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Beckwith Back in Winner’s Circle

By Michelle Sprague
Logan Beckwith was back in a big way, at the Spartan Speedway, on Friday, August 5th. Beckwith took the checker for his commanding win in the Sawyer’s Superstore Late Model division. He took the lead from Dave Watson on lap three and never looked back, besting Tim Ryan and Dave Stehouwer for the win. With Stehouwer and Ryan waging a battle of their own, Beckwith was able to open up a comfortable margin between himself and the duo battling for second. Dominique VanWeiringen continues to prove that she can chauffeur a late model, coming home in fourth, while Jeff Hackworth rounded out the top five. Jimmy Gallagher and Scott Sigman won their heat races.
“Lightening” struck twice with Leroy Ellis winning back-to-back features, two weeks in a row in the Modified division. Ellis was able to put some real estate between himself and Larry Wallace in second, until caution waved with 12 laps to go. Ellis was able to outrun Wallace, on the restart, on the outside of the front row. Behind Wallace, Sonny Coito had his hands full fending off Chris Hettinger and Dan Loughan, but at the stripe it was Ellis, Wallace, Coito, Hettinger and Loughan as the top five. It was Ellis’s sixth feature win of the 2011 season. Bill Heeney and Ron Parish tallied heat wins.
Abby Looman won her first-ever feature for the “B” division of the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stocks. Looman took the lead from Chris Taylor on lap six, leaving Scott Sparagowski, Mike Westphal and Taylor to duke it out for third, as Looman drove away. Patrick Denison jumped into the mix, bringing Brandon Moody with him. Neither had enough to reel in Looman as she took the checker with Moody, Denison, Sparagowski, and Taylor as the top five.
“Big Air” Yogi Bear, Todd Metz Sr., took the “A” feature win for the Pony Stock division after holding off new track record holder, Kyle Crump, at 10 laps in. Tyler Heeney made the pass on Crump and went to work on Metz Sr. but to no avail. Metz Sr. made the trip to the Winner’s Circle, followed by Heeney, Darren Wright, Crump and Wayne Beckner Jr. Beckner, Crump and Denison all scored heat wins for the division.
Ron Heeney was able to hold off Jimmy Scavarda to take the Lipari Spartan Stock A feature win. Tom Dumbauld Jr. beat Steve Prucnell to the line for third, while Misty Allen rounded out the top five. Dumbauld scored the A heat win for the evening.
Matt Childers tallied another win for the Spartan Stock B feature, with Jenn Wilt coming out surprisingly strong, having led the first four laps before receiving a speeding ticket and going down a lap. Scott Rodgers took over the lead, after the caution for Wilt, as the Childers brothers, Matt and Marc, charged to the front. Matt took the lead on lap 13 and Rodgers fell to Marc on lap 13. At the stripe, it was Matt, Marc, Rodgers, Ken Dollarhite and Bryan Jenks. Matt also took home a heat win.


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 44 Jeff Hackworth 13.292 13.369     1 25. Jimmy Gallagher 4 13.489 4  
2 25. Jimmy Gallagher 13.395 13.405     2 33 Dave Stehouwer 4 13.565 4  
3 33 Dave Stehouwer 13.397 13.418     3 44 Jeff Hackworth 4 13.512 2  
4 14. Tim Ryan 13.441 13.564     4 14. Tim Ryan 0 -.--- -  
5 2. Bob Bauer 13.446 13.513                  
6 3 Logan Beckwith 13.522 13.564     Heat 2 Results:        
7 95 Dominique VanWieringen 13.548 13.561                  
8 39 David Watson 13.602 13.608     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 88 Scott Sigman 13.615 13.642       1 88 Scott Sigman 8 14.020 3  
10 7 Arnold Kirsch 13.690 13.778     2 95 Dominique VanWieringen 8 13.949 3  
11 45 Carl Sodman -.--- -.---       3 3 Logan Beckwith 8 13.605 3  
              4 7 Arnold Kirsch 8 13.978 3  
              5 39 David Watson 8 13.839 8  
              6 2. Bob Bauer 7 13.858 5  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 3 Logan Beckwith 40 13.465 4                  
2 14. Tim Ryan 40 13.481 7                  
3 33 Dave Stehouwer 40 13.464 12                  
4 95 Dominique VanWieringen 40 13.622 10                  
5 44 Jeff Hackworth 40 13.702 36                  
6 88 Scott Sigman 40 13.733 10                  
7 25. Jimmy Gallagher 40 13.502 8                  
8 2. Bob Bauer 40 13.746 8                  
9 7 Arnold Kirsch 27 13.936 11                  
10 39 David Watson 21 13.771 13                  
11 45 Carl Sodman 5 14.058 2                  
                             
