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FIVE NEW FACES CLAIM RACEWAY 7 VICTORIES AND BEAT THE WEATHER ON NIGHT TWO OF THE 2020 SEASON. Conneaut, OH (June 26,2020) By: Mark Hoegerl

After beating some early rain drops, and getting through the evenings events in record time, five new drivers took victories, to mark the second week of the 2020 racing campaign. In the first feature of the night, Matt Alexander took honors in the Economod feature, Garrett Krummert won his first ever Raceway 7 feature, in the first appearance of the RUSH Modifieds, Mike Kinney continued his 2019 championship ways by scoring the victory in the E-Mods, Miss Jessica Harvey was victorious in the Mini-Stock main, and Joe Stajnrajh claimed his first ever Street Stock victory.

Brandon Ritchey and Rob Kristyak would bring down the 17 car starting field, in the RUSH Modifieds 20 lap event. Kristyak would get the jump as the green waved, to only have the races first of five cautions fly, as the Jacob Jordan, Kole Holden, and Ayden Cipriani would come together between turns one and two. On the second restart, Kristyak would once again get the jump, as you could almost throw a blanket over positions third through six, as Kristyak and eight starting Garrett Krummert would enagage in a race long battle, as the race reached the mid point. Krummert would make his winning move using the inside lane, coming out of turn two, on lap sixteen, to cruise to his first ever Raceway 7 victory. Kristyak secured second, Chas Wolbert came home third, Brandon Ritchey placed forth, and Kyle Martell rounded out the top.

Mike Kinney, showed he hasen’t lost a step from his 2019 E-Mods championship run, by winning his first main event, of 2020. Josh McDonald and Eric Reinwald would lead down the nineteen car field to start the E-Mod A-Main. McDonald would take a comfortable lead at the outset, until the first caution waved on lap two, as Brent Rhebergen, Scott Stiffler, and Chuck Steinle Jr. came together in turn four. Stiffler was the only car that wouldn’t continue. McDonald would once again take control as the green waved, as Randy Hall, Eric Reinwald, and Joel Watson would mix it up behind him in their bid to the front. McDonald would hold on to the lead, until McKinney would take control coming out of turn two, on lap eight, to go on two claim the narrow victory over past champion, Randy Hall. Joel Watson ended up third, Josh McDonald held on to fourth, and Brent Rhebergen after going to the tail twice, after being involved in two early race incidents, brought home fifth.

Billy Cunningham, and 2000 E-Mod Champion, Bill Watson would bring the nineteen car Economod feature to green. Watson, would lead the field through a series of lap two cautions. On the restart, Watson would take a slim advantage over fifth starting, Matt Alexander. Watson, would hold the lead until Alexander would take command on lap four. While in front, Dustin Demattia, Justin Chaddock, Bill Watson, and Nate Yoiung had a fierce battle going on for second through fifth. Alexander weathered a few late race cautions and Demattia to hold on to a 0.340 victory, to secure his first win of 2020. Chaddock rode home third, Nate Young fourth, and Zack Lenart rounded out the top five.

In the 12 lap Mini-Stock main event. Mike Barr along with Pat Hanlon would bring the 24 car Mini-Stock field to green. Hanion would take the lead on lap one, until a caution would come out for debris. On the lap one restart, the red would wave for a multi-car pile up, involving, Kevin Watson, Brad Cole, Mark Lawrence, Chris Bugielski, and Tristan Start. During the red flag situation, race leader, Pat Hanion would fall from the event giving the lead over to, Waterfords, Jessica Harvey. Jessica Harvey would hold off many valiant attempts by Dalton Speer. Speer tried a series of outside moves in the last couple laps, but couldn’t muster enough challenge to get around the calm and cool Harvey. Speer, Emily Stoyer, Pete Blazczak, and Trisha Jacklett would round out the top.

In the 15 lap Street Stock feature, Pat Fielding and Joe Stajnrajh would bring the field to green. Fielding would get the jump and lead the first two laps, until Stajnrajh would get a run on the high side coming out of turn four for the lead on lap three. While Stajnrajh built up a comfortable lead, last weeks winner, Paul Davis was picking off the field towards his bid to the front. Sixth starting, Davis would pull even a few times after a lap ten caution, but Stajnrajh would engineer enough distance in the remaining four laps to go on to win his first ever, Raceway 7 Street Stock victory. Davis, Fielding, Curt Bish Jr. and Jamie Duncan rounded out the top five.

RUSH Modifieds: Car Count: 17

Heat 1: 1)Rob Kristyak 2)Chas Wolbert 3)Brandon Ritchey 4)Chelsie Kriegisch 5)Jacob Jordan

Heat 2: 1)Garrett Krummert 2)Gary Haupt 3)Greg Porter 4)Kyle Martell 5)Jordan Ehrenberg 6)Dave Kalb Jr.

