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posted May 26, 2002 09:39 AM
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Hartman Takes The Loot In Renegade DirtCar Racing Series Action At Muskingum!!!

Zanesville,OH 5-25-02

Bart Hartman of Zanesville,OH captured his first Renegade DirtCar Racing Series sanctioned main event of the season Saturday pocketing the rain-shortened $10,000 to win "9th Annual Dunn/Hartman/Lutz/Tanner Memorial 50" at Muskingum County Speedway near Zanesville,OH. Driving the Imler Poultry/Rocket Chassis/BAH Racing Engines No. 75 Hartman Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo, the hometown favorite grabbed the lead from race long leader John Mason on a lap 33 restart pulling out to a two car length lead when the caution was waved at lap 37 for heavy rain and the race called complete. The win was Hartman's second consecutive
"Memorial" victory as he also grabbed the win in the 2001 edition, held in memory of racing legends Jim Dunn and Butch Hartman and Muskingum Co. Sheriffs Deputy's Mike Lutz and Robert Tanner.

Steve Shaver rode home third with Mark Banal fourth and 23rd starting Mike Balzano fifth. Sixth through tenth were Charlie Maloney, 14th starting Booper Bare, Davey Johnson, Tim Hitt and Rod Conley.

Hartman and Mason occupied the front row for the start as lightning danced in the sky with Mason winning the drag race into turn one to lead lap one followed by Hartman, Banal, Hitt and Shaver. The races first caution flew on lap 7 when Corey Conley blew a power steering hose dropping him from the race.

Mason pulled out to a five car length lead by lap 10 as Shaver pressured Hitt for fourth taking the spot on lap 15. Mason meanwhile had opened up a sizeable advantage on Hartman when he entered lapped traffic on lap 18. Hartman was able to pull to within four car lengths of Mason as they raced through the traffic. Shaver kept his charge to the front underway moving into third on lap 22.

With 25 laps in the books Mason enjoyed a three car length lead on Hartman with Shaver third, Banal fourth and Hitt fifth then Maloney sixth followed by Conley, Bare, Johnson and Balzano. Hartman continued to eat away at Mason's cushion pulling to the leaders back bumper when the caution flew on lap 33 when Doug Eaton spun in turn three.

On the restart, Hartman powered underneath of Mason exiting turn two pulling ahead as they entered turn three to become the new race leader on lap 34. With raindrops starting to fall three more laps were recorded before the skies opened up forcing a halt to the race and the finish.

The $34,000 purse event drew 47 drivers to the semi-banked 4/10ths mile track with CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" time trial honors going to Hitt with his quick time of 16.797 seconds. Grabbing the BRODIX,INC. heat races were Maloney, Shaver, Conley and Sam Stile while the MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Mains fell to Chub Frank and Brad Goff while Hartman copped the ISKY RACING CAMS dash.

Renegade DirtCar Racing Series Race Report For 5-25-02
Race No. 8-2002 Season-"9th Annual Dunn/Hartman/Lutz/Tanner Memorial 50"
Muskingum Co. Speedway-Zanesville,OH-4/10ths Mile Oval
$34,000 Purse-$10,000 To Win-50 Lap Feature (Rain Shortened To 37 Laps)

Showing Finish Pos.,Start Pos.,Car#,Driver,Laps Completed, Reason Out (if any) and Purse Money Won

