A Win for “The Gentleman”


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Muskegon’s Dave Stehouwer, “The Gentleman”, found his way to the Corrigan Oil Winner’s Circle at the Spartan Speedway on Friday, June 26th. Fifteen Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Models timed in on “Mid-Season Championship Night” with Jon McNett setting fast time. By virtue of a nine car invert, McNett was buried mid-pack. Stehouwer took the lead as the green flag dropped, with Chris Hettinger and Logan Beckwith running second and third. As Stehouwer pulled away from the field, Hettinger slowed on the track moving Beckwith up into second. Sensiba took the low side of Beckwith and the duo ran side by side for a number of laps with Sensiba getting the advantage on lap 11. Sensiba had to reel in Stehouwer and tacked onto his bumper by lap 15, while Andy Bozell got around Beckwith for third. A. Bozell, Beckwith, Doug Finley, McNett and Phil Bozell all ran in a pack until A. Bozell broke away and zeroed in on the top two cars. Caution waved on lap 22 and on the restart, it was Sensiba, A. Bozell and McNett and P. Bozell. Sensiba took looks both high and low for a way around Stehouwer for the lead, but Stehouwer was able to shut the door each time. Sensiba made turns two and four work for him but ran out of laps and at the stripe, it was Stehouwer, Sensiba, A. Bozell, McNett, and P. Bozell. This was Stehouwer’s first feature win in 2009. Sonny Coito and Stehouwer took heat wins for the evening.

    The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division was 21 cars strong and it didn’t take long until mayhem erupted. On the start, Earl Miles and Ron Parish brought the field down to take the green. Coming down for the completion of lap one, Parish was high going through turn four on the outside of Miles when the pair got together with Parish coming to rest at the wall in turn four. Six cars behind the leaders tried to take evasive action and got involved, with Parish retiring to the pit and Miles relinquishing his front row spot by making a trip to the pit before the complete restart. On the restart, the front row was Perry Davenport and Bill Butler followed by Leroy Ellis and Chris Ozanich. Caution waved again for Butler with a flat. On the restart, it was Davenport and Ozanich one and two, and on lap four, Ozanich dove under Davenport for the lead but Davenport was spun coming out of turn four and Ozanich had to do it all again on the restart. Rob Newman, John Mamula, and Sonny Coito (doing double-duty) made up the top five behind Davenport and Ozanich. By lap eight, it was Davenport on the high side of Ozanich as the pair ran side by side, with Ozanich taking the lead by a nose on lap 11. Caution waved again on lap 12 and on the restart, Ozanich opened up some daylight between Davenport and himself, while Newman, Mamula, and Coito ran nose to tail. At the stripe, it was Lansing’s Ozanich with the win over Davenport, Newman, Mamula, and Coito. Jim Heeney, Bubba Brooks, and Parish won their heats for the division.

    Matt Kirchen used a slower car to his advantage when the green flag dropped on the Performance Automotive NW Sportsman division 25-lap feature. Kirchen jumped out to the early lead with Jimmy Scavarda wasting no time in making his way to the front. Kirchen was able to maintain his lead as Scavarda jumped to the outside of Bubber Patrick, in second, going into turn four on lap two. Scavarda was dirt-tracking through the turn, tried to regain control of the car and slammed the front stretch wall ending his evening, while Long ducked under Koone for fourth. On the restart, it was Koone to the outside of Long and into third behind Kirchen and Patrick. Patrick took the low line, while Koone ran the high line, trying to find a way around Patrick. Long got around Koone again on lap seven, then went to work on Patrick for second. On lap 10, Kirchen was forced high on the backstretch with Patrick down low as Long shot into the lead up the middle. Patrick was able to hold off Koone for second but Koone ducked to the inside taking the spot away. At the line, it was Long, Koone, Patrick, Damon Place and Kirchen. Scavarda took the heat win.

    The Spartan Speedway Pure Stocks saw Chad Lamson of Flint dominate, taking both the heat and 20-lap feature win, with Jordan Lechota, Mark Carson, Jake Pearson, and Tyler Hawkins rounding out the top five.

    The exciting Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division didn’t dissappoint as the ponies were running four- and five-wide after the green flag waved. Brad Harbenski took the early lead with Patrick Denison taking the spot away from the outside on lap three. Misty Allen moved into second behind Denison on lap four, as Wane Beckner Jr. began his march to the front. Beckner made the pass on Allen on lap six, while George Wyers, Jeremy LaFontaine and Todd Metz Jr. shook things up a bit making a LaFontaine sandwich on lap eight. Metz took the spot fourth spot on lap 10 then tried to reel in Allen for third. With Denison and Beckner running one and two, Beckner looked to the inside and took the spot away on lap 16. Metz whittled away at Allen’s lead over him with Metz catching Allen on lap 18, but Allen was able to hold him off, as Edson Rowley III jumped into the mix. After 20-laps, it was Beckner Jr., Denison, Allen, Metz Jr. and Rowley. Darren Wright and Beckner took heat wins for the division.

