WEDNESDAY JULY 30
The Big Show 6
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Wednesday July 30, 2014 – Malta, NY – Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 6 Presented by: Recovery Sports Grill Malta, Ferris Industries and VP Racing Fuels. Super DIRTcar Modified Series Event Results (100 Laps) – 1) Danny Johnson, 2) Billy … Continue reading
Malta, NY – Race fans at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway are used to seeing the Vinny Salerno owned four star machine sitting in victory lane following the night’s Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event.
That all changed Friday night as Pennsylvania superstar Jeff Strunk brought the team back to victory lane in the night’s 35 lap event. The win was Strunk’s first career triumph at the fast, four tenths of a mile oval and came following an entertaining battle with Fort Plain’s Jeremy Wilder.
“It was a good race,” Strunk said. “He ran me clean and I tried to run him clean. We didn’t do anything dumb out there, I hope he had a good finish. Thank you to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Lyle and all of the staff.”
In other action Connor Cleveland (Featherfoot Warrior Series Sportsman), Robbie Speed (DIRTcar Pro Stocks), David Emigh (Limited Sportsman), Randy Miller (Don Don’s Delight’s Street Stocks) and Steve Ryan (Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinders) each picked up feature wins.
Brian Gleason and Jeremy Wilder led the field to the start of the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event with Wilder taking the early lead. Gleason would fall into the second position with Rich Ronca, Strunk and Brian Whittemore following. The first caution flag of the event slowed the field on lap two when John Lutes, Jr. and Keith Flach tangled in between turns one and two. The jingle collected among others, Brett Hearn and Peter Britten. All continued on.
On the restart Brett Wright broke on the front stretch causing another caution period. The rookie driver would make repairs and continue. Wilder held the lead on the restart with Strunk moving to second, Gleason third, Ronca fourth and Elmo Reckner fifth. Rookie Mike Minick came to a stop in turn three on lap three forcing the third caution period.
When racing resumed the battle was hot and heavy for the lead between Wilder and Strunk. Strunk took the lead on lap four however the pass was negated when Kris Vernold spun on the backstretch. Wilder moved back to the front and led the field to the green on the restart. He held the lead once racing resumed with Strunk, Ronca, Gleason and Reckner following.
Strunk meanwhile was all over the rear deck of Wilder. The Quaker State super star took a look underneath the Fort Plain young gun on lap six but couldn’t make it stick. On lap seven Strunk would take the lead heading into turn number two, however, Wilder had a great run on the high side exiting the turn and retook the lead heading down the back stretch. The same scenario played out on lap eight with the only difference being Wilder regained the lead using the low side.
As the old saying goes, the third time is the charm, and on lap nine Strunk repeated laps seven and eight. This time though Wilder was not able to come back and Strunk controlled the lead. Reckner meanwhile would move into third on lap ten with Ronnie Johnson taking fourth a lap later. By lap 16 Marc Johnson was gaining momentum. He took over fifth from Ronca on that lap and by lap 20 was all over Ronnie Johnson for the fourth position.
As the lap counter hit number 21 the battle for that third position was intense between Reckner and both Johnsons. The trio ran three wide exiting turn four on lap 21 and when they hit the flaggers stand they were side by side by side in a dead heat. Reckner got the advantage a half lap later with Marc Johnson following in fourth and Ronnie back to fifth. Marc Johnson moved into third on lap 23 and set his sights on a distant Wilder.
Johnson’s deficit to Wilder was erased on lap 24 when Matt Delorenzo spun in turn two. On the restart Strunk continued to lead with Wilder, Marc Johnson, Reckner and Ronnie Johnson following. Ronnie moved past Reckner for the fourth position on lap 26 while Wilder and Marc Johnson battled for second. Marc moved past Wilder for second on lap 27 and looked to close on Strunk.
Strunk had built nearly a straightway advantage over second by the time Johnson gained control of the spot. While the gap decreased a little with five laps to go it wasn’t nearly enough as Strunk pulled away to his first win at the Great Race Place. Marc Johnson held on for second with Ronnie Johnson third, Wilder fourth and Reckner fifth. Heat races for the 25 car field were won by Wilder, Gleason and Strunk.
