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  • Featured ImageRob Blair wins in the return of Super Late Models at Raceway 7

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    Conneaut, OH (July 24, 2015): In the much anticipated return of the Super Late Models to Raceway 7, Rob Blair led every lap on his way to the Super Late Model Victory Lane for the 38th time in his career. Counting wins in other classes at Raceway 7 Blair now has visited Raceway 7’s Winner’s Circle 90 times. During the event Blair was constantly hounded by Brent Rhebergen with Chad Valone third after starting eighth.

    In regular class action Chad Wright continued his domination of the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models, winning his seventh feature of the season in twelve starts. Brent Rhebergen collected his third Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods while Ed Bolyard also won his third in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks. Josh Ferry appears to have his season back on track, defending his championship mantle with his fifth win of the season in the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods night-capper. Jason Easler drove to Victory Lane for the second consecutive week in a wild finish after race-long leader Bud Sergeff lost a wheel in the final set of turns after warding off challenges from Easler most of the event. At intermission the crowd was treated to a giant fireworks display by Gibson.

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    Former champion Dennis Lunger and Bryan Salisbury brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to Roger Osburn’s green flag for their twenty lap feature with Lunger taking the lead at green and third-starting points leader Chad Wright coming to second. A spin by Dave Airgood slowed the event after two laps. Airgood did not restart the event. At halfway the order was Lunger with Wright challenging at every turn. Billy Henry ran third with Khole Wanzer fourth and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman fifth. At the line with twelve laps complete Wright was the leader. Yellow flew as the cars entered turn one on thirteen for the spun car of William Pinckney. Wright, looking for his seventh win of the season, brought the field back to green with Henry coming to second, Lunger back to third, Zimmerman up to fourth with Wanzer back to fifth. Caution again flew for Pinckney, spinning at seventeen complete, again bunching the field. At this green Lunger again got back to second but Wright was on his way to another win and extending his points lead, racing for his second Raceway 7 championship. Lunger wound up second with Henry third, Zimmerman fourth, and Wanzer fifth.

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    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods were next on the track with Brent Rhebergen starting from the pole with Dan McDonald outside. On the back straight on lap one Troy Johnson, Chuck Steinle Jr, and Josh McDonald all got together, slowing the race with Johnson heading to the pit with flat left side tires. Steinle and McDonald were able to continue. Rhebergen led the way when racing got going with Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, points leader Percy McDonald, and Kirk Bradley filling out the top five. Brian Mohawk’s spin in turn two brought the second caution with five laps complete. At green Watson immediately came to second but only one more lap was complete before Kirk Bradley spun at the top of turn four. Rhebergen again launched into a big lead right at green with Watson second and now Percy McDonald third. With nine complete Jimmy Diabo spun in turn two just as Bradley came to a stop in turn one. In turn two after green Watson slid high in turn two, dropping back to fifth. John Woodward slapped the wall in turn four at the halfway point, yet again slowing the event. For green it was now Rhebergen leading the McDonald brothers, Dan and Percy, back to green. Percy McDonald assumed second after green with brother Dan now third, Watson fourth, and Jesse Gould fifth. Rhebergen continued to extend his lead as he drove to his third win of the season over Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, and Jesse Gould.

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    The last time Super Late Models ran at Raceway 7 Rob Blair won his 37th Super Late Model feature, breaking a tie with Dick Barton for the all-time win record. After winning his heat Blair started their feature from the pole with Jake Finnerty on the outside. Blair grabbed the immediate lead but Bump Hedman, Kirk Bradley, and Terry Porter all spun in turn one. At green Blair led the way at the end of lap one but John Lacki got into the wall in turn four. At green Rhebergen, fresh off his E-Mod win, came to second with Chad Wright coming to third at the end of three. Greg Oakes got by Jake Finnerty for fourth at the end of four laps. Chad Valone then came to fifth a lap later. At ten laps complete the order was still the same with Blair opening a lead over Rhebergen. At halfway Rhebergen was starting to close the gap to the leader as Blair caught the back markers. Bob Dorman had problems at lap fourteen, bringing caution out again and erasing Blair’s lead. At green Wright got second from Rhebergen and Oakes came to third. John Lacki had problems in turn four at lap 17, again slowing the field with the top five now Blair, Wright, Oakes, Rhebergen, and Chris Hackett. Wright pulled to the pit under the yellow. Oakes challenged Blair for the lead  soon as the race went back to green, pulling even in turn four on lap twenty then experiencing problems the next lap, pulling to the infield. For the restart with five laps left it was Blair leading Rhebergen, Valone, Hackett, and Finnerty. At the checkers Blair had his 38th feature win with third starting Rhebergen second, eighth starting Valone third, ninth starting Chris Hackett fourth, and fifth starting Matt Urban fifth after early race problems.

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    Ed Bolyard, looking for win number three of the season, and Chris Hochschild, looking for his first win, brought the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks to green with Bolyard leading though the first yellow at lap four for a spin by John Bailey. When green again was shown Bolyard again led the way with Anthony Marotto now second until lap five when he pulled to the infield. At halfway Bolyard had a half straightaway lead over Hochschild, then points leader Shaun Fawcett, Tyler Green, and Bailey. That was the order at the checkers.

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    James Myers and Mike Harmon brought the small field of Bonnell Auto Sales Economods to green with Harmon leading the way until lap eight when Myers spun off turn four. At green Eric Reinwald came to the lead but slid high in turn two, slipping back to third. Ferry drew even with Harmon at twelve laps but fell back to second. Then at the end of the thirteenth lap Ferry completed the pass and went on to his fifth win of the season, closing some of the gap to leader Rick Prosser. Harmon finished second with Reinwald third, Prosser fourth, and Myers fifth.

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    The final feature of the night was the Specialty Products Mini Stocks, with Hoyt Mihalak and Bud Sergeff leading the way to green. Before the field all reached the start line Brad Cole and Derrick Tuttle got together, coming to a halt in turn four. Cole was able to continue but Tuttle required towing from the track. Sergeff led the way from the start with Mihalak second and Kyle Adkins third. By lap two Jason Easler was second from his sixth starting berth. Easler came to second after a lap six restart then challenged for the lead but Sergeff regained the lead, looking for his second win of the season. Then Easler drew even again at lap nine. Mihalak slowed and pulled to the infield with three to go and caution was shown at lap ten. At the white flag Easler and Sergeff were again even but Sergeff pulled ahead down the back straight, then lost the right rear wheel heading into turn three with Easler going on to his second win in as many weeks. In the final run to the checkers Justin Boardman wound up second with Kyle Adkins third, Sergeff salvaging fourth, and points leader Brad Cole fifth.

