COMING UP: Sunday, August 23rd
THE MAIN EVENT RACING SERIES
Modifieds - Street Stocks- Front Wheel Drives
Pits 11:00 am - Practice/Front Gates 1:00 pm
Qualifying 3:00 - Racing 4:30
Grandstand: Adults -$20, Child (6-12) $5;
5 & under FREE
Pit Pass - $30
We are having an issue getting points uploaded into the system - we will attempt again tomorrow however below is the updated points for the Main Event Racing Series. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience this is creating. The points page will be offline until we get it corrected with the accurate points standings.
RACING FOR AUTISM---SPITZER
MIKE MAZZAGATTI, BUD PERRY, NICK
GRODI, TIM ICE, EMERSON HUFFMAN,
JOHN SANDQUIST JR, DAVE STEHOUWER,
JEFF PLUMB, ALEX ROSENBERRY,
JEFF GANUS, JOSH WAY, DOUG SOMMERS, R
J WHITE, JOHN SANDQUIST,
MAYO SPENCE DNS---HAROLD FAIR JR
SERIES POINT STANDINGS
GANUS 1569-MAZZAGATTI 1526-ROSENBERRY
1479-GRODI 1364-FAIR 1313-
STEHOUWER 1006-PERRY 838-SANDQUIST JR
795-FLYNN 712-HUFFMAN 395-
WAY 345-CARLSON 314-ROBERTS 262-BERRY
244-ICE 206-PEMBERTON 192-STRICKLAND 191
-SANDQUIST 184-FORCHT 179-REITHMEYER
JACK 140-JIOVANI 132-HOLBROOK
127-VRSEK 123-ROSEBRUGH 117-LEE 116-
HANTZ 111-RANGEL 109-BELOTT
108-KIRKPATRICK 104-VANDYKE 100-BAILEY 97
SENNEKER 89-CURRIER 83-PLUMB 83-ROOT
80-VARNEY 75-ROHRER 69-WHITE 65-RAVENSCROFT 65-
PELLITIER 65-ROSS 61-SPENCE
58-YOUNG 58-StDENIS 56-
EVERAGE 55-WARD 55-LADUKE 51-KARL
50-THIEL 49-PLANTE 49-HAWES 45-
McKENZIE 45-BENSON 44-SAHUTSKE 25
Previous Week's Racing Results by Media
Director, Jarrett Emmerich
Carlson Tames Toledo for Miller Lite 100 Victory
(TOLEDO, OHIO, Friday, August 7th, 2015) – The notoriously wild Toledo Speedway has been the site of many legendary battles. Friday night’s battle between the cars of both the Main Event Racing Series and ARCA Gold Cup Series proved no different as twenty-five of the world’s greatest outlaw super late model pilots waged fendered warfare for 100 laps. Cedar Springs, Michigan’s Dakota Carlson would tame the speedway’s famed high-banked half-mile surface in order to pick up the victory in the #8 LeClair Racing/Port City Racecars/Performance Engineering car. Carleton, Michigan’s Dennis Strickland was the fastest qualifier as he blistered the asphalt in the #90 Moran Chevrolet/Automotive Solutions car at a lap time of 15.186 seconds.
Former modified standout Trevor Berry would start on the front row by virtue of the ten-car invert alongside the #33 of Wyoming, Michigan’s Dave Stehouwer. Berry would jump the initial start of the race, resulting in a caution. Stehouwer would use this restart in order to go to the lead on the start only to have Trevor Berry retake the lead. Meanwhile, current Hoosier Racing Tire Main Event Racing Series and Royal Truck and Trailer ARCA Gold Cup Series point leader Jeff Ganus was stalking both Stehouwer and Berry as Stehouwer lost the runner-up position to Ganus on lap two in turn two. Berry would fall next on lap five in turn four as Ganus shot to the lead in his Direct Detail/Hutter Racing Engines #18.
Mike Mazzagatti would give a bump and run to outside polesitter Dave Stehouwer for the third position, also allowing Brent Jack to take fourth. The first caution of the evening would come on lap fourteen for the #28 of Scott McKenzie stopped in the grass off of turn four. Jeff Ganus, Trevor Berry, Mike Mazzagatti, Brent Jack and Alex Rosenberry would make up the top five at this juncture of the event.
