Newlywed Airgood grabs Raceway 7 victory
CONNEAUT, Ohio (June 21) — The honeymoon’s not quite over yet. Fresh off his post-wedding trip, Dave Airgood Jr. of Hermitage, Pa., led all the way Friday at Raceway 7 for a victory on the Fastrak Northeast tour for Crate Late Models. Airgood earned $1,200.
Raceway 7 points leader Chad Wright pulled alongside Airgood in a battle for the lead on the 21st lap, but traffic helped foil the move and Airgood hung on for his first tour victory. Former series champion and polesitter Max Blair was third followed by fast qualifier Kyle Zimmerman and Billy Henry.
Notes: Airgood’s Swartz Race Car is sponsored by Pro Auto Glass and Erie Beer Company. ... Breyton Santee and Bob Pifer spun for an early caution. ... Another early pileup included Santee, Wayne Robertson and Bruce Hordusky piled up with Hordusky’s machine winding up atop Robertson's car. ... Khole Wanzer salpped the turn-two wall for a lap-nine yellow. ... Bobby Rohrer broke a driveshaft in time trials and scratched for the night. ... The series heads to Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa., for a Sunday event.
Fastrak Northeast @ Raceway 7: (1) Dave Airgood Jr., (2) Chad Wright, (3) Max Blair, (4) Kyle Zimmerman, (5) Billy Henry, (6) Matt Latta, (7) Joel Prosser, (8) Jamie Brown, (9) Scott Gurdak, (10) Breyton Santee, (11) Khole Wanzer, (12) Wayne Tobertson, (13) Joe Harvey, (14) Dennis Lunger, (15) Bob Pifer, (16) Bruce Hordusky. Scratched: Bobby Rohrer. Fast qualifier (among 17 cars): Zimmerman, 18.760 seconds. Heat race winners: Wright, Blair, Airgood. Dash winner: Blair.