August 21st, 2015
Leaty And Timmerman Take Down Twin Mod Races, Hutchinson Wins
NYPA Midget Race
by Gary Spaid
Twin 35-lap NASCAR Sunoco Modified
features topped the racing bill last Friday at Spencer Speedway.
Kevin Timmerman picked up the first 35-lapper edging out points
leader Mike Leaty.
“My little girl is here tonight for just the second time this year. It’s
a real joy to have her here in victory lane with me,” commented
a proud Timmerman.
The second 35-lap main was won by Mike Leaty, who overcame a poor restart
with five to go. Leaty, who took the lead on lap 21, lost out to
Daryl Lewis Jr. on that lap 30 restart. Two laps later the
yellow flew and this time on the restart Leaty powered his way
back into first place and the win.
“The driver almost really screwed up,” stated Leaty about the lap 30
restart. “I was lucky to have a second try two laps later.”
A special 15-lap NYRA Midget main event saw East Aurora, NY resident,
Kyle Hutchinson sail into the lead and made it look easy to win.
“We are very fortunate. This is our 6th win this year,” stated
Hutchinson. This place is wicked fast. You can hold the pedal to
the floor on these long straights and carry that speed into the
turns as this place is real wide.” During the race, Hutchinson’s
lap times matched those of the Sunoco Modifieds.
Van Grant won the Super Six feature and Timmy Catalano made it eight wins
in nine starts this year in the Auto value Scorpion 4 cylinder
Van Grant related he had to work a “little bit” to get his win. “I really
did not want to see that late race caution,” he added. The race
ended with a green-white-checker finish going 21 laps in total.
Timmy Catalano, on the other hand needed a late race caution to catch and
pass Mike Hyman for the win. “We needed that late caution. We
were definitely running hard tonight, but it’s so much fun
racing with these guys each week.”
The first NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature saw a number of yellows slow the
pace. On lap 20 the red flag had to be displayed to allow time
for two cars hooked together to be unattached.
Amy Catalano was the early leader, losing the lead on a lap nine restart
to Matt Lees, but quickly rebounding back into the lead again.
Kevin Timmerman used a lap 12 restart to power by Catalano for
Timmerman took the win followed by Mike Leaty, Daryl Lewis Jr.,
Amy Catalano and Tommy Catalano to round out the top five
The second NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature saw a few new competitors join
the fray. Tommy Catalano took the early lead. He lost that lead
on lap 20, when Mike Leaty used an outside pass, exiting the
second turn. Leaty would falter once on a lap 30 restart, but
retook the lead a few laps later. Leaty took the win followed by
Daryl Lewis Jr., Tommy Catalano, Andy Lewis and Kevin Timmerman.
The Super Six feature saw just two yellow flags fly. But it was that last
one with just one lap remaining that threatened Van Grant’s
lead. Grant had taken the lead on lap three and looked to be a
show-in for the win. The late caution bunched the field together
with a very fast Josh Schoonmaker next to Grant on the restart.
Grant held on for the win, with Schoonmaker finishing second.
Brandon Allen, Tim Faro and Barrett Schenk rounded out the top
Spencer Speedway would like to congratulate Tim Faro on his wedding,
scheduled to take place on Saturday.
The Auto Value Scorpions 4-cylinders saw Austin Montgomery take the lead
at the drop of the green. On lap six, Mike Hyman powered by
Montgomery for the lead. Timmy Catalano broke free from the rest
of the pack and had to start to chase down Hyman. Catalano’s
lucky break came on lap nine when Maddy Verts spun in the fourth
turn to bring out the yellow. This bunched the pack together and
gave Catalano an opportunity to take the lead from Hyman.
Catalano took the win with Hyman, Shaun Frarey, Donnie Knapp Jr. and
Austin Montgomery finishing as the top five.
A special NYPA Midget appearance saw Kyle Hutchinson take the lead and
pull away from the rest of the field, winning the feature by
nearly a full straight away. It was the only appeance this year
of the NYPA Midgets at Spencer Speedway.
SPENCER NOTES: The Spencer Speedway banquet
will 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…Only two weeks of NASCAR oval track
racing remain at Spencer Speedway this season.
The kids bicycle races lost to the rain on July 31 have been rescheduled
as the first event on August 28. Kids must have a helmet to
compete. As for the NASCAR portion of the evening, the Sunoco
Modifieds will be joined by the Auto Value Scorpion 4 Cylinders
running two features, the Super Sixes and the New York Super
Stocks. Due to the full night of racing starting time begins at
7 p.m. sharp with the kids bicycle races followed immediately by
the race cars.
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 “ NASC AR Place to Race” for Central New York in 2015.
Points earned each week at Spencer are counted into the national
NASC AR Whelen All-American Points.
HEAT 1: K. Hutchinson, A.J. Hessler, C. Haywood, O. Bedhasz, S.
HEAT 2: N. Groff, Nelson Rung, Charlie DiRosa, J. Fleishman
FEATURE (15-laps): KYLE HUTCHINSON, Nick Groff, Jim Fleishman,
Nelson Rung, Chad Haywood, Owen Bedhasz, A.J. Hessler, Shaun
McNamara, Charlie diRosa
HEAT 1: M. Hyman, S. Frarey, A. Montgomery, C. Bolton, T. Alloco.
HEAT 2: D. Knapp Jr., Ti. Catalano, P. Flye, T. Montgomery, B.
FEATURE (15-laps): TIMMY CATALANO, Mike Hyman, Shaun Frarey,
Donnie Knapp Jr., Austin Montgomery, Paul Flye, Beth Dennie,
Travis Montgomery, Jennifer Dennie, Carrie Bolton, Tom Alloco,
HEAT 1: J. Schoonmaker, V. Grant, A. VanHall, B. Schenk, B.
HEAT 2: B. Allen, T. Faro, C. Connors, B. Inch, C. Brockman.
FEATURE (21-laps): VAN GRANT, Josh Schoonmaker, Brandon Allen,
Tim Faro, Barrett Schenk, Ashley Schoonmaker, Adam VanHall, Rick
Wilson Jr., Chris Connors, Bill Mitchell, Bill Inch, Chad
Brockman, DNS: Brian Hallett, Bill Malin.
HEAT 1: A. Catalano, M. Leaty, A. Lewis, B. Lippa Jr., T. Wiest.
HEAT 2: D. Lewis Jr., M. Lees, T. Catalano, K. Timmerman, B.
FEATURE #1 (35-laps): KEVIN TIMMERMAN, Mike Leaty, Daryl Lewis
Jr., Amy Catalano, Tommy Catalano, Matt Lees, Andy Lewis, Bobby
Lippa Jr., Tim Lewis Jr.
FEATURE #2 (35-laps): MIKE LEATY, Daryl Lewis Jr., Tommy
Catalano, Andy Lewis, Kevin Timmerman, Amy Catalano, Bobby Lippa
Jr., Matt Lees, Tim Lewis Jr., Bro Bradshaw, Alan Bookmiller,
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