The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for Aug. 4th, 2006

Race Report

It was ?Back to School? at Spartan Speedway
By: Michelle Sprague

Eight lucky drivers were chosen to chauffeur eight retired school busses around the Figure 8 track, August 4th, at Spartan Speedway. There was lots of beating and banging going on after the drop of the green, as Dane Long, Matt Schindewolf, Jimmy Scavarda, Chris Place, Doc Dutton, Scott Sigman, Jon McNett, and Lyndon Johnson (who looked suspiciously like Rob Newman) all wanted to lead lap one. Parts were flying and debris littered the track, and just five laps into the 15-lap feature, Long tipped his ?mid-length? bus over on its side, much to the pleasure of the rowdies in turn four. Place started shotgun on the field and muscled his way up through the field, often driving three-wide on Paul?s beloved grass. Schindewolf did a superb job of keeping Dutton behind him, after taking over the top spot, when the ?Disturbed One? dumped his bus. Schindewolf managed to hold off Dutton and ?crazy? Chris Place (the last driver to tip a bus over last season) for the win. Long and Dutton both won their heats. With horns honking and flashers flashing, the first school bus Figure 8 of the season proved to be a real crowd pleaser, entertaining one of the largest Friday night crowds of 2006. Some of the proud sponsors of the school bus Figure 8 special were Northside Towing, Kitsmiller RV, GLHBA, Chazlo Technologies, and Beacon Sales.
On the subject of Figure 8?s, the Holiday Powersports Pony Stocks ran the ninth in their series of Figure 8 events, with John Ward taking yet another win, extending his streak to eight. Keith Holden, Bill Denny, Brent McCort, and Mark Mantyla rounded out the top five, with everyone but Holden and Denny getting lapped by Ward. Attrition claimed Bo Smith, Joe Bates, Terry Winstead, Trent Jenson, and Brian Beckner. These guys put on a whale of a show and are to be commended.
The Wolverine Outlaw Winged Midgets made at stop at the fast, -mile with Nick Mitchell setting fast time with a 12.792. With four different leaders, and much jockeying for position, Mitchell came out on top, after battling with Chris Randolph for 13 laps. Local driver, Derek Snyder was the first to lead in the early laps, with Gary Harrell putting his car up front on lap five. Randolph took over on lap six and led through lap 19, when Mitchell got around him on the backstretch. At the line, it was Mitchell, Randolph, Hettinger, Harrell, and Doug Dietsch. Hettinger and Harrell both took heat wins.
The Holiday Powersports Pony Stock division saw eighteen competitors time in for their 20-lap feature. John Conroy set fast time for the evening with a 16.678. George Wyers and Keith Holden made up the front row, and Wyers was shown as the lap one leader. John Ward worked his way into fourth by lap two, from his ninth start position. Scavarda made his way around Ward and into third, and picked off Holden and Wyers, while bringing Ward along with him. Ward stuck a nose under Scavarda on lap 14 and Scavarda slammed the door. Wayne Beckner Jr. jumped into the mix, to sit in the fourth position. Beckner worked his way around Wyers into third, while Ward couldn?t get within striking distance of Scavarda, and had to settle for a second place finish. It was Scavarda?s ninth feature-win of the season. Ward, Beckner, Wyers, and Bryan Passick Jr. rounded out the top five.
Dane Long is proving his might every week, and this week was no exception, as he qualified at a 14.309. Al Williams and Chuck Ammerman started on the front row, with C. Ammerman taking the top spot on lap one. Scott Sigman and Ron Heeney set sail for the front, with Sigman taking the number one position on lap two. Heeney made his way around Sigman, but Sigman wasn?t going without a fight. Heeney used a slower car as a pick to slow Sigman?s progress. Meanwhile, Long had worked his way into the third spot and he and Sigman went at it for second. Caution on lap 21 diminished Heeney?s 1.5 second lead. On the restart, Long was right behind Heeney, waiting for one little opportunity. Damon Place, sitting third, ahead of Sigman, was also waiting for his chance to advance. Quite a battle ensued, with Long sticking a fender under Heeney, but Heeney was able to drive away coming out of the turn, coming down to the checker. At the line, it was Heeney, Long, Place, Sigman, and Nate Moon. Sigman and Heeney won their heats.
Evan Barrett scored his first-ever feature win in the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model division. Barrett was able to jump out to the early lead and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The pack behind him was caught up in side by side racing, with Doug Finley and Jon McNett using the second groove to make their move to the front. Finley worked his way into the second position by lap 12, with Jim Bailey and McNett in tow. Finley was methodically reeling in Barrett, as caution came out on lap 23. Barrett was able to outrun Finley on the restart, as Jimmy Gallagher made his way around Bailey, into fourth. Another caution brought Jeff Hackworth up into the top five and the heat was on. Barrett and Finley broke away from McNett and Gallagher, and on lap 35, Finley looked to the inside of Barrett. Barrett was able to hold him off and, at the line, it was Barrett, Finley, McNett, Gallagher, and Hackworth. Barrett also scored a heat win, along with Stan Perry.
Please join us Friday, August 18, for the rescheduled ?Chargin? Charlie Ryan? Memorial Race, featuring a complete invert, for the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, along with the WMMQ Classic Rock 94.9 MI Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Street Stocks, Holiday Powersports Pony Stocks, and a ?Hot Dog Race.? Tony Stewart, Tim Fedewa, David Stremme, and Clint Bowyer will also be appearing, with no autograph session, due to their time constraints. The evening will be sponsored by B & L Truck Caps.


