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Malta, NY – This Friday evening the Albany-Saratoga Speedway roars back into action for the final time in the 2014 racing season. The four tenths of a mile oval will play host to an event that it created back in 2008. The Northeast Crate Nationals is the event and the payout is impressive to say the least. The 100 lap event for the Sportsman division will pay the winner $2,225.
The Northeast Crate Nationals is a production of Duell-Mayhem Promotions and the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The Nationals are being brought to you by a long list of sponsors which include, Dodson Construction, Mayhem Motorsports, Elmo’s Auto Body, Duell Family Racing, Dean’s Electrical Service, Elmo’s Speed & Supply, Edwards Food Service, Lazzaro’s Auto Body, DKM Fabrication, Fox Shocks, HICO Fabrication, Grennon Project Services, Next Generation Roofing, Wiz Fabrication, Team 856, Ryder’s Lawn Care, H&R Motorsports, Bloomfield’s Florist, Sign Action Productions, Double-D Creations, Final Reward Trophy and Bob Hilbert Sportswear.
In addition to the Sportsman division the Street Stock Nationals Showdown ($300 to win) and the Lazzaro’s Auto Body Pro Stock Nationals Clash ($600 to win) will also be on the card. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $2 for kids 11 and under. Pits are $25 for non-members and $20 for members. For this event, memberships from any track will be honored.
The winner of the Northeast Crate Nationals will not only receive one of the largest pay days in the Empire State, they will earn a guaranteed starting spot for the $1,000 to win, $100 to start 25 lap Crate Sportsman event at Bret Deyo’s Short Track Super Nationals on October 11th.
For more information on the 2014 Dodson Construction Northeast Crate Nationals presented by Duell-Mayhem Promotions and the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, including rules, eligibility and how to get involved please visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/602nationals or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.
Crate Sportsman Rules
- DIRTcar Rules in effect with the following exceptions.
- Rev Boxes are not mandatory.
- Modified American Racer or Hoosier tires are permitted. All 4 tires must be same manufacturer. No 49 American Racer Compound. No block pattern tires, no late model tires. MINIMUM American Racer Compounds 33LF, 38RF, 38LR, 48RR. MINIMUM Hoosier Compounds D300.
- Aluminum or Steel wheels are permitted. There is no weight break for Steel wheels.
- Weight is 2400 for ALL Crate Sportsman cars. Track scales are official.
- Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust is NOT permitted.
- No Modified drivers. If you have completed 4 or more Modified feature events in 2014 or have a Modified/358 Modified feature win in 2014, you are not eligible to compete in the Northeast Crate Nationals. If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact race officials.
- GM (General Motors) Crate Engine part number 88958602/19258602 is the ONLY crate engines permitted.
- Any steel body non-adjustable shock is legal. No steel adjustable or big body shocks are permitted. No aluminum small or big body shock and/or aluminum adjustable shocks are permitted at all. No aluminum shocks of any kind are legal. No big bulb shocks. Schroeder valves are legal.
Pro Stock Rules
- DIRTcar Pro Stock Rules in effect with the following exceptions.
- Rev Boxes are not mandatory.
- Hoosier tires only and need to be D60 on all 4 corners.
- Weights are 3100 for Open/Home Built Motors and 2900 for GM Crate Engines part number 88958602/19258602.
Street Stock Rules
- All 4 tires must be the same letter and number size. Street DOT tires only, racing tires are not permitted. Maximum size P225, 70 series or higher 14” or 15” diameter. All 4 tires must be the same size and marked number. OEM wheels, or any steel 7” only wheels. 7″ minimum – 8” maximum wide tire permitted. Up to 3 ½” offset steel aftermarket wheels permitted. Wheels and tires must be the same size – ½” allowance on wheel width. NO GROOVING ALLOWED. Stock treads only; No mud, snow, studded, directional or recap tires allowed.
- Weights are 3100 for Open/Home Built Motors and 2900 for GM Crate Engines part number 88958602/19258602.
- No 4BBL carbs permitted per track management. Holley 4412 on crate motors, Rochester carbs on open/home built motors.
- Headers are permitted, but must be 1 5/8” max diameter from flange to collector. NO Tri-Y’s and NO Stepped headers.
