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Malta, NY - Sportsman “Run What Ya Brung” Results (50 Laps) – 1) Scott Duell, 2) Jeremy Pitts, 3) Derrick McGrew, 4) Andy Durie, 5) Mike Ostrander, 6) Mark Mortensen, 7) Nick Lussier, 8) Frank Hoard III, 9) Dave Baranowski Jr, 10) Tony Ballestero, 11) Stan Lemiesz, 12) Paul Dunham, 13) Jake Scarborough, 14) Connor Cleveland, 15) Elliott Lussier, 16) Joe Orlando, 17) Leo Sousie, 18) Mike Burdo, 19) Justin Barber, 20) Floyd Billington, 21) Brett Wright, 22) Nick Anatriello, 23) Jack Gentile, 24) Butch Wilcox, 25) Jon Miller, DNS) Jack Swinton, DNS) Cody Bleau
Sportsman Top 5 Final Points – 1) Jeremy Pitts 27 710, 2) Derrick McGrew 26 688, 3) Cody Bleau 173 612, 4) Scott Duell 14X 607, 5) Andy Durie 32D 575
Novice Sportsman Results ( Laps) – 1) Timothy Davis, 2) Pete Jeske, 3) Ron Casey, 4) Ricky Davis, 5) Christopher Ronca, 6) Colin Bokus, 7) John Linblade, 8) Randall Sousie, 9) Alissa Cody, 10) Zach Daurio, 11) Chris Murray, 12) Jesse Edwards, 13) David Emigh, DNS) Jack Bublak
Novice Sportsman Top 5 Final Points – 1) Chris Murray 7 752, 2) Timothy Davis 7T 656, 3) Ricky Davis 43 654, 4) John Lindblade 42 644, 5) Jesse Edwards 28 601
AIM Warrior Series $1,000 to Win Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Kim Duell, 2) Brandon Emigh, 3) Byron Wescott, 4) Pete Broderson, 5) Ken Martin, 6) Dave Depaulo, 7) Bernie Companion, 8) Cale Kneer, 9) Dennis Joslin, 10) Robbie Speed, 11) Danny Wood, 12) Jeff McPjail 13) Bill Smith, 14) Dan Older, 15) Jeff Washburn, 16) Kevin VanChance, 17) Walt Brownell, 18) Rob Yetman, 19) Tony DeRose, 20) Tom O’Connor, 21) Chuck Towslee, DNS) Matt Freckleton
Pro Stock Top 5 Final Points – 1) Rob Yetman #7 826, 2) Ken Martin #93 728, 3) Dan Older #97 720, 4) Kim Duell #14 648, 5) Brandon Emigh #2 630
AIM Warrior Series Top 5 Final Points – 1) Ken Martin #93 206, 2) Kim Duell #14 196, 3) Byron Wescott #00 196, 4) Dan Older #97 188, 5) Brandon Emigh #2 172
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Bill Duprey, 3) Josh Coonradt, 4) Ken Conroy, 5) Justin Smith, 6) Scott Lawrence, 7) Paul Braymer, 8) Jody Thew, 9) Chase Aussicker, 10) Frank Monroe, 11) Al Relyea, 12) Rowdy Burch, 13) Jay Severson, 14) John Hayes, 15) Ben Newsome, 16) Mark Casey, 17) Damon Anderson, 18) Shawn Bonner, 19) David Shippee, 20) Jason Barrett, 21) Nathan Dahoda, 22) Matt Mosher, DNS) Tim Thompson
Street Stock Top 5 Final Points – 1) Bill Duprey #44D 310, 2) Josh Coonradt #00 304, 3) Randy Miller #12 303, 4) Scott Lawrence #24 274, 5) Justin Smith #45S 265
Vintage Modified Results (10 Laps) – 1) Stan Wetmore, 2) John Consentino, 3) John Walsh, 4) Mike Sowle, 5) Frank Blanchard, 6) Link Pettit, 7) Charile Scofield, 8) Ed Hauser, 9) Francis Oliver, 10) Barney Waldron, DNS) Darryl Hulbert
4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) Mark Lindblade, 3) Jake Currier, 4) Dan Older, 5) Dan Collins, 6) Lance Robertson, 7) Ken Stager, 8) David Frame, 9) Joe Tallman, 10) Whitney Martel, 11) Pete Vila, 12) John McCarron, 13) Live Dangerous
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Mark Lindblade, 2) Dan Older, 3) Dan Collins, 4) Lance Robertson, 5) Ken Stager, 6) Joe Tallman, 7) Live Dangerous
4 Cylinder Single Cam Top 5 Final Points – 1) Mark Lindblade #17S 236, 2) Dan Older #8S 228, 3) Lance Robertson #31S 214, 4) Joe Tallman #20S 148, 5) Jeff Donnelly Jr #21S 103
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results- 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) Jake Currier, 3) David Frame, 4) Whitney Martel, 5) Pete Vila, 6) John McCarron
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Top 5 Final Points – 1) Todd Goldstein #8D 73, 2) David Frame #24D 99, 3) Steve Ryan #4D 715, 4) Jake Currier #12D 310, 5) Pete Vila #14D 304
4 & 6 Cylinder Results (25 Laps) – 1) Brandon Uline, 2) Ron Case, 3) Brett Horlacher, 4) Patrick Lynch, 5) Brittney Sprague, 6) Seth Blanchard, 7) Matt Duncan, 8) Kane Rokjer, 9) Mike Duggan, 10) Paul Harding, 11) Stephanie Duell, 12) Paul Lubera, DNS) Justin Greene
Malta, NY – The headline division, the final 35 lap Modified feature event of the season, had a tough start when a car went around and about ½ dozen cars suffered damaged before we could get a lap on the counter but when we did get underway it was Jeremy Wilder stepping out into the race lead.
