Randy Lobb Wins the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model Championship
The Erie/Crawford County
Veterans Burial Detail and Honor Guard presented the colors and Rochell Schenck
sang the National Anthem to kick off Eriez Speedway July 4th
celebration. Midway through the
evening Zambelli Fireworks presented a large fireworks display. Randy
Lobb backed up his win at Stateline on Saturday night with a win in the
thirty-five lap Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model Championship. Lobb lead
all but three laps and survived a number of cautions to win his second feature
event of the season. Pat McGuire like Lobb backed up his Saturday win at
Stateline with a win in the Limited Late Model class. Duane Pease won the first
Spectator event and Mat Thomas the second for their first wins of the season.
Larry Bouman wins his second of the season in the Four Cylinder feature. John
Pencille proved why he’s a top the points in the Outlay Cadet class by winning
his third feature of the year. Scott Bayle moved from third to first with two to
go to win the Budweiser Super Sportsman event. Dave Hess Jr. notched win number
two in the E-Mod Feature event.
An early spin brought out the caution on lap one of the first Spectator
feature. Jason Heslop led lap one through three surviving two restarts but Rich
Becker attempting a pass on the high side made the pass then spun collecting the
leader as the yellow was shown for Bill Baker Jr. and Walt Houser. Heslop got
his spot back for the restart and led the next two when Justine Kriener stopped
against the front wall. Heslop led on the restart but spun in four on lap seven
giving the lead to Duane Pease. Pease lead the final tree to win his first
feature with Bill Baker Jr. second and Joshua Lucas third.
Mark Thompson, Rush Firestone and Merle Burlingame were the early
leaders of Spectator feature number two. Matt Thomas passed Burlingame for third
on lap three. Thompson lost the lead on lap five falling to third behind
Firestone and Thomas. Mike Boyd passed Thompson two laps later for third. Thomas
took the lead on lap eight and lead the remaining laps for his first win of the
season with Boyd second and Firestone in third.
Tom Liberatore jumped to a huge lead in the Four Cylinder feature
with Steve Forstein and Dale Wise giving chase. Craig Hardway stopped on the
speedway with two lap remaining bringing out the caution and ruining
Liberatore’s huge lead. Larry Bouman passes Liberatore on the white flag lap.
Liberatore tagged Steve Forstein and they both ended up against the fence on the
front straight. Bouman won the one lap dash to the checkers with J.R. Cross
second and Dan Maxim third.
Dewey Kinnear spins in the first corner on the initial start of the Outlaw
Cadet Feature necessitating a complete restart. John Pencille came out on top of
the restart with Herm Hilyer second and Wade Slaney third. A Brian Zimmerly spin
slowed the race on lap two. Slaney and Hilyer bumped on lap four giving Slaney
second and Hilyer fell to third. Louie DeDionisio and George Cole tangled on lap
six for the third caution. Zimmerly, Cole and Dustin Eckman caused caution four
two laps latter. Kinnear had moved into third with Hilyer falling to fourth.
Matt Lamphere did not go on the restart for caution number five. Zimmerly spun
once more on lap twelve. Pencille survived the cautions to win his third feature
of the year and maintain his point lead. Slaney was second with Kinnear third.
Gary Foster moved from his outside pole position to lead lap one of
the Budweiser Super Sportsman event. Foster went high on lap two allowing three
cars by but Randy Parmenter stopped against the fence in four and the caution
flew saving Foster’s lead. Foster
went wide again on the restart allowing Don McGuire to move into the lead with
Scott Bayle second and Dave Cummings third. John Daugherty spun on lap three for
the second caution. Cummings moved up to challenge Bayle for second on lap four
and made the pass two laps latter. Bayle came back to pass Cummings with two to
go and then passed the leader on the white flag lap. Bayle won his second
feature event with Don McGuire second and Dave Cummings third.
Mark Grabowski lost an engine on the start of the E-Mod event but
lap one went in to the books with Bill Taylor in the lead. After two early
cautions the event went green on lap three and Chad Ruhlman took over the lead.
Dave Hess Jr. was now second as early leader Taylor went to the pits. Hess
passed Ruhlman at the halfway mark with Justin Carlson third and Kevin Decker
fourth. James Irwin spun in the entrance to turn three on the ninth lap allowing
the field to close behind Dave Hess. Mike Hess moved to fourth on lap twelve as
Dave Hess extended his lead. Dave Hess won going away with Ruhlman second and
Carlson narrowly defeating Mike Hess for third.
