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Late Model Main To Sibila - Paul That Is
September 8, 2001
Late Model Main To Sibila - Paul That IsDespite determining the season and track champions on September 1, 130 drivers still showed up to run this past Saturday at Midvale Speedway. The final regular night for all five divisions was held, as the night’s sponsor was Goodyear Racing Tires.

In the 25-lap Smokers Paradise Late Model feature, Paul Sibila and Mike Enos started on the front row. When the green flew, Sibila had the better run, as Enos checked up. Season champion, Tom Garbrandt started behind Enos and also checked up, but Tim Sibila did not. He got into the rear of Garbrandt, sent him sideways and into the low groove, where Duane Dunn was racing. Garbrandt and Dunn collided, veered right, and hit the turn one wall simultaneously head on. Garbrandt and Dunn, last week’s first and second place finishers, were done for the night with severe damage. On the second tried start, P. Sibila again took the lead. Paul Miller, Jr., making his third feature start this season, dropped into second. With 2 laps in, Miller got into the back of P. Sibila in turn three, sending him spinning. Miller admitted fault for the caution, and P. Sibila got his spot back. By lap 5, track champion, Mike Miller had moved into second and was pressuring P. Sibila on the inside lane. By lap 11, M. Miller had drawn totally side-by-side during the slow process of trying to pass the leader. Lap after lap, the two cars ran neck-and-neck, but after going caution free for the final 23 laps – 18 of those with a challenge for the lead, Paul Sibila came out victorious over Mike Miller. Sibila picked up his first feature win in many years in the Sibila Race Engineering/Sling One Fishing Team #44. Following him in the top five were M. Miller, Bob Sibila, Bear Schwartz, and Gary Hoopingarner. Kenny Stevens, T. Sibila, P. Miller, Kenny Cantrell, and Darrel Dexter completed the top ten. Garbrandt and Stevens won the heats, while B. Sibila was the top qualifier.

In the Tolloti Pipe Modified 20-lap main event, Mark Enos jumped in front of Mike Bowers on the start to take the early lead. Butch Erickson moved into second by the completion of the lap 2, and began to pressure the leader. With 8 laps in, top qualifier, season champion, and point’s champion, Dusty Woodie, went to the outside of Erickson for second. As the two cars went through turn three, they touched, sending Woodie spinning. Neither driver admitted fault for the caution flag, and both were sent to the rear. During the yellow flag period, some extra-curricular activity was taking place between the two drivers. The cars were stopped on the front straightaway, and the track flagman Bernie Booth sent them pitside. Both drivers were talked to in the pits, and were allowed back onto the speedway, keeping in mind that if anything else took place, they would be black flagged. By the 1/2 way mark, Woodie was coming through the field like a rocketship. With around 5 to go, Woodie worked his Coshocton Trucking/Roma’s Gift Gallery #44 around the outside of Enos for the lead, and eventually his a win for the second week in a row. Jeff Walker got around Enos for second, while Erickson and John White finished out the top five. John Wilson, M. Bowers, George Bowers, Mark Striker, and Jeff Smith completed the top ten. M. Bowers won the heat.

Don Rufener, Jr. and Mike Mazzagatti led 24 Tusco Net Detroit Irons, for the start of the 20-lap affair. In turn three, of the first lap, Mazzagatti looped his car, collecting Tim Gowins. Both were done for the night. On the second tried start, Rufener again jumped out front, and would lead until lap 5, when John Tantarelli took over. Tantarelli, who had won two of the three features he was in this season, was looking for his third win in four races, but would have his hands full, as Roger Linard moved into second. By lap 7, Linard was using the outside lane, trying to get around Tantarelli, but by the end, Tantarelli was too much. Following the Ember Home Care/Action Extreme Sports #67 were Linard, Jimmy Orr, Dave Darrow, and Kevin McClintock. Keith Thomas, Scott Curto, Bill Aubihl, Paul Murray, and Dave McMillen completed the top ten. Linard, Tim Roudebush, and Murray picked up the heat wins, while Doug McMillen was the top qualifier.

In Papa John’s Pure Stock action, Matt Wallick took the lead from the get-go, and would never relinquish it, despite several cautions, as he went on to win his first career Pure Stock feature. Following the Matt’s Collision/Performance Towing #14 were Larry Smith, John Leasure, Barney Gerber, and Sonny Arkenburgh. Adam Ridgway, Bob Parson, Shane Ball, Chester McMasters, and Joe Oliver rounded out the top ten. Gerber was top qualifier and won the fast heat, while Mike Martin and Paul Parson won the other two heats.

Bubba Smith picked up his second win of the year in the Canton Auto Salvage Compact fast feature. Terry Colletti, Rick Elkins, Jr., Billy Stutler, and Russell Grandison followed the Smith’s Auto Sales/T&J Trucking car across the stripe.

