Poor Paul Hosts Sunday “Harvest” of Speed


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Poor Paul’s 275 very quickly became Poor Paul’s 310, Sunday, September 6th, as 100-plus cars filled the pit area, making it necessary to run A- and B-Mains for the Sportsman division and a Consi for the Modified division. This Sunday show has been a highly competitive tradition at the speedway, marking the end of the racing season.

   Twenty-two Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks lined up for their feature and at the drop of the green, Rich Roberts led the charge, but three quick cautions allowed Brian Beckner to take advantage of the restarts and soon found himself in the lead. Patrick Denison and Wayne Beckner Jr. gave chase. B. Beckner had to pick his way through heavy traffic, allowing Denison and Beckner Jr. to reel him in, while Mike Dailey and Jake Thompson closed in on the second- and third-place cars. When the smoke cleared after and altercation on lap 23, it was clear that B. Beckner’s night was over, thus handing the lead over to Denison. On the restart, Todd Metz Jr. drove around Thompson and Dailey into third, while Beckner Jr. saved a little something for Denison, diving under Denison, beating him to the checker with a last lap pass for the win. Metz Jr., Edson Rowley III and Dailey rounded out the top five. Rowley was awarded the Sunday Slugfest Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock Championship.

   Twenty-seven Spartan Pure Stocks were unleashed for their 25-lap feature and the competition was fast and furious, with Spartan’s very own Josh Sevenski taking the lead at the green, with Adam Rowe, Kyle Drake and Spencer Drake in hot pursuit. Lonnie Saumier made short work of the twelve cars between himself and Sevenski, taking over the lead, while Nick Lechota challenged Sevenski for second. Nick Johnston and Chad Lamson worked their way to the front, as Lechota took over the second spot and Lamson went to work on Sevenski for third. Lamson got around both Sevenski and Lechota but didn’t have enough to reel in Saumier. Saumier took the win over Lamson, Lechota, Johnston and Sevenski and was crowned 2009 Sunday Slugfest Spartan Pure Stock Champ.

   Twenty-one Andrew’s Chevrolet Super Late Models timed in for their 100-lap feature, with Muskegon’s Dave Stehouwer looking to be the one to beat. Stehouwer jumped out to the early lead with Chad Finley and Chris Hettinger trying to keep him in the crosshairs. Finley reeled him in, while Kurt Spalding and Evan Barrett made their move to the front. It was a battle royale between Spalding and Barrett, with Barrett eventually taking the spot away, but Spalding never gave up, allowing Phil and Andy Bozell and Phil Massuch to set their sights on Stehouwer. Finley tried the low side of Stehouwer with twenty laps to go, got all kinds of loose, opening the door for A. Bozell and Massuch to tack onto Stehouwer’s rear bumper. After a trip to the pit and having to tack onto the rear of the field on lap 40, Jack Landis was looking at Bozell’s back bumper in the fourth position. Landis jumped to the high side and simply drove around the competition on the outside and took the lead from Stehouwer with three laps remaining and went on to win with Massuch, Finley and A. Bozell rounding out the top five.

   Twenty-four Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds tested their mettle on the tight ¼-mile bullring, with Joseph Morisette, Nyle Weiler, Megan Carpenter and Nate Moon all having to race their way into the 50-lap feature. Chris Stearns jumped behind the wheel of a Mod, leading the first eight laps until 2009 champion, Leroy Ellis, drove under him and into the lead. John Mamula and Wayne Haughton were duking it out for third, with Haughton taking the spot away. Haughton was able to get around Stearns for second while fast-qualifier, Tom Hernly Jr. continued his march to the front. Larry Wallace sat just outside of the top five at the halfway point when caution waved. On the restart, Wallace went to work on Mamula for fifth, took the spot away, and also made the pass on Stearns for fourth. Haughton and Hernly were battling for position with Haughton able to hold off Hernly. Wallace over-powered Hernly to sit in third but ran out of laps to run down Haughton for second. At the checkers, it was Ellis, Haughton, Wallace, Hernly and Stearns.

