Frankenberry, McGuire, and Cole add to win records!
Conneaut, OH (June 3, 2016): The sun was exceptionally hot, as it has been most of the summer, and the racing matched as all five classes raced with Dennis Lunger collecting his first Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mod feature win while Chad Wright, the 2015 champion, returned to the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model Victory Lane in only his second appearance this summer. Young Tyler Frankenberry collected his second Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods feature win while Chris McGuire went to the Winner’s Circle for the fourth time this season. Defending champion Brad Cole made his second trip to Victory Lane this summer.
Chris McGuire, a three-time winner going into the feature, was on the pole and Bob Schwartzmiller, in his first Raceway 7 start this summer, was on the outside for the start of the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock feature that had its first caution on lap one when Jamie Duncan spun on the back straight on lap one, causing a complete restart. McGuire grabbed the immediate lead with defending champion Shawn Fawcett, a two time winner coming to second. With three complete Schwartzmiller lost power and slowed to a stop on the front straight slowing the race the second time. At five complete Garrett Calvert slowed on the front stretch slowing the race again. After this green points leader Rob Bates came to second. At halfway it was McGuire, Bates, Fawcett, Don McGuire, and Jamie Duncan. McGuire then began stretching his lead as Fawcett headed pitside with apparent mechanical ails, with Chris Hochschild now assuming fifth. At the finish it was McGuire for his fourth win of the season over Bates, Don McGuire, Hochschild, and Dave Snyder.
George Vestal and Tyler Frankenberry brought the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods to the green flag with Frankenberry leading the way to the yellow at the end of lap one as Mitch Wright spun in turn two. Frankenberry again led after green with defending champion Rick Prosser coming to second. At three complete Vestal spun in turn four but kept going, keeping the race under green. At five laps points leader Steve Haefke was up to fourth with Chuck Steinle Sr fifth. At halfway Frankenberry led Prosser, Reinwald, Haefke, and Steinle. With five to go Frankenberry had stretched his lead to half a straight over Prosser, then began lapping back-markers with twelve complete, just as caution flew for Haley Lapcevich and Jim Van Cise, both spun in turn one. Van Cise spun again in turn one on the first lap of green, again slowing the event. After green Haefke got by Reinwald but Reinwald had regained the spot at lap thirteen. As the cars were coming to the line at the end of fourteen Reinwald and Prosser got together with both spinning. Frankenberry, with Haefke now second, brought the field back to green but Gary Olson looped his mount in turn one, again slowing the race with two to go. Haefke got next to Frankenberry at the white flag but the young star went on to the win, his second of the summer with Haefke second, Chuck Steinle Sr third. Jace Ferringer was fourth with Kevin Sergeff fifth.
Two time former champion Bud Sergeff and Pat Drennan brought the nineteen car McDonalds Sand and Gravel Mini Stock feature to green with points leader and seven time winner this season, Jason Easler, starting twelfth. At the drop of the green Zach Downes got turned into the wall with Emily Stoyer and Easler getting involved as well. All were able to continue. A complete restart had Sergeff grabbing the lead at the drop of the green with Drennan second and Kyle Adkins third after starting sixth. At the end of three it was Sergeff, Drennan, Adkins, defending champion Brad Cole, and Hoyt Mihalak. Adkins came to second at five complete with Cole third at halfway. Emily Stoyer got into the wall on the front straight at six complete, bunching the field for the restart. Cole came to second in turn one after green and pulled even with the leader through turn four, then pulling ahead at the line. On lap eight it was three wide for second with Sergeff hanging on at the end of the lap. Easler was next to Sergeff at the end of nine but again it was three wide at the two lap signal. Cole led the way to his second win of the season over Adkins with Easler third, Bud Sergeff fourth, and Mihalak fifth.
Darrell Bossard and Chad Wright brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to green with Wright leading the way after one lap. Wright, in only his second appearance of the year at Raceway 7 led through the fist caution, at lap six, brought out for a spin by Mike Swansiger in turn four. After the race resumed it was Wright leading Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, and Bossard at seven complete then Lunger coming by Airgood for third, then by Zimmerman at the halfway point. Caution flew again at eleven complete with Breyton Santee spun in turn two. Wright brought the field back to green and Lunger quickly came to second with Zimmerman third, then Airgood and Bossard. At the five lap to go mark Hunter Hulley spun high in turn four with Brandon Porter also spinning low, setting up a single file restart. Wright led the way, lengthening his lead over Lunger to the checkers. Zimmerman wound up third with Airgood fourth and Bossard fifth. With his second place finish, Lunger, the 2009 champion, will unofficially take over the points lead.
