WHITE MEMORIAL SEES CHUCK HOSSFELD WIN RoC
SPECIAL - DARYL LEWIS JR. DECLARED WINNER OF
THE NASCAR SUNOCO MODIFIED RACE
by Gary M.
very special night of racing saw six feature
races run, including the sole appearance of
the RoC Modifieds at Spencer Speedway in 2011,
with Lockport’s Chuck Hossfeld taking the
win. Second place finisher Wilbur Hebing
earned the valuable RoC spot and will
represent Spencer for the 61st running of Race
of Champions in July at the Oswego Speedway.
Daren Scherer, Jimmy Zacharias and Matt
Hirschman rounded out the top five finishers
in the Spencer Speedway 75-lap qualifier.
thanked his dad. His father responded, “He
(Chuck) is my hero and everyone should have a
son like him.” Starting on the front row,
Hossfeld led all 75 laps.
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Sunoco Modified action Tony Hanbury thought he
became the third different feature winner at
Spencer Speedway this season. “I have to
thank Dean Repka, for allowing me to use his
Shangri La Car here tonight,” stated an
elated Hanbury from victory lane. However
following technical inspection the Hanbury car
had the wrong fuel on board and was
disqualified. Daryl Lewis Jr. was declared the
feature winner. Kevin Timmerman, Amy Catalano,
Eddie Hawkins and Mike Leaty rounded out the
official top five finishers.
In Super Stock
action Jim Steffenhagen Jr., Marion, NY,
remains unbeaten and three-for-three at the
fast half mile oval. Steffenhagen Jr. grabbed
the lead from Henrietta’s Mitchell Wright on
lap six and never looked back complete the 25
would not happen without my crew,” stated
made it two-for-two, winning his second Auto
Value Scorpion 20-lap main event. Brother Otis
Bradshaw came home second followed by Alison
Knoepfler, Joe Clark and Zach Willis.
John Welch held off a charging Van Grant to
win the Hoosier Tire Super Six 25-lap main
event. Tim Faro came home a close third. Ryan
Hillegeer and Erick Ruffell rounded out the
top five finishers.
Scherer, who was on hand to do double duty
between the Legend cars and his RoC Modified,
won the 20-lap Legend Cars feature, while
finished third in his RoC machine.
Sunoco Modified feature saw Daryl Lewis Jr.
grab the lead at the drop of the green. He
would lead the race all the way up until lap
27, when Hanbury, who ran second the whole
race, ducked low entering the first turn and
run side-by-side with Lewis Jr. By the third
turn Hanbury held the front spot.
yellow flag slowed the pace of the race. That
came on lap 10, when Andy Lewis slid off the
racing surface and into the infield grass on
and Billy Burd won the two qualifying heat
flew in the Super Stock main event. On lap 16,
Tom Cat spun around in the fourth turn. The
second yellow came on lap 19, Tom Cat lost a
drive shaft while exiting the fourth turn.
This allowed oil to spill all down the front
chute and flames to appear from under the car.
He was alright.
Tire Super Six action the feature race also
saw two yellows fly. On lap three, Peter
Cowell slowed on the front stretch to bring
out the first yellow after heavy contact with
the fourth turn wall. His crew made repairs
and he would return to the race, two laps down
to the rest of the field.
yellow on lap 20, when third place runner Ryan
Hillegeer entered the third turn much too fast
and spun out. He would gather it up and with
just five laps remaining make it back into the
top five at the finish.
Cars saw ten cars start the 20-lap feature. On
lap three Darren Scherer made a bold move to
the low side at the same time second place
runner Brad Salatino tried the high side to
get around leader Bryce Norton. The results
from these moves saw Scherer take the lead and
Salatino remain second, with Norton falling
back to third. Norton would later fall back to
Brandon DeBrakeleer won the two qualifying
The Auto Value
Scorpions 20-lap main event saw three lead
changes and just one yellow flag fly during
their feature run.
was the early leader, but was passed on lap
four by Joe Clark using a low side pass
exiting the second turn. Clark’s lead lasted
until lap eight when the yellow flew for Kevin
Bertolone who spun down the infield grass on
the front stretch. The restart saw eventual
winner Mike Bradshaw put the nose of his Honda
Prelude in front of Clark’s Nissan 240SX to
take the lead.
Promoter John White thanked the fans and race
teams for coming out and honoring his later
father, J.J. White, for whom the memorial
races were run ….Two bicycles will be up for
grabs this coming week as a drawing will be
held using the names of all of the kids
running in the night’s bicycle races. One
boy’s bike and one girls bike will be given
away…. The NASCAR stock cars will be off the
week of July 1, to make way for a big drag
racing weekend at Spencer.
will see a Four Star auto racing program on
tap at Spencer featuring a double point Super
Stock main event. It will be kid’s bicycle
races that kick off the night’s action at 7
p.m. Race cars will hit the track at 7:30 p.m.
sharp. Fans who bring their ticket stub from
this past week can save $2 on admission.
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. Points earned each week at Spencer are
counted into the national NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series championship.
MEMORIAL NIGHT SUMMARY
AUTO VALUE 4
(20-laps): MIKE BRADSHAW, Otis Bradshaw,
Alison Knoepfler, Joe Clark, Zach Willis,
Kevin Bertolone, Dale Lazzaro, Dave Bradshaw,
Bro Bradshaw, Austin Montgomery, Russell Peets,
Beth Dennie, Andrea LaManna, Richie Gross.
(25-laps): JOHN WELCH, Van Grant, Tim Faro,
Ryan Hillegeer, Erick Ruffell, Adam VanHall,
Rick Wilson, Denny Coyle, Peter Cowell, Brian
Hallett, Chris Andolino.
HEAT 1: B.
Salatino, C. Vilardo IV, B. Scherer, B. Coon,
HEAT 2: B.
DeBrakeleer, D. Scherer, B. Norton, J. Bacon,
(20-laps): DARREN SCHERER, Carl Vilardo IV,
Brett Coon, Brad Salatino, Bryce Norton, Jeff
Decker, John Bacon, Charlie Neumann, Brandon
DeBrakeleer, DNS: Bethany Scherer.
(25-laps): JIM STEFFENHAGEN JR., Kris
Hillegeer, Mitchell Wright, Roger Worden,
Bobby Lippa Jr., Jeff Parent, Tom Cat, Brian
Gordon, Brandon Larner.
HEAT 1: A.
Catalano, M. Leaty, D. Lewis Jr., A. Lewis, M.
HEAT 2: B.
Burd, T. Hanbury, K. Timmerman, T. Bradshaw,
(35-laps):, DARYL LEWIS JR., Kevin Timmerman,
Amy Catalano, Eddie Hawkins, Mike Leaty, Toad
Bradshaw, Paul Jeffers, Dave Catalano, Billy
Burd, Fred Taylor, Matt Lees, Andy Lewis,
Bobby Lippa Jr., Jake Boerman, John Semmler,
DQed Tony Hanbury