Monday, August 6, 2012
Waters, Dunning Pick up First Woodhull Wins of the Season
WOODHULL, N.Y. -- It was a hot night for racing at the Woodhull Raceway as Machuga Contractors and Bennett’s Auto Parts presented a regular Big 6 Show for the Salute to the Vets night. The NAPA 360 Late Models kicked off the night’s feature events. Leading the field at the drop of the green it was Dusty Waters. Waters quickly pulled away from the rest of field putting almost a half a lap of distance between himself and the rest of the field. But as he approached lap traffic brother John Waters had chased down Dusty as he looked to add yet another win to his stellar season. But with less than five to go, the high banks got the best of John Waters as he took a wild ride off the top of turn three trying to rim riding his way to the lead. Waters’ miscue allowed Billy VanPelt to move up to second, closing the distance between him and Dusty Waters at the restart. VanPelt kept Waters within close distance for the remainder of the race as the pair broke away from the field. Despite his efforts, veteran competitor VanPelt could not deny Waters of his first feature win in his sophomore season at Woodhull. As Waters picked up the checkered flags, VanPelt settled for second followed by Clint Button, Carl Hughes, and John Waters. Dusty Waters also collected a heat win along with Steve LeBarron.
Next up it was the Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks. Starting 12th, Jeremy Potrzebowski raced his way to second by the halfway point where he then closed in on the leader, Brett Marlatt. Potrzebowski and Marlatt battled side by side for the top position with Potrzebowski making the final pass for the lead and never looking back. Potrzebowski then cruised to his fifth trip to Victory Lane as Brett Marlatt settled for second. Jeredd Dennis, Kurt Stebbins, and Alan Crooker rounded out the top five. Potrzebowski also picked up the win in the Joe Willcox Performance Automatics sponsored ‘Clash for Cash,’ as Kurt Stebbins and Marlatt collected the heat wins.
In the Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds, Kenny Peoples Jr. looked set to pick up his first feature win of the season. From the start, Peoples charged to the lead with a brand new motor and maintained the top spot until the final laps as Frank Dunning closed in Peoples. With only a few laps to go, Dunning worked his way around Peoples to take over the lead. But the race was not over yet, as Mike Bills also made his way around Peoples to chase down Dunning. Anxious to pick up his third feature win of the season, Bills worked hard to find a way around Dunning but had to settle for second as Dunning picked up his first pair of double-checkered flags this season. Peoples finished third as Dylan Dewert and Donnie Lawson rounded out the top five. People, Dewert and Lawson collected the checkered flags in their heat events.
The S&W Awards and Photos Crate Sportsman were next on the high banks, as buddies Chris Daugherty and Ajay Potrzebowski started up front. As the green flag waved Daugherty wasted no time as he took the lead over Potrzebowski, who followed in second. As Daugherty continued to lead, Brady Fultz worked his way to third where he then set his sights on passing Potrzebowski for second. Fultz did just that as him and Potrzebowski came out of turn two with about 5 to go. Although Fultz was able to take over second, he had nothing for Daugherty who went on to collect his second feature win of the season. Fultz followed in second as Potrzebowski, Brett Buono, and John Hargrave rounded out the top five. Buono and Hargrave both collected a heat win along with Bill Williams.
In the Signs Plus of Kanona Mini Stocks, Rick Amidon lead the field at the start and maintained the lead position as last week’s feature winner, Brandon Morseman raced his way from last to second. By the half way point, Morseman took over the lead and never looked back as he went on to collect his eighth feature win of the season. Rick Amidon fell back to second where he then had to contend with John Hand Jr. The pair raced side by side for second, until Hand bobbled allowing Amidon to put a little distance between him and the third place runner. But Hand quickly chased Amidon down again as the pair once again squared off second. In the end, Amidon was able to fend off Hand for the runner up position as Jason Ketrow and Glenn VanCise rounded out the top five. Hand did manage to pick up a win in his heat event along with Morseman.
