Feature Winners
SLM Feature Winner Michigan Modified Feature Winner
Super Late Models Michigan Modifieds
Spartan Street Stock Feature Winner Pony Stock Feature Winner
Spartan Street Stocks Pony Stocks

Heat & Consi Winners
SLM Super Late Model Heat 1 Winner Super Late Model Heat 2 Winner Super Late Model Heat 3 Winner
MMA Michigan Modified Heat 2 Winner Michigan Modified Heat 3 Winner
SS Street Stock Heat 1 Winner Street Stock Heat 3 Winner
PS Pony Stock Heat 1 Winner
Winners pictures courtesy of Kirk Oudbier, Spartan Speedway Track Photographer
Reprints and photo souvenirs are available at the track photography booth.


WEEKLY RACE SUMMARY
by Todd Cumming

Perry Photos Heeney at Spartan Speedway

The weather is still feeling like winter, but the racing has quickly heated up at the raciest mile in Michigan. The closet finish in Spartan Speedway history had Bud Perry nipping Brain Heeney at the line by 0.002 seconds in the WIBM AM1450 Michigan Modifieds feature event. The new transponders were needed as it looked like a dead heat to the spectators. Heeney took the early lead from the outside pole and at times had a straightaway lead, but last weeks winner, Bud Perry was the car to watch as he worked the entire track from his 12th starting spot. Perry finally had his chance after a late caution created a five-lap shoot-out. These last five laps were some of the best racing the track has seen in years as Heeney and Perry ran side-by-side, inside and outside until Perry nipped Heeney at the line for his second victory of the season. Leroy Ellis came home 3rd in his best finish ever. Larry Wallace and Jim Butler rounded out the top five. Perry also claimed the 3-D Auto Racing Supplies Hard Charger Award.

Rolly Olney took his first ever victory in a heat win as Ron Parish Sr. and Dan Logan won the other heats. Bill Luckhurst was the Racefan.com fast qualifier for the 21-car field with a lap of 13.828.

The COMCAST Cablevision Super Late Models 50-lap feature had their own share of excitement as the Ryan brothers staged their own family feud in the 50-lap event. Tim Ryan tried the inside on numerous late race restarts, but the veteran Charlie Ryan Jr. was able to hang on for the popular win over Tim. Bill Heeney Jr. was third followed by a great duel for 4th as Jon McNett beat out John Dunivion. McNett claimed the Pierce Race Engines Hard Charger Award for the evening.

Jim Heeney, Jack Landis and Bill Heeney Jr. claimed the heat wins, while Jim Heeney also took home the semi feature event. Dave Stehouwer set fast time with a lap of 13.078 for the 23-car field.

The Performance NW Street Stocks 25 lap feature had Stan Lambert and Joe Barnhart on the pole, with Lambert taking the early lead. Brain Beckner quickly jumped to the outside trying to take the position when he made heavy contact with the front stretch wall. The restart had the entire pack running side-by side through 10th position. Lap 16 had cars coming out of turn 4 four abreast as Jim Blanchard Jr. worked Rick Gokee for 2nd. As the pack still raced in formation, Landon Hidy and Mike McEwan got together in turn 3 creating an exciting 2-lap finish. The restart had the 3rd place car of David Thorburn heading to the pits with a flat and Blanchard working Lambert hard for the win. Lambert was able to hold off Blanchard for the win followed by Ben Hidy, Gokee and Dave Parker. Doc Dutton brought home the Lost Tiger Tattoos Hard Charger Award finishing 8th from his 20th starting spot.

Another first time winner was Joe Barnhart in the first Street Stock heat along with Rob Patrick and Mike McEwan taking heats two and three. Ben Hidy set fast time with a lap of 14.664 for the 20-car field.

The Midwest Amusement Pony Stocks 15-lap feature had an all women front row with Sarah Flotka and Lyndsay Ward. Nat Hinderer jumped pass both to take the early lead as Chris VanGordon flew through the pack and was up to 3rd by lap 3. Van Gordon then took over the lead on lap 6 and started to stretch his lead when he encountered heavy lapped traffic. Fast qualifier, Mike Daily, driving Julie Abbot's car quietly snuck up to VanGordon's back bumper. As the leaders raced the final laps in traffic, Daily was able to use it to his advantage and take his first ever win over VanGordon, Trei Duble, Hinderer and Kenny Clark. Daily also took home the Mac's All Car Auto Salvage Hard Charger Award.

Nate Hinderer was the third first time winner of the evening and Chris VanGordon won the other Pony Stock heat. Mike Daily set fast time for the 16-car field at 17.181.

