Jeff Ganus Wins The Victory 100 – ResultsKevin England
A capacity crowd was in attendance for the 72nd Opening Nigh Celebration for Galesburg Speedway. With 34 Late Model Sportsman on hand all looking for a chance to bring home the $5,010.00 to win grand prize. With the top 16 cars locking into the main even the last chance race saw over 18 cars looking to grab one of the top 4 spots to transfer into The Victory 100. Tony Brutti would win with Gord Albas, Aaron Zimmerman and Joe Fadke all grabbing transfer spots. Jeff Ganus who made his first ever start at The Burg set fast time and went on to win after the time limit, and cautioned filled, 100 lap main event was checkered. With 19 cars all sub 15 seconds this was an historic group of cars and we want to thank each and everyone of them for coming out and being our guests Saturday Night. This was a non points night for the Late model Sportsman’s.
In the street stock division, Adam VanAvery set fast time with his dad “Bad” Brad Vanavery second quick. With no heat races the Street Stocks rolled out second on the evening and may have put on the best show of the night. Matt Elsey got out to a huge lead, but Adam VanAvery would run him down but burned up his outside tires in the process. A late caution bunched up the field and would put some very fast cars behind Matt on the restart. Matt would get a little pressure from Adam VanAvery who was in his own battle with the 71 of Scott Gary Jr. Matt would take the win and after a review it was determined that Scott Gary Jr made the pass at the line to finish 2nd with Adam VanAvery 3rd, Brad VanAvery 4th and Kalamazoo Speedway regular Barry Jenkins in 5th. Updated Point Standings can be found here.
Outlaw FWD’s saw The Rocket Man Jacob Alexander continued right where he left off last year by setting fast time, followed by Dave Leonard Jr. The Outlaw FWD’s put on an impressive show for the fans as the capacity crowd was treated to what makes their class so unique. Dave Yale, who earlier in the day successfully promoted himself to the Outlaw FWD class during Burg Stock qualifying, would get out to an early lead. Duane Green III would eventually run him down and make the pass for the lead but he had company as fast qualifier Jacob Alexander was right on his tail. Lap traffic would play a major role as Jacob got pinned in behind lapped cars, contact between him and Dave Leonard Jr would bring out the caution. Duane Green III would go on to win with Zach Moon 2nd, Jeff Sayles 3rd, Rob Siegel 4th and Jacob Alexander in 5th. Updated Point Standings can be found here.
In Burg Stock qualifying David Yale would set fast time but in doing so managed to break the minimum lap time of 17.300 and was promoted to Outlaw FWD for the remainder of the season. Fast time was then awarded to Gary Wade. In the first of 3 features Gary Wade would go onto win the A with Colin Bozell 2nd, Bob Reed 3rd, Defending track champion Ed Clawson 4th and Jesse Hard in 5th. The B Feature was won by Charles Weage followed by Michael Gale in 2nd, Joe Carlin in 3rd, Mike Bennett 4th and William Porter 5th. The C Feature was won by Dylan Parker with Jeff Siegrest in 2nd, Adelbert Canfield Jr in 3rd, Daniel Abercobie in 4th and Tom Wildsmith in 5th. Updated Point Standings can be found here.Results 05/05/2019