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Malta, NY — It was Law Enforcement Night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night, but it was Ronnie Johnson who was the sheriff in town, as he motored from his eighth place starting spot to pick up his 22nd career track win in the 35-lap Modified feature.
Taking the lead for good from Kenny Tremont on lap 19, Johnson went virtually unchallenged for the remainder of the race. “I had to take the top lane from Kenny — that was the only way I thought I could beat him. Kenny runs this track real well,” said Johnson in victory lane.
Tremont would settle for second with Peter Britten working his way from 15th to third in the final running order. Jessey Mueller and defending track champion Marc Johnson rounded out the top five.
It was a tough night for last week’s feature winner Brett Hearn as he was collected in a lap 6 crash in turn 2. Hearn’s night would end on the hook with front end damage.
Adam McAuliffe held off a late race challenge from JaMike Sowle and last week’s winner Rocky Warner to pick up the $1,000 Sowle Trailer Repair Series (STR) Sportsman series win. The victory was the first career Sportsman win for McAuliffe at “The Great Race Place.”
Robbie Speed became the first repeat winner of the season at Albany-Saratoga, driving from 14th to first in the 25-lap Pro Stock feature. Last week Warner picked up the win for his mom on Mother’s Day and this week celebrated his wedding anniversary in victory lane.
Jacob Volpi held off all challengers to pick up his first career win in the Limited Sportsman class. Randy Miller drove from last to first to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature. P.J. Bleau was the Dual Cam winner in the 4-Cylinder division and Steve Ryan was the Single Cam winner.
Friday night, May 26, Albany-Saratoga will celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with the Patriot Sprint Tour making their first appearance of the season. All weekly divisions will be in action with heat races only for the Modifieds and Sprints. All other divisions will run features only.
Pit gates will open on Friday at 4 p.m. and the grandstand gate will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under.
“Law Enforcement Night” Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Ronnie Johnson, 2) Ken Tremont Jr, 3) Peter Britten, 4) Jessey Mueller, 5) Marc Johnson, 6) Bobby Hackel IV, 7) Neil Stratton, 8) Jeremy Wilder, 9) Jimmy Cottrell, 10) Brian Gleason, 11) Bodie Bellinger, 12) Rich Ronca, 13) Matt Depew, 14) Elmo Reckner, 15) Rob Pitcher, 16) Ricky Davis, 17) Ray Hoard, 18) Pep Corradi, 19) Cass Bennett, 20) C.G. Morey, 21) Brian Whittemore, 22) Floyd Billington, 23) Travis Billington, 24) Keith Flach, 25) Don Mattison, 26) Don Ronca, 27) Kris Vernold, 28) Matt Delorenzo, 29) Brett Hearn, DNS) Justin Barber, DNS) Demetrios Drellos, DNS) Craig Seeley
Sowle’s Trailer Repair Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Adam McAuliffe, 2) Jamike Sowle, 3) Rocky Warner, 4) Jeremy Pitts, 5) Daryl Nutting, 6) Cody Bleau, 7) Dave Baranowski, 8) Jack Lehner, 9) Jim Morgan, 10) Chris Johnson, 11) Joey Scarborough, 12) Dan Santabarbara, 13) Jason Gray, 14) Nick Lussier, 15) Robert Bublak, 16) Connor Cleveland, 17) Tim Hartman Jr, 18) Dave Constantino, 19) David Schilling, 20) Kevin Chaffee, 21) Nick Fretto, 22) Jack Speshock, 23) Brian Pessalano, 24) Fred Proctor, 25) Scott Duell, 26) Hunter Bates, 27) Joe Orlando, 28) Josh Neal, 29) Jon Miller, 30) Mike Coffey, 31) Andrew Buff, 32) Christopher Ronca, DNS) Pat Jones, DNS) Jim Osgood, DNS) Mike Ostrander, DNS) Justin Smith
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Jacob Volpi, 2) Gary Derocher, 3) John Stowell, 4) Scott Bennett Jr, 5) James Meehan, 6) E.J. McAuliffe, 7) William August, 8) Justin Buff, 9) Jason Miller, 10) Steve Burch, 11) Colin Clow, 12) Derek Bornt, 13) Mike Parodi, 14) Dylan Bokus, 15) Paolo Pascarella, 16) Wesley Sutliff, 17) Matt Atwood, 18) Bob Schmidt, 19) Michael Wagner Fitzgerald, 20) Jerard LeClair, 21) Matt Rich, 22) Stephen Kneer, 23) Ryan Heath, 24) Jim Mattison, 25) Rob Lanfear, 26) Jeff Jenkins, DNS) Don Greco, DNS) Bruce Loomis
Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Robbie Speed, 2) Nick Stone, 3) Kim Duell, 4) Kenny Martin, 5) Brandon Emigh, 6) Chuck Dumblewski, 7) Ivan Joslin, 8) Dave Depaulo, 9) Nick Arnold, 10) Norm Loubier, 11) Josh Coonradt, 12) Dan Older, 13) Ernie Greenier, 14) Dan Madigan 15) Darryl Older, 16) Ed Thompson, 17) Todd Hoffman, 18) Josh Rozelle, 19) Chris Wemple, 20) Yates Lansing, 21) Jay Fitzgerald, 22) Matt Roberts, 23) Kyle Hoard, 24) Jeff Washburn, 25) Walt Brownell, 26) Brandon Gray, 27) Jason Meltz
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Randy Miller, 2) Chase Aussicker, 3) Scott Lawrence, 4) Al Relyea, 5) Damon Anderson, 6) Fred Harris, 7) Jim Duncan, 8) Joey Wilson, 9) Kevin Leto Jr, 10) Daniel Joubert, 11) Pete Vila, 12) Joshua Reome, 13) Matt Mosher, 14) Frank Monroe, 15) John Hayes, 16) David Cook, 17) Paul Mulrain, 18) Curt Condon, 19) Mark Burch, DNS) David Shippee
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Robert Garney, 2) Will Ryan, 3) Elmer Montville, 4) Allana Jordan, 5) Tyler Burch, 6) Johnny Bruno
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) P.J. Bleau, 2) Steve Ryan, 3) Ben Grant, 4) Jason Lang, 5) Derek Quintero, 6) Josh Wood, 7) Jared Powell, 8) Colby Shepler, 9) David Frame, DNS) Chris Andrew
Friday, May 12, 2017 — Malta, NY With reserved tickets to “The Big Show 9” going on sale on Monday, Brett Hearn put on a show of his own Friday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in the 35-lap Modified feature on “Hoosier Mama” Night, thus securing himself a spot in the “Outlaw 200” at Fulton Speedway later this year.
