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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