The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for July 21th, 2006

Race Report

Spartan Speedway Celebrates 50 Years
By: Michelle Sprague

Spartan Speedway was festive Friday night, as the track celebrated its 50th year in operation. The grandstands were full and everyone was in the mood for some good, close racing.
The Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models were first on the docket, with the ?Godfather? of the Ohio Posse, Stan Perry, setting fast time. At the drop of the green, Jimmy Gallagher led the charge into first, with John Ledwidge and Doug Finley close behind. Cautions marred the 40 lap feature, with the first coming on lap three. On the restart, Gallagher pulled away from the field, only to see the caution fly again on lap six. Gallagher once again mashed the gas to pull away from the field, as Finley made his way around Ledwidge into second. Caution on lap twelve, as the result of a four-car pile up, set up another restart, but this time, it was Gallagher with Finley, tacked on to his rear bumper, taking the green, as Jon McNett worked the high side around Ledwidge into third. Gallagher, Finley and McNett drove away from the rest of the lead pack, as caution flew again on lap nineteen. Dennis Craft was looking for a way around Ledwidge on the restart, as Jeff Brunt and Stan Perry tried to make their way into the top five. Perry made his way around Brunt and went after Craft, looking high and low for a way around him. With the leaders into slower traffic, caution flew once again, closing up the field behind Gallagher and Finley. Finley looked to the outside of Gallagher on lap 36, but Gallagher slammed the door. Caution waved again for an airborne Chris Place, who luckily landed on all fours in the infield, on lap 38. Craft got into Ledwidge on the restart, and it was back to yellow on lap 38. This set up a two-lap shootout and what a finish it was. Finley tried everything in his power to get around Gallagher, and on the last lap, going into four, pulled up on the outside of Gallagher, and it was a drag race to the stripe. At the line, it was Gallagher, Finley, McNett, Perry, and Ledwidge. Gallagher?s margin of victory was 23/1000ths of a second. Heat races went to Tim Rugg and Finley.
Twenty two WMMQ Classic Rock 94.9 MI Modifieds timed in for their 35-lap feature, with Perry Davenport setting the bar high, on Beacon Sales and Bill Snethkamp Dodge Night. A hungry Dan Loughan jumped into the early lead on the start, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father John, who turned many laps at the ?Track the Stars Call Home.? Mechanical problems for Loughan on lap five took away that opportunity, but he was able to return and remain on the lead lap. Nyle Weiler and Larry Wallace found themselves sitting one and two on the restart, with Tim Easey and Leroy Ellis within striking distance. Ellis used the outside groove to his advantage, and moved into the third position. Bud Perry, always a threat, was lurking in fifth, with fast qualifier, Perry Davenport right on his tail. As the top three pulled away from the field, Easey, Perry, and Davenport waged a battle of their own. Lap 19 saw the leaders in the rear of the field, giving Perry the opportunity to catch the top three, as Davenport worked to reel them in. Weiler, Wallace, and Ellis pulled away from Perry, as they cleared the lapped traffic, leaving Davenport to find a way around Perry. At the stripe, it was Weiler, Wallace, Ellis, Perry, and Davenport. Veterans of the division, Ken Buchner and Bill Butler, grabbed heat wins.
It was the Rouster and Rouster show for the MI Legends series, as Ben and Levi ran one and two after the drop of the green. Jerry Warden put up a good fight but couldn?t quite catch the dynamic duo. Levi took over the top spot on lap three, and never looked back. Ryan Meldrum had to be satisfied coming home in the fourth position behind Warden, while young Barry Hartwell Jr. scored a top five finish. Meldrum and Billy Simmons scored heat wins.
Dane Long continues to be the fast qualifier, week after week, but Jack Koone Jr. is proving to be no slouch in his rookie season, and may just give Long a run for his money by season?s end in the Performance Automotive NW Street Stock division. Chuck Ammerman and Rolly Olney started on the pole for the 25-lap feature, with C. Ammerman taking over the top spot, with Chuck Wilkinson in tow. Wilkinson muscled his way around C. Ammerman, as Corey Davis and Jamie Feguer jumped into the mix ahead of Olney. Wilkinson ran away to hide, as Feguer took care of C. Ammerman to sit in second by lap 15. Mike Ammerman, Ron Heeney, and Dane Long were worked their way up to the leaders and eventually caught Feguer in a Ammerman and Long sandwich. Wilkinson captured his first checker of the season, followed by M. Ammerman, Dane Long, Jamie Feguer, and Ron Heeney. Wilkinson and Heeney won their heats.
It was feature time for the Holiday Powersports Pony Stock division, with Wayne Beckner Jr. and Tina Anderson starting on the pole. Beckner won the drag race to lead the first lap. Brent McCort was on the move, trying to reel in Beckner, and six laps later, he had to fend off Mark Garland?s advances. Garland caught McCort and set his sights on Beckner. Once Beckner got into traffic, it was curtains, as Garland used the traffic to his advantage, and drove into first. John Ward slipped around Beckner into second, as Bryan Passick Sr. moved up into third. John Conroy made his way around Beckner on lap 23 and, after 25-laps, it was Garland, Ward, Passick, Conroy, and Beckner.
Wayne Parkhurst Sr. took a Pure Stock win over Russ Potter II. It was the racing Dads taking over the driving duties from their sons for the evening. Will the sons race against each other tomorrow night at Springport? We?ll have to wait and see!
Please join us Friday, July 28th, as Andrews Chevrolet presents the Super Late Models, MI Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pony Stocks. Friday night, August 4th is a special show sponsored by Classic Rock 94.9 and Kitsmiller RV, featuring School Bus Figure 8?s, Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Midgets, Pony Stocks, and Pony Stock Figure 8?s. Special show gate prices will apply. We hope to see you at the races!


