Kil-Kare points races shaking out


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com



Drew Charleson of New Bremen leads the Gem City Auto Racing late model division by 10 points over Xenia driver Ryan Fleming. Several of the late model drivers competed with the Jegs Champion Racing Association All-Stars series in the Gem City 100, held July 9 at Kil-Kare Raceway. That race’s points did not count toward the GCAR points standings.


John Bombatch | Greene County News

Josh Foltz of New Carlisle (left) leads Lisa Harding of Columbus, and Riverside’s Bo Hoelscher through Kil-Kare Raceway’s first turn, July 9 in Xenia. Hoelscher has won the last two Compact division feature races at Kil-Kare.


John Bombatch | Greene County News

These are the two cars that have won the five E-Modified features at Kil-Kare Raceway so far this season. Points leader Jack Jones (20) of Beavercreek has a pair of wins, while Jamie Sites (8) now has the other three wins at the Xenia race track.


John Bombatch | Greene County News

Xenia’s David Stump had a mechanical issue in his No. 28 Chevy Camaro during the July 9 warm-up session and did not compete in the feature event. Stump sits third in the Street Stock division behind points leader (and Sunday’s winner) Phil Gussler Jr. of Columbus, and runner-up Jacob Muncy, also of Columbus.


John Bombatch | Greene County News

Kil-Kare Raceway

Gem City Auto Racing series points standings

After Race 5, held July 9

(Position, driver, hometown, points)

Late Models

(No change from Race 4)

