Howland steals LNB Dash for Cash checkers. Fulton, NY - Young gun Brian Howland held off some experienced Central New York Mini Sprint veterans to grab the win in the opening race of the Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint Dash for Cash Series, ...
Howland steals LNB Dash for Cash checkers.
Fulton, NY - Young gun Brian Howland held off some experienced Central New York Mini Sprint veterans to grab the win in the opening race of the Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint Dash for Cash Series, presented by Lessord's Chrysler Products. The 15-year-old hotshoe from Auburn, NY, scored a perfect night, winning his heat race and then the 20-lap feature event Saturday night at Fulton Speedway.
It was the first win for Howland, a second year competitor on the Central New York Mini Sprint tour.
Parity was the name of the game in the series opener, which was sponsored by Castle Car Care Products of Rochester, NY, and Papa Joe's Restaurant, located in Sodus Point, NY. Evenly matched cars, a handful of caution flags, and low attrition kept the field close and the fans entertained Early in the A-main, Jared Fink of Germantown, NY, grabbed the lead from the second starting position from pole-sitter Dan Harvey, of Oneonta, NY. Bob Scaccio of Suffern, NY, and Doug and Matt Norrie, both from West Suffield, CT, were in the mix in a battle that featured nose to tail and wheel to wheel racing. By the later stages of the race, Howland had moved up from his seventh starting position, and he assumed the lead when Fink bobbled and Scaccio faded. Howland held on for the win, followed by Doug Norrie, Harvey, Matt Norrie, and Fink. Rounding out the top 10 were Scaccio, Mike Emhof , Duby Woodruff, Dennis Fink, and A.J. Bagozzi.
The Central NY Mini Sprint Tour will visit Mok-a-Tek Speedway on June 8, and the LNB Dash for Cash Series will resume with a weekend doubleheader with a race June 22 at Canandaigua Speedway, and another on June 23 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway at Weedsport.
For more information about the Central New York Mini Sprint tour, visit the organization's website at www.cnyms.com.
Dash for Cash Notes: 26 mini sprinters crowded the pits, making 33 the average car count for CNYMS races this seasonthe most serious incident of the night occurred in the first heat race, when Woody Woodruff was shaken up when his car overturned between turns three and fourhe was taken to a local hospital for a check-up and later returned to the track A-OKyoung gun Cory Sparks grabbed the Weld Wheels "Hard Charger" AwardSparks started last in the feature after having to switch to his back-up car, and wound up finishing 11th.
Heat 1: M. Norrie, Roloson, Sparks, Bagozzi, Emhof, Copeland, Pravia, W. Woodruff, Cartier
Heat 2: Howland, O'Dell, J. Fink, Virts, D. Fink, D. Woodruff, Brush, Brown, Breen
Heat 3: D. Norrie, Scaccio, Harvey, Lamothe, Peworchik, Howell, Wust, Warren
Feature: Howland, D. Norrie, Harvey, M. Norrie, J. Fink, Scaccio, Emhof, D. Woodruff, D. Fink, Bagozzi, Sparks, Virts, Peworchik, Warren, Brown, Copeland, Pravia, Breen, Lamothe, Roloson, Wust, Brush, O'Dell; DNS - W. Woodruff, Howell, Cartier