Duncan Wins Jim & Joanne Ford Classic for $10,000; Courtney Wraps up Second Consecutive All Star Championship

FREMONT, Ohio (October 8, 2022) – Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan was certainly the driver to beat Saturday night in Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Finale featuring the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, not only activating the Classic Ink USA All Star Season Finale with the fastest qualifying lap, but driving on to earn the evening’s pole position via dash win, then ultimately conquering all 30 circuits of the $10,000-to-win main event. For Duncan, ace of the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11 sprint car, the All Star victory bumped his season count to two, also earning high honors in Atomic Speedway’s Freedom 40 in early June.

Although able to pressure Duncan on a few occasions, Travis Philo would race on to finish second, followed by Kyle Reinhardt, Cole Macedo, and Zeb Wise.

“When the track gets like that, we were lucky enough to draw the outside of the front row for the dash and it was my job to get a good start there and I didn’t want to let these guys down,” said Cole Duncan. “Sammy and Kevin and Jim Bob worked really hard this weekend and gave me two really, really good race cars. Just so thankful for the opportunity. We had a rough patch through the middle of the year and you almost feel like you are washed up…you can’t do anything right. It was a breath of fresh air to come and just be a driver tonight. I love driving my family car and putting in the work on it but it was really nice and relaxing to just come and drive and we were good from the time we unloaded.”

For the second time in as many tries, Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney and Clauson Marshall Racing are Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champions, capping their 2022 title run with a ninth-place score in Fremont Speedway’s Jim & Joanne Ford Classic finale. Known as “Sunshine,” Courtney highlighted his title chase with eight All Star victories, seven of which accumulated during points action, with his most recent achievement in the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic preliminary on Friday, October 7.

“I certainly wouldn’t be here without these guys standing behind me,” said Tyler Courtney. “Just an overall very consistent season for this NOS Energy Drink team. It’s hard to think about points racing early on in the season, but once you get into June and Ohio Sprint Speedweek, you have to start thinking long term and putting yourself in the right position. To sit back and realize where I’m out and what I’m a part of, it’s really special. It’s been a ride, for sure, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.”




Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck finished second in the All Star driver standings, followed by Hunter Scheuerenberg, Cap Henry, Zeb Wise, Bill Balog, Chris Windom, and Kyle Reinhardt.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway | October 8, 2022:
Classic Ink USA All Star Season Finale
Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Finale | $10,000-to-win
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries:
Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Cole Duncan | 14.176
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan | 14.413
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Greg Wilson
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Cole Macedo
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Zeb Wise
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Craig Mintz
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Cole Duncan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chris Windom
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Zane DeVault
Tezos A-Main Winner: Cole Duncan (2)
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Ricky Peterson, Jr. (+8)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Josh Turner

Qualifying

Group (A)
11-Cole Duncan, 14.413; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.501; 3. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.737; 4. 97-Greg Wilson, 14.902; 5. 5-Byron Reed, 14.996; 6. 19-Chris Windom, 15.008; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.396; 8. 11J-David Kalb Jr., 15.459; 9. 86-Mike Lutz Jr., 15.774; 10. 88N-Frank Neill, 16.363

Group (B)
91-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.104; 2. 18-Cole Macedo, 15.208; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.213; 4. 16-DJ Foos, 15.272; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.406; 6. 4-Chris Andrews, 15.478; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 15.582; 8. 9-Ricky Peterson, 15.612; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.802; 10. 12-Shawn Valenti, 16.015

Group (C)
13-Justin Peck, 15.060; 2. 26-Zeb Wise, 15.221; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.356; 4. 29X-Cap Henry, 15.452; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.505; 6. 49X-Cale Thomas, 15.591; 7. 47BC-Emerson Axsom, 15.682; 8. 20B-Cody Bova, 15.706; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 15.739; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.806

Group (D)
5T-Travis Philo, 15.473; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 15.818; 3. 29-Zeth Sabo, 15.836; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.014; 5. 11N-Ayrton Olsen, 16.062; 6. 14H-Zane DeVault, 16.105; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 16.306; 8. 4T-Josh Turner, 16.347; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, 16.471

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
97-Greg Wilson [3]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 4. 11-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 5-Byron Reed [5]; 6. 19-Chris Windom [6]; 7. 11J-David Kalb Jr. [8]; 8. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 9. 86-Mike Lutz Jr. [9]; 10. 88N-Frank Neill [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
18-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 4-Chris Andrews [6]; 6. 9-Ricky Peterson [8]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [9]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 9. 12-Shawn Valenti [10]; 10. 71H-Max Stambaugh [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
26-Zeb Wise [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 4. 29X-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 6. 47BC-Emerson Axsom [7]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 8. 49X-Cale Thomas [6]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 10. 20B-Cody Bova [8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 3. 29-Zeth Sabo [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 6. 14H-Zane DeVault [6]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell [9]; 8. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [5]; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith [7]

Dash (6 Laps)
11-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 5. 97-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 7. 13-Justin Peck [7]; 8. 26-Zeb Wise [8]

B-main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
19-Chris Windom [1]; 2. 47BC-Emerson Axsom [4]; 3. 9-Ricky Peterson [3]; 4. 46-Michael Bauer [2]; 5. 14H-Zane DeVault [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [10]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [13]; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr. [6]; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 11. 86-Mike Lutz Jr. [14]; 12. 71H-Max Stambaugh [17]; 13. 20B-Cody Bova [18]; 14. 11N-Ayrton Olsen [12]; 15. 28M-Conner Morrell [9]; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith [16]; 17. 88N-Frank Neill [19]; 18. 12-Shawn Valenti [15]

A-main (30 Laps)
11-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 4. 18-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 26-Zeb Wise [8]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel [9]; 8. 13-Justin Peck [7]; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [12]; 11. 4-Chris Andrews [18]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 13. 16-DJ Foos [14]; 14. 19-Chris Windom [21]; 15. 9-Ricky Peterson [23]; 16. 29X-Cap Henry [15]; 17. 5-Byron Reed [17]; 18. 47BC-Emerson Axsom [22]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [19]; 20. 46-Michael Bauer [24]; 21. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 22. 29-Zeth Sabo [13]; 23. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 24. 4T-Josh Turner [20] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-30)