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Davies Dominates Duffy Memorial at McKean Country Raceway!

Blair, Hall, Ashcroft, and Mitchell also record opening night wins.

 

By Jay Pees

East Smethport, PA, April 27, 2013:

 

The new management of McKean County Raceway greeted a near capacity crowd for the debut of the NDRL to the area for the Jim and Mike Duffy Memorial. The father and son were important supporters of the raceway over the years and are remembered annually at the start of the season. 

 

Twenty Super Late Models started the 30-lap Jim and Mike Duffy Memorial. Russell King and many time track champion Bob Close led the field to John Powell's green banner with Close powering into the lead in turn one. At the end of two laps Ron Davies had assumed second and grabbed the lead briefly on the back straight two laps later but Close surged back to the lead on the front side. Eight laps in and Close was slicing through lapped traffic with Davies only a car length or two behind. Davies came by for the lead in turn three of lap eleven but again Close regained it by the stripe with Dave Hess Jr now also in the mix. At lap thirteen Davies was again trying for the lead in heavy traffic when Close suddenly slowed in turn one. With two to go Davies enjoyed half a lap on second running Hess with Russell King third, Jason DuPont fourth, and Boom Briggs rounding out the top five. The race ran green to checkers without a caution. Heat wins went to Close, Mike Knight, and Davies.

 

Thirty-three RUSH crate Late Models pulled into the gates for a regular card of events which saw four heats and a B-main utilized to pare the field to twenty-four for the 25 lap finale. Paul Grigsby and Jamie Brown were on the front row with Brown showing the way in lap one. As the end of two, Max Blair was second, taking over the lead at lap five. Damien Bidwell was third at five laps in but Blair was getting away from the field, lapping traffic by lap ten. At lap eleven Bidwell was next to Brown for second and took over the spot a lap later. A caution flag appeared at lap thirteen when an infield marker tire got bounced onto the racing surface. Yellow was necessary again only one lap after green when several cars got out of shape on the front straight with Garrett Mott ending up spun out. Third running Brown pitted during the yellow but rejoined the field for the green. Blair cruised to the win with Bidwell second, Ed Carley third, followed by Robby Black and Bob Kish. Shane Weaver, Blair, Doug Ricotta, and Ed Carley won heats while Justin Tatlow prevailed in the B-Main.

 

Travis Asel and Vic Vena were on the front row of the 26 car starting field for the twenty lap E-Mod feature. Vena led lap one with caution flying for TJ Downes, damaged in a turn four incident in heavy traffic. At green Randy Hall charged into third, and then took over second from Brewer at lap five. With five to go Hall was right on Vena's rear bumper and was side by side with him at the line and leading with three to go. Hall opened his lead over the final dash, leading Vena, Ron Davies, Steve Dixon, and Rich Michael Jr to the checkers. Heat wins went to Al Brewer, Ron Davies, Steve Dixon, and Randy Hall.

 

The Street Stocks started fourteen cars for their feature with Steve Sklar and Jeff Helwig on the front row but Adam Ashcroft led the way by lap two. Ashcroft enjoyed a half straight advantage at halfway with Sklar second and Randy Taylor third. Taylor was second at fourteen laps when caution appeared for the stalled car of Jeremy Perry in turn four. another caution appeared a lap later when a car spun into the front straight run off ara. The biggest incident of the event happened just a lap after green reappeared when Brad Ullman, Joe Chamberlain, and Steve Mowrey got together hard coming out of turn two. at the final restart Gary Fisher immediately took over the runnerup spot but was unable to reel in Ashcroft who won by a six car length margin over Fisher and Taylor. Ashcroft and Taylor won the heat races.

 

Twelve cars started the Mini-Stock feature but three never completed the first lap as a loose wheel in turn three caused the cars of Holden Heineman, Michael Oakes, and Chad Babcock to wreck hard, bringing out a red flag. When the race resumed Chris Parr was the leader but Larry Mitchell took over at the front a lap later. Mitchell lengthened his lead over the rest of the race.  Caution was shown at halfway for the car of Denny Babcock, stalled in turn one. Mitchell went on to the win over Parr and Mitch Boylan. Mitchell and Parr won the heats.

