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MAX FRANK WINS AT THE SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
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9/16/2023

9/16/2023

Great Lakes Traditional Sprints


MAX FRANK WINS AT THE SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

Crystal, MI (Saturday, September 16, 2023) -Great Lakes Traditional Sprints presented by PErfit Engine Pro (GLTS) had their final short track race of the season at Crystal Motor Speedway. What a great night it was out on the track, GLTS really knows how to put on a fantastic show! We had an incredible field of 29 cars!! The night was packed with a thrilling event of high speed racing and an amazing turnout in the stands. To start this right, we would like to say thank you to all the drivers, fans, sponsors, and staff members who came out to the race and supported us.

Max Frank from Williamston, MI drew position number 6th position in the redraw. Steve Irwin from Fenton, MI was able to jump right out from 5th, and take over the field the whole race. Withing the last 10 laps it was a battle between Irwin and Frank. It came down to the last lap where Frank was able to put his pedal to the floor and win at the drop of the flag!!

Steve Little from Waynesfield, OH charged a total of 10 positions from 18th to 8th making him tonight's Hosier Racing Tire Hard Charger!! Steve Irwin also won the MPD Racing Fast Qualifier with a fast lap of 14.387 seconds. Second fastest was Dustin Daggett from Grand Ledge, MI with a time of 14.412 seconds and third was Jason Ferguson from Fremont, MI with a time of 14.679 seconds.

Steve Irwin takes home the Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race 1. Dustin Daggett wins the Beacon & Bridge Market Heat Race 2!! Mike Astrauskas from Pierson, MI wins the Specialty Fuels and Logistics Heat Race 3, and Jay Steinebach from Hudsonville, MI wins the Rocket Headers Heat Race 4.

To catch tonight's heat races and features, and all the GLTS races, go to the Great Lakes Super Sprints YouTube page. Be sure to follow the page and follow us on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter! For all the news, schedules, results and points, go to www.greatlakessprints.com and click on your favorite division.

Next Up! GLTS will be racing at our championship night at Hartford Motor Speedway on September 23rd!!

Photo Credits: Jim Denhamer

Thank you to our sponsors who are the ones that allow us to a great show to your local tracks. Please help us by supporting the sponsors listed below….
PErfit Corporation
Engine Pro & ARP Racing
Hoosier Racing Tires
Beacon & Bridge Markets
Operating Engineers Local 324
Engler Machine & Tool
Howard Johnsons by Wyndham
Specialty Fuels & Logistics
Environmental Waste & Recovery Service
Precision Engine Works
TC Power Sports

Media Results for 9/16/2023 at Crystal Motor Speedway - Crystal, MI
410 Sprints - Non-Winged 29 Entries

A Feature 1 25 Laps | 00:18:16.358

  1. 25-Max Frank[6]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin[5]; 3. 18S-Aidan Salisbury[8]; 4. 10S-Jay Steinebach[7]; 5. 00-Mike Galajda[9]; 6. 33F-Jason Ferguson[3]; 7. 3A-Mike Astrauskas[2]; 8. 53-Steve Little[18]; 9. 89-Chris Pobanz[1]; 10. 09-Clayton Rossmann[10]; 11. 10X-Ricky Droke[13]; 12. 31-Jim Girard[12]; 13. 5X-Trent Musk[15]; 14. 33-RJ Payne[11]; 15. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[20]; 16. 5M-Mike Moore[14]; 17. 3G-John Gurley[16]; 18. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[19]; 19. 56-Mark Irwin[17]; 20. 85-Dustin Daggett[4]

B Feature 1 12 Laps | 00:07:56.723

  1. 56-Mark Irwin[4]; 2. 53-Steve Little[5]; 3. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[2]; 4. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[8]; 5. 2T-Bill Murawski Jr[1]; 6. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr[6]; 7. 54-Joel Hummel[9]; 8. 9-Gary Hayward[7]; 9. 23-Tank Brakenberry[10]; 10. 22-Tom Lowe[11]; 11. 61-Don Smith[3]; 12. (DNS) 10G-Kent Gardner; 13. (DNS) 45-Colton Stepke

