Midvale Speedway
Midvale Speedway... Thunder In The Valley 2019...
Saturday, May 30th
Ohio's Fun Place to Race!!
2020 Race Season
Beautiful Evening for Racing
May 18, 2019
Beautiful Evening for RacingWhat an incredibly beautiful Saturday evening. Sixty-five cars and trucks made the pull to "Thunder in the Valley" and it was about 75 degrees and sunny at race time for Ag-Pro Night.

First feature of the evening was the Buckey Mowing Street Stocks going 20 laps. #22 of Kylee Wood and #55 of Robbie Kordiac set up the front row. Wood would pull to the advantage off turn two. #3 of Kyle Grove made to the inside of Kordiac for second. First and only Caution came out on lap 1 as #75 of Bob Passwaters Sr spun on his own in turn four. Restart set up with Wood and Grove. Grove would get a good start on the outside and pull away. Dennis Wood in the #88 and Lucas Ripley filling in for John Tantarelli in the #67 were on the move to the front. Gabe Pringle #7,Colt Locker #118 and K.Wood would put on a good show for the fifth position. Lap 14, seen K.Wood spin off turn four but she keep it going. Ripley and D.Wood would try get around Kordiac who was sitting second. When the Checkered flag waved, the El Pueblito Mexican Cuisine, Affordable Towing #3 of Kyle Grove packed into Naak Tuning Victory Lane. Following was Kordiac, Ripley, D.Wood, and Locker.
Top Qualifier- #88 D.Woods
Heat #1- Grove, Pringle, D.Woods, Ripley, Locker
Heat #2- Kordiac, K.Woods, Passwaters Jr, Passwaters Sr, Wiggins II
Feature- Grove, Kordiac, Ripley, D.Woods, Locker, Pringle, Wiggins II, K.Woods, Passwaters Sr, Passwaters Jr

Second feature was the VanMeters Auto Repair Modified. #24 of Nick Grubbs and #99 of Derek Grewell set up the front row for the 25 lap feature. Green Waved and Grubbs went to the lead. Mike Stone in the #331 moved to the inside for second. Lucas Ripley in the #0 and #54 of Doug McMillen were on the move to get third and fourth. Kevin McClintock in the #38 was moving though the field taking one at a time. Grubbs would continue to lead as Stone was all over the back bumper. Stone would get to the inside off turn two to take the race lead. Ripley, McMillen, and McClintock would follow behind Stone as he took the lead. Ripley would look inside and outside of Stone for the top spot. Lap 12, yellow waved as Grewell spun on his own in turn two. Stone and Ripley set up for the restart. Ripley would jump to the lead off turn two. McClintock would move to second. Brandon Bailey in the #55 was just in the top 5. Ripley started to pull away but McClintock would try to close in. McMillen and Stone would battle for third. Caution waved on lap 22, as #69 of Don Rufner III spun in turn 2. Ripley and McClintock set up for a restart. Ripley would get it as McClintock dropped to the bottom. Caution waved again on lap 23, as #87 of Zack Leasure spun on his own in turn 4. Ripley and McClintock on the final restart. Ripley would get a good start as McClintock tried to close in. When the checkered flag waved, The LTR Industries, J&M Mentoring sponsored #0 of Lucas Ripley found Naak Tuning victory lane. Following was McClintock, Bailey, Page, and McMillen.
Results of the VanMeter’s Auto Repair Modifieds:
Top Qualifer- #55 Brandon Bailey
Heat 1- Stone, Page, McMillen, Ripley, Sibila
Heat 2- Cox, Grewell, Gasser, Grubbs, J,Devore
Feature- Ripley, McClintock, Bailey, Page, McMillen, Stone, Cox,Harding, Grewell, Grubbs, Rufner III, Leasure, J.Devore, Sibila, B.Devore II

Snap-On Tools by Doug Poole Mini Trucks were next to hit the track. Tim Scott in the #4 and Barney Gerber in the #2 set the front row. Green waved as Scott and Gerber would go into turn one. Side by side down the back straightaway. After one lap, it was two by two. No one was pulling away. Gerber would get challenged but Scott Lindell in the #19 and Eddie McLean in the #443. Scott would final pull away as Gerber dropped to the bottom. Lindell and McLean went to the high side. Lindell would start to challenged Scott for the race lead. Side by side for first. Lindell looked to the inside on lap 8 as going into turn 1, Scott came down. Caution waved as Scott came down on Lindell in turn 1. Lindell and McLean would bring the field to green. Lindell would battle with McLean for the final two laps. Checkered flag waved, the R’s First Motor Sales, RC lawn Care #19 of Scott Lindell picked up his first career feature win! Following was McLean, Gerber, Scott, and Squires.
Results of the Snap-On Tools by Doug Poole Mini Trucks
Top Qualifier- #443 Eddie McLean
Heat-T.Scott, McLean, Gerber, Lindell, Squires
Feature- Lindell, McLean, Gerber, Scott, Squires

