Hunt & Williams Get First Career Wins At Waynesfield – July 5, 2014

Hunt & Williams Get First Career Wins At Waynesfield
July 5, 2014

Fireworks from the Indian Lake 4th of July celebration lit up the sky Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio as the weekend warriors returned for a shot at added another piece of hardware to their garage trophy case.  Fans in the stands waved American flags in honor of the countries 238th birthday as drivers reached back and tightened their belts one last time before the green flag flew.  Younger fans in attendance had the opportunity to participate in a cardboard car contest showing off their creativity and love for racing.  Prizes were awarded to all participants as well as some boisterous fans in the stands.  Fans were treated with a great night of racing seeing first time winners and weekly dominators in victory lane.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were first on the program with 17 trucks signing in to compete.  Terry Klopfenstein in the 70 and the 20K of Bill Keeler led the field to the first A-main green flag of the evening.  Keeler won the drag race into turn one shuffling Klopfenstein back to second to battle with a fastly approaching Kevin Knittle.  Knittle seemed to have a fast truck when it began to fall back allowing Chris Hicks and Mike Sawmiller jump into the lead pack.  WIth Knittle falling back, Keeler began to pull away from the field in his orange 20K.  The C01 driven by Logan Yelton brought out the only caution of the race when his truck spun off of corner number two.  Out of nowhere, the 7D of Devin Carl also spun down the front stretch sending him up onto the infield berm and straight through victory lane at a high rate of speed.  Both drivers were able to return for the restart.  Keeler knew Hicks and Sawmiller were closing in as soon as the green flag dropped for the restart.  Hicks and Sawmiller went door to door trying to sort out the battle for the second spot.  Keeler could not get away fast enough as he was caught up in the battle now for the top spot.  With under five laps to go, Hicks made the move of the race to go around Keeler for the lead.  He would go on to win the A-main.  Keeler managed to hold off a strong Sawmiller for second.  Ben Hower picked up the Bill Gross hard charger award advancing seven spots to finish sixth in the A-main.

The 20 lap Post AgriService UMP Modified A-main rolled off next.  The K9 of Scott Gerdeman and the 1 of Scotty Williams led the field to the start.  Gereman would win the drag race for a brief moment when Williams began to battle back.  The yellow flag came out with just two laps in the book for the 58P of Jim Post and the 44 of Zach Schroeder.  Post spun directly in front of Schroeder leaving him with no where to go. Schroeder would head to the hotpit to make some minor repairs to his 44 car.  The restart was rough for the 12 of Tom Jacobs and the M1G of Matt Twining as both of them spun around bringing out the caution.  Twining came to a stop on the inside of the track leaving Jacobs on the top side.  Once the green flag flew again the 147 of Bill Haager began to work his way through the field and score a spot in the top five.  That top five run was gone when his 147 car spun into the infield with six laps in kicking up a thick cloud of dust.  The bad luck streak for Haager continued when he was involved in a turn three accident with the 58P of Post.  One competitor made contact with the front stretch wall in the process of avoiding the accident, wedging a piece of metal into the wall.  It took six track officials and a few moments of time to remove the wedged piece of debris from the wall.  Brandon Vaughn in the 36 was quiet from the get go from his outside row two starting spot.  He made a challenge for the lead on the restart to claim the lead from Williams.  The move was successful just before the yellow came out again for the 31 of Ed Minnich just past the halfway point.  Vaughn led the field to the restart and took off like a rocketship leaving Williams far back in a cloud of dust.  Luck was on the side of Williams when the caution flag returned for Brandon Vaughn as his car came to a stop on the top side of turn one.  The car would head pitside with something mechanically incorrect causing it to completely lose power.  With Vaughn out, Williams would regain the lead and take the 1 car through a final caution and the checkered flag.  Scott Gerdeman had a great run finishing second and Tony Anderson in the 22T finishing in third after making a last minute run for the lead.  Kyle Peterson in the 00K advanced eight spots picking up the hard charger award.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints took the track third for their 20 lap feature.  The 00 of Michael Helterbran and the 63 of Dallas Hunt led the field to the green flag.  It was no contest into turn one as Hunt took off and built up a small lead already down the backstretch.  Hunt would lead the opening lap when the yellow flag flew for the 28J of Chris Bounds who spun around in turn two collecting the 11 of Corey Bedwell.  Bedwell reported to the hotpit for some minor repairs.  On the restart, Rod “Hot Rod” Henning jumped out of line and made a run on the lead pack from his outside row three starting spot.  A three way battle for second, third, and fourth developed that would go on up to the halfway signal.  Henning used his experience to split Gunar Lucius and Michael Helterbran down the center and move into second.  Racing froze when the 96 of Riley Van Hise went upside down on the exit of turn one.  Van Hise went off road using the infield one lap prior to rolling the 96 onto its side.  Track crew rolled the car back over onto all four wheels allowing Van Hise to leave the scene.  The E99 of Gage Etgen would come to a stop on the restart bringing out the final caution.  With ten laps left on the board, Hunt knew he had his hands full with Rod Henning right on his rear.  Restarts always worked into Hunt’s favor, with the final one being no exception.  Hunt got a great jump and pulled away from Henning.  At one point, Hunt posted a lap time in the bottom middle thirteen second bracket.  With laps winding down, the 63 seemed to be running well until lap traffic became a factor.  Working through traffic allowed Henning to close enough for Hunt to feel his presence.  The final laps saw Henning and Hunt trading sliders with Hunt coming out on the winning end.  Six hundredths of a second was the average time difference between the two cars in the final laps.  On the final corner, Henning gave the slider one last shot but came up a tire too short.  Hunt picked up his first career win on a photo finish with Henning.  Henning finished in a close second with Gary Campbell holding off Helterbran for a third place finish.  Dedication paid off for Hunt as he talked about his rollercoaster season during his Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane interview.  He even joked about how he was going to park the car and scratch the entire 2014 season with the bad luck he has had all season.  Anthony Haas in the 81H finished just outside the top ten and picked up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award.

