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  • Raceway 7 Banquet

    2014Banquet RequestThe Raceway 7 banquet will be held at the St. Johns parish Hall in Girard, PA on November 8th, 2014 @ 6:00. Doors open at 5. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check to Raceway 7 11425 Neiger rd Girard, PA 16417. Tickets are $25 per person, and will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased by October 31st. For any questions or concerns please call 814-922-3012.  Click on the picture, then click file, print. Thanks! If you can not click the image, right click on the image and scroll down to print.



  • Thank You!

    Raceway 7 would like to extend their gratitude to all who helped make racing possible. We appreciate all the support from our fans, drivers and the helpers that volunteer their time at the track. Have a safe wint……. I mean,  off season, we look forward to seeing everyone next year! If you will be attending the banquet, keep watching the website for more details. Thank You!!



  • Zimmerman, Eicher, Applebee, Blackshear, and Cole collect wins at Raceway 7!

    Zimmerman, Eicher, Withers, Ferry, and Fraschetti are 2014 champions!


    Conneaut, OH (August 29, 2014): Not only winners went to Victory Lane after the features at Raceway 7 but season champions were also honored with winner”s ceremonies.

    In Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Gary Eicher sealed his championship with a fourth place finish then went on to win the feature, his fourth of the season. Eicher, who had announced earlier that this would be his farewell season, won three features on his way to the championship honors.

    Dale Fraschetti and Bud Sergeff fought side by side trading positions during the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature with Fraschetti winding up third and winning the championship by seventeen points over Sergeff, the 2012 title holder.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models championship went to the final event with the two leaders, Kyle Zimmerman (starting on the pole) and Matt Latta (starting seventh) tied after Zimmerman made up a ten point deficit during heat races, heading into the feature tied with Matt Latta for the front spot, then led the distance for the win. Latta, only able to muster a third, lost the title by ten markers.

    Both points leaders were victims of wrecks in the Zimmer Service Center Economods feature but Josh ferry was able to post a second place finish and win his first championship at the tender age of fifteen.

    Chris Withers came into the final points night with a fifty-point margin but gave up ten points during heat racing. In the feature he finished one position behind his nearest competitor, former champion Ed Bolyard, to win his third Raceway 7 points championship.

    2009 champion Percy McDonald brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to the green flag with young Josh McDonald to his right. Percy McDonald took the lead at the start with Josh. McDonald second and 2013 champion Joel Watson third. Watson came to second on lap three. Before lap four could be competed caution was shown when Joe DeFazio spun in turn two. On the green the leaders, Percy McDonald, Joel Watson, Josh McDonald, and Denny Crawford all piled up in turn two, again putting the race under yellow with Dan McDonald leading for the restart with Chuck Steinle Jr second, and newly crowned champion Eicher third. Only one more lap was in before yellow again flew. At halfway Dan McDonald was still leading with Eicher taking over one lap past the halfway point. The Raceway 7 champion then went on to his fourth win of the season after three more cautions with McDonald second, Steinle third, Watson fourth, and Mike Potosky fifth.

    Defending Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion Brad Cole started the final feature of the year with Scott Gill on the outside. Championship leader Dale Fraschetti started from fourth with second-running Bud Sergeff starting eighth while trying to make up a fourteen point deficit. Cole led from green with Easler second at the end of one with Sergeff getting by Fraschetti but the point leader came back by him a lap later. Cole had a substantial lead at halfway with Easler still second over Mitch Stokes, Fraschetti, and Sergeff. Stokes was hung up by a lapped car on lap ten, allowing both Fraschetti and Sergeff to get by him. Cole went on to the win over Easler, Fraschetti, Sergeff, and Mitch Stokes. Fraschetti collected the champion’s laurels by seventeen markers.

