Bozell to Winner’s Circle at Spartan


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

   The Andrew’s Chevrolet Super Late Models took to the tight ¼-mile of the Spartan Speedway to run their 40-lap feature. Logan Beckwith led the charge on the start, followed by Chuck Garrison, Dave Stehouwer, Andy Bozell and Jon McNett. Caution on lap two and caution on the restart set up Bozell for a great run on the outside, getting around Stehouwer and Garrison to sit in the second spot by lap nine. Beckwith opened up a pretty good lead when caution waved on lap 14, sending both Stehouwer and Tom Fedewa to the rear of the field. On the restart, Evan Barrett found himself in the top five behind Jimmy Gallagher and McNett. Fedewa went to work on Stehouwer for seventh when Garrison spun coming out of turn one, collecting Fedewa and Stehouwer on lap 19. Gallagher and McNett , in third and fourth respectively, sat back and watched Bozell try both the high- and low-side looking for a way around Beckwith on lap 20. Bozell stuck a nose under Beckwith, and the duo was side by side at the line with Bozell taking the lead on lap 27. Beckwith then had his hands full trying to fend off Gallagher and McNett. Gallagher slid up the track coming out of turn two and Gallagher drove underneath him and into the second position. Knowing that McNett can make the high groove work for him, Beckwith opted to take that line around the track, brushing the front stretch wall on lap 37. Caution waved on lap 38 as Beckwith and McNett spun, sending both to the rear. This set up a two-lap shootout for the checker, with Bozell still shown as the leader. At the stripe, it was Bozell making his first trip to the Corrigan Oil Winner’s Circle in 2009. Gallagher, Barrett, McNett, Garrision, Beckwith and Dean Gassert rounded out the top finishers. Gallagher took the four car dash win with Fedewa tallying the heat win.

   Two seasoned veterans, Dan Loughan and Ken Buchner, brought the field of Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds down for the green, with Loughan grabbing the top spot in the 35-lap feature. Loughan led through lap seven as Perry Davenport made his way under Buchner, bringing Chris Ozanich and Leroy Ellis along with him. Earl Miles worked his way into the top five behind Ellis on lap five. Lap seven saw Davenport stick a nose under Loughan for the lead, with Ozanich tacked on Davenport’s bumper poised to take away second. Davenport took away the top spot, while Ozanich and Ellis slipped under Loughan, for second and third respectively. Caution waved on lap nine and on the restart, Travis Eddy drove under Tom Hernly Jr. for sixth. Miles picked off Loughan to advance to fourth and Eddy cracked the top five, making his way around Loughan. On lap 13, Ozanich took the lead from Davenport coming out of turn two, but Davenport wasn’t going down without a fight. As Davenport tried to take back the lead, Ellis looked to the outside of Davenport on lap 22 but Davenport shut the door and was able to hold off Ellis. Lap 27 saw the leaders into traffic, but at the stripe, it was Ozanich, Davenport, Ellis, Miles and Eddy. Ellis won the four car dash and Nate Moon took the heat win.

   The Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans lined up for their 25-lap feature, with Jimmy Scavarda taking the lead as the green flag waved. With Matt Kirchen hung up in the second groove, Damon Place and Dane Long battled for second. Caution waved as Long got into Place, sending the dup to the rear of the field. On the restart, it was Scavarda, Jack Koone Jr., Kirchen, Place, Long and Dan Baschal. Lap five saw a mechanical malfunction send Place head-on into the turn one wall ending his night. On the restart, Long went to work on Kirchen for third, while Koone went after Scavarda for the lead. Koone stuck a nose under Scavarda on lap eight, forcing Scavarda up the track and opening the door for Koone to take the lead. Long had made his way around Kirchen to challenge for second, broadsliding his truck under Scavarda, coming out of turn four, to take away the second spot. Koone had opened up a sizeable lead by lap eleven, and with laps winding down, Long had to settle for second behind Koone. Scavarda, Kirchen and Baschal rounded out the top five. Long brought home the heat win for the evening.

   The Spartan Pure Stocks took to the track for what proved to be an interesting 20-lap feature. As the green flag waved, Justin Lewis and Matt Childers got tangled up, setting up a complete restart. Ian Schafer and Jacob Pearson brought the field down, with caution waving again on lap one. On the restart, Lewis jumped out to take the lead, while Schafer and Mark Childers battled for the second position. Childers got around Schafer and went after Lewis, with the two putting on a driving demonstration. Already coming up on lapped cars by lap six, Childers dropped to the bottom of the track, while Lewis took the high side, sandwiching a lapped car in the middle. It was Childers with the advantage on lap seven. Caution waved again on lap eight, with Spencer Drake making the pass on Lewis stick on lap eight, only to see caution wave on the very next lap. On the restart, Drake took the high side, looking for a way around Childers, careened off the front stretch wall and into the side of Childers. The battled raged on into turn one with Drake winning the war. Caution on lap 11, and on the restart, set up Mark Carson for a run on Schafer for fourth, as Childers tacked himself onto Drake’s rear bumper. As the pair went into turn four, coming down for the checker, Drake slid up the track and Childers dove to the bottom. The pair came down the front stretch side by side, but it was Childers taking the win by a nose. Carson took the heat win for the division.

