takes win away from cousin Brian Smith at Fremont; Bryan
Scott leads last 10 feet for win
Ohio (June 15) - It was a bitter sweet victory for Fremont's
John Ivy Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The defending track
champion passed his cousin Brian Smith of Fremont with five
laps to go in the 30-lap Coors Beer A-Main and went on to
post his third win of the 2002 season.
middle of the track opened up for me and I was able to get
a run on Brian and take the lead. I hated to pass him. He
worked very hard to try and win his first career feature,
but my crew had the car hooked up in the middle of the track
and I was able to get around him," said Ivy. "My
wing slider broke and my wing went all the way forward...I
don't know if that was a good thing or bad. It must have
been good because we're in victory lane."
was a lot of fun. Boy, I thought we had it," said Smith.
"We have won a lot of heat races this year, but struggled
in the feature. This feels really good...if I had to lose,
I'm happy it was to cousin John."
Shawn Chaney of Fremont raced his way into a career best
third place finish. "Wow, I was racing with Mark Keegan
who has tons of feature wins here... and I'm only in my
third year of racing a sprint car (two previous seasons
in the 305 sprints)," he said.
Keegan of Fremont finished fourth, with Fremont's David
Harrison rounding out the top five. Mike Linder of Fremont
charged from 15th starting position to finish sixth, with
Bobby Clark of Fremont seventh, Jim Linder of Fremont eighth,
Todd Heller of Whitehouse, Ohio, ninth, and Elmore's Alvin
track champion Bryan Scott didn't lead a lap in the 305
sprint A-Main, but was leading when it counted - the last
10 feet - to post his third feature win of the season at
Fremont. Scott, of Castalia, was able to sneak around early
leader Chad Laux of Norwalk for the victory. Behind Scott
and Laux was Bobby Foster of Fremont, Brandon Martin of
Attica, Matt Karbler of Castalia finished fifth, followed
by Fremont's Jerrid Potter, Bucyrus' Brock Mayes, Fostoria's
Jamie Miller, Gibsonburg's Roger Shammo, and Fostoria's
Scott Kraylek rounded out the top 10.
though we'd have to settle for third. Then I was able to
get around Bobby
(Foster) and the bottom opened up out of the last turn and
I was able to sneak in for the win," said Scott. "That
was good clean racing with Chad and Bobby."
Sabo of Fremont picked up his second feature win of the
seaon in the dirt trucks, with Jeff Doughtery of Fremont
second; Dan Roepke of Woodville third; Bob Dible of Fostoria
fourth; and Jay Boyd of Findlay completing the top five.
Speedway will be back in action Thursday night for the second
leg of the Buckeye Nationals with the USAC non-wing sprints
and midgets in action. The United States Auto Club has not
competed at "The Track That Action" built in 21
Qualifying: 1. Alvin Roepke, 12.94; 2. John Ivy, 12.99;
3. Troy Vaccaro, 13.09; 4. Mark Keegan, 13.10; 5. Brian
Smith, 13.12; 6. Bobby Clark, 13.20; 7. Johnny Beaber, 13.29;
8. Shawn Chaney, 13.30; 9. David Harrison, 13.33; 10. John
Wisbon, 13.36; 11. Rodney Morgan, 13.39; 12. Jim Linder,
13.39; 13. Todd Heller, 13.42; 14. Jody Keegan, 13.43; 15.
Mike Linder, 13.49; 16. George Prosser, 13.55; 17. Mike
Dussell, 13.66; 18. Bob Lime, 13.81; 19. Ben Rutan, 13.83;
20. Jason Courtney, 13.85; 21. Doug Berryman, 13.92; 22.
Bill Shaw, 14.01; 23. Roger Campbell, 14.03; 24. Scott Euler,
14.43; 25. Jeremy Keegan, 14.58; 26. Jeff Banyas, 14.73;
27. Gregg Dalman, 14.79; 28. Jim Dayton, 15.12; 29. Jon
heat (top five to A): 1. George Prosser; 2. Mark Keegan;
3. Todd Heller; 4. John Wisbon; 5. Ben Tutan
heat (top five to A): 1. Brian Smith; 2. John Ivy; 3. Rodney
Morgan; 4. Mike Dussell; 5. Shawn Chaney.
heat (top five to A): 1. David Harrison; 2. Jim Linder;
3. Bob Lime; 4. Troy Vaccaro; 5. Mike Linder.
(top five to A): 1. Jody Keegan; 2. Alvin Roepke; 3. Bobby
Clark; 4. Johnny Beaber; 5. Roger Campbell Jr.; 6. Doug
Berryman; 7. Jeremy Keegan; 8. Bill Shaw; 9. Jason Courtney;
10. Gregg Dalman; 11. Jim Dayton; 12. Jeff Banyas; 13. Scott
Euler; 14. Jon Finsel.
