Sprint Cars In Great Falls Friday
Ramaker takes ASCS Frontier checkers in Great Falls
By Andrew Kunas
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Former series champion Joe Ramaker picked up his first win of the season in Friday's ASCS Frontier Region sprint car main event at the Montana Round-Up at Electric City Speedway.
The Choteau, Montana driver, who won the ASCS Frontier Region title in 2014, led all but one of the 25 laps around the Great Falls clay oval, earning his first win in just over a year aboard the Ramaker Racing No. 98 Ostrich-powered J&J.
After the initial start was called back by a yellow flag for a collision, Joe Perry of Billings led the first lap before being overtaken by Ramaker, who passed him for the lead exiting Turn 4 on the high side of the race track. Ramaker was never seriously challenged despite dealing with heavy traffic at times throughout the race.
Skylar Gee of Leduc, Alberta moved into second place and appeared to be gaining ground on Ramaker before time ran out. Gee, however, earned his best finish in Montana this season aboard the Gee Racing No. 99 AMS-powered Triple X. Tenth starting David Hoiness of Billings took advantage a great restart and moved from seventh to eventually take third in the Hoiness Racing No. 27DD Wesmar-powered J&J. Hoiness is trying to hold off Gee to keep second place in the ASCS Frontier Region points standings in the final weekend of action in 2015. Hoiness unofficially sits 44 points ahead of Gee.
Laurel, Mont.'s Phil Dietz, who has already locked up the 2015 series championship, finished fourth in the Dietz Prevost Racing No. 72 Kistler-powered Maxim. Alberta visitor Casey Adams finished fifth in the Adams Racing Inc. No. 12a BeL-powered Maxim.
Perry, Trever Kirkland, Bill Boyce, Josh Ostermiller and David Miller rounded out the Top 10.