2013 Press Releases

JOE DGIEN WINS 9TH ANNUAL LYLE SHERWOOD MEMORIAL!!

Wonderling, Jackson, Marlatt, Kreidler also victorious.

By Paul Harkenrider

(WOODHULL NY) Patience and car setup was the secret to wining the biggest Modified race of the 2013 season up on the high banks. Brady Fultz brought the 25 car starting field to the opening green flag, but it was Dan Pompey out of Nicholson, Pennsylvania jumping into the early lead where he would stay until the 2013 Modified Track Champion, Donnie Lawson would take over the lead on lap 18. Then as laps ticked away and with the help of several caution flags, Joe Dgein, who had to win a consolation race to even qualify into the 50 lap special got himself all the way up into the runner up position. Then on lap 43, mechanical issues on Lawson machine forced him go pit side. On the restart, it was the Avoca native, Joe Dgien picking up his first ever feature win at the Woodhull Raceway and the 9th Annual Lyle Sherwood Memorial. Dan Pompey finished in second, followed, Mike Bowman, Brady Fultz and Kenny Peoples Jr.

In the ISKY Cams BRP Can Am 360 LM Championship race, it was Jeremy Wonderling, leading all 50 laps. However, he came up just short to John Waters in the series finale as John Waters was able to take home his first career BRP Can Am Series Championship after a very impressive month of racing in September. Glen Whritenour finished in second, followed by Waters, Mike Wonderling Jr, and Ray Bliss, the 2013 Rookie of the Year for the series.

The GRIT 602 Carte Sportsman series put on a 30 lap show and the winner was Mike Jackson who started on the pole and led a majority of the race to pick up his second feature of the year, despite only running four races during the limited season. Bob Buono finished in second followed by Boyd Mactavish and Ray Bliss. In the Crate Sportsman Non Winner’s Race presented by NAPA, it was Chris Fisher picking up the win.

In the First Annual Joe Willcox Performance Street Stock 50 lap special, it was Brett Marlatt picking up yet another feature in 2013 which brings his feature total to 11 after the winning the 2013 Track Championship. Marlatt took the lead on lap 18 over Jeremy Potrzebowski and Teddy Morseman. Morseman was able to finish in second, followed by Gene Balmer, Jeff Smith with Jeredd Dennis rounding out the top five.

In the Quad C 4 Cylinders, it was James Kreidler who swept the weekend, wining on both Friday and Saturday night shows. Wendell Washington, Mike Koser, and Kenny Underwood also finished at the front pack of the field.

That concludes the 2013 racing season at the Woodhull Raceway. Up next will be the Annual Awards Banquet set for Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Watson Homestead in East Campbell, NY.. Plans are already underway for the 2014 season which will kick off in March with the Annual Arnot Mall Car Show. Plans also call for an April 2014 race kick off to start year number 50 at the Woodhull raceway.


PAVLICK WINS FIRST FEATURE IN 2013 IN 50 LAP CRATE SPECIAL!!

MORSEMAN, GLEASON, HILL, WONDERLING, CECEE, Kriedler also victorious!

By Paul Harkenrider

40 Crate Sportsman were registered in for the 50 lap, $1000 to win Crate Sportsman Special and it was once another night to be remembered on the high banks. Ray Smith drew the outside pole and led the first opening laps. Then came one of the young stars in Connor Brown taking over the lead on lap 11, Smith then took over the lead once again on lap 19 before surrendering the lead for 2 laps to Chris Daugherty before gaining it back. Smith then went to lead the next 25 laps of the race before the very patient Casey Pavlick took over the lead on lap 46 and was able to hang on to win the 50 lap shootout over some of the best Crate Sportsman Pilots in all the northeast. Ray Smith was able to hold on to the runner-up spot, followed by Chris Daugherty, Mike Jackson and Bobby Peoples.

In the 360 Late Models, it was Jeremy Wonderling passing his father, Mike Wonderling Sr, in the final laps of their 25 lap feature. John Waters, who led the first opening laps, finished in second, followed by Wonderling Sr, Glen Writenour and Steve Lebarron.

In the Open Street Stocks, Dylan Cecce, a Black Rock Speedway regular picked his first checkered on the high banks in 2013. Jeremy Potrzebowski finished in second; both have automatically qualified themselves for the Joe Wilcox Open will take place on Night 2. Nick Robinson, Chris Fisher and Frank Chapman rounded out the top five.

In the Quad-C 4 cylinder 20 lap feature, it was James Kriedler III, another Black Rock Regular picked up his 3rd feature of the year at the high banks in dominating fashion, lapping all but the top five cars. Ron Hill finished in second, followed by Jeremy Trank, Brian Grant Sr and Jacob McConnell.

Making up their feature from August 31st was the Crate Sportsman, Mini Stocks and Front Wheel drives. Winner of the Crate Sportsman was Russ Morseman III picking up his first feature of 2013. Chris Daugherty won the 2013 track championship for the first time in his career. Jason Gleason picked up his 6th feature of the season but came up just short of winning the track championship which was won by Brandon Morseman. In the Front Wheel Drives, it was Ron Hill winning his first feature in 2013 as well. Jaye McConnell won the 2013 track championship in dominating fashion by about 60 points.

Saturday, Sept. 28 is night 2 of the Bull Ring Challenge presented by Bully Hill Vineyards, featuring Big Block and Small Block Modified’s, Bicknell Race Products Isky Cams 360 LM Can Am Series, Street Stocks, Quad C 4- cylinders and a non-winners race for the Crate Sportsman. Gates opening at 3:30 with the green flag dropping at around 5:30.


TICKET PRICES AND GATE TIMES SET FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL BULLY HILL VINEYARDS BULL RING CHALLENGE AT THE WOODHULL RACEWAY

(Woodhull, NY) Woodhull Raceway has recently announced the ticket prices and gate times for the 4th Annual Bully Hill Vineyards Bull Ring Challenge.

Friday, Sept. 27 gates will open at 4:00 pm with General Admission ticket prices set at $12.00. Pit Admission is $25.00.

Saturday, Sept. 28 will find gates opening at 3:30. Adult General Admission ticket prices are $15.00 with Pit Admission of $35.00.

Sunday, September 29 is reserved as a rain date if either Sept. 27 or 28 fall to Mother Nature.

2-day wrist bands for both Grandstand Seating as well as Pit Admission WILL NOT be available in 2013.

2013 Woodhull Raceway Season Passes have expired and WILL NOT be honored the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

For more information including the classes of competition for each night of activity as well as rules go to http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


4th ANNUAL BULL RING CHALLENGE AT THE WOODHULL RACEWAY IS FAST APPROACHING.

Bully Hill Vineyards to present the two nights of race activity set for Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 2013.

(Woodhull, NY) The countdown is on to the final 2 nights of racing at the Woodhull Raceway as the Bully Hill Vineyards of Hammondsport, NY will present the 4th Annual Bull Ring Challenge.

Dubbed as New York’s Toughest Dirt Bull Ring track owner, Ted White and his staff are putting the finishing touches on what promises to be the biggest event of the season.