Qualifying Results


Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 10. Stan Perry 13.003 -.--- 13.177
2 7 Jon McNett 13.085 0.082 13.171
3 1. Chris Place 13.087 0.084 13.287
4 44 Jeff Hackworth 13.109 0.106 13.162
5 25. Doug Finley 13.123 0.120 -.---
6 25 Jim Gallagher 13.149 0.146 13.191
7 34 John Ledwidge 13.160 0.157 13.239
8 1 Jeffrey Brunt 13.175 0.172 13.358
9 44. Dennis Craft 13.259 0.256 13.324
10 94 Evan Barrett 13.400 0.397 13.493
11 2 Bob Bauer 13.409 0.406 -.---
12 T2 Doc Dutton 13.521 0.518 13.525
13 94w Fred Worden 13.529 0.526 13.597
14 18. Dean Gassert 13.658 0.655 13.679
15 67 Tim Rugg 13.711 0.708 14.450
16 45 Carl Sodman 13.724 0.721 13.726
17 T61 Walt Obrinske 31.508 18.505 -.---
18 63x Tim Ryan -.--- -.--- -.---


WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 10 Bud Perry 13.834 -.--- 14.006
2 6. Perry Davenport 13.840 0.006 13.869
3 88 Richard LaPratt 13.854 0.020 14.003
4 50 Leroy Ellis 13.870 0.036 13.978
5 0z Chris Ozanich 13.931 0.097 13.954
6 63 Tim Easey 13.956 0.122 14.056
7 55 Larry Wallace 13.960 0.126 13.982
8 72 Dan Loughan 13.980 0.146 14.008
9 27 Nyle Weiler 14.000 0.166 14.075
10 1J Jason Parish 14.005 0.171 14.028
11 M1 Bill Butler 14.020 0.186 14.046
12 6 Matthew Schindewolf 14.039 0.205 14.083
13 1H Brian Heeney 14.047 0.213 14.189
14 24 Dusty Carl 14.061 0.227 14.194
15 31D Trei Deubel 14.106 0.272 14.215
16 73 Earl Miles 14.120 0.286 14.202
17 8 Jordan Pruitt 14.136 0.302 14.321
18 89 Anthony Pastorino 14.208 0.374 14.237
19 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 14.215 0.381 14.449
20 13 Ken Buchner 14.261 0.427 14.262
21 45 Jim Kennedy 14.464 0.630 -.---
22 880. Michael Olcott 14.799 0.965 15.066


