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Hartnett Hustles Back to Victory Lane

By Nathan Aldrich



Kevin Hartnett was nearly a half second per lap faster than the field in a dominant performance on Bike Night at the Penn Can Speedway. With rain throughout the afternoon drivers were presented with a lightning fast, heavy track that offered multiple line choices. Nick Mady grabbed the early lead over Brian Malcolm who had slipped under Bobby Puckett on the opening lap. 

Lap two slowed the field as Brett Tonkin headed pitside with a flat. Mady elected to put Malcolm on the outside for the restart, solidly leading the way through turns 1 and 2. With 5 laps complete Malcolm worked the inside of Made, making the pass in turn 1 as Mady crossed him over and they drag raced down the backstretch. At the line Malcolm would be the new leader as the caution quickly followed. Malcolm would elect for the outside, rocketing away on the green as Brad Weaver worked Mady for second. Kevin Hartnett entered the top 5 on lap 8, beginning to pressure Creeden for the fourth spot. As the halfway point approached Hartnett, Weaver and Mady took it three wide down the frontstretch, Hartnett wrestling second from the pair. Hartnett set his sights on Malcolm, and began closing the half straightaway advantage. With the leaders beginning to work lap traffic the gap was only a car length when Bryan Batzel slowed to a stop under the flag stand. Malcolm launched first on the single file restart but Hartnett got the better jump, holding firm inside Malcolm through 1 and 2 and leading the way down the backstretch. Hartnett would lead unchallenged from there, collecting the checkers with a four second lead as Malcolm, Mady, Creeden and Weaver rounded out the top 5. 

Feature winner Kevin Hartnett visited victory lane in back to back weeks, and thanked Brad Grammes for his expertise turning the wrenches. Kevin would like to thank the Grammes Family, Mike, Higfab Chassis, Penske Shocks, RPM Race Engines, Stone Ridge Realty and Brad Grammes Construction



ERIK HINES TRUCKING MODIFIEDS


WINNER - 5 - KEVIN HARTNETT


2.) 119-Brian Malcolm 3.) m20-Nick Mady 4.) 16X-Danny Creeden 5.) 26-Brad Weaver 6.) 117-Alex Stanton 7.) 27K-Brett Tonkin 8.) 145-Alan Rudalavage 9.) 58M-Marshall Hurd 10.) 33-Tyler Yeagle 11.) 14Z-Brad Szulewski 12.) 73-Casey Plummer 13.) 47-Joe Eisenhauer 14.) 40-Bobby Puckett 15.) 41-Brian Puckett 16.) 23jr-John Michael Phillips 17.) 1-Darwin Greene Sr. 18.) 27B-Bryan Batzel DNS 014-Brad Shaffer


602 CRATE SPORTSMAN


WINNER - 197 MIKE SCHANE


2.) 3R-Ray Leonard 3.) 93-Leo McGurrin 4.) 17D-Mike Loney 5.) 711-Ralph Mele 6.) 10K-Kolyn Schane 7.) 9G-Jimmy Zacharias 8.) 4J-Mike Nagel Jr 9.) 8S-Michael Samony 10.) 75-John Cahill 11.) 11-Brett Wooster 12.) 7-John Carpenter 13.) 32-Eddie Kudrako 14.) 0-Jt McCrackin 15.) 30+-Brandon Oleski 16.) 44-Jim O’Hara 17.) 222-Eric Brigham 18.) 16-Ned Fitch 19.) 225B-Brian Terpstra 20.) 14K-Alex Konopka 21.) 69er-Billy Shoemaker 22.) 225-Derrick Shaffer 23.) 54T-Travis Rooney DNS 66m-Justin Miller


SMALL ADDICTIONS R/C 600cc MODIFIEDS


WINNER - 11 - BRENTON PAYNE

2.) 12J-John Dinniny 3.) 30NN-Nate Oropallo 4.) 566-Ryan David-Kadaronak 5.) 108-Ali Scutt 6.) 217-Larry Furman 7.) 117-Jeff Martin 8.) 134-Max Oliver 9.) 77X-Nolan Smith 10.) 5-Madyson Beach 11.) 17-Jeff Baldwin 12.) 67-Paige Straway 13.) 514-Mark Aldrich 14.) 27J-Joey Oropallo 15.) 1JR-Darwin Greene Jr. 16.) 34-Harold Oliver DNS 110-Katelynn Lewis


NORTHEAST RECYCLING SCDRA 4 CYLINDER


WINNER - J56 - JEREMY WARREN


2.) 8W-Rich Wagner 3.) 56-Jeff Sterling 4.) 23-Collin Mills 5.) 77-Brian Salmini 6.) 354-Andy Bolles 7.) 107-Tim Vandemark 8.) M1-Mike Girjatowicz 9.) 99-Phil Burns 10.) 25-Justin Girjatowitcz 11.) 1USA-Joe Zedanovich 12.) 5L-Savannah Beach


FACTORY STOCKS


WINNER - 957 - RANDY FOX


2.) 23S-Kyle Spoor 3.) 9J-Jordan Towner 4.) 1*-Tommy Groover 5.) 5T-Charlie Towner 6.) 28A-Adam Gilbert 7.) 19-Darren Davies 8.) 28-Charlie Gilbert 9.) 35H-Justin Slezak 10.) 8C-Chuck Colbertson 11.) 16Jr.-Max Mosier Jr. 12.) 87-Jeremie Hale Jr. 13.) 187V-Buck Mills Jr 14.) 14B-Bryant Beach 15.) 83T-Rich Sharpsteen DQ 7-Mahlon Shoemaker


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