January 31, 2005...Dave Darland toke the Usac/Cra opener leading the last eight
laps to score the Win. Darland driving for former sprint car
driver Dwight Chaney was excited after winning the Manzy opener
for the second year in a row. Young Darren Hagen driving for
Keith Kunz looked to be the in compete control of the 30
lapper till he got together with a lap car Rick Zeihl and
flipped landing on second place Rickie Gaunt taking them both
out of the main event. That gave the lead and the win to Dave
Darland. Second Place went to Charlie Davis Jr and third went to
The night was filled with crashes as only 13 of the
original 22 finished the main event. First flip of the night was
Damion Gardner who biked in turn 3 and pounded the wall flipped
wildly. Then in the B main Peter Murphy slide out of the groove
in turn 1 and hit the wall and flipped also involving Damion
Gardner. On the second start of the B main Rip Williams and
Jeremy Sherman got together and collected Tony Jones and Troy
Rutherford after Dan Hillburg got into the back of Rutherford
and pushed them right into the crash.
In the main event Jesse Hocket flipped in turn two on the
second lap of the feature along with Cary Faas in his new ride
aboard the Volcano Joe’s coffee car after biking it and
hitting the turn one wall.
After qualifying was scraped due to time that forced them
to use pill draw and passing points to set the field of the
Manzy opener Heat winner’s were Mike Spencer, Cary Faas, Dave
Darland and Jesse Hocket. B Main Winner was Tracy Hines.
1st Heat: 1. Mike Spencer 2. Rickie Gaunt 3. Seth Wilson 4.
Rick Williams 5. R.J. Johnson 6. Dan Hillberg 7. Danny Sheridan
8. Matt Rossi 9. Cory Kruseman 10. Levi Jones
2nd Heat: 1. Cary Faas 2. Mike Leslie 3. Rick Ziehl 4. Justin
Marvel 5. Mike Kirby 6. Rip Williams 7. Peter Murphy 8. Bobby
Boone 9. Ronnie Case 10. Buddy Earle
3rd Heat: 1. Dave Darland 2. Jimmy Crawford 3. Bill Rose 4.
Tracy Hines 5. Jeremy Sherman 6. Troy Rutherford 7. Chuck
Buckman, Jr. 8. Damion Gardner 9. Shon Deskins
4th Heat: 1. Jesse Hockett 2. Josh Ford 3. Darren Hagen 4.
Charles Davis, Jr. 5. Tony Jones 6. Nathan High 7. Nadine Keller
8. David Cardey (DNS-Jerry Coons, Jr.)
Semi Main (12 laps) 1. Tracy Hines 2. R.J. Johnson 3. Chuck
Buckman, Jr. 4. Cory Kruseman 5. Nathan High 6. Rip Williams 7.
Bobby Boone 8. Jeremy Sherman 9. David Cardey 10. Nadine Keller
11. Matt Rossi 12. Troy Rutherford 13. Tony Jones 14. Dan
Hillberg 15. Peter Murphy 16. Damion Gardner 17. Ronnie Case 18.
Shon Deskins 19. Buddy Earle (DNS-Danny Sheridan, Jerry Coons,
Jr., Levi Jones)
Main Event (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 3.
Mike Spencer 4. Rick Williams 5. Tracy Hines 6. Mike Kirby 7.
Bill Rose 8. Cory Kruseman 9. R.J. Johnson 10. Chuck Buckman,
Jr. 11. Rip Williams 12. Jimmy Crawford 13. Rick Ziehl 14.
Darren Hagen 15. Rickie Gaunt 16. Seth Wilson 17. Josh Ford 18.
Mike Leslie 19. Cary Faas 20. Jesse Hockett 21. Justin Marvel
Lap leaders: laps 1-21 Hagen, laps 22-30 Darland