DROWN STREAKS TO 4th NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WIN IN A ROW; ABER & DAUGHERTY 1st TIME WINNERS; BRAD HENSEL A GRAND WINNER
Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Mike Swanger
On a beautiful night with the track surface of NAPA Wayne County Speedway again in smooth and fast condition, the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks were the highlight class of the night with $1,000 waiting the winner of the 20 lap race and racing their 3rd ‘Summer Series’ points race. Michael Workman would set the pace for the opening two circuits from his pole position starting spot but would give way to Dale Beckett, the first ‘Summer Series’ winner, on lap three as Smithville’s Brad Hensel would move into second at the same time with Chris Priebe in tow. Hensel would swipe the lead away from Beckett on the fourth lap but Beckett regained the point on the next trip around and hold the top spot until lap 18 when his car began to sputter. That would allow Hensel and his JoyRide Transportation, DJ Directional Services and M&S Concrete #28 to take over with Priebe right behind. As they came out of turn four with the checkered flag up, Priebe made a move to the inside of Hensel but came up short. For Hensel, it was his second ‘Summer Series’ win, his fourth win of the season and expand his points lead. Mike Barr came from his 12th starting position to grab third as Beckett dropped to fourth with Zach Chaffin scoring a fifth. Stephen Crowe, Workman, and Chaffin notched the heat wins as Matt Miller was the last chance winner. Thanks to Drown Racing, Staley Racing and Hensel Racing for supporting this race.
Wooster’s Doug Drown would hold off early challenges from JR Gentry and Ryan Markham and then pull away aboard the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass #240 to tally his fourth win in a row in the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature. Markham would run second with points leader Brad Malcuit taking third from Gentry on lap three and holding that position to the finish as Gentry finished fourth. Rick Bond would out duel Larry Bellman for fifth. Heat winners were Drown and Bond.
Last year’s Kar Connection Rush Late Model champion Charlie Duncan won the heat race and took control of the feature race from the outside pole position for the first five laps. On the restart of the lap 6 following a caution for Josh Stoica, Duncan would get sideways coming out of turn two in front of the field and would collect Bob Fry, Scott Delaney and Stoica, who took a big hit as he went off the backstretch and went nose first into the big tractor tires. All drivers were ok but the cars were not as all four had to be assisted from the track. Points leader Justin Chance would inherit the lead with Wooster’s Matt Aber in his tire tracks as both were dusting off the guardrail in turn one and two. As the two went down the back stretch on lap 14, Aber would put a crowd standing slide job on Chance in turns three and four and steal the lead away and put the #31 in victory circle. Chance had the right rear tire lose pressure as Mitch Basich would take second in his season debut. Chance limped to finish third as Allan Dellinger would finished fourth while Stoica was scored fifth.
The Action Auto Body Super Stocks were also running a ‘Summer Series’ race and before the race started, scheduled pole sitter Gary Hensel Jr. had to pull off with mechanical issues giving the pole position to Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty. Driving the Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Met’s Machine Shop #21d would go flag to flag for his first win of the season at NAPA WCS. Two time feature winner Paul Holmes pulled into second on lap two from his 7th starting spot. It took points leader and five time winner Tyler Thompson five circuits to take third from his gris starting spot of 8th as both could not catch up to Daugherty. Tyler Nicely and Brandon Craver were putting on a show for fourth in the last half of the race with Nicely edging out Craver for fourth and Craver getting fifth. Nicely and Daugherty paced the heat races.
Brandon Gardner led all the way to win the Flat Track Cart feature over heat winner Daryl Conkle and Mark Rutherford and Ethan Rutherford.
Contingency Connection’s Racer Awards were collected by drivers on Saturday night while year long awards with a total of over $100, 000 are competed for weekly at NAPA WCS.
The second annual Buckeye Dirt Week for the Super Late Models will head into NAPA Wayne County Speedway next Saturday night, July 23 for the Don Gross Memorial paying $4,000 to the winner. Duane Chamberlain was the winner of last years race. The OVSCA Sprints and the Action Auto Body Super Stocks are on the evening racing card also.
It’s www.waynecountyspeedway.com to find out all the information about the track.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, July 16, 2016
HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Ryan Markham, Kirk Baker, Jerry Aber, Levi Flesher, Jason Skelly
Heat 2 Rick Bond, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts
Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Kirk Baker, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts, Jerry Aber, Levi Flesher dns, Jason Skelly dns
KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Allan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Mitch Basich, Bob Fry, Scott Delaney, Josh Stoica
Feature Matt Aber, Mitch Basich, Justin Chance, Allan Dellinger, Josh Stoica, Scott Delaney, Bob Fry, Charlie Duncan
ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Tyler Nicely, Brandon Craver, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Don Rutt, Jordan James, Chris Albright, Tom Fisher, Steve Ott, Brandon Gardner dns
Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Derek Lewton, Darren Dawson, Jeff Lenham, Ryan Leathers, Tod Beviloqua
Feature Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Darren Dawson, Steve Ott, Jeff Lenham, Tom Fisher, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Gary Hensel Jr. dns, Derek Lewton dns, Brandon Gardner dns
WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Stephen Crowe, Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Colton Priebe, Corey Staley, Rick Bays, Mitch Reichard
Heat 2 Michael Workman, Jordan James, Dakota Wells, Braden Wert, Jess Hensel, Brian Tomblin, Jimmy Burns, Michael Rose
Heat 3 Zach Chaffin, Chris Priebe, Dale Beckett, Mike Barr, Doug Hensel, Matt Miller, Dustin Daugherty, Briana Hensel
B Main Matt Miller, Dustin Daugherty, Brian Tomblin, Briana Hensel, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard, Michael Rose, Rick Bays dns
Feature Brad Hensel, Chris Priebe, Mike Barr, Dale Beckett, Zach Chaffin, Wes Staley, Colton Priebe, Michael Workman, Matt Miller, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Corey Staley, Dakota Wells, Jess Hensel, Jim Burns, Dustin Daugherty, Braden Wert, Brian Tomblin, Briana Hensel, Jordan James dns
FLAT TRACK CARTS
Heat 1 Daryl Conkle, Brandon Gardner, Mark Rutherford, Ethan Rutherford
Feature Brandon Gardner, Daryl Conkle, Mark Rutherford, Ethan Rutherford