(May 14) Toledo Speedway saw Jimmy Thiel, Rich Frantz and Jeff Maran take their first career feature wins at Toledo Speedway, Friday night. Randy Cronenwett was the victor in the Figure 8 division. Joey Shuryan jumped into the lead from his ...
(May 14) Toledo Speedway saw Jimmy Thiel, Rich Frantz and Jeff Maran take their first career feature wins at Toledo Speedway, Friday night. Randy Cronenwett was the victor in the Figure 8 division.
Joey Shuryan jumped into the lead from his outside pole position & led the initial laps until fast qualifier, Jerry Cook, shot past him on the fifth lap to take the lead. Cook built up a big lead while the rest of the field battled behind him. For the second week in a row, Cook saw his chance for a feature win slip away. This week's culprit was a bad coil on lap 21. Shuryan retook the lead with the demise of Cook's car & Shuryan battled side-by-side and nose to tail with Dennis Strickland and Rick Knowles over the next 11 laps. On lap 32, the trio tangled with Jimmy Thiel spinning but avoiding contact. Strickland and Knowles restarted at the rear, while Shuryan retired to the pits. Thiel fended off second place Steve Cronenwett to take home his first career ARCA Late Model win. It was Thiel's second feature win in his career.
Earlier in the day, Rich Frantz had set the new track record for the Street Stock division with a time of 11.416. Frantz had to hold off the challenges of Dave Rupp to take home the feature win.
Jeff Maran was victorious in the Factory Stock feature while Dan Johnson finished second.
Randy Cronenwett outpaced Ken Ahlgren for the Figure 8 feature win.
Fast Qualifier: Jerry Cook, 15.745 Dash: Cook Heats: Danny Renyolds, Paul Young Feature: Jimmy Thiel, Steve Cronenwett, Ron Allen, Mike Demars, Joe Hawes, Sean Monahan, Young, Chris Benson, Renyolds, Rick Knowles, Dennis Strickland, Ed Hage, Len Fritz Jr, Doug Stump Jr, Tom O'Leary, Dan Ford Jr, Joey Shuryan, Cook, Jay Rohrbeck, Dan Trosen Jr, Tim Hebert, Paul Pelletier
STREET STOCKS Fast Qualifier: Rich Frantz, 11.416 (NTR) Dash: Randy Cornett Heats: Lonnie York, Ed Hindall, Feature: Frantz, Dave Rupp, Steve Chartrand, York, Arnold Hall, Cornett, Dave Gilbert, Jim Kourtakis, Charles Okuley, Brian Graybill, Tony Ortega, Hindall, James Potter, Bryan Ausmus, Ron Fisher
FIGURE 8s Heats: Jeff Cummings, Randy Cronenwett Feature: Cronenwett, Ken Ahlgren, Craig Pace, Dennis Whisman, Danny Leppen, Greg Studt, Jeremy Miller, Larry Vanderhoof, Cummings, Regan Ford, Scot Bunge, Robbie Loving, Eric Hart
FACTORY STOCKS Heats: Kevin Burnheimer, Jon Hawkins Feature: Jeff Maran, Dan Johnson, Ken Knight, Garrick Gray, Burnheimer, Mark Ortega, Russ Ashman, Adam Purdy, Hawkins