Zearfoss Cashes in for $6K at Open Wheel Nationals

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 25, 2020) – Brock Zearfoss made the most of the journey from Central Pennsylvania to South Dakota by capturing the $6,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s Open Wheel Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

In the first Sprint Car race in the country since Carson Macedo topped the Williams Grove season opener on March 15, Zearfoss assumed the lead on the 21st round of the 25-lapper and paced the final five circuits to take the win ahead of Kerry Madsen and Austin McCarl after early leaders Parker Price-Miller and Aaron Reutzel both ran short of fuel.

While Zearfoss gridded the feature inside the second row, pole starter Kerry Madsen led the way for the opening half-dozen circuits before fellow front row starter Price-Miller powered into the lead with fourth-starter Reutzel racing into second on a lap nine restart.

Price-Miller lost power soon after a lap 17 restart, handing the lead off to Reutzel.  But Reutzel’s mount faltered as well moments after the green flag flew with five laps to go with Zearfoss taking quick advantage by racing past both second-running Madsen and Reutzel to take command.

Zearfoss raced on to the stripe ahead of Madsen and A. McCarl with Ian Madsen and Channin Tankersley rounding out the top five.  Anthony Macri was sixth, while Kyle Offill rebounded from an opening lap incident to claim seventh.  Reigning IRA champ Jake Blackhurst raced from 21st to eighth with Jody Rosenboom and Chad Boespflug completing the top ten.

Battling for sixth just past the midway point, Cory Eliason and Hunter Schuerenberg tangled in turn four to force a red flag with 16 laps in the books as Schuerenberg landed on his side.

Open Wheel Nationals Results – Park Jefferson International Speedway (April 25, 2020):

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[3]; 2. 2-Kerry Madsen[1]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl[8]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[6]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley[9]; 6. 39N-Anthony Macri[5]; 7. 88-Kyle Offill[13]; 8. 73-Jake Blackhurst[20]; 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom[19]; 10. 2KS-Chad Boespflug[10]; 11. 35L-Cody Ledger[21]; 12. 44-Chris Martin[17]; 13. 44N-Dylan Norris[23]; 14. 64-Scotty Thiel[14]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 16. 14P-Parker Price Miller[2]; 17. 21K-Kameron Key[24]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[12]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason[7]; 20. 47-Brant O’Banion[18]; 21. 91-Anthony Fiore[22]; 22. 11M-Brendan Mullen[15]; 23. 52-Blake Hahn[11]; 24. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard[16]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 73-Jake Blackhurst[2]; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger[8]; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore[1]; 4. 44N-Dylan Norris[3]; 5. 21K-Kameron Key[5]; 6. 05-Colin Smith[6]; 7. 8-Jack Croaker[4]; 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[9]; 9. (DNF) 14R-Sean Rayhall[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 2. 39N-Anthony Macri[4]; 3. 47-Brant O’Banion[1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen[5]; 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 7. 8-Jack Croaker[7]; 8. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Kyle Offill[2]; 2. 21-Carson Short[1]; 3. 17G-Channin Tankersley[4]; 4. 21K-Kameron Key[7]; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard[3]; 6. 2-Kerry Madsen[6]; 7. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[8]; 8. (DNF) 27-Carson McCarl[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Scotty Thiel[2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 3. 2KS-Chad Boespflug[4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason[5]; 5. 14P-Parker Price Miller[6]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore[3]; 7. 05-Colin Smith[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen[1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[4]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl[5]; 5. 73-Jake Blackhurst[3]; 6. 44N-Dylan Norris[2]; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall[7]

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 00:12.692[31]; 2. 2-Kerry Madsen, 00:12.771[22]; 3. 14P-Parker Price Miller, 00:12.840[11]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 00:12.909[26]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:12.962[4]; 6. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:12.986[15]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 00:13.025[7]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl, 00:13.058[1]; 9. 39N-Anthony Macri, 00:13.087[3]; 10. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 00:13.120[27]; 11. 2KS-Chad Boespflug, 00:13.280[30]; 12. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:13.292[28]; 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:13.323[23]; 14. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:13.326[10]; 15. 91-Anthony Fiore, 00:13.350[6]; 16. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 00:13.359[17]; 17. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:13.359[14]; 18. 88-Kyle Offill, 00:13.362[13]; 19. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.401[21]; 20. 44N-Dylan Norris, 00:13.470[19]; 21. 47-Brant O’Banion, 00:13.500[16]; 22. 21-Carson Short, 00:13.512[2]; 23. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.528[18]; 24. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:13.630[29]; 25. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:13.719[24]; 26. 21K-Kameron Key, 00:13.761[20]; 27. 05-Colin Smith, 00:13.819[5]; 28. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 00:13.885[25]; 29. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:13.941[12]; 30. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:14.618[8]