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The Lucas Oil Latemodels Oct. 2nd Friday night’s event at Raceway 7, dubbed the Great Lakes 50, has been canceled due to the forecasted rain for Conneaut, Ohio. Saturday’s Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is still on as originally scheduled.
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2 months ago ·
Veterans win at Raceway 7!
Henry, Potosky, Fielding, Young, and Harvey end season on high notes!
Conneaut, OH (August 21, 2020): The last regular “Five Star Show” of 2020 at Raceway 7 saw seasoned veterans grabbing the wins and the cash and prestige that go with them. Billy Henry went to Victory Lane for the first time in five years in the RUSH Late Model finale, champion Mike Potosky was the winner in the E-Mod season-ender, Pat Fielding, another former champion, prevailed in the Street Stock feature, newly crowned champion Nate Young showed his championship form in the Economod feature, and Jessica Harvey pulling in an additional win on the year.
The first feature of the evening was for the Mini Stocks with outside pole-sitter Jacob Wheeler grabbing the lead at the start over Justin Bailey and Alan Sousa, side by side for second. Harvey, and Andrew Smith filled out the top five. At lap two it was Lawrence and Bailey side by side for second with Sousa now fourth and Smith fifth. At three laps Mitchell Rex was now fifth. Lawrence, a five time winner this season took over the top spot on the back stretch of lap four. At halfway the order was Harvey, Wheeler, Bailey, Smith, and Sousa. Caution was shown on lap seven when Rex slowed to a halt on the back straight. After green Smith got to third at lap eight and Siekkinen came to fifth on the backstretch at nine. With two to go Sousa San Siekkinen were side by side for fifth. Sousa got the position in the last lap. The top five were Harvey, Wheeler, Smith, Bailey, and Sousa.
The Economods started their 20-lap feature with Matt Alexander and Garrett Calvert on the front row. With one lap in, Alexander was leading Jarett Young, Dustin Demattia, Jeremy Double, and Zack Lenart. Demattia then spun in turn two on lap two with with Hayden Loomis, Dale Reiser, and Cale Sousa getting involved. Demattia and Calvert pitted under the yellow but Calvert returned to the race before green was again shown. Double took over at the front at lap two with Alexander second, then Jarett Young, Justin Sax, and Lenart. Hayden Lewis spun in turns three and four on lap two, his second charged caution. After restarting, Double again led over Jarett Young, Alexander, Lenart, and Billy Cunningham. At lap five, another caution fell, this time for Reiser, spun in turn two. Under the caution Double slowed to a stop on the back straight, his night over. The leader was now Jarett Young with Alexander second. 2020 champion Nate Young was in a battle with Lenart for third with Billy Cunningham fifth. Vincent Dipizzo spun in turn three at lap six. Again at lap eight Dipizzo spun and was hit hard by Hayden Loomis. For the green it was Jarett Young, Nate Young, Alexander, Bob Vogt, and Lenart. Alexander was second at nine laps with Nate Young retaking the spot on the back chute. At the halfway point Mike Harmon spun in turns three and four with the front five now Jarett Young, Nate Young, Alexander, Vogt, and Justin Sax. Billy Cunningham was fifth at eleven laps when Gary Sullivan, Edward Roberts, and Dale Reiser spun. Being Reiser’s third spin of the event, he was sent pitside. Under the caution Bob Vogt pitted. At this point, with nine laps and nine cars left, the thirty-minute time limit was only four minutes away and the drivers were told that the next caution might end the event. A red flag, stopping the clock, was shown at this point as the third-turn area had gathered debris and needed cleaned. For the restart on lap twelve it was Jarett Young, Nate Young, Alexander, Billy Cunningham, and Sax. Cousins Jarett and Nate Young ran side by side on the back straight on the first lap under green with Nate leading at the end of the lap. With seven laps left yet another yellow flew at lap thirteen when Lenart stopped in turn two. Seven of the nineteen starters were still running at this time. Billy Cunningham came to third at lap sixteen. The lead with three laps left was 1.185 seconds. At the finish Nate Young led by 1.489 seconds over Jarett Young after starting eleventh. Billy Cunningham finished third with Alexander fourth, and Sax fifth.
