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  • Bossard wins first feature of year at Raceway 7 in final night of season! Watson, Hochschild, Blackshear, and Easler also win as Wright, McDonald, Fawcett, Prosser, and Cole claim championships!

     

     

    Conneaut, OH (August 28, 2015): The 2015 season championships were decided at Raceway 7 Friday with Chad Wright, Percy McDonald, and Brad Cole each getting the second championships, Wright’s first since 2013 and McDonald’s first since 2009.  For Cole, it was his first since 2013. Rick Prosser, a former E-Mod and Street Sock champion in the 1990’s, won his first Economods title and Shaun Fawcett collected his first ever Street Stock championship. On the final night of racing Darrell Bossard won his first feature of the season, Joel Watson and Brad Blackshear each collected their second win of the season, Chris Hochschild got his first-ever feature win, and Jason Easler finished his season with his fourth feature win.

     

    The first feature on the track was for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods with Dan McDonald, a feature winner earlier in the season, and former champion Joel Watson leading the way to Roger Osburn’s green flag. Watson immediately assumed the lead, a lead he would never relinquish and extend to a quarter lap by halfway into the event. On lap thirteen Steve Burns Jr slowed on the back straight, resulting in a caution period, the only slowing of the race. After green again flew young Jake Eucker, who had started eighth, made his presence known, coming to fourth on the first lap of green, then third a lap later. With four laps left Eucker was second but was unable to catch the leader, Watson, as he sped to his second feature win of the season. Percy McDonald was crowned the season champion with a record of four feature wins and eight heat race victories. Ken Zimmer and Joel Watson were heat winners.

     

    The closest points battle was in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks division with leader Brad Cole, the 2013 champion, and Bud Sergeff, the 2012 champion, entering the evening only twenty-three points apart. With both contenders scoring a second place run in heat race action, the stage was set for a feature race showdown. With Cole starting sixth and Sergeff fourth behind the front row of Justin Boardman and Scott Gill, third starting Jason Easler took off with the lead with Sergeff coming to second and Cole to fourth, then third by the end of two laps. The event was slowed at lap five for debris on the main straight and again on the restart when Dylan Goodman spun into the outside barrier in turn one. Easler went on to his fourth win of the season with Cole getting by Sergeff to finish second in the race and winning the points championship over third finishing Sergeff. Pole-sitter Justin Boardman wound up fourth with 2014 champion Dale Fraschetti fifth at the checkers. On his way to his second championship Cole scored seven heat race wins and three feature wins. Boardman and Easler were the heat race winners.

     

    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods were next on the track with heat winner Kyle Fellows on the pole and Brad Blackshear outside. Blackshear led from the drop of the green flag, never challenged while on the way to his second win of the season. Third starting Josh Ferry, the defending champion, came to second at lap six, holding the position over the remainder of the race which was slowed once under caution when Lee Patrick slowed at lap nine. Last week’s winner Eric Reinwald ran fourth with points champion Rick Prosser fifth. Prosser had wrapped up the championship, his first since the 1990’s, prior to season finale. His impressive 2015 record included an amazing twelve heat race wins and four feature wins. Heat winners on the final night were Fellows and Ferry.

     

    The Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks were brought to green by Chris Hochschild and four-time 2015 winner Ed Bolyard. Hochschild, looking for his first-ever feature win, grabbed the lead with Bolyard second. The race ran with no caution periods. Chris Withers, the defending class champion, wound up third with Mark Frontera fourth, and 2015 champion Shaun Fawcett fifth. Fawcett collected six heat race wins and four feature triumphs enroute to his first track championship. Heat winners were Withers and last week’s feature winner, Rob Bates.

     

    The final event of the 2015 season was the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model feature with Darrell Bossard and David Lyon starting on the front row. Bossard took off with the early lead, racing for his first win at Raceway 7 in 2015 with Lyon and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman right behind. Zimmerman came to second at the end of two laps and maintained that spot through the first caution period which came at lap eleven when William Pinckney spun out in turn two. At the restart Zimmerman again resumed the runner-up spot but at lap thirteen Lyon came back by him to regain the position. With five laps remaining Pinckney spun out again, this time in turn four. The last five laps were run without incident with Bossard scoring the win over Lyon, Zimmerman, Wendall Pinckney, and Khole Wanzer. Points champion Chad Wright was recognized on the front straight at the conclusion of the racing. Wright, experiencing mechanical ails on the car, was unable to start the feature but had wrapped up the championship two weeks prior. Wright ran up an impressive record of nine feature wins and nine heat race victories on his way to his second track championship. Lyon and Wright were winners in heat race action.

     

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

    Heat 1: Dave Lyon, Darrell Bossard, Khole Wanzer, Joel Watson, Joe Long

    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Wendall Pinckney, Bob Pifer, William Pinckney

    Feature: Darrell Bossard, David Lyon, Kyle Zimmerman, Wendall Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Bob Pifer, Joel Watson, Joe Long, William Pinckney, Chad Wright (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

    Heat 1: Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, Percy McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Steve Burns Jr, Jesse Gould, Rocky Kugel, Gary Murphy

    Heat 2: Joel Watson, Troy Johnson, Jake Eucker, Dan McDonald, Bill Taylor, John Woodward Jr, Joe DeFazio

    Feature: Joel Watson, Jake Eucker, Dan McDonald, Brent Rhebergen, Percy McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Ken Zimmer, Troy Johnson, Bill Taylor, Jesse Gould, Joe DeFazio, Steve Burns Jr, Rocky Kugel, Gary Murphy, John Woodward Jr

     

    Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:

    Heat 1: Chris Withers, Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Tim Burns, John Bailey, Matt Lozowski, Art Gilchrist

    Heat 2: Rob Bates, Shaun Fawcett, Mark Frontera, Brian Crandall, Garrett Calvert. Ron Boardman

    Feature: Chris Hochschild, Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Shaun Fawcett, Brian Crandall, Rob Bates, Matt Lozowski, Art Gilchrist, Ron Boardman, Tim Burns, Garrett Calvert, John Bailey


    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

    Heat 1: Kyle Fellows, Rick Prosser, Lee Patrick, James Myers, Ashley Rogers, Mike Harmon

    Heat 2: Josh Ferry, Eric Reinwald, Brad Blackshear, Mitchell Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kevin Sergeff

    Feature: Brad Blackshear, Josh Ferry, Kyle Fellows, Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Chuck Steinle Sr, Mike Harmon, James Myers, Ashley Rogers, Lee Patrick, Mitchell Wright, Kevin Sergeff

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

    Heat 1: Justin Boardman, Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Hoyt Mihalak, Zoey Gill

    Heat 2: Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Dylan Goodman, Dale Fraschetti, Kyle Adkins, Brian McGarvie

    Feature: Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Dale Fraschetti, Kyle Adkins, Scott Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie, Hoyt Mihalak, Zoey Gill, Dylan Goodman



  • Raceway 7 season ends this Friday, August 28! Points champions announced!

