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posted June 30, 2001 07:07 AM
Chub Frank scores at Raceway 7
Conneaut, OH (June 29) - Chub Frank from Sugar Grove, PA scored the victory in the 25-lap Maloney Tool and Mold Super Late Model feature event on Friday night at Raceway 7. It was his 31st career victory in a Late Model at Raceway 7, as he is the all-time win leader. Corry Laser sponsored the main event, and they are also a sponsor on the winner's car. In the Jay's Auto Wrecking Steel Block Late Model feature race, it was Jim Dandy, Jr. collecting his third win of the season. Bill Watson from Conneaut, OH picked up his second victory of the year in the MHC Inc. E-Mods. In the Fame Manufacturing Street Stocks, Jim McFadden from Painesville, OH raced to his first career feature win.
Rob Blair was the early leader of the Corry Laser sponsored, 25-lap feature for the Maloney Tool and Mold Super Late Models. Chub Frank showed strength in the early laps, moving from fourth to second on lap 6. After a caution period on lap 9, the battle for the lead would heat up. Frank made the winning move on lap 11, as his turn two pass would net him the lead for good on lap 12. Frank would control the remaining distance, as the rest of the field was left to race for second. After the position changed hands several times, runner-up honors would finally go to Ron Davies, with a last lap pass of Jim Dandy, Jr. Blair regained fourth with a last lap pass of point leader **** Barton. Greg Fenno came from 22nd starting position to finish sixth, as Rich Gardner, Paul Davis, Bruce Hordusky, and Mike Wonderling filled the top ten. With 34 cars on hand, qualifying Heat winners were Barton, Davies, Dan Armbruster, and Dave Lyon. Last Chance Race winners were Mike Wonderling and Matt Urban.
Continuing his hot streak in the Jay's Auto Wrecking Steel Block Late Models was Jim Dandy, Jr. Making his fourth start, he raced to his third victory of the season in the 20-lap feature race. Dandy took the lead on lap 2, as the race progressed very slowly from the outset. Seven caution periods dotted the first five laps, before the final 15 raced all under the green. Bryan Emory shadowed Dandy's every move, but never was able to pose a serious challenge in getting runner-up honors. Merle Terry raced from starting position 20 to finish third, with fourth going to Dave Hess, Jr. Mike Stoneman erased a run of bad luck that has been plaguing his season with his best finish of the year in fifth. Heat winners were Jay Watson and Hess. Doug Eck regained the point lead with a ninth place finish.
After falling back in the early going, Bill Watson recovered to pick up his second feature win of the season in the 20-lap MHC Inc. E-Mod feature. Hugo Litwiler led the first eight laps, before yielding to Kevin Decker on lap 9. Watson was fifth at this point, but continued to advance to third by the time the last yellow flag of the event waved on lap 13. He took second on the restart, and pulled up to challenge Decker. Watson made the winning pass to take command on lap 17 en route to scoring the win, in addition to vaulting into the division point lead. Brent Rhebergen passed Decker on the last lap to take second place, in addition to the point lead. Dale Applebee was fourth, with Todd Roncaglione fifth. Heat winners were Watson, Litwiler, and Roncaglione.
Winning his first career feature event in the 15-lap Fame Manufacturing Street Stock feature was Jim McFadden. Passing Kevin White for the lead on lap 5, McFadden would control the remaining distance to win in impressive fashion. Chuck Sullivan advanced from 11th starting spot to finish second, as Chip Davis scored his best finish of the season in third. Point leader Mike Hochschild was fourth, with Darrell Bossard fifth. Bossard, McFadden, and Rich Howell were heat winners, with Mike Andrew winning the Last Chance Race.
Raceway 7 will be back in action on the following night on Saturday, June 30, as a truck and tractor pull will be presented. The biggest program in the history of Raceway 7 is coming next week, as the United Dirt Track Racing Association Late Models will visit for the running of the Second Annual "General Aluminum 100." Drivers from across the country will be visiting for this program. The gates will open at 5:00, with racing starting at 7:30. Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Ohio Route 7. For more information, please call 814-967-4230 for the office, or 440-594-2222. For the most complete source of Raceway 7 information, please visit the track's web site at www.raceway7.com.
