NASCAR WMT FW Webb 100 Qualifying Results

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Pos   No.  Name                            Sponsor                                                                                  Best Time                         Best Speed
1        2      Doug Coby                  Dunleavy’s Repair/HEX Performance                             29.130                                130.752
2      44     Bobby Santos              Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records                            29.249                               130.220
3      38     Woody Pitkat              Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East                                    29.256                                130.189
4        8     Donny Lia                    Sypher Construction/Bardahl                                           29.291                                130.033
5       16    Timmy Solomito         Diversified Metals/R.B. Enterprises                                29.307                                129.962
6       51    Justin Bonsignore      M3 Technology                                                                     29.382                                129.630
7         7    Ryan Newman            Menards/Wix Filters                                                            29.423                                129.450
8      64    Anthony Nocella*       Nocella Reclamation/Hughes Motors                              29.440                               129.375
9      70    Andy Seuss                   Rockingham Boat/Leon Holmes Excavating                  29.441                                129.371
10       9    Chase Dowling*          S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Repair                           29.458                               129.296
11      58   Eric Goodale                GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights                                      29.481                                129.195
12      07  Patrick Emerling          Buffalo Auto Auction                                                          29.482                                129.191
13        4    Todd Szegedy             Montanari Fuel                                                                   29.489                                129.160
14      89   Matt Swanson*           Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing                                   29.530                                 128.981
15     22   Ted Christopher          Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks                               29.536                                 128.954
16     15    Ron Silk 15-40             Connection/LFR Chassis                                                    29.594                                128.702
17       6    Ryan Preece                 TS Haulers/East West Marine                                           29.616                                128.606
18      14   Max Zachem*              ThrowBridge Transport/Dunleavy’s                                29.639                                128.506
19      13   James Civali                Cape Cod Aggregates/Seekonk GP                                   29.738                                128.079
20     93   Rowan Pennink          Van Wickle Auto Supply                                                     29.863                                127.542
21      75   Shawn Solomito         Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc.                                 29.997                                126.973
22       3   Troy Talman*              Bridgewater-Raynham O.D./DCU/NAPA                        29.999                                126.964
23     46  Jeff Goodale*               Riverhead Building Supply                                                 30.021                                126.871
24     56 Craig Lutz*                    Lutz Motorsports                                                                 30.023                                126.863
25     36  David Sapienza*          Frankie’s Towing/Wine Country                                       30.030                                126.833
26     83  Tom Rogers, Jr.           CAC Industries/WM Inc.                                                     30.044                                126.774
27     37  David Salzarulo           Brickenmore Bricks                                                             30.242                                125.944
28     99  Jamie Tomaino            Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler                               30.477                                124.973
29     18  Ken Heagy                    Buoy One Seafood/East End Statuary                             30.477                                124.973
30     19  Brandon Oltra*           Oltra Racing                                                                           30.553                                124.662
31     82  Danny Watts, Jr.          Horton Avenue Materials                                                   30.589                                124.515
32     33 Wade Cole                     Performance Engines/Kendall Oil                                     30.622                                124.381
33     26 Gary McDonald            Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric                    31.250                                 121.882
34     01 Melissa Fifield              Eastern Propane & Oil                                                         32.128                                 118.551

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Pasteryaks Pumped Up to Tag Team the North-South Shootout

Father-Son Duo Jump at the Chance to Compete at Concord Again
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(Concord, North Carolina) – In the Northeast region, the name Pasteryak is one of the most recognizable names in Tour-Type Modified racing. Charlie Pasteryak, 60, competed in 313 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events from 1985-2008. His passion for the sport trickled down to his son, Chris, who is a two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and currently sits at the top of the 2015 championship standings.

This fall, the father-son duo will take a little vacation and travel south to Concord, North Carolina for the 13th annual North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway on November 6-7.

When the Pasteryaks were informed of event promoter Darren Hackett’s decision to move the event back to Concord after hosting the race at Caraway Speedway (NC) in recent years, both of their eyes lit up with excitement. They said that there was no way they would miss the event.

They’re now holding true to their word, but the only thing that hasn’t been decided is who will actually be behind the wheel when the green flag waves.

