Kyle Edwards Earns Kalamazoo Victory

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (June 6, 2015) – Kyle Edwards earned the victory in the USAC Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday, June 6. Edwards became the second different winner in the young season with Bobby Santos Jr. capturing the opener at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway in April.

Former series champion Kevin Feeney led the field to the green flag in the 50-lap feature event. He paced the opening 14 circuits with Edwards completing the race-winning pass on the 15th lap. Fast qualifier Aaron Pierce advanced from eighth starting spot to second, but was unable to catch Edwards at the conclusion of the initial Midwest race for the Michigan-based series.

Edwards finished 3.221 seconds ahead of Pierce with defending series champion Jason Blonde placing third. Santos placed fourth with Ryan Gillenwater in the fifth spot.

Pierce posted the fastest lap in Hamilton Trucking Qualifications at 10.014 seconds at 134.811 mph. Heat race victories went to Kyle Edwards and John Turnbull.

The USAC Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Friday, June 12 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway and Saturday, June 13 at Auto City (Mich.) Speedway.

 

QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS   # DRIVER TIME   DIFF MPH
1 26 Aaron Pierce 10.014 - 134.811
2 45 Ryan Gillenwater 10.503 0.489 128.535
3 42 Jason Blonde 10.259 0.245 131.592
4 71H Cody Gallogly 10.662 0.648 126.618
5 40 Jason Cox 10.696 0.682 126.215
6 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 10.747 0.733 125.616
7 11 Kyle Edwards 10.790 0.776 125.116
8 61 Kevin Feeney 10.866 0.852 124.241
9 71R Derek Snyder 10.889 0.875 123.978
10 26E Jeff Bloom 11.104 1.090 121.578
11 3A Mike Astraukas 11.207 1.193 120.460
12 12 John Turnbull 11.301 1.287 119.458
13 21 Mike Stutsman 11.836 1.822 114.059
14 31 Matt Kinzinger 13.259 3.245 101.818
15 11G Tom Geren 14.745 4.731 91.556


HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 11 Kyle Edwards 8
2 42 Jason Blonde 8
3 40 Jason Cox 8
4 3A Mike Astraukas 8
5 26 Aaron Pierce 8
6 71R Derek Snyder 8
7 21 Mike Stutsman 8
8 11G Tom Geren 1

 

HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 12 John Turnbull 8
2 61 Kevin Feeney 8
3 71H Cody Gallogly 8
4 45 Ryan Gillenwater 8
5 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 8
6 26E Jeff Bloom 8
7 31 Matt Kinzinger 7


A MAIN RESULTS
POS LN # DRIVER LAPS
1 2 11 Kyle Edwards 50
2 8 26 Aaron Pierce 50
3 6 42 Jason Blonde 50
4 3 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 50
5 7 45 Ryan Gillenwater 50
6 9 71R Derek Snyder 50
7 1 61 Kevin Feeney 50
8 5 71H Cody Gallogly 49
9 12 12 John Turnbull 48
10 13 21 Mike Stutsman 46
11 11 3A Mike Astraukas 33
12 4 40 Jason Cox 31
13 10 26E Jeff Bloom 11
14 15 11G Tom Geren 3
15 14 31 Matt Kinzinger 1