TOMMY CLOCE CROWNED AS THE 2009 JOE GIBBS DRIVEN RACING OIL ASA MEMBER TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPION
By: Kevin Ramsell
Tommy Cloce / 2009 ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Oil National Champion
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, October 02, 2009) It was a dream that father and son have always shared together and now their dream has become a reality as Tommy Cloce, the 2009 track champion from Adirondack Speedway in New Bremen, NY, was named the 2009 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Champion. Cloce got the news in a phone call from ASA President Dennis Huth this morning.
“Well, this is great!!! I really appreciate it,” Cloce said after Huth told him. “This is the biggest honor I have ever had in my racing career and to win the ASA Member Track National Championship, this is some great news.”
Cloce won the championship with a point average of 5.0893 with Clint LaFont of Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, TX a close second with a 5.0300. Jeremy Miller of Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI was third with a 4.8738 with Jeff Mathews of East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL fourth with a 4.8568. Ralph Adams of Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu City, AZ rounded out the top-five with a 4.4260.
As part of the championship, the Canton, NY driver will get a tryout with Joe Gibbs Racing later this year. It’s an opportunity that he is looking forward to because his father, Ed Cloce owns a Toyota dealership in Potsdam, NY where Tommy also serves as the General Manager. “That is really huge, they are a world class organization with world class drivers and to go and shake down one of their cars and make a few laps is quite an honor and to do it through ASA,” Cloce said. But he is also looking forward to more than just driving one of their cars, “Just to see their operation is probably bigger to me than just the test session. To see their work ethic, getting an opportunity to meet JD Gibbs and hopefully Joe Gibbs, who is one person on my top-ten list of people I would like to meet, would mean more to me. I am looking forward to this experience.”
The dream of winning any National Championship has been in the Cloce family for a long time as his father Ed was a competitor and is Tommy’s car owner. He has been involved in racing since the 1950’s and was one of the original owners when the NASCAR Modified Series was formed.
Prior to the announcement, Ed Cloce felt very confident that his son won the 2009 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track Championship, “Whoever wins this championship has earned it,” Ed Cloce said. “If anyone has a better record than what Tommy had this season, then God bless them because they earned the title.”
He has been keeping a close eye on the points all season long and he felt that Tommy had a season that many other drivers would dream to have, “We competed in 18 races this season and we won 12 of those, finished second three times, finished third twice and one time we were involved in a wreck, fixed the car and he still finished fourth,” Ed Cloce exclaimed. “And in just about every event, we started last except for the Renegade 100 where he was the fast qualifier, started on the pole and led all 100 laps.”
“I really want to thank my dad for all of his support,” Tommy said. “Throughout his racing career, a National Championship has eluded him and now he we have accomplished that goal.”
Tommy said that winning this championship could not have been accomplished without the help of his crew, especially his crew chief Doug Levine, “He has done an awesome job by giving me a great car every week and had no mechanical breakdowns,” Tommy said. “On the night we finished fourth, at the start of the 50-lap feature, two guys tangled in front of me and took out my front end. My guys did a wonderful job to get us back out. At the end of the night, we all looked at each other and thought that maybe it was meant to be and this could be our year to win the ASA Member Track National Championship.”
Cloce, who finished third overall last year and won the East Region last year, really didn’t plan on coming into the 2009 season with the National Championship on his mind, “About mid-season we realized that we had a shot at it, we weren’t planning on going for the championship, it all just kind of happened.”
“We are very excited to have Tommy Cloce as our second Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track Champion,” Dennis Huth, ASA President said. “I have known his father for a long time and I know how much this championship means to Tommy and him. Tommy will be a great representative of the American Speed Association Member Tracks for the next year. We congratulate him on his dream season.”
Cloce now joins Cary Stapp, the 2008 National Champion from Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, TX as the only two Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Champions.
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CLOCE DOMINATES RENEGADE NATIONALS
New Bremen, NY…Tommy Cloce put an exclamation point on his championship season by dominating the Renegade Nationals at Adirondack International Speedway. Driving the TJ Toyota Late Model, Cloce won eleven features in seventeen starts this year at AIS. All seventeen finishes were in the top five. Adding to his season’s accomplishments, Cloce won the Late Model event at the Race of Champions and leads the American Speed Association championship point chase over 526 other national competitors.
Time trials found Cloce setting fast time of 16.04 seconds, just .02 seconds faster than four time track champion John Papin. Chris Ross, Brandon Kidd, Todd Hoddick and Bob Weber were next in line in the heads-up start. Two thirds of the field timed in the sixteen second bracket.
On a day that started with bright sunshine, clouds moved in as race time approached. The temperature dropped, but the racers supplied the heat. Cloce jumped from the pole position to claim a lead that he never relinquished. The top three ran in formation as the scrambles were on further back in the top ten positions. Papin said, “We got this car about a week ago. We spent an intense week doing what we usually did over a winter to prepare for this race.” Sitting out the season, Papin was happy to have teamed up with the Clarence Henry Coach Company. “Those folks are great. Without them, I wouldn’t have had a chance here this year.” Papin seemed content to follow Cloce for the first half of the race, holding Chris Ross at bay. The strongest battles were for the next two spots. In total, Brandon Kidd, Todd Hoddick, and Bob Weber all held top five slots during the hundred lap test. Very few minor cautions slowed the event, with all but two laps run under green flag conditions. Cautions didn’t count in the second half of the event. The race was completed in 47 minutes, including the half-way break. In victory lane for his interview, Tommy Cloce thanked his team and the fans for supporting Late Model racing at Adirondack. “I would have preferred if we ran straight through without the break. That adds some more strategy into the race.”
A half way break in the action saw the cars heading to the pit area for any necessary adjustments. They were not allowed to change tires. After a ten minute break, the racers returned to the speedway. Fourteen drivers were still in the hunt, ten of them on the lead lap. The trio of AIS feature winners and champions of Tommy Cloce, John Papin, and Chris Ross would battle right to the checkers. Teenager Brandon Kidd would win the battle over Todd Hoddick, Andre Roggie, Levi Arthur, Bob Weber and Rookie David Beyer and Bob Weber, and Carl Guilefuss for top ten finishes. Fifteen of the eighteen starters finished the event. The top nine finishers were in the lead lap.
Mike Ramos topped off another great season in the Super Stock division by adding yet another 2009 season victory to his total. Fourteen racers put on a very quick twenty lap feature in the non-points event. Pressuring the “Wild Man”, Tommy Markham kept his Ford in the hunt, never letting Ramos get a large lead. “Angry” Dave Arbes brought cheers from about forty of his Rome friends with a fine third place run. Dennis Petrus and Scott Dinzler had solid top five finishes.
The Light Trucks and Ladies Light Trucks combined forces and ran together for their twenty lap test. Brittney Schroy earned the Ladies Truck victory over Jenn VanTassel, Jen Burnash, and Ashley Wendell. “Ray-Ray” Richer won his first ever feature win. "I guess you could say that I'm very happy," Richer added. "The best part of it is that Marty and Lori Gilmore from AMSOIL is here to see this!" Good runs by Don Worthington and Zach Strough added to the race. Driving one of the faster trucks on hand, Travis “Tedwards” Edwards had mechanical issues and finished off the pace.
RESULTS RENEGADE NATIONALS
LATE MODELS (Money won) TOMMY CLOCE ($2,250), John Papin ($1,400), Chris Ross ($1,100), Brandon Kidd ($900). Todd Hoddick ($700), Andre Roggie ($850), Levi Arthur ($500), Bob Weber ($425), David Beyer ($400), Carl Guilefuss ($375), Greg Roes ($350), Chola Shay ($335), Dylan Bancroft ($325), Mark Scoville ($320), Jim Southard ($315), Brandon Sweet ($310), Chris Typhair ($305), Billy Coyle ($300).
Tommy Cloce $250 Lap 50 Leader Award from Clarence Henry Coach
John Papin $100 2nd Place Lap 50 Award from William Brown & Sons Plumbing and Heating
Andre Roggie $250 Hard Charger Award from Wolfs Body
(Combined race) 20 Laps
Ladies Light Trucks BRITTNEY SCHROY, Jenn VanTassel, Jen Burnash, Ashley Wendell. Men’s Light Trucks RAY RICHER, Don Worthington, Zach Strough, Travis Edwards.
SUPER STOCKS MIKE RAMOS, Tommy Markham, Dave Arbes ($50 bonus from MARS Services), Dennis Petrus, Scott Dinzler, Ben VanTassle, Randy Widrick, Justin Moser, Rick Marshall, Jason Dinzler, Todd Rhodes, John VanTassel, Chuck Snyder, Randy Brunell (Finished third, but DQ tires).
Quick Results - Renegade 100
TOMMY CLOCE, John Papin, Chris Ross, Brandon Kidd, Todd Hoddick, Andre Roggie, Levi Arthur, Bob Weber, David Beyer, Carl Guilefuss, Greg Roes, Chole Shay, Dylan Bancroft, Mark Scoville, Jim Southard, Brandon Sweet, Chris Typhair, Bill Coyle. 98 Green flag laps out of a possible 100.
MIKE RAMOS, Tom Markham, Dave Arbes, Gunner Petrus, Scott Dinzler, Ben VanTassel, Randy Widrick, Scott Moshier, Jason Dinzler, Todd Rhodes, John VanTassel, Chuck Snyder, Randy Brunell (DQ).
RAY RICHER, Don Worthington, Zach Strough, Travis Edwards
Ladies Light Trucks
BRITTNEY SCHROY, Jen VanTassel, Jen Burnash, Ashley Wendell
DAVE ARBES EARNS SUPER STOCK LAURELS AT AIS
New Bremen, NY…”Angry Dave” Arbes had a broad smile as his picked up his first feature of the season at Adirondack Speedway last Saturday night. Greg Roes (Light Trucks), Tim Ingersoll (Sport Compacts), Tom Barrett (Allison Legacy North Series), and Brittney Schroy (Ladies Light Trucks) also earned their way into victory circle on a cold September evening on the Tug Hill.