Street Stock

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 7L Dane Long 14.272 -.--- 14.290
2 97 Ben Hidy 14.532 0.260 14.657
3 01 Jack Koone 14.578 0.306 14.753
4 18 Harold Patrick 14.607 0.335 14.749
5 47 Scott Sigman 14.638 0.366 14.823
6 16 Mike Ammerman 14.670 0.398 -.---
7 70 Ronald Heeney 14.676 0.404 14.678
8 24. Damon Place 14.778 0.506 14.848
9 M74 Nate Moon 14.812 0.540 14.842
10 5 Corey Davis 14.892 0.620 14.976
11 11 Kenny Clark 14.913 0.641 -.---
12 2 Jamie Feguer 14.926 0.654 15.133
13 10 Chuck Wilkinson 14.948 0.676 15.014
14 3 Rolley Olney 15.066 0.794 15.133
15 61 Chuck Ammerman 15.486 1.214 15.620
16 69 AL Williams -.--- -.--- -.---
17 34 Dale Wagner -.--- -.--- -.---


Pony Stock

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 47 John Ward 16.611 -.--- 16.820
2 38 Mark Garland 16.668 0.057 16.697
3 66 John Conroy 16.681 0.070 16.705
4 072 Brian Passick 16.748 0.137 16.827
5 72 Jimmy Scavarda 16.817 0.206 16.941
6 31 George Wyers 16.872 0.261 16.995
7 1 Wayne Beckner 16.965 0.354 17.157
8 33 Tina Anderson 16.986 0.375 17.056
9 99 Brent McCort 17.083 0.472 17.107
10 72. Bo Smith 17.088 0.477 17.290
11 17 Keith Holden 17.179 0.568 17.266
12 350 Terry Winstead 17.318 0.707 17.397
13 97 Jacob Newman 17.394 0.783 17.437
14 63 Joe Bates 17.420 0.809 17.566
15 73 Alec Hill 18.413 1.802 19.265
16 224 Craig Stout 18.805 2.194 -.---
17 12 Tim Sorrow 19.184 2.573 19.599
18 42 William Denny 20.239 3.628 20.358
19 80 Bill McBride 20.319 3.708 24.203
20 730 Patrick McNamara -.--- -.--- -.---
21 230 Mark Mantyla -.--- -.--- -.---


Pure Stock

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 10 Russell Potter III 17.560 -.--- -.---
2 13 Wayne Parkhurst II 23.727 6.167 -.---

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Heat 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 67 Tim Rugg
2 2 Bob Bauer 0.078 0.078
3 45 Carl Sodman 0.880 0.802
4 94w Fred Worden 2.374 1.494
5 18. Dean Gassert 3.579 1.205
6 T2 Doc Dutton 5.621 2.042
7 T61 Walt Obrinske 6.765 1.144

Heat 2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 25. Doug Finley
2 44. Dennis Craft 0.027 0.027
3 25 Jim Gallagher 0.512 0.485
4 34 John Ledwidge 0.540 0.028
5 44 Jeff Hackworth 0.924 0.384
6 10. Stan Perry 1.205 0.281
7 7 Jon McNett 1.518 0.313
8 1 Jeffrey Brunt 2.116 0.598
9 1. Chris Place --4 Laps-- --4 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 25 Jim Gallagher
2 25. Doug Finley 0.023 0.023
3 7 Jon McNett 0.419 0.396
4 10. Stan Perry 0.951 0.532
5 34 John Ledwidge 1.512 0.561
6 44. Dennis Craft 2.590 1.078
7 1. Chris Place 2.926 0.336
8 1 Jeffrey Brunt --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
9 67 Tim Rugg 16.176 16.176
10 18. Dean Gassert 17.314 1.138
11 45 Carl Sodman --3 Laps-- --2 Laps--
12 44 Jeff Hackworth --8 Laps-- --5 Laps--
13 94 Evan Barrett --21 Laps-- --13 Laps--
14 T2 Doc Dutton --24 Laps-- --3 Laps--
15 2 Bob Bauer --28 Laps-- --4 Laps--
16 94w Fred Worden 1.661 1.661
17 T61 Walt Obrinske 5.936 4.275

Race Results For
WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Heat 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 13 Ken Buchner
2 1H Brian Heeney 0.186 0.186
3 89 Anthony Pastorino 0.764 0.578
4 45 Jim Kennedy 1.119 0.355
5 31D Trei Deubel 1.404 0.285
6 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 2.210 0.806
7 73 Earl Miles 2.569 0.359
8 8 Jordan Pruitt 3.066 0.497
9 6 Matthew Schindewolf 3.457 0.391
10 24 Dusty Carl 3.789 0.332
11 880. Michael Olcott --5 Laps-- --5 Laps--

