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  • Featured ImageBig Block Modifieds coming to Raceway 7!

    2014 Modified winner Dave Murdick
    2014 Modified winner Dave Murdick

    Conneaut, OH (June 23, 2015): The Big Block Modifieds, a fan favorite at Raceway 7 since the beginning, will return this Friday as the “Modified Tour” will make its annual appearance on June 26, this coming Friday. This will be first tour event of 2015 for the Big Block stars. The defending tour champion, Rex King Jr. King won the title last year over Dave Murdick, who picked up the win here last July with Justin Wright second and King third. Jeremiah Shingledecker won the event in 2013 and was fifth in the final points rundown last season. A full field is expected for this event.

     

    All regular classes will compete this Friday as well, led by the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS  Crate Late Models. Former champion Chad Wright has been the dominating force this summer, winning four of the seven events run thus far in 2015. 2009 champion Dennis Lunger has one win this season and trails the leader by 50 markers. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman runs third at this time, another 27 points back. Zimmerman has not yet scored a win this season. Last week Billy Henry made his first ever visit to the CARS Victory Lane with his first-ever crate win at Raceway 7. Henry was a former Steel Block champion. The other victory of the 2015 season was by Bob Pifer.

     

    2009 Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods champion Percy McDonald started the season strong with two consecutive feature wins but hasn’t returned to the Winner’s Circle since. However, top five finishes have kept him in the points lead by 31-points over runner up Brent Rhebergen, a winner May 22. Ken Zimmer is a two time winner and runs third in the standings. The other wins this season went to Justin Carlson and Brandon Blackshear, scoring his first ever E-Mod triumph just last week.

     

    Shaun Fawcett has two Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks feature wins this season and leads the standings over Brandon Groters, a three-time winner. Defending champion, Chris Withers, is running third at this point, but has yet to score a win this season. Rusty Martz collected the Penn Ohio Pro Stock honors with Ed Bolyard, a former champion, gaining his first win of the season last week.

     

    Rick Prosser, a force in local racing back in the 1990s, came out of retirement to run the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods a couple years ago and now leads the standings on the strength of a win on May 15. Second is currently Josh Ferry, the defending champion of the division. Ferry has won twice this season, those wins coming in the first two weeks of the season. Third running Russ Kapalin has yet to visit Victory Lane but he always seems to be near the front so a win should come soon for the veteran. Jace Ferringer won his first ever feature at Raceway 7 on May 22, then promptly backed it up with his second win the very next week. Steve Haefke made his first visit to Raceway 7 last Friday and pulled off the victory, his first-ever here. Brad Blackshear has the other win this season.

     

    Brad Cole, the 2013 champion, leads the Specialty Products Mini Stocks with a 24-point margin over defending champion Dale Fraschetti. Cole has one win, that coming May 22, while Fraschetti has two. 2012 champion Bud Sergeff, won the Ron Armstrong Memorial last Friday, his second win of the season and is currently third in the standings. Opening night the winner was Hoyt Mihalak, who is mired back in seventh after being plagued with mechanical issues. The other winner this season was Casey Harmon, on May 8.

     

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



  • Featured ImageSergeff wins Ron Armstrong Memorial Presented by Downes Racing!

    Henry, Blackshear,Bolyard, and Haefke also score wins.

    061915jpg449Conneaut, OH (June 19, 2015): The racing family at Raceway 7 remembered Ron Armstrong with a special 15-lap memorial for the former Hobby Stock champion. Ron’s last racer, a Mini Stock, was on display at the track all evening and several members of his family were in attendance. Armstrong’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, June 20.

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    After the autograph session on the front straight former champion Ed Bolyard took off with the lead in the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock feature. Fifth starting, and defending champion, Chris Withers moved to second by the time of the first caution at lap three when Mark Frontera looped his mount in turn one. When racing resumed Bolyard again shot to the lead with Withers second and points leader Shaun Fawcett third from his seventh place in the starting lineup. One lap later Brent Coleman dropped body parts in turn four and retired pit side. Again Bolyard led from green, this time with Fawcett in second. Another caution slowed the event before halfway when John Bailey looped his mount. At halfway twelfth starting Brandon Groters moved into fourth and came by Withers two laps later for third. Bailey again spun at lap eleven, then retired to the pits. With two laps remaining Groters, a two time winner, got by Fawcett but Bolyard was on the way to his first win of the season. Groters settled for second with Fawcett third, Withers fourth, and Jamie Duncan fifth.

