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Shook Wins Convincingly In Midvale Mods
August 25, 2001
Shook Wins Convincingly In Midvale ModsOne week after rain canceled racing for the third time during the 2001 season, drivers, teams, and cars, came out in droves this past Saturday, August 25, at Midvale Speedway. 22 Late Models, 16 Modifieds, 24 Detroit Irons, 27 Pure Stocks, 67 Compacts, and 8 Side-Winder Sprints totaled 164 cars in the pits for a regular night of racing action. However, the night was anything but regular as the action was close, competitive, and exciting.

For the second time this season, the Tolloti Pipe Open Wheel Modifieds had 16 start the 20-lap feature. Rookie Mike Bowers and third year driver, Jim McCune, brought the field down for a green on the original start. However, a spin by Dan Shannon in turn three caused a complete restart. On the second try, McCune jumped out front with Bowers and Mark Enos in tow. The car on the move during the first half of the event was that of Wadsworth, Ohio’s Ernie Shook. Shook, making his second career Modified feature start, stuck his car in the outside lane and by lap 9 was passing Enos for second. At halfway, Shook, who started on the outside of row #4, went to the outside of McCune and took the top spot away. One more caution would slow the event, as on lap #12, Jeff Smith looped his #34 racer off of the fourth turn. This would bunch up the entire field, but it did not matter as on the completion of lap 20, Shook had a half-straightaway lead and his first Modified feature win. The veteran driver in his second week of racing the D.R.S. Services/Goodyear Gemeni #2 was followed by McCune, Mark Striker, Enos, and Glen Jewell. Dusty Woodie, Tim Allensworth, Butch Erickson, Smith, and Bowers completed the top ten. Woodie was top qualifier, while Jewell and McCune won the heats.

In another exciting feature race, the 22-car Smokers Paradise Late Model field went 25-laps. Bear Schwartz and Duane Dunn started on the front row of the event, as the #10 pill was drawn after qualifying. After two failed starts that caused slight damage to several of the racers, the third start had Schwartz lead lap one with Mike Miller taking second. The cars of Dunn and Darrel Dexter slid back in the outside lane, causing Bob Sibila to get boxed in and drop to the latter part of the field. Sibila, however, would not give up as the #83 car used the outside lane to move back into the top five. Also, up front things were beginning to heat up. Miller who ran second for 13 laps, slipped up and allowed Don Harvey, Jr., and Marcus Malcuit to get by. The next caution flew with 14 laps in for top qualifier, Kenny Carroll, who broke in turn two. The top five cars at this point were Schwartz, Harvey, Malcuit, Miller, and Sibila. Feature restarts at the speedway have the top three cars single file, with fourth on back, double file. When the green flew again, Sibila once more used the outside lane to pick up a spot. However, as he moved up into third, the car started to lose power, eventually causing a DNF for the Massillon, Ohio driver. With five to go, Harvey tried to make his run on the outside lane, but Malcuit was able to take second from him. Coming out of the second turn with 23 laps complete, Malcuit and Schwartz made contact and the leader spun. The caution lights came on, Malcuit admitted fault, and Schwartz stayed up front. As the checkered flag was waved, Schwartz’s New Image Homes/Trico Construction #77 crossed the line ahead of Miller, Farmer Smith, Harvey, and Tom Garbrandt. Dunn, Malcuit, Dexter, Gary Hoopingarner, and Tim Sibila completed the top ten. Miller, Garbrandt, and Rob Julian won the heats.

The Tusco Net Detroit Irons again had a large field of cars, as this time, 23 took the green for the 20-lapper. Polesitter, Don Rufener, Jr. took the early lead after having his best qualifying run in a while, earlier in the night. New Cumberland, Ohio driver Todd Miller, who started on the inside of the second row, made the next move for the top spot. On lap 3, he had the lead, and Rufener was in second. With five to go, a yellow for liquid in turn one caused the field to be bunched up, but Miller’s Jake Miller Excavating/Martin Homes #11 was too much for Jimmy Orr, John Tantarelli, Kevin McClintock, and Tim Gowins. In post race inspection, the cars of Orr and McClintock were found to have an incorrect frame height and were disqualified. The top five now has Miller, Tantarelli, Gowins, Joe Linard, and Lee McCreery in it. The rest of the top ten were Dave Jordan, Rufener, Rich Stalnaker, Calvin Collins, and Tim Croft, Jr. Will Walker, Jordan, and Collins won the heats, while Linard was the fast qualifier.

