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posted June 12, 2001 05:15 PM
Hotovy fastest in Hartford Speedway Park series race
HARTFORD, Mich. (June 8) - JR Hotovy survived a long-running battle with John McClure and captured the $1,000 top prize in the I.M.C.A. National Modified Series feature at Hartford Speedway Park.
Hotovy took the lead from his outside pole spot and stayed in the middle groove. McClure worked his way up from the fourth row as the field of 24 I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds sorted itself out.
McClure led briefly with three laps to go, but Hotovy took the point back before the duo passed the flagstand. Transmission problems then sent McClure to the pits and Hotovy went on to the win ahead of hard-charging Jason Seeley.
Matt Corliss, Jeremie Hedrick and Doug VanderWoude rounded out the top five finishers.
Hotovy also earned a $300 Champions Challenge bonus from JR Motorsports for the victory.
Heat winners were Hedrick, Hotovy, Shannon Fisk and Terry Shank. "B" winners were Troy Sloan and Bill Holnagle.
The race at Hartford was the fifth of 25 events on the National Modified Series schedule.
Feature Results - 1. JR Hotovy, Watervliet; 2. Jason Seeley, Alto; 3. Matt Corliss, Galesburg; 4. Jeremie Hedrick, Oconto Falls, Wis.; 5. Doug VanderWoude, Dorr; 6. Jeff Roodvoets, Middleville; 7. Troy Brent Sloan, Lowell; 8. Michael Harding, Lowell; 9. Shannon Fisk, Lowell; 10. Bill Holnagel, Gobles; 11. Tom "Buzz" Lawrence, Portland; 12. Mike Grasman, Lowell; 13. Brett Bartels, Buchanan; 14. John McClure, Clarksville; 15. Larry Vander Woude, Dorr; 16. Mike Stencel, Ionia; 17. David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; 18. Terry Shank, Sheridan; 19. Jerry Alan Ditchie, Benton Harbor; 20. Mark Lambrecht, Hartford; 21. Joey Baker, Hastings; 22. Tim Stemler, Ionia; 23. Darrel Adam Price, Hastings; 24. Scott Fisk, Lowell.
National Modified Series racers in line for Harris contingencies
VINTON, Iowa (June 11)- Harris Auto Racing will award $50 product certificates at each I.M.C.A. National Modi-fied Series event this season.
The contingency will go to the highest finishing driver competing with a Harris-built car.
"After being a regional title sponsor for three years, this season Harris Auto Racing has moved in a different direction with their sponsorship program," I.M.C.A Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. "Their attention to the National Modi-fied Series will help that series grow and reward some of their loyal customers as they race those events throughout the year."
Now located in new facilities at LeMars, Iowa, Harris builds Modified chassis and Star Track race car bodies, has a complete in-house fabricating shop and offers race car parts specifically designed for the Harris modified.
July 3 special scheduled at Hattiesburg Speedway
HATTIESBURG, Miss.(June 11) - They'll celebrate an anniversary, as well as Independence Day during a special Tuesday night, July 3 program at the Hattiesburg, Miss., Speedway.
Promoter Jerry Idom notes the first year he has operated the track on that date.
I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds are on the card for the pre-Fourth of July event. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 7:30 p.m.
More information about the race at Hattiesburg is available by calling (601) 582-3050 or 583-4852.