Mod 50 at Spartan was “Smokin”


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

   The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division’s MOD 50, at the Spartan Speedway, a 50-lap feature, was a race car version of “catch me if you can.” Bill Butler and Nyle Weiler started on the pole with Weiler taking the lead at the green and Leroy Ellis bearing down on his rear bumper. Ellis took the lead on lap two as Perry Davenport made his way around Weiler and Butler to challenge Ellis, while the battle for third heated up between Tom Hernly Jr. and “Smokin” Bud Perry. The pair drove side by side for four laps, Hernly to the high side and Perry down low. Perry made the pass on lap nine, and it was Ellis, Davenport, Perry, Butler, and Weiler as the top five. Caution waved on lap 12 and Perry slipped under Ellis on the restart. A seven car pile-up on lap sixteen brought out the red flag and Perry drove away from the field on the restart, giving Ellis sole ownership of second. By lap twenty, a battle was shaping up between the fourth, fifth and sixth cars of Justin Kazmar, Chris Ozanich and Earl Miles. This trio fought for position with Kazmar and Ozanich running side by side, leaving Miles to pick a running partner. Miles followed Ozanich on the high side of Kazmar for twelve laps. Ozanich got around Kazmar on lap thirty, bringing Miles alongside Kazmar. Caution waved on lap 33 and on the restart, Miles made the pass on Kazmar and Ozanich took third from Butler. Miles got around Butler and took a look under Ozanich for third on lap 36. Caution waved for the last time on lap 38, giving Ellis, Ozanich, and Miles the opportunity to close up on Perry. On the restart, Perry checked out on the field as Miles and Ozanich went at it for third. The duo ran side by side, with Miles able to get under Ozanich on lap 45. Miles reeled in Ellis, catching him on the backstretch on lap 38 and stuck the nose under him. Ellis shut the door and at the checker, it was “Smokin” Bud Perry, of Edgerton, OH taking home the win. Ellis, Miles, Ozanich, and Kazmar rounded out the top five. Tim Easey, Ozanich and Ellis tallied heat wins.

   The Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans came down for the start of their 25-lap feature with Matt Kirchen and Tim Lahar sitting on the front row. At the green flag, Kirchen broke away from the field to take the lead. Damon Place fought his way up to second on lap two, and went to work to reel Kirchen in. Place caught Kirchen on lap six, but Kirchen got loose coming out of turn two on lap nine. Kirchen and Place got together bringing out the caution. Kirchen tacked on to the rear of the field as Place made his way to the pit and rejoined the field laps down. On the restart, it was Jack Koone Jr., Robbie Johnston and Dane Long sitting in the top three. Long dove under Johnston for second on lap 12 then set his sights on Koone for the lead. Lahar and Kirchen ran third and fourth, while Place tried to make up a lap, passing Lahar and Kirchen by lap 23, but couldn’t catch the leaders. Koone was able to hold off Long for the win and at the stripe, it was Koone, Long, Johnston, Lahar, and Kirchen. Kirchen won the heat for the division.

   Morgan Baird took the win for the Mini Cup division 25-lap feature. It was survival of the fittest as these zippy little racecars saw seven lead changes, one hard crash into the front stretch wall, a second crash into the wall and one car sliding on its roof down the front stretch. All drivers walked away, but Baird, after battling Tim Phillips and swapping the lead three times, walked away the winner. Phillips, Dave Harrision, Dave Wilson, and Josh Sattler came home second through fifth, respectively. Jesse Thatcher and Harrison scored wins in their heats.

   Rich Roberts blasted out of the starting gate, into the lead, for the 20-lap Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock feature while mayhem erupted behind him, as the ponies ran four-wide, two rows deep. Patrick Denison and Edson Rowley III gave chase, while Misty Allen built up a good head of steam on lap six and drove around fourth- and fifth- place cars to take away fourth. Wayne Beckner Jr. closed in on her to challenge for the spot, while on lap 10, Rowley moved into first around Roberts. Allen set her sights on Denison in third, while Todd Metz Jr. jumped to the outside of Beckner Jr. and they both went after Allen. Beckner Jr. made the pass on Denison for third and went after Roberts in second, as Metz Jr. took fifth away from Allen on lap 19. At the checker, it was Rowley III, Beckner Jr., Roberts, Denison, and Metz Jr. Heat winners were Joe Bates and Lex Jarecki.