Nick Bailey would go to fifth on lap seventeen around Rosenberry. Then, Brent Jack would pit, relinquishing the fourth position to Bailey. Just when it began to look as though Bailey’s luck in 2015 was beginning to turn for the better, he would go spinning in turn four as Jeff Ganus slowed from the lead on lap twenty-one. As it turned out, oil had been leaking from the #28 of Scott McKenzie, heavily oiling down the colossal Toledo Speedway and resulting in a lengthy red flag with Ganus leading Berry, Mazzagatti, Bailey and Rosenberry.
When the race restarted, it soon became evident that someone was still leaking fluid on the racetrack as point runner-up and fast qualifier Dennis Strickland spun on the back straightaway on lap twenty-two. This would result in another red flag, during which ARCA Gold Cup and Main Event officials checked racecars, finding the power steering pump had went bad in the #2 FliteTest/Rosenberry Towing and resulting in fluid being put down on the speedway. Rosenberry went to the pit area for repairs and soon returned at the tail end of the field with no power steering.
Mike Mazzagatti would pass Berry for second in turn three on the restart. Nick Bailey’s car seemed to fall off as Nick Grodi and Dakota Carlson went to fourth and fifth respectively, bumping Bailey out of the top five. Carlson would pass Grodi for fourth on lap twenty-eight in turn four. Brent Jack would spin in turn three on lap thirty-five, creating a restart with Ganus leading Mazzagatti, Berry, Carlson and Grodi.
Bailey would retake fifth on the restart from Grodi. Carlson would continue his ascent through the running order on lap thirty-six as he passed Berry for third and would then pass Mazzagatti for the runner-up position three laps later on lap thirty-nine while Berry lost fourth to Nick Bailey. Brad Reithmeyer took his time to make his appearance, but at the halfway mark, he bumped polesitter Trevor Berry from the top five. Bailey would spin while trying to pass Mike Mazzagatti on lap fifty-four, resulting in yet another caution flag with Ganus leading Carlson, Mazzagatti, Reithmeyer and Berry.
Reithmeyer would pass Mazzagatti for third on lap fifty-six using his #56 Diamond Piston/Calico Brakes entry. The #56 only had fourth gear for the night as he broke a transmission early on and required a push start all evening long. On lap 61, the race-changing event would happen as Jeff Ganus spun his #18 on the back straightaway with broken rear suspension components. This would hand the lead to Dakota Carlson as Carlson led Brad Reithmeyer, Mike Mazzagatti, Nick Grodi and Trevor Berry back to the green flag.
Berry would retake fourth on the restart from Grodi, but before any more positions could be regained by the Clio, Michigan superstar, fendered melee would break out on the front straightaway as Brent Jack punted Scott Pemberton, triggering absolute carnage with Jimmy Ward Jr and John Flynn also involved. Carlson led Reithmeyer, Mazzagatti, Berry and Grodi back to the restart, but it was not meant to be as Bob Varney and Mike Young made heavy contact resulting in Young retiring from the event and the ninth caution of the event being displayed.
On this restart, Reithmeyer would power to the lead and maintain it until Dakota Carlson snuck back by on the low side on lap seventy-three. Nick Bailey spinning while trying to pass Nick Grodi for fifth would bring out the tenth and final caution of the evening on lap eighty-nine. Reithmeyer would power to the lead again on the restart but would fall on lap ninety and never regain the lead as Carlson went on to win over Brad Reithmeyer, Trevor Berry, Mike Mazzagatti and Alex Rosenberry. Nick Grodi, Nick Bailey, Dennis Strickland, Bob Varney and Scott Pemberton rounded out the finishing order in positions six through ten.
The Main Event Racing Series is back in action next Sunday, August 23rd, at the Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield Ohio as the outlaw super late models accompany the modifieds, street stocks and front wheel drives. Pits will open at eleven in the morning with hot laps at one. Qualifying will commence at three in order to set the stage for the racing action that will begin at 4:30.
The Main Event Racing Series is the premiere outlaw super late model series in the Midwest. The tour is known for attracting some of the best drivers and teams from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series event winner Butch Miller has won races on the tour, including the 1994 Main Event VII. For more developing information on the Main Event Racing Series, visit our website,www.maineventsuperlatemodels.com or like us on Facebook by searching ‘The Main Event Racing Series’!
-Official Main Event Racing Series Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich