HARTNETT CLAIMS VICTORY ON PAPPY BEVAN MEMORIAL NIGHT AND MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
Fans were in for a thrilling night at the Penn Cann Speedway as it was Pappy Beavan Memorial Night, and Military Appreciation Night. All six of our divisions were on hand to do battle as well as the CSRA Sprints making their seasonal debut at the Penn Can Speedway. After a rain out last weekend, drivers and fans alike were itching to get back racing and it was certainly a night to remember.
The Stafursky Paving Modifieds would have 22 cars on hand to do battle for Pappy Beavan Memorial Night. Alan Komar and Casey Plummer would lead the anxious field to green out of turn four. Plummer would take the early lead as Kevin Hartnett would quickly move to the inside of Komar to take over second. Frank Yankowski would look low to go around Brad Szulewski to try and take over fourth, but Szulewski would keep a hold on the spot. Hartnett would take over the lead using the low line to get around Plummer. First caution of the evening would come out on lap 3 for Doug Polhamus spinning in turn two. Hartnett would select the inside lane for the restart, putting Plummer to his outside. Out of the restart zone, Hartnett would gain the upper hand and pull away from the field. Szulewski and Komar would battle back and fourth for third with Szulewski claiming the spot. A red flag would come out on lap 4 for a wrong-way facing Brett Tonkin that also collected Brandon Fritsch and Brian Franko. All drivers were reported as ok, but would not continue the race. Hartnett and Plummer would line up the same as the previous restart and Hartnett would once again pull away from the field. The field would spread out and Hartnett would catch the rear of the field on lap 12. Darwin Greene Sr. would look inside Szulewski for second, but Szulewski would maintain the position. Stanton would look low to make his way around Plummer to move into fourth. A caution would come out on lap 18 for debris on the track and Hartnett would lead the field in a single file restart. Off the restart, Brian Malcom and Alex Tonkin would battle back and forth for eighth. Alex Tonkin would claim the spot while Malcom would spin bringing out the caution on lap 21. Harnett would lead the field in a single file restart and out of turn four, the 5 machine would pull away from the field. Rusty Smith would look to Stanton’s low side to slide into fourth. The final caution would come for Greene Sr who would come to a stop in turn four and need a tow back to the pits. Hartnett would lead the field to green and would take the checkered flag followed by Szulewski, Smith, Stanton and Nick Petrilak rounding out the top 5.
Erik Hines Trucking LLC 602 Crate Sportsman would see Eddie Kudrako and Marty Goodwin on the front row. Goodwin would take the early lead, but it would not last as Adam Mudge would spin in turn one. The field would regroup with Kudrako and Goodwin on the front row. Goodwin would take the early lead and battles would follow closely behind. Ray Leonard would look outside of Kudrako to move into second. Alex Konopka would look inside Joe Novak to take over fifth. Konopka would find a groove that would work for him to move into fourth over Konopka. Brad Weaver would look to the low side of Mike Nagel to try and take sixth but would not make it stick. Nagel looked low to get around Kudrako for fifth. Mike Schane would slide high to move into sixth. Tommy Groover would slide past Novak to move into ninth. Mike Schane would slide to the inside of Nagel to take over fifth. Konopka would take over third from Kolyn Shane by taking the inside groove. Lap 11 would see a caution as Tres Palmer would slow in turn four. Goodwin selected the low line with Leonard on his outside. Goodwin would gain the early lead over Leonard while Kolyn Shane would begin to drop back to fifth. Lap 13 would see a yellow flag as Weaver would spin and Dave Dickey would be sent to the rear of the field due to contact with Weaver. Goodwin would lead the field in a single file restart. Nagel would look inside of Kolyn Shane to take over fifth. Mike Shane would look low inside a slow moving Konopka to take over third. Lap 18 would see a yellow for Konokpa slowing along the back stretch before heading pit side. Goodwin would once again lead the field in a single file restart and battle started heating up for fourth as Nagel and Groover battled tooth and nail. Groover would claim the spot as laps dwindled down. In a last attempt on the final lap coming out of turn four Leonard and Goodwin would go neck to neck in a thrilling finish. Leonard would take the win by three one hundredths of a second over Goodwin, Mike Shane, Groover and Nagel would round out the top 5.
