ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR SPRINTS & RETURN OF THE WoO LATE MODELS HEADLINE 2017 NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE; SUMMER SERIES BACK ALSO
For Immediate Release
By Mike Swanger
Although it is only the middle of January, Jason and Kristin Flory have put together the tentative schedule for NAPA Wayne County Speedway for the 2017 racing season. Orrville’s Historic Oval will open up on Saturday, April 22 with the first of four visits by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints with the Super Stocks starting their point season. The ASCoC will return on Monday, June 19th for the annual speedweek show and the Duffy Smith Memorial. The Super Stocks will be in action that night also for a $1,000 to win feature, which will be 27 laps in length in memory of Danny Gardner. The third trip into NAPA WCS for the Arctic Cat All Stars will be the Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3rd which will be a $10,000 to win feature with the Super Stocks being the support class. Tony Stewart’s travelling group will close out NAPA Wayne County Speedway this season on Saturday, October 7th with the Super Stocks once again on the racing card.
In their second year of business, the Ohio Sprint Car Series will make five trips to Napa Wayne County Speedway with each race paying the winner $2,500. Each night that the OSCS is in action at NAPA WCS, which will be Saturday May 6th, June 10th, July 1st and 29th and then on August 19th, it will be a full program of Super Late Models, Crate Late Models , Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The July 1st show will be Mid Season Championships for everyone except the Sprints, who will have their Mid Season championship on July 8th.
The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will make two trips to NAPA Wayne County Speedway as Saturday, May 20th and September 23rd (Blow Out Weekend) will be their race dates and will see a full program of racing.
For the first time since 2013, the World of Outlaw Late Models return to NAPA WCS for a $10.000 to win race on Saturday, May 27th. Dave Hess Jr. was the winner back in May 2013 while Darrell Lanigan picked up the win the year before. The Super Stocks will also race.
The 3rd annual Late Model Dirt Speedweek will roll in on Saturday, July 22nd for the Don Gross Memorial with all class’ in action.
The Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series will be back for it’s 4th season. The NAPA WCS dates will be May 13th, as that winner will earn a spot in the WoO Late Model race, then again on July 8th and the final date will be August 19th.
The Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will each have a ‘Summer Series’ again this season as May 20th, July 15th, August 5th and September 23rd (Blow Out Weekend) will be the dates. On those nights it will be increased purse plus a separate point fund for the ‘Summer Series’. The top three in points for the ‘Summer Series’ will get bonus money.
More race dates could be added on and watch the website, www.waynecountyspeedway.com, for the full schedule plus more news as the season grows closer.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 2016 BANQUET TICKETS ON SALE
For Immediate Release
By Mike Swanger
The Pines Golf Course will once again host the NAPA Wayne County Speedway’s annual banquet that will be held on Saturday, November 12th. The doors will open at 5 pm with dinner served at 6 pm and the award ceremony will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale for $25 per person until October 15th. After that date, tickets will be $30 per person until November 3rd. No tickets will be sold after November 4th or at the door.
Send a check or money order for the amount of tickets needed to: Wayne County Speedway, 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217 or call the track phone at 330-465-2365 for more information or check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com
The top ten drivers in the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks along with the top 5 drivers of the Kar Connection Rush Late Models will receive their awards at the banquet.
NAPA WCS BLOWOUT CHECKERS CLAIMED BY MUMAW, SCOTT, DAUGHERTY, DELLINGER & B. HENSEL; PERRINE & CLINE WIN NEW FEATURES ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Mike Swanger
The 4th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by Kar Connection closed out the racing season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway for 2016 with some wild action in all class’. The OVSCA rolled into Orrville’s Historic Oval for the third time this season and for the second time, Wooster’s Danny Mumaw captured the win. Driving the Finishline Auto Body, Crown Investment and the ABR Farms #16, Mumaw would take the pole position starting spot and lead every lap of the 25 lap event. The early portion of the feature was marred by several cautions and a red flag. Andre Layfield and Brad Haudenschild would tangle on the opening lap that sent both cars to the pits with Layfield unable to return while Haudenschild came back and finished seventh. Dennis Wagner would stop the action on lap four as he bounced off the turn four wall and rolled for the red flag as he was in second at the time. Mumaw would bolt out to a big lead on the restarts as Jordan Ryan took over second until lap 11 when Chris Myers slipped past and Jason Dolick would hound Ryan for third. Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler and 20th starting Clay Riney were charging hard for fifth. On lap 18, Hubler would try a power slide in turn three and got by Jamie Myers but made contact with Dolick, who spun. Hubler was charged with the caution and stopped his car on the frontstretch to protest and was disqualified when he got out of his car. At that point, the red flag came out for a fuel stop as the number of caution flag laps had run over the limit. The final six laps would go non stop as Mumaw, the Fisher Performance Sprint track champion for 2016, would pull away for his third win of the season as Chris Myers secured second place while Ryan held off Riney, Dolick and Jamie Myers for third as they finished in that order. Jamie Myers, Ryan and Layfield won the heat races. In the second heat race, Dennis Wagner and Joe McEwen made contact going down the backstretch that would send McEwen flipping into the turn three catch fencing. He would walk away ok.