McIntosh Oil Company Late Models were the next feature. #07 of Mark Enos and #25 of Chris Grubbs set the pace for the 30 lap feature. Grubbs would pull to the early lead down the back straightaway but was short lived as caution waved for the #69R of Todd Ripley spinning in turn 4. Grubbs and Enos would give it another try. Enos would get the advantage on the inside of turn two. Bob Schnieder Jr in the #17 would follow in suit. Albert Francis #33 and Brandon Short #18 battled from the back. Schnieder, would look to the outside into turn one. Off turn two, Schnieder would start to check out. Tony Urdiales #88 would start to run for third around Enos. Francis and Short touched down the back straightaway. Short had to back out of it. Schneider was in his own zip code setting a good pace out front. Short and Urdiales would go around Enos for the second spot. Short would look hit a couple times on Urdiales. Couple laps later, Short would make the pass off turn two. Short began closing in on Schneider. Schneider had to good lead. On lap 20, Short would look to the outside. Schneider would continue to battle on the inside. Short would clear on lap 22. Schneider wasn’t giving up and stayed right with short. When the checkered waved on lap 30. The Direct Detail, Amsdell Companies sponsored #18 of Brandon Short found victory lane for the second week in a row. Following was Schenider Jr, Urdiales, Enos, and Grubbs
McIntosh Oil Co. Late Model Results:
Top Qualifier- #18 Brandon Short
Heat 1- Schneider, Urdiales, Short, Francis
Heat 2- Ripley, Eichel, Grubbs, Enos
Feature- Short, Schneider Jr, Urdiales, Enos, Grubbs, Eichel, Francis, Ripley

The last two features, put on a great show! Next to last feature was the 1st of 2, compact features. Allen Clark #0 and Dan Buckey #69 brought the field to green. Clark and Buckey would stay side by side out front. #15 of Kyle Finlayson wasn’t afraid to stick it in the third groove. As Clark and Buckey battled. Don Rufner III battles with #22 Kyle Rector and Finlayson. Jeffery Orr in the #8 started to inch his way to the top 5. Orr and Finlayson made a little contact on turn four but both were able to save it. Only cauction waved on lap 8 as Buckey comes to a stop in turn 1. Clark and Rufner III would bring field to green. Clark would keep it on the bottom and Rufner on the high side. Brandon France #38 and Carl Phillips in the #23 were making there way into the top 5. Rufner would get the lead but a lap later Finlayson was battling to the outside. Finlayson would clear Rufner down the back straightaway. Checkered waved and picking up the win was the Finlayson Towing, Shutterbug Photography #15 of Kyle Finlayson. Following was Rufner III, France, Clark, and Phillips.
Last feature, was the 2nd compact feature. Jeremy Sallinger #52 and Laney Striejewske #17 set the front row. Laney would pull out front and lead the first couple circuits. Toby Cook #41 and #53 Curtis Finlayson was on the move. Savannah #7 and Ryan Alm 6R would follow the duo to the front. Gavin Roup #9 and #4E of Tyler Ecichel would try to put their name into the mix. Six car battle at the front of the field. Lap 11, Ryan Alm spun his sister Savannah Alm in turn one. Cook and S.Alm would set the front row. Finlayson would try and battle for second and he made some contact off turn four. When the checkered waved, the East of Chicgo, Canton Auto Salvage #41 of Toby Cook found victory lane for the second week in a row. Following was S.Alm, Finlayson, Roup, and Striejewske.
Finlayson Towing Compact Results:
Top Qualifer: #15 Kyle Finlayson
Heat 1- Beall, Orr, France, Rector, Peebles
Heat 2- Stuber, S. Alm, Buckey, R.Alm, Cook
Heat 3-Roup, Striejewske, Eichel, E.Brokaw, A.Brokaw
Feature 1- Finlayson, Rufener III, France, Clark, Phillips, Stuber, Orr, Peebles, Beall, Buckey, Rector, Koop, Rennicker
Feature 2- Cook, S.Alm, C.Finlasyon, Roup, Striejewske, Eichel, R.Alm, Sallinger, E.Brokaw, A.Brokaw, Pastor

