Anderson Breaks Through With Father’s Day Win

Story by Josh Reynolds

       (June 19) – After yet another rainout the drivers and fans of Stuart Speedway were itching for some great short track racing and they did not leave disappointed! David Archibald, Mike Pruitt, Jeremy Gettler, Lukas Onstot, Shannon Anderson and Randy Havlik took home the feature wins on a beautiful Father’s Day evening.

                After some good competition in the heat races and with the sun beating down on the track the crew decided a spray of water would be the best route to keep the dust down. While some were skeptical, it turned out to be a perfect decision as the track took on a smooth tacky surface! These guys catch a lot of criticism and not near enough credit for the time and effort they put in. I for one would like to commend the track prep crew for a great job!

First up would be the IMCA Sport Compacts with David Sciranko and David Archibald on the front row. Archibald took control on lap one and, just as he did in the heat race, never looked back in taking the win. He was followed by Adam Kralik, Philip Sciranko, Jordan Peters and Allen Wilson.

                IMCA Northern Sportmods were next up with James Reichart and Jerry Hinton leading the field to green. Hinton led right away and looked to run away with the win. That all vanished on lap thirteen when the yellow flag flew, bunching the field and bringing up eleventh starting Mike Pruitt to Hinton’s bumper. After one more yellow following the restart, Pruitt made his move and took the lead for the final two laps to snag the feature win. Hinton finished in second with Clinton Luellen, Nick Roberts and Dylan Book rounding out the top five. Book, Hinton and Josh Modde were the heat race winners.

                Michael Walrod and Scott Bailey would lead the way for the IMCA Stock Cars and their twenty lap feature. Bailey led the first two laps until Jeremy Gettler found a way around on lap three. If you only looked at the scoring sheets, you would think the rest of the race was boring with Gettler leading the rest of the way. However, Gettler had his hands full with Randy Killen, with Killen actually leading from time to time in the corners. After Killen went for a spin on lap eighteen, Gettler put on the cruise control and took the win. Marcus Fagan, after a lap two skirmish, came from the back to finish an impressive second followed by Steve Campbell, Jeff Anderson and Bryan Snell. Jamie Schirm and Gettler were the heat race winners.

                6 Cylinder FWD’s came out next with David Sciranko and Jim Britton on the front row. Britton led with Lukas Onstot right behind, and the two separated themselves from the rest of the field. Britton kept the lead until turn four on the last lap when contact between himself and Onstot slowed Britton enough to allow Onstot to take the win. Britton would hang on for second place with Jake Coughennower, D. Sciranko and Philip Sciranko filling out the top five. Onstot also won the heat race and trophy dash.

                IMCA Hobby Stocks came up the ramp next with David Castellano and Shannon Anderson bringing the field to green. Anderson took off and slowly stretched his lead over second place Austin Luellen. As the fifteen lap feature wound down, even Anderson had to wonder if the mechanical woes that have plagued him were going to show up again. The nightmare would end for the reigning national champion on this night as Anderson took the checkered flag in a caution free event. Luellen held on for second with Curt Ganoe, Nyle Godwin and Brandon Pruitt rounding out the top five. Pruitt and Anderson were the heat race winners.

                Last up would be the IMCA Modifieds with Tony Hilgenberg and Scott Bash on the front row. Bash led lap number one with Randy Havlik right behind. Havlik would find a way around on lap number two to take over the lead and looked to ride off into the sunset. Lap seven and ten cautions would erase the lead Havlik had and bring up Josh Gilman to his bumper. With the two tied for the point lead, the racing picked up a notch when the green flag flew. Gilman pulled even through the corners, but Havlik was able to hold on and a couple of bobbles by Gilman allowed Havlik to stretch his lead a bit. That lead was all Havlik needed to take the win with Gilman and Alison Quick right behind. Hilgenberg and Ed Seibert rounded out the top five with Quick and Havlik the heat race winners.

