|Date: 6/20/2011 8:16:57 PM|
Matt Sheppard Wins His Second Pizza Logs Big Block Modified Features In A Row At The New Cayuga County Speedway
WEEDSPORT, NY – June 19, 2011(By Dave Medler) – As the calendar turns to summer and the weather heats up so is the defending New Cayuga County Speedway Pizza Logs Big Block Modified Track Champion Matt Sheppard as he won his second straight Feature Sunday night. Sheppard took the lead on lap 21 from Tommy Sears Jr. and then held off a late charge from Jimmy Phelps to grab the hard earned 35 lap win.
Other winners on WeCare Holdings night were, Tim Sears Jr. Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman, Mike Welch DIRTcar Stock Cars and Skip DeGroff Four Cylinder Stocks. Danny Johnson won the Arthur McMillan Memorial Dash.
Tommy Sears Jr. and Tim Currier brought the field down to take the green for the 35 lap Pizza Logs Big Block Modified feature with Sears grabbing the early advantage.
With 5 laps complete Sears held a few car lengths advantage over Currier, Larry Wight, Danny Johnson and Mike Mahaney.
By lap 10 Sears riding the top of the speedway he built up an almost full straightaway lead. Currier ran alone in 2nd with Wight, Johnson and Matt Sheppard who started mid-pack fighting for third through fifth.
When the lap counter showed 15 laps complete Sears still led but Currier, Johnson, Sheppard and Wight started reeling in the leader.
A quick yellow would fly on lap 20 and would put Matt Sheppard who moved into 2nd a lap earlier right next to Sears for the restart. When the green came back out Sheppard dove to the bottom driving by Sears to be scored the new leader on lap 21.
Once in the lead Sheppard took off from the field building up a big lead till the final caution on lap 30. This gave point leader Jimmy Phelps 5 laps to work on Sheppard and try to get back to victory lane.
Over the final laps Sheppard ran the cushion to perfection as Phelps tried using the bottom to get by the leader but to no avail as Sheppard was the first under the checkers over Phelps by less than a second. Tommy Sears, Danny Johnson and Justin Haers rounded out the top-five. Mike Mahaney, Tim Currier, Billy Decker, Rob Bellinger and Larry Wight completed the top-ten.
In the Arthur McMillian Memorial Dash for Big Block Modifeds Danny Johnson took the 8 lap win over Ryan Phelps, Rob Bellinger, Tommy Sears Jr., Mike Mahaney and Justin Haers. In honor of his father, Josh McMillan took a polish victory lap ride with Danny Johnson to end the special event.
Justin Wright dominated the Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman 25 lap feature for most of the event till a yellow in the late going tightened the field up. With 5 laps left the hottest driver in the Sportsman, Tim Sears Jr. was able to grab the lead and then drive away for yet another win. Justin Wright, James Spano, Dave Marcuccilli and Tom Juhl rounded out the top-five. Earl Rudy, Tim Schneider, Ben Wheeler, John Juhl and Justin Thompson completed the top-ten.
Andy Fisk led the first 13 laps of the Stock Car feature and seemed to be heading to victory lane. Mike Welch had other ideas as he was able to run down Fisk and take the lead with two laps to go to grab the popular win. Fisk, Joe Reeves, Dan Searles, Nate Peckham, Mike Cooper and Tim Hettis chased Welch across the line.
The BattleKarz have gone under a name change and will now be known as the Four Cylinder Stocks. In their feature Skip DeGroff lead the whole way grabbing the win over Jerry Herbert, Nick Werner, Keith Zirbel and Bill Werner.
This coming Sunday June 26th racing action will see the Pizza Logs Big Block Modifieds, Pit Stop Convenience Stores Sportsman, Stock Cars, Four Cylinder Stocks and the NAPA Late Models will be making their second appearance of the 2011 season.
Pit gates will open at 4:30, Grandstand at 5:30 with racing at 7:00. Adult grandstand admission will be $12 with everyone *16 years old and younger admitted free to the grandstand *with paid adult admission.
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(PIZZA LOGS BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE 35 LAPS) – MATT SHEPPARD, Jimmy Phelps, Tommy Sears Jr., Danny Johnson, Justin Haers, Mike Mahaney, Tim Currier, Billy Decker, Rob Bellinger, Larry Wight, Eric Fisher, Ricky Newton, Dave Rauscher, Mike Ward, Ryan Phelps, Shannon Whaley, Danny Johnson Jr., Roy Shields, Tony Steiner, DNS Roy Bresnahan.
(ARTHUR MCMILLIAN MEMORIAL DASH 8 LAPS) – DANNY JOHNSON, Ryan Phelps, Rob Bellinger, Tommy Sears Jr., Mike Mahaney, Justion Haers.
(PIT STOP CONVEINENCE STORES SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS) – TIM SEARS JR., Justin Wright, James Spano, Dave Marcuccilli, Tom Juhl, Earl Rudy, Tim Schneider Jr., Ben Wheeler, John Juhl, Justin Thompson, Brian Freese, Scott Ford, Rob Humphreys, Fran Hilton.
(STOCK CARS 15 LAPS) – MIKE WELCH, Andy Fisk, Joe Reeves, Dan Searles, Nate Peckham, Mike Cooper, Tim Hettis.
(FOUR CYLINDER STOCKS 15 LAPS) – SKIP DEGROFF, Jerry Herbert, Nick Werner, Keith Zirbel, Bill Werner, Car No.81, Barb Amidon, Karl Werner, James Werner, Car No.48.
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