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Danta’s debut a hit at Grundy County Speedway

MORRIS – Anthony Danta won the Late-Model feature in his season debut to highlight the stock car racing program Friday night at Grundy County Speedway.

Also the fast qualifier, Danta passed leader Brandon Clubb late in the 30-lap race. Larry Schuler wound up second, with Clubb settling for third. Ricky Baker was fourth and Mark Sontag Jr. fifth.

Eddie Hoffman, Scott Koerner, James Gregait, David Einhaus and Tony Scapelli Jr. rounded out the top 10.

Billy Knippenberg won the first heat ahead of Baker. Koerner claimed the second heat with Jim Weber second.

Tom Knippenberg was in control in the Mid-American division as he set the fast time, won the first heat and then tacked on the feature win. John Ventrello was second, followed by Matt Clemens, Joe Vinachi and Luke Baldwin. Kevin Murphy, Chuck Yuris, Kenny Benson, Jeremy Clubb and Jim Kachel filled the sixth through 10th spots.

Clemens finished second to Tom Knippenberg in the first heat and Vince Cooper won the second heat, with Clubb finishing second.

Eddie Lique was the winner in the street stock feature. Fast qualifier Bob Davis finished second. Craig Matteson, John Senerchia, Rob Scamen, Jake Bradley, Christy Penrod, Randy Weese, Peter Morris and Matt Sisson rounded out the top 10.

Senerchia and Scamen were 1-2 in the first heat. Renee Farren and Penrod were 1-2 in the second heat.

In pure stocks, Cirk Lindemuth won, with Danielle Dobczyk second, Zach Sontag third, Spencer Leake fourth and Dan Schmeissing fifth. Ricky Wilson, Will Shepard, Chris Mihalski, Justin Mikel and Mikey Slabenak completed the top 10.

Bryce Leake and Jim Gross won heat races ahead of Shepard and Lindemuth, respectively.

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