But there was a lot going on behind Wilder. Marc Johnson, who started 12th on the field, wasn’t wasting time getting to the front. And Johnson has recorded numerous top five runs lately so he was going to be a contender for that final 2013 checkered flag. With five circuits recorded on the books Johnson had planted himself right behind Wilder. Another eight times around and Johnson was taking the race lead.
Johnson had a lot of lapped traffic to deal with during the event. On the 24th lap Johnson just missed an incident in front of him going into the first turn. Plus Brett Hearn, who came from 15th, was also part of Johnson’s back bumper but Hearn didn’t have enough to catch him and Johnson picked up his second win of the season.
“I’ve got to thank my father, my crew, and everybody that helps me out with the car,” said Johnson during post race ceremonies. “Man, that was a fun race, I drove my butt off.”
Hearn crossed the line second and what a run for 12 time Malta point champion Kenny Tremont who came all the way from a 27th place starting position to finish third. A successful 2013 season for Wilder who held on for fourth and Ronnie Johnson rounded out the top five.
An impressive run for Tyler Dippel, a regular at AS’s sister track Lebanon Valley. A first time run at the Malta oval and Dippel left with a sixth place pay envelope.
The 25 lap Sportsman feature event started out in the same fashion as the Modified main event. When things finally got underway Leo Sousie quickly took off into the lead but the next time around Jack Swinton was sitting in the race lead. Swinton, who was looking for his first win this season, ran it to the green.
While Swinton was focused on his great view from the front, Sousie, Jack Gentile, Nick Anatriello and Jack Speshock were entertaining a packed house. Impressive runs and some good dicing back and forth going on between the group with the final outcome showing Speshock, Sousie, Gentile and Anatriello following Swinton across the finish line.
The 12 lap Novice Sportsman feature didn’t disappoint either. Colin Bokus secured the race lead on a lap two restart and despite Brandon Pitcher all over the rear of his race car for the final two times around the oval, Bokus went on to take his first career win. Bob Schmidt, Ricky Davis and Timothy Davis rounded out the top five.
After a rough hit last weekend it was nice to see Brandon Emigh back at the track and in the lead when the Pro Stock feature event began. Halfway through the event the top four were tight. Emigh had Jeff Washburn trying everything to get around him, both racers seeking that first win of the season.
Washburn took over the race lead in lap 13 but it wasn’t over yet. Washburn and Emigh had seven-time feature event winner, Rob Yetman, scoping things out right behind them. When flagger Rich Peterson showed the two-to-go flags Yetman had his work cut out for him. Yetman took the lead and then had folks on their feet when he went high on the final time around the speedway. He would take his eighth win and the point championship title.
“That was a great way to cap off the season,” said Yetman. “The track was really slippery tonight so we made a bunch of changes for that.” Great run by Washburn who held on for second place. Emigh, Walt Brownell and Kim Duell rounded out the top five.
Past feature winner Matt Mosher jumped into the race lead from the drop of the green flag in the 20 lap Street Stock feature event but Paul Braymer had other ideas and grabbed the lead from Mosher on the seventh time around the speedway. Meanwhile, Josh Coonradt was coming from the 17th starting spot and he was fast. Coonradt was already in second place at the halfway point of the race. In the closing laps Randy Miller, who came from 18th, was all over Coonradt but he held on for his third win of the race season.
Miller, Braymer, Nathan Dahoda and Scott Lawrence put in top five runs.
The DMA USAC Midget were on hand for the second time this season. Josh Sunn had an early lead in the 20 lap feature event but in lap eight Adam Pierson took over the race lead and went on for the remainder of the race. Kevin Chaffee, Scott Holcomb, Joe Krawiec and Dean Christiana rounded out the top five.
