Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, July 3, 2011
It All Worked out for Bret Welch, 'Berkshire Bandit' Collects Over $2,000 as Kenny Moore Classic Winner
CENTER LISLE, N.Y. -- Bret Welch of Berkshire, NY collected over $2,000 for winning the first ever running of "The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic on Sunday, July 3rd at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The driver capitalized on his front-row starting position, a good handling car and having lady luck on his side. Other Winners Included: Butch Green (Hurricane Street Stocks) and Joe Fanelli (XCEL 600 Modifieds).
Bret Welch and Ken Titus led the field of Sportsman to the green flag for the 60-lap feature event. Welch would take control of the race lead with Nick Nye falling into the 2nd position. The caution would come out on lap 2 when Kevin Jordan and Ken Titus spun in turn 2. When the race returned green, the field continued to filter back and fourth from position to position. Welch continued to maintain a steady pace with Nye following close behind. The caution would come out for the final time on lap 28 for an accident involving Marshall Balzer and Larry Hillis, III. As the field completed halfway, Welch led Nye, Ryan Jordan, Larry Hillis and Kevin Jordan. The action continued to mix up for the remaining 30 laps but no one could put a stop to the determination of Welch. Welch would take the checkered flag and win the first ever running of "The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic. Nye finished 2nd with Ryan Jordan, Larry Hillis and Jim LaRock completing the top 5 finishers.
The Issac F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Award for Professionalism and Enthusiasm was presented by Judi Brown (Issac's Wife) and his daughter Val Brown during driver introductions. Issac "Ike" Brown, Jr. was a close friend of the Moore Family and was a devoted race fan from the asphalt to the dirt. In December of 2010 we tragically lost Ike to an automobile accident. This award was given to a driver who always seens to show up race and have fun, regaurdless of the type of night he has at the race track. This award was presented to the driver of the 6nn Sportsman Modified, Nick Nye.
Nick Nye, Vinny Decicco and Eddie White won the 10-lap heat races held for the division. White won the 5-lap Dash for Cash and pocketed $250 from Geoff Powell Trucking. A full awards summary is listed below.
Butch Green completed a weekend sweep with his win in the 30-lap feature event for the Hurricane Street Stock division. Green started 6th and took the lead from Earl Zimmer on lap 19. Green would drive smooth and stay consistant for the remaining 11 laps to score the $400 win and secure himself a spot in the Hurricane Harry Uhl, Jr. Memorial. Zimmer finished 2nd with Jason Beebe, Jason Rhodes and Don Russell, Jr. completing the top 5 finishers. Butch Green, Brenton Miller and Earl Zimmer won the 8-lap heat races held for the division.
The XCEL 600 Modifieds competed in a 20-lap feature event. Joe Fanelli was the winner ahead of Brian Mady, Alec Bartholomew, Nick Mady and Rob Vivona. Cory Coons, Nick Mady and George Loux won the 8-lap heat races for the division.
The Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club was a part of "The Flyin" Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic. We would like to extend a special thanks to them for their support.
Brock Moore Motorsports Media would like to extend a Special Thanks to Dick and Shelly Stark of Thunder Mountain Speedway for allowing us to held this event at their facility.
Ron Hills and The Race Report was on hand to capture all the exciting racing action on video. "The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic will be released on DVD. For more information visit, www.theracereport.tv or call 1-866-RACE680.
Scott Seward and SJS Photos captured all the photos at "The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic. For more information, visit www.myphotobysjs.com.
"The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic was sponsored by Thunder Mountain Speedway, Hunt's Auto Service, Geoff Powell Trucking, Rich Powell Designs, R&H Music Factory, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Trackside Products, American Racer Tire and more.
Details and Location Information on the 2012 edition of "The Flyin' Milkman" Kenny Moore Classic will be released sometime in the near future.
For more information, visit www.bmmotorsportsmedia.com.
Sportsman (60 laps) - Bret Welch ($2,100 - Cash and Awards), Nick Nye, Ryan Jordan, Larry Hillis, Jim LaRock, Kevin Jordan, Kenny Hammond, Chris Stull, Ray Bliss, Brian White, Butch Green, Geoff Carner, Charlie Hendrickson, Vinny Decicco, Larry Hillis, III, Marshall Balzer, Rick Donovan, John Morse, Eddie White, Kevin Alfred, Ken Titus.
Heat Winners - Nick Nye, Vinny Decicco, Eddie White
Geoff Powell Trucking Dash for Cash Winner ($250) - Eddie White
Issac F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Award (R&H Music Factory - 4 Hours of DJ Service) - Nick Nye
Hard Charger Award (Sherwood Racing Wheels - $50 Gift Certificate) - Larry Hillis
Front Runner Award (American Racer Tire - $160 Gift Certificate) - Bret Welch
Hard Luck Award (American Racer Tire - $160 Gift Certificate) - Larry Hillis, III
Crate Sportsman Bonus (Trackside Products - $100 Gift Certificate) - Ray Bliss
Best Appearing Car Award (SJS Photos/Jim Young Race Photos - 16 x 20 Photo) - Kevin Jordan
2 Pit Passes (Thunder Mountain Speedway) - Brian White
2 Pit Passes (I-88 Speedway) - Charlie Hendrickson
2 Pit Passes (Penn Can Speedway) - Butch Green
2 Pit Passes (Raceway 5) - Ray Bliss
ROC Sportsman Finale at Five Mile Point Speedway on 10/29/11 (Guaranteed Starting Position) - Bret Welch
Open Sportsman Special at Penn Can Speedway on 7/8/11 (Guaranteed Starting Position) - Bret Welch
Hurricane Street Stocks (30 laps) - Butch Green ($400), Earl Zimmer, Jason Beebe, Jason Rhodes, Don Russell, Jr., Rich Powell, Brenton Miller, Norm Whittemore, Mitch Hurlbert, John Hoover, Louie Gordinier, Joe George, Chuck Wheeland, Mike Morse, Todd Hayward, Mitch Quail, Jr., Ben Call.
Heat Winners - Butch Green, Brenton Miller, Earl Zimmer
XCEL 600 Modifieds (20 laps - 24 cars registered - Top 5 Finish) - Joe Fanelli, Brian Mady, Alec Bartholomew, Nick Mady, Rob Vivona.
Heat Winners - Cory Coons, Nick Mady, George Loux