WOODHULL: Kenny People Jr. Wins Once Again On A Special Night In Honor Of His Family

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WOODHULL, NY — official release — Paul Harkenrider Photo — Rain appeared to be in the forecast for Maple City Dodge and Dgien Trucking night but it seemed to hit every part of the town of Woodhull besides the track its self. Unfortunately rain did hit the track at 10:50 which track owner/promoter Ted White had no choice but to pull the plug with seven laps remaining in the NAPA Crate Sportsman race.

It was the rescheduled night for the 2nd Annual Jake Davis Memorial as 16 of the 20 signed in Modified’s elected to participate in the prestigious modified event. Last year’s Jake Davis Memorial Winner, Kenny Peoples Jr, and last year’s runner up, Billy Vanpelt were both eliminated prior to the semi-finals.

The final round was set up between Joe Dgien, of Avoca, and Josh Nobriga of Lindley.  Nobriga, who started on the outside, was able to hold off Dgien in the two lap shoot out to pick up the 2nd annual Jake Davis Memorial.

“I knew if I drew that outside pill, I had good chance of winning each round because the outside was just faster tonight, no changes were made to the car, just put four gallons of gas in the car and went with it.” Said Nobriga in victory lane.

Both Nobriga’s and Dgien’s luck ran out come feature time as both were involved in a four car pile-up on turn one, at the beginning of the race.

Winning his first feature in 2014, and becoming now the 9th different Modified winner this year, was Kenny Peoples Jr. The second generation pilot started on the pole, and led all 25 laps. On lap 11, it appeared that Brady Fultz was gonna be able to get around the Peoples machine, but Peoples was able to hold off Fultz and walk away with the feature in the remaining 14 laps.

“I love running the high side here, it is always fast, but for some reason, my car just worked tonight on the bottom and so I went with it. Everything that has happened this year, blowing a motor, taking two weeks off to work on it, this feature win means everything to me, and to do it in front of my family, means everything” Said Peoples in his interview as many relatives of Peoples were in attendance in honor of Jake Davis, who is the nephew of Peoples Jr. Eric Fisher was second, Billy Vanpelt finished third, Brady Fultz and Mike Bills completed the top five.

Heat Winners in the Modified’s were Mike Bills, Josh Nobriga and Brady Fultz, as Maple City Dodge offered an additional $100 for their heat wins.

John Waters was able to collect his fifth win in 2014 in the S&W awards and Photos 360 Late Models as he held off Jeremy Wonderling, Glenn Writenour, Brett Marlatt and Cecil Lebarron.

In the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks, Jeremy Potrzebowski was able to pick up his first win in 2014 as he took the lead on lap 14 over Brett Marlatt. Marlatt contested Potrzebowski in the final laps but Potrzebowski was able to hold off Marlatt. Marlatt finished in second, followed by Jeredd Dennis, Rich Sharpsteen, and Jeff Smith rounded out the top five. Maple City Dodge also put up $100 to each Street Stock winner, as Brett Marlatt and Mike Kerr were the two heat winners.

In the 50 lap special for the Signs Plus Mini stocks, Mike Koser was first to cross the finish line, however, Koser failed post-race inspection  and Chad Ayers picked up the win in his 2014 season debut at the Woodhull Raceway. John Hand finished second, Rick Amidon, Chris Hand, and Derek Puryear rounded out the top five.

In the NAPA Crate Sportsman, race was called as rain began to hit the speedway on lap 18, and Russ Morseman was credited with the win as he also held off a charging Cory Costa. AJ Costley finished in third, followed by Brett Buono, and Jake Dgien. The final four point races are shaping up to be great as Costa, Morseman, Chris Daugherty, and AJ Costley are all within striking distance of claiming the track championship.

The Woodhull Auto supply Front Wheel drives will run their 20 lap feature before the start of next week’s show presented by S&W Awards and Photos. The Crate Late Models will also be added to the schedule. The gates will be opening up at 4:30, with racing beginning around 6:30. For more information, find us on Facebook, or log onto woodhullraceway.com.

**Quick Results

S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models
Cars: 11
Heats:  Jeremy Wonderling, John Waters
Feature: JOHN WATERS (5) , Jeremy Wonderling, Glenn Writenour, Brett Marlatt, Cecil Lebarron, Rick Loucks, Carl Hughes, Steve Lebarron, Mick Seeley, Jay McConnell, Bruce Miller

Signs Plus Mini Stocks (50 laps)
Cars: 15
Heats: Jason Gleason, Ben Wolander
Feature: CHAD AYERS (1), John Hand, Rick Amidon, Chris Hand, Derek Puryear, Eric Ellsworth, Josh Collins, Jason Gleason, Brian Grant, Dan Roe, Jeremy Trank, Doug Colton, Mike Koser (DQ’d), Mike Navone (DQ’d), Ben Wolander (DQ’d)

Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s (25 laps)
Cars: 20
Heats: Brady Fultz, Mike Bills, Josh Nobriga
Feature: KENNY PEOPLES JR (1), Eric Fisher, Billy Vanpelt, Brady Fultz, Mike Bills, Donnie Lawson, Bryan Doolittle, Stacey Jackson, Frank Dunning, Steve Hartman, Dave Dubois, Chris Fisher, Bob Davis, Ryan Tracy, AJ Potrzebowski, Ryan Gardner, Josh Nobriga, Joe Dgein, Lee Bills, Ron Cartwright (DNS)

Joe Willcox Street Stocks (20 laps)
Cars: 14
Heats: Mike Kerr, Brett Marlatt
Feature: JEREMY POTRZEBOWSKI (1), Brett Marlatt, Jeredd Dennis, Rich Sharpsteen, Jeff Smith, Trevor Tompkins, Joel York, Gary Archer, Bob Butcher, Kurt Stebbins, Bob Buono, Matt Hamilton, Mike Kerr

NAPA Crate Sportsman (18 LAPS- RAIN)
Cars: 17
Heats: John Hargrave, Collin Brown
Feature: RUSS MORSEMAN (2), Cory Costa, AJ Costley, Brett Buono, Jake Dgien, Collin Brown, Chris Daugherty, Mike Jackson, Brandon Butler, Dayton Brewer, John Hargrave, Bob Peoples, Roger Williams, Steve Andrulonis, Mike Buchanan, Dillon Groover, Zach Cary

Woodhull Auto Supply FWD (Feature Scheduled for August 9th)
Heats: Adam Delgrosso, Ryan Austin

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