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Dale Chestnut Wins
Popcorn Sutton's Sportsman Truck Challenge presented by B & L Motorsports

 


 

Dale Chestnut Wins   

Popcorn Sutton's Sportsman Truck Challenge presented by B & L Motorsports 

 

Glenview, Ill (September 2, 2014) - The Labor Day weekend of short-course off-road racing at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is the host of three days of incredible racing. The showcase event for the Potawatomi Friday Night Thunder program was Popcorn Sutton's Sportsman Truck Challenge presented by B & L Motorsports. The eight lap race featured twenty-six MORR Sportsman racers representing five different classes and all vying for over $10,000 in cash and products.

 

The race itself divides the five classes, based upon previous race lap times, into two groups. The first group to leave the land rush start were the fourteen Super Stock racers and two Classix Competitors. Then twenty-five seconds later four Super Truck racers, five Formula 4x4 pilots, and three Limited 4 drivers charged into Potawatomi Turn One.

 

The start saw both Classix drivers, Dale Chestnut and Scott Mueller gain the advantage right from the start.  Meanwhile it was Limited 4 driver, Dan Baudoux that took the lead in the second group.

 

As the laps wound down, Baudoux was slashing his way through the field and with just under three laps until the finish, the Hemlock, Michigan racer drove his Ford Raptor around the Chevy Monte Carlo of Scott Mueller to move into second place. Now the crowd wondered if Baudoux had enough time to catch the Ford Bronco of Chestnut.

 

Baudoux was turning laps nearly over two seconds quicker than the leader, as Chestnut was running the race of his career. As the checkered flag was raised, Dale Chestnut driving his #613 Double D Services BFGoodrich Tire Ford Bronco took the win. The #17 B & L Motorsports backed Ford Raptor of Dan Baudoux finished just over two seconds back in the runner-up spot as Scott Mueller held off the hard charging Super Stock Truck racer of Nick Byng for third.

 

The podium celebration was incredible as both Mark Kvamme of Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey, and Albert Bancroft of B & L Motorsports were on hand to congratulate all three podium finishers. For the effort, winner Dale Chestnut took home a check for $3,500 as well as another $2000 in contingency awards. Another $3000 in prize money was split between the remaining top five finishers.

 

"Our team has won quite a few races and taken home a few championships, but tonight's win is the highlight of my racing career," exclaimed Dale Chestnut. "I have never driven this Ford Bronco this hard. I knew if I got the holeshot and never let up, I would have a chance. Scott Mueller was right there like has been all year. I just didn't know if the truck would hold up at the pace we were running, but never missed a beat.  This was an awesome race. Thanks again to Popcorn Sutton, B & L Motorsports, Crandon, and to the guy who put this all together. Just look at the crowd we had today at the podium, this race and this place are just awesome."

"That was the hardest I've ever driven," noted second place finisher, Dan Baudoux. "I knew had to really hustle if I had a shot at the win. We almost did it, but we needed another lap to get a chance at Dale.  Regardless Dale ran a great race, our run was nearly perfect, and I haven't had this much fun racing a truck in a long time. Thanks again to Popcorn Sutton and B & L Motorsports. I hope we do this again next year."

 

 

 

Along with race sponsors Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey and B & L Motorsports, several companies offered contingency awards, Including: BDS Suspension, Teamtech Motorsports, Allstar Performance, BFGoodrich Tires, ATD Transmissions, PDank Performance,  

J & H Transmissions and AMSOIL.

 

Popcorn Sutton's Sportsman Truck Challenge presented by B & L Motorsports USAC Race Results

 

Pos

No.

Name

Class

Laps

Diff

Total Tm

Best Tm

1

613

Dale Chestnut

Classix

8

 

12:47.273

1:30. 297

2

17

Dan Baudoux

Limited 4 X 4

8

2.396

12:49.669

1:26. 412

3

631

Scott Mueller

Classix

8

21.502

13:08.775

1:32. 575

4

833

Nick Byng

Super Stock Truck

8

22.521

13:09.794

1:33. 565

5

827

Matt Siorek

Super Stock Truck

8

33.227

13:20.500

1:34. 213

6

32

Jack Heidman

Limited 4 X 4

8

34.811

13:22.084

1:29. 117

7

9

Dave Christoferson

Limited 4 X 4

8

35.687

13:22.960

1:30. 397

8

471

Brad LaMarche

Formula 4 x 4

8

40.087

13:27.360

1:28. 095

9

248

Tim Nelson

Super Truck

8

41.227

13:28.500

1:30. 369

10

819

Jeremy Gitzlaff

Super Stock Truck

8

43.086

13:30.359

1:36. 037

11

886

Gatlin Keehner

Super Stock Truck

8

45.945

13:33.218

1:36. 108

12

885

Don Demney

Super Stock Truck

8

49.309

13:36.582

1:36. 154

13

837

Tom Graff

Super Stock Truck

8

55.38

13:42.653

1:35. 644

14

877

Matt Dale

Super Stock Truck

8

1:23. 414

14:10.687

1:39. 639

15

870

Rob Legrand

Super Stock Truck

8

1:28. 368

14:15.641

1:38. 885

16

815

Shaun Bruski

Super Stock Truck

8

1:29. 274

14:16.547

1:38. 652

17

899

Scott Heikkila

Super Stock Truck

8

1:33. 455

14:20.728

1:40. 663

18

871

Ben Weirzba

Super Stock Truck

7

1 Lap

12:19.150

1:39. 054

19

851

Joey Maciosek

Super Stock Truck

4

4 Laps

7:23. 274

1:39. 344

20

803

Ken Wilson

Super Stock Truck

3

5 Laps

5:34. 060

1:37. 633

21

266

Kevin Hanegraff

Super Truck

3

5 Laps

5:41. 877

1:30. 054

22

454

Michael Platz

Formula 4 x 4

3

5 Laps

5:56. 106

1:35. 371

23

475

S. Dave Miah

Formula 4 x 4

2

6 Laps

4:33. 699

1:38. 628

24

224

Jimmy Ridderbush

Super Truck

1

7 Laps

2:39. 555

1:32. 669

25

228

Matt Solka

Super Truck

1

7 Laps

2:46. 749

1:38. 414

26

887

Jay Schaefer

Super Stock Truck

 

 

 

 

 

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- Mike Reusche , race report

- Evil Smile Photography, pics

 

 

 


 

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