SOD At Butler Motor Speedway Presents Hog Creek Showdown Winner

Chase Ridenour. All photos by Jim DenHamer.

Chase “Kid Rocket” Ridenour, from Perry, Michigan, used a lot of speed and a little luck to win the much-anticipated Hog Creek Showdown at Butler Motor Speedway Saturday night.  The first appearance of the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP at Butler saw a huge crowd enjoy great racing while many other speedways suffered rain outs.

#77 Zane DeVault and #5 Quentin Blonde.

The youth movement led qualifying with Ridenour fastest overall, Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) was fastest in his heat group and Onsted, Michigan’s Boston Mead was fastest in his heat group.

Quentin Blonde backed up his heat group quick time by charging to the Engler Machine & Tool heat win over early leader Dan McCarron.  Andy Teunessen, in the Home Pro Roofing Maxim, held off Ridenour to win the COMP Cams heat race.  Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took the RockAuto.com heat over Mead.

With twenty-seven cars, competition was stout in the B-main to make the feature.  Brad Lamberson, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schinderle, Ricky Ferkel, and Justin Ward transferred to the feature.

#49 Gregg Dalman and #41 Thomas Schinderle.

Ridenour, in the seat of his father’s Maxim, worked his way from his fifth starting spot to second, and on lap six after a brief caution, charged around early leader Boston Mead.  Mead did his best to retake the lead, but Ridenour eventually drove off, leaving Mead to finish second.  Ridenour sliced through traffic and opened up his lead until lap 23 when disaster nearly struck.  Ridenour had to take evasive action to avoid a lapped car in turn four that got out of shape and, in spite of contact, kept his cool and his lead over Mead.  Ridenour then charged to the win followed by Mead, Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti, and Dan McCarron.

#7 Shawn Valenti and the other #7 Nic Rogers.

Brad Lamberson, in the Kirkendall GFI, charged from the sixteenth starting spot to finish seventh, earning the KSE Hard Charger Award.  Joe Swanson had a frustrating night, dropping out of the feature early, earning the Allstar Performance Better Luck next Time Award.  Josh Turner and Ryan Ruhl saw decent runs evaporate when they had to go to the work area for tire changes.

Qualifying – Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Engler Machine & Tool Group 1: Quentin Blonde

COMP Cams Group 2: Chase Ridenour

RockAuto.com Group 3: Boston Mead

#7 Shawn Valenti and #5 Chad Blonde.

Heat Races:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1 

  1. #5QB Quentin Blonde
  2. #22M Dan McCarron
  3. #7J Joe Swanson
  4. #10s Jay Steinebach
  5. #11 Trey Smith
  6. #1a Mark Aldrich
  7. #41 Thomas Schinderle
  8. #24 Eric Smith
  9. #8W Josh Ward

#71 Ryan Ruhl and #10 Jay Steinebach.

COMP Cams Heat #2

  1. #5 Andy Teunessen
  2. #11R Chase Ridenour
  3. #5b Chad Blonde
  4. #4T Josh Turner
  5. #71H Ryan Ruhl
  6. #0 Ricky Ferkel
  7. #21T Troy Chehowski
  8. #24+ Mike Schumaker
  9. #52 Zac Broughman

#5 Chad Blonde and #5 Andy Teunessen.

RockAuto.com Heat #3

  1. #7 Shawn Valenti
  2. #27B Boston Mead
  3. #77z Zane DeVault
  4. #7X Nic Rogers
  5. #49T Gregg Dalman
  6. #27k Brad Lamberson
  7. #8 Justin Ward
  8. #27W Ty Williams
  9. #39 Tylar Rankin

#11 Trey Smith and #0 Ricky Ferkel.

B Main:

  1. #27k Brad Lamberson
  2. #1a Mark Aldrich
  3. #41 Thomas Schinderle
  4. #0 Ricky Ferkel
  5. #8 Justin Ward
  6. #24+ Mike Schumaker
  7. #8W Josh Ward
  8. #21T Troy Chehowski
  9. #27W Ty Williams
  10. #24 Eric Smith

For the lead: #11 Chase Ridenour and #27 Boston Mead.

Feature:

  1. #11R Chase Ridenour
  2. #27B Boston Mead
  3. #5b Chad Blonde
  4. #7 Shawn Valenti
  5. #22M # Dan McCarron
  6. #5 Andy Teunessen
  7. #27k Brad Lamberson
  8. #77z Zane DeVault
  9. #5QB Quentin Blonde
  10. #41 Thomas Schinderle
  11. #49T Gregg Dalman
  12. #4T Josh Turner
  13. #0 Ricky Ferkel
  14. #7X Nic Rogers
  15. #71H Ryan Ruhl
  16. #10s Jay Steinebach
  17. #8 Justin Ward
  18. 1#1 Trey Smith
  19. #1a Mark Aldrich
  20. #7J Joe Swanson

  •  KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Brad Lamberson
  • BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Zane DeVault
  • DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Josh Turner
  • Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Joe Swanson
  • Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Joe Swanson

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Reprinted with permission by John Naida

Chase Ridenour.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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