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Weedsport’s Hall of Fame 100, Empire State Challenge Canceled Due to Extended COVID-19 Restrictions

WEEDSPORT, NY (July 8, 2020) – Due to the extension of New York State Executive Order 202.32 until August 2, 2020, which prohibits spectators from entering race track grounds, Weedsport Speedway has canceled the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Empire State Challenge.

Ticket and camping refunds will be issued for the Hall of Fame 100, slated for Sunday, July 26, and the Empire State Challenge, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 1.

Potential make-up dates for the Empire State Challenge are being discussed, and will continue following an update from New York State in the first week of August.

General Manager Jimmy Phelps stated, “The Hall of Fame 100 and the Empire State Challenge are annually the most exciting events of our season. We are truly crushed to have to make this announcement. We are still looking at trying to get the WOO Sprints back later this fall, and look forward to bringing the Super DIRTcar Series back in a big way in September, but will need some good news out of Albany for that to happen. This is frustrating, but the safety of our patrons has to come first.”

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. The campground will remain open if any patron still wished to camp.

With these latest cancelations, Weedsport’s next scheduled event will be the ESS Legends Reunion set for Sunday, August 9.  The evening will include the DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRT Modified Nostalgia Tour alongside the ESS Sprint Cars.

Weedsport Kartway will host its first point event of the season, for competitors only, on Sunday, July 12.  For more information visit

Ajay Potrzebowski in American Racer Tire Sportsman, Zach Sobotka in Hoosier Tire Sportsman, Glen Whritenour in Street Stocks, Bob Doolittle in 4 Cylinders, Marc Minutolo in Hobby Stocks all double up in the feature win column.  Brad Smith bags first of the season in IMCA Modifieds.  Blake Parsons breaks Decker win streak in Bandit Division.
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.  PR Director.
(Dundee, NY) With the Outlaw Speedway remaining under grandstand lockdown as per New York State Governor and Health Department requirements the show went on for the fifth consecutive week. The track bolstered its biggest car count of the year with one hundred twenty machines checking in for the Super 7 Event and under a full moonlit night it was action a plenty in all the regular classes of competition.  The Upstate Region continues to experience a lengthy dry spell making it difficult at best for all track preparation crews as they fight more than ideal drying conditions, however track owner, Tyler Siri and his staff continue to provide a fast racing surface for the competitors.
In the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram Modified Division the largest field of the season, twenty-two machines, took the opening green flag after a patriotic four abreast parade lap while fireworks dotted the infield area.  This provided a handsome backdrop for those attending in the pit area as well as the many viewers at home watching the action live on Dirt Track Digest.TV.
A pair of cautions on laps one and two slowed the pace, however it was a bone jarring crash on lap three that eliminated some four machines and sent countless others to the pit area for repairs.  It all began when the machine of Chris Ostrowski became disabled in the middle of the back stretch and with the pack bearing down sent everyone scrambling.  The machine of Greg Birosh was the first to get swept up along with Brady Fultz, Kyle Coffey, Steve Paine and others with Paine the only one to continue.  After a lengthy clean-up, the Birosh machine was cradled back to the pit area suffering the most damage with severe front-end damage to both the Coffey and Fultz machines.  On the restart Derrick Podsiadlo took off from his pole position and let the opening ten laps before Danny Johnson made a bold move passing both Podsiadlo and then second place running, Tyler Siri to take over the top spot.  “The Doctor” was showing the kind of clout that landed in the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame as he stretched his advantage as another yellow flag would come out ln lap fifteen.  By that point, Super Matt Sheppard was slicing his way thru the field once again using the bottom of the speedway to pass cars at will from his sixth row starting spot.  On the restart, Sheppard disposed of the second-place machine and set sail for leader, Johnson in what would prove to be a classic battle between the two veterans.  The fans tuning in at home got their moneys worth over the next seven laps as The Doctor on the berm and Super Matt on the bottom would duke it out for the win.  Sheppard continued to dig deep on the bottom with Johnson pounding the cushion, but on lap twenty-two Super Matt lived up to his name as he was able to clear The Doctor and take control.  Another yellow on lap twenty-three would give Johnson one more shot at Sheppard, but it would not happen as Super Matt opened up a sizeable advantage and would cruise to his fourth consecutive win of the season after finishing second to Alan Johnson on opening night.  The Doctor would hold on for the runner-up spot followed across the line by a hard charging Justin Wright who perhaps put on the drive of the night.  Wright, who started in row eight after a subpar qualifying heat was able to hit the set up to perfection for the thirty-lap feature and wound up having his best finish of the season.  Boss Man, Tyler Siri put on another steady performance to finish fourth at the finish as he was able hold off his son, Jordan who rounded the top finishers making all three of the Tyler Siri owned cars finishing in the top five spots.  For Jordan Siri, who makes the long drive every Friday from his home in the Albany area to race each week, it was another strong performance making the long haul worthwhile. 
Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modified heat wins went to Matt Sheppard, Cory Costa and Jordan Siri
The Sunrise insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman feature would be the best event of the night as a perfect green to checkered run in the twenty-five lap feature would find pole sitter, Ajay Potrzebowski leading throughout the entire distance in claiming his second feature win of 2020.  After winning on opening night, Potrzebowski has been shut out of victory lane, but on this night he proved to be way to strong as only the machine of Karl Comfort was able to mount any kind of a challenge for the race leader.  Comfort was able to show his car on the inside of Potrzebowski on only one occasion forcing him to grab and extra gear and drive away from the rest of the field.  At the checkered, in an event run off in record time it was Ajay Potrzebowski claiming the win with 2017 Track Champion, Comfort in second.  Alex Payne continues to impress racing in both Sportsman Divisions as he claimed the third and final podium spot.  Zach Sobotak, who like Payne does double duty in Crate Sportsman action came home for fourth at the finish as he was followed across the line by 2018 Track Champion, Chris Fisher.
Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman heat wins went to Potrzebowski, Comfort and Lance Erwin.
In the companion Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman Division, it was Zach Sobotka picking up his second win of the season after a hard-fought battle with Alex Payne.  For third generation pilot, Payne it appeared like he was well on his way to claiming his first win of the year in the class after his first feature win ever at Outlaw the week prior in American Racer Tire action, however a late race caution allowed Sobotka one last shot at the high flying Payne.  On the restart, Payne went right back to his customary position of pushing the cushion while Sobotka ran the bottom of the banking.  Coming for the double checkers, Sobotka would gain the momentum exiting thru four and in a drag race to the finish line would just nip Payne for the win and his second trip to victory lane after winning earlier in the season on June 12.  Following the pair across the line was third place Tommy Collins Jr., while Travis Grover and Zach George would round out the top five finishers with Payne, Sobotka and Grover all doing double duty each week in Crate Sportsman action. 
Hoosier Tire Sportsman heat winners were Sobotka, AJ Lloyd and Grover.
Glen Whritenour made short work of the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock feature event as the veteran competitor and two time Outlaw Speedway Track Champion would dispose of then race leader, Aksel Jensen on lap seven of the twenty lap feature and cruise to the victory.  An anxious moment on lap two would find front runner, Jared Hill getting turned into the front straight a way concrete collecting several other machines.  Hill along with CJ Guererri would go to the pits for quick repairs, restart at the back and charge back thru the field.  Two more quick caution flags on laps thirteen and nineteen would slow Whritenours pace, however he was the class of the field on the night and with the win made it two feature wins on the season.  Last weeks winner, Jake Karlnoski started in the sixth position, ran in the top five throughout and made a late race rally in tracking down Whritenour, however the third generation pilot would have to settle for second with Aksel Jensen putting on a steady drive to nail the third spot.  Jared Hill recovered nicely after the earlier event trip to the pits to claim fourth as first night competitor, Shawn Boyton rounded the top five.
Heat wins in the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks were picked up by Whritenour and Karlnoski. 
“Bad Brad” Smith lived up to his name as he put a good old-fashioned butt kicking on the IMCA Modified feature field.  Coming into the event, 2018 Track Champion, Rodney Morgan was making the Outlaw Speedway his personal sand box, but on this night it was Brad Smith who would start sixth, make some nifty moves early on take the top spot away from Nichole Spaulding and drive away from the field.  Morgan, who had a perfect four wins in a row coming into the event would start right behind Bad Brad on the opening grid, but was unable to keep pace and late in the event experienced some mechanical problems relegating him to a sixth place finish.  Trey Palmer, making his first start of the year at Outlaw started the twenty lap feature in the fifth row, put on a steady drive, passed the second and third place machines of Nichole Spaulding and Kevin Smith late in the event and rode home for second.  Lady racer, Spaulding continues to impress in IMCA Modified action as she finished third followed across the line by Kevin Smith and Rick Watt.
IMCA Modified heat wins were claimed by Kevin Smith and Nicole Spaulding. 
In the companion IMCA Hobby Stock feature Marc Minutolo took full advantage of his outside pole position starting spot, jump into the lead, hold off a determined pack of hard chargers and pick up his second win of the 2020 campaign.  The two time and defending Hobby Stock Track Champion had the field covered from start to finish as he led all twenty laps, but the race that kept everyone’s attention was from second on back as first time competitor on the season, Jack Ayers, Jeremy Trank, Justin Eldredge and Bruce Kinner were the show.  With three- time feature winner, Wayne Ellison finding mechanical problems and loosing a couple laps he was out of the picture thus setting the stage for perhaps a new face to find victory lane.  However, Minutolo was the class of the field as he cruised to the win with Trank getting past Ayers late in the race to claim the runner-up spot.  For veteran driver, Ayers who has competed in numerous different classes at the Outlaw Speedway throughout his career it was a hard fought third place run as he was able to hold off Justin Eldredge and Bruce Kinner who completed the top five finishers.
Hobby Stock heats went to Trank and Ayers.
The Mighty 4 Cylinders were the last feature on the night and Bob Doolittle used a power move at the drop of the opening green flag to move from third row starting position to gain the lead before the pack had even exited turn two.  From their Doolittle was not to be denied his second feature win of the season after an opening night victory as he led all twenty laps.  Shawn Bunn has been on a mission winning the last three feature events and once he cleared traffic set his sights on the high -flying Doolittle.  Bunn drew the ninth starting position and methodically worked his way past several quality machines before getting to the second spot and with still several laps remaining looked poised to make it four wins in a row.  But Doolittle had other plans and kicked his machine into overdrive and rode home for the win by a couple car lengths over Bunn.  The Lehman Father/Son duo were once again in full flight with son Scott Jr. taking the third spot in his Front Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder as he held off first time competitor, JJ Kriedler who came from tenth to finish fourth as he was able to hold off the elder Lehman Sr. who crossed the line in fifth.
4 Cylinder heats were won by Lee Fritz and Scott Lehman Jr. 
The opening night feature event saw the Winner’s Circle Deli Bandits taking to the Outlaw Speedway and in dominating fashion, Blake Parsons was able to beat the undefeated Ethan Decker to claim his first feature win of the year.
Congratulations again to all competitors.
Coming up next Friday, July 10 at the Outlaw Speedway it will once again be a Super 7 Show featuring all the regular weekly classes. As of this writing unless something changes as per Governor Cuomo’s directive the grandstands will remain closed, however pit admission is available as well as Pay Per View on Dirt Track Digest.TV.
To stay abreast of the ever changing schedule of events simply follow along on
For a current listing of the points as well as all other valuable information pertaining to the track go to


Heats.  Matt Sheppard, Cory Costa, Jordan Siri.
30 lap feature.  Matt Sheppard (4), Danny Johnson, Justin Wright, Tyler Siri, Jordan Siri, Alan Johnson, Derrick Podsaidlo, Ron Cartwright Jr., Eldon Payne, Brad Weaver, Cory Costa, Brian Swarthout, Ed Lawrence, Jim LaRock, Kenny Hammond, Matt Cole, Steve Paine, Lance Dusett, Greg Birosh, Brady Fultz, Kyle Coffey, Chris Ostrowski. 

Heats.  Ajay Potrzebowski, Karl Comfort, Lance Erwin.
25 lap feature.  Ajay Potrzebowski (2), Karl Comfort, Alex Payne, Zach Sobotka, Chris Fisher, Tommy Collins Jr., Troy Sperring, Travis Grover, Kaiden Dgien, Chris Silvers, Will Shields, Dale Welty, Billy Paine, Doug Kline, Bryan Rhodes, Dean Loughlin, Doug Smith, Justin Schenck, Lance Erwin, Eric Grise. 

