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East Bay Winternationals U.M.P. Modified Results – 1/28/10

Instead of coming from 19th starting position up to second as he did the night before, Rodney Wing started on pole and dominated the field of 24 cars to win $1,500 in night three of East Bay Raceway Park’s 11th Annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals Thursday night at Tampa, Florida.

“I guess you could say, it’s been a great year for me,” the Meridian, Mississippi driver and track owner of Whynot Motorsports Park said. “The RPM Workshop nominated me as one of the country’s eight Regional Promoters of the Year, Red Clay magazine named Whynot the Track-of-the-Year and the NeSmith series named me Promoter of the Year.”

Tonight, Wing piloted the No. 33x back-up car of Jeff Mathews to a convincing 25-lap win, leading all laps. The Larry Shaw chassis powered by an R.D. Racing Engine, was tuned to perfection, but as Wing pointed out “track position meant a lot.” Sponsors on the car included Jamie Slaton, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Night Hawk Towing & Recovery and Superior Plumbing. The jubilant winner told the crowd he wanted to thank his crew through the season and his cheering section at home including his wife Cassie, their two-year old daughter Shelby and his mother Peggy.

Starting outside Wing was local driver Roger Crouse from Plant City who used the same Harris chassis he ran here all season to improve this week with finishes of eighth, fifth and second tonight. The unique thing about his car owned by Stuart Lycett is that anyone can go on line to www.competition.net and rent the car for track time or for competition in racing.

Crouse had his Ziegler Racing Engine tuned perfectly, but according to the driver, “We probably ran harder tires than anyone else and the yellow flags were killing us.”

Coming in third was seventh place starter Rick Aukland from Zanesville, Ohio who had chalked up his highest finish of the week in his Jerry Snyder owned Lightning chassis powered by a “Big” Rick Twarg engine. Carrying sponsorship from Quick Time Performance Parts, Sweeney Services, and Brandon Rental, Aukland explained two things that helped him get his podium finish was that “luck was with us tonight on the invert for my heat and we put one shock on the dyno for a better set-up.”

Stanley Donahoo from White Pine,TN ran strong to start fifth and finish fourth, while Brady Short from Bedford IN, last night’s winner, started 15th and landed fifth spot. Rounding out the top ten it was Jeff Mathews, Kevin Weaver, Steven Pfeifer, Jason Schill and Stormy Scott.

Advancing to the A-Main from the first B-Main it was Kevin Weaver, Schill, Devin Dixon and Curt Gelling. From the second B-Main Jared Landers, Vic Vena and Alan Farley advanced. Don O’Neal finally qualified for his first A-Main of the week, but was a scratch for the feature because his trailing arm pulled out of the frame.

TAMPA, FL……1/28/10…..Instead of coming from 19th starting position up to second as he did the night before, Rodney Wing started on pole and dominated the field of 24 cars to win $1,500 in night three of East Bay Raceway Park’s 11th Annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals Thursday night at Tampa, Florida.

“I guess you could say, it’s been a great year for me,” the Meridian, Mississippi driver and track owner of Whynot Motorsports Park said. “The RPM Workshop nominated me as one of the country’s eight Regional Promoters of the Year, Red Clay magazine named Whynot the Track-of-the-Year and the NeSmith series named me Promoter of the Year.”

Tonight, Wing piloted the No. 33x back-up car of Jeff Mathews to a convincing 25-lap win, leading all laps. The Larry Shaw chassis powered by an R.D. Racing Engine, was tuned to perfection, but as Wing pointed out “track position meant a lot.” Sponsors on the car included Jamie Slaton, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Night Hawk Towing & Recovery and Superior Plumbing. The jubilant winner told the crowd he wanted to thank his crew through the season and his cheering section at home including his wife Cassie, their two-year old daughter Shelby and his mother Peggy.

Starting outside Wing was local driver Roger Crouse from Plant City who used the same Harris chassis he ran here all season to improve this week with finishes of eighth, fifth and second tonight. The unique thing about his car owned by Stuart Lycett is that anyone can go on line to www.competition.net and rent the car for track time or for competition in racing.

