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Hot Weather Hot Racing at Evans Mills Speedway

Evans Mills, NY-The warmest night of the season was on tap Saturday night, ironically as the Evans Mills Raceway Park celebrated Christmas In July.  There was a whole sled full of presents for all the children in attendance donated by race teams, sponsors and Evans Mills Raceway Park.   Race fans were also gifted some of the best racing on the track in recent years.

The Excess Storage Pro Late Models kicked off the evening, which were led to the green flag by Joe Papin and Rylee Gill.  Gill would get a terrific start and clear Papin by turn 1.  Gill would work the outside groove as Papin stuck to the bottom side of the track.  Papin would chase down Gill and take over the lead on lap 6 after racing side by side for 2 laps.  Papin would begin to expand his lead in the next handful of laps.  The only caution of the feature would be displayed on lap 13 for a spinning Jason Rarick.  On the restart, Papin and Gill raced door to door for the final laps.  On the exit on of turn two, on the final lap, Papin made contact with Gill, and Gill would have to check up.  Papin drove away to his third feature win of the season.  Gill would have to settle for second, followed by Chuck Meyer in third.

The Caskinette Ford Modified produced the feature of the evening and perhaps of the year.  Jerry Dineen and Tony Pettinelli made up the front row.  Pettinelli would take the lead on the first lap and start to check out on the rest of the field.  By lap 18 Bryan Sherwood started to make his usual ascension to the front of the field from his 6th place starting position.  He would get by Kreig Heroth on the outside, 2 laps later, Sherwood would get by Dylan Bancroft as well.  By lap 27, Sherwood would be sitting in second place, almost a straight away behind the leader, Pettinelli.  The first of two cautions came on lap 30 for a spinning Anthony Pettinelli.  Tony Pettinelli and Sherwood would start on the front row.  On the restart, Sherwood had a ¾ car length heading into turn 1.  Pettinelli and Sherwood made contact, sending Sherwood spinning around.  The ensuing restart saw Pettinelli on the inside and Heroth on the outside.  Pettinelli got the restart he needed and took a slight advantage over Heroth.  Heroth would fight back on the outside and keep pace with the leader.  Coming to the white flag, Heroth would lead lap 34 by inches.  Pettinelli would fight back on the inside of turns 1 & 2 and lead by half a car.  Heroth charged around on the outside of turns 3 & 4 and drag raced Pettinelli to the finish line.  Heroth would cross the finish line first by 0.029 seconds, for his third win and second in a row.  Pettinelli, who was looking for his first feature win in 3 years, would have to settle for second.  Bryce Bailey, making his first start at the speedway since racing there in the Bandoleros finished third.  Joel Hargrave finished fourth, followed by Taylor Caprara.

The Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends followed next.  Brody Beckwith and Camdin Cook started on the front row.  Cook would get the early jump, but it was Chris Malbeuf leading the first lap.  This feature would run caution free as Malbeuf would lead every lap.  Kyle Hart tried to chase down Malbeuf in lap traffic, but it would be to no avail.  Malbeuf picked up his fourth feature win of the season.  Hart finished second and Cook would cross the line in third.

The final feature of the evening saw the Napa Auto Parts Sport Compacts and Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks take to the track next.  Justin Burns would take the early lead and set the pace for the first 4 laps.  By lap 4 the Sport Compacts had worked their way to the front.  Jock Symonds would take over the top spot.  A three car pile-up in turn 1, would slow the field for the only time.  Symonds would maintain his lead on the restart as Chuck Powelczyk would fight hard on the outside.  Symonds had the car to beat as he won his first feature of the season.  Powelczyk finished in second and Justin Coachman wound up third.  Joe Orvis collected win number 9 in the Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks, followed by David Liscum and Colby Goodale.

The 2Xtreme Monster Trucks return to the Evans Mills Raceway Park for an epic 2 Day Show!  Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit and more return on July 30 and 31 at 3pm each day.  You can pre order tickets at evansmillsracewaypark.com or 2xtremeracingseries.com.  Tickets start at just $15.

Next weekend, Evans Mills Raceway Park celebrates the life of Nicole Berry-Garnsey. The 3rd Annual Nicole Berry-Garnsey Health and Wellness Night will take place as we shine a light on Ovarian Cancer Awareness.  The Caskinette Ford Modifieds, Excess Storage Pro Late Models, Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends, Napa Auto Parts Sport Compact/Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks will be back in action.  Pit gates open at 3pm, General Admission at 5pm and racing starts at 6:30pm. Pit pass $35, Adults $15, Military $13, Children 10-17 $10 and under 9 free with paid Adult.