   The Spartan Pure Stocks saw Spencer Drake take a commanding lead in the division’s 20-lap feature. Drake cruised to the win over Mark Carson, Mark Childers, Ian Schafer, and Jake Pearson. Carson took the heat win for the evening.

   Please join us Friday, June 5th, for Scout Night and their Push Car Awards. Any scout in uniform will be admitted free. Featured will be the Andrew’s Chevrolet Super Late Models, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. Friday, June 12th is Beacon Sales and Service “Dodge Night”, along with Kid’s Night and a Bike Giveaway. There will be a 50-lap Mod feature, along with regular features for Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, Pony Stocks, and Mini Cups. Friday, June 19th is a MOD 50 for Modifieds, along with Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, Pony Stocks, and a Pony Stock Figure 8. Check out our website at www.spartanspeedway.com for more information. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, May 29, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 10 Bud Perry 13.593 13.700     1 63 Tim Easey 8 13.989 7  
2 78 Travis Eddy 13.631 13.683     2 13 Ken Buchner 8 13.982 4  
3 81 Tom Hernley 13.645 13.651     3 31 Ron Parish 8 14.017 8  
4 73. Earl Miles 13.686 13.753     4 36 Tom Williams 8 14.258 7  
5 6. Perry Davenport 13.717 13.717     5 6 Matthew Schindewolf 8 14.275 5  
6 96 Justin Kazmar 13.726 13.802     6 40 Ken Ott 8 14.234 6  
7 50 Leroy Ellis 13.748 13.772     7 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.213 7  
8 7 Jon McNett 13.784 13.854                  
9 27. Nyle Weiler 13.811 13.860                    
10 M1 Bill Butler 13.827 13.834     Heat 2 Results:        
11 0z Chris Ozanich 13.857 13.878                    
12 49 John Mamula 13.867 13.877     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 M74 Nathan Moon 13.963 13.966     1 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.831 5  
14 47 Tracey Hernley 13.986 14.073     2 M74 Nathan Moon 8 13.959 6  
15 13 Ken Buchner 13.991 13.995     3 27. Nyle Weiler 8 13.891 2  
16 63 Tim Easey 13.998 14.027     4 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.909 3  
17 31 Ron Parish 14.011 14.018     5 49 John Mamula 8 13.846 4  
18 6 Matthew Schindewolf 14.072 14.116     6 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.103 3  
19 45 Jim Kennedy 14.104 14.147     7 7 Jon McNett 7 13.871 3  
20 36 Tom Williams 14.266 14.367                  
21 40 Ken Ott 14.473 14.513                    
              Heat 3 Results :        
Feature Results:                        
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap 1 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.674 3  
1 10 Bud Perry 50 13.412 36 2 6. Perry Davenport 8 13.644 6  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 50 13.723 22 3 73. Earl Miles 8 13.601 7  
3 73. Earl Miles 50 13.760 16 4 96 Justin Kazmar 8 13.805 8  
4 0z Chris Ozanich 50 13.853 19 5 78 Travis Eddy 8 13.711 7  
5 96 Justin Kazmar 50 13.868 12 6 10 Bud Perry 8 13.697 6  
6 M1 Bill Butler 50 13.931 38 7 81 Tom Hernley 8 13.688 7  
7 31 Ron Parish 50 13.895 22              
8 78 Travis Eddy 50 13.690 21                  
9 7 Jon McNett 50 13.743 21                  
10 27. Nyle Weiler 50 13.815 18                  
11 63 Tim Easey 50 13.937 21                  
12 47 Tracey Hernley 49 14.010 10                  
13 40 Ken Ott 48 14.355 24                  
14 49 John Mamula 33 13.873 1                
15 6. Perry Davenport 16 13.708 4                  
16 M74 Nathan Moon 16 14.025 3                  
17 45 Jim Kennedy 16 14.094 11                  
18 6 Matthew Schindewolf 14 14.146 7                  
19 13 Ken Buchner 13 14.026 7                  
20 81 Tom Hernley 10 13.788 4                  
21 36 Tom Williams 2 14.461 1                  
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, May 29, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 7L Dane Long 14.387 14.389     1 47 Matt Kirchen 8 14.797 8  
2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.591 14.603     2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 8 14.563 8  
3 55 Robert Johnston 14.623 14.623     3 72 James Scavarda 8 14.881 6  
4 24. Damon Place 14.750 14.764     4 x25 Timothy Lahar 8 14.934 5  
5 72 James Scavarda 14.830 14.834     5 55 Robert Johnston 8 14.804 6  
