GRIGSBY COLLECTS RON BAKER MEMORIAL WIN AT FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK ARCADE, NY.....Bright, sunny skies greeted teams and fans as Freedom Motorsports Park opened its 2023 season with a full card of racing on Mesler Trucking LLC night, highlighted by the East Coast Speed RUSH Crate Late Models running in the annual Ron Baker Memorial. Paul Grigsby pulled out to an early lead in the 30-lap Ron Baker Memorial event, with Andy Michael locked in battle with David Pangrazio for second. John Waters made some quick moves early on to move into fifth as race leader Grigsby pulled away. Pangrazio took second from Michael at the lap 8 mark and chased after Grigsby as Waters battled Dave DuBois for fifth spot. The race's first yellow flew for a Billy DuBois spin on lap 19, and on the restart, Grigsby and Pangrazio pulled away while Chuck LaFleur battled Michael for third. LaFleur eventually passed Michaelf for third, with Waters following him into fourth. Grigsby carried it the rest of the way for the $2,000 payday, with Pangrazio, LaFleur, Dave DuBois, and Michael completing the top five. East Coast Speed RUSH Crate Late Model heats were won by John Waters and Chuck LaFleur. The 25-lap Close Racing Supply RUSH Pro Mod feature saw Steve Dixon jump out to the early lead. Bill Holmes moved to second past Tyler Oakes on lap 3 as Adam Ashcroft took fourth. Ashcroft moved to third, then to second past Holmes on lap 6. The race's first yellow flew when Garrett Miller and Nick Arnold spun in turn two. On the restart, Dixon pulled away and Ashcroft battled Holmes for second. As Ashcroft battled with Dixon for the lead, Zain Harvey began a charge, moving into third by lap 20. Ashcroft got alongside Dixon on a couple of occasions, but Dixon hung tough and took a one car length feature win at the flag, followed by Ashcroft, Harvey, Holmes and Oakes. Close Racing Supply Pro Mod heats were won by Adam Ashcroft and Critter Hemphill. In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, Justin Neff and Randy Taylor brought the field to green with Neff taking the lead. Taylor slipped wide on the backstretch on lap 2, which allowed Joe Chamberlain to move into the runnerup spot. A red flag came out on lap 5 when Ryan Sullivan caught the frontstretch wall and flipped. He was OK. When racing resumed, Chamberlain's car faltered and he dropped out. Two laps later, Kemp sailed around the outside to take the lead from Neff. Kemp drove away from Neff and the defending track champion took the win, with Neff, Taylor, Skylar Maybee, and Dale Rissinger. The Street Stock heat was won by Justin Neff. In the 15-lap Mini Stock feature, Brad Whiteside jumped to the early lead with Andy Shumaker moving past Bill Weatherley to go into second. As the top four started to string out, John Michael and Rich Conte had a great side by side race for fifth. Whiteside pulled away for an easy win over Shumaker, Weatherley, Putt, and Michael. Mini Stock heats were won by Brad Whiteside and Andy Shumaker. In the 10-lap Bandit feature, Raiddan Wilson bested Khloe Griffin, and in the RUSH Stock car feature, Kaden Michael outdueled Lane Reinwald for the feature victory. The Bandit heat was won by Raiddan Wilson and the RUSH Stock Car heat was won by Kaden Michael. Racing continues at Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday, June 2nd with the East Coast Speed RUSH Crate Late Models, Close Racing Supply RUSH Pro Mods, Street Stocks/RUSH Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, and Bandits. Racing will be presented by IronListing.Com and will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com . RACE SUMMARY-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-MESLER TRUCKING LLC NIGHT-MAY 26, 2023 EAST COAST SPEED RUSH CRATE LATE MODEL 'RON BAKER MEMORIAL'-PAUL GRIGSBY, David Pangrazio, Chuck LaFleur, Dave DuBois, Andy Michael, Dan Bennett, John Waters, JJ Mazur, Brad Mesler, Bill Taylor, Jason Dobson, Jacob Peterson, Ian Travis, Zach Carley (DNS). CLOSE RACING SUPPLY RUSH PRO MOD FEATURE-STEVE DIXON, Adam Ashcroft, Zain Harvey, Bill Holmes, Tyler Oakes, Josh Wilcox, John Woodward Jr, Critter Hemphill, Tim Schram, Nick Arnold, Derek Austin, Tyler Sutton, Bryson Hill, Al Brewer, Garrett Miller. STREET STOCK FEATURE-TOM KEMP, Justin Neff, Randy Taylor, Skylar Maybee, Dale Rissinger, Joe Chamberlain, Ryan Sullivan, Scott DeRock, Ron Richter (DNS). RUSH STOCK CAR FEATURE-KADEN MICHAEL, Lane Reinwald. MINI STOCK FEATURE-BRAD WHITESIDE, Andy Shumaker, Bill Weatherley, Trevor Putt, John Michael, Rich Conte, Ken Weatherley, Tyler Pastorious, Joe Bieber, Devon Tarr. BANDIT FEATURE-RAIDDAN WILSON, Khloe Griffin.
