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HOSSFELD, WELDY, SHARPE, BRUNKA & WOLLABER WIN ON AUTOGRAPH NIGHT AT LANCASTER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 21, 2019) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. captured the 25-lap Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series event as part of Autograph Night at Lancaster Speedway @ New York International Raceway Park on Saturday. 

In supporting action, Terry Weldy of Clarence, N.Y. won the Race of Champions Late Model feature. Rich Sharpe of Lancaster captured the Street Stock feature. Dave Brunka of Cheektowaga, N.Y. won the 4-Cylinder feature. Dave Wollaber of Ransomville, N.Y. won the NYPA TQ Midget feature. 

The front row of the RoC Sportsman Series feature included a pair of drivers from Eden, N.Y. as George Skora III and Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. led the field of 23 cars to the opening green flag. Skora grabbed the lead while Chuck Hossfeld came from the third starting spot to move into second place. Two laps later Hossfeld got by Skora to take the lead.

The race was slowed by a trio of cautions during laps 7-8. The front of the field saw a major shakeup with the second of these incidents. Skora slowed up on the outside line and eventually hooked nerf bars with Fiebelkorn. Daryl Lewis, Jr. received damage in the chaos and collided with Erick Ruffell. Tony Carbone was also involved. 

This moved Shawn Nye into second place followed by Joe Evans, John Barber, Eddie Hawkins and Andy Jankowiak. 

The rest of the race ran off caution free as Hossfeld and Nye distanced themselves from the rest of the field. Hossfeld held off Nye in the closing laps to secure the victory. Nye finished second followed by Barber, Hawkins and Jimmy Zacharias. 

Terry Weldy captured his first career Late Model feature win on Saturday at Lancaster in the RoC Late Model Series 30-lap feature. Weldy took over the lead following a lap 2 restart when he drove under race leader Sam Fullone. Fullone has slid up on the restart to possibly block Bobby Weber, Weldy used that as an opportunity to get by Fullone. 

Weldy and Weber dominated the majority of the race as they opened up a sizable advantage over the field. The pair of late race cautions shook things up. Dave Whittaker spun out on lap 21 to bring out the first caution after a 19-lap run. Weber and Eldon King III tangled in turn two, two laps later.

This set up the final run to the finish for Weldy, who drove away for the final seven laps to score his first career Late Model win. Frank Batista, Jr. finished in second place. Fullone, Weber and King rounded out the top five. 

Rich Sharpe led all 25 laps of the Street Stock feature to capture his first win of the season. The first 15 laps of the race went caution free. Ken Maltby and Nik Welshans were chasing Sharpe through lapped traffic when Maltby was slowed by a lapped car. Welshans ran into the back of Maltby to spin him out while Mike Scott spun to avoid them. 

This moved Brian Hoffman to second place followed by Mark Hoch, Mike Dalfonso and Tommy Wentland. Hoffman challenged Sharpe for the lead when the race went back to green, but Sharpe pulled away in the closing laps. Sharpe picked up the win followed by Mark Hoch, Wentland, Chris Powers and Dalfonso. 

Dave Brunka and Kenny Hejna battled for the win in the 4-Cylinder feature. Hejna attempted to get a run alongside Brunka late in the race, but lapped traffic made it difficult for him to make a pass. Brunka held on to score the victory over Hejna, Dan Dressel, Charles Palmer and Chris Pennell.

Dave Wollaber passed Bobby Holmes with five laps to go to win the 20-lap NYPA TQ Midget feature. Holmes passed polesitter Chad Haywood for the lead on lap 6. Wollaber moved into second place five laps later. He then got a run to the inside of Holmes down the back straightaway to take the lead. 

The engine expired in Holmes’s car shortly after this to set up a battle between Wollaber and Kyle Hutchinson to decide the race. Hutchinson challenged Wollaber all the way to the finish, but could not overtake him. Wollaber scored the victory followed by Hutchinson, Andy Jankowiak, Erik Musto and Andy Nye. 