In the second feature, the elder Chuck Elkins was the winner. Jason Anthony, Chad Squires, Ron Myers, and Matt Eggerton completed the top five.

In the final Compact feature, Bruce Gibson topped the 17-car field. Brian Oliver, Mike Montague, Dale Beatty, and Reece Shoup finished off the top five. Rick Elkins, Jr. was the top qualifier, while Jason Shaw and Billy Stutler won the first two heats, while Joe “Dawg” Evey was black flagged in the third heat, giving the win to Rick Everett, Jr. Lennie Orr and Gary “Grasshopper” Murray won the other two preliminaries.

The racing action was not complete there, as three powder puff races and an exciting Figure 8 race were held. In the first Compact Powder Puff, Sue Smith started at the tail, came through the field, and picked up the win. Jessica Smith, Kristi Finlayson, #27, and Eileen Julian rounded out the top five.

In the second Compact Powder Puff race, Falicia Pitman brought home the checkers. Tiffany Gribble, Lorraine Hill, #95, and #26 completed the top five.

In one of the more competitive races of the night, Powder Puff professionals Sue Smith and Jessica Smith – no relation, dueled for the top spot. Coming in on the checkered flag, Jessica took Sue high, trying to block for the position, the two made contact, Jessica spun, and Sue came home the victor. J. Smith finished second, while Bobbie Jo Poland, Shelly Uplinger, and Tera Swugger completed the top five.

In the Dale’s Heating and Cooling Figure 8 feature, some 15 or so cars took the green. Rich Fox, who started up front took the lead and pulled away slightly. However, each time he came to the intersection, his lead would evaporate, as he would slow to avoid a collision. Chad Squires eventually moved into second, as the top five cars ran nose-to-tail. At the completion of lap 10, Rich Fox was declared the winner, while Squires, Brian Oliver, Dale Beatty, and #126 completed the top five.

Results For Midvale

Smokers Paradise Late Models
Top Qualifier – Bob Sibila
Heat #1 – Tom Garbrandt, Mike Miller, Bob Sibila, Mike Enos, Tim Sibila
Heat #2 – Kenny Stevens, Paul Sibila, Bob Schneider, Jr., Kenny Cantrell, Larry Page
Feature – Paul Sibila, Mike Miller, Bob Sibila, Bear Schwartz, Gary Hoopingarner, Kenny Stevens, Tim Sibila, Paul Miller, Jr., Kenny Cantrell, Darrel Dexter, Bob Schneider, Jr., Bob Eichel, Jack McGrath, Larry Page, Mike Enos, Tom Garbrandt, Duane Dunn

Tolloti Pipe Modifieds
Top Qualifier – Dusty Woodie
Heat – Mike Bowers, Mark Enos, Butch Erickson, Jeff Smith, John Wilson
Feature – Dusty Woodie, Jeff Walker, Mark Enos, Butch Erickson, John White, John Wilson, Mike Bowers, George Bowers, Mark Striker, Jeff Smith, Jim McCune

Tusco Net Detroit Irons
Top Qualifier – Doug McMillen
Heat #1 – Joe Linard, Dave Darrow, Tim Gowins, Doug McMillen, Scott Curto
Heat #2 – Tim Roudebush, Jim Benzel, Tim Postel, Tim Skinner, Don Rufener, Jr.
Heat #3 – Paul Murray, Dave McMillen, Dan Gasser, Steve Mackey, Rich Stalnaker
Feature – John Tantarelli, Joe Linard, Jimmy Orr, Dave Darrow, Kevin McClintock, Keith Thomas, Scott Curto, Bill Aubihl, Paul Murray, Dave McMillen, Rich Stalnaker, Tim Roudebush, Don Rufener, Jr., Waylon Orr, Steve Mackey, Doug McMillen, Tim Skinner, Jim Benzel, Larry Ennis, Tim Croft, Jr., Tim Postel, Dan Gasser, Tim Gowins, Mike Mazzagatti

Papa John’s Pure Stocks
Top Qualifier – Barney Gerber
Heat #1 – Barney Gerber, John Leasure, Jim Shaw, Al Street, Larry Smith
Heat #2 – Mike Martin, Matt Wallick, Sonny Arkenburgh, Joe Oliver, Chester McMasters
Heat #3 – Paul Parson, Scott Ollis, Adam Ridgway, Chunky Radanovich, Jeff Anthony
Feature – Matt Wallick, Larry Smith, John Leasure, Barney Gerber, Sonny Arkenburgh, Adam Ridgway, Bob Parson, Shane Ball, Chester McMasters, Joe Oliver, Paul Parson, Scott Ollis, Jeff Anthony, Chunky Radanovich, Jim Shaw, Curtis Collins, Mike Martin, Teddy Oliver, Dan Moore

