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  • Vintage Modifieds, fireworks this week at Raceway 7!

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    Conneaut, OH (May 24, 2016): The Pennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds will put in their first of two appearances at Raceway 7 this Friday. The popular group consists of several 50s, 60s, and 70s era racers, both coupes and sedans that race throughout the northeast, putting on shows reminiscent of racing’s roots in the modifieds of yesteryear. Several of the old speedsters are expected to appear and will run both heats and a feature.

    At intermission time a huge fireworks display will be set off on the back straight!

    Former champion Kyle Zimmerman leads the way in the Evergreen Lake Park CARS Crate Late Models season standings. Zimmerman has won two of the three features run this season but only leads Darrell Bossard, without a win this season, by one marker. Week two winner Dennis Lunger is only 6 points behind Bossard with Wendall Pinckney fourth and Breyton Santee fifth. Both Pinckney and Santee have had excellent starts to their seasons and will be near the front if not leading the way.

    Veteran Troy Johnson leads the way in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods with a margin of seven points over two time winner Joel Watson. Watson, a many time champion, has an eighteen point margin on 2015 champion Percy McDonald. John Woodward Jr and Mike Potosky, week two winner, fill out the top five.

    Opening night winner Rob Bates is showing the way in the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock competition over Anthony Marotto. Bates’ margin is an incredible 67 points after only three weeks. Art Gilchrist is third, another 17 markers behind Marotto. Richard Chess is currently fourth with defending champion Shawn Fawcett fifth.

    The Bonnell Auto Group Economods are being led by defending champion Rick Prosser on the strength of two feature wins in the first three weeks. Opening night winner Steve Haefke is currently second, 64-points behind Prosser. Eric Reinwald is third, another eight points back but only four points ahead of Brian Toto. Kevin Sergeff rounds out the top five.

    Jason Easler holds a twelve point lead over Hoyt Mihalak in the McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stock division with Casey Harmon another thirteen points back in third. Easler has two wins on the season. Former champion Bud Sergeff, last week’s winner after a wild last lap that featured a three-wide battle for the lead coming to the checkers, is fourth, five points behind third and fifty points ahead of defending champion Brad Cole.

    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 visit www.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Former champions are big winners on “Driver Appreciation Night!

    Zimmerman, Watson, Fawcett, Prosser, and Sergeff, all champions, win features!

     

    Conneaut, OH (May 20, 2016): It was “Driver Appreciation Night” at Raceway 7 with several racing-related prizes given out to drivers in all classes including gift certificates and various racing parts including fuel, oil, shocks, brakes, and related items. On track the racing was as hot as ever on the reconfigured oval. Several hats and tee-shirts were thrown into the crowd during intermission for the fans. Feature events all went to former class champions with Kyle Zimmerman (Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models) and Joel Watson (Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods) leading from flag to flag. Defending champion Shawn Fawcett took over at the front on lap three of the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock finale while defending Bonnell’s Auto Group Economod champion Rick Prosser grabbed the lead on a late race restart in their caution-marred feature.

     

    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature was up first with defending and two-time champion Percy McDonald starting from the pole with many time champion Joel Watson outside front row. Watson jumped into the early lead over McDonald with Troy Johnson third. With two laps complete veteran Bill Taylor spun into the infield on the back chute, slowing the field under caution. After green Dennis Lunger came to third and began challenging for the runner-up spot while Watson was opening a substantial lead, nearly half a straight at five complete when Bruce Powell and Jeff Johnson spun in turn four, again slowing the event. Lunger immediately came to second after green but Watson was again driving away. With eight complete Josh Ferry, Josh McDonald, and Bill Taylor piled up in turn four. At halfway Watson led Lunger, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, and Bud Watson. With thirteen complete Lunger came to a halt in turn one and needed towed from the track with apparent mechanical problems. With four laps remaining caution mysteriously appeared. For the five lap run to the checkers Joel Watson led Percy McDonald, Justin Carlson, Troy Johnson, and Cale Crocker back to the green. Crocker spun in turn four with two left, setting up another restart. The final yellow appeared at the white flag when Gary Sullivan spun coming out of turn four.  Watson then went on to the win, his second in the three week old season, over McDonald, Johnson, Carlson, and Jesse Gould. The win was the thirty-fourth E-Mod win for Watson.