Qualifying Results


Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 25 Jim Gallagher 13.163 -.--- 13.223
2 7 Jon McNett 13.181 0.018 16.519
3 1. Chris Place 13.191 0.028 13.329
4 25. Doug Finley 13.197 0.034 13.283
5 5 Bill Heeney 13.207 0.044 13.369
6 44 Jeff Hackworth 13.259 0.096 13.290
7 1 Jeffrey Brunt 13.275 0.112 13.461
8 007 Dale Lewis 13.304 0.141 13.491
9 10. Stan Perry 13.308 0.145 13.311
10 34 John Ledwidge 13.393 0.230 13.473
11 2 Bob Bauer 13.404 0.241 14.842
12 94 Evan Barrett 13.417 0.254 13.456
13 6X Jim Bailey 13.459 0.296 13.487
14 T2 Doc Dutton 13.467 0.304 13.852
15 45 Carl Sodman 13.648 0.485 14.016
16 18. Dean Gassert 13.699 0.536 14.327
17 67 Tim Rugg 13.897 0.734 14.036
18 94w Fred Worden III -.--- -.--- -.---


Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 7L Dane Long 14.309 -.--- 14.339
2 01 Jack Koone 14.631 0.322 14.772
3 24. Damon Place 14.703 0.394 14.834
4 5 Corey Davis 14.714 0.405 14.756
5 70 Ronald Heeney 14.729 0.420 14.788
6 16 Mike Ammerman 14.782 0.473 15.226
7 M74 Nate Moon 14.845 0.536 14.986
8 18 Harold Patrick 14.892 0.583 15.071
9 47 Scott Sigman 14.913 0.604 15.104
10 11 Kenny Clark 14.922 0.613 14.922
11 61 Chuck Ammerman 15.269 0.960 15.473
12 00 Randy Squires 15.692 1.383 15.969
13 69 AL Williams 15.937 1.628 15.954
14 70. Ashley Crawford 18.017 3.708 -.---


Holiday Powersports
Pony Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 66 John Conroy 16.678 -.--- 16.708
2 38 Mark Garland 16.680 0.002 16.688
3 72 Jimmy Scavarda 16.726 0.048 17.314
4 072 Brian Passick 16.782 0.104 16.870
5 1 Wayne Beckner 16.787 0.109 16.831
6 47 John Ward 16.886 0.208 16.938
7 31 George Wyers 16.954 0.276 17.132
8 99 Brent McCort 17.165 0.487 17.356
9 17 Keith Holden 17.167 0.489 17.294
10 33 Tina Anderson 17.322 0.644 17.586
11 72. Bo Smith 17.405 0.727 17.460
12 97 Jacob Newman 17.412 0.734 17.716
13 350 Terry Winstead 17.589 0.911 17.645
14 63 Joe Bates 17.646 0.968 17.770
15 8 Ken Dollarhite 17.767 1.089 17.879
16 230 Mark Mantyla 18.790 2.112 21.309
17 42 William Denny 18.892 2.214 21.572
18 80 Bill McBride 20.460 3.782 20.533
19 17x Thomas Conroy -.--- -.--- -.---
20 99 Jared Roy -.--- -.--- -.---


Pony Fig8

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 47 John Ward 22.647 -.--- 22.781
2 72 Bo Smith 23.061 0.414 23.150
3 8 Ken Dollarhite 23.148 0.501 23.162
4 17 Keith Holden 23.483 0.836 23.846
5 44 Trent Jenson 23.543 0.896 23.950
6 350 Terry Winstead 24.099 1.452 24.726
7 63 Joe Bates 24.546 1.899 -.---
8 42 William Denny 25.117 2.470 25.995
9 730 Mark Mantyla -.--- -.--- -.---
10 99 Brent McCort -.--- -.--- -.---
11 1 Brian Beckner -.--- -.--- -.---

