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JAMIE MILLS WINS EMOTIONAL BIG BLOCK FALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (10/22/11) – It was a difficult season at best for Milford, Del.’s Jamie Mills. Mills spent the majority of the season on the sidelines recuperating from back surgery in late winter and helping his nephew Joseph Watson who was subbing for Mills. When he returned in the final weeks he was on a mission. Driving the Will Brown modified, Mills quickly returned to his old form picking up a win. On Friday night in qualifying for the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships he put his Big Block Modified on the pole in winning his heat. Saturday night he headed the 30 car field for the entire distance to record his first ever Fall Championship win.

The first three laps of the 50-lap main were caution filled with Kevin Hirthler, Sam Wescott, Kyle Fuller, Dave Gerhart, Steve Downs, Dale Hawkins, Wade Hendrickson, and Robert Dutton all involved in altercations and Billy Pauch ending his reign of wins when he headed to the pits never to return with mechanical problems.

On the fourth restart, the field was put in single file with Mills setting sail and Matt Jester getting by Howard O’Neal for second. As Mills pulled away, H.J. Bunting climbed from eighth to fifth behind Brad Trice for fifth.

The order remained unchanged through the halfway sign. Bunting’s charge ended on lap 33 when he pulled to the infield moving Ryan Watt into the top five. Mills was working heavy traffic with Jester trying to find some bite on the high side. Mills made a nice save on lap 39 when he got out of shape trying to stay out of the back of a lapped car.

Four cautions in the last ten laps gave the challengers a shot. Trice got by Jester for second on the lap 46 restart but Jester returned the favor on a restart with two laps to go. It was obvious that Mills was nursing his worn out tires but so was everyone else in the chase. Mills was able to hold on for the final two laps to take the win. Jester finished out a great season in second with Trice third. Ryan Watt finished fourth with David VanHorn, Jr. crossing the line fifth but was light at the scale moving Dominick Buffalino to the fifth spot.

Mills received a great reception from the crowd in victory lane acknowledging his comeback. The veteran driver was obviously emotional about the win and thanked owner Will Brown for the opportunity to drive such a well prepared car. Mills did not participate in the gambler’s fees so he earned $4500 for his win and an additional $863 in lap money for a total of $5363.

Heats were won by Howard O’Neal, Mills, and Mike McAleer with Sam Wescott and Kyle Fuller winning the consolations.

Jordan Watson kept the championship winning all in the family as he captured the AC Delco TSS Modified 25-lap main. Watson is the nephew of Jamie Mills and led wire to wire to get the win. Rookie Trent Willey would chase Watson the entire distance from second.

A late race caution with two laps to go gave Willey and Joseph Tracy, who was running in third on final opportunity but Watson would make no mistakes as the drove on to the win. Watson had won the Camp Barnes Benefit back in July and commented that “he really wanted this one to go along with that win.”

Heats were won by Willey, Watson and Scott Hitchens. Watson did pay the gambler’s fee and earned $1500 for the win plus an additional $370 in lap money for a $1870 payday. Results are unofficial pending the outcome of the teardown inspection this week.

Jimmy Wills was near perfect in winning his second fall championship in the 20-lap Mod Lite Feature. Wills started on the pole and drove away never to be seriously challenged. Brandon Dennis and Landis Musser swapped the second spot in the early laps before Dennis took the spot for good just before halfway.

A tangle with five to go eliminated Wills’ lead but back under the green he once again was able to pull away and drive to victory. Dennis finished in the second spot with Landis Musser third. Tim White never dropped from the top five and finished in fourth and Jason Musser came from eighth to round out the top five. Heats were won by Erik McKinney and Wills. Wills participated in the gambler’s fee earning $1000 for the win plus $240 in lap money for a total of $1240.

Car counts for the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships were excellent with: 33 Small Block Modifieds; 33 Big Block Modifieds; 28 Super Late Models; 28 Crate Models; 25 AC Delco Modifieds; 27 Delmarva Charger/Super Trucks; 21 Mod Lites; 23 Vintage Stock Cars; 13 Little Lincoln Cars and 11 Slide for 5 Cars for a huge total of 242 cars and trucks that competed in the event!

RESULTS: Big Block Championship Finish: 1. Jamie Mills; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Ryan Watt; 5. Dominick Buffalino; 6. Richie Pratt Jr; 7. Mike McAleer; 8. Jimmy Chester; 9. Shawn Ward; 10. Eric Kormann; 11. Brett Ballard; 12. Steven Downs; 13. Howard ONeal; 14. Larry Solomon; 15. Sam Wescott; 16. Kyle Fuller; 17. Michael White; 18. HJ Bunting; 19. Beau Wilkins; 20. Scott Van Gorder; 21. Kevin Hirthler; 22. Ron Roberts; 23. Robert Dutton; 24. Wade Hendrickson; 25. Ray Swinehart; 26. Dale Hawkins; 27. Billy Pauch Sr; 28. Dave Gerhart; 29. Tim Trimble; DQ: David VanHorn Jr; Did Not Qualify: George Richardson; Stan Frankenfield; Chris Hitchens; Duane Rust; Pete Serra; Joseph Watson; Chad James; Billy Briggs; Neal Williams; Shawn Gunther; Jesse Hill; Scott Hulmes.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Jordan Watson; 2. Trent Willey; 3. Joseph Tracy; 4. Matt Hawkins; 5. John Curtis; 6. Chad Clark; 7. Scott Hitchens; 8. Ryan Anderson; 9. Billy Carr; 10. Danny Smack; 11. Greg Taylor; 12. Herman Powell; 13. Ted Reynolds; 14. Norman Short Jr; 15. Paul McGinley; 16. Brandon Watkins; 17. Gary Bostwick; 18. Jeff Marker; 19. Justin Griffith; 20. Herbie Hempel; 21. Tyler Reed; 22. Shawn Weber; 23. Nick Nash; 24. Scott Baker.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Jimmy Wills; 2. Brandon Dennis; 3. Landis Musser; 4. Tim White; 5. Jason Musser; 6. Kevin McKinney; 7. Ryan Charland; 8. Kerry King Jr; 9. Erik McKinney; 10. Rick Wheatley; 11. Kirk Miles Sr; 12. Brandon Sturgis; 13. Alan Passwaters; 14. Brett Crowther; 15. Matt Smith; 16. Ray Gulliver; 17. Jake Nelson; 18. Curt Miles Jr; 19. Scott Tessman; 20. Nick Sapp; 21. James Wood.



RICKY ELLIOTT SCORES CALCULATED WIN IN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP



Ricky Elliott seems to be a master of extra distance races as he drove a calculated race in second spot for most of the 50-lap Super Late Model Delaware Championship and then used lapped traffic to his advantage to earn his second win in the annual fall classic.

Austin Hubbard started on the pole driving the potent Ernie Davis No. 25 with Elliott starting in second. The front runners quickly caught the tail end of the 30 car starting field and Elliott was quick to make his move. Just as he got by Hubbard the caution flew for Lou Johnson putting Elliott back in second for the restart.

Back under the green Elliott had to be content just trying to keep pace with Hubbard who was flying around the top. Kenny Pettyjohn made his presence know taking second on lap eight and holding the spot for the next six laps before Elliott got it back.

David Williams was putting on a good run and climbed to third on lap 17 with Mark Byram up to fifth at this point. Kenny Pettyjohn worked his way back into the third spot just before halfway with Richard Jarvis, Jr. following into fourth. With ten to go, Scott Haus entered the picture as he had climbed from tenth to fifth.

Hubbard had opened a second and a half margin over Elliott but with ten to go traffic once again came into play. With eight to go Elliott was in position directly behind Hubbard and when the opportunity appeared in traffic with five to go, Elliott made the pass for the lead.

Elliott was able to open a slight lead and took the win. Hubbard finished in the second spot with Kenny Pettyjohn third. Fourth went to Scott Haus and Williams rounded out the top five. Heats for the 28 cars were won by Hubbard, Williams and Elliott.

“He took my groove and I couldn’t do anything with him,: said Elliott. “so I just said I’m going to the top. It was a heck of a race. When he took my groove I lost some of my mojo.” Elliott paid the gambler’s fee upping his earnings to $6500 plus $90 in lap money for a $6590 payday.

Nick Davis was on a string as he shot from his pole starting spot to lead flag to flag in the 25-lap Crate Model Championship. Mike Wharton chased from second for the first two laps before Clint Chalabala moved by to pick up the chase.

Cautions spread throughout the race would not hamper Davis who was smooth and fast. The final yellow would fly with five to go when Robbie Emory came to a stop. On the restart Davis went right back to the groove he had been running all race long and went on to the win. Chalabala finished a solid second with Mike Wharton third. Dylan Evans put on a strong drive taking just past halfway and keeping the spot to the end and David Nailor turned in his best fall classic performance climbing to fifth win ten to go and holding on for the rest of the laps.

Heats were won by John Imler, Wharton and Davis. Davis paid the gambler’s fee making his win worth $1500 plus $340 in lap money for a total of $1840. The Crate Model finish is unofficial pending the results of the teardown inspection this week.

Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Austin Hubbard; 3. Kenny Pettyjohn; 4. Scott Haus; 5. David Williams; 6. Mark Byram; 7. Richard Jarvis Jr; 8. David Hill; 9. Donald Lingo Jr; 10. Kevin Scott Jr; 11. Staci Warrington; 12. Amanda Whaley; 13. Rob Schirmer; 14. Brett Schadel; 15. Mike Parsons; 16. Kerry King; 17. Hal Browning; 18. Herb Tunis; 19. Sam Schaeffer; 20. Kelly Putz; 21. Bob Geiger; 22. Lou Johnson; 23. David Pettyjohn; 24. Andrew Haus; 25. Andrew Mullins; 26. Roy Deese Jr; 27. Mark Pettyjohn; 28. Dale Lingo.

Crate Finish: 1. Nick Davis; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. Mike Wharton; 4. Dylan Evans; 5. David Nailor; 6. John Imler; 7. Tyler Reed; 8. Joe Warren; 9. TJ Williams; 10. Sparky White; 11. Matt Hill; 12. Kellie Lewis; 13. Matt Glanden; 14. Robbie Emory; 15. Kelly Putz; 16. Stacy Roberts; 17. Cody Dawson; 18. John Emory; 19. Kevin Witcher; 20. Tim Williams; 21 Roy Hassler; 22. Reese Masiello; 23. Michael Wilkins; 24. Skip Syester; 25. Mike Wilson; 26. Tim White; 27. Derek Magee.


SUPPORT DIVISIONS PROVIDED SOME GREAT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION


In the special divisions, Oscar Fields returned to victory lane in the Vintage Stock Car 10-lap main. Driving the Ken Covey No. 21 that was last run in 1983 by Billy Towers, Fields out dueled Kevin Gardner to the first turn and would never be headed. Chuck Tucker came from 11th to second on lap one and would chase Fields the rest of the distance. Fields collected a $100 lap leader bonus courtesy of Mitchell’s Auto & Truck Salvage and Dorchester Lumber.

Freddy Brightbill started in the eighth spot and finish in third with Mel Joseph, Jr. in the new Ritter 8 Ball coming all the way from 15th to finish in fourth. Jim Pride, Jr. overcame a first lap tangle and climbed from the rear of the field on the restart to finish in fifth. Mitch Morton was the first sportsman and received a $20 bonus from the Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club.

The Delmarva Chargers and Super Trucks put on a fiercely contested battle in their 10 lap championship feature. Derrick Swafford headed a pack of seven cars and trucks that were running two and three wide throughout the race. The yellow came out with two laps to go when Joe Waters came to a stop.

On the restart, the lead pack went three wide with Ashley Merritt going off the top side in a bid for the lead. Guy Mitchell edged out front in his truck at the one to go sign but Kyle Tubbs, who had missed a shift and fell to mid pack at the start of the race, came off the fourth turn on the outside and took the win from Mitchell by a bumper at the line. Tubbs collected a $500 bonus from Campbell’s Collision and $25 for supporting Brest Cancer Awareness from Blondie. Mitchell finished first truck in the second spot with Tyler White in a truck third. Fourth went to Swafford and Jay Sipple rounded out the top five.

Ronnie Layton shot out to a quick lead in the Slide for 5 feature and managed to stay out of trouble and keep the car straight for the remainder of the distance. Layton got the win and picked up $50 in lap leader bonus money. Matt Carmean came from ninth to finish in second and Robin Phillips finished third.

Vintage Finish: 1. Oscar Fields; 2. Chuck Tucker; 3. Freddy Brightbill; 4. Mel Joseph Jr.; 5. Jim Pride Jr.; 6. Colby Steele; 7. Cody Belote; 8. Carl Schirmer Sr.; 9. Dave Scamp; 10. Mitch Morton; 11. C J Schirmer; 12. Kelly Putz; 13. Todd Miller; 14. Mark Williams; 15. Robbie Roe; 16. James LaPlant; 17. Adam LaPlant; 18. Barry Adkins; 19. Jim Reed; 20. Kevin Gardner; 21. Robert Dutton; 22. Norman Short, Jr.; 23. Don Davidson.

Delmarva Charger/Super Truck Finish: 1. Kyle Tubbs; 2. Guy Mitchell; 3. Tyler White; 4. Derrick Swafford; 5. Wood Chuck; 6. Jay Simple; 7. Ashley Merritt; 8. Kevin Taylor; 9. Joe Carey; 10. Hunter Wharton; 11. Butch Hudson; 12. Kayla Watson; 13. Tom Lecates; 14. Randy Gray; 15. Ethan Brasure; 16. Joe Waters; 17. Ryan Riddle; 18. Brett Seller; 19. T J Henry; 20. Gene Hicks; 21. Jacob Spencer; 22. Mike Lewis; 23. Randy Merritt; 24. Geoff Carey; 25. Cody Hudson; 26. Chris Tippy Martinez; 27. Billy Lockwood.

Slide for 5 Finish: 1. Ronnie Layton; 2. Matt Carmean; 3. Robin Phillips; 4. C.J. Dickerson; 5. James Brasure; 6. Ethan Brasure; 7. Kyle Phillips; 8. Ernie Melson; 9. Jesse Betts; 10. Brock Williams; 11. Jerry Worth.


 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 22, 2011

BILLY PAUCH DEFENDS DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – In 2010 Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, N.J. swept both the Small Block Modified and the Big Block Modified 50-lap mains in the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. On Friday night, Pauch returned to defend his title driving the Kevin Bifulco/K&N Excavating/Bicknell. Pauch started in the fourth starting spot and took the lead from Bobby Drayten on lap 17. He then led the rest of the distance for his sixth Fall Championship win in the division.

Drayten brought the 30 car field to the green with Ryan Watt giving chase from second. The yellow was out before the first lap could be completed as Jamie Mills got around in the first turn. On the restart Drayten pulled out front with Watt, Richie Pratt, Jr., Ray Swinehart and Pauch in the top five.

Drayten began to pull away as Pauch worked by Pratt, Jr. into third. By lap five he had cleared Watt for second but Drayten had opened a 2.07 seconds advantage. That advantage was erased on the next circuit when Pratt, Jr. took a nasty flip in turn three landing on his roof. Pratt was able to exit the car quickly as a fire flared up in the rear of the vehicle but he was not injured.

On the restart, Watt made a bid to regain second but Pauch pulled back by to hold the spot. By lap nine he had begun to pressure the leader but Drayten was quick in the high groove. “There was some pretty stiff competition,” said Pauch. I’ll tell you, old Bobby Drayton, I wanted to get by him before it got down to one dominant groove.”

It would be awhile before Pauch was able to achieve that as Drayten consistently held off his challenges. A string of three cautions on laps 12, 13 and 14 kept the field tightly bunched . Back under the green Drayten again maintained the top spot until Pauch slipped by to lead lap 18.

Watt got by Drayten for second at the halfway sign as Jarrad Miller climbed from tenth to fourth dropping Swinehart to fifth. Lap 29 slowed the field once again as Chris Esposito slowed to a stop. On the restart, Jamie Mills, who had restarted in the rear at the beginning of the race, got by Miller to take fifth. With 11 laps to go, Mills worked by Swinehart into third.

With ten to go, Pauch had extended his lead to 5.42 seconds over Watt. This point also marked the end of Mills’ charge as he slowed down the back chute and drove into the pits. Pauch’s only scare came with five to go when he made contact trying to pass a lapped car on the front straight.

“There at the end with the lapped cars, God nobody wanted to move,” said Pauch. “They gave them the move over flag and they ran me harder.”

The final yellow flew on lap 46 when Mike McAleer spun in four. Pauch handled the restart with no problems and drove to the win followed by Watt, Swinehart, Wade Hendrickson and Drayten in the top five.

“Charlie always had a good track down here and that’s why we’re here and not at Middletown,” said Pauch in victory lane. “We can run the tires down here that we run all year. The car felt good but I’ll tell you my modified feels even better.” With the gamblers bonus and lap money Pauch’s win was worth $4905. Heats for the 33 cars were won by Watt, Drayton and Pratt with Duane Rust winning the consolation.

RESULTS: Small Block Modified Championship Finish: 1. Billy Pauch; 2. Ryan Watt; 3. Ray Swinehart; 4. Wade Hendrickson; 5. Bobby Drayten; 6. Jack Swain; 7. Jarrad Miller; 8. Shawn Reimert; 9. Jesse Hill; 10. Sammy Piazza; 11. Larry Solomon; 12. Nate Christman; 13. Neal Williams; 14. Duane Rust; 15. Brad Trice; 16. Mike McAleer; 17. Jamie Mills; 18. Ron Roberts; 19. Chris Esposito; 20. Stan Frankenfield; 21. Billy Briggs; 22. Scott Hulmes; 23. Pete Serra; 24. Ryan Grim; 25. AJ DeSantis; 26. Kevin Hirthler; 27. Bobby Firth; 28. Richie Pratt; 29. HJ Bunting; 30. Chris Hitchens; DNQ: Dwayne Heck; Duane Howard; George Richardson.


STEVEN BAKER GETS 1ST CAREER WIN IN LITTLE LINCOLN CHAMPIONSHIP



Steven Baker saved the best for last as he recorded his first career win in the final event of the season, the 12-lap Little Lincoln Delaware State Championship. Baker has been competing for four year and this by far was his best ever performance.

Tim Archer led the first two laps before Baker moved on top. Tim Archer settled into third with Mark Cashdan running in fourth. Dylan Betts was on the move and took third at the halfway sign. The first of two cautions was out on lap eight when Jamie Wager got around. Two laps later Ryan Walsen broke a rear wheel coming off the fourth turn and flipped hard. Walsen was shaken but not injured.

Cashdan would mount a challenge in the closing laps but Baker made no mistakes and drove to his first win. Cashdan posted a personal best in second with Bill Brittingham coming from the rear to finish in third. Fourth went to Wagner and Donald Robinson, Jr. rounded out the top five.

RESULTS: Little Lincoln Championship Finish: 1. Steven Baker; 2. Mark Cashdan; 3. Bill Brittingham; 4. Jamie Wagner; 5. Donald Robinson Jr.; 6. Jeff Adkins; 7. Mike Warshaure; 8. John Stevenson; 9. Buddy Bozman; 10. Brian Naylor; 11. Dylan Betts; 12. Tim Archer; 13. Ryan Walsen.

 

 

 

 

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Oct. 9, 2011

H.J. BUNTING CAPTURES 5TH WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



The 2011 point season came to a close on Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Closing out the regular season with his fifth win was H.J. Bunting who also finished the runner-up in points to Matt Jester who lost an engine in the qualifying heat but still earned his first championship.

David Van Horn, Jr. invaded and with the six car inversion from the qualifying heats, started on the pole. Van Horn quickly opened a lead with Howard O’Neal riding in second. H.J. Bunting wasted no time charging from seventh and dropped Tim Trimble to fourth on lap three. Two laps later, Bunting worked by O’Neal for second and the chase was on.

By lap nine Bunting had reeled in the leader in lapped traffic. Bunting was on a mission taking the lead one lap later and pulling away in what would end up being a caution free main. At the halfway sign the top five were Bunting, Van Horn, O’Neal, Beau Wilkins and Jamie Mills.

Mills was making headway and took fourth from Wilkins on lap 17. Bunting had opened a full straight lead as Mills took third with five to go. Bunting remained smooth and quick in the top groove and drove to the victory. Mills got by Van Horn for second on the final lap as Van Horn ended an excellent first outing in third. Fourth went to Wilkins and O’Neal rounded out the top five. Heats for the 22 cars were won by Mills and Wilkins.

he AC Delco TSS Modified point championship would go down to the final event with John Curtis leading defending point champion, Joseph Tracey by just 60 points coming into the night. In the 15-lap feature, rookie Tyler Reed jumped out to the early lead with Dana Walker running in second and last week’s winner, Scott Hitchens third.

Tracey knew that he had to win to have a chance at the championship and was on the move taking third on lap four and one lap later pulling into second. The one and only caution of the race came on lap nine when Dwayne Crockett came to a halt. On the restart, Tracey grabbed the lead and started to pull away.

The remainder of the race was all Tracey as he drove to his sixth win which was a personal best. Reed made no mistakes to finish in the second spot with Hitchens third. Brandon Blades drove a solid race to finish in the fourth spot and Curtis clinched his first championship by rounding out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Ryan Anderson who finished in sixth after starting in tenth.

The 15-lap Mod Lite feature got off to a wild and scary start. James Hill got out of shape coming off the fourth turn for the green. He then shot down across the speedway and made hard contact with Ray Gulliver who was running in the bottom groove. Gulliver went into a series of barrel rolls flipping seven and a half times and coming to rest on his roof. The car was quickly righted by the safety crews and Gulliver was able to climb from the car uninjured. Brandon Sturgis, James McKinney, and Chad Passwaters were also involved in the crash.

Back under the green pole sitter Jimmy Wills was able to hold off four time champion Brandon Dennis and open a comfortable lead. Wills’ only scare came around the mid point of the race when he got out of shape in the fourth turn allowing Dennis to close on his back bumper.

A caution at the halfway point tightened the field but back under the green, Wills was able to gain some breathing room and drive to his second win of the season. Dennis finished a solid second the Landis Musser holding third for the distance. Fourth went to Nick Sapp who was making only his second start and Curt Miles, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Wills.

In the 12-lap Vintage feature it was Dwayne Heck blasting from fifth to take the lead on lap one. Rick Loveland, Jr. held down the second spot until Freddy Brightbill dropped him to third. Jim Pride, Jr. came through the pack to take third by halfway with Chuck Tucker riding in fourth and Oscar Fields fifth.

Pride, Jr. climbed to second with two laps to go then went two wide with Heck for the lead in turn two. Pride got a little out of shape and made contact with Heck sending him into the wall and Heck spinning to the inside.

C.J. Schirmer had made a charge through the top five on the previous restart and found himself in the lead. Schirmer led the final two laps to take the win with Tucker second and Fields third. Fourth went to Richie Pratt and Carl Schirmer rounded out the top five. Todd Miller finished first sportsman.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Jamie Mills; 3. David Van Horn Jr; 4. Beau Wilkins; 5. Howard ONeal; 6. Tim Trimble; 7. Eric Kormann; 8. Richie Pratt Jr; 9. Brad Trice; 10. Steven Downs; 11. Robert Dutton; 12. Kyle Fuller; 13. George Richardson; 14. Larry Crouse; 15. Duane Rust; 16. Michael White; 17. Shawn Ward; DNS: Matt Jester; Dale Hawkins; Scott Amburster Jr; Drew Simmons; Kevin White.

AC Delco TSS Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Tyler Reed; 3. Scott Hitchens; 4. Brandon Blades; 5. John Curtis; 6. Ryan Anderson; 7. Scott Baker; 8. Danny Smack; 9. Trent Willey; 10. Chris Hitchens; 11. Westley Smith; 12. Paul McGinley; 13. Chad Clark; 14. Herman Powell; 15. Justin Griffith; 16. Brandon Watkins; 17. Gary Bostwick; 18. Ted Reynolds; 19. Herbie Hempel; 20. Dwayne Crockett; 21. Shawn Weber; 22. Dana Walker; 23. Norman Short Jr.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Jimmy Wills; 2. Brandon Dennis; 3. Landis Musser; 4. Nick Sapp; 5. Curt Miles Jr; 6. Kerry King Jr; 7. Brandon Sturgis; 8. Tim White; 9. Matt Smith; 10. Jason Musser; 11. James Wood; 12. Kirk Miles Sr; 13. Erik McKinney; 14. Jake Nelson; 15. James Hill; 16. Ray Gulliver; 17. James McKinney; 18. Alan Passwaters.

Vintage Stock Car Finish: 1. C.J. Schirmer; 2. Chuck Tucker; 3. Oscar Fields; 4. Richie Pratt; 5. Carl Schirmer; 6. Rick Loveland Jr.; 7. Kevin Gardner; 8. Todd Miller (first sportsman); 9. Ronnie Ford; 10. Dave Schamp; 11. Barry Adkins; 12. Robbie Roe; 13. James LaPlant; 14. Jim Reed; 15. Dwayne Heck; 16. Jim Pride Jr.; 17. Freddy Brightbill; 18. Mitch Morton; 19. Kelly Putz; 20. Don Davidson; 21. Billy Towers; DNS: Mike Parsons.




DONALD LINGO, JR. WINS 4TH PLUS KING OF KINGS AND CHAMPIONSHIP IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



It was a clean sweep for defending Super Late Model point champion, Donald Lingo, Jr. on Saturday night at Delaware International. Lingo brought the regular points season to a close with his fourth win of the year and earning his fourth championship title. He then came back at the end of the night and passed Kenny Pettyjohn on the final lap of the 10-lap King of Kings dash for Super Late Model winners to make it a perfect end his season.

Kerry King was quick as he jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap Late Model main. Staci Warrington applied the pressure in second with Hal Browning running in third. Browning’s drive would end on lap five when he got around collecting Amanda Whaley, David Hill and Andrew Mullins.

On the restart, Lingo, Jr. mounted a challenge on Warrington for second and took the spot on lap eight. Mark Byram was quick and followed Lingo, Jr. into third. King’s drive ended on lap nine as his car lost power coming off the fourth turn and slowed in front of the field. Lingo, Jr. contacted the rear of King’s car but was able to continue with only minor body damage.

Lingo, Jr. was now the leader at the halfway sign with Byram in second and Warrington third. Dale Lingo held the fourth spot and Kevin Scott, Jr. was running in fifth. The final yellow would fly with eight to go when Ross Robinson and Richard Jarvis, Jr. tangled. Dale Lingo got by Warrington for third on the restart as Byram challenged Lingo, Jr. for the lead.

Lingo, Jr. managed to hold off Byram and drive to his fourth win of the year. Byram finished a strong second with Dale Lingo third. Warrington ended a solid run in the fourth spot and Herb Tunis came on strong in the closing laps to finish in fifth. Heats were won by Lou Johnson and Tunis.

Eight of the ten eligible feature winners from the Super Late Model division competed in the 10-lap “King of Kings” dash. Kenny Pettyjohn jumped out to the early lead with Donald Lingo, Jr. running in second. Kenny opened a sizable lead until three laps to go when Lingo, Jr. started closing in. Lingo, Jr. took the lead coming to the white flag and drove to the last lap victory. Kenny Pettyjohn finished in second with Andrew Mullins third. Rounding out the field were Mark Pettyjohn, Richard Jarvis, Jr., Staci Warrington, Rob Schirmer and David Hill.

