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Chemung Speedrome 2011 PR

July 8th, 2011
Zacharias, Nichols, Alcaro, Gullo return to Chemung Speedrome Victory Lane - By: Daryl Canfield

The Chemung Speedrome tamed Mother Nature once again and got in all the racing action on Friday July 8th.

The Bandoleros were back in action at the ‘Drome and Anthony Reforgiato once again claimed the feature win. Up and comer David French finished second and looks like he will soon be challenging Reforgiato for the win.

The Inex Legends were next into action for a 20 lap feature event. Beth Scherer and Van Michael would lead the field to green with Michael taking the early lead. The events first caution flag would fly on lap 4 as John Bacon looped the 99 machine in turn 3. Multi-time feature winner Mike Alcaro quickly made his way to the lead after the restart and would go the distance taking the win. Daren Scherer made a late race charge to finish second, Van Michael held on for strong third, with Beth Scherer fourth, and Jimmy Zacharias fifth.

The first of two twin 15 features for the Super Stocks was next out onto the speedway. Brittnay Jack and John Lane made up the front row, both looking for their first feature win of 2011. The battle up front early went to a charging Jeff Goodwin in the 05 machine. As Goodwin was getting away, Mike Nichols advanced into second on lap 11 and set sail for Goodwin. Nichols chased Goodwin down and on the final lap, gave the old “bump and run”, nudging Goodwin and making the pass for the win. Goodwin came across the line 2nd and quickly showed his displeasure with Nichols. Jeremy Potrzebowski was 3rd, followed by Terry Potrzebowski and John Lane rounding out the top 5.

Next to occupy the asphalt at the ‘Drome was the 4 cylinder mini stocks. A great battle up front for the lead put the top 4 under a blanket for several laps. Phil Haner would lead most of the way until contact on lap 17 with Archie Haner allowed last week’s winner Tony Gullo to go around the high side and take the lead. Gullo went on to win his second straight 4 cylinder feature, Archie Haner was second, followed by Gene Purvis, Phil Haner, Pat Judson, and Nick Haner.

The stage was now set for the 2nd twin 15 for the Super Stocks. The sparks at the end of the first twin between Goodwin and Nichols had everyone wondering what could happen in race 2, but they avoided any further contact. Terry Potrzebowski held the early lead as the caution flew on lap 4 for a spin by Terry Ostrander. As the racing resumed, Nichols was already to 2nd and applying heavy pressure to Potrzebowski. Nichols completed the pass on lap 6 and went on for back to back Super Stock feature wins. Terry Potrzebowski held on for second, Jeremy Potrzebowski third, Goodwin fourth, and John Lane fifth.

The Sunoco Modifieds closed out the nights racing action with a 40 lap feature event. Jody Buckley and Zack Curren made up the front row to get the action started. Buckley took the early lead until caution flew on lap 3 for JR Kent stopped in turn 1. Kent would have to go pitside with suspension problems and would not return. On the restart, Jimmy Zacharias made his way to the top spot and went on to another Sunoco Modified win. Buckley made his strongest showing of 2011, coming home second. After hard contact with the backstretch wall in the heat race, Daren Scherer got the help of fellow competitors and crews of Jimmy Zacharias and JR Kent to make repairs and finish 3rd. Zack Curren took the 4th position and Curtis Cowles 5th.

There will be no racing at the Chemung Speedrome this Friday July 15th. Racing action will return to the ‘Drome on Friday July 22nd at 7:15pm with 5 divisions of racing action. Be sure to make plans as well for the ROC Modified Tour 150 coming to the Chemung Speedrome on Friday August 12th for one of the best shows of the year. Hope to see you all again soon at the ‘Drome!

Results:

Bandoleros: ANTHONY REFORGIATO, David French

INEX Legends: MIKE ALCARO, Daren Scherer, Van Michael, Beth Scherer, Jimmy Zacharias, Brandon, Michael, Cody Frantz, Raven Schrantz, AJ Griffin, Joe Graf, Alex Bowen, John Bacon, Barry Schrantz, Brandon DeBrakeleer

Super Stocks (1): MIKE NICHOLS, Jeff Goodwin, Jeremy Potrzebowski, Terry Potrzebowski, John Lane, Brittnay Jack, Hank Buchanan, Terry Ostrander

4 Cylinder: TONY GULLO, Archie Haner, Gene Purvis, Phil Haner, Pat Judson, Nick Haner

Super Stocks (2): MIKE NICHOLS, Terry Potrzebowski, Jeremy Potrzebowski, Jeff Goodwin, John Lane, Brittnay Jack, Terry Ostrander, Hank Buchanan

Sunoco Modifieds: JIMMY ZACHARIAS, Jody Buckley, Daren Scherer, Zack Curren, Curtis Cowles, Brittnay Jack, JR Kent

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