Becknerís Big on Beacon Sales Night


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Lansingís Wayne Beckner Jr. found himself in the Corrigan Oil Winnerís Circle, after starting from the tail of the field, as fast qualifier, for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division. Friday, June 11th, was Beacon Sales Night at the Spartan Speedway, and 11 pony stocks lined up for their 20-lap A feature. Rich Roberts took the early lead, with rookie Aaron Taylor battling on the outside, as Darren Wright made his way to the front. Wright took over the lead but Beckner Jr. sliced and diced his way up through the middle of the field to sit in first at the halfway point. Beckner ran away from the field, while Todd Metz Jr. and Wright duked it out for second. Wright got together with Patrick Denison with five laps to go, ending his bid for a second place finish. On the restart, Metz went to work on Beckner for the lead, while Lex Jarecki took over the third spot. Todd Metz Sr., Roberts, and Edson Rowley III vied for the fourth position, with Metz Sr. coming out on top, but at the checker, it was Beckner Jr., Metz Jr., Metz Sr., Jarecki and Rowley as the top five. Brad Harbenski jumped out to the early lead after the start of the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock B-feature, with heat winner, Brandon Moody in hot pursuit. Moody took the lead with Harbenski, Kyle Everson and Scott Sparagowski left behind to battle for the second position. Steve Wrenn had other plans though, as he worked his way through traffic and tacked on to the leaderís bumper with five laps to go. Wrenn jumped to the outside of Moody and took the top spot away, just two laps from the finish. At the line, it was Wrenn, Moody, Harbenski, Sparagowski and Amanda Blanchard. Heat winners besides Moody were Wright and newcomer, Austin Pinell.

   Ken Dollarhite got behind the wheel of a Pure Stock to play with the bigger boys, as his regular ride is a pony stock. Dollarhite was able to hold onto the lead for two laps aftr the green flag waved, but Ben Hidy had other plans. On the first restart of the race, Hidy took over the lead, bringing Lonnie Saumier and Matt Childers with him. Hidy was able to open up a bit of a lead over Saumier, while Childers, Kyle Drake and Dollarhite ran in the top five. Caution waved, late in the race, as a lapped car got into Saumier, closing the field up behind Hidy. The action heated up on the restart as Landon Hidy had worked his way back into contention, after bringing out a caution early in the race. At the stripe, it was B. Hidy, Saumier, Drake, L. Hidy and Matt Childers. Hidy and Jordan Harvey tallied heat wins for the Pure Stock division.

   The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds ran the first of two, back-to-back, MOD 50ís, with the second being run, Friday, June 18th. On the start, John Mamula jumped out to the early lead, with Jordan Pruitt, fresh off his run at Angola, on his bumper. Wayne Haughton Jr. and Travis Eddy ran side by side, taking turns running in the third position. Caution on lap eight made things interesting, as three of the cars running up front had to retire to the pit for repairs, turning the third spot over to Sonny Coito. On the restart, Eddy took lead from Mamula, while Wallace went to work on Coito, for third. Coito had Eddy in his sights, but Wallace drove around the outside of Coito for second. Behind the leaders, Mamula had his hands full trying to hold off Chris Ozanich and Nate Moon. Mamula and Coito were battling for third, as Wallace got around Eddy for the lead. Rob Newman had a stellar run, finding himself in the top five with five laps to go. Late cautions gave Eddy the chance for a number of runs at Wallace for the lead, but Wallace was able to outrun him for the win. After 50 laps, it was Wallace, Eddy, Newman, Coito and Mamula. Newman and Ozanich won their heats.

   Tom Fedewa made it three out of four, taking the feature win for the Sawyers Super Store Wingless Sprint division. Chris Hettinger led the opening laps, but Fedewa dove under Hettinger to take the lead on lap eight and ran away from the field. Jim Heeney was able to hold down third, with Tyler Underwood and Doug Dietsch all vying for the same spot. At the checker, it was Fedewa, Hettinger, Heeney, Underwood and Dietsch. Fedewa and Dietsch were heat winners for the evening.

