Accord opener on April 12 rained out

Accord Speedway owner Gary Palmer praised Mother Nature for watering his dirt track on Thursday but he feared the worst for his 2013 season opener.
Sure enough, Friday’s rains forced a postponement of the Accord Speedway season opener. Six race divisions will take to the track on Friday, April 19 – however, the early AccuWeather forcecast for that night calls for rain.

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OCFS results from April 14

Pole sitter Chris Shultz led from start to finish and claimed the opening modified race of the season, a 40-lap feature at Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night.
Michael Storms moved from his 14th starting position to finish second and Clinton Mills surged from 24th to third. Steve Dodd and Jackie Brown finished fourth and fifth. Recent champs Tommy Meier and Jerry Higbie placed 20th and 22nd, respectively.
Defending sportsman champion Gary Edwards was victorious on opening night, also winning from the pole by a comfortable two seconds. Tyler Boniface improved six spots to place second. Jimmy Spellmon, Brian Krummel and Frank Venezia rounded out the top five.
Defending champ Mike Dutka won from the pole in the pro stock feature, edging Ron Nuzzaro Jr. by three-quarters of a second. Stephen Kammer started on the front row in the street stock, grabbed the lead on lap six and held on for victory by a half-second over Ray Tarantino.

Modified
Feature (40 laps): 1. Chris Shultz; 2. Mike Storms; 3. Clinton Mills; 4. Steve Dodd; 5. Jackie Brown; 6. Danny Creeden; 7. Bob McGannon; 8. John Lieto; 9. Tim Hindley; 10. Jesse Kline; 11. Mike Ruggiero; 12. Joe Morel; 13. Dave Werber; 14. Bill Pascual; 15. Chris Whitehead (-1 lap); 16. Jim Bobbitt (-3); 17. Jeremy Markle (-4); 18. Billy VanInwegen (-11); 19. Mike Kolka (-20); 20. Tommy Meier (-19); 21. Neil Harris (-22); 22. Jerry Higbie (-38); 23. Donnie Wilson (-39); 24. Donnie Elliott (-39); 25. Craig Mitchell (-39). Did not start: Brett Graham. Did not qualify: Rich Eurich; Justin Gozzi.
Heat 1: Shultz; 2. Meier; 3. Kline; 4. Billy Wilson; 5. Storms; 6. VanInwegen; 7. Harris; 8. Eurich; 9. Kolka; 10. Graham.
Heat 2: 1. Markle; 2. McGannon; 3. Dodd; 4. Hindley; 5. Brown; 6. Elliott; 7. Morel; 9. Mills.
