Customer Appreciation Night at Spartan Speedway


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change, along with the Spartan Speedway, hosted Customer Appreciation Night for all of its loyal customers on the evening of Friday, August 13th. With the season winding down, and point chases heating up in every division, Friday night was no exception.

   The Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model division saw three lead changes among the leaders and Logan Beckwith, of Hanover, came out on top. Jon McNett started the night out with a commanding lead, but Jimmy Gallagher narrowed the gap, with Chris Hettinger and Evan Barrett tacked to his rear bumper. Caution waved for McNett and Hettinger, with Hettinger having to restart from the tail of the field on lap 14. Gallagher jumped to the high side of McNett and took away the top spot on the restart, with Beckwith moving quickly up through the field. Beckwith caught Gallagher and the duo pulled away from the field, leaving Barrett and Dave Stehouwer to decide third. Stehowuer got around Barrett on lap 24 with Hettinger diving under Barrett to take away fourth on lap 26. Caution waved four laps later, and Gallagher restarted outside of Beckwith. Beckwith took the lead from Gallagher after the restart, while Hettinger got around Stehouwer for third. Beckwith went on to take the win over Gallagher. Hettinger, Stehouwer and Barrett rounded out the top five. Gallagher took the heat win for the division.

   Some new faces took the opportunity to run the Valvoline Instant Oil Change 35-lap feature. Mike Wieman made the long haul from Harbor Springs and Paul Jamison, tire specialist for Martin Truex, made the trip to Spartan Speedway from MIS to get behind the wheel of Tom Hernly Jrs Modified. Welcome back to Gilbert Little and Roger Kellogg, both making their first appearance of the season. Sonny Coito took the early lead from Wieman, just two laps in, with Wayne Haughton in hot pursuit. Behind the leaders, Ron Parish, Chris Stearns and Travis Eddy were battling for position. Haughton took the lead from Coito on lap seven, as Eddy challenged Parish for third on lap nine. Haughton put some real estate between himself and Coito in second, while Eddy reeled in Coito and went to work on him for second, but ran out of laps in his bid for the second position. Chris Ozanich jumped into the mix and was able to run away from Stearns for fourth. At the stripe, it was Haughton, Coito, Eddy, Ozanich and Stearns. Jim Heeney and Nate Moon took wins in their heats.

   John Clancy, of Harbor Springs, made the trek down to the -mile bullring in Mason, MI to run with the Pure Stock division. The division also welcomed George Speer, who experienced mechanical difficulties prior to the start of the 20-lap feature. Nine Pures lined up for their feature, with Clancy taking the early lead. Mark Childers took over the top spot on lap two, with Matt Childers right on his tail. Matt took the lead on lap five with Landon Hidy sitting third. Hidy took the lead on lap nine, but Matt gave him a run for his money, keeping pace with the leader for the remaining 11 laps. Mark Carson and Jordan Harvey had a battle royal going to decide the fourth spot, with Carson coming out on top. At the line, it was Hidy, Matt Childers, Mark Childers, Carson, and Harvey. Matt Childers took the heat win for the division.

   Ten Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks lined up for the 20-lap A-feature with Todd Metz Sr. taking the lead at the drop of the green. Patrick Denison moved into second on lap three and took the lead by lap six. Tyler Heeney and Todd Metz Jr. were mixing it up to decide third. Edson Rowley Jr. jumped into the mix and the fans saw a five-way battle for third shaping up as Wayne Beckner Jr. and Darren Wright joined the trio. Metz Jr. got around Heeney for third and set his sights on his dad for second. Metz Jr. took the second spot away at the halfway point and set out to reel in Denison for first. Metz Jr. caught Denison on lap 12 and made the pass for the lead on lap 15. Beckner Jr. broke free form the five car pack and reeled in Denison for third, but ran out of laps for a shot at the lead. At the checkered, it was Metz Jr., Denison, Beckner Jr., Metz Sr. and Heeney. Brandon Moody took the early lead in the 20-lap B-feature, but veteran driver, Darrell Taylor quickly moved in to challenge Moody for the lead. Moody was able to hold off Taylor for 14 laps, while Scott Sparagowski gained on Taylor for third. Taylor drove under Moody for the lead on lap 15 and drove away from Moody in second. Sparagowski went to work on Moody for second but Moody was able to out run him. After 20 laps, it was Taylor, Moody, Sparagowski, Rob Miller and Wayne Parkhurst. Taylor and Metz Sr. tallied heat wins for the evening.