It all gets underway on Friday night, September 27 with a complete show including heats, consolation races and a 25 lap feature event for the S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models. The Joe Willcox Performance Open Street Stocks will run a 35 lap feature for $500 to win. The Signs Plus Open Mini Stocks and LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts Open Front Wheel Drive Classes will combine for their night of action. Friday night will culminate with a $1,000 to win, 50 lap feature for the NAPA Crate Sportsman Division.
In addition any Big and Small Block Modifieds that are in attendance will be allowed ample hot lap time to shake down their mounts for Saturday night’s action.

A huge bone fire will allow campers, race fans, driver’s and staff members the opportunity to co-mingle as Friday night comes to a close.

Gates for the September 27 event open at 4:00 with racing at 6:30pm.

Saturday’s events will get underway with gates opening at 3:30 and the first green flag of the night waving at 5:30 pm. Activity will include a return of the BRP Can Am 360 Late Models racing 50 laps for a prize of $1,500 to win in the ISKY Cams Championship. The Joe Willcox Performance Open Streets will race a 25 lap feature for $500 to win. Mini and FWD Classes will join forces in a 20 lap, $200 to win affair and of course the Big Block/Small Block Shootout which will showcase many of the regions top pilots in a 50 lap, $3,000 to win classic. To wrap up the high powered night of action the NAPA Crate Sportsman will run their make-up Non-winners 15 lap event.

Free Pumpkins will go out to all the youngsters in attendance on Friday night with a Pumpkin Judging Contest on Saturday

Free overnight parking will be available all weekend and teams will be allowed to leave their rigs at the facility if they wish to do so.

Should weather become an issue Sunday, September 29 has been reserved as a make-up date.

There are several Motels within a 20 mile radius of Woodhull for those that wish to stay and there are numerous grocery stores, gas stations and eating establishments with a short drive of the race track

For more information including rules for the events as well as directions to the speedway simply log on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com


WOODHULL RACEWAY LOOSES SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 EVENT TO RAIN

(Woodhull, NY) A persistent drizzle that began just as the gates opened at 3:30 pm for the Sept. 7 event at the Woodhull Raceway lingered for several hours forcing track officials to cancel the activity.

“We hung on as long as we could, stated Woodhull Raceway track owner, Ted White. Radar looking like things would clear off so we could get the entire show into the books. We waited till approximately 7:30, it was still sprinkling thus we had no other choice than to pull the plug. With make-up features on the schedule as well as a regular show, even if it quit raining we would have been all night and into the early morning hours trying to get the track ready and the show completed”.

This now sets up an even more aggressive schedule on Saturday, Sept. 21 as everything that was on the card for Sept. 7 will be made up including the 3 make-up features from the August 31 partial rainout. In addition the NAPA Crate Sportsman Non-Feature Winners race along with the Joe Willcox Performance 50 lap, $750 to win feature will go on as originally scheduled. Plus the BRP Can Am 360 LM Series will be back in action for the Isky Cams Championship as well as the Annual Lyle Sherwood Memorial Open BB/SB 35 lap, $1,700 to win Special.

Gates for the Sept. 21 show will open at 3:30 with racing at 5:30 pm. Pit wrist bands and General Admission Rain Checks from the Sept. 7 rainout will be honored on Sept. 21.

Adult General Admission for the Sept. 21 event will be $15.00.

For more information log on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


Sept 14th Test and Tune Canceled!

(Woodhull, NY) Due to extenuating circumstances the test and tune session that was originally scheduled at the Woodhull Raceway for Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 1:00 until 4:00 pm HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The track management apologizes for any inconvenience in this matter.

In addition, with the partial rainout on August 31 and the total washout on Sept. 7, 2013 there will be a few adjustments to the remaining 2013 schedule of events. A revised schedule for Sept. 21, 27 and 28 will be released with the next few days.


WOODHULL RACEWAY RE-ADJUSTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SEPT. 7.

10 Big Feature events on the card.  Final points still to be determined in 3 classes.
 
 
( Woodhull , NY )  Due to three of six feature events being washed out on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Woodhull Raceway coupled with the fact that two of the three classes have Track Championships yet to be determined, the management team of the Woodhull Raceway has released a revised schedule for the September 7, 2013 Lyle Sherwood Memorial Night.
 
The originally scheduled Lyle Sherwood Memorial Big Block/Small Block Open event along with the BRP Can Am 360 Late Model Series, Open Street , Open Mini and Open Front Wheel Drive Classes along with the Crate Sportsman will still all be a part of the show.  With the August 31 partial rainout the Signs Plus Mini Stocks along with the LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts FWD as well as the NAPA Crate Sportsman Classes will make up their rained out features.  The 2013 Crate Sportsman, Mini’s and FWD points will then be finished and official.
 
Also, as part of the Sept. 7 event the previously advertised NAPA Crate Sportsman Non-Feature Winners event will also be run.  That makes a total of 10 feature events to be run on the 7th of September, a real bang for your buck!
 
The Woodhull Raceway will lay dormant on September 14 with practice only from 1 until 4 pm as scheduled with the track re-opening for race competition on Sept. 21. 
 
“It seems like the past several years we have been plagued with late season rain outs and weather it be partial or a total washout of the show it causes all sorts of scheduling issues coming down the home stretch.  There is never a good time for a weather related issue, but when it happens during the last month of the season it sends us scrambling to try and fit everything in particularly when points are figured into the equation.”  We really have no other choice than to stack everything into one night to make sure we get the make-up features completed and the final points secured before we head into our final two events of the season.”  That according Woodhull Raceway track owner, Ted White.
 
For more information including the remainder of the Woodhull Raceway 2013 Schedule of Events as well as directions to the track log on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com.
 
Please remember that most events from now until the end of the season will find gates opening at 3:30 with racing at 5:30 pm.


MARLATT AND WHRITENOUR CLINCHED TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SEASON FINALE!!

Kibbe Oil and Gas Night

VanPelt the other feature winner before rain called the rest of the evening.  DONNIE LAWSON CLAIMS FIRST EVER 370 MODIFIED TRACK TITLE.

By Paul Harkenrider

( Woodhull NY ) The 2013 points season was nothing short of magnificent as two of the most competitive classes to grace the high banks this year went to the very lap to determine the 2013 track champion.

                In the S&W Awards and Photo’s 360 Late Models, Glen Whritenour had a one point advantage going into Saturdays evenings racing festivities. In the heats, John Waters easily ran away with his qualifying event and picked up the 3 bonus points. Glen Whritenour only finished 3rd which gave Waters the nod going into the 25 lap feature. Writenour drew the position 3 pill while Waters drew the 6th position. It did not take long before two of the premier drivers in the entire northeast were both out front with Whritenour with the slight advantage. Waters gave everything he could to get around the Jasper native but it was not enough. At the Line, it was Glen Whritenour picking up his 6th career track championship at the Woodhull Raceway.

