COMING UP FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH: Briggs Transportation/Budweiser presents the PETE LORETTO MEMORIAL for Super Late Models ($3,000 to win plus lap money) plus Pro Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits. Season Championship Night for all divisions. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
JEREMY WONDERING CAPTURES CRATE LATE MODEL CHALLENGE AT FREEDOM
ARCADE, NY…..Jeremy Wonderling cashed in for a $1,000 payday Friday night on Prime Time Energy Services night, as he took the honors in the 25-lap Crate Late Model Challenge feature event.
Wonderling started at the front of the field, but had to pass early leader Dusty Waters a couple of laps in. One out front, Wonderling was able to blast away from the field and open up a big gap while Dusty and John Waters battled for the runnerup spot. John got the second spot as Dusty slid high, moving Steve Dixon into third. At the finish, Wonderling took a commanding win, with John Waters second, Dixon third, Paul Grigsby fourth, and Dusty Waters fifth.
The Pro Mods were gunning for a $1,500 payday in the Bellinger Electric/Close Racing Supply Shootout event, and Dennis Lunger and Adam Ashcroft had a fantastic battle through the first two thirds of the feature, with Lunger using lapped traffic late in the race to open up a gap on Ashcroft that he carried to the checkers. Ashcroft had to settle for second, followed by Al Brewer, Steve Dixon, and Duane Powers.
THe 20-lap Street Stock feature was a race long battle between Bill Taylor and Joe Chamberlin, who raced side by side for several laps during the event, with both taking turns at the point. When the checkers fell, Taylor had bested Chamberlin, but both drivers were disqualified, which handed the feature win to Tom Kemp, who crossed the line in the third spot. Tim Schram, Randy Taylor, Ted Mascho, and Andy Eastman were the rest of the top five finishers.
THe Mini Stock feature turned into a two car battle at the front of the field between Andy Schumaker and Holden Heineman. Schumaker was able to pull away just past the halfway point and went on to claim the win over Heineman, William Weller Jr, Joe Bieber, and Rick Sperry.
After having problems with his car after the Bandit heat race, Ridge Cobb borrowed the Schumaker car and drove it home over Kaden Michael to take the win in their feature event.
Racing continues at Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday, August 13th with the Pete Loretto Memorial for Super Late Models, paying #3,000 to win plus lap money. The Pro Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits will also be on the card and it will be Season Championship night in all divisions, presented by Budweiser and Briggs Transportation. For more information visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com .
RACE SUMMARY-PRIME TIME ENERGY SERVICES-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-JUNE 25, 2021
CRATE LATE MODELS-JEREMY WONDERLING, John Waters, Steve Dixon, Paul Grigsby, Dusty Waters, Rich Michael, Bill Holmes, Steve LeBarron, JJ Mazur, Chuck LaFleur, David Pangrazio, Billy DuBois, Jon Rivers, DJ Krug.
BELLINGER ELECTRIC/CLOSE RACING SUPPLY PRO MOD SHOOTOUT-DENNIS LUNGER, Adam Ashcroft, Al Brewer, Steve Dixon, Duane Powers, Brodie Hill, John Woodward Jr, Adam Peterson, Tyler Oakes, Tyler Carlin, Dean Ingalls, Justin Chaddock, Brian Mohawk, Brent Ritter Sr, Tim Schram.
STREET STOCK-TOM KEMP, Tim Schram, Randy Taylor, Ted Mascho, Andy Eastman, Nate Arnold, Bill Demick, Aaron Miller, Justin Neff, Blaze Harrison, Pete Pieczynski (DNS), Kurt Miller (DNS), Michael Oakes (DNS), Bill Taylor (DQ), Joe Chamberlin (DQ).
MINI STOCK-ANDY SCHUMAKER, Holden Heineman, William Weller Jr, Joe Bieber, Rick Sperry, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Neamon, Josh Torrence (DNS), Sam Fuller (DNS).
BANDITS-RIDGE COBB, Kaden Michael, Cody Atwater (DNS), Bryson Hill (DNS).
ARCADE, NY…..Two was the magic number Friday night at Freedom Motorsports Park as four drivers took their second wins of the season on Sixt Lumber Night.
It was another dominant performance for Andy Schumaker in the Mini Stock feature as he went wire to wire for the win, with only a lap 6 caution putting him within sight of Brian Johnson and DJ Williams, who spent the first two thirds of the race battling for second. At the finish, Schumaker had win number two on the year, with Johnson getting the better of Williams in the race for second. Curt Rung and Rick Heeman rounded out the top five.
The 12-lap Bandit feature was won by Ridge Cobb, his second of the year, with Cody Atwater, Kayley Bacon, Seth Johnson, Cole Harding.