    Super Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Brent Rhebergen, Chad Wright, Greg Oakes, Jake Finnerty, Chris Hackett, John Lacki, Terry Porter, Brian Fardink, Bump Hedman

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    Heat 2: Rob Blair, Matt Urban, John Lobb, Chad Valone, Steve Kania, Kirk Bradley, Darrell Bossard, Nate Hill, Bob Dorman

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    Feature: Rob Blair, Brent Rhebergen, Chad Valone, Chris Hackett, Matt Urban, Jake Finnerty, John Lobb, Darrenn Bossard, Terry Porter, John Lacki, Nate Hill, Greg Oakes, Chad Wright, Bob Dorman, Brian Fardink, Steve Kania, Kirk Bradley, Bump Hedman

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Khole Wanzer, Billy Henry, Bryan Salisbury, Wendall Pinckney, Kyle Zimmerman, Chris Nicholson

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    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, Darrell Bossard, Dave Airgood, Bob Pifer, Kevin Santee

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    Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, Wendall Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Bob Pifer, Kevin Santee, William Pinckney, Bryan Salisbury, Dave Airgood, Chris Nicholson (DNS)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Joel Watson, Brent Rhebergen, Troy Johnson, Kirk Bradley, John Woodward, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Brian Mohawk, Steve Samuelson

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    Heat 2: Percy McDonald, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Butch Southwell, Josh McDonald, Leonard Enos, Jesse Gould, Alan Atkinson

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    Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, Jesse Gould, Ken Zimmer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Butch Southwell, Steve Samuelson, Jimmy Diabo, Josh McDonald, Alan Atkinson, Troy Johnson, Wayne Mohawk, John Woodward, Kirk Bradley, Leonard Enos

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat: Ed Bolyard, Anthony Marotto, Tyler Green, Chris Hochschild, Shaun Fawcett, John Bailey, Rob Bates, Dan McEwen (DNS)

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    Feature: Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Shaun Fawcett, Tyler Green, John Bailey, Dan McEwen, Anthony Marotto, Rob Bates

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Mike Harmon, Eric Reinwald, James Myers, Mitch Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr

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    Feature: Josh Ferry, Mike Harmon, Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, James Myers, Mitch Wright (DNS), Chuck Steinle Sr (DNS)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Gary Olson, Zoey Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie, Zach Downes

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    Heat 2: Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, Kyle Adkins, Justin Boardman, Ryan White, Scott Gill, Dylan Goodman

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    Feature: Jason Easler, Justin Boardman, Kyle Adkins, Bud Sergeff, Brad Cole, Ryan White, Zach Downes, Hoyt Mihalak, Zoey Gill, Brian McGarvie, Scott Gill, Gary Olson, Derrick Tuttle, Dylan Goodman (DNS)



  • Super Late Models return to Raceway 7 this Friday, July 24!

     

     

    2013 Super Late Model winner Rob Blair.
    2013 Super Late Model winner Rob Blair.

    Conneaut, OH (July 21, 2015): Super Late Models were the headlining class at Raceway 7 from its start in 1970 through the end of the 2007 season. Since then the class has only run periodic specials. The last time the class raced at Raceway 7 was July 19, 2013, with the class’s final champion, Rob Blair, taking the win. Expected entries include Blair and current Crate Late Model standout Darrell Bossard. Greg And Michael Oakes, Jason DuPont, Chris Hackett, Bump Hedman, and several others are also expected to appear and run for the $1500 winner’s purse.

     

    All regular classes will race as well with the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models being the premier class with former champion Chad Wright leading the charge. With six feature wins this season the driver known as “Wild Child” enjoys a 49-point edge over Dennis Lunger, the 2009 champion. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman, who won his first feature of the season last week, is third, another 29 markers behind Lunger. Lunger has two wins this year while Billy Henry and Bob Pifer each have one feature win.

     

    2009 champion and three-time winner this season Percy McDonald leads the chase for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods championship by 34-points over Ken Zimmer, a two time winner this year. Chuck Steinle Jr, although winless thus far this season, is third, another 79-markers from second and only three points ahead of two-time winner Brent Rhebergen. Justin Carlson, Brandon Blackshear, Joel Watson, and Mike Kinney each have one win this season.

     

    On the strength of four feature wins Shaun Fawcett leads the way in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks championship tilt over defending champion Chris Withers. Withers has yet to score his first win this season at Raceway 7 but is consistently near the front. Ed Bolyard, with two feature wins is third in the standings. Although Brandon Groters also has four feature victories, he is back in fourth as the result of several mechanical ailments, forcing him to miss the past two weeks of racing. Groters is expected to appear this week and will be a threat to win feature number five. Rusty Martz won a Penn-Ohio Pro Stock feature earlier in the season.

     

    Veteran Rick Prosser sits atop the heap in the race for the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods championship. Prosser has two wins this season and leads four-time winner and defending champion Josh Ferry by 61-points. One of Ferry’s four wins was the special $500 to win event last week. Russ Kapalin currently sits third in the standings but a rough wreck at Eriez Speedway earlier this month has interrupted his season. It is unknown at this time if he will be able to rejoin the title chase this season. Jace Ferringer has two wins on the season with Brad Blackshear, Steve Haefke, and Jason Longwell each scoring one win.

     

    Brad Cole, the 2013 Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion, currently leads 2012 champion Bud Sergeff in his quest for his second championship by only twenty markers. Defending champion Dale Fraschetti is currently third. Sergeff has four victories while Fraschetti and Cole each have two wins. Hoyt Mihalak, Casey Harmon, and Jason Easler each have one win on the season, Easler’s coming last 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 $15 for adults for this special event, 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.



  • Featured ImageDefending champion Josh Ferry wins Economod special loot!

    Zimmerman and Easler get first wins of season. Fawcett wins again! Percy McDonald celebrates birthday with third win!

    Conneaut, OH (July 17, 2015): The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods took center stage for a $500 to win special Friday night with defending champion Josh Ferry in championship form, leading from green flag to the checkers in a dominating performance punctuated by six caution periods. Defending Bonnell Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Model champion Kyle Zimmerman finally broke through with a win after starting sixth on the grid. Percy McDonald picked up his third Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod win of the season on his 42nd birthday. Points leader Shaun Fawcett took over at the front with two laps remaining and went on to his fourth win of the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stock season while Jason Easler got his first win of the season, outdistancing the field in the Specialty Products Mini Stock finale.

     

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    The first feature on the track was the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks with Chris Hochschild and Mark Frontera on the front row. Hochschild, looking for his first ever feature win, led from the start with Frontera second and points leader Shaun Fawcett third. On lap four Hochschild went wide in turn four allowing Frontera and Fawcett to get by. A lap later Fawcett went low and got next to the leader but fell back in line on the front straight. At six laps Dan McEwen spun, slowing the field under caution for the first time in the race. Frontera brought the field back to green with Fawcett trying both high and low to get by, until lap thirteen when he got by heading into turn three when Frontera went high, getting into the wall and bringing yellow over the field. Over the final two laps, Fawcett led with Chris Withers coming to second with one to go over Hochschild, Rob Bates, and Anthony Marotto. It was the fourth win of the season for the points leader.