This weekend will kick-off the Mr. Gasket Hard Charger Award Program for all divisions in Spartan Speedway Carquest Racing Series


QUALIFYING RESULTS
Late Models                         
1         33        Dave Stehouwer      13.078
2         30        Joey Shuryan        13.167
3         7         Jon McNett          13.278
4         1         Phil Massuch        13.280
5         44        Jeff Hackworth      13.281
6         1         Chris Place         13.292
7         FOX47     Bill Heeney         13.301
8         3D        John Dunivon        13.368
9         29        Doug Finley         13.383
10        10        Stan Perry          13.385
11        14        Timothy Ryan        13.395
12        24        Charlie Ryan        13.397
13        34        John Ledwidge       13.457
14        28        Chip Garlock        13.460
15        10        Jack Landis         13.481
16        22        Lee Taylor          13.531
17        17H       James Heeney        13.584
18        0         Larry Roberts       13.901
19        75        Craig Willet        13.944
20        67        Tim Rugg            13.950
21        45        Carl Sodman         14.037
22        88        Dale Eglon          14.129
23        94        Evan Barrett        14.568
Modifieds                           
1         33        Bill Luckhurst      13.828
2         88        Richard LaPratt     13.851
3         10        Bud Perry           13.852
4         M2        Jim Butler          13.871
5         16        Troy Tucker         13.922
6         96        Justin Kazmar       14.038
7         72        Daniel M Loughan    14.065
8         34        James Allen         14.068
9         50        Leroy Ellis         14.084
10        55        Larry Wallace       14.087
11        1H        Brian Heeney        14.115
12        M1        William Butler      14.164
13        0w        Mike Wells          14.165
14        31SR      Ronald Parish       14.184
15        84        Jon Deford          14.275
16        1         Laszlo Donnert      14.378
17        71        Michael Gaier       14.446
18        13        Ken Buchner         14.500
19        21        Tom Trudgeon        14.620
20        K3        Kyle Hicks          14.716
21        3R        Rolly Olney         14.725
22        16        Wayne Beckner Jr.      DNQ
Street Stocks                       
1         97        Ben Hidy            14.664
2         87        Landon Hidy         14.726
3         51        David Thorburn      14.776
4         7L        Dane Long           14.839
5         145       Mike Havens         14.885
6         38        Mike McEwan         14.924
7         7         Larry Blanchard     14.967
8         12        Andy Schmelzer      15.087
9         94        Dave Parker         15.161
10        11        Brian Beckner       15.226
11        31        Richard Gokee       15.243
12        44        Trent Jenson        15.248
13        FOX47     Robert Patrick      15.285
14        23x       Joe Barnhart        15.392
15        4         Stanley Lambert     15.397
16        50        Bob Flotka          15.404
17        16        Mike Ammerman       15.594
18        83        Mark Ragsdale       15.646
19        M74       Nathan Moon         16.128
20        69        Allan Williams      16.694
21        T2        Doc Dutton             DNQ
22        37        Bruce Jones            DNQ
23        79        Rob Marten Sr.         DNQ
 
Pony Stocks                               
1         424       Mike Daily          17.181
2         38        Chris Van Gorden    17.377
3         8         Kyle Ballard        17.507
4         11        Kenny Clark         17.536
5         77        Missy Bishop        17.938
6         711       Jacob Huey          18.003
7         FOX47     Jerri Lynn Munn     18.356
8         72        Jimmy Scavarda      18.371
9         74        Scott Sigman        18.415
10        9         Robert Fletcher     18.466
11        88        Mannie Goodrich     18.553
12        31        Trei Deubel         18.591
13        29        Nate Hinderer       18.592
14        61        Andy Sands          18.794
15        22        Lyndsay Ward        19.230
16        22        Sarah Flotka        21.881


RACE RESULTS
Fast Qualifier                                  Feature         
        33      Dave Stehouwer  13.078          1.      24      Charlie Ryan
                                                2.      14      Timothy Ryan
Top Qualifier's                                 3.      FOX47   Bill Heeney
1.      33      Dave Stehouwer                  4.      7       Jon McNett
2.      30      Joey Shuryan                    5.      3D      John Dunivon
3.      7       Jon McNett                      6.      1       Chris Place
4.      01      Phil Massuch                    7.      10      Stan Perry
                                                8.      33      Dave Stehouwer
Heat 1                                          9.      10      Jack Landis
1.      17H     James Heeney                    10.     44      Jeff Hackworth
2.      67      Tim Rugg                        11.     28      Chip Garlock
3.      88      Dale Eglon                      12.     22      Lee Taylor
4.      75      Craig Willet                    13.     17H     James Heeney
5.      00      Larry Roberts                   14.     34      John Ledwidge
6.      94      Evan Barrett                    15.     00      Larry Roberts
                                                16.     29      Doug Finley
Heat 2                                          17.     01      Phil Massuch
1.      10      Jack Landis                     18.     30      Joey Shuryan
2.      24      Charlie Ryan                    19.     67      Tim Rugg
3.      28      Chip Garlock                    20.     75      Craig Willet
4.      34      John Ledwidge                   21.     94      Evan Barrett
5.      14      Timothy Ryan                    22.     88      Dale Eglon
6.      29      Doug Finley             
                                        
