Hidys One and Two at Spartan


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    The Pure Stock Division at the Spartan Speedway had been dominated by Lonnie Saumier of Davison, but the Hidy brothers, Ben and Landon, had done their homework and were able to squelch Lonnie Saumier to finish one and two in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature on May 14th. Mark Carson grabbed the early lead and put some distance between himself and the Hidys but when Carson, Jordan Harvey and Saumier tangled, B. Hidy took over as the leader. Kyle Drake and Jake Pearson were in the thick of things until they got into an altercation, moving Saumier up to third behind Ben and Landon. A late caution set up a four lap dash to the finish. B. Hidy, L. Hidy, Saumier, Drake and Carson came home as the top five. Pearson and Matt Childers won their heats.

   The RaceStatus.com MCR Dwarf series made its first appearance of their 2010 season and it was evident that they needed to brush off the dust after a long winter. Three restarts were necessary to get everyone on the same page, but once they were, it was an exhibition of speed. Brad Wyatt, Jon Wylie and Craig Curtis all battled up front, while Landon Hidy and Mike McManman Sr. had there own little battle going on for fourth. Hidy lost, was sent to the rear, but fought his way back into the top five by lap seven. Curtis and Wylie jockeyed for position as Wyatt pulled away from the field. Curtis got around Wylie and went to work reeling in Wyatt. With the leaders in traffic, Curtis was able to run down Wyatt. Wyatt took the high road and Curtis dove under him and duo ran side by side until Wyatt got loose and spun into the infield, moving Wylie into the second position, with one lap to go. Wylie dove under Curtis on the restart and edged Curtis at the line for the win. Troy Hoffman, Landon Hidy and Mike McManman Sr. rounded out the top five. Mike Hicks, Nick Shanks and Wylie took home heat wins for the series.

   The Sawyers Superstore Wingless Sprint division is growing, with twelve powerhouses timing in for the 25-lap feature. All eyes were on 14-year old Taylor Ferns, who was back to defend her first win of the 2010 season. At the start, Tyler Underwood broke away from the field, with Ferns, Doug Dietsch and Jimmy McCune trying to reel him in. Ferns caught Underwood and made the pass, found herself in traffic, and got shuffled back to fourth behind Tom Fedewa. Caution for an incident involving McCune and Underwood relinquished the lead to Fedewa and moved Ferns into second. Dietsch jumped into the mix while Underwood roared back from the rear of the field to sit fourth. Ferns gave Fedewa a run for his money, until a late caution proved too much for Ferns and Fedewa took the win. Underwood, Dietsch, and Tom Pattterson came home third through fifth, respectively. It was Fedewa’s first trip to the Corrigan Oil Winner’s Circle for 2010. Ferns and McCune won their heats.

   Rich Roberts was the B-feature winner for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock Division, beating young Aaron Taylor to the line after battling side by side for a number of laps. Jim Harbenski was the early leader but Scott Sparagowski took the lead and three laps later, was issued a speeding ticket, penalizing him two laps. Roberts was handed the lead as A. Taylor went to work on Harbenski for second. Taylor made the pass, leaving it up to him to reel in Roberts. Caution waved, closed up the field behind Roberts. Roberts had company though but was able to shake Taylor for the win. Darrell Taylor, Harbenski, and George Garza rounded out the top five. The A-feature proved to be equally as exciting as the B-feature, with ponies running three-wide through the turns in the opening laps. Patrick Denison took the early lead with Todd Metz Sr. and Edson Rowley III in tow. Todd Metz Jr. had other ideas though, making the second groove work for him as he drove around the outside to sit in second by lap eight. Caution worked to his advantage, as on the restart, Metz Jr. jumped to the outside of Denison, and the two ran door handle-to-door handle for the next 12 laps. They swapped the lead six times in the remaining 12 laps, six of which were in the last six laps. Denison was able to hold off Metz Jr. for the win, with Rowley III, Metz Sr. and Darren Wright rounding out the top five. Metz Jr., D. Taylor and Wayne Beckner Jr. won heats for the division.

   Please join us each and every Friday night for exciting racing action at the Spartan Speedway. Friday, May 28th, is the MOD 50 for the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, along with the Sawyers Superstore Wingless Sprints, Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. Friday, June 4th, is Scout Night and Push Car Awards, featuring the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Pony Stocks. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
                             
