Hillegeer, Faro and Bradshaw Spencer Champs
NY) Championship contests were settled in the
final events at Spencer Speedway last Friday
night. In the Sunoco Modifieds,
Kevin Timmerman successfully defended his title
with two second place finishes. Kris
Hillegeer recorded a solid top five finish to lock
up the Super Stock crown. Tim
Faro topped the strong field of Super Six
competitors to claim his first Spencer Speedway
title. Mike Bradshaw added the
Auto Value Scorpion championship trophy to his
The Sunoco Modified 35 lap feature (rained out the
prior week) showcased a season long effort that
culminated in victory for Dave Catalano.
The pilot of the pj54 modified took off
from the front row and built an early lead.
Erich Stritzel and Andy Lewis were early
challengers as Catalano held the point.
Amy Catalano, Mike Leaty, and Kevin
Timmerman joined the chase. Without
error, Dave Catalano took home the victory over
Timmerman, Andy Lewis, Amy Catalano and Mike Leaty.
As in the majority of the races on this
night, there were few cautions to slow the racing
full card of qualifying events, feature action
began with the Auto Value Scorpion 4-cylinder
feature. Kevin Bertolone added
another victory to his credit by besting the
fourteen car field. Dave
Bradshaw would pester Bertolone for the entire
distance, never far behind the high charging
Bertolone. Zach Willis,
Beth Dennie, and Bro Bradshaw had their own battle
while racing for top five honors. Young
Austin Montgomery ran very strong, just missing
out on a top five finish. Champion
Mike “Iceman” Bradshaw ran mid-pack most of
the night, finally nailing down a ninth place
Super Stock racing
has seen many winners this season. Kris
Hillegeer had the best record and nailed down the
championship with a solid top five run in the
feature. Willie Strusz
prevailed in a hard nosed battle in the main
event. Challengers Mitchell
Wright, Billy Gleason, Tom Fecteau, Hillegeer, and
Tommy Catalano battled to the checkers.
Two quick cautions punctuated the event,
each for simple spins.
the most intense racing is produced by the Super
Six division. The front wheel
drive V6 sedans are closely matched. In
a non-stop event, Brandon Allen led the first lap
until Gates pilot Brian Hallett took command of
the event. Chris Andolino came
from fifth on the starting grid to earn second
spot at the checkers. Brandon
added another solid run to lead Van Grant and Adam
VanHall in the top five spots. Tim
Faro wound up sixth in the final rundown, locking
up the season’s honors.
Daryl Lewis, Jr. took the lead at the drop of the
green flag in the Sunoco Modified 100 lap event.
Mike Leaty made a hard early charge to take
command on lap four. From
there, Leaty drove like a man possessed, building
a quarter lap lead before an early lap twelve spin
by Andy Jankowiak. The restart
on lap fifteen saw Mike Leaty again pulling away
from the field. The extended
green flag period to lap seventy nine allowed
Leaty to lap up into the top ten. School
teacher Scott Combs rocketed off turn three into
the darkness. “I did not hit
the tree,” added Scott. “I
did happen to find a drainage ditch, though”.
Combs will now be known as Scott “The
Explorer” Combs. Leaty did
not let the interruption spoil his determination,
leading the field to the checkers. Eddie
Hawkins crossed the line in second spot, but fell
to the post race inspection. That
passed the runner-up spot to champ Kevin
Timmerman, followed by close competition from
Jimmy Zacharias, Amy Catalano, and Early leader
Daryl Lewis, Jr. Winner of the
earlier feature, Dave Catalano capped off a great
night with a sixth place finish. Jeff
Ruddy (7th), Bobby Holmes (8th),
Paul Jeffers (12th), along with Tom
Wiest and Andy Jankowiak were among the invaders
for the final event in the NASCAR Spencer,
Holland, and Chemung challenge series.
The final checkered flag fell at 10:20 p.m., yet
the parties went on well into the night.
Check the web site www.SpencerSpeedway.org
for all of the off season news and updates.
Speedway Results – September 9, 2011
Modifieds – 35 lap feature rained out September
2, 2011- 18 cars started.
Timmerman, Andy Lewis, Amy Catalano, Mike Leaty,
Daryl Lewis, Jr., Ryan Beeman, Jake Boerman, Bobby
Lippa, Jr., Bobby Holmes, Fred Taylor, Matt Lees,
Mark Cline, Scott Combs, Steve Fuchs, Erich
Stritzel, John Semmler. DNS –
Timex Morgan. DQ – Eddie
Winners: M. Leaty, A. Lewis, K.
Modifieds – 100 Lap feature – 24 cars started.
Timmerman, Jimmy Zacharias, Amy Catalano, Daryl
Lewis, Jr., Dave Catalano, Jeff Ruddy, Bobby
Holmes, Bobby Lippa, Jr., John Semmler, Jake
Boerman, Paul Jeffers, Fred Taylor, Matt Lees, Tom
Wiest, Ryan Beeman, Andy Lewis, Andy Jankowiak,
Scott Combs, Steve Fuchs, Terry Cheetham, Erich
Stritzel, Mark Cline. DNS –
Timex Morgan. DQ – Eddie
winners: A. Lewis, E. Stritzel,
E. Hawkins, A. Jankowiak.
Auto Value Scorpions – 15 lap feature - 14 cars
Bradshaw, Zach Willis, Beth Dennie, Bro Bradshaw,
Austin Montgomery, Alison Knoepfler, Joe Clark,
Mike Bradshaw, Russell Peets, Otis Bradshaw, Dale
Lazzaro, Richie Gross, Andrea LaManna.
winners: K. Bertolone, M.
Stocks – 20 lap feature – 9 cars started.
Wright, Billy Gleason, Tom Fecteau, Kris Hillegeer,
Tommy Catalano (street stock), Brandon Larner,
Brian Gordon, Jay Scott.
Winner: T. Fecteau.
Sixes – 20 lap feature – 9 cars started.
Andolino, Brandon Allen, Van Grant, Adam VanHall,
Tim Faro, Rick Wilson, Ryan Hillegeer, Erick
Winner: Adam VanHall