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Heat1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 94 Evan Barrett
2 67 Tim Rugg 1.887 1.887
3 18. Dean Gassert 3.011 1.124
4 T2 Doc Dutton 3.260 0.249
5 34 John Ledwidge 3.414 0.154
6 2 Bob Bauer 4.171 0.757
7 45 Carl Sodman 5.002 0.831
8 6X Jim Bailey 7.863 2.861

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 10. Stan Perry
2 007 Dale Lewis 1.103 1.103
3 44 Jeff Hackworth 1.389 0.286
4 25. Doug Finley 1.700 0.311
5 7 Jon McNett 2.707 1.007
6 1 Jeffrey Brunt 2.922 0.215
7 5 Bill Heeney 3.576 0.654
8 25 Jim Gallagher 4.393 0.817
9 1. Chris Place 5.417 1.024

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 94 Evan Barrett
2 25. Doug Finley 0.282 0.282
3 7 Jon McNett 0.908 0.626
4 25 Jim Gallagher 1.102 0.194
5 44 Jeff Hackworth 3.333 2.231
6 10. Stan Perry 3.515 0.182
7 1. Chris Place 3.746 0.231
8 2 Bob Bauer 5.720 1.974
9 34 John Ledwidge 5.868 0.148
10 1 Jeffrey Brunt 6.198 0.330
11 007 Dale Lewis --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
12 18. Dean Gassert 5.368 5.368
13 6X Jim Bailey --11 Laps-- --10 Laps--
14 5 Bill Heeney --23 Laps-- --12 Laps--
15 45 Carl Sodman --26 Laps-- --3 Laps--
16 T2 Doc Dutton --27 Laps-- --1 Lap--
17 67 Tim Rugg --31 Laps-- --4 Laps--

Race Results For
WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Heat1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 47 Scott Sigman
2 61 Chuck Ammerman 1.759 1.759
3 11 Kenny Clark 2.060 0.301
4 69 AL Williams 5.581 3.521
5 70. Ashley Crawford 9.025 3.444
6 00 Randy Squires --3 Laps-- --3 Laps--
7 18 Harold Patrick --4 Laps-- --1 Lap--

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 70 Ronald Heeney
2 7L Dane Long 0.793 0.793
3 24. Damon Place 1.109 0.316
4 M74 Nate Moon 1.240 0.131
5 01 Jack Koone 1.422 0.182
6 5 Corey Davis 1.878 0.456
7 16 Mike Ammerman --3 Laps-- --3 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 70 Ronald Heeney
2 7L Dane Long 0.418 0.418
3 24. Damon Place 1.361 0.943
4 47 Scott Sigman 1.708 0.347
5 M74 Nate Moon 2.780 1.072
6 5 Corey Davis 2.890 0.110
7 16 Mike Ammerman 3.688 0.798
8 18 Harold Patrick 4.548 0.860
9 61 Chuck Ammerman --5 Laps-- --5 Laps--
10 11 Kenny Clark 1:07.477 1:07.477
11 70. Ashley Crawford --6 Laps-- --1 Lap--
12 69 AL Williams --8 Laps-- --2 Laps--
13 01 Jack Koone --22 Laps-- --14 Laps--
14 00 Randy Squires 9.169 9.169

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Pure Stocks

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Holiday Powersports
Pony Stocks

Heat1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 33 Tina Anderson
2 97 Jacob Newman 0.103 0.103
3 42 William Denny 4.006 3.903
4 80 Bill McBride --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
5 72. Bo Smith --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
6 350 Terry Winstead 3.516 3.516
7 8 Ken Dollarhite --3 Laps-- --1 Lap--
8 230 Mark Mantyla 5.978 5.978

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 1 Wayne Beckner
2 72 Jimmy Scavarda 0.660 0.660
3 66 John Conroy 0.780 0.120
4 31 George Wyers 1.230 0.450
5 47 John Ward 2.122 0.892
6 38 Mark Garland 2.525 0.403
7 072 Brian Passick 2.964 0.439
8 99 Brent McCort 3.711 0.747
9 17 Keith Holden 4.102 0.391
10 17x Thomas Conroy 4.460 0.358
11 63 Joe Bates 8.208 3.748