Former track champion Pat Fielding and June 26 winner Joe Stajnrajh brought the Street Stocks to green with Fielding, Stajnrajh, Ed Bolyard, Gary Miller, and Rusty Wheeler setting the pace. Mike Horton also spun at the green. Turn two of lap two was the site of the next caution, again with Horton involved, another spin. Jamie Duncan headed to the infield in the incident. Fielding continued to lead with Bolyard second over Stajnrajh, Wheeler now fourth, and Miller fifth. Wheeler got to third at seven complete and second at nine laps. The halfway order was Fielding, Stajnrajh, Wheeler, Bolyard, and Miller. Miller spun from fifth in turn two and was hit hard by Duncan with Tom Teed also involved. The rest of the event ran smooth with Fielding going on to the win over Wheeler, Stajnrajh, Wesley McCray, and Bolyard.
Randy Hall and Jeff Johnson brought the E-Mod feature to green with Hall, a former champion, leading lap one over Johnson, fifth starting Mike Potosky, Tom Rockwell, and Brandon Grossman. Potosky was second at two laps as the field traversed the back straight with Dennis Lunger coming into the top five. At the end of the back straight on lap four Potosky looked to the high side and drove around Hall to lead the lap as they crossed the stripe. At five laps the order was Potosky, Hall, Rockwell, Jeff Johnson, and Troy Johnson, with Lunger now sixth. At lap seven Potosky had opened a 1.146 second lead but it disappeared as Grossman spun in turn two, collecting Geoff Conn, Jim Plance, Chuck Steinle, and Chris Peterson, who appeared to spin to avoid contact. On green Rockwell went way wide in turns one and two, falling all the way to the tail of the field. At nine laps in Josh McDonald spun, collecting August 7 winner Casey Bowers. At the halfway point the battle for the lead was very tight, with only 0.069 second separating Potosky from his closest pursuer, Troy Johnson, a former champion. At lap fourteen the difference was only 0.026 second. With six laps remaining Jesse Gould and Gary Eicher went into the spin cycle in turn one. Potosky now led Troy Johnson, Dennis Lunger, Hall, and 2020 champion Brent Rhebergen. Lunger got to second at lap fifteen and was 0.044 second behind at lap sixteen. With the white flag flying Potosky led Lunger and Troy Johnson, his lead now 0.404 second. At the checkers Potosky was the winner with Troy Johnson getting the runner-up spot, then Lunger, Rhebergen, and Hall filling out the top five.
John Watson and Billy Henry brought the RUSH Late Models to green with Henry establishing the lead by turn two on lap one of the twenty lap contest. Watson was second at the end of one lap with opening night winner Josh Ferry third, Steve Hollabaugh fourth, and former champion Darrell Bossard rounding out the top five. Yellow flew as the leaders completed lap one when Tyler Allison and D J Krug spun in turn three. After green yellow again flew when Jonathan Stockdale and Chris Withers spun in turn two. At green Ferry quickly got to second, looking to “bookend” his season. Yellow yet again at lap three as John Oakes spun in turn four. Bossard was challenging for third at four laps with Watson hanging on to the spot to lap five. Henry was speeding off to a 2.061 second lead at the end of nine laps and increasing it at eleven laps when Krug and Oakes spun in turn four. With five to go Henry had again sped out to a 2.158 second lead over Ferry, Bossard, August 7 winner Breyton Santee, and former champion Kyle Zimmerman. The race was heating up for second with only 0.034 second separating Ferry and Bossard. At lap eighteen Ferry was second. The finish order was Henry, Ferry, Bossard, Santee, and Zimmerman.