Heats. Zach Sobotka, AJ Lloyd, Travis Grover.
25 lap feature.  Zach Sobotka (2), Alex Payne, Tommy Collins Jr., Travis Grover, Zach George, Brett Buono, Stacy Jackson, Tim Guild, JT Sperring, Emmitt Waldron, Wade Chrisman, Will Shields, Dalton Martin, Bryan Rhodes, Todd Hayward, Brett Baldwin, Dean Laughlin, Tony Velez,  AJ Lloyd, Lorielie Swarthout, Tommy Paine. 

Heats.  Glen Whritenour, Jake Karlnoski. 
20 lap feature.  Glen Whritenour (2), Jake Karlnoski, Aksel Jensen, Jared Hill, Shawn Boyton, Adam Depuy, John Burritt, CJ Guererri, Jeremy Potrzebowski, James Kreidler III, Aaron Miller, Mike Wonderling, Zach Teed, John Carpenter.  DNS Bob Buono.

IMCA MODIFIEDS.  (10 cars)
Heats.  Kevin Smith, Nicole Spaulding.
20 lap feature. Brad Smith, Trey Palmer, Nichole Spaulding, Kevin Smith, Rick Watt, Rodney Morgan, Jeff Austin, Rich Karlnoski, Bumps Scutt, Carl Sparky Hills

Heats.  Jeremy Trank, Jack Ayers.
20 lap feature.  Marc Minutolo (2), Jeremy Trank, Jack Ayers, Justin Eldredge, Bruce Kinner, Joshua Oles, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Brian Austin, Amber Pierce, Allison Pierce, Wayne Ellison, Dan Smart, Jason Clugstone, Nick Stark.  DNS, Kenny Hunt.

4 CYLINDERS.   (15 cars)
Heats.  Lee Fritz, Scott Lehman Jr.
20 lap feature.  Bob Doolittle (2), Jeremy Bunn, Scott Lehman Jr., JJ Kriedler, Scott Lehman, Jayson Smart, Lee Fritz, Matt Irwin, Brian Scouten, Robert Decker, Eric Stinson, Ray Hyer, Derrick Evans, Desi Force, Kenneth Evans III.
Feature.  Blake Parsons. 

Weedsport Kartway’s Super Kart Series Opens on July 12

WEEDSPORT, NY (July 2, 2020) – Weedsport Kartway’s Super Kart Series will open on Sunday, July 12, featuring eight point classes as well as a $250 to win PRO Jr. Unrestricted main and a $1,000 to win PRO Clone 360 special.

The Super Kart Series opener comes just two weeks following a special non-point Summer Fun Run at Weedsport, which saw multiple competitors in action.  Now, points will be on the line with leather jackets once again up for grabs for all series champions.

Pre-Registration is now open through the Tickets tab at  Pre-Entry fees for point classes are $40 with Pre-Entry for PRO Jr. Unrestricted set at $50 and PRO Clone 360 set at $65.

Pre-Registration closes on Saturday, July 11 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

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, July 12 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

For Weedsport Speedway news and schedule information visit

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, July 12
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

Proof of age required for Junior classes.
AKRA engine guidelines.
Small pipe, drum clutch for Junior classes (Jr. Unrestricted open clutch, big pipe)
Big pipe, open clutch for Senior classes.
Burris 33a tire rule for all classes.
One-Way Radio is mandatory - 454.0000.
AMB transponders required to be scored.

No Intermission until after time trials.

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

Time Trial Order (2-laps):
- Jr. Unrestricted
- Clone Heavy (16-Lock In)
- Jr. Purple Clone
- Jr. Red Clone
- Jr. Blue Clone
- Clone Light (16-Lock In)
- Clone Super Heavy (16-Lock In)
- Jr. Green Clone
- PRO Jr. Unrestricted (14-Lock In)
- 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

Pencils Down Showdown A-Mains
- Jr. Unrestricted A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 15 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)
- Jr. Blue Clone A-Main (20-laps, 20-minutes | 13 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 Jr. Unrestricted A-Main (25-laps | 16 karts | $250 to win)
- PRO Clone 360 (30-laps | 20 karts | $1,000 to win)

Racing Concludes by 5 p.m.

Pencils Down Showdown Purse Breakdown
PRO Clone 360 – 25 kart minimum payout
1st - $1,000*, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200, 5th - $100
* - Winner’s share guaranteed | 25-kart minimum for Top 5 purse, otherwise 70% 2-5

PRO Jr. Unrestricted – 15 kart minimum payout
1st - $250*, 2nd - $175, 3rd - $100, 4th - $75, 5th - $50
* - Winner’s share guaranteed | 15-kart minimum for Top 5 purse, otherwise 70% 2-5

Pencils Down Showdown Entry Info
Points Classes:
$40 Pre-Regisitration
$50 Day Of

PRO Clone 360 (Must also run (1) Point class):
$65 Pre-Registration
$75 Day Of

PRO Jr. Unrestricted (Must also run Unrestricted Point class):
$50 Pre-Registration
$60 Day Of

Non-Driver Pit Passes

Non-Member Driver Pit Pass

Member Driver Pit Pass



BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 7, 2020 . . . Veteran Modified stock car racing talent Doug Manmiller tops the standings in the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Modified point standings at Grandview Speedway with 576 tallies. Manmiller is looking for his first championship at the Berks County clay oval where he has visited victory lane 28 times.

Brian Hirthler, Sportsman champion in 2017, is looking to add a second title as he leads the early season T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman standings with 477 counters.

Both Manmiller and Hirthler will be looking to improve on their record as they take part in the Saturday, July 11th doubleheader featuring the Modifieds and Sportsman.

Second in the Modified standings is 10-time champion Craig Von Dohren who has racked up 108 career wins at his home track. The last time Von Dohren won a title was in 2017. Von Dohren is just six points behind Manmiller. Jared Umbenhauer holds down third with 566 points. Defending Modified champion Duane Howard sits fourth in the early season point battle with 548 points and Brett Kressley is fifth with 489 counters.

Sitting second in the Sportsman standings is Jack Butler, the winner of the first point race of the season, with 446 points. Mark Kemmerer is third having earned 443 points. Fourth spot is held by veteran Ryan Beltz with 423 tallies followed by defending Sportsman titleholder Brad Brightbill who has earned 399 points in the first two point events of the season.

Saturday’s doubleheader of Modifieds and Sportsman will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

The United Racing Club Sprinters will top the program on Saturday, July 18th, for their only appearance of the season. Making it a tripleheader show will be the Modifieds and Sportsman, part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Adult admission will be $25 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free. As is the norm for Saturday night racing action will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying home.

Additional information on racing at Grandview Speedway can be found at, Facebook, or telephone 610.754.7688



1. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 576

2. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 570*

3. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 566

4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 548

5. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 489

6. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 479

7. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 434

8. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA    #74W 423

9. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA   #99 422

10. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 405

11. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78 374

12. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 372

13. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 337

14. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 319

15. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 297

16. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 278

17. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 276

18. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 249

19. Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA #22 230

20. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 226

21. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 220

22. T J Lilly, Pen Argyl, PA #17L 217

23. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 200

24. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA   #61 154

25. Ray Swinehart, Boyertown, PA   #33 153

26. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #65 130

27. Ron Meyers, Coatesville,PA #18 130

28. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 128

29. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7B 100

30. Carroll Hine III, Reading, PA #114 99



1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 477

2. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 466*

3. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 443

4. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 423

5. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 399

6. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 397

7. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #27 388

8. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 336

9. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A 326

10. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 306

11. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 250

12. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 230

13. Jimmy Leiby, Milford, NJ #9L 220

14. Brett Gilmore, Kutztown, PA #7 207

15. Jesse Landis Gilbertsville, PA #973 199

16. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 192

17. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 178

18. B J Joly, Oley, PA #924 174

19. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 146

20. Cole Stangle, Readington, NJ  #20C 135

21. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11 129

22. Doug Snyder, Unknown #69S 128

23. Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 109

24. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 105

25. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 100


BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 5, 2020 . . . Brad Arnold and Brian Hirthler were rubbing wheels and trading paint as they came in for the checkered on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, but it was Arnold that came out victorious to win his first Firecracker 40-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature for a $2,000 payday.

Courteous of Jim and Missy Bowman 3 Sportsman drivers received American Racer right rear SD-48 tires. Parker Guldin received one for being the first driver to get a right rear flat, Brad Brightbill was another recipient since his 10th place finish was the highest finisher that qualified through the consi and a random draw for second through fifth-place finisher went to fourth place finisher Mark Kemmerer. W*T*Fans (We The Fans) awarded Jimmy Leiby $150 for being the highest crate engine finisher and he also received the weekly award of $100 from the track giving him $250 in bonus bucks.

The TP Trailers Modified NASCAR Advance Auto Parts event saw Brian Hirthler end his winless streak by a comfortable margin over runner-up Jared Umbenhauer to collect his first win of the season. The last time Hirthler stood in the Modified victory lane was April 8, 2017.

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 Jimmy Leiby and Brian Hirthler.

Rookie racer and polesitter Decker Swinehart grabbed the early lead in the Firecracker 40 trailed by Jimmy Leiby, Mike Mammana, Derrick Smith and Ryan Beltz.

Swinehart had a slight edge built up over his fellow competitors, but by the tenth lap Leiby erased the margin to challenge him.

The lead changed hands on the 11th lap when Leiby moved to the head of the pack.

While Leiby set the pace, Swinehart, Smith, Arnold and Parker Guldin jockeyed for the remaining positions.

Guldin brought out the first yellow when he stopped in the second turn. Leiby was still in the lead when action resumed, but now Arnold advanced to second to challenge him with Hirthler right on his bumper.

A second turn tangle between John McGovern and Nate Mohr on the 21st lap caused the next caution. On the restart Arnold shot to the outside and into the lead. At the same time Ryan Beltz took over the runner-up spot.

Within no time Arnold had a sizeable lead built up, but that was erased when the red flag had to be thrown after early leader Swinehart flipped in the first turn. He was uninjured, but the car sustained heavy damage. When the race resumed Beltz briefly got the edge on Arnold as the pair raced side-by-side, but when the lap counted it was Arnold still in first.

The race for second soon developed into a heated battle between Beltz, Brian Hirthler and Kenny Gilmore with neither one giving up while Mark Kemmerer held down fifth in hopes of advancing a position.

Gilmore’s solid fourth place run ended on the 36th lap when he pulled into the infield out of contention.

With two laps remaining, a tire came off of Lex Shive’s car bringing him to an abrupt halt in turn two for the final yellow. On the single file restart with Arnold first and now Hirthler second, Arnold wasted no time keeping the Esterly Concrete sponsored mount first, but Hirthler stayed right with him trying to gain control.

Coming in for the checkered Arnold and Hirthler were making contact since Hirthler wanted to make things interesting. Arnold was determined to win and never lifted until he pulled into the winner’s circle for his sixth career win with Hirthler right on his bumper for a close second. Following the pair across were Beltz, Kemmerer and Kyle Lilick. Sixth through tenth were Jimmy Leiby, Kyle Smith, last week’s feature winner Jack Butler, Ryan Higgs and Brad Brightbill.

Heat winners were Lilick, Mike Mammana and Jimmy Leiby. K. Gilmore won the consi.

Before the first lap of the Modified feature could be recorded leader Ron Myers spun right in front of the 28-car starting grid causing a nine car tangle. Dylan Swinehart and Eric Biehn were eliminated while the others could rejoin the action at the back of the pack after several made pit stops. Hirthler, who didn’t even qualify for last week’s show, luckily avoided being involved and inherited the lead and wasted no time keeping the Green Lane/Wm Penn, Whitetail Disposal No. 117 first followed by Ryan Grim, Ray Swinehart, Craig Whitmoyer and Jared Umbenhauer.

Swinehart, who had fallen back to seventh, spun in turn four on the seventh lap for another yellow. It was still Hirthler showing the way on the restart with Umbenhauer, Grim, Doug Manmiller and Whitmoyer in tow.

Positions were constantly changing behind Hirthler who increased the distance between himself and his fellow competitors and chasing him down by lap 20 were Umbenhauer, Manmiller, Tim Buckwalter and Whitmoyer. Trying to get into the top five was Craig Von Dohren, who was involved in the first lap incident and he succeeded in two laps to go.

Hirthler kept his rapid momentum, until the drop of the checkered to chalk up his 13th career win. Narrowly posting his season best finish at the line was Umbenhauer followed by Manmiller, for the second week in a row; Buckwalter and Von Dohren. Rounding out the top ten were Whitmoyer, Duane Howard, Brett Kressley, R. Grim and Louden Reimert.

Myers, Howard and Umbenhauer won the heats. The consi was won by Von Dohren.

Coming up at Grandview on Saturday, July 11th is another excitement filled doubleheader featuring the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman, both part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Series. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 and those under 12 are admitted free.

