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Seven different Feature Winners kick off the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend at Dixie Motor Speedway.

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

 

21 Nick Clemens - Mt, Morris, MI - Modifieds Feature Winner for May 22nd.Birch Run, Michigan –It was Kids Bike Night and Civil Servant Night at the Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan as there were seven big features to kick start the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend in the state of Michigan. Up first was the Street Stocks 25-lap Make-Up Feature that was rained out on May 15th. The Make-Up Feature was the first event of the night on the 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval right after the National Anthem. Montrose, Michigan veteran, Al Boitel Jr., took the lead from pole-sitter, Bob Robinson on Lap Seven (7) and it was all Boitel Jr., from there.

 

The driver of the Red Wing Shoes Chevrolet held off Curtis Hayden and Jason Hitsman to score his first Feature Win of the 2009 season. Hayden settled for second while Jason Hitsman, Chris Stearns, Mike Vandecar, Maverick Morrow, Ed Newman Jr., Bob Robinson, Rob Sullivan, and Josh Hahn completed the Top 10.

 

As for the regularly scheduled racing events of the night, the 30-lap Pro Late Models Feature rolled out as the first feature of the night on the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved d-shaped oval as Bridgeport, Michigan veteran, Mark Klein in his Schaefer-Bierlin Dodge of Frankenmuth Dodge took the lead from Joe Hodgeson Jr., on Lap 16 and led the final 14 laps en route to his first Feature Win of the 2009 racing season.

 

Marty England came home second while Ken O’Connor was third over Schaefer-Bierlien Dodge of Frankenmuth Hard-Charger of the Race for the second time in a row, Mark Welch, who started 20th and finished Fourth. Joe Hodgeson Jr., completed the Top Five.

 

Two-Time Owosso Speedway Track Champion, Tony Hoose picked up a sixth place finish while Two-Time Defending Track Champion, Ed Doutre Jr., Opening Night 2009 Feature Winner and Three-Time Track Champion, Chad Bennett, Lonnie Saumier, and Fast Qualifier, 16-year-old Blake Childers rounded out the Top 10.

 

Childers, the 2008 Rookie of the Year, was the fastest of a stellar 20 Pro Late Models in Qualifying as he turned a 16.180 while Rick Osborn Jr., and Bryan Renner scored heat race wins.

 

The Modified 30-lap Feature was next as 2005 Dixie Motor Speedway Modifieds Track Champion, Nick Clemens passed outside front row starter, Rick Wiecorek on Lap 19 and from there, the Mt. Morris, Michigan stand out in his Fairhaven Auto Parts Chevrolet cruised to his first Feature Win of the 2009 racing season.

 

Wiecorek held on for second while Jeff Reamer, Dave Christensen, and Mike Luberda Sr., were the Top Five. Rod Laney was sixth and was followed by Two-time Defending Track Champion and Opening Night 2009 Feature Winner, Chuck Silva who was seventh as Gavin Hunyady, Don Gilbert, and Matt Severn completed the Top 10.

 

Ken O’Connor, who was pulling double duty in both a Pro Late Model and Modified, set fast time in the Mods with a 15.946, just 0.042 seconds off the track record, which is a 15.904 set by Donny Matteson Jr., back on July 21, 2006. O’Connor also won his heat while Severn took the other heat race win.

 

As for the 25-lap Sportman Feature, Defending Track Champion, Kevin Harder drove around early race leader, Joe Cunningham with 10 laps to go and the Bay City, Michigan driver in his Roach’s Lawn Care Chevrolet went on to score his first Feature Win of the 2009 racing season.

 

Harder had to fight off teammates, Cunningham and New Track Record Holder, Don Riley to score the hard fought Feature Win. Chet Allen was fourth and was followed by last week’s Feature Winner, Chris Stearns, who completed the Top Five. Tony Basalone was sixth as John Forsythe III, Scott Dann, Gary Shank Jr., and Dennis Roys finished off the Top 10.

 

Earlier in the day in qualifying, Riley broke the Track Record previously held by Harder as Riley went a 17.184 in Qualifying,
beating the track record, which was a 17.250, by 0.066 Seconds. Cunningham and Allen picked up Heat Race Wins.

