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Randy Parmenter Wins Troyer Construction Equipment Budweiser Super Sportsman Championship 
at Eriez Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

               Er SuperSportsman Feature Randy Parmenter .jpg (62345 bytes)Troyer Construction Equipment sponsored the Budweiser Super Sportsman Championship race at Eriez Speedway.  Randy Parmenter 2001 Champion led eighteen laps of the twenty-lap event to notch his second win of the season and claim the Championship trophy. Dave Hess Jr. wrenched the lead for Rod Maloy on the second lap of the Super Late Model feature to win his fourth event. Gary Eicher led every lap of the Outlaw Cadet event for his fourth win. Dave Hess Jr. survived an early spin to take the lead on the final lap of the E-Mod feature for his fourth win. Pat McGuire passed Bobby Rohrer in traffic to win his third Limited Late Model feature. Tom Liberatore won number five in the Four-Cylinder class. Bill Baker Jr. and Justin Kreiger won their first Spectator features.  

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             Er Spec Feature 1 Bill Baker Jr.jpg (66166 bytes)Dave Surenna and Art Churchill brought the first Spectator feature to the Speedway. Surenna led lap one with Churchill second and Paul Norman third. Ron Bush spun to a stop in turn three to bring out the yellow on lap three. Surenna retained the lead on the restart and led the next two laps until a multi-car incident involving Rush Firestone, Art Churchill and Kevin Brumett brought out the yellow once more. Bill Baker took advantage of the restart to pass Surenna but Mark Thompson and Merle Burlingham hooked bumpers bringing out the yellow before a lap could be completed giving the spot back to Surenna. Baker took the lead once more and completed one lap before the caution flew once more for debris on the speedway. Matt Thomas was second with Steve Hulings third. Baker was leader coming out of two after the restart with Steve Hulings in second but Firestone spun for another caution with three laps remaining. Steve Keith became a contender on the restart by moving to second. Baker was not to be out run as he won his first feature of the year. Keith finished second with Hulings third.

 Er Spec Feature 2 Justin Krieger.jpg (67163 bytes)Walt Houser passed Fred McClanahan on lap one of the second Spectator feature for the lead and led for two laps when McClanahan spun in turn two for the only caution of the event. Eric Kimmy and Ron Watson were second and third on the restart. Kimmy made an inside move on the leader on lap six take the lead. Houser retired one lap later with a flat as Justin Krieger caught and passed the leader. Krieger led the final two to win his first feature with Kimmy second and Barrett Brown third.

Er 4CYL Feature Tom Liberatore.jpg (64799 bytes) J.R. Cross won the race to turn one at the start of the Four-Cylinder feature for the number one spot. Steve Forstein passed Ken Wanzer for second and then Larry Bouman move to third also passing Wanzer. Bouman lost the handle on lap six bringing out the yellow. Cross was still first with Forstein second and Andy Warzynak third. Forstein took the lead on the restart and Cross fell to third with Tom Liberatore passing for second. Liberatore moved under Forstein on the white flag lap to lead by a car length at the finish line. It was the fifth win for Liberatore.

 ER Cadet Feature Gary Eicher.jpg (70133 bytes)Dewey Kinnear and Gary Eicher were in row one of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Joe Harvey and Jim Moon in row two. Eicher had a one car length lead after one with Kinnear in second and Harvey third. Brian Zimmerly and Terry Daniels tangled on lap three for the first caution. Eicher resumed control of the event on the restart with Moon and Kinnear fighting for second. John Pencille passed Harvey for fourth and began to challenge Moon for third when Daniels had more trouble on the front stretch for the second caution on lap eight. Jim Moon slowed in turn three on the restart collecting Dustin Eckman and the yellow flew for the third time. Pencille passed Kinnear on lap eleven as Eicher continued to dominate the race. Joel Watson slowed bringing out the caution on lap twelve. Wade Slaney passed Houser for fourth on the restart but the yellow came out again on lap thirteen for debris. Houser regained fourth on the restart as Pencille moved up to try and challenge Eicher. Eicher barely beat Pencille to the line to lead every lap and win his fourth feature event. Pencille finished second and Dewey Kinnear third.