Dave Arbes, winner of many main events at AIS, finally broke into the 2009 victory lane on the last point race of the season. “The guys here are so fast,” said Arbes. “We had our share of top five finishes, but this win is sweet for the guys that help out.” In his first ten races this season, Arbes earned nine top ten finishes. The feature results were not kind to the heat winners, J.R. Mooney and Mike Ramos. Both of those hard chargers suffered problems and finished outside of the top ten spots. Scott Dinzler, Tommy Markham, Ben VanTassel, and Randy Widrick earned top five finishes.
Making their third visit of the season, the Allison Legacy North Series showcased young Tom Barrett’s dominating performance. While Barrett commanded the entire feature, the real fight was among Paul Tuthill, Emily Packard, Kyle Poodiack, and Mike Vasquez for spots in the top five. Packard had made great improvements in her driving since the early season to the New Bremen oval and she earned her first AIS podium finish. Although an Ohio driver made the long tow, the remainder of the competitors came from of New England.
Tim Ingersoll gave no quarter to the field as he earned yet another feature victory in the Sport Compact feature. Tim Dunn picked up the track championship with his second place finish. Dunn battled with Nate Plantz and Scott Shafer for position. With just a pair of laps remaining in the event, Dunn took second place honors. Dan Swen fell out of the event in the early going and was credited with a top five placement.
Sixteen Light Trucks survived the heat races and had a wing-ding battle for the entire twenty lap distance. Ray Richer led the first lap with a smile on his face. Starting deep into the top ten spots, Roes took his truck to the top of the track and blasted his way into the lead by the end of the second lap. All sixteen starters finished the event with all but two trucks on the lead lap. Roes said, “I have to thank the crew for all of their hard work. I drive truck from Monday to Friday, and they do all of the work for me. Randy Mooney came over and helped the crew set up the truck for this last point race. The truck handled better than ever tonight.” Roes had few challenges to his lead and picked up the victory. Joe Bourgeois earned second spot, with Dan Bellinger, John Sullivan, Jr., and Dave Keefer earning top five finishes. There are issues still to be resolved from the tech area as this release is written, so the finish is “pending”.
The Ladies Light Trucks presented a starting field of nine for their feature. Brittney Schroy picked up another win in this growing class. Schroy said, “This was fun, but I want to move up next year and drive against the men, too.” Brittney showed she is ready for that next challenge. All trucks finished the event, with only a single entry down one lap. Ellen Sullivan, Jen VanTassel, Amber Jantzi, and Nicole Rombough battled fiercely into the top five spots.
A showcase event, the “Renegade 100” Invitational for Late Models will complete the oval track season at Adirondack Speedway. The Super Stocks, Light Trucks, and Ladies Light Trucks will be the support divisions for ASA Late Model division season ending event. The track’s top ten drivers and selected champions from Western New York and Pennsylvania will meet for an old fashioned show-down this Saturday afternoon. Sunday is set for the rain date. Please check the speedway ad elsewhere in this paper, or see www. AISpeedway.com, or call (315) 346-7223 for info. The modern campgrounds will be open for this event presented by D & D Power Sports. A host of local businesses are on board with support for this event. With their support, the general admission for this special event is just $15.
SUPER STOCKS: “ANGRY DAVE” ARBES, Scott Dinzler, Tom Markham, Ben VanTassel, Randy Widrick, Steve Burton, Rick Marshall, Justin Moser, John VanTassel, Jason Dinsler, J.R. Mooney, Mike Ramos, Bob Newman, Dennis “Gunner” Petrus.
Heats to J.R. Mooney and Mike Ramos
ALLISON LEGACY NORTH SERIES: TOM BARRETT, Paul Tuthill, Emily Packard, Kyle Poodiack, Mike Vasquez, Melissa Fifield, James Logan, Peter Portante.
Qualifier to Tom Barrett
SPORT COMPACTS: TIM INGERSOLL, Tim Dunn, Nate Plantz, Scott Shafer, Dan Swen. Qualifier to Tim Ingersoll
Light Trucks: GREG ROES, Joe Bourgouis, Dan Bellinger, John Sullivan, Jr., Dave Keefer, Travis Edwards, Ray Richer, Matt Larivee, Levi Kirkbride, Ken Kirkbride, Zach Strough, Jim Wood, Derrick Smith, Don Worthington, David Black, Kyle Dinzler.
Heats to Greg Roes and John Sullivan, Jr.
Ladies Light Trucks: BRITTNEY SCHROY, Ellen Sullivan, Jen VanTassel, Amber Jantzi, Nicole Rombough, Ashley Wendell, Carla Keefer, Jackie Chapman, Jenn Burnash
Qualifier to Brittney Schroy
CLOCE DOMINATES RACE, EARNS SECOND ASA TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Beaver Falls, NY…Canton’s Tommy Cloce continued his winning ways at Adirondack International Speedway last Saturday night. Hi-Lite Markings was the night’s sponsor. Support division victors were Mike Ramos (Super Stocks), Joe Bourgeois (Light Trucks), Scott Shafer (Sport Compacts) and Brittney Schroy (Ladies Light Trucks).
The Hi-Lite Markings Late Model of Mark Scoville ignored the full moon and took command from the start of the fifty lap special. Scoville enjoyed a sizeable lead over the pack until the singular caution of the race flew on lap eighteen for a quick spin. The double file restart found twelfth starting Tommy Cloce taking a lead that he would hold for the remainder of the race. Scoville never fell out of the top five spots, eventually finishing fifth. From starting row five, Brandon Kidd had a good night, moving to second by lap twenty to challenge Cloce. Andre Roggie, holding second in points heading into this event, battled hard to move into the top three spots by the half way point. The trio of Tommy Cloce, Brandon Kidd and Andre Roggie would dominate the second half of the race. Positions were changing on every lap back in the pack. Jerry Dineen eventually would hold court in that pack, besting Mark Scoville, Carl Guilefuss, Dylan Bancroft, Greg Roes, Levi Arthur, and Sierra Lister. Qualifiers were won by Andre Roggie and Tommy Cloce. Locking up the track championship, Cloce thanked his family, crew, and the fans for their support. The TJ Toyota team will have to be patient as the national ASA points are tallied. The Cloce team currently holds the top spot for the ASA Member track program’s Joe Gibbs Racing Oil National Championship title.
The “Got Good Cheese” Super Stock race paid little resemblance to rapid Late Model event. As the full moon climbed into the sky, the caution flag flew as often as the green in the marathon event. Scott Dinzler led the first half of the caution strewn feature, giving way to fourteenth place starter Andre Roggie. Under green the racing was fast, hard and exciting, but the cautions spoiled the pace. With a half dozen laps to go, Justin Moser, Ben Vantassel, Darwin Keefer and Rick Mooney suffered a hard crash in turn four. Only Moser was able to return to the battle. Ramos would earn another feature event, with JR Mooney, Dave Arbes, Gunner Petrus, and Derrick Bush all earning top five finishes. Qualifiers were won by Arbes and Ramos.
The D & D Powersports Sport Compacts suffered a rare red flag in their feature. Todd Bailey’s mount spun in his own oil, catching fire as he struggled to keep the car out of the wall. With that only slowdown, the lead trio of Scott Shafer, Tim Dunn, and Nate Plantz raced for the victory. Shafer won the feature, with Dunn slipping by Plantz on the last lap. Tim Ingersoll and David Swen earned top finishes. Plantz won the qualifier.
Westward Painting Light Truck action provided the best racing of the night. Only four cautions slowed the action packed event. Derrick Smith displayed great strength as he jumped out to the early lead. Travis Edwards enjoyed a great run, taking command on a lap three restart. Edwards was flying high as he led nearly two thirds of the event. After a long battle, Joe Bourgeois slipped past Edwards and ran to the checkers. Edwards held on for second over Dan Bellinger, Zach Arthur, and John Sullivan, Jr. Qualifiers were earned by Bourgeois and Bellinger.
The Ladies Light Trucks had a smooth and competitive feature event. Jackie Chapman, Jen Vantassel, Nicole Rombough and Ellen Sullivan battled hard at the front of the pack. Ellen Sullivan raced hard and moved to the point about half way through the race. Jenn Vantassel dove hard into the fourth turn, briefly taking the lead from Sullivan on lap twelve. Sullivan survived that challenge only to fall to the hard charging Brittney Schroy with three laps to go. Schroy would earn the victory over Sullivan, Vantassel, qualifying event winner Nicole Rombough and Jackie Chapman. Returning with a repaired truck, Ashley Wendell seemed up to speed for her first race back in two weeks.
Oval track action takes a week’s vacation Saturday as another popular “Smash and Crash” demolition derby, a professional motorcycle thrill show, music and other fun events will be held in the afternoon hours. The “Roundy rounders” return on the following Saturday, September 19th, in a battle of the support divisions.
On September 26th, the first annual “Renegade 100 Invitational” presented by D & D Powersports will close out the Adirondack Speedway schedule for 2009. This event is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm as the temperature tends to drop in the Tug Hill’s late September evenings. Invitations have gone out to the top Late Model drivers in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio for this $2,000 to win, $300 to start “Renegade 100 Invitational” title event. See next week’s paper for confirmed entries in this community business sponsored event. Camping is available for this race at $10 per night. Camp grounds will open Friday afternoon. Friday night, the track will be open for practice. The grandstands will be free for this test and tune session.
For and questions or information, please visit our web site at www.AISpeedway.com. You may call the speedway office during business hours at (315) 346-7223 (Race).
