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Doar Jams in Mr. Excitement 40 Finale at Canyon Speedway Park


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Doar Jams in Mr. Excitement 40 Finale at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 8, 2014) – Wisconsin’s Pat Doar topped the Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 40-lap West Coast Late Model event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Doar took top Late Model honors, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott bested the IMCA Modified ranks, Matt Martinez topped the Pure Stocks and Jason Crowe won the Renegade main event.

Doar took command five laps into the West Coast Late Models season finale then held off the duo of R.C. Whitwell and Clay Daly over the final circuits to secure the victory.

“I was fortunate enough to sneak into the lead there somehow and the rest worked out,” Doar commented in victory lane.

While Doar gridded the feature field fifth, Dash winner Tommy Malcolm led the way to the green flag. But when Malcolm got loose in the opening pair of corners, fellow front row starter Lonnie Parker, Jr., seized the early lead with Doar quickly up to second.

Doar took command on a lap five restart and held the point the rest of the way, though a turn four bobble on the 32nd lap nearly cost him dearly.

“That was more than a bobble, I nearly drove right through the wall,” Doar explained.

Whitwell and title contender Daly closed to Doar’s rear bumper and kept the pressure on over the final rounds. Doar was up to the challenge, taking the checkered flag three car-lengths ahead of Whitwell with Daly settling for the show position.

Parker, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Tony Toste rounding out the top five.

After blowing an engine in the Dash, Friday winner and 2013 Mr. Excitement 40 sweeper Steve Drake jumped into a Toste backup machine for the feature and worked his way up to eighth to secure the West Coast Late Model 2014 championship by just 18 points over Toste with Daly two more points back in third.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event, Hunter Marriott emerged from a wild four-car duel to take command on the 19th round en route to victory lane.

While Marriott started outside the fifth row, pole starter Jason Noll gunned into the early lead and paced the initial eight rounds before the slightest of turn four bobbles opened the door for Mike Strobl and George Fronsman.

With Strobl working down low and Fronsman on the top side, the duo raced side-by-side for the lead over the next ten laps with Noll and Marriott nipping at their heels in the battle for the lead.

Marriott found the opening he needed on the 19th round then led the final circuits to take the win ahead of Noll, with Friday winner Mike Jergens making a late move into the show position. Strobl was fourth with Fronsman in fifth.

In the 20-lap Pure Stock feature, Matt Martinez needed just seven laps to race from his 11th starting position into the lead en route to securing the track championship with his sixth win of the season.

Martinez weathered a late caution, fending off the advances of 15th-starter Steve Bitting and Friday winner Bo Partain over the final three rounds to snare the win. Joe Vlasity raced from 17th to fourth with fellow ninth row starter Zack Madrid rounding out the top five.

Jason Crowe completed a sweep of the weekend’s Renegade action by racing to victory lane in the 20-lap main event.

Crowe took the lead from Sara Reblin in the opening handful of laps and checked out on the field, ultimately taking the checkered flag ahead of Mark Killian, Brandon Gschweng, Guss Ellsworth and 2014 track champion David Harrington.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with next weekend’s 14th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic on Friday and Saturday featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park
Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher Night Two
November 8, 2014 Results:

West Coast Late Models:

Fast Qualifier: 32b-Clay Daly

First Heat: 1. 11x-Steve Drake, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. 16c-Dave Bennerd, 4. 5-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 42s-Don Shaw, 6. 22g-Paul Guglielmoni.

Second Heat: 1. 7-Cody Laney, 2. 32b-Clay Daly, 3. 77-Bill Bartels, 4. 28-John Cornell, 5. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 6. 99-Mitch Mohler.

Third Heat: 1. 75-Tommy Malcolm, 2. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 3. 91T-Tony Toste, 4. 17-Craig Parker, 5. 21d-Mark Daye, 6. 0-Jake O’Neill, 7. 29-Jerry Fincher.

Dash: 1. 75-Tommy Malcolm, 2. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 3. 7-Cody Laney, 4. 32b-Clay Daly, 5. 11-Pat Doar, 6. 11x-Steve Drake.