For the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, it was the final night of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Series and with second place Matt Irey not showing, Ashland’s Ryan Markham would lock up his second Series title just by starting the feature. Shinnston WV’s Robbie Scott made a rare appearance to NAPA WCS and started on the pole and at the drop of the green flag took the lead as 4th starting Markham popped into second. Markham tried every line he could to overtake Scott but never could in the first half of the race. JR Gentry was working his way to the front and passed Larry Bellman on lap seven and closed in on the two leaders and would take second from Markham on lap 13. Two circuits later, Markham would slow and bring out the caution with a flat tire as he would return to finish 7th and the ARP/WCS crown in hand. The last ten laps would go nonstop as Scott and his Jenkins Ford, Brian Danials Racing and Slavic Designs #18 would pull away from Gentry for the win. 2016 Track Champion Brad Malcuit finished third as 13th starting Rick Bond, in his final race as he announced his retirement from racing, took fourth and also ended up second in the ARP/WCS Series. Larry Bellman was fifth. Heat winners were Markham, Gentry and Scott.
The Action Auto Body Super Stocks would be wrapping up their ‘Summer Series’ races with Tyler Thompson and Paul Holmes tied for the lead going into the last night and it was decided before the race started as Thompson was a no show for the night handing Holmes the crown. Todd Wentz would set the pace for the opening lap as Holmes would power into the lead on the next circuit as Wentz and Gary Hensel Jr. dueled for second as Bob Daugherty moved into fourth. On a restart following a caution on lap six, Daugherty slipped past Wentz and Hensel Jr. and reeled in Holmes. Using the extreme low groove, Daugherty and his Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Metz Machine Shop #21d was able to get alongside Holmes and squeeze into the lead on lap 12. A last lap caution would give Holmes one last chance at Daugherty but the Mansfield driver closed the door to post his third win of the season. Wentz and Hensel Jr. finished third and fourth as Brandon Craver filled out the top five. Wentz and Tim Coen topped the heat races.
Alan Dellinger of Hermitage Pa. would go flag to flag for his second win of the season in the Kar Connection Rush Late Model feature. Driving the Sarchione Chevrolet and BWR #8, Dellinger would be challenged early by Charlie Duncan but as the race wore on, Dellinger would slowly expand his lead lap after lap as Duncan would finish second. 2016 Track Champion Justin Chance also locked up the ‘Summer Series’ title with his third place run as Matt Aber and Greg Beach rounded out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Dellinger and Aber.
It was a great season for Smithville’s Brad Hensel as he would lead all the way in the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stock feature to grab his 7th win of the year, win the 2016 track championship and secure the ‘Summer Series’ crown. Jerry Adkins, Stephen Crowe and Gary Hensel Jr. battled back and forth for second through fourth before finishing in that order. Matt Miller finished out in fifth. Two red flags took place in the feature as Billy Parsons got bumped going down the back stretch and he would flip into the track exit lane on lap five and then on the restart of that red, a couple of cars got together at the flag stand that sent Colton Priebe barrel rolling down the front stretch. Both drivers walked away. Priebe and Parsons along with Brad Hensel won the heats
On Friday night, the NEW (Never Ever Won) races for drivers who had never won a feature before in any class or at any track were run and Wooster’s TA Perrine took the lead at the halfway mark from Tyler Nicely to win the Super Stock feature aboard the Diamond Stone Quarry, Huntley Trucking and Dave’s Hot Rod Shop #16. Barberton’s Matthew Cline grabbed the lead away from Mike Barr on lap three of the Mini Stock main and drove the BJP Racing and Ugly Duck Extreme Spor-B-Grille #21x to his first win ever.
