MRP kicks off Father’s Day Weekend with Action-Packed Racing and Mechanics Races 

6-17-16 - Williamsburg, OH - Moler Raceway Park kicked off Father's Day weekend with a night of action-packed racing along with mechanics races at intermission.  Mechanics Race Winners were as follows:  Late Models - Randy Wash; Modifieds Tommy Pribble and Crazy Compacts Bobby Stamper.   


The Late Model Division was the first on the track and it was Mike Meyers of Fayetteville, Ohio winning heat #1 over Edinburgh, Ind Chad Stapleton while Richmond, Indiana's Duane Chamberlain would win the second heat race over Clarksville, Ohio's John Whitney. In the feature event they would go 4 wide for the lead at the green flag for the first ¾ of a lap with 5th place starter Joe Godsey jumping to the lead on lap #1. Godsey would lead with Chamberlain in a close second spot. By lap 4 Chamberlain would take the lead but a caution flag would wave and return Godsey to the top spot. On the restart it was again Godsey out front but the battle was behind him as Chamberlain and Stapleton would race side by side for second position before contact on lap 8 would see Stapleton drop to 5th position. The driver from Edinburgh, Ind would put his Club 29 racecar on the top side of the track and start coming forward. As Godsey took the white flag Stapleton flew past on the outside to take over the top spot and cruise to the win in his Sub Surface of Indiana, 31 Auto Group, Right Way Construction, Rogers Bar sponsored machine. Godsey would come home in second with Joe Brewer, Mike Meyers, and Alan Magner completing the top five spots. 


A field of 13 Diamond Cut Lawn Care Sport Mods would take to the track next and it was last week's feature winner Mitchell Fields Jr taking the early lead. Chris Shelton Jr. would pressure Fields for the top spot throughout the first half of the race but Fields would hold him off and claim his second win on the season in his Fields Garage, Thoroughbred Insulation, Hypac Cylinder & Hose Repair sponsored machine. Tony Seibert would pass Shelton for second spot with Shelton holding on for 3rd over Daryl Phelps and Nick Phillips. D. Phelps and Fields were heat race winners. 


The DRC.net Crazy Compacts would see 19 cars on hand and it was Kevin Stamper and Jerry Gibson III taking heat race wins. In the feature it was Gibson out front with Stamper on his rear bumper. Stamper would take the lead on lap 9 and lead the next 5 laps before a caution would wave. On the 2 lap shootout to end the race Gibson was able to get past Stamper and retake the lead and go on to his 2nd win in a row in his Gibson Motorsports, Matt Murrell owned machine. Chris Shelton Sr would get past Stamper for second position with Stamper, Nick Barrett and Peter Ripato completing the top five running order. 


The Tarvin Auto Service Freedom 4's would see Josh Davis jump to the lead on lap 2 from his 3rdstarting spot with Alanah Weiss on his bumper. Following a restart on lap 5 it was Chris Vance to the lead with Weiss in second spot. As the race went on Vance would continue to pull away to win his 3rd race of the season in the Rusty Yarger owned, Northwest Transmission, Wilson Body Shop sponsored machine. Weiss would come home in second spot with Davis, Mike Clark, and Johnny Jump completing the top five running order. Kyle Tarvin was victorious in the heat race event.  Dustyn Fisher got the Hard Luck Award sponsored by Ed Kier, a fan in the stands. 


The final event of the night the Matt’s Graphics UMP Modifieds would see 2-time defending track champion Adam Stricker jump to the lead from his outside row 1 starting spot. Larry Pickelheimer Jr would run in second with Weasel Rhoades a close third. A lap 8 restart would see Stricker drive away in his Stricker Auto Parts, PSE Archery sponsored machine and claim his first victory of the 2016 race season.  Pickelheimer would come home in second spot with Rhoades, Dave McWilliams (docked 2 spots for jumping final restart) and Jimmy Haager completing the top five spots. Pickelheimer and Stricker were heat race winners. 


6-24-16 American Modified Series returns to MRP for a $1500 to Win show in the Matt’s Graphics UMP Modified division, along with Late Models, TheDRC Crazy Compacts, Tarvin Auto Service Freedom 4’s and Diamond Cut Lawn Care Sport Mods. www.molerracewaypark.com  



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Williamsburg, Ohio

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