The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for July 10, 2005

Race Report

Action at Spartan as Hot as the Weather
By: Michelle Sprague

Action at Spartan as Hot as the Weather
By Michelle Sprague

Thirty-four Performance Automotive Northwest Street Stocks timed in for Round 3 of the Street Stock Sunday Slugfest. Dane Long set fast time, with nineteen others timing in under the 15 second mark. Robbie Johnston was shown as the lap one leader, as Ron Heeney charged to the front bringing Kyle Hayden along with him. Lap five saw Corey Davis and Ed Newman Jr. running side by side for fourth as Heeney took over the top spot on the next lap. Heeney continued to lead until lap 20 with Johnston peeking to the low side, while Dane Long sliced his way through the field. Heeney and Johnston ran side by side as Long watched for his opportunity to get around them. Johnston grabbed the lead on lap 23 with Long looking to move into the second position around Heeney. Mission accomplished on lap 26, with Tom Stone and Pat Dent rounding out the top five. Lap 32 saw Long move into the first position ahead of Johnston as Mike Ammerman entered the top five. Caution on lap 35 closed the field up giving Johnston another shot at Long. Johnston got a nose under Long and went to the point on lap 36. At the stripe, it was Johnston, Long, Heeney, Ammerman, and Jim Miller. Heat wins went to Rollie Olney, Jim Miller, Damon Place, and Ed Newman Jr. Last chance winners were Chuck Wilkinson, and Scott Sigman.

Nineteen Short Track Trucks made their way to Spartan Speedway to run their double feature. The first 50-lap feature saw past champion in our Pony Stock division, Kenny Clark, jump out to lead lap one. Clark led until lap five when Joey Shuryan got under him on the restart after a caution. Shuryan got into a lapped car on lap 14 and was sent to the rear, relinquishing the lead to Bob Fruit. Keith Wyncek drove around Fruit on lap 17 and Fruit fought back on lap 20, when Wyncek slipped up the track, allowing Fruit to drive by, bringing Clark along with him for second on lap 25. Wyncek came back to pass Clark for second as Paul Schaffer and Shuryan looked on from the fourth and fifth position. Fruit and Wyncek had opened up some daylight between themselves and Shuryan, now sitting in third by lap 36. Lap 41 brought Wyncek back into the lead to stay followed by Fruit, Schaffer, Justin Clauerty, and Rob Morrison. At the conclusion, it was Wyncek, Fruit, Schaffer, Shuryan, and Rob Morrison. The second 30-lapper was led, at lap one, by Morrison who continued to lead through lap five. Shuryan assumed the lead on lap 10, and was sent back two spots for jumping the start after a caution on lap 12, while Morrison charged into the lead on the restart ahead of Fruit. Shuryan made up for lost time and hurried back into the lead on lap 17 and never looked back. At the checker, it was Shuryan, Fruit, Wyncek, Schaffer, and Morrison.

Nineteen MCR Dwarfs hit the fast ¼-mile for their 25-lap feature. Jumpin’ Junior Gould led the first lap with Jon Wylie, Chad Goff, Eric Hoffman, and Jeff Slayton in hot pursuit. Wylie had chased down Gould by lap 5, and led through lap 19. Hoffman moved underneath Wylie on lap 19 to take over the lead on lap 20. At the line, it was Hoffman, Wylie, Rob Roney, Goff, and Slayton. Joe McManman, Slayton, and Roney tallied heat wins.

Eleven Capitol City Crazies, or Figure 8-ers, timed in for their 25 lap feature and it was one for the record books. The evening was “highlighted” with two, and nearly a third, spectacular crashes at the intersection. Frank Erlenbeck jumped into the lead on lap one and led through lap three, when Ray Derminer and Erlenbeck collided in the intersection, sending both cars careening wildly across the track. Jeff Cummings charged through the pack to lead on the restart and led through lap 11, when Dan Zakrewski and Cummings slammed into each other, neither one backing off upon entering the intersection. They came to rest near the front stretch on Paul’s beloved grass! On the restart, leader Jim Gokee and a slower car nearly collided at the intersection, and once again, Paul’s grass took a beating as Gokee took evasive action. Jerry Atwell assumed the lead with Gokee in second, followed by Butch Morence and Ryan Harold. Wayne Beckner rounded out the top five after 25 exciting laps.

