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  • 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



  • Featured ImageWright scores win number three at Raceway 7! Fawcett wins second of year, Ferringer gets first ever win, Rhebergen, Cole, Fraschetti get first wins of season!

    Conneaut, OH (May 22, 2015): Memorial Day, the first holiday of 2015, was celebrated at Raceway 7 with regular features for all divisions plus the rain-delayed last seven laps of last week’s Specialty Products Mini Stock feature with defending champion Dale Fraschetti picking up the win. Despite the coldest temperatures of the young season, a good crowd of fans watched the biggest field of competitors racing for the win and a huge fireworks display by Gibson filled out the evening. At the end of the night Shaun Faucett was in Victory Lane for the second time this season, Brent Rhebergen got his first win of the season. Jace Ferringer won his first-ever feature at Raceway 7. Chad Wright picked up his third win in four nights of racing while former class champions Dale Fraschetti and Brad Cole picked up their first wins of the year.

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    Brad Cole resumed the feature for the Specialty Products Mini Stocks from the point with Dale Fraschetti and Jason Easler right behind. At the green Easler drove to the lead with Fraschetti coming to second by the end of the first lap under green, lap six, the halfway point. With two laps remaining Fraschetti drew even with Easler and was leading at the white flag. The defending champion went on to his first win of the season with Easler winding up second, Cole third, Bud Sergeff fourth and opening night winner Hoyt Mihalak fifth.

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    The first regularly scheduled feature was for the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks with heat winners Mark Frontera and Shaun Fawcett starting from the front row with double winner Brandon Groters starting twelfth. Opening night winner Shaun Fawcett took of with the early lead over Frontera with Rob Bates third and defending champion Chris Withers fourth. Caution flew at the end of two laps when Mike Harmon slowed to a halt on the back straight. On green Withers pulled to third. At halfway it was Fawcett over Frontera, Withers, Rob Bates, and Brian Crandall. Groters came to fifth just past halfway and to fourth with four laps remaining. Fifth running Bates then spun in turn one, again bringing caution over the field. With two laps remaining Dave Ferringer and Ron Boardman got together in turn one spinning and causing the race’s final yellow. The last two laps were all Fawcett with Frontera finishing second over Withers, Groters, and former champion Ed Bolyard.

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    Jack Young and Bud Watson led the Bonnell Collision E-Mod field to the green flag with Young leading the way but in turn one Steve Samuelson looped his mount collecting two-time winner Percy McDonald. On green Young again shot out to the lead with Brent Rhebergen coming to second by the end of lap one. On lap five Rhebergen went to the low side but was unable to complete the pass. Young and Rhebergen began to distance themselves from the field with Rhebergen getting by to lead at the end of eight laps. On lap nine Brandon Blackshear spun in turn one, again slowing the event. When racing resumed Watson was second at the end of nine with Young third, Chuck Steinle Jr fourth and last week’s winner Ken Zimmer now fifth. With six laps remaining yellow again flew when Paul Schreckengost spun out of contention in turn two. The field only made it to turn one on the restart when Josh McDonald lost the handle and turned around. After yet another restart with five to go the field lined up single file for the rest of the event. Rhebergen again led with Joel Watson coming all the way to second at the end of seventeen laps after starting fourteenth. At the checkers it was Rhebergen over a fast closing Joel Watson with Chuck Steinle Jr coming to third on the final lap with Percy McDonald fourth. Bud Watson experienced mechanical difficulties on the final lap and fell to fifth in the final standings.

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    Jace Ferringer and Brad Blackshear brought the Bonnell Auto Sales Economod feature to green with Ferringer leading the way in the early going over Blackshear, last week’s winner Rick Prosser, Russ Kapalin, and two-time winner and defending champion Josh Ferry. Prosser came to second at lap five and Ferry to third. By halfway Prosser was challenging for the lead but Ferringer had the momentum of the high line. Meanwhile Ferry was lurking in third with Kapalin fourth and Eric Reinwald fifth. With two to go Ferry had caught Prosser just as caution flew as Kyle Fellows came to a halt in turn four. Just as the white flag flew three cars spun in turn three for the final caution period. The final lap saw Ferringer go on to his first career win at Raceway 7 over Prosser, a former E-Mod and Street Stock champion. Josh Ferry, the defending champion, was third with Kapalin fourth and Mike Hillman fifth.

