ALMS: Late Maneuvers
Give Schlenk the Edge at Oakshade
WAUSEON, Oh. - June 18. For the second week in a row, some last lap heroics helped Rusty Schlenk notch another
UMP/ALMS Late Model feature win at Oakshade Raceway on Leupp Outdoor Equipment Night.
Jon Henry started on the pole of the Leupp Outdoor Equipment American Late Model Series (ALMS) feature event and
after disposing of Dusty Moore went on to open a commanding lead over the rest of the field. Schlenk got by Matt
Miller and Dusty Moore to move up to second and then began to chip away at the half-lap lead Henry had built.
A late caution tightened up the field for a restart with just two laps remaining. Schlenk capitalized on the
opportunity by jumping to the outside of the ALMS point leader for the race lead on the final lap. For the second
time in as many weeks, Schlenk led only one lap, but it was the lap that counted. Schlenk picked up his third
Oakshade feature win of the year and a $2,000 ALMS pay day. Henry, in a special coloring contest paint scheme,
settled for a second place finish. Jeep Van Wormer got by Dusty Moore late in the race to finish third and Matt
Miller wound up fifth.
June 18 - June 18 - ALMS at Oakshade Raceway
1) Rusty Schlenk, 2) Jon Henry, 3) Jeep Van Wormer, 4) Dusty Moore, 5)
Matt Miller, 6) Brian Fisher, 7) Andrew Reaume, 8) Dona Marcoullier, 9) Casey Noonan, 10) Donnie
Marcoullier, 11) J.R. Hotovy, 12) Ryan Missler, 13) Curtis Spaulding, 14) Rody Schroyer, 15) Alan
Vochaska, 16) Curtis Roberts, 17) Steve Kester, 18) Phil Ausra, 19) Brian Ruhlman, 20) Rob Anderzack,
21) Ryan Vanderveen, 22) Devin Shiels
Heat winners (39 entries): Schlenk, Marcoullier,
Miller, Van Wormer; Consi winners: Vochaska, Royer.
Jim Denhamer photo