 

The final Feature of the night on the 4/10s mile was for the visiting Great Lakes Super Cup Series as Morgen Baird grabbed the lead from pole-sitter, Aaron Langlois on Lap Three (3) and the Grass Lake, Michigan driver held off the advances of Dave Wilson and Dave Harrison to pick up the Feature Win in the 25-lap Feature.

 

Wilson finished second as Harrison, Jesse Thatcher, and Todd Wilfong were the Top Five. Langlois was sixth as Fast Qualifier Trent Jensen, Scott Swem, Nick Byrne, and Freeman Hotchstetler completed the Top 10.

 

Jensen established the Great Lakes Super Cup Series Track Record on the 4/10s mile with a 19.763 in Qualifying over a 15-car field. hatcher and Baird picked up the Heat Race Wins.

 

The Great Lakes Super Cup Series returns to Dixie Motor Speedway on Friday, June 19th as paer of Kids Carnival Night at the races. The third and final appearance by the Otsego, Michigan based series will be on Friday, September 4th as they join the Auto Value Super Sprints on the 4/10s mile.

 

On the adjoining 1/3 mile, the Street Stocks returned for their second feature of the night as Defending Street Stocks Track Champion, Ed Newman Jr., passed pole-sitter, Josh Hahn on Lap 11 of the 25-lap Feature and the driver of the Zervan Masonry Chevrolet scored his first Feature Win of the season and first victory since an off-track accident that left the New Lothrop, Michigan driver in a wheelchair for the majority of this past winter!

 

Hahn finished a career high second in his 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle while Curtis Hayden, Maverick Morrow, and Rob Sullivan were the Top Five. Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame driver, Jay Woolworth finished a strong sixth earning the Schaefer-Bierlin Dodge of Frankenmuth Hard-Charger award while Fast Qualifier Jason Hitsman, Dewey Romans, and two rookies, Jake Caverly and Aaron Spearling finished off the Top 10.

 

Hitsman was the Fast Qualifier for the night with a 16.540 while Bob Robinson and Newman Jr., scored the Heat Race Wins.

 

To complete the night, it was Round I of the Sport Stocks Local Series as Jeremy Snellenberger started on the outside of the front row held off a late charge from veteran, Darren Bohne and steered his Trans by Snellenberger Dodge into victory lane to win.

 

The driver from near-by Bridgeport, Michigan went on to lead all 15 laps from his outside front row starting spot and scored the win in the Sport Stocks Local Series Round I Feature as Bohne came home in second place. Andrew Shelton, Tim Cummings, and Fast Qualifier / Heat Race Winner, 14-year-old Jake Thompson completed the Top Five.

 

Thompson established the Sport Stocks Track Record with an 18.417 around the 1/3 mile and also won the heat. The Sport Stocks Local Series Round II is set for Sunday, June 7th.

 

The next event on the 2009 Dixie Motor Speedway calendar is set for Friday, May 29th as it’ll be Church Youth Group Night and Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club (M.A.R.F.C.) Night. There will be a Fastor Pastor Race and any 2009 member of the M.A.R.F.C. who show their membership card will get in for FREE!

 

Highlighting the night will be the Weekly Local Racing Series Bombers and Figure 8s who will both run Double Features! In addition to their regularly scheduled events for May 29th, both divisions will make uptheir May 15th Features that werelost due to Mother Nature. Bombers will run Twin 20-lap Features while the exciting Figure 8s will race Twin 15-lap Features.

 

Also in attendance and making their first of two appearances during the 2009 racing season will be the Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Michigan Legends Series as they participate in the Michigan Spring Regionals Day I. The following day, the Michigan Legends Series will head to Dixie’s sister track to the Southwest, Owosso Speedway for the Michigan Spring Regionals Day II.

 

Joining the Michigan Legends, Bombers, and Figure 8s on the adjoining 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval will be theStreet Stocks while the Pro Late Models, and Modifieds willall take on themain 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval. Sportsman will have May 29th off.

 

Every Friday night, the Pit Gates Open at 1:00p.m. Rotating Practice begins at 3:00p.m. The Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:30p.m., and Racing will get the green flag at 7:30p.m.

 

General Admission for May 29th is; Adults – $12.00, Seniors / 60 and over – $10.00, Students (13-17) – $8.00, Children (6-12) – $5.00 and Kids Five (5) and Under are absolutely FREE. Pit Passes on regular race nights are $25.00.

