P6271643.jpg (476668 bytes)June 27th, 2004 - Rod Maloy Wins Jayís Auto Wrecking Super Late Model Feature at Eriez Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Erie, Pa: Jayís Auto Wrecking sponsored the events at Eriez Speedway featuring a King of the Hill single elimination qualification format that saw Rod Maloy best the field to pocket the $1,000 prize and start on the pole for the feature event. Maloy was up to the challenge and survived several cautions to beat Rich Gardner to the finish by a fender. Dave Tackett won the Spectator feature, which saw several lead changes and a red flag for Rush Firestone who flipped on the backstretch and caught on fire. Alex Fiesler led every lap of the Outlaw Cadet event to win his first feature event. Dan Osborne won his seventh feature in the Four Cylinder division. Bobby Rohrer made his first winner circle appearance as the Budweiser Super Sportsman winner. Chris Withers and Glenn Slaney won the Super Challenger features.

Rod Maloy led the flag bearing Super Late Models to the Speedway for tier parade lap. Maloy jumped to the lead with Paul Briggs second, Rich Gardner third and Merle Terry fourth. Doug Eck passed Terry for fourth just as the yellow appeared for Matt Lanphere who had spun in turn two. Merle Terry spun in front of the field coming out of turn four on lap five and all the racers were able to avoid him but the yellow appeared for the second time. Scott Gurdak had advanced from eighteenth to ninth for the lap five restart. Eck tried Gardner on the restart but could not make the pass as Maloy led Gardner by two car lengths. Bump Hedman slowed to a stop high in turn four on lap seven bringing out the yellow. Rick Isadore was fourth for the restart with Andy Boozel fifth and Andy Kania sixth. Scott Gurdak got sideways on lap nine collecting Wendell Pinckney, Moose Dunnewold and Ward Schell. Gurdak continued losing several spots but the rest stopped on the speedway bringing out the caution. Maloy was still the leader followed by Gardner, Eck, Boozel, Isadore and Kania. Kevin Weise tagged the wall on the restart then slowed to a stop before a lap was complete. Kania went wide on lap ten losing his sixth spot Dave Hess Jr. Maloy and Gardner broke away from the file with Eck and Boozel fighting for the third spot. Boozel and Eck ran several laps side by side with Eck high and Boozel low. Kevin Santee brought out the caution with nineteen laps complete allowing the field to close with Gardner and Maloy. Boozel was placed third with Eck fourth and Hess fifth. Gurdak spun into the infield on lap twenty and Spanky Hall admonished Terry during the ensuing caution. Gurdak was towed from the Speedway and Terry was placed at the end of the field. Maloy controlled the restart and Chris Hackett began to move in on the top five. Gardner made a last lap charge but came up a fender short as Maloy won his first of the season.

P6271703.jpg (508145 bytes)Joe Heslop and Chris Couchenour led the Spectators to the Speedway for their feature event. Couchenour led the first lap but an incident in turn two involving several cars saw Wade Watson spin to a stop bringing out the yellow. Couchenour was the leader on the restart with Bill Van Volkenburg second and Mark Thompson third. Couchenour was lapping cars by lap five. The yellow appeared on lap six for Jim Van Cise, who had slowed on the back straight. Rush Firestone spun on the restart for the third yellow. Lester Shoff tapped Mark Thompson on lap six spinning Thompson into the infield but the green stayed out as Couchenour and Van Volkenburg began to distance themselves from the field. Couchenour lost control then ran into Van Volkenburg, both cars suffered flats, and debris on the speedway brought out the caution. Shoff was the new leader with Matt Lozowski second and Dave Tackett third right behind the lap car of Thompson. Shoff and Lozowski both went in too hard on the white flag lap nearly spinning allowing Tackett into the lead but Rush Firestone rolled on the backstretch and caught on fire. Firestone quickly exited his upside down car. One lap remained when the track was finally cleared for racing with Tackett on the pole and Brian Crandall in fourth on the grid but second in the race. Tackett beat everyone to turn one and ran the lap unchallenged for his second win of the season.

P6271722.jpg (443055 bytes)Alex Fiesler and Cliff Lanphere were first and second after lap one of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Brian Zimmerly moved by Lanphere on lap three for the second spot while Bill Dunn ran fourth. Ron Seeley challenged then passed Dunn on lap four for fourth and one lap later the yellow came out for Louis DeDionisio who had spun in turn one. Seeley used the low groove to get by Lanphere on the restart and Nathan Short did the same one lap later sending Lanphere to fifth. John Cline made his appearance in the top five on lap eight. Fiesler was into lap traffic on lap twelve with Zimmerly close behind. Zimmerly was not able to move up alongside Fiesler who won his first Outlaw Cadet feature.

P6271736.jpg (470671 bytes)Larry Taylor brought out the caution on lap four of the Four Cylinder feature as Brian Duryee led. Dan Osborne passed Tom Bean for second on lap six. Doug Kirik brought out the yellow on lap eight with a spin in turn four. Osborne beat Duryee to turn one on the restart then simply drove away from the field for his seventh win of the year.

P6271738.jpg (499461 bytes)Brian Collins jumped into the early lead of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature with Aaron Robinson second and Chad Carlson third but lost the handle on lap six bringing out the yellow and placing Robinson in first. Carlson had troubles on the restart pulling into the pits placing Bobby Rohrer into second with Don McGuire third and Randy Parmenter fourth. Rohrer caught Robinson on lap twelve and made the pass for the lead. Don McGuire passed Robinson one lap later but could not catch Rohrer. It was Rohrerís first win of the season.

