Double Features at Spartan Speedway


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Race fans at Spartan Speedway got more bang for their buck on Mid-Season Championship night, sponsored by Northside Service and Andrew’s Chevrolet, as the Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans and the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks ran make-up features for the May 30th rain out.

   The Performance Automotive NW Sportsman division saw Lansing’s Bill Denny take the lead as the green flag waved, but Bubber Patrick, of Stockbridge, after caution waved, drove into the lead, and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. Williamston’s Jordan Harvey, sitting in second, had his hands full, as Mason’s Scott Sigman tried to find a way around Harvey, with Charlotte’s Dane Long and East Lansing’s Jack Koone Jr. on the move. Long jumped to the outside of Harvey and was pinched into the wall, sending both Long and Harvey to the rear, with Long retiring to the pits. Koone closed on Patrick’s bumper for the restart and took the lead away while Leslie’s Damon Place and Andrew Clark, of St. Johns, battled for the third position. Sigman made his move on Clark and Place, then went to work on Patrick, as Koone checked out on the field. At the line, it was Koone, Sigman, Patrick, Place, and Clark.

   The Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans ran their mid-season championship feature later in the racing program, turning the ¼-mile into a battle zone. One car left on the hook during warm-up laps, while Mason’s Mike Ammerman, Long and Clark all got together on the front stretch, sending Ammerman hurtling into the turn one and two wall, while Long retired to the pit for a second time. With Place in the lead and Harvey in second, the duo pulled away from the field, as Koone went to work on Clark, moving himself into position to take on Harvey for second. Koone was looking for a way around Harvey, as Place pulled away from the field. Koone jumped to the outside, was pinched up to the wall, backed off, and dove under Harvey, shoving him up the track, clearing a path to take a shot at Place. As the checker waved, it was Place, Koone, Harvey, Sigman, and Clark.

   The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division turned back the clock, running their May 30th feature as well. Gregory’s Jeremy LaFontaine sat on the pole and led the first six laps, as Lansing’s Rich Roberts held Lansing’s Brian Beckner and Haslett’s Scott Rogers at bay. Jackson’s Edson Rowley III charged through the field to take the lead at the halfway point. Lansing’s Bill McBride worked his way into the second spot, as Lansing’s Lex Jarecki issued a challenge, taking the spot away with six laps to go. Rowley ran away from the pack, leaving McBride to try to reel in Jarecki for second. Laps ran out for Jarecki and McBride, and at the stripe, it was Rowley, Jarecki, McBride, Roberts, and MI Center’s Marq Eaton.

   Mid-Season Championship feature for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks saw a new face take the reins, as Patrick Denison, of Eaton Rapids, led the first five laps after the start. LaFontaine took away that spot, just five laps in, while Roberts, and Denison tried to hold off Rowley and Jackson’s George Wyers. Rowley took the lead at the halfway mark, with Lansing’s Wayne Beckner Jr., McBride, Laingsburg’s Joe Bates, and Denison trying to keep pace. After 20 laps, it was Rowley, Beckner Jr., McBride, Bates, and Dennison.

   The Andrew’s Chevrolet Super Lates saw a number of Indiana drivers make the long haul to the Spartan Speedway. Dimondale’s Jimmy Gallagher scored the Four Car Dash win, while Angola’s Mike Kugler took the heat win. Kugler took command in the 40-lap feature, but Jackson’s Evan Barrett and Kugler ran side-by-side for the lead, only three laps in, with Barrett taking the upper hand. Barrett led until a lap 32 spin sent him to the rear of the field. John Dunivon, of Dansville, ran a solid second, while Gallagher and Lansing’s Doug Finley moved up through the field. Muskegon’s Stehouwer ran in the top five. Gallagher assumed the lead on lap 32, and was able to hold off Finley for the win. Stehouwer, Barrett, and Kugler rounded out the top five.

   Corunna’s Larry Wallace led wire-to-wire to take the win in the Instant Oil Change Modified feature. John Mamula was able to hold off Charlotte’s Perry Davenport to come home second, while Indiana’s USA Mod driver, Tony Dager, held Charlotte’s Bill Butler at bay to come home fourth. At the checker, it was Wallace, Mamula, Davenport, Dager, and Butler. Mamula and Mason’s Dick LaPratt took the heat wins for the division.

   The Eastside Invaders continue to flex their Pure Stock muscle, as Davison’s Lonnie Saumier and Columbiaville’s Joe O’Leary finished one and two in the 20-lap feature. Saumier checked out on the field, while Dimondale’s Spencer Drake and O’Leary battled tooth and nail, with Drake giving up second only after the corner of his hood impeded his vision Lansing’s Ian Schafer and Wayne Parkhurst II had a battle going between them, with Schafer coming out on top. At the line, it was Saumier, O’Leary, Drake, Schafer, and Parkhurst II. O’Leary tallied the heat win.