Sawyers Chevrolet Sprint Series
                             
Feature Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 42 Tom Fedewa 25 12.814 23   1 70 Jimmy McCune 8 12.599 6  
2 55 Taylor Ferns 25 12.748 25   2 42 Tom Fedewa 8 12.529 7  
3 4 Tyler Underwood 25 12.842 25   3 4 Tyler Underwood 8 12.823 6  
4 0 Doug Dietsch 25 12.936 12   4 3A Mike Astraukas 8 13.609 3  
5 11 Tom Patterson 25 13.434 24   5 69 Tracy Rice 8 13.549 4  
6 3A Mike Astraukas 25 13.453 12   6 35 Chris Hettinger 8 13.180 4  
7 23 Matt Kinzinger 24 13.614 17                
8 35. Mark Strpko 24 13.637 17   Heat 2 Results:        
9 9 Jim Heeney 24 13.593 10                  
10 69 Tracy Rice 18 13.595 18   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 70 Jimmy McCune 17 12.693 7     1 55 Taylor Ferns 8 12.799 8  
12 35 Chris Hettinger 5 13.384 3   2 0 Doug Dietsch 8 12.975 4  
              3 23 Matt Kinzinger 8 13.448 4  
              4 35. Mark Strpko 8 13.687 8  
              5 11 Tom Patterson 8 13.856 8  
              6 9 Jim Heeney 5 13.861 5  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 12. Marq Eaton 16.373 16.657     1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 4 16.118 4  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.389 16.434     2 55 Edson Rowley III 4 16.862 3  
3 23. Darren Wright 16.487 16.575     3 12. Marq Eaton 4 16.678 4  
4 55 Edson Rowley III 16.578 16.653     4 23. Darren Wright 4 16.659 4  
5 21 Lexus Jarecki 16.651 16.745                  
6 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.783 16.803     Heat 2 Results:        
7 38 Patrick Denison 16.804 16.835                  
8 10J Marisa Jones 16.890 16.916     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 07 Amanda Blanchard 16.984 17.205       1 20 Darrell Taylor 8 17.206 8  
10 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.992 17.002     2 32 James Harbenski 8 17.774 8  
11 5 Rich Roberts 17.059 17.092       3 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.355 7  
12 22. Aaron Taylor 17.199 17.304     4 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 17.854 7  
13 20 Darrell Taylor 17.409 17.477     5 14 George Garza 8 17.771 6  
14 14 George Garza 17.425 17.490     6 12 Brittany Toth 8 19.191 5  
15 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.715 17.781     7 288 Brandon Moody 0 -.--- -  
16 8 Ken Dollarhite 17.742 17.873                  
17 32 James Harbenski 17.885 17.916     Heat 3 Results :        
18 288 Brandon Moody 18.146 18.168                  
19 12 Brittany Toth 19.568 19.705     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
20 22 Bradley Harbenski -.--- -.---     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 17.015 3  
21 63 Joe Bates -.--- -.---       2 22. Aaron Taylor 8 17.120 6  
              3 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.159 7  
                4 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.851 6  
            5 10J Marisa Jones 8 17.189 5  
            6 07 Amanda Blanchard 8 17.117 7  
            7 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.566 7  
            8 21 Lexus Jarecki 7 18.069 2  
A Feature Results:       9 63 Joe Bates 6 17.379 5  
            10 22 Bradley Harbenski 2 18.323 1  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                  
1 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.488 13     B Feature Results:        
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.446 6                  
3 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.792 6   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.783 11     1 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.313    
5 23. Darren Wright 20 16.693 13     2 22. Aaron Taylor 20 17.340    
6 7 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.670 13     3 20 Darrell Taylor 20 17.229    
7 12. Marq Eaton 20 16.718 17     4 32 James Harbenski 20 17.648    
8 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.784 14     5 14 George Garza 20 17.626    
9 07 Amanda Blanchard 20 16.904 16     6 288 Brandon Moody 20 17.767    
10 63 Joe Bates 20 17.025 14     7 12 Brittany Toth 19 18.735    
11 10J Marisa Jones 8 16.835 6     8 16 Scott Sparagowski 18 17.360    
12 22 Bradley Harbenski 6 17.602 2     9 8 Ken Dollarhite 4 18.934    
                             
Pure Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 87 Landon Hidy 15.695 15.793     1 26 Jacob Pearson 4 15.837 2  
2 47 Ben Hidy 15.826 15.834     2 87 Landon Hidy 4 15.927 4  
3 M15 Lonnie Saumier 15.943 15.945     3 47 Ben Hidy 4 16.076 4  
4 26 Jacob Pearson 15.953 16.021     4 M15 Lonnie Saumier 4 16.054 2  
5 33 Matt Childers 16.239 16.252                  
6 14 Kyle Drake 16.248 16.329     Heat 2 Results:        
7 29P Bryan Passick II 16.274 16.303                  
8 88 Marc Childers 16.337 16.352     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 77 Mark Carson 16.576 16.604       1 33 Matt Childers 8 16.025 6  
10 07 Jordan Harvey 16.962 17.064     2 14 Kyle Drake 8 16.269 4  
11 58 Gary Dabney 17.229 17.479       3 29P Bryan Passick II 8 16.604 8  
12 63 Joe Bates -.--- -.---     4 88 Marc Childers 8 16.434 8  
              5 07 Jordan Harvey 8 16.809 4  
Feature Results:         6 58 Gary Dabney 8 16.995 4  
              7 63 Joe Bates 8 17.123 7  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   8 77 Mark Carson 4 16.937 4  
1 M15 Lonnie Saumier 20 15.920 18                
2 14 Kyle Drake 20 16.108 16                
3 77 Mark Carson 20 16.463 19                
4 88 Marc Childers 20 16.144 16                
5 63 Joe Bates 20 16.645 10                  
6 26 Jacob Pearson 13 16.080 8                  
7 58 Gary Dabney 7 17.079 2                  
8 07 Jordan Harvey 4 16.998 4                  
9 33 Matt Childers 4 16.618 2                
10 29P Bryan Passick II 2 16.973 2                  
11 47 Ben Hidy 20 15.773 18                  
12 87 Landon Hidy 20 15.770 8                  


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