The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for Sept. 3rd, 2006

Race Report

Spartan Speedway hosts the Harvest 250
By: Michelle Sprague

The Harvest 250 is a staple at Spartan Speedway, as season championships at area tracks have been, or will soon be decided. Sunday, Sept. 3rd, was no exception, as the pit area was full, with well over 100 cars in attendance, and the racing action was some of the best all season.
The Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model division played host to a number of visitors, Dave Sensiba, Greg Studt, Ron Shamel Jr., Harry Foote, Jr., Dennis Strickland, Jimmy Thiel, and Craig Everage, along with the cars and stars that call Spartan Speedway home.
Harry Foote Jr. set fast time, turning the fastest lap of the season, a 12.778, for the division, while a 20-lap last chance race was necessary to complete the 21 car field, with 2006 track champion, Doug Finley, winning it to make the show. Shamel Jr., John Ledwidge, and Greg Studt also advanced into the 100-lap feature. Jimmy Gallagher and Darrell Howard Jr. brought the field down to the green, and caution immediately flew, as John Dunivon got into the wall and collected Jack Landis and Stan Perry. On the complete restart, Gallagher jumped out in front, while Thiel, Howard, McNett, an Landis gave chase. McNett and Landis made short work of Howard, but Gallagher was pulling away from the field. Cautions continued to plague Gallagher?s drive, allowing Thiel, Landis, Howard, and Dunivon to keep Gallagher in check. Landis, with a flat tire, made a quick pit stop and tacked on to the rear of the field. Sensiba cracked the top five on lap 21, with Perry, Fedewa, and Jeff Hackworth on the move. Sensiba moved under Dunivon to take away the fourth spot on lap 34, as Fedewa got around Perry, to sit in sixth. Sensiba went to work on Dunivon, looking high and low for a way around him, finally stuck a fender under him as Dunivon washed up a bit, allowing Fedewa to slip past as well, on lap 41. Thiel retired to the rear of the field for his spin, moving Sensiba up behind Howard. Sensiba and Fedewa dove under Howard, and both advanced their position. Foote, who had a flat early on in the race, along with Landis, were marching up through the field at a steady pace, while up front, Gallagher had a mirror full of Sensiba and Fedewa. Gallagher, Sensiba, and Fedewa pulled away from the field on lap 50, as Perry, Everage, Hackworth, Foote and Landis battled for fourth through eighth position. Caution for a spin by Fedewa on lap 74, brought Perry up within striking distance of Gallagher and Sensiba. On the restart, Gallagher slowed with a flat tire, and other difficulties ended his night after leading for 74 laps. Sensiba inherited the lead, with Perry, Everage, Foote, and Landis poised to make a run for the top spot. Finley looked to the outside of Foote but couldn?t get a run on him. Thiel stuck a nose in under Finley while he was trying the high side around Foote but had to settle in behind Finley. Lap 88 saw Finley jump to the outside of Foote, bringing Thiel along with him. Landis drove around Hackworth on the very next lap to take away the fourth spot. Sensiba was driving away from the field by lap 90, as Perry, Everage, and Landis tried to keep him in their sights. At the line, it was Sensiba, Perry, Everage, Landis, and Hackworth. Finley, Thiel, Foote, Fedewa, and Bauer rounded out the top ten.
The WMMQ Classic Rock 94.9 MI Modifieds saw Larry Wallace continue his dominance, by setting fast time for the division. On the start for their 50-lap feature, John Beach sent Earl Miles into the wall between turns one and two, ending Miles evening. On the restart, Wayne Haughton took the top spot, as Ozanich tacked on to his rear bumper. Nick Clemens, Brian Heeney, and Jon Beach were battling for position, as Dick Maurer jumped into the mix. Heeney challenged Haughton for the lead at lap seven, and took over the position on lap 10. Heeney worked up a pretty good lead over Haughton in second, but Wallace had begun his drive up through the field, to sit in third by lap 20. Wallace overtook Haughton for second, as Perry Davenport made his way up into third by lap 28. Heeney continued to open up a huge lead over Wallace and Davenport, as Stan Perry and Dan Loughan broke into the top five. By lap 40, Wallace had reeled in Heeney, when caution closed up the field. Wallace pulled alongside Heeney after the restart, with Wallace taking the lead on lap 44. At the checker, it was Wallace, Heeney, Davenport, Perry, and Loughan.
