Story By: CURTIS BERLEUE / PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR – SODUS, NY – The 20th anniversary season of the Patriot Sprint Tour is set to crown a champion this Friday night with the $3,000 to win Dutch Hoag Memorial at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY.
Also on tap will be the make-up feature from the 2021 Outlaw Fall Nationals, an event that was postponed due to a power outage last September.
2019 Champion Davie Franek will lead the charge into Dundee on Friday, as he has a slim 44-point advantage over Jonathan Preston. Both drivers have been fast both in the past and this season at Outlaw, with each of them recording a win there in 2022. In fact, over the last two seasons, each driver has finished outside of the top 10 at the Yates County oval only once in PST competition.
The battle for third place could not be any tighter, with newcomer Dalton Rombaugh and 2021 tour champion Jordan Thomas currently tied with 1149 points each. Thomas has seen success at Outlaw before, but Rombaugh has been fast this year in PST action – with multiple podium finishes, he is knocking on the door for his first tour win.
Veteran Steve Glover is sitting in the catbird seat, currently scored in 5th place in points with 1098, just 51 points back and ready to pounce if either young gun slips up. Coincidentally, Glovers best finish of the season, a second-place finish after leading much of the race, came earlier this summer at Outlaw as well.
Following the full program of the 2022 season finale, the make-up A-Main from last Septembers Outlaw Fall Nationals will be run. As the event did take the initial green, only drivers previously qualified for and taking that green flag in September of 2021 will be able to compete for the $4,000 top prize. If a driver is unable to resume competition, drivers scheduled to restart behind that driver will advance one position in the lineup.
Action is scheduled to commence this coming Friday with gates opening at 5pm and racing starting at 7pm. Pit admission is set at $40, while grandstand admission will be $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and ages 12 & under will be free.