Nov 9, 2008 07:07 PM EST
Rich Talada and Mikey Wonderling Lead Black Rock Regular Domination
By RICH VLECK
DUNDEE, NY - November racing turned out just fine on a fair afternoon and evening for racing. An impressive 180 cars jam packed the pit area and helped to rapidly pack the track after a morning shower to make this event the perfect ending to the 2008 racing season in New York State.
The curtain dropped on the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast season Saturday night at Black Rock Speedway with track regular Rich Talada out-distancing first-time invader Shane Wolf to capture the biggest win of his career in the 4th Annual World 100 and pocket the lucrative $2,000 top prize.
An hour after the checkered flag flew Nathan Peckham was officially declared the 2008 overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Street Stock Champion as the customary post-race inspection disclosed a carburetor infraction with the third-place car of Mike Wilbur while fourth-place finisher Andy Fisk was penalized for an undercut motor valve.
Reigning Mr. DIRTcar points king Scott Smith was elevated into third position in the final finish, followed by defending World 100 champion Mike Welch and tour traveler Frank Burnell Jr.
“The track doesn’t change all that much, you just have to be more patient in this kind of race,” remarked Talada, after pulling away from Pennsylvanian Wolf on the last restart with five laps to go to score his fourth win of the year at Black Rock. The Chemung, New York native finished seventh in the final track point standings steering his no. OH7 Rob’s Rentals-Peters Contracting Chevrolet Monte Carlo. “As long as you can save your equipment you’ll be okay and that’s why I like longer races.”
“I didn’t try to force anything all night and knew that the stop in the middle of the race would hurt me because we were a lot better on longer runs. A big part was just being able to run at a steady pace and keep the car straight to save on tires. I’ve been good here all year and was confident we had a top-five car, but still you never know if everything wil stay together until the end,” added Talada, who was a contender last autumn (finished 10th) in the World 100 before suffering a broken transmission line to put him a lap down to the leaders.
With Fisk’s top-five finish and Peckham crossing the line 10th, the initial points tally ended with both drivers dead-locked atop the final Mr. DIRTcar standings with 684. Yet following the post-race review, Peckham improved to eighth-place and Welch was moved to fourth settling the count at Peckham with 690 markers and Welch totaling 689.
“I never worry about points, there’s just too much that can go wrong that you have no control over,” figured Peckham, 38, employed by Peter Koch Collision Center in his hometown of Seneca Falls, New York during the week, a weekend warrior at short tracks throughout the summer and a volunteer firefighter in between. “And in a long race like this nothing was ever certain.”
“Still, I almost sealed my own deal at the end. On that last restart I just screwed up and caught (Dave) Mannise in the quarter-panel. The cars always slide up in the turns, this time they all checked up in front of me and I didn’t,” said Peckham, after ending the five-race championship trail with all top-10 finishes and three in the front-four. Back-to-back runner-up showings in October at Fulton Speedway and Cayuga County Fair Speedway during Super DIRT Week vaulted him into a lead that he never relinquished.
Six heat races and three consolation rounds were needed to build the 32-car starting grid for the big Black Rock finale on a cool fall day in Yates County. Wolf was the best out of 62 entries in single-lap qualifying, circling the ultra-moist 4/10-miler in a time of 19.033 seconds (75.658 mph) to earn pole-position for the first heat. But it was local favorite and five-time feature winner Rich Sharpsteen Sr. from nearby Waverly that copped the preliminary race win, dropping Wolf to seventh in the line-up using a standard ‘heads-up’ start format.
Frank Guererri Jr. out-dragged Sharpsteen when the initial green flag flew and the talented 21 year-old refused to yield despite Talada charging from 12th to challenge for the top spot by lap 30. A handful of cautions for minor miscues kept the field in check during the first half of the race before a mandatory red flag was thrown at the midway mark to allow teams to refuel and repair.
Guererri and Talada maintained the top positions halfway through the century grind followed by Smith, Wolf and Fisk, with Wilbur, Jared Hill, Butch Green, Brian Knowles and Adam DePuy filling out the top-10. Mr. DIRTcar candidates Welch (12th), Nick Rizzo (14th), Peckham (15th) and Ron Hawker (20th) were among 21 cars on the lead lap with three others remaining trackside.