     

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    The Ron Armstrong Memorial Presented by Downes Racing started with a four-wide salute to the crowd and the memory of the former stalwart of the division. Former Specialty Products champion Jonny Boyd started from the pole in his first mini-stock race in several years but outside front row starter Jason Easler led from the drop of the green. Caution was shown before the lap was completed due to debris. Yellow flew at the end of two laps when Scott Gill spun in turn three. Easler again took off with the lead with last week’s winner, Bud Sergeff, coming to second. At halfway Easler led Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Doug Hensel, (trailing smoke) and Casey Harmon. At halfway Derrick Tuttle had mechanical troubles on the front straight, coming to a halt and slowing the event. Easler led the field back to green and this time Boardman got by Sergeff for second by the end of one lap. Sergeff cam back to second at lap ten, then to the lead a lap later with Easler apparently off the pace, falling through the field. With one to go Sergeff led Boardman, Harmon, Boyd, and Andy Proper, up from thirteenth at the start. Proper got by Boyd on the final lap. Sergeff collected $400 for the win, the second of the season for the 2012 champion.

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    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods had Brandon Blackshear and Troy Johnson bringing the field to green with Blackshear leading the event through the first caution when Josh McDonald spun in turn two. Brent Rhebergen came to second after green as Blackshear began opening a lead. Ninth staring Ken Zimmer, a two time winner this season, came to fourth at lap six with Joel Watson, a many time champion, coming to fifth a lap later, dropping points leader Percy McDonald to sixth. At halfway Rhebergen had again closed the gap on the leader with Johnson third over Zimmer and Watson. Watson replaced Zimmer for fourth at thirteen laps complete and then to third two laps later. Josh McDonald lost the handle on his mount coming out of turn four at sixteen complete to again slow the event. Rhebergen immediately challenged for the lead but Blackshear reassumed command by the end of lap seventeen. At the white flag Blackshear had a one length lead and maintained it until turn four when Rhebergen pulled alongside but held on for his first Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature win by half a car-length, just 0.066 seconds. Watson was third, then Johnson fourth and Zimmer fifth. Blackshear, the 2012 Economod champion, just moved into E-Mods this season.

     

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    The Evergreen Lake Park Campgrounds CARS Late Models were led to green by Khole Wanzer and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman but third starting Billy Henry gains the lead in turn two and Breyton Santee came to second by the end of lap one. Zimmerman spun while running third in turn two of lap two. For the restart it as Henry, Santee, Wanzer, Dave Lyon, and last race winner Dennis Lunger. Henry lengthened his lead over Santee after green again flew with Lyon coming to third over eighth starting Chad Wright, the points leader, with Wanzer back to fifth. At the checkers the order was still the same for the top two but Wright got by Lyon for third on the final run to the checkers. For Henry, a former dominating force in Steel Block Late Models it was his first-ever Raceway 7 Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Late Model feature win and his first trip to Victory Lane since August 3, 2007 in a Steel Block Late Model event.

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    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economods were paced by Steve Haefke and Chuck Steinle Sr but caution flew when Russ Kapalin spun in heavy traffic in turn one, collecting Brad Blackshear. Haefke led after the restart with Steinle second and Eric Reinwald third but by the end of three laps eighth starting, and defending champion, Josh Ferry was running second. Seven laps into the race Kyle Fellows and Brad Blackshear spun in turn one, bringing caution over the field. Fellows spun again at the green, then at the next try Rick Prosser came to third from his thirteenth starting spot. Prosser was challenging for the runner up spot at lap eleven but a lap later yellow flew when Jr Mechlin slowed on the front straight. Over the final three laps Haefke led while Ferry and Prosser with Ferry holding the spot by half a car length at the stripe over Prosser with Ryan Fraley fourth and Eric Reinwald fifth.

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Dave Lyon, Bob Pifer, Kyle Zimmerman, Billy Henry, Joe Long, Bryan Salisbury, Wendall Pinckney

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    Heat 2: Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, Dave Airgood, Gary Winans, Chris Nicholson

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    Feature: Billy Henry, Breyton Santee, Chad Wright, David Lyon, Khole Wanzer, Dennis Lunger, Dave Airgood, Bryan Salisbury, Wendall Pinckney, Darrell Bossard, Bob Pifer, Joe Long, Chris Nicholson, Kyle Zimmerman

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

     

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    Heat 1: Brandon Blackshear, John Woodward, Bud Watson, Bruce Powell, Alan Atkinson, Kirk Bradley, Joe DeFazio