    With co-points leader Kyle Zimmerman starting the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature from the pole it was seventh starting Matt Latta’s job to track him down and get by as whoever would finish highest would be the champion. Zimmerman took off to the early lead with Latta sixth when caution flew at lap two when Pifer looped his mount in turn two with Dennis Lunger spinning in the melee. At green it was Dave Airgood now second and Latta up to fifth after one lap of green then fourth after another lap. At five laps complete Zimmerman led Airgood by four lengths with Bryan Salisbury third, Latta fourth, and 2013 champion Chad Wright fifth. At halfway Zimmerman had doubled his lead over Airgood with the balance of the top five staying the same. One lap past halfway Khole Wanzer spun in turn four, slowing the field and eliminating Zimmerman’s lead. Under caution Wright retired to the pits, bringing Darrell Bossard to fifth for the restart. On green Pifer spun in turn one before a lap was compete. On the first lap back under green Dennis Lunger came to fifth while Zimmerman was re-establishing his lead and Latta was trying the inside to get by Salisbury for third, which he did on lap fifteen. At the white flag Zimmerman had a half straight lead over Airgood with Latta third. The top five at the finish was Zimmerman, Airgood, Salisbury, and Bossard back to fifth after Lunger experience mechanical ails on he final lap, pulling to the pits.

    Twenty points separated leader Josh Ferry from pursuer Steve Burns as the feature for the Zimmer Service Center Economods got the green flag with Kyle Fellows and 2013 champion Brian Hathaway on the front row. Burns started the event third with Ferry starting sixth. Brandon Blackshear, the 2012 champion, was the leader after one lap of green flag racing with three cautions slowing the action in lap two, the most serious being a seven-car pile-up triggered when points leader Ferry spun near the front of the pack with the rest of the competitors scattering in all directions, sending Hathaway to the pit for repairs but with the others being able to continue. Hathaway rejoined the event two laps later. Blackshear brought the field back to green with Burns now second, Fellows third, and Ferry fourth. Two-time winner Rick Prosser was up to fifth. Caution flew twice again at lap four. Ferry came to third after restarting at lap four. At a green on lap six pandemonium broke loose on the front straight with title contender Burns scraping the wall, retiring to the pit, and points leader Ferry sustaining damage but staying on the track. Blackshear went on to his seventeenth career Raceway 7 feature win with Ferry driving to his first championship at the age of fifteen, finishing second. Rick Prosser wound up third with Eric Reinwald fourth and Lee Patrick fifth.

    All Chris Withers had to do was start the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks to capture his second consecutive Raceway 7 title, third overall. Ed Bolyard, Withers’ closest challenger, led from the pole position over outside pole sitter Jimmy Kennerknecht with sixth starting Withers advancing quickly. Shane Applebee came to the lead at lap ten and opened a half straight lead by the finish for his second win of the season. Withers wound up third with Kennerknecht fourth and Kenny Lamp fifth. Withers won the title by 35-points.

    Results:

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground Late Models:
    Heat 1: Dave Airgood, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Bob Pifer, Kevin Hill, Kevin Santee, Khole Wanzer
    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Bryan Salisbury, Chad Wright, Matt Latta, Wendell Pinckney, Garrett Mott, Lou Mariano
    Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Bryan Salisbury, Darrell Bossard, Breyton Santee, Wendell Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Garrett Mott, Dennis Lunger, Lou Mariano, Chad Wright, Bob Pifer

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:
    Heat 1: Joel Watson, Dan McDonald, Percy McDonald, Gary Eicher, Denny Crawford, Mike Samuelson, Ed Wilson, Gary Murphy, Mike McGee
    Heat 2: Mike Potosky, John Boardman, Josh McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bill Taylor, Brian Douglas, Joe DeFazio, Gary McGregor, Steve Samuelson (DNS)
    Feature: Gary Eicher, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Joel Watson, Mike Potosky, Percy McDonald, Steve Samuelson, Ed Wilson, Gary Murphy, John Boardman, Joe DeFazio, Bill Taylor, Mike Samuelson, Gary McGregor,  Brian Douglas, Josh McDonald, Denny Crawford, Mike McGee

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:
    Heat 1: Ed Bolyard. Jimmy Kennerknecht, Chris Withers, Shane Applebee, Kenny Lamp, Mike Harmon, Matt Lozowski, Kyle Reinwald
    Feature: Shane Applebee, Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Kenny Lamp, Matt Lozowski, Mike Harmon, Kyle Reinwald (DNS)

    Zimmer Service Center Economods:
    Heat 1: Brandon Blackshear, Rick Prosser, Brian Hathaway, Steve Burns, Lee Patrick, Eric Reinwald
    Heat 2: Devin Henry, Russ Kapalin, Josh Ferry, Kyle Fellows, Jodi Woodworth, Kevin Sergeff
    Feature: Brandon Blackshear, Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Lee Patrick, Kevin Sergeff, Kyle Fellows, Brian Hathaway, Walt Johnson, Steve Burns, Russ Kapalin, Jodi Woodworth, Devin Henry

