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Lakeville, Ohio  Friday, July 2, 2004
By Mike Swanger
 Round two of the American Payroll Advance Big 4 Series for the Super Late Models had 35 cars on hand for the 40 lap event
in front of a big crowd at Lakeville Speedway on Friday night. Eric Myers bolted into the lead from the pole and set the pace for
the first six circuits when Wooster's Doug Drown took over and from that point on, the Wooster Glass, American Payroll Advance
 and Malcuit Engines #12 was untouchable, winning by a half a lap. Myers went from first to fourth in four laps as Tom Baker
motored past on lap seven for second with J.R. Gentry getting by Myers two laps later for third. Baker and Gentry dueled it out
for second the last 25 laps with Baker winning that war as Gentry could never get by despite pulling along side Baker a couple
of times. Myers meanwhile staved off Jason Flory to hang on to fourth. Last years series winner, Mike Mizer started 19th
and worked his way to sixth as the checkered flag waved. Round one winner and co-leader in the points, Rick Bond
struggled to a 13th place finish while Charlie Duncan suffered a flat tire just past halfway and claimed ninth.
Heat winners were Bond, Allan Baker, Mike Lonas, and Tom Baker.
Two last chance races were run with Wes Morrison Jr. and Scott Bowersock capturing those.

How close can you race and never touch,,,

If any one person has Lakeville figured out, it has to be Duncan. It just doesn't matter where he starts but you can be sure where he will finish.
Kudos to Jason Flory also, he's been racing around the tri state region and his racing program has come full circle.
I won't be surprised when he rolls into a winners circle.

Heat   1   Rick Bond, Jason Flory, Charlie Duncan, Wayne Maffett Jr.
Heat   2   Allan Baker, Doug Drown, Dave Hornikel, Wes Morrison Jr.
Heat   3   Mike Lonas, J.R. Gentry, Gary Hensel Sr., Randy Scott
Heat   4   Tom Baker, Eric Myers, Skip Watterman, Scott Bowersock

'B' #1       Morrison Jr., Maffett Jr., Mike Giess, Benny Lester, Kristin Flory,
Mike Mizer, Jeff Wages, Josh Caster, George Delaney, Jason Hinton, Mark Gardiner

'B' #2       Bowersock, George Lee, Scott, Eric Eicholtz, Mark Smith, Eric Smitley,
Jeff Esbenshade, Mike Winters, Jeff Hamby, Clint Coffman, Mike Stiltner, Jim Cushing

Drown, T. Baker, Gentry, Myers, J. Flory, Mizer, Hornikel, Lee, Duncan, Bowersock,
Morrison, Lonas, Bond, Watterman, Giess, Scott, Hensel Sr., A. Baker, Maffett Jr.

The Track

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Throwin dirt during hot laps

Didn't take long for the track to be dusted off, then it was back to busiess as usual at Lakeville


Morrison came up one spot short of a heat transfer but flexed some muscle to win the B main. Starting a feature
at the back of the field can be a scary thing at Lakeville but Wes managed a great feature finish
just one spot away from a top ten. Pretty darn impressive from a "steel block"

Doug Drown was the class of the field Friday night, having mastered Lakeville at a very young age I saw a little bit of
Charlie in his performance by sticking low and waiting for the right opportunity to make his moves.
Great night of racing guys,,,,

grass roots racing at its best