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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020

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

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

3.            Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19     1424

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

5.            Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126               1313

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

7.            Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA   #99      1214

8.            Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16   1202

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

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

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

12.          Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78            898

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

14.          Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49                845

15.          Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA 14W                837

16.          Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61     782

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

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

19.          Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15          761

20.          Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23           643

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

22           Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3              597

23.          Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01              588

24.          Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87              580

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

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

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

28.          Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA   #33               458

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

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

UNOFFICIAL T.P.TRUCK EQUIPMENT POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020

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

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

3.            Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221           1109

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

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

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

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

8.            Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14              928

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

10.          Jesse Leiby, Milford, NJ #66        859

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

12.          Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 812

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

14.          Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57           586

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

16.          Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6    507

17.          John McGovern, Bechtelsville, PA #327 481

18.          Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16     474

19.          Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11         437

20.          Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31          426

21.          Cole Stangle,   #20C        415

22.          Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38   402

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

24.          Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20   392

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

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


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Weedsport Cancels ESS Legends Reunion Amid COVID-19 Restriction Extensions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRETT KRESSLEY SCORES BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER AT GRANDVIEW WITH $10,000 PAYDAY IN 50TH ANNUAL FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL; KYLE LILICK POSTS SPORTSMAN FEATURE VICTORY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 2, 2020 . . . Brett Kressley has been having his share of dismal outings at Grandview Speedway this season with his best finish being a fourth place last week. Saturday night “The Threat” turned the tables and went home $10,000 richer by being the first to reach the checkered in the 50th anniversary edition of the Forrest Rogers Memorial the race in honor of the man who founded the track in 1963.

Standing in victory lane after winning the T.P. Trailers Modified NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts event, an emotional Kressley “who commented he used his head,” dedicated the win to his grandfather Willard to whom he was very close and had passed away a few weeks ago. He thanked everyone that helped put the Kressley Auto/Truck Sales No. 19K in the winner’s circle for his first triumph of the current campaign and earn the biggest win of his career.

Kyle Lilick also collected his season first win in the T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature for his fifth career win at the track.

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 Kressley and Lilick. Jesse Leiby earned an extra $100 bonus from the track for being the highest crate engine finisher.

Both divisions are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series made up of tracks across the nation.

At the drop of the green by starter Ray Kemp in the Modified main event, second place starter Kenny Gilmore shot past polesitter Carroll Hine III to take the early lead.

Dicing for positions behind Gilmore were Hine III, Brad Grim, Colt Harris and Ryan Watt.

The first yellow was out on the third lap when some of the front runners were shuffling positions making contact and through it Rick Laubach found himself in the homestretch wall. Laubach was not happy with the turn of events and left the driver that he felt initiated the incident know it since he was out of competition for the night. Ryan Grim was also a victim and out of the race. Gilmore held his own on the restart, but now Watt was in the runner-up position with Kressley right behind pressuring.

Watt became the new leader on the eighth lap and two laps later Kressley was second putting his bids in for first.

Mike Gular, already a feature winner this year, slowed in the second turn with a flat tire and rejoined the action after a quick pit stop. At the same time defending point champion and 2019 race winner Duane Howard was sent pit side with a broken shock tower. He returned, but was sent back in since it was not fixed to specifications since a driver cannot run with any front end suspension issues. When action resumed Kressley outgunned Watt to take control and show the way for the others.

By the 17th circuit lapped cars were causing the top five that were comprised of Kressley, Watt, Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk and Doug Manmiller to use heads ups driving so as not to make contact with any of them as it got tricky at times.

Von Dohren cleared Watt on the 24th lap and set sail after Kressley with Watt, Strunk and Manmiller in tow.

The top five remained consistent as the race progressed, but they were all after Kressley, who was up to lapping some of the top ten cars.

It appeared Kressley got the monkey off his back and pulled into the winner’s circle for his 13th career win which he proved to be a lucky one, trailed by Von Dohren, Strunk, Watt, Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Kyle Weiss and Craig Whitmoyer, the last car on the lead lap; Louden Reimert and Kenny Gilmore, who were both a lap down.

Watt, Kevin Hirthler, last week’s race winner; Ryan Lilick and Ryan Grim won the heats. Consies were won by Justin Grim and Craig Whitmoyer.

Two false starts hampered the beginning of the Sportsman feature, but once it did get underway rookie Decker Swinehart was the early leader with Lilick, Jesse Leiby, Dakota Kohler and Cole Stangle jockeying for positions.

Swinehart and Lilick continued to battle lap after lap and neither one gave way since they were both determined to win.

Lilick just got by Swinehart for the lead when the yellow came out for a fourth turn tangle at the ½-way mark.

With Lilick now ahead, Swinehart, Stangle, D. Kohler and Ryan Beltz diced for second through fifth and constantly swapping places back and forth.

Lilick never faltered and went on the chalk up career win number five. Swinehart crossed the line second, however, had a bitter disappointment when carburetor issues caused him to be disqualified. Stangle, Beltz, D. Kohler and Jesse Leiby were second through fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Nate Brinker, Jack Butler, Jimmy Leiby, Brian Hirthler and Brad Arnold.

Scott Kohler, Tom Miller and Bryan Rhoads were the heat winners. Brad Arnold won the consi.

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

RACE RESULTS

50 TH Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial Modified Feature (50-laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3. Jeff Strunk, 4. Ryan Watt, 5. Doug Manmiller, 6. Jared Umbenhauer, 7. Kyle Weiss, 8. Craig Whitmoyer, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Kenny Gilmore, 11. Justin Grim, 12. Briggs Danner, 13. Mike Gular, 14. Colt Harris, 15. Ryan Lilick, 16. Ron Kline, 17. Eric Biehn, 18. Carroll Hine III, 19. Ron Myers, 20. Brett Gilmore, 21. Joe Funk III, 22. Ron Haring Jr., 23. Kevin Hirthler, 24. Brad Grim, 25. Jorden Henn, 26. Duane Howard, 27. Rick Laubach, 28. Ryan Grim. DNQ: Darrin Schuler, John Willman, Mike Lisowski, Mark Levy, Mark Kratz, Ray Swinehart, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Dan Waisempacher, Dylan Swinehart and Mike Tyson.

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


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TYLER JOHNSTON RECORDS FIRST EVER FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY INSINGER PERFORMANCE CRATE SPORTSMAN VICTORY ON SATURDAY AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY.

KIRKWOOD, NY…Another new face graced Five Mile Point Speedway victory lane on Saturday night as Tyler Johnston recorded his first ever FMP victory in the Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman 20 lap main event.  He became the sixth different feature winner in seven races in the class and the fifth first time winner at the speedway this season in the division.
Johnston has been fast throughout the month of July at the speedway and he took advantage of his outside front row starting slot next to Brandon Loucks for the start of the 20 lap Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman main.  At the drop of the green Johnston quickly took the point utilizing the racy outside line of the speedway.  The first caution of the race flew with one lap in the books as Leah Decker, Brian Durbin and Mike Grover tangled in turn one.  Decker and Durbin were able to continue but Grover saw his night end early.
When the green flew Johnston immediately picked up where he left off and Gary Smith hustled in to second place. This left Loucks to contend with ninth place starter Bobby Flood who was on the move early.  Although Smith grabbed second Loucks battled back while Flood remained within striking distance.  On lap 8 Loucks retook second place as a great battle ensued among the top five.  This allowed Johnston to open his lead as the battles were plenty behind him.
A caution on lap 10 regrouped the field again.  Johnston maintained his advantage with Smith recapturing second place from Loucks.  Loucks again had to battle with Flood for third place as Blaine Klinger and Lem Atkins waited on any error up front.  Out front Johnston went virtually unchallenged for the balance of the 20 lap main event.  Flood advanced to third place on lap 12 and took over second from Smith with only two laps remaining.  At the finish it was Johnston for his first win at the speedway over Flood, Smith, Klinger and Loucks.
Justin Slezak took the lead at the start of the 20 lap Factory Stock feature event and led wire to wire.  For Slezak the victory was his second of the 2020 season.  Buck Mills, Ray Lindquist, Josh Dumas and Josh Oles completed the top five finishers.
The 600 Modified 20 lap main event went caution free with Brett Gray leading the entire distance.  For Gray, it was his third win in a row and a bounty will go in effect at the next race Monday, August 10th at the speedway.  Bob Hamm, Dave Brown, Eli Askar and John Glover completed the top five.
Tim Vandemark has now won four FWD Four Cylinder Expert features in a row at the speedway.  In the process he collected a $150 bonus as the bounty on him continues on Monday, August 10th.  Kaleb Lacey had a strong run to finish second in the 15 lap main event.  Randy Lane, Walter Decker and Steve Lunn completed the top five.
The new Crate Sportsman Futures division 20 lap feature event was won by Josh Mondak.  It was his first ever victory in week number two of the new class.  Kyle Walsh and Eric Reese Jr. were the top three finishers.  Owen Clark was the FWD Four Cylinder Novice 12 lap feature winner.  He topped Greg Slater, Anthony Zecchino, Bethany Bertram and Austin Slater.  Joshua Landers was the Juniors winner.
COUNTER POINTS…No racing action takes place this Saturday…The next event is Monday, August 10th with the 56th running of the Heath Memorial.  The Modifieds will run in a 30 lap main event paying $2,000 to win.  The race will air live on pay per view through www.dirttrackdigest.tv.  The weekly classes will be in competition with the exception of the Futures class which will have the night off.  Racing on August 10th begins at 7 p.m.
OFFICIAL INSINGER FUELS CRATE SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS):  TYLER JOHNSTON, Bobby Flood, Gary Smith, Blaine Klinger, Brandon Loucks, Lem Atkins, Russell Benke, Matt Brewer, Tom Hampton, Brandon Fritsch, Leah Decker, Mark Longstreet, Punkie Marsh, Seth Zacharias, Jason Feinberg, Matt Sobiech, Brian Durbin, Mike Grover.
FACTORY STOCK OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (20):  JUST SLEZAK, Buck Mills, Ray Lindquist, Josh Dumas, Josh Oles, Adam Gilbert, Kurtis Stickle.
6O0 MODIFIED OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (20):  BRETT GRAY, Bob Hamm, Dave Brown, Eli Askar, John Glover, Dominic Amato, Aydan Morgan.
FWD FOUR CYLINDER OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (15):  TIM VANDEMARK, Kaleb Lacey, Randy Lane, Walter Decker, Steve Lunn, Jeff Degroat, Rick Lunn, Dave Simms.
FWD FOUR CYLINDER NOVICE OFFICIAL FEATURE FINISH (12):  OWEN CLARK, Greg Slater, Anthony Zecchino, Bethany Bertram, Austin Slater, Ashley Wilson, Ashley Slater, Doug Newbigging.
JUNIOR 600 MODIFIED/SLINGSHOT:  JOSHUA LANDERS, Aver Decker.