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    The regularly scheduled Specialty Products Mini Stock feature was paced by opening night winner Hoyt Mihalak and Brad Cole, a former champion. Cole led lap one with Mihalak second and 2012 champion Bud Sergeff third. Defending champion Dale Fraschetti was challenging Sergeff for third at the end of four laps as Sergeff was challenging Mihalak for the runner up spot. With five laps remaining Cole was lengthening his lead. Fraschetti was third at nine laps in and came to second on the final lap. The finish was Cole, the 2013 champion with his first win of the season over Fraschetti, Mihalak, Sergeff,and Mitch Stokes.

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    The final feature of the evening was the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Late Model feature. Wendell Pinckney held the pole position with Dennis Lunger outside. Lunger led lap one but fourth starting Chad Wright was leading at the end of two laps. As the laps ticked off Wright opened his lead with Lunger second, Pinckney third, and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman fourth. Sixth running Dave Lyon suddenly slowed at lap eight but quickly regained speed, losing three spots. Matt Latta came to fifth at lap eleven just as Khole Wanzer spun on the front straight, slowing the field for the first time in the event and negating Latta’s pass. At green Wright, a former track champion, again led Lunger, Pinckney, Zimmerman, and Breyton Santee with Latta again getting by Santee a lap after green. Wright went on to his third win of the season, strengthening his points lead. Lunger, a former champion, settled for second over Pinckney, Zimmerman, and Latta.

    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:

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    Heat 1: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Matt Latta, Kyle Zimmerman, Bryan Salisbury, Bob Pifer, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney

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    Heat 2: Wendell Pinckney, Breyton Santee, Billy Henry, Dave Lyon, Lon Emerick, Gary Winans, Michael Mitchell

    Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Wendall Pinckney, Kyle Zimmerman, Matt Latta, Breyton Santee, Billy Henry, Dave Lyon, Bryan Salisbury, Darrell Bossard, Khole Wanzer, Lon Emerick, William Pinckney (DNS), Bob Pifer (DNS), Michael Mitchell (DNS)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:

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    Heat 1: Bud Watson, Paul Schreckengost, Alan Atkinson, Troy Johnson, Brandon Blackshear, Ken Zimmer, Dan McDonald, Dan Davies

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    Heat 2: Chick Steinle Jr,Josh McDonald, Jack Young, Steve Samuelson, Gary Murphy, Percy McDonald, Joel Watson, Bill Taylor

    Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Joel Watson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Percy McDonald, Bud Watson, Ken Zimmer, Jack Young, Dan Davies, Paul Schreckengost, Bill Taylor, Steve Samuelson, Gary Murphy, Josh McDonald, Dan McDonald, Brandon Blackshear, Alan Atkinson, Troy Johnson

     

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    Heat 1: Shaun Fawcett, Dave Ferringer, Rob Bates, Mike Harmon, Brian Crandall, Don McGuire, Matt Lozowski, Dan McEwen

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    Heat 2: Mark Frontera, Ed Bolyard, Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Ron Boardman, John Bailey

    Feature: Shaun Fawcett, Mark Frontera, Chris Withers, Brandon Groters, Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Ron Boardman, Dan McEwen, Brian Crandall, Dave Ferringer, Matt Lozowski, Rob Bates, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Mike Harmon, John Bailey, Don McGuire (DNS)

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Derek Dellinger, Jace Ferringer, Eric Reinwald, Kyle Fellows, Chuck Steinle Sr, Devon Henry

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    Heat 2: Rick Prosser, Russ Kapalin, Brad Blackshear, Josh Ferry, Bob Bellinger, Mike Hillman (DNS)

    Feature: Jace Ferringer, Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Russ Kapalin, Mike Hillman, Brad Blackshear, Chuck Steinle Sr, Kyle Fellows, Eric Reinwald, Bob Bellinger, Derek Dellinger, Devon Henry (DNS)