    Conneaut, OH (August 25, 2015): The seventeenth and final night of the 2015 season will be this Friday, August 28, at Raceway 7. All but Specialty Products Mini Stock champions have been decided with Chad Wright (Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models), Percy McDonald (Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods), Shaun Fawcett (Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks), and Rick Prosser (Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods) winning championships for 2015. The Specialty Products Mini Stocks battle will go to the final week between 2013 champion Brad Cole, currently with a 23-point lead, and 2012 champion Bud Sergeff.

     

    With nine feature wins over the season Chad Wright secured the championship with his win August 14. The defending champion, Kyle Zimmerman, will have to settle for second, only winning one feature during the season. Dennis Lunger is currently third in the standings but Billy Henry is only 58 points behind him in fourth and could gain the spot in the final event. Wendell Pinckney is fifth but only with a 9 point cushion over Breyton Santee.

     

    Percy McDonald will score his second Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod championship. With four feature wins he holds a 134-point edge over three-time winner Ken Zimmer, who, in turn, enjoys a 70-point advantage over single winner Dan McDonald. Chuck Steinle Jr is only eight points behind Dan McDonald with four-time winner Brent Rhebergen only a single point behind Steinle.

     

    The Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks have a first-time champion in Shaun Fawcett, who collected five feature wins on his way to his first-ever title. Ed Bolyard is a distant second with defending champion Chris Withers only five markers behind Bolyard. Bolyard has four feature wins while Withers has been shut out of the win column. Chris Hochschild, also winless with only one race remaining, is fourth with last week’s winner Rob Bates fifth.

     

    The veteran Rick Prosser was a top E-Mod and Street Stock driver back in the 1990’s but retired for several years, coming back in the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods in 2013, winning features and then in 2015 winning the season championship over defending champion Josh Ferry. Eric Reinwald won his first-ever feature last Friday night and is currently third in the standings. Russ Kapalin, winless in ’15, is fourth, a mere six points ahead of the veteran Chuck Steinle Sr.

     

    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks season championship will go right down to the final lap again in 2015 as 2013 champion Brad Cole holds a slim 23-point edge over 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Both drivers are experienced in championship battles and both have won. This battle will be an exciting one for the fans and drivers alike. Sergeff has five feature wins this season while Cole has visited Victory Lane three times. Jason Easler also has three wins this season and is third in the rankings, 41 behind Sergeff. Two-time winner Hoyt Mihalak is fourth with defending champion Dale Fraschetti fifth.

     

    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. Grandstand 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.

     



  • Max Blair wins his first-ever Super Late Model Special at Raceway 7!

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    Conneaut, OH (May 8, 2015): The Super Late Models made their final appearance of 2015 at Raceway 7 with twenty-eight time crate late model feature winner getting his first Super Late a Model feature win at Raceway 7, the track where he started his career in 2005. In regular racing action Bob Pifer took home his second win in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature, Brent Rhebergen got by race-long leader Troy Johnson on the final lap for his fourth Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods win of the year, Rob Bates collected his first-ever Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature win after leading from the drop of the green to the checkers, an exuberant Eric Reinwald got his first ever feature win in the  Bonnell Auto Sales Economods feature while Brad Cole strengthened his slim lead with a win in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks night-capper.

     

    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods were the first feature on the track with Josh Ferry and Eric Reinwald starting on he front row. Ferry experienced problems at the start and never came up to speed end was hit in turn one, spinning on the track, bringing yellow over the event. That moved Reinwald to the pole with Kyle Fellows outside. Reinwald led from green with Fellows second and points leader Rick Prosser coming to third from sixth at the original start. Reinwald held on for his first-ever feature win over Fellows, points leader Prosser, Jace Ferringer, and Devin Henry.

    The main attraction of the night, the ground-pounding Super Late Models, were next up with Brent Rhebergen and Bob Dorman on the front row. Rhebergen led lap one with fourth-starting Matt Urban second at the end of one and sixth staring Max Blair up to third. On lap five Urban was able to draw next to the leader in turn one but fell back on the straights. On lap seven Blair tried the outside route around Urban coming out of turn two but scraped the outside rail and fell back behind. At twelve complete Blair was next to Urban at the line and in second on the back straight. Blair then worked on Rhebergen using the inside getting by on lap seventeen. Blair caught the back-markers at lap nineteen, allowing Rhebergen and Urban to close the gap but cleared the two last place runners at lap twenty-one, then went on to the win, his first-ever Super Late Model win at Raceway 7. Urban got by for second at lap twenty-one. The only caution came on the final lap when Brian Fardink looped his mount in turn four. The top five were Blair, Urban, Rhebergen, Chris Hackett, and Bob Dorman.

    Rob Bates and Tony Marotto brought the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks field to Roger Osburn’sgreen flag with Bates leading the way at the green, but with yellow flying when Chris Hochschild slapped the wall in turn one necessitating a complete restart. Bates led at one lap with 2015 points champion Shaun Fawcett coming to second. John Bailey spun in turn one on lap six, slowing the event. After green again flew, Bates continued to lead but his progress was again slowed when Bailey again spun in turn two at twelve complete. Bates led Fawcett, Marotto, Chris Withers, and Ed Bolyard back to green for the final three lap dash to the win. The order remained the same for the front three but Ed Bolyard got by Withers for fourth at the white flag.