Stewart Friesen was behind the wheel of a Ray Miller midget. Friesen, the race winner when the club visited earlier this season, was up to second place when he hopped the cushion between the third and fourth turn. Friesen went behind the wall and ended up with a 12th place run.
Kenny Tremont was also in a Midget for the evening. Tremont finished eighth.
Things… The Atlantic Coast Old Timers (ACOT) Midgets started the evening out with an 8 lap demonstration and had their vintage racecars behind the grandstands for the fans… it was the final night of points for the Modified and Pro Stock divisions… the initial sportsman qualifying event found Jim Osgood upside down on the front stretch. Joe Orlando was black flagged and sent to the pits for his involvement with Osgood… Andy Durie had some heavy front end damage on his automobile after contact with Justin Barber in the second QE. Durie went into the night in fifth place in the point standings… two time 2013 winner Jamike Sowle dropped from the second Modified heat while leading… good show from Matt Depew and Rich Scaglotta in the second Modified QE for spots one and two… lap 7 of his QE and Kenny Tremont was dropping down on the track and into the infield… Stewart Friesen was a team driver to Jamike Sowle… Marc Johnson was the fastest in hot laps prior to the feature events… Street Stock feature event winner, Josh Coonradt, went right into the pits bypassing a victory lane celebration on the front stretch, Coonradt’s car was on fire so he went into the pits… Last week’s combined sensation, Jimmy Cottrell, took a hard hit in the late stages of the feature event… Coming into tonight in second in the Pro Stock points, Kenny Martin slowed and entered the pits during the finale. Martin rejoined the group….
Albany Saratoga Speedway Point Championship
Modified (FINAL) — Hearn 708, Tremont 676, M. Johnson 666, DeLorenzo 638, R. Johnson 628
Sportsman — Pitts 690, McGrew 668, Bleau 593, S. Duell 587, Durie 555
Novice Sportsman — Murray 716, R. Davis 604, J. Lindblade 600, T. Davis 596, J. Bublak 573
Pro Stock (FINAL) — Yetman 806, Martin 708, D. Older 700, K. Duell 628, B. Emigh 610
Street Stock — Duprey 284, Coonradt 280, Miller 273, Lawrence 256, Shippee 249
Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Marc Johnson, 2) Brett Hearn, 3) Ken Tremont Jr, 4) Jeremy Wilder, 5) Ronnie Johnson, 6) Tyler Dippel, 7) Matt Delorenzo, 8) Peter Britten, 9) Don Ronca, 10) Matt Depew, 11) Keith Flach, 12) Neil Stratton, 13) C.G. Morey, 14) Bodie Bellinger, 15) Mark Kislowski, 16) Todd Morey, 17) Pep Corradi, 18) Wayne Figler, 19) Dylan Scribner 20) Jimmy Cottrell, 21) Jamike Sowle, 22) Kyle Sheldon, 23) Brian Gleason, 24) Rich Ronca, 25) Rich Scagliotta, 26) Mike Perrotte 27) Stewart Friesen, 28) Jeff Trombley, DNS) Rob Pitcher
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jack Swinton, 2) Jack Speshock, 3) Leo Sousie, 4) Jack Gentile, 5) Nick Anatriello, 6) Jeremy Pitts, 7) Derrick McGrew, 8) Stan Lemiesz, 9) Scott Duell, 10) Brett Wright, 11) Josh Sunn, 12) Elliott Lussier, 13) Jon Miller, 14) Cody Bleau, 15) Connor Cleveland, 16) Frank Hoard III, 17) Dan Santabarbara, 18) Tony Ballestero, 19) Andy Durie, 20) Joe Orlando, 21) Dave Baranowski Jr, 22) Justin Barber, 23) Robert Bublak, 24) Mike Ostrander, 25) Mike Burdo, 26) Jake Scarborough, 27) Nick Lussier, 28) Mike Jeske, 29) Paul Dunham, DNQ) Jim Osgood, DNQ) Derek Barker, DNQ) Hunter Bates, DNQ) Tim Hodge, DNQ) Luke Klob, DNQ) Jessey Mueller
Novice Sportsman Results (12 Laps) – 1) Colin Bokus, 2) Brandon Pitcher, 3) Bob Schmidt, 4) Ricky Davis, 5) Timothy Davis, 6) David Emigh, 7) Chris Murray, 8) Jack Bublak, 9) John Linblade, 10) Pete Jeske, 11) Jake Zak, 12) Collin Clow, 13) Randall Sousie, 14) Wally Potter, 15) John Hubbard, 16) Jesse Edwards, 17) Mike Minick, 18) Alissa Cody, 19) Christopher Ronca, 20) Ron Casey, DNS) Zach Daurio
Pro Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Jeff Washburn, 3) Brandon Emigh, 4) Walt Brownell, 5) Kim Duell, 6) Bernie Companion, 7) Byron Wescott, 8) Ken Martin, 9) Dan Older, 10) Cale Kneer, 11) Randy Brownell, 12) Chuck Towslee, 13) Dean Charbonneau, 14) Danny Wood, 15) Dave Depaulo
