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  • Raceway 7 honors Champions with Annual Awards Banquet!

    Fairview, OH, (November 14, 2015): Raceway 7’s 2015 season came to its end with a gala banquet at St. John’s Parrish Center in Fairview,PA to honor the season’s best performances by its race teams. The top ten points finishers in each division were honored as well as the most improved driver and the rookie of the year.


    Chad Wright was honored for his dominance in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models, winning nine of the seventeen features for his second triumph in the final points tally. Other feature winners in the division were Dennis Lunger, Bob Pifer, Billy Henry, Kyle Zimmerman, and Darrell Bossard.


    Percy McDonald won his second points title in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods, winning four features enroute to the championship. Other winners included Brent Rhebergen, Ken Zimmer, Joel Watson, Justin Carlson, Brandon Blackshear, Dan McDonald, and Mike Kinney.


    Shaun Fawcett dominated the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks, winning four feature wins during the season. Also driving to Victory Lane during the season were Ed Bolyard, Brandon Groters, Randy Martz, Brian Crandall, Chris Hochschild, and Rob Bates.


    Rick Prosser drove into the Winner’s Circle four times on his way to the 2015 Bonnell Auto Sales Economods Championship. Defending champion Josh Ferry collected also collected win, six total, as well as Brad Blackshear, Kyle Reinwald, Jace Ferringer, Steve Haefke, and Jason Longwell.


    The Specialty Product Mini-Stock Championship battle went right to the final event with Brad Cole taking his second championship at the raceway, winning three times  with former champion Bud Sergeff finishing second, despite winning five features. Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, defending champion Dale Fraschetti, and Casey Harmon all collected wins during the season.


    Specialty Products Mini-Stock driver Derrick Tuttle was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year” while Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model driver Khole Wanzer was determined to  be the “Most Improved Driver” at the track for this season.


    Seventeen nights of racing with only one rainout made this one of the busiest seasons in Raceway 7’s history. The sole time for a complete rainout of events was June 12. On May 8 the final feature of the night (Specialty Products Mini-Stocks) was interrupted by rain at five laps complete and was completed the following week prior to the regularly scheduled program.


  • 2015 Banquet INFO:

    The 2015 season banquet will be held at the St. Johns Social Hall located in Girard, PA on November 14th, 2015. Tickets are $25 a piece and must be purchased by Oct. 30th, as they will NOT be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, a check can be mailed to Raceway 7 11425 Neiger rd, Girard, PA 16417. Doors will open at 5:00 Dinner at 6:00. There will be beer and pop there, as well as the option for BYOB. Thanks!

  • 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!


    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:


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


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


    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:


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


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


    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:


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


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


    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:


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


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


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

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:


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


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



    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:


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


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


    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!


    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!


    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:



    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)



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



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



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



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



    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:



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



    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:



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



    Heat 2: Brandon Groters, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Hochschild



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


    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:



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



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



    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:



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



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



    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)