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Spartan Speedway Crowns Champions

By Michelle Sprague
The Sawyer’s Chevrolet Superstore Late Models saw Dave Stehouwer sweep the division on Season Championship Night, winning both the Four Car Dash and the feature, but Tim Ryan clinched the division championship by finishing fourth in the 40- lap feature. Past-champion, Jimmy Gallagher, held the lead until lap 32, when Stehouwer dove to the inside of Gallagher to take the lead. Doug Finley had a great run, finishing third. Ryan and Bob Bauer rounded out the top five. Bauer also took the heat win for the evening.
Simply by starting the race, Leroy Ellis became the three-time Modified Champion. Chris Ozanich, on his second night back at the Spartan Speedway, tallied the feature win with Ellis breathing down his back. Chris Hettinger and Dan Loughan had battled second in the early going, with Hettinger coming home third behind Ellis. Sonny Coito and Ron Parish finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Matt Vainner took his second heat win and dirt specialist, Brian Ruhlman, tallied a heat win.
Damon Place clinched the Lipari Spartan Stock “A” championship with his win over Dane Long. Josh Trammell held the lead for the majority of the race until a caution on lap 26 gave Place the window of opportunity to take the lead away. Place took the lead after the restart, leaving Trammell to contend with Dane Long, who finished second to Place. Trammell, Mike Ammerman and Marc Long rounded out the top five.
Rob Newman took the “B” feature win in a slightly modified race car after a lap two altercation. Newman and Mark Carson battled it out for the lead starting at lap 10, swapping the lead nearly every other lap. Newman came out on top, followed by Carson, Jerry Schroll, Tyler Hawkins and Craig Stevens. By virtue of his commitment to the “B” division and top-notch finishes, Ken Dollarhite was crowned the “B” division champion. Dollarhite won the heat race in a borrowed car, after losing a tire and hub assembly in qualifying, but was able to return for the feature in his own race car. Newman scored a “B” heat win with Marc and Dane Long each taking home a heat win in the “A” division.
Todd Metz Jr. became the two-time champion of the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division, beating out his father, Todd Metz Sr., for the honor by one point. Metz Sr. held the lead, until Jr. drove around him, on the outside, for the lead on lap five. Tyler Heeney and Kyle Crump were able to get around Metz Sr. as well, dashing his hopes of becoming the A division champ.
Brandon Moody took the B feature win, after Rich Roberts and Patrick Denison tangled on the front stretch. Mike Westphal, R J Miller, Scott Sparagowski and Trina Wurmnest finished out the top five, but when the dust cleared, Patrick Denison was declared the B division champion. Bryan Jenks, R J Miller and Todd Metz Jr. scored heat wins for the evening.


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 29 Doug Finley 13.244 13.351     1 33 Dave Stehouwer 4 13.440 3  
2 14. Tim Ryan 13.369 13.408     2 14. Tim Ryan 4 13.426 3  
3 95 Dominique VanWieringen 13.390 13.425     3 29 Doug Finley 4 13.383 4  
4 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.395 13.409     4 95 Dominique VanWieringen 4 13.462 4  
5 25. Jimmy Gallagher 13.397 13.418                  
6 86 John Osterhouse 13.473 13.505     Heat 2 Results:        
7 3 Logan Beckwith 13.474 13.507                  
8 88 Scott Sigman 13.530 13.636     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 2. Bob Bauer 13.545 13.581       1 2. Bob Bauer 8 13.655 6  
10 39 David Watson 13.547 13.602     2 86 John Osterhouse 8 13.571 8  
11 33. Stan Yee Jr. 13.629 13.640       3 33. Stan Yee Jr. 8 13.730 5  
12 24 Joe Binddinger 13.757 13.783     4 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.731 5  
13 45 Carl Sodman 14.134 14.149     5 25. Jimmy Gallagher 8 13.595 6  
              6 88 Scott Sigman 8 13.659 6  
              7 39 David Watson 8 13.696 8  
              8 24 Joe Binddinger 3 14.070 1  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.337 4                  
2 29 Doug Finley 40 13.378 5                  
3 25. Jimmy Gallagher 40 13.390 4                  
4 14. Tim Ryan 40 13.418 3                  
5 2. Bob Bauer 40 13.542 19                  
6 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.633 30                  
7 39 David Watson 40 13.683 29                  
8 88 Scott Sigman 40 13.648 31                  
9 33. Stan Yee Jr. 40 13.816 8                  
10 24 Joe Binddinger 40 13.750 10                  
11 86 John Osterhouse 29 13.588 8                  
12 95 Dominique VanWieringen 28 13.609 15                  
13 45 Carl Sodman 5 14.095 3                  
                             
