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Malta, NY – Just over one year ago Mark Kislowski sat in victory lane for the first time at The Great Race Place. The Ballston Lake driver backed up that inaugural win this past Friday night with another trip to victory lane in the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event.
By starting the 35 lap feature event, Garden State certain Hall of Famer Brett Hearn clinched the 2014 Track Championship. The title is Hearn’s seventh track championship at the Malta oval and third consecutive. Only Kenny Tremont, Jr. has more track championships at Albany-Saratoga (12). Since Hector Stratton won the track championship in 1993 the only driver to be crowned Dirt Modified track champion at the track not named Tremont or Hearn was Dave Camara. Camara was the champion in 2000 and 2001.
In other action Chris Johnson won the final leg of the Featherfoot Warrior Series for the Sportsman division. Jeremy Pitts was crowned series champion. Kim Duell returned to victory lane in the DIRTcar Pro Stock division while Ron Casey and Randy Miller won the Limited Sportsman and Street Stock feature events respectfully. Darryl Hulburt won the Northeastern Vintage Dirt Modified Club event.
North country veteran Mike Perrotte and the younger of the racing Ronca brothers, Rich, led the field down to starter Rich Peterson’s green flag. Perrotte grabbed the early lead over Ronca and Brian Gleason before a jingle on the front stretch involving Justin Barber brought out the first caution flag of the event. Perrotte again led on the restart with Ronca, Neal Stratton, Gleason and Matt Depew following.
Kislowski meanwhile was on the move. He moved the Morris Auto Group/Terry’s Route 50 Super Lot number three into fifth on lap four and immediately set his sights on Gleason for the fourth position. It took only four laps for Kislowski to mount hard pressure on Gleason and on lap eight he moved into the fourth position. On lap 11 Stratton moved past Ronca for the second position.
At the one third point of the race Gleason started to make a charge. He moved past both Ronca and Kislowski heading into turn one to take over the third position on lap 11 and then a lap later took over second from Stratton. Kislowski moved into the third position on lap 15 forcing Stratton back to fourth. A lap later Ronnie Johnson started to make his presence known as he moved past Stratton into the fourth position.
As the race reached the halfway point Perrotte held about a two car lengths lead over Gleason with Kislowski, Johnson and Stratton completing the top five. With 15 laps to go the top three were under a blanket, working their way through slower traffic. Kislowski moved past Gleason for second on lap 21 and then immediately challenged Perrotte for the lead. The duo ran side by side for a couple of laps before Kislowski secured the lead for himself. At the same time Hearn moved past Stratton for the fifth position.
The second and final caution flag of the fast paced event slowed the field on lap 24 when Chris Busta spun on the front stretch. Kislowski held the top spot on the restart with the remainder of the top five remaining the same. On lap 26 Hearn would battle with Johnson for the fourth position. That battle lasted a lap as not only did the 2015 Track Champion take over the fourth position on lap 27 but he also moved past Gleason for third. Johnson moved past Gleason for the fourth spot on lap 28.
Hearn closed quickly on second place Perrotte and on lap 29 took over the runner up spot. As the field completed lap 30 Kislowski held a 3.187 second lead over Hearn. Hearn however was on the move and with two laps to go had cut that lead down to 1.646 seconds.
Kislowski’s advantage proved to be too much as Hearn had to settle for second. Kislowski picked up the win by .654 seconds over Hearn, Perrotte, Johnson and Gleason. Heat races for the 24 car field were won by Stratton, Gleason and Peter Britten.
“First and foremost I have to thank my family,” Kislowski said. “They give me the time to do this. We have a pretty good crew this year. We are working hard in the shop.”
Chris Johnson picked up the biggest victory in his young career Friday night by claiming the 25 lap finale of the Featherfoot Warrior Series. The win was the second of his career, with his first coming in August of 2007.
Nick Lussier was first to lead the event with Johnson and Elliot Lussier following. Early on Elliot seemed to have the car to beat. He moved past Johnson for second on lap three and then past his brother Nick for the lead on lap four. By lap five the top three had pulled away from the field. The trio opened up about a half straightaway lead before a caution on lap ten erased their advantage.
When racing resumed Elliot was the lead however he had Johnson all over him. Following a lap 14 restart Johnson had a good run on Lussier and the duo battled side by side briefly for the lead. A lap later Johnson took over the top spot. From there Johnson led the rest of the way to bring home the win in his Bigg Mann Painting number 1EJ. Nick Lussier would finish the event in second with Jeremy Pitts third, Elliot fourth and Colin Bokus fifth.
With his third place finish defending track champion Jeremy Pitts would be crowned the 2014 Featherfoot Warrior Series champion for the Sportsman division. A total of 33 drivers entered the event with heat races being won by both Nick and Elliot Lussier and Johnson. The consolation event was claimed by recent Limited Sportsman graduate David Emigh.
Kim Duell picked up the 25 lap DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event in very exciting fashion. Fast Eddie Thompson was first to the lead following Rich Peterson’s green flag. Thompson led until lap 12 when sophomore driver Byron Wescott took over. Wescott was strong on the lead however a lap 15 restart gave Duell the chance he needed. Duell pressured Wescott for the remaining laps with the duo side by side on the last lap. Duell and Wescott drag raced to the checkers with Duell picking up the win by .014 seconds. It was so close track officials needed video and transponder evidence to call it.