Heat 3: 1. Whitehead; 2. Creeden; 3. Higbie; 4. Lieto; 5. Ruggiero; 6. Werber; 7. Gozzi; 8. Bobbitt; 9. Mitchell.
Consolation: 1. Elliott; 2. Mitchell; 3. Harris; 4. Morel; 5. Mills; 6. Kolka; 7. Bobbitt; 8. Graham; 9. Gozzi. Did not start: Eurich.
Sportsman
Feature (20 laps): 1. Gary Edwards Jr.; 2. Tyler Boniface; 3. Jimmy Spellmon; 4. Brian Krummel; 5. Frank Venezia; 6. R.J. Smykla; 7. Matt Hitchcock; 8. John Lodini; 9. Stan Jablonka; 10. Tyler McKee; 11. Mark Bishop; 12. Danny Cronk; 13. Randy Green; 14. Anthony Perrego; 15. Chris Stevens (-1 lap); 16. Joe Barbagallo Jr. (-1); 17. Shane Jablonka (-1); 18. R.J. Smith (-4); 19. Steve Pinto (-6); 20. Frank Doty (-6); 21. Ken Boniface Jr. (-12); 22. Bryanna Hurban (-13); 23. Matt Janiak (-14); 24. Tyler Dippel (-15). Did not qualify: George Begg; Tommy Vigh; Rick Mill; Jimmy Devitt; John Smykla Jr.; Dion Naples; Darryl Ford; Andrew Reeves; Kurt Hundeland; Eddie Burgess; Travis Jablonka; Kyle Cicio.
Heat 1: 1. Dippel; 2. Sh. Jablonka; 3. Cronk; 4. Janiak; 5. Pinto; 6. McKee; 7. Vigh; 8. Devitt. Did not start: T. Jablonka.
Heat 2: 1. Edwards Jr.; 2. Boniface; 3. St. Jablonka; 4. Bishop; 5. Green; 6. J. Smykla; 7. Cicio; 8. Mill; 9. Reeves.
Heat 3: 1. Smith; 2. Boniface; 3. Venezia; 4. Perrego; 5. F. Doty; 6. Stevens; 7. Hitchcock; 8. Naples; 9. Hunderland.
Heat 4: 1. Spellmon; 2. Krummel; 3. Lodini; 4. R.J. Smykla; 5. Hurban; 6. Barbagallo; 7. D. Ford; 8. Burgess; 9. Begg.
Consolation: 1. T. McKee; 2. Stevens; 3. Barbagallo Jr.; 4. Hitchcock; 5. D. Ford; 6. J. Smykla; 7. Reeves; 8. Vigh; 9. Devitt; 10. Begg; 11. Hunderland; 12. Naples; 13. Burgess. Did not start: T. Jablonka; Cicio; Mill.
Pro stock
Feature (12 laps): 1. Mike Dutka; 2. Ron Nuzzaro Jr.; 3. Troy Arnold; 4. Bobby Schade; 5. Paul Maiolo (-1 lap); 6. Joel Murns (-3); 7. John Velde (-12).
Street stock
Feature (15 laps): 1. Stephen Kammer; 2. Ray Tarantino; 3. Charles Donald; 4. John Hechinger; 5. Dave Van Sise; 6. Matt Burke; 7. Kevin Coleman; 8. Ron Constable; 9. Stan Vishinski Sr.; 10. Marty Van Nieuwland; 11. Tom Shortway; 12. Rob Ryder; 13. Tom Talamini (-1 lap); 14. Charlie Houghtaling (-9). Did not start: Harry Shortway.
Heat 1: 1. Houghtaling; 2. Tarantino; 3. Constable; 4. Burke; 5. Vishinski; 6. Van Nieuwland; 7. Shortway; 8. Talamini; 9. Rob Ryder.
Heat 2: 1. Kammer; 2. Hechinger; 3. Van Sise; 4. Donald; 5. Shortway; 6. Coleman.