AND COMING UP ON JUNE 9TH…
Attention all Rush crate late model racers..
In 2022 we had decided to put all the crate late models on a 55 right rear in an effort to have adequate supply of tires considering there was a shortage of tires just about everywhere, and you would be able to get more races out of a tire with the harder compound. We were concerned about how that would work but it turned out very well as we had three photo finished crate late model features in a row at the end of the year.
2023 is a new year…as we are now a Rush sanctioned track for the Crate Late Models.
We were going to continue to mandate the 55 right rear as it was working out well but it was pointed out to us by Rush management that per the rule book we have to allow the 25 tire on the right rear also as an option.
So that being said you can run a 25 or a 55 right rear this year to be consistent with all the other Rush tracks.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused..
We are looking at holding a practice night on Friday, May 12th if weather co-operates…we will post details as we get closer to that date.
For Super Late Model teams competing in the Pete Loretto Memorial on June 19th: In an effort to keep things uniform with other tracks & touring series, the National Late Model tires will be mandated, with 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s accepted for use (1’s will not be legal, nor any other national LM tire).
Super Late Models and East Coast Speed RUSH Crate Late Models will compete on BOTH nights of the Freedom Fall Classic on 9/8 and 9/9.
2023 SCHEDULE NOW POSTED ON SCHEDULE PAGE!
Opening Day: Friday, May 19th
Regular Classes Include:
East Coast Speed RUSH Crate Late Models/Close Racing Supply RUSH Pro Mods/Street Stocks & RUSH Stock Cars/Mini Stocks/Bandits
FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES DIVISIONAL SPONSORS FOR 2023
ARCADE, NY…..Freedom Motorsports Park is gearing up for the 2023 racing season and is proud to announce two divisional sponsors for divisions competing under the RUSH sanction at the track this season.
East Coast Speed will be the division sponsor for the RUSH Crate Late Model division. Based in Batavia, NY, East Coast Speed has been in the racing business for three decades. The company evolved from three friends racing on local dirt tracks in New York State, working out of a garage referred to as the “Ghetto,” to a multifaceted facility where we continue to serve all of their clients’ racing needs. They are housed in a complete fabrication facility that includes a fully stocked parts department, carrying a complete line of all major brands. Their website is www.eastcoastspeed.com.
Close Racing Supply (CRS) has come on board to sponsor the RUSH Pro Mod division at Freedom for 2023. Based in Eldred, PA, Close Racing Supply was originally started in 1996 by local late model racer Bob Close. Bob started the business to service a few local race tracks with tires, fuel, and parts. In the spring of 2021, construction began on a larger facility to become the new home of CRS. This new space was able to give us more room for greater inventory, a larger showroom, and a larger shop space. All of this to take care of their growing customer base. Their website is www.closeracingsupply.com.
For more information about Freedom Motorsports Park, please visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com or email email@example.com.
Freedom Motorsports Park RETURNS UNDER HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES BANNER FOR 2023; RUSH LATE MODELS TO BE SANCTIONED AFTER A 6-YEAR ABSENCE; PRO MODS TO BE SANCTIONED FOR THE 1ST TIME
By Mike Leone
January 29, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Delevan, NY)…The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is excited to announce that Freedom Motorsports Park has signed on as a weekly-sanctioned track for 2023. The 1/3-mile western New York dirt track operated by Bob Reis will have both its Late Model and Pro Mod divisions sanctioned for Friday night competition.
