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Marcuccilli Sweeps Grit Hoosier Series/Open Tire Shootout At Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) – Dave Marcuccilli makes rare appearances at Outlaw Speedway from season to season, but always seems to capitalize when he makes the trip.

Marcuccilli cashed in this weekend at the Outlaw Fall Nationals by winning not only the Grit Hoosier Series event on Friday night, but also by winning the open tire Crate Sportsman Shootout on Saturday at the “Fast Four-Tenths-Mile”.

Friday night saw Marcuccilli roll off from the fourth starting position, while AJ Lloyd took off and led the opening eleven laps from the pole position.  Lloyd had the Fox’s Auto No. 1F running well on Friday night after running the full season at Outlaw.

Lloyd was doing yeoman’s work to keep the blue painted No. M1 behind him, while Marcuccilli worked on slipping by Lloyd on the bottom lane.  After eleven laps of not being able to make the pass down low, Marcuccilli went to the outside lane to make his move.

Marcuccilli tossed it up top and rode the cushion around turns three and four, snookering Lloyd to make the pass for the lead exiting turn four. From there, it was all done except for the photos and victory lane interview.

A caution on lap fifteen for Dylan Zacharias allowed the field to bunch back up to Marcuccilli, but he would drive away on the restart to secure the win.  It was a big win for Marcuccilli for Grit Hoosier points, as he and Rocky Warner were tied going into the event.  Warner drove from his eighteenth starting spot to finish fifth, but would lose the tie for the point lead.

Marcuccilli, Lloyd, Woodhull regular Brandon Butler, Outlaw regular Stacey Jackson and Warner filled out the top five.

Saturday saw the Crate Sportsman drivers return for an open tire show, with the same driver ending his night in Victory Lane.  But it wasn’t nearly as easy, as Marcuccilli had to go through 2016 Outlaw Speedway Crate Sportsman track champion Chris Fisher.

Fisher led the event from the drop of the green flag, leading the first eighteen laps of the thirty-five-lap event that paid two thousand dollars to the victor.  Marcuccilli got by Fisher to lead the event on lap nineteen, but Fisher wouldn’t go away easy as he reclaimed the lead on lap twenty-one.

It took Marcuccilli three more laps to work his way back by Fisher for good, as he would race away to the weekend sweep.  Rocky Warner picked off several cars late in the going to finish second over Nick Guererri who advanced to third from mid-pack.  Fisher and Corey Curuli rounded out the top five.

Outlaw Speedway Outlaw Fall Nationals Night 1 Official Results
9/23/2016:
GRIT SPORTSMAN HOOSIER SERIES, 35 cars (25 Laps): DAVE MARCUCCILLI, AJ Lloyd, Brandon Butler, Stacey Jackson, Rocky Warner, Tommy Collins, Brady Fultz, Karl Comfort, Josh Butler, Eric Giguere, Nick Guererri, Jake Dgien, Austyn Fugle, Glenn Forward, Brett Buono, Matt Guererri, Damien Long, Tim Guild, Todd Root, Dylan Zacharias, Anthony Kimble, Mike Jackson, Frank Guererri Jr., Todd Hayward, Rob Bussey

Outlaw Speedway Outlaw Fall Nationals Night 2 Official Results
9/24/2016:

OPEN TIRE CRATE SPORTSMAN, 30 cars (35 Laps): DAVE MARCUCCILLI, Rocky Warner, Nick Guererri, Chris Fisher, Corey Curuli, Mike Jackson, Brandon Butler, Tommy Collins, AJ Lloyd, Rob Bussey, Ray Bliss, Ken Hammond, Stacey Jackson, Tim Guild, Mike Austin, Doug Smith, Brent Ayers, Dylan
Zacharias, Eric Williams, Greg Turner, Ron Cartwright, Loren Lincoln, Josh Butler, Dale Welty

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O’Hearn Cements Championship with Win Number 5

Derek O’Hearn dominated the Main Event in the Peanuts Auto Sportsman Modified Feature Friday night, jumping into the lead before a single lap was completed from the third starting spot and rolled to win number five in the non-stop event. O’Hearn, who already held the point lead heading into the last regular season race, cemented the championship with the victory. Ryan Avery finished second after hopping a ride in the Sanville #92 with Brian Whittemore once again claiming third. Ricky and Jason Sanville completed the top five.

The regular season is now complete for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Twilight Racing Series but there still remains one event left on the schedule. This Friday, September 30th it will be Legion Speedway Unleashed. This event will feature a $1200.00 to win, extra distance race for the Sportsman Modifieds. Also on the schedule is the final event of the season for the Sprint Cars of New England, the Bear Ridge Speedway Sportsman Coupes and the debt of the Wingless Auto Club, which is just what it says, Sprints Cars with no wing.

For more information visit the tracks’ website, www.Legionspeedway.com.

Legion Speedway-Unofficial Results 09/23/16

Peanuts Auto Sportsman Modifieds (25 Laps)
1. Derek O’Hearn
2. Ryan Avery
3. Brian Whittemore
4. Ricky Sanville
5. Jason Sanville
6. Travis Shinn
7. Robbie Williams
8. Randy Howe

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DAVID SCHILLING SINES AT BEAR RIDGE
 
Connor Cleveland Claims 2016 KOD Championship
 
September 26, 2016 (Bradford, VT) – David Schilling came into the King Of Dirt Sportsman Modified Series season finale at Bear Ridge Speedway just 11 points behind Connor Cleveland. Schilling would start 3rd with Cleveland starting 10th and that set up one epic throw down for the crown in the Green Mountain State Clash.

Michael Sabia and Jon Miller led the 31-car field to the green flag, with Sabia taking the early lead. The aforementioned David Schilling quickly moved into the runner up spot and began pressuring Sabia for the lead.

Miller found himself battling early with a familiar foe Scott Duell and track regular DJ Robinson for positioning inside the top five.

It didn’t take long for the fastest man alive in the state of Vermont to make his way forward. Adam Pierson started 7th and within 10 laps moved into position battling with Duell for 4th until inadvertent contact left Duell 14x facing the wrong direction and Pierson sent to the rear.

On the restart Sabia continued to control the pace of the 100 lap feature race with Schilling pressuring, but a new face entered the race for the top spot in the form of Jason Gray. The double zero was pressuring hard using top and bottom in an exciting race with Schilling for 2nd, with both just a car length off the back of the Sabia 7s.

Kevin Chaffee has chased the KOD tour all summer long and found himself in his wheel house starting 9th, but worked his way to the top five to battle for the $1250 win. It wasn’t easy, as he’d find himself in a battle for position with former track champion Chris Donnelly who was aboard the Jim Boardman number 70.

After a pair of yellow flags around lap 69 the 1-800-GOT-JUNK Troyer of David Schilling finally made the move to grab the top spot from Schilling on a restart and began to run away. This put the pressure solely on Connor Cleveland who at the time was running 11th.

One of the other battles playing out was the Redline Graphics Newcomer Of The Year. Young gun Cody Hunt entered the event leading the Newcomer standings over Scott Duell and Andrew Buff by only five points. At one point early in the race Duell had enough spots to take the honors, but through the event both Hunt and Buff battled back to grab top 10 finishes.

With 15 laps remaining a near catastrophic incident happened on a restart. A small jingle on a late race restart saw Adam Pierson get caught up in a multi-car incident that included point leader Connor Cleveland. Pierson would retire for the evening, but Cleveland was able to continue and rally to finish 4th.

Up front it was all David Schilling who picked up a win on tour at a track he’s never seen. Very impressive run for the championship challenger who finished a mere six points behind Cleveland in the title fight. Sabia crossed the line 2nd, with Kevin Chaffee, Connor Cleveland, and Chris Donnelly rounding out the top five.

An impressive run to earn Hoosier Hard Charger for Andrew Buff in 6th, Redline Graphics Newcomer of the year Cody Hunt in 7th, Jordan Fornwalt 8th, Scott Duell rebounded for 9th, and Adam Gage rounded out the top 10.

Next up for the King Of Dirt Racing Series will be the annual banquet with date and venue to be determined in the next month. Stay tuned and keep an eye on the social media outlets and website.

NOTES: 31 cars entered the Green Mountain State Clash at Bear Ridge Speedway. 15 drivers on hand were KOD tour regulars, with Pierson and Chaffee being speedway regulars as well. KOD Tour regulars occupied 8 of the top 10 finishing spots after the 100-lap event. David Schilling picked up his 1st career KOD Tour win. Connor Cleveland survived, battled, and rallied to claim the crown as King by six points with his 4th place finish. Andrew Buff suffered a broken steering box in time trials, but worked hard from 24th to earn a 6th place finish making him the Hoosier Tire Hard Charger. Despite missing the final event of the KOD Series schedule, Cody Bleau actually gained points and finished 4th in points after the drop was figured in. Bleau was sidelined with a concussion after an accident the week before the series trip to Bear Ridge. He had 316 points, but with the drop it gave him 275. After the Bear Ridge event his drop would be the no show, giving him the 316. Finally, Cody Hunt was able to secure the Redline Graphics Newcomer Of The Year honors after finishing 7th respectively.
 
FEATURE  (100 LAPS) – 1) David Schilling, 2) Michael Sabia, 3) Kevin Chaffee, 4) Connor Cleveland, 5) Chris Donnelly, 6) Andrew Buff, 7) Cody Hunt, 8) Jordan Fornwalt, 9) Scott Duell, 10) Adam Gage, 11) Derek Graham, 12) Robert Tucker, 13) Thomas Placey, 14) Richie Simmons, 15) Terry Williams, 16) Jon Miller, 17) Matt Lashua, 18) Ryan Christian, 19) Jim Morgan, 20) James Fadden, 21) Todd Buckwold, 22) Luke Klob, 23) Mike Dunn, 24) Jason Gray, 25) Adam Pierson, 26) Josh Currier, 27) Gary Siemons, 28) Kevin Ward, 29) DJ Robinson, 30) Don Lashua, 31) Kevin White.

