‘King of the Can’ weekend set
Two big nights of racing are set as Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna hosts its “King of the Can” weekend.
It starts tonight at 7 with a program headlined by the Mike Petrilak Memorial for Street Stocks. The 22-lap feature pays $1000 to win and honors the former local standout racer who died in a snowmobile accident in 1997.
Also scheduled is a GRIT Series 602 Crate Sportsman feature paying $1400 to win, the GRIT Series 600cc Modifieds and Four-cylinder Stocks. There also will be practice for Modifieds, as well as a Modified match race.
Then Saturday at 6 p.m., the Modifieds highlight the card with a 55-lap feature paying $5,555 to win. The race has been designated a Short Track Super Series event and will determine the North Region championship. That means in addition to the Penn Can regulars, many of the top drivers in the northeast are expected to invade, including NASCAR Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen. He won when he visited Penn Can for the “Hot Summer Night Special” in July.
Besides the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds are scheduled to compete. The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds will also sponsor the Seward Rice Vintage Memorial in honor of the former Penn Can promoter.
For more information, visit the track’s website at www. penncanspeedway.net.
Several local drivers won points titles at Hamlin Speedway.
Tony Parlanti of Scranton captured the Rookie 600 Sprints championship with 2425 points. He had four wins, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes to wind up 63 points ahead of Cody Powell from Cochecton, N.Y.
Taylor’s Zack Weisenfluh claimed the Wingless 600 Sprints crown with 2274 points — 78 ahead of Michael Nolf of Wind Gap. Weisenfluh had two wins, seven top fives and 13 top 10s.
Noah Zielinski from Scranton was fourth in the standings with 1763 points.
Wes Hearn of Greentown tied for the Super Slingers title with Stroudsburg’s Mike Mclaughlin. Each had six wins, 13 top fives and 14 top 10s to total 2468 points. It is the first time in the track’s 15-year history that there are co-champions.
Hearn also placed second in All-star Slingshots with 2424 points. That was 44 behind winner Scott Neary from Knowlton, N.J. Doug Smith Jr. of Mount Cobb was sixth with 2077 points and Jessup’s Joey Kalafut was seventh with 1867 points.
Old Forge’s Michael Samony took second in the Stage One Modified standings with 2295 points. He finished 102 points in back of Jeff Hineline from Stroudsburg.
In the Xcel 600 division,
Hunter Diehl of Scranton was fifth with 1492 points.
Eric Freeman from Hamlin was sixth with 1404 points and
Eric Whitby, also from Hamlin, was ninth with 745 points.
Frank Yankowski of Throop won his 12-lap heat race to qualify for the 50th annual Freedom 76 for Modifieds at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville. Yankowski then finished 23rd in the 32-car feature. A total of 68 cars attempted to qualify for the race, which was won by Bechtelsville’s Jeff Strunk for the eighth time . ... Tyler Peet of Lake Ariel finished 18th out of 27 cars in the seventh annual Freedom 38 for Sportsman at Grandview Speedway. Fiftyfive cars attempted to qualify for the field . ... Tommy Cadwalader from Mayfield competed in Round 3 of the Skip Barber Formula Race Series at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. In Race 1, Cadwalader won the pole and finished second. In Race 2, he started second and finished third. Heading into the fourth and final round of the series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 1-3, Cadwalader is second in the standings with 172 points, just six behind second-place Ethan Ho of Los Angeles. Johnny Guindi of Mexico City won both races at COTA to already clinch the championship with 207 points . ... Eleven-year-old Micah Adams of Lake Ariel notched his first Four-cylinder feature win at Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, outside Drums.
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PENN CAN SPEEDWAY
Sept. 18 results PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR A MAIN 1 (Aug. 28 makeup) — Davie Franek, Denny Peebles, Billy Vaninwegen, Matt Farnham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Stillwaggon, Jonathan Preston, Scott Kreutter, Parker Evans, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas, Kelly Hebing, Dallas Schott
PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR A MAIN 2 (Scheduled) — Matt Farnham, Danny Varin, Brett Wright, Scott Kreutter, Kelly Hebing, Jared Zimbardi, Dallas Schott, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jonathan Preston, Denny Peebles, Jordan Thomas, Jason Shultz, Kyle Smith, Davie Franek, Ryan Stillwagon, Joe Trenca, John Trenca, Jacob Balliet, Dave Axton, Dalton Herrick, Geoff Quackenbush, Tyler Cartier, Kyle Phillips
MODIFIEDS — Alan Barker, Kevin Harnett, Brett Tonkin, Butch Getz, Corey Costa, Nick Pecko, Marshall Hurd, Alan Rudalavage, Alex Stanton, Dan Vauter, Byron Worthing, Bailey Boyd, Mike Loney, Darwin Greene, Nick Petrilak, Joe Judge, Jeff Crambo, George Kostelansky, Leah Decker, Sam Allen, Brandon Fritch, Brian Malcolm, Danny Creeden, Randall Paxton
602 CRATE SPORTSMAN — Brett Tonkin, Mike Wilcha, Tyler Stoddard, Mike Nagel Jr., Ray Leonard, Dave Rosa, Alan Komar, Dan Soloman, Eddy Kudrako, Jared Green, Jermey Warren, Kyle Walsh, Frank Payne, Moose Gulley, Meckenzie Marsh, Jim O’hara, Travis Green
STREET STOCKS — Doug Polhamus, Eric Beach, Shane Wolf Jr., Dusty Decker, Abe Rohanick, Jimmy Sykes, Jerri Tonti, Shannon Oswald, Don Reeves, George Miller, Thomas Moon, Brett Vanteger, Tim Avants, Damon Decker, Kyle Stark, Ricky Davis, Mike Stoddard
600cc MODIFIEDS — Brett Grey, Chuck Lohmeyer, Dana Davis, Nick Robinson, Nolan Smith, John Dininny, Jeff Baldwin, Justin Hall, Sheldon Whitman, Tyler Smith, Bretton Miller, Ali Scutt, Stanley Matthews
JUNIOR DIVISION — Josh Landers
Sept. 19 results JUNIOR SLINGSHOT (20 Laps) — Paulie Hartwig; Charlene Benz James Hendricks; Chase Zimmer; Cole Perez; Carter Williams; Dillon Beadle; Brayden Morrison; Nick Bilello; Alex Mccann; Connor Mirabelli; Rilee Ike; Braxton Dembek; Kylie Hendricks; Brandon Walsh; 10X-jenna Amantea; Jakoby Thompson; Aidan Donaldson; Reanna Davis
ALL-STAR SLINGSHOT (20 Laps) — Shelby Mclaughlin; Scott Neary; James Benz; Wes Hearn; Taylor Mills; Andrew Turpin; Dale Kober; Thomas Nettleship; Amber Baccaglini; Doug
Smith Jr.; Paul Ennes; Joey Kalafut; Jeremy Hoffman; Kristen Bishop; Evan Vanvalkenburg; Pat Collins
SUPER SLINGERS (20 Laps) — Wes Hearn; Dale Kober; Mike Mclaughlin; Jeremy Hoffman; Pat Collins; Jim Conroy; David Guest; Dale Reed
XCEL TOUR (20 Laps) — Eric Freeman; Eric Whitby; Hunter Deihl; Ty Hoke; Kevin Mcginty; Thomas Prychka; Joshua Pepe; Korey Inglin; Olivia Schmeltzer; Travis Fichter; Brandon Graner; Timothy Vidal
ROOKIE WINGLESS 600 (20 Laps) — Cody Powell; Tony Parlanti; Jacob Homnick; Richie Maguire; Carmen Leggio Sr.; Dennis Chamberlain; Ricky Begnoshe; Bob Snyder Jr.; Ted Meixsell; Kenny Maconethy; Steve Schultz; Ryan Schultz; Rich Maguire; Victor Cleary; Bobby Smith
600 WINGLESS (20 Laps) — Joey Amantea; Noah Zielinski; Mick D’agostino; Zachery Bealer; Michael Nolf; Zack Weisenfluh; Morgan Rochelle; Jack Hanna; Brandon Nicholas; Kyle Ferrucci; Jacob Homnick; Richie Maguire; Kenny Maconethy; Dennis Chamberlain; Ricky Begnoshe; Matt Brown; Dennis Stawinsky Jr.; Tony Parlanti; Tim Manieri; Victor Cleary; Joel Smith
STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS (20 Laps) — Mark Mohr; Anthony Chrobak; Jeff Hineline; Michael Samony; Lawson Szerencits; Jacob Bierman; Sonny Tete; Peyton Knecht; Rob Tete; Joel Price; Nicki Smith; George Pultz; Kasey Hufcut; Chad Riddle; Tyler Billings; Johnny Fugelo; Evan Nolf
FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY Kirkwood, N.Y.
Sept. 19 results CRATE SPORTSMAN (25 Laps) — Tighe Sherlock, Bobby Flood, Gary Smith, Tyler Johnston, Matt Brewer, Dominic Roselli, A.J. Digsby, Daniel Morgiewicz, Charles Loiodice, David Dickey, Matt Sobiech, Colin White, Jim Cummings, Seth Zacharias, Lem Atkins, Mike Ward, Brian Durbin, Jared Miller, Kyle Plumstead, Michael Corbin, Tom Hampton, Devon Zona, Mike Murphy, Blaine Klinger, Mark Longstreet, Rusty Smith, Jake Mason.
CRATE SPORTSMAN FUTURES (20 Laps) — Alan Komar, Josh Allen, Ned Fitch, Chuck Culbertson, Matthew Backus, Kyle Walsh, Jeremy Warren. DNS Aiden Elliott.
FACTORY STOCK (20 Laps) — Kurtis Stickle, Josh Towner, Casey Mcpherson, Billy Shoemaker, Mike Chilson, Bob Slate, Charlie Towner. DNS – Adam Gilbert.
600cc MODIFIED (20 Laps) — Kenny Harris, James Randall, Nolan Smith, Jason Sullivan, Tyler Smith, Jake Waibel, Chelsee Beebe, Sheldon Whitman, Chuck Lohmeyer, Tom Shiner, Devon Green.
FWD FOUR CYLINDER EXPERT (15 Laps) — Josh Wilder, Dave Simms, Scott Miller, Brian Salmini, Doug Newbigging, Kevin Whitman, Randy Lane, Phil Clapper, Jessica Velez, Kyle Hart, Jimmy Difulvio.
FWD FOUR CYLINDER NOVICE (12 Laps) — John Maynard, Jason Colwell Sr., Billy Colwell, Greg Slater, Austin Slater, Mike Jenks, Ashley Slater.