AC Delco/Murray's Iceman Series driver Glenn Gault won Friday night at Toledo Speedway, which is under new ownership. Joining Gault in victory lane were the winners on the 1/5 mile track: Brian Norton (Street Stocks), Dennis Whisman (Figure 8)...
AC Delco/Murray's Iceman Series driver Glenn Gault won Friday night at Toledo Speedway, which is under new ownership. Joining Gault in victory lane were the winners on the 1/5 mile track: Brian Norton (Street Stocks), Dennis Whisman (Figure 8) & Kevin Burnheimer (Factory Stocks).
Steve Cronenwett got the jump on polesitter Tim Hebert and led until fast-qualifier Jerry Cook & Gault blew by him on lap four. Cook & Gault raced in tight formation until Cook's oil tank exploded on lap nine, ending his night. Gault would be unheaded for the remainder of the 35-lap event finishing a 1/2 straightaway ahead of Dennis Strickland.
Brian Norton had a good night, winning the dash & feature. Chuck O'Leary led the first two laps from his pole position before 1998 Toledo Street Stock champion Dave Rupp took over the point. Rupp fought back challenges from Tony Ortega, Norton & Bryan Ausmus. The quartet battled tightly before Norton finally took command on lap 16. The foursome ran side-by-side for the remainder of the 25-lap feature.
Ken Ahlgren led the first four laps before polesitter Dennis Whisman snuck to his inside. Whisman led the rest of the action packed 20 lap Figure 8 race which saw the field criss-crossing on the tight track.
Kevin Burnheimer won the feature in the Factory Stock division over Paul Duffin.
Fast Qualifier: Jerry Cook, 15.871 Dash: Glenn Gault Heat: Ed Hage, Tim Hebert Feature: Gault, Dennis Strickland, Jimmy Thiel, Hage, Hebert, Steve Cronenwett, Joey Shuryan, Ron Allen, Mike Demars, Chris Benson, Dan Trosen Jr, Tom O'Leary, Paul Young, Jerry Cook, Brian Pelletier, Also at track: Joe Hawes (DNR)
STREET STOCK Fast Qualifier: Ron Allen Dash: Brian Norton Heats: Dave Rupp, Ed Hindall Feature: Norton, Rupp, Tony Ortega, Randy Cornett, Rich Frantz, Jim Kourtakis, Allen, Dave Gilbert JR, Hindall, Bryan Aumus, Brian Graybill, Chuck O'Leary
FIGURE 8s Heats: Dennis Whisman, Ken Ahlgren Feature: Whisman, Ahlgren, Jeremy Miller, Robbie Loving, Randy Cronenwett, Greg Studt, Danny Leppen, Craig Pace, Jerry Vanderhoof, Rick Kargel, Jeff Cummins
Heats: Kevin Burnheimer, Paul Duffin Feature: Burnheimer, Duffin, Bryan Ausmus, Marc Ortega, Joe Ouelette Jr