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September 3, 2013

The Pit Pass: Raceway 7 ends season with Patriot 360 Sprint Tour

CONNEAUT, Ohio — This weekend Raceway 7 hosted its final night of racing for the year. The Patriot 360 Sprint Tour was to race at the Route 7 track earlier this year but was rained out. The race was rescheduled for this past Friday and 17 sprinters showed up to race the 25 lap feature. This would be the first  appearance of the Patriot Sprints at the track. Jared Zimbardi from Little Valley N.Y. qualified to start on the front row of the big race and led the entire event to take his third Patriot Sprint feature of the year. Zimbardi is now leading the Touring Series points. Justin Barger finished second.

Chad Wright of Springboro finished last week’s FASTRAK Late Models feature with enough points to claim the first championship of his young career. That was a good thing for Wright because he couldn’t fix his motor problems to even start this week’s feature. Kyle Zimmerman of Albion started the race on the front row and took off with the lead. By the halfway mark Zimmerman had a comfortable lead but Dave Airgood Jr. and Dennis Lunger were giving chase to Zimmerman. At the checkered flag the trio finished in that order. It was Zimmerman’s first feature win at the Conneaut track in a few years.   

E-Mod driver Percy McDonald of Girard has not visited victory lane since 2009. Friday night, he finally broke through. Stating fourth, McDonald grabbed second place on lap one and was chasing leader Mike Kinney. And by lap 14, McDonald passed Kinney for the lead and went on for the win.

Albion’s Shawn Fawcett started on the front in the Street Stock 15-lap feature. At the halfway mark, Ed Bolyard started knocking on the back bumper of Fawcett and the duo raced side by side until Fawcett took the lead and went on for the win. This is Fawcett’s first win of the year at 7. Chris Withers claimed the track championship for the class.

Alan Atkinson won his second Econo Mod feature of the year at 7. Atkinson started on the front row and held off Steve Burns for the win.

The Mini Stocks had the last feature of the year and it took until the end of the race to find out who was the class champ in points. The feature win went to first time racer at Raceway 7 Pete Blaczak and the second place finisher was Jason Easler. The point championship went to Brad Cole.

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