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:
    Heat 1: Dylan Goodman, Dale Fraschetti, Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Charlie Roberts, Robert Johnston, Alex Siekkenin
    Heat 2: Bud Sergeff, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, Scott Gill, Cody Minor, Logan Keney, Cale Sousa
    Heat 3: Carlos Aponte, Tyler Fulton, Mary Hammond, Jeannie Fowler. Aris Charnas, Alex Forbes
    Feature: Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Bud Sergeff, Mitch Stokes, Hoyt Mihalak, Dylan Goodman, Tyler Fulton, Mary Hammond, Carlos Aponte, Scott Gill, Jeannie Fowler, Aris Charnas, Logan Keney, Alex Forbes, Charlie Roberts, Cody Miner, Cale Sousa, Robert Johnston (DNS), Alex Siekkenin (DNS), Kyle Adkins (DNS)



  • Fireworks, regular racing to finish season at Raceway 7 this Friday!

    Conneaut, OH (August 26, 2014): Regular racing in all divisions plus Fireworks by Gibson are on the schedule this Friday as the season will finish with season championships going down to the wire in three of the five divisions.

    With only one week left in the 2014 racing season the points races are really heating up and every position is more important than ever. The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models have an exceptionally close race with Matt Latta holding a slim ten-point lead over Kyle Zimmerman. Every position will be extremely important with the championship going right down to the wire. Defending champion Chad Wright is only 52-points behind Latta so still has a mathematical chance to repeat his championship should the front runners experience trouble in the final event. 2009 champion and opening night winner Dennis Lunger is currently 4th, 102-points back with Darrell Bossard another 28-points back in fifth.

    Gary Eicher holds a 69-point edge over three-time defending champion Joel Watson in his bid to win the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Championship in the year he has announced he will retired at the conclusion of the season. 2009 champion Percy McDonald and two-time winner this season is currently third but mathematically out of the race for the championship. Track owner Dan McDonald currently rides fourth, with Mike Potosky fifth.

    Two former champions, Chris Withers and Ed Bolyard, lead the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks standings with Withers enjoying a 50-point advantage with one race remaining. Jimmy Kennerknecht is third, another 35-points behind Bolyard. Kenny Lamp and Chris Hochschild fill out the top five.

    Josh Ferry took over the points lead in the Zimmer Service Center Economods standings from Steve Burns with his fourth feature win last week, albeit by only 15-points. This championship could be contested right to the final lap of the final night of racing. The veteran Rick Prosser is currently third with former champion Brandon Blackshear fourth and Russ Kapalin fifth.

    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks championship also can be contested right to the last lap of the final week with only 15-points separating leader Dale Fraschetti from 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Fraschetti just experienced the thrill of a feature win for the first time ever earlier in the season and is looking for his first ever championship. Third is Jason Easler with 2013 champion Brad Cole fourth and former champion Carlos Aponte fifth. All five of the leaders have visited Victory Lane this season.

    If this week rains out, the season will be deemed complete. Weather permitting, gates open every Friday at 5:30 PM with pill draw cut off at 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM. VIP suites are available for rental for $250 a night which includes eight general admissions passes. Admission is set for $10 for adults for regular events, kids 7-14 are $5. Children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. For more information please visitwww.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Half price admission for Conneaut D-Day Reenactors this week at Raceway 7

    Conneaut, OH (August 21, 2014): Conneaut, OH will be host to the largest D-Day reenactment in the US this weekend, August 22-23 at Conneaut Township Park, just off Exit 241 on Interstate 90 only five miles west of the Pennsylvania border. The two day free event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion with a 40s Cruise-In and car show and Movies Under the Stars Thursday, various military demonstrations in addition to the battle reenactment on Friday and Saturday, capped off with a 40s style dance and ‘Canteen’. All events at the park are free admission. Last year saw over 25,000 visitors to the event.

    Raceway 7 invites all reenactors to visit the raceway in their reenactors in uniform for general grandstand admission at half price.



  • Fireworks, regular racing this week at Raceway 7 as championship battles heat up!

    Conneaut, OH (August 19, 2014): Regular racing in all divisions this week plus Fireworks by Gibson are on the schedule this Friday as the season winds down with season championships going down to the wire in three of the five divisions.

