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COGLEY TAKES HOME HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON AT MERRITT SPEEDWAY
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7/2/2023

7/2/2023

Great Lakes Lightning Sprints


COGLEY TAKES HOME HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON AT MERRITT SPEEDWAY

Lake City, MI (Sunday, July 2, 2023) - Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by United Engine and Machine (GLLS) had their second race of the season at Merritt Speedway. The weather was spotty around the area, but we lucked out and had a great night out on the track at Merritt Speedway. We also had a car count of 21 lightning sprint cars. The night was packed with a thrilling event of high speed racing and an amazing turnout in the stands. To start this right, we would like to say thank you to all the drivers, fans, sponsors, and staff members who came out to the race and supported us.

Matt Cogley (Findlay, OH) after drawing 2nd in the pill draw passes by the leader Richard Clay Sr. (Fife Lake, MI) in the first lap and lead the rest of the Feature Race taking home his 1st Feature Race win of the season! Though Brendon Cascadden (Traverse City, MI) was on Cogley's tail, he managed to keep his lead!

Cogley sets fast time with a time of 13.97 seconds. Second fast was Justin Ward
(Benzonia, MI) with a time of 14.357 seconds. Third fastest was Cascadden with a time of 14.456 seconds.

Cogley wins Heat Race 1 presented by Beacon and Bridge Market. Ward wins Heat Race 2 presented by Double W Oilfield & Service. Cascadden wins Heat Race 3 presented by Chaney Creek Construction.

Next Up! GLLS will have their second double header of the season racing at Mt. Pleasant Speedway on July 7th and Merritt Speedway on July 8th!!

Thank you to our sponsors who are the ones that allow us to a great show to your local tracks. Please help us by supporting the sponsors listed below….
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Media Results for 7/2/2023 at Merritt Speedway - Merritt, MI
Lightning Sprints 21 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:30:15.392 | United Engine & Machine

  1. 55-Matt Cogley[2]; 2. 0-Brendon Cascadden[5]; 3. 21-Jacob Sabaj[4]; 4. 7-Ricky Droke[3]; 5. 26-Richard Clay Sr[1]; 6. 273-Jerry Napeir[8]; 7. 48-Jake Erickson[14]; 8. 28-Bella Erickson[15]; 9. 40C-Chad Colley[7]; 10. 45-Bobby Miller[13]; 11. 76-Dalton Pipgras[9]; 12. 34M-Sherman Napeir[10]; 13. 101M-Mack Erickson[11]; 14. 116-Kevin King[17]; 15. (DNF) 8-Justin Ward[6]; 16. (DNF) 16-Noah Wilfong[12]; 17. (DNF) 54-Bud Schrader[20]; 18. (DNF) 18-Lindsey Erickson[16]; 19. (DNS) 29-Arlie Cooper Jr; 20. (DNS) 25-Paul King; 21. (DNS) 101-Chuck Erickson

Heat 1 8 Laps | Beacon and Bridge

  1. 55-Matt Cogley[4]; 2. 26-Richard Clay Sr[5]; 3. 40C-Chad Colley[1]; 4. 34M-Sherman Napeir[6]; 5. 45-Bobby Miller[7]; 6. 18-Lindsey Erickson[3]; 7. 101-Chuck Erickson[2]

Heat 2 8 Laps | Chaney Creek Construction

  1. 8-Justin Ward[4]; 2. 7-Ricky Droke[7]; 3. 273-Jerry Napeir[5]; 4. 101M-Mack Erickson[3]; 5. 48-Jake Erickson[2]; 6. 116-Kevin King[6]; 7. (DNS) 54-Bud Schrader

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:02:53.000 | Double W Oilfield Service

  1. 0-Brendon Cascadden[4]; 2. 21-Jacob Sabaj[2]; 3. 76-Dalton Pipgras[1]; 4. 16-Noah Wilfong[3]; 5. 28-Bella Erickson[7]; 6. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr[5]; 7. 25-Paul King[6]

Qualifying 1 99 Laps | 00:00:45.000

  1. 55-Matt Cogley, 00:13.970[6]; 2. 8-Justin Ward, 00:14.357[10]; 3. 0-Brendon Cascadden, 00:14.456[9]; 4. 18-Lindsey Erickson, 00:14.464[20]; 5. 101M-Mack Erickson, 00:14.631[16]; 6. 16-Noah Wilfong, 00:14.723[18]; 7. 101-Chuck Erickson, 00:15.020[17]; 8. 48-Jake Erickson, 00:15.106[19]; 9. 21-Jacob Sabaj, 00:15.167[5]; 10. 40C-Chad Colley, 00:15.457[1]; 11. 54-Bud Schrader, 00:15.582[14]; 12. 76-Dalton Pipgras, 00:15.743[12]; 13. 26-Richard Clay Sr, 00:15.755[4]; 14. 273-Jerry Napeir, 00:15.861[8]; 15. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr, 00:16.316[2]; 16. 34M-Sherman Napeir, 00:16.864[21]; 17. 116-Kevin King, 00:16.907[3]; 18. 25-Paul King, 00:17.112[7]; 19. 45-Bobby Miller, 00:20.780[11]; 20. 7-Ricky Droke, 00:20.780[13]; 21. (DNS) 28-Bella Erickson, 00:20.780

Article Credit: Brooke K. Pulice

Submitted By: Brooke Pulice

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