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09/18/06


Sprints? Wayne County Speedway? 2007?

Orrville, OH ---- Wayne County Speedway’s 2006 edition of the Chase to the Championship is complete along with the special events and the management of the 3/8 mile dirt banked oval are already hard at work making plans for the 2007 racing season that promises even more special promotions for race fans and teams as the schedule is now being assembled that will give race fans more bang for their buck. One of the main areas being looked at is whether or not more Sprint Car shows will be added.
“We’re not stopping to catch our breath,” stated Ernie Coffman, promoter of WCS. “Even though the 2006 season is over we’re already working on the 2007 season and the staff is already hard at work implementing some interesting projects for next year. I think our fans and drivers will be surprised, pleasantly surprised with what we have in store for next season and I think the track sponsors will be thrilled.”
One area being looked at long and hard is whether or not more Sprint Car shows will be added next year. “Despite losing our two Sprint Car sanctioned shows earlier this year due to rainy weather our Sprint Car show at the end of the year was very successful,” said Tina Heil, WCS General Manager. “The fan response was also very encouraging so we did a survey during the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash over Labor Day weekend and it initially appears support for Sprint Cars is definitely there.”
“We are doing additional research and a marketing feasibility study on whether or not to bring Sprint Cars in more often in 2007 and we would like to hear from race fans and Sprint Car teams on whether or not they would support this. We encourage everyone to call or email us. We’ve put a survey on the Wayne County Speedway website that people can utilize to make their opinion known.”
Track management is already working on special promotions for race fans and teams for 2007. “We’re happy to announce that Lehman Motorsports Services will be back in a more proactive role and initial plans are already being looked at, implemented and researched,” added Heil. “The kids, our younger fans, will be thrilled with what is in store for them next year, starting with, but not limited, to a WCS Kid’s Club. We’re also working on more promotions for the race fans and sponsors. It’s our goal to make race night at Wayne County Speedway the best bargain in the Buckeye state.”
“And the most fun race track to attend.”
With the current racing season over track management is now also working on details for the WCS Awards Banquet where the champions, top ten finishers in points and Rookie of the Year winners will be recognized and honored on January 13, 2007 at the Ashland University Convocation Center in Ashland, OH. Additional details will be released soon.
“We also want to thank the media for all the excellent coverage this past season,” commented Heil. “We had unprecedented mainstream media coverage through daily and weekly newspapers in a five or six county area. The track hasn’t had that kind of mainstream coverage, and so much of it each week, since the 1980’s. We also have to thank the various racing publications for their ardent support of the track as well as several radio programs, both locally and national for supporting Wayne County Speedway this year. All of this tremendous media coverage was a real boon to the track, our drivers and especially the track and driver sponsors.”
“And we can’t forget to thank CNN for including Wayne County Speedway in the Dirt Track Warriors documentary that aired this past July.”

WCS 2006 REVIEW:
During the 2006 racing season several major sanctioned events were scheduled. Unfortunately two Sprint Car shows, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the Ohio Sprint Speedweek race sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions both fell to inclement weather. The non-sanctioned Open Wheel Madness Sprint Car race held on August 26 went to Brandon Miller who scored his career first feature win.
In special Super Late Model events held Chub Frank won the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Buckeye Classic 50 race on May 6 while Rick Aukland won the non-sanctioned 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial on September 2 and Rick Bond won the Freedom Fighters 50 on September 4.
In support division wins during the special events Travis Mensching won the Pure Stock main event during the May 6 World of Outlaws Late Model Series event while Josh Morrow won both Mini Stock features during the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial and the Freedom Fighters 50. Pure Stock winners for those two events went to Verne Siegrist and Brad Channell.
In the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Family Dash race during the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial Kenny Jacobs took the victory.
The 2006 points chase that is dubbed the Chase to the Championship was a hitley contested season-long battle that brought fans back week after week.
In the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Model division Jason Flory nailed down his career first point championship by winning four feature races and accumulating 1190 points over runner-up Charlie Duncan (1118) followed closely by Clint Coffman, Ryan Markham, Chet Alexander, J.R. Gentry, Blaine Aber, Rick Bond, Dave Hornikel and Wes Morrison, Jr. In addition to Flory’s four feature wins, Duncan scored two wins with single wins going to Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Chet Alexander, Ryan Markham and Keith Berner.
In the Cashland Modifieds former Late Model driver Kyle Brown scored the championship title with 1212 markers over Bruce Jennings (1124) followed by Matt Shroyer, Barry Jacobs, Rory Reed. David Liles, Ron Miller, Allan Baker, David Bodkins and Brandon Morrow. Brown won the championship in dominating fashion with six feature wins. Rob Stambaugh scored two wins with single victories going to Mike Lonas, Joel Watson, David Liles and Barry Jacobs.
Troy Anderson claimed another division title by winning the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks championship in a hotly contested battle. Anderson, who accumulated 1210 points, won the point championship by a 10-point margin over Fred Snyder (1200) followed by Todd Werntz, Brad Channell, Chad Craver, Randy Nisley, Travis Mensching, Donna Canode, Rich Frame and Shawn Wassam. Anderson won two feature events with Brad Channell leading the way with five victories with Travis Mensching and Brandon Gardner each getting two wins and a single feature win copped by Frank Oriti.
Ed Ray locked up his first season championship title in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks division with 1118 points over runner-up Cody Rinard who scored 1080 markers followed by Charlie Ray, Neil Nisly, Mitch Reichard, Matt Wohlford, Bo Yarnell, Steve Miller, John Raber and Chad Young. Josh Morrow and Dale Beckett, Jr., led in the wins department with three victories each with Mike Snyder taking two wins and single victories going to Neil Nisly, Ed Ray and Charlie Ray.
In the Rookie of the Year chase in each weekly division rookie titles went to Trevor Phillips in the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models. Phillips finished 12th in the final point standings. Nick Smith scored rookie honors in the Cashland Modified division with a 13th place point finish in the final run down while Tom Fultz was crowned rookie of the year in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks division finishing 23rd in points with young gun Chad Young taking rookie laurels in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock division after finishing tenth in the final season point tally.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net. For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Wayne County & Hilltop Join Forces For Weekend Extravaganza

Orrville, OH --- Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH this weekend when both tracks join forces for three consecutive days of Super Late Model racing that will bring some of the midwest’s top drivers together in north central Ohio for three separate programs and a big money payoff. Wayne County Speedway will run two separate events on Friday and Saturday September 1 & 2 while Hilltop Speedway will move from it’s regular Friday night slot to Sunday September 3 for an extra money special event.
“I’m excited that we have three days of local racing where we don’t have to travel hours away from home and our local fan base can follow us all three nights like a mini-traveling series,” commented driver George ‘The General’ Lee. Lee competes in his Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #21 sponsored by Cowen Trucklines, Bert Transmission, Brazwell Carb, Brad Penn & Afco Racing Products.
“And we have two local tracks, finally, after all these years, finally working together. We’ve said it for years as racers, why can’t more tracks do this? This will be a plus for everybody. We’ll be at Wayne County for two nights, plus they have that bonus and I can’t wait to take it home (laughs)! And then to Hilltop which is a great racy track and I can’t wait to get down there.”
Lee isn’t alone in expressing his pleasure that there will be a full weekend of racing for increased purses and exposure without traveling across the state or out-of-state. “ Yes, I like the idea that the tracks are working together,” stated Flyin’ Ryan Markham, a multi-titled WCS champion who is currently leading the Hilltop Speedway point chase. Markham drives the Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #5m sponsored by Biscotti’s Restaurant, Stu’s Place & Dor Lo Pizza. “I wish all three of the local tracks could do stuff together. I wish that we had more $2,000 to win races in the area.”
“One good thing to see is there is two local tracks working together and that’s great for the local racers,” added Doug Drown, who has wins at both tracks this season. Drown drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks/ Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12. “Now we don’t have to drive three or four hours for a bigger race. For us to have this much money up for grabs this close to home is great. Hopefully the owners will keep working together.”
And then there is the matter of the $25,000 bonus going to the driver who can win at WCS on Friday & Saturday nights. In addition to the $2,500 and $5,000 payoffs each night, if one driver can pull off two wins this weekend at WCS they will collect the Orry Wirt Memorial $25,000 Driver Challenge and all drivers are taking note of that fact.
“My chances are just as good as anyone else’s,” said Lee. “When you pull into Wayne County you have to have your game on, you have to be focused and be ready. You cannot have mistakes. It’s going to be some action packed racing. You put that big of a carrot in front of us and were going after that carrot. It will be an awesome weekend for the fans and I can’t wait.”
“As far as the 25k bones I have been running in top three or four all year,” commented Markham who, like Drown, has scored wins at both tracks this summer. “My chances are good. I am going to run this weekend like any other that we race though.”
“We have a good team obviously, especially the crew and I think we have good confidence, we run well at both tracks,” said Drown. “Now it’s a matter of showing up and being on our ‘A’ game that night. Hopefully things will work out and we’ll get a win or two.”
WCS presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale and a special autograph session with drivers like Blaine Aber, Doug Drown, Clint Coffman, Eric Smitley & many, many others.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program, the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge where if one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, we’re going to have a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.
Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.
On Sunday September 3 Hilltop Speedway will present the Sunday Sizzler featuring a 35-lap, $2,500 to win main event for Super Late Models along with support divisions Modifieds, Mini Stocks and Mini Trucks. Gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 6:00 PM. Hilltop, which just opened this past spring after 31 years of being dormant, will have extra parking and grandstand seating in place for the Sunday Sizzler.
But that’s not all! On Saturday the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in addition to one lucky fan taking home a 1974 Corvette. “It’s a 1974 classic big block 454 T-top Corvette and she’s worth about $25,000 - $28,000,” explained Ernie Coffman, owner of WCS and Coffman Corvette. “Its got new paint, new interior, new brakes, new tires and the nice part of this is a lot of people got on board and fixed us up with the stuff to restore it.”
A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Saturday September 2 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.
Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.
You can pick up specially priced pre-sale weekend tickets for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash Labor Day blitz. Presale tickets are available during the week by calling the track office between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm at 419-522-8761. PRE-SALE: 2 day Adult General Admission is $30; 2 day Senior Citizens is $25; Children 15 & Under Free. Tickets at the gate the day of the event:
Adult General Admission $18; Senior Citizens $15; Children 15 & Under Free; Pit Passes $30 each night.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net or visit the WCS website at: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
For Sunday’s Sunday Sizzler Super Late Model race grandstand tickets will be adult general admission $15, children 15 & under free and pits $30 for this special event. Hilltop Speedway is located three miles South of Millersburg Ohio on County Road 150. County Road 150 is located at the US Highway 62 and Ohio Highway 83 split. For more information contact Hilltop Speedway promoter Jeff Norris at 330.674.6747 (track) or 419.962.4548 (office) or visit the Hilltop website at: www.hilltopspeedway.net

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WCS’ Faster Pastor Finale To Get International TV Coverage Friday

Orrville, OH --- The grand finale for the Faster Pastor races will be held Friday September 1 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH as part of the two-day Inaugural Summer Sizzler weekend extravaganza and in addition to crowning the 2006 Faster Pastor Champion the event will be covered by a television production company based in England. In addition to the Faster Pastor championship finale for the season, the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial headlining the Super Late Models will also be held that night.
IMG Media, an international company based in London, England will be on hand with a production crew to film and interview participants for their upcoming Leap Of Faith documentary that looks at the relationship between sports and religion.
“Leap of Faith will look at the relationship between religion and sport, and we touch upon several topics such as soccer in the UK, as well as boxing, athletics and also your speed way event,” explained James Rowat, a producer for IMG Media. “The program is fronted by the athlete Michael Johnson who guides us on a spiritual journey through this topic, and assesses the role religion plays in sport.”
“The program will air in the UK in November. At this point we have filmed a couple of Soccer players in the UK, Gavin Peacock and Richard Rufus, and we hope to get a few more athletes ‘in the can’.”
Friday’s Faster Pastor season finale will consist of the top two finishers in the previous three Faster Pastor races held throughout the summer. Among those pastors who will be competing for the title include Russ Ward of the Stewart Road Church of God, Mansfield; Dean Hammond of the Parkview Church of Christ, Wooster; Bob Hines of the Holmesville Church of Christ, Holmesville; Ed Frederick of the St. Paul Community Church; Brian Phillips of the Wyandot Freewill Baptist, Mansfield and Jonatan Rumburg of the First Christian Church, Wadsworth.
The pastors’ race in Mini Stock racecars provided to them by WCS competitors. Race fans attending donate food items designated for their favorite pastor and the pastors are lined up for the race in order of the amount of donated food items they each receive.
Also on tap Friday night will be the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a 40-lap $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and a special autograph session with drivers like Blaine Aber, Doug Drown, Clint Coffman, Eric Smitley & many, many others.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program, the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge where if one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, we’re going to have a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.
Tickets at the gate the day of the event are Adult General Admission $18; Senior Citizens $15; Children 15 & Under Free; Pit Passes $30 each night.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net or visit the WCS website at: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

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WCS Division Point Champions & Rookies of the Year Named

Orrville, OH ---- Wayne County Speedway’s 2006 edition of the Chase to the Championship was completed last weekend and 2006 point champions in four weekly divisions were decided in addition to the Rookie of the Year winners. Taking the point championships in their respective divisions were Jason Flory in the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Kyle Brown in the Cashland Modifieds, Troy Anderson in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Ed Ray in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks. The champions, top ten finishers in points and Rookie of the Year winners will be recognized and honored by the Orrville, OH 3/8 mile banked dirt track on January 13, 2007 at the Ashland University Convocation Center in Ashland, OH for the annual WCS Awards Banquet.
In the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Model division Jason Flory nailed down his career first point championship by winning four feature races and accumulating 1190 points over runner-up Charlie Duncan (1118) followed closely by Clint Coffman, Ryan Markham, Chet Alexander, J.R. Gentry, Blaine Aber, Rick Bond, Dave Hornikel and Wes Morrison, Jr. In addition to Flory’s four feature wins, Duncan scored two wins with single wins going to Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Chet Alexander, Ryan Markham and Keith Berner.
In the Cashland Modifieds former Late Model driver Kyle Brown scored the championship title with 1212 markers over Bruce Jennings (1124) followed by Matt Shroyer, Barry Jacobs, Rory Reed. David Liles, Ron Miller, Allan Baker, David Bodkins and Brandon Morrow. Brown won the championship in dominating fashion with six feature wins. Rob Stambaugh scored two wins with single victories going to Mike Lonas, Joel Watson, David Liles and Barry Jacobs.
Troy Anderson claimed another division title by winning the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks championship in a hotly contested battle. Anderson, who accumulated 1210 points, won the point championship by a 10-point margin over Fred Snyder (1200) followed by Todd Werntz, Brad Channell, Chad Craver, Randy Nisley, Travis Mensching, Donna Canode, Rich Frame and Shawn Wassam. Anderson won two feature events with Brad Channell leading the way with five victories with Travis Mensching and Brandon Gardner each getting two wins and a single feature win copped by Frank Oriti.
Ed Ray locked up his first season championship title in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks division with 1118 points over runner-up Cody Rinard who scored 1080 markers followed by Charlie Ray, Neil Nisly, Mitch Reichard, Matt Wohlford, Bo Yarnell, Steve Miller, John Raber and Chad Young. Josh Morrow and Dale Beckett, Jr., led in the wins department with three victories each with Mike Snyder taking two wins and single victories going to Neil Nisly, Ed Ray and Charlie Ray.
In the Rookie of the Year chase in each weekly division rookie titles went to Trevor Phillips in the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models. Phillips finished 12th in the final point standings. Nick Smith scored rookie honors in the Cashland Modified division with a 13th place point finish in the final run down while Tom Fultz was crowned rookie of the year in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks division finishing 23rd in points with young gun Chad Young taking rookie laurels in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock division after finishing tenth in the final season point tally.
All the drivers will be honored on January 13, 2007 at the Ashland University Convocation Center in Ashland, OH for the annual WCS Awards Banquet. Banquet ticket information will be released by track management in the coming weeks.

WCS 2006 Final Point Standings
Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models
1.Jason Flory 1190
2.Charlie Duncan 1118
3.Clint Coffman 1032
4.Ryan Markham 1028
5.Chet Alexander 980
6.J.R. Gentry 958
7.Blaine Aber 940
8.Rick Bond 894
9.Dave Hornikel 874
10.Wes Morrison Jr 844

Cashland Modifieds
1.Kyle Brown 1212
2.Bruce Jennings 1124
3.Matt Shroyer 1098
4.Barry Jacobs 1088
5.Rory Reed 1076
6.David Liles 1018
7.Ron Miller 904
8.Allan Baker 846
9.David Bodkins 832
10.Brandon Morrow 830

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
1.Troy Anderson 1210
2.Fred Snyder 1200
3.Todd Werntz 1150
4.Brad Channell 1146
5.Chad Craver 1080
6.Randy Nisley 1038
7.Travis Mensching 1020
8.Donna Canode 996
9.Rich Frame 988
10.Shawn Wassam 974

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks
1.Ed Ray 1118
2.Cody Rinard 1080
3.Charlie Ray 1058
4.Neil Nisly 1020
5.Mitch Reichard 978
6.Matt Wohlford 922
7.Bo Yarnell 912
8.Steve Miller 892
9.John Raber 842
10.Chad Young 822

There is one more weekend left for Wayne County Speedway teams and fans. Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH this weekend when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.
You can pick up specially priced pre-sale weekend tickets for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash Labor Day blitz. Presale tickets are available during the week by calling the track office between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm at 419-522-8761. PRE-SALE: 2 day Adult General Admission is $30; 2 day Senior Citizens is $25; Children 15 & Under Free. Tickets at the gate the day of the event:
Adult General Admission $18; Senior Citizens $15; Children 15 & Under Free; Pit Passes $30 each night.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net. For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Miller Conquers Sprints, Brown & Anderson Win Season Champ Races At WCS

Orrville, OH --- Last Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway Sprint Cars returned along with the Modifieds in what WCS termed Open Wheel Madness night. The Pure Stocks were also in action and when the final checkered flag waved for the evening it was Jamie Miller of Fostoria, OH pulling out the win in the Armstrong Utilities Sprint Cars with Kyle Brown of Wooster, OH taking the season championship win in the Cashland Modifieds and Troy Anderson of Lodi, OH taking the victory in the season championship race for the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks.
When the green flag waved over the field of winged Sprint Cars polesitter Jason Dolick brought the field around to the flagstand but when the pack of open wheeled cars blasted off the second turn it was Jamie Miller in the lead with fourth starting Jamie Martin immediately slipping into second with Nick Mulheim following into third and Dolick in fourth. During the early stages Dolick and Aaron Shaffer went at each other side-by-side battling for fourth with Shaffer taking hold of that position on lap six as leaders Miller, Martin and Mulheim began to pull away from the field with a high-flying Nick Patterson on the move and reeling in Dolick in a bid for fifth that was eradicated on lap 10 when Patterson brought out the yellow flag.
On the restart Dolick found a quick groove and darted into third and mounted a challenge against Martin for second with Mulheim getting into the battle as Chuck Wilson jumped into the high groove and began picking off cars as he marched into fourth late in the race before grabbing the crowd’s attention as Wilson make a banzai last lap move on Martin for second as Miller led the field to the checkered flag. Following Miller was Martin, Wilson, Mulheim, Dolick, Bill Underwood, Aaron Middaugh, Nick Patterson, Butch Beasley and BJ Haudenschild.
In the ultra-competitive Cashland Modified season championship feature event the ‘Kyle Brown Show’ was once again in reruns as Brown dominated the season championship main event leading every lap for the not only the championship race but the season point championship as well driving his Wyss Appaloosa Show Horses, One Call Digital Design, Jim's Auto Center, Dari-Land of Wooster Hassey Chassis/Mark White Engines #41.
But the main event was not without it’s moments as there was plenty of action right behind Brown. When the green dropped it was Brown and fifth starting Allan Baker taking command of the first lap over David Liles, Charlie Duncan, Barry Jacobs and Bruce Jennings. By Lap 10 Brown was still in command with Liles, Jacobs and Jennings in tow before Jacobs moved into second on lap 18 as Brown led the field to the championship and the checkers over Jacobs, Liles, Jennings, Matt Shroyer, Brandon Morrow, Dean Alexander, Rory Reed, Nick Smith.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks it look like recent dominator Brad Channell would continue his dominance as he took the immediate lead in the season championship main event but that ended on the third lap when Troy Anderson took the lead from Channell powering off turn two with Todd Werntz following and taking second. Soon after Channel began experiencing problems as Fred Snyder and Chad Craver passed for third and fourth. By the midpoint Jim Nicely was entertaining the crowd with lap after lap of side by side action as Anderson took command and the win over Werntz , Snyder, Frank Oriti, Craver, Randy Nisley, Don Baney, Jr., Donna Canode, John Swinehart and Verne Siegrist
Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend.
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win, 40-lap main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. If the Friday night Super Late Model winner wins Saturday night as well, that driver will earn a $25,000 bonus. Also on the card that night will be the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer in the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday August 26, 2006
RESULTS
Armstrong Utilities Sprint Cars:
Heat: Chuck Wilson, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Aaron Shaffer, Aaron Middaugh, BJ Haudenschild, Bill Ault
Heat: Jamie Miller, Jamie Martin, Nick Mulheim, Butch Beasley, Bill Underwood, Danny Mumaw
Feature: Jamie Miller, Jamie Martin, Chuck Wilson, Nick Mulheim, Jason Dolick, Bill Underwood, Aaron Middaugh, Nick Patterson, Butch Beasley, BJ Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Bill Ault, Aaron Shaffer