     

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    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks were next on the track with Andy Proper and Jason Easler pacing the field. Easler grabbed the lead at the green. Before the completion of one lap caution flew for debris in turn four. Again Easler led at the drop of the green. Caution flew again at lap three when defending champion Dale Fraschetti hit the front straight wall just out of turn four. Easler again led with Proper second over points leader Brad Cole and last week’s winner Bud Sergeff. Sergeff came to third at five laps complete. At the end of eight Sergeff was second looking to close Easler’s near quarter lap lead. Sergeff never got closer as Easler went on to his first victory of the season over Sergeff, with Justin Boardman third. Andy Proper and Scott Gill filled out the top five.

     

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    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods were brought to green by Steve Haefke and Josh Ferry, the defending champion. Ferry led the first two laps of the twenty-lap special. Brandon Blackshear spun on lap three, slowing the event for the first time. Blackshear spun again on the restart in turn one, again slowing the field. Ferry led again after green with Haefke second and Rusty Wheeler third, up from ninth at the start. At four laps complete Blackshear spun yet again in turn one, ending his night. Again on green Ferry led, this time with Wheeler coming to second over Haefke with Brad Blackshear fourth and Eric Reinwald fifth at five complete then Prosser taking over fifth a lap later. Prosser spun out of fifth with nine laps complete. With eleven laps remaining Ferry again brought the field back to green with Wheeler, Haefke, Brad Blackshear, and Mitch Wright the top five. At halfway James Myers and Chuck Steinle Sr got together in turn four, slowing the action yet again. With five remaining Ferry led Haefke, Wright, Brad Blackshear, and Prosser. Wright looped his mount in turn four the Blackshear was sent to the rear for the restart due to his part in the incident. Ferry again brought the field to green, this time with Haefke still second, then Lee Patrick, RJ Simmons, and Reinwald. Ferry went on to his fourth win of the season over Haefke, Patrick, Brad Blackshear, and Simmons. In post-race inspection the third and fifth place finishers were disqualified for having four barrel carburetors, moving Blackshear to third, Eric Reinwald to fourth, and Prosser to fifth.

     

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    Jesse Gould and Jim Plance brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to green with Gould leading through lap two after a first lap restart. Plance got the lead at the end of three laps. At five complete Josh McDonald spun in turn four also involving Gary Murphy, Shane Crotty, and Jimmy Diabo. At six compete caution again flew again for Josh McDonald, spinning in turn four. Points leader Percy McDonald got the lead on lap seven. At halfway McDonald led Plance, Dan McDonald, Leonard Enos and Gould. At lap twelve Kenny Zimmer spun coming out of turn four. At green after yet another yellow Dan McDonald came to second and set off chasing his brother with Leonard Enos now third. With two laps remaining Howard Fraley got by Enos for third. The finish was Percy McDonald for his third win of the season over Dan McDonald, Howard Fraley, Leonard Enos, and Jim Plance. As a bonus, the winner was celebrating his 42nd birthday!

     

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    The night-capper was the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model feature with Darrell Bossard and Dave Lyon on the front row. Lyon took the immediate lead with Bossard second at the end of one lap. Chad Wright, looking for win number seven of the season, was second at the end of two with single winner Billy Henry up to third. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman was fourth at five laps complete. Lyon and Wright pulled away from the field with Wright getting alongside and getting by at the halfway point after the two got together with Lyon getting ‘air time’ in the incident. At eleven complete William Pinckney spun in turn two right in front of the leaders but both missed him. Lyon was penalized for rough driving under yellow, apparently retaliating against Wright for the earlier incident, and sent to the pit. After green Kyle Zimmerman got by Wright on the first lap with Billy Henry, Dennis Lunger, and Dave Airgood all getting by Wright, fading badly. With two laps remaining Wright spun in turn three, setting up a two-lap dash to the checkers. At green Zimmerman pulled out to the lead with Airgood getting by Lunger. At the stripe it was Zimmerman for his first of the season over Henry, Airgood, Lunger, and Bryan Salisgury

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    Heat 1: Dave Lyon, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Billy Henry, Bob Pifer, Joe Long, Breyton Santee

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    Heat 2: Khole Wanzer, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Bryan Salisbury, Joe Long, Wendall Pinckney, William Pinckney

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    Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Billy Henry, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, Bryan Salisbury, Darrell Bossard, Wendall Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, Bob Pifer, Joe Long, William Pinckney, Chad Wright, Dave Lyon (DQ)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Percy McDonald, Jim Plance, Jesse Gould, Chuck Steinle Jr, Shane Crotty, Gary Murphy

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    Heat 2: Dan McDonald, Howard Fraley, Josh McDonald, Jimmy Diabo, Ken Zimmer

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    Feature: Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Howard Fraley, Leonard Enos, Jim Plance, Jesse Gould, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Ken Zimmer, Josh McDonald, Shane Crotty, Gary Murphy

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    Heat 1: Ed Bolyard, Mark Frontera, Chris Withers, Anthony Marotto, Ron Boardman, Mark Hopkins

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    Heat 2: Shaun Fawcett, Rob Bates, Chris Hochschild, John Bailey, Dan McEwen, Scott Dellahoy

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    Feature: Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, Rob Bates, Anthony Marotto, Ron Boardman, Ed Bolyard, Mark Frontera, John Bailey, Dan McEwen, Scott Dellahoy, Mark Hopkins (DNS)

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Steve Haefke, Josh Ferry, Brandon Blackshear, Lee Patrick, Rusty Wheeler, RJ Simmons, James Myers, Mitchell Wright

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    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Brad Blackshear, Mike Harmon, Eric Reinwald, Chuck Steinle Sr, George Vestal, Brian Foley

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    Feature: Josh Ferry, Steve Haefke, Brad Blackshear, Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Mitchell Wright, Rusty Wheeler, Chuck Steinle Sr, James Myers, Brandon Blackshear, Brian Foley, Casey Harmon, George Vestal (DNS), Lee Patrick (DQ), RJ Simmons (DQ)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Casey Harmon, Derrick Tuttle, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Kyle Adkins, Mitch Stokes, Logan Keney, Jeannie Fowler

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    Heat 2: Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Andy Proper, Hoyt Mihalak, Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Zoey Gill

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    Feature: Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Andy Proper, Scott Gill, Brad Cole, Derrick Tuttle, Zoey Gill, Mitch Stokes, Kyle Adkins, Hoyt Mihalak, Dale Fraschetti, Logan Keney, Casey Harmon (DNS), Jeannie Fowler (DNS)



  • Economods race for extra $$$ this Friday at Raceway 7!

     

    Conneaut, OH (July 16, 2015): The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods will be the featured class at Raceway 7 this week, racing in a special paying $500 to win. Last Friday night Rick Prosser collected his second win of the season, extending his lead over second-running Josh Ferry, the defending champion. Ferry has three feature wins this season. Third place is currently Russ Kapalin but Kapalin suffered a devastating accident at near-by Eriez Speedway last Sunday. Although Kapalin was uninjured, his car suffered extensive damage to the point he may not be able to repair his racer in time to appear this week.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models have been dominated by former champion Chad Wright with six wins in ten nights of racing. Dennis Lunger, the 2009 champion, has two wins and is second in points. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman is third.

