Chuck Hebing Untouchable in ASCS Patriot Feature at Rolling Wheels Elbridge, NY (May 30, 2006) - On a night where Chuck Hebing ran a 410 sprint car for the first time ever, Chuck Hebing saved plenty of power in his right foot to cruise to his ...
Chuck Hebing Untouchable in ASCS Patriot Feature at Rolling Wheels
Elbridge, NY (May 30, 2006) - On a night where Chuck Hebing ran a 410 sprint car for the first time ever, Chuck Hebing saved plenty of power in his right foot to cruise to his third win of the season with the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Tuesday night.
After a weekend of plenty of sweat and elbow grease with few quality results, Hebing took advantage of his strong starting spot from the outside front row to lead 19 of 20 laps in the fourth "A" Main of the ASCS Patriots 2006 season.
"We had a real tough weekend, so to win tonight it makes this even better," said "Cobra" in victory lane. "This track is like Canandaigua to me because there are so many old friends here that you don't always see, so I was glad to put on a good show for them."
Hebing was flying around the 5/8th mile during the hot lap session, laying down a lap in his Ford powered No. 45 with an average speed of 128 mph. The Ontario, NY, driver suffered a hiccup coming to the start of the first heat race when he spun to avoid Gary Troutman and Jeremy Barnard, who crashed down the front stretch. Hebing still was able to finish second in the heat though.
Bryan Howland, who won the Patriot race during the "Sprint Car Spectacular" last year, took the early race lead from the pole position, but just like the first two races of the season, Howland was passed by Hebing, this time on lap two, for the lead and was never able to take it back from him.
"I know those guys are probably getting frustrated right now but Bryan is a great driver and he'll get me soon enough," Hebing said almost apologetically in victory lane. "He's got 20 years still to go and has a lot of talent."
With the win, Chuck Hebing reclaimed the point lead from Rich Swarthout, who crashed on lap twelve in his Kriner's Racing Engines No. 5s. The victory was the twelfth career win for Heing, putting him into a tie atop the career PSG wins list with Rick Wilson.J Bryan Howland was able to hang onto to second, marking his best ASCS Patriot finish of the season, but still leaving the 2005 Patriot Champion frustrated.
"The car was close and it still wasn't enough to catch Chuck (Hebing)," said Howland. "He's just unstoppable right now, maybe one of these days we'll catch him."
Dave Ely, who won the ASCoT National event Friday at the Wythe (VA) Raceway, charged up to finish third for his second top five of the season with the ASCS Patriots.
Glenn Styres was stagnant for the first half of the race, but after he slid back the top wing on his Ohsweken Speedway/ Canadian Sprint Car Nationals No. 0, he charged up to finish fourth. eff Cook rounded out the top five in his North Country Welding No. 10.JCook charged up to third early in the feature but faded back as the race progressed.
George Suprick was another driver making the late race charge through the pack. The 2004 Patriot Champion started 19th and by moving up thirteen spots from the start, picked up the National Parts Peddler Hard Charger of the Night. essica Zemken, who finished fourth in this event last year in just her second career Sprint Car start, finished seventh. Dave Wickham was another driver charging forward, advancing nine spots to finish eighth.JBrad Knab and Don Adamczyk completed the top-10.
Twenty-six cars in total entered the fourth event of the year. Heat one went to Blake Breen, one of three drivers, along with Hebing and Jared Zimbardi who pulled double duty, competing in both a 360 and 410 during the mid-week event. Mike Lauterborn won heat two, his first heat win since 2003. Jessica Zemken picked up her first career ASCS Patriot heat win in heat race three.
The next race for the Patriot Sprint Group will be this Sunday as the group travels to The Hill Raceway in Bradford, PA, for the first time ever. For more information, log onto www.ascsracing.com.
Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group Results:
Heat Results (8 Laps, Top 4 Redraw):
First Heat: 1. Blake Breen (8), 2. Chuck Hebing (45), 3. Rick Wilson (42w), 4. Mike Stelter (36), 5. Rich Swarthout (5s), 6. Don Adamczyk (21), 7. George Suprick (87), 8. Jeremy Barnard (86), 9. Gary Troutman (44).
Second Heat: 1. Mike Lauterborn (41), 2. Jason Barney (87x), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Jeff Cook (10), 5. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 6. Dave Wickham (80), 7. Ken Swan (42s), 8. Bobby Podolak (7), 9. Nick Bashford (24x).
Third Heat: 1. Jessica Zemken (1z), 2. Brad Knab (38), 3. Dave Ely (3), 4. Glenn Styres (0), 5. Jared Zimbardi (35), 6. Chris Muhleisen (10M), 7. Sean O'Dea (91), 8. George Ely (90e).
A-Main Results (20 Laps):
1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Bryan Howland (51), 3. Dave Ely (3), 4. Glenn Styres (0), 5. Jeff Cook (10), 6. George Suprick (87), 7. Jessica Zemken (1z), 8. Dave Wickham (80), 9. Brad Knab (38), 10. Don Adamczyk (21), 11. Mike Lauterborn (41), 12. Rick Wilson (42w), 13. Chris Muhleisen (10M), 14. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 15. Nick Bashford (24x), 16. Ken Swan (42s), 17. Sean O'Dea (91), 18. Jason Barney (87x), 19. Rich Swarthout (5s), 20. Bobby Podolak (7), 21. Blake Breen (8), 22. Mike Stelter (36), 23.ared Zimbardi (35). DNS: Jeremy Barnard (86), Gary Troutman (44), George Ely (90).
Lap Leaders- Howland 1, Hebing 2-20.
National Parts Peddler Hard Charger- Suprick (+13)
Current Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group Points (Top Ten): 1. Chuck Hebing 611, 2. Bryan Howland 595, 3. Rich Swarthout 571, 4. Dave Wickham 559, 5. Don Adamczyk 515, 6. Nick Bashford 511, 7. Geoff Quackenbush 487, 8. Jared Zimbardi 485, 9. Jeff Cook 455, 10. Brad Knab 439.