Waynesfield Raceway Park; Recap,Results, Weir/Shunk Photos

Hall, Lucius, Bowersock, Hicks, and McDaries Take Waynesfield Wins
August 19, 2017

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/19/17) – Drivers felt the pressure as point battles were tight Saturday night at Waynsfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  With the final event of the year approaching quickly, drivers knew it was crunch time to get those last few points.  Coming into the weekend, three classes saw points differences of less than 10.  The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings have the tightest battle with the top three drivers within four points of one another.  Saturday’s race was the second to last night of racing before champions are crowned.

The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints took the track for 25 laps of action.  Dallas Hewitt and Paul Dues led the field to the opening green flag.  Hewitt won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap.  Current points leader Drew Rader started on the outside of row two on the initial start.  Rader moved his way into the second spot at the drop of the green flag.  With three laps in the books, Rader took the lead away moving Hewitt back to second.  A caution would come out for the 34 of Parker Frederickson. Frederickson spun around in turn two.  On the restart, Kyle Simon moved into the third spot.  Simon came into the weekend second in points, just three points behind Rader.  Two cautions followed.  One was for the 54 of Matt Westfall and the other for Frederickson.  Frederickson left the track, Westfall restarted the A-main from the rear of the field.  Back under green, Luke Hall came out of nowhere and began to challenge for the runner-up spot.  Hewitt, who held the spot, jumped over the cushion and made contact with the outside wall.  This mishap moved Hall into the second spot.  With under 10 laps to go, Hall jumped into the lead and took home the victory.  Rader came home in second with Simon finishing in third.  It was a good points night for the top three in the standings as they locked up the top three A-main spots.  Simon and Hall claimed the heat race wins.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints went wingless for the final time in 2017.  Korbyn Hayslett and Ron Coleman led the field to the opening green flag for 20 laps of racing.  Hayslett took the early lead and led the opening lap.  Tyler Cox in the 7X began to smoke early on in the A-main.  Cox found himself in some bigger trouble as he got together with the 42 of Ty Tilton to bring out the caution with 7 laps in the books.  Back under green, Tayte Williamson began to make a run for the lead from his inside row four starting spot. Williamson was a man on a mission on the restart as he made a run for the lead.  Williamson’s battle with Hayslett at the halfway point paid off for Williamson.  Williamson claimed the top spot pushing Hayslett back to second.  Hayslett seemed to run out of steam late in the race as he gave up the second spot to Gunnar Lucius with just 8 laps to go in the main.  Lucius pushed his number 22 car to the limit to catch the leader.  Lucius finally did with under-five to go and claimed the lead with three to go.  Lucius went on to win the A-main in a car rebuilt that very morning.  Williamson finished in second.  Hayslett came home third.  Williamson and Kobe Allison picked up the heat races.

