RYAN, DROWN, WRIGHTSMAN, HENSEL JR., & PARSONS TOP NAPA WCS FEATURES; MUMAW, MALCUIT, CHANCE, THOMPSON, & B. HENSEL CLAIM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Mike Swanger
It was season championship night presented by Southeastern Equipment night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night and like last week, rain stepped in to slow the program just after the 1st heat of the Fisher Performance Sprints took to the track. On the 1st lap of the race, Jamie Myers went off of turn two and flipped over the tires on the back stretch. He was ok and thanks to the hour plus rain delay was able to continue. The feature race came down to two races in one. The first part was for the win and then a three way battle for the track championship between Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble and Nick Patterson. Castalia’s Jordan Ryan popped into the lead at the drop of the green flag as Nathan Skaggs pulled into second on lap 2. Cautions in the early laps slowed the pace as the action would really pick up on lap six as Skaggs started pestering Ryan for the lead as Sam Ashworth, Chris Myers and Shawn Valenti would battle for third. Skaggs would take the point on lap 18 but Ryan and his Harbach Electronics, Hochstetler Truck & Repair and McClure Motorsports #9 would come roaring back to reclaim the lead as Myers would take second with three circuits to go from Skaggs. Ryan held off a last lap charge by Myers to collect his 1st win. Skaggs finished third with Ashworth and Valenti rounded out the top five. The race for the championship had many turns and twists in it as Mumaw was the points leader but would start 13th in the feature as Harble started 7th and Patterson took the green flag from his 4th starting position. Mumaw would quickly move up as Patterson drifted back and they would be nose to tail with each other. Mumaw would almost spin and drop all the way back to 16th on lap nine, work his way back up and then spin out on lap 13 to go back to 15th as Harble was 4th and Patterson was 6th at the time. With three circuits to go, Harble was fourth but he lost two spots as Ashworth and Valenti squeezed by. Patterson was right behind Harble as Mumaw closed in the two drivers. Down the back stretch, Mumaw powered by both Harble and Patterson and as they took the white flag, Mumaw was in front of his points contenders and held on to sixth to clinch his 1st championship. Tyler Dunn, Ryan, and Chris Myers won the heat races as Roger Campbell claimed the last chance race.
Corey Conley took the outside front row starting spot and beat DJ Miller into turn one to take the lead as 7th starting Doug Drown would take second on lap three from Miller. Another driver on the move quickly was JR Gentry as in six laps he was in 4th from his 12th opening grid spot of Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature and would take third on the next lap. Points leader Brad Malcuit was in fifth as Ryan Markham was fourth and Malcuit would need stay within two place of Markham to win the title. Conley was keeping Drown at bay until he tapped the wall on lap 19 and would pull off with a flat tire on the next circuit as Drown would inherit the lead and drive away to his 7th win at NAPA WCS aboard the Hall’s Auto Sales, Nationwide Vehicle Protection and Wooster Glass #240. Gentry would end up second, his third runner up finish. Markham would finish third as Malcuit posted his fifth track championship with the 4th place finish as Rick Bond scored a fifth. Heat winners were Drown, Bond and Conley.
Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson clinched the Action Auto Body Super Stock crown just by showing up but as a true racer, would take the lead on lap two as Bob Daugherty would take second on lap seven when Trae Schonauer would spin. Daugherty would challenge for the lead and with the white flag up in the air, Daugherty would make contact with Thompson and both would spin with Daugherty pitting for the night as Thompson would go to the pits but returned to the race in 11th. This would put Gary Hensel Jr. into the lead and the Apple Creek Driver would take the Lochevale Farms, DJ Directional Service and J & M Carpentry #28h to the Summit Racing victory circle for his second win of the season. Tyler Nicely finished second as Jordan James, Todd Sherwin and Schonauer filled out the top five. Thompson, Schonauer and Daugherty scored the heat wins.
Jamie Wrightsman of Cortland took the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead all the way in the Kar Connection Rush Late Model main for his first ever win aboard the Hover Racing, Quaker Steak & Lube and Reese Pavement Sealing #21j. Charlie Duncan grabbed second on lap 4 but could not track down Wrightsman to finish second. Justin Chance clinched his 1st championship with his third place run. Matt Aber and Eric Wilson filled out the top five. Chance pocketed the heat race win.