    The closest points battle is in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods title tilt with Ken Zimmer taking over the front spot after finishing ahead of 2009 champion Percy McDonald last week. Brent Rhebergen, picking up his second win of the season last Friday, is tightening the race for the championship. The three leaders each have two feature wins this season.

    Shaun Fawcett leads the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks points battle in his attempt for his first track championship by 41-points over defending champion Chris Withers. Fawcett has three wins this season while Withers has been shut out of the Winner’s Circle to date in the season, now in it’s second half. Four-time winner Brandon Groters is currently third.

    2013 Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion Brad Cole leads the mighty minis by 28 points over 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Cole has two wins on the season while Sergeff has four, including a stretch of three in a row. Defending champion Dale Fraschetti is third, only 35-markers out of the lead. The three most recent champions are locked in a tight battle to come out on top of the heap. Whoever wins, it will be the second of their career.

    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.



  • Featured ImageChad Wright extends Raceway 7 dominance to six feature wins!

    Rhebergen, Prosser, and Bolyard repeat! Sergeff gets number four!

     

     

    Conneaut, OH (July 10, 2015): Beautiful weather and a perfect track surface greeted race teams signing into the pit area for Raceway 7’s tenth event of the season, a night of regular racing featuring all five regular divisions with kids under eighteen admitted free if in a scout or sports team uniform. At the end of the night Chad Weight had his sixth feature win of the season and Brent Rhebergen, Rick Prosser, and Ed Bolyard each had win number two while Bud Sergeff scored his fourth win of the season in a rough and tumble night capper. During the first heat for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Dwayne Clay lowered the class track record to 18.549 on lap two.

     

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    Darrell Bossard and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models field to the green with Zimmerman taking the lead at the start and sixth starting Dennis Lunger coming to second by the end of lap one. Caution number one came in turn three on lap two when Bossard lost a wheel, spinning and then involving Wendall Pinckney and Joe Long.  Bossard and Pinckney (disqualified for exiting car) were unable to continue. William Pinckney lost power and came to a halt in turn one on lap three, again bringing caution. On this green five-time winner Chad Wright came to second and was alongside the leader on lap six on the back straight. Wright was leading at the completion of lap six. At halfway Wright led Zimmerman, Lunger, Dave Airgood, and Billy Henry. A lap later Henry exited to the pit. On lap fourteen Lunger used a ‘slide job’ to get by Zimmerman but Wright was gone, on to win number six and maintaining his points lead over the 2009 champion, Lunger. At the checkers it was Wright, Lunger, Zimmerman, Airgood, and Breyton Santee.

     

     

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    Twenty-one Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods started their feature with Jim Plance and Butch Southwell in row one. Six cars got together in turn three on lap one, slowing the race before the end of the lap. Southwell led from green with Brent Rhebergen gaining the lead before the end of one. Ken Zimmer, looking for win number three, was second by the end of three with Southwell back to third and Plance back to fourth. At five laps into the race Percy McDonald, the points leader, was fourth. At halfway the order was still Rhebergen, Zimmer, Southwell, McDonald, and Plance, with John Woodward challenging him for the spot. Yellow flew when Wayne Mohawk came to a halt on the racing surface. With eight laps left Rhebergen brought the field back to green with Percy McDonald now fourth and Plance fifth. On green Paul Phillips slammed the front straight wall, negating the start. On this start Troy Johnson, Troy Carr, and Paul Schreckengost tangled at green, all sliding into the infield. John Woodward came to fifth with four laps to go. At the checkers it was Rhebergen, Zimmer, Percy McDonald, Southwell, and Woodward. For Rhebergen it was win number two on the season for the third place runner in the points chase.

     

     

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    Ed Bolyard and Mark Frontera headed the field for the green flag in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stock feature. Bolyard jumped into the lead from the start with Frontera right behind. John Bailey looped his mount on lap four, slowing the event for the first time. At green Withers, the two-time defending champion, was second, looking for his first win of the season. Bailey again spun in turn two, again bunching the field under caution. With five to go the order was Bolyard, Withers, Frontera, Jamie Duncan, and three-time feature winner Shaun Fawcett. With two laps left Duncan got by Frontera for third. The final order was Bolyard, Withers, Duncan, Frontera, and Fawcett.

     

     

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    Veteran Chuck Steinle Sr and Brian Foley brought the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods feature to Roger Osburn’s green flag with Steinle taking the immediate lead. By the end of three laps Rick Prosser was second and leading a lap later, looking for win number two on the season. At halfway Prosser led Foley, who had got back by Steinle, with Derrick Dellinger fourth and Rusty Wheeler fifth. Dellinger slid into the turn two wall with eight complete. For the restart Prosser led Foley, Steinle, Wheeler, and defending champion Josh Ferry back to green. Ferry was up to third after one more lap. At the finish it was Prosser over Foley, Ferry, Wheeler, and Russ Kapalin, who got by Steinle at the final restart.

     

     

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    2012 champion Bud Sergeff was on the pole with Justin Boardman outside for the start of the Specialty Products Mini Stock feature with Sergeff immediately charging into the lead, looking for his fourth feature win of the season. Four cars piled up in turn one, negating the start. Involved were Casey Harmon, Kyle Adkins, Scott Gill, and Zoey Gill. Again Sergeff led at green with Jason Easler battling for the lead throughout the first lap. At five laps in Easler mounted a strong challenge but Sergeff came back, then defending champion Dale Fraschetti was second at halfway a lap later. Fraschetti took over at the front with three laps to go. Zoey Gill spun in turn four then Scott Gill spun, as the leaders came out of turn four, slowing the race again. Fraschetti grabbed the lead on the final lap but heading into turn three Sergeff and Fraschetti got together with Sergeff getting by for the win. Easler also got by for second with Fraschetti third. Jonny Boyd wound up fourth with Boardman fifth.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

     

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    Heat 1: Darrell Bossard, Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, Bob Pifer, Joe along, Bryan Salisbury, William Pinckney

     

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    Heat 2: Dave Airgood, Breyton Santee, Billy Henry, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, Wendall Pinckney

     

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    Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Breyton Santee, Bryan Salisbury, Khole Wanzer, Bob Pifer, Billy Henry, William Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Wendall Pinckney (DQ)

     

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    Heat 1: Dwayne Clay (New track record lap 2: 18.549), Ken Zimmer, Jim Plance, Paul Phillips, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Jason Longwell

     

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    Heat 2: Brandon Blackshear, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, John Woodward, Jesse Gould, Dan McDonald

     

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    Heat 3: Joe DeFazio, Butch Southwell, Troy Carr, Brent Rhebergen, Paul Schreckengost, Shane Crotty, Wayne Mohawk

     