URC Sprints join the Modifieds and Sportsman for a giant tripleheader card of racing action on Saturday, July 18th.


T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (40-laps): 1. Brad Arnold, 2. Brian Hirthler, 3. Ryan Beltz, 4. Mark Kemmerer, 5. Kyle Lilick, 6. Jimmy Leiby, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Ryan Higgs, 10. Brad Brightbill, 11. Chris Esposito, 12. Nate Brinker, 13. Col Stangle, 14. B.J. Joly, 15. Lex Shive, 16. Kenny Gilmore 17. Decker Swinehart, 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. John McGovern, 20. Derrick Smith, 21. Parker Guldin, 22. Tom Miller, 23. Dean Bachman, 24. Mike Mammana. DNQ: Ryan Laise, Kenny Bock, Mark Gaugler, Beau Drobot, Jesse Leiby, Bryan Rhoads, Matt Brooke, Nick Faust./L

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Kevin Hirthler, 2. Jared Umbenhauer, 3. Doug Manmiller, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Craig Von Dohren, 6. Craig Whitmoyer, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Brett Kressley, 9. Ryan Grim, 10. Louden Reimert, 11. Rick Laubach, 12. Briggs Danner, 13. John Willman, 14. Dan Waisempacher, 15. T. J. Lilly, 16. Mike Lisowski, 17. Ryan Lilick, 18. Ron Kline, 919. Richie Hitzler, 20. Ron Myers, 21. Brett Gilmore, 22. Jeff Strunk, 24 Carroll Hine III, 25. Clay Butler, 26. Ray Swinehart, 27. Brad Grim, 28. Eric Biehn. DNQ: Mark Levy, Joe Funk, Justin Grim, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Mark Kratz and Darren Schuler.

Press Releases and Results / The Hill Speedway Results July 3rd
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:40:53 AM »
Space Mountain Fireworks, and The Hill Speedway joined forces to start off the holiday weekend with a great fireworks show, some outstanding givaways and surprises for attending fans, and an exciting night of dirt track racing.
      Keith Jack Lamphere became the first two time winner of the season in the IMCA Style Modified  division, Chad Homan topped the Crate Late Model feature field, and Andrew Collins ended up the winner in the Rear Wheel Drive Four Cylinders.  Rich Talada won a hard fought victory in the Snell Metalfab Crate Sportsman, Doug Stack Jr. continued his winning ways in the Street Stock class, as did Matt Browning in the Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinders, and Mike Morse continued his domination of the Pure Stock division.

      Keith Lamphere led the first two laps of the IMCA style Modified feature,  but after a couple early multi car incidents Keith Jack Lamphere took command and led the way through the long green flag run to the checkered flag. Gary Lamphere settled into the runnerup spot early on, and held off all challenges, but was unable to close in on the leader. Ray McClure turned a ninth place starting spot into a soldid third place finish. Jake Maynard once again escaped the earl mayhem, and crossed under the checkered flag foutrh, with Brad Sites rounding out the top five.
FEATURE FINISH: Keith Jack Lamphere,  Gary Lamphere, Ray McClure, Jake Maynard, Brad Sites, J.W. Lamphere, Mark Griffin, Victor McNeil, Aaron Benjamin, Harry Ely, Keith Lamphere,  Carl Wood, Jason Sullivan.
Heat wins: Keith Lamphere,  Jake Maynard.

      Eight cars made the call for the new Crate Late Model division,  and  Rochester, NY area pilot Chad Homan was again picture perfect in the feature, as he recorded his second main event win in as many attempts the season. First Darrin Horton, then Brian Knowles provided the pressure from second, bu knowles in the end had to settle for second. Steve LaBarron had a solid run to  lock in thr third Spot. Horton crossed the line in fourth, and rookie driver Mike Epply had yet another steady run to fifth place.
FEATURE FINISH: Chad Homan, Brian Knowles, Steve LaBarron, Darin Horton, Mike Epply, Pat Parker, Jared Keeney, Ricky Hunsinger.
Heat win: Chad Homan

      Larry Colton and A.J. Lane were the show in the first half of the  Rear Wheel Drive Four Cylinder feature , with Colton maintaining command for thirteen laps. Lane powered into the top spot, but just three laps later, he slowed on the back straight and coasted to a stop. Colton regained control, but an incident in turn 4 sent him pitside for repairs a lap later. Trevor Belcher took over the top spot, and led the way to the checkered flag, but post race inspection took away the win. Andrew Collins was moved up to the top spot, with Mike Navone second. Colton returned to action to get third, Brett Gleason was fourth and Lane was credited  with fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Andrew Collins,  Mike Navone , Larry Collton, Brett Gleason, A.J. Lane, Dave Decker Jr., Trevor Belcher (DQ)
Heat win: A.J. Lane

      Braden Buchanan held the lead for the first four laps but Joe Gurestella, Isabel Baron, and Rich Talada powered by and the battle was on for the top spot.  Dalton Maynard joined that group by the mid-point. Tadala pulled alongside Gurastella on numerous occasions, and finally took over the lead with six laps remaining. Matt Brewer made his presence felt in the closing laps, taking over fourth on lap 15, and sliding into third on the final lap. At the finish, Talada recorded his fourth win of the season, with Gurastella settling for second, and Brewer third. Maynard held off Isabel Baron for fourth.
FEATURE FINISH: Rich Talada, Joe Gurastella,  Matt Brewer, Dalton Maynard, Isabel Baron, Jason Bejamin, Quentin Buchanan,  Geoff Powell, Kinser Hill, Rich Powell, Braden Buchcannan, Erik Reese Jr, Harold Heskill, Mike Mondak, Tony Harris, Kenny Benjamin Jr.
Heat wins: Braden Buchanan, Isabel Baron.

      Lou Sharpsteen set the pace early on in the Street Stock main event. Earl Zimmer took over the top spot on the seventh circuit, with Doug Stack Jr. charging to the lead on lap eight. Sharpsteen held on  to third through the half way point, but Dustin Maynard took that spot on lap twelve. Zimmer tried every line he could, but followed Stack across the finish in second. Maynerd held on for third,  with  Mike Koser fourth.  Bobby Maynard rounded out the top five.
FEATURE FINISH: Doug Stack Jr,  Earl Zimmer,  Dustin Maynard,  Mike Koser,  Bobby Maynard,  Abe Romanick, Jakub Ingham, Dan Force, Oliver Gage, Lou Sharpsteen, Thomas Moon, Howard Bailey,  Frank Chapman, Trevor Williams, Tyler Belcher, Doug Stack Sr.
Heat wins: Doug Stack Jr. , Miike Koser.

      Greg McKernan, Mike Wilcox and Greg Slater debated the top spot in the Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinder feature but Matt Browning was on the move from his seventh place starting spot and  joined the battle at the fromt by the fourth lap. Browning was finally able to take control on the thirteenth lap and drove to his fourth feature win of the season. McKernan  stayed close throughout,  but had to settle for a runnerup finish, with Owen Clark taking third.  Slater hung on for fourth and Wilcox finished fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Matt Browning, Greg McKernan,  Owen Clark,  Greg Slater,  Mike Wilcox,  John Maynard, Kenny Benjamin, Jake Lamphere,  Steve Castle,  Gavin Maryott,  Dakota Decker, Adam Delgrosso, Josh Bailey, Drayton Smith, Brett. Neally.

       The final feature of the night was the Pure Stocks, and Bobby Maynard and Cole Burgess brought the field to green. Maynard quickly took control. Mike Morse squeezed by for the lead on th fifth lap, as Maynard dropped from contentiom.  As Morse pulled away, the battle for second incleded five cars. For much of the remainder of the event. Burgess, held on for second, with Dalton Decker recording third, and Kevin Garland crossing the finish line in fourth. Mike Chilson rounded out the top five.
FEATURE FINISH: Mike Morse,  Cole Burgess,  Dalton Decker, Kevin Garland,  Mike Chilsin, Rick Sinsebaugh, Bobby Maynard, Casey McPherson,  Stan Mathews.
      The Hill Speedway swings into action next Friday night with a full schedule for all seven divisions. Pit and spectator gates open at 5pm, with practice at 6:30, and racing scheduled to get the green flag at 7:00.
     The Hill Speedway hosts dirt track auto racing from Spring through the end of August. Unique in that it has no grandstands, fan viewing and family grouping is accomplished with blankets and portable chairs on a manicured hillside overlooking the track. Additional viewing is provided from turn four around to turn two with parking spots overlooking the raceway where fans can enjoy their own tailgate parties from there vehicle. Those spots are available on a nightly or seasonal basis for a nominal fee.
     The Hill is located just a couple miles from Rt. 414, at the intersection of Dunn Hill Road and Banks Road, in Monroeton,  PA.
     Check us out on our website or Facebook page, load up your appetite and your lawn chairs, and come get your Thrill on The Hill!

Paced by pole winner Guererri, the 31-car field took chief starter Scott Hixson's opening green flag yet early contact sent Frank Guererri Jr. off the track high in turn two before a single lap could be scored. Two laps later hard luck driver Garrison Krentz got airborne exiting the second corner before getting tapped from behind and collecting Torrey Stoughtenger in the aftermath. And in just two more laps, the red lights were turned on after a turn one tangle left Rick Martin resting battered on his side with Ryan Dolbear sitting wedged in between as Ray Bliss, Andrew Jacobson and Stoughtenger waited for assistance from the safety crew.

The field realigned for a lap five restart with Guererri and Root racing ahead of Kevin Ridley, Mike Fowler and Zach Sobotka in his quest for a third consecutive checkered flag at LOLR. Two more caution flags flew for minor mishaps and at the midway point 15th starting Kane Bristol cracked the Top-5 for the first time, disposing of Fowler on lap 17 to set his sights on the trio of Guererri, Root and Ridley.

Full-fledge Sportsman rookie Sam Hoxie spun alone between turns three and four to force out the fifth and final yellow with five laps still to go.

Shadowing leader Guererri most of the way at the same time deflecting constant bids by Ridley, reigning track points king Root finally dove under for the lead on lap 21 when Guererri got caught high rounding turns three and four. Failing to let off the gas pedal entering the first corner, Guererri blasted high in turns one and two before switching back low in three and four to regain the top spot the next time around.

Three laps later Guererri found himself in victory lane for the third time this season alongside his #12G Tradition Automotive Group-Product 9-Mohawk Northeast/Bicknell mount, scoring the narrow win over Root, Ridley, Bristol and Brian Fish while 10th starting Sobotka crossed the line sixth.

“My car just didn't really want to go anywhere, it was just so tight,” said Guererri, now with nine career Sportsman victories at LOLR since 2015. “I felt better at the top in one and two, figured if anybody was gonna pass me they'd have to go underneath because I wasn't that good down there.”

“Turns three and four, I didn't even know where else to try and run. Then I saw (Root) stick his nose down there and he drove by going into one. Figured if I got a run off two I would need to get back to the bottom in three and four. This car has been super good. Got a lot of good people behind me but we've all got heavy hearts with Andy passing away. Its a huge loss for the racing sport,” added Guererri, reflecting on the recent death of Andy Phelps, father of veteran Big-Block racer Jimmy Phelps, who finished 13th on Thursday night.

In pre-race ceremonies a moment of silence was paid in memory of Central New York patriarch Phelps, a former driver, mechanic and long-time car owner. His first Late Model stock car carried the #99 which remained a constant in the family with brother Roger and then son Jimmy showcasing it in the Modified ranks in the late 1980s, 90s and into the newest millennium.

With the purchase of Weedsport Speedway in 2013 by Al Heinke, Andy was also named managing partner for the track, overseeing much of the day-to-day and race day operation of the track.

Special thanks to group leader Rodney Dutton in attendance Thursday spearheading involvement by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #4 out of Canandaigua, this week's 50/50 raffle drawing beneficiary. A link to the Facebook page is

Land Of Legends Raceway staff and racers take off the Fourth of July holiday before the fairgrounds returns to action July 11. The mighty Pepsi Modifieds headline the first 'Saturday Spectacular' of the month in Canandaigua and are joined by a full card of Speed Connection Sportsman, MEM 305 Sprint, Street Stock and Hobby Stock racing with qualifiers going green at 7:00pm.

Double points are on the line in all five weekly divisions for the Mid-Season Championships slated for July 18 while the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series takes center stage Wed. July 22 for the 'Liberty 100' along with a second division to be determined.

Grandstand attendance will continue to be permitted as fans are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention(CDC) guidelines for social distancing that are currently in place. Facial coverings must be worn when an individual can not maintain 6' social distancing (i.e. in line at concessions, restroom, etc.) although they are not required for anyone holding a medical exemption. Be respectful and please do not attend any racing event if not feeling well.