    With only two weeks left in the 2014 racing season the points races are really heating up and every position is more important than ever. The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models have an exceptionally close race with Matt Latta holding a slim ten-point lead over Kyle Zimmerman. Every position will be extremely important with the championship going right down to the wire. Defending champion Chad Wright is only 52-points behind Latta so still has a mathematical chance to repeat his championship should the front runners experience trouble in the final stretch. 2009 champion and opening night winner Dennis Lunger is currently 4th, 102-points back with Darrell Bossard another 28-points back in fifth.

    Gary Eicher holds a 69-point edge over three-time defending champion Joel Watson in his bid to win the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Championship in the year he has announced he will retired at the conclusion of the season. 2009 champion Percy McDonald and two-time winner this season is currently third but mathematically out of the race for the championship. Track owner Dan McDonald currently rides fourth, with Mike Potosky fifth.

    Two former champions, Chris Withers and Ed Bolyard, lead the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks standings with Withers enjoying a 50-point advantage with two races remaining. Jimmy Kennerknecht is third, another 35-points behind Bolyard. Kenny Lamp and Chris Hochschild fill out the top five.

    Josh Ferry took over the points lead in the Zimmer Service Center Economods standings from Steve Burns with his fourth feature win last week, albeit by only 15-points. This championship could be contested right to the final lap of the final night of racing, scheduled for August 29. The veteran Rick Prosser is currently third with former champion Brandon Blackshear fourth and Russ Kapalin fifth.

    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks championship also can be contested right to the last lap of the final week with only 15-points separating leader Dale Fraschetti from 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Fraschetti just experienced the thrill of a feature win for the first time ever earlier in the season and is looking for his first ever championship. Third is Jason Easler with 2013 champion Brad Cole fourth and former champion Carlos Aponte fifth. All five of the leaders have visited Victory Lane this season.

    Weather permitting, gates open every Friday at 5:30 PM with pill draw cut off at 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM. VIP suites are available for rental for $250 a night which includes eight general admissions passes. Admission is set for $10 for adults for regular events, kids 7-14 are $5. Children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. For more information please visitwww.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Latta, Eicher, Covey, Ferry, Conant, and Mihalak score wins August 15!

    August 15, 2014: The RUSH Crate Modifieds made their second appearance of the season at Raceway 7 with upstate, New York’s Dave Conant taking the win. Matt Latta led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models every lap for his third win of the year and taking aole possession of the points lead. Gary Eicher solidified his points lead in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods feature while Jason Covey got his first Raceway 7 win in only his second visit. Josh Ferry scored his fourth win of the season and took over the points lead as the season nears the end. Hoyt Mihalak triumphed in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks for the first time ever in his career in a race that went green from start to checkers.

    Jason Covey got his first Raceway 7 feature win in only his second trip to the raceway.
    Jason Covey got his first Raceway 7 feature win in only his second trip to the raceway.

    The first feature on the track was the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks with Kenny Lamp and Jason Covey leading the pack. Covey led right from lap one with Jimmy Kennerknecht coming to second by lap three. Caution flew at lap four for a Dave Myers spin in turn four. After green Lamp came back to second with caution flying again at lap six, again for Myers, this time in turn two. With Kennerknecht outside this time he immediately came back to second with Ed Bolyard coming to third. At lap eight Bolyard came to second after a restart then points leader Chris Withers, running fourth, spun in turn two, having a tire go down and retiring to pits. Withers managed to rejoin the field after changing the errant tire before the race was back under green. With five to go Covey led Bolyard, Kennerknecht, Lamp, and Shaun Fawcett. The order remained the same through to the checkers with the win being the first-ever for Covey at Raceway 7.

    Dave Conant got the win in the RUSH Crate Modifieds.
    Dave Conant got the win in the RUSH Crate Modifieds.

    The Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Crate Modifieds were led to the green by Dave Conant and Andy Paden with Conant leading after one lap. Jeremy Paup came to second at two laps with Adam Hilton, winner on the tour’s first visit to Raceway 7, came to second at lap ten. At the finish Conant had a near half-lap lead with Paup third, Rocky Kugel fourth, and Ken Moy fifth.

    An exceptionally happy Hoyt Mihalak after his first-ever feature win!
    An exceptionally happy Hoyt Mihalak after his first-ever feature win!

