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  • Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series this week!

     

    Conneaut, OH (August 23, 2016): The Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Touring Series will visit Raceway 7 Friday for a $500 to win feature that will carry a $500 bonus if a registered Touring series member wins. Rob Bates and Leigh Wheeler have both won features at Raceway 7 this summer and are expected to be in contention for the win.

    Also on tap will be the second appearance of the Pennsylvania Vintage Dirt Modifieds. The dirt modifieds were very important to the early years of Raceway 7 and still are crowd pleasers. Gary Haupt, a regular competitor in the formative years, won the appearance of the group in May and is expected to return, as are Jim “Dingo” Kirkwood, Alan Bylery, Les Myers, and others.

    All five regular divisions have points races that are. Still undecided with only two points nights left. Bates

    All five regular divisions have points races that are. Still undecided with only two points nights left. Bates is the current Raceway 7 Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock points leader by a 107-point margin over defending champion Shaun Fawcett. Chris McGuire is currently third. All have feature wins this season. Chris Schneider currently leads the Penn Ohio Touring Series standings after four events over Brent Johnson and Bobby Whitling. With only two weeks left in the season every spot will count so competition for the win will be intense.

     

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models championship is still very close. Only 23 points separate Dennis Lunger from Darrell Bossard in the ranking. Lunger, the 2009 champion, has two wins on the season while Bossard has three. Third running Kyle Zimmerman, a former champion, has four wins but is 95 points out of the title chase lead.

     

    With seven wins this summer in ten appearances, former champion Joel Watson leads the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods over Dennis Lunger, who won his first E-Mod feature on August 5. The difference is only 19 points. Troy Johnson, winless this season at Raceway 7, is currently third, another 39-points back.

     

    Steve Haefke, a six time feature winner, leads the Bonnell Auto Sales Economod points race, but only by 20 markers overs defending champion Rick Prosser, a two time winner. Eric Reinwald, the winner on June 10, is third, 192 points out of the lead. With a maximum of 150 points available on any given night, Haefke and Prosser are the only cars who have a mathematical chance of winning the title.

     

    Jason Easler has dominated the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stock Victory Lane this summer and leads Hoyt Mihalak by 79 points heading into the final two events. If Easler finishes ahead of Mihalak at the end of the evening he will clinch the points title for his first championship at Raceway 7. Former champion Bud Sergeff is 185-points from the lead so is eliminated from gaining another championship. Defending champion Brad Cole is back in fifth, also eliminated from the title.

     

    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 visit www.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.



  • Crates go “topless” at Raceway 7 this Friday!

    Conneaut, OH (August 16, 2016): This coming Friday will be the night the tops come off the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models at Raceway 7. This is the week fans get to really see the drivers working the steering wheels of their racers as the driver will be in the open. It’s the one night of the year to really see the work that goes into getting the cars through the turns. With the season having only three weeks to determine the 2016 champion, every position will be important and battles will be hot throughout the entire evening.

     

    All five classes will be in action with the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models leading the way. The points chase is close with 2009 champion Dennis Lunger leading Darrell Bossard by only 23 points. Bossard has three wins this season while Lunger only has two. Another former champion, Kyle Zimmerman, is currently third, still in the hunt to add to his laurels. Zimmerman has four wins this season. Consistent “up-front” finishes has been Lunger’s forte this summer, the mark of a champion. Fourth-running Wendall Pinckney collected his first Crate Late Model win earlier this summer and is primed for more. Former Street a Stock champion Chris Withers is currently fifth in the standings, right on the verge of breaking through to win a feature.

     

    Seven-time feature winner Joel Watson only holds a nineteen point edge on second-running Dennis Lunger in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod chase. Watson has missed three nights of competition but has been incredibly strong in the races he has competed winning in all but three of his appearances. On July 22 Linger got his only E-Mod win to date but, again, is consistently near the front at the checkers. Troy Johnson, who has not yet visited Raceway 7’s Victory Lane this summer, is third, only 39 points in arrears of Lunger and still within striking distance of the lead. Dan and Josh McDonald are fourth and fifth, both mathematically eliminated from any hope of winning the championship title.

