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Due to the forecast of inclement weather with a high percentage chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms for today and this evening we have decided to cancel today’s Ron Baker Memorial. We will reschedule the event and put out the date in the coming days. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend and the second half has better weather!!

Fri 5/27-RON BAKER MEMORIAL presented by JRM EQUIPMENT

Crate Late Model/Pro Mod/Street Stock/Mini Stock/Bandit

Homan Thrashes Late Model Field at Freedom Opener
By DAVE SULLY
DELEVAN, NY- Veteran driver Chad Homan from Macedon, NY, journeyed to Freedom Motorsports Park for the track’s lidlifter on Friday, May 22nd and came away with a resounding triumph in the 25 lap Crate Late Model Feature. A healthy field of 13 Late Models boasted the likes of the previous week’s Genessee winner, Bill Holmes, along with long time competitors Paul Grigsby, Mike Wonderling, Randy Hall, and Jon Rivers. Unfortunately, car issues sidelined several cars. Holmes suffered fuel pump issues and wasn’t able to start, while Wonderling suffered damage in his heat, as did Randy Hall, sidelining them for the feature. Meanwhile, Grigsby had ignition problems and missed his heat forcing him to start scratch on the field. To top it off, Homan drew the pole, so the stars definitely lined up for him this night.
At the drop of the green, Homan eased in front after a strong challenge from Andy Michael early. Once clear of Michael, it was ‘see you later,’ as Homan drew out to a commanding lead in the caution-free event, that grew exponentially as the race progressed, reaching a straightaway after only three laps. His only real hindrance was when he entered lap traffic on the 13th circuit, when he encountered several slower cars battling for position, which briefly slowed his pace. Once clear of the lappers, he proceeded to build an immense lead of more than half a lap over Michael at the checkers and which saw him lap every car in the field up to third. Austin Allen, finished third, with Dave Dubois fourth. Grigsby battled up to finish fifth after starting at the rear.
In Victory Lane, Homan offered, “The 17 (Michael) put up a fight there early. Once I cleared him I felt like I had good momentum. I’ve never won here in anything. We’ve been kind of working on this type of surface and set up for that at some other tracks. The guys at Lazer give me just unbelievable stuff.” When informed that he had lapped up to the third place car, he offered, “I didn’t know that. I felt like I was getting held up by those guys and hoping no one was coming. The track was super racy. You could run top, bottom, anywhere you wanted to go.”
The Pro Mods had a good turnout of cars, as well, for their 20 lap feature, with 15 taking the green flag. Zain Harvey took the lead from the pole and built a five car length advantage, while veteran Adam Ashcroft fought his way into second from fourth. On lap seven Harvey slowed, as his right side hood latch failed and the hood raised up, allowing Ashcroft to take the top spot, with Dixon moving into second a lap later, taking John Woodward with him into third.
The leaders caught the slower cars on lap 10, followed immediately by a caution when veterans Critter Hemphill and Al Brewer got together in turn four. The restart produced a multi-car scrum in turn one. Through it all, the top three remained the same, with Ashcroft, Dixon, and John Woodward the principals. Ashcroft opened a slight lead,with Dixon stalking. Dixon was able to hound him over the final two laps, but Ashcroft held on for the win, with Dixon and Woodward close by.
In Victory Lane, Ashcroft declared, “At the end of last year, we hit on something. We’ve been trying stuff and it seemed like something clicked. Hopefully it keeps carrying on into this year.” On the race, he added, “I never went to the outside, but when you’re in second you get to search around a little bit. I saw his (Dixon’s) nose one time. I’ve raced with a him a long time and he always runs me clean.”
In other racing, Michael Oakes took the lead from the outside pole and led every lap in the 20 lap Street Stock Feature, with Justin Neff applying pressure toward the end Finally, DJ Williams swapped the lead with Jason Schumacher before prevailing in the 15 lap Mini Stock Feature.
NOTES: There was a representative crowd on hand in perfect weather, despite early day showers………..The total car count of 43 was representative of several tracks in the region, with fuel prices, tire, and parts shortages in the equation, as well, making it hard to predict the future.
Results:
Crate Late Models: (25 laps) – 1. Chad Homan, 2. Andy Michael, 3. Austin Allen, 4. Dave Dubois, 5. Paul Grigsby, 6. Adam Miller, 7. Jason Miller, 8. Jon Rivers, 9. TJ Downs, and 10. Chuck Lefleur. DNS: Bill Holmes, Mike Wonderling, and Randy Hall. Heat Winners were Homan and Allen.
Pro Mods: (20 laps) – 1. Adam Ashcroft, 2. Steve Dixon, 3. John Woodward, 4. Victor Earle Jr., 5. Jason Chaddock, 6. John Cline, 7. Critter Hemphill, 8. Garrett Miller, 9. Chad Arnold, 10. Tim Schram, 11. Dalton Bradley, 12. Al Brewer, 13. Tyler Oakes, 14. Zain Harvey, and 15. Josh Wilcox. Heat winners were Ashcroft and Dixon.
Street Stocks: (20 laps) – 1. Michael Oakes, 2. Justin Neff, 3. Tom Kemp, 4. Joe Chamberlain, 5. Jon Travis, 6. Jeff Sonnenberg, and 7. Randy Taylor. DNF: Shyler Maybee. Heat winner was Chamberlain.
Mini Stocks: (15 laps) – 1. DJ Williams, 2. Andy Schumacher, 3. Holden Heineman, 4. John Michael (bandit) 5. Joe Bieber, 6. Cody Wise, 7. Phil Vaughn, and 8. Bill Weatherly. Heat winner was DJ Williams. Bandit winner was John Michael.
We are looking for some help on race nights this season. We need some 50/50 sellers as well as someone who would like to help on the beer selling side of the concessions. Please look at our schedule and make sure your able to be there every night we are racing. These positions will be paid as well. If interested, please message us or email us at freedommotorsportspark@yahoo.com. It is a fun atmosphere to make a little extra money on Friday nights! Come join the team!