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“(Pangrazio) has a helluva powerplant in that #7 car but he had to use up his tires going around everybody getting to the front,” figured Grant, who moved to within 10 points (338-328) of three-time winner Pangrazio heading down the stretch. “Know I don't have his power but I just look for bite all over the track early on. I keep the car straight where its faster and I'm able to diamond the turns which really makes the straightaways a couple hundred yards longer where you can make up ground.”

Rounding out the top-5 were second-generation standout Smith, DePuy in his season debut aboard a foreign ride, and Marc Minutolo behind the wheel of back-up black no 25B entry for the first time. All-time LOLR stock car winner Welch regrouped to cross the line sixth ahead of fast starter Quigley.

LEGEND LEDGER
When action resumes Aug. 8 at LOLR, double features for both the Pepsi Big-Block Modifieds and MEM 305 Sprints will highlight another big 'Saturday Spectacular' along with a full card of Speed Connection Sportsman and Street Stock racing.

Derrick Podsiadlo and Lance Dusett are slated to pace the stacked 31-car Modified field for a 35-lap feature go while Jerry Sehn Jr. and Trevor Years fill the front row with 18 winged machines lined up for a 20-lap A-Main.

SUPER DIRTcar SERIES SHUFFLE
The coronavirus continues its stronghold on the 2020 Super DIRTcar Series schedule and no track has been hit harder in recent weeks than the Land of Legends, losing its second tour blockbuster to the world-wide pandemic.

In the most recent setback, LOLR officials and the Haers family have jointly decided to move the 2nd Annual Gerald Haers Memorial Big-Block Modified race from Aug. 13 to Sept. 19. The event was originally scheduled to coincide with NASCAR's Watkins Glen Weekend, with a few special guests expected to be in attendance.

As the premise of the lucrative Haers Memorial event remains to be big and offer one of the best weekends of Modified racing in honor of Gerald, NASCAR's agenda adjustment to the Daytona (Fla.) Int'l road course initiated the schedule change. As per a press release from NASCAR, "New York State health and safety regulations" were cited as the reason for moving that weekend's race south out of Watkins Glen.

Now rescheduled for the third Saturday in September, the unique 'Triple 20' heat format and 74-Lap Modified main event will highlight the Haers Memorial and be complemented by a Northeast DIRTcar Sportsman Series showdown.

Round #1 of the Super DIRTcar Series in Canandaigua was on tap for July 2 before ever-revolving NYS COVID-19 restrictions pushed the headline 'Liberty 100' to July 22. That event was ultimately scrapped altogether due to rain.

The final full month of the summer race season continues next week with the Aug. 8 'Saturday Spectacular' featuring a four-star show of Pepsi Big-Block Modified, Speed Connection Sportsman, Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint and Street Stock action at Land Of Legends Raceway. Pit gates open at 4:00pm and race time is 7:00pm. With grandstand attendance currently not permitted due to the social distancing mandates put in place, LIVE video coverage continues for the remaining race dates and can be viewed on Land of Legends TV for $15.

Download the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodbarber.landoflegends or
App Store
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/land-of-legends/id1508128970?uo=4 to secure your raceday pass today.

As the 57th race season continues to make tire tracks, be sure to follow the point standings and breaking news online by visiting www.LandOfLegendsRaceway.com. To discuss remaining marketing opportunities available at the track, please contact LOLR GM Greg Emerson via e-mail gemerson@landoflegendsraceway.com.

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

Land of Legends Raceway Event Summary – August 1, 2020
ADMAR Construction Equipment presents Saturday Spectacular
Pepsi Big-Block Modified
*Feature (35 laps/$2,000-to-win): Rain-delayed to Sat., Aug. 8
Starting Line-Up: 1. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 2. 77-Lance Dusett, 3. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr., 4. 33j-Robbie Johnston III , 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 6. 11j-James Sweeting, 7. 7f-Matt Farnham, 8. 23-Kyle Coffey, 9. 21x-Dillon Groover, 10. 14j-Alan Johnson, 11. 3-Justin Haers, 12. 25-Erick Rudolph, 13. 31m-Jimmy Maier, 14. 19-Tim Fuller, 15. 49-Billy Dunn, 16. 44-Russell Morseman, 17. 44v-Phil Vigneri III, 18. 99L-Larry Wight, 19. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 20. 83x-Tim Sears Jr., 21. 42p-Pat Ward, 22. m1-Dave Marcuccilli, 23. 63-Adam Roberts, 24. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 25. m1x-Tim Murphy, 26. 55-Matt Hulsizer, 27. 88-Mat Williamson, 28. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 29. 82-Ryan Susice, 30. 19w-Justin Wright, 31. 21x-Eric Williams(ALT).

*Feature (35 laps / *curfew-delayed from 7/18): 1. m1-Dave Marcuccilli ($2,000), 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 42p-Pat Ward, 4. 11j-James Sweeting, 5. 99L-Larry Wight, 6. 14j-Alan Johnson, 7. 23-Kyle Coffey, 8. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 9. 49-Billy Dunn, 10. 22g-Gil Tegg Jr., 11. 33j-Robbie Johnston III, 12. 77-Lance Dusett, 13. 63-Adam Roberts, 14. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo, 15. 25-Erick Rudolph, 16. 12x-Dillon Groover, 17. 31m-Jimmy Maier, 18. 3-Justin Haers, 19. 28p-Eldon Payne,Jr., 20. 44-Russell Morseman, 21. 21x-Eric Williams, 22. 14ny-Daniel Johnson Jr., 23. 19w-Justin Wright, 24. 7f-Matt Farnham, 25. 82-Ryan Susice.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Tegg, Johnston, Farnham, Sweeting, Rudolph, Ward, Murphy, Susice(DNS).
#2: Sheppard, Maier, Fuller, Haers, Groover, Marcuccilli, Hulsizer, D.Johnson.
#3: Sears, Dunn, Vigneri, Dusett, Coffey, Roberts, Williamson, Williams(DNS).
#4: A.Johnson, Phelps, Wight, Podsiadlo, Morseman, Payne, Wright(DNS).

Speed Connection Sportsman Modified
*Feature (13 laps/rain-shortened): 1. 20x-Kevin Ridley ($750), 2. 7s-Torrey Stoughtenger, 3. 38-Zach Sobotka, 4. 35-Nick Cooper, 5. 61-Andrew Jacobson, 6. 27-Brian Fish, 7. 12g-Matt Guererri, 8. 113jr.-Frank Guererri Jr., 9. 117jr.-C.J. Castelletti, 10. 31-Kane Bristol, 11. 9-Tim Baker, 12. 7-Paul Guererri, 13. 56-Garrison Krentz, 14. 70a-Alex Payne, 15. 11n-Ricky Newton, 16. 410-Mike Fowler, 17. 32-Ryan Shanahan, 18. 44-Dave Conant Jr., 19. 1f-A.J. Lloyd, 20. 7z-Zach Payne, 21. 99m-Mike Phelps, 22. 6-Cody Manitta, 23. 23b-Timmy Borden Jr., 24. 90-Nathan Peckham, 25. 4-Emmett Waldron, 26. 25g-Nick Guererri.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Krentz, Jacobson, Conant, Borden, Waldron, Shanahan, R.Martin, D.Martin, Manitta, Moden.
#2: Newton, N.Guererri, Fish, Peckham, Fowler, Joy, A.Payne, Years, Close, Nutting.
#3: Stoughtenger, Ridley, Cooper, Sobotka, Bristol, Lloyd, Mackey, Talbot, Hoxie, Reid.
#4: P.Guererri, Baker, M.Guererri, Castelletti, F.Guererri, Phelps, George, Z.Payne, Vinson, Barrett.
Consolations (8 laps)
#1: Shanahan, Manitta, A.Payne, 132-Dalton Martin, 28x-Jordan Moden, 17j-Brent Joy, 92-Rick Martin, 04-Eric Years(DNS), 42-Darryl Nutting(DNS).
#2: Lloyd, Phelps, Z.Payne, 3r-Chris Mackey, 80x-Zachary George, 9r-Jonathan Reid, 14t-Payton Talbot, 79-Brandon Close, 00-Sam Hoxie, 93-Tyler Vinson, 21x-Ryan Barrett(DNS).

Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint
*Feature (20 laps): Rain-delayed to Sat., Aug. 8
Starting Line-Up: 1. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr., 2. 13t-Trevor Years, 3. 17e-Ethan Gray, 4. 121-Steve Glover, 5. 53-Bobby Parrow, 6. 18c-Dan Craun, 7. 48a-Alysha Bay, 8. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 9. X-Dan Bennett, 10. 38-Jason Whipple, 11. 9k-Kyle Pierce, 12. 77-Matt Rotz, 13. 8g-Bobby Gardner, 14. 3-Bri Donath, 15. 56-Josh Pieniazek, 16. 75-Brandyn Griffin, 17. 2-Aaron Jacobus, 18. 7-Andy Jacobus.
Heats (8 laps)
#1: Ruggles, Sehn, Gray, Parrow, Bennett, Pierce, Gardner, Pieniazek(DNS), Ar.Jacobus(DNS).
#2: Bay, Years, Craun, Glover, Whipple, Rotz, Donath, Griffin, An.Jacobus.

Street Stock
*Feature (20 laps): 1. 36-Jimmy Grant, 2. 7-Josh Pangrazio, 3. 55p-Parker Smith, 4. 57j-Adam DePuy, 5. 25b-Marc Minutolo, 6. 00-Mike Welch, 7. 34q-Jason Quigley, 8. 93-Jared Hill, 9. 74-Ronald “Bundy” Metcalf, 10. 37x-Carl Johnson, 11. 64-Bob Buono, 12. 55b-Blane Smith, 13. 25L-Jamie Eldredge, 14. 3-Patrick Hobbs, 15. 12s-Dakota Sharp, 16. 5c-Rick Crego, 17. 122-Chris Beyea, 18. 4q-Doug Chappius.
Heats (6 laps)
#1: Quigley, Buono, Grant, Metcalf, P.Smith, DePuy, B.Smith, Crego, Eldredge.
#2: Pangrazio, Minutolo, Welch, Hill, Johnson, Beyea, Chappius, Sharp, Hobbs.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Saturday Spectacular, Aug. 8 @ 7pm; Lee Depew & Son Trucking presents Big-Block Modified/Sportsman/305 Sprint/Street Stock.
Honeoye Auto parts presents Thursday Spectacular, Aug. 13 @ 7pm; Big-Block Modified-40L $4,000-to-win/Sportsman-25L $1,000-to-win/Street Stock-20L $500-to-win. *No Racing Sat., Aug. 15.

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Sportsman Grad Marcuccilli Enters Name In LOLR Big-Block Recordbook
Ridley wins rain-shortened Sportsman feature after Grant drops Pangrazio in Stock Car action

*Dave Marcuccilli victory lane photo attachment by Don Romeo

Canandaigua, NY – Aug. 1, 2020 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR

Former track champion Dave Marcuccilli and front-runner Jimmy Grant kicked off the final full month of summer in victory lane while veteran Kevin Ridley was declared a winner pitside as late evening showers curtailed a second straight motorsports show at Land Of Legends Raceway.

With rain continuing to fall and more precipitation on the way, track officials were forced to put a halt to the first 'Saturday Spectacular' of August at 9:35pm, postponing the Pepsi Big-Block Modified feature and Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car A-Main until Aug. 8. Ridley held the lead with 13 laps complete in the headline 25-lap Speed Connection Sportsman finale when the decision was made, thus giving him the win as half the race was run.

“Unreal,” remarked Marcuccilli, 43, as his voice cracked with emotion following his first career Big-Block Modified win at his long-time home in Ontario County. Racking up 28 victories at LOLR, the four-time (2015-18) DIRTcar Sportsman track points champion held off open-wheel all-star Tim Fuller to take top honors in the Modified main that was postponed from July 18.

“Never saw anybody (once out front) yet made a lot of mistakes the last two laps. Probably didn't look like it outside the car but I made a ton inside the car. Maybe just starting to get nervous or something. To me this (win) is huge, probably the biggest race ever for me. Too bad there aren't any fans in the stands to enjoy it but I'm sure those at home and the people here did,” noted Marcuccilli, who collected $2,000 for his memorable win on ADMAR Construction Equipment Night at the Ontario County Fairgrounds.

Gil Tegg Jr. paced a full field to begin the 35-lapper before Matt Farnham looped his Modified mount in turn two on the second circuit to bring out a yellow flag. Filing in fifth on the 25-car starting grid, Marcuccilli charged into first on the ensuing restart only to return it to Tegg as Justin Wright got caught up in a turn four skirmish to incur another caution period. A quick third slowdown came after Dillon Groover slid off the track high in turn three following contact with Billy Dunn, but this time lap two was scored and Marcuccilli was credited with the top spot.

Back under green, Marcuccilli opened up a comfortable advantage while the top contenders diced for position high and low. Twelfth-starting Fuller was the biggest mover, flying into third through six laps with only Kyle Coffey between him and the leader.

Lap 15 contact between Justin Haers and division points leader Larry Wight on the front chute ended with Haers spinning in turn one to bring Marcuccilli back to the pack, but the Montezuma wheelman stretched the margin back to a dozen car-lengths with 20 complete. Fuller finally tracked down Coffey on lap 29, then with still five to go pulled up to the bumper of the blue #M1 MP (Mike Payne) Delivery-Mohawk Northeast/Bicknell machine when the yellow lights came back on for front-five running Erick Rudolph's parked mount in turn four.

Fuller peeked low in turn two with a couple laps to go but Marcuccilli never flinched as he held on for a narrow two car-length victory at the stripe. Riding seventh for the final lap 30 restart, opening night winner Pat Ward rallied to place third ahead of James Sweeting, who netted his first top-5 tally of the season. Wight worked his way from 17th to settle for fifth at the wire, with all-time LOLR winner Alan Johnson and Coffey crossing the line next.

“We struggled with the Big-Block last season, made some changes this year and went in a different direction with Mike (Payne, LJL-Kevlar engine supplier) on how we do things and its worked out better,” said Marcuccilli, after becoming the 103rd Modified winner at Canandaigua since 1952. “There's no pressure on Mike, at least with me, and he gets to come here and watch the races with his son (Zach, Sportsman driver) and still gets to watch me. We've been slowly improving and this kind of shows it.”

“We got lucky with the kind of race track we were on today. People don't realize how tough it is to race here with track conditions always changing and the caliber of drivers. We just haven't been even close enough or fast enough to win these races so this is a surprise to me as well,” added Marcuccilli, who scored his only other top-5 finish (4th) the last race run July 2.

Circling the hallowed half-miler in the Sportsman ranks since 2005, NOT pulling his no. 20x Fred's Fab'N Fold-Champion Power Equipment-Lakeshore Auto Mall/Bicknell into victory lane this season is about all that surprised Ridley. Yet that changed Saturday as the Waterloo warrior took his first checkered flag of 2020.

“Been running good and always felt like we were going to win, just had to make the right changes for the slicker surface,” summed up Ridley, 42, who ironically surpassed Marcuccilli on the all-time LOLR Sportsman win list after his 29th career triumph. The 2008 & '13 track points champion now stands third behind only Paul Guererri (45) and Steve Gray (30).

“To be up there high on the list of wins is pretty big. We don't win too much so its difficult to move up with such a talented group. Don't think anybody will ever catch Paul but we're still proud of how long we've been able to win out here,” Ridley said.

With light rain in the air, Ridley wasted little time despite no particular pre-race plan in place to get to the point so fast.

Pole-sitter Torrey Stoughtenger out-dragged front row partner Timmy Borden Jr. at the outset before Mike Phelps looped his ride high in turn one to incur the initial caution with one lap in the books. The next time around Borden spun between the first two corners, collecting Nick Guererri to require a second slowdown with Stoughtenger holding back Nick Cooper in the early stages as Ridley charged.

When rookie Emmett Waldron spun over the turn one bank to end his night after only three laps, a mad dash for the top spot shuffled the deck over the next two miles. Dueling in three-wide fashion, Cooper slid between low-running Stoughtenger and high-riding Ridley to take the lead across the line on lap four. Stoughtenger rebounded to regain the lead the next time around only to give way to Ridley on lap seven in the final exchange up front.

