2014 Season Opener @ Ames Memorial Superspeedway

Thirteen drivers participated in CnB’s 10th season opener and 4 where successful picking up feature wins.

Pat Amos Schroeder led the way to the Hobby main and came away with an impressive win, his 39th career and 9th here at AMS. With the win he moved into a tie for second place with Rich Hohlfeld on the all time list. After a dismal 2013 season which saw Pat win only 18 heats, 2 features and no Top Dog awards, Pat’s plans for 2014 were to put last season behind him. By the looks of things he’s back in championship form. Pat now has 10 straight years with at least 1 HS feature win.

Late Model action was tight. Rich Hohlfeld and Tom Lange led the way to the main with only 19 points. A three way run off for 2 spots was held with Bill Martin and Paul Gilbertson advancing when Mark Swingle crashed out. Paul Shimshak also made the main although he was feeling under the weather. Winning the run off wasn’t enough for Martin. When Hohlfeld and Shimmy crashed out that opened the door for Bill and he easily held off Puk and Tom for his 17th career win, and 4th here at AMS. In doing so he tied with Tom for Top Dog honors.

Limited Late Models were back in action for a second straight season here at AMS. Tom Lange led the way to the main with 3 heat wins and 22 points while Mike Carlson followed closely with 21 points and 2 wins. First out was Martin on lap 1 followed by Swingle and Carlson on lap 4. The race was over 10 laps early when Drew popped out on lap 5 handing the win to Tom, his first career. Tom also won Top Dog honors with 27.

Vintage racing was as tight as the LM action with defending champion Jake Shimshak leading the way with 19 points. His feature ended early crashing out on lap 1 opening the door for Puk, Mikey, Kevin Owen and Bill. Puk was able to hold off Mike for his league leading 23rd career win and Top Dog honors with 23. The win was Puk’s first ever here at AMS.

Dr.Noise Bill Martin, came away with his 31st career Lead Foot of the week award 83-82 over Puk moving himself into 1st place on the all time list. Tom Lange placed 3rd with 72 running only 3 of the 4 classes.

2014 Ames Memorial Superspeedway Week 1 Standings

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