     

    Rob Bates has led the Campbell’s Mini Storage championship tilt since winning the opening night feature and has built a cushion of 107 points over Shaun Fawcett, the defending champion. Bates has two wins on the season while Fawcett has gone to Victory Lane three times. Chris McGuire, a four-time winner, is third, another 143 points back while Don McGuire is fourth and Chris Hochschild is fifth. Only Bates and Fawcett and mathematically able to take the title.

     

    Steve Haefke holds a narrow 20-point lead over defending champion Rick Prosser in the Bonnell Auto Sale Economods race for the championship. Haefke is a six-time winner, including a three in a row stretch near the mod-point of the season, while Prosser has two victories. Eric Reinwald, a winner June 10, is third with Tyler Frankenberry, a double winner fourth. Mike Harmon, not yet a winner this season, is fifth.

     

    Jason Easler has dominated the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks since opening night, building a 79-point lead over Hoyt Mihalak on the basis of eight wins. Mihalak has yet to visit Victory Lane this summer while tired place Bud Sergeff, a former champion, has one win. Defending champion Brad Cole, has two wins while Andy Proper has one win.  Kyle Adkins is fourth with Cole fifth. Easler, Mihalak, and Cole are still in the hunt for the championship mantle.

     

    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 visit www.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.

     



  • Raceway 7 cancels August 12 racing due to rain

    Conneaut, OH (August 12, 2016): Soaking rains earlier this week plus the forecast of a thunderstorm this afternoon has led to the cancellation of racing tonight. Join us next week for $1200.00 to win Topless Challenge for the Evergreen Lake Park Campgrounds CARS Crate Late Models. It is not known at this time if the Pennsylvania Vintage Modifieds will be rescheduled.



  • Featured ImagePennsylvania Vintage Modifieds return this week at Raceway 7!

    IMG_5229Conneaut, OH (August 9, 2016): The Pennsylvania Vintage Modifieds will make their second appearance at Raceway 7 this Friday with May winner Gary Haupt expected to return to defend his win. Other crowd favorites in the “throwback” to the roots of dirt racing here include Les Myers, Alan Byerly, Bob Sloss, and Australian native Jim “Dingo” Kirkwood. Heats and a feature are on tap with the cars on display on the walkway behind the grandstands prior to the evening’s events.

    As the points races wind down toward the end of the season September 2 only four chances remain for drivers to improve their season-long standings. With two wins this season, Dennis Lunger, a former champion, leads Darrell Bossard, a three time winner, by 23 points, a slim margin at this point of the year in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models championship run. Both are consistently at, or near, the front of every heat and feature. Kyle Zimmerman, also a former champion, is third another 72 points behind Bossard with Wendall Pinckney and Chris Withers rounding out the top five. The top six contenders are still possible points champions with four weeks remaining.

    Joel Watson has missed two weeks of racing but with seven feature wins he leads the Bonnell’s Collision Service E-Mods by nineteen points over Dennis Lunger, pulling double duty this season. Lunger for his first E-Mod win on July 22 but has run up front all season long. Third is Troy Johnson, still looking for his first class win at 7. Johnson is another 39 markers back. Father and son racers, Dan and Josh McDonald are fourth and fifth. The championship is very much up for grabs among the top six points cars with all having a mathematical chance at defeating Watson.

    Steve Haefke has six Bonnell Auto Sales Economods wins and leads their standings by 20 points over Rick Prosser, the defending champion and a two-time winner early in the season. Eric Reinwald, the June 10th winner, is third, a whopping 193 points out of the lead. Two-time winner Tyler Frankenberry is fourth with Mike Harmon fifth. Frankenberry and Harmon have both been eliminated from the title battle.

    Two time winner, including opening night, Rob Bates, has not relinquished the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock lead since the season opened and currently enjoys a 107 point margin over Shaun Fawcett, the defending champion and a three time winner this season. Chris McGuire, a four-time winner is third with Don McGuire fourth and Chris Hochschild fifth. Don McGuire and Hochschild are mathematically eliminated from the championship chase with four weeks remaining.

    Jason Easler has dominated Victory Lane in the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks this season with eight trips to it, buildings lead of 79 points over Hoyt Mihalak, who leads former champions Bud Sergeff by 106 markers. Kyle Adkins, without a win, has fourth, 87 points behind Sergeff. Defending champion Brad Cole if fifth 63 points behind Adkins. At 335 points out of the lead and only 75 points being available on any given night, Cole is now mathematically locked out of repeating the title.

