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Beckner Jr. Takes Pony Win

By Michelle Sprague
On Friday, June 3rd, Darren Wright looked to be the man to beat, in spite of the fact that Todd Metz Sr. set a new qualifying record (16.020) for the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks at the Spartan Speedway. Brian Beckner was shown as the early leader, but Wright took the lead from Beckner on lap five, and led until lap 15, when he slid up the track a bit going into turn two, opening the door for Metz Sr. to take over the top spot. Metz’s reign was short lived though, as Wayne Beckner Jr. dove under Todd Metz Jr. (heat winner) and into second, then took the lead from Metz Sr. on lap 17. Beckner Jr. went on to win the 20-lap A feature, while Metz Jr., Metz Sr., Kyle Crump and Wright rounded out the top five.
Abby Looman (heat winner) flexed her muscle and led the first five laps of the B feature, while Patrick Denison began his march up through the field. Denison took the lead on lap six, as Bryan Jenks went to work on Looman for second, then RJ Miller challenged Looman and nailed down the third position. Denison went on to take the win over Jenks, Miller, Looman and Roberts. Lex Jarecki also won his heat for the division.
Steve Prucnell led the 20-lap Lipari Foods Spartan Stocks A feature to the halfway point. He had opened up a pretty good lead as a battle raged behind him. Dane Long, Damon Place and Ron Heeney made their way up through the field, and Long took the lead from Prucnell, on the restart, after a lap 10 caution. Damon Place jumped to the high side of Long on lap 11 and took the lead, as Heeney tacked himself on to Place’s rear bumper. Heeney slowed dramatically on lap 16, while Misty Allen, Prucnell and Chuck Ammerman battled for fourth. Heeney got back up to speed but brought out the caution. Heeney slowed again after the restart and wasn’t able to continue his bid for the win. Place took the checkered flag followed by Long, Ammerman, Allen and Prucnell. Heeney had won the Australian Pursuit earlier in the evening.
Al Williams was shown as the early leader for the Spartan Stock B feature, and at the halfway point, Williams slowed, allowing Tyler Hawkins to take over the lead. Matt Childers (heat race winner) dove under Hawkins on lap 13 and never looked back. After 20 laps, Childers scored the feature win over Hawkins, Williams, Marc Childers and Shawn McCall.
Tim Ryan found his way back to the Winner’s Circle in the Sawyers Superstore Super Late Model division. 15-year old, Dominique VanWieringen, led the first 12 laps, as Ryan worked his way to the front. Dave Stehwouer was able to reel in VanWieringen by lap eight, but Ryan was able to get around Stehouwer and set his sights on the leader. On lap 13, Ryan dove under VanWieringen for the lead, bringing Stehouwer and Chris Hettinger with him. Hettinger had his hands full with a lap 16 challenge for third from Jimmy Gallagher. Gallagher took the spot away, while Stehouwer tried to find a way around Ryan. Stehouwer ran out of laps, with Ryan taking home the win. Stehouwer, Gallagher, Hettinger and Bob Bauer rounded out the top five. Hometown driver, Scott Sigman, took the heat win for the division.
Ron Parish and Chris Hettinger had a battle royale going for the lead in the early laps of the Modified division 35-lap feature. Parish narrowly led the first ten laps, running side-by-side with Hettinger. Hettinger gained the advantage on lap eleven when lapped traffic came into play. A spin back in the pack set up a restart with Hettinger on the high side, Parish on low side. The duo ran door handle to door handle as Larry Wallace stuck a nose under Parish. Parish moved up the track a bit and into Hettinger and both cars spun. Both were sent to the rear, with Wallace being shown as the leader on the restart. Leroy Ellis was breathing down Wallace’s neck on the restart, and took the lead on lap 14, while Jon McNett, Bill Butler and Dan Loughan duked it out for third. Loughan and Butler got together on lap 20, opening the door for Jacob Mann and Hettinger to jump into the mix. Megan Carpenter sat just outside the top five and she and Mann jockeyed for sixth, as Ron Parish had worked his way back up into contention. Parish drove under Carpenter, bringing Loughan with him, but at the stripe, it was Ellis, Wallace, McNett, Butler and Hettinger. Jim Kennedy and Wallace both scored heat wins.


