Story By: DAVE MEDLER / BREWERTON SPEEDWAY – BREWERTON, NY – A pit full of race cars greeted fans Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway that featured two and three wide racing in every division on Microgame Play and Trade night at the speedway.
Larry Wight would grab his second win of the season in the Tracey Road DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds outrunning Jimmy Phelps and Tim Sears Jr. in the 35-Lap feature.
Nick Root (DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman) Kyle Demo (AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites) Chris Bonoffski (Mirabito Four Cylinder Super Stocks) picked up feature wins.
Adam Roberts and Max Hill brought the Modifieds down to the green to start the 35-Lap feature with Roberts grabbing the early advantage.
With two and three-wide racing throughout the field saw Roberts with a slim lead over Larry Wight who started fifteenth, Hill, Matt Caprara, and Jimmy Phelps who started eleventh battle it out in the top-five on lap ten.
A yellow on lap fourteen would slow the fast pace leaving Roberts, Wight, Phelps, Hill, and Tim Sears Jr. who started seventeenth in the top-five for the restart.
Wight would throw a big slider in turns three and four to get by Roberts and be scored the new leader on lap fifteen.
On lap twenty, Wight held a ten-car advantage over Phelps, with Sears, Roberts, and Max McLaughlin raced for top five spots.
With ten laps to go Wight, Phelps, Sears, McLaughlin, and Roberts were not only racing for the win or a top-five finish, but had to get through heavy traffic as the final laps started clicking off the lap counter.
Just when it looked like Wight was going to victory lane, the caution would wave on lap thirty-three setting up a two-lap dash to the checkers with a clear track ahead of them to settle it.
When the race went back to green, there was no stopping Larry Wight, as he picked up the big win by a slim 0.211 of a second over Jimmy Phelps. Tim Sears Jr., Max McLaughlin, and Matt Caprara finished third through fifth.
Chris Mackey ($300) Max Hill ($200) Amy Holland ($100) took home the DIRTcar 358 Modified weekly feature bonus.
Riley Rogala would lead the opening lap of the 25-Lap Sportsman feature with Nick Root grabbing the top spot after a caution on lap two and the restart.
Root would drive out to a half a straightaway lead by lap ten, as Rogala, Brett Sears, Dorian Wahdan, and Kyle Devendorf raced hard in the top five.
With ten laps remaining, Root lengthened his lead to a straightaway with Rogala, Sears, Wahdan, and Devendorf not only raced for position, but also looked for a way to reel in Root.
Over the final laps, there was no stopping Nick Root from winning his first-ever DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman feature. Riley Rogala, Brandon Carvey, Brett Sears, and Dorian Wahdan finished second through fifth.
Joe Isabell would lead the opening six laps of the 20-Lap Mod Lite feature when Kyle Demo would grab the lead on the lap six caution and restart.
After taking the lead no one seriously challenged points leader Kyle Demo the rest of the way as he won his third feature this season.Mike Mullen, Justin Williams, Zack Babcock, and Tucker Halliday completed the top-five.
Eric Inman and Justin Guyle would lead early laps in the 15-Lap Four Cylinder Super Stock feature before points leader Chris Bonoffski took olver the lead on lap four.
Once out front Bonoffski would cruise to his sixth feature win of the year. Justin Guyle, Francis White, Anthony VanEpps, and Eric Inman finished second through fifth.
This Friday, July 28, Ontario Auto, will present the fastest family affordable fun in CNY.
The Power-Four racing will feature the Tracey Road DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman, AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites, and Mirabito Four Cylinder Super Stocks.
The 600 Modifieds will make their first ever appearance at the speedway, and there will be Kids Power Wheel races.
