Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Matt Westfall won the 30-lap sprints feature to highlight the Dick Spencer Memorial event Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
In its fourth year, the Spencer Memorial honors the memory of the well-known driver and auto racing contributor. An entire section of his family and friends took in the night’s action.
In addition to the festivities to remember Spencer, a moment was taken before racing to acknowledge Waynesfield driver Tim Calicoat. He was involved in a serious crash at the track two weeks ago, and had to be air lifted to a local hospital following the incident. Track official Jamie Sizemore helped organize a raffle that raised $1,700 for Calicoat’s medical expenses.
The first feature of the night was the tough trucks, with Buzz Jacobs grabbing the win. Chris Hicks took second and also received the hard charger award. Roy Miller finished in third.
Next on the track were the sprints. A group of 53 cars came out for the event, with six heat races being needed to trim the field.
Westfall emerged as the champion in the feature, with Kyle Simon in second and Joss Moffatt was third. Cody Gardner won the hard charger award.
In the modified feature, Jeff Koz held off the charges of his competition to get the win. Jerry Bowersock was second and Westfall finished in third. Matt Twining earned the hard charger award.
Harvey Yoder took the top spot in the compact feature. His brother David Yoder was second and Cody Sanders was third. James Sorrell picked up the hard charger award.
A pair of cautions helped Rod Henning catch Rob Winks to get the win in the mini-sprints feature. Winks had to settle for second and J.R. Wood was third. Jake Hesson won the hard charger award.
Racing returns to Waynesfield on Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the racing action starts at 7 p.m.