RICO ABREU WINS WCS SPEEDWEEK

RICO ABREU DOMINATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK SHOW; THOMPSON HANGS ON TO 4th SUPER STOCK WIN
Orrville, Ohio
Monday, June 20, 2016
By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger
  After missing the main event on Sunday at Millstream Speedway, St Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive rebound and nearly swept round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Orrville’s NAPA Wayne County Speedway to win the Duffy Smith Memorial on Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic night. Abreu earned victories during his respective heat race and dash after being the 7th fastest qualifier, all before leading all 30 circuits of the feature program. The $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory was the 4th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of his career, going back to back at NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2016.
  “I just love being a part of this team. It’s all about preparation and these guys certainly make that happen,” explained Rico Abreu. “I love to watch my guys work. Even after a tough night like last night, they stayed focused and knew what they had to do to turn things around. Really glad to be up here again. Wayne County Speedway rreminds me so much of racing back home.”
  Rico Abreu took command of the feature field immediately after the initial green flag, winning the drag race into turns one and two with Andrew Palker and Jac Haudenschild in tow. the 30 lap main event was halted five times, two of which for red flag conditions during the first five circuits. Despite the frequent cautions, and a needed fuel stop on lap 22, Abreu kept the pace on the point, never feeling pressure from those racing behind him. Kyle Larson, who started third on the feature grid, maintained a top five running position the entire distance, eventually finishing second at the checkers. Fast qualifier Sheldon Haudenschild finished third followed by fifth row starter Danny Holtgraver and California native Carson Macedo.
“I’m just so comfortable here, “ said Rico Abreu. “ The turns were completely different here tonight. It really reminds me of Tulare back home in California. My style fits this place. I’m just really happy for my team. I think we are all excited to get back to this place.”
  In the companion Action Auto Body Super Stock main, Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson held off Bob Daugherty to post his 4th win of the season and pocket the $1,000 winners share of the 25 lap feature. Driving the Nella Enterprises, R-T Fence Company and Action Auto Body #T2, held off an early challenge from fellow front row starter Gary Hensel Jr. as 15th and 16th starting Daugherty and Paul Holmes picked their way up through the field as Daugherty would take second on lap 11 with Holmes taking third from Hensel Jr. a lap later. Thompson would slide up the track on lap 13 that opened the door for Daugherty to take the point on lap 14 but the second generation driver came back to reclaim the lead on the next circuit. Daugherty would keep the pressure on as Holmes was right behind the leaders. With the checkered flag waited, Thompson and Daugherty were side by side coming out of turn four and Thompson would edge out Daugherty at the line for the narrow win. Tyler Nicely finished fourth behind Holmes as Chase Alexander recovered from an early caution to take fifth. Alexander, Tim Coen and Brandon Craver led the way in the heat races as Holmes topped the last chance race.
  Thanks to Jerry McClure racing and all the fans for raising over $1,800 for Brad Haudenschild as he continues to recover from his illness
  The next racing action at NAPA WCS will be Saturday, July 2 with the Ohio Sprint Car Series rolling in for a $2,500 to win feature along with the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, Kar Connection Rush Late Models, Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks.
  Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about upcoming events at the track.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Monday, June 20, 2016
ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier   Sheldon Haudenschild  14.237 seconds
Heat   1   Kasey Kahne, Carson Macedo, Danny Holtgraver, Bryan Clauson, Andrew Palker, Tim Shaffer, TJ Michael, Paul May, Caleb Helms, Danny Mumaw, Bradley Howard, Danny Dietrich
Heat   2   Jac Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Byron Reed, Cap Henry, Travis Philo, Sean Zemunik, Alex Paden, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Shawn Hubler
Heat   3   Rico Abreu, Lee Jacobs, Jamie Veal, Dean Jacobs, Dale Blaney, Tayler Malsam, Josh Baughman, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, Michael Bauer, Tyler Dunn
Heat   4   Daniel Harding, Dominic Scelzi, Kraig Kinser, Cale Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Andy Caruana, Stuart Williams, Troy Kingan, Roger Campbell, Jacob Wilson, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Wimmer dns
Dash      Rico Abreu, Andrew Palker, Kyle Larson, Jac Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, Kasey Kahne, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs
C-Main   Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Sean Zemunik, Nick Patterson, Alex Paden, Shawn Hubler, Andy Caruana, Jacob Wilson, Stuart Williams, Aaron Middaugh, Roger Campbell, Troy Kingan, Tyler Dunn, Brandon Wimmer dns
B-Main   TJ Michael, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Helms, Paul Holmes, Danny Dietrich, Travis Philo, Brandon Spithaler, Cap Henry, Tayler Malsam, Danny Mumaw, Bradley Howard, Michael Bauer, Josh Baughman, Jason Dolick, Jordan Ryan, Kory Crabtree
Feature   Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Carson Macedo, Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Paul May, Dean Jacobs, Cale Thomas, Andrew Palker, Dominic Scelzi, Daniel Harding, TJ Michael, Cap Henry, Parker Price-Miller, Jamie Veal, Jac Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Bryan Clauson, Danny Dietrich, Bryon Reed, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Helms
ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat   1   Chase Alexander, Tyler Thompson, Randy Smith, Brad Eagle, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin dns
Heat   2   Tim Coen, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Todd Gallion, Darren Dawson, Dustin Daugherty, Ryan Leathers dns
Heat   3   Brandon Craver, Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Tim Myers, Bob Daugherty, Don Baney, Paul Holmes, Tod Beviloqua, TA Perrine
B- Main   Paul Holmes, Don Baney, TA Perrine, Dustin Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Tod Beviloqua dns, Todd Sherwin dns, Ryan Leathers dns
Feature   Tyler Thompson, Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Chase Alexander, Don Baney, Randy Smith, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Cliff Staley, Darren Dawson, Brandon Craver, Tim Coen, Brad Eagle, TA Perrine, Jordan James, Tim Myers, Dustin Daugherty, Todd Gallion, Paul Kern

