HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS
The premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Hamlin Speedway, once again showed how to get things done last evening with an exciting show that emphasized the hard work and dedication the Smith Family has placed into the facility. With Mother Nature from the liquid and the heat side playing havoc on the speedway in recent weeks, a big show was planned for this weeekend and cooperation from everyone involved paid huge dividends to the faciity. The tremendous racing season thus far in 2019 and the loyal fan base and talented roster of driving stars who converge at the speedway are appreciative of all of the hard work and determination that goes into preparing an exciting and fun-filled evening of racing. The racing action at the 1/5th mile clay-cushioned facility has been over the top with many outstanding driving personalities carving out their own claim to fame in weekly competition for age groups from 8 to 60 plus. Last night some new winners graced victory circle and the fans were very appreciative if the racing action the drivers put on and the show of shows down on the speedway grounds. The racing was completed by 11:00 in the evening.
The 2019 season is eleven weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the heart of the racing schedule is right now and the Smith Family worked hard to make it happen. Heading up the headlines for last evening’s show include Aiden Donaldson, who won the Junior Slingshot event in a wire to wire triumph. The Supers returned to action twice and John Gilroy captured the rained out event and Dale Kober blasted to a win in the nitecap. Tony Parlanti and Jacob Eby won the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless events. “Bad” Chad Sandt won over a very quick field in the JPA Masonry Regular 600 Sprint main event. “Chops” Anthony Chrobak captured the feature in the Stage One division for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. “KW Speed” Kevin White captured the NASCAR Crew Challenge event over Ryan Martin at the line in the Stage One Modified shoot-out.
Chad Sandt grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry event and hustled out to a nice-sized lead over Zack Weisenfluh. Track champion “The Travelin Man” Mick D’Agostino, had problems at the start of the event and dropped back many positions but once he settled he was the fastest car on the speedway. Going topside, he quickly became the pursuer and made some nice quality moves to get himself back up front. Sandt was in command all of the way and won the event with Weisenfluh in the runner-up role and D’Agostino rebounding for third place. Colin White hustled to fourth with Joel Smith rounding out the top five. The second five showed Joseph Smith, Stephen Weirich, Tyler Lindsay, Joey Amantea and Brett Altemose .
In the Super Slinger action, Dale Kober ran away and hid to go on and claim another win at the speedway. Wally Bell would rally late to claim runner-up honors and Mike Bama Williams would finish in the third place. David Guest would finish fourth and solid Paul Ennes would finish in fifth place with Jeremy Hoffman, Doc Lapocki and Derek DeSilva finishing close behind.
In the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 event, Jacob Eby became the holeshot king as with each restart he was able to move back in front of the field. His holeshots proved to be margin of victory in this one. Stephen Weirich was close in second place with Michael Nolf third, Kyle Ferrucci fourth and Richie Maguire hustling to fifth place. Jack Hanna led the second five to the stripe with Brandon Nicholas, Rich Maguire, Cody Powell and Dennis Chamberlain all vying for a portion of the action. Crowd pleaser Carmen Leggio rode out a tough on off of the backstretch wall and walked away from the incident unscathed.
The Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event found Aiden Donaldson keeping the action to the front as he began from the pole and walked aways with the win. Kasey Hufcut took up pursuit and finsihed second while James Hendricks was third, Aidan Elliot fourth and Chase Zimmer rounding out the top five. Birthday girl Charlene Benz hustled up to sixth place at the end with Doug Smith, RJ Sherman, Isabella Van Orden, and Dillon Beadle following.
In the event for the Stage One Modifieds, “Chops” Anthony Chrobak outhustled Joel Price at the start and left the field in his wake as he went on to capture the event, his first win ever at the speedway. Adam Buchel hustled hard to finish second while Michael Samony, Tanner VanDohren and Joel Price completed the top five. Jeff Hineline was sixth with Amanda Buchel, Evan Civick, John Bachetti ninth and James Costlow completing the top ten places.
In the All Star Slingshot Firecracker 100, sponsored by CSI Asphalt Maintenance & Gilroy Northeast Inc. who paced the field with impressive Sportsman & CSI Trucks, pole sitter Jared Silfee blasted into the lead at the start of the event and held off all of the competition for the win. His teammate Dale Kober was the runner-up with Shelby McLaughlin third, Cody Kline fourth and Mike McLaughlin in for fifth place. Wes Hearn continued his steady work for sixth place, with Amber Baccaligni, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, rounding out the top ten. Paul Ennes was eleventh with Joey Kalafut, ADam Buchel, Richie VanOrden and Ashley Kober rounding out the top fifteen in the 25-car starting field. Total winnings and awards for the Firecracker 100 was over $5000!
With the All Star Slingshot involved with their own brand of excitement, The NASCAR Crew Challenge had cars of the Stage One design for their time on the track. And what a Show! Ryan Martin led all of the way until the checkered flag and then Kevin White stuck the nose of his race car in front of Martin to grab up the win. Todd Carmichael was third while David Cropps raced to fourth place and Steve Channing was fifth and Blake Harris was sixth.
The Supers in catching up with their season had John Gilroy showing the field what it was all about as he sped to a win in the encounter. Dale Kober was second in this one with Wes Hearn third, Paul Ennes fourth and Wally Bell nailing down fifth place.
