Rico Abreu Wins WCS

rico win wcs 2016


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


Saturday, May 28, 2016


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


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


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



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


Saturday, May 7,2016


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


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


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


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


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


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



Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Mike Swanger

The 2016 season long points races got underway Saturday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on VP Racing Fuel night. Two time defending track champion of the Fisher Performance Sprints, Brad Haudenschild of Millersburg would start on the outside front row with Jordan Ryan on the pole and those two would go side by side for the opening lap and after a lap one caution for Troy Kingan and Jason Dolick as those two touched coming out of turn four and into the frontstretch wall. Both had flat tires but would return to the race. On the restart, Ryan made a couple of attempts on the low side of turn two to take the lead but Haudenschild used the extreme highside of the track to start to pull away as Danny Mumaw began to close in on Ryan for second. A caution on lap 13 for a spun Mitch Harble bunched the field back together and the return of the green would see Mumaw powering past Ryan for second as the yellow would fly one lap later for Scott Riley spin. Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and All Things Retro ‪#‎38k‬ opened up a six car length lead as Mumaw would close in on the last two laps and when the checkered flag flew, was right on the rear of Haudenschild’s sprinter. Ryan would hold off a challenge from Chris Myers for third as Harble recovered from his spin to take fifth. Myers and Mumaw claimed the heat wins
In his 52nd year of racing, Blaine Aber started the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature on the pole and set the pace for the first two laps before Brad Malcuit would take over the top spot as lap four would see Ashland’s Ryan Markham take over second from Aber. On the restart following a caution for Justin Collett, Mike Bores and Matt Irey worked their way into third and fourth to join Malcuit and Markham for the lead. Markham would secure the lead from Malcuit on lap ten and then start to expand his lead aboard the H&T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics ‪#‎5m‬. At the halfway mark, Irey would slip past Bores for third and two circuits later captured second from Malcuit and tried to chase down Markham but could not make a serious run to catch the 5 time NAPA WCS champion. Malcuit held on to third in front of Bores as Larry Bellman finished fifth. Markham, who is in his 25th year of racing and Bores topped the heats. Defending track champ Doug Drown blew an engine while leading the 1st heat and did not start the feature.
Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson made it hard on himself when he spun while leading on the opening lap of the Action Auto Body Super Stock main and went to the tail but was helped with six other cautions in the first 8 laps of the feature. Third starting Gary Hensel Jr, would be the leader for the opening 8 laps but on the restart on lap eight, Brandon Gardner would power past Hensel Jr. in turn two to take control of the race but as he went down the frontstretch on lap 13, Gardner’s power plant went up in smoke, ending his chances at a win. On the final restart, Hensel Jr. had reinherited the lead with Thompson and his Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio, ‪#‎T2‬ in second . As they took the white flag, they made contact and Hensel Jr wiggled as Thompson as against the guardrail but slipped past for the win with Hensel Jr in second followed by Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley and Todd Sherwin. Eric Eicholtz won the 1st heat but was dq’ed for being to light at the scales as Nicely was awarded the win with Thompson the other heat winner.
Alan Dellinger and heat winner and defending Kar Connection Rush Late Model champ, Charlie Duncan would start on the front row and Duncan set the pace for the opening five laps when he suffered a flat tire. When the green flag reappeared, Lexington’s Justin Chance picked off Dellinger, Jamie Wrightsman and Ryan Markham on the ensuing lap and then lead the rest of the way for the win aboard the State Farm Insurance, Innovative Graphics and Accu Force Shocks #01. It would be a battle for top five finishes following Chance as Dellinger would drop out with a flat tire as first time visitor Will Thomas took second away from Markham with four laps to go only to have Markham reclaimed with two to go and finish second with Thomas in third. Duncan recovered for fourth with Wrightsman in fifth.
The WQKT Mini Stocks would start their season out with the 1st of five ‘Summer Series’ races with Directional Hydraulics sponsoring the $300 to win feature. Millersburg’s Dale Beckett and his Kaufman Country Market and M & S Concrete #4 started on the pole and would lead the caution free 15 laps to pocket the win. It did not come easy for Beckett as Casey Butler hounded him all race long but could never get past the winner. Zach Chaffin ran a strong third with moving up from his 8th starting position to take fourth as Moose Workman filled out the top five. Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel and Butler won the heat races as Dustin Bedlion paced the last chance race.
Scott Delaney went flag to flag to win the Flat Track Cart feature with Chuck Conway, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Winters and Coty Conway following. Delaney and Chuck Conway won the heats.
Next Saturday night, April 30th, will see another regular night of racing with all six divisions in action with the Kar Connection Rush Late Models starting their ‘Summer Series’ with $800 to win feature.
Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the speedway.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Heat 1 Chris Myers, Nick Patterson, Andre Layfield, Scott Riley, Andy Fike, Mitch Harble
Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Jamie Myers, Jason Dolick
Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Mitch Harble, Andre Layfield, Jamie Myers, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Andy Fike, Scott Riley

