HARTFORD, Mich. — On a warm Friday night at Hartford Motor Speedway, Dustin Daggett took the checkered flag for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt feature at the big half-mile speedway.
An excellent field of 21 winged sprint cars made the first of two appearances at Hartford.
Daggett started in fourth position for the 25-lap event. There were only a handful of yellow flags including three early in the main event. An incredible battle developed mid-race when 2010 champion Ryan Grubaugh passed Daggett only to be quickly passed back by the eventual winner.
The feature winner in his Maxim chassis was able to capture the $1,200 first prize in exciting fashion after that challenge. Several battles developed throughout the field with Gregg Dalman, Aaron Shaffer, Jason Blonde and Trey Smith all swapping positions in the later stages of the feature.
“I just love running at these big go-fast tracks, I’m looking forward to coming back in September,” said Daggett.
Grubaugh finished second with Dalman, Shaffer and Blonde rounding out the top five.
Dustin Daggett, Ryan Grubaugh, Gregg Dalman, Aaron Shaffer, Jason Blonde, Trey Smith, Joe Bares, Robert Huisken, Davey Brown, Shawn Dancer, Ken Mackey, Dustin Shriver, Jim Lingar, Josh Turner, Mike Burns, Matt Lumbert, Jared Horstman, Mark Grabill, Ryan Kirkendall.