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    Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Ken Zimmer, Percy McDonald, Butch Southwell, John Woodward, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jim Plance, Joe DeFazio, Dwayne Clay, Jesse Gould, Jimmy Diabo, Troy Johnson, Troy Carr, Pail Schreckengost, Brandon Blackshear, Wayne Mohawk, Paul Phillips, Shane Crotty, Jason Longwell, Dan McDonald, Josh McDonald

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Brian Crandall, Mark Frontera, Chris Withers, Tyler Green, Dave Myers, Jason Covey

     

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    Heat 2: Shaun Fawcett, Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Rob Bates, Jamie Duncan, John Bailey

     

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    Feature: Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers, Jamie Duncan, Mark Frontera, Shaun Fawcett, Jason Covey, Chris Hochschild, Brian Crandall, Tyler Green, John Bailey, Dave Myers, Rob Bates (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

     

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    Heat 1: Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Brian Foley, James Myers, Mike Harmon, Chris Clay

     

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    Heat 2: Russ Kapalin, Rusty Wheeler, Chuck Steinle Jr, Mitchell Wright, R J Simmons, Derek Dellinger

     

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    Feature: Rick Prosser, Brian Foley, Josh Ferry, Rusty Wheeler, Russ Kapalin, Chuck Steinle Jr, James Myers, Mitchell Wright, Chris Clay, Derek Dellinger, R J Simmons, Rob Bates(DNS)

     

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Zoey Gill, Scott Gill, Mitch Stokes

     

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    Heat 2: Dale Fraschetti, Derrick Tuttle, Jonny Boyd, Kyle Adkins, Dylan Goodman, Hoyt Mihalak, Casey Harmon

     

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    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Jonny Boyd, Justin Boardman, Brad Cole, Derek Tuttle, Zoey Gill, Hoyt Mihalak, Scott Gill, Kyle Adkins, Casey Harmon



  • Uniform night for kids this week at Raceway 7 as championship battles heat up in mid-summer!

    Conneaut, OH (July 7, 2015): Regular racing is scheduled for all five classes this week at Raceway 7 with kids under eighteen admitted free of they are wearing a scouting or sporting team uniform (Little League or school sports).

    Championship battles are shaping up in the second half of the season with three former champions at the top of the list in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models battle for the top spot. Chad Wright, the 2013 champion, leads the race with a comfortable 58-point margin over 2009 champion Dennis Lunger with defending champion Kyle Zimmerman another 38- markers back. Wright and Lunger have feature wins with Wright dominating with five wins this season to Lunger’s two. Zimmerman has yet to break into the Winner’s Circle. Billy Henry and Bob Pifer have the other two wins this season.

    Percy McDonald, with two feature wins, holds a slim margin of only two points over two time winner Ken Zimmer in the quest for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods championship trophy. Brent Rhebergen, with one win, is third, another 44-points back. Four other drivers have one win each, Mike Kinney (last week), former champion Joel Watson, Justin Carlson, and Brandon Blackshear.

    Shaun Fawcett has three wins and holds a 39-point edge over former champion Chris Withers (winless so far) in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks standings. With four feature wins, Brandon Groters holds the third spot. Rusty Martz, and former champion Ed Bolyard have one win each.

    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economod championship tilt is being led by former 1990s Street Stock and E-Mod champion Rick Prosser. Prosser has one feature win but a substantial 67-point edge over defending champion Josh Ferry. Ferry has three wins on the season but a string of mechanical failures has stymied his progress. Russ Kapalin, winless so far, is third, another 39-points behind Ferry. Jace Ferringer has two wins with single wins being recorded by Brad Blackshear, Steve Haefke, and Jason Longwell, in his first appearance of the year just last week.

    Thirty two points separate 2013 Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion Brad Cole from second-running Bud Sergeff, the 2012 champion. Dale Fraschetti, the defending champion, is currently third, 12 points behind the runner-up. Sergeff has visited Victory Lane three times this season will Cole and Fraschetti each have two wins. Hoyt Mihalak has one win, on opening night, and Casey Harmon also has a single triumph.

    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.



  • Featured ImageJim Kurpakus wins Vintage Modified special!

    Wright continues domination, first wins for Kinney and Longwell, repeat wins for Groters and Cole.

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    Conneaut, OH (July 3, 2015): Independence Day arrived at Raceway 7 with beautiful weather and one of the largest car counts of the season, with 95 cars signing into the pit area, and full grandstands. The Pennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds made a visit and brought thirteen of the racers that were the mainstay of dirt track racing in the era when Raceway 7 first opened in 1970. Jim Kurpakus of Leechburg, PA won the event in his 1949 Crossley-bodied modified.

     

     

    In regular racing Chad Wright continued his domination of the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model racing with his fifth feature win in nine nights of racing, tightening his grip on his bid for a second championship. Mike Kinney got his first-ever feature win in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods after many years of trying. Kinney dominated his feature, leading flag to flag and never having a serious  challenge. Brandon Groters raced to his fourth feature win of the season in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stock finale and Jason Longwell won his first-ever feature in The Bonnell Auto Sale Economod feature in his first visit this season. Brad Cole, the 2013 champion, captured his second feature win of the season.

     

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    Steve Haefke, a winner earlier this year, and Jason Longwell, in his first appearance this season, led the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods to the green with Heafke grabbing the lead at the start. Longwell ran second with fourth starting Eric Reinwald coming to third. At six laps in Haefke slowed with damage to the front and Longwell inherited the lead. With three laps remaining points leader Rick Prosser moved by Brad Blackshear for third but caution flew for a spin by Kyle Fellows in turn two, negating the pass. One more caution flew when fifth running Josh Ferry, the defending champion, looped his mount in turn two. After the final green Longwell went on to the win, his first at Raceway 7 with Brad Blackshear getting to second on the final lap and Prosser gaining third with Reinwald falling to fourth. Brian Foley wound up fifth.

     

    070315jpg477Hoyt Mihalak and Brian McGarvie brought the nineteen Specialty Products Mini Stocks to the green with Minalak leading the way until caution struck on lap four when Zoey Gill spun into the turn two wall. Former champion Brad Cole took over the lead at the green with Mihalak second and Bud Sergeff third. At four complete outside front row starter McGarvie lost his right rear wheel. At seven complete Jason Easler was up to second and Dale Fraschetti, the defending champion, fourth behind Mihalak. Fraschetti came to third a lap later and Sergeff also got by Mihalak for fourth. In turn three at lap eleven Easler pulled next to Cole but couldn’t get the lead. He tried again on the final lap but again Cole was able to hang on for the win, his second of the season. At the stripe it was Cole, Easler, Fraschetti, Sergeff, and Mihalak.

