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
JOEY SALDANA EARNS 1st NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STAR VICTORY SINCE 1999; MID SEASON CROWNS GO TO DROWN, MOORE & B. HENSEL
Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger
Despite 18 years separating Joey Saldana from his last visit to NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the result remained the same; a victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The victory, his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2014, increased Saldana’s overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win count to 72, five of which at NAPA Wayne County Speedway which ties “The Brownsburg Bullet” with Sheldon Haudenschild for the most all time at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’. Lockbourne Ohio’s Cole Duncan charged from 7th to finish second followed by Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith and pole sitter Dean Jacobs.
“This just goes to show how important it is to be around a great team,” Joey Saldana explained in victory lane. “Sprint Car Racing is really tough, and it’s easy to get down on yourself. Tonight just goes to show that it’s not just you, it’s a whole team, and tonight I had a whole team. I raced with the All Stars for a long time. It was the feeding ground for the World of Outlaws. Racing with this series did a lot for me. Luckily for me I was lucky enough to take that next step and move forward.”
Before Saldana made his winning move on lap 16, it was all Dean Jacobs and Chad Kemenah at the front of the running order. Despite a number of cautions halting the action, one of which during the opening green resulting in a four car pile up, Jacobs and Kemenah battled relentlessly, racing side by side nearly all the way around the 3/8 mile oval. Jacobs led the first 6 circuits officially, ultimately losing the lead to Kemenah on lap 7, only to regain control again to officially lead laps 8 through 11. Kemenah drove back under Jacobs at the entrance of turn three to solidify himself back on top of the field on lap 12, only to be halted by red flag conditions on lap 13 and another caution on lap 16. By that point, Saldana had already worked his way into second, now setting his sights on the 5 time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion. When green flag action returned, Saldana chased Kemenah into turns one and two, ultimately setting up a drag race through turn three where Saldana would drive under Kemenah’s ride. From that point forward, “The Brownsburg Bullet” was the show and despite one more caution pausing his momentum, Saldana would pull ahead to win by 3.3 seconds. “It feels really good to be back here, and to be tied with Sheldon Haudenschild is pretty cool,” Saldana said. “He’s the next best thing in sprint car racing. He has a lot of talent.”
All other class’ were battling for Mid Season championships and for the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature, J R Gentry would blast into the lead from his pole starting position and set the pace for the opening 8 laps when he suffered a flat tire, sending him to the pits for a new one and putting him on the tail. Wooster’s Doug Drown would inherit the lead from his 5th starting slot. Despite a couple of cautions sprinkled throughout the rest of the feature, Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and ABR Farms #240 would pull away for his second win of the season. The battle for the rest of the top five saw two, 2 car battles going on as Ryan Markham and Jim Nicely consistently went back and forth for second the last half of the race. With the white flag out, Nicely lead Markham into turn one after some contact, Nicely spun but Markham was charged with the caution for making Nicely spin. Nicely got his spot back and would finish as the runner up. Larry Bellman and Ben Mott had their own race going for 4th with Allan Baker right behind. Bellman and Mott would slip out of the top five as Gentry worked his way back to third and Baker would power past with four laps to go to secure fourth. Al Farriss would motor past both Bellman and Mott with three laps to go to claim 5th. Heat winners were Bellman and Gentry.
Jordan James would lead the opening lap of the Lowes Super Stock feature and then it was all Kyle Moore. The early part of the race was marred by several caution but the last six laps went clean as the Arnold Motorsports, Moore Motors and Tye Twarog racing #11 would hold off the challenges of fellow Mansfielder, Bob Daugherty, as Moore posted his 1st NAPA Wayne County Speedway win. James would finish third with Gary Hensel Jr. taking 4th and Brandon Craver claiming 5th in his first night out. Moore and Hensel Jr. posted the heat wins.
Starting ninth, Smithville’s Brad Hensel quickly moved up to the point in less than four laps of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main and park the JoyRide Transportation and DJ Directional Services #28 in the Summit Racing victory circle for the third time this season. Corey Staley started 21st and picked his way through the pack and grabbed second with three lap to go to finish second while Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion and Colin Slykhuis filled out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Justin Cranmore, Brad Hensel and Wes Staley.
Racer’s were once again chasing after awards and prizes thanks to the Contingency Connections Racer Rewards program.