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Bethel Motor Speedway announces 2012 schedule

Auto racing
Bethel announces schedule
The April 21 practice opener at Bethel Motor Speedway will feature free grandstand admission, with points racing beginning April 28. There will be 26 race dates, up until October 7. Admission prices have gone up one dollar to $6.
There are two doubleheader weekends, with special Sunday cards, on July 7-8 and Oct. 6-7. INEX, the international sanctioning body for Legends, Badoleros and Legends dirt modified cars, will close its national points season on Oct. 7.
LegendStock, an INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier, is set for Aug. 4. The Empire Sports Trucks will make their debut, with six dates, including a tour race on Sept. 22. The ATQMRA Midgets and Northeast Vintage Dirt Modifieds make two appearances, and single dates are set for the 4C Supermodifieds and World Formula Modified Tour.
Weekly competition will be held in Legends, pro stock, street stock, BMS modified and 4-cylinder classes, with each class getting certain weeks off during the regular season.
Saturday shows start at 5 p.m. with an 11 p.m. curfew. The two Sunday shows start at 2 p.m. and are curfewed by 8 p.m.

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Accord Speedway results from Friday, April 30

Modified
1. Brett Hearn; 2. Danny Tyler; 3. Jerry Higbie Jr.; 4. Andy Bachetti; 5. Jeff Richardson; 6. Rich Eurich; 7. Vinnie DeCicco; 8. Brian Malcolm; 9. Robbie Green; 10. Scott Ferrier; 11. Greg Hastie; 12. Rick Mill; 13. Tony Kawalchuk; 14. John Dixon; 15. Ronnie Johnson; 16. Rick Wegner; 17. Sean Gunter; 18. Mel Schrufer; 19. Rick Holsten; 20. Dom Roselli; 21. Mike Ricci; 22. Lex Burritt. Did not start: Neil Harris.
Sportsman
1. Jesse Marks; 2. Dave Coene; 3. Anthony Perrego; 4. Darryl Ford; 5. Kevin Ward; 6. Ray See Jr.; 7. Shane Jablonka; 8. Jeff Hulseapple; 9. Mike Senecal; 10. Al Archiere; 11. Ken Ferrier; 12. Mike Barrett; 13. Willy Auchmoody; 14. Jimmy Cronk; 15. Kevin Krom; 16. Will Dietz; 17. Ryan Stortini; 18. Greg McCloskey; 19. Brian Krummel; 20. Mike Ruggiero.
Spec sportsman
1. Kyle Rohner; 2. Joe Judge; 3. Tyler Boniface; 4. Mike Sabia; 5. Chris Stevens; 6. Kyle VanDuser; 7. Tom Tersillo; 8. Kayla Smykla; 9. Jason Roe; 10. John Sundlof; 11. Jack Skerrit; 12. Eric Moon; 13. Tom Cole; 14. Patrick Murphy; 15. Tom Johnson; 16. Ken Boniface Jr.; 17. Kyle Cicio; 18. Kenny Hinsch; 19. Phil Recchio; 20. Matt Hitchcock. Did not start: Danny Cross.
Pro stock
1. Emerson Cargain Jr.; 2. Torin Betterton; 3. Larry Temple Jr.; 4. Wayne Hajek; 5. John Rood; 6. Bill Rion; 7. Ralph Ronk; 8. John Roese; 9. Jim Sykes; 10. Chris Zeko; 11. Tom Vasta; 12. Rich Scott; 13. Don Carlson. Did not start: Clarence Smith Jr.
Pure stock
Holdover from April 23: 1. Gary Ronk; 2. Paul Aragon Jr.; 3. Jay Smalley; 4. Joe Knoth; 5. Ryan Johnson; 6. Mike Deyo; 7. Ray Tarantino; 8. Steven Kanuk; 9. Dan Maher; 10. Kyle Wright; 11. Steve Cooper; 12. Richard Stickle; 13. Robert Ball; 14. Phil Johnson; 15. Eugene Helms; 16. Joe Narok; 17. Brian Elem. Did not start: John Woinoski.
Regular feature: 1. Gary Ronk; 2. Mike Deyo; 3. Ray Tarantino; 4. Don Maher; 5. Joe Narok; 6. Kyle Wright; 7. Richard Stickle; 8. Joe Knoth; 9. Steve Cooper; 10. Ryan Johnson; 11. Jay Smalley; 12. Robert Ball; 13. Steven Kanuk; 14. Paul Aragon Jr.; 15. Phil Johnson. Did not start: Brian Elem; John Woinoski.

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Northeast Vintage club announces 2010 dates

