Beckner Takes the Win at Spartan


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

   Brian Beckner scored his first win of the 2009 season in the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division, at the Spartan Speedway, on Friday, June 5th. Starting in the 12th position, B. Beckner had a lot of ground to cover and on the last three laps, battled his brother, Wayne Beckner Jr., for the win. The field bunched up after the green flag flew and ran in a pack for the first three laps, sometimes three- and four-wide. George Wyers took the lead from Brad Harbenski with Joe Bates issuing a challenge on lap three. Bates moved into first on lap six, as Rich Roberts joined the fight. Back in the pack, B. Beckner was methodically picking off cars, making his way to the front. On lap nine, it was Bates, Roberts, Wyers, Edson Rowley III, and B. Beckner as the top five. Bates continued to lead as Beckner picked off Roberts, and challenged for the lead after caution waved when Rowley and Roberts got together. Beckner took the lead on lap 16 but wasn’t alone. W. Beckner Jr. tacked himself on his brother’s bumper and the two went at it for the remaining three laps. Todd Metz Jr. and Patrick Denison made late race runs to the front, and at the checker, it was B. Beckner, W. Beckner Jr., Metz Jr., Patrick Denison, and Bates as the top five. Bates and Lex Jarecki won their heats.

   The Spartan Speedway Pure Stock division may have been small in numbers, but they put on a great show. Matt Childers jumped out to the lead, as Justin Lewis, Ian Schafer, Mark Carson, Jordan Lechota and Jake Pearson all battled for position. Schafer moved into second around Lewis to challenge Childers for first, as Lechota made his way to the front. Lechota made the pass on Schafer on lap seven, Childers bobbled on lap eight, opening the door for Lechota to slip into first. It was a battle royale for position for the remainder of the eleven laps, but at the stripe, it was Lechota, Childers, Schafer, Pearson, and Lewis. Lechota also won the heat.

   The Andrew’s Chevrolet Super Late Models ran their caution-riddled 40 lap feature, as caution waved 10 times during the event. A great race for the lead shaped up between Phil Bozell and Jimmy Gallagher after the green flag was displayed. Jon McNett sat in third and jumped to his signature outside line to take the lead on lap seven. P. Bozell and Gallagher duked it out for second as McNett pulled away from the field with Gallagher taking second on lap ten. Caution waved for a spin involving Andy Bozell in fifth and Chad Finley in fourth. Both were sent to the rear of the field, moving Dave Stehouwer and Donny Ritter into the top five. Caution waved on the restart, and again on lap sixteen and once under green, McNett picked up where he left off, checking out on the field, leaving Gallagher, P. Bozell and Stehouwer to fight it out amongst themselves by lap 20. This three car battle raged on through lap 32 when A. Bozell joined the trio, just as Stehouwer moved around P. Bozell for third. A. Bozell followed Stehouwer through to sit in fourth. A. Bozell jumped to the outside of Stehouwer and took away third, as well as making short work of Gallagher to sit in second. A. Bozell went to work, reeling in McNett but couldn’t make the pass before laps ran out. At the line, it was McNett, A. Bozell, Stehouwer, Gallagher, and P. Bozell. Walt Obrinske Jr. and P. Bozell scored wins in their heats.

   The Performance NW Sportsmans lined up for their 25-lap feature, with Matt Kirchen taking the early lead over Dane Long and Jimmy Scavarda. Long went to the outside of Kirchen for the lead, while Damon Place charged into second from his sixth starting position on lap three. Scavarda and Ron Heeney jumped into the mix, with Heeney taking away the second spot on lap 11. Scavarda went to work on Place for third, but couldn’t get it done. After 25 laps, it was Long, Heeney, Place, Scavarda, and Kirchen as the top five. Long tallied the heat win for the division as well.

   Bubba Brooks took a commanding lead in the Valvoline Instant Oil Change 35-lap Modified feature, leaving Ron Parish and Bud Perry to duke it out for second. Parish was able to put a bit of distance between Perry and himself on lap 11, but caution on lap 12 closed up the field, effectively wiping out Brooks’ and Parish’s advantages. On the restart, Perry got a run on the outside of Parish, taking away second, as Brooks pulled away from him to hold onto first. Leroy Ellis, Wayne Haughton, and Earl Miles had a battle of their own going on, with Ellis breaking away to challenge Perry for second. Perry got a good run on Brooks on lap 19 and took the lead on lap 20, while Ellis took a look under Brooks as caution came out. Perry, Brooks, and Ellis ran one, two and three on the restart. Ellis moved into second but couldn’t reel in Perry for the win. At the checker, it was Perry, Ellis, Brooks, Haughton and Miles. Nyle Weiler, Ken Buchner and Haughton won their heats.