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Josh Coonradt, 2) Randy Miller, 3) Paul Braymer, 4) Nathan Dahoda, 5) Scott Lawrence, 6) David Shippee, 7) Jody Thew, 8) Rowdy Burch, 9) Chase Aussicker, 10) Justin Smith, 11) Damon Anderson, 12) Jim Duncan, 13) Curt Condon, 14) John Hayes, 15) Jay Severson, 16) Tim Thompson, 17) Mark Casey, 18) Bill Duprey, 19) Yule Cook, 20) Matt Mosher, 21) Jason Barrett, 22) Ben Newsome, 23) Fred Harris
USAC DMA Midget Results (15 Laps) – 1) Adam Pierson, 2) Kevin Chaffee, 3) Scott Holcomb, 4) Joe Krawiec, 5) Dean Christiana, 6) John Hendrick, 7) Josh Sunn, 8) Ken Tremont Jr 9) Mike Chaffee, 10) Adam Whitney, 11) Dylan Dunhaime, 12) Stuart Friesen, DNS) Tyler Rivard
4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) David Frame, 3) Dan Older, 4) Lance Robertson, 5) Whitney Martel, 6) Joe Tallman, 7) Ken Stager, 8) Gary Malloy, 9) Jake Currier, 10) Jay Resch, 11) Steve Ryan, DNS) Live Dangerous, DNS) Art Clement, DQ) Mark Lindblade
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Dan Older, 2) Lance Robertson, 3) Joe Tallman, 4) Ken Stager, 5) Gary Malloy, DNS) Live Dangerous, DQ) Mark Lindblade
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) David Frame, 3) Whitney Martel, 4) Jake Currier, 5) Jay Resch, 6) Steve Ryan, DNS) Art Clement
Malta, NY — Mike Sowle, of Sowle Trailer Repair, changed the format at Albany Saratoga Speedway on Friday. A frequent supporter of auto racing in the Capital District area, Sowle wanted to see three $2,000 to win 20-lap features for the Modified boys, and he put his money on the table to make it happen as he sponsored the event.
From the drop of the green silk in the first 20 lap feature Jimmy Cottrell was fast from his starting spot on the outside of the front row. Cottrell was smooth and fast in search of his first win of the 2013 season. But on a lap nine restart Jamike Sowle took the race lead and went on to his second win this year.
“Yeah, this is nice, the car was running great tonight,” said Sowle, regarding picking up some of dad’s cash. “I would like to thank all of my sponsors and crew for helping me to get here.”
Cottrell continued on in good fashion and followed Sowle across the finish line. It was a feature where the young chauffeurs dominated — the top five consisting of young drivers of the future. Nice runs being put on by Brian Gleason, Jeremy Wilder and past 2013 feature winner Bodie Bellinger.
In the second Modified feature event Don Ronca put his Fairways of Halfmoon sponsored automobile in the front, taking the race lead from Neil Stratton on the third time around the oval. But Keith Flach wasn’t letting Ronca out of his sight. Flach, who won on the Malta asphalt, was in search of his first dirt victory at the Malta oval.
“I want to thank all of the guys on the crew,” said Flach from victory lane. “We had a little bit of a hard year and they keep coming back and working hard.”
A rare sighting in the seventh lap when Brett Hearn went up-and-over the birm, turning the car around and giving up his fourth place spot on the field. The race was restarted and Flach took the lead from Ronca. Despite a hard charging Kenny Tremont and Marc Johnson, the third generation driver hung on and claimed ownership on the second-of-three feature events.
With five circuits remaining Marc Johnson took second place from 12 time point champion Ken Tremont. Matt Delorenzo and Don Ronca rounded out the top five.
The start of the final 20-lap feature was filled with several caution laps. When the event finally got underway, Stewart Friesen let Jimmy Cottrell lead briefly but on the second lap Friesen was already enjoying the view from the front. At times Friesen was showing a full straight-a-way lead over the rest of the pack.
Friesen went on to secure his first win of the season in the Modified ranks. Friesen took wins this season in both a midget and sprint car.
“I like the format tonight,” said Friesen. “We’re not right up there in the points battle for the title so we were able to try some things out tonight.”
