Super DIRTcar Series - Sharon Speedway - 7/21/16

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Dirt Mods - SDS - Sharon Speedway - Pit area line - July - 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finish: 

Pos. # Driver
1 98H Jimmy Phelps
2 91 Billy Decker
3 14w Ryan Watt
4 20 Brett Hearn
5 42P Pat Ward
6 6 Max McLaughlin
7 165 Rex King Jr.
8 38 Ryan Susice
9 8 Rich Scagliotta
10 35 Frank Cozze
11 88 Mike Mahaney
12 21 Yan Bussiere
13 43 Keith Flach
14 19 Tim Fuller
15 13 Chad Brachmann
16 65 Rex King
17 7 Tim Kerr
18 99L Larry Wight
19 21K Erick Rudolph
20 32R Jim Rosey
21 7M Mike Maresca
22 6M Mat Williamson
23 18b Dave Blaney
24 43h Jimmy Horton
25 18h Peter Britten
26 32c Vic Coffey
27 66m JR McGinley
28 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
29 9s Matt Sheppard
30 27J Danny Johnson
31 23 Jimmy Weller
32 44 Stewart Friesen

 

 

What Won the Race: Jimmy Phelps took over the lead from Ryan Watt on a lap 45 restart. He then had to deal with a restart with four laps to go, but he held off Billy Decker to take the win. Phelps used the bottom lane all race long to work his way to the win at Sharon Speedway.

 

The Finish: 

Pos. # Driver
1 98H Jimmy Phelps
2 91 Billy Decker
3 14w Ryan Watt
4 20 Brett Hearn
5 42P Pat Ward
6 6 Max McLaughlin
7 165 Rex King Jr.
8 38 Ryan Susice
9 8 Rich Scagliotta
10 35 Frank Cozze
11 88 Mike Mahaney
12 21 Yan Bussiere
13 43 Keith Flach
14 19 Tim Fuller
15 13 Chad Brachmann
16 65 Rex King
17 7 Tim Kerr
18 99L Larry Wight
19 21K Erick Rudolph
20 32R Jim Rosey
21 7M Mike Maresca
22 6M Mat Williamson
23 18b Dave Blaney
24 43h Jimmy Horton
25 18h Peter Britten
26 32c Vic Coffey
27 66m JR McGinley
28 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
29 9s Matt Sheppard
30 27J Danny Johnson
31 23 Jimmy Weller
32 44 Stewart Friesen

 

The Skinny: Ryan Watt and Ryan Susice started on the front row. Susice used the outside to perfection for the first 14 laps, taking the lead from Watt, but eventually the outside lane faded and Watt took the lead back from Susice.

Watt lost the lead to Jimmy Phelps on a lap 45 restart. From that point on it was all Jimmy Phelps. Phelps had to deal with multiple late-race restarts, but he was able to hold off Billy Decker to take the win.

 

On the Move:

Frank Cozze was the big gainer. He started way back in the 29th position after transferring from one of the consolation races. he finished in the 10th position.

 

Biggest Loser:

Matt Sheppard was the big loser. He started third and finished 29th after an undisclosed issue on the right rear of his No. 9 machine.

 

Starting Lineup:

Pos # Driver
1 14w Ryan Watt
2 38 Ryan Susice
3 9s Matt Sheppard
4 42p Pat Ward
5 98h Jimmy Phelps
6 20 Brett Hearn
7 44 Stewart Friesen
8 6m Mat Williamson
9 88 Mike Mahaney
10 91 Billy Decker
11 6 Max McLaughlin
12 165 Rex King Jr.
13 32c Vic Coffey
14 65 Rex King
15 18b Dave Blaney
16 19 Tim Fuller
17 21K Erick Rudolph
18 43h Jimmy Horton
19 13 Chad Brachmann
20 99L Larry Wight
21 18H Peter Britten
22 32R Jim Rosey
23 7m Mike Maresca
24 21 Yan Bussiere
25 7 Tim Kerr
26 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
27 66m JR McGinley
28 27J Danny Johnson
29 35 Frank Cozze
30 43 Keith Flach
31 23 Jimmy Weller
32 8 Rich Scagliotta

 

Notebook: 

- Jimmy Phelps set fast time with a lap of 16.375 seconds in group qualifying.

