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Grebennikov charges through field from back of grid for win in Phoenix 150

Image by Tom Moseley

Moseley takes thrilling finish

Image by Luis F Almeida
Phoenix 150
ROUND 2
03 Mar 2012
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03 Mar 2012 — From the 20th spot on the starting grid, Anton Grebennikov worked through the field of 20 to claim first place at the finish in the Phoenix 150 in Round 2 of the VHR Cup Series.

Grebennikov mixed it up with Jack Dummer in a lengthy and determined battle for second starting midway through, running within a couple turns of each other over a stretch of 13 laps. Driving the COT Dodge, Grebennikov drove nearly equal parts leading Dummer after initially being targeted by him on the fourth lap. After losing the spot on lap 65, Grebennikov got around Dummer and into first place on lap 73, and controlled it the remaining 77 laps to the finish.

Grebennikov moves up to the lead of the standings, two points ahead of Jim Barisoff. Grebennikov has two starts and led 78 of his 250 laps while taking the win once.

Tom Moseley held off Romar Arns at the finish line by the narrow margin of 0.230 seconds to take second place.

Moseley traded positions back and forth with Eric A Harlan in a long and tense battle for fifth from the beginning, running within car lengths of each other over a span of 31 laps and changing positions eight times. Driving the COT Chevrolet, Moseley spent nearly equal parts leading A Harlan after originally being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 99, Moseley passed A Harlan for the fourth time and into second place on lap 127, and controlled it the remaining 23 laps to the thrilling finish with Arns.

Moseley moves up to fourth in the standings, one point behind Romar Arns. Moseley has two starts and finished as high as second.

Romar Arns led the pack for 28 laps in a run to third place.

After starting first, Arns dropped to 13th midway through. Arns traded positions back and forth with Eric A Harlan in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for fourth from the early stages, running within a scuff of each other over a span of 23 laps and changing positions 11 times. Driving the COT Chevrolet, Arns ran nearly equal parts leading A Harlan after catching and passing him on lap 21. After losing the spot on lap 98, Arns got around A Harlan for the sixth time and into third place on lap 128, and defended it against pressure by A Harlan another six laps toward the checkered flag.

Arns moves up to third in the standings, four points behind Jim Barisoff. Arns has two starts and led 32 of his 250 laps while finishing as high as third.

VHR Cup Series moves on to Round 3 in a week at VHR Las Vegas. The series has 26 drivers competing for points in the championship.

Making his 10th start at VHR Phoenix, Luis F Almeida drove to a fourth-place finish.

After starting second, F Almeida dropped to ninth in the middle stages. Driving the COT Chevrolet, F Almeida swapped leads multiple rounds with Eric A Harlan in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for fifth from the early stages, running within a car length of each other over a range of 45 laps. F Almeida spent nearly equal parts leading A Harlan after initially being targeted by him on the fourth lap. After losing the spot on lap 98, F Almeida passed A Harlan for the third time and into fourth place on lap 134, and defended it against pressure by A Harlan the remaining 17 laps to the checkered flag.

F Almeida moves up to ninth in the standings, now tied in points with 10th's Andrew McKenzie following McKenzie's 11th-place finish. F Almeida has two starts and finished as high as fourth.

Eric A Harlan won fifth place.

A Harlan wrestled the advantage back and forth with Luis F Almeida in a lengthy and determined battle for fifth from the early stages, running within car lengths of each other over a stretch of 45 laps. Driving the COT Dodge, A Harlan drove nearly equal parts leading F Almeida after catching and passing him on lap 18, coming from as many as five positions back. A Harlan fended off an extended challenge by F Almeida nearing the finale, staying just an apex ahead of him over a continuous run of five laps. Ultimately A Harlan lost the spot on lap 134 and settled into fifth through attrition the 17 laps running to the checkered flag.

A Harlan moves up to sixth in the standings, three points behind Ronnie Martin Jr. A Harlan has two starts and finished as high as fifth.

