APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (May 28-29) – Jason Noll and Trevor Miller both went 2-for-2 at Arizona Speedway’s Memorial Weekend John Morris Classic.
Noll picked up both $1,000 to win Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified features while Miller swept the $600 to win Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main events.
Noll raced from 10th starting to win Saturday’s caution-free 20-lapper and earn a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
“I had a pretty good car. We could go to the bottom to pass and then go back to the top,” said Noll, who worked his way past leader and eventual runner-up Mike Strobl seven circuits in. “We got into lapped traffic but had a pretty sizable lead so that wasn’t a factor.”
Jeremy Thornton, Steven McCollough and Joey Moriarty completed the top five across the stripe.
Win number two on season and on the weekend saw Noll draw the outside pole and lead every time around the track on Sunday, as well as dodge the spinning car that brought out the first of bang-bang-bang yellows that came out on unlucky lap 13.
“We ran the last seven laps green and I was able to pull away some,” he said. “The car was just rolling really well. We were fortunate to have a pretty dominant weekend.”
Thornton took home second-place pay. Chaz Baca Jr., Brian Schultz and Austin Kuehl were third through fifth, respectively.
Miller has split time behind the wheel of the number 10M Northern SportMod with his father Bill and brothers Ben and Cody and made the most of his holiday weekend opportunities to win two 20-lap features, both from the third starting position.
He’d topped his Saturday heat short a spring but retrieved it undamaged from the track, put it back on and tinkered with the setup just a bit before the feature.
“I went top the top on a restart and the car was just stupid fast,” he said. “I just checked out.”
Miller wasn’t as dialed in on Sunday but still found his way to the front quickly.
“I stayed on the bottom,” he said. “I wanted to go to the top but didn’t hear any other cars and didn’t want to chance it.”
James Dupre, Jason George, Ray Czumaj and Matt Martinez rounded out Saturday’s top five. Dupre, Miles Morris, George and Eric Winemiller were scored after Miller on Sunday.
The wins were the second and third of the season for Miller.
May 28 Feature Results
Modifieds – 1. Jason Noll; 2. Mike Strobl; 3. Jeremy Thornton; 4. Steven McCollough; 5. Joey Moriarty; 6. John Morris Jr.; 7. Don Earven; 8. Tyler Mecl; 9. Kelsie Foley; 10. Nate Warren; 11. Mike Martin; 12. Lance Mari; 13. Austin Kuehl; 14. Nick Gann; 15. Russel Allen; 16. Mark Stewart; 17. Chad Falco; 18. Norman Uptain Jr.; 19. Chris Caldwell; 20. Josh Wampole; 21. Duane Rogers; 22. Brad Whitfield; 23. Steve Stultz; 24. Eric Center.
Northern SportMods – 1. Trevor Miller; 2. James Dupre; 3. Jason George; 4. Ray Czumaj; 5. Matt Martinez; 6. Adam Echter; 7. Tim Reese; 8. Dennis Gates; 9. Charles Hunt; 10. Dale Irby; 11. Jason Morris; 12. Kyle Smith; 13. David Harrington; 14. Clint Clausen; 15. Eric Winemiller; 16. Chris Toth; 17. Erik Shaw; 18. Tommy Thompson; 19. Dylan Ickes; 20. Lupe Gomez.
May 29 Feature Results
Modifieds – 1. Noll; 2. Thornton; 3. Chaz Baca Jr.; 4. Brian Schultz; 5. Kuehl; 6. Allen; 7. Mari; 8. Falco; 9. Bryson Curry; 10. Whitfield; 11. Center; 12. Wampole; 13. Scott Francoeur; 14. Foley; 15. Uptain; 16. Martin; 17. Morris; 18. Stultz; 19. Warren; 20. Gann; 21. McCollough; 22. Strobl; 23. Scott Sluka; 24. Mecl.
Northern SportMods – 1. Miller; 2. Dupre; 3. Miles Morris; 4. George; 5. Winemiller; 6. Toth; 7. Smith; 8. Echter; 9. Adolfo Noriega; 10. Gates; 11. Gomez; 12. Irby; 13. Shaw; 14. Hunt; 15. Clausen; 16. Czumaj; 17. Reese; 18. Morris.
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