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Fedewa, Hotter than the Weather

By Michelle Sprague
Tom Fedewa is on a hot streak in the Wingless Sprint division at the Spartan Speedway. On July 22nd, he led the 25-lap feature, wire-to-wire, making this checkered flag the fourth of the season. Steve Smith, Gary Sherman, Curt Shumaker and Taylor Ferns rounded out the top five. Fedewa and Shumaker also took heat wins for the evening.
The Modified division turned back the hands of time, all the way to May 13th, to run their 50-lap make up feature. Dan Loughan was shown as the early leader, but Travis Eddy clawed his way to the front to challenge Loughan for the lead. A lap 11 caution and resulting restart gave Eddy the edge he needed. Loughan opted for the inside lane on the restart and Eddy took advantage from the outside lane. It was all Eddy from there on out. Chris Hettinger set his sights on Loughan in second, and took the spot away on lap 22. Hettinger reeled in Eddy and made a move to the inside on lap 41 but couldn’t make it stick. At the stripe, it was Eddy, Hettinger, Leroy Ellis, Loughan, and John Mamula.
Mike Piette makes an occasional visit to the Spartan Speedway and it looked like he was going to score the regular 35-lap feature win on his first visit of the season. Travis Eddy was not making it easy for him though, especially on restarts. Piette held steady, with Leroy Ellis working his way up through the pack. After a lap 23 spin by Eddy, Ellis found himself in a position to take the lead from Piette. With Ellis on the high side, “lightning” struck and with 10 laps to go, Ellis took over the lead. At the checker, it was Ellis, Larry Wallace, Piette, Chris Hettinger and John Mamula as the top five.
The Lipari Foods Spartan Stocks saw Damon Place make another trip to the Winner’s Circle for his A feature win. Jordan Harvey was the early leader, with heat winner, Misty Allen, working her way up to second. Allen and Tom Dumbauld Jr. got together, both spun and were sent to the rear of the field. Steve Prucnell got around Harvey on the restart, but Chris Shannon drove under Prucnell for the lead. Mike Ammerman picked his way up through the pack and tacked on to Shannon’s bumper on lap nine. Shannon and Ammerman brought out the caution, handing the lead over to Damon Place on the restart. Place was able to drive away from the field and cam home the winner. Prucnell, Shannon, Ammerman and Allen capped off the top five.
the top five. Marc Childers tallied both a heat win and the B feature win for the Spartan Stocks. Scott Rodgers, Ken Dollarhite and Tim VanTrease did their best to keep Childers in their sights. Childers cruised to the win while VanTrease beat Dollarhite to the line for second. Bryan Jenks and Jenn Wilt came home fourth and fifth.
The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks were 16 strong, setting up a drag race for the A feature. Patrick Denison took the lead in a new Pony car, while Todd Metz Sr. executed a perfect 10 with his “Dukes of Hazzard” move through the infield. As things settled down, Tyler Heeney took over the top spot with Wayne Beckner Jr. right on his tail. Denison, Brian Beckner and Darren Wright often ran three-wide down the backstretch, with Wright able to slingshot himself into third. At the line, it was first-time feature winner, Heeney, Beckner Jr., Wright, Aaron Taylor and Metz Sr. Wright scored the heat win for the A division.
The B feature saw another first time winner, Jerry King. John Ward and Mike Westphal had a battle royal going on for the lead, while Abby Looman jumped into the mix. Something broke on one of the leader’s cars, sending to the top two and Looman into the frontstretch wall, just off turn four. Westphal retired to the pit, while Looman and Ward were able to continue. This altercation handed the lead over to King who was able to hold off Looman for the win. Chris Taylor, Ward and RJ Miller came home third through fifth, respectively.


