STARS Zanesville results

SERIES: STOCKS-DIRT-STARS Zanesville, OH - RIS - Steve Francis of Ashland, KY finally broke his winless streak with the STARS Racing Series as the defending STARS Champion picked up his first win of 1997 at Muskingum County Speedway. Starting...

SERIES: STOCKS-DIRT-STARS

Zanesville, OH - RIS - Steve Francis of Ashland, KY finally broke his winless streak with the STARS Racing Series as the defending STARS Champion picked up his first win of 1997 at Muskingum County Speedway. Starting from the outside pole, Francis assumed command of the event at the drop of the green flag and led all the way to pocket the $10,000 top prize in the "3rd Annual Dunn/Hartman/Lutz Memorial 75"

Francis jumped into the lead in his Action Auto Mart/Don Salley Ashland Oil Camaro followed by Steve Shaver, Gary Stuhler, Tim Hitt and Rick Eckert as the field quickly fell into a single file freight train. Once he established the lead, Francis slowly opened the gap over Shaver to five car-lengths and then to 10 car-lengths before he encountered lapped traffic on lap 17. With only three caution periods to slow the race, Francis was able to take the win by a full straightaway over Shaver.

45 cars were on hand for the prestigious event, and Darrell Lanigan set the fast time in qualifying with a 16.550 second clocking around the 4/10 mile semi-banked clay oval. Heat race winners were Doug Dodd, Aaron Scott, Davey Johnson and Todd Andrews. Shaver won the ISKY RACING CAMS Fast Dash while Steve Barnett and Bart Hartman scored wins in the Pro Shocks "B" Main events. The event suffered a three hour rain delay following the second heat race.

Muskingum Speedway - RIS - Provisional results for the STARS Million Dollar Series, Dunn/Hartman/Lutz Memorial 75: Ps.Ql.No. Driver , Car Laps Notes -- -- ---- --------------------- ----- ------- 1 15 Steve Francis 75 $10000 2 30 Steve Shaver 75 $4000 3 19 Gary Stuhler 75 $2500 4 68 Tim Hitt 75 $1500 5 24 Rob House 75 $1400 6 E1 Mike Bolzano 75 $1300 7 42 Todd Andrews 75 $1200 8 12 Doug Dodd 75 $1100 9 33 Aaron Scott 75 $1000 10 1J Davey Johnson 75 $900 11 99 Donnie Moran 75 $800 12 75 Bart Hartman 75 $740 13 B4 Jack Boggs 75 $600 14 71 Delmas Conley 75 $550 15 1* Chub Frank 75 $500 16 55 Tye Long 75 $450 17 77 Barry Bragdon 74 $400 18 71R Rod Conley 74 $440 19 25 Mike Benedum 50 $440 20 89 Steve Barnett 23 $440 21 29 Darrell Lanigan 19 $400 22 15P Scott Peltz 7 $400 Time of Race : 30 mins Lap Leaders : Francis 1-75 Cautions : 3 Fast Qualifier : Lanigan - 16.550 secs ISKY Racing Cams Fast Dash Winner: Shaver Pro Shocks "B" Main Winners: Barnett, Hartman Rookie of the Race: Benedum Track Length : 0.4000 Miles

1997 STARS Racing Series Points Standings and Season Stats.

Points after 5/26/97 1. 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 3180 2. 68 Tim Hitt Weston, WV 2530 3. 24 Rick Eckert York, PA 2300 4. E1 Mike Bolzno Parkersburg, WV 2220 5. 30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg, WV 2130 6. 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH 2030 7. 1 Charlie Swartz Grayson, KY 1810 8. 71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg, OH 1560 9. 19 Gary Stuhler Greencastle, PA 1500 10. 77 Barry Bragdon Wheelersburg, OH 1430 11. 1J Davey Johnson Greensburg, PA 1400 12. 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH 1340 13. 25 Mike Benedum Bristol, WV 1320 14. 99 Donnie Moran Dresden, OH 1270 15. 71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg, OH 1120 16. 42 Todd Andrews Eldred, PA 1030 17. 32 Scott hartley Ravenswood, WV 950 18. 12 Rick Aukland Fargo, ND 920 19. B4 Jack Boggs Grayson, KY 820 20. 100 C.S. Fitzgerald Lexington, VA 720

1997 STARS Rookie of the Year Points 1. 25 Mike Benedum Bristol, WV 1320 2. 5M Ryan Markham Ashland, OH 600 3. 111 Jack Keifer Bedford, PA 50

1997 Pro Shocks "B" Main Points 1. 5M Ryan Markham Ashland, OH 1230 2. 2J Mike Johnson Imperial, PA 770 3. 00H Chuck Harper Beverly, WV 630 4. 71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg, OH 570 5. 32 Scott Hartley Ravenswood, WV 290

1997 STARS Feature Winners 99 Donnie Moran 2 Cumberland, MD Raceway;WV Speedway 19 Gary Stuhler 2 Winchester,VA Speedway;Hagerstown, MD Speedway 02 Keith Nosbisch 1 East Bay, FL Raceway (np) 30 Steve Shaver 1 East Bay, FL Raceway 00 Booper Bare 1 East Bay, FL Raceway 5 Ronnie Johnson 1 Atomic Speedway, TN 1J Davey Johnson 1 Williams Grove, PA Speedway 68 Tim Hitt 1 Cherokee, SC Speedway 114 Randle Chupp 1 Thunder Ridge, KY Speedway B4 Jack Boggs 1 Florence, KY Speedway 15 Steve Francis 1 Muskingum County, OH Speedway (np)=Non Point Event

John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems

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Series Stock car
Drivers Donnie Moran , Rick Eckert , Aaron Scott , Mike Johnson , Steve Francis
Teams Williams