Freedom, which was one of the original four weekly tracks that ran Late Models when Chevrolet Performance crate engine racing debuted in the Northeast in 2007, and was previously under the RUSH banner for its Late Model division from 2014 through 2016. After a six-year absence, RUSH will sanction the Late Model division at Freedom, and for the first time ever the Pro Mod division will be sanctioned by RUSH.
“We’re excited to have Freedom back under the RUSH banner,” stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “This will be a great addition for western New York racers to add an additional night of competition to accumulate RUSH points and for those racers that have been Freedom regulars to take part in our point funds. The Pro Mod racers will now have a three-night circuit in the region as Freedom will join up with Stateline on Saturday nights and Bradford on Sunday nights.”
RUSH Late Model member racers will be able to participate at Freedom in 2023 and be eligible for all of the programs including the National Weekly Series Championship, “Track Pack Bonus” program, and the “Futures Cup” for those eligible racers. While membership is not mandatory to compete in any RUSH-sanctioned event, membership also includes a $100,000 excess participant accident policy, which is over and above drivers’ health insurance and speedways’ participant accident policy.
The “Track Pack Bonus” is offered to all RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways, and once again in 2023 will award $2,500 that each track’s top six member racers will share. The 2023 RUSH member champion at Freedom will earn $1,000 with $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, $200 for fifth, and $100 for sixth.
RUSH Pro Mod racers compete for a 20-position, $15,000+ Weekly Series Championship that pays $3,500 to-win. Eligible teenagers can also compete for the “Futures Cup” Championship.
Late Model and Pro Mod racers that are not currently on the RUSH driver/owner contact list, should contact the RUSH Office to be added by providing your name, address, phone # and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 724-964-9300.
Freedom is located at 11099 Bixby Hill Road, Delevan, New York 14042. Their website is www.freedommotorsportspark.com. Like them on Facebook by searching for Freedom Motorsports Park.
The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at email@example.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
ANOTHER 2023 RACE ANNOUNCEMENT! The annual Pete Loretto Memorial for Super Late Models has been scheduled for Friday, June 9th, 2023…Boom Briggs AND Max Blair are expected to be part of the field!
2023 RACE DATE ANNOUNCED! The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will return to Freedom on Friday, July 14th, 2023…stay tuned for more schedule announcements!
MAZUR AND SUSICE SHINE ON NIGHT TWO OF THE FREEDOM FALL CLASSIC
DELEVAN, NY…..Night number two of the BDK Construction Fall Classic featured the return of the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds, who hadn’t competed at the track since 2019.
In the 29-lap Big Block/Small Block Modified feature, Ricky Newton grabbed the lead at the start with Chad Brachmann and Ryan Susice in tow. Susice took the lead on lap 6 and pulled away from Newton while Brachmann battled Luke Carleton for third spot. Brachmanm found the outside groove around the halfway point and pulled a solid move to take second on lap 16, but Susice was nearly half a lap ahead in the top spot. Susice didn’t encounter lapped traffic till lap 22, but maintained his advantage and took the win, which offered a spot in the Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway. Brachmann held off Carleton for second, followed by Newton and James Sweeting. The event ran with no cautions.
Modified heats were won by Chad Brachman and Ryan Susice.
The 29-lap Crate Late Model feature saw JJ Mazur take the early lead from Steve Labarron while Mike Wonderling grabbed third from Steve Dixon. The leaders hit lapped traffic just past the halfway point, with the top four all close together. Labarron had a bobble that dropped him to fifth behind Paul Grigsby as Wonderling grabbed second and tried to run Mazur down. Mazur threaded through the lapped traffic and pulled away in the late stages to take the victory in the caution-free contest, with Wonderling, Dixon, Grigsby, and Labarron rounding out the top five.
Crate Late Model heats were won by Steve Labarron and Mike Wonderling.