Canton’s John Leasure came into the night with a season best finish of 2nd – five times in the Papa John’s Pure Stocks. However, he left the speedway with his first win of the year, as he was able to pass and hold off J.R. Ridgway, Brian Wood, Jim Shaw, and Mike Martin. Joe Coram, Matt Wallick, Joe Oliver, Bryan Aubihl, and Chester McMasters completed the top ten. Barney Gerber, Anthony Bissett, and Martin won the heats, while Shaw was the fastest qualifier.

In Canton Auto Salvage Compact action, Russell Grandison picked up the fast feature, the second of the season for the Uhrichsville, Ohio driver. Kelly McNutt, Terry Colletti, Billy Stutler, and Josh Grove completed the top five. Bubba Smith, John McNutt, Chuck Elkins, Rick Elkins, Jr., and Lennie Orr finished off the top ten.

In the second feature, New Philadelphia’s Rick Everett, Jr. was the winner. Jason Anthony, Bobby Long, Gary Gibson, and Ron Myers rounded out the top five. And in the third feature event, Robert Nealy won convincingly over Chad Squires, Keith Anthony, Otto Polilli, and Adam Stewart.

Rounding out the night’s program was a very entertaining Figure 8 feature, as some 16 cars competed. Lennie Orr was the winner of the event, with John Wissman, Chad Squires, Vince Martin, and Rich Fox completing the top ten.

This coming Saturday, September 1, drivers will compete for double points and go for the huge Season Championship trophies at Midvale Speedway. On that night, points will be awarded for the last time this season, so the top ten in each division will be determined. Those drivers will be given cash and trophies at the Midvale Speedway 2001 awards banquet. To compete in the season championship features, the driver/car combo must have been in attendance during two weeks of the 2001 season. Also, different from year’s past, races will be lined up by qualifying and not by points. Qualifying will start at 4, while racing will begin at 6:30.

Results For Midvale

Smokers Paradise Late Models
Top Qualifier – Kenny Carroll
Heat #1 – Mike Miller, Don Harvey, Jr., Marcus Malcuit, Farmer Smith, Darrel Dexter
Heat #2 – Tom Garbrandt, Tim Allensworth, Ron Jaberg, Jr., Bear Schwartz, Paul Sibila
Heat #3 – Rob Julian, Larry Page, Bob Eichel, Tim Sibila, Jack McGrath
Feature – Bear Schwartz, Mike Miller, Farmer Smith, Don Harvey, Jr., Tom Garbrandt, Duane Dunn, Marcus Malcuit, Darrel Dexter, Gary Hoopingarner, Tim Sibila, Jack McGrath, Bob Sibila, Kenny Carroll, Rob Julian, Tim Allensworth, Ron Jaberg, Jr., Bob Schneider, Jr., Mike Enos, Larry Page, Bob Eichel

Tolloti Pipe Modifieds
Top Qualifier – Dusty Woodie
Heat #1 – Glen Jewell, Butch Erickson, John White, Mark Striker, Tim Allensworth
Heat #2 – Jim McCune, Mike Bowers, John Wilson, Jeff Smith, Dan Shannon
Feature – Ernie Shook, Jim McCune, Mark Striker, Mark Enos, Glen Jewell, Dusty Woodie, Tim Allensworth, Butch Erickson, Jeff Smith, Mike Bowers, John Wilson, Mike Buchanan, George Bowers, John White, Lawney Vaughn, Dan Shannon