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    Heat 2: Percy McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Paul Schreckengost, Josh McDonald, Dan McDonald, Jesse Gould, John Schenker

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    Heat 3: Brent Rhebergen, Ken Zimmer, Troy Johnson, Bill Taylor, Joel Watson, Steve Samuelson

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    Feature: Brandon Blackshear, Brent Rhebergen, Joel Watson, Troy Johnson, Ken Zimmer, John Woodward, Percy McDonald, Bud Watson, Bruce Powell, Jesse Hould, Paul Schreckengost, Bill Taylor, Alan Atkinson, Dan McDonald, John Schenker, Chuck Steinle Jr, Josh McDonald, Kirk Bradley (DNS), Steve Samuelson (DNS), Joe DeFazio (DNS)

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    Heat 1: Chris Withers, Brent Coleman, Jamie Duncan, Steven Burns, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Brandon Groters (DNS), John Bailey

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    Heat 2: Shaun Fawcett, Mark Frontera Chris Hochschild, Ed Bolyard, Tony Hyde, Tony Bates

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    Feature: Ed Bolyard, Brandon Groters, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Jamie Duncan, Chris Hochschild, Mark Frontera, Steve Burns, Tony Bates, Tony Hyde, Jimmy alennerknecht, John Bailey, John Bailey, Brent Coleman

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Ryan Fraley, Josh Ferry, Kyle Fellows, Jace Ferringer, George Vestal, Brad Blackshear, Rick Prosser, Devon Henry

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    Heat 2: Russ Kapalin, Steve Haefke, Eric Reinwald, Chuck Steinle Sr, Jr Mechling, Mike Hillman, James Myers

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    Feature: Steve Haefke, Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Ryan Ferry, Eric Reinwald, Brad Blackshear, Devon Henry, Russ Kapalin, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kyle Fellows, James Myers, Jr Mechling, Jace Ferringer, George Vestal, Mike Hillman (DNS)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Dale Fraschetti, Doug Hensel, Jason Easler, Justin Boardman, Casey Harmon, Hoyt Mihalak, Andy Proper, Scott Gill, John Bulger

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    Heat 2: Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Jonny Boyd, Logan Keney, Mitch Stokes, Zoey Gill, Derrick Tuttle, Brian McGarvie

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    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Casey Harmon, Andy Proper, Jonny Boyd, Hoyt Mihalak, Mitch Stokes, Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Scott Gill, Dale Fraschetti, Logan Keney, Zoey Gill, Doug Hensel, Brian McGarvie, Derrick Tuttle, John Bulger (DNS)



  • Featured ImageRon Armstrong Memorial, Presented by Downes Racing plus Autograph Night this week!

    Ron Armstrong, 2002 Hobby Stock Champion
    Ron Armstrong, 2002 Hobby Stock Champion

     

    Conneaut, OH (June 17, 2015): Raceway 7 will remember Ron Armstrong, our 2002 Hobby Stock Champion this Friday with the “Ron Armstrong Memorial” Presented by Downs Racing. Besides being a Hobby Stock Champion Armstrong had raced several years in Mini Stocks. His lone victory came in his championship year on May 10, 2002. Armstrong passed away June 13 from lung cancer at age 54. Services will be Saturday, June 20 in Ashtabula. The popular Autograph Night will also be held. Fans of all ages are invited to the racing surface to meet the teams and drivers at intermission. Many teams have signed photos for fans and many will also have candy and other goodies. Some teams even have drawings for prizes during the session.

     

    The race will pay $400 to win and will be presented by Downes Racing, a long-time competitor at Raceway 7 in both Hobby Stock and Mini Stock competition. Among the favorites to win this event will be defending champion Dale Fraschetti, already a double winner this season, 2013 champion Brad Cole, also a winner in 2015, 2012 champion Bud Sergeff, last week’s winner, Hoyt Mihalak, opening night winner, Casey Harmon, week two winner, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, Carlos Aponte, and several others. Cole is the current points leader over Fraschetti, Easler, Stokes, and Sergeff.

     

    Chad Wright, a former class champion, has already racked up four feature wins in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models in only six weeks of racing. Bob Pifer and Dennis Lunger have each scored one win. Wright leads Lunger, the 2009 champion, and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman in the points race.

     

    2009 champion Percy McDonald leads the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods points chase with two feature wins this season, those coming in the first two weeks of racing. Second running Ken Zimmer also has two wins this season with Brent Rhebergen having one win and holding third in the standings. Justin Carlson is the most recent winner in the class, that win coming in his only appearance of this season.