June 11th Results

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MUMAW, DROWN, HOLMES, MARKHAM & B. HENSEL CLAIM NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY MID-SEASON CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Mike Swanger
  It was Mid-Season championship time at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night presented by Ray’s Garage and Summit Racing that had double points attached. Jack Sodeman Jr. and Jason Dolick would bring the Fisher Performance Sprint feature to the green with Sodeman Jr. setting the first lap pace but Wooster’s Danny Mumaw would power past on the next lap and lead the rest of the way for his first NAPA WCS win of the season. Driving the Hitchcock Excavating, After Hours BBQ, and Mumaw Tree & Stump Removal #16 only challenge for the lead would come on the last lap restart following a red flag for Trevor Baker, who flipped going into turn three as the white flag was waving. Baker was ok. Sodeman Jr. who was in a early race battle for second with Dan Shetler, who dropped out with mechanical issues on lap 10,had one more chance at Mumaw, the winner at Lernerville the night before, but Mumaw sped away on the restart. Tenth starting Nick Patterson worked his way up through the field as he and Mitch Harble ran a tight race for third for the last half of the feature with Patterson nipping Harble at the line for third. Shawn Hubler filled out the top five. Harble, driving the Prosser-owned #19, Sodeman Jr. and Mumaw topped the heats.
  The front row of JR Gentry and Doug Drown of Wooster would go back and forth on the opening lap of the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature with Drown securing the point at the completion of the first lap and would never look back piloting the Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and the Kar Connection #240 to claim his first win of the season at NAPA WCS. Second row starters Brad Malcuit and Rick Bond warred for the first five laps of the feature with Bond taking third for good on lap six and would chase down Gentry for third. Bond was in the process of taking second place from Gentry at the halfway mark but a the caution waved before he could complete the pass and kept Gentry in second. With the green flag waving again, Drown would pull away with Gentry holding second as Bond could not make another run on Gentry. Malcuit would hold on to fourth as 8th starting Larry Bellman rounded out the top five.Heat winners were Drown and Malcuit.
  Tyler Nicely would use his outside front row starting position to lead the opening 6 laps of the Action Auto Body Super Stock main with Gary Hensel Jr. following from his outside second row starting spot and Hensel Jr. would slip past Nicely on lap seven for the lead but it was Canton’s Paul Holmes coming from his sixth place start to grab the top spot away from Hensel Jr with five to go and then take the #68 into victory circle for his first checker flag of the year. Hensel Jr. would hold on to second as Tyler Nicely held off his dad, Jim, for third with Tyler Thompson grabbing fifth. Chase Alexander, Jim Nicely and Hensel Jr. posted the heat wins.
  Matt Aber leaped into the lead from his third starting position on the opening lap with Alan Dellinger challenging but Ashland’s Ryan Markham would take second from Dellinger on lap three and then power past Aber two laps later and then drive away from the field for his first Kar Connection Rush Late Model win of the season. Driving the H & T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m, Markham, the heat winner, would become the 4th different winner in the class so far this year. Dellinger held off 10th starting Justin Chance for second as Aber took home fourth as Charlie Duncan scored a fifth place finish.
  Along with being Mid-Season Championship, the WQKT Mini Stocks were also competing for their second ‘Summer Series’ race sponsored by JoyRide Transportation with $300 going to the winner. Doug and Brad Hensel, the two heat winners, would start on the front row with Brad leading the way at the drop of the green flag and set the pace for the 15 lap, caution free main event and park his Smithville based, M & S Concrete, DJ Directional Services and JoyRide Transportation #28 in victory lane for the second time this year. Doug Hensel stayed in second all race long as Wes Staley claimed third. Michael Workman worked his way from starting ninth to finish fourth with Chris Priebe taking fifth.
