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T-Mez Wins BOSS Feature at Fremont Speedway

Thomas Meseraull. (Mike Campbell Photo)


By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017) – Thomas Meseraull led all 33 laps to capture the 5th annual Mike Hensel Memorial B.O.S.S. non-wing feature at Fremont Speedway, worth $5,000 Saturday, Sept. 30 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

The victory was the second at “The Track That Action Built” for “T-Mez” who drove the Stan Cortad Racing machine.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos used a late-race pass around John Ivy to win the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint main. It was the seventh career win at the track for Foos.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper dominated the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature to claim his sixth win of the season. The victory was Harper’s 15th career win at the track.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his mastery of the Burmeister Trophies Dirt Truck class. Valenti collected his ninth win of the season and the 41st of his career at Fremont Speedway, moving him into 10th on the track’s all-time win list.

Meseraull’s win was his second Mike Hensel Memorial victory and continues the streak of California drivers winning the prestigious event. Meseraull stated, “It was a tough track. The track staff kept knocking down the top and I appreciate that. It could have been a really rough track. Stan Cortad gives me an awesome car and it’s just about time I put it here in victory lane. The Cortad ride carries sponsorship from Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Big Daddies Body Shop, Terry Hawk Engineering, and Rick’s Hair Salon.

Meseraull took the opening advantage from his pole position and led early over Tim Buckwalter, who was making his first career start in a non-wing car. It only took three laps for Matt Westfall to charge from his eighth place starting position into the third spot. The action stopped on lap eight when Tyler Gunn took a hard tumble down the front stretch but walked away unharmed.

Shane Cottle moved into fourth by lap 11 and a great three car battle ensued for the runner-up spot behind Meseraull. Buckwalter, Westfall and Cottle would trade the second through fourth positions lap after lap before settling into their finishing positions on lap 26. A final yellow, on lap 29, for series champion Dustin Smith set up a four lap dash to the finish. Meseraull would go unchallenged and win over Buckwalter, Westfall, Cottle, and Dallas Hewitt. Brian Smith was the hard charger and picked up $333.33 from the Hughes family.

In the 305 sprint feature, Brandon Moore led the opening laps over John Ivy and Matt Foos. Moore held strong until smacking the front stretch wall on lap 17, ending his evening. Ivy held the point on the restart over Foos and 17th place starter Steve Rando. Foos stayed within striking distance and made the winning pass low in turn four coming to the white flag. Foos ran unchallenged the last lap, finishing ahead of Ivy, Rando, 14th starting Paul Weaver, and 16th starting Bobby Clark. The Foos ride is sponsored by B&B Drain Service, Adkins Motorsports, Buckeye Refuse, and Kistler Race Products.

Ky Harper led by nearly a half lap at certain points in the 602 Late Model feature before winning over Dustin Keegan, Chester Fitch, Chester Fitch III, and Brad Mitten. Harper is sponsored by B&R Powdercoating, H&H Environmental, Twist-T-Freez, and VA Risk Services.

In the Dirt Truck feature, Dustin Keegan led early over Steve Endicott and Kent Brewer. Jeff Ward had a nice run and eventually took the second position from Endicott on lap nine. Meanwhile, Valenti was moving through the field from his seventh place start. He passed Endicott on lap 12 and moved around Ward on lap 13. It would only take three more laps to supplant Keegan at the front. Keegan would hang onto second over Ward, Kent Brewer, and Endicott. Valenti is sponsored by A Plus Auto Center, Best Performance, and Craig Miller Trucking.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Fort BallPizzaPalace Night