     

    With two wins on the season, Shaun Fawcett holds the lead in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks points chase over Brandon Groters, a three time winner. Former champion Chris Withers is currently third but has not yet entered Victory Lane this season. Rusty Martz is the other winner this season, that coming last week in the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series event.

     

    Veteran Rick Prosser holds the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods points lead on the strength of one feature win by an impressive 84-point margin over Russ Kapalin, winless so far. Two-time winner and defending champion Josh Ferry is third after a string of mechanical misfortunes in recent weeks. Other winners are Brandon Blackshear, last week, and Jace Ferringer with two wins.

     

    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.

     



  • Rained out June 12

    Raceway 7 suffers first rainout of 2015

    Conneaut, OH (June 12, 2015): With heavy storms striking the track in mid-afternoon Raceway 7 was forced to cancel racing activities for June 12. The originally scheduled $400 to win Downs Racing Mini Stock special for the Specialty Products Mini Stocks will be run next Friday as well as Autograph night. All five classes will be in action starting at 7:30 PM.

    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.



  • Downes Racing Mini Stock special this week at Raceway 7!  

    Conneaut, OH (June 10, 2015): The Mini-Stocks will take center stage this Friday as Downes Racing will be presenting a special event for the Specialty Products Mini Stocks that will pay $400 to win. The class of front-wheel drive four and six cylinder stock cars has had some of the best racing on the track for years with most of the field capable of winning on any given night. Among the favorites to win this event will be defending champion Dale Fraschetti, already a double winner this season, 2013 champion Brad Cole, also a winner in 2015, 2012 champion Bud Sergeff, last week’s winner, Hoyt Mihalak, opening night winner, Casey Harmon, week two winner, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, Carlos Aponte, and several others. Cole is the current points leader over Fraschetti, Easler, Stokes, and Sergeff.

     

    Chad Wright, a former class champion, has already racked up four feature wins in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground RUSH Crate Late Models in only six weeks of racing. Bob Pifer and Dennis Lunger have each scored one win. Wright leads Lunger, the 2009 champion, and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman in the points race.

     

    2009 champion Percy McDonald leads the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods points chase with two feature wins this season, those coming in the first two weeks of racing. Second running Ken Zimmer also has two wins this season with Brent Rhebergen having one win and holding third in the standings. Justin Carlson is the most recent winner in the class, that win coming in his only appearance of this season.

     

    With two wins on the season, Shaun Fawcett holds the lead in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks points chase over Brandon Groters, a three time winner. Former champion Chris Withers is currently third but has not yet entered Victory Lane this season. Rusty Martz is the other winner this season, that coming last week in the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series event.

     

    Veteran Rick Prosser holds the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods points lead on the strength of one feature win by an impressive 84-point margin over Russ Kapalin, winless so far. Two-time winner and defending champion Josh Ferry is third after a string of mechanical misfortunes in recent weeks. Other winners are Brandon Blackshear, last week, and Jace Ferringer with two wins.

     

    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 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.



  • Raceway 7 Penn Ohio cash goes to Rusty Martz!

    Lunger, Carlson, Blackshear, and Sergeff all get first wins of the year!

    By Jay Pees

     

    Conneaut, OH (June 5, 2015): The Homack Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series visited Raceway 7 with twenty-seven of the region’s best stock cars signing in to joust for the win in the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks division. At the end of the night five drivers celebrated their first wins of the season at Raceway 7 with Rusty Martz capturing the Penn Ohio event then 2009 Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models champion getting his first of the season, Justin Carlson getting his first Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods win since September, 2009, Brad Blackshear getting his first-ever Raceway 7 win, and 2012 Specialty Products Mini Stocks champion Bud Sergeff collecting his first win of the season.

     

    The evening began with a remembrance of Jackie Vogt, who passed away early in the morning after losing her battle with cancer. Jackie had been a track scorer for the past 22 years and will be missed by the entire racing family.

     

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    The Bonnell Auto Sales Economod feature was first in the line-up with Kyle Fellows starting on the pole position and Brad Blackshear outside. Caution flew when the pack reached turn two as James Myers wound up in the outside wall. On the restart Myers again failed to negotiate turn two, this time spinning into the infield. Yellow flew as the field finally completed the first lap with Blackshear leading Rick Prosser and Chuck Steinle Sr. Blackshear then led Prosser with the two opening a gap on third running Steinle until lap four when Myers again spun, relegating himself to the pit. At five laps complete Eric Reinwald had worked his way to the third spot but with six laps in Prosser, Josh Ferry, and Devin Henry got together and slid into the turn one wall. Ferry needed towed from the scene but Prosser and Henry were able to continue. Blackshear brought the field back to green with Reinwald second and Russ Kapalin third. By halfway Prosser had worked his way back to fourth with Fellows now fifth. The final laps were run without incident and the top five remained the same with Blackshear scoring his first-ever Raceway 7 feature.

