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Gary Eicher is Outlaw Cadet Champion on Sysco Foods Autograph Night and 
Dave Hess Jr. Wins Super Late and E-Mod  Feature
at Eriez Speedway  
By Glenn Slocum

          Eriez Autograph Night Candid2.jpg (71945 bytes)The Sysco Foods sponsored Autograph night included balloons, bicycles and free candy as race teams and fans meet on the front straight. Gary Eicher survived seven restarts to lead every lap of the Outlaw Cadet Championship race. Dave Hess Jr. made the outside groove work to win going away from his ninth place starting spot in the Super Late Model feature then backed it up with a win in the E-Mod feature. Art Churchill and Mike Boyd won the Spectator features. Scott Johnson won the Super Late Model American Racer Dash. Steve Forstein won the Four Cylinder feature. Dave Cummings won his first feature of the season in the Budweiser Super Sportsman class. Bobby Rohrer won his third feature in the Limited Late Model class.

             Spectator feature 1 Art Churchill.jpj.jpg (65708 bytes)Brad Pease, Ray Houser and Ken Jackson a collided in turn two at the start of the first Spectator feature. Houser led lap one and Art Churchill lap two. Duane Pease caught Churchill at the checkers but came in a car length short of the win. Brad Pease finished third.

             Spect Feature 2 Mike Boyd.jpg (58760 bytes)Matt Lazowski took the early lead in the second Spectator feature with Brian Guzowski second and Dennis Lumger third. Merle Burlingham spun on lap five causing the first caution of the event. Lumger passed Lazowski on the restart and led for two laps when Guzowski spun stopping the race for the second time. Mike Boyd took the lead on the lap eight restart and Paul Norman moved into second as Lumger slid to fourth. Boyd won with Norman second and Guzowski third.

            4 Cyl Feature Steve Forstein.jpg (54888 bytes)Larry Bouman was in the lead after one lap of the Four Cylinder feature. Bethany Pease came to rest against the fourth turn fence on lap four. Bouman controlled the restart and Pease once more spun in four for caution two on lap six. Steve Forstein spun Dick Price on the lap six restart. Points leader Tom Liberatore challenged for the lead on the restart than spun on the front straight on lap nine for the third yellow. Forstein got by Bouman on the last lap for the win, J.R. Cross finished third.          

Cadet Feature Gary Eicher.jpg (56699 bytes)Twenty-four Outlaw Cadets took Spanky Halls green flag for the twenty lap Outlay Cadet Championship event. Gary Eicher led the first three laps until debris on the track brought out the caution. Phil Knight brought out the second caution on the lap five restart. Point leader John Pencille was second with Jeff Campbell third. Eicher led the next three laps when Knight spun in turn one for the third caution. Debris in turn four caused caution four on lap ten allowing the field to close up behind Eicher. Pete Alspaugh spun with five laps to go negating a ten car advantage by Eicher over Pencille. Knight, Mike Zimmerly, Jim Moon and Vern Plymire tangled on lap seventeen bringing out the yellow for caution six. Eicher was up to the challenge and won the event with Pencille second and Jeff Campbell third.

 SLM Feature Dave Hess Jr.jpg (57891 bytes)John Lacki beat Rich Gardner into turn one from his outside front row starting position on the initial start of the Super Late Model feature but a caution involving Chris Hackett, Scott Johnson and Al Crocker among others caused a complete restart of the event.  Lacki did it again on the next start as Ron Olson settled into third. Jason Morrell, Crocker Mark Boozel and Andy Kania collide on lap three for the second caution.  Lacki controlled the restart. Rod Maloy moved by Olson for third on lap six and Morrell spun on lap eight. Scott Johnson and Morrell tangled in three for the fourth caution. Hackett had trouble on the next restart for the fifth caution. Dave Hess Jr. passed Horduskey and Olson for fourth on the restart. Hess got around Maloy one lap later and set sail for second running Gardner. Hess moved up beside Garner on lap fourteen and make the pass in turn four passing Lacki in turn one on lap fifteen. A snap spin by Boozel brought the yellow out on lap sixteen. Hess moved up to the cushion and motored away from the field on the restart. Hackett, Johnson, Crocker and Steve Halpainy collide in the entrance to turn three on lap seventeen. Halpainy left the track on the hook as the field was realigned for the restart. Gardner moved into second on lap twenty-one relegating Lacki to third as Doug Eck moved into fourth. Hess won by a straight away over Gardner, Lacki and Eck.

 S Sportsman Feature Dave Cummings.jpg (56034 bytes)Don Stanley was leading the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature when a fire in Don McGuire’s car brought out the caution on lap two. Pat McGuire passed Stanley on the restart then Dave Cummings passed McGuire. Stanley continued to fade as Randy Parmenter moved to third and Scott Bayle to fourth. Parmenter passed Pat McGuire with two to go but could not catch Cummings who won his first feature of the season. Parmenter was second and Pat McGuire third.