- Conventional body styles preferred, but aftermarket nose and hood pieces will be permitted. No wings, sail panels, exotic body styles etc. It’s not a run what you brung.
- Jacking bolts are not permitted. If they are in the car for any reason they must be welded or bolted solid so they are unmovable during the evening.
All rules were created with the best interest of the competitors locally and abroad. They are designed to allow drivers from multiple tracks to compete during the Northeast Crate Nationals. If you have any questions feel free to contact race officials and we’ll get you clarification ASAP.
Malta, NY – The 2014 points season came to an end Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. With the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified division completing their season a week earlier, the Sportsman and CRSA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series co-headlined the night’s actioned packed activities.
Cody Bleau put the Davis Family number 173 Sportsman in victory lane for the first time in 2014. Davis would finish second in points as Jeremy Pitts was crowned track champion for the second straight season. Danny Varin picked up the CRSA A-Main event while Andrew Buff (Limited Sportsman), Randy Miller (Don Don’s Delights Street Stock) and Steve Ryan (Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinders) also reached victory lane. Ron Case won the 40 lap Enduro event.
Other track champions crowned during the evening were Bill Dupree in the Don Don’s Delights Street Stock division and Dave LaBarge (Single Cam) and Steve Ryan (Dual Cam) in the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder’s. One week ago Brett Hearn and Rob Yetman were crowned DIRTcar Modified and DIRTcar Pro Stock division champions respectfully.
Rob Maxon and John Proctor led the Sportsman division field down to starter Rich Peterson’s green flag with Maxon taking the initial lead over Proctor and Jack Swinton. Bleau started to show his strength on lap three as he moved from sixth to fourth in one sweeping move. Proctor never lost sight of Maxon and on lap four was alongside of the recent Limited Sportsman division graduate for the lead. Bleau meanwhile moved past Swinton for third on lap five.
The first of what would be way too many caution periods to count slowed the field on lap five when Colin Bokus spun in turn two. On the restart Maxon and Bleau battled for the lead as Proctor and Olden Dwyer followed. A large pile up on lap six involving Jake Scarborough, Orlando and others brought the caution flag out again.
The restart saw Bleau take the lead only to have his pass negated by another caution flag. This scenario played out many times over the next ten laps and numerous restarts. Bleau ultimately emerged as the race leader. Once racing was able to stay green Bleau checked out on the field, bringing home the win over Jeremy Pitts, Maxon, Dwyer and Nick Lussier. A total of 25 drivers entered the regular Sportsman division with heat races being won by Dwyer, Orlando and Proctor.
Danny Varin picked up the CRSA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A-Main event win. Chuck Alessi and Scott Goodrich led the field down to the green with Goodrich taking the early lead over Mike Kiser and Alessi. On lap two Thomas Radivoy would spin in turn two. Tyler Jashembowski just clipped the spun Radivoy which sent his car over on its side. Everyone was ok. Goodrich remained the leader on the restart with Kiser, Alessi, John Matrafailo and Josh Pieniazek following. Pieniazek took over the fourth position on lap four and then third from Alessi one lap later. At the same time Varin moved to fifth.
While Pieniazek and Varin were moving through the top five, Kiser was taking the lead. The second generation driver from New York’s Southern Tier held the lead until Jeff Van Steenburg came to a stop in turn one. Kiser led on the restart with Goodrich, Varin, Alessi and Pieniazek following. Varin was now on the moved as he put the Cuomo machine into second on lap eight and then on lap 14 he moved into the lead.
Once our front no one had anything for the proud new father from Rotterdam. Varin picked up his second straight win at the Great Race Place and third overall in the Capital District with the CRSA. Kiser had to settle for second with Alessi third, Goodrich fourth and Pieniazek fifth. Heat races for the 21 CRSA entries were won by Kiser, Varin and Joe Kata.
Ricky Davis won his second Limited Sportsman feature event during the division’s season finale. Rookie Andrew Buff jumped out to the early lead over the large field. Buff held the top spot through restarts that marred the 15 lap event. Davis was able to keep close to Buff and on lap 13 make the pass of the lead. Davis led the remainder of the distance to pick up the win over Buff, Ken Conroy, Anthony Alger and Ben Brownell. Heat races for the 27 entries were won by Zach Daurio, Jack Bublak and Buff.
