Vaughan Gets First Career Win At Waynesfield – August 30, 2014

Vaughan Gets First Career Win At Waynesfield
August 30, 2014

The thought of rain mixed with the pressures of tight point battles made the racing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio just that much better.  Coming into the race, the top two in every class were within fifty points or less.  With remaining races minimal, drivers were grabbing at anything possible to get those extra points to make or break their season. Drivers Kyle Simon and Gary Campbell know this fact first hand. Simon came into the weekend leading the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint point standings by just 28 points over veteran driver Mike Dunlap. Campbell is feeling the pressure even more with just a two-point lead over Rod Henning in the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint point standings.  On the grandstand side, Ralph Skikos made his first ever trip to Waynesfield Raceway Park.  Skikos served in the US military and received a silver star for his bravery in Vietnam.  This American hero was treated with a great night of racing on a smooth and fast racing surface.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were first to take the track for 20 laps of action.  Ron Kimmel in the 28K and Rob Winks in the 55 led the field to the opening green flag.  Winks won the drag race into turn one leaving Kimmel in the dust.  Winks built up a slight lead in the early laps turning lap times in the high thirteen-second bracket.  The faster the laps Winks turned, the closer he came to lap traffic.  With just over five laps in the books, Winks ran into a wall of lap traffic skimming his lead down to virtually nothing.  Chase Dunham, Ron Kimmel, Rod Henning, and Becca Stiefel made up positions two through five as lap traffic surrounded Winks.  Winks took on lap traffic like a true veteran while the competitors behind him made a run on one another.  At the halfway point, Winks no longer was just dealing with lap traffic.  Dunham slid up to the cushion and began to make a run on Winks.  Lap after lap, Dunham would put a slider on Winks coming up short off of turn four.  These unsuccessful attempts allowed Rod Henning to make a challenge for the runner-up spot.  Henning found himself in second just before the red flag flew with just five laps to go for a three-car pileup in turn two.  The 17 of Gary Campbell, 328 of Becca Stiefel, and the 8JR of JR Wood got together resulting in both Campbell and Stiefel going upside down and landing back upright.  All drivers were fine after the crash but towed from the racing surface with severe damage.  On the restart, Winks took off and put some distance between him and the rest of the field.  Henning dropped back to third on the restart after his 28H went too low off of turn four and up onto the inside berm.  Winks would go on to take home the emotional victory.  Chase Dunham finished in second with Rod Henning finishing in third.  Winks was almost in tears in victory lane looking back at one of his worst race seasons in history.  Gunnar Lucius picked up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award advancing 12 spots in the A-main.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints were ready to rumble for 25 laps.  Dustin Ingle and Mike Dunlap led the twenty-car field to green.  The race into turn one put Ingle in the top spot with Dunlap trying to fight back on the bottom side of the track.  Ingle would put his name in the record book leading the opening laps when the red flag flew for the 43G of Rob Guy.  Guy’s car went airborne entering turn three sending him end over end riding the protective catch fence.  Guy was pulled from his 43G machine and airlifted to the hospital for treatment.  At the time of this release, no further details are known on his location or condition.  Updates will be available via Waynesfield’s official website and social media channels.  The WRP family asks race fans keep Rob in their thoughts and prayers as he and his family work through this difficult time.  An extensive red flag followed the incident were drivers were allowed to emerge from their cars while crews regulated tire pressure.  On the restart, Ingle led the field into turn one.  He would lead the following two laps until the “Magic Man” pulled a trick of his own off of turn four.  Mike Miller managed to slide his 82 up to the cushion to get around Ingle for the top spot.  A second and final red would fly with just nine laps in the books for the 68G of Tyler Gunn.  Gunn’s car bicycled down the front stretch before touching down just past the flag stand.  Gunn climbed out from behind the wheel with assistance from track crews and walked away from the scene.  Another longer cleanup followed as fuel from the 68G covered the racing surface after the car was removed from the front stretch.  Once cars were pushed off for the third time of the evening, Miller led the group to the restart.  Miller was so smooth on the final restart that he had a two second lead built up in just a lap and a half.  Mike Dunlap in the 2B was fairly quiet in the A-main until the race went under ten to go.  Current point leader Kyle Simon did not see Dunlap coming as he flew by on the outside out of nowhere.  The running order remained stable giving Miller the victory and a visit to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane.  Mike Dunlap posted a second place finish.  Kyle Simon bettered his points night coming home third.  Luke Hall in the 9N was awarded the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track next for their 15 lap A-main.  Larry Fox and Bill Keeler led the field to the opening green flag.  In typical truck fashion, a two wide start transformed into a three wide battle for spots third, forth, and fifth into turn one.  Fox jumped into the early lead with Bill Keeler chasing in second.  