    Friday, July 10th, the Spartan Speedway will feature the Super Pro 75 sponsored by Lipari Foods, along with Mods, Sportsmans, Pures and Pony Stocks. July 17th features the ShortTrackTrucks.com Series and it is Topless Night. General admission for a convertible is half-price with a parade lap at intermission. Other featured divisions are the Mods, Pure, and Pony Stocks. Sunday, July 19th is the Late Model 75 along with the third Sunday Slugfest for Sportsmans, Pure Stocks and Ponies, with Double Figure 8’s for Pure and Pony Stocks. Special pricing will apply for this Sunday special. For more info, check out the website at www.spartanspeedway.com. As always, we’ll see you at the races!

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model Series
Friday, June 26, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 7 Jon McNett 13.356 13.446     1 94.. Sonny Coito 8 13.768 7  
2 29 Doug Finley 13.402 13.424     2 25 Chris Hettinger 8 13.742 6  
3 83 Andy Bozell 13.450 13.489     3 94 Evan Barrett 8 13.809 7  
4 46. Dave Sensiba 13.465 13.495     4 25. Jim Gallagher 8 13.694 7  
5 42 Chad Finley 13.508 13.529     5 94. Ryan Inman 8 13.824 7  
6 3 Logan Beckwith 13.526 13.563     6 2. Bob Bauer 8 13.899 8  
7 8 Phil Bozell 13.544 13.573     7 18. Dean Gassert 8 13.966 5  
8 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.601 13.646                  
9 25 Chris Hettinger 13.605 13.639                    
10 25. Jim Gallagher 13.643 13.670     Heat 2 Results:        
11 2. Bob Bauer 13.702 13.738                    
12 94 Evan Barrett 13.767 13.777     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 94.. Sonny Coito 13.920 13.979     1 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.540 4  
14 94. Ryan Inman 13.961 13.977     2 8 Phil Bozell 8 13.470 4  
15 18. Dean Gassert 14.313 14.499     3 83 Andy Bozell 8 13.494 5  
              4 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.651 4  
Feature Results:         5 7 Jon McNett 8 13.545 4  
              6 46. Dave Sensiba 8 13.576 4  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   7 29 Doug Finley 8 13.467 6  
1 33 Dave Stehouwer         8 42 Chad Finley 7 13.679 7  
2 46. Dave Sensiba                        
3 83 Andy Bozell                        
4 7 Jon McNett                        
5 8 Phil Bozell                      
6 42 Chad Finley                        
7 25. Jim Gallagher                        
8 3 Logan Beckwith                        
9 94 Evan Barrett                        
10 94.. Sonny Coito                        
11 2. Bob Bauer                        
12 94. Ryan Inman                        
13 18. Dean Gassert                        
14 29 Doug Finley                        
15 25 Chris Hettinger                        
                             
                             
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified Series
Friday, June 26, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 0z Chris Ozanich 13.710 13.785     1 17H Jim Heeney 8 14.130 6  
2 50 Leroy Ellis 13.724 13.747     2 17 Mark Carl 8 14.396 4  
3 81 Tom Hernley 13.748 13.850     3 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.531 7  
4 96 Justin Kazmar 13.822 13.832     4 36 Tom Williams 8 14.421 6  
5 6. Perry Davenport 13.860 13.901     5 8. Megan Carpenter 8 14.398 7  
6 M1 Bill Butler 13.889 13.938     6 55 Larry Wallace 8 13.760 7  
7 31 Ron Parish 13.908 13.915                  
8 73. Earl Miles 13.946 13.984                  
9 49 John Mamula 13.954 13.964                    
10 98 Rob Newman 13.979 13.993     Heat 2 Results:        
11 13 Ken Buchner 13.979 14.021                    
12 8 Sonny Coito 13.998 14.112     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 80 Michael Brooks 14.035 14.107     1 80 Michael Brooks 8 14.048 6  
14 47 Tracey Hernley 14.078 14.145     2 49 John Mamula 8 13.932 6  
15 55 Larry Wallace 14.096 14.145     3 13 Ken Buchner 8 14.021 7  
16 17 Mark Carl 14.102 14.213     4 73. Earl Miles 8 14.039 2  
17 17H Jim Heeney 14.155 14.225     5 98 Rob Newman 8 13.884 7  
18 36 Tom Williams 14.211 14.281     6 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.220 8  
19 M74 Nathan Moon 14.244 14.277     7 8 Sonny Coito 8 14.129 5  
20 45 Jim Kennedy 14.377 15.493                  
21 8. Megan Carpenter 14.380 14.386                    
              Heat 3 Results :        
Feature Results:                        
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap 1 31 Ron Parish 8 13.816 2  
1 0z Chris Ozanich       2 96 Justin Kazmar 8 13.778 8  
2 6. Perry Davenport       3 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.835 3  
3 98 Rob Newman       4 6. Perry Davenport 8 13.881 7  
4 49 John Mamula       5 0z Chris Ozanich 8 13.848 4  
5 8 Sonny Coito       6 50 Leroy Ellis 7 13.876 4  
6 13 Ken Buchner                    
7 80 Michael Brooks                    
8 96 Justin Kazmar                        
9 47 Tracey Hernley                        
10 73. Earl Miles                        
11 45 Jim Kennedy                        
12 8. Megan Carpenter                        
13 17H Jim Heeney                        
14 81 Tom Hernley                      
15 50 Leroy Ellis                        
16 M1 Bill Butler                        
17 36 Tom Williams                        
18 17 Mark Carl                        
19 M74 Nathan Moon                        
20 55 Larry Wallace                        
21 31 Ron Parish                        
                             
