June 10th 2017 Results

DUNCAN SNARES OSCS WIN; IREY SURVIVES FOR 1st NAPA WAYNE COUNTY WIN; HOLMES AND B. HENSEL POST 2ND WINS
Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Mike Swanger
The Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) pulled into NAPA Wayne County Speedway for the 1st time this season on Fisher Performance night as dash winner Jordan Ryan and Danny Smith would lead the field to the green flag and Smith, the current points leader for the OSCS, would take the lead out of turn two on the opening lap. Lockbourne’s Cole Duncan would motor past Ryan on lap three for second and then Ryan and Sean Zemunik would battle back and forth for third until lap 14 when Zemunik pulled into the infield. The race’s first caution flag would wave on the next circuit for Clay Riney, who spun in turn one with a flat tire, that would be changed and he would continue. On the restart, Duncan, last season’s OSCS champion, began to hound Smith for the lead and on lap 20 would dive low in turn three and slide up in front of Smith coming out of turn four for the top spot. The caution would fly again on the next lap for Danny Mumaw who smacked the turn four guardrail. That would set up a four lap dash to the checkered flag but Duncan would pull away aboard the family owned #22 as Smith held on to second. Ryan held off a late challenge from Cale Conley for third as Brad Haudenschild, who started 11th, made a last lap pass on Mike Terry Jr. for fifth. Heat winners were Smith, Duncan and Ryan Myers while Andrew Palker topped the last chance race.
It was an action packed 25 lap feature for the Kar Connection Super Late Models as Charlie Duncan claimed the front spot at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting position with pole sitter Matt Irey into second. Doug Drown would pull into third on lap two and points leader Ryan Markham would take fourth from Larry Bellman on lap nine. A caution on lap 11 for a spun Andrew Myers would see Duncan exit the track with mechanical issues and Drown to the pits to change a flat tire. Ashland’s Irey would inherit the lead with Markham in second followed by Bellman and Cody Scott. It took Drown five circuits to get back to third place and then another caution on lap 17 and on the ensuing restart, TROUBLE appeared in capital letters. Heavy contact between Irey, Markham and Drown going into turn one and it would continue into turn two when Markham flipped over Drown’s car and ended up on his top. Drown’s night was finished while Markham was put back on all fours and went to the pits to check things out and would return as Bellman also went to the pits with a flat tire. Irey’s Dzugan Real Estate, Rod Eddleblute’s Garage and Mid Ohio Graphics #36 received a lot of damage but held onto the lead. As racing resumed, it was Irey, Scott, Jim Nicely, Blaine Aber, and Markham and Bellman who were the last still on the lead lap. Irey would pull away in the final 8 laps for his 1st ever NAPA WCS win as Nicely slipped past Scott with four to go but his power plant began to sputter right after that and he would drop out of the top five. Markham, the points leader, would pick his way back through the field and passed Scott on the last lap for second as Bellman and Blaine Aber filled out the top five. Markham and Drown scored the heat wins.
The Lowes Super Stocks feature had it’s twist and turns also as T A Perrine took his pole position starting spot and built up a straight away lead in the first nine laps of the race when the caution flag waved for the first time and negating Perrine’s big lead. Bob Daugherty and Canton’s Paul Holmes would be on Perrine’s rear bumper as the green flag reappeared. Perrine held serve for the next two laps as Daugherty out dueled Holmes for second and swiped the lead away from Perrine on lap 12 as Holmes followed suit on Perrine on the next circuit. Holmes and his Don Rutt Builders and Medina Mountain Motors #68 would power past Daugherty on the next lap. Jordan James, Tyler Nicely and Gary Hensel Jr. were in a tussle for fourth place all this while. Action would be slowed on lap 17 when Nicely’s ride broke and came to a stop and during that time both Daugherty and Hensel Jr. pulled off with mechanical woes. Before another lap could be recorded, contact going down the backstretch between some cars would see Frank Oriti slide up into the turn three wall and Jon Preston making contact with Oriti’s car ending both of their chances of a top five finish. As the checkered flag waved, Holmes would win for the second time this season as Perrine finished second followed by James, Chris Albright and Tom Hudson. Pocketing the heat wins were Daugherty and Holmes.
It took two tries to get the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature underway but after that it was non stop as Smithville’s Brad Hensel would take the lead away from Michael Stewart on lap three and then park the DJ Directional Services and JoyRide Transportation #28h in the Summit Racing victory lane for the second time this season. Stewart would go the last 10 laps looking at the back of Hensel’s car while fending off points leader Corey Staley’s advances. Jeff Slykhuis and Taylor Mazzoleni finished fourth and fifth as both posted their first top fives of the year. Stewart, Jason Henderson and Brad Hensel topped the heat races.
All drivers were once again competing for the Contingency Connection’s Racer Rewards for the night and season long awards.
The next action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will come on Monday, June 19th with Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Speed Week show and the Duffy Smith Memorial paying $5,000 to win. The Lowes Super Stock will be racing for $1,000 to win as they compete in the 1st Danny Gardner Memorial race. This will be a non points race for the Lowes Super Stock although all that race will receive show points. For more info about the track and the schedule, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, June 10, 2017
OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Danny Smith, Sean Semunik, Nick Patterson #23, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Troy Kingan, Bill Ault, Bryan Nuckles, Clay Riney
Heat 2 Cole Duncan, Cale Conley, Mike Terry, Brad Haudenschild, Mark Imler, Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Dylan Kingan
Heat 3 Ryan Myers, Jordan Ryan, Tyler Dunn, Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Nate Reeser, Nick Patterson#33, Steve Butler
Dash Jordan Ryan, Danny Smith, Cole Duncan, Cale Conley, Sean Zemunik, Ryan Myers
B Main Andrew Palker, Clay Riney, Nate Reeser, Troy Kingan, Dean Jacobs, Steve Butler, Bill Ault, Nick Patterson#33, Bryan Nuckles, Dylan Kingan
Feature Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Jordan Ryan, Cale Conley, Brad Haudenschild, Mike Terry, Nick Patterson#23, Jason Dolick, Dean Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Mitch Harble, Andrew Palker, Clay Riney, Ryan Myers, Mark Imler, Russ Sansosti, Nate Reeser, Danny Mumaw, Troy Kingan, Sean Zemunik
KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber, Brett Bee, Rob Metz, Andrew Myers, Bob Fry dns
Heat 2 Doug Drown, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Charlie Duncan, J R Gentry, Blaine Aber, Randy Davis
Feature Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Rob Metz, Jim Nicely, Brett Bee, Doug Drown, Andrew Myers, Charlie Duncan, Bob Fry, J R Gentry