Newcomer Cody Manitta spun in turn one to force out what amounted to the final yellow flag of the show as the field was sent into the pits with rain intensifying. Fifteen minutes later the final results were announced and Ridley was declared the winner over Stoughtenger followed by points leader Zach Sobotka, Cooper and Andrew Jacobson.

“With a lot of faster cars ahead of me I just planned to follow those guys to the front, be patient and not wreck the car early,” revealed Ridley, who started 13th in the 26-car field. “Its been tough out here lately with a lot of new drivers, all getting used to the speed and trying to find the fastest lines to follow. We've had a good stretch, been among the fastest since day one. Made some changes tonight and finally might have this coil car figured out.”

Grant seems to have things figured out in the full-fender ranks, for the second time this season not only cracking the elusive winner's circle but authoring a late-race pass of perennial power Josh Pangrazio in doing so.

“I just take my time and take care of my tires, know I'll be there at the end,” said Grant, 34, the only driver with top-5 feature finishes in all six events. “I just smile when I see (Pangrazio) sail on by, saying to myself 'use 'em up, use 'em up.' At the end of the race tonight my tires still looked pretty fresh.”

Despite Street Stocks leading off the program, the first feature of the night was ultimately the most dramatic as the Grant/Pangrazio slugfest continued in its purest form. Jason Quigley jumped out to the early lead with Grant (8th) and Pangrazio (10th) beginning the 20-lapper further back.

A pair of early yellow flags flew for a turn four mishap involving Doug Chappius on lap two and when Mike Welch checked up low in a three-wide scramble for position with Marc Minutolo (middle) and Ron 'Bundy' Metcalf (high) rounding turn three. Pangrazio slid high off the track onto the grass in the second incident and joined Welch in the pits for a brief stop although both returned to restart in the rear.

With Quigley still out front, all eyes turned to Pangrazio as the Oakfield ace blistered the outside lane in his bid for a fourth straight win. Already storming from last to eighth on the second lap two restart, Pangrazio grabbed fifth in a wild four-wide maneuver the next time around and after five laps only Quigley and runner-up Parker Smith remained in his sight.

Smith nosed ahead of Quigley on lap six but the lead lasted less than a half-mile as Pangrazio ducked low across the line to complete his mission to the front. Rolling quietly in the wings from lap one, Grant moved under Smith exiting turn two on lap nine and with half the race gone '19 points king Adam DePuy behind the wheel of Quinn Sutherland's #57J Chevrolet Camaro and Quigley settled into the front-five.

Mirroring the heroics in his last victory –and Pangrazio's last loss– on June 13, Grant methodically cut into the deficit and lap after lap crept closer aboard the black no. 36 Washburn Excavating-Hands Performance & Powder Coating-Champion Scrap Chevy Monte Carlo. And while Grant got by Pangrazio for the lead with three to go in round one, the popular Penn Yan pilot needed 19 laps to gain the point and cruise on to a satisfying three car-length victory at the wire.


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Racing Discussion / Re: Lancaster results??
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:09:20 PM »
Mark...they got anyone who can send us the PR to post? Wasn't sure if they have anyone who is writing recaps etc for the papers or website yet....

Thx in advance.

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Ruggles Overcomes Hand Injury To Cash In First CRSA Victory At Penn Can Speedway


Race Report by Steven Ovens – July 26th, 2020 – AJ Yabroudy photo –

 

(SUSQUEHANNA, PA) – Darryl Ruggles overcame a lot to win his first ever CRSA sanctioned event at Penn Can Speedway. It was the first time in four years that the traveling series had held an event at Gary Folk Sr.’s racetrack that ran in front of a full grandstand and full pit area.

 

The Super Gen Products CRSA 305 Sprints were last scheduled to race at Penn Can three times in 2017, with all events being lost to rain. Josh Flint, a Penn Can winner in 2016, was the only driver in the 20-car starting field who previously had a CRSA victory at “The Can.” A majority of the drivers in the pit area had never raced at Penn Can in a 305 or maybe only select starts in a Mini Sprint.

 

But for the race winner out of Hopewell, NY there was a lot more to overcome than just lack of laps around the Susquehanna, PA facility. Ruggles underwent a surgical procedure earlier in the week and had a cast placed on his right lower arm and hand- with only the thumb tip and lower half of the other four fingers exposed.

 

“I asked my doctor if I could race (at Penn Can) on Friday night and he said ‘absolutely not’,” noted Ruggles in Victory Lane.

 

“The nurse came in to form the cast to my hand and I asked her before it sets up if I could grab ahold of the chair that was in the room. She didn’t quite understand what I was doing, but I told her I needed to form it enough to be able to hold my steering wheel.”

 

Ruggles had help from the redraw which is typically not kind to the defending CRSA sanctioned track champion from Land of Legends Raceway. After making the redraw out of his heat race, ‘The Motorized Madman’ drew number two to start next to the driver with likely the most amount of experience at Penn Can- Thomas Radivoy.

 

Radivoy and Ruggles brought the field to the green flag and they would race wing-to-wing for the first two circuits with Ruggles able to nose ahead at the line each time. After a quick yellow for McDonough, NY’s Dalton Herrick whose No. 29 slowed on the track, Ruggles put a safe distance between himself and Radivoy before approaching slower traffic ahead.

 

2-time and defending CRSA Series Champion Jeff Trombley had his own problems to sort out in Round 2 of the 2020 schedule. Trombley was an innocent participant in a Lap 1 heat race crash that sent his No. 3a pit side with heave damage. He would start in last place, 20th starting position, and pass seven cars before the first caution on Lap 2. Trombley would get to as high as 11th place before sliding back through the pack to finish 16th.

 

There would only be one yellow flag in the 25-lap event, allowing Ruggles to get back out front and set his own pace and rhythm before hitting slower traffic at the halfway mark of the event. Radivoy would close the gap to two car lengths as Ruggles hit slower traffic but the crafty veteran weaved through traffic to keep putting cars between himself and Radivoy.

 

Behind the top two was Rotterdam, NY’s Josh Pieniazek aboard the 56 machine who started in eighth and clawed his way forward to get third place at the checkered flag. The race’s hard charger was 2016 winner Josh Flint, who picked off seven cars from the sixteenth starting spot to finish ninth.

 

With four laps remaining, Radivoy had once again closed the gap to nearly the tail tank of the 48jr, but that was as close as he would get. Ruggles drove away and hid in traffic over the final four circuits to claim his first CRSA victory at “The Can.”

 

“Thank you to all these fans that came out tonight and thank you to Penn Can for hosting us,” Ruggles added with a thunderous cheer in return from the Penn Can faithful.

 

The top five included Ruggles, Radivoy, Pieniazek, Andy Jacobus out of Corning, NY and Middletown, NY’s Tyler Jashembowski fifth.

 

Next on the schedule for the Super Gen Products CRSA 305 Sprints is a tentatively scheduled trip to Thunder Mountain Speedway on August 15, followed by a return trip to Penn Can on Friday August 21, a Saturday trip to Land of Legends Raceway on August 29 and the finale at Afton Motorsports Park on October 9.

 

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

 

For more information on the series, results, points and 2020 schedule please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

 

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Tour on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

SUPER GEN PRODUCTS CRSA 305 SPRINT TOUR @ PENN CAN SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL RESULTS- Friday July 24th, 2020:

25-Lap A-Main (20 cars): 1. 48jr DARRYL RUGGLES (1), 2. 1Q Thomas Radivoy, 3. 56 Josh Pieniazek, 4. 7 Andy Jacobus, 5. 98t Tyler Jashembowski, 6. 13t Trevor Years, 7. 48a Alysha Bay, 8. 9k Kyle Pierce, 9. 41j Josh Flint, 10. 25w Dana Wagner 11. 112 Mike Van Pelt, 12. 56v Ronnie Greek, 13. 18c Dan Craun, 14. 75 Brandyn Griffin, 15. 1HD Cory Sparks, 16. 56d Peter Dance, 17. 3a Jeff Trombley, 18. 22m Matt Priscott, 19. 17e Ethan Gray, 20. 29 Dalton Herrick DNF

 

Lap Leaders: Ruggles 1-25

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1HD Cory Sparks, 112 Mike Van Pelt, 13t Trevor Years, 56v Ronnie Greek, 25w Dana Wagner, 56d Peter Dance DNF, 3a Jeff Trombley DNF

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 98t Tyler Jashembowski, 48jr Darryl Ruggles, 17e Ethan Gray, 7 Andy Jacobus, 9k Kyle Pierce, 41J Josh Flint, 22m Matt Priscott

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 56 Josh Pieniazek, 1Q Thomas Radivoy, 48a Alysha Bay, 29 Dalton Herrick, 75 Brandyn Griffin, 18c Dan Craun

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Press Releases and Results / The Hill Speedway - Results July 24th
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:04:08 PM »
 The lead on most race results is usually first time winners, outstanding performances, or someone setting some sort of record. The most important lead to this week's story, is a reminder that The Hill will be closed on this coming  Friday, July 31, and will reopen on August 7. Hoping all of our loyal fans and competitors have a great break, and we will see you next week!

         D and L Disposal of Monroeton joined the wonderful group of marketing partners at the Speedway, and they were treated to a great night of racing. Larry Colton returned to Victory Lane in the Rear Wheel Drive Four Cylinder division, Dalton Maynard topped the leader board in the Snell Metalfab Crate Sportsman,  and Doug Stack Jr. didn't let a twelfth place starting spot keep him from taking the win in the Street Stock class. Matt Browning continued his winning ways in the Rear Wheel Drive Four Cylinders, Mike Morse kept his season perfect in the Pure Stocks,  Keith Jack Lamphere doubled up in the IMCA Style Modifieds,  and Chad Homan added to his win total in the Crate Late Models.

         Veteran racer Larry Colton has battled mechanical gremlins and bad luck off and on this season, but has still managed to stay competitive and near the top of the points standings. Friday night he returned to Victory Lane in the Rear Wheel Drive Four Cylinder class, leading the twenty lap feature from green to checker. Randy Mathews Jr. and Brett Gleason stayed close for the opening laps, with A.J. Lane and Anton Smith making it a foursome for second place by the third circuit. Lane and Mathews swapped the runnerup position until Lane finally gained the upper hand on lap twelve. Lane drew alongside Colton numerous times through the closing laps, but had to settle for second at the finish. Gleason succumbed to mechanical failure, leaving Mathews solidly third, with Anton Smith a few car lengthsback in fourth. Zach Bruce rounded out the top five.
FEATURE FINISH: Larry Colton, A.J. Lane, Randy Mathews Jr., Anton Smith, Zach Bruce, Trevor Belcher, Brett Neally, Eric Ellsworth, Andrew Collins, Brett Gleason., Mike Navone, Scott Bump.
Heat wins: Randy Mathews Jr., Larry Colton.

        Rich Powell powered to the lead in the Snell Metalfab Crate Sportsman feature, and led the first three laps, but from the fourth lap to the checkered flag it was the Dalton Maynard show. Powell, Rich Talada, and Tony Harris stayed inches off the leader's bumper, taking turns at trying to wrestle the lead away, but in the end their debate was for second place. With two laps to go, Harris overpowered Talada for the runnerup spot. Talada settled for third, with Powell fourth. Kinser Hill shook off his string of bad luck to finish with a solid fifth place.
FEATURE FINISH: Dalton Maynard, Tony Harris, Rich Talada,  Rich Powell,  Kinser Hill,  Geoff Powell, Jason Benjamin, Braden Buchanan,  Paul Gurastella, Quinten Buchanan .
Heat wins: Dalton Maynard, Rich Powell.

        Mike Koser and Jakub Ingham set the pace for the first three laps of the Street Stock feature, with 2019 Champ Earl Zimmer locking onto the second spot trying to put a move on Koser for the lead. Doug Stack Jr. was into third by the sixth lap and overpowered both Zimmer and Koser to take the lead at the halfway point, with Zimmer moving Koser back to third. Doug Stack Sr. joined the lead group and joined Lou Sharpsteen to pressure Koser for the third spot. Stack Jr. and Zimmer crossed the finish line one and two, and Doug Stack Sr. knocked down the third position. Koser held on for fourth, with Sharpsteen recording fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Doug Stack Jr., Earl Zimmer, Doug Stack Sr. Mike Koser, Lou Sharpsteen, Dan Force,  Tyler Belcher, Bill Tice, John McAdam, Dave Roberts, Howard Bailey, Thomas Moon, Dustin Maynard,  Dylon Hinckley, Jakub Ingham,  Bobby Maynard,  Abe Romanick. Eddie McKernan (DNS)
Heat wins: Earl Zimmer, Mike Koser

        Mike Wilcox led lap one of the Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinder feature, with Josh Bailey taking over for the next three circuits. Greg McKernan took over at the front to lead lap five, but by the next lap, multi time feature winner Matt Browning had taken command and would lead the way to the checkered flag. McKernan would keep the pressure on, joined by Adam Delgrosso and Bailey as that trio hotly debated second. Wilcox, Greg Slater, and Dakota Decker worked in a second group racing for fifth. Mckernan followed Browning across the line to get second with Degrosso alongside for third. Bailey hung on for fourth, withWicox topping second group and recording fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Matt Browning,  Greg McKernan,  Adam Delgrosso,  Josh Bailey,  Mike Wilcox,  Greg Slater, Dakota Decker,  Tim Johnson, John Maynard,  Jake Lamphere, Steve Castle, Kenny Benjamin, Gavin Maryott, Ryan Wood, Drayton Smith.
Heat wins: Greg McKernan, Adam Delgrosso,

        The Pure Stock feature was slowed by only rwo cautions but the action, in groups, was close throughout the event. Cole Burgess led the opening lap, but Mike Morse was picture perfect, taking the top spot on lap two and going on to keep his win record for the points season perfect. Burgess settled into the second spot, but right behind him the battle for third was intense throughout most of the event. Kevin Garland, Josh Vanderpool, and Zack Kriner kept the result in doubt right up to the last lap. Morse lapped all but the second place car on his way to the win, with Burgess recording second. Garland crossed third, Vanderpool fourth and Kriner fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Mike Morse, Cole Burgess, Kevin Garland,  Josh Vanderpool,  Zack Kriner, Brad Chilson, Bobby Maynard, Justin Hall (DNS),  Matt Sullivan (DNS), Buck Mills Jr. (DNS)

        Victor McNeil led the first lap of the IMCA Style Modified feature giving way to veteran competitor Ray McClure.  As Brad Sites moved in and challenged forr the lead, points leader Jake Maynard retired to the pits with mechanical issues.  Last week's winner, Keith Jack Lamphere, found a power lane on the outside and on lap six powered into second, and by the eighth lap had taken command. McClure hung onto second, with Sites, Mark Griffin, and Gary Lamphere tight to his bumper.  Keith Jack would go on to pick up the win, and with two to go, Sites powered around McClure for second. McClure held on for third,  over Griffin,and Keith Lamphere ended in fifth.
FEATURE FINISH:  Keith Jack Lamphere, Brad Sites, Ray McClure,  Mark Griffin,  Keith Lamphere,  Gary Lamphere,  Harry Ely,  Eddie Sites, Victor McNeil, J.W. Lamphere, Doug Lantz,  Matt Benjamin, Jake Maynard, A.J. Hunsinger.
Heat wins: Brad Sites, Keith Jack Lamphere.

          The final feature of the night was the Crate Late Model.  Chad Homan was again the class of the field, but the competition behind him kept the crowd's interest throughout the race. First points leader Darrin Horton provided the pressure, then Steve LaBarron. John Waters rode in second from the mid point on, but no one was able to wrestle the lead away. Homan added to his win total, with Waters second,  LaBarron third and Horton fourth. Rookie Mike Epler has been getting smoother and faster every week, and recorded another top five finish in fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Ghad Homan, John Waters, Steve LaBarron, Darrin Horton, Mike Epler, Ernie Martin, Joe Lane.
Heat win Chad Homan.
     
    As stated earlier, The Hill will be silent July 31, but will be back in action the following Friday 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!

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HIRTHLER, BOCK AND JENNINGS GAIN FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY NIGHT

50TH ANNUAL FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 26, 2020 . . . All three features on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway were down-to-the-wire duals between the race winner and runner-up with close to 90 cars racing.

The T.P. Trailers Modified NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts 30-lap feature was a battle till the bitter end between Kevin Hirthler, as he became the first repeat winner in the Green Lane/Wm. Penn, Pioneer Pole Building No. 117, and defending point champion Duane Howard.

Kenny Bock took advantage to take over first in the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature when rookie racer Dakota Kohler went too high and hit the fourth turn wall with two laps remaining. Kohler was able to continue, but fell to third as Jesse Leiby scooted underneath for second to challenge the leader. Bock, who thanked his parents and crew for their support, was able to withstand Leiby’s moves to score his first career victory after trying so hard and leading on numerous occasions in the past to become the fifth different winner in the class this season.

Eric Jennings ducked underneath leader Joe Biasi on the 21st lap of the 25-lap Winged Super Sportsman feature and held off Biasi’s late race challenges to go on to collect the win..

Providing the Modified and Sportsman 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 Hirthler and Kohler. Jesse Leiby earned an extra bonus from the track for being the highest crate engine finisher.

Kenny Gilmore set the pace for the first lap of the Modified feature before Hirthler, who had a dismal 20th-place finish the previous week, put the Dave George power plant, which was the sportsman car he would run on occasions with his modified engine underneath the hood, into the lead.

In a few laps Hirthler opened daylight leaving Gilmore, Ron Haring Jr. and Brett Kressley in a three-way battle for second trailed by Brad Grim and Briggs Danner.

Ryan Lilick stopped in the fourth turn on the eighth lap and the pack regrouped during the eighth lap yellow. Hirthler held his line when action resumed, but now he had to deal with Kressley, who was trying feverishly to get by him leaving no margin to error.

Back further in the pack trying to get to reel the front runners in were Gilmore, Haring and Howard.

Lapped cars later allowed Kressley and Howard to get on Hirthler’s bumper.