1. (1) #75 Bart Hartman 37 Running $10,100
2. (2) #72 John Mason 37 Running $4,080
3. (6) #30 Steve Shaver 37 Running $2,540
4. (3) #T8 Mark Banal 37 Running $1,570
5. (23) #E1 Mike Balzano 37 Running $1,250
6. (7) #1M Charlie Maloney 37 Running $1,100
7. (14) # 6 Booper Bare 37 Running $1,000
8. (12) #19J Davey Johnson 37 Running $900
9. (5) #68 Tim Hitt 37 Running $900
10. (8) #71R Rod Conley 37 Running $800
11. (17) #1* Chub Frank 37 Running $800
12. (15) #119 Jim Bernheisel 37 Running $700
13. (21) #71C R.J. Conley 37 Running $700
14. (24) #W11 Rob Blair 37 Running $650
15. (9) #2S Sam Stile 37 Running $550
16. (18) #44 Brad Goff 36 Running $550
17. (13) #24 Rob House 36 Running $500
18. (20) #32 Greg Lucas 36 Running $550
19. (19) #1E Doug Eaton 36 Running $550
20. (16) #04 Pat Novaria 32 Mechanical $500
21. (11) #11A Norman Aronhalt 24 Mechanical $500
22. (10) #77 Scott Pletz 15 Mechanical $500
23. (4) #14 Corey Conley 7 Steering $560
24. (22) #991 Dave Wirt 7 Oil Pressure $550

Time Of Race: 25 Mins.
Yellow Flags: Three-Laps 7,33,37 (Race Called At Lap 37 Due To Rain)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Two-Mason 1-33,Hartman 34-37
OUTERWEARS CO. "Hard Charger Of The Race": Balzano
ROCKET CHASSIS "Rookie Of The Race": Bernheisel
Provisional Starters: Balzano,Blair
Car Count: 47
CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trial Award: Hitt 16.797 secs.
BRODIX,INC. Heat Race Winners: Maloney,Shaver,Rd. Conley,Stile
SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race Bonus Winner: None
TEAM SMART Heat Race Bonus Winner: None
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main Winners: Frank,Goff
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash Winner: Hartman

SUMMARY - CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trials:

1. #68 Tim Hitt Weston,WV 16.797
2. #30 Steve Shaver Vienna,WV 16.979
3. #T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville,OH 16.986
4. #14 Corey Conley Wellsburg,WV 17.114
5. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 17.126
6. #75 Bart Hartman Zanesville,OH 17.143
7. #72 John Mason Millersburg,OH 17.155
8. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 17.304
9. #1M Charlie Maloney Belmont,OH 17.330
10. #77 Scott Peltz Cadiz,OH 17.349
11. #55 Tye Long Cambridge,OH 17.376
12. #2S Sam Stile Charleroi,PA 17.388
13. #11A Norman Aronhalt Warsaw,OH 17.417
14. #1E Doug Eaton St. Clairsville,OH 17.431
15. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 17.440
16. #04 Pat Novaria Adamsville,OH 17.454
17. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 17.525
18. # 6 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths,VA 17.543
19. #99 Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 17.548
20. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 17.566
21. #24 Rob House Dresden,OH 17.568
22. #12C Cortney Clewell Cambridge,OH 17.583
23. #12 Doug Dodd Cambridge,OH 17.587
24. #44 Brad Goff Zanesville,OH 17.588
25. #1x1 Sonny Conley New Martinsville,WV 17.654
26. # 7 Rob Sellars Nashport,OH 17.668
27. #88 Jeff Abrams Heath,OH 17.685
28. # 0 John Mallett Byesville,OH 17.722
29. #21 George Lee II Loudonville,OH 17.733
30. #95 Jamey Miller Zanesville,OH 17.736
31. #119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon,PA 17.754
32. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 17.759
33. #12H Chad Hina Zanesville,OH 17.805
34. #63 Sean Weekley Newark,OH 17.957
35. #71H Chris Conley Westerville,OH 18.057
36. #45 Pat Weldon Monongahela,PA 18.172
37. #W11 Rob Blair Titusville,PA 18.223
38. #17 Charlie Duncan Millersburg,OH 18.231
39. #46 Jason Tolliver Proctorville,OH 18.235
40. #59 Bill Cunningham Jefferson,OH 18.246
41. #007 Rick Bond Mansfield,OH 18.283
42. #15 Jason Hindel Dresden,OH 18.379
43. #1otto Eric Otto Sarahsville,OH 18.467
44. #47 Eric Lawler Frazeysburg,OH 18.925
45. #51 Joe Cullison Newark,OH 19.075
46. # 1 Jerry Bowersock Wapakoneta,OH NT
47. #991 Dave Wirt Fredericksburg,OH NT

