Modifieds shine on Memorial weekend

The Sandusky Speedway presented a special Sunday evening show that featured the Modified division having a $1,000 to win feature.
Bob Stascak
May 30, 2014

 

The 20-lap street stock cars saw Mike Blay and Logan Cooper pace the field to the green flag. Cooper took the early lead, followed by Blay, Cody Rose, Mike White and Macy Fox. At the halfway mark, it was still Cooper, White, Rose and Blay out front.

With five laps to go, Rose hounded Cooper for the lead. This continued for the remaining laps as Rose wasn't able to catch Cooper at the checkered flag.

In the 15-lap hobby stock feature race, Jake Shipman took an early lead over Joe Brooks, who took the lead on lap 2. Therunning order was Brooks, Austin White, Dan Smith, Dylan Watson and Brandon Halcomb. Smith took command of the lead on lap 6. The caution flag waved on lap 10 for a turn three tangle involving Kelly Lilie and Shipman.

The restart lineup was Smith, Watson, Brooks, White and Mike McDonald. There was another caution flag for a spin involving Brooks and White on lap 12. This restart saw a battle for the lead between Smith and Watson, with Smith grabbing the lead and taking the checkered flag.

In the 30-lap — $1,000 to the winner — Modified feature race, Jason Drew was on the pole, flanked by Logan Hamilton. On lap 27, two drivers were tangled up and spun out in turn two. This led to the fourth caution flag of the race, with just three laps remaining.

Kenny Calhoun then had a broken tie-rod and Kenny Sharp had a flat left front tire, bringing out yet another caution on the restart. Drew then also headed to the pit area after running out of fuel.

This sequence saw Matt Marlowe push out in front, and he took command of the lead and held off Doug Meyer to win the race.

The Ohio stocks rounded out the event with a 12-lap feature, which saw Joe Borczuch take the early lead, followed by Clayton Karl, Jerry Karl, Kevin Wadsworth and Richard Funnell.

At the hallway mark, the running order had not changed. Lap 9 saw a battle for the lead between Borczuch and Jerry Karl, who took the lead and went on to take the checkered flag.

Modifieds Fast Qualifier: Kenny Sharp (Port Clinton) 18.319 Dash -— Stephen Klinect (Burbank); Kenny Phillips (Vermilion); Doug Meyer (N.Canton); Sharp Heat No. 1: Jason Wells; Dave Beverly (Huron); Joe Shannon (Tallmadge); Steve Jones (Elyria); Bailey Delfosse (Grafton); Justin Hamilton (Norwalk); Charles Duensing; John Karl (Columbia Station) Heat No. 2: Kevin Jaycox Jr. (Sandusky); Matt Marlowe (Grafton); Jason Drew (N.Olmsted); Logan Hamilton (Norwalk); John Bartlome (Lorain) Heat No. 3: Kenny Calhoun (Bellevue); Klinect; Sharp; Craig Phillips (Vermilion); K.Phillips; Rick Groetsch Feature (30 laps): Marlowe; Meyer; Tray Deubel; Duensing; Sharp; Logan Hamilton; Karl; Bartlome; Klinect; Calhoun; Drew; Shullick; Norm Taylor (Parma); Delfosse; C.Phillips; Beverly; J.Hamilton; K.Phillips; Shannon; Wells; Groetsch; Jones; Jaycox Jr. Ohio Stocks Fast Qualifier: Jerry Karl (Columbia Station); 19.846 Dash — Joe Borczuch; Jerry Karl (Columbia Station); Kevin Wadsworth; Heat No. 1: Borczuch; J.Karl; C.Karl; Wadsworth Feature (12 laps): J.Karl; Borczuch; C.Karl; Wadsworth; Richard Funnell Street Stocks Fast Qualifier: Mike White 20.683 Dash — Cody Rose (Milan); White; Logan Cooper; Mike Blay Heat No. 1: Cooper; White; Rose; Mikala Engle (Sandusky) Feature (20 laps): Cooper; Rose; White; Blay; Engle Hobby Stocks Fast Qualifier: Kelly Lilie 22.360 Dash — Dylan Watson; Mike McDonald (Strongsville); Dan Smith; Lilie Heat No. 1: Joe Brooks (Wellington); Brandon Halcomb (Cleveland); Jake Shipman; Ronald Nordstrom (Cleveland); Nascar Norbert Feature (15 laps): Smith; Watson; McDonald; White; Halcomb