King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Tour Schedule
06/12/16 – Utica Rome Speedway – ‘602 Spring Fling’ WINNER: Rocky Warner
06/24/16 – Albany Saratoga Speedway – ‘Friday Night Lights’ WINNER: Connor Cleveland
08/06/16 – Lebanon Valley Speedway – ‘Battle On The Banks’ WINNER: Kevin Ward
09/01/16 – Lebanon Valley Speedway – ‘Mr. Crate Track USA’ WINNER – Scott Duell
09/09/16 – Albany Saratoga Speedway – ‘Northeast Crate Nationals WINNER – Tim Hartman Jr.
09/10/16 – Utica Rome Speedway – ‘Salute To Our Troops’  WINNER – Rocky Warner
09/24/16 – Bear Ridge Speedway – ‘Green Mountain State Clash’ WINNER – David Schilling
 
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WARNER REPEATS WITH GRAND DADDY VICTORY TO KICK OFF ‘THUNDER ALONG THE MOHAWK WEEKEND’
By Tom Coughlin
 
FULTONVILLE, N.Y.-Thursday, September 22, 2016 would see the first leg of the ‘Thunder Along The Mohawk Weekend’ kick off at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, with the ‘Grand Daddy 602 World Championship’ title on the line and the best of the best in 602 sportsman ranks on hand to take a shot at the $3,000. winner’s share that awaited the victor at the end of the 75 lap GRIT Series feature, presented by Adirondac Leather and STR Trailer Repair.
After a series of time trials and heat races that would allow the top three finishers in every heat race to redraw,the feature line up was set for the 75 lap feature that would see only green flag laps count.

By luck of the draw rookie Brian Calabrese would start on the pole with a with field of veteran drivers all around his 21C. The M1 of Dave Marcucilli would start outside pole, with Jeremy Pitta and 2015 Grand Daddy 602 Champion Rocky Warner making up the second row to begin the feature. There was one false start, but  when flagger Joe Kriss waved his green flag again to let the field go, it was Calabrese who grab the lead coming out of turn one closely followed by the Page Trucking M1 of Marcucilli, Pitts, and Warner.

By the completion of lap 3 Warner had moved his Jake Spraker Used Cars 1J around Pitts to take over third. Two laps later and Tim Hartman Jr.in the Parillo Services 22 is along side of Pitts challenging for the fourth spot and fifth place starter Billy Gray in the Tom Spencer Racing 16 slides to the high side while while negotiating turn 1.

As Calabrese continues to hold the lead in his Puthaven Farms 21C, Hartman and Pitts are side by side as they cross the line to complete lap 7 and lap 9 Gray is side by side of the Grennon Project Services 27P of Pitts. Calabrese was now into traffic on lap 10 and made contact as he tried to work through it, which caused him to suffer a right front flat and make contact with the outside wall. Marcucilli would now assume the lead for the Delaware style restart followed by Warner, Hartman, Brian Pessolano, and Gray.

Pitts clipped an infield tire in turn 2 on the restart bringing out the caution again and on the ensuing restart ‘Happy’ Harry Shaffer, Derrick McGrew, and Gray would go three wide through turns 1 and 2, but Gray would end up sitting against the outside wall bringing his night to an early end. Marcucilli held the lead on the restart over Warner and Hartman, but lap 17 Pessolano who was running fourth in the West End Towing 24P at the time would make contact with an infield tire as he was working the low side of turn 4, bringing out another caution.

On the restart Kurtis Hohensheldt came to a stop in turn 1, with the running order now Marcucilli, Warner, Hartman, Chad Edwards, and Shaffer. This restart to begin lap 20 saw Marcucilli, Warner, and Hartman three wide through turns 1 and 2, but when they came around and crossed the line, it was now Warner who was out front.leading Marcucilli, Hartman, Edwards, and Shaffer. Warner started to open up some distance between himself and Marcucilli, who had a small lead on Hartman, who was trying the high side of the ‘Fastest 1/4 Mile On Dirt’ as they ran lap 25.

Just past the 1/3 mark and Calabrese has worked his way back up to the seventh position after his lap 10 incident and starts to look to the inside of the Parillo Services 27 of Derrick McGrew. Warner was into traffic on lap 34 as he worked turn 4 and a couple laps later Edwards has his Dodson Construction 14.side by side with Marcucilli as they pass under the flagger’s stand to complete lap 36.

Halfway and Warner leads Edwards, Marcucilli, Hartman, Shaffer, and Calabrese as the top runners are now all negotiating their way through lapped traffic.Lap 49 would see a halt to all racing action as Orange County regular Rich Coons and his West Point Tours 27C  took a wild ride on top of and over the outside wall between turns 1 and 2., completely out of sight. To the amazement and relief of all in attendance, as the track safety crew and recovery vehicles were headed for the accident scene, Coons came driving back to the racing surface and into his pit area.

Again the restart would see three wide racing as the charging field entered turns 1 and 2, with Marcucilli now into second over Edwards, Hartman, and McGrew. Calabrese looked inside fifth place runner McGrew as they raced through turns 1 and 2 on lap 53 and had the spot by lap 55. Lap 61 and Edwards is closing in on Marcucilli, just as the Pro-Tech Scales 21H of Shaffer goes high exiting turn 4 with a wedge bolt failure, bringing an early retirement to a good night’s effort. With Warner out front Edwards powers ahead of Marcucilli from the outside on the restart, with Calabrese and Hartman completing the top five, but Marcucilli was not giving up as he fought side by side with Edwards, through the turns.

Lap 67 and the end is near as Calabrese, in the high grove and Hartman, on the low side battle to hold their track position. Dave Constantino who had been running in the top 10 would drop out on lap 68 with mechanical failure to the West End Towing, Cyclone chassis 7. Warner would go on to win his second ‘Grand Daddy 602 World Championship as he had also won the Inaugural event in 2015.

It was an emotional victory lane for the popular driver, surrounded by family and friends as he paid tribute to his late father Don’ The Silver Fox’ Warner, who was a great friend to racing and so many that he came into contact with. Don Warner and Tom Spencer were two of the driving forces behind the ‘Grand Daddy’ and with the hard work ethic of Spencer there were numerous bonus and lap sponsorship dollars hand out at the end of the night.

Heat race winner’s were Brian Calabrese, Dave Marcucilli, and Tim Hartman Jr. The top three in their respective time trial groups were Brian Pessolano at 13.778, Dave Marcucilli at 13.704, and Todd Root at 13.678.

In the year ending non-winner’s race for the modifieds, veteran Bob Vedder of Schoharie driving the Vedder Excavating 53 and the Mid-Tel no. 9 of Jim Becker set up the front row for their 25 lap feature.

These two top notch wheelmen raced side by side into turns 1 and 2, but unfortunately the younger generation at the back of the field had issues as Jim Nagle in a Laudy Hoyenga 34 and Brian Nelson is his own 47N made heavy contact  in turn 1, sending both to the hot pits. Becker shot to the lead on the restart with Vedder and Justin Boehler in hot pursuit.

Nagle would retire on lap 4 as Becker held a constant big lead on Vedder, who was feeling Pressure from Boehler in turn 4.

With Becker your leader Vedder was is second, but entering turn 3 Boehler was able to continue to move inside as Vedder, would have trouble with the inside of turns 3 and 4. Boehler would get inside of Vedder as they passed the grandstand for lap 23 and finally make the pass, but Vedder would not give up that easily he charged back to take the second spot from Boehler’s Pro-Tech Scales 50.

Pit notes-Calabrese was a DQ after post race inspection due to a tire infraction, Chris Curtis was a DNS due to a broken steering box and Kyle Inman was a DNS due to drive line failure.
 
GRAND DADDY 602 SPORTSMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-FEATURE-75 LAPS-ROCKY WARNER, Chad Edwards, Dave Marcucilli, Jeremy Pitts, Tim Hartman Jr., Derrick McGrew, Floyd Billington, Jack Lehner, Will Shields, Mike Coffey, Dave Constantino, Harry Shaffer II, Mike Block, Rich Coons, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Brian Pessolano, Todd Root, Billy Gray, Justin Comes, DQ Brian Calabrese, DNS Chris Curtis, DNS Kyle Inman.

MODIFIED NON-WINNERS-FEATURE-25 LAPS-JIM BECKER, Bob Vedder, Justin Boehler, Ricky Davis, Nick Lussier, Jeff Kelley, Jim Nagle, Brian Nelson.

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Ransomville Speedway
King of the Hill Weekend
Friday, Sept. 23
SPORTSMAN (100)_MATT FARNHAM, Jesse Cotriss, Brett Senek, Chris Burek, Derrek Borkenhagen, Brett Martin, Noah Walker, Greg Martin, Mike Williams, Austin Susice, AJ Custodi, Jim Harbison, Steve Lewis Jr, Gordy Hermanson, Kevin Wills, Garrison Krentz, James Henry, Dustin Gorhan, Jonathan Reid, Chase  Matteson, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Bryan Harris. HEAT WINNERS: Greg Martin, James Henry and Billy Coleman. CONSI: Jim Harbison. FAST TIME: Brett Senek 99.760mph. .

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Excitement Building For Lucrative Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Shootout Championship At Fulton Speedway Outlaw 200 Weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

By Dave Medler

FULTON, NY – September 22, 2016 – Fulton Speedway will be the setting for one of the crown jewels in Northeast Sportsman racing, the Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout 50, on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, during the 31st Annual Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 weekend presented by SUNY Canton.