     

    The McDonald Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks were brought to green by Hoyt Mihalak and Derrick Tuttle with two-time winner and points leader Jason Easler starting back in twelfth spot for the twelve-lap main event. Mihalak led the first lap and was leading Kyle Adkins and Jake Shipman when Derrick Tuttle slowed to a stop on the back straightaway with three complete. Two cars spun in turn four before another lap was complete. At halfway Mihalak was still leading over Bud Sergeff, Casey Harmon, Jason Easler, and Jake Shipman. With three laps remaining Shawn McBride slammed the wall hard in turn four, bringing the red flag over the race. He was uninformed but fluid poured from the car, necessitating a lengthy cleanup. For the three laps remaining the order was Mihalak, Sergeff, Casey Harmon, Easler, and Shipman. Harmon came to second at green but Sergeff got back to second by the end of one lap under green. Zoey Gill then hit the wall, dropping debris and again slowing the field.  On the restart Harmon got by the leaders and then the top three ran three wide down the back straight on the final lap. Coming off turn four for the checkers Sergeff edged ahead, winning his twentieth Raceway 7 feature over Mihalak and Harmon but Harmon was penalized two position for “jumping” a restart. Jason Easler was third, and Shipman fourth.

     

    The Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks were brought to green by heat winner Russell Byler and Chris McGuire. Byler led lap one with defending champion Shawn Fawcett coming to second. Fawcett was leading after two laps with Chris McGuire now second and Don McGuire third. Fourth running Tony Marotto spun in turn four and was collected by Byler, who had fallen to fifth. Chris McGuire began challenging for the lead at lap five but a debris caution slowed the event on lap six. Before another lap was in the books Byler spun in turn four, again slowing the race. Coming to the end of lap thirteen Chris McGuire spun after contact from a lapped machine, collecting Tony Marotto. With one lap remaining Byler again spun in turn four, setting up a single lap dash for the checkers. After green again flew 2015 champion Fawcett, in his first appearance of the season, went on to the win over Don McGuire, Chris McGuire, Pat Fielding, and Marotto. It was Fawcett’s eleventh career win.

     

    The Bonnell Auto Group Economods started the biggest field in their history with twenty five starters for their fifteen lap feature. Tyler Frankenberry and Kyle Fellow brought the field to green but Josh Mueller and Brandon Blackshear got together in turn four negating the start. Frankenberry again led from green with Fellows, Harmon, and Chaddock trailing. Chaddock came to third at the end of three laps. At the end of four laps Chaddock was second but Frankenberry had a sizable lead. At six complete Haley Lapcevish spun in turn three, slowing the event and erasing Frankenberry’s lead. On the third attempt to get the race restarted three cars piled up in turn three but the leaders had completed the lap. With the race becoming a “caution-fest” the decision was made to restart single file.  Frankenberry led past the halfway but spun in turn four, turning the lead over to Chaddock with Harmon now second and defending champion Rick Prosser third after starting ninth. Under the yellow flag Chaddock pulled to the pit. Prosser then grabbed the lead at the start line, leading for just one lap before yet another yellow flag flew. Two more cautions slowed Prosser’s march to his second win of the season over Brian Toto,Mitch Wright, opening night winner Steve Haefke, and Mike Harmon.

     

    The final event of the evening was the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models with Alex Anderson and Travis Martineau leading the way to Roger Osburn’s green flag. On the initial start Ed Bolyard spun up against the turn one rail necessitating a compete restart. Anderson led lap one with former champion Kyle Zimmerman coming to second from third. Anderson led after green with Zimmerman challenging and getting by on the back straight. Khole Wanzer spun in turn four on lap three bringing yellow again. Zimmerman led after five laps with Anderson now second, Breyton Santee, up from ninth on the grid, Dennis Lunger, and Darrell Bossard. At halfway Zimmerman had a quarter lap lead over Anderson who was being challenged by Santee. Travis Martineau spun in turn two again slowing the race and erasing Zimmerman’s lead. Santee came to second at green with Lunger also getting by Anderson before another lap was in. Anderson then spun with eleven complete. Bossard was penalized to the rear for rough driving in the Anderson spin. With Santee and Lunger right on the leader’s rear bumper the race resumed with Lunger slipping high in turn two and losing seven spots. Up front Zimmerman was extending his lead over Santee with Wendell Pinckney third, Chris Withers fourth, and Bossard back up to fifth. Zimmerman built up a several car length lead at the checkers with the top five remaining the same.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Late Models:

    Heat 1: Wendell Pinckney, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Travis Martineau, Breyton Santee, William Pinckney, Corey Ruffo

    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dave Lyon, Khole Wanzer, Alex Anderson, Brandon Porter, Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers (DQ)

    Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Breyton Santee, Wendell Pinckney, Chris Withers, Darrell Bossard, Khole Wanzer, Dennis Lunger, Travis Martineau, Corey Ruffo, William Pinckney, Ed Bolyard, Alex Anderson, David Lyon, Brandon Porter

     

    Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods:

    Heat 1: Josh Ferry, Justin Carlson, Percy McDonald, Jeff Johnson, Bill Taylor, Gary Sullivan, Jesse Gould, John Woodward, Kirk Bradley

    Heat 2: Joel Watson, Troy Johnson, Josh McDonald, Dennis Lunger, Bruce Powell, Cale Crocker, Dan McDonald, Bud Watson