    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods started with Troy Johnson and points leader Percy McDonald leading the way. Johnson grabbed the immediate lead. Three time feature winner Brent Rhebergen came to second at lap three but McDonald got back by before the first caution on lap three when Dan McDonald, last week’s winner, spun in turn two. Ken Zimmer, runner-up in points, headed pit side during the caution but returned just as the green re-appeared. Johnson again led with Rhebergen assuming second at green with Percy McDonald third, Chuck Steinle Jr fourth, and Jake Eucher fifth. Zimmer retired to the infield at nine laps into the race, assuring Percy McDonald the points title. Josh McDonald spun in turn two at lap eleven, slowing the field again. With twelve laps in, Eucher was battling Percy McDonald for third but McDonald pulled back to sole possession of the spot a lap later. With five laps to go Justin Chaddock, showing smoke from the right rear, pulled to the infield, setting up caution and a five-lap dash to the checkers. With two to go Rhebergen was challenging, getting alongside the leader on the back straight on lap nineteen then getting by on the final lap for his fourth win of the season. Johnson wound up second with Percy McDonald third, Jake Eucher fourth, and Chuck Steinle Jr fifth. For Percy McDonald, it is his second championship in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods division, the first coming in 2009.

    Bud Watson and Bob Pifer brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to green with Pifer, looking for his second win of the season, taking the immediate lead. William Pinckney spun in turn two on lap five, slowing the race under caution. At green the outside row moved ahead putting defending champion Kyle Zimmerman in second. With six complete Dave Lyon was third, Watson fourth, and Billy Henry fifth. Khole Wanzer and William Pinckney spun in turn one with nine complete, again slowing the race under caution. Lyon, restarting from the outside, came to second at green with Henry, also on the outside, coming to fourth. On lap fourteen, second running Lyon spun with fourth running Henry also spinning in turn one. For the restart the order was now Pifer, Zimmerman, Watson, Wendall Pinckney, and Darrell Bossard. After one lap of green Watson was second and Pinckney was fourth. William Pinckney spun in turn one, his third of the night, sending him to the pits. Pifer went on to the win with Watson second, Zimmerman third, Bossard fourth, and Henry fifth.

    The evening night-capper was the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature with Justin Boardman and Hoyt Mihalak bringing the field to green but fourth starting Brad Cole, the points leader, was leading by the end of lap one. On lap two Mihalak slid into the turn one wall, slowing the event for the first time. After green Cole pulled out to the lead over Dylan Goodman, Kyle Adkins, Joe Plesniak, and Last week’s winner Jason Easler. Easler was fourth at five laps complete and next to Adkins for third the next lap. With fivecomplete Plesniak slowed to a stop. Cole led again after green over Adkins with Sergeff now third. Sergeff was second after six laps with Easler back to fourth at eight complete. With two to go Easler came to third but Adkins came back at the white flag. Cole went on to the win over Sergeff with Easler coming back to third over Adkins and Justin Boardman.

    Super Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Max Blair, Chris Hackett, Jason DuPont, Brian Fardink, Breyton Santee

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    Heat 2: Matt Urban, Brent Rhebergen, Bob Dorman, Terry Porter

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    Feature: Max Blair, Matt Urban, Brent Rhebergen, Chris Hackett, Bob Dorman, Jason DuPont, Terry Porter, Breyton Santee, Brian Fardink

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Dave Lyon, Kyle Zimmerman, Bud Watson, Billy Henry, William Pinckney, Khole Wanzer

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    Heat 2: Wendall Pinckney, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Breyton Santee, Joe Long

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    Feature: Bob Pifer, Bud Watson, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Billy Henry, Wendall Pinckney, Joe Long, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, David Lyon, Breyton Santee

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Brent Rhebergen, Troy Johnson, Justin Chaddock, Ken Zimmer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Billy Henry

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    Heat 2: Jake Eucher, Percy McDonald, Bill Taylor, Jesse Gould, Josh McDonald, Dan McDonald, Steve Burns Jr

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    Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Troy Johnson, Percy McDonald, Jake Eucher, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jesse Gould, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Jimmy Diabo, Justin Chaddock, Steve Burns Jr, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Billy Henry

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Chris Hochschild, Chris Withers, Tony Marotto, John Bailey, Art Gilchrist

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    Heat 2: Ed Bolyard, Rob Bates, Shaun Fawcett, Tony Hyde

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    Feature: Rob Bates, Shaun Fawcett, Tony Marotto, Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers, Tony Hyde, Art Gilchrist, John Bailey, Chris Hochschild

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jim Dellinger, James Myers

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    Heat 2: Kevin Sergeff, Kyle Fellows, Mike Harmon, Jace Ferringer, Devin Henry

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    Feature: Eric Reinwald, Kyle Fellows, Rick Prosser, Jace Ferringer, Devin Henry, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jim Dellinger, James Myers, Kevin Sergeff, alike Harmon, Josh Ferry

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, Kyle Adkins, Derrick Tuttle, Dylan Goodman, Scott Gill, Brian McGarvie

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    Heat 2: Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Joe Plesniak, Bud Sergeff, Casey Harmon, Zoey Gill (DNS)

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    Feature: Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Jason Easler, Kyle Adkins, Justin Boardman, Hoyt Mihalak, Joe Plesniak, Zoey Gill, Brian McGarvie, Scott Gill, Casey Harmon, Derrick Tuttle



  • Super Late Models return as point battles draw to a close at Raceway 7!

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    Conneaut, OH (August 18, 2015): The Super Late Models will return to Raceway 7 for their second and final appearance of 2015 this Friday, led by the track’s all-time leading winner, Rob Blair, who won the last time Super Lates appeared here, July 24, 2015. 38 times Blair has gone to the Super Late Model winner’s circle and he has 90 total wins at the raceway including other classes he dominated at different times in his career. Also expected to appear is Blair’s son, Max, a former Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model champion. Former Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks champion Darrell Bossard, currently a top Crate Late Model driver, will also be in the field, looking for his first Super Late Model win of the 2015 season. Several of the area’s top Super Late Model drivers including Chris Hackett, Brent Rhebergen, Greg Oakes, and Chad Valone should also be in the field. Current Crate Late Model points leader and winner of nine Crate Late Model features this season, Chad Wright, has been campaigning a Super Late Model at Eriez Speedway this summer and has two feature win in his rookie season. Wright will be among the favorites to collect his first Raceway 7 feature win in the ultra-competitive division.