The field went green once more on lap 52 but a new wheel mounted on Guererri’s machine during the break proved to be his demise as he limped pitside on lap 55 handing the lead over to Wolf, who had bolted past Smith on the restart and stole second from Talada the previous lap. Yet the longest green flag run (69-89) of the race was just what Talada was looking for as he ducked under Wolf by a nose to forge the final lead change on lap 76 and staved off every challenge the remainder of the way.
While the leaders were banging bumpers out front, the battle for Mr. DIRTcar supremacy raged on a straightaway behind as Fisk was shadowed by Welch as Peckham hovered further back. When Hill slid over the turn three bank to incur the seventh and final caution period on lap 90, Fisk held down fifth one spot ahead of Welch and Peckham retained 10th in the last car scored on the lead lap.
Peckham’s hopes for the elusive crown were seemingly dashed on the ensuing lap 95 restart as he looped his no. 90 Industrial Services of Rochester-Seneca Falls Auto Value Chevrolet Camaro in turn one, yet was able to complete the 360-degree turn and keep running. While Talada opened up a 15 car-length margin ahead of Wolf at the stripe, Fisk waited until the last lap to overtake Smith for an apparent fourth-place finish and secure a short-lived tie with Peckham at the top of the Mr. DIRTcar points chart.
“I led the Mr. DIRT points for a little bit, probably thought about it too much,” said Fisk, before he learned of the post-race penalty imposed after tech officials went under the hood of his no. 33 Fremouw & Son Fruit Farms Chevrolet Monte Carlo. “I just tried to get as many spots as I could at the end. I didn’t really know where everybody was so that’s all I could do.”
Under Peckham and Welch in the final 2008 series standings are two-time race winner Rizzo (658 points), DePuy (649), Hawker (642), Fisk (639), Frank Burnell Jr. (626), Chris Fisher (606), Dave Mannise (557) and ’07 champ Smith (450).
While Peckham escaped with a narrow one-point advantage over Welch for the 2nd-ever Mr. DIRTcar Championship, the UMP Street Stockers had one of the most competitive series of the season with four drivers ahead in the standings at one point --- Nick Rizzo after Canandaigua, inaugural ’06 World 100 winner Ron Hawker after Rolling Wheels, Fisk after Fulton, and Peckham following Cayuga County…..Peckham began the season sporting a DIRTcar Sportsman Modified ride yet parked the car for good in June after suffering a wreck at Canandaigua Speedway, where he finished 15th in points although he placed 7th on Cayuga County’s chart to earn valuable bonus points toward the title run…..An all-star cast of 62 drivers filled the Black Rock pits with seven laying claim to a total of eight track point titles in 2008: Dave Mannise (Fulton, Thunder Alley), Welch (Canandaigua), Rizzo (Cayuga County), Chris Fisher (Black Rock), Mike Wilbur (Thunder Mountain), Shane Wolf (Five Mile Point) and Butch Green (Penn Can)…..Local runner Rich Sharpsteen Jr. steered the first truck-bodied entry to qualify for a Street Stock Series main, starting 15th in the 32-car field before ending up 7th aboard his sleek purple & yellow no. 93Q Chevrolet Silverado ride.
Mikey Wonderling joined a growing list of competitors to score their first career BRP CanAm Win in storybook fashion, defending the home turf on the final night of the year against the best the series has to offer.
Wonderling, of Scio, reclaimed the lead on lap 23 when Larry Knowles suffered a problem on the No. 41, allowing the Schuyler Owned No. 57J to get back in front and stay there to the finish.
It was the first win of 2008 for Wonderling, who picked up $1,500 for scoring the ISKY Cams Championship Event Victory. While he had to stave off Jeff Chesebro at the finish, it was a disciplined run on the inside of the track halfway through the event, when racing with Knowles, which earned him the win.
“If you stayed low enough, and kept your wheel speed up that might be the way to go,” said Wonderling. “I was surprised I was the only guy running down there, I knew the top might be better but this was great down there.”
Wonderling took a handful of laps before he could officially take the lead for the first time, eventually moving by Knowles on lap 14. A lap 21, though, would see Knowles retake the top spot just before breaking.
While the No. 57J was trying to hang on to the lead, the 2008 Series Championship battle was fierce to the finish between Jeff Chesebro and Steve Dixon.
