Chuck Hebing Claims Woodhull for Fifth Consecutive ASCS Patriot Win WOODHULL, N.Y. (September 1, 2007) - A new track, a new month, but the same driver at the end of the race putting it in Victory Lane. Chuck Hebing stayed on fire, picking up...
Chuck Hebing Claims Woodhull for Fifth Consecutive ASCS Patriot Win
WOODHULL, N.Y. (September 1, 2007) - A new track, a new month, but the same driver at the end of the race putting it in Victory Lane.
Chuck Hebing stayed on fire, picking up the win at the Inaugural ASCS Patriot event at Vern Wasson's Woodhull Raceway to score his fifth win in the last two weeks in a caution-free feature.
Hebing started the 25-lap feature in fourth, but established himself in second by lap three and began to track down pole sitter Blake Breen on the high-banked 1/3-mile. On lap 12, Breen slid high in turns one and two, it opened up the door for "Cobra" to snake through and run away to his 11th ASCS Win of the Season.
"This was a lot of fun tonight, I've got to thank the Van Pelt Boys (Modified Regulars Curt and Billy) for help with the setups and what the track does," said the 2006 ASCS Patriot Champion. "I figured the top would dust off for the feature but Blake was still good up there for a while but then he slipped up and opened the door for me."
After moving around Breen, Hebing proceeded to lap up to 12th place as the 18th ASCS Patriot race of the season ran caution free. While he never had any challenges over the second half of the event, he had to stay aggressive in lapped traffic to capture the win.
By virtue of the draw, the Ontario, NY driver started last in the third National Parts Peddler Heat, but by the end of the first lap he had the lead, setting him up nicely for the rest of the night. A fourth place finish in the Pole Dash might not have seemed strong, but it helped him for the feature.
"We threw something at the car for the dash just to play around and we learned a bunch," commented Hebing after climbing down from his No. 45 after his celebratory Wing Dance.
It was the second race in a row that Hebing won at a track he had never seen before that night; on Sunday he won at Humberstone. The win also enabled him to stretch out his advantage to the point where he only needs to show up to the final three events on the ASCS Patriot Schedule to become the first repeat champion.
"I hated seeing Jared (Zimbardi) have trouble over the last few weeks but we have been real strong of late," noted Hebing. "The way we have run this year though is definitely a championship year."
While Hebing was celebrating in Woodhull Victory Lane in front of a filled grandstand, Don Adamczyk was celebrating his best career finish in the pit area. In his 92nd ASCS Patriot event, "The Williamsville Warrior" used a productive bottom line to move forward to finish in second.
Adamczyk fell back to fourth early in the event but was able to move back up, running side-by-side with Blake Breen for the runner-up position on two occasions for six laps. With two laps to go he took the position and held on back to the double-checkered flag.
Blake Breen's third place finish equaled his season-best finish, which came at the second feature at Penn Can, the first of Hebing's five consecutive A-Main wins.
Rookie Scott Kreutter, who won a NYMM 600cc MicroSprint event at Woodhull last year, was the KSE Hard Charger as he also used the bottom line to score yet another top-five, placing in fourth.2005 Champion Bryan Howland set the new track record at 13.91 en route to the win in National Parts Peddler Heat One, but slipped back from his outside pole position to complete the top-five.
Bobby Breen was the other NPP Heat Winner, crossing for sixth at the finish. Ray Preston bounced back after a flip at Humberstone to place in seventh. Tim Barnard drove the back-up Hebing car to a solid eighth place showing, with Dave Wickham and Tim Kelly completing the top-10.
All but one of the cars that pulled in on a perfect afternoon finished the 25-lap feature. The night's action was slowed only once, on the first lap of the first heat when Chris Shuttleworth and George Suprick got together, tipping Jared Zimbardi on his side.
ASCS Patriots Results: 9/1/07, Woodhull Raceway, Woodhull, NY.
A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Don Adamczyk (21), 3. Blake Breen (8), 4. Scott Kreutter (52), 5. Bryan Howland (51), 6. Bobby Breen (9), 7. Ray Preston (22), 8. Tim Barnard (45x), 9. Dave Wickham (80), 10. Tim Kelly (12), 11. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 12. Jared Zimbardi (35), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Chris Shuttleworth (11), 15. Brad Knab (38), 16. Gary Troutman (44), 17. Howard Singer (26).
Lap Leaders- Bl. Breen 1-11, Hebing 12-25.
Pole Dash (4 Laps)- 1. Blake Breen (8), 2. Bryan Howland (51), 3. Don Adamczyk (21), 4. Chuck Hebing (45), 5. Bobby Breen (9), 6. Ray Preston (22).
National Parts Peddler Heats (8 Laps Each)-
Race 1: 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Chris Shuttleworth (11), 3. Don Adamczyk (21), 4. Dave Wickham (80), 5. George Suprick (87), 6. Jared Zimbardi (35).
Race 2: 1. Bobby Breen (9), 2. Blake Breen (8), 3. Scott Kreutter (52), 4. Tim Barnard (45x), 5. Tim Kelly (12), 6. Gary Troutman (44).
Race 3: 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Ray Preston (22), 3. Geoff Quackenbush (25), 4. Howard Singer (26), 5. Brad Knab (38).
Gater Racing News Hard Charger Standings presented by Red Bear Hand Cleaner (Top-10)- 1. Chuck Hebing 39, 2. Ray Preston 35, 3. Chris Muhleisen 34, 4. Jared Zimbardi 30, 5. Geoff Quackenbush 26, 6. Bryan Howland 25, 6. Coleman Gulick 25, 6. Don Adamczyk 25, 9. Rob Pietz 24, 10. Scott Kreutter 23.
Current ASCS Patriot Points (Top Ten): 1. Chuck Hebing 2,720, 2. Jared Zimbardi 2,612, 3. Ray Preston 2,482, 4. Don Adamczyk 2,472, 5. Scott Kreutter 2,268, 6. Blake Breen 2,020, 7. Bobby Breen 1,842, 8. Geoff Quackenbush 1,764, 9. Chris Muhleisen 1,734, 10. Dave Wickham 1,690.