“I’m definitely going to be there,” Chris Pasteryak said. “I just don’t know whether or not I’ll be driving or if my dad will be driving. He hasn’t really gotten to race much this year. That one is a good one because he gets a whole day of practice if he wants it. He’ll get a lot of time to get used to driving again. It’s also a lot of fun. We wouldn’t miss it since it is back at Concord. We’ll definitely be bringing something. I just don’t know if I’ll be driving or crew-chiefing yet.”

While Charlie has made seven career starts in the North-South Shootout at Concord, the younger Pasteryak has never raced at the unique half-mile tri-oval. He said that he’d love to have the opportunity to race at the track, but having the opportunity to just visit the track as a crew chief is something that he’s looking forward to.

“I’ve never actually raced there. I’ve only run a few laps in practice,” Pasteryak explained. “From a standpoint of just watching, it’s because it’s different. There’s no place around that’s like that at a half-mile on the east coast that I can think of that we run Modifieds on. There might be other places like it around the country, but I’ve never seen them. It’s fast and it’s close racing because it’s fast, and normally is a pretty interesting show, too.”

If Chris does in fact get the chance to drive he plans to be realistic with his goals. He knows that the race will feature the best of the best in Tour-Type Modified racing from both the north and the south, and that is what makes the event so special for racers and fans alike.

“Winning anywhere is cool, but that would be a great one,” Chris Pasteryak said. “If I do end up driving I don’t think I’ll put myself on the list of people that can win simply because when you look right down the line of guys like (Matt) Hirschman, (Chuck) Hossfeld, Burt Myers, Jason Myers, any of the guys that normally go to those races, they’ve raced at Concord before and they have a lot of laps there. If I do end up driving this will be my first time having a go at it. It would be cool to get a win, but it’ll just be a good weekend regardless.”

Up to this point in the season, 2015 has been one of the more successful years of Chris’ racing career. After purchasing a new chassis prior to the start of the season, Pasteryak has hit his stride, winning five Modified Racing Series features and the $10,000-to-win Bullring Bash event at Lee USA Speedway (NH) in May.

“I am having a good year. I just can’t seem to screw up yet,” Pasteryak said with a laugh. “Confidence is everything and things are going well. We’re putting the right setup in the car at the shop and when things are going well then you just can’t over think it. You need to just keep doing what you’re doing.”

Whether it’s him or his dad behind the wheel for the 13th annual North-South Shootout, Pasteryak hopes that they can “keep doing what they’re doing” on November 7 and leave Concord with a good finish in one of Modified racing’s most prestigious events.

Entry forms for the $10,000-to-win John Blewett III Tour-Type Modified North-South Shootout event, as well as the $5,000-to-win Mr. Rooter SK Modified event, are currently available by visiting www.northsouthshootout.net.

Practice day kicks off the 13th Annual North-South Shootout on Thursday, November 5. Additional practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, November 6, with the North-South Shootout main events taking the green flag on Saturday, November 7.

For more on the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, visit www.northsouthshootout.net.

Andy J on the Road Episode 1

IMG_6182Andy Jankowiak has joined the Myracenews team and will be sharing his travels with our readers. This is his first installment which he originally posted on Facebook. Enjoy following Andy around the country racing his modified, SST modified and his TQ. Welcome aboard Andy.

A long time ago, way back in 2007 I was a hot shot teenage street stock competitor. I enjoyed some success in my sport of choice in my teenage years so I’m sure you can imagine that I could sometimes be a little full of myself. (I know, its hard to imagine me being cocky right?) So one day I’m hanging around the shop over at Trey’s and I’m fresh off of a couple of wins. I’m walking tall. My buddy Alvin was always quick to take me down a peg (still is). He tells me “You think your good? You know Karl won 13 features in one year once.” The challenge was accepted. By years end I had fallen just short. I had 12. Season over. Done. Then I see a poster while vacationing at the North South Shootout. “Turkey Derby”. They had a factory stock division. I fell in love with the idea. This was the first time in my racing career that supporters and friends asked me a now commonly asked question. “Why?” “Why are you going to that race?” At that time my answer was simple. A stubborn persistence to Trey’s challenge. We ended up going. We won the event. The friendships that were established and strengthened in that weekend are some that I value greatly today. (Jersey loves me!) Jake called it the smartest dumb decision we ever made. I spent a grand to win 150 but I get to look at that golden turkey standing atop a marble platform every time I look at my trophy case. I carry that enthusiasm with me to every race. When the nights in the shop seem to go on forever and I want to go home and sleep I have one thought that doesn’t let me quit. “Maybe I’ll win” “What if I skip this one and we were going to win” The guys on my team that are standing next to me at 5 am, covered in grease have the same song in their heart. “Lets get a win tomorrow”. We aren’t always so fortunate, racing is tough and it only gets tougher the father we go. Its impossible to think about going to Bowman Gray, Seekonk, Oswego or Hickory and say we’re going to go and win a race. That’s to lofty for anyone to say. We always believe that we can though. I know I do. Still….when I crossed that finish line at Hickory Motor Speedway to finish out last weekend I’m still not sure I believed it. Its taken this long for me to process what we did that weekend and it still hasn’t completely sunken in. I knew we could do. If I didn’t think we could I wouldn’t have been there. Its all a bit overwhelming I suppose.