Tori Straway and Jeff Baldwin would lead the field of A & E Tire and Auto Center 600cc Modifieds and Baldwin would gain the upper hand. Ali Scutt would look outside of Straway to move into second and Chuck Lohmeyer would follow behind Scutt to move into third. Brenton Miller would be a man on a mission as he made the low line work to slide past Straway and Ryan David Kadaronk to move into fourth. Lap 2 would see a yellow as Jeffery Martin would spin in turn 2. Miller and Nate Oropallo would lead the field to the restart. Miller quickly gained the lead and pulled away while Lohmeyer and Oropallo would battle door to door and swap positions for second. Lohmeyer would claim second and begin to hunt down Miller. Lap 5 would see a yellow being brought out by Baldwin who would lose a tire and be towed to the pits. Miller selected the low line with Lohmeyer to his outside for the restart and Miller would take advantage of the restart zone to gain a comfortable lead. Sam Hubbard would look outside of Scutt to take over third while Madyson Beach and Larry Furman would battle for ninth. Furman would hold the spot temporarily before pulling into the pits. By lap 14, Miller had caught the rear of the field and maintained his lead for the remaining 6 laps. Miller took home the win followed by Lohmeyer, Hubbard, Scutt and Oropallo to round out the top 5.
Justin Slezak and Rich Sharpsteen would lead the field to green for the factory stock feature. Sharpsteen would gain the upper hand out of turn 4 while Jason Rhodes would look inside of Adam Gilbert for third. Rhodes would slide past slezak to move into second. Lap one would bring a yellow as Ryan Brockner spun in turn two. Sharpsteen would select the high side for the restart with Rhodes to his inside. Rhodes would get their early lead while Adam Gilbert would use the low side to move into second over Slezak and Sharpsteen. Lap 2 would see a caution as Josh Towner would come to a stop on the front stretch. Rhodes would select the outside placing Adam Gilbert to his inside and off the restart zone, the pair would battle door to door. Lap 3 would see Kyle Walsh spin in turn two. After multiple cautions, the field would go in a single file. Adam Gilbert would be the new race leader as Rhodes went pit side with a flat tire. Off the restart Jordan Towner would look inside Adam Gilbert and take the lead while back a little ways Kevin MacDonald would look low to try and take sixth away from Slezak but Slezak would keep the position. As laps were counting down and Jordan Towner had a significant lead a stroke of bad luck would touch the 9J as he would break along the front stretch. Adam Gilbert would claim his first win in the factory stock division followed by his dad Charlie Gilbert, Justin Slezak, Kevin MacDonald and Eric Beach would round out the top 5.
Andy Bolles and Colin mills would lead the Harry’ Gary’s U-Pull It 4 cylinders to the green. Mills would gain the early advantage as rich Wagner would look outside bolles to take over second. Bryant breach, Mike Jenks and Brian salmini would challenge each other for third but Bryant Beach would take the spot. Caution flag would wave on lap one for Jeff Sterling who came to a stop in turn four before heading pit side. Wagner would also head pit side and rejoin at the rear of the field. Mills would select the low line with Bolles to his outside and fans would see Mills take the early lead out of turn four. Adam DelGrosso would look inside Jenks for fourth but would not be able to claim the spot. Lap 3 would see a caution for David Benson spinning in turn four and while under yellow Bolles would head pit side and return before the race resumed. Mills would once again select the low side with Bryant Beach to his outside. Mills would take the early lead, but the field would come to a complete stop under the red flag on lap 3. Josh Wilder made some heavy contact with the wall at the top of turn one. After getting the field straightened out mills would select the high line putting Bryant Beach to his inside. Mills would be the early leader and DelGrosso would look inside Beach for second. The pair would battle door to door with DelGrosso claiming second. Lap 13 would be the final caution of the evening as Bryant Beach would slow due to a flat before heading pit side. Mills would go on to claim the win followed by DelGrosso, Salmini, Bryant Beach and Jenks to round out the top 5.
Charlie Towner and Joe Buchanan would lead the limited sportsman in their 15-lap feature. Towner would gain the early lead while Paul Conklin looked to the inside of David Heater for fourth, but Heater would keep a hold on the position. Derrick Shaffer would split Conklin and heater to move into fourth.