LIVE video coverage remains available for all events on for those fans choosing to enjoy the show from their own home. Get your Land of Legends raceday pass today by downloading the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play or
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As the 57th season of motorsports continues to unfold, be sure to follow the point standings and breaking news online by visiting To discuss marketing opportunities available at the track in 2020, please contact LOLR GM Greg Emerson via e-mail

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 – July 2, 2020
SuperGen Products presents Thursday Spectacular
Pepsi Big-Block Modified
*Feature (35 laps): 1. 99L-Larry Wight ($2,500), 2. 25-Erick Rudolph, 3. 3-Justin Haers, 4. m1-Dave Marcuccilli, 5. 7f-Matt Farnham, 6. 12x-Dillon Groover, 7. 23-Kyle Coffey, 8. 14j-Alan Johnson, 9. 19w-Justin Wright, 10. 19-Tim Fuller, 11. 42p-Pat Ward, 12. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 13. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 14. 33j-Robbie Johnston III, 15. 11j-James Sweeting, 16. 2020-Tyler Trump, 17. 77-Lance Dusett, 18. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr., 19. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 20. 16b-Alan Barker, 21. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 22. 63-Adam Roberts, 23. 21x-Eric Williams, 24. 82-Ryan Susice, 25. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Roberts, Rudolph, A.Johnson, Coffey, Phelps, Susice, Ward, Sweeting, Podsiadlo.
#2: Fuller, Wright, Marcuccilli, Farnham, Trump, Johnston, Dusett, Williams.
#3: Wight, Haers, Groover, Brachmann, Barker, Tegg, Payne, D.Johnson.

Speed Connection Sportsman Modified
*Feature (25 laps): 1. 12g-Matt Guererri ($1,000), 2. 34-Kevin Root, 3. 20x-Kevin Ridley, 4. 31-Kane Bristol, 5. 27-Brian Fish, 6. 38-Zach Sobotka, 7. 7z-Zach Payne, 8. 132-Dalton Martin, 9. 25g-Nick Guererri, 10. 56-Garrison Krentz, 11. 1-Andrew Smith, 12. 80x-Zachary George, 13. 11n-Ricky Newton, 14. 117jr.-C.J. Castelletti, 15. 32-Ryan Shanahan, 16. 61-Andrew Jacobson, 17. 9-Tim Baker, 18. 1f-A.J. Lloyd, 19. 4-Emmett Waldron, 20. 7s-Torrey  Stoughtenger, 21. 00-Sam Hoxie, 22. 2-Loren Lincoln, 23. 410-Mike Fowler, 24. 70a-Alex Payne, 25. 04-Greg Years, 26. 35-Nick Cooper, 27. 2k-Anthony Kimble, 28. 113jr.-Frank Guererri Jr., 29. 31b-Ryan Dolbear, 30. 92-Rick Martin, 31. 27z-Ray Bliss.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: M.Guererri, Jacobson, D.Martin, N.Guererri, George, Krentz, Kimble, Stoughtenger.
#2: Lloyd, Hoxie, Fowler, Cooper, Shanahan, Dolbear, R.Martin, Years.
#3: Sobotka, Z.Payne, Ridley, Bristol, Baker, Waldron, A.Payne, Bliss.
#4: Root, Fish, Smith, Castelletti, F.Guererri, Lincoln, Newton.
Consolation (8 laps)
#1: Krentz, Waldron, Kimble, Stoughtenger, Newton, Dolbear, Lincoln, A.Payne, Bliss, R.Newton, Years.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday Spectacular, July 11 @ 7pm; Big-Block Modified/Sportsman/305 Sprint/Street Stock/Hobby Stock.

Wight & Guererri Thrill LIVE Grandstand Audience In Mid-Week Doubleheader
Fans flock to fairgrounds for first time in Thursday Spectacular at Land Of Legends Raceway

*Larry Wight (#99) action photo attachment by Don Romeo

Canandaigua, NY – July 2, 2020 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR

Larry Wight returned to victory lane at Land Of Legends Raceway. So did Matt Guererri. And so did hundreds of rabid race fans as revolving restrictions put in place at race tracks since April due to the coronavirus were loosened just in time for the first full month of summer to begin.

The 'Thursday Spectacular' on July 2 was just that as an excellent crowd turned out considering the on-going pandemic, and a pits full of open-wheel racers responded with another action-packed show at the storied Ontario County Fairgrounds oval.

Openly choked up by the support shown on both sides of the fence, LOLR Promoter Paul Cole kicked off the program by thanking those fans in attendance for their patience and told them to get ready for some 'throttle therapy' before the roar from revving engines brought the crowd to its feet in anticipation of the first green flag.

The racers did the rest as Wight made a daring move to wrestle the lead from Erick Rudolph en route to a convincing 35-lap Pepsi Big-Block Modified win and Guererri staved off every challenge thrown his way from weekly rival Kevin Root to triumph in the caution-riddled 25-lap Speed Connection Sportsman finale.

“Having Erick start up front like that, he was able to get that early jump,” remarked Wight, now with four checkered flags in six attempts this year in Canandaigua. Until 2020, his only victory came three years ago in an Empire Super Sprint A-Main.

“I tried pulling a slider on him that one time and thought there was a little bit more cushion to hold me but there wasn't anything to hold that right rear (tire) so I stood off. But I was able to chase him down. Think I was a little bit better to keep it tighter to the bottom in turns three and four, and all it took was that one time when he slipped up,” noted Wight from Phoenix NY, after collecting the $2,500 paycheck in front of a most appreciative crowd that until Thursday could only view his exploits on Land of Legends TV. Tonight seeing was certainly believing.

Rudolph (started 2nd) and Wight (3rd) surrounded pole-sitter Adam Roberts to kick off the feature after the Top-4 heat race qualifiers redrew for starting positions. The lead duo wasted little time pulling away from the remaining 23 cars, with Sportsman graduate Dave Marcuccilli, second-generation standout Kyle Coffey and Justin Haers filling out the front-five. The order stayed intact early on before Matt Farnham and Dillon Groover made their presence known in the first third of the race.

After reaching traffic on lap 10, the leaders continued to weave their way around the tricky half-miler running both inside and out. Wight finally slid under Rudolph for the first time low in turn one on lap 12 but Rudolph regained the top spot immediately after as Wight drifted high off the track in turn two to drop back almost a dozen car-lengths.

Undaunted by his initial attempt to move to the point, 'Lightning Larry' quickly regrouped and when Rudolph went slightly wide in turns three and four he suddenly bolted underneath to forge the lone lead change as the scoreboard flashed 20 laps complete. Despite Ryan Susice ---making a rare appearance in Wally Wade's no. 82 Bicknell machine--- losing power at the end of the front chute three laps later to incur a brief second caution period, Wight was able to build a comfortable advantage of more than 2.0-sec. back under green.

Haers was the biggest benefactor on the final lap 23 restart as he blasted from fifth to third passing both Marcuccilli and Coffey in the dash. As the laps dwindled, the leaders once again stretched their advantage while Farnham and Groover continued to battle for Top-5 spots. At the wire, Rudolph was able to close within three car-lengths as Haers settled for third ahead of Marcuccilli and Farnham.

While crossing the scales just two pounds over the 2500 minimum after last week's caution-infested affair, there were no sour grapes in wine country on Thursday as his potent #99L FX Caprara Honda-Tracey Road Equipment/Bicknell entry weighed 2550 in the customary post-race procedure.

“I saw Kevin (Root) try to make it work up there high in three and four in the Sportsman race before I got in the car for our feature,” Wight said. “Thought he was gonna make something work up high so I went up there and tried it but by the time we got out here there wasn't enough brown to hold the car.”

“I saw Erick hit that hole and he slid up so I had enough traction to gas it up and get it in there. Don't think we've ever been able to go away from our hometrack and have this kind of a streak, so hopefully we can keep it rolling here. Have to thank everybody for supporting us in this crazy time, especially my mom and dad for everything they do for the sport,” added Wight, appropriately acknowledging his parents John & Laura Wight, owners of both Brewerton and Fulton speedways.

With show-up points on the line for both divisions in the holiday special, the fireworks started early during the 25-lap Sportsman finale. After last Saturday's 30-lap DIRTcar Series feature ran off caution-free, four yellows and a red flag slowed the action even before the halfway mark.

“Don't think I've ever been happier to see fans out here, these last six weeks sucked without them here,” beamed Guererri, from Waterloo, on the heals of a division-high third triumph of 2020 after going winless all last season. “To see all the people back in the stands is awesome. Gave me goosebumps just hearing the 'start your engines' command and having the crowd get into it. I missed that.”

Alex Payne bags first ever in American Racer Sportsman.  Rodney Morgan remains undefeated in IMCA Mods.  Wayne Ellison three out of four in IMCA Hobby Stocks. Tommy Collins Jr. goes back to back in Hoosier Tire Sportsman.  Jeremy Bunn makes it a three peat in 4 Cylinder’s and Jake Karlnoski bags first Street Stock Feature of 2020. Decker wins again in youth Bandit Division. 
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.  Outlaw Speedway PR Director
(Dundee, NY) A late schedule change found the Outlaw Speedway opening for racing on Friday, June 26 as the track was originally set to remain silent due to local high school graduations.  However, with the COVID 19 Pandemic changing area school’s graduation protocol, track owner, Tyler Siri decided to race and in doing so it paid big dividends.  With spectacular summer like weather and perhaps the best racing surface of the year, the Outlaw Speedway again played host to pit only admission with no fans in the stands for the fourth consecutive week.  Viewers were able to watch all the action on Dirt Track Digest TV pay per view. 
A Regular Super 7 Show was on the card with the cream of the crop once again finding their way into victory lane in several of the track’s weekly classes.  After last week’s afternoon rainstorm which forced a late start in the action, perfect weather allowed for racing to get underway at the scheduled start time and a season high 110 cars registered for race action.
In the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modified Division the largest car count of the season found some twenty-one machines taking the opening green flag with front row starters Jordan Siri and Jim LaRock bringing the field to the opening green flag.  LaRock and Siri would show the way in the early going as a caution flag on lap three sent both Kyle Coffey and Matt Sheppard to the hot pit area as both would return to the speedway.  On the ensuing green LaRock would lead as Sheppard was mowing the field down and was up to fifth spot by lap eight. Sheppard then passed Eric Rudolph for second by lap thirteen and then disposed of LaRock shortly thereafter.  Once out in front, Super Matt put his potent 9s machine on cruise control and rode to his third straight win of the 2020 season.  From second place on back a tremendous battle was raging between LaRock, Rudolph, a hard charging Danny Johnson and Ron Cartwright Jr. as the smooth, tacky 4/10 of a mile was remaining fast.  A quick caution on lap nineteen would tighten the field and with only eleven laps remaining The Doctor, Danny Johnson was starting to show his muscle as he passed both Rudolph and LaRock and was now into the runner up spot.  However, Sheppard had a full straight a way lead and it was to much for The Doctor to overcome as he settled for a well-deserved second place finish after starting ninth on the opening grid. Eric Rudolph was able to clear Jim LaRock to finish out the top three podium finishers. LaRock capped off a great run by finishing fourth, but it was many time Track Champion, The Hurricane Steve Paine putting on the drive of the night.  Paine, who started outside the ninth row methodically worked his way thru a star-studded field and rounded out the top five finishers.  The heartbreak story of the event had to be Ron Cartwright Jr. who once again showed great speed only to have a mechanical issue crop up late in the event ending another sure top five finish.  For Sheppard it makes a runner-up finish on opening night to winner, AJ Slideways, Alan Johnson and now three straight as he appears to once again be the dominant Modified at Outlaw Speedway.
Heat race winners were Danny Johnson, Jordan Siri and Kyle Coffey. 

