May 20th, 2016
D.L.J. Wins Modified Opener At Spencer
by Gary Spaid
When asked by the announcer
if he would be the first to be glad he ran American Racer Tires,
NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature winner, Daryl Lewis Jr.,
responded, “That’s a big 10-4”.
Lewis used his up front starting position to lead all 35 laps of the
Sunoco Modified feature. “We had some luck tonight,” Lewis
related to the crowd on hand. “Kevin (Timmerman) is a tough
customer, but he is a very clean driver. We are lucky to hold
Mike Hyman, from Williamson, took top honors in the Auto Value 4-Cylinder
Scorpion feature. “This is the same cars we had last year, with
a new body and paint,” stated Hyman from victory lane.
In the Super Six class Barrett Schenk led all 20-laps to win his first
feature of the year by some six car lengths over Tim Faro.
“There is a third lane outside tonight. I use a smaller motr so
I can go deeper into the turns and get back on it faster. That
could be a key to my success.” Schenk stated after the feature.
The start of the 35-lap Sunoco Modified feature was aborted. The second
try at a clean start saw Daryl Lewis Jr. take the lead over
Kevin Timmerman and Amy Catalano. Mike Leaty quickly joined the
fray in fourth. These four cars seemed to be the class of the
field and began to pull away from Tommy Catalano in fifth.
With just three laps remaining, the yellow flew for a spin by newcomer
Steve Link in the fourth turn. This set up a dash to the
checkers. Lewis Jr., was able to hold Timmerman at bay. Leaty
used this restart opportunity to take third from Amy Catalano.
At the line it was Lewis Jr., Timmerman, Leaty, Amy Catalano and Tommy
Catalano. When asked about the restart, Timmerman stated,” the
outside here is always rough at the beginning of each year. It’s
tough to challenge out there.”
The Super Sixes were able to run Green-to-Checkers. This allowed pole
sitter Barrett Schenk to grab the lead and start to pull away
slightly from the rest of the field. Tim Faro fell into second
followed by Ashley Schoonmaker. They would remain in this order
at the checkers. Brian Hallett and Van Grant rounded out the top
The 15-lap Auto Value 4-Cylinder Scorpions were the first feature on the
track. The start saw Paul Flye take the lead. But second place
Mike Hyman made his move on the inside down the back stretch on
the second lap to take the lead. Hyman was then able to pull
away to a three car advantage.
The yellow flew on lap 11 for a spinout in the third turn by Dave Himes.
Hymoan protected his lead on the restart. Flye settled for
second behind Hyman at the finish. Jennifer Dennie made a hard
charge on the white flag lap to take third from Carrie Bolton.
Bolton came home in fourth followed by Tom Alloco.
This coming Friday, May 27, Spencer Speedway will be hosting another
regular night of NASCAR racing including the Sunoco Modifieds,
Super Sixes and 4-Cylinder Scorpions. A special “Meet and Greet”
is scheduled for the front stretch during intermission. Fans
will be allowed onto the track and get up close and next to the
cars and stars at Spencer Speedway. Race time begins at 7:30 pm.
The mighty RoC Modifieds return to Spencer for their first of two
appearances in two weeks, June 3. They will be running a 75-lap
feature on that date. The NYS SuperStocks are also on that race
Anyone who brings their ticket stub back the following week gets a $3
discount off an adult or senior ticket.
Spencer Speedway is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, NY,
along Route 104 in the Town of Williamson. Spencer Speedway is
the local “ NASCAR Place to Race” for Central New York in 2016.
Points earned each week at Spencer are counted into the national
NASCAR Whelen All-American Points.
For more information go to: www.spencerspeedway.org.
SPENCER SPEEDWAY-WHELEN OPENING NIGHT
HEAT 1: M. Hyman, J. Dennie, J. Gustafson, J. Bardo.
HEAT 2: P. Flye, T. Alloco, C.
Bolton, D. Himes.
FEATURE (15-laps): MIKE HYMAN, Paul
Flye, Jennifer Dennie, Carrie Bolton, Tom Alloco, Jacob
Gustafson, James Bardo, Dave Himes.
HEAT 1: B. Schenk, T. Faro, A. Schoonmaker, B. Hallett.
HEAT 2: B. Inch, A. VanHall, A.
Knoepfler, V. Grant.
FEATURE (20-laps): BARRETT SCHENK,
Tim Faro, Ashley Schoonmaker, Brian Hallett, Van Grant, Carrie
Schoonmaker, Adam VanHall, Bill Inch, Chris Connors, Bill Malin,
Andy Cocilova, Alison Knoepfler, Bill Mitchell.
HEAT 1: D. Lewis Jr., A. Catalano, M. Leaty, S. Link.
HEAT 2: K. Timmerman, M. Lees, T.
Catalano, Z. Kosachook.
FEATURE (35-laps): DARYL LEWIS JR.,
Kevin Timmerman, Mike Leaty, Amy Catalano, Tommy Catalano, Andy
lewis, Zachary Kosachook, Steve Link, Matt Lees.
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