     

    Of course Wright is the odds-on favorite to prevail in the Evergreen Lake Park CARS Crate Late Model feature for the tenth time this season. Dennis Lunger is currently second in the season long standings, 114 points behind Wright and 39 points ahead of defending champion Kyle Zimmerman. Zimmerman got his first win of the current season back on July 17.

     

    2009 champion Percy McDonald has gone to the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Victory Lane four times this season and holds a substantial 94 point lead over Ken Zimmer for the championship. With only two weeks left in the season McDonald essentially only has to start the feature each week to clinch the title. Dan McDonald, who won his first feature since 2009 last week, runs third, 67-points behind Zimmer.

     

    With only two weeks left in the season Shaun Fawcett has clinched the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks track championship. Fawcett has an unassailable lead of 173 points over defending champion Chris Withers with only 150 points available. Second is still up for grabs though, with Ed Bolyard only three markers behind Withers.

     

    Rick Prosser has an impressive 71 point lead for the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods championship chase over defending champion Josh Ferry. Ferry has six feature wins to Prosser’s four but had mechanical ails in several events earlier in the season. Although Ferry’s misfortunes are apparently behind him, he is a long way back in his quest to repeat. Eric Reinwald, winless thus far, is third, a distant 200 points behind Ferry.

     

    The closest 2015 points race is in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks run for the championship with the lead being swapped back and forth between two former champions, 2012 winner Bud Sergeff, and 2013 winner Brad Cole. Cole led up to last week when Sergeff got back to the top of the list by a mere two points. This week Cole is back on top, by only three points. Will the see-saw battle continue? Or will the front runners experience problems and open the door for a first-time champion in Jason Easler, last week’s winner? Easler now has three wins on the season compared to five for Sergeff and two for 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 $15 for adults for this special event, kids 7-14 are $8. 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 wins wild topless Crate Late Model Special!

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    Conneaut, OH (August 14, 2015): The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models ran a special with a twist, topless! The seventeen car field was set through time trials, heats and two dashes for the fastest in the heats. Chad Wright, a former track champion and leader in the 2015 points chase, set fast time on 18.692 seconds, won his heat, then ran second to Bill Henry in his dash. By virtue of winning the first dash, Henry started from the pole position in the feature with Wright sitting outside front row by virtue of his second place in the first dash. Wright led all twenty-five laps of the event, despite several clashes with competitors and a red flag during the event for a major wreck which occurred on lap twenty-two, sending Bryan Salisbury off in an ambulance. He was deemed to be ok but certainly took a hard tumble.

     

    In other action current Bonnell Auto Sales Economods points leader Rick Prosser lowered the track record for his class to 19.625 seconds, breaking the record he set August 7 during his heat, then went on to win his fourth feature of the season. Brandon Groters returned to action after several weeks off due to mechanical problems in a big way, winning both the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks heat and feature. Dan McDonald led all twenty laps of the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods feature, his first win since 2009. Jason Easler led the caution-free Specialty Products Mini Stock feature from flag to flag for his third triumph of the season.

     

    Joel Watson, driving the 00 owned by Bootie Petsko, started the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods feature from the pole position with Dan McDonald outside. McDonald led from green with Chuck Steinle Jr coming to second and Watson falling to the rear. Points leader Percy McDonald ran third in the early going with three time winner Ken Zimmer fourth and Jesse Gould fifth. With five laps remaining the only caution of the event flew for debris sitting in turn three. McDonald held on for his first win since 2009 with the rest of the top five remaining the same.

     

    The 25-lap Topless Special for the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models started with Chad Wright grabbing the immediate lead over Billy Henry. At five laps complete William Pinckney spun in turn two, slowing the event. Then after green several cars got together with Bob Pifer spinning, again slowing the event. Under caution Dennis Lunger headed to the pit but was able to return for the restart. By seven complete Airgood was up to second when Rueben Schwartz spun in turn two, again slowing the event. On green Henry again got back to second but Wright was pulling away. With ten laps remaining Rueben Schwartz and Wright got together heading into turn one with Schwartz getting disqualified for rough driving. Airgood came back to second at green then suddenly slowed in turn four with eighteen laps complete. Once again Wright led the field back to green, with Dennis Lunger coming to second. After a single file restart with five laps remaining Wright led Lunger, defending champion Zimmerman, Henry, and Wendall Pinckney back to green. On lap twenty-two Bryan Salisbury flipped  at the end of the back straight, stopping the race under red. With the race under red Salisbury’s crew got into an altercation with a competitor, resulting in his disqualification. When the red flag was lifted third-running Kyle Zimmerman pulled to the pit but rejoined the field for the green. With Lunger, Henry, Wendall Pinckney, and Darrell Bossard right behind, green was shown but Lunger jumped the start and was penalized two positions. He then exited his car so was disqualified from the event. On his way pit side Lunger slammed the leader. Wright was given a chance to check his car, then the race was restarted with Wright leading Henry, Pinckney, Bossard, and Joe Long through the final laps, to Wright’s ninth win of the season.

     

    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks started with Hoyt Mihalak and Jason Easler on the front row. Easler took off in quest of his third win of the season with Brad Cole coming to second. At halfway Easler led Cole, points leader Bud Sergeff, Mihalak, and Dylan Goodman. Easler went on to the win with the top five remaining the same. The race ran green to checkers with no yellow flags. The quote of the year was said in victory Lane by the winner when he said “This is a great class. We bump and bang each other then when the race is over we hug, shake hands, have a beer, and all help each other to fix the cars”.

     

    Rick Prosser and Chuck Steinle Sr brought the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods to the green flag with Prosser leading from the start over Eric Reinwald, points leader Josh Ferry, Jace Ferringer, and Mitch Wright by lap five. The race ran green until ten laps in when James Myers spun in turn four. After green the order remained the same with Ferry challenging for second but Reinwald holding on to the spot to the checkers. On the final lap Wright got sideways, allowing Steinle Sr to advance to the fifth spot.

