(Bill W) April 6, 2013 – For the second time in as many events with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders, a driver produced a clean sweep on the evening. This time, it was Russ Hall’s turn to win his heat, the Dash and the 25-lap feature event. It was the Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver’s second career feature win with the Sprint Invaders.
Russ Hall of Pleasant Hill, IA won the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders feature on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. Photo courtesy of D&M Racing Photograpy.
The main event saw pole-sitter, Daniel Bergquist lead lap one. Hall started inside row two and took the lead on the low side to complete lap two. Hall opened up a lead on Bergquist, while season opener winner, Paul Nienhiser, pressured for the runner-up spot, taking it on lap four.
Mike Houseman Jr. steered his mount into third, and was followed by Scotty Thiel by Bergquist, before Tim Moore spun with ten laps in the books. Hall had the lapped car of Jamie Ball between himself and Nienhiser on the restart, and he shot off in the Waterfront Seafood Market #45c.
The rest of the event went non-stop with Hall cruising to victory. Nienhiser was never challenged in second, while Thiel made a late race move on Houseman for the show position.
“I really don’t know what we did,” said an excited Hall in Victory Lane. “This is a new Schnee chassis and we are still figuring it out. Our Ostrich engine is kick-ass though. My Dad (Roger) and Dirty Red worked hard on this thing, and it feels really good to get this win. It’s been a long-time coming!”
“I was kind of hanging on for dear life,” said the second place Nienhiser. “I about put it in the fence a couple of times trying to lap people. I just gave it all I had! Second place was about all I had. Before the caution, I thought I may be reeling him in, but I was just kind of hanging on.”
“We had a good Professional Plating, XXX, Gaerte powered sprint car tonight,” said the third place Thiel. “It took rubber early on. I was doing good in it, but I thought I’d try the high side. We bobbled up and dropped a few spots. We had the caution, and after that I thought we had a better shot. I messed up a little too much. If we got clear of the lapped cars a little earlier, we may have had a shot at it.”
Houseman settled for fourth, ahead of twelfth starting Randy Martin. Hard-charger, Joey Moughan, was followed by Jimmy Davies, Matt Moro, Bergquist and Tony Shilling to complete the top ten.
Thiel, Moro, Nienhiser and Hall claimed heat races. In addition to Hall’s Dash win, Matt Krieger took the B main.
Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 45c, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (3) 2. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (4) 3. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (5) 4. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (8) 5. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (12) 6. 15m, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (14) 7. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (6) 8. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2) 9. 9D, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (1) 10. 47T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (7) 11. 73, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16) 12. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (20) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (10) 14. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 15. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9) 16. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11) 17. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (13) 18. 56, Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 19. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (15) 20. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19). Lap Leaders: Bergquist 1, Hall 2-25. KSE Hard-charger: Sutton.
Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top four to A main: 1. Scotty Thiel (2) 2. Jimmy Davies (4) 3. Dustin Clark (1) 4. Harold Pohren (3) / 5. Matt Krieger (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 7. 83, Davie Getchell, Sperry, IA (8) 8. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5)
Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top four to A main: 1. Matt Moro (2) 2. Tony Shilling (7) 3. Ryan Jamison (3) 4. Joey Moughan (5) / 5. Justin Newberry (6) 6. Jamie Ball (4) 7. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1)
CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top four to A main: 1. Paul Nienhiser (7) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (2) 3. Bobby Mincer (6) 4. Tim Moore (5) / 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4) 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3) 7. 2, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1)
Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Heat four (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top four to A main: 1. Russ Hall (1) 2. Daniel Bergquist (2) 3. Randy Martin (6) 4. Dustin Selvage (7) / 5. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (3) 6. Matt Sutton (5) 7. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (4)
Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Russ Hall (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (2) 3. Scotty Thiel (3) 4. Jimmy Davies (4) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6) 6. Matt Moro (8) 7. Tony Shilling (7) 8. Mike Houseman Jr. (5)
B main (started), 12 laps, top four to A main: 1. Matt Krieger (1) 2. Justin Newberry (2) 3. Jamie Ball (6) 4. Matt Sutton (8) / 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 6. Andy Huston (4) 7. Kevin Hetrick (3) 8. Dave Getchell (9) 9. Mitchell Alexander (10) 10. Chase Wanner (11) 11. Joe Beaver (7) 12. John Greenwood (12) DNS – Josh Schneiderman
Weld – Bobby Mincer
Saldana Racing Products – Tim Moore
SBI Fuel – Daniel Bergquist