In the 29-lap Pro Mod feature, Brodie Hill took the lead from Zain Harvey while Steve Dixon, Tyler Sutton, and Victor Earle Jr fought for third. After a quick caution bunched the field, Dixon passed both Hill and Harvey for the lead. Dixon built up a lead over Harvey and Sutton as Adam Ashcroft started tearing through the field, moving into fourth near the halfway point. Sutton spun out of the second spot, which brought out the caution and set up a battle between Friday night’s winner, Dixon, and Ashcroft. Ashcroft took his best shot on a lap 20 restart, getting alongside Dixon on a couple of occasions, but Dixon roared away to take the win over Ashcroft, Harvey, Tyler Oakes, and Victor Earle Jr.
Pro Mod heats were won by Adam Ashcroft, Tyler Sutton, and Steve Dixon.
The 20-lap Street Stock main event got a bump up to $750 to win from BDK Construction, and Bobby Lippa Jr snagged the lead at the start from Justin Neff. Joe Chamberlain had an issue and dropped out on lap 2 as Lippa spun in front of the field, with everyone avoiding contact. Neff inherited the lead as Tom Kemp and Byron Dewitt battled for second. Kemp and Neff battled for the lead while Tim Schram slipped past Dweitt for third, but Schram spun out of the spot a few laps later. Neff and Kemp battled furiously over teh final laps, with Kemp taking the lead on the backstretch on the final lap to get the win. Neff was second, followed by Dewitt, Lippa, and Zac Walsh.
Street Stock heats were won by Justin Neff and Bobby Lippa Jr.
In the 20-lap Mini stock feature, Wesley Houghtalking took the early lead, but Friday night winner DJ Williams quickly grabbed second from John Michael and started running him down. Michael had contact with James Gayton and had to pit to change a flat. Williams ran down Houghtalking in traffic late in the race as Gayton charged back through the field to take third from Nate Freeland. Williams got caught by a car entering the pits and wound up having to detour into the pits, which left Houghtaling with an easy cruise to the win over Gayton, Freeland, Horton and John Michael.
Mini Stock heats were won by Wesley Houghtaling and Dylan Strade.
The 12-lap Bandit feature was won by Raiddan Wilson over Tyler Foster, Jaeden Tarr, Caden Michael, and Dennis Harrison.
The Bandit heat was won by Raiddan Wilson.
Saturday’s events concluded the 2022 season at Freedom Motorsports Park. A big thanks to all of the competitors and fans for their support! Racing returns to Freedom in 2023!
RACE RESULTS-BDK CONSTRUCTION FALL CLASSIC-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
BIG BLOCK/SMALL BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE-RYAN SUSICE, Chad Brachmann, Luke Carleton, Ricky Newton, James Sweeting, Phil Vigneri III, Noah Walker, Kyle Inman, Dave Flanagan, Shannon Whaley, Tony Pangrazio, John Venuto.
CRATE LATE MODEL FEATURE-JJ MAZUR, Mike Wonderling, Steve Dixon, Paul Grigsby, Steve Labarron, Kurt Stebbins, Chuck LaFleur, Bill Holmes, Kyle Murray, Jon Rivers, Dan Bennett, Brian Kotarski, Steve Hauser, Jim Mazur, Jason armon, Carl Shefler.
PRO MOD FEATURE-STEVE DIXON, Adam Ashcroft, Zain Harvey, Tyler Oakes, Victor Earle Jr, John Woodward, Brodie Hill, Critter Hemphill, Tyler Sutton, Kane Stebbins, Ian DeGolier, Nick Arnold, Tom Root, Donnie May, Tim Schram, Dustin Goss, Justin Chaddock, Al Brewer, Billy Demming, Nick Mohawk, Ryan Sanders.
STREET STOCK FEATURE-TOM KEMP, Justin Neff, Byron Dewitt, Bobby Lippa Jr, Zac Walsh, Dale Rissinger Jr, Randy Taylor, Tim Schram, Nate Arnold, Kurt Stebbins, Joe Chamberlain, Ian Curtis (DNS).