     

    The final event of the evening was the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature with Tony Marotto and Brian Crandall leading the way to green. Crandall led at the end of one lap with points leader Shaun Fawcett challenging Marotto for second. At the end of three laps fourth starting Brandon Groters was second, then was leading at the end of four. Fawcett got to second a lap later but Groters was pulling away when John Bailey spun in turn four with nine laps complete. The green flag was called back when Crandall “jumped” the start and was penalized two spots. Groters brought the field back to green with Fawcett second. At turn four on the first lap of green Ed Bolyard got into Crandall, with both spinning at the pit entrance. Bolyard headed to the pit with Crandall requiring a tow from the pit entrance. Bolyard returned to the event before racing resumed. Bolyard spun again at turn three with two laps remaining. Then Groters went on to win number five of the season over points leader Fawcett, Marotto, Rob Bates, and Chris Hochschild.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

     

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    Time Trials Top Three: Chad Wright 18.692 (84.261 MPH), Dennis Lunger 18.950 (83.113 MPH), Kyle Zimmerman 19.105 (82.439 MPH)

     

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    Heat 1: Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Bryan Salisbury, Joe Long, Matt Harvey, Bud Watson, William Pinckney

     

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    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Billy Henry, Wendall Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Breyton Santee, Mike Lozowski, Rueben Schwartz

     

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    Dash 1: Billy Henry, Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Bob Pifer, Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood (DNS)

     

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    Dash 2: Darrell Bossard, Wendall Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, Bryan Salisbury, Joe Long

     

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    Feature: Chad Wright, Billy Henry, Wendall Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Joe Long, Kyle Zimmerman, Bud Watson, Khole Wanzer, Mike Lozowski, Dave Airgood, Matt Harvey, Breyton Santee, Bob Pifer, William Pinckney, Bryan Salisbury (DQ), Dennis Lunger (DQ), Rueben Schwartz (DQ)

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

     

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    Heat: Percy McDonald, Jesse Gould, Dan McDonald, Ken Zimmer, Joel Watson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bill Taylor, Josh McDonald

     

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    Feature: Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Percy McDonald, Ken Zimmer, Jesse Gould, Joel Watson, Bill Taylor, Josh McDonald (DNS)

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Rob Bates, Tony Marotto, Brian Crandall, John Bailey, Brian Mohawk

     

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    Heat 2: Brandon Groters, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Hochschild

     

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    Feature: Brandon Groters, Shaun Fawcett, Tony Marotto, Rob Bates, Chris Hochschild, Brain Mohawk, Ed Bolyard, Brian Crandall, John Bailey

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

     

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Jace Ferringer, Mitch Wright, James Myers

     

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    Heat 2: Eric Reinwald, Chuck Steinle Sr, Steve Haefke, Mike Harmon

     

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    Feature: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Josh Ferry, Jace Ferringer, Chuck Steinle Sr, James Myers, Mitchell Wright, Mike Harmon, Steve Haefke (DNS)

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Jason Easler, Kyle Adkins, Brad Cole, Scott Gill, Brian McGarvie, Tyler Rendell, Carlos Aponte, (DNS)

     

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    Heat 2: Derrick Tuttle, Dylan Goodman, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Zoey Gill, Casey Harmon, Pat Drennan

     

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    Feature: Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Dylan Goodman, Scott Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie, Casey Harmon, Lyle Adkins, Tyler Rendell, Zoey Gill (DNS), Pat Drennan (DNS), Carlos Aponte (DNS)

     



  • Featured ImageCrates race for $1000 to win August 14 at Raceway 7!

    8-time feature winner in 2015!
    8-time feature winner in 2015! Will this week be number 9???

    Conneaut, OH (August 11, 2015): the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models take center stage this week at Raceway 7 as the season draws toward its end for 2015.

    With only three race nights remaining 2013 champion Chad Wright has dominated the Winner’s Circle, making eight visits this season, including last week when the apparent winner turned up light at the scales in post-race inspection. 64-points is the margin over 2009 champion Dennis Lunger, winner of three features this year. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman, a single-time feature winner this year, is third, another 65 markers behind Lunger.

    After an amazingly close finish of 1/1000 of a second in the Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial last week for his fourth win of the season, Percy McDonald, the 2009 champion, now leads the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod race toward the championship by 76-points. With 75 being the maximum available on any given night, McDonald could take a night off and still be the leader. Ken Zimmer, a three-time winner this season, is second and holds a 79-point advantage over third-running Brent Rhebergen, also a three-time feature winner this season.

    Shaun Fawcett is having an exemplary year, securing four feature wins toward building an impressive 108 point margin over second-running Chris Withers, the defending champion, but so far, shut out of Victory Lane this summer here at Raceway 7. Ed Bolyard, a four-time winner this season, is currently third, 41-points behind Withers.

    Rick Prosser has three feature wins and an amazing eleven heat wins in fourteen events this summer and leads defending Bonnell Auto Sales Economods champion by 56-points heading into the homestretch. Ferry has six wins this season but had a string of poor finishes with mechanical ails earlier in the season so is faced with the task of making up lost distance. Eric Reinwald has yet to drive into Victory Lane but consistency has rewarded him with third in the standings.

    The closest points race this season is in the Specialty Products Mini-Stocks where 2012 champion Bud Sergeff took over the front spot with his fifth feature win last week and now leads 2013 champion Brad Cole by a mere two points. Cole has two feature wins on the season. Jason Easler, also with two feature wins, is third, 69-points behind 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 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.



  • Percy McDonald wins by 1/1000 of a second in Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial

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    Conneaut, OH (August 7, 2015): Bob and Jackie Vogt were remembered for their contributions to Raceway 7 with a memorial event Friday for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods with time trials, heat races, and two “Dashes” to set the starting line-up to set the field for the $1000 to win feature sponsored by the Chris Brecht State Farm Insurance Agency of Conneaut, OH. Dave Scott and Points leader Percy McDonald set identical times of 18.691seconds and 84.591 MPH to pace the field. Third fastest was Dan Davies at 18.974 and 83.008 MPH. At the end of the twenty-five laps Percy McDonald was the winner by the slimmest of measurable margins, just one one-thousandths of a second as measured by the track’s AMBit  scoring system.

