Created on Saturday, 05 July 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Greg Wilson and Devin Gilpin won feature events to highlight the Bob Reynolds Memorial at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Thursday.
The track honored long time racing enthusiast Bob Reynolds for his contributions to the sport of auto racing.
A group of 40 cars signed in to compete in the NRA Sprint Invader event, paying $7,500 to the winning driver.
Four heat races of 10 cars started the racing program for the 360 sprint cars. Christopher Bell won the first heat and Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Wimmer and Ryan Ruhl all transfered directly out of the heat to the A main.
The second heat saw a complete domination by Bryan Sebbetto as he took his car to the checkered flag. Jared Horstman, Derek Hager and Gary Taylor also moved on to the 40-lap feature.
In the third heat, Wilson made his way from deep in the field to get fourth and move onto the A main. Dustin Stroup picked up the win, with Jamie Veal and J.R. Stewart also transferring to the feature.
The fourth and final heat race ended with Randy Hannagan getting the win. Kyle Sauder, Dustin Daggett and Max Stambaugh followed behind.
The two dashes followed. Haudenschild earned the first dash win and a pole starting spot for the feature. Taylor won the second dash.
James McFadden then won the first B main and Butch Schroeder took the second B main.
That set the stage for the feature, which went to Wilson. He fought off a talented field to claim the $7,500 prize. Hager finished second and Haudenschild was third.
The modifieds were next, with 43 cars signing up to race. The first heat race went to Matt Westfall. Brandon Green, Tim Cornett and Randy Lines also transferred to the 30-lap feature. Jeff Babcock claimed the second heat race. Josh Scott, Jeff Koz and Ryan Sutter also qualified through to the feature.
Jerry Bowersock won the third heat. Gilpin, Brian Ruhlman and Justin Coulter also moved on.
The final heat race saw Casey Luedeke earn the win. Weasel Philipot, Brandon Vaughan and Matt Twining also earned spots in the feature.
In the first B main, local driver Scott Gerdeman picked up the win. Tony Anderson followed with a win in the second B main. Coulter and Babcock picked up the dash victories.
The feature followed, with Gilpin hanging on for the win and a $3,000 first-place prize. Babcock took second and Ruhlman was third.