A large crowd filled the stands for Giles Auto Body/WTWR Radio/Heritage Newspapers autograph night. In the pits 103 cars were on hand. Sharing the wining laurels were Royce Cornett, Brian Norton, Barry Reeck & Bob Studt. Paul Hahn saw his ...
A large crowd filled the stands for Giles Auto Body/WTWR Radio/Heritage Newspapers autograph night. In the pits 103 cars were on hand. Sharing the wining laurels were Royce Cornett, Brian Norton, Barry Reeck & Bob Studt.
Paul Hahn saw his chance for his first career feature win slip away with a caution late in the 35 lap Super Late Model feature. Hahn had taken over the lead on lap 12 from polesitter Stan Yee Jr and was leading by several car lengths when Steve Bunge and Tim Hebert tangled resulting in Hebert slamming into the frontstretch wall with five laps remaining. On the restart Hahn had to contend with Royce Cornett and Bill Steinhilber. With two laps remaining, Hahn's white #4 drifted high and Cornett scooted low to take the win, his fourth of 1998. Hahn held off a hard charging Steinhilber for the runner's up position.
The Street Stock A division saw three different drivers lead the first three laps. Outside front row starter Rick Knowles led the first lap, while polesitter claimed the lead on lap two. Third place starter Regan Ford took over the point on lap three. Ford held off a tenacious Brian Norton for the next 13 laps before Norton moved to the low side of Ford to take over the lead. Although Ford dogged Norton's every move the remainder of the 25 lap feature he was never able to get around.
The ultra competitive Street Stock B division had its 14th different winner out of 17 races. Barry Reeck started on the pole and proceeded to lead the entire 15 lap distance.
It was the Studts at the front of the 20 lap Figure 8 feature with father, Bob, besting son, Greg, for the win. The fans were treated to a lot of narrow crossing in the intersection as the Studts wound their way to checkered flag. During the heat races Scot Bunge and Dwayne Moseley clobbered each other in the intersection and the pair were on their trailers early.
Going into next week's final night of competition for the Super Late Model division, there were five drivers with a mathematical chance at taking the title, with the top four drivers are separated by 40 points.
SUPER LATE MODELS
FAST TIME: Rick Knowles, 12.095
DASH: Dan Ford Jr
HEATS: Rob Randa, Jerry Cook, Len Roberts
CONSI: Jeremy Miller (transfer), Cook (transfer), DID NOT TRANSFER: Dan Trosen Jr, Brian Pelletier, Jerry Genise, Roberts, Mike Morris, Len Fritz, Kevin McCarthney
FEATURE: Royce Cornett, Paul Hahn, Bill Steinhilber, Knowles, Stan Yee Jr, Ron Allen, Ford Jr, Chad Guinn, Jason Hedlesky, Joy Fair, Dave Zagaiski, Dave Henneberry, Sean Monahan, Chris Benson, Steve Bunge, Miller, Parker Wade, Tim Hebert, Steve Cronewett, Randa, Cook, Dennis Strickland
FAST TIME: Brian Norton, 13.524
'A' DASH: Rick Knowles
'A' HEATS: Jeff Carnacchi, Mark Mayville
'B' DASH: Gary Majchrzak
'B' HEATS: Brian Ausmus, Lonnie York, Pat Bullock Jr
'A' MAIN: Norton, Regan Ford, Ken Knight, Knowles, Ron Allen, Tom Selmi, Randy Casey, Jim Froling, Mark Spruell, Carnacchi, Jim Selmi, John Rowloff, Dave Hogberg, Rich Frantz, Mike Kieffer, Bruce Kirkendall, Tony Ortega, Terry Humphrey, Mayville, John Sullivan, Dan Schuchardt, Carl Butzin
'B' MAIN: Barry Reeck, Tim Moore, Earl Roth Jr, Rich Gryzch, Randy DeMaggio, Chuck Koob, Jeff Kurzyniec, Jerry Eritano, Scott Selmi, Ed Wettlaufer, Majchrzak, York, John Huebner Sr, Rich Abel, Joe Harbin, John LaFrance Jr
'C' MAIN: Bullock Jr, Joe Morgan, Al Smith, Mike Rafferty, Doug Stump, Henry Bradley, Dave DeBash, Ron Blanchard, Johnny Huebner Jr, Bill Brown, Mike Howie
HEATS: Ken Ahlgren, Bob Studt
FEATURE: Bob Studt, Greg Studt, Randy Cronenwett, Ahlgren, Dennis Whisman, Vern Okopski Jr, Jerry Vanderhoof, Parker Wade, Rich Lee, Mark Goebel, Troy Herrmann, Robbie Loving, Fred Spaulding, Joe Whisman, Eric Hart