Randy Miller picked up his ninth Don Don’s Delights Street Stock division feature event win of the season in their 20 lap event. Matt Mosher jumped out to the early lead and held it until giving way to Miller on lap nine. Once out front Miller would not be challenged, bringing home the win over Hunter Sanchez, Jason Meltz, Damon Anderson and Bill Duprey. A total of 20 drivers entered the event.
Steve Ryan remained dominant in the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder division. Ryan picked up the win over Kenny Stager, Todd Goldstein, Mike Parodi and Robert Garney. A total of 13 drivers entered the event.
Coming up this Friday night September 12th the annual Northeast Crate Nationals will take center stage at the Great Race Place. The Sportsman division will be on hand for a $2,225 to win event along with the Street Stock division and an event for the Pro Stocks. This will be the final event for the 2014 season at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway including the 2014 racing schedule, photos and point standings please log on to our website at www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Cody Bleau, 2) Jeremy Pitts, 3) Rob Maxon, 4) Olden Dwyer, 5) Nick Lussier, 6) Adam Gage, 7) Jon Miller, 8) Jack Swinton, 9) Mike Ostrander, 10) Dave Baranowski Jr, 11) Jush Sunn, 12) Tim Hodge, 13) Mike Burdo, 14) Colin Bokus, 15) Jack Speshock, 16) John Proctor, 17) Derrick McGrew, 18) Chris Murray, 19) Scott Duell, 20) Alex Bell, 21) Joe Orlando, 22) Hunter Bates, 23) Mike Tholin, 24) Jake Scarborough, 25) Bert Film
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Ricky Davis, 2) Andrew Buff, 3) Ken Conroy, 4) Anthony Alger, 5) Ben Brownell, 6) Ron Casey, 7) Anthony Savoca, 8) Bruce Schwab, 9) Alissa Cody, 10) Walter Cook, 11) Christopher Ronca, 12) Pat Jones, 13) Tim Heady, 14) Diana Huyck, 15) Butch Schwarting, 16) Steve Wagoner, 17) Nick Fretto, 18) Scott Flanders, 19) Jesse Edwards, 20) Bob Schmidt, 21) Emily Quinn, 22) Matt Atwood, 23) Jack Bublak, 24) Zach Daurio, 25) Josh Morgan, 26) Shannon Donnelly, DNS) Travis Billington
CRSA Sprints Results (25 Laps) – 1) Danny Varin, 2) Mike Kiser, 3) Chuck Alessi, 4) Scott Goodrich, 5) Josh Pieniazek, 6) John Matrafailo, 7) Dustin Purdy, 8) Chad King, 9) Robert Gray 10) Mark Taylor, 11) Jeremy Quick, 12) Kyle Smith, 13) Cory Gurney, 14) Dalton Herrick, 15) Thomas Radivoy, 16) Joe Kata, 17) Brett Jaycox, 18) Emily VanInwegen, 19) Jeff Van Steenburg, 20) Warren Alexson, 21) Tyler Jashembowski
Don Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Hunter Sanchez, 3) Jason Meltz, 4) Damon Anderson, 5) Bill Duprey, 6) Matt Mosher, 7) John Filarecki, 8) Paul Braymer, 9) Fred Harris, 10) John Hayes, 11) Jody Thew, 12) Jordan Kasper, 13) Jaske Currier, 14) George Dorvee, 15) Scott Lawrence, 16) Josh Coonradt, 17) Chase Aussicker, 18) Dave Stickles, 19) Jason Barrett, 20) Darrell Older
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Ken Stager, 3) Todd Goldstein, 4) Mike Parodi, 5) Robert Garney, 6) Clifford Booth, 7) Wayne Russell, 8) Ben Britch, 9) Tim Meltz, 10) Dave LaBarge, 11) James Mehan, 12) Brett Horlacher, 13) Dylan LaPort
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Mike Parodi, 2) Robert Garney, 3) Wayne Russell, 4) Ben Britch, 5) Tim Meltz, 6) Dave LaBarge, 7) Brett Horlacher, 8) Dylan LaPort
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Ken Stager, 3) Todd Goldstein, 4) Clifford Booth, 5) James Mehan
Enduro Results Top 3 (40 Laps) – 1) Ron Case, 2) Jon Taisey, 3) Brandon Uline
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