Advantage Auto Parts/Owens Corning Night Toledo Speedway June 20, 2001 SUPER LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier: Dennis Strickland 15.79 secs. Heats: Dave Kuhlman, Guy Pritchard, Tommy Adams III Feature: Ron Allen, Dave Kuhlman, Chuck Roumell, Steve...
Advantage Auto Parts/Owens Corning Night
June 20, 2001
SUPER LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier: Dennis Strickland 15.79 secs. Heats: Dave Kuhlman, Guy Pritchard, Tommy Adams III
Feature: Ron Allen, Dave Kuhlman, Chuck Roumell, Steve Cronenwett, Dennis Strickland, Jimmy Thiel, Joe Hawes, Robbie Loving, Dale Tanner, Chris Benson, Tommy Adams, Barry Quiniff, Harold Fair Jr., Steve Peters, Guy Pritchard, Nick Bailey, C Jay Baughan, Dusty Whitney, Tom O'Leary Jr., Jon Raney, Scott Polanski, Kent Brewer, Mike Robson, Jim Froling
Notes: Ron Allen kept up the streak of eight races, eight faces in victory lanes. Toledo's sister track, Flat Rock Speedway (Flat Rock, Mich.), hasn't had a repeat winner in 10 races in 2001 in the super late model division. Of the 18 SLM races, there's only been three drivers to win a race at each track, Allen, Dennis Strickland and Dave Kuhlman. Allen led the entire 35-lap feature and had a terrific battle with Harold Fair Jr. The pair touched while racing through lapped traffic with Fair Jr spinning out of contention. Fair Jr's spin was the only caution of the event.
SPORTSMAN Fast Qualifier: Ron Allen, 18.16 secs. NTR Heats: Dan Guy, John Brooks, Art Rozane
Feature: Craig Pace, Allen, Kevin Burnheimer, Guy, Randy Cornett, Randy Cronenwett, Craig Bracken, Rich Frantz, Tim Janson, Jeff MacZink
Notes: Craig Pace led the first two laps before surrendering the lead to Canadian Terry Jones. Jones led the next 10 laps before a broken driveshaft ended his night. Pace resumed the lead, battling with Kevin Burnheimer over the next 12 laps before the only caution of the event flew when John Brooks car erupted in fire on lap 22. This allowed Burnheimer and Ron Allen to catch up to Pace. Allen past Burnheimer and the lapped car of Tommy O'Leary III set sail for Pace, catching him as the white flag flew. Allen gave it everything he had but Pace went on for his first career victory in the sportsman division. Pace's car has other wins at the track, only on the fifth mile track in the street stock division. Ron Allen set a new track record of 18.16 in qualifying.
FIGURE 8's Fast qualifier: Ricky Kargel, 15.30 secs. NTR
Greg Studt, Jeremy Miller, Dennis Whisman, Randy Cronenwett, Robbie
Loving, Kargel, Danny Apperson, Parker Wade, Eric Buck, Frankie
Bockstanz, Troy Herrmann, Dwayne Mosley, Brice Thomsen
Did not start: Craig Pace
Feature #2: Studt, Cronenwett, Kargel, Apperson, Loving, Wade, Herrmann, Buck, Miller, Bockstanz, Thomsen, Pace, Whisman, Mosley
Notes:The Figure 8's class held a scheduled double feature night with Greg Studt the big winner of the evening, sweeping both feature events. New track record setter (15.30), Ricky Kargel led early in the first feature before tangling with the lapped car of Brice Thomsen. Studt took over the top spot and help off a hard charging Jeremy Miller and Dennis Whisman. In the second feature, it was an invert of two, putting Miller on the pole and Studt outside him. Studt led the second 20-lap feature from green to checkered. As usual the criss-crossing action in the intersection kept fans on the edge of their seats.
FACTORY STOCKS Heats: Joe Gramlich, Paul Radavich, James Hazlett Last Chance: Josh Bunting B Main: Darryl McCormack
A Main: Gramlich, Bunting, Paul Duffin, Eugene Worden, Hazlett, Lyn Hall, Robert Heath, Craig Osenbaugh, Rob Stewart, Phil Luczewski
Notes: Joe Gramlich started on the pole and dominated the 20-lap feature. The field broke into two packs, allowing Gramlich to achieve the large lead. Josh Bunting won the last chance race to make it into the feature and finished second.