Tusco Net Detroit Irons
Top Qualifier – Joe Linard
Heat #1 – Will Walker, Todd Miller, John Tantarelli, Joe Linard, Tim Gowins
Heat #2 – Dave Jordan, Rich Stalnaker, Tim Skinner, Don Rufener, Jr., Lee McCreery
Heat #3 – Calvin Collins, Dan Selway, Dave McMillen, Paul Murray, Tim Croft, Jr.
Feature – Todd Miller, John Tantarelli, Tim Gowins, Joe Linard, Lee McCreery, Dave Jordan, Don Rufener, Jr., Rich Stalnaker, Calvin Collins, Tim Croft, Jr., Larry Ennis, Joe Sanford, Jr., John Burns, Tim Roudebush, Doug McMillen, Dan Selway, Paul Murray, Waylon Orr, Will Walker, Tim Skinner, Dave McMillen

Papa John’s Pure Stocks
Top Qualifier – Jim Shaw
Heat #1 – Barney Gerber, Jim Shaw, Brian Oliver, Joe Coram, J.R. Ridgway
Heat #2 – Anthony Bissett, Curtis Collins, Matt Wallick, Sonny Arkenburgh, Vic Paul
Heat #3 – Mike Martin, Joe Oliver, Paul Parson, Chester McMasters, John Ferrell
Feature – John Leasure, J.R. Ridgway, Brian Wood, Jim Shaw, Mike Martin, Joe Coram, Matt Wallick, Joe Oliver, Bryan Aubihl, Chester McMasters, Bob Oliver, Paul Parson, John Ferrell, Anthony Bissett, Sonny Arkenburgh, Chunky Radanovich, Teddy Oliver, Curtis Collins, Barney Gerber, Vic Paul, Larry Smith, Scott Spino, Brian Oliver

Canton Auto Salvage Compacts
Top Qualifier – Bubba Smith
Heat #1 – Rick Elkins, Jr., Greg Grove, Chuck Elkins, Billy Stutler, Russell Grandison
Heat #2 – Bryce Scott, Phil Veno, Bill Mercier, Robert Mizer, Ron Myers
Heat #3 – Ray Scott, Jerry Kimble, Rick Everett, Jr., Gary Gibson, Jason Anthony
Heat #4 – Walt Burdette, Larry Riggle, Dan Gray, Keith Anthony, Matt Eggerton
Heat #5 – Otto Polilli, Kirk Whittaker, Jamie Leslie, Gary Murray, Reece Shoup
Feature #1 – Russell Grandison, Kelly McNutt, Terry Colletti, Billy Stutler, Josh Grove, Bubba Smith, John McNutt, Chuck Elkins, Rick Elkins, Jr., Lennie Orr, Jason Shaw, Greg Grove, Rich Fox, Jason Morgan, Jack Grove, Jim Keller, Jr., Blaine Partee, Robert Mizer, Phil Veno, Vince Martin, Bill Coburn, Patrick Wade, Cody Kahler, Bryce Scott
Feature #2 – Rick Everett, Jr., Jason Anthony, Bobby Long, Gary Gibson, Ron Myers, Jimbo Roup, Ray Scott, Jerry Kimble, Matt Eggerton, Justin Courtney, Dan Gray, John Wissman, Walt Burdette, Larry Riggle, Jim Poole, Bobby Hunter, Bill Peckins, Ben Pearch, Bill Mercier
Feature #3 – Robert Nealey, Chad Squires, Keith Anthony, Adam Stewart, Violet McMasters, Jamie Leslie, Gary Murray, William Scott, Kelly Wissman, Jill Harshey, Reece Shoup, Taylor Long, John Baker, Shawn Smarsh, Craig Rudolph, Bob Dressel, Kirk Whittaker

Dale’s Heating & Cooling Figure 8’s
Feature – Lennie Orr, John Wissman, Chad Squires, Vince Martin, Rich Fox