Tracey Road DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds – (35 Laps): 1. 99L-Larry Wight; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 3. 83X-Tim Sears Jr; 4. 8H-Max McLaughlin; 5. 29-Matt Caprara; 6. 3-Chris Mackey; 7. 62S-Tom Sears Jr; 8. 5H-Chris Hile; 9. 60-Jackson Gill; 10. 63-Adam Roberts; 11. 12-Darren Smith; 12. 160-Max Hill; 13. X-Chad Phelps; 14. 32R-Ronnie Davis III; 15. 11T-Jeff Taylor; 16. 24-James Witko Jr; 17. 7Z-Zachary Payne; 18. 5-Amy Holland; 19. 17-Marcus Dinkins; 20. 21-Derrick Podsiadlo; 21. 7S-Torrey Stoughtenger; 22. JD33-Joshua Landers; 23. 28-Alan Fink; 24. 9X-Tyler Trump; 25. 79-Jeffrey Prentice; 26. 06J-Jordan Bennett; 27. 27Z-Dylan Zacharias
DIRTcar 358 Modified Feature Bonus: 1 $300. 2. $200. 3. $100: Chris Mackey, Max Hill, Amy Holland
Tracey Road DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds LCQ – 6 Q – (10 Laps): 1. 32R-Ronnie Davis III; 2. 7Z-Zachary Payne; 3. 12-Darren Smith; 4. 11T-Jeff Taylor; 5. 27Z-Dylan Zacharias; 6. 06J-Jordan Bennett; 7. 17-Marcus Dinkins; 8. JD33-Joshua Landers; 9. 7S-Torrey Stoughtenger; 10. (DNS) 18$-Sean Beardsley; 11. (DNS) 15-Todd Root
DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman – (25 Laps): 1. 30R-Nick Root; 2. R1-Riley Rogala; 3. 19C-Brandon Carvey; 4. 83-Brett Sears; 5. 06W-Dorian Wahdan; 6. 5-Kyle Devendorf; 7. 88H-Chris Hulsizer; 8. 0-Tony Finch II; 9. 30-Michael Root; 10. 80X-Mike Button; 11. 28X-Stephen Marshall; 12. 38-Zach Sobotka; 13. 33-Richard Murtaugh; 14. 12-Owen Bird; 15. 52B-Matthew Backus; 16. 6-Cody Manitta; 17. 14AJ-AJ Miller; 18. 51-Richard Townsend Jr; 19. AONE-Bucky Hayes; 20. 16-Earl Rudy; 21. 77L-Buddy Leathley; 22. (DNS) 16X-Savannah Laflair; 23. (DNS) 29B-Jason Breezee; 24. (DNS) 63-Teddy Clayton Jr.
Sweet Frog – Sweet 16 $50 Bonus: Cody Manitta
NAPA Know How Chase Elliott Award: Mike Root
AmeriCU Credit Union Mod Lites – (20 Laps): 1. 22-Kyle Demo; 2. 06-Mike Mullen; 3. 10W-Justin Williams; 4. 88Z-Zack Babcock; 5. 16-Tucker Halliday; 6. 6J-Joe Isabell; 7. 55-Joseph Garafolo; 8. 5K-Matt Kitts; 9. 9-Roger Olschewske Jr; 10. X-Jacob Dupra; 11. 11X-Jack Lyon; 12. 8BALL-Kelly Skinner; 13. 155-Nicholas Garafolo; 14. 45-Marc Stevens; 15. 7J-Joel Moller; 16. 19-Brad Harris; 17. 1-Thomas Mackey
Mirabito Four Cylinder Super Stocks – (15 Laps): 1. 16B-Chris Bonoffski; 2. 88-Justin Guyle; 3. 60-Francis White; 4. 55-Anthony VanEpps; 5. 22E-Eric Inman; 6. 113-Nate Powers; 7. 3D-David Rasmussen; 8. 22ED-Steven Burdick; 9. 13-Colby Herzog; 10. 99-Walt VanEpps; 11. 67K-Clayton Koch; 12. 27A-Alexandra Parker; 13. 09-Darik VanEpps; 14. 23B-Brian Mettler; 15. 0-Kyle Coley; 16. 9-Dylan Burdick; 17. 4H-Emma Burdick; 18. (DNS) 212-Kenneth Mackey