   The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division saw 20-laps of fast and furious action, with Patrick Denison taking the lead over Jeremy LaFontaine. The duo ran out front until lap five, when the second pack of cars, Rich Roberts, Lex Jarecki, Todd Metz Jr., and Wayne Beckner Jr., caught them. LaFontaine took the lead on lap 11, as Jarecki and Beckner Jr. ran side by side behind Roberts. Beckner Jr. got around Jarecki for fourth on lap 13, but Jarecki battled back to take the spot back on lap on lap 15. The second place car, Denison, quickly fell back, bringing Roberts and Jarecki up into the top three. Jarecki got around Roberts for second on lap 17 then went into the lead around LaFontaine on lap 18. At the checker, it was Jarecki, LaFontaine, Roberts, Beckner Jr., and Metz Jr. Denison and Beckner Jr. both took heat wins.

   Please join us at the Spartan Speedway, each and every Friday night, for exciting racing action. Friday May 29th will feature a MOD 50, with Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modifieds, Performance Automotive NW Sportsmans, Pure Stocks, Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks, and Mini Cups. June 5th is Scout Night and their Push Car Awards Night, featuring all five regular divisions. June 12th is Kid’s Night, along with a Bike Giveaway. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, May 22, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 83 Andy Bozell 13.271 13.437     1 25 Jim Gallagher 4 13.594 3  
2 7 Jon McNett 13.298 13.317     2 7 Jon McNett 4 13.586 4  
3 42 Chad Finley 13.448 13.626     3 42 Chad Finley 4 13.669 2  
4 25 Jim Gallagher 13.520 13.524     4 83 Andy Bozell 4 13.682 3  
5 8 Phil Bozell 13.542 13.554                  
6 10 Tom Fedewa 13.546 13.632     Heat 2 Results:        
7 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.598 13.687                  
8 94 Evan Barrett 13.608 13.619     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 3 Logan Beckwith 13.734 13.835       1 10 Tom Fedewa 8 13.527 4  
10 3G Chuck Garrison 13.835 13.907     2 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.598 6  
11 18. Dean Gassert 14.102 14.235       3 8 Phil Bozell 8 13.537 7  
              4 3G Chuck Garrison 8 13.866 7  
Feature Results:         5 94 Evan Barrett 8 13.743 5  
              6 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.528 5  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   7 18. Dean Gassert 8 14.084 6  
1 83 Andy Bozell 40 13.446 11                
2 25 Jim Gallagher 40 13.667 17                
3 94 Evan Barrett 40 13.815 7                
4 7 Jon McNett 40 13.603 18                
5 3G Chuck Garrison 40 13.848 7                
6 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.665 9                  
7 18. Dean Gassert 40 13.944 6                  
8 10 Tom Fedewa 19 13.724 8                  
9 33 Dave Stehouwer 19 13.709 6                
10 42 Chad Finley 0 -.--- -                  
                 
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, May 22, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 81 Tom Hernley 13.554 13.589     1 50 Leroy Ellis 4 13.696 3  
2 88 Travis Eddy 13.678 13.679     2 73. Earl Miles 4 13.659 3  
3 50 Leroy Ellis 13.732 13.738     3 81 Tom Hernley 4 13.606 3  
4 73. Earl Miles 13.755 13.784     4 88 Travis Eddy 4 13.763 4  
5 0z Chris Ozanich 13.807 13.838                  
6 6. Perry Davenport 13.816 13.847     Heat 2 Results:        
7 13 Ken Buchner 13.838 13.870                  
8 49 Dan Loughan 13.869 14.047     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 M74 Nathan Moon 13.947 13.985       1 M74 Nathan Moon 8 13.934 7  
10 98 Rob Newman 13.959 13.961     2 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.982 6  
11 M1 Bill Butler 14.000 14.079       3 98 Rob Newman 8 13.980 7  
12 47 Tracey Hernley 14.064 14.068     4 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.877 5  
13 36 Tom Williams 14.260 14.350     5 13 Ken Buchner 8 13.843 6  
14 31 Ron Parish -.--- -.---     6 49 Dan Loughan 8 13.882 7  
`             7 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.097 4  
              8 6. Perry Davenport 8 13.811 6  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 0z Chris Ozanich 35 13.802 11                  
2 6. Perry Davenport 35 13.865 5                  
3 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.760 6                  
4 73. Earl Miles 35 13.716 15                  
5 88 Travis Eddy 35 13.814 12                  
6 49 Dan Loughan 35 13.857 5                  
7 13 Ken Buchner 35 13.988 22                  
8 M74 Nathan Moon 35 13.985 5                  
9 47 Tracey Hernley 34 14.143 3                  
10 36 Tom Williams 34 14.179 4                  
11 98 Rob Newman 28 13.903 11                  
12 M1 Bill Butler 12 14.177 8                  
13 81 Tom Hernley 11 13.884 7                  
                             
