Westfall Wins Dick Spencer Memorial BOSS Race – July 19, 2014

Westfall Wins Dick Spencer Memorial BOSS Race
July 19, 2014

Legendary racer and contributor to the sport of auto racing was honored Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio part of one of the biggest non wing sprint races in the State of Ohio.  Dick Spencer and his legacy lived on through an entire section of friends and family who were on hand for the 4th annual event.  Track owner Greg Shobe shared his thoughts on the man who did so much for the sport and the personal relationship he developed with Dick in front of a packed house of fans eager to see a true non wing Ohio showdown.  Fans also gathered together to take a moment to think of Tim Calicoat and his family.  Tim, driver of the #7 non wing, was involved in a crash at Waynesfield two weeks earlier resulting in him being airlifted from the racetrack.  Track official Jamie Sizemore took the incident seriously and developed a raffle to help Tim and his family with medical expenses from the crash.  Fans were able to enter their name in a prize raffle for donations to Tim’s recovery fund.  A helmet was also passed throughout the stands asking for donations.  A total of just over $1700 was raised and will be donated to Tim and his wife Leslie.

First to hit the track was the Block Insurance Tough Trucks for their 15 lap A-main.  Gabe Twining in the 1W and Ben Hower in the 316 led the field to the first feature green flag.  Hower and Twining went door to door into turns one and two fighting for the early field.  Buzz Jacobs, truck builder of the 33, began to sneak his way up from his outside row two starting spot.  Roy Miller called the move and capitalized on it following Jacobs.  An early caution would come stacking the field up for a restart.  Another caution would then follow for the 1W of Gabe Twining who spun his truck around.  The second restart got interesting as Buzz Jacobs began to make a run for the lead.  The run was successful, as Jacobs had no one in front of him at the midway point in the race.  A red flag would hault the field when Bill Keeler went up in a puff of smoke down the front stretch.  As he took the truck pitside, fire was spotted under the 20K.  Mike Sawmiller flew off the track after Keeler tracking him down.  Sawmiller had a fire extinguisher on board his truck and went to help Keeler put out the fire.  The final yellow flag flew as laps began to tick down for the 316 of Ben Hower and the 710 of Ben Werling getting together out of turn four.  Both drivers went into a full spin directly into the infield.  Both trucks came off the ground for a brief moment and then smacked back down splashing some extra water into victory lane.  Buzz Jacobs dreamed of victory lane and got to see it first hand when he picked up the win.  Teammate Chris Hicks came away with a second place run and the hard charger award.  The 37 of Roy Miller finished in third.  Jacobs thanked Mike Hicks for attending a wedding and letting him drive the car.  Jacobs is the chief mechanic on the 33 and was excited to drive his own creation to victory.

The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints were next on the program and were quite a spectacle from their heat races through the A-main.  A car count of 53 sprints blew away expectations of both fans and competitors.  With this type of car count, drivers began to scramble in the pits knowing that making it into the A-main would be no easy task.  Six heat races were run with the top three drivers advancing out of the heats to the A-main.  Heat races were eventful with many drivers making last ditch moves at the last minute to make it into the show.  The race was dubbed as a battle of the buckeye state but seemed to be just the opposite with five of the six heat winners residing outside the state of Ohio.  States of Florida, California, Pennsylvania, and Indiana were all represented at the redraw in front of the fans.  In a Waynefield first, Mike Silva in the 5S took a rough ride over the banking in turn one placing the field under the red flag from going out of sight of officals.  Silva returned to the racing surface a few seconds later with stocks of corn jammed up in the front tires and grill.  Silva was cleared off the corn and finished heat #4 in the seventh spot.  Three B-mains with two transferring from each made up the rest of the 24-car field.  Cody Gardner and Jamie Fredrickson picked up the two transfer spots in the first B-main starting side-by-side in row one.  Conner Donelson and Logan Hupp took the top two spots in B-main #2.  Hupp started twelfth.  The final two drivers to make it into the A-main were the 71 of Stratton Briggs and the 32 of Garrett Abrams.