It was Matt Depew and Bobby Hackel IV on the front row taking Kenny Marshall’s green flag with Hearn firing from position number 12. The Jersey Jet showed that he was quick early on, moving to seventh on the first lap.
By lap nine Hearn had moved to third and on lap 22 he ducked low on then leader Jeremy Wilder. From there Hearn pulled away for his first win of the season and 129th career win at “The Great Race Place.” Hearn’s victory was also the 895th of his storied career.
Rocky Warner secured his first win of the season in the Sowle Trailer Repair (STR) 25-lap Sportsman feature. Warner took the green from the 15th starting spot and had worked his way to seventh by lap 6. Warner took the race lead on a lap 13 restart and never looked back.
Defending Pro Stock track champion Robbie Speed worked his way from a ninth place starting position and took the lead for the first time on lap 17. From there he held off all challengers to win the 25-lap Pro Stock feature.
It was David Emigh and Jay Fitzgerald taking the initial green flag, but Walt Brownell was quickly out in front from his fifth place starting spot. Nick Stone would work the high side of the speedway, taking the lead from Brownell on lap 10 and again on lap 14, before surrendering the lead to Speed.
Brownell would settle for second, Kenny Martin third, Jason Meltz fourth, and Jeff Washburn fifth. A frightening flip by Billy Smith on lap 4 as he clipped the inside tire barrier coming out of turn two, causing him to barrel roll at least three times before coming to rest. Smith walked to the ambulance under his own power.
Al Relyea went wire to wire to pick up his first career win in the 20-lap Street Stock feature.
Derek Bornt led the entire 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature until the final turn when contact with a lap car allowed Rob Lanfear to scoot by for the win.
Albany-Saratoga will return to action on Friday night May 19 at 7 p.m. on “Law Enforcement Night.” All divisions will be in action, including the third race of the Sowle Trailer Sales (STR) Sportsman series.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand gate will open at 5 p.m.
For more information visit www.albany-saratoga.com.
“Hoosier Mama” Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Brett Hearn, 2) Matt Depew, 3) Keith Flach, 4) Bodie Bellinger, 5) Don Ronca, 6) Peter Britten, 7) Demetrios Drellos, 8) Elmo Reckner, 9) Neil Stratton, 10) Bobby Hackel IV, 11) Jimmy Cottrell, 12) Pep Corradi, 13) Brian Gleason, 14) Rich Ronca, 15) Jeff Rockefeller, 16) Kris Vernold, 17) C.G. Morey, 18) Ricky Davis, 19) Jeremy Wilder, 20) Ken Tremont Jr, 21) Matt Delorenzo, 22) Rob Pitcher, 23) Cass Bennett, 24) Ray Hoard, 25) Brian Whittemore, 26) Ronnie Johnson, 27) Jessey Mueller, 28) Don Mattison, 29) Marc Johnson, 30) Floyd Billington, DNS) Justin Barber
Sowle’s Trailer Repair Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Rocky Warner, 2) Robert Bublak, 3) Joey Scarborough, 4) Chris Johnson, 5) Joe Orlando, 6) Jeremy Pitts, 7) Dave Constantino, 8) Jamike Sowle, 9) Jack Lehner, 10) Tim Hartman Jr, 11) Brian Pessalano, 12) Jack Speshock, 13) Jon Miller, 14) Scott Duell, 15) Hunter Bates, 16) Ken Conroy, 17) Justin Smith, 18) Nick Lussier, 19) Jason Gray, 20) Cody Bleau, 21) Chad Edwards, 22) Connor Cleveland, 23) Mike Coffey, 24) Fred Proctor, 25) Nick Fretto, 26) Josh Neal, 27) Jim Osgood, 28) Christopher Ronca, 29) Dan Santabarbara, 30) David Schilling, 31) Adam McAuliffe, 32) Nick Anatriello, DNS) Dave Baranowski, DNS) Andrew Buff, DNS) Tony Farone, DNS) Jim Morgan, DNS) Daryl Nutting, DNS) Mike Ostrander