Sophomore driver Connor Cleveland picked up the win in the third leg of the Featherfoot Warrior Series for the Sportsman division. Olden Dwyer and Mike Burdo led the field to the green with Dwyer taking the early lead. The second generation driver led until the caution flag waved on lap eight for a spun Robert Bublak, Jr. and Jack Speshock. On the restart Cleveland moved into the lead and started to pull away. Cleveland led the remaining laps to bring home the win over Alex Bell, Joey Scarborough, Hunter Bates and Jeremy Pitts. Heat races for the 34 car field were won by Dwyer, Bublak, Cleveland and Chad Miller. The consolation event was claimed by John Virgilio.
Robbie Speed picked up his second DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event win of the season. Danny Wood jumped out to the early lead in the 25 lap event and held the position until giving way to Byron Wescott on a lap five restart. Wescott held the top spot until himself losing the lead on a restart, this one coming on lap 18. Speed took over the top spot on lap 18 and held on for the win. Rob Yetman finished second with Wescott third, Chuck Dumblewski fourth and Kim Duell fifth. Heat races for the 17 car field were claimed by Wood and Bill Smith.
Former DIRTcar Pro Stock campaigner David Emigh won his second Limited Sportsman feature event of the season. Emily Quinn grabbed the early lead before giving way to Anthony Alger on lap three. Alger held the lead until lap 13 when Emigh made racing contact with Alger. The contact pushed Alger off the backstretch and gave the lead to Emigh. Emigh led the remainder of the event to bring home the win over Ricky Davis, Ben Brownell, Alissa Cody and Chris Curtis. Heat races for the 20 car field were won by Jack Bublak and Quinn.
Randy Miller picked up the win in the Don Don’s Delights Street Stock feature event. Miller took the lead from Dave Stickles on lap 11 and brought home the win. Bill Duprey finished second with Stickles third, Jason Meltz fourth and Scott Lawrence fifth.
Steve Ryan won his fifth Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder feature event. Ryan crossed the finish line ahead of Clifford Booth, Chris Keller, Tim Meltz and Brett Horlacher.
The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Wednesday night with a special 35 lap, $2,000 to win Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event. Also on the card will be the held over remaining 89 laps of Brett Hearn’s Big Show 6 presented by the Recovery Sports Grill, Ferris Industries and VP Racing Fuel. Racing is set to begin following the 6:30 pm hot lap session. General Admission is $10 with pit area pricing set at $15 for Members and $20 for Non Members. Wristbands from the original running of the Big Show on July 8th will not be honored.
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.
King of the Catskill’s Qualifier, Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Jeff Strunk, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Ronnie Johnson, 4) Jeremy Wilder, 5) Elmo Reckner, 6) Neil Stratton, 7) Rich Ronca, 8) Brett Hearn, 9) Peter Britten, 10) Ken Tremont Jr, 11) Brian Gleason, 12) Don Ronca, 13) Rich Scagliotta, 14) Chris Busta, 15) Matt Delorenzo, 16) Keith Flach, 17) Jimmy Cottrell, 18) Brian Whittemore, 19) Justin Barber, 20) John Lutes Jr., 21) Kris Vernold 22) Brett Wright, 23) Matt Depew, 24) Mike Minick, DNS) Mark Kislowski