CASHLAND Modifieds
Heat 1
Mitchell Lam, Matt Shroyer, Dean Alexander, Brandon Morrow, David Bodkins, R. Bruce Miller, Rory Reed, Nick Smith, Matt Aber, Ernest Scott, Steve Reed
Dash:
1. Kyle Brown 2. Barry Jacobs 3. David Liles 4. KEVIN POTTS 5. Allan Baker 6. Bruce Jennings
A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Barry Jacobs 3. David Liles 4. Bruce Jennings 5. Matt Shroyer 7. Brandon Morrow 8. Dean Alexander 9. Rory Reed 10. Nick Smith 11. David Bodkins 12. Mitchell Lam 13. R. Bruce Miller 14. Matt Aber 15. KEVIN POTTS 16. Steve Reed 17. Ernest Scott 19. Allan Baker

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Frank Oriti 2. Travis Mensching 3. Donna (Gentry) Canode 4. Paul Holmes 5. Verne Siegrist 7. Paul Whitten 8. Ron Hixenbaugh 9. Dan Tuttle
Heat 2
2. Don Baney, Jr. 3. Shawn Wassam 4. John Swinehart 5. John Sutherland 6. JOHN HOLMES 7. Josh Robinson 9. Mike Stringer 10. Rich Frame
Heat 3
1. Brad Channell 2. Troy Anderson 3. Todd Werntz 4. Fred Snyder 5. Randy Nisley 6. Chad Craver 7. Mike Duncan
B-Main 1
2. Rich Frame 3. Paul Whitten 5. Mike Stringer 6. Ron Hixenbaugh 7. Dan Tuttle 8. Josh Robinson 9. JOHN HOLMES 10. Todd Swim
A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Todd Werntz 3. Fred Snyder 4. Frank Oriti 5. Chad Craver 6. Randy Nisley 7. Don Baney, Jr. 8. Donna (Gentry) Canode 9. John Swinehart 10. Verne Siegrist 11. Shawn Wassam 12. John Sutherland 13. Rich Frame 14. Paul Whitten 15. Paul Holmes 17. Travis Mensching 19. Brad Channell


FLORY SCORES WIN & CHAMPIONSHIP, TWO RAY’S WIN AT WCS

Orrville, OH --- Glory and bragging rights were on the line last Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and when the smoke cleared it was Jason Flory of Creston, OH taking not only the Season Championship feature win but Flory also nailed down his career first points championship title by locking up the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models feature win while Charlie Ray of Apple Creek, OH drove to victory in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks Season Championship race with Ed Ray of Wooster, OH clinching the Mini Stock point championship title.
After two false starts flagman Ed Frederick’s green flag waved over the starting field with pole sitter Flory taking the lead over Wayne Maffett, Jr., Charlie Duncan, Brad Malcuit, fast qualifier Don Gross and Clint Coffman. As the ultra-fast field started gaining momentum Flory established command of the lead while ninth starting Doug Drown began to assault the racing surface by passing Rick Bond and Coffman on lap four for seventh followed by Drown swooping by Gross and Malcuit for fifth. On lap 11 Duncan passed Maffett for second who subsequently slowed and pitted while Coffman and Eric Myers blistered the track side by side for several laps.
With Flory remaining in front Drown began reeling in Duncan when a lap 16 caution for J.R. Gentry tightened the field. When the green dropped Flory, Duncan and Drown pulled away while Myers slugged it out for seventh and eighth starting Ryan Markham made his way to fourth. A lap 21 caution for debris set up a four-lap shoot-out that saw Duncan get by Flory several times until Flory was able to take command with a lap to go and hold on for his fourth win of the season over Duncan, Drown, Ryan Markham, Malcuit, Myers, Gross, Berner, Bond and Blaine Aber.
“This is great, we worked so hard for this,” stated a jubilant Flory in victory lane after climbing to the roof of his car in celebration. Flory won driving his Joe McIllvaine Trucking, Medina Mountain Motors, Ray’s Garage, Donnie Moran Racing sponsored Mastersbilt Race Car/SMS Engines #02. “I am dedicating this championship and this season to my father (Harold Flory) who passed away last fall. He was with me all year and helped me win. I also have to thank (wife) Kristin, my Mom, my crew chief Paul McVicker and of course Joe McIllvaine and Donnie Moran.”
Winning the dash was Duncan with heat wins going to Bond and Markham while Gentry won the B Main.
When the main event for the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock season championship feature race took flight it was ‘Magic Shoes’ Mike Snyder threading the needle through the field making the action four-wide at times as the competitive field waged war for the checkered flag with Neil Nisley making several bold attempts to take the lead but when it was all said and done it was Charlie Ray of Apple Creek, OH taking the popular win over a hard charging Cody Rinard, Steve Miller, Neil Nisly, Ed Ray, Mitch Reichard, Jeff Thiel, Jason Thiel and John Raber.
“This was fun,” stated winner Charlie Ray. “But I always have fun. We’ll be back in two weeks with the Late Models and try and get some of that extra money that will be on the line. Ray won in his Escort GT #1 sponsored by Ogle’s Auto Sales.
By virtue of his fifth place finish ‘Fast Eddie’ Ray of Wooster, OH wrapped up the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock point championship in his Smythe Cramer (Gloria Braun), Honeytown Auto, Advance Auto, MJC Enterprises-sponsored Escort GT #2. “I don’t know what to say, driving tonight in someone else’s car is really weird,” stated Ray who was driving Dale Beckett’s #8. “I am just so thankful to be here and win the points, that’s what we were after all year and it couldn’t happen at a better place.”
Winning the heat was Rinard with Miller winning the dash.
Next Saturday night August 26, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway Sprint Cars will return along with the Modifieds in what WCS has termed Open Wheel Madness night. The Mini Stocks will also be in action. The Sprint Cars will be taking the place of the weekly Super Late Model show that night. The Sprints will be running a 25-lap feature race for $1,200 to win and $200 to start for the 20-car starting field. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday August 19, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models
Heat 1
1. Rick Bond 2. Doug Drown 4. Chet Alexander 5. Keith Berner 6. JR Gentry 7. Eric Smitley 8. Wes Morrison Jr 9. Dave Wirt 10. Jeremy Canada 11. Ryan Bradshaw 12. Dave Hornikel
Heat 2
1. Ryan Markham 2. Blaine Aber 3. Eric Myers 4. Justin Chance 5. Rocky Owens 6. Randy Scott 7. Eric Eicholtz 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Hans Grossniklaus 10. Al Farris
Dash
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Jason Flory 3. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 4. Brad Malcuit 5. Clint Coffman 6. Don Gross
B-Main 1
1. JR Gentry 2. Randy Scott 3. Wes Morrison Jr 4. Dave Wirt 5. Eric Smitley 7. Trevor Phillips 8. Ryan Bradshaw 10. Eric Eicholtz 11. Al Farris 12. Jeremy Canada 13. Hans Grossniklaus

A-Main (Feature)
1. Jason Flory 2. Charlie Duncan 3. Doug Drown 4. Ryan Markham 5. Brad Malcuit 6. Eric Myers 7. Don Gross 8. Keith Berner 9. Rick Bond 10. Blaine Aber 11. Clint Coffman 12. Dave Wirt 13. Wes Morrison Jr 14. Chet Alexander 16. JR Gentry 17. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 18. Rocky Owens 19. Dave Hornikel 20. Justin Chance 21. Randy Scott

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks
Heat 1
1. Cody Rinard 2. Mitch Reichard 3. Ed Ray 4. Jason Thiel 5. Alan Summers 7. John Raber 8. Stanley White, Jr. 9. Jeff Thiel 10. Willard Bo Yarnell 11. Wendell Miller 12. Wayne Newbury 13. Bryan Baker, Sr.
Dash
1. Steve Miller 2. Charlie Ray 3. Matt Wohlford 4. Jeremy Hudson 5. Neil Nisly 6. Chad Young

A-Main (Feature)
1. Charlie Ray 2. Cody Rinard 3. Steve Miller 4. Neil Nisly 5. Ed Ray 6. Mitch Reichard 8. Jeff Thiel 9. Jason Thiel 10. John Raber 11. Jeremy Hudson 12. Alan Summers 13. Willard Bo Yarnell 14. Wendell Miller 15. Wayne Newbury 16. Bryan Baker, Sr. 17. Stanley White, Jr. 18. Matt Wohlford 19. Chad Young


Sprint Cars Headline With Mod & Pure Stock Championships At WCS

Orrville, OH --- Sprint Cars will return to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH on Saturday August 26 along with the Modifieds in what WCS has termed Open Wheel Madness night at the Orrville, OH 3/8 mile banked oval. Along with the headlining Sprint Cars it will also be the Season Championships for the Cashland Modifieds and the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks.
“With the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models already having that night off we thought we’d put on a Sprint Car show,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “The Sprint Cars will be taking the place of our weekly Super Late Model show that night. The Sprints will be running a 25-lap feature race for $1,200 to win and $200 to start for the 20-car starting field.”
The Sprint Cars will not be required to run a transponder that night since they are not a weekly division. The Sprint Car program will be set up by a pill draw.
Battling for the WCS point championships and bragging rights in the two support divisions will be a strong contingent of Cashland Modified drivers led by the top ten in points featuring Kyle Brown, Bruce Jennings, Matt Shroyer, Rory Reed, Barry Jacobs, David Liles, Larry Kugel, Ron Miller, Allan Baker and Ricky Wolford.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks Brad Channell leads the way in season points over Fred Snyder, Troy Anderson, Todd Werntz, Chad Craver, Travis Mensching, Randy Nisley, Todd Swim, Rich Frame and Donna Canode.
Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Pit are $25.00. There is no entry fee.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Duncan, Brown, Channell, Morrow Revisit Victory Lane at WCS
By Ryan Pearson/Lehman Motorsports Services

ORRVILLE, Ohio – Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH it was familiar faces returning to victory lane as the winners in each division once again took the competition to the whipping post with repeat victories. Veteran racer and former track champion Chargin’ Charlie Duncan of Millersburg, OH visited victory lane for the second time this season in the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Model division with young gun Josh Morrow of Fredricksburg, OH nailing down his third win in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks while powerhouse drivers Kyle Brown of Wooster, OH in the Cashland Modifieds and Brad Channell of Akron, OH in the Thrifty Muffler Pure Stocks continued their dominance by scoring their fifth wins of the season respectively.
In the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models Ryan Markham and Charlie Duncan let the field to the green flag. Markham took the early lead but Duncan slipped past running in the high groove on the second lap. Duncan would try to stretch his lead as Jason Flory, Rocky Owens and Clint Coffman tried to chase him down. Flory worked the high side of the race track as he tailed Duncan around the track. As the laps clicked away Owens lurked as he quietly stalked the top two drivers. A caution for Eric Smitley on lap 23 compressed the field and on the restart Duncan stayed plastered to the bottom not giving an inch to Flory or Owens. Ready for a no holds barred shoot out on to the end. On lap 24, another caution would fly for tough luck Owens who would retire for the night with mechanical trouble as he was holding off multi-track champion Markham for third place. Duncan knew he had a pair of hard chargers nipping at the bumper of this race car as Flory and Markham fired off at the drop of the green flag. It was to no avail as Duncan covered the competition for his second win of the year in his American Payroll Advance, Ken Adams Trucking, Santmyer Oil, Eddlebulute Garage #17 Mastersbilt chassis. Flory, Markham, Coffman and Randy Scott rounded out the top five.
“The car was real easy to drive tonight; we went back to what worked for us a couple of weeks ago” stated a very upbeat Duncan after the races. “The car was a lot of fun and just was easy to drive. Two wins this year? Wow, what can I say?”
Heat race wins went to Randy Scott and Wayne Maffet Jr. Ryan Markham won the dash.
In the Cashland Modifieds it again was the Kyle Brown show, as he jumped to the early lead. Barry Jacobs attempted to pressure Brown by trying to duck under him in the corners. Brown easily pulled away for his fifth win of the year, and fourth in a row. Jacobs, Matt Shroyer, Bruce Jennings and twelfth starting Brandon Morrow rounded out the top five.
Heat race wins went to Matt Shroyer and Kevin Potts. Kyle Brown won the dash.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks Fred Snyder jumped out front to lead the first lap. That’s all he officially led as Brad Channel powered past Snyder to take control of the race on the second circuit. Channel would stretch his lead by the eleventh lap, but a late caution would bunch the field back up. On the restart Snyder got a great jump on the outside of Channel but the lap would not be recorded as another caution would fly. That turned out great for Channel as he never relinquished the lead from there. Snyder, Chad Craver, Todd Werntz and Don Baney rounded out the top five.
Heat race wins went to Donna Gentry Canode and Rich Frame. Brad Channel won the dash.
In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks Josh Morrow and Don Lehman would lead the field to the green flag. Morrow would power to the lead over Lehman, The veteran Jason Theil, Matt Wolford and Charlie Ray. On the twelfth circuit Lehman would retire pit side due to mechanical problems. Morrow, who spent the previous night assembling this race car, tightened all the bolts as it held together for his third win of the year. He was followed to the checker flag by Wolford, Theil, Chad Young and Cody Rinard.
Heat race wins went to Fast Eddie Ray, Charlie Ray. Josh Morrow won the dash.
Next Saturday night August 19, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Back To School Night in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship Season Championship races for the Fultz Fabrications Late Models & the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday August 12, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models
Heat 1
1. Randy Scott 2. Blaine Aber 3. George Lee II 4. Chet Alexander 5. Rick Bond 6. Al Farris 7. Don Gross 8. Terrence Metz 9. Jim Martin 10. JR Gentry
Heat 2
1. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 2. Dave Hornikel 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Wes Morrison Jr 5. Eric Eicholtz 6. Ron Stuart 7. Jeremy Canada 8. Ryan Bradshaw
Dash
1. Ryan Markham 2. Charlie Duncan 3. Jason Flory 4. Rocky Owens 5. Clint Coffman 6. Eric Smitley
B-Main 1
1. Ron Stuart 2. Don Gross 3. JR Gentry 5. Ryan Bradshaw 6. Terrence Metz 7. Al Farris 8. Jeremy Canada

A-Main (Feature)
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Jason Flory 3. Ryan Markham 4. Clint Coffman 5. Randy Scott 6. Blaine Aber 7. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 8. George Lee II 9. Dave Hornikel 10. Trevor Phillips 11. Wes Morrison Jr 12. Eric Eicholtz 13. Rocky Owens 14. Eric Smitley 15. Chet Alexander 16. JR Gentry 17. Rick Bond 18. Don Gross 19. Ron Stuart

CASHLAND Modifieds
Heat 1
1. Matt Shroyer 2. Tom Conley 3. David Bodkins 4. Brandon Morrow 5. Nick Smith 6. Dave Bucher 8. Denny Benjamin
Heat 2
1. KEVIN POTTS 2. Dean Alexander 3. Allan Baker 4. Rory Reed 5. Mitchell Lam 6. Justin Morey 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Steve Reed
Dash
1. Kyle Brown 2. Larry Kugel 3. Barry Jacobs 4. Bruce Jennings 5. Ricky Wolford 6. Jim Nicely

A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Matt Shroyer 4. Bruce Jennings 5. Brandon Morrow 6. KEVIN POTTS 7. Allan Baker 8. Dean Alexander 9. Rory Reed 10. Mitchell Lam 11. Dave Bucher 12. Denny Benjamin 13. R. Bruce Miller 15. Steve Reed 16. David Bodkins 17. Ricky Wolford 18. Justin Morey 19. Tom Conley 20. Nick Smith 21. Jim Nicely

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks

Heat 1
1. Canode 2. Travis Mensching 3. Verne Siegrist 4. Shawn Wassam 5. John Swinehart 6. JOHN HOLMES 7. Jason Rohr 8. Randy Nisley 9. Mike Duncan 10. Mike Stringer
Heat 2
1. Rich Frame 2. Todd Werntz 3. Paul Holmes 4. John Sutherland 5. Tom Fultz 7. Josh Robinson 8. Ron Hixenbaugh 9. Tim Myers
Dash
1. Brad Channell 2. Fred Snyder 3. Don Baney, Jr. 4. Troy Anderson 5. Todd Swim 6. Chad Craver
B-Main 1
2. Randy Nisley 3. Jason Rohr 4. JOHN HOLMES 5. Ron Hixenbaugh 6. Rick Stringer

A-Main (Feature)
1. Brad Channell 2. Fred Snyder 3. Chad Craver 4. Todd Werntz 5. Don Baney, Jr. 6. Todd Swim 7. Verne Siegrist 8. John Swinehart 10. Randy Nisley 11. John Sutherland 12. Travis Mensching 13. Shawn Wassam 14. Donna Canode 16. Tom Fultz 17. Paul Holmes 18. Rich Frame 19. Troy Anderson 20. JOHN HOLMES

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks
Heat 1
1. Ed Ray 2. Patrick Malone 3. Alan Summers 4. Josh Hershberger 5. Steve Miller 6. Jeff Thiel 7. Wendell Miller
Heat 2
1. Charlie Ray 2. Cody Rinard 3. Willard Bo Yarnell 4. John Raber 5. Justin Carter 6. Jim Hudson 7. Wayne Newbury 8. Darrell Taylor
Dash
1. Josh Morrow 2. Don Lehman 3. Matt Wohlford 4. Jason Thiel 5. Chad Young 6. Mitch Reichard

A-Main (Feature)
1. Josh Morrow 2. Matt Wohlford 3. Jason Thiel 4. Chad Young 5. Cody Rinard 6. Charlie Ray 7. Mitch Reichard 8. Steve Miller 9. Alan Summers 10. Jeff Thiel 11. John Raber 12. Ed Ray 13. Josh Hershberger 14. Wendell Miller 15. Justin Carter 16. Wayne Newbury 17. Darrell Taylor 18. Don Lehman 19. Jim Hudson 20. Bo Yarnell 22. Patrick Malone 23. Jeremy Hudson


WCS Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash Discount Pre-Sale Tix On Sale
By Jarrod Lehman/Lehman Motorsports Services

Orrville, OH --- Management at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH have announced a special discount pricing package for the upcoming season finale, the two-day Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash during Friday & Saturday of Labor Day weekend that will be highlighted by two special events, the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial on Friday September 1 followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday September 2. Purchasing pre-sale tickets for both events will result in savings for race fans attending. Both main events for the ‘super’ dirt Late Models will be unsanctioned.
Presale tickets are available for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash at the track on race nights the next two weekends, August 19 & 26 or during the week by calling the track office between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm at 419-522-8761. A 2-day adult general admission ticket for both days is only $30; a 2-day Senior Citizens two-day ticket is $25 and as always children ages 15 & under admitted to the grandstands free of charge.
Tickets at the gate the day of the event(s) will be adult general admission $18 each night; Senior Citizens $15 per night and children ages 15 & under free of charge. Pit Passes will be $30 each night.
Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a 40-lap, $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program that will have the level of competition turned up to thermal-nuclear proportions as drivers will have extra incentive to drop the hammer and go flat-out around the spacious 3/8 mile banked clay oval.
Coffman has originated the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge and the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge. What that means is, if one Late Model driver wins both features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, Coffman has a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.
Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.
Another weekend highlight at WCS will be on Saturday when the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in addition to one lucky fan taking home a 1974 Corvette. “It’s a 1974 classic big block 454 T-top Corvette and she’s worth about $25,000 - $28,000,” explained Coffman, also the owner of Coffman Corvette. “Its got new paint, new interior, new brakes, new tires and the nice part of this is a lot of people got on board and fixed us up with the stuff to restore it.”
The 1974 Corvette has been on display at a wide variety of venues in conjunction with various on-location broadcast sites through Clear Channel radio stations throughout north central Ohio. Among the stations participating in the promotion are the Fox Rock Networks 102.3, 107.7, 98.3 in addition to country music station WNCO 101.3.
A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Saturday September 2 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.
Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.
Next Saturday night August 19, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Back To School Night in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship Season Championship races for the Fultz Fabrications Late Models & the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
And WCS will also host Sprint Cars on Saturday August 26 along with the Modifieds in what WCS has termed Open Wheel Madness night at the Orrville, OH 3/8 mile banked oval. The Mini Stocks will also be in action. The Sprint Cars will be taking the place of our weekly Super Late Model show that night. The Sprints will be running a 25-lap feature race for $1,200 to win and $200 to start for the 20-car starting field.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