   As the 2010 racing season winds down, with five nights of racing remaining, please join us for exciting racing action at the Spartan Speedway. Friday, August 20th is CARQUEST Night, featuring a MOD 50 for the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds. The Sawyers Superstore Wingless Sprints will be in action, along with the Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division. DeWayne Spaw will be giving a concert, thanks to the Howe Family and Beacon Sales and Service and the ever-popular Spectator Drags are slated for the evening as well. Friday August 27th is Season Championship Night for Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. As always, well see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 3 Logan Beckwith 13.470 13.591     1 25. Jim Gallagher 8 13.693 6  
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.502 13.618     2 7 Jon McNett 8 13.705 4  
3 84 Joe Hodgeson 13.555 13.556     3 71 Chris Hettinger 8 13.626 8  
4 71 Chris Hettinger 13.587 13.600     4 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.561 6  
5 94. Sonny Coito 13.660 13.745     5 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.797 8  
6 94 Evan Barrett 13.721 13.780     6 T2 Doc Dutton 8 14.142 4  
7 25. Jim Gallagher 13.743 13.763     7 84 Joe Hodgeson 8 13.748 3  
8 7 Jon McNett 13.772 13.817     8 94 Evan Barrett 8 13.785 8  
9 T2 Doc Dutton 13.906 13.907       9 94. Sonny Coito 1 14.627 1  
10 E92 Andrew Clark -.--- -.---                  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.497 10                  
2 25. Jim Gallagher 40 13.652 17                  
3 71 Chris Hettinger 40 13.643 10                  
4 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.621 6                  
5 94. Sonny Coito 40 13.700 7                  
6 94 Evan Barrett 40 13.813 24                  
7 84 Joe Hodgeson 40 13.769 6                  
8 T2 Doc Dutton 40 13.995 12                  
9 E92 Andrew Clark 39 14.433 34                  
10 7 Jon McNett 29 13.727 2                  
                             
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 78 Travis Eddy 13.665 13.709     1 17H Jim Heeney 8 14.297 2  
2 M15 Chris Stearns 13.716 13.720     2 98 Rob Newman 8 14.183 7  
3 0z Chris Ozanich 13.736 13.737     3 47 Paul Jamison 8 14.176 3  
4 31 Ron Parish 13.814 13.876     4 12 Tom Williams 8 14.457 6  
5 32 Wayne Haughton 13.838 13.845     5 47B Tracey Hernley 8 14.088 3  
6 M1 Bill Butler 13.859 13.889     6 13 Ken Buchner 8 14.338 4  
7 49 John Mamula 13.876 13.950     7 14 Spencer Drake 8 14.321 5  
8 8 Sonny Coito 13.887 13.989     8 44 Gilbert Little 8 14.441 6  
9 3 Michael Wieman 13.963 13.999                    
10 M74 Nathan Moon 13.990 14.049     Heat 2 Results:        
11 47B Tracey Hernley 14.002 14.022                    
12 47 Paul Jamison 14.058 14.134     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 98 Rob Newman 14.089 14.117     1 M74 Nathan Moon 8 14.036 2  
14 13 Ken Buchner 14.169 14.299     2 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.926 7  
15 17H Jim Heeney 14.176 14.247     3 8 Sonny Coito 8 14.087 3  
16 12 Tom Williams 14.335 14.404     4 0z Chris Ozanich 8 14.035 4  
17 44 Gilbert Little 14.389 14.462     5 31 Ron Parish 8 14.047 2  
18 14 Spencer Drake 14.470 14.593     6 32 Wayne Haughton 8 14.031 6  
19 971 Wade Lankton 14.551 14.626     7 78 Travis Eddy 8 14.035 2  
20 54 Rodger Kellogg 15.383 15.457     8 M15 Chris Stearns 8 13.801 2  
21 55 Larry Wallace -.--- -.---       9 49 John Mamula 8 14.167 6  
              10 3 Michael Wieman 8 14.325 5  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 32 Wayne Haughton 35 13.852 4                  
2 8 Sonny Coito 35 13.954 19                  
3 78 Travis Eddy 35 13.875 16                  
4 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.907 8                  
5 M15 Chris Stearns 35 13.989 14                  
6 49 John Mamula 35 13.956 14                  
7 31 Ron Parish 35 14.057 5                  
8 98 Rob Newman 35 14.175 11                  
9 47 Paul Jamison 35 14.153 5                  
10 3 Michael Wieman 35 14.264 18                  
11 M74 Nathan Moon 35 14.146 14                  
12 47B Tracey Hernley 35 14.198 8                  
13 13 Ken Buchner 34 14.292 7                  
14 12 Tom Williams 34 14.268 7                  
15 14 Spencer Drake 33 14.439 14                  
16 44 Gilbert Little 17 14.283 6                  
17 17H Jim Heeney 16 14.438 6                  
18 54 Rodger Kellogg 4 14.805 3                  
19 971 Wade Lankton 3 15.560 1                  
20 M1 Bill Butler 1 14.691 1                  
                             