Sportsman Featherfoot Warrior Series Results (25 Laps) – 1) Connor Cleveland, 2) Alex Bell, 3) Joey Scarborough, 4) Hunter Bates, 5) Jeremy Pitts, 6) Derrick McGrew, 7) Cody Bleau, 8) Jon Miller, 9) Tim Hartman Jr, 10) Olden Dwyer, 11) Mike Burdo, 12) Dave Baranowski Jr, 13) Jack Speshock, 14) John Virgillio, 15) Jake Scarborough, 16) Bert Film, 17) Joe Orlando, 18) Mike Ostrander, 19) Chad Miller, 20) Chris Murray, 21) Scott Duell, 22) Nick Lussier, 23) Robert Bublak, 24) Chris Johnson, 25) Nick Anatriello, 26) Jack Swinton, 27) Timothy Davis, 28) Colin Bokus, DNQ) Colin Clow DNQ) Adam Gage, DNQ) Jack Gentile, DNQ) Elliott Lussier, DNQ) John Proctor, DNQ) Daryl Nutting
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) David Emigh, 2) Ricky Davis, 3) Ben Brownell, 4) Alissa Cody, 5) Chris Curtis, 6) Christopher Ronca, 7) Matt Atwood, 8) Zach Daurio, 9) Shannon Donnelly, 10) Randall Soucie, 11) Steve Wagoner, 12) Bruce Schwab, 13) Jack Bublak, 14) Anthony Alger, 15) Scott Flanders, 16) Andrew Buff, 17) Diana Huyck, 18) Emily Quinn, DNS) Jesse Edwards, DNS) Bob Schmidt
DIRTcar Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Robbie Speed, 2) Rob Yetman, 3) Byron Wescott, 4) Chuck Dumblewski, 5) Kim Duell, 6) Ken Martin, 7) Danny Wood, 8) Dan Older, 9) Bill Smith, 10) Ed Thompson, 11) Kevin Loomis, 12) Randy Brownell, 13) Jeff Washburn, 14) Norm Loubier, 15) Dave Depaulo, 16) Walt Brownell, DNS) Brandon Emigh
Don Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Bill Duprey, 3) Dave Stickles, 4) Jason Meltz, 5) Scott Lawrence, 6) Matt Mosher, 7) Darrell Older, 8) Damon Anderson, 9) Jody Thew, 10) Jaske Currier, 11) Jason Barrett, 12) Josh Coonradt, 13) Fred Harris, 14) Jordan Kasper, 15) David Shippee, 16) Paul Braymer, 17) Jay Casey, 18) Frank Monroe, DNS) Chase Aussicker
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Clifford Booth, 3) Chris Keller, 4) Tim Meltz, 5) Brett Horlacher, 6) Dave LaBarge, 7) Dan Older, 8) Mark Linblade, 9) Joe Tallman, 10) Franky Twing, 11) Robert Garney, 12) Pete Vila
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Chris Keller, 2) Tim Meltz, 3) Brett Horlacher, 4) Dave LaBarge, 5) Dan Older, 6) Mark Linblade, 7) Joe Tallman, 8) Franky Twing, 9) Robert Garney
Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Clifford Booth, 3) Pete Vila
Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway honored won of its most popular drivers Friday night and it was only fitting that one of the drivers who raced with him the most sat in victory lane at night’s end. Mike Ronca passed away suddenly during the off season three years ago and ever since the Great Race Place has honored him with the Hungry Mike Ronca Memorial event. For the second straight season Kenny Tremont, Jr. picked up the win.
“We won this race last year,” Tremont said. “The Ronca’s are a great family and Mike was a super guy. He would do anything for you so it certainly is an honor to win anything in Mike’s honor.”
The top three finishers in the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event earned extra money while the seventh place finisher in each of the night’s five feature events earned a $100 Hungry Mike bonus. Kenny Tremont, Jr. earned an extra $350 for his win while the second place and third place finishers earned an extra $250 and $150 respectfully.
In other action Mike Ostrander picked up the 25 lap Sportsman feature event while Kim Duell (DIRTcar Pro Stocks), Rob Maxon (Limited Sportsman) and Bill Duprey (Don Don’s Delights Street Stocks) also earned feature event wins Friday evening.
Mark Kislowski and Jim Nagle led the field to the green with Kislowski taking the early lead over rookie Brett Wright, Nagle, John Lutes, Jr. and Neal Stratton. The front running duo of Kislowski and Wright had pulled away from the field by lap two leaving Lutes and Nagle to battle it out for the third position. Kislowski increased his lead a bit by lap six, opening about a six car length advantage over Wright. The leaders still had a near straightaway advantage over the front runners.