                In the Joe Wilcox Performance Street Stocks, the qualifying heats and 20 lap feature was just as thrilling as Teddy Morseman picked up yet another heat win to give the three bonus points. Brett Marlatt finished third in his heat which gave Morseman a 3 point advantage going into the A Main. In the redraw, Marlatt drew the number 2 chip which gave him the outside pole. Morseman drew the position 11 chip. Once the green flag dropped, Marlatt jumped out of the gate quickly, but here came Teddy Morseman who gained 6 positions in a matter of two laps, three laps later, Morseman caught the race leader which resulted in a very exciting 15 laps, which it was as two rivals battled it out for the 2013 track championship. Numerous cautions kept the two race leaders close but at the end it Brett “The Jet” Marlatt winning his 10th feature of the year and his first ever track championship at the Woodhull Raceway.

                In the Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s, it was Billy VanPelt picking up win number 4 in 2K13. Frank Dunning finished in the runner up spot followed by Eric Fisher, Ron Cartwright and Mike Bills. Donnie Lawson finished in 18th but clinched his first ever track championship in Modified action after winning a number of Sportsman track championships at both Woodhull and Black Rock Speedway.

                The NAPA Crate sportsman got 4 laps in until heavy rain came through and called the 3 remaining features with Connor Brown the race leader.

                Next Week, a jam packed Saturday will be in store as the Annual Lyle Sherwood Memorial will be on hand, along with the Bicknell Race Products Can Am Series, Open street Stocks, Open mini stocks and Open Front wheel drives along with a Non-Feature Winners event in the NAPA Crate Sportsman Division.  Also, gates will be opening at 3:30 and not 4:30 as racing will start at 5:30 and not 6:30. Presented by Griffith energy.

 


BUONO AND MORSEMAN RACING FAMILES DOMINATE ON INSINGER PERFORMANCE NIGHT!!

Miller, Potrzebowski, Austin and Fisher also victorious!!

By Paul Harkenrider

(WOODHULL, NY)… Insiginer Performance night was a night for two premier racing families up on the high banks.

Leading the way for the NAPA Crate Sportsman was the son of the Buono Racing family team, Brett Buono who led all 25 laps, but it was no easy task. Brett had one particular driver riding his back bumper for the last 5 or so laps, his dad Bob Buono. The first caution of the race came out on lap 23 which left a 2 lap shootout for the father-son racing crew. Once the green flag dropped for the last time, both Buono’s were wheel to wheel but coming out of corner number 4 on the outside was the second generation star in Brett Buono picking up his second feature of the year. Bob Buono had to finish in second, followed by Josh Keesey in position 3, current point leader Chris Daugherty finished in 4th and Steve Hartman Sr. rounded out the top 5. In the first ever King of the Ring for the NAPA Crate Sportsman, it was Russ Morseman picking up the challenging one on one event. Ray Bliss Jr finished in second. Winnings were donated by an anonymous fan.

In the LaBarron Brothers Front Wheel Drives, picking up his first ever feature up on the high banks was Ryan Austin. Austin also picked up a heat win as well as the front wheel drives ran second in the race order. Billy Joe Birdsall returned and finished in second followed by Carl LeBarron, Jay McConnell, and Matt Prescott. Danny Mitchell picked up the other heat win.

In the Signs Plus Mini Stock Class Brandon Morseman was victorious once again picking up yet another feature as he is running away with the points leads over Jason Gleason who finished in second. Brian Grant Sr finished in third followed by Chad Ayers and Chris Hand.

Continuing his hot streak in the S&W Awards and Photos 360 late models was Bruce Miller picking up his third feature of the year. Lap traffic came in Millers favor as he was able to get around John Waters who finished in second. Glen Writenour 3rd place finish keeps him ahead of Waters by just one point. Jaye McConnell who started on the pole finished in a solid fourth place spot, Fred Amann rounded out the top 5.

Picking up his second feature of the 2013 season in the Insinger Performance 370 Modified Division was Eric Fisher. Fisher led all 25 laps in a very strong competitive field as almost all 24 cars stayed on the lead lap for a majority of the race. Five Mile Point regular Brian Malcolm came in a solid second place spot as he tunes his car for the big September events. Grant Hilfiger finished in 3rd followed by Mike Bills, and then Bryan Worthing rounded out the top 5.

In the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks, it was Jeremy Potrzebowski picking up his 3rd feature of the year. This was Potrzebowski first appearance since early July as he said he is focusing on winning a track championship at Black Rock Speedway. Teddy Morseman finished in second followed by Cory Costa then Brett Marlatt. Points are now tied going into next week’s point finale between Teddy Morseman and Brett Marlatt.

August 31, 2013 is the points finale for all 6 regular classes, Presented by Kibbe Oil and Gas Services. Gates are open at 4:30 with racing at 6:30


NAPA CRATE SPORTSMAN TO RACE IN A NON-FEATURE WINNERS SPECIAL EVENT AT THE WOODHULL RACEWAY ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2013.

(Woodhull, NY) As part of their yearly marketing package with the Woodhull Raceway, the NAPA sponsored Crate Sportsman Division will race in a special Non-Winners event at the track on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

For the past several seasons, the participating NAPA Auto Parts Stores from across the region have sponsored the season ending 360 LM Championship which pitted all the feature event winners from the season at Woodhull in a no holds barred sprint type event.

With NAPA shifting their marketing dollars to the Crate Sportsman Division at Woodhull in 2013 they will now put their money into the Non-Winners Special for the class named in their behalf.

Any Crate Sportsman driver that is a Woodhull Raceway regular competitor and has raced at the track no less than 5 (five) times during the 2013 season and has not won a feature event is 2K13 is eligible for the special event.

According to sources from both NAPA as well as the Woodhull Raceway this event could be a real block buster as several highly talented, top notch racers are qualified for the special event which will pay a hefty purse and will also find the winner taking home a nice size trophy commerating their win.

The number of laps of the event will depend on the amount of cars that compete at Woodhull on the night of September 7, however it is anticipated that no less than two dozen drivers will be eligible.

The line-up for the non-winners event will be based on a draw format the night of the event.

The participating NAPA Auto Parts from the region as part of the 2013 Woodhull Raceway marketing program include Addison, Bath/Hammondsport, Corning, Lawrenceville and Hornell.

For more information simply go to http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


ANNUAL WOODHULL RACEWAY AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013.

Corning Catering to host the event held at the Watson Homestead.

(Woodhull, NY) For the first time ever the Watson Homestead in East Campbell, NY will be the host location for the Woodhull Raceway Awards Banquet. With seating capabilities of up to 350 the Watson Homestead makes a perfect setting for the Annual Woodhull Raceway gala event.

All of Woodhull’s 6 weekly classes of competition track champions will be honored along with the remainder of the top 10 in the final point tally. In addition the Rookie of the Year Awards, Sportsmanship Awards, Media and Dedication to Motorsports among other presentations will be made throughout the evening.

According to Woodhull Raceway track owner, Ted White, “We want to get the banquet into the books early. Our racers have worked hard all season and it is our obligation to have them receive their awards and point fund money in a timely manner.”

Tickets will be available and will be sold at the track each race night beginning September 7, 2013 until the season comes to a conclusion on Saturday, September 29, 2013. After that time tickets can be purchased thru the mail by sending a self addressed and stamped envelope along with a check for the correct amount of tickets to the address posted below.

As in past years Corning Catering will be providing a mouth watering buffet style meal.

Social Hour begins at 5:00 with dinner, awards and music to follow.

