The Spartan Speedway "Race Recap" for Sept. 8th, 2006

Race Report

Spartan 2006 Season Closes with "Fun Night"
By: Michelle Sprague

The final night of competition is always exactly what it says it is, fun! The WMMQ Classic Rock 94.9 MI Modifieds pulled out all the stops. Some of the cars sported Lexan wings (some the size of a billboard) and Late Model tires, while others opted to go the topless (the car, not the driver) route. These modifications were perfectly legal on "no rules" night, and were encouraged, as a way to showcase what these powerhouses can do. Brian Heeney set fast time of the night, with a 13.094, proof positive that a small billboard will improve your time.

Steve Scellenberger and Matt Szecodi brought the field down for the start of their 35-lap feature, with Szecodi charging into the lead after the drop of the green. Szecodi led for six laps before receiving the first speeding ticket of the night for running under his qualifying time. Larry Wallace, 2006 Spartan, Springport, and MMA Asphalt Champion assumed the lead, with Chad Pray in tow. Perry Davenport was on the move though, as was Heeney, running just behind Wayne Haughton and Dick Maurer. Davenport ducked under Wallace and took away the top spot on lap 10. Heeney also made his way around Wallace, as Wallace faded to third. Gary Sherman made his way around Wallace into second, as Dan Loughan drove into the third spot. Davenport drove away from the lead pack, as Loughan challenged Sherman for second on lap 18. Ron Parish joined the top five and went to work on the lead pack. As the leaders entered lapped traffic, Davenport wove his way through the gaggle of cars ahead of him, leaving Loughan, Sherman, Heeney, and Parish on their own. At the line, it was Davenport, Loughan, Sherman, Heeney, and Parish. Scellenberger, Sherman, and Loughan won their heats.

Nine vintage racers, all members of VROA, showed what they could do, as the closely matched cars lined up for their 20-lap feature. Steve Fuller and Fred Otterbein made up the front row, as the field took the green. Otterbein led for six laps, with Larry Mollohan making his move to the front. Steve Fuller sat in second, until Rick Nelson and Mollohan made their way into second and third. Mollohan took away the top spot on lap eight, with Bob Martin and Don Deyman running second and third by lap 10. At the stripe, it was Mollohan, Martin, Deyman, Nelson, and Mike Becker. Mollohan scored the heat win.

Twenty-two Performance Automotive NW Street Stocks turned out for the season ender, as Kyle Ballard set fast time, with a 14.281. A complete invert set up a "slug-fest" as the faster cars tried to make their way up through the field. Ray Hetherington and Anthony Salazar brought the field down to the start, with Randy Squires jumping out to take the lead on lap one. Bubber Patrick took over the top honors and started to pull away from the field on lap four. Mike Ammerman gave chase, with Ron Heeney and Butch Morence close behind. Caution on lap nine for Ballard closed the field up behind B. Patrick, with Heeney breathing down his neck. Rob Patrick was on the move, making his way around Nate Moon, bringing Marc Long along with him. B. Patrick and Heeney got together coming out of turn two on lap 17, bringing out the caution on lap 17. Heeney assumed the lead on the restart, with R. Patrick, Long, Moon and C. Ammerman rounding out the top five. They finished in that order, with Morence, Dave Thorburn, Chuck Ewing, Squires, and Ian Sprague rounding out the top ten. C. Ammerman, R. Patrick, and Morence took home heat wins.

Nineteen Holiday Powersports Pony Stocks were red-hot and ready to go, with a couple finding two or three extra horses to boot. Scavarda smoked the field in qualifying with a 15.575. Obviously he was taking the "run what you brung" to the limit. Bill McBride and John Anderson paced the field, with Dennis O'Neil racing into the lead. Brian Beckner assumed the lead on lap five with Doug Allen, John Anderson, Mark Garland and Wayne Beckner Jr. running him down. Garland made his way under Allen for second on lap 8, and took over the lead on the very next lap. Allen hung on to second, with Beckner Jr. and Tina Anderson in hot pursuit. Scavarda worked his way up from the back of the field to sit in second by lap 13, but it was too little, too late. Garland was able to hang on, for the next seven laps, to take the win. Scavarda, Beckner Jr., George Wyers, and Doug Allen rounded out the top five. Brian Beckner, Russ Potter III, and Garland all tallied heat wins.

Dane Long has not only mastered the art of driving the truck, but can also wheel a big ol' school bus around the Figure 8. Marc Smith and Jon McNett did give him a run for his money though, as Jimmy Scavarda helped Randy Kretzinger Jr. dump his bus, coming out of what would normally be turn one. The three, Long, Smith, and McNett, battled for position, until George Wyers slowed, then stopped, just shy of the intersection, making Long and Smith go around him on the grass. Long regained the lead from Smith with his baja move around Wyers. McNett slowed coming through the intersection on lap 13, then clipped Smith on his way through on lap 14. Overcoming his mechanical problems, McNett dropped down low, trying to get around Long, but couldn't get it done. After 15 laps, it was Long who came home the winner.