During the red flag of the second heat of the sprints, as the track crew took time to fix the fence, the kids were allowed to go to the pits for Halloween in September trick or treat and then a costume contest took place with the top five getting cash prizes and several kids getting Jordan Ryan t shirts. There was also an apple bobbing contest during the evening.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 banquet that will be held on Saturday, November 12th at the Pines Golf Course. Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the banquet.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, September 24, 2016
OVSCA & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Jamie Myers, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Dave Dickson, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Patrick Coley
Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Dennis Wagner, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Randy Fink, Clay Riney, Joe McEwen
Heat 3 Andre Layfield, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Brandon Conkel, Brian Benson, Lou Scuderer dns
Feature Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Brad Haudenschild, Brandon Conkel, Dave Dickson, Randy Fink, Kris Davis, Tyler Dunn, Brian Benson, Patrick Coley, Dylan Kingan, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Dennis Wagner, Mitch Harble, Andre Layfield, Shawn Hubler dq’ed, Joe McEwen dns, Lou Scuderer dns
HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Brian Baumberger, Kirk Baker, Kyle Moore, Rick Bond, TJ Watson, Nick Cox
Heat 2 JR Gentry, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Wayne Maffett Jr., Al Farriss, Jason Skelly, Rex Frohnapfel
Heat 3 Robbie Scott, Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit, Allan Baker, Ashlee Todd, Andrew Myers
Feature Robbie Scott, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Wayne Maffett Jr., Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, TJ Watson, Kirk Baker, Al Farriss, Rex Frohnapfel, Ashlee Todd, Jason Skelly, Andrew Myers, Kyle Moore, Jerry Aber, Nick Cox, Allan Baker, Brian Baumberger
ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Todd Wentz, Bob Daugherty, Dustin Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Darren Dawson, TA Perrine, Don Rutt, Jason St. John, Robbie Scott, Ryan Leathers dns
Heat 2 Tim Coen, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Derek Lewton, Tod Bevilacqua, Cliff Staley, Tim Myers, Todd Gallion
Feature Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Todd Wentz, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Darren Dawson, Tim Coen, TA Perrine, Tod Bevilacqua, Tyler Nicely, Robbie Scott, Dustin Daugherty, Don Rutt, Jason St. John, Derek Lewton, Cliff Staley, Ryan Leathers dns, Todd Gallion dns, Tim Myers dns
KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Alan Dellinger, Josh Stoica, Justin Chance, Richard Frazier, Troy Frazier, Bob Fry
Heat 2 Matt Aber, Greg Beach, Jim Cochran, Charlie Duncan, Dave Airgood
Feature Alan Dellinger, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Greg Beach, Troy Frazier, Richard Frazier, Bob Fry, Josh Stoica, Jim Cochran, Dave Airgood dns
WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS
Heat 1 Colton Priebe, Matt Miller, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Ken Steele dns
Heat 2 Billy Parsons, Gary Hensel Jr., Jerry Adkins, Dakota Wells, Chris Priebe, Kendra St. John, Cliff Staley, Clayton Evans
Heat 3 Brad Hensel, Mike Barr, Cory Staley, Rod Daugherty, Zach Chaffin, Roger Rush Sr., Jim Burns, Brent Boreman, Jeremy Williamson
Feature Brad Hensel, Jerry Adkins, Stephen Crowe, Gary Hensel Jr., Matt Miller, Doug Hensel, Chris Priebe, Zach Chaffin, Mitch Reichard, Cliff Staley, Kendra St. John, Briana Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Jeremy Williamson, Dakota Wells, Jim Burns, Rod Daugherty, Colton Priebe, Mike Barr, Cory Staley, Roger Rush Sr., Billy Parsons, Brent Boreman, Clayton Evans dns, Ken Stele dns
NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE
TA Perrine, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Darren Dawson, Cliff Staley, Gary McGregor, Donnie Lehman, Kevin Sharier, Danny Jones, Don Rutt, Brian Simpson, Ryan Leathers, Chris Albright, Tod Bevilacqua, Travis Wilcox dns
NEW MINI STOCK FEATURE
Matthew Cline, Mike Barr, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, Cory Staley, Eugene Arkenburgh, Jess Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Kendra St. John, Briana Hensel, Nathan Rhoads, Dustin Bedlion, Jim Burns, Jeremy Williamson, Dakota Wells, Ken Steele, Colton Priebe, Wes Staley, Trae Schonauer, Clayton Evans, John Riehl dns
SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD DOMINATES PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE $10,000 TOP PRIZE; DUNCAN & NICELY GRAB CHECKER FLAGS
Sunday, September 4, 2016
By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger
For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild pocketed $10,000 during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time in dominating fashion during a non-stop event at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms, Finzer Farms, Haudenschild Racing #93, led all 35 circuits of the Pete Jacobs Memorial at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ on Sunday night, crossing the final checkers three seconds ahead of the competition. Now with eight victories on the season, as well as three consecutive since August 28, the Wooster native finds himself on top of the victory leaderboard during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016.