Long time Fulton Speedway marketing partner Industrial Tire of CNY located at 1015 Hiawatha Blvd. in Syracuse, N.Y continues its strong support as title sponsor making the Sportsman Shootout one of the highest paying and prestigious events to win for the division. Over $15, 000 in purse and prize money including heat money, lap money and other special awards will be up for grabs. The Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout Champion also earns a spot in the All-Star Race as part of the World Short Track Championship in Charlotte on October 21.   
                           
Drivers will draw to determine their qualifying groups on Friday beginning at 3:30pm. Drivers will stay within the same group for timed hot laps and 10-lap heat races on Friday evening. Following the heats, 12-lap consolations will be held. Saturday, 15-lap B-Mains will complete the 30 car field for the 50-lap all-green flag feature event with all non-qualifying drivers receiving $60.

This is race #11 of the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship series and the first of five “championship” point events in a two-week period for Sportsman competitors. All DIRTcar rules apply and drivers must be DIRTcar members. Recently crowned Fulton Speedway point Champion, Ron Davis III, looks to continue his torrid late season run that has seen him tally three DIRTcar Sportsman series wins since Labor Day. Ontario’s Shane Pecore holds the series point lead to date on the strength of two series wins over Martin Pelletier. A strong contingent of competitors for New York State, Ontario and Quebec is expected.

For the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series competitor notes, entry form, and other Outlaw Weekend info, log onto www.fultonspeedway.com and click the Outlaw Weekend tab. To preorder tickets, call the ticket hotline at (315) 552-6199. For all other inquiries contact the track at (315) 593-6531.

Schedule
Thursday – 9/29
5pm – 9pm – Pit Area opens for early hauler parking.
Friday – 9/30
9am – 2pm – Pit Area open for hauler parking
3pm - Pit Area Opens
3:30pm - Pre-tech on drag strip/Draw for group qualifying begins                              
5:30pm - Driver’s Meeting
6:00pm - Timed Hot Laps – 10-Lap Heat Races – 12-Lap Consolations                             
Saturday – 10/1
11am - Pit Area Opens
3pm - Hot Laps
4:30pm - 15-lap B-Mains
Approx 7:30pm - 50-lap Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout
 
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CHAD CHEVALIER CRACKS SAFE AND WINS SAFECRACKER SPORTSMAN 100

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (September 18, 2016)
Chad Chevalier from Port Colborne, Ontario was victorious in the Safecracker 100 for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman at the Humberstone Speedway

Dennis Lunger Jr from Albion, Pennsylvania won his eighth Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Model feature of the season and clinched the track title for the second straight season. Dave Bailey from Hagersville, Ontario won his fifth JC Auto Street Stock feature of the season and clinched his first Humberstone title. Kyle Haynes from Caledon, Ontario won the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature event for his fourth win of the season and wins the track divisional title.

Danny Wurster from Niagara Falls, Ontario won the main event for the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks while St. Catharines, Ontario’s Mike Toovey scored the win in the Pro 4 Trucks non-winners race.

Brad Rouse from St. Catharines, Ontario won the 2016 title for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman on Labor Day Weekend. “The Keystone State Warrior” Dennis Lunger Jr won his second straight Pinty’s RUSH Late Model title behind eight victories in 2016. Dave Bailey completed the Niagara Region Trifecta by winning the track title not only at Humberstone, but at Ohsweken and Merrittville as well in 2016.  Kyle Haynes from Caledon won the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks championship while Dylan Llord from St. Catharines, Ontario was the divisional champion in the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks.

Charlie Lynch led the opening circuits in the Safecracker 100 for the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman. Adam Leslie would take second away from Tom Richau Jr on lap nine and started to chase down Lynch. Track champion Brad Rouse would take fourth on lap 12 on his quest towards the front of the field. Adam Leslie would catch race leader Lynch on lap 17 and would challenge for the lead. Leslie would take the lead from Lynch on lap 19. The leaders started to hit heavy lap traffic on lap 20.  

At the races ¼ mark, Adam Leslie continued to show the way over Charlie Lynch, Brad Rouse, Chad Chevalier, and Jay Mallory raced inside the top five. Lynch would battle back to catch Leslie while working lap traffic. While in traffic, Dave DiPetro spun in turn three and collected the lead duo of Leslie and Lynch on lap 31. . With the leaders involved in the caution, Brad Rouse would inherit the race lead. Chad Chevalier would take the lead away from Rouse on the outside off the restart on lap 35. The caution would come back out on lap 39 as Mark Chiddy spun in turn four. Rouse would lead at halfway mark with Cody McPherson moving up and into third. Chevalier would regain the lead off a mid-race restart as McPherson would take second away from Rouse as Chevalier started to pull away from the field. The caution would fly on lap 89 as Brent Begolo spun in turn three and collected Chris Storm and John Babion. On the restart, Chevalier would start to pull away and open up his lead over the balance of the field. Chevalier would lead the final laps to score his second win of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Track General Manager Bobby Davidson addressed the crowd and said “We can put all the rumors to rest. We are not sold, we are not going to be sold and we will be back in 2017!” 
25 entrants took part in the Safecracker contest. Young race fan Jason was Lucas Oil/Leslie Motorsports Jr Fan Members of the Week. Jason received a prize pack from Lucas Oil and Leslie Motorsports. As part of being the Jr. Fan Member of the week, Jason said “the most famous words in Motorsports” as well as got the chance to ride in the Pace Car and get picture taken with each of the feature winners in Epic Racewear Victory Lane! The Jr Fan of the Week can pick up their photos the following week at the souvenir stand courtesy of Soft Touch Images.

The final racing event of the 2016 season will be next Sunday September 25th as Tidyman Maintenance and Port Colborne Laundry presents the annual Eve of Destruction. Grandstand gates opening at 10:00am with the destruction starting at 12:00pm sharp! Get there early to get the best seat in the house!

RACE REPORT: 9-18-16 MIKE KNAPP FORD PRESENTS THE SAFECRACKER 100

DIRTcar Sportsman:
CHAD CHEVALIER, Cody McPherson, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Jeff Armstrong, Jay Mallory, Jordan Cosco, Rob Knapp, Brett Senek, AJ Custodi, Dylan Davidson, Pat Sonnenberg, Chris Bellamy, Luke Carleton, Mark Chiddy, Brent Begolo, Chris Storm, John Babion, Adam Leslie, Tyler Puchalski, Charlie Lynch, Tom Richau Jr, Dave DiPetro, Ken Cosgrove  Failed to Qualify: Austin Susice, Jim Harbison, Rob Goulding, Matt Sharpe, Dave Flannigan Jr, Brian Page, Emily Puchalski, Gord McIntosh

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KEVIN JORDAN AND DALE WELTY SCORE FEATURE WINS AT SKYLINE RACEWAY PARK

Speedsville, NY's Kevin Jordan picked up his eighth feature win of the season last Saturday night as he drove to victory in the open Sportsman portion of the Turbo Blue Finale. Dale Welty lengthened his lead in the 602 Crate Sportsman STAR Series as he defeated a strong 33 car field to pick up the feature win. Tony Harris scored his second consecutive feature in the the Empire State Series IMCA Modified feature while Shane Wolf won his second Skyline feature of the season in the Street Stock feature. Buck Mills Jr. came home the winner of the Stock Car feature, his 15th win of the season. Mike Robinson won his second feature of the season in the STAR Series Four Cylinder Stock feature.

The 20 lap Open Sportsman feature saw outside polesetter Randy Shantel jump out to the early race lead trailed by Kevin Jordan and Ben Bushaw. For the majority of the event it appeared as if Shantel was the man to beat as he opened up an advantage over Jordan which Kevin could not cut into. Just two laps from the checkered flag, Shantel suddenly lost power racing through the first turn and retired to the infield, turning the lead over to Jordan. Kevin would go on to lead the final two laps to claim the victory. Eddie White drove to a runner-up finish ahead of his son, Brian White. Polesetter Ben Bushaw finished fourth with Jim “Rocky” Rothwell rounding out the top five finishing order.

In the STAR Series 602 Crate Sportsman feature, veteran Dale Welty found himself driving into victory lane after an unexpected turn of events on the final lap. Newly crowned track champion Andrew Smith and Alan Fink tangled while battling for the lead, causing both to spin. Welty was able to work his way through the spinning cars despite making enough contact to do some heavy damage to the right side tinwork but never coming to a stop. Luckily for Welty, the damage was only cosmetic and he was able to control the green white checkered restart and drive on to score the feature win. Dustin Jordan finished second with Brandon Butler crossing the line third. Stacy Jackson and Pat Jordan were fourth and fifth respectively.

For the latest information about upcoming events at the Skyline Raceway Park, log onto www.skylineracewayny.com or contact the speedway office at 607-745-0275.

RACE SUMMARY:

OPEN SPORTSMAN: KEVIN JORDAN, Eddie White, Brian White, Ben Bushaw, Jim Rothwell, Lee DeWitt, Bill Leonard, Dylan Zacharias, Randy Shantel, Mike Owens, John Morse,

602 CRATE SPORTSMAN : DALE WELTY, Dustin Jordan, Brandon Butler, Stacy Jackson, Pat Jordan, Chuck Miller, Dylan Zacharias, Tom Collins Jr., Nick Nye, Mike Nagel Jr., Greg Doust, Mike Lackson, Isaiah Forward, Tyler Ward, Connor Brown, JJ Courcy, Rich Powell, Brad Smith, Corey Cormier, Josh Butler, Garrett Rushlow, Randy Gates, Taylor Lamb, Andrew Smith DQ: Alan Fink, DNQ: Rich Coons, Todd Titus, Jason Thomas, Jamie Batzel, Lee Foland, John Behr, Buck Mills Jr., John Austin

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Ricky Sanville Claims his 3rd Win of the Season

Ricky Sanville continued his late season surge in the Peanuts Auto Sportsman Modifieds as he grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and led the entire way in the caution free Feature to claim his third win of the season. Points leader Derek O’Hearn finished in the runner up spot with Brian Whittemore third. Jason Sanville and Matt Lashua completed the top five.

