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Ryan Super at Spartan

By Michelle Sprague
Tim Ryan swept the Sawyers Superstore Super Late Model division at the Spartan Speedway on Friday, July 1st. Ryan kicked off the holiday weekend by tallying the heat win and went on to take the 40-lap feature, leading wire-to-wire. Jimmy Gallagher was right behind him in second, poised to strike, but just didnít have enough for Ryan. Gallagher did take the four car dash win earlier in the evening. At the stripe, it was Ryan, Gallagher, Stehouwer, Bob Bauer and Logan Beckwith as the top five.
Heat winner, Kyle Drake, looked to be on track for his first feature win in a Modified, but Dan Loughan was the man out front when the checkered flag dropped on the 35-lap feature. Drake, Loughan and Nyle Weiler broke away from the pack in the early going, and on lap 13, Loughan dove under Drake to take the lead. Larry Wallace went to work on Drake for second, taking over second on lap 18. Wallace wasnít able to catch Loughan as the laps ran down and at the line, it was Loughan, Wallace, Weiler, Drake and Tony Pastorino.
The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks saw the largest field of cars for the evening, with the A Feature win up for grabs. Any one of the cars on the track during their feature could have brought home the win, but Todd Metz Jr. came out on top after 20 laps. Tyler Heeney led the early laps as Metz Jr. sliced his way up to the front. Kyle Crump came up through the pack with him, as did Darren Wright. Metz Jr. took the lead on lap nine, while Crump and Wright gave chase. Wright dove under Crump for second with four laps remaining to catch Metz Jr. Todd Metz Sr, made it a three-way chase for the win but at the line, Metz Jr. prevailed. Wright, Metz Sr., Crump, and Wayne Beckner Jr. rounded out the top five.
The race to the checker couldnít have been any closer than in the Pony Stock B Feature. Bryan Jenks looked to be cruising to a win when Rich Roberts threaded the needle between Roberts and a lapped car with 2 laps to go. Patrick Denison and Abby Looman watched everything unfold ahead of them and Denison capitalized, jumping up into the high groove to take the lead over Jenks and Roberts, coming out to turn four to the checker. Jenks held down second, while Roberts, Looman, and Jerry King rounded out the top five.
The ARCA Figure 8íers, The Motor City Madmen, hit the ľ-mile Figure 8, and started what was seemingly an un-eventful follow-the-leader. A flat tire by one of the competitors heated things up, as he rejoined the field, lagging a bit behind the tail of the lead cars. Action in the intersection was fast and furious and fans were treated to a Figure 8 exhibition that is un-equaled. Rubbing, paint-trading and leaning on each other made for lots of sod being torn up as a huge dust cloud formed over the infield. Figure 8 specialist, Robbie Loving took the win over Dennis Whisman, Jeremy Miller, Jimmie Rae and Randy Roberts.


Statistics
                             
Sawyers Chevrolet Late Model Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.391 13.425     1 25. Jimmy Gallagher 4 13.428 4  
2 2. Bob Bauer 13.392 13.502     2 7. Justin Claucherty 4 13.481 4  
3 25. Jimmy Gallagher 13.424 13.438     3 2. Bob Bauer 4 13.475 4  
4 7. Justin Claucherty 13.431 13.474     4 33 Dave Stehouwer 4 13.631 3  
5 14. Tim Ryan 13.470 13.474                  
6 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 13.530 13.564     Heat 2 Results:        
7 95 Dominique VanWieringen 13.654 13.705                  
8 39 David Watson 13.711 13.734     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 88 Scott Sigman 13.779 13.799       1 14. Tim Ryan 8 13.454 6  
10 7 Arnold Kirsch 13.874 13.899     2 95 Dominique VanWieringen 8 13.598 7  
11 3 Logan Beckwith 18.792 19.334       3 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.522 2  
              4 88 Scott Sigman 8 13.910 7  
              5 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 8 13.699 7  
              6 7 Arnold Kirsch 8 14.114 3  
              7 39 David Watson 8 13.826 4  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 14. Tim Ryan 40 13.345 2                  
2 25. Jimmy Gallagher 40 13.419 2                  
3 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.413 5                  
4 2. Bob Bauer 40 13.348 15                  
5 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.504 18                  
6 88 Scott Sigman 40 13.885 8                  
7 95 Dominique VanWieringen 40 13.676 7                  
8 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 35 13.719 11                  
9 7. Justin Claucherty 34 13.731 28                  
10 7 Arnold Kirsch 26 13.979 6                  
11 39 David Watson 25 13.799 12                  
                             
