by American Modified Series
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series returned to Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway on Saturday evening for the AMS All-Star Shootout that was postponed due to rain on May 28 after the heats and first B-Main and Trent Young of Hopkinsville, KY would score his fifth series win of the season. The win would be worth $2,000.
Ray Bollinger and Jay Ledford would battle for the lead on the opening two circuits before taking command on lap 3 as the first of eight cautions waved. Bollinger would again be pressured by Ledford until Ledford would take the lead on a restart on lap 10. Ledford would keep command of the lead, while Bollinger and 7th place starting Mike Harrison would engage in an entertaining battle for second and would close in on Ledford by lap 20. However, disaster would strike for Bollinger and Harrison as the duo would tangle in turn one on lap 25 and Mike McKinney would also be collected, with his mount flipping to trigger a red flag situation. The restart would now see 6th place starter Trent Young now be in second and as the pair battled for the lead, contact occurred between the duo exiting turn two on lap 26 and Young would take lead, with Ledford pulling to the infield with a flat right-front tire. Young would lead the way to the checkered flag, with hard charger Jeff Curl advancing from 18th to finish second, while Josh Harris would claim third. Matt Cooper and Lance Dehm would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the AMS All-Star Shootout A-Main would be Steven Brooks, Brian Shaw, Jeffrey Ledford, Bollinger, and Luke Gash. The event would slowed by eight caution periods, one of which resulted in a red flag.
In preliminary action, Jay Ledford was the top qualifier among 41 entries at 14.148 seconds. Heat one went to Ray Bollinger, while Jeffrey Ledford scored the win in heat two. Heat three went to Jay Ledford, with Tait Davenport winning heat four. The B-Mains were won by Jeff Leka and Tyler Nicely, while Mark Lamont and John Clippinger would be the series provisional starters.
Heat #1 (top 4 transfer): Ray Bollinger, Steven Brooks, Levi Kissinger, Lance Dehm, Jeff Leka, Brandon Roberts, Ryan Thomas, Dave Mitchell, Lucas Lee, John Clippinger, Jeff Winterland
Heat #2 (top 4 transfer): Jeffrey Ledford, Mike Harrison, Mike McKinney, Josh Harris, Nick Clubb, Brian Lynn, Chris Gaither, Mark Lamont, T.D. Burger, Jimmy Farris, Jr.
Heat #3 (top 4 transfer): Jay Ledford, Matt Cooper, Brian Shaw, Luke Gash, Tyler Nicely, Austin Lynn, Dave Dulceak, Dustin Mounce, Collin Thirlby, Darren Christensen
Heat #4 (top 4 transfer): Tait Davenport, Trent Young, Vince Cooper, Nathan Balenstien, Josh Allen, Rodney Bowman, Jeff Curl, Jared Cagley, Joseph Gillespie, Chad Kinder
B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer): Jeff Leka, Brandon Roberts, Brian Lynn, Nick Clubb, Lucas Lee, Dave Mitchell, Jimmy Farris, Jr., Mark Lamont, Jeff Winterland, Ryan Thomas, T.D. Burger, Chris Gaither, John Clippinger
B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer): Tyler Nicely, Jeff Curl, Josh Allen, Jared Cagley, Joseph Gillespie, Dave Dulceak, Dustin Mounce, Darren Christensen (DNS: Austin Lynn, Rodney Bowman, Collin Thirlby, Chad Kinder)
AMS All-Star Shootout: Trent Young, Jeff Curl, Josh Harris, Matt Cooper, Lance Dehm, Steven Brooks, Brian Shaw, Jeffrey Ledford, Ray Bollinger, Luke Gash, Brandon Roberts, John Clippinger, Jay Ledford, Mike Harrison, Mike McKinney, Nathan Balenstien, Levi Kissinger, Mark Lamont, Jeff Leka, Tyler Nicely (DNS: Tait Davenport, Vince Cooper)
Race Leaders: 3 (Ray Bollinger 1-9, Jay Ledford 10-25, Trent Young 26-30)