 

For more information, please call: 1 (989) 624-9778 or 1 (989) 709-6113. You can also log onto the track website at:
www.dixiemotorspeedway.com

 

By Matt Prieur and Chris Fobbe – Dixie Motor Speedway

Eight Features on tap for Church Youth Group Night / Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Night at Dixie Motor Speedway.

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Birch Run, Michigan– The next event on the 2009 Dixie Motor Speedway calendar is set for Friday, May 29th as
it’ll be Church Youth Group Night and Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club (M.A.R.F.C.) Night at the speedway. There will also be a Fastor Pastor Race and any 2009 member of the M.A.R.F.C. who show their membership card will get in for FREE!

Eight Big Features are on tap and highlighting the night will be the Weekly Local Racing Series Bombers and Figure 8s who will both run Double Features! In addition to their regularly scheduled events for May 29th, both divisions will make up their May 15th Features that were lost due to Mother Nature. Bombers will run Twin 20-lap Features while the exciting Figure 8s will race in Twin 15-lap Features.

Also in attendance and making their first of two appearances during the 2009 racing season will be the Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Michigan Legends Series as they participate in the Michigan Spring Regionals Day I. The following day, the Michigan Legends Series will head to Dixie’s sister track to the Southwest, Owosso Speedway for the Michigan Spring Regionals Day II.

Joining the Michigan Legends, Bombers, and Figure 8s on the adjoining 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval will be the Street Stocks while the Pro Late Models and Modifieds will take on the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval. Sportsman will have this Friday off.

Every Friday night, the Pit Gates Open at 1:00p.m. Rotating Practice begins at 3:00p.m. The Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00p.m. Qualifying is set for 5:30p.m., and Racing will get the green flag at 7:30p.m. General Admission is; Adults – $12.00, Seniors / 60 and over – $10.00, Students (13-17) – $8.00, Children (6-12) – $5.00 and Kids Five (5) and Under are absolutely FREE. Pit Passes on regular race nights are $25.00.

For more information, please call: 1 (989) 624-9778 or 1 (989) 709-6113. You can also log onto the website at:
www.dixiemotorspeedway.com

Schultz wins a long awaited victory at Fiesta City Speedway

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The #96 of Brian Schultz started the Late Model feature on the pole on Friday night at FCS with #7 of Scott Lehn on the outside pole. At the drop of the flag Lehn took the lead from Schultz who was in 2nd and # 90 of Chuck Kelly in third. By the end of the 1st lap the # 7M of local driver Rick Schroeder took the lead. Schroeder took the lead and held on for most of the race until a caution with 13 laps to go. On the restart Schroeder again took the lead with Schultz & Kelly battling hard for the 2nd spot. The X car of Chuck Swenson from Watertown, SD came into the picture racing hard with Schultz & Kelly. With only 2 laps to go, the hard charging # 96 of Schultz catches the fast Schroeder.As the final lap approaches, Schultz catches Schroeder and coming out of turn 4 Schultz passes Schroeder for his 1st win of the season! Schroeder takes 2nd and the X of Chuck Swenson takes 3rd.

Another local driver in the Pure Stocks, #32 Jordan Tollakson who started 6th in the field of 13 cars took the lead with just 5 laps into the race, hanging on to win the feature. The B32 of Ross Bjerkeset held off his brother, #3 Randy Bjerkeset throughout the race to get the 2nd place finish and Randy finished 3rd.

The 12 car field of the WISSOTA Mod 4′s started with #36 of Ryan Buer, Willmar on the pole & local driver #66 of Justin Smith was on the outside pole. After the drop of the green flag a caution came out for a spin out on turn one. On the restart Buer led with pressure being put on by 16T of Milan’s Tim Kanten & #99 Justin Bjorkland, Renville. Kanten was able to get the lead for 1 lap until Bjorklund passed him with 6 laps to go and took the win.Kanten finished 2nd, 7L of Tyler Larson, Pennock took 3rd. Justin Smith #66 finished 4th and Buer 5th.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature started with 17 cars taking the green flag. The #71 of Justin Tammen, Clara City took the lead on the 1st lap with a hard charging Jim Williams # 22W of DeGraff coming up through the field. They battled back and
forth and with only 5 laps to go Tammen went of turn 2. On the restart Williams took the lead for a short time till he got up high and in the marbles on turn 3 & 4 and went off the track also. Ryan Buer # F7 took the lead and held on for the
win with #7 Ben Albertson taking 2nd, Travis Berends # 2*, Montevideo finishing 3rd.