- Jimmy Phelps wins the first heat race. Brett Hearn and Vic Coffey transfer to the feature.

- Mike Mahaney wins the second heat race. Mat Williamson and Rex King transfer to the feature.

- Billy Decker wins the third heat race. Ryan Susice and Dave Blaney transfer to the feature.

- Matt Sheppard wins the fourth heat race. Pat Ward and Tim Fuller transfer to the feature.

- Stewart Friesen wins the fifth heat race. Max McLaughlin and Erick Rudolph transfer to the feature.

- Rex King Jr. wins the sixth heat race. Ryan Watt and Jimmy Horton transfer to the feature.

- Chad Brachmann wins the first consolation race. Brachmann, Jim Rosey and Tim Kerr transfer to the feature.

- Larry Wight wins the second consolation race. Wight, Mike Maresca and Billy Pauch Jr. transfer to the feature.

- Peter Britten wins the final consolation race. Britten, Yan Bussiere, and JR McGinley transfer to the feature.

- Ryan Watt draws the top spot and will start the feature from the pole position. Ryan Susice will start to his outside.

- Ryan Susice leads the first five laps using the outside.

- The first caution flag waves on lap nine as Stewart Friesen has problems with his right rear and slows.

- Ryan Watt takes the lead on the bottom from Ryan Susice on lap 14.

- Danny Johnson goes to the infield with trouble on lap 38. He entered Sharon fifth in points.

- Billy Pauch Jr. brings out the caution with a flat right-rear tire on lap 39.

- Matt Sheppard gives up the second position to head to the pits under caution on lap 42.

- Jimmy Phelps takes over the lead on the lap 45 restart.

- Erick Rudolph appears to lose a right-rear tire at the exit of turn four with four laps to go. Dave Blaney, Larry Wight, and Jimmy Horton all pile together.

-Jimmy Phelps held off Billy Decker on a restart with four laps to go to take the win.

 

Consolation Race Results:

Consi #1:

Pos # Driver
1 13 Chad Brachmann
2 32r Jim Rosey
3 7 Tim Kerr
4 777 Kevin Bolland
5 11R Brad Rapp
6 66m JR McGinley
7 96b Bob Warren
8 7z Ralph McBride
9 35h Chris Haines
10 X Ed Kitchell
11 35 Frank Cozze
12 00 Rob Kristyak

 

Consi #2:

Pos # Driver
1 99L Larry Wight
2 7M Mike Maresca
3 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
4 17 Matt Janiak
5 25 Chad Jesseo
6 48T Dave Rauscher
7 28P Eldon Payne
8 27J Danny Johnson
9 17m Skip Moore
10 45 Stephen Feder
11 3e Eric Gabany

 

Consi #3:

Pos # Driver
1 18H Peter Britten
2 21 Yan Bussiere
3 66m JR McGinley
4 43 Keith Flach
5 14 C.G. Morey
6 23 Jimmy Weller
7 26 Rick Richner
8 29 Garrett Krummert
9 8 Rich Scagliotta
10 37m Jeremiah Shingledecker

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consi #1:

Pos # Driver
1 13 Chad Brachmann
2 7 Tim Kerr
3 777 Kevin Bolland
4 11R Brad Rapp
5 96b Bob Warren
6 23c Kyle Coffey
7 7z Ralph McBride
8 35H Chris Haines
9 X Ed Kitchell
10 35 Frank Cozze
11 32R Jim Rosey
12 00 Rob Kristyak

 

Consi #2:

Pos # Driver
1 7M Mike Maresca
2 99L Larry Wight
3 48T Dave Rauscher
4 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
5 17 Matt Janiak
6 28P Eldon Payne
7 17m Skip Moore
8 25 Chad Jesseo
9 45 Stephen Feder
10 27J Danny Johnson
11 3e Eric Gabany