By lap eight Kislowski and Wright were entering traffic for the first time. At the same time 12th place starter Tremont was showing his strength. He was running sixth at the line when lap 12 was completed. The first of three caution flags slowed the event on lap nine when Brett Hearn came to a stop on the front stretch. Not only would Hearn’s night be over but his troubles allowed Peter Britten and Marc Johnson to put a big dent in his 88 point lead in the fight for the track championship.
On the restart Ronnie Johnson and Mike Perrotte would be involved in a jingle that would see the yuke tire pushed out into the speedway, forcing the second caution period. Kislowski lead them all on the restart with Wright, Tremont, Stratton and Lutes following. At the same time Matt Delorenzo headed to the infield, ending his evening.
The third and final caution flag waved on lap 10 when Jeff Strunk and Chris Busta found themselves hooked together exiting turn four. Racing resumed after a quick caution period to separate them with the running order the same as it was on the previous restart. All eyes were on Britten and Marc Johnson as they charged through the field, making up valuable points on Hearn. By lap 19 Britten was up to the sixth position while Johnson was not far behind.
Tremont was able to stay with Kislowski and Wright on the restart and on lap 21 took the second position from Wright. The man from West Sand Lake wasted no time and was all over Kislowski for the lead by lap 23. Meanwhile on lap 25 Britten had moved into the top five with Johnson right on his heels. Britten moved past Stratton for fourth on lap 29.
Up front Tremont was able to get along side of Kislowski on lap 30. The duo ran side by side through traffic however after about a lap and a half Tremont had sole possession of the lead. Britten meanwhile was charging hard.
On the last lap Tremont had checked out however the battle was on for second between Kislowski and Wright. Heading into turn two Wright drove up the track and made contact with Kislowski which allowed Britten to blast past.
In the end Tremont would pick up his second consecutive Hungry Mike Ronca Memorial event win. Britten came from the 14th position to finish second with Wright holding on for third, Kislowski fourth and Johnson fifth. Heat races for the 30 car field were won by Kislowski, Stratton and Wright. Kislowski picked up the $100 Hungry Mike Bonus for leading lap seven.
Mike Ostrander picked up his first win of the season in the 25 lap Sportsman feature event. Ostrander and Jack Swinton led the field to the green with Ostrander taking the early lead. The race would see four caution flags slow the pace during the first seven laps. Once the caution flag fever was extinguished, Ostrander would emerge as the race leader over Nick Lussier and Cody Bleau.
Bleau was able to get along side of Ostrander for the lead on lap 17 with the duo locked in a virtual dead heat at the completion of lap 18. Ostrander regained his advantage before the lap was complete and started to pull away. In the end Ostrander would put this Key Siding and Remodeling/Semenza Homes number 62 in victory lane. Bleau was able to hold on for second with Jeremy Pitts third, Lussier fourth and Chris Johnson fifth. Heat races for the 30 car field were won by Connor Cleveland, Swinton and Mike Burdo. The $100 Hungry Mike Bonus for leading lap seven went to Ostrander.
Kim Duell picked up the $700 to win DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event. The event was scheduled to pay $600 to the winner however at the start of the race the New Life Chaplaincy added an additional $100 to the winners share to make the total keep with the night’s theme of honoring Mike Ronca.
Danny Wood jumped out to the early lead and would hold it until giving way to Bill Smith on lap two. Duell meanwhile was on the charge and on lap eight moved past Smith for the lead. Once out front Duell would not be denied as he brought home his second win of the season. Byron Wescott finished second with Smith third, Brandon Emigh fourth and Robbie Speed fifth. Heat races for the 17 car field were claimed by Wood and Smith. The $100 Hungry Mike Bonus was won by Smith.
Rob Maxon won the 15 lap Limited Sportsman feature event. Jesse Edwards moved out to the early lead and would hold it until lap four when Maxon took over. Once out front Maxon pulled away for the win. Edwards held on for second with Jack Bublak third, David Emigh fourth and Andrew Buff fifth. Heat races for the 21 car field were won by Edwards and Bublak. Maxon picked up the Hungry Mike Bonus.
