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Monster Mash Highlights

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pits Are Full With 104+ Cars For The Monster Mash

Pit stewards had to work quickly to keep the lines short for the pit entrance.  The line to get into the track reached back into the main road as over 104 cars came to race the Monster Mash.

Trick Or Treat!

The Monster Mash allowed families into the pits before the racing action to trick or treat, check out the cars up close, and get autographs from their favorite drivers.  Kids raced car to car seeking goodies from the drivers and their families.  Thanks to the drivers who participated in the trick or treat hour!

Carrying The Left Front

2010 Limaland Stock Champion and the winningest driver at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in 2010, Tony Anderson, carries the left front skyward.  The Monster Mash brought intense competition in the Super Stock class with 33 cars on hand.

The ModLites got into the three wheel action with eventual race winner Zanesville, Ohio's, #59 Tracy Fritter, digging hard on the right rear.   Past ModLite track champions #11 Willie McFarland and #14 Tim Vangundy enter the corner behind Fritter in the low and middle groove.

Non-Wing Sprint Car Aces

One great thing about the Monster Mash is you never know whom it might be bring out to try to pick up that final checkered flag of the race season.  Non-Wing Sprint Car driver, Jeff Bland Jr., made a rare appearance in his UMP Modified at the Monster Mash.  Bland was a national UMP modified points contender before jumping into sprint car racing.  Bland has Sprint car wins this season at the Bloomington Speedway  along with several wins in the MSCS Sprint Car series.  

2003 Montpelier Motor Speedway Non-Wing Sprint Car Champion, Stomp and Steer Scotty Weir, returned to the speedway this time piloting the #14 Thompson Trucking UMP Modified entry.   The Weir family has history at the speedway as Scotty's father was also a track champion in the street stock/hobby stock class  years ago.

Tight Racing Quarters

#72M Mike Beatty leads a pack of modifieds out of turn 2 .  The #47 of Rob Kaus works the high side as the black #8 Jim Mallory and the white #8 Rob Scarrette pull the left front into the air. 

Former Montpelier Super Late Model Winner, #5X The Jedi Jerry Bowersock, circles the top side while 2010 Montpelier Modified Madness Series Winner #25 Bub Patrick works the low side.   Dan Anderson splits the middle while #77 Bill Bradley, #25 Bruce Hogue, and #99 Josh McElyea enter the corner.  Earlier in the season, Partick made one appearance at the speedway for the Midwest Modified Madness show. Patrick passed Glenn Bradley on the highside with one lap to go to take the $1000 to win prize home.  Partick returned two additional times to the speedway for the Monster Mash tune-up show and Monster Mash; unfortunately, mechanical issues seemed to plaque Patrick's chances on each of these nights.


The Monster Mash brought about a very competitive super stock class to race for the $500 to win.  Drivers from 3 states competed in the Super Stock class.  Michigan driver, #18 Bobby Hinkle, darts low to pass Indiana driver #89 Bobby Burton.  Ohio Driver #52 Stacy Gazarek races side by side with the E5 of Justin Gamber.

Three Wide!  The R1 of Ryan Ramseyer works the top shelf as Ohio drivers, #19 Bill Reimund and #13 Tony Silvestri works the middle grove and bottom grove.

Thunder Action was just as exciting with 24+ cars in the pits.  The #0 Frankie Oakes leads a group of Thunders through turns 1 & 2.

The #2 of Ed Johnson wheels it hard through turns 1 & 2 as eventual race winner #50 Jason Shrout takes a peek  underneath.

#Dayton, Ohio driver #29 Ray Heskett leads #4 Rick Risinger through the middle of turn 1.

Challenging Night

You know it's going to be a challenging and competitive night when the line just to  get onto the track for hot laps reaches back to the pit shack.

The B18 of Dan Shaffer found himself on the hook early with mechanical issues during hot laps, but the Michigan driver had everything ready to go the feature and managed to earn a  top 10 finish despite the rough start.

Spoiler Sayings

Thanks Fan For Making Racing Possible!  Bill Davis #71D UMP Modified pays tribute the fans with his spoiler keeping the big picture in mind!

Support Our Troops!  UMP Modified Driver #7, Tony McVey, shows patronage for our armed forces.

Just Paying My Dues!  BRE Racing made the pull from Jackson, Michigan to compete in the Monster Mash bringing 2 UMP Modifieds (Jordan & Jacob Bailey).  #52 Jordan Bailey is Just Paying His Dues.

 Out Of Control - #18H Bobby Hinkle made the long pull to the Monster Mash from Michigan and was anything BUT out of control.  Hinkle won heat 2 of the Super Stocks carving his way to the lead from his dead last starting position.

Chassis Challenge

The Monster Mash brought a wide array of chassis manufacturers to the track.  Here is a sample of a few UMP Mods proudly displaying their chassis manufacturer.


#31 - Tom Bell - Buzzard - Team Buzzard Race Cars


#52 - Jordan Bailey - Impressive Race Chassis


#5X - Jerry Bowersock - Intimidator Race Cars


#88 - Scott Orr - Larry Shaw Race Cars By Orr Motorsports


#ZERO - Brent Hole - Laser Chassis


#7 - Tony McVey- Lightening Chassis


#6 - Dave Sibberson - Phantom Race Cars


#65 - Todd Sherman - TEAM SE

Gotta Have A Bar Car?

Not necessarily... #96 JR Ruefer piloted what looked like to be a leaf spring Buzzard chassis to a 3rd place finish at the Monster Mash tune up show and followed up a week later with a 6th place finish at the Monster Mash.  Here Ruefer peeks underneath Ohio driver and heat race winner #79 Shane Unger.


UMP Modifieds = Jeff Bland Jr.

Super Streets - Tony Anderson

Thunder Cars - Jason Shrout

ModLites - Tracy Fritter

Drivers and Race Fans:  Unfortunately, we couldn't cover all of the racers and their stories on this page.  We selected a few of the most interesting/best quality photos from the gallery and told the stories of those photos.  We appreciate ALL drivers and race fans who supported the Monster Mash and speedway this season.  To see photos of all drivers who competed at the Monster Mash along with full results check out the link below.



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