Qualifying Results


Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 7L Dane Long 14.643 -.--- 14.657
2 16 Mike Ammerman 14.756 0.113 14.793
3 47 Rob Patrick 14.761 0.118 14.763
4 50 Jay Woolworth 14.764 0.121 14.858
5 18 Harold Patrick Jr. 14.777 0.134 14.785
6 70. Tom Stone 14.778 0.135 14.823
7 x5 Ed Newman Jr 14.797 0.154 14.801
8 22. Kyle Hayden 14.806 0.163 14.835
9 x77 Bob Schuh 14.845 0.202 14.896
10 70 Ronald Heeney 14.866 0.223 14.882
11 5 Corey Davis 14.898 0.255 14.957
12 55 Robert Johnston 14.948 0.305 14.980
13 01 Joe Shaw 14.957 0.314 14.969
14 51 David Thorburn 14.958 0.315 15.059
15 24 Damon Place 14.963 0.320 15.110
16 1. Pat Dent 14.979 0.336 15.072
17 10 Chuck Wilkinson 14.993 0.350 14.997
18 74 Scott Sigman 14.996 0.353 15.038
19 9 Jim Miller 14.999 0.356 15.058
20 12 Dan Leeck 15.206 0.563 15.246
21 14 Mark Smith 15.216 0.573 -.---
22 11 Brian Beckner 15.321 0.678 15.451
23 M74 Nathan Moon 15.342 0.699 15.342
24 83 Jeremy Lutz 15.442 0.799 15.498
25 3 Rolly Olney 15.502 0.859 15.569
26 11. Don Zakrzewski 15.643 1.000 -.---
27 3. Tom Trajnowski 15.781 1.138 16.040
28 57 Frank Erlenbeck 15.824 1.181 -.---
29 74. Jim Gokee 15.902 1.259 15.917
30 71 Harold Morence Jr. 15.951 1.308 -.---
31 44 Ryan Harold 16.375 1.732 16.490
32 66 Clyde Thomas 17.623 2.980 -.---
33 9 Mark Velasquez -.--- -.--- -.---


Figure 8

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 74 Jim Gokee 20.215 -.--- 20.507
2 80 Jeff Cummings 20.420 0.205 20.791
3 x7 Jerry Atwell 20.622 0.407 20.712
4 07 Ray DerMiner 20.757 0.542 21.923
5 112 John Hitsman 20.796 0.581 21.097
6 57 Frank Erlenbeck 20.939 0.724 21.510
7 9 Steve Utley 20.956 0.741 21.443
8 11 Wayne Beckner 21.387 1.172 22.353
9 11z Don Zakrewski 21.638 1.423 23.183
10 13 Terry Bentley 22.995 2.780 27.939
11 44. Ryan Harold 23.022 2.807 24.598
12 71 Harold Morence -.--- -.--- -.---

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Michigan National Guard
MMA Modifieds

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Heat 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 3 Rolly Olney
2 11. Don Zakrzewski 0.583 0.583
3 83 Jeremy Lutz 2.849 2.266
4 44 Ryan Harold 4.903 2.054
5 71 Harold Morence Jr. --5 Laps-- --5 Laps--
6 57 Frank Erlenbeck --7 Laps-- --2 Laps--

Heat 2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 9 Jim Miller
2 74 Scott Sigman 0.363 0.363
3 12 Dan Leeck 1.617 1.254
4 10 Chuck Wilkinson 1.794 0.177
5 1. Pat Dent 2.029 0.235
6 11 Brian Beckner 2.725 0.696

Heat 3


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 24 Damon Place
2 70 Ronald Heeney 0.285 0.285
3 22. Kyle Hayden 0.639 0.354
4 5 Corey Davis 1.066 0.427
5 01 Joe Shaw 1.205 0.139
6 x77 Bob Schuh 1.398 0.193
7 51 David Thorburn 2.121 0.723
8 55 Robert Johnston --5 Laps-- --5 Laps--

Heat 4


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 x5 Ed Newman Jr
2 70. Tom Stone 0.582 0.582
3 18 Harold Patrick Jr. 1.330 0.748
4 47 Rob Patrick 1.611 0.281
5 50 Jay Woolworth 2.064 0.453
6 7L Dane Long 2.095 0.031
7 16 Mike Ammerman 2.598 0.503
8 9 Mark Velasquez 13.550 10.952