  Jamie Johnson would go flag to flag to win the Flat Track feature as Ron Jeffers, Cory Camillo, Brandon Gardner and Chuck Conway followed. Mike Winters and Johnson bested the heat races.
  Contingency Connection Racers Awards totaling over $100,000 over the season were once again up for grabs for the NAPA Wayne County Speedway drivers.
  The next racing action at NAPA WCS will be Monday, June 20th for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speed week show for the Duffy Smith Memorial race paying $5,000 to win. Nascar drivers Kasey Kahne and Rico Abreu, who won the ASCoC race on May 28th will be racing against Dale Blaney, Sheldon and Jac Haudenschild and all of the ASCoC regulars. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks will be on the racing program with the first of their ‘Summer Series’ races paying $1,000 to win.
  Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and like us on Facebook/waynecountyspeedway for more information about this race and the rest of the season and the point standings.
NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, June 11, 2016
FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat   1   Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick, Ralph Engel, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Trevor Baker, Jim Taddeo, Cody Gallogly dns
Heat   2   Jack Sodeman Jr., Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn, Butch Beasley, Sean Zemunik, Dennis Wagner, Clay Riney dns
Heat   3   Danny Mumaw, Dan Shetler, George Hobaugh, Chris Davis, Jeremy Duposki, Landon Lalonde, Dylan Kingan
Feature   Danny Mumaw, Jack Sodeman Jr., Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, Shawn Hubler, Jim Taddeo, George Hobaugh, Jeremy Duposki, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Trevor Baker, Chris Davis, Troy Kingan, Dan Shetler, Ralph Engel, Sean Zemunik, Jason Dolick, Landon Lalonde, Clay Riney, Butch Beasley, Dennis Wagner dns, Cody Gallogly dns
HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat   1   Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Greg Gellner, Jerry Aber, Nate Potts, Ashlee Todd
Heat   2   Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Brandon Gardner, Larry Bellman, Randy Davis, Ryan Markham dns
Feature   Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Rick Bond, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Brandon Gardner, Nate Potts, Randy Davis, Jerry Aber, Greg Gellner, Ashlee Todd, Ryan Markham dns
ACTION AUTO  BODY SUPER STOCKS
Heat   1   Chase Alexander, Paul Holmes, Nick Smith, Tyler Thompson, Brandon Craver, Tod Beviloqua, Darren Dawson, Don Rutt
Heat   2   Jim Nicely, Chris Albright, Don Baney, Steve Ott, Paul Kern, Don Lehman, Jordan James
Heat   3   Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Bob Fry, TA Perrine, Todd Gallion
Feature   Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Jim Nicely, Tyler Thompson, Cliff Staley, Brandon Craver, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Darren Dawson, Paul Kern, Jordan James, Don Baney, Bob Fry, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Chase Alexander, Don Lehman dns, Todd Gallion dns, Steve Ott dns, Nick Smith dns
KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat   1   Ryan Markham, Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Alan Dellinger, Jamie Wrightsman, Hiram Bachmann, Mike Swansiger, Josh Stoica, Jim Nicely, Justin Chance, Chuck Kimble
Feature   Ryan Markham, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Hiram Bachmann, Jim Nicely, Mike Swansiger, Chuck Kimble, Josh Stoica dns
WQKT MINI STOCKS
Heat   1   Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe, Chris Priebe, Michael Workman, Jeff Edwards, Gary Hensel Sr., Jess Hensel, Braden Wert, Michael Rose
Heat   2   Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Rick Bays, Corey Staley, Briana Hensel, Dakota Wells, Jim Burns, David Keagy, Brian Tomblin, Richard Retton
Feature   Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley, Michael Workman, Chris Priebe, Stephen Crowe, Gary Hensel Sr., Mitch Reichard, Corey Staley, Rick Bays, Briana Hensel, Dakota Wells, Braden Wert, Brian Tomblin, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Michael Rose, David Keagy, Jeff Edwards dns, Richard Retton dns
Flat Track Carts
Heat   1   Mike Winters, Darrell Conkle, Chuck Conway, Justin Bond, Austin Johnson, Alec Ousley
Heat   2   Jamie Johnson, Brandon Gardner, Ron Jeffers, Corey Camillo, Coty Conway, Cameron Camillo, Jack Lamborn
Feature   Jamie Johnson, Ron Jeffers, Corey Camillo, Brandon Gardner, Chuck Conway