Over the past few years, Tommy Collins Jr. has been a constant threat in both the American Racer Tire as well as the Hoosier Tire shod Crate Sportsman Divisions.  Thus far in 2020 at Outlaw Speedway Collins has focused his attention strictly on the Hoosier Tire class and it has paid off as he started in spot seven on the opening green flag  and after a spirited battle with then race leader, Stacy Jackson was able to take over the top spot by the mid-way portion of the twenty-five lap feature and from there went on the win his second consecutive feature in a row.  Earlier season Hoosier Tire Sportsman feature winner, Zach Sobotka was again a picture of consistency as he started twelfth and came home for second at the double checkers. Third thru fifth went to a trio of drivers that compete in both the Hoosier Tire and American Racer Tire Divisions as Alex Payne finished third as he was chased across the line by Zach George and last years Hoosier Tire Track Champion,  Will Shields.  Stacy Jackson, who was originally scored third at the finish had his run wiped out as his machine was DQ’d in a post feature event inspection.
Hoosier Tire Sportsman heat wins were claimed by Alex Payne and Tommy Paine who picked up his first checkered flag in his rookie season.
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman Class, a solid field of twenty machines took the opening green flag.  Thus far it has been three different faces in three feature races in the popular Sportsman Division and this night would be no different.  Add third generation pilot and young gun, Alex Payne’s name to an already top-notch list of feature winners including Ajay Potrzebowski, Dale Welty and Zach Sobotka.  Payne started on the pole, led throughout the entire event, was able to withstand several restarts and came home with his first ever feature win at Outlaw.  Payne, who continues to hone his craft by competing weekly in both Sportsman Divisions at the track had all his and his crew’s hard work pay off as the extra seat time has certainly played a part him excelling to the top of his division.  Two additional household names that also compete in both the Hoosier Tire and American Racer Tire Sportsman Divisions including Will Shields and Zach Sobotka chased Payne across the finish line as they finished second and third.  Another pair of second-generation drivers in Billy Paine and Donnie Lawson rounded out the top five finishes.
Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman heat winners included Troy Sperring, Payne and Chris Fisher.
Jeremy Bunn made it three straight feature wins in a row and has staked an early season claim to the 2020, 4 Cylinder Track Title as he was again victorious in the twenty-lap feature event.  Bunn’s ultra- sleek machine has proven to be the car to beat thus far as he cruised to another popular win.  Father, Scott Lehman once again has the family bragging rights as he bested son Scott Lehman Jr. for the runner up spot at the finish as opening night feature winner, Robert Doolittle came home for fourth.  Robert Decker started the event in the seventh row, put on the drive of the night and rounded out the top five finishers in the sixteen-car feature event.
Heat wins went to Ray Hyer and 2017 Track Champion, Mike Stone.

2018 Outlaw Speedway IMCA Modified Track Champion, Rodney Morgan was dethroned last season by Brandon Smith who claimed his first ever track title after years of competing in the division.  With Smith going into semi-retirement this year it left the door wide open for a new track champion and Morgan has stake his claim by once again putting on a dominating performance in winning his fourth straight twenty lap IMCA Modified feature event and with the win remains undefeated on the season.  Veteran driver, Dick in the Dirt Rich Karlnoski rode home for second at the double checkered flags followed by lady driver, Nichole Spaulding who rounded the top three podium finishers.  For Spaulding she again showed great poise in running against her male counter parts as she continues to turn heads in the division.  Rick Watt and ageless veteran, Carl Sparky Hills completed the top five.
The lone IMCA Modified heat was claimed by Kevin Smith.

In the companion IMCA Hobby Stock Division it was once again Wayne Ellison finding victory lane in the thirteen-car field.  After a last place finish the week prior due to mechanical problems, Ellison came storming back this week.  Starting eighth on the grid, Ellison mowed the field apart and claimed his third win in four weeks of action as not only his machine attractive, it runs as good as it looks.  Bruce Kinner had to settle for second at the end as he was chased across the line by other class regulars in Jamie Eldredge Jr., class rookie, Joshua Oles with lady competitor, Amber Pierce bettering her sister, Allison by one spot to claim fifth. 
IMCA Hobby Stock heat wins were picked-up by Jeremy Trank and Marc Minutolo. 

In the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock Division a season high sixteen classy looking machines took to the speedway for their twenty lap A main event.  Like the American Racer Tire Sportsman Division before them, the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks also have no one driver dominating the feature action.  Thus far in 2020 Quinn Sutherland, CJ Guererri and Glen Whritenour have enjoyed victory lane and on this night it would be a fourth new face hitting pay dirt as third generation driver, Jake Karlnoski was finally able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together in bagging his first win of the year and with it matched his lone win of 2019 in the tough class.  Jared Hill and Jake Karlnoski brought the field to the opening green flag and Karlnoski took full advantage of his up front starting spot, stayed in clean air throughout the event and came home with the win as he was followed across the line by last weeks winner and 2017 and 2018 class champion, Glen Whritenour.  Mike Wonderling, making a rare appearance in the Skyler Family Racing 57j, normally piloted by Sutherland started ninth on the opening green flag and put on a great drive to finish third.  CJ Guererri was again a picture of consistency as he rode home for fourth at the finish chased across the line by Jared Hill who rounded the top five.
Stan’s No Tubes heat winners included Whritenour as Jake Karlnoski capped off his perfect night by winning heat race 2. 
In the Winner’s Circle Deli Bandit Division, it was Ethan Decker again finding victory lane as he continues to dominate the youth class.
Congratulations to all competitors.
Up next at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, July 3 tentative plans call for a Regular Super 7 Show as well as the Annual Fireworks Extravaganza.  However, due to recent developments in what was thought to be a re-opening of the facility to race fans it appears like NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo is now pushing that date back to later in the month.  Should the facility NOT be allowed to open the grandstand area, the fireworks program will be set for a later date.
Pit gates for the July 3 program will open at 5:30 with hot laps at 6:30. The first green flag of the night waves at 7:30 pm.  In the event no fans will be allowed in you can always tune in on the Dirt Track Digest TV.  All necessary details can be found on the tracks Facebook account by going to

                                       OUTLAW SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS.   6/26/2020
Heats.  Danny Johnson, Jordan Siri, Kyle Coffey,
30 lap feature.  Matt Sheppard (3), Danny Johnson, Erick Rudolph, Jim LaRock, Steve Paine, Kyle Coffey, Brady Fultz, Eldon Payne, Derrick Podsiadlo, Alan Johnson, Kailee Dimorier, Greg Birosh, Lance Dusett, Jordan Siri, Ron Cartwright Jr., Ed Lawrence, Justin Wright, Billy Shantel, Tyler Siri, Cory Costa, Walt Chyrywaty.   

Heats.  Troy Sperring, Alex Payne, Chris Fisher
25 lap feature.  Alex Payne, Will Shields, Zach Sobotka, Billy Paine, Donnie Lawson, Troy Sperring, Chris Fisher, Dale Welty, Chris Silvers, Doug Smith, Karl Comfort, Cole Youse, Lance Erwin, Bryan Rhodes, Dean Loughlin, Travis Grover, Steve Schrader, Ajay Potrzebowski, Kaiden Dgien, Justin Schenck

Heats.  Alex Payne, Tommy Paine
25 lap feature.  Tommy Collins Jr. (2), Zach Sobotka, Alex Payne, Zach George, Will Shields, JR Sperring, Brett Buono, Travis Grover, AJ Lloyd, Tony Velez, Tommy Paine, Bryan Rhodes, Brett Baldwin. DNS, Tim Guild.   DQ, Stacy Jackson.

Heats.  Glen Whritenour, Jake Karlnoski
20 lap feature.  Jake Karlnoski, Glen Whritenour, Mike Wonderling, CJ Guererri, Jared Hill, Bob Buono, Jeremy Potrzebowski, Jimmy Grant, Lance Albanese, Chuck Winslow, Aksel Jensen, Abe Romanik, Zach Teed, Gene Balmer, Aaron Miller, Mike Wilbur Jr.

IMCA MODIFIEDS.   (9 cars)
Heat. Kevin Smith
20 lap feature. Rodney Morgan (4), Rich Karlnoski, Nichole Spaulding, Rick Watt, Sparky Hills, Brad Smith, Shawn Bruce, Bumps Scutt, Kevin Smith

Heats. Jeremy Trank, Marc Minutolo
20 lap feature.  Wayne Ellison (3), Bruce Kinner, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Joshua Oles, Amber Pierce, Allison Pierce, Justin Eldredge, Jeremy Trank, Jack Ayers, Kenny Hunt, Carl Nichols.  DQ, Casey Wagner, Marc Minutolo

4 CYLINDERS.  (16 cars)
Heats.  Ray Hyer, Mike Stone
20 lap feature.  Jeremy Bunn (3), Scott Lehman, Scott Lehman Jr., Robert Doolittle, Robert Decker, Desi Force, Jayson Smart, Lee Fritz, Ray Hyer, Mike Webster Jr., Eric Stinson, Kayley Potrzebowski, Mike Stone, Kenneth Evans III.  DNS, Randy Riley, Matt Erwin.

Feature.  Ethan Decker.

KIRKWOOD, NY…Ray Leonard recorded his first ever victory in the 20 lap Insinger Race Fuels Crate Sportsman feature on Saturday at Five Mile Point Speedway.  For the second consecutive week the spectator grandstand area was closed to the public as racing went on without spectators in attendance.  Not even a one- hour rain delay could deter the teams from getting week number two into the record books.

Other winners were John Ayre (600 Modified), Tommy Groover (Factory Stock), Steve Lunn (FWD Four Cylinder Expert), Doug Newbigging (FWD Four Cylinder Novice) and Avery Decker Juniors.

After a one- hour rain delay the Sportsman feature was the first on the docket and the quarter mile oval was in prime condition.  Matt Sobiech and Ray Leonard led the twenty- three car starting field to the green in the Insinger Race Fuels Crate Sportsman feature.  At the drop of the green Sobiech jumped out to the race lead.  Sobiech looked strong as he led the way but Leonard stayed close with Blaine Klinger and Gary Smith in tow.  Several drivers were making charges from back in the pack during the early going.  Brandon Loucks started eighth and Randy Brokaw coming from the ninth spot were advancing early.  Todd Titus started in twelfth and Tom Hampton was an eighteenth starter, both were also advancing quickly.
The early up front battle was thrown a curve as the caution flew on lap 5.  The leaders came up on the lapped car of Paul Whelski and as Whelski tried to clear to the infield a jingle occurred with the leaders. Sobiech and Leonard both avoided contact but Klinger and Smith tangled.  Klinger was able to keep going as Smith came to stop on the backstretch.  When racing resumed Smith would restart from the rear and put on a show coming back toward the front.  A caution on lap 7 slowed the pace as Nick Plumstead and Tyler Stoddard got together and spun high in turn 1.  Both were able to return and rebound with solid runs.

When racing resumed Sobiech continued his race lead over Leonard and Klinger as the trio ran three wide for the lead at one point.  By the mid-way point Brad Cicio had advanced seventh to fourth and Brokaw was up to fifth.  Sobiech and Leonard ran side by side for several laps for the race lead with Leonard working past on lap 12.   The caution flew on lap 14 for a spinning Fred Smith.  On the restart Leonard maintained his lead with Sobiech remaining close in second place.  Titus had no broken in to the top five as the battles up front were intense.  The white flag came out on lap 19 with Leonard still in charge up front.  As the leaders entered turn two Titus made a bid for second that collected Sobiech, himself and Klinger thus brining out the final caution of the event.  During the caution Cicio was sent pit side with what was apparent front end damage ending his great drive.
On the final restart Leonard left no doubt as he had a great restart and led the last lap to record his first FMP victory.  Loucks finished second with Brokaw third.  Gary Smith charged from the back to record fourth place at the wire with Brandon Fritsch finishing in fifth.  Signworks Fleet Graphics added $500 among the top three in the feature.

Fifteen 600 Modified drivers took the green in the Schneider’s Market 20 lap main event for the division.  Adam Mudge and Bob Hamm, Jr. sat on the front row.  At the drop of the green Hamm immediately utilized the high line to take the race lead.  John Ayre quickly raced in to second as a tremendous battle took shape up front.  Hamm, Ayre and Mudge ran three wide lap after lap for the race lead.  On Lap 10 Mudge took advantage of lapped traffic to recapture the race lead as Ayre now slipped in to second place.  The race remained caution free until lap 17 and on the restart Mudge continued to lead with Ayre, Dana Davis, Tyler Smith and Hamm in tow.  The top two three battled for the race lead over the final three circuits.  On the last lap Ayre made the winning pass on Mudge to collect the victory.  Mudge finished second with Davis, Smith and Hamm rounding out the top five.  Schneider’s Market/Bob Hamm, Jr. sponsored the winner’s prize money for the second straight week ($250) and Doug’s Speed Shop added $50 making it a $300 victory for Ayre.

The 20 lap Factory Stock feature event was led wire to wire by Tommy Groover as he captured his first victory of the season.  The battle for second was outstanding for the first half of the race as Ray Lindquist, Adam Gilbert and Justin Slezak ran three wide lap after lap.  While those three battled intensely Groover was able to open up a substantial lead.  On lap 16 Slezak worked in to second place firmly and immediately closed the gap on Groover.  The race ran caution free for the entirety.  At the finish it was Groover, Slezak, Gilbert, Lindquist and Matt Millard.