1. Drew Charleson, New Bremen (w) — 175

2. Ryan Fleming, Xenia (w,w) — 165

3. Cody Evans, Camden — 120

4. Daryl McKay, Hilliard — 95

5. Chad Pendleton, Grove City — 85

6. Cody Robinson, Kettering — 74

7. Mike Holland, Columbus — 68

8. Bill Cantley, Columbus — 62

9. David Carter Jr., Columbus (w) — 54

10. Dave Barnhart, Clayton — 45

11. Calab Reschar, Xenia — 40

12. Brandon Oakley, Beavercreek — 35

12. Travis Braden, Wheeling, W.Va. — 35

14. Logan Runyon, Cambridge — 25

15. Tyler Garner, Galena — 24

15. Bill Browning, Columbus — 24

17. Bob Grubaugh, Columbus — 15

18. Jim Hursey, Columbus — 5

19. Russ Bobb, Beavercreek — 3

20. Eddie Smith III, Columbus — 2

20. Harrison Hall, Circleville — 2

22. Mike Rush, Columbus — 0.5

22. Neal McClellan, Monroe — 0.5

24. Tyler Knuckles, Columbus — 0

24. Roger Gillespie, Danville, Va. — 0

24. Bobby Justus, Columbus — 0

24. Burgess White, n/a — 0

E-Modifieds

1. Jack Jones, Beavercreek (w,w) — 180.5

2. Jamie Sites, Kettering, (w,w,w) — 169

3. Ryan Fleming, Xenia — 150

3.George Lindsay, Groveport — 150

5. Jerry Stapleton, Troy — 145

6. Kyle Purvis, Marion — 125

7. Sean McNeely, Columbus — 110

8. John Donovan, London — 105

9. Brian Whetnall, Reynoldsburg — 74

10. Bob Sibila, Massillon — 45

11. Scott Jones, Marysville — 33

12. Ethan Mullett, Loveland — 30

13. Zach Stacy, Enon — 29

14. Danny Jackson, Loveland — 20

15. Jeremy Menninger, Pataskala — 13

16. Evan Smith, Columbus — 10

17. Gary Zink, Jr., Orient — 8

18. Mark Timmerman, Ft. Loramie — 5

19. Kevin Miller, Jr., Columbus — 4

19. J.R. Webb, n/a — 4

21. Kenny Simpson, Lockbourne — 3.5

22. Andy Shutts, Columbus — 3

23. D.J. Huffman, n/a — 1

24. Jamie Womack, n/a — 0

Street Stocks

1. Phil Gussler, Jr., Columbus (w, w) — 215

2. Jacob Muncy, Columbus (w,w,w) — 195

3. David Stump, Xenia — 120

4. Jamie Sites, Kettering — 90

4. Shawn Stansell, n/a — 90

6. James Harding, n/a — 85

7. Randy Walton, New Carlisle — 75

8. Mike South, S. Charleston — 70

9. Josh Longstreth, W. Carrollton — 63

10. Jason Parsons, Columbus — 60

11. Jacob Heckman, n/a — 35

11. Jim Lewis, Jr., Fairborn — 35

13. Brian Cottrill, n/a — 30

14. Devin Vincent, Columbus — 15

15. Steve Hursey, Grove City — 4

Compacts

1. Dusty Harding, Columbus — 195

2. Corey Kyer, Columbus (w) — 179

3. Trey Gregory, Columbus (w,w) — 104

4. Bo Hoelscher, Riverside (w,w) — 100

5. Jimmy McElfresh, Columbus — 90

5. Nick Barrett, Kettering — 90

7. Ryan Smith, Columbus — 65

8. Matt Hagood, Columbus — 60

8. Nick Meade, n/a — 60

10. Dillon Higgenbottom, Columbus — 50

10. Jimmy Devouno, Obetz — 50

12. Brad Worley, New Carlisle — 45

13. Jason Parsons, Columbus — 40

14. Adam Miller, n/a — 37

15. James Secrest, Columbus — 35

16. Reuben Fetty, n/a — 25

17. Shawn VanSickle, Grove City — 20

17. Cody Wynn, Lewisburg — 20

19. B.J. Honious, n/a — 15

20. Jason Grove, Ashville — 10

21. Kenny George, N. Carlisle — 5

21. Bill McElfresh, n/a — 5

23. Bill Honious, n/a — 4

23. Bill Ramey, n/a — 4

23. Richard Lucas, Columbus — 4

26. Dan Brown, Grove City — 3

27. Matt Hunt, n/a — 2

27. David Lucas, n/a — 2

29. Lisa Harding, Columbus — 0.5

30. John Beverly, Grove City — 0

30. Brookes Horseman, n/a — 0

(w) indicates number of race wins in category.

These are NOT official points, but instead based on a five-point descending points system created by sports editor John Bombatch.

1st = 50 points, 2nd = 45, 3rd = 40 … descending in five-point increments through 10th place, 11th = 4 points, 12th = 3 points, 13th = 2 points, 14th = 1 point, 15th = 1/2 point. Zero points for 16th or lower.

If you see an item that needs corrected, please call John at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

NEXT SCHEDULED RACE: Regular GCAR racing program of Late Models, E-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts, July 23 at Kil-Kare Raceway, Xenia.

XENIA — With half of the inaugural Gem City Auto Racing series in the books, the points chases appear to be shaking out a bit at Kil-Kare Raceway.

With five race weekends down and five still on the GCAR schedule, the leaders in each of the four racing divisions remained the same after the most recent round of racing on July 9.

The late model division had July 9 off, to allow many of the series’ drivers the opportunity to race in the inaugural Gem City 100 Jegs CRA All-Star Series event at Kil-Kare. New Bremen’s Drew Charleson had the early lead in that event, but after collecting an accident on Lap 39, Charleson ended up 16th in the 23-car field.

Charleson still holds the GCAR Late Model lead by 10 points over Xenia’s Ryan Fleming (175-165). Of the four late model races contested thus far, Fleming has a pair of wins, while Charleson and Columbus’s Drew Carter Jr. both have one. Camden teen Cody Evans sits third with 120 points, then there’s a 25-point gap back to Hilliard’s David McKay.

The E-Modified division is the closest contested of GCAR’s four divisions right now. Beavercreek’s Jack Jones has the points lead with 180.5 points, but the top-5 are separated by less than 36 points. Jones has two wins this season so far, while division runner-up Jamie Sites of Kettering has three victories and 169 points. Xenia’s Fleming is tied for third in the E-Mods with Groveport’s George Lindsay with 150 points, and Troy’s Jerry Stapleton is fifth in the standings with 145. There’s a 20-point gap to the sixth place driver, Kyle Purvis of Marion.

Just six Street Stock drivers were on hand for Sunday’s feature, and one of those — Xenia’s David Stump — had mechanical issues and was unable to make the race. Even with his DNS, Stump sits third in the point standings behind two Columbus drivers: runner-up Jacob Muncy, who has three wins and 195 points; and points leader Phil Gussler, Jr., who has a pair of wins (including on Sunday) and 215 points. There’s a 30-point gap back to fourth place and Kettering’s Sites.