Both competitors were part of a seven-car pileup in the opening corner, which instantly changed the grounds at which the championship would be settled. Both were able to continue though and stormed through the pack.
Chesebro placed himself in third with just two laps left, which at the time was enough for the title, unbeknownst to him. On the restart, he moved around Brady Wonderling and looked to make it an extra special night.
On the final corner, a crash between half of the top-10 opened the door for Dixon to pick up a few free spots, but before he could clear the wreck, the No. 50 was collected and the second place finish for Chesebro would be enough for his second straight title.
“I really didn’t think we were going to win it, Steve has a good car, he’s a good driver, we’ve been chasing him all season,” said the Smethport, PA driver. “I’m glad we were able to battle it out, nobody got wrecked out. There was no way we could finish third in points, so we just went for it.”
Brady Wonderling was able to cross in third in his No. 777, while Beamer Guzzardi scrambled though the final lap problem to place fourth. Glenn Whritenour would complete the top-five.
Bryce Davis, who was also involved in the first lap wreck, would rebound for sixth with Dan Cobb, Jim Johnson, Paul Grigsby and Steve Dixon the rest of the top-10.
The event also featured the first time trial session in the history of the BRP CanAm Series. Bruce Miller of Wellsville would blast the cushion to quick time, laying down a 17.190 second lap.
The $3,000-to-win feature for the 358-modified saw youngster Mike Mahaney pull away to what appeared to be a dominating win, but upon post-race technical inspection, his No. 21 deemed illegal, handing the win to Ron Cartwright Jr.
Cartwright would pick up his second $3,000 victory on the season due in large part to a spirited battle with Ray Bliss Jr. for what appeared to be a second-place finish.
“You don’t like to when them like this, but we ran good and were legal so I guess that’s what mattered,” commented the Portageville driver in a second victory lane.
Cartwright battled with Bliss from the drop of the initial green flag, with Bliss pacing the first five circuts. 2008 BRS Track Champion Brian Swarthout would then jump in front, only to hand it over to Mahaney on lap 10 when he was forced pit side with a flat tire. When Swarthout returned, he joined in the middle of an oncoming pack, putting him a lap down. When they came across the line, even though he was a lap down, Swarthout was in front of every car except for Mahaney.
Third place in the restructured finish order was Tim Sebring, with Bob Henry Jr. finishing fourth in his first BRS start. Steve Gray rounded out the top-five in impressive fashion in his sportsman car, coming from the back twice and blasting the cushion to carve his way back through the pack.
Loren Lincoln out dueled 2008 Sportsman Track Champion Todd Henderson in an epic battle to score his first win of the year and pick up the $1,000 top prize.
Lincoln swapped the lead with Henderson three times in the final five laps before finally taking the lead for good on lap 28 when the No. 18H’s right rear wheel became packed with mud.
The South Bristol driver stayed committed to the bottom of the track while Henderson burned the top of the track, as the race wore along, it was the No. 2L that got better.
“I’d lose a bit in turn 1 and 2 to Todd, and it was tough to stay committed down there, but then in turn 3 and 4 we would gain on him and were finally able to make the pass.”
As Lincoln would hold on to the line, Steve Gray would win a spirited bought over Canandaigua sparing partner Kevin Ridley for the runner-up spot. Early race leader Justin Wright would fade to fourth with Canadian Luke Carlton charging up to round out the top-five.
Frank Sobotka picked up the sweep of the ESDCA Mod Lites, dominating both the heat and the caution-free event in the first race in the history of that class at BRS.
Sobotka started scratch in the feature but quickly jumped into the top-five. On lap five he drove around the outside of Terry Lapham and would check out from there. When the checkered flag would fall, Clayton Brewer, Michael Bruce, Lapham and Michael Mullen would complete the top-five.
The final feature of the night was the 50-lap, $1,000-to-win 4-cylinder showdown. While outsiders Tyler Ward and Kurt Hurlbert would lead most of the race, in the end it would come down to a number of BRS regulars settling out the end of the night.
Ray Speicher found a new fast line on the track in the waning laps and made an impressive pass underneath Jack Ayers with four laps remaining to pick up the big paycheck.
Speicher had to charge from the back of the pack after spinning to a stop while under an early caution period. It would not phase the Beaver Dams driver though as he was on a mission the rest of the way.
