The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for Sept. 4, 2005

Race Report

Spartan Speedway’s Harvest 250
By: Michelle Sprague

Mother Nature must have come around, because she served up a beautiful day for the annual “Big Show” at Spartan Speedway. A near capacity crowd was treated to 250 laps of feature racing in five divisions, including the Capital City Crazies. A very generous crowd was on hand too. Many of the drivers volunteered to walk through the grandstands, helmets in hand, to collect money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Donations for the Hurricane Katrina victims totaled $2092.42.

Dave Stehouwer continued in his winning ways by winning the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model 100 lap feature. Harry Foote Jr. was the early leader, leading through lap 20, as Jack Landis also made his way around Foote to sit in second. At the halfway mark, Jon McNett had made his way around John Ledwidge for fourth, behind Foote Jr. Stehouwer continued to drive away from the field as the laps ticked off. Foote Jr. and Landis were running side by side at lap 60 with McNett hanging back, trying to decide who to follow. Foote Jr. made his way back around Landis for second, as McNett moved into third around Landis as well. Stehouwer had a seven second lead over Foote Jr. and McNett by lap 70, as Stan Perry went to work on Ledwidge, trying to break into the top five. Caution on lap 72 was Perry’s window of opportunity and he capitalized, bringing John Dunivon and Evan Barrett along with him. On the restart, Stehouwer once again drove away from the pack, leaving Foote Jr. and McNett to fight it out for second. At lap 100, it was Stehouwer, 2005 SLM track champion, taking the checker. Foote Jr., McNett, Landis, and Perry rounded out the top five.

The MI Army National Guard MI Modifieds lined up for their 50 lap feature with Laci Donnert and Jason Parish on the front row. Parish jumped out to the early lead with Bud Perry, Chris Ozanich, and Bill Luckhurst breathing down his neck. Parish had put some distance between himself and Perry, as Ozanich ducked to the outside of Perry for second. Parish drove away from Ozanich, as Perry and Luckhurst fought side by side for third. Ozanich caught Parish on lap 20 and was looking to the inside as they crossed the line at lap 21. Lap 34 saw Ozanich make a pass under Parish stick, as Luckhurst in third came up to challenge Parish for second. Dick LaPratt, always a threat, had his hands full fighting off Earl Miles for the fifth position. Caution on lap 40 closed the field up and at the green flag, it was Ozanich once again as the leader. Luckhurst made his way around Parish on lap 44, but couldn’t get close enough to challenge Ozanich for first. After 50 laps, it was Ozanich, Luckhurst, Parish, Perry, and LaPratt.

Say this three times fast, the Spartan Speedway Sunday Street Stock Slugfest! It was the final round for the Performance Automotive Northwest Street Stocks, as twenty eight of them timed in, trying to make the field. Scott Sigman grabbed the early lead leading until the caution on lap five when Bubber Patrick drove around him on the restart. Rob Marten got a great run on Bubber, moving into first on lap 10. Ed Newman Jr. moved into third to challenge Bubber and grabbed the second spot on lap 15. Caution for a major pile-up on the front stretch caught up many of the leaders, sending them to the pit for repairs. Many could continue and tacked back on to the rear of the field, one of them being Dane Long, Slugfest point leader. On the restart, Marten suffered mechanical problems and retired to the pit, relinquishing the lead to Newman Jr. Lap 25 saw Newman Jr., Bubber, Corey Davis, Robbie Johnston, and Rob Patrick running single file. Newman Jr. ran away from the field with Long beginning his march from the rear. Johnston had glued himself to Bubber’s rear bumper and made his way around Bubber on lap 40, who also had Long to contend with, now sitting in fourth. Caution on lap 45 set up a five lap shoot out, with Newman Jr., Johnston, and Long slugging it out. Johnston was out on the restart on lap 48 setting up Long and Newman Jr. for a battle royal. The two came across the line door handle to door handle, with Long grabbing the win. Newman Jr., Bubber, Davis, and R, Patrick rounded out the top five.

The Q106 Pony Stock feature saw Willie Conroy hold off 2005 Pony Stock champion, Trei Deubel, for the win. Conroy and Deubel pulled away from the field in the early laps and by lap 15 were embroiled in a two car battle for first. Bryan Passick II ran alone in third, while John Ward and George Wyers were battling for fourth. After 25 laps, it was Conroy over Deubel, followed by Passick II, Wyers, and Ward.