LOWES SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, T A Perrine, Chris Albright, Tom Hudson, Don Rutt, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Dormaier, Cliff Staley
Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Frank Oriti, Jon Preston, Tod Bevilacqua, Steve Ott, Jamie Gibbs, Ryan Tope
Feature Paul Holmes, T A Perrine, Jordan James, Chris Albright, Tom Hudson, Don Rutt, Jamie Gibbs, Frank Oriti, Jon Preston, Bob Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Gary Hensel Jr., Ryan Tope, Tod Bevilacqua, Steve Ott, Cliff Staley, Brandon Dormaier dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Michael Stewart, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Corey Staley, Mitch Reichard, Dustin Smith, Brianna Hensel, Sean Rush
Heat 2 Jason Henderson, Wayne Newberry, Jeff Slykhuis, Dustin Bedlion, Randy Gibson, Jessica Hensel, Roger Rush, Jeffrey Slykhuis
Heat 3 Brad Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Lance Smith, Jim Burns, Buzz Bender, Clayton Evans, Justin Cranmore, Wes Staley dns
Feature Brad Hensel, Michael Stewart, Corey Staley, Jeff Slykhuis, Taylor Mazzoleni, Mitch Reichard, Lance Smith, Buzz Bender, Jason Henderson, Randy Gibson, Jessica Hensel, Dustin Bedlion, Dustin Smith, Clayton Evans, Wayne Newberry, Doug Hensel, Jim Burns, Brianna Hensel dns, Roger Rush dns, Justin Cranmore dns, Sean Rush dns, Wes Staley dns, Jeffrey Slykhuis dns, Stephen Crowe dns
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June 3rd 2017 Results

38k 2016

ACTION PACKED FEATURE WINS AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY GO TO B. HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, DAUGHERTY & D. HENSEL

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, June 3, 2017

By Mike Swanger

  As the calendar turns over to June, the action and intensity of the race season really starts to pick up at NAPA Wayne County Speedway with some wild action in the features on City Service Company night. Along with the purse and points up for grabs, all the drivers are running for reward bonus’ from the Contingency Connection program that total nearly $100,000 for the season.

