(Brooklyn, MI) Tyler Saville led just 4 laps in the Motor City 200 but it was all he needed to take home the victory at Michigan International Speedway in the ServPro Wheelman Showdown Motor City 200.
Saville was able to grab his first victory of the season for Warstler Racing by squeezing a little more fuel out the tank than the rest of his competitors. Saville told 3 Wide TV, “I knew could save enough fuel in the draft” and he was able to pull it off with help from his teammate Craig Stykes.
Greg Evans led 51 laps but couldn’t save enough fuel, pitting with 4 laps to go ending up 18th. Michael Chrobok started from the Midwest Simulations Spotlights Pole and led 18 laps on the day. The only caution of the day came out on lap 10 of the race when Jarred Haggerty brushed and bounced off the wall collecting several other cars in the incident.
John Jenkins maintains a 39 points lead over Greg Evans and Tyler Saville in the Premier Series Standings who bother were able to overtake Mitch Brown who was sitting out at Michigan. Next week the American Sim Racing Drivers head to California wine country to take on their first road course of the year in the War Turtle Wine Country Grand Prix.
Power Rankings after Michigan
Although Greg Evans wasn’t blessed by the fuel gods at Michigan he is atop the Hacksaw Premier Series Power Rankings with 6 wins on the year.
- Greg Evans- Greg Evans finished outside the top 15 but still has been dominating the series of late.
- John Jenkins – Jenkins brought home another top 5 finish at Michigan finishing 4th and extending his points lead over the rest of the field.
- Tyler Saville – Saville pulled off a great win at Michigan but he’s no slouch with 5 top 5’s and 6 top 10’s on the year.
- Will Warstler- Warstler also couldn’t save enough fuel at Michigan but his 1 win and 6 top 10’s is enough to keep him in the top 5 of the power rankings.
- Michael Chrook- Chrobok had a great run at Michigan leading 18 laps and starting from the pole. He has come on of late.
- Mitch Brown- Brown has 5 top 5’s and 7 top 10’s on the year but had to sit out this week due to a suspension.
- Brian Yaczik- Yaczik put together a strong run at Michigan finishing 3rd and ending a 10 race streak of finishing outside the top 5.
- Troy Haydt- Haydt picked the wrong strategy at Michigan ending up 20th and ending a 2 race streak of top 10’s.
- Craig Stykes – Stykes has missed several races on the year but proved he is a formidable opponent with a 2nd place finish at Michigan.
- Jimmy Mckee- Mckee rounds out the top 10 in power rankings with a less than stellar performance at Michigan finishing 18th, but he has 2 tops 5’s and 5 top 10’s on the year.
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Written by James Lorello