MINI STOCK FEATURE-WESLEY HOUGHTALING, James Gayton, Nate Freeland, Chris Horton, John Michael, Bill Weatherley, Ken Weatherley, Kyle Vanlool, DJ Williams, Jacob Knapp, Cole Susice, Blaze Harrison, Billy Williams, Dylan Strade, Bryson Hill, Tim Fisher.
BANDIT FEATURE-RAIDDAN WILSON, Tyler Foster, Jaeden Tarr, Caden Michael, Dennis Harrison (DNS).
JEREMY WONDERLING AND MIKE KNIGHT AND CAPTURE PHOTO FINISH WINS ON FIRST NIGHT OF FALL CLASSIC AT FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK
DEVELAN, NY…..It was a wild night of action for the BDK Construction Fall Classic at Freedom Motorsports park, highlighted by photo finishes in both the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model divisions on the first of two nights of racing.
The 30-lap Super Late Model feature saw Mike Knight and Ryan Montgomery battle for the early lead as they pulled away from Wyatt Scott. Jason Genko and Garrett Mott batlled for fourth and fifth at the halfway point, with Genko getting the position on lap 16. The event went caution free till lap 28 when Mott broke and hit the backstretch wall, which bunched the field for a final restart. Montgomery had the lead on the white flag lap, but Knight rolled past coming off turn four on the final lap to snag the win. Scott had an issue coming off turn four to the checkers, allowing Greg Oakes to slip past for third and Jason Genko got by Wyatt for fourth as they came across the line.
Super Late Model heats were won by Mike Knight and Ryan Montgomery. The fast time in the Super Late Models in qualifying was set by Mike Knight at a 13.762.
In the 30-lap Duke Duclon Memorial for the Crate Late Models, Bryce Davis outdragged Brady Wonderling for the early lead, but a multi car crash involving Kurt Stebins and several others brought out a red after 2 laps. While many were able to continue, Brian Kotarski and Paul Grigsby wound up on the hook after the meleee. Davis pulled away on the restart, with Jeremy Wonderling and Mike Wonderling making moves to close in on the leaders. Chris Fleming’s car came to a stop on lap 11 which set up another restart. Homan spun in turn two, which created another multi car spin situation and collected Matt Latta and Steve Dixon. Genko snuck into second on the restart as Jeremy and Brady Wonderling battled. As Davis hit traffic, Genko and Jeremy Wonderling closed in and the final five laps saw them all dicing back and forth, trading the lead. The trio came three wide off the final corner and in a flat out drag race to the line, Wonderling took the win by less than half a car length over Genko and Davis in an absolutely thrilling finish. Brady Wonderling and Holmes rounded out the top five.
Crate Late Model heats were won by Jeremy Wonderling, Jason Knowles, and Brady Wonderling . The fast time for the Crate Late Models was set by Jeremy Wonderling at 15.158, which earned him a $111 cash award from Max and Brandy Blair.
The 20-lap Pro Mod feature started with Adam Ashcroft taking the early lead and finding himself in lapped traffic early with Zain Harvey giving chase, while Steve Dixon broke into third and tried to chase down the lead duo. The first caution flew for Victor Earle and Chad Arnold’s spin on lap 10, setting up a restart. Dixon grabbed second on the restart and snagged the lead from Ashcroft before another yellow flew. Harvey slid wide o the next restart, which allowed Brodie Hill to take third as Dixon and Ashcroft battled for the lead. A spin by Andy Eastman set up a two lap shootout to the finish. Dixon held off Ashcroft for the win, followed by Hil, Critter Hemphill, and Tyler Oakes.
Pro Mod heats were won by Adam Ashcroft, Tyler Oakes, and Critter Hemphill.
In the 29-lap Russ Prentice Memorial for the Street Stocks, Dale Rissinger and Justin Neff battled for the early lead as Tom Kemp rocketed into third spot. Byron Dewitt made a great moved on the restart to take the top spot and pulled away from Neff and Kemp as Rissinger slid to fifth behind Kurt Stebbins. A red flag flew on lap 14 when Steve Skalar rode up on the frontstretch wall and did a roll onto his roof. He was OK. When racing resumed, Kemp grabbed second and tried to chase down Dewitt, grabbing the lead on lap 19 when Dewitt bobbled. Neff and Gage had separate incidents on lap 20 that knocked them to the back of the field and under the ensuing yellow Stebbins had a mechanical issue and had to get towed to the pits. In the final run to the finish, Kemp pulled away from Dewitt for the win, with Bill Taylor, Bobby Lippa Jr, and Bill Taylor rounded out the top five.