The 25 lap Buckeye Machine Non Wing A-main pushed off next with two young drivers, Dallas Hewitt and Luke Hall, leading the field to the green flag.  Hewitt would take the top spot early moving Hall back to second.  The field came to an abrupt halt when Lee Underwood and Tim Calicoat got together sending Calicoat upside down.  Track officials rushed to the scene to find Calicoat responsive to their questions.  First responders determined that Calicoat needed medical attention as a precaution and elected to airlift him from the speedway.  Tim’s wife Leslie informed officials that her husband was being transported only as a precaution to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.  At the time of this release, no updates on his condition are available.  Waynesfield officials wish Tim a speedy recovery and ask members of the racing community to keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers.  After an extended delay, racing resumed with Dallas Hewitt once again beating Luke Hall on the restart.  Mike Dunlap in the 2B was a silent challenger who began to get boisterous as he made a move around Hall for second.  A move for the lead was cut short when the 87 of Paul Dues spun in turn four.  On the restart, Dunlap put some pressure on Hewitt again.  Hewitt took the pressure well as he began to pull away from the lead.  Near the halfway point, cars came to another dead stop when three cars got together with one going upside down.  Travis Hery and Cooper Clouse made contact sending Paul Dues airborne.  Dues climbed out of the 87 under his own power.  Both Clouse and Hery were running inside the top ten at the time of the crash.  Clouse would return to the race after a quick pitstop.  Another silent competitor made himself known on the restart as he powered through the lead pack for the top spot.  The 19 of Jimmy Snead posted the fastest lap of anyone in the 25 lap feature ten laps into the event.  The race would go caution free for the remainder with several lead changes and battles between Hewitt and Snead.  Mike Dunlap challenged Snead for second causing both of them to shuffle back.  This shuffle allowed Kyle Simon to make a run for the lead.  His run was successful in the closing laps granting him a one way ticket to Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane.  Dallas Hewitt, who led a majority of the laps, finished in second.  Mike Dunlap beat out Jimmy Snead for a third place finish.  Kent Wolters in the 12 picked up the hard charger award.

Two competitors failed to make the call for the 15 lap Indian Lake Outfitter Compact feature.  Current point lead, David Yoder, and weekly racer, Nick Glasgow, led the field to the green flag.  The cars stayed in their double file starting formation for the opening laps until Justin Durflinger came surging up the center trying to get into the top five.  Durflinger went door to door with Lucas Fuller in the 74.  Durflinger and Fuller used every inch of the racing surface, including the side panels of each others cars.  Cody Sanders, who started inside row six, came to stop on the banking in turn two bringing out the first of two caution flags.  On the restart, Glasgow had his hands full with Harvey Yoder challenging for the second spot.  Yoder wanted to go one on one with his brother David.  Justin Durflinger still wanted in the top five and took Fuller on for the fifth spot.  Fuller spun into the turn two portion of the infield bringing out the caution.  Jordan Iiams was in the wrong spot at the wrong time as he made contact with Fuller after the fact causing damage to the front of the 518.  The damage was only cosmetic as Iiams worked his way back through the field late in the race.  Iiams ended up with a fourth place finish after being sent to the tail at the midpoint in the event.  David Yoder would extend his race and points lead with the victory.  Harvey Yoder finished second.  Justin Durflinger, who challenged almost everyone on the track, came home third.  Robbie Tuttle posted a fifth place finish giving him the hard charger award.

