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Linard Takes Fourth Win In Detroit Iron Class
July 14, 2001
Linard Takes Fourth Win In Detroit Iron ClassA large crowd was on hand to see all five regular divisions, comprised of 130 cars, and get autographs from their favorite drivers in a special intermission, this past Saturday, July 14, at Midvale Speedway.

The most exciting feature of the night was the Tusco Net Detroit Iron feature event. In the 20-lapper, Waylon Orr and Will Walker made up row #1. Through the first ten laps, the top ten cars ran double file, as neither Orr nor Walker could put a strangle hold on the top spot. However, on lap 10, second place changed hands, when Bill Aubihl moved underneath Walker. Aubihl, who led the point standings for a few weeks, then moved to the outside lane to try and get around Orr. One lap later, Aubihl’s good run would come to an end, as he pulled to the pits with mechanical problems. Coming in on lap 12, it was a son-father combo going for the lead – Waylon Orr (son) on the inside and Jimmy Orr (father) on the outside. The father had the advantage in this battle as he took over the lead spot. Top Qualifier, Joe Linard, moved into second with five to go and ran down the leader a short time later. As the duo came down with two to go, Linard took the lead from Orr as they passed a lapped car. For Linard, this was his fourth win of the year in the Uncle Primo’s/Russ Moore and Sons Concrete #82. Following the point’s leader across the stripe at the end of the caution free race were J. Orr, Doug McMillen, W. Orr, and Will Walker. Kevin McClintock, Roger Butler, Don Rufener, Jr., Todd Miller, and Gabe Pringle rounded out the top ten in the 24-car field. Aubihl, Ron Lute, and Paul Murray won the heats, while Bill Bitticker, who was celebrating his 72nd birthday won the last chance race.

17 cars were on hand to run the 25-lap Smokers Paradise Late Model feature. Tom Garbrandt, once again filling in for Darrel Dexter, led lap one, via his outside row starting spot. However, polesitter, Tim Sibila came back to lead lap two in a side-by-side battle. Meanwhile, point’s leader, Mike Miller, was on the move, as he took third on lap three, and three laps later, bolted into the lead, by passing Sibila. With ten laps in, the first caution flew, as the night’s second fastest qualifier, A.P. Ren broke going into turn three. Ren was filling in for Bear Schwartz in the #77 car. Two laps after they went back to green flag racing, second place runner, Sibila, spun on his own, aborting another strong run. With less than ten to go, the car on the move was that of, top qualifier, Marcus Malcuit as he was strong in the outside lane. As he was working around the #12 of Don Harvey, Jr., the two touched, causing Malcuit to scrape the wall on the backstretch. By this time, Miller was out to a sizable lead and on his way to win #5 on the season. Farmer Smith eventually worked his way to second to follow the Allied Auto/A-1 Auto & Spring car across the line with a runner-up finish. Harvey, Bob Sibila, and Malcuit completed the top five. Finishing in positions six through ten were Garbrandt, Kenny Carroll, Gary Hoopingarner, Tom Newman, Jr., and Duane Dunn. The heat races were won by Garbrandt and Kenny Stevens.

In the Tolloti Pipe Modified division, Butch Erickson passed polesitter, Mike Buchanan, for the early lead. Shortly after, Buchanan lost second and third to John Wilson and Glen Jewell. On lap 2, point’s leader, Dusty Woodie slid into the infield, but did not bring out a caution, and got back up to speed. On lap 5, Jewell got around Wilson for second and 1/2 lap later took first from Erickson as the leader slipped up in turn two. With five laps to go in the 20-lapper, Jewell was on his way to a, division leading, sixth win, but racing back in the pack was getting exciting as Woodie was working his way back up front, as he took third from Wilson. Coming down for the checkered flag, Woodie dove underneath the second place car of Erickson, the two touched, and Woodie spun to the infield, giving second to Erickson. Following the Texas Roadhouse/Hydraulic Parts Store car of Jewell and the second place car of Erickson across the stripe were Wilson, Jeff Smith, and Mark Enos. Ronnie Souders, Dusty Woodie, Jim McCune, Mike Bowers, and Mike Buchanan rounded out the top ten in another race that went flag-to-flag. Jewell also won the heat.