   Thirty Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans were in competition as the competition director and general manager opened up the rules allowing the division to grow for the Sunday special. After struggling all season with low car counts, it was a pleasant surprise that there was the need to run both an A- and B-Main, as Sportsman after Sportsman timed in earlier in the day. Rick McMullen took the early lead when the green flag waved on the A-Main, with Jim Russell and Don Riley running second and third. Jimmy Scavarda jumped to the high side, opening up the bottom for Mike Ammerman to begin his trek to the front. Ammerman made short work of the competition, taking away the top spot, as Todd Foote and Phil Bozell worked their way to the front behind Ammerman. As laps wound down, Bozell made his way around Foote and Robbie Johnston picked off Andy Bozell to sit in the top five. At the line, it was Ammerman, P. Bozell, Foote, Scavarda, and Johnston. Johnston took home 2009 Sunday Slugfest Champion honors for the division. The B-Main was wild and wooly, as Jimmy Novak led the charge over Randy Foley and Jim Miller. Miller took over the lead with Ben Hidy poised to strike by the halfway point. Hidy took the lead with lots of pressure from Miller, but Hidy prevailed. Tony Basalone, Novak and Steve Oberst rounded out the top five behind Hidy and Miller.

   Todd Metz Jr. took the Pony Stock Figure 8 win over Trent Jenson, Rich Roberts, Patrick Denison, and Todd Metz Sr., but Edson Rowley III earned the title of Sunday Slugfest Pony Stock Figure 8 champion. In the Pure Stock Figure 8 competition, Chad Lamson once again out-ran the competition to take the Sunday Slugfest Pure Stock Figure 8 championship. Lamson took the win over Andrew Burton, Joe O’Leary, Jerry Persails Jr., and Jordan Lechota.

   One last fling remains before the 2009 season ends at the Spartan Speedway when the ever-popular School Bus Figure 8’s return on “Fun Night”, Friday, Sept.11th. All the rules fly out the window for the Mods, Sportsmans, Pure Stocks and Pony Stocks. Also slated to run are Figure 8 Trailer races, with the possible addition of other wacky events if enough cars show up to participate. Special pricing will apply for this show. Please join us as we close out another season of racing at the “Track the Stars Call Home,” the Spartan Speedway. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Sunday, September 06, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 83 Andy Bozell 13.352 13.403     1 10 Jack Landis 100 13.460 99  
2 10 Jack Landis 13.368 13.375     2 33 Dave Stehouwer 100 13.463 4  
3 8 Phil Bozell 13.368 13.396     3 01 Phil Massuch 100 13.643 99  
4 29 Doug Finley 13.413 13.443     4 83 Andy Bozell 100 13.639 47  
5 01 Phil Massuch 13.445 13.447     5 42 Chad Finley 100 13.511 9  
6 3 Logan Beckwith 13.448 13.522     6 3 Logan Beckwith 100 13.701 1  
7 40 Kurt Spaulding 13.467 13.505     7 63 Tim Ryan 100 13.574 7  
8 94. Evan Barrett 13.499 13.509     8 8 Phil Bozell 100 13.625 46  
9 42 Chad Finley 13.502 13.509       9 25 Chris Hettinger 100 13.675 8  
10 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.529 13.543     10 40 Kurt Spaulding 100 13.661 46  
11 25 Chris Hettinger 13.536 13.558       11 29 Doug Finley 100 13.712 76  
12 84. Harry Foote 13.546 13.583     12 7 Jon McNett 100 13.677 3  
13 3. Bill Tomlinson 13.550 13.588     13 94. Evan Barrett 100 13.637 22  
14 84 Joe Hodgeson 13.571 13.612     14 3. Bill Tomlinson 99 13.705 18  
15 7 Jon McNett 13.584 13.602     15 34 John Ledwidge 98 13.902 6  
16 63 Tim Ryan 13.586 13.614     16 25. Jim Gallagher 73 13.702 18  
17 25. Jim Gallagher 13.634 13.653     17 2. Bob Bauer 67 13.844 19  
18 76 Doug Rodanhisler 13.690 13.746     18 T3 Walt Obrinske 62 13.673 5  
19 T3 Walt Obrinske 13.708 13.719     19 84. Harry Foote 52 13.666 7  
20 34 John Ledwidge 13.783 13.787     20 84 Joe Hodgeson 43 13.706 12  
21 2. Bob Bauer -.--- -.---       21 76 Doug Rodanhisler 29 13.857 22  
                             
