MAIN EVENT XXVI RESULTS
TOP 8 QUALIFIERS---BRIAN ROSS, BRIAN BERGAKKER, BRENT JACK, SCOTT HANTZ,
MARCUS MALCUIT, JIMMY CARTER, HAROLD FAIR JR, TODD ROSEBRUGH
HEAT TRANSFERS—DONNIE HILL, ALEX ROSENBERRY, BUD PERRY, NICK GRODI,
JEFF GANUS, DREW CHARLSON
LAST CHANCE—PAUL PELLETIER, MICHAEL SIMKO, SCOTT BAKER, RICH ROHRER,
JUSTIN CLAUCHERTY, RYAN TEDESCO
PROVISIONAL POINTS---RYAN McMANUS, MIKE MAZZAGATTI, DAVE STEHOUWER,
JUSTIN SCHROEDER------------DNS---- JOHN FLYNN
100 LAP---BERGAKKER, FAIR, HANTZ, CHARLSON, ROSENBERRY, PERRY, JACK, GANUS,
CLAUCHERTY, MAZZAGATTI, STEHOUWER, TEDESCO, MALCUIT, CARTER,
GRODI, ROSEBRUGH, ROSS, SIMKO, SCHROEDER, BAKER, HILL,PELLETIER,
LEADERS---FAIR, MALCUIT, BERGAKKER
FINAL---- TOP 10 POINT STANDINGS
GLH/ JEFF GANUS—1907, BUD PERRY 1885, DREW CHARLSON 1844, HAROLD FAIR 1797,
RYAN McMANUS 1553, JOHN FLYNN 1502, MARCUS MALCUIT 1445, MIKE MAZZAGATTI 1318,
DAVE STEHOUWER 954, JUSTIN SCHROEDER 755
The Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series Super Late Models were lined up on the track and the drivers were introduced as the excitement level began to rise. Todd Rosebrugh and Harold Fair led the twenty four MERS Super Late Models to the green flag. Fair took the lead followed by Rosebrugh, Marcus Malcuit, Jimmy Carter and Brian Ross. The first caution flag of the race came on lap eighteen when Nick Grodi stalled on the back straight. Marcus Malcuit took the lead on this restart followed by Harold Fair before another caution flag on lap twenty when Donnie Hill slowed on the track on his way to the pit area. This restart saw Fair reclaim the lead before another caution on lap thirty one when Scott Baker spun on the front straight.
Malcuit would once again take the lead on this restart followed by Fair, Brian Bergakker, Ross and Rosebrugh. The race would be red flagged on lap thirty nine when Ryan McManus put oil on the track. When the race resumed it was Malcuit, Fair, Bergakker, Ross,and Rosebrugh the top five running order. Brent Jack spun in turn three on lap fourty one for another caution flag. Malciut and Fair ran side by side for the lead on this restart with Fair getting the lead. The caution flag waved again on lap fifty one for a tangle involving Justin Schroeder, Rosebrugh and Drew Charlson on the front straight.
With fifty laps scored it would once again be Malcuit and Fair the front row battling for the lead. Brian Ross went to the pit area before the race restarted. Malcuit dove to the low side of the track on this restart to take the lead. Fair ran second followed by Scott Hantz, Bergakker and Bud Perry. Scott Baker spun in turn three on lap fifty seven for another caution flag. Fair led this restart as Malcuit ran second before Bergakker took the spot and would challenge Fair for the lead. Lap seventy one saw Bergakker challenge for the lead and take the lead one lap later.
Bergakker wove through the lap cars as there were only twenty more laps to go. Malcuit got past Fair and gave chase to Bergakker who had a half straightaway lead. That lead was erased on lap eighty five when Justin Claucherty coasted around the track before coming to a stop just before the pit exit. Bergakker and Malcuit would now battle for the lead on the lap eighty five restart. Bergakker led and began to put several car lengths between himself and Malcuit. Jeff Ganus ran third followed by Fair and Hantz. The caution flag waved with two laps to go when Brent Jack made contact with the inside backstraight guard rail. Before the race restarted Malcuit ran out of fuel. On this restart Ganus spun in turns one and two. Bergakker retained the lead for the final two laps followed by Harold Fair, Scott Hantz, Drew Charlson, Alexander Rosenberry, Bud Perry, Brent Jack, Jeff Ganus and Justin Claucherty. Those were the drivers that compleated 100 laps. The rest of the finish was Mike Mazzagatti, Marcus Malcuit, David Stenhouwer, Ryan Tedesco, Jimmy Carter, Nick Grodi, Todd Rosebrugh, Brian Ross, Michael Simko, Justin Schroeder, Scott Baker, Donnie Hill, Paul Pelletier, Ryan McManus and Rich Rohrer. Jeff Ganus is the 2013 Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series champion.
The Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier - Brian Ross 16.082
Heat # 1 - Donnie Hill; Alexander Rosenberry; Paul Pelletier; Justin Claucherty; Jerry Arzuto; Joshua Smith; John Flynn; David Stenhouwer;
Heat # 2 - Jeff Ganus; Drew Charlson; Dakota Charlson; Justin Schroeder; Micheal Maier; Ryan Tedesco; Doug Sommers; Bryan Clay; Ryan McManus
Heat # 3 - Bud Perry; Nick Grodi; Scott Baker; Michael Simko; Todd Currier; Josh Way; Mike Mazzagatti; Jamie Hunt