Hewitt Wins Dick Spencer Memorial – July 11, 2015

Hewitt Wins Dick Spencer Memorial
July 11, 2015

Dick Spencer, Waynesfield native and sprint car fanatic, was honored Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  The Spencer family, made up of family, friends, and supporters, packed the grandstands to cheer on a pit area so full of cars that some resorted to unloading in the parking lot.  The yearly running of the Dick Spencer Memorial focuses on the weekly non-winged warriors as well as the only appearance of the season for the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints.

The night began with six heat race events for the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS that were won by Kyle Simon, Hewitt, Shawn Westerfeld, Mike Miller, Kody Swanson and Dustin Smith.  Swanson put on a dazzling display of driving in his heat race coming from the 7th spot to score the win and establish himself as the man to beat for the evening.  The heat races were followed up by a pair of B-Main events that found Chuck Wilson and Garrett Abrams both picking up wins.  The second B-Main was the scene of one of the nastiest crashes of the year on the tour when Logan Hupp clipped wheels with another car, then dug in sideways and barrel rolled the #2M Ray Marshall owned Buckeye Machine sprint car six times and into the pit runoff chute.  Thankfully Hupp got out of the car under his own power, but was transported and checked out at a nearby hospital with only minor injuries.

The 22 car main event field roared to the green flag with Kirk Jeffries and Dallas Hewitt on the front row.  Jeffries in the Make-It-Fit Foundation #59J grabbed the early lead but by lap #2, Hewitt was up the challenge and the pair crossed the line completing lap 2 side by side.  Running high on the cushion, Hewitt sailed on to a comfortable lead early as 4th starting Kody Swanson began to move forward.  Swanson was past Jeffries for the runner-up spot on lap 7 and began to close on Hewitt.

The race’s first caution flew on lap 10 when a pair of cars spun in turn 2.  On the ensuing restart, Swanson was able to make the move to take over the lead and appeared headed for victory.  At the halfway mark the running order was Swanson over Hewitt, Mike Miller, Kyle Simon, Lee Underwood Steve Irwin, Kirk Jeffries, Dustin Smith and Cooper Clouse.  The race’s second caution flew on lap 15 when Jeffries, Smith and Clouse all got collected in a turn one mishap that found Smith as the only one able to continue.

The first attempted restart of lap 15 found Aaron “Mid Air” Middaugh reinforcing his nickname.  The Polk, Ohio driver got upside down in turn 1 and was through for the evening.

Over the final 10 circuits, it appeared Kody Swanson was on his way to back to back victories in the Kent Wolters #21K, but the right front shock broke loose from the car.  With the car now a handful to drive, Swanson soldiered on with Dallas Hewitt roaring back to the top side.  The duo put on quite a show exchanging the lead several times and running side by side on the ragged edge of control.

