Pocono Mountain Speedway 2000-06-10

St. Johns, PA . . . . . . .. Good Racing, Good Food, Good Time had by all. New Winners, New Racers, New attitude at Pocono Mountain Speedway was the feeling in the full grandstands tonight. Jim Buzinski of Slatington made a strong move to...

St. Johns, PA . . . . . . .. Good Racing, Good Food, Good Time had by all. New Winners, New Racers, New attitude at Pocono Mountain Speedway was the feeling in the full grandstands tonight. Jim Buzinski of Slatington made a strong move to pass Paul Monkoski in what had to be the best Factory Stock feature of the year. This will be the division to watch as the field continues to grow week after week. Frank Hughes took the Pro Stock field to the green flag but as the cars came into turn two, Hughes got together with Shawn Gallucci and Albert Kerns. Tires went flying but no one was hurt. This put Mike Higgins to the lead - for the next fifteen laps Higgins and Blaine Barry were one-two with Frank Greco in tow. That is how they ran until Brian Davis went to the outside and made a hard charge to the lead but ran out of laps. Blaine Barry held off Higgins, Davis, Greco and Joe Hoffman to take the win. In what has become a tradition now, when Barry wins all kids are invited into Victory Lane to get their picture taken and the following week the kids can pick up a copy of the shot in victory lane courtesy of the winning Pro Stock driver Blaine Barry. Rich Spaide, Jr. beat Bruce Long for the second time this season. Bruce Long's night was over early as he had a Rocker Arm break on lap four. Donny Hartzell was the early race leader until Hartzell and Spaide got together on lap 4. Ron Babula the pilot of the number 37 and pilot for a major airline who commutes from Nevada as his schedule permits, took over the lead. It took Spaide one lap to get back into the second position, from there Spaide followed Babula for the next 13 laps when finally after making several attempts to grab the lead, got under Babula going into turn two and took the checkered flag from starter Jerry Klick. Chris Burge followed Spaide past Babula to take second followed by Babula and Donny Hartzell. Barry Callavini endured a green flag caution for the cars starting in front of him. Callavini grabbed the lead on lap 3 and held that position for 9 laps until last week's Late Model Feature winner, Barry Gommer passed Callavini and held the top spot for three laps when Callavini got under Gommer coming out of four. On the ensuing lap Doug Yanders, who was up as high as third spot, spun in turn two as he had oil leaking onto his left rear tire making the car impossible to handle, spun bringing out the caution. During this caution something mechanical went wrong under the hood of the second place Gommer causing him to park the car. From there Callavini had to hold off veteran Larry Fisher and Flemington Speedway regular driver, John Stangle who started the race in the last position and an impressive third with Dean Kline on his bumper. Barry "Kid Rock" Baran, Mike Adams and Ike Iddings treated fans to a great one-two-three side-by-side battle for the first half of the mighty modified feature race. Russ Frantz who started in the 12th position made his way through and joined the party these top three were having. On Lap 11 it was Iddings who took the lead and from there he had Mike Adams and Russ Frantz jockeying for position. Iddings had to close the door several times as Adams would make an inside move with Frantz waiting for either of the top two to make a mistake. Neither did and Ike Iddings held on for his first win of the year followed by Adams, Frantz, Brian DeFebo, Jim Hauser, Tim Santee and John Markovic. The short track-racing program is back next Saturday night at 6:00 P.M. for the Modifieds, Street Stocks, Late Models, Factory Stocks and A.R.D.C. Midgets. The action also continues next Sunday as the Microsprints, Go-karts and slingshots invade Pocono Mountain for the Summer Heat Racing Series. The action begins at 2:00 P.M. Kids get ready for the Big Wheel Races on Saturday, June 24th. The kids will be spilt into 5 and under, 6 thru 8 and 9 thru 11. So get those Big Wheels ready. Pocono Mountain Speedway is conveniently located for fans and competitors from Exit 39 (Route 309 / Mountaintop) off Route 80 in the scenic Pocono area. For additional information, contact the track at 570-788-7544 or visit Pocono Mountain Speedway on the web at www.poconomountainspeedway.com. FACTORY STOCKS Heat Winner Heat # 1 Jim Ciampi

FEATURE FINISH: Jim Buzinski (Slatington, PA), Paul Monkoski, Jim Ciampi, Mark Dispirito, Mark Corbisiero, Steve Distler

PRO STOCKS Heat Winners Heat #1: Brian David Heat #2: Blaine Barry

FEATURE FINISH: Blaine Barry (Bath, PA), Mike Higgins, Brian Davis, Frank Greco, Joe Hoffman, Albert Kerns, Chuck Perkoski, Alan Decker, Jim Kripp, Bradley Brown, Jack Cassidy, David Whitenight, Bob Nensteil, Mike Weaver, Frank Hughes, Shawn Gallucci

LATE MODELS Heat Winner Heat #1: Todd Cooper

FEATURE FINISH: Barry Callavini (Humbolt, PA), Larry Fisher, John Stangle, Dean Kline, Mike Radocha, Steve Nederostek, Dwayne Mory, Doug Yanders, Barry Gommer, Todd Cooper, John Cool, Barry Christman

STREET STOCKS Heat Winner Heat #1 Bruce Long

FEATURE FINISH: Rich Spaide Jr. (Wapwallopen, PA), Ron Babula, Chris Burge, Donny Hartzell, Todd Cook, Michael Kowalczyk, John Tombasco, Bruce Long MODIFIED Heat Winners Heat #1: Brian DeFebo Heat #2: Mike Adams Heat #3: Tim Santee

FEATURE FINISH: Ike Iddings (Berwick, PA), Mike Adams, Russ Frantz, Brian DeFebo, Jim Hauser, Tim Santee, John Markovic, Chris Ammon, Ed Rehrig, Chris Clemens, Barry Baran, Tom Hegman, Dale Fey, Gary Wentz, Adam Horwith, Sean Kehley, Chuck Schartzer, Dave Bobst, Jerry Woody, Dan Marcello, Cal Snyder

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Series Stock car
Drivers Chuck Schartzer , David White , Brian Davis