- Sept. 4 - Oakshade Raceway by Sam Holbrooks


Jon Henry - Ryan Vanderveen - Steve Datema

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 Final

Track Report

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. Jeff

ALMS winner Jon Henry at Oakshade Raceway. (Steve Datema)
Babcock pulled up alongside Vanderveen for the restart and snatched the lead away after racing resumed.

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 - Curtis Roberts - ALMS at Oakshade Raceway

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 Raceway
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, Ruhlman.
Steve Datema photo


Updated 11/02/10

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