Heat 2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 M1 Bill Butler
2 27 Nyle Weiler 0.332 0.332
3 55 Larry Wallace 0.573 0.241
4 1J Jason Parish 0.934 0.361
5 0z Chris Ozanich 1.307 0.373
6 72 Dan Loughan 1.653 0.346
7 63 Tim Easey 2.467 0.814
8 88 Richard LaPratt 2.491 0.024
9 10 Bud Perry 2.693 0.202
10 50 Leroy Ellis 2.901 0.208
11 6. Perry Davenport 3.053 0.152

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 27 Nyle Weiler
2 55 Larry Wallace 0.238 0.238
3 50 Leroy Ellis 0.758 0.520
4 10 Bud Perry 2.632 1.874
5 6. Perry Davenport 2.904 0.272
6 0z Chris Ozanich 4.891 1.987
7 1J Jason Parish 5.669 0.778
8 63 Tim Easey 7.707 2.038
9 M1 Bill Butler 7.746 0.039
10 88 Richard LaPratt 8.107 0.361
11 1H Brian Heeney 8.213 0.106
12 73 Earl Miles 9.446 1.233
13 72 Dan Loughan 10.728 1.282
14 6 Matthew Schindewolf 11.430 0.702
15 24 Dusty Carl 11.996 0.566
16 31D Trei Deubel 13.172 1.176
17 13 Ken Buchner --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
18 45 Jim Kennedy 4.632 4.632
19 880. Michael Olcott --12 Laps-- --11 Laps--
20 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr --28 Laps-- --16 Laps--
21 8 Jordan Pruitt --30 Laps-- --2 Laps--
22 89 Anthony Pastorino --31 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Heat 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 10 Chuck Wilkinson
2 3 Rolley Olney 2.057 2.057
3 61 Chuck Ammerman 3.812 1.755
4 M74 Nate Moon 4.052 0.240
5 5 Corey Davis 4.069 0.017
6 11 Kenny Clark 5.121 1.052
7 69 AL Williams 10.781 5.660
8 2 Jamie Feguer --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--

Heat 2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 70 Ronald Heeney
2 47 Scott Sigman 0.269 0.269
3 24. Damon Place 1.841 1.572
4 97 Ben Hidy 1.959 0.118
5 01 Jack Koone 2.351 0.392
6 7L Dane Long 2.559 0.208
7 18 Harold Patrick 3.040 0.481
8 34 Dale Wagner 7.551 4.511
9 16 Mike Ammerman --6 Laps-- --6 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 10 Chuck Wilkinson
2 16 Mike Ammerman 3.087 3.087
3 7L Dane Long 3.190 0.103
4 2 Jamie Feguer 3.395 0.205
5 70 Ronald Heeney 3.813 0.418
6 24. Damon Place 4.497 0.684
7 M74 Nate Moon 5.204 0.707
8 47 Scott Sigman 6.086 0.882
9 5 Corey Davis 9.379 3.293
10 18 Harold Patrick 9.449 0.070
11 97 Ben Hidy 9.980 0.531
12 61 Chuck Ammerman 13.919 3.939
13 34 Dale Wagner --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
14 3 Rolley Olney --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
15 11 Kenny Clark --17 Laps-- --15 Laps--
16 01 Jack Koone 0.962 0.962
17 69 AL Williams --18 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Pure Stocks

Pure
Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 13 Wayne Parkhurst Sr
2 10 Russell Potter III 0.882 0.882

Race Results For
Holiday Powersports
Pony Stocks

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 38 Mark Garland
2 47 John Ward 1.111 1.111
3 072 Brian Passick 2.123 1.012
4 66 John Conroy 2.591 0.468
5 1 Wayne Beckner 3.967 1.376
6 33 Tina Anderson 4.228 0.261
7 72. Bo Smith 5.941 1.713
8 17 Keith Holden 6.113 0.172
9 350 Terry Winstead 7.372 1.259
10 97 Jacob Newman 7.800 0.428
11 63 Joe Bates --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
12 730 Patrick McNamara
13 224 Craig Stout --2 Laps--
14 73 Alec Hill 0.355 0.355
15 12 Tim Sorrow --3 Laps-- --1 Lap--
16 42 William Denny --5 Laps-- --2 Laps--
17 99 Brent McCort --7 Laps-- --2 Laps--
18 230 Mark Mantyla 1:01.792 1:01.792
19 31 George Wyers --8 Laps-- --1 Lap--
20 72 Jimmy Scavarda --17 Laps-- --9 Laps--
21 80 Bill McBride --24 Laps-- --7 Laps--

