Sodus, NY - The 2000 Woodard's Concrete Products Central New York Mini Sprint Tour visited Thunder Mountain for an Independence Day Weekend special. Mini sprint track regular Don Harvey proved he was king of the hill as he took the July 2nd...
Sodus, NY - The 2000 Woodard's Concrete Products Central New York Mini Sprint Tour visited Thunder Mountain for an Independence Day Weekend special. Mini sprint track regular Don Harvey proved he was king of the hill as he took the July 2nd feature at the Center Lisle (NY) facility. Harvey (Milford, NY) started the night by winning the first of the three heat races. Luck of the draw inverted the first six positions for the start of the feature; Harvey started outside the third row while Brian Burns (West Shokan, NY) took the pole position. When the race's first caution flag flew on lap 6, Harvey had worked to the front, with Jeff Howell (Rochester, NY) in the runner up position. The race was halted on lap 10, when the mini sprints of John Anderika (Pittston, PA) and Jeremy Vunk (Burlington Flats, NY) tangled. The top two positions were unchanged, with Bob Scaccio (Suffern, NY) third. Howell then left the race with mechanical problems, and Harvey weathered a restart after a caution on lap 13 to take the checkered in the 20 lap feature. Scaccio held on for second, and Burns finished third. Mike Emhof (Sodus, NY) picked his way through the field from his 11th starting position to finish fourth. A. J. Bagozzi (Camillus, NY) rounded out the top five. In addition to Harvey, heat race winners were Steve Klock (Whitney Point, NY) and Scaccio. Cory Sparks (Scotia, NY) took the B-main. In addition to the winner's purse, Harvey took home a contingency product award from Farrell Oil (Wilton, NY) and a gift certificate from Seymore Enterprises (Malboro, MA). Tom Richard (Tolland, CT) took home a cash bonus for the top finishing 750 cc machine. The Bruce Brown/B & S Trucking cash bonus went to feature finisher Howard Thurlow (New Hartford, NY). Twenty-nine mini sprint teams packed the pits for the race, the highest car count this year on the CNYMS tour. The Thunder Mountain regulars were joined by CNYMS teams from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Dave Gibson and Richard Yeomans of the American Mini Sprint Association towed from Georgia for the show. The CNYMS tour stop at Penn Can Speedway on July 3rd was postponed due to rain. The teams will travel to Fulton (NY) Speedway on July 15th for the Mid Summer Mini Sprint Shootout. For all the news and notes, driver profiles, and current standings, visit the CNYMS website at www.speedwayad.com/cnyms.
<pre> Feature Finish: D. Harvey, B. Scaccio, B. Burns, M. Emhof, A.J. Bagozzi, S. Boyd, E. Warren, A. Cain, C. Sparks, D. Smith, F. Rumenapp, P. James, J. Fink, T. Richard, D. Gibson, S. Klock, H. Thurlow, J. Howell, D. Fink, J. Vunk, J. Lawlor, P.J. Peworchik, J. Anderika, B. White, A. Copeland (DNS), G. Moore (DNS); B. Brown (DNQ), D. Huss (DNQ), R. Yeomans (DNQ)
CNYMS Points (Top 10): Emhof (464), Peworchik (452), James (438), Smythe (372), B. Scaccio (360), Burns (335), J. Fink (325), D. Fink (322), Jaycox (301), B. White (243)