   Please join us each and every Friday night for exciting short track racing. June 12th is Dodge Night, sponsored by Beacon Sales and Service. It is also Kid’s Night plus a bike giveaway. Our racing program will feature Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks and Mini Cups. June 19th is a MOD 50 featuring the Modifieds, Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, Pony Stocks and the exciting Pony Stock Figure 8’s. Sunday, June 21st is a special show sponsored by Performance Automotive NW featuring the Stan Perry Late Model 75, Slugfest and Double Figure 8’s, featuring Super Late Models, Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, and Pony Stocks. It is also Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Night. Special show pricing will apply. Please check out the website at www.spartanspeedway.com for more information. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, June 05, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 83 Andy Bozell 13.251 13.301     1 T3 Walt Obrinske 8 13.589 5  
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.446 13.464     2 007 Dale Lewis 8 13.674 4  
3 7 Jon McNett 13.447 13.471     3 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.881 3  
4 42 Chad Finley 13.521 13.589     4 94 Evan Barrett 8 13.808 4  
5 86 Donnie Ritter 13.540 13.588     5 3G Chuck Garrison 8 13.884 6  
6 63 Tim Ryan 13.548 15.093     6 18. Dean Gassert 8 13.814 7  
7 8 Phil Bozell 13.581 13.608     7 16 Mike Ammerman 0 -.--- -  
8 25 Jim Gallagher 13.611 13.694                  
9 T3 Walt Obrinske 13.620 13.642                    
10 94 Evan Barrett 13.629 13.727     Heat 2 Results:        
11 007 Dale Lewis 13.699 13.757                    
12 3 Logan Beckwith 13.772 13.775     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 3G Chuck Garrison 13.964 13.975     1 8 Phil Bozell 8 13.574 6  
14 16 Mike Ammerman 14.112 14.243     2 42 Chad Finley 8 13.517 3  
15 18. Dean Gassert 14.480 14.504     3 25 Jim Gallagher 8 13.612 5  
              4 63 Tim Ryan 8 13.666 5  
              5 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.677 2  
              6 83 Andy Bozell 8 13.575 2  
              7 7 Jon McNett 8 13.679 4  
              8 86 Donnie Ritter 8 13.529 3  
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 7 Jon McNett 40 13.423 18                  
2 83 Andy Bozell 40 13.478 38                  
3 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.511 4                  
4 25 Jim Gallagher 40 13.562 11                  
5 8 Phil Bozell 40 13.528 5                  
6 94 Evan Barrett 40 13.725 7                  
7 T3 Walt Obrinske 40 13.747 6                  
8 42 Chad Finley 40 13.501 3                  
9 3G Chuck Garrison 40 13.859 19                  
10 18. Dean Gassert 40 13.902 22                  
11 86 Donnie Ritter 30 13.634 1                  
12 63 Tim Ryan 30 13.570 7                  
13 007 Dale Lewis 22 13.578 5                  
14 3 Logan Beckwith 2 13.972 2                  
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, June 05, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 6. Perry Davenport 13.661 13.670     1 27. Nyle Weiler 8 13.883 1  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 13.700 13.725     2 63 Tim Easey 8 13.896 3  
3 10 Bud Perry 13.749 13.761     3 98 Rob Newman 8 13.901 5  
4 73. Earl Miles 13.752 13.791     4 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.948 4  
5 80 Michael Brooks 13.758 13.822     5 M74 Nathan Moon 8 13.926 5  
6 32 Wayne Haughton 13.758 13.797     6 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.914 4  
7 31 Ron Parish 13.766 13.779     7 49 John Mamula 8 13.901 4  
8 81 Tom Hernley 13.809 13.944                  
9 49 John Mamula 13.824 13.869                    
10 0z Chris Ozanich 13.825 13.912     Heat 2 Results:        
11 M1 Bill Butler 13.863 13.879                    
12 98 Rob Newman 13.900 13.901     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 M74 Nathan Moon 13.903 14.016     1 13 Ken Buchner 8 14.091 6  
14 63 Tim Easey 13.907 13.915     2 36 Tom Williams 8 14.405 2  
15 27. Nyle Weiler 14.017 14.038     3 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.350 8  
16 13 Ken Buchner 14.023 14.039     4 7 Jon McNett 8 13.868 2  
17 47 Tracey Hernley 14.052 14.140     5 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.238 2  
18 45 Jim Kennedy 14.111 14.129     6 88. Richard LaPratt 8 14.162 6  
19 88. Richard LaPratt 14.172 14.260     7 17 Mark Carl 8 14.724 5  
20 7 Jon McNett 14.183 14.205                  
21 36 Tom Williams 14.318 14.366                    
22 17 Mark Carl 14.405 14.415                  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 10 Bud Perry 35 13.599 26                  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.622 25                  
3 80 Michael Brooks 35 13.666 10                  
4 32 Wayne Haughton 35 13.743 13                  
5 73. Earl Miles 35 13.711 14                  
6 49 John Mamula 35 13.857 15                  
7 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.807 15                  