Crouse had his Ziegler Racing Engine tuned perfectly, but according to the driver, “We probably ran harder tires than anyone else and the yellow flags were killing us.”

Coming in third was seventh place starter Rick Aukland from Zanesville, Ohio who had chalked up his highest finish of the week in his Jerry Snyder owned Lightning chassis powered by a “Big” Rick Twarg engine. Carrying sponsorship from Quick Time Performance Parts, Sweeney Services, and Brandon Rental, Aukland explained two things that helped him get his podium finish was that “luck was with us tonight on the invert for my heat and we put one shock on the dyno for a better set-up.”

Stanley Donahoo from White Pine,TN ran strong to start fifth and finish fourth, while Brady Short from Bedford IN, last night’s winner, started 15th and landed fifth spot. Rounding out the top ten it was Jeff Mathews, Kevin Weaver, Steven Pfeifer, Jason Schill and Stormy Scott.

Advancing to the A-Main from the first B-Main it was Kevin Weaver, Schill, Devin Dixon and Curt Gelling. From the second B-Main Jared Landers, Vic Vena and Alan Farley advanced. Don O’Neal finally qualified for his first A-Main of the week, but was a scratch for the feature because his trailing arm pulled out of the frame.

STATS – OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS – EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK – THURSDAY, 1/28/10

Qualifying Results:
1. 00 Buzzie Reutimann – 17.014; 2. 777 Jared Landers – 17.031; 3. 4 Stormy Scott – 17.042; 4. 36 Brady Short – 17.060; 5. 9 Roger Crouse – 17.073; 6. 71 Don O’Neal – 17.085; 7. 11X Jason Schill – 17.147; 8. 89 Mike Spatola – 17.229; 9. 40 Kyle Bronson – 17.240; 10. 9M Dale Mathison – 17.297; 11. 01 Vic Vena – 17.331; 12. 33X Rodney Wing – 17.379; 13. 48 Wayne Hammond – 17.379; 14. 0 Les Duellman – 17.425; 15. 33 Jeff Mathews – 17.456; 16. 11 Steven Pfeifer – 17.477; 17. 44 Dave Hess, Jr. – 17.479; 18. 3F Rob Fuqua – 17.499; 19. 2 Devin Dixon – 17.520; 20. 96 Curt Gelling – 17.612; 21. 1 Tommie Seets, Jr. – 17.627; 22. K12 Scotty Kincaid – 17.646; 23. 27M John McCaul – 17.688; 24. M20 Mike Potosky – 17.692; 25. 64 Austin Sanders – 17.711; 26. 25W Allen Weisser – 17.719; 27. 7A Shane Sabraski – 17.723; 28. 21S Denny Schwartz – 17.738; 29. 2A Rick Aukland – 17.765; 30. 83B Perry Brown – 17.799; 31. 26 Bobby Gierke – 17.828; 32. 10 Tyson Turnbull – 17.859; 33. B12 Kevin Weaver – 17.877; 34. 29 Alan Farley – 17.919; 35. 00D Stanley Donahoo – 17.987; 36. 999 Duanne Dale – 17.998; 37. 07P Tim Peterson – 18.053; 38. 77 Bruce Bregenzer – 18.067; 39. 8 Wesley Summers – 18.128; 40. 27N Nate Bregenzer – 18.135; 41. 13 J.R. Hotovy – 18.144; 42. 02 Glen Underwood – 18.151; 43. 27 John Bradley – 18.164; 44. 19 Thomas Sigler – 18.518; 45. 6M Terry McClintock – 18.611; 46. 38 Rick Cannata – 18.812; 47. 62 Jeremy Newberry – 18.981; 48. 88 Darrell George – 19.557; 49. 6B Dave Baldwin – 19.751; 50. 96X Dennis Haven – 19.974; 51. 23 Terry Haven – 20.193; 52. 27H Tom Hagberg – 20.210; 53. 3K Jeremy Kerzman – 20.584; 54. 45 Bob Broking – 22.059; 55. 03 Jason Combs – 22.362; 56. Z1 Zac Oedewaldt – N/T; 57. 112 Steve Lance – N/T; 58. C00L Chris Littrell – N/T