Rico Abreu Wins WCS

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RICO ABREU SCORES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STAR WIN IN 1st EVER VISIT; MIKE PEGHER JR. TOPS SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS; THOMPSON 3 FOR 3

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 28,2016

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

For the first time in his career, Rico Abreu entered action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on White Ford night, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second leg of their Memorial Day weekend swing through northern Ohio. The St. Helena CA. driver made his trip to Orrville, Ohio, worthwhile, scoring $5,000 and a third career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a big crowd. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney crossed under the checkers second followed by Andrew Palker for his second top five finish of the season. “ Just happy to be up here in front of this great crowd,” said Rico Abreu in victory lane. “ I just want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. A big thanks to Tony Stewart for allowing all of this to happen. We have a busy weekend and week still ahead of us. This is a great start and we’ll try to keep this going.”

Abreu, who was fast qualifier, started second on the main grid, made his first bid for the top spot just before the halfway point of the 30 lap feature, eventually worked around pole sitter and leader Andrew Palker in traffic on lap 14. Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney also worked around Palker, creating a three car battle for the lead. By lap 20, traffic started to intensify, allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to apply heavy pressure on Abreu. Using the top line of the speedway, Haudenschild worked around Abreu on lap 25, setting a new pace at the front of the field. Fortunately for Abreu, Haudenschild’s wicked pace around NAPA Wayne County’s rim would only last until lap 28, when the Wooster native made contact with a lapped car, bringing out the main event’s first and only red flag. Haudenschild would get upside down, but walked away unharmed but would not return. Rico Abreu inherited the point position and led the final three circuits to clinch his first ever Arctic Cat All Star of Champions victory at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Dale Blaney finished second after starting third followed by former two time NAPA Wayne County Speedway track champion Andrew Palker. Cole Duncan and Jac Haudenschild rounded out the top five. The “Wild Child” started 19th after winning the ’B’ Main on the last lap climbed 14 positions to secure his top five finish as well as the MSD Hard Charger Award.

