Hicks, Henning, Hall, Schroeder, Yoder See Waynesfield Victory Lane – June 6, 2015

Hicks, Henning, Hall, Schroeder, Yoder See Waynesfield Victory Lane
June 6, 2015

The month of June ushered in some cooler but much dryer weather at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  Saturday’s “Meet the Drivers night” presented by Quest Federal Credit Union was a night filled with not just great racing, but a bond within the racing community.  With the help of Jack Hewitt and other Waynesfield drivers, over $250 was raised to help injured driver Andy Conley.  Andy was airlifted from the racetrack on May 23 after his car flipped over early in the feature.  Andy has since been released from the hospital and resting at home in good spirits.

The Block Insurance Tough truck tribute to Larry Fox was the first event on the program.  In honor of Larry, the A-main was extended from 15 to 28 laps to match Larry’s truck number in his memory.  Following a round of applause and waves from a sea of blue, Mike Hicks and Roy Miller brought the field to the opening green flag.  Hicks took the early lead when the field was halted for the 69 of Ron Tousley.  Tousley’s truck went upside exiting turn one bringing out the only red of flag of the event.  On the restart, action up front began to heat up just the way Larry would have liked it.  Mike Sawmiller, who started on the inside of row two, found himself in the runner-up spot and an opportunity to make a run for the lead.  Sawmiller went door-to-door until lap traffic came into the picture.  JJ Butler, who was trying to keep himself from going a lap down, swerved from the topside to the bottom side of the racetrack directly in front of the lead pack.  As the final lap closed in, Sawmiller threw everything he had at Mike Hicks for second but came up just short with a close finish at the line.  Chris Hicks came away with the Larry Fox tribute victory.  Brother Mike Hicks came up second with Mike Sawmiller coming home third.  Janice Hunter picked up the hard charger award advancing eight spots.  Chris Hicks, Matt Twining, and Gabe Twining came away with the heat race victories.

The Performance Powder Coating USAC HPD Midgets and the Non Wing Mini Sprints were next to hit the racetrack with thirty total cars signing in to compete.  Waynesfield regulars Gary Campbell and Rod Henning led the field to the opening green flag.  Full throttle action would only last for a few seconds when contact sent one competitor upside down entering turn two.  Gunnar Lucius found himself as the caution car two laps later.  On the restart, Gage Etgen began to feel the horsepower as his E99 machine was hooked up and flying.  Etgen found himself in the third spot at the midway point in the race.  Third place was not good enough for Etgen as he began to make a run on Grey Cambell for second.  With fewer than ten laps to go, Etgen and Campbell began to go at it for second.  Etgen would put the slider on in turn two but have it put right back on him exiting turn four.  The battle continued until a yellow flag halted the battle.  On the restart, Etgen got a great jump to put him ahead with just three laps remaining.  As the checkered flag flew, Rod “Hot Rod” Henning came away with the victory.  Gage Etgen finished in second with Chase Dunham coming home third.  Corey Bedwell picked up the hard charger award with Craig Stower taking the B-main win.  Ty Tilton, Ron Kimmel, Nick Daugherty, and Chase Dunham took home the heat races.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints cars saw a very strong field with 27 cars signing in.  Kyle Simon and Jeremy Shambaugh led the strong field of 21 to the opening green flag.  Immediately, Kyle Simon jumped out to lead the opening lap.  Simon enjoyed the lead until it was gone to a three-way battle between himself, Luke Hall, and Dallas Hewitt.  Hall got the best end of the deal and took over the top spot working the outside groove.  Hall began to pull away from the Hewitt/Simon battle when the yellow flag flew for a spin involving the 5A of Toby Alfrey.  Alfrey started on the inside of row two and scored in firth place at the time of the caution.  As laps began to tick down, Logan Hupp found some momentum of his own when he crossed Hewitt up exiting turn two to claim the third spot.  Simon began to close the gap between himself and Luke Hall with under five laps to go.  In a last ditch effort, Simon tried to shuffle Hall back to second but came up just short even with the help of lap traffic.  Luke Hall picked up the A-main victory.  Logan Hupp finished second.  Kyle Simon finished third.  Tyler Hewitt, Dallas Hewitt, and Luke Hall claimed heat race victories.