Steve Lunn started on the pole and led the entire way in the 20 lap FWD 4 Cylinder feature event on Saturday. The race was red flagged twice on lap 1.  The first red flag came out after Billy Cowell slammed the wall in turn number 2.  He was ok but the car was totaled from the impact.  Dave Simms also brought out a red flag when he took a slow roll in turn 1 and landed on the driver’s side of the #38.  Simms emerged uninjured and the Kirkwood Fire Department was immediately on the scene of both incidents.  Although Lunn led the entire way he was hounded by week one winner Nick Kennedy over the final two laps.  Tim Degroat, Kenny Underwood and Tim Vandermark completed the top five.

Doug Newbigging took the lead from Bethany Bertram at the start of the 12 lap FWD Four Cylinder Novice division and never looked back.  It was his first FMP victory.  Greg Slater wound up second with Bertram, Owen Clark and Zach Haywood completing the top five.
Avery Decker was the winner of the Junior Inner Loop 10 lap feature event.
OFFICIAL INSINGER FUELS CRATE SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS):  RAY LEONARD, Brandon Loucks, Randy Brokaw, Gary Smith, Brandon Fritsch, Matt Brewer, Joe Gustella, Nick Plumstead, Jason Feinberg, Fred Smith, Brian Franko, Joe Wilgus, Tyler Stoddard, Tom Hampton, Alan Komar, Todd Titus, Blaine Klinger, Matt Sobiech, Brad Cicio, Paul Whelski, Seth Zacharias, Russell Benke, Punkie Marsh. Special thanks to Signworks Fleet Graphics for their addition to the divisional purse on Saturday.
SCHNEIDER’S MARKET 600 MODIFIED OFFICAL FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS):  JOHN AYRE, Adam Mudge, Dana Davis, Tyler Smith, Bob Hamm, Casey Plumber, Nolan Smith, Travis Rooney, Kayden Ayre, Devon Green, Nick Kennedy, Sharon Sealy, David Brown, Zach Mills, Jason Sullivan. Special thanks to Schneider’s Market and Doug’s Speed Shop for their posted money in the division on Saturday.
FACTORY STOCK OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS):  TOMMY GROOVER, Justin Slezak, Adam Gilbert, Ray Lindquist, Matt Millard, Todd Sutliff, Kurtis Stickle, Josh Towner.  DNS Phil Clapper.
LIGHNTING CAT EXPERT OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (15 LAPS):  STEVE LUNN, Nick Kennedy, Tim Degroat, Kenny Underwood, Tim Vandermark, Brandon Conklin, Tyler White, Walter Decker, Randy Lane, Josh Wilder, Jason Colwell, Dave Simms.
LIGHTNING CAT NOVICE OFFICAL FEATURE FINISH (12 LAPS):  DOUG NEWBIGGING, Greg Slater, Bethany Bertram, Owen Clark, Zach Haywood, Ashley Slater, Austin Slater, Billy Colwell.  DNS Cheyenne Bump.

Press Releases and Results / The Hill Speedway June 27th Results
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:28:18 PM »
 J.W. Maynard and Sons Truck Repair of North Tonawanda and The Hill Speedway combined to present another great night of dirt track action in the hills of Pennsylvania Friday night. Mike Morse continued his winning ways iin the Pure Stocks, Brad Sites topped a competitive field in the IMCA style Modifieds, and Chad Homan hauled his racecar nearly three hours one way to take the honors in the Crate Late Model class. A.J. Lane came out on top of the RWD Four Cylinder battle, Rich Talada returned to Victory Lane in the Snell Metalfab Crate Sportsman division, Doug Stack Jr. padded his points lead in the Street Stocks, and Matt Browning led the way to the FWD Four Cylinder feature flag.

      Mike Morse grabbed the lead of the Pure Stock main on the third lap, from early leader Bobby Maynard , and held off all challengers throughout the twenty lap event. Maynard and Kevin Garland debated the runnerup spot , but Mike Chilson was on the move from deep in the field,  taking third by lap seven, and moving to second ny lap eight.  With Chilson inches off  the leader's bumper,  Cole Burgess kept the pressure on the pair battling for second, making a five car breakaway. Chilson followed Morse across the finish line, with Garland getting the upper hand on Maynard for third. With five laps to go, Stan Mathews got around Burgess to take fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Mike Morse,  Mike Chilson, Kevin Garland,  Bobby Maynard,  Stan Mathews, Cole Burgess, Zach Kriner, Josh Vanderpool, Kyle Griffin,  Casey McPherson.
Heat wins: Kevin Garland,  Mike Morse

      Seventeen IMCA style Modifieds came to green next, with Keith Lamphere contolling the early pace. J.W. Lamphere ran alongside the first few laps as Ray McClure, Brad Sites, Logan Terry, Eddie Sites, and Dustin Maynard battled for position inches off the leader's back bumpers. Brad Sites took the top spot at the midpoint, and a lap later Keith Lamphere spun in turn four, collecting six of the top ten cars. Points leader Jake Maynard missed the action and moved from seventh to second, with Harry Ely and Victor McNeil sliding through untouched also. Maynard pressured Sites for the remainder, but had to settle for second at the finish. J.W. Lamphere came back for third, Ray McClure recorded fourth and Maynard crossed the line fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Brad Sites,  Jake Maynard, J.W. Lamphere, Ray McClure,  Dustin Maynard,  Keith Lamphere,  Harry Ely,  Victor McNeil , Aaron Benjamin,  Logan Terry, Jason Sullivan, Doug Lantz, Sonny Terry, Eddie Sites, Keith Jack Lamphere,  Gary Lamphere,  A.J Hunsinger (DNS)
Heat wins: Doug Lantz,  Keith Jack Lamphere

      A quick caution just after the initial green in the Crate Late Model feature was the only mar on another picture perfect twenty laps, with no yellow flags to slow the action. Darin Horton led lap one, but the next nineteen circuits were the Chad Homan show. Homan, from near Rochester NY, wanted to "check out" The Hill, and he quickly acclimated to the track.  With Homan out front, Horton and Steve LaBarron had a close debate for the second spot with newcomer Jason McGregor running just a car length off their rear bumper.  LaBarron pulled alongside Horton on a few occasions in the early going, but settled for third at the flag, with McGregor fourth and Mike Epler fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Chad Homan,  Darin Horton,  Steve LaBarron,  Jason McGregor,  Mike Epler, Joe Lane, Jerred Keeney.

     Larry Colton, A.J. Lane,  and Brent Gleason debated the top spot in the early laps of the RWD Four Cylinder feature, with Lane getting alongside Colton numerous times, but Colton always seeming to have the lead at the scoring line. Randy Mathews made the move to third on the eight lap, but on the tenth circuit, contact between the leaders put both cars sideways and Mathews piled in, ending his night. Gleason again assumed command , but two laps later Colton and Lane powered back into the top two spots. Coming to the five to go signal, Lane made an inside move work, took the lead, and went on for the win. Colton was second, Gleason third and Andrew Collins and Mike Navone, finshed fourth and fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: A.J. Lane, Larry Colton,  Brett Gleason, Andrew Collins, Mike Navone,  Randy Mathews Jr. , Trevor Belcher,  Shane Rockwell.
Heat win: A.J. Lane

      Kinser Hill led the first four laps of the Snell Metalfab Crate Sportsman feature, giving way to Rich Talada on the fifth circuit. Hill then became part of a driving clinic that had fans on the edge of their seats for the next eleven laps. Tony Harris looked to the outside and inside trying to find a lane around Hill, and tried to use lap traffic to gain an advantage , but Hill held him off. Harris finally pulled alongside,  and for nearly five full laps the pair ran side by side al the way around the speedway. As Talada solidified his lead, and ultimately went on to the win, Harris gained an advantage and drove to a hard fought second over Hill, who crossed third. Sportsman rookie Jason Benjamin fought off defending  champion Chris Clemens to finish fourth.
FEATURE FINISH: Rich Talada, Tony Harris,  Kinser Hill, Jason Benjamin,  Chris Clemens,  Quinten Buchanan, Isabel Baron, Rich Powell,  Joe Gurastella. Braden Buchanan (DNS) Dalton Maynard (DNS)
Heat wins: Chris Clemens,  Joe Gurastella

      Lou Sharsteen Ran at the front for seven laps  in the Street Stock feature and tucked up behind  Doug Stack Jr. to run second for the next few laps, even after the pass was made. Rookie Jakub Ingham powered by to take the second spot with five to go, as Sharpsteen held off a multi car group just a car length off his bumper. Stack held on to win his third feature of the season, holding off a persistant and determined Ingham. Sharpsteen didn't complete the twentieth lap, moving Earl Zimmer into third, with Trevor Williams and Josh Butler finishing fourth and fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Doug Stack Jr., Jakub Ingham,  Earl Zimmer, Trevor Williams,  Josh Butler, Tyler Belcher, Mike Koser, Oliver Gage,  John McAdam, Lou Sharpsteen, Howard Bailey, Thomas Moon, Dan Force, Bruce Benjamin, 
Heat wins: Earl Zimmer, Lou Sharpsteen.

      The final feature of the night was the FWD Four Cylinders. Dalton Mathews led the first two circuits until  Greg Mckernan powered by. By the fourth lap, defending champion Matt Browning had moved to second. A red flag for an accident in turn two, and the extracurricular acctivities in the pits resulting from that, delayed the restart of the race for a short time, as track officials assessed penalties, and on the restart Browning and McKernan continued their debate for the lead. In the closing laps, Browning opened an advantage and cruised in for the win. McKernan held on for second, with John Maynard, who started thirteenth, cruising in for a third place finish. Steve Castle finished fouth and Jake Lamphere finished fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Matt Browning, Greg McKernan,  John Maynard, Steve Castle, Jake Lamphere,  Tim McAdam, Tim Johnson,  Mike Wicox, Josh Bailey,  Dreyton Smith, Dakota Decker(DQ) Charles Mathews (DQ) Dalton Mathews (DQ)
Heat wins: Josh Bailey, Matt Browning

      The Hill Speedway swings into action next Friday night with a full schedule for all seven divisions. Space Mountain Fireworks  sponsors the night and helps celebrate our nation's birthday with a huge fireworks show at dusk... along with special fan giveawys.
      Pit and spectator gates open at 5pm, with practice at 6:30, and racing scheduled to get the green flag at 7:00.
     The Hill Speedway hosts dirt track auto racing from Spring through the end of August. Unique in that it has no grandstands, fan viewing and family grouping is accomplished with blankets and portable chairs on a manicured hillside overlooking the track. Additional viewing is provided from turn four around to turn two with parking spots overlooking the raceway where fans can enjoy their own tailgate parties from there vehicle. Those spots are available on a nightly or seasonal basis for a nominal fee.
     The Hill is located just a couple miles from Rt. 414, at the intersection of Dunn Hill Road and Banks Road, in Monroeton,  PA.
     Check us out on our website or Facebook page, load up your appetite and your lawn chairs, and come get your Thrill on The Hill!


BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 27. . . Despite rain being all around the area of the 1/3-mile Grandview Speedway clay oval, action was never interrupted as the first championship point events were run off.

Craig Von Dohren, who started deep in the pack in last Saturday’s opening night activities, had a better starting spot for the first point race of the season and it worked to his advantage in the 30-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts Modified feature on Saturday night. By winning the first qualifying heat and a heads up start Von Dohren was the polesitter. Numerous competitors tried to take the lead away from the ten-time point champion on various occasions, but were unsuccessful. At the drop of the checkered Von Dohren pulled the PPB sponsored No. 1C into victory lane to begin the quest towards a possible eleventh title.

The 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature was a nip and tuck battle between winner Jack Butler and runner-up Brandon Edgar. Both drivers dueled side-by-side for several laps with neither one giving up as Butler went on to take the checkered.

Scott Schaeffer won the 15-lap Outlaw Vintage Racing Series feature after he inherited the top spot when leader Jon Lines relinquished the position dropping out with mechanical problems.

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 Von Dohren and Butler.

At the wave of the green in the Modified feature by starter Ray Kemp, Von Dohren was on a mission trailed by Jared Umbenhauer, Ryan Higgs, Briggs Danner and Brett Kressley. Kressley was in second at the end of eight laps and in pursuit of Von Dohren. Mark Kratz stopped along the homestretch for the first caution on the ninth lap. On the restart with Von Dohren and Kressley door handle to door handle, contact was made as Von Dohren didn’t “realize” Kressley was so close to him heading out of the fourth turn heading into turn one. Kressley lost valuable positions as Von Dohren was still the leader. Battling for second through fifth were Umbenhauer, Doug Manmiller, Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk. Manmiller took over second on the 14th lap and took chase after Von Dohren, who was approaching lapped traffic by the 18th circuit. The final caution was on the 21st lap when Mike Lisowski’s car erupted with steam bellowing out of it in the four turn. Von Dohren held his spot with Manmiller in a challenging position trailed by defending point champion Howard, Strunk and Umbenhauer. With six laps to go Howard overtook second and set his sights on Von Dohren. No one was able to catch and pass Von Dohren as he pulled into the winner’s circle for his first triumph of the season. Finishing second was Howard followed by Manmiller, Strunk and Umbenhauer. Rounding out the top ten were Ryan Grim, Kressley, John Willman, Kyle Weiss and Louden Reimert.