Hi-Lite Marking Night Race Results
Lyndaker Excavation and Trucking ASA Late Models: TOMMY CLOCE, Brandon Kidd, Andre Roggie, Jerry Dineen, Mark Scoville, Carl Guilefuss, Dylan Bancroft, Greg roes, Levi Arthur, Sierra Lister, Jim Southard, David Beyer, Josh Lloyd, Terry Ingersoll. Qualifiers to Roggie and Cloce
GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks: MIKE RAMOS, JR Mooney, Dave Arbes, Gunner Petrus, Derrick Bush, Steve Burton, Randy Widrick, Tom Markham, John Vantassel, Scott Dinzler, Ben Vantassel, Rick Marshall, Justin Moser, Darwin Keefer, Rick Mooney, Todd Rhodes, Jason Dinzler, Rick Zeigler (DNS). Qualifiers to Arbes and Ramos
D & D Sport Compacts: SCOTT SHAFER, Tim Dunn, Nate Plantz, Tim Ingersoll, David Swen, Todd Bailey. Qualifier to Nate Plantz
Westward Painting Light Trucks: JOE BURGEOIS, Travis Edwards, Dan Bellinger, Zach Arthur, John Sullivan, Jr., Matt Larrivee, Derrick Smith, Greg Roes, Ray Richer, Zack Strough, Damien Rombough, Don Worthington, Jimmy Wood, Jon Vantassel. Qualifiers to Bourgeois and Bellinger
Ladies Light Trucks: BRITTNEY SCHROY, Ellen Sullivan, Jen Vantassel, Nicky Rombough, Jackie Chapman, Carla Keefer, #23 (unknown), Ashley Wendell. Qualifier to Nicole Rombough
RAIN STOPS ADIRONDACK
The weatherman again teased the racers and fans at Adirondack International Speedway. After a hard downpour at 4:00 p.m., the track was dried and warm-up laps were completed. At race time and right on queue, the rain began anew and the races were postponed. Next Saturday is the final night of track points for the ASA Late Models. Tommy Cloce is the leader, and only a disastrous night would keep him from repeating as track champion. The Canton, NY driver leads in the Eastern Regional and Joe Gibbs Racing Oil National Titles for the American Speed Association. Twenty eight drivers have earned points in this division. This Saturday, twin 25 lap features for the ASA Late Models will decide the track championship. Sport Compacts, Super Stocks, Light Trucks and Ladies Light Trucks will join the action as September arrives.
Tommy Cloce and Brandon Kidd Share ASA Late Model Checkers at AIS
New Bremen, NY...As the season winds down, Tommy Cloce has a solid lead in his quest for a second track title at Adirondack International Speedway. The featured ASA Late Model Twin 25’s were hard fought events that ran off with few cautions. When the speedy dry settled, Tommy Cloce and Brandon Kidd shared victory laurels. The forecasted showers stayed away long enough to complete all events. Support division winners include Scott Shafer (Sport Compacts), Jason Dinsler (Super Stocks), Joe Bourgeois (Light Trucks), and Carla Keefer (Ladies Light Trucks).
Late Model feature number one showcased three leaders and four lead changes. Dylan Bancroft jumped to an early lead. Mark Scoville, setting a torrid pace, took his Hi-Lite Markings Monte Carlo to the front, leading until lap ten. Racing in a hard driving pack, Bancroft retook the lead for a lap before Tommy Cloce slipped outside the battling duo. Cloce commanded the rest of the quick race. A common theme of the night was steady charges by Andre Roggie. Roggie would race by the battle between Scoville and Bancroft to earn second spot. After Scoville and Bancroft, Sierra Lister drove a smooth race to bring home another top-five finish for the West Edmeston, NY teen. After a quick pit stop to fix a radio issue, Brandon Kidd had to fight his way back through the field to eventually finish in seventh, just a car length behind David Beyer. Carl Guilefuss, Greg Roes, and Jim Southard earned top ten finishes. Jerry Dineen’s Ford fell to mechanical woes early in the first feature. Dineen picked up a ride in the Terry Ingersol racer to compete in the second event. Terry Ingersol made his first Late Model start. Sport Compact competitor Nate Plantz piloted a Tommy Cloce back-up machine.
Feature number two had many of the same competitors fighting for the front of the pack. Mark Scoville led from the green flag with Dylan Bancroft battling for control. Brandon Kidd took no prisoners, steering his Lee Gill prepared Monte Carlo by the dueling pair and into the lead. Kidd claimed a half track advantage over the field. Repeating his earlier finish, Andre Roggie claimed second over Tommy Cloce, Mark Scoville, and a hard charging Dylan Bancroft. Late Model Qualifiers went to Kidd and Scoville.
With no caution flags to slow his pace, Scott Shafer earned his first Sport Compact victory of the season. Point leader Tim Dunn shadowed Shafer, waiting for a slip that never came. Qualifying race winner Nate Plantz had his own battle with Tim Ingersol for third. Tom Dubach rode home fifth ahead of Dan Swem. The caution free event took five minutes to complete.
The Super Stocks had a major crash on the first lap of their feature. With the field racing in a tight pack, a simple spin saw the field scrambling for safety. After the clean-up, Todd Rhodes had some fun leading the feature. Dennis “Gunner” Petrus led for five laps before Mike Ramos raced to the front. Trading the lead with J.R. Mooney, Ramos looked to be on his way to another victory. At the half way marker, Mooney and Ramos tangled, putting both hard chargers to the rear of the field. Jason Dinzler took command and was first to see the checkers. Even a late caution with two laps to go would not slow the determined Dinzler from the winner’s circle. Gunner Petrus, Dave Arbes, Randy Widrick and Steve Burton all earned top five paychecks. Qualifying events went to J.R. Mooney, Randy Brunnell, and Rick Ziegler. In the post race inspection, a technical issue arose with Dinzler’s machine. Results are pending at press time.
The Light Truck division had a calm race, as far as three and four wide racing can be on a half mile asphalt oval. Derrick Smith and Matt Larivee traded the lead for the first half of the race before Joe Bourgouis powered into the lead. At the checkers, the lead pack of five traded paint and trucks scattered. Bourgouis earned another win, with Greg Roes, Matt Larivee, Travis Edwards and early leader Derrick Smith finishing in close formation. Matt Larivee took a wild ride, nearly turning over in a wild slide in front of the pack. Sliding backwards across the line, Matt was credited with a third place finish and a heavily damaged truck. Qualifying events went to Bourgouis and Roes.
The Ladies Light Trucks put on one of the best races of the night, with the top five spots changing right to the last lap. With the white flag waiving, Brittany Schroy slipped by Amber Jantzi machine to earn another feature victory. Amber led most of the fifteen lap event. Jenn Vantassel finished third ahead of multiple feature winner Ellen Sullivan and Carla Keefer. Point leader Nichole Rombough struggled with an ailing truck, yet finished sixth on the lead lap. Carla Keefer won the qualifying event. Ashley Wendell suffered a hard crash in last week’s action. She was seen in the pits with her family, favoring her bruised leg. She vows to be back in action soon.
Representatives from Hi-Lite Markings, sponsor of the Monte Carlo Late Model of Mark Scoville, will enjoy the comforts of the VIP house for the final August show of the season. The Super Stocks will run twin fifteen lap features, with the Late Models, Light Trucks, Sport Compacts, Light Trucks and Ladies Light Trucks all in action. For further information, see our web site at www.AISpeedway.com, or phone (315) 346-7223 (RACE).
Adirondack International Speedway Race Results for 8/22/09 ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICAL PENDING REVIEW
HEAT WINNERS: Lyndaker Excavating and Trucking ASA Late Models: Heat #1: Brandon Kidd, Andre Roggie, Greg Roes, Jerry Dineen, Jim Southard, Nate Plantz. Heat #2: Mark Scoville, Tommy Cloce, Carl Guilefuss, Dylan Bancroft, Sierra Lister, Cooter Beyer, Chris Typhair. D&D Power Sports Sport Compacts heat: Nate Plantz, Tim Dunn, Scott Shafer, Tim Ingersoll, Tom Dubach, Daniel Swem. Westward Painting Company Men’s Light Trucks: Heat #1: Joe Bourgeois, John Sullivan Jr., Dave Keefer, Travis Edwards, Dan Bellinger, Derek Smith, Zach Strough, Sam Yancey, Al Barbarito. Heat #2: Greg Roes, Greg Mayer, Matt Larrivee, Levi Kirkbride, Ken Kirkbride, Uriah Kirkbride, Ray Richer. GotGoodCheese.com Street Stocks: Heat #1: JR Mooney, Joe Miller, Ben VanTassel, Rick Marshall, Rick Mooney, Darwin Keefer, Dave Arbes, Derek Bush. Heat #2: Randy Brunelle, Mike Ramos, Scott Dinzler, Dennis Petrus, Steve Burton, Jason Dinzler, Justin Moser, John VanTassel. Heat #3:
Rick Zeigler, Tommy Markham, Randy Widrick, Todd Rhodes, Josh Dunn, Chuck Snyder, Brian Hardy. Westward Paint Company Ladies Light Trucks heat winner: Carla Keefer, Nichole Rombough, Jenn VanTassel, Ellen Sullivan, Amber Jantzi, Brittnay Schroy.
L.E.T. ASA Late Models Twin 25’s Race 1: Tommy Cloce, Andre Roggie, Mark Scoville, Dylan Bancroft, Sierra Lister, Cooter Beyer, Brandon Kidd, Carl Guilefuss, Greg Roes, Jim Southard, Josh Lloyd, Nate Plantz, Terry Ingersoll, Jerry Dineen. Lap leaders: 1-11 Dylan Bancroft; 12-25 Tommy Cloce. Race 2: Brandon Kidd, Andre Roggie, Tommy Cloce, Mark Scoville, Dylan Bancroft, Cooter Beyer, Carl Guilefuss, Greg Roes, Josh Lloyd, Sierra Lister, Jim Southard, Jerry Dineen, Nate Plantz. Lap leaders: 1-12: Mark Scoville; 13-25 Brandon Kidd.
D&D Power Sports Sport Compacts: Scott Shafer, Tim Dunn, Nate Plantz, Tim Ingersoll, Tom Dubach, Daniel Swem. Lap leader: 1-20 Scott Shafer.
Westward Painting Company Men’s Light Trucks: Joe Bourgeois, Greg Roes, Matt Larrivee, Travis Edwards, Derek Smith, Dave Keefer, John Sullivan Jr., Uriah Kirkbride, Ray Richer, Zach Strough, Sam Yancey, Al Barbarito, Levi Kirkbride, Dan Bellinger, Greg Mayer, Ken Kirkbride, Lewis Higby. Lap leaders: 1-5: Derek Smith; 6-11: Matt Larrivee; 12-20: Joe Bourgeois.
Westward Painting Company Ladies Light Trucks: Brittnay Schroy, Amber Jantzi, Jenn VanTassel, Ellen Sullivan, Carla Keefer, Nichole Rombough, Jackie Chapman. Lap leaders: 1-13: Amber Jantzi; 14-15: Brittnay Schroy.