For more information visit the tracks’ website, www.Legionspeedway.com.

Legion Speedway-Unofficial Results 09/16/16

Sportsman Modifieds (20 Laps)
1.      Ricky Sanville
2.      Derek O’Hearn
3.      Brian Whittemore
4.      Jason Sanville
5.      Matt Lashua
6.      Robbie Williams
7.      Travis Shinn

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HARTMAN NATIONALS CHAMPION AGAIN AT MALTA  

Rocky Warner & Nick Stone Claim KOD Wins At Utica Rome
 
September 12, 2016 (West Lebanon, NY) – Tim Hartman Jr. time trailed 19th, finished 5th in the B-Main, and finally qualified through the consolation at the 2016 Northeast Crate Nationals. That didn’t stop ‘Big Time Little Tim’ from storming to the front, taking the lead on lap 37, and holding on to become the first 2-time Nationals Champion.

62 drivers checked in for the Northeast Crate Nationals at Albany-Saratoga on Friday September 9th looking to qualify for the King Of Dirt Racing Series crown jewel. Michael Sabia, Mike Ostrander, Hunter Bates, Chad Edwards, Scott Duell, and Chris Johnson earned Burt’s Tree Service Super Six honors and locked themselves into the main event.

After time trials were complete the stage was set for Next Generation Roofing qualifying mains. Cody Bleau won the B-Main, Connor Cleveland won the C-Main, and Jason Gray won the D-Main, with consolation wins going to Hartman Jr., Andrew Buff, and Doug Flynn. Cody Hunt, Kevin Chaffee, and Jon Miller were awarded KOD series provisionals and the 30-car starting field was set.

Mike Ostrander and Michael Sabia would lead the field to the green flag starting the 100-lap Northeast Crate Nationals. Ostrander would take the lead early, but Chris Johnson claimed second and began pressuring early for the top spot.

Mr. Crate Track USA Scott Duell started 5th and began working his way forward battling with Hunter Bates, Michael Sabia, and Jason Gray. Other heavy hitters battling for top ten spots early on included 2015 Nationals Champion Rocky Warner, Adam Pierson, and Cody Bleau.

Ostrander fought to hold the lead, but Johnson took the top spot on lap eight and began pulling away. The first yellow flag dropped around lap 20 when Connor Cleveland and Chad Edwards locked bumpers heading into turn one. When the separated Cleveland collected up Andrew Buff, JaMike Sowle, and Allison Ricci.

On the restart Johnson resumed the lead leaving Ostrander to battle with Scott Duell for the runner up spot. Cody Bleau had worked his way into the top five running the high side, while Michael Sabia battled to remain top five.

The second yellow flag flew near lap 37 when the aforementioned Scott Duell suffered a flat right rear tire, which sent him pit side to the attention of his crew. The field would restack for another double file restart to thrill the crowd.

On the restart Warner tangled with Hunter Bates and appeared to have damage. He slowed dropping to near 17th position before picking the pace back up. No yellow flew and the 2015 Nationals Champion had his work cut out for him.

At the same time the 2014 Nationals Champion had climbed into the top 12 flexing his muscle on the topside of the speedway. After starting 21st Tim Hartman Jr. had worked his way to second and hunted down leader Chris Johnson. On lap 42 Hartman Jr. grabbed the lead setting the tone for the remainder of the race.

King Of Dirt Series point contender Cody Bleau had who was battling in the top five began to have mechanical issues on the 173 and backslid through the field, while at the same time another point contender, David Shilling, was climbing back through the field after being involved in an early race tangle.

In the later stages of the event with Hartman Jr. leading the way, his teammate Derrick McGrew had worked his way into the top ten along with the 234 of Adam McAuliffe. Around lap 85 McGrew would suffer front-end damage that retired him for the evening, however McAuliffe continued to battle ultimately finishing 6th.

Jason Gray who had worked his way into the top three at one point found himself doing battle with the aforementioned Rocky Warner who had fought his way back into the top five and ultimately finished in the runner up spot. Warner had a late race caution to attempt taking the lead from Hartman Jr., but ‘Big Time Little Tim’ was not going to be denied, as he claimed his 2nd Northeast Crate Nationals title.

Tim Hartman Jr. won followed by Rocky Warner, Chris Johnson, a charging Jeremy Pitts, Adam Pierson, Adam McAuliffe, Mike Tholin, Jason Gray, Michael Sabia, and Floyd Billington rounding out the top ten.

Defending King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series champion Rocky Warner claimed victory at Utica Rome Speedway sweeping the events at the action track of the east the very next night on September 10th. Warner was gracious in victory lane praising the KOD Series and supporting it despite missing a pair of events in 2016 due to scheduling conflicts with his home tracks.

Matt Janczuk, Dave Marcuccilli, AJ Filbeck, Connor Cleveland, Stephen Denton, Kevin Root, David Schilling, Andrew Buff, and Corey Barker rounded out the top ten at Utica Rome Saturday.

Next up for King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman Series is Saturday September 24th at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT for the Green Mountain State Clash. The point title will be settled and a new king will be crowned.
 
NOTES: Northeast Crate Nationals was again a smashing success. 62 cars on hand tried qualifying for the prestigious race, which saw Tim Hartman Jr. hang on to become the first driver in race history to win it twice. Connor Cleveland became only the 2nd driver in event history to win multiple qualifying events. Burt’s Tree Service Super Six saw only one driver from 2015 time in the top six twice, which was Chad Edwards. Warner continued his dominance at Utica Rome claiming his 5th career KOD win. Matt Janczuk who started 25th impressed onlookers by climbing to 2nd. Following the Salute Our Troops event Cody Bleau was evaluated at a local hospital after suffering an injury during the event. Thankfully no bones were broken on his left foot, but he did sustain a 2nd degree burn. Get well soon Cody! With Warner’s win he became the only repeat winner on KOD tours this year.
 
FEATURE RESULTS AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY (100 LAPS) – 1) Tim Hartman Jr., 2) Rocky Warner, 3) Chris Johnson, 4) Jeremy Pitts, 5) Adam Pierson, 6) Adam McAuliffe, 7) Mike Tholin, 8) Jason Gray, 9) Michael Sabia, 10) Floyd Billington, 11) David Schilling, 12) Dave Constantino, 13) Jack Lehner, 14) Scott Duell, 15) Kevin Chaffee, 16) Andrew Buff, 17) Hunter Bates, 18) Mike Ostrander, 19) Cody Hunt, 20) Allison Ricci,  21) Cody Bleau, 22) Justin Smith, 23) Chris Stevens, 24) Jon Miller, 25) Doug Flynn, 26) Derrick McGrew, 27) Richard Smith, 28) Connor Cleveland, 29) JaMike Sowle, 30) Chad Edwards (DQ).
 
FEATURE UTICA-ROME (100 LAPS) – 1) Rocky Warner, 2) Matt Janczuk, 3) Dave Marcuccilli, 4) AJ Filbeck, 5) Connor Cleveland, 6) Stephen Denton, 7) Kevin Root, 8) David Schilling, 9) Andrew Buff, 10) Corey Barker, 11) Casey Williams, 12) Cody Bleau, 13) Mike Button, 14) Kevin Chaffee, 15) Dave Moyer, 16) Rocco Leone, 17) Cody Hunt, 18) Steve Marshall, 19) Scott Duell, 20) John Strickler, 21) Michael Sabia, 22) Luke Klob, 23) Charlie Tibbitts, 24) Kyle Kiehn, 25) Jon Miller, 26) Brad Alger, 27) Aaron Jacobs.

King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Tour Schedule
06/12/16 – Utica Rome Speedway – ‘602 Spring Fling’ WINNER: Rocky Warner
06/24/16 – Albany Saratoga Speedway – ‘Friday Night Lights’ WINNER: Connor Cleveland
08/06/16 – Lebanon Valley Speedway – ‘Battle On The Banks’ WINNER: Kevin Ward
09/01/16 – Lebanon Valley Speedway – ‘Mr. Crate Track USA’ WINNER – Scott Duell
09/09/16 – Albany Saratoga Speedway – ‘Northeast Crate Nationals WINNER – Tim Hartman Jr.
09/10/16 – Utica Rome Speedway – ‘Salute To Our Troops’ WINNER – Rocky Warner
09/24/16 – Bear Ridge Speedway – ‘Green Mountain State Clash’ $1,250 To Win / $100 To Start
 
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RON DAVIS III WINS TREVOR WILKENS MEMORIAL AT HUMBERSTONE

- Gillespie, Fontaine, Larocque, & Tomaski All Collect Wins -

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (September 11, 2016) Memphis, NY’s Ron Davis III won the Trevor Wilkens Memorial for the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series at the Humberstone Speedway on Sunday night. Tim Gillespie from Ridgeway, Ontario won his first Pinty’s RUSH Late Model feature of the season. Port Colborne, Ontario’s Jason Fontaine won his fourth JC Auto Street Stock feature of the season. Olivier Larocque from Port Colborne, Ontario won his first Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature of the season. Kyle Tomaski from Dain City, Ontario won his second consecutive Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature of the season.