    In Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model action points leader Chad Wright was awarded his eighth feature win of the season after apparent winner Bob Pifer came up light at the scales in post-race inspection. Ed Bolyard collected his fourth win of the season in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks finale and defending champion Josh Ferry won the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods finale. The night-capper was the Specialty Products Mini-stock feature, won by former class champion Bud Sergeff.

    In the memorial event preliminaries Dave Scott, Troy Johnson, and Percy McDonald won their heats but Scott had problems and did not run his “Dash”. Percy McDonald won the first Dash, tagged the Bob Vogt Dash while Leonard Enos was victorious in the second dash, the Jackie Vogt Dash.

    In the 25-lap Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial Presented by Chris Brecht State Farm Insurance Agency was brought to green by track points leader Percy McDonald and former Super Late Model pilot Troy Johnson.   Yellow was shown when Mike Potosky and John Woodward got together in turn two. On the restart Rob Middleton looped it in turn two, again slowing the event. Under caution Ken Zimmer, a three-time winner this season, pitted. By the end of one lap under green Percy McDonald was leading with third starting Dan Davies now second. Davies challenged McDonald every turn but the 2009 champion maintained the advantage every lap in the straights until lap six, when caution again flew for three-time winner Brent Rhebergen who had lost his left rear tire. When racing resumed Johnson got back to second with Davies  now third, Leonard Enos fourth and Dave Scott sixth. Middleton again spun in turn two at lap eight, slowing the event a second time. Davies came to second at green and again began challenging for the lead and Scott got to third at ten laps complete. At halfway the top five were McDonald, Davies, Scott, Johnson, and Enos. By sixteen compete McDonald was starting to pull out to a lead. With the white flag flying Davies made a final charge, drawing even then slightly ahead as they came to the checkers but McDonald nosed ahead to the line with the transponders showing McDonald winning by 0.001 second.

    Only seven Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks signed into the pit so only a feature was run for the class with Ed Bolyard, looking for his fourth win of the season, starting from position one and leading all fifteen laps. Rob Bates came to the runner-up spot on the first lap and closed in on Bolyard with four laps to go and tried to get by on the low side on lap thirteen but Bolyard held on to the lead, getting win number four on the season over Bates. Points leader Shaun Fawcett was third at the finish, despite blowing a tire on the final straight, with pieces of rubber flying high. Chris Withers was fourth with Chris Hochschild fifth.

    Reigning champion Josh Ferry was on the pole for the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods feature with Eric Reinwald outside. The field only got to turn one when James Myers and John Jones spun into the retaining wall. Ferry led from the drop of the green flag but racing was slowed at the end of one lap when Chuck Steinle Sr slowed to enter the pit. Steve Haefke came to second from his third place on the restart as soon as the race resumed with fifth starting Rick Prosser coming to third. With one lap remaining Reinwald spun in turn two, bringing caution over the race and bunching the field for a single-file restart. After the final restart Ferry went on to his sixth win of the season with Heafke second, Prosser third, Mickey Wright fourth, and Kyle Fellows fifth.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models took to the track with Dave Airgood and Bob Pifer scheduled to be on the front row. However Airgood experienced problems, stalling as he pulled onto the track and requiring push-truck help to get back pitside. With Airgood unable to start Joe Long was advanced to the pole position. Pifer, a winner on week two, took the lead with Breyton Santee coming to second and seven time winner Chad Wright coming to third from his sixth starting spot, then to second at lap four. Yellow then flew. After green Pifer again led with Wright getting alongside in turn four but was unable to close the deal. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman ran third with Billy Henry fourth and Breyton Santee fifth at the halfway point. At eleven laps complete Wright nosed ahead at turn four but slipped back behind the leader as the line just as Yellow appeared for a spin in turn two, slowing the event again. On green Zimmerman came to second then caution flew when Khole Wanzer spun in turn one. Wanzer retired to the pit with a flat tire under caution. From the high side on the restart, Wright came back to second and was again fighting for the lead, drawing even in turn four several times but Pifer was able to pull back ahead in the straight through to the end of the event, winning his second of the season. Zimmerman was third with Henry fourth and Santee fifth. In post-race inspection Pifer failed to make the required weight, resulting in his disqualification and advancing Wright to his eighth win of the season, Zimmerman second, Henry third, Santee fourth, and Dennis Lunger to fifth.

    The final feature of the night was the Specialty Products Mini Stocks with former champions Carlos Aponte and Bud Sergeff leading the way. Sergeff, already a four time winner this season, quickly built a big lead with Derick Tuttle coming to second. Kyle Adkins got by Tuttle by five laps into the event. At six laps complete Tuttle slammed the infield barrier on the front straight. Sergeff again led with Boardman second and points leader Brad Cole coming to third. With two laps left Cole was challenging for the runner-up spot while Hoyt Mihalak and Kyle Adkins were fighting for fourth. Cole got by Boardman on the final turn with Adkins emerging fourth over last week’s winner, Mihalak.

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Breyton Santee, Bob Pifer, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney

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    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Wendall Pinckney, Joe Long, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Bryan Salisbury

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

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial Presented by Chris Brecht State Farm Insurance Agency Dash

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    Heat 2: Percy McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Ken Zimmer, Mike Potosky, Jesse Gould, Rob Middleton

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    Heat 3: Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Brent Rhebergen, Alan Atkinson, Butch Southwell, John Jones

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    Bob Vogt Dash: Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, David Scott (DNS)

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    Jackie Vogt Dash: Leonard Enos, Brent Rhebergen, Ken Zimmer, Alan Atkinson, Mike Potosky, Josh McDonald

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    Feature: Percy McDonald, Dan Davies, Dave Scott, Troy Johnson, Leonard, Dan McDonald, John Woodward, Chuck Steinle Jr, Howard Fraley, Jesse Gould, Mike Potosky, Rob Middleton, Ken Zimmer, Alan Atkinson, Butch Southwell, Brent Rhebergen, John Jones, Jimmy Diabo, Bill Taylor (DNS), Josh McDonald (DNS)