WCS Point Chase Heats Up Before Championships

ORRVILLE, Ohio – Saturday night August 12 will be the last ‘weekly’ race for two Wayne County Speedway divisions before their respective Season Championship races are staged the following week for the Fultz Fabrications Late Models & the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks and a huge slugfest is lining up for bragging rights for the title championships in both divisions. It will also be Camera Night with a special cartoon character on hand for the kids in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.
Going into the Saturday September 12 race for the Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models Jason Flory of Creston, OH leads the current point chase in his Joe McIllvaine Trucking, Medina Mountain Motors, Ray’s Garage sponsored Mastersbilt Race Car/SMS Engines #02 over Charlie Duncan, Clint Coffman, Chet Alexander, J.R. Gentry, Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Dave Hornikel, Rick Bond and Wes Morrison, Jr.
In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks Ed Ray of Wooster, OH leads the point chase driving his Ford Escort GT #2 sponsored by Smythe Cramer (Gloria Braun), Honeytown Auto and MJC Enterprises. Ray leads over Neil Nisly, Cody Rinard, Charlie Ray, Mitch Reichard, Bo Yarnell, Matt Wohlford, Dale Beckett, Jr., Steve Miller and John Raber.
Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Next Saturday night August 19, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Back To School Night in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship Season Championship races for the Fultz Fabrications Late Models & the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Keith Berner Scores 1st WCS Win of ‘06
By Ryan Pearson/Lehman Motorsports Services

ORRVILLE, Ohio – It was a beautiful night for racing at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH the fans was treated to an entertaining evening Saturday night of no-holds-barred dirt track racing in four divisions. Also on tap was the third leg of the exciting Faster Pastor races that saw Rev. Brian Philips take the Faster Pastor race. The night’s action also included Keith Berner taking the Fultz Fabrication Late Models victory, Kyle Brown scoring in the Cashland Modified main event, Brad Channel taking the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock feature and Josh Morrow nailing down the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock victory before an enthusiastic crowd.
In the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models it was Chargin Charlie Duncan starting on the pole. At the drop of the green flag Duncan set sail and slipped to the lead in front of J.R. Gentry. Duncan and Gentry continued to run one, two with Keith Berner entering the fray on lap five. A fierce battle waged between the three dirt track warriors; with Berner taking it to the high side to pass Gentry and Duncan on lap nine. Wayne Maffet, Clint Coffman and eight starting Chet Alexander began to duke out their own battle rounding out the top five. Up front Duncan didn’t give up easy as he fought back on the inside trying to hang with the powerful Berner as they ran door handle to door handle. Berner then settled into a rhythm and stretched his lead. On lap eleven Gentry snuck by Duncan for second place and Maffet had faded back to sixth place behind Berner, Gentry, Duncan, Alexander and Coffman. He then found some bite on the high side of the race track as he motored past Coffman and Alexander on lap twenty. Berner maneuvered the lap traffic flawlessly to bring home the victory over Gentry, Duncan, Maffet, Alexander and Coffman.
Berner was very pleased with the performance of his Mastersbilt #96. He stated after the victory “We have had phenomenal success here at Wayne County over the past four years. We consider it my home track even though I don’t race here weekly. We get out and race other tracks which I think helps when we come home”
Heat wins went to Jason Flory and Chet Alexander. Duncan won the dash.
In the Cashland Modifieds Kyle Brown and Matt Shroyer brought the field down to the green flag. Brown jumped to the early lead and would fend off challenges from Barry Jacobs and Bruce Jennings. Jacobs dove under Brown a couple of times; he just couldn’t complete the pass. Brown won his fourth feature win of the year over Jennings, thirteenth starting Matt Aber and David Liles.
Heat wins went to Larry Kugel and David Bodkins. Brown won the dash.
The racing was fast and furious in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks. Brad Channel and second generation young gun Chad Craver started on the front row. Craver got the jump on Channel and would lead the first lap, until a caution came out for Paul Witten. The green flag dropped and the racing action picked up as Channel and Craver went door handle to door handle for several laps. Craver put up a fierce battle but couldn’t catch the quick Channel as he pulled away for the victory. Channel won over Troy Anderson, Craver, tenth starting Frank Oriti and Randy Nisly.
Heat wins went to Verne Siegrist and Todd Werntz. Channel won the dash.
In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks it was Josh Morrow who jumped out to the early lead. Morrow would stretch his lead by the fifth circuit and would cruise to his second feature victory of 2006 ahead of Alan Summers, Matt Wolford, Charlie Ray and Jeremy Hudson.
The heat race win went to Chad Young and Morrow won the dash.
Next Saturday night August 12, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Camera Night with a special cartoon character on hand for the kids in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday August 5, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models
Heat 1
1. Jason Flory 2. Rick Bond 3. Don Conley 4. Trevor Phillips 5. Al Farris 6. Wes Morrison Jr 7. Jim Martin 8. Terrence Metz
Heat 2
1. Chet Alexander 2. Eric Smitley 3. Blaine Aber 4. Don Gross 5. Thomas Baker 6. Jeremy Canada 7. Eric Eicholtz
Dash
1. Charlie Duncan 2. JR Gentry 3. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 4. KEITH BERNER 5. Clint Coffman 6. Mark Gardiner
A-Main (Feature)
1. KEITH BERNER 2. JR Gentry 3. Charlie Duncan 4. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 5. Chet Alexander 6. Clint Coffman 7. Wes Morrison Jr 8. Blaine Aber 9. Jason Flory 10. Trevor Phillips 11. Eric Eicholtz 12. Jim Martin 13. Rick Bond 14. Al Farris 15. Eric Smitley 16. Don Gross 17. Terrence Metz 18. Thomas Baker 19. Mark Gardiner 20. Don Conley 21. Jeremy Canada

CASHLAND Modifieds
Heat 1
1. Larry Kugel 2. Allan Baker 3. Matt Aber 4. Darrick Hubbard 5. R. Bruce Miller 6. Jim Nicely 7. Ricky Wolford 8. Rob Cutlip 9. Justin Morey
Heat 2
1. David Bodkins 2. Rory Reed 3. David Liles 4. Dean Alexander 5. Steve Reed 6. Nick Smith 7. Denny Benjamin 8. Jason Morey 9. Tom Conley
Dash
1. Kyle Brown 2. Matt Shroyer 3. Barry Jacobs 4. Brandon Morrow 5. Bruce Jennings 6. KEVIN POTTS
B-Main 1
1. Jim Nicely 2. Denny Benjamin 3. Justin Morey 4. Ricky Wolford 5. Jason Morey 6. Nick Smith 7. Rob Cutlip
A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Bruce Jennings 3. Matt Aber 4. David Liles 5. KEVIN POTTS 6. Rory Reed 7. Jim Nicely 8. Matt Shroyer 9. Ricky Wolford 10. David Bodkins 11. Allan Baker 12. Denny Benjamin 13. Barry Jacobs 14. Brandon Morrow 15. R. Bruce Miller 16. Dean Alexander 17. Larry Kugel 18. Darrick Hubbard 19. Justin Morey 20. Steve Reed

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Heat 1
1. Verne Siegrist 2. Travis Mensching 3. Todd Swim 4. Tom Fultz 5. John Swinehart 6. John Sutherland 7. Mike Stringer 8. John Frame 10. Rick Stringer 11. Mike Duncan 12. JOHN HOLMES
Heat 2
1. Todd Werntz 2. Frank Oriti 3. Don Baney, Jr. 4. Paul Whitten 5. Paul Holmes 6. Shawn Wassam 7. Jason Rohr 8. Donna Canode 9. Blaine Heater 10. Ron Hixenbaugh 11. Josh Robinson
Dash
1. Brad Channell 2. Chad Craver 3. Rich Frame 4. Randy Nisley 5. Troy Anderson 6. Fred Snyder
B-Main 1
1. Shawn Wassam 2. John Sutherland 3. Donna Canode 4. Jason Rohr 5. Blaine Heater 6. Mike Duncan 7. Mike Stringer 8. John Frame 9. JOHN HOLMES 10. Josh Robinson
A-Main (Feature)
1. Brad Channell 2. Troy Anderson 3. Chad Craver 4. Frank Oriti 5. JIM NISLEY 6. Todd Werntz 7. Rich Frame 8. Verne Siegrist 9. Travis Mensching 10. Fred Snyder 11. Don Baney, Jr. 12. Todd Swim 13. Tom Fultz 14. Paul Holmes 15. John Sutherland 16. John Swinehart 17. Donna (Gentry) Canode 18. Jason Rohr 19. Shawn Wassam 20. Paul Whitten
Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks

Heat 1
1. Chad Young 2. Neil Nisly 3. Patrick Malone 4. Josh Hershberger 5. Mitch Reichard 6. Cody Rinard 7. Wendell Miller 8. John Raber 9. Willard Bo Yarnell 10. Justin Carter 11. Jim Hudson 12. Bryan Baker, Jr. 14. Wayne Newbury
Dash
1. Josh Morrow 2. Alan Summers 3. Charlie Ray 4. Jeremy Hudson 5. Ed Ray 6. Matt Wohlford
A-Main (Feature)
1. Josh Morrow 2. Alan Summers 3. Matt Wohlford 4. Charlie Ray 5. Jeremy Hudson 6. Chad Young 7. Ed Ray 8. Patrick Malone 9. Mitch Reichard 10. Willard Bo Yarnell 11. Josh Hershberger 12. Wendell Miller 13. Jim Hudson 14. Wayne Newbury 16. John Raber 17. Neil Nisly 18. Justin Carter 19. Bryan Baker, Jr. 20. Cody Rinard


Faster Pastors, Later Start Time Return To WCS
By Jarrod Lehman

Orrville, OH --- The action will be hot and heavy on the ultra-fast racing surface at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH this Saturday night when the track welcomes a later starting time in addition to another round of the popular Faster Pastor Series of races in addition to a full program featuring the headlining Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. IN order to beat the heat and provide an even better racing surface WCS gates will now open at 4:00 PM with hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM.
“We are making this change for several reasons,” stated WCS track owner Ernie Coffman. “First of all, we know that everyone is busy and it’s tough to get everything done and make it to the track on time. So, to accommodate our drivers, spectators and employees we’ve decided to implement this change. “
“Another factor is our track surface. By starting just one hour later the cars won’t be on the track until the sun has started to go down helping to keep the surface intact. With the current start time our staff has consistently finished our show in 3 to 3 hours and that includes about an hour down time for track maintenance. So we are confident we can complete our show before our midnight curfew.”
The August 5th event at Wayne County Speedway welcomes back the Faster Pastors in another round of competition. This week’s line-up of racing pastors will include Andrew Yanayon - Black River Church of the Brethren; Glen Caudill - West Salem Church of God; Michael Oyler - The Star in the East Temple; Dave Grecco - Bethel Temple; Eric Ruth - Bethel Temple; Tom Williams - Liberty Baptist Church; Brian Phillips - Wyandot Freewill Baptist and Jonathan Rumburg - Wadsworth First Christian Church.
Also on the card is the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks with such star drivers as Jason Flory, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Clint Coffman, Chet Alexander, JR Gentry, Kyle Brown, Rory Reed, Bruce Jennings, Matt Shroyer, David Liles, Barry Jacobs, Troy Anderson, Fred Snyder, Brad Channell, Todd Werntz, Travis Mensching, Ed Ray, Neil Nisly, Cody Rinard, Charlie Ray & Dale Beckett, Jr.
Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


DUNCAN AND E. RAY CELEBRATE 1ST 2006 WCS WIN; WCS ANNOUNCES NEW STARTING TIME

Orrville, OH --- I have to tell you I’ve no experience in the arena of sports writing and certainly not good at putting my feelings to paper about the sport and track I love… Wayne County Speedway and dirt car racing! I can tell you about it but I’m the first to admit I can’t write about it. So please bear with me as I muddle through. I feel like my left side is missing with the absence of my dear friend and colleague Doc Lehman! His untimely illness reinforces what I’ve known for a long time… Doc Lehman IS the voice of Wayne County Speedway! Doc… God Speed, everyone at WCS prays that you have a speedy recovery. We miss you! And… after butchering this press release I’m sure all of you will REALLY pray for his quick return to. So here goes…
Charlie Duncan thrilled the crowd with his rooftop “warhoop” in victory lane during last Saturday nights Christmas in July celebration at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. Kyle Brown took his third win of the season in the Cashland Modifieds. Brandon Gardner in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks gets his second win as Eddie Ray in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks finds himself (along with Charlie Duncan in the Fultz Fabrication Late Models) in Victory Lane for the first time this year.
When the Fultz Fabrication Late Models pulled out on to the track for the feature event you just knew it was going to be a “barn burner”. You had Duncan, Markham, Flory, Gentry, Myers and Gross in the top 6 and “barn burner” it was! Duncan shot out to the lead but it was “nip and tuck” with Markham looking for everything he had to get past Duncan. He managed to slip by Duncan around lap 15 but couldn’t make it stick as Duncan slipped under him to pull away as lapped traffic became involved. Lap 25 saw Duncan take the checkered flag and the crowd went wild as he hopped on top of his 17D Super Late Model in Victory Lane for his famous Charlie Duncan warhoop!
Winning heats in the Futz Fabrication Late Models were Wayne Maffet, Jr. and Clint Coffman, Duncan won the Dash and Wes Morrison, Jr. won the B-Main.
In the Cashland Modifieds Kyle Brown took his 3rd win of the season as he and Matt Aber passed it back and forth for a few laps with Brown taking the lead and keeping it for 15 of 20. But all eyes were on the M1 car of Brandon Morrow. He found himself starting this feature event in the 14th position. But this rookie “hot shoe” was on a mission as he maneuvered like a veteran driver through pack to an outstanding 3rd place finish!
Dash winner in the Cashland Modifieds was Larry Kugel and Matt Shroyer won the 1st heat.
It was Brandon Gardner on the Pole of the Thrifty Discount Muffler A-Main and staying there for all 15 laps to take his second win of the season. Craver and Anderson didn’t let him have it willing though as they finished second and third respectively.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks heat winners were Troy Anderson and Don Baney, Jr. Brandon Gardner won the Dash and John Sutherland took the B-Main.
In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks Josh Morrow took off to the early lead but couldn’t hold on as Eddie Ray took over that top position on lap 6. Morrow fought Ray for 9 laps missing the win by half a car length at the finish line as Ray goes on to win his first WCS feature win.
Winning heats in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks were Mike Snyder and Neil Nisley. Josh Morrow won the Dash and Bo Yarnell won the B-Main.
Beginning Saturday, August 5, 2006, Wayne County Speedway will start racing activities 1 hour later with gates opening at 4 pm, hotlap qualifying at 6:30 pm and racing at 8 pm. “We are making this change for several reasons. First of all, we know that everyone is busy and it’s tough to get everything done and make it to the track on time. So, to accommodate our drivers, spectators and employees we’ve decided to implement this change. Another factor is our track surface. By starting just one hour later the cars won’t be on the track until the sun has started to go down helping to keep the surface in tact. With the current start time our staff has consistently finished our show in 3 to 3 hours and that includes about an hour down time for track maintenance. So we are confident we can complete our show before our midnight curfew” stated track owner Ernie Coffman.
The August 5th event at Wayne County Speedway welcomes back the Faster Pastors in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 6:30 PM and racing at 8:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
-Prepared by Tina Heil, Wayne County Speedway GM

FULTZ FABRICATION LATE MODELS
Heat 1
1. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 2. Brad Malcuit 3. Thomas Baker 4. Doug Drown 5. Blaine Aber 6. Dave Wirt 7. Justin Chance 8. Dave Hornikel 9. GARY HENSEL 10. Ron Stuart 11. Ryan Eddleblute
Heat 2
1. Clint Coffman 2. Mike Bores 3. Randy Scott 4. Eric Smitley 5. Jim Gentry 6. Wes Morrison Jr 7. Chet Alexander 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Chester Elliott 10. Jim Martin
Heat 3
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Don Gross 3. Ryan Markham 4. Jason Flory 5. JR Gentry 6. Eric Myers
B-Main 1
1. Wes Morrison Jr 2. Chet Alexander 3. Dave Wirt 4. Dave Hornikel 5. GARY HENSEL 6. Trevor Phillips 7. Justin Chance 8. Ron Stuart 9. Jim Martin 10. Chester Elliott
A-Main (Feature)
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Ryan Markham 3. Eric Myers 4. Don Gross 5. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 6. Jason Flory 7. Doug Drown 8. Brad Malcuit 9. Clint Coffman 10. Thomas Baker 11. Blaine Aber 12. Wes Morrison Jr 13. Eric Smitley 14. Chet Alexander 15. Randy Scott 16. JR Gentry 17. Mike Bores 18. Dave Wirt 19. Jim Gentry 20. Dave Hornikel

CASHLAND MODIFIEDS
Heat 1
1. Matt Shroyer 2. David Liles 3. Allan Baker 4. Ricky Wolford 5. Nick Smith 6. Rory Reed 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Brandon Morrow 9. KEVIN POTTS 10. Steve Reed 11. Jason Morey 12. Denny Benjamin 13. David Bodkins 14. Tom Conley
Heat 2
1. Larry Kugel 2. Josh Scott 3. Kyle Brown 4. Matt Aber 5. Mitchell Lam 6. Bruce Jennings
B-Main 1
A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Matt Aber 3. Brandon Morrow 4. Allan Baker 5. Larry Kugel 6. David Liles 7. Matt Shroyer 8. Rory Reed 9. Nick Smith 10. Ricky Wolford 11. R. Bruce Miller 12. Bruce Jennings 13. Denny Benjamin 14. Mitchell Lam 15. Steve Reed 16. David Bodkins 17. Tom Conley 18. KEVIN POTTS 19. Josh Scott

THRIFTY DISCOUNT MUFFLERS
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Randy Nisley 3. Paul Adkins 4. Paul Holmes 5. John Frame 6. JOHN HOLMES 7. Tom Fultz 8. Blaine Heater 9. Bill Cramer 10. Tim Myers 11. Rick Stringer 12. John Hatfield 13. Travis Mensching
Heat 2
1. Don Baney, Jr. 2. Verne Siegrist 3. Donna (Gentry) Canode 4. Todd Werntz 5. Rich Frame 6. John Swinehart 7. Paul Whitten 8. Jason Rohr 9. SCOTT BUSH 10. Mike Duncan 11. Shawn Wassam
Heat 3
1. Brandon Gardner 2. Brad Channell 3. Todd Swim 4. Chad Craver 5. John Swinehart 6. Fred Snyder
B-Main 1
1. John Sutherland 2. Shawn Wassam 3. Jason Rohr 4. Blaine Heater 5. Mike Duncan 6. Rick Stringer 7. Paul Whitten 8. Bill Cramer 9. JOHN HOLMES 10. SCOTT BUSH 11. Tom Fultz
A-Main (Feature)
1. Brandon Gardner 2. Chad Craver 3. Troy Anderson 4. Todd Swim 5. Don Baney, Jr. 6. Verne Siegrist 7. Todd Werntz 8. John Swinehart 9. Randy Nisley 10. Rich Frame 11. John Sutherland 12. Paul Holmes 13. Donna (Gentry) Canode 14. Blaine Heater 15. Paul Adkins 16. Jason Rohr 17. Fred Snyder 18. Shawn Wassam 19. Brad Channell 20. John Frame

