Shammo holds off Mayes for richest 305 sprint race in country
Ohio (Sept. 2, 2002) - Gibsonburg, Ohio's Roger Shammo saw
richest payday in his driving career slip away from him
twice. But, when the
checkered flag fell Monday at Fremont Speedway, it was Shammo
who was taking
home the $2,500 in the Baumann Auto Group 305 Sprint Invitational.
held off a hard-charging Brock Mayes and current point leader
Scott to claim his second career feature at Fremont and
his first of the
Craig (Mintz) drove around me, I thought 'okay, Craig's
$1,000 would be alright' (second place prize money),"
said Shammo. "Then I
saw him on the fence and I thought I could hang on. Then,
I saw Bryan stick
his nose under me when I got hung up on a lapped car, and
I thought we'd
have to settle for second again. But, then the yellow came
out and I knew
with a clear track we'd be alright. I think Dickerdo (sprint
car driver Dick
Liskai, who died last month from cancer) must have been
watching over us.
This one is for him."
started on the pole for the 30-lap main with Bob Dawson
At the drop of the green, Dawson powered into the lead,
but Shammo got
around him using the cushion a lap later. Mintz, who started
powered around Shammo on lap 13 when Shammo got hung up
behind a lapped car.
However, Mintz made contact in turn three on lap 14 and
sailed into the
fence, ending his night.
restart, Shammo pulled away while Castalia's Bryan Scott
second, bringing Mayes with him. Scott used the low grove
to move around
Shammo on the 27th lap, but a spin brought out the caution
just as the
leaders were getting into lapped traffic, and gave the lead
back to Shammo.
Shammo held on at the checkered as Scott and Mayes were
both putting the
Shammo at the checkered were Mayes, who started 8th; Scott,
and Castalia's Matt Karbler.
Gressman Powersports heat wins went to Josh Hill, Caleb
Neeb and Daniel Smith. The Progress Plastic Products B-main
victory went to
Dustin Keegan, while the C-main win fell to Skip Hoffman.
Miller picked up a $200 bonus from the Last Lap Radio show
for setting a new
track record in qualifying with a clocking of 13.87. Miller's
when he crashed while leading the B-main.
gave gift certificates of $300, $200 and $100 for the second,
third and fourth place finishers, while Beck Suppliers gave
$25 gas cards to
the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place finishers. Also,
the $200 Don
Eckhardt Hard Charger Award went to Scott Miller who moved
from 20th in the
feature to a 7th place finish. Henry Motorsports also donated
a set of
driving clothes to Miller.
dirt truck feature, Port Clinton's Mike Porter lost the
regained it with a handful of laps remaining and held on
to score his first
career feature win. Steve Sabo, Matt Lucius, John Rhoads
and Dan Roepke
rounded out the top five.
Speedway will be back in action Friday and Saturday, Sept.
6 and 7
with the All Star Circuit of Champion sprint cars on hand.
1. Jamie Miller.13.87; 2. Dustin Keegan, 14.14; 3. Brock
14.16; 4. Craig Mintz, 14.17; 5. Bryan Scott, 14.22; 6.
Mark Lang, 14.28; 7.
Mike Oberdorf, 14.31; 8. Matt Molnar, 14.32; 9. Bill Kraylek,
A.J. Sleek, 14.37; 11. Steve Edwards, 14.38; 12. Matt Karbler,
Bob Dawson, 14.47; 14. Roger Shammo, 14.53; 15. Chad Laux,
14.58; 16. Benny
Bowman, 14.60; 17. Josh Hill, 14.61; 18. Caleb Griffith,
14.62; 19. Brian
Neeb, 14.65; 20. Daniel Smith, 14.66; 21. Keith Whaley,
14.69; 22. Scott
Miller, 14.71; 23. Matt Merrill, 14.74; 24. Ryan Lowe, 14.78;
Hoffman, 14.90; 26. Scott Kraylek, 14.94; 27. Joe Keegan,
14.95; 28. Jerrid
Potter, 14.97; 29. Mark Wilkins, 15.03; 30. Lee Potter,
15.03; 31. Andy
Shammo, 15.12; 32. Ed Psurney, 15.12; 33. Aaron Frey, 15.16;
Whaley, 15.18; 35. Terry Gibson, 15.24; 36. Dan Hammond,
15.34; 37. Bobby
Foster, 15.35; 38. Chuck Dagg, 15.48; 39. Mark Pridemore,
15.57; 40. Andy
Stout, 15.58; 41. Ron Bordner, 16.00; 42. Jack Moore, 16.17;
Oliver, 18.60; 44. Paul Hemrick Jr., NT; 45. Rusty McNamee,
heat (top four to A): 1. Josh Hill; 2. Bob Dawson; 3. Bill
heat (top four to A): 1. Caleb Griffith; 2. Scott Miller;
Sleek; 4. Roger Shammo
heat (top four to A): 1. Brian Neeb; 2. Brock Mayes; 3.