A Modified win at Oswego and a win at Hickory Motor Speedway. I may have been able to call it a career on either accomplishment and been satisfied. For a heart that beats for racing you cannot possibly ask for anything more. They say you remember the first wins the best. I can recall my first win in the Hangover 100 in 2004, I can go lap for lap when I won my first street stock race in the 2006 US Open. All I can remember from the Oswego race was trying not to puke on the last lap because I was so nervous. “Just don’t spin out, we have a good lead. All you can do to screw up now is spin out.” This was my logic the last 2 laps. I mean…it worked lol. Oswego was just the perfect race for us. We had a pit stop plan and the race played perfectly into our strategy. The car could not have handled any better and we capitalized. It was just perfect.

Hickory? Not as perfect. We played a similar strategy but I just over adjusted the car on the pit stop. To tight! Ugh. I wasn’t sure where we would fall but I could tell we still had a fast car. I knew some of the guys would back up to us on a long run and all of them pretty much did, except one. We got to second once it was go time but our run stalled out there behind the 95. I adjusted my line but the best I could do was keep pace. Then it happened. Coming to five to go the leader was caught in the left front tire by a lap car. Both cars diverted in different directions and gathered themselves. We pulled a “Moses” and “parted the seas” between them and split though the middle. The yellow lights didn’t come on so I knew that the 95 must have gathered himself. Richie Evans assured me on the radio that he had and that this race wasn’t over. I ran my favorite Perry Speedway line for the last 5 laps, right in the middle. It was enough.

Wow. We just won Hickory. I’m living it as I’m typing it.

Lost to some extent in the excitement was our stellar weekend this past weekend at Waterford! It felt like we had just gotten home from Hickory and we were off to Connecticut before I could type out a long boring racing story! I guess this ones a two-for. We got to Waterford on Saturday and we were fast quick. This can be problematic for two chassis gurus like me and Rick Kluth. Being fast early means we have lots of time to use our awesome chassis knowledge to make it better! In a collective team effort we worked hard and made some big changes. When it was all said and done we successfully lost a half a second and made the car basically UN-driveable. A fantastically terrible pill draw by Steve Mendoza on top of this landed us in the back of a heat, and then a consi. Wisdom finally prevailed for the B-main when we decided to try the Saturday setup again. That was a swell plan. We won our way into the race and got a 6th place finish with a tight race car! I feel like we missed a bit of an opportunity. If we had more practice tuning time and i called for a better adjustment on the stop i think we could have been so much better. We had it up to second but we were just pushing the right front to hard and faded. Still a great effort against a great field! We were happy to take it after a long day.

My favorite part of this stretch run since my last post still may be watching my Leximarie Lily running her first racing laps in me and Jody London’s go kart. I was so very proud of her. She did a good job. Made some passes high and low, clubbed into a few things and got better as the day went.

I was asked in an interview the other day if I’m frustrated about not having a big sponsor. While a big sponsor might make life easier if it ever where to happen, I honestly in my heart could not possibly ask for anything more then what I have in my racing life. To do what were doing and to have the people behind me, I’m the luckiest guy in racing. I wouldn’t trade what I have right now for anything. I owe that to all of you who make this possible for me to do all this. If I had a million years on this earth I don’t think I could ever repay all the favors that got me to that finish line at Hickory. I’m just grateful.

Next time you ask me why I’m going to that race that doesn’t make any sense, I will probably give my rough justification that I made up that week. Deep down though, this is why we do it. I couldn’t be any happier.