HAGUE CRYSTAL CLEAR MINI STOCKS
Heat 1
1. Mike Snyder 2. Alan Summers 3. Cody Rinard 4. Jeremy Hudson 5. Jason Thiel 6. Patrick Malone 7. Mitch Reichard 8. Willard Bo Yarnell 9. Justin Carter 10. Wendell Miller
Heat 2
1. Neil Nisly 2. Matt Wohlford 3. John Raber 4. Chad Young 5. Jeff Thiel 6. Josh Hershberger 7. Wayne Newbury 8. Jeremy Hudson 9. Kyle McAfee
Heat 3
1. Josh Morrow 2. Don Lehman 3. Steve Miller 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Ed Ray 6. Charlie Ray
B-Main 1
1. Willard Bo Yarnell 2. Mitch Reichard 3. Josh Hershberger 4. Patrick Malone 5. Wayne Newbury 6. Wendell Miller 7. Justin Carter 8. Jim Hudson
A-Main (Feature)
1. Ed Ray 2. Josh Morrow 3. Don Lehman 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Mike Snyder 6. Alan Summers 7. Neil Nisly 8. Charlie Ray 9. Steve Miller 10. Chad Young 11. Matt Wohlford 12. Cody Rinard 13. Jeff Thiel 14. Jason Thiel 15. Mitch Reichard 16. Josh Hershberger 17. John Raber 18. Jeremy Hudson 19. Patrick Malone 20. Willard Bo Yarnell


Hilltop Joins WCS’ Labor Day ‘Sizzler’ Weekend

Orrville, OH --- The recently announced Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH just got a little more special with the announcement that Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH will present a Sunday show to coincide with Wayne County Speedway’s Labor Day weekend dual race. WCS will run their Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash on Friday September 1 & Saturday September 2 with Hilltop Speedway now running a dirt Late Model special, the Summer Sizzler Sunday, on Sunday September 3.
“First we have to thank Jeff Norris and his staff for being so accommodating to Wayne County Speedway for that weekend,” commented Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “When we first proposed our Labor Day weekend specials we placed a call to Jeff asking if he could move his Friday program to Sunday and he immediately and very graciously agreed. In fact, Jeff has also raised the stakes and instead of running his weekly program he will now be running a special Late Model event as well.”
On Sunday September 3 Hilltop will host the Summer Sizzler Sunday spotlighting Super Late Models in a 30-lap, $2,500 to win main event. Also on the card that day will be Modifieds and Mini Stocks.
“Jeff made it possible for us to have our show at Wayne County on that Friday and we appreciate his willingness to help promote Wayne County Speedway as we are to promote Hilltop,” continued Heil. “Tracks need to work together in order for all of them to prosper and offer more bang for the race fans’ buck. It’s also a positive for the race teams.”
“This fits right in because I was hoping to have a bigger Late Model race this year,” added Jeff Norris, promoter at Hilltop Speedway that just opened this season after lying dormant for 33 years. “And this fits right in with what Wayne County is doing. It’s been great working with Wayne County and that’s what I’ve been wondering all these years of going to race tracks, why don’t they work together and make it better for the fans and drivers? It helps everybody out. It’s not that hard.”
“Now drivers will have three nights, all relatively close by, to make some money and put on a show for the fans with minimal travel and expenses. This is a win-win situation as far as I can see. We’ll have three great nights of racing and then everyone can rest on Monday.”
On Sunday September 3 Hilltop will run their Sunday program with gates opening at 1:00 PM and racing beginning at 4:00 PM.
On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan and one driver may both go home $25,000 richer.
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win, 25-lap main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win, 50-lap main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program that will have the level of competition turned up to thermal-nuclear proportions as drivers will have extra incentive to drop the hammer and go flat-out around the spacious 3/8 mile banked clay oval.
WCS has started the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge and the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge. What that means is, if one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, WCS is going to have a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.
Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.
But a fan and a Super Late Model driver aren’t the only ones with a chance to win extra money. WCS is also doing a bonus program for the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. If the same Pure Stock driver wins both nights that driver will earn an extra $1,000 and if the same Mini Stock driver wins both nights that driver will receive an extra $500.
Also on Saturday will be the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.
Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
Hilltop Speedway runs every Friday night with Late Models, Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Min Stocks & Mini Trucks. Gates open at 5:00 with pill draw at 5:30, hot laps and time trials at 7:00 with racing at 8:00 PM. General admission is $12 with 15 & under free and pits $25. Hilltop Speedway is located three miles south of Millersburg, OH on County Road 150. For more information contact Jeff Norris at: 330.674.6747 (track) or 419.962.4548.
For more information visit: www.hilltopspeedway.net.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Sprint Cars Return With ‘Open Wheel Madness’ At WCS

Orrville, OH --- Despite losing two Sprint Car races this year due to inclement weather related issues, including a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race and the annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions, management at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH have not given up on Sprint Cars for the 2006 season with the announcement that Sprint Cars will return to WCS on Saturday August 26 along with the Modifieds in what WCS has termed Open Wheel Madness night at the Orrville, OH 3/8 mile banked oval. The Mini Stocks will also be in action.
“With the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models already having that night off we thought we’d put on a Sprint Car show,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “The Sprint Cars will be taking the place of our weekly Super Late Model show that night. The Sprints will be running a 25-lap feature race for $1,200 to win and $200 to start for the 20-car starting field.”
The Sprint Cars will not be required to run a transponder that night since they are not a weekly division. The Sprint Car program will be set up by a pill draw. An additional highlight that evening will be the Season Championship races for the Cashland Modifieds and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks.
“We did this because I think there’s a big fan base for Sprints here in Wayne County and the (Wayne County) Speedway so we’re doing this for the fans, number one, and it’s basically a test for us in management to see if this will be worth our while to have them come in on a more frequent basis,” added Heil. “Based on the kind of response we were supposed to have on our Sprint shows that we were supposed to have this year, I think that we will have a packed house. I just hope that’s the case (laughs)!”
One driver who is looking forward to the Sprint Cars returning to WCS is a ‘hometown’ young gun, Jamie Martin, 22, of Moreland, OH. Martin, a 410 Sprint Car driver who travels at a variety of tracks in the Ohio-Pennsylvania region, began his Sprint Car racing career at WCS when they ran a weekly 360 Sprint Car program several years ago. Martin scored his career first feature win at WCS before moving on to 410 Sprint Cars.
Although Martin has a 410 Sprint Car win, it wasn’t at WCS where his best 410 Sprint Car finish is second last year during the 10th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial. “I’m looking forward to it,” commented Martin, who is in his sixth season of racing Sprint Cars. “I’ve grown up around there and definitely would like to keep racing there. I’ve been going there since I was a little kid watching Sprint Cars, Late Models, just about everything. It’s my home track and it’s only 20 minutes from my house so I’m looking forward to it.”
Martin races the Orrville Trucking & Grading/Santmyer Oil/S&V Enterprises/Roto Rooter/Wirt Towing/Pel Electric Maxim Chassis/Draime Racing Engines #15 owned by Jim & Traci Martin of Martin Motorsports. Martin makes no secret that he would like to have a 410 Sprint Car win at WCS.
“Yeah I would definitely like that but everything has to fall into place and luck has to be on our side,” explained Martin. “We’ve won a race there before and ran second last year in the Pete Jacobs Memorial coming from 18th. I think if we can get some luck on our side and everything falls into place there is a possibility we could come out on top but everything has got to be right there and the luck has to be on our side and we have to have a real good run. I think it’ll be fun for to race in front of the hometown crowd again.”
WCS management is also planning a money added fall special event for the Cashland Modifieds and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks. Details will be announced soon.
Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Pit are $25.00. There is no entry fee.
Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.
For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Wayne County Speedway NEWSLINE July 2006 Edition

TRACK SPONSORS: Everyone here at Wayne County Speedway would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the generous sponsors who are supporting the track this season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Federated Auto Parts, Clear Channel, Armstrong Cable, Ameri-Host Inn, Dunn Brothers, Lehman Motorsports Services, Lias Tire, Hoosier Tire, American Racer Tire, Goodyear Tires, Snyder’s of Berlin, Santmyer Oil, All Seasons, Kidron Kars, eKBDC.com, Throckmorton Custom Graphics and Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis.

NEXT WEEK: Don’t forget next week here at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday July 29 it will a full program of the Fultz Fabrication Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks. All that and more next week here at Wayne County Speedway.

SCHEDULE ADDITIONS: There have been some EXCITING additions to the Wayne County Speedway schedule for the next month or two. On July 29 it will be Christmas In July at WCS with a Gold Rush for the kids and LOTS of prizes to be given away that night.
And On Saturday August 12 it will be Camera Night here at WCS. And for the kids there will be a very special cartoon character here that night that they can get their picture taken with! They will also be able to go down on the track that night and take pictures of your favorite drivers and their cars and get some autographs, and we’ll be having a photo contest too! Drivers, if you want to bring some give-a-ways that night to the kids (candy, trading cards, photos, etc..) please do so!
On Saturday night August 19 the Coffman’s and Tina Heil have made that night Back To School Night and some special treats and excitement are being planned for all you kids that night as well that we hope the race teams will assist in.
There are more announcements coming over the next two months so stay tuned!
WCS SUMMER SIZZLER CLASH: Friday & Saturday September 1 & 2!
Summer Sizzler Clash: WCS promoter Ernie Coffman and General Manager Tina Heil have come up with an awesome way to celebrate the end of summer. Make plans to spend a couple days of Labor Day weekend right here at Wayne County Speedway for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash weekend!
On Friday September 1 we will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial with the Super Late Models headlining in a 25-lap, $2,500 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. Also that night will be the Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash for the Super Late Models, a six-lap, $1,000 to win slugfest for the six fastest qualifiers that night in addition to the Faster Pastor grand finale.
But wait! There’s more! The very next night, Saturday September 2, it will be the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 with the Super Late Models headlining in a 50-lap, $5,000 to win main event plus the Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks as well as the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Sounds like a full program right? Nope, there is more! Listen to what Ernie & Tina have come up with:
If the same Late Model driver wins Friday and Saturday night, they will be awarded the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge Bonus! What does that mean? If the same Late Model driver wins both nights that driver will receive a bonus of…. $25,000!!! That’s right, a cool $25,000 bonus to the driver who wins both nights in memory of Orry Wirt.
There’s more! That night the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge will also be held and one fan here at WCS on that Saturday night just might walk out of here $25,000 richer! We’ll give more details about that in the weeks ahead.
And Ernie & Tina haven’t forgotten the Pure Stock or Mini Stock drivers. If the same Pure Stock driver wins both nights that driver will get a $1,000 bonus and if the same Mini Stock driver wins both nights that driver will receive a $500 bonus!
Wait! Yes, there is still more! That night the 1974 Corvette will be given away as well to one lucky fan! So keep your ticket stubs and bring them here on September 2 for your chance to drive home in a 1974 Corvette.
Corvette Giveaway: One lucky person will take home a fully reconditioned and restored Chevrolet Corvette from Wayne County Speedway at the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighter 50 race on September 2 as part of a promotional campaign being staged by the popular 3/8 mile dirt banked oval located south of Orrville, OH and sponsored by Coffman Corvette of Mansfield, OH. It costs nothing to enter and those who qualify to participate need only be a WCS general admission ticket buyer or fill out an entry form where participating Clear Channel radio stations are on location with the Corvette.
The 1974 Corvette will be on display at a wide variety of venues in conjunction with various on-location broadcast sites through Clear Channel radio stations throughout north central Ohio. Among the stations participating in the promotion are the Fox Rock Networks 102.3, 107.7, 98.3 in addition to country music station WNCO 101.3.

LAZER CHASSIS GIVEAWAY: In addition to the championship point fund money that will be available for the 2006 Wayne County Speedway Late Model track champion and top ten point finishers, there will be some extra icing on the cake this year for two Late Model drivers who excel this year. Wayne County Speedway management have announced that they have entered into a marketing partnership with Bernheisel Race Cars of Jonestown, PA, the makers of the Lazer dirt Late Model chassis, to award the 2006 Wayne County Speedway track champion as well as the 2006 Rookie of the Year a new Lazer dirt Late Model race car. Bernheisel Race Cars is located in Jonestown, PA and you can find information on their website at: www.lazer3.com.
2nd Annual Cause For Care Benefit Show Set: The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing has been announced and will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST. This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. We hope you can all attend tomorrow.
Additional attractions added to this year's show will be a speed pitch game, children's fingerprinting from 1:00 - 3:00, and Sheer Professionals will be onsite to offer some of their services. Also, special guest, Dora the Explorer, will be there to meet and greet some of her local fanatics - something parents will be sure to want to bring their cameras for!
They will have race cars, classic cars, you name it & WCS teams are encouraged to participate. A dunk tank to dunk the driver's, Sparky the Firedog will be back this year, and the favorite driver/car contest will again take place. The delicious chicken b-b-q will again be available and we will also offer kid's meals for the children at a reduced price. They will have 50/50 tickets, face painting, balloons and vendors/sponsors promoting their products, plus much more…something for everyone! WCS will also be there supporting this worthy cause. For more info: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause For Care button.
One new addition to this year's show is the auction. We need items from drivers, fans, promoters, anyone who is willing to donate door panels, old firesuits, track tickets, we will be accepting items for this through Wednesday, July 19. We would like to know as soon as possible any donations we can be expecting so that we can announce ahead of time what will be available at the auction that day. The auction itself will take place at 3:00 p.m. Information at: www.dougdrown.com

QUILT RAFFLE: Dirt Late Model driver George Delaney’s wife Deb has created a beautiful black and white checkered quilt with WCS Late Model drivers’ cars embroidered on the white blocks. The quilt is approximately 4’ x 5’. This beautiful keepsake is being raffled off to benefit the family of Orry Wirt. You can purchase tickets from Deb Delaney here at the track. Winner to be drawn at the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit on July 23rd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH. You can visit Deb for your raffle tickets behind the grandstands near the concession stand.

MEDIA: WCS management would like to thank the area newspaper outlets for all the support this season including the Daily Record, Bargain Hunter, Orr Views, Times-Reporter, Gazette, Journal and all the others! It’s great exposure for the track and teams. WCS also thanks the racing radio programs that have featured WCS management and drivers the past couple months: Dirt Racers Radio, RaceNite, Rappin’ On Racin’, Monday Nite Motorsports, Weekend Racing Wrap-Up and the others.

WCS H.O.F.: A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Saturday September 2 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.
Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.

MOD SQUAD: Modified teams will have a special race as part of their season championship on Saturday August 26. Stay tuned for more details to be announced soon!

OLD DAYS: 40 years ago this week at WCS - 1966: On Saturday night taking the feature win was Roger Reuer over Chuck Adams, Joe Carney, Dave Haven, Ken Jacobs and Pete Bonewit with Reuer also taking the first heat win and the crack the whip race. Dave Haven and Paul Gleisinger took the other heats wins with Joe Myers taking the B Main and Joe Carney taking the Helmet Dash. The following night double features were held with Bob Dickerson taking the win in the first feature over Dean Alexander, Sonny Werntz, Herb Wiles and Richard Hall. In the second feature Don Hartline took the feature win over Marion Oyster, Clarence Jett, Dean Alexander, Jim Gentry and Jerry Adkins. Taking heat wins were Don Hartline, Herb Wiles, Dean Alexander, Jack Butler and Jim Green. Winning the dash was Marion Showalter, Sonny Werntz won the crack the whip race, Jim Lydel won the Australian Pursuit with the two B Mains going to Floyd Arnold and Jerry Adkins.

35 years ago this week at WCS – 1971: In a Late Model Invitational Jim Fleming took the feature win over a 96 car field in front of packed grandstands. Fleming, who started ninth, won over Roger Reuer, Dorus Wisecarver, Bob Cannon, Ken Jacobs, Don Goff, Jim Gentry, Lloyd Wirt and George Magyar. Winning heats were Bob Cannon, Rog Reuer, Don Goff, Larry Kilpatrick, George Magyar. Cannon also won both the Pursuit and the Dash. Winnibg B Mains were Don Goff and Gil Dudly. Bob Leas won the feature and John Jackson won the heat in the Mini Stock class.

WCS CONTACTS: Office Phone: 419.522.8761 - Track Phone: 330.682.7435
Ernie Coffman - 419.522.8761 - Tina Heil - 330.642.0269
Email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com 

- WCS Newsline prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Flory, Brown, Channell, Beckett Revisit WCS Victory Lane;
Hines Wins Faster Pastor

Orrville, OH --- Four skilled drivers revisited victory lane last Saturday night on Fan Appreciation Night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH as Jason Flory took his third win of the season in the Fultz Fabrication Late Models, Kyle Brown took his second victory in the Cashland Modifieds and both Brad Channell, in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Dale Beckett, Jr. in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks each scored their third wins of the year. In the second round of the Faster Pastor race Youth Pastor Bob Hines of the Holmesville Church of Christ came across the checkers first.

When racing action got underway in the Fultz Fabrication Late Model feature event third starting Jason Flory vaulted into the lead coming off the second turn over polesitter Charlie Duncan, Blaine Aber, Keith Berner and Rocky Owens. After a lap three caution seventh starting George Lee slipped into fourth with Bernertaking over second. By the eighth lap Lee got by Duncan for third with ninth starting Ryan Markham and 17th starting Doug Drown on the move. Duncan battled back to snag second again from Lee while Owens and Markham slugged it out for sixth and J.R. Gentry and a fast moving Drown eighth. As Flory commanded the race with Berner reeling him in, Drown made a bold move to pass both Owens and Aber for sixth with Markham battling Lee for fourth. As the massive field of ground-pounders made the final circuit Flory, after being touched by a spinning car, maintained the point over Berner at the checkers followed by Duncan with a virtual three-wide bonsai move by Lee, Markham and Drown for fourth trailed by Aber, Owens, Gentry and Rick Bond who came from 19th.

“It was a great race,” commented Flory after his win. Flory won in his Joe McIllvaine Trucking, Medina Mountain Motors, Ray’s Garage sponsored Mastersbilt Race Car/SMS Engines #02. “Keith Berner, what can you say? Keith is one of my idols and I raced a lot with him at KC Raceway last year and raced hard but this was fun, it came down to what, less than .08 seconds? That’s pretty good. We did some last minute changes real quick and it worked. Joe McIllvaine bought us a new motor and thanks to Donnie Moran and those guys they helped us tune it up. There is a lot of motor under that hood and we didn’t show it all tonight.”

Winning heats were Lee and Clint Coffman, Duncan won the Dash with Drown winning the B Main.

In the Cashland Modified feature event pole sitter Tom Conley took the immediate lead with Kyle Brown and Larry Kugel in hot pursuit as the duo set a mega-fast pace and eventually spent several laps side-by-side until lap six when Brown blistered the second turn to take the lead. As Brown commanded the race he was pulling away by the 12th lap when Kugel suffered a flat tire resulting in a yellow flag. With the field packed bumper to bumper the green waved with Brown leading and Conley, Mitch Lam, Bruce Jennings and Matt Shroyer bearing down. After a lap 15 caution Shroyer made a daring move to get beside Brown with 13th starting Brandon Morrow moving into fourth but as the laps ticked off Brown prevailed for the win over Shroyer, Morrow, Conley, Jennings, Lam, Darrick Hubbard, Rory Reed, David Liles and Jim Nicely.

“It took a little too long for the second win, the first one came early, but I can’t give enough credit to Hassey Chassis,” stated Brown after his win. “Their cars are good! And like the last time we won, Denny Earl was there helping us again and everything worked out tonight.” Brown won in his Wyss Appaloosa Show Horses, One Call Digital Design, Jim's Auto Center, Dari-Land of Wooster Hassey Chassis/Mark White Engines #41.

Winning the heat was Kevin Potts with Conley winning the Dash.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock main event the competition fought tooth and nail as early leader Fred Snyder held the top spot but Brad Channell eventually battled his way to the front and into the lead on lap 11 and cruised on to win his third feature of the year driving his D&C Construction & Excavating sponsored Monte Carlo #1c over Troy Anderson, Brandon Gardner, Snyder, Shawn Wassam, Verne Siegrist, Donna Canode, Rich Frame, John Sutherland and Chad Craver.

Taking heat wins were Anderson and Siegrist with Snyder winning the Dash.

In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks northern Ohio Mini Stock dominator Dale Beckett, Jr., fought off all challengers to take his third win of the season in convincing fashion in his Beckett's Auto Sales, The Bargain Shed, TBS Carpet Outlet sponsored Ford #8 over a talented field consisting of Alan Summers, Jeff Thiel, Josh Morrow, Jason Thiel, Steve Miller, Chad Young, Cody Rinard, Matt Wohlford and Charlie Ray.

Taking the heat win was Summers with Morrow taking the Dash.