                             
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 13.628 13.665     1 07 Matt Vainner 8 14.113 8  
2 31 Ron Parish 13.706 13.767     2 31B Harry Parish 8 14.050 7  
3 72 Dan Loughan 13.712 13.717     3 42. Bubber Patrick 8 14.170 8  
4 8 Sonny Coito 13.731 13.773     4 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.152 8  
5 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.759 13.762     5 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 8 14.252 2  
6 0z Chris Ozanich 13.792 13.845     6 M1 Bill Butler 6 13.859 5  
7 49 Brian Ruhlman 13.874 13.896     7 17H Jim Heeney 2 13.889 2  
8 81 Bill Heeney 13.900 13.920                  
9 M1 Bill Butler 13.946 13.960       Heat 2 Results:        
10 47 Tracey Hernley 14.004 14.071                  
11 31B Harry Parish 14.010 14.093       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
12 07 Matt Vainner 14.036 14.116     1 49 Brian Ruhlman 8 13.807 3  
13 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 14.197 14.260     2 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 13.749 5  
14 M74 Nate Moon 14.335 14.365     3 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.662 8  
15 17H Jim Heeney 14.566 14.697     4 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.696 3  
16 42. Bubber Patrick -.--- -.---     5 8 Sonny Coito 8 13.831 8  
              6 31 Ron Parish 8 13.854 7  
              7 0z Chris Ozanich 8 14.042 2  
              8 81 Bill Heeney 8 13.976 3  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.743 14                  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.812 14                  
3 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 35 13.845 14                  
4 8 Sonny Coito 35 13.852 19                  
5 31 Ron Parish 35 13.942 22                  
6 81 Bill Heeney 35 13.984 2                  
7 M1 Bill Butler 35 14.030 10                  
8 49 Brian Ruhlman 35 14.158 2                  
9 47 Tracey Hernley 35 14.082 20                  
10 17H Jim Heeney 35 13.910 5                  
11 31B Harry Parish 35 14.144 30                  
12 72 Dan Loughan 35 13.936 19                  
13 07 Matt Vainner 35 14.132 27                  
14 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 31 14.144 6                  
15 42. Bubber Patrick 23 14.131 18                  
16 M74 Nate Moon 11 15.189 9                  
                             
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. 15.977 15.984     1 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.406 8  
2 7. Kyle Crump 16.143 16.157     2 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.393 8  
3 19 Tyler Heeney 16.257 16.501     3 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 17.386 8  
4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.269 16.322     4 15 Jerry King 8 17.462 2  
5 22. Aaron Taylor 16.314 16.320     5 40 Scott Rodgers 8 17.530 7  
6 23 Darren Wright 16.329 16.332     6 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.198 5  
7 1 Brian Beckner 16.370 16.393     7 6 Brad Robison 8 18.333 8  
8 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.574 16.612                  
9 288 Branden Moody 16.639 16.846       Heat 2 Results:        
10 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 16.733 16.793                  
11 5. Mike Westphal 16.875 17.652       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
12 16 Scott Sparagowski 16.904 16.915     1 30 RJ Miller 8 16.840 5  
13 30 RJ Miller 16.909 17.014     2 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.520 6  
14 5 Rich Roberts 17.017 17.103     3 288 Branden Moody 8 16.866 8  
15 40 Scott Rodgers 17.089 17.143     4 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.106 8  
16 15 Jerry King 17.201 17.214     5 5. Mike Westphal 8 16.938 3  
17 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17.281 17.388     6 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 8 17.052 4  
18 20 Patrick Denison 17.306 17.357     7 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.179 2  
19 45 Christopher Taylor 17.418 17.504                  
20 9 Bryan Jenks 17.793 18.237     Heat 3 Results :        
21 6 Brad Robison 18.628 18.645                    
              Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
                1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 15.872 8  
            2 7. Kyle Crump 8 16.061 7  
            3 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.051 5  
            4 23 Darren Wright 8 16.199 7  
            5 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.386 8  
            6 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.617 3  
            7 1 Brian Beckner 8 16.711 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 15.880 9     1 288 Branden Moody 20 17.049 20  
2 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.125 17     2 5. Mike Westphal 20 17.264 3  
3 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.369 10     3 30 RJ Miller 20 17.256 15  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.506 14     4 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.215 5  
5 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.473 8     5 T17 Trina Wurmnest 20 17.376 10  
6 1 Brian Beckner 20 16.385 13     6 45 Christopher Taylor 20 17.302 17  
7 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.428 9     7 6 Brad Robison 20 18.318 7  
8 23 Darren Wright 5 16.722 2     8 5 Rich Roberts 19 17.033 5  
                9 20 Patrick Denison 19 17.238 8  
                10 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 19 17.205 15  
                11 9 Bryan Jenks 16 17.274 13  
                12 40 Scott Rodgers 15 17.531 14  
                13 15 Jerry King 3 17.954 2  
                             