“Some one told me at the beginning of the night that Sheldon was going to be the guy to beat in traffic here,” explained Abreu. “He definitely proved that. I was going to race on all parts of the track, just trying to find where I was comfortable. The second I knew I let the top open, Sheldon would be right there. I think things would have got really interesting those last three laps if Sheldon wouldn’t have got crashed. Hats off to him and his guys. They’ve been fast all year”.

In a thirty lap feature, Wexford Pa.’s Mike Pegher Jr. held off race long challenges from different drivers to pocket the $2,000 to win Sweeney Rush Late Model feature. Pegher Jr. would lead the opening lap from the pole but Dave Lyon would take the point for the next three laps before Pegher Jr., driving the Royal Flush/Royal Purple, Jack’s Recycling and Melvins Transnission #RJ1, reclaimed the lead. John Waters would move into the runner up position at that time also and those three were nip and tuck until the halfway mark when Waters and Lyon both got out of shape and allowed Ryan Markham to slip past into second. Markham, a five time track champion of NAPA WCS, would go door handle to door handle for the next three laps with Pegher Jr.. Waters would take back second place on lap 18. From then on, it was a four car battle between Pegher Jr., Lyons, Markham and Waters as they would never be more than two car lengths apart as they would finish in that order. Bruce Hordusky Jr. would be awarded fifth after Matt Aber was DQ’ed for being light at the scales after the race. Pegher Jr and Lyon won the heat races

Driving the Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio #T2, Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson led all the way for his third win of the season in the caution filled Action Auto Body Super Stock feature. With several cautions in the opening six laps keeping the field bunched together. The next eight laps would go yellow flag free and that would allow Thompson to pull away from Paul Holmes and Gary Hensel Jr. Those two drivers would have a spirited battle for second and when the caution flew just as the white flag waved, that would give them one more shot at Thompson.

As the final lap ran, Thompson kept Holmes and Hensel Jr. at bay to win his third feature of the season. Don Baney would finish fourth as Jordan James gathered fifth from his 20th starting spot. Holmes, Brandon Gardner and Hensel Jr. bested the heat races.

Drivers were also competing for more than $100,000 of yearly awards from the Contingency Connections Racer Rewards program.

Next Saturday, June 4th, it will be a regular show with the OVSCA joining the Fisher Performance Sprints with the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, Kar Connection Rush Late Models, Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks back in action. It will be School Spirit night with the School with the most spirit getting $200 for it’s athletic program. It will also be $1 dog night.

For more information on the track and how to hook up with more social media outlets for the track, go to www.waynecountyspeeday.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, May 28, 2016

ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT of CHAMPIONS

Fast Qualifier Rico Abreu 14.530 seconds

Heat 1 TJ Michael, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Rob Chaney, Joe Kubiniec, Nick Patterson, Kory Crabtree, Hunter Mackison, Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn

Heat 2 Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Andrew Palker, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Bradley Howard, Troy Kingan

Heat 3 Brad Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Dale Blaney, Rico Abreu, Michael Bauer, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Mackison, Mitch Harble dns, Jac Haudenschild dns

Dash Andrew Palker, Rico Abreu, Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms

B Main Jac Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Hunter Mackison, Jordan Mackison, Kraig Kinser, Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn, Bradley Howard dns, Troy Kingan dns

Feature Rico Abreu, Dale Blaney, Andrew Palker, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Dean Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Lee Jacobs, TJ Michael, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Kory Crabtree, Danny Mumaw, Hunter Mackison, Michael Bauer, Joe Kubiniec, Shawn Hubler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Nick Patterson, Jordan Mackison

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Mike Pegher Jr., Will Thomas, John Waters, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Brian Knowles, Eric Wilson, Jim Nicely, Josh Stoica

Heat 2 David Lyon, Jason Knowles, Charlie Duncan, Bruce Hordusky Jr., Alan Dellinger, Josh Double, Jamie Wrightsman, Clinton Hersh, Brian Swank, Tony White

Dash Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Lyon, Will Thomas, Jason Knowles