    Dylan Goodman and Aris Charnas led the sixteen Specialty Products Mini Stocks to Roger Osburn’s green flag for their feature with Goodman leading at the end of lap one with Hoyt Mihalak coming to second and defending points champion Brad Cole coming to third. Mihalak came to the lead at the end of three laps with Cole taking over second a lap later. 2012 champion Bud Sergeff and Goodman got together on lap six in turn two and spun to the infield but kept moving, negating the need for caution and allowing points leader Dale Fraschetti to get to third. In the final laps Cole was able to get alongside Mihalak but Mihalak held on for the win, his first ever, with Cole second, Fraschetti third, last week’s winner Jason Easler fourth, and Bud Sergeff fifth. The race was all green with no cautions.

    Matt Latta after his second win of the season.
    Matt Latta after his second win of the season.

    Dave Airgood and points leader Matt Latta led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models to green with Latta leading fourth starting Dennis Lunger after one lap. Latta opened his lead over Lunger with sixth starting Kyle Zimmerman third, and Airgood back to fourth at the halfway point. At eleven complete Latta had a quarter lap lead looking for his third win of the season. Latta came into lapped traffic at thirteen complete and began weaving his way through the field. With four laps to go Airgood tangled with the lapped car of Dennis Dellinger but kept going after ‘leap-frogging’ Dellinger. Dellinger spun bringing yellow over the field and erasing Latta’s lead. Zimmerman motored around Lunger on the green but Latta was pulling away to the win and sole possession of the points lead. Zimmerman wound up second with Lunger third, Airgood fourth, and Breyton Santee fifth.

    Gary Eicher collected his third win of the season.
    Gary Eicher collected his third win of the season.

    Justin Carlson and Dan McDonald led the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to the green with Carlson leading the way from the drop of the green. Before one lap was in the books three cars, including defending points champion Joel Watson. Gary Eicher, current points leader, retired to the pit during the yellow, rejoining the field before green fell again. On the second try to get the race going McDonald led Carlson by half a car length at the end of one and by a bumper at the end of two. At the end of three laps yellow flew again, again for a multiple car incident in turn three. After green McDonald again led with Carlson right behind and Jack Young up to third from thirteenth on the grid. Carlson spun on lap eight with Young charged with rough driving and sent to the rear. For the green McDonald led Nathan Hill, Percy McDonald, Joel Watson, and Gary Eicher. Eicher charged to second by nine laps complete and was alongside Dan McDonald at eleven complete and into the lead a lap later. Eicher went on to score his third win of the season with Dan McDonald second, Jack Young, Percy McDonald, and Joel Watson.

    Josh Ferry after his fourth feature win of the season.
    Josh Ferry after his fourth feature win of the season.

    The Zimmer Service Center Economods finished off the evening with their feature having Josh Ferry and Jace Ferringer on the front row. Ferry led the way from green with two-time winner Rick Prosser coming to second before the end of lap one. At the end of two it was sixth-starting Brandon Blackshear up to second and points leader Steve Burns fourth from his seventh place on the starting grid. Caution flew at lap six when Kevin Sergeff came to a halt in turn four. Caution again appeared at halfway for a four car mess in turn one. Point leader Steve burns spun on lap one of the restart, putting him to the rear for the restart. Two more yellows slowed Ferry’s march to his fourth win of the season over Blackshear, Prosser, Kyle Fellows, and Jace Ferringer. Ferry will also take over the points lead with two nights left in the season.

    Results:

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Bryan Salisbury, Kyle Zimmerman, Bob Pifer, Dave Airgood, Cody Dawson, Tony Mariano, Khole Wanzer

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    Heat 2: Matt Latta, Breyton Santee, Bob Dorman, Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, Kevin Hill, Dennis Dellinger

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    Feature: Matt Latta, Kyle Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Breyton Santee, Bob Pifer, Chad Wright, Bryan Salisbury, Tony Mariano, Cody Dawson, Bob Dorman, Khole Wanzer, Kevin Hill, Dennis Dellinger

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Mike Potosky, Josh McDonald, Justin Carlson, Percy McDonald, Bill Henry, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jack Young, Gary Murphy

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    Heat 2: Gary Eicher, Joel Watson, Nathan Hill, Dan McDonald, John Schenker, John Boardman, Jim Turley

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    Feature: Gary Eicher, Dan McDonald, Jack Young, Percy McDonald, Joel Watson, Justin Carlson, Mike Potosky, John Boardman, Bill Taylor, Nate Hill, Josh McDonald, John Schenker, Gary Murphy, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jim Turley

