Flat Rock Speedway saw a first time winner, a second time winner and a third time winner Saturday night on Walt Michal RV Center Night. Chad Guinn jumped into the lead from his pole position with Steve Cronenwett following in his tire tracks.
Flat Rock Speedway saw a first time winner, a second time winner and a third time winner Saturday night on Walt Michal RV Center Night.
Chad Guinn jumped into the lead from his pole position with Steve Cronenwett following in his tire tracks. The pair raced nose to tail with Rick Knowles catching the pair about the 1/2 way point. Knowles moved around Cronenwett to take over the 2nd position on lap 22. Meanwhile, Stan Yee Jr had been utilizing the 2nd groove on his move towards the front. With 5 laps remaining in the 35 lap feature, Yee Jr sailed around Guinn & went on for his first career SLM win. The Roseville, Michigan also a set fast time of 11.646, one of the fastest times set in recent memory. Yee Jr's qualifying time was only .13 off of the track record of 11.511 set August 18, 1990. Knowles got around Guinn for 2nd, while Guinn held on for 3rd. The battle for 4th came down to nearly a tie as Rob Randa, Royce Cornett & Bill Steinhilber came across the line three wide. Randa beat the other two by about a foot, while Cornett took 5th by an inch or so over Steinhilber.
Randy Cronenwett held off a determined Robbie Loving on the way to his second Figure 8 feature of 1998. Cronenwett won his heat and led all 20 laps of the feature.
For the 3rd time in 5 races, Ron Allen's white & red #86 Monte Carlo graced victory lane in the Street Stock A Main division. Allen started on the outside pole and, like Cronenwett, led all the laps in the feature. In the final laps of the 25 lap feature, Brian Norton closed in on Allen but wasn't able to complete the pass.
Five races, five faces describe the competitive Street Stock B Main division. No repeat winners have made their way to victory lane in 1998. This week, Kevin Butzin took home the feature win giving himself a nice birthday present. Butzin fought off heavy pressure from Mo Volckaert for most of the 15 lap race but Volckaert wasn't able to get around Butzin's red #89 Grand Prix, settling for 2nd place.
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Fast Time: Stan Yee Jr, 11.646 Dash: Steve Bunge Heats: Chad Guinn, Jeremy Miller, Chris Benson Consi: Joy Fair, Benson Feature: Yee Jr, Rick Knowles, Guinn, Rob Randa, Royce Cornett, Bill Steinhilber, Bunge, Steve Cronenwett, Ron Allen, Tim Hebert,Sean Monohan, Jerry Cook, Dennis Strickland, Paul Young, Joe Hawes, Benson, Mike Fritz, Jimmy Thiel, Fair, Dan Ford Jr, Miller
STREET STOCKS Fast Time: Brian Norton, 13.461 A Dash: Jeff Sullivan A Heat: Rich Frantz, Tony Ortega B Dash: Tim Moore B Heats: Dan Schuchardt, Rich Grzych, Henry Bradley
A Main: Ron Allen, Norton, Rick Knowles, Sullivan, Jim Selmi, Tom Selmi, Randy Casey, Regan Ford, Bob Rae, Jim Froling, Terry Humphrey, Mel Worley, Jeff Carnacchi, Mark Mayville, Ortega, Bruce Kirkendall, Franz, Gary Majchrzak, Jim Hubbard, Carl Butzin, Ken Knight, Dan Doyle, Joe Morgan
B Main: Kevin Butzin, Mo Volckaert, Jeff MacZink, Moore, Randy DeMaggio, Rich Abel, Barry Reeck, Larry Hall, John Huebner Sr, Brian Ausmus, Pat Bullock Jr, Earl Roth Jr, Jerry Eritano, Schuchardt, Grzych, Mark Goebel, Lonnie York, Joe Harbin, Arnold Hall, Mike Spruell
C Main: Henry Bradley, Jeff Kurzyniec, Doug Stump, Jim Kourtakis, Grover Smith, Pat Logan, Larry Smothers, Lee Rigney
Heat: Randy Cronenwett, Scot Bunge Feature: Cronenwett, Robbie Loving, Ken Ahlgren, Bob Studt, Dennis Whisman, Greg Studt, Parker Wade, Scot Bunge, Eric Hart, Ken Carpenter, Rich Lee, Fred Spaulding, Frankie Bockstanz, Dan Doyle, John Huebner Sr