Santos Earns Berlin Victory

Photos by Tom DeVette

MARNE, Mich.  (July 9, 2016) – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil returned to action on Saturday, July 9 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. With eight laps remaining, Bobby Santos Jr. completed the wining pass on Derek Snyder and then paced the final eight laps to earn the feature victory.

Polesitter Kevin Feeney and veteran campaigner Teddy Alberts led the field to the green flag with Feeney leading the race the opening six circuits. Snyder charged from the eight starting position to get around Feeney for the first spot with an inside move and utilizing lapped traffic. Snyder showed the way until lap 22 when Santos completed the race-winning pass.

At the checkered flag, Santos finished just .392 seconds ahead of a hard-charging Jason Blonde with Snyder completing the podium. Feeney placed fourth with Jeff Bloom in fifth spot.

 

Derek Snyder was the Hamilton and Sons Fast Qualifier with a lap of 13.074 seconds, just .116 seconds quicker than Ryan Litt. Royal Purple Synthetic Oil and Truefuel Heat Race Winners included John Turnbull Jr. and Jason Blonde.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple returns to action on Friday, July 15 at Kalamazoo Speedway and then travels to Indiana on Saturday, July 16 for a visit to Baer Field Speedway.


A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 30
2 42 Jason Blonde 30
3 22 Derek Snyder 30
4 61 Kevin Feeney 30
5 26 Jeff Bloom 30
6 12 John Turnbull Jr. 29
7 44A Teddy Alberts 29
8 27 Nick Landon 29
9 100 Tom Patterson 26
10 21 Mike Stutsman 17
11 11G Tom Geren 14
12 07L Ryan Litt 9
13 35 Mark Strpko 3
14 25 Stepke 0


HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 12 John Turnbull Jr. 8
2 07L Ryan Litt 8
3 22 Derek Snyder 8
4 61 Kevin Feeney 8
5 26 Jeff Bloom 8
6 100 Tom Patterson 8
7 25 Stepke 3

 

HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 42 Jason Blonde 8
2 11G Tom Geren 8
3 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 8
4 27 Nick Landon 8
5 44A Teddy Alberts 8
6 21 Mike Stutsman 8
7 35 Mark Strpko 3

 

QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS   # DRIVER TIME   DIFF MPH
1 22 Derek Snyder 13.074 - 120.606
2 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 13.190 0.116 119.545
3 07L Ryan Litt 13.284 0.210 118.699
4 42 Jason Blonde 13.306 0.232 118.503
5 26 Jeff Bloom 13.452 0.378 117.217
6 21 Mike Stutsman 13.649 0.575 115.525
7 61 Kevin Feeney 13.766 0.692 114.543
8 44A Teddy Alberts 13.818 0.744 114.112
9 12 John Turnbull Jr. 13.848 0.774 113.865
10 27 Nick Landon 14.173 1.099 111.254
11 25 Stepke 14.208 1.134 110.980
12 11G Tom Geren 14.815 1.741 106.433
13 100 Tom Patterson 15.836 2.762 99.571
14 35 Mark Strpko 17.422 4.348 90.506