Finally, in the most participated division with 31 different drivers so far, Columbus driver Dusty Harding has no wins yet leads the division with 195 points. Columbus’s Corey Kyer is currently second with one win and 179 points, followed by Columbus’s Trey Gregory (two wins, 104 points) and Riverside’s Bo Hoelscher (two wins, 100).

Hoelscher is on a bit of a hot streak in the Compact division. He’s now won the last two Compact features to vault himself into the points battle. Jimmy McElfresh of Columbus and Kettering’s Nick Barrett are tied for fifth in the standings with 90 points apiece, then there’s a 25-point gap back to seventh.

The next scheduled GCAR series racing program is set for July 23 at Kil-Kare, with a full slate of Late Models, E-Modified, Street Stocks and Compacts expected. First practice runs usually start at 11:30 a.m., qualifying begins at 1:30 p.m., with heat races and features to start thereafter.

Drew Charleson of New Bremen leads the Gem City Auto Racing late model division by 10 points over Xenia driver Ryan Fleming. Several of the late model drivers competed with the Jegs Champion Racing Association All-Stars series in the Gem City 100, held July 9 at Kil-Kare Raceway. That race’s points did not count toward the GCAR points standings.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/web1_DrewCharleson_PS.jpgDrew Charleson of New Bremen leads the Gem City Auto Racing late model division by 10 points over Xenia driver Ryan Fleming. Several of the late model drivers competed with the Jegs Champion Racing Association All-Stars series in the Gem City 100, held July 9 at Kil-Kare Raceway. That race’s points did not count toward the GCAR points standings. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Josh Foltz of New Carlisle (left) leads Lisa Harding of Columbus, and Riverside’s Bo Hoelscher through Kil-Kare Raceway’s first turn, July 9 in Xenia. Hoelscher has won the last two Compact division feature races at Kil-Kare.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/web1_CompactsTrio_PS.jpgJosh Foltz of New Carlisle (left) leads Lisa Harding of Columbus, and Riverside’s Bo Hoelscher through Kil-Kare Raceway’s first turn, July 9 in Xenia. Hoelscher has won the last two Compact division feature races at Kil-Kare. John Bombatch | Greene County News

These are the two cars that have won the five E-Modified features at Kil-Kare Raceway so far this season. Points leader Jack Jones (20) of Beavercreek has a pair of wins, while Jamie Sites (8) now has the other three wins at the Xenia race track.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/web1_SitesJones_PS.jpgThese are the two cars that have won the five E-Modified features at Kil-Kare Raceway so far this season. Points leader Jack Jones (20) of Beavercreek has a pair of wins, while Jamie Sites (8) now has the other three wins at the Xenia race track. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Xenia’s David Stump had a mechanical issue in his No. 28 Chevy Camaro during the July 9 warm-up session and did not compete in the feature event. Stump sits third in the Street Stock division behind points leader (and Sunday’s winner) Phil Gussler Jr. of Columbus, and runner-up Jacob Muncy, also of Columbus.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/web1_DavidStumpWarmup_PS.jpgXenia’s David Stump had a mechanical issue in his No. 28 Chevy Camaro during the July 9 warm-up session and did not compete in the feature event. Stump sits third in the Street Stock division behind points leader (and Sunday’s winner) Phil Gussler Jr. of Columbus, and runner-up Jacob Muncy, also of Columbus. John Bombatch | Greene County News

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com

Kil-Kare Raceway

Gem City Auto Racing series points standings

After Race 5, held July 9

(Position, driver, hometown, points)

Late Models

(No change from Race 4)

