Spartan Sunday Slugfest and Supers


By: Spartan correspondent, Michelle Sprague

    Chris Hettinger, of Dryden, took the 75 lap Andrews Chevrolet Super Late Model win over Jimmy Gallagher on Sunday, August 8th at the Spartan Speedway. Hettinger took the lead on lap five, after the first and second place cars tangled on the front stretch. Both were sent to the rear and had to work their way back up through the field. Hettinger and Jon McNett brought the field down for the restart and ran side by side for a number of laps until Hettinger was able to take the lead for good. Cautions plagued the field of cars and Hettinger was able to capitalize on every restart. Logan Beckwith came within striking distance on lap 32 but spun, relinquishing second place to Gallagher. Hettinger was able to put some distance between himself and Gallagher, while Stehouwer had his hands full fending off Doug Finley. After 75 laps, it was Hettinger with his first win in a late model (Hettinger runs the Wingless Sprint series at Spartan on alternating Friday nights). Gallagher, Stehouwer, Finley and McNett rounded out the top five.

   Flintís Chad Lamson took both the Pure Stock and the Pure Stock Figure 8 win for the evening. Lamson made his run to the front, when the green flag dropped for the Pure Stock feature, wasting no time from the rear of the field. Lamson sat fourth by lap two and took the lead on lap five. Lamson opened up a huge lead over the field, leaving Andrew Burton to run solo in second. Tony Williams and Charles Davis battled for third, while Ken Dollarhite got around Ricky Dinius for fifth. Mark Carson got around Dollarhite to take away the fifth position with four laps to go. At the stripe, it was Lamson, Burton, Williams, Davis and Carson. Burton and Dollarhite each took heat wins. Lamson also took the 15-lap Figure 8 feature win finishing ahead of Burton, Williams, John Hitsman and Ricky Dinius.

   George Garza found his way back to the Corrigan Oil Winnerís Circle, after a dry spell. Garza took the B-feature win for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division. Garza took the lead, when Brad Harbenski was issued a speeding ticket and got around both Scott Rumsey and Ken Dollarhite on the lap three restart. Garza never looked back, as the remainder of the 20-lap race ran caution-free. Scott Spahr, Dollarhite, Mike Westphal, and, rookie, R.J. Miller came home in the top five. Todd Metz Jr. took the A-feature win, overcoming mechanical problems from earlier in the evening. Darell Taylor took the early lead as Edson Rowley III, Metz Jr. and Wayne Beckner Jr. nipped at his heels. Metz got around Rowley for second and went to work on the veteran, Taylor. Metz took the lead on lap seven while Patrick Denison jumped into the thick of things behind Metz. Beckner made his move around Denison for second on lap nine, then reeled in Metz, challenged for the lead from the high side, but couldnít make it stick. At the checkered, it was Metz Jr., Beckner, Denison, Rowley and Taylor. Joe Bates and Darrell Taylor won their heats. Rich Roberts scored the Pony Stock Figure 8 win when Figure 8 specialist, Edson Rowley, and George Garza were involved in crash that brought out the red flag. Joe Bates was leading at the time of the crash, and with six laps to go, sat dead in the water just off of turn one of the Figure 8 course, handing the lead and the win over to Roberts. Dollarhite, Denison, Todd Metz Sr. and Mike Westphal came home second through fifth, respectively.

Statistics
                             
Andrews Chevrolet Late Model Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 25. Jim Gallagher 13.492 13.663     1 71 Chris Hettinger 75 13.611 38  
2 94. Sonny Coito 13.558 13.635     2 25. Jim Gallagher 75 13.687 42  
3 3 Logan Beckwith 13.566 13.712     3 33 Dave Stehouwer 75 13.651 38  
4 14. Tim Ryan 13.584 13.597     4 29 Doug Finley 75 13.667 43  
5 7 Jon McNett 13.586 13.627     5 7 Jon McNett 75 13.749 12  
6 94 Evan Barrett 13.607 13.675     6 94. Sonny Coito 75 13.719 40  
7 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.634 13.645     7 3 Logan Beckwith 75 13.628 32  
8 71 Chris Hettinger 13.638 13.669     8 94 Evan Barrett 75 13.834 27  
9 84 Joe Hodgeson 13.658 13.709       9 84 Joe Hodgeson 75 13.790 4  
10 29 Doug Finley 13.711 13.717     10 14. Tim Ryan 34 13.793 10  
11 2. Bob Bauer 13.863 13.904       11 2. Bob Bauer 27 13.707 15  
12 T2 Doc Dutton 13.946 13.981     12 T2 Doc Dutton 22 13.950 18  
13 E92 Andrew Clark 14.052 14.173     13 E92 Andrew Clark 16 14.372 9  
                             
