posted July 01, 2001 12:44 PM
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 Late Model 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.
Corry Laser sponsored the 25-lap feature for the Maloney Tool and Mold Super
Late Models, with Rob Blair and Dan Armbruster leading the field on the
starting grid. Blair took the lead at the start, as Bruce Hordusky and
Armbruster battled for second. Chub Frank showed strength in the early laps,
as he would pass both of them to move 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. Though several restarts would bunch the field in the
remaining distance, Frank would control the remaining distance to score the
win. The battle throughout the second half of the event was for second, as
the position changed hands several times. Runner-up honors would finally go
to Ron Davies, with a last lap pass of Jim Dandy, Jr. Fourth place was also
contested in the closing laps, as 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.
Mike Stoneman and Bryan Emory made up the front row for the 20-lap Jay's Auto
Wrecking Steel Block Late Model feature. With three incidents before a lap
was completed, the race progressed very slowly from the outset. Stoneman
would lead the first lap, before fifth starting Jim Dandy, Jr. passed on lap
2. In all, seven caution periods dotted the first five laps before the final
15 raced all under the green. Emory settled into second place and shadowed
Dandy's every move, but never was able to pose a serious challenge in getting
runner-up honors. Dandy was making his fourth start, and he would collect
his third victory of the season. Behind Emory in second, Merle Terry raced
from starting position 20 to finish third. Fourth went to Dave Hess, Jr.
after starting 11th. 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
Jim Long and Hugo Litwiler led the 20-lap MHC Inc. E-Mod feature to the green
flag, with Litwiler taking command. Sixth starting Kevin Decker was quickly
up to challenge, and the race for the lead intensified after a lap 5 restart.
Decker made the move to take the lead on lap 9, as eventual winner Watson
was in fifth at this point. Brent Rhebergen moved to second at the halfway
mark, as Watson would be in third on the next lap. The final yellow flag of
the event waved on lap 13, setting up the run to the finish. Working well on
the outside groove, Watson took second on the restart, and pulled up to
challenge Decker. Watson made the winning pass off of turn four to take
command on lap 17, and led to the finish. In addition to notching his second
victory of the season, he also vaulted from fourth place into the division
point lead. Rhebergen passed Decker on the last lap to take second place.
Dale Applebee was fourth, with Todd Roncaglione fifth. Heat winners were
Watson, Litwiler, and Roncaglione.
The 15-lap Fame Manufacturing Street Stock feature started with Rich Howell
and Kevin White on the front row. Howell led the first two laps before
slipping high in turn two, allowing White to grab the lead. On a lap 5
restart, sixth starting Jim McFadden made the pass on the backstretch to take
over the lead. Despite three restarts over the remaining distance to bunch
up the pack, McFadden was not seriously challenged over the remaining
distance in racing to the victory. He would get his birthday present a day
early, as it was his first career feature victory. 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.
The biggest program in the history of Raceway 7 is up next, with a two-day
racing program set on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and July 6. 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
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
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
Updated Point Standings - 1)1430, 28B, **** Barton. 2)1245, W11, Rob Blair.
3)1235, 61, Dan Armbruster. 4)1000, 19, Jim Dandy, Jr.. 5)965, 1, Rich
Gardner. 6)910, 14L, Dave Lyon. 7)890, 07R, Brent Rhebergen. 8)870, 33, Chris
Hackett. 9)855, 11R, Rusty Whitmore. 10)805, 71D, Ron Davies.
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.
Updated Point Standings - 1)1190, 03, Doug Eck. 2)1170, 95, Jay Watson.
3)1085, 44H, Dave Hess, Jr. 4)1045, 14E, Bryan Emory. 5)1035, 21*, Bill
Henry. 6)945, 4T, Merle Terry. 7)895, 39, Dan McDonald. 8)840, 72, Mike
Stoneman. 9)835, 75, Jim Davis. 10)820, 44, John Buzzard.
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.
Updated Point Standings - 1)1110, 2*, Bill Watson. 2)1080, 69, Brent
Rhebergen. 3)1065, 00, Todd Roncaglione. 4)1050, 0, Ron Roncaglione. 5)1045,
44, Mike Hess. 6)965, 94.3, Jim Frontz. 7)815, 4, Jeff Shank. 8)790, 11A,
Dale Applebee. 9)775, 6, Hugo Litwiler. 10)740, 100, J.B. Dandy.
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
Updated Point Standings - 1)1365, 88, Mike Hochschild. 2)1260, 2*, Brian
Douglas. 3)1140, 10, Chuck Sullivan. 4)1135, 22B, Darrell Bossard. 5)985,
12G, Pat Gorton. 6)980, 27, John Hobbs, Sr. 7)945, 96, Jim McFadden. 8)920,
63, Tim Mann. 9)910, 27B, Darren Buell. 10)900, 1C, Chip Davis.