Tickets are priced the same as in the past few years at $30 per person and only 350 tickets will be sold with a cut off date of October 26. No tickets will be sold after that date and no tickets will be sold at the door!

The management of the Woodhull Raceway along with Corning Catering is pleased to announce that a limited number of rooms will be available at the Watson Homestead for overnight accommodations at a price of $75.00 per room. Rooms may be reserved by calling Watson Homestead at 607-962-0541 and ask for Donna.

Watson Homestead is located on Dry Run Road in Campbell, NY, just off Steuben County Rt. 26. Take the Coopers Plains exit off I86.

Tickets can be purchased thru the mail by sending a check made out to the Woodhull Raceway, P.O. Box 157, Woodhull, NY 14898. Please enclose a stamped and self addressed envelope for return tickets.


JOE WILLCOX PERFORMANCE 50 LAP STREET STOCK SPECIAL

JOE WILLCOX PERFORMANCE 50 LAP STREET STOCK SPECIAL ADDED TO END OF THE SEASON SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE WOODHULL RACEWAY.

September 21, 2013 is slated for the star studded event.

(Woodhull, NY) In a continuing effort to better promote the Street Stock Division at the Woodhull Raceway, class sponsor, Joe Willcox Performance Automatics will sweeten things up with a huge season ending special event. Known as the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks 50, the event will pay $750 to the winner of the extra distance event.

Slated for Saturday, September 21, the Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stock 50 will feature many of the regions top Street Stock pilots included many of the Woodhull Raceway regulars including Brett Marlatt, Teddy Morseman and Jeremy Potrzebowski.

The 24 car feature starting field will be determined by a re-draw after the mandatory 10 lap qualifying heat races along with as many 10 lap consolation events it takes to set the grid. Qualifying heats will be set up according to the customary “Draw” as each car enters the speedway.

At the completion of the qualifying heat races a Winner Take All Dash for Cash will reward the 1st place finisher an extra $100.

Prior to the 50 lap feature the qualified drivers will bring their cars onto the front straight, exit their vehicles and toss numbered tennis balls into the stands with a luck fan receiving $100 for holding the winning car number at the completion of the 50 lap affair.

Drivers wishing to pre-register for the event can do so by sending a check in the amount of $20 to the mailing address included below. After September 7 until the night of the event the entry fee will go to $25.

A list of rules (car specifications) will be posted on the Woodhull Raceway web site within the coming weeks.

The top 5 pay off is as follows.
1st, $750. 2nd, $500. 3rd, $300. 4th, $150. 5th, $125. $50 to take the green.

Mail registration fee to:
Joe Willcox
1274 Shin Hollow Road
Westfield, Pa. 16950
For further questions call 814-435-2235


Justin Barger Makes Late Charge for Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Woodhull

Patriot Sprint Tour Press Release:

Rich Vleck, WOODHULL, NY, (August 17, 2013)- By his standards, the 2013 season has not lived up to expectations for Justin Barger. After winning just a single event heading in to Saturday Night though, he found a track that suited his racing style and dug deep for a much-needed win.

Barger, 29, of Montrose, NY, moved by Bryan Howland, the winner at Woodhull back in May, coming to the white flag and held on to capture the $2,500 top prize Saturday Night at Woodhull Raceway for his second PST America win of the 2013 season. The winner of last year’s mid-summer event at the high-banked 1/3-mile oval last season from the fourth row had a similar scenario unfold on a Chamber of Commerce Night.

“We never gave up,” stated Barger on multiple occasions in Victory Lane. “This is a tactical race track and it fell right in to my driving style. I love coming here. It’s nice to turn the wick up. To come off how we have been running to turn it around is pretty nice.

After running second to Howland in heat race competition, Barger was fortunate just to sneak in to the redraw, where he received the seventh starting position. After starting off slow, Barger from sixth to third place on a lap 6 restart by driving around the rim. By lap 12 he had taken second place away from early leader Chuck Hebing but still had work to do reel in Bryan Howland.

A caution flag on lap 17 would slow the race action, but with two lapped cars between Howland and Barger, the No. 51 was able to drive away from Barger’s No. 5 on the laps following the restart. Howland could not run away and hide for long though.

“I knew I was catching Bryan,” recalled Barger afterwards. “He was leaving me just enough room to make a pass. I was trying to get by him either way, if he was on the bottom or the top.

Barger finally caught the leader with four laps remaining, but had to really get up on the wheel to get out in front. Back in May, Barger made a similar late-race charge only to have to settle for third to Howland. With the absence of lapped traffic down the stretch though, the defending PST Canada Champion drove around Howland in turn two on the 24th lap and then completed the pass coming to the white flag.

With the win, Barger helps to improve his point position for a late-season charge for the PST America Championship. It also helps to restore his confidence heading in to the big money shows that lie ahead this fall.

Bryan Howland was respectful in defeat as he acknowledged afterwards that his car lacked forward bite off of turn four and just became too loose late in the event, which was in opposition to the sensation a majority of the field felt in the A-Main.

Chuck Hebing would settle for third. The five-time Woodhull feature winning drove from fourth to the lead on the opening lap but struggled to find consistent bite in the top groove.

Jared Zimbardi won his heat race and had a steady run to finish in fourth, the best result of his career at Woodhull. Kyle Drum, Zimbardi’s brother-in-law, would drive up from his 11th starting position to round out the top five in just his fourth start in his 360 sprint this year.

Tommy Wickham easily had his best ever appearance at Woodhull, driving forward in his heat and feature to finish in sixth. Current PST America Point Leader Scott Kreutter won his heat but fought a tight condition in the feature and finished seventh, his worst result on the 2013 PST America Tour.

Steve Collins rebounded from his heartbreak at Black Rock last weekend, along with a poor result in his heat race on Saturday to drive from 20th to finish eighth. Jared Fink finished 9th in his first PST start of the year while John Sheldon Smith, who was substituting for George Suprick in the No. 87, rounded out the top 10.

A total of 24 sprints filled in the pits for a night that was conjured just three weeks ago when the originally-scheduled event was rained out. Scott Just won his first Original Pizza Logs Four Laps of Fame Dash event.

For more info, go to patriotsprinttour.com


BILLY VANPELT FINALLY RETURNS BACK TO VICTORY LANE!!

Whritenour, Morseman, Smith and Morseman also returning back to victory lane.

By Paul Harkenrider

(Woodhull NY) If you were to describe Woodhull Raceway’s Saturday night show presented by Colonial Hotel and Lamb and Webster, one particular word would be, redemption as all 5 feature winners returned back to victory lane for the first time in over a month.

Bill VanPelt who has not won since June 8th returned back to victory lane in the Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds, but it was no easy task in doing so. Kenny Peoples and Bobby Davis, who started out front, led the first opening laps before the two “in laws” collided on corner number 2 bringing out an early caution and sent them both to the rear of the field. This made opened up the door for Donnie Lawson to take over the top spot on the restart, but here came the long time veteran from Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania passing the current point leader on the outside on lap number 11. VanPelt would not look back and he would cruise to pick up his second checkered flag of the 2013 season. Donnie Lawson finished in the second-place spot, followed by Alan Rudalavage, Steve Hartman Jr, and Eric Fisher. Heats were granted to Ron White, Brian Doolittle and Frank Dunning.