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Feature: Ed Bolyard, Rob Bates, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, John Bailey, Brian Mohawk

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Josh Ferry, Mickey Wright, James Myers

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    Heat 2: Steve Haefke, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kyle Fellows, Cole Longwell, Mike Harmon

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    Feature: Josh Ferry, Steve Haefke, Rick Prosser, Mickey Wright, Kyle Fellows, James Myers, Eric Reinwald, Mike Harmon, Chuck Steinle Sr, Cole Longwell

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Hoyt Mihalak, Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Zoey Gill, Casey Harmon, Ed Roberts, Jason Easler

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    Heat 2: Derek Tuttle, Dylan Goodman, Kyle Adkins, Carlos Aponte, Brad Cole, Scott Gill

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    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Kyle Adkins, Hoyt Mihalak, Dylan Goodman, Carlos Aponte, Zoey Gill, Casey Harmon, Derrick Tuttle, Scott Gill, Ed Roberts (DNS), Jason Easler (DNS)



  • Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial this Friday at Raceway 7!

     

    Conneaut, OH (August 4, 2015): Bob and Jackie Vogt were a fixture at Raceway 7 for years and years with Bob always a threat to win any race he started, earning one Raceway 7 championship in his career and always near the front of the field. Jackie was in the tower scoring races and operating the radio for the receivers. Both were highly respected by competitors, fans, promotors, and fellow employees. For the preceding reasons the entire community at Raceway 7 will always remember their contributions to our sport and this week we will honor their memory with a special event for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod division with help from Chris Brecht State Farm Insurance, Conneaut, OH, sponsor of this special event.

     

    The feature for the Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial will have the field set through group time-trials followed by heat races. The top two from each heat will advance to the Bob Vogt Dash to determine the top six starting positions for the feature. The winner of the Bob Vogt Dash will start from the pole position with the second place finisher starting second, the third place finisher starting third, et cetera. Then the third and fourth place finishers from each heat will run the Jackie Vogt Dash to set positions seven through twelve. Twenty-five laps will be the distance for the feature, which will pay $1000 to the winner. Top contenders for the win will include current points leader Percy McDonald, three time  2015 winner Ken Zimmer, currently second in points, three time 2015 winner Brent Rhebergen, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Sr, and several time champion Joel Watson.

     

    Seven times this season Chad Wright has driven his Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model to Victory Lane. As dominant as Wright has been, his points lead is only 33-markers over another former champion, Dennis Lunger. Lunger is a three time winner this season, the most recent coming last week. 2014 champion Kyle Zimmerman has one win this season and is another 76-points behind Lunger.

     

    Shaun Fawcett has gone to the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks Winner’s Circle four times this year and holds a healthy 105 point edge over defending champion Chris Withers, amazingly without a feature win this season. Three-time winner Ed Bolyard is currently third in the season title chase.

     

    Rick Prosser has three wins in the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods division and leads their points over defending champion Josh Ferry, with five wins but also some early season mechanical problems, which seem to be fixed coming into the season home stretch. The points spread from first to second is 56-markers. Eric Reinwald, showing improvement every week, is third but still waiting for his first feature win.

     

    With points leader Brad Cole not finishing the feature last week the race for the Specialty Products Mini Stock Championship has tightened up. 2012 champion Bud Sergeff is now a mere fourteen points behind Cole for the lead. For both he and Cole, the 2013 champion, a win this season would be their second. Jason Easler is only 22-points of the pace set by Cole in his quest for his first-ever championship. This championship will come right down to the final week of racing with only five nights left at this point.

     

    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 this very special memorial 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.



  • Lunger, Zimmer, Crandall, Prosser, Mihalak all score wins!

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    Conneaut, OH (July 31, 2015): The weather was perfect for racers and fans arriving at Raceway 7 for the thirteenth night of fast-paced action which ended with a new winner in Victory Lane and and four ‘regular’  visitors.

    In the Crate Late Model finale former champion Dennis Lunger drove into the Winner’s Circle for the third time in 2015. The E-Mod feature went to Ken Zimmer, having a stellar season, this being his third win this year. Brian Crandall picked up his first-ever Raceway 7 feature win in the Street Stock finale. Rick Prosser also visited Victory Lane for the third time this season, handily dominating the Economods, leading from green to checkers. Hoyt Mihalak started from the outside front row and turned into Victory Lane twelve laps later for his second win this season.

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    Rob Bates and Chris Withers, the two-time defending track champion, brought the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks to the green flag but caution was immediately shown for Mark Hopkins and Ed Bolyard, spun in turn one. Withers led to turn two after green when Bates got back by for the lead, then points leader Shaun Fawcett spun in turn three. At green Brian Crandall came to the lead on the back stretch of lap two with Bates second and Withers falling back to third. By halfway Crandall led with Bates still second, and Fawcett back up to third after restarting at the rear, with Withers now back to fourth. On the final lap Bates slipped back to fourth. At the checkers the top five were Crandall, Fawcett, Withers, Bates, and Ed Bolyard.

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    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models were brought to green by Bob Pifer, a winner earlier this season, and Dennis Lunger, a former class champion and two-time winner in 2015. Lunger grabbed the immediate lead with Dave Airgood coming to second by the end of lap one. As the cars completed lap four Khole Wanzer hit the front straight wall hard enough to come to a stop. Although Wanzer was able to drive away, he suffered enough damage that he retired pitside. Points leader Chad Wright, looking for feature win number eight, came to third after green. Airgood and Wright put on a good race for second from lap nine through the mid-stages of the race with Wright getting alongside Airgood several times but unable to close the deal, falling off the pace with two laps remaining, suffering a flat right front tire. Lunger went on to the win over Airgood with Pifer winding up third, defending champion Kyle Zimmerman fourth, and Wright holding on for fifth.

