Feature Winners
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Pony Stocks

Heat & Consi Winners
MMA Michigan Modified Heat 1 Winner Michigan Modified Heat 2 Winner
SS Street Stock Heat 1 Winner Street Stock Heat 3 Winner
PS Pony Stock Heat 2 Winner
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WEEKLY RACE SUMMARY
by Todd Cumming

Gallagher "Borrows" First Win on Valvoline Cup Night

Spartan Speedway opened the 2003 season to a full grandstand and pit area on a very chilly Valvoline Cup night. Valvoline and Whowon.com presented drivers with the 2003 best appearing car awards. Chris Place and Jeff Hackworth; Super Late Models, Rookie; Michael Gaier: Michigan Modifieds, Bob Flotka; Street Stocks and Missy Bishop; Pony Stocks took home the honors.

The Comcast Cablevision Super Late Models 50-lap feature event had a deep 16-car invert putting Jimmy Gallagher and Tim Ryan on the front row. Gallagher took the early lead and held the point throughout a rash of cautions. Chris Place was quickly working his way to the front as he got by Jeff Hackworth for 5th on lap 11. Gallagher was watching all the racing in his mirror as he stretched his lead. Lap 18 had Stan Perry, Ryan and Place all dicing for the 2nd spot. The trio raced hard for 5 laps until finally Perry and Place forced Ryan back to 4th. The midway point had very tight racing from 2nd through 7th spot and you knew something had to give and it finally did coming out of turn 4 as Tom Fedewa, Dave Stehouwer and Chip Garlock got together ending their nights. Gallagher seemed untouchable as he stretched his lead after every restart. Place took over 2nd from Perry as his car started to fade and Jack Landis was coming on strong after the half way point and was the fastest car on the track as he got by Place for 2nd with 15 laps to go. Things then got real interesting as Landis started to smoke all while catching Gallagher in lapped traffic. The lapped car of Lee Taylor allowed Landis to get to Gallagher's rear bumper and Landis dove under Gallagher for the lead with 5 laps to go. Both made contact and somehow Gallagher was able to get back by diving into turn 1. The last lap had Landis trying the outside down the backstretch though turn 4, but Gallagher took home his first career Super Late Model win over Landis, Place, Bill Heeney Jr. and Charlie Ryan Jr. Jack Landis was the Pierce Race Engines Hard Charger.

Charlie Ryan Jr., Tim Ryan and Chip Garlock were victorious in the heat races and John Ledwidge took home the 7-car semi feature win. Joey Shuryan set fast time at 13.09 for the 26-car field.

The WIBM AM1450 Michigan Modifieds 35-lap feature event had an eight car invert putting Bob Bauer and Brian Heeney on the front row. The lead duo ran side by side until Bauer finally took the point. Fast qualifier Bud Perry was the man on the move as he took the lead on lap six as the yellow flew. Perry restarted in third and the trio of Bauer, Heeney and Perry then went three abreast on the restart. Perry was able to take the point on lap ten with 2002 track champion, Jim Butler taking over 2nd. Dan Logan took 3rd from Bauer and then tried all lanes in a great battle for 2nd with Butler. Perry went on for the win over Butler, Logan, Dick Lapratt and Heeney. Tim Easy brought home the 3-D Auto Racing Supplies Hard Charger Award.

Modifeds heats were won by Larry Wallace and Tim Easy in a photo finish over Wayne Beckner Jr. Bud Perry was the fast qualifier of 20 cars with a time of 13.776.

The Performance NW Street Stocks 25-lap feature had a deep 14-car invert putting Nathan Moon and Butch Morence of the front row. Morence took the early lead when Moon lost a wheel and made hard contact with the front stretch wall on lap 2. Morence took off on the restart with Jim Blanchard and Rick Bailey fighting hard for 2nd. Mike McEwan jumped to the outside and was up to 4th from his 11th starting spot by lap 6 and then took the lead on lap 11. Trent Jensen was having one of his best runs ever in 6th when he lost a tire on the backstretch causing a caution on lap 12. Dane Long was now the truck to watch as he worked Rob Patrick hard for 3rd. Long's night then went up in smoke with 8 laps to go. The restart had Blanchard catching McEwan sleeping and took over the lead until McEwan dirt tracked through turn 4 to regain the point. David Thorburn was working the outside to join the fun and beat Blanchard at the line for 2nd behind McEwan. Landon Hidy and Patrick rounded out the top 5. McEwan also took home the Lost Tiger Tattoo Hard Charger Award from his 10th starting spot.

