Race Story

HEUERMAN, HAWKINS AND WOODARD THUNDER ON CASEY’S FIREWORKS NIGHT

Giant Crowd Witnesses Wild Sprint Car, Modified, Stock Car and Giant Fireworks Show

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 19, 2018) – With spring weather wreaking havoc upon the schedules of America’s motorsports industry, Eldora officials stayed the course through heavy thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and it resulted in the largest crowd in history of $8 Family FIREWORKS Night presented by Casey’s General Stores.

Full event results, including Feature Race highlights, photos and videos are posted at: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event_coverage/2018-ffn-1/

Todd Heuerman, of Leipsic, took the lead from Cloverdale’s Jared Horstman with three laps remaining to score his first Eldora win in the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders Feature event.

Jacob Hawkins, of Fairmont, West Virginia, won his second DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature of the season at Eldora by passing Saltsburg, Pennsylvania’s Jonathan Taylor with six laps to go.

Eldora veteran Earnie Woodard, of Georgetown, Kentucky, captured his first Eldora Stock Car win of 2018 when he passed defending champion Gary Rahe, Jr., of Cincinnati, as the flagman flashed the five-to-go signal.

Three red flags stopped the NRA Sprint Invaders feature race including a violent flip involving Cincinnati’s Chris Olding. Olding was evaluated and released from the Premier Health Infield Care Center. He later returned and was transport to local hospital for transport.

The next event on Eldora Speedway’s calendar is the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite this coming Sunday, May 27, featuring the Sunoco American Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars. Information for this ultra-important event, the final opportunity for Dirt Late Model teams to get on track before the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and during office hour at (937) 338-3815.


Race Results

Event Box Score

NRA SPRINT INVADERS

Qualifying
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.400; 2. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 14.691; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder, 14.715; 4. 23D-Devon Dobie, 14.748; 5. 28-Phil Gressman, 14.823; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer, 14.846; 7. 17-Jared Horstman, 14.849; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.853; 9. 11N-Ed Neumeister, 14.891; 10. 85-Dustin Daggett, 14.893; 11. 22D-Aaron Robnolte, 14.939; 12. 18-Todd Heuerman, 14.943; 13. 2-Kyle Sauder, 14.947; 14. 11-Tim Allison, 14.969; 15. 5WC-Ryan Coniam, 14.994; 16. 24-Kobe Allison, 15.147; 17. 66-Chase Dunham, 15.158; 18. 34-Luke Hall, 15.320; 19. 5W-Jeff Williams, 15.551; 20. 99-Tanner Witherspoon, 15.559; 21. 37-Noah Dunlap, 15.589; 22. 21M-Chris Olding, 15.991; 23. 43-Terry Witherspoon, 99.991; 24. 43M-Michael Miller, 99.992

Heat #1 – (8)Laps – All Transfer
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[2]; 3. 85-Dustin Daggett[1]; 4. 23D-Devon Dobie[3]; 5. 24-Kobe Allison[6]; 6. 2-Kyle Sauder[5]; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[7]; 8. 21M-Chris Olding[8]

Heat #2 – (8)Laps – All Transfer
1. 28-Phil Gressman[3]; 2. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[1]; 3. 11-Tim Allison[5]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2]; 5. 66-Chase Dunham[6]; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson[4]; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[8]; 8. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[7]

Heat #3 – (8)Laps – All Transfer
1. 18-Todd Heuerman[1]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[3]; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[4]; 4. 34-Luke Hall[6]; 5. 5WC-Ryan Coniam[5]; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[2]; 7. 37-Noah Dunlap[7]; 8. 43M-Michael Miller[8]

A-Feature – (25)Laps
1. 18-Todd Heuerman[1]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[4]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[11]; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2]; 5. B20-Butch Schroeder[9]; 6. 11-Tim Allison[8]; 7. 34-Luke Hall[12]; 8. 23D-Devon Dobie[10]; 9. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[23]; 10. 5W-Jeff Williams[19]; 11. 37-Noah Dunlap[21]; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer[3]; 13. 28-Phil Gressman[6]; 14. 5WC-Ryan Coniam[15]; 15. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[5]; 16. 2-Kyle Sauder[16]; 17. 85-Dustin Daggett[7]; 18. 24-Kobe Allison[13]; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister[18]; 20. 43M-Michael Miller[24]; 21. 15-Brandon Ferguson[17]; 22. 66-Chase Dunham[14]; 23. 43-Terry Witherspoon[20]; 24. 21M-Chris Olding[22]

