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VanWieringen Wins at Spartan

By Michelle Sprague
For the first time since Barb Beurmann in the late 80ís, a female, no less a 15-year old, took the Sawyers Superstore Super Late Model win at the Spartan Speedway, Friday, July 15th. Dominique Van Wieringen, of Amhearstburg, Ontario, Canada, won the 40-lap feature, after a late caution for the leader, Bob Bauer, and second-place, Tim Ryan, opened the window of opportunity. Van Wieringen was at the right place at the right time, showing great patience throughout the race. On the lap 32 restart, after the caution, Jimmy Gallagher tacked on to her rear bumper, but couldnít find a way around her to take the win. A jubilant Van Wieringen had the crowd on their feet, as she celebrated in the Winnerís Circle. Jimmy Gallagher, Logan Beckwith, Scott Sigman and Tim Ryan rounded out the top five. Bauer won the heat race for the division.
Brad Lamberson took the early lead for the Modified division, leading the first 26 laps, but an altercation with second place, Chris Hettinger, brought out the caution, setting up a double file restart with Larry Wallace. Lamberson chose the inside lane and Wallace is always a threat on the outside. Wallace took the lead on the restart and went on to take the win over Leroy Ellis, Bill Butler, Ron Parish, and Dan Loughan. Hettinger and Craig Curtis both won their heats.
Ron Heeney took the win for the Lipari Spartan Stock A Feature. Misty Allen and Steve Prucnell were no match for Heeney, who took the lead from Allen on lap three. Prucnell was able to get around Allen for second, while Jordan Harvey went to work on her for third. Harvey made the pass on Allen on lap 12, while Prucnell went to work to reel Heeney in from the second position. A caution was exactly what Prucnell needed, and he got it on lap 17. Prucnell was able to drive under Heeney to take the lead, but another caution set up a side-by-side restart with Heeney taking the lead back at the green. At the line, it was Heeney, Prucnell, Harvey, Allen and Tom Dumbauld Jr. Harvey tallied the heat win for the A division.
For the B feature of the Spartan Stock division, it was brother vs. brother, as Matt and Marc Childers battled for the win. At the checkered, it was Matt who prevailed. He also took the B heat win.
Kyle Crump looked to be on the way to a win for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock A feature, but Todd Metz Jr. staged a late race charge that scored him the win. Crump led every lap but the most important one, as Metz Jr. drove under Crump, as they crossed the start-finish line to complete lap 19 of the 20-lap feature. Tyler Heeney, Metz Sr. and Wayne Beckner Jr. rounded out the top five. Heeney was shown as the heat winner for the A division.
Rich Roberts and Patrick Denison had a battle royal going for the B feature, as the pair ran side-by-side, lap after lap, swapping the lead a couple of times. Lex Jarecki jumped into the mix, with Roberts getting into Jarecki with one lap to go in the 20-lap B feature. At the line, it was Denison, Mike Westphal, Bryan Jenks, Rich Roberts and Jarecki. Jarecki and Roberts both won heats for the B division.


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 25. Jimmy Gallagher 13.476 13.508     1 2. Bob Bauer 8 13.674 5  
2 14. Tim Ryan 13.544 13.555     2 14. Tim Ryan 8 13.606 5  
3 95 Dominique VanWieringen 13.569 13.573     3 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.685 3  
4 3 Logan Beckwith 13.738 13.810     4 25. Jimmy Gallagher 8 13.551 5  
5 2. Bob Bauer 13.749 13.882     5 17h Jim Heeney 8 13.864 5  
6 17h Jim Heeney 13.811 13.819     6 95 Dominique VanWieringen 8 13.814 7  
7 88 Scott Sigman 13.831 13.836     7 39 David Watson 8 13.966 8  
8 39 David Watson 13.898 13.926     8 88 Scott Sigman 6 14.059 5  
9 45 Carl Sodman 14.466 14.555                    
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 95 Dominique VanWieringen 40 13.587 8                  
2 25. Jimmy Gallagher 40 13.581 11                  
3 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.653 21                  
4 88 Scott Sigman 40 13.850 6                  
5 14. Tim Ryan 40 13.441 9                  
6 17h Jim Heeney 40 13.844 6                  
7 39 David Watson 39 13.960 3                  
8 2. Bob Bauer 32 13.579 8                  
9 45 Carl Sodman 3 14.403 1                  
                             
                             
Modified Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 50 Leroy Ellis 13.689 13.725     1 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 13.874 6  
2 55. Larry Wallace 13.739 13.751     2 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 8 14.239 6  
3 27. Nyle Weiler 13.750 13.777     3 17 Brad Lamberson 8 14.067 8  
4 31 Ron Parish 13.809 13.852     4 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.394 1  
5 72 Dan Loughan 13.819 13.823     5 07 Matt Vannier 8 14.378 8  
6 47 Craig Curtis 13.823 13.844     6 40 Ken Ott 8 14.422 8  
7 M1 Bill Butler 13.850 13.895                  
8 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.859 13.884     Heat 2 Results:        
9 17 Brad Lamberson 13.979 14.026                    
10 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 14.005 14.137     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 M74 Nate Moon 14.090 14.108       1 47 Craig Curtis 8 13.942 5  
12 45 Jim Kennedy 14.214 14.268     2 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.817 6  
13 40 Ken Ott 14.346 14.411     3 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.944 3  
14 07 Matt Vannier 14.414 14.445     4 31 Ron Parish 8 13.912 6  
              5 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.969 7  
              6 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.752 1  
              7 27. Nyle Weiler 3 14.112 3  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 55. Larry Wallace 35 13.750 32                  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.761 29                  
3 M1 Bill Butler 35 13.947 4                  
4 31 Ron Parish 35 13.850 5                  
5 72 Dan Loughan 35 14.014 9                  
6 17 Brad Lamberson 35 13.908 4                  
7 27. Nyle Weiler 35 14.029 16                  
8 47 Craig Curtis 35 13.882 8                  
9 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 35 13.996 5                  
10 M74 Nate Moon 35 14.051 8                  
11 45 Jim Kennedy 35 14.240 4                  
12 07 Matt Vannier 35 14.361 5                  
13 40 Ken Ott 33 14.255 7                  
14 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 23 14.208 16                  
                             
