Pardo sweeps Eldora Stocks double feature


ROSSBURG – Paul Pardo swept the Eldora Stocks double feature while Jonathan Taylor fought his way from starting 14th to win the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds feature.

Pardo, from New Paris, started fourth in the first Eldora stock feature but took the lead early and never looked back. Rob Trent was second while Frank Paladino, Donnie Jeschke and Red Harvey Jr., rounded out the top five.

The second feature was a far harder task for Pardo, however, as he started 14th thanks to an inversion of the lead lap cars from the first A-Feature. Brandon Archey, from Versailles led early before being chased down by Chris Douglas from Lima. Douglas paced the field until a caution flag on the ninth lap. Pardo got by him on the ensuing restart leading the final six laps to claim his second victory of the night.

“It’s pretty impressive, especially coming from 14th in the second race,” Pardo said. “I knew on that last restart that if the car stayed under me we had it. The first race was pretty simple, but the second one we had to work for it. Great night for the team.”

Chris Douglas, who started ninth, was second while Rob Trent, who started 13th was third. Barney Craig and Frank Paladino rounded out the top five.

Taylor started 14th in the Modifieds, but quickly worked his way to the front and had a fierce battle with Scott Williams and Shawn Valenti. Williams lead early, but hit the outside wall in turn three and saw his chance at victory go away. He finished 10th.

Ed Roley who started ninth was second while Valenti, Jason Kinney and Curt Spalding rounded out the top five.

“It’s amazing,” said Taylor, who comes from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. “The track was amazing. Loved it. Tony Stewart and everybody that works on this track – they are amazing. Thanks to all these fans that come out as well. We couldn’t race without you.”

The race started with a 10 car accident on lap 1 in the first turn, which saw Brandon Vaughan’s car flip over. There were no injuries.

The night ended with the largest fireworks show in Eldora history, which received an enthusiastic ovation from the large crowd on hand.

Family Fireworks Night No. 2

Aug. 15, 2015

Eldora Stock Cars

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 27-Frank Paladino[6] ; 2. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[2] ; 3. 23-Casey Barr[4] ; 4. 1W-Mark Wooten[7] ; 5. 54-Dan Wooten[3] ; 6. 17J-Jarrod Klay[5] ; 7. 99K-Andy King[1]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 3. 34-Johnny Lane[2] ; 4. 1S-T.J Smith[3] ; 5. 19-Wayne Williams[6] ; 6. 36-Adam Schaeff[5] ; 7. 01-Earnie Woodard[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 410-Paul Pardo[7] ; 2. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 3. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[1] ; 4. 55-Brandon Archey[5] ; 5. 5W-Craig Swartz[6] ; 6. 37-Glenn Knick[4] ; 7. 5T-Dwayne Treon[3]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 5G-Anthony Goode[3] ; 2. 11js-Jeff Semmens[4] ; 3. 00K-John Brooks[6] ; 4. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[5] ; 5. 71-Keith Ralston[1] ; 6. 58-Matthew Hoggatt[2] ; 7. 22F-Nicholas Fenner[7]

B-Main – (10 Laps)

1. 01-Earnie Woodard[10] ; 2. 17J-Jarrod Klay[5] ; 3. 36-Adam Schaeff[6] ; 4. 54-Dan Wooten[1] ; 5. 5T-Dwayne Treon[11] ; 6. 58-Matthew Hoggatt[8] ; 7. 22F-Nicholas Fenner[12] ; 8. 19-Wayne Williams[2] ; 9. 5W-Craig Swartz[3] ; 10. 99K-Andy King[9] ; 11. 37-Glenn Knick[7]

A-Main 1 – (15 Laps)

1. 410-Paul Pardo[4] ; 2. 61-Rob Trent[5] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[6] ; 4. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[2] ; 5. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[11] ; 6. 82-Chris Douglas[1] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[7] ; 8. 5G-Anthony Goode[3] ; 9. 00K-John Brooks[12] ; 10. 11js-Jeff Semmens[8] ; 11. 36-Adam Schaeff[19] ; 12. 55-Brandon Archey[15] ; 13. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[16] ; 14. 5T-Dwayne Treon[21] ; 15. 17J-Jarrod Klay[18] ; 16. 54-Dan Wooten[20] ; 17. 01-Earnie Woodard[17] ; 18. 1S-T.J Smith[14] ; 19. 22F-Nicholas Fenner[23] ; 20. 1W-Mark Wooten[13] ; 21. 19-Wayne Williams[24]