Chuck Steinle Jr and Josh McDonald started the Bonnell’s Service Center E-Mod feature on the front row with seven time winner and current points leader Joel Watson starting sixth. Steinle Jr grabbed the lead at green with Lunger and Josh McDonald fighting over second as Paul Schreckengost, Kirk Bradley, and Mike Kinney got together, spinning in turn four as lap two was completed. Schreckengost retired pitside but Bradley and Kinney were able to continue. At five complete it was Steinle leading Lunger by a bumper with Josh McDonald third, Dan Davies fourth, and Watson fifth. Lunger was in the lead at the end of six with Davies to second at eight complete. On lap nine McDonald and Watson got together in turn four, spinning both of them. For the green it was Lunger, Steinle, Davies, Troy Johnson, and Ken Zimmer. At halfway it was Lunger, Davies, Steinle, Johnson, and Zimmer. Johnson was third at eleven complete and Zimmer fourth at twelve. With five to go Davies was pulling alongside Lunger at the stripe but Lunger was back in front a lap later. Watson was back up to fifth at seventeen complete, then with two to go, Davies slowed to a halt, smoke trailing from his car. Lunger went on to his first E-Mod win over Johnson by well over a quarter lap with Watson back up to third, Zimmer fourth, and Steinle Jr fifth.
Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:
Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Chris Withers, Mike Swansiger, Brandon Porter, Ed Bolyard, William Pinckney
Heat 2: Chad Wright, Breyton Santee, Wendall Pinckney, Dave Airgood, Khole Wanzer, Clay Ruffo, Alex Anderson, Hunter Hulley
Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Darrell Bossard, Chris Withers, Wendall Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, Clay Ruffo, EdBolyard, Alex Anderson, Mike Swansiger, Brandon Porter, Hunter Hulley
Bonnell Collision Service E-Mods:
Heat 1: Josh McDonald, Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Kirk Bradley, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Bill Taylor
Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, Jesse Gould, Paul Schreckengost, Mike Kinney
Feature: Dennis Lunger, Troy Johnson, Joel Watson, Ken Zimmer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Dan McDonald, Jesse Gould, Mike Kinney, Kirk Bradley, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Dan Davies, Paul Schreckengost
Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods:
Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Steve Haefke, Mitch Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr, Haley Lapcevich, Gary Olson , Kyle Reinwald
Heat 2: Tyler Frankenberry, Jace Ferringer, Jim Van Cise, George Vestal, Kevin Sergeff, Gary Murphy, Jim Muma, Ashley Rogers
Feature: Tyler Frankenberry, Steve Haefke, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jace Ferringer, Kevin Sergeff, Mitch Wright, George Vestal, Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Gary Murphy, Jim Van Cise, Gary Olson, Jim Muma, Ashley Rogers, Haley Lapcevich, Kyle Reinwald
Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:
Heat 1: Don McGuire, Shawn Fawcett, Chris McGuire, Mark Sanders, Dave Snyder, Garrett Calvert
Feature: Chris McGuire, Rob Bates, Don McGuire, Chris Hochschild, Dave Snyder, Tony Bruno, Ken Lamp Jr, Jamie Duncan, Shawn Fawcett, Garrett Calvert, Mark Sanders, Bob Schwartzmiller
McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks:
Heat 1: Brad Cole, Mary Hammond, Cale Sousa, Logan Keney, Emily Stoyer, Tyler Barr, Alexis Vogt
Heat 2: Bud Sergeff, Pat Drennan, Derrick Tuttle, Alex Forbes, Jessie Harvey, Scott Gill
Heat 3: Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, Kyle Adkins, Zach Downes, ZoeyGill, Corey Wick
Feature: Brad Cole, Kyle Adkins, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Cale Souza, Pat Drennan, Derrick Tuttle, Logan Keney, Mary Hammond, Jessie Harvey, Zoey Gill, Corey Wick, Alex Forbes, Emily Stoyer, Scott Gill, Zack Downes, Tyler Barr, Alexis Vogt