As Ayers crossed in second, youngster Brad Rathbun was again impressive in third. Brian Grant and Scott Woodruff, who lent Speicher the motor for the race, would complete the top-five.
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Home Necessities Black Rock 250, November 8, 2008
Mr. DIRTcar Street Stock Championship Series Race #5 – Black Rock Speedway, November 8, 2008 ‘World 100’ Event Summary
FIN ST CAR# DRIVER / HOMETOWN
1 12 oh7 Rich Talada/Chemung,NY($2000)
2 7 34g Shane Wolf/Susquehanna,PA
3 14 75s Scott Smith/Rushville,NY
4 17 00 Mike Welch/Lyons,NY
5 27 57b Frank Burnell Jr./Waterloo,NY
6 18 8a Dave Mannise/Fulton,NY
7 15 93Q Rich Sharpsteen Jr./Dundee,NY
8 23 90 Nathan Peckham/Seneca Falls,NY
9 32 16 Mike Schultz/Naples,NY
10 21 115 Nick Rizzo/Wolcott,NY
11 25 4p George Parker/Elmira,NY
12 24 99 Adam DePuy/Macedon,NY
13 6 93 Jared Hill/Dundee,NY
14 11 2ez Earl Zimmer/Newark Valley,NY
15 10 7 Brian Knowles/Corning,NY
16 20 56 Butch Green/Maine,NY
17 30 3L Kevin Boynton/Newfield,NY
18 3 10x Douglas Stack/Athens,NY
19 2 113jr. Frank Guererri Jr./Ovid,NY
20 1 5a Rich Sharpsteen Sr./Waverly,NY
21 28 50 Nicole Barzee/Bath,NY
22 22 14 Ron Hawker/Jordan,NY
23 9 71 Dan Hoffman Sr./Hannibal,NY
24 5 89 Frank Chapman Jr./Waverly,NY
25 19 41 Darryl Krebs/Port Byron,NY
26 31 55 Larry Fenton Jr./Lowman,NY
27 26 37 Chris Fisher/Penn Yan,NY
28 29 27 Dave Pope/Taberg,NY
29 4 7x Gene Sharpsteen/Waverly,NY
*DSQ 13 6 Mike Wilbur/Spencer,NY
+DSQ 8 33 Andy Fisk/Williamson,NY
DNS 16 5x Darl Ellis Sr./Binghamton,NY
*Penalized points & earnings for carburetion infraction;
+Penalized points & earnings for valve infraction.
DID NOT QUALIFY(30)
seven-Donald Russell Jr./Owego,NY
10-Jon Carpenter/New Milford,PA
43-Ed Coast/Duke Center,PA
LAP LEADERS: Guererri (1-54), Wolf (55-75), Talada (76-100).
CAUTIONS: 7 (lap 9, lap 22, lap 37, lap 45, lap 57, lap 62, lap 90); 1 RED FLAG-Mandatory (lap 51).
HEAT WINNERS: R.Sharpsteen Sr., Guererri, Stack, G.Sharpsteen, Chapman, Hill.
CONSI WINNERS: Krebs, B.Green, Rizzo.
HOLLEY HARD LUCK: Frank Guererri Jr.
FAST TIMER: Shane Wolf (19.033sec/75.658mph).
CARS ENTERED: 62.