Brian Wood and Joe Oliver brought the 22 Papa John’s Pure Stocks down for the green, with Wood eventually leading lap one. Wood, looking for his first win, held on until Jimmy Orr took over after a lap 4 restart. Orr, driving the Bryan Aubihl prepared machine, had just finished second in the Detroit Iron feature, and was now looking for a win in the Pure Stock class. Earlier in the night, Orr set fast time and also broke the track record by nearly three-tenths. As the field crossed the line, Orr had the win, but in post race inspection, a non-stock engine component was found, disqualifying him and giving the win to Brian Wood. Following the Wood Electric/J.D. Byrider #54 in the official rundown were Barney Gerber, Anthony Bissett, Mike Martin, and Joe Oliver. Completing the top ten were Paul Parson, Chester McMasters, Curtis Collins, Jim Shaw, and Jeff Smith. Gerber, McMasters, and Joe Coram won the heat races.NOTE: The pistons, on the car that Jimmy Orr drove, orginally thought to be illegal, after further studies, were found to be legal. Thus, the track record stands and so does his win.

Josh Grove jumped into the early lead in the Canton Auto Salvage Compact feature, and never looked back, as he picked up the win in the J.D. Byrider/Dave’s Auto Body #4. Jim Jaberg came home in second, while Lennie Orr, Chuck Elkins, and John McNutt rounded out the top five. Finishing sixth through tenth were Terry Colletti, Jason Shaw, Rick Elkins, Jr., Greg Mazzoleni, and Rocky DeLuca.

In the second Compact feature, Billy Stutler went home the winner in his T&J Trucking/The Diner sponsored #84. Cody Kahler, Jim Keller, Jr., Brian Oliver, and Jerry Kimble rounded out the top five.

Gary Burdette won his first feature in the final Compact main event. Following the Route 39 Auto Salvage #04 were Tom Craw, Dale Beatty, Bruce Gibson, and Gary Murray.

This coming Saturday, July 21, the Midwest Super Modified Association will make their only visit of the year. The winged supers turn times in the 12-second bracket around the 3/10-mile oval. Last year’s winner was Doug Saunier of Navarre, Ohio. Also racing on this night will be the Late Models, Modifieds, Detroit Irons, Pure Stocks, and Compacts. Qualifying will begin at 4, while racing will start at 6:30.

Results For Midvale

Smokers Paradise Late Models
Top Qualifier – Marcus Malcuit
Heat #1 – Tom Garbrandt, Farmer Smith, Mike Miller, Marcus Malcuit, Kenny Carroll,br> Heat #2 – Kenny Stevens, Duane Dunn, Bob Eichel, Tim Sibila, John Tantarelli, Jr.
Feature – Mike Miller, Farmer Smith, Don Harvey, Jr., Bob Sibila, Marcus Malcuit, Tom Garbrandt, Kenny Carroll, Gary Hoopingarner, Tom Newman, Jr., Duane Dunn, John Tantarelli, Jr., Tim Sibila, Kenny Stevens, Bob Schneider, Jr., J.C. Ramsey, Bob Eichel, A.P. Ren

Tolloti Pipe Modifieds
Top Qualifier – Mark Enos
Heat – Glen Jewell, Butch Erickson, Dusty Woodie, John Wilson, Jeff Smith
Feature – Glen Jewell, Butch Erickson, John Wilson, Jeff Smith, Mark Enos, Ronnie Souders, Dusty Woodie, Jim McCune, Mike Bowers, Mike Buchanan

Tusco Net Detroit Irons
Top Qualifier – Joe Linard
Heat #1 – Bill Aubihl, Roger Butler, Jimmy Orr, Todd Miller, Doug McMillen
Heat #2 – Ron Lute, Gabe Pringle, Don Rufener, Jr., Tim Roudebush, Will Walker
Heat #3 – Paul Murray, Bill Bitticker, Calvin Collins, Tammy Randolph, Mike Royer
Last Chance – Bill Bitticker, Tammy Randolph, Paul Murray, Mike Royer, Calvin Collins, Larry Ennis, Joe Sanford, Jr., Tim Skinner
Feature – Joe Linard, Jimmy Orr, Doug McMillen, Waylon Orr, Will Walker, Kevin McClintock, Roger Buter, Don Rufener, Jr., Todd Miller, Gabe Pringle, Dave Jordan, Bill Bitticker, Rich Stalnaker, Ron Lute, Dave McMillen, Tim Roudebush, Paul Murray, Calvin Collins, Mike Royer, Tammy Randolph, Joe Sanford, Jr., Larry Ennis, Bill Aubihl, Roger Linard

Papa John’s Pure Stocks
Top Qualifier – Barney Gerber
Heat #1 – Barney Gerber, Teddy Oliver, Mike Martin, Paul Parson
Heat #2 – Chester McMasters, Anthony Bissett, Curtis Collins, Brian Wood, Al Street
Heat #3 – Joe Coram, Jeff Smith, Vic Paul, Scott Ollis, Tammy Rufener
Feature – Brian Wood, Barney Gerber, Anthony Bissett, Mike Martin, Joe Oliver, Paul Parson, Chester McMasters, Curtis Collins, Jim Shaw, Jeff Smith, Larry Smith, Vic Paul, Scott Ollis, Tammy Rufener, Dan Mick, Bob Oliver, Al Street, George Scott, Teddy Oliver, Joe Coram, John Leasure