With the field set, drivers began to push off for the 30 lap A-main event.  Weekly competitor Kyle Simon and traveling driver Tom Rhodes led the field to the start of the 4th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial.  Simon showed Rhodes how to get a jump on the start cruising out to the early lead into turn two.  Simon, who currently leads the weekly Waynesfield points, was smooth as butter as he pushed the 23S around the bottom.  Joss Moffatt held down the top spot in the opening laps when Tom Rhodes began to run out of steam.  That opened the door for Tyler Hewitt, Michael Fishchesser, and Joe Liguori to close in on the lead pack.  One of three cautions flew with eleven laps in the books for the 41 of Thomas Meseraull.  Meseraull came to a stop on the topside of turn four with a mechanical problem.  A silent but forceful challenger began to make run on the restart.  Matt Westfall, Waynesfield regular and tough competitor, began to put sliders on the field.  One-by-one, Westfall found himself in the second spot from his inside row four starting position.  Kyle Simon found a run midway through the A-main that propelled him up the fourth spot after falling back on the opening lap.  A caution at the halfway marker for the M2M of Beau Stewart and the 24 of Landon Simon would kill the run for Simon on Westfall.  Stewart and Simon got tangled up exiting turn one and dropped to the apron of the track.  Back luck then struck the 18 of Todd Keen two laps later when he spun and brought out the yellow flag.  Keen was running in third spot and battling to get into the runner-up spot.  On the restart, Westfall made a move for the lead by putting a slider on Moffatt.  It stuck coming out of turn three giving him the lead with few laps to go.  Kyle Simon found himself jumping into the second spot after turning one of his fastest laps of the night.  Once the dust settled, Matt Westfall came away with first BOSS victory of the year.  Kyle Simon also represented the Waynesfield posse well posting a second place finish.  Joss Moffatt, who led most of the race, finished in third.  Westfall had bad luck with the sprint car early on in the season, but found a way to turn that bad luck around.  The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney hard charger award went to Cody Gardner for advancing ten spots in the A-main.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds hit the high-banked oval for their 20-lap feature.  Matt Westfall ran in back-to-back races, quickly belting into his Modified to make the call.  He started on the pole with Jeff Koz in the 23J to his outside.  The opening laps were nothing but a slugfest of drivers trying to hold down a position for more than a lap.  Jerry Bowersock in the X made one of biggest moves in the opening five laps advancing up to the third spot from his fifth starting spot.  Bowersock would cross the line twice in the third spot under green when the caution flag flew for the 55S of Jim Szekacs.  Szekacs spun the 55S around and was unable to fire the car in time to stay green.  On the restart, four competitors generated a four-way battle for fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth.  Brian Post, Bill Keeler, Zach Schroeder, and Brandon Vaughn all jumped into the battle going three wide at a point trying to settle for fifth.  The battle continued through the cross flags.  Jeff Koz continued to hold off a charging Westfall, a speedy Bowersock, and a gaggle of cars mixing it up behind them.  Koz got the breather he needed when the 00K of Kyle Peterson came to a stop bringing out the yellow.  As cars began to drop their speed, Chris Ullery in the 112 also came to a stop with a mechanical issue on the backstretch.  It was an extremely tough break for both drivers as both of them were running just outside the top ten.  The restart did not go according to the textbook for Westfall as his jump on the start was not as good as Bowersock.  With just four laps to go, Bowersock jumped into second ready to challenge for the lead.  The entire field would cross on lap 17 when the final caution flag came out for David Treon.  Treon spun his 4J around on the inside of turn four.  Nothing would change on the tree lap shootout allowing an excited Jeff Koz a visit to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane.  Jerry Bowersock picked up second with Matt Westfall settling for third.  Matt Twining scored a spot inside the top ten and the hard charger award.