Finishing the night, it was the LaBarron Brother’s Repair and Parts FWDs. Starting up front; Joseph Birdsall took control of the race as he led green to checkered collecting his 8th feature win of the season. Cody Baker and Billy Joe Birdsall put on a great race for second. The pair battled side by side for many laps. But Birdsall lost it coming out of turn two as Baker made his way around Birdsall solidly taking over second. Ronnie Hill followed Baker around Birdsall as he then closed in on Baker for second. Starting 12th, Hill passed Baker for the 2nd as Baker settled for third. Birdsall was able to hang in for fourth as James Howard rounded out the top five. In addition to his feature win, Joseph Birdsall also picked up a heat win along with Ronnie Hill.
On August 11th Mullen Carpets and S&W Awards and Photos will present a Regular Big 6 Show along with the Super Late Model Reunion.
Gates open at 4:30pm, with racing at 6:30pm.
For more information go to www.woodhullraceway.com.
QUICK RESULTS WOODHULL RACEWAY 8/4/2012
Machuga Contractors and Bennett’s Auto Parts Night
Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds. (18 cars)
Heats. Donnie Lawson, Kenny Peoples Jr., Dylan Dewert
25 lap feature. Frank Dunning, Mike Bills, Kenny Peoples Jr. Dylan Dewert, Donnie Lawson, Casey Pavlick, Eric Fisher, Ray Bliss, Joe Dgien, Ray Dann, Ron White, Bob Davis, Kevin Chilson, Brian Doolittle, Dale Welty, Don Lawson, Billy VanPelt, Dave Dubois
NAPA 360 Late Models. (15 cars)
Heats. Dusty Waters, Steve LaBarron
25 lap feature. Dusty Waters, Billy VanPelt, Clint Button, Carl Hughes, John Waters, Frank LeBarron, Freddie Amann, Kurt Stebbins, Cecil LaBarron, Steve LeBarron, Mick Seeley, Jason Knowles, Jaye McConnell, Jerry Wilson, Buck Payne
S&W Awards and Photos Crate Sportsman (25 cars)
Heats. Bill Williams, John Hargrave, Brett Buono
25 lap feature. Chris Daugherty (2), Brady Fultz, Ajay Potrzebowski, Brett Buono, John Hargrave, Roger Williams, Rod Mullen, Bill Williams, Connor Brown, Collin Brown, Josh Keesey, AJ Costley, Dakota Hargrave, Josh Nobriga, Brandon Martin, James Howard, Ryan Tracey, Bill Walters, Mark Kline, Ron Hargrave, Donnie Knowles, Ray Smith. DQ. Russ Morseman III DNS-Scott Waters, Chris Brockway
Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks. (14 cars)
Heats. Kurt Stebbins, Brett Marlatt
Clash for Cash. Jeremy Potrzebowski
20 lap feature. Jeremy Potrzebowski (5), Brett Marlatt, Jeredd Dennis, Kurt Stebbins, Alan Crooker, Jeff Smith, Corey Costa, Trevor Tompkins, Chuck Pruden, Mike Kerr, Gary Archer, Chris Lopez, Teddy Morseman DNS-Mark Guinnup
Signs Plus Mini Stocks. (10 cars)
Heats. Brandon Morseman, John Hand Jr.
20 lap feature. Brandon Morseman (8), Rick Amidon, John Hand Jr., Jason Ketrow, Brian Grant, Glenn VanCise, Donna Bliss, Vernon Flourney, Derek Puryear, DNS-Chip Warner
LaBarron Brothers Repair and Parts FWD. (14 cars)
Heats. Joseph Birdsall, Ron Hill
20 lap feature. Joseph Birdsall (8), Ron Hill, Cody Baker, Billy Joe Birdsall, James Howard, Matt Prescott, Wes Houghtaling, Adam DelGrosso, Jacob McConnell, Nate Freeland, Bill LaViolette, Jerry Austin, Matt Hamilton, Colby Brewer