The S&W Awards 360 Late Models put on another spectacular show as John Waters started on the outside and was an early favorite to win the 25 lap feature. Waters had a great start leading the first 10 laps, and then the caution flag flew a number of different times which gave Glen Writenour the ability to move into the runner up spot to challenge Waters for the lead. As laps ticked Writenour got side by side with Waters and able to get a good run underneath to take over the lead but this race was far from over and Waters came charging once again, unfortunately got a little too high and lost a lot of ground on the race leader. Writenour then opened up his lead to almost 10 car lengths, then on lap 23, Waters got too loose coming out of turn two, spinning out on his own which brought out the yellow caution flag with two laps left and Waters was in the rear of the field. But here came Bruce Miller trying get around Writenour but was unable to make it two in a row and Glen Writenour moved in closer on the point lead which sets up an exciting final two weeks in the point standings!

Also setting up for a great ending to the 2013 season is the Joe Wilcox Performance Street Stocks. Back in victory lane for the first time since July 13th was Teddy Morseman. Morseman had to battle with Kurt Stebbins for a number of laps but cranked it a bit too hard to let Morseman scoot on by and win his 5th feature in 2013. Kurt Stebbins had to settle for the runner up spot, followed by Brett Marlatt, Clint Button was 4th and Tracy Dunn rounded out the top 5.

The NAPA Crate Sportsman had 26 cars registered in for their 25 lap feature and winning his 4th feature of the year and for the first time since July 5th was Ray Smith. Smith nick named the “bottom feeder” used that low side to his advantage holding off Chris Daugherty to pick up his 4th feature of the year. Rookie of the Year contender, Josh Sawyer finished in 3rd followed by Brett Buono with Ray Bliss Jr. finishing in 5th.

The Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives combined their classes for the final time of the 2013 racing season and picking up the win was none other than Brandon Morseman. Morseman had a number of front wheel drives on his back bumper but was able to hold off and pick up his second Quad C win of the year. Carl Labarron was 2nd followed by Joe Birdsall, Jaye McConnell was 4th with Wes Houghtaling rounding out the top 5.

Insinger Performance presents a Regular Big 6 Show along with a King of the Ring Crate Sportsman Challenge. The LaBarron Brothers FWD Division will run a special 25 lap feature. Gates are to be open at 4:30 and racing beginning at 6:30


FISHER BECOMES 8TH DIFFERENT MODIFIED WINNER IN 2013!!

Miller, Marlatt, Waters, Birdsall, and Daugherty also victorious.

By Paul Harkenrider

                ( WOODHULL NY ) 2013 has certainly been the year for the Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s as Saturday nights 25 lap feature was certainly a thriller. Kevin Chilson that started on the inside pole was able to get out to the early race lead, separating himself from the rest of the field, but lap traffic became a factor in the green to checkered run which gave Eric Fisher the opportunity to come within winning contention. Kevin Chilson led the first 24 and ¾ laps but once the checkered flag was dropped, at the line it was Eric Fisher by a tire. Kevin Chilson had to settle for the runner up spot, followed by Mike Bills, Kenny Peoples Jr and Billy VanPelt. Heats went to Dylan Dewert, Donnie Lawson, and Fisher.

                The 360 S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models 25 lap feature was also thrilling as it was a battle between a trio of Allegheny county stars. For the first 21 laps it was a battle between Jeremy Wonderling and John Waters while Bruce Miller was running closely behind in third. Then on lap 22, Waters and Wonderling collided which made both cars stall coming out of turn two. Bruce Miller was able to fly on by with a full head of steam, lead the rest of the way and pick up his second feature of the year. Jeremy Wonderling finished in second followed by Waters, Josh Smith and Jason Knowles.  Heats were granted to Glen Whritenour, John Waters and Bruce Miller.

                In the green to checkered, non stop Joe Willcox Performance Street Stock class, it was Brett Marlatt picking up his 8th feature and which he reclaimed the point lead for the 2013 racing season. Kurt Stebbins finished in second, Ted Morseman finished in 3rd, followed by Cory Costa and Tracy Dunn. Heats went to Jeff Smith and Brett Marlatt.

                In the NAPA Crate Sportsman, it was Chris Daugherty picking up yet another feature. Ray Smith finished in second followed by Josh Sawyer, John Hargrave and Bob Buono. Daugherty increased the point lead over John Hargrave by 10 points with just 3 point races remaining. Heat winners went to Josh Sawyer and Brett Buono.

                The Open Crate Late Models made their one and only appearance of the Woodhull racing season and it was a battle between the top 4 cars, all of which that were former Woodhull competitors. Picking up the win was former 360 Late Model competitor Dustin Waters. Brian Knowles finished in second followed by Bryce Davis, Wayne Robertson and Jason Genco rounded out the top 5.

                The Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives classes combined their classes in a Quad C event and picking up the feature win was a former Track champion in the Front Wheel Drives in Joseph Birdsall who won over Carl LeBarron. Jake McConnell was 3rd followed by Dan Mitchell and Matt Prescott making it a FWD sweep of the top five.  Birdsall and McConnell were also heat winners.

                Next week, the Patriot Sprint Tour is making up their show that was washed out on July 27th.  5 of Woodhull’s regular classes will see action including the Quad C.  Gates open at 4:30 and racing at 6:30.

For more information including directions to the speedway log on at www.woodhullraceway.com


WOODHULL RACEWAY RE-ADJUSTS SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN AUGUST.

(Woodhull, NY) Due to the Tornado that swept thru the Woodhull area on July 27, 2013 and thus canceling the race program in its entirety on that particular night, Woodhull Raceway owner, Ted White has announced the following schedule changes for two upcoming events in August.

The events and sponsors are as follows.

August 17, 2013. Lamb and Webster and Colonial Hotel to sponsor.
Patriot Sprints, 370 Modifieds, 360 Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Quad C. (Combined Mini and FWD)
Also, Back to School Back Pack Night for the kids.
$18.00 Adult General Admission. Wrist bands from July 27 will be honored.

August 24, 2013. Insinger Performance to sponsor.
370 Modifieds, 360 Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, FWD 25 lap Special. (Moved from Aug. 17)
Also, King of the Ring Challenge for the Crate Sportsman.
Also, Legends of Woodhull Reunion Night.
$11.00 Adult General Admission.

Both dates, gates open at 4:30 with racing at 6:30.

For more information including directions to the track and how you can register for rainedout.com. log on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


LAWSON SOLIDIFIES POINT LEAD WITH MODIFIED FEATURE WIN!!

Whritenour, Jackson, Costa, Marriott, Gleason and LeBarron also notch victories.

(Woodhull NY) With one of the largest car counts the high banks has had this season, it made Maple City Dodge night the more memorable as almost all 7 A main contests went down to the very last lap, some even the very last turn.

