Macklin Storms Through the field to Take the Dean Garland Classic!

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(Macon, IL) In a race that seemed to be a marathon, Nick Macklin turned an earlier misfortune into a big payday, taking the checkered flag in the inaugural running of the Dean Garland Classic at Macon Speedway!

After finishing second in his respective heat race, Macklin neglected to navigate to the technical inspection area, thus giving up his second place finishing position for a sixth place finish instead. The seventeenth place starting position seemed to be no trouble at all as Macklin made his way into the top ten on lap nine and in the top five on lap 22, just after the halfway point of the forty lap race.

Biding his time, Macklin used the restarts to his advantage, gaining multiple positions with each one. With three laps remaining, AJ Meiferdt, winner of the MSSC FALS Flash 20 in June, was in control of the race. As the white flag flew, Macklin made a pass on the top and was able to make it stick, coming back around to the double checkered flags and a nice $1,000 payday.

Macklin was followed to the line by Meiferdt, Dave Crawley, JR., Bobby Beiler, and Jerrad Krick.

Dave Crawley, JR. was the [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Qualifier and the [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash winner.

Nick Macklin was the [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Award Winner, gaining sixteen positions on his way to victory.

Our next event is July 16 at Spoon River Speedway for the Spoon Burger 40.
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[Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Qualifying (1 Laps): 1. 22C-Dave Crawley, Jr, 00:13.026[4]; 2. 16-Nick Macklin, 00:13.063[14]; 3. 13-Luke Gash, 00:13.138[15]; 4. 14-AJ Meiferdt, 00:13.155[12]; 5. 99K-Jerrad Krick, 00:13.257[23]; 6. 12-Timmy Dick, 00:13.288[8]; 7. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, 00:13.301[10]; 8. 718-Steve Ewing, 00:13.309[13]; 9. B26-Bobby Beiler, 00:13.432[16]; 10. 24-Justin Crowell, 00:13.518[11]; 11. 711-Justin Layne, 00:13.520[3]; 12. J24-Jeremy Nichols, 00:13.520[5]; 13. 09-Dane Arvin, 00:13.523[1]; 14. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, 00:13.572[24]; 15. 2-Chad Rockefeller, 00:13.624[22]; 16. 711W-Walt Layne, 00:13.810[9]; 17. 22-Darrell Dick, 00:13.947[17]; 18. 23-Dennis Wernle, 00:14.017[18]; 19. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, 00:14.043[2]; 20. 31-Roy Beal, 00:14.095[7]; 21. 11-Todd Kirkland, 00:14.097[25]; 22. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, 00:14.286[21]; 23. 14T-Terry Reed, 00:14.321[6]; 24. 3T-Kevin Lewis, 00:14.323[19]; 25. 41-Fredie Thomas, 00:14.544[20]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 22C-Dave Crawley, Jr, [1]; 2. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [2]; 3. 09-Dane Arvin, [5]; 4. 24-Justin Crowell, [4]; 5. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [7]; 6. 41-Fredie Thomas, [9]; 7. (DNF) 711W-Walt Layne, [6]; (DQ) 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [8]; (DQ) 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [3]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [2]; 2. 718-Steve Ewing, [3]; 3. 14T-Terry Reed, [8]; 4. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [5]; 5. 31-Roy Beal, [7]; 6. 16-Nick Macklin, [1]; 7. (DNF) 711-Justin Layne, [4]; (DNS) 22-Darrell Dick,

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Timmy Dick, [2]; 2. 13-Luke Gash, [1]; 3. B26-Bobby Beiler, [3]; 4. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [4]; 5. 2-Chad Rockefeller, [5]; 6. 11-Todd Kirkland, [7]; 7. 3T-Kevin Lewis, [8]; (DNS) 23-Dennis Wernle,

[JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash (5 Laps): 1. 22C-Dave Crawley, Jr, [1]; 2. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [2]; 3. 718-Steve Ewing, [5]; 4. 12-Timmy Dick, [3]; 5. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [4]; 6. 13-Luke Gash, [6]