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DIRTCAR MODIFIEDS

Heat #1 – (8)Laps – Top 5 Transfer
1. 13H-Jacob Hawkins[1]; 2. 5X-Tim Richardson[7]; 3. 4L-Mike Learman[9]; 4. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[3]; 5. 18-Ryan Sutter[5]; 6. 118L-Bill Lewis[8]; 7. 1-Scott Williams[6]; 8. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[4]; 9. 74-Lenny Guyton[10]

Heat #2 – (8)Laps – Top 5 Transfer
1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[3]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughan[2]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[9]; 6. 88-Scott Orr[8]; 7. AK47-Alan Ketcham[4]; 8. 20M-Josh Morton[7]; 9. 7C-Jordan Conover[5]

Heat #3 – (8)Laps – Top 5 Transfer
1. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2]; 2. 3G-Brian Gray[6]; 3. O1-Earnie Woodard[4]; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[8]; 5. 188-Aaron Orr[3]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[7]; 7. 36S-Adam Schaeff[1]; 8. 3W-Dylan Woodling[5]

B-Feature – (10)Laps – Top 9 Transfer
1. 88-Scott Orr[2]; 2. 1-Scott Williams[4]; 3. 20M-Josh Morton[8]; 4. 118L-Bill Lewis[1]; 5. 7C-Jordan Conover[11]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[3]; 7. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[7]; 8. AK47-Alan Ketcham[5]; 9. 74-Lenny Guyton[10]; 10. 36S-Adam Schaeff[6]

A-Feature – (20)Laps
1. 13H-Jacob Hawkins[3]; 2. 5-Jonathan Taylor[2]; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[4]; 4. 49-Brian Ruhlman[1]; 5. 3G-Brian Gray[6]; 6. O1-Earnie Woodard[9]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8]; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[13]; 9. 16-Jeff Koz[5]; 10. 52-Weasel Phlipot[12]; 11. 88-Scott Orr[16]; 12. 1-Scott Williams[17]; 13. 7C-Jordan Conover[20]; 14. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[14]; 15. 4L-Mike Learman[7]; 16. 22T-Tony Anderson[11]; 17. 20M-Josh Morton[18]; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[22]; 19. 118L-Bill Lewis[19]; 20. 188-Aaron Orr[15]; 21. AK47-Alan Ketcham[23]; 22. 74-Lenny Guyton[24]; 23. 27-Frank Paladino[21]; 24. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[10]

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STOCK CARS

Heat #1 – (8)Laps – All Transfer
1. 410-Paul Pardo[4]; 2. 463-Daniel Sanchez[5]; 3. O1-Earnie Woodard[7]; 4. 5W-Craig Swartz[6]; 5. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[9]; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson[10]; 7. 27-Frank Paladino[8]; 8. OOP-Dean Pitts[2]; 9. 14-Steven Combs[1]; 10. 33-Erik Skaggs[3]

Heat #2 – (8)Laps – All Transfer
1. 82-Chris Douglas[4]; 2. 91-Rob Trent[5]; 3. 95-Gary Rahe Jr.[9]; 4. 23-Casey Barr[8]; 5. 11-TJ Smith[2]; 6. 15-Drew Trick[3]; 7. J2-Keith Lyall[7]; 8. 87-Andy Welch[6]; 9. 1W-Mark Wooten[10]

A-Feature – (15)Laps
1. O1-Earnie Woodard[5]; 2. 95-Gary Rahe Jr.[4]; 3. 410-Paul Pardo[9]; 4. 82-Chris Douglas[8]; 5. 463-Daniel Sanchez[7]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[13]; 7. 5W-Craig Swartz[3]; 8. 11-TJ Smith[10]; 9. 23-Casey Barr[2]; 10. J2-Rob Trent[14]; 11. 22T-Tony Anderson[11]; 12. OOP-Dean Pitts[15]; 13. 91-Keith Lyall[6]; 14. 87-Andy Welch[16]; 15. 33-Erik Skaggs[19]; 16. 14-Steven Combs[17]; 17. 15-Drew Trick[12]; 18. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[1]; 19. 1W-Mark Wooten[18]


Photos

Images from the Event

Courtesy Campbell Photo


Videos

Video Highlights From The Event

Fireworks Night Playlist (2 Videos)


Archived Video

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This event video has been archived and is available for on-demand viewing

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