Bill Duprey won his fourth Don Don’s Delights Street Stock feature event of the season. It was also his second consecutive feature win. Jason Meltz put on pressure for the lead but had to settle for a second place finish. Frank Monroe finished third with Damon Anderson and early race leader Darrell Older completing the top five. Older picked up the Hungry Mike Bonus.
The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Friday night with a King of the Catskills qualifier for the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified division. The Featherfoot Warrior Series for the Sportsman division will also be in competition. All other divisions including the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinders will be on the card.
On Wednesday night July 30th the track will be back in action with an All-Star type double header. The Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modifieds will compete in a 35 lap, $2,000 to win event. Prior to qualifying for this event the remaining 89 laps of the Brett Hearn promoted Big Show 6 will take place. The Big Show 6 is part of the Super DIRTcar Series. General Admission is $10 for this event. Since the Big Show 6 was considered complete after eight of the nine events were completed, wristbands will not be honored at the show.
Friday, July 18, 2014 – Malta, NY – 3rd Annual Mike Ronca Memorial, Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Ken Tremont Jr, 2) Peter Britten, 3) Brett Wright, 4) Mark Kislowski, 5) Marc Johnson, 6) Neil Stratton, 7) John Lutes Jr., 8) Elmo Reckner, 9) Don Ronca, 10) Keith Flach, 11) Rich Scagliotta, 12) Rich Ronca, 13) Jimmy Davis, 14) Jeff Strunk, 15) Matt Depew, 16) Jimmy Cottrell, 17) Brian Whittemore, 18) Chris Busta, 19) Justin Barber, 20) Dylan Scribner, 21) Kris Vernold, 22) Mike Minick, 23) Jim Nagle, 24) Jeremy Wilder, 25) Brian Gleason, 26) Ronnie Johnson, 27) Brett Hearn, 28) Mike Perrotte 29) Matt Delorenzo, DNS) Cass Bennett
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Mike Ostrander, 2) Cody Bleau, 3) Jeremy Pitts, 4) Nick Lussier, 5) Chris Johnson, 6) Jon Miller, 7) Derrick McGrew, 8) Tim Hartman Jr 9) Jack Swinton, 10) Jack Gentile, 11) Dave Baranowski Jr, 12) Alex Bell, 13) Scott Duell, 14) Joe Orlando, 15) Jack Speshock, 16) Timothy Davis, 17) Connor Cleveland, 18) Nick Anatriello, 19) Hunter Bates, 20) Chad Miller, 21) Adam Gage, 22) Colin Bokus, 23) Mike Burdo, 24) Olden Dwyer, 25) Joey Scarborough, 26) John Proctor, 27) Robert Bublak, 28) Elliott Lussier, 29) Jake Scarborough, 30) Bert Film
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Rob Maxon, 2) Jesse Edwards, 3) Jack Bublak, 4) David Emigh, 5) Andrew Buff, 6) Anthony Alger, 7) Christopher Ronca, 8) Brandon Pitcher, 9) Ricky Davis, 10) Ken Conroy, 11) Matt Atwood, 12) Shannon Donnelly, 13) Bruce Schwab, 14) Steve Wagoner, 15) Alissa Cody, 16) Diana Huyck, 17) Zach Daurio, 18) Emily Quinn, 19) Bob Schmidt, 20) Ben Brownell, 21) Ron Casey
DIRTcar Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Kim Duell, 2) Byron Wescott, 3) Bill Smith, 4) Brandon Emigh, 5) Robbie Speed, 6) Ken Martin,7) Dan Older, 8) Rob Yetman, 9) Ed Thompson, 10) Danny Wood, 11) Chuck Dumblewski, 12) Kevin Loomis, 13) Randy Brownell, 14) Jeff Washburn, 15) Norm Loubier, 16) Bernie Companion, 17) Dave Depaulo
Don Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Bill Duprey, 2) Jason Meltz, 3) Frank Monroe, 4) Scott Lawrence, 5) Damon Anderson, 6) Darrell Older, 7) Josh Coonradt, 8) Jody Thew, 9) Fred Harris, 10) Curt Condon, 11) Paul Braymer, DNS) Dave Stickles, DNS) Luke MacIsaac, DNS) Randy Miller
Friday, July 11, 2014 – Malta, NY – One week ago Peter Britten recorded a very popular win at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway by defeating current point’s leader Brett Hearn in what many have described as an unbelievable race. This week, … Continue reading
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 – Malta, NY – Brett Hearn’s The Big Show 6 Presented by: Recovery Sports Grill Malta, Ferris Industries and VP Racing Fuels. Super DIRTcar Modified Series Event Results (100 Laps) – Feature race postponed until Wednesday July 30th.