A-Main 2 – (15 Laps)

1. 410-Paul Pardo[14] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[9] ; 3. 61-Rob Trent[13] ; 4. 71C-Barney Craig[8] ; 5. 27-Frank Paladino[12] ; 6. 5G-Anthony Goode[7] ; 7. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[10] ; 8. 5W-Craig Swartz[22] ; 9. 36-Adam Schaeff[4] ; 10. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[11] ; 11. 11js-Jeff Semmens[5] ; 12. 17J-Jarrod Klay[15] ; 13. 5T-Dwayne Treon[1] ; 14. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[2] ; 15. 54-Dan Wooten[16] ; 16. 00K-John Brooks[6] ; 17. 22F-Nicholas Fenner[19] ; 18. 55-Brandon Archey[3] ; 19. 1S-T.J Smith[18]

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 16-Jeff Koz[1] ; 2. 4-Jason Kinney[3] ; 3. 11R-Ed Roley[8] ; 4. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[4] ; 5. 5X-Tim Richardson[7] ; 6. 96-Peter Wormcastle[6] ; 7. MG1-Matt Twining[5] ; 8. 15-Richard Gibson[2]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 2-Travis Stemler[2] ; 2. 1-Scott Williams[4] ; 3. 09-Cullen Breeden[1] ; 4. 5-Jonathan Taylor[7] ; 5. 4S-Rob Starkey[5] ; 6. 79-Shane Unger[3] ; 7. 20-Josh Morton[6] ; 8. 17R-Brandon Ramsey[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 10-Scott Bowersock[2] ; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[7] ; 5. 10H-Brad Hess[6] ; 6. 30-Jon Raney[1] ; 7. 21T-Tom Treon[5] ; 8. 25-Nick Bowers[4]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 116-Jerry Bowersock[1] ; 2. 111-Curt Spalding[4] ; 3. 55S-Zach Schroeder[3] ; 4. 7-Evan Taylor[5] ; 5. 10L-Nathon Loney[7] ; 6. 26-Jared Spalding[6] ; 7. 17-Nick Felkey[2]

B-Main – (12 Laps)

1. 10L-Nathon Loney[4] ; 2. 4S-Rob Starkey[2] ; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[1] ; 4. 79-Shane Unger[6] ; 5. 17R-Brandon Ramsey[14] ; 6. 96-Peter Wormcastle[5] ; 7. 25-Nick Bowers[15] ; 8. 10H-Brad Hess[3] ; 9. 21T-Tom Treon[11] ; 10. 15-Richard Gibson[13] ; 11. 17-Nick Felkey[12] ; 12. 30-Jon Raney[7] ; 13. 26-Jared Spalding[8] ; 14. MG1-Matt Twining[9]

A-Main – (20 Laps)

1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[14] ; 2. 11R-Ed Roley[9] ; 3. 9V-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 4. 4-Jason Kinney[4] ; 5. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[8] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[12] ; 8. 09-Cullen Breeden[10] ; 9. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[11] ; 10. 1-Scott Williams[3] ; 11. 5X-Tim Richardson[19] ; 12. 52-Weasel Phlipot[15] ; 13. 21T-Tom Treon[25] ; 14. 96-Peter Wormcastle[22] ; 15. 25-Nick Bowers[23] ; 16. 10H-Brad Hess[24] ; 17. 10-Scott Bowersock[6] ; 18. 17R-Brandon Ramsey[21] ; 19. 2-Travis Stemler[7] ; 20. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[13] ; 21. 10L-Nathon Loney[17] ; 22. 7-Evan Taylor[16] ; 23. 4S-Rob Starkey[18] ; 24. 79-Shane Unger[20]