Tyler Courtney Opens All Star Finale Weekend With Prelim Win At Fremont

Keith Kauffman Classic presented by Valley Supply - Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 - Port Royal Speedway - 7BC Tyler Courtney

FREMONT, OH – All but guaranteeing a second consecutive Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 title, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney and Clauson Marshall Racing opened Fremont Speedway’s annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic doubleheader with a Friday night triumph, leading all 35 laps in the Classic Ink USA All Star Season Finale lidlifter to secure a $6,000 payday, as well as their eighth Series victory of the year. Courtney’s win also boosted the team’s Series championship lead to 124 markers, which means that just firing off for hot laps on Saturday evening will wrap up the 2022 title.

Despite leading all 35 circuits around Fremont Speedway, Courtney’s campaign did not go unchallenged. The Indianapolis, Indiana, native and ace of the NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC was forced to weave through waves of heavy traffic, as well as fend off a mid-race attack from Cap Henry, and a late race surge from championship rival, Justin Peck. The main event’s only caution on lap 21 helped halt Henry’s pursuit of the front. Peck, who started fifth, powered into second on lap 25 before attempting to chase down Courtney.

Justin Peck held on to finish second, followed by Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, and Zeth Sabo.

“Man, this feels awesome…it will definitely help us sleep a little better tonight,” Courntey said of his win. “Heading into this last month or so, and racing a lot in Pennsylvania, I knew we were heading into an area that Justin [Peck] was good in, and we needed to just stay consistent and battle through it like everyone else. I’m proud of this team and what we’ve been able to accomplish. I feel like Justin and I have been 1-2 a lot this season, and usually with him on the other side of it. We’ll celebrate this one tonight and head back here tomorrow and wrap up a championship.”

The 2022 Classic Ink USA All Star Season Finale featuring the Jim & Joanne Ford Classic will continue Saturday, October 8, with another complete round of Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition. The season’s final program will award a $10,000 payday. In addition, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney and Clauson Marshall Racing will officially earn their title as back-to-back All Star champions.




Saturday, October 8
Gate Times: 2:00 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 4:15 p.m.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway | October 7, 2022:
Classic Ink USA All Star Season Finale
Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Prelim | $6,000-to-win
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 38
Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Cole Macedo | 12.777
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck | 12.666
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Cap Henry
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Cale Thomas
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Zeth Sabo
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: DJ Foos
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Cap Henry
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Tim Shaffer
Tezos A-Main Winner: Tyler Courtney (8)
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Hunter Schuerenberg (+13)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Dan McCarron

Qualifying

Group (A)
11-Cole Duncan, 12.826; 2. 29X-Cap Henry, 12.891; 3. 20B-Cody Bova, 12.909; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.148; 5. 86-Mike Lutz Jr., 13.226; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.293; 7. 4-Chris Andrews, 13.370; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.642; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr., 13.907; 10. 6J-Jonah Aumend, 14.023

Group (B)
13-Justin Peck, 12.666; 2. 49X-Cale Thomas, 12.763; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.866; 4. 19-Chris Windom, 12.922; 5. 26-Zeb Wise, 12.922; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.182; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 13.262; 8. 11N-Ayrton Olsen, 13.641; 9. 88N-Frank Neill, 13.731; 10. 4T-Josh Turner, 14.015

Group (C)
7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.935; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.965; 3. 29-Zeth Sabo, 13.054; 4. 5-Byron Reed, 13.073; 5. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.141; 6. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.151; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.157; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.221; 9. 9-Ricky Peterson, 13.394

Group (D)
18-Cole Macedo, 13.022; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 13.100; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.212; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell, 13.225; 5. 14H-Zane DeVault, 13.238; 6. 47BC-Emerson Axsom, 13.248; 7. 12-Shawn Valenti, 13.523; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms, 14.192; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, NT

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
29X-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 20B-Cody Bova [2]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 11-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 7. 4-Chris Andrews [7]; 8. 86-Mike Lutz Jr. [5]; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr. [9]; 10. 6J-Jonah Aumend [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
49X-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 4. 26-Zeb Wise [5]; 5. 19-Chris Windom [3]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [9]; 9. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 4T-Josh Turner [10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
29-Zeth Sabo [2]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 4. 5-Byron Reed [3]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 8. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 9. 9-Ricky Peterson [9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
16-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 3. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 4. 47BC-Emerson Axsom [6]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell [3]; 6. 14H-Zane DeVault [5]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. 12-Shawn Valenti [7]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms [8]

Dash (6 Laps)
29X-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 49X-Cale Thomas [3]; 4. 18-Cole Macedo [5]; 5. 13-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 11-Cole Duncan [8]; 7. 29-Zeth Sabo [7]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [4]

B-main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
97-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [1]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 6. 71H-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 9-Ricky Peterson [13]; 8. 14H-Zane DeVault [4]; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr. [15]; 10. O9-Craig Mintz [5]; 11. 12-Shawn Valenti [11]; 12. 4-Chris Andrews [8]; 13. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [14]; 14. 88N-Frank Neill [12]; 15. 4T-Josh Turner [17]; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms [16]; 17. 86-Mike Lutz Jr. [10]; 18. 6J-Jonah Aumend [18]

A-main (35 Laps)
7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 2. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 3. 29X-Cap Henry [1]; 4. 11-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 29-Zeth Sabo [7]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [8]; 7. 49X-Cale Thomas [3]; 8. 19-Chris Windom [17]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [22]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [13]; 11. 97-Greg Wilson [21]; 12. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [18]; 13. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [23]; 15. 1-Nate Dussel [24]; 16. 20B-Cody Bova [10]; 17. 3J-Trey Jacobs [12]; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 19. 5-Byron Reed [15]; 20. 4-Chris Andrews [25]; 21. 47BC-Emerson Axsom [16]; 22. 22M-Dan McCarron [20]; 23. 28M-Conner Morrell [19]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 25. 26-Zeb Wise [14] Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney (1-35)