Matt Miller at Eldora Speedway after his ALMS "Johnny
Appleseed Classic" win. (Jim Denhamer)
ALMS: Miller Tunes Up for Dream
With "Johnny Appleseed" Win
ROSSBURG, Oh. – May 29. Matt Miller’s Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS) victory on Sunday at Eldora
Speedway provided the Whitehouse, Ohio native with valuable track time and the fueling to propel him into the
upcoming "Dirt Late Model Dream".
A stellar field of entrants fought for position into the 22-car ALMS starting line-up, with Miller’s re-draw
putting him in the pole position. With the dropping of
Donnie Moran battles #23 Duane Chamberlain for fifth place in the "Johnny Appleseed
Classic" at Eldora Speedway. (Jim Denhamer)
the green flag, Miller set sail and never looked back, while Steve Casebolt and Kent Robinson tried to keep him
in sight. For Robinson, it was a bitter-sweet night, as an accident in last year’s event resulted in injuries that
curtailed his season.
Tyler Carpenter and ALMS regular Curtis Roberts (9) race for position on Eldora
Speedway high banks. (Jim Denhamer)
There was no denying Miller, who will be seeking his second $100,000 Dream victory in June.
Casebolt and Robinson continued their chase towards the front, but settled for second and third, while Darrell
Lanigan came across the line in fourth and Duane Chamberlain fifth.
J.R. Hotovy and #46 Tim Rivers race hard at Eldora. (Jim
May 29 - ALMS at Eldora
1) Matt Miller, 2) Steve Casebolt, 3) Kent Robinson,
4) Darrell Lanigan, 5) Duane Chamberlain, 6) Donnie Moran, 7) Brian Ruhlman, 8) Doug Drown, 9) Josh
Richards, 10) Jerry Bowersock, 11) J.R. Hotovy, 12) Tim Rivers, 13) Andrew Reaume, 14) Jon Henry,
15) Jacob Hawkins, 16) Casey Noonan, 17) Scott Orr, 18) Curtis Roberts, 19) Jerry Rice, 20) Tyler
Carpenter, 21) Jeff Babcock, 22) Ryan VanderVeen
Heat winners (42 entries): Lanigan,
Chamberlain, Robinson, Moran; B-Main winners: Drown, Henry
Jim Denhamer photo