The factory stocks, which are the newest class at the speedway this season, had their highest car count to date and put on a very exciting race for the fans. Shaun Burd brought the field to the green with his team car driven by Mark ...
The factory stocks, which are the newest class at the speedway this season, had their highest car count to date and put on a very exciting race for the fans. Shaun Burd brought the field to the green with his team car driven by Mark Corbisiero. Burd took the lead on the first lap followed by Corbisiero and Jim Buzinski. Caution flew on lap 9 for the spinning car of Wilson Reakes. On the restart it was Burd in the lead followed by hard charging Paul Monkoski and Buzinski. As Monkoski and Buzinski battled for second, Burd built a commanding lead over the rest of the field. At the line it was Burd taking the victory, with a dead heat for second with Buzinski just edging out Monkoski. Heat races were won by Burd and Buzinski.
Doug Yanders and Mike Radocha Sr. brought the Late Model field around for the green. Yanders who appeared to be the car to beat jumped into the lead on the start and built almost a straightaway lead, until the caution flew on lap 9 for the slowing car of Barry Gommer. On the restart it was Yanders followed by the D&B Towing Lumina of Barry Callavini. Callavini who had a new power plant under the hood this week, supplied R.P.M.Engine builders, wasn't going to make this and easy career first win for young exciting Late Model Driver Doug Yanders from Whitehall PA. Battling door to door for the lead, Callavini took the lead on lap 12 but only for a brief moment as Yanders wasn't going to let this one get away. Regaining the lead on lap on lap 13 Yanders set his sites on the finish of the race. A caution on lap 17 slowed the field once again. On the restart it was Yanders followed by Larry Fisher and the 454 of Radocha. Yanders went on to take his first victory of the season followed by Fisher and Callavini. Heat races were won by Yanders and Fisher.
Jerry Woody had high hopes of winning the Modified Feature this week, brought the field around for the green. Woody moved into the lead until caution flew on lap 2 for the spinning car of Chuck Schartzer. On the restart it was Woody followed by the Welsh racing modified of Ike Iddings. Iddings moved into the lead on lap 6, when the red flag flew for a hard impact in turn one involving the Torco racing fuel sponsored 1w of Chris Ammon and Keith Bachman. Ammon climbed from the car under his own power, and was taken from the racing surface by the Butler Twp. ambulance. Ammon who was complaining of severe wrist pain later went to the hospital; no other information was available at press time. On the restart it was Iddings followed by Woody, until the caution flew once again on lap 9 for a wreck involving the Mooney owned 62 of Gary Wentz and the Vreeland Harley Davidson sponsored car of Schartzer. On the restart it was Iddings, Woody, and the Snyder Speed Supply car of Cal Snyder. On lap 12 Snyder moved into second and put on hard charge to catch Iddings. As the green remained out for the rest of the race Iddings built a commanding lead and went on to take the win followed by Snyder and Woody. Heat races were won by Jerry Woody and Sean Kehley.
Joe Hoffman of Drums in the Hoffman Concrete sponsored car brought the Pro Stocks to the green. Hoffman built a commanding lead on the field until caution flew on lap13 for the 51 of Mike Higgins. On the restart it was Hoffman followed by Frank Greco. On lap 17, 2 time Pro Stock champion Joe Solt moved into second. Solt, who tried to run down Hoffman, fell a few laps short as Hoffman went on to take the win followed by Solt and Alan Decker.
Heat races were won by Joe Hoffman and Frank Greco.
The beautifully prepared car of Jennifer Kutz, which was involved in a hard crash at the speedway last week, brought the Street Stock field to the green. Rich Spaide who had been suffering from mechanical problems in the last few weeks moved into the lead on the first lap followed by Kutz, and Bruce Long. Spaide held of Long as the caution flew on lap 7 for the spinning car of Kutz. On the restart it was Spaide followed by Steve Kolek and Donny Hartzell until the caution flew once again for the 16 of John Tombasco. On the restart it was Spaide followed by Kolek who put on late race charge for the lead but fell short as Spaide went on to take the win followed by Kolek and Ron Babula who flew in from Las Vegas (where he works as a pilot) to make the feature event at the speedway. Heat races were won by Bruce Long and Donny Hartzell. Join all the fun and excitement at the speedway this Saturday evening August 12th as the American Race Trucks make their second appearance of the season along with Pocono Mountain Speedway 5 regular divisions. It also will be autograph and camera night for the Late Models and the Pro Stocks. For more information dial 570-788-7544 or look us up on the web at www.poconomountainspeedway.com
<pre> Factory Stocks Shaun Burd, Jim Buzinski, Paul Monkoski, 42, Jim Ciampi, Mark Dispirito, Ron Heffelfinger, Wilson Reakes, Ed Ecker, Steve Distler, Mark Corbisiero, Paul Frantz
Late Models Doug Yanders, Larry Fisher, Barry Callavini, Mike Radocha Sr., Cooper, Mike Radocha Jr., Barry Gommer, Dean Kline, Frank Nederostek, Dwayne Mory
Modified Ike Iddings, Cal Snyder, Jerry Woody, John Markovic, Jerry Hildebrand, Russ Frantz, Tim Santee, Brian DeFebo, Sean Kehley, Barry Baran, Greg Edelman, Mike Adams, Gary Wentz, Chuck Schartzer, Chris Ammon, Keith Bachman, Matt Hirshman
Pro Stocks Joe Hoffman, Joe Solt, Alan Decker, Frank Greco, Bradley Brown, Bob Nensteil, Albert Kerns, Brian Davis, Smith, Frank Hughes, Mike Higgins, Jack Cassidy
Street Stocks Rich Spaide, Steve Kolek, Ron Babula, Bruce Long, Eckes, Greg Dulina, Swerdon, Fink, Mike Kowalczyk, Donny Hartzell, John Tombasco, Chris Burg