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DYLAN SLEPIAN TAKES THE LONG WAY AROUND FOR SECOND RIVERHEAD RACEWAY NASCAR MODIFIED WIN OF 2022, 170 CARS PACK PITS

Riverhead, NY Aug. 6th

Despite being under the weather during the week, Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills felt just fine Saturday at Riverhead Raceway once strapped into his NASCAR Modified. He felt even better at the end of 50-laps after executing a late race outside pass of Jack Handley Jr. of Medford to score his second win of the season. In the companion Sare Sylvester Memorial INEX Legend Race Car National Qualifier controversy reined after four of the top five finishers were DQ’D in post race tech. Cam Bolin of Sharon, NC who crossed the line second was declared the race winner, his third win in as many starts at Riverhead. An astounding 170 cars took part in the action Saturday.

Eric Zeh and Chris Turbush brought the 18-car NASCAR Modified field to green and it didn’t take long for the fireworks. Exiting the fourth turn to complete the first lap Zeh moved up to make Turbush uncomfortable on the outside leaving the inside lane wide open. Seeing that Jason Agugliaro shot the gap under Zeh and Turbush and the trio raced three wide into the first turn. By the time they got to turn three Zeh and Turbush wound up in a pile damaging the exit gate and were done for the night. When told he had to go to the rear for his role Agugliaro withdrew from the race. When the race resumed Jack Handley Jr. who started fourth raced out to the lead with Justin Brown in pursuit, both drivers seeking their first career win. Brown soon came under pressure from Dylan Slepian who sliced his way through the pack from the 10th starting berth and on lap 15 Slepian was able to pass Brown for position.

Once to second Slepian had to first work on getting to leader Handley which he did and then master a plan of attack. Handley was doing a masterful job while leading of protecting the bottom letting Dylan know if he was going to get by it would be to the outside. Slepian however kept looking low off the corners as his way by for the lead but now the laps were dwindling down. Then with five laps remaining Slepian changed his plan of attack and moved to the outside. It took a lap or two before Slepian was able to gain enough of a run to Handley’s outside but final on lap 46 exiting the second turn Slepian took the long way around Handley for the race lead by the time lap 47 was started.

Over the final three laps Dylan Slepian kept his Eastport Feeds Chevy out front for the victory, the 6th of his career. “That kid (Handley) is a talented racer, his day is coming” Slepian boasted in the winners circle, “we had a great, clean and fun race, I thought I could get him to the inside but Jack, like he should protected the bottom, so outside I went”. Dylan unable to get to the race shop during the week heaped praise on his crew, “I wasn’t able to be with Rob and the guys this week but the carried on and here we are, can’t thank them all enough”.

Jack Handley Jr. was runner-up in the Hydro Action Chevy, while Justin Brown of Manorville was third in the Kennedy L.I. Realty Chevy. Chris Young of Calverton and Roger Turbush of Riverhead were fourth and fifth.

Cam Colin #86 winner of the Sara Sylvester 50 for the INEX Legends August 6th, 2022. Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

The Sara Sylvester Memorial 50 INEX Legend Race Car National Qualifier was a barn burner on the track but even hotter in post race inspection two hours after the race. Jason Castaldo of Shirley was the quickest in qualifying with a lap of 13.466 and proceeded to lead all 50-laps of the race, at times under heavy attack. Among those throwing heat Castaldo’s way were Ray Fitzgerald, Mike Alcaro and lastly Cam Bolin. It was Bolin who gave Castaldo his biggest challenge of the race but Jason was equal to the task and appeared to have won the biggest race of his career. However in post race tech the springs of the top five were under scrutiny and four of the top five, including winner Jason Castaldo were found with unapproved springs. Others were George Tomko Jr., Joey Braun and Fitzgerald. Cam Bolin in the Benimax Trucking entry was declared the race winner, a win worth well over $1,000 once all the lap and bonus money are recalculated after the disqualifications. Eric Hersey of Commack was second in the Grillin’ Villain machine with Richie Davidowitz of East Moriches third in the Hampton Fleet Service entry.