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Dale Fraschetti, Hoyt Mihalak, Bo Hays, Brian McGarvie, Pat Drennan, Ryan White, Casey Harmon

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    Heat 2: Mitch Stokes, Brad Cole, Dylan Goodman, Scott Gill, Joe Keney, Logan Keney, Zoey Gill, Jeannie Fowler, Alex Forbes

    Feature: Brad Cole, Dale Fraschetti, Hoyt Mihalak, Bud Sergeff, Mitch Stokes, Jason Easler, Dylan Goodman, Joe Keney, Ryan White, Logan Keney, Jeannie Fowler, Brian McGarvie, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes, Scott Gill, Patrick Drennan, Carlos Aponte, Casey Harmon (DNS)

    Rained out feature from May 15: Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Hoyt Mihalak, Mitch Stokes, Scott Gill, Logan Keney, Zoey Gill, Alex Forbes, Dylan Goodman, Justin Boardman, Casey Boardman, Tyler Fulton, John Bulger, (DNS), Jake Shipman (DNS)



  • Featured ImageWright, Groters repeat, Zimmer, Prosser and rain make first Victory Lane visits in 2015!

    Conneaut, OH (May 8, 2015): The weather had threatened all week but when Friday afternoon arrived the skies were clear and racing started for the third time in 2015. Heats were run off with only two caution periods, both coming in the final qualifying event. Josh Ferry set a class record for the Bonnell auto Sales Economods of 19.719. Four of the five feature events were completed but Mother Nature interrupted the final event of the evening, the Specialty Products Mini Stock feature, with just seven laps remaining. The event will be completed next Friday prior to the start of the scheduled events. The completed feature saw two repeat winners, Chad Wright in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Late Models, and Brandon Groters in the Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stocks. Ken Zimmer, Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods, and Rick Prosser, Bonnell Auto Sales Economods, registered their first wins of the season.

    Dan Sasso started from the pole and blasted into the immediate lead in the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature with Josh McDonald second. Ken Zimmer got by McDonald for second a lap later and was slowly gaining on the leader when caution slowed the field at lap nine when Gary Murphy spin in turn four. When green flag racing resumed Sasso again led over Zimmer, McDonald, and Brent Rhebergen. Coming off turn two on lap twelve Justin Chaddock, in his first-ever appearance at Raceway 7, got sideways, flipping several times side for side down the back straight. Chaddock was ok but the car needed “cradled” off the track. Going into turn one on lap thirteen Sasso, still leading, apparently had a mechanical failure, sliding sideways to a halt and scattering the rest of the field. For the restart it was now Zimmer leading with Brent Rhebergen second from his sixth place starting berth. Chuck Steinle Jr was now up to third from his tenth position on the starting grid. Bud Watson and Percy McDonald were fourth and fifth. Zimmer maintained his lead through to the checkers with Rhebergen winding up second, Steinle third, Percy McDonald fourth, and Bud Watson filling out the top five.

    Outside front row starter, Chad Wright, a former champion and opening night winner, took off with the early lead in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Late Model feature. Pole-sitter Billy Henry, a former Steel Block Late Model champion, settled into second with Breyton Santee third, Matt Latta fourth, and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman fifth by the halfway point. Wright cruised to his second feature win of the season in the all green event over Henry, Santee, Latta, and Zimmerman.

    The Campbell Mini Storage Street Stocks were led to the green by Chris Hochschild and former champion Ed Bolyard. Hochschild grabbed the early lead over Bolyard and opening night winner Shaun Fawcett. Last week’s winner Brandon Groters came to fourth at lap four and into third at lap six. Mike Harmon and Rob Bates spun heading into turn one on lap eight, slowing the event for the first time. At green Groters immediately came to second and was leading at the end of lap eight. Withers came to third a lap later and to second at lap eleven. At the finish it was Groters, Withers, Hochschild, Bolyard, and Fawcett.