 Er SuperSportsman Feature Randy Parmenter .jpg (62345 bytes)Mike Murray and Brent Crandall brought the Budweiser Super Sportsman Championship race to the speedway. Crandall led the first two until 2001 champ Randy Parmenter took the lead on lap four. A lap four spin brought out Spanky Halls yellow flag. Don McGuire was second and Bayle third on the restart. Pat McGuire was running fifth behind Gary Foster. Pat McGuire took fourth from Foster on lap ten and started to run down Bayle and Don McGuire fighting for second. Kelly Frederes spun on lap twelve for caution number two, allowing the field to close up behind Parmenter. Dave Cummings had a mechanical failure and stopped in turn two to bring out the third caution on lap sixteen. During the caution Crandall broke and had to be towed to the pits. With five to go the race was for second as Parmenter ran away for the field. Pat McGuire beat Bayle for third with two to go. Bayle went in too hard on the white flag lap spinning his car and causing the checkers and the yellow to end the event. It was the second win for Parmenter.

 Er E Mod Feature Dave Hess Jr.jpg (65673 bytes)The E-Mod feature was stopped on lap two by a spinning Dave Hess as Kevin Decker led with Tom Anderson second and Justin Carlson third. Randy Parmenter spun on the restart so the field was realigned for the second attempt. Bill Thomas took second and Mike Hess third on the restart as Decker led. At the halfway mark Decker led by five car lengths. Dave Hess passed Mike Hess on lap ten for the third spot then quickly passed Thomas for second. Dave Hess moved under Decker on lap eleven but failed to make the pass as his charge seemed to slow. Dave Hess drove into three deeper than Decker to make the pass for the lead under the white flag then led the final lap to win his fourth feature.

           ER LLM Feature Pat McGuire.jpg (62617 bytes)It was Bobby Rohrer and Paul Briggs and Pat McGuire out in front of the Limited Late  Model feature. McGuire passed Briggs for second on lap two. Aaron Robinson stopped on the front straight bringing out the caution flag on lap five. Rohrer resumed the lead on the restart and Briggs passed McGuire for second. Tom Hagberg took fourth from Mike Moore on lap ten then Bob Vogt passed Moore for fifth one lap later. McGuire retook second on lap twelve as Rohrer moved into lap traffic. Rohrer was trapped behind a lap car allowing McGuire by on lap fifteen. Rohrer almost spun on the white flag lap trying to catch McGuire allowing Briggs to pass for the second spot. McGuire won the event for feature number three, Briggs was second and Rohrer third.

ER SLM Feature Dave Hess Jr.jpg (63407 bytes)Rod Maloy and Dave Hess Jr. were on the front row of the Super Late Model event. Maloy led lap one but Hess moved by Maloy on the outside to take control on lap two.  Randy Lobb was third and Rich Gardner fourth. Andy Kania had trouble on lap four for the first caution. Doug Eck was running fifth and Dave Shagla sixth. Randy Lobb passed Gardner and Maloy on the restart but a spin by Scott Gurdak collecting Kania negated the pass and brought out the second caution. Lobb could not make the same move on the next restart as Maloy moved down to control the inside lane. Lobb did take over third as Gardner fell to fourth then fifth as Eck also got by. Hess was into lap traffic on lap nine with full straight away lead over Maloy. Hess put car after car a lap down as he moved through lap traffic gaining a one half-lap lead over Maloy, Randy Lobb and Eck. Jason Morrell came to rest against the turn four wall to stop the race with nineteen down. Hess was realigned in front with the lap car of John Lacki between he and Maloy, and then came Randy Lobb and Doug Eck. Hess powered away from the rest of the field as Maloy stayed low to thwart Lobb. Hess won the race going away and Randy Lobb finally got under Maloy on the last lap but Maloy hung on for second by inches at the line. It was the fourth feature win for Hess.