Statistics
                             
                             
Modified Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 50 Leroy Ellis 13.647 13.651     1 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.705 27  
2 49 John Mamula 13.681 13.745     2 55. Larry Wallace 35 13.708 25  
3 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.704 13.736     3 18 Mike Piette 35 13.827 21  
4 47P Tom Hernley Jr 13.730 13.733     4 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 35 13.934 30  
5 78 Travis Eddy 13.739 13.777     5 49 John Mamula 35 13.957 27  
6 18 Mike Piette 13.743 13.783     6 72 Dan Loughan 35 13.954 27  
7 34 John Ledwidge 13.744 13.747     7 81 Bill Heeney 35 14.001 10  
8 31 Ron Parish 13.761 13.837     8 47P Tom Hernley Jr 35 13.906 33  
9 55. Larry Wallace 13.779 13.780       9 34 John Ledwidge 35 13.845 31  
10 M1 Bill Butler 13.790 13.799     10 8. Megan Carpenter 35 14.229 11  
11 81 Bill Heeney 13.796 13.887       11 07 Matt Vannier 35 14.343 10  
12 27. Nyle Weiler 13.826 13.850     12 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 28 14.095 22  
13 14 Kyle Drake 13.837 13.857     13 78 Travis Eddy 23 13.827 11  
14 72 Dan Loughan 13.848 13.914     14 11 Rachel Carpenter 23 14.366 19  
15 8. Megan Carpenter 14.001 14.019     15 14 Kyle Drake 22 13.865 11  
16 45 Jim Kennedy 14.080 14.086     16 45 Jim Kennedy 19 14.379 9  
17 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 14.170 14.186     17 31 Ron Parish 13 14.065 2  
18 07 Matt Vannier 14.241 14.307     18 M1 Bill Butler 5 14.558 3  
19 M74 Nate Moon 14.316 14.346                  
20 11 Rachel Carpenter 14.359 14.384                  
21 17 Dusty Carl -.--- -.---                    
22 47 Craig Curtis -.--- -.---                  
                             
Spartan Sprint Series
                             
Heat 1 Results:           Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 42G Curt Shumaker 8 12.710 7   1 T42 Tom Fedewa 25 12.560 9  
2 99 Kyle Feeney 8 12.683 7   2 71 Steve Smith 25 12.624 10  
3 37 Gary Sherman 8 12.760 7   3 37 Gary Sherman 25 12.695 14  
4 17 Jim Heeney 8 12.987 8   4 42G Curt Shumaker 25 12.710 15  
5 55 Taylor Ferns 8 12.784 8   5 55 Taylor Ferns 25 12.730 16  
6 75 John Hotchkiss 8 12.982 6   6 75 John Hotchkiss 25 12.845 5  
7 33 Steven Irwin 8 13.210 8   7 4 Tyler Underwood 25 12.846 22  
8 35k Gavin Hunyady 8 12.940 8   8 35 Chris Hettinger 25 12.914 15  
                9 0 Doug Dietsch 25 12.747 11  
Heat 2 Results:         10 99 Kyle Feeney 25 12.898 18  
                11 17 Jim Heeney 25 12.971 6  
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   12 35k Gavin Hunyady 24 12.989 6  
1 T42 Tom Fedewa 8 12.676 7   13 00 Zachery Gibson 24 13.045 5  
2 71 Steve Smith 8 12.623 6   14 33 Steven Irwin 24 13.106 8  
3 35 Chris Hettinger 8 12.808 7   15 0. Bradley Wyatt 24 13.169 9  
4 4 Tyler Underwood 8 12.742 8   16 1M Mike Moore 7 13.970 5  
5 00 Zachery Gibson 8 13.119 6                
6 0 Doug Dietsch 8 12.915 7                
7 0. Bradley Wyatt 8 13.170 7                
8 1M Mike Moore 8 13.754 6                
                             
