WEEKLY RACE SUMMARY
by Todd Cumming

Massuch, Perry, Hidy, Van Gorden and Erlenbeck Harvest Winners

Fox 47, Lipari Foods and McClaire Mortgage welcomed a full house to Spartan Speedway for Poor Paul's 25th Anniversary Harvest 250.

The Art Moehen Super Late Models 100-lap feature had an excellent invert of 15 cars. Lenny Roberts and Ben Hidy brought the field down for the green flag. Roberts took the early lead as a bizarre incident had Charlie Ryan Jr's transmission fly out and bounce off cars and into the infield. The end result had Dan Graham, Larry Roberts and Ryan heading to the pits with damage. The restart had Roberts leading when Hidy looped him coming out of turn 2. Both drivers were sent to the rear and Joey Shuryan claimed the point. The race heated up in the pack as Harry Foote, Jimmy Thiel and Phil Massuch headed to teh front. Thiel seemed to have the fastest car on the track, but could not get by Foote as they battled Bill Heeney Jr. for 4th. Lap 30 had the drivers into lapped cars and Massuch snuck under Thiel for 4th. Up front, Shuryan continued to lead as Owosso rookie, Rob Buckley was having a great run in 2nd. John Ledwidge got under Buckley for 2nd as Foote and Massuch followed.

Lap 46 had Ledwidge taking the lead as Massuch beat Foote for 2nd. The best racing was all up front as Massuch then took over the point from Ledwidge. Gremlins hit Logan Beckwith and Doug Finley as they headed to the pits. Massuch was hooked up and took off for a 1/2 lap lead as Ledwidge, Foote and Thiel ran under a blanket for 2nd. Foote was busy holding off Theil as they crossed the finish line. Shuryan brought home 5th followed by Heeney Jr. and Jeff Hackworth. K-Zoo's Ken Kirby took the Semi Feature over Jimmy Gallegher and Chip Garlock. Doug Finley set fast time at 13.183 for the 31 car field.

The 50-lap Michigan Modified feature had a nice 15-car invert putting Lee Taylor and Justin Kazmar on the pole. Taylor took the early lead as the "Ohio Posse" Bud Perry jumped to the outside and was up to 3rd by lap 8. Perry quickly took the lead followed by Taylor and Mike Wells. Bill Luckherst followed Perry's line and was putting on a show as he worked up to 2nd from his 11th starting spot. Perry held a 10-car length lead as Luckherst quickly got a mirror full of Harry Parish. Jason Parish got by Taylor with 6 laps to go but had to settle for 4th at the line. Perry took the win as Luckherst held on over Parish, Jaon Parish and Lee Taylor.

Dick Mauer won the semi feature over Mike Piette, and Kyle Hicks. Harry Parish set fast time at 13.735 for the 31-car field.

The 50-lap Performance NW Street Stocks had Jason Hitsman and Ed Newman the front row. Newman ttok the early lead as fast qualifier, Mark Abee broke. Pat Dent, Mike McEwan and Mike Havens fought hard for 8th as John Forsythe battled Ken Clingan for 3rd. Lap 20 had Forsythe the quick car as he caught Newman for the lead. Dent was busy working Hitman for 3rd when a caution flew. The restart had Dent using his patented restart move to the outside of Forsythe. They touched, sending Dent into the wall and Forsythe limped to the pits with a flat tire. Both drivers were done for the night. Landon Hidy was quickly gaining positions and was in 3rd with 20 laps to go. A wild last 20 laps had Newman, Hidy and Hitsman trading paint for the lead. Hidy used the lapped car of John Ward to go three wide into turn 3. Ward spun into the infield causing a caution. The restart had Hidy diving under Newman into turn 1 for the lead. The two touched numerous times until Hidy prevailed down the backstretch. Hidy went on to win his largest victory of his career over Clingan, Newman, Hitsman and McEwan. Hitsman nipped Dave Parker for Semi-Feature #1 and Jerry Gifford beat Chris Gay for Semi #2. Mark Abee lead teh 41 car field with a lap of 14.724.

The Post-Net Pony Stocks had Chris VanGorden heading to the front from his 12th starting spot. Jason Townsend took the lead from the pole until being black flagged for speeding. VanGorden took off as Cathie Clingan was tapped by Sarles in turn 4, collecting Andy Sands and Norv Turner. The restart had Vangorden leading with Julie Abbot closing. Abbot caught VanGorden with 5 laps to go as the leader met traffic. VanGorden and Abbot went side by side for the last lap with VanGorden taking the win by inches over Abbot on the outside. Kyle Ballard brought home 3rd followed by Kenny Clark and Missy Bishop. Townsend and VanGorden won the heats and Clingan set quick time at 16.950.

