May 13th, 2016
Test & Tune Starts 62nd Season At Spencer
by Gary Spaid
Forty-two cars turned out
for the annual Test & Tune session at Spencer Speedway last
Friday to start the 62nd season of oval track racing at this
fames flat half mile oval in upstate New York.
Daryl Lewis Jr. turned in the fast time in the RoC Modifieds. He turned
in a 91.231 mph lap. In the Sunoco Modifieds Mike Leaty turned
in the fast lap, 88.669 mph.
Mitchell Wright took top honors in the Super Stock class, with a lap of
79.646 mph. The Super Sixes had the most cars on hand. Barrett
Schenk turned in the fastest speed with a lap of 68.441 mph. In
the Auto Value Scorpion class, Tom Alloco was the fastest with a
lap of 71,146 mph.
Two vintage modifieds were on hand, as they will be racing at the
speedway in a couple of weeks. Local runner Danny Willmes was
the quickest in that class.
Besides a couple of debris incidents and spin outs, the only accident on
the evening came in the second Auto Value Scorpion session.
Rookie Jacob Heimes made heavy contact with the front stretch
wall exiting the fourth turn, wrecking the front end on his
One car driven by Josh Schoonmaker, in the Super Stock class, was unable
to turn a lap as it would not remain powered up. Cars turned
laps until dusk. Each division was able to run four session of
testing. A good number of fans were also on hand.
This coming Friday, May 20, Spencer will open their 62nd annual season
with a regular program of NASCAR Sunoco Modifieds, Super Sixes
and Auto Value Scorpion 4-Cylinders. Race time begins at 7:30 pm
Spencer Speedway is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, NY,
along Route 104 in the Town of Williamson. Spencer Speedway is
the local “ NASC AR Place to Race” for Central New York in 2016.
Points earned each week at Spencer are counted into the national
NASC AR Whelen All-American Points.