With a newfound vigor, Hewitt began to motor away and right into the history books scoring his first ever Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS win and his first Dick Spencer Memorial.  Former track champion Kyle Simon was able to slip past Swanson late who held on for third.  Rounding out the top 5 were a pair of hard charging BOSS regulars Shawn Westerfeld (who started 9th) and Mike Miller (who started 12th).  Rounding out the top 10 were Steve Irwin, Garret Abrams, Scott Hampton, Lee Underwood and Toby Alfrey.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints had a strong field of cars signing in to compete.  Rookie driver Ryan Barr and veteran driver Ron Coleman led the field of 23 to the opening green flag.  The rookie took the early lead and took control for the opening five laps.  As lap six approached, Chase Dunham began to make a run on Barr for the top spot.  Barr and Dunham went wheel to wheel out of turn four where they got together exiting turn two.  The contact would drop Dunham out of the top ten and Barr barely holding on to the lead.  On the same lap, the first caution of the night flew for Cole McKinney.  McKinney made contact with the turn four wall before tipping the car over on the front stretch where he, again, made contact with the outside wall.  On the restart, Jake Hesson got a great jump on Barr.  By lap 13, Hesson muscled his way into the top spot.  Barr’s night would come to an end when his car went pit side under green giving up a top five spot.  Rod Henning turned the jets on late in the race to make a run for the second spot.  Henning took turn two too high allowing his 28H to drop back in the field.  Nick Daughrtey came away with the A-main victory.  Ty Tilton came home second with Rod Henning coming home in third and receiving the hard charger award.   Daughrtey, Haas, and Lucius came away with heat race wins.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds saw an accident plaque A-main.  Tim Cornett and Frank Watkins started on the front row as the green flag flew.  Cornett took the early lead as Darryl Banks shuffled back in the field.  Josh Morton and Jason Kinney were the first battle to develop running for the third spot.  Kinney would take the spot and set his sights on Watkins holding down second.  This battle for second was out shadowed by the three-way battle behind them for fourth, fifth, and sixth.  The first of two spins for Terry Grilliot settled the three-way battle with a caution.  Jason Kinney used the new rolling restart to his advantage to make a run on Cornett for the lead.  Kinney’s luck ran out when his car went around bringing out the caution.  Tim Cornett went on to win the 20 lap A-main.  Josh Morton finished second with Weasel Phlipot recording a third place finish.  Zach Schroeder finished forth and was awarded the hard charger award.  Schroeder also walked away with the B-main victory.  Jim Szekacs, Bill Keeler, and Jason Kinney took home heat race wins.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks also saw a spike in car counts for Saturday’s event.  John Sanford in the 0 and Buzz Jacobs in the 9X lead the field to the opening green flag.  Neither driver in the front row came away with the early lead.  Instead, Mike Sawmiller collected the first lap after his sweeping move from his outside row two starting spot.  Chris Hicks, in his usual fashion, found his way through the field and into the second spot.  Hicks would try to make a run on Sawmiller but he was already too far ahead of the field to take home the three second victory.  Chris Hicks came in second with his brother Mike Hicks beating on his backdoor coming to the checkered flag finishing in third.  Mike Hicks also picked up the hard charger award.  Tyler Moore, Chris Hicks, and Roy Miller picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts were the final event of the night.  Harvey Yoder, who was scheduled to start the pole, was unable to make the call for the A-main.  With Yoder out, Nick Glasgow jumped into the pole position as he and Cody Sanders led the field to the opening green flag.  Glasgow took the early lead.  This lead would come and go quickly for Glasgow as David Yoder moved into the top spot with one fluid move over the course of two laps.  With Glasgow back to second, Cody Sanders was ready to battle.  Glasgow and Sanders went back and forth as Robbie Tuttle looked on from forth.  This patience came in handy for Tuttle as he found himself into the second spot with fewer than five laps to go in the race.  David Yoder picked up the large margin win over Robbie Tuttle.  Nick Glasgow came home third.  David Yoder picked up the hard charger award and heat race win.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will sit idle next Saturday night as crews make preparations for the 7th annual Jack Hewitt Classic on Saturday night, July 25.  The non-wing sprint cars return as the headlining event.  The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will make their third top to WRP Saturday as well as the second ever appearance of the USAC HPD Midgets.  Waynesfield’s very own Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints will go wingless to take part in the midget event.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, Twitter, and on the brand new YouTube video page.  Saturday’s racing action at WRP was once again presented by the Contingency Connection; providing drivers with supplier discounts on top of weekly race payouts.



Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS (43 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 23S-Kyle Simon[5]
2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2]
3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4]
4. 31-Chuck Wilson[1]
5. 4-Michael Fischesser[6]
6. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[3]
7. 3-Joe Butera[7]
8. C17-Corey Miles[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[2]
2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[3]
3. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[6]
4. 4J-Scott Hampton[5]
5. 74-Drew Rader[7]
6. 320-George Willard[4]
7. 24P-Rod Henning[1]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1]
2. 9N-Luke Hall[7]
3. 42-Conner Donelson[4]
4. 37D-Mike Dunlap[2]
5. 46-Cody Gardner[3]
6. 63-Jim Dues[5]
7. 18SR-Bob Distel[6]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 82-Mike Miller[2]
2. O-Steve Irwin[5]
3. 17-Kevin Myers[6]
4. 12-Kent Wolters[7]
5. 32-Garrett Abrams[3]
6. 97J-Andy Fike[1]
7. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 21K-Kody Swanson[7]
2. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[1]
3. 4T-Josh Turner[2]
4. 31R-Tom Rhodes[6]
5. 96-Riley VanHise[5]
6. 5-Bob McMillin[4]
7. 6RR-Joe Liguori[3]