The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds took the track for 20 laps of racing.  Bill Keeler and Scott Gerdeman led the field to the opening green flag.  The drag race into turn one gave Gerdeman the lead on the opening lap.  The first yellow came early in the A-main for the 5T Shawn Treon entering turn one.  Back under green, Gerdeman went up and over the cushion slowing his car down a bit.  That mistake allowed Keeler to take the lead.  A few laps later, Treon spun again exiting turn four right in front of the leaders.  No further contact was made with Treon.  The spin ended Treon’s night.  Back under green, Jerry Bowersock seemed to find the correct setup on is 95J machine.  Bowersock took the lead away with just 13 laps to go in the main.  Now in control, Bowersock wasted no time extending him lead over the field.  The idea lasted for a brief moment until lap traffic began to build.  As the halfway signal was displayed, JJ Butler lost control of his car.  The 1X slid down the banking directly in front of the lead pack.  Everyone managed to get by without making contact with Butler.  The end of the A-main was plagued with cautions before Jerry Bowersock took a trip to victory lane.  Bill Keeler finished in second.  Tom Conrad finished in third after a late race surge to the front.  Shane O’Conner, Jerry Bowersock, and Tom Conrad claimed the heat races.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of racing.  Lima’s Chuck Weigt and Jackson Center’s Terry Klopfenstein led the field to the opening green flag.  Current points leader and former track champion Chris Hicks jumped into the lead from his inside row three starting spot.  Hicks led the opening lap.  A three-wide battle for second shaped up behind Hicks with the 17D of Devon Helmig smashed in the middle of the battle.  Helmig came out on top to claim the 2nd spot.  Kevin Knittle, who came into the weekend fifth in points, had a great run and moved into the fourth spot at the halfway point.  As laps began to tick down, Hicks held the lead.  Helmig held second with Frankie Weigt in third, banging on the backdoor.  Late in the race, Weigt found a way around Helmig and moved into the second spot.  In the end, Chris Hicks came home with the victory.  Frankie Weigt finished in second with Devon Helmig finishing in third.  Weigt and Hicks also took home the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the night of racing.  Devon Hower and Austin Scott led the field of Compacts to the opening green flag.  Scott got a great jump and claimed the lead and the opening lap.  Scott tried to build a small lead over the field before a caution flag was flown for a piece of debris on the racing surface.  On the restart, Brandon McDaries and Justin Durflinger went door to door for second.  After a few laps of repeated battles, McDaries took the spot pushing Durflinger back.  As the field reached the halfway point, the yellow flew for an accident involving Rob Sharpe and Audrie Twining.  On the restart, Scott’s luck ran out as McDaries took the lead and the victory.  Robie Tuttle muscled his way into second with under five to go to claim the runner-up spot.  Austin Scott finished in third.  McDaries and Tuttle claimed the heat race wins.

The final points race for 2017 takes place next Saturday night, August 26th.  All five weekly classes, including the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will be in action.  The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will be running for a $300 to win payday.  Racing is scheduled to begin at 7PM.

The final event of the 2017 season at Waynesfield will take place Sunday night, September 3rd.  The event is the rescheduled Summer Sprint Sizzler featuring four divisions of sprint car racing.  Drivers from all over the Midwest will converge on WRP for the “must-see” event of the year.  Rain checks and wristbands from the rained-out event in July will be honored.  Full details on the event and ticket information can be found on the Waynesfield Raceway Park website.

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RACE RESULTS

Non Wings – Quest Federal Credit Union
Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 52-Isaac Chapple[3] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[6] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. e99-Gage Etgen[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 8. 34-Parker Frederickson[8]
Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 4. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 6. 9X-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 7. 42-Ty  Tilton[3] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[2]
A-Main 1 –  (25 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 4. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ; 7. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 8. 9X-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[13] ; 10. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 11. e99-Gage Etgen[11] ; 12. 52-Isaac Chapple[6] ; 13. 42-Ty  Tilton[14] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[16] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 16. 34-Parker Frederickson[15]

AMSA Mini Sprints – Performance Powder Coating
Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 28K-Kobe Allison[2] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[1] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 5. 23S-Brad Strunk[5] ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[3]
Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 88-Tayte Williamson[2] ; 2. 42-Ty  Tilton[1] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 6. 44W-Chris Whipple[6]
A-Main 1 –  (20 Laps)
1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6] ; 2. 88-Tayte Williamson[7] ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1] ; 4. 42-Ty  Tilton[5] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[10] ; 6. 44-Ron Coleman[2] ; 7. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 8. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[11] ; 10. 44W-Chris Whipple[12] ; 11. 7X-Taylor Cox[4] ; 12. 28K-Kobe Allison[8]

 
 