Canton Auto Salvage Compacts
Top Qualifier – Rick Elkins, Jr.
Heat #1 – Jason Shaw, Rick Elkins, Jr., Phil Veno, Cody Kahler, Jimbo Roup
Heat #2 – Billy Stutler, Chad Squires, Shawn Musick, Bill Coburn, Russell Grandison
Heat #3 – Rick Everett, Jr., Jason Anthony, Ron Myers, Jerry Kimble, Gene Morgan
Heat #4 – Lennie Orr, John Wissman, Brian Oliver, Mike Phillips, Jr., John Nealey
Heat #5 – Gary Murray, Alan Andrews, Randy Smart, Bobby Hunter, Bruce Gibson
Feature #1 – Bubba Smith, Terry Colletti, Rick Elkins, Jr., Billy Stutler, Russell Grandison, Terry McNutt, John McNutt, Jimbo Roup, Jason Morgan, Willie Grove, Greg Grove, Cody Kahler, Jason Shaw, Justin Courtney, Bill Coburn, Rich Fox, Kelly Wissman, Jack Grove
Feature #2 – Chuck Elkins, Jason Anthony, Chad Squires, Ron Myers, Matt Eggerton, Rick Everett, Jr., Joe Evey, Mike Martin, Gary Gibson, Gene Morgan, Lennie Orr, Jerry Kimble, Mike Phillips, Jr., Shawn Musick, Rocky DeLuca, Al Street, Bill Mercier
Feature #3 – Bruce Gibson, Brian Oliver, Mike Montague, Dale Beatty, Reece Shoup, Bobby Hunter, Gary Smith, Robert Nealey, Mike Gribble, Gary Murray, Randy Smart, Alan Andrews, Jamie Leslie, John Nealey, Jill Harshey, Henry Roup, John Wissman

Compact Powder Puff
Feature #1 – Sue Smith, Jessica Smith, Kristi Finlayson, #27, Eileen Julian, #01, Tina Rickey, #103, Helen Moore, Monica Nepper, Amanda Poole, Shawana Myers, Linda Morgan, Summer Thomas
Feature #2 – Falicia Pitman, Tiffany Gribble, Lorraine Hill, #95, #26, Candy Beatty, Kelly McCarty, Alanna Russell, Amy Eggerton, Laura Verhovic, #188, Jane Gibson, April Porter, Peggy Porter

Pure Stock Powder Puff
Feature – Sue Smith, Jessica Smith, Bobbie Jo Poland, Shelly Uplinger, Tera Swugger, Kelly McCarty, Shannon Collins, Melinda Paul, Carol Parson

Dale’s Heating & Cooling Figure 8
Feature – Rich Fox, Chad Squires, Brian Oliver, Dale Beatty, #126