The 15 lap Indian Lake Outfitters Compact A-main hit the track next.  Lucas Fuller and Cody Sanders brought the field to the green flag.  Sanders took the early advantage but never fully lost Fuller on his outside.  Jordan Iiams, who has his fair share of wins on the season, wasted no time moving through the field from his outside row three starting spot.  Iiams sliced his way moving up to the third spot.  Harvey Yoder made a run for the lead with just 4 laps in the books and got it to work.  He would lead lap number five watching both Iiams and his brother David slice through the field.  A halfway caution flew for the 27X of Robbie Tuttle stopping in turn four.  The race went caution free for the remainder allowing David Yoder to move into second behind his borther.  Iiams also ran out of steam and shuffled back posting a tenth place finish after running inside the top five early in the event.  David drove his brother clean but definitely put the pressure on coming to the final flag.  Yoder’s go one and two in the A-main.  Cody Sanders finished in third with James Sorrell picking up the hard charger award.

The final event of the night began to roll out onto the track for 20 laps of action.  The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint field was led to the opening green flag by the 4 of Tyler Street and the 55 of Rob Winks.  Winks took off like a man on a mission in his eye-catching green and black painted 55.  It was all Rob Winks in the opening laps.  He did nothing but keep the car running fast and dodging lap traffic.  A red flag would fly followed by a yellow one lap later causing Winks to lose the lead he worked so hard to create.  The two cautions were just what Rod Henning needed.  The current points leader reeled in the 55 of Winks just like a day of fishing on the pond.  Wink’s lead began to diminish as Henning began to knock on the back door.  The run for the lead was cutoff when the final caution of the night flew for a collision at the entrance of the pit area.  Michael Helterbran ran into the back of some lap traffic that was working the outside of the track and decided to head pit side at the last minute.  This mishap would score Helterbran a nineteenth place finish.  On the reasrt, Henning went around Winks for the lead and the win.  Winks, who led most the race and had the car to beat, finished in second.  JR Wood, who also made some late race runs, picked up third.  The hard charger award presented by Foz Speed Partz went to the 5J of Jake Hesson.

Racing returns to ‘the field’ next Saturday, July 26 for JR & Sons Service Center night at the races.  A full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Agency Tuff Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are on the schedule.  The Non-wings will be running their A-main in a “King of the Hill” format.  All DARF members will receive half price admission to the grandstands.  DARF will also be hosting a picnic for current members before the gates open.  Gates open at 5PM on the grandstand side, 4PM in the pits.  Cars hit the track for warmups at 6PM.  Racing is scheduled to begin just after 7PM.  Adult general admission is just $12, kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE.  Get all the latest news and information on Waynesfield Raceway Park online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, linking WRP on Facebook, and by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

With Waynesfield Raceway Park being a proud Contingency Connection track this season, nearly $100,000 in contingency awards are up for grabs.  Contingency Connection sponsors offer product certificate coupons all season long; good towards your next purchase.  Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts and make a big difference when racing bills come due!  See a track official for details on how to be involved in the Contingency Connection.



Block Insurance Tough Trucks (14 Trucks)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[3]
2. 33-Buzz Jacobs[7]
3. 316-Ben Hower[1]
4. OJ-Shane Jacobs[2]
5. 711-Dallas Geckle[6]
6. 20K-Bill Keeler[4]
7. 1J-J.J Butler[5]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[5]
2. 37-Roy Miller[6]
3. 1W-Gabe Twining[4]
4. 82-Kevin Knittle[1]
5. 710-Ben Werling[7]
6. 28-Larry Fox[3]
7. 71-Chris Hicks[2]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)
1. 33-Buzz Jacobs[4]
2. 71-Chris Hicks[14]
3. 37-Roy Miller[3]
4. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[5]
5. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[6]
6. 1W-Gabe Twining[1]
7. 82-Kevin Knittle[8]
8. 710-Ben Werling[10]
9. OJ-Shane Jacobs[7]
10. 28-Larry Fox[12]
11. 20K-Bill Keeler[11]
12. 316-Ben Hower[2]
13. 711-Dallas Geckle[9]
14. 1J-J.J Butler[13]
Hard Charger: 71-Chris Hicks[+12]

