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The New Smyrna Speedway Tour Modified Entry List as of 01/23/2019

The entry list for the Tour Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway continues to grow. A solid field of 29 cars have already entered with less than a month before the first race. The final entry list should grow to over 30 entries and the largest field in many years.

The field will bring together Modified teams from all over the east coast and every Modified series.

The latest entries are Dillon Steuer multi time NASCAR WMT champion Doug Coby in his Mayhew #2 entry, #32 Tyler Rypkema and #07 Patrick Emerling.

They join Timmy Solomito, Jimmy Blewett, NASCAR Cup rookie Ryan Preece, Matt Hirschman and 20 other drivers in what is developing into be a very competitive field.

In addition to the healthy Tour Mod entry count the Super Late Model, Pro Late Model, Florida Modified and other fields continue to grow, now at over 20 entries.

The 2019 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing  starts Feb. 8th with the first night of Tour Modified racing Monday February 11th.

Before the World Series begins at New Smyrna several teams will start their Florida swing at the Bronson Speedway . The Kickoff to Speedways Powered by Sunoco kicks off the Tour Modifieds Fla. race week Saturday February 9th.

Tour Mod Entry List. 01/23/2019

1NY Chris Ridsdale. Rochester, NY

2 Doug Coby. Milford, CT

2 Bertuccio Racing (Driver TBA)

4 Jeffrey Gallup. Feeding Hills, MA

6 Ryan Preece. Berlin, CT1

11X Dillon Steuer Bohemia NY

12 Andy Jankowiak. Buffalo, NY

16 Timmy Solomito. Islip, NY

17 Bobby Measmer. Concord, NC

21 Jimmy Blewett. Howell Township, NJ

22 Chuck Hossfeld. Ransomville, NY

24 Dean Rypkema. Owego, NY

25C Calvin Carroll. Johnsonburg, NJ

25N Nikki Carroll. Johnsonburg, NJ

32 Tyler Rypkema. Owego, NY

33 Gary Fountain. Wesley Chapel, FL

36 Dave Sapienza Riverhead, NY

45 Timmy Catalano. Ontario, NY

46 Jeff Goodale. Riverhead, NY

54 Tommy Catalano. Ontario, NY

55 Jeremy Gerstner. Wesley Chapel, FL

60 Matt Hirschman. Northampton, PA

64 Amy Catalano. Ontario, NY

71 Jimmy Zacharias. Candor, NY

74 Jonathan Laureigh. Forked River, NJ

83 Mike Willis Jr. Grantham, NH

92 Anthony Nocella. Woburn, MA

05 TBA Bullet Racing Entry

07 Patrick Emerling. Williamson, NY

TYLER RYPKEMA EARNS FIRST RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED VICTORY IN ‘OL’ BOY CUP III AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

-Tim Gullo Wins Third Straight Race of Champions Super Stock Feature-

Lancaster, N.Y. – (June 30, 2017) – Tyler Rypkema of Owego, N.Y., has become one of the top performers on the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco and Thursday night at Lancaster National Speedway just east of downtown Buffalo, N.Y., he solidified his position by earning his first career series victory in the ‘Ol’ Boy Cup III, a race run in honor of Western New York racing supporter Bill Colton. Rypkema scored his first career Modified win this past February in Florida, when he won at New Smyrna Speedway, but this was his first Series victory.

“This is huge accomplishment for us, we have definitely accomplished one of our goals.” Rypkema, beamed from victory lane. “We had a very good car all night in the race, but it was a battle. I can’t thank my team and my Dad enough. They have given me great opportunities. We are definitely going to enjoy this. We will always remember tonight, this is very special.”

Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., and Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., led the field to the green with Leaty getting the jump. Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., looked like a man on a mission as he drove to the top spot before the race reached lap 10.

George Skora of Eden, N.Y., began to flux his muscle and by lap 17 he was seemingly in control.

A major incident on lap 32 brought out a lengthy red flag with several cars involved.

When racing resumed Skora clung to the top spot over Rypkema. Rypkema took the lead on lap 43 while Skora suffered a mechanical issue on lap 53 that sidelined him for the remainder of the event.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransmoville, N.Y., worked his way to second and made a last ditch effort after the white flag flew to move around Rypkema, but it was to no avail. Rypkema held on. Hossfeld was second with Leaty third. Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, N.Y. and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Hossfeld earned his second fast time of the season, with a lap of 17.000 seconds with an average of 105.822 mph around the Buffalo Speedplant.

Leaty, Hossfeld and Emerling won the three qualifying races.

Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., sped to his third victory of the season in the Race of Champions Super Stock feature that closed out the night. Gullo continued his superior redraw efforts, which earned him the second starting position in the feature. Gullo quickly jumped to the lead and held off Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y., for the victory.

“We’ve been running well,” offered Gullo in victory lane. “I’m very thankful to be able to have a great car and family that allows me to do this with their full support. Tonight was great for us and we will just keep digging.”

Joel Gleason of Sodus, N.Y., finished third with Ryan Lagoda of Lockport, N.Y., and Joe Mancuso rounding out the top-five.

Mancuso and Gullo won the qualifying races.