The Performance Automotive NW Street Stock division played host to 39 cars, as Dane Long found his way to the top of the speed chart once again. Two last chance races were run, and Jay Woolworth, Rob Sullivan, Rob Marten, and Scott Sigman advanced to the feature. Rob Patrick and Walt Obrinske Jr. brought the field down for the start of the 50-lap feature, as Nate Moon and Mike Ammerman made up the second row. Obrinske took the early lead, with Ammerman wasting no time in chasing him down. Ammerman and Obrinske ran side by side on lap 13, with Ammerman taking over the top spot on lap 14. R. Patrick was sitting in third, with Moon, Place, and Jack Koone Jr. close behind. Caution on lap 22 set up Koone with his golden opportunity, as R. Patrick got loose, and Koone launched himself into third. Koone took a look under Obrinske, and completed the pass on lap 30 to sit in second. Long had begun his march up through the field around Place and Ron Heeney, to sit in fourth. Long made his way under Obrinske on lap 35, as Kyle Hayden challenged Moon for the fifth spot. Koone took a look under Ammerman, as Long pulled up alongside Koone for second, but caution flew on lap 40. On the restart, the trio, Ammerman, Koone, and Long opened up some daylight between themselves and the rest of the field. Long looked to the outside of Koone as Koone darted to the inside of Ammerman. They made an Ammerman sandwich, with Koone getting the short end of the stick, as he spun at the bottom of turn four. Ammerman was only able to hold off Long for so long, and on lap 44, Long drove into the lead. After 50-laps, it was Long, Ammerman, Obrinske, Hayden, and R. Patrick. Darrell Taylor, Koone, Woolworth, Sullivan, and Sigman completed the top ten.
Eighteen Holiday Powersports Pony Stocks lined up for their 25-lap feature, with Jimmy Scavarda wanting to make it feature win number 13. On the start, the ponies made it four-wide going into turn one, and were still four-wide going into turn three. John Anderson came through unscathed to lead lap one, with Missy Bishop taking over on lap two, and Jacob Newman leading lap three. Brian Beckner charged to the front on lap four, to lead through lap eight. Scavarda had made his way from the rear and into first on lap nine, bringing Willie Conroy along with him. Conroy and Scavarda battled for first with Conroy moving into first on lap ten. Conroy led the charge until lap 15, when Scavarda moved back into the lead. Scavarda drove away from the field until caution waved on lap 19. Beckner, George Wyers, Bo Smith, and Tina Anderson had been duking it out for third through sixth, as caution came out on lap 21. On the restart, Scavarda drove away from Conroy, leaving Beckner, Wyers, Smith and Anderson to sort themselves out. At the conclusion, it was Scavarda, Conroy, Beckner, Smith and Anderson. Keith Holden, Newman, Joe Bates, Bishop, and Wyers rounded out the top ten.
The Capital City Crazies hit the Figure-8 track, with 19 cars slated to run the 25-lap feature. Jamie Feguer led lap one of the insanity, as Frank Erlenbeck and Wayne Parkhurst Sr. gave chase. Lap two was red-flagged as Rick Gokee Sr. and Erlenbeck slammed into each other in the intersection. On the restart, it was Jim Gokee, Parkhurst, and Jerry Atwell as the top three. Gokee held a commanding lead over Atwell, John Hitsman, and Mike Ammerman by lap eight. Jeff Cummings moved into second behind Gokee on lap nine, with Ammerman moving into third by lap 15. At this point, there were only two cars remaining on the lead lap. All others were either one or more laps down. Action at the cross remained exciting, as Gokee continued to open up his lead. At the conclusion, it was Gokee, Cummings, Ammerman, Hitsman, and Steve Utley. Jeff Cummings was crowned 2006 Figure 8 champion.