It has been over two months since Donnie Lawson has been to victory lane in the 370 Modifieds, but this weeks 25 lap feature was as good as any other race the Woodhull Raceway has had this season as Donnie Lawson was able to get around Kenny Peoples Jr on lap 21 to pick up his third feature of the year. Lawson has been the “Consistent King” the last 2 months as he placed in the top five almost every single week to pull away with the season point lead with only three point races remain. Kenny Peoples Jr. settled for the runner up spot, followed by Eric Fisher in third, Frank Dunning and Joe Dgien rounded out the top five. Heats were granted to Fisher, Mike Bills, Billy Vanpelt and Dylan Dewert.

In the 360 Late Models, Glen Whritenour was able to pick up his 5th feature of the season but it was no easy task. Throughout the entire race, it was a three car battle between Writenour, John Waters and Jeremy Wonderling. The caution flag came out on lap 21 which left a 4 lap shootout. Then on the final lap, Waters dipped to the low side of Writenour attempting to pass him but was unable to capitalize, and it was the Jasper native picking up his 5th feature of the year over Waters. Wonderling finished in 3rd, Carl Hughes finished in 4th, and Jason Knowles finished in 5th. Heats went to John Waters, Jeremy Wonderling and Brad LaBarron.

Picking up his first ever feature in his young racing career was the sophomore Street Stock pilot of Cory Costa. Costa started on the pole and led all 20 laps holding off Teddy Morseman and Kurt Stebbins, who finished in second and third respectively. Tracy Dunn and Gary Archer rounded out the top five. Heats went to Stebbins and Morseman. Unofficial calculations state that Brett Marlatt and Teddy Morseman are tied for the top spot in the point standings heading into the final few point races.

The 270 Micro Sprints made their one and only appearance of the 2013 racing season as 20 sprint cars were registered in for their 20 lap A main. Brian Marriot, out of Paxtonia, PA picked up his first series win of the season. Sean McAndrew finished in the runner up spot. Troy Whitesel was in 3rd, current point leader, Mason Peters finished in 4th, followed by Robert Garvey finishing in 5th.

Finding himself in victory lane for the first time in a number of years in the Crate Sportsman division was Mike “Action” Jackson. Once he was able to take over the top spot, it was smooth sailing from there on out. Ray Smith finished in second. Russell Morseman finished in 3rd followed by Donnie Knowles and Brett Buono. Heats went to Russ Morseman, Brady Fultz and Donnie Knowles.

In the Mini Stocks was Jason Gleason who hasn’t been to victory lane since June. Branden Morseman finished close behind Gleason to pick up the runner spot, followed by Brian Grant, Rick Amidon and Derek Puryear. Heats went to Gleason and Morseman.

Carl LeBarron was able to pick up his second feature of the year as he blew away from the rest of the field. It was a tough battle for the runner up spot but it was Billy Joe Birdsall who was able to finish in second, Cody Baker finished in 3rd followed by Eric Simmons. Dan Mitchell rounded out the top five.

Next week, Swarthout Recycling presents the Crate Late Models, along with the 370 Modified’s, 360 Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks and a Quad C combined event for the Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives. This all takes place Saturday August 10th, 2013 with gates opening at 4:30 with the first green flag dropping at 6:30.


WOODHULL RACEWAY LOOSES JULY 27, 2013 SHOW TO RAIN

Marks the third complete loss to Mother Nature in 2K13.

(Woodhull, NY) With a threat of rain all around the area, Woodhull Raceway track owner, Ted White made a valiant effort to put the July 27, 2013 event into the record books which included the return of the Patriot Sprint Tour. However, severe weather moved into the region just as the races were scheduled to start with heavy rain and damaging winds forcing White to pull the plug on the event.

Because of a hole in the Patriot Sprint Tours 2013 schedule, Woodhull was able to re-schedule the show for Saturday, August 17 as the PST will return to Woodhull. Also seeing action on that night will be the 370 Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, 360 Late Models, Street Stocks and the combined Quad C Division.

Gates for the August 17 event will open at 4:30 with racing at 6:30.

Currently the marketing division of the Woodhull Raceway is working with both Lamb and Webster along with Kickin’ Country to have both groups return to the track on 8/17/2013 to sponsor the show as both were at the track when the show was rained out.

Next Saturday Woodhull will open the month of August with Maple City Dodge of Hornell sponsoring Salute to the Vets Night. On the track it will be a regular card featuring the return of the ever popular 270 Micro Sprints.

For more information log on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


KENNY PEOPLES JR WINS FIRST EVER JAKE DAVIS MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF HIS NEPHEW!!!

Dewert, Waters, Marlatt, Hargrave, Morseman and Mitchell also victorious

(WOODHULL NY). July 20, 2013 will be an evening the Peoples and Davis racing families will never forget. The first ever Jake Davis Memorial occurred on the high banks which was a King of the Ring challenge for the Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s. 22 cars were registered in the highly anticipated event. As the field narrowed down to 4, Billy VanPelt went up against current point leader Donnie Lawson. VanPelt was able to get a great run on the outside and power his way into the finals. He would face the winner of Rookie driver Bryce Davis, a cousin of Jake, and Kenny Peoples Jr, an uncle of Jake, a teenager who tragically lost his life this past October. Davis was able to start on the outside of Peoples and get the win and advance into the finals. Then for the finals, it was the rookie driver, Bryce Davis, going up against the long time veteran Billy Vanpelt. It was a two lap shootout as on the first lap it was wheel to wheel racing between the two, then on turn two, Davis broke his dry shaft and was unable to complete the race. However, track officials asked Vanpelt for approval if Kenny Peoples Jr could replace Davis in the finals. Van Pelt approved and it was a two lap shootout for the ages. In the two laps they were side by side, then on turn 4, Peoples powered his way on the outside and at the line it was the second generation star, Kenny Peoples Jr, the Uncle of Jake Davis winning the first ever Jake Davis memorial. It was a very emotional time for Peoples Jr while getting interviewed as nearly the entire crowd gave him a standing ovation. It was also a class act from Billy VanPelt for allowing Peoples to come out and put on a show for the fans that will go down in Woodhull Raceway history.

In the S&W awards and photos 360 Late Models, John Waters was able to pick up his seventh feature of the year. Carl Hughes finished second, followed by Jeremy Wonderling, Jaye McConnell was 4th and Carl Cleveland was 5th. Heats went to Hughes and Wonderling.

In the 25 lap feature for the Insinger performance 370 Modified’s, it was Dylan Dewert nailing the chassis set-up to perfection and completely dominating the feature event picking up his second feature of the 2013 season. Donnie Lawson finished once again in the runner up spot. Billy VanPelt was third, followed by Joe Dgein, and Eric Fisher.

In the Joe Wilcox Performance Street Stocks, Brett Marlatt picked up his seventh feature as well increasing point lead over Teddy Morseman who finished third. Cory Costa finished second. Kurt Stebbins finished fourth, and Jeff Smith finished fifth. Heats were granted to Morseman and Marlatt.

Finally back in victory lane was John Hargrave for the NAPA Crate Sportsman. In the runner up spot was rookie driver Brandon Butler, Brett Buono was in 3rd followed by Steve Hartman Sr, and Mike Jackson was 5th. Russ Morseman, Josh Sawyer, and Steve Hartman Sr. won the 3 qualifying heat races.