Heat 6 – (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 77-Dustin Smith[4]
2. 2K-Kevin Klatte[3]
3. 53-Steve Little[1]
4. 2M-Logan Hupp[5]
5. 4P-Joshua Clemons[2]
6. 14W-Chad Wilson[6]
7. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]

B-Main #1 – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 31-Chuck Wilson[1]
2. 37D-Mike Dunlap[2]
3. 4-Michael Fischesser[4]
4. 31R-Tom Rhodes[3]
5. 46-Cody Gardner[5]
6. 63-Jim Dues[8]
7. 96-Riley VanHise[6]
8. 6RR-Joe Liguori[12]
9. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[7]
10. 5-Bob McMillin[9]
11. 18SR-Bob Distel[11]
12. 3-Joe Butera[10]
13. C17-Corey Miles[13]

B-Main #2 – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 32-Garrett Abrams[5]
2. 4J-Scott Hampton[1]
3. 12-Kent Wolters[2]
4. 4P-Joshua Clemons[6]
5. 24P-Rod Henning[10]
6. 14W-Chad Wilson[9]
7. 71-Stratton Briggs[12]
8. 320-George Willard[7]
9. 74-Drew Rader[4]
10. 97J-Andy Fike[8]
11. 2M-Logan Hupp[3]
12. 5J-Joss Moffatt[11]

A-Main – (25 Laps)
1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[2]
2. 23S-Kyle Simon[5]
3. 21K-Kody Swanson[4]
4. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[9]
5. 82-Mike Miller[12]
6. O-Steve Irwin[6]
7. 32-Garrett Abrams[20]
8. 4J-Scott Hampton[22]
9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3]
10. 5A-Toby Alfrey[13]
11. 2K-Kevin Klatte[7]
12. 77-Dustin Smith[8]
13. 53-Steve Little[18]
14. 42-Conner Donelson[15]
15. 4T-Josh Turner[17]
16. 31-Chuck Wilson[19]
17. 17-Kevin Myers[16]
18. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[1]
19. 14C-Cooper Clouse[10]
20. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[14]
21. 9N-Luke Hall[11]
22. 37D-Mike Dunlap[21]
Hard Charger: 4J-Scott Hampton[+14]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 81H-Anthony Haas[2]
2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
3. 42-Ty Tilton[4]
4. 5J-Jake Hesson[5]
5. 65-Chris Bounds[7]
6. 28H-Rod Henning[8]
7. 28J-Jody Martin[1]
8. 76-Allen Poe[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2]
2. 44-Ron Coleman[1]
3. E99-Gage Etgen[6]
4. 22B-Brad Racer[8]
5. 14-Gary Campbell[5]
6. 17-Darin Collin[4]
7. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[7]
8. 30-Adam Ollom[3]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[2]
2. 21B-Ryan Barr[1]
3. 28K-Ron Kimmel[6]
4. 50-Craig Stower[7]
5. 4X-Bradley Ashford[4]
6. 7-Cole McKinney[5]
7. 12-Tyler Kendall[3]

A-Main – (20 Laps)
1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[4]
2. 42-Ty Tilton[7]
3. 28H-Rod Henning[16]
4. 22B-Brad Racer[11]
5. 44-Ron Coleman[2]
6. 66-Chase Dunham[3]
7. 5J-Jake Hesson[10]
8. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]
9. 65-Chris Bounds[13]
10. 28K-Ron Kimmel[9]
11. 17-Darin Collin[17]
12. 28J-Jody Martin[19]
13. E99-Gage Etgen[8]
14. 76-Allen Poe[22]
15. 21B-Ryan Barr[1]
16. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[20]
17. 30-Adam Ollom[23]
18. 14-Gary Campbell[14]
19. 7-Cole McKinney[18]
20. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5]
21. 50-Craig Stower[12]
Hard Charger: 28H-Rod Henning[+13]