Sawmiller and Hicks squared began to push their way through the field early on.  Gabe Twining in the freshly painted 25G held his own early on as well even with the added pressure from Roy Miller in the 37.  Just before the halfway mark, Keeler began to fall back when he got too high on the cushion exiting turn four.  He lost two spots on the deal when the red flag flew for the 9X of Mike Grigsby.  Grigsby’s truck took a slight roll on the top side of turn one in the midst of a battle midway back in the pack.  Mike walked away from the scene but the truck suffered very heavy damaged.  The truck was picked up and removed with all four wheels off the ground because of the heavy damage.  Once track crews cleared the track the green flag returned.  Hicks squared made a run for the lead that ended up putting them one and two on the leader board.  Jerry Sawmiller in his famous number 60 edged his way up to third to challenge the duo for the lead.  All challenges were put on pause when the yellow flag flew.  Larry Fox, who started on the pole and led the opening laps, lost a tire and portion of his axel exiting turn four.  The tire bounced off the outside guardrail and rolled across the track before coming to a rest in the infield.  Fox managed to limp his truck to the bottom of turn two where he was towed pit side.  With five laps to go, Chris Hicks had to begin executing a plan to get around his brother Mike and hold off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller knocking at the backdoor.  Sawmiller tried to push Hicks up the track but came up short and the door being shut by Hicks.  Mike Hicks would hold on and take home the victory.  Chris Hicks finished in second, Jerry Sawmiller in third.  The 23 of Kenny Osborne finished just inside the top ten and received the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds 20 lap A-main followed.  Matt Twining in the M1G and Brandon Vaughan in the 34X led the field to Adam Brimmer’s green flag. Twining edged Vaughan to take the early lead.  The lead would be short lived for Twining as Vaughan felt the turbo kick in and propel him into the top spot.  Two laps would click off the board when the yellow flag flew for the 86 of Drew Smith and the 89 of Bobby Rose.  Both drivers got together entering turn two and came to a stop on the inside of the track.  The yellow allowed Twining a free pass to catch back up with Vaughan for the restart.  Twining’s idea and execution were two completely different things as the M1G began to fall back just after the restart.  Twining’s drop made way for Jerry Bowersock in the X to take the runner-up spot.  Bowersock made a run on Vaughan for a split second until the yellow flew for the final time for debris scattered throughout turns three and four at the halfway mark.  The second half of the race was fully focused on Vaughan and Bowersock as the battle got heated.  Bowersock would throw a slider on Vaughan in three to only have it thrown back at him in four.  Bowersock came so close to having the lead when it matters but came up just short each and every time.  The timing worked right into Vaughan’s favor as he claimed his first every victory.  Jerry Bowersock picked up a second place finish with Brian Post, cutting his way though the field, finishing third.  Brandon Vaughan was at a loss for words in Best Performance Motorsports victory lane.  He was just happy to finally have a win under his belt and something to talk about for the remainder of the season.  Matt Westfall picked up the hard charger honors advancing ten spots to finish seventh.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the full night of racing with their 15 lap A-main.  Current point leader David Yoder and a newly grandfather Jeff Zwiebel led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway.  Yoder won the drag race into turn one shuffling Zwiebel back to second.  It was only a matter of time before Waynesfield and compact veteran Justin Durflinger made a run.  Lucas Fuller began to slow causing him to pull the 74 into the infield to prevent any further damage to the car.  Not even a lap later the yellow flag flew for a car almost going over the banking in turn two.  The car went down and back up the banking before heading to the trailer.  With Yoder and Durflinger now nose to tail, the restart became super important for both parties involved.  Yoder maintained the lead into turn one and completing the first lap back under green.  The following lap was when Durflinger executed a move to put his number seventeen into the lead.  A late race caution for debris did not allow Yoder to make any type of moving giving Justin Durflinger the win.  Harvey Yoder made his way through the field to make Yoder squared take second and third place.  Justin Durflinger commented on the professionalism of Harvey and David Yoder by not spinning him coming to the checkered flag.  Cody Sanders picked up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will sit idle next Saturday before coming back alive on September 13th for another King of the Hill tournament.  Eight drivers of the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds will get their opportunity to enter the bracket and race their way to a pole starting spot.  The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints and Block Insurance Tough Trucks will also be on the program.  Al the details are available online at, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Over $900 in product certificates will be up for grabs by the eight King of the Hill competitors on September 13th courtesy of the Contingency Connection.  Being a proud Contingency Connection track, Waynesfield has nearly $100,000 in contingency awards up for grabs in 2014.  All of these awards are on top of all weekly cash payouts.  Information on the Contingency Connection program and how it can help drivers when race bills come due is available by speaking with a track official.



Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (33 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]
2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2]
3. 8-Todd Kane[3]
4. 32-Derek Hastings[4]
5. 9N-Luke Hall[6]
6. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]
7. 14C-Andy Conley[7]
8. 19-Jimmy Snead[5]
9. O1-Dustin Hammond[9]

Heat 2 – Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 82-Mike Miller[6]
2. 48-Mike Burkin[2]
3. 5W-Jeff Williams[4]
4. 43G-Rob Guy[8]
5. 5-Mark Silva[5]
6. 87-Paul Dues[1]
7. J1-Mark Shultz[3]
8. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]

Heat 3 – Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[3]
2. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]
3. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[7]
4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5]
5. 63D-Jim Dues[4]
6. 53-Steve Little[2]
7. 9-Dave Disinger[6]
8. M2M-Beau Stewart[8]

Heat 4 – Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1]
2. 6-Chris Phillips[2]
3. 54-Matt Westfall[4]
4. 2M-Logan Hupp[6]
5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]
6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8]
7. 14G-Gary Campbell[3]
8. 69R-Brian Gross[5]

B-Main #1 –  (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[1]
2. 14-Cooper Clouse[3]
3. 63D-Jim Dues[2]
4. 14C-Andy Conley[5]
5. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]
6. 53-Steve Little[4]
7. 9-Dave Disinger[6]
8. O1-Dustin Hammond[9]
DNS. M2M-Beau Stewart

B-Main #2 –  (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]
2. 87-Paul Dues[3]
3. 14G-Gary Campbell[6]
4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4]
5. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]
6. 5-Mark Silva[1]
7. J1-Mark Shultz[5]
8. 69R-Brian Gross[8]

A-Main –  (25 Laps)
1. 82-Mike Miller[3]
2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]
3. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]
4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1]
5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[11]
6. 9N-Luke Hall[17]
7. 54-Matt Westfall[12]
8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[15]
9. 8-Todd Kane[9]
10. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]
11. 2M-Logan Hupp[16]
12. 48-Mike Burkin[6]
13. 6-Chris Phillips[8]
14. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]
15. 32-Derek Hastings[13]
16. 87-Paul Dues[20]
17. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]
18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]
19. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]
20. 43G-Rob Guy[14]
Hard Charger: 9N-Luke Hall[+11]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (22 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. ZERO-Brent Hole[2]
2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3]
3. 112-Chris Ullery[1]
4. 58P-Jim Post[6]
5. 47-Collin Thrilby[7]
6. 24-Terry Grilliot[4]
7. 89-Bobby Rose[5]
8. OO-John Brooks[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. X-Jerry Bowersock[2]
2. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[1]
3. 45P-Brian Post[3]
4. 11JS-Josh Scott[7]
5. 44-Zach Schroeder[5]
6. 54-Matt Westfall[4]
7. 5H-Brian Hogan[6]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 86-Drew Smith[1]
2. M1G-Matt Twining[4]
3. 93-Josh Greber[3]
4. 53-Brad Johnson[6]
5. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]
6. 20-Jamie Phlipot[7]
7. O%-Zach Walkup[2]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)
1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2]
2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5]
3. 45P-Brian Post[8]
4. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]
5. 58P-Jim Post[10]
6. 11JS-Josh Scott[11]
7. 54-Matt Westfall[17]
8. 44-Zach Schroeder[14]
9. 47-Collin Thrilby[13]
10. M1G-Matt Twining[1]
11. 20K-Bill Keeler[15]
12. 24-Terry Grilliot[16]
13. OO-John Brooks[22]
14. 86-Drew Smith[4]
15. 93-Josh Greber[9]
16. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]
17. 53-Brad Johnson[12]
18. 89-Bobby Rose[19]
19. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3]
20. 112-Chris Ullery[7]
21. 20-Jamie Phlipot[18]
DNS. 0%-Zach Walkup
Hard Charger: 54-Matt Westfall[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (24 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 28H-Rod Henning[2]
2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
3. 8JR-JR Wood[1]
4. 44-Ron Coleman[5]
5. 28J-Chris Bounds[7]
6. 84-Bill Dunham[4]
7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6]
8. 39-Cole Roberson[8]