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Rob Lanfear, 2) Scott Bennett Jr, 3) Derek Bornt, 4) Colin Clow, 5) Michael Wagner Fitzgerald, 6) Stephen Kneer, 7) Mike Parodi, 8) James Meehan, 9) Bobby Gage, 10) Jeff Jenkins, 11) Ryan Heath, 12) Steve Burch, 13) Bryan Jones, 14) Mike Block, 15) Matt Rich, 16) Don Greco, 17) E.J. McAuliffe, 18) Paolo Pascarella, 19) William August, 20) Jerard LeClair, 21) Jim Mattison, 22) Dianna Huyck, 23) Bob Schmidt, 24) Jacob Volpi, 25) Dylan Bokus, 26) John Lindblade, 27) Bruce Loomis, 28) Jason Miller, 29) Lenny Billings, 30) Wesley Sutcliff, DNS) Justin Buff, DNS) Gary Derocher, DNS) John Stowell
Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Robbie Speed, 2) Walt Brownell, 3) Kenny Martin, 4) Jason Meltz, 5) Jeff Washburn, 6) Todd Hoffman, 7) Dave Depaulo, 8) Ernie Greenier, 9) Nick Stone, 10) Chris Wemple, 11) Chuck Dumblewski, 12) Yates Lansing, 13) Norm Loubier, 14) Dan Older, 15) Darryl Older, 16) Brandon Gray, 17) Josh Rozelle, 18) Nick Arnold, 19) Luke Horning, 20) David Emigh, 21) Kyle Hoard, 22) Brandon Emigh, 23) Ivan Joslin, 24) Kim Duell, 25) Ed Thompson, 26) Josh Coonradt, 27) Bill Smith, 28) Jay Fitzgerald
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Al Relyea, 2) Curt Condon, 3) Paul Mulrain, 4) David Cook, 5) John Filarecki, 6) Frank Monroe, 7) Joshua Reome, 8) Damon Anderson, 9) Dave Stickles, 10) Joey Wilson, 11) John Hayes, 12) Jim Duncan, 13) Pete Vila, 14) Rob VanAernam, 15) Chase Aussicker, 16) Jake Currier, 17) Daniel Joubert, 18) Fred Harris, 19) Randy Miller, 20) Scott Lawrence, 21) Mark Burch, DNS) Kevin Leto Jr, DNS) David Pelis
Friday, April 28, 2017 Malta, New York — The weather may have been warm Friday night for the packed Albany-Saratoga house, but it was Friesen at the end of the 35-lap Modified feature — as in Stewart Friesen.
Friesen, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular, who has said he will call Albany-Saratoga home in 2017 when his schedule allows, took advantage of a heads-up fifth place start and quickly motored to the front, holding off the challenges of defending track champion Marc Johnson, and Brett Hearn to pick up the $3,000 payday.
“The car was great. The team worked hard over the winter. This was a great team effort. Man, this feels good,” said an elated Friesen in victory lane.
In the Sowle’s Trailer Repair STR Sportsman Series feature Adam Pierson and Cody Bleau put on a stirring side-by-side battle, exchanging the lead several times throughout the 25-lap affair. When the dust settled, it was Pierson standing in victory lane.
The Featherfoot Pro Stock Series race went to Kenny Martin in a thrilling 25-lap feature. For much of the race the top five raced under a blanket. The race turned out to be much like the television show “Survivor” as several contenders fell by the wayside. In the end, Martin was able to hold off all challengers for the win.
The Limited Sportsman 20-lap feature found a first-time winner in victory lane as Justin Severance came from the front row to pick up his first career win at “The Great Race Place” in an open wheel type car.
Scott Lawrence was the Street Stock feature winner with the 4-Cylinder division checkers going to Tyler Burch in the single cam and P. J. Bleau in the dual cam.
In a pre-race on-track ceremony Modified driver Ronnie Johnson was honored. Johnson captured the final feature of the 2016 season. That race was also the 1000th Modified feature ever held at the historic Malta oval. Johnson, whose legendary father Jack amassed 90 wins at the track, was humbled by the honor. “It’s a great honor. With the caliber of drivers who race here, just to get a win is big.”
Albany-Saratoga will return to action on Friday, May 5, with a qualifier for the Fulton “Outlaw 200” for the Modified division. The Empire Lightning Sprints will also be on the card, along with the Sowle’s Trailer Repair STR Sportsman Series and all divisions in action. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5 p.m.
