you can not carry in alcohol.
yes you can stay in parking lot.
yes we accept credit cards at the pit admission building with an extra charge.
Hey all. Here is your Saturday morning update. It is raining right now. We hope to have a decision by 12 on what the weather will due for the rest of the day. But what we know right now is that early it is going to be to wet for the Jessica Hannan band to play outside. So we have cancelled only that portion of today’s program at this time. We will continue to monitor the radar and how much rain the grounds takes on and will update you as soon as we have more information.
12:45 Jason and I are still at the track. We are worried about the pop up storms. Jason is walking the grounds now and debating if we can make this happen. We are still a go right now and will post more updates soon.
we have cancelled racing for tonight 1:06
MARKHAM ‘GOES BACK’ TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY VICTORY LANE; SCHROYER AND JAMES NAIL DOWN 1st WINS
Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Mike Swanger
Although he is leading the Kar Connection Super Late Model points and has a win this season, Ashland’s Ryan Markham decided to pull out last years race car and it worked for his 2nd win of the season while Coshocton’s Matt Schroyer made his first trip of the season to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ a successful one by winning the Lowes Super Stock feature and Loudonville’s Jordan James rolled out a brand new car and captured the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature on Malcuit’s Tavern night.
Charlie Duncan would set a torrid pace for the first of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature 8 circuits but mechanical woes drove him to the pits and brought out the caution flag. Larry Bellman would take the lead on the restart but before that lap could get completed, a lot of contact was made in the middle of the pack in turn two that would send Brad Malcuit’s car end over end and coming down on the cars roof on top of the retaining tires on the back stretch as Malcuit would be ok. As the green flag flew again, Bellman held off 4th starting Markham for one lap as the H &T Demolition, Page Excavating and Innovative Graphics 5m took over on lap 10 and pulled away. Behind Bellman, Matt Lux, JR Gentry, Doug Drown and Cody Scott had a tight race going on for third. Gentry would jump the cushion in turn three, getting up on two wheels and losing two places on lap 12. Drown, who started ninth, would power past Lux on lap 14 and then take second from Bellman four laps later and then try to track down Markham, who had a straightaway lead. Drown was closing in but with three laps to go, slipped in the cushion going into turn one and could not make a late run on Markham to finish second. At the same time Drown slipped, Lux moved past Bellman for third as Cody Scott took fifth. Duncan and Bellman scored the heat wins.
Brandon Craver grabbed the lead from the outside pole position of the Lowes Super Stock feature and after a caution on lap two, the restart would see the red flag come out for a five car pile up in turn two that had the track blocked. Dustin Daugherty got sideways and collected four other cars including points leader Bob Daugherty, Eric Eicholtz, Gary Hensel Jr. and Matt Schroyer with Hensel Jr and Schroyer the only two able to continue and getting their positions back. With the green flag back out, Schroyer and his Four Seasons Tanning, Tri Form Products and Innovative Graphics #15s would take the point from Craver with Paul Holmes moving into second on the next lap. Two circuits later, Hensel Jr. took over third and the three front runners pulled away from the rest of the field. Holmes would keep the pressure on Schroyer and took the lead briefly on lap 14 but Schroyer motored back into the lead on the next lap and then held off Holmes by a little more than a car length at the finish. Hensel Jr. finished third while Bubba Smith took 4th from Craver as they ran side by side the last half of the feature. Bob Daugherty and Smith topped the heat races.
The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main saw Billy Parsons power his way into the lead from his 4th starting position and set the pace for the opening two laps but he went pit side on lap three as Jason St. John inherited the point as the race stayed green. St John held the lead for the next two laps which were interrupted by a red flag. A couple of cars got together in turn two and that would send points leader Corey Staley end over end and clearing the tires on the back stretch, almost at the same spot the Malcuit ended up. Other than some bruises and bumps, Staley was ok. On the restart and driving the brand new Ugly Duck, Lochevale Farms and Brad’s Auto Body #83, James grabbed the lead and then kept St. John at bay to win his first win of the season. Dustin Bedlion started on the pole, dropped back to 7th at one time, recovered to finish third ahead of Matt Miller and Michael Stewart. Winning the heat races were Miller, St. John and Parsons.
Both the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks were racing the second of their ‘Summer Series’ points along with regular points and all the drivers were racing for the Contingency Connection ‘Racer Rewards’ prizes.
Fourteen Vintage American Race Cars were on hand for display and they also performed on the track as John Lawhorn won their heat race with Chuck Harshman winning the feature over Jim McDermott and Lawhorn.
Next Saturday night, the Kar Connection Super Late Models will highlight the evening with the third annual ‘Don Gross Memorial’ paying $4,000 to win. There will also be the ‘Hans Gross Dash’ that will be a seven lap dash for seven cars paying the winner $700. The Fisher Performance Sprints return and the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks also in action.