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:12:41.974

  1. 0-Steve Irwin[4]; 2. 18S-Aidan Salisbury[3]; 3. 00-Mike Galajda[2]; 4. 10X-Ricky Droke[1]; 5. 2T-Bill Murawski Jr[7]; 6. 53-Steve Little[5]; 7. 54-Joel Hummel[6]; 8. (DNS) 45-Colton Stepke

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:05:32.943

  1. 85-Dustin Daggett[4]; 2. 89-Chris Pobanz[1]; 3. 09-Clayton Rossmann[3]; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[2]; 5. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[5]; 6. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr[6]; 7. 23-Tank Brakenberry[7]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:06:01.105

  1. 3A-Mike Astrauskas[3]; 2. 33F-Jason Ferguson[4]; 3. 33-RJ Payne[2]; 4. 5X-Trent Musk[7]; 5. 61-Don Smith[5]; 6. 9-Gary Hayward[6]; 7. (DNS) 22-Tom Lowe

Heat 4 8 Laps | 00:08:16.894

  1. 10S-Jay Steinebach[3]; 2. 25-Max Frank[4]; 3. 31-Jim Girard[2]; 4. 3G-John Gurley[1]; 5. 56-Mark Irwin[6]; 6. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[5]; 7. 10G-Kent Gardner[7]

Qualifying 1 | 00:10:36.493

  1. 0-Steve Irwin, 00:14.387[19]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett, 00:14.412[5]; 3. 33F-Jason Ferguson, 00:14.679[25]; 4. 25-Max Frank, 00:14.737[15]; 5. 18S-Aidan Salisbury, 00:14.868[2]; 6. 09-Clayton Rossmann, 00:14.886[9]; 7. 3A-Mike Astrauskas, 00:15.010[27]; 8. 10S-Jay Steinebach, 00:15.040[18]; 9. 00-Mike Galajda, 00:15.275[24]; 10. 5M-Mike Moore, 00:15.281[7]; 11. 33-RJ Payne, 00:15.395[13]; 12. 31-Jim Girard, 00:15.434[21]; 13. 10X-Ricky Droke, 00:15.440[26]; 14. 89-Chris Pobanz, 00:15.446[20]; 15. 22-Tom Lowe, 00:15.583[22]; 16. 3G-John Gurley, 00:15.668[14]; 17. 53-Steve Little, 00:15.669[11]; 18. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin, 00:15.678[17]; 19. 61-Don Smith, 00:15.854[6]; 20. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr, 00:15.863[3]; 21. 54-Joel Hummel, 00:15.912[8]; 22. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr, 00:16.019[1]; 23. 9-Gary Hayward, 00:16.038[16]; 24. 56-Mark Irwin, 00:16.259[4]; 25. 2T-Bill Murawski Jr, 00:16.367[10]; 26. 23-Tank Brakenberry, 00:16.414[12]; 27. (DNS) 5X-Trent Musk, 00:16.414; 28. (DNS) 10G-Kent Gardner, 00:16.414; 29. (DNS) 45-Colton Stepke, 00:16.414

Hot Laps 1 | 00:11:34.824

  1. 0-Steve Irwin[19]; 2. 53-Steve Little[11]; 3. 33F-Jason Ferguson[25]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[5]; 5. 25-Max Frank[15]; 6. 10S-Jay Steinebach[18]; 7. 18S-Aidan Salisbury[2]; 8. 89-Chris Pobanz[20]; 9. 09-Clayton Rossmann[9]; 10. 10X-Ricky Droke[26]; 11. 3A-Mike Astrauskas[27]; 12. 00-Mike Galajda[24]; 13. 22-Tom Lowe[22]; 14. 61-Don Smith[6]; 15. 3G-John Gurley[14]; 16. 31-Jim Girard[21]; 17. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[17]; 18. 5M-Mike Moore[7]; 19. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[3]; 20. 33-RJ Payne[13]; 21. 23-Tank Brakenberry[12]; 22. 2T-Bill Murawski Jr[10]; 23. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr[1]; 24. 56-Mark Irwin[4]; 25. 54-Joel Hummel[8]; 26. 9-Gary Hayward[16]; 27. (DNS) 5X-Trent Musk; 28. (DNS) 10G-Kent Gardner; 29. (DNS) 45-Colton Stepke

Article Credit: Brooke K. Pulice

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