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September 23
Wayne County Speedway,
Orrville, OH
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Don Gross Memorial) - $4,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated September 24, 3:12 pm)
Ohio Dirt Blowout, $4,700 belongs to Drown
Don Gross Memorial
  1. Doug Drown
  2. Larry Bellman
  3. Charlie Duncan
  4. Ryan Markham
  5. Michael Davis
  6. Shane McLoughlin
  7. Craig Wolford
  8. Thomas Baker
  9. J.R. Gentry
  10. Bob Daugherty
  11. Brad Haud
  12. Brett Bee
  13. Jerry Aber
  14. Blaine Aber
  15. Larry Holbrook
  16. Damian Bidwell
presented by
Karl Kammerer
Doug Drown and his wife were joined by members of Don Gross's family in victory lane at Wayne County.
What won the race: Track champion Doug Drown of Wooster, Ohio, backed up his NAPA Wayne County Speedway title with a $4,700 night at the Ohio Dirt Blowout. Drown won the $4,000 Super Late Model main event, a 75-lapper, along with the $700 dash for cash to sweep the evening's action.
Key notes: Drown led every circuit after passing Michael Davis for the lead on a lap-12 restart, but there was drama on lap 72 when Ryan Markham's challenge for the top spot resulted in Drown spinning off turn four. A caution flag flew and officials charged it to Markham, sending him to the end of the lead lap and keeping Drown in front. ... Larry Bellman passed Davis on the lap-72 restart and finished second, his best outing of the season. ... The two-day show kicked off Friday with Late Model heats and action for other divisions ... J.R. Gentry won a heat on Friday but did not report to the scales and was DQ'd, giving the victory to Shane McLoughlin. Gentry started at the rear of the feature. ... The race honored Don Gross, a former racer who piloted a No. 75 and was also a promoter at Wayne County — formerly Buckeye Speedway — in the early 1980s and '90s. … Drown won the seven-car, seven-lap $700-to-win dash for cash to honor Hans Gross that was sponsored by Tye Twarog Racing, earning him the pole for the feature. ... The event was originally scheduled for July 23 as part of the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week but was rained out.
Winner's sponsors: Drown's Hall Motorsports Swartz Race Car is powered by a Malcuit Racing Engine and sponsored by Hall's Auto Sales, Kar Connection, Efco, Wooster Glass Company and ABR Farms.
Points chase: Doug Drown finished with 597 points to top J.R. Gentry (543) and Ryan Markham (540) in the track’s weekly points chase.
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Michael Davis
Time: 16.967 seconds
Dash winner: Doug Drown
Heat race winners: Shane McLoughlin, Doug Drown
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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