GotGoodCheese.com Street Stocks: Jason Dinzler, Dennis Petrus, Dave Arbes, Randy Widrick, Steve Burton, Todd Rhodes, Darwin Keefer, Justin Moser, JR Mooney, Rick Marshall, Mike Ramos, Joe Miller, John VanTassel, Randy Brunelle, Ben VanTassel, Rick Mooney, Chuck Snyder, Scott Dinzler, Tommy Markham. Lap leaders: 1: Todd Rhodes; 2-6: Dennis Petrus: 7-10: Mike Ramos; 11-12: JR Mooney; 13-17: Mike Ramos
Saturday at the Races (August 15th)
Mike Ramos led the list of feature winners this past Saturday at Adirondack International Speedway. Mike captured the “Got Good Cheese 500” for Super Stocks, the annual event sponsored by the area’s dairy industry. Also adding to their win totals were Joe Bourgeois (Light Trucks), Tim Ingersoll (Sport Compacts), and Ellen Sullivan (Ladies Light Trucks). This proved to be a night of spins, crashes, and oil spills that turned this sweltering evening into a frustrating experience for many drivers.
At the start of the Super Stock main event, Marvin Kiefer jumped from his outside front row position to the early lead. Ramos was on a charge, using several caution flags to move from his sixteenth to the lead by lap six. A quick spin relegated the hard charger to the rear of the field after leading but a single lap. A high flying Rick Zeigler took command of the field for a handful of laps before Randy Brunell jumped into the leader’s role. Randy, too, fell to a spin from the lead on lap twenty. Ramos had worked his way back into the top five by lap fifteen, and assumed the head of the snarling pack of Super Stocks by the lap twenty-one restart. Although Ramos would come home the winner, he was pressured to the checkers by Jason Dinzler, Dave Arbes, Tommy Markham, and Dennis “Gunner” Petris. Even with the torrid pace set by these top runners, almost half of the twenty-three starters finished on the lead lap. Qualifying event winners were J.R. Mooney, Dave Arbes, and Mike Ramos. Boonville’s Chuck Snyder put in extra hours to prepare his Snyder’s Tire racer only to be knocked out early in this event , Chuck was not alone, as Oswego’s Joe Miller, Buffalo-area driver Rob Richter and top runner J.R. Mooney were all pit side before ten laps were recorded. Darwin Kiefer took the hardest hit of the race, catching a solid hit to the door of his 1969 Mustang. Darwin was knocked out of competition with a damaged car and perhaps a case of racing rheumatism.
Tim Ingersoll made his task of capturing another win in the D&D Powersports Sport Compact division seem easy. Backing up his win from last week, Tim led every lap of the quick fifteen lap feature. Also capturing the qualifying event, Ingersoll “cleaned house” once again. Nate Plantz, Tim Dunn, Scott Shafer, and Todd Bailey completed the top five finishers. Greg Mayer did double duty tonight, running both his light truck and the Bill Matuszczak 45. Mayer and Bill Henry had their own battle in the quick feature. Pit talk has it that there is an ASA Late Model for Tim Ingersoll to test later month.
The Westward Painting Company Light Trucks brought twenty machines through the gates tonight, but this was not enough to slow Joe Bourgeois and his DeWalt Tools truck from his march to victory lane. Eric Centro took advantage of his front row starting position to lead the first half of the feature. Bourgeois took command then and raced on to victory lane. Strong challenges were made by top five finishers Matt Larrivee, Dan “Rowdy” Bellinger, Bill Aganier, and point leader Greg Roes. A strong run by Boonville’s Greg Mayer does not show in the final rundown. After climbing his way into the second position, a tangle found Mayer slipping back to sixteenth in the final rundown of the closely contested race.
In the Ladies Light Truck feature, Ellen Sullivan raced to another victory, keeping her Seelman Enterprise/Dan Covey refrigeration machine in the top five in the season’s point standings. Amber Jantzi played first challenger to Sullivan, earning a hard fought second place showing. Brittany “Critter” Schroy finished a close third with Jenn “Jay-Bird” Vantassel and Jenn Burnash earning top five finishes. The qualifying event was earned by Jenn Vantassel.
Although the Ladies Light Truck feature was an entertaining event, their qualifying event brought high drama to the speedway. Just off the first turn behind the tire barriers, two milk hauling trucks were ready for their parade laps for the “Got Good Cheese” events. Remsen’s Ashley Wendell tangled with another truck and both took a wild ride into the safety truck area. They struck the front bumper of the milk truck at speed. Ashley took a trip to Lowville Hospital for a check up. Thankfully, she was released before the races were completed and returned to the track with some bumps and a bruised leg. Ashley’s normal ride, her father’s light truck, was not ready for the evening. Fellow competitor Jim Wood offered his top ten racer to Ashley for the night’s events. There wasn’t much left of Jim’s number 13. Jim did start his feature in a borrowed truck.
The people at Adirondack Speedway are a generous group. Knowing that Jim Wood’s racer was destroyed, fans stepped forward with a collection to help Jim get back to racing. Two gentlemen in the crowd came forward. Mr. Kafline (Mafline’s Automotive Repair) donated a replacement truck so Jim Wood’s racing could continue. Mr. Cloce, Tommy’s uncle, donated the paint for Jim’s new truck.
LOWVILLE AREA DAIRY NIGHT RESULTS
SUPER STOCKS MIKE RAMOS, Jason Dinsler, Dave Arbes, Tommy Markham, Dennis “Gunner” Petris, Derek Bush, randy Widrick, Steve Burton, Rick Marshall, Brian Hardy, Kyle Weaver, John Vantassel, Ben Vantassel, Todd Rhodes, Randy Brunell, Marvin Kiefer, Rick Ziegler, Justin Mosher, J.R. Mooney, Rob Richter, Chuck Snyder, Joe Miller.
Racing continues this week with the ASA Late Models, Sport Compacts, Super Stocks, Light Trucks and Ladies Light Trucks this coming Saturday night. Further information is available on our web site www.AISPEEDWAY.com. The speedway office phone is (315) 346-RACE (7223).
Brandon Kidd and Tommy Cloce Share Late Model Gold at AIS
New Bremen, NY...Adirondack International Speedway featured twin 25 lap features for the ASA Late Model Division last Saturday evening. After Tommy Cloce and Jerry Dineen shared heat race victories, the first feature ran off quickly with only a single minor spin slowing the action. Jim Southard, Dylan Bancroft, Jerry Dineen, and Tommy Cloce all shared the leader’s role until Brandon Kidd made his presence known and led the last third of the feature. Jerry Dineen spun and headed for his pit area with just nine laps remaining. He would do much better in the second feature. Cloce earned a close second place finish, with Andre Roggie, Dylan Bancroft and rookie David “Cooter” Beyer chasing in close formation. The second feature started the same as the first, with Jim Southard jumping to an early lead. Soon Greg Roes took the lead and had his fun at the front of the field. A quick spin by first feature winner Brandon Kidd slowed his progression through the field. Tommy Cloce took advantage of the double file restart to claim the lead and rule the remainder of this feature. Jerry Dineen powered his Ford racer to second, with David Beyer, Andre Roggie and Dylan Bancroft completing the top five in feature race number two.
In Late Model notes, Tommy Cloce now has eight victories and is doing very well in the national ASA point chase. Cloce has stated that he is working hard to bring the national championship to Adirondack. Rookie contender Chris Typhair had engine woes as he was pushing water out the overflow in both features. Chris suspected a head gasket problem on his new ride. Brandon Kidd won the first feature, but a spin relegated him to the rear of the field. He drove well to earn eighth at the finish. Sierra Lister had problems in the first feature and headed pit side early in the event. She ran much better in the second event, earning another solid top ten finish. Brewerton, NY veteran Jim Southard put in a yeoman’s effort, leading laps in both features and earning a pair of top ten finishes. Going into this event, the top ten in points were Cloce, Roggie, Kidd, Guilefuss, Dineen, Southard, Roes, Lister, Josh Lloyd, and Beyer. Twenty-six Late Model drivers have earned points in the division.
The D & D Powersports Sport Compact division showed only one winner this evening as Tim Ingersol cleaned house in his division. Winning the qualifying event, Ingersol was clearly the fastest on this night as he led every lap of the feature event. Nate Plantz ran in Tim’s tire tracks, finishing a car length behind at the checkers. Plantz was fast, but Ingersol was a little faster on this night. Scott Shafer and point leader Tim Dunn had their own battle for third, with Shafer winning that test. Dan Swem backed up his recent top five finishes with another good run, earning fifth in the night’s final rundown.
The GotGoodCheese.com Super Stock division has grown to good numbers this season. Twenty machines took the green flag in the feature event. Heat winners Mike Ramos and Rome’s Dave Arbes worked their way forward to finish one-two in the hard fought twenty lap feature. Arbes had the lead early, with Ramos slipping by in the first third of the race to lead the field to the checkers. Arbes had his hands full with a fast closing J.R. Mooney, besting the point leader by a bumper at the checkers. Dennis “Gunner” Petrus ran a solid fourth with Rick Zeigler completing the top five finishers. The snarling pack raced hard with few caution periods slowing the action The Westward Painting Company Light Trucks produced another entertaining night of wild action. Well behaved for the most part, five caution periods slowed the action. A quick spin by Levi Kirkbride on the initial green flag reset the field. Dan Bellinger, second in points heading into the event, jumped to the early lead, holding the point easily until the half way point. Joe Bourgouis took his quick machine to the lead for five laps before eventual winner Greg Roes led the last few laps for his fifth victory of the year. Bourgouis held close to finish second, with championship contender Matt Larivee, John Sullivan, Jr., and Greg Mayer earning top five finishes. Qualifying events were won by Roes and Bourgouis for the eighteen trucks on hand.
The Ladies Light truck division had a calm night for a change, with few problems to slow the racing action. Brittany Schroy was quick enough to win the qualifier, but point leader Nicole Rombough easily ran to her fourth victory of the season. Schroy raced to a solid second place finish, but could not close in on the high-flying Rombough. Jenn Vantassel raced to third from the back of the starting lineup, with Amber Jantzi and Ashley Wendell completing the top five finishers.
This Saturday, Adirondack will hold the annual fan appreciation night. General admission is lowered to $8 for this night. The Super Stocks will battle for extra laps and higher purse money in the annual “Got Good Cheese 500” championship event. Paying $500 to win is just the beginning as a long list of contingency awards and lap monies are available. The ASA Late Models, Sports Compacts, Light Trucks, and Ladies Light Trucks will also share the racing schedule. See our web site, www.AISPEEDWAY.com or call (315) 346-7223 (RACE) for further information.
