opening round of JSTS speed week at Sioux Center
Sioux Center, Iowa (July 18, 2012) – The Forbes Meats Jackson Speedway
Touring Series opened its 2012 speed week this past Wednesday night at the Sioux
Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. A fantastic field of 29 cars pulled into the
pit area for the nights racing action. Winning the 20-lap $2,000 to win feature
event was Lou Kennedy, Jr., of Winnipeg Canada.
At the drop of the green flag it was Kennedy getting the early from his inside pole starting position. Billy Alley, Lincoln NE would grab the second spot with Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL, getting the third spot. On lap three Gharst would be challenge by Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg Canada. Gharst would hold Kennedy off as the race continued on. On lap seven the races first caution flag came out when Troy Manteufel, St. Peter MN, spun in turn two. On the restart the battle for the second position would heat up as Alley, Thomas Kennedy, and Gharst would race hard of the position. They would continue that battle for the next two laps when Alley would pull away from the battle, but on the next lap Gharst would catch Alley for the second spot, as Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO, would battle with Kennedy for the fourth spot. With Lou Kennedy, Jr. up front and Gharst in second, Brown would move into the third spot getting by Alley. On lap twelve the second and final caution came out when John Lambertz, Sioux Falls SD, had motor problems and slowed on the front straightaway. On the restart as the field raced through turns one and two Gharst would get by Lou Kennedy, Jr., for the lead but as they raced into turn three Kennedy would get the lead back through turns three and four. As the next few laps went by Lou Kennedy, Jr. pulled away from Gharst, and went on to take the opening night of the JSTS speed week. Kaley Gharst took second followed by Brian Brown, Billy Alley, and Thomas Kennedy.
The B Feature was won by Dylan Peterson, Hartford SD, with the heat race wins going to Billy Alley, Troy Manteufel, Austin McCarl, Altoona IA, and Kaley Gharst.
The Jackson Speedway Touring Series now moves on to the Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls MN, tonight for round two, with action moving to the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont MN Friday night, and concludes Saturday night at Jackson Speedway with running of the 34th Annual Jackson Sprint Car Nationals.
JSTS at Sioux Speedway July 18, 2012 Race Results
A Feature (20 laps) – 1. 21K Lou Kennedy, Jr., Winnipeg Canada, 2. 6
Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL, 3. 21 Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO, 4. 3 Billy Alley,
Lincoln NE, 5. 20K Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg Canada, 6. 11x Gregg Bakker, Sioux
Falls SD, 7. 3M Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill IA, 8. 14R Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids
IA, 9. 35 Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield MN, 10. 25 Dylan Peterson, Hartford SD,
11. 57x Jake Peters, Sioux Falls SD, 12. 13v Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE, 13. 09
Matt Juhl, Estherville IA, 14. 15 Joe Riedel, Ramona SD, 15. 93 Derrick Lusk,
Jackson MN, 16. 29 Nate Eakin, Lake Park IA, 17. 5M Troy Manteufel, St. Peter
MN, 18. 21A Dustin Benken, Sheldon IA (DNF), 19. 75c Casey Heser, Jackson MN (DNF),
20. 12L John Lambertz, Sioux Falls SD (DNF)
B Feature (10 laps- top 4 advance) – 1. 25 Peterson, 2. 75c Heser, 3. 13v Brahmer, 4. 21A Benken, 5. 73 Andy Jones, Princeton MN, 6. 10 Justin Jacobsma, Hull IA, 7. 2K Kevin Ingle, Huron SD, 8. 4J Ryan Jones, Harrisburg SD, 9. 29x Brandon Stevenson, Holestein IA (DNF), 10. 98 Steve Yarns, Jackson MN (DNF); Did Not Start: 97x Carson McCarl, Altoona IA, & 40 Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD
Heat 1 (8 laps) – 1. 3 Alley, 2. 3M Hall, 3. 09 Juhl, 4. 75c Heser, 5. 21
Brown, 6. 13v Brahmer, 7. 21A Benken, 8. 29x Stevenson
Heat 2 – 1. 5M Manteufel, 2. 35 Prochaska, 3. 29 Eakin, 4. 15 Riedel, 5. 97x McCarl, 6. 2K Ingle, 7. 40 Garner
Heat 3 – 1. 17A McCarl, 2. 20K Kennedy, 3. 11x Bakker, 4. 25 Peterson, 5. 93 Lusk, 6. 73 Jones, 7. 4J Jones
Heat 4 – 1. 6 Gharst, 2. 21K Kennedy, 3. 57x Peters, 4. 14R Rosenboom, 5. 12L Lambertz, 6. 10 Jacobsma, 7. 98 Yarns