Joe Swanson Scores Baer Field Victory


By Duane Turner

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 13, 2012) –
The rain stayed away to kick off the first co-sanctioned Auto Value/HOSS race of the year at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 22 cars signed in with a great crowd on hand. Troy DeCaire in tony Swanson’s 7 car set the pace in qualifications with a lap of 14.643.

As usual with the Super Sprints and HOSS groups, the heats all were fast and exciting but without any crashes, so all the competitors could start the feature.

The first lap of the feature ended with a Yellow then red to clean up debris when fast qualifier Troy Decaire tagged Ryan Litt in the T & T Promotions # 42, which then collected Jerry Caryer in the #75 and Chris Neuenschwander in the #8. All four cars were unable to return

The race was restarted and went green to checker with a Joe Swanson winning. There was a close battle between the # 40 of Jason Cox and the # 99 of Jason Blonde for 2 and 3rd, with Cox getting the runner up position. 4th went to the 61 of Kevin Feeney and rounding out the top five was Kody Swanson in the # 64 machine.

Look for the Super Sprints at Kalamazoo Speedway next on June 2nd!

Qualifications: 1) 7 Troy Decaire 14.643 – 2) 40 Jason Cox 14.905 – 3) 8 Chris Neuenschwander 15.152 – 4) 7s Joe Swanson 15.159 – 5) 18 Jim Sheets 15.198 – 6) 75c Jerry Caryer 15.228 – 7) 99 Jason Blonde 15.306 – 8) 42 Ryan Litt 15.446 – 9) X Cody Gallogly 15.449 – 10) 14c Dorman Snyder 15.519 – 11) 46 Jim Swain 15.608 – 12) 37 Hank Lower 15.691 -13) 61 Kevin Feeney 15.716 – 14) 71 Steve Smith 15.722 – 15) 64 Cody Swanson 15.834 – 16) 11 Kyle Henry 15.887 – 17) 100 Jim Pyane 16.118 – 18) 6 Jim Dolph 16.230 19) 11 Tom Geren 16.942 No Time – Ryan Gillenwater, Chris Jagger, Bill Tyler)

1st Heat: 1) 42 Ryan Litt 2) 71 Steve Smith 3) 7 Troy Decaire

2nd Heat: 1) 6 Jim Dolph 2) 37 Hank Lower 3) X Cody Gallogly

3rd Heat: 1) 14 Dorman Snyder 2) 99 Jason Blonde 3) Chris Neuenschwander

A-main: 1) 7s Joe Swanson 2) Jason Cox 3) Jason Blonde 4) 61 Kevin Feeney 5) 64 Cody Swanson 6) X Cody Gallogly 7) 18 Jim Sheets 8) 37 Hank Lower 9) 45 Ryan Gillenwater 10) 11 Kyle Henry 11) 6 Jim Dolph 12) 71 Steve Smith 13) 46 Jim Swain 14) 11 Tom Greren 15) 100 Jim Payne 16) 14 Dorman Snyder 17) 8 Chris Neuenschwander 18) 42 Ryan Litt 19) 7 Troy Decaire 20) 75c Jerry Caryer 21) 27 Chris Jagger