Cottrell put forth another successful run following Friesen across the line. Ronnie Johnson, Marc Johnson, and Neil Stratton rounded out the top five. Brian Gleason had a good run going but he went high and spun with only three laps remaining, giving over his third place spot.
All three runs were combined to compile the points for the night. Jimmy Cottrell’s successful evening placed him on top of the combined totals with his second, 14th, and second place runs.
The 25 lap Sportsman feature event went caution free and Mike Ostrander owned the entire event. Ostrander had Mike Jeske and Jeremy Pitts putting on a show behind him, and he hit some heavy lapped traffic in the later stages of the event, but held on to take his first win this season.
“The car was really hooked up good tonight,” said Ostrander after securing his first career Sportsman win. “I would like to thank Eddie Sears for letting me drive this car.”
In the final laps of the event Jeske lost a few spots turning over third place to Pitts who was followed by Brett Wright, Jeske, and Jon Miller. Wright, who started eighth on the field, was getting stronger as the race progressed.
Despite having Jack Bublak all over his back bumper Pete Jeske led the Novice Sportsman event from the fifth circuit until the 12 lap race concluded. It was Jeske’s first win of the season.
The 25 lap Pro Stock feature was a $500 to win Warrior Series event and was another that was tough to get going in the early stages. Dean Charbonneau was the dominant factor in the race but as the race progressed so did the competition. In the later stages of the event the top four were all over each other with previous winner Dan Older trying everything to get around Charbonneau. On lap 16 Older found his way around and went on for his second win of the season.
Another good run by Kim Duell who took the runner-up spot during the intense late race battle. Walt Brownell, Rob Yetman, and Ken Martin rounded out the top five.
Scott Lawrence appeared to have the 20 lap Street Stock feature covered. Lawrence grabbed the race lead on lap 10 and was easily in control, but with five laps remaining race-leader Lawrence came to a stop on the frontstretch. Second place runner David Shippee took the race lead and the win.
Things… The night started out with last week’s feature winners being brought out for their time in the limelight since they were sent into the pits right after their wins last week due to time constraints… Marc Johnson was the fastest in pre-race practice for the Modifieds… Kenny Tremont pulled off the speedway from his hot lap session smoking pretty good… Stewart Friesen behind the wheel of the Jeff Daley and Sons owned #44 that has brought Friesen to success at many locations… Skip Shippee pushed up on the track and Jack Gentile went into the wall during his qualifying event. Gentile tried to drive it back into the pits but had to be hooked up to a tow vehicle to get there… Brett Hearn must have missed the Malta oval (missing for an event at Ransomville Speedway the week before) because he was right on for his qualifying event as he went from last to first in 10 laps… If the Pro Stock heats are any sign of things to come we are in for an exciting feature event… Brett Hearn was the fastest in hot laps prior to the start of the Triple 20’s… Gentile looked to have things taken care of after his QE and he was easily leading the Sportsman Consolation event when it appeared something broke on the final circuit around the speedway and Gentile came to a stop on the backstretch… Scary moment for Alissa Cody in the Novice feature, Cody’s car went over and started on fire. The car burst into flames three times…
Also was a scary moment for Brandon Emigh after he hit the frontstretch wall on lap four of the Pro Stock feature. Emigh got out of his vehicle, his knees buckled, and he went down on the track. The safety crew tended to Emigh who was taken away in the ambulance…
Modified Results – Triple 20 #1 (20 Laps) – 1) JAMIKE SOWLE, 2) Jimmy Cottrell, 3) Brian Gleason, 4) Jeremy Wilder, 5) Bodie Bellinger, 6) Peter Britten, 7) Matt Delorenzo, 8) Brett Hearn, 9) Stewart Friesen, 10) Jeff Trombley, 11) Ken Tremont Jr, 12) Keith Flach, 13) Marc Johnson, 14) Don Ronca, 15) Neil Stratton, 16) Mike Perrotte 17) Chris Busta, 18) Mark Kislowski, 19) Matt Depew, 20) Ronnie Johnson, 21) Justin Boehler, 22) Rob Pitcher, 23) Joey Scarborough, 24) Nick Hotaling, 25) Wayne Figler, 26) Rich Ronca, 27) Dylan Scribner 28) C.G. Morey, DNS) Hector Stratton