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    Josh McDonald and Leonard Enos brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature to the start with Enos taking the lead in turn two. Debris on the front straight slowed the event at lap three with Enos leading Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald, Ken Zimmer, and Chuck Steinle Jr. In turn two after green three cars, including Dale Fuller, Bill Taylor, and Troy Carr, tangled, again slowing the race. Percy McDonald, the current points leader, was penalized two spots for ‘jumping’ the restart. After green Enos again led with Ken Zimmer coming to second and Josh McDonald slipping back to third. Caution again flew at five laps when Amanda Stiffler spun to the infield with damage to the left front. Only one more lap got in before Percy McDonald spun into the turn one wall. On lap eight John Woodward got to third then a lap later Enos suddenly slowed, coming to a halt in turn four, again slowing the race and turning the lead over to Zimmer, looking for his third win of 2015. Zimmer, Woodward, Brent Rhebergen Josh McDonald, and Butch Southwell brought the field back to green with Rhebergen, looking for his fourth win of the season, coming to second by the halfway point. With six laps left Josh McDonald pulled to the infield from fourth position. With three laps left Rhebergen was challenging Zimmer but not able to get by, falling back to three lengths behind the leader at the white flag. Zimmer lengthened his lead to five car lengths at the checkers with Woodward winding up third, Southwell fourth, and Dan McDonald fifth.

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    Dylan Goodman and Hoyt Mihalak started the Specialty Products Mini Stock feature on the front row with opening night winner Mihalak grabbing the immediate lead. Kyle Adkins ran second in the early going with former champion Bud Sergeff third. At six laps complete Dylan Goodman spun into the infield on turn four, bringing caution over the race. At green it was Mihalak leading Adkins, Sergeff, points leader Brad Cole, and Scott Gill. Gill got sideways in turn two with the resulting accordianing of the field collecting Cole, who then caught fire on the right front of his car. At green Sergeff came to second with Jason Easler, looking for his third win in a row, coming to third. Gary Olson hit the outside retaining rail in turn two at eight laps complete, again slowing the event and setting up a single-file restart. Sergeff drew even with Mihalak at the green but slipped back into line in turn one. At two laps remaining Mihalak extended his lead while Easler was starting to challenge for second place. Mihalak continued to extend his lead, winning handily over Sergeff, who held off Easler for second. Kyle Adkins, wound up fourth with Derrick Tuttle fifth.

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    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods were the night-capper with points leader Rick Prosser on the pole position with Eric Reinwald to his right. Prosser took the early lead with Brad Blackshear coming to second. On lap four Reinwald spun to the infield but kept going, avoiding a caution. The first caution came at six laps complete when Kevin Sergeff spun into the infield off turn two. At green Josh Ferry, the defending champion and five-time winner, came to second, then, with seven complete Blackshear and Chuck Steinle Sr looped their mounts in turn one. Prosser, Ferry, Mitch Wright, Reinwald, and James Myers were the top five coming back to green. Prosser extended his lead over the remaining laps. With three laps left Reinwald got by Wright. Myers spun from fifth at lap twelve, setting up a three lap dash for the cash. At the checkers it was Prosser over Ferry, Reinwald, Wright, and Chuck Steinle Sr.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Chad Wright, Bob Pifer, Darrell Bossard, Wendall Pinckney, Joe Long, Ron Santee

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    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, Billy Henry

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    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Bob Pifer, Kyle Zimmerman, Chad Wright, Wendall Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Billy Henry, Joe Long, Mickey Wright, William Pinckney, Khole Wanzer

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Percy McDonald, Josh McDonald, Ken Zimmer, John Woodward, Bill Taylor, Butch Southwell, Brent Rhebergen, Troy Carr

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    Heat 2: Dan McDonald, Leonard Enos, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Amanda Stiffler, Gary Murphy, Dale Fuller

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    Feature: Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, John Woodward, Butch Southwell, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Percy McDonald, Jimmy Diabo, Dale Fuller, Josh McDonald, Leonard Enos, Amanda Stiffler, Bill Taylor, Troy Carr, Gary Murphy (DNS)

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, John Bailey, Ed Bolyard, Dan McEwen

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    Heat 2: Brian Crandall. Shaun Fawcett, Rob Bates, Mark Hopkins

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    Feature: Brian Crandall, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Rob Bates, Ed Bolyard, John Bailey, Chris Hochschild, Mark Hopkins, Dan McEwen

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Brad Blackshear, Josh Ferry, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kevin Sergeff, James Myers

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    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Mitch Wright, Mike Harmon

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    Feature: Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Eric Reinwald, Mitch Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr, Mike Harmon, Kevin Sergeff, James Myers, Brad Blackshear

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Dylan Goodman, Bud Sergeff, Derrick Tuttle, Scott Gill, Gary Olson

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    Heat 2: Hoyt Mihalak, Kyle Adkins, Zoey Gill, Casey Harmon, Brian McGarvie, Justin Boardman

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

     

     



  • Five Star program at Raceway 7 Friday, July 31

     

    Conneaut, OH (July 28, 2015): As the points races heat up heading toward the end of the 2015 season, this Friday will see all five regular divisions in action Friday as Twin State Auto Club members will be welcomed free with their 2015 membership cards.

     

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models will run their regular twenty-lap feature with Chad Wright attempting to continue his dominance. With seven wins on the season, Wright holds a comfortable 49-point lead over 2009 champion Dennis Lunger. Defending Champion Kyle Zimmerman is third.

     

    Percy McDonald holds a 53-point edge over Ken Zimmer in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods standings with last week’s winner, Brent Rhebergen, third. The E-Mods also run a twenty lap feature.

     

    15-laps is the distance the for the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks, currently with Four-time winner Shaun Fawcett leading the standings over former champion Chris Withers and last week’s winner Ed Bolyard.

     

    Veteran Rick Prosser leads defending Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods Josh Ferry, last week’s winner, with Eric Reinwald third. The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods race 15-lap features.

     

    2013 champion Brad Cole heads the Specialty Products Mini Stocks standings over 2012 champion Bud Sergeff and last week’s 12-lap feature winner Jason Easler.

     

    August 8th racing is scheduled to be the $1000 to win State Farm Insurance Special for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods. The race will honor former Thunder Car champion, Bob Vogt, and his wife, long time track scorer Jackie Vogt. Bob passed away in 2003 of cancer while Jackie succumbed to cancer in June of this year. Both are missed by employees, fans, and competitors. Details are being worked out for the event and will be announced next week.

     

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