Waynesfield will sit silent next Saturday to prepare for the 4th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial race featuring the BOSS non wing sprint cars.  The Post AgriService UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are all also on the program.  Adult general admission is just $12 for the full program, kids 11-15 are $6, and everyone under the age of ten is FREE.  Pit passes for the Dick Spencer Memorial are just $25.  Grandstands gates open at 5PM.  Warmups are scheduled to begin at 6PM.  The first green flag of the night waves just after 7PM.  Full details and updates on the event will be made available online at, on Facebook, and Twitter.

All drivers in attendance received great product certificate coupons in addition to their cash purse as part of the Contingency Connection.  Every event at Waynesfield Raceway Park this season is a Contingency Connection event with nearly $100,000 in  contingency awards up for grabs in 2014!  Details on the Contingency Connection is available online at or by talking with a track official at the races.



Block Insurance Tough Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 33-Mike Hicks[2]
  2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[4]
  3. 71-Chris Hicks[6]
  4. 20K-Bill Keeler[1]
  5. 7D-Devin Carl[9]
  6. 710-Ben Werling[8]
  7. 3M-Curtis Rayle[7]
  8. 48-Rex Kanorr[5]
  9. 1J-J.J Butler[3]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 37-Roy Miller[7]
  2. OJ-Shane Jacobs[1]
  3. 82-Kevin Knittle[2]
  4. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5]
  5. 28-Larry Fox[8]
  6. CO1-Logan Yelton[3]
  7. 316-Ben Hower[6]
  8. 41-Ethan Pope[4]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)

  1. 71-Chris Hicks[4]
  2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2]
  3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6]
  4. 37-Roy Miller[7]
  5. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[1]
  6. 710-Ben Werling[11]
  7. 316-Ben Hower[14]
  8. CO1-Logan Yelton[12]
  9. 28-Larry Fox[10]
  10. 7D-Devin Carl[9]
  11. OJ-Shane Jacobs[5]
  12. 41-Ethan Pope[16]
  13. 82-Kevin Knittle[3]
  14. 48-Rex Kanorr[15]

DNS. 33-Mike Hicks

DNS. 3M-Curtis Rayle

DNS. 1J-J.J Butler

Hard Charger: 316-Ben Hower[+7]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 35-Tim Cornett[1]
  2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[6]
  3. 1-Scottie Williams[5]
  4. 44-Zach Schroeder[9]
  5. 24-Terry Grilliot[7]
  6. 112-Chris Ullery[10]
  7. 31-Ed Minnich[3]
  8. 20P-Jamie Phlipot[8]
  9. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2]
  10. 20M-Josh Morton[4]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 58P-Jim Post[1]
  2. 147-Bill Haager[7]
  3. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2]
  4. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]
  5. 10H-Brad Hess[4]
  6. 20K-Bill Keeler[8]
  7. M1G-Matt Twining[5]
  8. 12-Tom Jacobs[6]
  9. OOK-Kyle Peterson[9]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)

  1. 1-Scottie Williams[2]
  2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[1]
  3. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]
  4. 44-Zach Schroeder[7]
  5. 20K-Bill Keeler[12]
  6. 58P-Jim Post[5]
  7. 112-Chris Ullery[11]
  8. 24-Terry Grilliot[9]
  9. 12-Tom Jacobs[16]
  10. OOK-Kyle Peterson[18]
  11. 20P-Jamie Phlipot[15]
  12. 10H-Brad Hess[10]
  13. 31-Ed Minnich[13]
  14. 36-Brandon Vaughan[4]
  15. 147-Bill Haager[3]
  16. 35-Tim Cornett[6]
  17. 20M-Josh Morton[19]
  18. M1G-Matt Twining[14]

