CHUCK HOSSFELD GRABS THIRD-STRAIGHT U.S. OPEN SPORTSMAN WIN

Hossfeld & Jankowiak score 8th U.S. Open wins; Mancuso & Gustafson victorious

LANCASTER, N.Y. (September 22, 2018) – Chuck Hossfeld and Andy Jankowiak continued to leave their mark on the U.S. Open record books at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday night. Both drivers captured their eighth career Open victories to kick off the prestigious weekend of racing at the Western New York ½-mile oval.

Hossfeld, of Ransomville, N.Y., bagged his third-straight win in the Race of Champions Sportsman Series 75-lap feature while Jankowiak, of Tonawanda, N.Y., dominated the 25-lap feature for the NYPA TQ Midgets.

In other X-Press Signs Stock Car action, Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y. won the inaugural John Julicher Classic for the Race of Champions Super Stock Series. Jacob Gustafson of Webster, N.Y. won the 25-lap Race of Champions 4-Cylinder Dash Series feature.

The Saturday portion of the 30th annual U.S. Open kicked off under cool, but sunny skies with 100 cars jamming the pits across the four divisions of racing.

In the evening’s main event, Mike Ramos and Bobby Weber led the field of 26 RoC Sportsman to the opening green flag. Ramos grabbed the lead at the start with Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. moving from the third starting to the runner-up position. He eventually passed Ramos for the lead on lap 5

The first ten laps of the race were marred by five caution periods that derailed some potential front-running cars. Bobby Weber spun out coming off of turn on lap 8 while running inside the top five. His car nearly hit the end of the inside frontstretch wall, but luckily he missed it and spun into the infield. On the ensuing start, Ramos and former U.S. Open winner Tony Hanbury both took hard hits into the backstretch wall. Both drivers were unhurt. One lap later 2018 track champion, Owen Bednasz, triggered a multicar incident on the frontstretch. Both John Barber and Andy Jankowiak took damage in the melee, but both were able to return to the track.

Once the carnage was cleared, Fiebelkorn was the leader followed by Chris Finocchario, George Skora III, Tyler Rypkema and Hossfeld. Skora and Hossfeld quickly dispatched of Finocchario when racing resumed, and they then went after the leader. The duo of RoC Modified Series stars took over the top two spots in the field from Fiebelkorn on lap 14.

Skora and Hossfeld quickly pulled away from the pack with the two-time and defending winner of the race, Hossfeld, hounding Skora for the lead. Hossfeld drove past Skora for first place on lap 22, but their battle was far from over.

They raced until lap 37 when the yellow flag reappeared after a 27-lap green flag run following an incident in turn four between Daryl Lewis, Jr. and Jayme Thompson. Hossfeld and Skora continued to duel for the lead with Skora being able to get some runs under Hossfeld in turns two and four.

As the second half of the race went on the drama continued to build as Hossfeld and Skora raced each other as well as lapped traffic. The caution came out again on lap 64 after another long green flag run. Dave Kozlowski slammed the Thermal Foam blocks at the exit of turn four, but managed to drive away. Skora was forced to go to the pits during the caution period as a broken panhard bar ended his night early.

With Skora out of the picture, there was a little less pressure on Hossfeld with just nine laps to go. Fielbelkorn had hung with leaders most of the race, and was now back to second followed Rypkema and Jankowiak. Jankowiak had motored his way through the field after suffering damage early in the event.

The final restart of the race took place with just five laps to go, and Hossfeld pulled away during the final five circuits to score the victory. The win gives him eight career U.S. Open wins between the Modifieds and Sportsman, including three-straight in the Sportsman event.

Fiebelkorn finished an impressive second as the new car that he debuted late in the season ran very well once again. Rypkema finished third and showed some speed late in the race that gave him a shot to win. Eddie Hawkins and Jankowiak rounded out the top five.

Hossfeld’s eighth U.S. Open win was a record-tying victory, and not a record-breaking one as earlier in the night Jankowiak became the first driver with eight U.S. Open wins after rolling up the field in the NYPA TQ Midget feature.

Jankowiak led all 25 laps from the pole position to break the record and he also became the first driver to win U.S. Open features in four different divisions. He previously won in the Street Stocks (2006), Sportsman (2010-2014) and last year won the U.S. Open 125 Modified race.

Dave Wollaber might have had a shot to challenge Jankowiak for the win, but would have needed a late race caution to do so. Wollaber stormed through the field to finish second followed by Mark Schulz, Kyle Hutchinson and Jeremy Haudricourt.

