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Smart, Aubihl, Salsberry Continue Hot Streaks
June 2, 2012
Smart, Aubihl, Salsberry Continue Hot StreaksThe Template Body Late Model Series that was supposed to race this past Saturday, June 2 at Midvale Speedway had a rough race the previous week at Sandusky Speedway. Therefore, the event was canceled and fans were treated to a general admission discount and extra races and laps for Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Compacts, and Stock Compacts. Despite a rain delay between qualifying and racing, action was exciting throughout the prelims and features and the events ran quickly as the program was done by 9:30.

Adam Stewart, despite a hard crash in the feature one week ago, was back this week in his Stewart Flooring #62. After a tough week of work on the car and a tough one emotionally as his grandmother passed away, Stewart claimed wins in the heat and pursuit. When the green dropped on the feature, Stewart raced into the lead, looking for his first Summit Racing Modified feature win. However, a lap three caution slated a double file restart. When the green waved, Kevin McClintock became the new leader and looked destined to pick up his first feature win of the season. However, a couple of cautions just short of halfway created two double file restarts. The second one had Randy Smart, this year's dominant driver, flanking McClintock on the outside lane. When the green dropped, McClintock was quick enough to hold off Smart's run on the highside. However, it was clear to see that Smart's car was rolling the bottom much smoother than that of the leader. On lap 15, Smart drove to the inside on the backstretch and shot into the lead. Just one more caution slowed the pace after that and Smart cruised to the win by 2.012 seconds over Lee McCreery, who had a great rebound after going to the back early in the race. Also following the Andy W Miller Podiatry/Russ Moore & Sons Concrete #17 were Justin Courtney, Alex Rosenberry, and McClintock. Rounding out the top ten were Stewart, Matthew Mills, Greg Hole, Tom Ertle, and Dave Dobbins who was involved in a crash. Dobbins won the dash, McClintock the fast heat, while Stewart took the second heat and the pursuit. Smart set fast time.

A few early cautions slowed the pace in the Midvale Speedway Pure Stock 30-lap feature, while Josh Anders was out front. The Norton, Ohio driver led the first eight laps before Dover, Ohio driver Bill Aubihl assumed the point. Following Aubihl into the second spot was defending two-time division champion, Teddy Oliver. Moments later, caution waved on lap ten. This set up a double file restart that had the event win hinging upon it. Despite a good restart by Oliver, Aubihl was able to fend off his challenge and stay out front. One other caution slowed the pace, but Aubihl was able to win by a small 0.29 second margin. Following the Ace Auto Body/Jim's Service #31 were Oliver, Bill Shimko, Anders, and George Bowers. Others in the top ten were Joe Linard, Gary Hoopingarner, Bob Passwaters, Jr., Tim Lynn, and Vince Martin. Shimko won the dash, Aubihl and Bowers the heats, and Oliver the pursuit. Joe Oliver set fast time.

Braden Swaney, the 2011 Stock Compact division champion, held off Jeffrey Orr on the opening start of the 12-lap big track Compact feature. In a race that saw just six cars start, the competition was extremely close and exciting as just about everyone had a chance at victory. The CJ's Drive Thru/My Museum Tattoo #27 came to the finish line at the end just a few feet ahead of Wes Ennis, Jeffrey Orr, Mike Swaney, and Tim Frederick. Orr claimed the dash and heat wins, while Swaney won the pursuit. Ennis set quick time.

Kohlten Bryan led the first couple of laps in the Stock Compact feature event before division point leader, Blaine Salsberry cruised by. It was all over at that point, other than the portly lady singing, as Salsberry had claimed all four feature wins coming into the week. The Tolloti Pipe/Alpa Lanes #29 was followed to its fifth feature win by Bryan, Gary Gibson, Dan Buckey, and Gary Murray. Allen Clark won the dash, while Gary Gibson won the heat and pursuit. Dan Buckey set fast time in qualifying.

Up next will be the third Spectator Drag event of the season this coming Saturday, June 9. The Late Model division will be back in action, while the Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Compacts, and Stock Compacts will also race.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, hotlaps at 3:30, qualifying at 5:00, and racing will start at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62+, $8 for kids 6-15, and children 5 and under are free. Pit admission is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

More info is available at midvalespeedway.com.