Brianna Ladouceur and Martin Pelletier led the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series to the green flag for their 50 lap feature event with Ladouceur in the lead over Pelletier with Lewis, Davis and McPherson running in the top four early on. The leaders would work on lapping the field by the races 1/5th mark. Chad Chevalier would work his way into the top five on lap 14. The top two would battle for the lead and would take the lead away on lap 15. Ron Davis III would take the lead on lap 18. Davis would increase the lead over Pelletier, McPherson and Ladouceur with Chevalier running in fifth. Pelletier would re-inherit the lead on lap 24 after a Darrell Farraway caution. Tyler Puchalski would spin in turn three to bring out the caution on lap 35.  At the time of the Puchalski caution, Brad Rouse would work his way into sixth place, after starting 27th on the grid. Pelletier and Davis battled for the lead in the races closing stages and entered lap traffic with six laps remaining. Davis would take back the lead with five laps to go. Davis would hold off Pelletier and Dave Marcuccilli to score his second win on the tour in three days.

NEWS AND NOTES: Next Sunday will be the Safecracker 100 for the Sportsman as Mike Knapp Ford will present the racing festivities. One lucky fan if they can put in the right four digit code can walk away from the track with $100,000! It is also season championship night for the Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and the Pro 4 Trucks. Gates will open up at 4:30pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm sharp.

RACE REPORT: 9-11-16 COSCO HAULAGE PRESENTS THE TREVOR WILKENS MEMORIAL

Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series: RON DAVIS III, Martin Pelletier, Dave Marcuccilli, Cody McPherson, Chad Chevalier, Brad Rouse, Shane Pecore, Justin Sharp, Brianna Ladouceur, Louie Jackson Jr, Dylan Davidson, Jay Mallory, Luke Carleton, Matt Farnham, Jessica Power, Adam Leslie, Jordan Cosco, Rob Knapp, Tyler Puchalski, Zack Sam, Jesse Penner, Steve Lewis Jr, Chris Storm, Chris Cunningham, Matt Sharpe, Tom Richau Jr, Darrell Farraway, John Babion, Shawn Dominey

Qualifying Winners: Dylan Davidson, Ron Davis III, Martin Pelletier

Fast Time: Dylan Davidson (15.812 sec)

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ROCKY WARNER, NICK STONE, AND MIKE KISER ALL WIN ON NIGHT ONE OF COLE CUP/NEW YORKER WEEKEND
 
VERNON, NY-The Utica-Rome Speedway started to put the finishing touches on it 2016 summer season with a special Saturday, September 19, show as part of its two day Cole Cup/New Yorker Weekend.  Wilber-Duck Chevrolet and Gates-Cole Insurance presented the return of the King of Dirt Pro Stock and 602 Sportsman Series and CRSA Sprints.  When everything was done, it was Rocky Warner taking another big win in the King of Dirt Sportsman main while Nick Stone found Victory Lane in the King of Dirt Pro Stocks.  Mike Kiser would set the early pace in the CRSA Sprints and hang on to take the win.
 
When money is on the line at the Utica-Rome Speedway, you can bet that Rocky Warner will be at the front of field, contending for the win.  In all the higher paying events this season in the 602 Sportsman, Warner was winning or contending for the win when the checkered flag fell.  This time, Warner would secure the win to take his second King of Dirt win of the season at the Vernon oval.  At the start, Stephen Denton and Cody Bleau would lead the 27 car King of Dirt “Salute to the Troops 30” feature to the green flag with Bleau jumping out the lead using the extreme outside of the speedway.  Denton wasn’t going away easily as he harassed Bleau repeatedly in the early going.  Then as lap eight was going on to the scoreboard, Denton slipped by Bleau for the lead by hugging the extreme bottom of the track.  Denton would hold that spot until eighth place starter Rocky Warner slipped by on lap 10.  Again, Denton wasn’t giving up as he continued to hold run second with Bleau pressuring to retake the spot. Lap 13 saw Bleau go around the outside of Denton and look to close the gap on the front running Warner.  Bleau’s shot at running down the leader was short lived, however, as he slipped over the edge of the track in turns three and four.  Bleau would restart and pick up at the rear of the field.
 
With Warner out front, it was 2016 SUNY Canton Sportsman track champion putting on a show as he made his way from his 25th starting spot into the top five by lap 15.  A circuit later, Janczuk was in second and looking for more as he pulled up on to the rear deck lid of Warner.  The final restart of the race would come on lap 19, and Warner seemed ready as he pulled away from the field where he would stay for the rest of the event.  Janczuk would settle for second followed by Dave Marcuccilli, AJ Filbeck, Connor Cleveland, Denton, Kevin Root, David Schilling, Andrew Buff, and Corey Barker.
 
Nick Stone collected his first career Utica-Rome Speedway last weekend and it seems he liked it so much he that he had to make a return visit this weekend when he scored another win, this time in the King of Dirt Pro Stock Series “Fall Frenzy” 30.  The win didn’t come easy even though he started on the pole.  Stone launched into the lead at the drop of the green and lead the first 16 laps of the event.  
 
A lap 16 restart would see the leader board change at the top as Mike Welch recovered from an early race incident to find himself at the front of the field.  Stone would recover a few circuits later and use the outside lane to recover the point on lap 21.  While Stone was putting the finishing touches on his second win, a three car ensued for the runner-up spot between Welch, Byron Westcott, and Jim Normoyle.  When Stone took the checkered flag, it was Westcott prevailing to take second over Normoyle, Welch, and Luke Horning.  Chris Carr, Jim Normoyle Jr., Justin Knight, Devon Camenga, and Dan Older filled out the top 10 positions.
 
The CRSA Sprint A Main saw Mike Kiser jump out the lead at the start of the 20 lap affair, where he would remain to the end, but the battle on the track was for the second.  In the later stage of the main event, Kyle Smith and Cory Sparks would run side by side for second to the checkered with Smith prevailing to take the runner-up spot over Sparks.  Jeff Trombley and Josh Pieniazek would round out the top five.
 
For more information on the Utica-Rome Speedway, please log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315)829-4557.
 
KING OF DIRT 602 SPORTSMAN SERIES “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” FEATURE FINISH (30 LAPS)-ROCKY WARNER, Matt Janczuk, Dave Marcuccilli, AJ Filbeck, Connor Cleveland, Stephen Denton, Kevin Root, David Schilling, Andrew Buff, Corey Barker, Casey Williams, Cody Bleau, Mike Button, Kevin Chaffee, Dave Moyer, Rocco Leone, Cody Hunt, Steve Marshall, Scott Duell, John Strickler, Michael Sabia, Luke Klob, Charles Tibbitts, Kyle Kiehn, Jon Miller, Brad Alger, and Aaron Jacobs.
 
KING OF DIRT PRO STOCK SERIES “FALL FRENZY” FEATURE FINISH (30 LAPS)-NICK STONE, Byron Westcott, Jim Normoyle, Mike Welch, Luke Horning, Chris Carr, Jim Normoyle Jr, Justin Knight, Devon Camenga, Dan Older, Chuck Dumblewski, Scott Govertson, Ernie Staelens, Jerry Streeter, Mike Kazlauskas, Frank Hyatt, Bill Knapp, and Andrew Walters.
 
CRSA 305 SPRINTS A MAIN FINISH (20 LAPS)-MIKE KISER, Kyle Smith, Cory Sparks, Jeff Trombley, Josh Pieniazek, Josh Flint, Brett Jaycox, JR Hurlburt, Dana Wagner, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegan, Jeremy Quick, Jeremiah Munson, Daryl Ruggles, and Steve Glover.

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RON DAVIS WINS SUPER DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN EVENT AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY
 
RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ The DIRTcar Sportsman Series made its annual visit to Ransomville Speedway last Friday night as the beautiful weather continued with Farmers Insurance of Lockport and WGR-Radio sitting in the VIP Towers. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series drew thirty-two competitors into the half-mile oval. The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks settled its points battle with Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY winning his second career Ransomville Speedway Street Stock championship. Cole Susice of Ransomville won the Gippsters Collision Four Banger championship, despite being involved in a lap six accident.

Ron Davis of Memphis, NY won for the first time at Ransomville Speedway in the fifty lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series main event. Davis picked the pole position in a pre race draw and led the entire distance. Davis, the Brewerton/Fulton Sportsman champion, was very effective in lapped traffic. With exception of restarts, Davis was untouchable on the quick half mile clay oval. Winning by almost three seconds over second place finisher James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY, Davis came into Ransomville Speedway fifth in Super DIRTcar Sportsman points. Ransomville Speedway was his second victory on the 2016 series. Ransomville Speedway Sportsman champion Matt Farnham of Tonawanda moved into second on a lap two restart. By lap nine, lapped traffic was starting to hinder the leaders. On another restart on lap ten, Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY slipped by Farnham for second. With twenty-five laps left, the battle for second heated up with Cotriss holding the position and Henry right behind as Davis continued into another zip code. Henry would take over second on lap thirty. Davis still had a two and a half second lead. The real battle on the track would now be between Justin Sharp of St. Catharines, Ontario and Farnham for fourth.

With Davis finishing far up the track ahead of the remainder of the field and Henry taking home second. Sharp would take home third while Cotriss was fourth and Farnham rounding out the top five. Adam Hilton of Buffalo, NY  was sixth. Martin Pelletier was seventh. Shane Picore was eighth. Brett Senek of Ransomville was ninth. Alex LaJoie of St-Damase, PQ was tenth.

Brett Martin of Lockport, NY started 30thand finished 11th. Chris Burek of Wilson had to start 31st after he jumped in borrowed ride and finished 12th. Steve Miller of Burt, NY made his first Ransomville Speedway start in several years. Seven of the top ten in DIRTcar Sportsman points were on hand at Ransomville Speedway.  Alex LaJoie was the points leader going into Ransomville. Heat winners for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series were Justin Sharp, Ron Davis, Jesse Cotriss and Brett Senck.
 