Crate Modified winner Vinny Delaney August 6th, 2022, MIchael Jaworecki/Myracenews.

For the second time in three weeks Vinny Delaney of Islip Terrace scored the win in the 25-lap Crate Modified feature event but this win came in perhaps the closest finish ever at the track. Just days after losing his Figure Eight crew chief Rick Swanson and having been close with Sara Sylvester, Delaney was a man on a mission. Vinny, starting from the pole shot to the early race lead chased early on by Alex Colasanto. On lap 5 Chris Rogers who started 5th on the grid worked his way by Colasanto and moved in on leader Delaney. Over the final 21 laps Delaney and Rogers treated the fans to a torrid side by side at time fight for the win. Rogers actually led laps 11 & 12 but a double file restart on that 12th lap allowed Delaney to move back to the lead. Over the final 13 laps of the tilt it was the Vinny & Chris show, racing side by side more often than not including the final lap of the race. As the duo exited the fourth turn they were in a virtual dead heat and remained in that formation until the checker flag. To the naked eye it was too close to call, but in the day of electronic transponder scoring Vinny Delaney in the Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm Chevy winning by .002 on the transponder. It perhaps was the closest finish in the history of Riverhead Raceway. Chris Rogers of Patchogue was runner-up in the MMC Construction Chevy, while Chase Grennan of Glen Cove watched it all from third, where he would finish in the Black Forest Auto Works Chevy.

Blunderbust winner Tom “Fred” Sullivan August 6th, 2022. Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

Just seven weeks removed from heart surgery veteran Tom Sullivan of Massapequa was in the right place at the right time to win a wild 20-lap Blunderbust feature event.Five lead changes unfolded during the race that with two drivers penalized during the event for rough riding. With two laps to go Jim Laird Jr., who was made to give a spot back earlier in the race found himself the race leader with defending champion Cody Triola hot on his heels. Triola would get into Laird spinning the leader and he was sent to the rear with Laird. That turn of events put the Island Trees Automotive Chevy of Tom Sullivan into the lead for a green, white & checker finish with Sullivan with a new valve in his heart driving to victory. Bill Wegmann Jr, of Patchogue was runner-up in the Crackerjack Auto Stores racer while Preston Bores of Hendersonville, Tn. was third in the Relle Electric Chevy.

Super Pro truck winner Jack Handley Jr. August 6th, 2022. Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

Another closely contested race was the 20-lap Super Pro Truck event with defending champion Jack Handley Jr coming out on top after a torrid late race battle with Sean Glennon of Northport. Joe Cerabino raced to the early lead with Ethan Brown second. Early on Cerabino got away from Brown and the rest of the field but just as the race hit halfway Lou Maestri and Mark Stewart got together on lap 10, bunching up the fiel for the restart. That brought Sean Glennon who started the race from 8th into the mix and when the race resumed he made an inside pass of Cerabino on the front stretch for the race lead on lap 12. One lap later Jack Handley who started 7th got by Cerabino for second and the race was on. Glennon and Handley went toe to toe and on lap 16 Handley was able to work his way to the lead with Glennon now the challenger. Sean went to work trying to reclaim his lead and the duo ran a hard fought but clean race for the gold. Jack Handley Jr. in the River Walk Bar & Grill Chevy was the race winner, while Sean Glennon of Northport settled for second in his LTE Drainage Chevy. Early leader Joe Cerabino of Bay Shore was third in the Lighthouse Propane entry.

Ben Morabito of Miller Place won his first career home race at Riverhead Raceway when he drove the Benimax Trucking Bandolero Bandit to victory in a 15-lap contest. Morabito took the lead on lap 2 from newcomer Phllip Alaimo and had to hold off a hard pressing Rodney Dowless Jr. of Dix Hills who finished second in his sponsor wanted Bando. Darren Krantz Jr. of Huntington was third in the Pinktie.org racer.