1. Drew Charleson, New Bremen (w) — 175

2. Ryan Fleming, Xenia (w,w) — 165

3. Cody Evans, Camden — 120

4. Daryl McKay, Hilliard — 95

5. Chad Pendleton, Grove City — 85

6. Cody Robinson, Kettering — 74

7. Mike Holland, Columbus — 68

8. Bill Cantley, Columbus — 62

9. David Carter Jr., Columbus (w) — 54

10. Dave Barnhart, Clayton — 45

11. Calab Reschar, Xenia — 40

12. Brandon Oakley, Beavercreek — 35

12. Travis Braden, Wheeling, W.Va. — 35

14. Logan Runyon, Cambridge — 25

15. Tyler Garner, Galena — 24

15. Bill Browning, Columbus — 24

17. Bob Grubaugh, Columbus — 15

18. Jim Hursey, Columbus — 5

19. Russ Bobb, Beavercreek — 3

20. Eddie Smith III, Columbus — 2

20. Harrison Hall, Circleville — 2

22. Mike Rush, Columbus — 0.5

22. Neal McClellan, Monroe — 0.5

24. Tyler Knuckles, Columbus — 0

24. Roger Gillespie, Danville, Va. — 0

24. Bobby Justus, Columbus — 0

24. Burgess White, n/a — 0

E-Modifieds

1. Jack Jones, Beavercreek (w,w) — 180.5

2. Jamie Sites, Kettering, (w,w,w) — 169

3. Ryan Fleming, Xenia — 150

3.George Lindsay, Groveport — 150

5. Jerry Stapleton, Troy — 145

6. Kyle Purvis, Marion — 125

7. Sean McNeely, Columbus — 110

8. John Donovan, London — 105

9. Brian Whetnall, Reynoldsburg — 74

10. Bob Sibila, Massillon — 45

11. Scott Jones, Marysville — 33

12. Ethan Mullett, Loveland — 30

13. Zach Stacy, Enon — 29

14. Danny Jackson, Loveland — 20

15. Jeremy Menninger, Pataskala — 13

16. Evan Smith, Columbus — 10

17. Gary Zink, Jr., Orient — 8

18. Mark Timmerman, Ft. Loramie — 5

19. Kevin Miller, Jr., Columbus — 4

19. J.R. Webb, n/a — 4

21. Kenny Simpson, Lockbourne — 3.5

22. Andy Shutts, Columbus — 3

23. D.J. Huffman, n/a — 1

24. Jamie Womack, n/a — 0

Street Stocks

1. Phil Gussler, Jr., Columbus (w, w) — 215

2. Jacob Muncy, Columbus (w,w,w) — 195

3. David Stump, Xenia — 120

4. Jamie Sites, Kettering — 90

4. Shawn Stansell, n/a — 90

6. James Harding, n/a — 85

7. Randy Walton, New Carlisle — 75

8. Mike South, S. Charleston — 70

9. Josh Longstreth, W. Carrollton — 63

10. Jason Parsons, Columbus — 60

11. Jacob Heckman, n/a — 35

11. Jim Lewis, Jr., Fairborn — 35

13. Brian Cottrill, n/a — 30

14. Devin Vincent, Columbus — 15

15. Steve Hursey, Grove City — 4

Compacts

1. Dusty Harding, Columbus — 195

2. Corey Kyer, Columbus (w) — 179

3. Trey Gregory, Columbus (w,w) — 104

4. Bo Hoelscher, Riverside (w,w) — 100

5. Jimmy McElfresh, Columbus — 90

5. Nick Barrett, Kettering — 90

7. Ryan Smith, Columbus — 65

8. Matt Hagood, Columbus — 60

8. Nick Meade, n/a — 60

10. Dillon Higgenbottom, Columbus — 50

10. Jimmy Devouno, Obetz — 50

12. Brad Worley, New Carlisle — 45

13. Jason Parsons, Columbus — 40

14. Adam Miller, n/a — 37

15. James Secrest, Columbus — 35

16. Reuben Fetty, n/a — 25

17. Shawn VanSickle, Grove City — 20

17. Cody Wynn, Lewisburg — 20

19. B.J. Honious, n/a — 15

20. Jason Grove, Ashville — 10

21. Kenny George, N. Carlisle — 5

21. Bill McElfresh, n/a — 5

23. Bill Honious, n/a — 4

23. Bill Ramey, n/a — 4

23. Richard Lucas, Columbus — 4

26. Dan Brown, Grove City — 3

27. Matt Hunt, n/a — 2

27. David Lucas, n/a — 2

29. Lisa Harding, Columbus — 0.5

30. John Beverly, Grove City — 0

30. Brookes Horseman, n/a — 0

(w) indicates number of race wins in category.

These are NOT official points, but instead based on a five-point descending points system created by sports editor John Bombatch.

1st = 50 points, 2nd = 45, 3rd = 40 … descending in five-point increments through 10th place, 11th = 4 points, 12th = 3 points, 13th = 2 points, 14th = 1 point, 15th = 1/2 point. Zero points for 16th or lower.

If you see an item that needs corrected, please call John at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

NEXT SCHEDULED RACE: Regular GCAR racing program of Late Models, E-Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts, July 23 at Kil-Kare Raceway, Xenia.

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.