Powderpuff action saw Sarah Ammerman take the win in her husband's street stock. Jessica Haughton held off Kim Loomis for the win in Dan Loughan's modified, while Misty Allen battled Reba Yeager for a hard, fought win in John Conroy's pony stock.

Hope to see you at the races in 2007!

Qualifying Results


WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 1H Brian Heeney 13.094 -.--- 13.303
2 27 Nyle Weiler 13.199 0.105 13.314
3 6. Perry Davenport 13.232 0.138 13.267
4 72 Dan Loughan 13.298 0.204 13.330
5 88. Richard LaPratt 13.535 0.441 13.625
6 1J Ron Parish 13.570 0.476 13.653
7 6 Matthew Schindewolf 13.606 0.512 13.655
8 911 Richard Maurer 13.610 0.516 -.---
9 31 Gary Sherman 13.664 0.570 13.695
10 13 Ken Buchner 13.774 0.680 13.902
11 55 Larry Wallace 13.796 0.702 13.816
12 32 Wayne Haughton 13.836 0.742 13.963
13 88M John Mamula 13.900 0.806 14.082
14 45 Jim Kennedy 14.157 1.063 14.532
15 36 Tom Williams 14.241 1.147 14.251
16 46 Chad Pray 14.260 1.166 14.309
17 27. Matt Szecodi 14.268 1.174 14.294
18 24 Steven Scellenberger 14.278 1.184 14.696
19 21 Ryan Hensley 15.408 2.314 15.639


Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 71. Kyle Ballard 14.281 -.--- 14.511
2 70. Ronald Heeney 14.481 0.200 14.547
3 50 Mike Ammerman 14.536 0.255 14.708
4 7L Marc Long 14.538 0.257 14.606
5 18 Harold Patrick 14.619 0.338 14.647
6 252 Rob Patrick 14.715 0.434 14.813
7 M74 Nate Moon 14.812 0.531 14.901
8 51. Dave Thorburn 14.863 0.582 14.956
9 0 Chuck Ewing 14.884 0.603 15.026
10 61 Chuck Ammerman 14.893 0.612 15.175
11 00 Randy Squires 15.170 0.889 15.245
12 6 Ian Sprague 15.452 1.171 15.515
13 3 Michael Daley 15.760 1.479 15.797
14 70 Anthony Salazar 16.144 1.863 16.273
15 13 Ray Heatherington 17.037 2.756 17.749
16 23 Darren Wright 21.600 7.319 22.594
17 5. Marc Smith -.--- -.--- -.---
18 21 Jim Johnson -.--- -.--- -.---
19 28 Spencer Drake -.--- -.--- -.---
20 42 Brian Barden -.--- -.--- -.---
21 69 AL Williams -.--- -.--- -.---
22 71 Harold Morence -.--- -.--- -.---
23 10 Russel Potter III -.--- -.--- -.---


Holiday Powersports
Pony Stocks

Pos Car
Number
Name Best
Time
Behind
Leader
2nd Best
Time
1 72 Jimmy Scavarda 15.575 -.--- 15.735
2 1 Wayne Beckner 16.343 0.768 16.517
3 31 George Wyers 16.587 1.012 16.744
4 38 Mark Garland 16.617 1.042 16.637
5 72x Steve Allen 16.694 1.119 16.926
6 33 Tina Anderson 16.881 1.306 17.004
7 66 Doug Allen 16.968 1.393 17.035
8 97 Jacob Newman 17.034 1.459 17.182
9 10 Russel Potter III 17.082 1.507 17.336
10 5 Richard Roberts 17.474 1.899 17.558
11 77 Missy Bishop 17.608 2.033 17.695
12 350 Terry Winstead 17.620 2.045 17.665
13 17 Matt Prieur 17.652 2.077 17.751
14 11 Brian Beckner 17.794 2.219 17.994
15 47 Dennis O'Neil 17.904 2.329 18.227
16 3 Chris Hopper 18.082 2.507 18.273
17 3e John Anderson 18.310 2.735 18.435
18 17x Dustin Siefert 18.386 2.811 18.619
19 80 Bill McBride 20.050 4.475 20.137

Race Results For
Andrews Chevrolet
Super Late Models

Did Not Run

Race Results For
WMMQ 94.9
MMA Modifieds

Heat1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 24 Steven Scellenberger
2 46 Chad Pray 0.043 0.043
3 36 Tom Williams 0.052 0.009
4 27. Matt Szecodi 0.352 0.300
5 45 Jim Kennedy 0.715 0.363
6 21 Ryan Hensley 9.562 8.847

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 31 Gary Sherman
2 32 Wayne Haughton 0.555 0.555
3 55 Larry Wallace 1.009 0.454
4 911 Richard Maurer 1.798 0.789
5 88M John Mamula 1.867 0.069
6 13 Ken Buchner 2.141 0.274

Heat3


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 72 Dan Loughan
2 1J Ron Parish 0.258 0.258
3 88. Richard LaPratt 2.608 2.350
4 1H Brian Heeney 2.859 0.251
5 6 Matthew Schindewolf 2.954 0.095
6 27 Nyle Weiler 3.255 0.301
7 6. Perry Davenport 3.549 0.294

