Matt Sheppard Dominates The Pizza Logs Big Block Modified Feature At The New Cayuga County Speedway

Date: 6/13/2011 9:15:11 PM

Matt Sheppard Dominates The Pizza Logs Big Block Modified Feature At The New Cayuga County Speedway
WEEDSPORT, NY – June 12, 2011(By Dave Medler) – Matt Sheppard out of Waterloo, NY sent a statement this weekend. Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway Sheppard started last (24th) and when the checkers flew Sheppard picked up the win. Sunday night at the New Cayuga County Speedway, Sheppard took advantage of the redraw starting on the pole and from there totally dominated the 35 lap feature that was run caution free in just over ten-minutes.
Other winners on Reilley’s Landscaping night were, Tim Sears Jr, Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman, Joe Isabell, Mod Lites, Skip DeGroff, BattleKarz . Mid State Vintage Club winners were, Dave Charzuk, Don Larmon and Al Byerly.
Matt Sheppard out raced Billy Dunn to lead the opening lap of the 35 lap Pizza Logs Big Block Modified feature then drove away from the field in the early going.
With 5 laps complete Sheppard was out front cruising as Dunn still gave chase with Jimmy Phelps, Rob Bellinger and Dave Rauscher showing in the top-five. By lap 10 Sheppard started catching back markers giving Dunn and Phelps a shot to draw in on the leader.
With 15 laps showing on the lap counter Sheppard was still setting a quick pace putting cars a lap down. Dunn and Phelps not only raced for 2nd but they were trying to get by back markers trying to cut into Sheppard’s lead. Bellinger and Justin Haers ran fourth and fifth.
By lap 20 Phelps moved into 2nd and looked for a way to chase Sheppard down who was leading by over three-seconds.
Over the remaining laps and no yellows to tighten the field up, Sheppard maintained his big lead and was the first under the checkers. Jimmy Phelps, Billy Dunn, Rob Bellinger and Justin Haers rounded out the top-five. Pat Ward, Roy Bresnahan, Tom Sears, Danny Johnson and Mike Mahaney completed the top-ten.
Jim Spano led the early going of the 25 lap Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman Feature. Tim Sears Jr. chased down Spano and grabbed the lead around the halfway mark. Once in the lead nobody challenged Sears the rest of the way. Jim Spano, Ben Wheeler, Adam Hilton and Tom Juhl rounded out the top-five.
Joe and Jeff Isabell had a race long battle that went down to the checkers with Joe Isabell picking up the narrow win. Jeremy Isabell, Andrew Schartner and Rick Demo chased the top-two across the line.
Skip DeGroff out ran Jerry Herbert for the win in the 12 lap BattleKarz main. Dave Charzuk, Don Larmon and Al Byerly won their divisions in the entertaining and competitive Mid State Vintage Stock Car Club Features.
Next Sunday June 19 We Care Holdings presents a full night of racing featuring the Pizza Logs Big Block Modifieds, Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman, Mod Lites, BattleKarz and a Modified Super Dash.
Pit gates will open at 4:30, Grandstand at 5:00 with racing at 7:00. Adult grand stand admission will be $12 with everyone 16 years old and younger admitted free to the grandstand.
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(PIZZA LOGS BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – MATT SHEPPARD, Jimmy Phelps, Billy Dunn, Rob Bellinger, Justin Haers, Pat Ward, Roy Bresnahan, Tom Sears, Danny Johnson, Mike Mahaney, Larry Wight, Tim Currier, Eric Fisher, Ricky Newton, Steve Paine, Mike Ward, Michel Chicoine, Dave Rauscher, Roy Shields.
(PIT STOP CONVEINENCE STORES SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS) – TIM SEARS JR., Jim Spano, Ben Wheeler, Adam Hilton, Tom Juhl, Dave Marcuccilli, Fran Hilton, Rob Humphreys, Christine Martin, Tim Schneider, John Juhl, Bruce Ridley, Justin Thompson, Sean Sommers, Earl Rudy, Brian Freese, Justin Wright.
(MOD LITES 12 LAPS) – JOE ISABELL, Jeff Isabell, Jeremy Isabell, Andrew Schartner, Rick Demo, Sam Usborne.
(BATTLEKARZ 15 LAPS) – SKIP DEGROFF, Jerry Herbert, Karl Werner, Keith Zirbel, Bill Werner, Ricky Breed, Matt Dawson, Joe Gagliano, James Werner, Nick Werner, Eric Zirbel.
(MID STATE LIMITED SPORTSMAN-SPORTSMAN) – AL BYERLY, John Hilimire, Rob Whipple, Don Larmon, Ken Knapp, Bill Holmes, Tex Gordon, Norm Richardson.
(MID STATE MODIFIEDS) – DAVE CHARZUK, Ray Preston, Ally Amel, Paul Applebee, Rich Applebee, John Applebee, Frank Blanchard.

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