The inaugural John Julicher Classic for the RoC Super Stock Series featured a great battle for the win between eventual victor Joe Mancuso, Tim Gullo and Tommy Krawczyk. Scott Wylie and Zach Willis led the 26-car field to the drop of the green flag. Krawczyk started third, but took lead by the third lap of the race.

Gullo and Mancuso started tenth and 11th respectively, which forced them to work their way through the field to contend for the win. Mancuso led the charge as he made it up to sixth place by lap 8 with Gullo not far behind.

A trio of midrace cautions kept the field bunched up, which allowed Mancuso and Gullo to work their way through the top five. Mancuso and Gullo landed just behind Krawczyk in the running order with about 12 laps to go. On lap 20, Gullo managed to move from third place to take the lead from Krawczyk while Mancuso got shuffled back to fourth behind Chuck Anderson.

Mancuso had to crawl his way back to the front of the field again, and he caught Gullo with just five laps to go. He wrestled the lead from Gullo on lap 27 after an intense battle between all three cars. Gullo pushed up high into Mancuso on a couple occasions, and Krawczyk nearly passed both of them on the inside.

A final caution period on lap 28 set up a green-white-checkered finish, but Mancuso took off on the final restart. Krawczyk and Gullo were left to battle for the runner-up spot as he cruised to his third career U.S. Open Super Stock win and a $1,500 payday. Krawczyk edged Gullo for second. Jake Wylie was the hard charger of the event as he came from the 19th starting position to finish fourth. Chuck Anderson completed the top five.

Jacob Gustafson was the lone winner of the night to get his name on the U.S. Open trophy for the very first time. Gustafson led the final 11 laps of the Race of Champions 4-Cylinder Dash Series to secure his first-ever win at Lancaster.

Gustafson passed pole sitter Jimmy Pierce for the lead just after a restart on lap 13, and then drove away from the field to pick up the victory. Pierce had a strong as he controlled the first half the event from the pole position before giving way to Gustafson. He finished second followed by Jason Anasiewicz, Bobby Woch and Scott Fritz.

The 30th annual U.S. Open resumes at Lancaster National Speedway on Sunday afternoon with the RoC Modified Series U.S. Open 125 plus the RoC Late Models and Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Racing begins at 2 p.m.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway, WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event Facility, is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

RESULTS

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN SERIES – VP RACING FUELS SPORTSMAN

Fast Qualifier: George Skora III – 18.247 seconds

Heat Winners: Chuck Hossfeld, Tyler Rypkema, George Skora III

Feature: CHUCK HOSSFELD, Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr., Tyler Rypkema, Eddie Hawkins, Andy Jankowiak, Scott Wylie, Chris Finocchario, Mark Pennell, Sherri Hogan, John Barber, Andy Lewis, Dave Kozlowski, Jake Vernon, Alan Bookmiller, Timmy Lewis, Jayme Thompson, Leo Becker, Bobby Weber, Scott Hossfeld, George Skora III, Daryl Lewis, Jr., Owen Bednasz, Mike Ramos, Tony Hanbury, Tony Carbone, Connor Sellars DNS: Shawn Nye

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SUPER STOCKS

Fast Qualifier: Joe Mancuso – 19.619 seconds

Heat Winners: Tommy Krawczyk, Joe Mancuso, Zach Willis

Feature: JOE MANCUSO, Tommy Krawczyk, Tim Gullo, Jake Wylie, Zach Willis, Chuck Anderson, Terry Cheetham, Eric Brown, TJ Cochrane, Josh Schoonmaker, Joel Gleason, Dale Lazzaro, Cole Hicks, Bob Ripley, Tom Northem, Willie Strusz, Kory Rider, Joe Fetzer, Vern Hedderick, Mike Nichols, Andy Cryan, Tommy Barron, Scott Wylie, Jeff Whalen, Max Northem DNS: Charles Buchanan

RACE OF CHAMPIONS 4-CYLINDER DASH SERIES – ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Dave Brunka, Dave Milbrand Jr., Jacob Gustafson, Charles Palmer