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Season Opener Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Stewart Friesen, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Matt Delorenzo, 4) Keith Flach, 5) Peter Britten, 6) Brian Gleason, 7) Neil Stratton, 8) Rich Scagliotta, 9) Ronnie Johnson, 10) Don Ronca, 11) Bodie Bellinger, 12) C.G. Morey, 13) Elmo Reckner, 14) Ray Hoard, 15) Rich Ronca, 16) Ricky Davis, 17) Shaun Pangman, 18) Jessey Mueller, 19) Jimmy Cottrell, 20) Brett Hearn, 21) Kris Vernold, 22) Pep Corradi, 23) Travis Billington, 24) Floyd Billington, 25) Jeff Rockefeller, 26) Justin Barber, 27) Cass Bennett, 28) Brian Whittemore, 29) Ken Tremont Jr, 30) Jeremy Wilder, 31) Demetrios Drellos, 32) Rob Pitcher, 33) Bobby Hackel IV, 34) Matt Depew
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Adam Pierson, 2) Connor Cleveland, 3) Cody Bleau, 4) Tim Hartman Jr, 5) Chris Johnson, 6) Rocky Warner, 7) Jeremy Pitts, 8) Dave Constantino, 9) Andrew Buff, 10) Pat Jones, 11) Jack Speshock, 12) Kevin Chaffee, 13) Jamike Sowle, 14) David Schilling, 15) Hunter Bates, 16) Daryl Nutting, 17) Jack Lehner, 18) Tony Farone, 19) Scott Duell, 20) Elliott Lussier, 21) Nick Anatriello, 22) Mike Coffey, 23) Brian Calabrese, 24) Jim Osgood, 25) Nick Lussier, 26) Jim Morgan, 27) Adam Gage, 28) Fred Proctor, 29) Dave Baranowski, 30) Adam McAuliffe, 31) Brian Pessalano, 32) Ken Conroy, 33) Joey Scarborough, DNS) Robert Bublak, DNS) Nick Fretto, DNS) Jon Miller, DNS) Josh Neal, DNS) Joe Orlando, DNS) Mike Ostrander, DNS) Christopher Ronca, DNS) Dan Santabarbara, DNS) Justin Smith
Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Justin Severance, 2) Derek Bornt, 3) James Meehan, 4) Scott Bennett Jr, 5) John Stowell, 6) Jacob Volpi, 7) Stephen Kneer, 8) Mike Parodi, 9) Steve Burch, 10) John Lindblade, 11) Bryan Jones, 12) Jason Miller, 13) E.J. McAuliffe, 14) Bruce Loomis, 15) Bob Schmidt, 16) William August, 17) Wesley Sutcliff, 18) Don Greco, 19) Justin Buff, 20) Rob Lanfear, 21) Colin Clow, 22) Jim Mattison, 23) Jerard LeClair, 24) Lenny Billings, 25) Paolo Pascarella, 26) Ryan Heath, 27) Matt Rich, 28) Michael Wagner Fitzgerald, 29) Matt Atwood, 30) Mike Block, DQ) Gary Derocher
Pro Stock Featherfoot Series Results (25 Laps) – 1) Kenny Martin, 2) Brandon Emigh, 3) Bill Smith, 4) Todd Hoffman, 5) Ernie Greenier, 6) Jeff Washburn, 7) Dan Older, 8) Luke Horning, 9) Chris Wemple, 10) Dave Depaulo, 11) Robbie Speed, 12) Nick Arnold, 13) Josh Rozelle, 14) Devon Camenga, 15) Norm Loubier, 16) Kim Duell, 17) Nick Stone, 18) Walt Brownell, 19) Chuck Dumblewski, 20) Ivan Joslin, 21) Darryl Older, 22) Jay Fitzgerald, 23) Yates Lansing, 24) Matt Roberts, 25) Kyle Hoard, DNS) David Emigh
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Scott Lawrence, 2) Randy Miller, 3) Jim Duncan, 4) Frank Monroe, 5) John Filarecki, 6) Joshua Reome, 7) Jeff Meltz Sr, 8) Joey Wilson, 9) Damon Anderson, 10) Mark Burch, 11) David Cook, 12) Kevin Leto Jr, 13) Pete Vila, 14) John Hayes, 15) David Pelis, 16) Daniel Joubert, 17) Chase Aussicker, 18) Jake Currier, 19) Paul Mulrain, 20) Curt Condon, DNS) Al Relyea, DNS) Shawn Lancey
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Tyler Burch, 2) Will Ryan, 3) Johnny Bruno, 4) Allana Jordan, 5) Robert Garney, 6) Dave LeBarge
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results- 1) P.J. Bleau, 2) Dave Mullineaux, 3) Jason Lang, 4) Jeff Piscitelli, 5) Chris Andrew, 6) Dave LeBarge, 7) David Frame, 8) Ben Grant, 9) Jared Powell, 10) Josh Wood
Malta, NY – Ronnie Johnson closed out the 2016 racing season with a win at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The win was the second in a row for the third generation driver out of Duanesburg. One week ago Johnson won the Small Block Modified special event.
Demetrious Drellos and Ronnie Johnson led the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified field to the green with Johnson taking the early lead over Drellos, Marc Johnson, Robert Bublak and Matt Delorenzo. On lap two Marc Johnson took over the second spot with Delorenzo moving to third. Elmo Reckner took over the fifth spot from Bublak on lap four as Delorenzo moved to third.
Kenny Tremont, Jr. began to challenge Reckner for fifth by lap ten. Tremont took the position on lap 13. Reckner battled back and was alongside on lap 15. Anthony Alger came to a stop on lap 16 in turn four to bring out the caution flag. On the restart Ronnie Johnson held the lead as Marc Johnson and Delorenzo battled for second. John Lutes, Jr. slowed on lap 16 to bring out the caution flag.
