Tyler Courtney captures Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals title for $10,000 score, seventh Series win of season

ROSSBURG, OH – Snapping what was to become an unexpected winless spell with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney is back in victory lane, doing so in Eldora Speedway’s annual 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. The win, Sunshine’s seventh of the All Star season, was as rich as it was fashionable, securing the defending Series champion a $10,000 score – his first All Star triumph since Lake Ozark’s Beach Brawl sweep in late July. In addition, the victory added to Courtney’s All Star championship lead, all but securing a second consecutive title with only two events remaining on the 2022 calendar. Courtney’s sheer presence in Fremont Speedway’s season ending Jim & Joanne Ford Classic on October 7-8 will clinch his second title in as many tries.

Although Sunshine was in command for 29 of the 30 circuits, commencing his winning march from the front row, Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck, who started from the outside of row two, did not go down without a fight. In fact, the Monrovia, Indiana, native and All Star championship contender did all he could to outduel the ace of the Clauson Marshall Racing No. 7BC, actually sneaking by Courtney to lead at exactly halfway. Despite his attempts to maintain the top spot, Courtney quickly returned the favor, getting back by Peck at the exit of turn four on lap 16.

“Obviously, Justin and I had a run-in last weekend at Lincoln. I take full responsibility for that, and hats off to him for racing me tonight like I always intend to race him,” Tyler Courtney expressed. “He knows how to get around these places this year, and everytime we get back to places like Eldora, it always seems like it’s him and I battling up front. It’s been fun racing him and the Buch team all year. It was definitely hard-fought tonight…this is awesome.”

Peck would hold on to finish second, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Rico Abreu, Travis Philo, and Greg Wilson, who charged 17 positions to earn the evening’s Hercules Tires Hard Charger Award.

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2022 season with the annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. A $16,000 weekend, the All Stars and Ohio’s finest will battle in a $6,000-to-win preliminary on Friday, followed by a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday.




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Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway | September 24, 2022:
4-Crown Nationals | $10,000-to-win
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 34
Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Buddy Kofoid | 13.412
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck | 12.928
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Brady Bacon
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Logan Seavey
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Tyler Courtney
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Bill Balog
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Ryan Myers
Tezos A-Main Winner: Tyler Courtney (7)
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+17)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Bill Balog

Qualifying

Group (A)
4-Sye Lynch, 13.100; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.109; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.183; 4. 55T-McKenna Haase, 13.186; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.257; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.273; 7. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 13.583; 8. 2X-Stuart Brubaker, 13.618; 9. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.927

Group (B)
91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.166; 2. 21H-Brady Bacon, 13.275; 3. 55x-Cole Macedo, 13.312; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.331; 5. 19-Chris Windom, 13.420; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 13.461; 7. 101-JJ Hickle, 13.623; 8. 11N-Ayrton Olsen, 13.649; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.918

Group C
7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.056; 2. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 13.163; 3. 26-Zeb Wise, 13.236; 4. 5TX-Ryan Timms, 13.294; 5. 19P-Trey Jacobs, 13.532; 6. 16C-Tylar Rankin, 13.607; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III, 13.969; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, NT

Group (D)
13-Justin Peck, 12.928; 2. 11-Logan Seavey, 12.946; 3. 11K-Buddy Kofoid, 12.962; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.021; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.209; 6. 17-Tyler Reeser, 13.260; 7. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.617; 8. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.712

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 4-Sye Lynch [4]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 55T-McKenna Haase [3]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [6]; 7. 47-Eric Riggins Jr. [7]; 8. 2X-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 9. 1-Nate Dussel [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
21H-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 3. 55x-Cole Macedo [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [6]; 5. 19-Chris Windom [5]; 6. 101-JJ Hickle [7]; 7. 56R-Ryan Myers [3]; 8. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
8-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 3. 26-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 5TX-Ryan Timms [3]; 5. 19P-Trey Jacobs [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 7. 16C-Tylar Rankin [6]; 8. 24D-Danny Sams III [7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
11-Logan Seavey [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 11K-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 6. 17-Tyler Reeser [6]; 7. 97-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 85-Dustin Daggett [8]

Dash (6 Laps)
7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 21H-Brady Bacon [3]; 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 11-Logan Seavey [2]; 6. 4-Sye Lynch [7]; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [8]

B-main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
17B-Bill Balog [4]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [2]; 3. 17-Tyler Reeser [1]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson [8]; 5. 11K-Buddy Kofoid [-]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [14]; 7. 47-Eric Riggins Jr. [6]; 8. 2X-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [13]; 10. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [10]; 11. 16C-Tylar Rankin [7]; 12. 85-Dustin Daggett [11]; 13. 101-JJ Hickle [3]

A-main (30 Laps)
7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [9]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [23]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [8]; 8. 19-Chris Windom [18]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 10. 21H-Brady Bacon [2]; 11. 11-Logan Seavey [5]; 12. 26-Zeb Wise [11]; 13. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [21]; 14. 4-Sye Lynch [6]; 15. 5TX-Ryan Timms [14]; 16. 19P-Trey Jacobs [19]; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 18. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [15]; 19. 17-Tyler Reeser [22]; 20. 55T-McKenna Haase [16]; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne [17]; 22. 17B-Bill Balog [20]; 23. 55x-Cole Macedo [12]; 24. 56R-Ryan Myers [24] Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney (1-14), Justin Peck (15), Tyler Courtney (16-30)