CARS Crate Late Models allowed to run topless this week at Raceway 7!

Other classes will run full programs of regular features!

Conneaut, OH (August 11, 2017): Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models will be in the spotlight this Friday at Raceway 7 with the drivers getting the option to run topless. It’s said that the cars are faster without their top, plus the fans get a less obstructed view of the drivers wrestling the cars through the corners and down Raceway 7’s long straights. Last week’s quickest time for the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models was 19.026, set by Chad Wright while enroute to his heat race win.

The format for the CARS events will be Group time trials to set heat starting grids with each heat paying paying $100 to win. Sponsors for the heats will be Daniels Speed Supply, 955 Automotive and Jason Orr, and Amsoil by Gary and Bonnie Neubauer. The top two finishers from each heat will advance into the first dash sponsored by J D Diversified. The first dash will set starting positions one through six in the feature. The second dash will consist of the third and fourth in each heat and will be sponsored by Shetler Construction. The second dash will set starting positions seven through twelve. The dashes will also pay $100 to win. The feature event will run 25-laps and will pay $1200 to win plus a $250 bonus from Knorr Electric.

Former division champion Kyle Zimmerman, the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model winner on the most recent event, July 28, leads the standings by a razor-thin margin of only one point over Dave Airgood. Airgood is a two-time winner this season. Darrell Bossard is third, another ten points back with Wendall Pinckney and opening night winner Chad Wright completing the top five. Airgood and Wright have two wins each while Chris Withers has a single win. Neither Pinckney nor Bossard have won yet this season and only have three more nights including this week to accomplish a win.

Currently, defending champion Joel Watson leads the points for the Bonnell Collision Service E-Mods and has two wins, the most recent coming July 28. His lead is currently 46-points over Gary Eicher, the feature winner July 14. Third is Troy Johnson, near the front almost every outing but not yet getting to the Winner’s Circle. Will this be Troy’s week? Ken Zimmer, a two-time winner this season, is fourth with Jeff Johnson, not yet a winner, filling out the top five. Will either of the Johnson’s be able to score their first win this week? Jeremy Double was the opening night winner.

Brandon Blackshear, the winner opening night, leads the Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods over defending champion and two time winner Steve Haefke by only ten points. Two-time winner Tyler Frankenberry is third with Eric Reinwald, a one time winner, fourth. Geoff Conn, with several top five runs but no wins, is fifth. Mitch Wright also has a win, his first ever, that coming on July 14.

In Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock competition Jimmy Kennerknecht has two wins, the most recent being July 28th, and leads the standings by seven points over Jamie Duncan, winless this far this season. Chris McGuire, a one time winner this year, is third with Garrett Calvert and Don McGuire filling out the top five. Former class champion Shaun Fawcett won opening night. Tim Deutsch, Bobby Whitling, and Mike Miller also have feature wins this season.

The Sunnyside Farms Transit Mini Stocks point standings show June 2nd winner Joe Campbell the leader by 22-points over Bill Fuchs, who, in turn, has a big 62-point advantage over former champion Jason Easler. Jim Jones is another 30 markers back in fourth with Logan Keney another 24 back in fifth.

Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Route 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for this special event is $10, children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 width minimum age 18. Children under 18 admitted with a “Minor Release” form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Race day information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at

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