    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 this special event, 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.



  • Dan Davies wins Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial!

    Conneaut, OH (August 6, 2016): With rain hitting areas surrounding Raceway 7 it turned out to be a beautiful night of racing at the northeast Ohio speedplant with the Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial for the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods being the highlight race of the night. Dan Davies took him the $1000 first place purse, his first Raceway 7 triumph of the season, after taking the lead at nine laps into the feature. Returning to Victory Lane after a two-tear absence in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models was Dave Airgood, leading flag to flag for the popular victory. Steve Haefke continued to dominate the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods with his sixth win while Jason Easler upped his dominating season to eight wins over the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks. Defending champion Shawn Fawcett collected his third win over the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock field.

    Dennis Lunger and Dave Airgood brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to green with Airgood edging ahead on the first lap to lead Lunger by a length at the end of the lap. Lunger stayed with Airgood through the opening laps, trying every turn to get back to the lead but by six laps complete Airgood was starting to open his lead. At halfway the front five were Airgood by five lengths over Lunger with Darrell Bossard third, Wendall Pinckney fourth, and Breyton Santee fifth. On lap fourteen Airgood caught the tail of the field and began lapping the back-markers. At fifteen laps in Chad Wright had displaced Santee for fifth. Airgood went on to his first win of the season over Lunger, Bossard, Pinckney, and Wright in the all-green, 20-minute class finale.

    Mike Potosky and Troy Johnson brought the Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial to green with Potosky, a two time winner this season, getting the immediate lead but action was slowed with two laps complete when Alan Atkinson spun on the high side of turn three. Potosky led again after green with Billy Henry coming to second and Dave Hess Jr, in a new Clinger Built E-Mod, third. Another caution, involving Josh Ferry and Ken Zimmer, slowed the race again at four complete. Hess came to second at five laps in, just as Ferry spun again in turn one. On the restart Hess suffered mechanical problems and rolled to a halt in turn one. The car restarted and Hess was able to rejoin the event. Davies came to second after the green was again flying with Henry third, Johnson back to fourth, and Dan McDonald fifth. Heading into turn one on lap nine a part flew from the lead car of Potosky and he slowed, then turned left into the infield. Davies then led Henry, Johnson, Jesse Gould, and Dan McDonald. At twelve laps in Gould spun in turn three, eventually involving several more cars including Bill Taylor, Ken Zimmer, Josh Ferry, Mike Kinney, and Percy McDonald. With the track nearly blocked, red was shown until the cars could be removed. Kinney, Ferry, and Percy McDonald were unable to continue. At thirteen complete Josh McDonald spun in turn two, collecting Hess in the process. Troy Johnson got back up to second over Henry at fourteen compete with Davies starting to open his lead. At fifteen laps Dan McDonald and Howard Fraley were locked in a side by side battle for fourth with McDonald securing it at lap seventeen. Lunger then got next to Fraley and was in fifth at the end of twenty. At 21 complete Hess was back up to third but slowed in turn three, done for the night. At the checkers it was Davies winning the memorial to two of Raceway 7’s favorites, Bob & Jackie Vogt. Johnson wound up second with Henry third, Dan McDonald fourth, and Lunger fifth,

    Defending champion Shawn Fawcett started the Campbell’s Mini Storage from the pole position with Don McGuire to his right. Jason Longwell and Garrett Calvert spun in lap two, slowing the race for the first time. At green, points leader Rob Bates came to second with McGuire now third over Chris McGuire and Joe Stajnrajh. Brian Mulichak spun in turn two at three complete for caution number two. Longwell again spun on the restart, slowing the field the third time. Rod Lasky was the spinner for the next yellow, again on lap three. At halfway Fawcett led Don McGuire, Bates, Chris McGuire, and Stajnrajh but Garrett Calvert slammed the wall on the front straight, yet again slowing the race. Calvert was unable to continue. Stajnrajh got to fourth at eight complete, then third at eleven laps. Fawcett went on to his third win of the season over Don McGuire, Stajnbajh, Bates, and Chris McGuire.

