Emhof Wins Six Gun Race at Black Rock Sodus, NY - Black Rock Speedway hosted the second race of the 1999 Dow Corning/Kaman Industrial Technologies Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout on June 11, 1999 and Mike Emhof, of Sodus, NY, took home the victory.
Emhof Wins Six Gun Race at Black Rock
Sodus, NY - Black Rock Speedway hosted the second race of the 1999 Dow Corning/Kaman Industrial Technologies Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout on June 11, 1999 and Mike Emhof, of Sodus, NY, took home the victory. The event was sanctioned by Central New York Mini Sprints (CNYMS), Inc.
Emhof started the night second to Dave Peworchik (Harporsville, NY) in CNYMS tour points and, with his win, took the tour points lead as well as tying Peworchik for the lead in Six Gun Shootout points. The win was Emhof's second on the CNYMS tour this year. Emhof started the feature in the third position.
The race wasn't even a lap old when the red flag flew for a multi-car tangle in the first turn, which left P.J. Peworchik (Binghamton) upside down and done for the night. After the restart, Emhof chased pole sitter, Brian Burns, (West Shokan, NY) for the early part of the race. Burns then slowed, suddenly, when the rear end of his car let go, and Emhof took the lead. Emhof withstood several challe nges by 1998 CNYMS tour points champion, Marc Lapan (Glens Falls, NY) on restarts after caution laps to take the checkered flag in the 20 lap feature. Lapan finished second.
Rounding out the top five were Jim VanSteenburg (West Shokan, NY), Jeff Howell (Rochester, NY) and A. J. Bagozzi (Camillus, NY). Lapan and Dave Peworchik won heat races.
In addition to the winner's purse, which was sponsored by Lessord's Chrysler Products (Sodus, NY), Emhof was also presented a package of specialty lubricants and apparel supplied by Six Gun series sponsors Dow Corning and Kaman Industrial Technologies. Lapan took home a gift certificate from Seymour Enterprises, a distributor of performance race products for open wheel and stock car racers. The Weld Wheels Race Hard Charger Award was given to Ed Warren, of Baldwinsville, NY. This award is given to the driver who finishes out of the top five and who advances the most positions in the feature race from his starting spot. Jeff Lamothe was the recipient of the Cleason Concrete Products (Palmyra, NY) "750 Club" Award, a cash bonus to the highest finishing 750 cc powered machine in the feature race. The Pennzoil product contingency award, made possible by Slate Belt Auto Parts, Bangor, PA., went to Darl Ellis (Port Crane, NY). The feature winner bases this award on a random drawing of all the feature finishers. The Six Gun Shootout and CNYMS tour will travel to Penn Can Speedway, Susquehanna, PA, on July 1st. for the third Shootout race and the third race of the Penn Can Challenge Cup. Slate Belt Auto Parts sponsors this race. On July 2nd the fourth Shootout race will be held at Afton (NY) Speedway.
6/18/99 Race Results: Heat #1: Marc Lapan, Mike Emhof, Brian Burns, Jim VanSteenburg, Derek Paddock, Phil Peworchik, Jeff Lamothe, Ed Warren Heat #2: David Peworchik, Jeff Howell, A.J. Bagozzi, Blasé Regina, Darl Ellis, Dennis Fink, Dave Huss Feature: Emhof, Lapan, VanSteenburg, Howell, Bagozzi, Regina, Paddock, Ellis, D. Peworchik, Warren, Thurlow, Burns, Lamothe, P. Peworchik, Fink (DNS), Huss (DNS) CNYMS Tour Points, Top 10: Emhof (710), D. Peworchik (706), VanSteenburg (680), Lapan (673), Ellis (601), Thurlow (589), Lamothe (566), Warren (505), P. Peworchik (501) Lapp (482) Six Gun Series Points Top 10: Emhof (238), D. Peworchik (238), Lapan (218), Burns (217), VanSteenburg (217), Regina (213), Ellis (202), Warren (201), Thurlow (192), P. Peworchik (188)