1-11-2014 Tucson International Raceway - AZ - NDRL Winter Extreme

1-11-2014 Tucson International Raceway - AZ - NDRL Winter Extreme
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    NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ Winter Extreme – Night One

    Tucson International Raceway

    Tucson, AZ

    Saturday, 11 January 2014

    Tucson Local R.C. Whitwell Tops Strong National Field in Winter Extreme Opener

    R.C. Whitwell has developed quite a love for Tucson International Raceway of late. The Tucson native has scored his home track’s last three big money Late Model shows. Whitwell’s third triumph was by far the most impressive to date by besting a very strong mixed field of national and regional touring stars. Whitwell scored the win ahead of National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame racer Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas and Crane, Missouri’s Will Vaught. Whitwell’s win in the opening night of the six event Winter Extreme mini-series at TIR’s $3000 winning purse is also the largest payday of his three most recent wins.

    A stellar 57 car field competed for the 24 starting spots available on night one of Winter Extreme. A very unique format is being used to set the fields and has resulted in some fantastic side by side racing. At the outset of the night, John Blankenship of Williamson, West Virginia topped all drivers on hand during hot lap time trials with a lap of 16.069 seconds for an average speed of 89.61 MPH around the 4/10ths of a mile Tucson oval.
    Whitwell started from the pole position and made the winning move to the lead by Manhattan, Kansas driver Chase Junghans. Multi-time Arizona winner Moyer, who started fifth, moved up to second and chased Whitwell down in traffic. But the hometown hero would not be denied the $3000 victory. Will Vaught earned the ARP Race Products Hard Charger award after advancing ten positions from his 13th starting spot.

    “I have been coming to this race for a while now and it feels good to finally get a win, especially on the first night. This car is still new to me; I’ve only driven it three times. But I’ve won all three races. So it seems like every time I change something or try something new it works out pretty good. It’s the biggest win of my career as far as prestige. There some pretty tough guys here compared to other races I’ve won. We will come back the rest of the week and try to get some more money.” Whitwell said in the Freedom RV Victory Lane.

    Full Results

    Finish / Start / Car # / Name / Purse

    1. (1) 5 - R.C. Whitwell $3,000

    2. (5) 21 - Billy Moyer $1,500

    3. (13) 1 - Will Vaught $1,000

    4. (4) 28 - Jimmy Mars $800

    5. (9) 25 - Shane Clanton $750

    6. (7) 32 - Chris Simpson $700

    7. (8) 14M - Morgan Bagley $650

    8. (2) 18 - Chase Junghans $600

    9. (19) 75 - Terry Phillips $550

    10. (20) 23 - John Blankenship $500

    11. (3) 21JR - Billy Moyer Jr. $450

    12. (21) 58 - A.J. Diemel $400

    13. (15) 19R - Ryan Gustin $350

    14. (11) 56 - Tony Jackson Jr. $300

    15. (18) 77A - Justin Asplin $300

    16. (10) 7K - Jason Krohn $300

    17. (24) 43 - Garrett Alberson $300

    18. (22) 6 - Travis Dickes $300

    19. (23) 11 - Pat Doar $300

    20. (12) 10N - Rob Sanders $300

    21. (14) 00 - Jesse Stovall $300

    22. (16) 51 - Joey Moriarty $300

    23. (6) 91P - Jason Papich $300

    24. (17) 19 - Tim Fuller $300

    Heat Race #1: 21JR – Billy Moyer Jr., 32 – Chris Simpson, 51 – Joey Moriarty, 43 – Garrett Alberson, 19 – William Thomas, 111 – Max Blair, 11 – Steve Pfeifer, 10 – Mike Balcaen, 40F – Dana Fite, 72 – Jeff Whyman

    Heat Race #2: 5 – R.C. Whitwell, 7K – Jason Krohn, 19 – Tim Fuller, 23 – John Blankenship, 25Z – Mason Zeigler, 27 – Nick Bartels, 32B – Clay Daly, 23 – Brad Williams, 24 – Rick Ortega

    Heat Race #3: 21 – Billy Moyer, 14M – Morgan Bagley, 6 – Travis Dickes, 19R – Ryan Gustin, 7R – Kent Robinson, 91T – Tony Toste, 14 – Sean Bray, 10 – Tyson Turnbull, DNS: 7 – Ricky Weiss, 17 – Larry Childress

    Heat Race #4: 18 – Chase Junghans, 25 – Shane Clanton, 77A – Justin Asplin, 58 – A.J. Diemel, 12 – Jason Hughes, 42 – Don Shaw, 0 – Jake O’Neil, 98D – Dave Deetz, 77B – Terry Belcher

    Heat Race #5: 91P – Jason Papich, 56 – Tony Jackson Jr., 1 – Will Vaught, 75 – Terry Phillips, 77 – Jordan Yaggy, 2 – Trevor Glaser, 90 – Lance Matthees, 14Z – Zach McMillan, 89 – James Laing, 7 – Marshall Miles

    Heat Race #6: 28 – Jimmy Mars, 10N - Rob Sanders, 00 – Jesse Stovall, 11 – Pat Doar, 06 – Dave Smith, 15K – Justin Kay, 86 – Kyle Beard, 77 – Bill Bartels, 7J – Greg Jelvick

    Last Chance #1: 75 – Terry Phillips, 6 – Travis Dickes, 42 – Don Shaw, 12 – Jason Hughes, 2 – Trevor Glaser, 111 – Max Blair, 40F – Dana Fite, 0 – Jake O’Neil, 89 – James Laing, 10 – Mike Balcaen

    Last Chance #2: 23 – John Blankenship, 11 – Pat Doar, 15K – Justin Kay, 25Z – Mason Zeigler, 32B – Clay Daly, 77 – Jordan Yaggy, 27 – Nick Bartels, 90 – Lance Matthees, 98D – Dave Deetz, 7J – Greg Jelvick

    Last Chance #3: 58 – A.J. Diemel, 43 – Garrett Alberson, 7R – Kent Robinson, 91T – Tony Toste, 86 – Kyle Beard, 14Z – Zach McMillan, 06 – Dave Smith, 23 – Brad Williams, 14 – Sean Bray
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