Heat 2 – Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Tyler Street[1]
2. 55-Rob Winks[7]
3. 11-Corey Bedwell[4]
4. 14-Gary Campbell[6]
5. 5J-Jake Hesson[8]
6. 81H-Anthony Haas[5]
7. 50-Craig Stower[3]
8. 3D-Cody Downard[2]

Heat 3 – Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 328-Becca Stiefel[1]
2. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2]
3. OO-Michael Helterbran[7]
4. 42-Ty Tilton[5]
5. E99-Gage Etgen[4]
6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3]
7. 17-Darin Collins[8]
8. 96-Riley VanHise[6]

A-Main –  (20 Laps)
1. 55-Rob Winks[2]
2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
3. 28H-Rod Henning[6]
4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]
5. 4-Tyler Street[5]
6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[18]
7. 11-Corey Bedwell[8]
8. 42-Ty Tilton[12]
9. 81H-Anthony Haas[17]
10. 44-Ron Coleman[10]
11. 84-Bill Dunham[16]
12. E99-Gage Etgen[15]
13. OO-Michael Helterbran[9]
14. 328-Becca Stiefel[4]
15. 8JR-JR Wood[7]
16. 28J-Chris Bounds[13]
17. 17-Darin Collins[21]
18. 50-Craig Stower[20]
19. 39-Cole Roberson[22]
20. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]
21. 96-Riley VanHise[24]
DNS. 14-Darin Collins
DNS. 5J-Jake Hesson
DNS. 3D-Cody Downard
Hard Charger: 22-Gunnar Lucius[+12]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (17 Trucks)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[1]
2. 33-Mike Hicks[8]
3. 37-Roy Miller[2]
4. 1W-Bill Keeler[7]
5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9]
6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5]
7. 76-Allen Pow[6]
8. 13U-Dennis Ullery[4]
9. 1J-J.J Butler[3]

Heat 2 – Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[3]
2. 82-Kevin Knittle[2]
3. 25G-Gabe Twining[5]
4. 28-Larry Fox[7]
5. 9X-Mike Grigsby[8]
6. OJ-Shane Jacobs[4]
7. 8-Matt Mckinnon[6]
8. 23-Kenny Osborne[1]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)
1. 33-Mike Hicks[6]
2. 71-Chris Hicks[7]
3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[8]
4. 37-Roy Miller[4]
5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9]
6. 25G-Gabe Twining[3]
7. 1W-Bill Keeler[2]
8. 82-Kevin Knittle[5]
9. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[11]
10. 23-Kenny Osborne[16]
11. 76-Allen Pow[13]
12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[12]
13. 13U-Dennis Ullery[15]
14. 8-Matt Mckinnon[14]
15. 28-Larry Fox[1]
16. 9X-Mike Grigsby[10]
DNS. 1J-J.J Butler
Hard Charger: 23-Kenny Osborne[+6]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (15 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2]
2. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1]
3. 82-Harvey Yoder[6]
4. 74-Lucas Fuller[3]
5. 34-James sorrell[5]
6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[7]
7. 16-Jason Long[4]
8. 27-Robbie Tuttle[8]

Heat 2 – Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 17-Justin Durflinger[1]
2. 95-David Yoder[7]
3. O9-Dane Arvin[3]
4. 30-Keith Staley[5]
5. 85G-Nick Glasgow[2]
6. 71-Kolton Waughtel[6]
7. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]

A-Main –  (15 Laps)
1. 17-Justin Durflinger[3]
2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5]
3. 95-David Yoder[1]
4. O9-Dane Arvin[6]
5. 30-Keith Staley[8]
6. 85G-Nick Glasgow[10]
7.  27-Robbie Tuttle[14]
8. 16-Jason Long[13]
9. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]
10. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[11]
11. 518-Jordan Iiams[4]
12. 74-Lucas Fuller[7]
DNS. 34-James Sorrell
DNS. 71-Kolton Waughtel
DNS. 27S-Cody Sanders
Hard Charger: 27-Robbie Tuttle[+7]

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

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