All are invited to attend the 2016 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 15th
Alexander, Smith, Ward Jr, Taylor, and Sairls
at the Ingham County Fairgrounds Community building located at
700 East Ash Street, in Mason. Doors will open at 5:00 and dinner will
begin at 6:30. Tickets are $29 per person and can be purchased by sending a check to
891 N. Cedar Rd.
Mason, MI 48854
Please include your telephone number along with an address for the tickets to be mailed to.
To purchase tickets by credit card or cash contact the office at 517-244-1042.
All tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, October 5th, and will not be available at the door.
There will be no admittance allowed without a ticket.
2016 Spartan Speedway Division Champions/Winners List for Trophies
Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds
1. WaltObrinske, II **
2. Aaron Taylor **
3. Jason Parish
4. Gordon Alblas
5. John Ledwidge **
6. Bill HeeneyJr. **
7. Kirk Newland **
8. Jim Butler
Performance Automotive NW Late Model Division
1. Joey Barnhart
2. Jimmy Gallagher **
3. Dane Long
4. Cody Eglon
Performance Automotive NW Spartan Stock B Division
1. Tanner Tallarico **
2. Jordan Harvey **
3. Mike Havens **
4. Tim Lahar **
5. Brian Boesel **
6. Mike Westphal
7. Kris Allen
8. Nate Jenkins
9. John Gulp
Performance Automotive NW Spartan Stock C Division
1. David Kelley **
2. Todd MetzSr
3. Ed Everidge
BOSS Snow Equipment Pony Stock A Division
1. Brian Beckner **
2. John Ward Jr. **
3. Ryan Hollister **
4. Randy Kretzinger Jr. **
5. Troy Andrews **
6. DJ Marciniak
7. Jarin Lamer
BOSS Snow Equipment Pony Stock B Division
1. Jacob Newman **
2. Trina Newman
3. Kylie Beckner **
4. Jessie Nobach-Gehringe
1. Greg Rudzik **
2. Mason Ludwig **
3. Rich Michalak **
4. Lyn Hall **
5. Lori Hall
6. Garrett Bennett
Overall Champion Kelly Hollister
Flagpole 6-8 Cyl - Kelly Hollister
Flagpole 4 Cyl - John Ward Jr.
Trailer Figure-8 - Timothy Hurrell
Enduro Figure-8 - Kelly Hollister
The Parts Place NAPA Bandits
1. Logan Haughton **
2. Cody Hall **
3. Mike Findlay
4. Jon Parish **
5. Faith Schuch **
6. Zack Parish
The Parts Place NAPA Junior Bandits
1. Violet Townsend **
2. Bella Chan
** denotes "perfect attendance"
2016 Spartan Speedway Rookie - Most Improved - Sportsperson of the Year
2016 Rookie of the Year:
Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds - Aaron Taylor
Performance Automotive NW Spartan Stocks - B - Nate Jenkins
Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock B - Kylie Beckner
MI Legends - Garrett Bennett
2016 Sportsperson of the Year:
The Parts Place NAPA Bandoleros - Jon Parish
The Parts Place NAPA Jr. Bandoleros - Bella Chan
2016 Most Improved:
Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds - Kirk Newland
Performance Automotive NW Late Models - Cody Eglon
Performance Automotive NW Spartan Stocks - B - Kris Allen
Performance Automotive NW Spartan Stocks - C - Ed Everidge
Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock A - Jarin Larner
Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock B - Jessie Nobach-Gehringer
MI Legends - Mason Ludwig
The Parts Place NAPA Bandoleros - Cody Hall
The Parts Place NAPA Jr. Bandoleros - Bella Chan
2016 Spartan Speedway Perfect Attendance
Troy Andrews Bill Heeney Jr.
Walt Obrinske II Brian Beckner
Ryan Hollister Jon Parish
Kylie Beckner Randy Kretzinger Jr.
Greg Rudzik Brian Boesel
David Kelley Faith Schuch
Jimmy Gallagher Tim Lahar
Tanner Tallarico Cody Hall
John Ledwidge Aaron Taylor
Lyn Hall Mason Ludwig
Violet Townsend Jordan Harvey
Rich Michalak John Ward Jr.