  The start of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature would have Jordan Ryan claiming the lead for the first four circuits before giving way to Holmesville’s Brad Haudenschild. As Haudenschild began to pull away, Ryan Broughton would challenge Ryan for second as Andrew Palker would pull up to their bumpers to make it a three way battle for second. Fans also was watching Danny Mumaw coming from his 20th starting position to work his way to 7th but his run would get cut short as he got mixed up with a lapped car at the 1/2 way mark and would drop out. On the restart, Haudenschild and the Kempthorn Auto, Fire & Ice Pub, and Ballistic Designs #38k would would drive away as Broughton, Ryan and Palker would resume their battle back and forth for second until lap 20. Broughton would slow on the backstretch with mechanical issues to bring out the caution flag and during that time, Ryan would go pit side with issues.  That would give Palker five laps to work on Haudenschild for the win, but B. Haud would have nothing to do with the challenge as he drove away for his 1st win in over a year. Tyler Dunn would get a season best third while the Harble brothers, Jordan and Mitch would fill out the top five. Australia’s Sean Zemunik, B. Haudenschild and Palker topped the heat races.

  The first ten laps of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature would see J R Gentry blast out to a straight away lead from his outside front row starting spot. A caution flag would wipe out that big lead and Gentry would find himself in a battle to hang on to the lead as Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Cody Scott and Charlie Duncan all were in pursuit. Gentry kept the point as Markham and Drown would exchange second place on laps 16, 17 and Drown secured second on lap 18. Doing a power slide in turns one and two, Drown wrestled the lead away from Gentry on lap 20 as Duncan was fending off Jim Nicely and Larry Bellman for fifth as Scott continued holding fourth. A caution on lap 22 would once again bunch the field together and as the green waved again, Drown would give himself a couple of car lengths breathing room as Markham and Gentry dueled for second. With the white flag waving, Drown bounced off the guardrail in turn two which punctured the right rear tire, slowing him up as Markham and Gentry drove by. Markham of Ashland,and his H & T Demolition, Page Excavating, and Harriger Towing #5m would edge out Gentry at the finish. Scott would take home a third while Nicely moved past Duncan and Bellman during the last three circuits to record a 4th place finish ahead of those two drivers. Drown, who limped back to finish 7th, and Gentry won the heat races.

  Before one lap of the Lowes Super Stock feature could be recorded, the first three cars in the starting line up had problems as Jordan James, Chris Albright and Todd Sherwin had vacated their starting positions although Albright would come back for a fifth place finish. Frank Oriti would set the pace for the opening two laps then dropped back to fourth when he let his car spin in turn four with Don Rutt making contact with Oriti, sending both to the pits. Originally starting 8th, Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty would take the point on lap two. The Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Hursh Engines #21d of Daugherty would hold off Gary Hensel Jr.’s challenges in between caution flags to chalk up his fourth win of the season. Tyler Nicely started 11th and finished a season best third while Tod Bevilacqua grabbed fourth in front of Albright. James and Daugherty pocketed the heat wins.

   The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main would have almost half of the starting field in the pits before the checkered flag flew. Gary Hensel Jr. set the pace for the opening two laps when the caution flag flew. On the restart, a lot of contact at the flagstand caused a major wreck that would eliminate Hensel Jr., Brent Boreman, Lance Smith and Jeff Slykhuis from the race. As the race went back to green, Wooster’s Doug Hensel and his #18 would take control and keep Corey Staley at bay the rest of the way to find his way to the Summit Racing victory circle. Mitch Reichard climbed his up to a third place finish with Jason Henderson recording a season best 4th as Dustin Smith rounded out the top five. Heat winners were Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel and Gary Hensel Jr.

Next Saturday, June 10th will see a full racing program with the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) highlighting the night as the Kar Connection Super Late Models, Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks all in action with race time at 7 p m. Erin Stoll will be giving a concert from 3:15 to 6 pm before the racing starts.