Fourth place runner Haring Jr. had his night end on the 23rd lap when he came to a halt in turn three for the second and final caution period. On the restart Hirthler chose the outside lane since his car was hooked up on the high lane and Howard had to deal with the inside trek. Hirthler was off and running on the restart. By this time last week’s feature winner and 2018 point champion Mike Gular joined the heated battle. Waiting in the wings for a slip up were Kressley and Rick Laubach.

Hirthler was able to keep the competition at bay to post his 14th 358 Modified victory. Coming up a half-car length short was second place finisher Howard followed by Gular, Kressley and Laubach. Ryan Grim, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Danner and Doug Manmiller completed the top ten.

Kressley, Danner, Gular and Gilmore won the heats. The consies were won by Manmiller and Ryan Lilick.

Bock took the early lead at the start of the Sportsman feature with pressure from Bryan Rhoads, Dakota Kohler, Derrick Smith and Dean Bachman.

It didn’t take Bock long to out distance himself while Kohler, Rhoads, Smith and Bachman tried to erase the margin.

Defending point champion Brad Brightbill spun in the second turn as his season misfortunes continued bringing out the ninth lap yellow. The restart was void when Ken Eckert Jr. hit the second turn wall. Bock led for three more laps after the restart before Kohler moved into first on the 12th circuit.

As the race progressed Kohler kept going higher getting close to the wall and with two laps remaining the inevitable occurred and he was into the fourth turn wall. He continued, but by this time Bock and Leiby were by him for first and second.

A first turn tangle between Lex Shive and Kyle Lilick set up a one-lap shoot-out. Bock knew who was behind him on the restart and didn’t hesitate when the race continued and went on to chalk up the triumph. Finishing a close second was Jesse Leiby with Kohler, third; Mark Kemmerer, fourth and Smith, fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brad Arnold, a feature race winner this year; Chris Esposito, Nate Brinker, John McGovern and Brian Hirthler.

Heats went to Rhoads, Kohler and Bock. The consi was won by Chris Esposito.

Cliff Brian was the early pacesetter of the Winged Super Sportsman feature while Rohan Beasley, Kevin Gutshall, Derek Sheaffer and Eric Jennings challenged.

Brian held onto first until the eighth lap when Biasi passed him to become the new pacesetter.

While Biasi showed the way, Brian and Jennings put on quite the shuffle for second.

With five laps to go Jennings was second making his presence known to Biasi, who was running the high groove.

Coming off the fourth turn Jennings dove underneath Biasi to take over first on the 21st lap and stayed there until he pulled in victory lane. Chasing him across were Biasi, Steve Wilbur, Brian and Brett Periogo. Gutshall, Craig Perigo, Jason Failor, John Stehman and Michael Smith finished sixth through tenth.

Beasley and Biasi won the heats.

Next Saturday night, August 1st, one of the most popular events of the season will be presented. A large field of Modified racing talents will be on hand trying for the win in the $10,000 to win 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lapper for Modifieds. In addition the Sportsman stocks will be part of the doubleheader show.

An added attraction will be the Acoustic Band featuring 1973 Freedom 76 winner Roger Knappenberger and his son Pete an auto racing radio personality. The band titled Maddie-Pearl will perform in the first turn pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

And as is the norm the folks from the Low Down and Dirty Radio show will be presenting their Meet & Greet at the main gate starting at 5 p.m.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. And kids under 6 are admitted free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for spectators and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, August 8th.

RACE RESULTS

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

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

Super Sportsman Feature (25-laps) 1. Eric Jennings, 2. Joe Biasi, 3. Steve Wilbur, 4. Cliff Brian, 5. Brett Perigo, 6. Kevin Gutshall, 7. Craig Perigo, 8. Jason Failor, 9. John Stehman, 10. Michael Smith, 11. Austin Lorah, 12. Luke Lentner, 13. Levi Hippensteel, 14. Rohan Beasley, 15. Derek Sheaffer, 16. Tom Savage. DNS: Bill Brian Jr.


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“Defending Track Champ Zack Curren Hold Off Tony Hanbury in Chemung’s B Mod Lid Lifter”
by Carol Houssock
 
(Chemung, NY) Chemung Speedrome’s season opener, though two months late, was everything a track would hope for – a great turnout of race teams and fans, competitive racing, and beautiful weather. This kicked off the second year under the promotional team of Ray and Ellen Hodge. Everyone was greeted by signs regarding the use of masks, frequent hand washing and remaining socially distant from each other. Winners parking alone in the Midstate Basement Authorities Victory Lane included Zack Curren (Insinger Sunoco B Modifieds), Nick Robinson (New York Super Stocks), DJ Shaw (4 Cylinders), Mark Taylor (Marion Decker Hobby Stocks), along with Chase Sinsabaugh (Bandit) and Kalysha DeMark (Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros). Racing this week will be on Saturday at 5 PM.

Defending track champion, Zack Curren, earned a sweep on opening night by winning both his heat race and the 30-lap Insinger Sunoco B Modified feature. Luck of the draw put Tony Hanbury on the pole, with Curren alongside for the start. Curren’s spot-on start on the high side propelled him to the lead. The first of four cautions came when Travis Spalding spun with nine laps complete. This time the front row was in reverse order, but the outcome remained the same. Curren led over Hanbury, Charlie Sharpsteen, heat winner Gene Sharpsteen and Scott Wylie. When the race resumed Wylie moved forward but then dropped out with a mechanical problem. Andy Lewis’ spin, followed by one by Lee Sharpsteen, slowed the action for a bit and brough Daryl Lewis, Jr. up to fourth with TJ Potrzebowski fifth. The last caution came when Dave Kozlowski spun and that set up the last chance for anyone to top Curren. No one could on this night, and he celebrated his win over Hanbury, C. Sharpsteen, G. Sharpsteen and Potrzebowski. A valve spring problem resulted in a DQ for D. Lewis, who had finished 3rd.

The New York Super Stocks proved eager to race with 35 cars signed in. The 26-car field was determined by five heats, won by jimmy Steffenhagen, Andy Cryan, Tim Gullo, Cameron Nichols and Garrett Zacharias, along with a B-main won by Mike Hyman. Jacob Gustafson led early, leaving some great side-by-side racing behind him. The field ran 21 laps before the first caution came out. The restart had Nick Robinson and Tim Gullo within striking distance. Neither of them, nor a hard-charging Steffenhagen had to strike in this one, as Gustafson spun in front of the field in turn two, collecting Zacharias. During the clean-up the track’s generator, which runs the Musco lighting system around the track, had two malfunctions. Already well over curfew, officials had no choice but to end the race with lap 23 on the scoreboard. The win went to Robinson, with Steffenhagen, Gullo, Cryan and Dylan Bancroft finishing in the top five.

Rumor had it that the 4 Cylinder division would be strong and competitive this year. That’s one rumor which proved to be fact with 19 cars on hand. Monica Green, Ryan Hurlbut and Dante Mancuso won the three heats to set the field for the scheduled 20-lap feature. This was one night, however, when the yellow flag flew so often that the race was eventually put on a 10-minute time limit. When they reached the 10th minute on lap 12 they were given the two-to-go indication and this one ended on lap 16. Rookie Ryan Hurlbut drew the pole and led early with DJ Shaw close behind him. Shaw took the lead on lap five and the pair restarted beside each other each time the caution slowed the field. With spins and cars stopped on the track to bring out cautions, this one was one not to be repeated except for the battle for the win. Shaw held on and got that win over Hurlbut, with Ricky Lane, Nick Galusha and Mancuso rounding out the top five.

The inaugural appearance of the Marion Decker Insurance Hobby Stocks drew three cars and the broom went to Mark Taylor for his sweep of both the heat race and 10-lap feature. Displaying great parity between them, he and Chuck Nichols stayed within two car lengths of each other for the duration. The only caution came when car #17 leaked fluid on the track. Taylor led all 10 laps for his first feature win.

The Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros ran a 10-lap feature only, led early by newcomer Kalysha DeMark. The only caution, for contact involving Derrick Vogler and Chase Sinsabaugh, ended Vogler’s night when his front bumper came off and couldn’t be reattached per INEX rules. DeMark resumed in the top spot until Sinsabaugh found momentum on the high side to take the lead. The defending Bandit champion held for the overall win, followed by DeMark with the Outlaw win. Devin Gullo finished 3rd, Vogler 4th.

Chemung moves to Saturday this week for a big money Insinger Sunoco B Modified show in memory of the late Gary Marshall. In addition to that 75-lap feature fans can watch the Insinger Sunoco Super Stocks, 4 Cylinders, Marion Decker Hobby Stocks and Coaches Pizza Bandoleros. Pits open at 2 PM this Saturday, with practice and grandstand gates at 4 PM and racing starting at 5 PM.

For information, ‘like’ us on Facebook: Chemung Speedrome – Racing at the Drome, or call Ray Hodge, Promoter, at 607-483-3468.