Ode to the Figure 8’ers was sung to the Capital City Crazies, by promoter, Paul Zimmerman, accompanied by Matt Schindewolf on guitar. Assuming that this was going to make these boys play nice was wishful thinking on Paul’s part, as twelve Figure 8 cars hit the track. Jim Gokee started on the pole in a borrowed car with Lonny Hill beside him. Gokee grabbed the early lead, only to be plagued with problems again and retiring to the pit. Hill led through lap 20 with Jeff Cummings moving very quickly to the front from the rear of the pack. Cummings grabbed the lead on lap 21, followed by Hill, Frank Erlenbeck, Jerry Atwell, and Jeff Titmus. It was Cummings to the Winner’s Circle after 25 laps.

Qualifying Results


Andrews Chevrolet
Superlate Models

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 44 Jeff Hackworth 13.184 -.--- 13.228
2 7 Jon McNett 13.208 0.024 13.210
3 63 Tim Ryan 13.210 0.026 13.213
4 10. Jack Landis 13.213 0.029 13.330
5 47 Bob Bauer 13.217 0.033 13.324
6 29 Jeff Finley 13.263 0.079 13.270
7 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.292 0.108 13.357
8 70 Harry Foote Jr 13.310 0.126 13.314
9 34 John Ledwidge 13.318 0.134 13.318
10 5 Bill Heeney Jr 13.328 0.144 13.413
11 3 John Dunivon 13.337 0.153 13.342
12 24 Joseph Biddinger 13.350 0.166 13.410
13 10 Stan Perry 13.351 0.167 13.366
14 32 Garry Duram 13.374 0.190 13.392
15 94 Evan Barrett 13.393 0.209 13.430
16 22 Lee Taylor 13.424 0.240 13.427
17 1 Chris Place 13.440 0.256 13.445
18 25 Jim Gallagher 13.462 0.278 13.485
19 30 Bryan Clay 13.493 0.309 13.605
20 45 George Rangel 13.503 0.319 13.542
21 75 Craig Willett 13.519 0.335 13.556
22 28 Chip Garlock 13.584 0.400 13.595
23 007 Dale Lewis 13.604 0.420 13.620
24 T2 Doc Dutton 13.605 0.421 13.669


Michigan National Guard
MMA Modifieds

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 96 Justin Kazmar 13.854 -.--- 13.871
2 33 William Luckhurst 13.864 0.010 13.898
3 81. Larry Plamondon 13.883 0.029 13.915
4 0z Chris Ozanich 13.912 0.058 13.936
5 47 Brian Heeney 13.969 0.115 14.024
6 10 Bud Perry 13.970 0.116 14.008
7 50 Leroy Ellis 13.996 0.142 14.067
8 1J Jason Parish 14.039 0.185 14.045
9 1 Laszlo Donnert 14.046 0.192 14.067
10 88 Richard LaPratt 14.121 0.267 14.143
11 18 Michael Piette 14.146 0.292 14.147
12 6 Matthew Schindewolf 14.184 0.330 14.221
13 73 Earl Miles 14.188 0.334 14.220
14 31. Jeffrey Reamer 14.200 0.346 14.213
15 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 14.259 0.405 14.313
16 31G Richard Gokee Sr 14.260 0.406 14.325
17 37 Chad Zalecki 14.309 0.455 14.439
18 34 Philip Luckhurst 14.316 0.462 14.328
19 81 Tracey Heeney 14.496 0.642 14.542
20 36 Tom Williams 14.673 0.819 14.684
21 32 Wayne Haughton 15.002 1.148 15.039


Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 7L Dane Long 14.462 -.--- 14.511
2 16 Mike Ammerman 14.644 0.182 14.654
3 22. Kyle Hayden 14.685 0.223 14.693
4 24. Damon Place 14.694 0.232 14.801
5 M15 Chris Stearns 14.696 0.234 14.729
6 3 Robert Johnston 14.714 0.252 14.754
7 47 Rob Patrick 14.734 0.272 14.754
8 5. Corey Davis 14.762 0.300 14.789
9 x5 Ed Newman Jr 14.801 0.339 14.872
10 79 Rob Marten 14.816 0.354 14.824
11 18 Harold Patrick Jr. 14.822 0.360 14.832
12 50 Bob Flotka 14.826 0.364 15.039
13 74 Scott Sigman 14.828 0.366 14.896
14 70 Ronald Heeney 14.852 0.390 15.035
15 83 Mark Ragsdale 14.951 0.489 15.015
16 X50 Ed Newman Sr 14.971 0.509 15.076
17 77 Missy Bishop 15.029 0.567 15.036
18 22 Howard McDonough 15.059 0.597 15.101
19 X Dave Christensen 15.272 0.810 15.372
20 M74 Nathan Moon 15.274 0.812 15.275
21 50 Jay Woolworth 15.276 0.814 -.---
22 5 Chuck Ewing 15.758 1.296 15.874
23 42 Brian Bardent 16.787 2.325 16.805
24 61 Charles Ammerman 17.277 2.815 -.---
25 11 Brian Beckner -.--- -.--- -.---
26 57 Frank Erlenbeck -.--- -.--- -.---
27 66 Clyde Thomas -.--- -.--- -.---
28 x51 Jeff Titmus -.--- -.--- -.---
29 71 Harold Morence Jr. -.--- -.--- -.---