Winning once again was Brandon Morseman in the Signs Plus Mini Stocks. Jason Gleason finished in a close second followed by Brian Grant finishing in third. Heats went to Morseman and Gleason.

In the last feature of the evening, the LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts FWD class, it was Danny Mitchell picking up his first feature of the year. The rookie driver started on the pole and led all 20 laps. Carl LeBarron was second, followed by Matt Prescott, Jaye McConnell and Cody Baker.

Next week is a two night special on the high banks, as the Lucas Oil ESP tractor pull will make a Friday evening appearance presented by Lamb and Webster. The following night, the Patriot Sprint tour will make their second appearance of the year. The Street Stocks will have a well-deserved night off. There is also a Mini Stock and Front Wheel combined Quad C event. Both nights beginning around 6:30.


JACKSON BECOMES 7TH DIFFERENT MODIFIED WINNER!!!

Miller, Ted Morseman, Daugherty, Brandon Morseman and Birdsall also feature winners.

By Paul Harkenrider

(Woodhull NY)… It has been the year for the Insinger Performance 370 Modified Class this year as part time driver of the Herbie Wright owned modified machine, Stacy Jackson, became the 7th different driver to win in the highly competitive modified class. Jackson was running 4th for the first 18 laps of the 25 lap feature, then the top 3 drivers, Kenny Peoples Jr, Mike Bills, and Eric Fisher were involved in a caution battling for the lead. Jackson was then able to lead the last 7 laps. Bobby Davis finished in the runner up spot, Donnie Lawson was 3rd followed by Joe Dgein and Bryan Worthing. Jackson was also a heat winner along with Mike Bills and Bobby Davis.

The S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Model feature was quite similar to the Modified feature as the top 2 drivers between Carl Hughes and John Waters, however, Hughes was unable to complete the race and Waters was able to battle his way through the field and finish in second, but, it was Bruce Miller’s night to shine as no one ran a faster outside line then the Scio, New York, native. Glen Writenour finished in 3rd, followed by Fred Amman, and Buck Payne. Heats went to Miller and Waters.

Back in victory lane after a rough couple of weeks in the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stock Division was Ted Morseman. Morseman started near the front and had no trouble getting to the lead and maintaining the top spot the rest of the distance. Kurt Stebbins was second, followed by Brett Marlatt, Jeff Smith and Cory Costa. Marlatt and Morseman are just a point apart now in the point standings. Heat wins were claimed by Trevor Tompkins and Marlatt

Dominating once again in the NAPA Crate Sportsman was current point leader Chris Daugherty who started on the outside pole and cruised to increase his point lead. Steve Hartman Sr finished in the runner up spot, Art Goodier finished 3rd, followed by John Hargrave, and Josh Sawyer. Heat wins went to Russ Morseman and Hargrave

Brandon Morseman was victorious in the Signs Plus of Kanona Mini Stock feature despite being involved in an early caution. Chad Ayers finished in second, followed by John Hand Jr, Mike Navone and Chris Mashewski. Heats went to John Hand Jr and Morseman.

In the final feature of the night, it was Billy Joel Birdsall winning his 3rd feature of the year in the LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts FWD Class. He waited until lap 18 to take over the top spot which was recently held by Jay McConnell. Matt Prescott was 3rd followed by Jake McConnell and Carl LeBarron. Heats went to LeBarron and Birdsall.

If you missed Saturday night’s action, on Wednesday afternoon, Dirt North East Racing will give you on the highlights on YouTube. Next Saturday, Dgein Trucking presents the first ever Jake Davis Memorial with a King of the Ring Modified Challenge. Also the Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives will combine classes in a Quad C event. Gates opening at 4:30, racing at 6:30.


Marlatt wins 6th feature of the year!

Hartman Jr, Bliss, Smith, Morseman and Birdsall also back in victory lane.

 

            ( Woodhull NY )… If you were to describe how the 6 feature winner’s night went, up on the high banks, I guess you could simply say dominant.  And no one has been as dominant on the racing surface in 2013 as Brett Marlatt as he picked up his 6th feature of the year and takes over the point lead once again over Teddy Morseman who had motor troubles on lap 13 and was unable to finish the race. Kurt Stebbins who has been running at McKean County Raceway the last couple of weeks returned and wound up with a solid runner up spot as he did not let Marlatt run away with it, however it was not enough. Jeremy Potrzebowski was 3rd, Corey Costa was 4th and Rich Sharpsteen rounded out the top 5. Heats went to Stebbins and Marlatt.

            Dominating in the S&W Awards and Photos 360 Late Models was Ray Bliss Jr as he led all 25 laps starting on the pole. “Zeke the Streak” has also won in a Modified and Crate Sportsman car this year as well. Despite being involved in an early caution and having to go pit side, Glen Whritenour was able to finish in the runner up spot and also taking over the current point lead over Waters who was also unable to complete the race.  Buck Payne was able to finish 3rd, followed by Brady Wonderling and Cecil LaBarron who finished 5th.  Heats went to Bruce Miller and Wally Wade.

             A trio of hometown heroes put on a show for the fans in the Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s, as Steve Hartman Jr, Mike Bills and Donnie Lawson, all natives of Woodhull, finished 1, 2 & 3 respectively. Once Hartman Jr was able to get out front, he ran a racing line that was nearly impossible to pass. Casey Pavlick finished 4th and Frank Dunning finished 5th.  Heats went to Brian Doolittle, Donnie Lawson and Joe Dgein.

            In the NAPA Crate Sportsman, it was Ray Smith that ran the low side of the speedway the entire duration of the feature and was able to pick up his 3rd feature of the year. Roger Williams finished a season high second place, Art Goodier, John Hargrave, and Josh Sawyer rounded out the top 5. Heats went to Dillon Groover and Bobby Peoples, both of which are rookies in the class, and Chris Daugherty.

            Brandon Morseman paced the way for the Signs Plus Mini Stocks picking up his 4th feature of the year. Jason Gleason challenged Morseman for the top spot but was unable to capitalize. Eric Ellsworth was 3rd, Mike Navone and Chad Ayers rounded out the top 5. John Hand Jr won the heat event.

            Returning back to victory lane was Billy Joe Birdsall, as he started on the pole and dominated all 25 laps. Eric Simons was 2nd, Danny Mitchell was 3rd, Carl LeBarron was 4th, and Jake McConnell was 5th. Heats were granted to Wes Houghtalin and Jay McConnell.

            Next week, Kibbe Concrete will presents the Annual Christmas in July Bicycle give away as almost over 50 bikes are going to be awarded to kids of all ages. Also Mr. and Mrs. Clause are making a trip as well to the Steuben County Oval. Also the NYSSCA will be on hand promoting their foundation. It is also a Regular Big 6 Show. Gates will be opening up at 4:30,


DEWERT BECOMES 6TH DIFFERENT MODIFIED FEATURE WINNER ON JIM WILLIAMS NIGHT.

Waters, Morseman, Mullen, Kriedler III, & McConnell also pick up victories.