The Northeast Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Club has announced its tentative 2010 schedule. There will be plenty of visits to local race tracks Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, Accord Speedway and Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake.
Feb. 26-28 — Ledgewood (N.J.) Mall Car Show (show only)
March 19-21 — Middletown Motorsports Show, Orange County Fair Arena (show only)
April 30 — Accord
May 1 — Rhinebeck Antique Auto Show, Dutchess County Fairgrounds (show only)
May 8 — OCFS
May 22 — Bethel
May 28 — Accord
June 5 — OCFS
June 25 — Accord
July 10 — OCFS, third annual Nostalgia Night (race and display)
July 23 — Afton Motor Speedway (race and display)
July 25 — Orange County Antique Auto Show, Montgomery (show only)
July 30 — Penn-Can Speedway, Susquehanna, Pa. (race and display)
Aug. 7 — Fonda Speedway
Aug. 14 — OCFS
Aug. 15 — Thunder Mountain Speedway, Center Lisle
Aug. 21 — Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon
Aug. 27 — Accord
Sept. 11 — OCFS
Sept. 25 — Accord, King of the Catskills
Oct. 8-9 — Five Mile Point Speedway, Kirkwood, N.Y. (displays both days, exhibition on Friday, open race on Saturday)
Oct. 24 — OCFS, Eastern States (race and display)

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Eastern States Sunday show postponed

The rain that was supposed to make a mess of Eastern States all weekend has finally done so.
The Sunday show, featuring the big-block modified 200-lap championship, has been postponed due to wet weather.
The event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, with the racing to start at 11 a.m. The raindate for that event is Sunday, Nov. 8.
The last time the Eastern States had a postponement was 1995, when the Saturday card was rained out and held a week later.

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Make it a dozen for Brett Hearn (updated 9:17 p.m.)

Brett Hearn extended his Eastern States win record to 12 in the small-block modified division at Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Hearn was running third and Michael Storms fourth when both drivers shot by Tommy Meier and Rick Laubach on the 69th lap. Hearn had little trouble holding his lead, Storms didn’t have enough power to overtake him and Meier’s damaged left wheel snapped off on lap 98, dropping him from third to 24th.
Laubach finished third, David Van Horn Jr. was fourth, Tim Hindley was fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Andy Bachetti, Pat Ward, Bobby Varin, Billy Decker and Jeremy Markle.
The small block trailers are moving out, and the sportsman trailers are moving in in the pits this afternoon. Race officials are hopeful to resume racing by 4 o’clock, with action in sportsman (time trials, heats, 50 lap championship), both pure stock divisions and the Capital Region Sprint Agency A-Main final.

Eastern States

358 modified

100-lap championship (extended to 104 laps due to cautions): 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Michael Storms; 3. Rick Laubach; 4. David Van Horn Jr.; 5. Tim Hindley; 6. Andy Bachetti; 7. Pat Ward; 8. Bobby Varin; 9. Billy Decker; 10. Jeremy Markle; 11. Danny Creeden; 12. Chuck McKee (103 laps); 13. Donnie Wilson (103); 14. Kirk Horton (103); 15. Mel Schrufer (102); 16. Erik Nelson (102); 17. Justin Holland (102); 18. Tim Bayles (102); 19. Matt Hitchcock (101); 20. John McGill (101); 21. Jimmy Spellmon (101); 22. Rich Coons (99); 23. Chris Stevens (98); 24. Tommy Meier (97); 25. Elmo Reckner (97); 26. Joe Giachinta (96); 27. Billy Eggers (95); 28. C.V. Elms (94); 29. John Ferrier (93); 30. Kyle Armstrong (89); 31. Chris Shultz (87); 32. Tim Fuller (66); 33. Jerry Higbie Jr. (57); 34. Richie Eurich (48); 35. Bobby Hentschel (29); 36. Kevin Ward (28); 37. Kenny Tremont (25); 38. Eddie Burgess (19); 39. Jeff Heotzler Jr. (6); 40. Kolby Schroder (5).

Consolation: 1. Jimmy Spellmon; 2. Bobby Hentschel; 3. Matt Hitchcock; 4. Billy Eggers; 5. Mel Schrufer; 6. Joe Giachinta; 7. Kevin Pettrucci; 8. Sammy Piazza; 9. Doc Young; 10. Billy Lowden Jr.

 

Modified

Heat 1: 1. Rick Mill; 2. Rick Laubach; 3. Jeff Heotzler Jr.; 4. Gary Edwards Jr.; 5. Jimmy Johnson; 6. Colin Jackson; 7. Mel Schrufer.