     

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    Mike Kinney and Bruce Powell brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod field to green with Kinney, looking for his first-ever Raceway 7 win, leading the way after lap one. Paul Phillips “lost the handle” in turn two at five laps complete for caution with the front five being Kinney, Powell, Chuck Steinle Jr, Gary Sullivan, and Dan McDonald. Phillips and Gary Murphy spun coming to the restart for caution number two. During the yellow second-running Powell experienced problems, heading to the pit and bringing Steinle to second. Sullivan took over the runner-up spot at the first turn after green with Josh McDonald getting by Dan McDonald for fourth. At halfway the order was still the same when points leader Percy McDonald spun in turn two from eighth place. At green Steinle came to second with Dan McDonald gaining third before the end of one lap. Murphy and Jimmy Diabo got together in turn one with both going into the spin cycle and caution was again over the event. Dan McDonald took over second at green with Ken Zimmer now up to fifth, looking for win number three of the season. Caution again at lap thirteen when Shane Crotty, making his first start of the season spun. With five laps left Bill Taylor and Gary Sullivan slammed the front straight wall hard after several cars made contact in three and four and the race was red-flagged. Both drivers were OK but the cars were heavily damaged. One more yellow slowed the race but then Kinney led the remaining five laps to win his first-ever Raceway 7 feature event over McDonald, Steinle, Ken Zimmer, and Josh McDonald.

     

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    After a four-wide salute to the fans the Pennsylvania Vintage Modifieds raced for fifteen laps with Jim “Dingo” Kirkwood from Perth, Australia and Al Harju leading the way. Kirkwood led to the end of the back straight when fifth starting Jim Kurpakus took over at the front. By the end of lap two Les Myers, the “Reno Rocket” was second from his tenth place spot on the starting grid. The leaders, Kurpakus and Myers, caught the rear of the field at five laps in when Chris Ketch spun his mount in twin two. Myers got alongside the leader in turn four at lap eight but wasn’t able to complete the pass. On lap twelve Myers again got next to the leader but traffic foiled his bid for the lead this time. With two laps to go Paul St John found the front straight wall out of turn four, again slowing the event. For the final two laps Kurpakus lengthened his lead, winning over Myers, Harju, Kevin “Marbles” Mohney, and Paul Bacchus.

     

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    Three-time winner Brandon Groters and former champion Chris Withers started the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stock feature from the front row with Groters immediately establishing himself as the dominant driver in the event, opening a half straight lead by the time seven laps were complete. Withers ran second with Rob Bates third, Jamie Duncan, and points leader Shaun Fawcett fifth. Josh Seippel slowed to a stop at lap ten on the back straight, slowing the event and bunching the field. Groters again led after green with the top five remaining the same. At the checkers the order was still the same.

     

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    Defending Champion Kyle Zimmerman and 2013 champion Chad Wright led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to Roger Osburn’s green flag with Wright taking the lead, looking for win number five on the season. Zimmerman ran second in the early going with Joe Long third and heat winner Dave Airgood fourth. At lap five Dennis Lunger came by Khole Wanzer for fifth. At eleven complete Lunger was challenging for fourth with Billy Henry trying to get by him. Wright went on to the win over Zimmerman, Long, and Lunger, who got by an apparently overheating Airgood on the final lap. Wright and Zimmerman had a half track lead over third at the finish.

     

     

    Pennsylvania Vintage Modifieds:

     

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    Heat 1: Les Myers, Kevin “Marbles” Mohney, Rick Majka, Gary Beers, Fred Casagni, Jim “Dingo” Kirkwood (DNS)

     

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    Heat 2: Al Harju, Jim Karpakus, Paul Bacchus, Paul St John, “Big Mike” Vanderwalle, Chris Ketch, Dan Osmer (DNS)

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    Feature: Jim Kurpakus, Les Myers, Al Harju, Kevin Mohney, Paul Bacchus, Jim Kirkwood, Rick Majka, Chris Ketch, Gary Beers, Paul St John, Mike Vandewalle, Fred Casagni, Dan Osmer (DNS)

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

     

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    Heat 1: Breyton Santee, Kyle Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Matt Harvey, Chris Nicholson, Mike Swansiger

     

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    Heat 2: Dave Airgood, Chad Wright, Joe Long, Khole Wanzer, Wendall Pinckney, Gary Winans, Bob Pifer

     

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    Feature: Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Joe Long, Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Billy Henry, Breyton Santee, Matt Harvey, Wendall Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Mike Swansinger, Khole Wanzer, Chris Nicholson, Bob Pifer (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

     

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    Heat 1: Mike Kinney, Joel Watson, Dan McDonald, Josh McDonald, Shane Crotty, Percy McDonald, Gary Murphy

     

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    Heat 2: Troy Carr, Gary Sullivan, Jim Plance, Bruce Powell, Paul Phillips, Jesse Gould, Wayne Mohawk

     

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    Heat 3: Bill Taylor, Ken Zimmer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, John Schenker, Rick Pratschler

     

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    Feature: Mike Kinney, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Ken Zimmer, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald, Percy McDonald, Troy Carr, Jesse Gould, Rick Pratschler, Wayne Mohawk, Jim Plance, John Schenker, Jimmy Diabo, Gary Sullivan, Bill Taylor, Joel Watson, Shane Crotty, Gary Murphy, Bruce Powell, Paul Phillips

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Chris Withers, Brandon Groters, Jamie Duncan, Mark Frontera, Gary Fisher, Bryan Wagner, Josh Seippel, Eric Harvey

     

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    Heat 2: Chris Hochschild, Ron Boardman, Shaun Fawcett, Rob Bates, Steve D’Apolito, Ed Bolyard, Jason Covey

     

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    Feature: Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Rob Bates, Jamie Duncan, Shaun Fawcett, Ron Boardman, Gary Fisher, Chris Hochschild, Steve D’Apolito, Ed Bolyard, Bryan Wagner, Josh Seippel, Jason Covey, Mark Frontera (DNS), Eric Harvey (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

     

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Kyle Fellows, Steve Haefke, Brad Blackshear, Chuck Steinle Sr, Bob Bellinger,  R J Simmons

     

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    Heat 2: Jason Longwell,Josh Ferry, Eric Reinwald, Russ Kapalin, Kevin Sergeff, James Myers, Brian Foley

     

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    Feature: Jason Longwell, Brad Blackshear, Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Brian Foley, Josh Ferry, Russ Kapalin, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Bob Bellinger, James Myers, Kevin Sergeff, Steve Haefke, R J Simmons

     

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    Heat 1: Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Brian McGarvie, George Rossi, Zoey Gill, Jack Hribar, Dylan Goodman

     

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    Heat 2: Justin Boardman, Casey Harmon, Kyle Adkins, Hoyt Mihalak, Mike Rotunda, Derrick Tuttle

     

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    Heat 3: Dale Fraschetti, Ryan White, Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Mitch Stokes, Logan Keney

     

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    Feature: Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Casey Harmon, Ryan White, Scott Gill, Logan Keney, Justin Boardman, Jack Hribar, George Rossi, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie, Mike Rotunda, Kyle Adkins, Zoey Gill, Mitch Stokes, Dylan Goodman (DNS)

     

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  • Featured ImagePennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds added to Friday Schedule!

