BREWERTON, NY – JULY 4, 2013 (By Dave Medler) – The first SUNY Canton Speedweek featuring the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, plus the Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Shootout made a stop at the Brewerton Speedway on July 4th. 39 Sprints and 29 Sportsman filled the pits, and when the fireworks were over on the “D-Shaped Dirt Demon” Stewart Friesen and Rocky Warner picked up wins on Americas Birthday.
Kevin Ward and Lance Yonge led the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints winged warriors down to the green with Ward grabbing the early lead in the 25 lap feature.
With 5 laps complete, Ward held a narrow advantage over Yonge and Stewart Friesen as Shawn Donath and Michael Parent winner of night one of the SUNY Canton Speedweek battled for fourth and fifth. Ward’s led would go away as Yonge would grab the top-spot just one lap later to be the new leader on the sixth go-around.
After dogging Yonge for a few laps, Friesen would blast by Yonge in traffic on lap 13 to be shown the new leader of the race.
With 10 laps to go Friesen built-up a half-a-straightaway lead over Yonge while Ward, Parent, Donath and Bryan Howland used up every inch of the speedway as they raced for third through sixth.
Over the remaining laps Friesen used his Modified experienceat the speedway to pull away for the victory by over a straightaway. Lance Yonge, Michael Parent, Bryan Howland and Shawn Donath came home second through fifth. Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Larry Wight, Steve Poirier and Jessica Zemken finished sixth through tenth.
Stewart Friesen talked about his win after parking his Doug Emery owned/ No.33 in victory lane.
” JZ, (Jessica Zemken) gave me some pointers and we talked about how we were going to race this race,” said Friesen who is a Modified driver and only has about a handful of starts a season in a Sprint Car. “The track was typical Brewerton. Doug (Emery) made great adjustments to the car. I really got to thank Doug and Barb for giving me this chance to drive for them tonight, I really appreciate it.”
“This place is just so tough. Curt Michael, one of the best in the business was a lapped car tonight. It just shows how hard this Brewerton Speedway and this ESS Series is. And the Donath motor worked great. This Donath Motor Worx helped us kick some butt.”
Kyle “The Cat” Fink would grab the early, narrow advantage in round two of the Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Shootout Series 25 lap feature.
With 5 laps complete, Fink still showed the way at the front of the field with Dave Marcuccilli and Rocky Warner just a couple car lengths back. Not far behind the top-three, Jeremy Pitcher and Kevin Ridley fought for top-five spots.
On lap 10 Fink held a narrow lead over Warner, as they had a two-car battle for the lead. Marcuccilli, Pitcher, Ridley and Beth Schinder battled for third through sixth in a tight pack.
At the halfway point lap 13, Warner ran right with leader waiting for any mistake Fink might make. On lap 17 exiting turn-two, Fink slid up the track just enough to allow Warner to dart underneath and into the lead.
Once out front nobody seriously challenged Warner as he was the first under the checkers. Dave Marcuccilli, Kyle Fink, Jeremy Pitcher and Kevin Ridley chased Warner across the line. Beth Schneider, Jordan Bennett, Ron Davis III, Rocco Leone and Chris Hulsizer finished sixth through tenth.
Not only was the win worth $1,000 to Warner but he also goes right to the redraw for the Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Shootout during the Outlaw 200 Weekend at the Fulton Speedway on October 4-5.
“I wasn’t real happy with the car after the heat races so we made a bunch of changes, actually I almost missed the lineup because we were changing gears,” Said a happy Rocky Warner after exiting his West End Towing & Repair/RCT Roofing/Wendys/No.79. “Hats off to the crew, they put a lot of work in this heat,” temps hovered around 90 degrees.
“it’s huge,” Warner said about going to the automatic redraw for the Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Shootout feature at the Fulton Speedway in October. “You get sixty cars there, I love Fulton and here a lot, I just wish I didn’t live so far from here.” Warner hails from Gloversville, NY in the eastern part of the state.
The Brewerton Speedway will be right back in action tonight, Friday, July 5th featuring the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds, Nationwide Insurance IMCA Modifieds, Anchor Bar & Grill Mod Lites and Four Cylinder Stocks. The night will end with a big fireworks display.
Adult admission will be $15 tonight, July 5th (If you have your ticket stub from last night’s July 4th show you will receive $3 off) 18 yrs old and younger will be FREE. Gates will open at 5:30 with racing at 7:30.
If you can’t join us tonight, next Friday, July 12th, First Due Services and Dig Safely NY present a four-Star show featuring the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds, Nationwide Insurance IMCA Modifieds, Anchor Bar & Grill Mod Lites and Four Cylinder Stocks. Adult admission will be $12 with everyone 18 yrs old and younger FREE. Gates open at 5:30 with racing at 7:30.
Any questions you might have about the season, please contact Cory Reed at (315) 668-6906 or email@example.com . Keep up with track updates throughout the season at www.brewertonspeedway.com and www.fultonspeedway.com on each speedway’s Facebook accounts and on Twitter at twitter.com/Fultonspeedway and twitter.com/BrewertonSpdway .
(LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS 25 LAPS) – STEWART FRIESEN, Lance Yonge, Michael Parent, Bryan Howland, Shawn Donath, Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Larry Wight, Steve Poirier, Jessica Zemken, Charlie Donk, Kevin Ward Jr., Sam Reakes IV, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Patrick Vigneault, Jared Zimbardi, Dylan Swiernik, James Hanson, Curt Michael, Justin Barger, Robbie Stillwaggon, Tim Houge, Mike Stelter.
(INDUSTRIAL TIRE OF CNY SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT SERIES RACE TWO 25 LAPS) – ROCKY WARNER, Dave Marcuccilli, Kyle Fink, Jeremy Pitcher, Kevin Ridley, Beth Schneider, Jordan Bennett, Ron Davis III, Rocco Leone, Chris Hulsizer, Nick Guererri, Earl Rudy, Gregg Kimball, Frank Burnell Jr., Jim Spano, Mike Prentice, Tony Finch II, Corey Barker, Rick Lamont, Nick Krause, Travis Smith, Tim Murphy, Brandon Ford, Stewart Garrison. DNQ- Ricky Donovan, Bailey Groves, Taylor Lamb, Dan Keyes, Hilary Ward.
Thanks to Tom Juno of Power Seal Residential & Commercial Driveway Sealing $50 Heat Winners – Jordan Bennett, Kyle Fink, Dave Marcuccilli.
Power Seal Residential & Commercial Driveway Sealing $100 Hard Charger Of The Race – Rick Lamont.