Duell would be the winner with Wescott settling for second, Thompson third, Kenny Martin, Jr. fourth and Rob Yetman fifth. Heat races for the 18 car field were won by Thompson and Walt Brownell.
Coming into the night Martin trailed Yetman by three points in the race for the track championship. Yetman headed pit side early after being involved in a jingle that caused his hood to come up and thus blocking his vision. He battled back to finish fifth, which allows him to take a one point lead into the season points finale this coming Friday night.
Ron Casey picked up his first career Limited Sportsman feature event win in the divisions 15 lap event. Casey led the entire distance to put the Innovative Speed and Graphics machine in victory lane over Andrew Buff, Ricky Davis, Jack Bublak and Zack Daurio. Heat races for the 17 car field were won by Davis and Casey.
Randy Miller won the 20 lap Don Don’s Delights Street Stock feature event. Miller took the lead on a lap 12 restart caused by then leader Paul Mulrain’s spin. Once out front Miller brought home the win over Jason Meltz, Bill Duprey, Jody Thew and Scott Lawrence. A total of 22 drivers entered the event.
The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Friday night with all weekly divisions in action. It will be Back to School Kid Raffle Night and the final point’s night for the DIRTcar Modified and DIRTcar Pro Stock divisions. Racing is set to start at 7 p.m.
Coming up on Friday September 12th the annual Northeast Crate Nationals will take center stage. 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. Please stay tuned for further announcements regarding this event.
Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified $3,000 To Win Results (35 Laps) – 1) Mark Kislowski, 2) Brett Hearn, 3) Mike Perrotte 4) Ronnie Johnson, 5) Brian Gleason, 6) Matt Delorenzo, 7) Peter Britten, 8) Ken Tremont Jr, 9) Stewart Friesen, 10) Marc Johnson, 11) Keith Flach,
12) Rich Ronca, 13) Jimmy Cottrell, 14) Elmo Reckner, 15) Todd Ryan, 16) Neil Stratton, 17) Dylan Scribner, 18) John Lutes Jr., 19) Todd Morey, 20) Chris Busta, 21) Matt Depew, 22) Bobby Hackel IV, 23) Justin Barber, 24) Don Ronca
Sportsman Featherfoot Series Results (25 Laps) – 1) Chris Johnson, 2) Nick Lussier, 3) Jeremy Pitts, 4) Elliott Lussier, 5) Colin Bokus, 6) Rocky Warner, 7) Jake Scarborough, 8) Connor Cleveland, 9) Jush Sunn, 10) Hunter Bates, 11) Adam Gage, 12) Mike Burdo, 13) Chad Miller, 14) Olden Dwyer, 15) Joe Orlando, 16) Chad Edwards, 17) Cody Bleau, 18) Scott Duell, 19) Ivan Joslin, 20) Rob Maxon, 21) David Emigh, 22) Mike Ostrander, 23) Joey Scarborough, 24) John Proctor, 25) Nick Anatriello, 26) Derrick McGrew, 27) Jon Miller, 28) Robert Bublak, 29) Jack Speshock, 30) Dave Baranowski Jr, DNQ) Chris Murray, DNQ) Daryl Nutting, DNQ) Jack Swinton, Note: Don Scarborough Substitute Driver for Joey Scarborough
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Ron Casey, 2) Andrew Buff, 3) Ricky Davis, 4) Jack Bublak, 5) Zach Daurio, 6) Alissa Cody, 7) Brandon Pitcher, 8) Christopher Ronca, 9) Bob Schmidt, 10) Scott Flanders, 11) Anthony Savoca, 12) Diana Huyck, 13) Walter Cook, 14) Jesse Edwards, DNS) Travis Billington, DNS) Ben Brownell, DNS) Shannon Donnelly
DIRTcar Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Kim Duell, 2) Byron Wescott, 3) Ed Thompson, 4) Ken Martin, 5) Rob Yetman, 6) Walt Brownell, 7) Bill Smith, 8) Bernie Companion, 9) Dan Older, 10) Brandon Emigh, 11) Dave Depaulo, 12) Jeff Washburn, 13) Norm Loubier, 14) Danny Wood, 15) Cassidy Wilson, 16) Cody Whitbeck, 17) Mike Stebbins, 18) Robbie Speed, Note: Rob Lagevin Substitute Driver for Dave DePauloDon Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Jason Meltz, 3) Bill Duprey, 4) Jody Thew, 5) Scott Lawrence, 6) Hunter Sanchez, 7) Jeff Meltz Sr, 8) Josh Coonradt, 9) Fred Harris, 10) Frank Monroe, 11) Damon Anderson, 12) John Hayes, 13) Chase Aussicker, 14) Jaske Currier, 15) George Dorvee, 16) Jordan Kasper, 17) Paul Mulrain, 18) Darrell Older, 19) Paul Braymer, 20) Jason Barrett, 21) Dave Stickles, 22) Matt Mosher
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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