Spartan’s Big One-Two Punch


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    On the evening of June 18th, with the threat of strong storms looming on the horizon, officials at the Spartan Speedway opted to run an abbreviated “features only” racing program. The Racestatus.com MCR dwarfs were first on the docket with Dewitt’s Craig Curtis taking the win. Eric Hoffman ran second until Jon Wylie, who worked his way up from the rear of the field after an earlier altercation, got around him with four laps to go and was able to hang on for a second place finish. Hoffman came home third with Jim Miller and Stephen Bobek rounding out the top five. The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division took a shot at their feature, but came up a couple laps short, as heavy storms rolled in. Rob Newman led a majority of the 50 laps but had mechanical issues and retired to pit, briefly turning the lead over to Ron Parish. Larry Wallace took the lead away six laps later and tried to outrun both Parish and the weather. Eventually, Mother Nature won out and the checker was flown early. At the stripe, it was Wallace, Parish, Chris Ozanich, Justin Kazmar, and Sonny Coito.

   The 2nd Sunday Slugfest and Stan Perry “Godfather 75” fared much better weather-wise, as Sunday, June 20th was a beautiful day to honor the impact that Stan Perry had on the Spartan racing family. Twenty five Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models from across the state showed up to try and make the 20-car field. Logan Beckwith posted fast time in qualifying and by virtue of a 10-car invert, started 10th. Randy Day and Doug Finley brought the field down to the green, marking the start of a caution riddled event. Andy Bozell and Finley swapped the lead time and time again, taking turns choosing the preferred line on every double-file restart until about lap 32 when Bozell was able to nail down the top spot. Beckwith worked his way into second behind Bozell, with Day, Finely and Phil Massuch wanting a piece of the action. Bozell and Beckwith were able to pull away after a late race caution. Beckwith was never able to find a way around Bozell, but Finley, Massuch and Jimmy Gallagher were able to get around Day to finish in the top five. Andy Bozell, of Portage, is a two-time winner of the Godfather 75.

   The Sunday Slugfest proved to be just that…a slugfest. Lots of crumpled fenders and bruised egos left the Spartan Speedway, thinking ahead to the next installment in July. The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks saw Lex Jarecki lead a majority of the A-feature race, but Wayne Beckner Jr. made a last lap pass and nipped Lex at the line for the win. Patrick Denison, Todd Metz Jr. and Todd Metz Sr. rounded out the top five. Darrell Taylor had a stellar run going in the B-feature with Patrick Denison’s back-up car. Joe Bates had other plans though. He tailed Taylor for a number of laps, jumped to the high side of Taylor, and took the lead away with six laps remaining. Taylor began to fade as Randy Kretzinger Jr. and Tyler Heeney got around him as laps wound down. At the line, it was Bates, Kretzinger, Heeney, Taylor and Kyle Everson. Edson Rowley III took the Pony Stock Figure-8 win.

   Todd Foote, of PawPaw, took the Sportsman feature win, with Chris Shannon, Ron Heeney, Mike Ammerman and Jimmy Scavarda rounding out the top five. Foote set sail for the front and never looked back, taking the lead from Shannon on lap 10 and opening up a wide margin of victory.

   The Pure Stock division was a knock down, bare-knuckle slugfest with 21 cars taking the green and on the last restart, just 12 cars remained. Lap 25 ended with a huge altercation involving nearly half of the remaining field. When the smoke cleared, it was Chad Lamson with the win. Lamson also took the Figure-8 win for the division.