In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, it was Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY winning for the second time at Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Derek Wagner was second while points leader Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was fourth. Fifth was Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY  was fifth. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY was sixth. Cam Tuttle of Wilson, NY was seventh. Bubby Pawlak also of Wilson was eighth. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was ninth. Zach George of Wilson was tenth.   

The King of the Hill Weekend is set for this Friday and Saturday. Heat races or the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks and the Investors Service Company Sportsman will go off on Friday along with a 4/6 Cylinder Enduro, the 4 Bangers and Novice Spts.   On Saturday, the Street Stocks and the Sportsman will each run 100 lap features each paying $1000 to win. The points  for the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will be decided. Tickets for the 59th annual Ransomville Banquet are now on sale. Please note a date change for the banquet to Friday, November  11 at the Ransomville Fire Hall. Call the speedway at 716-791-3602 or more information or go to the website at ransomvillespeedway.com.     
   
RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS-SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN SERIES (50)_ RONNIE DAVIS III, James Henry, Justin Sharp, Jesse Cotriss, Matt Farnham, Adam Hilton, Martin Pelletier, Shane Pecore, Brett Senck, Alex LaJoie, Brett Martin, Chris Burek, Chris Cunningham, Louis Jackson, Steve Lewis Jr, Kevin Root, Jessica Power, Zack Sam, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, Jonathan Reid, Ricky Newton, Dereck Borkenhagen, Chase Marttison, Jim Harbison, Dave DiPietro, Sarah Johnson, Breanna Ladouceur, Steve Miller, Cody McPherson, Austin Susice, AJ Custodi.Heat  Winners: Justin Sharpe, Ron Davis, Jesse Cotriss and Brett Senck.
 
NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15)_JUSTIN MCKAY, Derek Wagner, Andrew Spurback, Garrison Krentz, Bryan Harris, Darrell Borkenhagen, Cameron Tuttle, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg, Zack George, Robbie Johnston and Gordy Hermanson. Heat Winners: Justin McKay and Derek Wagner.
 
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GROSSO AND STRADA CLAIM SPORTSMAN AND SPRINT VICTORIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IN FRIDAY NIGHT RACING ACTION

BECHTELSVILLE, PA SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 . . . Rising young racing talent Brandon Grosso hung on for an exciting Sportsman victory, Friday night at Grandview Speedway, while Eddie Strada blew the doors off the competition to take home the dominating win in the TSRS 305 Sprint Car main event, as part of the third annual Night Before the Freedom 76’er events at the high-banked third-mile dirt track in Bechtelsville, PA. For both it was their first career victory at the track.

With his win Friday night, Grosso now has 16 victories in 2016 at five different tracks, as he enjoys a tremendous campaign.

With the displaying of the green in the annual Sportsman 38’er, pole sitter B.J. Joly vaulted out immediately into the lead over Mike Koffel. On Lap 2, Brad Arnold, who started third, moved into second spot and Grosso, who picked fifth to start in the prerace draw, was fourth. After three circuits it was Joly in front of Arnold and Grosso as the top three.

Exiting Turn 4 on the high outside on Lap 5 it was Arnold going around Joly to become the new race leader. Two tours later Grosso advanced into the runner-up role.

A caution on Lap 12 regrouped the field after Todd Huffman spun in Turn 4 all alone.

Green again and it was Grosso surging ahead off Turn 2 running on the high outside, dropping Arnold to second, with Grandview 2016 Sportsman track Champion Jordan Henn, who started in twelfth, now up to third. Craig Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA was running a solid fourth. Another yellow after 15-laps for a spinning Brad Roberts slowed things.

“I had to chase down that 830 car (Arnold) for a while to get out in front,” explained Grosso, 16, of Montgomery, N.J. “The track was great, though. You could run up on top or low down on the bottom and it produced great racing all-around tonight.”

The Lap 16 restart showed Grosso again out in front over Henn of Kutztown, PA and Whitmoyer, with Arnold now falling back into fourth-place. By Lap 21, Grosso started to stretch out his advantage, as he got into lapped traffic. The lapped traffic actually allowed Henn to start to close in again by Lap 30.

With two to go, Grosso was caught up in heavy traffic, with Henn and Whitmoyer right on his tailpipe.

The final go-round had a thrilling three-car battle to the checkered, with Whitmoyer ducking underneath Henn to steal second. Whitmoyer actually inched in front of Grosso at one point, but Grosso won the race to the flagstand over Whitmoyer, Henn, Arnold and Jim Housworth.

“I didn’t know which way to go those final 5-laps,” revealed Grosso, a third generation racer. “The lapped cars seemed to be all over there at the end and it made us really have to work hard to win this one tonight. I got stuck, there, for a while behind the lapped cars and it sure made it exciting at the end.”

Heat winners included Grosso, Roberts, Mike Lisowski and Huffman. The consolation races were won by Ryan Lilick and Brian Papiez.

The 25-lap TSRS 305 Sprint Cars feature showed Joe Kay jumping out in front from the pole over Scott Frack and Bryant Davis. A red on Lap 3 stopped the event after Chris Allen rolled it over in Turn 4.

With the restart it was Kay again on top over Frack and Scott Lutz, with Davis now fourth. On Lap 5 Davis advanced into third. By Lap 8 Davis was on the move taking second spot and on Lap 10 Davis roared by Kay to become the new race leader.

Strada started from eighth spot and was also advancing into third-place with 10 circuits in the books. Lap 11 saw Strada, a third generation racer, climb to second, as he slipped by Kay and on Lap 12 it was Strada using the high outside lane to race around Davis and become the new leader, as the yellow was waved for Davis spinning out all alone in Turn 4.

“I saw I had a shot going for the lead, there, and the car just stuck on the top,” explained Strada, 19, of Lake Ariel, PA. “First I thought that 15 car (Davis) was going to slide up and pull a slide job on me, but I hit the gas and the car just got away. Later, once I came around under yellow, I saw he was up near the wall and he had just spun out.”

With the new green Strada was off to the races, as he quickly advanced to a full straight-away lead by Lap 16. Three tours later Strada was a full straight-away plus out in front and by Lap 22 he had a full half-lap advantage over the competition. Strada easily won his first career TSRS 305 Sprint Car main over Lutz, Mike Haggenbottom, Tim Tanner Jr. and Tommy Carberry.

Heat races were won by Allen, Haggenbottom and Strada. No consolation was needed.

“Once I got out in front I thought I’d just hit the gas and run the hell out of it,” commented Strada. “I had a shot at racing another race tonight and winning a championship, but I thought coming to run at Grandview Speedway and winning here would mean a lot more.”

Sportsman feature (38-laps) 1)Brandon Grosso 2) Craig Whitmoyer 3) Jordan Henn 4) Brad Arnold 5) Jim Housworth 6) Mike Lisowski 7) Jordan Umbenhauer 8) Brett Gilmore 9) Brian Hirthler 10) Brian Papiez 11) Ryan Lilick 12) Dylan Swinehart 13) Ken Eckert Jr. 14) Ryan Beltz 15) Mike Koffel 16) Kyle Lilick 17) Joe Funk 18) Brad Roberts 19) Andrew Kreis 20) Nate Mohr 21) BJ Joly 22) Ryan Schupp 23) Todd Huffman 24) Ray Woodall Jr. 25) Brandon Whitmoyer 26) Shawn Light

TSRS 305 Sprint Car (25-laps) feature 1)Eddie Strada 2) Scott Lutz 3) Mike Haggenbottom 4) Tim Tanner Jr. 5) Tommy Carberry 6) Joe Kay 7) Scott Frack 8) Jon Haegele 9) Rick Stief 10) Jeff Geiges 11) John Barnett 12) Kyle Purks 13) Dave Graber 14) Bryant Davis 15) Tim Smolenyak 16) Sam Lieberman 17) Stephani Carberry 18) Chris Allen 19) Greg Debroski 20) Keith Anderson 21) Logan Diehl 22) Dave Bonner

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Visits Niagara Region

Gets set for a huge three-day weekend
 
By Mandee Pauch

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Sept. 8, 2016 - The DIRTcar Sportsman Series heads to the Niagara region for a huge three-day weekend. Their first stop for the series will be Friday, Sept. 9th at Ransomville Speedway for the Farmer's Insurance 50, then Saturday, Sept. 10th at Merrittville Speedway for the Lucas Oil 50, then to their final stop on Sunday, Sept. 11th at Humberstone Speedway for the Trevor Wilkens Memorial 50.
 
The series has had four races and four different winners so far. Shane Pecore currently leads the way in the championship standings with 83 points ahead of Brad Rouse and 92 points ahead of third place runner Louie Jackson Jr.
 
The series will then head to Brewerton Speedway on Friday, Sept. 16th in Brewerton, N.Y. and then to Mohawk International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 17th in Hogansburg, N.Y.
 
For more information visit, www.dirtcarump.com
 
2016 DIRTcar Sportsman Point Standings as of Sept. 6, 2016
1. Shane Pecore 1,335
2. Brad Rouse 1,252
3. Louie Jackson Jr. 1,243
4. Martin Pelletier 1,221
5. Alex Lajoie 1,201
6. Bryan Coultier 1,179
7. Brianna Ladouceur  1,174
8. Chris Cunningham 1,168
9. Dany Gagne 1,152
10. Ron Davis III 1,135

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Comes, Hull Pick up First Wins on Devil’s Bowl Dirt Track

Hackel flips Sprint Car, wins sixth Sportsman feature

For Immediate Release   
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Two new drivers visited victory lane at the Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, September 4, during a wild Labor Day Weekend special event.  

