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“Lightening” Strikes At Spartan Speedway

By Michelle Sprague
“Lightening” Leroy Ellis struck again at the Spartan Speedway, tallying the MOD 50 win on Shaheen Automotive Group trophy night, July 29th. Dan Loughan was shown as the early leader, with John Mamula, on his last night at the speedway, a close second. With Mamula fading to third, after being passed by Ellis, caution came out on lap17. Ellis restarted on the outside of Loughan and took the lead on lap 18. larry Wallace got into the mix and took second from Loughan but couldn’t reel in Ellis for the win. At the checker, it was Ellis, Wallace, Loughan, Mamula, and Bill Heeney. As a side note, Heeney raced alongside daughter, Tracey Hernly and son-in-law, Tom Hernly Jr., making this a racing family affair. Steve Bates Jr. and Loughan took heat wins for the division.
The Lipari Spartan Stock “A” feature saw Ron Heeney take the win over Damon Place, Misty Allen and Steve Prucnell, as well as scoring the heat win.
The Spartan Stock “B” heat race saw sparks fly as Matt Childers, running four wide on the back stretch, climbed the wall, almost winding up on his lid. Scott Rodgers was also caught up in the fracas and both Rodgers and Childers were able to return to competition for the ‘B” feature. Tim VanTrease tallied the heat win, while Marc Childers scored his 4th “B” feature win of the season.
The Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock division saw Wayne Beckner Jr. take a trip to the Winner’s Circle, after a hard fought battle with Todd Metz Sr., for the “A” feature win. Metz Sr. took the lead on lap two and he and Beckner broke away from the pack to duke it out for first. Behind them, Darren Wright and Kyle Crump had their own duel going on, with Crump besting Wright for third. At the line, it was Beckner Jr., Metz Sr., Crump, Wright and Tyler Heeney. Beckner took the heat win as well for the evening.
Brandon Moody came out on top for the “B” feature, with his win over Patrick Denison, Rich Roberts, RJ Miller and Scott Sparagowski. “B” heat winners were Denison and Mike Westphal.
Tom Fedewa is the man on a mission. Fedewa tallied another win in the Spartan Wingless Sprint division. Taylor Ferns worked her way up from mid-pack to finish second, followed by Gary Sherman, Kyle Feeney, and Curt Shumaker. Fedewa and Ferns won their heat races.


Statistics
                             
                             
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 13.681 13.698     1 42 Steve Bates 8 14.162 7  
2 55. Larry Wallace 13.726 13.751     2 81 Bill Heeney 8 13.979 8  
3 49 John Mamula 13.767 13.777     3 M74 Nate Moon 8 14.369 3  
4 47P Tom Hernley Jr 13.775 13.804     4 31 Ron Parish 8 14.190 8  
5 72 Dan Loughan 13.819 13.882     5 17 Brad Lamberson 8 14.170 4  
6 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 13.883 13.931     6 M1 Bill Butler 8 14.116 4  
7 96 Justin Kazmar 13.902 13.916     7 47 Tracey Hernley 8 14.153 7  
8 88 Charlie Ammerman 13.940 14.071     8 07 Matt Vannier 8 14.292 8  
9 M1 Bill Butler 13.945 13.964                    
10 17 Brad Lamberson 13.960 14.000     Heat 2 Results:        
11 47 Tracey Hernley 13.973 14.015                    
12 81 Bill Heeney 13.983 14.006     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 31 Ron Parish 14.000 14.106     1 72 Dan Loughan 8 13.885 3  
14 42 Steve Bates 14.273 14.312     2 96 Justin Kazmar 8 13.936 3  
15 07 Matt Vannier 14.294 14.392     3 49 John Mamula 8 13.898 3  
16 M74 Nate Moon 14.302 14.357     4 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 8 14.027 8  
              5 88 Charlie Ammerman 8 14.143 3  
              6 55. Larry Wallace 8 13.936 6  
              7 47P Tom Hernley Jr 8 14.065 2  
              8 50 Leroy Ellis 8 13.659 2  
                             