    Feature: Joel Watson, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, Justin Carlson, Jesse Gould, Cale Crocker, Gary Sullivan, Kirk Bradley, Josh McDonald, Bud Watson, Dennis Lunger, Bill Taylor, Dennis Dellinger, Josh Ferry, Jeff Johnson, Bruce Powell, Dan McDonald, John Woodward (DNS)

     

    Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods:

    Heat 1: Josh Mueller, Kyle Fellows, Eric Reinwald, Justin Chaddock, Chuck Steinle Sr, Bob Vogt Jr, Geoff  Conn, Gary Murphy, Steve Haefke (DQ)

    Heat 2: Tyler Frankenberry, Mitchell Wright, Mark Harmon, Brian Toto, Kevin Sergeff, Jim Muma, Kyle Reinwald, Ashley Rogers, Dennis Dellinger (DQ)

    Heat 3: Rick Prosser, Gary Miller, Brandon Blackshear, Brian Lacey, Tom Perkins, Haley Lapcevich, James Myers, Devin Henry (DQ)

    Feature: Rick Prosser, Brian Toto, Mitchell Wright, Steve Haefke, Mike Harmon, Kevin Sergeff, Eric Reinwald, Gary Murphy, Tyler Frankenberry, Brandon Blackshear, Kyle Reinwald, James Myers, Brian Lacey, Geoff Conn, Haley Lapcevich, Tom Perkins, Jim Muma, Gary Miller, Ashley Rogers, Chuck Steinle Jr, Devin Henry, Bob Vogt Jr, Justin Chaddock, Kyle Fellows, Josh Mueller

     

    Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:

    Heat 1: Don McGuire, Shawn Fawcett, Tony Marotto, Rob Bates, Brad Church, David Snyder(DNS)

    Heat 2: Russ Byler, Chris McGuire, Pat Fielding, Art Gilcrest, Richard Chess, Ken Lamp

    Feature: Shawn Fawcett, Don McGuire, Chris McGuire, Pat Fielding, Tony Marotto, Art Gilcrest, Ken Lamp, Richard Chess,Russell Byler, Brad Church, Rob Bates, Dave Snyder (DNS)

     

    McDonalds Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks:

    Heat 1: Andy Proper, Hoyt Mihalak, Zach Chaffin, Jason Easler, Pat Drennan, Joe Keney, Cale Sousa, Zoey Gill

    Heat 2: Bud Sergeff, Kyle Adkins, Casey Harmon, Derrick Tuttle, Brad Cole, Alex Forbes, Emily Stoyer

    Heat 3: Pat Hanlon, Matt Miller, Jake Shipman, Justin Boardman, Mitch Stokes, Jessica Harvey, Shawn McBride

    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Hihalak, Jason Easler, Jake Shipman, Casey Harmon, Justin Boardman, Andy Proper, Matt Miller, Joe Keney, Cale Sousa, Jessica Harvey, Emily Stoyer, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes, Kyle Adkins, Shawn McBride, Mitch Stokes, Pat Hanlon, Derrick Tuttle, Zach Chaffin, Pat Drennan, Brad Cole (DNS)

     



  • Driver Appreciation night set for this Friday!

    Conneaut, OH (May 17, 2016): Raceway 7 will show its appreciation to the drivers that make every Friday night special at Raceway 7 by awarding prizes this week to drivers, all donated by area and national businesses. Drawings will be held in all classes with participating companies including Bazell Oil, Lias Tires, Integra Shocks, Close Racing Supply, Amsoil (Gary Neubuer), MCR, McDonald Sand and Gravel. McDonald Meats, Lake Coty Paint, Performance Bodies, All Star Racing, Brad Penn Oil, Afco Racing, NAPA Girard, and Race 1 (Brad Hibbard). All prizes will be given out during intermission. A drum of racing fuel, oil filters, shocks, tires, and other race car parts will be awarded as well as gift certificates for many businesses are among the prizes offered.

     

    In racing action all five classes will compete with regular length features for each class. The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model class has had two winners in as many weeks. Kyle Zimmerman and Dennis Lunger both have wins but it’s Darrell Bossard leading the standings by ten markers over Lunger with Zimmerman third. Dave Lyon and Breyton Santee fill out the top five.

     

    Last Friday night Mike Potosky ended an eight year win drought in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods. With opening night winner Joel Watson not racing last week Potosky leads the way in the season points chase over John Woodward by sixteen points. Troy Johnson is another two points back with Dennis Lunger (returning to E-Mods this summer) and rookie Josh Ferry filling out the top five.

     

    Opening night winner Rob Bates leads the Campbell Mini Storage Street Stocks by a huge margin after only two weeks of racing. Week 2 winner Leigh Wheeler is 80 points back in second with Jimmy Kennerknecht third, Tony Marotto fourth, and Terry Wheeler fifth.