Number Name Hometown Time
1 34G Shane Wolf Susquehanna, PA 19.033
2 113Jr Frank Guererri Jr Ovid 19.051
3 37 Chris Fisher Bluff Point 19.151
4 7x Gene Sharpsteen Waverly 19.194
5 89 Frank Chapman Jr. Waverly 19.364
6 93 Jared Hill Dundee 19.367
7 5a Rich Sharpsteen I Waverly 19.419
8 33 Andy Fisk Williamson 19.471
9 10x Douglas Stack Athens 19.496
10 7 Brian Knowles Corning 19.515
11 2EZ Earl Zimmer Newark Valley 19.556
12 57B Frank Burnell Geneva 19.557
13 35 Rich Green Maine 19.613
14 75s Scott Smith Rushville 19.635
15 27 Dave Pope Rome 19.660
16 5x Darl Ellis Binghamton 19.660
17 OO Mike Welch Lyons 19.678
18 OH7 Rich Talada Chemung 19.690
19 6 Mike Wilbur Spencer 19.737
20 41 Daryl Krebs Port Byron 19.775
21 93Q Rich Sharpsteen II Dundee 19.806
22 90 Nate Peckham Seneca Falls 19.811
23 4G Josh Parker Elmira 19.871
24 70 Dave Fultz Dundee 19.883
25 O9 Lance Palmer Eldred 19.893
26 66 Dan Gordon Wellsville 19.896
27 56 Butch Green Maine 19.900
28 21 Dave Bruno Rome 19.902
29 115 Nick Rizzo Wolcott 19.923
30 17 Dan Mazzarese Chemung 19.929
31 14 Ron Hawker Jordan 19.971
32 10 Jon Carpenter New Milford, PA 19.990
33 72 A Jay Potrzebowski Elmira 20.017
34 55 Larry Fenton Jr. Lowman 20.087
35 8x Carl Cleveland Dundee 20.093
36 O5 Ross Lurcock Ovid 20.137
37 20 Matt Pfalzer Alexander 20.159
38 50 Nicole Barzee Phoenix 20.162
39 OH69 Matt Palmer Rixford, PA 20.162
40 99 Brett Marlatt Canisteo 20.164
41 55B Blaine Smith Canandaigua 20.178
42 8A Dave Mannise Fulton 20.191
43 11x Rob Parker Horseheads 20.264
44 3L Kevin Boynton Ithaca 20.313
45 71 Dan Hoffman Fulton 20.334
46 Seven Donald Russell Jr. Owego 20.393
47 16 Mike Schultz Naples 20.443
48 73 Kevin Morrison Chemung 20.467
49 48 Mike Williams Woodhull 20.529
50 4P George Parker Elmira 20.572
51 4x Mark Shipman Barton 20.591
52 12 John Giles Arkport 20.679
53 99 Adam DePuy Macedon 20.682
54 5 Steve Sharpsteen Waverly 20.708
55 25B Mike Minutolo Newark 20.732
56 O7 Jeremy Denton Brockport 21.222
57 43 Ed Coast Duke Center, PA 21.355
58 2 Jason Babbitt Pavilion 21.500
59 75 Steve Austin Bergen 21.563
60 18D Brandon Sherwood Sanborn 21.616
61 7J Josh Smallidge Gates 25.811
62 8 Daniel Giboo Franklinville NT
Isky Cams BRP CanAm Late Model Series Championship (30 Laps)- MIKEY WONDERLING, Jeff Chesebro, Brady Wonderling, Beamer Guzzardi, Glenn Whritenour, Bryce Davis, Dan Cobb, Jim Johnson, Paul Grigsby, Steve Dixon, Tim Schram, JJ Mazur, Jon Lichy, Scooter Pangrazio, Dave Yehl, Larry Knowles, Greg Galligan, Jeremy Wonderling, Wayne Robertson, Junior Green, John Waters, Mike Williams, Quinn Sutherland, Brandon Smith, Doug Ricotta, Bruce Miller, Rich Karlnoski
Lap Leaders- Pangrazio 1-2, Knowles 3-13, M. Wonderling 14-21, Knowles 22, M. Wonderling 23-30.
Heat Winners- Knowles, B. Smith, B. Wonderling.
Consolation Winners- Grigsby, Mazur.
DNQ: Chris Peacock, Dave DuBois, Bob Babbitt, Ron Mogavero, Ron Baker, Alan Wais, Junior Peters, Dale Welty, John Rivers, Nate Daggett, Bob Bartlett, Tracey Rhoads, Mike Childrose.
