Rookie Fremont Shines in Sturgis
Riley Fremont, the teenage rookie from Spearfish, SD has been on a mission to learn as much as he can in his transition from drifter cars to the world of dirt racing in the Hoosier Tire's Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour, and his persistence paid off Saturday night at the Jackpine Gypsy track in Sturgis, SD. In only his 5th start, and from his 3rd place starting place, Riley caught and passed the pole sitter and early leader Jason Robbins (50) at about lap 8, and after multiple cautions and restarts, managed to keep his black #808 in the lead for the remainder of the 25 lap feature. 12th place starter and Speedmart's Hard Charger Award winner John Garrigan jr. (95j) finished second, but didn't seem to have anything for the leader, as the track started to lose more grip as the laps winded down. Alliance, NE. driver Jeff Wignall (19) finished 3rd in the feature event, followed closely by Larry Reub (59), who started towards the rear after transferring into the A-main by winning the B-main. Doug McIntosh (23) finished out the top 5.
The only major incident of the evening was when Logan Hershey (20), 2014's BHMST Point co-champion, while battling for the lead in the B-main, was collected up in spinning lapped car and ended up-side down. Hershey was uninjured, but his car was finished for the evening. The defending champ has had a series of bad luck nights with 3 broken motors, a crash, and as of yet has still been unable finish a main event.
The Hoosier Tire's Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour has the week off next week for the 4th of July, but will return to the Jackpine Gypsy track in Sturgis, SD on the 11th of July for the 6th race of the season.
Jason Robbins (50), Nate Hand (2), Jim Paisley (88), Robert Bandy (27), Ronald Sadness (36s), Rick Peterson (22)
Reggie Schrank (521), Don Taylor (31), Tom Peterson (307), Karon Deshaw (26), Samantha Swett (X's), Brad Olson (66)
Jeff Wignall (19), Ryan Fulk (9), Doug McIntosh (23), Martin Hansen (16), Colten Baumanm (24)
Blayne Brink (21), Riley Fremont (808), John Garrigan jr. (95j), Logan Hershey, Larry Reub (59)
Reub, Deshaw, Baumanm, Swett, Bandy, R. Peterson, DNF Hershey, Olson, Hansen, Sadness
Fremont, Garrigan, Wignall, Reub, McIntosh, Hand, Robbins, Schrank, Paisley, T. Peterson, Taylor, Deshaw, DNF Fulk, Baumanm, Swett, Brink
BHMST 2015 Schedule
May 9 - Newcastle, WY (snow)
May 16 - Sturgis, SD (rain)
May 22 - May 23 - Rapid City, Heartland Speedway (Canceled)
May 23 Newcastle, WY Blayne Brink
June 6 - Sturgis, SD Tom Peterson and Brandon Mills
June 13 - Newcastle, WY Brandon Mills
June 27 - Sturgis, SD Riley Fremont
July 11 - Sturgis, SD
July 18 - Newcastle, WY
July 25 - Sturgis, SD
Aug 7 - Aug 8 - Newcastle, WY
Aug 22 - Newcastle, WY
Sept 11 - Sept 12 -Rapid City, Heartland Speedway
See News Section for more results.