In the second round of the Faster Pastor race pole sitter Glen Coblentz of the Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg took the lead over Ed Frederick, Youth Minister of the St. Paul Community Church in Mineral City, Bob Hines, Youth Pastor at the Holmesville Church of Christ, Rev. Doug Wantz of the Chippewa Church of the Brethren in Creston and Chris Eisberg, Associate Pastor of the Ripley Church of Christ in Big Prairie. By the time the field of cars went into the first two turns Hines had jumped into second and began closing in on Coblentz. On lap three shooting off the fourth turn Hines went into the lead and never relinquished it while Frederick and Coblentz ran in a dead heat as the trio began to pull away. On the last lap Fredrick mounted a challenge to Hines but Hines dropped the hammer and maintained the lead and took the win over Frederick, Coblentz, Wantz and Eisberg.

Next Saturday night July 22, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Ladies Night in addition to the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday July 15, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models
Heat 1
1. George Lee II 2. Ryan Markham 3. Dave Hornikel 4. Brad Malcuit 5. JR Gentry 6. Doug Drown 7. Rick Bond 8. Jim Gentry 9. Wes Morrison Jr 10. George Delaney 11. Jim Martin 12. Thomas Baker
Heat 2
1. Clint Coffman 2. Eric Myers 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Eric Eicholtz 5. Al Farris 6. Chet Alexander 9. Jeremy Canada 10. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 12. Ryan Eddleblute 13. Justin Chance
Dash: Charlie Duncan
B-Main
1. Doug Drown 2. Chet Alexander 3. Rick Bond 5. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 6. Wes Morrison Jr 7. Jim Gentry 8. George Delaney 9. Jeremy Canada 10. Ryan Bradshaw 11. Randy Scott 13. Jim Martin 14. Justin Chance
A-Main (Feature)
1. Jason Flory 2. Keith Berner 3. Charlie Duncan 4. George Lee II 5. Ryan Markham 6. Doug Drown 7. Blaine Aber 8. Rocky Owens 9. JR Gentry 10. Rick Bond 11. Chet Alexander 12. Clint Coffman 13. Dave Hornikel 14. Eric Myers 15. John Bores 16. Kristin Flory 17. Al Farris 18. Gary Hensel 19. Trevor Phillips 20. Brad Malcuit

Cashland Modifieds
Heat 1
1. Kevin Potts 2. David Liles 3. Matt Shroyer 4. Rory Reed 5. David Bodkins 6. R. Bruce Miller 7. Brandon Morrow 8. Darrick Hubbard 9. Matt Aber
Dash:
1. Tom Conley 2. Mitchell Lam 3. Kyle Brown 4. Larry Kugel 5. Bruce Jennings 6. Jim Nicely
A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Matt Shroyer 3. Brandon Morrow 4. Tom Conley 5. Bruce Jennings 6. Mitchell Lam 7. Darrick Hubbard 8. Rory Reed 9. David Liles 10. Jim Nicely 11. Kevin Potts 12. David Bodkins 13. R. Bruce Miller 14. Larry Kugel

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Donna (Gentry) Canode 3. John Sutherland 4. Todd Swim 5. Tom Fultz 6. Scott Bush 7. Don Rambler 8. Mike Duncan 9. John Hatfield 10. Tim Myers 11. Paul Whitten 12. Rick Stringer 13. Paul Holmes
Heat 2
1. Verne Siegrist 2. Rich Frame 3. Chad Craver 4. Todd Werntz 5. John Swinehart 6. Don Baney, Jr. 7. John Frame 8. Blaine Heater 9. John Holmes 10. Garry Richards 11. Josh Robinson 12. Jason Rohr
Dash:
1. Fred Snyder 2. Brad Channell 3. Brandon Gardner 4. Shawn Wassam 5. Travis Mensching 6. Randy Nisley

B Main:
1. Paul Holmes 2. Tim Myers 3. Don Baney, Jr. 4. Don Rambler 5. John Frame 6. Josh Robinson 7. Mike Duncan 8. John Holmes 9. Garry Richards 10. Scott Bush 11. John Hatfield 12. Blaine Heater 13. Rick Stringer 14. Jason Rohr
A-Main (Feature)
1. Brad Channell 2. Troy Anderson 3. Brandon Gardner 4. Fred Snyder 5. Shawn Wassam 6. Verne Siegrist 7. Donna (Gentry) Canode 8. Rich Frame 9. John Sutherland 10. Chad Craver 11. Randy Nisley 12. Todd Werntz 13. Paul Holmes 14. John Swinehart 15. Tim Myers 16. Tom Fultz 17. Don Rambler 18. Don Baney, Jr. 19. JIM NISLEY 20. Todd Swim

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks
Heat 1
1. Alan Summers 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Dale Beckett, Jr. 4. Matt Wohlford 5. Jason Thiel 6. Mitch Reichard 7. Willard Bo Yarnell 8. Wendell Miller 9. John Raber 10. Wayne Newbury 11. Justin Carter 13. Cody Rinard
Dash:
1. Josh Morrow 2. Neil Nisly 3. Chad Young 4. Ed Ray 5. Charlie Ray 6. Steve Miller
A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Alan Summers 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Josh Morrow 5. Jason Thiel 6. Steve Miller 7. Chad Young 8. Cody Rinard 9. Matt Wohlford 10. Charlie Ray 11. Willard Bo Yarnell 12. Wendell Miller 13. John Raber 14. Wayne Newbury 15. Mark Sibila 16. Ed Ray 17. Mitch Reichard 18. Neil Nisly 19. Andy Stutz 20. Justin Carter


Huge WCS Summer Sizzler Clash Extravaganza Announced

Orrville, OH --- Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.

On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale.

On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program that will have the level of competition turned up to thermal-nuclear proportions as drivers will have extra incentive to drop the hammer and go flat-out around the spacious 3/8 mile banked clay oval.

“It’s the end of summer, so let’s have some fun,” commented Coffman. “What we’ve decided to do is start the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge and the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge. What that means is, if one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, we’re going to have a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.”

Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.

But a fan and a Super Late Model driver aren’t the only ones with a chance to win extra money. “We are also doing a bonus program for the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks,” revealed Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “If the same Pure Stock driver wins both nights that driver will earn an extra $1,000 and if the same Mini Stock driver wins both nights that driver will receive an extra $500. This should contribute to the level of intensity for the weekend!”

But that’s not all! On Saturday the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in addition to one lucky fan taking home a 1974 Corvette. “It’s a 1974 classic big block 454 T-top Corvette and she’s worth about $25,000 - $28,000,” explained Coffman, also the owner of Coffman Corvette. “Its got new paint, new interior, new brakes, new tires and the nice part of this is a lot of people got on board and fixed us up with the stuff to restore it.”

The 1974 Corvette has been on display at a wide variety of venues in conjunction with various on-location broadcast sites through Clear Channel radio stations throughout north central Ohio. Among the stations participating in the promotion are the Fox Rock Networks 102.3, 107.7, 98.3 in addition to country music station WNCO 101.3.

A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Saturday September 2 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.

Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.

“We’re not done!” exclaimed Heil. “The Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash is just getting started as far as promotions go. Ernie, myself and Lehman Motorsports Services are working on additional treats and promotions for that weekend so all we can say is stay tuned, you haven’t seen anything yet! We’ll be announcing more details for this special weekend over the coming weeks.”

“And this two-day race weekend will now be an annual event.”

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Area ‘Faster Pastors’ Gear Up For Round Two At WCS

Orrville, OH --- This Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH the track will host another round of their popular Faster Pastor series of races in which area pastors strap into Mini Stock race cars and compete for charity and fun. This week’s Faster Pastor race was originally scheduled for June 24 but the countywide power-outages forced WCS to postpone that evening. It will also be the annual Fan Appreciation Night at the track. The pastors race in racecars provided to them by WCS competitors.

Race fans attending donate food items designated for their favorite pastor and the pastors are lined up for the race in order of the amount of donated food items they each receive. The winning pastor then designates where the total food items are to go to. Each winning pastor in the four race series will then compete in a grand finale race on September 2 during the track’s 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 race.

Last Saturday evening Rev. Russ Ward took the checkered flag first in Kyle McAfee’s #19 Mini Stock and earmarked the 3,200 food items that were donated to the Stewart Road Church of God’s food bank.

For this Saturday evening’s Faster Pastor series race the selected competitors include Rev. Charles Hill from the New Hope Community Church; Rev. Bob Hines from the Holmesville Church of Christ; Rev. Glenn Coblentz from the Longnecker Mennonite Church; Rev. Doug Wantz from the Chippewa Church of the Brethren and Ed Frederick, a youth minister from the Saint Paul Community Church.

Rev. Doug Wantz is one pastor is ready to strap in and drop the hammer. Wantz won his preliminary race in 2005 and went on to the finale at the end of the year and won that as well. “It was great!” stated Wantz enthusiastically. “Even though I'd had some limited experience in the cruiser class down at Lakeville several years ago, the Faster Pastor races last year was the first time I'd won a race of any kind. I had a couple of great cars to drive, too. First, Josh Robinson's and then Cody Rinehart's.”

“It's a lot of fun being out on the track.”

Wantz, who also serves as the track chaplain at Lakeville Speedway, also expressed the benefits in participating in the Faster Pastor races. “The first benefit was getting to help out a local ministry, the Creston Salvation Army last year,” commented Wantz. “Winning those two races last year allowed me to designate them as the local organization who received the food items brought to the track on those race nights. There were over 2,500 food items given that went to help those in need in the Creston community.”

“After the second donation in September, one of the people at the Salvation Army said to me, ‘I hear you won another race. Race some more!’ It's good to be able to have fun and at the same time be helping someone in need.”

“The second benefit is the excitement some of the church people had about the races. I had several of them tell me how much they were proud of me for what I had accomplished. Those who came out to the track were also excited to see me out there.”

“A third benefit is the camaraderie with the drivers at Lakeville where I am the chaplain. Being out on the track gives me a little taste of what they experience and gives a bit of a deeper connection with them. I've had many of them tell me they were pulling for me and some are even planning to bring some food Saturday night to help me with my starting spot. Some gave me tips last year on how to drive a front-wheel drive car.”

“The last benefit is a bit of a humorous one. Being in the Faster Pastor series gave me a chance to sign a couple of autographs for someone other than a bill collector (laughs)!”

This Saturday night July 15, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be the second round of the Faster Pastor racing series in addition to Fan Appreciation Night as well as the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Chase To The Championship Heats Up At WCS

Orrville, OH --- Competitiveness is the key word for the 2006 Chase to the Championship at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH this year as the current point standings in the season-long championship point battle has heated up to thermo-nuclear proportions. With the weekly racing program in high gear drivers have turned up the wick in terms of parity and competitiveness this year as only a scant few precious points separate the contenders for 2006 bragging rights as the racing season enters the second half of the season at the popular 3/8 mile banked dirt oval.

In the headlining Fultz Fabrication Super Late Model division Jason Flory of Creston, OH leads Ryan Markham by 56 points due to Flory’s two feature wins. Flory, thus far, is th eonly Late Model driver to score a feature win more than once as single wins hve went to Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Chet Alexander and Markham. Following Flory and Markham in the point chase are Clint Coffman, Alexander, Charlie Duncan, Bond, J.R. Gentry, Dave Hornikel, Blaine Aber and Thomas Baker.

In the Cashland Modifieds Barry Jacobs of Mt. Vernon, OH leads the way with one feature win and the point lead over Kyle Brown, Bruce Jennings, Rory Reed, David Liles, Took Wiles, Matt Shroyer, Larry Kugel, Eric Smitley and Rob Stambaugh. Stambaugh is the only Modified driver with two wins while single wins have went to Brown, Liles, Jacobs, Mike Lonas and Joel Watson.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division Travis Mensching of Wooster, OH leads the way by virtue of two feature wins and consistent top five finishes over Fred Snyder, Brad Channell, Troy Anderson, Todd Werntz, Randy Nisley, Todd Swim, Donna Canode, Shawn Wassam and Rich Frame. Joining Mensching as a double feature winner is Channell followed with single wins to Brandon Gardner, Anderson and Frank Oriti.

In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks Neil Nisly of Hartville, OH has a slim eight point advantage over Ed Ray in the point chase followed by Cody Rinard, Charlie Ray, Mitch Reichard, Bo Yarnell, Dale Beckett, Jr., Matt Wohlford, John Raber and Wendell Miller. Point leader Nisly has a single win as does Josh Morrow with double victories going to ‘Magic Shoes’ Mike Snyder and Beckett.

This Saturday night July 15, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Fan Appreciation Night in addition to the second round of the Faster Pastor racing series as well as the WCS Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

CURRENT ’06 WCS POINT STANDINGS:
Fultz Fabrication Late Models:
1. Jason Flory 636
2. Ryan Markham 580
3. Clint Coffman 572
4. Chet Alexander 562
5. Charlie Duncan 542
6. Rick Bond 540
7. JR Gentry 538
8. Dave Hornikel 514
9. Blaine Aber 480
10. Thomas Baker 440

Cashland Modifieds:
1. Barry Jacobs 732
2. Kyle Brown 612
3. Bruce Jennings 610
4. Rory Reed 610
5. David Liles 588
6. Took Wiles 584
7. Matt Shroyer 584
8. Larry Kugel 548
9. Eric Smitley 524
10.Rob Stambaugh 520

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
1. Travis Mensching 704
2. Fred Snyder 698
3. Brad Channell 678
4. Troy Anderson 670
5. Todd Werntz 638
6. Randy Nisley 568
7. Todd Swim 566
8. Donna Canode 566
9. Shawn Wassam 564
10.Rich Frame 562

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks:
1. Neil Nisly 646
2. Ed Ray 638
3. Cody Rinard 602
4. Charlie Ray 546
5. Mitch Reichard 534
6. Bo Yarnell 522
7. Dale Beckett, Jr. 488
8. Matt Wohlford 470
9. John Raber 432
10.Wendell Miller 428

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Markham, Jacobs, Channell, Morrow, Rev. Ward Win At WCS

Orrville, OH --- A large crowd at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH
was treated to an entertaining evening Saturday night of no-holds-barred
dirt track racing in four divisions plus the first in a series of Faster
Pastor races that saw Rev. Russ Ward take the Faster Paster race with
Flyin’ Ryan Markham taking the Late Model victory, Barry Jacobs scoring
in the Modified main event, Brad Channel taking the Pure Stock feature
and Josh Morrow nailing down the Mini Stock victory before an
enthusiastic crowd.

In the Fultz Fabrication Late Model feature event track announcer Chuck
Griffith said it best when he introduced the feature field as
“fire-breathing, ground pounding” Late Models and he was right on the
money as pole-sitter Clint Coffman set sail with Brad Malcuit, Chet
Alexander, J.R. Gentry, Larry Kingseed and Ryan Markham in hot pursuit.
As the laps ticked away Coffman ran a flawless race with Alexander
slipping into second on the fourth lap with Gentry glued to his bumper
for third. As the laps ticked away Alexander and Gentry, much like their
father’s did for decades prior, ran side by side together in perfect
unison while Markham climbed to the high side and began his march to the
front with veteran racer Don Gross, who started 12th, annihilating the
competition by threading the needle and carrying himself into fifth
place by the 11th lap. As the laps ticked by Coffman maintained the lead
with Gentry eventually slipping into second with Markham in third.

On lap 14 Gentry momentarily stole the lead and a three-way slugfest
ensued with Gentry, Coffman & Markham putting on a three-wide driving
clinic as Markham powered into first off turn two. As the final laps
reeled off Alexander experimented with different grooves and took third
from Gentry as Markham began to have a slight advantage that he held to
the checkers with Coffman besting Alexander by inches, followed by an
amazing performance by the 71-year-old Gross, Gentry, Malcuit, Kingseed,
Wayne Maffett, Jr., Jason Flory and Wes Morrison Jr.

“Well, we’ve been pretty good all year and we’ve had a couple get away
from us in some tight battles, so it feels good to bring one home this
week,” commented expectant father Markham, of Ashland, OH who won
driving his Biscotti’s Restaurant, Stu’s Place Rocket Chassis/Malcuit
Racing Engines #5m. “When I was battling there three-wide I was just
concentrating on where those other cars were. The car felt really good.
Last week we broke a driveshaft so I just wanted to keep it in one
piece. Those guys ran great. I don’t think there was a bump between us.
When I was running third, Clint and J.R. were running side-by-side so I
had to make it three wide to get by them. It had to be a good one for
the fans, I think.”

Heats went to Markham and Thomas Baker while Coffman won the dash.

When the Cashland Modifieds took the track the backdrop in turns three &
four was the enormous Orrville Firefighters Fireworks display and
apparently it spilled over as the Modified contingent turned the wick up
with Barry Jacobs getting by early leader Kyle Brown with Took Wiles,
Tom Conley, Brandon Morrow and Allan Baker within striking distance. As
the laps began to tick off seventh starting Baker was slicking and
dicing through the pack and into fourth by the fifth tour. A red flag
occurred when Wiles broke a drive shaft and was inadvertently struck
hard by Morrow as the Wiles machine limped towards the pit entrance. On
the restart 12th starting Eric Smitley had worked his way into fourth
with Larry Kugel challenging Smitley as 16th starting Rory Reed snagging
fifth. After mechanical failure forced Smitley pit side the racer
resumed with Jacobs holding on for the win over Baker, Brown, Kugel,
Reed, Matt Shroyer, Matt Aber, 18th starting Dean Alexander, Bruce
Jennings and Jim Nicely.

Heats went to Baker and Kugel while Brown won the dash.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock main event early leader Troy
Anderson looked like he might cruise to a sure victory as Brad Channell
and Travis Mensching battled it out for second the first third of the
race. The complexion of the race changed on lap seven when Anderson
retired to the pits with mechanical woes as Channell and Mensching began
to closely challenge the leader. Channell and Mensching paced the field
to the checkers followed by Fred Snyder, Chad Craver, Todd Swim, Brandon
Gardner, Todd Werntz, Donna Canode, Don Baney, Jr. and John Sutherland.

Heats went to Sutherland and Canode with Anderson taking the dash and
Blaine Heater winning the B Main.

In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stock feature early race leader
Josh Morrow set a blistering pace but was hounded early on by Ed Ray. By
lap 10 Ray was all over Morrow and took the lead on lap 12 until a late
race restart when Morrow was able to power around Ray for the lead and
the win. Morrow and Ray were followed by Cody Rinard, Jeff Thiel, Alan
Summers, Neil Nisly, Mike Snyder, Mitch Reichard, Matt Wohlford and Chad
Young.

Heats went to Rinard and Snyder with Theil taking the dash.

In round one of the Faster Pastor race pole sitter Rev. Dean Hammond of
the Parkview Church of Christ set the early pace with Rev. Paul
Shallenberg of the Harvest Hills Church of the Nazerene taking second
and fifth starting Rev. Russ Ward of the Stewart Road Church of God
powering up through the pack into third and challenging Shallenberg side
by side before a caution for Rev. Mark Sarver of the Fairlawn Mennonite
Church slowed the pace. When action resumed Ward chewed up the real
estate and took command of the race and the win over Hammond, Aaron
Aylestock of the Calvary Baptist Church, Sarver, Shallenberg and Rev.
Chad Miller of the Hartville Mennonite Church. Ward won driving Kyle
McAfee’s #19 Mini Stock. 3,200 food items were donated by race fans with
Ward designating the food bank at the Stewart Road Church of God as the
recipient of the fans’ generosity.

