Erie, Pa: Cloudy skies and threatening rain did not stop the events on
J.D. Byrider Night at Eriez Speedway. All enjoyed the Autograph session held
between the E-Mod and Super Late Model heats. Tom Norland passed early leader
Jason Stetson to win a caution filled Spectator Championship race. Nathan Short
made an outside pass to lead the last four laps of the Outlaw Cadet feature for
his second win of the season. Don McGuire took control of the Budweiser Super
Sportsman feature on lap five and led the final ten to win his third of the
season. Mike Hess led every lap of the E-Mod feature for his third win. Dan
Osborne won the Four Cylinder Championship event. Dick Barton made an appearance
at Eriez speedway and won the feature event for his 103rd Series win
and his 41st win at Eriez. Kirk Foust won his first Super Challenger
race in the Championship event.
Twenty-six Spectators were lead to the speedway by Rich Becker and Jason Stetson for their feature event. Stetson beat the pack into turn one with Tom Norland second and Becker third. Brian Bush passed Becker for the third spot on lap three just as caution flew for Jim Tolen who had spun into the fence on the front straight. The restart failed as Wade Watson ended up facing the wrong way at the edge of the speedway in turn one. Debris slowed the race with four laps complete and Norland was the new leader followed by Stetson and Bush. Bush lost several positions on the restart and Jeff Harvey and Bill Van Volkenburg were third and fourth. Van Volkenburg and Chris Couchenour moved by Harvey for the third and fourth spots. Rick Thompson brought out the yellow with ten complete. Matt Lozowski moved into the top four on the restart with Lester Shoff fifth. Couchenour slowed to a stop high in turn two bringing out the yellow once more with thirteen complete. Tolen slapped the wall on the restart for the sixth yellow. Norland survived the two-lap dash to the finish for his second win of the season.
Paul Norman led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature Scott Lewis was second followed by Joe Weber and Ron Seeley. Lewis got sideways coming out of turn two then was clipped by Weber to bring out the first caution of the event. Norman was first for the restart followed by Seeley, Weber, Nathan Short and Louis DeDionisio. Norman and Weber tangled on the restart letting Seeley and Short by. Two turns later Norman spun collecting Brian Zimmerly and Alex Feisler for the second caution. Seeley was in the lead with Short second and DeDionisio third. Dennis Lunger and Andy Knight completed the top five. Seeley had six-car length lead at the half way point. Mike Knight driving has father’s car was sixth with Joe Weber seventh ant Lewis eighth. Short made his move on lap eleven catching then passing Seeley on the outside for the top spot. Short made it look easy from that point on finishing with a fifteen-car length lead over Seeley.
Tom Bean and J. R. Cross were the early leaders in the Four Cylinder event. A caution with six laps down was caused when Cross and Brian Duryee hooked bumpers and stopped in turn one. Dan Osborne was then second and used the restart to gain the lead and win his ninth in a row in the division.
Eric Ester used his pole starting positions to lead the first lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman event. John Volpe spun into the infield just off turn four bringing out the caution with two laps complete. Ester lost three spots on the restart turning over the lead to Aaron Robinson. Don McGuire and Pat McGuire were second and third. Robinson slip up the speedway coming out of turn one on lap five allowing Don McGuire by for the lead. Ester fell back one more spot to fifth as Randy Parmenter took over the fourth spot. Pat McGuire moved under Robinson for the second spot on lap eleven. Bobby Rohrer took the fifth spot from John Boardman with two laps remaining. Don McGuire won with brother Pat second.
Eighteen E-Mods reported to the speedway for their feature event. Mike Hess and Bill Thomas were on the front row with Dale Applebee and K.C. Decker in row two. Mike Hess was the first across the stripe on lap one with Thomas second followed by Decker and Applebee. Applebee passed Decker on lap four for the third spot while Dave Hess Jr. ran in fifth looking for and opening. Applebee passed Thomas on lap six for second and Decker followed one lap later pushing Thomas back to the fourth spot. Mike Hess had a ten-car length lead with five laps remaining. Mike Hess made it perfect leading every lap for his third win. Dale Applebee was second and K.C. Decker third.
A.J. Moore, Kirk Foust and Scott Horvath were the early leaders in the Super Challenger feature. Horvath jumped from third to first on lap six and began to build a commanding lead. Moore slipped further back in the field as Chris Withers took over third followed by Steve Soto. Withers moved up beside Foust with two to go. Foust slipped on the last lap letting Withers by for second and Soto for third as Foust won the event.
Feature: Tom Norland, Bill Van Volkenburg, Jason Stetson, Matt Lozowski, Mike Kinney, Jeff Burger, Lester Shoff, Jeff Harvey, Brian Crandall, Brian Bush
Feature: Nathan Short, Ron Seeley, Louis DeDionisio, Dennis Lunger, Andy Knight, Mike Knight, Joe Weber, Brian Zimmerly, Alex Fiesler, Scott Lewis
Heat 1: Brian Duryee, Tom Bean, J.R. Cross
Feature: Dan Osborne, Tom Bean, Brian Duryee, Stanley Davis Jr., J.R. Cross, Dale Wise, Doug Kirik
Budweiser Super Sportsman:
Feature: Don McGuire, Pat McGuire, Aaron Robinson, Randy Parmenter, Bobby Rohrer, John Boardman, Eric Ester, Jim Leonard, Mike Murray, John Volpe
Super Late Model:
Feature: Dick Barton, Scott Gurdak, Merle Terry, Rich Gardner, Paul Briggs, Doug Eck, Chris Hackett, Jason Morell, John Lobb, Ward Schell, Chad Valone, Rod Maloy, Dave Hess Jr., Mike Coyle, Andy Boozel, Wendell Pinckney, Bump Hedman, Matt Lanphere
Feature: Kirk Foust, Chris Withers, Steve Soto, Glenn Slaney, Ryan Scott, AJ Moore, Duane Hinkson, Jesse Phelps, Jason Dingle