Speedway champions honored at banquet
ATLANTIC — A crowd of over 350 racers and fans filled the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic for the 2012 Adams County Speedway awards banquet Saturday,
Seventy-five drivers from five NASCAR sanctioned classes took home trophies along with multiple specialty awards and the coveted “Driver of the Year” award.
Griswold’s JC Wyman captured his first track championship driving the Jack McKee owned car in the feature division Coors Light Silver Bullet late models. Maryville’s Jared Stiens also was a first time champion in the Poet Biorefining modifieds.
Greg Miller, a veteran driver from Lorimor, claimed a track record ninth championship by piloting the Gary Nissen owned stock car to the front. Miller broke his tie with eight-time champion Chris Spieker from Massena.
Red Oak’s Jerod Weston took the top spot in the Stalker Chevrolet B-mods and was also awarded the Driver of the Year trophy for his consistent and dominating performance. In the Chat Mobility hobby stock class it was Clarinda’s Jeremy Auten capturing the crown.
In 2012 over 190 different drivers competed for track and NASCAR national points throughout the season. Six different ACS drivers finished in the top three nationally in their respective classes and qualified to attend the national NASCAR awards ceremony in Charlotte, N.C. in December. No other track in the nation had more representation at Charlotte.
The new season is just around the corner with practice day scheduled for April 13 and opening night of the NASCAR Whelen All-American series on April 20. The 2013 season will mark the 30th consecutive year that ACS has run under the NASCAR banner.