Feature: JACOB GUSTAFSON, Jimmy Pierce, Jason Anasiewicz, Bobby Woch, Scott Fritz, Joe Brunka, Jody London, Chris Pennell, Andy Danielwicz, Dave Brunka, Bob Palmer, Travis Montgomery, Ryan Palmer, Jason Adams, Bob Bogner, Adam Killingbeck, Tommy Hughes, Braden Suffaletta, Briar Dils, Jeff Dorenzo, Kevin Bainbridge, Charles Palmer, Dave Milbrand, Jr. DQ: Kenny Hejna DNS: Dan Dressel, Justin Sass, Dave Evans, Andy Jankowiak, Greg Krause, Tim Durfy

NYPA TQ MIDGET SERIES

Heat Winners: Jeremy Haudricourt, Erik Musto

Feature: ANDY JANKOWIAK, Dave Wollaber, Mark Schulz, Kyle Hutchinson, Jeremy Haudricourt, Erik Musto, Andy Nye, AJ Hessler, Vinny Christiano, Jr., Pat Smith, Vinny Christiano III, Cameron Ruggiero, Kevin Wilson

MICHAEL RUTKOSKI DECLARED RIVERHEAD RACEWAY CRATE MODIFIED WINNER, LATE RACE PASS NETS INVADING NOAH KORNER INEX LEGEND RACE CAR VICTORY

Riverhead, NY Sept. 22nd.
By Bob Finan

Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway had a little bit of everything unfold during the NASCAR Whelen All American Series H.O. Penn night of racing and when the dust settled Michael Rutkoski of Mattituck pocketed his 6th Eagle Auto Mall Crate Modified win of the season. Invading INEX Legend Race Car talent Noah Korner of Canton, Ct. made a late race pass to win the 50-lap U.S. Legend Cars National Qualifier while 25-year Demolition Derby veteran “Fearless” Frank Phillips of Ozone Park won a hard hitting National Demolition Derby Championship event, the first of his career.

In the 25-lap Crate Modified tilt Owen Grennan of Glen Cove moved by Chris Rogers of Patchogue for the race lead on lap 2 and would lead the remainder of the race seemingly having won his fourth race of 2018. Rogers, “Jumping” Jack Orlando and Michael Rutkoski all took turns running second to Grennan during the race but would be unable to catch the teenage talent. However after taking the checker flag Grennan’s winning car was found to have unapproved fuel and was stripped of the win. Michael Rutkoski who came to the race in his Buzz Chew Chevrolet machine just a point up on Justin Brown of Manorville would be declared the winner of the race earning his 8th career win in the process. Jack Orlando of Calverton was runner-up in his second to last race at Riverhead in his Prototype Race Fabrications Chevy while Justin Brown placed third in his SEDHI Inc. Chevy. With one race meet remaining Rutkoski leads Brown by a mere three points for the 2018 championship.

Mike Alcaro of Newton, NJ showed the way in qualifying for the 50-lap U.S. legend Cars National Qualifier with a lap of 13.773. However early on in this hotly contested event it would be Richie Davidowitz and Kyle Ellwood dicing for the race lead. Both drivers along with Danny McNamara are tied for the all time lead in legend Race Car wins at 19. A lap 9 double file restart found Ellwood moving out front to lead lap 10 but just one lap later Davidowitz powered his way back to the race lead. On lap 18 another double file restart was in order and again Ellwood was able to motor out front and this time he would not let Davidowitz reclaim the race lead. In fact Davidowitz chased Ellwood up until the 39th circuit where he was passed for position by Noah Korner. Ellwood was enjoying a comfortable enough lead and appeared to be on his way to his 20th career victory when mechanical disaster struck the leader. Suddenly on lap 45 Ellwood ducked off the backstretch onto the infield the victim of rear end assembly failure.

That wild turn of event propelled Noah Korner into the race lead with just four laps remaining in the race. Davidowitz know as “Big Money” for his penchant for winning bigger races was all over Korner over the final mile of the race setting up for what would turn out to be a wild finish. Davidowitz was making a run to the outside of Korner off the final corner to what would be a yellow/checker finish with slight contact made sending the challenger into the wall under the starters stand while Noah Korner in his Mid State Site Developement entry enjoyed his first career Riverhead raceway win. Davidowitz of East Moriches was a disappointed runner-up in the Dr. Martha Baker DDS machine while Ray Fitgerald of Manorville who ran among the top five all race long was third in his Blue Point Auto Body racer. Jim Sylvester of Massapequa with his 5th place tally sewed up the 2018 Riverhead Raceway INEX Legend Race Car championship with one race remaining.