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Sunday, September 06, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Consi Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 81 Tom Hernley 13.663 13.730     1 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 15 14.032 3  
2 32 Wayne Haughton 13.690 13.699     2 M74 Nathan Moon 15 13.997 5  
3 55 Larry Wallace 13.699 13.713     3 27. Nyle Weiler 15 14.017 4  
4 50 Leroy Ellis 13.719 13.723     4 8. Megan Carpenter 15 14.087 7  
5 8 Sonny Coito 13.748 13.813     5 13 Ken Buchner 15 14.060 11  
6 17 Dusty Carl 13.774 13.811     6 20 Lindsay Katz 15 14.351 5  
7 88. AJ Foote 13.793 13.820     7 54 Rodger Kellogg 15 14.760 7  
8 49 John Mamula 13.825 13.882     8 17H Jim Heeney 12 14.397 5  
9 M15 Chris Stearns 13.845 13.847                    
10 0z Chris Ozanich 13.863 13.932     Feature Results:        
11 31 Ron Parish 13.866 13.966                    
12 911 Richard Maurer 13.886 13.889     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 88 Dan Loughan 13.888 13.959     1 50 Leroy Ellis 50 13.782 16  
14 6. Perry Davenport 13.904 13.908     2 32 Wayne Haughton 50 13.853 25  
15 45 Jim Kennedy 13.913 13.927     3 55 Larry Wallace 50 13.729 29  
16 98 Rob Newman 13.929 13.963     4 81 Tom Hernley 50 13.767 33  
17 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 13.966 13.976     5 M15 Chris Stearns 50 13.958 32  
18 27. Nyle Weiler 13.973 14.057     6 49 John Mamula 50 13.997 18  
19 13 Ken Buchner 14.070 14.072     7 0z Chris Ozanich 50 14.018 38  
20 8. Megan Carpenter 14.083 14.101     8 17 Dusty Carl 50 14.014 40  
21 M74 Nathan Moon 14.091 14.096       9 31 Ron Parish 50 14.026 14  
22 17H Jim Heeney 14.334 14.380     10 88. AJ Foote 50 13.858 10  
23 20 Lindsay Katz 14.383 14.433       11 45 Jim Kennedy 50 13.956 27  
24 54 Rodger Kellogg 14.941 15.012   12 98 Rob Newman 50 14.165 26  
25 73. Earl Miles -.--- -.---   13 88 Dan Loughan 50 14.008 34  
            14 27. Nyle Weiler 50 14.118 38  
            15 8. Megan Carpenter 50 14.147 18  
            16 8 Sonny Coito 36 13.990 7  
            17 M74 Nathan Moon 35 14.168 6  
            18 911 Richard Maurer 24 13.951 8  
            19 6. Perry Davenport 3 14.191 3  
            20 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 2 14.442 2  
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Sunday, September 06, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           A Main Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 6x Phil Bozell 13.991 14.066     1 16 Mike Ammerman 30 14.256 25  
2 10. Todd Foote 14.053 14.085     2 6x Phil Bozell 30 14.194 23  
3 55 Robby Johnston 14.122 14.139     3 10. Todd Foote 30 14.310 23  
4 70 Ron Heeney 14.162 14.200     4 72 James Scavarda 30 14.383 22  
5 16 Mike Ammerman 14.204 14.235     5 55 Robby Johnston 30 14.377 14  
6 16. Andy Bozell 14.205 14.229     6 16. Andy Bozell 30 14.351 23  
7 72 James Scavarda 14.233 14.260     7 01 Jack Koone Jr. 30 14.553 18  
8 97. Matt Frazier 14.273 14.301     8 9 Rickey McMullen 30 14.477 2  
9 22 Don Riley 14.347 14.368       9 22 Don Riley 30 14.562 4  
10 71. Kyle Ballard 14.348 14.552     10 20 Darrell Taylor 30 14.572 4  
11 9 Rickey McMullen 14.373 14.458       11 6 James Russell 30 14.460 3  
12 6 James Russell 14.464 14.512     12 6. Ian Sprague 30 14.506 4  
