Three Repeat Winners At Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio — A trio of drivers made it two wins in two tries in their respective divisions Friday night at Toledo Speedway.
Ron Allen, Dennis Whisman and Tommy O’Leary IV visited the 7-Up Winner’s Circle again at the Glass City oval.
The 35-lap ARCA Aramark Sportsman feature was slowed early on by several yellow flags. Chad Guinn took the lead at the start, but had something break on the front suspension of his machine entering turn four, sending him into the wall and ending his night.
Allen took control from that restart and sailed to win No. 2 of the year over Howard Kelley Jr. Kelley, who started eighth, got around Mike Young on a restart with five laps to go to capture second, third was Young, fourth went to Jim Froling and fifth was Norm Lewallen.
Another wild ARCA Praxair Figure 8 feature saw three different leaders. Ian Jezylo ran strong out front as he grabbed the top spot on the start. On lap seven, Robbie Loving slid by Ian to take over the lead, but the mechanical gremlins ended Robbie’s bid for the win as his car stalled several laps later.
Dennis Whisman inherited the point as the race stayed green, avoided some wild intersection traffic and scored his second win in as many races at Toledo in 2014.
Jeremy Vanderhoof was a few car lengths behind at the finish for second, Jeremy Miller grabbed third, Jezylo took fourth and fifth went to Danny Apperson, followed by rookies Race Loving, David Katafiasz and John Lambert.
Defending champion O’Leary IV swept the night in the ARCA R & M Recycling X Car class, setting quick time (11:329), notching the heat win and his second feature win in the 25 lap main event.