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Chemung Speedrome 2011 PR

June 19th, 2011
Jimmy Zacharias Doubles Down at Chemung Speedrome Twin 30's

By: Daryl Canfield

On a beautiful sunny day, the Chemung Speedrome was back in action on Father’s Day June 19th with five divisions of jam-packed racing action.

The Bandoleros were the first to get the day started with Anthony Riforgiato claiming the win over David French.

The Sunoco Modifieds were next out onto the ‘Drome for the first of their Twin 30’s. By the luck of the draw, Rusty Smith started on the pole with Daren Scherer to his outside. Scherer took the early lead coming off turn 2 and left Smith to battle with JR Kent and Jimmy Zacharias close behind. Kent got by Smith and then battled with Scherer and took the top spot away on lap 16. One lap later, Brandon Ameigh spun off turn 4 bringing the field to caution. On the restart Kent and Jimmy Zacharias battled side by side for four laps until the caution flew again for Ameigh and Brittney Jack in turn 1. Zacharias worked his magic again, taking the lead on lap 22 and going on to claim his third straight Sunoco Modified feature win. Kent took 2nd, followed by TJ Potrzebowski, Rusty Smith, and Daren Scherer.

The hot racing action continued with a nice field of INEX Legends. Cody Frantz and Raven Schrantz led the field to green for their 20 lap feature event. Frantz jumed out to an early lead until a caution on lap 6 slowed the field. On the restart, Daren Scherer pulled the Binghamton Mets #3 into the lead with Mike Alcaro charging from a last place starting position in a backup car moving into 2nd. Scherer and Alcaro would battle it out until contact in turn 3 of the final lap sent Alcaro spinning and Scherer on to the win. Cody Frantz held on for second, followed by AJ Griffin, Raven Schrantz, and Van Michael rounding out the top five.

The Super Stocks were all revved up and ready to do battle next for their feature event. It was an all Potrzebowski front row with last weeks Super Stock winner Terry on the pole and Jeremy on the outside. The two Potrzebowski’s battled door to door until Terry edged out into the lead. Jeff Goodwin was charging to the front but made contact spinning Jeremy Potrzebowski and Mike Nichols in turn 1, Goodwin was sent to the rear for the contact. Up front, Terry Potrzebowski checked out and claimed his second Super Stock victory in a row, Jeremy Potrzebowski recovered from his spin to finish 2nd, John Lane came home 3rd, with Goodwin and Terry Ostrander rounding out the top five.

The 4 Cylinder Mini Stocks were next to the ‘Drome for some wild racing action as Archie Haner, Tony Gullo, and Milton Price all took turns leading the field. Price took command on lap 15 and went on for the win until his car failed post-race inspection giving the win to Haner. Gullo claimed 2nd, Gene Purvis 3rd, Phil Haner 4th, and Frank Merich 5th.

Finishing out the Father’s Day racing action at the ‘Drome was the second of the Sunoco Modified twin 30’s. After inverting the top 8 finishers from the first feature, Brandon Ameigh and Curtis Cowles found their way to the front row to lead the field to green. The action was crazy on the starts and it took many attempts to complete lap 1. By lap 4, Daren Scherer made his way into the lead with JR Kent, Lee Sharpsteen, and Jimmy Zacharias all in contention. Matt Clemens brought out a caution at lap 10 and Zack Curren another one on lap 11 when he made contact with the backstretch wall. On lap 16, Zacharias moved past Kent into 2nd and set his eyes on Scherer for the lead. On lap 23, Zacharias completed the pass for the lead and went on to win his second Sunoco Modified event of the day. Scherer finished 2nd, JR Kent 3rd, Lee Sharpsteen 4th, and Rusty Smith 5th.

Racing action will return to the Chemung Speedrome this Friday night June 24th for the Mid-Season Championships with double points for all divisions. The Sunoco Modifieds will headline the night with a 50 lap feature event, Super Stocks (30), 4 Cylinders (20), INEX Legends (20), and Bandoleros (8). Racing action is set to begin at 7:15pm.


Bandoleros: ANTHONY RIFORGIATO, David French

Sunoco Modifieds (feature 1): JIMMY ZACHARIAS, JR Kent, TJ Potrzebowski, Rusty Smith, Daren Scherer, Mike Nichols, Curtis Cowles, Brandon Ameigh, Jody Buckley, Matt Clemens, Brittnay Jack, Zack Curren, Lee Sharpsteen, TJ Zacharias

INEX Legends: DAREN SCHERER, Cody Frantz, AJ Griffin, Raven Schrantz, Van Michael, Mike Alcaro, Joseph DeGracia, Brandon DeBrakeleer, Bryce Norton, John Bacon, Barry Schrantz, David Dempsey, Alex Bowen, Bethany Scherer, Andrew Stotler, Brett Coon, Rich vanderpool (DNS)

Super Stocks: TERRY POTRZEBOWSKI, Jeremy Potrzebowski, John Lane, Jeff Goodwin, Terry Ostrander, Mike Nichols, Brittnay Jack

4 Cylinder Mini Stocks: ARCHIE HANER, Tony Gullo, Gene Purvis, Phil Haner, Frank Merich, Joe Lane, Nick Haner, Dayton Cote, Kyle Ferris, Milton Price (DQ)

Sunoco Modifieds (feature 2): JIMMY ZACHARIAS, Daren Scherer, JR Kent, Lee Sharpsteen, Rusty Smith, TJ Potrzebowski, Curtis Cowles, Brandon Ameigh, Mike Nichols, Zack Curren, Matt Clemens, TJ Zacharias, Jody Buckley, Brittnay Jack

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