Matt Merrill; 4.
heat (top four to A): 1. Daniel Smith; 2. Craig Mintz; 3.
Ryan Lowe; 4.
(top two to B): 1. Skip Hoffman; 2. Andy Shammo; 3. Mark
Aaron Fry; 5. Chuck Dagg; 6. Andy Stout; 7. Mark Pridemore;
8. Ron Bordner;
9. D.J. Oliver; 10. Jack Moore; 11. Paul Hemrick Jr.
Plastic Products B-Main (top six to A): 1. Dustin Keegan;
Oberdorf; 3. Matt Molnar; 4. Mark Lang; 5. Steve Edwards;
6. Keith Whaley;
7. Skip Hoffman; 8. Bobby Foster; 9. Scott Kraylek; 10.
Ed Psurney; 11.
Bennie Bowman; 12. Jerrid Potter; 13. Jamie Miller; 14.
Joe Keegan; 15. Mark
Wilkins; 16. Lee Potter; 17. Andy Shammo; 18. Jim Moore.
Auto Group A-Main (30 laps): 1. Roger Shammo; 2. Brock Mayes;
Bryan Scott; 4. Bob Dawson; 5. Matt Karbler; 6. Chad Laux;
7. Scott Miller;
8. A.J. Sleek; 9. Bill Kraylek; 10. Caleb Griffith; 11.
Josh Hill; 12. Matt
Molnar; 13. Dustin Keegan; 14. Brian Neeb; 15. Ryan Lowe;
16. Keith Whaley;
17. Steve Edwards; 18. Mark Lang; 19. Daniel Smith; 20.
Mike Oberdorf; 21.
Matt Merrill; 22. Craig Mintz.
heat (top 3 to A): 1. Brian Arnold; 2. Rich Farmer; 3. Dan
heat (top 3 to A): 1. Jay Boyd; 2. Matt Lucius; 3. Jeff
heat (top 3 to A): 1. John Rhoads; 2. Darrin Dukeshire;
3. Mike Porter
heat (top 3 to A); 1. Dave Gibbs; 2. Joe Jurovcik; 3. Jeremy
heat (top 3 to A): 1. Dwight Waltermeier; 2. Steve Sabo;
3. Steve Rando
(top four to B): 1. Don Keegan; 2. Darrell Brown; 3. Jimmy
J.R. Heschle; 5. Bruce Beard; 6. Dave Severs; 7. Paul Diamond;
Haubert; 9. Ralph Wiley; 10. J.D. Brauer; 11. John Brooks
(top five to A): 1. Bobby Davis; 2. Bobby Sears; 3. Jim
Bob Dible; 5. Jim Maglosky; 6. Jimmy Brown; 7. Greg Harmon;
8. Don Keegan;
9. Andy Maynard; 10. Todd Keegan; 11. Scott Beard; 12. Darrell
Bruce Beard; 14. Bill Bruen; 15. J.R. Heschle; 16. Rex Wright;
(15 laps): 1. Mike Porter; 2. Steve Sabo; 3. Matt Lucius;
Rhoads; 5. Dan Roepke; 6. Brian Arnold; 7. Darrin Dukeshire;
8. Jim Keegan;
9. Rich Farmer; 10. Jay Boyd; 11. Steve Rando; 12. Dave
Gibbs; 13. Joe
Jurovcik; 14. Dwight Waltermeier; 15. Bobby Davis; 16. Jim
Jeff Dougherty; 18. Bob Dible; 19. Bobby Sears; 20. Jeremy