Chevy Rommeney of Bohemia won his third Bandolero Outlaw race of the season as he dominated their 15-lap feature. Julianna Kramer led the first lap before Rommeney moved to the lead in his Hollis Court Collision machine. Once out front Rommeney never looked back earning his 5th career win. Will Sipala of Manorville was second in the Riteway Auto mount with Gavin Romano of Riverhead third in the Mil-Aero Solutions entry.

Jarrett Campbell of Yaphank won his second Truck Enduro of 2022 when he topped their 30-lap contest. Campbell in the Lake Masonry Sullies Chevy took the lead on lap 9 and stayed out front for the rest of the race. Phil LaManna of Smithtown was second in the EP Milling & Sweeping S-10 while Mariah Lawrence of Southampton recovered from an early race spin for third place honors in the Unique Golf truck.,

For the second time in 72-hours Joey Palmeri Jr of Lindenhurst sat in victory lane at the end of the 40-lap Gut & Go 4/6-Cylinder Enduro in his J&J Towing sled. Joe Warren Jr. of Ridge was second in the MSM Motorsports entry while Chris Olivari of Coram crossed the line third.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. Dylan Slepian 2. Jack Handley Jr. 3. Justin Brown 4. Chris Young 5. Roger Turbush 6. Kyle Soper 7. Michael Rutkoski 8. Dave Brigati 9. Jeff Goodale 10. John Beatty Jr. 11. Chris Rogers 12. Artie Pedersen III 13. Allan Pedersen 14. Glen Steger 15. Brian Brown 16. Eric Xeh 17. Chris Turbush 18. Jason Agugliaro

Crate Modifieds 1. Vinny Delaney 2. Chris Rogers 3. Chase Grennan 4. Kyle Ellwood 5. Eric Hersey 6. Terry Stiles 7. Alex Colasanto 8. AJ DeSantis 9. Owen Grennan 10. Michael Rutkoski 11. Mike Albasini 12. Michael Berner 13. Dennis Krupski 14. Charles Macwhinnie 15. Mark Wolf 16. DJ Doyle 17. Scott Denis 18. Max Handley

Blunderbusts: 1. Tom Sullivan 2. Bill Wegmann Jr. 3. Preston Bores 4. Bill Wegmann Sr. 5. Eddie Diaz 6. Cody Triola 7. Brandon Hubbard 8. AJ DeSantis 9. Jim Laird Jr. 10. Tom Puccia 11. Gary Caldwell DNS-Brad Bess

Super Pro Trucks: 1. Jack Handley Jr. 2. Sean Glennon 3. Joe Cerabino 4. Frank Dumicich Sr. 5. Lou Maestri 6. Ethan Brown 7. Mark Stewart 8. Matt McGrath 9. Rob Corwin 10. Liam Patrick 11. Matt Triola 11. Daniel Creegan

Legend Race Cars: 1. Cam Bolin 2. Eric Hersey 3. Richie Davidowitz 4. Jeff Farruggia Jr. 5. Nick Morabito 6. Anthony Marsh 7. Mike Benton 8. Anthony Colandro 9. Jim Sylvester 10. Joe Costello 11. Brad Van Houten 12. Mike Van Houten Jr. 13. Ray Stulz 14. Chris Sinatro 15. Mike Alcaro 16. Chase Van Houten 17. Jake Curran 18. Riely O’Keefe 19. Landon Rapp 20. Charlie Hodge 21. Zach Martinez 22. Ryan Lutz DQ- Jason Castaldo, George Tomko Jr., Joey Braun & Ray Fitzgerald

Bandolero Bandits: 1. Ben Morabito 2. Rodney Dowless Jr. 3. Darren Krantz Jr. 4. Phillip Alaimo 5. Kix Bock 6. Nick Hodge 7. Giavanna Agugliaro 8. Carson Cauble 9. Reid Halpin 10. Jordan Ryan 11. Brooke Meyer 12. Emmett Grattan 13. Nora Schelin 14. Aiden Pelis