Feature Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Lyon, Ryan Markham, John Waters, Bruce Hordusky Jr., Justin Chance, Josh Double, Jamie Wrightsman, Brian Knowles, Jim Nicely, Will Thomas, Tony White, Alan Dellinger, Josh Stoica, Jason Knowles, Brian Swank, Clinton Hersh, Eric Wilson, Charlie Duncan, Matt Aber dqed

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Nick Smith, Tyler Nicely, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Bob Fry, Dennis Amstutz, Chase Alexander

Heat 2 Brandon Gardner, Don Baney, Tyler Thompson, Cliff Staley, Chaz O’Dell, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, TA Perrine

Heat 3 Gary Hensel Jr., Brad Eagle, Don Rutt, Paul Kern, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Tod Beviloqua, Steve Ott

Feature Tyler Thompson, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Don Baney, Jordan James, Cliff Staley, Tyler Nicely, Todd Sherwin, Darren Dawson, Tod Beviloqua, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Don Rutt, Brandon Gardner, Brandon Craver, Chris Albright, Todd Gallion, Chaz O’Dell, Nick Smith, Dennis Amstutz, Brad Eagle, TA Perrine dns, Chase Alexander dns

May 7th Results 2016

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MARKHAM, HAUDENSCHILD & THOMPSON WIN 2nd NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FEATURES; WILSON & B. HENSEL SCORE 1st WINS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, May 7, 2016

By Mike Swanger

It was a night of wild racing action on Bechtel Services night that included a hour plus rain delay between the heat races and the features for the five class’ of cars at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. It was the second night for the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Challenge with 2014 Series champ Ryan Markham starting on the pole with Brad Malcuit alongside as Markham would grab the point at the drop of the green. Friday’s winner at ARP, Matt Irey would power past Malcuit on lap three and run in Markham’s tire tracks as they set a blistering pace to pull away from the field. Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Corey Conley and Rick Bond put on a four car battle for third. With seven circuits to go, Irey drove low into turn one and squeezed into the lead past Markham and started to pull away. At the same time, Bellman and Conley passed Malcuit for third as they dueled for third. Taking the white flag, Irey had a half a straightaway lead for the win but as he went into turn two, hit the guardrail, flattening his right front tire and sliding off the backside of the track. Before he could gather himself back together, Markham and his Ashland based, H &T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m sped by to post his second Harriger Towing Super Late Model win of the season. Bellman held off Conley for second as Irey limped to the finish line for fourth as Malcuit took fifth. Conley and Bond topped the heats. After the 1st week end of the ARP/WCS challenge, Irey has a three point lead over Markham.The next races for the challenge will be the weekend of July 8th and 9th.

Danny Mumaw took the pole position of the Fisher Performance Sprint main event and rocketed to a straightaway lead early in the feature as Jordan Ryan and Millersburg’s Brad Haudenschild battled for second. Finishing up lap 11, Mumaw would spin out in turn four giving up the lead to Ryan. Getting back to fourth two laps later, disaster would end Mumaw’s night as he tagged the guardrail in turn one and went nose over tail three times, ending up on the wrong side of the guardrail to stop the action. As the racing resumed, Ryan would set the pace with first heat winner Haudenschild looking for an opening and with eight laps to go, overpowered second heat winner Ryan for the lead and then drove away aboard the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Simpson & Ham Signs #38k for his second win of the year. Nick Patterson moved up five spots from starting 8th to finish third behind Ryan as Jim Morris and Jason Dolick rounded out the top five.

Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson cruised to his second Action Auto Body Super Stock win of season as he won his heat and started outside front row and was never challenged after the green flag dropped. As the Action Auto Body, R & T Fence Company and REM Finishes #T2 pulled away, a great battle for second ensued as Tyler Nicely and Chase Alexander went nose to tail and side by side all race long with Nicely edging out Alexander at the line for second. Ryan Leathers took a career best fourth place as Chris Albright collected fifth. Jordan James won a heat and finished sixth in the feature.

