Chuck Hebing Cleans Up With ASCS Patriot Sweep at Canandaigua CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (August 18, 2007)- Chuck Hebing might have won the first ASCS Patriot race of 2007 at Canandaigua if it weren't for motor issues, on Saturday he was flawless ...
Chuck Hebing Cleans Up With ASCS Patriot Sweep at Canandaigua
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (August 18, 2007)- Chuck Hebing might have won the first ASCS Patriot race of 2007 at Canandaigua if it weren't for motor issues, on Saturday he was flawless dominating the second stop of the year at the "Land of Legends".
Just 19 hours after capturing double checkers at Penn Can, "The Cobra" led all 25-laps of $1,500-to-win A-Main, lapping up to the fifth position to win his seventh ASCS Feature of the year, the 24th of his decorated career that began with a win at Canandaigua four years ago to the week.
After placing his F/A Products/ Cobra Trailers No. 45 Maxim in Victory Lane, he proceeded to climb up for a wing dance, showing how much the win meant for him.
"It's always nice to win in front of the hometown fans, the ones that saw me run the modified here for so many years," said the Ontario, NY driver. "The track was great tonight and I was really good on the top."
In traditional fashion, the wide and spacious 0x00bd-mile slicked over by feature time, allowing for the drivers to run the extreme top or bottom of the track to run. Hebing chose the outside, which worked out just fine.
The current ASCS Patriot point leader won National Parts Peddler Heat No. 2 from a third starting position, but drawing a dead-last starting spot for the dash would force him get up on the wheel; after driving around Ken Pann to win the Pole Dash, he just needed to keep it up front.
Because Hebing technically won the prior race at Penn Can at 1:30 A.M., when he drove underneath Dave Farney's Checkered Flag at 10:30 P.M., he had won two sprint features at as many tracks on the same day.
While Hebing paced the field the entire distance, eyes were on Jason Barney, the winner of the June race at Canandaigua, who carved his way through the field from a ninth place starting position to finish in second.
Barney ran the bottom of the speedway and was strong in turn two, but after moving up to second on lap 11, the Constantia, NY driver would have trouble hitting that mark and would remain four seconds behind "Cobra" the rest of the way.
"I saw on the scoreboard that Barney was moving up through there so I knew he was going good and that I had to keep pressing," noted Hebing after the race. "I guess he ran the bottom but I wasn't going to move down there unless he showed me a wheel."
It was the fourth win for Hebing in the A-Verdi Storage Containers King of Central New York Series, closing him within just six points of Barney with only one race remaining at Fulton. Hebing will have to beat Barney by at least two spots to claim the crown.
For Jason Barney, second was OK, but he knew that the key moment in their night was on the opening lap of the second heat. While Hebing pulled away from the field, Barney spun around in turn one, brining out the yellow and sending him to the back. Even though he raced back up to third, he would start the feature in ninth, leaving him too much ground to make up in 25 laps.
Bobby Breen scored his best career finish at Canandaigua, placing in third. The Savannah, NY youngster moved around George Suprick for third early on and then by Ken Pann for second, but would fall nearly a 0x00bd-lap behind Hebing before the finish.
George Suprick stayed up top all race, crossing in fourth for his second-straight top-five. Suprick won National Parts Peddler Heat No. 1.
Jared Zimbardi was solid again, as he finished in fifth, the final driver on the lead lap. Zimbardi had to start scratch in his heat making the entire an uphill battle for the three-time winner in 2007.
Even though he was a lap down and had a flat front tire for most of the event, Coleman Gulick crossed in sixth in his first career start at Canandaigua.
Ken Pann was solid all night long but faded in the feature, finishing in seventh. Don Adamczyk, Ray Preston and Blake Breen completed the top-10.
Twenty-four cars in total filed into the pit area on a glorious night for racing. The track was fast all night long, with lap times for the leaders still above a 110 mph average in the feature.There were two red flags on the night, the first for a Nick Fratto flip in turn two and the second for Scott Kreutter in the same location.JFratto would continue on in that heat and finish seventh, Kreutter would fix the car, and the power steering box that caused the problem, but would pull in shortly after the green flag.
For Immediate Release:
ASCS Patriots Results: 8/18/07, Canandaigua Speedway, Canandaigua, NY.
A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Jason Barney (87x), 3. Bobby Breen (9), 4. George Suprick (87), 5. Jared Zimbardi (35), 6. Coleman Gulick (14), 7. Ken Pann (33), 8. Don Adamczyk (21), 9. Ray Preston (22), 10. Blake Breen (8), 11. Tim Kelly (12), 12. Nick Fratto (F1), 13. Jared Fink (21a), 14. Brad Knab (38), 15. Rob Pietz (69), 16. Dave Wickham (80), 17. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 18. Derek Jonathan (81), 19. Tim Hogue (39), 20. Chris Muhleisen (10M), 21. Bobby Podolak (3), 22. Scott Kreutter (52), 23. Jeremy Barnard (86), 24. Gary Troutman (44).
Lap Leaders- Hebing 1-25.
Pole Dash (4 Laps)- 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Ken Pann (33), 3. George Suprick (87), 4. Coleman Gulick (14), 5. Brad Knab (38), 6. Scott Kreutter (52).
National Parts Peddler Heats (8 Laps Each)-
Race 1: 1. George Suprick (87), 2. Scott Kreutter (52), 3. Don Adamczyk (21), 4. Jared Zimbardi (35), 5. Jared Fink (21a), 6. Derek Jonathan (81), 7. Jeremy Barnard (86), 8. Gary Troutman (44).
Race 2: 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Bobby Breen (9), 3. Jason Barney (87x), 4. Rob Pietz (69), 5. Tim Kelly (12), 6. Blake Breen (8), 7. Nick Fratto (F1), 8. Tim Hogue (39).
Race 3: 1. Brad Knab (38), 2. Ken Pann (33), 3. Coleman Gulick (14), 4. Ray Preston (22), 5. Chris Muhleisen (10M), 6. Dave Wickham (80), 7. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 8. Bobby Podolak (3).