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HEMRIC, RUSTIN, KROENBERG AND KOPP CLAIM DIVISION WINS IN GERING

posted Jan 13, 2010, 12:57 PM by Admin RMLRA   [ updated Jan 17, 2010, 4:24 PM ]



By Geoff Briggs

Gering, NE (September 4, 2009)

Twenty-Eight legends from all across the country checked in Friday Night at HiWay 92 Raceway Park in Gering, NE for the Legend Car National Qualifiers hosted by the RMLRA. Current National Pro points leader Daniel Hemric from Kannapolis, NC claimed the Pro Series win while his traveling mate Kenzie Ruston of El Reno, OK took the Semi-Pro win. Ruston us the current national Semi-Pro points leader and Hemric celebrated his win by landing a perfect back-flip off the top of his Legend Car. Washington's Bob Kroenberg took the Golden Masters win, while Colorado's Derek Kopp claimed the Young Lion win.

The 28 Cars were split between 13 Pros and Masters and 15 Semi Pros for the evening. Hemrich set fast time out of everyone in qualifying with a 14.69 lap. The quick 6 overall cars ran the trophy dash with Matt Henderson claiming that. The four heat races were won by Wayne Barlock Jr, Dirk Henry, Kenzie Rustin and Josh Bandstra.

The 25 Lap Pro/Master feature was first out with Brad Hancock jumping out to the early lead, but Daniel Hemrich was unstoppable. Hemrich took over the lead with Jimmy Hansen moving into second. The feature went caution free as Hemrich added another trophy to his collection ahead of Hansen, Hancock, Wrango West and Matt Henderson.

The 15 Semi Pros then were released onto the track and Daniel Ivaska led early, but here came Kenzie Ruston. Kenzie and Zach Powell put on a great race for the lead. Lap 19 saw 4 restarts, then it was a matter of survival as spins and collisions made the race intense. Rustin took off on every restart and held off Powell for the big win. Powell settled for second over Michael Dick, hard charger Brittany Duncan from the back who was making passes high and low, and Derek Kopp.

Trophy Dash
1. 6x Matt Henderson, Port Orchard WA
2. 187 Daniel Hemric, Kannapolis NC
3. 36 Wrango West, Kalispell, MT
4. 17 Brad Hancock, Newport News VA
5. 69 Jimmy Hansen, Cedar Lake IN
6. 39 Kenzie Rustin, El Reno OK

Heat1 (Pros/Masters)
1. 3 Wayne Barlock Jr, Eaton CO
2. 6x Henderson
3. 36 West
4. 187 Hemric
5. 03 Darrell Stewart, Arvada CO
6. 62 Phil Peconi, Littleton CO
7. 29 Bob Kroenberg, Shelton WA

Heat 2 (Pros/Masters)
1. 3x Dirk Henry, Sauk Centre, MN
2. 69 Hansen
3. 66 Kyle Clegg, Broomfield CO
4. 17 Hancock
5. 31 Greg Erhardt, Forest Lake MN
6. 4 Gary Kopp, Parker CO

Heat 3 (Semi Pro/Young Lions)
1. 39 Rustin
2. 6 Scotty Scott, Arvada CO
3. 4x Alex Pacheco, Saugus CA
4. 73 Zach Powell, Colorado Springs CO
5. 57 Jason Stewart, Arvada CO
6. 15 Chris Henry, Sauk Centre MN
7.. 83 Tyfini West, Kalispell MT

Heat 4 (Semi Pro/Young Lions)
1. 9 Josh Bandstra, Highlands Ranch CO
2. 78 Brittandy Duncan, Aurora CO
3. 5 Michael Dick, St Michael MN
4. 29x Garrett Goodwin, Three Oaks MI
5. 0 Garrett O'Neil, Colorado Springs CO
6. 06 Tony Leichtweis, Cheyenne WY
7. 13 Daniel Ivaska, Des Plains IL
8. 24 Derek Kopp, Parker CO

Pro/Master Main (*=Master)
1.187 Hemric
2. 69 Hansen
3. 17 Hancock
4. 36 West
5. 6x Henderson
6. 3x Henry
7. 03 Stewart
8. 66 Clegg
9. 29 Kroenberg *
10. 3 Barlock
11. 31 Erhaardt *
12. 62 Peconi *
13. 4 Kopp *

Semi Pro/Young Lions Main (=Young Lion)
1. 39 Ruston
2. 73 Powell
3. 5 Dick
4. 78 Duncan
5. 24 Kopp *
6. 06 Leichweis
7. 29x Goodwin *
8. 57 Stewart
9. 13 Ivaska *
10. 0 O'Neil *
11. 83 West
12. 6 Scott
13. 4x Pacheco *
14. 15 Henry
15. 9 Bandstra

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