Street Stock heats were won by Tom Kemp, Kurt Stebbins, and Sherman Gage.
The 15-lap Mini Stock feature started with DJ Williams and Andrew Kreamer trading the lead back and forth and they were soon joined by Andy Schumaker and Brad Whiteside. Schumaker grabbed the second spot on lap 4 and Whiteside moved into third just before a caution flew for Holden Heineman smacked the wall in turn four to bring out a yellow. Whiteside got second on the restart and chased after leader Williams while Trever Putt battled Bryson Hill for fifth. Williams pulled away in the closing laps and took the feature win, followed by Whiteside, Schumaker, Kreamer, and Fisher.
Mini Stock heats were won by DJ Williams, Bryson Hill, and Andrew Kreamer.
The 10-lap Bandit feature saw Raiddan Wilson take the lead from Kayden Michael, but Michael caught Wilson’s faltering car coming under the white flag, and held Wilson off by a wheel at the finish to take the win, followed by Dennis Harrison and Jaeden Tarr.
The Fall Classic continues at Freedom Motorsports Park on Saturday, September 10th with the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds making a return for an Outlaw 200 Qualifier, with Crate Late Models, Pro Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits also on the card. Racing begins on September 10th at 6:30pm. For more information, visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com .
RACE SUMMARY-FALL CLASSIC NIGHT 1-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-SEPT. 9TH, 2022
SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE-MIKE KNIGHT, Ryan Montgomery, Greg Oakes, Jason Genko, Wyatt Scott, Andy Boozel, Kyle Bedell, Garrett Mott, Dutch Davies (DNS), Dave Hess (DNS).
CRATE LATE MODEL DUKE DUCLON MEMORIAL FEATURE-JEREMY WONDERLING, Jason Genko, Bryce Davis, Brady Wonderling, Bill Holmes, Chad Homan, Gary Young, Andy Michael, Matt Latta, Chuck LaFleur, Mike Wonderling, Jason Knowles, Dan Bennett, Steve Dixon, Kurt Stebbins, Steve Houser, Jim Mazur, Jason Harmon, Chris Fleming, Austin Allen, Jon Rivers, Paul Grigsby, Brian Kotarski.
PRO MOD FEATURE-STEVE DIXON, Adam Ashcroft, Brodie Hill, Critter Hemphill, Tyler Oakes, Zain Harvey, John Woodward, Tyler Sutton, Tim Schram, Justin Chaddock, Tom Root, Billy Demby, Kane Stebbins, Victor Earle, Chad Arnold, Dennie May, Dalton Bradley, Dustin Goss, Kirk Mohawk, Andy Eastman, Garrett Miller.
RUSS PRENTICE MEMORIAL STREET STOCK FEATURE-TOM KEMP, Byron Dewitt, Bill Taylor, Bobby Lippa Jr, Bill Taylor, Ian Travis, Kevin Hill, Dana Maybee, Justin Neff, Shylar Maybee, Scott DeRock, Sherman Gage, Kurt Stebbins, Joe Chamberlain, Steve Skalar, Jaren Israel (DNS), Tim Schram (DQ).
MINI STOCK FEATURE-DJ WILLIAMS, Brad Whiteside, Andy Schumaker, Andrew Kreamer, Bryson Hill, Trever Putt, John Michael, Dan Bittinger, Bill Weatherley, Curt Rung, Joe Bieber, Ken Weatherley, Devan Tarr, Blaze Harrison, Holden Heineman, Victor Farr III, Tim Fisher (DNS).
BANDIT FEATURE-RAIDDAN WILSON, Kayden MIchael, Dennis Harrison, Jaeden Tarr.
HOMAN WINS AGAIN AT FREEDOM, CAPTURING RON BAKER MEMORIAL RACE
ARCADE, NY…..Warm, sunny skies greeted fans and competitors at Freedom Motorsports Park Friday night for the Ron Baker Memorial for Crate Late Models, plus a program of Pro Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits.