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    Conneaut, OH (July 1, 2015): The Pennsylvania Vintage DIrt Modifieds will be visiting Raceway 7 this Friday. The cars, based in central Pennsylvania, are actual race cars that were run in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s and have been restored to their racing condition and will be raced during the evening in both a heat and a feature.

     

    This will not be an ‘exhibition’ event but actual racing by actual race car drivers.

     

    To learn more about the Pennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds visit their Facebook page, Pennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds.



  • Featured ImageFireworks plus five feature events to celebrate Independence Day at Raceway 7!

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    Conneaut, OH (June 30, 2015): Raceway 7 will usher in the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 3rd with a giant fireworks display by Gibson of Titusville, known for their pyrotechnics displays that are second to none. The display will take place during the intermission in the regular 5-Star show scheduled including the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models, Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods, Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks, Bonnell Auto Sales Economods, and Specialty Products Mini Stocks.

     

    Of the nine events scheduled for the first half of the season, only one date has been lost to rain. With nine race dates yet to be run points chases are heating up with 24 divers visiting the Winner’s Circle over the five divisions. Two classes (Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models and the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks) show clear domination by Chad Wright and Shaun Fawcett, and one class (Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods) is setting up for a tight battle to the finish between the three leaders, Percy McDonald, Brent Rhebergen, and Ken Zimmer.

     

    With eight feature events of the 2015 season run, 2013 champion Chad Wright has dominated, winning four of them, and leading the points by a comfortable 40-point margin over 2009 champion Dennis Lunger, who has two feature wins this season. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman rides third in his quest to repeat, 91-points behind Wright. Bob Pifer and Billy Henry won the other features this season.

     

    Former champion Joel Watson finally won his first Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods feature of the season but is mired back in fifth spot and trails leader Percy McDonald, twice a winner this season and the 2009 champion, by 95 markers. McDonald holds a slim seven point margin over single winner Brent Rhebergen with two-time winner Ken Zimmer third, only twenty points behind the leader. Chuck Steinle Jr is fourth, 77-points behind McDonald. Justin Carlson and Brandon Blackshear have the feature other wins this season.

     

    Shaun Fawcett is having a ‘career year’, winning three Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks features this season, including last week with a dominating performance. Fawcett enjoys a 60-point advantage over Chris Withers, a former class champion who has not yet visited Victory Lane this season. Brandon Groters also a three-time winner in 2015, is another three points in arrears of Withers after experiencing mechanical ails last week and not finishing the feature. Other winners have been Rusty Martz in a special Penn Ohio Prostock event, and former champion Ed Bolyard.

     

    Former E-Mod and Street Stock champion Rick Prosser only has one win this season but consistently ‘up-front’ finishes allows Prosser to lead the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods points race over defending champion Josh Ferry by 53-points. Although Ferry has three wins, including the first two weeks and last week, he has been plagued with mechanical problems, denying him valuable points in his battle to repeat the championship. Russ Kapalin has failed to win a feature but is always lurking nearing the front and is third in the standings, 79 points out of the lead. Other winners include Jace Ferringer, with two wins, and Brad Blackshear and Steve Haefke, with single wins.

     

    2013 Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion Brad Cole leads the standings over 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Cole has one win while Sergeff has visited Victory Lane three times, all in a row! Cole enjoys a 34-point edge at the halfway point of the season. Defending champion Dale Fraschetti, with two feature wins, is currently third another 16-points back. Hoyt Mihalak and Casey Harmon have the other two wins 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 visit www.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Murdick repeats Big Block Modifieds win at Raceway 7!

    Lunger, Watson, Fawcett, Ferry, and Sergeff win regular classes!

     

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    Conneaut, OH (June 26, 2015): The BRP Big Block Modified Tour made its annual visit to Raceway 7 with a full field of 32 ground-pounders signing into the pit area. After four heats to set the starting lineup, 30 of the 32 present took to the track for their 35-lap feature, the first event on the tour for 2015. After a redraw of the top three in each heat on the front straight by kids in attendance, Rex King Sr started from the pole with Shayne Pierce on the onside front row. Dave Murdick took the lead at lap 24 and powered away to a quarter-lap lead at the checkers.

     

    Dennis Lunger, the 2009 Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models champion, won his second feature of the season, leading every lap. Former many-time Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods champion Joel Watson took over the top spot at lap seven and went on to his first win of the season. Shaun Fawcett continued his remarkable season with his third Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature of the season, grabbing the lead on a lap one restart, then powering away. Defending champion Josh Ferry regained his championship form with a dominating flag-to-flag win in the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods feature. Finishing off the evening Bud Sergeff, the 2012 track champion, strengthened his lead in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks season championship battle. Sergeff took over the top spot from a restart at the halfway point.

     

     

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    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods were the first feature on the raceway with Jim Plance and Leonard Enos on the front row. Enos led the first two laps before caution slowed the field for a double spin in turn three. Enos again led with Bud Watson in hot pursuit but at the end of lap three it was two-time winner Ken Zimmer up to second. Again, only two laps were scored before another yellow slowed this event, this time for a spinning turn four. On lap six it was three wide for the lead coming out of turn two with Joel Watson joining the battle. Watson took the lead on the back straight a lap but caution again slowed the event and put Enos back on the point for yet another restart. After this green Watson again went to the lead and this time it stuck. At the end of seven it was Zimmer also getting by Enos for second but Enos fought back, regaining the spot again at nine complete. At halfway the order was Watson, Enos, Zimmer, Dan McDonald, and Bud Watson. With seven laps remaining Watson had a near quarter lap lead when caution hit once more for a single car spin. One lap after green saw Zimmer back to second. With four laps left Brent Rhebergen was up to third from eleventh on the starting grid. Watson led the remaining distance for his first Raceway 7 win of the season over Zimmer, Rhebergen, Enos, and Dan McDonald.

     

     

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    Dennis Lunger and Breyton Santee led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to starter Mark Osburn’s green flag. Lunger grabbed the lead at the drop of green with Santee and four-time winner Chad Wright right behind. At halfway the order was Lunger, Santee, Wright, Bryan Salisbury, and last week’s winner Billy Henry. That was the finishing order in the all-green event. It was Lunger’s second win of the season.

     

     

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    The BRP Modifieds took to the track next with thirty of the thirty-two cars present able to answer the call to green. Rex King Sr led the field to green with Shayne Pierce on the outside of the front row. Caution struck as the cars entered turn one on the first lap when Rex King Jr spun. On the next try eight cars got together at the drop of green and came to a halt with the track nearly blocked, bringing red over the event. Dust was deemed to be excessive so the track was watered before another attempt was made to restart. Shayne Pierce led with caution again flying at two laps complete for three cars spinning in turn one. Pierce again led at green with King right behind and Rick Richner third. King got by for the lead at lap six. Mat Williamson looped his mount as lap seven was starting, again slowing the event. Dave Murdick came from fourth on the restart to second by the end of the first lap under green. King caught the back of the field at halfway with Murdick about five lengths back. Yellow bunched the cars at lap 21 and gave the leaders clear track again. Murdick took the lead at a lap 24 restart and began open a big lead, a quarter lap by thirty circuits complete. At lap 33 Murdick got way wide in turn one but gathered it up, not losing much ground, and went on to the win over King, Brad Rapp, Rick Richner, and Kevin Boland.