The PostAgri Service UMP Modifieds hit the track next for 20 laps of racing.  Zach Schroeder and Frank Watkins led the field of 21 to the opening green flag.  The drag race into turn one resulted in no one jumping out the early lead, rather a three-way battle for the top spot erupt.  The battle finally subsided when a caution was thrown for a group of cars getting together on the bottom side of turn one.  A series of cautions followed including one involving outside row one starter Frank Watkins.  Watkins lost control of the 23 sending it down the banking collecting two other cars in the process.  Watkins ended up with a 15th place finish.  The series of restarts allowed Schroeder such extra practice on getting a good jump coming to the green.  This practice came at a time he needed it most.  As laps began to narrow, Schroeder found himself surrounded by Shawn Valenti and veteran driver Brian Post.  Valenti chose the middle of portion of the track, Post the bottom, leaving Schroeder to work the cushion.  Lap by lap, Valenti and Post closed the gap on Schroeder.  Heavy lap traffic began to creep up on Schroeder as the white flag flew.  Despite the heavy lap traffic now upon Schroeder, he managed to come away with the victory.  Shawn Valenti came home second with Brian Post third.  Brent Hole picked up the heard charger award advancing 12 sports.  Brian Post, Tim Cornett, and Shawn Valenti took home the heat race titles.

Finally, the Indian Lake Outfitter compacts took the track for 15 laps.  Cody Sanders and birthday boy Dane Arvin lead the field to the opening green flag.  Arvin claimed the early lead and led the opening few laps in the A-main.  With Arvin well in control, Cody Sanders began to fall back in the field allowing the Yoder duo an opportunity to run for the lead.  David Yoder, former track champion, took the bottom pushing Arvin up the racing surface.  Harvey Yoder closed in as well taking his 82 car to the high side directly behind Arvin.  The pressure was just too much as David found himself a way around Arvin for the lead.  David Yoder would hold on and take home the victory.  Dane Arvin held on with some challenge from behind to finish second.  Robbie Tuttle finished in third and received the hard charger.  The Yoder duo, Harvey and David, picked up the heat race wins.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is back in action next Saturday night, June 13th with another invasion by the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders.  The Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the program.  Gates open at 4PM pit side, grandstands at 5PM.  Hot laps get underway at 6PM with racing action following at 7PM.  Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.



Block Insurance Tough Trucks (20 Trucks)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[4]
2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[1]
3. 34-James Sorrell[2]
4. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3]
5. 69-Ron Tousley[6]
6. 82-Kevin Knittle[7]
7. 87-Chris Anderson[5]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 1W-Matt Twining[2]
2. 37J-Roy Miller[1]
3. 1J-J.J Butler[6]
4. 23-Kenny Osborne[5]
5. 28-Derrick Hole[4]
6. 32-Bob Campbell[3]
7. 82J-Janice Hunter[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 25G-Gabe Twining[3]
2. 33-Mike Hicks[6]
3. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2]
4. 316-Ben Hower[4]
5. 8-Jammie Roop[5]
6. 20K-Bill Keeler[1]

A-Main – (28 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[6]
2. 33-Mike Hicks[1]
3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3]
4. 25G-Gabe Twining[4]
5. 37J-Roy Miller[2]
6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[9]
7. 23-Kenny Osborne[11]
8. 316-Ben Hower[12]
9. 1J-J.J Butler[8]
10. 8-Jammie Roop[15]
11. 1W-Matt Twining[5]
12. 82J-Janice Hunter[20]
13. 20K-Bill Keeler[18]
14. 82-Kevin Knittle[16]
15. 69-Ron Tousley[13]
16. 32-Bob Campbell[17]
Hard Charger: 82J-Janice Hunter[+8]

USAC Midgets/Performance Powder Coating Non Wing Mini Sprints (30 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 42-Ty Tilton[2]
2. 28H-Rod Henning[4]
3. 26-Howard McCormick[1]
4. 5J-Jake Hesson[3]
5. 50-Craig Stower[8]
6. 76-Allen Poe[7]
7. 21B-Ryan Barr[5]
8. 28J-Jody Martin[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2]
2. 14-Gary Campbell[5]
3. 41-Alex Watson[3]
4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[4]
5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]
6. 72-Josh Chess[7]
7. 13-Pat Mead[1]
8. 17-Darin Collins[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 14G-Nick Daugherty[7]
2. E99-Gage Etgen[6]
3. 44-Ron Coleman[4]
4. 11B-Corey Bedwell[1]
5. 22-Gunner Lucius[3]
6. 92-Dallas Hunt[2]
7. 84-Cale Stinson[5]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
2. 22B-Brad Racer[1]
3. 65-Chris Bounds[5]
4. 55-Rob Winks[7]
5. 4x-Bradley Ashford[6]
6. 11T-Jacob Taylor[2]

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 50-Craig Stower[1]
2. 72-Josh Chess[6]
3. 22-Gunner Lucius[3]
4. 81H-Anthony Haas[2]
5. 21B-Ryan Barr[9]
6. 17-Darin Collins[13]
7. 28J-Jody Martin[12]
8. 11T-Jacob Taylor[8]
9. 76-Allen Poe[5]
10. 13-Pat Mead[10]
11. 84-Cale Stinson[11]
12. 4X-Bradley Ashworth[4]
13. 92-Dallas Hunt[7]
14. 14S-Jacob Stickle[14]

