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Chad Wilson motors to first career win in the Michigan Topless Sprint Series
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8/28/2015

8/28/2015

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Chad Wilson motors to first career win in the Michigan Topless Sprint Series

Michigan Traditional Sprints: #14 Chad Wilson
Hasting Racing Rings Dirt Late Models: #0X Zack Olger
Steven's Cycle Sales Bomber Stocks: #09 Jack Freese
Elgin Pro Stocks: #71 Timmy Near
Auburn Hotel Bar and Grill Street Stocks: #57 T.J Gilbert

08/28/2015 (Auburn, MI) On a beautiful Friday night at Tri-City Motor Speedway, the Michigan Traditional “Topless” Sprints made their first appearance since to 2013. The fans asked us to bring them back, we did and they put on a great show for the fans.

The night began with the MTS seeing how fast they could get their sprint cars could going during qualifying. #0 Steve Irwin would have the fastest time and would set a new track record for the MTS with a time of 12.817 seconds at a speedy 99.4 average MPH. After three preliminary heat races, the MTS made their way out to start of the features. #89 Chris Pobanz would lead the field to the green flag and would lead the first couple laps. On lap three, track record breaker and heat race one winner #0 Steve Irwin would make is way up to the lead. It looked like Irwin was going to pull away after that, but it seemed like the car was not adjusting to the track. On lap 12, #31W Chuck Wilson looked like he had the car to beat as he came flying up to Irwin to take the lead. Sadly though as soon as he got beside Irwin, the car had an issue and would end his day, finishing in 16th. With ten laps to go, #14 Chad Wilson caught up to Steve Irwin and would take the lead. Lap traffic then became an issue for Wilson and for the rest of the pack for the final laps of this one. Wilson was able to make his way through the traffic carefully and would pick up his first career win in the Michigan Traditional Sprints. #48 Mike Burkin would end up in second followed by #0 Steve Irwin in third, #3A Mike Astrauskas in fourth and #2 Mike Galajda.

A Feature
25 laps

Pos

Start

Driver

Hometown

Car

1 5 Chad Wilson Toledo, OH 14
2 7 mike burkin 48
3 6 Steve Irwin Fenton, MI 0
4 14 Mike Astrauskas Pierson, MI 3A
5 11 Mike Galajda Fenton, MI 2
6 3 Mike Moore Fremont, OH 48M
7 4 Joe Irwin Davison, MI 00
8 9 Ralph Brakenberry 2T
9 15 Gavin Hunyady Fenton, MI 187
10 8 Mark Irwin Columbiaville, MI 56
11 10 Mark Strpko Sand Lake, MI 35
12 13 Dave Okerman Hastings, MI 5K
13 12 Ian Hunter London, ON 26H
14 16 Gary Hayward Auburn Hills, MI 9
15 (DNF) 1 Chris Pobanz Sebewang, MI 89
16 (DNF) 2 Chuck Wilson Toledo, OH 31W
17 (DNF) 17 Tanner Astraukaus Pierson, MI 31
.

Heat 1
8 laps

Pos

Start

Driver

Hometown

Car

1 4 Steve Irwin Fenton, MI 0
2 1 Mike Galajda Fenton, MI 2
3 3 Joe Irwin Davison, MI 00
4 6 Ian Hunter London, ON 26H
5 2 Gary Hayward Auburn Hills, MI 9
6 5 Chuck Wilson Toledo, OH 31W
.

Heat 2
8 laps

Pos

Start

Driver

Hometown

Car

1 2 Chris Pobanz Sebewang, MI 89
2 - chris pohaz 89
3 4 Chad Wilson Toledo, OH 14
4 1 Mark Strpko Sand Lake, MI 35
5 3 Dave Okerman Hastings, MI 5K
6 5 Mark Irwin Columbiaville, MI 56
7 6 Tanner Astraukaus Pierson, MI 31
.

Heat 3
8 laps

Pos

Start

Driver

Hometown

Car

1 4 mike burkin 48
2 2 Mike Moore Fremont, OH 48M
3 1 Mike Astrauskas Pierson, MI 3A
4 3 Ralph Brakenberry 2T
5 5 Gavin Hunyady Fenton, MI 187
.

Sprint Track Record


Submitted By: ANN TUSING

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