Dylan Evans used the outside line to move from third to the lead on lap one on the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Matt Glanden held the second spot until Nick Davis moved by on lap three. Sparky White climbed to the third spot but spun to bring out the yellow at halfway.

On the restart, Davis made a bid for the lead but got loose allowing Warren to move by for second. Warren had just taken the lead but the yellow was out for Billy Carr putting Evans back on the pole. On the restart Warren once again worked to the point but again the yellow was out for Cody Dawson saving Evans again. A third yellow was out with two laps to go when Kellie Lewis, Billy Carr and Roy Hassler tangled in the fourth turn.

This time on the restart Warren shot around Evans to take the lead and would drive to his seventh win of the year and his fourth point title. Evans ended an excellent run in second with Clint Chalabala coming on strong at the end to finish in third. Fourth went to Mike Wharton and Nick Davis rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Chalabala and Mike Wilson won the consolation.

Dylan Betts started on the pole and set the early pace in the 12-lap Little Lincoln feature. Donald Robinson quickly worked into the second spot with Brian Nailor in third. Mel Joseph, Jr. came from the 12th spot to take third on lap four. On lap later Joseph moved into second.

Just as the field took the halfway sign, Robinson and Joseph made contact with Joseph spinning in the second turn and being hit hard by Nailor. The drivers were shaken but not injured and Robinson was sent to the rear for the restart.

On the green, Bill Brittingham went to work on Betts for the lead taking the top spot on lap eight and hold on for the win. Steven Baker made a late race charge to take second but could not catch the leader. Third went to Mark Cashdan with Betts fourth and Robinson working his way back to finish in fifth.

A large contingent of former drivers and owners turned out for the “Blast from the Past Reunion.” The guests of the speedway were treated to a vintage stock car show, displays of photos and memorabilia plus a cookout prior to the night’s racing.

RESULTS: Super Late Model Finish: 1. Donald Lingo Jr; 2. Mark Byram; 3. Dale Lingo; 4. Staci Warrington; 5. Herb Tunis; 6. Kevin Scott Jr; 7. Mark Pettyjohn; 8. Andrew Mullins; 9. Kenny Pettyjohn; 10. David Hill; 11. Lou Johnson; 12. Rob Massey; 13. Richard Jarvis Jr; 14. Bob Geiger; 15. Ross Robinson; 16. Hal Browning; 17. Kerry King; 18. Rob Schirmer; 19. David Pettyjohn; 20. Amanda Whaley; 21. Mike Parsons.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Dylan Evans; 3. Clint Chalabala; 4. Nick Davis; 5. Mike Wharton; 6. Matt Glanden; 7. John Imler; 8. Gus Economides; 9. Robbie Emory; 10. John Emory; 11. Billy Thompson; 12. Sparky White; 13. Mike Wilson; 14. David Nailor; 15. Bobby Watkins; 16. Michael Wilkins; 17. Reese Masiello; 18. Derek Magee; 19. TJ Williams; 20. Cody Dawson; 21. Kellie Lewis; 22. Roy Hassler; 23. Kevin Witcher; 24. Billy Carr; 25. Tim Williams; 26. Matt Hill; DNS: Paul Allison.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. Bill Brittingham; 2. Steven Baker; 3. Mark Cashdan; 4. Dylan Betts; 5. Donald Robinson Jr.; 6. Buddy Bozman; 7. Tim Archer; 8. Tyler White; 9. Mike Warshevre; 10. Mel Joseph Jr.; 11. Brian Nailor; 12. Jeff Adkins; 13. John Stevenson; 14. Jamie Wagner ; 15. Ryan Walsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WILKINS BACK WHERE HE STARTED THE SEASON –IN VICTORY LANE



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (10/1/11) – Second generation driver, Beau Wilkins started off the season by winning the NAPA Big Block Modified opener at the Delaware International Speedway. After posting consistent solid finishes all season long, Wilkins found himself back in victory lane following Saturday night’s 25 lap main.

Wilkins started third in the lineup but put the hammer down at the drop of the green moving past both Brad Trice and Tim Trimble to take the lead. With a light mist in the air the Delaware clay was tacky on top and Wilkins powered away from the pack in the early laps.

Trice quickly worked into the second spot and Jamie Mills was on the move taking third by lap three. Matt Jester sat in the fourth spot while Kenny Brightbill moved into fifth. Mills dropped Trice to third on lap eight but was unable to close on Wilkins. The race remained green through the halfway point with Wilkins still pulling away and the order of the top five remained unchanged.

The only caution of the event came on lap 16 when NASCAR crewman, Kevin White in the Tom Sparks No. 410 lost and engine and caught fire. Safety crews were quickly on the scene and White climbed from the car uninjured.

Wilkins went back to setting the pace on the green as Jester moved into third and Brightbill followed into fourth. Trice locked into a good battle for the fifth spot with H.J. Bunting who had climbed from tenth after the ten car inversion.

Wilkins was smooth and fast for the rest of the distance as he collected his second checkered of the season. Mills finished in the second spot with Jester third. Fourth went to Brightbill and Trice held on for fifth. Heats were won by Howard O’Neal and Bunting.

The 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature was intense with the point championship very much up for grabs. Ted Reynolds earned his first pole starting spot by setting fast time and having a zero inversion draw.

Reynolds set the pace while sophomore driver, Scott Hitchens kept the pressure on in second. Reynolds got out of shape on lap seven nearly collecting Hitchens. Eric Vent shot by into the lead while Reynolds recovered for second and Hitchens dropped to fourth. At the halfway sign the top five were Vent out front and Reynolds in second. Hitchens was on the move on the outside taking third from Scott Baker and Joseph Tracey held fifth.

Hitchens moved into the second spot with two to go and stayed on the charge taking the lead from Vent at the White flag. Hitchens went on to post his first career win with Vent having to settle for second. Reynolds crossed the line in third but was too light at the scales and disqualified. Third went to Tracey who is second in points with Baker fourth and Tyler Reed fifth. Point leader John Curtis finished behind Westley Smith in seventh.

Brandon Dennis sealed the deal on his fourth consecutive point championship with his seventh win in the Mod Lites. Kerry King, Jr. took the early lead in the 15-lap main with James McKinney in second. Landis Musser took second on lap two before Dennis shot by both Musser and King to lead lap three.

Erik McKinney was on the move and climbed to the second spot by lap five. Ray Gulliver was putting on a good run and took third. Jimmy Wills came charging from ninth to take second with one to go. Dennis got the win with Wills second. Third went to Gulliver with King fourth and Erik McKinney fifth. Ty Short posted fast time in qualifying.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Beau Wilkins; 2. Jamie Mills; 3. Matt Jester; 4. Kenny Brightbill; 5. Brad Trice; 6. HJ Bunting; 7. Robert Dutton; 8. Tim Trimble; 9. Michael White; 10. Eric Kormann; 11. Howard ONeal; 12. Scott Amburster Jr; 13. Scott Van Gorder; 14. George Richardson; 15. Larry Crouse; 16. Kevin White; 17. Shawn Ward; 18. Dale Hawkins.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Scott Hitchens; 2. Eric Vent; 3. Joseph Tracy; 4. Scott Baker; 5. Tyler Reed; 6. Westley Smith; 7. John Curtis; 8. Danny Smack; 9. Herman Powell; 10. Brandon Blades; 11. Trent Willey; 12. Justin Griffith; 13. Norman Short Jr; 14. Matt Hawkins; 15. Nick Nash; 16. Duane Rust; 17. Dwayne Crockett; 18. Gary Bostwick; 19. Brandon Watkins; 20. Herbie Hempel; 21. Shawn Weber; 22. Jeff Marker; DQ: Ted Reynolds.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. Jimmy Wills; 3. Ray Gulliver; 4. Kerry King Jr; 5. Erik McKinney; 6. Ty Short; 7. Curt Miles Jr; 8. Landis Musser; 9. James Mckinney; 10. Kirk Miles Sr; 11. James Wood; 12. Matt Smith; 13. Jake Nelson; 14. James Hill; 15. Rick Wheatley; 16. Jason Musser; 17. Chad Passwaters; 18. Nick Sapp; 19. Alan Passwaters.


ELLIOTT ROCKETS TO HIS SIXTH WIN IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Ricky “the Rocket” Elliott lived up to his nickname on Saturday night at Delaware International as he rocketed to the front of the field to record his sixth win of the season.

A full field of Late Models were on hand providing some great action. Kerry King led the first lap but the yellow was quickly out for Richard Jarvis, Jr. who spun in the fourth turn. On the restart, Amanda Whaley went to work on King for the lead while Donald Lingo, Jr. worked by Kevin Scott, Jr. for third.

The yellow was out again on lap four when David Hill slowed with a flat. On the restart, Whaley cranked it up and had the fans on their feet when she took the lead for lap five. Whaley’s performance came to a quick end one lap later as something broke on the car at the end on the back straight and Whaley went straight off the turn but was able to come to a stop before making any contact.

Donald Lingo, Jr. was now the leader with Elliott, who had started in ninth, running second. The pair put on a great side by side battle and was almost dead event at the halfway sign. Elliott moved to the point and with the race staying green was able to pull away for the win. Donald Lingo, Jr. finished 5.4 seconds back in second with Mark Pettyjohn coming from 12th to finish in third. Fourth went to Dale Lingo and King rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Herb Tunis and Hal Browning.

The 15-lap Crate Model feature provided another first time winner. A four car inversion put Sparky White on the pole. White took full advantage of the situation by quickly pulling away in the lead. Matt Hill passed Gus Economides for second and Mike Wharton followed into third. By halfway Nick Davis had joined the trio in fourth and John Imler ran in fifth.

With White setting the pace Hill and Wharton put on a wild battle for second. Wharton ran the inside with Hill running a ragged edge in the high groove and Davis made it a three car battle. Hill’s drive would end two laps short when the front suspension broke.

White was far from being out of the woods as the caution would fly three times with just one lap to go. Sparky made no mistakes and posted his first win in the division. Wharton finished in the second spot with Davis third. Point leader Joe Warren finished in the fourth spot with Clint Chalabala fifth. Wharton set fast time in qualifying

RESULTS: Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Donald Lingo Jr; 3. Mark Pettyjohn; 4. Dale Lingo; 5. Kerry King; 6. Andrew Mullins; 7. Hal Browning; 8. Herb Tunis; 9. Kenny Pettyjohn; 10. Kevin Scott Jr; 11. Mark Byram; 12. David Pettyjohn; 13. Rob Schirmer; 14. Lou Johnson; 15. Danny Snyder; 16. Bob Geiger; 17. Amanda Whaley; 18. Richard Jarvis Jr; 19. Staci Warrington; 20. David Hill; DNQ: Skip Syester

Crate Model Finish: 1. Sparky White; 2. Mike Wharton; 3. Nick Davis; 4. Joe Warren; 5. Clint Chalabala; 6. John Imler; 7. Clay Tatman; 8. Dylan Evans; 9. Kelly Putz; 10. David Nailor; 11. John Emory; 12. Mike Wilson; 13. Cody Dawson; 14. Matt Glanden; 15. Kellie Lewis; 16. Kevin Witcher; 17. Alyssa Young; 18. Robbie Emory; 19. Gus Economides; 20. Chris Hitchens; 21. Tyler Reed; 22. Matt Hill; 23. Roy Hassler; 24. TJ Williams; 25. Ryan Dextraze; 26. Stacy Roberts.


CURT MICHAEL INCHES CLOSER TO EIGHTH URC CHAMPIONSHIP, SCORES SECOND OF WIN 2011 SATURDAY NIGHT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL



With just one point race remaining on the Rislone URC Sprint Series, Curt Michael has his eye on an eighth Championship and Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway, he scored his second win of the season and again padded his point lead. Michael of Ocean View, DE started third in the twenty-five lap feature event and took the lead from Joey Biasi on lap two. Once on top and despite numerous cautions, Michael easily took the win and collected the $2,000 first place prize driving the Valley Forge INC Bill Gallagher owned sprint car. This event also marked the final race of the Taylor & Messick Delaware State Sprint Series

URC heat race winners were JJ Grasso, Tim Hogue and Joey Biasi. During the running of the third heat, Biasi set the LikeWise fast time of the night. In the second heat race, Kramer Williamson and Randy West tangled with Williamson taking a wild flip in turn two. Williamson not on walked away uninjured, he returned to start the feature in the last position and rallied to an impressive tenth place finish. Williamson earned the Fred's Trailer Parts Hard Charger of the night award for advancing twelve spots in the feature.

At the start of the twenty-five lap URC Rislone sprint feature, Joey Biasi led the first lap with Curt Michael immediately in the chase. The first of several cautions was displayed for Jimmy Stitzel who spun. On the restart, Curt Michael took the low groove and passed Biasi for lead in turn one as Eddie Wagner and Ed Aikin were in the chase. Before the completion of lap three, the yellow again slowed the field, this time Steve Downs who spun in turn three. The restart saw Kevin Darling and JR Berry tangled in turn two and the caution was again displayed . On the restart, Jimmy Stitzel spun collecting Midge Miller who took a slow roll in turn two. All drivers walked away uninjured.

Racing resumed on lap three and Curt Michael was on the point with Biasi in the chase. Ed Aikin and Josh Weller were now chasing Biasi for the runner-up spot. On lap eight, Weller driving the Palladino #99 passed Aikin for third and quickly began to reel in Biasi.

On lap eleven, the yellow was displayed for debris and the big lead built up by Curt Michael was now erased. At the drop of the green flag, Michael ran to hide from the field as Weller made the move to take over second.

At the halfway sign, Michael had a comfortable lead with Weller in second and JJ Grasso who started ninth, now running third. Making up the top five was Joe Biasi and Ed Aikin. Michael continued to hold a solid lead lap eighteen.

Lapped cars could now be a factor as they were in front of the leader by lap nineteen. Weller started to gain ground on Michael as Grasso was reeling in Weller. Michael's lead was wearing down as the two lap sign was displayed. Although Weller gained ground on the leader, he ran out of time to offer any challenge for the win. Curt Michael took the checker flag and his second win of the season and forty-sixth career win.

FEATURE FINISH: Curt Michael, Josh Weller, JJ Grasso, Joey Biasi, Robbie Stillwaggon, Ed Aikin, Mark Bitner, Joe Zuczek, Eddie Wagner, Kramer Williamson, Randy West, Art Liedl, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Rory Janney, Tim Hogue, Dave Ely, Steve Downs, Jeff Fithian, Midge Miller, Kevin Darling, JR Berry, Andy Best, Dave Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 18, 2011

MOTHER NATURE ALTERS DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE ONE MORE TIME



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – With rain washing out Delaware International Speedway’s racing on Saturday night the promotion has had to alter the schedule one more time. The schedule for the remainder of the season is now as follows:

September 24th – No racing due to the NHRA Northeast Division 1 Bracket Finals at the adjoining U.S. 13 Dragway.

October 1st – URC Sprint Cars, Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, Crate Models, AC Delco TSS Modifieds and Mod Lites.

October 8th – “King of Kings” for Super Late Models plus “Blast from the Past” Reunion. Five weekly divisions plus Little Lincoln Cars and Vintage Stock Cars. *NOTE* Blast for the Past passes are for registered participants and are not transferable.

October 21st – Friday Night – Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. All qualifying plus Little Lincoln and Small Block Modified Championship features.

October 22nd – Saturday Night – Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. Consolations plus Big Block Modified, Super Late Model, Crate Model, AC Delco TSS Modifieds, Mod Lite, Vintage and Slide for 5 championships.

Starting with the October 8th event, gates will open an hour earlier at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 21st gates open at 3 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and on Saturday night, Oct. 22nd gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER NOT JOKING AROUND IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (9/10/11) – Delaware International Big Block Modified driver, Matt Jester may have the nickname of the “Joker” but his run for the 2011 title at the speedway has been anything but a joke. Jester started on the pole and ran an hid from the field in the 25-lap main to post his second straight win and his eighth feature win of the year.

Jester started on the point and within a couple of laps it was obvious that if he didn’t experience any problems the race was going to be for second spot. H.J. Bunting got out of shape on lap two which triggered a spin by Kenny Brightbill to bring out the yellow. Eric Kormann and Beau Wilkins were putting on a good battle for the second spot while Tim Trimble held down fourth and Jamie Mills, in the Will Brown No. 1W ran in fifth.

Mills got by Trimble for fourth but jumped the cushion going into the first turn and slid to a stop off the top side to bring out the caution. Jester took off again on the restart as Kormann and Wilkins waged war for second. Bunting was back on the move dropping Robert Dutton out of the top five

Bunting worked his way past Trimble for the fourth spot just as the final caution flew on lap 17 as Billy Carr came to a stop erasing Jester’s 4.6 seconds lead over Kormann. On the restart Jester again pulled away but Kormann got too high and both Wilkins and Bunting moved by.

Jester was able to build over a three second lead in the closing laps and took the win. “The way the track was in the heat you got up to the top and it was pretty hard to pass,” said Jester. “We got back to the pits and prayed for a number ten (in the inversion draw) and sure enough he pulled a ten so we will take them how we can get them.”

Wilkins completed an excellent drive in second with Bunting finishing third. Fourth went to Kormann and for the second week in a row, Scott Ambruster, Jr. came on strong in the closing laps to round out the top five. Heats were won by Bunting and Ambruster, Jr.

In the “King of Kings” ten lap shootout for the Big Block Modifieds it was H.J. Bunting grabbing the lead in the three wide start over front row drivers Brad Trice and Matt Jester. While Bunting opened a lead, Jester battled Trice for second.

With one lap to go, Trice spun to set up a one lap shootout. Jester made a bid for the lead going into the first turn but Bunting held off the challenge and drove to the win. Alan Bradley of Schaffer Oil presented Bunting with a $100 bonus in victory lane. Jester, Wilkins, Kenny Brightbill and Robert Dutton rounded out the top five.

Dana Walker ran in the AC Delco TSS Modifieds driving Scott Baker’s backup car and led the first lap two laps of the 15 lap main. John Curtis took the lead on lap three as Baker got by Walker for second. Scott Hitchens was on the move taking third on lap five with Joseph Tracy following into third.

Baker had problems and pulled to the infield turning second over to Hitchens. Curtis continued to pull away to nearly a ten second lead as he earned his second win of the season and increased his lead in the tight points battle. The non-stop feature was run in 5:38.583.

Hitchens finished a personal best in second with Tracy Third. Trent Willey finished in the fourth spot and Dana Walker rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Hitchens.

In the caution filled Mod Lite 15 lap feature it was Curt Miles, Jr. showing the way in the early going. Brandon Dennis worked by Jimmy Wills for second but on a lap four restart was slow coming up to speed fell back.

James Hill moved into second with Ray Gulliver running in third. Hill took the lead at the halfway sign and would drive a flawless race the rest of the distance for his second win of the year. Miles, Jr. finished the race in a solid second with Gulliver third. Fourth went to Wills and Jason Musser rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Hill.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. Beau Wilkins; 3. HJ Bunting; 4. Eric Kormann; 5. Scott Amburster Jr; 6. Tim Trimble; 7. Jamie Mills; 8. Brad Trice; 9. Robert Dutton; 10. Dale Hawkins; 11. Kenny Brightbill; 12. Michael White; 13. Howard ONeal; 14. George Richardson; 15. Scott Van Gorder; 16. Billy Carr; 17. Duane Rust; 18. Chris Glanden.

Modified “King of Kings” Finish: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Beau Wilkins; 4. Kenny Brightbill; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Brad Trice; 7. Dana Walker; 8. Jamie Mills.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. John Curtis; 2. Scott Hitchens; 3. Joseph Tracy; 4. Trent Willey; 5. Dana Walker; 6. Tyler Reed; 7. Westley Smith; 8. Justin Griffith; 9. Herman Powell; 10. Greg Taylor; 11. Brandon Blades; 12. Danny Smack; 13. Dwayne Crockett; 14. Norman Short Jr. 15. Nick Nash; 16. Scott Banks; 17. Shawn Weber; 18. Gary Bostwick; 19. Scott Baker.


Mod Lite Finish: 1. James Hill; 2. Curt Miles Jr; 3. Ray Gulliver; 4. Jimmy Wills; 5. Jason Musser; 6. Brandon Watkins; 7. Kerry King Jr; 8. Kevin Mckinney; 9. James McKinney; 10. Landis Musser; 11. Chad Passwaters; 12. Rick Wheatley; 13. James Wood; 14. Jake Nelson; 15. Ty Short; 16. Brandon Dennis; 17. Alan Passwaters; 18. Kirk Miles Sr; 19. Matt Smith; 20. Brandon Sturgis.



DONALD LINGO, JR. ONE STEP CLOSER TO 4TH CHAMPIONSHIP IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS


By his own admission, Donald Lingo, Jr. has had an up and down season. The defending Super Late Model point champion had won only one feature event prior to Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway however; the team’s perseverance has gotten them to the top of the standings. Lingo edged a little closer to defending his 2010 championship by posting his second win in the 20-lap main.

Donald Lingo, Jr. was able to get around last week’s winner, Mark Pettyjohn to lead the first lap. Mark Byram, looking for his first win charged into the second spot on lap two with Dale Lingo taking third three laps later.

A pair of back to back cautions on laps six and seven were the only two cautions of the event but would eliminate Hal Browning and Kerry King from the race and Dale Lingo from the top five.

Richard Jarvis, Jr. was looking to stay in the point chase and had climbed to third just before halfway. With three laps to go Jarvis was able to get by Byram but Donald Lingo, Jr. was long gone as time ran out.

“This has been a roller coaster year I think,” said Lingo. “May we were 200 points back, probably more than 200 points back but we chipped away all season long and were probably 200 points out front. The last three weeks we tried to put in on a silver platter with cake and ice cream and give it away. I couldn’t believe the luck we were having. Hopefully this is the beginning of some better luck.”

Jarvis finished in the second spot with Mark Byram third. Fourth went to Andrew Mullis and David Hill came from 15th to finish in fifth. Heats were won by Lingo, Jr. and Mark Pettyjohn.

Nick Davis ended a long dry spell in the 15-lap Crate Model feature by taking the lead on the first lap and driving a flawless race to his first win of the season. With Davis out front the battle was for second between Sparky White and Clint Chalabala. Clay Tatman was riding in the fourth spot and Mike Wharton was on the move in fifth.

A pair of yellows on laps nine and ten kept the field tightly bunched. Joe Warren made his presence known as he shot by Wharton into fourth. Chalabala finally wrestled second away from White with two laps to go but could not catch Davis. At the line the top five in order were Davis, Chalabala, White, Warren and Wharton. Fast time in qualifying was set by Davis.

The Little Lincoln cars competed in a 12-lap main. Mel Joseph, Jr., diving his new Greg Mitchell ’55 Chevy, raced past Brian Nailor and Ryan Walsen to lead lap one. Jamie Wager shot from seventh to second by lap two and would chase Joseph the remainder of the distance.

Joseph took the win with Wagner second. Bill Brittingham climbed to third just past halfway and finished in that spot with Steve Baker fourth and Walsen holding on to finish in fifth.

In the 10-lap Delmarva Charger/Super Truck feature it was Jay Sipple posting back to back wins in the visiting division. Former season winners Ashley Merritt and Tyler White (who started in 16th) chased from second and third.

Sipple held his line and made no mistakes as he drove to the win. White took second with two laps to go and finished first truck in that spot. Joe Carey made a late race charge to finish in the third spot with the truck of Matt Long fourth while Merritt held on to finish in the fifth spot.

The Slide for Five cars rounded out the evening. Shane Phillips got to the front by the first turn and encountered no obstacles as he led all five laps and cruised to the victory. Ronnie Layton avoided a couple of spinning cars and ran the final three laps in second. Robin Phillips patiently drove to a third place finish with C.J. Dickerson fourth and Matt Carmean fifth.

This Saturday night will be the “King of Kings” for the Super Late Model feature winners plus the rescheduled “Blast from the Past” Reunion. Both the Little Lincoln and Vintage Stock Cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

RESULTS: Super Late Model Finish: 1. Donald Lingo Jr.; 2. Richard Jarvis Jr.; 3. Mark Byram; 4. Andrew Mullins; 5. David Hill; 6. Mark Pettyjohn; 7. Amanda Whaley; 8. Kenny Pettyjohn; 9. Staci Warrington; 10. Kevin Scott Jr; 11. Dale Lingo; 12. Herb Tunis; 13. Rob Schirmer; 14. Mike Parsons; 15. Bob Geiger; 16. Lou Johnson; 17. Kerry King; 18. Hal Browning.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Nick Davis; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. Sparky White; 4. Joe Warren; 5. Mike Wharton; 6. Chris Hitchens; 7. Dylan Evans; 8. John Imler; 9. Mike Wilson;10. Robbie Emory; 11. Cody Dawson; 12. Kellie Lewis; 13. Roy Hassler; 14. John Emory; 15. Derek Magee; 16. Matt Glanden; 17. Bobby Watkins; 18. Reese Masiello; 19. Michael Wilkins; 20. TJ Williams; 21. Clay Tatman; 22. Tyler Reed; 23. Billy Thompson; 24. David Nailor.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. Mel Joseph Jr.; 2. Jamie Wagner; 3. Bill Brittingham; 4. Steve Baker; 5. Ryan Walsen; 6. Donald Robinson Jr.; 7. Mark Cashdan; 8. John Stevenson; 9. Tim Archer; 10. Buddy Bozman; 11. Virgil Bradford; 12. Brian Naylor; 13. Dylan Betts.

Delmarva Charger/Super Truck Finish: 1. Jay Simple; 2. Tyler White (1st Truck); 3. Joe Carey; 4. Matt Long; 5. Ashley Merritt; 6. Guy Mitchell; 7. Cody Hudson; 8. Daniel Hudson; 9. Geoff Carey; 10. Thomas Lecates; 11. Hunter Wharton; 12. Charles Hudson; 13. Bunky White; 14. John Rogers; 15. Randy Merritt; 16. Gene Hicks; 17. Wood Chuck; 18. Derrick Swafford; 19. Mike Lewis; 20. Rittle; 21. Keith Lewis; 22. Ethan Breasure; 23. Perry Waters.

Slide for 5 Finish: 1. Shane Phillips; 2. Ronnie Layton; 3. Robin Phillips; 4. C.J. Dickerson; 5. Matt Carmean; 6. Jesse Betts; 7. Justin Dukes; 8. Ernie Melson; 9. Jamie Collins; 10. Brandon Givens.

 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO TITLE AFTER 7TH DELAWARE BIG BLOCK WIN



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (9/3/11) – Matt Jester moved one step closer to winning his first NAPA Big Block Modifieds track championship after he recorded his seventh win of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature at the Delaware International Speedway.

The inversion draw was a zero which placed Jester on the pole after winning his heat going away. Jester went to the high groove at the drop of the green and would lead wire to wire. Brad Trice and Kenny Brightbill tried to keep Jester in sight in the early going.

H.J. Bunting quickly worked his way into the top five from his seventh starting spot and by lap eight had moved by Trice for second. At the halfway sign the top five were Jester, Bunting, Trice, Brightbill and Jamie Mills.

A caution on lap 16 erased Jester’s advantage and put Bunting on his bumper. Mills grabbed fourth on the restart with Beau Wilkins following into fifth. With four laps to go, Scott Ambruster, Jr., who was running in the sixth spot, got around to bring out the final yellow.

Mills grabbed third from Trice on the restart but it would be Bunting chasing Jester to the checkered. Mills finished in the third spot with Trice fourth and Wilkins rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Jester and Trice.