Action continues next Saturday night, July 8th with the second week end of the Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series while the Fisher Performance Sprints will race for their Mid Season championship. The Lowes Super Stocks and the WKQT 104.5 Mini Stocks will also be on the racing card.
Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info on the track.
ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS & OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier Cole Duncan 14.621 seconds
Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Joey Saldana, Ryan Smith, Andrew Palker, Jordan Harble, Mitch Harble, Dan Kuriger, Brandon Matus, Nate Reeser, Tyler Dunn
Heat 2 Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Trevor Baker, Ryan Myers, Tyler Esh, Brent Matus, Josh Davis, Clay Riney, Kris Davis
Heat 3 Max Stambaugh, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs, Sean Zemunik, Caleb Helms, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Jordan Mackison, John Garvin
Heat 4 Danny Mumaw, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Nick Patterson, Hunter Mackison, Dylan Kingan, Jarrett Gerber
Dash 1 Dean Jacobs, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Mumaw, Cole Duncan, Andrew Palker
Dash 2 Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Jordan Ryan, TJ Michael, Max Stambaugh
B-Main Mitch Harble, Dan Kuriger, Brandon Matus, Jordan Mackison, Tyler Dunn, John Garvin, Nick Patterson, Josh Davis, Hunter Mackison, Nate Reeser, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Brent Matus, Kris Davis, Jarrett Gerber, Brad Haudenschild, Dylan Kingan
Feature Joey Saldana, Cole Duncan, Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith, Dean Jacobs, Caleb Armstrong, Lee Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, Caleb Helms, Jordan Mackison, Sean Zemunik, Mitch Harble, Brandon Matus, Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Jordan Ryan, Andrew Palker, Ryan Myers, Danny Smith, Jordan Harble, Trevor Baker, Dan Kuriger
KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Larry Bellman, Allan Baker, Al Farriss, Ben Mott, Brett Bee, Randy Davis, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Thomas Baker
Heat 2 JR Gentry, Doug Drown, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, Nate Potts, Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Andrew Myers
Feature Doug Drown, Jim Nicely, JR Gentry, Allan Baker, Al Farriss, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Ben Mott, Brett Bee, Thomas Baker, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Nate Potts, Cody Scott, Andrew Myers, Randy Davis dns, Charlie Duncan dns
LOWES SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, TA Perrine, Tod Bevilacqua, Don Rutt, Todd Gallion, Jamie Gibbs, Steve Ott
Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Jon Preston, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Trae Schonauer, Ryan Tope
Feature Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Tod Bevilacqua, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Jon Preston, Steve Ott, Jamie Gibbs, Paul Holmes, Ryan Tope, TA Perrine, Todd Gallion, Don Rutt dns
WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Justin Cranmore, Dustin Bedlion, Randy Gibson, Brianna Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Jim Burns, Eugene Arkenburg, Zain Dick, Clayton Evans, Jessica James
Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Sean Rush, Colin Slykhuis, Brent Boreman, Jeff Slykhuis, Gary Lewis, Doug Hensel, Johnny Bruce Jr., Lance Smith
Heat 3 Wes Staley, Michael Stewart, Buzz Bender, Dustin Smith, Wayne Newberry, Johnny Bruce Sr., Corey Staley, Katie Sams, Keith Rush
Feature Brad Hensel, Corey Staley, Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion, Colin Slykhuis, Brent Boreman, Dustin Smith, Jessica James, Zain Dick, Clayton Evans, Buzz Bender, Brianna Hensel, Randy Gibson, Taylor Mazzoleni, Eugene Arkenburg, Wes Staley, Sean Rush, Jim Burns, Justin Cranmore, Wayne Newberry, Gary Lewis, Katie Sams, Johnny Bruce Sr. dns, Johnny Bruce Jr. dns, Jeff Slykhuis dns, Doug Hensel dns, Lance Smith dns, Keith Rush dns
DUNCAN SNARES OSCS WIN; IREY SURVIVES FOR 1st NAPA WAYNE COUNTY WIN; HOLMES AND B. HENSEL POST 2ND WINS
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
Wayne County Speedway | Orrville’s Historic Oval
ACTION PACKED FEATURE WINS AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY GO TO B. HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, DAUGHERTY & D. HENSEL
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