July 24th, 2015
Schoonmaker Slides To Win, Night Shortened By Rain
by Gary Spaid
Some might say it was the “blue”
full moon. Other might say it was just the way it was. It was a
night full of action and odd events. Unfortunately the night was
not able to be completely finished as rain moved in and washed
out the NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature. Currently plans are to
run this make up feature in two weeks.
The NYS Super Stocks were on hand and completed their 25-lapper. Tim
Gullo, from Chemung, led all 25 laps to take the feature win.
The real race was for the runner up position.
The Auto Value Scorpion feature saw their first new feature winner since
the beginning of the year. Shaun Frarey was finally able to
break the seven race run of feature wins put together by Timmy
“I have been carrying more weight on the car this year after last year’s
successes,” commented Frarey. “Last week the officials allowed
me to take off 100 pounds. That certainly helped us tonight.”
The Super Six feature proved to be the “barn burner” of the evening. As
the field was exiting the fourth turn on lap 19 of 20, the two
leaders touched sending Ashley Schoonmaker sliding sideways
across the finish line in front of Brandon Allen. A number of
additional cars were caught up in the melee too. During the
clean up process the rains began to fall forcing officials to
call the feature complete.
The 25-lap NYS Super Stock feature saw pole sitter Tim Gullo power into
the lead. Behind him a battle was developing for second between
Tom Krawczyk and Zach Willis. Then on lap five the yellow was
displayed for Nate Peckham, who spun off the first turn.
One more yellow followed, lap seven, also for the spin involving Chris
Vogler and Willis.
Each restart Gullo powered into the lead by some seven car lengths,
leaving the real battle for second. With Willis out of the way,
Krawczyk now had his hands full with Bill Frisbee Jr. Frisbie,
who had lost his complete right side of his car in a heat race
altercation, was pressuring Krawczyk for the runner up spot.
These two who race side-by-side in the closing laps, with
Frisbie Jr. completing his pass on lap 22.
Frisbie Jr. tried to chase down Gullo, but ran out of laps. At the finish
line it was Gullo followed by Frisbie Jr., Gary Noe, Mitchell
Wright and Vogler rounding out the top five. Frisbie Jr. was
named the “hard charger” of the race, having started 12th.
The Auto Value Scorpion feature saw Carrie Bolton break some of her poor
luck as of late and grab the lead. Working his way through the
pack were both Shaun Frarey and multi-time feature winner Timmy
Frarey was able to pass Bolton just pass the halfway point in the race
and began to build a significant advantage over the rest of the
field. Following Frarey past Bolton were Mike Hyman and
Catalano. But these two had no chance of running down Frarey.
At the finish line it was Frarey picking up his 12th career Spencer
Speedway feature win. Hyman came home second followed by
Catalano, Bolton and Beth Dennie to round out that division’s
The Super Six feature also looked as if it could run green-to-checkers
like the Scorpions. Up front Brandon Allen had held the lead
from the drop of the green. He had even built up a comfortable
lead. There was a pack of five cars chasing him and they seemed
to be closing the gap.
Then on lap 19, Ashley Schoonmaker drove low entering the fourth turn and
moved by Allen for the lead. However she was not quite passed
him and they came together. Ashley seemed to correct her car,
but over corrected in the process sending her spinning down the
front straight, crossing the finish line. She made contact with
the wall and went back out into traffic causing a big wreck. All
this happen beyond the start finish line with lap 19 being
The race was red flagged. But before the accident scene could be cleared
the skies opened up, ending the night’s racing. The Super Six
race was scored complete with Schoonmaker taking the win. Allen
was placed second followed by Josh Schoonmaker, Barrett Schenk
and Tim Faro.
SPENCER NOTES: A special half hour “Meet and
Greet” took place on the front stretch during intermission. Fans
had a chance to see the cars and drivers up close and
personal…During this intermission the Sodas microd club also had
a chance to show their cars off. They then had a three lap run
using the front stretch and pit road…It was announced the
Spencer Speedway banquet would take place on November 21, 2015
at the Palmyra V.F.W. Tickets are $30 each and can be obtained
by contacting Lee DeRidder at the speedway.
NASCAR Racing returns to Spencer on Friday, August 7. The track will be
celebrating their 61st anniversary that night complete with
“Fireworks” by Galaxy Concessions. A double point 61-lap NASCAR
Sunoco Modified feature will be the highlight of the evening,
honoring the four time Spencer Speedway Modified Champion,
Richie Evans. Evans won the track title in 1976, ’77, ’83 and
’85. He died in a practice accident in October 1985 at
Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Also racing will be the Super
Sixes and Auto Value Scorpions. Race time starts at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone who brings their ticket stub back the following week gets a $3
discount off an adult or senior ticket.
Spencer Speedway is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, NY,
along Route 104 in the Town of Williamson. Spencer Speedway is
the local “ NASCAR Place to Race” for Central New York in 2015.
Points earned each week at Spencer are counted into the national
NASCAR Whelen All-American Points.
HEAT 1: D. Knapp Jr., T. Alloco, B. Dennie, M. Hyman, C. Bolton.
HEAT 2: Ti. Catalano, S. Frarey, A. Montgomery, T. Montgomery,
FEATURE (15-laps): SHAUN FRAREY, Mike Hyman, Timmy Catalano,
Carrie Bolton, Beth Dennie, Donnie Knapp Jr., Austin Montgomery,
Tom Alloco, Travis Montgomery, Carrie Schoonmaker, Jennifer
Dennie, Maddy Virts, Paul Flye,
HEAT 1: B. Schenk, B. Allen, A. Cocilova, A. Schoonmaker, A.
HEAT 2: J. Schoonmaker, B. Hallett, T. Faro, B. Malin, R.
FEATURE (19-laps): ASHLEY SCHOONMAKER, Brandon Allen, Josh
Schoonmaker, Barrett Schenk, Tim Faro, Van Grant, Ryan Hillegeer,
Andy Cocilova, Bill Inch, Adam VanHall, Bill Malin, Chris
Connors, Brian Hallett, Chad Brockman, Bill Mitchell.
N.Y.S. SUPER STOCKS
HEAT 1: T. Gullo, S. Malin, N. Peckham, M. Ramsey.
HEAT 2: G. Noe, C. Vogler, Z. Willis, D. Lazzaro, B. Schoser.
HEAT 3: M. Wright, T. Krawczyk, W. Strusz, J. Dinzler.
FEATURE (25-laps): TIM GULLO, Bill Frisbie Jr., Gary Noe,
Mitchell Wright, Chris Vogler, Steve Malin, Willie Strusz, Zach
Willis, Dale Lazzaro, Tom Krawczyk, Nate Peckham, Bobby Schoser,
Terry Cheetham, DNS: Charlie Coonrod, Shaun Frarey, Jason
Dinzler, Mark Ramsey.
HEAT 1: M. Leaty, M. Lees, A. Lewis, D. Lewis Jr., Tim Lewis Jr.
HEAT 2: A. Catalano, K. Timmerman, B. Lippa Jr., T. Catalano.
DELAYED FEATURE Line-Up: Matt Lees, Amy Catalano, Daryl Lewis
Jr., Tommy Catalano, Bobby Lippa Jr., Andy Lewis, Kevin
Timmerman, Mike Leaty, Tim Lewis Jr.
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