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Saturday, June 30 * - Special Saturday truck pull. Truck pull by NWT&T Pull Association.
Thursday, July 5 * - Two-day UDTRA Pro Dirtcar Series Ohio Nationals. Time trials and heats for Super Late Models. Full program for Steel Block Late Models.
Friday, July 6 * - UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Late Models, The Second Annual "General Aluminum 100" paying $20,000 to win. Plus E-Mods and Street Stocks.
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Raceway 7 results for Friday, June 29, 2001
Maloney Tool and Mold Late Models - Car Count - 34.
Heat winners - **** Barton, Ron Davies, Dan Armbruster, Dave Lyon.
Last Chance Race winners - Mike Wonderling, Matt Urban.
Feature - 1)Chub Frank. 2)Ron Davies. 3)Jim Dandy, Jr. 4)Rob Blair. 5)**** Barton. 6)Greg Fenno. 7)Rich Gardner. 8)Paul Davis. 9)Bruce Hordusky. 10)Mike Wonderling. 11)Mark Osburn. 12)Rusty Whitmore. 13)Brent Rhebergen. 14)Brad Fiesler. 15)Mickey Wright. 16)Chris Hackett. 17)Dan Armbruster. 18)John Watson. 19)Wren Turner. 20)Dave Kister. 21)Dave Lyon. 22)Matt Urban. 23)Rick Briggs. 24)Keith Zimmerman.
Did not qualify, Tony Lombardi, Lee Patrick, Kevin Santee, Rick Isadore, Jim Mazur, Frank Poniatowski, Matt Lux, Bill Cunningham, Ward Schell, Bryan Durig.
Jay's Auto Wrecking Steel Block Late Models - Car Count - 21.
Heat winners - Jay Watson, Dave Hess, Jr.
Feature - 1)Jim Dandy, Jr. 2)Bryan Emory. 3)Merle Terry. 4)Dave Hess, Jr. 5)Mike Stoneman. 6)John Buzzard. 7)Tom Denzinger. 8)Mark Ashcraft. 9)Doug Eck. 10)Wendell Pinckney. 11)Tom Bonanno. 12)Andy Boozel. 13)Bill Henry. 14)Chuck Steinle, Jr. 15)Dwayne Pond. 16)Jim Davis. 17)Dan McDonald. 18)Tim Glass. 19)Terry Porter. 20)Jay Watson. 21)Jim Hyde.
MHC Inc. E-Mods - Car Count - 25.
Heat winners - Bill Watson, Hugo Litwiler, Todd Roncaglione.
Feature - 1)Bill Watson. 2)Brent Rhebergen. 3)Kevin Decker. 4)Dale Applebee. 5)Todd Roncaglione. 6)Hugo Litwiler. 7)Ron Roncaglione. 8)Mike Hess. 9)Tony Hyde. 10)Jim Frontz. 11)Kari Petrosky. 12)Jeff Shank. 13)Jim Long. 14)Robert Bland. 15)Jim Fry. 16)Bill Taylor. 17)Chuck List. 18)Pat Otteni. 19)J.B. Dandy. 20)Ryan Goff. 21)Jim Abbott. 22)Steve Artrip. 23)John Andrew. 24)Bootie Petsko. 25)Mike Potosky.
Fame Manufacturing Street Stocks - Car Count - 28.
Heat winners - Darrell Bossard, Jim McFadden, Rich Howell.
Last Chance Race winner - Mike Andrew.
Feature - 1)Jim McFadden. 2)Chuck Sullivan. 3)Chip Davis. 4)Mike Hochschild. 5)Darrell Bossard. 6)Mike Horton. 7)John Hobbs, Sr. 8)Brian Douglas. 9)Pat Gorton. 10)Mike Boyd. 11)Jim Van Cise. 12)Jeremy Stafford. 13)Justin Kreider. 14)Barb Bellinger. 15)Kevin White. 16)Jake Fenton. 17)Mike Andrew. 18)Rich Bates. 19)Karen Shank. 20)Rich Howell. 21)Ted Westover. 22)Tim Mann, disqualified for rough driving. Did not start, Lynn Preston, Brian Watson.
Did not qualify - Paul Pittsenbarger, Roger Barger, Jodi Woodworth, Bruce Burlingame.