Bandolero Outlaws: 1. Chevy Rommeney 2. Will Sipala 3. Gavin Romano 4. Tucker Bock 5. Jayden Owens-Bader 6. Julianna Kramer 7. Hayle Denis 8. Marissa Stewart

Truck Enduro: 1. Jarrett Campbell 2. Phil LaManna 3. Mariah Lawrence 4. Gary Voight 5. Woot Lawrence 6. Dusty Cole 7. Kerry Botts 8. Jackie Germuth 9. Chris Grover 10. Brandon LaManna 11. Steve Reisert 12. Whitney Williams 13. Danielle Cohen 14. Chloe Phillips 15. Jennifer Hohwiesner 16. Kayla Kelly 17. Hallie Campo 18. Nikki Giordano 19. Mark Russo 20. Emily Hubbard 21. Tom Sullivan

Gut & Go Enduro: 1. Joey Palmeri Jr. 2. Joe Warren Jr. 3. Chris Olivari 4. Frank Raynor 5. John Palmeri 6. Peter Verwys Jr. 7. Chris Constantine 8. Rob Izzo 9. David Olivari 10. Franky Abbatiello 11. Patrick Collins Jr. 12. Patrick McGay 13. Robert Jett 14. Anthony Paretta 15. David Duran 16. Ally Turbush 17. Michael Sheridan 18. Will Raynor 19. Kevin Coyle 20. Sean Neenan 21. Andy Earnharht 22. Mark Raynor 23. Jessie Haaar 24. Jeremy Rand 25. Zach Tyler 26. Charles Astacio 27. Zachary Moritz 28. Tyler Pasquale 29. Nick Johnson

Marcello Rufrano Wins 9th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford

Photo: Tom Morris Racing Photography

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway hosted the biggest and richest SK Modified® race of the 2022 season on Friday, August 5 with the 9th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k.  A draw just prior to the start of the race determined the feature distance would be either 60, 70, or 80 laps and the 80 lap number was drawn by NAPA rep Bruce Pinto.  Marcello Rufrano scored his first career SK Modified® victory in the biggest race of the season.  Rufrano’s win gave him a payday of $5,725 in purse and contingency money from total posted awards of over $35,000.  Other feature wins on the night were scored by Tom Fearn in the Late Model feature, Tyler Alkas in the SK Light feature, Jeremy Lavoie in the Limited Late Model feature, and Travis Downey in the Street Stock feature. 

In the 80-lap NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K feature event, Jon Puleo took the lead at the start of the race with Dan Wesson taking second.  Mikey Flynn was third followed by Cory DiMatteo and Michael Christopher, Jr.  Christopher went around DiMatteo to take fourth on lap-4with Marcello Rufrano taking fifth to drop DiMatteo back to sixth as up front, Wesson took the lead from Puleo on lap-5.  Flynn moved up to second with Flynn third as Puleo slid back to seventh place.  Ronnie Williams was fourth with Todd Owen in fifth and Stephen Kopcik up to sixth. 

Rufrano took the lead from Wesson lap-12 with Williams and Flynn side by side for third, just in front of fifth place Owen.  The caution flag flew with 14 laps complete for DiMatteo, who came to a rest against the turn 2 wall.

Rufrano charged into the lead on the restart with Wesson in second.  Owen went by Williams on lap-18 to move into third with Flynn holding the fifth position.  The caution came back out with 22 laps complete for spins on the backstretch by Noah Korner and R.J. Marcotte and a spin in turn 4 by Williams.

Rufrano continued to hold the lead on the restart but the caution came back out for a multi-car incident in turn 1 with 24 laps complete when Stephen Kopcik and Wesson touched wheels, which sent Wesson into the turn 1 wall and collected the car of Flynn as well as several others. 

Rufrano held off a challenge from Owen on the restart to maintain the lead.  Keith Rocco was now up to third behind Rufrano and Owen with Puleo  in fourth and Christopher and Arute dueling for fifth place.  Arute took to the high groove to get by Christopher and take over fifth place on lap-28 while Owen was applying heavy pressure to Rufrano for the lead.  Owen was finally able to make a pass on Rufrano to move into the lead with a pass coming out of turn 4 on lap-33.  The caution came back out with 36 laps complete as Korner got into the turn 1 wall.

