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Chemung Speedrome 2012 News

June 18th, 2012
Jimmy Zacharias, Terry and AJay Potrzebowski, and Matt Pappa Big Winners on Big Day at Chemung Speedrome
By: Steve Petty

  The sun was shining on Father’s Day at the Chemung Speedrome as a couple of first timer’s made their first appearance of the season to victory lane. On the 3/8th’s oval it was Jimmy Zacharias from Candor, NY taking top honors in the Sunoco Modifieds. In the first appearance of the season for the Crate DIRT Sportsman it was AJay Potrzebowski taking the checkered flag. The Super Stock winner was Terry Potrzebowski while Nassau, NY star Matt Pappa won the INEX Legends feature and David French won the INEX Bandoleros. Gene Purvis took the victory in the Mini Stocks.

  Jimmy Zacharias and Mike Odwazny led the field of Sunoco Modifieds to the green flag and it was Zacharias out to the lead. On the races second lap, TJ Zacharias would pass Odwazny for second as did Brittany Jack for third. Jimmy and TJ Zacharias pulled away from Brittany Jack and gave the fans a battle of the brothers for the top spot for much of the feature distance and Jimmy picked up his ninth total feature win and second straight at the Chemung Speedrome over brother TJ Zacharias, Brittany Jack, Mike Odwazny and Matt Clemens.

  AJay Potrzebowski, Casey Pavlick and Chris Brockway competed in the first Crate Sportsman event of 2012 at Chemung and it was Potrzebowski taking home the win.
Brittany Jack and Milton Price led the field the green flag for the Super Stocks and it was Jack out to the early lead. Last week’s feature winner John Lane got underneath Price for second on the opening lap.

  The yellow came out on lap 10 after contact was made between Price and Terry Potrzebowski on the back stretch and Potrzebowski ended up facing “the wrong way on a one way street”. The top four all jammed up in turn four on the restart as Jack and Lane made contact and as a result, Milton Price and Cricket Clonch led the field back to the green flag on lap number 11 with Clonch taking the lead on the top side of the speedway.

  Terry Potrzebowski took over second from Milton Price on lap 13 and on lap 16, took over the lead and Potrzebowski would win his first victory of 2012 over Cricket Clonch, Milton Price, John Lane and Hank Buchanan rounded out the top five.

Heat winners Raven Schrantz and Todd McCollum led the field of INEX Legends to the green flag and it was Schrantz out to the early lead. Last week twin-15 feature winner Matt Pappa went three-wide with Schrantz and McCollum to take over the lead when the field came back to the start finish line to complete the first lap.

  The caution came out on lap seven as Thomas Baker spun in turn four and suffered a broken rear end. Alex Bowen laid down fluid just one lap later to bring out the yellow once again. The lap eight restart saw Pappa and McCollum lead the field back to the green flag with Pappa showing the way.

  Raven Schrantz’s strong run came to an end on lap 11 as her 144 machine went off in a puff of smoke. Matt Pappa would pull away after the restart to take his third win of 2012 at the Chemung Speedrome. Todd McCollum would finish second and he was followed to the line by Brandon DeBrakeleer, Matt Evans and Jimmy Zacharias.

  Gene Purvis and Frank Morich battled it out for the Mini Stock victory of the day and it was a good side by side battle for much of the shootout and it was Gene Purvis getting his first win of the season.

  The Bandoleros took to the speedway as David French and Alex McCollum were on the front row and it was French out to the early lead. McCollum tried everything in his power to try and get around French but was unsuccessful. Teddy Bowen brought out the lone yellow of the event on lap seven. French was able get his second win of 2012 over Alex McCollum, Nick Morich, Max Evans and Teddy Bowen.

  Racing returns to the ‘Drome on Sunday June 24th as the Sunoco Modifieds will be featured in twin 25’s as both features will be the first two races of the Holland/Spencer/Chemung Upstate Pro Modifieds Series. The Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, INEX Legends and Bandoleros will all be on the racing card.

  The Chemung Speedrome is the Southern Tier’s NASCAR Race Place every Sunday afternoon starting at 2:15pm featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, INEX Legends and INEX Bandoleros. Pit Gates open at 11:30AM and the grandstand gates open at 1:00pm. For more information log on to or call the speedway office at (607) 857-4843. Chemung Speedrome – Short Track Racing At It’s Best!

  Chemung Speedrome, June 17, 2012 - Race Summary

  SUNOCO MODIFIEDS (40 Laps): JIMMY ZACHARIAS, TJ Zacharias, Brittany Jack, Mike Odwazny, Matt Clemens, Bob Mosher.
Heat Winner: Jimmy Zacharias

  CRATE SPORTSMAN (20 Laps): AJAY POTRZEBOWSKI, Casey Pavlick, and Chris Brockaway.
Heat Winner: AJay Potrzebowski

  SUPER STOCKS (20 Laps): TERRY POTRZEBOWSKI, Cricket Clonch, John Lane, Milton Price, Hank Buchanan, Chuck Nichols, Joe Lane, Jim House, Brittany Jack, Cody Marshall, Derrick Tarbox.
Heat Winners: Cricket Clonch, Terry Potrzebowski

  INEX LEGENDS (20 Laps): MATT PAPPA, Todd McCollum, Brandon DeBrakeleer, Matt Evans, Jimmy Zacharias, Brandon Michael, Chuck Lohmeyer, Van Michael, Cody Frantz, Anthony Riforgiato, John Bacon, Alexandria Smith, Ed Evans, Raven Schrantz, Barry Schrantz, Alex Bowen, Gary Ham.
Heat Winners: Raven Schrantz, Todd McCollum, Matt Pappa

  4 Cylinder Stocks (12 Laps): GENE PURVIS, Frank Morich
Heat Winner: Gene Purvis

  Bandoleros (10 Laps): DAVID FRENCH, Alex McCollum, Nick Morich, Max Evans, Teddy Bowen, Cody Jackson
Heat Winner: David French.

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