For more info on the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, June 3, 2017

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat   1   Sean Zemunik, Jordan Ryan, Steve Butler, Jordan Harble, Jac Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick

Heat   2   Brad Haudenschild, Ryan Broughton, Troy Kingan, Russ Sansosti, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan, Danny Mumaw

Heat   3   Andrew Palker, Nick Patterson#23, Tyler Dunn, Clay Riney, Bill Ault, Nick Patterson#33, Bret Barbone

Feature   Brad Haudenschild, Andrew Palker, Tyler Dunn, Jordan Harble, Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick, Steve Butler, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson#23, Russ Sansosti, Bill Ault, Nick Patterson#33, Ryan Broughton, Jordan Ryan, Sean Zemunik, Danny Mumaw, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan, Bret Barbone, Jac Haudenschild dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat   1   Doug Drown, Charlie Duncan, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Nate Potts, Randy Davis, Bob Fry, Brad Malcuit  dns

Heat   2   JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, DJ Miller, Jim Nicely, Al Farris, Brett Bee

Feature   Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Cody Scott, Jim Nicely, Charlie Duncan, Larry Bellman, Doug Drown, Blaine Aber, Brett Bee, Randy Davis, DJ Miller, Bob Fry, Nate Potts, Al Farris, Brad Malcuit dns

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat   1   Jordan James, Don Rutt, Todd Sherwin, Tod Bevilacqua, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley dns

Heat   2   Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Frank Oriti, Chris Albright, Jamie Gibbs, Ron Richter, T A Perrine

Feature   Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilacqua, Chris Albright, Jamie Gibbs, Cliff Staley, Paul Holmes, Don Rutt, Frank Oriti, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Ron Richter, T A Perrine dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat   1   Stephen Crowe, Dustin Smith, Colin Slykhuis, Jason Henderson, Wes Staley, Kyle Petit, Jimmy Burns, Clayton Evans, Dave Ledford

Heat   2   Doug Hensel, Brad Hensel, Jeff Slykhuis, Mitch Reichard, Brent Boreman, Dustin Bedlion, #98b, Jessica James, Jess Hensel

Heat   3   Gary Hensel Jr., Roger Olar, Corey Staley, Randy Gibson, Roger Rush, Taylor Mazzoleni, Lance Smith, Gary Lewis

Feature   Doug Hensel, Corey Staley, Mitch Reichard, Jason Henderson, Dustin Smith, #98b, Kyle Petit, Dustin Bedlion, Roger Rush, Jess Hensel, Colin Slykhuis, Randy Gibson, Roger Olar, Wes Staley, Brent Boreman, Lance Smith, Gary Hensel Jr., Jeff Slykhuis, Jimmy Burns, Jessica James, Stephen Crowe, Brad Hensel, Clayton Evans, Taylor Mazzoleni dns, Gary Lewis dns, Dave Ledford dns

 

May 27th 2017 Results

brandon shepard

BRANDON SHEPPARD GRABS WoO WIN #4 AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; MORAN CHARGES FROM 19TH TO FINISH 2nd; DAUGHERTY CLAIMS 3rd SUPER STOCK WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 27, 2017

By Kayla May & Mike Swanger

During the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series event at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, on White’s Ford night, a fan in attendance decided to support the Series further than the purchase of his ticket. Joe Seins, from JD Empire Trucking, posted an extra $2,500 towards the to-win amount of an already $10,000 prize. Series powerhouse, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Illinois, was the winner of the evening as he found his way to Victory Lane for the 1st time since the beginning of the month. “We’ve had a good car every time we hit the track, we’ve just haven’t had things go our way and that’s why it’s called racing and not winning” said Sheppard. We couldn’t do this without all of our help and all of our sponsors”. Sheppard started sixth in the 50 lap feature and found his way past five cars to claim the lead on lap 21, further proving that no matter what number the Rocket 1 driver pulls in the redraw, he can still find his way to the front.

Yet the most impressive hard charger of the evening was Devin Moran, who started 19th in the feature and found his way to Sheppard’s bumper by lap 34. With several cautions throughout the race, Moran was hoping to pass the #1 during the restarts but Sheppard was able to significantly pull away from the field every time.