13 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.491 14.501     13 71. Kyle Ballard 30 14.708 16  
14 6 Ian Sprague 14.514 14.567     14 70 Ron Heeney 18 14.319 12  
15 20 Darrell Taylor 14.535 14.536     15 97. Matt Frazier 18 14.501 14  
16 50w Bob Flotka 14.556 14.566                  
17 71 Chet Allen III 14.633 14.661     B Main Results:        
18 69 Tony Basalone 14.652 14.658                  
19 47 Matt Kirchen 14.675 14.710     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
20 97 Ben Hidy 14.682 14.687     1 97 Ben Hidy 25 14.680 7  
21 27 Derek Wiley 14.706 14.771       2 9. James Miller Jr 25 14.699 21  
22 10 Stephen Oberst  (Super X) 14.752 14.762     3 69 Tony Basalone 25 14.717 21  
23 9. James Miller Jr 14.801 14.802       4 M53 James Novak III 25 14.821 5  
24 x25 Timothy Lahar 14.822 14.834   5 10 Stephen Oberst  (Super X) 25 14.853 12  
25 92 Randy Foley 14.970 15.041   6 M1 Matthew Mosier 25 15.125 5  
26 M53 James Novak III 15.005 15.007   7 12 Matthew Hogan 21 16.599 7  
27 34 Ron Vance 15.106 15.119   8 27 Derek Wiley 13 14.788 5  
28 M1 Matthew Mosier 15.140 15.168   9 71 Chet Allen III 13 14.830 9  
29 12 Matthew Hogan 16.502 16.543   10 92 Randy Foley 13 15.044 10  
30 K9 G Miller Sr 19.811 -.---   11 34 Ron Vance 13 15.201 8  
31 75 Craig Willett -.--- -.---   12 47 Matt Kirchen 7 14.860 6  
            13 x25 Timothy Lahar 7 15.177 7  
                14 50w Bob Flotka 7 14.899 5  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Sunday, September 06, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 50 Jake Thompson 16.324 16.641     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 25 16.423 10  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.398 16.442     2 38 Patrick Denison 25 16.586 14  
3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.399 16.423     3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 25 16.461 20  
4 11 Brian Beckner 16.493 16.531     4 55 Edson Rowley III 25 16.756 13  
5 12. Marq Eaton 16.596 16.635     5 424 Mike Dailey 25 16.744 19  
6 55 Edson Rowley III 16.654 16.673     6 50 Jake Thompson 25 16.572 15  
7 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.756 16.909     7 7 Lexus Jarecki 25 16.646 18  
8 38 Patrick Denison 16.866 16.871     8 1 Scott Amy 25 16.926 20  
9 1 Scott Amy 16.873 16.923       9 12. Marq Eaton 25 16.766 8  
10 424 Mike Dailey 16.926 16.961     10 5 Rich Roberts 25 17.105 23  
11 82 Misty Allen 16.977 17.059       11 55. Daniel Gokee 25 17.095 10  
12 10J Marisa Jones 17.071 17.133     12 86 Todd Metz Sr 25 16.737 6  
13 5 Rich Roberts 17.078 17.192     13 11 Brian Beckner 25 16.517 10  
14 31 George Wyers 17.104 17.105     14 23. Darren Wright 25 16.655 17  
15 23. Darren Wright 17.155 17.163     15 31 George Wyers 25 17.165 9  
16 44 Trent Jenson 17.273 17.424     16 22 Bradley Harbenski 25 17.269 6  
17 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.490 17.504     17 44 Trent Jenson 24 17.323 8  
18 38. Steve Cadwell 17.679 17.763     18 82 Misty Allen 24 16.972 6  
19 09 Mark Lawless 18.035 18.038     19 10J Marisa Jones 22 16.943 16  
20 07 Rachel Carpenter 18.065 18.482     20 09 Mark Lawless 21 17.800 4  
21 31 Randy Kretzinger Jr 18.262 18.367       21 38. Steve Cadwell 13 17.774 6  
22 7 Lexus Jarecki -.--- -.---     22 07 Rachel Carpenter 12 18.413 8  
23 55. Daniel Gokee -.--- -.---                    
                             
