Third starting Jon Henry
races by early leader Ryan Vanderveen before taking his second ALMS win of the season in the Oakshade Raceway
final. (Steve Datema)
ALMS: Henry Earns Oakshade Gold in Series
WAUSEON, Oh. - Sept 4. A cool and breezy evening greeted the final American Late Model Series (ALMS) event of
the season at Oakshade Raceway on Saturday. Finding his way back to victory land for the second time this season
was defending ALMS Champion John Henry.
With Henry starting third, the early lead went to Ryan Vanderveen from Six Lakes, Michigan at the start of the
30-lap feature, but a caution on lap two for Scott Baker tightened the field back up with the double-file restart.
Babcock pulled up alongside Vanderveen for the restart and snatched the lead away after racing resumed.
|ALMS winner Jon Henry at Oakshade Raceway. (Steve
Babcock proceeded to open up his advantage and appeared as though he may finally earn that elusive first feature
victory at Oakshade Raceway, but Henry, of Ada, Ohio, closed in quickly after starting on the outside of row two.
Babcock, in the car Henry had driven in 2009, couldn’t fend off the hard-
Rusty Schlenk races hard with #9 Curtis Roberts before finishing fourth behind
Roberts at the finish. (Steve Datema)
charging Jon Henry, and after a couple of laps of side by side racing, Henry finally took command for good. Even
though he was held up slightly while working through slower traffic, Henry went on to win impressively and was
presented with a check for $2,000 for his victory.
Babcock had to settle for second with Curtis Roberts taking third after a hearty battle with Rusty Schlenk.
Schlenk finished fourth with Dona Marcoullier ending up fifth.
Sept. 4 - ALMS - Oakshade
1) Jon Henry, 2) Jeff Babcock, 3)
Curtis Roberts, 4) Rusty Schlenk, 5) Dona Marcoullier, 6) Ryan Vanderveen, 7) Zack Olger, 8) Brian
Rulhman, 9) Rick Delong, 10) Brad Eitniear, 11) J.R. Hotovy, 12) Devin Shiels, 13) Dusty Moore, 14)
Casey Noonan, 15) Phil Ausra, 16) Tom Ordway, 17) Kevin Reeve, 18) Curtis Deisenroth, 19) Wayne Miller,
20) Chris Keller, 21) Hillard Miller, 22) Scott Baker.
Heat winners (43 entries): Marcoullier, Henry, Moore, Eitniear. B-Main: winners: Shiels,
|Steve Datema photo