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POINT BATTLES AT THE OUTLAW SPEEDWAY HEAT UP AS THE SEASON WINDS DOWN
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.
(Dundee, NY) With just three weeks remaining in the regular season at the Outlaw Speedway it is still very unclear as to what driver will be the odds on favorite to win the track titles in each of the seven regular classes of competition.
With the abbreviated 2020 race season which began in early June due to stringent New York State Regulations relevant to public gatherings (which are still in effect) the popular yates County Speedway has been able to weather the storm over the past  eleven race nights in trying to salvage some of the season.
“We have been up against it right from the get-go, stated Outlaw Speedway owner, Tyler Sri in a recent interview.  Because of all the regulations surrounding the Covid 19 Pandemic we were handcuffed for the early part of the season.  We lost multiple high-profile events simply because we could not open at all.  Basically, half of our regular season was lost before Cuomo would allow us to at least open the pit gates.  Since then we have been in survival mode.”
With no fans allowed into the grandstand seating areas at virtually all NYS speed plants, Outlaw Speedway has adhered religiously to the hand that has been dealt them.
“My girlfriend, Jordan Lynch and I have played everything by the book  We have not allowed fans into the grandstands and those that choose to enter the pit area are required to wear face coverings and keep social distancing.  We have plexiglass at our pit concession, have kept a limited menu and our staff is required to wear masks and we have hand sanitizer all over the place.  There are other venues that have tried to do end runs around the states protocol, but in most cases, they have been shut down, lost their liquor licenses or have been threatened with fines.  That has not been the case here.  We have not pushed the envelope.” That according to Boss Man, Tyler Siri.
Having weathered the storm thus far by allowing pit admission plus the addition of audio and visual coverage via DirtTrackDigets.TV the track has been able to keep moving forward the best way possible and with that the show continues to roll along with the end almost in sight.
August 28, 2020 is the tentative scheduled end date for the 2020 season points in all the track’s regular divisions.  With the abbreviated season it certainly has kept the point battles close within all the divisions and with just a few weeks remaining more and more focus is now on the division points.
In the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modified Division Super Matt Sheppard has ruled the roost thus far.  Even with a pair of DNF finishes due to mechanical issues, the 2017 and 2019 Outlaw Speedway Track Champion has been able to overcome a pair of uncommon poor finishing positions with seven wins which keep him atop the point standings. However, Super Matt need not look very hard over his shoulder as the Brothers Johnson are well within striking distance and with three point races still left on the schedule there is plenty of time for either second place point getter, Dr. Danny Johnson or 2018 Modified Track Champion, AJ Slideways, Alan Johnson to get up on the wheel and take down the potent 9s machine of Sheppard.  Outside of AJ Slideways who owns two feature wins in 2020, The Hurricane, Steve Paine is the only other driver to visit victory lane thus far and currently sits fifth in points as of August 10.  Second generation pilot, Kyle Coffey has been a threat all season having been a picture of consistency and still has a legitimate shot at the title as he is a solid fourth in points. Mathematically drivers like Brady Fultz, Siri, Cartwright Jr and others all still have a shot, however they are now dependent on the top five having problems over the next few weeks.
Same thing holds true in the Stan’s Not Tubes Street Stock Division as like Sheppard in the Modifieds, Glen Whritenour in the Street’s has been able to use the Outlaw Speedway as his personal sand box in 2020.  The 2017/2018 Track Champion in the Division has been literally unstoppable thus far and with just a few weeks remaining looks poised to pick up his third-class title in the last four seasons.  The track Bounty Money that has been put up for anyone that can take down either Super Matt or GW has continued to roll from week to week as the pair have showed dominance in their respective divisions.  Jake Karlnoski, Quinn Sutherland, CJ Guererri, Aksel Jensen and Jered Hill are all in the top six going into the last three point races, but they will need some help if they have any chance of upending the high flying 15 machine of Glen Whritenour.
The Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman Division has seen only four different drivers work their way into victory lane this season.  2019 Track Champion Will Shields as three wins this season as does Tommy Collins Jr and Zack Sobotka.  Third generation driver, Alex Payne has one win in a division that finds Sobotka currently atop the point standings with Shields, Collins and Payne all within the top five.  Fourth place point getter, Zach George has quietly gone about his business and still is well within striking distance of a track championship.
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Crate Sportsman Division, it has been a season of multiple winners.  2018 Track Champion, Chris Fisher has been nothing short of phenomenal all year, knocking down top five feature finishes almost every week.  Sobotka, Shields, Payne and Ajay Potrzebowski have all made trips to victory lane as well as second generation driver, Billy Paine and veteran shoe, Dale Welty.  Fisher currently leads the points, but if he has the least little hiccup the dogs are ready to pounce including 2017 Class Champion, Karl Comfort.  Fisher, Comfort and Potrzebowski all focus their attention on just American Racer Tires, but Sobotka, Shields, Payne and numerous others do double duty each week racing on both American Racer and Hoosier tire brands.  They get plenty of track time each week, but as the weeks are rapidly coming to a conclusion it will be interesting to see if the guys that just focus on one class can prevail over the drivers that may be stretching themselves out. 
Bad Brad Smith has only one feature win thus far in 2020, but he leads the IMCA Modified Point standings with just three weeks to go.  But don’t blink because one time feature winner, Kevin Smith, consistent competitor, Bumps Scutt, 2018 Track Champion and five time 202 feature winner, Rodney Morgan and Old Dick in the Dirt, Rich Karlnoski are all right there and should Bad Brad get into trouble there could be a real shake up at the top.  The car count numbers may not necessarily be the best in recent years, but the competition has been incredible in the Nationally Sanctioned IMCA Modfied Division at Outlaw Speedway.
In the companion IMCA Hobby Stock Class one would think that current high point man, Wayne Ellison was trying to duplicate what Matt Sheppard and Glen Whritenour were trying to accomplish and that is to win every Friday night.   With seven wins to his credit thus far the only other driver to topple the might #18 machine has been the 2017/2018 Hobby Stock Track Champion and three-time feature winner in 2020, Marc Minutolo.  In fact, the only times that Ellison has been toppled by Minutolo has when he has had mechanical problems, his car has been that dominant.  Oddly, enough Bruce Kinner is just a few points behind Ellison as is Jamie Eldredge, Justin Eldredge and Jeremy Trank.  With only three-point races remaining only thirty-eight points separate the top five and its game on down the stretch as its still anybody’s championship.
The Mighty 4 Cylinder Division has been a two-horse race with Bob Doolittle and Jeremy Bunn taking turns visiting victory lane.  Ray Hyer and Scott Lehman Jr. have been the only two others to topple the Doolite/Bunn butt whipping they have put on the rest of the competition.  Jeremy Bunn leads the points by thirty-six over Doolittle with Hyer, Scott Lehman Sr, and son Jr. holding the top five point paying positions.  Even though Bunn is experiencing a career year as is Doolittle, they need be reminded that if they get to wrapped up in each other, Hyer or one of the Lehman’s could snooker the top two in the class.
Last but certainly not the least the Winner’s Circle Deli Youth Bandit Division has run on a weekly basis during the shortened season.  Ethan Decker has been just a picture of consistency in winning most of the events, however, give a call out to the likes of Abbey Decker, Blake Parsons, Jordan Costley and Bradley Morseman who have all seen action in the Bandit Class.  They are currently holding down the top five positions in the points as the season is ending.
For a current list of all the point tallies in each class simply go to www.outlawspeedway.llc.com
Ae each race night draws nearer you can get continual updates relevant to the track by clicking on at www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/


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PAST CHAMPIONS CRAIG VON DOHREN AND BRIAN HIRTHLER CONTINUE TO LEAD NASCAR POINT CHASE AT GRANDVIEW; TRIPLEHEADER RACING ON SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 11, 2020 . . . The battle continues at Grandview Speedway. With just five races remaining that count toward the NASCAR track championships Craig Von Dohren sits on top of the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modified point standings with 1882 tallies. Von Dohren has won ten titles at the Bechtelsville clay oval during his career. Close behind is veteran Doug Manmiller with 1824 points. Manmiller is seeking his first track title. Defending champion Duane Howard who earned his first win of the season last Saturday is third in the standings with 1682 points.

In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman point chase Brian Hirthler is looking for his second championship. At present Hirthler is in front of the standings having earned 1412 counters while second spot is held by Brad Arnold with 1287 points.

There has been six different feature winners in the Modified point races while each week in the Sportsman action there has been a new winner showing how competitive the racing action has been each Saturday night.

More than 90 different racers have scored points in the two divisions of racing that are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series made up of tracks across the country.

Von Dohren and Brian Hirthler will lead a strong field of racers as they take part in the Saturday, August 15th, tripleheader show featuring the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Outlaw Vintage racers. Last Saturday’s winners, Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill, both defending champions, will be looking for wins the second week in a row.  Spectator gates swing open at 5:30 pm. With the first racing event getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission for the tripleheader is just $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free. Pit admission with license is $35 and without $40.

Reminder: No NASCAR license is required for crew or fans. Drivers can purchase temporary licenses good for one event or 15 day license.

The weekly Meet & Greet, now titled as “Da Rev’s Meet and Greet” will get started at 5 p.m. in the main gate area and feature Jared Umbenhauer and his #19 along with John McGovern and the #327 Sportsman. And representing the Outlaw Vintage Racers will be Jay Garis with his #7. The Meet & Greet is now hosted by track chaplain, Pastor Don Kerns.

