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Brandy Bower Shows Guys Quick
Way at 35 Raceway
by Jerry Wahl
Frankfort, OH (4/22) - It was a great night of racing Saturday night at the
new 35 Raceway Park and an even greater night for the young gal from Hilliard,
Ohio as Brandy Bower who showed the guys in the 600 Mini Sprint feature the
quick way to the checker flag. She also became the first female to win in the
sprints at the new facility.
Fresh from a second place finish to Jeff Barnhart in her heat event she wasted
little time in the feature to put her #06 out front with Dan Lewis and James
Lewis in tow. James moved into second on lap four with Kevin Clark challenging
him for second making his pass good on lap nine. Jeff Barnhart was on the tail
of Clark, taking over second and then set sail for Bower who had built up a
The comfort didn't last long as lap after lap Barnhart was reeling in on Bower
and coming out of turn four for the checker Barnhart made a hard dash to pull
along Bower but it a very excited Bower who just nosed ahead of Barnhart for the
win with Barnhart settling for second. Clark was third with James Lewis fourth
and Bill Kilgour fifth.
Heat wins went to Barnhart, James Lewis, and Dan Lewis.
The Pro Dwarf main event was a hum-dinger that kept the fans on the edge of
their seats as John Evans and Toby Boetcher put on a terrific show of driving
skill. Pole setter Roger Seitz led the first lap with third place starter Evans
taking over on the next lap to with fourth place starter Boetcher moving into
second. Boetcher passed Evans on lap eight with Evans riding right behind him.
The caution came out on lap fourteen for the spin of David Seitz and then after
the restart the battle was on for the lead. Lap after lap Evans and Boethcer
swapped the lead back and forth with Evans leading on the white flag lap. The
two went into turn three side by side and when they reached the checker it
Boetcher of Columbus, Ohio barely notching the win. With Evans second, Richie
Armentrout, Joe Stuckey, and Mike Weaver rounded out the top five.
Heat wins went to Evans and Boethcer.
Williamsport's Jim Monst made it a clean sweep in the Sportsman Dwarf cars as he
claimed his heat win and capped the night by claiming the main. Gary Warner set
the pace for the first six laps with Monst taking over, and after four caution
periods he led Ricky Taylor, winner of the second heat, Warner, Dennis Griffith,
and Bill Feirl to the checker.
James Ball of Chillicothe, Ohio had his hands full holding off the challenges of
Estill Scarberry in the Mini Late Model feature which was red flagged and
declared complete on lap twelve when flames erupted under Keith Clouser's mount.
Clouser was uninjured and due to the time restraint on the event it was checker
flagged. Finishing behind Ball was Scarberry, Ralph Brown Jr., John Arthurs, and
Eric Arledge and Scarberry won the heats.
James Ball jumped into the lead in the 4-Cylinder Stock main only to have the
misfortune of making contact with one of the corner marker tires bringing out
the caution and a trip to the rear for Ball.
Steve Carpenter of South Charleston, Ohio then took command and never gave up
the lead even though Chip Truitt was right behind him and Ball had been on the
move, rapidly passing cars to take third at the checker. Rodney Rittenhouse was
fourth and Aaron Nawman fifth.
Truitt, Carpenter, and Tom McVey were heat winners with Rittenhouse claiming the
Racing continues this Saturday night at 35 Raceway Park with the gates opening
at 3 p.m., warm-ups at 4 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.
600 Mini Sprints
Heat winners - Jeff Barnhart, James Lewis, Dan Lewis
Feature - Brandy Bower, Jeff Barnhart, Kevin Clark, James Lewis, Bill Kilgour,
Dan Lewis, Kirk Jeffries, Ryan Broughton, Roger Mossbarger, Kevin Wills
Pro DWARF Cars
Heat winners - John Evans and Toby Boetcher
Feature - Toby Boetcher, John Evans, Richie Armentrout, Joe Stuckey, Mike
Weaver, David Seitz, James Halfhill, Roger Seitz, Todd Dunkle, Kevin Rittenhouse
Sportsman DWARF Cars
Heat winners - Jim Monst and Ricky Taylor
Feature - Jim Monst, Ricky Taylor, Gary Warner, Dennis Griffith, Bill Feirl,
Josh Clifton, Ricky Roberts, Marty Duncan, Kevin Rittenhouse, Mike Garnes
Mini Late Models
Heat winners - Eric Arledge and Estill Scarberry
Feature - James Ball, Estill Scarberry, Ralph Brown Jr., John Arthurs, Jason
Crowe, Delbert Queen, Keith Clouser, Eric Arledge, Jr. Lemaster, Al Bryans, Kyle
Heat Winners - Chipp Truitt, Steve Carpenter, and Tim McVey
B-Main - Rodney Rittenhouse, Zack Huffer, Mike Carpenter, Jerome McPommell, Rick
Feature - Steve Carpenter, Chip Truitt, James Ball Sr., Rodney Rittenhouse,
Aaron Nawman, Jerry Hixon, Zack Huffer, David Huffer, Floyd Simmons, Rick Hodge
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