Heats were won by Von Dohren, Umbenhauer and Danner. Clay Butler won the consi.

Brandon Edgar led four laps of the Sportsman feature before the yellow came out for a fourth turn tangle between Derrick Smith and Kyle Lilick. On the restart Butler charged into first coming off the fourth turn to become the new leader. Edgar didn’t give him any room to falter and he stuck right with Butler trying to regain control. While Butler stuck to the inside groove and Edgar on the outside jockeyed for first, Brian Hirthler and defending point champion Brad Brightbill had their own battle for third. Edgar made several runs at Butler in an attempt to regain control, but each one failed. Butler never lost the lead and went on the score his first victory of the year and his third career win. Finishing a close second was Edgar followed by Brightbill, Hirthler and Mark Kemmerer. Sixth through tenth were Brett Gilmore, Jesse Landis, Ryan Beltz, Kyle Lilick and Chris Esposito. Edgar, Butler, Nate Brinker and Hirthler were the heat winners. Consies went to Brad Arnold and Kenny Bock.

Saturday, July 4, the Sportsman will be the highlight of the night with the Firecracker 40-lap feature rewarding the winner with $2,000 along with a full show of Modifieds set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

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

T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Jack Butler, 2. Brandon Edgar, 3. Brad Brightbill, 4. Brian Hirthler, 5. Mark Kemmerer, 6. Brett Gilmore, 7. Jesse Landis, 8. Ryan Beltz, 9. Kyle Lilick, 10. Chris Esposito, 11. Ryan Higgs, 12. Dean Bachman, 13. Brad Arnold, 14. Doug Snyder, 15. Kyle Smith, 16. Nathan Mohr, 17. Joseph Brown, 18. Nate Brinker, 19. Parker Gulden, 20. Jesse Leiby, 21. Kenny Bock, 22. B.J. Joly, 23. Derrick Smith, 24. Lex Shive, 25. Tom Miller, 26. Mike Mammana. DNQ: John McGovern, Bryan Rhoads, Decker Swinehart, Scott Kohler, Cory Edelman, Jimmy Leiby, Nick Faust, Matthew Brooke, Bryce Thomas, Beau Drobot, and Mark Gaugler.

Outlaw Vintage Feature (15-laps): 1. Scott Schaeffer, 2. Curt Neiman, 3. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 4. Matt Smith, 5. Gene Wrightstone, 6. Ron Paulson, 7. Jon Lines, 8. Bill Gerhart, 9. Denise Hall, 10. Jeff Paulson.

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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 – June 27, 2020

SuperGen Products presents Saturday Spectacular

Pepsi Big-Block Modified

*Feature (35 laps): 1. 99L-Larry Wight ($2,000), 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 42p-Pat Ward, 4. 12x-Dillon Groover, 5. 3-Justin Haers, 6. 25-Erick Rudolph, 7. 14j-Alan Johnson, 8. 49-Billy Dunn, 9. 21a-Peter Britten, 10. 7f-Matt Farnham, 11. 23-Kyle Coffey, 12. m1-Dave Marcuccilli, 13. 19w-Justin Wright, 14. 44v-Phil Vigneri III, 15. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 16. 77-Lance Dusett, 17. 33j-Robbie Johnston III, 18. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 19. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 20. 21x-Eric Williams, 21. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 22. 63-Adam Roberts, 23. 11j-James Sweeting, 24. 31m-Jimmy Maier, 25. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr., 26. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 27. 132-Brandon Michaud, 28. 55-Matt Hulsizer.

Heats (8 laps)

#1: Marcuccilli, Britten, Rudolph, Groover, Dusett, Podsiadlo, Johnston, Maier, Michaud.

#2: Wright, A.Johnson, Dunn, Tegg, Sweeting, Brachmann, Vigneri, Coffey, Williams.

#3: Ward, Farnham, Phelps, Wight, Fuller, Haers, Payne, Hulsizer, Roberts, D.Johnson.

Speed Connection Sportsman Modified

DIRTcar Northeast Series Central Region Event #2

*Feature (30 laps): 1. 38-Zach Sobotka ($1,000), 2. 20x-Kevin Ridley, 3. 34-Kevin Root, 4. 33x-Matt Janczuk, 5. 7-Paul Guererri, 6. 70a-Alex Payne, 7. 14t-Payton Talbot, 8. 12g-Matt Guererri, 9. 3m-Chris Mackey, 10. 31-Kane Bristol, 11. 56-Garrison Krentz, 12. 25g-Nick Guererri, 13. 11n-Ricky Newton, 14. 113jr.-Frank Guererri Jr., 15. 410-Mike Fowler, 16. 27-Brian Fish, 17. 7t-Troy Sperring, 18. 41-Dalton Rombough, 19. 82-Will Shields, 20. 7j-J.T. Sperring, 21. 117jr.-Kyle Inman, 22. 1-Mark Yorker, 23. 19c-Brandon Carvey, 24. 61-Andrew Jacobson, 25. 12-Addison Bowman, 26. 8-Alan Fink, 27. 132-Dalton Martin, 28. 621-Brian Hudson, 29. 14aj-A.J. Miller, 30. 7z-Zach Payne.

B-Feature (15 laps): 1. 22j-Stacey Jackson, 2. 1f-A.J. Lloyd, 3. 9-Tim Baker, 4. 35-Nick Cooper, 5. 22-Noah Walker, 6. 21-R.J. Tresidder, 7. 00-Sam Hoxie, 8. 90-Nathan Peckham, 9. 33-Todd Hayward, 10. 7s-Torrey Stoughtenger, 11. 06-Tim Guild, 12. 93-Tyler Vinson, 13. 79-Brandon Close, 14. 92-Rick Martin, 15. 24-Orval Harris, 16. 07-Brian Harris, 17. 04-Eric Years, 18. 23b-Timmy Borden Jr., 19. 4-Emmett Waldron, 138-Sean BeardsleyDNS), 94j-Sarah JohnsonDNS), 27z-Ray BlissDNS), 126-Zachary GeorgeDNS), 117jr.-C.J. CastellettiDNS).

Heats (8 laps / 4 qualify / top-2 redraw)

#1: Ridley, Sobotka, N.Guererri, Newton, Fish, D.Martin, Jacobson, Johnson, Castelletti, Years.

#2: Janczuk, Talbot, Yorker, Shields, Carvey, Peckham, Guild, Close, Hayward, Vinson, R.Martin(DNS).

#3: Root, Krentz, F.Guererri, J.T. Sperring, Jackson, Z.Payne, O.Harris, Bliss, M.Guererri, Inman.

#4: Bristol, Mackey, Rombough, Bowman, Hudson, Lloyd, Baker, Walker, George, B.Harris, Stoughtenger.

#5: P.Guererri, A.Payne, T.Sperring, Fowler, Fink, Miller, Tresidder, Hoxie, Beardsley, Cooper, Waldron, Borden.

Last Chance Showdowns (10 laps / 4 qualify)

#1: Fish, M.Guererri, Fink, Jacobson, Jackson, Tresidder, Lloyd, Walker, Peckham, Beardsley, O.Harris, Stoughtenger, B.Harris, Close, Borden, Vinson, Castellettii(DNS).

#2: Carvey, Hudson, Z.Payne, D.Martin, Miller, Baker, Cooper, Hoxie, Guild, Hayward, Waldron, R.Martin, Years, Johnson(DNS), Bliss(DNS), George(DNS), Inman(DNS).

Provisionals: Inman, Miller.

Group Time Trials (3 laps / 54 cars)

#1: Kevin Ridley 19.430 sec. (92.640 mph), Zach Sobotka, Brian Fish, Nick Guererri, Ricky Newton, Andrew Jacobson, C.J. Castelletti, Dalton Martin, Sarah Johnson, Eric Years.

#2: Matt Janczuk 19.497 (92.322 mph), Payton Talbot, Mark Yorker, Will Shields, Brandon Carvey, Tyler Vinson, Brandon Close, Nathan Peckham, Rick Martin, Tim Guild(-NT-), Todd Hayward(-NT-).

#3: Kevin Root 19.647 (91.617 mph), Matt Guererri, Kyle Inman, Garrison Krentz, Zach Payne, Frank Guererri Jr., J.T. Sperring, Orval Harris, Stacey Jackson, Ray Bliss.

#4: Kane Bristol 19.804 (90.891 mph), Chris Mackey, Addison Bowman, Dalton Rombough, Noah Walker, A.J. Lloyd, Brian Hudson, Tim Baker, Torrey Stoughtenger, Zach George, Brian Harris.

#5: Paul Guererri 20.037 (89.834 mph), Troy Sperring, Alex Payne, A.J. Miller, Emmett Waldron, Alan Fink, Timmy Borden Jr., Nick Cooper, Sean Beardsley, Mike Fowler, R.J. Tresidder, Sam Hoxie.

Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint

*Feature (20 laps): 1. 48a-Alysha Bay, 2. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 3. 75-Brandyn Griffin, 4. 53-Bobby Parrow, 5. 38-Jason Whipple, 6. 18c-Dan Craun, 7. 121-Steve Glover, 8. 17e-Ethan Gray, 9. 13t-Trevor Years, 10. 9k-Kyle Pierce, 410-Jerry Sehn Jr.(DNS).

Heats (8 laps)

#1: Ruggles, Years, Gray, Whipple, Pierce, Glover.

#2: Bay, Parrow, Griffin, Craun, Sehn.

Street Stock

*Feature (20 laps): 1. 7-Josh Pangrazio, 2. 00-Mike Welch, 3. 36-Jimmy Grant, 4. 64-Bob Buono, 5. 93-Jared Hill, 6. 25b-Marc Minutolo, 7. 55p-Parker Smith, 8. 122-Chris Beyea, 9. 34q-Jason Quigley, 10. cj1x-C.J. Guererri Jr., 11. 57j-Mike Wonderling, 12. 3-Patrick Hobbs, 13. 74-Ronald “Bundy” Metcalf.

Heats (6 laps)

#1: Pangrazio, Wonderling, Grant, Hill, Smith, Beyea, Metcalf

#2: Buono, Welch, Quigley, Minutolo, Hobbs, Guererri.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, July 2 @ 7:30pm; Big-Block Modified & Sportsman. Saturday Spectacular, July 11 @ 7pm – Big-Block Modified/Sportsman/305 Sprint/Street Stock/Hobby Stock.

Sobotka Flag-To-Flag Victor In Land Of Legends Sportsman Series Showdown

Wight, Bay & Pangrazio return to winner's circle in star-studded Saturday Spectacular

*Zach Sobotka (#38) action photo attachment by Don Romeo

Canandaigua, NY – June 27, 2020 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR

Anyone that missed last week's SuperGen Products 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway received a second showing as Larry Wight, Zach Sobotka and Josh Pangrazio each scored their second straight feature race wins.

Also taking a second checkered flag in the June 27 Canandaigua speedfest, female flash Alysha Bay closed out the month the same way she kicked off the season by capturing the Mike Emhof Motorsports 20-lap A-Main for 305 Sprint Cars.

Charging from 13th to first in a dozen laps last weekend, Sobotka was just as dominant in round two of the DIRTcar Northeast Central Region Series on Saturday, leading flag-to-flag to earn his first career tour victory in the Speed Connection Sportsman 30-lap finale at the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval.

“Definitely a lot of excitement with my first series win, certainly helps drawing the pole,” remarked Sobotka, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Thursday. “Definitely helps running here, got the car tuned in pretty well last week getting ready for tonight.”

Including 12 of the top-15 Sportsman Series point chasers, a colossal field of 54 race teams signed in for the second tour special of 2020. Fresh off a fifth-place tally in the series opener at Utica-Rome Speedway last Sunday, Sobotka finished second to Canandaigua regular Kevin Ridley in his heat race yet selected the number one position in the customary pre-race draw involving the top-2 from each of the five qualifiers. Ridley was less fortunate, grabbing the highest (10th) spot.

The #38 Northern Coat & Blast-Stirling Lubricants-Mohawk Northeast/Bicknell entry was quick from the drop of chief starter Scott Hixson's initial green flag, as Sobotka bolted out to nearly a two-second lead after just a handful of laps around the smooth half-miler. Front row partner Paul Guererri, young gun Payton Talbot and Utica-Rome winner Matt Janczuk diced together for position while '19 DIRTcar Northeast rookie of the year Alex Payne from nearby Hopewell and reigning overall DIRTcar points king Kevin Root raced further back.