The Rookie Wingless 600s did some catching up as well with Tony Parlanti coming in for the win over Michael Nolf. Leggio was third in this one while Brandon Nicholas was fourth and Cody Powell nailed down fifth place.
The track was racy from start to finish and Track Promoter Randy Smith continued to work on the speedway as necessary for the activity on the speedway was non-stop but very racy throughout. Smith had a great track ready for all of the racing teams.
Rich VanOrden, Jared Silfee and Wes Hearn cpatured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots in the first round while Dale Kober, Ashley Kober and Wally Bell captured the heat wins in the All Star Slingshots last evening in the second round. The Junior Slingshot heats went to Aiden Elliot and Kasey Hufcut. The Stage One Modified heat found Adam Buchel being victorious. JPA Masonry Wingless heats were claimed by Colin White and Joe Smith. Dale Kober captured the heat win for the Supers. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints did time and Tony Parlanti was quick man with a 12.483 time besting Jacob Eby who clocked a 12.517.
Announcer Steve Pados was kept busy throughout the evening with the Hungarian Auction taking place at trackside and lots of great prizes to give away. Danny Buccafusca took his turn at the mike during the evening events. Clayton Hughes helped in the tower to spot the cars during the NASCAR portion of the event.
Charlene Benz turned 13 years of age with last night’s racing action. Happy Birthday from your crew and the speedway.
The Annual Vet Stock raffle tickets were up for sale with the first place prize of the Custom American/Checkered Flag being won by Barbara Johnston. The second place prize of the Ruger 22 Caliber Rifle was won by Art Branson and a third place prize of $500.00 went to Steve Hufcut who went and donated back $200.00 to the Vet Stock Team in a great humanitarian gesture.
The total dollars raised to benefit our local Veterans is $3145.00! To the Hamlin Racing Family – thank you!
The Gilroy Northeast and CSI Asphalt Bonus awards were captured by Paul Ennes & Brian Smith tied for “Hard Charger” passing 13 cars each $50.00; Hard Luck Award To Ben Whitaker $50.00: Furtherest tow Ashton DeWitt $50.00; Fastest Lap Justin Silfee, 13.996 $50.00; Bonus position drown by fan CJ Fritz; Winner $250.00 Jared Silfee; Second Place Dale Kober $100.00; Third Place $100.00 Shelby McLaughlin
Auction Prize Winners: Carhart/Jacoby THompson: Coffee/Duane White; Smith rAcing/Wendy Guest; Advanced Auto/Duane White; Smith Racing/Michelle Bowman; Ornaments/Sherry Predmore; Smith Racing/Dan Keppers; Johnston College/Sherry Predmore; Amantea Racing/Kathey Bishop; Oil Change/Monica Parlanti; Amazon Card/Jessie Babcock; Bath Basket/Sara Silfee; Wine Basket/Deb Frey; Franzia Box/Monica Parlanti; Miller Time/Midge Wilson; Acrylic Crystal/Carol Eby
The Vet Stock 50/50 netted the winner $226.00
JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Chad Sandt, Zack Weisenfluh, Mick D’Agostino, Colin White, Joel Smith, Joesph Smith, Stephen Weirich, Tyler Lindsay, Joe Amantea, Brett Altemose, Paul Richards, Noah Zielinski, Mike Thompson, Cody Smith, Don Colaluce
All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Dale Kober, Shelby McLaughlin, Cody Kline, Mike McLaughlin, Wes Hearn, Amber Baccaglini, Wally Bell, Brian Smith, Andrew Turpin, Paul Ennes, Joey Kalafut, Adam Buchel, Richie VanOrden, Ashley Kober, Mikey Johannes, CJ Fritz, Alan Kober, Justin Newhard, Scott Neary, Bryce Smith, Ashton DeWitt, James Benz, Mike Lapicki, Ben Whitaker
Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Aidan Donaldson, Kasey Hufcut, James Hendricks, Aiden Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Charlene Benz, Doug Smith, RJ Sherman, Isabella VanOrden, Dillon Beadle, Kylie Hendricks, Jenna Amantea, Jacoby Thompson
Super Slingers: Dale Kober, Wally Bell, Mike Bama Williams, David Guest, Paul Ennes, Jeremy Hoffman, Doc Lapicki, Derek Desilva
Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints: Jacob Eby, Stephen Weirich, Michael Nolf, Kyle Ferrucci, Richie Maguire,Jack Hanna, BRandon Nicholas, Rich Maguire, Cody Powell, Dennis Chamberlain, Brian Lindsay, Jason Garcia, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio
Stage One Modifieds: Sales: Anthony Chrobak, Adam Buchel, Michael Samony, Tanner VanDohren, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, Amanda Buchel, Evan Civick, John Bachetti, James Costlow
7/13/19 Feature Event Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints: Tony Parlanti, Michael Nolf, Carmen Leggio, Brandon Nicholas, Cody Powell, Jacob Eby,
7/13/19 Feature Event Supers: John Gilroy, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Paul Ennes, Wally Bell, David Guest, Derek DeSilva
Make sure to always check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free.
Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Amantea Real Estate,, Tilcon, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, and S&S Speedways are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support. Tonight’s event sponsors were CSI Asphalt Maintenance www.CSIAsphalt.com and Gilroy Northeast Inc www.GilroyNortheast.com – it was a pleasure and hope you return to Hamlin Speedway!
Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: [email protected] or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: # or on facebook at:
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