   Please join us each and every Friday night, at the Spartan Speedway, for exciting short track racing action. July 11th is the Chargin’ Charlie Ryan Jr. Memorial Race, sponsored by B & L Truck Caps of Potterville, along with Old Timers Night, featuring Super Lates (75 laps), Modifieds, VROA and Legends. Sunday, July 13th, is a special show on Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Series Night and UAW Night. Featured divisions will be Sprints, Sportsmans, Pure Stock, Pony Stock, plus Pony Stock Figure 8’s. It is also a Street Stock Slugfest. Check out the website at www.spartanspeedway.com or phone the hotline at (517) 676-5404 for more information. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, June 27, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 7 Jon McNett 12.757 12.822 20   1 25 Jim Gallagher 4 13.336 2 10
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 12.991 12.993 15   2 29 Doug Finley 4 13.205 3 8
3 29 Doug Finley 13.041 13.079 14   3 7 Jon McNett 4 13.184 4 6
4 25 Jim Gallagher 13.066 13.075 13   4 33 Dave Stehouwer 4 13.392 3 4
5 4 Craig Everage 13.086 13.105 0                
6 42 Chad Finley 13.154 13.158 12   Heat 1 Results:        
7 94 Evan Barrett 13.215 13.239 11                
8 3 John Dunivon 13.246 13.260 10   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
9 2 Mike Kugler 13.297 13.319 0     1 2 Mike Kugler 8 13.383 8 0
10 45 Carl Sodman 13.591 13.693 9   2 94 Evan Barrett 8 13.336 7 10
11 1 Jeff Brunt -.--- -.--- 0     3 3 John Dunivon 8 13.454 7 8
              4 4 Craig Everage 8 13.340 6 0
Feature Results:         5 45 Carl Sodman 8 13.716 6 6
              6 1 Jeff Brunt 8 14.001 8 4
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts. 7 42 Chad Finley 7 13.233 6 0
1 25 Jim Gallagher 40 13.100 38 200              
2 29 Doug Finley 40 13.119 10 190              
3 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 12.992 11 185              
4 94 Evan Barrett 40 13.209 6 180              
5 2 Mike Kugler 40 13.261 19 0              
6 3 John Dunivon 38 13.181 6 175                
7 4 Craig Everage 32 13.156 7 0              
8 45 Carl Sodman 27 13.555 6 170                
9 1 Jeff Brunt 21 13.460 3 165              
10 7 Jon McNett 17 13.027 10 160              
11 42 Chad Finley 8 13.416 6 155              
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, June 27, 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 13.542 13.595 20   1 49 John Mamula 8 13.591 4 10
2 M1 Bill Butler 13.548 13.582 15   2 31 Ron Parish 8 13.561 7 8
3 29 Jason Parish 13.584 13.599 14   3 6. Perry Davenport 8 13.744 7 6
4 0 Tony Dager 13.627 13.629 0   4 29 Jason Parish 8 13.721 8 4
5 31 Ron Parish 13.650 13.683 13   5 0 Tony Dager 8 13.742 6 0
6 6. Perry Davenport 13.661 13.678 12   6 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.793 7 0
7 49 John Mamula 13.713 13.756 11   7 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.775 4 0
8 55 Larry Wallace 13.734 13.744 10                
9 6L Dan Loughan 13.734 13.749 9     Heat 2 Results:        
10 0z Chris Ozanich 13.760 13.765 8                
11 88. Richard LaPratt 13.767 13.806 7     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
12 13 Ken Buchner 13.921 14.048 6   1 88. Richard LaPratt 8 13.611 3 10
13 36 Tom Williams -.--- -.--- 0   2 55 Larry Wallace 8 13.698 8 8
              3 6L Dan Loughan 8 13.761 5 6
Feature Results:         4 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.798 7 4
              5 13 Ken Buchner 8 13.864 6 0
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.              
1 55 Larry Wallace 35 13.683 4 200              
2 49 John Mamula 35 13.682 3 190              
3 6. Perry Davenport 35 13.646 4 185              
4 0 Tony Dager 35 13.736 3 0                
5 M1 Bill Butler 35 13.719 3 180              
6 29 Jason Parish 35 13.686 6 175                
7 31 Ron Parish 35 13.723 7 170              
8 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.656 6 165              
9 88. Richard LaPratt 35 13.775 10 160              
