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  • Crate Late Models featured this week at Raceway 7!

    Conneaut, OH (July 22, 2014): The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models, the premier class at Raceway 7, will be featured this Friday night as they race for $1000 to win. With the season now past the halfway point every race will hold extra importance for all competitors. Chad Wright, with three wins in 2014, looks to be on the way to his second points title in his young career with a 61-point edge over Matt Latta, a winner twice this season. Third with six scheduled nights remaining is Kyle Zimmerman, not yet a winner this season, but consistently near the front of the pack. Zimmerman trails Latta by 42-points and holds a 16-point advantage over Darrell Bossard, who picked up his first Crate Late Model win May 30. Former champion Dennis Lunger, with three wins, is fifth, another 44-points back of Bossard. All five will be in the hunt for the added purse.

    Gary Eicher has an impressive 78-point edge over defending champion Joel Watson in Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods points. Watson, a four-time champion including the past three in a row, has two wins this season and failed to appear for one night of racing, putting him at a disadvantage to Eicher, with two wins and nine top fives in ten weeks of racing. Percy McDonald, the 2009 champion and two time winner this season including last week, is third, another 49 points back of Watson. McDonald’s brother, Dan, without a win this year, is fourth, another 21 points back. Yet another 100 points back in fifth is Dan McDonald’s son, Josh, who picked up his first feature win May 23.

    Last Friday night saw a first time winner in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature as Ron Boardman got his first-ever win. The title race for the division is close as defending champion Chris Withers holds a 27-point lead over Ed Bolyard. Each of the top two have been to Victory Lane three times this season in regular racing and each have been top five runners every week. Withers also won a non-points special June 13. Only 35 points behind Bolyard is Jimmy Kennerknecht, always close to the front but who hasn’t yet broke into the Winner’s Circle. Also winless this season is Ken Lamp, another 58 points back in fourth and Shaun Fawcett, who picked up his lone win of the summer on June 27, 94 points behind Lamp.

    Steve Burns holds a 41-point edge over Josh Ferry in the Zimmer Service Center Economods championship chase. Each driver now has three wins with the biggest problem for Ferry being June 3, when major mechanical problems prevented him from starting the feature. Brandon Blackshear, champion in 2012 and winner last week, is currently third, 30 points behind Ferry. The veteran Rick Prosser, a former champion in both Street Stocks and E-Mods in the 1990s, is fourth, another 59 points back and only four markers ahead of Russ Kapalin. Blackshear has two wins this season, Prosser one victory, and Kapalin is still looking for his first trip to the Winner’s Circle.

    Twenty-three points separate second running Bud Sergeff from the lead in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks championship race. Dale Fraschetti, with three wins this season, leads the standings over Sergeff, a two time winner this summer and the 2012 champion. Jason Easler, not yet a winner this year, is third 44-points back and holding a 27-point edge over Carlos Aponte. Aponte, the 2009 champion, has three wins this season. Fifth is Brad Cole, the defending champion, twenty behind Aponte. Cole got his second win of the season last Friday.

    Regular gate pricing will be in effect this 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 or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.

  • Featured ImageDave Murdick Wins as Big Block Modifieds return to Raceway 7


    Latta, McDonald, Boardman, Blackshear, and Cole get regular class wins.

    Conneaut, OH (July 18, 2014: The BRP Big Block Modifed Tour returned to Raceway 7 with twenty-one of the region’s fastest Modifieds turning out for the scheduled 35-lap event, the first for the Modifieds at the northeast Ohio speedplant since 2005, an event won by Todd Burley.

    Percy McDonald won his second Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods feature of the season in an all-green finale to start out feature action. Defending champion Brad Cole won an action-packed Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature. Dave Murdick took over at the front on a lap twenty-four restart and went on to win the first appearance of the Big Block Modifieds at Raceway 7 since 2009. Matt Latta won his second Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature of the year, leading from the green flag through the checkers and Brandon. Blackshear collected his second win of the season.

    Brian Douglas and Percy McDonald brought the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to green with McDonald grabbing the lead at turn one. At lap seven Gary Eicher was challenging Douglas for second but was not able to gain the spot until one lap past halfway. Joel Watson, defending track champion and last week’s winner, got by Douglas at lap twelve after starting sixth.  McDonald, the opening night winner and 2009 track champion, went on to the win in the race that went green to checkers without a caution. Eicher wound up second with Watson third, Douglas fourth, and Dan McDonald fifth.