     

    Defending champion Rick Prosser leads the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods after winning last week. Opening night winner Steve Haefke trails by 26 markers with Eric Reinwald, Josh Mueller, and Kevin Sergeff third through fifth.

     

    Jason Easer, a double winner after only two weeks of racing, leads the McDonald Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks over Casey Harmon by 24 points. Hoyt Mihalak is currently third with defending champion Brad Cole fourth and defending champion Bud Sergeff fifth.

     

    Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Rt 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for regular events is $10 and children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 with minimum age 16. Children under 16 admitted with a “Minor Release” form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Raceday information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at www.raceway7.com.



  • Potosky ends win drought!

    ACWheeler wins first-ever, Easler gets two in a row, Lunger and Prosser score first of season.

     

    Conneaut, OH (May 13, 2016): Beautiful weather greeted fans and race teams for the second week of the 2016 season that also featured the front-straight wedding of  long-time track employees Jim Balentine and Donna Inskeep. On the track Mike Pototsky finally ended a nine-year absence from the Bonnell Collision Service E-Mods Winner’s Corcle while Dennis Lunger collected his first Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model win of the year, defending Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods champion Rick Prosser won his first of the year, Leigh Wheeler went to Raceway 7’s Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks Victory Lane for the first time ever, and Jason Easler again demonstrated dominating speed in his McDonald’s Sans & Gravel Mini Stock, handily winning his second feature in as many weeks.

     

    The first feature on the track was the McDonald Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks, brought to green by Kyle Adkins and Scott Gill. Adkins got high in turn one, winding up against the fence in turn two. After green was again flying, Gill led to turn four when Sergeff and Hoyt Mihalak got by him for first and second. Mihalak took over from Sergeff on the back stretch on lap two. At  lap four seventh staring Jason Easler took over second and set sail for the lead. At halfway Mihalak enjoyed a two length lead with Easler right on the rear bumper of the leader a lap later. With three left Easler was about a foot in front at the line and fully in the lead on the back straight just as sixth-running Scott Gill flipped in turn two, bringing red over the event. At green Easler and Hoyt made contact several times on the first lap of green but then Easler pulled away to his second win in a row to start the season over Mihalak, Sergeff, defending champion Brad Cole, and Justin Boardman.

     

    Tony Marotto and Guy Adams brought the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks to green with Marotto leading at the end of one lap and Leigh Wheeler coming to second from outside row two. Wheeler, using the low side, got alongside at lap five and was leading a lap later after contact in turn four, which slowed Marotto enough to allow last week’s winner Rob Bates to come to second. At the end of lap eight the engine in Garrett Calvert’s car exploded in smoke and flame right at the finish line, bringing out the red flag. When racing resumed it was Wheeler, Bates, Marotto, Terry Wheeler, and Art Gilchrist leading the way. The order remained the same through the white flag when Marotto suddenly lost power and pulled to the infield on the final lap, and scored fifth.

     

    Defending champion Rick Prosser started the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economod feature from the pole with young Brian Toto to his right. Prosser grabbed the immediate lead with Toto second and last week’s winner Steve Haefke third. On lap four in turn four Mitchell Wright spun, bringing out the first caution. Prosser brought the field back to green then on the back straight Toto got out of shape, “saved” his mount but lost several spots. Coming through turn four at lap six second-running Eric Reinwald spun into a tractor tire on turn four, again slowing the field. At halfway Prosser led eighth starting Chuck Steinle Sr, and Tyler Frankenberry. The finish was Prosser, Steinle Sr, Frankenberry, Mike Harmon, and Brian Toto.

     

    Darrell Bossard and Khole Wanzer brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model feature to green with Bossard leading lap one over Wanzer and Dennis Lunger. At the line after two laps Wanzer and Wendell Pinckney got together on the main straight nearly getting into the front straight wall but got it straightened out without a crash. Coming out of turn two on lap three Billy Henry and Travis Martineau got together, bringing caution over the field. Pinckney lost power on lap four, coming to a halt in turn three, bringing caution over the field again. At green Kyle Zimmerman came to second with fifth starting Dennis Lunger up to third. At halfway Brandon Porter spun in turn four again slowing the field. The order at this point was Bossard, Zimmerman, Lunger, Dave Lyon, and Breyton Santee. At green Lunger got second and then the lead at the line just as Porter and Bolyard got together inI turn one. Lunger brought the field back to green with Bossard and Zimmerman right behind. Lunger extended his lead until the next caution at lap fifteen when his teammate Travis Martineau hit the wall  in turn one then ending up sitting backward right in the racing  groove. Ed Bolyard spun for the next caution with four to go, relegating himself to the pit after being charged with three. With three laps to go Lyon came to fourth. Bossard made a charge off turn four to the white flag then again for the checkers but came up short each time. Lunger got his first win of the season with Bossard settling for second, Zimmerman third, Lyon fourth, and Santee fifth.