Rufrano took the lead from Owen on the restart with Rocco moving into second.  Owen was locked in a side by side duel with Puleo for third with Tyler Hines up to fifth place.  With 50 laps on the board, Rufrano continued to hold the race lead with Rocco still in hot pursuit.  Owen was third in line with Hines fourth and David Arute in fifth.  Anthony Bello was in sixth place, followed by Puleo, Andrew Molleur, Michael Gervais, Jr., and Anthony Flannery.

With 20 laps to go, the top-5 remained the same with Rufrano having stretched out his lead over Rocco to several car lengths.  Owen took second place from Owen on lap-68 but he was 1.5 seconds behind Rufrano in the fight for the lead.  Owen couldn’t close the gap to Rufrano over the final 12 laps as Rufrano scored his first career SK Modified® victory in the biggest race of the season.  Rocco finished third with Hines and Arute rounding out the top-5.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Paul Arute, Adam Gray, and John Blake all got into the turn 1 wall right at the start to bring the caution flag out before a lap could be completed.

Wayne Coury, Jr. took the lead on the restart with Michael Wray and Andrew Durand going door to door for second.  Tom Fearn was fourth in line followed by the side by side duo of Paul Varricchio, Jr. and Kevin Gambacorta.  Fearn took second on lap-4 to drop Wray back to third with Varriccho in fourth and  Durand fifth as Coury continued to hold the lead.  Varricchio brought the caution back out with 4 laps complete as he went straight into the turn 1 wall after developing a flat tire. 

Fearn took the lead from Coury on the restart with Wray and Durand going door to door for third and Gambacorta in fifth.  Wray cleared Durand to take third on lap-5 with Gambacorta taking fourth on lap-6.  Gray was recovered from his earlier misfortune and he was all over the back bumper of Gambacorta for the fifth position when the caution came back out with 7 laps complete for a spin by Durand in turn 2.

Fearn took the lead back under green with Wray and Gray behind him.  Gambacorta took fourth with Darrell Keane up to fifth.  Andrew Molleur was sixth in line followed by Coury, Paul Arute, Michael Bennett, and Durand.  Gray made a move to get around Wray to take over second place on lap-11 and then had Gambacorta applying heavy pressure to his bumper for third place.  After several laps, Gambacorta was finally able to make a move to get to the inside of Wray and move into third place on lap-18.  Keane and Coury both followed Gambacorta by Wray to take fourth and fifth on and drop Wray back to sixth place on lap-19.

Wray lost several more spots on lap-26 as Bennett moved up to sixth and Molleur took seventh to drop Wray back to eighth place as Fearn continued to lead Gray, Gambacorta, Keane, and Coury.  Fearn took the checkered flag to pick up his second Late Model win of the 2022 season.  Gray finished second with Gambacorta, Keane, and Coury rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap SK Light feature event, Frank L’Etoile, Jr. took the lead from Brandon Michael at the start and he led the first lap before the caution came out for a spin in turn 2 by Brandon Hunt.

L’Etoile took the lead on the restart but Tyler Alkas took the lead from L’Etoile on lap-3.  Michael was third in line with Chris Matthews in fourth,  Cassandra Cole in fifth and Meghan Fuller in sixth.  The positions continued to shuffle behind Alkas, L’Etoile, Matthews, and Michael as Bob Charland took fifth from Amanda West on lap-8 and Derek Debbis was looking to get by both West and Fuller.  Charland got clear into fifth on lap-10 just before the caution flew with 11 laps complete for a spin by Charlie McDougall on the frontstretch.