Eric Vent started on the pole in the AC Delco TSS Modified feature. Vent led the first lap with point leader John Curtis challenging from second. The two made contact in the fourth turn with Curtis spinning and bringing out the yellow.

Brandon Blades picked up the chase in second with Westley Smith running in third. Three straight yellows found Scott Hitchens up to third with defending champion Joe Tracy in fourth and rookie Trent Willey charging into fifth.

Blades was unable to close on Vent in the second half of the race that was all green and Vent posted his first win of the season. Blades crossed the line in second but was light at the scales moving Tracy to second. Hitchens headed to the pits on the final lap putting Willey in third. Smith finished in the fourth spot and Herman Powell rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Blades.

It was round four for the TUSA Mid-Atlantic Series for the Mod Lites. Ty Short set fast time and started on the pole with the zero inversion draw. Once again Short would make no mistakes and would drive to his sixth win of the season.

It wasn’t a runaway win however as Jimmy Wills stayed glued to the back bumper of Short throughout the caution riddled 15 laps. Ray Gulliver climbed as high as second but ended up chasing from third.

At the checkered it was Short taking the win with Wills second and Gulliver third. Kirk Miles put on a good drive to finish in the fourth spot and Brandon Watkins came from tenth to finish in fifth.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Jamie Mills; 4. Brad Trice; 5. Beau Wilkins; 6. Kenny Brightbill; 7. Eric Kormann; 8. Robert Dutton; 9. Dale Hawkins; 10. Tim Trimble; 11. Scott Amburster Jr; 12. Scott Van Gorder; 13. Michael White; 14. Howard ONeal; 15. Jimmy Chester; 16. Scott Irwin; 17. Duane Rust; 18. George Richardson; 19. Kyle Fuller; 20. Joseph Watson; 21. Deron Rust.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Eric Vent; 2. Joseph Tracy; 3. Trent Willey; 4. Westley Smith; 5. Herman Powell; 6. Scott Baker; 7. John Curtis; 8. Jamie Eichholz; 9. Greg Taylor; 10. Gary Bostwick; 11. Shawn Weber; 12. Scott Hitchens; 13. Norman Short Jr; 14. Danny Smack; 15. Justin Griffith; 16. Nick Nash; 17. Tyler Reed; 18. Dwayne Crockett; DQ: Brandon Blades.

TUSA Mod Lite Finish: 1. Ty Short; 2. Jimmy Wills; 3. Ray Gulliver; 4. Kirk Miles Sr; 5. Brandon Watkins; 6. Erik McKinney; 7. Kerry King Jr; 8. James Hill; 9. Kevin Mckinney; 10. Brandon Dennis; 11. Landis Musser; 12. Brandon Sturgis; 13. James Wood; 14. Jake Nelson; 15. Curt Miles Jr; 16. Tim White; 17. Jason Musser; 18. Matt Smith; 19. Rick Wheatley.



MARK PETTYJOHN LEADS FINAL THREE LAPS TO WIN IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Mark Pettyjohn drove a calculated race to take the lead late in the Super Late Model 20-lap feature and drive away to his second win of the season.

Richard Jarvis, Jr. started on the pole and quickly opened a comfortable lead. Kevin Scott, Jr. ran in the second spot and held off several challenges by Dale Lingo before Mark Pettyjohn, who started in fifth roared into third. Mark got by Scott, Jr. after a good battle on lap seven and started to track down the leader, Jarvis.

Bob Geiger got around on lap nine bringing out the second and final caution and elimination Jarvis’ advantage. Mark Pettyjohn immediately began to search for a faster line, drifting high in the first turn and shooting off the bottom of turn two.

Mark Byram was running in the fourth spot and was now feeling pressure from David Pettyjohn in fifth. David took the fourth place with six laps to go.

Mark Pettyjohn pulled even with Jarvis with three laps to go and took the lead for the two to go sign. The final two laps he was able to pull away from Jarvis and drive to his second win of the year. Jarvis finished in the second spot as Byram held off David Pettyjohn for fourth and Scott, Jr. ended a great drive in fifth.

Heats were won by Amanda Whaley and Herb Tunis.

John Imler lead the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature before Joe Warren moved on top. Lap five saw a wild restart when Nick Davis lost power near the front of the pack. Several cars were involved in the tangle that saw Mike Wilson flip. No one was injured in the incident.

Tyler Reed worked into second on the restart with Mike Wharton running in third. As Warren kept a four car length advantage over Reed, Sparky White began to make a move getting past Imler for fourth with five to go.

The final yellow was out with two laps to go when Kelly Lewis came to a stop. On the restart White was able to get by Wharton for third. Reed tried his hardest but was unable to mount a challenge on Warren who took his sixth win of the year. Reed settled for second with White third. Fourth went to Wharton and Imler rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by White.

This Saturday night will feature the “King of Kings” match race for the Big Block Modifieds plus the five weekly divisions, the Little Lincoln Cars, the Delmarva Chargers & Super Trucks and the Slide for Five. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Mark Pettyjohn; 2. Richard Jarvis Jr; 3. Mark Byram; 4. David Pettyjohn; 5. Kevin Scott Jr; 6. Staci Warrington; 7. Amanda Whaley; 8. Andrew Mullins; 9. Dale Lingo; 10. Donald Lingo Jr; 11. Lou Johnson; 12. David Hill; 13. Rob Schirmer; 14. Dave Graber; 15. Bob Geiger; 16. Kelly Putz; 17. Kerry King; 18. Herb Tunis; 19. Kevin Witcher.


Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Tyler Reed; 3. Sparky White; 4. Mike Wharton; 5. John Imler; 6. Dylan Evans; 7. Matt Hill; 8. Clint Chalabala; 9. Chris Hitchens; 10. Matt Glanden; 11. Roy Hassler; 12. Robbie Emory; 13. John Emory; 14. Gus Economides; 15. Derek Magee; 16. Kellie Lewis; 17. Reese Masiello; 18. Stacy Roberts; 19. David Nailor; 20. TJ Williams; 21. Bobby Watkins; 22. Nick Davis; 23. Mike Wilson; 24. Cody Dawson; 25. Rob Bragg.



ED AIKIN LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE TO SCORE FIRST RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES WIN OF 2011


The RISLONE URC Sprint Series returned to the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night for their nineteenth event of the 2011 season. Ed Aikin of Lincoln University scored his first win of the season and fifth career win of 2011 on Taylor & Messick Night. Aikin delivered a convincing win, leading all twenty-five laps to earn the $2,000 first place prize. Aikin is URC's fourteenth different feature winner of the season.

Heat race events were won by Aikin, Andy Best and Robbie Stillwaggon. Aikin and Best made-up the front row to start the feature event with Aikin jumping to the lead at the drop of the green flag. On lap two, the first caution of the race was displayed for Chris Glanden who spun in turn two. Glanden, a modified driver was making his first start in a URC sprint car. On the restart, Aikin remained the leader followed by Andy Best and Robbie Stillwaggon. Josh Weller driving the Palladino Motorsports #99 was running fourth with Kramer Williamson fifth.

As the field passed for the halfway sign, Aikin remained the leader with Stillwaggon second, Andy Best third, Josh Weller fourth and JJ Grasso fifth. The caution flag was displayed on lap seventeen, this time for Kramer Williamson who had a solid run in the works.

On the restart, Aikin, Stillwaggon, Weller, Best and JJ Grasso made up the top five with Curt Michael on a charge to the front. By lap twenty-one, Curt Michael was now in the top five. One lap later, the final caution flag of the race was displayed, this time for Troy Betts who spun in turn four.

The restart set-up a three lap run to the checker flag and Aikin was up to the challenge with Stillwaggon and Weller in the chase. With the white flag waiving, JJ Grasso moved into third and set-up a challenge on Stillwaggon. Grasso ran short of tine and settled for third with Curt Michael passing Josh Weller to take the fourth spot as Weller finished fifth.

FEATURE FINISH: Ed Aikin, Robbie Stillwaggon, JJ Grasso, Curt Michael, Josh Weller, Randy West, Art Liedl, Andy Best, Gary Gollub, Jeff Fithian, Joe Zuczek, Eddie Wagner, Troy Betts, Chris Glanden, Mike Stoer, Steve Downs, Joey Biasi, Tim Hogue, Kramer Williamson, Denny Garl, Dave Martin, Kevin Darling, Mike Kostic, DNS- - Tim Higgins


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Aug. 23, 2011

“BLAST FROM THE PAST” GUEST LIST TOPS 130 AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – The Delaware International Speedway has put out the “Welcome” matt and has gotten a tremendous response to the “Blast from the Past” Reunion Saturday night, August 27th along with the “King of Kings” shoot-out for Super Late Model feature winners, the five weekly divisions and the Little Lincoln Vintage cars.

The speedway sent out an open invitation early in the season to any driver or owner that had competed at a Delaware track to be the guest of the speedway on Saturday night. In what turned out to be an amazing response, 150 people have responded and plan to attend.

Some of the drivers and owners from the past that have indicated that they will be in attendance are: Walt Breeding, Ed Brown, Sr. & Jr., Harold Bunting, Ken Covey, Ronnie Denston, Earl Derr, Elwood Driscoll, Harry Dutton, Oscar Fields, Gary Gollub, Kelly Hastings, Jimmy Goslee, Clem Horvath, Richard Jarvis, Ken Jefferson, Ron Keys, Tommy Long, Johnny Martin, III, Buck Myers, Bob Passwaters, Charles Phillips, Blaine Sadler, Jack Sapp, Bill Towers, Haines Tull, P.J. Walker, Bruce Webb, Bobby Walls, Raymond White and Paul Whitelock to name a few.

The drivers will be treated to a special hospitality tent before the night’s racing and will participate in interviews and meeting the fans during intermission. It will be a great opportunity for fans to meet some of their favorites from the past.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the speedway office at 302-875-1911.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAMIE MILLS BACK IN RACE TRIM WINS IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (8/20/11) – Milford, Del.’s Jamie Mills sat out most of the season in the NAPA Big Block Modifieds at the Delaware International Speedway following back surgery early in the year. Saturday night the former two time champion appeared to be back in top form as he threaded his way to the front to record his first win of the season.

“I tell you what,” said Mills. “I’ve been a miserable SOB the last year or so. I got back in this race car and I feel like I’ve been born again.”

Brad Trice took the lead from Kenny Brightbill on the first circuit and quickly established himself as the car to beat. H.J. Bunting got by Brightbill for second on lap three but Trice had already built a comfortable lead.

Mills had started back in the eighth spot and was quickly into the top five. As Bunting trimmed down Trice’s lead Mills began to pick off cars in the top five. First he worked by Eric Kormann then by Brightbill by halfway.

The first caution came out at this point when Dave Gerhart came to a stop on the front straight. On the restart some banging resulted in a three car tangle involving Matt Jester, Beau Wilkins and Howard O’Neal. The remainder of the race was all green.

Sensing some urgency to catch the front, Mills stepped up his pace. Bunting was pushing hard to take the lead but made a bobble and Mills shot by for second with ten to go. Trice held off the challenge until five to go when Mills went to the high side in turn two and took the lead down the back straight. Bunting got by Trice for second with two laps to go but could not catch Mills.

Mills took the win with Bunting settling for second. Trice ended a solid run in third with Scott Ambruster, Jr. coming on strong in the final laps for fourth and Brightbill rounded out the top five. Heats for the 21 cars were won by Kormann and Bunting.

The 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature played out almost perfectly for Justin Griffith. Griffith started on the pole and quickly settled into a fast line around the half mile. Scott Hitchens held down second with Scott Baker in third. Jordan Watson was invading and powered from eighth to fifth by lap two. One lap later, Watson got by Tyler Reed for fourth.

The race would stay green and the top five remained unchanged. Griffith appeared to be headed for a non-stop victory but Nick Nash and Shawn Weber tangled to bring out the yellow on the final lap. Griffith hit the restart perfectly and drove to his second win of the season. Hitchens posted a person best in second with Baker third. Fourth went to Jordan and Reed rounded out the top five. Watson set fast time in qualifying.

It was round three of the TUSA Mod Lite Mid-Atlantic Series and it would produce the third different winner in the series. Curt Miles, Jr. jumped out to the early lead over the 19 car field. Brandon Dennis moved by Ray Gulliver to take second with Jimmy Wills following into third.

Ty Short took third as Wills began to slow at the halfway sign and brought out the yellow. Under the yellow the leader Miles, Jr. pulled to the infield and was done for the night. Dennis was the new leader but Short made the pass with six to go. Gulliver would regain second two laps later.

A scary moment occurred with two laps to go as Adam Weber lost an engine and the car went up in a ball a flame on the front straight. Weber brought the car to a quick stop and immediately exited the car uninjured. Short held off Gulliver for the final two circuits for his fifth win of the year. Dennis finished in the third spot with Erik McKinney fourth and Landis Musser fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Short.

NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Jamie Mills; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Scott Amburster Jr; 5. Kenny Brightbill; 6. Eric Kormann; 7. Dale Hawkins; 8. Matt Jester; 9. Robert Dutton; 10. George Richardson; 11. Kyle Fuller; 12. Chris Glanden; 13. Howard ONeal; 14. Scott Van Gorder; 15. Dwayne Heck; 16. Beau Wilkins; 17. Dave Gerhart; 18. Dana Walker; Did Not Start: Michael White; Shawn Ward; Joseph Watson.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Justin Griffith; 2. Scott Hitchens; 3. Scott Baker; 4. Jordan Watson; 5. Tyler Reed; 6. John Curtis; 7. Jamie Eichholz; 8. Joseph Tracy; 9. Westley Smith; 10. Matt Hawkins; 11. Dwayne Crockett; 12. Ryan Anderson; 13. Danny Smack; 14. Brandon Blades; 15. Duane Rust; 16. Trent Willey; 17. Gary Bostwick; 18. Shawn Weber; 19. Scott Banks; 20. Herbie Hempel; 21. Nick Nash.

TUSA Mod Lite Finish: 1. Ty Short; 2. Ray Gulliver; 3. Brandon Dennis; 4. Erik McKinney; 5. Landis Musser; 6. Kerry King Jr; 7. Tim White; 8. Kirk Miles Sr; 9. Chad Passwaters; 10. Alan Passwaters; 11. James Wood; 12. Brandon Keim; 13. Adam Weber; 14. Jason Musser; 15. Curt Miles Jr; 16. Kevin Mckinney; 17. Jimmy Wills; 18. Brandon Watkins; DNS: James Hill.


ELLIOTT MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Ricky Elliott lived up to his nickname “the Rocket” on Saturday night as he rocketed to the front and drove to his third consecutive win and his fifth overall in the 20-lap Super Late Model feature.

Amanda Whaley showed the field the way around the track for the first four laps of the Super Late Model. Elliott had been hard on the throttle from the drop of the green move from his fourth starting spot the second on the first lap and then working his way on top for lap five.

Mark Pettyjohn appeared to be the only car that had anything for the leader as he worked his way past Whaley into second at the halfway sign. A couple of quick yellow flags just past halfway kept the field bunched producing good battles throughout. Andrew Mullins and Donald Lingo, Jr. went three wide with Whaley in a battle for third but Mullins got up and over the front of Whaley resulting in a tangle that involved all three plus Staci Warrington who went off the top side to avoid the mess.

For the final four laps, Mark Pettyjohn committed to the low groove while Elliott ran on top. Pettyjohn pulled even going into the first turn with two to go but could not pull off the pass. Elliott controlled the final two laps and took the win. In victory lane an emotional Elliott dedicated the win to his grandfather who had passed away earlier in the week.

Pettyjohn scored a second with Herb Tunis ending a good drive in third. Fourth went to Mark Byram and Lou Johnson rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Elliott and Tunis.

Mike Wharton kept his cool and he led wire to wire to win the caution plagued 15-lap Crate Model feature. Wharton started on the point with Clint Chalabala in second. Bobby Watkins took the second spot on lap three as Joe Warren worked into fourth.

Chalabala regained the second spot bringing Warren with him into third just before the halfway sign. Warren kept up the momentum and drove into second as Matt Hill climbed to fourth. Warren was hoping for a mistake by Wharton but it would not happen as Wharton drove to his fourth win of the season. Warren finished in second with Chalabala third. Fourth went to Hill and John Imler rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

An excellent field of 25 Delmarva Chargers and Super Trucks were on hand. Ashley Merritt moved from third to lead the first two laps before Jay Sipple moved on top. Daniel Hudson made some nice moves to shoot from tenth to third by lap three with last race’s winner, Tyler White following him through to fourth.

Merritt tried everything she could to regain the lead but Sipple would make no mistakes. All eyes were on Kyle Tubbs who had started in 20th and was challenging for second. Sipple went on to his first win at the speedway with Tubbs taking second on the final lap. Third went to Merritt with Hudson fourth and Tyler White finishing first truck in fifth.

The Slide for 5 race was one that boiled down to last lap strategy. Shane Phillips led the first lap before Ethan Brasure in his big station wagon slid to the front. Phillips’ lead was shot lived as Ronnie Layton became the third leader in three laps.

Phillips worked back into the second spot and coming to the checkered flag turned Layton around just short of the finish line and took the win. Layton recovered to finish in second with Phillips third. Fourth went to Jesse Betts and Justin Dukes rounded out the top five.

This Saturday night will be the “Blast from the Past” reunion with nearly 150 former drivers and owners being guests of the speedway. Also on tap will be the “King of Kings” for the Super Late Model feature winners along with the five weekly divisions and the Little Lincoln Vintage cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Mark Pettyjohn; 3. Herb Tunis; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Lou Johnson; 6. Richard Jarvis Jr; 7. Kevin Scott Jr; 8. Dave Graber; 9. Mike Parsons; 10. Staci Warrington; 11. Amanda Whaley; 12. Andrew Mullins; 13. Bob Geiger; 14. Donald Lingo Jr; 15. David Hill; 16. Kenny Pettyjohn; 17. Derrike Hill; 18. Kerry King.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Mike Wharton; 2. Joe Warren; 3. Clint Chalabala; 4. Matt Hill; 5. John Imler; 6. Mike Wilson; 7. Robbie Emory; 8. Dylan Evans; 9. David Nailor; 10. John Emory; 11. Roy Hassler; 12. Stacy Roberts; 13. Cody Dawson; 14. Reese Masiello; 15. Derek Magee; 16. Kellie Lewis; 17. Matt Glanden; 18. Rob Bragg; 19 Bobby Watkins; 20. Chris Hitchens; 21. Gus Economides; 22. TJ Williams; 23. Richard Harden; 24. Tyler Reed.

Delmarva Charger/Super Truck Finish: 1. Jay Simple; 2. Kyle Tubbs; 3. Ashley Merritt; 4. Daniel Hudson; 5. Tyler White (first truck); 6. Bunky White; 7. Cody Hudson; 8. Matt Long; 9. Guy Mitchell; 10. Charles Hudson; 11. T J Henry; 12. Geoff Carey; 13. Jon Rogers; 14. Randy Merritt; 15. Derrick Swafford; 16. Hunter Wharton; 17. John Wingrove; 18. Wood Chuck; 19. Perry Waters; 20. Eathan Brasure; 21. Keith Lewis; 22. Mike Lewis; 23. Joe Carey; 24. Randy Gray; 25. Thomas Lecates.

Slide for 5 Finish: 1. Shane Phillips; 2. Ronnie Layton; 3. Robin Phillips; 4. Jesse Betts; 5. Justin Dukes; 6. Ethan Brasure; 7. Zac Moore; 8 Matt Carmean; 9. C.J. Dickerson; 10. Ernie Melson; 11. Bob Martin.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JESTER IN CHAMPIONSHIP FORM IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (8/6/11) – When you talk to driver Matt Jester about racing for the championship in the NAPA Big Block Modifies he always has the same answer, “I’m just focusing on winning races and the rest will take care of it’s self.” He did just that in the 25-lap Sysco Eastern Maryland sponsored feature Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.

The Big Block feature was a real barn burner that started with Dale Hawkins out front. Beau Wilkins swept by to lead lap two and looked strong until the engine started to smoke on lap four. Wilkins would lead lap five but the motor went up in smoke and would not shut off. Wilkins had to exit the car due to the smoke with the car still running. He was treated at the track and was okay.

Hawkins was now back on top with last week’s winner Robert Dutton in second and JoJo Watson in third. Jester had started in tenth and pulled into the top five behind H.J. Bunting. By lap seven his was fourth and two laps later third.

Bunting came to a stop on lap 11 with a flat tire and would restart at the rear after the change. On the restart, Jester shot by both Dutton and Hawkins to lead at halfway. From that point on it would be all Jester.

Brad Trice made a nice run from 11th taking third from Dutton with one lap to go. At the checkered it was Jester for the sixth time this season taking the win. Hawkins posted a season’s best in second with Trice third. Watson took fourth on the final lap and Dutton rounded out the top five. Rookies Eric Kormann and Kyle Fuller won the heats.

In the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature it looked as if Scott Baker would be able to turn starting on the pole into his first win of the season Scott Hitchens chased from second for the first six laps before defending point champion, Joseph Tracy moved into the runner-up spot.

The race was green from the sixth lap on and by the five to go point, Tracy was checking the inside groove. With one lap to go Tracy got a good run coming off the turn and was able to edge into the lead. Once out front, Tracy would make no mistakes and he drove to his fifth win of the year. Baker finished a solid second with Hitchens third. Fourth went to Jordan Watson who started in the rear of the field and John Curtis rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Curtis.

The 15-lap TUSA Mod Lite feature was a hotly contested event. Curt Miles, Jr. moved by Jason Musser to lead the first lap. Last week’s winner, Jimmy Wills charged into second on lap three and one lap later took the lead. Landis Musser made a charge and climbed into second but defending champion, Brandon Dennis took away that spot with five to go.

Dennis took the lead with four laps to go but James Hill was on the move in the high groove. Wills kept the pressure on Dennis and Hill joined the battle with two to go. Going into the first turn on the final lap the cars were in a pack. Dennis did a 360 spin and James Hill took the lead and the win. Wills finished in second with Landis Musser third. Fourth went to Miles, Jr. and Kerry King, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Hill.

This Saturday night will be Mix & Match with the Big Block Modifieds taking on the Super Late Models plus the weekly divisions and the Vintage cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. Dale Hawkins; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Joseph Watson; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Kenny Brightbill; 7. HJ Bunting; 8. Dana Walker; 9. Eric Kormann; 10. Howard ONeal; 11. Kyle Fuller; 12. Michael White; 13. George Richardson; 14. Duane Rust; 15. Scott Van Gorder; 16. Beau Wilkins; 17. Chris Glanden; 18. Jamie Mills.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Scott Baker; 3. Scott Hitchens; 4. Jordan Watson; 5. John Curtis; 6. Matt Hawkins; 7. Brandon Blades; 8. Westley Smith; 9. Danny Smack; 10. Trent Willey; 11. Tyler Reed; 12. Dwayne Crockett; 13. Gary Bostwick; 14. Shawn Weber; 15. Herbie Hempel; 16. Scott Banks; 17. Justin Griffith; 18. David Scarano; 19. Herman Powell; 20. Jamie Eichholz; 21. Jeff Marker.

TUSA Mod Lite Finish: 1. James Hill; 2. Jimmy Wills; 3. Landis Musser; 4. Curt Miles Jr; 5. Kerry King Jr; 6. Jason Musser; 7. Ray Gulliver; 8. Kirk Miles Sr; 9. Brandon Dennis; 10. James Wood; 11. Adam Weber; 12. Chad Passwaters; 13. Brandon Keim; 14. Alan Passwaters; 15. Kevin Mckinney; 16. Brandon Watkins; 17. Erik McKinney; 18. Tim White; 18. Trey Hicks; 19. Nick Nash.



RICKY “THE ROCKET” ELLIOTT SWEEPS TWIN LATE MODEL FEATURE IN DELAWARE



Ricky Elliott lived up to his nickname of “the Rocket” as he rocketed to the sweep of the Twin 20 Super Late Model features Saturday night.

In the first 20 lap main two of the fastest female Super Late Model racers were the early show. Staci Warrington set the pace with “the Wild Child” Amanda Whaley following in the high groove. Elliott started in the seventh spot and was up to fourth behind David Pettyjohn by lap two.

Elliott got by Whaley on lap five but Whaley had the fans on their feet when she regained second on the outside. Whaley closed on Warrington at the halfway sign as Elliott mounted a second assault. Whaley’s drive would end when she tangled with a back marker that had slowed.

On the restart Elliott went to work on Warrington and took the lead with four laps to go. Elliott would drive to the win, his third of the season with Warrington taking second. Dale Lingo made a late race charge to finish in third with Mark Pettyjohn coming from 14th to finish fourth and Andrew Mullins fifth.

Elliott pulled the number zero in the redraw giving himself the pole for race two. Dale Lingo quickly slipped into second with Mark Pettyjohn following into third. Kerry King brought out the second and last yellow on lap three.

The rest of the race was all Elliott as he was able to open almost a straightaway lead. Mark Pettyjohn got by Dale Lingo with four to go and finished in second. Dale Lingo finished in the third spot with Donald Lingo, Jr. fourth and David Pettyjohn fifth. Heats were won by Whaley and David Pettyjohn.

Rookie Cody Dawson led the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Mike Wharton took the top spot on lap two with Matt Glanden following into second. Glanden held second until Dylan Evans took the spot on lap five.

Evans was able to keep Wharton in his site but was never able to mount a serious challenge for the lead. Wharton would drive to his third win of the year with Evans turning in a solid performance finishing in second. Joe Warren came on strong in the final laps to finish in the third spot with Clint Chalabala fourth and Chris Hitchens fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

The 12-lap Little Lincoln Vintage feature was a great race with lots of two wide and three wide action. Donald Robinson, Jr. led the first four laps before Jamie Wagner, who had started in fifth, took the lead.

The top five cars stayed in a tight pack with John Stevenson on the extreme outside taking third from Mel Joseph, Jr. and then second from Robinson with one to go. Stevenson was able to make the winning pass on the final lap to take the win. Wagner finished in second with Robinson, Jr. third. Fourth went to Bill Brittingham and Dylan Betts rounded out the top five.

1st Super Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Staci Warrington; 3. Dale Lingo; 4. Mark Pettyjohn; 5. Andrew Mullins; 6. Mark Byram; 7. Hal Browning; 8. Donald Lingo Jr; 9. Kerry King; 10. David Hill; 11. Derrike Hill; 12. Kevin Scott Jr; 13. Dave Graber; 14. Rob Schirmer; 15. Herb Tunis; 16. David Pettyjohn; 17. Amanda Whaley; 18. Bob Geiger’ 19. Kelly Putz; 20. Richard Jarvis Jr.

2nd Super Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Mark Pettyjohn; 3. Dale Lingo; 4. Donald Lingo Jr; 5. David Pettyjohn; 6. Mark Byram; 7. Hal Browning; 8. Staci Warrington; 9. David Hill; 10. Kevin Scott Jr; 11. Rob Schirmer; 12. Kerry King; 13. Andrew Mullins; 14. Derrike Hill; 15. Bob Geiger; 16. Dave Graber; DNS: Herb Tunis; Amanda Whaley; Kelly Putz; Richard Jarvis Jr.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Mike Wharton; 2. Dylan Evans; 3. Joe Warren; 4. Clint Chalabala; 5. Chris Hitchens; 6. Matt Glanden; 7. Bobby Watkins; 8. John Emory; 9. David Nailor; 10. Cody Dawson; 11. Sparky White; 12. Roy Hassler; 13. Stacy Roberts; 14. Nick Davis; 15. Rob Bragg; 16. Derek Magee; 17. John Imler; 18. Kellie Lewis; 19. TJ Williams; 20. Reese Masiello; 21. Rob Walls; 22. Tyler Reed; 23. Mike Wilson; 24. Robbie Emory.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. John Stevenson; 2. Jamie Wagner; 3. Donald Robinson Jr.; 4. Bill Brittingham; 5. Dylan Betts; 6. Steven Baker; 7. Jeff Adkins; 8. Ryan Walsen; 9. Mel Joseph Jr.; 10. Eric Vent; 11. Brian Nailor; 12. David Archer; 13. Mark Cashden; 14. Buddy Bozman; 15. Emory West.