Heat 3                                                  
1.      FOX47   Bill Heeney             
2.      1       Chris Place             
3.      44      Jeff Hackworth          
4.      7       Jon McNett              
5.      33      Dave Stehouwer          
6.      01      Phil Massuch            
Fast Qualifier                                  Feature         
        33      Bill Luckhurst  13.828          1.      10      Bud Perry
                                                2.      FOX47   Brian Heeney
Top Qualifiers                                  3.      50      Leroy Ellis
1.      33      Bill Luckhurst                  4.      55      Larry Wallace
2.      88      Richard LaPratt                 5.      M2      Jim Butler
3.      10      Bud Perry                       6.      M1      William Butler
4.      M2      Jim Butler                      7.      88      Richard LaPratt
                                                8.      31SR    Ronald Parish
Heat 1                                          9.      71      Michael Gaier
1.      3R      Rolly Olney                     10.     96      Justin Kazmar
2.      13      Ken Buchner                     11.     72      Daniel M Loughan
3.      84      Jon Deford                      12.     84      Jon Deford
4.      21      Tom Trudgeon                    13.     0w      Mike Wells
5.      71      Michael Gaier                   14.     21      Tom Trudgeon
6.      K3      Kyle Hicks                      15.     3R      Rolly Olney
                                                16.     33      Bill Luckhurst
Heat 2                                          17.     K3      Kyle Hicks
1.      31SR    Ronald Parish                   18.     13      Ken Buchner
2.      0w      Mike Wells                      19.     16      Troy Tucker
3.      M1      William Butler                  
4.      FOX47   Brian Heeney                    
5.      50      Leroy Ellis                     
6.      55      Larry Wallace                   
                                                
Heat 3                                                  
1.      72      Daniel M Loughan                
2.      96      Justin Kazmar                   
3.      M2      Jim Butler                      
4.      10      Bud Perry                       
5.      33      Bill Luckhurst                  
6.      88      Richard LaPratt                 
Fast Qualifier                                  Feature         
        97      Ben Hidy        14.664          1.      04      Stanley Lambert
                                                2.      07      Larry Blanchard
Top Qualifiers                                  3.      97      Ben Hidy
1.      97      Ben Hidy                        4.      31      Richard Gokee
2.      87      Landon Hidy                     5.      94      Dave Parker
3.      51      David Thorburn                  6.      38      Mike McEwan
4.      7L      Dane Long                       7.      7L      Dane Long
                                                8.      T2      Doc Dutton
Heat 1                                          9.      44      Trent Jenson
1.      23x     Joe Barnhart                    10.     12      Andy Schmelzer
2.      50      Bob Flotka                      11.     50      Bob Flotka
3.      04      Stanley Lambert                 12.     51      David Thorburn
4.      83      Mark Ragsdale                   13.     37      Bruce Jones
5.      69      Allan Williams                  14.     83      Mark Ragsdale
6.      16      Mike Ammerman                   15.     87      Landon Hidy
                                                16.     145     Mike Havens
Heat 2                                          17.     16      Mike Ammerman
1.      FOX47   Robert Patrick                  18.     11      Brian Beckner
2.      44      Trent Jenson                    19.     69      Allan Williams
3.      11      Brian Beckner                   
4.      31      Richard Gokee                   
5.      94      Dave Parker                     
6.      07      Larry Blanchard                 
                                                
Heat 3                                                  
1.      38      Mike McEwan                     
2.      145     Mike Havens                     
3.      51      David Thorburn                  
4.      87      Landon Hidy                     
5.      97      Ben Hidy                        
6.      7L      Dane Long                       
Fast Qualifier                                  Feature         
        424     Mike Daily      17.181          1.      424     Mike Daily
                                                2.      38      Chris Van Gorden
Top Qualifiers                                  3.      31      Trei Deubel
1.      424     Mike Daily                      4.      29      Nate Hinderer
2.      38      Chris Van Gorden                5.      11      Kenny Clark
3.      8       Kyle Ballard                    6.      77      Missy Bishop
4.      11      Kenny Clark                     7.      74      Scott Sigman
                                                8.      88      Mannie Goodrich
Heat 1                                          9.      8       Kyle Ballard
1.      29      Nate Hinderer                   10.     FOX47   Jerri Lynn Munn
2.      88      Mannie Goodrich                 11.     72      Jimmy Scavarda
3.      74      Scott Sigman                    12.     22      Lyndsay Ward
4.      09      Robert Fletcher                 13.     22      Sarah Flotka
5.      61      Andy Sands                      14.     711     Jacob Huey
                                                15.     61      Andy Sands
                                                16.     09      Robert Fletcher
Heat 2                                          
1.      38      Chris Van Gorden                
2.      424     Mike Daily                      
3.      72      Jimmy Scavarda                  
4.      711     Jacob Huey                      
5.      11      Kenny Clark         
Posted 5/6/03 - Updated 5/31/03

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