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Monroe Center, OH (September 2, 2020): With the 2020 racing season shortened by the Covid-19 virus, management of Raceway 7 has decided to extend the season. Although points racing ended last week with champions in all six divisions decided, each feature on Saturday September 5th will pay the regular purse and have starting line-ups determined in the regular fashion. The evening will be topped off by a giant fireworks display by Gibson of Titusville.
The RUSH Late Models will contest their usual 20-lap feature with all the regular competitors competing, led by 2020 champion Matt Latta. Latta won two features, July 17th and 24th. Runner-up Breyton Santee, the winner August 7, will likely be in contention as well as former champions Kyle Zimmerman, without a win this season, and Darrell Bossard, the August 14 winner. July 3 winner Jason Genco is also expected to attend. Latta went to Victory Lane twice during the regular season. Joe Long picked up the win July 31st and John Waters won on August 21st in his first-ever visit to Raceway 7. Josh Ferry picked up the opening night win in his second-ever RUSH Late Model start.
Brent Rhebergen was the 2020 E-Mod champion over 2019 champion and three-time 2020 winner Mike Kinney, many-time champion Joel Watson and two-time 2020 winner, Dennis Lunger the opening night winner, and Josh McDonald. Rhebergen won two features on the way to the championship. Casey Bowers won the August 7 feature.
Nate Young was a first-time champion in the Economod division over August 7 winner Dustin Demattia, Matt Alexander (the June 26 winner), Zack Lenart (opening night winner), and Jarett Young (July 3rd winner) . Nate Young was a two time victor on his way to the season’s championship title. Jeremy Double, Mitchell Wright, and Bill Watson also won features.
Street Stocks were led by opening night winner Paul Davis, Joe Stajnrajh, winner of his first-ever feature on June 26, finished second in the standings. Defending champion Pat Fielding, winner August 7, was third with former champion Ed Bolyard fourth, and Gary Miller fifth. Jason Black and Shane Applebee also won features in 2020.
The RUSH Modifieds will not be in action this week.
Jessica Harvey went to Victory Lane three times on her way to the Mini Stock championship over four-time winner Mark Lawrence. Zoey Gill, although not a feature winner, consistently finished well enough to earn third-place honors for the season. Dalton Speer was fourth, with no wins, and Emily Stoyer, with her first-ever win on August 21st, was fifth. Pat Hanlon scored the win July 24th.
The September Shootout is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, a 50-lap feature for the Super Late Models paying $5,000 to win. Supporting events will include a $2,000 to win feature for E-Mods, $700 to win for the RUSH Sprints, and $350 to win for Mini Stocks. A practice session will be held on Friday, September 11. The season will conclude Friday, October 2 with the annual “Great Lakes 50”, paying $12,000 to win in a 50-lap event for the Lucas Oil Super Late Model Series.
Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90, on Ohio Route 7, just south of Monroe Center (and Bushnell), Ohio. The street address is 4094 Center Rd (there is no mail delivery at this address). For more information on race day, call 440-594-2222. Gates will open at 5:30 PM for both pits and grandstands. General admission for all fans is $10. Pit admission is $25 for all ages.