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 6. Perry Davenport
2 72 Dan Loughan 2.308 2.308
3 31 Gary Sherman 5.542 3.234
4 1H Brian Heeney 5.641 0.099
5 1J Ron Parish 6.953 1.312
6 27 Nyle Weiler 8.543 1.590
7 88. Richard LaPratt 9.064 0.521
8 55 Larry Wallace 11.389 2.325
9 13 Ken Buchner 11.641 0.252
10 32 Wayne Haughton 12.683 1.042
11 46 Chad Pray --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
12 911 Richard Maurer 0.749 0.749
13 36 Tom Williams 4.533 3.784
14 24 Steven Scellenberger 10.875 6.342
15 21 Ryan Hensley --7 Laps-- --6 Laps--
16 88M John Mamula 5.555 5.555
17 6 Matthew Schindewolf --14 Laps-- --7 Laps--
18 45 Jim Kennedy --21 Laps-- --7 Laps--
19 27. Matt Szecodi --29 Laps-- --8 Laps--

Race Results For
Performance Automotive Northwest
Street Stocks

Heat1


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 61 Chuck Ammerman
2 0 Chuck Ewing 0.179 0.179
3 51. Dave Thorburn 1.384 1.205
4 6 Ian Sprague 2.491 1.107
5 3 Michael Daley 5.092 2.601
6 70 Anthony Salazar 8.552 3.460
7 00 Randy Squires --8 Laps-- --8 Laps--

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 252 Rob Patrick
2 70. Ronald Heeney 0.244 0.244
3 7L Marc Long 0.683 0.439
4 50 Mike Ammerman 1.712 1.029
5 M74 Nate Moon 2.264 0.552
6 18 Harold Patrick 2.745 0.481
7 71. Kyle Ballard 6.728 3.983

Heat3


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 71 Harold Morence
2 5. Marc Smith 1.263 1.263
3 69 AL Williams 7.969 6.706
4 13 Ray Heatherington 13.769 5.800
5 28 Spencer Drake --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
6 21 Jim Johnson 14.299 14.299
7 23 Darren Wright --7 Laps-- --6 Laps--

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 70. Ronald Heeney
2 252 Rob Patrick 0.823 0.823
3 7L Marc Long 1.419 0.596
4 M74 Nate Moon 2.599 1.180
5 61 Chuck Ammerman 2.804 0.205
6 71 Harold Morence 3.186 0.382
7 51. Dave Thorburn 6.740 3.554
8 0 Chuck Ewing 9.108 2.368
9 00 Randy Squires 9.689 0.581
10 6 Ian Sprague 11.310 1.621
11 18 Harold Patrick 11.730 0.420
12 3 Michael Daley 14.898 3.168
13 69 AL Williams --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
14 13 Ray Heatherington --3 Laps-- --2 Laps--
15 5. Marc Smith --6 Laps-- --3 Laps--
16 21 Jim Johnson --8 Laps-- --2 Laps--
17 50 Mike Ammerman --11 Laps-- --3 Laps--
18 71. Kyle Ballard --16 Laps-- --5 Laps--
19 70 Anthony Salazar --17 Laps-- --1 Lap--
20 28 Spencer Drake --22 Laps-- --5 Laps--
21 10 Russel Potter III 1.589 1.589

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 11 Brian Beckner
2 3e John Anderson 4.246 4.246
3 3 Chris Hopper 5.202 0.956
4 80 Bill McBride 15.907 10.705
5 47 Dennis O'Neil --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
6 17x Dustin Siefert --4 Laps-- --3 Laps--

Heat2


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 97 Jacob Newman
2 77 Missy Bishop 1.674 1.674
3 350 Terry Winstead 2.904 1.230
4 5 Richard Roberts 3.585 0.681
5 17 Matt Prieur 4.270 0.685
6 10 Russel Potter III

Heat3


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 38 Mark Garland
2 1 Wayne Beckner 0.379 0.379
3 31 George Wyers 1.502 1.123
4 66 Doug Allen 2.665 1.163
5 72x Steve Allen 3.360 0.695
6 33 Tina Anderson 4.431 1.071

Feature


Pos Car
Number
Name Behind
Leader
Gap
1 38 Mark Garland
2 72 Jimmy Scavarda 0.202 0.202
3 1 Wayne Beckner 5.299 5.097
4 31 George Wyers 5.403 0.104
5 66 Doug Allen 6.714 1.311
6 33 Tina Anderson 6.913 0.199
7 11 Brian Beckner 9.687 2.774
8 97 Jacob Newman 12.531 2.844
9 77 Missy Bishop 12.754 0.223
10 350 Terry Winstead --1 Lap-- --1 Lap--
11 5 Richard Roberts 0.880 0.880
12 17x Dustin Siefert 4.948 4.068
13 3e John Anderson 5.153 0.205
14 17 Matt Prieur 6.170 1.017
15 3 Chris Hopper 9.506 3.336
16 80 Bill McBride --2 Laps-- --1 Lap--
17 47 Dennis O'Neil --13 Laps-- --11 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

No Event Points Breakdown

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