“Just to start back that far and be able to come up to second just shows how good the race track was to race on,” said Moran. ” I really thought we had a shot to win this thing once we got to second but Brandon and them guys were really good and I used up my tires a little to much. Starting 19th and running second, it was a good night. I can’t complain.”

Moran and his crew worked diligently throughout the day in order to land on the podium for the second night in a row. Unlike the previous night at Atomic Speedway, the stars did not align quite as nice for Moran as he had some mechanical issues during his heat race which would place him 8th in the Last Chance Showdown. Between the heat and the Showdown, the Tye Twarog/DMR team was able to dial in the Rocket XR1 #9 as Moran went on to pass seven cars to win the Showdown.

Shane Clanton also had his hands full getting ready for the feature after he lost the right side and nose of his car during the heat race. He and Brian Shirley were running door to door on the front straightaway towards the checker flag when the pair got together. Despite damages, Clanton’s momentum kept him going, ultimately putting him in the redraw. Luckily, for Clanton the damage was mostly cosmetic so it was all hands on deck for him and his crew to get ready for the big show.

Frank Heckenast Jr. and his crew chief Axle Wicker helped put the nose of their #99jr machine on the Capital Race Car of Clanton’s, who was trying to avoid using his back up car at all costs because it would ultimately cost him his redraw position which was sixth. The crews hard work paid off as Clanton went on to make a steady run during the feature where he stayed among the top five every lap and finished fifth.

Chris Madden rounded out the podium at NAPA Wayne County Speedway night after making a last lap pass around young gun, Tyler Erb. Madden also set a new track record of 16.580 seconds.

Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty would take the lead from Jordan James on lap 4 of the Lowes Super Stock feature and then hold off Kyle Moore and Paul Holmes to notch his third win of the season. Moore would challenge the Char’s Cars, Hursh Racing Engines and McKenzie Concrete #21d of Daugherty in the middle part of the race but after banging off the guardrail in both corners, Moore would give up second to Holmes, who could not close in close enough to challenge Daugherty for the win. Tyler Nicely passed James with 3 circuits to go for fourth. Holmes and Moore posted the heat wins.

Racing continues at NAPA Wayne County Speedway next Saturday night, June 3rd with a regular program of Fisher Performance Sprints, Kar Connection Super Late Models, Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks.

WORLD of OUTLAW CRAFTSMAN LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier  Chris Madden  16.580 seconds  New Track Record

Heat   1   Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Tyler Erb, Doug Drown, Joey Coulter, Morgan Bagley, Brian Shirley, Mike Bores, Ben Mott, Thomas Baker, Brad Malcuit dns

Heat   2   Brandon Sheppard, Chub Frank, Frank Heckenast Jr., Michael Lake, Matt Lux, Matt Irey, Cody Scott, Brian Baumberger, Devin Moran, Eric Wells

Heat   3   Russ King, Dave Hess Jr., Rick Eckert, Jared Miley, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Rob Anderzack, Donald Bradsher, Larry Bellman, Jim Nicely

Showdown   Devin Moran, Cody Scott, Eric Wells, Ben Mott, Mike Bores, Brian Baumberger, Larry Bellman, Rob Anderzack, Jim Nicely, Thomas Baker, Brian Shirley, Donald Bradsher, Brad Malcuit dns

Buckeye 50 Feature    Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Chris Madden, Tyler Erb, Shane Clanton, Eric Wells, Brian Shirley, Morgan Bagley, Michael Lake, Dave Hess Jr., Frank Heckenast Jr., Cody Scott, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Chub Frank, Jared Miley, Joey Coulter, Rick Eckert, Russ King, Ben Mott, Matt Lux, Matt Irey, Donald Bradsher

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat   1   Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Todd Bevilacqua, T A Perrine, Cliff Staley

Heat   2   Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, Chris Albright, Jamie Gibbs

Feature   Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Kyle Moore, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Todd Bevilacqua, Chris Albright, Jamie Gibbs, Cliff Staley, T A Perrine