“A” Feature: 1. 11-Pat Doar, 2. 5-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 32b-Clay Daly, 4. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 5. 91T-Tony Toste, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 75-Tommy Malcolm, 8. 91p-Steve Drake, 9. 0-Jake O’Neill, 10. 77-Bill Bartels, 11. 7-Cody Laney, 12. 28-John Cornell, 13. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 14. 17-Craig Parker, 15. 29-Jerry Fincher, 16. 22g-Paul Guglielmoni, 17. 16c-Dave Bennerd, 18. 99-Mitch Mohler, 19. 21d-Mark Daye.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. X04-Mike Strobl, 2. 59-Mark Stewart, 3. 6-Eric Center, 4. 45T-Trent Gaust, 5. 77-Terry Belcher, 6. 4r-Ross Statham, 7. 76-Dan Lee, 8. 71-Tyler Mecl, 9. 7k-Lance Salo.

Second Heat: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 37-Mike Jergens, 3. 19x-Kenny Gill, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 62-Hunter Marriott, 6. 68-Brian Roode, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 8c-Chris Clark, 9. 99-Phil Baile.

“A” Feature: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 37-Mike Jergens, 4. X04-Mike Strobl, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 78-Steve Stultz, 9. 19x-Kenny Gill, 10. 6-Eric Center, 11. 99-Phil Baile, 12. 8c-Chris Clark, 13. 4r-Ross Statham, 14. 76-Dan Lee, 15. 77-Terry Belcher, 16. 7k-Lance Salo, 17. 68-Brian Roode, 18. 71-Tyler Mecl.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 17L-Nick Langer, 2. 84-Mike Goodwin, 3. 3-Jeff Stafford, 4. 01-Bo Partain, 5. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 6. 92p-John Parmeley, 7. 51-Donald Carter, 8. 15-Speedy Madrid, 9. 2jr-Robert McClelland.

Second Heat: 1. 24-Josh Carter, 2. 28-Mike Herrera, 3. 75-Jason Suchta, 4. 46r-Dane Reblin, 5. 54F-Guy Fite, 6. 7-Steve Bitting, 7. 5m-Zack Madrid, 8. 97-Stephen Lumpkin, 9. 6s-Joe Peterson.

Third Heat: 1. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 2. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 3. 21m-Matt Martinez, 4. 40sr-Ashley Stafford, 5. XX-Chuck Thornton, 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 8. 17m-Troy Mikkelson.

“B” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 92p-John Parmeley, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. XX-Chuck Thornton, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 5m-Zack Madrid, 7. 51-Donald Carter, 8. 17m-Troy Mikkelson, 9. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 10. 54F-Guy Fite, 11. 15-Speedy Madrid, 12. 97-Stephen Lumpkin, 13. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 14. 6s-Joe Peterson.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 7-Steve Bitting, 3. 01-Bo Partain, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 5m-Zack Madrid, 6. 17L-Nick Langer, 7. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 51-Donald Carter, 9. 24-Josh Carter, 10. XX-Chuck Thornton, 11. 75-Jason Suchta, 12. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 13. 46r-Dane Reblin, 14. 92p-John Parmeley, 15. 84-Mike Goodwin, 16. 3-Jeff Stafford, 17. 40sr-Ashley Stafford, 18. 28-Mike Herrera, 19. 17m-Troy Mikkelson, 20. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr.


First Heat: 1. 24-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 2. 24x-John Miller, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 7-George Posey, 5. 8-Joe Flewelling, 6. 99-Trenton Setelin, 7. 4-Donald Curtis.

Second Heat: 1. 57a-Tate Allen, 2. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 3. 69r-Sara Reblin, 4. 48-Mike Hartsock, 5. 16x-Michael Arthur, 6. 101-Troy Barnes, 7. 85-Joe Peterson.

Third Heat: 1. 16b-Richard Bennett, 2. 14m-Mark Kilian, 3. 1b-Mark Posey, 4. 3-David Harrington, 5. 5-Shea Kendig, 6. 3J-Guss Elsworth, 7. 4h-Bryan Hyatt.

“A” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 14m-Mark Kilian, 3. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 4. 3J-Guss Elsworth, 5. 3-David Harrington, 6. 69r-Sara Reblin, 7. 5-Shea Kendig, 8. 1b-Mark Posey, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett, 10. 24x-John Miller, 11. 7-George Posey, 12. 4h-Bryan Hyatt, 13. 99-Trenton Setelin, 14. 101-Troy Barnes, 15. 48-Mike Hartsock, 16. 57a-Tate Allen, 17. 16x-Michael Arthur, 18. 8-Joe Flewelling, 19. 85-Joe Peterson.

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