Sportsman Feature #1 Results (20 Laps) – 1) Joey Scarborough, 2) Brian Krummel, 3) Derek McGrew, 4) Rocky Warner, 5) Connor Cleveland, 6) Jack Gentile, 7) Jon Miller, 8) Cody Bleau, 9) Adam Pierson, 10) Joe Orlando, 11) Kevin Chaffee, 12) Evan Kingsbury, 13) Floyd Billington, 14) Dave Baranowski Jr, 15) Jordan Fornwalk, 16) Ricky Quick, 17) Chris Johnson, 18) Derek Barker, 19) Adam Gage, 20) Whitey Slavin, 21) Anthony Alger, 22) Colin Bokus, 23) Jack Swinton, 24) Alex Bell, 25) Cody Hunt, 26) Alissa Cody
Sportsman Feature #2 Results (20 Laps) – 1) Jeremy Pitts, 2) Chris Donnelly, 3) Scott Duell, 4) Matt Pappa, 5) Dave Constantino, 6) Robert Bublak, 7) Tim Hartman Jr, 8) Jack Speshock, 9) Adam McAuliffe, 10) Hunter Bates, 11) Chris Lynch, 12) Nick Anatriello, 13) Timothy Davis, 14) Nick Lussier, 15) Matt Hitchcock, 16) Mike Burdo, 17) Ricky Davis, 18) John Proctor, 19) Jush Sunn, 20) Jesse Edwards, 21) Christopher Ronca, 22) Mike Ostrander, 23) Brian Calabrese, 24) Jake Scarborough, 25) Nick Poumstead, 26) Olden Dwyer
Malta, NY – On Thursday evening the race fans of the Capital District experienced Mother Nature’s wrath as severe storms pelted the region with heavy rain, wind and lightning. Just about 24 hours later those same race fans saw a different kind of storm, one in which the thunder came from down under!
Australia’s Peter Britten picked up the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event win in what many would call one of the best races ever on the fast, four tenths of a mile oval. The win came just over a year since Britten became the first driver from outside of North America to win a feature event at the Great Race Place.
“We do what we can,” Britten said in response to announcer Mike Warren’s claim that Batman can really fly. Britten then asked a question that received a roar so loud from the packed stands that they may have heard it down under.
“What does everyone think about Brett Hearn not winning?” Britten asked.
In other action defending Sportsman track champion Jeremy Pitts won the division’s 25 lap feature event while Rob Yetman (DIRTcar Pro Stocks), Ricky Davis (Limited Sportsman) and Randy Miller (Don Don’s Delights Street Stocks) also each reached victory lane. The entire racing program, which included a huge fireworks display and 118 entries, was completed in three and a half hours.
Pep Corradi and Neal Stratton led the stout Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event to the green Corradi taking the point first. The race would see a pair of caution flags negate the attempt to start the event. The first saw fourth place starter Rich Ronca spin in between turns three and four, collecting Mark Kislowski and Matt Delorenzo. On the restart Jeff Trombley would make very hard contact with the front stretch wall, forcing another caution period. The newest driver to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s all-star lineup – Jeff Strunk, suffered a flat tire in the incident. He would return to the event.
Racing was finally able to get underway with Corradi taking the early lead over Neal Stratton, Hector Stratton, Mike Perrotte and Jimmy Cottrell. Neal Stratton would move to the topside and on lap two take the lead from Corradi. His father, Hector followed him past Corradi a lap later. The third of what would be five caution flags slowed the event on lap four when Matt Depew slowed on the track.