    Former champion Bud Sergeff started the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature from the pole position with Scott Gill outside. Sergeff led the opening lap with Carlos Aponte coming to second. At the end of two laps defending champion Brad Cole was up to third from his sixth starting berth. Coming out of turn two on lap four Aponte got to the lead with Cole replacing Sergeff for the runner-up spot in turn four. At halfway Dale Fraschetti, looking for his third win in as many weeks was fourth. Caution was displayed for debris at lap six, bunching the field for the final six laps. On the restart Aponte and Sergeff got together with Aponte winding up spun in turn one and Sergeff being sent to the rear for his part in the incident. Cole led the field back to the green with Fraschetti up to second and Dylan Goodman third.  Cole went on to his second win of the season with Fraschetti second, Goodman third, Mitch Stokes fourth and Jason Easler fifth.


    After a four-abreast pace lap the twenty-one BRP Big Modifieds started their thirty-five lap main event with Justin Wright and Tom Mattocks leading the charge. Wright led lap one with Rex King coming to second. King came to the front at a restart on lap two. At lap ten a six-car pileup in turn four slowed the action with King still leading Wright, Dave Murdick, Rex King Jr, and Mattocks. Sixth-running Jeremiah Shingledecker, the most recent Modified winner at Raceway 7, experienced mechanical problems at lap fourteen, eliminating him from competition. At the restart Wright came back to the lead with Murdick also getting by King. With twenty-four laps complete Brad Rapp and Tom Mattocks got together hard in turn four with Rapp slamming the wall and Mattocks being sent to the rear for rough driving. At green Murdick got the lead on the start and pulled away until going high in turn one at lap 32 when yellow again flew for a car stopped in turn four. After green Murdick led the final laps with Wright settling for second, Rex King Jr third, Rex King Sr fourth, and Shane Pierce fifth.


    Matt Latta and Wendell Pinckney led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models to Roger Osburn’s green flag with Latta pulling out to a big lead on the first lap over Kyle Zimmerman and Chad Wright who were side by side until Zimmerman gained the spot a lap later. Zimmerman and Wright fought over the runner-up spot with Wright finally getting by at lap sixteen but was unable to pull close enough to Latta to make a run at the lead until two laps from the checkers when Bobby Rohrer looped his mount in turn four, causing a two lap run for the win with Wright now right on Latta’s rear bumper. Latta was able to maintain the lead after green was shown for the final restart with Wright, Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, and. Michael Mitchell filling out the top five.


    Chris Hochschild and Ron Boardman brought the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks field to green with Boardman leading lap one. After a lap two restart Ed Bolyard came to second with Jimmy Kennerknecht coming to third. Defending champion Chris Withers was alongside Kennerknecht at lap five and the two ran side by side with Kennerknecht having a slight advantage at the line each lap while Boardman, looking for his first-ever Raceway 7 win, was extending his lead until lap thirteen when Dave Myers spun, slowing the event again. At the restart Kennerknecht got by Bolyard briefly but yellow again flew, setting up a one lap dash for the win. Boardman led the final lap, collecting his first win at Raceway 7 over Bolyard, Kennerknecht, Withers, and Mark Frontera.


    The final race of the night was the Zimmer Service Center Economods with Brandon Blackshear and Rick Prosser leading the way. Blackshear jumped to the early lead. It at the end of lap one points leader Steve Burns got into Prosser, turning himself into the front straight retaining wall and retiring to the pits for repairs. Blackshear led the remaining distance with Devin Henry running second, three-time winner Josh Ferry third, Prosser fourth, and Wayne Mohawk fifth.