     

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    The Homack Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series started 24 of the 27 entrants for the twenty lap finale for the Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks with Jackson Humanic and Rusty Martz on the front row. Martz jumped into the lead at the drop of the green with fourth staring Chris Schneider coming to second. At five laps into the event caution flew as defending track champion Chris Withers looped his mount in turn three. Martz led the field back to green but Randy Wyatt, Rob Bates, and Ed Bolyard piled up in turn four coming to green. On the next attempt to resume the event Humanic got back by Schneider but Leigh Wheeler spun in turn three, again slowing the event. At the end of one lap of green Martz led Schneider, Himanic, Mark Frontera, and Rusty Moore. At halfway the order remained the same but one lap past halfway Fuzzy Fields rode the front straight wall but kept going while an infield marking tire got moved onto the racing surface, forcing caution again to fly. Fields retired to the pit.  At green Humanic again regained the runner-up spot. With five laps remaining Martz had a half lap advantage over Humanic with Schneider another three lengths back. Schneider closed the gap on Humanic with two laps to go then yellow flew for an unknown reason, closing the gap to the leader. The final two laps were all Martz, who opened his lead back to nearly half a straight in just the two laps. Humanic wound up second with Schneider third, Frontera fourth and last year’s winner Shaun Fawcett fifth.

     

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    Justin Carlson and Bill Taylor led the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to the green with Carlson taking the early lead but caution flew at the end of one lap when two-time winner Ken Zimmer came to a halt at the pit entrance. At the end of two laps Carlson led fourth starting Brent Rhebergen and eighth starting Joel Watson. As the cars came to the flag at the end of four laps Taylor suddenly slowed in a cloud of smoke, stacking up Chuck Steinle Jr and Paul Schreckengost with Josh McDonald spinning in the melee. Carlson then led Watson, Rhebergen, Dan McDonald, and Mike Potosky through lap nine but then Watson slowed and exited the event. Yellow flew at lap twelve for debris in turn four with Carlson now leading Rhebergen Dan McDonald, Potosky, and Steinle Jr. By lap fourteen Potosky had slipped back to seventh then spun in turn four, collecting Josh McDonald in the process. Under the caution Dan McDonald retired to the pit with a flat tire, returning before the wreck was cleared. With five laps remaining Steinle got by Rhebergen with Percy McDonald now fourth and Troy Johnson fifth. The order remained the same to the finish with Carlson picking up his first win of the season at Raceway 7.

     

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    Points leader Chad Wright started the Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models feature on the pole with 2009 champion Dennis Lunger to his right. At green Lunger grabbed the lead with Wright, a four time winner this season, falling in line behind him. Fourth starting Khole Wanzer moved into third with defending champion Kyle Zimmerman fourth. Bob Pifer and Dave Lyon fought over fifth until Lyon slowed and headed pit-side at the halfway point. Zimmerman got by Wanzer at that point but Lunger and Wright were half a lap in front at that point. With five to go Lunger came to lapped traffic with Wright right behind. Half a lap behind were Zimmerman, Wanzer, Pifer, and Billy Henry. Heading into turn one with sixteen complete the lapped car of Chris Nicholson spun out in turn one, collecting Wright and eliminating Lunger’s huge lead. For the single file restart the top five were Lunger, Zimmerman, Wanzer, Henry, and Pifer. Lunger went on to the win, his first of the season at Raceway 7 with Zimmerman second, Wanzer third in an exemplary run, Henry fourth, and Pifer fifth.

     

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    The final event of the evening was the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature with Mitch Stokes and Hoyt Mihalak on the front row. Stokes sailed into the lead at the drop of the green with Mihalak slowing to a stop on the back straight, slowing the event before the end of the first lap. On the restart Stokes again led with Carlos Aponte slowing to a stop in turn one and former champion Bud Sergeff pulling to the infield after caution had appeared. Sergeff rejoined the field before green was displayed. Again Stokes led the way with Sergeff second and Justin Boardman third at the end of one. Defending champion Dale Fraschetti was third at the end of two with points leader Brad Cole fifth. Sergeff got to the lead at the end of five laps with Fraschetti coming to second a lap later. At halfway the order was Sergeff, Fraschetti, Stokes, Cole, and Jason Easler. Sergeff went on to his first win of the season with Fraschetti second, then Stokes, Cole, and Easler.