Statistics
                             
Sawyers Chevrolet Late Model Series
                             
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 25. Jimmy Gallagher 13.321 13.422     1 88 Scott Sigman 8 13.653 3  
2 14. Tim Ryan 13.347 13.432     2 2. Bob Bauer 8 13.693 3  
3 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 13.407 13.423     3 95 Dominique VanWieringen 8 13.690 3  
4 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.421 13.460     4 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 8 13.737 8  
5 39 David Watson 13.555 13.626     5 33 Dave Stehouwer 8 13.540 8  
6 2. Bob Bauer 13.575 13.740     6 14. Tim Ryan 8 13.596 8  
7 88 Scott Sigman 13.594 13.601     7 39 David Watson 8 13.678 5  
8 95 Dominique VanWieringen 13.598 13.618     8 25. Jimmy Gallagher 8 13.631 5  
9 T2 Doc Dutton -.--- -.---                    
10 15 Paul Jakubik -.--- -.---                  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 14. Tim Ryan 40 13.501 7                  
2 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.498 6                  
3 25. Jimmy Gallagher 40 13.584 18                  
4 71 Chris Hettinger- LM 40 13.607 10                  
5 2. Bob Bauer 40 13.661 38                  
6 88 Scott Sigman 40 13.729 31                  
7 95 Dominique VanWieringen 40 13.562 21                  
8 39 David Watson 40 13.645 21                  
9 15 Paul Jakubik 11 14.480 2                  
                             
                             
Modified Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 M1 Bill Butler 13.391 13.535     1 45 Jim Kennedy 8 14.046 5  
2 47P Tom Hernley Jr 13.519 13.542     2 89 Tony Pastorino 8 14.036 5  
3 49 John Mamula 13.540 13.578     3 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.991 7  
4 7 Jon McNett- Mod 13.586 13.647     4 8. Megan Carpenter 8 13.982 2  
5 55. Larry Wallace 13.590 13.611     5 14 Jacob Mann 8 14.010 8  
6 50 Leroy Ellis 13.599 13.638     6 81 Bill Heeney 8 13.938 2  
7 31 Ron Parish 13.655 13.736     7 07 Matt Vannier 8 14.747 8  
8 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.660 13.665     8 88. Richard LaPratt 6 14.089 2  
9 72 Dan Loughan 13.669 13.731                    
10 14 Jacob Mann 13.726 13.731     Heat 2 Results:        
11 89 Tony Pastorino 13.777 13.796                    
12 88. Richard LaPratt 13.798 13.826     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 81 Bill Heeney 13.799 13.940     1 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.576 2  
14 8. Megan Carpenter 13.938 13.946     2 49 John Mamula 8 13.642 4  
15 45 Jim Kennedy 13.940 14.094     3 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 13.646 8  
16 07 Matt Vannier 14.778 14.795     4 31 Ron Parish 8 13.720 2  
17 M74 Nate Moon -.--- -.---     5 7 Jon McNett- Mod 8 13.818 4  
              6 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.767 6  
              7 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.690 4  
              8 47P Tom Hernley Jr 8 13.523 3  
                             
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.504 23                  
2 55. Larry Wallace 35 13.594 22                  
3 7 Jon McNett- Mod 35 13.786 22                  
4 M1 Bill Butler 35 13.781 26                  
5 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 35 13.711 19                  
6 72 Dan Loughan 35 13.816 31                  
7 31 Ron Parish 35 13.804 2                  
8 8. Megan Carpenter 35 13.939 19                  
9 14 Jacob Mann 35 13.804 6                  
10 81 Bill Heeney 35 13.963 4                  
11 89 Tony Pastorino 35 13.976 13                  
12 07 Matt Vannier 33 14.702 24                  
13 88. Richard LaPratt 15 14.132 6                  
14 45 Jim Kennedy 13 14.115 5                  
15 49 John Mamula 11 13.802 5                  
16 47P Tom Hernley Jr 11 13.767 5                  
                             
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 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.020 16.098     1 43 Abby Looman 8 17.805 7  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.170 16.194     2 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.584 3  
3 7. Kyle Crump 16.233 16.238     3 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.851 8  
4 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.240 16.249     4 22. Bradley Harbenski 8 17.212 5  
5 23 Darren Wright 16.365 16.437     5 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 18.388 1  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 16.391 16.488     6 15 Jerry King 6 18.225 1  
7 22. Aaron Taylor 16.417 16.499     7 12 Brittany Toth 3 18.859 3  
8 16 Scott Sparagowski 16.761 16.839     8 6 Brad Robison 1 18.670 1  
9 11 Brian Beckner 16.870 16.877                    
10 21 Lexus Jarecki 17.035 17.165     Heat 2 Results:        
11 5. Mike Westphal 17.132 17.133                    
12 9 Bryan Jenks 17.138 17.185     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 30 RJ Miller 17.148 17.203     1 21 Lexus Jarecki 8 16.804 3  
14 20 Patrick Denison 17.205 17.236     2 11 Brian Beckner 8 16.785 8  
15 288 Branden Moody 17.311 17.532     3 30 RJ Miller 8 17.081 6  
16 45 Christopher Taylor 17.362 17.509     4 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.138 7  
17 43 Abby Looman 17.480 17.575     5 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 16.917 8  
18 5 Rich Roberts 17.686 18.044     6 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.196 5  
19 22. Bradley Harbenski 18.466 18.641     7 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.129 6  
20 6 Brad Robison 18.628 18.708                  
21 15 Jerry King 20.345 20.843                    
22 12 Brittany Toth -.--- -.---     Heat 3 Results :        
23 T17 Trina Wurmnest -.--- -.---                    
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
            1 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.216 8  
            2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.419 8  
            3 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.537 8  
            4 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.670 6  
            5 7. Kyle Crump 8 16.643 3  
            6 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.687 1  
            7 23 Darren Wright 8 16.621 6  
                         