14 cars started the WISSOTA Super Stock feature with # 5H Bob Holtquist of Milbank,SD on the pole and #29, Jeff Crouse, Alexandria on the outside pole. After the first lap # 71X of Cory Tammen, Clara City took the lead and was able to hold on throughout the race for the win. Mike Peterson # 1P of Dawson got 2nd with Don Shaw in the 42S taking the third spot.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had a field of 23 cars take the green at FCS. The very fast 4B of Matt Suckow from Holloway took the lead from the pole and held on to win. Ryan Bjerkeset in his # 00 came through the field from the twelfh starting position to take 2nd place, 11N of Brandon Nelson, New London took 3rd place.

Next week races are sponsored by Casey’s General Store & Neon Needles. Admission for fans 55 & over will be $5.00.

Racing will start at 7 p.m.

Hope to see you all there on another great night of racing & great food!

Repeat Winners Rule at Eagle Valley Speedway On Memorial Day

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Jim Falls, WI, –Driving a new Shaw by Taylor, Keith Tourville swept the WISSOTA Modifieds getting his third win of the weekend and his third of the year. Mike Keller, last week’s winner in the WISSOTA Super Stocks, followed up this week with another win. Shane Halopka, after some early year trials and tribulations, picked up his third win of the year and completed a sweep in his WISSOTA Midwest Modified. Cory Crapser, on his way toward the quest of another National WISSOTA Street Stock title, picked up his eleventh win of the year, completing a sweep for the night. George Richards picked up a win
and completed a sweep in his Eagle Valley Pure Stock and Rocky Kempe picked up his first win of the year and completed a sweep in the Eagle Valley Hornets.

After driving to Texas earlier in the week to pick up a new car, Keith Tourville won his heat race. After starting on the outside of the front row for the feature, Tourville took an immediate lead with Kevin Adams, who had started fourth in hot pursuit. Tourville and Adams ran one and two for three laps until the motor in Adams car developed a problem. After a loud pop, Adams exited the track leaving Bryan Nayes, who had started on the pole, with the task of catching Tourville. Tourville and Nayes then continued to battle, but Tourville’s car was obviously the strongest in the field and by mid-race Tourville led the field by at least a full turn. Meanwhile, back in the pack, Nayes continued to run second, Dustin Nelson, who had started fifth, ran a solid third, Mike Anderson, who had started eighth, ran fourth, and Steve Hallquist, who started
fourth, ran fifth. By race end, Tourville had a full straight lead, Nayes ran second, Nelson ran third, Anderson was fourth and Cory Crapser finished fifth, after starting sixth. Tourville’s win, in the Bikeman Performance. Com-sponsored WISSOTA Modified, was his third of the weekend.

It had been a challenging year, up until last week, for the Keller WISSOTA Super Stock racing team, but last week the team met the challenge and won their first feature. Luck continued to be on Keller’s side as Mike Keller started on the outside of the front row and shot to an early lead at the drop of the green flag. With heat winner, Aaron Wilson, who had started third, giving chase, Keller continued to lead, as Eric Olson, who had started fourth, dogged Wilson for second. Just behind Olson, Paul Erikson, who had started fifth; heat winner, Shawn Huse, who started seventh, and Jeff Tardy, who started sixth, fought tooth and nail for fourth. By mid-race, Keller had stretched his lead with Wilson doing his best to stay
competitive as Olson ran third, Huse ran fourth, and Erikson ran fifth. By race end Keller had built up a substantial lead and took the win in his Midwest Stainless-sponsored WISSOTA Super Stock, Wilson finished second, Olson hung on to third, Huse ran fourth, and Jeff Tardy finished in fifth.