On Saturday, August 22, another exciting doubleheader with Modifieds and Sportsman will be offered. And then on Saturday, August 29, Excel 600 Modifieds are combined with the Mods and Sportsman for another exciting tripleheader.

Lap sponsorships, $20 each, for the 50th annual Freedom 76, set for Saturday September 19, remain available by contacting Tommy Kramer or Tina Rogers at the track.

Information on racing at Grandview Speedway is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 8, 2020

1.            Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C                1882*

2.            Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M      1824

3.            Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357H 1682*

4.            Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19     1661

5.            Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126               1413

6.            Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K             1410*

7.            Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17           1402

8.            Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16   1392

9.            Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA   #99      1224

10.          Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78            1177

11.          Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2A                1162*

12.          Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117        1096**

13.          Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L/18/14               1073

14.          Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61     1000

15.          Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49                915

16.          Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15          858

17.          Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA 14W                837

18.          Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K  818

19.          Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01              788

20.          Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81      780*

21.          Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23           729

22.          Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7K        706

23.          John Willman, Birdsboro, PA    #74W      651

24.          Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87              620

25.          Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3              607

26.          Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7B           547

27.          Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA#14R                492

28.          Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B               488

29.          Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA   #33               478

30.          Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #65           470

               

 

 UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 8, 2020

 

1.            Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*           1412*

2.            Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #27        1287*

3.            Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221           1254

4.            Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA #F10   1209

5.            Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104              1159*

6.            Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5  1151*

7.            Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A             1149

8.            Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 1092*

9.            Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14              1088

10.          Jimmy Leiby, Milford, NJ #9L      1025

11.          Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 1008

12.          Jesse Leiby, Milford, NJ #9 (332)               929

13.          Dakota Kohler, Kutztown, PA #59K          706

14.          Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31          675

15.          Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38   630

16.          Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K    599

17.          Cole Stangle, Neshanic Station, PA #20C               595

18.          Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57           586

19.          John McGovern, Bechtelsville, PA #327 577

20.          Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6    556

21.          Nathan Mohr, Exeter, PA #17M 506

22.          Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #973         487

23.          Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16     474

24.          Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11         447

25.          Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20   392

25.          B J Joly, Oley, PA #924   392

 * denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are

                NASCAR point events.)


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Pit Stop Convenience Stores Presents Weedsport Kartway’s ‘Kart Cup’ on August 30th 

WEEDSPORT, NY (August 11, 2020) – Weedsport Kartway’s Super Kart Series continues on Sunday, August 30, featuring eight point classes as well as the PRO Clone 360 Kart Cup Twin 20’s, guaranteeing $1,500 in winner’s money presented by Pit Stop Convenience Stores.

The PRO Clone 360 Kart Cup Twin 20’s will award $500 to the winner of each Twin main event, as well as a $500 bonus to the driver with the day’s overall best finish.  With 25 entries, the event will also guarantee a Top 10 payout based on the overall finish.

Drivers in junior point divisions will also compete for a little extra on August 30, thanks to several supporting partners including Slack Karts, Performance Manufacturing, Marsden Supply Co., Precision Racing Products and John Meloling Photography.  A full listing of junior prizes is listed below.

Pre-Registration is now open through the Tickets tab at www.weedsportspeedway.com.  Pre-Entry fees for point classes are $40 with Pre-Entry for PRO Clone 360 set at $65.

Pre-Registration closes on Saturday, August 29 at 11:45 a.m.  Those that Pre-Register will save $10 on entry fees.  Junior drivers that have not already done so in 2020, must submit proof of age to info@weedsportspeedway.com.

Weedsport Kartway will follow CDC guidelines and recommendations, including social distancing.  Face coverings are required when unable to maintain six feet of social distance.

Upon arrival, temperatures will be taken prior to pit passes being purchased.

Concession stands will be open with a limited menu.  New in 2020, orders can be made online for pick-up.

Member driver pit admission is just $10, with Non-Member driver pit admission priced at $15.  Non-Driver pit prices are $20.  No spectators will be permitted for this event.

Point classes include Jr. Red Clone, Jr. Green Clone, Jr. Purple Clone, Jr. Blue Clone, Jr. Unrestricted, Clone Light, Clone Heavy and Clone Super Heavy.

All classes follow AKRA clone engine guidelines.  Burris 33a tires are mandatory.

Fuel must be purchased from the Pit Stop Convenience Store located at 2737 Erie Dr. in Weedsport.

AMB transponders are mandatory to be scored with Raceceiver one-way radios also mandatory.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 30 with practice slated for 11 a.m. and time trials to follow.

In order to receive points, drivers must be a Weedsport Kartway Member.  Membership can be purchased online through the Tickets tab at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Hiring fun, outgoing, and knowledgeable team members to serve their customers, Pit Stop Convenience Stores first opened in Weedsport in 1984. Since then more than 15 stores have opened throughout Central New York, with each striving to be the hometown convenience store in the communities they serve.

Be sure to visit the Weedsport location at 2737 Erie Dr., just down the road from Weedsport Speedway, before and after the big day of racing on August 30th.

To learn more visit online at www.pitstop-stores.com.

For Weedsport Speedway news and schedule information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

Event Details:

Sunday, August 30
Pits Open – 8:30 a.m.
Driver’s Meeting – 10:30 a.m.
Practice – 11 a.m. (1-round controlled practice)
Time Trials – 15 mins. after practice

Controlled Practice Order (1-Round):
- Jr. Blue Clone
- Clone Heavy
- Jr. Purple Clone
- Jr. Red Clone
- Clone Light
- Clone Super Heavy
- Jr. Green Clone
- Jr. Unrestricted
- PRO Clone 360

Time Trial Order (2-laps):
- Jr. Blue Clone
- Clone Heavy (16-Lock In)
- Jr. Purple Clone
- Jr. Red Clone
- Clone Light (16-Lock In)
- Clone Super Heavy (16-Lock In)
- Jr. Green Clone
- Jr. Unrestricted
- PRO Clone 360 (16-Lock In)

B-Mains – 12-laps, 12-minutes – 2-Qualify (If Necessary)
Lined up based on Time Trials
Same Running Order as Time Trials

Kart Cup A-Mains
- Jr. Blue Clone A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 13 karts, or Split Field)
- Clone Heavy A-Main (25-laps, 20-minutes | 20 karts)
- Jr. Purple Clone A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 11 karts, or Split Field)
- Jr. Red Clone A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 9 karts, or Split Field)
- Clone Light A-Main (25-laps, 20-minutes | 20 karts)
- Clone Super Heavy A-Main (25-laps, 20 minutes | 20 karts)
- Jr. Green Clone A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 9 karts, or Split Field)
- PRO Clone 360 Twin #1 (20-laps | 20 karts | $500 to win)
- Jr. Unrestricted A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 15 karts, or Split Field)
- PRO Clone 360 Twin #2 (20-laps | 20 karts | $500 to win)

Racing Concludes by 5 p.m.

_______________________________________________

Kart Cup Purse Breakdowns

Kart Cup PRO Clone 360 A-Main #1
$500 to win guaranteed

Kart Cup PRO Clone 360 A-Main #2
$500 to win guaranteed

Kart Cup PRO Clone 360 Twin Payout (Best Overall Finish, Time Trials Break Ties) 25 kart minimum payout**
1st - $500*, 2nd - $350, 3rd - $250, 4th - $150, 5th - $100, 6th through 9th - $75, 10th - $50
* - Winner’s share guaranteed | **25-kart minimum for Top 10 purse, otherwise 70%

Junior Points Division Prizes:
- Fast Time (All Classes): $50 Gift Cert. from Slack Karts
- 1st Place (All Classes): FREE Entry admission for September 20
- 1st Place (All Classes): $30 Gift Cert. from Slack Karts
- 2nd Place (Red, Green, Purple, Blue): $25 Gift Cert. from PRP
- 3rd Place (All Classes): FREE photo print from John Meloling
- 3rd Place (All Classes): $20 Gift Cert. from Slack Karts
- Random Position (Red, Green, Purple, Blue): PRP Hoodie/Shirt

Kart Cup Entry Info:
Points Classes
$40 Pre-Entry Fee
$50 Day Of

PRO Clone 360 (Must also run 1-Points Class)
$65 Pre-Entry Fee
$75 Day Of

Non-Driver Pit Pass
$20

Non-Member Driver Pit Pass
$15

Member Driver Pit Pass
$10

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DEFENDING GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS, HOWARD AND BRIGHTBILL, EARN NASCAR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS WEEKLY SERIES WINS ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 9, 2020 . . . Duane Howard, the defending Grandview Speedway NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modified point champion, sidelined early in the Forrest Rogers Memorial race the previous Saturday night with shock problems, was back with a vengeance this time and became the seventh different feature winner this season by taking home the checkered in the 30-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Advance Auto Parts feature. It was Howard’s first win of the year at the 1/3-mile oval moving his career win total to 78.

Another defending point champion struggling had been Brad Brightbill. He finally had a change of luck to become the seventh different 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature winner which was also his first win of the season and 11th career triumph.

Providing the feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Howard and Brightbill. Decker Swinehart earned an extra $100 bonus from the track for being the highest crate engine Sportsman racer to finish.

Polesitter and rookie Darrin Schuler set the pace for seven laps while Mark Kratz, Kenny and Brett Gilmore and Ron Haring Jr. juggled positions behind him. Howard joined the mix with five laps in the books as he advanced from 12th to fifth.