Street Stock heats were won by Dane Long, Stan Lambert and Don Zakrewski. Rookie, Corey Davis took home his first win ever in the 8-car semi feature. Ben Hidy set quick time for the 25 street stocks with a time of 14.727.

The Midwest Amusement Pony Stocks 15-lap feature had a full 15-car invert putting Kathy Flotka and Jerry Munn on the front row. Flotka took the early lead until Andy Sands took over on lap 3. Sands stretched his lead as Chris VanGordon and Julie Abbot worked up to 3rd and 4th from the last row starting positions. A caution on lap 6 enabled the duo to catch up to Sands and Abbot took the lead on the restart. Abbot went on for the win over Van Gordon. Missy Bishop, Kyle Ballard and Jason Huey rounded out the top 5 in a great battle to the stripe. Abbot also cleaned house by winning the Mac's All Car Pony Express Hard Charger Award.

Kathy Flotka and Chris VanGordon won heats and Julie Abbot set fast time for the 16-car field with a lap of 17.237.

This week will be "Poor Paul's Monies From Heaven" money drop as all four divisions will be racing at 7:30 sharp at "The Track the Stars Call Home"- Spartan Speedway.


QUALIFYING RESULTS
Late Models                         
1         30        Joey Shuryan        13.095
2         33        Dave Stehouwer      13.123
3         29        Doug Finley         13.140
4         7         Jon McNett          13.218
5         24        Tom Fedawa          13.222
6         10        Stan Landis         13.225
7         FOX47     Bill Heeney         13.227
8         24        Charlie Ryan        13.238
9         1         Chris Place         13.247
10        6         Jim Davis           13.264
11        01        Phil Massuch        13.288
12        44        Jeff Hackworth      13.309
13        22        Lee Taylor          13.344
14        70        Harry Foote         13.383
15        10        Stan Perry          13.387
16        14        Timothy Ryan        13.440
17        8         Jimmy Gallagher     13.446
18        34        John Ledwidge       13.502
19        3D        John Dunivon        13.561
20        28        Lester Garlock      13.571
21        67        Tim Rugg            13.635
22        00        Larry Roberts       13.650
23        11N       Brian Nester        13.729
24        75        Craig Willet        14.786
25        44        Chris Kamley        15.104
Modifieds                           
1         10        Bud Perry           13.776
2         M2        Jim Butler          13.837
3         72        Daniel M Loughan    13.872
4         96        Justin Kazmar       13.982
5         88        Richard LaPratt     14.002
6         M1        William Butler      14.020
7         1H        Brian Heeney        14.042
8         2         Bob Bauer           14.079
9         55        Larry Wallace       14.112
10        31SR      Ronald Parish       14.132
11        84        Don Deford          14.132
12        50        Leroy Ellis         14.171
13        63        Tim Easey           14.234
14        16        Troy Tucker         14.367
15        71        Michael Gaier       14.432
16        K3        Kyle Hicks          14.447
17        3R        Rolly Olney         14.487
18        30        Eric Gilbert        14.577
19        16        Wayne Beckner Jr.   14.796
20        75        James Wells         16.212
21        0         Mike Wells          DNQ   
Street Stocks                       
1         97        Ben Hidy            14.727
2         87        Landon Hidy         14.819
3         51        David Thorburn      14.875
4         38        Mike McEwan         14.981
5         11        Brian Beckner       14.984
6         94        Dave Parker         15.026
7         FOX47     Robert Patrick      15.105
8         7L        Dane Long           15.243
9         44        Trent Jenson        15.283
10        83        Mark Ragsdale       15.324
11        07        Larry Blanchard     15.333
12        5         Rick Bailey         15.403
13        71        Butch Morence       15.410
14        M74       Nathan Moon         15.474
15        12        Andy Schmelzer      15.474
16        04        Stanley Lambert     15.486
17        79        Rob Marten Sr.      15.710
18        5C        Corey Davis         15.735
19        2         Jamie Feguer        15.743
20        11Z       Don Zakrewski       15.773
21        23x       Joe Barnhart        15.844
22        50        Bob Flotka          16.228
23        42        Brian Barden        16.834
24        14        Marc Smith          17.154
25        38        Clair Vestal         0.000 
Pony Stocks                               
1         424       Julie Abbott        17.237
2         38        Chris VanGorden     17.416
3         8         Kyle Ballard        17.449
4         77        Missy Bishop        18.042
5         11        Kenny Clark         18.098
6         88        Mannie Goodrich     18.542
7         3         Michael Sairls      18.629
8         22        Matt Waltz          18.712
9         74        Scott Sigman        18.724
10        711       Jacob Huey          18.773
11        72        Jimmy Scavarda      18.923
12        49        George Mosurak      19.118
13        61        Andy Sands          19.692
14        FOX47     Jerri Lynn Munn     19.818
15        22        Lyndsay Ward        20.450
16        29        Nate Hinderer       0.000