Thanks to all who came out and congratulations to all the race winners. Please join us next week for Luellen Farms Night at the Races!
Hobby Stocks - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 78    Shannon Anderson    Atlantic , Ia 40.00
2 7 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia 39.00
3 6 20    Curt Ganoe    Stuart , Ia 38.00
4 5 11G    Nyle Godwin    Redfield , Ia 37.00
5 9 10B    Brandon Pruitt    Dexter , Ia 36.00
6 4 17    Nathan Lange    Stuart , Ia 35.00
7 10 32    Bill Atcheson     , Ia 34.00
8 1 11    David Castellano    Des Moines, Ia 33.00
9 3 67    Ed Mahlstedt    Bagley , Ia 32.00
10 12 66    Andy Mahlstedt    Bagley , Ia 31.00
11 11 35X    Phillip Castellano    Norwalk , Ia 30.00
12 8 40    Randy Embrey $    Granger , Ia 29.00
13 14 35    Gina Gruebel    Lacona , Ia 28.00
14 13 12A    Rob Allison    Des Moines, Ia 27.00 DNS
 

Stock Cars - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 23A    Jeremy Gettler    Adair , Ia 40.00
2 9 1F    Marcus Fagan    Adair , Ia 39.00
3 11 11    Steve Campbell    Des Moines, Ia 38.00
4 8 78    Jeff Anderson    Atlantic , Ia 37.00
5 6 3S    Bryan Snell    Coon Rapids, Ia 36.00
6 5 25    Bob Daniels    Des Moines, Ia 35.00
7 12 81x    Randy Killen    Des Moines, Ia 34.00
8 2 64    Scott Bailey    Carlisle , Ia 33.00
9 13 48    Kevin Godwin    Earlham , Ia 32.00
10 1 711    Michael Walrod    Desoto , Ia 31.00
11 7 1K    Tom Killen    Des Moines, Ia 30.00
12 10 92B    Brian Blessington    Breda , Ia 29.00
13 3 56    Jamie Schirm    Dexter , Ia 28.00
 

SportMods - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 11 92P    Michael Pruitt    Redfield , Ia 40.00
2 2 34J    Jerry Hinton    Adel , Ia 39.00
3 3 3L    Clinton Luellen    Minburn , Ia 38.00
4 10 23JR    Nick Roberts    Des Moines, Ia 37.00
5 7 B00K    Dylan Book    Adel , Ia 36.00
6 4 64    Casey Gruebel    Lacona , Ia 35.00
7 19 19    David Schlicht    Grand Junction, Ia 34.00
8 5 32L    Ty Luellen    Minburn , Ia 33.00
9 9 30X    Josh Modde    Des Moines, Ia 32.00
10 15 A5    Austin Paul    Monroe , Ia 31.00
11 16 3F    Cole Ferguson    Dexter , Ia 30.00
12 14 13T    Taylor Musselman    Norwalk , Ia 29.00
13 6 46    Trevor Oberholtz    Adair , Ia 28.00
14 1 28    James Reichart    Winterset , Ia 27.00
15 12 41    Jeremy Embrey    Granger , Ia 26.00
16 8 99K    Kody Havens    Wiota , Ia 25.00
17 13 66A    Anthony Onstot    Norwalk , Ia 24.00
18 17 39    Larry Embrey    Granger , Ia 23.00
19 18 20    Mark Paup $     - 22.00
 

Modifieds - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 8 3z    Randy Havlik    Madrid , Ia 40.00
2 9 83G    Josh Gilman    Earlham , Ia 39.00
3 7 37    Alison Quick    Redding , Ia 38.00
4 1 4    Tony Hilgenberg    Waukee , Ia 37.00
5 3 131S    Ed Seibert    Dexter , Ia 36.00
6 2 14B    Scott Bash    Windsor Heights, Ia 35.00
7 6 12C    Kent Croskey    Polk City, Ia 34.00
8 5 31R    Rex Parkison    Earlham , Ia 33.00
9 10 26Z    Zach Hensley    Green River, Wy 32.00
10 4 14    Ron Bash    Stuart , Ia 31.00
 

Spt Compact - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 82B    David Archibald    Harlan , Ia 36.00
2 4 199    Adam Kralik    Orient , Ia 35.00
3 5 3    Philip Sciranko    Harlan , Ia 34.00
4 3 7P    Jordan Peters    Des Moines, Ia 33.00
5 6 32    Allen Wilson    Altoona , Ia 32.00
6 1 86    David Sciranko    Harlan , Ia 31.00
 

6 cyl. FWD - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 67    Lukas Onstot    Norwalk , Ia 38.00
2 2 51B    Jim Britton    Indianola , Ia 37.00
3 5 90    Jake Coughennower    Indianola , Ia 36.00
4 1 86    David Sciranko    Harlan , Ia 35.00
5 7 3    Philip Sciranko    Harlan , Ia 34.00
6 3 3X    Mark Mccoy $    Des Moines, Ia 33.00
7 8 7P    Jordan Peters    Des Moines, Ia 32.00
8 6 32    Allen Wilson    Altoona , Ia 31.00