     

    Josh Ferry and defending champion Percy McDonald brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to green with McDonald leading lap one over Ferry, Troy Johnson, Mike Potosky, and Bud Watson. With two compete Matt Lux had moved into the top five and caution flew as Dan McDonald clobbered one of the tractor tires in turn four at three complete. At green Johnson came to second with Lux to third. Jesse Gould spun in turn one at four laps in then on green Potosky got by Lux. Potosky tried inside and outside to get by Johnson, finally getting the job done at nine complete. Johnson didn’t give up, coming back alongside at lap eleven but Potosky then pulled away. Caution again flew when pole sitter Ferry and Josh McDonald spun in turn four. Lunger got to third on green then at lap thirteen Potosky, Percy McDonald and Lunger were all fighting for the lead when Josh Ferry again spun out. Potosky was the leader on green with Lunger coming to second and Lux to third. Fifth starting Potosky increased his lead over the rest of the distance, scoring his first win since 2008 over tenth starting Lunger, Lux, John Woodward, and Johnson.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

    Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Kyle Zimmerman, Travis Martineau, Brandon Porter, Alex Anderson, Corey Ruffo, Hunter Hulley

    Heat 2: Darrell Bossard, Wendell Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Billy Henry, Dave Lyon, Breyton, Santee, William Pinckney, Ed Bolyard

    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Darrell Bossard, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Lyon, Breyton Santee, Dave Airgood, Chris Withers, Khole Wanzer, Alex Anderson, Brandon Porter, William Pinckney, Hunter Hulley, Ed Bolyard, Travis Martineau, Wendall Pinckney

     

    Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods:

    Heat 1: Mike Potosky, Josh McDonald, Josh Ferry, Troy Johnson, John Woodward, Bill Taylor, Carl McKinney

    Heat 2: Matt Lux, Bud Watson, Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Dennis Lunger, Jesse Gould

    Feature: Mike Potosky, Dennis Lunger, Matt Lux, John Woodward, Troy Johnson, Bud Watson, Josh Ferry, Dan McDonald, Bill Taylor, Jesse Gould, Percy McDonald, Josh McDonald, Carl McKinney (DNS)

     

    Bonnell’s Auto Sales  Economods:

    Heat 1: Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Gary Miller, Tyler Frankenberry, Josh Mueller, Gary Murphy, Kyle Reinwald, Jim Muma, Mike Harmon

    Heat 2: Steve Haefke, Kevin Sergeff, Brian Toto, Chuck Steinle Sr, Gary Miller, Mitchell Wright, Tom Perkins, Dennis Dellinger, Ashley Rogers

    Feature: Rick Prosser, Chuck Steinle Sr, Tyler Frankenberry, Mike Harmon, Brian Toto, Gary Miller, Kevin Sergeff, Mitch Wright, Josh Mueller, Buzz Seitz,Gary Murphy, Jim Muma, Kyle Reinwald,Tom Perkins, Ashley Rogers, Eric Reinwald, Jim Haefke, Dennis Dellinger (DNS)

     

    Campbell Mini Storage Street Stocks:

    Heat 1: Rob Bates, Tony Marotto, Guy Adams, Leigh Wheeler, Terry Wheeler, Art Gilchrist, Richard Chess, Garrett Calvert

    Feature: Leigh Wheeler, Rob Bates, Terry Wheeler, Art Gilchrist, Tony Marotto, Richard Chess, Garrett Calvert, Guy Adams

     

    McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks:

    Heat 1: Hoyt Mihalak, Jason Easler, Kyle Adkins, Scott Gill, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, LoganKeney, Alex Forbes

    Heat 2: Casey Harmon, Bud Sergeff, Pat Drennan, Shawn McBride, Derrick Tuttle, Jessica Harvey, Emily Stoyer, Tyler Barr

    Feature: Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, Bud Sergeff, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Casey Harmon, Pat Drennan, Shawn McBride, Emily Stoyer, Derek Tuttle, Scott Gill, Logan Keney, Jessica Harvey, Alex Forbes,Tyler Barr, Kyle Adkins

     

     

     



  • Raceway 7 has full card set for week 2 of 2016 season!

    Conneaut, OH (May 11, 2016): After a successful opening night all five classes of racers will return this Friday to Raceway 7 for a regular card of action-packed high-speed excitement.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models will again lead the program with past champion Kyle Zimmerman looking to make it two in a row. Darrell Bossard wound up second last week so will be looking for one more spot forward in the rundown. Dennis Lunger, Breyton Santee, and Matt Latta, all former winners, filled out the top five and are expected to be contending for the win.