Heat 2: 1. Chuck McKee; 2. Pat Ward; 3. Andy Bachetti; 4. Bob McGannon; 5. Donnie Wilson; 6. Billy Lowden Jr.; 7. Erik Holmgren; 8. Butch Tittle.

Heat 3: 1. Tommy Meier; 2. Danny Creeden; 3. Michael Storms; 4. Craig Mitchell; 5. Kirk Horton; 6. Erik Nelson; 7. John Ferrier.

Heat 4: 1. Mitch Gibbs; 2. Kenny Tremont Jr.; 3. Chris Shultz; 4. Mike Kolka; 5. Billy Eggers; 6. Mel Schrufer; 7. Sammy Piazza.

Heat 5: 1. David Van Horn Jr.; 2. Tim Hindley; 3. Bobby Varin; 4. Ric Hill; 5. Jimmy Horton; 6. Kevin Duryea.

Heat 6: 1. Richie Eurich; 2. Steve Dodd; 3. Clinton Mills; 4. Jeremy Markle; 5. Tim Bayles

Starting grid for Sunday’s championship

Championship (200 laps): 1. Tim Fuller; 2. Matt Sheppard; 3. Brett Hearn; 4. Jerry Higbie Jr.; 5. Jimmy Phelps; 6. Billy Decker; 7. Rick Mill; 8. Chuck McKee; 9. Tommy Meier; 10. Mitch Gibbs; 11. David Van Horn Jr.; 12. Richie Eurich; 13. Rick Laubach; 14. Pat Ward; 15. Danny Creeden; 16. Kenny Tremont Jr.; 17. Tim Hindley; 18. Steve Dodd; 19. Jeff Heotzler Jr.; 20. Andy Bachetti; 21. Michael Storms; 22. Chris Shultz; 23. Bobby Varin; 24. Clinton Mills; 25. Gary Edwards Jr.; 26. Bob McGannon; 27. Craig Mitchell; 28. Mike Kolka; 29. Ric Hill; 30. Jeremy Markle (the remaining spots will be determined by Sunday consolation races and the guaranteed starter pool).

Sunday consolation pool: Jimmy Johnson; Colin Jackson; Mel Schrufer; Donnie Wilson; Billy Lowden Jr.; Erik Holmgren; Butch Tittle; Kirk Horton (guaranteed starter); Erik Nelson; John Ferrier; Billy Eggers; Mel Schrufer; Sammy Piazza; Jimmy Horton; Kevin Duryea; Tim Bayles.

 

Sportsman

Championship (50 laps): 1. Matt Hitchcock; 2. Joe Conklin; 3. Mike Ruggiero; 4. Bobby Hentschel; 5. Daryl Ford; 6. Frank Venezia; 7. Erik Holmgren; 8. Anthony Perrego; 9. Sammy Piazza; 10. Jeff Richardson; 11. Dion Naples; 12. Shane Jablonka; 13. Jimmy Spellmon; 14. Randy Sweetman; 15. John Aumick; 16. Kyle Cicio; 17. Kevin Ward (49 laps); 18. John Ferrier (44); 19. Matt Janiak (37); 20. Jake Schlagel (36); 21. Rich Coons (32); 22. Jeff Heotzler Jr. (25); 23. Al Archiere (25); 24. Roger Henion (12); 25. Rob Rowe (12); 26. Eddie Burgess (11); 27. Keith Still (11); 28. Tim Paul (10); 29. Kevin Petrucci (10). Disqualified: Mike Sabia (unsportsmanlike conduct).

Heat 1: 1. Erik Holmgren; 2. Jeff Richardson; 3. Frank Venezia; 4. Matt Janiak; 5. Kevin Petrucci; 6. Chris Stevens; 7. C.V. Elms; 8. Kyle Cicio; 9. Dion Naples; 10. Joe Wilgus.