The Stratton’s remained one-two on the restart with Perrotte moving into the third position, Britten fourth and Brett Hearn fifth. Hearn, who started 15th, was tenth before the restart. On lap seven Britten moved past Hector Stratton for second while Hearn took over fourth from Perrotte. Brian Gleason came to a stop in turn two which forced the caution flag to wave for the fourth time. The restart attempt was unsuccessful as Depew, Brian Whittemore and Justin Barber tangled in turn four, which forced the caution flag to wave for the final time.
Neal Stratton would again lead on the restart with Britten, Hearn, Hector Stratton and Kenny Tremont, Jr. completing the top five. Britten would power the Troyer Race Cars backed machine out front on lap nine as Tremont moved into the fourth position. On lap 11 Hearn overtook Stratton for second while Tremont moved to third and Marc Johnson broke into the top five.
By lap 15 Britten had just shy of a ten car length lead over Hearn however that lead quickly evaporated as the duo entered extremely heavy traffic. Hearn was all over Britten by lap 18, even getting a look underneath the rising Australian star. On lap 24 the leaders were side by side working their way through slower traffic. They were three wide with Elmo Reckner and split Rich Ronca coming out of turn two.
The race for the lead was one of the best ever at the track with Britten and Hearn slicing their way through traffic. As they battled 12 time track champion Tremont started to close in. By lap 30 Tremont was on the rear deck of Hearn as Britten opened a small lead.
That small lead was all Britten needed as he brought home his second career feature win at the Great Race Place. Hearn held off Tremont for second with Marc Johnson finishing fourth and Ronnie Johnson fifth. Heat races for the 32 car field were won by Hearn, Kislowski and Neal Stratton. All drivers were eligible to start the feature event.
“That was a hell of a show,” Britten said. “I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.”
Jeremy Pitts won the 25 lap Sportsman feature event. The win for the defending track champion and current points leader was his second of the season. Nick Anatriello would take the early lead over Timothy Davis, Andy Durie and the remainder of the 33 car starting field. Jack Speshock moved past Durie for third on lap two and set his sights on the leaders.
The first of four caution flags slowed the event on lap three when Joe Orlando broke on the front stretch. Anatriello would lead on the restart however Pitts was on the charge. Pitts moved past Jake Scarborough on lap five for fourth and then two laps later past Speshock for third. Pitts then joined Anatriello and Davis for a dandy three car battle for the lead.
On lap 11 the trio went three wide for the lead with Davis coming out on top over Pitts. Pitts would take the lead on lap 13. In the end Pitts would survive three more restarts to bring home the win over Speshock, Cody Bleau, Scarborough and Rocky Warner. Heat races for the 33 car field were won by Durie, Speshock, Scarborough and Davis. All drivers started the feature event.
Rob Yetman picked up his 19th career DIRTcar Pro Stock feature win at the track. Ed Thompson grabbed the early lead before a lap eight caution flag for a stopped Brandon Emigh set up the races first restart. On the restart Yetman was able to stay with Thompson and on lap nine took over the top spot. Yetman would go unchallenged to take the win over Robbie Speed, Thompson, Dave DePaulo and Kim Duell. A total of 17 DIRTcar Pro Stocks were pit side with heat races going to Speed and Bernie Companion.
Ricky Davis not only picked up his first career Limited Sportsman feature event win in the divisions 15 lap event, the win was his first ever in a stock car. Davis took the lead at the drop of the green and despite numerous caution flags was able to lead the entire distance for the win. Brandon Pitcher finished second with Ben Brownell third, Emily Quinn fourth and Alissa Cody fifth. Heat races for the 18 car field were won by Davis and Pitcher.
Randy Miller returned to victory lane in the Don Don’s Delights Street Stock division. Miller pulled away to the win over Jason Meltz, Scott Lawrence, Bill Duprey and Matt Mosher. A total of 18 drivers entered the event.