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 16.285 16.308     1 38. Darrell Taylor 8 17.041 8  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.396 16.424     2 288 Brandon Moody 8 17.216 6  
3 55 Edson Rowley III 16.611 16.615     3 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.332 6  
4 38 Patrick Denison 16.611 16.642     4 30 Rob Miller 8 17.394 8  
5 22. Aaron Taylor 16.647 16.690     5 10. Wayne Parkhurst II 8 18.139 8  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 16.737 16.810     6 8 Harold Braman 8 18.289 8  
7 23 Darren Wright 16.763 17.000     7 12 Brittany Toth 8 18.969 8  
8 21 Lexus Jarecki 16.788 18.798     8 00 James Custer 8 18.793 7  
9 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.813 16.957       9 22 Bradley Harbenski 3 17.815 3  
10 5 Rich Roberts 16.972 16.998                  
11 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.109 17.114       Heat 2 Results:        
12 38. Darrell Taylor 17.191 17.220                  
13 288 Brandon Moody 17.348 17.457     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
14 30 Rob Miller 17.586 17.680     1 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.633 6  
15 8 Harold Braman 17.865 17.966     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 16.887 7  
16 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.902 18.125     3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.539 7  
17 10. Wayne Parkhurst II 18.089 18.115     4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.483 7  
18 00 James Custer 18.361 18.399     5 23 Darren Wright 8 16.893 8  
19 12 Brittany Toth 18.655 18.730     6 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.732 8  
              7 55 Edson Rowley III 8 17.014 8  
                8 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.915 3  
              9 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.987 8  
                10 21 Lexus Jarecki 1 18.967 1  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.496 12     1 38. Darrell Taylor 20 17.077 16  
2 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.826 13     2 288 Brandon Moody 20 17.263 4  
3 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.492 15     3 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.206 3  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.655 17     4 30 Rob Miller 20 17.836 16  
5 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.953 17     5 10. Wayne Parkhurst II 20 17.845 19  
6 23 Darren Wright 20 16.819 17     6 8 Harold Braman 20 17.751 8  
7 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.941 4     7 00 James Custer 19 18.524 4  
8 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.789 13     8 12 Brittany Toth 19 18.908 6  
9 5 Rich Roberts 20 16.875 20                  
10 21 Lexus Jarecki 2 17.636 1                  
                             
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 15.855 15.863     1 33 Matt Childers 8 16.154 7  
2 77 Mark Carson 16.284 16.311     2 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.616 6  
3 33 Matt Childers 16.361 16.457     3 87 Landon Hidy 8 16.363 5  
4 07 Jordan Harvey 16.395 16.411     4 77 Mark Carson 8 16.225 7  
5 88 Marc Childers 16.464 16.884     5 07 Jordan Harvey 8 16.674 6  
6 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.604 16.635     6 28 John Clancy 8 17.039 6  
7 28 John Clancy 16.912 16.965     7 87. Tyler Hawkins 8 17.060 8  
8 87. Tyler Hawkins 17.113 17.158     8 88. George Speer 1 18.347 1  
9 88. George Speer 18.905 19.010       9 88 Marc Childers 1 18.714 1  
10 78 Jason Luce -.--- -.---     10 78 Jason Luce 1 18.221 1  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 87 Landon Hidy 20 16.085 18                  
2 33 Matt Childers 20 16.076 16                  
3 88 Marc Childers 20 16.374 10                  
4 77 Mark Carson 20 16.299 5                  
5 07 Jordan Harvey 20 16.434 3                  
6 28 John Clancy 19 16.861 6                  
7 8 Ken Dollarhite 9 17.471 6                  
8 78 Jason Luce 9 17.269 5                  
9 87. Tyler Hawkins 7 17.273 5                  


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