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posted July 16, 2001 06:48 AM
ROB LEDINGHAM CLAIMS MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN DIG SAFELY TOUR EVENT AT GASPORT
Rob Ledingham drove to victory in the 50 lap Mr DIRT Sportsman
Dig Safely Series at Gasport Speedway Sunday Night. Ledingham led on
laps 3 and 4 and from lap 11 to the end to become the first local
driver since Bill Willard picked up the win in 1994. Ledingham claimed
the lead from Karl Comfort. 9 yellows slowed the pace of the main event.
Behind Ledingham and Comfort were Willy Decker, Rob Pietz and George
Bosse. The heats were won by Comfort, Ledingham, Randy Chrysler, Justin
Haers, and Paul Carey. Consi winners were: Willy Decker, Don Martin, and
Eldon Payne. 35 Sportsman competed for the 30 car starting field.
Invader Dan Schulz showed the fast way around Gasport in the 15
lap Pro Stock feature as Schulz battled with Jeff Dayman and Kenny
Sargent. Schulz too the lead with an inside pass on Dayman on lap 8 and
would hold on for his 1st Gasport win ever. Dayman was the runnerup
followed by Stan Zanchin, Rick Baker and Sargent. Dayman and Baker were
the heat winners.
The 15 lap Street Stocks was a battle to the end as Lloyd
Cichocki took the lead from the start and held off several hard charges
from point leader Mark Loveland and took home the close victory. Behind
Cichocki and Loveland were Jason Harper, Gordie Edwards, and Nick
Micallef. The heats were won by Rick Simons, Cichocki, and Edwards.
In the 15 lap Mini Stock feature Mike Baxter took the lead on lap
6 from Brian Lawrie and claimed the win. Lawrie held on for the runnerup
spot followed by Norm Mark, Rob Wagner and Blair Collings. Jake Adair
and Baxter took the heats.
Pit Notes: Pro Stocker Danny Gilbert drove Chris Crawford's Street Stock
4c to a 7th place finish after totaling his racer the previous night.
Ledingham will represent Gasport at Super Dirt Week in Syracuse in
October for his win this evening. All heats were completed without
cautions this evening. Great Job!!! Laps arefor sale for the August 5th
All Canadian Championships in all classes call Gasport for details at
(905)834-4797. Next up at Gasport will be a regular program plus a
Mechanics race or the Mini Stocks on July 22nd. Pit gates open at 4:30
grandstands at 5:00 and racing at 6:30. For more info call Gasport at
(905) 834-4797 or isit online at: www.gasportspeedway.com
MR. DIRT SPORTSMAN FINISH: ROB LEDINGHAM, Karl Comfort, Willy Decker,
Rob Pietz, George Bosse, Steve Gray, Paul Carey, Tim Jones, David Van
Horn, Don Martin, Chad Brachmann, Brad Rouse, Randy Chrysler, Darrell
Ebersole, Paul Gaboury, Adam Ferri, Scott George, Phil Vigneri, Justin
Haers, Jeff Leggett, Kevin Wills, Guy Bougie, Brian Elliottson, John
McKenney, John Plumb, Eldon Payne, Mark Schulz, Jason Pietz, **** Park,
and Dennis Giancola. DNS Todd Adamczak, Earl Sands, Danny Bastedo,
Dwayne Winfield and Brian Page.