 E Mod Feature Dave Hess Jr.jpg (54834 bytes)Dave Hess Jr. continued his winning night by taking over the lead of the E-Mod feature on lap five and pulling away from the field. Early leader Mark Grabowski spun on lap seven for the first caution of the event. Mike Hess had moved into second by this time but could not catch Dave Hess Jr.. Dave Hess Jr. won the event with Mike Hess second and Justine Carlson narrowly defeating Kevin Decker for third.

 LLM Feature Bobby Rohrer.jpg (51619 bytes)Mike Coyle, Tom Hagberg, John Cline and Andy Knight collided on the start of the Limited Late event. Bobby Rohrer brought the field around for the complete restart then led for the next three laps until a steaming Mike Moore brings out the second caution on lap four. Pat McGuire was in second with Andy Sweetland third and Bob Vogt fourth. Rohrer and McGuire battled for the next tow laps when a spin by Al Cressley caused caution three. The top three moved away from the field as McGuire tried high and low to get around Rohrer. Rohrer never relinquished the bottom to McGuire and went on to win the event and Sweetland was third.

  

Results:

   Spectators:

      Heat 1: Spec Heat 1 Ray Houser.jpg (88024 bytes) Ray Houser, Walt Houser, Wayne Watson

      Heat 2: Spec Heat 2 Rich Roland.jpg (83434 bytes) Rich Roland, Justine Kreider, Rich Becker

      Heat 3: Spect Heat 3 Dennis Lumger.jpg (73599 bytes) Dennis Lumger, Brian Guzowski, Mike Boyd

      Feature 1: Art Churchill, Duane Pease, Rush Firestone, Rick Becker, Ray Houser

      Feature 2: Mike Boyd, Paul Norman, Brian Guzowski, Dennis Lumger, Justin Kreiger

 

   4-Cylinder Sportsmen

      Heat 1: 4 Cyl heat Larry Bouman.jpg (83879 bytes) Larry Bouman, J.R. Cross, Tom Liberatore

      Feature: Steve Forstein, Larry Bouman, J.R. Cross, Tom Liberatore, Jim Tolon, Ken Wanzer, Bethany Pease, Dick Price, Dale Wise

  

Cadets

      Heat 1: Cadet Heat 1 Gary Eicher.jpg (83277 bytes) Gary Eicher, John Pencille, Terry Daniels

      Heat 2: Cadet Heat 2 Herm Hilyer.jpg (80326 bytes) Herm Hilyer, Louie DeDionisio, Matt Lamphere

      Heat 3: Cadet Heat 3 Jeff Campbell.jpg (79622 bytes) Jeff Campbell, John Coughlin, George Cole

      Feature 1: Gary Eicher, John Pencille, Jeff Campbell, Louie DeDionisio, Terry Daniels, Herm Hilyer, Tom Norland, Bill Dunn, Chris Blose, Matt Lamphere

 

  E-Mods:

     Heat 1: E Mods Heat Dave Hess Jr.jpg (62248 bytes) Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Kevin Decker

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Justin Carlson, Kevin Decker, Bill Thomas, Dean Ruth, Mark Grabowski, Bill Taylor

 

   Budweiser Super Sportsmen:

      Heat 1: Super Sportsman Heat 1 Dave Cummings.jpg (78470 bytes) Dave Cummings, Scott Bayle, Randy Parmenter

      Feature: Dave Cummings, Randy Parmenter, Pat McGuire, Scott Bayle, Robert Nocero, Don Stanley, Mike Murray, Dana Cummings, Brant Crandall, John Daugherty

 

   Limited Late Models:

      Heat 1: LLM Heat 1 Bob Vogt.jpg (70400 bytes) Bob Vogt, Pat McGuire, Al Cressley

      Heat 2: LLM Heat 2 Bobby Rohrer.jpg (73530 bytes) Bobby Rohrer, Andy Sweetland, Paul Briggs, Jim Rohrer

      Feature: Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, Andy Sweetland, Chad Ramsey, Chris Sutton, Bob Vogt, Tom Hagberg, Jim Rohrer, Mike Coyle, Al Cressley

 

   American Racer Dash: American Racer Dash Scott Johnson.jpg (67176 bytes)Scott Johnson, Moose Dunnewold, Ron Olson

 

   Late Models:

      Heat 1: SLM Heat 1 John Lack.jpg (72744 bytes) John Lacki, Scott Johnson, Rod Maloy, Steve Halpainy

      Heat 2: SLM Heat 2 Rich Gardner.jpg (72742 bytes) Rich Gardner, Ron Olson, Dave Hess Jr., Bruce Hordusky

      Heat 3: SLM Heat 3 Al Crocker.jpg (67534 bytes) Al Crocker, Moose Dunnewold, Chris Hackett, George LaBarbera

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Rich Gardner, John Lacki, Doug Eck, Bruce Hordusky, Rod Maloy, Randy Lobb, Ron Olson, Andy Kania, George LaBarbera