Side-Winder Sprints
Heat – Josh Shannon
Feature – Joe Shannon



Written by: Adam Mackey

Driver Results
Detroit Irons
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120067John Tantarelli
219065Tim Gowins
318082Joe Linard
417031Bill Aubihl
51603Dave Jordan
61507Don Rufener, Jr.
714059Rich Stalnaker
813066Calvin Collins
912039Tim Croft
1011098Larry Ennis
111009Joe Sanford, Jr.
129072John Burns
138088Tim Roudebush
147054Doug McMillen
156048Dan Selway
165020Paul Murray
17406Waylon Orr
183015Will Walker
192023Tim Skinner
201024Dave McMillen
Disqualified038Kevin McClintock
Disqualified011Todd Miller
Disqualified028Jimmy Orr
DNS02Roger Linard
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14015Will Walker
23067John Tantarelli
32082Joe Linard
41065Tim Gowins
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1403Dave Jordan
23059Rich Stalnaker
32023Tim Skinner
4107Don Rufener, Jr.
5031Bill Aubihl
 
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14066Calvin Collins
23048Dan Selway
32024Dave McMillen
41020Paul Murray
5039Tim Croft
 
Late Models
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120077Bear Schwartz
219079Mike Miller
318012Don Harvey, Jr.
417064Tom Garbrandt
516032Duane Dunn
615075Marcus Malcuit
714055Darrel Dexter
813068Gary Hoopingarner
912049Tim Sibila
101104J.C. Ramsey
1110083Bob Sibila
129050Kenny Carroll
138029Rob Julian
147011Tim Allensworth
156021Kenny Stevens
165017Bob Schneider, Jr.
174070Mike Enos
1830O4Ron Dague
192069Bob Eichel
Disqualified07Farmer Smith
DNS044Paul Sibila
DNS063Vic Huff
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14079Mike Miller
23012Don Harvey, Jr.
32075Marcus Malcuit
41055Darrel Dexter
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14064Tom Garbrandt
23011Tim Allensworth
32021Kenny Stevens
41077Bear Schwartz
5044Paul Sibila
 
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14029Rob Julian
230O4Ron Dague
32069Bob Eichel
41049Tim Sibila
504J.C. Ramsey
 
Modifieds
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
12002Ernie Shook
219022Jim McCune
318027Mark Striker
4170OMark Enos
516024Glen Jewell
615044Dusty Woodie
714011Tim Allensworth
813019Butch Erickson
912034Jeff Smith
10110O2Mike Bowers
1110033John Wilson
129088Mike Buchanan
138099George Bowers
147017John White
1560O3Lawney Vaughn
1650K2Dan Shannon
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14024Glen Jewell
23019Butch Erickson
32017John White
41027Mark Striker
5011Tim Allensworth
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14022Jim McCune
230OMark Enos
32033John Wilson
41034Jeff Smith
50K2Dan Shannon
 
Pure Stocks
Feature
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120012John Leasure
219080Adam Ridgway
318054Brian Wood
417088Jim Shaw
51606Mike Martin
615010Joe Coram
714014Matt Wallick
813050Joe Oliver
912069Bryan Aubihl
1011081Chester McMasters
1110019Bob Oliver
129044Paul Parson
138068John Ferrell
147045Anthony Bissett
156015Sonny Arkenburgh
165075D.J. Radanovich
174049Teddy Oliver
183066Curtis Collins
19202TBarney Gerber
201026Vic Paul
21103Larry Smith
221021Scott Spino
231048Brian Oliver
DNS0O7Josh Moss
DNS073Al Street
DNS043Dan Rummes
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1402TBarney Gerber
23088Jim Shaw
32048Brian Oliver
41010Joe Coram
5080Adam Ridgway
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14045Anthony Bissett
23066Curtis Collins
32014Matt Wallick
41015Sonny Arkenburgh
5026Vic Paul
 
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1406Mike Martin
23050Joe Oliver
32044Paul Parson
41081Chester McMasters
5068John Ferrell
 