 

 

 

 

 

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ROBERT DUTTON ENDS TWO YEAR DROUGHT IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (7/30/11) – Robert Dutton ended a two year drought in the NAPA Big Block Modifieds as he captured the Pepsi sponsored 25-lap feature Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.

It was a matter of positioning himself at the right place at the right time in the main. Defending champion Kenny Brightbill led the first three laps before H.J. Bunting moved on top. Bunting quickly opened an advantage over Brightbill as Dutton moved in to challenge in third.

On lap ten Dutton pulled into the second spot and set his sites on Bunting who was starting to work lapped traffic. With eight laps to go, Bunting made contact in traffic and cut down a right front tire. Bunting headed in for a change under the yellow and returned at the rear of the field.

Dutton was the new leader with Brightbill clinging to his back bumper. All eyes turned to Brad Trice who was marching into the top five taking third from Eric Kormann with five to go. Trice’s run ended in a shower of sparks as he slowed and headed to the pits.

The final five laps were all green with Dutton making no mistakes to drive to the win. “Brightbill is always tough,” said Dutton. “My last win was in 2009. I want to dedicate this win to my wife. I’m also thankful that my kids were here to see me win tonight.”

Brightbill finished in second with Dale Hawkins posting a season’s best in third. Fourth went to Michael White and Kormann rounded out the top five. Jamie Mills returned to action for the first time this season starting deep in the field and finishing sixth. Heats were won by George Richardson and White.

Hometown driver, Westley Smith was picture perfect in the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature. Smith took the lead from Garrie Bostwick on the first lap and never looked back.

Eric Vent would grab second by lap two and chase Smith the remainder of the distance. Two late race cautions gave Vent and third place runner, Justin Griffith a chance but Smith made no mistakes and drove to his first checked of the season and the second of his career. Vent finished in second with Griffith third. Fourth went to Danny Smack and Bostwick rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Joseph Tracy who had to start eighth with the inversion.

The 15-lap Mod Lite feature was the first in a six race series to determine the TUSA Mid Atlantic Regional Champion. Jimmy Wills got off to a great start in the series by leading wire to wire for his first win since winning the Fall Championship in 2009.

Eric McKinney pressured Wills in the early going before dropping out with mechanical problems. Brother Kevin McKinney stepped up to give chase but Wills was not to be denied his first win of the year. A caution with one lap to go kept the pressure on but Wills held on and snapped Ty Short’s win streak of four starts and four wins. Kevin McKinney finished in second with Brandon Dennis third. Fourth went to Landis Musser and Curt Miles, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Wills.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Robert Dutton; 2. Kenny Brightbill; 3. Dale Hawkins; 4. Michael White; 5. Eric Kormann; 6. Jamie Mills; 7. Matt Jester; 8. Beau Wilkins; 9. Howard ONeal; 10. Joseph Watson; 11. HJ Bunting; 12. Brad Grim; 13. Dana Walker; 14. George Richardson; 15. Kyle Fuller; 16. Brad Trice; 17. CJ Faison; 18. Bobby Balentine.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Westley Smith; 2. Eric Vent; 3. Justin Griffith; 4. Danny Smack; 5. Gary Bostwick; 6. Scott Baker; 7. Joseph Tracy; 8. John Curtis; 9. Dwayne Crockett; 10. Herbie Hempel; 11. Scott Hitchens; 12. Paul Vreeland; 13. Tyler Reed.

TUSA Mod Lite Finish: 1. Jimmy Wills; 2. Kevin Mckinney; 3. Brandon Dennis; 4. Landis Musser; 5. Curt Miles Jr; 6. Ray Gulliver; 7. Jason Musser; 8. Alan Passwaters; 9. Kirk Miles Sr; 10. Chad Passwaters; 11. Kerry King Jr; 12. Brandon Kiem; 13. Ty Short; 14. Nick Nash; 15. Jake Nelson; 16. Erik McKinney.


DONALD LINGO, JR. MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Donald Lingo, Jr. may have gotten off to a slow start this season but it looks like the three time Super Late Model champion may just be hitting his stride once again. Lingo started on the pole and ran a hid from the rest of the field.

The first half of the race was all under the green with Lingo pulling away to a half track lead over Kerry King by lap seven. Andrew Mullins and Kenny Pettyjohn made it three wide with King in the battle for second but contact found Mullins sitting at the bottom of turn three and the yellow was out.

Lingo again shot away on the restart with King battling with Kenny Pettyjohn for second while Staci Warrington held off Mark Byram for fourth.

Lingo, Jr. made it look easy as he powered to his second straight win this season. “It feels good after all the bad luck we have had this year to get two in a row tonight,” said Lingo. “Our car was so perfect tonight you could have gone out to Salisbury Zoo and stuck a monkey in it and it would have won.”

King held off Kenny Pettyjohn by four one-thousandths of a second to finish in second. Byram got by Warrington on the final lap to finish in fourth and fifth respectively. Heats we won by Lingo, Jr. and King.

Joe Warren drove a calculated race to earn his fifth win of the season in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Rookie Cody Dawson led the first three laps before Tyler Reed moved on top. Dawson held off Mike Wilson then Joe Warren in the early stages.

Warren worked his way around the outside of Dawson with four to go and closed on Reed. Warren tried both the high and low grooves and finally edged on top as the white flag waved.

Warren went on to take his fifth checkered with Reed second and Dawson posting a personal best in third. Fourth went to Wilson and Mike Wharton came from 17th to finish in fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Nick Davis.

This Saturday night it will be Sysco Eastern Maryland Night with Twin 20’s for the Super Late Model plus the regular weekly divisions and the Little Lincoln cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Donald Lingo Jr; 2. Kerry King; 3. Kenny Pettyjohn; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Staci Warrington; 6. Kevin Scott Jr; 7. David Pettyjohn; 8. Mark Pettyjohn; 9. Rob Schirmer; 10. Mike Parsons; 11. Dave Graber; 12. Bob Geiger; 13. Amanda Whaley; 14. Andrew Mullins; 15. David Hill; 16. Derrike Hill; 17. Herb Tunis; 18. Richard Jarvis Jr.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Tyler Reed; 3. Cody Dawson; 4. Mike Wilson; 5. Mike Wharton; 6. Clint Chalabala; 7. John Imler; 8. Matt Glanden; 9. Chris Hitchens; 10. Sparky White; 11. Dylan Evans; 12. Robbie Emory; 13. John Emory; 14. David Nailor; 15. Roy Hassler; 16. Derek Magee; 17. Kellie Lewis; 18. Kevin Witcher; 19. Reese ; Masiello; 20. Nick Sapp; 21. Stacy Roberts; 22. Nick Davis; 23. Billy Thompson; 24. Richard Harden.


RANDY WEST SCORES SECOND RISLONE URC WIN OF 2011, LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE ON TAYLOR & MESSICK NIGHT SATURDAY AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL

Randy West of Boyertown, PA was the class of the field on Taylor & Messick Night Saturday at the Delaware International Speedway, winning the twenty-five lap Rislone URC Sprint feature event. West won his heat race and earned him the pole position in the main event. Seven time URC Champion Curt Michael won the second heat and started outside pole. Randy West, driving the Fred Kennedy owned sprinter ran to hide from the rest of the field and was never challenged in the feature that ran off non-stop. West earned $2,000 for the win, his second of the season and fifth career.

West and Curt Michael made-up the front row in the feature event and at the drop of the green flag, West immediately took control and established himself as the man the beat. Curt Michael maintained the second position and Kramer Williamson and Tim Hogue battled for third with Williamson earning the spot on lap five. At the front of the pack, West was quickly putting some distance between himself, Michael and Williamson. By lap ten, Robbie Stillwaggon was racing in fourth and at the same time, "the Wild Child" Josh Weller was also heading to the front of the pack.

At the halfway point of the race, West had pretty much checked out, driving through the lapped traffic flawlessly. Michael followed in second with Williamson third, Stillwaggon fourth and Tim Hogue making a strong run in fifth.

The race continued non-stop and West extended his lead with each lap. Josh Weller broke into the top five on lap nineteen and began to reel in the leaders. West continued to set a blistering pace and literally ran to hide from the rest of the field. Even in the closing five laps, West never was challenged for the win.

With the checker flag waiving, Randy West took the win over Curt Michael, Kramer Williamson, Robbie Stillwaggon and Josh Weller.

FEATURE FINISH: Randy West, Curt Michael, Kramer Williamson, Robbie Stillwaggon, Josh Weller, Tim Hogue, JJ Grasso, Art Liedl, Rory Janney, Dave Ely, Andy Best, Jeff Fithian, Ed Aikin, Mark Bitner, Jonathan Swanson, Joe Zuczek, Troy Betts, Tim Higgins, Troy Severon, Mike Kostic

 

 

 

 

 

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By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (7/23/11) - Racing for July 23rd at the Delaware International Speedway was cancelled due to the extreme heat. Promoter Charlie Cathell made the decision early Saturday morning when temperatures were already near 90 degrees and the heat index was predicted to hit 110 degrees.


Racing resumes this Saturday night, July 30th when it will be Pepsi Night featuring the United Racing Company sprint cars plus the Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, AC Delco TSS Modifieds, Crate Models and Mod Lites. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. For more information log onto www.delawareracing.com.


 

 

 

 

 

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BUNTING SCORES 4TH WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (7/16/11) – H.J. Bunting of Milford, Del. took the lead from Matt Jester at the halfway sign and then drove to his fourth win of the season in the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature, Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.

In qualifying, rookie Kyle Fuller got his first heat race win in the heat one and Joseph Watson took the win in the second heat. The draw was for an eight car inversion which put Matt Jester, who had finished fourth in the second heat, on the pole.

Jester jumped out to an early advantage while Brad Trice and H.J. Bunting battled wheel to wheel for second. Watson worked into the top five from seventh by lap five as the yellow flew for George Richardson who lost and engine.

Bunting took the second spot on the restart and went to the bottom groove taking the lead coming off turn two for lap 13. Jester dropped to second with Trice third. Watson ran in fourth and Dana Walker held fifth.

A series of cautions on laps 16, 17 and 19 kept the field tightly bunched. The final six laps were all green with Bunting, in the Jake Marine/Teo, able to pull away for the win. Jester finished in second with Trice third. Fourth went to Walker and Watson rounded out the top five.

“Charlie had the track in super shape,” said Bunting. “Especially after having to run Tuesday night. He had it plenty wet and the car just hooked up – it was actually hooked up too good.”

In the 15-lap AC Delco Modified feature, last week’s winner, Trent Willey made and outside charge from his third starting spot to lead lap one. Joseph Tracy worked by Westley Smith to take second on the second lap.

The field tried to go five wide coming off the second turn on lap five resulting in Greg Taylor getting into the wall and bringing out the yellow. On the restart Smith got by Tracy for second but Tracy regained the spot down the back straight. John Curtis was on the move and took third.

With five to go, Willey slipped high in the fourth turn and Tracy slipped by for the lead. Once out front Tracy was able to open a four car length advantage that he carried to the checkered, his fourth of the year. Willy finished another good run in second with Curtis third. Smith held on to fourth and Scott Baker rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Smith.

In the 15-lap Mod Lite feature, Curt Miles, Jr. was the early pace setter. Ty Short chased from second until lap five when he moved into the lead. Brandon Dennis began to pressure Miles, Jr. but Miles made no mistakes.

The race went caution free with Short remaining perfect as he recorded his fourth win in four starts. Miles, Jr. posted his best finish of the season in second with Dennis settling for third. Fourth went to Nick Nash and Landis Musser rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Nash.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Dana Walker; 5. Joseph Watson; 6. Beau Wilkins; 7. Kenny Brightbill; 8. Robert Dutton; 9. Eric Kormann; 10. Don Hallowell; 11. Kyle Fuller; 12. Michael White; 13. Dale Hawkins; 14. Bobby Balentine; 15. Larry Crouse; 16. Howard ONeal; 17. George Richardson; 18. Jerry Carter.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Trent Willey; 3. John Curtis; 4. Westley Smith; 5. Scott Baker; 6. Danny Smack; 7. Jamie Eichholz; 8. Scott Hitchens; 9. Justin Griffith; 10. Herman Powell; 11. Bryan Brasure; 12. Tyler Reed; 13. Dwayne Crockett; 14. Herbie Hempel; 15. Gary Bostwick; 16. Scott Banks; 17. Brandon Blades; 18. Greg Taylor; 19. Matt Slater; 20. Norman Short Jr.

Mod Lite Feature Finish: 1. Ty Short; 2. Curt Miles Jr; 3. Brandon Dennis; 4. Nick Nash; 5. Landis Musser; 6. Jimmy Wills; 7. Kerry King Jr; 8. Ray Gulliver; 9. Jason Musser; 10. Kirk Miles Sr; 11. Alan Passwaters; 12. Chad Passwaters; 13. Brandon Watkins; 14. Jake Nelson.



DONALD LINGO, JR. SCORES 1ST WIN OF THE SEASON IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Defending Super Late Model point champion, Donald Lingo, Jr. ended his season long drought as he picked up his first win in the 20-lap Super Late Model feature. Lingo became the 10th different winner in the division this season.

Mark Pettyjohn powered by Staci Warrington and Lou Johnson to lead the first lap of the feature. Donald Lingo, Jr. wasted no time coming from his fifth starting spot to second. Lingo was on a mission as he quickly caught Pettyjohn then took the lead in the fourth turn for lap three.

Richard Jarvis, Jr. was on a charge taking second from Pettyohn on lap five. At the halfway sign the top five were Lingo, Jr., Jarvis, Jr., Mark Pettyjohn, Kerry King and Kevin Scott, Jr.

The third and final yellow flew on lap 13 as Mark Pettyjohn came to a stop. Lingo was able to open an eight tenth of a second lead over Jarvis that he held for the final five laps to take the win. Jarvis finished in the second spot with King third. Fourth went to Scott, Jr. and Warrington rounded out the top five.

“The first four weeks I think were the worst start that we have had here in five of six year,” said Lingo. “After that we have just been straight embarrassed. We couldn’t get anything going in our direction. Tonight I thought that I was going to give it away on the cushion down there. It feels good – finally!”


Heats were won by Jarvis, Jr. and Andrew Mullins.


Matt Glanden led the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature before John Imler moved on top. Mike Wharton worked into the second spot by lap three with Joe Warren following into fourth. Wharton took the lead on lap five with Warren in tow.

Imler fought back into second on lap seven but could not hold off Warren. Warren kept the pressure on the lead and tried the low grove with two laps to go. Wharton shot the door and lead back to the white flag.

Warren went to the outside in turn two and took the lead going down the back straight on the final lap. Warren went on to collect his fourth win of the year with Wharton second and Clint Chalabala third. Fourth went to Imler and John Emory rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

Tyler White became the first driver to win in a truck in the Delmarva Chargers/Super Truck 10-lap feature. Joe Carey lead through the first half of the feature while White and Jay Sipple battled for second.

White was able to take the lead with three laps to go with Joe Waters coming from 12th to follow into second. Kyle Tubbs lost and wheel and rolled twice on the final lap coming to rest on his wheels. He was not injured in the crash. White was able to hold off Waters for the final lap to take the win. Waters finished in the second spot with Ashley Merritt third. Fourth went to Sipple and Derrick Swafford rounded out the top five.

The Slide for 5 feature turned out to be a good battle between Shane Phillips and Matt Carmean. Phillips led the first three laps before Carmean moved on top for lap four. Phillips slid back on top on the final lap and held off Carmean by a fender at the finish for the win. Ronnie Layton finished in the third spot with Colby Dukes fourth and Justin Dukes rounding out the top five.

This Saturday night will be the All Out 100 – feature only program for the five weekly divisions plus the Little Lincoln cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Donald Lingo Jr; 2. Richard Jarvis Jr; 3. Kerry King; 4. Kevin Scott Jr; 5. Staci Warrington; 6. Herb Tunis; 7. Andrew Mullins; 8. Bob Geiger; 9. Mark Pettyjohn; 10. Kenny Pettyjohn; 11. Lou Johnson; DNS: David Hill.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Mike Wharton; 3. Clint Chalabala; 4. John Imler; 5. John Emory; 6. Chris Hitchens; 7. Cody Dawson; 8. Dylan Evans; 9. Matt Glanden; 10. Roy Hassler; 11. Derek Magee; 12. Mike Wilson; 13. Stacy Roberts; 14. David Nailor; 15. Kellie Lewis; 16. Reese Masiello; 17. Tyler Reed; 18. Amanda Whaley; 19. Rob Bragg; 20. Sparky White; 21. Robbie Emory; 22. Clay Tatman.

Delmarva Charger/Super Truck Finish: 1. Tyler White; 2. Joe Waters; 3. Ashley Merritt; 4. Jay Sipple; 5. Derrick Swafford; 6. Hunter Wharton; 7. Dan Hudson; 8. Bunky White; 9. Keith Lewis; 10. Cody Hudson; 11. Randy Merritt; 12. Mike Rogers; 13. Kyle Tubbs; 14. Chuck Hudson; 15. Joe Carey; 16. Emory Hudson; 17. TJ Henry; 18. Geoff Carey; 19. Mason Wolf; 20. Steve Mitchell; 21. Randy Gray.

Slide for Five Finish: 1. Shane Phillips; 2. Matt Carmean; 3. Ronnie Layton; 4. Colby Dukers; 5. Justin Dukes; 6. Danny Snyder; 7. Jesse Betts; 8. Ethan Brasure; 9. Greg McGowan; 10. C.J. Dickerson; DNS: Ernie Melson.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 12, 2011 Results

MATT JESTER & RICKY ELLIOTT HAVE BIG PAYDAYS IN CAMP BARNES BENEFIT

By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (7/12/11) – It was a hot night and the action was even hotter as a large crowd turned out to support the Delaware State Police at the 39th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit at the Delaware International Speedway. Matt Jester of Lincoln, Del. captured the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature and Ricky Elliott of Seaford, Del. powered to the win in the 25-lap Super Late Model main earning each of them over $3000 for their efforts.

Big Block Modified heats were won by Brad Trice and H.J. Bunting. The inversion draw was eight cars putting Matt Jester on the pole. With his success this season everyone knew he would be tough to beat. Last year’s winner, Rick Laubach was back to defend his win and dropped Chad James to third on lap two. James stayed in the hunt and took the spot back on lap four but gave it back to Laubach two laps later.

H.J. Bunting was on the move and pulled into the third spot on lap eight. At the halfway sign, Jester, Laubach and Bunting were followed by Brad Trice and Beau Wilkins in the top five. Bunting took second on lap 16 and had closed to the back bumper of Jester when the final yellow flew as Scott Ambruster, Jr. came to a stop.

On the restart Jester was able to open a four car length advantage as Trice advanced by Laubach and with four to go got by Bunting for second. Bunting regained the spot with two laps to go but could not reel in Jester who took the win and collect $3625.

“I’ll tell you, it is definitely better to be lucky than good,” said Jester. “We kind of struggled in the heat race and I didn’t think we were all that good. We got the lucky draw and took advantage of it and that is what we have to do.”


Bunting finished in the second spot with Trice third. Fourth went to Laubach and Wilikins rounded out the top five.




Ricky Elliott takes Super Late Models for Second Straight Win




Ricky Elliott commented after his Saturday night win at Delaware International that he would be returning on Tuesday night with a car that was even faster. He lived up to his promise as he took the lead from Andrew Mullins on lap ten and led the final 15 laps for a dominating win.

Mullins and Elliott put on a great side by side battle for the first nine laps before Elliott was able to get far enough out front to move to the top groove. Mark Byram had driven past Donald Lingo, Jr. for third bringing Richard Jarvis, Jr. with him into fourth. Jarvis’ night would end at the halfway sign as he slammed the front straight wall and did enough damage to end his night.

Invader David Williams was now on the move and entered the top five. Byram got by Mullins on lap 17 and the final yellow was out one lap later putting him on the back bumper of Elliott. Elliott was in perfect form and drove away to post the win worth $3400.

“This is the car that we gave the race away with a couple of weeks ago,” said Elliott. “We kept working hard. It is a really good car and the motor in this thing is just absolutely amazing.”

Byram finished in the second spot with Mullins third. Donald Lingo, Jr. finished in fourth and Williams rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Lingo, Jr. and Jarvis, Jr.

In the support divisions, Jordan Watson set fast time in the AC Delco Modified qualifying and then led wire to wire to win the 15-lap main. Matt Hawkins remained a constant threat from the drop of the green until he climbed the wall down the back straight and came to a stop after riding on two wheels.

That moved defending point champion, Joseph Tracy into the second spot. Tracy methodically worked the bottom groove and made a challenge for the lead off the final turn. Watson was able to win the race back to the checkered to take the win. Tracy finished in second with Scott Baker third. Fourth went to Justin Griffith and Chris Hitchens rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap Crate Model feature, Matt Hill ended a season of dismal luck and led the entire distance. Mike Wharton held the second spot until the halfway point when Joe Warren edged ahead of him. The final yellow was out with two laps to go closing the field for one more time.

Hill had no problems on the final two circuits as he drove to the win. The battle was for second as Wharton was able to get back by Warren for the spot. Fourth went to John Imler and Kelly Putz rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

The 15-lap Mod Lite feature was a wild one with three cars getting upside down during the race. Ray Gulliver led the first lap over Josh Clark and Landis Musser. Erik McKinney was on the move and took second on lap two with Musser following into third. Ty Short, who had two wins in two starts this season was headed to the front taking third on five and second two laps later. At the halfway sign, Short moved into the lead.

The yellow flew on lap nine when Brandon Watkins and Jason Musser tangled with Musser flipping. No one was injured in the crash. Bran don Dennis was on the move and took second with three to go. Jimmy Wills came out of nowhere to take third. The caution was out for a final time with two laps to go for a hard crash that saw Clark and Kerry King, Jr. flipping down the front straight. The pair were shaken but not injured. Short held off Dennis for the final two laps for his third straight win. Third went to Wills with Curt Miles, Jr. and Erik McKinney rounding out the top five. Dennis had fast time in qualifying but had to start in tenth with the inversion draw.

The 12-lap Little Lincoln feature was won by Bill Brittingham. Brittingham took the lead on the first lap and was never seriously challenged in the race that went caution free. Donald Robinson, Jr. took second in the early going from Mike Warshavre and would chase Brittingham for the remainder of the distance. Mel Joseph, Jr. started in 12th and took third just past halfway. He was able to hold off Steven Baker to finish in the spot with Jamie Wagner rounding out the top five.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Rick Laubach; 5. Beau Wilkins; 6. Mike Iles; 7. Eric Kormann; 8. Michael White; 9. Jimmy Chester; 10. Kyle Fuller; 11. Duane Rust; 12. Scott Amburster Jr; 13. Joseph Watson; 14. Chad James; 15. Kenny Brightbill; 16. Robert Dutton; 17. Dale Hawkins.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Mark Byram; 3. Andrew Mullins; 4. Donald Lingo Jr; 5. David Williams; 6. Mark Pettyjohn; 7. Kenny Pettyjohn; 8. David Pettyjohn; 9. David Hill; 10. Roland Mann; 11. Herb Tunis; 12. Hal Browning; 13. Kevin Scott Jr; 14. Mike Parsons; 15. Rob Schirmer; 16. Lou Johnson; 17. Dale Lingo; 18. Richard Jarvis Jr; 19. Kerry King; 20. Bob Geiger; 21. Amanda Whaley.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Jordan Watson; 2. Joseph Tracy; 3. Scott Baker; 4. Justin Griffith; 5. Chris Hitchens; 6. Scott Hitchens; 7. Tim Trimble; 8. John Curtis; 9. Dwayne Crockett; 10. Bryan Breasure; 11. Westley Smith; 12. Jamie Eichholz; 13. Herbie Hempel; 14. Jeff Marker; 15. Nate Benson; 16. Greg Taylor; 17. Ted Reynolds; 18. Matt Hawkins; 19. Norman Short Jr; 20. Trent Willey.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Matt Hill; 2. Mike Wharton; 3. Joe Warren; 4. John Imler; 5. Kelly Putz; 6. David Pettyjohn; 7. Rob Bragg; 8. Tyler Reed; 9. Dylan Evans; 10. Nick Davis; 11. Sparky White; 12. Matt Glanden; 13. Mike Wilson; 14. David Nailor; 15. Reese Masiello; 16. Derek Magee; 17. Robbie Emory; 18. Richard Harden; 19. Chris Hitchens; 20. Cody Dawson; 21. Jimmy Ellis; 22. Stacy Roberts; 23. Roy Hassler; 24. John Emory; 25. Skip Syester; 26. Nick Sapp; 27. Clint Chalabala.

Mod Lite Finsih: 1. Ty Short; 2. Brandon Dennis; 3. Jimmy Wills; 4. Curt Miles Jr; 5. Erik McKinney; 6. Kevin Mckinney; 7. Ray Gulliver; 8. Ryan Charland; 9. Kirk Miles Sr; 10. Brandon Watkins; 11. Alan Passwaters; 12. Kerry King Jr; 13. Landis Musser; 14. Nick Nash; 15. Josh Clark; 16. Trey Hicks; 17. Jason Musser; 18. TJ Williams; 19. James Hill; 20. Calvin Musser; 21. Brandon Gallo; 22. Mike Stratton.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. Bill Brittingham; 2. Donald Robinson Jr.; 3. Mel Joseph Jr.; 4. Steven Baker; 5. Jamie Wagner; 6. Mike Warshavre; 7. John Stevenson; 8. Ryan Walsen; 9. Dylan Betts; 10. Brian Nailor; 11. Jeff Adkins; 12. Eric Vent; 13. Tim Archer; 14. Mark Cashdan; 15. Wayne Wilkerson.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 9, 2011 Results

RICKY “THE ROCKET” ELLIOTT BLAST TO $1000 BONUS IN CAMPBELL’S COLLISION LATE MODEL FEATURE



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – Ricky “the Rocket” Elliott became the ninth different winner in the Super Late Models this season. He picked a great night for his first win of the season as Campbell’s Collision of Fruitland, Md. posted a $1000 bonus to the winner of the 30-lap main.

Ross Robinson started on the pole but it was Mark Byram powering by both Kenny Pettyjohn and Robinson to lead lap one. Elliott wasted no time and was running second from his fifth starting spot by lap three. Richard Jarvis, Jr. was on a charge coming from eighth to third by lap nine. Jarvis got by Elliott for second then slipped high dropping to fifth.

By the halfway sign Elliott had moved to the bottom groove and was challenging Byram for the lead. Jarvis’ night would go up in smoke on lap 17 with both Mark Pettyjohn and Staci Warrington spinning in the fluid.

Elliott went back to work on Byram in a great side by side battle for the next five laps. Elliott had just tucked back into second when Byram slipped high leaving the door open for Elliott to take the lead.