   Please join us each and every Friday night for exciting racing action at the Sartan Speedway. Friday, June 18th, is the MOD 50 for Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, along with Pure Stocks, Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks and the Racestatus.com MCR Dwarfs. Sunday, June 20th, is the Stan Perry Memorial Late Model 75 for Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models and Sunday Slugfest #2 for Sportsmans, Pure Stocks and Pony Stocks, sponsored by Performance Automotive NW. The Pure Stocks and Pony Stocks will be running on the Figure 8 as well. Special show pricing will apply for the Sunday show. Friday, June 25th, is the Sportsmans 50 and Burn-out Contest. The Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models will be in action, along with the Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. As always, weíll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 55 Larry Wallace 13.660 13.705     1 98 Rob Newman 8 13.953 8  
2 8 Sonny Coito 13.757 13.776     2 13 Ken Buchner 8 14.073 4  
3 31 Ron Parish 13.763 13.791     3 6 Matthew Schindewolf 8 14.191 4  
4 78 Travis Eddy 13.789 13.811     4 17 Brad Lamberson 8 14.069 8  
5 32 Wayne Haughton 13.790 13.846     5 M74 Nathan Moon 8 14.277 4  
6 8. Jordan Pruitt 13.800 13.804     6 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.070 4  
7 49 John Mamula 13.870 13.911     7 T3 Walt Obrinske Jr 5 14.436 4  
8 0z Chris Ozanich 13.880 13.885                  
9 M74 Nathan Moon 13.898 13.924                    
10 17 Brad Lamberson 13.915 13.944     Heat 2 Results:        
11 98 Rob Newman 13.952 13.957                    
12 73. Earl Miles 13.965 13.971     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 6 Matthew Schindewolf 14.032 14.050     1 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.911 3  
14 13 Ken Buchner 14.051 14.069     2 49 John Mamula 8 13.976 3  
15 971 Wade Lankton 14.052 14.112     3 8. Jordan Pruitt 8 13.995 3  
16 T3 Walt Obrinske Jr 14.238 14.309     4 31 Ron Parish 8 13.856 5  
17 47 Tracey Hernley 14.327 14.422     5 8 Sonny Coito 8 13.848 5  
18 36 Tom Williams -.--- -.---     6 32 Wayne Haughton 8 13.945 6  
              7 78 Travis Eddy 8 13.803 8  
Feature Results:         8 55 Larry Wallace 8 13.678 7  
                9 12 Tom Williams 7 14.482 6  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                  
1 55 Larry Wallace 50 13.674 14                  
2 78 Travis Eddy 50 13.788 32                
3 98 Rob Newman 50 13.987 40                  
4 8 Sonny Coito 50 13.840 21                  
5 49 John Mamula 50 13.940 23                  
6 0z Chris Ozanich 50 13.970 4                  
7 M74 Nathan Moon 50 13.925 7                  
8 17 Brad Lamberson 50 14.064 8                  
9 73. Earl Miles 50 13.974 13                  
10 13 Ken Buchner 49 14.206 39                  
11 12 Tom Williams 43 14.351 15                  
12 8. Jordan Pruitt 28 13.962 18                  
13 6 Matthew Schindewolf 25 14.159 8                  
14 T3 Walt Obrinske Jr 24 14.126 15                  
15 47 Tracey Hernley 9 14.123 8                  
16 32 Wayne Haughton 9 14.050 3                  
17 31 Ron Parish 8 13.976 4                  
                             
Sawyers Chevrolet Sprint Series
                             
Feature Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 42 Tom Fedewa 25 12.703 12   1 42 Tom Fedewa 6 12.745 4  
2 35 Chris Hettinger 25 12.994 4   2 35 Chris Hettinger 6 13.098 2  
3 9 Jim Heeney 25 13.269 6   3 4 Tyler Underwood 6 13.117 5  
4 4 Tyler Underwood 25 13.126 6                
5 0 Doug Dietsch 25 13.237 6   Heat Results:        
6 23 Matt Kinzinger 24 13.377 21                
7 3A Mike Astraukas 24 13.870 4   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
8 35. Mark Strpko 23 13.901 7   1 0 Doug Dietsch 8 13.037 5  
                2 9 Jim Heeney 8 13.231 7  
              3 3A Mike Astraukas 8 13.586 6  
                4 35. Mark Strpko 8 13.518 7  
              5 23 Matt Kinzinger 8 13.458 7  
                             
