Teeters gets Mod Lite win, Josh Walker wins fifth straight Sportsman
feature, Craig Daniels gets first Micro Sprint win, Clay victorious in 2
bbl E-Mod and Scharba is fifth winner in Hobby Stocks
Ohio (July 16, 2010) – The return of Friday Night Thunder at Sharon
Speedway saw Jeff Teeters move up from 10th to get a Mod Lite win, Josh
Walker earn his fifth straight Sportsman win, Craig Daniels got his
first Micro Sprint win after years of racing, Dwayne Clay earn a in 2
bbl E-Mod victory and Michael Scharba become the fifth different winner
in five Hobby Stocks features.
17 cars battled 15 laps in the Mod
Lite feature. Shane Pfeuffer jumped out to the early lead, but Mark
Marcucci, starting in eighth, was able to move up to second and knock on
Pfeuffer's door. Jeff Teeters, starting tenth, moved up to third and
started gaining momentum on the race leaders. Lynn Knepper and Alan
Knepper put several laps down running door-to-door on the 3/8-mile dirt
oval at Sharon Speedway. Mod Lite points leader Rick Ament started 15th
but ran steady in sixth, looking for a chance to break into the top
Teeters took the lead coming out of turn four on the 10th
lap, sending Pfeuffer to second. Teeters stayed out front to get his
first win at Sharon Speedway. Pfeuffer finished the race in second,
followed by Mark Marcucci in third, Lynn Knepper in fourth and points
leader Ament in fifth.
Mod Lite heat winners were Mark Marcucci
and Jeff Teeters.
The Hobby Stock feature saw Scott Gilliland
(Warren, Ohio) take the lead, with Michael Scharba on his bumper.
Division points leader Stephen Walker (Greenville, Pa.) ran in third for
most the race, followed by Duane Westfall (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) and
Dan McEwen (Greenville, Pa.) battling for fourth place. With two to go,
Scharba was peeking to the inside as the pair caught up with lap traffic
in Bucky Buchanan and Ken Koby.
On the last lap, Scharba tried
to make a move to the inside across the line, but Gilliland, in a white
Neon sponsored by Lawn Wizard, held on to capture the checkered flag –
becoming the fifth different feature winner in as many Friday Night
Thunder events. The A-Main event ran caution-free.
the Hobby Stock heat winner.
In the Micro Sprint A-Main, Ryan
Fredericks (Hillsville, Pa.) quickly took the lead, but the father-son
team of Craig Daniels and Dalton Daniels, sponsored by West Penn
Collision and Todd Daniels Construction, was right behind. Dalton
Daniels had competition for his third place position from Michael
Craig Daniels stayed close on Fredericks several
laps around the track, making a move to take first place on lap 8 and
holding on to get his first Micro Sprint win ever. Fredericks recorded a
second-place finish, followed by Dalton Daniels in third, Borowiec
finished fourth and Sterling Theiss, new to Sharon Speedway, rounded out
the top five.
Craig Daniels was also the Micro Sprint heat
In the Sportsman class, Joe Grzelak (Hubbared, Ohio) took
the lead in the 888 car, but got a little too wide coming out of turn
two on the fourth lap falling to third, giving the position to Todd
Lawrence. Todd Walker was all over Lawrence for the position, as Steve
Mix moved into fourth, taking third on the ninth lap. With five to go,
Todd Lawrence and Todd Walker were still wheel-to-wheel, behind them,
Steve Mix and Josh Walker were battling for third.
A caution came
out on the 11th lap, setting a single-file restart with fourth to go.
Todd Walker tried to make a move, around Lawrence, but Josh Walker,
starting in 13th, also had plans to take first. As the white flag came
out, the Walker team flanked Lawrence and were side-by-side coming out
of turn four. Across the line, it was Josh Walker that got the win, his
fifth consecutive Sportsman feature win.
He was followed by Todd
Walker in second, Todd Lawrence in third, Steve Mix in fourth and Matt
Berger rounded out the top five.
Sportsman heat winners were Josh
Walker, first in Sportsman points, and Todd Walker, second in points..
Clay set sail in the 2 bbl E-Mod feature, with Mark Williams looking to
chase him down. In third, Steve Burns was holding off Rick Robinson.
Clay stayed out front, pacing the field, with Williams running in second
and holding off Robinson. Bradley Blackshear came across the line
fourth, followed by Steve Burns.
Clay, the 2 bbl E-Mod points
leader, was also the 2 bbl E-Mod heat winner.
will host Friday Night Thunder again July 30 and and August 13.
16 Friday Night Thunder results:
Hobby Stocks: 1. Scott
Gilliland 2. Michael Scharba 3. Stephen Walker 4. Duane Westfall 5. Dan
McEwen 6. Ken Koby 7. Don Buchanan
Micro Sprints: 1. Craig
Daniels 2. Ryan Fredericks 3. Dalton Daniels 4. Michael Borawiec 5.
Sterling Theiss DNF: Brett Brunkenhoffer
Sportsman: 1. Josh
Walker 2. Todd Walker 3. Todd Lawrence 4. Steve Mix 5. Matt Berger 6.
Jason Darocha 7. Darrel Lewis 8. Tiffany Williams 9. Joe Grzelak 10.
Kevin Sevacko 11. Diana Meikle DNF: Cody Dye, Matt Prtichard DQ: Kyle
Lawrence DNS: Anthony Gillespie, Keith Schauer
Mod Lites: 1. Jeff
Teeters 2. Shane Pfeuffer 3. Mark Marcucci 4. Lynn Knepper 5. Rick
Ament 6. Ken Meadows 7. Alan Knepper 8. George Englert 9. David Innes
10. Ken Hall 11. Andrew Feil 12. Jim Gump Jr. 13. Darin Gallagher 14.
Rick Lawson 15. Kotie Kirkbride DNS: Tom Kline, Angie Grzelak
bbl E-Mods: 1. Dwayne Clay 2. Mark Williams 3. Rick Robinson 4. Bradley
Blackshear 5. Steve Burns 6. Todd Canter DNF: Edwin Crouch, Corey Skully
DNS: Craig Scherrbaum
UPCOMING EVENTS: 6 PAK Saturday July 17
and 24. Northwest Pa. Truck & Tractor Pullers July 25. World of
Outlaws Late Models and Fastrak Late Models on July 28. Fastrak Late
Models, again, July 31. ASCS 360 Sprints, September 4. Bill Kirila
Memorial, September 6.
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