Buckeye Machine BOSS Non Wing Sprints (53 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3]
2. 4-Michael Fischesser[1]
3. 24-Landon Simon[9]
4. 6-Cody Gardner[4]
5. 63D-Jim Dues[2]
6. 10S-Roger Shammo[7]
7. 31W-chuck wilson[6]
8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]
9. 14W-Chad Wilson[8]

Heat 2 –  (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4]
2. 54-Matt Westfall[8]
3. 3-Joe Butera[1]
4. 14C-Andy Conley[6]
5. 17-Kevin Myers[7]
6. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]
7. 53-Steve Little[3]
8. 14-Cooper Clouse[5]
9. 3J-John Beaber[9]

Heat 3 –  (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[6]
2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]
3. 82-Mike Miller[3]
4. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]
5. 32-Garrett Abrams[8]
6. 43G-Rob Guy[9]
7. 24L-Lee Underwood[2]
8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5]
9. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7]

Heat 4 –  (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 77-Dustin Smith[1]
2. 18-Todd Keen[6]
3. M2M-Beau Stewart[9]
4. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[4]
5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]
6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7]
7. 5S-Mark Silva[8]
8. 320-George Willard[3]
9. 25B-Mark Blausey[5]

Heat 5 – Heat 5 (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5]
2. 12-Kody Swanson[2]
3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]
4. 42-Conner Donelson[7]
5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3]
6. 63-Huston Hewitt[4]
7. 97-Andy Fike[8]
8. 69R-Brian Gross[9]
9. 2M-Logan Hupp[1]

Heat 6 – Heat 6 (10 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 31R-Tom Rhodes[1]
2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5]
3. 9N-Luke Hall[4]
4. 5M-bob McMillin[2]
5. 9-Dave Disinger[3]
6. 24M-Adam Miller[7]
7. 83-Adam Cruea[8]
8. 12B-Don Ryder[6]

B-Main #1 –  (12 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 6-Cody Gardner[1]
2. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[2]
3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9]
4. 10S-Roger Shammo[5]
5. 14W-Chad Wilson[11]
6. 63D-Jim Dues[3]
7. 31W-chuck wilson[7]
8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[4]
9. 5S-Mark Silva[6]
10. 320-George Willard[8]
11. 25B-Mark Blausey[10]

B-Main #2 –  (12 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 42-Conner Donelson[2]
2. 2M-Logan Hupp[12]
3. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]
4. 14C-Andy Conley[1]
5. 32M-Derek Hastings[4]
6. 19-Jimmy Snead[5]
7. 17-Kevin Myers[3]
8. 97-Andy Fike[8]
9. 69R-Brian Gross[10]
10. 53-Steve Little[7]
11. 63-Huston Hewitt[6]

B-Main #3 –  (12 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]
2. 32-Garrett Abrams[3]
3. 5M-bob McMillin[2]
4. 83-Adam Cruea[8]
5. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10]
6. 43G-Rob Guy[5]
7. 9-Dave Disinger[4]
8. 12B-Don Ryder[9]
9. 24M-Adam Miller[6]

