Friday night at Toledo Speedway Steve Cronenwett (SLM), Ron Allen (Sportsman) and Garrick Grey (Factory Stocks) along with the MCR Dwarf Car driver Jon Wylie all visited victory lane. Cronenwett and Grey recorded their their first feature win at...
Friday night at Toledo Speedway Steve Cronenwett (SLM), Ron Allen (Sportsman) and Garrick Grey (Factory Stocks) along with the MCR Dwarf Car driver Jon Wylie all visited victory lane. Cronenwett and Grey recorded their their first feature win at Toledo while Allen recorded his third straight feature.
Joey Shuryan and Joe Hawes shared the front row, with Hawes jumping into the lead from his outside pole position. Hawes pulled out to a six car length lead, only to see it evaporate when the caution flag came out on lap two and nine. While Hawes was running unchallenged out in front, Cronenwett was quietly moving his way to the front. On lap 19 Cronenwett took over the lead, diving low underneath Hawes' black #53. Cronenwett's car got louder, emitting a horrible noise from a broken header, but he survived to take the checkered flag over a hard charging Don St. Denis.
It's been over a month since the sportsman division raced at Toledo. The layoff was good as the division now has 18 cars in it. Polesitter, Jeff MacZink took the early lead, leading the first 11 laps before Allen blew by him. Allen moved out to a sizeable lead on MacZink. On lap 16 MacZink's car slammed nearly head on into the inside third turn wall, and slid back onto the track in front of the oncoming cars. No one hit him but Randy Cronenwett's car hit the outside turn three wall. MacZink and Cronenwett were done for the night. The race was red flagged to check MacZink who complained of a sore wrist and for cleanup. Allen has won every sportsman feature ever run at Toledo since ARCA took over ownership.
It was another exciting night during the Factory Stock feature with lapped traffic playing a part in the outcome. Ramon Ortiz was leading when he came upon lapped traffic. Garrick Grey dove low and passed Ortiz on the final corner of the final lap. Ortiz hung on for second.
The MCR Dwarf Cars made their annual visit to Toledo and actually ran their feature during the sportsman feature's red flag. Mike McManman led the first eight laps and was passed for the lead and win by Jon Wylie.
<pre> ARCA LATE MODELS FAST QUALIFIER: Don St. Denis,15:84 DASH: Ron Allen HEATS: Joey Shuryan, Bob Mikolajczyk
35 LAP ARCA LATE MODEL FEATURE Steve Cronenwett, St. Denis, Allen, Joe Hawes, Shuryan, Dennis Strickland, Sean Monahan, Jimmy Thiel, Mike Demars, Kevin Stahl, Robbie Loving, Dale Tanner, Mikolajczyk, Paul Pelletier, Dan Trosen Jr, Scott Polanski, Chris Benson, Jimmy Ward, Kent Brewer, Rick Knowles, Randy Churchill
DNR: C. Jay Baughan, Jeff Carnacchi, Jim Chambers, Clayton Smith
ARCA DIAMOND RACING PRODUCTS SPORTSMAN FAST QUALIFIER: Ron Allen, 18:45 TRACK RECORD DASH: Brian Norton HEATS: Carl Bumgardner, James Potter 25 LAP SPORTSMAN FEATURE Allen, Norton, Bumgardner, Randy Cornett, Rich Frantz, James Potter, Kevin Burnheimer, Dan Guy, Brian Foster, Richard Thomas, Tommy O'Leary, Jeff MacZink, Randy Cronenwett, Bryan Ausmus, Tim Jansen, Dave Gilbert, Craig Pace, Bob Nuen
ARCA FACTORY STOCKS HEATS: Chris Wilcox, Jeff Maran, Paul Duffin 20 LAP ARCA FACTORY STOCK FEATURE Garrick Gray, Ramon Ortiz, Josh Bunting, Duffin, Jerry Purdy, Matthew Bunting, Mike Mills, Maran, Tara St. Aubin, Tim Murphy
MCR DWARF CARS FAST QUALIFIER: Mark Colclesser, 11:03 HEATS: Bill Reardon, Jeff See, Jon Wylie 10 LAP B MAIN: Jerry Davis 15 LAP MCR DWARF CAR FEATURE Wylie, Mike McManman, Mike Stuart, Eric Hoffman, See, Rick Hollum, Colclesser, Rob Roney, Davis, Rick Barnes