By Jay Pees
Conneaut, OH (July 26, 2018) — The Bonnell’s Auto Sales Economods will have their biggest night of the summer Friday at Raceway 7 when they race for $1000 to win, the biggest payout of the year for the class. Jim Haefke, the defending champion and winner on July 6, currently leads the standings in his quest to win his third consecutive championship in the division. His chore won’t be an easy one with Eric Reinwald only six points behind in the points race. Reinwald was the opening night winner and also won on July 13, the most recent night of racing. Another 72 points back is Matt Alexander with Chuck Steinle fourth and Mitchell Weight fifth. Josh Ferry, Tyler Frankenberry, Kyle Miller, and Eric Wilson also have feature wins this summer.
Darrell Bossard leads the charge for the Evergreen Lake Park Campground RUSH Crate Late Models Championship by a whopping 61 markers over Breyton Santee, nearly a full nigh cushion (the most points available on a race night are 62!). Bossard has four wins in seven events this summer. Santee is a single winner, that coming on July 13. Dave Airgood, currently third, got the win on June 15th. Airgood’s deficit to the leader is 96 points. Defending champion Kyle Zimmerman is fourth with Matt Latta fifth. Jason Genco, who won opening night (his only appearance this year), is the only other winner this season. Zimmerman has not yet made it to Victory Lane in ’18.
June 29th winner Troy Johnson leads the pack in the Bonnell’s Collision Center E-Mod standings, by 24 points over defending champion and May 25 winner Gary Eicher. Many time champion Joel Watson is third, 26 markers behind Eicher. Watson is the leading winner of the season with four triumphs, including the last race contested, July 13. Two time former champion Percy McDonald is fourth but has yet to score a win in the current season. 2012 Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year Casey Bowers scored his first-ever “open” E-Mod feature win on July 6 and is currently fifth in points.
Paul Schreckengost is the leading Campbell’s Mini Storage Street Stock winner and leads the points by 35 over Mike Clark. Schreckengost has three wins on the season, including the last two in a row, while Clark’s Best finish has been a second on opening night. Tim Deutsch, with a win June 29, trails Clark by 66 points. Darr Diegelman and Garrett Calvert round out the top five. Pat Fielding got the opening night win and Curtis Bish also has a win.
Steve Haefke heads up the Sunnyside Farm Transit Inc Mini Stocks by the slimmest of margins, ONE point over Dillon Speer. Reigning champion Joe Campbell is 24 points out of the lead with Zach Downes and Justin Bailey filling out the top five.
Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Route 7 in the town of Monroe Center, OH and races every Friday night May — September. Racing begins at 7:30 PM every Friday. General admission for this special event is our normal of $10 and children 7-14 admitted for $5 each. Kids 6 and under are always free. NO PETS are admitted to the track! Fan and pit gates open at 5:30 PM. Pit admission is $25 with minimum age 18. Children under 18 admitted with a “Minor Release” form available at pit gate that must be filled out by a parent accompanying the youth. Raceday information is available at (440) 594-2222. The track maintains a website at www.raceway7.com.