- Aug. 27 - Raceway 7 by Sam Holbrooks


ULMS: Barton Masters Raceway 7 in Makeup Feature

CONNEAUT, Oh. - Aug. 27. The ULMS Super Late Models returned to Raceway 7 with a special feature that started 26 cars. When the race had completed its 30-lap distance, it was one of Raceway 7’s all-time leading winners, Dick Barton, continuing his mastery of the northeast Ohio speedplant by leading the field to the checkers.

The event, originally scheduled for August 6 had been rained out after the starting field was complete, so any new cars were added at the end.

Chad Valone, winless at Raceway 7, started on the pole with four-time track championBarton on the outside. Barton immediately drove to the lead but Valone stayed within striking distance for the first three laps and was alongside in the turns until four cars spun in turn one, bringing the field under caution.

 Rob Blair, also a four-time track champion, got by Valone at lap five, putting two of the winningest drivers in Raceway 7’s history at the front. At lap ten, Boom Briggs joined the fray at the front. Another caution at lap 14 again slowed the field and again Blair and Barton restarted together at the front. Barton, again using the superior high line, rocketed into the lead with Blair second. Chris Hackett replaced Briggs in third at lap 16. With five to go David Scott came to third. Barton, an acknowledged master of Raceway 7, went on to the win over Blair, Scott, Hackett, and Briggs.

ULMS - Raceway 7
1) Dick Barton, 2) Rob Blair, 3) David Scott, 4) Chris Hackett, 5) Boom Briggs, 6) Bob Close, 7) Chad Valone, 8) Mike Knight, 9) Brent Rhebergen, 10) Jason DuPont, 11) Darrell Bossard, 12) Dennis Lunger, 13) Mickey Wright, 14) Wally Fox, 15) Terry Porter, 16) Jim Frank, 17) Mike Biehler, 18) Paul Grigsby, 19) Jason Morell, 20) Dave Lyon, 21) Wendell Pinckney, 22) Bump Hedman, 23) John Lobb, 24) Dave Airgood Jr, 25) Jon Rohavecich, 26) Charles Supplee 

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