MOTORSPORT: World of Outlaws returns to CNY | Sports

The weekend was full of racing action, but it was a story of two strategies as several tracks welcomed touring series while others rested on the County Fair’s local activities.

The World of Outlaws returned to Central New York, first stopping in Ransomville on Friday before heading to Weedsport Speedway on Saturday night.

At Weedsport, Sheldon Haudenschild misjudged the lap traffic and gave David Gravel the win.

Haudenschild was in command. Once again. The victory, however, was close. Once again. Haudenschild was committed to the extreme outer line.

Donny Schatz was an early force. Schatz wanted to book his career win # 301 and finish a winless series of 18 races since pitching # 300 in Dubuque. He was in the lead while a patient top-five chased the leader while Gravel and Haudenschild lurked. At halftime the pace increased.

On lap 19 Haudenschild swept past Gravel in second place and past Schatz on lap 22 to take the lead.

This step to the point should actually have been the race win. But with two to go, Haudenschild got tangled up with James McFadden. Gravel had moved up to second place and thus inherited the lead and held the green-white checker until the restart.

This was a near copy of the Attica Raceway Park, where Haudenschild, as the leader, also stumbled in traffic and gave Gravel a win. It is also the sixth time in 2021 that Haudeschild showed the way with less than 10 to go and did not take the win.

“I know it’s been over a month since we won, so this was badly needed,” Gravel admitted in a release on the series. “I also love winning here in New York. These fans all over the northeast are awesome. Our t-shirt trailer was busy all day. I can’t thank these fans enough. “

Brad Sweet finished second ahead of Schatz and Carson Macedo. Logan Schuchart finished fifth. Danny Varin, who drove the number 00, finished sixth and received a Hard Charger Award when he started as 15th. Paulie Giovanni scored an eighth place.

With second place, Brad Sweet (7,070) is now 120 points ahead of Macedo and has contested 51 of 81 planned races. Gravel is third (-136), followed by Schatz (-238) and Haudenschild (-276).

The series will take place next weekend next to Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Speedway and then be part of the 60th edition of the Knoxville Nationals from August 11th to 14th.

On Friday night Colagiovanni would have won almost the whole deal. The 20 year old pilot was on Aaron Reutzel’s tail tank for a green and white checkered finish in Ransomville.

Reutzel defended the top spot and cemented a victory in which he was ahead all 30 laps. It was his fourth year and he scored valuable points in his hunt for Rookie of the Year. However, Colagiovanni’s fourth start was impressive.

“I really didn’t want to see the yellow,” noted Reutzel in a statement. “I have a guy I honestly have no idea who he’ll pull past Sweet, so I have no prediction at all about what he’s going to do. Before that I was a bit scared and the last two laps were nerve-wracking. “

Reutzel, Sweet and Colagiovanni were embroiled in a fight that Reutzel never gave up. Colagiovanni flexed some muscles on lap 12 and zoomed around the outside of Sweet to take second place. Haudenschild suffered a defeat with two to go, which wiped out the leader’s lead.

Colagiovanni stuck to the upper groove and smothered the number 83. In the last lap, however, the inner groove proved to be a little better and Reutzel prevailed against Colagiovanni. Kraig Kinser came third. Sweet and Gravel took the top 5.

In another touring series action, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour made its first trip to New York International Raceway Park on Lancaster Speedway. Orchard Park’s Patrick Emerling won there, marking his second Tour win of the year.

Max McLaughlin started the event off the rack.

Other touring series action

Shawn Nye of Lancaster, NY won the 30-Round Sportsman Feature for the first time in 2021. Ken Maltby of West Seneca, NY held up Mark Hoch to take the Street Stocks victory. David Brunka of Cheektowaga, NY won his third 4-cylinder feature of the season.

Whelen Tour leader Justin Bonsignore took the lead on lap 90, followed by Emerling in second place. Over the next 15 laps the field had been jumbled by a series of cautionary periods, with Emerling emerging as the leader. A final caution, the fourth of the race, gave the field eight to go one last shot at Emerling, but Emerling held up well. Bonsignore was second ahead of Max McLaughlin. Jon McKennedy and Eric Goodale scored top five.

Shawn Nye won the Sportsman checkers over John Barger and Tyler Catalano. Andy Jankowiak was fourth and George Skora III was fifth. Ken Malty won the Street Stock Feature. Dave Krawczyk was out on the hunt and Mike Dalfonso secured the final podium. David Brunka won the four-cylinder main race.

The tape delay version of the race will air on Wednesday, August 11th at 2pm on NBCSN.

Lancaster will be racing again on August 5th, welcoming the Legends of Lancaster and the Ken Heckler Memorial 51 to the Street Stocks. Athletes, four-cylinder and NYPA TQ midgets are on the menu, with races at 7 p.m.

Spencer Speedway opened on one of its selected dates in 2021 and welcomes the Race of Champions to the speedway. Emerling scored the win there on Friday night before his Whelen win in Lancaster. Jankowiak finished second ahead of Matt Hirschman, Mike Leaty and Timmy Catalano. Gary Noe won the Asphalt Super Stock Feature ahead of Travis Montgomery and Joe Mancuso. Jacob Gustafson won the four-cylinder main engine and Ashley Schoonmaker won the six-cylinder.

