HAMMETT, Pa. - Bob Vogt was remembered by Eriez Speedway with a memorial race for the Limited Late Models on Sunday and Dan Maxim was the winner.
Vogt was a long-time competitor at area speedways, winning 176 feature wins in his career at Raceway 7, Stateline, Sharon, Crawford County Fair, and Tri-City as well as here at Eriez. Vogt's final win came here at Eriez on July 20, 2003.
The Bob Vogt memorial started with last week's winner Jake Finnerty on the pole and Ryan Scott outside. After getting the green flag from Vogt's granddaughter, Lexi Vogt, Finnerty, who won his first-ever feature race on July 22 of this year at the age of 15, led the first lap with Ryan Scott, winner of six features in 2011, but winless thus far in 2012, second. Caution for a multi-car pile-up in turn four put the race under caution at the end of two laps.
By five laps in, Maxim was second and took over the top spot at lap seven. Tyler Green ran second until lap 16 when 2011 Champion Chris Ottaway and current point's leader Steve Kania got by him. Maxim went on to the win over Ottaway, Kania, Green and Scott.
Pole-sitter Butch Southwell took off to the early lead in the UEMS feature for the E-Mods with Dave Hess Jr. right behind at the end of two laps. By lap five, using the high groove, Hess was alongside the leader and had just passed for the lead when action slowed for the spun car of Clint Brady. After another caution, Southwell and Hess ran side by side for a lap before Hess assumed the lead at lap seven.
At halfway. Shane Crotty and Randy Hall were having a spirited battle for third with John Boyd joining the fray at lap 16 and taking fourth from Hall, but Hall slowed with a flat left rear tire, drawing a caution. Hall was able to rejoin the field at the restart.
After restarting, Crotty and Boyd both got by Southwell. At the checkers it was Hess by a wide margin over Crotty, Boyd, Southwell, and Scott Gurdak.
John Volpe took off with the early lead in the Super Late Model feature with former track champions Chris Hackett and Mike Knight running second and third. After only six laps the leaders were coming up to lap the slow car of Chuck Parker, who spun his mount right in front of the leader, but Volpe was able to avoid contact.
After green, Volpe and Hackett ran side by side with Volpe low and Hackett high, but Volpe pulled out to lead with Hackett falling behind until Parker again spun, this time in the back straight. Hackett drove by for the lead as soon as green was again shown. After another three yellows, Knight assumed second and began challenging Hackett for the lead. At lap 16 Robbie Blair joined the leaders in third, but Hackett was increasing his lead over Knight. Volpe started trailing smoke at this point and retired into the infield at lap 21.
At the stripe it was Hackett, Knight, Blair, Jason Morell, and Darrell Bossard.
Chad Wright led from the pole in the FASTRAK Late Model feature with outside pole-sitter Max Blair right behind. Blair was able to get alongside Wright at lap eight, but the two went back to running nose to tail next time by with Wright then stretching his lead until Khole Wanzer lost control at lap 12, bringing caution out for the second time in the feature.
Again at lap 16, Blair was again alongside and then powered ahead om the next lap. Blair went on to the win over Wright, Dennis Lunger, Ryan Scott, and 2011 champion Kyle Zimmerman.
The Street Stocks were led to the green by Joe Rohrer and Ken Lamp Jr. with Rohrer the leader at the drop of the green. At turn three on lap two, 2011 champion Pat McGuire spun, collecting Kevin Hill, Mark Thompson, and Pat Fielding.
After a restart at lap 11, McGuire took over second but Rohrer was able to pull away to the win despite two last lap cautions and restarts. Lamp was third with Jimmy Kennerknecht fourth and Gary Fisher fifth.
Tim Card was the only leader in the Sportsman feature, winning his second feature of the season, breaking the win streak of run-a-way point's leader Wade Watson. Former champion Don McGuire finished second with Watson third, Brent Crandall fourth, and Jim Kibbe fifth.
Kasey Hammond started on the outside front row and led every lap on her way to her fifth consecutive win over Chad Bender, Matt Marcy, Mike Pohl, and Kevin Covell.
Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models
Heat 1: Chris Hackett, Andy Boozel, Darrell Bossard, Jason Morell, Dave Lyon, Dennis Lunger, Boom Briggs, Charles Supplee
Heat 2: John Volpe, Rich Gardner, Greg Oakes, Rob Blair, Max Blair, George LaBarbera, Jordan Eck
Heat 3: Ron Davies, Dave Hess Jr, Mike Knight, Doug Eck, Chuck Parker, Scott Gurdak, Andy Kania
Burger King of the Hill: Rob Blair, Chris Hackett
Feature: Chris Hackett, Mike Knight, Rob Blair, Jason Morell, Darrell Bossard, Rich Gardner, Doug Eck, Ron Davies, Max Blair, Boom Briggs, Dave Lyon, Scott Gurdak, Greg Oakes, Jordan Eck, Chuck Parker, John Volpe, Andy Boozel, Dennis Lunger, Charles Supplee, Dave Hess Jr, Andy Kania, George Labarbera
Dan's Route 8 Boardwalk Bar and Grill FASTRAK Late Models
Heat 1: Max Blair, Chad Wright, Ryan Scott, Dennis Lunger, Derek Frank, Breyton Santee, Kyle Zimmerman
Heat 2: Bob Dorman, Bruce Hordusky, Kevin Decker, Bobby Rohrer, Jason Stetson, Khole Wanzer, Eric Andrus
Feature: Max Blair, Chad Wright, Dennis Lunger, Ryan Scott, Kyle Zimmerman, Bruce Hordusky Jr, Dereck Frank, Jason Stetson, Bobby Rohrer, Khole Wanzer, Breyton Santee, Kevin Decker, Bob Dorman, Eric Andrus
Plyler Overhead Door UEMS E-Mods
Heat 1: John Boyd, Butch Southwell, Scott Gurdak, Steven Simon, Joel Watson, John Boardman, Steve Dixon, Vic Vena, Anthony Maratto
Heat 2: Dave Hess Jr, Randy Hall, Dan Davies, Jack Young, Mike McGee, Clint Brady, Ron Davies, Steve Sornberger Jr, Mike Knight
Heat 3: Rich Michael Jr, Shane Crotty, Carl McKinney, Mike Kinney, Brent Rhebergen, Brian Fardink, Leonard Enos, Bill Cunningham, Eric Pangrazio
Feature: Dave Hess Jr, Shane Crotty, John Boyd, Butch Southwell, Scott Gurdak, Carl McKinney, Rich Michael Jr, Mike Kinney, Joel Watson, Mike McGee, John Boardman, Brent Rhebergen, Steve Dixon, Jack Young, Vic Vena, Leonard Enos, Dan Davies, Brian Fardink, Randy Hall, Steve Simon, Anthony Maratto, Clint Brady, Mike Knight, Eric Pangrazio, Steve Sornberger Jr, Ron Davies (DNS), Bill Cunningham (DNS)
Conway & O'Malley Limited Late Models
Heat 1: Steve Kania, Tyler Green, Jake Finnerty, Chad Schauers, Mike Lozowski, Stan Davis, Greg Fenno, Bob Vogt Jr
Heat 2: Dan Maxim, Chris Ottaway, Ryan Scott, Chris McGuire, Dustin Eckman, Ken Wanzer, Brian Crandall, Mike Moon
Bob Vogt Memorial: Dan Maxim, Chris Ottaway, Steve Kania, Tyler Green, Ryan Scott, Dustin Eckman, Jake Finnerty, Greg Fenno, Chris McGuire, Brian Crandall, Chad Schauers, Mike Moon, Ken Wanzer, Bob Vogt Jr, Mike Lozowski, Stan Davis
Gannon University Super Sportsman
Heat: Tim Card, Wade Watson, Don McGuire, Mike Murray, Brent Crandall, Jim Kibbe, Jake Eller, Clint Haskins, Chris Market
Feature: Tim Card, Don McGuire, Wade Watson, Brent Crandall, Jim Kibbe, Mike Murray, Chris Market, Clint Haskins, Jake Eller (DNS)
Bonnell's Collision Center Street Stocks
Heat 1: Andy Faulhaber, John Phelps Jr, Mark Frontera, Kevin Hill, Kyle Weilacher, Ron Johnson, Jason Martin, Ron Boardman
Heat 2: Pat McGuire, Ken Lamp Jr, Joe Rohrer, Pat Fielding, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Brad Strickland, Josh Hebner
Heat 3: Mark Thompson, Gary Fisher, Don Hebner, Tim Thompson, Eric Reinwald, Tyler Lyngarkos, Kevin Wetherall
Feature: Joe Rohrer, Pat McGuire, Ken Lamp Jr, John Phelps Jr, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Gary Fisher, Mark Frontera, Kyle Weilacher, Eric Reinwald, Andy Faulhaber, Ron Boardman, Tyler Lyngarkos, Ron Johnson, Don Hebner, Mark Thompson, Jason Martin, Kevin Hill, Pat Fielding, Brad Strickland, Tim Thompson (DNS), Josh Hebner (DNS), Kevin Wetherall (DNS)
Kandy's Gentleman's Club Super Challengers
Heat 1: Kasey Hammond, Wes Stull, Kevin Covell, Jason Brightman, Mike Pohl, Ryan White, Kaylan Beach, Geoff Maloney, Matt Tuzynski, Daniel Wasiela, Tom Cupp
Heat 2: Chad Bender, Todd Hanlon, Jeff Nunemaker, Stephen Enlow, Joe Beach, Matt Marcy, Justin Boardman, Eddie Orton, Gary Olson Jr, Matt Wolf, Tim Fisher
Feature: Kasey Hammond, Chad Bender, Matt Marcy, Mike Pohl, Kevin Covell, Joe Beach, Geoff Maloney, Jason Brightman, Wes Stull, Gary Olson Jr, Justin Boardman, Eddie Orton, Matt Wolf, Ryan White, Matt Tuzynski, Kaylan Beach, Jeff Nunemaker, Stephen Enlow, Todd Hanlon, Daniel Wasiela (DNS), Tom Cupp, (DNS), Tim Fisher (DNS)