     

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

     

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    Heat 1: Chad Wright, Khole Wanzer, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Chris Nicholson, Gary Winans, Breyton Santee

     

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    Heat 2: Dave Lyon, Kyle Zimmerman, Bryan Salisbury, Bob Pifer, Wendall Pinckney, Dave Airgood

     

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    Feature: Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, Billy Henry, Bob Pifer, Wendall Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Chad Wright, Bryan Salisbury, Darrell Bossard, Chris Nicholson, Dave Airgood, David Lyon

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Bill Taylor, Justin Carlson, Brent Rhebergen, Ken Zimmer, Percy McDonald, Alan Atkinson, Paul Schreckengost, Steve Samuelson

     

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    Heat 2: Dan McDonald, Joel Watson, Josh McDonald, Mike Potosky, Jesse Goild, Troy Johnson, Chuck Steinle

     

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    Feature: Justin Carlson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Brent Rhebergen, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Steve Samuelson, Alan Atkinson, Mike Potosky, Josh McDonald, Jesse Gould, Joel Watson, Bill Taylor, Paul Schreckengost

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brandon Groters, Mark Frontera, Rob Bates, Fuzzy Fields, Randy Wyant, Rob Shook, Leigh Wheeler, Jesse Brock, Chris Hochschild

     

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    Heat 2: Shaun Hooks, Brian Rhed, Shaun Fawcett, Rusty Martz, Terry Wheeler, Bobby Heim, Mike Harmon, Bob Swartsmiller, Chris Withers

     

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    Heat 3: Chris Schneider, Joe Chamberlain, Jackson Humanic, Rusty Moore, Ed Bolyard, Tim Bish, Andy Buckley, Chris Haines, Dan McEwen

     

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    Feature: Rusty Martz, Jackson Humanic, Chris Schneider, Mark Frontera, Shaun Fawcett, Shaun Hooks, Tom Bish, Rob Shook, Chris Haines, Terry Wheeler, Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, Randy Wyant, Bobby Heim, Jesse Brock, Ed Bolyard, Brian Rhed, Rusty Moore, Joe Chamberlain, Andy Buckley, Fuzzy Fields, Leigh Wheeler, Rob Bates, Brandon Groters, Mike Harmon (DNS), Bob Schwartzmiller (DNS), Dan McEwen (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Brad Blackshear, Chuck Steinle Sr, James Myers, Bob Bellinger, Josh Ferry (DNS)

     

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    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Kyle Fellows, Devin Henry, Russ Kapalin, Eric Reinwald

     

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    Feature: Brad Blackshear, EricReinwald, Russ Kapalin, Rick Prosser, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Bob Bellinger, Devin Henry, Josh Ferry, James Myers

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

     

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    Heat 1: Bud Sergeff, Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Carlos Aponte, Brad Cole, Derrick Tuttle, Pat Drennan

     

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    Heat 2: Casey Harmon, Justin Boardman, Hoyt Mihalak, John Bulger, Scott Gill, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes, Logan Keney

     

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    Feature: Bud Sergeff, Dale Fraschetti, Mitch Stokes, Brad Cole, Jason Easler, Casey Harmon, Scott Gill, Zoey Gill, John Bulger, Alex Forbes, Justin Boardman, Hoyt Mihalak, Carlos Aponte, Derrick Tuttle, Pat Drennan (DNS), Logan Keney (DNS)

     



  • Race Against Summer Hunger

    June 3rd (2015) ~ Race Car Show and Benefit, “Race Against Summer Hunger” Cuyahoga Community College Parma, Ohio – Parking Lot “D”.

    Registration 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.  Car Show Hours – 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Rain date Thursday 6/4/15.  Types of Vehicle Allowed – Race Cars only, Vintage to current; if you drive it on a race track, bring it!  Outcome of Event – To show young people the world of Motor Sports and the many opportunities in the racing industry and to support the Greater Cleveland and Western Campus Food Banks. Food and Music.  Cost – Donation to Support Hunger.  Contact – Dennis Capek  Contact’s Phone Number – (216)987-5111 Contact’s E-Mail Addressdennis.capek@tri-c.edu



  • Featured ImageBryan Howland Captures Patriot Sprint Tour feature at Raceway 7!