After suffering a variety of problems early in the season, including the loss of his primary motor, Shane Halopka was looking good as he sat on the outside of the front row of the feature after winning his heat. Halopka was off to an early lead as the race began with Travis Anderson, who had started on the pole, running second. Anderson’s hopes soon faded as he began to drop in the field and eventually pulled off after the completion of lap five. After a succession of two restarts, one for a spinning Scott Erickson in turn one and another for a spinning Cooper Dohms on the restart lap, heat winner, Mark Gerth, moved into the second spot, after starting seventh. Mike Truscott, who had started fourth, continued to run third, but was replaced by lap seven by Ronnie Rihn, who had started sixth. By mid-race, Halopka continued to lead, Gerth ran second,
Travis Krause, who had started fifth, ran third, Rihn ran fourth, and Truscott ran fifth. With just two laps to go, Scott Erickson, who had worked his way back up to tenth, rolled his car in turn three. Erickson was bruised, but otherwise okay, and after his car was removed the race continued with green, white, checkered. Halopka won, getting his third win of the year in his Bob Seckora-Coldwell Banker-sponsored WISSOTA Midwest Modifed, followed by Gerth, Krause, Rihn, and Truscott.

Coming into the night with ten wins, Cory Crapser was looking forward to completing a sweep after starting fourth in the feature. Ron Hanestad, though, had other ideas as Hanestad, who started on the outside of the front row, was off to a quick lead. Hanestad dominated early, but Crapser was on the move and by the end of lap one was trailing Hanestad. Hanestad continued to lead and appeared to be building on the lead early, but Crapser charged up on the line he was running and by lap seven had come up to Hanestad’s driver’s door. By lap eight, Crapser had made the move for the lead with
Hanestad in second; Mike Conrad, who had started third, in third; and Scott Miller, who had started on the pole, in fourth. By race end, Crapser had taken the win in his Troy’s Shop Racing Engine-sponsored WISSOTA Street Stock completing a sweep and getting his eleventh feature win of the year. Crapser was followed by Hanestad, Conrad, and Miller.

Rick Weir and Josh Walstrom were on the pole for the Eagle Valley Pure Stock feature, but it was Cody Kummer, who had started sixth, who took the early lead. Kummer led the first four laps of the feature when he was passed by heat winner, George Richards. Richards and Kummer ran side-by-side for the next five or six laps, but Richards was the stronger of the two and with two laps to go, clearly led. Richards took the win in his Richard’s Repair-sponsored pure stock with Kummer, Simon Wahlstrom, (heat winner) Zach Manley, and Weir filling out the top five.

It’s been a long time coming, but Rocky Kempe put a great night of racing together and completed a sweep in the Eagle Valley Hornet division. After winning his heat, Kempe started fourth, but soon made quick work of getting to the front, leaving front row starters, Matt Marvin and Shawn Warner fighting for second. Kempe dominated the race, taking the win in his Johnson Concrete-sponsored Hornet. Marvin, Mike Peters, who had started third, and Randy Anderson filled out the top runners.

Racing action continues on Sunday, May 31, when Cesspool Clener Service presents the races. Pits open at 4:00, cut off time is 5:30; hot laps are at 5:30, with racing beginning at 6:00. Come join the fun where the valley heats up!

Keep June 21-Fastrack Late Models Series Races-and July 5-WISSOTA Dart Late Model Challenge Series Races-open on your race calendar

By Gene Harmelink

New Winners in Victory Lane at Volusia Speedway Park

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Barberville, FL (May 30, 2009) After two weeks off from racing, Volusia Speedway Park returned to action Saturday night with plenty of cars and fans ready for some great short track dirt action. 

It was STIMULUS NIGHT at Volusia for anyone who has found themselves on the unemployment line in today’s crazy economy.  A family of four was admitted absolutely FREE for the night with their unemployment check stub and ID. 

After the Late Models, Sportsman and Modifieds ran their hot laps, it was obvious that even with all the rain of the last few weeks, water needed to be added to the track surface to counter the dirt flying in the air.  “Fans need to see the races,” said General Manger Tonya Moschell, “and racers need to see each other.” Adding the water did the trick and the track was great after that.

Twenty one Late Models filled the field for their twenty five lap feature as they prepare for the 14th Annual Powell Memorial United Dirt Late Model 75 next Friday night at Ocala Speedway.  On the pole was Lawton Minchew but it was Matt Hartley who lead from green to checkered.  Hartley quickly took the point on the green over Minchew, Tyler Ivey, Adam Bedenbaugh, and Joe Kump with his new J17 car.  Kump wasted no time passing Bedenbaugh for fourth.