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania  and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

 

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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Feature Finish

Ol Boy Cup III

Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, NY.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

 

Pos           No.           Name                       Laps

1              32            Tyler Rypkema         60

2              22            Chuck Hossfeld         60

3              25            Mike Leaty               60

4              12x          Andy Jankowiak        60

5              07            Patrick Emerling       60

6              99            Bill Mislin                 60

7              40r           Tommy Rought         60

8              64            Amy Catalano           59

9              65            George Skora III       53

10            22jr          Scott Wylie              52

11            54            Tommy Catalano      43

12            24            David Rigan              38

13            59            Karl Hehr                 32

14            3              Daren Scherer          31

15            66            Austin Kochenash     31

16            01x          John Barber             31

17            17            Danny Knoll Jr.         31

18            01            Camden Barber        31

19            40            Alan Bookmiller       31

20            7ny          Kevin Miller             31

21            95            Bryan Sherwood       21

 

Time of Race: 43 minutes 17 seconds              Average Speed 42.069 mph

Margin of victory: 0.237 seconds       Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld / 17.000 seconds @ 105.822 mph

Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers

 

Qualifying Race Results:

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           No.           Name

1              25            Mike Leaty

2              65            George Skora III

3              32            Tyler Rypkema

4              54            Tommy Catalano

5              01            Camden Barber

6              40            Alan Bookmiller

7              99            Bill Mislin

 

Qualifying Race 2

Pos           No.           Name

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld

2              64            Amy Catalano

3              3              Daren Scherer

4              66            Austin Kochenash

5              01x          John Barber

6              59            Karl Hehr

7              40            Tommy Rought

 

Qualifying Race 3

Pos           No.           Name

1              07            Patrick Emerling

2              12x          Andy Jankowiak

3              7ny          Kevin Miller

4              22jr          Scott Wylie

5              17            Danny Knoll Jr.

6              24            David Rigan

7              95            Bryan Sherwood

 

Point Standings following Lancaster National Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) 06/29/2017:

 

Pos           No.           Name                       Total

1              07            Patrick Emerling       527

2              12x          Andy Jankowiak        515

3              65            George Skora           500

4              25            Mike Leaty               490

5              54            Tommy Catalano      465

6              32            Tyler Rypkema         446

7              22            Chuck Hossfeld         393

8              95            Bryan Sherwood       375

9              64            Amy Catalano           359

10            3              Daren Scherer          354

11            60            Matt Hirschman       330

12            59            Karl Hehr                 254

13            66            Austin Kochenash     246

14            10            Daryl Lewis              229

15            40            Tommy Rought         219

16            51            TJ Potrzebowski       170

17            11            Kirk Totten                               160

18            76            Zane Zeiner              159

19            40            Alan Bookmiller       147

20            99            Bill Mislan                                119

21            01            Cam Barber              115

22            1              Chris Ridsdale          108

23            7ny          Kevin Miller             107

24            19            Brandon Oltra          106

25            22jr          Scott Wylie              103

26            71            Jimmy Zacharias       72

27            5              Kyle Ebersole           72

28            17            Roger Coss               66

29            24            David Rigan              56

30            01x          John Barber             48

31            4              Kreig Heroth            48

32            72            David French Jr.       48

33            17            Danny Knoll Jr.         47

34            76            Randall Richards       45

35            25r           John Ramsay            20

 

Feature Finish

Ol Boy Cup III

Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, NY.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver,

 

Pos           No.           Name

1              m37         Tim Gullo

2              28            Tom Barron

3              52            Joel Gleason

4              92            Ryan Lagoda

5              64            Joe Mancuso

6              37            Bobby Schosek

7              75            Zach Willis

8              7              Josh Hunter

9              1              Vern Hedderick

10            1x            Rob Misczak

11            89            Pete Pieczysnki

12            96            Dana Novoa

13            81            Tom Reese II

14            19            Jeff Whalen

 

Qualifying Race Results:

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           No.           Name

1              64            Joe Mancuso

2              52            Joel Gleason

3              37            Bobby Schosek

4              96            Dana Novoa

5              89            Pete Pieczysnki

6              1              Vern Hedderick

7              19            Jeff Whalen

 

Qualifying Race 2

Pos           No.           Name

1              m37         Tim Gullo

2              28            Tom Barron

3              7              Josh Hunter

4              92            Ryan Lagoda

5              81            Tom Reese II

6              1x            Rob Misczak

7              75            Zach Willis

 

Point Standings following Lancaster National Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) 06/29/2017:

 

Pos           No.           Name                       Total

1              m37         Tim Gullo                 345

2              37            Bobby Schosek         237

4              7              Josh Hunter             215

6              52            Joel Gleason            210

3              96            Dana Novoa              207

5              1x            Rob Misczak             185

10            64            Joe Mancuso            185

8              75            Zach Willis                               167

7              1              Vern Hedderick        164

17            28            Tom Barron              161

24            92            Ryan Lagoda             135

23            89            Pete Pieczysnki        116

21            19            Jeff Whalen              111

9              1              Gary Noe                  95

11            41            Frank Chapman Jr     93

12            34            Charles Sharpsteen  90

13            15            Nick Robinson          75

14            8              Frank Petroski          75

15            7              Terry Potrzebowski  69

16            37x          James Lamoreaux     66

18            54            Josh Schoonamaker  66

19            78            Robert Fink              65

20            13            Jason Duke               60

22            20            Edward Helley          58

25            92            Kyle Sharpe              54

31            81            Tom Reese II            54

26            04            JP Harbst                  50

27            31x          Ron Richter              48

28            4              John Lane                47