     

     

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    Brad Blackshear and defending champion Josh Ferry led the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods to green with Ferry leading the way from the start. Cris Clay spin in turn two at lap four, slowing the race under caution. Ferry led the field back to green with Blackshear, Russ Kapalin, points leader Rick Prosser, and last week’s winner Steve Heafke filling out the top five. In lapped traffic Blackshear got the lead back then lapped traffic again got in the way, allowing Ferry to regain the lead. Caution with three laps remaining set up the dash for the win with Ferry now leading Blackshear, Kapalin, Heafke now fourth, and Prosser fifth. Blackshear again got by Ferry in turn three after green but Ferry came back to the lead and went on to win his third of the season, denying Blackshear his second of 2015.  Kapalin held on for third over Haefke with Prosser settling for fifth. Although Blackshear got by the leader twice, he did not lead at the stripe either time.

     

     

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    Former champion Chris Withers and Mark Frontera brought the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks to green with caution flying before the end of one lap when the pole sitter spun in turn one. Shaun Fawcett, the current points leader, grabbed the lead at the restart with Frontera second and Tim Burns third. Brandon Groters was fourth at the end of three laps and got by Burns for third at the end of five. Before lap six could be completed Groters pulled to the infield. At halfway the top five were Fawcett, Frontera, Burns, Matt Lozowski, and Withers, who had restarted from the rear after the lap one yellow. At ten laps compete Withers had moved to fourth. At the checkers it was Fawcett for his third win this season, then Frontera, Burns, Withers, and Lozowski.

     

     

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    Scott Gill and Casey Harmon sat on the front row for the start of the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature with Harmon taking the lead, looking for his second feature win of the season. At the end of two laps Jason Easler had moved to second with last week’s winner Bud Sergeff up to third from sixth on the grid. At halfway Zoey Gill came to a halt in turn four, unable to get to the pit, slowing and bunching up the field. For the green it was Harmon leading Easler, Sergeff, Brad Cole, and opening night winner Hoyt Mihalak. Sergeff came from third to the lead by the time the cars got to turn one on the restart with Mihalak to third at the end of seven. Sergeff went on to his seventeenth career win at Raceway 7 and his third in a row this season. Harmon was second with Mihalak third, Cole fourth and Easler fifth.

     

     

    BRP Big Block Modified Tour:

     

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    Heat 1: Brian Schwartzlander, Garrett Krummert, Rex King Sr, Shawn Fleeger, Tom Mattocks, Brian Weaver, Max Smoker, Jim Weller Jr

     

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    Heat 2: Mat Williamson, Rick Richner, Dave Murdick, Steve Feder, Bob Warren, Shawn KoArTandy Chronister, Kevin Hoffman

     

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    Heat 3: Rex King Jr, Shayne Pierce, Kevin Boland, Tom Glenn, Brad Rapp, Rodney Beltz, Steve Barr, Dillon Barr

     

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    Heat 4: Richard Regalski, Justin Wright, Jim Rasey, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Mark Frankhouser, Eric Gabeny, Jimmy Weller III, Carl Murdick

     

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    Feature: Dave Murdick, Rex King Sr, Brad Rapp, Rick Richner, Kevin Boland, Rex King Jr, Jimmy Weller III, Eric Gabeny, Jim Weller Jr, Jim Rasey, Garrett Krummert, Shawn Fleeger! Steve Feder, Mark Frankhouser, Richard Regalski, Steve Barr, Max Smoker, Bob Warren, Shayne Pierce, Shawn Kozar, Justin Wright, Dillon Barr, Rodney Beltz, Carl Murdick, Mat Williamson, Tom Matlock, Randy Chronister, Tom Glenn, Kevin Hoffman, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Brian Weaver (DNS), Brian Schwartzlander (DNS)

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

     

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    Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Joe Long, Khole Wanzer, Wendall Pinckney, Dave Lyon

     

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    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Breyton Santee, Bryan Salisbury, Dave Airgood, Bob Pifer

     

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    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Breyton Santee, Chad Wright, Bryan Salisbury, Billy Henry, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, Dave Airgood, Wendall Pinckney, Fave Lyon, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Joe Long

     

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    Heat 1: Joel Watson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Dan McDonald, Jim Plance, Alan Atkinson, Paul Schreckengost, Jimmy Diabo

     

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    Heat 2: Brent Rhebergen, Kenny Zimmer, Leonard Enos, Troy Johnson, Bill Taylor, Rick Pratschler

     

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    Heat 3: Bud Watson, Mike Kinney, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald, Jesse Gould, Mike Potosky

     

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    Feature: Joel Watson, Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, Leonard Enos, Dan McDonald, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, Mike Kinney, Mike Potosky, Jim Plance, Bill Taylor, Rick Pratschler, Bud Watson, Jimmy Diabo, Pail Schreckengost, Jesse Gould, Alan Atkinson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Josh McDonald (DNS)

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Tim Burns, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Ed Bolyard, Rob Bates, Tyler Green, Jamie Duncan, Josh Seippel

     

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    Heat 2: Brandon Groters, Mark Frontera, Matt Lozowski, Bill Banick, Garrett Calvert, Kyle Reinwald, Jeff Broniszewski, John Bailey (DNS)

     

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    Feature: Shaun Fawcett, Mark Frontera, Tim Burns, Chris Withers, Matt Lozowski, Rob Bates, Jeff abroniszewski, Josh Seippel, Kyle Reinwald, Bill Banick, Brandon Groters, Ed Bolyard, Tyler Green, Jamie Duncan, Garrett Calvert, John Bailey

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

     

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser. Eric Reinwald, Brad Blackshear, James Myers, Kevin Sergeff, Chuck Steinle Sr

     

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    Heat 2: Josh Ferry, Russ Kapalin, Steve Haefke, R J Simmons, Cris Clay, Mike Smith

     

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    Feature: Josh Ferry, Brad Blackshear, Russ Kapalin, Steve Haefke, Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, R J Simmons, Kevin Sergeff, James Myers, Mike Smith, Cris Clay, Chusk Steinle Sr (DNS)

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Hoyt Mihalak, Justin Boardman, Mitch Stokes, Kyle Adkins, Zachary Chaffin, Zoey Gill, Brian McGarvie

     

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    Heat 2: Casey Harmon, Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Derrick Tuttle, Matt Miller

     

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    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Casey Harmon, Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Justin Boardman, Dale Fraschetti, Mitch Stokes, Brian McGarvie, Kyle Adkins, Scott Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Zoey Gill, Zachary Chaffin (DNS), Matt Miller (DNS)