   Please join us each and every Friday night for exciting racing action. June 25th is Andrews Chevrolet Night and Burn-Out Contest. On the docket are the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. July 2nd is a MOD 50 for Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, and it is Motorcycle Night. Motorcycles are admitted half-off at general admission gate with parade laps at intermission. Featured divisions for the evening are the Sawyers Superstore Wingless Sprints, Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Consi Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 3 Logan Beckwith 13.328 13.356     1 94.. Sonny Coito 15 13.582 6  
2 8 Phil Bozell 13.360 13.367     2 5. Bill Heeney 15 13.726 12  
3 01 Phil Massuch 13.362 13.378     3 34 John Ledwidge 15 13.806 10  
4 94 Evan Barrett 13.381 13.418     4 T2 Doc Dutton 15 13.942 2  
5 25. Jim Gallagher 13.398 13.446     5 E92 Andrew Clark 15 14.031 2  
6 42 Chad Finley 13.402 13.414     6 15 Paul Jakubik 15 14.032 12  
7 8. Andy Bozell 13.419 13.479     7 67 Tim Rugg 15 14.196 10  
8 71 Chris Hettinger 13.437 13.513     8 45 Carl Sodman 15 14.517 11  
9 29 Doug Finley 13.441 13.487       9 33 Dave Stehouwer 0 -.--- -  
10 11 Randy Day 13.454 13.504                  
11 7 Jon McNett 13.466 13.502       Feature Results:        
12 44 Jeff Hackworth 13.473 13.516                  
13 84 Joe Hodgeson 13.528 13.536     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
14 2. Bob Bauer 13.546 13.626     1 8. Andy Bozell 75 13.554 35  
15 10 Jason Timmerman 13.551 13.617     2 3 Logan Beckwith 75 13.540 52  
16 P51 Scott Pemberton 13.567 13.577     3 29 Doug Finley 75 13.464 3  
17 5. Bill Heeney 13.598 13.617     4 01 Phil Massuch 75 13.566 35  
18 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.608 13.697     5 25. Jim Gallagher 75 13.611 35  
19 94.. Sonny Coito 13.626 13.630     6 8 Phil Bozell 75 13.626 51  
20 34 John Ledwidge 13.681 13.690     7 11 Randy Day 75 13.629 62  
21 15 Paul Jakubik 13.730 13.739       8 94 Evan Barrett 75 13.691 9  
22 T2 Doc Dutton 13.748 13.770     9 71 Chris Hettinger 75 13.775 61  
23 67 Tim Rugg 13.827 13.874       10 34 John Ledwidge 75 13.774 68  
24 E92 Andrew Clark 13.903 13.922   11 2. Bob Bauer 74 13.840 21  
25 45 Carl Sodman 14.439 14.487   12 P51 Scott Pemberton 70 13.758 41  
26 14 Tim Ryan -.--- -.---   13 84 Joe Hodgeson 61 13.887 9  
27 15. Robby Henderson -.--- -.---   14 7 Jon McNett 52 13.651 19  
                15 44 Jeff Hackworth 44 13.815 23  
                16 10 Jason Timmerman 42 13.879 26  
                17 T2 Doc Dutton 31 13.944 17  
              18 94.. Sonny Coito 30 13.701 25  
                19 42 Chad Finley 23 13.821 3  
                20 5. Bill Heeney 14 13.935 3  
                             
Sportsman Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 10. Todd Foote 13.931 13.953     1 10. Todd Foote 35 14.067 5  
2 8 Christopher Shannon 14.000 14.032     2 8 Christopher Shannon 35 14.143 5  
3 70 Ron Heeney 14.161 14.177     3 70 Ron Heeney 35 14.326 8  
4 16 Mike Ammerman 14.176 14.246     4 16 Mike Ammerman 35 14.332 7  
5 47 Simmie Hicks Jr 14.415 14.468     5 72 James Scavarda 34 14.585 1  
6 6 Ian Sprague 14.462 14.474     6 47 Simmie Hicks Jr 34 14.703 6  
7 76 Chris Rice 14.541 14.548     7 0 Matthew Mosier 34 14.857 5  
8 36 Matt Kirchen 14.733 14.786     8 76 Chris Rice 34 14.828 6  
9 0 Matthew Mosier 14.771 14.797       9 36 Matt Kirchen 31 14.834 6  
10 72 James Scavarda 14.895 14.933     10 8 Aaron Spearling 31 15.372 6  
11 8 Aaron Spearling 15.333 15.361       11 6 Ian Sprague 7 14.625 3  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           A Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.314 16.399     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.464 15  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.373 16.387     2 7 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.644 13  
3 38 Patrick Denison 16.442 16.496     3 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.600 14  
4 23. Darren Wright 16.443 16.492     4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.459 15  
5 7 Lexus Jarecki 16.535 16.543     5 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.725 19  
6 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.600 16.652     6 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.078 13  
7 10J Marisa Jones 16.607 16.664     7 23. Darren Wright 20 16.799 8  
8 82 Scott Casaday 16.753 16.762     8 10J Marisa Jones 20 16.948 9  
9 22. Aaron Taylor 16.770 16.805       9 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.931 19  
10 8 Jacob Thom 16.825 16.891     10 8 Jacob Thom 20 17.046 11  
11 5 Rich Roberts 17.032 17.163       11 82 Scott Casaday 20 17.051 12  
12 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.158 17.368     12 55 Edson Rowley III 20 17.094 8  
13 55 Edson Rowley III 17.159 17.175     13 22 Bradley Harbenski 9 17.474 3  
14 14 George Garza 17.164 17.381                  
15 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 17.167 17.257     B Feature Results:        
16 63 Joe Bates 17.173 17.181                  
17 M15 Kyle Everson 17.310 17.354     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
18 19 Tyler Heeney 17.338 17.365     1 63 Joe Bates 20 17.245 5  
19 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.359 17.400     2 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 20 17.262 11  
20 20 Darrell Taylor 17.378 17.545     3 19 Tyler Heeney 20 17.476 6  
21 10 Tyler Minix 17.447 17.704       4 38 Darrell Taylor 20 17.283 6  
22 40 Scott Rodgers 17.525 17.562     5 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.660 2  
23 288 Brandon Moody 17.581 17.595       6 M15 Kyle Everson 20 17.365 8  
24 32 James Harbenski 17.993 18.161   7 14 George Garza 20 17.506 3  
25 8 Ken Dollarhite 18.062 18.103   8 10 Tyler Minix 20 17.728 4  
26 12 Brittany Toth 19.830 20.519   9 40 Scott Rodgers 20 17.834 13  
27 12 Robert Brown -.--- -.---   10 12 Brittany Toth 19 19.301 12  
            11 288 Brandon Moody 6 17.851 2  
Figure 8 Results:       12 32 James Harbenski 3 18.287 1  
               