Of note:
The 26-car field of Super Stocks paid tribute to our country with American flags attached to their cars on some parade laps. Fans in attendance stood in tribute to the meaningful gesture.
A lucky fan from Elmira, NY won the $1,003 50/50, the largest payout in recent memory. An anonymous donor had put up $500 to guarantee the winner at least that much!
Zack Curren and DJ Shaw won the ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ of free wings at the Horseheads Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
It was justice, of sorts, for 4 Cylinder winner DJ Shaw. Last year the almost certain champion stepped away from racing, with a comfortable lead in the points, to focus on high school football. That earned him the track’s Hard Luck Award in 2019.

Results:
 
Insinger Sunoco B Modifieds (30 Laps): ZACK CURREN, Tony Hanbury, Charlie Sharpsteen, Gene Sharpsteen, TJ Potrzebowski, Lee Sharpsteen, Bryan Sherwood, Andy Lewis, Dave Kozlowski, Travis Spalding, Bill Chandler, Jr., Scott Wylie, Daryl Lewis, Jr. (DQ)
Heats: G. Sharpsteen, Curren
 
New York Super Stocks (23 Laps): NICK ROBINSON, Jimmy Steffenhagen, Tim Gullo, Andy Cryan, Dylan Bancroft, Cameron Nichols, Evan Rygielski, Robert Fink, Nate Peckham, Frank Chapman, Josh Hunter, Anthony Gullo, Jason Duke, Charlie Sharpsteen, Trevor Catalano, Barrett Schenk, Brian Hallett, Jacob Gustafson, Garrett Zacharias, Mark Spencer, Nik Welshans, Cole Hicks, Derrick Tarbox, Mike Hyman, Bob Palmer, Amber VanOrden
Heats:  Steffenhagen, Cryan, T. Gullo, Nichols, Zacharias
B Main: Hyman
 
4 Cylinders (16 Laps): DJ SHAW, Ryan Hurlbut, Ricky Lane, Nick Galusha, Dante Mancuso, Greg Moldt, John Byrd, Madelyn Virts, Russ Bulger, Megan Schoelles, Russ Bulger, Jr., Jason Peck, Mason Offhaus, Joey Bevacqua, Monica Green, Tyler Harbst, Bryce Bailey, Nick Bevacqua, Dustin Pryne (DNS)
Heats: Green, Hurlbut, Mancuso
 
Marion Decker Insurance Hobby Stocks (10 Laps): MARK TAYLOR, Chuck Nichols, #17
Heat: Taylor
 
Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros (10 Laps): CHASE SINSABAUGH (Bandit), Kalysha DeMark (Outlaw), Devin Gullo, Derrick Vogler
 

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AJ SLIDEWAYS PICK-UP SECOND FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY.
                Matt Sheppard and Glen Whritenour Bounty’s roll over to next week.     
Story by Kenny Shupp JR.  PR Director
(Dundee, NY)  Alan Johnson took advantage of a late race flat tire on then race leader, Matt Sheppard and went on to pick-up his second feature event of the 2020 season and first since opening night on June 5 at the Outlaw Speedway.  A full twenty-four car field consisting of many of Upstate New York’s top Modified stars were in action including Syracuse native, Lightning Larry Wight who made his first appearance of 2020.  All were looking to take down four -time feature winner and current high point leader, Super Matt Sheppard.  For the second consecutive week track owner/promoter, Tyler Siri had posted a bounty for any driver that can beat Sheppard with the catch that Super Matt must be running at the end of the thirty-lap feature event and be on the lead lap as the winner.  The Matt Sheppard Bounty had increased from $1,000 the first week to $1,500 on this night.  Last week Sheppard suffered mechanical woes just past the half-way point and was relegated to a twentieth-place finish.
A pair of second-generation drivers in Greg Birosh and Cory Costa brought the field to the opening green flag with Costa not wasting anytime hustling his new HigFab machine to the front and cruised out to a comfortable lead.  Three early caution flags on laps six, seven and eight slowed the pace and kept Matt Sheppard in touch with the leaders as he was moving quickly thru the field from his customary sixth row starting spot.  On the lap eight restart Sheppard was already up to third and by lap eleven had disposed of both Costa and the second place running machine of Brady Fultz and began to open a massive lead.  Another yellow flag would wave on lap thirteen and by that point invader, Larry Wight was already into the top ten from his twenty-first starting spot.  On the restart, Super Matt would again extend his lead to over a full straight away, however the fourth of five caution flags would wave again on lap twenty-six.  It was at this point that Sheppard’s machine was noticed to be having a right rear tire going soft.  In the restart, then second place runner, Alan Johnson was able to get by the Sheppard machine and take the top spot.  The final yellow came on the next lap as Sheppard made a dash to the hot pit area for a tire change and he returned to the speedway only to have to re-start deep in the field and with just a few laps remaining did not have nearly enough time to make it back to the front and challenge AJ Slideways.  Sheppard’s problems only continued as he pulled into the infield on lap twenty -eight and was done for the night. For the second week in a row the unflappable Super Matt Sheppard has been beaten at a facility that he has dominated for the past four seasons, both nights falling to mechanical woes.  With that the $1,500 bounty that was placed on Sheppard will now roll over till the next event, which is scheduled for Friday, July 31.
Give due credit to AJ Slideways as he started the race in the tenth starting spot, drove very methodically by some very good drivers and equipment and once out front cruised to the popular win.  Brady Fultz continues his strong season with yet another runner-up finish and again proves that he can run with the upper echelon in the sport.  The third and final podium finishing position was claimed by Lightning Larry Wight who put on a masterful drive and took full advantage of the last race caution flags to improve positions and crack the top three.  Fourth at the finish was claimed by The Doctor, Danny Johnson who has been nothing but a picture of top five consistency at Outlaw all season long.  Kyle Coffey, who like The Doctor has been solid all season long in running with the lead group rounded out the top five finishers.       
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman feature Doug Smith and Bryan Rhodes brought the twenty-five-car field to Raymond Kennerup’s opening green flag.   Second generation pilot, Billy Paine has been steadily honing his skills under the watchful eye of his legendary father, The Hurricane Steve Paine.  Fast tracking his career thru the Crate Sportsman Division and even doing a stint in a full blown Modified, Billy Paine has shown that the apple has not fallen far from the tree when it comes to driving talent.  After a season filled with disappointment and problems, Paine has struggled at times, but on this night, he was able to put it all together.  Starting inside the second row, Billy P moved to the lead, held his composure thru a rash of caution flags including a late race bone jarring crash taking out several cars including pole starter, Smith along with Hollywood Chris Silvers and Doug Kline among others.  On the restart, Paine was able to keep perennial Sportsman favorites, Will Shields and Zach Sobotka at bay over the closing laps and hold on for his first ever Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman feature win at the Outlaw Speedway.  Sobotka just nipped Shields at the line for second and third with Travis Grover and veteran driver, Dale Welty rounding the top five finishers. 
In the companion Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman Division, a huge field of some twenty-nine machines took to the fast four-tenths of a mile clay oval for their twenty-five-lap feature. 
Stacy Jackson and JT Sperring brought the field to the green with Sperring not wasting any time wrestling away the top spot.  Sperring would lead thru lap five when two-time 2020 class feature winner, Will Shields would take over the top spot.  A barrage of caution flags, seven in all would keep the pace slowed and the field bunched with yellow flags coming on laps six, seven, eight, seventeen, eighteen and twenty-one.  However, the final and worst caution by far came on the last lap as Sheilds was taking the double checkered flags.  A mid-pack train wreck occurred just shy of the start finish line involving numerous hard charging machines.  As the carnage was removed from the speedway included in the wreck were the Duhow, Rhodes, Jacobsen, Waldron, Buono, Harward and Mayo machines.  First time drivers at the track this season in Dylan Duhow and Andrew Jacobsen suffered heavy, heavy damage to both machines with reports that both cars being destroyed.  For Jacobsen it was only the fourth race on his new machine.  Luckily, all drivers walked away, but the damage to numerous machines was big.  Because the checkered flag had waved and at least seven machines had crossed the line prior to the crash the race was determined to be official.  2019 Hoosier Tire Sportsman Track Champion, Will Shields was able to hold on for his third trip to victory lane in the division thus far on the season as he was chased across the line by top class runners Alex Payne, Zach George, Zach Sobotka while early race leader, JT Sperring stayed with the lead group all race long and rounded out the top five.
Like Matt Sheppard before him, Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock top gun, Glen Whritenour also had a bounty placed on his potent number fifteen machine.  A nifty two-fifty in extra cash would go to any other driver that could defeat the current point leader and three-time 2020 feature winner.  Zach Teed and Aaron Miller brought the fourteen-car field to the opening green flag and with GW mired mid pack he knew he was in for a tussle as every other driver was looking to claim the added bounty cash.   2019 class Track Champion, Dylan Cecce was even on hand looking to knock off Whritenour as he was piloting a Jared Hill owned machine.  Providing their usually exciting side by side racing, GW was able to clear a good field of top notch machines and once in the lead put it on cruise control and picked-up his fourth win of  the season and third in the last four weeks of competition.  With the win, the Glen Whritenour Bounty will roll over to July 31.  Finishing second at the checkers was front row starter, Aaron Miller who had his best run of the season in his new sleek ride while opening night feature winner, Quinn Sutherland capped off a nice podium finish in the Schuyler Family Racing 57j.  Aksel Jensen continues to show his muscle by running with the leaders all race long as he finished fourth while one-time 2020 feature winner, CJ Guererri came home for fifth at the finish of the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stop feature event.
In the IMCA Modifieds it was another first time 2020 feature winner as Shawn Bruce led throughout much of the twelve-lap feature.  Bruce was able to keep Bumps Scutt at bay throughout the event to claim the win as July 3 feature winner, Bad Brad Smith came home for third.  Last weeks feature winner, Kevin Smith was next across the line chased there by Rick Watt and Rich Karlnoski. 
In the IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was a classic between the two top cars in the division.  Wayne Ellison entered the night with four feature wins with his number one nemesis, Marc Minutolo coming in with two wins.  Kenny Hunt and Allison Pierce led the fourteen-car field to the opening green flag, but all eyes were on Minutolo who started tenth and Ellison eleventh on the grid.  The two sliced and diced their way thru a stout field of competitors, but it was Minutolo getting to the point first and try as he might Ellison could do nothing with the two time and defending Outlaw Speedway Track Champion as MM went on for his third win of the year.  Wayne Ellison, however did keep pace by finishing second as the top two were followed across the line by Rookie contender, John Oles who finished third.  Jason Clugstone and Jamie Eldredge rounded out the top five finishers.
The Might 4 Cylinder Division saw class veteran, Ray Hyer pick-up his first feature win of the season thus breaking up the Bob Doolittle/Jeremy Bunn strangle hold on victory lane thus are in 2020.  Hyer took advantage of his outside row two start spot, got to the lead in a hurry and held off a determined Jeremy Bunn to claim the red flag shortened event.  Derrick Evans had his best run of the season finishing third while Bob Doolittle came across the line for fourth.  Like Evans before him, Robert Decker had a solid run in grabbing a well-deserved fifth place finish.
Earlier in the evening Bob Doolittle was able to capture the July 10 makeup feature for the 4 Cylinder Division.  Doolittle was able to claim his third feature win of the season in the make-up as he was able to hold off the cream of the crop in the class with Jeremy Bunn finishing second.  Fourth place runner, Ray Hyer sandwiched last week’ s feature winner, Scott Lehman Jr. who was third while dad, Scott Lehman rounded the top five.
All total some 130 machines, the same car count as last week, jammed into the Outlaw Speedway pit area with again no fans in the grandstand seating area as per NYS Health Department and Governor Cuomo’s stringent guidelines.  This now appears to be the new norm for the 2020 season.  However, fans at home can watch the action weekly online by going to www.dirttrackdigest.tv
Unless the state regs loosen by the next scheduled Outlaw Speedway event set for Friday, July 31 it will remain business as usual with no butts in the bleachers and a Regular Super 7 Show featuring all of Outlaw’s weekly classes of competition.
For continual updates leading into next weeks event including pit gate, hot lap and start times simply go to www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/ 
For an undated list of all the points for all regular classes log on at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com
   