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 79 Todd Metz Jr. 15.936 15.961     1 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.366 8  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.081 16.130     2 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.341 8  
3 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.112 16.156     3 15 Jerry King 8 17.951 7  
4 7. Kyle Crump 16.112 16.116     4 6 Brad Robison 8 18.179 3  
5 22. Aaron Taylor 16.165 -.---     5 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 17.661 1  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 16.258 16.290     6 30 RJ Miller 5 17.663 3  
7 23 Darren Wright 16.272 16.289     7 1 Brian Beckner 2 17.426 2  
8 17x John Conroy 16.629 16.637                  
9 288 Branden Moody 16.951 17.097                    
10 43 Abby Looman 16.983 17.007     Heat 2 Results:        
11 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.130 17.140                    
12 7 Lexus Jarecki 17.145 17.269     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 5. Mike Westphal 17.160 17.288     1 7 Lexus Jarecki 8 16.819 8  
14 20 Patrick Denison 17.236 17.238     2 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.043 7  
15 30 RJ Miller 17.256 17.278     3 288 Branden Moody 8 16.712 3  
16 9 Bryan Jenks 17.272 17.280     4 17x John Conroy 8 16.594 8  
17 1 Brian Beckner 17.292 17.480     5 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.237 4  
18 5 Rich Roberts 17.324 17.344     6 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.198 8  
19 15 Jerry King 17.916 18.190     7 43 Abby Looman 8 17.099 5  
20 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17.947 17.964                  
21 6 Brad Robison 17.980 18.099                    
              Heat 3 Results :        
                             
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
            1 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.321 4  
            2 7. Kyle Crump 8 16.297 4  
            3 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.136 5  
            4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.155 6  
            5 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.418 8  
            6 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.370 5  
            7 23 Darren Wright 8 16.430 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 15.972 16     1 20 Patrick Denison 20 17.011 20  
2 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.206 4     2 5. Mike Westphal 20 17.213 12  
3 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.351 4     3 9 Bryan Jenks 20 16.999 15  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.114 13     4 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.076 13  
5 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.146 12     5 7 Lexus Jarecki 19 17.066 5  
6 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.455 10     6 6 Brad Robison 19 17.998 7  
7 23 Darren Wright 20 16.273 7     7 1 Brian Beckner 11 17.084 5  
8 17x John Conroy 20 16.517 7     8 30 RJ Miller 1 18.849 1  
9 16 Scott Sparagowski 19 17.047 3     9 15 Jerry King 0 -.--- -  
10 43 Abby Looman 19 17.055 6                  
11 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17 18.141 2                  
12 288 Branden Moody 0 -.--- -                  
                             
Lipari Foods Spartan Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 14.240 14.261     1 33 Matt Childers 8 15.320 8  
2 24 Damon Place 14.349 14.393     2 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 15.802 7  
3 7L Marc Long 14.538 14.563     3 88 Marc Childers 8 15.476 8  
4 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.592 14.592     4 51 Tim Vantrease 8 16.042 8  
5 42 Steven Prucnell 14.660 14.673     5 2B James Sawade 8 16.309 8  
6 07 Jordan Harvey 14.701 14.709     6 19 Jenn Wilt 8 17.015 5  
7 47 Misty Allen 14.766 14.790     7 40 Scott Rodgers 3 16.474 3  
8 44 Tom Freeman Jr 15.092 15.313     8 9 Bryan Jenks 3 19.268 3  
9 88 Marc Childers 15.311 15.353                    
10 33 Matt Childers 15.329 15.338     Heat 2 Results:        
11 40 Scott Rodgers 15.802 15.864                    
12 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.160 16.244     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 51 Tim Vantrease 16.234 16.252     1 07 Jordan Harvey 8 14.762 7  
14 2B James Sawade 16.445 16.466     2 42 Steven Prucnell 8 14.717 4  
15 19 Jenn Wilt 17.781 17.893     3 47 Misty Allen 8 14.996 4  
16 9 Bryan Jenks 19.033 19.110     4 7L Marc Long 8 14.630 7  
17 69 Al Williams 21.602 21.668     5 24 Damon Place 8 14.743 6  
18 7L Dane Long -.--- -.---     6 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 8 14.755 8  
              7 44 Tom Freeman Jr 8 15.181 7  
              8 69 Al Williams 7 16.202 6  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 20 14.391 6     1 33 Matt Childers 20 15.259 9  
2 42 Steven Prucnell 20 14.711 6     2 88 Marc Childers 20 15.270 9  
3 07 Jordan Harvey 20 14.792 7     3 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 15.875 7  
4 47 Misty Allen 20 14.816 5     4 51 Tim Vantrease 20 16.052 13  
5 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 20 14.828 6     5 19 Jenn Wilt 19 16.939 9  
6 44 Tom Freeman Jr 9 15.046 7     6 40 Scott Rodgers 17 16.497 11  
7 69 Al Williams 7 16.001 4     7 9 Bryan Jenks 16 17.690 9  
8 24 Damon Place 0 -.--- -                  
9 7L Dane Long 0 -.--- -