McNett Back on Track at Spartan


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Dewitt’s Jon McNett found the Corrigan Oil Winner’s Circle for his win in the Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model 40-lap feature. McNett had struggled with engine woes, running a borrowed engine for a couple of weeks, but was back on track with McNett smoke under the hood.

   On the start, Jackson’s Dale Lewis jumped out to the early lead, with Columbus’s George Rangle in hot pursuit. Rangle took away the spot on lap four, with Muskegon’s Dave Stehouwer poised to strike. Stehouwer dove under Rangle for the lead, on lap eight, with Lansing’s Doug Finley and McNett sitting second and third. Mechanical problems for Finley gave the second spot to McNett, and on the restart, McNett was on the move, taking the top spot from the leader. McNett led the remaining 26 laps, leaving Stehouwer the task of reeling him in. Dimondale’s Jimmy Gallagher held down the third position, while Jackson’s Evan Barrett and Rangle tried to keep the leaders in their crosshairs. At the line, it was McNett, Stehouwer, Gallagher, Barrett, and Rangle. Eaton Rapids’ Doc Dutton and Gallagher tallied heat wins for the evening.

   Charlotte’s Dan Loughan led wire to wire to take the win for the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division. Loughan started on the pole and pulled away from the field, leaving them to sort themselves out for the battle to the front. Bill Heeney Jr., of Stockbridge, ran a solid second, with Charlotte’s Perry Davenport holding down the third spot. Lap 10 saw the caution fly, and on the restart, it was Loughan bringing the field down to the green. Lansing’s Chris Ozanich made his move around Davenport, bringing Vermontville’s Leroy Ellis with him. Ellis took a number of looks under Ozanich, then jumped to the high side and made his way around Ozanich on lap 24. Making the second groove work for him, Ellis picked off Heeney for second, but ran out of laps to run down Loughan. At the stripe, it was Loughan, Ellis, Heeney, Ozanich and Davenport. Ozanich and Okemos’s Ron Parish won their heats.

   East Lansing’s Jack Koone Jr. notched another win in the Performance Automotive NW Sportsman division, making that his fourth of the season. Competition was going to be fierce, as Mason’s Scott Sigman set fast time, his first of the season at Spartan, with Charlotte’s Dane Long just a couple of ticks behind. Leslie’s Nate Moon took command on the start, with Leslie’s Damon Place taking over the reins at lap four. Koone, however, had a different idea, as he took the lead away on lap five. Long had to make his way around Place, with Sigman tacked to his rear bumper, while Koone put some daylight between himself and second. Long began to reel Koone in, sitting right behind him by lap 13. From there on out, it was a two-car battle for the lead. Long got a couple of looks to the outside of Koone, but Koone always managed to shut the door. At the checker, it was Koone, Long, Sigman, Place, and Holt’s Jimmy Scavarda. Scavarda also took the heat win.

   Dimondale’s Spencer Drake tallied his 5th win of the season in the Pure Stock division. Marc Childers of Charlotte took command at the green, but was no match for Drake. Childers and Davison’s Chad Lamson ran a hard fought battle for second, while Lansing’s Ian Schafer and Dimondale’s Steve Orta duked it out for fourth. After 15 laps, it was Drake, Lamson, Childers, Orta, and Schafer. Lamson took the heat win for the division.

   The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division was out in full force, with 18 cars timing in for their 20-lap feature. Lansing’s Brian Beckner took command after the drop of the green, with Jackson’s Edson Rowley III and Lansing’s Dan Gokee in hot pursuit. Eaton Rapids Joe Bates and Gregory’s Jeremy LaFontaine were both having stellar runs, until a fire under the hood of Bates car brought out the caution, closing the field up behind Rowley who had just grabbed the lead from Beckner. Gokee got around Beckner on the restart and tried to reel in Rowley. LaFontaine began his charge to the front, with Lansing’s Lex Jarecki following suit. LaFontaine took second from Gokee, with Jarecki also getting around Gokee. LaFontaine slid up the track, coming out of turn 2, as Jarecki ducked under him for second. Gokee made his way around LaFontaine, while Eaton Rapids Patrick Denison worked his way into the top five. At the line, it was win number six for Rowley, followed by Jarecki, Gokee, LaFontaine, and Denison. Lansing’s Brian and Wayne Beckner Jr. took the heat wins.

