September 3rd, 2017
Chemung Finale Falls to Rain; INEX Champions Announced
by Carol Houssock
The anticipated season finale
wasn’t to be due to a very rainy forecast for Sunday
afternoon. Race fans were denied the opportunity of watching
the New York Super Stocks, GRIT Dirt Sportsman, and INEX
divisions to cap off the 2017 season. There is no rain date.
With the three NASCAR track championships having been settled the prior
week (Jimmy Zacharias, Sunoco Modifieds), Nick Robinson
(Super Stocks), and Jacob Gustafson (4 Cylinders), the
formality of declaring the INEX champions was all that was
left for the regular divisions. Their insurmountable leads
resulted in track titles for Kevin Youngs (Legends), Garrett
Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros- Outlaws) and Evan
Rygielski (Bowen Racecars – Bandits). Close point chases
behind the champions will remain as they were going into the
Kevin Youngs put together an amazing season with seven feature wins,
including three in a row in the early part of the season and
two in a row to end the year. Youngs never finished outside
the top 10 in the 13 races and had 12 top-5’s. This is his
first Chemung title.
Garrett Zacharias successfully defended his 2016 Bandolero Outlaw title
with seven overall wins plus another three as the top among
the Outlaws. Add to that nine heat wins and the young driver
had a fabulous season. Evan Rygielski was the best of the
Bandits with two overall wins and another two as the highest
in the Bandit group. This is his first Chemung title
The next order of business is rewarding all five track champions, as well
as others who finished in the top ten in each division at
the banquet. Due to favorable reviews from last year, the
track will again celebrate at Tioga Downs Casino.
Festivities will be held on Saturday, November 4th, with
more details to come later.
Chemung Speedrome management thanks the race teams, fans and employees
for their support throughout the 2017 season.
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