Chris Turbush of Wading River is on a late season roll in Late Model competition winning his second race in a row and fifth overall in 2018. Chris McGuire paced the 25-lap tilt early on before he was passed by Kyle Soper on a double file restart on lap 5. Dave Brigati who stormed his way from 8th to second chased Soper until lap 9 when he was overtaken by Chris Turbush. Meanwhile Soper’s night took a turn for the worse on lap 10 when his car during a caution flag period suddenly stalled sending the championship and race leader to the pits. Suddenly Chris Turbush found himself as the new race leader with 15-laps to go and the driver of the East Side Building Chevy drove off to his 12 career Late Model win tying him with “Mighty” Mike Mortimer for 10th on the all time win list. Dave Brigati of Calverton was second in the Bekiesz Garage Doors Pontiac while Jarrod Hayes of Calverton was third in the MSM Elite Motorsports entry. With one race meet remaining Kyle Soper leads Chris Turbush by 11 points for the 2018 LM title, Jeremy McDermott is third 29 back of the lead.

Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead had to withstand late race contact with Tom Ferrara of Patchogue before he could claim his track leading 8th win of 2018 in the 15-lap Figure Eight feature. Ferrara seeking his second win of the year took the early race lead besting Scott Petersen on the start. A lap 1 caution bought a double file restart with Ken Hyde Jr. moving to second behind Ferrara on lap 2. Lap 4 found Tom Rogers Jr. making his way through the field to pass Hyde for second and the race for the win with Ferrara was on with Rogers moving out front on lap 6. On the 10th lap Ferrara and Rogers racing hard for the lead made side to side contact with neither driver lifting. The end results was Ferrara going around drawing a caution while Rogers was able to race on keeping his lead. When the race resumed Rogers was now being chased by teammate Eric Zeh of Selden. Zeh late in the race was passed by Ken Hyde Jr. but it didn’t matter as Tom Rogers Jr. scored his 43rd career win, sewing up the 2018 Figure Eight championship for he and car owner Keith Repp. The title is Rogers 5th of his storied driving career.  Hyde of Mastic Beach was second in his SGS Stone Works entry while Zeh was third in the United Exhaust Shops Coupe.

It’s not often 63-time Blunderbust winner “The Wildchild” Tommy Walkowiak of Ridge gets passed late in a race for the win but that is exactly what Jack Handley Jr. of Medford did to take home his 7th win of the season. Walkowiak who announced on social media the last race of 2018 would be the last of his career took the early race lead over Alyssa Paprocky when the race got underway. Alyssa ran second until lap 3 when she was passed by a high flying Jack Handley Jr. Getting to second behind Walkowiak would be one story, passing him for the lead would be another in what turned out to be a non stop 20-lapper. After repeated attempts Handley with the laps winding finally moved his way by Walkowiak for the lead and eventual race win in his Liccardi Builders Chevy. The win also wraps up the 2018 Blunderbust title for Handley who at the start of the season has no intentions of chasing points. Tom Pickerell of Huntington also with a late race pass claimed second in his Pickerell Clam Chevy while Tommy Walkowiak of Ridge was third in the Blaze Fuel Oil entry.

The career season for Mark Stewart of Riverehad rolls on as he won the 20-lap Super Pro Truck feature event, his 6th win of the season and 19th of the 20-year olds career. Sophomore driver Eddie Schutze led the first 14 laps of the contest and seemed destined to win his second career race. However Frank Dumicich Jr. made contact with the third turn wall drawing a yellow flag on lap 14 setting up what would turn out to be the deciding moment of the race. When the field was reset the front row was made up by Schutze and 30-time winner Lou Maestri but the winning move would come from the second row when the race resumed as Mark Stewart charged his was from third to the race lead when the race got back underway. Once out front there was no stopping the fourth generation driver as Mark Stewart drove to victory in his Flemington Furs Chevy. Lou & Tracy Maestri once again presented a $100 bonus to the winning crew chief which happened to be Mark’s uncle and LM winner Chris Turbush. The award is in the name of the late Joe DeGangi, longtime crew cheif for Maestri of Deer Park who was second in his Hunter Business School Chevy. Jimmy Rennick Jr. of Howard Beach was third in the Metropolitan Recycling Chevy.

