July 5th, 2013
and Smith visit Chemung’s Victory Lane
By: John Flock
twenty lap NASCAR Sunoco Modified features highlighted the
start of July racing at Chemung Speedrome. Speedway regular
Tony Hanbury captured the first feature after a spirited
battle with Zack Curren, T.J. Potrzebowski and Jody Buckley.
Only two quick cautions for simple spins slowed the action
in the heated battle. Hanbury drew number six for the
inversion to set the second main.
In feature number two, Jimmy Zacharias and a visiting Rusty
Smith put on an exhibition of side by side racing at its’
best. The two hard chargers swapped the lead several times
in the first ten laps. Smith eventually took command and
went on to victory. Spencer Speedway rained out earlier in
the afternoon, turning Rusty’s team around and heading to
Chemung. That turned out to be a good decision. The top half
of the field ran in tight formation, each driver scratching
for each position. J.R. Kent and T.J. Zacharias fought the
same battle in both features, earning sixth and seventh
In Super Stock action, Jason Duke led the first third of the
25 lap feature. Pressure from Jeff Goodwin kept the lead in
doubt. Goodwin got a good run on the number 13 of Duke in
lap eight. As the multi-time feature winner Goodwin passed
Duke, up jumped Lee Sharpsteen to pass both competitors.
Sharpsteen would build a small lead over the battling trio
of Goodwin, Duke, and Brittany Jack. Terry Potrzebowski, Joe
Lane, Nick Robinson, and Trevor Williams filled out the
field in a very quick feature.
Marcus Wood repeated as victor in the 4-Cylinder Stock
feature. Rookie Amber Pierce applied pressure with outside
lane passing attempts but had to settle for second.
Bandolero racer Nick Morich raced home third ahead of Monica
Green. Three of the dirt track Crate Sportsman racers took
to the track, with Chuck Potts pass early leader Chris
Clemens for the victory. Open wheel rookie Allison Pierce is
starting to get more comfortable in her Sportsman as she
continues to drive a dirt track Street Stock on Saturday
nights. INEX Legends showed with 15 racers for their
evening’s events. Brandon DeBrakeleer shook off some bad
luck and dominated his feature event. Aiden Landover ran a
strong second place but could never pose a threat to the
high-flying DeBrakeleer. The best battle was for third
position as Raven Schrantz bested the determined runs of
Tony Hanbury and Antony Riforgiato. INEX Bandolero racer
David French won his fifth feature of the season over Nick
The Atlantic Coast Old Timers brought five magnificent
antique racing machines to the speedway. Bruce Carman paced
the field with his authentic roadster. An asphalt sprint
car, two midgets, and one TQ midget followed Carmen to the
finish. Friend Dave McComber brought his black #27 midget,
but ran into problems before their event. Dave grew up with
Harry Peek, thus carried Harry’s number on his midget.
A full card of NASCAR racing this week will be joined by the
Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club. Many original and faithful
copies of the old coupes and coaches of the 1950’s and
1960’s will race again around the Chemung Speedrome.
July 5th RESULTS:
Sunoco Modifieds – 1st 20
lap feature – 16 cars
TONY HANBURY, Zack Curren, T.J. Potrzebowski, Jody Buckley,
Jimmy Zacharias, Rusty Smith, J.R. Kent, T.J. Zacharias,
Frank Morich, Bob Mosher, Mike Odwazny, Tom Rought, Matt
Clemens, Corey Mosher, Randy Brokaw, Chris Clemens. Lap
leaders: Zach Curren (8 laps), Tony Hanbury (12 laps).
Heats: T.J. Zacharias, Zack Curren
Sunoco Modifieds – 2nd 20
lap feature – 16 cars.
Blind draw inverted 6 cars from first feature.
RUSTY SMITH, Jimmy Zacharias, Jody Buckley, T.J.
Potrzebowski, Zack Curren, Tony Hanbury, J.R. Kent, T.J.
Zacharias, Mike Odwazny, Tom Rought, Bob Moser, Matt
Clemens, Frank Morich Corey Kosher, Randy Brokaw, Chris
Clemens. Lap Leaders: Jimmy Zacharias (4 laps), Rusty Smith
SUPER STOCKS – 25 LAPS – 8
LEE SHAARPSTEEN, Jeff Goodwin, Jason Duke, Brittany Jack,
Terry Potrzebowski, Joe Lane, Nick Robinson, Trevor
Williams. Lap Leaders: Jason Duke (7 laps), Lee Sharpsteen
Heats: Jason Duke and Lee Sharpsteen
4-Cylinder Stocks – 8 lap
feature – 4 cars.
MARCUS WOOD, Amber Pierce, Nick Morich, Monica Green. Lap
leaders: Amber Pierce (3 laps), Nick Morich (1 lap), Marcus
Wood (4 laps).
INEX Bandoleros – 10 lap
feature – 2 cars.
DAVID FRENCH, Nick Morich. No heat, David French led all 10
INEX Legends – 20 lap
feature – 15 Cars – Feature
finish pending tech ruling from INEX.
BRANDON DeBrakeleer, Aiden Landover, Raven Schrantz, Tony
Hanbury, Antony Riforgiato, Gary Ham, Tyler Doxtater Chuck
Lohmeyer, Brad Salatino, Alexandria Smith, Josh Marchese,
Charlie Lohmeyer, Chuck Marchese, Mike Alcaro, Julia
Landover (DNS). Lap leader (20 laps) Brandon DeBrakeleer.
Heats: Brandon DeBrakeleer, Raven Schrantz.
Dirt Track Crate Sportsman –
15 laps – 3 cars
CHUCK POTTS, Chris Clemens, Allison Pierce. Lap leaders:
Chris Clemens (2 laps), Chuck Potts (13 laps)
Heat winner – Chris Clemens