Ron Myers brought out the seventh lap caution when he slowed in the second turn. On the restart Howard, who by this time was running second, put the Norm Hansell owned No. 357 at the head of the pack.

Swapping paint behind him were Doug Manmiller, Craig Von Dohren, Schuler and K. Gilmore which allowed him to open some daylight.

The pack regrouped on the 14th lap when Jared Umbenhauer and Mike Lisowski tangled in the second turn as a result of the cars ahead of them dicing for positions giving no margin to error creating the situation. Despite Manmiller’s attempts to overtake Howard on the restart Howard was still in front.

Mike Gular, on the move from his 21st starting grid after winning the consi and running fifth, brought out the caution. Sparks were coming from his car previously bringing him to a stop in turn two and the yellow to be thrown. As action resumed Howard was off and running with Manmiller, Von Dohren, Briggs Danner and Kevin Hirthler right behind waiting for a Howard false move in hopes of advancement.

Brett Kressley, last week’s feature winner, set up a one lap shoot out when he stopped in the first turn with mechanical problems. Kressley, who went pit side earlier in the event, one of the previous caution periods and rejoined the pack in last, was running a solid fifth when misfortune struck. That didn’t deter Howard as he kept the momentum going and went on to the winner’s circle. Chasing him across the line were Manmiller, Von Dohren, Danner and Ryan Grim. Sixth through tenth were Hirthler, who was the Hard Charger coming from 22nd; K. Gilmore, Umbenhauer, Dillon Steuer, a rookie racer in his first outing; and Justin Grim.

Ray Swinehart, Schuler, Haring Jr. and Eric Biehn won the heats. The consies went to Gular and Hirthler.

Sportsman action saw B.J. Joly finally have a change of luck and show the way for two laps before Brad Arnold spun in the fourth turn for the yellow. Decker Swinehart became the new leader on the restart while Joly, Mike Mammana, Jesse Landis and Brid Brightbill tousled for positions.

By the 11th lap Brightbill advanced to second in pursuit of getting past Swinehart for first.

The red was thrown on the 13th lap after Mark Gaugler rode the second turn wall. When action went green again Brightbill shot past Swinehart on the outside and into the lead.

The battle for second through fifth was now between Swinehart, Mammana, Joly and Jack Butler.

On the 14th lap Mark Kemmerer got into Joly, had him sideways, but Joly somehow saved the car and kept going without an accident, but it cost him several positions as the field went by without incident on their part.

Butler took over second on the 16th lap and set his sights on Brightbill, but his quest ended on the 23rd lap when he pulled into the infield out of competition.

Brightbill never faltered and went on to score the win. Finishing second was Mammana followed by Kemmerer, Swinehart and Brian Hirthler. Rounding out the top ten were Landis, Kyle Smith, Cole Stangle, Joly and Nate Brinker.

Heats were won by Tom Miller, Landis and Nate Mohr. Brinker won the consi.

The 3-lap Diamond Disposal Cash Dash sponsored by Sportsman driver John Mc Govern worth $100 to the winner went to Ryan Beltz. Kemmerer received $75 with Brad Arnold getting $50. Rather than it being heat winners, it was the sixth place finishers competing. Scott Kohler actually finished sixth in the third heat, but opted out which put Kemmerer in the field.

Coming up on Saturday, August 15th, is a tripleheader show featuring the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Blast From the Past Vintage racers. Spectator gates open at 5:30 pm. With the first racing event getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m. The weekly Meet & Greet takes place in the main gate area starting at 5 p.m. Adult admission for the tripleheader is $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

On Saturday, August 22, another exciting doubleheader with Modifieds and Sportsman. And then on Saturday, August 29, Excel 600 Modifieds are combined with the Mods and Sportsman for another exciting tripleheader.

Lap sponsorships, $20 each, for the 50th annual Freedom 76 remain available by contacting Tommy Kramer or Tina Rogers at the track. Several laps have already been claimed for the 50th Annual Classic.

RACE RESULTS

T. P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Duane Howard, 2. Doug Manmiller, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Briggs Danner, 5. Ryan Grim, 6. Kevin Hirthler, 7. Kenny Gilmore, 8. Jared Umbenhauer, 9. Dillon Steuer, 10. Justin Grim, 11. Dan Waisempacher, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. Darrin Schuler, 14. Bobby Gunther-Walsh (alternate), 15. Carroll Hine III, 16. Ron Haring Jr., 17. Ron Myers, 18. Mark Kratz, 19. Brett Kressley, 20. Mike Gular, 21. Jeff Strunk, 22. Mike Lisowski, 23. Brad Grim, 24. Ryan Lilick, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Kyle Weiss, 27. Richie Hitzler, 28. Eric Biehn. DNS: Ray Swinehart. DNQ: Mark Levy, John Willman, Colt Harris and Dylan Swinehart.

T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brad Brightbill, 2. Mike Mammana, 3. Mark Kemmerer, 4. Decker Swinehart, 5. Brian Hirthler, 6. Jesse Landis, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Cole Stangle, 9. B.J. Joly, 10. Nate Brinker, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Ryan Beltz, 13. Jimmy Leiby, 14. Brad Arnold, 15. Dakota Kohler, 16. Nathan Mohr, 17. John McGovern, 18. Lex Shive, 19. Jesse Leiby, 20. Chris Esposito, 21. Jack Butler, 22. Kenny Bock, 23. Mark Gaugler, 24. Scott Kohler, 25. Tom Miller. DNQ: Beau Drobot, Chuck Eckert, Nick Faust, Parker Guldin, Ryan Laise, Bryan Rhoads, Steve Young and Jesse Leiby.


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Getting the potent no. 7 Skyline RV Sales & Service-Houseman Refrigeration-Impressions Concrete Ford Mustang ride in working condition every week has been a minor issue in Pangrazio's first full season chasing points at LOLR. The biggest concern has been getting to the front and staying there.

Still, Pangrazio has parked his car in victory lane four times to lead all stock car drivers in 2020.

“We took on a lot of damage (last week) when we went airborne off turn three,” revealed Pangrazio, 37, who fell to Jimmy Grant in last Saturday's thriller. A leader in nearly every feature event this season, he has now already doubled his career win total in Canandaigua to eight. “Put a new left-rear frame rail in it, freshened two shocks, added all new trailing arms and had a bent center link fixed. Can only crunch a car so long before something gives up on it.”

Everything held together on Saturday and the high-riding racer from Oakfield was able to hold off upset-minded Marc Minutolo to pocket another first-place check. “I ran conservative once I got out front then I seen (Minutolo) on the inside of me going into turn one and I moved up a little bit,” Pangrazio said. “I found a little bit up there and then I moved up and just kept her rollin.'”

Jason Quigley held the early advantage while high-flying Pangrazio took over fourth on lap three after starting 10th in the 20-lap feature. Carl Johnson spun between turns one and two and the lap five restart was all Pangrazio needed as he rocketed from fourth to first to forge a seemingly safe lead.

Minutolo had different ideas, passing Mike Welch for a second time on lap 10 then sliding under runner-up Quigley with eight to go. Minutolo tracked down the leader and actually led by a bumper on lap 15, yet Pangrazio quickly regrouped and regained the lead the next time around.

Minutolo had a second bid lost when he pulled alongside the leader yet the last yellow flag on lap 19 for a slowing Chris Beyea thwarted the effort and afforded Pangrazio a two car-length victory at the line. Welch hung on for third ahead of Grant and Jared Hill.

“My buddy Josh and I are in the (shop) every night working pretty hard on this thing to get her to be fast,” Pangrazio added. “Gotta thank a lot of people that get me here … my girlfriend Rebecca, my mother and Josh, his family is home watching, and all my sponsors. They keep me coming back.”

For the third time in five Hobby Stock races, Burnell took the checkered flag after his no. 57jr. Castle Harvester-Touhey Insurance Chevrolet Camaro left the field in the dust from the outset. Low running Justin Eldredge edged Burnell and Brian Lloyd in a three-wide dash to kick off the 15-lap finale but once Burnell broke free on the second circuit only a rash of yellow flags could delay the inevitable.

“It was dry and slick out there which made it a lot of fun to race on,” said the second-generation 18 year-old from Waterloo. “There were a lot of lanes to try out with such a wide track, and that gave a lot of chances to choose different ways to get around.”

Casey Wagner fell a dozen car-lengths behind under the checkers while WNY traveler Jaren Israel from Ransomville in his first appearance, Jim Claypool and pole-sitter Lloyd settled among the front-five in the caution-infested affair.

LEGEND LEDGER
Saturday's 50/50 beneficiary was CCIA (Canandaigua Churches In Action), more specifically its food pantry. CCIA is a not for profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that relies on the generous giving from partners in order to accomplish the important work we do in our community.

With the 2nd Annual Gerald Haers Memorial Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series event rescheduled to Sept. 19, Honeoye Auto Parts has stepped in to support a big tripleheader on Aug. 13. The 'Thursday Spectacular' boasts a healthy payday as the mighty Pepsi Big-Block Modifieds chase a $4,000 top prize in the headline 40-lapper. A $1,000 winner's share awaits the Sportsman while Street Stockers chase a $500 first-place pot.