Twenty-six Super Late Models reported to the speedway for the
Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model Championship race. Dave Hess led lap one
but a spin by Dan Tercho stopped the event. Randy Lobb was second with Chris
Hackett third and Doug Eck fourth. Lobb and Hess ran lap two side by side with
Lobb finally getting the best of Hess on lap three. Moose Dunnewold spins on lap
four for the second caution. Scott Johnson struck the wall on the front stretch
on the restart causing a multi-car accident involving Mark Gilbert, Chuck
Steinle, Aaron Scott and others. Johnson
was okay and continued in the event. Chris Hackett got sideways in turn one on
restart and a number of cars spun to avoid Hackett. Rich Gardner, Rod Maloy, Ron
Olson, John Lacki, John Lobb were involved. Gardner was towed to the pits and
John Lobb went to the pits on his own and returned to the speedway before the
race was restarted. Hackett passed Hess for second on lap five. Hess and Hackett
continued the battle as Randy Lobb got into lap traffic on lap twelve. Andy
Boozel got in to trouble on lap fourteen for caution five. Randy Lobb controlled
the restart with Hackett running second behind the lap car of Lacki. John Lobb
and Jason Morrell tangled on the restart for caution six. Twenty-two cars
remained for second restart of lap fourteen. The next restart worked as Hackett
passed Lacki and started to chase Randy Lobb. Andy Kania got by Hess for third
on lap sixteen and debris on the speedway slowed the race after seventeen laps.
Two laps were run before another caution. Mark Gilbert was stopped in the
infield in the middle of the back straight. Bump Hedman, Scott Boozel and Bob
Craig spun on restart. Randy Lobb moved into lap traffic on lap twenty-five but
it did not help the cars chasing him. The remaining laps were run under the
green with Randy Lobb narrowly missing laps cars and avoid a last lap spin
involving John Lacki and Steve Halpainy to win the championship event.
Tom Hagberg stopped on the entrance to the pits and debris on the
speedway marred the start of the Limited Late Model feature. Pat McGuire lead
lap one when Bob Vogt and Ron Seeley spun for the second caution. It was
McGuire, Mike Moore and Paul Briggs on the restart. McGuire had a fifteen car
advantage at the half way as did second place Moore over Briggs. McGuire was
into lap traffic on the fourteenth circuit and Moore was able to close. McGuire
broke into the clear on lap seventeen and pulled away from Moore. McGuire won
his first feature event in this class with Moore second and Briggs third.
Heat 2: Joshua Lucas, Merle Burlingham, Mark Thompson
Feature 1: Duane Pease, Bill Baker Jr., Joshua Lucas, Justin Kriener, Danielle Wilbur
Feature 2: Matt Thomas, Mike Boyd, Rush Firestone, Dennis Lumger, Paul Norman
Feature: Larry Bouman, J.R. Cross, Dan Maxim, Steve Forstein, Dale Wise, Bethany Pease, Tom Liberatore, Craig Hardway, Jason Smith
Feature 1: John Pencille, Wade Slaney, Dewey Kinnear, Herm Hilyer, Terry Daniels, Jeff Campbell, Chris Blose, Louie DeDionisio, Shawn McArdle, George Cole
Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Chad Ruhlman, Justine Carlson, Mike Hess, Kevin Decker, Ryan Snow, Tom Anderson, Jeff Wick, Bill Taylor, James Irwin
Budweiser Super Sportsmen:
Feature: Scott Bayle, Don McGuire, Dave Cummings, Robert Nocero, Mike Murray, Randy Parmenter, Pat McGuire, Brent Crandall, Don Stanley, Gary Foster
Limited Late Models:
Feature: Pat McGuire, Mike Moore, Paul Briggs, Chris Sutton, Tom Hagberg, Andy Sweetland, Ron Seeley, Mike Coyle, Aaron Robinson, Bob Vogt
American Racer Dash: Dave Hess Jr., Randy Lobb, Chris Hackett
Super Late Models:
Heat 1: Dave Hess Jr., Doug Eck, Scott Johnson, John Lobb
Heat 2: Chris Hackett, Rod Maloy, Scott Gurdak, John Lacki
Feature: Randy Lobb, Chris Hackett, Andy Kania, Dave Hess Jr., Scott Gurdak, John Lobb, Bump Hedman, Al Crocker, Scott Johnson, Rod Maloy