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Oakshade Raceway

Miller overtakes Boggs for Oakshade victory

May 26, 2008, 7:55 am
From track and series reports
Matt Miller (7) moves past Casey Noonan (1). (Charlie Orns)
Matt Miller (7) moves past Casey Noonan (1). (Charlie Orns)

WAUSEON, Ohio (May 24) — Matt Miller, the 1991 Oakshade Raceway champion, returned to his roots for a Sunoco American Late Model Series victory at the northern Ohio oval. The Whitehouse, Ohio, driver overtook Tyler Boggs of Warsaw, Ind., on the 23rd of 30 laps in the caution-free feature for a $2,000 victory.

Miller started sixth and tracked down Boggs, who started outside the front row, in the race's late stages. Boggs held on for second ahead of ninth-starting Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich. Ronnie Perrine Jr. of Lima, Ohio, was fourth and 10th-starting Zack Olger of St. Johns, Mich., was fifth.

Notes: Miller's entry is sponsored by MW Auto Body Shop and McCullough Industries. ... The victory was Miller's 15th career on the ALMS tour and first since winning June 24, 2006, at Oakshade. ... Donnie Roberts scratched from the feature after winning a consolation race. ... The series returns to Oakshade for the $3,000-to-win Butch Wildermuth Memorial on June 21. ... The track's $4,400-to-win Barney Oldfield Memorial is a week earlier, June 14.

ALMS @ Oakshade: (1) Matt Miller, (2) Tyler Boggs, (3) Jeep Van Wormer, (4) Ronnie Perrine Jr., (5) Zack Olger, (6) Casey Noonan, (7) Rody Schroyer, (8) Dusty Moore, (9) Rusty Schlenk, (10) Rusty Seaver, (11) Zac Davis, (12) Brian Ruhlman, (13) Steve Kester, (14) Chuck Hummer, (15) Ky Harper, (16) Curtis Roberts, (17) Hillard Miller, (18) Curtis Deisenroth, (19) Kris Patterson, (20) Troy Catterene, (21) Ryan Vanderveen. Heat race winners (among 35 cars): Hummer, Perrine, Boggs, Noonan. Consolation winners: C. Roberts, D. Roberts. Provisional starters: Deisenroth, Vanderveen.

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