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap    
1 55 Edson Rowley III 15 22.349 14    
2 8 Charles Thom 15 23.236 9    
3 38 Patrick Denison 15 23.454 12    
4 10 Zack McIntosh 15 24.02 15    
5 32 James Harbenski 15 23.985 9    
6 14 George Garza 15 24.063 5    
7 8 Ken Dollarhite 15 23.981 11    
8 5 Rich Roberts 9 23.431 6    
9 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 9 24.529 4    
10 12 Bradley Harbenski 8 25.139 4    
11 63 Joe Bates 6 23.084 4    
12 40 Scott Rodgers 5 25.277 4    
13 288 Brandon Moody 1 42.404 1    
                             
Pure Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 87 Landon Hidy 15.782 16.184     1 888 Chad Lamson 25 16.004 23  
2 M15 Lonnie Saumier 15.849 15.851     2 75 Chris Stearns 25 15.972 23  
3 y35 Duane Damon 15.889 15.980     3 87 Landon Hidy 25 16.213 25  
4 47 Ben Hidy 15.892 15.915     4 05 Andrew Burton 25 16.398 21  
5 888 Chad Lamson 15.916 16.115     5 M15 Lonnie Saumier 25 16.292 14  
6 14 Kyle Drake 15.944 15.949     6 14 Kyle Drake 25 16.294 14  
7 7 Nick Johnston 15.995 16.027     7 7 Nick Johnston 25 16.110 17  
8 33 Matt Childers 16.027 16.075     8 M3 Scott Beach 25 16.370 17  
9 75 Chris Stearns 16.031 16.035       9 33 Matt Childers 25 16.368 20  
10 88 Marc Childers 16.113 16.346     10 07 Jordon Harvey 25 16.665 18  
11 2 John Trudell 16.191 16.439       11 88 Marc Childers 25 16.273 22  
12 M3 Scott Beach 16.311 16.321     12 80 Gerald Persails 25 16.808 21  
13 05 Andrew Burton 16.387 16.405     13 74 James Gokee 23 16.574 13  
14 97 Anthony Williams 16.417 16.449     14 47 Ben Hidy 18 16.133 17  
15 77 Mark Carson 16.458 16.508     15 77 Mark Carson 14 16.487 7  
16 07 Jordon Harvey 16.481 16.504     16 2 John Trudell 13 16.477 7  
17 74 James Gokee 16.559 16.585     17 39 Anthony Marshall 8 16.857 6  
18 39 Anthony Marshall 16.591 16.627     18 44 Trent Jenson 8 17.375 7  
19 80 Gerald Persails 16.666 16.676     19 97 Anthony Williams 4 16.610 2  
20 63 Joe Bates) 16.705 16.827     20 y35 Duane Damon 4 16.590 2  
21 44 Trent Jenson 17.783 18.089       21 63 Joe Bates) 3 17.441 3  
                             
Figure 8 Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 888 Chad Lamson 15 21.79 11                  
2 05 Andrew Burton 15 22.09 6                  
3 97 Anthony Williams 15 22.082 6                  
4 74 James Gokee 15 22.294 4                  
5 80 Gerald Persails 14 23.115 9                  
6 44 Trent Jenson 14 23.259 7                  


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