Qualifying Results


Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 70 Harry Foote 12.748 -.--- 12.888
2 46. Dave Senisba 12.774 0.026 12.960
3 10. Stan Perry 12.792 0.044 13.044
4 7 Jon McNett 12.840 0.092 12.921
5 10 Jack Landis 12.866 0.118 13.009
6 09 Jimmy Thiel 12.874 0.126 12.984
7 3 John Dunivon 12.875 0.127 12.879
8 94 Evan Barrett 12.902 0.154 13.155
9 48 Darrell Howard Jr 12.916 0.168 13.122
10 25 Jim Gallagher 12.924 0.176 12.962
11 44 Jeff Hackworth 12.946 0.198 13.031
12 5 Craig Everage 12.949 0.201 12.961
13 29 Tom Fedewa 12.977 0.229 13.063
14 1. Chris Place 13.011 0.263 13.161
15 90 Dennis Strickland 13.036 0.288 13.078
16 2 Bob Bauer 13.079 0.331 13.170
17 34 John Ledwidge 13.080 0.332 13.344
18 25. Doug Finley 13.106 0.358 13.208
19 86 Gregory Studt 13.114 0.366 13.235
20 47 Ronald Shamel 13.117 0.369 13.157
21 63 Tim Ryan 13.122 0.374 13.250
22 T2 Doc Dutton 13.174 0.426 13.385
23 44. Dennis Craft 13.246 0.498 13.258
24 5. Bill Heeney 13.301 0.553 13.318
25 18. Dean Gassert 13.642 0.894 13.670
26 36 Randy Clear -.--- -.--- -.---


WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 55 Larry Wallace 13.577 -.--- 13.667
2 72 Dan Loughan 13.715 0.138 13.798
3 10. Stan Perry 13.750 0.173 13.819
4 6. Perry Davenport 13.754 0.177 13.804
5 27 Nyle Weiler 13.815 0.238 13.959
6 911 Richard Maurer 13.820 0.243 14.170
7 88 Richard LaPratt 13.837 0.260 13.965
8 1H Brian Heeney 13.845 0.268 13.892
9 1 Jon Beach 13.882 0.305 13.900
10 0z Chris Ozanich 13.950 0.373 14.014
11 73 Earl Miles 13.971 0.394 14.006
12 32 Wayne Haughton 13.990 0.413 14.065
13 21 Nicholas Clemens 14.047 0.470 14.108
14 13 Ken Buchner 14.077 0.500 14.152
15 9 Terry Trost 14.093 0.516 14.132
16 18 Mike Piette 14.096 0.519 14.202
17 88M John Mamula 14.179 0.602 14.260
18 1J Ron Parish 14.180 0.603 14.287
19 39 Dave Christenson 14.230 0.653 14.278
20 44 Gilbert Little 14.278 0.701 14.294
21 36 Tom Williams 14.300 0.723 14.551
22 84 Jon Deford 14.362 0.785 14.399
23 24 Steven Scellenberger 14.545 0.968 14.628


Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 7L Dane Long 14.258 -.--- 14.297
2 01 Jack Koone 14.361 0.103 14.401
3 70 Ronald Heeney 14.437 0.179 14.630
4 24. Damon Place 14.468 0.210 14.611
5 97 Ben Hidy 14.470 0.212 14.636
6 5 Corey Davis 14.556 0.298 14.584
7 55 Robert Johnston 14.606 0.348 14.674
8 18 Harold Patrick 14.619 0.361 14.732
9 50 Mike Ammerman 14.646 0.388 14.695
10 M74 Nate Moon 14.654 0.396 14.733
11 T3 Walt Obrinske 14.686 0.428 14.697
12 252 Rob Patrick 14.692 0.434 14.835
13 22 Kyle Hayden 14.708 0.450 14.711
14 M15 Chris Stearns 14.724 0.466 14.759
15 x5 Ed Newman Jr 14.728 0.470 14.770
16 20 Darrell Taylor 14.736 0.478 -.---
17 23 Joe Barnhart 14.822 0.564 -.---
18 79 Rob Marten Sr. 14.842 0.584 14.931
19 50 Jay Woolworth 14.899 0.641 14.931
20 71 Harold Morence 14.916 0.658 15.077
21 50w Bob Flotka 14.927 0.669 19.736
22 2 Jamie Feguer 14.985 0.727 15.213
23 57 Maverick Morrow 15.038 0.780 15.110
24 70. Bobby Neaveau 15.043 0.785 15.446
25 H2O Robert Sullivan 15.085 0.827 15.149
26 47 Scott Sigman 15.127 0.869 15.141
27 61 Chuck Ammerman 15.153 0.895 15.288
28 0 Pat Dent 15.160 0.902 15.231
29 2a Brad Cummings 15.245 0.987 15.434
30 00 Randy Squires 15.296 1.038 15.688
31 02 Steven Kirklin 15.499 1.241 15.532
32 63 Rich Kinch 15.636 1.378 15.685
33 9 Steve Utley 15.927 1.669 -.---
34 31G Richard Gokee 15.951 1.693 16.069
35 83 Jeremy Lutz 15.999 1.741 16.300
36 69 AL Williams 16.010 1.752 16.045
37 0. Ray DerMiner 16.094 1.836 16.143
38 8 Sean Fish -.--- -.--- -.---


