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Sprint Champ Crowned at Spartan

By Michelle Sprague
Tom Fedewa made it seven wins in a row on Wingless Sprint Championship Night, Friday, August 19th, sponsored by CARQUEST at the Spartan Speedway. Fedewa swept the division and was named the 2011 Wingless Sprint Champion, after giving up his number one starting position to start eighth on the grid. The finishing order for the 25-lap feature was Fedewa, Jim Heeney, Steve Smith, Gary Sherman and John Boy Hotchkiss. (Supposedly there was a Tony Stewart sighting in Fedewa’s pit as well.)
Chris Hettinger, a competitor in three divisions at the Spartan Speedway, took the 50-lap feature win in the Modified division. Chris Ozanich led through lap 21, with Leroy Ellis breathing down his neck, when caution waved. Ellis took the lead on the restart, but he and Ozanich got together five laps later, turning the lead over to third place, Justin Kazmar. Hettinger had been trying to find a way around Kazmar, and capitalized on the restart after another caution on lap 29. Hettinger put some breathing room between himself and Dan Loughan, who took second away from Kazmar. At the stripe, it was Hettinger, Loughan, Kazmar, Kyle Drake, and Ozanich. Matt Vainner took his first heat win in a modified, while Tracey Hernly and Ozanich also tallied heat wins.
The Lipari Spartan Stocks had their fair share of excitement, duking it out for their share of the Winner’s Circle pie. A frontstretch melee on lap one, as a result of a lost tire, sent four cars (three, after the fact) to the pit, never to return, on lap one of the B Spartan Stock feature. When all was said and done, Rob Newman took the feature win, in only his second week in the car, holding off Tim VanTrease and Ken Dollarhite for the win. Bryan Jenks and Jenn Wilt rounded out the top five. Newman won the four car dash and Scott Rodgers took the heat win.
Marc Long was shown as the early leader of the Spartan Stock A feature, opening a comfortable margin between himself and Jordan Harvey in second. Caution waved as Long was issued a speeding ticket for running consecutive laps under his qualifying time. The lead was handed over to Harvey, but Damon Place took the lead on lap eight, with Josh Trammell moving into the second spot. Trammell tried to reel in Place for the win, but ran out of laps. After 15 laps, it was Place, Trammell, Dane Long, Marc Long and Harvey. Place won the Four Car dash and Marc Long took the A heat win.
The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks B feature saw two speeding tickets issued, sending two leaders to the rear of the field on two separate occasions. Trina Wurmnest held the early lead, with Patrick Denison taking over the reins. Brian Beckner made his charge from the rear of the field count, taking the lead from Denison on lap eight. Two laps later, Beckner received the first speeding ticket. Denison inherited the lead on lap 11 and held on until lap 14 when caution waved. Abby Looman’s car struck the turn four wall, while in mid-air, and was then rear ended after striking the wall. A lengthy red flag resulted, as she was extricated from the car. Moody took the lead on the restart and two laps later received a speeding ticket, sending him a lap down. At the line, it was Denison, RJ Miller, Mike Westphal, Randy Kretzinger Jr. and Trina Wurmnest. Denison and Beckner won their B heats.
Darren Wright flexed his muscle in the opening laps of the Pony Stock A feature, but Tyler Heeney and Todd Metz Jr. proved to be too much to handle, as Wright faded and eventually retired to the pit. Metz tried everything in his power to get around Heeney, but after 20 laps, it was Heeney, Metz Jr., Aaron Taylor, Kyle Crump and Todd Metz Sr. Metz Jr. took the A heat win for the division.