ASA Late Model Feature #1 BRANDON KIDD, Tommy Cloce, Andre Roggie, Dylan Bancroft, David Beyer, Carl Guilefuss, Mark Scoville, Greg Roes, Josh Lloyd, Jim Southard, Chris Typhair, Jerry Dineen, Sierra Lister.
ASA Late Model Feature #2 TOMMY CLOCE, Jerry Dineen, David Beyer, Andre Roggie, Dylan Bancroft, Josh Lloyd, Sierra Lister, Brandon Kidd, Carl Guilefuss, Jim Southard, Mark Scoville, Greg Roes, Chris Typhair.
Sport Compacts TIM INGERSOL, Nate Plantz, Scott Shafer, Tim Dunn, Dan Swem, Todd Bailey, Bill Henry.
Super Stocks MIKE RAMOS, Dave Arbes, J.R. Mooney, David Petrus, Rick Zeigler, Steve Burton, Randy Widrick, Joe Miller, Brian VanTassle, Jason Dinzler, Rick Marshall, Justin Mosher, Derek Bush, Todd Rhodes, Tom Markham, Kyle Weaver, John VanTassle, Darwin Keefer, Brian Hardy, Josh Dunn.
Light Trucks GREG ROES, Joe Bourgouis, Matt Larivee, John Sullivan, Jr., Greg Mayer, Derrick Smith, 50, Greg Wendell, Dan Bellinger, Ray Richer, Sam Yancey, Zach Strough, Levi Kirkbride, Travis Edwards, Jim Wood, Eric Centro, Dave Kiefer.
Ladies Light Trucks NICOLE ROMBOUGH, Brittany Schroy, Jen VanTassle, Amber Jantzi, Ashley Wendell, #3, Ellen Sullivan, Jackie Chapman.
NCWS East Recap: Park Drives Way Back To Victory Lane
Veteran Steve Park showed he hasn’t forgotten his way to Victory Lane, leading the final five laps Saturday evening at Adirondack International Speedway en route to the win in The Edge Hotel 150 presented by Casella Waste Systems.
It was Park’s first NASCAR Camping World Series East victory in 13 years. He won ... more at neracer.com
The Race will be Broadcasted - Aug. 13th at 3:00 pm on Speed Network.
Westward Painting Company Men's Light Trucks
1) Joe Bourgeois
2) Greg Roes
3) Dan Bellinger
4) Travis Edwards
5) Greg Mayer
6) John Sullivan Jr.
7) Matt Larrivee
8) Eric Centro Jr.
9) Levi Kirkbride
10) Gray Wendall
11) Louis Higby
12) Zach Strough
13) Jimmy Wood
14) Kevin Ward Jr.
15) Don Worthington
D&D Powersports Sport Compacts - Art Matuszczak 43 Lap
1) Jason Brigham
2) Tim Dunn
3) Scott Shafer
4) Tom Dubach
5) Al Brigham
6) Daniel Swem
7) Jesse McConnel
8) Bill Matuszczak
9) Nate Plantz
10) Tim Ingersoll
Westward Painting Company Ladies Light Trucks
1) Jenn VanTassel
2) Carla Keefer
3) Ellen Sullivan
4) Amber Jantzi
5) Jen Burnash
6) Jackie Chapman
7) Nichole Rombough
8) Ashley Wendell
9) Brittnay Schroy
GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks
1) JR Mooney
2) Mike Ramos
3) Rick Zeigler
4) Tommy Markham
5) Randy Widrick
6) Ben VanTassel
7) Jason Dinzler
8) Rick Marshall
9) Steve Burton
10) Scott Dinzler
11) Justin Moser
12) Joe Miller
13) Derek Bush
14) Dave Arbes
15) Todd Rhodes
16) Brian Hardy
17) John VanTassel
18) Dennis Petrus
19) Randy Brunelle
20) Darwin Keefer
L.E.T. ASA Late Models
1) Andre Roggie
2) Chris Typhair
3) Carl Guilefuss
4) Tommy Close
5) Brandon Kidd
6) Josh Lloyd
7) Greg Roes
8) Mark Scoville
9) Jerry Dineen
10) Sierra Lister
11) Dylan Bancroft
12) Zach Arthur
13) Chola Shay
14) Jim Southard
The Edge Hotel 150 at Adirondack International Speedway
NASCAR Camping World East Series Event - August 1st, 2009
Quick Summary: Eddie McDonald won his first career pole award in this series and led the majority of the feature. Steve Park earned his third career series victory, taking the lead with five laps remaining. His two prior victories came in 1994. In the eight annual runs for this event, only once has the leader on lap 140 earned the victory. Run in less than one hour, the average speed was 80.00 mph. Park, a proven winner in Cup, Busch Grand National, Truck Series, and the Modifieds, was easily the fan favorite at Adirondack.
FINISH: STEVE PARK, Ryan Truex, Jody Lavender, Jesus Hernandez, Matt Kobyluck, Alan Tardiff, Ty Dillon, Brett Moffitt, John Salemi, Eddie McDonald, Dustin Delaney, Jonathan Smith, Tommy Cloce, Ryan Duff, Jason Holehouse, Max Gresham (149), Matt Kurzejewski (149) Levi Arthur (148), Scott Bouley (146), Alex Kennedy (111), Todd Peck (98).
RACE STATISTICS: Fastest Qualifier: Eddie MacDonald, Time: 16.739 Seconds, Speed: 107.533 mph. Time of Race: 0 hrs., 56 mins, 15 secs Average Speed: 80.000 mph Margin of Victory: .619 Seconds. Caution Flags: Laps 13-15 (Car #65 spins on backstretch); 51-56 (Car #18 spins in Turn 2); 87-92 (Car #26 spins on backstretch); 126-130 (Car #16 spins in Turn 4); 142-144 (Car #39 spins in Turn 4). 5 for 23 laps.
Lap Leaders: Eddie MacDonald 1-57, Matt Kobyluck 58-61, Eddie MacDonald 62-92, Brett Moffitt * 93, Eddie MacDonald 94-106, Jody Lavender 107-145, Steve Park 146-150.
SATURDAY NIGHT BATTLES TO BARRETT AND ROGGIE
After the dramatic victory for Steve Park in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World East series Edge Hotel 150, two more features remained on the program. A majority of the large crowd on hand stayed for the events.
The touring Allison Legacy Series ran their 40-lap North-South Challenge Championship event. The first few laps were a bit shaky, but the youngsters settled down and battled hard for the event. Taking advantage of the leader’s spin with two laps remaining, fourteen year old Tommy Barrett powered into the lead and made Mom and Dad very proud. Tommy took control and let his black Chevy Monte Carlo fly to the front and earned the win in this championship event. Tommy was quite shy at his interview, but a tiger behind the wheel. The crowd gave the youngster a great ovation for his victory. The Allison Legacy tour will return in September for another championship event at Adirondack Speedway.
As good as the NASCAR teams were in the Edge Hotel 150, the local Late Models did not have a good night. In their fifty lap test, caution flags flew for spins and crashes, delays for oil downs, and a fire or two. Several cars suffered with battle scars, spins, and even a pair of car fires. Chola Shay came with a new car for the event. The popular PA driver was involved early with a crash involving himself and Tommy Cloce. An errant car spinning could not be avoided and Shay and Cloce spent some time in the pits making repairs. Shay would have other issues later in the race when flames came from his engine bay. Sierra Lister saw a top three finish go away when her car, too, caught fire in the engine bay. With the track crews spraying the extinguishers, Sierra was checked by the EMT’s on hand. She had a short stay in the Ambulance for some oxygen. The TJ Toyota team kept patching on Tommy’s machine. Battling with a machine that was more than two handfuls to control, Cloce wound up solidly into the top five spots. Earning the victory by nearly half a lap, Andre Roggie padded his career win total at Paul Lyndaker’s race place. Rookie Late Model Pilot Chris Typhair would hold off Carl Guilefuss, Tommy Cloce, and Brandon Kidd.
Racing now returns to their normal schedule of Saturday night excitement at Adirondack. In two weeks, the annual “Got Good Cheese 500” for the Super Stocks will be run. For information, see or web site www.aispeedway.com or call the track at (315) 346-7223.
BRIGHAM CLAIMS MATUSCZAK MEMORIAL
MOONEY, BOURGEOIS, VANTASSEL WIN PRELIMS
(New Bremen, NY) Friday night’s preliminary events on NASCAR weekend drew many fans to Adirondack International Speedway. A special event for the Sport Compact division was the headline attraction for the rare Friday night show. The Annual Art Matusczak Memorial event honors the memory of Art Matusczak. A treasured member of the Adirondack racing family, Art left us all too soon. Drivers look forward to this event each season to honor their friend. They fight extra hard every lap to do the best they can, just like Art showed them.
Tim Ingersoll took an early command of the Sport compact feature. A strong running Nate Plantz stayed five car lengths behind the leader, using a comfortable pace for the extra distance contest. Enjoying their own little war, Scott Schaefer, Tim Dunn, and Jason Brigham battled in the top 5 spots. A quick caution appeared on lap twelve. In a heartbreaking turn of events, leader Tim Ingersoll pulled slowly into his pit stall, out of the race for the night. Nate Plantz took advantage and jumped to a ten car lead as Tim Dunn passed Jason Brigham and Scott Schaefer. Tom Dubach and Al Brigham extended their battle and joined the fast pace at the top of the field. Lap “sweet 16” saw the second caution of the event appear for debris on the track. Leader Nate Plantz slowed on the restart, falling toward the back of the pack. Watertown’s Tim Dunn moved to the point, with Jason Brigham, Scott Schaefer, Tom Dubach and Al Brigham in tow. Scott Schaefer put on another charge to catch the leaders.. During lap 25, Dunn and Jason Brigham entered lapped traffic. Dunn used his experience to hold off Brigham, at least for the moment. With ten circuits remaining, Brigham pulled to the outside lanes and raced by Dunn. Schaefer, Dubach and Al Brigham were on the lead lap, but falling further behind from the top two speedsters. Brigham pulled away over the last five laps and earned his victory. Dunn gave one final charge, but had to settle for second place.
