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.
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.
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, 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.
(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.
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.