Blair now all-time top Super Late Model winner! Santee gets first-ever win!
Conneaut, OH, July 19, 2013: Super Late Models, long the headline class at Raceway 7, returned to the fast 3/8 mile oval with Rob Blair, a four-time Super Late Model Champion, becoming the all-time Super Late Model winner with 37 victories to his credit. In other classes Breyton Santee won his first ever feature win in the FASTRAK Late Models, Brent Rhebergen made a visit to Raceway 7 and drove to victory lane in his E-Mod, Chris Withers drove to his fourth win of the season, and Brad Cole collected his second Mini-Stock win of this season. After a red flag for a first-lap pile-up in the final feature of the night, rain came and the decision was made to finish the event next Friday night. Due to the impending rain the Victory Lane ceremonies were postponed until next Friday night. Only the Mini-Stock feature winner, Brad Cole, was interviewed.
All-Time leading Super Late Model winner Rob Blair.
Coming into the Super Late Model event Rob Blair was tied with Dick Barton with each having 36 feature wins. Darrell Bossard and Blair started on the front row with Blair, a four-time champion, getting by Bossard on turn three of lap one to lead the way after the first lap. Jason DuPont got by Bossard on lap four but Blair was opening his lead. At halfway Blair was into lapped traffic and had a near-quarter-lap lead over DuPont. With six laps to go Blair had a full straight lead over DuPont but saw it disappear when Lance Smith slid into the fourth turn wall, bringing caution over the field. The top five at this point were Blair, DuPont, Bossard, Brent Rhebergen, and Greg Oakes. After the lap 19 restart Chris Hackett got by Oakes. With two circuits remaining, Doug Glessner looped his mount in turn four, again tightening the field. Following Blair to his 37th victory were DuPont, Bossard, Rhebergen, and Hackett.
The Evergreen Lake Park Camp FASTRAK Late Models had Breyton Santee and Mark Tatalovich on row one. In turn four Dennins Lunger got sideways, stacking up the field behind him but continuing. However, Kyle Zimmerman came to a halt, bringing yellow over the field. Santee led the way after restarting until three-time winner Chad Wright got high in turn four, coming to rest against the outside wall. Bob Pifer spun at eye end of lap five, again slowing the event. With lightning in the area Santee ran the race of his life, opening a lead on Max Blair by the halfway point when Justin Kreider turned his mount around in turn two. After restarting again, Santee again opened his lead over the defending champion, winning his first-ever feature over Blair, Lunger, Wright, and Jamie Brown.
Brent Rhebergen led the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mod feature with Mike Potosky coming to second on lap one from fourth on the starting grid. After a restart at the end of two for a spin by Brian Douglas, Rhebergen again led until a spin into the outside wall two laps later, again by Douglas. Chuck Steinle Jr quickly came to second but only one more lap was completed before Josh McDonald spun his mount in turn three. One lap past green Potosky came back to second. Another yellow at lap seven again slowed the field. Bill Taylor spun a complete ’360′ with nine complete, but did not stop, allowing the race to continue under green. Using the extreme high line, Rhebergen cruised to the win over Steinle Jr, Gary Eicher from seventh on the starting grid, reigning champion Joel Watson, and Potosky. It was Rhebergen’s fifth E-Mod feature win since 2002 and his first at Raceway 7 this season.
The Western Reserve Animal Clinic Street Stocks started their event with Darrin Hyde and Kenny Lamp leading the way. Hyde led Lamp through lap one with Lamp bouncing off the wall in turn two but continuing. At lap eight Kyle Reinwald got high in turn two and spun, bringing caution over the field, then his brother Eric, a feature winner earlier this season, spun while slowing after the yellow was thrown. Hyde continued to lead until five laps from the end when Withers got by and drove to his fourth win of the season. Hyde held on for second over Eric Reinwald, Kyle Reinwald, and Ed Bolyard.
With rain very close to the raceway the McDonalds Meats Economods made their way to the racing surface with eighteen cars taking the green flag. On the back straight of lap one a seven car pile-up totally blocked the track. Kevin Sergeff, Gene Crouch, Jake Eucker, Kyle Fellows, Russ Kaplan, Josh Ferry, and Jace Ferringer were all involved with Ferry injuried to the extent that he had to be transported. Just after the accident occurred rain began falling, postponing the final event until next week. The race will be restarted using the original line-up with cars involved in the accident going to the rear of the field.
Logan Keney and Scott Gill started the Specialty Products Mini Sock feature on the front row. Goodman led from the green for the first three laps, but then was overtaken by Brad Cole. At the halfway point Jason Johnson came by Hoyt Mihalak for third but Dale Fraschetti got by both on the following lap. At the checkers it was Cole, Goodman, Fraschetti, Johnson, and Keney.
Super Late Models:
Feature: Rob Blair, Jason DuPont, Darrell Bossard, Brent Rhebergen, Chris Hackett, Greg Oakes, Bob Dorman, John Mollick, Doug Glessner, Terry Porter, Lance Smith, Michael Oakes
Evergreen Lake Park Campground FASTRAK Late Models:
Feature: Breyton Santee, Max Blair, Dennis Lunger, Chad Wright, Jamie Brown, Khole Wanzer, Mark Tatalovic, Justin Kreider, Bob Pifer, Kyle Zimmerman, Joel Watson (DNS)
Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods:
Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Chuck Steinle Jr, Gary Eicher, Joel Watson, Mike Potosky, Percy McDonald, Dan McDonald, Brian Fardink, Josh McDonald, Bill Taylor, Brian Douglas
McDonald Meats Econo Mods:
Feature: Rained at first lap wreck clean-up, will be completed next week.
Western Reserve Animal Clinic Street Stocks:
Feature: Chris Withers, Darrin Hyde, Eric Reinwald, Kyle Reinwald, Ed Bolyard, Kenny Lamp, Jeff Wick (DNS), John Bailey (DNS), Andy Faulhaber (DNS)
Specialty Products Mini-Stocks:
Feature: Brad Cole, Dylan Goodman, Dale Fraschetti, Jason Johnson, Logan Keney, Hoyt Mihalak, Bud Sergeff, Scott Gill, Alex Forbes, Mitch Stokes, A J Welker (DNS), Pat Drennan (DNS), Chris Forbes, (DNS)Jason Easler (DNS)