Super Stock driver Steve Burton had his fans cheering as he led the first five laps of his feature event. J.R. Mooney eventually passed the determined Burton for the lead on lap six, holding on all the way to the checkers. Burton held on for an eventual top ten finish. A quick caution with five laps remaining followed a Joe Miller and Marvin Kiefer twin spin in turn one. That restart tightened the top three racers, Mooney, Mike Ramos, and a quick Tommy Markham. After taking the white flag, Dave Arbes spun his car to avoid a collision with a sliding car. The caution set up a green, white, checkered finish. Mooney would chalk up another win, chased by Mike Ramos. Rick Ziegler would get past Tommy Markham over that final circuit to earn third place laurels.
The first half of the Light Truck feature suffered four caution periods. The second half more than made up for the early delays. Joe Bourgeois had a real dog fight on his hands with a charging Greg Roes. Try as he may, Roes was never to get by the speeding Bourgeois. Third place finisher Dan Bellinger earned third position with determined driving display to edge Travis Edwards and Greg Mayer in the top five spots.
Carla Kiefer held the lead in the Ladies Light Truck division for the first eight laps. It was a close and competitive event, with Jen VanTassel, Ellen Sullivan, Brittany Schroy, and Nicole Rombough testing the leader. Coming down to the white flag, Jen Vantassel went to the low lane and took the lead from Carla Kiefer. Vantassel and Kiefer left almost a car width between the two, and remember that I said, “Almost”. The officials made the hard decision when Brittany Schroy dove between the two and contact was made. Schroy was sent to the pits. On that restart, two more competitors were eliminated by a hard crash into the first turn wall. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Jen VanTassel raced to victory without further incident.
This weekend, racing returns to the regular Saturday evening schedule. See our web site www.aispeedway.com for the remaining 2009 schedule.
ART MATUSCZAK MEMORIAL SPORT COMPACT FEATURE (43 laps): JASON BRIGHAM, Tim Dunn, Scott Schaefer, Tom Dubach, Al Brigham, Daniel Swen, Todd Bailey, Jesse McConnell, Bill Matusczak, Nate Plantz, Tim Ingersoll. Heat wins to Tim Ingersoll and Jason Brigham.
SUPER STOCK FEATURE (20 Laps): J.R. MOONEY, Mike Ramos, Rick Ziegler, Tommy Markham, Randy Widrick, Ben Vantassel, Jason Dinsler, Rick Marshall, Steve Burton, Justin Moser, Joe Miller, Derek Bush, Dave Arbes, Todd Rhoades, Brian Hardy, #1, #91, Randy Brunnell, Marvin Kiefer, Chuck Snyder (DNS). Heat victories went to Rick Ziegler and Mike Ramos.
LIGHT TRUCK FEATURE: JOE BOURGEOIS, Greg Roes, Dan Bellinger, Travis Edwards, Greg Mayer, John Vantassel, Zach Strough, Jim Wood, A. Ward, Don Worthington, Dennis Deforge (DNS), Sam Yancey (DNS) and Damian Rombough (DNS).
LADIES LIGHT TRUCK FEATURE FINISH: JEN VANTASSEL, Carla Kiefer, Ellen Sullivan, Amber Jantzi, Jen Burnash, Jackie Chapman, Nicole Rombough, Ashley Wendell. Qualifying event won by Ellen Sullivan.
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JEFF SPRAKER TO FIELD ENTRY FOR TOMMY CLOCE AT ADIRONDACK EVENT
Mooresville, NC - July 25, 2009
A veteran team owner, and a former crew member, will reunite at the NASCAR Camping World East Series event at Adirondack International Speedway on August 1st. Ed Cloce of Potsdam, and Jeff Spraker, originally from the Schenectady, NY area, will work together for the first time in over 35years!
Cloce and Spraker first met at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in the 1970's when Cloce fielded the innovative “Hemi-Cuda” Modified and Spraker was a pre-teen with a passion for race cars. Jeff convinced his parents to travel to almost every event where the #69 Hemi Cuda was racing - from Tenton, NJ to Oswego. Eventually Jeff started going in the pit area and Ed took the youngster under his wing. He taught Jeff every aspect of racing - from the technical side of chassis set ups and engineering, to the strategy of competition on race days, as well as the organization and business sense necessary to be successful in the world of motorsports.. They traveled together for many years as Close campaigned the famous #69 at race tracks throughout the Northeast with such drivers as Guy Chartrand, and Jim Shampine . Jeff even moved to Potsdam to attend college and worked at Cloce’s race car shop when he wasn’t in school.
Eventually Spraker struck out on his own and formed his own team- Spraker Racing Enterprises. Jeff started out racing go-karts and soon became an owner/driver on the NASCAR Modified Tour. He progressed to the original Busch North Series (now Camping World East), ran some Southern Busch Series Events (now the Nationwide Series) and also competed in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series), as well as the ARCA Re/MAX Series. During this time he also started his own business in Schenectady, NY that specialized in building Pro Stock cars, Ford 9" rear ends, consulting work, and high performance parts. In 2000, he made the move to North Carolina and established a full-service, state-of-the-art operation in Mooresville which now occupies two buildings with over 22,000 sq. ft. of shop space.. He currently fields cars in the NASCAR Camping World Series, as well as the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and has several ARCA cars in his stable as well.
He has developed a solid reputation for coaching young development drivers, and has also acted as a consultant or crew chief for several prominent NASCAR drivers including David Ragan, Kerry Earnhardt, David Reuitamann, Mike Bliss, PJ Jones and Scott Riggs - with cars prepared at his North Carolina facility.
Jeff and Ed have stayed in touch over the years. Ed has continued to campaign cars in both the NASCAR Modified Tour, and in the Late Model Division with his son, Tommy, behind the wheel - garnering many victories and track championships along the way. As the East Series tour makes a stop at Adirondack, it only seems appropriate that these two old friends would find a way to field a team together for this event.
And so, Tommy Cloce will drive a #69 car in the Camping World event in a car owned and prepared by Jeff Spraker. This will be a second entry for the Spraker team as their regular East Series driver, Alex Kennedy, will pilot the #37 which is currently in the top-10 in points for this division. A friendship that started many years ago with an eager young racer and a patient mentor will now culminate at a race track in the mountains of New York, where the two can re-kindle that passion for speed that brought them together in the first place!
LOCAL COMPANIES GATHER NATIONAL EXPOSURE THROUGH AUTO RACING
Local NASCAR Camping World-East driver Levi Arthur races his family-owned Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Arthur Racing team has run their car only once prior to this weekend, mostly due to lack of sponsorship. Levi cut his teeth on the ASA Late Models at Adirondack Speedway, and ran well here last year in his first NASCAR event. He finished about fifteenth on the lead lap, quite an accomplishment for a rookie in the 150 lap contest. NASCAR officials praised his efforts.
This weekend, two local businesses have stepped up to help the Arthur Racing Team compete. Lloyd Roes and Sons Rock Trenching joins the Lowville Cheese Store to help Levi Arthur follow his dream and compete on a professional level in this sport. The Arthur Racing NASCAR Camping World East #65 Chevy Monte Carlo will be on display at the Lowville Cheese Store on Thursday, July 30th.
This year’s NASCAR Camping World East Series Edge Hotel 150 at Adirondack Speedway will run this Saturday, August 1st. Friday night, the support divisions will race to entertain the throng of campers settled in for the weekend. The ASA Late Models and the Allison Legacy Series will join the NASCAR stars on the Saturday program. This event carries national television coverage on SPEED TV. For further information, phone (315) 346-7223, or see the track’s web site AISPEEDWAY.com.
Adirondack Ready for 8th Annual Edge Hotel 150
“We are prepared and excited for NACAR,” reports Adirondack Speedway owner Paul Lyndaker. The NASCAR Camping World-East series has filed two dozen entries for this year’s events at the half mile asphalt oval. Ryan Truex, younger brother to NEXTEL Cup driver Martin Truex, Jr., is the current leader in the Camping World-East traveling series. The remaining top ten drivers are Eddie MacDonald, Jody Lavender, Matt Kobyluck, Brett Moffitt, Steve Park, Dustin Delaney, Alan Tardiff, Alex Kennedy, and Ryan Duff. Truex, Moffitt, Tardiff, and Kennedy are top contenders for Rookie of the Year. NASCAR officials report at least twenty-four entries have been received for the 8th Annual Edge Hotel 150 event.
Former winners of the Edge Hotel 150 include Andy Santerre (2002), Dale Quarterly (2003), Matt Kobyluck (2004, 2005, and 2008), Sean Caisse (2006) and Joey Logano (2007). Martin Truex, Jr. finished second in 2003 after setting fast time. Former NASCAR NEXTEL Cup winner Steve Park is expected to return in the Castle Chevrolet. In his first visit to Adirondack Speedway, Park finished well into the top ten. Bryon Chew set fast time last year at 109.296 MPH, a NASCAR record for this event.
Adirondack Speedway’s campgrounds will open on Wednesday, July 29th. On Friday evening, July 31st, the Sport Compacts, Light Trucks, Ladies Light Trucks and Super Stocks will be in action. Joining the Saturday program with the NASCAR Edge Hotel 150 will be the speedway’s ASA Late Models for a 50 lap contest. The Allison Legacy Series North-South Challenge event will join the weekend’s racing events for the first time. Check the track’s web site for up-to-date information at www.AISPEEDWAY.com, or phone (315) 346-7223.
ROSS AND CLOCE SPLIT TWIN 25’s, MAYER AND VANTASSEL GET FIRST WIN, MOONEY AND DUNN
(New Bremen, NY) The ASA Late Models came ready for fierce battles in two quick 25 lap features at Adirondack International Speedway. Former track champions Chris Ross and Tommy Cloce split the twin Late Model features on an extremely cool July evening. Lady ASA Late Model driver Sierra Lister excited her fans with a second place and sixth place finishe for the night. Brendt Cross, ARCA competitor, brought out his Late Model to have some fun. Zach Arthur reports that he will be out on NASCAR weekend with his Late Model as his brother, Levi Arthur, will run in the NASCAR event at his home speedway on August 1st. Support division winners were J.R. Mooney (Super Stocks), Tim Dunn (Sport Compacts), Greg Mayer (Light Trucks), and Jenn VanTassel (Ladies Light Trucks).