 

Consi #3:

Pos # Driver
1 18H Peter Britten
2 21 Yan Bussiere
3 43 Keith Flach
4 23 Jimmy Weller
5 37m Jeremiah Shingledecker
6 66m JR McGinley
7 26 Rick Richner
8 8 Rich Scagliotta
9 14 C.G. Morey
10 29 Garrett Krummert

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat Race #1

Pos # Driver
1 98h Jimmy Phelps
2 20 Brett Hearn
3 32c Vic Coffey
4 13 Chad Brachmann
5 777 Kevin Bolland
6 96b Bob Warren
7 7z Ralph McBride
8 X Ed Kitchell
9 32r Jim Rosey

 

Heat Race #2

Pos # Driver
1 88 Mike Mahaney
2 6m Mat Williamson
3 65 Rex King
4 7 Tim Kerr
5 11R Brad Rapp
6 23c Kyle Coffey
7 35H Chris Haines
8 35 Frank Cozze
9 00 Rob Kristyak

 

Heat Race #3

Pos # Driver
1 91 Billy Decker
2 38 Ryan Susice
3 18b Dave Blaney
4 7m Mike Maresca
5 48T Dave Rauscher
6 17 Matt Janiak
7 17m Skip Moore
8 45 Stephen Feder
9 3e Eric Gabany

 

Heat Race #4

Pos # Driver
1 9s Matt Sheppard
2 42P Pat Ward
3 19 Tim Fuller
4 99L Larry Wight
5 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
6 28p Eldon Payne
7 25 Chad Jesseo
8 27J Danny Johnson

 

Heat Race #5

Pos # Driver
1 44 Stewart Friesen
2 6 Max McLaughlin
3 21K Erick Rudolph
4 18H Peter Britten
5 43 Keith Flach
6 37m Jeremiah Shingledecker
7 26 Rick Richner
8 14 C.G. Morey

 

Heat Race #6

Pos # Driver
1 165 Rex King Jr.
2 14w Ryan Watt
3 43h Jimmy Horton
4 21 Yan Bussiere
5 23 Jimmy Weller
6 66m JR McGinley
7 8 Rich Scagliotta
8 29 Garrett Krummert

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat #1

Pos # Driver
1 98h Jimmy Phelps
2 20 Brett Hearn
3 13 Chad Brachmann
4 32c Vic Coffey
5 777 Kevin Bolland
6 96b Bob Warren
7 7z Ralph McBride
8 X Ed Kitchell
9 32r Jim Rosey

Heat #2

Pos # Driver
1 88 Mike Mahaney
2 35 Frank Cozze
3 6m Mat Williamson
4 7 Tim Kerr
5 35h Chris Haines
6 65 Rex King
7 11R Brad Rapp
8 23c Kyle Coffey
9 00 Rob Kristyak

Heat Race #3

Pos # Driver
1 91 Billy Decker
2 18b Dave Blaney
3 45 Stephen Feder
4 38 Ryan Susice
5 17m Skip Moore
6 48T Dave Rauscher
7 17 Matt Janiak
8 3e Eric Gabany
9 7m Mike Maresca

Heat Race #4

Pos # Driver
1 9s Matt Sheppard
2 15 Billy Pauch Jr.
3 42P Pat Ward
4 99L Larry Wight
5 19 Tim Fuller
6 28P Eldon Payne
7 27J Danny Johnson
8 25 Chad Jesseo

Heat Race #5

Pos # Driver
1 6 Max McLaughlin
2 44 Stewart Friesen
3 18H Peter Britten
4 21K Erick Rudolph
5 43 Keith Flach
6 26 Rick Richner
7 37m Jeremiah Shingledecker
8 14 C.G. Morey

Heat Race #6

Pos # Driver
1 165 Rex King Jr.
2 14w Ryan Watt
3 23 Jimmy Weller
4 21 Yan Bussiere
5 8 Rich Scagliotta
6 43h Jimmy Horton
7 29 Garrett Krummert
8 66m JR McGinley

 

 

Car Count: 51 Big Block Modifieds signed in at Ohio's Sharon Speedway.