Elliott took the point with six laps to go and would make no mistakes as he drove to the win. “I tell you, you’re wide open all the way around,” said Elliott. “Mark (Byram) was pounding the top and I just couldn’t do anything with him. I don’t know if he hooked the cushion or what and went off the top but we had a heck of a race going on there.”

Donald Lingo, Jr. came on strong in the final five laps to finish in the second spot with Byram third. Fourth went to Mark Pettyjohn who came from the back of the pack and Ross Robinson rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Herb Tunis and Donald Lingo, Jr.

Chris Hitchens led wire to wire to win his third Crate Model feature of the season. Hitchens started on the pole and would make no mistakes. Sparky White and Joe Warren took turns in challenging from second during the first half of the race. White would nail down second at the halfway point and would keep the pressure on Hitchens for the remainder of the distance.

Hitchens took the win, his third of the year with Sparky White turning in his best performance to date finishing in second. Third went to Joe Warren with Clint Chalabala fourth and Tyler Reed fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Chalabala.

Colby Steele came out on top of a hard fought battle with Jim Pride, Jr. to earn his first win in the Vintage Stock Cars.

Freddy Brightbill held off Jim Pride, Jr. for the first three laps before Pride, Jr. took the point on lap 121. At the halfway sign Colby Steele had climbed to the second spot with Brightbill in third. Fourth was held by Chuck Tucker and C.J. Schirmer held down fifth.

Steele closed in on Pride, Jr. with two laps to go then took the lead with one to go. Steele went on to record his first career win with the Vintage Stock Cars with Pride, Jr. second. Third went to Brightbill with Tucker fourth and Dwayne Heck fifth. First sportsman went to Kelly Putz in eighth.

Campbell’s Collision Late Model Finish: 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Donald Lingo Jr; 3. Mark Byram; 4. Mark Pettyjohn; 5. Ross Robinson; 6. Kerry King; 7. Kenny Pettyjohn; 8. Derrike Hill; 9. Lou Johnson; 10. Bob Geiger; 11. Dave Graber; 12. David Pettyjohn; 13. Herb Tunis; 14. Richard Jarvis Jr; 15. Staci Warrington; 16. Andrew Mullins; 17. Hal Browning; 18. Amanda Whaley; DNS: David Hill.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Chris Hitchens; 2. Sparky White; 3. Joe Warren; 4. Clint Chalabala; 5. Tyler Reed; 6. Nick Davis; 7. Mike Wharton; 8. John Imler; 9. Derek Magee; 10. Dylan Evans; 11. Roy Hassler; 12. Nick Sapp; 13. John Emory; 14. Tim White; 15. Cody Dawson; 16. Robbie Emory; 17. Mike Wilson; 18. Reese Masiello; 19. Kellie Lewis; 20. Rob Bragg; 21. Stacy Roberts.

Vintage Stock Car Finish: 1. Colby Steele; 2. Jim Pride, Jr.; 3. Kenny Brightbill; 4. Chuck Tucker; 5. Dwayne Heck; 6. C.J. Schirmer; 7. Carl Schirmer; 8. Kelly Putz (first sportsman); 9. Todd Miller; 10. Ronnie Ford; 11. Dave Schamp; 12. Mitch Morton; 13. Mark Williams; 14. Barry Adkins; 15. Dale Schamp.



H.J. BUNTING GETS 3RD WIN IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS



H.J. Bunting got the benefit of a heads-up start from qualifying and turned it into his third win of the season in the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.

With no inversion, heat winner H.J. Bunting started on the pole and second heat winner Dana Walker started in second. On the green Bunting took off with Jester taking second on the outside. The yellow was out before the first lap was complete when Bobby Balentine came to a stop. On the restart the first lap got in with Bunting in the lead before the second and last caution flew for Michael White who got some help getting around in the fourth turn.

On the restart Bunting opened a two second lead over Jester with Beau Wilkins running strong in third. Brad Trice held down the fourth spot and Joseph Watson ran in fifth.

The leader started working through traffic before halfway but maintained a 1.5 second lead. Watson’s car started to smoke but he was able to get by Trice for fourth and with four laps to go took third from Wilkins.

Bunting would have no problems with lapped traffic and went on to his third win of the season in the J&M Roofing/Teo. Jester ran out of time and finished 1.078 second behind in second with Watson holding on to finish in third. Fourth went to Trice and Wilkins rounded out the top five.

“We got lucky with the draw,” said Bunting. “That’s the second or third time this year. I’ll take it any way that I can get it right now. You never know when you are out front if you’re in the right groove or not so I just tried to run as hard as I could.”

Trent Willey led the first lap of the 15-lap AC Delco feature but the yellow was out quickly as Norman Short slid to a stop with a broken front suspension. Willey kept the point on the restart with Matt Hawkins in second. The second and final caution flew on lap four when Dave Scarano and Garrie Bostwick tangled in three.

Willey pulled away again on the restart and opened about a 1.5 seconds led over Hawkins. With two laps to go Willey got into the tires on the inside of the first turn but was able to recovery and maintain his lead. The fifteen year old rookie went on to post his first career win in the Bob Willey & Sons/Bicknell. Hawkins finished in second with Westley Smith third. Fourth went to Scott Baker and Joseph Tracy rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by John Curtis who finished in sixth.

In the 15-lap Mod Lite feature, Ty Short made his second appearance of the year and drove to his second win. As Short pulled away from the field James Hill held down second with Brandon Dennis working by Kerry King, Jr. for third.

Dennis got by Hill for second just before the halfway sign. A caution with one lap to go put Dennis on the leaders back bumper for a final time. Dennis got a good restart and pulled to the inside of Short coming off the second turn. There was some light contact between the two and Dennis lost the handle on the car spinning to the inside of the track and bouncing off the Jersey barriers.

The race \would finish under the checkered and yellow with Short, in the Marshy Hope Hardware/Ligntning taking the win. Curt Miles, Jr. finished a season’s best in second with Hill third. Fourth went to Jason Musser and King, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Dennis.


This Tuesday night will be the 39th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.



RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Joseph Watson; 4. Brad Trice; 5. Beau Wilkins; 6. Scott Amburster Jr,; 7, Howard ONeal; 8. Eric Kormann; 9. Dana Walker; 10. Robert Dutton; 11. Michael White; 12. George Richardson; 13. Kyle Fuller; 14. Kenny Brightbill; 15. Bobby Balentine; 16. Duane Rust; 17. Dale Hawkins.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Trent Willey; 2. Matt Hawkins; 3. Westley Smith; 4. Scott Baker; 5. Joseph Tracy; 6. John Curtis; 7. Justin Griffith; 8. Greg Taylor; 9. Tyler Reed; 10. Scott Hitchens; 11. Danny Smack; 12. Eric Vent; 13. Herman Powell; 14. Nate Benson; 15. Dwayne Crockett; 16. Garrie Bostwick; 17. Herbie Hempel; 18. David Scarano; 19. Norman Short Jr; 20. Ted Reynolds.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Ty Short; 2. Curt Miles Jr; 3. James Hill; 4. Jason Musser; 5. Kerry King Jr; 6. Landis Musser; 7. Brandon Watkins; 8. Nick Nash; 9. Ray Gulliver; 10. Josh Clark; 11. Brandon Gallo; 12. Mike Stratton; 13. TJ Williams; 14. Brandon Dennis; 15. Alan Passwaters; 16. Kirk Miles Sr; 17. Randy Hill; 18. Brandon Keim.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER IS NO JOKE – WINS 4TH BIG BLOCK FEATURE IN DELAWARE



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (7/2/11) – Matt “the Joker” Jester proved that he is no joke as he extended his point lead by pulling off his fourth win on the July 4th weekend in the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature Saturday night’s Topless Night at the Delaware International Speedway.

Robert Dutton looked to be the force to be reckoned with as he jumped out to the lead keeping H.J. Bunting at bay in second. Eric Kormann worked by Dana Walker for the third sport with Brad Trice following into fourth.

The first of only two cautions flew on lap five when Ron Roberts got around. Under the yellow, last week’s winner, Joseph Watson headed to the pits. Kormann got by Bunting for second on the restart but Bunting moved back into the spot down the back straight. Jester entered the top five after driving from 11th on lap seven. On the next circuit he took fourth from Trice then in two laps more worked by Kormann for third.

The second and final yellow was out on lap 11. On the restart Jester would thread his way between Bunting and Dutton in the second turn to take the lead at the halfway sign. Bunting got by Dutton for second as Beau Wilkins cracked the top five.

As Jester maintained a comfortable lead Trice took third from Dutton. Wilkins followed into the fourth spot. At the checkered, it was Jester, in the Clearview Farms/Bicknell taking the win.

“We’ve kind of struggled with this topless deal since Jamie (Mills) wrecked last year,” said Jester. “We just threw something at it and it was tied to a string. We just tried to ride along and keep it in one piece.”

Bunting finished in the second spot with Trice third. Fourth went to Wilkins and Dutton ended a good run in fifth. Heats were won by Dutton and Walker.



John Curtis Gets First Win of 2011 in AC Delco Modified Feature



AC Delco Modified point leader John Curtis finally got what he had been looking for this season – a win. Curtis got a great start at the drop of the green as was able to drive past Brandon Blades and Justin Griffith to lead lap one.

Curtis pulled away until the first yellow on lap seven tightened the field. At the halfway sign the top five were Curtis, Griffith, Norman Short, Joseph Tracy and Matt Hawkins.

Griffith made a challenge for the lead but the yellow ended his bid when Hawkins came to a stop with one lap to go.

Curtis had no problems on the restart and held the point to the checkered for his first win this season in the Taylor & Messick/Teo. Griffith finished in the second spot with Short third. Fourth went to Tracy and Westley Smith rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by rookie Trent Willey.



Brandon Dennis Makes it Six Wins in Mod Lites


The Mod Lite season is only half over and Bandon Dennis had already posted six wins. Bobby Watkins led the early laps. The yellow was out on lap two as Kirk Miles took a nasty series of barrel rolls in the second turn. Miles was not injured.

On the restart, Dennis, who had started in tenth took third from Nick Nash. One lap later he moved by Ray Gulliver for second and on lap five drove by Watkins for the lead. At the halfway sign the top five were Dennis, Bobby Watkins, Curt Miles, Jr., Gulliver and Kevin McKinney.

The final yellow came out with two laps to go as Brandon Keim rolled to a stop. Dennis had no problems pulling away on the green and driving to the checkered in his Simpson Construction/Back in Action/Pro. Watkins finished in the second spot in only his second week in the division with Miles, Jr. third. Fourth went to Kevin McKinney and Gulliver rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Dennis.

This Saturday night will be Campbell’s Collision Late Model Bonus Night. The 30-lap Late Model feature winner will receive a $1000 bonus from Campbell’s Collision. All five weekly divisions will be in action along with the Vintage Stock Cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Beau Wilkins; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Eric Kormann; 7. Dana Walker; 8. Dale Hawkins; 9. Chad James; 10. Kenny Brightbill; 11. Michael White; 12. Ron Roberts; 13. George Richardson; 14. Jordan Watson; 15. Joseph Watson; 16. Bobby Balentine; DNS: Kyle Fuller.

AC Delco TSS Finish: 1. John Curtis; 2. Justin Griffith; 3. Norman Short Jr; 4. Joseph Tracy; 5. Westley Smith; 6. Trent Willey; 7. Herman Powell; 8. Scott Hitchens; 9. Danny Smack; 10. Scott Baker; 11. Eric Vent; 12. Jamie Eichholz; 13. Dwayne Crockett; 14. Herbie Hempel; 15. Nate Benson; 16. Tyler Reed; 17. Brandon Blades; 18. Matt Hawkins; 19. Garrie Bostwick; 20. Bryan Breasure; 21. Bryan Applegate.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. Bobby Watkins; 3. Curt Miles Jr; 4. Kevin Mckinney; 5. Ray Gulliver; 6. Jason Musser; 7. Landis Musser; 8. Kerry King Jr; 9. Alan Passwaters; 10. Randy Hill; 11. Brandon Watkins; 12. Brandon Keim; 13. Eric McKinney; 14. Nick Nash; 15. Josh Clark; 16. Jimmy Wills; 17. Brandon Gallo; 18. Kirk Miles Sr; 19. TJ Williams; 20. James Hill.




RICHARD JARVIS, JR. ROLLS TO 4TH WIN IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Richard Jarvis, Jr. continued to be on a roll as he picked up his second consecutive feature and his fourth overall this season in Saturday night’s 20-lap Super Late Model main.

David Hill looked strong from his pole starting position with Dale Lingo running a close second. Derrike Hill held down the third spot and Staci Warrington looked solid in fourth. Jarvis was on the move early driving from seventh to fifth by lap one.

The yellow was out on lap eight when Kerry King came to a stop. On the restart Jarvis went to the outside and shot to second. Donald Lingo, Jr. also had a good restart and took fourth from Warrington at the halfway sign.

Warrington worked her way back up to fourth bringing Mark Pettyjohn with her in to fifth. Warrington then got by Derrike Hill for third just before he tangled in the second turn to bring out the caution. Under the yellow both Derrike Hill and Donald Lingo, Jr. headed to the pits with flat tires.

David Pettyjohn had charged from the rear of the field into fifth and was now challenging his brother Mark. With two laps to go Mark got by Warrington for third and one lap later took second from David Hill. Warrington fought her way back into third. Mark Pettyjohn was closing on Jarvis but time would run out and Jarvis would take the checkered.

“That (Pro Power) motor is just unbelievable,” said Jarvis. “We had a heating problem but we really seemed to solve it tonight. And I have to thank Lazer chassis because when I had to pass on the bottom it would just hook up and roll.”

Mark Pettyjohn ended a great run in second with Warrington doing likewise by finishing in third. Fourth went to David Hill and Andrew Mullins made a late race charge to finish in fifth. Heats were won by Warrington and Dale Lingo.

 

Joe Warren Records Third Win in Crate Model Main



Mike Wharton led the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Dylan Evans made a move for the lead going into the first turn. The back of his car made contact with Wharton sending Wharton off the top of the turn in bringing out the first of five yellows in the first seven laps.

Evan held the lead as Joe Warren worked by Clint Chalabala for the second spot at the halfway sign. Warren moved to the high groove with two to go and took the lead on the white flag lap. Warren would hold on for his third win of the season in the Creative Wealth Management/Lazer. Evans finished a well earned second with Chalabala holding on to third. Fourth went to Nick Davis and John Imler rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Wharton. Nick Sapp won the consolation.



Kyle Tubbs Gets First Win in Delmarva Chargers


Kyle Tubbs led wire to wire to take the win in the Delmarva Chargers and Super Trucks 10-lap feature. Tyler White in his truck chased from second until three to go when Ashley Merritt, who won the inaugural Delmarva Charger feature early this season, took up the chase.

Tubbs would make no mistakes and held off Merritt for the win. White finished in the third spot and was the first Super Truck. Fourth went to Bunky White and Joe Waters rounded out the top five.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Richard Jarvis Jr; 2. Mark Pettyjohn; 3. Staci Warrington; 4. David Hill; 5. Andrew Mullins; 6. David Pettyjohn; 7. Kevin Scott Jr; 8. Rob Schirmer; 9. Bob Geiger; 10. Donald Lingo Jr; 11. Dale Lingo; 12. Derrike Hill; 13. Kerry King; 14. Herb Tunis; DNS: Mark Byram; Lou Johnson.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Dylan Evans; 3. Clint Chalabala; 4. Nick Davis; 5. John Imler; 6. Rob Bragg; 7. Chris Hitchens; 8. Tyler Reed; 9. John Emory; 10. Gus Economides; 11. Sparky White; 12. Mike Wharton; 13. Mike Wilson; 14. Matt Glanden; 15. Tim White; 16. Robbie Emory; 17. Richard Harden; 18. Derek Magee; 19. Kellie Lewis; 20. Reese Masiello; 21. Clay Tatman; 22. Roy Hassler; 23. Matt Hill; 24. Nick Sapp; 25. Kevin Witcher; 26. Cody Dawson; DNQ: Michael Wilkins.

Delmarva Charger/Super Truck Finish: 1. Kyle Tubbs; 2. Ashley Merritt; 3. Tyler White (truck); 4. Bunky White; 5. Joe Waters; 6. Guy Mitchell (truck); 7. Randy Gray (truck); 8. T.J. Henry (truck); 9. Mike Rogers; 10. Chuck Hudson; 11. Dan Hudson; 12. Randy Merritt; 13. Cody Hudson; 14. Jay Sipple; 15. Dereke Swafford; 16. Hunter Wharton; 17. Charles Hudson; 18. Mike Rogers; 19. Jeff Carey (truck); 20. Mike Lewis (truck).

 

 

 

 

 

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June 26, 2011

JOSEPH WATSON GETS FIRST WIN DRIVING FOR UNCLE JAMIE



Joseph “JoJo” Watson of Milford, Del. took full advantage of his pole starting spot in the NAPA Big Block Modified feature to garner his first win driving as a substitute for his injured uncle, Jamie Mills. Watson led wire to wire in the 30-lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial collecting the $1000 bonus for the victory.

Heats were won by Matt Jester and Scott Ambruster, Jr. Before the first lap was in the books a huge pileup collected most of the field. Drew Simmons got around in the second turn while running in second. Behind him a big pileup developed involving Beau Wilkins, Matt Jester, Howard O’Neal, H.J. Bunting, Eric Kormann, Robert Dutton, Shawn Ward and George Richardson. Ward, O’Neal, Richardson and Kormann were done for the night.

Watson jumped out to the lead on the restart and little did he know that the race would go non stop from that point on. Brad Trice quickly settled into second with Michael White in third. Ambruster held down the fourth spot and Jimmy Chester ran in fifth.

By lap ten Watson was lapping the back of the field. Watson demonstrated a lot of patience as he carefully picked his way through the field. Ambruster worked into third but the car began to smoke and he pulled from the race.

Jester was working his way back through the field after his first lap mishap and took third when Ambruster dropped out. Watson was so dominate though that he was behind the fifth place car of Kenny Brightbill when the checkered fell.

“We’ve been having some bad luck here,” said Watson following the win. “We have a 467 and every body else has a big motor. Somehow we ended up getting that pole position and it was pretty vital or we would probably have been in that big pileup. I’ve always wanted to drive for my grandparents and I finally got that opportunity this year due to Uncle Jamie’s injury.”

Trice posted another good run in second with Jester third. Fourth went to Dale Hawkins and Brightbill rounded out the top five.

NAPA Big Block Finish: 1. Joseph Watson; 2. Brad Trice; 3. Matt Jester; 4. Dale Hawkins; 5. Kenny Brightbill; 6. Dana Walker; 7. Jimmy Chester; 8. Michael White; 9. Robert Dutton; 10. Scott Ambruster Jr; 11. Beau Wilkins; 12. HJ Bunting; 13. Drew Simmons; 14. Eric Kormann; 15. George Richardson; 16. Howard ONeal; 17. Shawn Ward; Did not Start: Kyle Fuller; Bobby Balentine.



Joseph Tracy Drives to 3rd win in Wild AC Delco Feature



Joseph Tracy didn’t seem to mind a break in the action as he inherited the lead from Matt Hawkins with five to go and drove to his third win of the year. After five attempts at getting the first lap of the feature into the record books the field was sent back to the pits to cool off while the Crate Model feature was run.

When the field returned, Brandon Blades led the first three laps before Matt Hawkins moved on top. Joe Tracy was on a march from eighth and was running fourth by lap five. Three laps later, Tracy dropped John Curtis to fourth and took second from Blades with five to go.

Hawkins’ luck would turn bad as he rear tire went flat and he headed to the pits turning the lead over to Tracy with five to go. Once out front Tracy would never falter and he drove to his third win in the Virgil Davis Trucking/Dirt Wheels. Blades finished in second with Curtis third. Westley Smith finished in the fourth spot and Scott Baker rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Tracy.

AC Delco Feature Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Brandon Blades; 3. John Curtis; 4. Westley Smith; 5. Scott Baker; 6. Tyler Reed; 7. Justin Griffith; 8. Herman Powell; 9. Danny Smack; 10. Nate Benson; 11. Ted Reynolds; 12. Greg Taylor; 13. Trent Willey; 14. Garrie Bostwick; 15. Dwayne Crockett; 16. Bryan Applegate; 17. Herbie Hempel; 18. Scott Hitchens; 19. Jamie Eichholz; 20. Matt Hawkins; 21. Paul Vreeland; 22. David Scarano; 23. Bryan Breasure; 24. Norman Short; 25. Justin Jones.


Ty Short Wins Mod Lite Feature on First Night Back



Ty Short of Ellendale, Del. returned to racing at Delaware International on Saturday night and drove to the win in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. A season high of 21 cars took the green. James Hill looked strong as he led the first five laps before Short moved on top for lap six.

At the halfway sign the top five were Short, Hill, Curt Miles, Jr., Jimmy Wills and Brandon Dennis. Dennis worked his way up to the third spot by lap 13 but then slid back out of the top five.

Short was picture perfect out front and drove to his first win of the season in the Marshy Hope Hardware/Lightning. Hill finished a strong second with Miles, Jr. third. Fourth went to Jimmy Wills and Mike Stratton came from tenth to finish in fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Hill.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Ty Short; 2. James Hill; 3. Curt Miles Jr; 4. Jimmy Wills; 5. Mike Stratton; 6. Brandon Dennis; 7. Ray Gulliver; 8. Landis Musser; 9. Brandon Sturgis; 10. Eric McKinney; 11. Josh Clark; 12. Bobby Watkins; 13. Alan Passwaters; 14. Kirk Miles Sr; 15. TJ Williams; 16. Jason Musser; 17. Brandon Keim; 18. Brandon Watkins; 19. Jake Nelson; 20. Nick Nash; 21. Kerry King Jr.



RICHARD JARVIS, JR. WINS ELK MOONEYHAM MEMORIAL



Richard Jarvis, Jr. took home some big bucks as he captured the 30-lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial Saturday night at Delaware International. Ricky Elliott looked unbeatable in the event but a late race bobble would prove to be his demise.

Qualifying heats were won by Andrew Mullins and Jarvis, Jr. with Hal Browning winning the consolation. Herb Tunis led the first three laps before Ricky “the Rocket” Elliott vaulted into the lead after starting in fourth. Tunis held on to second while Jarvis and David Pettyjohn swapped third and Kenny Pettyjohn ran in fifth.

Back to back yellows were out on laps 11 and 12 and on the lap 12 restart, Jarvis was able to get by Tunis for second as Kenny Pettyjohn took third. Mark Byram was on a charge pulling into fourth with Donald Lingo, Jr. following into fifth.

A multi-car tangle on lap 22 brought out the yellow and involved Darryl Hills, Mark Pettyjohn, Derrike Hill, Rob Schirmer, Hal Browning and Kevin Scott, Jr. Elliott again shot away on the restart but jumped the cushion in turn two nearly going off the top of the track. This was the break the Jarvis needed as he shot by on the bottom side to take the lead.

The final yellow was out with three to go when Amanda Whaley came to a stop in the second turn. Jarvis got a great restart and drove to his third checkered and the $2500 bonus in his Chris Gray/Mid Coastal Siding/Lazer. Elliott finished in the second spot with Kenny Pettyjohn third. Fourth went to Mark Byram and Donald Lingo, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. Richard Jarvis Jr; 2. Ricky Elliott; 3. Kenny Pettyjohn; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Donald Lingo Jr; 6. David Hill; 7. Herb Tunis; 8. Mark Pettyjohn; 9. Darryl Hills; 10. Rob Schirmer; 11. Kerry King; 12. Hal Browning; 13. Mike Parsons; 14. Amanda Whaley; 15. Kevin Scott Jr; 16. Derrike Hill; 17. Dale Lingo; 18. Andrew Mullins; 19. Lou Johnson; 20. Staci Warrington; 21. David Pettyjohn; 22. Bob Geiger; Did Not Start: Stacy Roberts.



Robbie Emory Gets 1st Career Win in Crate Models



In only his second year behind the wheel of a Crate Model, Robbie Emory led wire to wire to win the 15-lap main for his first career victory. The 15 year old from Milton, Del. was not intimidated by starting on the pole and led every lap.

Mike Wharton was the first driver to pressure Emory and then Clint Chalabala took over in second. Tyler Reed grabbed second on lap four but Chalabala would regain the spot for good on the next lap. Cautions spread throughout the feature kept the competition on Emory’s back bumper for the entire distance. By halfway John Imler had climbed to third with Clay Tapman in fourth and Chris Hitchens in fifth.

Joe Warren was on the move climbing from tenth to fourth with Robbie’s dad, John Emory following into fifth. The youngster performed like a veteran and never made a mistake to drive his Northbound Produce car built by his father to his first win. Chalabala finished in the second spot with Imler third. Fourth went to Warren and John Emory rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Robbie Emory; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. John Imler; 4. Joe Warren; 5. John Emory; 6. Mike Wilson; 7. Dylan Evans; 8. Roy Hassler; 9. Derek Magee; 10. Chris Hitchens; 11. Sparky White; 12. Cody Dawson; 13. Matt Glanden; 14. Kellie Lewis; 15. Mike Wharton; 16. Reese Masiello; 17. Nick Sapp; 18. Clay Tatman; 19. Richard Harden; 20. Tyler Reed; 21. David Nailor; 22. Matt Hill; 23. Rob Bragg.
 


Jim Pride, Jr., Mel Joseph, Jr. and Matt Carmean take Support Mains



Dwayne Heck led the first seven laps of the Vintage Stock Car feature. Gary Scott got off the first turn to bring out the yellow. Under the yellow, Heck headed to the pits with a flat tire. Colby Steele was the new leader with Jim Pride, Jr. challenging for second. Pride, Jr. took the lead with one to go and went on to the win. Steele finished in the second spot with Chuck Tucker, C.J. Schirmer and Dave Schamp rounding out the top five. First Sportsman was Kelly Putz who finished in sixth.

In the Little Lincoln Vintage 12-lap feature, Bill Brittingham moved by Ryan Walsen and Mark Cashdan to lead lap one. Mel Joseph, Jr. shot from eighth to third and by lap two was riding in second. Joseph and Brittingham traded a little paint with Joseph taking over the top spot on lap three. Brittingham challenge on the inside on several occasions through the halfway point before Joseph was able to open an advantage and go on to the win. Brittingham finished in the second spot with Cashdan third. Fourth went to Steven Baker and Donald Robinson, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Matt Carmean seems to have discovered the knack as he captured the Slide for 5 main after leading all five laps. Carmean held a big lead at the checkered over Kyle Givens and Justin Dukes.

Vintage Finish: 1. Jim Pride, Jr.; 2. Colby Steele; 3. Chuck Tucker; 4. C.J. Schirmer; 5. Dave Schamp; 6. Kelly Putz (1st Sportsman); 7. Ronald Ford; 8. Carl Schirmer; 9. Mark Williams; 10. Todd Miller; 11. Don Davidson; 12. Barry Atkins; 13. Mitch Morton; 14. Skip Putz; 15. Dwayne Heck; 16. Gary Scott; 17. Robbie Roe; 18. Freddy Brightbill.


Little Lincoln Vintage Finish: 1. Mel Joseph, Jr. 2. Bill Brittingham; 3. Mark Cashdan; 4. Steven Baker; 5. Donald Robinson, Jr.; 6. Virgil Bradford; 7. Ryan Walsen; 8. Dylan Betts; 9. David Archer; 10. Emory West; 11. Jamie Wagner; 12. Mike Warshavre.