Racing continues at Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday, July 2nd with the Zimmers Service Center ULMS Pete Loretto Memorial for Super Late Models, presented by Briggs Transport. All of the regular divisions in will be in action for the event, with heats starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com .
The 15-lap Prime Time Energy Services Mini Stock feature found Andy Schumaker coming from mid pack to the lead at the end of lap 1, and was dominating the race till a red on lap 14 for a fire on Trevor Putt’s car. That set up a one lap dash that put Holden Hineman on Schumaker’s back bumper, but Schumaker held on to take the win.
WONDERLING SHINES IN SUPER LATE MODEL WIN AT FREEDOM
ARCADE, NY…..A beautiful, warm night greeted fans and racers at Freedom Motorsports Park as Clayson Construction hosted the first competitive racing event at the track since the end of the 2019 season.
The 25-lap Super Late Model feature saw MIke Wonderling grab the early lead with Wyatt Scott moving into second a couple of laps in. Jason Harmon’s spin on lap 11 bunched the field for a restart. Greg Oakes took second from Scott on the restart, but on lap 20, Scott retook that spot and chased after Wonderling. Oakes wound up having a flat right rear with two to go, which set up a final restart. Scott challenged hard, but Wonderling held on for the win with Scott just a car length back in second. Andy Boozel, Greg Oakes, and Kyle Bedell rounded out the top five.
Ray Bliss Jr took thelead at the beginning of the 20-lap DIRTcar Sprotsman feature event and battled for a few laps with Sam Hoxie until Hoxie slid underneath and took the lead. Hoxie extended his lead to a full straightaway advantage at the finish, with Bliss holding off DeWitt for second. Mike Eastman was fourth.
The 20-lap Pro Mod feature began with Steve Dixon grabbing the lead, with Al Brewer and Adam Ashcroft fighting for second. A lap 6 spin by Brian Mohawk gathered the field for a restart, which saw Dixon lose the lead to Ashcroft, but Dixon returned the favor on the next restart. Dixon and Ashcroft continued their lead battle all the way to the finish, with Dixon getting the victory by a car length. Duane Powers, Al Brewer, and Justin Chaddock rounded out the top five.
In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, Joe Chamberlin led until Bill Taylor was abe to move past him on lap 8. Tom Kemp also moved past Chamberlin and spent the middle stages of the race trying to run down the leader, finally catching him in traffic on lap 16. On the next lap, Kemp was able to use a lapped car to take the lead, but the yellow flew after Taylor’s contact with that car and he stopped on track under yellow and he had to be pushed to the pits. Kemp held off Chamberlin on the final restart to claim his first ever Street Stock win at Freedom, followed by Chamberlin, Damian Long, Randy Taylor, and Aaron Miller.
The 15-lap Mini Stock race was a three way battle between early leader Andy Schumaker, Brad Whiteside, and Ryan Allen. Allen took the lead on lap 5 while Whiteside and Schumaker battled for second. At the line, Allen crossed a car length in front of Whiteside who was half a car length ahead of Schumaker. However, Allen’s car failed a post race inspection and the win was awarded to Whiteside over Schumaker, with Andrew Kreamer and Trevor Putt rounding out the top five.
In the 12-lap Bandit feature, Cody Atwater led the entire distance to take the win over Bryson Hill.
Freedom Motorsports Park returns to action Friday, June 11th on Bellinger Electric Night with the Super Late Models, DIRTcar Sportsman, Pro/Econo Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com .
RACE SUMMARY-CLAYSON CONSTRUCTION NIGHT-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-JUNE 4, 2021
SUPER LATE MODELS-MIKE WONDERLING, Wyatt Scott, Andy Boozel, Greg Oakes, Kyle Bedell, Mike Smith, Jason Harmon, Cody Egner (DNS).
DIRTcar SPORTSMAN-SAM HOXIE, Ray Bliss Jr, Bryon DeWitt, Mike Eastman, (car 3).
PRO/ECONO MOD-STEVE DIXON, Adam Ashcroft, Duane Powers, Al Brewer, Justin Chaddock, Victor Earle Jr, John Woodward Jr, Brian Mohawk, Brodie Hill, Dalton Bradley, (car49k), Tim Schram, Brett Ritter Sr.
STREET STOCKS-TOM KEMP, Joe Chamberlin, Damian Long, Randy Taylor, Aaron Miller, Dennis Cummings, Ted Mascho, Bill Taylor, Jim Weatherley, Rob Miszczal, Sherman Gage, Michael Oakes, Justin Neff (DNS).
MINI STOCKS-BRAD WHITESIDE, Andy Schumaker, Andrew Kreamer, Trevor Putt, Holden Hineman, Dylan Strade, Joe Bieber, Ryan Allen (DQ).
BANDITS-CODY ATWATER, Bryson Hill.