Bakker Ends Four-Year ASCS Drought

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Gregg Bakker won Saturday's ASCS Midwest Region feature at Nebraska's Junction Motor Speedway. (Joe Orth photo)
Gregg Bakker won Saturday's ASCS Midwest Region feature at Nebraska's Junction Motor Speedway. (Joe Orth photo)

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — Gregg Bakker picked off his first American Sprint Car Series feature win since August of 2007 by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest main event at Junction Motor Speedway.

Starting from the pole, Bakker gunned into the lead at the outset and fought off Danny Wood in the early going before fending off a charge from Jason Johnson in the closing laps to secure the $3,000 triumph.

Bakker beat Johnson to the stripe, with Trevor Grossenbacher, 12th-starter Brian Brown and Zach Chappell rounding out the top five. Lee Grosz was sixth, with Brady Bacon, Johnn Cressman, Jordan Boston and Tony Bruce, Jr., completing the top 10.

Bakker, Bryan Gossel, Boston and Chappell topped heat race action for the 32-car field, with Seth Bergman winning the B Main.

The finish:

Gregg Bakker, Jason Johnson, Trevor Grossenbacher, Brian Brown, Zach Chappell, Lee Grosz, Brady Bacon, Johnn Cressman, Jordan Boston, Tony Bruce, Jr., Billy Alley, Jack Dover, Bronson Maeschen, Bryan Gossel, Danny Wood, Don Droud, Jr., Seth Bergman, Miranda Arnold, Tyler Drueke, Jay Russell.