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 SPARTAN SCOOP    - Friday August 21

by Duane Turner

McNett Wins Championship
as Parish, Gallagher, Beckner, Hall and Parish
Win Features at Spartan

Eleven-year old Cody Hall from Rives Junction, MI took his first career feature win in The Parts Place Napa Bandolero division aboard the Lori and Lyn Hall owned #3. “This is as much fun as I thought it would be” stated Cody Hall. “I knew I just had to keep it as smooth as possible and not make any mistakes. We worked hard fixing the damage from the heat race, and it paid off!” In the modifieds, Jason Parish scored another win after taking the lead on a lap 11 restart. Aaron Taylor and Jim Gallagher took the Spartan Stock wins, while the Pony Stock features were won by Laura and Brian Beckner. Cody Hall and Zach Parish won the bandolero main events.

The season championship for the Performance Automotive Northwest Modifieds would take center stage on this evening, with Jon McNett signing in to the pit area with a slim three point lead over Dan Loughan. After time trials, Loughan clocked in at fourth quick, while McNett was 11th. This now puts Loughan in the points lead by just four points heading in to the heat races. McNett goes from sixth to third in his heat race, giving him a four point lead, but Loughan would match in the next heat race finishing fourth. With just one race remaining in the 2015 points season, Loughan takes a two point advantage in to the 35 lap feature.

Justin Kazmar and Evan Barrett led the field to the green flag with Kazmar taking the point. Barrett settled in to second with Dan Loughan in third. This gives Loughan a commanding lead in the championship hunt. Lap six, Leroy Butler moves around Loughan for third, but one lap later, Loughan moves back under Butler to retake the position. On lap eight, Butler comes down from the outside, making contact with Loughan sending both spinning in turn three. Loughan suffers damage and is forced pitside. As the race resumed, Kazmar held the lead, but Jason Parish quickly moved in to second. On a lap 11 restart, Parish takes the lead, as Loughan re-enters the race, but would be three laps down. Over the final laps, McNett makes his way to the front taking over second with seven laps to go. Parish takes the win followed by McNett and Kazmar. McNett wins the 2015 Spartan Speedway Performance Automotive Northwest Track Championship.

David Kelley took the early lead in the Lipari Foods Spartan Stock B-feature. Tyler Hawkins and Jim Gokee Sr settled into the top three. Five laps in, Hawkins moves to the outside of Kelly to take the lead. James Gokee Jr then moves in to second, and closes in on Hawkins for the lead. Lap ten, the duo race side by side, with Gokee Jr taking the point on lap 11. Aaron Taylor, subbing for Marc Long moves in to second on lap 13, and challenges for the lead. With eight laps to go, Taylor takes the lead on the outside. Jason Luce moved in to second with five laps to go, but is unable to close in on Taylor, who takes the win. Luce, and Gokee Jr are the top three.

In the Lipari Foods Spartan Stock A-feature, Jordan Harvey takes the early lead, but Jim Gallagher stayed close to challenge. Four laps in, Gallagher moves to the top spot, as John Trudell and Dane Long challenged Harvey for second. Nine laps in, Long moves to the outside to take over second, but Gallagher has a 4.5 second lead. Trudell takes over third half way in, and closes in on Long for the runner up spot. At the checkers, Gallagher takes the win, with Long and Trudell the top three.

The Boss Snow Equipment B-feature would see Jerry King lead the opening lap, as the rest of the field stayed close. Five laps in, Laura Beckner moves to the outside of King and takes the lead. As the checkers flew, Beckner takes her eighth win of the season, King in second with Jami Larner in third. The A-feature would have Randy Kretzinger as the early leader, and three wide behind him. Brian Beckner breaks through to take second, with Lex Jarecki in third. Six laps in, Jarecki takes over second and moves to the high side to challenge for the lead. Lap eight, Jarecki takes the lead, but Beckner takes advantage and slips past Jarecki. At the half way point, Tyler Heeney moves in to third to make it a three car battle for the lead. At the finish, Beckner takes a slim victory over Heeney and Jarecki.

The Parts Place Napa Junior Bandit feature started off with Cody Hall taking the early lead. Jon Parish settled in to second, while Cameron Leisure and Kylie Beckner raced for third. The race went green to checkers with Hall taking his first win. The Senior Bandit feature saw Zach Parish jump out front, with everyone racing behind him. With two laps to go, Faith Schuch took over second, but on the final lap, Mike Findlay Jr tried to take second back, making contact with Schuch. This sent Schuch into a series of barrel rolls in turn two. She would walk to the ambulance under her own power. Due to time constraints, Parish would take the win, as Schuch was awarded second with Brandon Varney in third.

Up next for Spartan Speedway on Friday, August 28, it is Championship Night for the Sawyers Chevrolet Superstore Spartan Sprints, Lipari Foods Spartan Stocks, and the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. The Parts Place Napa Bandoleros, and Sawyers Chevrolet Michigan Legends will also be on hand.

 LEGEND & BANDO SALE

Legend cars

  • $7,900 ... 37 Chevy Sedan - sealed engine
  • $11,500 ... 34 Ford Coupe - championship car, 7 races on sealed motor
  • $15,500 ... 34 Ford Coupe - never been on track, lots of racey options

The following Bandos have 16 races

  • #47 - $4,400
  • #31 - $4,900 SOLD
  • #06 - $4,900
  • #48 - $4,900
Please contact us at spartanspeedway@gmail.com or 517-244-1042.

 GIFT IDEAS

Consider a 10 lap test drive in a Legend car. We conduct test drives most Fridays during the race season. Another option is a 2015 season pass. You can send a check or use a credit card. We are happy to answer questions if you email spartanspeedway@gmail.com or call the office at 517-244-1042.


 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 spartanspeedway@gmail.com.

 FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

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 page.



Beacon Sales and Service NEXT RACE IN

Friday August 28

Spartan Speedway Sponsors
Series Sponsors

Sawyers Chevrolet Spartan Sprints


Performance Automotive Northwest Modifieds


Lipari Foods Spartan Stocks


BOSS Snow Plows Pony Stocks


Sawyers Chevrolet Legends Series



NAPA Auto Parts Bandoleros



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