Michael Rose, Chris Priebe and Wes Staley all had the lead at one time or another in the WQKT Mini Stock feature but after a lap ten caution, Killbuck’s Billy Parsons motored past Staley and drive the #4p to his first win. Brad Hensel would take second after the caution and that locked up his second track championshiop. Staley would finish third with Tyler Parsons and Matt Miller in tow. Hensel, Priebe and Miller dashed to the heat wins.
Brandon Gardner lead the way in the Flat Track cart feature
It was another night of drivers competing for the Contingency Connection Drivers Rewards program that has over $100,000 in yearly awards for the NAPA Wayne County Speedway drivers.
Next Sunday, the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints return for the fourth time this season for the Pete Jacobs Memorial that will pay the winner $10,000. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the Kar Connection Rush Late Models will be on the racing card also. Gates open at 3 pm with racing starting at 7 pm.
For more information, check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, August 27, 2016
FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Tyler Dunn, Nick Patterson, Nathan Skaggs, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Roger Campbell, Mark Coleman, Jamie Myers, Scott Riley, Clay Riney
Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Shawn Valenti, Shawn Hubler, Kris Davis, Troy Kingan, Brandon Conkel, Jeremy Shambaugh, Ray Miller
Heat 3 Chris Myers, DJ Foos, Sam Ashworth, Tyler Street, Shawn Minor, Dylan Kingan, Jeremy Duposki, Andy Fike, Butch Beasley
‘B’Main Roger Campbell, Jamie Myers, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Dylan Kingan, Brandon Conkel, Jeremy Shambaugh, Andy Fike, Mark Coleman, Jeremy Duposki, Ray Miller dns, Butch Beasley dns
Feature Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Nathan Skaggs, Sam Ashworth, Shawn Valenti, Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble, Nick Patterson, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler, Roger Campbell, Tyler Dunn, Tyler Street, Troy Kingan, Kris Davis, Shawn Minor, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, DJ Foos
HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Doug Drown, Brian Baumberger, DJ Miller, Wayne Maffett Jr., Chuck Kimble, Andrew Myers, Ashlee Todd, Kirk Baker
Heat 2 Rick Bond, Brad Malcuit, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Jason Flory, Doug Kenworthy, Alan Farris
Heat 3 Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, JR Gentry, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, DJ Cline, Jerry Aber
Feature Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, Kirk Baker, Brian Baumberger, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Corey Conley, DJ Cline, Chuck Kimble, Doug Kenworthy, Wayne Maffett Jr., DJ Miller, Andrew Myers, Ashlee Todd, Jim Nicely
ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Tom Fisher, Ryan Leathers, Jordan James
Heat 2 Trae Schonauer, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Darren Dawson, Todd Sherwin, Brandon Gardner dns, Cliff Staley dns
Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Brandon Craver, Derek Lewton, Dustin Smith, Denny Shear, Todd Gallion, Steve Ott dns
Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Trae Schonauer, Tod Beviloqua, Richard Grogg, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, TA Perrine, Denny Shear, Tom Fisher, Bob Daugherty, Chris Albright, Derek Lewton, Brandon Craver, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Dustin Smith dns
KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Justin Chance, Jamie Wrightsman, Eric Wilson, Matt Aber, Alan Dellinger, Charlie Duncan, Scott Delaney
Feature Jamie Wrightsman, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Eric Wilson, Alan Dellinger, Scott Delaney
WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Billy Parsons, Stephen Crowe, Brian Tomblin, Colton Priebe, Cory Staley, Jimmy Burns, Rod Daugherty dns
Heat 2 Chris Priebe, Michael Rose, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel, Jess Hensel, Wayne Newberry, Braden Wert, Moose Workman
Heat 3 Matt Miller, Tyler Parsons, Mitch Reichard, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Ron Hershey, Cidney Rowe
Feature Billy Parsons, Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Tyler Parsons, Matt Miller, Stephen Crowe, Dakota Wells, Cory Staley, Brian Tomblin, Jess Hensel, Ron Hershey, Moose Workman, Chris Priebe, Colton Priebe, Cidney Rowe, Jim Burns, Michael Rose, Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Braden Wert, Wayne Newberry dns, Rod Daugherty dns
FLAT TRACK CARTS
Heat 1 Coty Conway, Brandon Gardner, David Sheehan, Daryl Conkel, Rod Daugherty dns, Chuck Conway dns
Feature Brandon Gardner, Coty Conway, Daryl Conkle, Rod Daugherty, David Sheehan, Chuck Conway dns