Heat 2: 1. Eddie Burgess; 2. Kevin Ward; 3. Mike Sabia; 4. Randy Sweetman; 5. Scott Matthews; 6. Jake Schlagel; 7. Tim Paul; 8.Tony Montesi; 9. Joe Giachinta.

Heat 3: 1. John Ferrier; 2. Bobby Hentschel; 3. Jeff Heotzler Jr.; 4. John Aumick; 5. Keith Still; 6. Steve Pinto; 7. Rich Eggers; 8. Doc Young; 9. Mike VanTassel.

Heat 4: 1. Mike Ruggiero; 2. Rich Coons; 3. Anthony Perrego; 4. Justin Holland; 5. Al Archieri; 6. Robbie Knipe; 7. Shane Jablonka; 8. Rob Rowe; 9. Bobby Hassenmayer.

Consolation 1: 1. Keith Still; 2. Kevin Petrucci; 3. Kyle Cicio; 4. Dion Naples; 5. Steve Pinto; 6. Justin Holland; 7. Chris Stevens; 8. Mike VanTassel; 9. C.V. Elms; 10. Rich Eggers.

Consolation 2: 1. Jake Schlagel; 2. Tim Paul; 3. Rob Rowe; 4. Shane Jablonka; 5. Tony Montesi; 6. Scott Matthews; 7. Robbie Knipe; 8. Joe Wilgus; 9. Bobby Hassenmayer.

Time trials: 1. Joe Conklin 22.039 seconds (102.092 mph); 2. Sammy Piazza 22.163 (101.521); 3. Matt Hitchcock 22.177 (101.456); 4. Daryl Ford 22.217 (101.274); 5. Roger Henion 22.278 (100.996); 6. Jimmy Spellmon 22.337 (100.730); 7. Erik Holmgren 22.357 (100.640); 8. Eddie Burgess 22.359 (100.631); 9. Bobby Hentschel 22.377 (100.550); 10. Anthony Perrego 22.383 (100.523); 11. Frank Venezia 22.406 (100.420); 12. Kevin Ward 22.447 (100.236); 13. John Ferrier 22.452 (100.214); 14. Mike Ruggiero 22.458 (100.187); 15. Jeff Richardson 22.517; 16. Jake Schlagel 22.631; 17. John Aumick 22.632; 18. Rich Coons 22.635; 19. Matt Janiak 22.693; 20. Mike Sabia 22.699; 21. Jeff Heotzler Jr.; 22.775; 22. Shane Jablonka 22.795; 23. Kevin Petrucci 22.831; 24. Doc Young 22.836; 25. Justin Holland 22.871; 26. Chris Stevens 22.898; 27. Randy Sweetman 22.908; 28. Keith Still 22.909; 29. Robbie Knipe 23.003; 30. C.V. Elms 23.014; 31. Tim Paul 23.093; 32. Steve Pinto 23.097; 33. Al Archieri 23.124; 34. Dion Naples 23.137; 35. Tony Montesi 23.161; 36. Mike VanTassel 23.176; 37. Rob Rowe 23.290; 38. Kyle Cicio 23.327; 39. Scott Matthews 23.330; 40. Rich Eggers 23.800; 41. Bobby Hassenmayer 23.872; 42. Joe Wilgus 25.046; 43. Joe Giachinta no time.

 

Veteran pure stock

Championship (20 laps): 1. John Hechinger; 2. Emerson Cargain Sr.; 3. Ray Hall Sr.; 4. Bob Palmer; 5. Ray Hall Jr.; 6. Marty Van Neuiwland; 7. Chris Streeter; 8. Mike Vigiletti; 9. Joey Morey; 10. Stan Vishinski Sr.; 11. Ray Tarantino; 12. Chad Arsenault.

