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Chemung Speedrome 2012 News

June 24th, 2012
Cricket Clonch has Dandy Day at Chemung Speedromee
By: Steve Petty

  Cain, Pennsylvania’s Cricket Clonch won his first career feature in the Super Stocks at the Chemung Speedrome under sunny skies on a picturesque Sunday afternoon in the Twin Tiers. In other action at the ‘Drome, Candor, NY star Jimmy Zacharias and Tonawanda, NY ace Andy Jankowiak split the twin 25’s for the Sunoco Modifieds. For Zacharias, it was his third win of the season at the ‘Drome while Jankowiak scored his first in his first career start at the Southern Tier oval. Matt Pappa, Gene Purvis and David French all continued their winning ways in the INEX Legends, Mini Stocks and Bandolero divisions respectively. “Racey” Casey Pavlik won the showcase for the Crate DIRT Sportsman.

  Mike Odwazny and Andy Jankowiak led the field of SUNOCO Modifieds to the green flag for their first of two twin 25’s with Jankowiak out to the early lead. TJ Zacharias looped his 17 on lap one to bring out the caution. On the restart it was Jimmy Zacharias taking command with an inside move on Jankowiak to grab the lead. Zacharias took command and never looked back picking up his third win of the season over Andy Jankowiak and TJ Zacharias.

  In the second twin 25 lap feature, Jimmy Zacharias and Andy Jankowiak led the field to the green flag and the lead was being swapped several times between the top two. Jimmy got loose and spun on lap number 11 to bring out the caution. On the restart, Jankowiak pulled away with TJ Zacharias right behind him. Jimmy got around his brother and began chasing down Jankowiak, a second generation driver who is currently the points leader at the Holland Motorsports Complex. Jankowiak was able to hold off the Zacharias brothers to win his first career feature at the Chemung Speedrome.

  John Lane and Jimmy Zacharias led the field of Super Stocks to the green flag with Lane taking the early lead. Contact was made off turn four between the front row sitters as Lane hit the front stretch wall and Zacharias got turned around. Both cars went to the pits as only Zacharias was able to continue.
Last week’s feature winner Terry Potrzebowski took over the lead from Cricket Conch just before the halfway mark and was on his way to score his second straight win, but his car went up in smoke on lap 19. Clonch had the lead on the restart and held off Joe Lane and Derrick Tarbox to score the win.

  Alexandria Smith and Todd McCollum led the field of INEX Legends to the green flag in their 20 lap feature with McCollum leading the opening circuit on the Chemung 3/8th’s oval. Heat winner Raven Schrantz took over the second spot from Smith at the end of lap number two. The first caution came out on lap number six as John “Shakin” Bacon lost the handle of his Chemung Soft Water 76 in turn four. On the restart Matt Pappa took the lead on lap 7 but McCollum was right there challenging for the lead. Michael Maresca lost the handle of his 22 ride in turn number two to bring out the caution on lap 11. Pappa would continue to show the way on the restart and picked up his seventh win of the season. McCollum would finish in second and he was followed to the line by Raven Schrantz, Brandon Michael and Brett Coon.

  Gene Purvis, Frank Morich and Bubba Peters raced in the Mini Stocks feature and Purvis was able to pick up his second straight feature win.
Casey Pavlik and Dale Welty competed in the feature event for the DIRT Crate Sportsman and it was Pavlik picking up his first ever win on the pavement.

  Alex McCollum and Nick Morich led the field of Bandoleros to the green flag in their 10 lap feature distance with McCollum out to the early race lead. David French took over the lead on lap number two from McCollum and pulled away from the field. Teddy Bowen looped his 47 machine to slow the field down on lap number four. The restart saw David French and Alex McCollum pull away from the field and lead duo stoll the show and French held on for his third win of the season over McCollum and Nick Morich.

  The entire staff and management of the Chemung Speedrome would like to congratulate all the graduates and best of luck with their future endeavors. Racing returns to the ‘Drome on Sunday July 1st as it is a regular show to welcome Independence Day Weekend. The Sunoco Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, INEX Legends and Bandoleros are all 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!


  SUNOCO MODIFIEDS #1 (25 Laps): JIMMY ZACHARIAS, Andy Jankowiak, TJ Zacharias, Matt Clemens, Mike Odwazny and Bob Mosher

  SUNOCO MODIFIEDS #2 (25 Laps): ANDY JANKOWIAK, Jimmy Zacharias, TJ Zacharias, Matt Clemens, Mike Odwazny and Bob Mosher
Heat Winner: TJ Zacharias

Heat Winner: Dale Welty

  SUPER STOCKS (20 Laps): CRICKET CLONCH, Joe Lane, Derrick Tarbox, Chuck Nichols, Hank Buchanan, Brad Knapp, Cody Marshall, Jimmy Zacharias, Terry Potrzebowski and John Lane
Heat Winners: Cricket Clonch, Terry Potrzebowski

  INEX LEGENDS (20 Laps): MATT PAPPA, Todd McCollum, Raven Schrantz, Brandon Michael, Brett Coon, Van Michael, Chuck Lohmeyer, Alex Bowen, Tony RiForgito, John “Shakin” Bacon, Alexandria Smith, Barry Schrantz, Joel Hall, Michael Maresca, Jimmy Zacharias, Jason Townsend, and Gary Ham (DNS)
Heat Winners: Matt Pappa, Raven Schrantz, Brandon Michael

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

  Bandoleros (10 Laps): DAVID FRENCH, Alex McCollum, Nick Morich, Chris Eckes, Cody Jackson and Teddy Bowen
Heat Winner: David French

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