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Stewart Stars in Desert Classic Opener!

By canyon | 02 November 2013 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Desert Classic 650x150Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 1, 2013) – The 25th Annual IMCA Desert Classic kicked off Friday night with Mark Stewart parking his mount in victory lane after topping the night’s IMCA Modified feature event.

While Stewart took top honors in the prelim to Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win 40-lapper, other Friday night winners included Steve Bitting in Viper Smart Start Pure Stock action, Chris McCurdy, Sr., in Renegades and John Priest in Mod Lites.

Stewart raced from a second row inside starting position to snare his second CSP feature win of the season ahead of Anthony Madrid with Mike Van Genndren, Tyler Mecl and 12th-starter Jason Noll rounding out the top five.

Steve Bitting raced from the fourth row outside to capture his first Pure Stock win of the year in front of Joe Vlasity, Chris McCurdy, Jr., Mike Goodwin and Lee Morrell.

Chris McCurdy, Sr., raced from ninth to take his first Renegade win of the year ahead of John Romero with Joe Flewelling, Jason Crowe and Trenton Setelin in the top five.

In Mod Lite action, John Priest raced from the pole position to his fourth CSP score of the year with Steve Moriarty, J.C. Gilleland, Brenden Priedt and Chaz Baca, Jr., in the top five.

The 25th Annual IMCA Desert Classic including the $5,000-to-win, 40-lap main event for IMCA Modifieds along with Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks, Renegades and Mod Lites concludes on Saturday night with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

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25th Annual IMCA Desert Classic Friday Results:

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat:  1. 57v-Mike Van Genndren, 2. 59-Mark Stewart, 3. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 4. L8-Bryan Schultz, 5. 12j-Justin O’Brien, 6. 41-George Fronsman, 7. 12d-Scott Drake, 8. 4r-Ross Statham.

Second Heat:  1. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 55-Mason Daughters, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7. 447-Denny Areas, 8. 2k-Ronald Webster.

Third Heat:  1. 77k-Keith Krenklis, 2. 19-Jay Foster, 3. 22-Dustin Boney, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 55x-Nick Gann, 6. 1s-Shelby Frye, 7. 65-Tim Palmer.

Fourth Heat:  1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 198-Jeremy Payne, 3. 87-Clifton Maggard, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 2-Brad Whitfield, 6. 34dd-Billy Carron, 7. 3d-Chad Ayers.

Fifth Heat:  1. 71-Tyler Mecl, 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 62-Hunter Marriot, 6. 94-Matt Rice, 7. 23-Terry Haven.

First “B” Feature:  1. L8-Bryan Schultz, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 62-Hunter Marriot, 5. 78-Steve Stultz, 6. 1s-Shelby Frye, 7. 2-Brad Whitfield, 8. 447-Denny Areas, 9. 4r-Ross Statham, 10. 34dd-Billy Carron, 11. 41-George Fronsman, 12. 24-Mike Martin, 13. 65-Tim Palmer.

Second “B” Feature:  1. 12j-Justin O’Brien, 2. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 3. 12-Guy Norton, 4. 55-Mason Daughters, 5. 87-Clifton Maggard, 6. 23-Terry Haven, 7. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 8. 55x-Nick Gann, 9. 12d-Scott Drake, 10. 3d-Chad Ayers, 11. 94-Matt Rice, 12. 2k-Ronald Webster.

“A” Feature:  1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 3. 57-Mike Van Genndren, 4. 71-Tyler Mecl, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 198-Jeremy Payne, 7. L8-Bryan Schultz, 8. 12j-Justin O’Brien, 9. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 10. 19-Jay Foster, 11. 62-Hunter Marriot, 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. 4tw-Tim Ward, 14. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 15. $-Cody Center, 16. 77k-Keith Krenklis, 17. 22-Dustin Boney, 18. 8-Nate Warren, 19. 40-Jeff Stafford, 20. 55-Mason Daughters.

 

Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks:

First Heat:  1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 92p-John Parmaley, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 84-Mike Goodwin, 5. 7-Steve Bitting, 6. 3-Ashley Stafford, 7. 62-Ted Markle, 8. 77-Danny James.

Second Heat:  1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. Z28-Ty Weidner, 3. 64x-Vance Honea, 4. 90-Lee Morrell, 5. 28-Mike Herrera, 6. 27T-John Todd, 7. 25-Steve Duffy.

“A” Feature:  1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 84-Mike Goodwin, 5. 90-Lee Morrell, 6. 28-Mike Herrera, 7. 3-Ashley Stafford, 8. 62-Ted Markle, 9. 27t-John Todd, 10. 77-Danny James, 11. 92p-John Parmaley, 12. 21m-Matt Martinez, 13. 64x-Vance Honea, 14. Z28-Ty Weidner, 15. 25-Steve Duffy.

 

Renegades:

“A” Feature:  1. 24-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 2. 65-John Romero, 3. 8-Joe Flewelling, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 99-Trenton Setelin, 6. 3d-David Harrington, 7. 51d-Dustin Way, 8. 57a-Tate Allen, 9. 66-Joe Setelin, 10. 08-Richard Bennett, 11. 9-Paul O’Connor, 12. 75-David Irwin, 13. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 14. 65x-Daniel Romero, 15. 85-Joe Peterson, 16. 72-John Wilt, 17. 64s-Johnathon Stalhut.

 

Mod Lites:

First Heat:  1. X-John Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 52-Brenden Priedt, 4. 58-Scott Strei, 5. 14-Josh Rivera, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. 20-Austin Zepplin, 8. 43-Chaz Baca, Jr.

Second Heat:  1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 21-Jimmy Terstriep, 3. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 4. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 5. 30-Lexus Gann, 6. 55-Ryan Martin, 7. 67-Alli Zepplin.

“A” Feature:  1. X-John Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 4. 52-Brenden Priedt, 5. 43-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 58-Scott Strei, 7. 30-Lexus Gann, 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 10. 20-Austin Zepplin, 11. 67-Alli Zepplin, 12. 55-Ryan Martin, 13. 21-Jimmy Terstriep, 14. 14-Josh Rivera, 15. 88-Tyler Merrill.

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