Alkas again took the lead back under green with Matthews taking second.  L’Etoile was third followed by Charand and George Bessette, Jr.  Bessette took fourth from Charland on lap-14 while Alkas continued to lead Matthews and L’Etoile.  After several laps of trying to make a move, Debbis was able to complete a pass on Charland to move into fifth place on lap-18.  That brought Tyler Chapman up to sixth and Alexander Pearl to seventh as Charland slid back to eighth.  Alkas led the field to the checkered flag to pick up his first career victory.  Matthews finished second with Bessette, L’Etoile, and Debbis rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, Ari Jencik took the lead at the start of the race and she held the lead until lap-3 when Kevin Cormier took over the top spot.  Jeremy Lavoie moved into second with Gary Patnode taking third and Alexandra Fearn fourth as Jencik slid back to fifth in line.  Lavoie made a move to the inside of Cormier on lap-5 to take over the race lead while Rich Hammann took fifth place from Ari Jencik. 

At the halfway point of the race, Lavoie was still in command with Cormier, Patnode, Fearn, and Hamman behind him.  Devon Jencik was now sixth followed by Matt Scappini, Jay Clement, Matt Clement, and Ari Jencik.  Lavoie was starting to open up a gap over Cormier in second.  The caution came out with 15 laps complete as Devon Jencik came to a stop on the frontstretch grass and Scappini was limping his way back to pit road with a flat right front tire after the two cars came together and made door to door contact coming out of turn 4.

Lavoie took the lead back under green with Cormier in second.  Patnode was third followed by Fearn and Hammann.  Hammann was looking to take fourth from Fearn on lap-18 but Fearn was able to fend off Hammann’s challenge.  Cormier couldn’t get close enough to Lavoie as Lavoie took down his second win of the 2022 season.  Patnode finished third with Fearn and Hammann rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, Tyler Trott took the lead at the green flag with Jason Finkbein taking second.  Travis Downey moved into third with Nickolas Hovey in fourth and last week’s winner Bert Ouellette in fifth.  Hovey slid back several spots on lap-2 as Ouellette moved into fourth and Travis Hydar took fifth while Hovey fell back to seventh place behind Adrien Paradis, III. 

Finkbein took over the lead on lap-4 with Downey taking second and Ouellette third as Trott slid back to outside of the top-5.  Ouellette brought the caution flag out with 5 laps complete as he got into the turn 1 wall.

Downey nearly took the lead from Finkbein on the restart but he settled back into second place behind Finkbein.  Paradis was up to third, followed by Trott in fourth and the side by side duo of Jason Lafayette and Nickolas Hovey for fifth.  Hovey and Brandon Warren came together with Warren nearly climbing the wall and Hovey spinning around on the backstretch to bring the caution flag back out with 8 laps complete.

Downey was able to stay with Finkbein on the restart and Downey took the lead as they completed lap-9.  Paradis was third with Lafayette fourth and David Macha, Sr. took fifth.  Trott’s car got out of shape but he was able to gather it up and he fell back to seventh place, just behind Pat Grady.  Debris on the frontstretch brought the caution flag back out with 13 laps complete.

Lafayette briefly went 3-wide with Downey and Finkbein for the lead before slotting back into third behind the two leaders.  Lafayette spun in turn 2 on lap-14 as did Bobby Stirk, III, but both cars were able to get moving and the race stayed green.  Paradis was third behind Downey and Finkbein with Trott in fourth and David Macha, Sr. still in fifth.  Downey led the field the checkered flag to pick up his second win of the 2022 season.  Ouellette and Macha, Sr. made contact with each other coming to the checkered flag with Macha’s car flipping over on its roof just short of the start/finish line.  Finkbein finished second with Paradis, Trott, and Hydar rounding out the top-5.