    Defending champion Rick Prosser and current points leader Steve Haefke brought the Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods to green with Haefke leading laps one as Mitch Wright slowed on the back straight with last week’s winner Tyler Frankenberry making contact and coming to a halt in turn three. After one lap of green Haefke was leading Brad Blackshear and Prosser then Blackshear spun in turn two, eventually collecting Frankenberry, Casey Harmon, Devin Henry, and Chuck Steinle Sr. As Henry never came to a stop he was restarted from the sport he held, third. Frankenberry and Blackshear both needed towed from the scene. After green again was shown, Haefke led Prosser, Steve Burns, Henry, and Gary Olson with caution again shown at four complete when Wright again spun, this time in turn two. Burns, running the extreme outside most of the night, slammed the turn three wall at seven laps complete. At green Haefke continued to lead with Olson challenging Prosser for the runner up spot. At five to go Prosser was solidly back in second with Haefke opening a half straight lead. With two to go Ashley Rogers, very slow in turn two, was hit hard by third-running Olson, again slowing the race and juggling the top five, now showing Haefke, Prosser, Henry, George Vestal, and Chuck Steinle Sr. Burns got by Steinle for fifth on lap fourteen then nearly got by Vestal for fourth on the final lap but slid high in turn three, having to settle for fifth. It was Haefke’s sixth win of the season.

    Pat Drennan and Corey Wick were the front row for the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stock night capper. Hoyt Mihalak tok the early lead with Bud Sergeff coming to second at lap two. At three complete Jason Easler was third with defending champion Brad Cole fourth. At four complete Bill Fuchs was fifth. On lap eight Easler got by Sergeff but Sergeff came back to second at nine complete when caution, then red flew when Alexis Vogt’s car caught fire on the infield. After racing resumed both Sergeff and Easler got by Mihalak then Easler took over the lead from Sergeff with one lap to go. Easler went on to the win, his eighth of the season, over Sergeff, Mihalak, Cole, and Fuchs.

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:
    Heat 1: Kyle Zimmerman, Breyton Santee, Wendall Pinckney, Chris Withers, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, Brandon Porter
    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Darrell Bossard, Chad Wright, Alex Anderson, Hunter Hulley, Ed Bolyard
    Feature: Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, Darrell Bossard, Wendall Pinckney, Chad Wright, Breyton, Santee, Chris Withers, Khole Wanzer, Kyle Zimmerman, Ed Bolyard, William Pinckney, Alex Anderson, Brandon Porter, Hunter Hulley (DNS)

    Bonnell’s Collision Service E-Mods Cashen Ready Mix Summer Championship
    Daniels Speed Supply Time Trials:
    Group 1: Ken Zimmer 19.405, Mike Potosky 19.425, Dan McDonald 19.465, Josh McDonald 19.532, Percy McDonald 19.689, Mike Kinney 19.792
    Group 2: Jeremy Double 19.434, Troy Johnson 19.561, Josh Ferry 19.655, Jesse Gould 19.826, Bill Taylor 19.956, Billy Henry 20.010
    Group 3: Dennis Lunger 19.055, Dan Davies 19.326, Dave Hess Jr, 19.504, Howard Fraley 20.042, Chuck Steinle Jr 20.277, Alan Atkinson 20.420
    Gary & Bonnie Neubauer AMSOIL Distributers Heat 1: Mike Potosky, Dan McDonald, Ken Zimmer, Mike Kinney, Josh McDonald, Percy McDonald
    955 Automotive Heat 2: Troy Johnson, Billy Henry, Josh Ferry, Jesse Gould, Jeremy Double, Bill Taylor
    Tregler Race Engines Heat 3: Dennis Lunger, Dave Hess Jr, Dan Davies, Alan Atkinson, Howard Fraley, Chuck Steinle Jr
    Clinger Built E-Mods Dash 1: Mike Potosky, Troy Johnson, Billy Henry, Dave Hess Jr, Dan McDonald, Dennis Lunger
    Johnson Gearing Dash 2: Kenny Zimmer, Dan Davies, Josh Ferry, Mike Kinney, Jesse Gould, Alan Atkinson
    Cashen Ready Mix Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial: Dan Davies, Troy Johnson, Bill Henry, Dan McDonald, Dennis Lunger, Ken Zimmer, Howard Fraley, Alan Atkinson, Josh McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Dave Hess, Bill Taylor, Jesse Gould, Mike Kinney, Percy McDonald, Josh Ferry, Mike Potosky, Jeremy Double (DNS)

    Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods:
    Heat 1: Tyler Frankenberry, Brad Blackshear, George Vestal, Casey Harmon, Brian Lacey, Ashley Rogers, Eric Reinwald (DNS)
    Heat 2: Steve Haefke, Chuck Steinle Sr, Devon Henry, Mike Harmon, Gary Olson, Jim Muma
    Heat 3: Rick Prosser, Steve Burns, Mitch Wright, Gary Murphy, Kevin Sergeff, Dan McEwen
    Feature: Steve Haefke, Rick Prosser, Devin Henry, George Vestal, Steve Burns, Mitch Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr, Brian Lacey, Kevin Sergeff, Gary Murphy, Casey Harmon, Gary Olson, Ashley Rogers, Mike Harmon, Dan McEwen, Jim Muma, Tyler Frankenberry, Brad Blackshear, Eric Reinwald (DNS)

    Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:
    Heat 1: Shawn Fawcett, Chris McGuire, Joe Stajnrajh, Rod Lasky, Tony Spaghetti, Brian Mulichak
    Heat 2: Don McGuire, Rob Bates, Garrett Calvert, Kenny Lamp, Jason Longwell
    Feature: Shawn Fawcett, Don McGuire, Joe Stajnrajh, Rob Bates, Chris McGuire, Tony Bruno, Brian Mulichak, Rod Lasky, Garrett Calvert, Jason Longwell, Ken Lamp Jr

    McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks:
    Heat 1: Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Derrick Tuttle, Mary Hammond, Alex Forbes, Alexis Vogt
    Heat 2: Bill Fuchs, Pat Drennan, Jessica Harvey, Corey Wick, Emily Stoyer, Zoey Gill, Mike Barr
    Feature: Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Bill Fuchs, Pat Drennan, Derrick Tuttle, Mary Hammond, Zoey Gill, Corey Wick, Jessica Harvey, Alex Forbes, Alexis Vogt, Mike Barr, Emily Stoyer, Kyle Adkins



  • Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial Friday at Raceway 7! $1000 to Win!  

    Conneaut, OH (August 3, 2016): Bob and Jackie Vogt were two of the most respected people to ever be involved with Raceway 7, Bob as a driver and Jackie as a score-keeper. Both devoted years of service to the track, earning the praise of everyone for their contributions. Bob passed away in December, 2003 after a battle with cancer and Jackie followed him in June of 2015. Both are missed by drivers, crews, staff, and fans of Raceway 7 and they will be remembered with a 25-lap memorial event for the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mods this Friday sponsored by Cashen Redi Mix. There will be NO increase in ticket pricing for this very special event.

     

    The Bob & Jackie Vogt Memorial will be a 25-lap feature lined up by the results of an evening of qualifying events starting with a pill daw to determine groups for qualifying and heat races. Heat race lineups will be by the time trial results for each group. After the heats, two “dashes”, the first for the top two finishers of each heat, then a second dash for third and fourth place  finishers of each heat. The results of the first dash will determine the front starters of the feature while the results of the second dash will line up after the front group on the starting grid. The winner of the biggest race of the season will pocket $1000. Heat and dash winners will each receive $100 each, made possible by sponsors Jeff Tregler Race Engines, Jason Ore Racing Engines, Johnson’s Gearing, Clinger Built E-Mods, Watson Auto Body, AMSOIL representatives Gary and Bonnie Neubauer, and Daniel’s Speed Supply. Dash finishers from second on back will receive $50 from Raceway 7 as well.

     

    Joel Watson, with seven feature wins of the eleven run in 2016, would seem to be the odds-on favorite to win the event that was decided last summer by 0.001 at the checkers. Percy McDonald, out of competition this season due to a work-related injury, defeated Dan Davies in that race to the finish by the narrowest of margins. Mike Potosky, twice a winner this season, would also be expected to be near the front at the end of 25 laps. Mike Kinney and Dennis Lunger also have regular feature race wins this season with Lunger’s being his first in the division and coming July 22. Watson leads the points chase by a wide 103-point margin over Lunger with Troy Johnson, Josh McDonald, and Dan McDonald filling out the top five.