Modified Results – Triple 20 #2 (20 Laps) – 1) KEITH FLACH, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Ken Tremont Jr, 4) Matt Delorenzo, 5) Don Ronca, 6) Peter Britten, 7) Jeff Trombley, 8) Neil Stratton, 9) Brian Gleason, 10) Bodie Bellinger, 11) Mark Kislowski, 12) Ronnie Johnson, 13) Stewart Friesen, 14) Jimmy Cottrell, 15) Jamike Sowle, 16) Brett Hearn, 17) Justin Boehler, 18) Rich Ronca, 19) C.G. Morey, 20) Matt Depew, 21) Chris Busta, 22) Jeremy Wilder, 23) Rob Pitcher, 24) Wayne Figler, 25) Nick Hotaling, 26) Dylan Scribner 27) Joey Scarborough, 28) Mike Perrotte DNS) Hector Stratton
Modified Results – Triple 20 #3 (20 Laps) – 1) STEWART FRIESEN, 2) Jimmy Cottrell, 3) Ronnie Johnson, 4) Marc Johnson, 5) Neil Stratton, 6) Bodie Bellinger, 7) Jeff Trombley, 8) Mark Kislowski, 9) Don Ronca, 10) Brett Hearn, 11) Matt Delorenzo, 12) Peter Britten, 13) Jamike Sowle, 14) Keith Flach, 15) Ken Tremont Jr, 16) Matt Depew, 17) Jeremy Wilder, 18) Mike Perrotte, 19) Brian Gleason, 20) C.G. Morey, 21) Joey Scarborough, 22) Rob Pitcher, 23) Justin Boehler, 24) Wayne Figler, 25) Nick Hotaling, 26) Rich Ronca, 27) Chris Busta, 28) Dylan Scribner DNS) Hector Stratton
Modified Results – Triple 20′s Combined – 1) Jimmy Cottrell, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Bodie Bellinger, 4) Stewart Friesen, 5) Matt Delorenzo, 6) Peter Britten, 7) Jeff Trombley, 8) Keith Flach, 9) Jamike Sowle, 10) Don Ronca, 11) Neil Stratton, 12) Ken Tremont Jr, 13) Brian Gleason, 14) Ronnie Johnson, 15) Brett Hearn, 16) Mark Kislowski, 17) Jeremy Wilder, 18) Matt Depew, 19) Mike Perrotte 20) Justin Boehler, 21) Chris Busta, 22) C.G. Morey, 23) Rich Ronca, 24) Rob Pitcher, 25) Joey Scarborough, 26) Wayne Figler, 27) Nick Hotaling, 28) Dylan Scribner DNS) Hector Stratton
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) MIKE OSTRANDER, 2) Jeremy Pitts, 3) Brett Wright, 4) Mike Jeske, 5) Jon Miller, 6) Elliott Lussier, 7) Cody Bleau, 8) Tony Ballestero, 9) Derek McGrew, 10) Joey Scarborough, 11) Joe Orlando, 12) Andy Durie, 13) Dave Baranowski Jr, 14) Matt Pappa, 15) Scott Duell, 16) Jack Speshock, 17) Frank Hoard III, 18) Nick Anatriello, 19) Paul Dunham, 20) Jack Swinton, 21) Nick Lussier, 22) Leo Sousie, 23) Connor Cleveland, 24) Luke Klob, 25) Mike Burdo, 26) Skip Shippee, 27) Justin Barber, 28) Robert Bublak, DNS) Jack Gentile, DNS) Jim Osgood, DNS) Stan Lemiesz
Novice Sportsman Results (12 Laps) – 1) PETE JESKE, 2) Jack Bublak, 3) Timothy Davis, 4) David Emigh, 5) Ricky Davis, 6) Chris Murray, 7) Jake Zak, 8) Wally Potter, 9) John Linblade, 10) Christopher Ronca, 11) Mike Minick, 12) Brandon Pitcher, 13) Collin Clow, 14) Colin Bokus, 15) Rob Maxon, 16) Jesse Edwards, 17) Randall Sousie, 18) Alissa Cody, DNS) Zach Daurio
Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) DAN OLDER, 2) Kim Duell, 3) Walt Brownell, 4) Rob Yetman, 5) Ken Martin, 6) Dean Charbonneau, 7) Bernie Companion, 8) Byron Wescott, 9) Cale Kneer, 10) Chuck Towslee, 11) Jeff McPjail 12) Jeff Washburn, 13) Bill Smith, 14) Kevin VanChance, 15) Ed Thompson, 16) Dave Depaulo, 17) Brandon Emigh
Pro Stock AIM Warrior Points (Top 10) – 1) Dan Older 158, 2) Ken Martin 158, 3) Byron Wescott 144, 4) Kim Duell 136, 5) Dean Charbonneau 136, 6) Bill Smith 132, 7) Cale Kneer 120, 8) Brandon Emigh 116, 9) Dave Depaulo 113, 10) Rob Yetman 110
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) DAVID SHIPPEE, 2) Damon Anderson, 3) Bill Duprey, 4) Rowdy Burch, 5) Al Relyea, 6) Nathan Dahoda, 7) Justin Smith, 8) Randy Miller, 9) Josh Coonradt, 10) Chase Aussicker, 11) Matt Mosher, 12) Jody Thew, 13) John Hayes, 14) Fred Harris, 15) Mark Casey, 16) Tim Thompson, 17) Ken Conroy, 18) Yule Cook, 19) Curt Condon, 20) Scott Lawrence, 21) Paul Braymer, 22) Jason Barret
Malta, NY — The past two outings at Albany Saratoga Speedway produced a second and third place run for Modified driver Mark Kislowski. Only one way to go now and Kislowski did just that — picking up his first career … Continue reading
Modified Results (35 Laps) — 1) RONNIE JOHNSON, 2) Keith Flach, 3) Mark Kislowski, 4) Ken Tremont Jr, 5) Don Ronca, 6) Jeff Trombley, 7) Marc Johnson, 8) Brian Gleason, 9) Peter Britten, 10) Brett Hearn, 11) Stewart Friesen, 12) … Continue reading