The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Tuesday evening with the sixth running of Brett Hearn’s Big Show. The event is a $10,000 to win Super DIRTcar Series race for the DIRTcar Modifieds. The DIRTcar Sportsman division will also be in action in a twin 20, feature only program. Racing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
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.
Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Peter Britten, 2) Brett Hearn, 3) Ken Tremont Jr, 4) Marc Johnson, 5) Ronnie Johnson, 6) Keith Flach, 7) Neil Stratton, 8) Mike Perrotte 9) Matt Delorenzo, 10) Hector Stratton, 11) Jimmy Cottrell, 12) Brett Wright, 13) Jeff Strunk, 14) Don Ronca, 15) Rich Scagliotta, 16) Mark Kislowski, 17) Kyle Armstrong, 18) John Lutes Jr., 19) Elmo Reckner, 20) Rich Ronca, 21) Pep Corradi, 22) Jim Nagle, 23) Brian Whittemore, 24) Brian Gleason, 25) Jeremy Wilder, 26) Justin Barber, 27) C.G. Morey, 28) Mike Minick, 29) Cass Bennett, 30) Jeff Trombley, 31) Matt Depew, DNS) Justin Boehler
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jeremy Pitts, 2) Jack Speshock, 3) Cody Bleau, 4) Jake Scarborough, 5) Rocky Warner, 6) Hunter Bates, 7) Tim Hartman Jr, 8) Nick Anatriello, 9) Robert Bublak, 10) Connor Cleveland, 11) Joey Scarborough, 12) Derrick McGrew, 13) Chris Johnson, 14) Dave Baranowski Jr, 15) Jack Gentile, 16) Nick Lussier, 17) Pete Jeske, 18) Mike Burdo, 19) Alex Bell, 20) Colin Bokus, 21) Bert Film, 22) Scott Duell, 23) Chad Miller, 24) Elliott Lussier, 25) Timothy Davis, 26) Olden Dwyer, 27) Cody Hunt, 28) Jon Miller, 29) Sebastien Bourque, 30) Jack Swint 31) Mike Ostrander, 32) Andy Durie 33) Joe Orlando
DIRTcar Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Robbie Speed, 3) Ed Thompson, 4) Dave Depaulo, 5) Kim Duell, 6) Ken Martin, 7) Dan Older, 8) Byron Wescott, 9) Danny Wood, 10) Randy Brownell, 11) Bernie Companion, 12) Tom Princiotta, 13) Bill Smith, 14) Brandon Emigh, DNS) Norm Loubier, DNS) Kevin Loomis, DNS) Rowdy Burch
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Ricky Davis, 2) Brandon Pitcher, 3) Ben Brownell, 4) Emily Quinn, 5) Alissa Cody, 6) Randall Soucie, 7) Anthony Alger, 8) Diana Huyck, 9) Chris Curtis, 10) Jack Bublak, 11) Andrew Buff, 12) Zach Daurio, 13) Jesse Edwards, 14) Ken Conroy, 15) Wally Potter, 16) David Emigh, 17) Shannon Donnelly, 18) Christopher Ronca
Don Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Jason Meltz, 3) Scott Lawrence, 4) Bill Duprey, 5) Matt Mosher, 6) Yule Cook, 7) Josh Coonradt, 8) Chase Aussicker, 9) Dave Stickles, 10) Joe Wolcott, 11) Darrell Older, 12) Frank Monroe, 13) Damon Anderson, 14) Luke MacIsaac, 15) John Hayes, 16) Paul Braymer, 17) Jason Barrett, 18) David Shippee
Friday, June 27, 2014 – Malta, NY – Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Brett Hearn, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Matt Delorenzo, 4) Ken Tremont Jr, 5) Ronnie Johnson, 6) Peter Britten, 7) Mike Perrotte, 8) … Continue reading
Malta, NY – Brett Hearn came into Friday night’s racing program at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway the winner of the past five Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature events. The win streak put him one win away from tying his own … Continue reading
Malta, NY – On Friday evening the Albany-Saratoga Speedway presented a very special event for the Sportsman division. The Mark K. Hughes Memorial 26 lap event was contested in front of a packed grandstand and run in honor of its … Continue reading