Written by: Adam Mackey

Driver Results
Detroit Irons
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1067John Tantarelli
2082Joe Linard
3028Jimmy Orr
409Dave Darrow
5038Kevin McClintock
6027Bill Hilliker
707Scott Curto, Jr.
8031Bill Aubihl
9020Paul Murray
10024Dave McMillen
11059Rich Stalnaker
12088Tim Roudebush
1307Don Rufener, Jr.
1406Waylon Orr
15015Will Walker
16054Doug McMillen
17023Tim Skinner
18048Dan Selway
19098Larry Ennis
20039Tim Croft
21045Tim Postel
22029Dan Gasser
23065Tim Gowins
24087Mike Mazzagatti
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1082Joe Linard
209Dave Darrow
3065Tim Gowins
4054Doug McMillen
507Scott Curto, Jr.
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1088Tim Roudebush
2048Dan Selway
3045Tim Postel
4023Tim Skinner
507Don Rufener, Jr.
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1020Paul Murray
2024Dave McMillen
3029Dan Gasser
4015Will Walker
5059Rich Stalnaker
Late Models
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1044Paul Sibila
2079Mike Miller
3083Bob Sibila
4077Bear Schwartz
5068Gary Hoopingarner
6021Kenny Stevens
7049Tim Sibila
8054Paul Miller, Jr.
90O7Kenny Cantrell
10055Darrel Dexter
11017Bob Schneider, Jr.
12069Bob Eichel
1304J.C. Ramsey
140O4Ron Dague
15070Mike Enos
16064Tom Garbrandt
17032Duane Dunn
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1064Tom Garbrandt
2079Mike Miller
3083Bob Sibila
4070Mike Enos
5049Tim Sibila
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1021Kenny Stevens
2044Paul Sibila
3017Bob Schneider, Jr.
40O7Kenny Cantrell
50O4Ron Dague
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1044Dusty Woodie
2050Jeff Walker
30OMark Enos
4019Butch Erickson
5017John White
6033John Wilson
70O2Mike Bowers
8099George Bowers
9027Mark Striker
10034Jeff Smith
11022Jim McCune
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
10O2Mike Bowers
20OMark Enos
3019Butch Erickson
4034Jeff Smith
5033John Wilson
Pure Stocks
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1014Matt Wallick
203Larry Smith
3012John Leasure
402TBarney Gerber
5015Sonny Arkenburgh
6080Adam Ridgway
7073Al Street
8019Bob Oliver
9081Chester McMasters
10050Joe Oliver
11044Paul Parson
120O1Scott Ollis
130O5Jeff Anthony
14075D.J. Radanovich
15088Jim Shaw
16066Curtis Collins
1706Mike Martin
18049Teddy Oliver
19029Dan Moore
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
102TBarney Gerber
2012John Leasure
3088Jim Shaw
4073Al Street
503Larry Smith
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
106Mike Martin
2014Matt Wallick
3015Sonny Arkenburgh
4050Joe Oliver
5081Chester McMasters
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1044Paul Parson
20O1Scott Ollis
3080Adam Ridgway
4075D.J. Radanovich
50O5Jeff Anthony
Feature #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1012Bubba Smith
2027Terry Colletti
3053Rick Elkins, Jr.
4084Billy Stutler
5072Russell Grandison
6036Kelly McNutt
7035John McNutt
809Jimbo Roup
902Jason Morgan
1004Willie Grove
1103Greg Grove
12096Cody Kahler
1301Jason Shaw
140O3Justin Courtney
150188Bill Coburn
16051Rich Fox
17098Kelly Wissman
18093Jack Grove
Feature #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1052Chuck Elkins
206Jason Anthony
3026Chad Squires
4015Ron Myers
5086Matt Eggerton
6087Rick Everett, Jr.
70103Joe Evey
8013Aaron Fonte
9083Gary Gibson
10068Bret Rininger
1108Lennie Orr
12055Jerry Kimble
13011Mike Phillips
14074Shawn Musick
150126Blaine Partee
16073Al Street
17048Bill Mercier
Feature #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1032Bruce Gibson
2034Brian Oliver
3054Mike Montague
4097Dale Beatty
5067Reece Shoup
6095Bobby Hunter
70149Gary Smith, Sr.
8029Robert Nealey
90112Mike Gribble
10071Gary Murray
110100Randy Smart
12042Allen Andrews
13092Jamie Leslie
140117John Nealey
15070Jill Harshey
16063Henry Roup
170O1John Wissman
Heat #1
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
101Jason Shaw
2053Rick Elkins, Jr.
3085Phil Veno
4096Cody Kahler
509Jimbo Roup
Heat #2
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1084Billy Stutler
2026Chad Squires
3074Shawn Musick
40188Bill Coburn
5072Russell Grandison
Heat #3
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1087Rick Everett, Jr.
206Jason Anthony
3015Ron Myers
4055Jerry Kimble
5068Bret Rininger
Heat #4
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
108Lennie Orr
20O1John Wissman
3034Brian Oliver
4011Mike Phillips
50117John Nealey
Heat #5
Finished PositionPoints EarnedCar No.Driver
1071Gary Murray
2042Allen Andrews
30100Randy Smart
4095Bobby Hunter
5032Bruce Gibson
09/08/2001 Race
Detroit Irons Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Tantarelli, John
2.Linard, Joe
3.Orr, Jimmy
4.Darrow, Dave
5.McClintock, Kevin
6.Hilliker, Bill
7.Curto, Jr., Scott
8.Aubihl, Bill
9.Murray, Paul
10.McMillen, Dave
09/08/2001 Race
Late Models Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Sibila, Paul
2.Miller, Mike
3.Sibila, Bob
4.Schwartz, Bear
5.Hoopingarner, Gary
6.Stevens, Kenny
7.Sibila, Tim
8.Miller, Jr., Paul
9.Cantrell, Kenny
10.Dexter, Darrel
09/08/2001 Race
Modifieds Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Woodie, Dusty
2.Walker, Jeff
3.Enos, Mark
4.Erickson, Butch
5.White, John
6.Wilson, John
7.Bowers, Mike
8.Bowers, George
9.Striker, Mark
10.Smith, Jeff
09/08/2001 Race
Pure Stocks Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Wallick, Matt
2.Smith, Larry
3.Leasure, John
4.Gerber, Barney
5.Arkenburgh, Sonny
6.Ridgway, Adam
7.Street, Al
8.Oliver, Bob
9.McMasters, Chester
10.Oliver, Joe
09/08/2001 Race
Compacts Listings
Finish Pos.Driver
1.Smith, Bubba
2.Colletti, Terry
3.Elkins, Jr., Rick
4.Stutler, Billy
5.Grandison, Russell
6.McNutt, Kelly
7.McNutt, John
8.Roup, Jimbo
9.Morgan, Jason
10.Grove, Willie