     

    All other divisions will be in action with Lunger leading Darrell Bossard by a mere eight points in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model championship and Rob Bates holding a large 125-point edge over defending champion Shawn Fawcett in Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock standings. Steve Haefke holds a slim fifteen point advantage over former champion Rick Prosser in the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economod standings while Jason Easler has dominated the McDonald’s Sand & Gravel Mini Stocks, accumulating a 79 point lead over Hoyt Mihalak.

     

    Weather permitting, gates open every Friday at 5:30 PM with pill draw cut off at 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM. Admission is set for $10 for adults for this very special event, 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.

     



  • Super Late Models plus Penn-Ohio Street Stocks return to Raceway 7 in special Sunday Show!

    Max Blair after winning the most recent Super Late Model feature at Raceway 7!
    Max Blair after winning the most recent Super Late Model feature at Raceway 7!

     

     

    Conneaut, OH (July 27, 2016): Super Late Models were long a mainstay of racing at Raceway 7, being the featured class when the track opened 46 years ago. Sunday night the 800 horsepower ground-pounders will return to the storied track with a 25-lap feature paying $1500 to the winner. With nearby Eriez Speedway running a special Friday night show the decision was made to give the area Super Late Models a place to race Sunday and not hold an event Friday. All five regular classes will be in action and points will be awarded. In addition to the Super Late Models, the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series also will race, with $500 the first place purse. However, if the winner is a registered Penn-Ohio member, the organization will pay a $500 bonus to the winning driver.

    The Blair’s, Rob (the final points champion in the class) and Max, the most recent Super Late Model victor at Raceway 7), are expected to be in the field as well as Dave Hess Jr, who also has a rich history at the track. Darrel Bossard will likely have his Super Late Model racer at the track along with his CARS Crate Late Model entry. Local star Breyton Santee, a CARS Crate Late Model regular, should also be among the racers vying for the win.

    In the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series will run twenty laps with 2015 winner Rusty Martz expected to lead the charge. Martz is currently tied for ninth in the standings with his best finish in ’16 a third. Points leader Chris Schneider is a slim four points ahead of Brian Rhed but has not yet won a feature this season. Rob Shook, Todd Weldon and Nathan Smith have wins. Locally, Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock pending night winner Rob Bates holds a huge 125-point lead over Shawn Fawcett with Chris McGuire a further 122 points back. Both Fawcett, the defending champion, and McGuire have scored wins this summer as have Leigh Wheeler and Jimmy Kennerknecht.

    Dennis Lunger holds the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model points lead over Darrell Bossard by a slim eight points with former champion Kyle Zimmerman third. All three have feature victories this season as does fourth-running Wendall Pinckney and former champion Chad Wright.

    Dennis Lunger won his first Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature last Friday and now sits second opinion points to many-time champion and seven time 2016 winner Joel Watson by 103 markers. Troy Johnson not yet a winner this season, is third, another 25 points back of Lunger. Mike Potosky and Mike Kinney are the other winners this season.

    Steve Haefke leads the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods, but only by 15-points over defending champion Rick Prosser, also a winner this summer. Eric Reinwald, with a win this year, is third, another 102 points back. Young Tyler Frankenberry and former champion Josh Ferry also have wins.

    Jason Easler has dominated the McDonalds Sand & Gravel Mini Stock features this summer, winning seven times and leading the points by 79 over Hoyt Mihalak, shut out of Victory Lane this summer. Third is the two-time former champion Bud Sergeff. Besides Easler, Sergeff, Andy Proper, and defending champion Brad Cole have been victorious in feature competition.

    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 for this special event is set for $15 for adults, kids 7-14 are $5. Children 6 and under are always 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 ImageLunger gets first E-Mod win at Raceway 7, Wright returns to Victory Lane!

    Frankenberry, McGuire, and Cole add to win records!

     

    IMG_7118Conneaut, OH (June 3, 2016): The sun was exceptionally hot, as it has been most of the summer, and the racing matched as all five classes raced with Dennis Lunger collecting his first Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mod feature win while Chad Wright, the 2015 champion,  returned to the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Model Victory Lane in only his second appearance this summer. Young Tyler Frankenberry collected his second Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods feature win while Chris McGuire went to the Winner’s Circle for the fourth time this season. Defending champion Brad Cole made his second trip to Victory Lane this summer.