In the Crate Late Model feature, Steve Dixon led from the pole until Chad Homan worked his way to second on lap 6. Two laps later, Homan pulled an outside pass to take the lead as Chuck LeFleur battled with Chris Fleming for third. Homan pulled away until the race’s lone yellow on lap 15. Dixon had a mechanical issue and fell by the wayside into the pits, which allowed Homan to pull a huge lead on Fleming, who had worked his way back into second place. LeFleur battled with Paul Grigsby late in the race for third. When the checkers flew, Homan snagged another win, followed by Fleming, Grigsby, LeFleur, and Murray.
Crate Late Model heats were won by Chris Fleming and Steve Dixon.
The 20-lap Pro Mod feature got off to a rough start with a multi-car pileup that involved nearly half the field in turn one of lap 1. Once that was sorted out, Dixon jumped out to the lead over Zain Harvey, while Adam Ashcroft slid into the top five after avoiding the opening lap chaos. Dixon, Harvey, and Ashcroft fought for the lead while Justin Chaddock and Critter Hemphill came into the top five after their involvement in the opening lap pileup.
Pro Mod heats were won by Steve Dixon, Critter Hemphill, and Tyler Oakes.
The 20-lap Street Stock feature saw Tom Kemp grab the early lead from Joe Chamberlin. Kemp pulled away from Chamberlin at the halfway point as Bill Taylor and Justin Neff battled for third spot until Neff spun on lap 11. Taylor and Chamberlin then battled for second as they tried to catch Kemp, with Randy Taylor moving in to battle Bill Taylor for third in the late going. At the finish, Kemp scored another win, followed by Chamberlin, Bill Taylor, Randy Taylor, and Ian Travis.
Street Stock heats were won by Joe Chamberlin and Tom Kemp.
In the 15-lap Mini Stock feature, Brad Whiteside pulled out a good lead from the drop of the green over a battle between Curt Rung and Andy Schumaker. As Whiteside held the lead and Rung and Schumaker battled, John Michael fought for the fifth spot with Holden Heineman. Bryson Hill spun out of the fourth spot with just a couple of laps to go, which set up a shootout to the finish. Whiteside held off Schumaker for the win, followed by Rung, Michael, and Heineman.
Mini Stock heats were won by Bryson Hill and Holden Heineman.
Kayden Michael held off Seth Johnson over the 10 lap distance to capture Friday night’s Bandit feature win. The Bandit heat was won by Kaden Michael.
Friday, July 1st, Mesler Trucking will present the Firecracker 40 for Crate Late Models, along with the Pro Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bandits. For more information, visit www.freedommotorsportspark.com .
RACE SUMMARY-RON BAKER MEMORIAL NIGHT-FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK-JUNE 24, 2022
RON BAKER MEMORIAL FOR CRATE LATE MODELS-CHAD HOMAN, Chris Fleming, Paul Grigsby, Chuck LeFleur, Kyle Murray, Steve Dixon, Dustin Waters, Damian Bidwell, Jon Rivers, Bill Holmes, Steve LeBarron (DNS), DJ Krug (DNS).
PRO MODS-STEVE DIXON, Zain Harvey, John Woodward Jr, Adam Ashcroft, Tyler Oakes, Duane Powers, Brian Mohawk, Critter Hemphill, Tim Schram, Dalton Bradley, John Cline, Josh Wilcox, Justin Chaddock, Kyle Smith, CJ Sherwood, Brodie Hill, Garrett Miller.
STREET STOCKS-TOM KEMP, Joe Chamberlin, Bill Taylor, Randy Taylor, Ian Travis, Ron Richter, Justin Neff, Shylar Maybee.
MINI STOCK-BRAD WHITESIDE, Andy Schumaker, Curt Rung, John Michael, Holden Heineman, Robert Knapp, Joe Bieber, Cody Wise, Trent Chamberlin, Brian Johnson, Bryson Hill, Caleb Wolcott, Bill Weatherly.
BANDITS-KADEN MICHAEL. Seth Johnson.
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.