Nichols Survives for Spoon Burger Triumph

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(Lewistown, IL) In a race riddled with cautions, Jeremy Nichols survived a late race charge from AJ Meiferdt to capture his second series victory.

Twenty-two MSSC Street Stocks were on hand for the inaugural Spoon Burger 40 at Spoon River Speedway. Jeremy Nichols started off the night on a good note, capturing the [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Award. Nichols would also win Heat Race #1. Tyler Gilmour won Heat Race #2 and Jerrad Krick won Heat Race #3. Jeremy Nichols also grabbed top honors in the [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash.

Jeremy Nichols would jump out to an early lead and maintain the point after challenges from several drivers. Nichols would hold on as the left front of his car would start to lean inward and also through caution flag after caution flag. AJ Meiferdt would finish a strong second with Jerrad Krick, Dave Crawley, JR., and Michael Clark rounding out the top five.

At the end of the night, Jerrad Krick leads Dave Crawley, JR. by four points 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. Dave Crawley, JR. 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 (2 Laps): 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, 00:17.850[19]; 2. 44-Brian Gaines, 00:18.041[22]; 3. 21-Matt Maier, 00:18.042[14]; 4. 14-AJ Meiferdt, 00:18.126[6]; 5. 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, 00:18.140[11]; 6. 99K-Jerrad Krick, 00:18.160[10]; 7. B4-John Farris, 00:18.172[1]; 8. 15J-Jason Maier, 00:18.253[9]; 9. 49-Steve Brant Jr, 00:18.332[15]; 10. 16-Nick Macklin, 00:18.356[12]; 11. 97-Josh Griffith, 00:18.493[16]; 12. 15-Greg Roberts, 00:18.508[5]; 13. 22-Darrell Dick, 00:18.543[2]; 14. 17B-Braden Bilger, 00:18.555[21]; 15. 09-Dane Arvin, 00:18.625[7]; 16. 91-Michael Clark, 00:18.656[18]; 17. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, 00:18.667[20]; 18. 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, 00:18.717[17]; 19. 24-Justin Crowell, 00:18.725[4]; 20. G1-Tyler Gilmour, 00:18.762[8]; 21. 1-Robert Cottom, 00:19.387[3]; 22. 75-MIke Behm, 00:33.680[13]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [1]; 2. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [2]; 3. 16-Nick Macklin, [4]; 4. B4-John Farris, [3]; 5. 91-Michael Clark, [6]; 6. 22-Darrell Dick, [5]; 7. 24-Justin Crowell, [7]; (DNS) 75-MIke Behm

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [7]; 2. 44-Brian Gaines, [1]; 3. 15J-Jason Maier, [3]; 4. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [6]; 5. 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, [2]; 6. 17B-Braden Bilger, [5]; (DNS) 97-Josh Griffith

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [2]; 2. 21-Matt Maier, [1]; 3. 09-Dane Arvin, [5]; 4. 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, [6]; 5. 1-Robert Cottom, [7]; 6. 49-Steve Brant Jr, [3]; 7. 15-Greg Roberts, [4]

[JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash (5 Laps): 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [1]; 2. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [3]; 3. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [2]; 4. 21-Matt Maier, [6]; 5. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [4]; 6. 44-Brian Gaines, [5]

A Feature  (40 Laps): 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [1]; 2. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [5]; 3. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [2]; 4. 22C-Dave Crawley Jr, [12]; 5. 91-Michael Clark, [13]; 6. 09-Dane Arvin, [9]; 7. 1-Robert Cottom, [15]; 8. 49-Steve Brant Jr, [18]; 9. 22-Darrell Dick, [16]; 10. 24-Justin Crowell, [19]; 11. 75-MIke Behm, [22]; 12. 17B-Braden Bilger, [17]; 13. 44-Brian Gaines, [6]; 14. G1-Tyler Gilmour, [3]; 15. (DNF) 16-Nick Macklin, [7]; 16. (DNF) 15J-Jason Maier, [8]; 17. (DNF) 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [11]; 18. (DNF) 31K-Ken Gresham Jr, [14]; 19. (DNF) 21-Matt Maier, [4]; 20. (DNF) 15-Greg Roberts, [21]; 21. (DNF) 97-Josh Griffith, [20]; 22. (DNF) B4-John Farris, [10]
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Contingency Award Winners:
- [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Award: Jeremy Nichols
- [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Winner: Jeremy Nichols
- [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Award: Mike Behm
- [Saldana Racing Products](http://saldanaracingproducts.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Jerrad Krick
- [BrakeOMeter®](http://brakeometer.com/) ($100 Gift Certificate): Dane Arvin
- [AutoMeter Competition Instruments](http://www.autometer.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Justin Crowell
- [XS Power Batteries](http://4xspower.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Justin Crowell
- [Radical Racegear](http://www.radicalracegear.com/) ($25 Gift Certificate): Rudy Zaragoza
- [RockAuto.com](http://www.rockauto.com) ($25 Gift Certificate): Josh Griffith
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MSSC Championship Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               576
2. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.      -4
3. 16 Nick Macklin                -32
4. J24 Jeremy Nichols          -42
5. 09 Dane Arvin                   -72
6. 22 Darrell Dick                 -148
--. 24 Justin Crowell            -148
8. 67R Rudy Zaragoza        -262
9. 97 Josh Griffith                -280
10. G1 Tyler Gilmour            -292
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MSSC [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               591
2. J24 Jeremy Nichols          -12
3. 16 Nick Macklin                -14
4. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.     -39   
5. 09 Dane Arvin                   -52
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MSSC [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Point Standings
1. 99K Jerrad Krick               596
2. J24 Jeremy Nichols          -397
3. 13 Luke Gash                   -400
4. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.     -496
5. G1 Tyler Gilmour                -502
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MSSC [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Point Standings
1. 22C Dave Crawley, JR.     56
2. 16 Nick Macklin               -15
3. 24 Justin Crowell             -25
4. 2 Chad Rockefeller          -30
5. 22 Darrell Dick                 -32
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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                784
2. 24 Justin Crowell            -98
3. 31K Ken Gresham, JR.   -400
4. 711W Walt Layne            -494
5. 14 Wes Biesenthal          -634
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The Midwest Street Stock Championship is proud to partner with the following companies for the 2017 racing season:
- [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)
- [Side Bite Designs and Race Wraps](https://www.facebook.com/Sidebitedesignsandgraphics/) (Official Sponsor of the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award)
- [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)
- [Hoosier Racing Tire](http://www.hoosiertire.com/)
- [RockAuto.com](http://www.rockauto.com)
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