Pure Stock Series
Sunday, September 06, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 888 Chad Lamson 15.785 15.884     1 M15 Lonnie Saumier 25 15.920 4  
2 M15 Lonnie Saumier 15.837 15.876     2 888 Chad Lamson 25 15.892 24  
3 Y01 Joseph OLeary 16.020 16.025     3 22 Nick Lechota 25 15.962 12  
4 22 Nick Lechota 16.049 16.059     4 7 Nick Johnston 25 16.221 24  
5 80 Gerald Persails 16.094 16.140     5 57 Josh Sevenski 25 16.158 21  
6 7 Nick Johnston 16.114 16.136     6 Y01 Joseph OLeary 25 16.202 21  
7 103 Justin Lewis 16.174 16.346     7 05 Andrew Burton 25 16.282 25  
8 M3 Scott Beach 16.336 16.366     8 M3 Scott Beach 25 16.454 22  
9 911 Jim Gokee 16.397 16.426       9 14 Kyle Drake 25 16.464 10  
10 28 Spencer Drake 16.412 16.473     10 X05 Anthony Williams 25 16.641 12  
11 14 Kyle Drake 16.445 16.501       11 26 Kenny Clark 25 16.692 6  
12 M5 Adam Rowe 16.450 16.617     12 80 Gerald Persails 25 16.251 2  
13 57 Josh Sevenski 16.535 17.061     13 24 Jake Thompson 24 16.986 20  
14 73 Rick Gokee Sr 16.555 16.622     14 25 Rob Patrick 24 16.748 8  
15 30 Ian Schafer 16.581 16.867     15 M5 Adam Rowe 24 16.631 10  
16 J1. Jordan Lechota 16.707 16.814     16 09 Rob Clark 24 16.989 3  
17 26 Kenny Clark 16.749 16.815     17 44 Eric Wagner 22 17.170 11  
18 25 Rob Patrick 16.966 17.037     18 30 Ian Schafer 19 16.390 3  
19 4D Ricki Dinius II 17.022 17.181     19 04 Steve Burton 17 17.079 10  
20 24 Jake Thompson 17.068 17.086     20 28 Spencer Drake 16 16.625 8  
21 44 Eric Wagner 17.107 17.186       21 J1. Jordan Lechota 12 16.454 2  
22 25 Nicholas Lockwood 17.613 17.777     22 911 Jim Gokee 8 16.496 2  
23 09 Rob Clark 17.692 18.460       23 73 Rick Gokee Sr 8 16.603 1  
24 L57 Rich Dinius 18.264 18.629   24 4D Ricki Dinius II 8 16.808 6  
25 X05 Anthony Williams -.--- -.---   25 25 Nicholas Lockwood 7 18.027 3  
26 04 Steve Burton -.--- -.---   26 L57 Rich Dinius 4 18.398 1  
27 05 Andrew Burton -.--- -.---   27 103 Justin Lewis 1 23.116 1  


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