    Rick Prosser led the Bonnell Auto Sales Economods from the drop of the green flag. Third-running Devin Henry came to a halt high in turn four, slowing the event by yellow at lap three. Coming to the green Henry and Terry Akerley got together and spun into the inside barrier in the front straight. Henry retired to the pit with a flat left front. Prosser again took off with the lead over Brad Blackshear, Eric Reinwald, defending champion Josh Ferry, and Chuck Steinle Sr. Ferry got to third at the end of six laps. At halfway Prosser had a half-straight lead. With five laps remaining Steinle spun in turn three, bringing caution again over the field. With two laps remaining Terry Akerley slammed the front straight wall, coming to a halt in turn one, out of the event. The dash to the checkered flag had Prosser leading the way with Ferry right behind. Blackshear wound up third with Eric Reinwald fourth and Bob Bellinger fifth.

    Mitch Stokes and former champion Brad Cole led the Specialty Products Mini Stocks to the green with Cole leading the way at the end of lap one. On the back straight of lap four several cars got together on the back straight including last week’s winner Casey Harmon, defending champion Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, and former champion Bud Sergeff with Sergeff winding up in the outside wall. After green Cole was again leading with Fraschetti second and Jason Easler third. A downpour hit at the restart and red was shown. Officials decided to finish the event at the beginning of next week’s racing.
    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:
    Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Breyton Santee, Wendall Pinckney, Bob Pifer, Khole Wanzer
    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Dave Lyon, Billy Henry, Matt Latta, Bryan Salisbury, William Pinckney (DNS)
    Feature: Chad Wright, Billy Henry, Breyton Santee, Matt Latta, Kyle Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, David Lyon, Wendall Pinckney, Bryan Salisbury, Bob Pifer, Khole Wanzer, William Pinckney

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    Heat 1: Dan Sasso, Jack Young, Brent Rhebergen, Dan McDonald, Bud Watson, Chuck Steinle Jr, Bill Taylor, Alan Atkinson

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    Heat 2: Percy McDonald, Kenny Zimmer, Josh McDonald, Paul Schreckengost, Justin Chaddock, Russ Dunn, Gary Murphy

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    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Brandon Groters, Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Jamie Duncan, Mike Harmon (DNS), John Bailey (DNS)

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    Heat 2: Mark Frontera, Chris Withers, Shaun Fawcett, Rob Bates, Dan McEwen

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    Feature: Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Chris Hochschild, Ed Bolyard, Shaun Fawcett, Mark Frontera, Jamie admin an, Mike Harmon, John Bailey, Rob Bates, Dan McEwen

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:

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    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Eric Reinwald, Russ Kapalin, Devin Henry, Chuck Steinle Sr

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    Feature: Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Brad Blackshear, Eric Reinwald, Bob Bellinger, Terry Akerley, Chuck Steinle Sr, Russ Kapalin, Devon Henry

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:

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    Heat 1: Jason Easler, Dale Fraschetti, Mitch Stokes, Dylan Goodman, Scott Gill, Alex Forbes, Zoey Gill, Kyle Adkins

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    Heat 2: Brad Cole, Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Hoyt Mihalak, Logan Keney, Casey Harmon
    Feature: Rinning order at 5 laps complete! Brad Cole, Dale Fraschetti, Jason Easler, Justin Boardman, Hoyt Mihalak, Dylan Goodman, Mitch Stokes, Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Zoey Gill, Logan Keney, Alex Forbes, Kyle Atkins



  • Pifer, Groters, Harmon all get first feature wins at Raceway 7, Ferry and McDonald repeat opening night wins!

    Conneaut, OH (May 8, 2015): exceptionally warm temperatures greeted race fans and competitors as the came into Raceway 7 for the second regular event of first class racing this season. At the end of the night Josh Ferry (Zimmer Service Center Economods) and Percy McDonald (Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods), both former track champions, had repeated their opening night wins. Bob Pifer returned to Victory Lane for the first time since moving up to the Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models. While Brandon Groters (Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks) and Casey Harmon (Specialty Products Mini Stocks) collect their first-ever Raceway 7 wins, for Harmon his first anywhere.