Slide for 5 Finish: 1. Matt Carmean; 2. Kyle Givens; 3. Justin Dukes; 4. Ronnie Layton; 5. Ethan Brasure; 6. C.J. Dickerson; 7. Brock Williams; 8. Jesse Betts; 9. Bob Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER FLYS TO 3RD WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (6/18/11) – “The Joker” Matt Jester was no joke on Saturday night as he came out on top of a good battle with Beau Wilkins in the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature to collect his third win of the season at the Delaware International Speedway.

Beau Wilkins looked strong at the start as he took command of the race from his pole starting position. Eric Kormann ran in second with Brad Trice in third. Trice got by Kormann for second on a lap two restart as H.J. Bunting got by Jester for fourth.

Jester cranked it up on the outside and pulled back by Bunting and continued to drive by Kormann for the third spot. Trice was applying the pressure to Wilkins for the lead and Jester joined the challenge, taking second from Trice on lap 10.

At the halfway sign the top five were Wilkins, Jester and Trice with Joseph Watson and Bunting battling for fourth. The final 11 circuits were all under the green.

Jester pulled even with Wilkins with seven to go and one lap later moved into the lead. Once out front, Jester was able to open a comfortable advantage as he drove to his third win of the year and extended his point lead. Wilkins ended another good run in second with Trice third. Fourth went to Bunting and Watson rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Dana Walker and Robert Dutton.

NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. Beau Wilkins; 3. Brad Trice; 4. HJ Bunting; 5. Joseph Watson; 6. Howard ONeal; 7. Dana Walker; 8. Robert Dutton; 9. Michael White; 10. George Richardson; 11. Kyle Fuller; 12. Eric Kormann; 13. Drew Simmons; 14. Bobby Balentine; 15. Ron Roberts; 16. Kenny Brightbill; 17. Shawn Ward; 18. Scott Amburster Jr; 19. Norman Short Jr; 20. Dale Hawkins.



Brandon Blades Gets First Win of Season in AC Delco Modifieds


Brandon Blades started on the pole and led wire to wire to win his first feature of the season in the AC Delco TSS Modifieds. It was far from being an easy win as defending point champion, Joseph Tracy and rookie Trent Willey challenged him the entire distance.

The lead trio ran in tight formation throughout the first half of the 15-lap feature with Scott Baker closing in fourth and Tyler Reed in fifth. The one and only caution of the race came on lap seven when Jamie Eichholz slowed to a stop on the front straight.

On the restart John Curtis moved into the top five. Tracy would try multiple grooves to try to gain the advantage on Blades but it was to no avail. Blades took the checkered with Tracy just .429 seconds behind in second and rookie Trent Willey only .759 seconds behind the leader in third. Fourth went to Baker and Curtis rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Baker.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Brandon Blades; 2. Joseph Tracy; 3. Trent Willey; 4. Scott Baker; 5. John Curtis; 6. Tyler Reed; 7. Scott Hitchens; 8. Justin Griffith; 9. Westley Smith; 10. Danny Smack; 11. Ted Reynolds; 12. Dwayne Crockett; 13. David Scarano; 14. Nate Benson; 15. Garrie Bostwick; 16. Herbie Hempel; 17. Justin Jones; 18. Herman Powell; 19. Jamie Eichholz; 20. Bryan Breasure.



Brandon Dennis Score 5th win in Mod Lites


Brandon Dennis had nothing but praise for his new Pro Chassis car and his Crutchfield engine after his fifth victory of the season Saturday night. Dennis started tenth in the 16 car field an headed to the front at the drop of the green in the 15-lap event.

Jason Musser shot from fifth to front on lap one. Ray Gulliver and Kerry King, Jr. battled for second but Gulliver got around and was tagged hard by Josh Clark to bring out the yellow on lap two. Dennis was already up into the top five and on the restart moved to third behind King, Jr.

On lap four Dennis powered by King, Jr. and Jason Musser to take the lead. Once out front he pulled away from the field but the yellow would fly a final time with three to go erasing his advantage and putting James Hill on his back bumper.

On the green Dennis was able to pull away from Hill and drive to the victory. Hill finished in the second spot with King third. Fourth went to Jason Musser and Landis Musser rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Dennis.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. James Hill; 3. Kerry King Jr; 4. Jason Musser; 5. Landis Musser; 6. Curt Miles Jr; 7. Ray Gulliver; 8. Kirk Miles Sr; 9. Chad Passwaters; 10. Trey Hicks; 11. Alan Passwaters; 12. TJ Williams; 13. Brandon Keim; 14. Jake Nelson; 15. Josh Clark; 16. Jimmy Wills.


DAVID HILL BECOMES EIGHTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



David Hill, the all-time leading feature winner at the Delaware International Speedway, added yet another win to his total in the 20-lap Super Late Model feature. The win may have been one of his best as the competition throughout the event was intense.

Hill started on the pole with David Pettyjohn immediately challenging from second. Richard Jarvis, Jr. shot by Lou Johnson and join the battle on lap three with the trio running wheel to wheel. Jarvis took the second spot but not for long as Donald Lingo, Jr. rocketed from fourth to second with Pettyjohn following into third.

At the halfway sign Hill was on top with Lingo on his spoiler in second. Jarvis had climbed back to third with Pettyjohn fourth and 17 year old Andrew Mullins coming from 11th to fifth.

The caution was out on lap 13 when Amanda Whaley slowed to a stop. On the restart, Hill, Lingo and Jarvis went three wide with Mullins getting by Pettyjohn and challenging from fourth. Mullins was on the outside headed to the front but went too high in the fourth turn and spun off the top of the track. Jarvis had just passed Hill on the outside but the lap was not completed and he had to restart in second.

This set the stage for the final shoot out with two laps to go. Hill got a great restart and drove to the win. “It was a tough race,” said Hill. “Early on I kept seeing David Pettyjohn on the inside then with five to go Donnie Lingo was on the inside for two or three laps so I moved down a little bit and Richard (Jarvis) moved by me on the outside. Fortunately for me the caution came out. I’ve been on both ends of that caution deal an fortunately tonight it went my way.”

Lingo finished in the second spot as Jarvis slid back with Pettyjohn third. Fourth went to Herb Tunis and Mark Byram rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Jarvis and Pettyjohn.

Super Late Model Finish: 1. David Hill; 2. Donald Lingo Jr; 3. David Pettyjohn; 4. Herb Tunis; 5. Mark Byram; 6. Richard Jarvis Jr; 7. Andrew Mullins; 8. Mike Parsons; 9. Lou Johnson; 10. Staci Warrington; 11. Bob Geiger; 12. Amanda Whaley; 13. Stacy Roberts; 14. Kerry King; 15. Eddie Collins.



Chris Hitchens Scores 2nd Win in Crate Models

Chris Hitchens drove a smooth race to back up his opening night win in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. John Emory looked strong from his pole position with Chris Hitchens and Tyler Reed battling directly behind him. Cautions spread throughout the race would keep the field from getting spread out.

Reed worked his way into second behind Emory on lap four but three laps later Hitchens took the second spot back. Hitchens then began to pressure Emory for the top spot and taking it on lap nine.

Nick Davis was on a charge from fifth and followed Hitchens into second. The final yellow would come with three laps left to go. On the restart, Joe Warren worked into the third spot but Hitchens would make no mistakes and would drive to the win. Davis finished in second with Warren third. Fourth went to Reed. Emory crossed the line in fifth but failed the post race inspection moving Mike Wharton into the fifth spot. Fast time in qualifying was set by Dylan Evans.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Chris Hitchens; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Joe Warren; 4. Tyler Reed; 5. Mike Wharton; 6. John Imler; 7. Clint Chalabala; 8. Sparky White; 9. Nick Sapp; 10. Robbie Emory; 11. Roy Hassler; 12. David Nailor; 13. Mike Wilson; 14. Kellie Lewis; 15. Richard Harden; 16. Kevin Witcher; 17.Reese Masiello; 18. Derek Magee; 19. Clay Tatman; 20. Matt Hill; 21. Dylan Evans; 22. Cody Dawson; DQ: John Emory.





"NO PANIC" DAVIE FRANEK SCORES CAREER FIRST RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES FEATURE WIN SATURDAY NIGHT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL

It was just a matter of time. Davie "No Panic" Franek of Wantage, NJ scored his first career Rislone URC Sprint Series feature win in convincing style Saturday night on Taylor & Messick Night at the Delaware International Speedway. Franek won the opening heat race of the night then led the entire twenty-five laps to pocket $2,000 for the URC win. It was the eighth race of the season and Franek became URC's seventh different feature winner of the season.

The three heat race events were won by Franek, Becca Anderson and Randy West. During the running of the third heat race, West established the LikeWise fast time of the night.

In the URC feature event, "No Panic" Franek quickly established himself as the man to beat as he ran to ride from outside pole sitter Becca Anderson. Seven time URC Champion Curt Michael started fifth and advanced his Valley Forge Inc sprinter into third by lap three. Franek held a comfortable lead over Anderson as Michael, Randy West and Josh Weller followed in the top five.

At the halfway point of the race the top five remained unchanged as all eyes were watching JJ Grasso, who was threading in way through traffic after starting last in the feature. Grasso failed to qualify in his heat race after a tangle with Robbie Stillwaggon. Grasso was on a mission and racing in eighth on lap fourteen.

On lap eighteen of the feature, the red flag was displayed after Steve Whary and Kramer Williamson tangled and flipped in turn one. Both driver walked away uninjured however their cars were badly damaged.

With the green flag waiving on the restart, "No Panic" Franek ran to hide from the rest of the field. Fourth place runner Josh Weller offered a challenge to Curt Michael as JJ Grasso was all over Randy West for the sixth position.

At the drop of the checker flag it was Davie Franke followed by Becca Anderson, Curt Michael, Josh Weller and Randy West. Making up the top ten were JJ Grasso, Ed Aikin, Andy Best, Art Liedl and Mark Bitner.

FEATURE FINISH: Davie Franek, Becca Anderson, Curt Michael, Josh Weller, Randy West, JJ Grasso, Ed Aikin, Andy Best, Art Liedl, Mark Bitner, Robbie Stillwaggon, Tim Hogue, Kramer Williamson, Dave Martin, Jonathan Swanson, Tim Higgins, Dave Ely, Rory Janney, Jeff Fithian, Steve Whary, Kevin Darling, Joe Zuczek.

 

 

 

 

 

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BUNTING AND BRIGHTBILL SPLIT TWIN 20’S IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (6/4/11) – Former five time track champion H.J. Bunting and defending point champion, Kenny Brightbill each recorded victories in Saturday night’s Twin 20 program at the Delaware International Speedway.

In the first 20 lap main for the NAPA Big Block Modifieds, H.J. Bunting started on the pole when Dana Walker was unable to make the grid. Bunting jumped out to the early lead with Beau Wilkins and Brad Trice giving chase. A rash of cautions on laps three, four, five and six kept the field tightly bunched and allowing Trice to get by Wilkins for second.

By halfway Matt Jester was up to fourth with Scott Ambruster, Jr. running fifth. The final yellow would come out with three to go tightening the field one final time. Bunting, who had gotten on his side in the qualifying heat in a tangle with Trice, showed no signs of damage as he ran to his second win of the season in the J&M Roofing Teo. Trice finished in the second spot with Wilkins third. Fourth went to Jester and Joseph Watson rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Ambruster, Jr. and Watson.

“I don’t know if that’s what it take to win (flipping in the heat),” said Bunting. “If you have to flip that’s the best way – nice and easy. I didn’t tear anything up so it all worked out.”

1st 20-lap Big Block Finish: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Brad Trice; 3. Beau Wilkins; 4. Matt Jester; 5. Joseph Watson; 6. Scott Amburster Jr; 7. Norman Short Jr.; 8. Kenny Brightbill; 9. Dale Hawkins; 10. Eric Kormann; 11. Michael White; 12. Robert Dutton; 13. Howard O’Neal; l4. Tim Trimble; 15. George Richardson; 16. Kyle Fuller; 17. Drew Simmons; 18. Chuck Tucker; 19. Dwayne Heck; 20. Dan Reidy; 21. Shawn Weber; 22. Shawn Ward; DNS: Dana Walker.


KENNY BRIGHTILL COLLECTS 1ST WIN OF SEASON IN 2ND BIG BLOCK MAIN

The draw inverted the top ten finishers of the first feature for the start of the second 20 lap main putting Eric Korman on the pole. Korman quickly established himself as the car to beat and he set sail at the front of the field. Brightbill quickly took command of second from Dale Hawkins as Norman Short and Scott Ambruster, Jr. rounded out the top five.

As Korman maintained a comfortable lead over Brightbill, Hawkins worked his way into third with Watkins and Jester following into third and fourth. The one and only caution of the event came on lap 15 when Bunting slowed with a flat rear tire.

The race restarted with five to go and Brightbill dropped to the bottom groove and turned up the pressure on Korman. Jester was on a mission getting by both Hawkins and Watson to take third and to make it a three car battle for the lead.

With the white flag flying, Brightbill took the point and Jester pulled even with Korman for second. Brightbill, in the Colbourne Farms/Troyer would drive to the win with Jester taking second and Korman ending a great drive in third. Fourth went to Watson and Hawkins rounded out the top five.

“The car worked well when I dropped to the bottom,” said Brightbill.

2nd.20-Lap Feature Finish: 1. Kenny Brightbill; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Eric Kormann; 4. Joseph Watson; 5. Dale Hawkins; 6. Norman Short Jr; 7. Brad Trice; 8. Michael White; 9. Robert Dutton; 10. Howard ONeal; 11. Beau Wilkins; 12. George Richardson; 13. Shawn Ward; 14. HJ Bunting; 15. Kyle Fuller; 16. Scott Amburster Jr; 17. Chuck Tucker; 18. Dwayne Heck; 19. Drew Simmons; 20. Tim Trimble; DNS: Dan Reidy; Shawn Weber; Dana Walker.



JOSEPH TRACY MAKES IT TWO STRAIGHT IN AC DELCO MODIFIEDS



Justin Griffith led the first two laps of the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature. Joseph Tracy wasted no time coming from his fifth starting spot to lead lap three. Once out front Tracy was able to pull away but two mid-race cautions on laps seven and nine kept the field on his bumper.

On the final restart Scott Baker worked up into third with Scott Hitchens in fourth and John Curtis in the fifth spot. The final six laps were all under the green and Tracy built a comfortable lead to take the win in the Virgil Davis Trucking/Dirt Wheels car. Griffith turned in another solid performance to finish in second with Baker third. Fourth went to Curtis and with Scott Hitchins failing the post race inspection, Westley Smith ended up fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Ted Reynolds.

AC Delco Modified Feature Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Justin Griffith; 3. Scott Baker; 4. John Curtis; 5. Westley Smith; 6. Danny Smack; 7. Ted Reynolds; 8. Herman Powell; 9. Brandon Blades; 10. Matt Hawkins; 11. Dwayne Crockett; 12. Bryan Applegate; 13. Tyler Reed; 14. Nate Benson; 15. Justin Jones; 16. Trent Willey; 17. Herbie Hempel; 18. Garrie Bostwick; DQ: Scott Hitchens.



BRANDON DENNIS EARNS WIN NUMBER FOUR IN MOD LITES

Brandon Dennis served notice that his is looking for a fourth consecutive point championship in the Mod Lite division as he posted his fourth win of the season Saturday night. The victory didn’t come easy however as he was “saved” by a caution that prevented James Hill from taking the lead.

James Hill returned to action after a month’s absence and drove past Kerry King, Jr. to lead lap one of the 15-lap feature. Brandon Dennis shot from third to first on the next circuit. Erik McKinney climbed to the third spot but spun to bring out the yellow on lap seven. Hill put the pressure on Dennis on the restart as Alan Passwaters worked by King for third.

Hill made a nice move coming off the fourth turn to get by Dennis but the caution was out again before the lap was complete for McKinney. Hill had to restart in second and kept the pressure on Dennis. Dennis made no mistakes in the final two laps to post his fourth win of the season in the Simpson Construction/Pro Chassis. Hill made a triumphant return finishing in second with Passwaters third. Jason Musser came on strong in the closing laps to finish in fourth with Curt Miles, Jr. rounding out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Dennis.

This Saturday night will be the Elk Mooneyham Memorial with 30 laps for the Modifieds paying a $1000 bonus to win and 30 laps for the Super Late Models paying a $2500 bonus to win. There will also be a $1500 bonus to the highest finishing Late Model driver running the DIS American Racer track tire if they have run at least three events at the track this season. All regular weekly divisions will also be on the card along with the Vintage Stock Cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

Mod Lite Feature Finish: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. James Hill; 3. Alan Passwaters; 4. Jason Musser; 5. Curt Miles Jr; 6. Landis Musser; 7. TJ Williams; 8. Kirk Miles Sr; 9. Ray Gulliver; 10. Jimmy Wills; 11. Jake Nelson; 12. Kerry King Jr; 13. Kyle King; 14. Eric McKinney; 15. Trey Hicks; 16. Josh Clark.



STACI WARRINGTON OUT RUNS THE BOYS IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



Delmar, DE – Staci Warrington took full advantage of her pole starting position in the 20-lap Super Late Model feature Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. At the drop of the green, Warrington hammered the throttle and drove a flawless race to hold off defending champion Donald Lingo, Jr. for the win.

Warrington set the early pace ahead of Derrike Hill and Kerry King. Hill’s night would end early as he rolled to a stop with a flat on lap four. King was now in second but Amanda Whaley cranked it up on the restart and took second. With the girls running one-two the crowd was on their feet.

King was next to end his drive tangling with David Hill on lap six. On the restart, Donald Lingo, Jr. moved by Whaley into second. At the halfway sign the top five were Warrington, Lingo, Whaley, Richard Jarvis, Jr. and Andrew Mullins.

Smoke started to show from Whaley’s car and Mullins was able to get by both Jarvis and Whaley for third. The final yellow was out with three to go as Whaley finally drifted to a stop in a cloud of smoke.

Warrington was not daunted by the late race caution and again took off at the drop of the green and hold the lead for the final laps to take the win in the Warrington Construction/Rocket.

“It’s been a tough year,” smiled Warrington. “I can’t believe it! I was ready for another win. I was getting depressed.” The victory was Warrington’s fourth career win in the division and her first of the season. Lingo finished in the second spot with Mullins third. Fourth went to Jarvis and Mark Pettyjohn came from last starting spot to finish in fifth. Heats were won by Whaley and King.

Late Model Feature Finish: 1. Staci Warrington; 2. Donald Lingo Jr; 3. Andrew Mullins;4. Richard Jarvis Jr; 5. Mark Pettyjohn; 6. Herb Tunis; 7. Mike Parsons; 8. David Hill; 9. Kevin Scott Jr; 10. Bob Geiger; 11. Kerry King; 12. Eddie Collins; 13. Amanda Whaley; 14. David Pettyjohnl 15. Derrike Hill; 16. Lou Johnson.



TYLER REED SCORES FIRST WIN OF SEASON IN CRATE MODELS



Defending point champion, Tyler Reed finally got the monkey off his back as he scored his first win of the season in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Reed started in the third spot but used the outside line to take the lead by lap one with Chris Hitchens running second and Clint Chalabala in third.

By halfway, Chalabala had worked his way into second with Hitchens holding third. Joe Warren ran in the fourth spot and Dylan Evans was making a march up through the field in fifth.

Reed remained smooth in the lead while Evans worked his way up to third. Chalabala was just waiting for a mistake but Reed wouldn’t make one as he drove his Green Turtle No. 44 to victory. Chalabala finished a close second with Evans third. John Imler made a last lap charge to finish in the fourth spot and Warren rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Evans.

Crate Model Feature Finish: 1. Tyler Reed; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. Dylan Evans; 4. John Imler; 5. Joe Warren; 6. Chris Hitchens; 7. Clay Tatman; 8. Robbie Emory; 9. Mike Wharton; 10. Matt Hill; 11. John Emory; 12. Sparky White; 13. Mike Wilson; 14. Derek Magee; 15. Cody Dawson; 16. Roy Hassler; 17. Michael Wilkins; 18. Reese Masiello; 19. Kellie Lewis; 20. Stacy Roberts; 21. Richard Harden; 22. Matt Glanden.



MEL JOSEPH JR. WINS 3RD STRAIGHT IN LITTLE LINCOLN CARS

Ryan Walsen led the first lap of the 12-lap Little Lincoln feature before Jamie Wagner, who started in fifth took the lead. Mel Joseph, Jr. started in the 13th starting spot and was up to third by lap two. On the next circuit Joseph took the second spot and immediately closed on Wagner.

Joseph moved by to lead lap five and would never look back as the race went caution free. Wagner put on a great last lap charge pulling even in the third turn on the final lap but Joseph was able to pull ahead and take the win with Wagner second. A hot race long battle for third was won by Bill Brittingham with Mark Cashdan fourth and Donald Robinson, Jr. fifth.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. Mel Joseph, Jr.; 2. Jamie Wagner; 3. Bill Brittingham; 4. Mark Cashdan; 5. Donald Robinson, Jr.; 6. Ryan Walsen; 7. Steven Baker; 8. Dylan Betts; 9. Tim Archer; 10. Jeff Marker; 11. Jeff Adkins; 12. Mike Warshaver; 13. Brian Nailor.

Update: Mel Joseph was DQ in post inspection and Jamie Wagner took the win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER WINS SECOND STRAIGHT IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS




By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/28/11) – Matt “the Joker” Jester was no joke on Saturday night as he dominated the R.C. Holloway sponsored 25-lap Big Block Modified feature. It was the second straight win for the driver of the Clearview Farms/Bicknell.

Beau Wilkins led the first two laps before Jester, who started in fourth, shot to the top. By lap six Jester was already working the back of the field. As he threaded through the traffic both Wilkins and Joseph Watson tried to keep him in sight. H.J. Bunting was on the move from seventh and by lap sixth was running in fourth with Robert Dutton holding down fifth.

As the lead pack worked through traffic Bunting got by Watson for third. He drive however would end on lap 15 when he slowed to a stop coming off turn two to bring out the first yellow. Jester controlled the restart but a three car tangle involving Shawn Ward, Kyle Fuller and Jerry Carter had the second and final yellow quickly displayed.

With the rest of the race run under the green, Jester was once again able to open a comfortable lead and cruise to his second victory of the season. Wilkins turned in another solid performance to finish in second with Watson third. Fourth went to Dutton and Kenny Brightbill came from 12th to finish in fifth. Heats were won by Jester and Watson.

“We’ve hit on something,” said Jester. “You never know what it is when you hit on it. We are just trying to keep the car in one piece and roll on. It was a real good car tonight.”

Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. Beau Wilkins; 3. Joseph Watson; 4. Robert Dutton; 5. Kenny Brightbill; 6. Howard ONeal; 7. Brad Trice; 8. Scott Amburster Jr; 9. Tim Trimble; 10. Michael White; 11. Norman Short Jr; 12. Dale Hawkins; 13. Eric Kormann; 14. Shawn Ward; 15. Scott Irwin; 16. Kyle Fuller; 17. Jerry Carter; 18. Drew Simmons; 19. George Richardson; 20. HJ Bunting; 21. Dana Walker; 22. Dave Gerhart; 23. Scott VanGorder.



JOSEPH TRACY GETS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON IN AC DELCO MODIFIEDS


Defending AC Delco TSS Modified Champion, Joseph Tracy took off last week to “regroup.” The plan worked perfectly as he dominated the 15-lap feature in his Middle Ground Produce/Virgil Davis Trucking/Dirt Wheels car.

It took three attempts to get the first lap in the books but it was Bryan Applegate leading his first feature lap before Tracy, who started in third, powered on top. Once out front, Tracy steadily pulled away from the field.

At the halfway sign the top five were Tracy, Applegate, Herman Powell, Scott Baker and John Curtis. The race would stay green until lap 11 when Herbie Hempel came to a stop. This erased Tracy’s big lead but back under the green he was once again able to pull away and take the win. Applegate posted a personal best in second. Herman Powell crossed the stripe in third but failed the post race shock absorber inspection. Third went to Baker with Curtis fourth and rookie Dwayne Crockett fifth Crockett also set fast time in qualifying.

AC Delco Modified Finish: 1. Joseph Tracy; 2. Bryan Applegate; 3. Scott Baker; 4. John Curtis; 5. Dwayne Crockett; 6. Scott Hitchens; 7. Matt Hawkins; 8. Danny Smack; 9. Westley Smith; 10. Jamie Eichholz; 11. Eric Vent; 12. Greg Taylor; 13. Herbie Hempel; 14. Garrie Bostwick; 15. Justin Jones; 16. Justin Griffith; 17. Tyler Reed; 18. Trent Willey; DQ: Herman Powell.



CHAD PASSWATERS DRIVES TO SECOND CAREER WIN IN MOD LITES



Chad Passwaters in the Dick’s Auto Body No. 71 pulled the upset in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. The draw inverted the top ten in qualifying putting Passwaters in the second starting spot behind Kirk Miles. Passwaters took the lead on the first lap with Jason Musser following into second.

Brandon Dennis started in tenth but was finding a lot of bite in the top groove. By lap three he was up to second and by lap five was challenging for the lead. Dennis went high in the fourth turn and dropped back to sixth giving Passwaters a little breathing room. Landis Musser moved in to challenge at the halfway sign with Ray Gulliver climbing to third.

The final caution was out with three to go. On the restart Kerry King, Jr. moved into second with Gulliver dropping Landis Musser to fourth and Dennis worked back into the top five. King pulled even with Passwaters on the final lap but Passwaters make no mistakes and held on for the win. Musser recovered to finish in second with Dennis making it all the way back to third. Fourth went to late closing Jimmy Wills and Curt Miles, Jr. rounded out the top five. Dennis set fast time in qualifying.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Chad Passwaters; 2. Landis Musser; 3. Brandon Dennis; 4. Jimmy Wills’ 5. Curt Miles Jr; 6. Jason Musser; 7. Kerry King Jr; 8. Ray Gulliver; 9. Kirk Miles Sr; 10. Alan Passwaters; 11. Josh Clark; 12. Jake Nelson; 13. Trey Hicks.



ROB SCHIRMER TOPS LATE MODELS IN DELAWARE



Delmar, DE – Rob Schirmer in the All About the Dogs/Rocket Late Model ran a flawless race to pick up his first win of the season in the 20-lap R.C. Holloway main. Schirmer started in third but was able to pass last week’s winner, Andrew Mullins just past halfway and then hold off Mark Pettyjohn to take the victory.

Mullins started on the pole with Donald Lingo, Jr. in the second slot. Mullins quickly shot to the high groove and looked like he had a good chance to repeat his feat of a week prior. Schirmer dropped Lingo to third and went to work on the leader Mullins.

The yellow was out on lap nine as Mark Byram and David Pettyjohn tangled. On the restart Schirmer cranked it up and took the lead on lap 11. Mark Pettyjohn jockeyed into second two laps later and with five to go was on Schirmer’s back spoiler.

Pettyjohn would try both the inside and outside lines but Schimer never deviated from his bottom groove and held on for the win. Mark Pettyjohn finished in the second spot with Lingo Jr. third. Fourth went to Mullins and Herb Tunis rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Tunis and Schirmer.

“When I got to Andrew on that restart I knew it was time to go,” said Schirmer. “ I pressured him and hoped that he would move up the track. Then I saw Mark and I moved to the bottom and picked it up a little bit.”