   OUTLAW SPEEDWAY RESULTS.  JULY 24, 2020 SUPER 7 SHOW.
Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds.  (24 cars)
30 lap feature.  Alan Johnson (2), Brady Fultz, Larry Wight, Danny Johnson, Kyle Coffey, Justin Wright, Steve Paine, Cory Costa, Ron Cartwright Jr., James Sweeting, Greg Birosh, Chris Ostrowski, Kailee Dimorier, Jim LaRock, Tyler Siri, Lance Dusett, Brian Swarthout,  Eldon Payne, Russ Morseman, Matt Sheppard, Jordan Siri, Ajay Potrzebowski, Daniel Johnson, Derrick Podsiadlo

Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman.  (25 cars)
25 lap feature.  Billy Paine, Zach Sobotka, Will Shields, Travis Grover, Dale Welty, Ajay Potrzebowski Sr., Dylan Cecce, Zach George, Bryan Rhodes, Karl Comfort, Chris Fisher, Bob Buono, Casey Williams, Alex Payne, Ray Bliss Sr., Chris Clemons, Kaiden Dgien, Troy Sperring, Chris Silvers, Doug Kline, Doug Smith,  Eric Grise, Isabel Barron, Zach Zingenhagen, Lance Irwin.

Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman.  (28 cars)
25 lap feature.  Will Shields (3), Alex Payne, Zach George, Zach Sobotka, JT Sperring, AJ Lloyd, Zach Payne, Dylan Duhow, Bryan Rhodes, Andrew Jacobson, Emmitt Waldron, Brandon Butler, Brett Buono,  Todd Hayward, Jimmy Grant, David Mayo, Timmy Borden Jr., Garrison Kentz, Andrew Smith, Casey Williams, Tommy Collins Jr., Tim Guild, Lance Irwin, Jordan Moden, Travis Grover, Tommy Paine, Stacy Jackson, Ray Bliss Sr.

Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks.  (14 cars)
20 lap feature.  Glen Whritenour (4), Aaron Miller, Quinn Sutherland, Aksel Jensen, CJ Guererri, Kane Stebbins, Colton Chappius, Jared Hill, Dylan Cecce, Carl Cleveland, Zach Teed, Jake Karlnoski, Frank Button, Brian Krause.

IMCA Modifieds.  (6 cars)
12 lap feature.  Shawn Bruce, Bumps Scutt, Brad Smith, Kevin Smith, Rick Watt, Rich Karlnoski

IMCA Hobby Stocks.  (14 cars)
20 lap feature.  Marc Minutolo (3), Wayne Ellison, Josh Oles, Jason Clugstone, Jamie Eldredge, Jeremy Trank, Bruce Kinner, Allison Pierce, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Jack Ayers, Casey Wagner, Justin Eldredge, Amber Pierce, Kenny Hunt

4 Cylinder’s.  (19 cars)
20 lap feature.  Ray Hyer, Jeremy Bunn, Derrick Evans, Bob Doolittle, Robert Decker, Brian Gregory, Scott Lehman, Scott Lehman Jr., Mike Stone, Jayson Smart, Steve Perkins Sr., Austin LaBar, Desi Force, Dakota Spicer, Kenneth Evans.  DQ,  Shawna Knapp.  DNS, Mike Webster Jt., David Kinner, Lee Fritz, Matt Irwin.

4 Cylinder Make-up from July 10, 2020.
Bob Doolittle (3), Jeremy Bunn, Scott Lehman Jr., Ray Hyer, Scott Lehman, Lee Fritz, Dakota Spicer, Jayson Smart, Mike Webster, Desi Force, Derrick Evans, Kenneth Evans, Matt Irwin, Robert Decker, Jack Lamphere, Brian Scouten, Sean Beyea, Eric Stinson.   



REVISED 7.26.20 from KS

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FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY INTRODUCES NEW CRATE SPORTSMAN FUTURES DIVISION OF RACING FOR TOMORROW’S STARS.
 
KIRKWOOD, NY…Five Mile Point Speedway will start a new chapter of racing this Saturday night with the debut of the Crate Sportsman Futures division.  The class will be for driver’s that are looking for more experience before jumping into the weekly ranks of the Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman class.  Racing this Saturday begins at 7:15 p.m.
 
The Futures Crate Sportsman class isn’t a rookie class per say.  It is open to any driver that may be starting their racing dream later in life or someone that doesn’t have the confidence yet to run with the weekly Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman.  The weekly class has been ultra-competitive this season.  There has yet to be a repeat winner in the headline Sportsman class and the racing has been in intense.  Todd Titus, Ray Leonard, Gary Smith, Blaine Klinger and Russell Benke have all captured victories to date in 2020.  Last Saturday thirty-six Insigner Performance Crate Sportsman teams were in competition.
 
Five Mile Point Speedway Owner Andrew Harpell stated, “We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to gain experience and better their racing experience.” He added, “If a new team comes to the track and runs a heat race and a consolation event and doesn’t make the feature they aren’t getting enough track time to improve.  We all know that time in the seat is the most important factor along with confidence.  The new Futures class will give teams time to learn the ropes before jumping in to such a highly competitive weekly division like our regular Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman.”
 
The Futures Crate Sportsman will get normal heat racing along with a 20 lap feature and a Victory Lane award and presentation.  The feature will pay the top three $100, $50 and $50.  In addition, this Saturday a bonus “Non-qualifiers” event has been scheduled for the teams that did not make the feature last week.  That too will pay $100, $50 and $50 to the top three and will be 10 to 12 laps in distance pending on how many teams return for it.
 
The racing in 2020 has been outstanding at Five Mile Point Speedway albeit different. The spectator grandstand has been closed all season long.  For the first time in 70 years spectators are not permitted into the grandstand area.
 
Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday night with practice set to begin at 6:15 p.m.  Racing begins at 7:15 p.m. The Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman will be joined by a special Modified Dash for Cash presented by Binghamton Truck & Tire Center.  The winner of the Modified Dash will get a guaranteed spot in the feature re-draw for the Mike Colsten Remembered 51 lap race on Monday.  The Factory Stocks, 600 Modifieds, FWD Four Cylinder Expert and Novice will be joined by the Juniors and new Futures Crate Sportsman class.

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