Auto City Finale to Edwards, Seventh Series Crown to Blonde

CLIO, Mich. (August 26, 2017) – Scoring his second career victory, Kyle Edwards won the 2017 season finale on Saturday, August 26 at Auto City (Mich.) Speedway in the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil. Jason Blonde secured his seventh series championship at the conclusion of the 30-lap main event.

Derek Snyder, recently crowned Royal Purple King of the Wing Mid-WestChampion, finished in second spot behind Edwards. Third place went to Ryan Gillenwater with Aaron Pierce and 2017 series champion Jason Blonde rounding out the top five. Jimmy McCune finished sixth with Doug Dietsch, Frank Neill, Tom Geren and Kevin Feeney filling out the top 10.

In preliminary action, Anthony McCune won Dowker Engines Heat Race #1 with Aaron Piece taking the checkers in Royal Purple Synthetic Oil Heat # 2. Kyle Edwards led qualifying with a fast lap of 12.840 seconds at 122.804 mph.

 

A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 11E Kyle Edwards
2 22 Derek Snyder
3 45 Ryan Gillenwater
4 26 Aaron Pierce
5 42 Jason Blonde
6 88M Jimmy McCune
7 0 Doug Dietsch
8 88n Frank Neill
9 11g Tom Geren
10 61 Kevin Feeney
11 25 Doug Stepke
12 8m Anthony McCune
13 26b Jeff Bloom
14 00 Joey Irwin
15 11p Tom Paterson
16 35 Chris Randolph
17 5 Don Dietsch

 

HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 8m Anthony McCune
2 35 Chris Randolph
3 22 Derek Snyder
4 61 Kevin Feeney
5 45 Ryan Gillenwater
6 11E Kyle Edwards
7 42 Jason Blonde
8 88M Jimmy McCune

 

HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 26 Aaron Pierce
2 11g Tom Geren
3 25 Doug Stepke
4 0 Doug Dietsch
5 88n Frank Neill
6 26b Jeff Bloom
7 11p Tom Paterson
8 00 Joey Irwin
9 5 Don Dietsch

 

QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS   # DRIVER TIME   DIFF MPH
1 11E Kyle Edwards 12.840 - 122.804
2 42 Jason Blonde 13.140 0.300 120.000
3 45 Ryan Gillenwater 13.150 0.310 119.909
4 22 Derek Snyder 13.190 0.350 119.545
5 61 Kevin Feeney 13.480 0.640 116.973
6 88m Jimmy McCune 13.490 0.650 116.887
7 8m Anthony McCune 13.730 0.890 114.843
8 35 Chris Randolph 13.790 0.950 97.897
9 0 Doug Dietsch 13.830 0.990 97.614
10 25 Doug Stepke 13.880 1.040 97.262
11 26b Jeff Bloom 12.970 0.130 104.086
12 11g Tom Geren 14.050 1.210 96.085
13 88n Frank Neill 14.250 1.410 94.737
14 5 Don Dietsch 14.700 1.860 91.837
15 00 Joey Irwin 15.200 2.360 88.816
16 11p Tom Paterson 15.370 2.530 87.833
17 26 Aaron Pierce No Time