Ritchey Brings Family Name Back To Port VLNewsPhoto


Polesitter Cale Reigle would lead the first seven laps of the 18-lap 305-sprint car main before Drew Ritchey would take over.

After starting eighth in the field, Ritchey was taking no prisoners in the non-stop affair, cruising as high around the speedway as he could possibly get while flirting with disaster aboard his No. 880.

On more than one occasion Ritchey slammed the outside walls and even rode the first turn rail at one point but kept going to get the win, sometimes passing two cars at a time to advance through the field.

Ritchey took the win in exciting style and was greeted by his veteran grandfather, Junior Ritchey in victory lane for a special family victory lane celebration.

Reigle ended up 1.861 seconds behind at the finish with Scott Ellerman in third followed by Tyler Reeser and Roger Irvine.

Sixth through 10th went to Ken Duke Jr., Dave Grube, Zach Newlin, Kyle Ganoe and Kassidy Kreitz.

Heats went to Jaremi Hanson, Ganoe and Reeser with Nate Gramley taking the consolation race.

305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Drew Ritchey, 2. Cale Reigle, 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Tyler Reeser, 5. Roger Irvine, 6. Ken Duke Jr., 7. Dave Grube, 8. Zach Newlin, 9. Kyle Ganoe, 10. Kassidy Kreitz, 11. Jeff Miller, 12. Nathan Gramley, 13. Austin Bishop, 14. Jaremi Hanson, 15. Reed Thompson, 16. Tom Worrick, 17. Stephanie Dodson, 18. Colt Lepley, 19. Fred Arnold, 20. Brian Sweitzer, 21. Tim Smolenyak, 22. Erin Statler, 23. John Walp, 24. Ron Aurand

DNQ: Mike Alleman, Jimmy White, Samantha Lieberman, Josh Dressler

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