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Ken Hahn, Cody Scott, Drew Smith, Doug Drown, Rick Bond
Heat 2 Mike Bores, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Matt Irey, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Justin Collett
Feature Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Mike Bores, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Rick Bond, Ken Hahn, Jerry Aber, Drew Smith, Randy Davis, Blaine Aber, Justin Collett, Doug Drown dns

Heat 1 Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Paul Kern, Brandon Gardner, Eric Eicholtz dq’ed, Todd Sherwin dns
Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers
Feature Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Paul Kern, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner, Chris Albright, Eric Eicholtz dns

Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Ryan Markham, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Will Thomas, Josh Stoica, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachman, Chase Alexander
Feature Justin Chance, Ryan Markham, Will Thomas, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Jim Nicely, Chase Alexander, Hiram Bachman, Josh Stoica, Alan Dellinger

Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Zach Chaffin, Cory Staley, Brian Tomblin, Dustin Bedlion, Fred Snyder, Richard Retton
Heat 2 Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Jerry Adkins, Chris Priebe, Jeff Barker, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard
Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Stephen Crowe, Jeff Edwards, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Jess Hensel
Heat 4 Casey Butler, Rick Bays, Braden Wert, Mike Maylor, David Keagy, Jordan James
B Main Dustin Bedlion, Jeff Barker, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Richard Retton, Fred Snyder, Jordan James dns, David Keagy dns
Feature Dale Beckett, Casey Butler, Zach Chaffin, Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Wes Staley, Brad Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Jerry Adkins, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Dustin Bedlion, Brian Tomblin, Chris Priebe, Cory Staley, Jeff Edwards, Jeff Barker, Rick Bays, Braden Wert dns, Mike Maylor dns
Heat 1 Scott Delaney, Dylan Widdowson, Austin Johnson, Coty Conway, Jamie Johnson, Mike Winters, Jack Lamborn
Heat 2 Chuck Conway, Eric Eicholtz, Darrell Conkle, Brandon Gardner, Alec Ousley, Ron Jeffers, Ethan Rutherford, Zach Myers
Feature Scott Delaney, Chuck Conway, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Winters, Coty Conway, Ron Jeffers, Brandon Gardner, Darrell Conkle, Jack Lamborn, Austin Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Ethan Rutherford, Zach Myers, Alec Ousley

Jac Haudenschild Wins At NAPA AUTO PARTS Wayne County Speedway



Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, April 16, 2016

By Tyler Altmeyer, RoD, & Mike Swanger
In front of a full house on opening night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night as he swept the entire Arctic Cat All Star program in fantastic fashion. The Wooster driver kicked off the evening by setting a new track record of 14.125 seconds during qualifying and then won his heat race, the dash and led all 30 laps of the $5,000 to win main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star win was the 1st of his career at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller owned #6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 second over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.”

Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove owned Premiere Motorsports #70 started 4th on the feature grid, but raced inside the top three the entire 30 lap distance. “Downtown” battled for the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner up spot during a lap 16 caution.

On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms #93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five time Arctic Cat All Star winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field after starting on the front row beside his dad.