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models were the first feature on the track with Bob Pifer and Dave Airgood leading the pack to the green. Pifer led the way after the first lap then disaster struck in turn one when eight cars piled up hard in turn one with Dennis Lunger and Dave Airgood getting “air time”. Lunger and Airgood were unable to continue but the others all continued. Three laps were complete when Matt Latta slowed on the front straight, coming to a halt, bringing caution over the field. Pifer went on to his first ever CARS Crate Late Model win. Dave Lyon challenged most of the event but Pifer started increasing his lead over the last several laps. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman was third with Breyton Santee fourth and Chad Wright fifth.

    The Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods were next on the track with Brent Rhebergen and Bud Watson at the front of the field. Watson led Rhebergen the first three laps then making way for Rhebergen with Joel Watson coming to third then to second at lap five with Jack Young coming to third a lap later, just as caution flew for Bill Taylor, who had slowed on the front straight. At the restart Young got by Joel Watson on the back straight then Watson spun high in turn four while Young slowed on the front straight.  For the restart it was Rhebergen, Bud Watson, last week’s winner Percy McDonald, Gary Sullivan, and Josh McDonald. Coming out of turn four with eight complete the leader spun in turn four with a flat right-rear tire, again slowing the event. Percy McDonald was now the leader, looking to become the first repeat winner of 2015 with Josh McDonald right behind. Third-running Ken Zimmer suddenly slowed on the back straight at lap fourteen and exited to the pit. After one more caution Percy McDonald went on to the win over Bud Watson, Paul Schreckengost, Josh McDonald, (who had engine problems in the final turns), and Bill Taylor.

    The Specialty Products Mini Stocks had Dylan Goodman on the pole with Casey Harmon alongside. Harmon took off to the immediate lead with former champion Brad Cole coming to second from his fourth starting berth. The race went green until lap eight when Scott Gill slowed on the back straight. Brad Cole got next to Harmon at the restart but Harmon was up to the task, going on to his first ever win. Cole was second, Tyler Fulton wound up third with Jason Easler fourth and Bud Sergeff fifth.

    A seven car field started the Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economod feature with Eric Reinwald and Rick Prosser leading the field to green. Prosser jumped into the lead at the onset with last week’s winner Josh Ferry starting sixth. Prosser was leading by a straightaway over Reinwald until lap seven when Reinwald spun in turn one, closing the field back, then Russ Kapalin spun on lap nine. On the ensuing restart Prosser led Ferry back to green. Ferry went to the inside on lap thirteen, taking the lead on the backstretch. Ferry went on to win his second feature on the season. Rick Prosser was second, Russ Kapalin third, Gary Miller fourth, and Bob Bellinger fifth.

    Nine cars started the Campbell’s Mini storage Street Stocks with Brandon Groters and Brain Crandall on the front row. Goters immediately took the lead while a battle was going on between Chris Withers and Ed Bolyard for third behind Crandall. Groters lead by a full straightaway and captured his first ever Raceway 7 feature by fourteen seconds over Chris Withers who passed Brain Crandall on lap thirteen for second. Last week’s winner Shawn Fawcett finished fourth with Ed Bolyard fifth.




    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:
    Heat 1: Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Bob Pifer, Wendell Pinckney, William Pinckney, Chris Nicholson
    Heat 2: Chad Wright, Dave Lyon, Mike Mitchell, Matt Latta, Khole Wanzer, Billy Henry, Gary Winans
    Feature: Bob Pifer, David Lyon, Kyle Zimmerman, Breyton Santee, Chad Wright, Wendall Pinckney, Billy Henry, Mike Mitchell, Darrell Bossard, William Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Matt Latta, Dave Airgood, Dennis Lunger, Chris Nicholson (DNS)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:
    Heat 1: Jack Young, Brent Rhebergen, Bud Watson,Bill Henry, Kenny Zimmer, Dan McDonald
    Heat 2: Josh McDonald, Joel Watson, Gary Sullivan, Percy McDonald, Chuck Steinle Jr, Paul Schreckengost
    Feature: Percy McDonald, Bud Watson, Paul Schreckengost, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Jack Young, Gary Sullivan, Chuck Steinle Jr, Ken Zimmer, Brent Rhebergen, Dan McDonald, Joel Watson

