Danny Mumaw won the OVSCA feature Saturday at Wayne County
The A main started with Spithaler grabbing the lead over Patterson by using the low line. Spithaler extended his lead to a straightaway until lap 5 when 3rd running Butler went off the back stretch to bring out the yellow. Spithaler, Patterson, Mumaw, Matus, Lynch, Ryan, Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Riney and Baker is your running order. On the restart, Spithaler again extends his lead to a straightaway by the time he gets to traffic. Third running Mumaw pressures Patterson and gets by him for second and gradually starts catching Spithaler, closing the gap lap after lap. Mumaw running up high and Spithaler down low. Then on lap 19, Patterson, who was running 3rd, stops in turn 2 and brings out the last caution. On the restart, and with 6 laps to go, Mumaw flies around Spithaler using the high groove and takes the lead out of turn 2. Mumaw proceeds to race away as Spithaler fades and gets passed by Trey Jacobs and then Sye Lynch and finally Matus by the time the checkers wave. It looks like Spithaler’s low groove went away there at the end and maybe he sealed over his tires on that last caution.
After the cars passed inspection, the winner’s car was pushed out to the front stretch. Chuck Griffith, the long standing Wayne County Speedway announcer, interviewed Mumaw in victory lane. Danny explained that he had Bonzai helping with the car and that was why he was so good at the end. Danny then said that it was Jac Haudenschild that got him into racing, mainly because they lived next door to the Haudenschilds. Mumaw then told Chuck that it was great being able to talk with him in victory lane. That was a great moment as you could tell Chuck had to pause and collect himself for a moment. (Chuck has been battling health issues this winter and we are lucky he is still with us. The fans here are really happy to have him around still and it was great to see and hear him tonight once again announce the races at Wayne County Speedway….just like always.)
The feature was over and it was 9:30 when I got back to my car. That was another great night of racing at Wayne County. So, I say….Thank you, Wayne County Speedway and the OVSCA. Let’s do it again!