The initial Late Model feature drew an early caution flag as Brandon Kidd and Chris Typhair tangled on the second lap. Both were eliminated from the contest. Chris Ross moved from the fifth starting spot to lead the remainder of the contest. Tommy Cloce and Andre Roggie tested Ross both in the high and low lanes, but Ross held them off. Jerry Dineen in his Ford finished fourth, with a quick Carl Guilefuss capturing a top five finish ahead of the snarling pack. The second Late Model Feature took a different tone as the first half of the race ran caution free. The drivers shared that their cars “tightened up” as the temperatures dropped. Perhaps that led to the spate of cautions. The fans were treated by the great performance of Sierra Lister as she easily led the first half of the race. When the cautions started, Tommy Cloce ran to the outside of Lister and raced into the lead. Sierra would hold strong and earn a solid second place finish. Andre Roggie, Jerry Dineen, and Carl Guilefuss earned top five finishes. First feature winner Chris Ross retired to the pits after a collision with Jerry Dineen under yellow flag conditions. Qualifying races were won by Tommy Cloce and Brandon Kidd.
Super Stock results found J.R. Mooney on top after a great battle through the large field of racers. Ben VanTassel led the first half of the event, eventually giving way to Rick Marshall and then Mooney. Tommy Markham snuck by VanTassel late in the event, finishing in third place in front of Ben VanTassel and Randy Widrick. J.R. Mooney and Steve Burton earned wins in the heats.
Sport Compact racers had a good battle for second to last spots. Tim Dunn’s dominating performance left the field far behind the Watertown speedster. Scott Shafer, Nate Plantz and Daniel Swem had their own battle for second. New drivers this year, Todd Bailey and Jesse McConnell fell next in line. Always a contender for a top finish, Tim Ingersoll exited the race early as mechanical gremlins stopped his fine charge to the front.
Light Trucks fell to the Greg Mayer charge, much like the Sport Compacts race with Tim Dunn dominating the race. Mayer led early and won his heat in his rookie year. Yes, his truck has flames on it! The true battle was among the next four trucks as they seemed to swap positions every lap. Dan Bellinger came out best with his second place run, with Travis Edwards, Greg Roes, and Matt Larrivee all battling to the checkers. Qualifiers were claimed by Greg Roes and Greg Mayer.
The Ladies Light Truck division had lightning strike at the first lap of their qualifier event. Jackie Chapman, Ellen Sullivan, and Nikki Rombough were all cleared by track EMT’s in the hard crash. Surprisingly, eight of the trucks were ready for their feature event. After one bad start, the lady racers settled down and had an entertaining caution-free event. Jenn VanTassel would take the point and build an unchallenged advantage to earn this feature victory. Brittany Schroy held off Carla Keefer, Amber Jantzi, and Ellen Sullivan at the checkers. The qualifying event was cancelled due to the accident on lap one.
Adirondack Internal Speedway will fall silent this weekend as preparations are made for the 8th Annual NASCAR Camping World Series East weekend. We encourage the local fans to go and support the Lewis County Fair. Camping fans should be aware that Adirondack Speedway’s modern campgrounds will open on Wednesday, July 29th. Reservations are suggested. On Friday evening, July 31st, the Sport Compacts, Light Trucks, Ladies Light Trucks and Super Stocks will be in action.
Joining the Saturday program with the NASCAR Edge Hotel 150
will be the speedway’s ASA Late Models for a 50 lap
contest. The Allison Legacy Series North-South Challenge
event will complete the weekend’s racing events on Saturday. Check the track’s web site for schedules and up-to-date information at www.AISPEEDWAY.com. Camping reservations and race tickets are available by calling (315) 346-7223. Pre-sale tickets are also available at The Edge Hotel, Lyons Falls; New Bremen General Store, New Bremen; Monnat & Nortz Mobil, Croghan; Boonville Herald, Boonville; Ridgeview Lodge, Lowville; Lock 96, Port Leyden; NAPA in Lowville, Carthage and Chaumont; Nice N Easy in Croghan and Harrisville; Nortz & Virkler, Lowville; D&D Powersports, Lowville and Chenney Tire, Watertown.
ASA LATE MODELS FIRST 25 LAP EVENT: Chriss Ross (led all 25 laps), Tommy Cloce, Andre Roggie, Jerry Dineen, Carl Guilefuss, Sierra Lister, Greg Roes, Jim Southard, Dylan Bancroft, Brandon Kidd, Chris Typhair, Brent Cross, David “Cooter” Beyer (DNS).
ASA LATE MODELS SECOND 25 LAP EVENT: Tommy Cloce (led laps 12-25), Sierra Lister (led laps 1-11), Andre Roggie, Jerry Dineen, Carl Guilefuss, Chris Typhair, Dylan Bancroft, Greg Roes, Jim Southard, Brandon Kidd, Chris Ross, Brendt Cross, David “Cooter” Beyer (DNS).
SUPER STOCK FEATURE - J.R. Mooney, Rick Marshall, Tommy Markham, Ben VanTassel, Randy Widrick, Steve Burton, Justin Moser, Dennis “Gunner” Petrus, Scott Dinzler, Dave Arbes, Jason Dinzler, Rick Mooney, Derek Bush, Brian Hardy, Rick Zeigler, and Mike Ramos (DNS).
SPORT COMPACTS: Tim Dunn (led laps 9-15), Scott Shafer, Nate Plantz, Daniel Swem, Todd Bailey, Jesse McConnell, Tim Ingersoll (led laps 1-8).
LIGHT TRUCKS: Greg Mayer (led laps 1-20), Dan Bellinger, Travis Edwards, Greg Roes, Matt Larrivee, John Sullivan, Jr., Joe Bourgeois, Derek Smith, Levi Kirkbride, Jimmy Wood, Sam Yancey, Zach Strough, Ray Richer, David Blackm John VanTassel.
LADIES LIGHT TRUCKS: Jenn Van Tassel (led laps 1-10), Brittany Schroy, Carla Keefer, Amber Jantzi, Ellen Sullivan, Nichole Rombough, Ashley Wendell, Jackie Chapman, Jen Burnash (DNS).
EARLY ENTRIES FOR THE EDGE HOTEL 150
#18 Max Gresham (Joe Gibbs)
#10 Matt Kurzyewski (Cost95 Auto Parts)
#65 Levi Arthur (Arthur Racing)
#71 Eddie MacDonald (Grimm Construction)
#94 Tiffany Daniels
#39 Dustin Delaney (Delaney Infrastructure)
#81 Jason Holehouse(Viet Nam Memorial Fund)
#40 Matt Kobyluck (Mohegan Sun Casino)
#44 Brett Moffitt (Andy Santerre Motorsports)
#63 John Salemi (John Salemi Racing, LLC)
#00 Ryan Truax (NAPA)
Race results for the July 12 races:
ASA L.E.T. Late Model "Spirt of 76" (Make up race from July 4 & July 11 rainouts)
1 - Tommy Cloce
2 - John Papin
3 - Andre Roggie
4 - Jerry Dineen
5 - Carl Guilefuss
6 - Ray Bancroft
7 - Chris Typhair
8 - Josh Lloyd
9 - Mark Scoville
10 - Brandon Kidd
11 - David Beyer
12 - Jim Southard
13 - Greg Roes
Westward Painting Ladies Light Trucks
1 - Brittany Schroy
2 - Nichole Rombough
3 - Amber Jantzi
4 - Ellen Sullivan
5 - Jenn VanTassel
6 - Carla Keefer
7 - Ashley Wendall
8 - Jen Burnash
9 - Jackie Chapman
10 - Amanda Davenport
Westward Painting Mens Trucks
1- Greg Roes
2 - Matt Larivee
3 - John Sullivan Jr.
4 - Greg Mayer
5 - Joe Bourgeois
6 - Dave Keefer
7 - Derek Smith
8 - Levi Kirkbride
9 - Gary Wendell
10 - Ken Kirkbride
11 - John VanTassel
12 - Zach Strough
13 - Sam Yancey
14 - Jimmy Wood
15 - Ray Richer
16 - Dan Bellinger
17 - Travis Edwards
D&D Power Sports Sport Compacts
1 - Tom Dubach
2 - Nate Plantz
3 - Tim Dunn
4 - Scott Shafer
5 - Daniel Swen
6 - Todd Bailey
7 - Tim Ingersoll
8 - Jesse McConnel
GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks
1 - JR Mooney
2 - Mike Ramos
3 - Jason Dinzler
4 - Dave Arbes
5 - Rick Zeigler
6 - Tommy Markham
7 - Randy Widrick
8 - Scott Dinzler
9 - Chuck Snyder
10 - Todd Rhodes
11 - Justin Moser
12 - Brian Hardy
13 - Steve Burton
14 - Rick Marshall
15 - Derek Bush
16 - Joe Miller
17 - Ben VanTassel
18 - Josh Dunn
19 - Dennis Petrus (DNS)
20 - Darwin Keefer (DNS)
Four Track Champions to compete in Premier Racing Division with Fireworks thoughout the Night at AIS
by Joanna Moore
annual "Spirit of 76" celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th
at Adirondack International Speedway in New Bremen with racing set to
start at 6:30pm. Highlighting the night will be 4 track champions in
the LET Late Model division. They include: Chris Ross from Albany, John
Papin from Redwood, Jerry Dineen from Little Falls and defending track
champion and Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Eastern Champion Tommy Cloce
of Canton. Also scheduled to be competing is the "Fan Favorite" driver
Chola Shay of Matamorous, PA. There will also be races from the
Westward Painting Company Light Trucks, Ladies Light Truck, D&D
Power Sports Sport Compacts, and GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks with
fireworks scheduled throught the evenings events. Also available for
purchase are the 8th Annual NASCAR Camping World
East Series Tickets to be held Saturday, August 1st. They will be
offered at a $10.00 discount only on July 4th. After that the pre-sale tickets will be $35.00 and will be $40.00 the night of the event.