RESULTS Click driver name for individual report
1 Anton Grebennikov Escuderia Sul-Brasil 150 1:31:52.990
2 Tom Moseley DBFMotorsports.com 150 1:31:57.565
3 Romar Arns 150 1:31:57.795
4 Luis F Almeida Escuderia Sul-Brasil 150 1:32:04.174
5 Eric A Harlan DBFMotorsports.com 150 1:32:09.883
6 Jim Barisoff DBFMotorsports.com 150 1:32:13.277
7 Ronnie Martin Jr 149 1:32:03.108
8 Len Venne Phoenix Racing 149 1:32:16.149
9 Xavier Leggett 147 1:31:57.194
10 Arthur Marciano 147 1:32:00.157
11 Andrew McKenzie Propeller Race Works 139 1:32:03.359
12 Kenneth Dummer Dummer Racing 93 DNF
13 Marcio Caetano 88 DNF
14 Jack Dummer Dummer Racing 84 DNF
15 Peter Sokolov 63 DNF
16 Matt Hoffman 61 DNF
17 Mike Bell 52 DNF
18 Alexandre Rios 45 DNF
19 Alex Dummer Dummer Racing 20 DNF
20 Daniel Montour CanAm Racing 6 DNF
Image by Luis F Almeida
Image by Luis F Almeida
sorry about that Xavier.
POSTRACE

INT
–20.287
FIN
6
Q
9
REP
 
CLASS
Cup
CAR
COT Toyota
Posted by Jim Barisoff at 09:39 AM on Sat Mar 03 SST

Congrats to Anton, Tom & Romar. Wow, from last to first, you really had it dialed in today, comrade Anton. :)

INT
–1 L
FIN
8
Q
8
REP
 
CLASS
Cup
CAR
COT Ford
Posted by Len Venne at 02:26 PM on Sat Mar 03 SST

Had a very enjoyable race, everyone I raced with was very gentleman like and showed respect during the close racing. I'm glad to be apart of this series. Its a testament to the professionalism of the guys who race here.
Hats off to everyone.

INT
–144 L
FIN
20
Q
10
REP
 
CLASS
Cup
CAR
COT Ford
Posted by Daniel Montour at 02:24 AM on Sun Mar 04 SST

sorry to M. Bell for my mistake at the start...:( decided to leave cause i was pissed at myself for that and tought no one else would have to pay for my poor driving on small ovals.
I was also pissed at game for telling me to stay behind one guy, suddenly changing to another one, then coming back to the first guy, then having the message driving ahead of the car... etc... W T Hell is wrong with the game?????? saw that b4 and it is not improved, really pissed with that!! am i alone??
tks

INT
–98 L
FIN
17
Q
17
REP
 
CLASS
Cup
CAR
COT Chevrolet
Posted by Mike Bell at 02:46 AM on Sun Mar 04 SST

was having fun racing the leaders :)

passed atleast 1 person at every green flag untill my engine blew up :(

Posted by Ellery Souza at 03:03 AM on Sun Mar 04 SST

awesome job Anton, i guess this your first victory on the team, glad to see your victory!! good job.

INT
–11.184
FIN
4
Q
2
REP
 
CLASS
Cup
CAR
COT Chevrolet
Posted by Luis F Almeida at 08:25 AM on Sun Mar 04 SST

I had a good car (by Anton) and I did a good race, but I hit the wall 2 times and my car was a little slower after that. very happy with the 4º place. :)

Congrats Anton!! awesome win!


... GALLERY
Image by Tom Moseley
Anton's victory burn out.
Image by Tom Moseley
Matt's tire still giving chase even though his car has given up.
Image by Tom Moseley
Image by Tom Moseley
Entering turn 1 at the start.
Image by Jim Barisoff
It thought this was the end of my race, but somehow went right through Marcio without getting any damage. Looked like Eric did the same.
Image by Jim Barisoff
Oops! Sorry Romar.
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