Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jeff Miller Jr. Repeats as KRC Champ Kreitz takes Founders Cup

In the 25-lap make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprint cars, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon became the first driver to repeat in the history of the event, dating back to its inception in 2012.

Polesitter Ken Duke Jr. would lead the first 11 laps of the 25-lap Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprints before surrendering to Jeff Miller.

Miller started sixth in the main and followed Duke, Zach Newlin and Scott Ellerman for the first nine laps before beginning his march through the top three.

After getting around Ellerman for third with 15 laps to go, he made a sweeping two-car pass of Newlin and Duke to move into the lead with 13 laps to go and then checked out on the field for the victory, worth $1,000.

Following Miller across the line for second, 4.502 seconds behind, was Duke with Ellerman finishing third followed by Newlin and Kyle Ganoe.

Sixth through 10th went to Mark Watkins, Tim Tanner, Dave Brown Jr., Dave Grube and Dylan Shatzer.

Heats went to Ganoe, Tyler Reeser, Miller and Grube with Cale Reigle taking the consolation race.

Fast time was set by Miller with a lap of 17.840 seconds.

Kassidy Kreitz won the eight lap non-qualifiers Founder's Cup race for the IMCA 305 sprints, earning a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming 2017 RaceSaver Challenge in October. The Founders cup honors the founders of the series and allows teams that did not make the show to run for a full purse with the winner given a guaranteed starting spot if they are and remain exclusive to RaceSaver.

sprints, 25 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Kyle Ganoe, 6. Mark Watkins, 7. Tim Tanner, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Dave Grube, 10. Dylan Shatzer, 11. Jon Haegele, 12. Rick Steif, 13. Stephanie Dodson, 14. Colby Dice, 15. Mike Schuckers, 16. Darren Miller, 17. Dale Reigle, 18. Austin Bishop, 19. Bradley Mellott, 20. Dave Graver, 21. Tyler Reeser, 22. Jaremi Hanson, 23. Ron Aurand, 24. Scott Lutz

Founders Cup: Kassidy Kreitz, Erin Statler, Neil Petock, Bobby Scherff, Mike Alleman, Joey Kay, Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Mike Kiser, Brendon Poff, Matthew Kline

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