Bublak, Krentz, Gill & Inman Take Sportsman Heat Wins At World Short Track Championship

Story By: DIRTCAR – CONCORD, NC – There were 29 DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds that traveled from the Northeast to the World Short Track Championship and packed Hot Laps, timed Hot Laps and Heat Races into Friday’s schedule.

In Heat Race 1, Robert Bublak left his competition in the dust to pick up the checkered flag. Bublak is aiming to improve on last year’s ninth-place finish in the finale. Notable speedster Nicole Hoag took second. Both drivers are in the redraw. Hoag and her husband Alex are competing in the division this weekend together.

Garrison Krentz, of Lockport, NY, mopped up Heat Race 2 for the victory. Young gun Tyler Corcoran finished second. Grentz and Corcoran join Bublak and Hoag in the Top 8 redraw.

Last year’s DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Champion Jackson Gil picked up where he left off with a Heat Race 3 win. Gil outdueled Jeff Taylor, who started on the pole. They move on to the Top 8 redraw as well.

DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Champion and multi-Track Champion Kevin Root seemed to struggle in the Heat Race and finished in sixth, well out of the redraw.

NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII Chevy Performance 75 Champion Kyle Inman launched to the front of Heat Race 4 and stayed there for the win. Corey Cormier crossed the line in second to jump into the Top 8 redraw. Jessica Power finished on the podium at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2018 but she was only able to muster a sixth in Heat Race action. She’ll have to come from the back of the pack to match or beat her 2018 effort.

Heat 1

Results are not official
1 #997 Robert Bublak NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:24.315 4 00:17
New York
2 #7H Nicole Hoag NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:27.495 3 00:18.318 3.180 3.180
New York
3 #42M Derrick McGrew NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:27.702 3 00:18.175 3.387 0.207
New York
4 #1 Robert Delormier NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:29.043 6 00:18.370 4.728 1.341
New York
5 #42 Daryl Nutting NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:29.716 4 00:18.269 5.401 0.673
New York
6 #410 Mike Fowler NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:30.387 8 00:18.439 6.072 0.671
New York
7 #631 Todd Buckwold NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:31.291 7 00:18.453 6.976 0.904
New Hampshire
8 #2 Sam Jinkin NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:31.609 5 00:18.537 7.294 0.318
New York

Heat 2

Results are not official
1 #56 Garrison Krentz NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:07.408 3 00:17.787
New York
2 #64 Tyler Corcoran NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:10.576 3 00:18.136 3.168 3.168
New York
3 #20X Kevin Ridley NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:11.079 1 00:18.824 3.671 0.503
New York
4 #92 Andrew Buff NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:12.566 5 00:17.961 5.158 1.487
New York
5 #17H Alex Hoag NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:13.822 7 00:18.354 6.414 1.256
New York
6 #60x Kinser Hill NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:14.921 7 00:18.426 7.513 1.099
New York
7 #33 Richard Murtaugh NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
7 03:52.205 5 00:18.109
New York

Heat 3

Results are not official
1 #60 Jackson Gill NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:22.916 7 00:17.810
New York
2 #11T Jeff Taylor NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:24.248 7 00:17.780 1.332 1.332
New York
3 #25 Matt Janczuk NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:25.234 6 00:17.887 2.318 0.986
New York
4 #48A Chris Corbett NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:27.431 7 00:18.117 4.515 2.197
Australia
5 #18 Ryan MaCartney NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:27.960 7 00:17.930 5.044 0.529
New York
6 #34 Kevin Root NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:29.478 8 00:18.269 6.562 1.518
New York
7 #8 Steve Lary NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:35.223 5 00:18.941 12.307 5.745
New Hampshire

Heat 4

Results are not official
1 #20K Kyle Inman NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:25.838 2 00:17.819
New York
2 #20 Corey Cormier NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:27.099 8 00:18.244 1.261 1.261
New York
3 #O8 Jack Speshock NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:28.143 3 00:18.439 2.305 1.044
New York
4 #12G Matthew Guererri NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:28.559 5 00:18.328 2.721 0.416
New York
5 #22 Roddy Watts NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:28.780 5 00:18.528 2.942 0.221
New York
6 #52 Jessica Power NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:29.437 4 00:18.620 3.599 0.657
Ontario Canada
7 #11B Don Blaney NE Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:30.709 5 00:18.960 4.871 1.272
Ohio

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