Meiferdt Wins as Nichols Spins

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(Peoria, IL) AJ Meiferdt  grabbed his third series victory of the season but Jeremy Nichols stole the show.

Twenty-seven MSSC Street Stocks were on hand for the inaugural Bartonville Express Lube 50 at Peoria Speedway. Jerrad Krick started off the night on a good note, capturing the [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Award and the Fast Time Points Lead in the process. Krick would also win Heat Race #1, his fifth heat race win in the series (out of five). AJ Meiferdt won Heat Race #2 and Michael Clark won Heat Race #3. Jeremy Nichols grabbed top honors in the [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash but Krick sealed the deal in Dash Point Standings with his fourth place finish. Wally Zander won the B-Main and Ken Gresham, JR. would transfer with him to the A-Main. Series provisional went to Dane Arvin and track provisional went to Al Gray.

Jeremy Nichols would lead the first eight laps of the fifty lap main event before disaster struck. Racing hard with AJ Meiferdt going in to turn three, Nichols found himself in an unfamiliar position, spinning. The caution would come out and be charged to Nichols, relegating him to the tail of the field. Nichols then proceeded to put on a driving clinic, meticulously tearing his way through the field making it back up to second place with under ten laps to go. Meiferdt would prove to be too strong though as he would hold on and capture his third series win of the year. Nichols would finish a strong second with Dave Crawley, JR., Jerrad Krick, and Robert Cottom rounding out the top five.

At the end of the night, Jerrad Krick and Dave Crawley, JR. would find themselves in a TIE for the Series Championship. Krick also leads the [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Point Standings and has captured the [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Point Standings. Nick Macklin leads the [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger standings and Dane Arvin remains in control of the [Side Bite Designs and Race Wraps](https://www.facebook.com/Sidebitedesignsandgraphics/) Rookie of the Year standings.
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[Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Qualifying  (1 Laps): 1. 99K-Jerrad Krick, 00:14.264[11]; 2. 14-AJ Meiferdt, 00:14.304[2]; 3. J24-Jeremy Nichols, 00:14.337[4]; 4. 1-Robert Cottom, 00:14.418[26]; 5. G1-Tyler Gilmour, 00:14.469[5]; 6. 91-Michael Clark, 00:14.515[13]; 7. 97-Josh Griffith, 00:14.596[25]; 8. 68-Wally Zander, 00:14.613[1]; 9. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, 00:14.634[16]; 10. 37-Peter Odell, 00:14.666[10]; 11. 75-MIke Behm, 00:14.707[19]; 12. F5-Michael Schomas, 00:14.753[18]; 13. 16-Nick Macklin, 00:14.812[23]; 14. 46M-Keith Miller, 00:14.824[3]; 15. B5-Tyler Benson, 00:14.852[27]; 16. 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, 00:14.871[12]; 17. 24-Justin Crowell, 00:14.916[24]; 18. 5-Seth Studnicka, 00:14.960[20]; 19. 83K-Nolan Kaufman, 00:14.980[14]; 20. 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, 00:14.997[15]; 21. B4-John Farris, 00:15.020[9]; 22. 83H-Justin Hamm, 00:15.069[21]; 23. 77-Al Gray, 00:15.119[22]; 24. A4-Michael Wells, 00:15.358[17]; 25. 97X-Paul Bivins, 00:15.795[7]; 26. 3W-Mark Williams Jr, 00:16.553[6]; 27. 09-Dane Arvin, 00:16.861[8]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [1]; 2. 1-Robert Cottom, [2]; 3. 97-Josh Griffith, [3]; 4. 83H-Justin Hamm, [8]; 5. 16-Nick Macklin, [5]; 6. 37-Peter Odell, [4]; 7. 83K-Nolan Kaufman, [7]; 8. 97X-Paul Bivins, [9]; 9. (DNF) 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, [6]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [1]; 2. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [2]; 3. 75-MIke Behm, [4]; 4. 46M-Keith Miller, [5]; 5. 3W-Mark Williams Jr, [9]; 6. (DNF) 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, [7]; 7. (DNF) 77-Al Gray, [8]; 8. (DNF) 68-Wally Zander, [3]; 9. (DNF) 24-Justin Crowell, [6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 91-Michael Clark, [2]; 2. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [1]; 3. F5-Michael Schomas, [4]; 4. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [3]; 5. B5-Tyler Benson, [5]; 6. B4-John Farris, [7]; 7. 5-Seth Studnicka, [6]; 8. A4-Michael Wells, [8]; 9. (DNF) 09-Dane Arvin, [9]

[JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash (5 Laps): 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [6]; 2. 91-Michael Clark, [3]; 3. 1-Robert Cottom, [4]; 4. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [1]; 5. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [2]; 6. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [5]

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 68-Wally Zander, [5]; 2. 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, [7]; 3. 24-Justin Crowell, [8]; 4. 5-Seth Studnicka, [3]; 5. (DNF) 83K-Nolan Kaufman, [1]; 6. (DNF) A4-Michael Wells, [6]; 7. (DNF) 77-Al Gray, [2]; 8. (DNF) 09-Dane Arvin, [9]; (DNS) 97X-Paul Bivins

A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [5]; 2. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [1]; 3. 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, [17]; 4. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [4]; 5. 1-Robert Cottom, [3]; 6. 97-Josh Griffith, [7]; 7. 91-Michael Clark, [2]; 8. 09-Dane Arvin, [21]; 9. 37-Peter Odell, [16]; 10. 16-Nick Macklin, [13]; 11. 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, [20]; 12. B4-John Farris, [18]; 13. B5-Tyler Benson, [15]; 14. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [6]; 15. F5-Michael Schomas, [9]; 16. 46M-Keith Miller, [11]; 17. 68-Wally Zander, [19]; 18. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [12]; 19. (DNF) 77-Al Gray, [22]; 20. (DNF) 3W-Mark Williams Jr, [14]; 21. (DNF) 75-MIke Behm, [8]; 22. (DNF) 83H-Justin Hamm, [10]
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Contingency Award Winners:
- [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Award: Jerrad Krick
- [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Winner: Jeremy Nichols
- [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Award: Dave Crawley, JR.
- [Saldana Racing Products](http://saldanaracingproducts.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Dave Crawley, JR.
- [BrakeOMeter®](http://brakeometer.com/) ($100 Gift Certificate): Josh Griffith
- [AutoMeter Competition Instruments](http://www.autometer.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Nick Macklin
- [XS Power Batteries](http://4xspower.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Ken Gresham, JR.
- [Radical Racegear](http://www.radicalracegear.com/) ($25 Gift Certificate): Tyler Gilmour
- [RockAuto.com](http://www.rockauto.com) ($25 Gift Certificate): Rudy Zaragoza
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MSSC Championship Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               576
 -. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.    -----
3. 16 Nick Macklin                -4
4. J24 Jeremy Nichols          -50
5. 09 Dane Arvin                   -64
6. 13 Luke Gash                   -114
7. 2 Chad Rockefeller           -120
8. 24 Justin Crowell              -128
9. 22 Darrell Dick                  -132
10. 67R Rudy Zaragoza        -230   
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MSSC [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               591
2. 16 Nick Macklin                 -12
3. J24 Jeremy Nichols           -18
4. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.     -27   
5. 09 Dane Arvin                    -44
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MSSC [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               596
2. 13 Luke Gash                   -394
3. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.    -298
4. J24 Jeremy Nichols          -399
5. 1 Robert Cottom               -497
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MSSC [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Point Standings
1. 16 Nick Macklin                41
2. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.   -16
3. 2 Chad Rockefeller          -27
4. 711W Walt Layne            -30
5. 31K Ken Gresham, JR.    -34
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MSSC [Side Bite Designs and Race Wraps](https://www.facebook.com/Sidebitedesignsandgraphics/) Rookie of the Year Point Standings
1. 09 Dane Arvin                584
2. 24 Justin Crowell            -94
3. 711W Walt Layne           -294
4. 31K Ken Gresham, JR.   -392
5. 14 Wes Biesenthal          -434
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- [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) (Official Sponsor of the 2017 Fast Time Award)
- [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) (Official Sponsor of the 2017 Dash Award)
- [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) (Official Sponsor of the 2017 Hard Charger Award)
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- [JT Plaques +](http://jtplaques.com/) (Official Trophy Provider)
- [BrakeOMeter®](http://brakeometer.com/)
- [XS Power Batteries](http://4xspower.com/)
- [AutoMeter Competition Instruments](http://www.autometer.com/)
- [Saldana Racing Products](http://saldanaracingproducts.com/)
- [Radical Racegear](http://www.radicalracegear.com/) (Official Safety Apparel Company)
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- [RockAuto.com](http://www.rockauto.com)
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