Ryan Litt Storms to Kalamazoo Victory

 

Photo by David Sink

KALAMAZOO, Mich.  (June 2, 2017) – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil kicked off the 2017 season at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway on Friday, June 2. Canadian Ryan Litt earned the flag-to-flag victory at Southwestern Michigan oval. The win marks the 15th career series victory for Litt.

Advancing from the third starting position, Litt took control of the field heading into turn one and then led all 30 laps to win the season opener. Litt fended off several challenges from two-time and defending series champion Aaron. Pierce, who started in the fifth spot. Third went to Bobby Santos Jr. with Ryan Gillenwater and Jason Blonde rounding out the top five.

In preliminary action, Blonde earned the victory in Dowker Engines Heat #1 over Gillenwater and Teddy Alberts. In the Team Spirit Trailers Heat #2 Litt grabbed the win over Tyler Roahrig and Pierce. In qualifying, Santos posted the best time with an official lap of 10.457 at 129.100 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil is back in action on Saturday, June 3 at South Bend (Ind.) Motor Speedway.


A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 07 Ryan LItt 30
2 26 Aaron Pierce 30
3 22a Bobby Santos Jr. 30
4 45 Ryan Gillenwater 30
5 42 Jason Blonde 30
6 99 Geoff Kaiser 30
7 26 Jeff Bloom 30
8 27 Nick Landon 30
9 44 Teddy Alberts 29
10 0 Doug Dietsch 29
11 11G Tom Geren 10
12 25 Doug Stepke 4
DNS 64 Tyler Roahrig 0



HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 42 Jason Blonde 8
2 45 Ryan Gillenwater 8
3 44 Teddy Alberts 8
4 22a Bobby Santos Jr. 8
5 99 Geoff Kaiser 8
6 11G Tom Geren 8


HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 07 Ryan LItt 8
2 64 Tyler Roahrig 8
3 26 Aaron Pierce 8
4 25 Doug Stepke 8
5 27 Nick Landon 8
6 0 Doug Dietsch 8
7 26 Jeff Bloom 8




QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS # DRIVER TIME DIFF MPH
1 22a Bobby Santos Jr. 10.457 - 129.100
2 26 Aaron Pierce 10.579 0.122 127.611
3 45 Ryan Gillenwater 10.582 0.125 127.575
4 07 Ryan LItt 10.905 0.448 123.796
5 99 Geoff Kaiser 10.906 0.449 123.785
6 26 Jeff Bloom 10.922 0.465 123.604
7 42 Jason Blonde 11.033 0.576 122.360
8 27 Nick Landon 11.044 0.587 122.238
9 44 Teddy Alberts 11.331 0.874 119.142
10 0 Doug Dietsch 11.571 1.114 116.671
11 11G Tom Geren 11.704 1.247 115.345
12 25 Doug Stepke 11.972 1.515 112.763
13 64 Tyler Roahrig No Time