The always exciting figure 8's were last out and and record field of 26 cars took the green flag. Ray Derminer and Randy Gilbert were the front row as Derminer took off and was not stopping as he was the early leader. Heavy, heavy, heavy intersection traffic filled the entire event as many times both sides just stopped. Joyce Derminer had her car being turned into a truck as she lost her rear sheetmetal due to being a used as a car ramp! Ray was leading until a hit in the x with Terry Winstead allowed drivers to get by. Frank Erlenbeck and Steve Utley set sail as cars blocked the intersection. It was a scorers nightmare as Utley looked to take the lead from Erlenbeck.

As the duo race through the "X" for the chekered flag, it was blocked and both drivers split to oppsosite sides. Utley lost control and almost flipped as Erlenbeck went on for the win over Utley who righted himself to get 2nd over Lonnie Hill. A post race inspection of a taped replay looked to have Erlenbeck a lap down and as of press time a winner has not been decided. {Erlenbeck was the winner}

Spartan Speedway would like to thank all the drivers and fans for making the 2002 Harvest 250 the best in the tracks history. This weekend we will have a special Fun Night as the Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pony Stocks hold a special event along with mechanics and Powder Puff races.


QUALIFYING RESULTS
Late Models                               
1         29        Doug Finley         13.183
2         71        Logan Beckwith      13.214
3         1         Phillip Massuch     13.214
4         24        Charlie Ryan        13.261
5         44        Jeff Hackworth      13.307
6         9         James Thiel         13.329
7         70        Harry Foote         13.355
8         3D        John Dunivon        13.364
9         1         Chris Place         13.370
10        34        John Ledwidge       13.373
11        FOX47     Bill Heeney         13.378
12        30        Joey Shuryan        13.385
13        43        Rob Buckley         13.389
14        40t       Ben Hidy            13.395
15        0         Len Roberts         13.429
16        14        Timothy Ryan        13.433
17        4         Dan Graham          13.473
18        44-       Bob Schippers       13.477
19        0         Ken Kirby           13.500
20        28        Chip Garlock        13.547
21        25        Jimmy Gallagher     13.567
22        0         Larry Roberts       13.604
23        7         Dale Lewis          13.616
24        13        Ben Price           13.648
25        15        Earl Miles          13.705
26        3G        Chuck Jr. Garrison  13.707
27        16        Eddie Hill          13.782
28        43        Pierre Goulet       13.870
29        68        Adam Rowe           13.922
30        45        Carl Sodman         13.931
31        96        Scott Modert        14.543
32        7         Jon McNett             DNQ
33        33        Dave Stehouwer         DNQ
Modifieds                                 
1         31        Harry Parish        13.735
2         57        Clint Heinz         13.833
3         FOX47     Terry Goldberg      13.835
4         1J        Jason Parish        13.924
5         33        Bill Luckhurst      13.953
6         72        Daniel M Loughan    13.960
7         1H        Brian Heeney        13.961
8         2         Bob Bauer           13.968
9         10        Bud Perry           13.976
10        32        Wayne Haughton      14.031
11        27        Nyle Weiler         14.049
12        0L        Mike Loughan        14.066
13        0w        Mike Wells          14.067
14        96        Justin Kazmar       14.073
15        99        Lee Taylor          14.073
16        88        Richard LaPratt     14.074
17        17        Brad Roberts        14.080
18        16        Dan Hamel           14.088
19        911       Richard Maurer      14.099
20        18        Michael Pietie      14.109
21        50        Leroy Ellis         14.113
22        3R        Rolly Olney         14.152
23        L5        Fred Lytle          14.162
24        73        Lanny Clawson       14.165
25        37        Gary Sherman        14.200
26        31SR      Ronald Parish       14.244
27        13        Ken Buchner         14.351
28        M1        Tom Williams        14.390
29        -1        Maynard Bigelow     14.554
30        X         Norman Shong        15.290
31        12        Cale Wiltse         20.191
Street Stocks                             
1         8         Mark Abee           14.724
2         145       Mike Havens         14.797
3         6         Pat Dent            14.806
4         87        Landon Hidy         14.808
5         21        Daniel Engel        14.897
6         252       Rob Patrick         14.944
7         38        Mike McEwan         14.953
8         5         Jeffrey Houghton    14.953
9         T2        Daniel Doc Dutton   14.982
10        25        John Forsythe       14.987
11        FOX47     Kenneth Clingan     15.031
12        x50       Edward Newman       15.057
13        8         Jason Hitsman       15.097
14        90        Jerry Gifford       15.133
15        11A       Donnie Austin       15.149
16        8         Chris Gay           15.168
17        81        Dave Parker         15.265
18        75        Mark Velasquez      15.325
19        31        Rick Gokee          15.393
20        50        Jay Woolworth       15.410
21        27        John M Ward         15.430
22        1         Roy Page            15.531
23        44        Trent Jenson        15.550
24        22        Howard McDonough    15.595
25        2         Jamie Feguer        15.614
26        M74       Nathan Moon         15.663
27        33        Mike Ammerman       15.711
28        83X       Mark Ragsdale       15.794
29        3r        Randy Lynn Squires  15.797
30        12        Jeff Titmus         15.797
31        94        Dave Bollis         15.823
32        2         Dan White           15.958
33        107       Ray DerMiner        15.959
34        23x       Joe Barnhart        16.058
35        7         Joyce DerMiner      16.081
36        50        Bob Flotke          16.398
37        8--       Kenneth Dollarhite  16.472
38        350       Terry Winstead      16.490
39        117       Richard Wurmnest III16.503
40        69        Al Williams         17.468
41        112       John Hitsman           DNQ
Pony Stocks                               
1         47        Cathie Clingan      16.950
2         424       Julie Abbott        17.149
3         38        Chris VanGorden     17.525
4         8         Kyle Ballard        17.534
5         61        Andy Sands          17.827
6         77        Missy Bishop        18.228
7         11        Kenny Clark         18.301
8         9a        Stephanie Smith     18.356
9         86        Arthur Kimball      18.395
10        2         Jerri Lynn Munn     18.526
11        88        Mannie Goodrich     18.553
12        1         Norv Stockel        18.986
13        28        Jason Townsend      19.275
14        3         Matt Sairls         19.552