    BRP Big Block Modified Tour:


    Heat 1: Jeremiah Shingledecker, Tom Mattocks, JR McGinley, Mark Frankhouser, Carl Murdick, Kevin Greene, Randy Chronister


    Heat 2: Dave Murdick, Justin Wright, Kevin Hoffman, Rex King Jr, Brad Rapp, Eric Gabany, Tom Glenn


    Heat 3: Rex King, Shayne Pierce, Bob Warren, Rick Ragalski, Steve Barr, Chris Haines, Rodney Beltz


    Feature: Dave Murdick, Justin Wright, Rex King jr, Rex King Sr, Shayne Pierce, Bob Warren, Rodney Beltz, Eric Gabany, Carl Murdick, Tom Mattocks, Mark Frankhouser, Steve Barr, J R McGinley, Brad Rapp, Kevin Hoffman, Kevin Green, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rick Regalski, Randy Chronister, Chris Haines, Tom Glenn

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models:


    Heat 1: Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Darrell Bossard, Billy Henry, Jamie Wrightsman, Kevin Hill, Bob Pifer


    Heat 2: Wendell Pinckney, Bobby Rohrer, Matt Latta, Michael Mitchell, Dennis Lunger, Breyton Santee, Eric Andrus, Khole Wanzer, Mike Lozowski


    Feature: Matt Latta, Chad Wright, Kyle Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, Michael Mitchell, Darrell Bossard, Dave Airgood, Billy Henry, Jamie Wrightsman, Eric Andrus, Breyton Santee, Bob Pifer, Khole Wanzer, Bobby Rohrer, Wendell Pinckney, Kevin Hill, Mike Lozowski (DQ)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:


    Heat 1: Gary Eicher, Joel Watson, Mike McGee, Josh McDonald, John Boardman, Mike Potosky, Bill Taylor


    Heat 2: Jack Young, Brian Douglas, Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Mike Bambarger, Jesse Gould


    Feature: Percy McDonald, Gary Eicher, Joel Watson, Brian Douglas, Dan McDonald, Jack Young, Josh McDonald, Mike Potosky, John Boardman, Chuck Steinle Jr, Mike Bambarger, Jesse Gould, Bill Taylor, Mike McGee

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:


    Heat 1: Chris Hochschild, Ron Boardman, Mark Frontera, Kyle Reinwald, Mike Harmon, David Kase


    Heat 2: Chris Withers, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Ed Bolyard, Kenny Lamp, Dave Myers


    Feature: Ron Boardman, Ed Bolyard, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Chris Hochschild, Kenny Lamp, Mike Harmon, David Myers, Kyle Reinwald, Chad Stevenson, David Kase (DNS)

    Zimmer Service Center Economods:


    Heat 1: Josh Ferry, Jodi Woodworth, Devin Henry, Kyle Fellows, Russ, Kapalin, Mitchell Wright


    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Brandon Blackshear, Steve Burns, Eric Reinwald, Wayne Mohawk, Chuck Steinle Sr


    Feature: Brandon Blackshear, Devin Henry, Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Wayne Mohawk, Russ Kapalin, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kyle Fellows, Mitchell Wright, Steve Burns, Jodi Woodworth

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:


    Heat 1: Dylan Goodman, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Mitch Stokes, Alex Forbes, Casey Harmon,  Cale Sousa, Robert Johnson


    Heat 2: Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, John Boyd, Carlos Aponte, Mary Hammond, Ben Call, Joe Keney, Hunter Hulley


    Heat 3: Brad Cole, Logan Keney, Scott Gill, Alex Siekinnen, Jason Brightman, Cody Miner, Bo Walters, Jeannie Fowler


    Feature: Brad Cole, Dale Fraschetti, Dylan Goodman, Mitch Stokes, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Carlos Aponte, John Boyd, Mary Hammond, Scott Gill, Logan Keney, Hunter Hully, Joe Keney, Bo Walters, Alex Forbes, Casey Harmon, Robert Johnson, Cale Sousa, Hoyt Mihalak, Ben Call, Jeannie Fowler, Alex Siekinnen, Jason Brightman (DNS), Cody Miner (DNS)

  • Big Block Modifieds return to Raceway 7 as points races heat up!

    Conneaut, OH (July 15, 2014): The BRP Big Block Modified Tour will be at a Raceway 7 this week for their first appearance since 2005 when Todd Burley claimed the win. Rex King Jr currently leads the standings with Brad Rapp only two points back and Dave Murdick eight points from the lead.

    In the regular Raceway 7 classes defending Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models champion Chad Wright currently holds a strong 51-point edge on Matt Latta with another 31 back to Darrell Bossard. Wright has three wins on the season while. Matts and Bossard each have one.

