UMP: Schlenk Takes
Barney Oldfield Memorial at Oakshade
WAUSEON, Oh. - June 26. Rusty Schlenk added his name to the prestigious list of Barney Oldfield Race winners on
Saturday night that includes the likes of Matt Miller, Jeep Van Wormer, Duane Chamberlain, Kris Patterson, Shane
Yoder and many more. It was his fourth UMP Late Model feature win at Oakshade Raceway this year in the 21st Annual
Barney Oldfield Race which added to his Oakshade point lead and will help pad his UMP National point lead.
2008 Oldfield winner Casey Noonan started on the pole, but got a little sideways in the first set of corners
which allowed Schlenk to take the lead after starting on the outside of the front row. Brian Ruhlman applied some
early pressure on the leader, but Schlenk began to pull away until a spin by Hillard Miller brought out the only
yellow flag of the race on lap six. Schlenk fended off another challenge from Ruhlman for the lead on the restart
and then set sail.
Dona Marcoullier was the biggest mover of the race. He started 13th and by lap 11 was up to third. Just four
laps later, Marcoullier took over second and began to slowly reel in the 91 car of Rusty Schlenk. Marcoullier only
managed to close in to about a half straightaway behind Schlenk and then began to lose ground later in the race as
Schlenk went on to win the $4,600 Barney Oldfield Race. Marcoullier had to settle for second followed by Brian
Ruhlman and Rick Delong who gained ten positions to finish fourth. Pole-sitter and last week’s feature winner Casey
Noonan wound up finishing fifth.
UMP Barney Oldfield Memorial - Oakshade
(1) Rusty Schlenk, (2) Dona Marcoullier, (3) Brian Ruhlman,
(4) Rick Delong, (5) Casey Noonan, (6) Frank Heckenast Jr., (7) Dusty Moore, (8) Ryan Missler, (9)
Devin Shiels, (10) Curtis Deisenroth, (11) Kevin Reeve, (12) Jeff Babcock, (13) Curtis Roberts, (14)
Rich Neiser, (15) Ron Miller, (16) Donnie Marcoullier, (17) Chris Keller, (18) Hillard Miller, (19) Ken
Hahn, (20) Josh Scott.
Heat winners (39 entries): Schlenk, Ruhlman, Noonan, Moore. B-Main
winners: Babcock, Hahn
|Jim Denhamer photo