May 13th 2017 Results

feature winner andrew palker 2017

HESS JR. & PALKER RETURN TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY IN WINNING FORM; DAUGHERTY IS 2 FOR 2; CROWE WINS 1ST EVER FEATURE
Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Mike Swanger
After 2 weeks of rain outs, everyone was ready for racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Pepsi night as the fans were treated to some great race action in all four divisions. The Kars Connection Super Late Models were the highlight class as they were competing in the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA WCS Late Model Series. Two time series champ Ryan Markham and last years NAPA WCS champion Brad Malcuit would bring the field to the green flag with Malcuit taking the top spot. Markham would hold second until lap 4 when Matt Lux took over and on the next circuit, 6th starting Dave Hess Jr. would take third from Markham as JR Gentry, Doug Drown and Charlie Duncan followed. After a lap 7 caution for a spun Al Farris, the intensity of the race picked up as Malcuit would continue to lead with Lux and Hess Jr. going back and forth for second, right on Malcuit’s rear bumper. Markham, Gentry, Drown and Duncan all were bunched together changing positions on each lap as they were right behind the three front runners. Weaving their way through the back markers Hess Jr. would take second and rode the back of Malcuit just past the 1/2 way mark with Drown and Gentry moving into the top five on lap 17. On lap 22, Malcuit would slip high in turn three and Hess Jr. jumped on Malcuit’s bobble to take the lead with Lux also getting by Malcuit. The next lap would see the race’s second and last caution when Andrew Myers spun right before turn three and Drown and Gentry would hit each other trying to avoid the spun car with Drown receiving a flat tire in the contact and ending his run. Hess Jr. would hold off Lux for the win in the final laps with Malcuit taking third and Gentry and Markham filling out the top five. For Hess Jr., it would be his 1st win at NAPA WCS since his World of Outlaw Late Model win back in May of 2013 as the Waterford Pa. driver and his Car Smile Wiper Blades, Hess’ Garage and Salvage and Car Go Auto Parts #44 was tuning up for the World of Outlaw Late Model show in two weeks. Hess Jr., Markham and Gentry claimed the heat race wins.
After running a couple of seasons on the Arctic Cat All Star tour, West Salem’s Andrew Palker returned to NAPA WCS, where he was the track champion in 2012 and 2013, and would go flag to flag for the win in the Fisher Performance Sprint feature. With four caution flags sprinkled in through the race, Palker would always get a good restart on those as the battle was on for second. Early on in the race, Max Stambaugh, Dean Jacobs and TJ Michael would be the contenders for second but Michael’s ride would slow on lap four as he would retire to the pits. That would put Brad Haudenschild and 8th starting Danny Mumaw into the top five. After a lap nine caution for a spun Shawn Hubler, Mumaw would find an extra gear as he zoomed past Haudenschild on the restart and drive by Stambaugh on the next lap for third and take second from Jacobs on lap 17. Ralph Engle would bring out the last caution on lap 20 as Mumaw would get a chance at Palker’s #57 on the restart but once again Palker would be quick on the drop of the green flag and pull away for the win. Jacobs would hold off Haudenschild for third the final five laps as Stambaugh rounded out the top five. Jacobs, Stambaugh, Jordan Harble and Palker topped the heat races as Tyler Dunn and Clay Riney captured the last chance races for the 33 car field.
Jordan James took the outside front row starting position and set the pace for the opening 18 laps of the Lowes Super Stock feature as early on Gary Hensel Jr. would race his teammate for the lead but on lap seven, 5th starting Bob Daugherty of Mansfield would take second as Paul Holmes came from 12th to take third on the next circuit. The next ten laps would see Daugherty and Holmes go back and forth for second as James stayed out front. Going low in turn three, Daugherty would pull a slide job on James coming out of turn four as the white flag waved to take the lead. At the same time, Holmes slipped in that corner and allowed Gary Hensel Jr. to move into third. James’ car sputtered on the last lap that enabled Hensel Jr. and Holmes to get by as they trailed the Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Met’s #21d of Daugherty across the finish line. Frank Oriti was fifth. James and Hensel Jr. won the heat races.