For more information contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at (860) 684-2783, or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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NAPA AUTO PARTS SK 5K (80)

1) Marcello Rufrano, North Haven

2) Todd Owen, Somers

3) Keith Rocco, Berlin

4) Tyler Hines, North Haven

5) David Arute, Stafford Springs

6) Anthony Bello, Newtown

7) Jon Puleo, Branford

8) Andrew Molleur, Shelton

9) Ronnie Williams, Tolland

10) Michael Gervais, Jr., Wolcott

11) Cory DiMatteo, Farmington

12) Anthony Flannery, East Hampton

13) Bryan Narducci, Colchester

14) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

15) Michael Christopher, Jr., Wolcott

16) Joey Ternullo, Jr., Middletown

17) Curt Brainard, Canton

18) R.J. Marcotte, Millville, MA

19) Nick Halkowicz, Shelton

20) Tyler Jones, New Milford

21) Chris Jones, New Milford

22) Matt Vassar, Berlin

23) Joey Mucciacciaro, Wolcott

24) Noah Korner, Avon

25) Troy Talman, Oxford, MA

26) Dan Wesson, Monson, MA

27) Mikey Flynn, Hampden, MA

28) Ryan Flores, Huntersville, NC

29) Stephen Kopcik, Newtown

LATE MODEL (30)

1) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

2) Adam Gray, Granby, MA

3) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington

4) Darrell Keane, Enfield

5) Wayne Coury, Jr., Fairfield

6) Michael Bennett, Willington

7) Andrew Molleur, Shelton

8) Michael Wray, Durham

9) Paul Arute, Northbridge, MA

10) Andrew Durand, Chicopee, MA

11) Adon Burrell, Barkhamsted

12) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin

13) John Blake, North Haven

SK LIGHT MODIFIED (20)

1) Tyler Alkas, Berlin

2) Chris Matthews, Stafford

3) George Bessette, Jr., Danbury

4) Frank L’Etoile, Jr., Wethersfield

5) Derek Debbis, Oakdale

6) Tyler Chapman, Ellington

7) Alexander Pearl, Salem

8) Bob Charland, Stafford

9) Amanda West, Colchester

10) Meghan Fuller, Auburn, MA

11) Tyler Barry, Griswold

12) Jason Chapman, Ellington

13) Nick Anglace, Seymour

14) Brandon Michael, Granville, MA

15) Cassandra Cole, Westbrook

16) Joey Ferrigno, East Hartford

17) Ron Midford, Jr., Ellington

18) Casey Vogt, Windsor Locks

19) Norm Sears, Coventry

20) Charles McDougall, Wallingford

21) Brett Casey, Meriden

22) Glenn Bartkowski, Manchester

23) Chris Bagnall, Norfolk

24) Anthony Forino, Waterbury

25) Brandon Hunt, Windsor

26) Hailey Desaulniers, Windham

LIMITED LATE MODEL (20)

1) Jeremy Lavoie, Windsor Locks

2) Kevin Cormier, Agawam, MA

3) Gary Patnode, New Hartford

4) Alexandra Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

5) Rich Hammann, Tolland

6) Ari Jencik, Canton

7) Jay Clement, Wethersfield

8) Matt Clement, Wethersfield

9) Damian Palardy, Willington

10) John Orsini, Morris

11) Dana Wray, Durham

12) Matt Scappini, Litchfield

13) Devon Jencik, Canton

14) Trinity Provost, Holland, MA

STREET STOCK (20)

1) Travis Downey, Barkhamsted

2) Jason Finkbein, Manchester

3) Adrien Paradis, III, Plainville

4) Tyler Trott, East Hartford

5) Travis Hydar, Woodbury

6) Patrick Grady, Berlin

7) Nickolas Hovey, Chaplin

8) Marvin Minkler, Stamford

9) Bill Cote, Belchertown, MA

10) Chris Danielczuk, Goshen

11) David Macha, Jr., Columbia

12) Bobby Stirk, III, Naugatuck

13) Jason Lafayette, Somers

14) Rob Sears, Stafford Springs

15) Bert Ouellette, Ellington

16) David Macha, Sr., Columbia

17) Cameron Varricchio, Berlin

18) Samantha Dell, Harrisville, RI

19) Cindy Stirk, Naugatuck

20) Sam Calvo, East Berlin

21) Brandon Warren, Chicopee, MA

BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY FEATURES MODIFIED AND SPORTSMAN DOUBLE-HEADER, GIVEAWAYS, $5.00 T-SHIRTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. – This Saturday night Grandview Speedway will present another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series program as part of the 60th season anniversary celebration.