                             
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 13.733 13.733     1 14 Kyle Drake 8 13.805 2  
2 27. Nyle Weiler 13.748 13.759     2 34 John Ludwich 8 13.918 5  
3 89 Tony Pastorino 13.813 13.848     3 89 Tony Pastorino 8 13.800 5  
4 72 Dan Loughan 13.856 13.883     4 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.817 6  
5 14 Kyle Drake 13.891 13.926     5 27. Nyle Weiler 8 13.819 6  
6 34 John Ludwich 13.956 13.967     6 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.868 6  
7 31 Jason Parish 13.957 14.105     7 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.382 3  
8 45 Jim Kennedy 14.255 14.434     8 31 Jason Parish 0 -.--- -  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 72 Dan Loughan 35 13.847 18                  
2 55. Larry Wallace 35 13.795 22                  
3 27. Nyle Weiler 35 13.727 5                  
4 14 Kyle Drake 35 13.934 5                  
5 89 Tony Pastorino 35 13.837 11                  
6 34 John Ludwich 35 14.004 16                  
7 45 Jim Kennedy 34 14.224 14                  
8 31 Jason Parish 3 15.585 2                  
                             
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 7. Kyle Crump 16.052 16.064     1 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.102 4  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.067 16.189     2 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.307 4  
3 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.201 16.245     3 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.106 8  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.221 16.310     4 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 17.708 8  
5 23 Darren Wright 16.252 16.368     5 15 Jerry King 8 17.449 5  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 16.370 16.410     6 30 RJ Miller 8 17.391 2  
7 22. Aaron Taylor 16.496 16.517     7 6 Brad Robison 8 18.279 6  
8 7 Lexus Jarecki 16.766 16.899                  
9 11 Brian Beckner 16.812 16.890       Heat 2 Results:        
10 16 Scott Sparagowski 16.859 17.026                  
11 17x John Conroy 16.917 17.180       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
12 288 Branden Moody 17.016 17.094     1 7 Lexus Jarecki 8 16.960 7  
13 5 Rich Roberts 17.035 17.203     2 17x John Conroy 8 17.021 4  
14 43 Abby Looman 17.194 17.216     3 11 Brian Beckner 8 17.120 5  
15 20 Patrick Denison 17.202 17.326     4 288 Branden Moody 8 17.070 4  
16 9 Bryan Jenks 17.416 17.434     5 43 Abby Looman 8 17.268 4  
17 5. Mike Westphal 17.463 17.557     6 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.118 7  
18 30 RJ Miller 17.612 17.780     7 16 Scott Sparagowski 4 17.409 3  
19 15 Jerry King 17.699 17.761                  
20 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17.949 18.239     Heat 3 Results :        
21 6 Brad Robison 18.663 18.780                    
              Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
                1 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.283 3  
            2 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.443 3  
            3 23 Darren Wright 8 16.329 7  
            4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.247 4  
            5 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.309 5  
            6 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.476 4  
            7 7. Kyle Crump 7 16.393 7  
                             
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 16.203 8     1 20 Patrick Denison 20 17.436 17  
2 23 Darren Wright 20 16.164 13     2 9 Bryan Jenks 20 17.541 17  
3 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.152 11     3 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.324 8  
4 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.196 12     4 43 Abby Looman 20 17.612 13  
5 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.177 11     5 15 Jerry King 20 17.686 4  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.398 5     6 T17 Trina Wurmnest 20 17.974 8  
7 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.571 9     7 6 Brad Robison 19 18.641 13  
8 11 Brian Beckner 20 16.825 9     8 288 Branden Moody 16 17.433 7  
9 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 16.920 15     9 30 RJ Miller 3 18.679 2  
10 7 Lexus Jarecki 20 17.014 15                  
11 5. Mike Westphal 20 17.085 5                  
12 17x John Conroy 20 17.044 7