Cornbelt Clash: Utter earns second
series win with Redwood Speedway victory
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - Aug. 11. Jason Utter led all 35 laps to earn his second career win
in the Dart Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presented by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants as the tour made its first-ever
stop at Redwood Speedway.
Utter, who finished third in the Fast Dash, started on the pole after Chris Simpson drew
the number "3" at the scales following his Dash win, to invert the top three Dash finishers. At the drop of the
green, Utter assumed command with Simpson in tow. Chad Simpson, who started fifth, chased the leaders to the
front of the pack as he tried to keep pace. He was running a solid third when he jumped the cushion on the 11th
lap, sending his #25 into the turn one wall, ending his night and resulting in his first series finish this
season outside of the top five.
On the restart, Utter again took charge as he masterfully worked the high groove of the
half-mile oval. He and Chris Simpson started to pull away from the field during the event's longest green flag
run. Utter encountered lapped traffic on the 20th circuit as Simpson worked to keep the leader in his sights.
He was given one last opportunity to challenge for the lead when the caution flag waved one final time with
nine laps to go.
When racing resumed, Simpson powered to the low side of the speedway to challenge for the
lead. He slid up in turns one and two, which allowed third-running Tim Isenberg to sneak to his inside as the
pair exited turn two. Isenberg wrestled second place away as the leaders made their way down the back chute,
however Utter proved to be too dominant on the top side as he drove to the convincing win. It was Utter's first
win since July 1 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.
Andrew McKay earned Hooker Harness Hard Charger honors by finishing fourth after his
seventh place start. Chris Simpson and Rick Schroeder were heat winners.
Cornbelt Clash: Redwood Speedway
1) Jason Utter, 2) Tim Isenberg, 3) Chris Simpson, 4)
Andrew McKay, 5) Jill George, 6) Dennis Hillson, 7) Rick Goth, 8) Dustin Virkus, 9) Clarence
Washburn, 10) Chad Simpson, 11) Rick Schroeder, 12) Seth Brede.
Heat winners: Chris
Simpson, Schroeder; Fast Dash: Chris Simpson