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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 11:05 AM EDT

TJ Stutts Repeats as Patriot Sprint Tour Winner at Selinsgrove

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By Steve Inch, SELINSGROVE, PA, (June 13, 2015). – TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., engaged in another thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle that was reminiscent of a race Franek won a few weeks ago, only this time it was Stutts who rolled into Victory Lane for the first time this season Saturday night in the 30-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial for the Patriot Sprint Tour at Selinsgrove Speedway. 

The $2,571 win, which made him the first four-time winner of the Whitcomb Memorial, was Stutts’ 21st career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track. 

Mark Smith of Sunbury was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 17.307 (110.16 average mph). 

Stutts started on the pole and drove into the lead in the sprint car feature but his drive to Victory Lane was anything but easy. Early in the race, second-place starter Derek Locke raced in Stutts’s shadow while fourth-place starter Davie Franek made it a close three-car battle at the front of the pack. 

The caution flag unfurled on lap two when Mark Smith’s car stopped on the track with wheel trouble. Smith was able to rejoin the race and made a charge back through the pack during the remaining 28 laps. 

The race was stopped on lap 10 when Jared Zimbardi flipped his sprint car in turn four. Zimbardi escaped injury. When the race resumed, an intense see-saw battle for the lead unfolded between Stutts and  Franek. The war on wheels was held up again when Michael Walter and John Braim were involved in a double flip in turn two. Both drivers were not injured. 

During the second half of the race, Stutts and Franek raced side-by-side while Smith eventually made his way into the third position. At the checkered flag Stutts took the victory by 1.9 seconds over Franek, Smith, Locke, and Ryan Kissinger.

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 13 June 2015
360 Sprint Cars – 27 Entries

30-Lap A-Main:  1) 23 TJ Stutts ($2, 571) 2) 28F Davie Franek  3) 1 Mark Smith  4) 77 Derek Locke  5) 66 Ryan Kissinger  6) 49 Mike Walter  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 29 Jason Shultz  9) 19 Colby Womer  10) 87 George Suprick  11) C4 Jim Shuster  12) 47 Kyle Drum  13) 29S Derek Steward  14) 2 Steve Hutchinson  15) 54J Dave Just  16) 49S Mallie Shuster  17) 17 Sam Reakes  18) 33W Michael Walter II  19) 44 John Braim  20) 1W Eric Tomecek  21) 79 Jordan Thomas  22) 35 Jared Zimbardi  23) 25G Tyler Graves  24) 39 Eric Parker  25) 54JR Scott Just  26) 76 Larry Kelleher  27) 67 Steve Collins 
Heat Winners:  Mark Smith, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek

 


Time Trials:  1) 1 Mark Smith 17.307  2) 29 Jason Shultz 17.466  3) 23 TJ Stutts 17.473  4) 49 Mike Walter 17.679  5) 67 Steve Collins  6) 87 George Suprick 17.759  7) 47 Kyle Drum 17.762  8) 77 Derek Locke 17.771  9) 28F Davie Franek 17.787  10) 19 Colby Womer 17.790  11) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.808  12) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.826  13) 99K Cody Keller 17.846  14) C4 Jim Shuster 17.856  15) 33W Michael Walter II 17.883  16) 44 John Braim 17.917  17) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.997  18) 1W Eric Tomecek 18.008  19) 39 Eric Parker 18.018  20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.073  21) 49S Mallie Shuster 18.115  22) 17 Sam Reakes 18.126  23) 54JR Scott Just 18.307  24) 29S Derek Steward 18.376  25) 54J Dave Just 18.565  26) 2 Steve Hutchinson Jr. 18.606  27) 25G Tyler Graves 18.639





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