The return of the lucrative Haers Memorial in September features a unique 'Triple 20' heat race format leading up to the 74-Lap Modified main for top tour travelers. Northeast DIRTcar Sportsman Series title contenders will also be in town for a pivotal points show to close out 2020 trackside activity at the Land of Legends.

A reminder that due to the originally scheduled Ontario County Fair this week, no racing is on the LOLR schedule Sat., Aug. 15. All five classes will be in action on Aug. 22 before the Pepsi Big-Block Modified Champion is crowned on Aug. 29. LIVE video coverage will be offered for the remaining race dates and can be viewed on Land of Legends TV for $15.

Download the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play
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As the 57th race season carries on in Canandaigua, be sure to follow the point standings and breaking news online by visiting www.LandOfLegendsRaceway.com. To discuss remaining marketing opportunities available at the track, please contact LOLR GM Greg Emerson via e-mail gemerson@landoflegendsraceway.com.

Land of Legends Raceway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway, just ½-hour southeast of Rochester.

Land of Legends Raceway Event Summary – August 8, 2020
Lee Depew & Son Trucking presents Saturday Spectacular
Pepsi Big-Block Modified
*Feature (35 laps): 1. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr. ($2,000), 2. 14j-Alan Johnson, 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 4. 25-Erick Rudolph, 5. 49-Billy Dunn, 6. 7f-Matt Farnham, 7. 42p-Pat Ward, 8. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 9. 3-Justin Haers, 10. 23-Kyle Coffey, 11. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 12. 82-Ryan Susice, 13. 19-Tim Fuller, 14. 55-Matt Hulsizer, 15. 77-Lance Dusett, 16. 19w-Justin Wright, 17. 33j-Robbie Johnston III, 18. m1-Dave Marcuccilli, 19. 12x-Dillon Groover, 20. 21x-Eric Williams, 21. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 22. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 23. 11j-James Sweeting, 24. 44-Russell Morseman, 25. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 26. m1x-Tim Murphy, 31m-Jimmy Maier(DNS).
*Feature (35 laps / *rain-delayed from 8/1): 1. 98h-Jimmy Phelps ($2,000), 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 4. 7f-Matt Farnham, 5. 12x-Dillon Groover, 6. 42p-Pat Ward, 7. 25-Erick Rudolph, 8. 11j-James Sweeting, 9. 3-Justin Haers, 10. 14j-Alan Johnson, 11. 99L-Larry Wight, 12. 77-Lance Dusett, 13. 82-Ryan Susice, 14. m1-Dave Marcuccilli, 15. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr., 16. 19w-Justin Wright, 17. 33j-Robbie Johnston III, 18. 23-Kyle Coffey, 19. 31m-Jimmy Maier, 20. 55-Matt Hulsizer, 21. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 22. 21x-Eric Williams, 23. 44-Russell Morseman, 24. 49-Billy Dunn, 25. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 26. m1x-Tim Murphy, 27. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 44v-Phil Vigneri III(DNS), 83x-Tim Sears Jr.(DNS), 63-Adam Roberts(DNS), 88-Mat Williamson(DNS).
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Groover, Payne, Rudolph, Sweeting, Podsiadlo, Johnston, Wight, Susice, Marcuccilli.
#2: Dusett, Sheppard, Farnham, A.Johnson, Ward, Fuller, Wright, Williams, Morseman.
#3: Tegg, Haers, Coffey, Phelps, Dunn, Hulsizer, D.Johnson, Murphy, Maier(DNS).

Speed Connection Sportsman Modified
*Feature (25 laps): 1. 12g-Matt Guererri ($750), 2. 1f-A.J. Lloyd, 3. 25g-Nick Guererri, 4. 11n-Ricky Newton, 5. 27-Brian Fish, 6. 20x-Kevin Ridley, 7. 38-Zach Sobotka, 8. 70a-Alex Payne, 9. 56-Garrison Krentz, 10. 7-Paul Guererri, 11. 132-Dalton Martin, 12. 7z-Zach Payne, 13. 3r-Chris Mackey, 14. 9-Tim Baker, 15. 99m-Mike Phelps, 16. 35-Nick Cooper, 17. 6-Cody Manitta, 18. 113jr.-Frank Guererri Jr., 19. 00-Sam Hoxie, 20. 117jr.-C.J. Castelletti, 21. 32-Ryan Shanahan, 22. 31-Kane Bristol, 23. 1x-Andrew Smith, 24. 61-Andrew Jacobson, 25. 90-Nathan Peckham, 26. 93-Tyler Vinson.
B-Feature (12 laps): 1. 14t-Payton Talbot, 2. 7s-Torrey Stoughtenger, 3. 17e-Mark Effner, 4. 23b-Timmy Borden Jr., 5. z1-Chaz Thompson, 6. 4-Emmett Waldron, 7. 92-Rick Martin, 8. 21x-Ryan Barrett, 9. 04-Eric Years.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: F.Guererri, Krentz, Castelletti, Phelps, Fish, Sobotka, Borden, R.Martin, Effner.
#2: P.Guererri, Jacobson, Ridley, Newton, Z.Payne, Smith, Hoxie, Talbot, Stoughtenger, Years.
#3: N.Guererri, D.Martin, A.Payne, Mackey, Bristol, Vinson, Thompson, Waldron.
#4: M.Guererri, Peckham, Lloyd, Cooper, Baker, Shanahan, Manitta, Barrett.
Consolations (8 laps)
#1: Sobotka, Smith, Hoxie, Talbot, Stoughtenger, Borden,Effner, R.Martin.
#2: Shanahan, Vinson, Manitta, Thompson, Waldron, Barrett, Years.

Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint
*Feature (20 laps): 1. 53-Bobby Parrow, 2. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 3. 17e-Ethan Gray, 4. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr., 5. 13t-Trevor Years, 6. 38-Jason Whipple, 7. 18c-Dan Craun, 8. X-Dan Bennett, 9. 9k-Kyle Pierce, 10. j27-John Cunningham, 11. 77-Matt Rotz, 12. 8g-Bobby Gardner, 13. a48jr.-Alysha Bay, 14. 3-Bri Donath.
*Feature (20 laps / *rain-delayed from 8/1): 1. 53-Bobby Parrow, 2. 13t-Trevor Years, 3. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 4. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr., 5. 18c-Dan Craun, 6. 9k-Kyle Pierce, 7. 38-Jason Whipple, 8. X-Dan Bennett, 9. 17e-Ethan Gray, 10. 8g-Bobby Gardner, 11. 77-Matt Rotz, 12. 48a-Alysha Bay, 13. 3-Bri Donath, 121-Steve Glover(DNS), 56-Josh Pieniazek(DNS), 75-Brandyn Griffin(DNS), 2-Aaron Jacobus , 7-Andy Jacobus(DNS).
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Bay, Sehn, Gray, Craun, Bennett, Cunningham, Gardner.
#2: Parrow, Ruggles, Years, Pierce, Whipple, Rotz, Donath.

Street Stock
*Feature (20 laps): 1. 7-Josh Pangrazio, 2. 25b-Marc Minutolo, 3. 00-Mike Welch, 4. 36-Jimmy Grant, 5. 93-Jared Hill, 6. 5c-Rick Crego, 7. 34q-Jason Quigley, 8. 64-Bob Buono, 9. 57j-Quinn Sutherland, 10. 74-Ronald “Bundy” Metcalf, 11. 37x-Carl Johnson, 12. 122-Chris Beyea, 13. 55p-Parker Smith, 14. 44m-Branden Morseman.
Heats (6 laps)
#1: Quigley, Pangrazio, Smith, Crego, Buono, Johnson, Metcalf.
#2: Hill, Minutolo, Welch, Sutherland, Grant, Beyea, Morseman.

Hobby Stock
*Feature (15 laps): 1. 57jr.-Tyler Burnell, 2. 42-Casey Wagner, 3. 10-Jaren Israel, 4. 18x-Jim Claypool, 5. 13b-Brian Lloyd, 6. 17jr.-Jamie Eldredge Jr., 7. 17j-Justin Eldredge.

NEXT EVENT: Thursday Spectacular, Aug. 13 @ 7pm; Honeoye Auto Parts presents Big-Block Modified-40L $4,000-to-win/Sportsman-25L $1,000-to-win/Street Stock-20L $500-to-win. *No Racing Sat., Aug. 15.

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Tegg & Phelps Take First Checkered Flags Of Season At Land Of Legends
Sprinter Parrow doubles as Guererri, Pangrazio, Burnell close out colossal Canandaigua card

*Gil Tegg Jr. victory lane photo attachment by Don Romeo

Canandaigua, NY – Aug. 8, 2020 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR

Promoter Paul Cole continued to roll the dice and when the clock struck 11 a lucky 7 turned up as just as many features were completed in rapid fashion to close out the latest 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway.

Good fortune also reigned on open-wheel veterans Gil Tegg Jr. and Jimmy Phelps as they survived late race challenges to capture their first Pepsi Big-Block Modified mains of the season while returning wingman Bobby Parrow doubled up with a pair of victories in Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car competition.

DIRTcar Sportsman standout Matt Guererri posted a track-best fifth triumph while full-fender phenoms Josh Pangrazio (Street Stock) and Tyler Burnell (Hobby Stock) returned to the winner's circle on Lee Depew & Son Trucking Night to extend their respective division point leads.