Next Saturday night July 15, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be
Fan Appreciation Night in addition to the second round of the Faster
Pastor racing series as well as the WCS Chase to the Championship
featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds,
Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water
Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and
racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior
citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US
Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile
north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track),
419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at:
330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday July 8, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models:
Heat 1
1. Ryan Markham 2. Jason Flory 3. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 4. Wes Morrison Jr
5. Randy Scott 6. Rocky Owens 7. Chester Elliott 8. Ryan Eddleblute 9. Rick Bond

Heat 2
1. Thomas Baker 2. Dave Hornikel 3. Don Gross 4. Jeremy Canada 5. Trevor
Phillips 6. Blaine Aber 7. Al Farris 8. Josh McMorrow 9. Jim Martin 10. Terrence Metz

Dash
1. Clint Coffman 2. Chet Alexander 3. Travis Brookover 4. JR Gentry 5.
Larry Kingseed 6. Charlie Duncan

B-Main 1
1. Rocky Owens 2. Al Farris 3. Rick Bond 4. Chester Elliott 5. Josh
McMorrow 6. Ron Hamlin 7. Jim Martin 8. Blaine Aber 9. Terrence Metz 10.
Ryan Eddleblute

A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Clint Coffman 3. Chet Alexander 4. Don Gross 5. JR
Gentry 6. Brad Malcuit 7. Larry Kingseed 8. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 9. Jason
Flory 10. Wes Morrison Jr 11. Dave Hornikel 12. Charlie Duncan 13.
Thomas Baker 14. Randy Scott 15. Rick Bond 16. Chester Elliott 17. Al
Farris 18. Jeremy Canada 19. Rocky Owens 20. Trevor Phillips

CASHLAND Modifieds:
Heat 1
1. Allan Baker 2. R. Bruce Miller 3. Matt Aber 4. Mitchell Lam 5. Matt
Shroyer 6. Kevin Potts 7. Dean Alexander 8. David Bodkins

Heat 2
1. Larry Kugel 2. Nick Smith 3. Eric Smitley 4. Ricky Wolford 5. Rory
Reed 6. Ernest Scott 7. Jim Nicely

Dash:
1. Kyle Brown 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Tom Conley 4. Took Wiles 5. Brandon
Morrow 6. Bruce Jennings

A-Main (Feature)
1. Barry Jacobs 2. Allan Baker 3. Kyle Brown 4. Larry Kugel 5. Rory Reed
6. Matt Shroyer 7. Matt Aber 8. Dean Alexander 9. Bruce Jennings 10. Jim
Nicely 11. Mitchell Lam 12. Nick Smith 13. Ricky Wolford 14. David
Bodkins 15. Eric Smitley 16. Kevin Potts 17. Took Wiles 18. Tom Conley
19. Brandon Morrow 20. R. Bruce Miller 21. Ernest Scott

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
Heat 1
1. John Sutherland 2. Todd Swim 3. Rich Frame 4. Don Baney, Jr. 5. Randy
Nisley 6. Don Rambler 7. John Frame 9. Josh Robinson 10. Garry Richards

Heat 2
1. Donna Canode 2. Todd Werntz 3. Verne Siegrist 4. Shawn Wassam 5. Tom
Fultz 6. Blaine Heater 7. Ron Clonch 8. Mike Duncan 9. Mike Stringer 10.
John Swinehart

Dash
1. Troy Anderson 2. Travis Mensching 3. Chad Craver 4. Fred Snyder 5.
Brad Channell 6. Brandon Gardner

B-Main 1
1. Blaine Heater 2. John Swinehart 3. Don Rambler 4. John Frame 5. Rick
Stringer 6. Ron Clonch 7. Mike Stringer 8. Garry Richards 9. SCOTT BUSH
10. Josh Robinson

A-Main (Feature)
1. Brad Channell 2. Travis Mensching 3. Fred Snyder 4. Chad Craver 5.
Todd Swim 6. Brandon Gardner 7. Todd Werntz 8. Donna (Gentry) Canode 9.
Don Baney, Jr. 10. John Sutherland 11. Verne Siegrist 12. Tom Fultz 13.
Shawn Wassam 14. John Frame 15. Don Rambler 16. John Swinehart 17.
Blaine Heater 18. Randy Nisley 19. Troy Anderson 20. Rich Frame

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Cody Rinard 2. Charlie Ray 3. Justin Carter 4. John Raber 5. Jeremy
Hudson 6. Willard Bo Yarnell 7. Patrick Malone 8. Josh Hershberger 9.
Chad Young

Heat 2
1. Mike Snyder 2. Don Lehman 3. Mitch Reichard 4. Wendell Miller 5. Matt
Wohlford 6. Kyle McAfee 7. Jim Hudson 8. Wayne Newbury

Heat 3
1. Jeff Thiel 2. Josh Morrow 3. Ed Ray 4. Neil Nisly 5. Alan Summers 6.
Steve Miller

A-Main (Feature)
1. Josh Morrow 2. Ed Ray 3. Cody Rinard 4. Jeff Thiel 5. Alan Summers 6.
Neil Nisly 7. Mike Snyder 8. Mitch Reichard 9. Matt Wohlford 10. Chad
Young 11. Kyle McAfee 12. John Raber 13. Jeremy Hudson 14. Josh
Hershberger 15. Willard Bo Yarnell 16. Charlie Ray 17. Wendell Miller
18. Jim Hudson 19. Don Lehman 20. Justin Carter 21. Wayne Newbury 22.
Patrick Malone


WCS Featured On CNN July 1 & 2

Orrville, OH --– Long before NASCAR went mainstream, race car drivers raced on dirt. And contrary to the abundance of pavement racing seen almost every weekend of the year, they still do.

Dirt track racing, with an estimated 30 million fans, is “the biggest sport you’ve never heard of,” according to the new documentary CNN Presents: Dirt Track Warriors, premiering Sat., July 1, at 8 p.m. EDT, with a replay at 11 p.m. Dirt Track Warriors re-airs Sun., July 2 at 2 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Dirt Track Warriors, parts of which was filmed at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, features exclusive access to the personal and professional lives of drivers who pilot lightweight, high-horsepower dirt late model race cars. The documentary follows racing bad boy Scott Bloomquist, Chub “Chubzilla” Frank and teenager Josh “Kid Rocket” Richards through a season of high-speed, dirt-throwing racing, climaxing with dirt Late Model’s biggest prize – the World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The program features considerable footage shot at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH in addition to on-air commentary from local resident Doc Lehman who appears in the documentary and served as a consultant to CNN producers. Lehman, a former race track promoter & sanctioning body executive, is currently a national racing journalist, radio host and marketing & public relations expert.

“We’re thrilled with all the footage and coverage CNN produced at Wayne County Speedway,” commented Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “The producers wanted to interview Doc Lehman on camera at length for the documentary so he requested they do the interview at Wayne County Speedway during our anniversary weekend last summer and they spent almost two days here filming racing action, the grounds, the pits, the fans buying tickets, concessions and Doc doing his national radio show. When they explain what dirt racing is about a lot of the footage is from Wayne County Speedway.”

The sport boasts 800 dirt tracks in 49 states, with Eldora Speedway being recognized as one of the premier tracks in the country. As Tim Lee, editor of Dirt Late Model magazine explains, “Saturday night dirt track racing is like the summertime equivalent of Friday night football – especially in smaller towns. It’s a center of community.”

Two-time and reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, a product of dirt track racing whose NASCAR success allowed him to purchase Eldora Speedway in November 2004, explains.

“I may make my living racing on pavement every week, but it is no secret that I possess an earnest passion for grassroots dirt racing. It’s certainly a positive whenever this niche of racing can gain more exposure, especially when Eldora is highlighted. I’m definitely looking forward to the release of this documentary.”

“This documentary will show how big this sport really is and what an incredible economic impact it has on area economies,” added Heil. “It will be a boon for the sport to be introduced to such a worldwide mainstream audience.”

For Dirt Track Warriors, senior producer Ted Rubenstein interviewed dirt track’s kings throughout the 2005 racing season in addition to Stewart, Lee & Lehman. He offers viewers a look at the grueling life on the dirt track circuit through heartland America, which sometimes puts great strain on the personal lives of the drivers and their families.

With the eyes of the racing world on Eldora Speedway’s World 100, viewers learn whether Richards, the 17-year-old phenom, will qualify for his first World 100 competition; whether Bloomquist, celebrating his 25th year in dirt track racing, will win his fourth championship at Eldora; or whether “Chubzilla” can repeat his 2004 first-place success.

CNN Presents: Dirt Track Warriors was narrated by Miles O’Brien with field producing by Emily Probst and Jamie Hutton. Mark Nelson is vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions. CNN Presents is the most honored documentary program in cable news.


Power Outage Forces WCS To Postpone Sprint Speedweek

Orrville, OH --- The 24^th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop at Wayne
County Speedway in Orrville, OH, scheduled for Monday June 26 for the
11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts, in
honor of the track’s founder, has been postponed due to an extended
power outage in the Wayne County area that resulted from severe storms
on Thursday that left thousands of homes and businesses without power.
The race will be rescheduled for sometime in August.

“We’re just sick about having to postpone this race, one of the
highlights of our season,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne
County Speedway. “Even though we were hopeful the power would be
restored in time for the race Monday, officials at America Electric
Power have informed us they are unable to restore power in our area
until late Monday evening. We had no choice but to postpone and get the
word out tonight (Sunday) to save race fans and race teams unnecessary
travel to the track.”

American Electric Power, the company that provides electrical services
to the area, have their entire staff in addition to 120 outside
contractors working on restoring power throughout the region but due to
the enormous amount of homes and businesses affected, will be unable to
restore power by race time Monday. Fans are encouraged to keep checking
the Wayne County Speedway website for an announcement on when the
replacement date for the 11^th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by
Federated Auto Parts will be rescheduled at: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

“We hope to have a new date announced perhaps this week,” added Heil.
“Track owner Ernie Coffman and I have resolved, along with our staff,
that we will make the race even bigger and better than what we had
originally planned. We’re working on the replacement date now as well as
additional activities for that evening.”

On Saturday July 1 the track will host their annual 4th of July
Celebration Kids Extravaganza with Bicycle Races, autograph sessions,
Games, Prizes and much more featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late
Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague
Crystal Clear Water Mini – Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM,
hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission
prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under
admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US
Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile
north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track),
419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at:
330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services
 


Jason Flory Lays The ‘Smackdown’ At Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH --- Glory and valuable points towards the season ending points championships came into play last Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH when Mid-Season Championships were held offering double points towards the 2006 championships and drivers in four divisions laid it all on the line in a highly competitive night of dirt track racing that saw Jason Flory take the Fultz Fabrications Late Models win, Joel Watson score the victory in the Cashland Modifieds, Brandon Gardner take the top spot in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Dale Beckett notch yet another win in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.

At the start of the Fultz Fabrications Late Models feature event fast qualifier Jason Flory of Creston, OH made it known from the start that he meant business and jumped into the immediate lead over pole sitter Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Dave Hornikel, Clint Coffman and eighth starting Charlie Duncan. By lap four Duncan was in fifth as Flory became a man on a mission and relentlessly attacked the track to pull away from the field with Drown in hot pursuit while being hounded by Markham.

On lap 11 Flory was in lapped traffic and continued to blister the racing surface as Markham mounted a challenge against Drown that saw them dueling side-by-side several tours later until a lap 14 red flag for Wayne Maffett who’s car burst into flames but leaving Maffett unscathed. On the restart Duncan powered down the backstretch and made a daring move going into turn three by threading the needle between Hornikle and a lapped car to take the fourth spot as Markham was able to get by Drown. When the checkers waved it was Flory across the stripe first followed by Markham, Drown, Duncan, Hornikel, Myers, Coffman, Chet Alexander, George Lee and J.R. Gentry.

The win for Flory, one of Ohio’s ‘hottest’ drivers in recent weeks, was perhaps his most fulfilling as Wayne County Speedway is the one track where a feature win has eluded him his entire career. “I’ve been racing here for 12 years, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and now Late Models and could never get a win here at Wayne County but now finally, finally, after 12 years we’ve got one,” stated a jubilant Flory after the win. “Tonight we were flawless. I want to dedicate this to my Dad. He passed away in September and this is for him. Muskingum (County Speedway) was a win for me, but this one was for my Dad. He was with me in the car, I felt it, so this is for him.”

“When we took off I just towed my line but my guys were telling me I had it under control and I was just glad to bring it home.” Flory won driving his Joe McIllvaine Trucking, Medina Mountain Motors, Ray’s Garage sponsored #02 Mastersbilt race Car.

Heat wins went to Duncan and George Lee, Drown won the dash while Wes Morrison won the B Main.

Joel Watson’s #29 scored the victory in the Cashland Modifieds but he had to earn it throughout a hard fought slugfest that got hot and heavy during the latter stages with Watson fending off the hard charging pack as Larry Kugel mounted a charge that saw him overtake a strong running Mike Lonas and then setting his sites on Allan Baker. A lap 18 caution flag tightened the field up for a five-lap dash to the finish that saw Watson hold on over Jacobs, Baker by two feet over Kugel, Lonas, Bruce Jennings, Mitchell Lam, Rob Stambaugh, Nick Smith and David Liles.

Heat wins went to Tom Conley and Brandon Morrow while Jacobs won the Dash and Took Wiles scored the win in the B Main.

The Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks feature race saw second-generation driver Brandon Gardner of Perrysville, son of former WCS champion Danny Gardner, take an impressive victory over Brad Channell, Fred Snyder, Travis Mensching, Rich Frame, Randy Nisley, Troy Anderson, Todd Werntz, Tim Myers and Shawn Wassam. Heat wins went to Randy Nisley and Rich Frame while Brad Channell scored the Dash win with Jason Rohr taking the B Main victory.

In the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks it was perennial winner Dale Beckett, Jr., once again showing the fast away around the 3/8 mile oval as he crossed the checkered flags ahead of a the hard charging Neil Nisly, Cody Rinard, Ed Ray, Steve Miller, Charlie Ray, Bo Yarnell, Alan Summers, Mitch Reichard and Jeff Thiel. Charlie Ray and Chad Young won heats, Beckett won the Dash and Joh Raber scored the win in the B Main.

Next Saturday night June 24, 2006 at Wayne County Speedway it will be the return with the first in a series of Faster Pastor races in addition to the Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Among the pastors from area churches who will be competing include: Chris Troup - Emanuel Baptist Church, Big Prairie; Doug Wantz (Last Years Finale Winner) Chippewa Church of the Brethren, Creston; Bob Hines - Holmesville Church of Christ, Holmesville; Dean Hammond - Parkview Christian Church, Wooster; Glenn Coblentz - Longenecker Mennonite Church, Winesburg.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Federated Auto Parts, Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services

Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH
Saturday June 17, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models:
Heat 1
1. George Lee II 2. Chet Alexander 3. Rocky Owens 4. Mark Gardiner 5. Blaine Aber 6. Jim Gentry 7. Thomas Baker 8. Troy Hahn 9. Josh McMorrow 10. Trevor Phillips 11. George Delaney
Heat 2
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Eric Myers 3. Ryan Eddleblute 4. Rick Bond 5. JR Gentry 6. Wes Morrison Jr 7. Chester Elliott 8. Paul Davis 10. Jeremy Canada 11. DJ Miller
Dash
1. Doug Drown 2. Jason Flory 3. Ryan Markham 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 6. Clint Coffman
B-Main
1. Wes Morrison Jr 2. Jim Gentry 3. Thomas Baker 4. Paul Davis 5. Eric Eicholtz 6. Josh McMorrow 7. Jeremy Canada 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Troy Hahn 10. DJ Miller 11. Chester Elliott

A-Main (Feature)
1. Jason Flory 2. Ryan Markham 3. Doug Drown 4. Charlie Duncan 5. Dave Hornikel 6. Eric Myers 7. Clint Coffman 8. Chet Alexander 9. George Lee II 10. JR Gentry 11. Rocky Owens 12. Blaine Aber 13. Rick Bond 14. Wes Morrison Jr 15. Paul Davis 16. Jim Gentry 17. Ryan Eddleblute 18. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 19. Thomas Baker 20. Mark Gardiner


CASHLAND Modifieds:
Heat 1
1. Tom Conley 2. David Liles 3. Rory Reed 4. Rob Stambaugh 5. Ricky Wolford 6. Matt Aber 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Kevin Potts 9. Ernest Scott 10. Matt Shroyer
Heat 2
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Larry Kugel 3. David Bodkins 4. Nick Smith 5. Bruce Jennings 6. Gary McGregor 7. Took Wiles 8. Eric Smitley 9. Darrick Hubbard 10. Jim Nicely
Dash
1. Barry Jacobs 2. Kyle Brown 3. Joel Watson 4. Allan Baker 5. Mike Lonas 6. Mitchell Lam
B-Main
1. Took Wiles 2. Darrick Hubbard 3. R. Bruce Miller 4. Matt Shroyer 5. Eric Smitley 6. Kevin Potts 7. Gary McGregor 8. Matt Aber 9. Ernest Scott
A-Main (Feature)
1. Joel Watson 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Allan Baker 4. Larry Kugel 5. Mike Lonas 6. Bruce Jennings 7. Mitchell Lam 8. Rob Stambaugh 9. Nick Smith 10. David Liles 11. Brandon Morrow 12. R. Bruce Miller 13. Matt Shroyer 14. Rory Reed 15. Took Wiles 16. Kyle Brown 17. Ricky Wolford 18. David Bodkins 19. Darrick Hubbard 20. Tom Conley

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Rich Frame 2. Travis Mensching 3. Don Baney, Jr. 4. Todd Werntz 5. Paul Holmes 6. Rick Stringer 7. Tom Fultz 8. Ron Clonch 9. Mike Duncan 10. Shawn Wassam
Heat 2
1. Randy Nisley 2. Tim Myers 3. Chad Craver 4. John Sutherland 5. Mike Stringer 6. Donna (Gentry) Canode 7. Don Rambler 8. Jason Rohr 9. Josh Robinson 10. Dave McMillen
Dash
1. Brad Channell 2. Troy Anderson 3. Fred Snyder 4. Brandon Gardner 5. Todd Swim 6. Dave Haven, Sr.
B-Main
1. Jason Rohr 2. Shawn Wassam 3. Donna (Gentry) Canode 4. Tom Fultz 5. Don Rambler 6. Rick Stringer 7. Ron Clonch
A-Main (Feature)
1. Brandon Gardner 2. Brad Channell 3. Fred Snyder 4. Travis Mensching 5. Rich Frame 6. Randy Nisley 7. Troy Anderson 8. Todd Werntz 9. Tim Myers 10. Shawn Wassam 11. Don Baney, Jr. 12. Paul Holmes 13. John Sutherland 14. Tom Fultz 15. Mike Stringer 16. Donna (Gentry) Canode 17. Dave Haven, Sr. 18. Chad Craver 19. Todd Swim 20. Jason Rohr

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Charlie Ray 2. Stanley White, Jr. 3. Steve Miller 4. Alan Summers 5. Kyle McAfee 6. Jeff Thiel 7. John Raber 8. Johathan Myers 9. Jeremy Hudson 10. Ty Hartman 11. Justin Carter
Heat 2
1. Chad Young 2. Mitch Reichard 3. Matt Wohlford 4. Jon Howe 5. Wendell Miller 6. Chris Yarnell 7. Jim Hudson 8. Don Lehman 9. Wayne Newbury 10. Wayne Newbury
Heat 3
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Ed Ray 3. Josh Morrow 4. Neil Nisly 5. Willard Bo Yarnell 6. Charlie Ray
B-Main
1. John Raber 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Chris Yarnell 4. Justin Carter 5. Tim Myers Jr. 6. Wayne Newbury 7. Jim Hudson 8. Johathan Myers 9. Ty Hartman 10. Kyle McAfee 11. Don Lehman
A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Neil Nisly 3. Cody Rinard 4. Ed Ray 5. Steve Miller 6. Charlie Ray 7. Willard Bo Yarnell 8. Alan Summers 9. Mitch Reichard 10. Jeff Thiel 11. Jeremy Hudson 12. Matt Wohlford 13. John Raber 14. Justin Carter 15. Chris Yarnell 16. Wendell Miller 17. Stanley White, Jr. 18. Jon Howe 19. Chad Young 20. Josh Morrow


‘Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash’ Set For WCS ‘Speedweek’

Orrville, OH --- Wayne County Speedway management have just announced yet another added attraction to the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts at the popular Orrville, OH dirt track that will be held on Monday June 26 as part of the 24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash Race, featuring six members of the famed Jacobs racing family, will be staged that night in a special six-lap, $1,000 to win race. Additionally, the track will also host the Orry Wirt Tribute Race that evening for Super Late Models and the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held.

The Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash Race will now be an annual event during Ohio Sprint Speedweek that honors the memory of the patriarch of the Jacobs family who passed away in December and who was a star open wheel and Late Model driver during the 1960’s and early 1970’s and who’s sons and grandsons have carried on the family racing traditions.

Two generations of the Ken Jacobs racing family will participate including Kenny, Bud & Dean Jacobs in addition to Lee & Cody Jacobs and Trevor Phillips. All six will race together in Sprint Cars and Late Models. Kenny and Dean along with their sons Lee and Cody will compete in Sprint Cars while Bud and nephew Trevor Phillips will compete in Super Late Models bringing fans the best of both worlds all in one race.

“I can’t wait for this night, especially now with this special honor in memory of my Uncle Ken,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS and the niece of the late Ken Jacobs. “To see all my cousins out there again all together, and with Bud coming out of retirement to race, it will be a special, special and very fun evening for everyone. We have to thank Jerry Phillips of IndyCorp for sponsoring this special event.”

