First Career Victory for Tyler Roahrig at New Paris Speedway

NEW PARIS, Ind. (JULY 11, 2015)  –  Tyler Roahrig earned his first career Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory at New Paris (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday, July 11. He became the fifth different winner in five events as the series nears the mid-point of the 2015 season. Roahrig’s victory marks his first in a Sprint Car for the accomplished Late Model driver.

National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom led the field to green and led nearly the first half of the event. As Bloom was showing the way, Roahrig was advancing from his fifth starting spot. By the completion of lap one he moved up to third and on the eighth circuit got around two-time and defending race winner Jerry Caryer for second.

Roahrig made the race-winning pass on lap 13, driving around Bloom. At the conclusion of the 30-lap feature, Roahrig finished 4.127 seconds ahead of Bloom with Jason Blonde in third position. Jason Fuller and Kevin Feeney filled out the top-five finishers.

In preliminary action, heat race victories were earned by Caryer and Feeney. In qualifying, Roahrig set a new track record with a lap of 11.430 seconds at 78.740 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action on Saturday, July 25 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1
64r  Tyler Roahrig  30
2 26b  Jeff Bloom  30
3 42b  Jason Blonde  30
4 9f  Jason Fuller  30
5 61f  Kevin Feeney  30
6 75c  Jerry Caryer  29
7 10k  Ron Koehler  29
8 66s  Doug Stepke  28
9 0k  Christian Koehler  27
10 100p  Jim Payne  13
11 11g  Tom Geren  6
12 43p  Tom Patterson  3

 

HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1
75c  Jerry Caryer  8
2 64r  Tyler Roahrig  8
3 9f  Jason Fuller  8
4 10k  Ron Koehler  8
5 43p  Tom Patterson  8
6 11g  Tom Geren  8

 

HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1
61f  Kevin Feeney  10
2 26b  Jeff Bloom  10
3 42b  Jason Blonde  10
4 66s  Doug Stepke  10
5 100p  Jim Payne  10
6 0k  Christian Koehler  10

 

 

 

QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS   # DRIVER TIME   DIFF MPH
1 64r  Tyler Roahrig  11.430 - 78.740
2 42b  Jason Blonde  11.524 0.094 117.147
3 9f  Jason Fuller  11.571 0.141 116.671
4 61f  Kevin Feeney  11.835 0.405 114.068
5 75c  Jerry Caryer  11.841 0.411 114.011
6 26b  Jeff Bloom  11.850 0.420 113.924
7 10k  Ron Koehler  12.508 1.078 107.931
8 66s  Doug Stepke  12.516 1.086 107.862
9 43p  Tom Patterson  12.555 1.125 107.527
10 100p  Jim Payne  12.559 1.129 107.493
11 11g  Tom Geren  13.057 1.627 103.393
12 0k  Christian Koehler  13.434 2.004 100.491