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Raceway 7 Preview for Friday, June 19

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Raceway 7 Preview for Friday, June 19

Ron Armstrong Memorial, Presented by Downes Racing plus Autograph Night this week at Raceway 7!


Conneaut, OH (June 17, 2015): Raceway 7 will remember Ron Armstrong, our 2002 Hobby Stock Champion this Friday with the "Ron Armstrong Memorial" Presented by Downs Racing. Besides being a Hobby Stock Champion Armstrong had raced several years in Mini Stocks. His lone victory came in his championship year on May 10, 2002. Armstrong passed away June 13 from lung cancer at age 54. Services will be Saturday, June 20 in Ashtabula. The popular Autograph Night will also be held. Fans of all ages are invited to the racing surface to meet the teams and drivers at intermission. Many teams have signed photos for fans and many will also have candy and other goodies. Some teams even have drawings for prizes during the session.


The race will pay $400 to win and will be presented by Downes Racing, a long-time competitor at Raceway 7 in both Hobby Stock and Mini Stock competition. Among the favorites to win this event will be defending champion Dale Fraschetti, already a double winner this season, 2013 champion Brad Cole, also a winner in 2015, 2012 champion Bud Sergeff, last week's winner, Hoyt Mihalak, opening night winner, Casey Harmon, week two winner, Jason Easler, Mitch Stokes, Carlos Aponte, and several others. Cole is the current points leader over Fraschetti, Easler, Stokes, and Sergeff.


Chad Wright, a former class champion, has already racked up four feature wins in the Evergreen Lake Park Campground RUSH Crate Late Models in only six weeks of racing. Bob Pifer and Dennis Lunger have each scored one win. Wright leads Lunger, the 2009 champion, and defending champion Kyle Zimmerman in the points race.


2009 champion Percy McDonald leads the Bonnell Collision Center E-Mods points chase with two feature wins this season, those coming in the first two weeks of racing. Second running Ken Zimmer also has two wins this season with Brent Rhebergen having one win and holding third in the standings. Justin Carlson is the most recent winner in the class, that win coming in his only appearance of this season.


With two wins on the season, Shaun Fawcett holds the lead in the Campbell's Mini-Storage Street Stocks points chase over Brandon Groters, a three time winner. Former champion Chris Withers is currently third but has not yet entered Victory Lane this season. Rusty Martz is the other winner this season, that coming last week in the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series event.


Veteran Rick Prosser holds the Bonnell's Auto Sales Economods points lead on the strength of one feature win by an impressive 84-point margin over Russ Kapalin, winless so far. Two-time winner and defending champion Josh Ferry is third after a string of mechanical misfortunes in recent weeks. Other winners are Brandon Blackshear, last week, and Jace Ferringer with two wins.


Weather permitting, gates open every Friday at 5:30 PM with pill draw cut off at 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM. VIP suites are available for rental for $250 a night which includes eight general admissions passes. Admission is set for $10 for adults for this special event, kids 7-14 are $5. Children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. For more information please visit www.raceway7.com or call the track on race day after 12 noon at 440-594-2222.


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