1st Heat – 1)Rick Aukland 2)Mike Potosky 3)Wesley Summers 4)Jason Schill 5)Thomas Sigler 6)J.R. Hotovy 7)Terry McClintock 8)Dave Hess, Jr.
2nd Heat – 1)Mike Spatola 2)Allen Weisser 3)Kevin Weaver 4)Les Duellman 5)Glen Underwood 6)Darrell George 7)Jason Combs 8)Dale Mathison
3rd Heat – 1)Rodney Wing 2)Don O’Neal 3)Devin Dixon 4)Denny Schwartz 5)Nate Bregenzer 6)Zac Oedewaldt 7)Terry Haven
4th Heat – 1)Roger Crouse 2)Stormy Scott 3)Curt Gelling 4)Perry Brown 5)Buzzie Reutimann 6)Dave Baldwin 7)Scotty Kincaid
5th Heat – 1)Stanley Donahoo 2)Wayne Hammond 3)Shane Sabraski 4)Bobby Gierke 5)Bob Broking 6)Jeremy Newberry 7)Steve Lance DNS
6th Heat – 1)Steven Pfeifer 2)Jeff Mathews 3)Austin Sanders 4)Vic Vena 5)Tim Peterson 6)Tyson Turnbull 7)Jeremy Kerzman
7th Heat – 1)Rob Fuqua 2)Brady Short 3)Kyle Bronson 4)Alan Farley 5)Jared Landers 6)Duanne Dale 7)Tom Hagberg
8th Heat – 1)Tommie Seets, Jr. 2)John McCaul 3)Bruce Bregenzer 4)Rick Cannata 5)Chris Littrell 6)Dennis Haven 7)John Bradley

1st B – Main (Top 4 go to back of A inside row) – 1)Kevin Weaver 2)Jason Schill 3)Devin Dixon 4)Curt Gelling 5)Denny Schwartz 6)Buzzie Reutimann 7)Thomas Sigler 8)Dave Hess, Jr. 9)Dale Mathison 10)J.R. Hotovy 11)Glen Underwood 12)Scotty Kincaid 13)Dave Baldwin 14)Terry McClintock 15)Nate Bregenzer 16)Terry Haven 17)Wesley Summers 18)Perry Brown 19)Jason Combs 20)Zac Oedewaldt 21)Les Duellman 22)Darrell George DNS

2nd B – Main (Top 4 go to back of A outside row) – 1)Jared Landers 2)Austin Sanders 3)Vic Vena 4)Alan Farley 5)Shane Sabraski 6)Tyson Turnbull 7)Kyle Bronson 8)Bob Broking 9)Jeremy Newberry 10)Bruce Bregenzer 11)Tim Peterson 12)Tom Hagberg 13)Chris Littrell 14)Duanne Dale 15)Dennis Haven 16)Jeremy Kerzman 17)John Bradley 18)Rick Cannata 19)Bobby Gierke 20)Steve Lance DNS

A – Main (25 Laps) – 1)Rodney Wing 2)Roger Crouse 3)Rick Aukland 4)Stanley Donahoo 5)Brady Short 6)Jeff Mathews 7)Kevin Weaver 8)Steven Pfeifer 9)Jason Schill 10)Stormy Scott 11)Mike Spatola 12)Vic Vena 13)Austin Sanders 14)John McCaul 15)Rob Fuqua 16)Alan Farley 17)Allen Weisser 18)Jared Landers 19)Devin Dixon 20)Wayne Hammond 21)Tommie Seets, Jr. 22)Denny Schwartz 23)Curt Gelling 24)Mike Potosky 25)Don O’Neal DNS

Strawberry Dash – 1)Dave Hess, Jr. 2)Kyle Bronson 3)Bob Broking 4)Dave Baldwin 5)Terry Haven 6)Jason Combs 7)Perry Brown 8)Dale Mathison