After a week’s rain delayed ‘Summer Series’ opener for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, It was like Rush hour on the freeway at the start of the feature as pole sitter Ryan Markham, Eric Wilson, Justin Chance, Charlie Duncan and Jim Nicely were all bunched together within three car lengths of each other. With some beating and banging going on, Markham would receive a flat tire to send him to the pits for new rubber. Cortland’s Wilson would take over the lead with Chance trying to take over the top spot on the restart, but he would slip high in turn one on lap four and that allowed Duncan to move into the runner up position with Markham quickly back to third with Chance dropping to fourth. Driving the Mark Thomas Ford, Pennzoil and Hovis Tire & Automotive #27w, Wilson would maintain a five car length lead over Duncan to secure his first NAPA WCS checker flag. Markham and Chance finished third and fourth as Matt Aber finished fifth in his first appearance in the Rush Late Models.

It was a back and forth battle for the WQKT Mini Stock main as Smithville’s Brad Hensel and Wes Staley, both heat winners, would exchange the lead through out the race Hensel and his M & S Concrete, DJ Directional Services and Joy Ride Transportation #28 was the leader on the opening five laps but Staley was scored the leader on laps 6 – 9 before Hensel retook the point and held off Staley at the finish line. Dale Beckett moved into the third slot at the halfway mark and then kept Gary Hensel Jr. and Doug Hensel at bay as they rounded out the top five.

Jamie Johnson won the Flat Track Cart feature.

Drivers were once again competing for over $100,000 yearly awards from the Contingency Connection program.

Next Saturday night, May 14th, the Ohio Sprint Car Series will roll into NAPA Wayne County Speedway for a $2,500 to win feature with all four other class’ in action also. It will be School Spirit night also with the local High School showing the most spirit winning $250 for it’s athletic department.

Check the website for the latest happenings at the track at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and on facebook/waynecountyspeedway

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, May 7,2016

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Corey Conley, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Kyle Moore, Vic Hottinger, Cody Endlich, Derrick Hubbard

Heat 2 Rick Bond, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Larry Kingseed, Jerry Aber, Brandon Gardner, Randy Davis

Feature Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Corey Conley, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Kingseed, Kyle Moore, Brandon Gardner, Jerry Aber, Cody Endlich, Randy Davis, Derrick Hubbard, Vic Hottinger

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat 1 Brad Haudenschild, Jim Morris, Mitch Harble, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn

Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Scott Riley

Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Jim Morris, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Scott Riley, Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Mitch Harble

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Jordan James, Chase Alexander, Brad Eagle, Chris Albright, Todd Sherwin, Tod Beviloqua, Steve Ott dns

Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Paul Kern

Feature Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Chase Alexander, Ryan Leathers, Chris Albright, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Paul Kern, Don Rutt, Tod Beviloqua, Brad Eagle, Steve Ott

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Eric Wilson, Justin Chance, Charlie Duncan, Hiram Bachmann, Jim Nicely, Matt Aber, Vern Mardis

Feature Eric Wilson, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachmann, Vern Mardis

WQKT MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Cory Staley, Briana Hensel, Braden Wert, Brian Tomblin, Jess Hensel, Kendra St. John, Zach Chaffin dns

Heat 2 Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Gary Hensel Jr., Billy Parsons, David Keagy, Mitch Reichard, Rick Bays, Jim Burns, Doug Hensel

Feature Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Gary Hensel Jr., Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Stephen Crowe, Rick Bays, Cory Staley, Jess Hensel, Brian Tomblin, Kendra St. John, David Keagy, Braden Wert, Briana Hensel dns, Billy Parsons dns, Jim Burns dns, Zach Chaffin dns

FLAT TRACK CARTS

Heat 1 Dan Hoffer, Chris Hoffer, Jamie Johnson, Coty Conway, Ron Jeffers, Alec Ousley

Heat 2 Chuck Conway, Brandon Gardner, Austin Johnson, Darryl Conkle, Ethan Rutherford

Feature Jamie Johnson, Dan Hoffer, Chuck Conway, Brandon Gardner, Darryl Conkle, Chris Hoffer, Coty Conway, Ron Jeffers, Alec Ousley, Austin Johnson, Ethan Rutherford