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 72 Jimmy Scavarda
2 47 John Ward 0.615 0.615
3 1 Wayne Beckner 4.554 3.939
4 31 George Wyers 5.972 1.418
5 72. Bo Smith 6.167 0.195
6 33 Tina Anderson 7.816 1.649
7 17 Keith Holden 8.538 0.722
8 63 Joe Bates 16.318 7.780
9 350 Terry Winstead --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
10 97 Jacob Newman 0.339 0.339
11 17x Thomas Conroy 0.785 0.446
12 99 Jared Roy --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
13 80 Bill McBride --4 Laps-- --2 Laps--
14 230 Mark Mantyla --7 Laps-- --3 Laps--

Race Results For
Spartan Speedway Figure 8's

Did Not Run

Race Results For
Holiday Powersports
Pony Stock Figure 8's

Fig8
Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap Laps
1 47 John Ward 15
2 17 Keith Holden 7.420 7.420 15
3 42 William Denny --1 Lap-- --1 Lap-- 14
4 99 Brent McCort 3.414 3.414 14
5 230 Mark Mantyla --2 Laps-- --1 Lap-- 13
6 63 Joe Bates --3 Laps-- --1 Lap-- 12
7 1 Brian Beckner --12 Laps-- --9 Laps-- 3
8 350 Terry Winstead 0.841 0.841 3
9 72. Bo Smith --14 Laps-- --2 Laps-- 1
10 44 Trent Jenson --15 Laps-- --1 Lap-- 0

Event Points Recap


Friday, August 04, 2006
Superlate
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
94 Evan Barrett 5 10 - 200 215
25. Doug Finley 13 - 4 190 207
25 Jim Gallagher 20 - 0 180 200
7 Jon McNett 15 - 0 185 200
44 Jeff Hackworth 11 - 6 175 192
10. Stan Perry 8 - 10 170 188
1. Chris Place 14 - 0 165 179
2 Bob Bauer 6 0 - 160 166
007 Dale Lewis 9 - 8 145 162
34 John Ledwidge 7 0 - 155 162
1 Jeffrey Brunt 10 - 0 150 160
18. Dean Gassert 1 6 - 140 147
5 Bill Heeney 12 - 0 130 142
6X Jim Bailey 4 0 - 135 139
T2 Doc Dutton 3 4 - 120 127
45 Carl Sodman 2 0 - 125 127
67 Tim Rugg 1 8 - 115 124
94w Fred Worden III 0 - - - 20


Friday, August 04, 2006
Street Stock
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
70 Ronald Heeney 12 - 10 200 222
7L Dane Long 20 - 8 190 218
24. Damon Place 14 - 6 185 205
47 Scott Sigman 8 10 - 180 198
M74 Nate Moon 10 - 4 175 189
5 Corey Davis 13 - 0 170 183
16 Mike Ammerman 11 - 0 165 176
18 Harold Patrick 9 0 - 160 169
61 Chuck Ammerman 6 8 - 155 169
11 Kenny Clark 7 6 - 150 163
01 Jack Koone 15 - 0 135 150
69 AL Williams 4 4 - 140 148
70. Ashley Crawford 3 0 - 145 148
00 Randy Squires 5 0 - 130 135


Friday, August 04, 2006
Pony Stock
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Heat1 Heat2 Feature Total Points
72 Jimmy Scavarda 40 - 9 30 79
1 Wayne Beckner 40 - 10 28 78
33 Tina Anderson 40 10 - 25 75
47 John Ward 40 - 6 29 75
31 George Wyers 40 - 7 27 74
97 Jacob Newman 40 9 - 24 73
72. Bo Smith 40 6 - 26 72
17 Keith Holden 40 - 5 25 70
63 Joe Bates 40 - 5 25 70
17x Thomas Conroy 40 - 5 24 69
80 Bill McBride 40 7 - 21 68
350 Terry Winstead 35 5 - 24 64
230 Mark Mantyla 40 5 - 18 63
99 Jared Roy 40 - - 23 63
42 William Denny 40 8 - - 48
66 John Conroy 40 - 8 - 48
8 Ken Dollarhite 40 5 - - 45
38 Mark Garland 40 - 5 - 45
072 Brian Passick 40 - 5 - 45
99 Brent McCort 40 - 5 - 45


Friday, August 04, 2006
Pony Figure 8
Car
Number
Name Qualifying Feature Total Points
47 John Ward 20 200 220
17 Keith Holden 13 190 203
42 William Denny 9 185 194
63 Joe Bates 10 170 180
99 Brent McCort 0 180 180
230 Mark Mantyla 0 175 175
350 Terry Winstead 11 160 171
72. Bo Smith 15 155 170
1 Brian Beckner 0 165 165
44 Trent Jenson 12 150 162
8 Ken Dollarhite 14 - 20

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