Flat Rock, Michigan - A veteran returns to his winning ways, a first career feature winner & a massive pileup highlighted the evening at Flat Rock Speedway Saturday night. Bill Steinhilber won his first Super Late Model feature of the...
Flat Rock, Michigan - A veteran returns to his winning ways, a first career feature winner & a massive pileup highlighted the evening at Flat Rock Speedway Saturday night.
Bill Steinhilber won his first Super Late Model feature of the 1998 season leading the entire 35 lap distance from his pole position. Just as the field was to take the green at the start of the feature, it was discovered that one of the 22 starters was leaking oil & the cars were stopped on the frontstretch & the process of checking cars began. Paul Young was the culprit & sent to the infield. When the race began Steinhilber jumped into the lead & was never headed. Rob Randa for the 2nd week in a row came home in the runner's up position.
In the Street Stock division, Randy Casey won his first career A main. Casey took over the lead on lap 9 from polesitter Bob Rae only to have lead designate when the yellow flew on lap 20. The caution flag also broke up the best battles of the season that had nearly half the field battling nose to tail & side-by-side for the runners up position. After the caution the Windsor, Ontario driver turned back the challenges of first Ken Knight then Brian Norton the final 5 laps.
Most of the B main drivers probably wished they'd stayed in the pits & never went out for their feature. Most of the 20 drivers in the field never made it to turn 2 because of the massive melee that ensued when polesitter John Huebner Sr got sideways between turns one & two. Only six or seven cars made it through as one after another after another the cars piled into each other. Several limped to the pits but many were towed & flatbedded back. The worst appeared to be last week's B main winner Chuck Koob who's white #10 was hit, it seems, by just about every car in the wreck, with no corner of his car undamaged. After the cleanup was finished, 11 cars lined up for the start of the race with Larry Hall winning over Tim Moore.
Dennis Whisman led the figure 8 feature from green to checkered from his pole position. Last week's feature winner Robbie Loving finished a strong second, catching Whisman with 5 to go but was foiled in his attempt for back to back wins by lapped traffic.
SUPER LATE MODELS
Fast time: Stan Yee Jr 11.995 Dash: Royce Cornett Heats: Steve Cronenwett, Ron Allen, Joy Fair
Feature: Bill Steinhilber, Rob Randa, Rick Knowles, Cornett, Yee JR, Dan Ford Jr, Chad Guinn, Jimmy Thiel, Jerry Cook, Sean Monahan, Steve Bunge, Joy Fair, Tim Hebert, Ed Hage, Paul Hahn, Allen, Dennis Strickland, Jason Hedlesky, Cronenwett, Joe Hawes, Jeremy Miller, Paul Young
STREET STOCKS Fast time: Brian Norton 13.611 A dash: Ken Knight A heats: Ron Allen, Tony Ortega B dash: Mo Volckaert B heats: John Huebner Sr, Rich Abel, Pat Logan A MAIN: Randy Casey, Norton, Regan Ford, Knight, Rick Knowles, Ron Allen, Bob Rae, Rich Frantz, Jeff Carnacchi, Jim Froling, Ed Wood, Jim Selmi, Carl Butzin, Kevin Butzin, Bruce Kirkendahl, Jim Hubbard, Ortega, Arnold Hall, John Rowloff, Randy DeMaggio, Jim Selmi, Terry Humphrey
B MAIN: Larry Hall, Tim Moore, Ken Kraatz, Joe Harbin, Gary Majchrzak, Earl Roth Jr, Rich Grzych, Abel, Johnny Huebner Jr, Jerry Eritano, Mel Worley (IN WRECK) Huebner Sr, Dan Schuchardt, Dave Hogberg, Volckaert, Chuck Koob, Bill Collinger, Jeff MacZink, Lonnie York, Mark Gobel
C MAIN: Pat Logan, Larry Smothers Jr, Jim Kourtakis, Doug Stump, Nick Bradley, Al Smith
Heats: Dennis Whisman, Greg Studt
Feature: Whisman, Robbie Loving, Randy Cronenwett, Parker Wade, G Studt, Ken Ahlgren, Bob Studt, Eric Hart, Vern Okopski Jr, Jerry Lee Jr, Scot Bunge, Fred Spaulding, John Huebner Sr