A-Main –  (30 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[7]
2. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]
3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]
4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[6]
5. 12-Kody Swanson[9]
6. 77-Dustin Smith[12]
7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]
8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3]
9. 6-Cody Gardner[19]
10. 4-Michael Fischesser[5]
11. 2B-Mike Dunlap[17]
12. 31R-Tom Rhodes[2]
13. 9N-Luke Hall[18]
14. 3-Joe Butera[14]
15. 42-Conner Donelson[20]
16. 32-Garrett Abrams[24]
17. 82-Mike Miller[15]
18. 71-Stratton Briggs[21]
19. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[22]
20. 18-Todd Keen[10]
21. 24-Landon Simon[13]
22. M2M-Beau Stewart[16]
23. 41-Thomas Meseraull[11]
24. 2M-Logan Hupp[23]
Hard Charger: 6-Cody Gardner[+10]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (23 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45P-Brian Post[2]
2. X-Jerry Bowersock[3]
3. 23J-Jeff Koz[8]
4. 44-Zach Schroeder[5]
5. 10H-Brad Hess[6]
6. 4J-David Treon[1]
7. M1G-Matt Twining[4]
8. 12-Tom Jacobs[7]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2]
2. 55S-Jim Szekacs[1]
3. 54-Matt Westfall[6]
4. OOK-Kyle Peterson[8]
5. K9-Scott Gerdeman[7]
6. 55-Denny Szekacs[5]
7. 5H-Brian Hogan[3]
8. 116-Jimmie Haager[4]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 58P-Jim Post[2]
2. 20K-Bill Keeler[3]
3. 112-Chris Ullery[6]
4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[7]
5. 24-Terry Grilliot[4]
6. O%-Derrick Austin[1]
7. 20M-Josh Morton[5]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)
1. 23J-Jeff Koz[2]
2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5]
3. 54-Matt Westfall[1]
4. 45P-Brian Post[8]
5. 44-Zach Schroeder[10]
6. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[7]
7. 20K-Bill Keeler[3]
8. 58P-Jim Post[6]
9. 52-Weasel Phlipot[12]
10. M1G-Matt Twining[19]
11. 10H-Brad Hess[13]
12. K9-Scott Gerdeman[14]
13. O%-Derrick Austin[18]
14. 24-Terry Grilliot[15]
15. 12-Tom Jacobs[22]
16. 55S-Jim Szekacs[4]
17. 4J-David Treon[16]
18. 55-Denny Szekacs[17]
19. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]
20. 112-Chris Ullery[9]
21. OOK-Kyle Peterson[11]
DNS. 20M-JoshMorton
DNS. 116-Jimmie Haager
Hard Charger: M1G-Matt Twining[+9]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (12 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2]
2. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[3]
3. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]
4. 85G-Nick Glasgow[1]
5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[5]
6. 34-James sorrell[6]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 95-David Yoder[1]
2. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]
3. 74-Lucas Fuller[4]
4. 30-Keith Staley[6]
5. 71-Kolton Waughtel[5]
6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)
1. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]
2. 95-David Yoder[5]
3. 27S-Cody Sanders[2]
4. 85G-Nick Glasgow[7]
5. 34-James sorrell[11]
6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[4]
7. 30-Keith Staley[8]
8. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[9]
9. 74-Lucas Fuller[1]
10. 518-Jordan Iiams[6]
11. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[12]
Hard Charger: 34-James sorrell[+6]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (22 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 8JR-JR Wood[1]
2. 4-Tyler Street[2]
3. 66-Chase Dunham[4]
4. 63-Dallas Hunt[6]
5. 11-Corey Bedwell[8]
6. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[3]
7. E99-Gage Etgen[5]
8. 50-Craig Stower[7]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 14-Gary Campbell[1]
2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2]
3. 44-Ron Coleman[4]
4. OO-Michael Helterbran[7]
5. 22B-Brad Racer[3]
6. 96-Riley VanHise[6]
7. 5J-Jake Hesson[5]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 55-Rob Winks[1]
2. 28H-Rod Henning[5]
3. 81H-Anthony Haas[3]
4. 28J-Chris Bounds[6]
5. 39-Cole Roberson[7]
6. 26-Michael Prine[4]
7. 17-Darin Collins[2]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)
1. 28H-Rod Henning[6]
2. 55-Rob Winks[2]
3. 8JR-JR Wood[4]
4. 4-Tyler Street[1]
5. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5]
6. 14-Gary Campbell[3]
7. 44-Ron Coleman[8]
8. 22B-Brad Racer[14]
9. 63-Dallas Hunt[10]
10. 66-Chase Dunham[7]
11. 96-Riley VanHise[17]
12. 5J-Jake Hesson[20]
13. 11-Corey Bedwell[13]
14. 39-Cole Roberson[15]
15. E99-Gage Etgen[19]
16. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[16]
17. 26-Michael Prine[18]
18. 50-Craig Stower[22]
19. OO-Michael Helterbran[11]
20. 81H-Anthony Haas[9]
21. 17-Darin Collins[21]
22. 28J-Chris Bounds[12]
Hard Charger: 5J-Jake Hesson[+8]

©2014 – Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

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