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 16-Nick Macklin, [17]; 2. 14-AJ Meiferdt, [5]; 3. 22C-Dave Crawley, Jr, [1]; 4. B26-Bobby Beiler, [9]; 5. 99K-Jerrad Krick, [2]; 6. 2-Chad Rockefeller, [15]; 7. 12-Timmy Dick, [4]; 8. 14T-Terry Reed, [8]; 9. 31-Roy Beal, [14]; 10. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [25]; 11. 711W-Walt Layne, [19]; 12. 41-Fredie Thomas, [16]; 13. (DNF) 718-Steve Ewing, [3]; 14. (DNF) 09-Dane Arvin, [7]; 15. (DNF) 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [13]; 16. (DNF) 24-Justin Crowell, [10]; 17. (DNF) 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [22]; 18. (DNF) 11-Todd Kirkland, [18]; 19. (DNF) 13-Luke Gash, [6]; 20. (DNF) J24-Jeremy Nichols, [12]; 21. (DNF) 22-Darrell Dick, [23]; 22. (DNF) 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [11]; 23. (DNF) 3T-Kevin Lewis, [21]; (DNS) 711-Justin Layne, ; (DNS) 23-Dennis Wernle,
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Notes:
Brian Dasenbrock and Jason Scrimpsher were disqualified from their heat race events after it was discovered that they were not not wearing racing gloves during competition, a direct violation of MSSC rule 10.n.iv.2: Drivers must wear gloves at all times while they are on the track, during practice and competition.
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Contingency Award Winners:
- [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Award: Dave Crawley, JR.
- [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Winner: Dave Crawley, JR.
- [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Award: Nick Macklin (+16)
- [Saldana Racing Products](http://saldanaracingproducts.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Dave Crawley, JR.
- [BrakeOMeter®](http://brakeometer.com/) ($100 Gift Certificate): Chad Rockefeller
- [AutoMeter Competition Instruments](http://www.autometer.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Walt Layne
- [XS Power Batteries](http://4xspower.com/) ($50 Gift Certificate): Dane Arvin
- [Radical Racegear](http://www.radicalracegear.com/) ($25 Gift Certificate): Luke Gash
- [RockAuto.com](http://www.rockauto.com) ($25 Gift Certificate): Darrell Dick
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MSSC Championship Point Standings
1. Nick Macklin               386
2. Dave Crawley, JR.         -2
-. Jerrad Krick                   -2
4. Jeremy Nichols             -8
-. Luke Gash                     -8
6. Chad Rockefeller        -18
7. Darrell Dick                 -32
8. Dane Arvin                  -44
9. Justin Crowell             -74
10. Rudy Zaragoza       -120
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MSSC [Driven Racing Oil](http://www.drivenracingoil.com/) Fast Time Point Standings
1. Luke Gash               396
2. Jerrad Krick               -5
3. Nick Macklin              -8
4. Dave Crawley, JR.    -15
5. Jeremy Nichols        -17
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MSSC [JAZ Products](http://www.jazproducts.com/) Dash Point Standings
1. Jerrad Krick             398
2. Dave Crawley, JR.  -100
3. Luke Gash              -103
4. Jeremy Nichols       -301
5. Darrell Dick             -302
6. Nick Macklin           -303
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MSSC [Dirt Trackin'](http://bennettracingsim.com/dirt-trackin/) Hard Charger Point Standings
1. Nick Macklin          35
2. Chad Rockefeller   -9
3. Walt Layne           -19
4. Dennis Wernle      -23
5. Andy Thompson   -28
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MSSC [Side Bite Designs and Race Wraps](https://www.facebook.com/Sidebitedesignsandgraphics/) Rookie of the Year Point Standings
1. Dane Arvin              386
2. Justin Crowell         -46
3. Walt Layne              -96
4. Wes Biesenthal     -236
5. Sean Leatherman -250
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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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