    Joel Watson, a winner in every class he ever competed, dominated the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods opening night. Can he make it two in a row? Josh Ferry, a standout in the Economos over the last two years, moved up and ran second last week, a real accomplishment for the youngster. Ferry always runs well and may have something for the veteran Watson. Another veteran, Troy Johnson, wound up third with Crate Late Model veteran Dennis Lunger doing double duty and winding up fourth last week in his first night in an E-Mod in several years. Filling out the top five last week was former Steel Block Late Model champion Billy Henry, moving onto E-Mods after a successful Crate Late Model Career. 2015 class champion Percy McDonald was sixth.

    A slim field of Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks raced last week with Rob Bates collecting the win over Brandon Groters and Jimmy Kennerknecht.

    Steve Haefke had an excellent race last week, picking up his first win of the season in the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods, winning over last year’s champion Rick Prosser and Eric Reinwald. Youngsters Josh Mueller and Kyle Fellows filled out the top five.

    Jason Easler showed incredible speed in his McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stock, winning by a comfortable margin after near disaster with an infield-marking tire at the start of last week’s feature. 2015 champion Brad Cole was second with Casey Harmon third, Casey Burch fourth, and Scott Gill fifth.

    Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Rt 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for regular events is $10 and children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 with minimum age 16. Children under 16 admitted with a “Minor Release” form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Raceday information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at www.raceway7.com.



  • Zimmerman, Watson, Haefke, Bates, and Easler all collect opening night wins!

    Conneaut, OH (May 6, 2016): The 2016 racing season finally got underway at Raceway 7 with all five classes competing in regular length features. Winners included Kyle Zimmerman in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models, , a former track champion, Joel Watson in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods, a multiple former track champion, Steve Haefke in the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods, Rob Bates in the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks, and Jason Easler in the McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks.

     

    During intermission drivers passed their helmets through the grandstands, collectIng $833 for the family of Charlie Floyd, who passed away April 19 after a crash at Southern Ohio Speedway on April 15th.

     

    The Campbell Mini  Storage Street Stocks were first on the track with Rob Bates and Jimmy Kennerknecht leading the slim three-car field to Roger Osburn’s green flag. Six cars had signed in and run the heat but David Snyder, Gary Miller, and John Bailey all experienced problems and were unable to start the feature. With the feature length reduced to only six laps Bates led the way with Brandon Groters quickly coming to second. Bates went on to the win, his second feature win at Raceway 7 with Groters winding up second and Kennerknecht third.

     

    Steve Haefke started the Bonnell Auto Sales Economod feature from the pole with Dan McEwen alongside after scheduled outside pole sitter Jeff Coon opted to fall to the rear. The field only made it to turn one when Eric Reinwald and Brian Toto came together after Buzz Seitz slowed causing a chain reaction. The second attempt at getting the race underway also only made it to turn one when Chuck Steinle Sr looped his mount. Haefke led lap one on the next attempt with Josh Mueller coming from sixth at the green to second. On lap four defending Rick Prosser was challenging for second when Ashley Rogers spun in turn four, bringing caution again over the field. Haefke brought the field back to green with Mueller and Prosser side by side right behind. By the end of five Prosser was second. Toto then looped it in turn one, again bringing caution over the event. On the first lap under green Dan McEwen slowed suddenly in turn three and was hit hard by Buzz Seitz, slowing the field for the fourth time in the first five laps. Caution number five occurred when Kevin Sergeff spun in turn one with the top five now being Haefke, Prosser, Mueller, Eric Reinwald, and Mike Harmon. At halfway Reinwald had moved to third but Haefke and Prosser were opening a lead. With five to go Dennis Dellinger moved into the top five. Brian Toto then came to a halt in turn four, bringing caution number six. Only nine of the twenty starters were still running at the lap ten restart. With two laps remaining Kyle Fellows came to fifth. The finishing order was Haefke, Prosser, Reinwald, Mueller, and Fellows.

     

    After a tribute to deceased racer Charlie Floyd the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models paced the track in the “Missing Man” formation with the pole position left open in tribute to a fallen comrade. After the tribute pole-sitter Kyle Zimmerman with Breyton Santee on the outside led the fifteen competitors to green. Former champion Zimmerman got sideways in turn one with the resulting pileup seeing Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Brandon Porter, and William Pinckney coming to a halt while Zimmerman was able to right his mount and keep going and not getting charged with the caution and keeping his spot for the restart. For the restart Zimmerman led but Porter spun in turn one, again slowing the field. For the third time Zimmerman and Santee brought the field to green, this time with the race getting going. At the end of three Darrell Bossard was battling for second with Dave Lyon fourth and Dennis Lunger fifth. Wendell Pinckney then spun in turn one. One more lap was green before Brandon Porter and Ed Bolyard spun in turn four.  At six laps complete the top five were now Zimmerman, Bossard, Lunger, Santee, and Matt Latta. The order was the same at halfway. Over the remaining distance Zimmerman increased his lead, winning his ninth career Raceway 7 feature by half a straight over Bossard. Lunger, Santee, and Latta filled out the top five.