(30 laps): 1. John Ivy; 2. Brian Smith; 3. Shawn Chaney;
4. Mark Keegan; 5. David Harrison; 6. Mike Linder; 7. Bobby
Clark; 8. Jim Linder; 9. Todd Heller; 10. Alvin Roepke;
11. John Wisbon; 12. Troy Vaccaro; 13. George Prosser; 14.
Bob Lime; 15. Roger Campbell Jr.; 16. Rodney Morgan; 17.
Mike Dussell; 18. Ben Rutan; 19. Jody Keegan; 20. Johnny
heat (top four to A): 1. Brandon Martin, 2. Joe Keegan;
3. Mike Oberdorf; 4. Eric Lynd; 5. Scott Kraylek
heat (top four to A): 1. Roger Shammo; 2. Chad Laux; 3.
Jerrid Potter; 4. Bill Kraylek; 5. A.J. Sleek.
heat (top four to A): 1. Bryan Scott; 2. Bobby Foster; 3.
Matt Karbler; 4. Jamie Miller; 5. Chris Lang.
heat (top four to A): 1. Brock Mayes; 2. Christian Walton,
3. Keith Whaley; 4. Craig Mintz; 6. Bob Dawson.
(top four to A): 1. Chris Lang; 2. Josh Hill; 3. Scott Kraylek;
4. Brian Sebetto; 5. Bob Dawson; 6. Matt Molnar; 7. Dustin
Keegan; 8. Nick McCord; 9. Matt Merrill; 10. Mark Lang;
11. Ryan Lowe; 12. Brian Neeb; 13. Tony Psurny; 14. Dan
Hammond; 15. Mark Whaley; 16. Rusty McNamee; 17. Jim Moore;
18. Steve Edwards; 19. A.J. Sleek; 20. Terry King; 21. Brian
Thompson; 22. Caleb Griffith; 23. Mike Hudson.
(25 laps): 1. Bryan Scott; 2. Chad Laux; 3. Bobby Foster;
4. Brandon Martin; 5. Matt Karbler; 6. Jerrid Potter; 7.
Brock Mayes; 8. Jamie Miller; 9. Roger Shammo; 10. Scott
Kraylek; 11. Bill Kraylek; 12. Craig Mintz; 13. Christian
Walton; 14. Josh Hill; 15. Brian Sebetto; 16. Mike Oberdorf;
17. Joe Keegan; 18. Eric Lynd; 19. Keith Whaley; 20. Chris
heat (top four to A): 1. John Rhoads; 2. Brian Arnold; 3.
Bob Dible; 4. L.J. Connors; 5. Matt Lucius
heat (top four to A): 1. Rob Boutwell; 2. Jay Boyd; 3. Bryan
Lehmann; 4. Todd Keegan; 5. Wade Starr
heat (top four to A): 1. Dan Roepke; 2. Steve Sabo; 3. Ron
Kepling; 4. Jim Maglosky; 5. Steve Endicott
heat (top four to A): 1. Jeff Dougherty; 2. Andy Maynard;
3. Rick Potts; 4. Paul Diamond; 5. Rex Haubert
(top four to A): 1. Steve Rando; 2. Jason Crispen; 3. Matt
Lucius; 4. Bruce Beard; 5. Davd Gibbs; 6. Greg Harmon; 7.
Ralph Willey; 8. Wade Starr; 9. Rex Haubert; 10. Linda Sabo;
11. Joe Jurovcik; 12. Tony Sauseda; 13. Steve Endicott;
14. Dewey Johnson; 15. Bobby Davis.
(15 laps): 1. Steve Sabo; 2. Jeff Dougherty; 3. Dan Roepke;
4. Bob Dible; 5. Jay Boyd; 6. L.J. Connors; 7. Rob Boutwell;
8. Brian Arnold; 9. Jim Maglosky; 10. Steve Rando; 11. Todd
Keegan; 12. Matt Lucius; 13. Bruce Beard; 14. Jason Crispen;
15. Dave Gibbs; 16. Ron Kepling; 17. John Rhoads; 18. Paul
Diamond; 19. Andy Maynard; 20. Rick Potts.