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JUSTIN WARD WINS HIS FIRST FEATURE RACE
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7/7/2023

7/7/2023

Great Lakes Lightning Sprints


JUSTIN WARD WINS HIS FIRST FEATURE RACE

Mt.Pleasant, MI (Friday, July 7, 2023) -What an unforgettable night at Mt. Pleasant Speedway as the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by United Engine and Machine (GLLS) kicked off their third race of the season at Mt. Pleasant! The stands were filled with an incredible turnout, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to the drivers, fans, sponsors, and dedicated staff members who made this event a roaring success. Your support and enthusiasm made it a night to remember!

From the redraw to victory lane, it was an unforgettable night for Justin Ward (Benzonia, MI) with the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints! As the stars aligned, Arlie Cooper Jr. (Bear Lake, MI) drew 3rd, Richard Clay Sr. (Fife Lake, MI) drew 2nd, and Noah Wilfong (Wayland, MI) claimed the pole position. But it was Justin Ward who showed his skill, maintaining an impressive pace throughout the Feature Race and securing his first-ever Feature Race win! Congratulations, Justin Ward, on an incredible achievement!

Matt Cogley (Findlay, OH) dominated the track, setting an impressive time of 14.601 to claim the Fast Qualifier title! Justin Ward followed closely with a time of 15.167, securing the second spot, while Cooper Jr. impressed with a time of 15.377, earning third place.

Chad Colley (Davison, MI) takes the win in the Chaney Creek Construction Heat Race 1. Justin Ward dominates the Double W Oilfield Sales & Service Heat Race 2, while Noah Wilfong shines in Heat Race 3 presented by Beacon & Bridge Market.

Mark your calendars and get ready for some exhilarating action as the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints (GLLS) hit the tracks next! On July 28th, they'll be racing at I-96 Speedway, followed by an epic showdown at Crystal Motor Speedway on July 29th. Don't miss out on the high-speed excitement and adrenaline-fueled thrills!

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 7/7/2023 at Mount Pleasant Speedway - Mount Pleasant, MI
Lightning Sprints 19 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:14:26.336 | United Engine & Machine

  1. 8-Justin Ward[4]; 2. 21-Jacob Sabaj[5]; 3. 7-Ricky Droke[19]; 4. 26-Richard Clay Sr[2]; 5. 16-Noah Wilfong[1]; 6. 76-Dalton Pipgras[10]; 7. 155-Alex Cogley[13]; 8. 55-Matt Cogley[7]; 9. 40C-Chad Colley[6]; 10. 48-Jake Erickson[8]; 11. 101-Chuck Erickson[12]; 12. 54-Bud Schrader[9]; 13. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr[3]; 14. 45-Bobby Miller[11]; 15. 34M-Sherman Napeir[16]; 16. (DNF) 25-Paul King[18]; 17. (DNF) 19-Avery Neal[17]; 18. (DNF) 116-Kevin King[15]; 19. (DNS) 273-Jerry Napeir

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:02:53.086 | Chaney Creek Construction

  1. 40C-Chad Colley[2]; 2. 26-Richard Clay Sr[1]; 3. 55-Matt Cogley[4]; 4. 76-Dalton Pipgras[5]; 5. 155-Alex Cogley[7]; 6. 34M-Sherman Napeir[6]; 7. (DNF) 7-Ricky Droke[3]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:06:09.077 | Double W Oilfield Service

  1. 8-Justin Ward[4]; 2. 21-Jacob Sabaj[3]; 3. 48-Jake Erickson[1]; 4. 45-Bobby Miller[6]; 5. 273-Jerry Napeir[2]; 6. (DNF) 19-Avery Neal[5]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:04:18.453 | Beacon and Bridge

  1. 16-Noah Wilfong[3]; 2. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr[4]; 3. 54-Bud Schrader[1]; 4. 101-Chuck Erickson[2]; 5. (DNF) 116-Kevin King[5]; 6. (DNF) 25-Paul King[6]

Qualifying 1 99 Laps | 00:01:23.000

  1. 55-Matt Cogley, 00:14.601[14]; 2. 8-Justin Ward, 00:15.167[1]; 3. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr, 00:15.172[10]; 4. 7-Ricky Droke, 00:15.377[6]; 5. 21-Jacob Sabaj, 00:15.484[13]; 6. 16-Noah Wilfong, 00:15.578[12]; 7. 40C-Chad Colley, 00:15.668[15]; 8. 273-Jerry Napeir, 00:15.720[11]; 9. 101-Chuck Erickson, 00:15.876[5]; 10. 26-Richard Clay Sr, 00:16.032[4]; 11. 48-Jake Erickson, 00:16.070[8]; 12. 54-Bud Schrader, 00:16.285[3]; 13. 76-Dalton Pipgras, 00:16.360[9]; 14. 19-Avery Neal, 00:16.721[19]; 15. 116-Kevin King, 00:16.721[17]; 16. 34M-Sherman Napeir, 00:17.126[2]; 17. 45-Bobby Miller, 00:17.502[16]; 18. 25-Paul King, 00:20.668[18]; 19. (DNS) 155-Alex Cogley

Article Credit: Brooke K. Pulice

Submitted By: Brooke Pulice

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