Mike Hensel Memorial- BOSS SPRINTS

Qualifying

1.14C-Cooper Clouse, 14.831; 2.77-Dustin Smith, 14.843; 3.7T-Tim Buckwalter, 14.900; 4.24-Landon Simon, 14.917; 5.21K-Kody Swanson, 14.950; 6.44-Michael Fischesser, 15.027; 7.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.075; 8.57-Shane Cottle, 15.096; 9.54-Matt Westfall, 15.123; 10.19-Matt Cooley, 15.166; 11.12-Ted Hines, 15.171; 12.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.188; 13.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 15.232; 14.69R-Mike Miller, 15.260; 15.14-Chad Wilson, 15.288; 16.14K-Trevor Kobylarz, 15.297; 17.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 15.299; 18.74-Drew Rader, 15.319; 19.4J-Justin Owen, 15.461; 20.53-Steve Little, 15.600; 21.12K-Kent Walters, 15.604; 22.08-Andy Feil, 15.629; 23.6-Bill Rose, 15.692; 24.86-Rick Holley, 15.736; 25.32M-Derek Hastings, 15.744; 26.87-Paul Dues, 15.770; 27.31L-Buddy Lowther, 15.885; 28.7-Shawn Valenti, 15.929; 29.26-John Watson, 15.934; 30.2+-Brian Smith, 15.967; 31.96-Riley Vanhise, 16.078; 32.68G-Tyler Gunn, 16.079; 33.5-Bob McMillen, 16.165; 34.3-Joe Butera, 16.193; 35.13-Ian Hunter, 16.310; 36.51-Curtis Muhlenkamp, 16.329; 37.18D-Bobby Distel, 16.407; 38.5M-Mike Moore, 16.448; 39.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 16.954;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 4. 12K-Kent Walters[8] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 7. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[9] ; 9. 3-Joe Butera[10] ; 10. 69R-Mike Miller[5]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 19-Matt Cooley[1] ; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 4. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 5. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 7. 26-John Watson[10] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 9. 86-Rick Holley[8] ; 10. 32M-Derek Hastings[9]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[1] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 7. 13-Ian Hunter[8] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 10. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[9]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 2. 6-Bill Rose[1] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[3] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 96-Riley Vanhise[7] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[9] ; 9. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillen[7] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 11. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[12] ; 12. 69R-Mike Miller[11]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Ted Hines[1] ; 4. 26-John Watson[5] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 7. 86-Rick Holley[9] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[11] ; 10. 96-Riley Vanhise[6] ; 11. 18D-Bobby Distel[10]

A-Main 1 (33 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[1] ; 2. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 4. 57-Shane Cottle[9] ; 5. 18-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 6. 44-Michael Fischesser[14] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 9. 4J-Justin Owen[18] ; 10. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 11. 12K-Kent Walters[13] ; 12. 08-Andy Feil[15] ; 13. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 16. 21K-Kody Swanson[19] ; 17. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[16] ; 18. 12-Ted Hines[22] ; 19. 24-Landon Simon[5] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 21. 7-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 22. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 67M-Matt Ferrell[3] ; 2. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 7. 7J-Gregg McCandless[2] ; 8. 87-Frank Neil[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 4T-Paul Weaver[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbaa[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[3] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 8. 63-Tad Peck[8]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[2] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 5. 7J-Gregg McCandless[4] ; 6. 87-Frank Neil[7] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 63-Tad Peck[9] ; 9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbaa[5]

A-Main 1 – (0 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[10] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 4. 4T-Paul Weaver[14] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[16] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[13] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 10. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 12. 88N-Mike Burkin[3] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 14. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[19] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[18] ; 16. 7J-Gregg McCandless[20] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 18. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[11] ; 20. 21-Dustin Stroup[8]

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 5. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 6. 4x-Brian Sorg[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 8. 6K-Todd Keegan[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 3. 99-Gene Potridge[7] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[3] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 7. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[5] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[6] ; 6. 6-Chevy Farmer[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 5. 17-Steve Endicott[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[12] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[9] ; 8. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[20] ; 9. 49X-Noah Wagner[11] ; 10. 33H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 11. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[17] ; 13. 13-Len Benyak[15] ; 14. 4x-Brian Sorg[16] ; 15. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 16. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 17. 6-Chevy Farmer[18] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 19. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[5] ; 20. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 21. 6K-Todd Keegan[21]