Heath Carney would lead the opening five laps of the 20 lap Sportsman main event with Chris Mackey grabbing the lead on lap six. Mackey’s stint at the point would only last two circuits however as Carney would again be scored the leader by lap eight. Carney would lead the rest of the event to grab his first career Sportsman win despite defending Matt Janczuk’s best efforts to track him down. Trailing Carney and Janczuk to the line were AJ Filbeck, Mackey, and Jeremy Vunk.
Pole sitter Jim Money led the opening circuit of the Pro Stock 20 lap feature only to yield it to fifth place starter Mark Effner by lap two. Effner would show the way for a handful of circuits until Shawn Frost, from ninth, would slip by to the lead on lap six. Despite several caution periods, Frost would hold to score the win over Jeff Pastorella, Effner, Tom Denton, and Chris Carr.
Pure Stock action saw Rob Thieme out front for the first four laps of the 15 lap main event until Bill Mason slipped by on lap five. Bill Mason would then outrun Chris Cunningham in the late stages to pick up the win with Cunningham, Thieme, Frank Hyatt, and Ricky Breed rounding out the top five.
On Sunday, June 24, action continues at the “Action Track of the East” when Safelite Auto Glass presents the Race of Champions Sportsman Series plus a regular show of Modifieds, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6 p.m. For more information, log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315) 829-4557.
QUALITY MANUFACTURING AND WILLIAMS FENCE OF CENTRAL NY INC. RACE SUMMARY
MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 LAPS)-TODD BURLEY, Mike Mahaney, Ronnie Johnson, Stewart Friesen, Steve Hulsizer, Willy Decker, Pat Ward, Jimmy Davis, Ryan Phelps, Alan Johnson, Larry Wight, Casey Williams, Shannon Whaley, Mike Ward, Aaron Jacobs, Bill Trexler Jr., Adam Roberts, Jason Rood, and Dave Moyer.
SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)-HEATH CARNEY, Matt Janczuk, AJ Filbeck, Chris Mackey, Jeremy Vunk, Craig Pope, Steve Way, Tye-Scott Rood, Randy Shantel, Stephen Denton, Jim Nagle, Bobby Heintz, Claude Hutchings Jr., Jack Miller, Mike Stiles, Brian Thomas, CJ Castelletti, Toby Klish, and Joe Harrington. DNS-John DeForest.
PRO STOCK FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)-SHAWN FROST, Jeff Pastorella, Mark Effner, Tom Denton, Chris Carr, Glenn Forward, Pete Stefanski, AJ Digsby, Bret Belden, Bill Knapp, Ed Ostrander, Jim Money, Corie Locke, Andy Lashure, Glenn Weaver, Dwight Johnson, Dana Camenga, Jim Normoyle, and Jacob Struble. DNS-Brent Tardy.
PURE STOCK FEATURE FINISH (15 LAPS)- BILL MASON, Chris Cunningham, Rob Thieme, Frank Hyatt, Ricky Breed, Stan Clark, Andy Szewczyk, Tim Janczuk, Mike Kazlauskas, Bryan Owens, Jim Thomas, Cale Hoffman, Ron Hawker, Chris Watkins, Scott Wheelock, and Brandon Greene. DNS-Keith Stevenson.