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JUSTIN WARD BAGS HIS THIRD WIN IN A ROW
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8/5/2023

8/5/2023

Great Lakes Lightning Sprints


JUSTIN WARD BAGS HIS THIRD WIN IN A ROW

Auburn, MI - The Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by United Engine and Machine (GLLS) had their first race of the season at Tri-City Speedway, leaving the audience with a night to remember! There were several cautions but thankfully, our drivers are okay. The stands were packed with an incredible turnout, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the drivers, fans, sponsors, and dedicated staff members whose support and enthusiasm made this event an overwhelming success.

In the redraw, Justin Ward (Benzonia, MI) found himself in slot number 6, not the luckiest position. However, it was a showcase of his skill as he maintained an impressive pace throughout the Feature Race. He took the lead over from #21 Jacob Sabaj (Cournna, MI) ultimately securing his third Feature Race win of the season!

During the heats, Sabaj claimed victory in the Chaney Creek Construction Heat Race 1. Matt Cogley (Findlay, OH) dominated the Double W Oilfield Services Heat Race 2, and Arlie Cooper Jr. (Bear Lake, MI) emerged victorious in Heat Race 3 presented by Beacon and Bridge Markets!

The action-packed racing continues with the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints (GLLS) gearing up for their next races! Mark your calendars for the thrilling races at Mt. Pleasant Speedway on August 11th. Be sure not to 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 8/4/2023 at Tri-City Motor Speedway - Auburn, MI
Lightning Sprints 20 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:20:56.248 | United Engine & Machine

  1. 8-Justin Ward[6]; 2. 21-Jacob Sabaj[3]; 3. 7-Ricky Droke[8]; 4. 55-Matt Cogley[5]; 5. 16-Noah Wilfong[1]; 6. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr[2]; 7. 38-Mack Erickson[11]; 8. 76-Dalton Pipgras[7]; 9. 84-Bill Dunham[10]; 10. 40C-Chad Colley[17]; 11. 18-Lindsey Erickson[12]; 12. 28-Bella Erickson[9]; 13. 45-Bobby Miller[18]; 14. 116-Kevin King[20]; 15. (DNF) 25-Paul King[16]; 16. (DNF) 273-Jerry Napeir[4]; 17. (DNF) 54-Bud Schrader[14]; 18. (DNF) 48-Jake Erickson[13]; 19. (DNF) 101-Chuck Erickson[15]; 20. (DNS) 19-Avery Neal

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:02:03.695 | Chaney Creek Construction

  1. 21-Jacob Sabaj[3]; 2. 8-Justin Ward[4]; 3. 76-Dalton Pipgras[1]; 4. 84-Bill Dunham[2]; 5. 48-Jake Erickson[5]; 6. 25-Paul King[6]; 7. 45-Bobby Miller[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:03:15.578 | Double W Oilfield Service

  1. 55-Matt Cogley[3]; 2. 273-Jerry Napeir[2]; 3. 7-Ricky Droke[4]; 4. 38-Mack Erickson[1]; 5. 54-Bud Schrader[6]; 6. 40C-Chad Colley[5]; 7. (DNS) 19-Avery Neal

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:02:18.524 | Beacon and Bridge

  1. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr[4]; 2. 16-Noah Wilfong[2]; 3. 28-Bella Erickson[1]; 4. 18-Lindsey Erickson[3]; 5. 101-Chuck Erickson[5]; 6. 25-Paul King; 7. 116-Kevin King[6]

Qualifying 1 99 Laps | 00:04:36.595

  1. 8-Justin Ward, 00:12.021[11]; 2. 7-Ricky Droke, 00:12.142[20]; 3. 29-Arlie Cooper Jr, 00:12.202[16]; 4. 21-Jacob Sabaj, 00:12.505[1]; 5. 55-Matt Cogley, 00:12.659[2]; 6. 18-Lindsey Erickson, 00:12.700[17]; 7. 84-Bill Dunham, 00:12.703[7]; 8. 273-Jerry Napeir, 00:12.896[10]; 9. 16-Noah Wilfong, 00:13.140[6]; 10. 76-Dalton Pipgras, 00:13.164[8]; 11. 38-Mack Erickson, 00:13.179[13]; 12. 28-Bella Erickson, 00:13.304[12]; 13. 48-Jake Erickson, 00:13.350[19]; 14. 40C-Chad Colley, 00:13.359[9]; 15. 101-Chuck Erickson, 00:13.488[14]; 16. 25-Paul King, 00:13.611[15]; 17. 54-Bud Schrader, 00:13.791[5]; 18. 116-Kevin King, 00:14.083[4]; 19. 45-Bobby Miller, 00:14.918[18]; 20. 19-Avery Neal[3]

Article Credit: Brooke K. Pulice

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