Compacts
Feature #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
120072Russell Grandison
219036Kelly McNutt
318027Terry Colletti
417084Billy Stutler
51604Willie Grove
615012Bubba Smith
714035John McNutt
813052Chuck Elkins
912053Rick Elkins, Jr.
101108Lennie Orr
111001Jason Shaw
12903Greg Grove
138051Rich Fox
14702Jason Morgan
156093Jack Grove
165019Jim Keller, Jr.
174090Blaine Partee
183021Josh Grove
192085Phil Veno
201013Aaron Fonte
2110188Bill Coburn
221089Greg Mazzoleni
231096Cody Kahler
241025Bryce Scott
 
Feature #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
115087Rick Everett, Jr.
21406Jason Anthony
313077Bobby Long
412083Gary Gibson
511015Ron Myers
61009Jimbo Roup
79091Ray Scott
88055Jerry Kimble
97086Matt Eggerton
1060O3Justin Courtney
115031Dan Gray
1240O1John Wissman
13305Walt Burdette
142018Larry Riggle
151014Jim Poole
161095Bobby Hunter
171038Bill Peckins
1810O5Ben Pearch
191048Bill Mercier
DNS016Rocky DeLuca
 
Feature #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
110029Robert Nealey
29026Chad Squires
380O8Keith Anthony
47043Otto Polilli
56042Allen Andrews
65022Lou Francis
74092Jamie Leslie
83071Gary Murray
920142William Scott
101098Kelly Wissman
11570Jill Harshey
12567Reece Shoup
135177Taylor Long
145114John Baker
15524Shawn Smarsh
16561Craig Rudolph
17574Shawn Musick
18510Kirk Whittaker
DNS030Ben Gibson
DNS032Bruce Gibson
DNS034Brian Oliver
DNS080Earl Stranton
 
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14053Rick Elkins, Jr.
2303Greg Grove
32052Chuck Elkins
41084Billy Stutler
5072Russell Grandison
 
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14025Bryce Scott
23085Phil Veno
32048Bill Mercier
41021Josh Grove
5015Ron Myers
 
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14091Ray Scott
23055Jerry Kimble
32087Rick Everett, Jr.
41083Gary Gibson
506Jason Anthony
 
Heat #4
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1405Walt Burdette
23018Larry Riggle
32031Dan Gray
410O8Keith Anthony
5086Matt Eggerton
 
Heat #5
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
14043Otto Polilli
23010Kirk Whittaker
32092Jamie Leslie
41071Gary Murray
5067Reece Shoup
 
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08/25/2001 Race
Detroit Irons Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Tantarelli, John
2.Gowins, Tim
3.Linard, Joe
4.Aubihl, Bill
5.Jordan, Dave
6.Rufener, Jr., Don
7.Stalnaker, Rich
8.Collins, Calvin
9.Croft, Tim
10.Ennis, Larry
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08/25/2001 Race
Late Models Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Schwartz, Bear
2.Miller, Mike
3.Harvey, Jr., Don
4.Garbrandt, Tom
5.Dunn, Duane
6.Malcuit, Marcus
7.Dexter, Darrel
8.Hoopingarner, Gary
9.Sibila, Tim
10.Ramsey, J.C.
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08/25/2001 Race
Modifieds Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Shook, Ernie
2.McCune, Jim
3.Striker, Mark
4.Enos, Mark
5.Jewell, Glen
6.Woodie, Dusty
7.Allensworth, Tim
8.Erickson, Butch
9.Smith, Jeff
10.Bowers, Mike
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08/25/2001 Race
Pure Stocks Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Leasure, John
2.Ridgway, Adam
3.Wood, Brian
4.Shaw, Jim
5.Martin, Mike
6.Coram, Joe
7.Wallick, Matt
8.Oliver, Joe
9.Aubihl, Bryan
10.McMasters, Chester
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08/25/2001 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Grandison, Russell
2.McNutt, Kelly
3.Colletti, Terry
4.Stutler, Billy
5.Grove, Willie
6.Smith, Bubba
7.McNutt, John
8.Elkins, Chuck
9.Elkins, Jr., Rick
10.Orr, Lennie
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