Logan Haughton Kirk Newland
Mike Havens Jacob Newman
by Duane Turner
Take Destruction Night Victories
On the final night of the 2016 racing season, Spartan Speedway would host on final fun night before calling it quits. Jacob Alexander took "cheaters night" in the pony stocks, while Kris Taylor won the school bus figure eight race. Scott Smith won the eight cylinder portion of the flagpole race, while John Ward Jr won the four cylinder race. Finally, Matt Sairls won the trailer figure eight race as the last event of the season.
The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks had John Culp pace the field to green. This "No Rules" event would go 20 laps as Culp jumped to the early lead when the green flag waved. Three laps in, 2016 track champion Brian Beckner takes over the point, and quickly begins to pull away as the caution waved. On the restart, Beckner took off again to a commanding lead, with John Ward Jr in second. Lap six, Todd Metz Jr and Jacob Alexander moved in to second and third. With five laps to go, the top three run nose to tail, as Alexander looks to the outside. With two laps to go, Alexander takes the lead, and holds on for the win. Metz Jr takes second on the last corner over Beckner.
At the start of the flagpole race, Kelley Hollister grabbed the early lead, with Hugh Brayton was a distant second with Randy Hedger in third. Scott Smith found his way through the carnage to take the lead on lap two, and never looked back. Hollister settled for second, with Brayton in third. In the four cylinder race, John Ward Jr led the first lap with a pass around the last flagpole. John Culp took over second on the second lap, with Jason Davis in third. At the finish, Ward Jr takes the win, while Davis spins Culp on the last lap to take second.
The School bus figure eight race Aaron Taylor set the early pace, but Wayne Haughton took the lead on lap two. Taylor follows in second, but intersection contact bunched the leaders back up. Chris Taylor from the tail moves in to third on lap eight, as Aaron Taylor takes over the lead in lapped traffic. Kris Taylor takes over second one lap later as Haughton starts to pump steam from the engine. Five laps to go, Haughton gets beside Taylor as they race for the lead. With three laps to go, Haughton spins Aaron Taylor out as Kris Taylor takes over the lead. At the finish, Kris Taylor takes the win, with Wayne Beckner Jr in second, and Aaron Taylor in third.
Mike Gauthier took the early lead in the trailer figure eight event. Ten laps in, Gauthier drove up on a competitors trailer handing the lead to Wayne Parkhurst Sr. One lap later, Parkhurst hit a trailer in the intersection causing front end damage, as Matt Sairls took the lead with seven laps remaining. Cliff Skuse would make a race of it with five to go, but lost his trailer ending his race. Skuse would hold on for the win, followed by Tim Hurell and Dilion Lamar.
As the final night of the 2016 race season comes to a close, the teams, staff, and fans of "The Track The Stars Call Home" prepare for the awards banquet. Saturday, October 15th, Spartan Speedway will officially crown all of the track champions of this year. The banquet is open to everyone, including fans of the speedway.
Consider a 10 lap test drive in a Legend car. We conduct test drives most Fridays
during the race season. Another option is a 2016 season pass. You can send a check or use a credit card.
We are happy to answer questions if you email email@example.com
or call the office at 517-244-1042.
- $6,500 ... 37 Chevy Sedan - sealed engine
- $10,500 ... 34 Ford Coupe - championship car, 7 races on sealed motor
- $13,500 ... 34 Ford Coupe - never been on track, lots of racey options
The following Bandos have 16 races
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-244-1042.
- #11 - $3,900
- #14 - $4,200
- #18 - $4,200
- #48 - $4,300
SPARTAN YOUTH RACE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Spartan Speedway is pleased to announce our most recent youth program that will start up immediately.
The program will be known as the Spartan Youth Race Development Program or SYRDP. More info
50/50 FUND RAISERS INVITED
Spartan Speedway will be opening our schedule for 50/50 fund raisers to entities with non-profit status. If you are one of these entities you will know exactly what I am talking about.
You will need to have a permit from the lottery bureau before any dates are scheduled.
This is a very good opportunity. We will be rotating non-profit groups during the season.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Does your school or youth group, church group, boy scouts, girl scouts,
or most any other organization need a nice profitable fundraiser?
Spartan Speedway has fundraising programs which can help most any
local group pay for its own extra curricular activities.
For more info, see the fundraising