June 16th, 2013
Mods to Tony Hanbury and Jimmy Zacharias; Brittney Jack
picks up Bounty in Super Stocks
By: John Flock
Speedrome delivered an entertaining program Friday evening.
Visiting SUNOCO Modifieds from Spencer Speedway, Rusty Smith
and rookie 14-year-old Tim Lewis were welcome additions to
the field. Our Sister track, Spencer Speedway, had to cancel
their program due to wet grounds.
The SUNOCO Modifieds ran two features this evening. The
first event was a 40 lap affair, with the line-ups set by
regular handicapping rules. Tony Hanbury took command after
battling T.J. Potrzebowski, J.R. Kent and T.J. Zacharias.
Once in front, Hanbury held his lead to the checkers. T.J.
Zacharias would be about a straight ahead of T.J. Zacharias
at the checkers. A four car battle behind the leaders held
the fans attention. Rusty Smith, Zach Curren, T.J.
Potrzebowski, Jim Zacharias and J.R. Kent had their own
battle to the finish.
The second SUNOCO Modified feature, a 35 lap event, was
lined up by an inversion draw. Tony Hanbury drew number six,
and 6th place finisher Jimmy Zacharias started on the pole.
Like a kid with his hand in the cookie jar, Jimmy would not
let this opportunity pass him by.
Jimmy Z led early and often,
controlling every lap for his victory. Sixth place starter
Tony Hanbury would battle through some strong competition to
take the runner up position. The next five finishers would
be where the action was, as Zach Curren would lead those
racers to the checkers. Fifteen cars started each of the
features. Rookie racer Tim Lewis would earn a pair of top
ten finishes. Heats were won by Jody Buckley and T.J.
After Lee Sharpsteen and Jeff Goodwin won their qualifying
event, most fans thought that they would be at the top of
the Super Stock feature. Not quite, said the formerly
unlucky Brittney Jack. Lucky would move to the lead early
in the feature. Yes, Sharpsteen and Goodwin put on an
amazing duel through the last half of the feature but they
were racing for second place. Jeff Goodwin would make a late
race charge to pass Lee Sharpsteen. It only lasted for a lap
or two before Sharpsteen would take back the second
position. Brittney Jack would earn an $800 payday after
picking up a bounty that Owner John White had posted for
anyone that could beat Jeff Goodwin. Jeff had won every
Super Stock race before this weekend at Chemung.
Nick Morich was the only 4-cylinder stock on hand, handing
him another check mark in the winners column. Nick also
races in the INEX Bandolero division. The Bandolero special
saw David French win another feature, with Nick Morich and
Lars McElravy in tow. Each Bandolero team got a trophy and a
$100 gift certificate that is good for Bandolero parts. Paul
Jenkins outdistanced Allison Pierce to the checkers in the
dirt track Crate Sportsman race. Casey Pavlick, undefeated
this season, was a no-show for the night.
The INEX Legends cars are usually among the quickest racers
on the track. Not so tonight. Yellow fever had fans looking
for a full moon. Tow trucks and flatbed haulers seem to make
more laps than the cars. After all the crashing, a race
broke out. Mike Alcaro and Tony Hanbury traded paint and
Fiberglas body panels to earn first and second place
finishes. Zach Truesdail held second spot until a couple of
caution flags flew with two laps to go. Zach felt some
contact and fell to third and leading many laps in the main
event. Alex Bowen avoided all of the drama to lead fifth
place finisher Antony Riforgiato to the checkers.
This coming week, Friday June 21st, the SUNOCO Modifieds are
scheduled for a 40 lap feature event. John White is
contemplating a change to twin 25 lap events so that the
rain outs will not put the racers too far behind in the
NASCAR Weekly Racing Series battle for the NYS championship.
Double points will be awarded for the 4-cylinder Stocks. All
other divisions will be on tap for the program.
Chemung Speedrome is located at 605 Wyncoop Creek Rd,
Chemung NY 14825. Take exit 59 off Rt. 17 (new I-86). Race
day phone is (607) 529 9998, web site
June 14th RESULTS:
SUNOCO Modified 40 laps 15
cars - TONY HANBURY, T.J. Zacharias, Rusty Smith, Zach
Curren, T.J. Potrzebowski, Jimmy Zacharias, J.R. Kent, Mike
Odwazny, Randy Brokaw, Tim Lewis, Bob Mosier, Frank Morich,
Matt Clemens, Jody Buckley, and Tim Rought.
SUNOCO Modified 35 laps
15 cars - JIMMY ZACHARIAS, Tony Hanbury, Zach Curren,
T.J. Potrzebowski, J.R. Kent, Rusty Smith, T.J. Zacharias,
Jody Buckley, Mike Odwazny, Tim Lewis, Bob Mosher, Tim
Rought, Randy Brokaw, Frank Morich, and Matt Clemens.
Heats: Jody Buckley and T.J. Zacharias
Super Stocks 25 laps 10
cars - BRITTNEY JACK, Lee Sharpsteen, Jeff Goodwin, Joe
Lane, Terry Potrzebowski, Jason Duke, Jim House Jr., and
Trevor Williams. (Did not start Bob Ripley and Mike
HEATS: Lee Sharpsteen and Jeff Goodwin
4-Cylinder Stocks NICK
MORICH (1 car)
Dirt Track Crate Sportsman
20 laps (2 cars) PAUL JENKINS and Allison Pierce.
Heat: Paul Jenkins.
INEX Bandolero Feature 10
laps (3 cars) - DAVID FRENCH, Nick Morich, and Lars
HEAT: David French
Legends Feature 20 laps
13 cars - MIKE ALCARO, Tony Hanbury, Zach Truesdail,
Alex Bowen, Antony Riforgiato, Gary Ham, Chuck Lohmeyer,
Charlie Lohmeyer, Andrew Bickford, Austin Berry, Brandon
DeBrakeleer, Wayne Walker and Jason Townsend.
HEATS: Zach Truesdail, Austin Berry