P6271740.jpg (472947 bytes)Mike Boyd and Dave Hess Jr. brought eighteen E-Mods out for their feature event. Boyd was the first across the line the lost the lead to Dave Hess on the backstretch. Brad Pease brought out the caution on lap two with a fuel leak. After adjustments to Peaseís car the race was restarted. Mike Hess moved alongside Boyd on the restart but could not make the pass. Dale Applebee was fourth and Justin Carlson fifth. Carlson took fourth from Applebee one lap latter. Dave Hess had a ten car length lead over Mike Hess at the half way point and the field was strung out single file completely around the speedway. Applebee used a lap car to pass Carlson for the fourth spot on lap thirteen as Spanky Hall displayed the two to go sign. Dave Hess took the checkers for the fourth time in 2004 with Mike Hess second and Boyd third.

P6271745.jpg (460007 bytes)P6271750.jpg (426864 bytes)Chris Withers won the first Super Challenger race with Wade Slaney second and Bob Belson third. Glenn Slaney won the second Challenger feature with Steve Soto second and Casey Swabik third.

Spectators:

Heat 1: P6271444.jpg (513544 bytes)Jeff Harvey, Walter Johnson, Wade Watson

Heat 2: P6271457.jpg (513573 bytes)Rusty Briggs, Bill Van Volkenburg, Chris Couchenour

Feature: Dave Tackett, Brian Crandall, Barrett Brown, Chris Couchenour, Matt Lozowski, Jeremy English, Ken Lamp Jr., Lester Shoff, Jeff Harvey, Rush Firestone

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: P6271469.jpg (490883 bytes)Alex Fiesler, Mike Knight, Paul Norman,

Heat 2: P6271483.jpg (523881 bytes)Nathan Short, John Cline, Phil Knight

Feature: Alex Feisler, Brian Zimmerly, Ron Seeley, Nathan Short, Joe Weber, John Cline, Mike Knight, Andy Knight, Paul Norman, Phil Knight

Four Cylinders:

Heat 1: Dan Osborne, Tom Bean, Brian Duryee

Feature: Dan Osborne, Brian Duryee, Tom Bean, JR Cross, Doug Kirik Mike Welder, Stan Davis Jr., Larry Taylor

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: P6271500.jpg (503509 bytes)Brent Crandall, Bob Van Arsdale, Jim Leonard
Heat 2: P6271513.jpg (481523 bytes)Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, John Boardman

Feature: Bobby Rohrer, Don McGuire, Aaron Robinson, Randy Parmenter, John Boardman, Jim Leonard, Mike Murray, Pat McGuire, Brent Crandall, John Volpe

E-Mod:

Heat 1: P6271533.jpg (509612 bytes)Mike Boyd, Dale Applebee, Shane Applebee

Heat 2: P6271550.jpg (537408 bytes)Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Justin Carlson

Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Mike Boyd, Dale Applebee, Justin Carlson, Brian Fardink, K.C. Decker, Dustin Eckman, Mike Moon, Chris Sutton

Super Late Model:

King of the Hill:

Round 1: Rod Maloy, Kevin Santee

Round 2: Paul Briggs, J.B. Dandy

Round 3: Moose Dunnewold, Ward Schell

Round 4: Andy Boozel, Matt Lanphere

Round 5: Dave Hess, Chris Hackett

Round 6: Rich Gardner, Bump Hedman

Round 7: Mark Ramsey, Scott Gurdak

Round 8: Jason Morell, Kevin Weise

Round 9: Rick Isadore, Steve Halpainy

Round 10: Merle Terry, Wendell Pinckney

Round 11: John Morell, Kevin Weise

Round 12: Rod Maloy, Andy Kania

Round 13: Paul Briggs, J.B. Dandy

Round 14: Andy Boozel, Moose Dunnewold

Round 15: Rich Gardner, Dave Hess Jr.

Round 16: Mark Ramsey, Jason Morell

Round 17: Merle Terry, Rick Isadore
Round 18: Rod Maloy, Doug Eck

Round 19: Paul Briggs, Andy Boozel

Round 20: Rich Gardner, Mark Ramsey

Round 21: Rod Maloy, Merle Terry

Round 22: , Paul Briggs, Rich Gardner

Round 23: Rod Maloy, Paul Briggs

Feature: Rod Maloy, Rich Gardner, Andy Boozel, Doug Eck, Dave Hess Jr., Chris Hackett, Steve Halpainy, Andy Kania, Rick Isadore, Jason Morell, Ward Schell, Matt Lanphere, Merle Terry, Kevin Santee, Mike Coyle, J.B. Dandy, Scott Gurdak, Kevin Weise, Moose Dunnewold, Wendell Pinckney, Bump Hedman, Paul Briggs, Mark Ramsey

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: P6271660.jpg (470148 bytes)Glenn Slaney, Chris Withers, Bob Belson

Heat 2: P6271661.jpg (484121 bytes)Ryan Scott, Steve Sotto, Wade Slaney

Feature 1: Chris Withers, Wade Slaney, Bob Belson

Feature 2: Glenn Slaney, Steve Soto, Casey Swabik

Click Here for Complete Results