UMP Modifieds – Satellite Connections
Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 34XX-Shane O’Conner[2] ; 2. ZERO-Brent Hole[1] ; 3. 58P-Jim Post[6] ; 4. 24-Terry Grilliot[4] ; 5. 21T-Tom Treon[5] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[7] ; 7. 5T-Shawn Treon[8] ; 8. M1G-Matt Twining[3]
Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 95J-Jerry  Bowersock[1] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[5] ; 3. 74-Lenny Guyton[2] ; 4. 55D-Brandon Dailey[4] ; 5. 1-Brian Przepiora[8] ; 6. 1J-John Bradley[7] ; 7. 39-Cole  Roberson[3] ; 8. 9C-Troy Cattarene[6]
Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 21JR-Tom Conrad[4] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 3. 112-Chris Ullery[8] ; 4. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[3] ; 5. 44-JD Lease[6] ; 6. 9PG-Percy Gendran[2] ; 7. 1X-JJ Butler[1] ; 8. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7]
A-Main 1 –  (20 Laps)
1. 95J-Jerry  Bowersock[5] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[1] ; 3. 21JR-Tom Conrad[4] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[9] ; 5. ZERO-Brent Hole[3] ; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[10] ; 8. 1J-John Bradley[16] ; 9. 4J-David Treon, Jr.[12] ; 10. 9C-Troy Cattarene[22] ; 11. 55D-Brandon Dailey[11] ; 12. 16-Jeff Koz[24] ; 13. 21T-Tom Treon[13] ; 14. M1G-Matt Twining[21] ; 15. 34XX-Shane O’Conner[6] ; 16. 1X-JJ Butler[20] ; 17. 44-JD Lease[15] ; 18. 9PG-Percy Gendran[17] ; 19. 97X-Rodney Hurst[23] ; 20. 74-Lenny Guyton[8] ; 21. 1-Brian Przepiora[14] ; 22. 5T-Shawn Treon[18] ; 23. 58P-Jim Post[7]

Tough Trucks – Block Insurance
Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 24F-Frankie Weigt[8] ; 2. 82-Kevin Knittle[7] ; 3. 70-Terry  Klopfenstein[2] ; 4. a5-Austin Hardin[6] ; 5. 25G-Gabe Twining[4] ; 6. 17D-Devon Helmig[3] ; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler[1] ; 8. 48-Rex Kanorr[5]
Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[8] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[7] ; 3. C4-Chuck Weigt[3] ; 4. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[4] ; 5. 77-Derick Smith[6] ; 6. 316-Ben Hower[2] ; 7. 0-John Sanford[1] ; 8. 82J-Andy King[5]
A-Main 1 –  (15 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[5] ; 2. 24F-Frankie Weigt[6] ; 3. 17D-Devon Helmig[11] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 5. 37J-Roy Miller[3] ; 6. 25G-Gabe Twining[9] ; 7. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[8] ; 8. 77-Derick Smith[10] ; 9. 316-Ben Hower[12] ; 10. C4-Chuck Weigt[1] ; 11. 70-Terry  Klopfenstein[2] ; 12. 0-John Sanford[14]

Compacts – Indian Lake Outfitters
Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 92-Brandon McDaries[6] ; 2. 17-Justin Durflinger[4] ; 3. XS-Austin Scott[7] ; 4. 1A-Alison Butler[2] ; 5. 2-Austin Eaton[5] ; 6. 30-Keith Staley[1] ; 7. 31A-Audrie Twining[3] ; 8. 7-Brandon Weigt[8]
Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2] ; 2. 85-Nick Glasgow[3] ; 3. Lil316-Devon Hower[1] ; 4. 96X-Rob Sharpe[7] ; 5. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[5] ; 6. 69-Christopher Ingle[6] ; 7. 34-James Sorrell[4]
A-Main 1 –  (15 Laps)
1. 92-Brandon McDaries[6] ; 2. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[5] ; 3. XS-Austin Scott[2] ; 4. 17-Justin Durflinger[4] ; 5. 96X-Rob Sharpe[8] ; 6. 1A-Alison Butler[7] ; 7. Lil316-Devon Hower[1] ; 8. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[10] ; 9. 7-Brandon Weigt[15] ; 10. 31A-Audrie Twining[13] ; 11. 30-Keith Staley[11] ; 12. 85-Nick Glasgow[3] ; 13. 2-Austin Eaton[9] ; 14. 69-Christopher Ingle[12]