Spectators: (33)

      Heat 1: ER Spec Heat 1 Justin Krieger.jpg (78570 bytes) Justin Krieder, Jack Bates, Rich Becker

      Heat 2: Er Spec Heat 2 Mark Thompson.jpg (79928 bytes) Mark Thompson, Bill Baker Jr., John Swabik

      Heat 3: Er Spec Het 3 Rush Firestone.jpg (82208 bytes) Rush Firestone, Mike Boyd, Paul Norman

      Feature 1: Bill Baker Jr., Steve Keith, Steve Hulings, John Swabik, Matt Thomas, David Surenna, Art Churchill, Brian Johnson, Merle Burlingham, Kevin Brumett

      Feature 2: Justin Krieger, Eric Kimmy, Barrett Brown, Rich Becker, Jack Bates, Ron Watson, Dan Shellhouse, Jim Leonard, Ray Houser, Fred McClanahan


   4-Cylinder Sportsmen (11)

      Heat 1: Er 4 Cyl Heat 1 Larry Bouman.jpg (79659 bytes) Larry Bouman, J.R. Cross, Steve Forstein

      Feature: Tom Liberatore, Steve Forstein, J.R. Cross, Andy Warzynak, Larry Taylor, Bethany Pease, Bruce Deimer, Ken Wanzer, Jason Smith


Outlaw Cadets: (20)

      Heat 1: Er Cadet heat 1 Dewey Kinnear.jpg (76735 bytes) Dewey Kinnear, Tom Norland, Joe Harvey

      Heat 2: Er Cadet Heat 2 Gary Eicher.jpg (75176 bytes) Garry Eicher, Jim Moon, Brian Zimmerly

      Feature: Gary Eicher, John Pencille, Dewey Kinnear, Wade Slaney, Joe Harvey, Jeff Campbell, Chris Blose, Louie DeDionisio, Herm Hilyer, Bill Dunn


  E-Mods: (12)

     Heat 1: ER E Mod Heat 1 Kevin Decker.jpg (72920 bytes) Kevin Decker, Dave Hess Jr., Bill Thomas

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Kevin Decker, Mike Hess, Bill Thomas, Justin Carlson, Tom Anderson, Randy Parmenter, Brian Snow, Stu Rickart, Jeff Wick


   Budweiser Super Sportsmen: (17)

      Heat 1: Scott Bayle, Dave Cummings, Gary Foster

      Heat 2: ER Ssportsman Heat 2 Don Stanley.jpg (65490 bytes) Don Stanley, Bob VanArsdale, Charlie Robinson

      Feature: Randy Parmenter, Don McGuire, Pat McGuire, Charlie Robinson, Don Stanley, Bob VanArsdale, Robert Nocero, J. R. Nocero, James Lafferty, John Daugherty


   Limited Late Models: (13)

      Heat 1: ER LLM heat 1 Bobby Rohrer.jpg (65267 bytes) Bobby Rohrer, Paul Briggs, Aaron Robinson

      Heat 2: ER LLM Heat 2 Pat mcGuire.jpg (69710 bytes) Pat McGuire, Mike Moore, Chris Sutton

      Feature: Pat McGuire, Paul Briggs, Bobby Rohrer, Tom Hagberg, Bob Vogt, Mike Moore, Andy Knight, Mike Coyle, Ed Simmer, Don McGuire


   Super Late Models: (21)

      Heat 1: ER SLM Heat 1 Rod Maloy.jpg (65536 bytes) Rod Maloy, Randy Lobb, Doug Eck

      Heat 2: ER SLM Heat  2 Dave Hess Jr.jpg (69418 bytes) Dave Hess Jr., Rich Gardner, Dave Shagla

      American Racer Dash: ER American Racer Dash Doug Eck.jpg (70401 bytes) Doug Eck, Dave Shagla

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Rod Maloy, Randy Lobb, Doug Eck, Rich Gardner, John Lobb, Dave Shagla, Brad Fiesler, Al Crocker, Steve Halpainy, Bump Hedman, Andy Boozel, Andy Kania, John Lacki, George LaBarbera, Bob Craig, Mark Gilbert, Chuck Steinle, Jason Morrell, Scott Gurdak, Moose Dunnewold