When racing resumed Johnson, Johnson and Delorenzo held the top three positions with Tremont fourth and Drellos fifth. Drellos moved past Tremont on lap 21 while Delorenzo moved past Johnson for second. With five laps to go Ronnie Johnson caught slower traffic. This allowed Delorenzo to close on Johnson. In the end Johnson would pull away for the win over Delorenzo, Marc Johnson, Tremont and Drellos. Heat races for the 24 car Modified field were won by Reckner and Tremont.
Jason Gray won the 25 lap Sportsman feature event. Adam McAuliffe and Derrick McGrew led the field to the green with McAuliffe taking the early lead over McGrew and David Constantino. McGrew took over the top spot on lap five as Jason Gray and Cody Bleau closed in on the top three battle. Joe Orlando spun on lap six to bring out the first caution flag. On the restart McGrew held the lead with Constantino in pursuit. Orlando spun again on lap six to bring out the caution flag.
When racing resumed McGrew was the race leader with Constantino, Bleau, McAuliffe and Gray following. The caution flag waved on lap ten when numerous cars tangled heading into turn four. On the restart McGrew held the lead over Constantino, Bleau, Gray and McAuliffe. Jeremy Pitts took over the fifth position on lap 14 and set his sights on the leaders. David Schilling slowed in turn three to bring out the caution flag on lap 15.
The restart would see McGrew and Constantino battle for the top spot. The duo ran side by side until McGrew claimed the momentum on lap 17. Tony Farone and Nick Lussier came together on the backstretch to bring out the caution flag on lap 17.
Constantino took the lead on the restart with Bleau on his bumper. Jon Miller spun on lap 20 to bring out the caution flag. The restart would see Constantino and Bleau battle for the lead. Bleau took over the top spot on lap 23 but Constantino came right back. The two battled to the final lap. Coming to the checkers Contantino and Bleau made hard contact exiting turn four with both hit the outside wall.
Jason Gray would pick up the win over McGrew, Chris Johnson, McAuliffe and Ken Conroy. With 30 Sportsman on hand the heat races were won by Pitts, Gray and Bleau.
Nick Stone won the 25 lap Pro Stock feature event. Bernie Companion and Stone led the field to the green with Stone taking the early lead over Walt Brownell and Companion. Brownell wasted no time in challenging Stone and was alongside by lap two. Kenny Martin spun on the front stretch on lap three to bring out the first caution period. On the restart Brownell took the lead however Stone regained the lead before they completed a lap. A jingle on lap three brought the caution flag out for the second time.
The restart would see Brownell held the lead over Stone and Robbie Speed. Following a debris caution on lap five racing resumed with the top three remaining the same. After three consecutive caution periods racing resumed with Brownell leading Stone and Norm Loubier. Brownell got a little out of shape on lap 14 which allowed Stone to get past for the lead. Speed moved to third on lap 20.
In the end Stone would pick up the win over Brownell, Companion, Loubier and Brandon Emigh. Heat races for the 19 Pro Stocks were won by Speed and Zach Welch.
Scott Bennett, Jr. won the 20 lap Limited Sportsman feature event. The win was the first of his career. Nick Fretto finished second with John Stowell third, Derek Bornt fourth and Stephen Kneer fifth. The heat races were won by DeRocher and Fretto.
John Morris, Jr. won the 20 lap Street Stock feature event. Morris battled Paul Mulrain late for the win. Mulrain would finish second with track champion Josh Coonradt third, Al Relyea fourth and Mark Burch fifth. Heat races for the 20 Street Stock entries were won by Anderson and Burch.
Alex Bell won the 20 lap Empire Lightning Sprints A-Main. Jamie Beaudry and Rich Wood led the field to the green with Wood taking the early lead. The red flag would fly on lap two when Kathy Bellen spun in turn four and collected Jerry Sehn. Both drivers wound up upside down. When racing resumed Bell would take over the top spot. With five laps to go Bell enjoyed a nearly two second lead. That lead would go away when Shea Montgomery came to a stop in turn four.
On the restart Bell held the lead over Wood and Lou Torres. A two car incident caused the caution flag to fly on lap 17, forcing a restart. Bell led on the restart and held the lead to the finish. Torres finished second with Wood third, Justin Phillips fourth and Nick Denyse fifth. Heat races for the 17 Empire Lightning Sprints were claimed by Jesse Pruchnick, Clint Roehrs and Alex Bell.
The Four Cylinder feature was a very special event sponsored by Damon Anderson. The Stop the Bullying/Suicide Prevention Awareness event was run in honor of 17-year-old Devin Howe and featured a $1,000 purse. Josh Wood picked up the feature win over Jim Cutler, Robert Garney, Dave Mullineaux and Jason Lang. Cutler was later disqualified.
The season is now complete at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Please stay tuned to www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com for banquet information and news on the 2017 racing season.
Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Ronnie Johnson, 2) Matt Delorenzo, 3) Marc Johnson, 4) Ken Tremont Jr, 5) Demetrios Drellos, 6) Bodie Bellinger, 7) Elmo Reckner, 8) Jeremy Wilder, 9) Mark Kislowski, 10) Hector Stratton, 11) Robert Bublak, 12) Ricky Davis, 13) Matt Depew, 14) Brian Berger, 15) Connor Cleveland, 16) Don Mattison, 17) Justin Barber, 18) John Lutes Jr, 19) Jim Nagle, 20) Anthony Alger, 21) Ray Hoard, 22) Rich Ronca, DNS) Jessey Mueller, DNS) Cass Bennett
Empire Lightning Sprint Cars Results (25 Laps) – 1) Lou Torres, 2) Alex Bell, 3) Rich Wood, 4) Justin Phillips, 5) Jesse Pruchnick, 6) Nick DeNyse, 7) Doug Norrie, 8) Shea Montgomery, 9) Jon Moore, 10) Rick Stone, 11) Duby Woodruff, 12) Jamie Beaudry, 13) Phil Bessett, 14) Clint Roehrs, 15) Kurt Conklin, 16) Kathy Bellen, 17) Jerry Sehn
Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jason Gray, 2) Derrick McGrew, 3) Tim Hartman Jr, 4) Chris Johnson, 5) Adam McAuliffe, 6) Ken Conroy, 7) Hunter Bates, 8) Jamike Sowle, 9) Mike Ostrander, 10) Ronnie Proctor, 11) Mike Coffey, 12) Mike Tholin, 13) Jack Lehner, 14) David Schilling, 15) Christopher Ronca, 16) Nick Lussier, 17) Floyd Billington, 18) Mike Barrett, 19) Joe Orlando, 20) Timothy Davis, 21) Jon Miller, 22) Dave Constantino, 23) Cody Bleau, 24) Andrew Buff, 25) Pat Jones, 26) Jack Swinton, 27) Jeremy Pitts, 28) Tony Farone, 29) Elliott Lussier, DNS) Daryl Nutting
Limited Sportsman Results (20 Laps) – 1) Scott Bennett Jr, 2) Nick Fretto, 3) John Stowell, 4) Derek Bornt, 5) Stephen Kneer, 6) James Meehan, 7) Gary Derocher, 8) Josh Neal, 9) Dylan Bokus, 10) Dan Grignon, 11) Diana Huyck, 12) Yule Cook, 13) Travis Billington, 14) Clint Bonner, 15) Reggie Bonner, 16) Brandon Daley, 17) Mike Block, 18) Michael Wagner
Pro Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Nick Stone, 2) Walt Brownell, 3) Bernie Companion, 4) Norm Loubier, 5) David Emigh, 6) Robbie Speed, 7) Jason Meltz, 8) Dan Older, 9) Yates Lansing, 10) Scott Govertson, 11) Kenny Martin, 12) Darryl Older, 13) Pete Porter, 14) Danny Wood, 15) Nick Arnold, 16) Chris Wemple, 17) Zach Welch, 18) Jeff Washburn, 19) Jimmy Eaton
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) John Morris Jr, 2) Paul Mulrain, 3) Josh Coonradt, 4) Al Relyea, 5) Mark Burch, 6) Damon Anderson, 7) Paul Braymer, 8) Lisa Miller, 9) Jeff Meltz Sr, 10) Jim Duncan, 11) Chase Aussicker, 12) Joshua Reome, 13) John Hayes, 14) Pete Vila, 15) Zach Sorrentino, 16) Scott Lawrence, 17) David Shippee, 18) Matt Narzynski, DNS) Curt Condon, DNS) Matt Mosher, DNS) Jody Thew
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results (25 Laps) – 1) Robert Garney, 2) Daryl Connor, 3) Tyler Burch, 4) Dave LeBarge, 5) Mike Parodi, 6) James Street, 7) Brandon Ely, 8) Will Ryan, 9) Jim Bleau
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results (25 Laps) – 1) Josh Wood, 2) Dave Mullineaux, 3) Jason Lang, 4) Jared Powell, 5) Steve Ryan, 6) Jake Currier, 7) Dan Older Jr, 8) Ben Grant, 9) Todd Goldstien, DNS) Shawnee Hazel, DQ) Jim Cutler
Malta, NY – Ronnie Johnson and Tim Hartman, Jr. were the big winners Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Johnson won the 40 lap, Tom Clothier Trucking/American Foundation of Suicide Prevent Small Block Modified feature event. The win was worth … Continue reading
Malta, NY – Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Stewart Friesen, 2) Jessey Mueller, 3) Ken Tremont Jr, 4) Mark Kislowski, 5) Marc Johnson, 6) Brett Hearn, 7) Ronnie Johnson, 8) Elmo Reckner, 9) Bobby Hackel IV, 10) Keith Flach, … Continue reading
Malta, NY – Stewart Friesen and Jeremy Pitts were the big winners Friday night at the Albany-Saratoga however it was the points race in each driver’s respective division that are sharing the spotlight headed into next Friday night’s action.
In the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified division Brett Hearn holds a one-point lead over Marc Johnson heading into Friday night’s points finale. In the Sportsman division Jeremy Pitts holds a one-point lead over Connor Cleveland heading into the finale.
Hector Stratton, a staple at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and former track champion was honored before the features began. The Bennington, Vermont driver will be hanging up his helmet at the end of the season. He has 13 career feature wins at the track. Stratton and track announcer Danny Martin reminisced about his career at the Great Race Place before being presented with a special gift from track promoter Lyle DeVore.