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:
    Heat 1: Brandon Groters, Chris Hochschild, Chris Withers, Mike Harmon, Dan McEwen
    Heat 2: Shaun Fawcett, Brian Crandall, Ed Bolyard, Rob Bates
    Feature: Brandon Groters, Chris Withers, Brian Crandall, Shaun Fawcett, Ed Bolyard, Chris Hochschild, Mark Harmon, Rob Bates, Dan McEwen

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:
    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Russ Kapalin, Josh Ferry, Gary Miller, Eric Reinwald, Bob Bellinger, Jace Ferringer (DQ)
    Feature: Josh Ferry, Rick Prosser, Russ Kapalin, Gary Miller, Bob Bellinger, Jace Ferringer, Eric Reinwald

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:
    Heat 1: Brad Cole, Tyler Fulton, Dale Fraschetti, Alex Forbes, Joe Keney, Hoyt Mihalak, Jason Easler, Scott Gill, Jeannie Fowler
    Heat 2: Casey Harmon, Mitch Stokes, Justin Boardman, Dylan Goodman, Jake Shipman, Zoey Gill, John Bulger, Bud Sergeff (DNS)
    Feature: Casey Harmon, Brad Cole, Tyler Fulton, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Justin Boardman, Dylan Goodman, Mitch Stokes, Jake Shipman, Dale Fraschetti, Hoyt Mihalak, Joe Keney, Alex Forbes, Zoey Gill, John Bulger, Scott Gill, Jeannie Fowler



  • Opening night wins to Wright, McDonald, Fawcett, Ferry, and Mihalak!

    Conneaut, OH (May 1, 2015): For the 45th time Raceway 7 began the new racing season with all five weekly divisions in action. Opening night feature wins were claimed by (Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks)  Shaun Fawcett with an exciting last lap pass, (Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models) Chad Wright, (Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods) Percy McDonald, (Bonnell Auto Sales Economods) defending champion Josh Ferry, and (Specialty Products Mini Stocks) Hoyt Mihalak.

    The Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks were the first feature of the 2015 season and were led to Roger Osburn’s green flag by Brandon Groters and Brian Crandall.  Groters led from the drop of the green with Crandall, Mark Frontera, and defending champion Chris Withers trailing. At lap five Withers got by Frontera for third. At six laps complete Mike Harmon spun into the infield in turn one, slowing the event for the first time. During the caution Groters exited to the pit area with a failed ball joint. Crandall led the field back to green with Withers now second, Frontera third and Shaun Fawcett now fourth. With nine laps in Jimmy Kennerknecht spun in turn one, collecting past champion Ed Bolyard. Again, the leader, Crandall, pulled to the pit wi mechanical ails, leaving Withers now the leader, Frontera second, and Fawcett third. With four laps remaining Fawcett was second, all over the leader looking for the way to the lead.  In turn one on the final lap Fawcett powered by Withers on the outside and went on to his first win of the season. Frontera was third at the line with Jason Covey fourth and Rob Bates fifth.

    The CARS sanctioned Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models were led to green by Matt Latta and Chad Wright with Wright leading the way to turn one then both Latta and Dennis Lunger, from the fourth staring berth, tried getting by for the lead coming out of turn two with Latta getting crossed up and spinning into the infield. For the restart Wright and Mike Mitchell were on the front row with Latta Lunger and Wendell Pinckney in row two. Dave Airgood lost control at turn one, again preventing the completion of lap one. Bob Dorman pulled into the infield in turn three, out of the race. At the end of one lap Wright was leading with Mitchell right behind. Lunger, a past track champion and winner on opening night of 2014, took over the runner-up spot on lap two. At halfway the top five were Wright, Lunger, Mitchell, Billy Henry, and 2014 champion Kyle Zimmerman. Zimmerman came to fourth a lap past halfway. At twelve complete Lunger got next to the leader on the back straight but slid up the racing surface in turn three, allowing Wright to hold onto the lead. At sixteen complete Zimmerman was up to third as Wright was now extending his lead. At the checkers it was Wright by several car-lengths over Lunger, Zimmerman, Mitchell, and Henry.

