Hannagan Controls Crystal Sprint Battle
CRYSTAL, Mich. – For the third season in a row Randy Hannagan pulled into victory lane after winning the Engine Pro Mid-Season Championship feature for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP and the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance at Crystal Motor Speedway.
Hannagan took the lead from Max Stambaugh on lap four and maintained his lead with Dustin Daggett and Tony Stewart in pursuit through traffic for the victory.
“I moved all around the race track and found a line I was comfortable with. I probably moved my line probably ten times in this race and I found a really good spot up top running into turn one, squaring off, and running off the bottom and it worked out really good,” said Hannagan after the race. “Anytime you have the guys from up here like Dustin Daggett, Dalman, then you have Tony Stewart, and all of the other cars from the other series that were here and there are a bunch of good racers here. We were just the ones that figured it out early on to get the lead and were able to hold on.”
Ryan Ruhl and Stambaugh started on the front row for the 35-lap feature. Stambaugh took the lead as Hannagan moved into second spot. On lap four Hannagan got around Stambaugh for the lead and started to check out from the rest of the field.
Further back in the field the two drivers making the biggest moves were Stewart and Daggett, who started eighth and tenth respectively. Stewart moved into sixth on lap three and then started to race with J.R. Stewart, and Ryan Ruhl for third, fourth, and fifth positions.