A large field of Super Late Model competitors, 65 cars, filled the pits to near capacity Sunday night at Toledo Speedway. A very large crowd watched Freddie Campbell and Tim Felver take victories in the initial Budwieser Twin 100 lap features.
A large field of Super Late Model competitors, 65 cars, filled the pits to near capacity Sunday night at Toledo Speedway. A very large crowd watched Freddie Campbell and Tim Felver take victories in the initial Budwieser Twin 100 lap features. Campbell won the ACDelco Murray’s Super Car Series event and Felver winning the Glass City Qualifier feature.
A full story appears elsewhere on this website concerning the ACDelco Murray’s Super Car Series race.
Seven teams brought a car for an attempt to run both features. Five of the drivers accomplish this feat, Scott Baker, Harold Fair Jr, Glenn Gault, Dave Kuhlman, Chuck Roumell with Jerry Cook, Donnie Hill unable to transfer into the Glass City Qualifier because of mechanical and damage from an accident respectively.
The second 100-lap feature of the night was the first of two qualifying races for the Budweiser Glass City 200 to be held in September. A second qualifying race will be held Sept. 3. The winner of each race will be guaranteed a starting position in the Glass City 200.
Scott Baker was the Roush Racing Fast qualifier with a track record of 15.59. The defending ACDelco Murray’s Super Car Series champion took home an additional $250.
A 15 lap last-chance race transferred the top eight finishers to the main event. Stan Yee Jr. took the win over Mike Demars, Robbie Loving, Kevin Stahl, Ed Hage, Bob Mikolajczyk, Chris Benson and Paul Pelletier.
Polesitter Jack Smith (the 12th place qualifier) led the first three laps when the red flag flew for a grinding crash by Jimmy Thiel and Harold Fair Jr in which Fair Jr drove up and over Thiel’s roof. Thiel was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure, and was released later Sunday night with severe bruising on his arm and chest but otherwise okay. On the restart Chuck Roumell drove by Smith and led the next 13 laps before being overtaken by Don St. Denis. St. Denis and Steve Cronenwett waged a battle for the point keeping the fans on the edge of their seats as the pair negotiated lapped traffic. Cronenwett led only one lap when St. Denis wiggled coming out of turn four but it was an important one as he took home the$100 half-way bonus on lap 50. The following lap St. Denis regained his rhythm and resumed the lead on lap 51. A great battle ensued between Tim Felver, Dave Kuhlman, Tim Ice and Dennis Berry as the quartet raced their way to the front. Felver, the defending Glass City 200 champion, caught St. Denis on lap 65 and 10 laps later dove low under St. Denis for the lead. Felver would never relinquish the lead. Kuhlman’s hard charge to the front in the latter stages of the event netted him second over St. Denis, who faded to third. Rick Sheppard started 18th and finished fourth, giving him a bonus of $50 for the Hard Charger Award. Lewandowski Engineering sponsored the entire $500 of lap money for the event. Felver is now guaranteed a spot in the September 23-24 Budweiser Glass City 200 via his win.
<pre> Glass City Qualfier:
Fast Time: Scott V. Baker, 15.59 Last Chance Race: Stan Yee Jr, Mike Demars, Robbie Loving, Kevin Stahl, Ed Hage, Bob Mikolajczyk, Chris Benson, Paul Pelletier, Craig Pace, Curt McGorman, Jimmy Ward, Jerry Cook, Scott Polanski, Jim Froling, Donnie Hill
Tim Felver, Dave Kuhlman, Don St. Denis, Rick Sheppard, Tim Ice, Dennis Berry, Glenn Gault, Rick Knowles, Ron Allen, Chuck Roumell, Stahl, Paul Namey, Demars, Joe Hawes, Yee Jr, Steve Cronenwett, Pelletier, Hage, Baker, Chuck Silva, Benson, Mikolajczyk, Jack Smith, Jimmy Thiel, Harold Fair Jr DNS: Robbie Loving