    Gary Eicher, with two feature wins, leads reigning champion Joel Watson by 68 points. Watson also has two wins but missed a week early in the season. Former champion Percy McDonald, opening night winner, is third, another 54-points back.

    Defending champion Chris Withers is leading the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks by 25 points over former champion Ed Bolyard. Each has three wins and are each near the front of the field every week. Jimmy Kennerknecht has been close to the front each week but has yet to make the trip to the Winner’s Circle in 2014. Only 35 points separate Kennerknecht for the second spot.

    On the strength of three wins and top finishes Steve Burns holds a healthy 71 point margin over Josh Ferry, also a three time winner in the Zimmer Service Center Economods. Ferry however, failed to start one feature, costly in the season points rankings. Ferry holds a 35 point edge over former champion Brandon Blackshear, a winner once in 2014.

    After a wild finish last week at the end of the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature Dale Fraschetti had his third win of the season and the championship points lead by a slim four points over 2012 champion Bud Sergeff. Jason Easler Eler is 47 points back of Sergeff.

    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 or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.

  • Joel Watson wins E-Mod Special at Raceway 7

    Lunger, Withers, Ferry, and Fraschetti all add to their win totals!


    Conneaut, OH (July 11, 2014: State Farm Insurance was the title sponsor for the $800 to win special for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods with Joel Watson taking home the cash and the trophy.

    Watson took over at the front of the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods pack on lap three and cruised to his second win of the season. Dennis Lunger led every lap enroute to his third Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature win of the season. Chris Withers started on the front row of the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature and immediately sped off to his fourth win of the season, trying to repeat his championship title. Josh Ferry registered a convincing win, his third of the season, in the Zimmer Service Center Economods feature, taking over at the front from Rick Prosser with two laps remaining. Dale Fraschetti prevailed in a wild finish to the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature, his third of the year and second in a row.

    Extra cash for the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods was on the line courtesy of State Farm Insurance for the twenty-five lap special. Dan Davies started the event from the pole with the veteran Bill Taylor alongside. Davies led from the drop of the green with Joel Watson second. Watson went by Davies on the back stretch of lap three but the leaders were side by side at the end of the lap. At halfway Watson led Brent Rhebergen, Gary Eicher, Davies, and Mike Potosky. Eicher got by Rhebergen after running alongside for four laps at lap 18 then caution flew, erasing a half straight lead for Watson. Rhebergen got back to second at green setting the finish as Watson, Rhebergen, Eicher, Davies, and Josh McDonald, who came to fifth with three to go.


    The Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks were led to the green by Mark Frontera and Chris Withers with Withers leading the way from the green. The defending champion was never challenged, leading every lap on his way to his fourth win of the season in the all-green race, lengthening his points lead. Frontera was second with Ed Bolyard, Ron Boardman, and Kenny Lamp filling out the top five.


    Dennis Lunger and Darrell Bossard led the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models to the green with opening night winner Lunger leading Bossrard from the start. At halfway Lunger had near quarter lap lead over Bossard with Matt Latta third, defending champion Chad Wright fourth and Kyle Zimmerman fifth. At lap thirteen caution was shown, eliminating Lunger’s lead. After green for one lap another caution was necessary with Max Blair now up to fifth. Latta got to second at lap fifteen but Lunger was on his way to his third feature win of the season. Latta settled for second with Wright third, Bossrd fourth and Zimmerman getting back by Blair on the final run out of turn four to the checkers for fifth.


    Three-time winner Steve Burns and single winner Rick Prosser started the Zimmer Service Center Economods feature on the front row with Burns leading to turn one then giving way to Prosser. Josh Ferry, looking for feature win number three on the season, came to second at lap two. At lap six Prosser and Ferry were nearly even at the stripe with Prosser having a slight lead. Four cars spun in turn two slowing the event. Burns came back to second at the restart but Prosser was opening his lead. Ferry got back to second at ten laps in but another yellow slowed the event at lap twelve. With two laps remaining Ferry got by Prosser just prior to the final caution period. Ferry went on to his third win of the season with Prosser second, Brandon Blackshear third, Burns fourth, and Russ Kapalin fifth. Kapalin collected an extra $50 Gift Certificate from Speedway Motors of Lincoln, Nebraska.