Adirondack International Speedway Race Results and Highlights from June 27, 2009 by Joanna Moore
MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW, BRIGHAM BRINGS HOME HIS FIRST WIN, CLOCE GOES
FIVE FOR SEVEN, DINZLER GET FIRST WIN AND ROMBOUGH TAKES WIN NUMBER
Westward Painting Company Men’s Light Truck Results (20 LAPS)
Heat 1: Greg Roes; Heat 2: Greg Mayer; Feature Results: 1, Greg Roes;
2, Dave Keefer; 3 Joe Bourgoeis; 4, Levi Kirkbride; 5, Eric Centro Jr.;
6, Derek Smith; 7, Don Worthington; 8, Dan Bellinger; 9, Zach Strough;
10, Travis Edwards; 11, Ken Kirkbride; 12, Darwin Keefer; 13, Gary
Wendall; 14, John VanTassell; 15, Ray Richer; 16, Gary Mayer; 17, Jimmy
Wood. DQ - Matt Larrivee and John Sullivan Jr.
Westward Painting Company Ladies Light Trucks (10 LAPS)
Heat Winner: Jenn VanTassell; Feature Results: 1, Nikki Rombough; 2,
Ellen Sullivan; 3, Brittany Schroy; 4, Jenn VanTassell; 5, Ashley
Wendall; 6, Amber Jantzi; 7, Carl Keefer; 8, Jackie Chapman. DNS -
D&D Power Sports Sport Compacts (15 LAPS)
Heat Winner: Scott Shafer; Feature Results: 1, Jason Brigham; 2, Nate
Plantz; 3, Tim Dunn; 4, Scott Shafer; 5, Al Brigham; 6, Tim Ingersoll;
7, Jesse McConnell. DNS - Todd Bailey
GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks (20 LAPS)
Heat 1: Dennis Peturs; Heat 2: Jason Dinzler; Feature Results: 1, Jason
Dinzler; 2, JR Mooney; 3, Randy Brunelle; 4, Mike Ramos; 5, Dennis
Petrus; 6, Rick Zeigler; 7, Rick Marshall; 8, Steve Burton; 9, Randy
Widrick; 10, Chuck Snyder; 11, Ben VanTassell; 12, Scott Dinzler; 13,
Brian Hardy; 14, Tommy Markham; 15, ?; 16, Derek Bush. DNS - Darwin
Lyndaker Excavating and Trucking ASA Late Models (50 LAPS)
Heat 1: Tommy Cloce; Heat 2: Andre Roggie; Feature Results: 1, Tommy
Cloce; 2, Brandon Kidd; 3, Carl Guilefuss; 4, Andre Roggie; 5, Mark
Scoville; 6, Jim Southard; 7, Sierra Lister; 8, Dylan Bancroft; 9,
David Beyer; 10, Greg Roes; 11, Chris Typhair; 12, Bill Matuszczak; 13,
Jerry Dineen; 14, Archie Holder; 15, Josh Lloyd.
Club Winner: Shane Spencer - He will be the honoree starter for the
Westward Painting Company Men’s Light Trucks on July 4. The Honorary
starter for the Westward Painting Company Ladies Trucks was Dale Moore.
the Westward Painting men’s truck division Gary Wendall started on the
pull with Travis Edwards taking the lead on lap 2 and he retained the
lead until lap 5 when Greg Roes passed for the lead with Edwards
spinning in turns 1 and 2 brining out the caution. As the caution came
out, Mother Nature tried to shorten the night but was unsuccessful with
the track officials keeping the track in running condition. On the
restart Roes maintained the lead running four wide. Coming down the
backstretch on laps 11 Smith and Wendall spun bringing out the caution.
Racing resumed with roes in the lead and the caution flag flew again on
lap with a spin by VanTassell in turn 2. Again on laps 17 caution flew
as Smith, Kirkbride, and Keefer spun in turn 4. With two laps left
Bellinger and Keefer touched coming out of turn 4 sending Bellinger in
the front stretch grass. On the final lap, VanTassel and Wendall spun
in turn four. Roes went on to win the feature making it two in a row.
(Note: VanTassell drove the #7 truck of Jenn VanTassell in the events
due a crash during hot laps of his #1 Gilliees NAPA machine by Jenn
Burnash in the Ladies Trucks,)
Nature tried to cause another delay at the start of the D&D Power
Sports Sport Compacts by as not successful. Scott Shafer started on the
point with tight racing by Shafer, Plantz, Brigham and Dunn. J. Brigham
passed Shafer on lap 5 to take the lead. Laps 11 showed strong racing
as Plantz and Brigham pulled away from the rest of the pack and raced
neck in neck to the flag stand with Brigham edging out Plantz for his
first win of 2009.
Lyndaker Excavating and Trucking ASA Late Models ran their first 50
laps event of 2009 with Sierra Lister, a junior at West Edmeston High
School, showed to skills leading the first six laps of the race. Also
starting up front was Cooter Beyer a 2009 graduate of Lowville Academy
and the reigning truck champion, followed by Dylan Bancroft, a senior
at Copenhagen Central School. Rounding out the top four was Carl
Guilefuss from Stillwater, New York. The field took a total restart due
to a spin in turn 3 involving Lloyd and Typhair. Tommy Cloce took the
lead on lap 7 bring Brandon Kidd to second. As the premier division at
he track races on, caution would fly again on lap 12 involving,
Bancroft, Dineen, Roes and Lister bring the field back together for a
double file restart. Roggie and Kidd battled for the second place
position for several laps. Matuszczak night feel short with mechanical
problems on lap 21. Caution would fly again on lap 39 with Typhair
spinning coming out of turn 4 onto the front stretch with the Roggie
and Guilefuss machines avoiding the trouble. On the lap 39 restart it
was Cloce, Kidd and Guilefuss off to take the lead. By lap 45 Cloce and
Kidd had pulled away to nearly a half lap lead over the rest of the
pack with Guilefuss moving to third on lap 46. As the leaders came up
on lead traffic Cloce held on to make this win number five of the seven
races this year. (Note: Cloce is the reigning 2008 Joe Gibbs Driven
Racing Oil Eastern Divisional Champion and was the third place finisher
in the Nation and is also the reigning Late Model Champion at A.I.S.)
GotGoodCheese.com Street Stocks brought out lots of exciting racing
with an 18 car field. Rick Marshal started on the point. The red flag
flew on lap one due to a wreck on the front stretch between Derek Bush
and Tommy Markham. Both machines had to town from the track and both
drivers were okay. Neither was able to due enough repair to return to
the field. On the restart Marshall was over taken by the Dennis Petrus
machine. Petrus would lead laps 2-4 before surrendering the lead to
Randy Brunelle. There was a lot of bumping and grinding as the racers
came out of turn 4 with Dinzler went to the inside of Brunelle taking
the lead on lap 6. On lap 10 Mooney gave Petrus a love tap to take the
third position and Mooney was all over the back bumper of Marshall for
the Brunelle for the second spot. Lap 15 brought out a caution in turn
1 with a spin by VanTassell. There was no damage and the field returned
to green conditions. On lap 16 Mooney
gained the second position
and set his sight on Dinzler for the lead. Lap 17 Mooney went to the
inside of Dinzler and got loose giving Dinzler his first victory of
the fourth race of the new Ladies Truck Class Carla Keefer started on
the point spinning across the start/finish line to bring out the
caution on lap 1 bring the field to a restart. This moves last week’s
winner, Ellen Sullivan to the lead. Nikki Rombough took the lead on lap
7 going on to score her third win of 2009.
Speedway will be holding their annual “Spirit of ‘76” race on July
Fourth with all divisions running followed by fireworks. For more
information on upcoming events and information on the 8th Annual NASCAR
Camping World Series Race on July 31 - August 1 please visit the
website at www.adirondackspeedway.
Adirondack International Speedway held it's Military Appreciation Night
by Joanna Moore
Race results for June 6th are as follows:
Lyndecker Excavating and Trucking ASA Late Model Twin 25's Race 1:
Brandon Kidd, Jerry Dineen, Carl Guilefuss, Erik Cupernall, Jim
Southard, Sierra Lister, Greg Roes, Cooter Beyer, Jason Herrington,
Dave Keefer, Josh Lloyd, Andre Roggie, Tim Barone, Archie Holder, Dylan
Lyndecker Excavating and Trucking ASA Late Model Twin 25's Race 2:
Andre Roggie, Jerry Dineen, Brandon Kidd, Jim Southard, Cooter Beyer,
Greg Roes, Carl Guilefuss, Dave Keefer, Josh Lloyd, Tim Barone, Ray
Bancroft, Sierra Lister, Erik Cupernall, Jason Herrington, Archie
D&D Power Sports Sport Compacts:
Tim Dunn, Tim Ingersoll, Tom Dubach, Scott Shafer, Todd Bailey, Jesse McConnell, Nate Plantz.
Westward Painting Company Light Trucks:
Matt Larivee, John Sullivan Jr., Greg Roes, Ken Kirkbride, Joe
Bourgeois, Levi Kirkbride, Damien Rombough, John VanTassel, Zach
Strough, Travis Edwards, Ray Richer, Gary Wendall and Jimmy Wood.
GotGoodCheese.com Super Stocks:
Tom Markham, Dennis Petrus, Jason Dinzler, Ben VanTassel, Randy
Widrick, Rick Marshall, Darwin Keefer, Rick Zeigler, Todd Rhodes, Steve
Burton, Justin Moser, Scott Dinzler, Chuck Snyder, Derek Bush, Brian
Hardy, Randy Brunelle.
Ladies Light Trucks:
Nichole Rombough, Brittany Schroy, Carla Keefer, Amber Jantzi, Jenn VanTassel, Ellen Sullivan, Jackie Chapman.
Demo Derby on May 25 at Adirondack Speedway.
|Heat #1 - 6 Cyl.
Tracy Snyder, Lowville
Paul Dickenson, Lowville
Heat #2 - 8 Cyl.
Jerry Ward, Watson
Mike Snyder, Copenhagen
|Heat #3 - 4 Cyl.
Adam Dean, Richville
Josh Scanlon, Lowville
Derek Farr, Watson
Vinny Ross, Watson
Jeff Snyder, Lyons Falls
David Post, Lyons Falls
Feature Winner -Tracy Snyder, Lowville
2nd place - David Post, Lyons Falls
Best of Show - Lance Steiner, Syracuse
Adopt-A-Race Car - ...read about it.