“Every squirrel finds a big nut once in a while,” remarked Tegg, 49, after the popular Rochester pilot pulled away from all-time Canandaigua winner Alan Johnson to log his first win since May of 2016 using the same chassis. “Up until tonight we've had terrible luck, but the changes we made were perfect and things finally went our way.”

Tegg filed in third on the 26-car starting grid to begin the 35-lap Big-Block finale and watched as front row partners Derrick Podsiadlo and Eldon Payne Jr. swapped the lead early. He grabbed second from Podsiadlo on lap eight then crossed the stripe ahead of Payne two laps later.

Starting ninth and weaving his way under and around the frontrunners just as fast, Johnson cracked the top-5 on lap 11 then disposed of Matt Farnham on a lap 14 restart and runner-up Payne with 20 laps still to go. At the halfway point track regulars and tour stars Billy Dunn and Erick Rudolph had also charged into the front-five while points leader Larry Wight stormed from 10th to sixth on a lap 17 restart.

“Everytime we had a caution I said 'Oh man' and looked up on the (score) board to see who was there,” noted Tegg, following his fourth career Big-Block win at LOLR. “I knew Alan was second and felt there's no way I'm starting on the top with him, so we hung low and held on.”

Last week's winner Dave Marcuccilli slowed in turn four to incur the third and final yellow flag with 10 laps to go yet on this night the red and white Finger Lakes-powered #22G A&G Food Service-Mike Yare Photo-All Star Pizza/Bicknell entry would not be denied.

Tegg easily pulled away on every restart and cruised on to a convincing 10 car-length victory over 'A.J. Slideways' with Wight rallying to cop third-place ahead of Rudolph and Dunn. Making a rare appearance this season, multi-time LOLR points champion Matt Sheppard settled for eighth after pitting to change a left rear shock and spring under caution with 13 laps complete.

“The car came right to us and the track was actually awesome,” added Tegg in victory lane. “Hats off to the (grounds) crew here, it was smooth and it was racy. Man, thank God, we've been struggling all year. Did a couple things, changed a couple things on the car, and I was crossing my fingers. It just worked out really good and we definitely learned something tonight. Have to thank A&G, All Star and Mike Yare and the guys over at Leland Powder Coating, without everybody's help we wouldn't be here.”

In the lead-off 35-lapper delayed by rain the previous weekend, Phelps held off Sheppard to nab the narrow victory under sunny skies over the vacant Ontario County Fairgrounds grandstands. The Baldwinsville driver needed only five laps to overtake pole-sitter Podsiadlo for the lead but the entire distance to secure his seventh checkered flag in wine country.

“We were fortunate the caution came out, Matt definitely had a run on me,” stated Phelps, 45, who could advance no higher than 11th in the nightcap. “Honestly, I got a little lazy there, got trying to protect the bottom. Had been on the top out of (turn) two the whole race so I didn't know where to go down there. My right rear (tire) was finally giving up on me so I moved down and he got on the outside of me. Fortunately, the yellow came out and we were able to move around a bit and carry more speed.”

A handful of caution periods kept the field tight most of the race with Sheppard needing only seven laps to move from his 19th starting position into the Top-10. He knocked off his nearest foes one by one, getting by Tegg for fifth on lap 13, moving past Johnson on lap 14, then James Sweeting for third at the halfway mark.

Phelps reached heavy traffic with 10 to go and when Wight suffered a flat tire on lap 27, 'Super Matt' stole second from Farnham on the ensuing restart. Sheppard closed in to shadow the #98H J&B Installations-Mohawk Northeast-HBR/Bicknell mount and just as he pulled alongside Phelps the fifth and final yellow flag flew on lap 33 as Jimmy Maier's Troyer machine coasted to a stop high in turn three.

Back under green Phelps opened up a comfortable eight-car advantage over Sheppard, with fast closing Tim Fuller, Farnham and Dillon Groover tallying top-5 finishes at the stripe.

“The first yellow was a little bit of a blessing as we were able to clear some of the traffic,” added Phelps, now with two top-five finishes in seven starts. Didn't want to see that #9 pop up on the board there in the top-3, that was a little disheartening, but we were able to hold him off as we had good track position.”

Once out front, cautions were never an issue for Guererri nor was track position a given as the Waterloo wheelman was on the gas pedal from the drop of the green in the fast-paced 25-lap Sportsman feature. He started deep in 20th and motored into the Top-10 by lap 10, then needed eight more times around to pass A.J. Lloyd for the top spot en route to the decisive half-straightaway victory.

“It was just a matter of getting in some clean air to see where your car works best,” described Guererri, 30, who went winless last season aboard the potent #12G Tradition Automotive Group-Product 9-Mohawk Northeast/Bicknell ride. His 11th career triumph vaults him past two-time winner Zach Sobotka (finished 7th) in the point standings by a count of 303-299 through 10 starts. “I passed a bunch of cars on the top so I didn't know if the bottom was any better. Then I got down there on the restart and it was really good so it all worked out.”

Dalton Martin nosed ahead of Nate Peckham to pace the hungry 26-car Sportsman field yet contact on the frontstretch and a reported flat tire as a result ended Peckham's race with four laps scored. Lloyd bolted past Martin on a lap five restart and built up a commanding lead before C.J. Castelletti looped exiting turn one to force out the third and final caution with 10 to go.

The lap 15 restart proved pivotal for Guererri as he navigated the low lane to perfection, improving from seventh to third, then switching to the high side to pass brother Nick Guererri for second after one more time around. He needed just two additional laps to hunt down Lloyd and speed on by for his first win of the month.

Lloyd, Nick Guererri, Ricky Newton and Brian Ridley rounded out the front-five finishers ahead of last Saturday's winner Kevin Ridley.

“I saw Nick was second on that restart and said 'hope he gets that lead,' he's had so much tough luck out here,” said Matt, who joined Nick, Paul and Frank Jr. as the Guererri family members claimed all four qualifying heats in Saturday preliminaries. “I had a great restart. A couple of the guys (ahead of me) slid up off the bottom and I was able to capitalize. The car was good no matter where I went with it. Its unbelievable, I can drive anywhere on the track and it works for me.”

Young Payton Talbot from Gilbertsville made the three-hour haul to Canandaigua pay dividends as he put his no. 14 J.C. Landscaping-Northeast Forestry & Tomber Harvest/HigFab entry in victory lane after the 12-lap Sportsman B-Main.

Matching Tegg as he garnered a heat race victory and mirroring Guererri as he emerged as the new division points leader, Parrow made a clean sweep of the MEM 305 doubleheader for car owner Tom Fletcher who missed out on the memorable wins as he spent the weekend camping in the Adirondacks.

“Feels good but what's really sad is that Tom couldn't be here tonight,” lamented Parrow, 52, a Class of 2017 Empire Super Sprint Hall of Fame inductee whose only other win at LOLR came for ESS in August of 1992 steering the more familiar #80 winged machine. “Wish he was because it would've been his first win but I appreciate him giving me the chance to wheel this car. Been a long time since I drove.”

Fifth-starting Parrow needed just three tours of the half-mile clay oval to duck under pole-sitter Jerry Sehn Jr. in the initial 20-lap A-Main rain-delayed from Aug. 1. A handful of slowdowns for minor spins were all that could hold back the Waterloo warrior as he built up an insurmountable half-straightaway margin at the wire. Trevor Years posted a season-best second-place followed by rehabbing Darryl Ruggles, Sehn and Dan Craun.

“We're doing it all for fun and I have a guy that's been with me since I was 12 years old working on go-carts … and he's still here,” Parrow said. “We're doing this for Cystic Fibrosis, DC Rauscher and Tommy, he owns the whole deal.”

Handicapped to begin seventh in the 20-lap curtain-closer, the #53 D.C. Rauscher-Wings For Cystic Fibrosis/Eagle entry boasting a Ray Preston-prepared powerplant almost failed to run a single lap as Parrow looped in turn one on the opening circuit. But despite running just a dozen events in the past 20 seasons, he showed little rust as he performed a perfect 360-degree spin and kept going without any contact in the 14-car field.

After running as high as second in the first race before motor issues sidelined for the night her own pink #48A sprinter, Alysha Bay buckled into her father Darryl Ruggles' neon yellow no. 48jr. back-up car in time to take the early lead in round two. Rookie Ethan Gray swept around her in turn four to gain his first lead on lap seven before Ruggles out-dragged him for the top spot on lap 12.

With defending points champ Ruggles eyeing his second trophy of the season, Parrow instead took control on lap 17 for his second victory of the night, completing a gallant run to the front by nearly a straightaway at the stripe. Gray, Sehn and Years filled out the front-five on the final scoresheet.

“We're getting better and better, Mike and Charlie keep working with the set-ups every week and tonight we had to do some other changes,” added Parrow, who vaulted from fourth to first on the points chart, now with six top-five finishes in seven events to lead Bay (322-308) heading down the stretch. “The longer we go the better we get. We got a little tire rub down in turn one and it wasn't by myself this week. It was a great night and we're having fun getting the car to work a little better every time out.”


