Gennetten Takes MOWA Opener at Tri-City

April 16, 2021 at Tri-City Speedway

Recap & Photo by Brendon Bauman

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – The 2021 season for the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series kicked off with the first of two visits of the year to Tri-City Speedway.  In his first start at the ⅜-mile facility, Missourian Ayrton Gennetten bested the field of 28 cars with a clean sweep of the night’s program.

Gennetten led flag to flag to score his first career MOWA Sprint Car Series victory, finishing ahead of second place finished Clinton Boyles by an astonishing 11.197 seconds. Joe B. Miller completed the podium after charging forward from his ninth starting position.  

The race was slowed by two catuions, a spin for Zach Daum running fifth on lap four and a red-flag for Ryan Bunton, who made contact with the backstretch wall before flipping and coming to a rest on his side.  

Upon returning to green flag action, Gennetten was able to pull away from the field while Cale Thomas, driving the Paul Hart Racing No. 44, battled for many laps among the top three with Boyles and Joe B. Miller. A late race charge by Brandon Hanks earned him the honors of Hard Charger, advancing 11 spots to score a fourth place finish, just ahead of Cale Thomas, who was fifth.

The evening’s heat races were won by Cale Thomas, Jordan Goldesberry, Ryan Bunton and Ayrton Gennetten.  Logan Faucon won Friday’s B-Main.
Complete Results:

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1 – Cale Thomas 44(7), 2 – Jacob Patton 79J(1), 3 – Clinton Boyles 98(6), 4 – Kyle Bellm 50K(2), 5 – Scottie Gretzmacher 16G(4), 6 – Kyle Stearns 87K(5), 7 – Terry Babb 88(3),

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1 – Jordan Goldesberry 65(4), 2 – Zach Daum 5D(2), 3 – Dustin Barks 22(1), 4 – Mitchell Davis 56(5), 5 – Steve Short 8S(7), 6 – Kyle Schuett 9K(6), DNS – Cory Bruns 42(3),

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1 – Ryan Bunton 6R(6), 2 – Korey Weyant 99W(1), 3 – McKenna Haase 55(5), 4 – Austin ODell 3(2), 5 – Andy Bishop 42(3), 6 – Bailey Goldesberry 4(7), DNS – Jeff Masson 1(4),

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1 – Ayrton Gennetten 3(3), 2 – Joe B Miller 31(2), 3 – Josh Schneiderman 49(7), 4 – Brandon Hanks 84(4), 5 – Jeremy Standridge 10S(5), 6 – Logan Faucon 52F(6), 7 – Luke Verardi 28(1) 

B-Main (12 Laps): 1 – Logan Faucon 52F (6), 2 – Kyle Schuett 9K (5), 3 – Jeremy Standridge 10S (1), 4 – Andy Bishop 42 (4), 5 – Bailey Goldesberry 4 (3), 6 – Scottie Gretzmacher 16G (2), 7 – Kyle Stearns 87K (7), 8 – Terry Babb 88 (8), DNS – Cory Bruns 42 (10), DNS – Luke Verardi 28 (9), DNS – Jeff Masson 1 (11),
 
A-Main (25 Laps): 1 – Ayrton Gennetten 3 (1), 2 – Clinton Boyles 98 (4), 3 – Joe B Miller 31 (9), 4 – Brandon Hanks 84 (15), 5 – Cale Thomas 44 (2), 5 – Josh Schneiderman 49 (6), 7 – Jordan Goldesberry 65 (8), 8 – Kyle Bellm 50K (16), 9 – Korey Weyant 99W (11), 10 – McKenna Haase 55 (5), 11 – Dustin Barks 22 (13), 12 – Kyle Schuett 9K (19), 13 – Jeremy Standridge 10S (20), 14 – Mitchell Davis 56 (12), 15 – Jacob Patton 79J (10), 16 – Andy Bishop 42 (21), 17 – Steve Short 8S (14), 18 – Logan Faucon 52F (18), 19 – Zach Daum 5D (3), 20 – Ryan Bunton 6R (7), 21 – Austin ODell 3 (17)

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