DNS. 52-Weasel Phlipot

Hard Charger: OOK-Kyle Peterson[+8]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 44-Ron Coleman[2]
  2. 14-Gary Campbell[4]
  3. 63-Dallas Hunt[6]
  4. 22B-Brad Racer[1]
  5. 96-Riley VanHise[3]
  6. 4-Tyler Street[7]
  7. 81H-Anthony Haas[5]
  8. 20-Tyler Kindle[8]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 51-Jim Gordner[3]
  2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6]
  3. OO-Michael Helterbran[5]
  4. 328-Becca Stiefel[4]
  5. 50-Craig Stower[8]
  6. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[7]
  7. 28J-Chris Bounds[1]
  8. E99-Gage Etgen[2]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 28H-Rod Henning[1]
  2. 26-Howard McCormick[3]
  3. 8JR-JR Wood[2]
  4. 66-Chase Dunham[7]
  5. 11-Corey Bedwell[6]
  6. 17-Darin Collin[5]
  7. 39-Cole Roberson[4]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)

  1. 63-Dallas Hunt[2]
  2. 28H-Rod Henning[6]
  3. 14-Gary Campbell[5]
  4. OO-Michael Helterbran[1]
  5. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4]
  6. 44-Ron Coleman[8]
  7. 22B-Brad Racer[10]
  8. 66-Chase Dunham[12]
  9. 26-Howard McCormick[3]
  10. 8JR-JR Wood[9]
  11. 4-Tyler Street[16]
  12. 81H-Anthony Haas[19]
  13. 328-Becca Stiefel[11]
  14. 50-Craig Stower[14]
  15. 96-Riley VanHise[13]
  16. E99-Gage Etgen[23]
  17. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[17]
  18. 11-Corey Bedwell[15]
  19. 17-Darin Collin[18]
  20. 51-Jim Gordner[7]
  21. 20-Tyler Kindle[22]
  22. 28J-Chris Bounds[20]

DNS. 39-Cole Roberson

Hard Charger: 81H-Anthony Haas[+7]

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 21-Travis Hery[3]
  2. 19-Jimmy Snead[1]
  3. 18K-Todd Keen[5]
  4. 2-Dustin Ingle[4]
  5. 71-Stratton Briggs[2]
  6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[8]
  7. 46-Cody Gardner[7]
  8. 22JR-Thomas McCance[6]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]
  2. 9N-Luke Hall[6]
  3. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]
  4. 7R-Nick Daugherty[7]
  5. 87-Paul Dues[2]
  6. 14C-Andy Conley[4]
  7. 5-Mark Silva[3]
  8. 7-Tim Calicoat[8]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]
  2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[3]
  3. 63D-Jim Dues[4]
  4. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]
  5. 12-Kent Wolters[6]
  6. 5W-Jeff Williams[5]
  7. 9-Dave Disinger[2]
  8. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

A-Main –  (25 Laps)

  1. 23S-Kyle Simon[5]
  2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[1]
  3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4]
  4. 19-Jimmy Snead[3]
  5. 18K-Todd Keen[7]
  6. 9N-Luke Hall[2]
  7. 63D-Jim Dues[9]
  8. 12-Kent Wolters[15]
  9. 2-Dustin Ingle[10]
  10. 7R-Nick Daugherty[11]
  11. 71-Stratton Briggs[13]
  12. 21-Travis Hery[6]
  13. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[16]
  14. 14-Cooper Clouse[12]
  15. 14C-Andy Conley[17]
  16. 5-Mark Silva[20]
  17. 5W-Jeff Williams[18]
  18. 46-Cody Gardner[19]
  19. 24L-Lee Underwood[8]
  20. 22JR-Thomas McCance[22]
  21. 9-Dave Disinger[21]
  22. 17-Kevin Myers[24]
  23. 87-Paul Dues[14]
  24. 7-Tim Calicoat[23]

Hard Charger: 12-Kent Wolters[+7]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (14 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 17-Justin Durflinger[2]
  2. 74-Lucas Fuller[1]
  3. 85G-Nick Glasgow[5]
  4. 30-Keith Staley[4]
  5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6]
  6. 27S-Cody Sanders[3]
  7. 34-James sorrell[7]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

  1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2]
  2. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]
  3. 95-David Yoder[7]
  4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1]
  5. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[6]
  6. 71-Kolton Waughtel[4]
  7. 16-Jason Long[5]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)

  1. 95-David Yoder[1]
  2. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]
  3. 17-Justin Durflinger[6]
  4. 518-Jordan Iiams[5]
  5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[9]
  6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[8]
  7. 30-Keith Staley[7]
  8. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[10]
  9. 85G-Nick Glasgow[2]
  10. 16-Jason Long[14]
  11. 74-Lucas Fuller[4]
  12. 27S-Cody Sanders[11]

DNS. 71-Kolton Waughtel

DNS. 34-James Sorrell

Hard Charger: 27X-Robbie Tuttle[+4]

(c)2014 – Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

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