10 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.856 5 155              
11 13 Ken Buchner 35 13.910 5 150              
12 6L Dan Loughan 4 14.194 2 145              
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, June 27, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.254 14.265 20   1 24. Damon Place 25 14.651 7 200
2 7L Dane Long 14.255 14.265 15   2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 25 14.518 9 190
3 47 Scott Sigman 14.461 14.544 14   3 07 Jordon Harvey 25 14.653 11 185
4 92 Andrew Clark 14.563 14.638 13   4 47 Scott Sigman 25 14.758 10 180
5 48 Mike Ammerman 14.578 14.588 0   5 92 Andrew Clark 25 14.810 10 175
6 24. Damon Place 14.595 14.628 12   6 18 Bubber Patrick 25 14.934 12 170
7 07 Jordon Harvey 14.706 14.754 11   7 3 Rolley Olney 24 15.372 10 165
8 18 Bubber Patrick 14.794 14.875 10   8 42 Bill Denny 24 15.394 7 160
9 M74 Nate Moon 15.052 15.085 9     9 31G Richard Gokee 24 15.467 10 155
10 69 Allan Williams 15.269 15.319 8   10 7L Dane Long 4 14.790 3 150
11 3 Rolley Olney 15.280 15.282 7     11 48 Mike Ammerman 4 14.672 4 145
12 42 Bill Denny 15.377 15.377 6   12 69 Allan Williams 4 15.598 3 140
13 31G Richard Gokee 15.911 15.967 5                
14 2 Jamie Feguer -.--- -.--- 0                
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, June 27, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 10 Lexus Jarecki 16.801 16.901 40   1 55. Edson Rowley III 20 16.703 19 30
2 55. Edson Rowley III 16.878 16.997 40   2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 17.057 16 29
3 31 George Wyers 17.044 17.045 40   3 80. Bill McBride 20 16.808 16 28
4 12 Marq Eaton 17.152 17.170 40   4 63 Joe Bates 20 17.472 11 27
5 11 Brian Beckner 17.231 17.312 40   5 38 Patrick Denison 20 17.598 12 26
6 80. Bill McBride 17.265 17.640 40   6 10 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.961 6 25
7 14 Jeremy LaFontaine 17.266 17.287 40   7 97 Scott Rogers 20 17.469 9 25
8 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 17.279 17.327 40   8 5 Richard Roberts Sr. 20 17.220 15 25
9 5 Richard Roberts Sr. 17.289 17.552 40     9 12 Bradley Harbenski 19 18.282 11 24
10 63 Joe Bates 17.317 17.323 40   10 32 James Harbenski 19 18.263 9 24
11 97 Scott Rogers 17.503 17.614 40     11 11 Brent Mariott 19 19.051 5 24
12 55 Daniel Gokee 17.533 17.625 40   12 14 Jeremy LaFontaine 10 17.248 7 15
13 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.633 17.634 40   13 31 George Wyers 10 17.280 7 15
14 38 Patrick Denison 17.865 17.927 40   14 11. Brian Beckner 8 17.453 3 13
15 31 Randy Kretzinger Jr 18.463 18.538 40   15 12. Marq Eaton 8 17.198 8 13
16 12. James Harbenski 18.488 19.239 40   16 31. Randy Kretzinger Jr 8 18.692 8 13
17 8 Ken Dollarhite 19.016 19.188 40   17 55 Daniel Gokee 7 17.440 4 12
18 11 Brent Mariott 19.539 20.566 40                
19 12.. Robert Brown 22.629 23.970 40                
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, June 27, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 M15 Lonnie Saumier 16.177 16.221 20   1 M1 Joseph OLeary 8 16.407 6 0
2 28 Spencer Drake 16.260 16.329 15   2 M15 Lonnie Saumier 8 16.544 6 10
3 M1 Joseph OLeary 16.490 16.611 0   3 28 Spencer Drake 8 16.455 8 8
4 77 Mark Carson 16.847 16.868 14   4 13 Wayne Parkhurst II 8 16.935 5 6
5 30 Ian Schafer 17.007 17.053 13   5 13x Wayne Parkhurst Sr 8 16.700 6 0
6 13 Wayne Parkhurst II 17.057 17.169 12   6 77 Mark Carson 8 16.893 1 4
7 13. Wayne Parkhurst Sr 18.293 18.616 0   7 30 Ian Schafer 8 16.952 7 0
8 103 Kyle Drake 35.484 -.--- 11                
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.              
1 M15 Lonnie Saumier 20 16.215 4 200                
2 M1 Joseph OLeary 20 16.358 6 0                
3 28 Spencer Drake 20 16.455 5 190                
4 30 Ian Schafer 20 17.123 1 185                
5 13 Wayne Parkhurst II 20 17.035 9 180                
6 77 Mark Carson 20 16.810 6 175                
7 103 Kyle Drake 13 17.052 9 170                
8 13x Wayne Parkhurst Sr 11 17.388 6 0                


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