The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks started their season with Brad Hensel grabbing the opening lap lead from his 4th starting spot and set the pace for the first 8 circuits when his car sputtered and Jordan James would drive by but two laps later mechanical problems dropped James out of competition with Ashland’s Stephen Crowe taking the point with two laps to go. Crowe’s car had problems in the heat race and he had to start 19th in the feature and quietly worked his way through the field and park the Mid Ohio Steel Works, Hoffman Painting and Suburban RV #46 into the Summit Racing victory lane for the first time ever. Trailing Crowe across the finish line was John Doe, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley and Brad Hensel. James, Cory Staley and Katie Sams posted the heat wins.
It was also the first night of action for the drivers to compete for the year long Contingency Connection prizes.
Saturday, May 20th will see the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association roll into NAPA WCS along with the Kar Connection Super Late Models while the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will be racing the first of their ‘Summer Series’ races.
The World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series will be in action at Orrville’s Historic Oval on Saturday, May 27 with the Lowes Super Stocks. Pre race ticket sales of $25 are on sale on line by going to the World of Outlaw Late Model website or go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com and click on to the link that will take you to the World of Outlaw website. Tickets will be available next Saturday at the track.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, May 13, 2017
KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Dave Hess Jr., Mike Bores, Charlie Duncan, Rick Armstrong, Randy Davis, Brett Bee, Ashlee Todd, Jim Nicely dns
Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Matt Lux, Jim Gingery, Ben Mott, Terry McIntire, Ricky Holderbaum, Andrew Myers
Heat 3 JR Gentry, Matt Latta, Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Al Farriss, Blaine Aber
Feature Dave Hess Jr., Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Mike Bores, Matt Latta, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Rick Armstrong, Ben Mott, Jim Gingery, Blaine Aber, Brett Bee, Randy Davis, Doug Drown, Terry McIntire, Ashlee Todd, Andrew Myers, Al Farriss, Ricky Holderbaum, Jim Nicely dns
FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Ralph Engle Jr., Jamie Myers, TJ Michael, Tyler Dunn, Ryan Fredericks, Bill Ault, Bret Barbone, Gary Kriess
Heat 2 Max Stambaugh, Danny Mumaw, Nathan Skaggs, Russ Sansosti, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Kris Davis, Andy Fike
Heat 3 Jordan Harble, Jared Horstman, Troy Kingan, Steve Butler, Jeremy Duposki, Clay Riney, Eric Williams, Phil Gressman dns
Heat 4 Andrew Palker, Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Dave Dickson, Brian Benson, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick
L.C. #1 Tyler Dunn, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Ryan Fredericks, Kris Davis, Andy Fike, Gary Kriess, Bill Ault, Bret Barbone
L.C. #2 Clay Riney, Jason Dolick, Dave Dickson, Brian Benson, Jeremy Duposki, Eric Williams, Dylan Kingan, Phil Gressman dns
Feature Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Max Stambaugh, Nathan Skaggs, Jared Horstman, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler, Clay Riney, Russ Sansosti, Steve Butler, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Ralph Engle Jr., TJ Michael, Tyler Dunn
LOWES SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Jordan James, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Ryan Tope, Todd Bevilacqua dns
Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Bob Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Frank Oriti, T A Perrine, Paul Holmes, Don Rutt
Feature Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Frank Oriti, Tyler Nicely, T A Perrine, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Todd Sherwin, Todd Bevilacqua, Darren Dawson, Don Rutt dns, Todd Gallion dns, Ryan Tope dns
WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Jordan James, John Doe, Jess Hensel, Jim Burns, Dustin Bedlion, Richard Retton, Stephen Crowe, Taylor Mazzoleni, Wes Staley
Heat 2 Cory Staley, Brad Hensel, Dustin Smith, Brianna Hensel, Randy Gibson, Heather Bender, Doug Hensel, Roger Rush
Heat 3 Katie Sams, Lance Smith, Brent Boreman, Wayne Newbury, Brian Tomblin, Colin Slykhuis, Clayton Evans, Ken Steele
Feature Stephen Crowe, John Doe, Doug Hensel, Cory Staley, Brad Hensel, Randy Gibson, Dustin Smith, Brent Boreman, Lance Smith, Jimmy Burns, Brian Tomblin, Katie Sams, Doug Hensel, Heather Bender, Jess Hensel, Colin Slykhuis, Jordan James, Watne Newbury, Richard Retton, Taylor Mazzoleni dns, Roger Rush dns, Brianna Hensel dns, Clayton Evans dns, Wes Staley dns, Ken Steele dns