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 16.149 16.172     1 17 John Ward 8 17.484 8  
2 23 Darren Wright 16.180 16.242     2 30 RJ Miller 8 17.447 7  
3 19 Tyler Heeney 16.256 17.467     3 15 Jerry King 8 17.568 3  
4 22. Aaron Taylor 16.268 16.368     4 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.491 4  
5 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.366 16.424     5 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.547 6  
6 38 Patrick Denison 16.636 16.723     6 43 Abby Looman 8 17.557 8  
7 1 Brian Beckner 16.719 16.787     7 9 Harold Braman 8 17.852 4  
8 17x John Conroy 16.969 17.033     8 6 Brad Robison 8 18.294 8  
9 45 Christopher Taylor 17.214 17.370                    
10 5. Mike Westphal 17.246 17.286     Heat 2 Results:        
11 43 Abby Looman 17.372 17.531                    
12 15 Jerry King 17.448 17.538     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 30 RJ Miller 17.493 17.510     1 23 Darren Wright 8 16.354 6  
14 17 John Ward 17.543 17.798     2 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.343 7  
15 9 Harold Braman 18.076 18.308     3 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.368 8  
16 6 Brad Robison 18.185 18.296     4 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.320 8  
              5 38 Patrick Denison 8 16.901 5  
              6 1 Brian Beckner 8 17.069 6  
              7 17x John Conroy 8 16.831 6  
              8 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 5 16.671 5  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.366 8     1 15 Jerry King 20 17.597 18  
2 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.331 8     2 43 Abby Looman 20 17.503 19  
3 23 Darren Wright 20 16.197 11     3 45 Christopher Taylor 20 17.698 14  
4 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.355 15     4 17 John Ward 20 17.434 13  
5 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.252 15     5 30 RJ Miller 20 17.633 19  
6 38 Patrick Denison 20 16.886 13     6 6 Brad Robison 20 18.294 5  
7 1 Brian Beckner 20 16.959 11     7 5. Mike Westphal 16 17.259 15  
8 17x John Conroy 20 16.852 18     8 9 Harold Braman 16 17.697 12  
                             
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 32 Chris Shannon 14.173 14.258     1 88 Marc Childers 8 15.471 5  
2 24 Damon Place 14.205 14.225     2 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.210 8  
3 47 Misty Allen 14.370 14.412     3 40 Scott Rodgers 8 15.695 8  
4 42 Steven Prucnell 14.568 14.594     4 51 Tim Vantrease 8 16.282 7  
5 07 Jordan Harvey 14.773 14.828     5 9 Bryan Jenks 8 16.433 7  
6 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.777 14.841     6 19 Jenn Wilt 8 16.410 8  
7 88 Marc Childers 15.294 15.822                  
8 16 Mike Ammerman 15.546 -.---     Heat 2 Results:        
9 51 Tim Vantrease 16.010 16.068                    
10 40 Scott Rodgers 16.135 16.731     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.151 16.164       1 47 Misty Allen 8 14.571 8  
12 19 Jenn Wilt 16.850 16.903     2 32 Chris Shannon 8 14.435 6  
13 9 Bryan Jenks 16.853 16.891     3 24 Damon Place 8 14.364 5  
14 33 Matt Childers -.--- -.---     4 07 Jordan Harvey 8 14.947 4  
              5 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 8 15.089 7  
              6 42 Steven Prucnell 8 14.965 6  
              7 16 Mike Ammerman 7 14.666 5  
                             
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 14.313 15     1 88 Marc Childers 20 15.487 6  
2 42 Steven Prucnell 20 14.662 12     2 51 Tim Vantrease 20 15.945 8  
3 32 Chris Shannon 20 14.302 8     3 8 Ken Dollarhite 20 16.216 5  
4 16 Mike Ammerman 20 14.202 8     4 9 Bryan Jenks 20 16.373 8  
5 47 Misty Allen 20 14.712 10     5 19 Jenn Wilt 20 16.250 11  
6 07 Jordan Harvey 20 14.952 4     6 40 Scott Rodgers 12 15.915 7  
7 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 20 14.879 8