Holiday Powersports
Pony Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 72 Jimmy Scavarda 16.567 -.--- 16.647
2 66 Willie Conroy 16.773 0.206 17.010
3 31 George Wyers 16.819 0.252 16.844
4 33 Tina Anderson 16.829 0.262 16.875
5 1 Brian Beckner 16.977 0.410 16.989
6 72. Bo Smith 17.002 0.435 17.183
7 17x Thomas Conroy 17.137 0.570 17.196
8 17 Keith Holden 17.143 0.576 17.177
9 97 Jacob Newman 17.203 0.636 17.263
10 47 Dennis O'Neil 17.367 0.800 17.389
11 99 Byran Passick 17.496 0.929 17.677
12 63 Joe Bates 17.648 1.081 17.660
13 5 Richard Roberts 17.678 1.111 17.790
14 77 Missy Bishop 17.792 1.225 17.828
15 11 Nick Shauver 17.991 1.424 18.082
16 007 Ashley Passick 18.856 2.289 19.136
17 3e John Anderson 19.029 2.462 19.052
18 80 Bill McBride 20.096 3.529 20.196
19 42 William Denny -.--- -.--- -.---

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Consi


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 25. Doug Finley
2 47 Ronald Shamel 0.989 0.989
3 34 John Ledwidge 3.030 2.041
4 86 Gregory Studt 3.592 0.562
5 44. Dennis Craft 4.340 0.748
6 63 Tim Ryan --10 Laps-- --10 Laps--
7 18. Dean Gassert --11 Laps-- --1 Lap--
8 T2 Doc Dutton --13 Laps-- --2 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 46. Dave Senisba
2 10. Stan Perry 3.112 3.112
3 5 Craig Everage 3.669 0.557
4 10 Jack Landis 3.952 0.283
5 44 Jeff Hackworth 4.563 0.611
6 25. Doug Finley 5.049 0.486
7 09 Jimmy Thiel 5.316 0.267
8 70 Harry Foote 5.875 0.559
9 29 Tom Fedewa 8.906 3.031
10 2 Bob Bauer 9.259 0.353
11 3 John Dunivon 10.247 0.988
12 7 Jon McNett --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
13 86 Gregory Studt 1.377 1.377
14 34 John Ledwidge 3.372 1.995
15 25 Jim Gallagher --18 Laps-- --17 Laps--
16 63 Tim Ryan 2.751 2.751
17 48 Darrell Howard Jr --19 Laps-- --1 Lap--
18 90 Dennis Strickland --21 Laps-- --2 Laps--
19 94 Evan Barrett --26 Laps-- --5 Laps--
20 47 Ronald Shamel --51 Laps-- --25 Laps--
21 1. Chris Place --62 Laps-- --11 Laps--

Race Results For
WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Consi


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 1J Ron Parish
2 39 Dave Christenson 2.980 2.980
3 36 Tom Williams 3.288 0.308
4 88M John Mamula 3.491 0.203
5 44 Gilbert Little 12.568 9.077
6 24 Steven Scellenberger 13.055 0.487
7 84 Jon Deford --3 Laps-- --3 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 55 Larry Wallace
2 1H Brian Heeney 0.337 0.337
3 6. Perry Davenport 0.708 0.371
4 10. Stan Perry 0.946 0.238
5 72 Dan Loughan 1.344 0.398
6 0z Chris Ozanich 1.672 0.328
7 21 Nicholas Clemens 2.332 0.660
8 27 Nyle Weiler 2.619 0.287
9 88 Richard LaPratt 2.887 0.268
10 1 Jon Beach 3.594 0.707
11 18 Mike Piette 4.206 0.612
12 9 Terry Trost 4.613 0.407
13 13 Ken Buchner 4.895 0.282
14 88M John Mamula --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
15 36 Tom Williams --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
16 911 Richard Maurer --14 Laps-- --12 Laps--
17 32 Wayne Haughton --22 Laps-- --8 Laps--
18 39 Dave Christenson 5.157 5.157
19 1J Ron Parish --28 Laps-- --6 Laps--
20 73 Earl Miles --50 Laps-- --22 Laps--