For the latest news about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com
KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Nathan Loney, Jim Nicely, Cody Scott, Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Ryan Eddleblute, Jeremy White
Heat 2 Larry Bellman, Matt Lux, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Brett Bee, Jason Skelly, Austin Goon
Feature Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Matt Lux, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, JR Gentry, Nathan Loney, Ryan Eddleblute, Blaine Aber, Brett Bee, Austin Goon, Jim Nicely, Jason Skelly, Brad Malcuit, Charlie Duncan, Jeremy White
LOWES SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Matt Schroyer, Dustin Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Tod Bevilacqua, Jamie Gibbs, Eric Eicholtz, Paul McVicker
Heat 2 Bubba Smith, Tyler Nicely, Brandon Craver, T A Perrine, Tom Hudson, Don Rutt, Ryan Tope, Jordan James dns, Gary McGregor dns
Feature Matt Schroyer, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Bubba Smith, Brandon Craver, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Paul McVicker, Jamie Gibbs, T A Perrine, Tod Bevilacqua, Ryan Tope, Dustin Daugherty, Bob Daugherty, Tom Hudson, Eric Eicholtz, Jordan James, Don Rutt dns, Gary McGregor dns
WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Matt Miller, Brianna Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Jeff Slykhuis, Jess Hensel, Chip Patterson, Jessica James, Buzz Bender
Heat 2 Jason St. John, Doug Hensel, Michael Stewart, Lance Smith, Corey Staley, Wes Staley, Taylor Mazzoleni, Randy Gibson
Heat 3 Billy Parsons, Dustin Bedlion, Jordan James, Justin Cranmore, Jimmy Burns, Wayne Newberry, Kyle Petit
Feature Jordan James, Jason St.John, Dustin Bedlion, Matt Miller, Michael Stewart, Jeff Slykhuis, Taylor Mazzoleni, Buzz Bender, Kyle Petit, Jess Hensel, Wayne Newberry, Jimmy Burns, Wes Staley, Justin Cranmore, Stephen Crowe, Brianna Hensel, Doug Hensel, Corey Staley, Billy Parsons, Jessica James, Chip Patterson, Lance Smith, Randy Gibson dns
VINTAGE AMERICAN RACE CAR
Heat winner John Lawhorn
Feature Chuck Harshman, Jim McDermott, John Lawhorn, Sef DeChristopher
GENTRY GENERATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY WIN; PALKER & DAUGHERTY TACK ON WINS; BRIANNA HENSEL WINS 1ST EVER FEATURE
Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Mike Swanger
With a number of NAPA employees in the stands for the evenings races along with another good crowd on a beautiful night for racing, they would see some great action and some history made at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’. The Kar Connection Super Late Models would be competing in the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series and after getting rained out at ARP the night before, they were ready to go hammer down. Doug Drown and Jerry Aber would lead the field to the green flag with Drown jumping into the lead. Matt Irey would grab second but Charlie Duncan, Larry Bellman, 2 time series winner and current points leader Ryan Markham, Cody Scott and JR Gentry were all bunched together and on lap four some contact was made that sent Irey sliding into the infield and he did not return to the action. On the restart, Drown once again put some distance between he and the rest of the field as Duncan claimed second with Markham, Scott and Gentry in a three way battle for third. Gentry would leapfrog over Markham and Scott for third on lap 11 and then on a restart following a caution on lap 13 would put the pressure on Duncan for second. The next two laps would see those two drivers flip flop second place as Drown had about a ten car length lead as Markham and Scott raced for 4th. With nine circuits to go, Gentry cleared Duncan for good and started to reel in Drown. Driving the El Campesino Restaurant, McDonald’s and Accu Force #14, Gentry of Wooster, would take the top spot away from Drown coming out of turn four on lap 21, bringing the crowd to it’s feet. As Gentry took the lead, Scott would be passing Markham and Duncan for third. As the checkered flag waved, Gentry would win his first of the year at NAPA WCS and his second win in the ARP/WCS Series in four years. Drown, Scott, Duncan and Markham followed. Heat winners were Scott and Drown.
Jordan Ryan grabbed the lead at the start of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature and lead the way for the first three laps when West Salem’s Andrew Palker took over. Ryan and Brad Haudenschild would duel early on for second as Shawn Hubler, Chris Myers and Danny Mumaw would be in a tight race for fourth. They would go three wide coming out of turn two on lap 7 and some contact was made that saw Mumaw’s ride getting a flat tire that sent him to the pits for a new tire and return. Driving the El Campensino Restaurant and King Inspection #57x, Palker would not be challenged and pulled into the Summit Racing Victory Circle for the second time this season. As Ryan and Haudenschild continued their battle for second, 10th starting Sean Zemunik joined in and with five circuits left, took third from Haudenschild. As they crossed the finish line behind Palker, Ryan held off Zemunik as Haudenschild took fourth and Mumaw recovered to fill out the top five as he powered past Myers and Hubler at the same time going into turn three on lap 23. Ryan and Mumaw claimed the heat wins
Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty hustled into the lead on the opening lap from his fourth starting position and the only thing that slowed him down was a multitude of cautions in the Lowes Super Stock feature. Piloting the Char’s Cars, Gionino’s Pizzeria and Hursh Engines #21d, Daugherty notched his fifth win of the season. The back half of the top five would change each lap as Dustin Daugherty would finish second although T A Perrine would slide into second in the middle part of the race before dropping out with mechanical woes. Brandon Craver would finish third with Tyler Nicely and Tod Bevilacqua rounded out the top five as Paul Holmes and Bob Daugherty won the heat races.