 

Amateur pure stock

Championship (20 laps): 1. Dave Van Sise; 2. Charles Donald; 3. Stan Vishinski Jr.; 4. Kyle Pepin; 5. Mike Consales; 6. Jim Maher; 7. Joe Paino; 8. Tom Shortway; 9. Tom Talamini Sr.; 10. Harry Shortway; 11. Stephen Kammer; 12. Frank Thissen; 13. Matt Burke; 14. Michael Jones; 15. Ron Constable.

 

Capital Region Sprint Agency

Championship (25 laps); 1. Dylan Swiernik; 2. John Matrafailo; 3. Jeff VanSteenburg; 4. John Lodini; 5. Chad King; 6. Matt Tanner; 7. Craig Rochelle; 8. Tyler Rice; 9. John Cunningham; 10. Bill Jaycox; 11. Jimmy McCaffrey; 12. Tim Damiani (24 laps); 13. Bruno Leombruno (23); 14. John Leombruno (23); 15. Dan Hennessy (18); 16. Jeremy Quick (13); 17. Chuck Alessi (4).

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Fuller brushes to big block trials triumph

Tim Fuller has earned the starting pole position for Sunday’s Eastern States 200 big block modified championship. Fuller was the lead time trialer on Friday afternoon at Orange County Fair Speedway.
Fuller, Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn, Jerry Higbie Jr., Jimmy Phelps and Billy Decker secured the top six starting spots.
Fuller went out in the second group of trialers and posted a fast lap of 20.721 seconds on his second circuit.

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Syracuse champ Sheppard finally shows up

Super DIRT Week modified champion Matt Sheppard is a late arrival to Orange County Fair Speedway, but better late than never.
Sheppard’s white tractor trailer entered the infield shortly before 3 p.m., but after the modified cars had taken hot laps practice. We’ll see if track officials will let Sheppard shake down his car before the upcoming time trials.

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Meier earns pole position for 358 finale

Orange County Fair Speedway multiple-division champion Tommy Meier earned the pole position for Saturday’s Eastern States 100 small-block modified championship by posting the fastest time trial on Friday afternoon. Rounding out the top six starting spots are Rick Laubach, Billy Decker, Michael Storms, Brett Hearn and David Van Horn Jr.
Banished to the qualifying heats were Nos. 7-10 trialers Tim Fuller, Kenny Tremont, Tim Hindley and Danny Creeden. They were followed by Andy Bachetti, Jerry Higbie Jr., Chris Shultz, Pat Ward and Richie Eurich.
Meier was the 12th driver to take turns on Friday. He posted a time of 21.529 seconds around the 5/8ths-mile on his first circuit and a 21.158 on his second lap.

Unofficial results (I have not received the timing sheets yet)
Time trials: 1. Tommy Meier 21.158 seconds; 2. Rick Laubach 21.306; 3. Billy Decker 21.545; 4. Michael Storms 21.577; 5. Brett Hearn 21.590; 6. David Van Horn Jr. 21.610; 7. Tim Fuller 21.721; 8. Kenny Tremont 21.772; 9. Tim Hindley 21.955; 10. Danny Creeden 22.005; 11. Andy Bachetti 22.039; 12. Jerry Higbie Jr. 22.051; 13. Chris Shultz 22.061; 14. Pat Ward 22.152; 15. Richie Eurich 22.340

Bobby Varin 22.413; Billy Eggers 22.465; Kirk Horton 22.483; Donnie Wilson 22.519; Elmo Reckner 22.531; Mel Schrufer 22.577; Chuck McKee 22.787; John Ferrier 23.068; Tim Bayles 23.287; John McGill 23.385; Erik Nelson 23.460; Jeremy Markle 23.530; Eddie Burgess 23.569; Justin Holland 23.613; Rich Coons 23.665; Kevin Petrucci 23.694; Jeff Heotzler Jr. 24.105; Billy Lowden Jr. 24.429; Chris Stevens 24.447; C.V. Elms 24.576; Doc Young 25.053

 

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