 

 

Feature: NDRL's ULMS Super Late Models

Finish / Start / Car # / Driver Name

1. (5) 71D - Ron Davies

2. (3) 44H - Dave Hess Jr.

3. (1) 56 - Russ King

4. (4) No7 - Jason Dupont

5. (9) 99B - Boom Briggs

6. (7) 33 - Chris Hackett

7. (12) 1U - Matt Urban

8. (16) 14B - Dick Barton

9. (11) 22 - Greg Oakes

10. (21) 1G - Rich Gardner

11. (20) 07R - Brent Rhebergen

12. (14) 12B - Brian Boozel

13. (8) 32R - Jim Rasey

14. (13) 03 - Doug Eck

15. (15) 90 - Wally Fox

16. (2) 04 - Bob Close

17. (17) 18G - Andrew Gordon

18. (22) 22B - Darrell Bossard

19. (6) 9K - Mike Knight

20. (18) 3D - Bill Davis

DNS. W11 - Rob Blair

DNS. 9 - Scott Gurdak

DNS. 2V - Chad Valone

 

RUSH Weekly Crate Late Models

Finish / Car # / Driver Name

1. 111 - Max Blair

2. 17 - Damian Bidwell

3. 28 - Ed Carley

4. 21* - Robby Black

5. 5 - Bob Kish

6. 24 - Paul Grigsby

7. 4S - Chad Ruhlman

8. Z17 - Kyle Zimmerman

9. 4H - Matt Harvey

10. 8 - Zack Carley

11. 6T - Adam Sixt

12. 81 - Justin Tatlow

13. 4K - Tommy Kronenwetter

14. 35 - John Lichy

15. 74 - Ward Schell

16. 49 - John Haggerty

17. 22 - Justin Smith

18. 11P - Jordon Peters

19. 43x - Garrett Mott

20. 135 - Jamie Brown

21. 97C - Luke Carlton

22. 01 - Doug Ricotta

23. 8H - Bill Holmes

24. 325 - Shane Weaver

 

Weekly EMods

Finish / Start / Car # / Driver Name

1. 10 - Randy Hall

2. 01 - Vic Vena

3. 220 - Ron Davies

4. 68 - Steve Dixon

5. 17X - Rich Michael

6. 09A - Travis Asel

7. 05 - Greg Johnson

8. RD1 - Brent Rhebergen

9. 5 - Jonathan Taylor

10. 6M - Carl McKinney

11. 18 - John Woodward

12. 38H - Nate Hill

13. 07P - Tim Peterson

14. 5B - Kirk Bradley

15. 71 - Al Brewer

16. 06 - Karl Born

17. 27H - Tom Hagberg

18. 6 - Darren Tarabori

19. 55S - Butch Southwell

20. 03 - TJ Downs

21. 21X - Dan Sasso

22. 71D - Dan Davies

23. 11M - Mike McGee

24. 53 - Carl Ballinger

25. 7 - Evan Taylor

26. 4Jr - Cale Crocker

 

 

Close Racing Supply Street Stocks

Finish / Start / Car # / Driver Name

1. 6R - Adam Ashcroft

2. 0 - Gary Fisher

3. 10 - Randy Taylor

4. 46X - Brad Ullman

5. 88 - Ted Mascho

6. 91 - Darryl Greene

7. 55 - Steve Sklar

8. 48 - Steve Mowery

9. 46 - Joe Chamberlain

10. 21X - Dan Scharf

11. 2H - Jeff Hellwig

12. 17 - Andy Michael

13. 34 - Jeremy Perry

14. 101 - Josh Wilcox

15. 75 - Jason Dobson

 

 

Mini-Stocks

Finish / Start / Car # / Driver Name

1. 516 - Larry Mitchell

2. 9X – Chris Paar

3. 41 – Mitch Boylan

4. 34 – Kurt Babcock

5. 23 – Richard Kline Sr.

6. 2B – Joe Boylan

7. 00 – Cody Enger

8. 33 – Eric Canfield

9. 01 – Denny Babcock

10. 22 – Michael Oakes

11. 4B – Chad Babcock

12. 32H – Holden Heineman

13. 47 – Larry Mitchell Sr.

14. 55X – Casey Burch

 
 
 
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