Aug 3, 2019 09:35 AM EDT
JOE TRENCA TAKES LANDMARK PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR WIN AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY ON LANE’S YAMAHA NIGHT
Eldon Payne Jr. in Mods, Shields and Guild take down Sportsman wins, Whritenour in Street Stocks, Brandon Smith and Scott Lehman Jr. each go back to back in IMCA Mods and 4 Cylinders.
(Dundee, NY) As it has done multiple times thus far in 2019, rain played a big part in the outcome of the night at the Outlaw Speedway. A brief shower passed over the facility just before cars were to go out on the track for hot laps pushing the start time back, however during the delay fans were treated to the presence of NASCAR Monster Energy star, Kyle Busch as he was on hand for a meet and greet signing autographs and posing for photos. The driver of the Monster Energy Drink sponsored Chevrolet enjoyed his time mingling with the fans at Outlaw Speedway as he made the short drive from nearby Watkins Glen International where he will compete this weekend. Also on hand was NBC Sports taking footage of the action for an upcoming promotion, Grass Roots Racing Tour. Representatives of Lane’s Yamaha in Watkins were on hand to sponsor the show along with a complete display as part of the night of activity.
When the action got under way an all-out attempt was put on by everyone involved to get the show into the books in its entirety prior to the 1 am cut off time.
The Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds were up first with their 30 lap feature. Dillon Groover started from the pole position and looked poised to pick up his first ever feature since moving into the Modified Division at Outlaw. Groover led early, but while in lap traffic got collected and had to restart from the rear of the field virtually taking him out of any chance of winning. Steve Paine and Matt Sheppard were working their way thru the field when suddenly Paine slowed with mechanical problems and was rear ended by Sheppard taking both relegated to the pits for the remainder of the night. That left the race wide open for a potentially new winner as both Paine and Sheppard have been the dominant cars throughout most of the season. Eldon Payne Jr.took command on the restart and with only one more caution to slow the pace pulled away to his second feature win of the year thus ending the 3 race win streak of Super Matt Sheppard who could only watch from the side lines. Danny Johnson started ninth on the grid and with fresh Billy the Kid power between the rails of his Tyler Siri owned TEO machine moved quickly into the runner up position but couldn’t touch the high flying Payne and at the double checkered flags, The Doctor had to settle for second place. Boss Man, Tyler Siri had his best finish in recent memory by nailing down the third spot making it a big night for Siri Racing. As he did last week, Justin Wright put on another steady performance to claim fourth with Cory Costa, who was due for a good finish rounded the top five.
Heat wins in the FCDJR Modifieds went to Groover and Payne.
Heading into the night it was highly publicized that it would be the 50th event for the A.Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour at the Outlaw Speedway. From the start of the 25 lap A Main it was very clear that Joe Trenca was not going to be denied the historic win as he withstood relentless pressure from Jordan Thomas throughout but was able to hold on for his first ever trip to victory lane at the Yates County oval. Thomas did claim the runner up spot chased across the line by Jonathan Preston who had picked up a Patriot Sprint win at the track earlier in the season. Jared Zimbardi was once again a solid top five as he claimed fourth at the checkered flag as Kyle Drum rounded the top five.
Heat wins went to Dan Kuhn, Preston and Joe Trenca while John Trenca Jr. won the Dash.
For a more concise wrap up of all the A. Verdi Storage Container sponsored Patriot Sprint Tour happenings from this night at Outlaw Speedway simply log on at www.patriotsprinttour.com.
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman Division it appeared as though Brett Buono would win his first feature of the season. Buono led from his front row start spot; however Will Shields, who started right behind Buono in the second row had other ideas as he stalked Buono throughout most of the event. Waiting for the right moment, Shields made his move and went on for his second feature in of the season in the American Racer Sportsman Division as Buono had to settle for a disappointing runner up finish. Chris Fisher continues to nail top five finishes as he came home for third in his quest to back up last year’s trach championship in the class. Todd Hayward had his best run since winning over a month ago by finishing fourth as current point leader; Jimmy Zacharias rounded the top five.
Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman heats were claimed by Billy Paine and Buono.
The Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks once again boasted a solid field of competitors and as the seventeen car field took the opening green flag all eyes were on mid pack as the top guns in the division; Dylan Cecce and Glen Whritenour were on the march towards the front. Whritenour was able to masterfully work his way from his sixth row start position and get to point first and from there it was clear sailing for the Jasper, NY veteran as he went on to his fifth feature win of 2019. Not to be denied, Cecce chased GW across the finish line finishing second as the pair continue to dominate the class and take turns winning features. Jared Hill who has found some real speed in his machine as of late rounded the to three podium finishers. Jake Karlnoski, who picked up a win a week ago, continues to impress by finishing fourth while veteran racer, Gene Balmer put on a steady drive for fifth.
Stan’s No Tubes heat wins were claimed by Quinn Sutherland and CJ Guererri.
Brandon Smith was able to back up last week’s feature win in the Marion Decker Insurance IMCA Modifieds and made it three trips to victory lane thus far in the 2019 campaign. Smith took full advantage of his pole position starting spot and powered his MOPAR machine to the win chased across the line by last season’s IMCA Modified Track Champion, Rodney Morgan. Dick in the Dirt, Rich Karlnoski finished third at the checkers followed by Ernie Martin for fourth and Keeney who claimed fifth.
Brandon Smith claimed the lone Marion Decker Insurance IMCA Modified heat race.
After stopping the Adam Austin win streak at seven in a row last week, Scott Lehman Jr. was able to back it up on this night as he won the 4 Cylinder feature event. Lehman Jr. started fourth on the grid, got to the front quickly and never looked back in picking up his third win of the season. Ray Hyer, who started right behind Lehman Jr. when the opening green flag dropped stayed glued to his rear bumper throughout the 20 lap feature and came home for second place followed by Scott Lehman who took third. Current high point man and last year’s track champ, Adam Austin came home for fourth as Joshua Oles rounded the top five.
4 Cylinder heats went to Ray Hyer and Scott Lehman.
The DIRTcar Hoosier Tire Crate Sportsman Division found a fresh face in victory lane as Tim Guild was able to pick up the win. Guild, the veteran competitor from Woodhull, NY said thank you very much to a mishap between then leaders Alex Payne and Steve Gray and from there cruised to his first win of the year. Randy Brokaw and Stacy Jackson came the back of the field and finished second and third respectfully. Will Shields, who had won the American Racer Tire Sportsman feature earlier in the night rode home for fourth as AJ Lloyd rounded the top five. Like Shields, Brokaw and Jackson also did double duty competing in both Sportsman Classes.
DIRTcar Sportsman heats went to Guild and Gray
Congratulations to all competitors.
Up next at Outlaw Speedway it will be a regular Super 7 Show presented by Cardinal Disposal of Dundee. Tentatively scheduled to compete will be the return of the Doug Gross Construction Crate Late Model Division plus a make-up feature in the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman Division from an earlier season rain out.
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