Nebraska’s John Anderson took home the $5,000 pay day at this year’s Alphabet Soup event at I-80 Speedway, and in the process, locked himself into a guaranteed starting position for this July’s $25,000-to-win Silver Dollar Nationals.
Anderson started on the pole for the event, but it was two-time and defending Corn Belt Clash Champion Chad Simpson who jumped out to the early lead. Simpson continued to lead the first half of the event with Anderson and Kyle Berck in tow until just past the halfway point when Simpson made contact with Brian Kenkel, whom Simpson was trying to put a lap down, giving Anderson the lead. Seventh-row starter Denny Eckrich and eight-row starter ‘Hammer Down’ Jason Rauen we strategically making their way forward, working themselves well into the top-10 as Anderson continued to extend his lead.
Anderson crossed the checkered flags ahead of Kyle Berck and Chad Simpson, who was able to wheel his damaged #25 GATR-sponsored MasterSbilt to a third place finish and reclaim the Corn Belt Clash Series point lead. Denny Eckrich was fourth with Jason Rauen rounding out the top-five and collecting the Hooker Harness Hard Charger Award in the process after advancing 10 places. The remainder of the top-10 was Travis Dickies, Chris Simpson, Tim Isenberg, Justin Zeitner and Bill Leighton. The Corn Belt Clash Series returns to action next weekend with a Friday night show at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. The series also returns to Peoria Speedway on Sunday to finish the Bohlander Tribute that was halted by rain just after the completion of the heat races. Sunday’s Bohlander Tribute will consist of the Kindl LLC Business Solutions Quick Six, which pays $500-to-win, along with B-Features and the A-Main.
Isky Racing Cams Heat Race #1 Winner: Justin Zeitner
Comp Cams Heat Race #2 Winner: Kyle Berck
JE Pistons Heat Race #3 Winner: John Anderson
Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main #1 Winner: Brian Kenkel
CBC Provisional Starter: Justin Kay
1. John Anderson
2. Kyle Berck
3. Chad Simpson
4. Denny Eckrich
5. Jason Rauen
6. Travis Dickies
7. Chris Simpson
8. Tim Isenberg
9. Justin Zeitner
10. Bill Leighton
11. Dave Eckrich
12. Rob Moss
13. Mark Dotson
14. Bill Koons
15. Kevin Sather
16. Alonzo Grosse
17. Corey Zeitner
18. Brian Kenkel
19. Chris Spieker
20. Justin Kay
21. Mike Wiarda
22. Andrew Kosiski
23. Mike Collins
24. Andrew McKay
Hooker Custom Harness Hard Charger Award: Jason Rauen
AllStar Performance Performer of the Race Award: Jason Rauen
QuickCar Racing Products Award: Justin Kay
Landrum Performance Springs Award: Dave Eckrich
Comp Cams Award: Andrew McKay
Quarter Master Award: Chad Simpson
Corn Belt Clash Official Series Sponsors: JE Pistons, R.A.C.E, Comp Cams, Hoosier Racing Tire, Manley Performance, Isky Racing Cams and Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
Corn Belt Clash Participating Sponsors: AllStar Performance, QuickCar Racing Products, Callies Performance Products, Wrap’d by Dynamic Decals and Two Buff Dudes Inc.
Corn Belt Clash Contingency Sponsors: CV Products, Intercomp Racing Scales, Tiger Rear Ends, Landrum Performance Springs, Hooker Custom Harness, KindlLLC.com Business Solutions, Pro Power Racing Engines, Grove Automotive, OutPace Racing Products, Signs by Design, The Contingency Connection, Countryside Creations, Dirt Late Model Magazine, JD Photography, Bully Dog and Karsyn’s Krusaders
Intercomp Racing Scales are the Official Scales of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.
Dirt Late Model Magazine is the Official Publication of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.
Karsyn’s Krusaders is the Official Non-Profit Organization of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.