A-Main – (20 Laps)
1. 28H-Rod Henning[2]
2. E99-Gage Etgen[7]
3. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
4. 14-Gary Campbell[1]
5. 11B-Corey Bedwell[15]
6. 65-Chris Bounds[12]
7. 42-Ty Tilton[6]
8. 26-Howard McCormick[9]
9. 72-Josh Chess[18]
10. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5]
11. 81H-Anthony Haas[20]
12. 41-Alex Watson[10]
13. 44-Ron Coleman[11]
14. 22-Gunner Lucius[19]
15. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[14]
16. 50-Craig Stower[17]
17. 55-Rob Winks[16]
18. 22B-Brad Racer[8]
19. 5J-Jake Hesson[13]
20. 14G-Nick Daugherty[4]
Hard Charger: 11B-Corey Bedwell[+10]

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4]
2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1]
3. 74-Drew Rader[7]
4. 63D-Jim Dues[5]
5. 87-Paul Dues[2]
6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[6]
7. O-Chris Van DeWiele[3]
8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3]
2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1]
3. 64T-Josh Turner[4]
4. 2M-Logan Hupp[7]
5. 31-Tom Rhodes[5]
6. 71-Stratton Briggs[6]
7. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[2]
2. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]
3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4]
4. 14-Daryl Daugherty[1]
5. 17-Kevin Myers[3]
6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]
7. 17L-Benji Koontz[6]

A-Main –  (25 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[4]
2. 2M-Logan Hupp[11]
3. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]
4. 31-Tom Rhodes[14]
5. 63D-Jim Dues[10]
6. 87-Paul Dues[13]
7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9]
8. 74-Drew Rader[7]
9. 2K-Kevin Klatte[16]
10. 64T-Josh Turner[8]
11. 71-Stratton Briggs[17]
12. 24L-Lee Underwood[18]
13. O-Chris Van DeWiele[19]
14. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2]
15. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6]
16. 17-Kevin Myers[15]
17. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12]
18. 17L-Benji Koontz[21]
19. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3]
20. 69-Dallas Hewitt[5]
21. 19-Jimmy Snead[20]
22. 37-Noah Dunlap[22]
Hard Charger: 31-Tom Rhodes[+11] 

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

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45P-Brian Post[2]
2. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[1]
3. 58P-Jim Post[3]
4. 16-Jeff Koz[7]
5. 112-Chris Ullery[5]
6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[6]
7. ZERO-Brent Hole[4]
8. 73B-Cody Basiniger[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 35-Tim Cornett[2]
2. 23-Frank Watkins[6]
3. 4J-David Treon[4]
4. 20M-Josh Morton[5]
5. 24-Terry Grilliot[7]
6. 17-Nick Felkey[3]
7. 10-Brandon Jacobs[1]
8. 31-Rodney Hurst[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9V-Shawn Valenti[1]
2. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4]
3. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[3]
4. M1G-Matt Twining[6]
5. 71-Chris Hicks[7]
6. 20K-Bill Keeler[2]
7. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[5]

A-Main – (20 Laps)
1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[1]
2. 9V-Shawn Valenti[4]
3. 45P-Brian Post[6]
4. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[3]
5. 16-Jeff Koz[10]
6. 112-Chris Ullery[13]
7. ZERO-Brent Hole[19]
8. 35-Tim Cornett[5]
9. M1G-Matt Twining[12]
10. 58P-Jim Post[7]
11. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[21]
12. 24-Terry Grilliot[14]
13. 17-Nick Felkey[17]
14. 4J-David Treon[8]
15. 23-Frank Watkins[2]
16. 10-Brandon Jacobs[20]
17. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[9]
18. 73B-Cody Basiniger[22]
19. 31-Rodney Hurst[23]
20. 20M-Josh Morton[11]
21. 20K-Bill Keeler[18]
Hard Charger: ZERO-Brent Hole[+12]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (10 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 95-David Yoder[3]
2. 9-Dane Arvin[4]
3. 34-James Sorrell[5]
4. 30-Keith Staley[1]
5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 82-Harvey Yoder[1]
2. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]
3. 85-Nick Glasgow[5]
4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]
5. 12-Shannon Bolin[3]

A-Main – (15 Laps)
1. 95-David Yoder[4]
2. 9-Dane Arvin[2]
3. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[9]
4. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]
5. 30-Keith Staley[7]
6. 85-Nick Glasgow[6]
7. 27S-Cody Sanders[1]
8. 34-James Sorrell[5]
9. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[8]
10. 12-Shannon Bolin[10]
Hard Charger: 27X-Robbie Tuttle[+6]

©2015 – Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

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