   As the 2008 racing season winds down, please join us on Friday, August 15th, as it is Motorcycle Night, sponsored by Scotts Lawn Care of Holt. Anyone riding to the track on a motorcycle will receive half-off general admission. Our racing program will include Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, and Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. August 22nd is Season Championship Night, featuring all divisions. August 29th features Wolverine Midgets, Dwarfs, Legends, VROA and Bandoleros, while Sunday, the 31st brings a special show, Poor Paul’s Harvest 275. For more information, check us out at www.spartanspeedway.com. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, August 08, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 7 Jon McNett 12.699 12.720 20   1 T2 Doc Dutton 8 13.558 5 10
2 29 Doug Finley 12.764 12.765 15   2 9 Darwin Wolfe 8 13.750 6 0
3 63 Tim Ryan 12.967 13.038 0   3 007 Dale Lewis 8 13.577 6 8
4 94 Evan Barrett 13.019 13.071 14   4 88 George Rangle Jr. 8 13.372 7 6
5 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.068 13.077 13   5 45 Carl Sodman 8 13.854 7 4
6 25 Jim Gallagher 13.100 13.100 12   6 97 Gregory Heath 2 16.134 1 0
7 88 George Rangle Jr. 13.255 13.383 11                
8 T2 Doc Dutton 13.393 13.481 10   Heat 2 Results:        
9 007 Dale Lewis 13.512 13.625 9                  
10 9 Darwin Wolfe 13.692 13.748 0   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
11 45 Carl Sodman 13.738 13.772 8     1 25 Jim Gallagher 8 13.062 5 10
12 97 Gregory Heath 14.112 14.146 0   2 94 Evan Barrett 8 12.995 7 8
              3 29 Doug Finley 8 12.960 6 6
Feature Results:         4 7 Jon McNett 8 13.025 3 4
              5 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.018 6 0
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts. 6 63 Tim Ryan 2 14.022 1 0
1 7 Jon McNett 40 12.887 17 200              
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.086 6 190              
3 25 Jim Gallagher 40 13.129 11 185              
4 94 Evan Barrett 40 13.201 18 180              
5 88 George Rangle Jr. 40 13.283 16 175                
6 007 Dale Lewis 39 13.385 19 170              
7 9 Darwin Wolfe 39 13.489 27 0                
8 T2 Doc Dutton 39 13.330 22 165              
9 45 Carl Sodman 38 13.715 12 160              
10 29 Doug Finley 15 13.027 11 155              
11 97 Gregory Heath 9 13.954 8 0              
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, August 08, 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 13.362 13.391 20   1 31 Ron Parish 8 13.575 6 10
2 55 Larry Wallace 13.446 13.512 15   2 6L Dan Loughan 8 13.559 3 8
3 17 Dusty Carl 13.570 13.634 14   3 13 Ken Buchner 8 13.777 5 6
4 31. Trei Deubel 13.617 13.691 13   4 29 Bill Heeney 8 13.732 5 4
5 98 Rob Newman 13.622 13.709 12   5 6. Perry Davenport 8 13.608 7 0
6 0z Chris Ozanich 13.646 13.714 11   6 49 John Mamula 8 14.028 8 0
7 88. Richard LaPratt 13.670 13.680 10   7 1H Tracey Hernley 8 13.957 6 0
8 6. Perry Davenport 13.682 13.711 9                
9 29 Bill Heeney 13.694 13.714 8     Heat 2 Results:        
10 6L Dan Loughan 13.700 13.788 7                
11 49 John Mamula 13.736 13.803 6     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
12 31 Ron Parish 13.741 13.888 5   1 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.593 4 10
13 13 Ken Buchner 13.818 13.879 4   2 98 Rob Newman 8 13.686 6 8
14 1H Tracey Hernley 14.269 14.515 3   3 17 Dusty Carl 8 13.705 6 6
              4 55 Larry Wallace 8 13.649 8 4
Feature Results:         5 31. Trei Deubel 8 13.730 6 0
              6 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.364 6 0
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts. 7 88. Richard LaPratt 4 13.979 2 0
1 6L Dan Loughan 35 13.595 7 200              
2 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.619 9 190              
3 29 Bill Heeney 35 13.702 4 185                
4 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.681 6 180              
5 6. Perry Davenport 35 13.682 5 175                
6 17 Dusty Carl 35 13.662 8 170              
7 55 Larry Wallace 35 13.610 16 165              
8 31 Ron Parish 35 13.753 12 160              
9 88. Richard LaPratt 35 13.775 13 155              
10 31. Trei Deubel 35 13.708 11 150              
11 98 Rob Newman 35 13.746 6 145              
12 49 John Mamula 35 13.883 6 140              
13 1H Tracey Hernley 34 13.928 7 135              
14 13 Ken Buchner 34 13.953 5 130              
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, August 08, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 47 Scott Sigman 14.289 14.301 20   1 72 James Scavarda 8 14.461 8 10
2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.325 14.325 15   2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 8 14.584 8 8
3 7L Dane Long 14.328 14.372 14   3 7L Dane Long 8 14.534 8 6
4 72 James Scavarda 14.525 14.565 13   4 2 Jamie Feguer 8 14.952 4 4
5 61 Chuck Ammerman 14.637 14.727 12   5 M74 Nate Moon 8 14.908 4 0
6 24. Damon Place 14.641 14.651 11   6 47 Scott Sigman 8 14.701 8 0
7 2 Jamie Feguer 14.834 14.873 10   7 24. Damon Place 8 14.866 4 0
8 M74 Nate Moon 14.972 15.032 9   8 61 Chuck Ammerman 8 14.721 5 0
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.              
1 01 Jack Koone Jr. 25 14.418 6 200                
2 7L Dane Long 25 14.380 9 190                
3 47 Scott Sigman 25 14.426 9 185                
4 24. Damon Place 25 14.595 16 180                
5 72 James Scavarda 25 14.525 12 175                
6 M74 Nate Moon 25 14.872 13 170                
7 61 Chuck Ammerman 25 14.801 25 165                
8 2 Jamie Feguer 25 14.957 16 160                
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, August 08, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 10 Lexus Jarecki 16.632 16.907 40   1 11 Brian Beckner 8 17.198 2 10
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.799 16.844 40   2 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 17.874 8 9
3 12. Marq Eaton 16.896 17.007 40   3 3 George Wyers 8 17.340 7 8
4 55. Daniel Gokee 16.963 17.073 40   4 32 James Harbenski 8 17.869 7 7
5 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 17.006 17.028 40   5 5 Richard Roberts Sr. 8 18.362 6 6
6 55 Edson Rowley III 17.084 17.109 40   6 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 17.976 3 5
7 63 Joe Bates 17.110 17.225 40   7 12 Robert Brown 8 18.848 6 5
8 38 Patrick Denison 17.280 17.301 40   8 58 Joshua Mosher 8 18.298 7 5
9 97 Scott Rodgers 17.295 17.444 40                  
10 3 George Wyers 17.308 17.312 40   Heat 2 Results:        
11 11 Brian Beckner 17.356 17.423 40                  
12 31. Randy Kretzinger Jr 17.671 -.--- 40   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
13 8 Ken Dollarhite 17.743 17.784 40   1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.785 1 10
14 58 Joshua Mosher 18.142 18.199 40   2 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.725 7 9
15 32 James Harbenski 18.171 18.305 40   3 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.950 8 8
16 5 Richard Roberts Sr. 18.260 18.413 40   4 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 8 16.896 3 7
17 22 Bradley Harbenski 18.363 18.452 40   5 63 Joe Bates 8 17.010 4 6
18 12 Robert Brown 18.823 18.991 40   6 12. Marq Eaton 8 17.226 4 5
19 7 Wayne Parkhurst II -.--- -.--- 40   7 55. Daniel Gokee 6 16.963 2 5
              8 97 Scott Rodgers 1 17.324 1 5
Feature Results:                        
                           