Q106 "The Rock"
Pony Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 31 Trei Deubel 16.369 -.--- 16.429
2 72 Jimmy Scavarda 16.518 0.149 16.539
3 66 William Conroy 16.576 0.207 -.---
4 72xl Bryan Passick II 16.894 0.525 16.928
5 3 George Wyers 16.955 0.586 -.---
6 47 John Ward 17.064 0.695 17.120
7 37 Rob Miller 17.226 0.857 17.480
8 97 Jacob Newman 17.542 1.173 1:09:59.290
9 11 David Hartman 17.564 1.195 17.677
10 17 Keith Holden 17.593 1.224 -.---
11 33 Tina Anderson 17.895 1.526 -.---
12 56 Jason Brunn 18.025 1.656 18.137
13 3. Michael Sairls 18.026 1.657 18.055
14 63 Joseph Bates III 18.158 1.789 18.670
15 81 Bryan Jenks 24.410 8.041 -.---


Figure 8

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 80 Jeff Cummings 20.341 -.--- 20.686
2 x7 Jerry Atwell 20.436 0.095 20.450
3 57 Frank Erlenbeck 20.651 0.310 20.924
4 51 David Thorburn 21.001 0.660 21.010
5 112 John Hitsman 21.049 0.708 21.502
6 0 Ray DerMiner 21.059 0.718 21.649
7 x51 Jeff Titmus 21.149 0.808 21.616
8 22 Howard McDonough 21.198 0.857 21.780
9 27 Lonnie Hill 21.338 0.997 21.892
10 71 Jim Gokee 23.298 2.957 24.502
11 11 Wayne Beckner -.--- -.--- -.---
12 71 Harold Morence -.--- -.--- -.---
13 13 Terry Bentley -.--- -.--- -.---

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Consi


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 1 Chris Place
2 25 Jim Gallagher 0.634 0.634
3 45 George Rangel 1.024 0.390
4 30 Bryan Clay 1.383 0.359
5 75 Craig Willett 2.243 0.860
6 007 Dale Lewis 3.127 0.884
7 T2 Doc Dutton 4.894 1.767
8 28 Chip Garlock --7 Laps-- --7 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 33 Dave Stehouwer
2 70 Harry Foote Jr 3.989 3.989
3 7 Jon McNett 4.322 0.333
4 10. Jack Landis 9.313 4.991
5 10 Stan Perry 9.634 0.321
6 3 John Dunivon 10.990 1.356
7 94 Evan Barrett --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
8 32 Garry Duram 0.926 0.926
9 1 Chris Place 7.000 6.074
10 22 Lee Taylor 8.215 1.215
11 45 George Rangel 10.619 2.404
12 30 Bryan Clay --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
13 34 John Ledwidge --28 Laps-- --26 Laps--
14 63 Tim Ryan --29 Laps-- --1 Lap--
15 29 Jeff Finley --34 Laps-- --5 Laps--
16 25 Jim Gallagher --72 Laps-- --38 Laps--
17 24 Joseph Biddinger --91 Laps-- --19 Laps--
18 47 Bob Bauer --93 Laps-- --2 Laps--
19 44 Jeff Hackworth --98 Laps-- --5 Laps--
20 5 Bill Heeney Jr 0.338 0.338