In the early years of NAPA WCS, there were many ‘Powder Puff’ races for the women, but until last night, no women had ever won a regular feature according to track historians. Sixteen year old Brianna Hensel of Apple Creek took the lead on the last lap of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature and win her 1st feature and make history. On a last lap restart, driving the JoyRide Transportation and DJ Directional Service #28 that is usually driven by Brad Hensel, Brianna, who started 14th with some cars not starting in front of her, powered past Stephen Crowe for the win. Hensel kept slowly working her way through the field as Michael Stewart led the first two laps before Crowe took over for the first of his two times in the lead as Wes Staley took the lead at the halfway mark and led the next four laps until his motor expired giving the lead back to Crowe and setting up Brianna’s last lap pass for the win. Dustin Bedlion would claim third as Corey Staley and Jeff Slykhuis followed. Roger Olar, Bedlion and Jordan James posted the heat wins.
All the racers were racing for nightly and yearly ‘Racer Rewards’ from the Contingency Connection program on Saturday night.
Next Saturday night, July 15th will have the winner of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature earning a spot in the following week’s Buckeye Late Model Dirtweek and the ‘Don Gross Memorial’ that will be a $4,000 to win feature. Also next Saturday will be the second night of the ‘Summer Series’ for both the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. The Vintage American Race Cars will be on hand also. Gates will open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm. For more info, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, July 8, 2017
KAR Connection Super Late Models
Heat 1 Cody Scott, JR Gentry, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Jim Nicely, Allen Baker, Ben Mott, Nate Potts, Ryan Eddleblute, Shane Campbell
Heat 2 Doug Drown, Jerry Aber, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Jim Gingery, Brett Bee, Al Farriss, Blaine Aber, Austin Goon, Randy Davis
Feature JR Gentry, Doug Drown, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Ben Mott, Jim Gingery, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts, Larry Bellman, Al Farriss, Austin Goon, Jerry Aber, Ryan Eddleblute, Matt Irey, Allan Baker, Shane Campbell, Blaine Aber dns, Randy Davis dns
Fisher Performance Sprints
Heat 1 Jordan Ryan, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Steve Butler, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Nick Patterson#33, Bill Ault
Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Nick Patterson#23, Brad Haudenschild, Sean Zemunik, Jamie Myers, Clay Riney, Chase Baker, Mitch Harble
Feature Andrew Palker, Jordan Ryan, Sean Zemunik, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Shawn Hubler, Jamie Myers, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Steve Butler, Chase Baker, Kris Davis, Nick Patterson#33, Bill Ault, Nick Patterson#23, Troy Kingan, Mitch Harble
Lowes Super Stocks
Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Brandon Craver, Paul McVicker, Darren Dawson, Jamie Gibbs, Steve Ott, Chris Albright
Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, T A Perrine, Dustin Daugherty, Tod Bevilacqua, Don Rutt, Gary Hensel Jr.
Feature Bob Daugherty, Dustin Daugherty, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilacqua, Jamie Gibbs, Don Rutt, Darren Dawson, Paul McVicker, Gary Hensel Jr. Chris Albright, Jordan James, T A Perrine, Paul Holmes, Steve Ott
WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks
Heat 1 Roger Olar, Stephen Crowe, Corey Staley, Wes Staley, Jeff Slykhuis, Dustin Smith, Jeffrey Slykhuis, Sean Rush
Heat 2 Dustin Bedlion, Doug Hensel, Lance Smith, Randy Gibson, Kyle Petit, Brianna Hensel, Clayton Evans, Jimmy Burns
Heat 3 Jordan James, Michael Stewart, Brent Boreman, Colin Slykhuis, Mitch Reichard, Taylor Mazzoleni, Buzz Bender, Rod Daugherty
Feature Brianna Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Dustin Bedlion, Corey Staley, Jeff Slykhuis, Doug Hensel, Brent Boreman, Colin Slykhuis, Lance Smith, Buzz Bender, Jimmy Burns, Clayton Evans, Mitch Reichard, Wes Staley, Randy Gibson, Michael Stewart, Kyle Petit, Roger Olar, Taylor Mazzoleni, Jordan James dns, Dustin Smith dns, Jeffrey Slykhuis dns, Sean Rush dns, Rod Daugherty dns