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Jimmy Kennerknecht, Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Shaun Fawcett, Dave Myers, Mike Harmon

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    Heat 2: Jason Covey, Kenny Lamp, Ron Boardman, Kyle Reinwald, Ed Bolyard

     

     

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    Zimmer Service Center Economods:

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Brandon Blackshear, Russ Kapalin, Kyle Fellows, Devon Henry, Kevin Sergeff, Wayne Mohawk (DNS)

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    Heat 2: Jace Ferringer, Josh Mueller, Steve Burns, Derek Dellinger, Eric Reinwald, Jody Woodworth, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jim Dellinger

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    Feature: Josh Ferry, Brandon Blackshear, Rick Prosser, Kyle Fellows, Jace Ferringer, Steve Burns, Russ Kapalin, Josh Mueller, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jim Dellinger, Jodi Woodworth, Devin Henry, Eric Reinwald, Kevin Sergeff

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Dylan Goodman, Hoyt Mihalak, Aris Charnas, Jeannie Fowler, Ron Armstrong, Mitch Stokes, Cody Miner (DNS)

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    Heat 2: Bud Sergeff, Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Mary Hammond, Mary Hammond, Cale Sousa, Hunter Holley, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes

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    Feature: Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Dylan Goodman, Cody Miner, Mary Hammond, Cale Sousa, Aris Charnas, Alex Forbes, Hunter Holley, Zoey Gill, Jeannie Fowler, Ron Armstrong, Mitch Stokes (DNS)


    RUSH Crate Modifieds:

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    Heat: Rocky Kugel, Jeremy Paup, Adam Hilton, Chad Conant, Andy Paden, Larry Kugel, Ken Moy

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    Feature: Dave Conant, Adam Hilton, Jeremy Paup, Rocky Kugel, Ken Moy, Larry Kugel, Andy Paden



  • Points races tighten up as season winds down at Raceway 7!

    Conneaut, OH (August 13, 2014): Only three weeks of racing remain in the 2014 season so every point now will seemingly carries more importance than usual.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models points lead now is tied after last week when Kyle Zimmerman won his second feature of the year. Matt Latta and Zimmerman each have 735 points with defending champion Chad Wright only 14 points back. Darrell Bossard also can not be counted out of the championship chase as he is only 55 points from the number one spot. 2009 champion Dennis Lunger is 77 points from the lead but mathematically still in the hunt. The points among the top three is now critical meaning every lap will count toward the end of season honors.

    Gay Eicher is having a career year, currently leading the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods standings with a comfortable margin over three-time defending champion Joel Watson. 2009 champion Percy McDonald sits third but is 169 points from the lead, nearly out of contention. Raceway 7 promoter Dan McDonald is fourth, mathematically eliminated from winning contention, 255 points back. Fifth is Mike Potosky, 311 from the lead.

    Defending Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks champion Chris Withers has a comfortable 53 point margin over former champion Ed Bolyard with Jimmy Kennerknecht third, 99 points out of the lead. Ken Lamp, 258 points back, and Chris Hochschild, 284 from the lead, are mathematically eliminated from title hopes.

    Another very close title chase is the Zimmer Service Center Economods with Steve Birns holding a narrow nine-point advantage over young Josh Ferry. Rick Prosser, at 74 points from the lead, and Russ Kapalin, 90 points out, are still possible contenders but disaster would have to strike the front runners to allow them to come to the fore. Brandon Blackshear, a past champion and the winningest driver in the class, is fifth, 99 points from the lead, still in contention, but barely.

    Dale Fraschetti is battling for his first Specialty Products Mini Stocks title and currently holds an eighteen point margin over former champion Bud Sergeff. This is another points chase that will go right down to the wire. Last week’s winner Jason Easler rides third, 61 points behind Sergeff. Defending champion Brad Cole is fourth, 115 points behind. Fraschetti. 153 points behind the lead in fifth is former champion Carlos Aponte.

    Regular gate pricing will be in effect this week!

    Weather permitting, gates open every Friday at 5:30 PM with pill draw cut off at 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM. VIP suites are available for rental for $250 a night which includes eight general admissions passes. Admission is set for $10 for adults for regular events, kids 7-14 are $5. Children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. For more information please visitwww.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Featured ImageWatson wins Clinger Memorial!!!