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Consi 1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 50 Jay Woolworth
2 H2O Robert Sullivan 0.910 0.910
3 57 Maverick Morrow 2.084 1.174
4 61 Chuck Ammerman 3.697 1.613
5 02 Steven Kirklin 5.912 2.215
6 2a Brad Cummings 6.160 0.248
7 83 Jeremy Lutz 13.537 7.377
8 0. Ray DerMiner --3 Laps-- --3 Laps--
9 9 Steve Utley --9 Laps-- --6 Laps--

Consi2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 79 Rob Marten Sr.
2 47 Scott Sigman 0.640 0.640
3 0 Pat Dent 1.613 0.973
4 70. Bobby Neaveau 2.357 0.744
5 71 Harold Morence 3.495 1.138
6 2 Jamie Feguer 4.721 1.226
7 63 Rich Kinch 5.966 1.245
8 31G Richard Gokee 10.463 4.497
9 69 AL Williams --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
10 00 Randy Squires --7 Laps-- --6 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 7L Dane Long
2 50 Mike Ammerman 2.249 2.249
3 T3 Walt Obrinske 2.546 0.297
4 22 Kyle Hayden 3.322 0.776
5 252 Rob Patrick 3.957 0.635
6 20 Darrell Taylor 4.370 0.413
7 01 Jack Koone 5.586 1.216
8 50. Jay Woolworth 6.819 1.233
9 H2O Robert Sullivan 6.895 0.076
10 47 Scott Sigman 8.367 1.472
11 5 Corey Davis 8.508 0.141
12 24. Damon Place --2 Laps-- --2 Laps--
13 70 Ronald Heeney --7 Laps-- --5 Laps--
14 18 Harold Patrick --8 Laps-- --1 Lap--
15 M74 Nate Moon 0.875 0.875
16 x5 Ed Newman Jr --13 Laps-- --5 Laps--
17 79 Rob Marten Sr. --20 Laps-- --7 Laps--
18 M15 Chris Stearns --24 Laps-- --4 Laps--
19 97 Ben Hidy --29 Laps-- --5 Laps--
20 55 Robert Johnston --34 Laps-- --5 Laps--

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 63 Joe Bates
2 77 Missy Bishop 0.869 0.869
3 11 Nick Shauver 2.488 1.619
4 99 Byran Passick 3.245 0.757
5 5 Richard Roberts 5.743 2.498
6 3e John Anderson 6.426 0.683
7 007 Ashley Passick 13.266 6.840
8 80 Bill McBride 15.940 2.674
9 47 Dennis O'Neil --5 Laps-- --5 Laps--

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 72 Jimmy Scavarda
2 1 Brian Beckner 2.072 2.072
3 17 Keith Holden 2.180 0.108
4 66 Willie Conroy 2.619 0.439
5 97 Jacob Newman 2.860 0.241
6 72. Bo Smith 3.080 0.220
7 33 Tina Anderson 3.236 0.156
8 31 George Wyers 3.349 0.113
9 17x Thomas Conroy --3 Laps-- --3 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 72 Jimmy Scavarda
2 66 Willie Conroy 1.244 1.244
3 1 Brian Beckner 2.364 1.120
4 72. Bo Smith 4.062 1.698
5 33 Tina Anderson 5.053 0.991
6 17 Keith Holden 5.730 0.677
7 97 Jacob Newman 6.679 0.949
8 63 Joe Bates 8.716 2.037
9 77 Missy Bishop 9.931 1.215
10 31 George Wyers 10.279 0.348
11 3e John Anderson --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
12 11 Nick Shauver 0.233 0.233
13 5 Richard Roberts 1.566 1.333
14 99 Byran Passick --4 Laps-- --3 Laps--
15 80 Bill McBride 1:06.560 1:06.560
16 17x Thomas Conroy --6 Laps-- --2 Laps--
17 007 Ashley Passick --12 Laps-- --6 Laps--

Race Results For
Spartan Speedway Figure 8's

Figure 8
Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name
1 74 James Gokee
2 80x Jeffrey Cummings
3 61 Mike Ammerman
4 112 John Hitsman
5 9 Steve Utley
6 28 Kyle Drake
7 69 Al Williams
8 57. Maverick Marrow
9 5 Patrick Ehlert
10 x7 Jerry Atwell
11 0 Ray DerMiner
12 13 Wayne Parkhurst Sr.
13 888 Chad Lamson
14 57 Frank Erlenbeck
15 63 James Clark III
16 31g Rick Gokee Sr.
17 2 Jamie Feguer
18 8 Sean Fish

Race Results For
Holiday Powersports
Pony Stock Figure 8's

Did Not Run

Event Points Recap

No Event Points Breakdown

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