Agan Speeds To Bloomfield Victory
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa – Jon Agan became the first repeat winner with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders Friday night at Mt. Dew Bloomfield Speedway.
The Knoxville, Iowa driver extended his point lead with the series after a duel with Billy Alley in the 25-lap feature, recording his third career feature win with the series.
Cole Wood led the opening lap, but Agan, who was the pole-sitter took command ahead of Wood and Josh Schneiderman on lap two.
Alley had moved into fourth with three laps down when the caution came out for a spun Russ Hall, who was running ninth at the time.
The restart saw Agan leading Wood, Schneiderman, Alley and Tony Shilling back to green. Alley dove under Schneiderman for third at that point, and by the halfway point, he had shot around Wood for second.
Alley reeled him in again in traffic, but was unable to mount a serious challenge over the last eleven laps. Schneiderman came home third, ahead of Shilling and Bret Tripplett.
Hard-charger Dustin Selvage, Terry McCarl, Bobby Mincer, Russ Hall and Mike Houseman Jr. rounded out the top 10.
Alley, Agan, Tripplett and Mincer won heat races. Alley took the Shake-up Dash and Terry McCarl won the B main with an exciting pass of Corey Nelson in the last corner. Chris Martin lost a motor while leading the B, and Sawyer Phillips was a flip victim. He was uninjured.
“I’m probably not in the best cardio shape I could be in,” said Agan. “You had to be on top of the wheel big time tonight. That rut (in turn three) was so bad all night long, and we did something we wouldn’t usually do, and it hurt us. I got lucky with the caution. Lapped traffic was rough. We were closing so fast on them. It got really interesting a couple of times. We’ve been rolling really well. This is our third win of the year, and we’ve got to keep it rocking.”
“It was a really fun race,” said Alley. “I was proud of myself…I was patient. The track got a little slicker than I thought. I was really good on the top, and once my tires heated up, I could come off in the slick really good and straight.
“I think if the caution hadn’t have come out, we would have set sail, because we were really rocking. It was a fun race. It was good to be back up to speed, and I just need to carry this momentum.”