BRODIX,INC./TEAM SMART Heat #1 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Maloney,Hitt,Aronhalt,House,Frank,R.J. Conley,Blair,Lee II,Bond,Hina,S. Conley,Cullison
BRODIX,INC. Heat #2 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Shaver,
Peltz,Hartman,Bare,Eaton,Sellars,Miller,Duncan,Clewell,Hindel,
Weekley,NS-Bowersock
BRODIX,INC. Heat #3 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Rd. Conley,Mason,Banal,Bernheisel,Dodd,Wirt,Abrams,Ch. Conley,Long,
Tolliver,Otto,Moran
BRODIX,INC./SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat #4 (10 Laps-Top 4 Advance To Feature): Stile,Co. Conley,Johnson,Novaria,Goff,
Lucas,Mallett,Cunningham,Balzano,Weldon,Lawler
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #1 (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance To Feature): Frank,Eaton,R.J. Conley,Sellars,Lee II,Blair,Clewell,Bond,
Hindel,Duncan,Hina,S. Conley,Cullison,Weekley,Miller,NS-Bowersock
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #2 (12 Laps-Top 3 Advance To
Feature): Goff,Lucas,Wirt,Mallett,Long,Cunningham,Abrams,Ch. Conley,Weldon,Tolliver,Dodd,Balzano,Otto,Lawler,NS-Moran
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash (6 Laps-Finish Determines First Three Rows Of Feature): Hartman,Mason,Banal,Co. Conley,Hitt,Shaver

2002 Renegade DirtCar Racing Series Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 1,830
2. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 1,790
3. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 1,710
4. #30 Steve Shaver Vienna,WV 1,540
5. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 1,330
6. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 1,250
7. #W11 Rob Blair Titusville,PA 1,220
8. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 1,100
9. #72 John Mason Millersburg,OH 1,080
10. # 1 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 1,010
11. #21 Billy Moyer Batesville,AR 990
12. #71 Don O'Neal Martinsville,IN 900
13. #119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon,PA 850
14. #24 Rick Eckert York,PA 820
15. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 720
16. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 630
17. #T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville,OH 610
18. #99 Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 610
19. # 7 Matt Miller Waterville,OH 590
20. #46 Jason Tolliver Proctorville,OH 540

2002 ROCKET CHASSIS "Rookie Of The Year" Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon,PA 850
2. #46 Jason Tolliver Proctorville,OH 540
3. #59 Bill Cunningham Jefferson,OH 480
4. #07 Scott Cross Stevensville,MD 350
5. #19 Tim Yeager Harrodsburg,KY 250

2002 CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trial Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 701
2. #W11 Rob Blair Titusville,PA 677
3. #30 Steve Shaver Vienna,WV 670
4. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 664
5. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 654

2002 WRISCO INDUSTRIES/HOOSIER TIRE-OHIO VALLEY "Dash King" Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 15
2. #30 Steve Shaver Vienna,WV 11
3. #71 Don O'Neal Martinsville,IN 11
4. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 9
5. #W11 Rob Blair Titusville,PA 7

2002 MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #59 Bill Cunningham Jefferson,OH 660
2. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 390
3. #72 John Mason Millersburg,OH 380
4. #T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville,OH 360
5. #19 Tim Yeager Harrodsburg,KY 350

2002 OUTERWEARS CO.,INC. "Hard Charger" Point Standings (after 5-25-02)

1. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 49
2. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 36
3. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 35
4. #19J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 35
5. # 1 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 28

2002 Renegade DirtCar Racing Series Feature Event Winners (after 5-25-02)

1. #71 Don O'Neal Martinsville,IN 3
2. #75 Bart Hartman Zanesville,OH 1
3. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 1
4. # 1 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 1
5. #83R Scott Rhodes Somerset,PA 1
6. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 1

D1RT-CHASER
Dirt Newbie

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posted May 27, 2002 09:18 PM
you forgot to mention that it was so dusty we could hardly see the track!

powertown
Dirt Maniac

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posted May 27, 2002 09:33 PM
Thanks for the info...Anna E.

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