“Man, this crowd. Everything about this is just awesome,” Sheldon Haudenschild said in victory lane. “That’s what this is all about. To win in front of my hometown, is just awesome. Hats off to the entire track crew here tonight. They did a really good job preparing the race track. They worked in the top and bottom for us to race on, which really proved itself. I just can’t thank my guys enough for this. Everyone’s help is truly appreciated and I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Sheldon Haudenschild took the Pete Jacobs Memorial green flag from the inside of the second row, eventually driving by Dale Blaney at the exit of turn two, as well as Cap Henry at the exit of turn four, to officially lead lap one over the pair of Ohio natives. Haudenschild’s pace at the front of the field was untouchable, gaining a straightaway advantage by lap five using his familiar line at the top of the speedway. Traffic came into play for the first time shortly thereafter, but proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, stretching his commanding lead to nearly five seconds by lap 18 of 35. Slower cars utilized the bottom lane of the speedway, allowing Haudenschild to work his line without losing momentum. By lap 25, traffic started to intensify with cars battling two and three wide for position in front of the leader. Despite the potential road block Haudenschild continued to navigate the outer rim of the speedway, still keeping a three to four second advantage over second place running Cole Duncan. In repeat fashion, Haudenschild kept his nose clean during the final ten circuits, driving on to score a 14th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his 13th since June of 2015.
“That’s just my mindset every time we hit the track, ya know,” Haudenschild explained. “You have to make every lap count. I really tried to minimize my mistakes, which was really hard to do on this racetrack. Both corners were different and sometimes got me caught up. I almost got balled up once or twice, but it was all worth it and a lot of fun.”
Cole Duncan finished behind Haudenschild after starting on the outside of row two, followed by current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah and Cap Henry. Duncan raced inside the top five during the entire main event, battling in the third position permanently by lap 19, all before sneaking by Dale Blaney in traffic for the runner up spot on lap 24.
Paul Holmes would set the early pace from his outside front row starting position of the Action Auto Body Super Stock feature but on lap seven of the race, the power plant of Holmes’ #68 decided to go up in smoke and end his night. That would put Randolph’s Jim Nicely into the lead. Driving the Sarchione Ford, Tires and More and B-Nice Racing #72, Nicely would put some space between himself and Cliff Staley and Bob Daugherty. Staley would slip high in turn two on lap nine and allow Daugherty to move into second. Daugherty would track down Nicely and on the final lap was on the back bumper of Nicely but could not make the pass coming out of turn four as Nicely claimed his first win of the season. Staley held on to third in front of Brandon Craver and Jordan James.
Matt Aber was looking to sweep the Kar Connection Rush Late Model action as he won the heat was and led the first 11 laps of the feature. A caution on lap nine for a spun Bob Fry would double file the restart and Aber elected to start on the outside with Millersburg’s Charlie Duncan on the inside. The two would go side by side for the next two circuits before Duncan was able to slide up in front of Aber to take the lead for good and post his third win of the year aboard the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Auto Pro #240. Justin Chance would slip past Aber on the last lap for second as Fry finished fourth.
The next action coming up at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will be on Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th for the Blow out that will feature the OVSCA Sprints, the final race of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the final ‘Summer Series’ races for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks on Saturday night. Watch for details of the NEW (Never Ever Won) races for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on Friday night. This will be races for drivers that have never won a feature in any class before. Check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info on this race in the coming week.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, September 4, 2016
PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL- All Star Circuit of Champions
Fast Qualifier – Sheldon Haudenschild 14.376 seconds
Heat 1 Caleb Armstrong, Chad Kemenah, Gary Taylor, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Hanks, Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, DJ Foos, Bryan Nuckles
Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Brent Marks, Tim Shaffer, Jason Dolick, Bradley Howard, Josh Davis, Aaron Middaugh, Caleb Helms
Heat 3 Cap Henry, Sheldon Haudenschild, TJ Michael, Dean Jacobs, Lee Jacobs, Clay Riney, Shawn Hubler, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Holtgraver, Kory Crabtree
Dash Cap Henry, Dale Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Lee Jacobs, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Gary Taylor
‘B’-Main DJ Foos, Brandon Hanks, Mitch Harble, Brandon Spithaler, Bradley Howard, Bryan Nuckles, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Josh Davis, Shawn Hubler, Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver
PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL Feature Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Brent Marks, Gary Taylor, Kraig Kinser, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Armstrong, DJ Foos, Brandon Spithaler, Brad Haudenschild, TJ Michael, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Bradley Howard, Mitch Harble, Brandon Hanks, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Andrew Palker, Bryan Nuckles, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver
ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Darren Dawson, Charlie Dawson, Richard Grogg, Chris Albright, Blaine Aber, Don Rutt, Tod Bevilacqua
Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Jim Nicely, Todd Gallion, Brandon Craver, TA Perrine, Trae Schonauer, Matt Miller, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner dns
Feature Jim Nicely, Bob Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, TA Perrine, Trae Schonauer, Charlie Dawson, Darren Dawson, Blaine Aber, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Tod Bevilacqua, Matt Miller, Todd Gallion, Don Rutt, Paul Holmes, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner dns
KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Bob Fry
Feature Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Bob Fry