Justin Comes and Will Hull each added their names to the winners’ list for the first time in their respective classes, while Bobby Hackel, Billy Duprey, and Mike Ryan continued their winning ways in the 2016 season.

Comes was one of several drivers in the two 25-lap feature races for the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified division to turn around a stretch of frustrating results with a solid night.  The popular Middlebury, Vt., racer dominated the first main event for his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win and his first checkered flag at his home track since his 2008 Mini Stock championship season.

Jackie Brown Jr. reversed his recent struggles with a runner-up showing, followed by division point leader Bobby Hackel.  Billy Lussier got his first Dirt Track top-five finish of the season in fourth place with Tim LaDuc fifth.

In the nightcap for the Sportsman Modifieds, veteran Brian Whittemore looked like a surprise winner for most of the race by leading all but the final three laps, but it was Rensselaer, N.Y., racer Hackel who continued his trend of back-to-front runs, driving from 15th starting position to post his sixth win of the year.  Brown followed in Hackel’s tire tracks for another second-place finish, while Whittemore was a season-best third.  Codie Aubin and Jason Bruno were fourth and fifth, respectively, with each scoring a career-best finish on dirt.

Will Hull of Plainfield, Vt., was both lucky and good in the 25-lap feature for the Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour.  Hull tracked down rookie Matt Hoyt in the final laps and was pressuring him for the lead in lapped traffic when Hoyt spun his car in Turn 1 with two laps remaining.  Hull had no trouble at the restart and zipped away for his first Devil’s Bowl win in a winged Sprint Car and his first at the track since a Pro Stock victory in 2007.

Chris Donnelly came from 10th at the start to finished in second place, and Luke Greenwood finished third for his best showing at Devil’s Bowl.  Rookie Chad Turck ran an impressive fourth, and Tyler Austin – who pulled several high-speed wheel-stands on the tacky track surface – finished fifth.  Donnelly’s run padded his point lead on the traveling SCoNE series, and also handed him the lead in the Devil’s Bowl track championship standings after previous point leader Bobby Hackel destroyed his car in a flip during qualifying; he was uninjured.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Labor Day Weekend Special
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Dirt Track – West Haven, VT
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sportsman Modified Feature #1 (25 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie
1.       (3) Justin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.
2.       (4) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.
3.       (12) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
4.       (2) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.
5.       (14) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, Vt.
6.       (10) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.
7.       (5) Wayne Stearns, Bradford, Vt.
8.       (9) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.
9.       (6) Chad Miller, White River Junction, Vt.
10.   (7) # Justin Severance, Pittsford, Vt.
11.   (11) Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.
12.   (13) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, Vt.
13.   (1) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
14.   (8) Allan Hammond, Canaan, N.H.
15.   (16) Jason Bruno, Morrisonville, N.Y.
16.   (15) Louie Cadwell, East Thetford, Vt.
17.   (18) Tomas Kimball, White River Junction, Vt.
18.   (17) Lenny Pillsbury, Cornish, N.H.
19.   (19) Chris Kugler, Esperance, N.Y.
Heat Winners: Codie Aubin, Justin Comes, Kenny Tremont Jr.

Sportsman Modified Feature #2 (25 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie
1.       (15) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
2.       (10) Jackie Brown Jr., Hurley, N.Y.
3.       (4) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, Vt.
4.       (1) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
5.       (2) Jason Bruno, Morrisonville, N.Y.
6.       (16) Justin Comes, Middlebury, Vt.
7.       (6) Chad Miller, White River Junction, Vt.
8.       (9) # Justin Severance, Pittsford, Vt.
9.       (5) Lenny Pillsbury, Cornish, N.H.
10.   (7) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.
11.   (8) Wayne Stearns, Bradford, Vt.
12.   (11) Allan Hammond, Canaan, N.H.
13.   (3) Louie Cadwell, East Thetford, Vt.
14.   (12) Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon, Vt.
15.   (17) Tomas Kimball, White River Junction, Vt.
16.   (13) Kenny Tremont Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.
17.   (14) Tim LaDuc, Orwell, Vt.
Did Not Start: Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.; Chris Kugler, Esperance, N.Y.

Sprint Cars of New England Feature (25 laps)
Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown
# - denotes rookie
1.       (8) Will Hull, Plainfield, Vt.
2.       (10) Chris Donnelly, Piermont, N.H.
3.       (7) Luke Greenwood, Hudson, N.H.
4.       (3) # Chad Turck, Pittsfield, N.H.
5.       (5) Tyler Austin, West Fairlee, Vt.
6.       (9) Dan Douville, Bridgewater, N.H.
7.       (2) Dennis McLeod, Concord, N.H.
8.       (4) # Matt Hoyt, Campton, N.H.
9.       (11) Patrick Smith, East Andover, N.H.
10.   (1) Lauren Boisvert, Danbury, N.H.
11.   (6) Jake Williams, Center Tuftonboro, N.H.
Did Not Start: Kevin Chaffee, Bradford, Vt.; Chris Clark, Vershire, Vt.; Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.
Heat Winners: Will Hull, Dennis McLeod
Dash Winner: Dan Douville

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O’Hearn Dominates for his 4th Win of the Year

Derek O’Hearn grabbed the lead with just two laps complete in the Peanuts Auto Sportsman Modified Feature and flew to his fourth win of the season.

Going into the night O’Hearn led Ryan Avery by a single point in the Championship chase.

Unfortunately for Avery he had problems in his heat but Ryan Christian lent his car to Avery for the Feature to keep him in the hunt for the points title.

When the Checkers flew it was Derek O’Hearn with the win, Jason Sanville claimed second with Ricky Sanville third. Ryan Avery and Robbie Williams completed the top five

The Legion Speedway goes Green every Friday Night at 7:00PM and is located on Route 25 at the Rumney/Wentworth, NH Town line.

For more information visit the tracks’ website, www.Legionspeedway.com.

Legion Speedway-Unofficial Results 09/02/16
Sportsman Modifieds (20 Laps)
1.  Derek O’Hearn
2.  Jason Sanville
3.   Ricky Sanville
4.   Ryan Avery
5.   Robbie Williams
6.  Ryan Christian (DNS)

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BEGOLO, PIETZ, BLEICH JR, KELLY, TOMASKI, AND WILLARD TAKE HUMBERSTONE CHECKER FLAGS

- Brad Rouse Wins Sportsman Track Championship -

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (September 4, 2016) Third generation driver Brent Begolo from Thorold, Ontario was the winner of the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman feature event at the Humberstone Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. With his second place finish, Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario earned the Sportsman divisional championship for the second time of his career. Rob Pietz from Gasline, Ontario scored his fifth victory of 2016 in the Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models.  Bill Bleich Jr from Port Robinson, Ontario won his fourth JC Auto Street Stocks feature of the year. Tony Kelly from Niagara Falls, Ontario won his second Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks feature of the season. Kyle Tomaski from Dain City, Ontario won his second Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Trucks feature of the season. BJ Willard scored his second win of the season for the Vintage Cars.

Brent Begolo led from the drop of the green flag in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman main event. Tyler Puchalski raced in second with Joey Mastrioanni, Justin Sharp and Farraway in fifth. Begolo opened up his lead over Sharp with Rouse and McPherson working through the field. Rouse would take second and would go after Begolo for the lead. Begolo and Rouse battled for the lead for several laps in the final stages, including going three wide while splitting with lap traffic. Begolo held the bottom of the speedway, making Rouse to go to the outside to try and pass him for the lead. Begolo was able to hold off Rouse to score his first career Sportsman victory at Humberstone. Rouse finished in second to clinch the 2016 track championship.

RACE REPORT: 9-4-16 FINAL POINTS NIGHT FOR THE DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN

DIRTcar Sportsman: BRENT BEGOLO, Brad Rouse, Justin Sharp, Chad Chevalier, Tyler Puchalski, Darrell Farraway, Joey Mastrioanni, Cody McPherson, Jordan Cosco, Jay Mallory, Rob Knapp, Luke Carleton, Dylan Davidson, Matt Sharpe, Jeff Armstrong, Tom Richau Jr, Adam Leslie, Charlie Lynch, Pat Sonnenberg, Chris Bellamy, Chris Storm, Rob Goulding, Emily Puchalski, Brian Page, John Babion

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THE SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES FOR OPEN SPORTSMAN ADDS EXCITEMENT TO THIS SUNDAY’S SHOW AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY
 
VERNON, NY- This Sunday, July 17, Wilber-Duck Chevrolet and Joe’s Jerky present another night of fast paced family entertainment which features the inaugural visit of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series for the Open Sportsman plus a weekly show of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing with the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds, SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman, and the G&I Homes of Vernon Pro Stocks.
 
The first ever visit for the Short Track Super Series for the Open Sportsman, plus the added purse, should bring a host of invading teams as they look to chase the $1,000 to win payday.  The back of the field will see an increase this Sunday as well as the event will pay a minimum of $125 to qualified drivers.  Currently, Shane Jablonka is the series point leader over Brian White, Kevin Jordan, Charlie Hendrickson, Chris Jordan, Jimmy Wells, Bobby Trapper Jr., Greg McCloskey, Alyssa Cody, and Utica-Rome regular Tom Tophoven.  For an invader to take home the top prize, they will have to deal with the tough field of Utica-Rome Speedway Broedel Energy Open Sportsman regulars such as Steve Way, Claude Hutchings Jr., Jack Miller, Randy Shantel, Jeremy Vunk, Mark Effner, Craig Pope, Lucas Heintz, Heath Carney, and Tophoven.  For more information on the Short Track Super Series, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
 
The Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds will also be in action with Matt Sheppard showing the way in the standings over a talented field of drivers.  After his win this past Sunday, Larry Wight has narrowed the gap on Sheppard to just six points while teammate Pat Ward sitting in the third spot.  Danny Varin and Mike Mahaney make up the remainder of the top five while Marc Johnson, Vic Coffey, Rob Bellinger, Alan Johnson, and Tim Fuller round out the top 10.  Sheppard finds himself back on top in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series New York State standings while Wight and Varin are third and fourth.  Other UR regulars in the top 20 include Ward in eighth, Marc Johnson in 10th, Coffey in 14th, Bellinger in 16th, and Alan Johnson in 18th.  Sheppard has netted four wins so far this season while Wight has two, and Ward, Varin, and Bellinger have one victory each.
 