                             
Modified Series
 
Qualifying Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Best Time 2nd Best     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 50 Leroy Ellis 13.542 13.620     1 81 Bill Heeney 8 14.051 4  
2 55. Larry Wallace 13.631 13.656     2 47 Tracey Hernley 8 13.837 7  
3 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.714 13.771     3 07 Matt Vannier 8 14.216 7  
4 M1 Bill Butler 13.763 13.819     4 12 Tom Williams 8 14.517 7  
5 72 Dan Loughan 13.788 13.810     5 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 1 14.622 1  
6 8 Sonny Coito 13.830 13.852     6 M74 Nate Moon 1 14.903 1  
7 31 Ron Parish 13.850 13.856                  
8 47 Tracey Hernley 13.909 13.910     Heat 2 Results:        
9 83 Maynard Bigelow Jr 13.954 13.956                    
10 81 Bill Heeney 13.963 14.012     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 M74 Nate Moon 14.204 14.220       1 31 Ron Parish 8 13.777 3  
12 07 Matt Vannier 14.214 14.248     2 8 Sonny Coito 8 13.734 6  
13 12 Tom Williams 14.588 14.603     3 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.805 5  
              4 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.617 3  
              5 M1 Bill Butler 8 13.821 3  
              6 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.635 3  
              7 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 13.939 6  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 50 Leroy Ellis 35 13.617 5                  
2 55. Larry Wallace 35 13.662 8                  
3 8 Sonny Coito 35 13.714 3                  
4 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 35 13.805 9                  
5 72 Dan Loughan 35 13.817 3                  
6 81 Bill Heeney 35 13.900 3                  
7 47 Tracey Hernley 35 13.944 6                  
8 31 Ron Parish 35 13.962 10                  
9 07 Matt Vannier 35 14.286 18                  
10 12 Tom Williams 22 14.345 7                  
11 M1 Bill Butler 2 14.523 1                  
                             
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 7. Kyle Crump 15.928 15.939     1 7. Kyle Crump 4 16.334 3  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 15.985 16.066     2 23 Darren Wright 4 16.452 3  
3 23 Darren Wright 16.138 16.342     3 62 Todd Metz Sr 4 16.575 3  
4 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.241 16.253     4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 2 17.535 1  
5 19 Tyler Heeney 16.299 16.335                  
6 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.310 16.316     Heat 2 Results:        
7 1 Brian Beckner 16.722 16.733                  
8 7 Lexus Jarecki 16.733 16.791     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
9 22. Aaron Taylor 16.849 16.936       1 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.291 5  
10 5. Mike Westphal 16.896 16.905     2 43 Abby Looman 8 17.069 8  
11 30 RJ Miller 17.038 17.066       3 T17 Trina Wurmnest 8 17.558 8  
12 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.067 17.127     4 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.270 8  
13 5 Rich Roberts 17.172 17.214     5 15 Jerry King 8 17.521 5  
14 43 Abby Looman 17.181 17.271     6 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.649 5  
15 20 Patrick Denison 17.232 17.252     7 6 Brad Robison 8 18.365 5  
16 288 Branden Moody 17.267 17.318                  
17 9 Bryan Jenks 17.436 17.468     Heat 3 Results :        
18 45 Christopher Taylor 17.443 17.492                  
19 T17 Trina Wurmnest 17.846 17.890     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
20 15 Jerry King 18.545 18.574     1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.461 5  
21 6 Brad Robison 18.643 18.696       2 19 Tyler Heeney 8 16.313 4  
22 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 19.302 19.496     3 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.070 3  
                4 5 Rich Roberts 8 16.948 7  
            5 1 Brian Beckner 8 17.026 4  
            6 30 RJ Miller 8 17.007 5  
            7 5. Mike Westphal 8 16.927 8  
            8 22. Aaron Taylor 6 17.059 1  
            9 7 Lexus Jarecki 1 21.784 1  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.340 15     1 43 Abby Looman 20 16.950 12  
2 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.363 11     2 288 Branden Moody 20 16.834 19  
3 23 Darren Wright 20 16.352 14     3 20 Patrick Denison 20 16.977 19  
4 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.141 12     4 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 16.969 13  
5 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 20 16.600 20     5 45 Christopher Taylor 20 17.339 19  
6 22. Aaron Taylor 20 16.539 8     6 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.190 5  
7 79 Todd Metz Jr. 20 16.358 4     7 5. Mike Westphal 20 17.302 5  
8 1 Brian Beckner 13 16.718 12     8 9 Bryan Jenks 20 17.343 11  
                9 30 RJ Miller 20 17.138 5  
                10 T17 Trina Wurmnest 20 17.642 6  
                11 15 Jerry King 19 17.485 4  
                12 6 Brad Robison 19 18.469 7  
                13 57 Randy Kretzinger Jr 2 19.176 2  
                             
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 24 Damon Place 14.113 14.115     1 33 Matt Childers 8 15.242 8  
2 70 Ron Heeney 14.126 14.129     2 40 Scott Rodgers 8 15.677 7  
3 72 James Scavarda 14.225 14.277     3 88 Marc Childers 8 16.010 7  
4 47 Misty Allen 14.479 14.540     4 19 Jenn Wilt 8 16.227 6  
5 42 Steven Prucnell 14.672 14.798     5 9 Bryan Jenks 8 16.452 5  
6 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 14.692 14.766     6 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.381 4  
7 33 Matt Childers 15.349 15.450                  
8 88 Marc Childers 15.443 15.446     Heat 2 Results:        
9 40 Scott Rodgers 15.621 15.712                    
10 9 Bryan Jenks 16.161 16.169     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
11 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.194 16.238       1 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 8 14.721 3  
12 19 Jenn Wilt 16.763 16.800     2 47 Misty Allen 8 14.632 5  
              3 42 Steven Prucnell 8 14.711 1  
              4 24 Damon Place 8 14.028 2  
              5 72 James Scavarda 3 14.709 1  
              6 70 Ron Heeney 3 14.636 3  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 20 14.151 8     1 33 Matt Childers 15 15.499 15  
2 72 James Scavarda 20 14.274 11     2 88 Marc Childers 15 15.610 9  
3 23 Thomas Dumbauld Jr 20 14.756 9     3 40 Scott Rodgers 15 15.797 5  
4 42 Steven Prucnell 20 14.813 9     4 8 Ken Dollarhite 15 16.312 6  
5 47 Misty Allen 11 14.673 9     5 9 Bryan Jenks 15 16.313 6  
6 24 Damon Place 6 14.530 1     6 19 Jenn Wilt 14 16.337 5