Results For Midvale Speedway

Summit Racing Economy Modifieds
Top Qualifier - Randy Smart 15.036
Dash - Dave Dobbins, Alex Rosenberry, Randy Smart, Lee McCreery
Heat #1 - Kevin McClintock, Randy Smart, Alex Rosenberry, Dave Dobbins, Lee McCreery
Heat #2 - Adam Stewart, Justin Courtney, Matthew Mills, Tom Ertle, Greg Hole
Pursuit - Adam Stewart, Dave Dobbins, Alex Rosenberry, Randy Smart, Tom Ertle
Feature - Randy Smart, Lee McCreery, Justin Courtney, Alex Rosenberry, Kevin McClintock, Adam Stewart, Matthew Mills, Greg Hole, Tom Ertle, Dave Dobbins
Midvale Speedway Pure Stocks
Top Qualifier - Joe Oliver 16.711
Dash - Bill Shimko, Joe Oliver, Mike Martin, Teddy Oliver
Heat #1 - Bill Aubihl, Teddy Oliver, Joe Linard, Joe Oliver, Mike Martin
Heat #2 - George Bowers, Tim Lynn, Bob Passwaters, Sr., Vince Martin, Gary Hoopingarner
Pursuit - Teddy Oliver, Bill Shimko, Joe Oliver, George Bowers, Gary Hoopingarner
Feature - Bill Aubihl, Teddy Oliver, Bill Shimko, Josh Anders, George Bowers, Joe Linard, Gary Hoopingarner, Bob Passwaters, Jr., Tim Lynn, Vince Martin, Joe Oliver, Bob Passwaters, Sr., Don Boron, Jr., Mike Martin
Midvale Speedway Compacts
Top Qualifier - Wes Ennis 18.473
Dash - Jeffrey Orr, Wes Ennis, Braden Swaney, Donnie Leggett
Heat - Jeffrey Orr, Mike Swaney, Donnie Leggett, Tim Frederick, Braden Swaney
Pursuit - Braden Swaney, Jeffrey Orr, Wes Ennis, Donnie Leggett
Feature - Braden Swaney, Wes Ennis, Jeffrey Orr, Mike Swaney, Tim Frederick, Donnie Leggett
Midvale Speedway Stock Compacts
Top Qualifier - Dan Buckey 16.384
Heat - Gary Gibson, Allen Clark, Kohlten Bryan, Blaine Salsberry, Gary Murray
Pursuit - Gary Gibson, Allen Clark, Kohlten Bryan, Blaine Salsberry, Dan Buckey
Feature - Blaine Salsberry, Kohlten Bryan, Gary Gibson, Dan Buckey, Gary Murray, Allen Clark

Written by: Adam Mackey

Driver Results
Economy Modifieds
Dash
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1053Dave Dobbins
2012Rosenberry Racing
3017Randy Smart
402Lee McCreery
 
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15017Randy Smart
2482Lee McCreery
3465Justin Courtney
44412Rosenberry Racing
54238Kevin McClintock
64062Adam Stewart
7384Matthew Mills
83615Greg Hole
93482Tom Ertle
103253Dave Dobbins
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1838Kevin McClintock
2717Randy Smart
3612Rosenberry Racing
4553Dave Dobbins
542Lee McCreery
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1562Adam Stewart
245Justin Courtney
334Matthew Mills
4282Tom Ertle
5115Greg Hole
 
Pursuit
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1562Adam Stewart
2453Dave Dobbins
3312Rosenberry Racing
4217Randy Smart
5182Tom Ertle
 
Pure Stocks
Dash
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1013Bill Shimko
2050Joe Oliver
306Mike Martin
4049Teddy Oliver
 
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15031Bill Aubihl
24849Teddy Oliver
34613Bill Shimko
44418Josh Anders
5420George Bowers
6402Joe Linard
73811T.J. Barker
83674Bob Passwaters, Jr.
93422Tim Lynn
10325Vince Martin
113050Joe Oliver
122875Bob Passwaters, Sr.
132682Don Boron, Jr.
14246Mike Martin
DNS0131Tom Earley
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1831Bill Aubihl
2749Teddy Oliver
362Joe Linard
4550Joe Oliver
546Mike Martin
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
150George Bowers
2422Tim Lynn
3375Bob Passwaters, Sr.
425Vince Martin
5111T.J. Barker
 