Written by: Matthew Helms

Driver Results
Late Models
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15018Brandon Short
24517Bob Schneider Jr
34388Tony Urdiales
44107Burcher Racing
53925Chris Grubbs
63769Bob Eichel
73533Albert Francis
83369RAnimal Racing
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
11017Bob Schneider Jr
2888Tony Urdiales
3718Brandon Short
4633Albert Francis
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1669RAnimal Racing
2469Bob Eichel
3325Chris Grubbs
4207Burcher Racing
Economy Modifieds
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1500Lucas Ripley
24538Kevin McClintock
34355Brandon Bailey
44167Bob Page
53954Doug McMillen
637331Michael Stone
73509Phillip Cox
83365Dan Harding
93199Derek Grewell
102924Nick Grubbs
112769Don Rufener III
122587Zack Leasure
13234Jerry Devore
142102Rick Sibila
151975Bobby Devore II
161729Dan Gasser
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
110331Michael Stone
2867Bob Page
3754Doug McMillen
460Lucas Ripley
5502Rick Sibila
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1609Phillip Cox
2499Derek Grewell
3329Dan Gasser
4224Nick Grubbs
514Jerry Devore
Street Stocks
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1508Kyle Grove
24555Robbie Kordiac
34367Lucas Ripley
44188Dennis Wood
539118Colt Locker
6377Gabe Pringle
73548Will Wiggins II
83322Kylee Wood
93175Bob Passwaters Sr
102974Bob Passwaters Jr
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1108Kyle Grove
287Gabe Pringle
3788Dennis Wood
4667Lucas Ripley
55118Colt Locker
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1655Robbie Kordiac
2422Kylee Wood
3374Bob Passwaters Jr
4275Bob Passwaters Sr
5148Will Wiggins II
Mini Truck
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15019Scott Lindell
245443Eddie McLean
3432Barney Gerber
4414Tim Scott
53926Chad Squires
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1104Tim Scott
28443Eddie McLean
372Barney Gerber
4619Scott Lindell
5526Chad Squires
Feature #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
15015Kyle Finlayson
2454Don Rufner III
34338Brandon France
4410Alan Clark
53923Karl Phillips
63744Mike Stuber
7358Jeffrey Orr
83378PJosh Peebles
93186Josh Beall
102969Dan Buckey
112722Kyle Rector
122519Eugene Kopp
1323175Justin Renicker
Feature #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
13341Toby Cook
2307SSavanna Alm
32853Curtis Finlayson
4269Gavin Roup
52417Laney Striejewske
6224ETyler Eichel
7206RRyan Alm
81852Jeremy Sallinger
91679Eric Brokaw
101444Andrea Brokaw
111213Larry Pastor
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
11086Josh Beall
288Jeffrey Orr
3738Brandon France
4622Kyle Rector
5578PJosh Peebles
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1644Mike Stuber
247SSavanna Alm
3369Dan Buckey
426RRyan Alm
5141Toby Cook
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
169Gavin Roup
2417Laney Striejewske
334ETyler Eichel
4279Eric Brokaw
5144Andrea Brokaw
05/18/2019 Race
Late Models Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Short, Brandon
2.Schneider Jr, Bob
3.Urdiales, Tony
4.Racing, Burcher
5.Grubbs, Chris
6.Eichel, Bob
7.Francis, Albert
8.Racing, Animal
05/18/2019 Race
Economy Modifieds Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Ripley, Lucas
2.McClintock, Kevin
3.Bailey, Brandon
4.Page, Bob
5.McMillen, Doug
6.Stone, Michael
7.Cox, Phillip
8.Harding, Dan
9.Grewell, Derek
10.Grubbs, Nick
05/18/2019 Race
Street Stocks Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Kordiac, Robbie
2.Ripley, Lucas
3.Wood, Dennis
4.Locker, Colt
5.Pringle, Gabe
6.Wiggins II, Will
7.Wood, Kylee
8.Passwaters Sr, Bob
9.Passwaters Jr, Bob
05/18/2019 Race
Mini Truck Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Lindell, Scott
2.McLean, Eddie
3.Gerber, Barney
4.Scott, Tim
5.Squires, Chad
05/18/2019 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Finlayson, Kyle
2.Rufner III, Don
3.France, Brandon
4.Clark, Alan
5.Phillips, Karl
6.Stuber, Mike
7.Orr, Jeffrey
8.Peebles, Josh
9.Beall, Josh
10.Buckey, Dan