Post Agri-Service Modifieds (27 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 55SZ-Jim Szekacs[1]
2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5]
3. 23-Frank Watkins[6]
4. 79-Shane Unger[3]
5. 55-Denny Szekacs[2]
6. 00K-Kyle Peterson[8]
7. 24-Terry Grilliot[4]
8. 112-Chris Ullery[7]
9. 55S-Zach Schroeder[9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 20K-Bill Keeler[1]
2. 20M-Josh Morton[2]
3. 35-Tim Cornett[5]
4. 50-Buzz Jacobs[6]
5. 73B-Cody Basiniger[3]
6. 31M-Ed Minnich[7]
7. 31-Rodney Hurst[9]
8. 58P-Jim Post[4]
9. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Jason Kinney[1]
2. 2B-Darryl Banks[6]
3. K9-Scott Gerdeman[8]
4. 11HW-Nick Wojcik[3]
5. ZERO-Brent Hole[7]
6. 17-Nick Felkey[4]
7. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[5]
8. M1G-Tim Fox[9]
9. 20-Jamie Phlipot[2]

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[10]
2. 24-Terry Grilliot[4]
3. 36-Brandon Vaughan[11]
4. 31M-Ed Minnich[2]
5. 112-Chris Ullery[7]
6. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[6]
7. 20-Jamie Phlipot[12]
8. 00K-Kyle Peterson[1]
9. 31-Rodney Hurst[5]
10. 17-Nick Felkey[3]
11. M1G-Tim Fox[9]
12. 58P-Jim Post[8]

A-Main – (20 Laps)
1. 35-Tim Cornett[1]
2. 20M-Josh Morton[4]
3. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5]
4. 55S-Zach Schroeder[16]
5. ZERO-Brent Hole[15]
6. 2B-Darryl Banks[3]
7. 20K-Bill Keeler[7]
8. 36-Brandon Vaughan[18]
9. 112-Chris Ullery[20]
10. 23-Frank Watkins[2]
11. 55SZ-Jim Szekacs[8]
12. 11HW-Nick Wojcik[12]
13. 79-Shane Unger[10]
14. 50-Buzz Jacobs[11]
15. 55-Denny Szekacs[13]
16. 73B-Cody Basiniger[14]
17. 31M-Ed Minnich[19]
18. 4-Jason Kinney[6]
19. K9-Scott Gerdeman[9]
20. 24-Terry Grilliot[17]
Hard Charger: 55S-Zach Schroeder[+12]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (18 Trucks)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. C01-tyler Moore [1]
2. 316-Ben Hower[4]
3. 9X-Buzz Jacobs[6]
4. 8-Jammie Roop[2]
5. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]
6. 0O-Brent Boehm[3]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[2]
2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[5]
3. 0-John Sanford[6]
4. 33-Mike Hicks[3]
5. 01H-Randy Hamp[4]
6. 34-James Sorrell[1]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 37J-Roy Miller[4]
2. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5]
3. 82J-Janice Hunter[6]
4. 23-Kenny Osborne[3]
5. 82-Kevin Knittle[2]
6. 1J-J.J Butler[1]

A-Main – (15 Laps)
1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[4]
2. 71-Chris Hicks[7]
3. 33-Mike Hicks[11]
4. 37J-Roy Miller[6]
5. 0-John Sanford[1]
6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[3]
7. 316-Ben Hower[5]
8. C01-tyler Moore [8]
9. 34-James Sorrell[17]
10. 23-Kenny Osborne[12]
11. 8-Jammie Roop[10]
12. 82J-Janice Hunter[9]
13. 01H-Randy Hamp[14]
14. 9X-Buzz Jacobs[2]
Hard Charger: 33-Mike Hicks[+8]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (9 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 95-David Yoder[2]
2. 85g-Nick Glasgow[4]
3. 27s-Cody Sanders[6]
4. 82-Harvey Yoder[7]
5. 27x-Robbie Tuttle[8]
6. 1h-Jeff Zwiebel[5]
7. 73-Jake Phillips[3]
8. 34-James Sorrell[9]
9. 30-Keith Staley[1]

A-Main – (15 Laps)
1. 95-David Yoder[4]
2. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[5]
3. 85G-Nick Glasgow[3]
4. 27S-Cody Sanders[2]
5. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[6]
6. 73-Jake Phillips[7]
7. 30-Keith Staley[9]
8. 34-James Sorrell[8]
Hard Charger: 95-David Yoder[+3]

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

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