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SHEPPARD AND WHRITENOUR BOTH WIN AGAIN AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY.  BOUNTY MONEY ROLLS ON!
Sperring gets first ever in American Racer Sportsman, Collins Jr., Morgan, Ellison, Doolittle and Decker continue to rack up feature victories.
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.
(Dundee, NY) As they have on numerous occasions thus far in 2020, Super Matt Sheppard in the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Modified Division along with Glen Whritenour in the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks continue to dominate their respective classes.  Several weeks ago, track owner, Tyler Siri placed Bounty Money on both competitors for any regular or invader that can upend either racer in their feature events while both are still running at the completion.  Again, on Friday, August 7 both men completely dominated their events thus the cash will roll over to the following race night. 
Boss Man, Tyler Siri along with Eldon Payne brought the twenty-two car Modified field to the opening green flag as Siri would lead the first seven laps and looked poised to win and collect the added $1,500 for taking down Super Matt.  However, Sheppard had other ideas and soared into the top spot on lap eight and from there opened up a as much as an eight second lead and had lapped cars up to the seventh position before the one and only caution flag of the  race waved with just a pair of laps remaining.  From there all Super Matt had to do was keep Erick Rudolph at bay for the remaining two laps and visit victory lane for the seventh time in 2020.  With another easy win for Sheppard, the action behind the high flying 9s machine was at a fever pitch as numerous drivers were working thru traffic in an attempt to make it to a top finishing spot.  Second place finisher, Rudolph led the charge having started just one spot behind Sheppard on the opening green flag. Fourth place finisher, AJ Slideways, Alan Johnson began the thirty-lap grind right behind both Sheppard and Rudolph.  Like Siri, who finished third the fifth-place machine of Eldon Payne started on the front row, ran with the lead pack all race long and came home with a solid top five finish.  With Matt Sheppard’s win the $1,500 Bounty now will go onto the August 15 event and with the regular season rapidly concluding the big question is can anyone dethrone Super Matt before the last point event on August 29, 2020. 
In the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks feature event, Glen Whritenour continues to use the Outlaw Speedway as his personal play pen as he lined up eleventh on the starting grid, moved to third by lap three, chased then leader CJ Guererri until he ran into problems on lap eight.  Once in front GW opened up what appeared to be an insurmountable advantage over a group of very good drivers and equipment including the likes of Jake Karlnoski who wound up second at the finish, John Carpenter who was third, Quinn Sutherland who wound up fourth along with Shawn Boyton who completed the top five.  Even a late race caution on lap sixteen which would bunch the field back up could not slow down the fast 15 machine as Whritenour cruised to his sixth feature win of 2020 which includes the last five in a row and with that the $250 Bounty will go on one more week. 
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman Division another solid field of some seventeen cars took to the speedway for their twenty-five-lap feature event.  Troy Sperring has been a consistent runner week in and week out at the Outlaw Speedway during the 2020 season and he took full advantage of his pole position starting spot to lead throughout the event and come home with his first ever trip to victory lane at the Yates County Speed Plant.  Sperring can now add his name to a who’s who list of drivers that have picked up feature event wins at Outlaw thus far.  In a magnificent display of driving Sperring was able to hold off second place finisher and one-time feature winner, Billy Paine.  2018 class Track Champion, Chris Fisher once again produced a solid effort in coming home third at the finish as he was chased across the line by 2020 feature winner, Alex Payne. Travis Grover continues to impress by rounding the top five finishers.  The entire top five finishing group all started the feature event within the top seven positions and with equality among the competition, passing is at a premium and it will come as no surprise if the list of new feature winners grows prior to seasons end.  Thus far in the nine Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman feature events that have been run this season, seven different faces have visited victory lane with Ajay Potrzebowski the only repeat winner. 
In the companion Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman Division, Tommy Collins Jr. was to tough to handle on this night at he lined up ninth on the start, got to the point by lap nine and cruised to his third win in 2020.  Tim Guild and Travis Grover brought the sixteen car field to the opening green flag for the twenty-five lap affair as Guild along with his team mate, Stacy Jackson who started in the second row would control the top two positions thru lap four when Tommy Paine would take over the lead.  Paine, in his rookie season continues to impress as he would hold court at the top of the heap thru lap eight when Collins would assume the lead and go on from there.  Only a couple caution flags would slow the pace as Collins was able to once again display his mastery on the Hoosier tire brand and at the double checkered flags had a full second and a half lead over the second place machine of Zach Sobotka.  Grover would run with the lead pack all race long in holding down the third spot at the end as Tommy Paine held off three-time 2020 class feature winner and the defending Track Champion, Will Shields as they would finish fourth and fifth.   
The Hobby Stock Division continues to grow in numbers, but it is still the Wayne Ellison show as he was able to win both the make-up feature from July 10 in convincing style, and after a post-race disqualification by apparent regular night feature winner, Nick Stark, Ellison was declared the winner in that event as well bringing his 2020 win total to seven with many asking the question, “Will a Bounty on Wayne Ellison be coming next”?  In the make-up Ellison was clearly the class of the field as his immaculate looking 18 machine runs as good as it looks as he held off the only driver to beat him this year in the two time and defending Track Champion, Marc Minutolo.  Jeremy Trank continues his impressive year by finishing third in the make-up as he was chased across the line by Bruce Kinner and Justin Eldredge who completed the top five finishers.
In the nightcap, it did not come nearly as easy for Ellison as he lined up in his customary mid pack starting position and with a pair of good runners in Frank Bubba Burnell and Nick Stark starting on the front row both Minutolo and Ellison who began the twenty lap event in row six had their work cut out for them.  With Minutolo having problems early that left Wayne Ellison still having to negotiate thru a top notch running group of drivers and machinery and as the double checkered flags waved it appeared as though the Wayne Ellison dominance in the division had finally had come to an end at the hands of Nick Stark.  However, in a post-race inspection, Stark was found with an infraction and was relegated to last and with that handed the win to Ellison.  With everyone moving up at position Justin Eldredge claimed the runner-up spot followed by the third-place machine of Jack Ayers who had his best finish since a bone jarring, multiple side over side front straight a way flip several weeks ago.  Fourth place went to Jeremy Trank who capped off a great night while Casey Wagner rounded out the top five.
In IMCA Modified feature action, 2018 Track Champion, Rodney Morgan finally got back on track after being shut out of victory lane since June 26 as he cruised to the win.  Morgan, who completely dominated the class by winning the first four events to open the 2020 campaign was in a class all by himself as he went on to win number five holding off track regular and one time feature winner, Shawn Bruce who was second.  Bumps Scutt continues his consistent 2020 season as he was third at the finish followed across the line by Jeff Austin and Bad Brad Smith who completed the top five finishers. 
In the youth Winner’s Circle Deli Bandit Division Ethan Decker was once again victorious and with his victory extends his point lead in the class.
Last but certainly not least the Mighty 4 Cylinders have been basically dominated by a pair of competitors in Bob Doolittle and Jeremy Bunn.  Only Scott Lehman Jr. and Ray Hyer have upended the Doolittle/Bunn onslaught in the class and unfortunately for the rest of the field this night would be no different as the top two in the class were once again chasing each other to the feature win.  At the completion of the twenty-lap affair it was Bob Doolittle claiming his fourth win of 2020 as he was able to hold off four-time feature winner and current high point man, Jeremy Bunn who had to settle for second place.  Chasing the lead duo across the line was Scott Lehman, Ray Hyer and Jason Smart. 
Congratulations to all competitors!
Coming up next week at Outlaw Speedway the trend will continue with another Super 7 Show featuring all the tracks regular adult classes plus the youth Bandit Division.
With the facility still at the mercy of NYS Governor and NYS Health Department protocol calling for no spectators in the grandstand seating area it will be pit admission only.  For those that can not attend, online viewing is available by going to www.dirttrackdigest.tv
Pit Gates for the August 14 show open at 5:30 pm with hot laps at 6:30. The first green flag of the night is scheduled to wave at 7:30. 
With the weeks winding down in the regular season schedule the point battles in all classes now start to become much more visible and even though several drivers in most classes have racked up multiple feature wins there are still no run away point leaders.
For a closer look at the current point standings along with other valuable information relevant to the track simply log on at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com
As the Friday, August 14 event draws closer added information about the event will be posted on www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/

OUTLAW SPEEDWAY RESULTS.  August 7, 2020
Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds.  (22 cars)
30 lap feature.  Matt Sheppard (7), Erick Rudolph, Alan Johnson, Tyler Siri, Eldon Payne, Danny Johnson,  Ron Cartwright Jr., Jordan Siri, Steve Paine, Jim LaRock, Kyle Coffey, Chris Ostrowsky, Brad Weaver, Lance Dusett, Brady Fultz, Greg Birosh, Matt Cole, Cory Costa, Kailee DiMorier, Justin Wright, Ed Lawrence, Brian Swarthout

Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman.  (17 cars)
25 lap feature.  Troy Sperring, Billy Paine, Chris Fisher, Alex Payne, Travis Grover, Will Shields, Casey Wagner, Kaiden Dgien, Zach Sobotka, Karl Comfort, Dale Welty, Bryan Rhodes, March Schenck, Chris Hall, Ran Dann, Justice Mayo, Ajay Potrzebowski. 

Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman (16 cars)
25 lap feature.  Tommy Collins Jr. (3), Zach Sobotka, Travis Grover, Tommy Paine, Will Shields, Zach George, Stacy Jackson, Tim Guild, Brett Buono, Casey Williams, Bryan Rhodes, Brandon Butler, JT Sperring, AJ Lloyd, Anthony Kimble, Alex Payne. 

Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks.  (16 cars)
20 lap feature.  Glen Whritenour (6), Jake Karlnoski, John Carpenter, Quinn Sutherland, Shawn Boyton, Jared Hill, Carl Johnson, Lance Albanese, Kane Stebbins, Aksel Jensen, Gene Balmer, Aaron Miller, CJ Guererri, Zach Teed, John Burritt, Jeremy Potrzebowski. 

IMCA Modifieds.  (7 cars) 
20 lap feature.  Rodney Morgan (5), Shawn Bruce, Bumps Scutt, Jeff Austin, Brad Smith, Kevin Smith, Rich Karlnoski

IMCA Hobby Stocks.  (18 cars)
20 lap feature.  Wayne Ellison (7), Justin Eldredge, Jack Ayers, Jeremy Trank, Casey Wagner, Amber Pierce, Allison Pierce, Zach Kinner, Matt Sullivan, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Bruce Kinner, Kenny Hunt, Frank Burnell, John Oles, Marc Minutolo.  DNS, Jamie Eldredge, Jason Clugstone.  DQ, Nick Stark.

IMCA Hobby Stock Make-up Feature from July 10. 2020
20 laps.  Wayne Ellison (6), Marc Minutolo, Jeremy Trank, Bruce Kinner, Justin Eldredge, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Allison Pierce, Amber Pierce, Zach Kinner, Matt Sullivan, Jamie Eldredge, Jack Ayers, Nick Stark, Josh Oles, Kenny Hunt, Jason Clugstone.  DNS, Grayson Albanese, Josh Turner, Charlie Towner, Glen Aumick. 

4 Cylinders (18 cars)
20 lap feature.  Bob Doolittle (4), Jeremy Bunn, Scott Lehman, Ray Hyer, Jason Smart, Scott Lehman Jr., Robert Decker, Lee Fritz, Kenneth Evans, ShiAnn LaBarr, Steve Perkins, Desi Force, Mike Webster, Derrick Evans, Sammy Fuller, Dakota Spicer, Mike Stone, Matt Irwin.
Winner’s Circle Deli Bandits.   Feature.  Ethan Decker

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56TH HEATH MEMORIAL FOR MODIFIEDS THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH.  WATCH IT LIVE AT WWW.DIRTTRACKDIGEST.TV. FIVE DRIVERS WILL BE INTRODUCED AND ADDED TO ALL-TIME GREATEST DRIVER LIST.
 
KIRKWOOD, NY…The 70th consecutive year of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway has certainly been one of a kind.  The speedway has been forced to keep the spectator grandstand closed throughout the season due to NYS Covid-19 guidelines.  This has not slowed any of the enthusiasm of the 70th Anniversary Season as racing has continued on Saturday nights.
 
Fans have a unique opportunity this Monday evening to see the 56th running of the Heath Memorial for Modifieds live through a multi-camera pay per view broadcast.  The broadcast is only $19.99 and includes all of the racing on Monday evening.  The live broadcast can be seen at www.dirttrackdigest.tv. Racing begins at 7 p.m.  Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with practice set for 6:15 p.m. The racing program will include the Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman, Factory Stocks, 600 Modifieds, FWD Four Cylinders and Juniors.
 
This Monday the speedway will host the re-scheduled 56th Heath Memorial.  The race was postponed to August with the original hope that the spectator grandstand could be open at this point.  That is still not the case.  Despite this, teams are ready to do battle for the 30 lap $2,000 to win Modified headliner.  Travis Smith is the defending race winner.
 
The Heath Memorial honors Irving and Anna Heath who founded the speedway in 1951.  Mr. Heath passed away in 1965 and Anna kept the speedway alive owning until her passing in 2004.  Her grandson Andrew Harpell purchased the speedway prior to her passing and owns to this day.
 
This Monday five championship drivers will be added to the 65 All-Time Greatest Drivers list bringing the total to 70.  All five drivers are past Modified Track Champions and includes Kevin Bates, Don Hart Jr., Justin Holland, Brian Malcolm and Shaun Walker. 
 
The original 50 All-Time Greatest Drivers list was announced during the 2000 50th Anniversary Season at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Since that time, 15 additional Five Mile Point Speedway greats were added to the list.  This season will mark the 70th Anniversary Season with five more all-time greats being honored and added to the list.  The list has always included former Modified Track Champions at the speedway.  The criteria have been based on the division being the headline act since the opening of the speedway in 1951.  All five of this year’s inductees are former Modified Track Champions.  The all-time list is also comprised of former Street Stock, Mini Stock and Figure 8 racing greats.
 
This year’s inductees include Kevin Bates from Lake Ariel, PA.  Bates, was the Modified Track Champion in 2017.  Bates leads this year’s inductees with fourteen career feature wins at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Bates ranks twenty-third on the all-time Modified wins list.
 
Don Hart, Jr. earned his Modified Track Championship back in the 2004 racing season.  He has eight career wins along with his championship title.  His victories came over a fairly short span of racing events making his winning percentage quite high out of those race starts.
 
Justin Holland, a graduate of the Sportsman ranks moved his way in to the Modified division and captured a Modified Track Championship title at the speedway in 2012.  Holland has six career feature wins in the Modified division at the speedway to date.  He will be returning to the weekly ranks in 2020 hoping to add to his win total.
 
Brian Malcolm is a back to back and defending Modified Track Champion at the speedway.  Malcolm won the titles in 2018 and 2019 at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Malcolm, also from Lake Ariel, PA has eight feature wins to his credit at the speedway.  Malcolm is taking on the ambitious challenge to try and become a three-peat Modified Track Champion this season at the speedway.  If he could win the 2020 title he would be the first since Chuck Akulis who pulled it off in 1994, ’95 and ’96.
 
Only Larry Catlin and Chuck Akulis ever pulled off the remarkable feat of winning three Modified Track Championships in a row. Catlin won his Track Championships in 1969, ’70 and ’71.  Akulis set the bar with nine consecutive Modified Track Championships between 1977 and 1985.  He then backed that up with the last three-peat Modified Championship in 1994, ’95 and ’96.
 
Shaun Walker completes the 2020 inductee class this season.  Walker, a Sportsman Track Champion in 2008 made his way into the Modified ranks with great success. Walker captured back to back Modified Track Championships in 2015 and 2016.  He has captured six Modified feature wins at Five Mile Point Speedway during his career.
 
The 70th Anniversary “All-Time Greatest” Drivers will be honored at the 56th running of the Heath Memorial this Monday at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Irving and Anna Heath founded and built the speedway in 1951.  That event honors them each season at the speedway.
 
The complete list of the All-Time Greatest 70 Drivers can be found below.  All of the driver’s names are featured on the 2020 70th Anniversary Five Mile Point Speedway T-Shirt.  All historical and upcoming information can be found on our official website at www.5milepointspeedway.com.
 
All – Time Five Mile Point Speedway Greatest Driver List:
50 Original Greatest From 2000:  Chuck Akulis, Don Beagell, Roger Beagell, Bobby Butcher, Gary Card, Charlie Castle, Larry Catlin, DeForest Chalker, George Chalker, Mike Colsten, Pete Cordes, Jim Crawn, Bruce Detro, Don Diffendorf, Joe Donahue Sr., Jim Gabriel Sr., Jim Gabriel Jr., Bob Hackel, Jerry Hayes, Brett Hearn, Lynn Highhouse, Doug Holgate, Gene Hoose, Jack Johnson, Hal Karcher, Kenny King, Glenn Knapp, Dave Kneisel, Pete Kozak, Dick Longstreet, Frank Lopke, Stan Lupka, Bob MacGeorge, Frank Mears, Kenny Moore, Carl Nagel, Norm Norton, Tim Olenski, Stan Ploski, Art Polenz, Bobby Quick, Eddie Rafferty, Monk Rauch, Carl Reynolds, Tony Ross, Marshall “Hoop” Singer, Don Slack, Gordon Smith, Butch Tittle, Doug Worthing.
10 Inductees From 2010 (making 60 Greatest):  Billy Decker, Gary Dence, Stewart Friesen, Mitch Gibbs, Charlie Gilbert, Red Harrington, Gordie Isham, Danny Johnson, Gary Roberts, Brian Weaver.
5 Inductees From 2015 (making 65 Greatest) held July 14th, 2015:  Mike Clapperton, Bob Hamm, Sr., Bob McCreadie, Eddie White, Dan Vauter.
5 Inductees From 2020 (making 70 Greatest):  Kevin Bates, Don Hart Jr., Justin Holland, Brian Malcolm, Shaun Walker.

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CRSA Sprints Lose 2 August Shows, Turn Attention Back To Penn Can August 21


Press Release by: Steven Ovens – August 5th, 2020 – AJ Yabroudy photo –

 

(SODUS, NY) – The response to COVID-19 has been a tricky and delicate one as racers, tracks and traveling series have had to make tough choices to keep the gates open and cars on track. This week, CRSA officials learned that upcoming dates at Fonda Speedway 8/14 and Thunder Mountain Speedway 8/15 have been removed from the schedule and will not be made up. These cancellations due to New York State Executive Orders that were extended to not allow fans at these facilities.

 

“Our track partners on tour this year have been hit hard and impacted at unfortunate levels for their businesses,” said CRSA Sprints series director Peter Meskill.

 

“We look forward to getting back to Fonda and Thunder Mountain in the future when the threat of COVID and restrictive orders from the Governor aren’t impacting our partners like they have in 2020.”