The first caution came out on lap 2 for Donnie Chappell who spun at the top of turns 1 and 2.  Chappell made a quick pit for crew attention and returned to the rear of the field for the restart.  Minchew on the inside, Hartley on the outside as the green waves once again.  Hartley again takes the point over Minchew, Ivey, Kump and Badenbaugh.  Lap 6 Badenbaugh puts the heat on Kump and takes over fourth as Kump goes to fifth.  Dillon Wood now appears in the top five with his #26 making it Hartley, Minchew, Ivey, Badenbaugh, Wood, Kump, Richard Ferry, Stanton Mills, Jeff Phipps and Darrell Padgett in the top ten.

By lap 14, the two 17′s are fighting for position.  Ferry challenges Kump for sixth but Kump will have nothing to do with the challenge and holds the position.  Suddenly on lap 16, Kump begins to slow and pulls off the track, done for the night.  Lap 20 sees Ivey looking to pass Minchew for second but Michew says “no way” and shuts the door.

With one lap left to go, Robert Donaly and Jeff Phipps get together bringing out the last caution of the race.  Phipps is against the wall after a hard hit but is fine but not very happy.  Hartley once again takes the point on the restart and the checkered for his first win of the season followed by Lawton Minchew, Adam Bedenbaugh, Tyler Ivey and Stanton Mills.

Mark Whitener, Adam Bedenbaugh, and Tyler Ivey who came from Tallahassee to race, were the heat winners.

Twenty one Sportsman took the green for their twenty lap feature with David Clegg on the pole.  Clegg quickly took the point over Shaun Daughtarty, Paul Shead, and Danny Vogel, Jr.  But it was a very short green as Collin Wright brought out the caution on lap 1.  Wright was fine but was towed in to the pits ending his night before it really began.
Clegg on the inside, Daugharty on the outside for the restart as Clegg once again takes the point over Daugharty, Paul Shead, Garrett Stewart, and Todd Ponce.  Daugharty puts the heat on Clegg and takes over the point as Clegg slides to second followed by Shead, Stewart, and Ponce.  Ponce passes Stewart for fourth as Danny Vogel, Jr.  also takes advantage of Stewart and takes over fifth as Stewart settles into sixth.
Ken Hall, Jr.  has problems on lap 4 as he has a right rear tire go down on the backstretch.  Hall quickly goes into the pits without bringing out the caution for a new tire.  Daugharty continues to lead the way over Clegg, Shead, Ponce, Stewart, Vogel, Steve Shead, Alan Peacock, Shane Williams and Aaron Barsness.

Steve Branton brings out the caution on lap 8 as he finds himself against the turn 4 wall.  Branton is fine but also done for the night.  Clegg on the inside, Daugharty on the outside as the green waves.  As Clegg and Daugharty do some great side-by-side action for the point on the restart, it is Daugharty who wins the battle followed by Daugharty, Ponce, Shead and Vogel, Jr.  Alan Peacock takes over fifth as Vogel goes to sixth.  Peacock then puts the heat on Ponce but Ponce quickly shuts the door on Peacock. 

By lap 15 it is Daugharty, Clegg, Shead, Ponce, Peacock, Vogel, Steve Shead, Drew Smith, Stewart, and Williams.  Vogel puts the heat on Peacock and takes back fifth as Shaun Daugharty crosses the checkered and takes the win over David Clegg, Paul Shead, Todd Ponce, and Danny Vogel, Jr.  Heat winners were Danny Vogel, Jr., Paul Shead and Garrett Stewart.
Ronnie Chance, Larry Burkins and Rob Underwood took the heat wins for the Modifieds.  Nineteen cars took the green for the twenty lap feature with Jimmy Carter on the pole.  But before a lap was in the books, the yellow came out for a pile-up in turns 1 and 2 collecting Charles Oneill, Michael Phillips, and Justin Tilton.  All are able to roll away except for Charles Oneill was has to be towed into the pits for some crew attention.
Since no lap was done, a total restart was in order as Carter takes the inside and James Smith is on the outside.  Carter quickly takes the point on the green over Rob Underwood, James Smith, Larry Burkins and Ronnie Chance.  Chance passes Burkins and takes over fourth as Burkins settles into fifth.