The BOSS Pony Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.260 16.303     1 63 Joe Bates 8 17.413 8  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.401 16.468     2 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.565 5  
3 22. Aaron Taylor 16.458 16.500     3 14 George Garza 8 17.471 8  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.583 16.607     4 155 Scott Spahr 8 17.523 5  
5 19 Tyler Heeney 16.737 16.782     5 30 RJ Miller 8 17.731 4  
6 55 Edson Rowley III 16.737 16.744     6 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 17.734 5  
7 38 Patrick Denison 16.763 16.792     7 82. Scott Rumsey 8 18.144 1  
8 5 Rich Roberts 16.877 16.878     8 22 Bradley Harbenski 8 18.289 8  
9 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.060 17.065       9 12 Brittany Toth 8 19.086 4  
10 38. Darrell Taylor 17.105 17.161                  
11 23 Darren Wright 17.139 17.300       Heat 2 Results:        
12 288 Brandon Moody 17.194 17.278                  
13 63 Joe Bates 17.218 17.752     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
14 14 George Garza 17.223 17.308     1 38. Darrell Taylor 8 16.913 8  
15 5. Mike Westphal 17.447 17.490     2 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.751 5  
16 155 Scott Spahr 17.534 17.902     3 5 Rich Roberts 8 16.953 3  
17 30 RJ Miller 17.738 17.782     4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.650 5  
18 8 Ken Dollarhite 17.809 17.820     5 55 Edson Rowley III 8 16.767 6  
19 10. Wayne Parkhurst II 17.871 18.162     6 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.835 6  
20 22 Bradley Harbenski 18.030 18.066     7 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 17.015 6  
21 82. Scott Rumsey 18.298 18.664       8 19 Tyler Heeney 8 17.096 8  
22 12 Brittany Toth 18.547 19.162     9 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.255 5  
23 7 Lexus Jarecki -.--- -.---       10 288 Brandon Moody 8 17.321 8  
24 22.. James Harbenski -.--- -.---   11 79 Todd Metz Jr. 6 16.691 4  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.328 9     1 14 George Garza 20 17.169 7  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.203 12     2 155 Scott Spahr 20 17.436 20  
3 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.493 16     3 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 17.822 9  
4 55 Edson Rowley III 20 16.816 16     4 5. Mike Westphal 20 17.548 2  
5 38. Darrell Taylor 20 16.816 4     5 30 RJ Miller 20 17.723 10  
6 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.512 12     6 82. Scott Rumsey 20 17.920 7  
7 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.840 11     7 22 Bradley Harbenski 19 17.216 3  
8 5 Rich Roberts 20 16.872 10     8 12 Brittany Toth 18 19.623 12  
9 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.133 13     9 63 Joe Bates 12 17.528 2  
10 288 Brandon Moody 20 17.237 14     10 0 0 0 0 0  
11 22. Aaron Taylor 14 16.478 11     11 0 0 0 0 0  
                             
Figure 8 Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver                        
1 5 Rich Roberts                        
2 8 Ken Dollarhite                        
3 38 Patrick Denison                        
4 62 Todd Metz Sr                        
5 5. Mike Westphal                        
6 22.. James Harbenski                        
7 82. Scott Rumsey                        
8 63 Joe Bates                        
9 55 Edson Rowley III                        
10 22 Bradley Harbenski                        
11 14 George Garza                        
12 38. Darrell Taylor                        
                             
Pure Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Dash Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 888 Chad Lamson 15.912 16.142     1 05 Andrew Burton 4 16.600 4  
2 77 Mark Carson 16.351 16.395     2 97 Anthony Williams 4 16.751 3  
3 05 Andrew Burton 16.424 16.498     3 888 Chad Lamson 4 16.647 3  
4 97 Anthony Williams 16.576 16.593     4 77 Mark Carson 4 16.694 3  
5 113 Charles Davis 16.693 16.706                  
6 4D Ricki Dinius II 16.699 16.737     Heat 1 Results:        
7 27 Jason Luce 16.751 16.893                  
8 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.998 17.028     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 87. Tyler Hawkins 17.192 17.242       1 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.763 7  
10 112 John Hitsman 17.593 17.602     2 4D Ricki Dinius II 8 16.574 8  
11 L57 Rich Dinius 18.090 18.539       3 113 Charles Davis 8 16.607 8  
12 44 Trent Jenson -.--- -.---     4 112 John Hitsman 8 17.534 2  
              5 L57 Rich Dinius 8 17.508 6  
              6 87. Tyler Hawkins 8 17.357 5  
              7 44 Trent Jenson 8 17.392 5  
              8 27 Jason Luce 5 17.487 2  
                             
Feature Results:           Figure 8 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver        
1 888 Chad Lamson 20 16.046 3     1 888 Chad Lamson        
2 05 Andrew Burton 20 16.423 12     2 05 Andrew Burton        
3 97 Anthony Williams 20 16.576 4     3 97 Anthony Williams        
4 113 Charles Davis 20 16.567 6     4 112 John Hitsman        
5 77 Mark Carson 20 16.422 4     5 4D Ricki Dinius II        
6 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 16.479 5     6 L57 Rich Dinius        
7 4D Ricki Dinius II 20 16.623 3     7 44 Trent Jenson        
8 112 John Hitsman 19 17.591 7     8 113 Charles Davis        
9 L57 Rich Dinius 17 17.385 5     9 8 Ken Dollarhite        
10 87. Tyler Hawkins 15 17.507 15                  
11 27 Jason Luce 7 16.623 7                  
12 44 Trent Jenson 4 17.601 3                  


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