*2017 DW-12 Series Season #2* - Race #13 @ Daytona Road Course (Night Race)
At 11-29-2017 10:00:00 PM
"Behind The Wall", Sponsored by Discount Nutrition
"Beast Mode Michael Kisses The Bricks"
Every driver wants to win @ the Brickyard, but only 1 Drinks the Milk when the checkered flag is waved. That driver this time around was the #08 Michael Jeanes of Black Adder Motorsports. After being the Pole Sitter in the $$$ Race in May, Michael started 6th on the grid this time around and ultimately led (29) laps on his way to his 5th career Top Fuel Racing victory. However, the journey to victory lane was no easy one as Jeanes was involved in a single car spin in the 2nd half of the race and also had another scary moment battling for the lead with #14 Scott Brinson late in the event. Jeanes was able to avoid disaster in those moments and recovered nicely to go on to Win the $70 for capturing the checkered flag 1st. It's the 4th win of Season #5 for Michael and he now holds a 58pt lead in the World Championship going into the 2nd half of the Season.
Standing at the Indy alter as the Bride's Maid again was #14 Scott Brinson. This was by far Brinson's best drive of Season #5 after starting 3rd on the grid and leading the most laps of the Race with (33). However, it just wasn't meant to be on this night as Jeanes was able to get underneath Scott coming out of turn #2 after the last restart and made what turned out to be the winning pass with about 20 to go. Brinson did claim $55 for finishing 2nd, which now brings his career TFR $$$ earnings to $587. Ironically, Brinson finds himself in the same position as he was last season at this point of the season and he knows it will take a Jeanes like performance in the 2nd Half to get back into this World Championship.
That just leaves the bottom step of the Podium and that space was occupied by the "Biggest Mover of the race" #2 Nate Siefker. Siefker made his 1st TFR start @ Indy from the 17th spot and ultimately picked up (14) positions by the end of the event for a 3rd Place finish. Nate picked up $45 for the Podium finish and a Bonus $5 for being the "Rookie of the race", moving him into 10th All-Time on the TFR $$$ List with $70 career earnings. Siefker currently sits 3rd in the World Championship at the half way point, 28pts back of 2nd and 86pts back of the Points Leader. However, the #2 has shown some promise in the 1st Half and looks to be a Contender in the the final 10 races.
The 2nd Half begins in the Windy City with the Krums Kustoms Windy City Showdown...
"5th Annual Top Fuel Racing INDY 300" - Official Results
1. Michael Jeanes ($70)
2. Scott Brinson ($55)
3. Nate Siefker(R) ($50)
4. Ronnie Osmer(R) ($40)
5. Matt Hummel ($35)
6. Paul Krumrei ($31)
7. Jerrad Daniels(R) ($28)
8. Mark McFadden ($25)
9. Jake Fox(R) ($24) (Pole)
10. Kerry Cleaver ($22)
11. Matt Burkhart
12. Lee Bedsaul
13. "Stone Cold" Austin Hawkins
15. Michael "The King" Lawler
16. Dustin Ping(R)
17. "Captain" Will Kirk
18. Johnny Smith
19. Kevin O'Brien
20. Bobby Oneal
21. Justin Michael
22. Wes Fry
23. Kris Walker
24. Richie Brose
Fastest Lap - T-Bro (40.453, Lap #61)
Most Laps Led - Scott Brinson (33)
Most Positions Gained - Nate Siefker (14)
Zero Incidents - Brinson, Osmer, Hummel, Daniels
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