    Zimmerman, Withers, Blackshear and also repeat, Easler gets first win of year!

     

    Joel Watson with the winner's check after winning the Chris Clinger Memorial.
    Joel Watson with the winner’s check after winning the Chris Clinger Memorial.

    Conneaut, OH (August 8, 2014): Chris Clinger was remembered at Raceway 7 Friday night with a 29-lap feature for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods, Chris’ favorite class. The 29-year old son of noted car builder Jim Clinger perished in a work-related accident in 1999. The annual memorial was won this year by Joel Watson who set fast time and then started from the outside front row.

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    Joel Watson set fast time in trials for the Chris Clinger Memorial for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods with a one-lap time of 19.114 and 82.400 MPH. Steve Dixon won the dash to set the top of the starting lineup and led the feature until Watson got by eight laps into the event, going on for his fifth win of the season. Kyle Zimmerman got his second win of the year in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature. Chris Withers won his sixth Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature of the season in a wreck-strewn event where the winner was the only car to escape damage. Brandon Blackshear captured his third Zimmer Service Center Economods feature while Jason Easler prevailed for his first win of the season in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks night capper.

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    Chris Hochschild and Mike Harmon brought the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks to the green flag with Hochschild leading the way through lap three when caution flew for a spin by Dave Myers. Chris Withers came to the runner-up spot at green on the first lap after resumption do racing with Jimmy Kennerknecht also back in the thick of the battle. Myers spun again on lap six. After green Withers and Hochschild again battled for the lead with Withers finally gaining the spot at eight laps complete when caution again was shown, this time for a spin by Kyle Reinwald. At the green seven of the eight cars remaining piled up coming to the flag. The leader was the only car not involved. The five cars remaining ran the five laps after green with three of the five getting together in turn one after taking the white flag when Bolyard and Kennerknecht spun, collecting Frontera in the process. The final lap had Withers racing to the win over Ron Boardman, Mark Frontera, Bolyard, and Kennerknecht. It was Wither’s sixth win of the season in his title defense.

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    Kyle Fellows and Russ Kapalin were at the front of the field for the start of the Zimmer Service Center Economods fifteen lap feature. At the end of one lap Russ Kapalin and fourth starting Steve Burns were side by side for the lead with Kapalin having a slight edge. Eric Reinwald, Wayne Mohawk, and Devin Henry tangled in turn four at the end of lap two. Kapalin led after green with Blackshear coming to the front at the completion of lap five, just as Wayne Daniels wound up against the wall in turn four. Blackshear came to the lead after green with action again slowing when Daniels got into the turn two fence. Five cars were involved in a skirmish in turn two at eleven laps complete, slowing the race once again. Josh Ferry looped his mount while attempting to get by Burns for third with two laps to go. Blackshear went on to his third win of the season over Kapalin, Rick Prosser, Burns, and Kyle Fellows.

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    The Chris Clinger Memorial for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods had the lineup set through time trials, heat races, and a ‘dash’ putting Steve Dixon on the pole and reigning track champion Joel Watson outside front row. The $1250 to win 29-lapper had twenty cars take the green flag with Dixon taking the immediate lead but Rich Michael pulled to the infield and the race was restarted. Dixon again led on green but Watson was right behind through lap eight when Watson got by for the lead. Lapped traffic came into play at lap twelve with Watson maintaining his lead handily while dealing with the traffic. At halfway Watson was leading Kyle Bedell after Dixon pulled to the pits coming to the halfway point. Mike Kinney was then third, Jack Young fourth, and points leader Gary Eicher fifth. As the cars took the halfway signal Denny Crawford slammed the turn one wall. After another yellow on the restart Watson pulled away from the field with Bedell now second, Kinney third, and Eicher up to fourth. Eicher pulled to third at lap twenty-two. The top four remained that way to the finish with Jay Watson taking fifth. it was Watson’s thirtieth E-Mod win at Raceway 7 and his fifth this season.

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    Kyle Zimmerman and Bob Pifer brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models field to the green with Pifer grabbing the lead at the start with Zimmerman coming back alongside in the turns but unable to compete the pass. At lap four Kevin Hill got out of shape enough that yellow was shown even though he never stopped. After green Dennis Lunger got by Zimmerman at the start but went wide in turn three, losing several spots. On lap six Zimmerman was able to get by Pifer and began immediately extending his lead. Halfway saw Zimmerman leading Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Wendell Pinckney, and Breyton Santee. Zimmerman went on to his second win of the season with Pifer holding on to second, Bossard third, Pinckney fourth, and Santee fifth.

