CORNING — Racing action took a week off at the Adams County Speedway to allow race fans and drivers a cool break and an opportunity to attend their county fair of choice, a rodeo, or the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway on July 20.
With points battles raging in all five classes of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, the second half of the season will kick-off on July 27th with Alegent/Creighton Health night on hand. The annual Kid’s Bicycle Races will be held at intermission. All kids age 12 and under are invited to bring their bikes to the track and race on the front stretch. Trophies will be awarded to the winners with medals for all participants.
Leading the points in the Coors Light Silver Bullet late models is last year’s runner-up Jason O’Brien from Atlantic. Defending champion JC Wyman sits just 18 points back in second while eight time track champion Chris Spieker is in third just 11 points behind Wyman.
With NASCAR’s point structure awarding two points per position and a five point bonus for the winner it is easy to see how just one bad finish can change the order dramatically.
Altoona’s John Davis leads the Poet Biorefining modified class with 211 points, with Corning’s Jesse Dennis in second at 200 points. Brian Foote from Essex and Todd Van Eaton from Creston are in third and fourth and are all within one race of contending for the lead. Jesse Dennis has been doubling up on the NASCAR national point race by competing both at ACS and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and currently sits third in the national NASCAR NWAAS division two point race.
Corning’s Tony Hardisty has four wins in the first eight weeks and holds a solid 32 point lead in the Northland Oil pro-stock division. Eight time and defending track champion Greg Miller of Lorimor sits in second with Bedford’s Brad Derry in third.
In the Stalker Chevrolet b-mod class Woodbine’s Jon Plowman has four wins and holds a comfortable 74 point margin over Jerod Weston from Red Oak. Stanton’s Josh Sink is in third, just six points behind Weston. Plowman hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in eight starts and if he can maintain his pace should be a strong contender for the national championship in the Whelen All-American Series dirt division four chase.
Likewise Bedford’s Jeremy Purdy has three wins and eight top 10s in eight starts to lead the Chat Mobility hobby stocks. Two Clarinda drivers, Andy Davison and Jeremy Auten are tied for second, 28 points behind Purdy. Consistent finishes against big fields should also put Purdy in contention for a strong national placement and a potential trip to Charlotte in December for the national awards ceremony in December.
For full points standings and more information see the ACS web site at www.acspeedway.com.