Richard Livemois brings out the caution on lap 3 as he has problems coming off turn 4 and tries to make it to the pits but finds himself stopped on the frontstretch.  Livemois is towed off the track and the green comes back out as Carter leads the way over Underwood, Chance, Smith and Shane Burrows.  It is a fight for positions in the top five as the caution comes out on lap 7 for Charlie Phillips who has spun in turns 1 and 2.  Phillips rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

Carter on the inside, Chance on the outside as the green waves.  Carter takes the point over Chance, Burkins, Dale Murray and Underwood.  Chance passes Carter for the lead but Carter comes right back and passes Chance retaking the point.  The caution comes out on lap 9 for Phillips, Tilton, Mark Padgett, and P.J.  Wiggins who have gotten together in turns 1 and 2.  Charlie Macnichol and Randy Hecker also spin over in turns 3 and 4 but are given back their spots for the restart as their spin was not the one that brought out the caution. 

With Carter on the inside and Chance on the outside, the green waves once again but it is another short green as Kenneth Blair has spun in turn 1.  The field goes to a single file restart as Carter takes the point on the green but the yellow comes right back out for debris on the track from Blair. 

One more try at the green and this time it works as Carter leads the way over Chance, Burkins, Murray, Underwood, Burrows, Smith, Hecker, Macnichol, and Charlie Phillips.  Lap 12 sees Chance take over the point as Carter goes to second.  Burrows puts the heat on Underwood and takes over fifth.  After a great run, Jimmy Carter is off the track on lap 14, done for the night.  Chance continues to lead the way over Burkins, Murray, Burrows, and Underwood.  Burrows puts the heat on Murray but Murray shuts the door.  Chance builds a fifteen car lead over second place Burkins and takes the checkered for his first win followed by Larry Burkins, Dale Murray, Shane Burrows, and Rob Underwood.
Ten cars were in the field for the fifteen lap Thunder Stock race.  This is the biggest field yet for the Thunder Stocks as they build up this new division.  Curtis Clark had the pole and quickly took the point on the green over Scott Mooers, Richard Calmes, Sean Babcock, and Matthew Schell.  Points leader Mooers wastes no time and takes over the point followed by Clark, Calmes, Schell, and Babcock.  Calmes puts the heat on Schell and takes over third as Schell goes to fourth. 

The caution comes out on lap 5 as Schell slows and slowly makes his way to the pit bringing out the caution.  Mooers on the inside and Clark on the outside for the restart as Mooers once again takes the point over Clark, Calmes, David Walls, and Babcock.  Randy Strehle’s new ride begins to smoke in the corners but it does not stop Strehle as he races hard for position.  The yellow comes out on lap 10 for Sean Babcock who has spun in turns 1 and 2.

Now comes the craziness of the night as the 57 of Matthew Schell is told to get off the track since he purposely brought out the caution and was told not to come back to the field.  Schell removes his steering wheel, gloves and is having a nice discussion with the flagman as Randy Strehle waits in turn 4 to be pushed in since his smoking machine has given up the ghost.  Schell finally puts his wheel back on but is definitely not happy with the call.
Back to the green as Mooers leads the way over Clark, Calmes, James Sullivan III, and David Walls.  The yellow comes out again on lap 11 for Calmes who has spun in turn 2 and is towed in.  With only four laps left to the checkered, it is an all out battle for postion as Mooers leads the way over Clark, Sullivan, Walls, and Skip Land.  Mooers takes the checkered as Land spins in turn 4 going to the checkered.  Mooers takes the win over James Sullivan III, David Walls, Sean Babcock, and Skip Land.
The 03 of Curtis Clark was actually second but failed to go to tech after the race and was given the tenth place finishing position.  One WILD and crazy race.

Last race of the night was the 4 Cylinder Challengers with 14 cars in the field.  On the pole was Dalton Strehle but it was Gilbert Espy who took the point on the green.  But it was another crazy, crazy race as Strehle spins in turn 1.  Things went alittle nuts as Tony Laporta found himself against the turn 2 wall and done for the night with RJ Glaser spinning to avoid Laporta.  The red flag comes out as the track is cleared.  This is the first race that Tony Laporta has not finished all 15 laps.

