By Duane Turner, Mason, MI: Leroy Butler took the lead on lap 10 and never looked back en route to his win in the Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds. Tony Monge had to pass for the lead three times to finally claim the win in the Sawyers Superstore Michigan Legends feature. The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks saw William Larner win the Outlaw feature, while Randy Kretzinger Jr took the stock feature. Mason Surgener was awarded the victory in the Parts Place Napa Bandolero Bandit feature, and Caiden Bailey won the Junior Bandits.
The Parts Place Napa Junior Bandits would take to the track first. Logan Long takes the early lead with Caiden Bailey close behind. As the duo raced in to turn four, Bailey uses a slide job to take the lead. The 12-lap feature went non-stop with Bailey taking the win. Long and Katie Martin are the top three. In the Senior Bandit feature, Alex Hartwig from Portage, WI grabs the lead at the drop of the green as Mason Surgener takes second from Karter Stark. At the halfway point, Hartwig and Surgener continue to run nose to tail. With two laps to go, Surgener closes in on the rear bumper of Hartwig, but cannot complete the pass as Hartwig takes the win over Surgener, and Stark. In post-race inspection, the car of Hartwig did not pass, handing the win to Surgener.
Bill Butler led the Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds to the drop of the green flag. Bill Butler grabs the early lead as caution waves after one lap. On the restart, Bill Heeney Jr takes the lead from the outside as caution waves again after lap two. On the restart, Heeney Jr takes off to a sizable lead as Leroy Butler takes over second. By lap six, Leroy Butler catches Heeney Jr for the lead, as caution waves again. When the race continued, Jason Parish catches the lead duo to make it a three-car race for the lead. On lap 10, Leroy Butler slips by Heeney Jr to take the lead. On lap 14, Jason Parish takes over second, with Jim Butler following in to third. With ten laps to go, the top three distanced themselves from the rest of the field. At the finish, Leroy Butler takes the win, followed by Jason Parish and Jim Butler in the top three.
The Sawyers Superstore Michigan Legends feature started with Josh Indig and Ray Janisse Jr making contact in turn three, ending both of their evenings. On the restart, Greg Rudzik takes the point, as Rich Michalak and Tony Monge are second and third. One lap later, Monge takes over second, and looks to catch Rudzik. On lap seven, Monge catches Rudzik as the duo battle for the lead. Just one lap later, Monge slips to the bottom in turn three and takes the lead. On lap 12, Rudzik retakes the lead in turn one as Monge gets tight in turn two. On lap 14, Monge goes back to the lead in turn three, as Rudzik keeps pace with ten laps to go. With five laps to go, Monge begins to pull away as caution waves for Rich Michalak. On the restart, Rudzik takes the lead with four to go, and the caution waves again with two laps to go. The final restart, Monge noses ahead at the white flag, and takes the win by just a nose at the finish line. Rudzik is second while Tyler Mackenzie is third.
The Boss Snow Equipment Outlaw Pony Stocks saw William Larner jump out to the early lead. Ryan Hollister followed in second with DJ Marciniak in third. As the race wound down, Larner increased his lead, and takes the win. Hollister was second, followed by Marciniak in third. In the pony stock feature, Ken Dollarhite Jr grabbed the early lead, but Randy Kretzinger Jr takes over on lap two. Wayne Parkhurst II settles in to third on lap four. On lap six, Jimmy Burchett takes over third, and closes in on Dollarhite for second. On lap nine, contact between Burchett and Dollarhite moves Burchett in to second, and Parkhurst takes advantage to retake third. In the meantime, Kretzinger has pulled away, and dominates the feature event. Dollarhite holds on for second, with Parkhurst in third.
Up next at “The Track The Stars Call Home”, another Special Spring Pricing Event. On Friday, May 11th, the Performance Automotive Northwest Spartan Stocks, Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks, and Sawyers Superstore Michigan Legends to will take to the ¼ mile of Corrigan Oil Speedway. For more information, log on to the official website at www.corriganoilspeedway.com.
William Larner with his second feature win in two events in 2018 in the Boss Snow Equipment Outlaw Pony Stock feature.
Tony Monge after a hard fought victory in the Sawyers Superstore Michigan Legends.
Randy Kretzinger Jr was another to grab his second win of the year in the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock feature.
Mason Surgener with his second win in the Parts Place Napa Bandolero bandit feature.
Leroy Butler took the opening night win in the Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds.
Caiden Bailey won the Parts Place Napa bandolero Junior bandit feature. (Racing Woody Photo: https://racingwoodys.smugmug.com/SpartanSpeedway )