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John Barber Wins Both Twin-25 SST Modified Features, Bobby Lippa Jr., Jeff Merritt, & Jesse Hartloff, Daniel Majchrzak.

With the clouds rolling in it looked like the night would be a wash, but the rains held off and the BullRing fans cheered for there favorite drivers as they put on a great door-to-door Friday night racing event at WCIS.

The SST Modified 25-Lap feature race the #01 John Barber returning to WCIS in his Modified with new colors and sponsors. Barber started on the front row for both 25-lap features, took the lead before the first lap was in the books, and Barber never looked back. The battle was on for the second spot between 2009 SST Tour Champ #91 Joe Evans and the #51 Bill Hebing driving the McGuire Motorsports Modified. At the strip, it is #01 Barber by three car lengths, in second #51 Bill Hebing and third is #91 Joe Evans.

The second SST Modified 25-lap feature just got under way when the #55 Greg Utberg spun coming out of turn two and collected a couple competitors #27 Dick Kluth and the #03 Modified. At the restart with only one lap in the books, once again Barber takes his SST Modified to the point and drives off. With a few laps to go, #62 Tony Hanbury made a move to the outside to take the second spot from #51 Hebing, #91 Evans knew its time to make his move and passes #51 Hebing for the third spot. At the checkers, Barber brings his 01 SST Mod in first followed by #62Tony Hanbury and #91 Joe Evans rounds up the top three.

SST SuperStock race started out with #28 Todd Stone and #15 Bobby Lippa Jr. on the front row, from the drop of the green flag Stone took the lead with Lippa Jr. right on his bumper the two battle door to door for three laps. Lippa took the lead away from Stone as they battled down the front stretch and put a four car lead between them, behind them the battle for third was heating up between last years champion #17 Brian Gordon, #72 Mike Nichols & Last weeks feature winner #41 Tony Pangrazio. As they cross the strip #15 Bobby Lippa Jr. takes the win followed By #28 Todd Stone in second and finishing in third is #41 Tony Pangrazio.

The 4-cylinder stock class #69 Mark Meyer, and #47 Eric Hastreiter start on point as the green drops, on the second lap the 4-Cyl's head into turn one and the #33 car driven by Jeff Merritt this week taps the rear bumper of the #85 Brian Johnson. Merritt backs off just enough so Johnson can recover and the race stays green. #69 Meyer starts to drop back while Johnson's recovery from the spin gives him new confidence as he is now finds him in the second spot. Meanwhile Merritt drove the #33 machine to the front of the pack and drives off with the lead. As they cross the line #33 Jeff Merritt takes the checkers, in second place is the #85 Brian Johnson after recovering from his spin. Crossing the strip in third is #69 Meyer.

In winners circle Jeff Merritt thanked Margret and Ron McDonald for letting him fill in as their driver, Ron's Mother passed away and Jeff told us it was an honor to drive and help his friends. From all of us at WCIS, Ron and Margret our thoughts & prayers are with you and you're Family.

The ProMod Mini Cups #8 Kris Hamann took the early lead followed by #12 Jesse Hartloff and #86 Amy Becker close behind them in third. Hartloff reeled in Hamann and took the lead and win followed by Kris Hamann in second and Amy Becker in third.

In Jr. Mini Cup class, #14 Daniel Majchrzak takes the checkers, in second place #94 Michelle Becker and in third #95 Robby Becker. In winner circle, Majchrzak stated, my car was 2 inches out of toe and once we corrected the problem, the car is handling much better this week.

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5-22-2009, Friday nights Events - 50 lap SST SuperStock Tour. Smash-n-Crash Double figure 8, MiniCup Club, 4Cylinder stock. FOAR SCORE Club.
For a full season of Short Track racing Entertainment, Visit the BullRing every Friday Evening at 7:30pm. WCIS office 585.237.2580 Track 585.237.2510

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 12:48