RACE RESULTS
Late Models                                                                     
"Results for April 25, 2003"                                                              
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                              Feature             
30        Joey Shuryan        13.095              1.        8         Jimmy Gallagher
                                                  2.        10        Stan Landis
Top Qualifier's                                   3.        1         Chris Place
1.        30        Joey Shuryan                  4.        FOX47     Bill Heeney
2.        33        Dave Stehouwer                5.        24        Charlie Ryan
3.        29        Doug Finley                   6.        29        Doug Finley
4.        7         Jon McNett                    7.        10        Stan Perry
                                                  8.        44        Jeff Hackworth
Heat 1                                            9.        3D        John Dunivon
1.        24        Charlie Ryan                  10.       28        Lester Garlock
2.        1         Chris Place                   11.       34        John Ledwidge
3.        FOX47     Bill Heeney                   12.       22        Lee Taylor
4.        24        Tom Fedawa                    13.       14        Timothy Ryan
5.        10        Stan Landis                   14.       24-       Tom Fedawa
6.        29        Doug Finley                   15.       33        Dave Stehouwer
                                                  16.       67        Tim Rugg
Heat 2                                            17.       6         Jim Davis
1.        14        Timothy Ryan                  18.       01        Phil Massuch
2.        8         Jimmy Gallagher               19.       30        Joey Shuryan
3.        10        Stan Perry                    20.       70        Harry Foote
4.        22        Lee Taylor                              
5.        01        Phil Massuch                            
6.        6         Jim Davis                               
                                                            