Former Blunderbust talent Tom Puccia of Shirley took advantage of a late race restart to claim his first career Mini Stock win in a 20-lap event. Ryan Warren moved to the race lead at the throw of the green and led the first 14-laps of the race, pressured for a spell by Puccia who is a good friend of Warren’s off the track. The caution waved on lap 14 when Tom Cocozza got crossed up on the homestretch just passed the start/finish line. On the enduing restart Puccia was able to motor out front in his Ferradino & Sons Contracting racer and would have to withstand heavy late race pressure from Andrew Farnham  and Paul Wojcik before he could claim the popular win. Wojcik of Centereach with a late race pass was second while Farnham of Baldwin rebounding from a heavy Labor Day weekend crash was third.

“Fearless” Frank Phillips outlasted a star studded 8-Cylinder Demolition Derby field to win the $1,000 National Demolition Derby title. Phillips has to outfox former multi time event winner “Deathwish” Jason Savoy of Lake Panamoka to score the win in his Tire Express of Bay Shore machine. John Palmeri of Lindenhurst was voted Judge’s Choice while Savoy and Danny Zasowski of Holbrook split Fan’s Choice honors.

Crate Modifieds: 1. Michael Rutkoski 2. Jack Orlando 3. Justin Brown 4. Chris Rogers 5. Dennis Krupski 6. Artie Pedersen III 7. AJ DeSantis 8. Peter Bertuccio 9. Glenn Simonin 10. Scott Pedersen DQ- Owen Grennan

Late Models: 1. Chris Turbush 2. Dave Brigati 3. Jarrod Hayes 4. Jeremy McDermott 5. Kevin Metzger 6. Chris McGuire 7. Kyle Soper 8. Scott Kulesa

Figure Eights: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Ken Hyde Jr. 3. Eric Zeh 4. Scott Pedersen 5. Vinny Delaney 6. Tom Ferrara 7. Gary Fritz Jr. 8. Joe Warren Jr. 9. Bob Dalke 10. Mike Mujsce Jr. 11. Brian Hansen 12. Mike Mujsce Sr. 13. Charles Macwhinnie

Blunderbusts: 1. Jack Handley Jr. 2. Tom Pickerell 3. Tommy Walkowiak 4. Alyssa Paprocky 5. Russ Jansen 6. Jim Laird Jr. 7. Bill Wegmann Sr. 8. Cody Triola 9. Jarrett Campbell 10. Eddie Diaz

Super Pro Trucks: 1. Mark Stewart 2. Lou Maestri 3. Jimmy Rennick Jr. 4. Dave Brigati 5. Eddie Schutze 6. Frank Dumicich Sr. 7. Darren McCabe 8. Frank Dumicich Jr.

Legend Race Cars: 1. Noah Kroner 2. Richie Davidowitz 3. Ray Fitzgerald 4. Brad Van Houten 5. Jim Sylvester 6. Will Lambros 7. Derek Debbis 8. Glenn Korner 9. Dean Lambros 10. Mike Van Houten 11. Jonathan Parsons 12. Stephen Coleman 13. Jeff Otto Jr. 14. Matt Brode 15. Mike Benton 16. Scott Cheslak 17. Alex Halinar 18. Kyle Ellwood 19. Ed Cheslak 20. Steve Woytysiak 21. Riely O’Keefe 23. Allan Pedersen 24. Jerry Curran 25. Eric Hersey 26. Pat Moore 27. George Tomko Jr. 28. Vinny Delaney DNQ- Jeff Farruggia Jr, Silas Hiscock

Mini Stocks: 1. Tom Puccia 2. Paul Wojcik 3. Andrew Farnham 4. Russ Jansen 5. Steve Fuller 6. Ryan Warren 7. Mitch Pattern 8. Jamie Meyer 9. Joe Cooke Jr. 10. Brandon Esposito 11. Heather Dugre 12. Tom Cacozza

National Demolition Derby Championship: Winner- Frank Phillips

Chase Dowling Avoids Chaos To Score Musket 250 At NHMS

Scores First NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win & Big Payday

LOUDON, N.H. — One final corner and $25,000 on the line.

Chaos.

While Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece made contact and crashed racing for the lead in turn three on the final lap of the inaugural Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Chase Dowling slid by both of them to score his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win.

In July, it was Dowling came off turn four in position to win at the ‘Magic Mile,’ but lost the dash to the checkered by just .014 seconds to Bobby Santos III. This time, Dowling edged Patrick Emerling by 0.056 seconds, moments before the yellow flew for the rest of the field.

“It’s in me, it just doesn’t really sink in yet,” Dowling said of his emotions after winning. “I’m through the roof. It was a pretty crazy race overall. I think it was just one of those things where I was waiting for it to happen. It finally happened.”

