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Greg Oakes gets first win of year at Eriez Speedway!

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Greg Oakes gets first win of year at Eriez Speedway!


Greg Oakes gets first win of year at Eriez Speedway!


McGuire and Reinwald pick up season-ending wins!


By Jay Pees




Hammett, PA, (September 26, 2015): A season high of 182 cars signed into the pits for the first night of the 3rd  Annual Eriez Speedway September Sweep. The Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models ran a full race card of four heats, two B-Mains, and a 35 lap feature won by Greg Oakes, his first of the season here.




 The final Kandy’s Gentleman’s Club Limited Late Model feature at Eriez Speedway was claimed by Chris McGuire. The Limited Late Models had been competing at Eriez every week since 1985. For many seasons the class provided top notch racing with full fields but with the advent of the Crate Late Model division car counts began falling off with most nights this season having less than ten racers sign into the pit. The decision was painfully made to discontinue the class for the 2016 season and beyond.




The Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods finished their first season at Eriez with a $750 to win season finale won by Eric Reinwald, his third Eriez feature win of the year. Qualifying heats were run for the Bonnell Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Models, the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods, Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stocks, and Ran-Den Excavating Challengers. Day two of the 3rd annual September Sweep will see “B” Mains for the Bonnell Collision Crate Late Models the Ran-Den Excavating Challengers along with feature events for the Crates ($3000 to win), E-Mods ($2000 to win), and Street Stocks ($1500 to win), and the Ran-Den Excavating Challengers ($1200 to win). The Super Late Models will compete in a full card of heat and B-Mains followed by a $6000 to win 40-lap feature.




The Kandy’s Gentleman’s Club Limited Late Models were racing for $1000 to win with Mike Moon and Jimmy Johnson starting on the front row with Chris McGuire and 2015 track champion Ryan Scott in row two. Johnson led lap one with Scott coming to the front on lap two. At nine laps into the twenty lap season finale Wesley McCray spun in turn two with the front two spots now held by  Scott and McGuire, who were fighting for the lead as they had most of the season. At green McGuire took the lead in turn two then proceeded to build a lead over Scott, Dan Maxim, and Bill Holmes with Johnson back to fifth. McCray again spun at lap thirteen, slowing the field. Maxim quickly came to second but McGuire was opening a lead he would not relinquish, going on to the win while Maxim and Scott fought for runner-up honors. At the white flag Maxim had a narrow lead just as McCray spun again, setting up a one-lap dash for the money. McGuire won it by two lengths over Maxim with Scott third, Holmes fourth, and Johnson fifth.




The twenty Clinger Chassis Ecomomods wear brought to green by Devin Henry and Eric Reinwald with Reinwald leading the first two laps with yellow shown at that point when Terry Akerley slammed the front wall in a shower of sparks, ending his race. Reinwald led the field back to green with Henry second and Steve Haefke third. Only one lap of green was in the books before Dennis Hagg spun in turn four, bringing caution over the field for the second time. Reinwald brought the field back to green with Haefke right behind after a lap of racing. The two then opened a gap on third-running Henry with sixth-starting  Josh Mueller now fourth. At six compete Gary Miller Jr spun on the front straight, yet again slowing the event.  At green Henry got by Haefke for second then Haefke slid high in turn three, triggering a nine car pile-up. Only twelve of the original twenty cars were able to continue. After one lap of green Reinwald opened a lead with Henry now second, Mueller third, and Mike Harmon fourth. Mitch Wright looped his mount in turn three at lap thirteen for the next caution. Harmon and Brian Toto spun in turn three before another lap was done with Dennis Hagg getting sent to the pit for his part in the incident. With five laps remaining Reinwald was firmly in command, going on to his third win of the season over Mueller, Henry, Gary Miller Jr, and Ty Rhoades.




With $4000 on the line Steve Kania and Greg Oakes brought the twenty four car field to green with Oakes taking immediate command. Bump Hedman came to second early in the going with Charles Powell third and Kania back to fourth when caution flew at five laps in when Jared Miley slowed on the front straight. Russ King came to fourth at the green then Shane Clanton came to a halt on turn two just past the pit entrance with his left rear tire flat. Clanton retired to the pit during the yellow but returned before green again flew. After green Chub Frank came to fifth while up front Oakes was opening a lead over Charles Powell, now second, and King up to third. At ten complete Frank came to fourth then third a lap later. By thirteen complete Max Blair was into the top five from eleventh on the starting grid. At seventeen laps Oakes was lapping the rear of the field with King slowly closing the gap. Boom Briggs slowed on the back straight bringing yellow again over the field and closing the gap on the leader. For the green it was Oakes, King, Frank, Hedman, and Max Blair. Frank immediately took second at green with Hedman displacing King for third a lap later. Rob Blair got by son Max at twenty complete for fifth but Max was again fifth at twenty four laps. Oakes maintained a narrow lead over Frank with King falling behind and Max Blair fourth. With five to go Oakes was again catching lapped traffic and lengthening his lead. With two to go the leader had caught the rear of the field allowing Frank to move closer. At the checkers Oakes still had a one length lead over Frank with King third, Max Blair fourth, and Bump Hedman fifth.






Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models:


Heat 1: Boom Briggs, Greg Oakes, Chris Hackett, Jason DuPont, Dutch Davies, Matt Urban, Andy Boozel, Brian Fardink Heat 2: Mike Knight, Bump Hedman, Russ King, Chad Wright, Chad Valone, John Lobb, Brent Rhebergen, Brandon Porter Heat 3: Shane Clanton, Rob Blair, Max Blair, Bobby Rohrer, David Scott, Rich Gardner, Ryan Scott, Darrell Bossard Heat 4: Chub Frank, Steve Kania, Charles Powell, Jared Miley, John Lacki, Bob Dorman, Kyle Bedell, Alex Anderson B-Main 1: Rich Gardner, Matt Urban, Darrell Bossard, Ryan Scott, Andy Boozel, Brian Fardink, Brandon Porter B-Main 2: Bob Dorman, John Lobb, Brent Rhebergen, Paul Briggs, Kyle Bedell, Alex Anderson


Feature: Greg Oakes, Chub Frank, Russ King, Max Blair, Bump Hedman, Shane Clanton, Rob Blair, Shane Clanton, Mike Knight, Steve Kania, Rich Gardner, Chris Hackett, Bobby Rohrer, Charles Powell, Dutch Davies, Matt Urban, Chad Valone, Jason DuPont, Bob Dorman, Boom Briggs, Chad Wright, John Lacki, Jared Miley, John Lobb,




Bonnell Collision Rush Crate Late Models:


Heat 1: Max Blair, Ward Schell, Kyle Zimmerman, Eric Wilson, Matt Latta, Jason Genco, Mike Lozowski, Khole Wanzer, Wayne Robertson Heat 2: Chad Wright, Mike Mitchell, Eric Andrus, Doug Ricotta, Bruce Hordusky, Jimmy Johnson, T J Downes, Kevin Hill, Newt Tackett Heat 3: Dave Lyon, Bob Pifer, Matt Harvey, Jamie Brown, Scott Gurdak,Joe Long, Jon Rivers, Darrell Bossard Heat 4: Mikey Wonderling, Randy Hall, Wyatt Scott, Billy Henry, Mike Knight, Breyton Santee, Nathan Earle, Mark Tatalovic B-Main 1: To be run tomorrow B-Main 2: To be run tomorrow


Feature: To be run tomorrow




Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods:


Heat 1: Ken Zimmer, Rich Michael, Dan Davies, John Boyd, Mike McGee, Kyle Bedell, Troy Carr Heat 2: Cale Crocker, Brent Rhebergen, Justin Carlson, Butch Southwell, Troy Johnson, Chris Hackett, Shane Crotty, John Schenker Heat 3: Joel Watson, David Scott, Steve Simon, David Pangrazio, Steve Sornberger Jr, Jimmy Diabo, Gary Murphy


Feature: To be run tomorrow




Kandy's Gentleman's Club Limited Late Models:


Heat 1: Ryan Scott, Bill Holmes, Dan Maxim, Mike Moon, Troy Dorman, Bill Applebee, Eric McCray Heat 2: Chris McGuire, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Marotto, Wesley Mccray, Bryon Johnson, Nate Short, Greg Hallett


Feature: Chris McGuire, Dan Maxim, Ryan Scott, Billy Holmes, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Marotto, Mike Moon, D J Krug, Bill Applebee, Greg Hallett, Eric McCray, Wesley McCray, Bryon Johnson, Troy Dorman, Nate Short (DNS)




Nelson-Lynwood Nursery Street Stocks:


Heat 1: Shaun Fawcett, Tyler Green, Rod Lasky, John Cline Jr, Carl Marcy, Brian Crandall. Brent Crandall Heat 2: Pat McGuire, Brad Church, Gary Miller, Jason Covey, Kenny Lamp, Mark Thompson, Matt Lozowski Heat 3: Ed Bolyard, Chris Withers, Critter Hemphill, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Scott Delahoy, John Bailey, Deven Dudenhoeffer


Feature: To be run tomorrow




Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods:


Heat 1: Justin Chaddock, Devin Henry, Josh Mueller, Bobby Vogt, Tom Perkins, Walter Johnson, Gary Miller Jr Heat 2: Eric Reinwald, Steve Haefke, Josh Ferry, Mike Harmon, Brian Toto, Mitchell Wright, Jason Brightman, Heat 3: Ty Rhoades, Dennis Haag, Terry Akerley, Brian Foley Jr, Tyler Frankenbury, Bernie Lillie


Feature: Eric Reinwald, Josh Mueller, Devin Henry, Gary Miller Jr, Ty Rhoades, Brian Toto, Mike Harmon, Bernie Lillie, Walter Johnson, Bob Vogt, Dennis Hagg, Mitch Wright, Steve Haefke, Josh Ferry, Justin Chaddock, Brian Foley, Jason Brightman, Tom Perkins, Tyler Frankenbury, Terry Akerley




Ran-Den Excavating Challengers:


Heat 1: Josh Frantz, Eric Boozel, Steve Morse, Jeff Nunemaker, Zach Downes, Doug Henzel, Casey Harmon, Jeffrey Walters, Roger Hall (DNS) Heat 2: Matt Bryant, Holden Heineman, Brandon Troutman, Aaron Marcy, Nova Martin, Joe Campbell, Bill Fuchs, MacKenzie Eggleston, Travis Darling Heat 3: Andy Proper, Pete Blaczak, Casey Burch, Jason St John, Justin Boardman, Skip Jackson, Ryan White, Jason Brightman, Joe Syzmanski Heat 4: Pete Volpe, Thomas Cupp, Jim Frank, Lindsey Carlson, Pat Drennan, Tim Fisher, Wes Stull, Dave Lowe


B-Main: To be run tomorrow


Feature: To be run tomorrow












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