                             
                             
                             
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.486 18     1 20 Patrick Denison 20 17.134 12  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.431 19     2 9 Bryan Jenks 20 17.031 13  
3 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.527 13     3 30 RJ Miller 20 17.322 10  
4 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.444 16     4 43 Abby Looman 20 17.448 4  
5 23 Darren Wright 20 16.662 10     5 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.346 19  
6 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.669 11     6 T17 Trina Wurmnest 20 18.053 4  
7 11 Brian Beckner 20 16.800 11     7 45 Christopher Taylor 10 17.676 6  
8 21 Lexus Jarecki 20 16.587 5     8 12 Brittany Toth 8 18.239 4  
9 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.761 16                  
10 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 16.628 16                  
11 22. Bradley Harbenski 19 17.089 9                  
12 5. Mike Westphal 19 17.486 4                  
                             
Lipari Foods Spartan Stock Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 14.097 14.101     1 33 Matt Childers 8 15.262 8  
2 24 Damon Place 14.122 14.149     2 88 Marc Childers 8 15.788 6  
3 7L Dane Long 14.279 14.311     3 87 Tyler Hawkins 8 15.830 8  
4 61 Charles Ammerman 14.450 14.564     4 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.249 7  
5 47 Misty Allen 14.504 14.514     5 91 Shawn McCall 8 15.530 8  
6 07 Jordan Harvey 14.631 14.681     6 69 Al Williams 8 16.138 8  
7 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.682 14.697     7 40 Scott Rodgers 8 16.993 6  
8 42 Steven Prucnell 14.699 14.710     8 78 Tami Hawkins 8 16.390 7  
9 x25 Tim Lahar 14.708 14.725       9 2B James Sawade 8 17.089 6  
10 91 Shawn McCall 15.295 15.361     10 19 Jenn Wilt 8 17.652 1  
11 33 Matt Childers 15.623 15.645       11 27 Jason Luce 7 15.923 7  
12 87 Tyler Hawkins 15.643 15.659     12 30 Tanya Heinig 3 18.340 3  
13 27 Jason Luce 15.701 15.712                  
14 88 Marc Childers 15.892 16.058     Australian Pursuit:        
15 69 Al Williams 16.098 16.544                  
16 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.168 16.407     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
17 2B James Sawade 16.259 16.305     1 70 Ron Heeney 7      
18 40 Scott Rodgers 16.961 16.991     2 42 Steven Prucnell 7      
19 78 Tami Hawkins 17.053 17.139     3 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 5      
20 30 Tanya Heinig 18.444 18.569     4 07 Jordan Harvey 5      
21 19 Jenn Wilt 18.563 18.608       5 47 Misty Allen 5      
              6 7L Dane Long 3      
                7 61 Charles Ammerman 3      
            8 24 Damon Place 2      
                9 x25 Tim Lahar 2      
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 24 Damon Place 20 14.215 18     1 33 Matt Childers 20 15.337 7  
2 7L Dane Long 20 14.373 18     2 87 Tyler Hawkins 20 15.595 18  
3 61 Charles Ammerman 20 14.472 18     3 69 Al Williams 20 15.669 13  
4 47 Misty Allen 20 14.585 15     4 88 Marc Childers 20 15.929 12  
5 42 Steven Prucnell 20 14.703 2     5 91 Shawn McCall 20 15.526 20  
6 07 Jordan Harvey 20 14.812 16     6 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 15.862 13  
7 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 20 14.819 16     7 40 Scott Rodgers 19 16.878 4  
8 70 Ron Heeney 18 14.143 12     8 19 Jenn Wilt 18 17.329 1  
9 x25 Tim Lahar 10 15.023 9     9 30 Tanya Heinig 18 17.754 2  
                10 2B James Sawade 14 17.028 13