6 47 Matt Kirchen 14.852 14.875     6 24. Damon Place 8 15.020 3  
7 x25 Timothy Lahar 15.035 15.084     7 7L Dane Long 8 14.954 3  
8 13 Daniel Baschal 15.519 15.654     8 13 Daniel Baschal 8 15.651 1  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 01 Jack Koone Jr. 25 14.534 10                  
2 7L Dane Long 25 14.412 14                  
3 55 Robert Johnston 25 14.647 14                  
4 x25 Timothy Lahar 25 15.012 9                  
5 47 Matt Kirchen 25 14.944 7                  
6 24. Damon Place 24 14.872 4                  
7 13 Daniel Baschal 24 15.506 3                  
8 72 James Scavarda 14 14.775 12                  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, May 29, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.522 16.547     1 63 Joe Bates 8 16.940 3  
2 55 Edson Rowley III 16.538 16.649     2 11 Brian Beckner 8 17.241 8  
3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.570 16.589     3 7 Zachary McIntosh 8 17.598 3  
4 10. Lexus Jarecki 16.705 16.977     4 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 17.983 3  
5 38 Patrick Denison 16.776 16.832     5 10J Marisa Jones 8 17.872 5  
6 82 Misty Allen 16.829 16.850     6 10 Terry Henderson 8 18.431 7  
7 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 16.894 16.947     7 32 James Harbenski 7 20.438 1  
8 5 Rich Roberts 16.911 16.919                  
9 63 Joe Bates 17.067 17.094                    
10 7 Zachary McIntosh 17.474 17.513     Heat 2 Results:        
11 11 Brian Beckner 17.529 17.751                    
12 22 Bradley Harbenski 18.098 18.102     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 10 Terry Henderson 18.581 18.728     1 10. Lexus Jarecki 8 16.811 4  
14 10J Marisa Jones 19.198 19.410     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.050 3  
15 1 Bryan Jenks 20.755 -.---     3 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 8 17.001 5  
16 32 James Harbenski 23.266 24.255     4 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.584 4  
              5 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.718 6  
Feature Results:         6 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.733 5  
              7 82 Misty Allen 8 16.779 5  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   8 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.577 5  
1 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.544 4                  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.638 14                
3 5 Rich Roberts 20 16.953 9                  
4 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.742 13              
5 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.619 4              
6 82 Misty Allen 20 16.727 9              
7 10. Lexus Jarecki 20 16.571 16              
8 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 20 16.937 10              
9 63 Joe Bates 20 17.032 11              
10 11 Brian Beckner 20 17.213 3              
11 7 Zachary McIntosh 19 17.626 6              
12 22 Bradley Harbenski 19 17.765 5              
13 1 Bryan Jenks 19 17.723 7                  
14 10 Terry Henderson 19 18.190 4                  
15 32 James Harbenski 18 20.623 2                  
16 10J Marisa Jones 17 19.808 2                  
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, May 29, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 88 Marc Childers 16.493 16.516     1 77 Mark Carson 8 16.736 5  
2 77 Mark Carson 16.575 16.609     2 33 Matt Childers 8 16.972 4  
3 26 Jacob Pearson 16.607 16.626     3 28 Spencer Drake 8 16.330 2  
4 28 Spencer Drake 16.669 16.916     4 88 Marc Childers 8 16.717 7  
5 33 Matt Childers 16.932 16.936     5 26 Jacob Pearson 8 16.886 2  
6 30 Ian Schafer 17.112 17.165     6 30 Ian Schafer 8 17.012 1  
7 14 Samantha Olsen 17.533 17.596     7 14 Samantha Olsen 8 17.326 5  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 28 Spencer Drake 20 16.301 4                  
2 77 Mark Carson 20 16.685 7                  
3 88 Marc Childers 20 16.644 12                  
4 30 Ian Schafer 20 16.628 4                  
5 26 Jacob Pearson 20 16.667 19                  
6 33 Matt Childers 20 16.849 7                  
7 14 Samantha Olsen 8 17.253 8                  


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