Consi 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 10 Chuck Wilkinson
2 9 Jim Miller 0.489 0.489
3 3 Rolly Olney 6.233 5.744
4 9 Mark Velasquez --6 Laps-- --6 Laps--
5 14 Mark Smith --7 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Consi 2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 74 Scott Sigman
2 12 Dan Leeck 1.787 1.787
3 11 Brian Beckner 4.000 2.213
4 M74 Nathan Moon 6.137 2.137
5 11. Don Zakrzewski 9.037 2.900
6 71 Harold Morence Jr. 9.705 0.668
7 57 Frank Erlenbeck 9.834 0.129
8 66 Clyde Thomas --9 Laps-- --9 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 55 Robert Johnston
2 7L Dane Long 0.943 0.943
3 70 Ronald Heeney 1.347 0.404
4 16 Mike Ammerman 2.111 0.764
5 9 Jim Miller 3.394 1.283
6 10 Chuck Wilkinson 3.456 0.062
7 1. Pat Dent 3.792 0.336
8 74 Scott Sigman 4.255 0.463
9 24 Damon Place 6.441 2.186
10 12 Dan Leeck --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
11 51 David Thorburn --5 Laps-- --4 Laps--
12 47 Rob Patrick 2.625 2.625
13 50 Jay Woolworth 6.787 4.162
14 70. Tom Stone --6 Laps-- --1 Lap--
15 5 Corey Davis --11 Laps-- --5 Laps--
16 x77 Bob Schuh --18 Laps-- --7 Laps--
17 22. Kyle Hayden --23 Laps-- --5 Laps--
18 x5 Ed Newman Jr --26 Laps-- --3 Laps--
19 01 Joe Shaw --29 Laps-- --3 Laps--
20 18 Harold Patrick Jr. --35 Laps-- --6 Laps--
21 70 Daniel Lewis

Race Results For
Q106 "The Rock"
Pony Stocks

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Spartan Speedway Figure 8's

Figure 8
Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 x7 Jerry Atwell
2 74 Jim Gokee 1.162 1.162
3 71 Harold Morence --2 Laps-- --2 Laps--
4 44. Ryan Harold --3 Laps-- --1 Lap--
5 11 Wayne Beckner --10 Laps-- --7 Laps--
6 80 Jeff Cummings --14 Laps-- --4 Laps--
7 11z Don Zakrewski --15 Laps-- --1 Lap--
8 13 Terry Bentley 16.283 16.283
9 112 John Hitsman --18 Laps-- --3 Laps--
10 57 Frank Erlenbeck --22 Laps-- --4 Laps--
11 07 Ray DerMiner 11.504 11.504
12 9 Steve Utley --23 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Event Points Recap

Street Stock


Car
Number
Name Total Points
3 Rolly Olney 50
5 Corey Davis 50
x5 Ed Newman Jr 50
7L Dane Long 50
70. Tom Stone 50
11 Brian Beckner 50
16 Mike Ammerman 50
18 Harold Patrick Jr. 50
22. Kyle Hayden 50
24 Damon Place 50
44 Ryan Harold 50
47 Rob Patrick 50
50 Jay Woolworth 50
51 David Thorburn 50
55 Robert Johnston 50
70 Ronald Heeney 50
M74 Nathan Moon 50
74 Scott Sigman 50
x77 Bob Schuh 50
83 Jeremy Lutz 50
3. Tom Trajnowski 50
10 Chuck Wilkinson 50
74. Jim Gokee 50
01 Joe Shaw 50
9 Jim Miller 50
11. Don Zakrzewski 50
71 Harold Morence Jr. 50
14 Mark Smith 50
9 Mark Velasquez 50
57 Frank Erlenbeck 50
66 Clyde Thomas 50
12 Dan Leeck 50

Figure 8


Car
Number
Name Qualifying Feature Total Points
x7 Jerry Atwell 14 200 214
74 Jim Gokee 20 190 210
71 Harold Morence 5 185 190
44. Ryan Harold 6 180 186
80 Jeff Cummings 15 170 185
11 Wayne Beckner 9 175 184
11z Don Zakrewski 8 165 173
13 Terry Bentley 7 160 167
112 John Hitsman 12 155 167
57 Frank Erlenbeck 11 150 161
07 Ray DerMiner 13 145 158
9 Steve Utley 10 140 150

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