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Gressman Doubles Down with Butler Win




Quincy, MI - A picture-perfect weekend wrapped up with another win for former Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) champion, Phil Gressman. The winner of Friday's race at Hartford Speedway continued his success with another win Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway.


During Ti22 Performance Qualifying, defending GLSS Champion Max Stambaugh set fast time around the Speedway with a 14.106. In heat race action Jett Mann, Gressman, and Tyler Rankin picked up wins.


In the main event, Gressman and Danny Sams III led the 24 car field to the green flag. Gressman powered to the front of the field early and opened up a sizeable gap over Sams. The first slowdown of the race came just shy of the lap 10 mark when AJ Aldrich caught the front stretch wall coming out of turn four and barrel rolled down the straightaway. He was checked and released from the ambulance.


On the restart, Sams had nothing for Gressman out front as the 7C rocketed back out to a comfortable lead. The race was slowed again for a single car spin at the exit of turn two, but the restart again would prove no issue for Gressman.


Much like the night before at Hartford Speedway, the race stayed green right until it mattered most. As the field took the white flag, Rankin spun coming out of turn four into the infield. The Angola, Indiana driver was able to keep his foot on the throttle and drive out of the spin, however, due to the amount of dust kicked into the racing groove, the speedway's head starter made the executive decision to throw the yellow flag for safety, setting up a green-white-checkered finish.


On the first attempt, the field was slowed again when Jett Mann spun in turns three and four, with Chase Ridenour and Caleb Griffith coming together as well. The final restart still was no issue for the former GLSS champion, as Gressman went on to win his second race in as many night with the series.


Stambaugh improved five positions including a last lap pass on Sams for second at the line. The Hoosier Racing Tire Hard Charger of the night was Reece Saldana who came from 23rd to finish 13th.


The next event for the GLSS Family of Sprint cars is Friday night at Limaland Raceway Park for the GLSS South/NRA.

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