    Wright, Zimmer, Groters, Ferringer, and Fraschetti all repeat winners!

     

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    Conneaut, OH (May 29, 2015): Former three-time tour champion Bryan Howland dominated the wreck-strewn 25-lap main event for the Patriot Sprint Tour at Raceway 7 Friday night, capturing the e 24th time in tour history, second only to Chuck Hebing, a former winner at Raceway 7 as well. At the end of a long evening made even longer by a power outage on part of the facilities apparently caused by an electrical storm during the week, other winners included Chad Wright in the Evergreen Lake Park CARS Late Model feature for the fourth time this season, Ken Zimmer’s second trip to Victory Lane in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod finale, Brandon Groters third triumph in the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks, Jace Ferringer’s second in the Bonnell auto Sales Economods, and defending champion Dale Fraschetti’s second win in the Specialty Products Mini Stocks feature.

     

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    The Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks were the first feature on the track with defending champion Chris Withers on the pole and two-time winner Brandon Groters outside. At the end of one lap Groters was on his way to win number three. Withers, Chris Hochschild, Jamie Duncan, and Shaun Fawcett followed in the early going. At lap five Duncan spun in turn one, bringing caution over the field. At green Hochschild immediately came to second but Withers had regained the spot after one more lap of green. At eight complete Fawcett had come to fourth but Mark Frontera came back by at the end of nine. Frontera then got by Hochschild before the checkers flew. The top five at the finish were Groters, Withers, Frontera, Hochschild, and Fawcett.

     

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    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods took to the track with Bud Watson and Mike Potosky on the front row. Watson led the way over Potosky, Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, and Bill Taylor until caution flew at lap three when Jesse Gould spun in turn three with Josh McDonald spinning to avoid contact. At the end of four laps Potosky was even with Watson at the line. Coming to the conclusion of lap five the two leaders got together at the flag with Watson getting some air time and both suffering enough damage to end their evening. Ken Zimmer led the field back to green with Rhebergen second, Troy Carr third, and points leader Percy McDonald fourth with Bill Taylor fifth. At halfway Dan McDonald had moved into fifth. At thirteen laps complete Chuck Steinle Jr slowed to a stop in turn one. Under caution former champion Joel Watson pulled pit side. Zimmer again brought the race to the green with Rhebergen again second. On lap eighteen Joe DeFazio got to third but Zimmer was on his way to his second feature win of the season over Rhebergen, DeFazio, Troy Carr, and Dan McDonald.

     

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    The Patriot Sprint Group made its annual visit to Raceway 7 with nineteen cars making the tow to the farthest west the series races. Joe Trenca and Bryan Howland led the way with caution falling at turn two when Steve Glover slammed the wall. When the race resumed two more cars spun at turn two. The third attempt at racing was successful with Howland leading the way at the end of one lap. Trenca was second with Steve Hutchinson third, Sammy Reakes IV fourth, and C J Cross fifth through the early stages. When the leaders got to lapped traffic Howland weaved his way through traffic with Trenca holding second with Reakes third and Hutchinson fourth. With nineteen laps complete caution again flew when fourth-running Hutchinson hit the wall in turn four. Howland was the leader for the restart with Trenca still second, Reakes third, CJ Cross now fourth and Jared Zimbardi fifth. The race was red-flagged at that point while the safety crew attended to a person injured in a pit accident. Howland led the final laps without a challenge, winning his 24th PST A-Main. Sammy Reales IV wound up second with CJ Cross third, former champion Jared Zimbardi fourth and pole starter Trenca fifth.

     

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    Billy Henry and three-time 2015 winner and points leader Chad Wright started the Evergreen Lake Park CARS Late Model feature with Wright grabbing the immediate lead over Henry and Dave Lyon. The order remained the same through halfway with Dennis Lunger fourth and Matt Lux fifth. By twelve laps in Wright had a quarter lap lead. At the final turn Lyon got by Henry for the runner-up position as Wright won his fourth feature of the season with Lunger fourth and Latta fifth. The race went green to checkers with no caution.

     

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    Former champion Bud Sergeff led the Specialty Products Mini Stock feature from the drop of the green over defending champion Dale Fraschetti with Mitchell Stokes third. Fraschetti took over at the competition of five laps, then went on to his second win of the season. When the checkers fell on the caution free event it was Fraschetti over Stokes, who got by Sergeff on the final turn, with points leader Brad Cole fourth and Jason Easler fifth.