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RACE RESULTS
Late Models                                                                     
"Results for September 1, 2002"         
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                    Feature             
29        Doug Finley         13.183              1.        01        Phillip Massuch
                                                  2.        34        John Ledwidge
Top Qualifier's                                   3.        70        Harry Foote
1.        29        Doug Finley                   4.        09        James Thiel
2.        71        Logan Beckwith                5.        30        Joey Shuryan
3.        01        Phillip Massuch               6.        FOX47     Bill Heeney
4.        24        Charlie Ryan                  7.        44        Jeff Hackworth
                                                  8.        25        Jimmy Gallagher
                                                  9.        44        Bob Schippers
                                                  10.       43        Rob Buckley
                                                  11.       1         Chris Place
                                                  12.       3D        John Dunivon
                                                  13.       007       Dale Lewis
                                                  14.       28        Chip Garlock
                                                  15.       0         Len Roberts
                                                  16.       40t       Ben Hidy
                                                  17.       14        Timothy Ryan
                                                  18.       29        Doug Finley
                                                  19.       71        Logan Beckwith
                                                  20.       15        Earl Miles
                                                  21.       24        Charlie Ryan
                                                  22.       4         Dan Graham          
                                                  23.       00        Ken Kirby
                                                  24.       00        Larry Roberts
                                                                      
                                                  Consi               
                                                  1.        00        Ken Kirby
                                                  2.        25        Jimmy Gallagher
                                                  3.        28        Chip Garlock
                                                  4.        007       Dale Lewis
                                                  5.        00        Larry Roberts
                                                  6.        15        Earl Miles
                                                  7.        13        Ben Price
                                                  8.        3G        Chuck Jr. Garrison
                                                  9.        16        Eddie Hill
                                                  10.       45        Carl Sodman
                                                  11.       96        Scott Modert
                                                  12.       68        Adam Rowe
                                                  13.       43        Pierre Goulet
Modifieds                                                             
"Results for September 1, 2002"         
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                    Feature             
31        Harry Parish        13.735              1.        10        Bud Perry
                                                  2.        33        Bill Luckhurst
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        31        Harry Parish
1.        31        Harry Parish                  4.        1J        Jason Parish
2.        57        Clint Heinz                   5.        99        Lee Taylor
3.        FOX47     Terry Golderg                 6.        1H        Brian Heeney
4.        1J        Jason Parish                  7.        57        Clint Heinz
                                                  8.        72        Daniel M Loughan
                                                  9.        17        Brad Roberts
                                                  10.       0w        Mike Wells
                                                  11.       96        Justin Kazmar
                                                  12.       37        Gary Sherman
                                                  13.       2         Bob Bauer
                                                  14.       FOX47     Terry Goldberg      
                                                  15.       88        Richard LaPratt
                                                  16.       50        Leroy Ellis
                                                  17.       16        Dan Hamel
                                                  18.       32        Wayne Haughton
                                                  19.       L5        Fred Lytle
                                                  20.       18        Michael Pietie
                                                  21.       27        Nyle Weiler
                                                  22.       31SR      Ronald Parish
                                                  23.       0L        Mike Loughan
                                                  24.       911       Richard Maurer
                                                                      