Malta, NY - One would certainly call it a memorable night for B.H. Racing Enterprises on Friday night at Albany Saratoga Speedway. While Hearn was picking up the win in the 35 lap Modified feature event his protege Matt Pappa … Continue reading
Malta, NY – The previous week it looked like Matt Delorenzo was really enjoying himself — he was extremely fast as he rim rode the top of the speedway. But a broken torque arm left him in the pits on two occasions with flat tires. Well, Delorenzo came back this week and the story was exactly the same, except this time he placed the Recovery Sports sponsored automobile in victory lane for his first win this season at Albany Saratoga Speedway.
Delorenzo was given the seventh place starting position when the 35 lap feature event got rolling. And by lap six he was already in the race lead. With the event going caution free for a good stretch (lap 25) it allowed Delorenzo a good sized lead with a buffer of lapped cars behind him. However, a lap 29 yellow would change all that — it wouldn’t matter — Delorenzo was too strong again this week.
Marc Johnson, who has been experiencing a great season this year, came from 11th to chase Delorenzo down.
“Marc was real good and he runs on the low side,” said Delorenzo. “I thought I was a little faster through three and four but I saw his nose and I figured I got to go to the bottom and he’s going to have to go around me.”
Kenny Tremont, Jeff Trombley and Brett Hearn rounded out the top five. Tremont, Johnson, Rich Ronca and Trombley spent a good portion of the race exchanging positions.
The 25 lap Sportsman feature started out with Joe Orlando jumping right into the lead from his outside front row start, but he didn’t enjoy the view from the front for long, because Jack Gentile was reeling him in on lap seven. Five more times around and Gentile was leaving very little room between the two cars. The next time around Gentile owned it but for only two circuits. On lap 16 the weather took a big turn with wind gusts making the pit area look like a dust bowl and then the skies opened up. The race was called.
Unfortunately Gentile, who has five former wins under the CVRA helm, didn’t get to celebrate his first win of the season as folks were running for cover. Gentile’s last win at the ‘Great Race Place’ came back on May 23, 2009.
Orlando, Mike Burdo, Dave Baranowski, Jr. and point leader Jeremy Pitts rounded out the top five.
Due to division domination by Rob Yetman, many are still in search of their first wins of the season in the Pro Stock ranks. Dean Charbonneau, Cale Kneer, Brandon Emigh and Byron Wescott entertained the fans swapping spots back and forth but Yetman wasn’t far behind them. By the 11th time around the Lazzaro Auto Body sponsored car of Yetman’s was already claiming stake on the third place slot.
You could throw a blanket over the top three with Wescott and Charbonneau swapping the lead a few times before Yetman took them both in one clean sweep to take his sixth win of the 2013 season. It was also Yetman’s 100th career victory. Pretty impressive.
“In the beginning [of the race] it seems like I need that first caution for the car to come around but once it comes around boy look out,” laughed Yetman during post race ceremonies of the $500 to win Warrior Series event.
Wescott, Charbonneau, three time winner Kenny Martin and Kim Duell rounded out the top five.
Paul Braymer took off from his fourth place starting position to the front at the start of the 20 lap Street Stock feature event. And he never looked back despite all kinds of position swapping going on behind him. When Braymer crossed the finish line he had a several car lead over the rest of the field.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said an elated Braymer in victory lane. “I’ve got to thank my father-in-law who did the set-up.”
Braymer didn’t realize that Bill Duprey, who’s seen great runs turn into bad ones the last few weeks, was right behind him for the final five times around the Malta oval. Duprey (also winless this season) held on for an impressive runner-up spot. Ken Conroy, Scott Lawrence and Josh Coonradt rounded out the top five.
Stewart Friesen did double duty — in his regular Jake Spraker owned Modified and behind the wheel of a Midget for the night. To the crowd’s delight Friesen took the win coming down for the checkered flag in the 15 lap feature event.
