Trute Back on Top

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Former Track Champion Dave Trute from New Lisbon, WI made his way to his first regular points night show appearance at Dells Raceway Park count, by pulling off the victory in the 25 lap SynMax Lubricants Feature event

Sandy Cook of Wisconsin Dells, WI and Brandon Birdsill from Reedsburg brought the SynMax Sportsman Feature field to the green flag and it was Birdsill grabbing the early lead form the outside row. Caution slowed the field after 7 laps and on the restart Birdsill would have a mirror full of the 2015 Track Champion Scott Luck from North Freedom. Luck wasted no time jumping to the outside immediately and making the pass for the top spot. At the half way mark of the race it was Luck still followed by Birdsill with current DRP Point Leader Mitch Lyden, Sandy Cook and last weeks feature winner Doug Paul. Luck was looking pretty good out front with Trute stuck in traffic in the back the raced seemed his, then the caution flew with ten laps to go for a spin by Collin Tomilison and Kevin Gilding which reset the field for a cone choice double file restart. With the top five set on staying in the bottom lane it was Dave Trutes time to shine as he chose the outside lane and came all the way up to outside row two for the restart. Luck set the pace on the restart but it was Trute showing his musle as the laps wound down and with a handful of laps to go Trute took the lead leaving Scott Luck settling for second with Brandon Birdsill getting third and Mitch Lyden followed by Phil Smith rounding out the top five. In earlier action, Trute set fast time and Brandon Birdsill brought home the SS&E Concrete Sportsman Dash with Brad Hetzel taking top honors in the heat. A Big Thank You to all the drivers, teams and fans who braved the threat of rain in the area to come out and see a great night of racing at your very own Dells Raceway Park.

Sportsman - Qual
1 2 Dave Trute 14.696
2 12 Scott Luck 14.856
3 21L Mitch Lyden 15.039
4 26 Doug Paul 15.167
5 23bb Brandon Birdsill 15.171
6 11C Sandy Cook 15.292
7 08 Mahlon Borntreger 15.308
8 29M Steve Morgan 15.311
9 99S Phil Smith 15.340
10 04 Ron Grabarski 15.398
11 24T Collin Tomlinson 15.490
12 41h Brad Hetzel 15.537
13 5G Kevin Gilding 15.593
14 6S Chevy Schoff 16.349

SS&E Concrete Sportsman Dash
1 23bb Brandon Birdsill
2 11C Sandy Cook
3 12 Scott Luck
4 26 Doug Paul
5 21L Mitch Lyden
6 2 Dave Trute

Sportsman - Heat 1
1 41h Brad Hetzel
2 5G Kevin Gilding
3 29M Steve Morgan
4 24T Collin Tomlinson
5 08 Mahlon Borntreger
6 99S Phil Smith
7 04 Ron Grabarski
8 6S Chevy Schoff

Synmax Lubricants Sportsman Feature
1 2 Dave Trute
2 12 Scott Luck
3 23bb Brandon Birdsill
4 21L Mitch Lyden
5 99S Phil Smith
6 41h Brad Hetzel
7 26 Doug Paul
8 08 Mahlon Borntreger
9 04 Ron Grabarski
10 29M Steve Morgan
11 24T Collin Tomlinson
12 6S Chevy Schoff
13 11C Sandy Cook
14 5G Kevin Gilding
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