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    Chris McGuire, a three-time winner going into the feature, was on the pole and Bob Schwartzmiller, in his first Raceway 7 start this summer, was on the outside for the start of the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock feature that had its first caution on lap one when Jamie Duncan spun on the back straight on lap one, causing a complete restart. McGuire grabbed the immediate lead with defending champion Shawn Fawcett, a two time winner coming to second. With three complete Schwartzmiller lost power and slowed to a stop on the front straight slowing the race the second time. At five complete Garrett Calvert slowed on the front stretch slowing the race again. After this green points leader Rob Bates came to second. At halfway it was McGuire, Bates, Fawcett, Don McGuire, and Jamie Duncan. McGuire then began stretching his lead as Fawcett headed pitside with apparent mechanical ails, with  Chris Hochschild now assuming fifth. At the finish it was McGuire for his fourth win of the season over Bates, Don McGuire, Hochschild, and Dave Snyder.

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    George Vestal and Tyler Frankenberry brought the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods to the green flag with Frankenberry leading the way to the yellow at the end of lap one as Mitch Wright spun in turn two. Frankenberry again led after green with defending champion Rick Prosser coming to second. At three complete Vestal spun in turn four but kept going, keeping the race under green. At five laps points leader Steve Haefke was up to fourth with Chuck Steinle Sr fifth. At halfway Frankenberry led Prosser, Reinwald, Haefke, and Steinle. With five to go Frankenberry had stretched his lead to half a straight over Prosser, then began lapping back-markers with twelve complete, just as caution flew for Haley Lapcevich and Jim Van Cise, both spun in turn one. Van Cise spun again in turn one on the first lap of green, again slowing the event. After green Haefke got by Reinwald but Reinwald had regained the spot at lap thirteen. As the cars were coming to the line at the end of fourteen Reinwald and Prosser got together with both spinning. Frankenberry, with Haefke now second, brought the field back to green but Gary Olson looped his mount in turn one, again slowing the race with two to go. Haefke got next to Frankenberry at the white flag but the young star went on to the win, his second of the summer with Haefke second, Chuck Steinle Sr third. Jace Ferringer was fourth with Kevin Sergeff fifth.

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    Two time former champion Bud Sergeff and Pat Drennan brought the nineteen car McDonalds Sand and Gravel Mini Stock feature to green with points leader and seven time winner this season, Jason Easler, starting twelfth. At the drop of the green Zach Downes got turned into the wall with Emily Stoyer and Easler getting involved as well. All were able to continue. A complete restart had Sergeff grabbing the lead at the drop of the green with Drennan second and Kyle Adkins third after starting sixth. At the end of three it was Sergeff, Drennan, Adkins, defending champion Brad Cole, and Hoyt Mihalak. Adkins came to second at five complete with Cole third at halfway. Emily Stoyer got into the wall on the front straight at six complete, bunching the field for the restart.  Cole came to second in turn one after green and pulled even with the leader through turn four, then pulling ahead at the line. On lap eight it was three wide for second with Sergeff hanging on at the end of the lap. Easler was next to Sergeff at the end of nine but again it was three wide at the two lap signal. Cole led the way to his second win of the season over Adkins with Easler third, Bud Sergeff fourth, and Mihalak fifth.

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    Darrell Bossard and Chad Wright brought the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models to green with Wright leading the way after one lap. Wright, in only his second appearance of the year at Raceway 7 led through the fist caution, at lap six, brought out for a spin by Mike Swansiger in turn four. After the race resumed it was Wright leading Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, and Bossard at seven complete then Lunger coming by Airgood for third, then by Zimmerman at the halfway point. Caution flew again at eleven complete with Breyton Santee spun in turn two. Wright brought the field back to green and Lunger quickly came to second with Zimmerman third, then Airgood and Bossard. At the five lap to go mark Hunter Hulley spun high in turn four with Brandon Porter also spinning low, setting up a single file restart. Wright led the way, lengthening his lead over Lunger to the checkers. Zimmerman wound up third with Airgood fourth and Bossard fifth. With his second place finish, Lunger, the 2009 champion, will unofficially take over the points lead.