The race goes back to green as Espy has the inside and Strehle has the outside for the restart.  But it is a no-start as Danny Lunn is dead in the water on the backstretch.  Lunn is pushed into the pits also done for the night.
Once again, it is Espy on the inside and Strehle on the outside as Espy takes the point over Strehle, Leonard Underwood Jr., RJ Glaser, and Davey Wolf.  Glaser passes Underwood for third as Underwood settles into fourth.  Wolf then puts the heat on Underwood as he takes over fourth followed by Gilford Williams who takes fifth.
Lap 6 sees Danny Lunn return to the field as Espy leads the way over Strehle, Glaser, Wolf, Underwood, David Ladrie, Gilford Williams, Kasey Mircle and Lunn.  Strehle tries but cannot pass Espy for the point as Espy takes the checkered for his second win of the season over Dalton Strehle, RJ Glaser, Davey Wolf, and Leonard Underwood Jr.

Join us next week as the Modifieds go for $1000 to win.  The Mini Stocks will be back for $500 to win along with the Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Thunder Stocks.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK

MAY 30, 2009

LATE MODELS

 1.  #66H Matt Hartley

 2.  #23 Lawton Michew

 3.  #26 Adam Bedenbaugh

 4.  #47 Tyler Ivey 

 5.  #16 Stanton Mills

 6.  #26 Dillon Wood

 7.  #17 Richard Ferry

 8.  #46P Darell Padgett

 9.  #09 Rob Underwood

10. #56B Dave Barber, Jr.

11. #0 Shane Williams

12. #71 Scott Sweet

13. #30 Larry Anderson

14. #32P Jeff Phipps

15. #31 Robert Donaly

16. #25 Donnie Chappell

17. #J17 Joe Kump

18. #RP1 William Bud Rose

19. #21Q Chris Freeman

20. #W5 Mark Whitener

21. #1 Wayne Shugert

SPORTSMAN

 1.  #00 Shaun Daugharty

 2.  #P4 David Clegg

 3.  #80 Paul Shead

 4.  #007 Todd Ponce

 5.  #99 Danny Vogel, Jr.

 6.  #5 Alan Peacock

 7.  #10 Steve Shead

 8.  #29 Drew Smith

 9.  #67 Garrett Stewart

10. #21 Shane Williams

11. #3 Ken Hall, Sr.

12. #11 Aaron Barsness

13. #42M Timothy Miller

14. #05 Dan Lane, Sr.

15. #17 Marc Kinley

16. #17H Blaise Hetznecker

17. #11R George Richards

18. #03 Ken Hall, Jr.

19. #40 Steve Branton

20. #57 Karl Heinz Hass

21. #38 Collin Wright

MODIFIED

 1.  #7S Ronnie Chance

 2.  #54B Larry Burkins

 3.  #66 Dale Murray

 4.  #01 Shane Burrows

 5  #77 Rob Underwood

 6.  #40 James Smith

 7.  #11 Charlie Macnichol

 8.  #410 Kenneth Blair

 9.  #21H Randy Hecker

10. #92 Charlie Phillips

11. #11 Michael Phillips

12. #75 Jimmy Carter

13. #75C Charles Oneill

14. #23 Mark Padgett

15. #41D Darron Smith

16. #410 P.J. Wiggins

17. #49 Justin Tilton

18. #Z06 Larry Mott

19. #71 Richard Livernois

THUNDER STOCKS

 1.  #10 Scott Mooers

 2.  #14 James Sullivan III

 3.  #35 David Walls

 4.  #9 Sean Babcock

 5.  #0 Skip Land

 6.  #07 Richard Calmes

 7.  #24 Randy Strehle

 8.  #57 Matthew Schell

 9.  #28 Glenn Vincent

10. #03 Curtis Clark

4 CYLINDER CHALLENGERS

 1.  #6E Gilbert Espy

 2.  #75S Dalton Strehle

 3.  #004 RJ Glaser

 4.  #01 Davey Wolf

 5.  #66 Leonard Underwood Jr.

 6.  #11 David Ladrie

 7.  #75 Gilford Williams

 8.  #H17 Kasey Mircle

 9.  #39.5 Danny Lunn

10. #5S Thomas Parker

11. #3T Tony Laporta

12. #64 Mike Budka

13. #B12 Brian Smith

14. #15 William Buell