SPARTAN SCOOP - Friday August 28
by Duane Turner
Long, Heeney, McCune, Monge, Hall and Haughton
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Championship night for the Pony Stocks, Spartan Stocks, and Spartan Sprints would have most point battles still up for grabs, and great racing was a result as the teams made that last push to gain any available point. Dane Long grabbed yet another win in the Lipari Foods Spartan Stock A-feature, as Tanner Tallarico took the B-feature. Tyler Heeney won the Boss Snow Equipment A-feature, with Carter Trudgeon winning the B-feature. In the Sawyers Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Jimmy McCune took the win, and Tony Monge was victorious again on the Michigan Legends feature. The Parts Place Napa Bandolero feature events were won by Cody Hall, and Logan Haughton.
The Parts Place Napa Junior Bandit feature had Cameron Leisure take the early lead. Cody Hall and Jon Parish stayed close, and made it a three car battle for the lead by lap four. Hall takes the point at the half way mark, and is able to hold on for his second straight win. Leisure and Parish round out the top three. In the Senior Bandit feature, Logan Haughton takes the early point with Mike Findlay Jr and Faith Schuch closed behind. On lap four, Findlay uses the bottom to take the lead, while Zach Parish moves in to third. With just two laps remaining, Findlay loses power, and comes to a stop handing the lead to Haughton for the restart. Haughton would hold on for the win, but the race was for second. Faith Schuch comes from fourth to take second by a mere 0.030 over Zach Parish.
Nick Landon and Tony Main would lead the Sawyers Chevrolet Spartan Sprint Car 30 lap feature to the green flag. Main would power to the outside to lead the opening lap with Landon and Gary Sherman in tow. Seven laps in, Chris Randolph moves in to second, followed by Doug Dietsch to third. One lap later, Dietsch takes over second, as McCune moves in to third. With 11 laps completed, Main with a 1.5 second lead would spin in turn four bringing out the caution. The restart would have Dietsch on the point with McCune on his rear bumper with 19 laps remaining. With the laps winding down, McCune closed in on the back bumper of Dietsch. With just four laps to go, McCune dives to the inside of Dietsch, with the pair making contact sending Dietsch spinning. After the restart, Jimmy McCune holds on for the win, with Anthony McCune and Don Adams the top three. Doug Dietsch would be crowned the 2015 Spartan Speedway track champion.
Lipari Foods Spartan Stock B-feature would take the track next. David Kelley jumps out to a big early lead from the outside pole. On a lap three restart, Shane Miller takes over the lead, with James Gokee Jr and Mike Westphal close behind. After a restart with 10 laps remaining, Tanner Tallarico takes the lead, and begins to pull away. At the checkers, Tallarico takes the win, followed by Jesse Collinge and Miller. Mike Findlay holds on to win the 2015 Spartan Speedway track championship.
The Lipari Foods Spartan Stock A-feature saw Jordan Harvey and Marc Long race side by side for 22 laps, before Harvey would spin in turn four. The restart had Marc and Dane Long on the front row, with Andrew Ritter and Jim Gallagher in the second row. Dane Long take the lead from the high side with Gallagher in second. At the checkers, Dane Long takes with win, and the track championship. Gallagher was second, with Ritter in third.
Former Spartan Speedway track champion in the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks, John Ward Sr would take the early lead in the B-feature. Jerry King would stay close, and take the point on lap four. With 10 laps to go, Carter Trudgeon moves in to second, followed by Laura Beckner in third. With three laps to go, Trudgeon moves to the outside of King, and takes the lead with the white flag waving. Trudgeon takes the win followed by King, and Beckner. Laura Beckner wins the 2015 Spartan Speedway Boss Snow Equipment B division.
The Boss Snow Equipment A-feature would see Randy Kretzinger Jr take the early lead. Troy Andrews stayed close, and took the lead on lap three, but Tyler Heeney out of nowhere took the lead one lap later. The non stop event saw Heeney run away and hide with Brian Beckner and Troy Andrews the top three at the finish. Lex Jarecki with his sixth place finish wins the 2015 Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock A division championship.
Lori Hall grabs the early lead on the the opening lap of the Sawyers Chevrolet Superstore Legend Car feature. Mitchell Huber would sneak by to lead lap two, with Lyn Hall and Greg Rudzik following. Lap four, Rudzik takes the point, with Tony Monge in second, but Monge takes the lead just two laps later. With 10 laps remaining, Mason Ludwig slips past Huber to take over third. At the finish, Monge grabs another win followed by Rudzik and Ludwig.
Up next at Spartan Speedway, Championship night for the Michigan Legends, and Bandoleros on Friday, September 4th. Dwarfs, Mini Cups, and the VORES Compact Touring Series will also battle on the ¼ mile. Also, on Sunday, September 6, Harvest Plus featuring the Enduro Figure 8’s, with Modifieds, Spartan Stocks, and Pony Stocks.
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