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 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.375 16.457     1 288 Brandon Moody 8 17.562 8  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.402 16.472     2 32 James Harbenski 8 17.949 7  
3 10J Marisa Jones 16.552 16.567     3 M15 Kyle Everson 8 17.750 5  
4 38 Patrick Denison 16.683 16.728     4 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 18.190 5  
5 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.769 16.854     5 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 18.421 4  
6 21 Lexus Jarecki 16.848 16.973     6 12 Brittany Toth 7 19.727 3  
7 55 Edson Rowley III 16.862 16.891                  
8 1 Austin Pinnell 16.874 16.930     Heat 2 Results:        
9 23. Darren Wright 16.942 17.208                    
10 22. Aaron Taylor 17.012 17.102     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 5 Rich Roberts 17.236 17.256       1 23. Darren Wright 8 16.913 8  
12 94 Steve Wrenn 17.346 17.388     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.343 6  
13 07 Amanda Blanchard 17.353 17.361     3 07 Amanda Blanchard 8 17.285 6  
14 14 George Garza 17.484 17.559     4 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.605 2  
15 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.530 17.571     5 94 Steve Wrenn 8 17.271 8  
16 M15 Kyle Everson 17.625 17.702     6 14 George Garza 3 17.921 3  
17 19 Tyler Heeney 17.688 17.743     7 22. Aaron Taylor 3 17.454 2  
18 288 Brandon Moody 17.701 17.778                  
19 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.890 17.909     Heat 3 Results :        
20 32 James Harbenski 18.077 18.192                  
21 8 Ken Dollarhite 18.243 18.288       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
22 12 Brittany Toth 19.755 19.791     1 1 Austin Pinnell 8 16.815 8  
                2 10J Marisa Jones 8 16.652 8  
            3 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.712 8  
            4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.810 4  
            5 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.974 8  
            6 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.924 7  
            7 55 Edson Rowley III 8 17.122 5  
            8 7 Lexus Jarecki 5 17.175 2  
                         
A Feature Results:       B Feature Results:        
                         
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.549 12     1 94 Steve Wrenn 20 17.102    
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.622 11     2 288 Brandon Moody 20 17.590    
3 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.795 18     3 22 Bradley Harbenski 20 17.816    
4 7 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.855 11     4 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.825    
5 55 Edson Rowley III 20 17.054 11     5 07 Amanda Blanchard 20 17.620    
6 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.237 17   6 14 George Garza 20 17.653    
7 1 Austin Pinnell 20 16.968 20     7 M15 Kyle Everson 20 17.833    
8 23. Darren Wright 15 16.787 12     8 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 18.488    
9 38 Patrick Denison 15 16.586 20     9 12 Brittany Toth 19 18.969    
10 22. Aaron Taylor 2 17.395 11     10 32 James Harbenski 5 18.121    
11 10J Marisa Jones 2 17.267 13     11 19 Tyler Heeney 2 18.817    
                             
Pure Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 87 Landon Hidy 15.771 15.773     1 47 Ben Hidy 4 16.119 4  
2 M15 Lonnie Saumier 15.965 15.998     2 87 Landon Hidy 4 15.956 2  
3 47 Ben Hidy 15.973 15.990     3 M15 Lonnie Saumier 4 16.149 2  
4 88 Marc Childers 16.165 16.226     4 88 Marc Childers 4 16.204 3  
5 33 Matt Childers 16.497 16.549                  
6 07 Jordan Harvey 16.542 16.549     Heat Results:        
7 77 Mark Carson 16.568 16.687                  
8 39 Anthony Marshall 16.788 16.835     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 63 Ken Dollarhite 17.401 18.115       1 07 Jordan Harvey 8 16.547 4  
10 44 Trent Jenson 17.860 17.982     2 14 Kyle Drake 8 16.255 7  
11 14 Kyle Drake -.--- -.---       3 77 Mark Carson 8 16.597 5  
              4 39 Anthony Marshall 8 16.746 4  
Feature Results:         5 63 Ken Dollarhite 0 -.--- -  
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                  
1 47 Ben Hidy 20 15.927 4                  
2 M15 Lonnie Saumier 20 16.046 6                
3 14 Kyle Drake 20 16.163 6                  
4 87 Landon Hidy 20 15.835 3                  
5 33 Matt Childers 20 16.064 5                  
6 88 Marc Childers 20 16.352 20                  
7 63 Ken Dollarhite 20 16.576 10                  
8 07 Jordan Harvey 20 16.637 5                  
9 77 Mark Carson 20 16.959 15                  
10 39 Anthony Marshall 18 16.715 5                  
11 44 Trent Jenson 10 17.773 5                  


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