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Dalmann Heats up the Field on Two Wheels at the Tacky Tri-City Motor Speedway

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Dalmann Heats up the Field on Two Wheels at the Tacky Tri-City Motor Speedway


5/16/2014 (Auburn MI)

Friday night was another unseasonably cold night at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn Michigan. However, the drivers and spectators filled the grandstands and the pits ready for some fast-paced racing action on a night that was sponsored by Greene’s Gas Company of Kawkawlin. Double features started the show for three classes that were rained out on May 2nd.  Also, the Sprints on Dirt made their first appearance of the 2014 season on the 3/8 Clay oval.


The Auburn Hotel Bar and Grill at Street Stocks first feature event was the initial event to roll out of the pit area Friday night. It quickly became a back-and-forth battle between raining track champion #75s Kevin Strong and the #26 of Mike Vandermark Jr. An early issue with Strong sent him mid pack giving the lead to Vandermark who also was being challenged by St. John’s driver #09 Derrick Crandall. Late race cautions would bunch up the field giving Strong another chance to go after the feature win.  He was able to muscle his way to the lead and won in dramatic fashion. In the regularly scheduled portion of the Auburn Hotel Street Stock program, Strong was victorious in his heat race as well as the 2011 Champion #7r of Dave Newcomb. In the feature, it again shaped up much as the first feature did. This time it was a tight battle among Vandermark, Crandall, Newcomb and Strong. Except Vandermark was able to hold off late race challenges and hold on to the win finishing a half a car length ahead of Crandall. They were followed by Newcomb, Strong and the #18d of David Lester.


22 of the best sprint car drivers in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio made the trek to mid-Michigan for the Sprints on Dirt.  Preliminary heats were won by #49t Gregg Dalmann, #2m Dustin Daggett, and #49 Shawn Dancer.  Dalmann and Dagget would draw the front two spots for their 25 lap feature event. With a track surface that supported three grooves, the drivers were able to have long green flag laps and provided non-stop exciting action for the fans.  In the end, Dalmann was able to hold on and pick up the win. Dancer finished the second. Daggett third followed by Brian Ruhl and Brett Mann.  Not only did Greg Dalmann win the big money for the Sprints on Dirt feature, but he and a fan that had the lucky numbered Frisbee won a beautiful gas grill courtesy of Greene’s Gas Company.


With a lot of buzz surrounding a heated rivalry between defending Main Street Seed & Supply IMCA champion #20w AJ Ward and multi-time IMCA champion #7d Myron DeYoung, the fans were anxious to see how it would play out on the track. The first feature had DeYoung working his way to the front early.  Ward would make the winning pass on the high side and would win the first feature event with DeYoung close behind. #T1 John Taylor and #70 Scott Dann would lead the field to the green flag for the second Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA modified feature event.  Taylor showed some muscle early and led the opening laps. However, Ward would once again move his way to the front of the field and wrestle the lead away from Taylor to pick up his second feature win of the night. #42 Craig Vance was able to track Ward down but was unable to make the pass and settled for a strong second place finish. Veteran #19f Joey Fowler, Taylor, and 40-year veteran #776r Rusty Ziegler completed the top five. Heat races were won by #4s Toby Steele and Ward.


Comp Cam Late Model heat races were won by defending champion #0x Zach Olger and #24 Alex Hupert.  Longtime asphalt driver #99 Scotty Armstrong and #34 Herb Reich led the field to the green flag for the 25 Late Model feature event. It was quickly #6m Dona Marcoullier’s race as he paced the field within just a few laps. With a very long green flag run to finish out the event, Marcoullier lapped all the way up to the fourth-place car on his way to his first late-model feature win at Tri-City Motor Speedway in 2014.  Second place went to Olger.  He was followed by Lake City’s #27 Eric Spangler, 21h David Hilliker, and fifth was the #0p of Kris Patterson Jr.


The final division to compete on the speedway was the brand-new Stevens Cycle Sales and Service six-cylinder Bomber Stocks. And #K11 Kendall Morrison didn’t need six cylinders to beat the field. He used his four cylinder car to pick up both feature wins.  #99 Dustin Beauchamp picked up the heat race win.


Next weekend kick off Memorial Day weekend with us at Tri-City Motor Speedway for Old-Timers Night. Bring your pre-2011 Tri-City Motor Speedway memorabilia and receive one dollar off your general admission!!


Late Models, Elgin Pro Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and the Tri-City Bombers will be back to compete on the 3/8ths clay oval. The Pro Stocks will make up their rained out feature from May 2nd to start the show.  Race time is 7:55 PM.  Check out for more information or download our brand-new smart phone app!!! Search “Tri City Motor Speedway” or “Tri City Racetrack” in your App Store and download that free app and receive access to instant updates, information, and more!!

05/16/2014 Greene’s Gas Company Racing Winners:

Comp Cams Late Models: #6m Dona Marcoullier
5.16.2014 Feature Winner Website-Late Model Dona Marculier







Auburn Hotel Bar and Grill Street Stocks: #75s Kevin Strong, #26 Mike Vandermark Jr.
5.16.2014 Feature Winner Website-Street Stock Mike Vandermark5.2.2014 Feature Winner Website-Street Stock Kevin Strong







Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified: #20w AJ Ward (Both features)

5.2.2014 Feature Winner Website-IMCA AJ Ward5.16.2014 Feature Winner Website-IMCA AJ Ward-2








Stevens Cycle Sales and Service 6cyl Bombers: #K11 Kendall Morrison (Both features)
5.2.2014 Feature Winner Website-Bomber Stock Kendall Morrison5.16.2014 Feature Winner Website-Bomber Stock Kendall Morrison-2







Sprints On Dirt: #49t Gregg Dalmann