The race program this Saturday, August 6 will feature a double-header with the T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman participating in qualifying events leading to the 30-lap T.P. Trailer Modified feature and the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman main event, all getting started at 7:30 pm.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. and warm-ups will be starting at 6:30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $18, while children ages 11 and under are admitted free of charge.

The night of racing will be known as Do It in the Dirt Night featuring Bob Hilbert Sportswear as the race night sponsor celebrating the very first tee shirt that Bob Hilbert made and sold at the speedway, he first sold tee shirts at, Grandview Speedway.

It all started with a one-color tee shirt called “Do It in the Dirt” at Grandview Speedway 50 years ago. That was the start of what we now know as Bob Hilbert Sportswear. Growing up as a race fan, Bob started to letter his friend’s race cars and then decided to print tee shirts. It was well before there was an industry of tee shirt printers.

Come out and celebrate with Bob and Anne and the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Team, they would love to see all of you wear your oldest or most favorite Bob Hilbert Tee shirt!

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Team will be there with fan giveaways that evening along with selling the brand new 50th anniversary edition of the Do It in the Dirt tee shirt.

They are rolling back the prices and selling this limited-edition tee for JUST $5.00 EACH!

Bob Hilbert Sportswear has products available to the performance and race industry along with apparel for schools, fundraising, commercial and corporations.

For more info about Bob Hilbert Sportswear and how they can go to work for you, visit them online at www.bobhilbert.com or you can shop the online store at www.bobhilbertshop.com for the latest products they have in stock!

Prior to the racing action on Saturday there will be the weekly Meet and Greet. This week’s drivers include Modified driver Mark Kratz and Sportsman driver Hunter Iatalese. The Meet and Greet is held in the main gate area starting at 5 pm. and is a great time for fans to meet the drivers up close and collect some autographs.

Friday, August 5 will see the Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage Cars in action with another double-header program starting at 7 pm., with Adult Grandstand admission set at $10 for the Friday night program.

The action continues to be hot as the weather every Saturday night, and the T.P. Trailer Modified drivers will be out in full force again this week. Jeff Strunk raced to his first win of the year last Saturday, after a great battle with one-time winner Jared Umbenhauer and a late charge from three-time winner Brett Kressley. Five-time feature winner and point leader Craig Von Dohren saw his point lead shrink just a little bit last week, but still holds down the top spot. Doug Manmiller has a feature win this season and will also be looking to add to his totals as well as other top point drivers like Duane Howard, Tim Buckwalter, Cory Merkel, Kevin Hirthler, Ryan Grim and nearly three dozen drivers on Saturday night.

The T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman have been super competitive, sharing the wealth all season long with nine different feature winners in Jordan Henn, Parker Guldin, Lex Shive, Cody Manmiller, Dylan Hoch, Kenny Bock, Decker Swinehart, and Keith Broightbill in the Firecracker 40.

Brian Hirthler has been the only repeat winner so far, and after last week’s back to back wins, has now recorded four on the season and added to his point lead looking for a third point title. With the strong competition all year other top point drivers out to break his win streak include Dylan Hoch, Kyle Smith, Jimmy Leiby, Mike Schneck Jr., Dakota Kohler, Cole Stangle, and Jesse Hirthler.

One of the most looked forward to race events of the season, the Forrest Rogers Memorial, is just around the corner on Saturday, August 13 starting at 7:30 pm. The 52nd annual running of the race to honor the builder of Grandview Speedway will again be run over the distance of 50-laps and pay the T.P. Trailer Modified winner a handsome $10,000 pay envelope for his efforts.

Since the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting exciting wheel to wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday Night starting in April and running through September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Information is always available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook, or by telephone at 610.754.7688.

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Friday, August 5 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm

Saturday, August 6 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 13 – 52nd annual FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL 50 Laps for T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 20 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman (Rain date for Forrest Rogers Memorial) – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 27 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7:30 pm.