Late Model Finish: 1. Rob Schirmer; 2. Mark Pettyjohn; 3. Donald Lingo Jr; 4. Andrew Mullins; 5. Herb Tunis; 6. Richard Jarvis Jr; 7. Bob Geiger; 8. Kerry King; 9. Staci Warrington; 10. Mike Parsons; 11. Amanda Whaley; 12. David Pettyjohn; 13. Mark Byram; 14. David Hill; 15. Derrike Hill.



MIKE WHARTON TAKES WIN FROM DYLAN EVANS ON FINAL LAP IN CRATE MODELS



Last week’s Crate Model feature winner, Dylan Evans looked as good on Saturday night as he had the week prior. Evans jumped out to the early lead with Mike Wharton running in second and Kelly Putz in third.

Robbie Emory got around on lap seven and once again, Evans seemed to have the dominant car on the restart. A caution with three laps to go put Wharton back on Evans’ bumper and this time Wharton matched Evans’ speed on the green. Evans remained flawless and appeared to be headed to his second straight win when rookies Derek Magee and Kellie Lewis tangled in the first turn with Lewis flipping and coming to rest on her roof. Lewis was shaken in the crash but was not injured.

The race boiled down to a one lap shoot out for the win. Evans got a little loose on the restart and going into the first turn pulled up into the second groove. That was all the break needed by Wharton who shot under Evans and drove his Patton Well Drilling No. 100 to his second win of the season. Kelly Putz crossed the line in second but failed the post race shock absorber inspection putting Evans back in the second spot. Third went to Clint Chalabala with Tyler Reed fourth and John Imler fifth. Matt Hill set fast time in qualifying but was unable to make the feature.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Mike Wharton; 2. Dylan Evans; 3. Clint Chalabala; 4. Tyler Reed; 5. John Imler; 6. Mike Wilson; 7. Joe Warren; 8. Roy Hassler; 9. Chris Hitchens; 10. Matt Glanden; 11. Cody Dawson; 12. John Emory; 13. Rob Bragg; 14. Robbie Emory; 15. Reese Masiello; 16. Kellie Lewis; 17. Derek Magee; 18. Clay Tatman; 19. Richard Harden; 20. Sparky White; 21. Stacy Roberts; DNS: Matt Hill; DQ: Kelly Putz.

 

 

 

 

 

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MATT JESTER SCORES FIRST WIN OF SEASON IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/21/11) – It may have been the luck of the draw or it may have been just his time but regardless, things turned out pretty good for Matt Jester in Saturday night’s Big Block Modified feature. Jester won the first heat and when the inversion draw came up zero it put him on the pole for the main.

Jester, who has been strong all season but has had some ups and downs, had nothing but good things happen in the feature. The race would be caution free for the first 19 circuits. Jester took off in the lead from the point in the Delaware Start as Dana Walker shot by Eric Kormann for second. Last week’s winner Brad Trice ran in the fourth spot and Kenny Brightbill worked by Robert Dutton for fourth.

The order remained unchanged through the first half but the leaders were working heavy lapped traffic. Jester seemed to be able to run any line that he chose as he threaded his way through the cars. Brightbill started to pick up the pace and took fourth from Trice on lap 18. One lap later, the first yellow was out as Drew Simmons spun to a stop.

H.J. Bunting had been picking off a car at a time and entered the top five with four to go after starting in 23rd in his backup car. Walker started to fade as Brightbill moved from fourth to second and Bunting followed into third.

Jester would never let anyone get close as he powered to the win. Brightbill finished a season’s best in second with Bunting ending an outstanding drive in third. Fourth went to newcomer Eric Kormann and Trice rounded out the top five.

“Starting on the pole a lot of people thinks that is easy but it is the most nerve racking thing that you can do,” said Jester. “It’s much easier sometimes to come from 23rd. Just the way the car was it was hard for us to touch it after the heat. The track threw us for a loop and we missed on the setup but fortunately we started with good track position for the first time this year.”



JUSTIN GRIFFITH SCORES 1ST CAREER WIN IN AC DELCO MODIFIEDS – BRANDON DENNIS TAKES 3RD WIN IN MOD LITES


Sophomore driver, Scott Hitchens was smooth and fast at the start of the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature. Scott Baker chased from second with rookie Trent Willey running third. Justin Griffith started in the ninth spot and was running in the top five by lap two.

On lap five, Griffith got by John Curtis for the fourth spot and at the halfway sign took third behind Hitchens and Baker. Baker slowed at this point ending his challenge for the lead and turning the chase over to Griffith. On the restart, Griffith immediately began to pressure Hitchens taking the top spot with five to go.

Willey’s night came to an end when a fire developed on his car and he came to a stop in the second turn with one lap to go. Hitchens would make one final bid on the last lap but Griffith remained solid and took his first career checkered in the division. Hitchens crossed the line in second but failed the post race tech. Curtis would be awarded second with Danny Smack third. Westley Smith finished in fourth and Greg Taylor rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Baker.

In the 15-lap Mod Lite feature it was a rough first five laps. The caution would fly three times during that period the worst of which was for Kevin McKinney who tried to avoid a tangle and hit the front straight wall and flipped. McKinney was shaken but not injured.

Jason Musser survived to lead through the first six laps before Jimmy Wills moved on top. Brandon Dennis shot from fourth to second with five to go and reeled in Wills. Dennis moved by Wills to take the white flag and went on to his third win of the season. Wills finished in the second spot with Jason Musser third. Fourth went to Alan Passwaters and Ray Gulliver rounded out the top five. Dennis set fast time in qualifying.

This Saturday night will be R.C. Holloway Night with the URC Sprints joining the five weekly divisions. Gates open at 4:30 with hot laps at 7 pm.


Big Block Modified Feature Finish: 1. Matt Jester; 2. Kenny Brightbill; 3. HJ Bunting; 4. Eric Kormann; 5. Brad Trice; 6. Dana Walker; 7. Robert Dutton; 8. Michael White; 9. Scott Amburster Jr; 10. Beau Wilkins; 11. Howard ONeal; 12. Shawn Ward; 13. George Richardson; 14. Dale Hawkins; 15. Tim Trimble; 16. Norman Short Jr; 17. Scott Irwin; 18. Jerry Carter; 19. Kyle Fuller; 20. Drew Simmons; 21. Larry Soloman; 22. Shawn Weber; DNS: Joseph Watson.


AC Delco Modified Finish: 1. Justin Griffith; 2. John Curtis; 3. Danny Smack; 4. Westley Smith; 5. Greg Taylor; 6. Bryan Applegate; 7. Brandon Blades; 8 Herman Powell; 9. David Scarano; 10. Jeff Marker; 11. Scott Baker; 12. Herbie Hempel; 13. Garrie Bostwick; 14. Nate Benson; 15. Trent Willey; 16. Dwayne Crockett; 17. Tyler Reed; DQ:  Scott Hitchens

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. Jimmy Wills; 3. Jason Musser; 4. Alan Passwaters; 5. Ray Gulliver; 6. Kirk Miles Sr; 7. TJ Williams; 8. Jake Nelson; 9. Landis Musser; 10. Curt Miles Jr;; 11. Chad Passwaters; 12. Kerry King Jr; 13. Kevin McKinney; 14. Trey Hicks.


SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD ANDREW MULLENS GETS 1ST CAREER WIN IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS

He has been fast on more than one occasion and has led many laps in the feature but second year driver, Andrew Mullins never seems to be able to put together a complete run. That all changed on Saturday night as Mullens put on a great battle with WoO regular and good friend, Austin Hubbard to win the 20-lap Late Model feature.

A good field of 21 Late Models was on hand with heats going to Mullins and Hal Browning and the consolation went to Mike Parsons. The inversion draw was zero putting Mullins on the pole for the main.

Mullins and Browning went at each other at the drop of the green. The yellow was out on lap two when Ricky Elliott slowed with a flat tire. Elliott would make the tire change and get back out at the rear of the field. Hubbard made it a three car battle on the restart and took second from Browning on lap five. The yellow was out on the next circuit as Richard Jarvis, Jr. and Herb Tunis came to a stop.

On the restart Derrike Hill grabbed second but by halfway it was Mark Byram on the charge and running in third. Donald Lingo, Jr. worked into the fourth spot and Browning held on in the top five.

Just as it looked like Hubbard was going to make a last lap challenge, Mike Parsons got around in the third turn bringing out the yellow with one to go. Mullins would make not slips on the final lap and crossed the line pumping his first in the air in triumph. He was joined in victory lane and congratulated by Hubbard. Lingo Jr. got by Byram to finish in fourth and Browning rounded out the top five.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit here since we started this year,” said Mullins. “But my crew did a phenomenal job. Whew, I needed this one. It’s a confidence builder.”

14 YEAR OLD DYLAN EVANS GETS FIRST CAREER WIN IN CRATE MODELS


Showing the skill and confidence of a wily veteran, 14 year old Dylan Evans took the lead on the first lap of the 15-lap Crate Model feature and held off three time division champion, Joe Warren to post his first career win.

Rob Bragg led through the first two turns but grazed the wall down the back straight. This set off a chain reaction the reverberated back through the field ending in an eight car tangle in the third turn.

On the restart, defending track champion, Tyler Reed caught a tire going into the first turn and did a double barrel roll ending up on his wheels. Reed was uninjured but done for the night. Warren chased Evans on the restart with Clay Tatman getting by Gus Economides for third.

The final four laps were run under the green and Evans was flawless as he cruised under his first checkered. Warren finished in the second spot with Tapman posting a personal best in third. Sparky White came from 13th to finish in fourth and Roy Hassler scored his personal best in fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Matt Hill.

Late Model Feature Finish: 1. Andrew Mullins; 2. Austin Hubbard; 3. Donald Lingo Jr; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Hal Browning; 6. Ricky Elliott; 7. Kenny Pettyjohn; 8. Amanda Whaley; 9. David Pettyjohn; 10. Richard Jarvis Jr; 11. David Hill; 12. Staci Warrington; 13. Herb Tunis; 14. Kevin Scott Jr; 15. Bob Geiger; 16. Mike Parsons; 17. Kerry King; 18. Derrike Hill; 19. Rob Schirmer; 20. Lou Johnson; DNQ: Eddie Collins.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Dylan Evans; 2. Joe Warren; 3. Clay Tatman; 4. Sparky White; 5. Roy Hassler; 6. Mike Wharton; 7. Clint Chalabala; 8. John Imler; 9. Matt Glanden; 10. Robbie Emory; 11. John Emory; 12. Derek Magee; 13. Cody Dawson; 14. Kevin Witcher; 15. Chris Hitchens; 16. Reese Masiello; 17. Rob Bragg; 18. Richard Harden; 19. Matt Hill; 20. Stacy Roberts; 21. Kellie Lewis; 22 Tyler Reed; 23. Nick Davis; 24. Mike Wilson; 25. Billy Carr; DQ: Gus Economides.


MARK WILLIAMS WINS TONY STEELE VINTAGE MEMORIAL


(5/21/11) - Mark Williams captured the 12 lap Tony Steele Vintage Car Memorial Saturday night. Williams started on the pole in the Sonny Ritter Ford with veteran Freddy Brightbill grabbing second on lap one. Todd Miller and Gary Scott tangled on lap three to bring out the yellow. On the restart, Scott got into the back straight wall and was done for the night.

The race went green for the rest of the distance with Williams and Brightbill putting on a great side by side battle for the lead. The two swapped the top spot several times before Brightbill moved on top for laps eight and nine.

The challenge was not over and Williams stayed to the bottom groove as Brightbill slid high with both Williams and Chuck Tucker getting by. Williams would take the win with Tucker second and Brightbill recovering to finish in third. Fourth went to Jim Pride, Jr. and Dave Schamp rounded out the top five. Kelly Putz was the first sportsman driving the same car the Tony Steele drove for Ray Tucker. Tony’s widow, Lisa Steele presented the modified and sportsman winners with plaques in victory lane.

Tony Steele Memorial Vintage Finish: 1. Mark Williams; 2. Chuck Tucker; 3. Freddy Brightbill; 4. Jim Pride, Jr; 5. Dave Schamp; 6. C.J. Schirmer; 7. Colby Steele; 8. Dwayne Heck; 9. Kelly Putz; 10. Rick Loveland, Jr.; 11. Brian Brasure; 12. Skip Putz; 13. Gary Scott; 14. Todd Miller; 15. Robbie Roe.

Mel Joseph, Jr. drove to his second straight win in the 12-lap Little Lincoln Car feature. Jamie Wagner shot from sixth to the lead on lap one of the feature. Donald Robinson, Jr. held on to second with Mike Warshaure running in third. Joseph started in the 14th spot (last) but was running in the top five by the end of lap one. By lap three he was third behind Wagner and Robinson.

By lap five Joseph had worked into second and two laps later, after a good wheel to wheel battle with Wagner, took the lead. Joseph would open a comfortable lead to drive to his second win. Wagner held off the challenge of Robinson to finish in second with Bill Brittingham fourth and Mike Warshaure fifth.

Little Lincoln Finish: 1. Mel Joseph, Jr.; 2. Jamie Wagner; 3. Donald Robinson, Jr.; 4. Bill Brittingham; 5. Mike Warshaure; 6. Steven Baker; 7. Ryan Walsen; 8. Mark Cashdan; 9. Tim Archer; 10. Emory West; 11. Bobby Williamson; 12. Brian Nailor; 13. Jeff Adkins; 14. Dylan Betts.   Mike Warshaure was found to be lite and moved  12th

 

 

 

 

 

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BRAD TRICE GETS 1ST CAREER WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCK THRILLER



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/14/11) – Second generation driver, Brad Trice of Parsonsburg, Md. put on the drive of his career Saturday night as he captured his first career NAPA Big Block Modified feature. Trice started on the pole but the win was far from being a piece of cake as he had to hold off five time division champion H.J. Bunting throughout the second half of the race.

Trice looked smooth right from the drop of the green but it was Dana Walker, looking for his second straight win that had the attention as he charged from his sixth starting spot into second by lap one. Walker was all over Trice challenging for the lead as Scott Ambruster, Jr. watched patiently from third.

Walker slowed with mechanical woes and pulled into the infield on lap 11. Ambruster was now in second with Bunting lurking in third. Matt Jester was a factor as he charged from 10th to fourth and Dale Hawkins held fifth.

Bunting slipped by Ambruster for second with ten to go and quickly began to close the gap between himself and Trice as Trice started to work traffic. With four to go Bunting had caught Trice just as the yellow flew for Shawn Ward who rolled to a stop. On the restart Trice held off Bunting as Jester worked by Ambruster for third.

It all boiled down to the final turn as Bunting pulled even with Trice as they headed for the flag. With the crowd on its feet, Trice took the checkered by a mere .012 seconds or about a bumper over Bunting. Jester finished a strong third with Ambruster fourth and heat winner Robert Dutton, who started in ninth with the inversion, rounding out the top five. Jester was the other heat winner.

The AC Delco 15-lap feature had a zero inversion and Joseph Tracy, who set fast time, started on the pole. Two time winner this season, Matt Hawkins chased from second with Jordan Watson in third. Watson ended his drive on lap four when he pulled to the infield and John Curtis moved into third.

The race looked like it was going to go the distance but the yellow would come out with two to go for debris in the third turn. That debris would wind up costing Tracy the win because as it turned out it was a piece of weight from his car. Tracy would cross under the checkered first but was too light at the scale and disqualified. Hawkins inherited his third win of the season with Curtis second and Scott Baker third. Ryan Anderson would have been fourth but his car failed the post race shock inspection moving Justin Griffith to fourth and Westley Smith rounded out the top five.

Ray Gulliver started on the pole in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature but it would be Landis Musser rim riding from fifth to lead lap one. Gulliver never gave up the chase as he challenged Musser through several restarts as Alan Passwaters, Jason Musser and Kerry King, Jr. all diced for third.

Gulliver regained the top spot when Landis Musser went high on lap nine. Gulliver would hold off Musser for the remainder of the distance to earn his first career win in the Mod Lite division. Landis Musser finished in second with Curt Miles, Jr. third. Fourth went to King, Jr. and Jason Musser rounded out the top five. Fast time was set by Brandon Dennis who had mechanical problems early in the event.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Feature Finish: 1. Brad Trice; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Matt Jester; 4. Scott Amburster Jr.; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Dale Hawkins; 7. Joseph Watson; 8. Eric Kormann; 9. Kenny Brightbill; 10. Kyle Fuller; 11. Michael White; 12. George Richardson; 13. Don Hallowell; 14. Shawn Weber; 15. Shawn Ward; 16. Tim Trimble; 17. Dana Walker; 18. Norman Short Jr; 19. Howard ONeal; 20. Beau Wilkins; 21. Steven Downs.

AC Delco TSS Modified Feature Finish: 1. Matt Hawkins; 2. John Curtis; 3. Scott Baker; 4. Justin Griffith; 5. Westley Smith; 6. Scott Hitchens; 7. Greg Taylor; 8. Dwayne Crockett; 9. Trent Willey; 10. Tyler Reed; 11. Brandon Blades; 12. Garrie Bostwick; 13. Herbie Hempel; 14. Bryan Applegate; 15. Jordan Watson; DQ: Joseph Tracy; Ryan Anderson.

Mod Lite Feature Finish: 1. Ray Gulliver; 2. Landis Musser; 3. Curt Miles Jr; 4. Kerry King Jr; 5. Jason Musser; 6. Kirk Miles Sr; 7. Alan Passwaters; 9. Trey Hicks; 10. Chad Passwaters.

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KENNY PETTYJOHN EDGES JARVIS AT WIRE FOR DELAWARE LATE MODEL VICTORY



Delmar, DE (5/14/11) – Richard Jarvis, Jr. did everything possible to pick up his third win of the season in Saturday night’s 20-lap Late Model feature but he would come up short by a bumper as Kenny Pettyjohn fought his way back out front at the wire after leading early in the main.

Pettyjohn started on the pole with Richard Jarvis, Jr. quickly tucking into second ahead of Herb Tunis in third. Jarvis was working on the outside and powered into the top spot for lap three. Once out front he was able to open a comfortable lead.

Pettyjohn now had problems of his own as WoO regular, Austin Hubbard was challenging in third. The first yellow of the race flew on lap eight when Donald Lingo, Jr.’s season long problems continued as he slowed to a stop. Staci Warrington was now riding in the fourth spot dropping Tunis to fifth.

The final yellow flew with five to go when Bob Geiger came to a stop. On the restart, Pettyjohn matched Jarvis’ speed and started looking for an opening for a pass. That opening came on the final turn when Jarvis pushed high and Pettyjohn pulled even on the inside. At the checkered, it was Pettyjohn by .025 seconds over Jarvis. Hubbard finished in the third spot with Warrington fourth and Tunis fifth. Kerry King went out over the back straight wall landing in the trees during the heat. King refused to be transported for a checkup and had his backup car brought to the track finishing seventh behind David Hill in the main.

Clint Chalabala looked strong at the start of the 15-lap Crate Model main with John Imler running a close second. Joe Warren, who set fast time in qualifying, quickly shot from fourth to second and at the halfway sign took the lead. Chalabala held on to second with Imler third as Mike Wharton climbed into fourth and Dylan Evans held fifth.

The second half of the race was all Warren and he drove to his second straight win. Chalabala finished second with Wharton taking third from Imler on the final lap. Chris Hitchens came from deep in the field to round out the top five.

The Delmarva Charger four cylinder front wheel drive racers made their Delaware International debut. Derek Swafford took the lead from Geoffery Carey on lap seven of the 10 lapper but it would be Ashley Merritt taking the lead with two laps left to go and sprinting to the victory. Daniel Hudson came from 13th to finish in second with Swafford holding on for third. Fourth went to Carey and Clint (Chubby) Burroughs rounded out the top five.

RESULTS: Late Model Feature Finish: 1. Kenny Pettyjohn; 2. Richard Jarvis Jr; 3. Austin Hubbard; 4. Staci Warrington; 5. Herb Tunis; 6. David Hill; 7. Kerry King; 8. Kyle Hardy; 9. Derrike Hill; 10. Andrew Mullins; 11. Lou Johnson; 12. Bob Geiger; 13. David Pettyjohn; 14. Mark Pettyjohn; 15. Donald Lingo Jr; 16. Hal Browning; 17. Amanda Whaley.

Crate Model Feature Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. Mike Wharton; 4. John Imler; 5. Chris Hitchens; 6. Rob Bragg; 7. Dylan Evans; 8. Sparky White; 9. John Emory; 10. Stacy Roberts; 11. Robbie Emory; 12. Mike Wilson; 13. Roy Hassler; 14. Mike Williams; 15. Reese Masiello; 16. Kellie Lewis; 17. Matt Hill; 18. Matt Glanden; 19. Kevin Witcher; 20. Billy Carr; 21. Cody Dawson; 22. Derek Magee; 23. Tyler Reed

Delmarva Charger Finish: 1. Ashley Merritt; 2. Daniel Hudson; 3. Derek Swafford; 4. Geoffery Carey; 5. Clint (Chubby) Burroughs; 6. Charles Hudson; 7. Kyle Tubbs; 8. Kevin White; 9. Mike Rogers; 10. Bunky White; 11. Joe Waters; 12. Jay Sipple; 13. Wood Chuck; 14. Randy Merritt.

 

 

 

 

 

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AUSTIN HUBBARD RETURNS WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS FOR THURSDAY NIGHT’S FULTON BANK 50



Delmar, DE (5/9/11) – The “Delaware Destroyer” Austin Hubbard put on a real show on opening night when he battled for the lead during the second half of the race with Richard Jarvis, Jr. before settling for second at the checkered.

Hubbard returns to his home state this week and will get to sleep in his own bed in nearby Seaford, Del. as he prepares to compete in Thursday night’s Fulton Bank 50 at the Delaware International Speedway.

Coming off a two night weekend in Georgia, Hubbard is currently third in the point standings behind York, Pa.’s Rick Eckert and two-time point champion and last year’s race winner, Josh Richards of Shinnston, West Virginia. The 19 year old Hubbard was last year’s Rookie of the Year with the Outlaws and is in his second year behind the wheel of the Dale Beitlier Reliable Painting Rocket. He has started all nine events this season with the Outlaws and has three top fives, six top tens, and one fast time this year.

Jarvis, Jr., the man who beat Hubbard on opening night, is off to his own great start. The former track champion has two wins in three starts this season and is looking forward to Thursday night’s challenge. “It’s going to be an awesome race,” Jarvis said after Saturday night’s win. “We are going to do everything we can to support our local Delaware crowd.”

Fulton Bank, with seven locations in Sussex County, has come on board for the first time as the sponsor of the race. Fulton Banks are located locally in Seaford, Laurel Lewes, Georgetown, Millsboro Rehoboth and Ocean View. Fulton Bank has a network of community banks throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. General admission is $26 with children 7 to 13 years of age just $5. Children 6 and under are free with an adult. Reserved seats can be purchased for an additional $4 once inside the speedway. Pit admission is $35 for adults and children 7 to 13 years of age are $10. Advanced tickets are available by calling 302-875-1911. For race day information call 302-846-3968.

 

 

 

 

 

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DANA WALKER PULL UPSET IN DELAWARE MODIFIEDS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (5/7/11) – Dana Walker of Sharptown, Md. pulled a major upset in Saturday night’s William J. Cathell Memorial 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature. Walker started on the poll and survived late race mechanical problems to post the win.

Walker started on the pole by virtue of the eight car inversion draw and quickly settled into the top groove. George Richardson rolled to a stop on the back straight to bring out the yellow on lap one. On the restart, Brad Trice moved by Steve Downs to take second.

Robert Dutton worked into the third spot by lap three with H.J. Bunting coming from eighth to fourth. By lap six, Beau Wilkins had moved from tenth to fifth. Dutton took second from Trice on a lap nine restart but Trice took the spot back on lap ten.

At the halfway sign the top five were Walker, Trice, Dutton, Bunting and Matt Jester. Jester got by Bunting just as the yellow came out for Downs on lap 15. Kyle Fuller brought the yellow on lap 16 and on the ensuing restart, Dutton slowed in front of the pack stacking up the field on the front straight. Both Joseph Watson and Wilkins received damage and headed to the pits.

Jester would end his night on the following restart as his car did not come up to speed. Bunting dropped Trice to third with five to go and started to run down Walker. The final yellow was out on lap 23 when Tim Trimble came to a stop in the fourth turn.

Walker’s car was obviously suffering from some rear suspension failure but he was able to hold off Bunting by .124 seconds at the checkered. “I felt the rear of the car drop down on that last caution,” said Walker. I guess I just got lucky.

Bunting finished in the second spot with Kenny Brightbill coming on in the final five laps to finish in third. Fourth went to Trice and Howard O’Neal rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Bunting and Scott Ambruster, Jr.

John Curtis set the early pace in the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature. Brandon Blades chased from second until lap nine when he got around in the fourth turn and collected Joseph Tracy who was running in fourth. Scott Baker trailed Curtis until Matt Hawkins used the outside line to take second with two laps to go.

Hawkins kept up his momentum on the outside and edged in front of Curtis at the white flag. He would hold the top spot to collect his second checkered of the season. Curtis finished in the second spot with Baker third. Fourth went to Westley Smith and Justin Griffith came from 20th to finish in fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Tracy.

Landis Musser ended Brandon Dennis’ win streak at two in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Kevin McKinney held off Dennis in the early stages with Musser, Kerry King, Jr. and Jason Musser running in the top five. The only caution of the event came on lap six when Trey Hicks came to a stop. On the restart, Musser took the second spot and on lap nine moved by McKinney for the lead. Dennis followed into the second spot and challenged Landis with two to go. Landis held off the bid for the lead and went on to the win. Dennis finished in second with McKinney third. Jimmy Wills made his first start of the season and came home fourth and King rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by McKinney.

RESULTS: NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1. Dana Walker; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Kenny Brightbill; 4. Brad Trice; 5. Howard ONeal; 6. Eric Kormann; 7. Scott Amburster Jr; 8. Norman Short Jr; 9. Dale Hawkins; 10. Joseph Watson; 11. Michael White; 12. Scott Irwin; 13. Neil Huber; 14. Shawn Ward; 15. Kyle Fuller; 16. Dwayne Heck; 17. Tim Trimble; 18. Robert Dutton; 19. Matt Jester; 20 Beau Wilkins; 21. Steven Downs; 22. George Richardson; 23. Drew Simmons.

AC Delco TSS Modified Finish: 1. Matt Hawkins; 2. John Curtis; 3. Scott Baker; 4. Westley Smith; 5. Justin Griffith; 6. Danny Smack; 7. Jamie Eichholz; 8. Bryan Applegate; 9. Herbie Hempel; 10. Garrie Bostwick; 11. Brandon Blades; 12. Greg Taylor; 13. Eric Vent; 14. Nate Benson; 15. Scott Hitchens; 16. Dwayne Crockett; 17. Joseph Tracy; 18. Herman Powell; 19. Tyler Reed; 20. Trent Willey.

Mod Lite Finish: 1. Landis Musser; 2. Brandon Dennis; 3. Kevin McKinney; 4. Jimmy Wills; 5. Kerry King Jr; 6. Kirk Miles Sr; 7. Alan Passwaters; 8. Curt Miles Jr; 9. Jason Musser; 10. Chad Passwaters; 11. Ray Gulliver; 12. Brandon Keim; 13. Trey Hicks; 14. Erik McKinney.