Canton Auto Salvage Compacts
Top Qualifier – Chuck Elkins
Heat #1 – Josh Grove, Greg Mazzoleni, Jason Morgan, John McNutt, Rick Elkins, Jr.
Heat #2 – Billy Stutler, Jimbo Roup, Rocky DeLuca, Jim Keller, Jr., Rich Fox
Heat #3 – Jim Poole, Otto Polilli, Willie Grove, Jason Anthony, Buzz Bender
Heat #4 – Gary Burdette, Dale Beatty, Ben Gibson, Gary Gibson, Bobby Hunter
Heat #5 – Bill Peckins, Larry Riggle, Tom Craw, Valerie Schwartz, Adam Cunningham
Feature #1 – Josh Grove, Jim Jaberg, Lennie Orr, Chuck Elkins, John McNutt, Terry Colletti, Jason Shaw, Rick Elkins, Jr., Greg Mazzoleni, Rocky DeLuca, Jimbo Roup, Rich Fox, Chad Squires, Ron Myers, Robert Mizer, Russell Grandison, Greg Grove, Jason Morgan, Bubba Smith
Feature #2 – Billy Stutler, Cody Kahler, Jim Keller, Jr., Brian Oliver, Jerry Kimble, Justin Courtney, Ray Scott, Willie Grove, Jason Anthony, Jill Harshey, Ben Pearch, Jim Poole, Phil Veno, Kelly Wissman, Ben Gibson, Buzz Bender, Otto Polilli
Feature #3 – Gary Burdette, Tom Craw, Dale Beatty, Bruce Gibson, Gary Murray, Larry Riggle, Bill Peckins, Gary Gibson, Kevin Rennicker, Adam Cunningham, Valerie Schwartz, Lou Francis, Mike Seese, Bobby Hunter