Spencer will be open for racing again on August 20th and September 13th.

The Super DIRTcar series Midway 100 has been canceled due to upcoming showers at the Orange County Fair Speedway. The series was added as makeup to the Centennial 102 event on August 12th.

The win pays $ 10,000 and replaces the battle for the middle ground. Mat Williamson is the defending champion of the Centennial race and won the $ 100,000 award in 2019.

All pre-sale tickets for the Battle of the Midway 100 will be honored for the Centennial 102.

Several factors played a role in Thunder Mountain’s Super DIRTcar Series event being canceled for Tuesday. Tire shortages, shortage of parts and other factors resulted in the event being postponed with the hope of being booked in the 2022 season. Thunder Mountain closed this weekend in place of the Broome County Fair.

The next event of the Super DIRTcar Series will take place at the Land of Legends Raceway, where Twin 60s will be the order of the day. This is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th. This card includes the completion of the Liberty 100 as well as the regularly scheduled Let’s Go Bowling event. The track was closed this weekend in place of the Ontario County Fair.

The DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Series Central Region will be on August 4th. Cameron Tuttle won the DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Series West Region on the main Saturday at Genesee Speedway. Austin Susice, Phil Vigneri III, Robert Bublak Jr and Kyle Richner finished in the top 5.

The Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour will compete against each other on August 7th at the Land of Legends Raceway along with the DIRTcar Sportsman, 305 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. The PST will run a full program, with the ESS vehicles starting their remnant function from July 20th.

Oswego Speedway welcomed the ISMA Touring Supermodifieds for the King of Wings X. Mike Lichty won the ISMA Main, ahead of Michael Muldoon and Otto Sitterly. Tyler Thompson finished fourth and Chris Perley filled the top five.

Jeffrey Battle won the 350 Supers Main ahead of Chase Locke and Dave Cliff.

On Friday evening the USLMS was at the Outlaw Speedway. Dave Hess Jr. took the 30-round feature victory over Bryce Davis and Max Blair. Greg Oakes and Chad Homan rounded out the top 5.

The local map included the Steve Kent Memorial with 22 cars signing up for the modified feature. Cory Costa won the 30-round feature, followed by Bobby Varin. Brady Fultz, Jim LaRock and Kyle Coffey are in the top five. Carter Crooker won the American Racer Sportsman Feature ahead of Steve Davis and AJay Potrzebowski. Steve Gray won the Hoosier Sportsman Feature ahead of Ajay Potrzebowski Jr. and AJ Lloyd. Full Fender victories went to Glenn Whritenour (Street Stock), Rich Sharpsteen (Hobby Stock) and Brian Grant (four-cylinder).

SATURDAYIn weekly division action, Matt Janczuk won the first of two Sportsman main races at Fulton Speedway and Matt Janczuk won the first of two DIRTcar Sportsman features. Joe Kline and Kyle Devendorf fought for podium places. Brett Draper won the second Sportsman film, Tim Devendorf and Cody Manitta finished second and third. Chad Homan won the RUSH Late Model Main ahead of Harry Halliday and Brett Belden. Buddy Leathley (Novice Sportsman) and Marc Minutolo (Hobby Stocks) won division wins and Brandon Carvey won the new boat race.

In another action on Saturday at Terry Pangrazio Memorial Night on Genesee Speedway, Bill Holmes won the RUSH Late Model Main ahead of JJ Mazur and Jeremy Wonderling. John Zimmerman won the Street Stock Feature, while Dante Mancuso (Mini Stock), Tyler Guzzardi (Novice Sportsman) and Alexis Traxler (Youth) took class wins.

FRIDAYIn the weekly action in Brewerton, Chris Hile scored a modified win over Billy Decker, Larry Wight, Jimmy Phelps and Tim Sears Jr. Tom Sears Jr. received the 358 modified bonus. Zach Sobotka won the Sportsman Main ahead of Tyler Murray, Chris Mackey, Tony Finch and Amy Holland. Justin Williams (Mod Lites) and Quinn Wallis (four-cylinder) also visited the winning road.

Billy Dunn scored his 100th modified win at Can-Am on Friday night, beating Tyler Meeks, Derek Webb, Shaun Shaw and Ryan Bartlett. Josh Reome won the Sportsman Main ahead of Remington Hamm and David Rogers. Justin White collected the pro-stock checkers. Steve Smith and Frank Mackin (Limited Sportsman) took class wins.

In Utica-Rome, Stewart Friesen went over the berm and then on to victory, recovering from the early mistake and remaining undefeated in Thunder on thruway action. He has won all four events, followed by Andy Bachetti, Matt Sheppard, Brian Gleason and Jessica Friesen. Matt Janczuk won the Sportsman Main ahead of Brian Calabrese and Tanner Warner. Kenny Gates took the Pro Stock Major while Jeremy Slosek (Limited Sportsman), Billy Hillman (four-cylinder, DOHC), Dale Van Allen (four-cylinder, SOHC), Brett Putnam (All Star Slingshots) and Corky Warner (Junior Slingshots) celebrated Victories.

Chris Marquart’s “Motorsports” is released every Tuesday during the racing season. Contact Chris at (315) 729-3999 or at [email protected]

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