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And just like the previous week, Bradner’s Nate Dussel was locked in a great battle in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature at Fremont Speedway.
After a side-by-side fight with Alvin Roepke from lap 8 to lap 19, Dussel was finally able to slide into the lead and went on to score his fifth win of the season at Fremont. It is the 10th overall win of 2013 for Dussel who owns five victories at Attica Raceway Park as well. It was the 12th career win at Fremont for Dussel who flipped his car doing victory donuts.
“About every time I pull in here one of the track guys asks if I’m going to do donuts if I win. I told them it’s been too wet to do donuts…I found that out tonight,” joked Dussel of his Berrier Fabrication/Kylynn Mfg./Gressman Powersports/Dussel Welding/Conrad Transport/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.
“This is absolutely unbelievable. It’s sweet to get it done in front of all the fans. Alvin did a hell of a job racing me hard and clean,” added Dussel. “I want to thank Scott (Gressman). He’s done so much for my career. I just can’t thank him enough. I have to thank Tommy Dussel and Bill Berrier and his family.”
The win really tightens up the point battle for the JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series title.
In the Computer Man Sports Compacts Grand Rapids, Ohio’s Brandon Myers held off challenges from Amanda Shammo to score his third win of the season. It is the fifth of his career at Fremont.
“I have to thank my grandpa for all he does and grandma for letting him do it. I have to thank Mom and Dad for all their support,” said Myers beside his BG Radiator/Mark Shultz Signs/R&R Repair/Loren Sautter backed No. 32.
T.J. Michael and Alvin Roepke would bring the 305 sprints to the green for their 25-lap feature. Michael would grab the lead but Roepke kept racing to his outside as Dussel moved into third followed by Paul Weaver, Jordan Ryan and Dustin Dinan. Roepke drove into the lead on lap three and the leaders quickly moved into heavy lapped traffic by the sixth circuit.
Ryan would smack the front stretch wall on lap six bringing out the caution. The restart order was Roepke, Michael, Dussel, Weaver, Dinan and Dean Jacobs. Dussel would move into second on lap eight and closed on Roepke as Michael was locked in a spirited battle with Weaver for third. Roepke and Dussel raced side by side around the track over the next few laps before Michael’s motor expire don lap 12 as Steve Rando and Seth Schneider spun to avoid the stalled machine.
When the green reappeared Roepke and Dussel continued their fantastic battle with Weaver, Jacobs and Dinan staying within striking distance. Dinan would smack the turn two wall on lap 15 ending his run. Roepke would get a fantastic restart and maintain his lead over Dussel with Weaver, Jacobs and Tyler Gunn giving chase.
With seven laps to go Dussel drove to Roepke’s outside and the duo continued their side-by-side dance for the lead with Weaver, Jacobs, Gunn and John Ivy within striking distance. Dussel would finally get around Roepke for the lead with five laps to go as they raced into lapped traffic again. Weaver would take second on lap 23 but couldn’t close on Dussel who drove to the win. Weaver, Roepke, Jacobs and Ivy would round out the top five.
Taylor Holland and Chevy Farmer brought the field to the green for the Computer Man Sports Compacts. But it was third starter Myers who jumped into the lead over Amanda Shammo, Holland, Andrew Schroeder and Brandon Leighton. Leighton and Schroeder would move into third and fourth by lap two. And with four laps in, Shammo was pressuring Myers for the lead.
Myers was able to hold on for the win over Shammo, Evan Patynko, McKenzie Biddle and Holland.