 

CRSA Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour owner and promoter Mike Emhof echoed those thoughts.

 

“What we have seen this season has been unprecedented. We will continue to work alongside the tracks that have been impacted as well as our teams to come back strong to support these venues in 2021.

 

That leaves the next event date for the 305 Sprint Cars of the CRSA Tour to be held on Friday August 21 at Gary Folk’s Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA. The last CRSA event was held at Penn Can and did not leave the nearly sold out crowd disappointed with Darryl Ruggles overcoming a cast on his hand to win his first tour victory at Penn Can over Thomas Radivoy.

 

Radivoy and Kyle Pierce will bring back their own knowledge and experience to “The Can” as both have many laps around the facility in wingless sprint action. Then add in 2020 Series winners Cory Sparks and Ruggles, defending series champion Jeff Trombley, the Land of Legends 305 contingent and you have the makings of a big night of excitement on Penn Can’s three-eighths mile clay surface.

 

The CRSA 305 Sprint Tour is powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for the 2020 CRSA 305 Sprint Tour include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Eagle Enterprises, LLC, Hoosier Racing Tires and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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Racing Discussion / Re: My view from turn 4
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:10:37 PM »
Man, I can almost see apple blossoms..

Dan, that shot makes it look SO tight in 3...is it that tight?

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 1st Annual SOCK OUT CANCER® Parade Sets New Record

Records are made to be broken, and the 1st Annual Sock Out Cancer® parade set goals for future events to aim for.

“I am pleased to announce that the Sock Out Cancer Parade raised $4,000, which will be distributed equally to the Foundations of Lourdes Hospital and UHS for assisting their cancer patients who need help paying for non-medical needs such as food, housing and transportation,” said Security Mutual Life Chairman and CEO Bruce W. Boyea. “I had a wonderful time, and I am honored to have been the Grand Marshal of the event.” Each participant entering the parade received a pair of brightly colored Sock Out Cancer socks, symbolizing the fight against cancer in all its forms and helping raise public awareness of the financial challenges facing families fighting cancer. 234 vehicles participated in the parade, 10 of which were motorcycles.

“The Sock Out Cancer parade exceeded all expectations,” said CHOW Director Les Aylesworth, “and the non-perishable food donations from participants and spectators will provide around 900 meals for those in need in our community.” CHOW provides thousands of meals each year, and their resources have been strained to the limit as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who wish to help these worthy organizations can do so by contacting Sock Out Cancer at sockoutcancer.org, and CHOW at broomecouncil.net. CHOW is operated by the Broome County Council of Churches.

At 9.4 miles long, the 1st annual Sock Out Cancer parade became the longest parade on record in Broome County, eclipsing the 3-mile-long Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus parade held in 1920.

Two months ago the Sock Out Cancer parade was just an idea in the mind of event organizer Bob Connelly as a way for the hundreds of area car lovers to safely get out while benefiting the community. “With so many car shows cancelled,” said Connelly, “this was the best way I could think of to get rid of our cabin fever while still maintaining safe social distancing.” All participants wore masks when required and complied with local and state regulations.

“I believe that this should become an annual event here in Binghamton,” said Bruce W. Boyea, “and I believe that Sock Out Cancer parades can benefit communities across our country.” Discussions are underway to map the future of these ideas.

“I was honored that Bob Connelly invited me to help get the word out to the media and car enthusiasts through the area,” said Ron Hills, host and producer of The Race Report television program on WICZ-TV. “I can’t begin to thank everyone who lent their support to this event, but I need to give special recognition to Bobby Likis, host of the award-winning national radio show Bobby Likis Car Clinic, heard every Saturday morning on WNBF AM 1290. I would also like to thank WNBF radio’s Doug Mosher, subbing for the vacationing Bob Joseph on WNBF’s Binghamton Now. Doug had either Bob Connelly or me on Binghamton Now every day leading up to the parade. And my thanks to Gary’s U-Pull-It for providing two rollbacks which served as elevated platforms for the television crews.  A special thanks also to; WBNG-TV; Rosanne Sall Advertising, Inc.; and the many volunteers who made this event possible.

Photographs and video of the 1st annual Sock Out Cancer parade are available at https://www.facebook.com/TheRaceReportTV/videos/1547981432075132/

Sock Out Cancer®, LLC, is wholly owned by the Security Mutual Life Foundation, which is a New York 501(c)(3) public charity. Deductible charitable donations may be made directly to Sock Out Cancer, LLC, or to the Security Mutual Life Foundation.

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Racing Discussion / Re: My view from turn 4
« on: August 04, 2020, 10:22:37 AM »
I can bring back attaboys! lol

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Racing Discussion / Re: My view from turn 4
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:09:37 PM »
LOL, I love these Dan! Thanks for sharing....  :)

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VON DOHREN AND BRIAN HIRTHLER LEAD NASCAR TRACK POINT STANDINGS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 3, 2020 . . . Ten time NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modified division point leader Craig Von Dohren, looking to become the first 11-time champion, sits in the number two spot in the Modified standings helped by a strong second place finish in Saturday night’s 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial. Von Dohren finished second to Brett Kressley who took the victory and the $10,000 first place money. With 1594 counters Von Dohren has a 67 point edge over second place Doug Manmiller who is looking to earn his first track title.

In the exciting NASCAR T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler holds a slim 33 point lead over Brad Arnold with 1195 tallies.

Holding third spot in the Modified point chase, part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, is veteran Jared Umbenhauer with 1424 points. In fourth spot is multi-time champion Duane Howard who has earned 1374 counters. And rounding out the top five is another 10 time champion Jeff Strunk who has tallied 1313 points. There have been 44 drivers earn points after six point events being run. Interesting to note is that Von Dohren is the only feature winner in the top five standings.

Veteran racer Ryan Beltz is third in the Sportsman standings with 1109 tallies followed by Jack Butler with 1093 and Chris Esposito at 1080. Top five are separated by just 115 points. A total of 48 drivers have earned points in the NASCAR T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman.

The chase for the Grandview NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series championships continues next Saturday, August 8, with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman in action. A full slate of qualifying events leads up to a 30-lap feature for the Modifieds and 25-laps for the Sportsman. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters 12 admitted FREE. 

On August 15th there will be another of the popular tripleheader shows when the Outlaw Vintage Racers join the Modifieds and Sportsman. Adults will again be charged just $15 while youngsters under 12 get to see all the action for free.

Check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com for more info.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020

1.            Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C                1594*

2.            Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M      1527

3.            Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19     1424

4.            Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357H                1374

5.            Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126               1313

6.            Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K             1281*

7.            Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA   #99      1214

8.            Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16   1202

9.            Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17           1136

10.          Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L/18/14               1073

11.          Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2A                1052*

12.          Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78            898

13.          Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117        846*

14.          Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49                845

15.          Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA 14W                837

16.          Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61     782

17.          Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81      770*

18.          Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K  762

19.          Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15          761

20.          Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23           643

21.          John Willman, Birdsboro, PA    #74W      641

22           Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3              597

23.          Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01              588

24.          Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87              580

25.          Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B               488

26.          Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA#14R                482

27.          Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7B           479

28.          Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA   #33               458

29.          Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7K        457

30.          T J Lilly, Pen Argyl, PA #17L          453

UNOFFICIAL T.P.TRUCK EQUIPMENT POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020

1.            Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*           1195*

2.            Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #27        1162*

3.            Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221           1109

4.            Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5  1093*

5.            Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A             1080

6.            Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104              1002*

7.            Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA #F10   973

8.            Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14              928

9.            Jimmy Leiby, Milford, NJ #9L      895

10.          Jesse Leiby, Milford, NJ #66        859

11.          Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 835

12.          Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 812

13.          Dakota Kohler, Birdsboro, PA #12S          596

14.          Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57           586

15.          Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K    519

16.          Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6    507

17.          John McGovern, Bechtelsville, PA #327 481

18.          Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16     474

19.          Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11         437

20.          Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31          426

21.          Cole Stangle,   #20C        415

22.          Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38   402

23.          Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M                396

24.          Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20   392

25.          Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S            360*

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are NASCAR point events.)


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Weedsport Cancels ESS Legends Reunion Amid COVID-19 Restriction Extensions

WEEDSPORT, NY (August 3, 2020) – COVID-19 travel restrictions as well as the extension of New York State Executive Orders disallowing spectators at racing facilities, has forced Weedsport Speedway to cancel the ESS Legends Reunion, which was scheduled for Sunday, August 9.

The Empire Super Sprints Hall of Fame induction associated with the event will be postponed until 2021.

"The ESS Legends Reunion has been a staple for several seasons now, and it is unfortunate we will have to wait until 2021 to see the next edition,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “With the extension of New York State’s Executive Orders, this is our only option."

Ticket and camping refunds will be issued for the ESS Legends Reunion.

Refunds will be automatically issued to the original form of payment for those who purchased within 90 days of the event.  Tickets or camping purchased more than 90 days prior to the event will be issued and mailed a refund check.

With this latest cancelation, Weedsport Speedway’s next scheduled event will be Cavalcade Cup Weekend on September 11-12, featuring two days of Modified action, including the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds on September 12.  The ESS Sprint Cars, CNY Mod Lites, DIRTcar Pro Stocks and RUSH Late Models are also scheduled during this blockbuster weekend.

Weedsport Kartway will return to racing on Sunday, August 30 with the second annual Kart Cup.  For more information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com/kartway.

For Weedsport Speedway news and schedule information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

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