Spartan Hosts Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Night


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

   The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Legends Series made a stop at the Spartan Speedway to help kick off a Memorial Day racing weekend. Chance Rice, current points leader of the Legend series, led the 30-lap feature from flag to flag, posting another hash mark in the win column. Bryan Nuckles and Levi Rouster tacked themselves on to Rice’s bumper, but were unable to work their way around Rice. Rice was able to pull away from the duo on the straightaways, but they had great runs through the corners and were able to keep stride with the leader. Chris Perry was able to keep the lead trio in his sights from fourth place, while Matt Todd drove to a respectable top five finish. After 30-laps, it was Rice, Nuckles, Rouster, Perry and Todd. Rouster, Perry, and Nuckles won their heats.

   MCR Dwarf driver, "Jumpin" Junior Gould indeed jumped out to a commanding lead as soon as that green flag waved, with the pack running three-wide going into turn two and coming down the back stretch. Gould soon had company, as Craig Curtis charged to the front from the high-side, falling in behind Gould for second. Chad Goff made his presence known, quickly working his way up through the field into third. Eric Hoffman caught the lead pack and fell in line behind Goff. Goff and Curtis battled for the second position, side-by-side, with Curtis running the high groove. With three laps to go, Goff dove to the low side of Gould, while Curtis drove past Gould on the outside. Goff took away the top spot, followed by Curtis, as Gould fell back to third. Mike McManman Sr. and Eric Hoffman rounded out the top five. Rick Ayers and Gould each tallied heat wins.

   The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division saw Charlotte’s Bill Butler take a trip to the Corrigan Oil Winner’s Circle, after having led 32 laps of the 35-lap feature. Okemos’ Ron Parish jumped out to lead after the green flag waved, but Butler went to work on Parishes bumper, jumped to the low side, and the duo ran side-by-side for a number of laps. Butler was able to break away from the pack, leaving Parish, Holt’s Trei Deubel, and Lansing’s Chris Ozanich to battle for second. Ozanich was the eventual winner of the duel, with Vermontville’s Leroy Ellis and Corunna’s Larry Wallace making their way around Parish as well. At the line, it was Butler, Ozanich, Ellis, Wallace, and Parish. Ozanich and Parish each scored heat wins.

   Non-qualifier, Jon McNett, of Dewitt, experienced mechanical problems in the early stages of the racing program, but managed to put that behind him, and put his Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model in the Corrigan Winner’s Circle with a run away victory. The second place finisher, Holt’s Gary Sherman also had mechanical issues during qualifying and the heat, but managed to hold off the advances of Lansing’s Doug Finley, as Finley was all over Sherman’s bumper. Muskegon’s Dave Stehouwer had run the majority of the 40-laps in the third spot, but fell back as laps wound down. Dimondale’s Jimmy Gallagher moved into the fourth spot ahead of Stehouwer to finish in the fourth spot. At the line, it was McNett, Sherman, Finley, Gallagher, and Stehouwer.

   Please join us Friday, May 30th, for the Brian Heeney "Wild Child" Memorial Race, sponsored by Hometown Financial of Eaton Rapids, along with the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stock and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. June 6th is “Dodge Night”, sponsored by Beacon Sales of Charlotte, and Autograph Night, along with the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, and the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. For more information, check out our website at www.spartanspeedway.com. As always, we’ll see you at the races!
Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, May 23, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 29 Doug Finley 12.687 12.734 20   1 007 Dale Lewis 8 13.262 6 10
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 12.847 12.867 15   2 29 Doug Finley 8 13.034 5 8
3 42 Chad Finley 12.897 12.929 14   3 25 Jim Gallagher 8 13.268 7 6
4 25 Jim Gallagher 12.932 12.957 13   4 42 Chad Finley 8 13.106 6 4
5 31 Gary Sherman 13.059 13.115 12   5 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.097 7 0
6 007 Dale Lewis 13.441 13.473 11   6 31 Gary Sherman 4 13.333 3 0
7 7 Jon McNett -.--- -.--- 0                
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.              
1 7 Jon McNett 40 12.821 8 200                
2 31 Gary Sherman 40 13.102 25 190                
3 29 Doug Finley 40 12.904 8 185                
4 25 Jim Gallagher 40 13.052 11 180                
5 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.099 10 175                
6 007 Dale Lewis 38 13.549 24 170                
7 42 Chad Finley 3 14.043 2 165                
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, May 23, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 50 Leroy Ellis 13.316 13.362 20   1 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.598 6 10
2 55 Larry Wallace 13.317 13.386 15   2 13 Ken Buchner 8 13.908 7 8
3 49 John Mamula 13.440 13.500 14   3 6 Matthew Schindewolf 8 13.841 5 6
4 89 Anthony Pastorino 13.490 13.533 13   4 36 Tom Williams 8 13.857 7 4
5 31. Trei Deubel 13.491 13.512 12   5 45 Jim Kennedy 8 13.884 6 0
6 88. Richard LaPratt 13.516 13.570 11   6 40 Shawn Lee 8 13.988 6 0
7 31 Ron Parish 13.552 13.605 10   7 M1 Bill Butler 4 14.735 2 0
8 M1 Bill Butler 13.554 13.559 9   8 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 0z Chris Ozanich 13.595 13.615 8                  
10 36 Tom Williams 13.685 13.747 7   Heat 2 Results:        
11 6 Matthew Schindewolf 13.755 13.818 6                  
12 45 Jim Kennedy 13.763 13.849 5   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
13 13 Ken Buchner 13.802 13.818 4   1 31 Ron Parish 8 13.637 5 10
14 40 Shawn Lee 14.008 14.079 3   2 55 Larry Wallace 8 13.524 5 8
15 23 Bubber Patrick -.--- -.--- 0   3 31. Trei Deubel 8 13.550 5 6
              4 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.554 6 4
Feature Results:         5 88. Richard LaPratt 8 13.658 6 0
              6 89 Anthony Pastorino 8 13.709 6 0
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts. 7 49 John Mamula 8 13.514 5 0
1 M1 Bill Butler 35 13.591 8 200 8 23 Bubber Patrick 3 14.685 2 0
2 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.516 6 190                
3 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.465 6 185              
4 55 Larry Wallace 35 13.592 6 180                
5 31 Ron Parish 35 13.663 4 175              
6 89 Anthony Pastorino 35 13.620 8 170              
7 49 John Mamula 35 13.598 6 165              
8 6 Matthew Schindewolf 35 13.684 4 160              
9 45 Jim Kennedy 35 13.794 8 155              
10 36 Tom Williams 35 13.865 6 150              
11 13 Ken Buchner 35 13.779 7 145              
12 40 Shawn Lee 34 14.012 11 140              
13 31. Trei Deubel 29 13.568 4 135              
14 88. Richard LaPratt 11 13.563 8 130                
15 23 Bubber Patrick 0 -.--- - 125                
                             
