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Roz Racing Report
On a beautiful day in Jones, Michigan the front wheel drive ROAD WARRIORS invade
M-40 Speedway for the first time ever .Let me tell you what, It was a great time
for them to show up. The weather was great and M-40 owners decided to go with a
$20.00 carload(or busload), Which really brought in the crowd. The large crowd was
pleased to see a GREAT SHOW. The Front wheel drive ROAD WARRIOR CLASS showed up
with 24 cars for the big $500.00 plus payout that was offered to the winner. It was
real great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.
The night started out with Qualifying where Mark Mason set new track record for Road
Warriors with a fast time of 15.993 @ 84.730 MPH. The other classes had Robbie
Ferrier leading the way as he drove in 3 classes tonight, Setting fast time in 2 of
them ( Pure and Pro Stock ) and second fast in his Late Model as Jeff Ganus was
faster by a few ticks.
The Road Warriors were first to start the heat races for the night in front of a
HUGE crowd. Robert Rheinsburg, Lenard Ganey, and Bruce Strunk won the 3 heat races
in Road Warriors. Then Robbie Ferrier and Mike Walls won them in the Pure Stocks.
The Pro Stocks were up next with Eric McGlothlen and Brandon Zachary winning them.
The final heats were the fast Late Models which were won by Rick Hahn Jr and
visiting racer Danny MacEwndorfer.
The features were up next after the crowd settled down from a short break in the
action to give everyone a few minutes to get a chance to stretch. We were underway
giving the crowd what it had been waiting for...THE FEATURES.
Starting with the Pro Stock Feature first. Brandon Zachary jumped out to the early
lead, With Eric McGlothlen and Ron Maynard Jr. running the high side trying to get
to the leader. The Fast Qualifier Robbie Ferrier was stuck out back having trouble
clearing traffic. Caution on lap 22 for last feature winner Tony Chapman with a
broken car. Brandon Zachary still in the lead but the field now tighten up. This
would make for a very exciting finish. On the last Lap, On the last turn, The lead
car of Brandon Zachary gets a little loose coming out of turn 4, towards the
checker. Eric McGlothen goes LOW and Ron Maynard Jr. goes HIGH for the win
...IT'S ERIC MCGLOTHLEN FOR THE WIN. With BRANDON ZACHARY (2nd) and RON MAYNARD JR
(3rd). three wide coming to the checker. Fast Robbie Ferrier gets to 4th and First
time this year( with a pro stock this time) Jeff Wannamaker is 5th. This finish
definitely got the HUGE Crowd to there feet and young Eric Mc Glothlen knew it.He
could hear the crowd yelling and screaming "WHAT A RACE"
Pure Stock feature was next and as soon as the green flag flew Justin Holden got
the early lead. The caution flag flew on lap 7 with the 33 car of Stephanie Sparks
spinning. This tightened up the field with Steve Smith in 2nd and Tim Thurston in
3rd. Steve Smith into the lead on lap 13, With fast qualifier Robbie Ferrier having
some trouble and pulling the car in. Josh Coburn gets up to Smith but is having
trouble getting around. Coburn tries several times to clear Smith for the lead, but
Smith holds on as they race several laps side by side. STEVE SMITH WINS with JOSH
COBURN, TIM THURSTON, JUSTIN HOLDEN AND TODD TAYLOR (last feature winner) rounding
out the top 5 cars. In another close one the crowd was really into it now. Steve was
happy to give a BIG WAVE to everyone.
The fast Late Models were next saving the Road Warriors for last. Terry Lombardi
starting up front took the early lead. By lap 8 Danny Mac was in the lead and
checking out. A caution on lap 18 tighten up the field bring fast Jeff Ganus towards
the front with Doug True in tow by lap 23. On lap 27 Jeff Ganus takes the lead never
looking back, to checkers once AGAIN. JEFF GANUS WINS.
With DANNY MACEWNDORFER, DOUG TRUE RON MARNARD JR. AND MATT KRYWOSINSKI the top 5.
It looks like Jeff Ganus is well on his way to a 3 - peat track championship with a
large lead over everyone and the wins keep coming.
The much awaited ROAD WARRIORS were up next for the first time at M-40. They were
ready to show the fans what Road Warrior racing was about .The fans welcomed them
with big cheers as they drove onto the track. Spencer Wertinger led the field of 16
cars to the green flag. As they started the A feature, The crowd was watching with
anticipation as to what they were going to be like. Well they were not let down
there was 3 wide racing all over the track and the fans were loving it. Wertinger
got out to the early lead as many cars were running 3 wide and scrambling for
positions. The fast qualifier Mark Mason had trouble and pulled off. The car of Jim
Leonard got to the lead and the chase was on! Everyone was trying to catch the
Leonard car. The 77 car of Jeff Shulmadine was coming on strong and looked to be
fast, getting into second on lap 14. The racing still going strong through out the
pack of cars.
JIM LEONARD HOLDS ON FOR THE FIRST ROAD WARRIOR WIN
JEFF SHULMADINE, ROBERT,RHEINSBURG , BOBBY SMITH, AND GREG LAPRERE rounding out
the top 5 cars. With the FIRST EVER ROAD WARRIOR Feature out of the way, Next up
was the B feature.
The last race was the B Feature for the Road Warriors where we still had 7 cars to
race for a feature win.The 27 car of Tristen Winter got out to the early lead but
was black flagged and sent to the rear for going over there qualifying time.The car
of Bruce Strunk took the lead and with the 07 car of Kerra Allen in second. On the
restart the front 2 cars get together and the Keera Allen car ends up into the wall
on the front straight.The Bruce Strunk car is sent to the pits. The 27 car of
TRISTEN WINTER WINS THE B FEATURE.With TYLER MCGANN IN SECOND.The 69 car had given
the crowd pleasure by running around spinning the tires and having too much fun
finishes in third. Well this was a GREAT NIGHT OF RACING AT BEAUTIFUL M-40 SPEEDWAY
and if you were there YOU would AGREE.
Everyone come out next week as M-40 Speedway adds the G.L.S.MINI CUP CARS to the mix
and we all have more fun,at the most beautiful track around
M-40 SPEEDWAY IN JONES, MICHIGAN.Don't forget the duel
to the big gun # 3 on Aug.12th You won't want to miss this.I hope to see you all out
there....Thanks Scott ROZNER