RACING-REFERENCE: Musket 250 Race Results

Dowling’s road to the victory was definitely not an easy one. He started from the pole and led 54 laps, but over the course of the 250-lap distance, Dowling was shuffled in and out of the top five.

Teams pitted more than once under the green flag, something that Dowling had never dealt with in his career. He pitted for the final time on lap 220, and came out in fifth for the restart.

After a caution with 14 laps to go bunched the field up, Dowling found himself fourth heading down the backstretch on the final lap. When Bonsignore and Preece made contact, Dowling cut to the bottom, slid past Emerling and beat him back to the finish line.

RACING-REFERENCE: Chase Dowling’s Career Stats

“There were a lot of up and down moments,” Dowling said. “You were leading one moment, then pitting and not knowing where you are out there. We just had to put ourself in position to win.”

Emerling also slid by without damage, too.

In his first trip north to New Hampshire, nine-time Bowman Gray Stadium modified division champion Burt Myers escaped the final corner and finished third. Andy Seuss finished fourth, while Preece limped across the line following the crash to finish in fifth driving for Gary Putnam.

Bonsignore was sixth, followed by Doug Coby, Jon McKennedy, Eric Goodale and Ron Silk.

The lead changed 30 times among five different drivers including three times in the final five laps. Bonsignore’s Whelen Modified Tour championship lead was cut to 74 points over Dowling with two races remaining on the championship points schedule.

The Musket 250 aired live via a stream on FansChoice.TV, and will air on NBCSN on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track at Stafford Motor Speedway for the NAPA Fall Final 150 on Sunday, September 30.

Contact:
Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 310-6094
jchristley@nascar.com

 

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Musket 250 Results

Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 250 laps, 103.399 mph.
  2. (3) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 250.
  3. (8) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 250.
  4. (6) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 250.
  5. (20) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 250.
  6. (2) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 249, accident.
  7. (5) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 249.
  8. (9) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 249.
  9. (24) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 248.
  10. (4) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 248.
  11. (12) Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn., Chevrolet, 248.
  12. (22) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 248.
  13. (18) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 248.
  14. (17) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 247.
  15. (13) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y., Chevrolet, 245.
  16. (27) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Pontiac, 245.
  17. (15) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 244.
  18. (7) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 243.
  19. (29) Dave Salzarulo, Monson, Mass., Chevrolet, 238.
  20. (21) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 233, accident.
  21. (19) Blake Barney, Lakewood, N.J., Chevrolet, 232, accident.
  22. (11) Bobby Santos, III, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 216, rear end.
  23. (30) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 202.
  24. (25) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Ford, 116, rear end.
  25. (31) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 114, clutch.
  26. (14) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 106, engine.
  27. (28) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 77, rear end.
  28. (26) Todd Cooper, Hollywood, Fla., Chevrolet, 20, electrical.
  29. (16) Jeff Rocco, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 7, accident.
  30. (10) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 7, accident.
  31. (23) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 7, accident.

 

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 2 hours 33 minutes 29 seconds

Margin of Victory: Under caution

Fastest Qualifier: C.Dowling (129.344 mph, 29.447 seconds)

Caution Flags: 5 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes: 30 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: C. Dowling 1-5; J. Bonsignore 6-16; C. Dowling 17; J. Bonsignore 18-23; C. Dowling 24-32; J. Bonsignore 33-41; C. Dowling 42-51; J. Bonsignore 52-58; C. Dowling 59-67; J. Bonsignore 68-74; C. Dowling 75-79; R. Silk 80-84; C. Dowling 85-92; R. Preece 93-103; B. Santos ,III 104-105; R. Preece 106; B. Santos ,III 107-113; R. Preece 114; B. Santos ,III 115-118; R. Preece 119-121; R. Silk 122-157; J. Bonsignore 158-174; R. Preece 175-194; C. Dowling 195-200; R. Preece 201-223; J. Bonsignore 224-231; R. Preece 232-234; J. Bonsignore 235-245; R. Preece 246-248; J. Bonsignore 249; C. Dowling 250.

Standings: 1. J. Bonsignore, 614; 2. C. Dowling, 540; 3. D. Coby, 495; 4. T. Solomito, 494; 5. C. Lutz, 467; 6. R. Summers, 451; 7. E. Goodale, 442; 8. D. Sapienza, 422; 9. R. Williams, 398; 10. T. Catalano, 370.

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