Noah Korner Continues Domination of Midstate Site Development Legends Series at Thompson

STONINGTON, CT – For the second time in as many events, Midstate Motorsports driver Noah Korner won both INEX Legends races at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Korner was dominant throughout the day, turning the fastest laps in both qualifying sessions, and leading all laps in route to his sweep of the Midstate Site Development Legends Series races, presented by 860 Motorsports.

Korner led the 13-car field to green with second-place point man Jordan O’Brien to his outside. In the early going, it appeared as if O’Brien and 2015 World Champion Shaun Buffington may contend for the race lead, but neither proved to be a formidable challenger as the race went on. Korner crossed the line first on each of the twelve circuits. He was followed to the finish by Buffington, O’Brien, Taylor Martin, and teammate Glenn Korner.

860 Motorsports paid a $75 bonus to the driver who advanced the most positions during the 12-lap feature. The recipient for the first race of the day was Teddy Hodgdon. Noah Korner (Semi-Pro), Shaun Buffington (Pro), Patrick Dillon (Masters), and Jack Walker (Young Lion) – the highest finishing drivers in each of INEX’s classes – were the recipients of five gallons of 93 octane race fuel from New England Racing Fuel.

It was an all Korner front row for race two, as Noah qualified on the pole, and his brother Glenn laid down the second fastest lap. Noah immediately darted out to a sizable lead, while Glenn also was able to create some distance between himself and Taylor Martin. Meanwhile, Shaun Buffington was advancing through the field from his twelfth starting position. By lap five, he was already in control of the third position, and began to reel in Glenn Korner. He pulled even with Glenn, and passed him going into turn one on the final lap. At the end, though, Glenn was able to regain the second position through turns three and four, holding onto the bridesmaid position at the line. Buffington followed the Korner brothers in third while Jordan O’Brien and Taylor Martin rounded out the top five.

The recipient of the 860 Motorsports Hard Charger bonus was Buffington, who advanced nine positions. The New England Racing Fuel contingency recipients for race two were Shaun Buffington (Pro), Noah Korner (Semi-Pro), Jack Walker (Young Lion), and Patrick Dillon (Masters).

The next event for the Midstate Site Development Legends Series is Sunday, June 5, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

For full results and updated point standings visit www.otbpromos.net.

Riverhead Raceway Cancels 5/21 Races All Eyes Turn to the Return of the Midgets.

Well new track owners, Connie Partridge,  Eddie Partridge and Tom Gatz can not catch a weather break. With a 90% chance of rain on Saturday they have pulled the plug on this weeks show.

Bob Finan posted the following “Due to an ominous weather forecast for tomorrow Saturday at Riverhead Raceway the show has been canceled. The School Bus Figure Eight race will now shift to Saturday June 4th and join the Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77. The Bone Stock Demolition Derby originally scheduled for May 14th will now take place Saturday June 11th. The May 28th and May 29th programs for Memorial Day weekend will remain in tact as the appear on the 2016 schedule.

With this weekend off the next show is the highly anticipated NEMA midget show next week.

NEMA, NEMA Lites and the Vintage midgets will take center stage. IGA has come on board as a sponsor for the NEMA features and other sponsors for other awards. It will be a very special night at the track on the end of Long Island.

Long Island native Justin Bonsignore will lead the charge  next week jumping in the Tim Bertrand owned car.

A full schedule will be up soon with more information about next weeks races.

 

Race by Day, Prom by Night: Camden Proud to Pull Double Duty Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (May 19, 2016) – Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super racer Camden Proud will pull double duty on Saturday night, driving his Step One Creative No. 54 SBS machine before attending the Oswego High School Junior Prom.
A 17-year old junior at OHS, Proud enters his third full season of SBS racing at Oswego in 2016.

Last Saturday Proud finished ninth in the SBS season opening event at the Speedway, helping him to currently ride tenth in the SBS driver’s standings.

Proud’s slate will be full on Saturday with pre-Prom activities scheduled for early in the day before readying for race day warmups at 4:30 p.m. and green flag racing to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The plan is then for Proud to cross the Speedway immediately following the checkered flag of Saturday’s SBS feature to return home to change and head to Oswego High School.

This Saturday’s action at the Speedway will be a fan appreciation $10 admission special presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront of Oswego.
Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps with the day’s first green flag waving at 6:30 p.m.

The day’s action will be highlighted by a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.
Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com.  You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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