Pursuit
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1549Teddy Oliver
2413Bill Shimko
3350Joe Oliver
420George Bowers
5111T.J. Barker
 
Compacts
Dash
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
108Jeffrey Orr
20O9Wes Ennis
3027Braden Swaney
40111Donnie Leggett
 
Stock Compacts
Dash
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
100Allen Clark
2021Kohlten Bryan
3050Dan Buckey
4029Blaine Salsberry
 
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15029Blaine Salsberry
24821Kohlten Bryan
34683Gary Gibson
44450Dan Buckey
54212Gary Murray
6400Allen Clark
DNS0O8Dave Conrad
 
Compacts
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15027Braden Swaney
248O9Wes Ennis
3468Jeffrey Orr
44457Mike Swaney
54241Tim Frederick
640111Donnie Leggett
 
Heat
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
188Jeffrey Orr
2757Mike Swaney
36111Donnie Leggett
4541Tim Frederick
5427Braden Swaney
 
Stock Compacts
Heat
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1883Gary Gibson
270Allen Clark
3621Kohlten Bryan
4529Blaine Salsberry
5412Gary Murray
 
Compacts
Pursuit
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1527Braden Swaney
248Jeffrey Orr
33O9Wes Ennis
42111Donnie Leggett
 
Stock Compacts
Pursuit
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1583Gary Gibson
240Allen Clark
3321Kohlten Bryan
4229Blaine Salsberry
5150Dan Buckey
 
Top
06/02/2012 Race
Economy Modifieds Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Smart, Randy
2.McCreery, Lee
3.Courtney, Justin
4.Racing, Rosenberry
5.McClintock, Kevin
6.Stewart, Adam
7.Mills, Matthew
8.Hole, Greg
9.Ertle, Tom
10.Dobbins, Dave
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06/02/2012 Race
Pure Stocks Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Aubihl, Bill
2.Oliver, Teddy
3.Shimko, Bill
4.Anders, Josh
5.Bowers, George
6.Linard, Joe
7.Barker, T.J.
8.Passwaters, Jr., Bob
9.Lynn, Tim
10.Martin, Vince
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06/02/2012 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Swaney, Braden
2.Ennis, Wes
3.Orr, Jeffrey
4.Swaney, Mike
5.Frederick, Tim
6.Leggett, Donnie
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06/02/2012 Race
Stock Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Salsberry, Blaine
2.Bryan, Kohlten
3.Gibson, Gary
4.Buckey, Dan
5.Murray, Gary
6.Clark, Allen
7.Conrad, Dave
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06/02/2012 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Swaney, Braden
2.Ennis, Wes
3.Orr, Jeffrey
4.Swaney, Mike
5.Frederick, Tim
6.Leggett, Donnie
More
06/02/2012 Race
Stock Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Salsberry, Blaine
2.Bryan, Kohlten
3.Gibson, Gary
4.Buckey, Dan
5.Murray, Gary
6.Clark, Allen
7.Conrad, Dave
More
06/02/2012 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Swaney, Braden
2.Ennis, Wes
3.Orr, Jeffrey
4.Swaney, Mike
5.Frederick, Tim
6.Leggett, Donnie
More
06/02/2012 Race
Stock Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Salsberry, Blaine
2.Bryan, Kohlten
3.Gibson, Gary
4.Buckey, Dan
5.Murray, Gary
6.Clark, Allen
7.Conrad, Dave
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06/02/2012 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Swaney, Braden
2.Ennis, Wes
3.Orr, Jeffrey
4.Swaney, Mike
5.Frederick, Tim
6.Leggett, Donnie
More
06/02/2012 Race
Stock Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Salsberry, Blaine
2.Bryan, Kohlten
3.Gibson, Gary
4.Buckey, Dan
5.Murray, Gary
6.Clark, Allen
7.Conrad, Dave
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06/02/2012 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Swaney, Braden
2.Ennis, Wes
3.Orr, Jeffrey
4.Swaney, Mike
5.Frederick, Tim
6.Leggett, Donnie
More
06/02/2012 Race
Stock Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Salsberry, Blaine
2.Bryan, Kohlten
3.Gibson, Gary
4.Buckey, Dan
5.Murray, Gary
6.Clark, Allen
7.Conrad, Dave
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