    Dan and Josh McDonald, father and son, led the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods to the green for their feature with Dan jumping out to the immediate lead. With three laps complete Rick Pratschler spun in turn four, slowing the field for the first time in the event. On the restart it was the elder McDonald leading his son Josh, Mike Potosky, Joel Watson, and Paul Schreckengost back to green. Potosky came to second with Watson third before lap four was complete. Watson was second at the end of five laps. Debris brought out the second caution of the event as the field was coming to the halfway mark. The order was now Dan McDonald, Watson, and Potosky. The field only made it to turn two when Watson and McDonald got together, spinning and collecting Potosky and Jack Young. Under caution, Josh McDonald pulled pit side with problems. Percy McDonald was the new leader with Ken Zimmer now second and Chuck Steinle Jr third.  Schreckengost and Potosky filled out the top five at the halfway point. Rick Pratschler came to a halt at lap eleven for caution number four. After green Potosky got by Steinle for third at lap thirteen. Zimmer hounded McDonald every lap, drawing even in turn three at lap sixteen but momentum kept McDonald ahead the rest of the event for his first win of the season. Zimmer had a tire go flat with one lap remaining allowing Potosky to get by for second, Schreckengost for third, then Steinle fourth, and Dan McDonald fifth.

    Nine Bonnell Auto Sales Economods started their feature with Eric Reinwald and Russ Kapalin leading the way. Rick Prosser, Bob Bellinger, and Dan McEwen got together in turn one, slowing the race immediately. Eric Reinwald spun in turn two on the restart, again slowing the event. Kapalin and Brad Blackshear led the field back to green, this time with all cars running at the end of lap one. Kapalin showed the way with Jace Ferringer coming to second. Blackshear spun in turn two after two laps complete. For the next restart it was Kapalin leading Ferringer and Josh Ferry. Ferry, the defending champion, came to second at the drop of the green but Ferringer reassumed the position before the end of the lap. Dan McEwen then spun at lap three. Again Ferry powered into second at the drop of the green and again Ferringer was second at the end of the lap. Ferringer battled Kapalin, eventually taking over the front spot at lap seven. Then McEwen slowed, spewing smoke, out of turn four and coming to a halt. Ferringer and Ferry battled side by side after green with Ferry getting by just as caution fell again when Rick Prosser spun. Ferringer led the way for another green flag with Ferry trailing for the next two laps until Ferringer slipped high in turn two and falling back to fourth. Ferry then led Kapalin and Blackshear with Ferringer and Young Devin Henry fighting over fourth. Eventually both Ferringer and Henry got by Blackshear. At the finish it was Ferry, Kapalin, Henry, Ferringer and Blackshear.

    The final feature of the evening was the Specialty Products Mini Stocks with defending champion Dale Fraschetti on the pole and Justin Boardman alongside. Fraschetti shot out to the immediate lead with Boardman and Hoyt Mihalak right behind. At the end of lap one Mihalak was second. At halfway Fraschetti had a half straight lead over Mihalak with Boardman third, former champion Brad Cole fourth and Mitch Stokes fifth. Boardman slipped high on lap seven dropping two spots. At nine laps complete Jeannie Fowler got into the wall on turn two, slowing the action for the only time in the event. At the restart for the final three laps it was Fraschetti leading Mihalak, Cole, Stokes, and Boardman. Fraschetti led until lap ten when he slowed on the back straight, out of fuel, handing the lead over to Mihalak, who went on to his first win of the season over Cole, Boardman, Scott Gill, and Dylan Goodman.