     

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    The Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods had defending champion Josh Ferry on the pole with the veteran Chuck Steinle Sr alongside. Ferry led from the drop of the green flag but Eric Reinwald looped his mount in turn four, collecting Russ Kapalin in the process. During the yellow flag Ferry experience mechanical ails and retired pit side. Chuck Steinle Sr led the field back to green with Jace Ferringer outside. Ferry rejoined the field, starting at the rear. Ferringer took off to the lead for the first lap then Brad Blackshear spun in turn two on lap two. Ferringer again led with Devon Henry now second and Terry Akerley third. Two time winner Rick Prosser was now fourth and moved to third by lap five. At lap six caution again flew for a spin by Dan McEwen. At halfway Ferringer was leading with Prosser closing the gap but then starting to lose ground. Brad Blackshear came to third around Henry with three laps to go. The order at the checkers was Ferringer, Prosser, Blackshear, Henry, and Gary Miller. Ferringer got his first-ever win just one week ago and he now has two in his career.

     

     

     

     

     

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Matt Latta, Dennis Lunger, Billy Henry, Dave Lyon, Khole Wanzer, Chris Nicholson, Gary Winans

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    Heat 2: Kyle Zimmerman, Chad Wright, Breyton Santee, Bryan Salisbury, Wendall Pinckney, Bob Pifer (DNS), William Pinckney (DNS)

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    Feature: Chad Wright, David Lyon, Billy Henry, Dennis Lunger, Matt Latta, Kyle Zimmerman,mBryan Salisbury, Breyton Santee, Darrell Bossard, Khole Wanzer, Chris Nicholson, Wendall Pinckney, William Pinckney, Bob Pifer

     

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Joel Watson, Mike Potosky, Bill Taylor, Ken Zimmer, Josh McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Jesse Gould, Dan McDonald, Alan Atkinson

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    Heat 2: Troy Carr, Troy Johnson, Bud Watson, Brent Rhebergen, Percy McDonald, Joe DeFazio, Steve Samuelson, Rick Pratschler

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    Feature: Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, Joe DeFazio, Troy Carr, Dan McDonald, Troy Johnson, Percy McDonald, Josh McDonald, Jesse Gould, Rick Pratschler, Steve Samuelson, Alan Atkinson, Joel Watson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bill Taylor, Bud Watson Mike Potosky, Paul Schreckengost

     

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Ed Bolyard, Jason Covey, Bill Banick Jr (DNS)

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    Heat 2: Jamie Duncan, Shaun Fawcett, Chris Hochschild, Rob Bates, Dave Ferringer, Mike Harmon

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    Feature: Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Matk Frontera, Chris Hochschild, Shaun Fawcett, Ed Bolyard, Jason Covey, Dave Ferringer, Jamie Duncan, Mike Harmon, Bill Banick Jr, Rob Bates (DNS)

     

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Gary Miller, Jace Ferringer, Josh Ferry, Russ Kapalin, Brad Blackshear, Bob Bellinger, Kyle Fellows

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    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Terry Akerley, Eric Reinwald, Chuck Steinle Sr, Devon Henry, Dan McEwen

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    Feature: Jace Ferringer, Rick Prosser, Brad Blackshear, Devon Henry, Gary Miller, Russ Kapalin, Eric Reinwald, Terry Akerley, Dan McEwen, Bob Bellinger, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Josh Ferry

     

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Mitch Stokes, Brad Cole, Logan Keney, Steve Walker, Zoey Gill, Pat Drennan, John Bulger, Scott Gill

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    Heat 2: Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Joe Keney, Hoyt Mihalak, Gary Drake Jr, Jeannie Fowler

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    Patriot Sprint Tour:

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    Heat 1: Bryan Howland, Steve Glover, Sammy Reakes IV, Joe McEwen, David Just, Scott Just, Jared Zimbardi

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    Heat 2: Stan Zanchin, Joe Trenca, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Scott Kreutter, George Suprick, Dennis Wagner

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    Heat 3: C J Collins, Steve Collins, Jake Muench, Tyler Graves, Gary Edwards, Kyle Drum

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    Dash: Scott Kreutter, Jake Muench, Tyler Graves, Gary Edwards, Joe McEwen, Scott Just (DNS)

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    Feature: Bryan Howland, Sammy Reakes IV, CJ Jones, Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins, Kyle Drim, Jake Muench, David Just, Tyler Graves, Steve Glover, Joe McEwen, George Suprick, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Dennis Wagner, Scott Kruetter, Scott Just, Stan Zanchin, Gary Edwards