8 98 Rob Newman 35 13.914 15                  
9 63 Tim Easey 35 13.869 15                  
10 6. Perry Davenport 35 13.746 25                  
11 13 Ken Buchner 35 13.931 4                  
12 27. Nyle Weiler 35 13.949 4                  
13 7 Jon McNett 35 13.915 23                  
14 47 Tracey Hernley 35 14.029 9                  
15 36 Tom Williams 35 14.089 19                  
16 45 Jim Kennedy 35 14.167 23                  
17 88. Richard LaPratt 26 14.101 8                  
18 31 Ron Parish 19 13.723 4                  
19 M74 Nathan Moon 12 14.023 7                  
20 17 Mark Carl 3 15.022 2                  
21 M1 Bill Butler 0 -.--- -                  
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, June 05, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 14.428 14.507     1 7L Dane Long 8 14.431 7  
2 7L Dane Long 14.435 14.450     2 70 Ron Heeney 8 14.497 5  
3 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.616 14.633     3 72 James Scavarda 8 14.676 4  
4 18 Bubber Patrick 14.784 15.039     4 47 Matt Kirchen 8 14.964 5  
5 72 James Scavarda 14.801 14.916     5 24. Damon Place 8 14.844 6  
6 47 Matt Kirchen 14.905 14.950     6 13 Daniel Baschal 8 15.991 4  
7 24. Damon Place 15.129 15.259     7 01 Jack Koone Jr. 4 14.618 4  
8 13 Daniel Baschal 15.389 15.598                  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 7L Dane Long 25 14.477 8                  
2 70 Ron Heeney 25 14.545 12                  
3 24. Damon Place 25 14.766 5                  
4 72 James Scavarda 25 14.708 8                  
5 47 Matt Kirchen 25 15.080 10                  
6 13 Daniel Baschal 23 15.806 5                  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, June 05, 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 16.421 16.499     1 63 Joe Bates 8 17.057 4  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.507 16.531     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 16.922 6  
3 11 Brian Beckner 16.569 16.604     3 10J Marisa Jones 8 17.143 6  
4 55 Edson Rowley III 16.626 16.639     4 31 George Wyers 8 17.228 3  
5 82 Misty Allen 16.706 16.768     5 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 18.125 2  
6 38 Patrick Denison 16.751 16.809     6 7. Michael Rouse 8 18.324 5  
7 10. Lexus Jarecki 16.805 16.901     7 1 Bryan Jenks 8 18.372 3  
8 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 16.909 17.036                  
9 5 Rich Roberts 17.004 17.167                    
10 63 Joe Bates 17.032 17.053     Heat 2 Results:        
11 31 George Wyers 17.096 17.163                    
12 10J Marisa Jones 17.192 17.262     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 1 Bryan Jenks 17.820 18.152     1 10. Lexus Jarecki 8 16.775 5  
14 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.897 18.040     2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.586 5  
15 7. Michael Rouse 18.657 18.674     3 11 Brian Beckner 8 16.591 6  
              4 82 Misty Allen 8 16.913 3  
              5 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.738 5  
              6 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 8 17.026 8  
              7 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.865 7  
              8 38 Patrick Denison 8 17.059 5  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 11 Brian Beckner 20 16.589 7                  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.534 8                  
3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.602 20                  
4 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.777 8                  
5 63 Joe Bates 20 17.078 10                  
6 10. Lexus Jarecki 20 16.878 11                  
7 82 Misty Allen 20 16.967 9                  
8 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 20 17.071 20                  
9 31 George Wyers 20 17.238 5                  
10 10J Marisa Jones 20 17.274 10                  
11 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.053 7                  
12 22 Bradley Harbenski 20 17.705 1                  
13 7. Michael Rouse 19 18.103 17                  
14 55 Edson Rowley III 15 16.910 7                  
15 1 Bryan Jenks 15 17.623 3                  
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, June 05, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 J1 Jordan Lechota 16.256 16.395     1 J1 Jordan Lechota 8 16.309 8  
2 77 Mark Carson 16.778 16.919     2 33 Matt Childers 8 16.884 4  
3 26 Jacob Pearson 16.800 16.924     3 30 Ian Schafer 8 16.787 5  
4 30 Ian Schafer 16.879 16.937     4 103 Justin Lewis 8 17.021 5  
5 103 Justin Lewis 16.895 16.939     5 26 Jacob Pearson 8 16.785 4  
6 33 Matt Childers 16.978 17.052     6 77 Mark Carson 8 16.781 6  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 J1 Jordan Lechota 20 16.342 10                  
2 33 Matt Childers 20 16.995 11                  
3 30 Ian Schafer 20 16.792 6                  
4 26 Jacob Pearson 20 16.858 8                  
5 103 Justin Lewis 20 17.094 7                  
6 77 Mark Carson 20 17.022 8                  


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