News >> Zimmerman takes Spring Championships trophy
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:35:24 PM
Jared Horstman, winner of Saturday's ASCS Sprints on Dirt event at Butler Speedway.
Video Highlights of the ASCS Sprints on Dirt are here
T.J. Buffenbarger of TJ Slideways was on hand for Saturday's
ASCS Sprints on Dirt event. Make sure to check out his story at
Butler Speedway Results --- June 12, 2010
ASCS Sprints on Dirt

Feature: 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 19 Brett Mann, 4. 35 Ron Blair, 5. 2m Dustin Daggett, 6.
6n Dain Naida, 7. 49t Gregg Dalman, 8. 23 Ben Rutan, 9. 52 Mark Broughman, 10. 27k Ryan Kirkendall, 11. 46 Robert Huisken, 12. 38 Aaron Smith, 13. 87 Gavin Hunaday, 14. 22 Aaron Shaffer, 15. 31j Bill Jacoby, 16. 55 Kirk Cheney, 17. 10 Pete Ishi, 18. 1r Sean Robinson, 19. 7k Kyle Sauder, 20. 27 Perry McMillikin
Heat Winners: Kyle Sauder, Brett Mann, Dustin Daggett
B Main: Aaron Smith
Dash: Dustin Daggett
Feature: 1. 06 Jake Rendel, 2. 0s Eric Swan, 3. 00 Marty French, 4. 38 Steve Langdon, 5. 36 Dwayne Feltner, 6.
0w Tim Wilber, 7. 69 Wes Bates, 8. 90 Fred Speck, 9. 10c Ryan Crandall, 10. 419 Chris Tressler, 11. 21 Scott Newsome, 12. 45 Matt Bell, 13. 53 Jay Davison, 14. 23 Jon Hadley, 15. 13 Charles Clawson, 16. 20 Cameron Hoaglin, 17. 006 Jarrett Rendel, 18. 79 Logan Beckwith, 19. 4 Guy Hummerding, 20. 42 Larry Henderson, 21. X9 Bill Vorce, 22. 25b Doug Bildner
Heat Winners: Ryan Crandall, Jake Rendel, Marty French
Street Stocks
Feature: 1. 22 Keith Hiller, 2. 58 Glenn Heath, 3. 33 Brandon Hyliard, 4. 80 Bob Dooley, 5. 29 Walter Otis, 6.
006 Jarrett Rendel, 7. 42 Sheryll Dishaw, 8. 83 Jeremy Lutz, 9. 81 James Brooks, 10. 18 Tom Miller, 11. 06 Bob Rendel, 12. 10b Kevin Butters, 13. 86 David Collins, Jr., 14. 24 Grady Jarrell, 15. 04 Scott Hagaman, 16. 37b Jeff Burroughs, 17. 99 Shawn McFeters, 18. 03 Fred Collins, 19. 08 Tommy Napier, DNS -- 53 Matt Prater
Heat Winners: Bob Dooley, Glenn Heath, Jeff Burroughs, Scott Hagaman
B Main: Matt Prater
 Click HERE to see over 500 photos from the Spring Championships.
Doug Zimmerman celebrates his victory during Spring Championships.
Zimmerman, Free, Swan & Dooley take trophies home
A week earlier, Montgomery driver Doug Zimmerman took the white flag in the lead of the winged sprint feature at Butler (Mi.) Speedway, only to see the victory snatched out of his grasp. During Spring Championships on Saturday at the track, Zimmerman used a determined effort to make his way to victory lane.

Other drivers taking home trophies during Spring Championships were Kevan Free (UMP Modifieds), Eric Swan (Sportsman), and Bob Dooley (street stocks).

Ryan Kirkendall and Aaron Smith made up the front row for Saturday's 25-lap winged sprint feature. Smith was involved in an opening lap mishap and retired from the event, while Kirkendall would lead the opening laps of the race. Nine-time track champ Ken Mackey darted under on lap 2 with Zimmerman also getting past, and the duo began to wage a torrid battle for the lead.

Using the high groove, Zimmerman got past Mackey at one point, only to see a caution flag nullify the pass. Mackey sped away on the race restart, but late in the race Zimmerman gathered him in and swept around the outside of turn 2 for the lead. Mackey would hold second at the finish.

Following Zimmerman and Mackey at the checker were John Gall, Shelby Bilton, and Sean Robinson. The rest of the top 10 were Rocky LoPresto, Aaron Smith, Gerry Hart, Mark Broughman, and Chad Hart. Sprint car heat races were won by Mackey, Bilton, and Smith.

Free claimed his first career win in a modified last season at Butler. On Saturday, the Indiana driver had to hold off defending track champion Tommy Beezley to gain the win in a race that saw a huge frontstretch pileup take out several cars at the start. Free started outside the front row and was ahead of the frontstretch melee. Beezley ducked under Corey Bevard for second early in the race and spent the rest of the event hounding Free, but could never get past.

Behind Free and Beezley at the finish were Josh Lolmaugh, John Swift, and Greg Socha. The rest of the top 10 were Jake Rendel, Matt Eagen, Brian McFeters, George Krawczynski, and Mike Langdon. Modified heat races were won by Beezley, Langdon, and Brian Przepiora.

