Flat Rock Speedway crowned three champions Saturday night. Rick Knowles had a night that most drivers dream of. He won the Super Late Model feature and became the Super Late Model champion. The Willis, Michigan driver also picked up his fourth...
Flat Rock Speedway crowned three champions Saturday night. Rick Knowles had a night that most drivers dream of. He won the Super Late Model feature and became the Super Late Model champion. The Willis, Michigan driver also picked up his fourth Street Stock championship. Knowles becomes the second driver in Flat Rock Speedway history to win the two championships in one season. Bob Studt was the last driver to accomplish this feat, winning both the Street Stock and Figure 8 titles in 1986.
Randy Cronenwett captured his first career Flat Rock Speedway Figure 8 championship after leading every lap in the 25 lap feature. Bob Studt finished second in both the feature and the championship race.
The race was red flagged twice. Once to clear the cars of Troy Herrmann and Mark Gobel who crashed and stopped at the intersection and another to collect the stalled car of Eric Buck from a dangerous area.
Brian Norton scored his fourth win of the season in the Street Stock A division. Championship contenders, Ron Allen and Rick Knowles settled for second and third.
A sad note was instilled into the evening's events when it was announced that "Crazy" Dave Whisman had passed away the previous Monday. Although Whisman spent most of his Figure 8 racing at Toledo Speedway, he raced several years at Flat Rock on the Figure 8 track. A collection in the grandstands and pits by the drivers raised $2,500 for the Dave Whisman family.
SUPER LATE MODELS:
FAST QUALIFIER: Rick Knowles, 12.02 DASH: Steve Cronenwett HEATS: Sean Monahan, Dan Trosen Jr FEATURE: Knowles, Royce Cornett, Rob Randa, Bill Steinhilber, Paul Hahn, Chad Guinn, Ron Allen, Dennis Strickland, Cronenwett, Chris Benson, Joy Fair, Parker Wade, Trosen Jr, Brian Pelletier, Stan Yee Jr, Monahan, Len Roberts, Jeremy Miller, Kevin McCarthney, Steve Bunge, Dan Ford Jr, Mike Morris
1998 CHAMPION: RICK KNOWLES
STREET STOCKS FAST QUALIFIER: Brian Norton, 13.532 'A' DASH: Rick Knowles 'B' DASH: Chuck Koob 'A' HEATS: John Sullivan, Scott Selmi 'B' HEATS: Pat Bullock Jr, James Potter, Henry Bradley A MAIN: Norton, Ron Allen , Knowles, Ken Knight, Tom Selmi, Regan Ford, Randy Casey, John Rowloff, Jeff Carnacchi, Jim Froling, Rich Frantz, Dave Hogberg, Bruce Kirkendall, Mark Spruell, Mike Baas, Sullivan, Gary Majchrzak, Tony Ortega, Mary Mayville, Jim Selmi, Terry Humphrey, Arnold Hall
B MAIN: Jeff MacZink, Carl Butzin, Koob, Jeff Kurzyniec, Jerry Eritano, Mo Volckaert, Randy DeMaggio, John Huebner Sr, Tim Moore, Rich Grzych, S Selmi, Jerry Cichocki, Rich Abel, Bryan Ausmus, Lonnie York, Joe Harbin, Earl Roth Jr, Bullock JR, Steve Chartrand, Potter
C MAIN: H Bradley, Dave DeBash, Grover Smith, Mark Howie, Jim Kourtakis, Pat Logan, John LaFrance, Larry Smothers, Doug Stump, Bill Brown, Johnny Huebner Jr, Rob Murphy, Joe Morgan, Ron Blanchard, Bob Bradley
FIGURE 8's HEATS: Parker Wade & Dennis Whisman FEATURE: Randy Cronenwett, Bob Studt, Whisman, Wade, Greg Studt, Eric Hart, Gary Vanderhoof, Scot Bunge, Troy Herrmann, Fred Spaulding Jr, Eric Buck, Ken Ahlgren, Jerry Lee, Mark Gobel, Robbie Loving, Andrew Wilson, Vern Okopski Jr
************************** MONDAY AFTERNOON
By winning the 20 lap feature, Mo Volckaert he became the 1998 Street Stock B Division champion.
Tristan Dupuis came from two laps down, took the lead and the win with 22 laps to go in the 250 lap Enduro.
Dave Stewart won his third X car 30 lap feature in a row.
Jeff Mansfield won the 20 lap Legends feature.
B MAIN FEATURE: Volckaert, (DEAD HEAT FOR SECOND) Rich Grzych, Earl Roth Jr, Bryan Ausmus, Randy DeMaggio
ENDURO: Tristan Dupuis, Rick Johnson, Mark Vanderlip, Mark Seguin, Brian Norton
X CARS: David Stewart, Brian Norton, Ken Knight, Greg Studt, Randy Cronenwett
LEGENDS: Jeff Mansfield, Jeff Cannon, Tom Terzo, Chuck Kreutz, Ronnie Souders