Second Season Victory for Aaron Pierce in Summit City Classic

 
Photo by David Sink

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 1, 2017) – Aaron Pierce scored his second season victory in the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil on Saturday, July 1 at Baer Field (Ind.) Motorsports Park in the Summit City Sprint Car Shootout.

The feature victory at Baer Field for Pierce marks the third win in the last five series events at the half-mile oval. On Saturday night, Pierce set fast time in qualifying then earned a thrilling victory in the 30-lap main event. 

Following Pierce across the finish line was Bobby Santos Jr., who finished 1.073 seconds behind the race winner. Jason Blonde completed the podium finishers. Kevin Feeney and Chris Neuenschwander rounded out the top-five finishers. Geoff Kaiser finished sixth with Dorman Snyder, Doug Stepke, Chad Delagrange and Tom Geren Jr. completing the top 10.

In preliminary action, Blonde won Dowker Engines Heat Race #1 with Pierce taking the checkers in Royal Purple Synthetic Oil Heat # 2. Pierce was top qualifier at 14.997 seconds at 120.024 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil is back in action on Saturday, July 8 at New Paris (Ind.) Speedway.  


A MAIN RESULTS
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 26 Aaron Pierce 30
2 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 30
3 42 Jason Blonde 30
4 61 Kevin Feeney 30
5 10n Chris Neuenschwander 30
6 10k Geoff Kaiser 30
7 99 Dorman Snyder 30
8 25 Doug Stepke 29
9 4 Chad Delagrange 26
10 11g Tom Geren Jr. 24
11 11 Tom Paterson 9
12 64 Ryan Litt 6
13 45 Ryan Gillenwater 5
14 100 Jim Payne 2
15 1x Ron Koehler 2



HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 42 Jason Blonde
2 26 Aaron Pierce
3 11g Tom Geren Jr.
4 61 Kevin Feeney
5 45 Ryan Gillenwater
6 4 Chad Delagrange
7 64 Ryan Litt


HEAT RACE #2 RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 99 Dorman Snyder
2 10n Chris Neuenschwander
3 22A Bobby Santos Jr.
4 10k Geoff Kaiser
5 25 Doug Stepke
6 11 Tom Paterson
7 100 Jim Payne
8 1x Ron Koehler



QUALIFYING RESULTS
POS # DRIVER TIME DIFF MPH
1 26 Aaron Pierce 14.997 - 120.024
2 10n Chris Neuenschwander 15.179 0.182 118.585
3 45 Ryan Gillenwater 15.222 0.225 118.250
4 22A Bobby Santos Jr. 15.406 0.409 116.838
5 42 Jason Blonde 15.474 0.477 116.324
6 10k Geoff Kaiser 15.795 0.798 113.960
7 61 Kevin Feeney 15.820 0.823 113.780
8 99 Dorman Snyder 15.973 0.976 112.690
9 64 Ryan Litt 15.976 0.979 112.669
10 25 Doug Stepke 16.098 1.101 111.815
11 11g Tom Geren Jr. 16.238 1.241 110.851
12 11 Tom Paterson 16.549 1.552 108.768
13 4 Chad Delagrange 16.857 1.860 106.781
14 100 Jim Payne 25.818 10.821 69.719
15 1x Ron Koehler No Time