RICHARD JARVIS, JR. FLYS TO SECOND WIN IN DELAWARE LATE MODELS



In what he hoped was a prelude to this Thursday night’s World of Outlaw event, Richard Jarvis, Jr. came from his 11th starting position to win his second main of the season in the 20-lap William J. Cathell Memorial Late Model feature.

Dale Lingo started on the pole and led the first lap before David Pettyjohn shot on top. Kenny Pettyjohn held on to third with Donald Lingo, Jr. in fourth and David Hill in fifth. The yellow was out on lap five as Kerry King slid to a stop on the back straight. On the restart, a car failed to come up to speed with Donald Lingo, David Hill, Herb Tunis, Andrew Mullins, Rob Schirmer and Kevin Scott, Jr. all receiving damage.

Jarvis was now running in second with Amanda Whaley third. Ross Robinson was making his first start and took the third spot as Jarvis worked by David Pettyjohn on lap eight for the lead. At the halfway sign the top five were Jarvis, David Pettyjohn, Robinson, Lou Johnson and Mark Byram.

Robinson pulled into the infield with mechanical problems moving Johnson up to third. The final yellow came out with two laps left to go when Bob Geiger came to a stop. Jarvis was able to hold off David Pettyjohn to post his second win of the season. Johnson finished in the third spot with Byram and Derrike Hill rounding out the top five. Heats were won by Whaley and Johnson.

“I was very tickled with it (the car),” said Jarvis. “I didn’t fare too well in the heat race and made some changes. I missed some wrecks in front of us and got the position I needed. The car was really hooked up.”

Joe Warren was fast qualifier in the Crate Models and a zero inversion draw kept him on the pole. Warren led the first lap before a hard crash into the front wall with Matt Glanden and Chris Hitchens brought out the yellow.

Clint Chalabala got by Mike Wharton on the restart and would chase Warren the remaining distance. It was the first win of the season for Warren with Chalabala finishing second and Wharton finished in third. Sophomore driver, Robbie Emory turned in his best performance to date finishing in fourth and Matt Hill rounded out the top five.

This Thursday night will be the Fulton Bank 50 with the World of Outlaw Late Models taking on the stars and cars of Delmarva. The Late Models will be joined by the Little Lincoln Vintage Late Models. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

RESULTS: Late Model Finish: 1. Richard Jarvis Jr; 2. David Pettyjohn; 3. Lou Johnson; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Derrike Hill; 6. David Hill; 7. Staci Warrington; 8. Kenny Pettyjohn; 9. Donald Lingo Jr; 10. Kevin Scott Jr; 11. Kerry King; 12. Amanda Whaley; 13. Bob Geiger; 14. Rob Schirmer; 15. Andrew Mullins; 16. Dale Lingo; 17. Hal Browning; 18. Ross Robinson; 19. Herb Tunis; 20. Ricky Elliott.

Crate Model Finish: 1. Joe Warren; 2. Clint Chalabala; 3. Mike Wharton; 4. Robbie Emory; 5. Matt Hill; 6. John Imler; 7. Sparky White; 8. Rob Bragg; 9. Derek Magee; 10. Mike Williams; 11. John Emory; 12. Roy Hassler; 13. Billy Carr; 14. Stacy Roberts; 15. Kevin Witcher; 16. Cody Dawson; 17. Mike Wilson; 18. Kellie Lewis; 19. Clay Tatman; 20. Richard Harden; 21. Matt Glanden; 22. Chris Hitchens; 23. David Nailor; 24. Reese Masiello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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H.J. BUNTING SCORES WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (4/30/11) – H.J. Bunting got his season off to a good start as he won both his heat and the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature in Saturday night’s Kyle Dixon Memorial at the Delaware International Speedway. Rookie Tyler Reed scored the victory in the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified feature and Brandon Dennis survived a wild feature to win the 15-lap Mod Lite main.

The fan draw for the feature inversion was zero placing Bunting on the pole for the main. “There was nowhere to go from there except to the back,” smiled Bunting. “That doesn’t look real good so you just have to run like someone is chasing you and hope that you are the fastest one there.”

Fastest he was a Bunting led flag to flag. Scott Ambruster, Jr. captured the second heat and gave chase from second until Joseph Watson dropped him to third on lap five. Ambruster regained the spot two laps later then Watson came to a stop to bring out the yellow. On the restart, Beau Wilkins shot into second with Brad Trice following into third.

Trice took second at the halfway point with Wilkins, Robert Dutton and Matt Jester (who had started in the rear) rounding out the top five. Jester picked off Dutton and worked his way past Wilkins for third. With two laps to go he got by Trice but time was too short and Bunting’s lead was too big for him to mount a challenge.

Bunting posted the victory with Jester second. Trice finished a solid third with opening night winner Wilkins fourth and Dutton turning in a good run to round out the top five. A full field of 23 cars started the main.

Rookie Tyler Reed took full advantage of an eight car inversion draw which placed him on the pole. The talented young driver would not give in to the race long pressure mounted by Brandon Blades and Joseph Tracy.

The feature was only slowed twice for cautions first at the halfway sign when Brandon Sturgis slowed with mechanical problems and then two laps later when Herbie Hempel would get around.

Reed was smooth as glass but Blades wasn’t about to settle for second. Going into the third turn Blades made a bid to the inside but the hole closed. The lead pair made contact and Blades spun off the top of the turn. The race finished under the checkered and caution with Reed the winner, Matt Hawkins took advantage of the tangle to finish in second with Tracy third. Fourth went to Scott Baker and Westley Smith rounded out the top five. Baker set fast time in qualifying.

The Mod Lite feature was a wild one with an intense six car battle ensuing from the drop of the green. Kirk Miles, Sr. held to point barely ahead of the pack which included Landis Musser, James Hill, Kevin McKinney, Alan Passwaters, Eric McKinney and Brandon Dennis. Dennis made a banzai move from third to first on lap seven. Someone in the pack got sideway which resulted in three cars flipping and five total involved. James Hill was able to climb from his car with assistance but was complaining off neck pain and was transported to the hospital. No other drivers were injured.

On the restart, Dennis was able to distance himself from the rest of the field as he drove to his second straight checkered. Kevin McKinney held off his brother Eric for second and third with Jason Musser fourth and Curt Miles, Jr. recovering from the tangle to finish in fifth.

NAPA BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FINISH: 1. HJ Bunting; 2. Matt Jester; 3. Brad Trice; 4. Beau Wilkins; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Scott Amburster Jr; 7. Larry Soloman; 8. Dale Hawkins; 9. Steven Downs; 10. Tim Trimble; 11. Norman Short Jr; 12. George Richardson; 13. Dana Walker; 14. Kyle Fuller; 15. Shawn Ward; 16. Scott Irvin; 17. Drew Simmons; 18. Kenny Brightbill; 19. Eric Kormann; 20. Jerry Carter; 21. Joseph Watson; 22. Michael White; 23. Howard ONeal.

AC DELCO TSS MODIFIED FINISH: 1. Tyler Reed; 2. Matt Hawkins; 3. Joseph Tracy; 4. Scott Baker; 5. Westley Smith; 6. Bryan Applegate; 7. Danny Smack; 8. Dwayne Crockett; 9. John Curtis; 10. Herman Powell; 11. Scott Hitchens; 12. Jamie Eichholz; 13. Nate Benson; 14. Greg Taylor; 15. Trent Willey; 16. Herbie Hempel; 17. Brandon Blades; 18. Brandon Sturgis; 19. Justin Griffith

MOD LITE FINISH: 1. Brandon Dennis; 2. Kevin McKinney; 3. Eric McKinney; 4. Jason Musser; 5. Curt Miles Jr; 6. Landis Musser; 7. Ray Gulliver; 8. Kerry King Jr; 9. Kyle King; 10. Kirk Miles Sr; 11. James Hill; 12. Alan Passwaters.



MARK PETTYJOHN OUTRUNS DELAWARE LATE MODELS

Delmar, DE – Mark Pettyjohn made his first start of the season a profitable one as he captured the 20-lap Late Model feature in Saturday night’s Kyle Dixon Memorial. Pettyjohn started last in his heat and made the finished in fifth to make the final qualifying spot for the inversion,. The draw was in his favor as the top ten qualifiers were inverted putting him in the second row behind Kerry King in the Delaware Start.

King set the pace at the drop of the green with Pettyjohn and Staci Warrington running in the top three. Richard Jarvis, Jr. rode the top groove from sixth to third by lap two with Herb Tunis climbing into fourth. Pettyjohn got a good run off the top of the second turn to pull by King and lead lap five. Jarvis worked into second one lap later with Tunis following into third.

By lap seven David Pettyjohn had climbed from his tenth starting spot to fourth. The only caution of the event would come on lap 12 when Dale Lingo slid to a stop at the bottom of turn one. Mark Pettyjohn shot away on the restart as David Pettyjohn got by Tunis for third and Donald Lingo, Jr. worked into the top five.

Mark Pettyjohn was not to be challenged as he pulled away to take the win. “Everything just kind of worked out for us with the redraw,” Pettyjohn said. “I was actually here on time but I didn’t hot lap because I didn’t want to jinx anything!” Opening night’s winner Jarvis finished in second with David Pettyjohn putting on an outstanding drive to finish in third. Fourth may have been a personal best to Tunis in the division and Lingo, Jr. rounded out the top five. Heats were won by David Pettyjohn and Andrew Mullins.

The 15-lap Crate Model feature was plagued with eight cautions two of which involved seven cars each. Sparky White led through the first series of restarts up until lap seven. John Imler, while challenging from second, got up and over White’s rear wheel in turn two. Imler somehow was able to continue but White spun collecting six other cars.

Imler would hold the lead for two laps before Mike Wharton, who started in eighth, pulled on top. Wharton would survive three consecutive restarts with two laps to go to hold on for the win. Nick Davis used the outside to work his way to second with Joe Warren coming on at the finish to take third. Fourth went to Imler and Chris Hitchens rounded out the top five. Fast time was set by Clint Chalabala.

Zac Moore led the first four laps of the Slide for 5 but apparently ran out of gas on the final lap. Matt Carmean was able to recover from a tangle on the final straight to take the win with Jesse Betts second and Justin Dukes third. Moore coasted to a stop at the finish line for fourth and Bob Martin rounded out the top five.

This Saturday night will be the William J. Cathell Memorial feature the five weekly divisions. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

SUPER LATE MODEL FINISH: 1. Mark Pettyjohn; 2. Richard Jarvis Jr; 3. David Pettyjohn; 4. Herb Tunis; 5. Donald Lingo Jr; 6. Rob Schirmer; 7. Lou Johnson; 8. David Hill; 9. Andrew Mullins; 10. Kerry King; 11. Staci Warrington; 12. Amanda Whaley; 13. Dale Lingo; 14. Bob Geiger; 15. Derrike Hill.

CRATE MODEL FINISH: 1. Mike Wharton; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Joe Warren; 4. John Imler; 5. Chris Hitchens; 6. Matt Hill; 7. John Emory; 8. Roy Hassler; 9. Rob Bragg; 10. Mike Wilson; 11. Stacy Roberts; 12. Clay Tatman; 13. Tyler Reed; 14. Robbie Emory; 15. Billy Carr; 16. Derek Magee; 17. Mike Williams; 18. Kellie Lewis; 19. Kevin Witcher; 20. Sparky White; 21. David Nailor; 22. Clint Chalabala; 23. Cody Dawson; 24. Reese Masiello; 25. Matt Glanden.


VIPER VENOM FUELS KRAMER WILLIAMSON TO IMPRESSIVE $2,550 VICTORY SATURDAY NIGHT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY



The already attractive URC purse received an additional $1,000 bonus thanks to Viper Venom Fuels and at the end of the night, it was veteran Kramer Williamson of Palmyra, PA earning the win worth $2,550 Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Williamson was strong at the beginning of the night, winning his heat race in convincing style.

In the twenty-five lap Rislone URC feature, Williamson played the waiting game, running second most of the race. The turning point of the feature happened on lap twenty, when the slower car of Troy Betts jumped out of gear. Race leader Curt Michael had nowhere to go and the two cars tangled entering turn one, eliminating both cars from competition. For Michael, his night started with severe motor problems after taking the checker flag and finishing second in the second heat race. The Valley Forge Inc pit crew led by Sean Michael changed out the motor in time to start the feature event. After the lap twenty incident between Michael and Betts, Kramer Williamson assumed the lead and ran unchallenged the final five laps to take the win. Heat race events were won by Tim Hogue, Kramer Williamson and Randy West.

In the twenty-five lap URC sprint feature, Tim Hogue of Medford, NJ set the early pace and certainly had the field covered for the first seven laps. Curt Michael, following that motor change started fifth and was chasing Hogue on lap seven. The first yellow of the race was displayed on lap eight when Robbie Stillwaggon spun in turn two. On the restart, Michael dove to the bottom with Hogue up high. Down the backstretch, Hogue fought back to hold the lead but entering the third turn, Michael moved the Valley Forge Inc sprinter to the front of the pack

With each lap, Michael ran to hide from the rest of the field as Williamson followed in second with Hogue third, Randy West fourth and JJ Grasso fifth. Suddenly, Becca Anderson in the Dave Betts owned sprinter was on a charge racing just outside the top five. By lap nineteen, Anderson moved into fifth, dropping Grasso to sixth as Josh Weller moved into the picture also chasing a top five finish.

As Michael entered turn one on lap twenty, the failing car of Troy Betts was right in the groove. The yellow flag was displayed for Troy Betts who stopped on the bank in turn two with race leader Curt Michael and his Valley Forge Inc 5g now stopped on the backstretch. Both cars required tow trucks to take them back to the pit area.

With five laps remaining, Williamson and his Pink Panther #73 were at the front of the field followed by Tim Hogue (who was running one of his best races of his career, Randy West, Becca Anderson and JJ Grasso. In the closing laps, the battle brewing was that between Randy West and Becca Anderson. Grasso also had his hands full as Josh Weller was trying to break the top five.

With the checker flag waiving, Kramer Williamson was the Viper Venom Victory over Tim Hogue, Randy West, Becca Anderson and JJ Grasso. For Williamson, it was his first win of the season and sixty-seventh career Rislone URC feature event win.

In total, Paul Messick of Viper Venom Fuels posted $1,000 bonus dollars with Kramer Williamson collecting $500 as Randy West, Becca Anderson, JJ Grasso, Josh Weller and Davey Franek shared in the Viper money.

FEATURE FINISH: Kramer Williamson, Tim Hogue, Randy West, Becca Anderson, JJ Grasso, Josh Weller, Davey Franek, Rory Janney, Andy Best, Dave Ely, Art Liedl, Robbie Stillwaggon, Joe Zuczek, Tim Iulg, Jonathan Swanson, Dave Martin, Curt Michael, Troy Betts, Johnny Zimmerman, Mark Bitner, Kevin Darling, Chris Weis

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VERNON RUSSELL AND REX ROLLS TAKE BAD 8 OPENERS AT U.S. 13



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE (4/23/11) – The Bad 8 Open Wheel and Full Body racers kicked off their season with Vernon Russell of Dover, Del. capturing Full Body and Rex Rolls of Princess Anne, Md. taking the Open Wheel final. Jamie Russell of Dover took the win in Super Pro while Phillip Truitt got his first win in Pro and James Farmer rode to his third win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Wayne Phippin of Salisbury, Md. in Street Eliminator; Sam Dennis of Bloxom, Va. in Bike Trophy; Tyler Powell of Delmar, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Herby Sullivan of Ridgely, Md. in Jr. Dragster 2.

In the Bad 8 Full Body final, Vernon Russell took on Don Teague of Newark, Del. Russell had a .007 reaction which was enough to take him to the win with an 8.679/155.70 on an 8.65 dial. Teague, who set Top Speed in qualifying with a 169.20 in his 67 Chevy II dialed a 7.99 but ran an 8.036/168.22. Low E.T. in qualifying was set by Bill Cannon of Bishopville, Md. with a 7.614. In the Open Wheel final, Rex Rolls was paired against Johnny Ennis of Pocomoke, Md. Ennis had the better reaction but Rolls had the better run taking the win with a 7.736/170.51 on a 7.72 dial. Ennis had a 7.642/173.87 on a 7.61 dial.

Jamie Russell followed his father’s lead from the Bad 8 as he took the Super Pro win over Mike Jones of Salisbury. Russell had a .008 reaction and ran a 7.842/167.44 on a 7.82 dial. Jones had a quick 7.549/176.78 on a 7.54 dial but was a little late at the start. Semi-finalist was Mike Larkin of Salisbury who lost to Jones.

Former National Champion, Phillip Truitt met Andy Davenport of Seaford, Del. in the Pro final. Truitt had the better reaction time and took the win with a 10.277/122.93 on a 10.25 dial. Davenport broke out with an 11.557/114.73 on an 11.58 dial. Semi-finalist was Donald Jones of Glen Burnie Md. who lost to Truitt.

James Farmer rode up against Turon Davis of Berlin, Md. in the Pro Bike final. Farmer had the better reaction and took the victory with a 9.401/126.49 on a 9.34 dial. Davis had a 9.318/143.67 on a 9.25 dial. Semi-finalist was D.J. Lockwood of Berlin who lost to Farmer.

Wayne Phippin defeated Brad Williams of Seaford in the Street final. Phippin had the better reaction and took the win with a 12.451/106.87 on a 12.42 dial. Williams ran a 10.758/124.44 on a 10.70 dial. In Bike Trophy, Sam Dennis rode up against Morgan Hudson of Berlin. Dennis had the better reaction and ran a 10.233/136.42 on a 10.20 dial for the win. Hudson had a good run of 11.018/114.31 on an 11.00 dial but was late at the tree.

Tyler Powell picked up his first win of the season in Jr. Dragster 1. Powell faced Alex Bradford of Newark, Md. and took the win with a 9.024/71.56 on an 8.99 dial. Bradford ran a 9.337/68.00 on a 9.27 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Herby Sullivan meeting Christopher Kahler of Ocean View, Del. in the final. Sullivan posted his first win of the season with an 8.024/79.42 on a 7.96 dial. Kahler made it a close race running a 7.979/80.55 on a 7.92 dial.

This Sunday will be “Double Points” at U.S. 13. Gates open at 10 a.m. with time runs beginning at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 24, 2011

WEATHER SHUFFLES SCHEDULE IN DELAWARE



Delmar, DE – For the second week in a row weather forced the cancellation of racing at the Delaware International Speedway. Rain throughout Friday into Saturday morning made the grounds too wet for racing.

The inclement weather has caused the season schedule to be shuffled somewhat. Saturday night’s William J. Cathell Memorial will now be held on Saturday night, May 7th. The five weekly divisions will take part in the program but the Little Lincoln Cars and Vintage Stock Cars have been scratched from the card.

The rescheduled United Racing Company opener is scheduled for this Saturday night, April 30th. The sprint cars will appear along with the five weekly divisions. It will be the first stop on the Taylor & Messick Delaware State Sprint Car Series for the URC and their second event of the season

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday with hot laps at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 26, 2011

DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SET FOR 2011 SEASON



By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – All systems are go for the start of the 2011 season at the Delaware International Speedway. The fans will get a free preview on Saturday night April 2nd and the season kicks into high gear with Delmar Night on Saturday night, April 9th.

Along with the return of the five weekly racing divisions: the NAPA Big Block Modifieds, the Super Late Models, the AC Delco TSS Modifieds, the Crate Models and the Mod Lites a host of special events featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models, URC Sprints, Little Lincoln Vintage Cars, Southern Delaware Vintage Racers and the Slide for Five highlight the year.

The Delmar Night opener will feature the five weekly point divisions. Anyone with a picture I.D. with a Delmar, Delaware or Delmar, Maryland address on it will be admitted to the spectator side for free.

The URC Sprint Cars will make their first of six appearances on Saturday night, April 16th. URC drivers will be competing once again for the Taylor & Messick Delaware Sprint Series title.

April 23 will be the “William J. Cathell Memorial” with the Little Lincoln and the Vintage Cars being added to the program. The month will round out with the “Kyle Dixon Memorial” and the first appearance of the year for the Slide for Five racers.

The first mid-week show of the season will be Thursday night, May 12th as the World of Outlaw Late Models return. The top late model chauffeurs in the nation will be joined by the Little Lincoln Vintage cars on that evening. The annual Camp Barnes Benefit will be the other mid-week show on July 12th. The event always attracts outside interest and is one of the top fund raisers for the Delaware State Police’s Camp Barnes.

Twin 20’s are back on the schedule this season with twin 20 lap features for the NAPA Big Blocks on June 4th and twin features for the Late Models on August 6th. Season winners will be showcased on August 27th for the Late Models and September 10th for the NAPA Big Block Modifieds. The August 27th event will also be the first “Blast from the Past Reunion” honoring past drivers that made racing in Delaware what it is today.

Gates open at 5 p.m. for this Saturday night’s Tune & Test night for all divisions with free admission on the spectator side. Practice will be by division in sessions from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The regular season takes the green on Saturday night, April 9th with gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps at 7 p.m. For more information call the speedway office at 302-875-1911 or on the web at www.delawareracing.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 29, 2011

DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES 2010 SEASON



By Charlie Brown, Dover, DE – More than 500 of Delmarva’s dirt track racing family gathered this past weekend at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to celebrate the 2010 season at the Delaware International Speedway. Over $55,000 in cash plus contingencies was distributed to the top ten in points in the five weekly divisions.

Dirt modified legend, Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Springs, Pa. returned to full time racing and his 42st year of competition driving the Keith & Denise Coulbourne NAPA Big Block Modified. By week three Brightbill had notched his first win driving for the team and then went on to win five of his first eleven starts. A stuck throttle in practice in early August destroyed the team’s car. The team was able to regroup and hold off a hard charging Matt Jester who hit his stride late in the season to take the championship by just 55 points.

It was the second track championship for Coulbourne who won the 2008 championship with Jamie Mills behind the wheel. The team was supported by Liquid Assets, Shea Enterprises, Covey’s Car Care and Coulbourne Farms. Brightbill earned $6250 from the point fund.

Matt Jester had the best season of his young career winning six features and finishing second in points. Rounding out the top ten were H.J. Bunting (four wins) third, Joseph Watson fourth, Robert Dutton fifth, Beau Wilkins sixth, Jamie Mills (four wins) seventh, Jordan Watson (three wins) eighth, Chad Clark (one win) ninth and Brad Trice tenth. Rookie of the year honors went to Michael White who finished 19th in points. Greg Force and Wayne Core of NAPA presented the trophies.

Millsboro, Del.’s Donald Lingo Jr. piloted his family owned Ford powered Super Late Model to his third career championship. Lingo recorded seven wins in one of his best seasons ever and earned him $4,250. Sponsorship from the team was provided by Lingo Marine, Atkins Masonry, Thorogood Transport, Virgil Ellwanger Insurance, Ralph’s Custom Dual Exhaust, Milford Pizza Palace, Delmarva Distributing, Parker Farms, K&B Auto, Dans Tackle Shop and Mark Benston Machine Shop.

Former champion, Ray Davis, Jr. had yet another consistent season to finish second in points and all-time leading feature winner at the speedway, David Hill, added two more wins to his total to finish in third. Rounding out the top ten were female sensation Staci Warrington in fourth, Kerry King fifth, Rob Schirmer (two wins) sixth, agless veteran Hal Browning (two wins) seventh, former champion David Pettyjohn (one win) eighth, amazing female rookie Amanda Whaley ninth and Mark Pettyjohn tenth. Trophies were presented by Phil Morris of Sysco Eastern Maryland.

Milton, Del.’s Tyler Reed etched his name in the Delaware International record books as he became the youngest Crate Model champion at age 17. Reed scored two wins early and the season and more impressively completed every lap of every race during the season to garner the crown and earn $1,700. Sponsorship for the team comes primarily from Tyler’s uncle and his trucking business, Reed Trucking. Also making the championship possible were the Green Turtle Sports Grill in Lewes, Del., Quillan Signs and Sposato Landscaping.

Reed was also recognized with a new award, the Kyle Dixon Memorial Youth Achievement Award which will annually go to the who is 18 or under on January 1st of the season and finishes the highest in the point standings in any division. The check for $500 was presented by Joe Dixon in memory of his son.

Three time champion, Joe Warren had another outstanding season with three wins and finishing second in points and last season’s runner up, Chris Hitchens finished in third. Rounding out the top ten were Clint Chalabala with one win in fourth, Eric Vent with one win in fifth, Nick Davis with five wins in sixth, Matt Hill with two wins in seventh, Justin Breeding with one win in eighth, Mike Wilson in ninth and Mike Wharton with four wins in tenth. Trophies were presented by Snookie Vent, Jr. of Snookie’s Speed Parts in Milton.

Joseph Tracy of Gumboro, Del. had been a threat to win the AC Delco TSS Modified championship in three of the past four years. 2010 proved to be the year to get him over the hump as four wins and consistent top five finishes saw Tracy lock up the championship before the final week. Sponsorship for Tracy’s car was provided by Virgil F. Davis Trucking, Milford Rent-All, Mid Atlantic Fabrication, and Allan Bradley and Schaeffer Oil. Tracy earned $1,700 from the point fund.

Tom Moore had his best season ever winning three times and finishing second in points. John Curtis led the points late in the season and finished third with three wins. Rounding out the top ten were Westley Smith with one win in fourth, Scott Calhoun with one win in fifth, Scott Baker with one win in sixth, Shawn Ward with six wins in seventh, Kyle Fuller with two wins in eighth, Billy Carr in ninth and Matt Hawkins with one win in tenth. Kenny Patchett and Bill Savage of R.C. Holloway Company presented the trophies.

In the Mod Lites it was none other than Brandon Dennis of Greenwood, Del. with an impressive third consecutive championship. The popular scale car driver won the opener, the season final, the Fall Championship and three more times during the season in his strongest year to date. Dennis had run the same Pro chassis and the same engine for all three championships and is sponsored by Gary Simpson Construction, Back in Action Massage Therapy and Tropical Touch Tanning & Massage Therapy. Brandon picked up $1,300 from the point fund.

Former champion, Tim White had another strong season finishing second in points with four wins and newcomer, Tyler Reed posted an impressive five wins to finish in third. Rounding out the top five were Curt Miles, Jr. in fourth, James Hill with one win in fifth, Ray Gulliver in sixth, Billy Thompson in seventh, Kirk Miles in eighth, Kevin McKinney with five wins in ninth and Jason Musser in tenth. Fred Tull of Pepsi Bottling Ventures presented the trophies..

The champions received championship jackets from American Race Tires/Lias Tire and “Gold Cards” for 2011 admission. Champions also received a diamond necklace for their wife or girlfriend. Billy Carr won a special drawing for a new pressure washer courtesy of Taylor & Messick John Deere.

Special service awards plaques were presented to Nancy West, Keith Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Tom Humlhanz and Pat Humlhanz who each had ten years of service to the speedway. David Wainwright received recognition for 25 years of service and Doug Powell was recognized for 40 years of service.

The point fund was due largely in part to season sponsors that included: Sysco Eastern Maryland, NAPA Auto Parts, R.C. Holloway Company; A.C. Delco, American Race Tires from Lias Tire Racing Division; NuCar Connection of New Castle, Del., Scott’s Furniture, Snookie’s Speed Parts, Taylor & Messick John Deere, Pepsi Bottling Ventures; Insinger Performance, Inc., Pro Chassis, Clark’s Pools and Sussex Scrap Metal. Door prizes were courtesy of Taylor & Messick and NuCar Connection..

 

 

 

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