Dwarf Series
Friday, May 23, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 97 Eric Hoffman 13.645 13.747     1 18 Rick Ayers 8 14.424 6  
2 16 Mike McManman Sr 13.697 13.779     2 28 Dave Wylie 8 14.299 7  
3 74 Craig Curtis 13.707 13.826     3 12 Mark Arnott 8 14.948 8  
4 27 Jon Wylie 13.719 13.842     4 07 Pat Bobek 8 14.825 7  
5 9 Chad Goff 13.736 13.737     5 43 Brian Insley 8 15.162 8  
6 17 Mike McManman Jr 13.747 13.749     6 13 Kevin Ayers 5 15.072 3  
7 65 Junior Gould 13.864 13.950                  
8 28 Dave Wylie 14.167 14.248     Heat 2 Results:        
9 07 Pat Bobek 14.421 14.586                    
10 18 Rick Ayers 14.602 14.687     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
11 12 Mark Arnott 14.762 14.774       1 65 Junior Gould 8 14.034 7  
12 13 Kevin Ayers 14.937 15.001     2 97 Eric Hoffman 8 13.881 8  
13 43 Brian Insley 14.948 15.007     3 16 Mike McManman Sr 8 13.809 7  
14 34 Mark Ayers 15.677 19.540     4 9 Chad Goff 8 13.961 7  
              5 17 Mike McManman Jr 8 13.996 6  
Feature Results:         6 27 Jon Wylie 8 13.849 7  
              7 74 Craig Curtis 7 13.962 6  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.                
1 9 Chad Goff 25 13.780 23                  
2 74 Craig Curtis 25 13.699 25                  
3 65 Junior Gould 25 13.885 25                
4 16 Mike McManman Sr 25 13.855 17                  
5 97 Eric Hoffman 25 13.533 25                  
6 28 Dave Wylie 25 14.249 17                  
7 18 Rick Ayers 25 14.662 22                  
8 12 Mark Arnott 25 14.666 24                  
9 43 Brian Insley 25 14.921 14                  
10 13 Kevin Ayers 21 15.098 9                  
11 27 Jon Wylie 6 14.630 5                  
12 7 Pat Bobek 4 15.222 4                  
13 17 Mike McManman Jr 2 17.410 1                  
14 34 Mark Ayers 1 19.929 1                  
                             
Legends Series
Friday, May 23, 2008
                             
Heat 1 Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts. Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 28 Levi Rouster 10 14.743 10   1 36 Chance Rice 30 14.577 6  
2 8 Matt Todd 10 14.800 8   2 59 Bryan Nuckles 30 14.625 30  
3 24 Randy Gallagher 10 14.745 6   3 28 Levi Rouster 30 14.634 21  
4 50 Brandon Mahoney 10 14.909 10   4 27 Chris Perry 30 14.658 21  
5 7 Tyler Rycenga 10 14.836 8   5 8 Matt Todd 30 14.649 20  
6 911 Ron Semlow 10 15.190 6   6 20 Jerry Warden 30 14.652 25  
7 22 Tom Lovern 10 15.196 6   7 7 Tyler Rycenga 30 14.719 28  
              8 92 Tony Monge 30 14.794 28  
Heat 2 Results:           9 25 Randy Gallagher Jr. 30 14.806 27  
              10 61 Kenton Taylor 30 15.013 23  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.   11 9 Skip Krassa 30 15.257 3  
1 1 Chris Perry 10 14.850 10   12 29 Cody Mahoney 30 15.107 6  
2 1 Randy Gallagher Jr. 10 15.180 9   13 22 Tom Lovern 30 15.197 27  
3 1 Skip Krassa 10 15.250 3   14 13 Christopher Porco 29 15.295 27  
4 1 Cody Mahoney 10 15.262 5   15 50 Brandon Mahoney 23 14.809 22  
5 1 Christopher Porco 10 15.637 5   16 68 Bob Parker 20 16.202 3  
6 1 Bob Parker 10 16.213 3   17 24 Randy Gallagher 0 -.--- -  
              18 54 Rick Kilbourn 0 -.--- -  
Heat 3 Results :                      
                           
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.                
1 59 Bryan Nuckles 10 14.552 3                
2 54 Rick Kilbourn 10 14.815 6                  
3 36 Chance Rice 10 14.618 6                
4 20 Jerry Warden 10 14.776 9                
5 92 Tony Monge 10 14.852 5                
6 61 Kenton Taylor 10 15.463 10                
                             


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