By CHARLIE BROWN, DELMAR, DE -
It was "all in the family" as Jamie Mills captured the first of the Twin 20's in the NAPA Big Block Modifieds then chased his nephew, Jordan Watson who won the second 20 lap main on Foster and Adoptive Family Night.
Dale Hawkins led the first two laps of the first NAPA Big Block Modified feature before Jamie Mills, who had started in seventh shot to the top. Matt Hawkins followed Mills into second and Shawn Ward took third. At the halfway sign Matt was within a car length of Mills while Ward, Brad Trice and H.J. Bunting rounded out the top five.
The second and final yellow was out with eight to go when Bunting slowed with a flat rear tire. Mills would open some breathing room on the restart as Beau Wilkins powered into the top five. Wilkins was up to fourth with four to go and two laps later got by Ward for third.
Mills would collect his sixth win of the season by a comfortable margin with Matt Hawkins turning in another solid performance in second. Wilkins would settle for third with Ward fourth and Trice fifth. Heats were won by Mils and Matt Hawkins."Charlie (Cathell) threw us a little bit of a curve with this new surface," said Mills following the win. "We put in our little motor for tonight and it seemed to like this kind of track."
1st NAPA Big Block Finish: 1. Jamie Mills; 2. Matt Hawkins; 3. Beau Wilkins; 4. Shawn Ward; 5. Brad Trice; 6. Howard O'Neal; 7. Joseph Watson; 8. Bobby Watkins; 9. Jordan Watson; 10. HJ Bunting; 11. Robert Dutton; 12. Dave Dissinger; 13. Scott VanGorder; 14. Dave Simmons; 15. Drew Simmons; 16. Blaine Bracelin; 17. Dale Hawkins; DNS: Michael White.
Read more: Jamie Mills And Jordan Watson Capture Wins At Delaware International Speedway
Ransomville, NY -Friday, August 15th- By Ransomville Speedway PR
It was a chilly night at the Big R as a total of ninety-eight cars filled the pit area. Pepsi and Creekside Sales and Service presented a Full Card of Racing which included the FinditQuick.com Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers, and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman plus an Autograph Night and Ladies Race.
Danny Johnson of Rochester, NY captured his second win of the season in the FinditQuick.com Modified division. In what came down to one of the most exciting finishes of the season, Johnson used a move to the inside of defending champion Pete Bicknell on the final lap to take over the point position and the win in the thirty lap main. Chad Brachmann and Erick Rudolph were also in the hunt as the four car battle brought fans to the edge of their seats. By virtue of his win, Johnson would take over the points lead by just one marker over Ryan Susice and Erick Rudolph who are tied for second. Just two points separate the top three with two point shows remaining.
Read more: Danny Johnson And Jesse Cottriss Win Features At Ransomville Speedway
by CHARLIE BROWN, DELMAR, DE-
The new track surface at the Delaware International Speedway made its debut on Saturday night. Several drivers found the new clay to their liking as it produced four first time winners this season. Taking the headliner for his first career win in the division was Shawn Ward of Laurel, Del. who won the 30-lap NAPA Big Block Fall Championship qualifier.
At the drop of the green Ward began to slowly pull away from Matt Hawkins and Brad Trice. H.J. Bunting got crossed up on lap five and recovered but not before the yellow was out. Bunting recovered without losing a spot and there was no penalty. The restart shuffled the top five with Ward remaining on top as Michael White moved from fourth to second and Howard O'Neal followed from fifth into third.
Jamie Mills slowed on lap eight with a flat and the yellow was out again. Trice took over third on the restart with Bobby Watkins charging into fourth and Jordan Watson fifth. At the halfway Ward was comfortably out front as Trice got by White for second and Watson got by Watkins for fourth. The final yellow flew on lap 17 when Scott VanGorder slowed on the front straight.
Read more: Shawn Ward Scores First Big Block Victory At Delaware International Speedway
BREWERTON, NY - August 8, 2014 (By Dave Medler) -
Due to work commitments for himself and his race team, Tom Sears Jr. didn't make the decision till halfway through the season to do more racing on Fridays at the Brewerton Speedway. For the second time in 2014 that decision paid off as Sears picked up the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature.
Sears chased and worked over leader Ryan Bartlett for several laps before making the winning pass on lap-twenty-two. Once out front, Sears pulled away, winning by over three seconds at the finish.
Other winners on Beam Mack/TK99/Dig Safely 811 night were, Doug Williams & Joe Garafolo, Pro Race Cars Mod Lites, Chris Fleming, Nationwide Insurance IMCA Modifieds, Chuck Powelczyk, Hilton's Auto Motive Four Cylinders, Tommy Wickham, NY6A 600 Micro Sprints and Nick Graziano, Pro Race Cars Mod Lites/Dig Safely 811 Invitational.
Matt Fink would grab the early and narrow advantage to lead the opening lap of the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature.
Read more: Tom Sears Jr Wins Second Of year At Brewerton Speedway
FULTON, N.Y - August 9, 2014 (By Dave Medler) -
The Hiles are known as one of the hardest working family teams in Modified racing. Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway all their hard work and late nights in their Syracuse, N.Y race shop paid off as Chris Hile won his second career Fulton Speedway Big Block Modified feature.Chris Hile took the lead on the opening lap of the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature. Once in the lead, Hile was a rocket the entire distance as he was never seriously challenged by any of the speedway's heavy hitters.
Other winners on the WOLF 105.1 New Country night were, AJ Kingsley, NAPA Late Models, Shannon Pitcher, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, John Cunningham, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, Chuck Powelczyk, and Hilton's Automotive Four Cylinders.
Tony Finch II won the SUNY Canton Sportsman feature. Finch and second place finisher Ron Davis III had their motors taken for inspection.
Read more: Chris Hile Rockets His Way To Fulton Speedway Modified Victory Lane
Danny Johnson, aka "Doctor" invaded the 1/3-mile high banks of Grandview Speedway on Saturday night to operate on the hometown favorites in the 50-lap 44th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and taped for late week showing by RCN-TV 4. A big surprise of the night was Guy Germano being able to end the six race win streak of point leader Jared Umbenhauer in the 25-lap Sportsman feature earning his first win of the season. And in the 25-lap feature for BRC Late Models Randy Stoudt came home first for the fifth time this season.
Stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 16th at 7:30 p.m. with a tripleheader show featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman. This will also be the first night at the tickets for the rich Freedom 76 Classic, set for September 13th, will be on sale.
The Dr. also stands for driver as the New York state native started last in his heat and finished third, came from 16th in the 28-car starting grid into second on the 31st lap and began to battle leader Duane Howard. Johnson gained the top spot on the 37th lap restart with Howard, the defending race winner, trying hard to regain the lead.
Read more: The Doctor Invades Grandview And Picks Up Forrest Rodgers Memorial $10,000 At Grandview Speedway