Lap 4 would see the one and only caution of the feature for Shaffer and Conklin spinning in turn four. Towner would select the high side for the restart putting Buchanan to his inside. Off the restart zone, Towner would gain the early lead while Devon Green slid past Buchanan to move into second. The field would spread out and Towner would head to victory lane to claim the bounty that was against him. Green, Buchanan Shaffer and Conklin would round out the top 5.
The Penn Can Speedway is back in action this Friday (7/7) with our firework extravaganza. As always, our six divisions will be on tap for non-stop racing action. Be sure to follow The Penn Can Speedway on Facebook to stay updated on all that is happening at the track.
Stafursky Paving Modifieds
WINNER - 5 - KEVIN HARTNETT
2.) 14Z-Brad Szulewski 3.) 34-Rusty Smith 4.) 117-Alex Stanton 5.) 72-Nick Petrilak 6.) 22-Alex Tonkin 7.) 88-Alan Komar 8.) M85-Hunter Metzger 9.) 57-Dan Burman 10.) 484-Travis Brockner 11.) 73-Casey Plummer 12.) 1-Darwin Greene Sr 13.) 119-Brian Malcolm 14.) 014-Brad Schaffer 15.) 23JR-John Michael Phillips 16.) 127-Frank Yankowski 17.) 17-George Kostelansky 18.) KP1-Doug Polhamus 19.) 27K-Brett Tonkin 20.) 52B-Brandon Fritsch 21.) 84Y-Brian Franko 22.) 66M-Matt Soblechi
Erik Hines Trucking LLC 602 Crate Sportsman
WINNER - 3R - RAY LEONARD
2.) 55-Marty Goodwin 3.) 197-Mike Schane 4.) 7R-Tommy Groover 5.) M7-Mike Nagel Jr. 6.) 44-Gordon Smith 7.) 10K-Kolyn Schane 8.) 26-Brad Weaver 9.) 32-Eddie Kudrako 10.) 84-Mike Wilcha 11.) 11-Brett Wooster 12.) 70J-Joe Novak 13.) 23-Dave Dickey 14.) 711X-Allen Kellogg 15.) 14K-Alex Konopka 16.) 88A-Amanda Scholtisek 17.) 12-Tres Palmer 18.) 117-Adam Mudge 19.) 61-Dave Rosa 20.) 16-Ned Fitch
A & E Tire and Auto Center 600cc Modifieds
WINNER - 29 - BRETTON MILLER
2.) 5-Chuck Lohmeyer 3.) 28H-Sam Hubbard 4.) 108-Ali Scutt 5.) 30NN-Nate Oropallo 6.) 566-Ryan David Kadaronk 7.) 67-Tori Straway 8.) 1JR-Darwin Greene Jr. 9.) 999-Madyson Beach 10.) 39-Sam Usborne 11.) 217-Larry Furman 12.) 12J-John Dinniny 13.) 17-Jeff Baldwin 14.) 117-Jeffrey Martin DNS 110-Roger Lewis
WINNER - 28A - ADAM GILBERT
2.) 28-Charlie Gilbert 3.) 35H-Justin Slezak 4.) 27M-Kevin Macdonald 5.) 617-Eric Beach 6.) 7-Mahlon Shoemaker 7.) 19-Darren Davies 8.) 23B-Brad Chilson 9.) 9J-Jordan Towner 10.) 151-Ryan Brockner 11.) 3-Jason Rhodes 12.) 83T
-Rich Sharpsteen 13.) 10-Kevin Welch 14.) 919-Josh Towner 15.) 23S-Brett Spoor
Gary’s U-Pull It 4 Cylinders
WINNER - 23 - COLLIN MILLS
2.) 11-Adam DelGrosso 3.) 77-Brian Salmini 4.) 5L-Bryant Beach 5.) 21MJ-Mike Jenks 6.) G55-Dakota Fuller 7.) .45-Thomas Tomcyk 8.) 21K-Kevin Whitman 9.) 71-Rob Sterling 10.) 5-Josh Wilder 11.) 354-Andy Bolles 12.) 21-Scott Beach 13.) 22-David Benson 14.) 8W-Rich Wagner 15.) 56-Jeff Sterling
WINNER - 5T - CHARLIE TOWNER
2.) 56-Devon Green 3.) 225J-Joe Buchanan 4.) 225-Derrick Schaffer 5.) 13-Paul Conklin 6.) 711-Dave Heater 7.) 22A-Avery Decker 8.) 96