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    Zoey Gill and Jason Easler were on the front row for the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature with Easler leading the way after one lap and Carlos Aponte up to second. Seventh starting points leader Dale Fraschetti was up to third at the end of three laps. At the end of four Jeannie Fowler came to a halt on the front straight and caution was shown. On turn two of the restart Fraschetti got up high, losing spots to former champions Bud Sergeff and Brad Cole. Zoey Gill stopped on the front straight with a flat tire at lap eight, again bringing caution over the raceway. Sergeff came by Aponte for second with two laps to go with Fraschetti coming to fourth and Hoyt Mihalak to fifth. Easler went on to his first win in 2013 with Sergeff second, Aponte third, Fraschetti fourth, and Mihalak fifth.

    Results:

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Bob Pifer, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Dennis Lunger, Mike Mitchell, Matt Latta, Dave Airgood, Billy Henry

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    Heat 2: Wendell Pinckney, Breyton, Bryan Salisbury, Bruce Hordusky, Tony Mariano, Khole Wanzer, Dennis Dellinger, Kevin Hill

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    Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Wendell Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Bruce Hordusky, Bryan Salisbury, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, Matt Latta, Billy Henry, Khole Wanzer, Tony Mariano, Dennis Dellinger, Kevin Hill, Michael Mitchell

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Chris Clinger Memorial:

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    Fastest Qualifiers: Joel Watson, Steve Dixon, Rich Michael

     

    Heat 1: Joel Watson, Kyle Bedell, Jack Young, Dan McDonald, John Boyd, Al Brewer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Gary Murphy (DNS)

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    Heat 2: Mike Kinney, Steve Dixon, Gary Eicher, Steve Simon, Kirk Bradley, Mike Potosky, John Boardman

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    Heat 3: Rich Michael, Jay Watson, Bill Taylor, Percy McDonald, Shane Crotty Josh McDonald, Denny Crawford

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    Dash: Steve Dixon, Joel Watson, Kyle Bedell, Mike Kinney, Rich Michael, Jay Watson

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    Feature: Joel Watson, Kyle Bedell, Gary Eicher, Mike Kinney, Jay Watson, Percy McDonald, Jack Young, Mike Potosky, Shane Crotty, Josh McDonald, Denny Crawford, Bill Taylor, Dan McDonald, Kirk Bradley, Steve Dixon, Al Brewer, John Boardman, Steve Simon, John Boyd, Rich Michael, Gary Murphy (DNS), Chuck Steinle Jr (DNS)

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Chris Hochschild, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Ron Boardman, Kyle Reinwald, Kenny Lamp

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    Heat 2: Chris Withers, Mike Harmon, Ed Bolyard, Mark Frontera, Dave Myers

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    Feature: Chris Withers, Ron Boardman, Mark Frontera, Ed Bolyard, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Chris Hochschild, Mike Harmon, Kyle Reinwald, Dave Myers, Kenny Lamp (DNS)

    Zimmer Service Center Economods:

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Russ Kapalin, Steve Burns Jr, Eric Reinwald, Jodi Woodworth, Devin Henry, Shaun Fawcett, James Myers

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    Heat 2: Josh Ferry, Jace Ferringer, Brandon Blackshear, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Wayne Daniels, Dennis Dellinger (DNS)

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    Feature: Brandon Blackshear, Russ Kapalin, Rick Prosser, Steve Burns, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Josh Ferry, James Myers, Wayne Daniels, Jace Ferringer, Jodi Woodworth, Devin Henry, Eric Reinwald, Wayne Mohawk, Shawn Fawcett (DNS), Dennis Dellinger (DNS)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, Mary Hammond, Jeannie Fowler, Alex Forbes, James Miller, Casey Harmon

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    Heat 2: Brad Cole, Dale Fraschetti, Carlos Aponte, Zoey Gill, Tim Gillette, Doug Hensel, Aris Charnas, Stephen Scrowe

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    Feature: Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Carlos Aponte, Dale Fraschetti, Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Mary Hammond, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Stokes, Tim Gillette, Casey Harmon, James Miller, Aris Charnas, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes, Jeannie Fowler, Doug Hensel
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