    Evergreen Lake Park Campground CARS Crate Late Models:
    Heat 1: Kyle Zimmerman, Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, William Pinckney, Khole Wanzer, Bob Pifer, Bryan Salisbury, Chris Nicholson
    Heat 2: Billy Henry, Wendall Pinckney, Matt Latta, Mike Mitchell, Dave Airgood, Bob Dorman, Breyton Santee, Jorden Peters
    Feature: Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Kyle Zimmerman, Mike Mitchell, Billy Henry, Wendell Pinckney, Matt Latta, Bob Pifer, Breyton Santee, Khole Wanzer, Jorden Peters, William Pinckney, Dave Airgood, Bob Dorman, Chris Nicholson (DNS), Bob Dorman ( DNS)

    Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:
    Heat 1: Percy McDonald, Mike Potosky, Chuck Steinle Jr, Gary Murphy, Jason Longwell, Bill Taylor, Ken Zimmer
    Heat 2: Joel Watson, Dan McDonald, Josh McDonald, Paul Schreckengost, Rick Pratschler, Jack Young
    Feature: Percy McDonald, Mike Potosky, Paul Schreckengost, Chuck Steinle Jr, Dan McDonald, Ken Zimmer, Bill Taylor, Rick Pratschler, Joel Watson, Josh McDonald, Jack Young, Gary Murphy, Jason Longwell (DNS)

    Campbell’s Mini-Storage Street Stocks:
    Heat 1: Shaun Fawcett, Brandon Groters, Brian Crandall, Jason Covey, Ron Boardman, Rob Bates, Dan McEwen
    Heat 2: Ed Bolyard, Mark Frontera, Chris Withers, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Mike Harmon, Jamie Duncan, Kyle Reinwald, Bill Banick Jr
    Feature: Shaun Fawcett, Chris Withers, Mark Frontera, Jason Covey, Rob Bates, Ed Bolyard, Ron Boardman, Bill Banick Jr, Mike Harmon, Brian Crandall, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Brandon Groters, Dan McEwen, Chris Hochschild, Kyle Reinwald, Jamie Duncan (DNS)

    Bonnell Auto Sales Economods:
    Heat 1: Rick Prosser, Josh Ferry, Brad Blackshear, Dan McEwen, Devin Henry
    Heat 2: Jace Ferringer, Russ Kapalin, Eric Reinwald, Bob Bellinger
    Feature: Josh Ferry, Russ Kapalin, Devin Henry, Jace Ferringer, Brad Blackshear, Eric Reinwald, Bob Bellinger, Rick Prosser, Dan McEwen

    Specialty Products Mini Stocks:
    Heat 1: Dylan Goodman, Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Jason Easler, Bud Sergeff, Tommy Joyce
    Heat 2: Dale Fraschetti, Mitch Stokes, Scott Gill, Joe Keney, Logan Keney, Jeannie Fowler
    Feature: Hoyt Mihalak, Brad Cole, Justin Boardman, Scott Gill, Dylan Goodman, Jason Easler, Joe Keney, Logan Keney, Mitch Stokes, Dale Fraschetti. Bud Sergeff, Jeanne Fowler, Tommy Joyce



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  • Cars Payout!

    LIAS TIRE ANNOUNCES 2015 CRATE AMERICAN RACER POINT FUND!

    Lias tire is pleased to announce the point fund payout for the first season of the Crate American Racer Series (CARS). The $20,000 point fund will pay out through the top 20 positions in the overall standings with the program champs portion being $5,000. We look forward to possibly growing the point fund with the partnership of future sponsors as the season approaches.

    1st $5,000

    2nd $2,500

    3rd $2,000

    4th $1,500

    5th $1,250

    6th $1,000 Continue reading  Post ID 2012



  • CARS Crate Meeting!

    CARS

    CARS will be hosting a meeting for drivers this weekend Saturday, Feb. 28  12:00 noon at the Lias Tire speed shop!

    This will be an informational meeting that will go over all rules, program format, and payout for our 2015 season.

    CARS Registration will also be available for $40 then for those present.

    Address: 488 N 5th Street Indiana, PA 15701

    Any questions you can call us at 800-638-7028!

    Dustin Leverknight
    Sales & Marketing
    Lias Tire Racing
    Indiana, PA 15701
    800-638-7028
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