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Mark Ramsey wins Street Stock special at Eriez Speedway!

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Mark Ramsey wins Street Stock special at Eriez Speedway!

Mark Ramsey wins Street Stock special at Eriez Speedway!

Other winners were defending champions Rob Blair, Kyle Zimmerman, and Joel Watson. Points leaders Ryan Scott and Andy Proper also pick up wins as does Josh Ferry.

By Jay Pees


Hammett, PA, (July 19, 2015): With rain threatening all evening and even wetting the track during the Super Late Model feature, racing was fast and exciting all evening with defending Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models champion Rob Blair getting his first win of season, defending Bonnell Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Models champion Kyle Zimmerman and Josh Ferry (Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods) won their second features of the season of year, former Conway & O'Malley Limited Late Models champion Scott collected win number five and extended his points lead. Defending champion and current points leader Joel Watson (Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods) and and current Ran-Dan Excavating Challengers points leader Andy Proper each got their third win! Even with track preparation problems resulting in a late start,  the final checkered flag flew before ten PM. The real winners of the night were kids in the crowd as Phantom Signs entertain the younger set with bicycle give-a-ways, t-shirts, clowns, and face-painting with money raised from souvenir sales and donations going to local kids charities.


The Kandy's Gentleman's Club Limited Late Models feature was first on the track with Ryan Short and Anthony Marotto leading the field. Marotto was the leader at the end of lap one. Points leader Ryan Scott quickly came to second. Caution flew at lap six then Scott assumed the lead on the first lap back under green. With nine complete Chris McGuire was up to second. Scott went on to his fifth win of the season over McGuire, John Zimmerman, Anthony Marotto, and Mike Moon.


Brian Toto and Ty Rhoades brought the Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods feature to green with Rhoades leading the way after one lap, looking for his second win of the season. Josh Ferry, also looking for his second win this season, was second from his sixth starting position at the end of one lap and came to the lead on lap nine. Fifth starting Casey Bowers, four time winner this season, was third at this point but was unable to get by Rhoades over the waning laps. The top five at the checkers were Ferry, Rhoades, Bowers, Terry Akerly, and Dennis Haag.


Gary Fisher and Don McGuire brought the Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stocks to green for their twenty-lap special paying $500 to win. McGuire led the way after one lap with points leader Jimmy Kennerknecht coming to second. With four laps complete fourth-running Tyler Green, looking for his third consecutive win, spun in turn two, slowing the field under caution for the first time. Three laps later caution flew again, this time for Wade Watson. At halfway Mark Ramsey had advanced to third with Chris Withers now fourth and Green back up to fifth. With five to go Ramsey came to second then Kennerknect pulled to the pit with apparent mechanical woes. With three laps remaining the leader spun heading into turn one after reportedly getting into fluid apparently dropped by Brad Church, who was headed pit side. Ramsey inherited the lead for the three lap dash to the big payday with Withers now second and Green up to third. Ramsey cruised to the win over Withers with Rob Bates getting by Green for third on the final lap and Gary Fisher fifth. 


Defending champion, second-generation Kyle Zimmerman, and young third-generation driver Wyatt Scott brought the Bonnell Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Models to green with Zimmerman leading the way after one complete lap. Former champion Chad Wright came to fourth behind Kyle Scott at lap three. Wright then came to third at the end of seven laps then got by Wyatt Scott for second on lap eleven after running next to Wyatt Scott for three circuits. Wright started chasing down the leader but at thirteen laps complete Dave Lyon spun in turn two, slowing the race under caution. After two aborted restarts and Wright being penalized for jumping the start, Zimmerman again led the way with Kyle Scott now second and Wright back to third. With two laps remaining Wright came back to second with Kyle Scott now fourth and Matt Latta coming to third on the final lap after starting tenth. Wyatt Scott was fifth at the finish.


Michael Oakes and Chad Wright brought the Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models to green with Wright leading until pandemonium struck at the end of the first lap when several cars got sideways on the front straight with Bobby Rohrer sitting backwards and being hit hard by Matt Urban while Jake Finnerty was taking a fast sideways ride into the infield to avoid the wreckage.  Bob Dorman received sheet metal damage to the right rear but was able to continue. Michael Oakes also suffered damage in the incident. For the restart after a brief rain-shower Wright led defending champion Rob Blair, former champions Chris Hackett and Rich Gardner, and John Volpe, back to green.  At the end of three laps Blair was next to Wright and had a half-car length lead at the end of four. Five laps in saw Blair solidly in front with opening night winner Hackett gaining the second position at lap eight. Twelfth starting Greg Oakes was challenging Wright for third at ten laps, and they were even at the line. At halfway it was Blair, Hackett, Oakes, Wright, and Gardner fifth. Last week's winner Bump Hedman came to fifth at lap fourteen just as Michael Oakes came to a stop in turn four. Gardner faltered on the green, losing several spots. By sixteen complete Oakes was second then Hedman came to third at eighteen. Blair, the two-time defending champion, went on to his first win of the season over Oakes, Hedman, Hackett, and Wright.


The Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods were brought to green by defending champion Joel Watson with Troy Johnson to his right. Watson took immediate command but Johnson was the leader at the end of one lap. Caution flew at the end of three laps with Mike McGee sliding into the infield. Another aborted start again slowed the action but then Watson was penalized for jumping the start. At lap seven Watson came by both Shane Crotty and Greg Johnson to come back to second as Jimmy Diabo spun in turn two, slowing the event. The order back to green was Troy Johnson, Watson, Greg Johnson, Crotty, and Butch Southwell. In turn two on the green Crotty, John Boyd, and David Pangrazio all piled up, again slowing the event. After green it was a three way battle for the lead with Troy Johnson gaining the edge over Greg Johnson and Joel Watson. Watson got to second at lap eleven and was next to the leader on the outside thirteen laps in. Then Watson switched to the inside on lap fourteen and took over the lead. A lapped car slowed Troy Johnson's progress at lap seventeen, allowing Greg Johnson to get by for second. At the checkers it was Watson, Greg Johnson, then Troy Johnson over a fast advancing Steve Simon. Butch Southwell wound up fifth.


Gary Olson and Wes Stull led the Ran-Dan Excavating Challengers to green. Olson took the immediate lead with Stull with points leader Andy Proper third. Stull took over at the front with three laps complete.caution flew at four laps when Jeffrey Walters tried to get into the pit but stopped at the pit gate. At green after another lap four yellow, Proper came to the front and went on to his third win of the season over


Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models:

Heat 1: Chris Hackett, Jake Finnerty, Chad Wright, Rob Blair, Doug Eck, Bump Hedman, Michael Mitchell, Paul Briggs, Brian Fardink

Heat 2: Rich Gardner, Bobby Rohrer, Michael Oakes, John Volpe, Darrell Bossard, Greg Oakes, Ryan Scott, Matt Urban, John Lacki (DNS)

Feature: Rob Blair, Greg Oakes, Bump Hedman, Chris Hackett, Chad Wright, John Volpe, Darrell Bossard, Paul Briggs, Rich Gardner, John Lacki, Doug Eck, Ryan Scott, Brian Fardink, Greg Oakes, Bob Dorman, Bobby Rohrer, Jake Finnerty, Matt Urban


Bonnell Collision RUSH Crate Late Models:

Heat 1: Wyatt Scott, Kyle Scott, Scott Gurdak, Mark Tatalovic, Joe Long, Jamie Brown, Nathan Earle, Jason Genco

Heat 2: Kyle Zimmerman, Mike Lozowski, Chad Wright, Dave Lyon, Matt Latta, Khole Wanzer, Bruce Hordusky, Chad Schauers

Feature: Kyle Zimmerman, Chad Wright, Matt Latta, Kyle Scott Wyatt Scott, Jamie Brown, Jason Genco, Dave Lyon, Scott Gurdak, Bruce Hordusky, Mark Tatalovic, Joe Long, Mike Lozowski, Khole Wanzer, Chad Schauers, Nathan Earle (DNS)


Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods:

Heat 1: Troy Johnson, Shane Crotty, Butch Southwell. Mike McGee, Troy Carr, Steve Simon, David Pangrazio, Alan Atkinson, Steve Rex

Heat 2: Joel Watson, Greg Johnson, John Boyd, Mark Ramsey, Mike Kinney, Jimmy Diabo, Paul Schreckengost, Jerrod Silvis

Feature: Joel Watson, Greg Johnson, Troy Johnson, Steve Simon, Butch Southwell, Steve Rex, Mike Kinney, Paul Schreckengost, David Pangrazio, Troy Carr, Alan Atkinson, Jimmy Diabo, Jerrod Silvis, Shane Crotty, John Boyd, Mark Ramsey, Mike McGee


Kandy's Gentleman's Club Limited Late Models:

Feature: Ryan Scott, Chris McGuire, John Zimmerman, Anthony Marotto, Mike Moon, Brian Crandall, Bill Applebee, Ryan Short, John Cline, Troy Dorman, Jeremy Williams


Nelson-Lynwood Street Stocks:

Heat 1: Chris Withers, Don McGuire, Mark Ramsey, Wade Watson, Eric McCray, Todd Church

Heat 2: Jimmy Kennerknecht, Gary Fisher, Tyler Green, Rob Bates, Brent Crandall, Wesley McCray

Feature: Mark Ramsey, Chris Withers, Rob Bates, Tyler Green, Gary Fisher, Don McGuire, Brent Crandall, Wesley McCray, Eric McCray, Wade Watson, Brad Church, Jimmy Kennerknecht


Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods:

Feature: Josh Ferry, Ty Rhoades, Casey Bowers, Terry Akerly, Dennis Haag, Eric Reinwald, Brian Toto


Ran-Den Excavating Challengers:

Heat 1: Wes Staley, Wes Stull, Travis Darling, Jeffrey Walters, Chris Shelley, Jason Brightman, Joe Sysmanski, Steve Morse (DNS)

Heat 2: Andy Proper, Gary Olson, Ryan White, Aaron Marcy, Skip Jackson, Chris Horton, Garrett Yager, Katie Perry

Feature: Andy Proper, Ryan White, Wes Stull, Gary Olson, Matt Marcy, Travis Darling, Wes Staley, Chris Shelley, Jason Brightman, Joe Syzmanski, Katie Perry, Garrett Yager, Chris Horton, Steve Morse, Jeffrey Walters



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