     

    John Woodward and Joel Watson brought the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods to green with Watson, a multiple time champion leading after one lap when yellow flew after Jacob Eucker and Chuck Steinle Jr came together hard at the end of the lap. Eucker had to be towed from the track. Steinle was able to exit the track under power but was unable to rejoin the field. Rookie Josh Ferry got by Woodward for second at the end of two laps with Mike Potosky running fourth and Dan McDonald fifth after four laps complete. By the time of the next caution Watson had a half straight lead when Dennis Lunger spun in turn one. On green Woodward got back by Ferry for second. At halfway the order was Watson, Woodward, Ferry, Troy Johnson (from twelfth), and Mike Potosky. Dan McDonald spun in turn two at thirteen complete for the next caution. Ferry got back to second on green but Watson was cruising to his first win of the new season. At the checkers Watson had a near half straight lead over Ferry with Johnson coming to third with three laps remaining. Woodward wound up fourth with ninth starting Dennis Lunger rounding out the top five.

     

    The final feature of the 2016 season opener was the McDonald Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks with Alex Forbes and Brian McGarvie leading the way. On green fourth starting Hoyt Mihalak came to the lead but caution flew when Alex Forbes spun in turn three. The restart had McGarvie and Joe Keney on the front row and Mihalak and defending champion Brad Cole in row two. This time Cole jumped to the immediate lead with Mihalak second. In turn four of lap two Shawn McBride struck one of the infield marking tractor tires and rolled side for side, bringing a red flag condition over the raceway. Cole grabbed the lead again when the racing resumed with Casey Harmon second, and Hoyt Mihalak alongside at lap six, the halfway point. At seven complete Easler came to second after clipping one of the infield marking tires and nearly flipping in turn four on an earlier restart. With two laps left Easler was leading and on his way to his first victory of the season at Raceway 7 with Cole, Harmon, Casey Burch and Scott Gill filling out the top five.

     

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

    Heat 1: David Lyon, Matt Latta, Dennis Lunger, Breyton Santee, Chris Withers, Dave Airgood, Ed Bolyard, William Pinckney

    Heat 2: Darrell Bossard, Wendell Pinckney, Kyle Zimmerman, Travis Martineau, Khole Wanzer, Alex Anderson, Brandon Porter

    Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Dennis Lunger, Breyton Santee, Matt Latta, Wendell Pinckney, Travis Martineau, Chris Withers, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, Dave Airgood, Dave Lyon, Brandon Porter, Ed Bolyard, Alex Anderson

     

    Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods:

    Heat 1: Billy Henry, Jake Eucher, John Woodward, Josh Ferry, Dennis Lunger, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bill Taylor

    Heat 2: Joel Watson, Mike Potosky, Dan McDonald, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald , Troy Johnson

    Feature: Joel Watson, Josh Ferry, Troy Johnson, John Woodward, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Mike Potosky, Jacob Eucker, Chuck Steinle Jr

     

    Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:

    Heat: Brandon Groters, Rob Bates, Jimmy Kennerknecht, David Snyder, John Bailey, Gary Miller

    Feature: Rob Bates, Brandon Groters, Jimmy Kennerknecht, David Snyder (DNS), Gary Miller (DNS), John Bailey (DNS)

     

    Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods:

    Heat 1: Josh Mueller, Mitch Wright, Brian Toto, Dennis Dellinger, Brian Lacey, Kyle Fellows, Kevin Sergeff

    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Jim Muma, Gary Murphy, Jeff Coon, Jace Ferringer, Mike Harmon

    Heat 3: Steve Haefke, Buzz Seitz, Chuck Steinle Sr, Dan McEwen, Ashley Rogers, Tom Perkins

    Feature: Steve Haefke, Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Josh Mueller, Kyle Fellows, Gary Murphy, Kevin Sergeff, Jim Muma, Mike Harmon, Dennis Dellinger, Brian Toto, Dan McEwen, Buzz Seitz, Chuck Steinle Sr, Ashley Rogers, Mitch Wright, Brian Lacey, Jeff Coon, Jace Ferringer (DNS), Tom Perkins (DNS)

     

    McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks:

    Heat 1: Casey Harmon, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie, Alex Forbes, Jessica Harvey, Mitch Stokes, Casey Burch

    Heat 2: Kyle Adkins, Hoyt Mihalak, Justin Boardman, Bud Sergeff, Chris Horton, Zoey Gill, Emily Stoyer

    Heat 3: Jason Easler, Scott Gill, Brad Cole, Joe Keney, Mike Barr, Shawn McBride

    Feature: Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Casey Harmon, Casey Burch, Scott Gill, Joe Keney, Hoyt Mihalak, Brian McGarvie, Zoey Gill, Chris Horton, Bud Sergeff, Jessica Harvey, Emily Stoyer, Derek Tuttle, Justin Boardman, Mike Barr, Alex Forbes, Shawn McBride, Kyle Adkins, Mitch Stokes



  • Raceway 7 set to open May 6

    Conneaut, OH (May 3, 2016): Raceway 7 will welcome fans and racers to the 2016 season this coming Friday, May 6, 2016 with a full evening of racing including heats and features for all five classes led by the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models.