Statistics
                             
                             
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 13.699 13.700     1 07 Matt Vainner 8 14.114 6  
2 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.730 13.798     2 M74 Nate Moon 8 14.212 7  
3 55. Larry Wallace 13.770 13.850     3 49 Brian Ruhlman 8 14.281 7  
4 27. Nyle Weiler 13.784 13.841     4 11 Rachel Carpenter 8 14.323 7  
5 14 Kyle Drake 13.806 13.859     5 40 James Brown 8 14.275 5  
6 96 Justin Kazmar 13.807 13.810     6 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.431 6  
7 0z Chris Ozanich 13.807 13.860     7 0 0 0 0 0  
8 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 13.811 13.921     8 0 0 0 0 0  
9 30 Ryan Zimmerman 13.817 13.888                    
10 17 Dusty Carl 13.824 13.856     Heat 2 Results:        
11 72 Dan Loughan 13.840 13.847                    
12 M1 Bill Butler 13.862 13.868     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 42 Steve Bates 13.863 13.898     1 47 Tracey Hernley 8 13.791 2  
14 31 Ron Parish 13.875 13.940     2 31 Ron Parish 8 13.771 3  
15 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 13.894 13.952     3 42 Steve Bates 8 13.773 7  
16 47 Tracey Hernley 13.927 13.977     4 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.950 5  
17 49 Brian Ruhlman 14.009 14.033     5 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.796 6  
18 40 James Brown 14.058 14.119     6 17 Dusty Carl 8 13.973 6  
19 07 Matt Vainner 14.097 14.167     7 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 8 14.158 2  
20 11 Rachel Carpenter 14.105 14.204     8 30 Ryan Zimmerman 8 13.987 2  
21 M74 Nate Moon 14.149 14.155                    
22 45 Jim Kennedy 14.179 14.335     Heat 3 Results :        
23 81 Bill Heeney 14.193 14.195                    
24 78 Travis Eddy 15.107 -.---   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
25 42. Bubber Patrick 15.241 18.841   1 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.913 4  
26 8. Megan Carpenter -.--- -.---   2 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.763 6  
            3 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 8 13.930 3  
Feature Results:       4 96 Justin Kazmar 8 13.974 4  
            5 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 13.851 5  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap 6 27. Nyle Weiler 8 13.951 4  
1 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 50 13.749 25 7 14 Kyle Drake 8 13.824 5  
2 72 Dan Loughan 50 13.896 2 8 50 Leroy Ellis 3 13.695 2  
3 96 Justin Kazmar 50 13.874 24                  
4 14 Kyle Drake 50 13.774 25                  
5 0z Chris Ozanich 50 13.738 23                  
6 50 Leroy Ellis 50 13.765 24                  
7 47 Tracey Hernley 50 13.905 13                  
8 31 Ron Parish 50 13.867 27                  
9 4 Joe Morlsette Jr 50 13.895 11                
10 17 Dusty Carl 50 14.085 12                  
11 49 Brian Ruhlman 50 14.284 42                  
12 M74 Nate Moon 50 14.233 11                  
13 40 James Brown 49 14.208 6                  
14 11 Rachel Carpenter 49 14.194 10                  
15 27. Nyle Weiler 35 13.910 27                  
16 45 Jim Kennedy 27 14.357 6                  
17 07 Matt Vainner 20 14.116 16                  
18 81 Bill Heeney 19 13.943 9                  
19 55. Larry Wallace 16 13.811 12                  
20 42 Steve Bates 16 13.911 5                  
21 30 Ryan Zimmerman 16 -.--- -                  
22 M1 Bill Butler 14 14.072 8                  
23 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 4 14.104 4                  
                             
Spartan Sprint Series
                             
Feature Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 T42 Tom Fedewa 25 12.546 7   1 T42 Tom Fedewa 8 12.534 8  
2 17 Jim Heeney 25 12.818 6   2 17 Jim Heeney 8 12.729 5  
3 71 Steve Smith 25 12.780 6   3 75 John Hotchkiss 8 13.005 7  
4 37 Gary Sherman 25 12.913 7   4 71 Steve Smith 8 12.917 2  
5 75 John Hotchkiss 25 13.006 17   5 0 Doug Dietsch 8 13.098 2  
6 99 Kyle Feeney 25 12.932 5   6 15K Kevin Feeney 8 13.269 6  
7 33 Steven Irwin 25 13.106 12   7 1M Mike Moore 8 13.245 6  
8 0 Doug Dietsch 25 13.070 19   8 23 Matt Kinzinger 8 13.392 8  
9 35 Chris Hettinger 25 13.047 12     9 8 Ed Lute 4 14.110 1  
10 0. Bradley Wyatt 24 13.077 19                
11 5 Steve VanNote 21 13.733 7     Heat 2 Results:        
12 1M Mike Moore 18 13.340 12                
13 15K Kevin Feeney 12 13.379 3   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
14 23 Matt Kinzinger 12 13.629 6   1 37 Gary Sherman 8 13.017 4  
15 4 Tyler Underwood 9 13.127 5   2 99 Kyle Feeney 8 13.033 6  
16 8 Ed Lute 3 14.288 2   3 33 Steven Irwin 8 13.032 7  
              4 4 Tyler Underwood 8 12.953 4  
              5 35 Chris Hettinger 8 13.000 7  
              6 5 Steve VanNote 8 13.703 2  
              7 0. Bradley Wyatt 6 13.369 5  
                8 42G Curt Shumaker 0 -.--- -  
              9 35k Gavin Hunyady 0 -.--- -  
                             