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    Chuck Steinle Jr and Josh McDonald started the Bonnell’s Service Center E-Mod feature on the front row with seven time winner and current points leader Joel Watson starting sixth. Steinle Jr grabbed the lead at green with Lunger and Josh McDonald fighting over second as Paul Schreckengost, Kirk Bradley, and Mike Kinney got together, spinning in turn four as lap two was completed. Schreckengost retired pitside but Bradley and Kinney were able to continue. At five complete it was Steinle leading Lunger by a bumper with Josh McDonald third, Dan Davies fourth, and Watson fifth. Lunger was in the lead at the end of six with Davies to second at eight complete. On lap nine McDonald and Watson got together in turn four, spinning both of them. For the green it was Lunger, Steinle, Davies, Troy Johnson, and Ken Zimmer. At halfway it was Lunger, Davies, Steinle, Johnson, and Zimmer. Johnson was third at eleven complete and Zimmer fourth at twelve. With five to go Davies was  pulling alongside Lunger at the stripe but Lunger was back in front a lap later. Watson was back up to fifth at seventeen complete, then with two to go, Davies slowed to a halt, smoke trailing from his car. Lunger went on to his first E-Mod win over Johnson by well over a quarter lap with Watson back up to third, Zimmer fourth, and Steinle Jr fifth.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Chris Withers, Mike Swansiger, Brandon Porter, Ed Bolyard, William Pinckney

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    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Breyton Santee, Wendall Pinckney, Dave Airgood, Khole Wanzer, Clay Ruffo, Alex Anderson, Hunter Hulley

    Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Dave Airgood, Darrell Bossard, Chris Withers, Wendall Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney, Clay Ruffo, EdBolyard, Alex Anderson, Mike Swansiger, Brandon Porter, Hunter Hulley

     

    Bonnell Collision Service E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Josh McDonald, Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Kirk Bradley, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Bill Taylor

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    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, Jesse Gould, Paul Schreckengost, Mike Kinney

    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Troy Johnson, Joel Watson, Ken Zimmer, Chuck Steinle Jr, Dan McDonald, Jesse Gould, Mike Kinney, Kirk Bradley, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Dan Davies, Paul Schreckengost

     

    Bonnell’s Auto Group Economods:

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Steve Haefke, Mitch Wright, Chuck Steinle Sr, Haley Lapcevich, Gary Olson , Kyle Reinwald

    Heat 2: Tyler Frankenberry, Jace Ferringer, Jim Van Cise, George Vestal, Kevin Sergeff, Gary Murphy, Jim Muma, Ashley Rogers

    Feature: Tyler Frankenberry, Steve Haefke, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jace Ferringer, Kevin Sergeff, Mitch Wright, George Vestal, Eric Reinwald, Rick Prosser, Gary Murphy, Jim Van Cise, Gary Olson, Jim Muma, Ashley Rogers, Haley Lapcevich, Kyle Reinwald

     

    Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Don McGuire, Shawn Fawcett, Chris McGuire, Mark Sanders, Dave Snyder, Garrett Calvert

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    Feature: Chris McGuire, Rob Bates, Don McGuire, Chris Hochschild, Dave Snyder, Tony Bruno, Ken Lamp Jr, Jamie Duncan, Shawn Fawcett, Garrett Calvert, Mark Sanders, Bob Schwartzmiller

     

    McDonald’s Sand and Gravel Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Mary Hammond, Cale Sousa, Logan Keney, Emily Stoyer,  Tyler Barr, Alexis Vogt

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    Heat 2: Bud Sergeff, Pat Drennan, Derrick Tuttle, Alex Forbes, Jessie Harvey, Scott Gill

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    Heat 3: Jason Easler, Hoyt Mihalak, Kyle Adkins, Zach Downes, ZoeyGill, Corey Wick

    Feature: Brad Cole, Kyle Adkins, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Cale Souza, Pat Drennan, Derrick Tuttle, Logan Keney, Mary Hammond, Jessie Harvey, Zoey Gill, Corey Wick, Alex Forbes, Emily Stoyer, Scott Gill, Zack Downes, Tyler Barr, Alexis Vogt