|Jeremy Vanderhoof and the #6 car won the 20 lap Figure-8 race!|
Flat Rock Speedway kicked off another season last Saturday, and the Mitten State Sports Report was there for all the action. Mother nature was cooperative, providing a pleasant evening for late April racing. The action began with a 50 lap Late Model race won by Dakota Carlson and the #8 car. Carlson lead the entire way in a race that was ran clean and accident free. Officials did have to stop the race during the Figure-8 heaps, and during the Street Stock 25 lap race to fix problems with the asphalt. The Late Model 50 lap race did not experience any of these delays.
|Dakota Carlson and the #8 car won the Late Model 50 Lap race on opening night at Flat Rock Speedway.|
The Street Stock drivers took the stage next for a 25 lap race that started in broad day light, and ended under the lights of Flat Rock Speedway. Rob Moore and the # 82 car lead the entire race, and eventually took home the checkered flag. Asphalt repairs, crashes, and spin outs, occurred during the street stock race, and one driver experienced a smoke filled car that followed a loud pop. The delays did not take away from the excitement however, as fans used the opportunity to walk around, and utilize the refreshment stands.
|Rob Moore and the #82 won the Street Stock 25 lap race on opening night at Flat Rock Speedway!|
The "Motor City Mad Men, and One Crazy Lady" came out to a loud cheer from the crowd, as the Figure-8 races are a staple main event at Flat Rock Speedway. The 20 lap race capped off the night with several close calls, and plenty of heart pounding moments. Jeremy Vanderhoof and the #6 car took home the checkered flag in a race that he controlled from the get go. Vanderhoof won his eleventh (all time) Figure-8 Race at Flat Rock Speedway currently placing him seventeenth all time in Figure-8 race wins at Flat Rock Speedway. Bill Early and the #9 car finished in third place on Saturday night, and is currently in fifteenth place (all time) with eleven Figure-8 Race victories at Flat Rock Speedway. Bob Studt holds the record at Flat Rock Speedway for most all time Figure-8 Race victories. Studt accumulated a total of 115 victories.
|Jeremy Vanderhoof and the #6 car along side Greg Studt and the #33 car.|
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