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FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK RELEASES EXCITING 2022 SCHEDULE

ARCADE, NY…Freedom Motorsports Park has released its 2022 season schedule, which features the return of some familiar fan favorite events…and some new twists.

In 2022, the Crate Late Model division will headline 5 of the 11 scheduled race programs, with the Super Late Models taking center stage for 5 events.  Both divisions will be a part of the season ending Freedom Fall Classic Weekend, presented by Previty Auto Wrecking and L&R Rolloff.  “We had great support from the Crate Late Model teams for the shows we had for them last year, so we’re increasing the number of events for them in 2022,” said Freedom Motorsports Park promoter Bob Reis.  “We wanted to balance our Super Late Model schedule with the Crate Late Model division so fans got to see some different cars and drivers and the teams didn’t have the pressure of running a full schedule every week or every race.”

One of Freedom’s most popular events returns on Friday, July 15th as Sahlen’s Hot Dogs presents the Sprint Car Spectacular.  The show is headlined by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, who are joined by the NY6A Sprints, Pro Mods, Mini Stocks, and Bandits.  “We were so disappointed to lose the 2021 sprint car event to weather, so I’m glad we are able to bring ESS back for another go in 2022,” Reis said.

The Super Late Model events will include Primetime Energy Night on Friday, June 10th, the Ron Baker Memorial on Friday, May 27th, presented by JRM Equipment, along with Yorkshire Battery Night on Friday, July 8th.  The Pete Loretto Memorial for Super Late Models will return on Friday, August 12th and the division will be a part of the Freedom Fall Classic Weekend.

Crate Late Models take center stage for Pepsi Opening Night on Friday, May 20th, Sixt Lumber Night on Friday, June 3rd, the $3,000 to win Russ Prentice Memorial presented by BDK Construction on Friday, June 24th, as well as the $2,000 to win Firecraker 40 on Friday, July 1st, presented by Mesler Trucking.  Additional Crate Late Model events happen on Sanzo Distributing/Budweiser Night on Friday, July 29th, and the Freedom Fall Classic Weekend.

The Pro Mod class also makes its return to be a part of the Freedom Motorsports Park slate for all events in 2022, highlighted by a $1,000 to win event as part of the Russ Prentice Memorial and a $1,500 to win event on Friday, July 15th as part of the Sahlen’s Hot Dogs Sprint Car Spectacular.  The Russ Prentice Memorial will also feature a $1,000 to win event for Street Stocks, who appear on all shows except the July 15th event.  The Mini Stock and Bandit classes will also be a part of all of Freedom Motorsports Park’s shows in 2022.