Race Results For
Michigan National Guard
MMA Modifieds

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 0z Chris Ozanich
2 33 William Luckhurst 1.760 1.760
3 1J Jason Parish 3.105 1.345
4 10 Bud Perry 3.462 0.357
5 88 Richard LaPratt 7.246 3.784
6 73 Earl Miles 7.450 0.204
7 50 Leroy Ellis 7.887 0.437
8 47 Brian Heeney 9.146 1.259
9 18 Michael Piette 9.339 0.193
10 31. Jeffrey Reamer 9.396 0.057
11 6 Matthew Schindewolf 11.405 2.009
12 32 Wayne Haughton --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
13 31G Richard Gokee Sr 2.593 2.593
14 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 6.942 4.349
15 36 Tom Williams --3 Laps-- --2 Laps--
16 81 Tracey Heeney 1.765 1.765
17 34 Philip Luckhurst --36 Laps-- --33 Laps--
18 81. Larry Plamondon 8:05.832 8:05.832
19 37 Chad Zalecki --42 Laps-- --6 Laps--
20 1 Laszlo Donnert --48 Laps-- --6 Laps--
21 96 Justin Kazmar 0.983 0.983

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Consi


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 77 Missy Bishop
2 50 Jay Woolworth 0.143 0.143
3 22 Howard McDonough 1.712 1.569
4 X Dave Christensen 5.551 3.839
5 5 Chuck Ewing 7.135 1.584
6 M74 Nathan Moon --4 Laps-- --4 Laps--
7 57 Frank Erlenbeck --9 Laps-- --5 Laps--
8 x51 Jeff Titmus 0.815 0.815
9 42 Brian Bardent --10 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 7L Dane Long
2 x5 Ed Newman Jr 0.006 0.006
3 18 Harold Patrick Jr. 1.075 1.069
4 5. Corey Davis 1.524 0.449
5 47 Rob Patrick 1.877 0.353
6 74 Scott Sigman 2.172 0.295
7 22. Kyle Hayden 2.226 0.054
8 16 Mike Ammerman 2.546 0.320
9 24. Damon Place 3.372 0.826
10 22 Howard McDonough --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
11 3 Robert Johnston --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
12 79 Rob Marten 2.493 2.493
13 X50 Ed Newman Sr --12 Laps-- --10 Laps--
14 X Dave Christensen --29 Laps-- --17 Laps--
15 M15 Chris Stearns --32 Laps-- --3 Laps--
16 70 Ronald Heeney 1.044 1.044
17 50 Jay Woolworth 1.913 0.869
18 83 Mark Ragsdale --38 Laps-- --6 Laps--
19 50. Bob Flotka --41 Laps-- --3 Laps--
20 77 Missy Bishop --45 Laps-- --4 Laps--

Race Results For
Q106 "The Rock"
Pony Stocks

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 66 William Conroy
2 31 Trei Deubel 0.394 0.394
3 72xl Bryan Passick II 4.089 3.695
4 3 George Wyers 10.271 6.182
5 47 John Ward 10.704 0.433
6 11 David Hartman --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
7 17 Keith Holden 3.264 3.264
8 56 Jason Brunn 3.953 0.689
9 33 Tina Anderson 10.203 6.250
10 63 Joseph Bates III --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
11 97 Jacob Newman --21 Laps-- --19 Laps--
12 37 Rob Miller --24 Laps-- --3 Laps--
13 72 Jimmy Scavarda 0.486 0.486
14 3. Michael Sairls 2.351 1.865

Race Results For
Spartan Speedway Figure 8's

Figure 8
Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 80 Jeff Cummings
2 27 Lonnie Hill 3.823 3.823
3 57 Frank Erlenbeck 4.482 0.659
4 x7 Jerry Atwell 6.725 2.243
5 x51 Jeff Titmus 7.127 0.402
6 51 David Thorburn 8.577 1.450
7 22 Howard McDonough --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
8 0 Ray DerMiner 4.027 4.027
9 13 Terry Bentley --11 Laps-- --10 Laps--
10 112 John Hitsman --12 Laps-- --1 Lap--
11 71 Jim Gokee --23 Laps-- --11 Laps--

Event Points Recap


2005 Harvest
Figure 8
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Feature Total Points
80 Jeff Cummings 20 200 220
57 Frank Erlenbeck 14 185 199
27 Lonnie Hill 8 190 198
x7 Jerry Atwell 15 180 195
x51 Jeff Titmus 10 175 185
51 David Thorburn 13 170 183
22 Howard McDonough 9 165 174
0 Ray DerMiner 11 160 171
112 John Hitsman 12 150 162
13 Terry Bentley 0 155 155
71 Jim Gokee 7 145 152
11 Wayne Beckner 0 - 20 (tow)
71 Harold Morence 0 - 20 (tow)

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