stock car championship racing

Updated 11/30/2009

2009 WBC Report    

 2010 Status: pending 2010 GM commitment

Phil White, MD

2009 Champion

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Event History
1999    Rebekah Garton     37
2000    Tim Dolan     68
2001    Devin Flawd     60
2005    Seth Gunar     47
2006    Seth Gunar     42
2007     Jean Younkin     49
2008    Steve Caler     51
2009    Phil White     53



Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Seth Gunar         NJ    09     78
  2.  Phillip White      MD    09     42
  3.  Steve Caler        OH    08     36
  4.  Kevin Brown        GA    08     30
  5.  Jean Younkin       VA    07     30
  6.  Devin Flawd        PA    01     30
  7.  Tim Dolan          NJ    00     30
  8.  Jim Bell           MD    09     27
  9.  Haim Hochboim      is    09     18
 10.  Derek Miller       VA    07     18
 11.  Mike Buccheri      MD    07     18
 12.  Keith MacFarland   NJ    05     18
 13.  Dan Hoffman        NC    01     18
 14.  Andy Lewis         DE    00     18
 15.  John Weber         MD    09     12
 16.  Luke Koleszar      VA    08     12
 17.  Steve May          MD    01     12
 18.  Bill Place         PA    00     12
 19.  Rebekkah Garton    VA    99     10
 20.  Tom McCorry        VA    08      9
 21.  Nate Timko         PA    07      9
 22.  Chad Gormly        MA    06      9
 23.  Stuart Tucker      MD    05      9
 24.  Adam Gugliemini    PA    01      9
 25.  Darren Velez       NY    00      9
 26.  Rob Buccheri       MD    07      6
 27.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    01      6
 28.  Bob Olivere        AZ    00      6
 29.  Ken Sheffield      VA    99      4
 30.  Angelo Ricchiuto   PA    09      3
 31.  Cameron Spaner     MD    08      3
 32.  Marshall Daw       NM    07      3
 33.  Mike Garton        VA    06      3
 34.  Rex Lehman         FL    05      3
 35.  Dave Bohnenberger  PA    01      3
 36.  Brian Carr         VA    00      3
 37.  Carol Caler        OH    99      3
 38.  Steve Cameron      PA    99      2
 39.  Joe Sposito        NJ    99      1

2009 Laurelists                                            Repeating Laurelists:

Haim Hochboim, is

Seth Gunar, NJ

Jim Bell, MD

John Weber, MD

Angelo Ricchiuto, PA

Past Winners

Rebekkah Garton, VA

Tim Dolan, NJ

Devin Flawd, PA

Seth Gunar, NJ

Jean Younkin, VA

Steve Caler, OH

Phil White, MD


GM John McLaughlin leads a qualifying heat.

Car selection reservations for the Final.

Leaving the Pits ...

What an exciting race the WBC 500 turned out to be in 2009. 26 drivers earned their way into the grand oval championship race this year, ensuring a full house as the race got underway. Ken Richards in the #10 Tide car took an early lead from pole sitter Phil White in the #33 Old Spice car while Virginia Melton (#57 Halloween Havoc) and John Wellage (#21 Air Force) tried repeatedly to get to the front. 

Defending Champion Steve Caler (#19 Dodge) had engine trouble from the start and tried desperately to hold on to position but his repeat chances looked grim. The first big wreck happened on lap 36 as Virginia Melton (#57 Halloween Havoc) bounced off the retaining wall, collecting Steve Cameron (#37 Little Caesars) and Luke Koleszare (#66 K-Mart) in her wake and sending all three back to their trailers trading "woman driver" jokes. Steve Caler took advantage of the resulting yellow flag to clear up his engine problems. Ken Richards pulled away from the pack on the restart ,taking Seth Gunter (#42 Havoline) with him. 

On lap 48 Doug Porterfield (#23 John Deere) made a good move on the outside while Kaarin Engelmamn (#9 Mopar) took the lead with two-time champion Seth Gunar (#42 Havoline) drafting her into second place. On lap 51, Anthony Ricchuito (#6 AAA) pulled a textbook perfect slingshot move to pass three cars and moved up to the outside lane taking Doug Porterfield (#23 John Deere) with him, who then passed him for the lead. Meanwhile, the Alyssa Gumkowski (#05 Daisy Duck) and Carol Caler (#99 Dominos Pizza) teamed up in the back of the pack and started to make their move to the front. The racing up front was fierce as Doug Porterfield (#23 John Deere) managed to keep the lead going into the pits on lap 75. Unfortunately he dropped 15 spots after trouble in the pits while Steve Caler (#19 Dodge) moved up ten spots with a two-tire stop. Angelo Ricchuito (#12 Mobil, brother to Anthony in #6 AAA) came out in the lead. He took off on the restart, pulling away from the pack and took a commanding lead. 

On lap 111 Kaarin Engelmann made her move for the lead with a slingshot pass on the outside lane only to be followed and passed by George Seary (#8 Bass Pro Shops).  Phil White (#33 Old Spice) finally took the lead, leaving John Welage out to dry in the outside lane. On lap 126 Bill Beckman (#44 Slim Jim) used up all his tires trying to get to the front, while Jim Doughan (#29 Scooby Doo) pulled up even on the outside but it was George Seary who finally took the lead. Anthony Ricchuito (#6 AAA) got loose on lap 141 while Matt Deuber (#47 Sunoco) passed #29 and #44 for the lead. On lap 165 John Weber (#3 Goodwrench) finally got some cooperation in the back of the pack and started to move up to fill the gap with the lead draft. Meanwhile, Bill Beckman drafted by #44 to take the lead with worn tires. The second round of pit stops occurred on lap 171 the big gainers being Seth Gunar (#42 Havoline) and Alyssa Gumkowski (#05 Daisy Duck). Matt Deuber (#47 Sunoco) fell back nine spots while Kaarin Engelmann (#9 Mopar) ended her race in the pits with a blown transmission. 

Anthony Ricchuito (#6 AAA) was first out of the pits and held on to the lead until lap 183 when Seth Gunar followed Joseph Betz (#28 Texaco) to the front and passed him convincingly for the lead. He lead until lap 249 when the lead draft ran into some slow traffic which ultimately allowed Jim Doughan (#29 Scooby Doo) to get to the front and lead them into the pits for the last time. Unfortunately, he ran into some problems and came out last while Haim Hochboim (#24 Dupont) managed to come out first. In the final lap, Doug Porterfield (#23 John Deere) passed ten cars in a valiant attempt to win but it was Phil White in #33 Old Spice who managed to pass Gunar (#42 Havoline) on the outside for the win.  

No event provides more spectacle than the Stockcar oval track Final.

Ass't GM Joshua Garton lends a hand in the big race.
 GM     John McLaughlin [3rd year]  NA  757-256-3631 

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