Eric Swan became the first repeat feature winner this season at the track with his checker in the sportsman division. Swan also drove to victory in the May 15 opener. He led the 20-lapper from start-to-finish. Defending sportsman champion Logan Beckwith spent much of the race in second, but was unable to chase down the driver of the white #0 car.

At the checker it was Swan, Beckwith, Larry Henderson, Jake Rendel, and Wes Bates. Sixth through 10th were Fred Speck, Cameron Hoaglin, Dwayne Feltner, Matt Bell, and Ryan Crandall. Sportsman heat races were won by Zach Henderson and Marty French.

In the street stocks, Tom Miller and Glenn Heath held the lead before Bob Dooley made his way to the front from a starting spot deep in the pack. Dooley ducked under Miller for second and later got past Heath with a lowside pass after battling nearly a lap with the winner of the season-opener. Dooley is in a rare class of his own at the track, as he has feature victories in a sprint car, late model, modified and street stock.

Ron McCumber finished second, with Bruce Stephens third, Corey Burch fourth, and Kevin Butters fifth. The rest of the top 10 were Tom Miller, John Ruby, Sheryll Dishaw, Derek LaPratt, and Joe Elliott. Heath was credited with 11th. Heat races in the street stocks were won by Dooley, Heath, Jeff Burroughs, and Bob Rendel. B Mains went to McCumber and Keith Hiller.

Butler Speedway Results -- May 29, 2010
Winged Sprints

Feature: 1. 19 Doug Zimmerman, 2. 25m Ken Mackey, 3. 81 John Gall, 4. 27 Shelby Bilton, 5. 1 Sean Robinson, 6. 57x Rocky LoPresto, 7. 38 Aaron Smith, 8. 39 Gerry Hart, 9. 52 Mark Broughman, 10. 39jr Chad Hart, 11. 27k Ryan Kirkendall, 12. 12b Mike Baker, 13. 27s Scott Hasen, 14. 44 Tom Davies, 15. 29s Marques Huffer, 16. 4 Josh Turner, DNS --- 1a Mark Aldrich, 11 Dan Hall, 23 Chris Jones
Heat Winners: Shelby Bilton, Aaron Smith, Ken Mackey

UMP Modifieds
Feature: 1. 21f Kevan Free, 2. 69 Tommy Beezley, 3. 25 Josh Lolmaugh, 4. 2 John Swift, 5. 95 Greg Socha, 6. 06 Jake Rendel, 7. 15e Matt Eagen, 8. 25b Brian McFeeters, 9. 15g George Krawczynski, 10. 48 Mike Langdon, 11. 8c Corey Bevard, 12. 78 Terry Stratton, 13. 1 Brian Przepiora, 14. 68 Bob Littlejohn, 15. 14s Jessi Sroufe, 16. 98 Tim Abbeg, 17. 25s Charles Smith, 18. 23 John Hadley, 19. 00 Brian Martin, 20. 31b Ben Johnson
Heat Winners: Brian Przepiora, Tommy Beezley, Mike Langdon

Feature: 1. 0 Eric Swan, 2. 79 Logan Beckwith, 3. 42 Larry Henderson, 4. 06 Jake Rendel, 5. 69 Wes Bates, 6. 90 Fred Speck, 7. 20 Cameron Hoaglin, 8. 36 Dwayne Feltner, 9. 45 Matt Bell, 10. 10c Ryan Crandall, 11. 53 Jay Davison, 12. 23 James Hadley, 13. 25b Doug Bildner, 14. 29 Zach Henderson, 15. 38 Steve Langdon, 16. 00 Marty French, DNS -- 33w David Ward
Heat Winners: Zach Henderson, Marty French

Street Stocks
Feature: 1. 80 Bob Dooley, 2. 13 Ron McCumber, 3. 6x Bruce Stephens, 4. 64 Corey Burch, 5. 10b Kevin Butters, 6. 18 Tom Miller, 7. 7r John Ruby, 8. 42 Sheryll Dishaw, 9. 20 Derek LaPratt, 10. 95 Joe Elliott, 11. 58 Glenn Heath, 12. 22 Keith Hiller, 13. 53 Matt Prater, 14. 37b Jeff Burroughs, 15. 5 Randy Nichols, Jr., 16. 67 Kevin Watson, 17. 04 Scott Hagaman, 18. 83 Jeremy Lutz, 19. Dirk LaPratt, DNS -- Shawn McFeeters, Bob Rendel
Heat Winners: Jeff Burroughs, Bob Rendel, Bob Dooley, Glenn Heath
B Main Winners: Keith Hiller, Ron McCumber


Kevan Free (21) races with Tommy Beezley during the Spring Championships UMP Modified feature.


Eric Swan on his way to victory in the sportsman class during the Spring Championships.


Bob Dooley won the Spring Championship Street Stock feature.

Photos from all 2010 Butler Speedway events can be found at:

View All Past News Articles for Butler Speedway

Home Page | Racing Schedule | Directions | Rules | Photo Gallery | Results | Standings | Track History | News Archives | Sponsors | Advertising Information | Registration | Driver Information | Racing Links