Jerry Phillips is a son-in-law of the late Ken Jacobs and his son, Trevor, is a rookie in the Super Late Model division at WCS this season. “With Ken Jacobs being a race car driver and racing and Pete Jacobs’ interest in racing as a car owner and wanting his own track, we want that legacy to continue,” stated Phillips. “The Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be with the six relatives having their own dash that night. After that there will be a trophy presentation with all of their names on it. There will also be a second section on the trophy for Sprint Cars and one for Late Models and every year after this year there will be a Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash for Sprint Cars and one for Late Models.”

Beginning in 2007 there will be two dashes during the Pete Jacobs Memorial, one each for Sprint Cars and Late Models with the top six qualifiers in each division competing in the special dash racing six-laps for $1,000 to win. Phillips has ensured that the Ken Jacobs Memorial Dashes will be held for a decade at least. “This year we’ll have a trophy presentation and photos ops after the race is over and the trophy will be given to Marriann Jacobs who will then give it to the track where it will stay,” explained Phillips. “Each year the two dash winners will be added to the trophy. It will run at least ten years but hopefully for many years after that.”

Sponsors for the inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash are GLR/George Lee Racing, Bob Cowen Trucking and Mason Racin’.

There have been three generations of the Jacobs family who have raced at WCS over the years with Bud Jacobs winning the Sprint Car track championship in 1983, Dean winning the same honors in 1992 and their mother, Marriann, winning a track championship in 1973. The late Ken Jacobs won dozens and dozens of races at WCS along with Marriann, Kenny, Bud & Dean. Ken’s father, N.E. ‘Pete’ Jacobs, founded WCS in 1965.

The 24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek will once again travel to seven dirt tracks in seven nights in Ohio beginning at the end of June and the tour stops on night two at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH on Monday June 26. Over $197,000 will be up for grabs during the week-long Sprint Car extravaganza with $5,000 going to the winner of the Wayne County Speedway 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts and a large contingent of Sprint Car stars will be on hand to do battle on the 3/8 mile banked dirt oval.

Gates will open at 3:00 PM with hot laps at 5:00 PM and racing at 7:00 PM with general admission tickets for adults at $22, ages 11-15 $10 and ages 10 & under free. Pits will be $30. For additional information: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Federated Auto Parts, Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


‘Orry Wirt Tribute’ Late Model Race Added To ‘Speedweek’

Orrville, OH --- The 24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek will once again travel to seven dirt tracks in seven nights in Ohio beginning at the end of June and when the tour stops on night two at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH on Monday June 26 there will be special races and activities for race fans that will give them more bang for their buck. The 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts, in honor of the track’s founder, will be the centerpiece of the evening sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in addition to a special dirt Late Model race in honor of an important person who called Wayne County Speedway home as well as the much anticipated 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Over $197,000 will be up for grabs during the week-long Sprint Car extravaganza with $5,000 going to the winner of the Wayne County Speedway 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts and a large contingent of Sprint Car stars will be on hand to do battle on the 3/8 mile banked dirt oval.

Additionally, track management has announced that on that night a special added attraction featuring the Fultz Fabrication Late Models will be held, the Orry Wirt Tribute Race presented by Federated Auto Parts in honor of the Orry Wirt, who tragically passed away in April and was the son and a crewmember of Late Model star Dave Wirt. The 25-lap race will pay $2,000 to win.

“We are thrilled to have the All Star Sprints back at Wayne County for the Pete Jacobs Memorial,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “It will be a terrific evening for racing and we’re really honored to present the Orry Wirt Tribute race thanks to the generosity of Federated Auto Parts. Orry, like his entire family, was an important part of the Wayne County Speedway family and we miss him. This special race will be our way of honoring his memory and how vital he was to everyone here at the track.”

The family has given their blessings for this special race and looking forward to it. “It’s really a special honor to have them do that race,” commented Dave Wirt, father of Orry and driver of the #991 Late Model. “It’s an honor for them to do that, I’m ecstatic over it and especially on the night of the Pete Jacobs Memorial. I have always looked up to Kenny (Jacobs), he started racing right before I did, and Dean (Jacobs) was a good friend to Orry.”

Among the other festivities that night will be the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremony that will be held prior to the start of the racing program. Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.

“Like last year we have another stellar class of inductees and this is one of my favorite things about being involved at Wayne County Speedway,” stated Ernie Coffman, who has owned WCS for the past three years and has been active there as a car owner since 1969. “The Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame was such a great success last year, and we still get response from it. I know I’m looking forward to this year’s ceremony to honor another group of folks who have made this track such a success over the years.”

As for the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial race featuring 410 Sprint Cars, in addition to the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car regulars, series officials have indicated that drivers from the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the National Sprint Tour will be in competition in addition to many of the top regional drivers. Drivers from across the country and Australia will be going after the first place prize money. A $10,000 one-week point fund will also be offered to the drivers.

Gates will open at 3:00 PM with hot laps at 5:00 PM and racing at 7:00 PM with general admission tickets for adults at $22, ages 11-15 $10 and ages 10 & under free. Pits will be $30. For additional information: www.waynecountyspeedway.com 

Previous Pete Jacobs Memorial Winners:
May 25, 1996 Dean Jacobs (All Stars)
June 30, 1997 Keith Kaufman (All Stars)
May 23, 1998 Joey Saldana (All Stars)
June 28, 1999 Joey Saldana (All Stars)
May 20, 2000 Jeff Sheppard (Gumout Series)
July 2, 2001 Travis Rilant (All Stars)
July 1, 2002 Byron Reed (All Stars)
June 30, 2003 Kelly Kinser (All Stars)
June 28, 2004 - Rain Out
June 27, 2005 - Todd Kane (Unsanctioned)

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Federated Auto Parts, Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


‘Rookie of the Year’ Designations Return To WCS

Orrville, OH --- Something that has been missing for a few years at Wayne County Speedway is returning this year as track management has announced the return of the ‘Rookie of the Year’ designation to deserving drivers in each of the four classes that compete at the popular 3/8 mile banked dirt oval in Orrville, OH. To qualify drivers must register with the track and be a novice to their particular racing division. Those who win the Wayne County Speedway Rookie of the Year honors will be recognized at the post-season awards banquet.

“We thought it was time to bring it back, it’s something drivers can put on their resumes and in their sponsorship searches,” commented Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “Plus it’s a recognition and honor that they can look back on years from now and enjoy and take satisfaction in.”

Wayne County Speedway runs Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks as their weekly divisions and certain guidelines have been set. For any driver to stake a claim on the rookie title(s) they must be a first year driver for that particular division and could not have raced in that division more than three times the previous year at any track. Drivers in all four divisions must declare their rookie status no later than June 30, 2006. Drivers can download an application on the track website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or pick up an application at the pit office on race nights.

Through a special marketing arrangement with Bernheisel Race Cars of Jonestown, PA the Super Late Model Rookie of the Year at Wayne County Speedway will be awarded a new Lazer Chassis racecar. “What we do is we’ll give away a Late Model chassis to the Wayne County Speedway Rookie of the Year,” explained Jim Bernheisel, owner of Bernheisel Race Cars. “There are some contingencies attached to it, they have to buy some pieces to finish the car so it’s done properly and they have to agree to race it.” (Bernheisel Race Cars will also give the WCS Super Late Model point champion a new Lazer Chassis.)

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Cause For Care Race Benefit Invites Racing Entities Free!

Wooster, OH --- Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.

This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life recently from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.

The benefit is already expanding beyond last year’s event and teams and businesses are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of promotional opportunities to market and publicize the event.

“We hope to make this event even bigger and better than before,” stated event organizer Courtney Drown. “With the additional room that the fairgrounds allows us, we will be able to once again hold a chicken b-b-q, have activities for children to enjoy, plus all of the racecars, raffles, auction and much, much more!”

“We would also like to use this day as a day to recognize teams’ sponsors. Hopefully they will pass along this information to their sponsors and make them aware that they are also welcome to set-up booths to promote their products and/or services – the more the merrier!”

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.

The Dirt Racers Radio program, aired every Sunday evening over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH, will also be in attendance with a two-hour radio broadcast from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit.

All proceeds will go directly to the family of Orry Wirt to help defray expenses.

“In an additional attempt to raise money for the Wirt family we have also added a Fan Favorite Voting Contest this year that we ask for the drivers’ help in,” said Drown. “All you have to do, if you wish to participate, is have your helmet on your car upside down to collect money in. The driver who turns in the most money donated by the fans at the end of the afternoon will receive a prize.”

“We would also appreciate any door prizes that anyone, or any team or their sponsors would like to donate. If they are not able to make it on that day but still wish to donate something they may mail it to: Courtney Drown, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.”

Tracks, sanctions and businesses who would like to set up a free display should contact Drown.

Wayne County Fairgrounds is located right off Route 30 in Wooster, OH between Canton and Mansfield.

Additional information will be released at a later date with updates, driver information and more.

To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Alexander, Channell, Snyder & Lonas Win At WCS

Orrville, OH --- It was night for the fast and the furious as each division of high-powered dirt racecars in four divisions spun off a fast-paced program Saturday evening June 10 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH with second-generation star driver Chet Alexander coming home the winner in the Fultz Fabrication Late Models, Brad Channell in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks, Mike Snyder in the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks and Mike Lonas claiming the Cashland Modifieds main event.

At the drop of the green in the Fultz Fabrication Late Model feature event former multi-titled track champion Brad Malcuit took the immediate lead with a high-flying Rick Bond stuck to his bumper as Chet Alexander, George Lee, Jason Flory from eighth and Clint Coffman led the starting field on the first lap. By the third tour Alexander had taken over second from Bond with Flory running wide open into fourth as Alexander worked on Malcuit and took the lead on the fifth lap. Meanwhile Flory slipped into third and eventually overtook Malcuit as Alexander inched away. While the top four spots were being hotly contested Coffman and Lee waged war side by side for multiple laps for fifth until Alexander started lapping cars. A lap 10 caution slowed the field but after the restart it was all Alexander as he controlled the rest of the race with a comfortable margin and eventually sailed past the checkers over Bond, Flory, Malcuit, Charlie Duncan. Coffman, Dave Hornikel, Lee, Andy Parsons and Randy Scott rounding out the top ten.

“The car felt good,” stated the popular Alexander after taking his first victory of the year in his Mark Nussbaum-owned Rocket Chassis #16 powered by Emery Engines and sponsored by Massillon Transmission, Lias Tire, Nussbaum Automotive, Kelton Home Care, Alexanders Racing Bodies, Pikes Station Restaurant and Snyder of Berlin. “It was fast and we may have found something. I think we have a race car now (laughs), it felt real good. Now let’s see if we can do it again.”

Heat races went to Malcuit and Duncan while Flory won the dash.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock main event it was Akron’s Brad Channell showing a race long domination as he held off all challenges during the feature event. A yellow flag with three laps to go didn’t deter Channell as he powered off to the feature win over Brandon Gardner, Tim Myers, Travis Mensching, Todd Swim, Todd Werntz, Jeremy Lynch, Frank Oriti, Fred Snyder and Troy Anderson. Channell won driving his D&C Construction & Excavating-sponsored Monte Carlo #1c.

Heat wins went to Wertz and John Sutherland while Channell won the dash and Shawn Wassam won the B Main.

In the highly competitive Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks it was Orrville’s Mike Snyder showing the fast way around the 3/8 mile banked oval as he fought his way over a competitive field to a main event victory aboard his Dodge Neon, Ogle’s Auto Sales sponsored #55 as he was hounded by runner-ups Ed Ray, Charlie Ray, Neil Nisly, Alan Summers, Cody Rinard, Bo Yarnell, Jeremy Hudson, Stanley White, Jr., and Chad Young.

Preliminary heat wins went to White, Jr., and Summers while Nisly took the dash win.

A large field of the Cashland Modifieds were on hand as Mansfield’s Mike Lonas took his first win of the season in the Modified division from his fourth starting position. Lonas, who also races Late Models, held off an impressive field steeped in experience, wins and championships as his Coffman Corvette-sponsored #5 Modified prevailed over Joshua Scott, Allan Baker, David Liles, Barry Jacob, Took Wiles, Rory Reed, Bruce Jennings, Rob Stambaugh and Larry Kugel to become the third different winner in four races.

Heat wins went to Scott and Baker while famed veteran racer Dean Alexander won the B Main in his ‘comeback’ and Brandon Marrow took dash honors.

Next Saturday night June 17 at Wayne County Speedway it will be Mid-Season Championship and double points night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.


Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH
Saturday June 10, 2006
RESULTS
Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models:
Heat 1
1. Brad Malcuit 2. Rick Bond 3. Chet Alexander 4. George Lee II 5. Andy Parsons 6. Clint Coffman
Heat 2
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Ryan Markham 3. JR Gentry 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Wes Morrison Jr 6. Blaine Aber 7. Trevor Phillips 8. George Delaney 9. Terrence Metz
Heat 3
1. Jason Flory 2. Mark Osburn 3. Randy Scott 4. Thomas Baker 5. Ryan Eddleblute 6. Troy Hahn 7. Justin Chance 8. Jeremy Canada
A-Main (Feature)
1. Chet Alexander 2. Rick Bond 3. Jason Flory 4. Brad Malcuit 5. Charlie Duncan 6. Clint Coffman 7. Dave Hornikel 8. George Lee II 9. Andy Parsons 10. Randy Scott 11. Mark Osburn 12. JR Gentry 13. Blaine Aber 14. Thomas Baker 15. Ryan Markham 16. Justin Chance 17. George Delaney 18. Wes Morrison Jr 19. Trevor Phillips 20. Troy Hahn 21. Terrence Metz 22. Ryan Eddleblute 23. Jeremy Canada

CASHLAND Modifieds:
Heat 1
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Kyle Brown 3. Mitchell Lam 4. Mike Lonas 5. Ricky Wolford 6. Rory Reed
Heat 2
1. Joshua Scott 2. Bruce Jennings 3. Matt Shroyer 4. Barry Jacobs 5. Rob Stambaugh 6. Dean Alexander 7. Jim Nicely 8. Eric Smitley 9. Justin Morey 10. R. Bruce Miller 11. Kenneth Frazier
Heat 3
1. Allan Baker 2. David Liles 3. Took Wiles 4. David Bodkins 5. Larry Kugel 6. Nick Smith 7. Tom Conley 8. Gary McGregor 9. Ernest Scott 10. Jeff Jones
B-Main 1
1. Dean Alexander 2. Tom Conley 3. Nick Smith 4. Eric Smitley 5. Jim Nicely 6. Justin Morey 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Kenneth Frazier 9. Gary McGregor 10. Ernest Scott

A-Main (Feature)
1. Mike Lonas 2. Joshua Scott 3. Allan Baker 4. David Liles 5. Barry Jacobs 6. Took Wiles 7. Rory Reed 8. Bruce Jennings 9. Rob Stambaugh 10. Larry Kugel 11. Ricky Wolford 12. Mitchell Lam 13. Matt Shroyer 14. Eric Smitley 15. Nick Smith 16. Tom Conley 17. Brandon Morrow 18. Dean Alexander 19. David Bodkins 20. Kyle Brown

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Brad Channell 2. Tim Myers 3. Chad Craver 4. Brandon Gardner 5. Todd Swim 6. Dave Crocko Haven, Jr.
Heat 2
1. Todd Werntz 2. Randy Nisley 3. Jeremy Lynch 4. Don Baney, Jr. 5. Donna (Gentry) Canode 6. Shawn Wassam 7. Tom Fultz 8. Dan Tuttle 9. Ron Clonch 10. Troy Anderson 11. Mike Duncan 12. Jason Rohr
Heat 3
1. John Sutherland 2. Verne Siegrist 3. Travis Mensching 4. Fred Snyder 5. Paul Holmes 6. Mike Stringer 7. Rich Frame 8. Don Rambler 9. Frank Oriti 10. Shaun Cains
B-Main 1
1. Shawn Wassam 2. Frank Oriti 3. Troy Anderson 4. Mike Stringer 5. Tom Fultz 6. Jason Rohr 7. Dan Tuttle 8. Rich Frame 9. Ron Clonch 10. Shaun Cains

A-Main (Feature)
1. Brad Channell 2. Brandon Gardner 3. Tim Myers 4. Travis Mensching 5. Todd Swim 6. Todd Werntz 7. Jeremy Lynch 8. Frank Oriti 9. Fred Snyder 10. Troy Anderson 11. Donna (Gentry) Canode 12. John Sutherland 13. Don Baney, Jr. 14. Dave Crocko Haven, Jr. 15. Randy Nisley 16. Verne Siegrist 17. Mike Stringer 18. Paul Holmes 19. Shawn Wassam 20. Chad Craver

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Neil Nisly 2. Mike Snyder 3. Charlie Ray 4. Ed Ray 5. Matt Wohlford 6. Cody Rinard
Heat 2
1. Alan Summers 2. Jeremy Hudson 3. Willard Bo Yarnell 4. Jon Howe 5. Don Lehman 6. Wayne Newbury 7. Jim Hudson 8. Patrick Malone
Heat 3
1. Stanley White, Jr. 2. John Raber 3. Mitch Reichard 4. Ty Hartman 5. Chad Young 6. Wendell Miller 7. Johathan Myers

A-Main (Feature)
1. Mike Snyder 2. Ed Ray 3. Charlie Ray 4. Neil Nisly 5. Alan Summers 6. Cody Rinard 7. Willard Bo Yarnell 8. Jeremy Hudson 9. Stanley White, Jr. 10. Chad Young 11. John Raber 12. Mitch Reichard 13. Jon Howe 14. Ty Hartman 15. Wayne Newbury 16. Don Lehman 17. Johathan Myers 18. Jim Hudson 19. Wendell Miller 20. Patrick Malone 21. Matt Wohlford

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


‘Manufacturers’ Night’ Reset For July 22 At WCS

Orrville, OH --- Management at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH have decided to move the recently designated ‘Manufacturers’ Night’ from Saturday July 1 to Saturday July 22 in order to give the contributing manufacturers, builders and retailers more focus and attention rather than sharing the previous announced date with the annual WCS Kids Night Extravaganza.

“Upon reflection we felt that doubling up Manufacturers’ Night with our annual and very popular Kids Night Extravaganza wouldn’t give each of the contributing manufacturers as much attention and exposure as they deserve so we’re going to give them their own designated night on July 22,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “Our Kids Night Extravaganza is a fun, popular and hectic night and we don’t want those companies who are participating in this special promotion for our drivers to be short changed in the ‘attention’ department.”

In what track management hopes will be an annual event that will grow and expand over the next several years, the track has invited manufacturers, retailers and distributors of dirt racing parts, components and other related products and services to participate in a special promotion that will benefit the businesses and the Wayne County Speedway drivers and teams.

“We have contacted many if not most of the manufacturers and distributors of race car parts and services about participating and already we have had contact from businesses in the dirt racing industry who will be contributing products and gift certificates for their products and services to be distributed to various feature finishing positions that night,” explained Heil. “Through Lehman Motorsports Services we have set up a mutually beneficial promotional package for the manufacturers and it seems a number of them feel it is in their best interests to participate due to the exposure they will receive.”

“We feel this is a good promotion for the companies to make the competitors more aware of their products and services plus the company reps who have been in touch feel it’s a goodwill gesture to say thanks to the drivers for their hard work in getting to the track each week to entertain all of our many race fans. We hope to do this annually and build it up to something significant and something drivers will look forward to each year.”

More information and a list of companies who will be participating in this generous driver promotion will be released soon through Wayne County Speedway and also on the Dirt Racers Radio show.

Any businesses wishing to participate are encouraged to contact Heil at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net

On tap that night will be a full weekly racing program consisting of the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette, Jones Potato Chips and Clear Channel Radio.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


‘Manufacturers’ Night’ Set For July 1 At Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH --- When the gates swing open at Wayne County speedway in Orrville, OH next month on Saturday July 1 the festive weekend celebrating the independence of the United States will also carry to the track as the special 4th of July Celebration at the Orrville, OH dirt track will not only be hosting it’s annual Kids Extravaganza but a special treat will also be in store for many of the drivers who compete at the fast 3/8 mile banked oval as July 1 has been deemed Manufacturers’ Night.

“We have contacted many if not most of the manufacturers and distributors of race car parts and services about participating and already we have had contact from businesses in the dirt racing industry who will be contributing products and gift certificates for their products and services to be distributed to various feature finishing positions that night,” explained Tina Heil, General Manager of the track. “Through Lehman Motorsports Services we have set up a mutually beneficial promotional package for the manufacturers and it seems a number of them feel it is in their best interests to participate due to the exposure they will receive.”