The Renegade of Modifieds ‘Heritage 101’ would wrap up their three race weekend and despite the evident signs of attrition that took its toll on the trimmed down car count, the race action was excellent. The night got off to a fast start as Jacob Hawkins set a new track record of 18.027 seconds and then went out and won heat one while second heat was a barn burner between Las Cruces New Mexico’s brothers Johnny and Stormy Scott as they would go side by side all race long with Johnny winning at the line.

Jacob Hawkins won the redraw to start on the pole of the 25 lap feature with Johnny Scott along side as those two were separated by just 13 points as they battled for the overall three race prize. Hawkins grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag but Scott quickly pulled along side and the would go back and forth with the lead as Scott would take the higher line around the speedway to take the lead for good on lap 14 and go on to put the Ranch Milagro Racing, Allgayer Inc. and Mizsilla Valley Transport #1st in victory circle for the second night in a row. Stormy Scott finished third with Rich Michael Jr and DJ Cline filled out the top five.

Hawkins held on to the points win and on the front stretch after the race, elected to take the $10,101 over the S&P Harley Davidson motorcycle. “As much as I would love to ride this bike back to Fairmont WV., I’m happy to announce that me and my wife have a baby on the way, so I have to take the cash”.

The Action Auto Body Super Stocks saw their first action of the season with Applecreek’s Gary Hensel Jr. leading all 15 laps of the caution marred feature. The Lochvale Farms, DJ Directional, and J&M Carpentry #28h of Hensel Jr. started on the pole with Frank Oriti along side. A couple of cautions in the first four laps for spun cars kept the field bunched together plus Tyler Thompson got sideways while running third and collected Chaz O’Dell and Jordan James with those two having to be hauled back to the pits. As the green flag waved again, Oriti would try to squeeze underneath of Hensel Jr on lap five in turn four as both would spin. Oriti was charged with the caution and Hensel Jr. held on to the lead. Early contenders Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner and Tyler Nicely had mechanical issues as they dropped out midway in the race. Tyler Thompson recovered from his early spin to finish second with Paul Kern, Cliff Staley and Chris Albright rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Alexander and Hensel Jr.

The season long points battle for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, the Kar Konnection Rush Late Models and the WQKT Mini Stocks, who will be running the 1st of their ‘Summer Series’ races with $300 to win, along with the Flat Track Carts will begin next Saturday, April 23 at NAPA WCS.


Saturday, April 16, 2016


Quick Timer Jac Haudenschild 14.125 (ntr)

Heat 1 Jac Haudenschild, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Hunter Schuerenburg, Shawn Dancer, Joe Kubiniec, Kraig Kinser

Heat 2 Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Ryan Smith, Caleb Helms, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker, Troy Kingan

Heat 3 Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Brad Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Brad Howard, Bryan Sebetto dns, Mitch Harble dns

Dash Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan

B Main Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Travis Philo, Danny Mumaw, Brad Howard, Kraig Kinser, Joe Kubiniec, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Shawn Dancer, Bryan Sebetto, Mitch Harble dns

Feature Jac Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Rob Chaney, Brent Marks, Brad Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, TJ Michael, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Travis Philo, Brandon Spithaler, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Brad Howard


Quick Timer Jacob Hawkins 18.027 (ntr)

Heat 1 Jacob Hawkins, Rich Michael Jr., Jesse Wisecarver, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart

Heat 2 Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Denny Benjamin, DJ Cline

Feature Johnny Scott, Jacob Hawkins, Stormy Scott, Rich Michael Jr., DJ Cline, Jesse Wisecarver, Denny Benjamin, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart


Heat 1 Chase Alexander, Frank Oriti, Tyler Thompson, Brandon Gardner, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Jordan James, Paul Kern

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Chaz O’Dell, Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilocqua, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Jim Nicely dns, Ryan Leathers dns

Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Thompson, Paul Kern, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Tod Bevilocqua, Frank Oriti, Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner, Ryan Leathers, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Chaz O’Dell, Don Rutt, TA Perrine dns, Jim Nicely dns