                                                  Consi               
                                                  1.        911       Richard Maurer
                                                  2.        18        Michael Pietie
                                                  3.        50        Leroy Ellis
                                                  4.        37        Gary Sherman
                                                  5.        L5        Fred Lytle
                                                  6.        31SR      Ronald Parish
                                                  7.        12        Cale Wiltse
                                                  8.        73        Lanny Clawson
                                                  9.        3R        Rolly Olney
                                                  10.       13        Ken Buchner
                                                  11.       1         Maynard Bigelow
                                                  12.       M1        Tom Williams
                                                  13.       X         Norman Shong
Street Stocks                                                                   
"Results for September 1, 2002"                                                                     
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                    Feature             
8         Mark Abee 14.724                        1.        87        Landon Hidy
                                                  2.        FOX47     Kenneth Clingan
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        x50       Edward Newman
1.        8         Mark Abee                     4.        8-        Jason Hitsman
2.        145       Mike Havens                   5.        38        Mike McEwan
3.        6         Pat Dent                      6.        21        Daniel Engel
4.        87        Landon Hidy                   7.        T2        Daniel Doc Dutton
                                                  8.        50        Jay Woolworth
                                                  9.        90        Jerry Gifford
                                                  10.       83X       Mark Ragsdale
                                                  11.       145       Mike Havens
                                                  12.       31        Rick Gokee
                                                  13.       75        Mark Velasquez
                                                  14.       81        Dave Parker
                                                  15.       44        Trent Jenson
                                                  16.       11A       Donnie Austin
                                                  17.       27        John M Ward
                                                  18.       25        John Forsythe
                                                  19.       6         Pat Dent
                                                  20.       252       Rob Patrick
                                                  21.       8         Chris Gay
                                                  22.       1         Roy Page
                                                  23.       8         Mark Abee
                                                  
                                                  Consi               
                                                  1.        63        Rich Kinch
                                                  2.        81        Dave Parker
                                                  3.        2         Jamie Feguer        
                                                  4.        83X       Mark Ragsdale
                                                  5.        3r        Randy Lynn Squires
                                                  6.        M74       Nathan Moon
                                                  7.        29H       Billy Hoover
                                                  8.        21        David Goostrey
                                                  9.        3         Thomas Trajnowski
                                                  10.       8         Kenneth Dollarhite
                                                  11.       33        Mike Ammerman
                                                  12.       2         Chuck Goostrey
                                                  13.       88        Jeff Campbell
                                                  14.       117       Richard Wurmnest III
Pony Stocks                                                                     
"Results for September 1, 2002"                             
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                    Feature             
47        Cathie Clingan      16.950              1.        38        Chris VanGorden
                                                  2.        424       Julie Abbott
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        8         Kyle Ballard
1.        47        Cathie Clingan                4.        11        Kenny Clark
2.        424       Julie Abbott                  5.        77        Missy Bishop
3.        38        Chris VanGorden               6.        9a        Stephanie Smith
4.        8         Kyle Ballard                  7.        86        Arthur Kimball
                                                  8.        88        Mannie Goodrich
Heat 1                                            9.        2         Jerri Lynn Munn
1.        28        Jason Townsend                10.       3         Matt Sairls
2.        3         Matt Sairls                   11.       47        Cathie Clingan
3.        88        Mannie Goodrich               12.       61        Andy Sands
4.        86        Arthur Kimball                13.       1         Norv Stockel
5.        9a        Stephanie Smith               14.       28        Jason Townsend
                                        
Heat 2                                  
1.        38        Chris VanGorden     
2.        47        Cathie Clingan      
3.        424       Julie Abbott        
4.        11        Kenny Clark         
5.        77        Missy Bishop        
Figure 8                                                       
"Feature Results for September 1, 2002"                        

Figure 8            
1         57        Frank Erlenbeck
2         9         Steve Utley
3         30        Eric Gilbert
4         27        Lonnie Hill
5         112       John Hitsman
6         74        Rick Gokee
7         107       Ray DerMiner
8         39        Randy Gilbert
9         10        Kevin Rodgers
10        80        Jeff Cummins
11        88        Lenny Hedger
12        22        Howard McDonough
13        94        Dave Bollis
14        7         Joyce DerMiner
15        12        Jeff Titmus
16        8         Ken Dollarhite
17        3R        Rollie Olney
18        54        Roger Kellogg
19        144       Victor Hitsman
20        33        Mike Amberman
21        x7        Jerry Atwell
22        2         Ed Newman
23        350       Terry Winstead
24        75        Mark Velasquez
25        61        Scott Gute
26        27        Glenn Caswell
27        11        Donnie Austin
28        8         Chuck Garrison
                                                               
Posted 9/4/02

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