Heat 3                                                                
1.        28        Lester Garlock                          Consi               
2.        67        Tim Rugg                      1.        34        John Ledwidge
3.        00        Larry Roberts                 2.        3D        John Dunivon
4.        34        John Ledwidge                 3.        28        Lester Garlock
5.        3D        John Dunivon                  4.        67        Tim Rugg
6.        11N       Brian Nester                  5.        11N       Brian Nester
                                                  6.        44        Chris Kamley
                                                  7.        00        Larry Roberts
Modifieds                                                             
"Results for April 25, 2003"                                                              
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                              Feature             
10        Bud Perry 13.776                        1.        10        Bud Perry
                                                  2.        M2        Jim Butler
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        72        Daniel M Loughan
1.        10        Bud Perry                     4.        88        Richard LaPratt
2.        M2        Jim Butler                    5.        47        Brian Heeney
3.        72        Daniel M Loughan              6.        31SR      Ronald Parish
4.        96        Justin Kazmar                 7.        63        Tim Easey
                                                  8.        55        Larry Wallace
Heat 1                                            9.        50        Leroy Ellis
1.        55        Larry Wallace                 10.       M1        William Butler
2.        31SR      Ronald Parish                 11.       84        Don Deford
3.        1H        Brian Heeney                  12.       16        Troy Tucker
4.        72        Daniel M Loughan              13.       K3        Kyle Hicks
5.        2         Bob Bauer                     14.       2         Bob Bauer
6.        M2        Jim Butler                    15.       96        Justin Kazmar
                                                  16.       16        Wayne Beckner Jr.
Heat 2                                            17.       71        Michael Gaier
1.        63        Tim Easey                     18.       3R        Rolly Olney
2.        16        Wayne Beckner Jr.             19.       30        Eric Gilbert
3.        71        Michael Gaier                 20.       75        James Wells
4.        3R        Rolly Olney                            
5.        84        Don Deford                             
6.        16        Troy Tucker                            
Street Stocks                                                                   
"Results for April 25, 2003"                                                              
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                              Feature             
97        Ben Hidy  14.727                        1.        38        Mike McEwan
                                                  2.        51        David Thorburn
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        07        Larry Blanchard
1.        97        Ben Hidy                      4.        87        Landon Hidy
2.        87        Landon Hidy                   5.        FOX47     Robert Patrick
3.        51        David Thorburn                6.        94        Dave Parker
4.        38        Mike McEwan                   7.        97        Ben Hidy
                                                  8.        04        Stanley Lambert
Heat 1                                            9.        83        Mark Ragsdale
1.        7L        Dane Long                     10.       2         Jamie Feguer
2.        51        David Thorburn                11.       23x       Joe Barnhart
3.        44        Trent Jenson                  12.       5C        Corey Davis
4.        97        Ben Hidy                      13.       50        Bob Flotka
5.        38        Mike McEwan                   14.       7L        Dane Long
6.        87        Landon Hidy                   15.       5         Rick Bailey
                                                  16.       11        Brian Beckner
Heat 2                                            17.       71        Butch Morence
1.        04        Stanley Lambert               18.       44        Trent Jenson
2.        07        Larry Blanchard               19.       M74       Nathan Moon
3.        M74       Nathan Moon                             
4.        5         Rick Bailey                             
5.        12        Andy Schmelzer                          
6.        0         Butch Morence                           
                                                            
Heat 3                                                                
1.        11Z       Don Zakrewski                           Consi               
2.        5C        Corey Davis                   1.        5C        Corey Davis
3.        23x       Joe Barnhart                  2.        11z       Don Zakrewski  (DQ'd)
4.        50        Bob Flotka                    3.        2         Jamie Feguer
5.        14        Marc Smith                    4.        50        Bob Flotka
6.        42        Brian Barden                  5.        23x       Joe Barnhart
                                                  6.        38        Clair Vestal
                                                  7.        42        Brian Barden
                                                  8.        14        Marc Smith
Pony Stocks                                                                     
"Results for April 25, 2003"                                                              
                                                                      
Fast Qualifier                                              Feature             
424       Julie Abbott        17.237              1.        424       Julie Abbott
                                                  2.        38        Chris VanGorden
Top Qualifiers                                    3.        77        Missy Bishop
1.        424       Julie Abbott                  4.        8         Kyle Ballard
2.        38        Chris VanGorden               5.        711       Jacob Huey
3.        8         Kyle Ballard                  6.        61        Andy Sands
4.        77        Missy Bishop                  7.        74        Scott Sigman
                                                  8.        3         Michael Sairls
Heat 1                                            9.        72        Jimmy Scavarda
1.        38        Chris VanGorden               10.       11        Kenny Clark
2.        11        Kenny Clark                   11.       22        Lyndsay Ward
3.        3         Michael Sairls                12.       49        George Mosurak
4.        77        Missy Bishop                  13.       22        Matt Waltz
5.        424       Julie Abbott                  14.       88        Mannie Goodrich
                                                  15.       FOX47     Jerri Lynn Munn
Heat 2                                        
1.        22        Matt Waltz                
2.        FOX47     Jerri Lynn Munn           
3.        711       Jacob Huey                
4.        61        Andy Sands                
5.        49        George Mosurak            
Posted 4/28/03 - Updated 5/31/03

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