Feature Results:                        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap                
1 50 Leroy Ellis 50 13.670 25                  
2 55. Larry Wallace 50 13.738 27                  
3 72 Dan Loughan 50 13.891 1                  
4 49 John Mamula 50 13.886 5                  
5 81 Bill Heeney 50 14.012 8                  
6 96 Justin Kazmar 50 14.081 19                  
7 31 Ron Parish 50 13.938 10                  
8 47P Tom Hernley Jr 50 13.899 8                  
9 42 Steve Bates 49 14.079 9                  
10 47 Tracey Hernley 49 14.049 14                  
11 17 Brad Lamberson 49 14.030 14                  
12 07 Matt Vannier 48 14.300 27                  
13 M74 Nate Moon 19 14.301 5                  
14 12x Chris Hettinger- Mod 17 14.120 9                  
15 88 Charlie Ammerman 17 14.323 4                  
16 M1 Bill Butler 12 14.084 1                  
                             
Spartan Sprint Series
                             
Feature Results:           Heat 1 Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 T42 Tom Fedewa 25 12.611 12   1 55 Taylor Ferns 8 12.544 8  
2 55 Taylor Ferns 25 12.639 16   2 71 Steve Smith 8 12.749 7  
3 37 Gary Sherman 25 12.841 11   3 99 Kyle Feeney 8 12.802 7  
4 99 Kyle Feeney 25 12.707 9   4 8. Ryan Davis 8 12.973 7  
5 42G Curt Shumaker 25 12.812 14   5 75 John Hotchkiss 8 12.970 3  
6 71 Steve Smith 25 12.902 5   6 35k Gavin Hunyady 8 12.840 3  
7 4 Tyler Underwood 25 12.873 4   7 33 Steven Irwin 8 13.543 6  
8 0 Doug Dietsch 25 12.859 25   8 15k Tommy Kunz 8 13.843 4  
9 75 John Hotchkiss 25 12.687 7                  
10 35 Chris Hettinger 25 12.800 16   Heat 2 Results:        
11 35k Gavin Hunyady 25 12.989 7                  
12 8. Ryan Davis 25 12.965 7   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 33 Steven Irwin 24 12.939 12   1 T42 Tom Fedewa 8 12.495 5  
14 15k Tommy Kunz 23 13.605 8   2 35 Chris Hettinger 8 12.633 6  
15 23 Matt Kinzinger 21 13.871 6   3 37 Gary Sherman 8 12.795 8  
16 17 Jim Heeney 9 13.190 8   4 42G Curt Shumaker 8 12.843 6  
17 5 Steve VanNote 4 14.044 3   5 4 Tyler Underwood 8 12.947 4  
              6 0 Doug Dietsch 8 12.824 5  
              7 17 Jim Heeney 8 13.214 8  
              8 23 Matt Kinzinger 8 13.578 8  
                             
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 16.040 16.100     1 5. Mike Westphal 8 17.444 3  
2 79 Todd Metz Jr. 16.158 16.166     2 5 Rich Roberts 8 17.363 8  
3 19 Tyler Heeney 16.234 16.272     3 9 Bryan Jenks 8 17.413 3  
4 23 Darren Wright 16.236 16.340     4 288 Branden Moody 8 17.282 6  
5 62 Todd Metz Sr 16.238 16.253     5 15 Jerry King 8 17.585 6  
6 22. Aaron Taylor 16.339 16.416     6 6 Brad Robison 8 18.338 5  
7 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 16.404 16.464     7 T17 Trina Wurmnest 4 18.075 2  
8 17x John Conroy 16.535 16.669                  
9 43 Abby Looman 16.906 16.987                    
10 45 Christopher Taylor 16.909 16.994     Heat 2 Results:        
11 1 Brian Beckner 16.925 16.964                    
12 16 Scott Sparagowski 17.128 17.230     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 30 RJ Miller 17.177 17.217     1 20 Patrick Denison 8 17.234 5  
14 20 Patrick Denison 17.211 17.256     2 16 Scott Sparagowski 8 17.297 3  
15 9 Bryan Jenks 17.262 17.393     3 30 RJ Miller 8 17.248 5  
16 288 Branden Moody 17.305 17.365     4 17x John Conroy 8 17.087 3  
17 5. Mike Westphal 17.339 17.370     5 43 Abby Looman 8 17.399 8  
18 5 Rich Roberts 17.361 17.420     6 45 Christopher Taylor 8 17.368 5  
19 15 Jerry King 17.392 17.433     7 1 Brian Beckner 5 17.305 3  
20 6 Brad Robison 18.208 18.323                  
21 T17 Trina Wurmnest 18.564 18.934                    
              Heat 3 Results :        
                             
            Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
            1 47 Wayne Beckner Jr 8 16.456 5  
            2 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.394 5  
            3 23 Darren Wright 8 16.394 3  
            4 79 Todd Metz Jr. 8 16.355 7  
            5 7. Kyle Crump 8 16.155 7  
            6 62 Todd Metz Sr 8 16.499 4  
            7 19 Tyler Heeney 6 16.530 3  
                             
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 16.498 20     1 288 Branden Moody 20 17.089 8  
2 62 Todd Metz Sr 20 16.521 14     2 20 Patrick Denison 20 17.012 11  
3 7. Kyle Crump 20 16.316 13     3 5 Rich Roberts 20 17.361 9  
4 23 Darren Wright 20 16.297 13     4 30 RJ Miller 20 17.202 5  
5 19 Tyler Heeney 20 16.691 16     5 16 Scott Sparagowski 20 17.363 10  
6 17x John Conroy 20 16.905 16     6 15 Jerry King 20 17.613 4  
7 43 Abby Looman 20 17.130 17     7 T17 Trina Wurmnest 19 18.377 6  
8 45 Christopher Taylor 19 17.292 7     8 6 Brad Robison 19 18.675 5  
9 79 Todd Metz Jr. 19 16.159 19     9 5. Mike Westphal 14 17.589 3  
10 1 Brian Beckner 11 17.309 7     10 9 Bryan Jenks 6 17.557 4  
11 22. Aaron Taylor 8 16.854 6                  
                             
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 14.194 14.201     1 51 Tim Vantrease 8 16.060 8  
2 24 Damon Place 14.240 14.245     2 88 Marc Childers 8 16.021 8  
3 47 Misty Allen 14.553 14.553     3 8 Ken Dollarhite 8 16.320 8  
4 42 Steven Prucnell 14.737 14.739     4 9 Bryan Jenks 8 16.448 3  
5 33 Matt Childers 15.379 15.416     5 19 Jenn Wilt 8 16.699 4  
6 88 Marc Childers 15.551 15.612     6 40 Scott Rodgers 4 16.586 3  
7 40 Scott Rodgers 15.910 15.928     7 33 Matt Childers 4 16.515 3  
8 51 Tim Vantrease 15.921 16.034                  
9 8 Ken Dollarhite 16.132 16.228                    
10 9 Bryan Jenks 16.427 16.452     Heat 2 Results:        
11 19 Jenn Wilt 16.705 16.798                    
12 78 Tami Hawkins 17.731 17.925     Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
13 20 Darrell Taylor- SS -.--- -.---     1 70 Ron Heeney 8 14.387 8  
              2 47 Misty Allen 8 14.664 6  
              3 24 Damon Place 8 14.260 5  
              4 42 Steven Prucnell 8 14.791 6  
                             
A Feature Results:           B Feature Results:        
                             
Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap   Pos Car# Driver Laps Best Time Lap  
1 70 Ron Heeney 15 14.190 7     1 88 Marc Childers 20 15.417 6  
2 24 Damon Place 15 14.152 10     2 40 Scott Rodgers 20 15.773 7  
3 47 Misty Allen 15 14.605 5     3 33 Matt Childers 20 15.352 16  
4 42 Steven Prucnell 15 14.628 7     4 8 Ken Dollarhite 19 16.449 6  
                5 9 Bryan Jenks 19 16.383 16  
                6 19 Jenn Wilt 19 16.394 8  
                7 51 Tim Vantrease 8 16.570 5  
                8 78 Tami Hawkins 8 17.792 7