    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks finished their night with John Boyd and Dylan Goodman leading the way to the green. Goodman led the way after battling Boyd side by side most of lap one. Last week’s winner Dale Fraschetti came to second at lap four after starting tenth and started chasing down the leader. At seven laps complete Alex Siekkenin slid into the turn one fence bringing yellow over the field. Yellow again flew at lap nine setting up a three lap dash to the checkers. With two to go Fraschetti got by Goodman, then Sergeff and Stokes also got by Goodman. Fraschetti wound up with his third win of the season after a wild last turn battle with  Sergeff. Mitch Stokes wound up third, Goodman fourth, and Jason Easler. The Specialty Products extra cash went to Hoyt Mihalak.


    Evergreen Lake Park Campground Late Models:

    Heat 1: Max Blair, Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Billy Henry, Breyton Santee, Joe. Long

    Heat 2: Kyle Zimmerman, Cody Dawson, Darrell Bossard, Matt Latta, Mike Mitchell, Josh Mueller, Mike Lozowski
    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Matt Latta, Chad Wright, Darrell Bossard, Kyle Zimmerman, Max Blair, Billy Henry, Breyton Santee, Cody Dawson, Dave Airgood, Mike Lozowski, Khole Wanzer, Michael Mitchell, Joe Long, Wendall Pinckney

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

    Heat 1: Mike Potosky, Jack Young, Dan Davies, Rich Michael, Gary Eicher, Dan McDonald, John Boardman, Denny Crawford, Chuck Steinle Jr

    Heat 2: Joel Watson, Percy McDonald, Brent Rhebergen, Bill Taylor, Josh McDonald, Brian Douglas, Dwayne Clay, Mike Smith, Kenny Zimmer
    Feature: Joel Watson, Brent Rhebergen, Gary Eicher, Dan Davies, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald, Mike Potosky, Dan McDonald, John Boardman, Brian Douglas, Bill Taylor, Rich Michael, Denny Crawford, Jack Young, Mike Smith, Chuck Steine Jr (DNS), Dwayne Clay (DNS) Ken Zimmer (DNS)

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

    Heat 1: Kenny Lamp, Ron Boardman, Chris Withers, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Ed Nolyard, Mark Frontera, Shaun Fawcett, Mike Harmon, Chris Hochschild, Chad Stevenson (DNS)
    Feature: Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Ed Bolyard, Ron Boardman, Kenny Lamp, Shaun Fawcett, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Chad Stevenson, Mike Harmon, Chris Hochschild

    Zimmer Service Center Economods:

    Heat 1: Josh Ferry, Jodi Woodworth Jr, Kyle Fellows, Russ Kapalin, Chuck Steinle Sr, Josh Mueller, Megan Adams

    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Ty Rhoades, Steve Burns, Wayne Mohawk, Brandon Blackshear, Alan Atkinson, Devin Henry, Paul Drotar
    Feature: Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Brandon Blackshear, Steve Burns, Russ Kapalin, Wayne Mohawk, Jodi Woodworth Jr, Alan Atkinson, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kyle Fellows, Ty Rhoades, Megan Adams, Josh Mueller, Dwayne Clay, Devin Henry (DNS)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

    Heat 1: Dale Fraschetti, Carlos Aponte, Travis Creech, Mary Hammond, Logan Keney, Casey Fox, Joe Keney

    Heat 2: Mitch Stokes, Bud Sergeff, Brad Cole, Hoyt Mihalak, Jason Easler, Cale Sousa, Alex Siekkinen

    Heat 3: Dylan Goodman, Joe Longenecker, John Boyd, Scott Gill, Alex Forbes, Pat Drennan, Cody Minor
    Feature: Dale Fraschetti, Bud Sergeff, Mitch Stokes, Dylan Goodman, Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, John Boyd, Cale Sousa, Scott Gill, Mary Hammond, Alex Forbes, Joe Longenecker, Par Drennan Cody Minor, Logan Keney, Alex Siekkenin, Carlos Aponte, Joe Keney, Travis Creech (DQ), Brad Cole (DQ) Casey Fox (DNS)