Leader Sobotka reached traffic 11 laps in and at the halfway mark built a sizable advantage over Janczuk, Guererri and Root, as Ridley moved in on Talbot looking to crack the front-five. While Sobotka continued to methodically weave his way under and around slower cars, the battle for runner-up honors remained intense as the laps dwindled. Root ducked under Janczuk for second on lap 20 before Janczuk regained the spot a mile later.

Root returned to second on lap 23 and Ridley moved into fourth past Guererri the next time around. With Sobotka on cruise control up front, rim-riding Ridley blasted from fourth to second on lap 29 steering the no. 20x Fred's Fab'N Fold-Champion Power Equipment-Lakeshore Auto Mall/Bicknell machine yet still fell a half straightaway shy under the final checkered flag.

“About every five laps I'd kinda look up at the (score) board to see who was in second and third,” added Sobotka, who also tops the track points chart over Zach Payne after 'show up' points were awarded on Saturday. “Saw Ridley got up to second with a couple to go but I didn't know how far he was behind me.” The difference was 2.9-sec. at the stripe, easily enough to post his third win of the season and pocket the $1,000 winner's share.

“I just needed to figure out the car sooner,” summed runner-up Ridley from Waterloo, LOLR Sportsman points champion in 2008 and '13. “We figured out the top (lane) where nobody else was going and that gave me a free line. When I was kinda bad on top I had to pin them down on the bottom and roll right on their door not to let them slide out. So if they could stay off the gas I could run with them down the straights and get them in the turns. Tonight we had a really good run, hopefully can keep it going.”

Already a two-time winner in six races staged at the fairgrounds this season piloting the familiar no. 34 F.X. Caprara Car Co.-Stirling Lubricants-Slack Karts-SJP/Bicknell car, Geneva's Root settled for the show position after copping his qualifying heat and re-drawing seventh on the 30-car starting grid.

“Would've been nice to start on the pole, have to use up your (equipment) to come up through from where we did,” noted Root, who won last summer's Central Region stop in Canandaigua and returned to claim the 50-lap Fall Championship in September. “We're still learning this coil car, didn't like it very much tonight but it still got us up to third.”

“Think I overheated the right-rear (tire) trying to get through traffic and racing Matt. Third is not bad considering the caliber of guys we're racing against, they're pretty awesome. Got up to second but got caught up in traffic. Was being a wimp, should've probably just sucked it up and got up on the wheel a little bit. We'll just have to move on from here,” Root added.

With track promoter Paul Cole providing every team the chance to go home not empty-handed, open-wheel veteran Stacey Jackson from Addison made his first LOLR appearance in two years worthwhile as he claimed the 15-lap Sportsman B-Main that boasted a 19-car starting field. “Haven't run here in two years, still learning these Hoosier tires,” said Jackson, aboard his tested #22J B&H Logging-Howard Hanna Realty/HigFab mount. “Knew it was gonna be tough running against these (tour) guys tonight but we'll be back whenever we can, gotta learn the place sooner or later.”

Now declaring Canandaigua his Saturday night hangout the remainder of the year, Wight has learned the fast way around quicker than any of his competition in 2020. After not winning a Pepsi Big-Block Modified main at LOLR until this season, 'Lightning Larry' can't seem to stop winning as the Phoenix, NY driver extended his division points lead with a third triumph in five events.

“We've got something figured out and (car) is running really well, we're able to come back here with the same set-up and really haven't made too many changes,” relayed Wight, who holds a 167-147 margin over Justin Haers in the current point standings. “Everything we try in the heat seems to be not quite as good so we revert back to what we know works for the feature.”

For the second week in a row pole-sitter Gil Tegg Jr. jumped out to an early lead in the headline 35-lapper yet on this night only stayed ahead for three circuits before Watertown traveler Tim Fuller sped past using the outside groove on a lap four restart.

Yellow lights around the speedway for the turn four spin by Matt Hulsizer on lap four was a sign of things to come as 10 caution periods eventually slowed the action resulting in a 41-minute Modified main.

Filing in 15th on the 28-car starting grid buckled into his trusty #99L FX Caprara Honda-Tracey Road Equipment/Bicknell ride, Wight took advantage of every delay, rocketing from eighth to fifth on lap seven and breaking into the top-three by lap 10.

Western New Yorker Matt Farnham moved past runner-up Tegg on lap eight yet could not hold off Wight with a dozen laps complete, eventually suffering a flat right-rear tire to fall out of contention with 14 on the scoreboard. The caution flag for Farnham was all Wight needed as he got under Fuller exiting turn four then slid ahead in turn one to forge the final lead change with 20 laps still to go.

Despite Wight easily winning by two-thirds of a straightaway, positions 2-5 weren't decided until the checkers finally waved. Fuller fended off a late race rally by season-opening winner Pat Ward while Dillon Groover, who advanced as high as second on lap 31, and Haers rounded out the top-5 at the stripe.

“We were just picking them off once we got to the top in (turns) one and two, that's where we made up a lot of ground,” Wight said. “Think we were getting two or three cars a corner and it was able to propel us to get up there and give us time to pick away at the last couple cars. All the cautions were really starting to get me nervous, wish we would've went single file sooner so we could get the laps in. But it was still a good race and the track was phenomenal, just a couple holes here and there but nothing you couldn't race through.”

“I'll be here the rest of the year, that's the plan to support the track for still putting on a show for us. Have to support those that are trying to make something happen and have to thank the whole speedway here to put this on and give us somewhere to race in these unprecedented times,” Wight added.

The MEM 305 Sprint feature unfolded like a typical family affair for the father/daughter tandem of Darryl Ruggles and Bay, with the second-generation pilot getting the best of her dad for career win #12 at the Land of Legends speedplant.

“Tonight was definitely the funnest race I've had in a long time,” beamed Bay, after swapping the lead three times with her father before grinding out a five car-length victory margin over Canandaigua's all-time sprint car feature winner. “I knew he was right beside me so I was racing a little harder and concentrating even more on (running) my lines.”

Outside pole-sitter Bobby Parrow out-gunned front row mate rookie Ethan Gray on lap one before sixth starting Ruggles surged past the next time around. Bay began alongside in fifth and moved past Parrow for second on lap four to set her sights on homefront bragging rights.

A slowing winged machine of Kyle Pierce on lap nine incurred the lone yellow flag of the race and Bay took advantage slipping under Ruggles on the ensuing restart. Points leader and last week's winner Brandyn Griffin first made it three-wide in turns three and four before Ruggles rode him to the front wall, opening the door down low for Bay to snag her first lead just short of the halfway mark.

Undaunted by his daughter's daring maneuver down low, Ruggles raced back high for the lead on lap 14 but it was the pretty in pink no. 48A Batzel's Auto Service-Danny Willmes Enterprises-Ruggles World of Auto Body/Eagle returning to the point again low out of turn four with five to go to add the finishing touch.

“I give (Ruggles) his space and he usually gives me my space, on the bottom tonight this track was awesome” added the Gorham gal after becoming the first repeat winner in four 305 races yet still trails third-place finisher Griffin, 224-222, in the updated point standings. Parrow secured fourth ahead of Jason Whipple, making his first start of the 2020 season. “I was just really focused on my lane (at the end) and really trying to stay in my spot. It definitely paid off.”

While falling short after leading the initial two full-fender features of the season, Pangrazio has now racked up six victories in his last eight starts at the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds dating back to 2018. Saturday night's fender-to-fender finish was easily the closest of his short Street Stock career in Canandaigua.

“Kinda sucked getting a yellow flag coming out of turn two with one lap to go but it is what it is,” stated Pangrazio, after the green/checkered flag finish was the tightest of the night. Not sure who started behind me on that (last) restart but he timed it just right because he got in my back bumper as soon as I hit the gas and I lit 'em up. Its points racing, stick (car) on the bottom and bring it home to victory.”

Jason Quigley out-dragged pole starter Bob Buono to lead off the 20-lap Street Stock nightcap while fifth starting Pangrazio jockeyed into third on the opening circuit. Three slowdowns for minor spins the first half of the race kept the field bunched and the lap eight restart proved pivotal as Pangrazio made what amounted to the final lead change.

From there the sparkling #7 Skyline RV Sales & Service-Houseman Refrigeration-Impressions Concrete Ford Mustang opened up a seemingly comfortable lead although Jimmy Grant quickly closed the gap with less than a handful of laps remaining. As Grant cozied up to Pangrazio's rear bumper on the white flag lap, yellow lights suddenly flashed as contact between Pat Hobbs and C.J. Guererri sent Hobbs high off the track in turn two.

All-time LOLR Street Stock feature winner Welch threw his double-zero numbered mount low into turn one on the restart, dropping Grant to third while allowing little error for Pangrazio with only a half-mile left to navigate. Contact between the leaders rounding turn four kept the finish in doubt as Welch pulled alongside, only to fall ten feet short of the Oakfield outsider at the line.

“Have to thank a lot of people, got a big crew that helps us out here every week,” added Pangrazio, after climbing to the top of the standings with 222 points followed by Welch (218) and Grant (216) through four events. “My girlfriend Rebecca, my mother and Josh. Need everybody to make this all happen.”


With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining at the forefront, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.44 on June 21st to extend current restrictions to businesses such as racetracks until July 21st, 2020. This executive order was put into effect at the beginning of the month and read: "Any licensee or franchisee of a racetrack in the State is hereby permitted to operate such racetrack as of June 1 2020, provided such racetrack does not permit any visitor or fan into the facility, and allows on site only essential personnel."

With the extension of the latest order, Land of Legends Raceway is prepared to react and adapt with a July schedule of events marked by the following changes:
*Grandstands will remain closed with no fans at this time for all events, although LIVE video coverage will continue to be available on
*Thr. July 2 will now be a Pepsi Big-Block Modified / Speed Connection Sportsman doubleheader awarding 'show up' points to both divisions with a 7:30pm start time.

*The Super DIRTcar Series event originally scheduled for July 2 has been postponed and rescheduled for Wed. July 22 featuring the Big-Block Modifieds and a division to be determined in the weeks ahead.

July 2 - Big-Block Modified + Sportsman 7:30pm
July 4 - OFF for 4th of July as already scheduled
July 11 - Saturday Spectacular 7:00pm
July 18 - Saturday Spectacular + Double Points all divisions 7:00pm
July 22 - Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds + division TBD 7:30pm
July 25 - OFF as already scheduled



BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 16, 2020 . . . Actual Saturday night stock car racing competition returns to Grandview Speedway this Saturday night. The Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker is set to reward the winner of the 50-lap Big Block/Small Block Classic with at least $7,500.  Quite a few outsiders are expected to show up and challenge the regulars. Every racer that makes the starting field earns $1,000 or more. Adding more interest is the recent announcement that We The Fans (W*T*F*) have posted $500 as a Hard Charger Award.

American Racer, the track tire supplier, is posting $1,000 to be divided equally amongst four drivers that do not qualify for the big race. The winners will be selected by luck of the draw.

Rogers, the man who built the one-third-mile, banked clay track along with his father, was one of the most respected auto racing promoters in the business.

Many well-known racing talents have expressed interest in being a part of this event which will kick off the 58th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Bechtelsville oval. In addition to track regulars such as Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Colt Harris, Mike Lisowski, Skyler Sherrif, Dan Wasenpacher, Rick Laubach, Justin Grim, Clay Butler, Ron Myers and others. A number of outsiders, non-regulars, including Ryan Watt and Ryan Godown are expected to test their talents in a quest for the big bucks.

New Yorker Matt Sheppard was the big winner last year.

A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 50-lap main event. Sportsman stock cars will be featured as the second part of the show. Rules can be found at

Adult admission is $28 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5. Those under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $40 and no special license is required. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. while pit gates open at 4 p.m.

Bring Dad out to enjoy a night of great racing and celebrate Father’s Day.

It is recommended that all attending wear a mask when they cannot practice social distancing but it is not mandatory. Also there is no COVID-19 waiver to be signed for the event.

 Fans that are not sitting with family members are asked to practice social distancing. There are ample seating areas to do that when possible.”

Attendees are being asked, if possible, to provide exact change for tickets, pit passes and items being purchased at concession stands.

In addition it is suggested that those who do not feel well or feel uncomfortable being around others please do not attend.

Camping is permitted but camper vehicles must be removed from the speedway grounds the next day.

Once this event is completed the point battles for the track championships will get underway with the T.P.Trailer Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman in action on Saturday, June 27th. The Blast from the Past Vintage Racers will be an added attraction. Admission for adults will be $15. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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