Performance Automotive Northwest  Sportsman Series
Friday, June 26, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 7L Dane Long 14.446 14.448     1 72 James Scavarda 8 14.462 5  
2 72 James Scavarda 14.478 14.543     2 7L Dane Long 8 14.466 8  
3 01 Jack Koone Jr. 14.617 14.627     3 18 Bubber Patrick 8 14.760 5  
4 18 Bubber Patrick 14.730 14.741     4 01 Jack Koone Jr. 8 14.704 6  
5 24. Damon Place 14.809 14.811     5 47 Matt Kirchen 8 14.841 3  
6 47 Matt Kirchen 14.906 14.925     6 13 Daniel Baschal 8 15.671 1  
7 13 Daniel Baschal 15.484 15.570     7 24. Damon Place 4 15.423 3  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 7L Dane Long                        
2 01 Jack Koone Jr.                        
3 18 Bubber Patrick                        
4 24. Damon Place                        
5 47 Matt Kirchen                        
6 13 Daniel Baschal                        
7 72 James Scavarda                        
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
Friday, June 26, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 10. Lexus Jarecki 16.398 16.460     1 23. Darren Wright 8 17.286 4  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.426 16.449     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.162 6  
3 11 Brian Beckner 16.492 16.499     3 7 Zachary McIntosh 8 17.697 7  
4 55 Edson Rowley III 16.527 16.557     4 31 George Wyers 8 17.318 7  
5 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.527 16.557     5 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 17.775 4  
6 82 Misty Allen 16.693 16.727     6 63 Joe Bates 8 17.736 8  
7 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 16.770 16.832     7 10J Marisa Jones 8 17.699 2  
8 38 Patrick Denison 16.960 17.087                  
9 31 George Wyers 17.030 17.107                    
10 10J Marisa Jones 17.034 17.046     Heat 2 Results:        
11 23. Darren Wright 17.069 17.082                    
12 5 Rich Roberts 17.079 17.134     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 63 Joe Bates 17.347 17.409     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.531 6  
14 7 Zachary McIntosh 17.500 17.528     2 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.845 6  
15 22 Bradley Harbenski 17.892 17.912     3 11 Brian Beckner 8 16.817 7  
              4 82 Misty Allen 8 16.755 7  
Feature Results:         5 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.876 8  
              6 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.559 8  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   7 23 Jeremy LaFontaine 8 17.018 8  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr         8 10. Lexus Jarecki 8 16.994 1  
2 38 Patrick Denison                        
3 82 Misty Allen                        
4 79 Todd Metz Jr.                        
5 55 Edson Rowley III                      
6 10. Lexus Jarecki                        
7 23 Jeremy LaFontaine                        
8 11 Brian Beckner                        
9 31 George Wyers                        
10 5 Rich Roberts                        
11 63 Joe Bates                        
12 22 Bradley Harbenski                        
13 23. Darren Wright                        
14 10J Marisa Jones                        
15 7 Zachary McIntosh                        
                             
Pure Stock Series
Friday, June 26, 2009
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 J1 Jordan Lechota 16.089 16.134     1 888 Chad Lamson 8 16.091 4  
2 888 Chad Lamson 16.251 16.261     2 J1 Jordan Lechota 8 16.034 5  
3 30 Ian Schafer 16.535 16.611     3 26 Jacob Pearson 8 16.527 6  
4 77 Mark Carson 16.653 16.818     4 30 Ian Schafer 8 16.748 7  
5 26 Jacob Pearson 16.717 16.787     5 77 Mark Carson 8 16.666 5  
6 96 Joe Sharp 16.849 17.135     6 14 Samantha Olsen 8 17.319 3  
7 87 Tyler Hawkins 17.532 17.713     7 87 Tyler Hawkins 8 17.507 8  
8 14 Samantha Olsen 18.669 18.871     8 96 Joe Sharp 1 17.421 1  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 888 Chad Lamson                        
2 J1 Jordan Lechota                        
3 77 Mark Carson                        
4 26 Jacob Pearson                        
5 87 Tyler Hawkins                        
6 14 Samantha Olsen                        
7 30 Ian Schafer                        


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