    2015 champion Chad Wright will have his hands full defending his championship in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models against the likes of Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Lyon, Dave Airgood, Matt Latta and the rest of the field. The top drivers in the class will be gunning for the checkers every week.

    Percy McDonald will be back to defend his Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mod championship, the second of his career. 2015 runner-up Ken Zimmer along with Dan McDonald, Brent Rhebergen, and Chuck Steinle Jr are all expected to return to attempt to wrest away the top honors for the season. All are veterans and past race winner so Percy’s reign at the top may well be in jeopardy. Former Economods champion Josh Ferry is moving up into the ranks of the full E-Mods and will be in the hunt for the win and championship each and every week.

    Shawn Fawcett ruled the ranks of the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks, wrapping up the 2015 title with a huge 163 point edge over runner-up Ed Bolyard, himself a former champion. Fawcett could have sat out two weeks of racing and still won the title. Beside Bolyard, former champion Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, and Rob Bates will challenge for the champion’s laurels.

    The Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods were paced in 2015 by the veteran Rich Prosser, who is expected to defend his title in 2016. Prosser’s romp wasn’t easy with Josh Ferry always challenging. With Ferry moving up that task will fall to Eric Reinwald who improved every week throughout the 2015 season and is expected to be at the front on a regular basis in ’16. Brad Blackshear collected a couple feature wins last season and will be in contention again. The veteran Chuck Steinle Sr, now in his seventies, is going to race again this summer and will always be a challenge for the checkers.

    Brad Cole won his second Specialty Products Mini-Stock season championship last summer and will likely be a force in the championship hunt yet again. Former champion Bud Sergeff was in the chase all season trying to win his second championship but Cole prevailed in the battle that went to the final week of the season. Jason Easler, third in the standings last season, has built a new mount and will be looking to improve his standing. Youngsters Hoyt Mihalak and Justin Boardman will be in the field to make sure the veterans don’t have too easy of a time getting to the checkers.

    Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Rt 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for regular events is $10 and children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 with minimum age 16. Children under 16 admitted with a “Minor Release” form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Raceday information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at www.raceway7.com.



  • Raceway 7 set for “Test ‘n’ Tune” this Saturday, April 23

    Conneaut, OH (April 21, 2016): Raceway 7 will swing open the gates for the first of two practice sessions this coming Saturday, April 23 for the first of two practice sessions prior to the season opener May 6. Practice will commence at 7 PM and run through 9 PM and be open to all classes of racers, not just the Raceway 7 classes. The second practice will be run the following Saturday, April 30, again from 7-9 PM. Pit admission will be $20 for each night with grandstand admission free. A limited menu will be in effect at the concession stand in the pit area only.

     

    For the first two weeks of the regular season all five divisions will compete in regular-length feature including the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models, Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods, Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods, Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks, and the Specialty Products Mini Stocks.

     

    The first ‘special’ of the season will be the Driver Appreciation Night on May 20 with a give-a-way to teams in all divisions that will include shocks, fuel, tires, and various gift-certificates. Details will be announced as the date draws near.

     

    The Vintage Modified Series will make two visits to the track this season, the first on May 27. The Patriot Sprint Tour will also make two visits this summer, June 24 and September 2, the season finale.

     

    For the first time in the track’s history, the UFO Super Late Models will race at Raceway 7 with a $3000 to win show on July 22. Friday, July 29 the track will not hold an event due to a competing event at a near-by track but will run a special Sunday event, details to be announced.  All divisions will have specials thought the summer as well.



  • Raceway 7 sets Mall Show for racers April 2-3 in Ashtabula

    Conneaut, OH (February 22, 2016): A showing of this season’s race cars at Raceway 7 has been scheduled for the Ashtabula Towne Square in Ashtabula, OH for April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Cars will be brought to the mall on Thursday night, March 31st from 9-10 PM, or Saturday morning from 8:30-10 AM. Cars must be removed Sunday, April 3rd after 5 PM.

    Requirements include that the cars all have “drop mats” for possible oil drips, with all fuel cells being empty and the fuel cap taped over. The battery must be disconnected or removed.

    Sponsor displays are welcome but teams are advised to not sell products in their display.

    An autograph session is planned for Saturday from 2-3 PM for all participating teams.

    Teams should notify Kevin Santee via text/voice mail/ email if they are able to attend as soon as possible. Please contact Kevin at (440) 813-3359 or email to santeeracing@gmail.com. This will help with planning, setting up display areas, and more.