Race Results For
Spartan Speedway Figure 8's

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Holiday Powersports
Pony Stock Figure 8's

Did Not Run

Event Points Recap


Friday, July 21, 2006
Superlate
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
25 Jim Gallagher 11 - 6 200 217
25. Doug Finley 12 - 10 190 212
7 Jon McNett 15 - 0 185 200
10. Stan Perry 20 - 0 180 200
34 John Ledwidge 10 - 4 175 189
44. Dennis Craft 8 - 8 170 186
1. Chris Place 14 - 0 165 179
1 Jeffrey Brunt 9 - 0 160 169
67 Tim Rugg 2 10 - 155 167
18. Dean Gassert 3 0 - 150 153
44 Jeff Hackworth 13 - 0 140 153
45 Carl Sodman 1 6 - 145 152
94 Evan Barrett 7 - - 135 142
2 Bob Bauer 6 8 - 125 139
T2 Doc Dutton 5 0 - 130 135
94w Fred Worden 4 4 - 120 128
T61 Walt Obrinske 1 0 - 115 116
63x Tim Ryan 0 - - - 20


Friday, July 21, 2006
Modified
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
27 Nyle Weiler 8 - 8 200 216
55 Larry Wallace 10 - 6 190 206
10 Bud Perry 20 - 0 180 200
50 Leroy Ellis 13 - 0 185 198
6. Perry Davenport 15 - 0 175 190
0z Chris Ozanich 12 - 0 170 182
1J Jason Parish 7 - 4 165 176
M1 Bill Butler 6 - 10 155 171
63 Tim Easey 11 - 0 160 171
88 Richard LaPratt 14 - 0 150 164
1H Brian Heeney 4 8 - 145 157
72 Dan Loughan 9 - 0 135 144
73 Earl Miles 1 0 - 140 141
6 Matthew Schindewolf 5 0 - 130 135
24 Dusty Carl 3 0 - 125 128
13 Ken Buchner 1 10 - 115 126
31D Trei Deubel 2 0 - 120 122
45 Jim Kennedy 1 4 - 110 115
880. Michael Olcott 1 0 - 105 106
83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 1 0 - 100 101
89 Anthony Pastorino 1 6 - 90 97
8 Jordan Pruitt 1 0 - 95 96


Friday, July 21, 2006
Street Stock
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
10 Chuck Wilkinson 4 10 - 200 214
7L Dane Long 20 - 0 185 205
16 Mike Ammerman 11 - 0 190 201
70 Ronald Heeney 10 - 10 175 195
2 Jamie Feguer 5 0 - 180 185
24. Damon Place 9 - 6 170 185
47 Scott Sigman 12 - 8 160 180
M74 Nate Moon 8 4 - 165 177
97 Ben Hidy 15 - 4 145 164
18 Harold Patrick 13 - 0 150 163
5 Corey Davis 7 0 - 155 162
61 Chuck Ammerman 2 6 - 140 148
3 Rolley Olney 3 8 - 130 141
34 Dale Wagner 0 - 0 135 135
01 Jack Koone 14 - 0 120 134
11 Kenny Clark 6 0 - 125 131
69 AL Williams 0 0 - 115 115


Friday, July 21, 2006
Pony Stock
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Feature Total Points
38 Mark Garland 40 35 75
47 John Ward 40 34 74
072 Brian Passick 40 33 73
66 John Conroy 40 32 72
1 Wayne Beckner 40 31 71
17 Keith Holden 40 30 70
33 Tina Anderson 40 30 70
97 Jacob Newman 40 30 70
350 Terry Winstead 40 30 70
72. Bo Smith 40 30 70
63 Joe Bates 40 29 69
730 Patrick McNamara 40 29 69
224 Craig Stout 40 28 68
73 Alec Hill 40 28 68
12 Tim Sorrow 40 27 67
42 William Denny 40 25 65
230 Mark Mantyla 40 23 63
31 George Wyers 40 22 62
99 Brent McCort 35 23 58
72 Jimmy Scavarda 40 13 53
80 Bill McBride 35 6 41


Friday, July 21, 2006
Pure Stock
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Feature Total Points
10 Russell Potter III 20 190 210
13 Wayne Parkhurst Sr - 200 200
13 Wayne Parkhurst II 15 - 20

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