Rich Ronca and Bobby Hackel, IV led the field to the green with Hackel taking the initial lead over Kris Vernold, Elmo Reckner, Rich Ronca and Jesse Mueller. Rob Pitcher would take fifth from Mueller and then fourth from Ronca on lap three. Matt Depew came to a stop in turn four on lap four to bring out the caution flag.
On the restart Hackel held the lead with Reckner second, Vernold third, Pitcher fourth and Stewart Friesen fifth. Friesen quickly closed on Pitcher and began to challenge for fourth. On lap 11 Friesen moved into the fourth position. On lap 11 Pitcher spun in turn four, forcing a caution period.
When racing resumed Hackel suffers mechanical issues and headed pit side. Reckner took over the lead with Friesen second, Vernold third, J.R. Heffner fourth and Rich Ronca fifth. Pep Corradi and Brian Whittemore spun in turn four on lap 14 to bring out the caution flag. On the restart Reckner held the lead with Friesen, Heffner, Vernold and Marc Johnson following.
At the halfway point the top five remained the same with Johnson challenging Vernold for the fourth position. The caution flag waved on lap 19 for Whittemore who spun in turn two. The restart would see Heffner break coming to the green. The second attempt at the restart would be single file with Reckner the race leader over Friesen, Vernold, Johnson and Ronnie Johnson.
Friesen took the lead on lap 26 just as the caution flag waved for Kenny Tremont, Jr. who slowed in turns three and four. On the restart Friesen holds the lead with Reckner second, Ronnie Johnson third, Marc Johnson fourth and Brian Gleason fifth. On lap 29 Marc Johnson moved past Ronnie Johnson with Brett Hearn taking over fifth. On lap 32 Marc Johnson made a big move and took over second.
Friesen would lead the rest of the way to pick up the win over Marc Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Reckner and Hearn. Heat races for the 30 car Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified field were won by Hector Stratton, Vernold and Hackel.
Jeremy Pitts won the 25 lap Featherfoot Sportsman Series feature event. Jack Swinton and Zach Daurio led the field to the green with Swinton taking the early lead over Daurio, Daryl Nutting, Mike Ostrander and Jon Miller. Ken Conroy took over fifth on lap four. A half lap later Daurio spun in turn two. Swinton held on to the lead on the restart with Nutting and Conroy in pursuit. Conroy moved to second on lap seven with fourth place Jason Gray following on the top side and Jeremy Pitts in fifth.
Gray took over second on lap ten while Pitts moved to fourth. At the half way point Swinton held the lead over a fast Gray, Pitts, Nutting and Cody Bleau. With 15 laps complete Pitts moved to second and then challenged Swinton for the lead. Less than a lap later Pitts took over the lead. Pitts entered slower traffic on lap 18 with Gray and Swinton in his tire tracks.
Robert Bublak spun in turn four on lap 24 to bring out the caution flag and force a yellow, setting up a one lap shootout to the checkers. Pitts and Gray brought the field to the green with Pitts leading into turn one. Gray came back and the duo drag raced off turn four to the checkers, with Pitts taking the win by a nose. Gray finished second with Bleau third, Swinton fourth and Connor Cleveland fifth. Heat races for the 37 Sportsman entries were won by Swinton, Ostrander, Jon Miller and Gray. Hunter Bates won the consolation event.
With his win and Cleveland’s fifth place finish, Pitts takes over the points lead by one point over Cleveland. The results are still unofficial pending the results of the engines that were pulled for testing.
Robbie Speed won the 25 lap DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event. Dan Madigan and Jeff Washburn led the field to the green with Madigan taking the early lead over Dave DePaulo, Kim Duell, Robbie Speed and Walt Brownell. The field ran this way until lap eight when DePaulo began to challenge Madigan and Speed likewise challenged Duell. The caution flag waved on lap nine for a jingle in turn two, which included Nick Stone.
On the restart Speed moved into the lead as DePaulo suffered a flat tire. Brownell moved into second, Duell third, Dan Older, Sr. fourth and Madigan fifth. Jeff Washburn took over fifth on lap 13. A half lap later Washburn spun along with Kenny Martin in turn two, forcing a caution period. Speed held the lead on the restart over Brownell and Duell. Older took third from Duell on lap 16.
Justin Knight spun on lap 24 to set up a last lap restart. On the restart Speed held off hard challenges from Older to lead the final lap and take the win. Older finished second with Brownell third, Duell fourth and Devon Camenga fifth. Heat races for the 22 DIRTcar Pro Stocks were won by DePaulo and Duell. With the win Speed clinched the track championship.
Clint Roehrs won the 15 lap Empire Lightning Sprint feature event. Roehrs picked up the win over Doug Norrie, Jon Moore, Shilo Boyce and Alex Bell. Heat races for the 12 entries were won by Boyce and Norrie.
Chase Aussicker won the 20 lap Street Stock feature event. Aussicker was the early race leader before giving way to Josh Coonradt. Coonradt appeared to be on his way to another feature win however he broke on lap 14. This gave the lead back to Aussicker, who would hold the top spot until the finish. Jody Thew finished second with Paul Mulrain third, Paul Braymer fourth and Al Relyea fifth. Heat races for the 18 car field were won by Jeff Meltz, Sr. and Jason Meltz.