Danny Varin Takes Fathers Day Weekend Gold at Evans Mills Raceway Park.

Evans Mills, NY-Father’s Day weekend at the Evans Mills Raceway Park has become one of the most popular event’s on the schedule. This year was no exception. The largest crowd of the year came out to watch the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Spectacular with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Before the features, the Ward Family and Evans Mills Raceway Park awarded the Kevin Ward Jr. Legacy Award to Tyler Chereshnoski, a student at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center and Copenhagen Central School.

Starting the features on the evening were the Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends, which saw a season high, 14 cars take the green flag. Kyle Hart and Jason Christman made up the front row as Hart would lead the early laps. The first caution saw last week’s winner, Breanne Gilligan and Christman get together in the middle of turns 3 and 4. On the restart, Matt Haufe was able to clear Hart as they entered turn 1 and took the race lead heading down the backstretch. Chris Malbeuf worked the low lane by Hart two laps later to move up to the second position. Malbeuf would try to chase down Haufe, but to no avail. Haufe would win his first race of the season in his first start at the raceway. Malbeuf would finish second and Hart settled for third.

.The Excess Storage Pro Late Models were next up, which saw an exciting pass for the lead on the final corner of the final lap. Rylee Gill and Joe Papin were the pole sitters as the two proved to be the class of the field. Gill would get the best of Papin on the start and pull away to a healthy lead. Gill would have trouble however navigating through slower lap traffic. Papin quickly erased Gill’s lead and was on this bummer with 2 laps remaining. As the leaders entered turns 3 and 4, Papin dove to the bottom of the track. Gill would get loose coming out of turn 4 on the outside and Papin drove by to pick up his first career feature win. Gill finished second and Sid Harmer Jr. rounded out the top 3.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints rolled out onto the raceway for their 25-lap feature. The winner would take home the $4000 check and an additional $3000 in lap sponsorship was distributed throughout the entire field. Dylan Swiernik and Jeff Cook started on the front row. On the start, Swiernik would get a terrific start and take the early lead entering turn 1. Swiernik would check out from the rest of the field. Danny Varin was quickly working his way to the front and by lap 10 he would pressure Cook for the second position. On the next lap, Cook would have trouble getting by lap traffic and Varin would take advantage on the outside and take over the second position. A caution flew on lap 13, erasing Swiernik’s lead. On the restart, Varin powered by Swiernik grabbing the lead on the backstretch. Swiernik would fight back as he drove his #7C deep into turn 3. Varin and Swiernik would touch tires, sending Swiernik into a sliding wheelie and almost onto his wing. Varin was able to continue and another caution slowed the field. On the restart it was all Varin, as he set sail and checked out from the rest of the field. Cook would lose second position to Matt Tanner. Tanner could not catch Varin in the final 12 laps. Danny Varin picked up his fourth win of the season on the Empire Super Sprints

biggest payday of the season. Tanner finished second, followed by Kelly Hebing, Tyler Cartier and Jeff Cook.

18 Caskinette Ford Modified took the green flag which was led by Anthony Pettinelli and Matt Sharkey. Pettinelli would take control early and lead the early laps. Taylor Caprara was on the back of Pettinelli and would patiently work the low lane by Pettinelli and take the lead on lap 6. Anthony’s dad, Tony, would follow Caprara and move into the second position. Tony would keep the pressure on Caprara as he followed in his tire tracks lap after lap. Caprara would hold off Pettinelli time after time but could not pull away. A scary caution came on lap 33 as Scott Dinzler would spin in the middle of turns 3 & 4. Dylan Bancroft would have nowhere to go as he drove on top of Dinzler’s car as the two came to rest. Neither drivers were injured, but their nights were unfortunately over. This would set up a green-white-checkered finish. Caprara would get the advantage heading into turn 1. Pettinelli would try the high side and low side but could not find a clean way around the leader. Caprara would win his first feature of the season, Tony Pettinelli would finish second and Anthony Pettinelli would finish a career best third.

The Napa Auto Parts Sport Compacts and Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks concluded the evening with their 20 lap feature. David Paige would lead the first 9 laps until the first caution flew. On the restart, Billy Matteson would get by Paige to take the lead. Joe Pettinelli would take the second position away from Paige as he tried to reel in the leader, Matteson. The race of the feature was for first place in the Thunderstocks. Paige would get heavy pressure from Joe Orvis in the closing laps. Paige would stick to his low lane, lap after lap making it difficult for Orvis to get by. On the final lap, Pettinelli and Orvis could not make the pass for the lead.