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 16 Mike Ammerman 13.972 16.906     1 9 Ken Dollarhite 8 15.926 8  
2 70 Ron Heeney 13.999 14.065     2 78 Tyler Hawkins 8 16.374 5  
3 24 Damon Place 14.038 14.082     3 48 Graig Stephens 8 15.978 3  
4 29 Dustin Danzik 14.077 14.179     4 24. Eric Cooley 8 16.139 7  
5 56 Terry Humphreys 14.088 14.122     5 19 Jenn Wilt 8 16.243 7  
6 50 Don Bergau 14.144 14.226     6 56. Josh McConnell 8 17.374 4  
7 7L Dane Long 14.150 14.164     7 30 Cory Coddington 1 19.914 1  
8 82 Josh Trammell 14.174 14.245                  
9 36 Matt Kirchen 14.365 14.383       Heat 2 Results:        
10 42 Steven Prucnell 14.481 14.521                  
11 7L. Marc Long 14.553 14.565       Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
12 47 Misty Allen 14.563 14.607     1 17 Robby Newman 8 15.433 3  
13 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.578 14.601     2 40 Scott Rodgers 8 15.661 5  
14 07 Jordan Harvey 14.728 14.737     3 18 Michael Middaugh 8 15.783 5  
15 77x Ron Heeney 15.049 15.154     4 69 Al Williams 8 15.889 8  
16 69 Al Williams 15.358 15.631     5 2x Jerry Schroll 8 15.701 3  
17 77 Mark Carson 15.569 15.706     6 77 Mark Carson 8 15.902 3  
18 18 Michael Middaugh 15.651 16.326     7 77x Ron Heeney 2 16.114 1  
19 17 Robby Newman 15.670 15.800                  
20 2x Jerry Schroll 15.863 16.293     Heat 3 Results :        
21 40 Scott Rodgers 15.888 15.920                    
22 9 Ken Dollarhite 16.020 16.055     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
23 48 Graig Stephens 16.074 16.237       1 7L. Marc Long 7 14.699 4  
24 78 Tyler Hawkins 16.308 16.312   2 82 Josh Trammell 7 14.208 4  
25 19 Jenn Wilt 16.552 16.696   3 07 Jordan Harvey 7 14.913 3  
26 24. Eric Cooley 16.796 16.826   4 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 7 14.712 4  
27 30 Cory Coddington 18.305 18.697   5 42 Steven Prucnell 7 14.648 4  
28 56. Josh McConnell 18.374 18.615   6 47 Misty Allen 7 14.806 7  
29 9 Bryan Jenks -.--- -.---   7 36 Matt Kirchen 7 14.671 4  
30 51 Tim Vantrease -.--- -.---                
            Heat 4 Results :        
A Feature Results:                    
                Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap     1 7L Dane Long 8 14.132 5  
1 24 Damon Place 30 14.160 10     2 24 Damon Place 8 14.163 6  
2 7L Dane Long 30 14.294 17     3 70 Ron Heeney 8 14.157 4  
3 82 Josh Trammell 30 14.262 16     4 29 Dustin Danzik 8 14.022 5  
4 16 Mike Ammerman 30 14.144 13     5 50 Don Bergau 8 14.174 5  
5 7L. Marc Long 30 14.583 14   6 56 Terry Humphreys 6 14.299 1  
6 42 Steven Prucnell 30 14.621 14     7 16 Mike Ammerman 6 14.143 4  
7 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 30 14.761 3                  
8 47 Misty Allen 26 14.601 26     B Feature Results:        
9 50 Don Bergau 24 14.196 15                  
10 56 Terry Humphreys 21 14.742 9     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 70 Ron Heeney 16 14.308 9     1 17 Robby Newman 20 15.493 11  
12 29 Dustin Danzik 12 14.344 11     2 77 Mark Carson 20 15.712 11  
13 07 Jordan Harvey 7 14.803 4     3 2x Jerry Schroll 20 16.158 9  
14 36 Matt Kirchen 6 14.815 3     4 78 Tyler Hawkins 20 16.292 13  
                5 48 Graig Stephens 20 16.143 13  
                6 40 Scott Rodgers 20 16.208 8  
                7 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 16.396 9  
                8 19 Jenn Wilt 20 16.217 9  
                9 24. Eric Cooley 19 16.112 9  
                10 9 Bryan Jenks 15 15.931 9  
                11 30 Cory Coddington 8 17.491 3  
                12 18 Michael Middaugh 3 16.422 3  
                13 69 Al Williams 3 17.513 2  
                14 77x Ron Heeney 2 16.464 2  
                15 56. Josh McConnell 2 18.182 2