Week 30 (DIS) Championship Night.
Mike Carlson held off Jake Shimshak for his first career feature win coming in his 39th start in Bill Martin’s #38 AMC Hornet. In doing so he became the 25 different Hobby Stock feature winner. AJ was Top Dog with 24 points sweeping the season’s Top Dog award. Two time defending track champion AJ Shimshak entered the night with a 9 point advantage. Before the feature started AJ had already won the track title making it 3 in a row here at his home track. Jake ended up 2nd 10 markers behind for the second year in a row. For the season 3 of the 17 driver made all 4 features; AJ, Jake & Puk. Jake led the way with 12 heat wins while feature winners were Jake, Rich Hohlfeld, Mike Carlson and Bill Martin all with 1 each. Top point night was week 1 by AJ with 26.
In Late Model racing point’s leader Tom Lange failed to make the haul leaving the door open for Puk, Jake, Drew & Rich. While these 4 drivers made the main only Rich finished, placing 2ndbehind 2010 CnB Late Model Champion Ike Shimshak who was making his first start of 2013. With the win Ike kept his streak going of at least 1 LM feature win a year. Drew was Top Dog with 23 allowing him to pass Tom, Puk and Jake for his first LM Track Title here at DIS. For the season Drew led all drivers with 11 heat wins while Jake was the only driver to make all 4 feature events. Feature winners were Jake, Tom, Bob and Ike. Top Dogs were Drew (3), Tom, Puk & Bill. Top point night was week 2 by Drew & Puk both with 25.
Drew held a slim lead over Tom and Jake in Vintage action and when the dust had settled Mike Carlson had his first career feature win and Drew was a 3 time champion having won back in 2009 & 2010. Mike’s win came in his 22nd start. Drew placed 2nd in the main. Jake had an unusually bad night failing to make the main for only the 2nd time this season. For the year Drew & Puk made all 4 feature events while Jake led the way with 8 heat wins. Feature winners were Drew, Puk, Jake and Mike. Top Dogs were Jake, Drew, Shimmy and Bob Talley. Top point night was week 3 by Shimmy with 23.
The evening’s Mod action was also the final CnB night of Mod racing. Drew held a commanding 17 point lead so pretty much had the championship wrapped up. But, in the overall CnB standings 4 drivers had a shot at the title. Johnny G led all drivers to the main with 20 points and came away with Top Dog honors with 21. Entering the main Drew and Bill Martin were tied for the overall. Drew took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim his 5th feature of the year. Bill pushed as hard as he could placing 2nd loosing the title by 1 point to Drew. This marked Drew’s first Mod Title, the best he had placed before this was 6th.
For the season here at DIS Drew and Bob Talley were the only drivers to make all 4 feature events. Drew led the way with 13 heat wins and 3 features. AJ was the only other feature winner. Top Dogs were Drew (2) Bill & John (1). Top point night was week 2 by Drew with 30, he sweep 5 of the 7 heats along with the feature.
Bill Martin won yet another Lead Foot of the week award 78 – 61 over Drew Kreibich. Between the 2 they have won the last 9 such awards. Jake finished the night in 3rd with 59 followed by Mike Carlson who picked up 2 feature wins, first time he has won more than 1 in a night.