Heat 1: Jessica Harvey, Mitchell Rex, Alan Sousa, Tyler Fedorko, Anna Vassen, Collin Deering, Derrick Randolph
Heat 2: Jacob Wheeler, Justin Bailey, Andrew Smith, Alex Siekkinen, Tristan Start, Dalton Eggleston, Josie Kish, Sean Murphey
Feature: Jessica Harvey, Jacob Wheeler, Andrew Smith, Justin Bailey, Alan Sousa, Alex Siekkinen, Derrick Randolph, Tristan Start, Dalton Eggleston, Collin Deering, Mitchell Rex, Sean Murphey, Josie Kish, Anna Vassen, Tyler Fedorko (DNS)
Heat 1: Justin Carlson, Gary Eicher, Mike Potosky, Jeff Johnson, Geoff Conn, Jim Plance, Mark Titus, Chuck Steinle Jr
Heat 2: Casey Bowers, Dennis Lunger, Chris Peterson, Brandon Grossman, Josh Mcdonald, Ryan Johnson, Al Brewer
Heat 3: Troy Johnson, Randy Hall, Brent Rhebergen, Tim Rockwell, Jesse Gould, Hunter Hulley, Adam Ashcroft
Feature: Mike Potosky, Troy Johnson, Dennis Lunger, Brent Rhebergen, Randy Hall, Justin Carlson, Jeff Johnson, Tim Rockwell, Jim Plance, Mark Titis, Gary Eicher, Jesse Gould, Josh McDonald, Casey Bowers, Brandon Grossman, Geoff Conn, Chris Peterson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bryon Johnson, Hunter Hulley (DNS)
Heat 1: Pat Fielding, Gary Miller, Mike Horton, Tom Teed, Troy Dezarn, Donald Dezarn
Heat 2: Rusty Wheeler, Joe Stajnrajh, Cody Dean, Jamie Duncan, Carl Marcy
Heat 3: Ed Bolyard, Wesley Mccray, Jonathan Davis, David Baker, Jason Black (Dns)
Feature: Pat Fielding, Rusty Wheeler, Joe Stajnrajh, Wesley McCray, Ed Bolyard, David Baker, Troy Dezarn, Donald Dezarn, Gary Miller, Cody Dean, Tom Teed, Mike Horton, Jamie Duncan, Jonathan Davis, Jason Black (DNS), Carl Marcy (DNS)
Heat 1: Jeremy Double, Justin Chaddock, Billy Cunningham, Bill Cunningham, Vincent Depizzo, Cale Sousa, Brian Lacey (Double Sets New Track Record Of 19.477 For Economods, Old Record Of 19.591 Set May 17, 2019 By Kyle Miller)
Heat 2: Matt Alexander, Garrett Calvert, Justin Sax, Nate Young, Bob Vogt, Mike Harmon
Heat 3: Dustin Demattia, Jarett Young, Zack Lenart, Gary Sullivan, Dale Reiser, Hayden Loomis, Brandon Porter
Feature: Nate Young, Jarett Young, Billy Cunningham, Matt Alexander, Justin Sax, Bill Cunningham, Gary Sullivan, Zack Lenart, Bob Vogt Jr, Dale Reiser, Brandon Porter, Cale Sousa, Mike Harmon, Justin Chaddock, Vincent Dipizzo, Hayden Loomis, Jeremy Double, Garrett Calvert, Dustin Demattia, Brian Lacy (DNS)
Rush Late Models
Heat 1: Darrell Bossard, Billy Henry, Kyle Zimmerman, Gary Youngs, D J Krug
Heat 2: John Oakes, Steve Hollabaugh, Breyton Santee, Chris Withers, Tyler Allison
Heat 3: Josh Ferry, John Watson, Jonathan Stockdale, John Lacki, Jacob Peterson
Feature: Billy Henry, Josh Ferry, Darrell Bossard, Breyton Santee, Kyle Zimmerman, John Lacki, John Watson, Jacob Peterson, John Stockdale, Chris Withers, John Oakes, Steve Hollabaugh, Tyler Allison, D J Krug, Gary Youngs ... See MoreSee Less
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