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.                
1 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.781 7 30              
2 10 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.755 17 29              
3 55. Daniel Gokee 20 16.916 10 28              
4 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 20 16.741 16 27              
5 38 Patrick Denison 20 17.002 11 26              
6 11 Brian Beckner 20 17.141 19 25              
7 97 Scott Rodgers 20 17.256 11 25              
8 3 George Wyers 20 17.349 15 25              
9 12. Marq Eaton 20 17.054 16 25              
10 5 Richard Roberts Sr. 20 17.645 5 25                
11 63 Joe Bates 20 17.180 14 25                
12 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 17.903 15 25                
13 32 James Harbenski 20 17.948 2 25                
14 22 Bradley Harbenski 19 17.902 12 24                
15 31. Randy Kretzinger Jr 19 17.723 8 24                
16 12 Robert Brown 18 18.942 5 23              
17 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 9 17.593 3 14                
18 7 Wayne Parkhurst II 9 18.944 2 14                
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, August 08, 2008
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best Pts.   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.
1 28 Spencer Drake 16.044 16.053 20   1 888 Chad Lamson 8 16.169 6 10
2 888 Chad Lamson 16.211 16.268 15   2 28 Spencer Drake 8 16.015 8 8
3 88 Marc Childers 16.597 16.658 14   3 88 Marc Childers 8 16.574 4 6
4 32 Steve Orta 16.772 16.786 13   4 32 Steve Orta 8 16.737 7 4
5 30 Ian Schafer 17.126 17.271 12   5 30 Ian Schafer 8 16.836 1 0
6 13x Wayne Parkhurst Sr 17.378 -.--- 11                
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap Pts.              
1 28 Spencer Drake 15 16.109 7 200                
2 888 Chad Lamson 15 16.182 7 190                
3 88 Marc Childers 15 16.672 6 185                
4 32 Steve Orta 15 16.936 7 180                
5 30 Ian Schafer 15 16.951 5 175                


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