 

Title FightMatt Sheppard enters Sharon Speedway with a 28-point lead over Stewart Friesen. Tim Fuller is third in points, 104 back of Sheppard.  Billy Decker and Danny Johnson complete the top-five in Super DIRTcar Series points.

 

Entry List:

Car # Driver
98h Jimmy Phelps
96b Bob Warren
20 Brett Hearn
7z Ralph McBride
32r Jim Rosey
X Ed Kitchell
777 Kevin Bolland
13 Chad Brachmann
32c Vic Coffey
07 Tim Kerr
11r Brad Raoo
35 Frank Cozze
23 Jimmy Weller
88 Mike Mahaney
00 Rob Kristyak
35h Chris Haines
6m Mat Williamson
65 Rex King
3e Eric Gabany
45 Stephen Feder
38 Ryan Susice
48 Dave Rauscher
18b Dave Blaney
17m Skip Moore
91 Billy Decker
17 Matt Janiak
7m Mike Maresca
19 Tim Fuller
9s Matt Sheppard
28p Eldon Payne
99l Larry Wight
25 Chad Jesseo
15 Billy Pauch Jr.
42p Pat Ward
27j Danny Johnson
21k Erick Rudolph
14 C.G. Morey
44 Stewart Friesen
43 Keith Flach
6 Max McLaughlin
37md Jeremiah Shingledecker
26 Rick Richner
18h Peter Britten
14w Ryan Watt
43h Jimmy Horton
23c Kyle Coffey
8 Rich Scagliotta
165 Rex King Jr.
66m JR McGinley
29 Garrett Krummert
21 Yan Bussiere

 

Qualifying Format: Group qualifying will determine the starting lineup for each heat race. There will be six heat races with the top three from each heat transferring directly into the main event. The top two drivers from each heat will redraw for their starting position within the top 12. The rest of the field will go to the consolation races where the top three from each race will move on to the feature. The final spots will be determined by provisionals. The top 12 positions of the starting lineup will be determined by a redraw.

 

Who To Watch For: "Superman" Matt Sheppard is fresh off a win in the 25-lap Invitational at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night. Tim Fuller took the win in the 100-lap feature on Tuesday at Eldora. Stewart Friesen has been on a hot streak as of late, but his hot run was cooled just a bit at Eldora. Can he heat up once again tonight at Sharon? Dave Blaney owns Sharon Speedway (literally), so he should have plenty of laps here and should be one to beat. He also finished second on Tuesday night at Eldora to Fuller.

 

The Track: Sharon Speedway is one of the oldest, continuously running weekly racetracks in the United States. Rusty Wallace, Tom Sneva, Tony Stewart, Lee Petty and Dave Blaney are among a long list of drivers who have competed here since Sharon Speedway started operations in 1929. In 1954, the track even featured NASCAR competition, including a major 200-lap race in which Lee Petty beat Buck Baker and Herb Thomas to the checkered flag.

In 2002, NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Dave Blaney along with area businessmen Jim Weller Sr. of Liberty Steel Products and Bill and Ron Kirila of Kirila Contractors, purchased Sharon Speedway. Extensive renovations were made to the facility and the track was shortened to its current 3/8 mile configuration

 

Weather: It is a hot and steamy evening in Northeastern Ohio, but it's a perfect night for Big Block Modified racing.

 

Next Series Race: The Super DIRTcar Series heads north of the border on Monday, July 25 to Autodrome Granby for the 18th scheduled race of 2016.

 

Title FightMatt Sheppard enters Sharon Speedway with a 28-point lead over Stewart Friesen. Tim Fuller is third in points, 104 back of Sheppard.  Billy Decker and Danny Johnson complete the top-five in Super DIRTcar Series points.

 

 

 

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