With his win this past Sunday, Rocky Warner not only collected his division leading fourth win in the SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman, but he cut into point leader Matt Janczuk’s lead.  Warner now sits just six points behind Janczuk with Glenn Forward, Kyle Kiehn, Rocco Leone, Chris Mackey, JaMike Sowle, Brent Joy, Beth Bellinger, and David Schilling filling out the top 10.  Janczuk, Jason Rood, Todd Root, and Brad Rouse have also found Victory Lane this season at the Vernon oval.
 
Pete Stefanski is the current point leader in the G&I Homes of Vernon Pro Stocks over last Sunday’s winner Mike Welch.  With the win, Welch closed the gap on the leader to just 12 points with third place point man Luke Horning another 16 points behind Welch.  Rounding out the top five is Jim Normoyle and Chris Carr ahead of Bill Knapp, Gus Hollner, Frank Hyatt, and Jerry Streeter.  Stefanski also leads in the win category with three wins while Welch and Horning have two wins and Jim Normoyle has one win.
 
Gates open for this week’s exciting show at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.  Kids 16 and under are FREE this Sunday while adult admission is $16.

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JOEY MASTRIOANNI WINS FIRST CAREER HUMBERSTONE SPORTSMAN TRIUMPH

- Rob Pietz Scores Second RUSH Late Model Victory of 2016  -  

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (July 3, 2016) Welland, Ontario’s Joey Mastrioanni was victorious in the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman feature on Tidyman Maintenance and Port Colborne Laundry night at Humberstone Speedway this past Sunday night. For Mastrioanni, it was his first career Sportsman triumph at Humberstone.  Rob Pietz from Gasline, Ontario won his second Pinty’s RUSH Late Model feature of the season. Rob Murray from St. Catharines, Ontario won his third JC Auto Street Stock feature of the season.  Danny Wurster from Niagara Falls, Ontario won the Mike Knapp Ford Pro 4 Truck feature event. Jay Moulton from St. Catharines, Ontario was victorious in the Cosco Haulage Mini Stocks. Mark Shadwell from Hamilton won the Vintage Car feature. Rob Goulding was victorious in the Eve of Destruction Enduro qualifier and is now qualified for the Eve of Destruction, set for September 25th.

Dylan Davidson and Joey Mastrioanni led the PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag for their 25 lap feature event and Mastrioanni used the outside to get around Davidson to take the lead at the end of the opening circuit. The first caution would appear at the end of lap one as Rob Knapp and Jay Mallory came together in turn two; with both being able to continue on racing. Mastrioanni would lead off the restart as Davidson would hold off the challenges of Tyler Puchalski and Justin Sharp for much of the feature distance. After a Sean Dominey spin in turn three to bring out the caution on lap 14, Justin Sharp would pass Davidson to take over second. Cody McPherson had a solid race as he would move into third place with eight laps remaining. Mastrioanni would go on to score the win, his first career DIRT Sportsman triumph. Sharp would settle for second, followed by McPherson, Davidson and Chad Chevalier.

Rob Pietz took the lead away from outside pole sitter Ken Winfield entering turn two to begin the feature event for the Pinty’s Delicious Foods RUSH Late Models. Jeff Dayman passed Sam Pennacchio for second on lap four; however Pennacchio would regain the position just two laps later. Pennacchio would challenge Pietz for several circuits. Tim Gillespie moved into second on lap fifteen. Pietz would not give up the lead as he would lead from flag-to-flag to score the win, his second of the season. Gillespie would finish in second and was followed to the line by Sam Pennacchio, Jeff Dayman and Dennis Lunger Jr would round out the top five.

RACE REPORT: 7-3-16 Tidyman Maintenance and Port Colborne Laundry Night

Sportsman: JOEY MASTRIOANNI, Justin Sharp, Cody McPherson, Dylan Davidson, Chad Chevalier, Jay Mallory, Jeff Armstrong, Darrell Farraway, Rob Knapp, Tyler Puchalski, Matt Sharpe, Brian Page, John Babion, Sean Dominey

RUSH Late Models: ROB PIETZ, Tim Gillespie, Sam Pennacchio, Jeff Dayman, Dennis Lunger Jr, Mike Greene, Ken Winfield, Travis Martineau, Wyatt VanWart

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NAPA Sportsman Shootout Series action and huge fireworks display for $20 per car load

Weedsport Speedway will celebrate the 4th of July in style this Monday, with a full card of racing activity headlined by the Sportsman Classic 75, presented by Industrial Tire of CNY. The third edition of the crown-jewel Sportsman event will draw a large and strong field of competitors for a chance to stand on top of Victory Hill in one of the biggest races of the year for the division.

The Sportsman competitors will have a chance to score a solid payday before even taking to the track for the $2,500-to-win, 75 lap feature event. The holdover 40 lap "Last Call At The Port" feature event from October, 2015 will also take place on Monday. Once the remaining consolation event and feature are completed, the slate will be wiped clean and a whole new set of heats, consolations, and a $500-to-win B-Main will set the field for the Sportsman Classic 75. The Around Town Plumbing and Heating will present the B-Main with a significant pay out to the top 3 finishers - $500 to win, $300 for second, and $200 for third. As always, the winner of the 12 lap B-Main will have the option to trade his pay for a starting spot in the 75 lap main event.

Rocky Warner claimed the checkered flag after the most recent Sportsman event at the track on June 21st, and he feels he can ride his recent momentum at The Port to one, maybe even two wins on Monday. "Weedsport is a fun but tough little track. We start 13th in the first feature so it will be tough, but if the track slicks off like our most recent visit, I think we have a shot," stated Warner. "There is a ton of competition up there as well, which makes the wins all that more special."

However, for Warner to take the win on the 4th of July, he will have to hold off a star-studded field of Sportsman drivers, featuring names such as Dave Marcuccilli, the defending Sportsman Classic Champion, and Ricky Newton, who picked up the first of two Sportsman events held at the track in 2016, along with many more of the region's top competitors. Along with the Sportsman, the NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints will also be on the card Monday.

The nights action will also include a huge fireworks display and LED light show to celebrate our nations independence. With great racing, great food and entertainment, and all for only twenty dollars a car load, this event is the perfect way for the whole family to cap of the holiday weekend.

Pit gates swing open on Monday, July 4th at 3:00 pm, with grandstand gates opening at 4:00 pm, and racing action beginning at 5:30 pm. General admission is $20 per car, or $15 for adults (18+), $5 for students (ages 11-17), with children 10 and under free. Pit admission is $25.

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Short Track Super Series Open Sportsman Venture To I-88 Speedway Tuesday, June 21; $25 Per Car-Load Grandstand General Admission Granted By Jamie & Denise Page!

AFTON, NY – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Open Sportsman take the headlines next Tuesday, June 21.

The series visits Jamie and Denise Page’s pristine Afton Fairgrounds three-tenths-mile oval for a 30-lap main offering a minimum of $1,000 to the winner and $100 to take the green. STSS Open Sportsman top a tripleheader Tuesday program that will also include the GRIT Series Crate 602 Sportsman and Fight Night Street Stocks.

The STSS Open Sportsman got underway at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., on Tuesday, May 17 with Montgomery, N.J., youngster Brandon Grosso taking the checkered ahead of Chuck Fayash, Brian White, Mike Lisowski and Shane Jablonka. A field of 32 STSS Open Sportsman signed in.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, brought the series to Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. However, rain after qualifying postponed the ‘Lightning on the Mountain’ feature to Sunday, Sept. 4 in a doubleheader with the second scheduled STSS Open Sportsman visit to the Mountain. A field of 31 cars registered at Thunder Mountain.

Attention now turns to I-88 on June 21. With a base $1,000 to win posted, I-88 management is also offering a “Gambler’s” program – any driver posting a $20 “Gambler’s Fee” prior to qualifying will receive an increased $1,500 should they win the feature.

2016 Short Track Super Series  Open Sportsman Schedule

Tuesday, May 10 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault – WINNER: Brandon Grosso

Sunday, May 29 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain – FEATURE POSTPONED TO SEPT. 4

Tuesday, June 21 (Rain Date: June 22) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY

Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4

Sunday, July 17 (Rain Date: TBA) – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, NY

Sunday, September 4 (Rain Date: September 5) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Sportsman Sunday

Friday, October 7 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9 – Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Open Sportsman Point Fund (*based on 7 events): 1. $1,250 (plus drum of VP Racing Fuel); 2. $750; 3. $500; 4. $350; 5. $250; 6. $225; 7. $200; 8. $175; 9. $150; 10. $125.

*Should a Thunder Mountain Speedway regular win the championship, speedway promoter Karl Spoonhower will pay a $1,000 cash bonus

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 2016 DIRTcar Sportsman Sept. 6
1. Shane Pecore 1,335
2. Brad Rouse 1,252
3. L. Jackson Jr. 1,243
4. Martin Pelletier 1,221
5. Alex Lajoie 1,201
6. Bryan Coultier 1,179
7. B. Ladouceur  1,174
8. C. Cunningham 1,168
9. Dany Gagne 1,152
10. Ron Davis III 1,135
 
 
 
 

 
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