Written by: Adam Mackey

Driver Results
Detroit Irons
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120082Joe Linard
219028Jimmy Orr
318054Doug McMillen
41706Waylon Orr
516015Will Walker
615038Kevin McClintock
7140OORoger Butler
81307Don Rufener, Jr.
912011Todd Miller
101108Gabe Pringle
111003Dave Jordan
129072John Burns
138059Rich Stalnaker
147022Ron Lute
156024Dave McMillen
165088Tim Roudebush
174020Paul Murray
183066Calvin Collins
192047Mike Royer
201099Tammy Randolph
21109Joe Sanford, Jr.
221098Larry Ennis
231031Bill Aubihl
24102Roger Linard
DNS029Dan Gasser
DNS065Tim Gowins
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14031Bill Aubihl
230OORoger Butler
32028Jimmy Orr
41011Todd Miller
5054Doug McMillen
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14022Ron Lute
2308Gabe Pringle
3207Don Rufener, Jr.
41088Tim Roudebush
5015Will Walker
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14020Paul Murray
23072John Burns
32066Calvin Collins
41099Tammy Randolph
5047Mike Royer
Last Chance
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1072John Burns
2099Tammy Randolph
3020Paul Murray
4047Mike Royer
5066Calvin Collins
6098Larry Ennis
709Joe Sanford, Jr.
8023Tim Skinner
Late Models
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120079Mike Miller
21907Farmer Smith
318012Don Harvey, Jr.
417083Bob Sibila
516075Marcus Malcuit
615055Darrel Dexter
714050Kenny Carroll
813068Gary Hoopingarner
912010Tom Newman, Jr.
1011032Duane Dunn
11100O4Ron Dague
129049Tim Sibila
138021Kenny Stevens
147017Bob Schneider, Jr.
15604J.C. Ramsey
165069Bob Eichel
174077Bear Schwartz
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14055Darrel Dexter
2307Farmer Smith
32079Mike Miller
41075Marcus Malcuit
5050Kenny Carroll
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14021Kenny Stevens
23032Duane Dunn
32069Bob Eichel
41049Tim Sibila
50O4Ron Dague
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120024Glen Jewell
219019Butch Erickson
318033John Wilson
417034Jeff Smith
5160OMark Enos
615075Ronnie Souders
714044Dusty Woodie
813022Jim McCune
9120O2Mike Bowers
1011088Mike Buchanan
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14024Glen Jewell
23019Butch Erickson
32044Dusty Woodie
41033John Wilson
5034Jeff Smith
Pure Stocks
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120069Bryan Aubihl
219054Brian Wood
31802TBarney Gerber
417045Anthony Bissett
51606Mike Martin
615050Joe Oliver
714044Paul Parson
813081Chester McMasters
912066Curtis Collins
1011088Jim Shaw
1110075D.J. Radanovich
12903Larry Smith
138026Vic Paul
1470O1Scott Ollis
15607Tammy Rufener
165028Dan Mick
174019Bob Oliver
183073Al Street
192039George Scott
201049Teddy Oliver
211010Joe Coram
221012John Leasure
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1402TBarney Gerber
23049Teddy Oliver
3206Mike Martin
41069Bryan Aubihl
5044Paul Parson
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14081Chester McMasters
23045Anthony Bissett
32066Curtis Collins
41054Brian Wood
5073Al Street
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14010Joe Coram
23075D.J. Radanovich
32026Vic Paul
410O1Scott Ollis
507Tammy Rufener
Feature #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
12004Willie Grove
2190OOJim Jaberg
31808Lennie Orr
417052Chuck Elkins
516035John McNutt
615027Terry Colletti
71401Jason Shaw
813053Rick Elkins, Jr.
912089Greg Mazzoleni
1011016Rocky DeLuca
111009Jimbo Roup
129051Rich Fox
138026Chad Squires
147015Ron Myers
156050Robert Mizer
165072Russell Grandison
174021Josh Grove
18302Jason Morgan
192012Bubba Smith
Feature #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
115084Billy Stutler
214096Cody Kahler
313019Jim Keller, Jr.
412034Brian Oliver
511055Jerry Kimble
6100O3Justin Courtney
79091Ray Scott
88093Jack Grove
9706Jason Anthony
106070Jill Harshey
1150O5Ben Pearch
124014Jim Poole
133085Phil Veno
142098Kelly Wissman
151030Ben Gibson
1610O9Buzz Bender
171043Otto Polilli
Feature #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1100O4Gary Burdette
29041Larry Bennington
38097Dale Beatty
47032Bruce Gibson
56071Gary Murray
65018Larry Riggle
74038Bill Peckins
83083Gary Gibson
92075Kevin Rennicker
101062Adam Cunningham
11574Shawn Musick
12522Lou Francis
13560Mike Seese
14595Bobby Hunter
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1404Willie Grove
23089Greg Mazzoleni
3202Jason Morgan
41035John McNutt
5053Rick Elkins, Jr.
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14084Billy Stutler
2309Jimbo Roup
32016Rocky DeLuca
41019Jim Keller, Jr.
5051Rich Fox
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14014Jim Poole
23043Otto Polilli
32093Jack Grove
4106Jason Anthony
50O9Buzz Bender
Heat #4
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
140O4Gary Burdette
23097Dale Beatty
32030Ben Gibson
41083Gary Gibson
5095Bobby Hunter
Heat #5
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14038Bill Peckins
23018Larry Riggle
32041Larry Bennington
41074Shawn Musick
5062Adam Cunningham
07/14/2001 Race
Detroit Irons Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Linard, Joe
2.Orr, Jimmy
3.McMillen, Doug
4.Orr, Waylon
5.Walker, Will
6.McClintock, Kevin
7.Butler, Roger
8.Rufener, Jr., Don
9.Miller, Todd
10.Pringle, Gabe
07/14/2001 Race
Late Models Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Miller, Mike
2.Smith, Farmer
3.Harvey, Jr., Don
4.Sibila, Bob
5.Malcuit, Marcus
6.Dexter, Darrel
7.Carroll, Kenny
8.Hoopingarner, Gary
9.Newman, Jr., Tom
10.Dunn, Duane
07/14/2001 Race
Modifieds Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Jewell, Glen
2.Erickson, Butch
3.Wilson, John
4.Smith, Jeff
5.Enos, Mark
6.Souders, Ronnie
7.Woodie, Dusty
8.McCune, Jim
9.Bowers, Mike
10.Buchanan, Mike
07/14/2001 Race
Pure Stocks Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Aubihl, Bryan
2.Wood, Brian
3.Gerber, Barney
4.Bissett, Anthony
5.Martin, Mike
6.Oliver, Joe
7.Parson, Paul
8.McMasters, Chester
9.Collins, Curtis
10.Shaw, Jim
07/14/2001 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Grove, Willie
2.Jaberg, Jim
3.Orr, Lennie
4.Elkins, Chuck
5.McNutt, John
6.Colletti, Terry
7.Shaw, Jason
8.Elkins, Jr., Rick
9.Mazzoleni, Greg
10.DeLuca, Rocky