Story by Paul Harkenrider

(WOODHULL NY)… A near record crowd was in attendance for the annual Jim Williams Memorial Trophy Races and the popular fireworks extravaganza. Due to rain that pounded the 1/3 oval throughout the whole week and early Saturday morning made track conditions a lot more different than a majority of these drivers are comfortable with. Despite other area tracks already pulling the plug on their Saturday night shows, the Woodhull Raceway was determined to put on a great show for the fans in which they did.

Track conditions were a factor in the Modified class as three quick cautions already occurred on lap number one. Once things got started and drivers got comfortable with the racing surface, it was good clean racing from there on out. In the early going, it seemed to look like Donnie Lawson would be able to pick up his 3rd feature of the year but it was Dylan Dewert’s night to shine and he would join a premier class of other drivers with feature wins this year. Lawson once again finished in the runner up spot; however, he did take over the point lead on Billy VanPelt. Alan Rudalavage, Eric Fisher and Joe Dgein rounded out the top 5. Frank Dunning, Joe Dgein, and Steve Hartman Jr were the heat winners.

Finally back in victory lane once again as John Waters picked up his 4th feature of the year, once he was able to get out front, Waters was nothing short of dominant in the 25 lap A main. Brian Knowles that led the opening laps finished second, followed by Glen Whritenour, Brady Wonderling and Ray Bliss Jr. Bruce Miller, Carl Hughes and Bliss were the heat winners.

Teddy Morseman was also nothing short of dominant in the 20 lap street stock feature, leading the first 6 laps was Rich Sharpsteen. However, Morseman was able to scoot on by Sharpsteen to lead the rest of the way. Brett Marlatt finished second for the second consecutive week, Sharpsteen settled for 3rd. Jeremy Potrzebowski and Kane Stebbins rounded out the top 5. Heats went to Jeremy Potrzebowski, Corey Costa, and Tracy Dunn.

For the first time this year, the Flying Farmer, Hot Rod Mullen cruised into victory lane passing both Brett Buono and Russ Morseman who both started out front. Buono was able to finish second, followed by Morseman, Brandon Butler was 4th and rookie driver Josh Sawyer was 5th. Heats went to Chris Daugherty, Brady Fultz, and Mullen.

Picking up his second feature of the year was James Kriedler III; Kiedler was driving the Jake Mashewski 4 cylinder and led almost every single lap. Jason Gleason came up just short settling for second. Brandon Morseman was 3rd, Brian Grant was 4th and Chad Ayers was 5th. Heats went to John Hand Jr and Brett Gleason.

In the Front Wheel Drives, Jay McConnell who has played Mr. Consistent all year finally picked up a feature win. Cody Baker was 2nd, Jacob McConnell was 3rd, Matt Prescott and Jeremy Trank were 4th and 5th respectfully.

Rostell’s Family Restaurant presents a regular Big 6 Show on July 6th as gates opening at 4:30 and racing starting at 6:30.


Wonderling wins BRP Series Event at Woodhull!!

Dunning, Daugherty, Potrzebowski, Mitchell also victorious.

(WOODHULL NY)… You can always count on “Mr. Excitement” to come up big when a huge racing event is on the line. Clint Button who started on the pole led the first opening laps in the Bicknell Race Products Can AM Series event was being followed by 3 other big name drivers in John Waters, Jeremy Wonderling, and Ray Bliss Jr as at some points it was nearly four wide for the lead. As laps passed, Wonderling found a racing line that he enjoyed and came out with the top spot. Once Wonderling took over the lead, he never let it go, similar to how Waters did at Penn Cann Friday evening. Wonderling also won the King of the Ring 360 Late Model Challenge over Fred Amman. Heats went to Bruce Miller, Wonderling, and Fred Amman.

The Insinger Performance 370 Modified’s put on once again a stellar performance as Frank Dunning picked up his second feature of the year. Once Dunning was able to secure that top spot, he would run away with it. However, at some points, it looked like where Donnie Lawson would be able to pick up enough momentum coming out the turns and take over but Dunning’s car powered his way through on the outside. Lawson did finish second for the second consecutive week. 3rd went to Dylan Dewert, Billy VanPelt was 4th and Bobby Davis was 5th.

The Sportsman Modified Division saw a familiar face in victory lane as it was Chris Daugherty leading all 25 laps to pick up the victory. Daugherty did start on the pole and no car was able to maneuver around the current point leader in the class. Brett Buono got that runner up sot. Rod Mullen was 3rd, Brandon Butler was 4th and Ray Smith was 5th.

For the second time this year, Jeremy Potrzebowski was victorious as he said he was “desperate” for a win in his interview. On lap 19, Teddy Morseman was riding in that top spot and then motor troubles left the 44 machine unable to complete the 20 lap feature. This left a one lap shoot-out between Potrzebowski and Brett Marlatt. Once the green flag dropped, it was a foot race to turns 1&2 where Marlatt selected the high side, once they raced down the back stretch, they were side by side going into turns 3 and 4, then coming out of turn 4, Potrzebowski edged Marlatt by about an inch. Corey Costa finished 3rd, Russell Morseman was 4th, and Gary Archer was 5th.

For the second time this season, the Front Wheel Drives and Mini Stocks combined their classes in a “Quad C” event and it was first time ever Feature winner, Danny Mitchell of Canisteo NY. Once Mitchell took over the lead, he was challenged very little despite the number of cautions the event had. Driving teammate and last year’s front wheel drives track champion Joseph Birdsall finished in the runner up spot. Jason Gleason was 3rd, Brandon Morseman was 4th and Brian Grant Sr was 5th.

Next week, the annual Jim Williams Memorial Trophy Races are in store with gates opening at 4:00 and not 4:30 this week as we expect a record crowd. Spiegel’s Recycling and Instant Heat Wood pellets are the co-sponsors.


ROTSELL’S FAMILY RESTAURANT OPENS MONTH OF JULY AT WOODHULL WITH A REGULAR BIG 6 SHOW.

Saturday, July 6, 2013 event features all of Woodhull’s regular classes of competition.

(Woodhull, NY) For the first time ever, Rotsell’s Family Restaurant of Lawrenceville, Pa. will be in full force as a nightly event sponsor at the Woodhull Raceway.

Woodhull Raceway track owner, Ted White and his staff will kick off the month of July with a Regular Big 6 Show featuring all of Woodhull’s weekly classes including the S&W Awards and Photos Late Models, the Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds, the NAPA Crate Sportsman, the Joe Willcox Performance Automatic Transmissions Street Stocks along with the Signs Plus Mini Stocks and the LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts Front Wheel Drive Divisions.

The Brown family along with a multitude of their employees and colleagues of Rotsell’s Family Restaurant will converge at the Woodhull Raceway to sponsor the event which will mark the start of the second half of the 2013 campaign at the popular Steuben County oval.

Rotsell’s Family Restaurant, Old Rt. 15 in Lawrenceville, Pa. is one of the areas most popular eating establishments featuring a variety of delicious home cooked dishes. Jen Brown of Rotsell’s along with her husband, Scott are the parents of Connor and Collin Brown who both compete in the NAPA Crate Sportsman Division at Woodhull.

Gates for the July 7 event open at 4:30 with racing at 6:30 pm.

For more information simply click on at http://www.woodhullraceway.com.


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