“Yeah, that was a lot of fun,” said Friesen after exiting the midget. “What a great group of guys to race with — the track is super racy and they are quick little cars, we had a ball.”
The Vintage Mods brought back some memories to the older folk. The 10 car field displayed some restored automobiles of some greats of the past. Ray See Jr. picked up the win in that feature event.
“We made some changes after hot laps — we pulled some gear out of it and the car really came out good,” said See. “It’s really fun, I probably haven’t been here in about 10 years and the last time I was here I was racing a Pro Stock.”
The Novice Sportsman feature event was scheduled last on the night’s racing card so they will run that event next week.
Things… The heat index in the Saratoga area was 105 degrees for Friday’s racing event — it was hot… Wrestler Buff ‘The Stuff’ Bagwell was on hand signing autographs for the fans… Joe Orlando had a comfortable lead in his Sportsman qualifying event, backing that up with a good run in the main event… it was the first visit for the USAC Midgets at the speedway, the group was originally scheduled earlier this season but rain played havoc on their visit… Dave Emigh was behind the wheel of a Novice Sportsman mount again this week instead of a Pro Stock automobile… Midget racer, Denny Zimmerman, had to leave the Malta location not liking the second turn. Zimmerman turned it over during his qualifying event and then had issues again in that same turn during the club’s feature event… Brett Hearn was the fastest in hot laps prior to the feature event… opening night Street Stock winner, Matt Mosher, went pitside before any laps were recorded on the 20 lap main event…
Points Peek… A look at the points after last Friday night…
Modifieds: Hearn 506, Tremont 470, M. Johnson 466, Delorenzo 450, Friesen 430
Sportsman: Pitts 480, Tholin 444, McGrew 442, Duell 405, Bleau 393
Novice Sportsman: Murray 438, Edwards 381, Davis 374, Potter 360, Lindeblade 356
Pro Stocks: Yetman 538, Martin 480, Older 446, Westcott 432, Kneer 416
Street Stocks: Lawrence 194, Duprey 191, Conroy 186, Coonradt 162, Miller 153
Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Matt Delorenzo, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Ken
Tremont Jr, 4) Jeff Trombley, 5) Brett Hearn, 6) Jeremy Wilder, 7) Don Ronca,
8) Stewart Friesen, 9) Keith Flach, 10) Peter Britten, 11) Bodie Bellinger, 12)
Ronnie Johnson, 13) Rich Ronca, 14) Matt Depew, 15) Jimmy Cottrell, 16) Chris Busta,
17) Pep Corradi, 18) Brian Gleason, 19) Rob Pitcher, 20) Neil Stratton, 21) Jamike
Sowle, 22) Rocky Warner, 23) Ray Hoard, 24) Floyd Billington, 25) Mark Kislowski,
DNS) John Lutes Jr., DNS) Rich Scagliotta
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jack Gentile, 2) Joe Orlando, 3) Mike Burdo, 4) Dave
Baranowski Jr, 5) Jeremy Pitts, 6) Jack Speshock, 7) Brett Wright, 8) Stan Lemiesz,
9) Joey Scarborough, 10) Derek McGrew, 11) Jack Swinton, 12) Nick Anatriello,
13) Robert Bublak, 14) Mike Tholin, 15) Dan Boni, 16) Andy Durie, 17) Connor
Cleveland, 18) Jon Miller, 19) Mike Ostrander, 20) Mike Jeske, 21) Scott Duell,
22) Cody Bleau, 23) Elliott Lussier, 24) Jim Osgood, 25) Paul Dunham, 26) Jake
Scarborough, 27) Leo Sousie, 28) Frank Hoard III, 29) Tony Ballestero, DNQ) Dan
Santabarbara, DNQ) Luke Klob, DNQ) Nick Lussier, DNQ) Justin Barber, DNQ) Butch
Novice Sportsman Results (12 Laps) – Postponed Until Next Friday July 26.
Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Byron Wescott, 3) Dean Charbonneau,
4) Ken Martin, 5) Kim Duell, 6) Dan Older, 7) Bill Smith, 8) Brandon Emigh, 9)
Cale Kneer, 10) Cole Lawton, 11) Dave Depaulo, 12) Jeff Washburn, DNS) Pat Cram
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Paul Braymer, 2) Bill Duprey, 3) Ken Conroy, 4) Scott
Lawrence, 5) Josh Coonradt, 6) Randy Miller, 7) Jody Thew, 8) Yule Cook, 9) Justin
Smith, 10) Chase Aussicker, 11) Damon Anderson, 12) John Hayes, 13) Dave Stickles,
14) Ben Newsome, 15) David Shippee, 16) Tyler Michel, 17) Matt Mosher
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