Zeb Wise Makes It Two In A Row With Score At Tri-City

AUBURN, MI – For the second time in as many tries, and for the sixth time this season, Angola, Indiana’s Zeb Wise is a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, this time conquering action in a first-ever appearance at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Michigan. Wise, ace of the Rudeen Racing/Rayce Rudeen Foundation No. 26 sprint car, led all 30 circuits of the 30-lap contest, scoring a $7,000 top prize in the process to add to his recent $10,000 payday in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Wise’s career win total now stands at ten with the All Star Circuit of Champions, continuing his quest toward a first-ever Series championship.

“I owe it all to the four guys standing behind me. They do such an incredible job on this race car. They make my job really easy, that’s for sure,” Wise said. “Honestly, I don’t think I ran that well of a race, but it was enough to get it done. A pretty big win for me and my family, as we are not that far from home, especially tomorrow at Butler. We had the Chevy in tonight, which also says a lot about this team…we’ve been good no matter what we have under the hood.”

Although leading every lap, Wise’s campaign at the front of the field did not come without challenges, forced to withstand two momentum shifts in the form of cautions, mixed with periods of heavy lapped traffic. Vermeer Motorsports’ Kerry Madsen, and Premier Motorsports’ Kraig Kinser, each did everything they could to reel in the Rudeen Racing entry, but all attempts failed.

Kinser started 11th on the A-Main grid, powering his way to fourth by lap 12, then to third by lap 14. The former Knoxville Nationals champion went on to get by Madsen for second on lap 19, holding that position for a brief stint until the “Madman” was able to get back by in traffic on lap 24.

“Traffic was kinda difficult there at the end,” Wise continued. “I knew I probably needed to be on the bottom, but a lot of the slower guys were down there so it was hard for me to find the chance to move down. I just stayed true to what I was doing the whole race.”

With action in Auburn complete, Series competitors will venture due south to Quincy and invade Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 26. The $8,500-to-win Mace Thomas Classic will be the main attraction, welcoming the All Stars back to Butler for the first time since 2016. National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Dale Blaney, was the last to conquer the Butler oval with 25 total entries making the call.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Tri-City Motor Speedway | August 25, 2023:
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 30
Macri Concrete/Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Tyler Courtney | 10.487
Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Zeb Wise | 10.332
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Danny Sams III
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Tyler Courtney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Conner Morrell
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Dustin Daggett
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Adam Kekich
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Zeb Wise
Tezos A-Main Winner: Zeb Wise
Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Kraig Kinser (+8)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Corbin Gurley

Tezos A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 26-Zeb Wise[1]; 2. 55-Kerry Madsen[6]; 3. 70-Kraig Kinser[11]; 4. 4-Chris Windom[7]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog[13]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell[4]; 8. 32-Bryce Lucius[12]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch[8]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[2]; 11. 7N-Darin Naida[10]; 12. 73-Scotty Thiel[20]; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[18]; 14. 23-Cale Thomas[3]; 15. 97-Zeth Sabo[23]; 16. 50YR-JJ Hickle[15]; 17. 45-Kyle Reinhardt[9]; 18. 24D-Danny Sams III[5]; 19. 85-Dustin Daggett[19]; 20. 16C-Tylar Rankin[14]; 21. 5-Byron Reed[21]; 22. 12-Corbin Gurley[24]; 23. 29-Adam Kekich[25]; 24. (DNF) 71H-Max Stambaugh[22]; 25. (DNF) 77-Geoff Dodge[16] LAP LEADERS: Zeb Wise

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 85-Dustin Daggett[1]; 2. 73-Scotty Thiel[3]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 4. 71H-Max Stambaugh[2]; 5. 97-Zeth Sabo[8]; 6. 12-Corbin Gurley[5]; 7. 29-Adam Kekich[11]; 8. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7]; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6]; 10. 4T-Josh Turner[12]; 11. 3V-Chris Verda[9]; 12. (DNS) 5E-Bobby Elliott

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 26-Zeb Wise[1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[2]; 3. 23-Cale Thomas[3]; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell[5]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III[4]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 24D-Danny Sams III[2]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[4]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch[1]; 4. 70-Kraig Kinser[3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog[5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh[6]; 8. 5-Byron Reed[9]; 9. 97-Zeth Sabo[8]; 10. 29-Adam Kekich[10]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 2. 55-Kerry Madsen[2]; 3. 45-Kyle Reinhardt[1]; 4. 32-Bryce Lucius[5]; 5. 50YR-JJ Hickle[7]; 6. 77-Geoff Dodge[6]; 7. 85-Dustin Daggett[3]; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[10]; 9. 3V-Chris Verda[9]; 10. (DNF) 5E-Bobby Elliott[8]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28M-Conner Morrell[1]; 2. 4-Chris Windom[3]; 3. 7N-Darin Naida[2]; 4. 23-Cale Thomas[4]; 5. 16C-Tylar Rankin[5]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[8]; 7. 73-Scotty Thiel[7]; 8. 12-Corbin Gurley[9]; 9. 15K-Creed Kemenah[6]; 10. 4T-Josh Turner[10]

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:10.332[8]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:10.410[12]; 3. 23-Cale Thomas, 00:10.477[17]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch, 00:10.479[23]; 5. 45-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:10.523[24]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:10.526[6]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:10.592[7]; 8. 55-Kerry Madsen, 00:10.603[15]; 9. 7N-Darin Naida, 00:10.624[26]; 10. 70-Kraig Kinser, 00:10.639[2]; 11. 85-Dustin Daggett, 00:10.641[1]; 12. 4-Chris Windom, 00:10.659[11]; 13. 32-Bryce Lucius, 00:10.659[13]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:10.659[19]; 15. 16C-Tylar Rankin, 00:10.665[21]; 16. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 00:10.666[14]; 17. 77-Geoff Dodge, 00:10.680[4]; 18. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:10.720[30]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:10.730[25]; 20. 50YR-JJ Hickle, 00:10.743[18]; 21. 97-Zeth Sabo, 00:10.770[5]; 22. 73-Scotty Thiel, 00:10.770[9]; 23. 5E-Bobby Elliott, 00:10.785[28]; 24. 22M-Dan McCarron, 00:10.789[16]; 25. 5-Byron Reed, 00:10.818[29]; 26. 3V-Chris Verda, 00:10.850[20]; 27. 12-Corbin Gurley, 00:10.887[3]; 28. 29-Adam Kekich, 00:10.915[27]; 29. 41-Thomas Schinderle, 00:11.044[10]; 30. 4T-Josh Turner, 00:11.264[22]