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, May 22, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 7L Dane Long 14.470 14.492     1 7L Dane Long 8 14.514 7  
2 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.637 14.637     2 72 James Scavarda 8 14.812 2  
3 24. Damon Place 14.808 14.823     3 24. Damon Place 8 14.834 3  
4 47 Matt Kirchen 14.850 14.869     4 01 Jack Koone Jr. 8 14.759 3  
5 72 James Scavarda 14.852 14.878     5 47 Matt Kirchen 8 14.839 4  
6 13 Daniel Baschal -.--- -.---     6 13 Daniel Baschal 8 15.513 6  
                             
Feature Results:                      
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 01 Jack Koone Jr. 25 14.621 5                
2 7L Dane Long 25 14.627 8                
3 72 James Scavarda 25 14.614 3                
4 47 Matt Kirchen 25 14.927 5                
5 13 Daniel Baschal 23 15.977 1                
6 24. Damon Place 5 14.773 3                
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, May 22, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.308 16.368     1 38 Patrick Denison 8 17.208 5  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.464 16.511     2 11 Brian Beckner 8 17.051 7  
3 82 Misty Allen 16.529 16.837     3 40 Scott Rodgers 8 17.363 5  
4 10 Lexus Jarecki 16.664 16.742     4 7 Zachary McIntosh 8 17.506 7  
5 55 Edson Rowley III 16.712 16.767     5 1 Bryan Jenks 8 17.601 4  
6 5 Rich Roberts 16.883 16.885     6 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 17.908 6  
7 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 16.910 17.017     7 10J Marisa Jones 0 -.--- -  
8 11 Brian Beckner 16.947 17.008                  
9 38 Patrick Denison 17.253 17.261                    
10 40 Scott Rodgers 17.333 17.479     Heat 2 Results:        
11 7 Zachary McIntosh 17.467 17.551                    
12 1 Bryan Jenks 17.706 17.722     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 22 Bradley Harbenski 18.432 18.525     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.565 7  
14 10J Marisa Jones 20.807 21.707     2 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 8 16.985 3  
              3 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.705 3  
Feature Results:         4 10 Lexus Jarecki 8 16.907 5  
              5 5 Rich Roberts 8 16.987 2  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   6 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.847 7  
1 10 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.769 17   7 82 Misty Allen 8 16.854 7  
2 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 20 17.012 17                  
3 5 Rich Roberts 20 16.992 5                  
4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.813 3                  
5 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.838 20                
6 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.573 9                  
7 38 Patrick Denison 20 17.013 18                  
8 40 Scott Rodgers 20 17.323 8                  
9 11 Brian Beckner 20 17.421 9                  
10 7 Zachary McIntosh 20 17.404 19                  
11 10J Marisa Jones 20 17.530 11                  
12 1 Bryan Jenks 19 17.841 12                  
13 22 Bradley Harbenski 19 17.879 18                  
14 82 Misty Allen 17 16.942 6                  
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, May 22, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 J1 Jordan Lechota 16.041 16.129     1 77 Mark Carson 8 16.743 5  
2 88 Marc Childers 16.217 16.274     2 26 Jacob Pearson 8 16.523 5  
3 28 Spencer Drake 16.463 16.658     3 103 Justin Lewis 8 16.636 5  
4 103 Justin Lewis 16.502 16.570     4 88 Marc Childers 8 16.420 5  
5 26 Jacob Pearson 16.508 16.604     5 30 Ian Schafer 8 17.105 7  
6 77 Mark Carson 16.544 16.667     6 44 Dale Wagner 8 17.135 4  
7 33 Matt Childers 16.817 16.917     7 33 Matt Childers 8 16.892 3  
8 30 Ian Schafer 17.112 17.148     8 28 Spencer Drake 8 16.528 5  
9 14 Samantha Olsen 17.827 17.847       9 14 Samantha Olsen 1 18.199 1  
10 44 Dale Wagner -.--- -.---     10 J1 Jordan Lechota 1 17.675 1  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 88 Marc Childers 20 16.431 16                  
2 28 Spencer Drake 20 16.493 16                  
3 103 Justin Lewis 20 16.704 13                  
4 77 Mark Carson 20 16.500 15                  
5 30 Ian Schafer 20 17.097 5                  
6 44 Dale Wagner 20 17.145 15                  
7 14 Samantha Olsen 18 19.100 10                  
8 26 Jacob Pearson 10 16.512 3                  
9 33 Matt Childers 7 17.150 3                  


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