Matteson and Paige would both win their first features of their careers. Pettinelli would take home second place and Justin Coachman finished third in the Sport Compacts. Orvis and Justin Burns rounded out the top 3 in the Thunderstocks.

Next weekend, Evans Mills Raceway Park welcomes the New York Super Stocks for their first stop of the season. The Caskinette Ford Modifieds, Excess Storage Pro Late Models, Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends, Sport Compact/Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks will also be back in action. Pit gates open at 3pm, General Admission at 5pm and racing starts at 6:30pm. Pit pass $35, Adults $15, Military $13, Children 10-17 $10 and under 9 free with paid Adult.

Evans Mills Raceway Park June 4th 2022

Evans Mills, NY-Another beautiful Saturday night welcomed race fans to the Evans Mills Raceway Park for their annual Vintage Night.  The Classic Asphalt Modified Series made their first of two stops at the raceway and fans were greeted to a Vintage Car Show on the midway.  

The Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends kicked off the features for the evening.  A season high 10 cars took the green flag, led by Devin Thornton and Brayton Malbeuf.  The completion of lap 1 saw Dalton Rombough take the lead in his first start of the season.  Rombough quickly checked out to a 6-car length lead.  Last week’s winner, Chris Malbeuf worked his way to second by lap 4.  Rombough would work to a full straightaway lead but was erased by a lap 18 caution.  On the restart, Rombough would get a terrific jump and hold of Malbeuf to win his first feature of the season.  Malbeuf settled for second and Brayton Malbeuf crossed the finish line in third place.

The Classic Asphalt Modified Series took to the track next.  Tim Janes in his ‘37 Chevy led the group to the green flag and would be the early leader.  By the halfway point, Bob “Rip” Ripley worked his way to the top spot, driving his George Kent replica #26.  Ripley would continue to set the pace as John Semmler worked up to second place.  The two would race side by side for the final 2 laps.  Ripley would hold him off to take the checkers.  Semmler finished second and Janes would finish third.

Next onto the speedway were the Caskinette Ford Modifieds led by Scott Dinzler and John Ramsey.  On the start, Ramsey spun after contact from behind sending Ramsey to the back.  Dinzler would control the race on the restart, but by lap 3 Taylor Caprara would get by Dinzler on the bottom.  Caprara would continue to lead as Bryan Sherwood and Kreig Heroth would work their way to the front.  Caprara’s led would be nullified by a lap 21 caution.  On the restart Caprara chose the inside and Sherwood would take the outside, but in row 2.  Caprara got a great restart and Sherwood would get by Brad Winters on the outside to take over second place.  One lap later, Sherwood used the same lane to get by Caprara and take the lead.  Heroth would take the high side around Caprara as well, 5 laps later.  Heroth would run out of time as Sherwood won his first race at Evans Mills and continue his streak of 5 top 5’s this season.  Heroth would finish second, Joel Hargrave finished third, Caprara would settle for fourth and Tony Pettinelli rounded out the top 5.

17 Sport Compacts and Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks started the next feature.  David Liscum and David Paige made up the front row.  Liscum led the first 3 laps before last week’s winner Joe Pettinelli took over the top spot.  Pettinelli pulled away from the field as the other Sport Compacts worked their way to the front.  The only caution came on lap 13, which allowed Mike Durham to start on the outside of row 1.  Pettinelli would get the jump and cruise to his second victory in a row.  Durham would finish second and Justin Coachman would finish third.  Joe Orvis continued his hot streak winning his fourth feature of the year.

The final feature of the evening were the Excess Storage Pro Late Models.  Rylee Gill would start on the pole, which proved to be too much for the rest of the field.  Cole Perry would challenge Gill on the outside for the opening laps.  Gill would take the lead on the bottom on lap 5 and pull away.  Perry would be challenged on the closing laps by newcomer Joe Papin.  Gill would cross the finish line first, followed by Perry and Papin.

Next weekend, Evans Mills Raceway Park celebrates Flag Day. The Caskinette Ford Modifieds, Excess Storage Pro Late Models, Christman Fuel Service INEX Legends, Sport Compact/Next Level Excavation Thunderstocks will all be back in action.  In addition to the great racing, there will be spectator races.  Pit gates open at 3pm, General Admission at 5pm and racing starts at 6:30pm. Pit pass $35, Adults $15, Military $13, Children 10-17 $10 and under 9 free with paid Adult