Derek Bornt won the 20 lap Limited Sportsman feature event. Gary Derocher led the first 18 laps of the feature event before spinning. Bornt held the lead on the restart and was able to hold off all challenges for the win. Brandon Pitcher finished second with James Meehan third, Mike Block fourth and Josh Neal fifth. Heat races for the 21 car field were won by Derocher and Pitcher.
P.J. Bleau won the 15 lap Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder feature event. Josh Wood finished second with Ben Grant third, Steve Ryan fourth and Jason Lang fifth.
The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action Friday night with the final points night of the season for the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified, Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stock divisions. All divisions will be in action plus the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinders. The Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature will pay $3,000 to win. For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway please log on to www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.
Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Stewart Friesen, 2) Marc Johnson, 3) Ronnie Johnson, 4) Elmo Reckner, 5) Brett Hearn, 6) L.J. Lombardo, 7) Brian Gleason, 8) Kris Vernold, 9) Keith Flach, 10) Don Ronca, 11) Bodie Bellinger, 12) Mark Kislowski, 13) Ray Hoard, 14) Rich Ronca, 15) Don Mattison, 16) Pep Corradi, 17) John Lutes Jr, 18) Ricky Davis, 19) Brian Whittemore, 20) Craig Seeley, 21) Ken Tremont Jr, 22) Jessey Mueller, 23) J.R. Heffner, 24) Matt Delorenzo, 25) Bobby Hackel IV, 26) Rob Pitcher, 27) Justin Barber, 28) Matt Depew, 29) C.G. Morey, DNS) Hector Stratton
Empire Lightning Sprints Results (20 Laps) – 1) Clint Roars, 2) Doug Noorie, 3) Jon Moore, 4) Shilo Boyce, 5) Alex Bell, 6) Jesse Pruchnick, 7) Lou Torres, 8) Nick DeNyse, 9) Rick Stone, 10) Jamie Beaudry, 11) Jerry Sehn, 12) Kathy Bellen
Sportsman Featherfoot Series Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jeremy Pitts, 2) Jason Gray, 3) Cody Bleau, 4) Jack Swinton, 5) Connor Cleveland, 6) Scott Duell, 7) Daryl Nutting, 8) Ken Conroy, 9) Chris Johnson, 10) Chad Edwards, 11) Jon Miller, 12) Derek McGrew, 13) Adam McAuliffe, 14) Tim Hartman Jr, 15) Adam Gage, 16) David Schilling, 17) Mike Coffey, 18) Nick Lussier, 19) Andrew Buff, 20) Mike Ostrander, 21) Robert Bublak, 22) Rocky Warner, 23) Hunter Bates, 24) Jack Bublak, 25) Justin Comes, 26) Christopher Ronca, 27) Justin Smith, 28) Joe Orlando, 29) Zach Daurio, 30) Jack Lehner, 31) John Proctor, DNS) Jesse Edwards, DNS) Tony Farone, DNS) Doug Flynn, DNS) Tim Hartman Sr, DNS) Pat Jones, DNS) Luke Klob
Limited Sportsman Results (20 Laps) – 1) Derek Bornt, 2) Brandon Pitcher, 3) James Meehan, 4) Mike Block, 5) Josh Neal, 6) Travis Billington, 7) Jacob Volpi, 8) John Stowell, 9) Nick Fretto, 10) Rob Lanfear, 11) Scott Bennett Jr, 12) Steve Burch, 13) Gary Derocher, 14) Reggie Bonner, 15) Diana Huyck, 16) Dylan Bokus, 17) Bryan Jones, 18) Ryan Heath, 19) Bob Schmidt, 20) Matt Atwood, DNS) Bruce Loomis
Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Robbie Speed, 2) Dan Older, 3) Walt Brownell, 4) Kim Duell, 5) Devon Camenga, 6) Norm Loubier, 7) Kenny Martin, 8) Kenny Gates, 9) Nick Arnold, 10) Nick Stone, 11) Jeff Washburn, 12) Gus Hollner, 13) Dan Madigan, 14) Zach Welch, 15) Brian Keough, 16) Chris Wemple, 17) Josh Rozelle, 18) Yates Lansing, 19) Justin Knight, 20) Dave Depaulo, 21) Brandon Emigh, DNS) Dean Charbonneau
Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Chase Aussicker, 2) Jody Thew, 3) Paul Mulrain, 4) Paul Braymer, 5) Al Relyea, 6) David Cook, 7) Josh Coonradt, 8) Jeff Meltz Sr, 9) Jeff Davis, 10) John Hayes, 11) Jim Duncan, 12) Jason Miller, 13) Damon Anderson, 14) Scott Lawrence, 15) Joey Wilson, 16) David Shippee, 17) Mark Burch, 18) Jason Meltz
4 Cylinder Single Cam Results (15 Laps) – 1) Will Ryan, 2) Robert Garney, 3) Mike Parodi, 4) Tim Meltz, 5) Brett Horlacher, 6) Tyler Burch, 7) Dave LeBarge
4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results (15 Laps) – 1) P.J. Bleau, 2) Josh Wood, 3) Ben Grant, 4) Jason Lang, 5) Steve Ryan, 6) Dave Mullineaux, 7) Keith Tesiero Jr, 8) William Sass Jr
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