Number Name Hometown Time
1 80 Bruce Miller Wellsville 17.190
2 3J Jeremy Wonderling Scio 17.299
3 15 Glenn Whritenour Jasper 17.306
4 97 Jeff Chesebro Smethport, PA 17.464
5 50 Steve Dixon Smethport, PA 17.511
6 20 Wayne Robertson Addison 17.639
7 64 Dave Yehl Elmira 17.892
8 57J Mikey Wonderling Scio 17.928
9 94 Bryce Davis Canisteo 17.934
10 136 Scooter Pangrazio Elba 17.953
11 24R Doug Ricotta Warsaw 18.018
12 55x Rich Karlnoski Dundee 18.060
13 12 Beamer Guzzardi Batavia 18.091
14 96x Brandon Smith Rushville 18.107
15 777 Brady Wonderling Scio 18.272
16 2 Bob Babbitt Pavilion 18.283
17 1* Greg Galligan Elmira 18.289
18 1s Tim Schram Scio 18.293
19 41 Larry Knowles Painted Post 18.294
20 2P Chris Peacock Penn Yan 18.298
21 24 Paul Grigsby E. Concord 18.322
22 35 Jon Lichy Salamanca 18.357
23 75Jr Junior Green Scio 18.368
24 O12 Dave DuBois Corfu 18.423
25 75 Ron Mogavero Batavia 18.446
26 74 Ron Baker Freedom 18.465
27 36 Quinn Sutherland Dundee 18.470
28 117 Alan Wais Brockport 18.579
29 27 Mike Williams Tuscarora 18.620
30 2Jr Junior Peters Olean 18.662
31 7x Dale Welty Van Etten 18.663
32 85 Jon Rivers Basom 18.712
33 93J Jim Johnson Batavia 18.735
34 13 JJ Mazur Batavia 18.813
35 3D Nate Daggett Dresden 18.875
36 us19 Bob Bartlett Sanborn 18.896
37 27c Dan Cobb Coudersport,PA 19.279
38 99 Tracey Rhoads Beaver Dams 20.288
39 11 John Waters Whitesville 20.341
40 18D Mike Childrose Batavia
358-Modified Feature (30 Laps)- RON CARTWRIGHT JR., Ray Bliss Jr., Tim Sebring, Bob Henry Jr., Steve Gray, Dave DuBois, Serenity Sutherland, Dale Welty, Chris Ostrowsky, Brian Swarthout, Roger Williams, Randy Brokaw, Todd Henderson, Frank Dunning, Eric Giguere, Trevor Sutherland, Fran Hilton, Bryan Terwilliger, Marcus Dinkins, Lance Willix, Dave Marcuccili, Donnie Lawson, Kevin Ridley, Rob Humphreys, Daryl Hilkert, Mike Mahaney (DQ).
Lap Leaders- Bliss 1-5, Swarthout 6-9, Mahaney 10-30.
Heat Winners- Terwilliger, Bliss, Swarthout.
Sportsman Feature (30 Laps)- LOREN LINCOLN, Steve Gray, Kevin Ridley, Justin Wright, Luke Carlton, Sammy Reakes IV, Brady Fultz, Dave Marcuccilli, Rob Humphreys, Fran Hilton, Marcus Dinkins, Randy Brokaw, Todd Henderson, James Michael Friesen, Donnie Lawson, Ben Wheeler, Chris Hile, Craig Gardner, Chuck Winslow, Randy McCullouch, Rick Willsey, Ray Bliss, Jim LaRock, Daryl Hilkert.
Lap Leaders- Henderson 1-3, Wright 4-6, Henderson 7-25, Lincoln 26, Henderson 27, Lincoln 28-30.
Heat Winners- Henderson, Wright, Ridley, Lincoln.
Consolation Winners- Humphreys, Fultz.
DNQ: Gary Hotelling, Greg Crooker, Eric Giguere, Sandy Pembleton, Ross Vleck, Jack Gentile, Katelyn Kane, Walt Chrywaty, Steve Watson, John Wilbur Jr., Brandon Butler.
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Cylinder Feature (50 Laps)- RAY SPEICHER, Jack Ayers, Brad Rathbun, Brian Grant, Scott Woodruff, Tracy Dunn, Pat Toupin, Wardell Washington, Richard Powell, C.J. Winslow, Russ Wassner, Keith Shay, Kurt Hurlbert, Dan Norton, Chad Ayers, Ashley Jones, Tyler Ward, Scott Reagan, Gregg Turner, Todd Hayward (DNS).
Lap Leaders- Rathbun 1-2, Winslow 3-5, Ward 6-8, Hurlbert 9-24, J. Ayers 25-46, Speicher 47-50.
Heat Winners- Hurlbert, Speicher.
ESDCA Mod Lites (15 Laps)- FRANK SOBOTKA, Clayton Brewer, Michael Bruce, Terry Lapham, Michael Mullen, Richard Yelle Jr., Jeff Barker, Brenda Rice, Jeff Blackburn, Dan Kuring.
Lap Leaders- Barker 1, Lapham 2-4, Sabotka 5-15.
Heat Winner- Sabotka