Heat 3: 1)Tony Tatgenhorst 2)Ayden Cipriani 3)Amelia Clay 4)Nathen McDowell 6) Dave Price

Feature: 1) Garrett Krummert 2)Rob Kristyak 3) Chas Wolbert 4) Brandon Ritchey 5) Kyle Martell 6)Gary Haupt 7)Jacob Jordan 8)Tony Tatgenhorst 9)Dave Kalb Jr. 10)Kole Holden 11)Amelia Clay 12)Jordan Ehrenberg 13)Ayden Cipriani 14)Nathen McDowell 15) Dave Price 16)Chelsie Kriegisch 17)Greg Porter

Lap Leaders: Kristyak (1-15) Krummert (16-20)
Cautions: Laps 0,5,10,11,12

Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods: Car Count 19

Heat 1: 1)Eric Reinwald 2)Josh McDonald 3)Mike Kinney 4)Brent Rhebergen 5)Casey Bowers 6)Jessee Gould

Heat 2: 1)Joel Watson 2)Randy Hall 3)Chuck Steinle Jr. 4)Dennis Lunger 5)Brandon Grossman 6)Dan McDonald

Heat 3: 1)Troy Johnson 2)Steve Rex 3)Scott Stiffler 4)Mark Titus 5)Dan McEwen 6)Alan Atkinson

Feature: 1)Mike Kinney 2)Randy Hall 3)Joel Watson 4)Josh McDonald 5)Brent Rhebergen 6)Dennis Lunger 7)Casey Bowers 8)Eric Reinwald 9)Troy Johnson 10)Alan Atkinson 11)Dan McDonald 12)Chuck Steinle Jr, 13)Brandon Grossman 14) Mark Titus 15)Dan McEwen 16)Steve Rex 17)Jesse Gould 18)Percy McDonald 19)Scott Stiffler

Leaders: McDonald (1-7) Kinney (8-20)
Cautions: Laps 2,2,6,7,10

Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods: Car Count 20

Heat 1: 1)Matt Alexander 2)Judson Fell 3)Billy Cunningham 4)Dustin Demattia 5)Bill Cunningham 6)Kyle Akins 7)Patrick Drennan

Heat 2: 1)Bill Watson 2)Jarett Young 3) Zack Lenart 4)Bob Vogt Jr. 5)Jordan Simmons 6)Andrew Pisarchick 7)Chris Runyon

Heat 3: 1)Nate Young 2)Jamie Sax 3)Justin Chaddock 4)John Boyd 5)Derek Connors 6)Garret Calvert

Feature: 1)Matt Alexnader 2)Dustin Demattia 3)Justin Chaddock 4)Nate Young 5)Zack Lenart 6)Bill Watson 7)Judson Fell 8)Garrett Calvert 9)Bob Vogt Jr. 10)Jamie Sax 11)John Boyd 12)Kyle Atkins 13)Andrew Pisarchick 14)Bill Cunningham 15)Derek Connors 16)Jordan Simmons 17)Billy Bunningham 18)Jarett Young 19)Pat Drennan DNS:Chris Runyon

Lap Leaders: Watson (1-4) Alexander (5-15)
Cautions: 2,2,10,13

Sunnyside Farm Transit Mini Stocks: Car Count 26

Heat 1: 1)Joe Romanko 2)Mike Barr 3)Mark Lawrence 4)Mark Braden 5)Mitchell Rex 6)Dalton Eggleston 7)Emily Stoyer

Heat 2: 1)Dalton Speer 2)Pat Hanlon 3)Brandon Ditto 4)Pete Blazczak 5)Brandon Ditto 6)Krista Start 7)Travis Creech

Heat 3: 1)Chris Bugielski 2)Jessica Harvey 3)Trisha Jacklettt 4)Alan Susa 5)Jeremy Start 6)Anna Vessan

Heat 4: 1)Lane Reinwald 2)Kevin Watson 3)Brad Cole 4)Tristan Start 5)DJ McCary 6)Corry Wick

Feature: 1)Jessica Harvey 2)Dalton Speer 3)Emily Stoyer 4)Pete Blazczak 5)Trisha Jacklett 6)Chris Bugielski 7)Brad Cole 8)Zoey Gill 9)Mike Barr 10)DJ McCray 11)Tristan Start 12)Krista Start 13)Anna Vessan 14)Alan Susa 15)Travis Creech 16)Mitchell Rex 17)Dalton Eggelston 18)Lane Reinwald 19)Joe Romanko 20)Pat Hanlon 21)Mark Lawrence 22)Kevin Watson 23)Brandon Ditto 24)Jeremy Start DNS:Mark Braden DNS:Corry Wick

Lap Leaders: Pat Hanlon (1) Jessica Harvey (2-12)
Cautions: Laps 1,9,10

Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks: Car Count 12

Heat 1: Curt Bish Jr. 2)Pat Fielding 3)Ed Bolyard 4)Douglas Eck 5)Jonathan Davis 6)Jesse Brock 7)David Snyder

Heat 2: 1)Paul Davis 2)Jamie Duncan 3)Joe Stanjnrajh 4)David Baker 5)Donald Dezarn 6)Gary Miller

Feature: 1)Joe Stajnrajh 2)Paul Davis 3)Pat Fielding 4)Curt Bish Jr. 6)Douglas Eck 7)David Baker 8)Dave Snyder 9)Ed Bolyard 10)Jonathan Davis 11)Jesse Brock 12)Donald Dezarn

Lap Leaders: Fielding (1-2) Stajnrajh (3-15)
Cautions: 9,10