“We feel this is a good promotion for the companies to make the competitors more aware of their products and services plus the company reps who have been in touch feel it’s a goodwill gesture to say thanks to the drivers for their hard work in getting to the track each week to entertain all of our many race fans. We hope to do this annually and build it up to something significant and something drivers will look forward to each year.”

More information and a list of companies who will be participating in this generous driver promotion will be released soon through Wayne County Speedway and also on the Dirt Racers Radio show.

Also on tap that night will be the annual Kids’ Extravaganza with bicycle races, driver autograph sessions, games, prizes and much, much more still in the planning stages. Also being presented that night will be a full weekly racing program consisting of the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks.

This Saturday night June 10 Wayne County Speedway will host another edition of their 2006 Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Days Of Rain Forces Wayne County Speedway To Cancel….Again

Orrville, OH ---- With an overabundance of rain this past week Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH was forced to cancel the racing program on Saturday June 3 due to over-saturated grounds. On Thursday June 1 the track was also forced to cancel the special World of Outlaws Sprint Car race as well. Track officials convened and upon inspection of the grounds found that it was too wet in key areas of the property thus forcing the cancellation with more showers forecasted for Saturday.

“After talking with (track prep) Tim Myers and (track owners) Ernie & Clint Coffman, we all decided that due to the tremendous amount of rain we have gotten the past week we decided to cancel because our parking lot and grandstand area is sopping wet and over-saturated,” explained WCS General Manager Tina Heil. “We had so much rain leading up to and including the torrential downpour on Thursday that there were a couple racecar haulers that became stuck in the pits. It hasn’t let up much since then.”

“We hate to do it. We felt we could get the track in racing order but we would have suffered too much damage trying to park cars in the parking lot and in the pits. That was the deciding factor in canceling the races. We’re sick about having to cancel but we hope we get enough sunny weather that we can be back to practice on Tuesday and race on next Saturday night June 10.”

Weather permitting a practice session will be held on Tuesday June 6 from 5:00 – 9:30 PM. Next Saturday night June 10 Wayne County Speedway will host another edition of their 2006 Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Berheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


WCS Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; Ceremony During Sprint Speedweek

Orrville, OH --- A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Monday June 26 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time when the Pete Jacobs Memorial is staged as night two of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. The induction ceremony and race will be held on the 41st anniversary of the track’s opening.

Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.

“Like last year we have another stellar class of inductees and this is one of my favorite things about being involved at Wayne County Speedway,” stated Ernie Coffman, who has owned WCS for the past three years and has been active there as a car owner since 1969. “The Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame was such a great success last year, and we still get response from it. I know I’m looking forward to this year’s ceremony to honor another group of folks who have made this track such a success over the years.”

“We have a good representative class to be inducted this year,” added Tina Heil, General Manager of the track. “This year the committee looked at longevity at the track, achievement and additional contributions to the track and the sport. Everyone earned their way in and the final votes were unanimous after looking at records and stats and considering what they have contributed beyond their regular roles. The ceremony will be an extra special addition to the Pete Jacobs Memorial race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

Blaine Aber has raced at WCS during parts or all of five different decades and has accumulated a huge win count and three WCS Late Model championships. Aber also owns an additional five championships at two other tracks and spent time as a former regular on the STARS series. Aber continues to race at WCS today.

Jim Case was a dominant Late Model driver during the 1960’s and early 1970’s and was a multiple feature winner each season and a two-time Late Model track champion and multiple winner of numerous WCS special invitationals.

Jeff Drown started his racing career at WCS in the early 1970’s and over the next two decades-plus raced primarily in the Limited Late Model division (often called Chargers, Pro Stocks, etc…) and in the Late Models scoring numerous feature wins and dominant win streaks as well as two WCS championships.

Marriann Jacobs began racing in the ‘powder puff’ division in the early 1960’s before racing at Wayne County Speedway beginning in 1965 through her retirement at the end of 1973. During that span she was a leading winner in the division driving Late Models owned by Harry Kane and Jim Gentry, among others. In 1973 she won the only ‘powder puff’ championship contested at WCS. In 1970 she once won a feature on the same night as her husband, the late Ken Jacobs, who was inducted in the inaugural WCS Hall of Fame. She also worked at the track for a number of years and was a long time stockholder.

Dave Ledford began racing at WCS in the early 1970’s and raced Limited Late Models (also known as Chargers, Pro Stocks, etc…) and Late Models for nearly 30 years. Along the way Ledford dominated the Limited Late Model division during the 70’s and early 80’s with four track championships, including the track championship during his rookie season and also set the record for most New Track Records and amassed a large amount of feature wins. Ledford also has multiple championships at another track.

The late Wayne Maffett, Sr., spent over 20 years racing at WCS and during the mid 1970’s and early 1980’s was a big winner in the Limited Late Model division with multiple mid-season championship victories and three track championships. Maffett, Sr., also won multiple track championships and invitational special events at numerous other tracks.

Brad Malcuit started racing Late Models at WCS in the 1970’s and won his first championship in 1979 before winning three more championships during the 1980’s. Malcuit holds a large win record at WCS including multiple sanctioned wins with the All Star Circuit of Champions Late Model Series at WCS. Malcuit also spent many years as a track sponsor through his business.

The late Bob Mullens will be inducted into the Car Owner category. Mullens spent three decades as a car owner with such drivers as Denny Mullens, Jim Gentry, Dave Haven, Ronnie Baker and his grandson, Matt Bee Aber and was an ardent supporter of WCS after his retirement as a car owner.

Being inducted into the Fan category is James Gentry, Sr., who has attended WCS since the opening season in 1965 and is an ardent fan and supporter of his son, Late Model driver Jim Gentry, and grandson, Late Model driver J.R. Gentry.

Being inducted into the Staff category are Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, who spent 20 years heading up track prep in addition to his duties as a track director and long time stockholder. Gary Mckisson, current track photographer, began photographing at WCS in the mid-1970’s on a weekly basis and assumed the role of official track photographer upon Bob Frey’s retirement. Bob McGovern spent over 30 years as a track official and was an original WCS staff member on June 26, 1965. Upon his retirement from WCS McGovern spent a number of years on the staff of the STARS & Renegade dirt racing series. McGovern was a long time stockholder and director at WCS.

The nominating committee of the Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame include Heil, Carol Tope, Ed Fredericks, Don Danley and Doc Lehman.

The 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Monday June 26, 2006 prior to the start of the Pete Jacobs Memorial racing activities that are part of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Berheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Chuck Griffith Returns To Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH --- Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH has announced that the popular 3/8 mile banked oval has a ‘new’ old announcer behind the mic as popular north central Ohio based Chuck Griffith has returned to the Saturday night dirt track as an announcer. Griffith, who spent a number of years behind the microphone at Wayne County Speedway, returns to the track after a one–year absence. Griffith will partner with Bob Sigler as the voices of the jelly-city based speed plant.

“I actually think it’s a huge step in the right direction for Wayne County Speedway,” stated Wayne County Speedway General Manager Tina Heil. “Its part of getting the whole team together and Chuck is a big part of that. Chuck knows so much about the drivers and the track. The Coffman’s and I are so happy he deiced to come back. He really keeps the crowd involved, he’s just so entertaining!”

“He also keeps good care of the track sponsors and the drivers’ sponsors in addition to keeping the fans entertained. He is so funny and talented and really keeps on what is happening in the world of dirt racing.”

Griffith is very active in dirt racing and also serves as Race Director at Lakeville Speedway and is a veteran track announcer and broadcaster who formally worked at such tracks as Eldora Speedway and hosted radio programs, including his former long-running radio show Thrills On Wheels in addition to various television projects.

“I’m excited about being back,” commented Griffith. “It’s a multi-part decision on my part. Not only did I miss the dirt but missed Saturday nights at Wayne County Speedway. Wayne County Speedway has been my home for many years and I know all the drivers and sponsors so it makes it an easy transition. Looking forward to it and hopefully I can add something to the program because we are after all in the entertainment business and the job of an announcer is to provide entertainment and information to those wonderful people who buy tickets and pay the purses.”

“It’s also great to be back working with Tina and (track owner) Ernie (Coffman). Tina proved herself last year she is very capable of working with the drivers, fans and importantly the sponsors. She has a tremendous talent for dealing with the public.”

“I have some other things burning too, some TV stuff I am on the verge of doing that has to do with racing. I’m old enough to retire form my job and I have no intentions of doing that but when I do that I want to kind of step into a role with dirtcar racing with this opportunity that has come forward to do some TV work in addition to my duties at Wayne County and Lakeville. I was able to keep my foot in the door with some TV production companies and now that’s all coming together.”

“We just want to keep it fun and make sure the fans have a good time.”

After a 21 year absence the famed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is returning to Wayne County Speedway for a midweek show that will be co-sanctioned with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars allowing race fans a tremendous field of national, regional and local Sprint Car stars when the invasion occurs on Thursday June 1. Pit Gates will open at 2:00, grandstand gates at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:30 with the full racing program starting soon after. Also on the card will be Modifieds. Advanced reserved seat tickets are now available and there is a $2 discount per ticket on all tickets sold in advance.

On Saturday June 3 Wayne County Speedway will run a weekly program featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Bond Wins In Front of Four Generations At WCS

Orrville, OH --- It was a great-grandfather taking top honors last Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH as seasoned veteran dirt track racer Rick Bond of Mansfield, OH powered his Rod Eddleblute’s Garage, Ken Adams Trucking sponsored GRT Race Cars/Pro Power Engines #007 Super Late Model from the 12th starting position to a rousing victory lane celebration after showing the young guns the way around the 3/8 mile banked oval. Also taking feature wins were Rob Stambaugh and Kyle Brown in the Modifieds, Frank Oriti in the Pure Stocks and Dale Beckett and Neil Nisly in the Mini Stocks.

At the drop of Ed Fredericks’ green flag Charlie Duncan took the point over Jason Flory, J.R. Gentry, Clint Coffman and Dave Hornikle in the Fultz Fabrication Late Models feature but Flory had other plans as he passed Duncan a circuit later with Coffman on his bumper and a fast moving Ryan Markham working his way immediately into fourth and up to third by lap six before taking second on a lap seven restart. Flory and Markham went to work with Flory blistering the high groove and Markham scorching the inside groove in near tandem lap after lap while Rick Bond began his march to the front with teammate Randy Scott in tow.

As the laps ticked off Flory managed a slight advantage by the 15th lap but a tour later the two made contact coming down the backstretch and again in turn four with Flory subsequently pitting. After a lap 18 restart Markham had to contend with Bond who made his way into second and was in hot pursuit of Markham until lap 22 when Markham suffered a broken tie-rod forcing him pit side while Bond chewed up the real estate at a breakneck pace to the checkered flag.

“My great-grandbaby was here and my grandkids and I want to thank my beautiful wife, Donna, for putting up with all this,” declared a happy and relieved Rick Bond after his popular win. “I didn’t think I’d ever get another one, I swear I did (laughs) that’s how bad we’ve been. I owe it all to (World of Outlaws Late Model driver) Clint Smith and his crew chief John Cloer, Jr. My son Ricky has been on the phone with him for one whole week.”

“My crew, my boys they stuck right with me and that GRT was working tonight. The car was good and it was going to the front. We missed a couple wrecks there and got through there. The thing is Ryan (Markham) is so fast and we were able to run with him. The car just kept getting better and better. Rod Eddleblute made this happen. It was a dream.”

Following Bond across the checkers were Jeremy Canada, Travis Brookover, Hans Grossniklaus, Eric Eicholtz, Randy Scott, Ryan Eddleblute, Ryan Markham, Jason Flory and Paul Davis. Taking heat wins were Davis, Markham and Duncan while Thomas Baker won the B Main.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock feature event perennial winner Troy Anderson grabbed the lead but soon found himself with Frank Oriti hounding him lap after lap with the duo side by side for the first initial laps before swapping the lead back and forth until lap five when Oriti was able to grab a miniscule lead that he soon was able to extend slightly but enough to take the win over Anderson, Chad Craver, Fred Snyder, Shaun Cains, Todd Werntz, Tim Myers, Shawn Wassam, Randy Nisley and Donna Gentry-Canode. Heats went to Shaun Cains, Travis Mensching and Brandon Gardner with Wassum taking the B Main.

The Hague Crystal Clear Water Systems Mini Stocks multi-feature winner and champion Dale Beckett took the win in the night’s weekly feature main event in convincing fashion over Neil Nisly, Ed Ray, Jason Thiel, Cody Rinard, Mitch Reichard, Steve Miller, Charlie Ray, Bo Yarnell and Jim Hudson. Heat wins went to Rinard, Thiel, Josh Morrow and Chad Young took the B Main win. In the make-up feature from April 29 the top two were reversed from the weekly feature event as Neil Nisly took the win over Dale Beckett with Steve Miller, Henry Britton, Cody Rinard, Ed Ray, Mitch Reichard, Jason Thiel, Stanley White, Jr., and Bo Yarnell rounding out the top ten.

In the Cashland Modified main event Rob Stambaugh rocketed his way into victory lane over veteran Barry Jacobs, Took Wiles, Mike Lonas, Mike Potosky, Rory Reed, David Liles, Eric Smitley, Brandon Morrow and Matt Shroyer. Taking heat wins were Mike Potosky and Jacobs. In the make-up main event from April 29 it was former Late Model star Kyle Brown taking the victory over David Liles, Rory Reed, Rob Stambaugh, Mitch Basich, Eric Smitley, Matt Shroyer 8. Bruce Jennings, Barry Jacobs and Took Wiles.

After a 21 year absence the famed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is returning to Wayne County Speedway for a midweek show that will be co-sanctioned with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars allowing race fans a tremendous field of national, regional and local Sprint Car stars when the invasion occurs on Thursday June 1. Pit Gates will open at 2:00, grandstand gates at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:30 with the full racing program starting soon after. Also on the card will be Modifieds. Advanced reserved seat tickets are now available and there is a $2 discount per ticket on all tickets sold in advance.

On Saturday June 3Wayne County Speedway will run a weekly program featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
Saturday May 27, 2006
RESULTS:

Fultz Fabrications Super Late Models:
Heat 1
1. Paul Davis 2. Travis Brookover 3. Justin Chance 4. Rocky Owens 5. Randy Scott 6. Troy Hahn 7. Jeremy Canada 8. Hans Grossniklaus 9. Thomas Baker 10. Wes Morrison Jr
Heat 2
1. Ryan Markham 2. Blaine Aber 3. Rick Bond 4. Mike Lonas 5. Eric Eicholtz 6. Jim Gentry 7. Ryan Eddleblute 8. George Delaney 9. Chester Elliott 10. Trevor Phillips 11. Bob Moravitz
Heat 3
1. Charlie Duncan 2. JR Gentry 3. Jason Flory 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Chet Alexander 6. Clint Coffman
B-Main 1
1. Thomas Baker 2. Jeremy Canada 4. Ryan Eddleblute 5. Wes Morrison Jr 6. Jim Gentry 7. Troy Hahn 8. Chester Elliott 9. Trevor Phillips 11. Jim Morey

A-Main (Feature)
1. Rick Bond 2. Jeremy Canada 3. Travis Brookover 4. Hans Grossniklaus 5. Eric Eicholtz 6. Randy Scott 7. Ryan Eddleblute 8. Ryan Markham 9. Jason Flory 10. Paul Davis 11. Chet Alexander 12. Clint Coffman 13. Charlie Duncan 14. Blaine Aber 15. JR Gentry 16. Dave Hornikel 17. Thomas Baker 18. Justin Chance 19. Rocky Owens 20. Matt Lux

Cashland Modifieds:
Heat 1
1. Mike Potosky 2. Rory Reed 3. Larry Kugel 4. David Liles 5. Eric Smitley 6. Brandon Morrow 7. Jim Nicely 8. Matt Shroyer 9. Ernest Scott 10. Gary McGregor 11. R. Bruce Miller 12. Kenneth Frazier 13. Ricky Wolford 14. Mitch Basich
Heat 2
1. Barry Jacobs 2. Took Wiles 3. Rob Stambaugh 4. Mike Lonas 5. Bruce Jennings 6. Kyle Brown

A-Main (Feature): Rob Stambaugh 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Took Wiles 4. Mike Lonas 5. Mike Potosky 6. Rory Reed 7. David Liles 8. Eric Smitley 9. Brandon Morrow 10. Matt Shroyer 11. R. Bruce Miller 12. Ernest Scott 13. Larry Kugel 14. Gary McGregor 15. Ricky Wolford 16. Bruce Jennings 17. Kenneth Frazier 18. Kyle Brown

Make-Up Feature (4/29)1. Kyle Brown 2. David Liles 3. Rory Reed 4. Rob Stambaugh 5. Mitch Basich 6. Eric Smitley 7. Matt Shroyer 8. Bruce Jennings 9. Barry Jacobs 10. Took Wiles 11. Ricky Wolford 12. Mike Potosky 13. Darrel Mayer 14. Tim Penley 15. Allan Baker 16. Mike Lonas 17. Larry Kugel 18. Mike Skeens 19. Mitchell Lam 20. R. Bruce Miller

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Shaun Cains 2. Verne Siegrist 3. Rich Frame 4. Don Baney, Jr. 5. Donna (Gentry) Canode 6. Jack Wile 7. Josh Robinson 8. Mike Stringer 9. Don Rambler 10. Todd Swim 12. Shawn Wassam
Heat 2
1. Travis Mensching 2. Tim Myers 3. Todd Werntz 4. Brad Channell 5. John Sutherland 6. Randy Nisley 7. Jeremy Lynch 8. Denny Shear
Heat 3
1. Brandon Gardner 2. Troy Anderson 3. Frank Oriti 4. Chad Craver 5. Fred Snyder 6. Dave Crocko Haven, Jr.
B-Main 1
1. Shawn Wassam 2. Randy Nisley 3. Blaine Heater 4. Rick Stringer 5. Todd Swim 6. Jeremy Lynch 7. Mike Stringer 8. Joey Stringer 9. Josh Robinson 10. John Preston 11. Don Rambler 12. Denny Shear 13. Jack Wile

A-Main (Feature)
1. Frank Oriti 2. Troy Anderson 3. Chad Craver 4. Fred Snyder 5. Shaun Cains 6. Todd Werntz 7. Tim Myers 8. Shawn Wassam 9. Randy Nisley 10. Donna (Gentry) Canode 11. Don Baney, Jr. 12. Verne Siegrist 13. Travis Mensching 14. John Sutherland 15. Blaine Heater 16. Rich Frame 17. Brandon Gardner 18. Brad Channell 19. Rick Stringer 20. Dave Crocko Haven, Jr.

Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks:
Heat 1
1. Cody Rinard 2. John Gardner 3. Jason Rowe 4. Mitch Reichard 5. Johathan Myers 6. Chad Young 7. John Raber 8. Stanley White, Jr. 9. Daniel Blair 10. Henry Britton 11. Andy Stutz
Heat 2
1. Jason Thiel 2. Don Lehman 3. Willard Bo Yarnell 4. Dustin Cyrus 5. Jon Howe 6. Matt Wohlford 7. Jim Hudson 8. Patrick Malone 9. Wayne Newbury 11. Greg Miller 12. Steve Miller
Heat 3
1. Josh Morrow 2. Neil Nisly 3. Dale Beckett, Jr. 4. Charlie Ray 5. Ed Ray 6. Mike Snyder
B-Main 1
1. Chad Young 2. Matt Wohlford 3. John Raber 4. Jim Hudson 5. Stanley White, Jr. 6. Patrick Malone 7. Daniel Blair 8. Wayne Newbury 9. Henry Britton 11. Andy Stutz 12. Greg Miller 13. Steve Miller 14. Jeff Thiel

A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Neil Nisly 3. Ed Ray 4. Jason Thiel 5. Cody Rinard 6. Mitch Reichard 7. Steve Miller 8. Charlie Ray 9. Willard Bo Yarnell 10. Jim Hudson 11. Don Lehman 12. John Gardner 13. Stanley White, Jr. 14. Chad Young 15. Mike Snyder 16. Dustin Cyrus 17. Johathan Myers 18. Josh Morrow 19. Jason Rowe 20. Jeremy Hudson

Make-Up Feature (4/29)1. Neil Nisly 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Steve Miller 4. Henry Britton 5. Cody Rinard 6. Ed Ray 7. Mitch Reichard 8. Jason Thiel 9. Stanley White, Jr. 10. Willard Bo Yarnell 11. Matt Wohlford 12. Charlie Ray 13. John Gardner 14. Wendell Miller 15. Jon Howe 16. Mike Snyder 17. Chad Young 18. Wayne Newbury

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


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