Stock car racing continues at Lancaster Speedway @ NYIRP on Saturday, August 17 with the 30th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 110 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

RESULTS

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES

Heat Winners: Chuck Hossfeld, George Skora III, Shawn Nye

Feature: CHUCK HOSSFELD, Shawn Nye, John Barber, Eddie Hawkins, Jimmy Zacharias, Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr., Neal Dietz, Jr., Andy Jankowiak, Andy Lewis, Joe Evans, Bobby Weber, Mark Pennell, Jeff Szafraniec, Tim Gullo, Leo Becker, Cassie Logsdon, Bob Wilson, Jr., Jayme Thompson, Daryl Lewis, Jr., Tony Carbone, Erick Ruffell, George Skora III, Bobby Hanel DNS: Dave Kozlowski

RACE OF CHAMPIONS LATE MODEL SERIES

Heat Winners: Terry Weldy, Eldon King III

Feature: TERRY WELDY, Frank Batista, Jr., Sam Fullone, Bobby Weber, Eldon King III, Dave Whittaker, Ron Richter, Dave Heitzhaus, Dave Rigan, Joe Brainard

STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Nik Welshans, Ken Maltby, Rich Sharpe

Feature: RICH SHARPE, Mark Hoch, Tommy Wentland, Chris Powers, Mike Dalfonso, Lou Carbone, Max Northem, Garrett Cleversley, Tim Garlock, Mike Scott, Mike Rogers, Ken Maltby, Nik Welshans, Jerry Kosmowski, Jim Dauer, Michele Russo, Wes LeBar, Brian Hoffman, Scott Chaplin, Scott Soos, Frank Prell, Glenn Absolom

4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Dave Brunka, Chris Pennell

Feature: DAVE BRUNKA, Kenny Hejna, Dan Dressel, Charles Palmer, Jr., Chris Pennell, Andy Danielwicz, Josh Schosek, Dave Evans, Kyle Casper, Casey Pew, Mason Offhaus, Justin Vallone, Braden Suffoletta, Mike Long DNS: Tommy Hughes, Anton Anderson

NYPA TQ MIDGETS

Heat Winners: AJ Hessler, Bobby Holmes

Feature: DAVE WOLLABER, Kyle Hutchinson, Andy Jankowiak, Erik Musto, Andy Nye, Brandon Zavarella, AJ Hessler, Vinny Christiano, Jr., Vinny Christiano III, Ted Jones, Kevin Wilson, Chad Haywood, Tony Patrea, Arik McGruder, Cameron Ruggiero, Jim Musto, Tim Ruggiero, Bobby Holmes, Ryan Lagoda DNS: Mark Schulz

PHOTO BY PAULA THOMPSON

ISMA Offers Update on Lancaster Event Scheduled for Saturday, June 1

OSWEGO, NY (March 22, 2019) – The International Supermodified Association is prepared to offer an update concerning the status of its event scheduled for New York’s Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Due to the prospective sale of the track which has yet to ensue, ISMA’s Board of Directors recently elected to pull the Lancaster show from its schedule despite rumors of ongoing negotiations.

“Our board made the decision to pull Lancaster from the schedule,” ISMA president Doc Hathaway confirmed. “Since that time, I have heard rumblings to indicate there is a party interested in purchasing the track.”

Whether or not a purchase of the Western New York speedway is now imminent, the June 1 date still remains an open slot on ISMA’s schedule.

“I’ve been asked if Lancaster is still on our schedule and it is not,” Hathaway said. “However, we have not filled that date. If negotiations were to advance to the point where Lancaster becomes a possible race, we would consider it if informed in enough time that our teams could prepare.”  

Recently, ISMA was asked to allow two weeks to contemplate any developments that may transpire regarding the track’s sale. The second week in that period is now here.

“I granted two weeks to see how negotiations were advancing, but it is now at the end of our second week,” Hathaway continued. “ISMA would like to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. Lancaster has always been a great track for our Supermodifieds and we will keep you informed as information is received.”

Should ISMA be unable to return to Lancaster on June 1, the tour’s first event would take place two weeks later at the Delaware Speedway in Ontario on Saturday, June 15.

To keep up with the latest news and information regarding the ISMA Supermodifieds, you can visit ISMA online at ISMASupers.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @ISMASupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers.

CHUCK HOSSFELD WINS JOE REILLY SPORTSMAN SUMMER SLAM 75 AT LANCASTER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 18, 2017) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. won the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday night. It was Hossfeld’s second Sunoco Sportsman win of the season.

In other X-Press Signs Stock Car Series racing action, Rich Sharpe of Lancaster won his fourth Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature of the season. Jason Anasiewicz of Lancaster picked up his third win of the year in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. Andy Nye of Lancaster won the 20-lap NYPA TQ Midget feature.

The Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 is the most prestigious regular season event for Lancaster’s Sunoco Sportsman division. A field of 24 cars took the opening green flag with Neal Dietz, Jr. and Jake Lyon trading the lead during the opening laps.

Hossfeld started seventh, but he quickly worked his way to the front of the field. On lap 8, Hossfeld was able to take the lead from Dietz on a restart.

Kevin Miller eventually moved into second and looked like he was going to challenge Hossfeld, but mechanical issue sidelined him on lap 15.

Hossfeld dominated the race after that point. A long green flag run allowed him to lap cars up to sixth place.

Shawn Nye battled through some early race issues to come back through the field. He managed to work his way all the way back to the runner-up position. Nye got a chance at Hossfeld on a final green-white-checkered attempt, but the “Hotshoe” held strong to pick up the victory.

Nye finished second for his third-straight top two finish. Scott Wylie, Andy Lewis and Mark Pennell rounded out the top five and were the only other cars remaining on the lead lap by race’s end.

In the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Rich Sharpe picked his way through the field after starting ninth. He caught race leader Mark Hoch late in the race and passed him in turn 2 take control of the race. Sharpe cruised the rest of the way for his fourth victory of 2017. Hoch finished second, followed by Keith Flanigan, Dave Wilson, Tommy Wentland and John Carlson.

Dave Anasiewicz returned to Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder victory lane for the first time since April as he led 23 of 25 laps. Anasiewicz passed pole sitter Joe Brunka on lap two and never looked back. Teammates Dan Dressel and Bobby Woch finished second and third, respectively. Dave and Joe Brunka rounded out the top five.

In the NYPA TQ Midgets, Andy Nye led all 20 laps to win the feature. The race got off to a slow start after a spin by Kevin Wilson on the initial start, but the rest of the race ran caution free. Bobby Holmes came from ninth to second place, but couldn’t reel in Nye. Erik Musto, Kyle Hutchinson and Brandon Zavarella rounded out the top five.

Lancaster National Speedway will be off next weekend as the facility plays host to the Niagara Swap Meet & Car Show. Vendors from across the country will be on hand all weekend, plus the Clutch Artists will be hosting a car show. The next X-Press Signs Stock Car event will be Thursday, June 29 for the third annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial race for the Race of Champions Modified Series. Racing starts at 7 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

SUNOCO SPORTSMAN

Heat Winners: Owen Bednasz, Tony Carbone, Neal Deitz, Jr.

Joe Reilly Summer Slam 75: CHUCK HOSSFELD, Shawn Nye, Scott Wylie, Andy Lewis, Mark Pennell, Owen Bednasz, Jake Vernon, Kevin Lewis, Mike Ramos, Matt Druar, Tim Nies, Jayme Thompson, Dave Kozlowski, Damon Frutchey, Tony Carbone, John Barber, Mike Rogers, Sherri Hogan, Kevin Miller, Jake Lyon, Neal Dietz, Jr., Sam Fullone, Justin Demelo, Rusty Smith

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Keith Flanigan, Mark Hoch, Rich Sharpe

Feature: RICH SHARPE, Mark Hoch, Keith Flanigan, Dave Wilson, Tommy Wentland, John Carlson, Jarrod Brown, Max Northem, Ken Maltby, Mike Dalfonso, Jr., Andy Cryan, Jerry Kosmowski, Trevor Pettit, Garrett Cleversley, Chris Handley, Frank Prell, Rich Pocobello, Tom Northem, Jimmy Pierce, Rick Johnson DNS: Gino Pinto

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Bobby Woch, Jason Anasiewicz

Feature: JASON ANASIEWICZ, Dan Dressel, Bobby Woch, Dave Brunka, Joe Brunka, Dave Milbrand, Jr., Chris Bugenhagen, Chris Pennell, Chris Merkel, Casey Pew

NYPA TQ MIDGETS

Heat Winners: Bobby Holmes, Vinny Christiano, Jr.

Feature: ANDY NYE, Bobby Holmes, Erik Musto, Kyle Hutchinson, Brandon Zavarella, Vinny Christiano, Jr., Mark Schulz, Tony Patrea, Sean McNamara, Charlie DiRosa, Vinny Christiano III, Jim Musto, Jamie Pew, Jeremy Conklin, Kevin Wilson DNS: Dave Wollaber