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. 15.933 15.934     1 20 Patrick Denison 8 16.871 2  
2 7. Kyle Crump 15.962 16.032     2 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.372 1  
3 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.197 16.208     3 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 17.377 7  
4 19 Tyler Heeney 16.215 16.248     4 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.264 6  
5 22. Aaron Taylor 16.256 16.288     5 40 Scott Rodgers 8 17.443 1  
6 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.278 16.343     6 6 Brad Robison 8 18.462 5  
7 23 Darren Wright 16.381 16.411     7 15 Jerry King 8 18.154 3  
8 5. Mike Westphal 16.803 16.876                  
9 1 Brian Beckner 16.828 16.857       Heat 2 Results:        
10 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 16.957 16.978                  
11 30 RJ Miller 16.973 16.973       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
12 43 Abby Looman 17.008 17.029     1 1 Brian Beckner 8 16.442 4  
13 45 Christopher Taylor 17.046 17.109     2 288 Branden Moody 8 16.731 8  
14 288 Branden Moody 17.061 17.467     3 5. Mike Westphal 8 16.868 3  
15 40 Scott Rodgers 17.127 17.175     4 30 RJ Miller 8 16.942 8  
16 20 Patrick Denison 17.129 17.217     5 43 Abby Looman 8 17.143 8  
17 5 Rich Roberts 17.218 17.271     6 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.190 6  
18 15 Jerry King 17.273 17.273     7 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 8 16.963 6  
19 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17.299 17.416                  
20 9 Bryan Jenks 17.334 17.358     Heat 3 Results :        
21 6 Brad Robison 18.540 18.579                    
22 17x John Conroy -.--- -.---     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
                1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.222 8  
            2 23 Darren Wright 8 16.368 8  
            3 7. Kyle Crump 8 16.416 8  
            4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.414 8  
            5 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.401 7  
            6 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.399 8  
            7 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.446 8  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.171 11     1 20 Patrick Denison 20 16.902 5  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.212 11     2 30 RJ Miller 20 16.825 9  
3 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.343 13     3 5. Mike Westphal 20 16.924 18  
4 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.113 17     4 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 20 16.924 7  
5 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.340 16     5 T17 Trina Wurmnest 20 17.434 6  
6 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.419 11     6 40 Scott Rodgers 20 17.353 8  
7 23 Darren Wright 16 16.411 4     7 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.333 10  
                8 45 Christopher Taylor 20 17.713 12  
                9 1 Brian Beckner 19 16.475 11  
                10 288 Branden Moody 19 16.755 8  
                11 6 Brad Robison 19 18.532 4  
                12 9 Bryan Jenks 1 17.540 1  
                13 43 Abby Looman 1 18.288 1  
                             
Lipari Foods Spartan Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           B Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 82 Josh Trammell 14.149 14.161     1 17 Robby Newman 4 15.727 3  
2 50 Don Bergau 14.175 14.265     2 88 Marc Childers 4 15.670 4  
3 24 Damon Place 14.186 14.221     3 33 Matt Childers 4 15.711 4  
4 72 James Scavarda 14.286 14.321     4 9 Bryan Jenks 4 15.678 4  
5 42 Steven Prucnell 14.487 14.512                  
6 47 Misty Allen 14.569 14.577     B Heat Results:        
7 07 Jordan Harvey 14.622 14.695                  
8 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.641 14.650     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 20 Darrell Taylor- SS 14.650 14.760       1 40 Scott Rodgers 8 15.816 6  
10 7L Dane Long 14.701 15.394     2 87 Tyler Hawkins 8 15.746 7  
11 7L. Marc Long 14.857 14.876       3 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.076 3  
12 17 Robby Newman 15.233 15.256     4 78 Jason Luce 8 16.177 8  
13 33 Matt Childers 15.510 15.592     5 19 Jenn Wilt 8 16.293 4  
14 88 Marc Childers 15.566 26.638     6 51 Tim Vantrease 8 16.099 4  
15 9 Bryan Jenks 15.773 15.942     7 18 Michael Middaugh 8 17.521 5  
16 87 Tyler Hawkins 15.897 15.900                  
17 40 Scott Rodgers 15.957 16.020     A Dash Results:        
18 44 Eric Wagner 15.960 16.012                  
19 8 Ken Dollarhite 15.974 16.069     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
20 78 Jason Luce 16.143 16.247     1 24 Damon Place 4 14.165 3  
21 19 Jenn Wilt 16.478 16.527       2 82 Josh Trammell 4 14.179 3  
22 51 Tim Vantrease 16.605 -.---     3 72 James Scavarda 4 14.330 4  
23 18 Michael Middaugh 17.366 17.491       4 50 Don Bergau 4 14.464 3  
24 11 David Kelly -.--- -.---                
25 71 David Elliott -.--- -.---   A Heat Results:        
                         
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
            1 7L. Marc Long 8 14.567 8  
            2 7L Dane Long 8 14.024 2  
            3 47 Misty Allen 8 14.538 3  
            4 42 Steven Prucnell 8 14.532 6  
            5 07 Jordan Harvey 8 14.761 3  
                6 20 Darrell Taylor- SS 8 14.766 3  
                7 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 4 14.657 3  
                             
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 24 Damon Place 15 14.238 15     1 17 Robby Newman 20 15.644 17  
2 82 Josh Trammell 15 14.234 13     2 51 Tim Vantrease 20 15.918 18  
3 7L Dane Long 15 14.278 14     3 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 16.007 19  
4 7L. Marc Long 15 14.516 4     4 9 Bryan Jenks 20 16.006 14  
5 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 15 14.751 15     5 19 Jenn Wilt 20 16.296 8  
6 42 Steven Prucnell 15 14.682 5     6 18 Michael Middaugh 20 16.829 19  
7 07 Jordan Harvey 15 14.768 5     7 44 Eric Wagner 14 15.970 9  
8 20 Darrell Taylor- SS 15 14.840 13     8 87 Tyler Hawkins 1 16.867 1  
9 72 James Scavarda 8 14.794 8     9 78 Jason Luce 1 17.360 1  
10 47 Misty Allen 8 14.741 7     10 88 Marc Childers 1 17.190 1  
                11 40 Scott Rodgers 1 17.301 1  
                12 33 Matt Childers 1 17.061 1