Pocono Mountain report 2000-08-12

Bringing the field to the green was Alan Decker in the Peters Bottle Gas Pro Stock. At the drop of the green Mike Higgins quickly moved into the lead over Alan Decker and Brian Davis of Berwick, Pa. The caution flew on lap 10 for the spinning...

Bringing the field to the green was Alan Decker in the Peters Bottle Gas Pro Stock. At the drop of the green Mike Higgins quickly moved into the lead over Alan Decker and Brian Davis of Berwick, Pa. The caution flew on lap 10 for the spinning car of Decker, closing the field on Higgins who had built almost a straight away lead over Frank Greco. On the restart Higgins continued to lead over Greco until the caution flew on lap 12 as Greco who was battling for the lead spun coming off of turn 4. On the restart past track champion Joe Solt jumped into the lead over Higgins until the caution flew once again for Brian Davis who impacted the wall hard entering turn 3. Solt in only his third appearance at the speedway continued to lead and went on to take his first win of the season followed by Greco, Decker and Frank Hughes who scored his first top 5 of the season.

Mark Corbisiero and Ed Ecker Brought the Factory Stock field to the green. Corbisiero, who's teammate won the week before moved quickly into the lead and looked to be onto his first victory of the season. With Corbisiero in the lead, the fans were treated to 3 and sometimes 4 wide racing deep in the field. Working his way through the field was the 34 of Paul Monkoski who moved into second as the caution flew on lap 5 for the spinning car of Wilson Reakes. With the field tightened back up Tom Kasagrande who started last in the field work his way up through and took the lead on lap 11 and went on to take the victory. In post race inspection Kasagrandes car was disqualified due to a rules violation, giving the win to Paul Monkoski of Drums Pa. Heat races were won by Corbisiero and Monkoski.

Mike Kowalczuk moved into the lead at the drop of the green in the Street Stock feature till the caution flew on lap 2 for an altercation between Kowalczuk and Chris Burge, giving the lead to Steve Kolek. Kolek who looked to be well on his way to his 2nd win of the season would be challenged on lap 9 by multiple feature winner Bruce Long. Long moved into the lead and never looked back a he went on to score his tenth win of the season followed by Kolek, Donny Hartzell, Rich Spaide, and Steve Meckes rounded out the top 5. Heat races were won by Long and Hartzell.

The always exciting Modifieds were brought to the green by Mike Adams of Berwick Pa. Adams jumped out to an impressive lead over Gary Wentz and Tim Santee. Jerry Woody of Old Forge Pa. moved into third on lap 2 followed by John Markovic in forth. On lap 4 it would become apparent that Chuck Schartzer would be making his way through the field from 9th in his new Vreelands Harley Davidson sponsored modified. Schartzer working his way through the field moved his way into fifth spot on lap 6 and set his sites on one goal, which was to run down his teammate Adams and move into the lead.

The field remained under green until lap 24 when caution flew for an accident involving Sean Kehley, Mark Washko and Matt Hirshman. On the restart Adams continued to lead over Wentz and Woody. Schartzer continued his charge through the field moving his car into third on lap 27 and battled the last 3 laps with Gary Wentz to the finish of the race. Mike Adams went on to take his first modified career win over Wentz, Schartzer, Woody, and Brain DeFebo. Heat Races were won by Wentz and Kehley.

The American race truck were in for there second appearance of the season. Bernie Singer of Danbury CT. moved into the lead at the drop of the green. As Singer continued to lead Gordon Niel moved into second followed by Chris Winter. The caution flew on lap 19 for the spinning truck of Jeff Kot in turn 2. As the green flew once again Singer would be battled closely for the lead by the 19 of Niel. Niel tried all he could to get around the 99 of Singer, but fell short at the end as Singer went on to score his second win of the season at the speedway, followed by Niel, Kot, Steve Super, and Chris Correl rounded out the top five. heat races were won by Singer and Niel.

Dean Kline brought the Late Models to the green and moved quickly into the lead over the 58 of Barry "the kid" Gommer. Battling door to door, Gommer moved into the lead on lap 4 over Kline and Mike Radocha Sr. Barry Callavini worked his way thru traffic and moved into third on lap 5 and battle the next 13 lap with Kline for second place. Callavini moved into second on lap 19 and set his sites on Gommer. Callavini ran short on time as Gommer went on to take the victory. Callavini, Kline, Larry Fisher and Doug Yanders rounded out the top 5.

Be on hand this Saturday evening as the TQ's make there second appearance of the season along with the Late Models, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks. Also on the schedule for this week is the Frank Greco memorial race {father of Pro Stock driver Frank Greco).

Modifieds
Adams, Wentz, Schartzer, Woody, DeFebo, Frantz, Iddings, Santee, Wagner, Kehley, Hirshman, Edelman, Markovic, Szapacs, Washko, Witkowski, Snyder

Late Models
Gommer, Callavini, Kline, Fisher, Yanders, Radocha Sr., Radocha Jr., Cooper

Pro Stocks
Solt, Greco, Decker, Hughes, Higgins, Hoffman, Davis, Bangs

Street Stocks
Long, Kolek, Hartzell, Spaide, Meckes, D. Babula, Kowalczuk, Swerdon, Kutz, Fink, Burge, Dulina, Kasagrande (dq)

Factory Stocks
Monkoski, Corbisriero, Ciampi, Reakes, Frantz, Dispirito, Buzinski, Burd, ------, Ecker, Heffelfinger

American Race Trucks
Singer, Niel, Winter, Super, Correl, Crispo, Jackson, Kot, Prezemielewski, Dumont

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