|Date: 8/30/2015 3:07:56 AM|
HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS
Hamlin, PA - "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel Scores A Pair Of Wins; Justin Mills Grabs Up Second Weekend Win In Hamlin Speedway Racing Action
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
The Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania produced a hot, sunny day for racing action and the Smith Family had the Hamlin Speedway primed and ready for action and came away with another spectacular evening of racing events. Coming back from a designated week off from competition to allow the racing families to enjoy some quality vacation time, the talented roster of drivers showcased at Hamlin did not disappoint the large crowd on hand as more than one hundred entries arrived to do battle. The heart-stopping side by side action highlighted a great evening of racing that found the speedway action completed by 10:30 PM. The week off from racing allowed the speedway staff to have the speedway rocking and rolling as only three more races remain to complete the 2015 racing season. The night of racing was presented by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Snydersville, Pennsylvania.
The night of racing also produced some first time winners as "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel dominated the racing action in two divisions, claiming wins in the All Star Slingshot main event and also capturing the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified main event. Both wins for Hentschel were his first of the season at Hamlin as he has been a part-time campaigner in 2015. "The High side Hustler" Justin Mills remained the hot ticket as he captured his fourth Junior Slingshot main event. Mills also scored a win on Friday evening at the Accord Speedway. The Wingless 600 Sprint feature was a barn burner from the drop of the green flag as "The G-Man" Grady Johnston fought off a slew of top notch talent to record his third win of the season. New Jersey's Clay Butler returned to the speedway and after a hard fought battle captured his first win of the season in the Rookie 600 Sprint main. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn found the fast way to the front on lap fifteen to move into the lead and led the rest of the way to claim his seventh win of the season in the Super Slinger finale. Paul Richards Jr has been knocking on the door all season long for a win and finally broke down the door to claim his first win of the season in the 270 Sprint run for the roses. Olivia Mease continued her mastery over the ladies with a wire to wire triumph in the Powder Puff Challenge making it two in a row for the former Quarter Midget driving star.
Tess Horvath and Cole Hentschel brought the twenty car All Star Slingshot field down for the start of their twenty lap feature event. Hentschel put his right foot to floor and grabbed the lead. Hentschel ran to daylight with lap times of 13.701 seconds. Sixth place starting "Chargin" Charlie Lawrence had his own ideas regarding the outcome and hustled into the runner-up slot by lap fifteen with times of 13.678 seconds but ran out of time to mount a challenge to the high flying Hentschel. Hentschel would score the win with Lawrence in the runner-up role. Dale Kober was third finishing ahead of Mike McLaughlin and Chloe Andreas. The second five included Tyler Pirone, Austin Silfee, Mack Brink, Daniel Morgiewicz and Mike Fogler.
"The Misfit" Tyler Galatro found the Hamlin Speedway surface much to his liking as he led the first seven laps of the 270 Sprint main event. Finding a seam on the speedway he felt was faster, Paul Richards Jr blasted past Galatro and led the remaining laps to capture his first win of the season. "The Fire Girl" Mallory Prince was second with her sister "Smoke Jr" Sydney Prince in third making it a great night for Prince Motorsports Racing Team. Pat Bealer and Jacob Hendershot rounded out the top five. Tyler Galatro headed up the second five with Robbie Watson, Jenna Schostkewitz, Glenn Macomber and Geordan Marrero following.
Grady Johnston seized the lead at the drop of the green flag and led every lap to claim his third win of the season in the 600 Sprints. Johnston was hitting lap times in the 12 second range as was the runner-up Brandon Azzalina, who glued himself to the baseline of the speedway and threw all he had at Johnston but came up a tad shy. Chad Sandt was third with Pat Bealer and Will Butler completing the top five. Bobby Butler headed up the second five with Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Sam Kravitsky and Joseph Smith completing the top ten.
Cole Stangle and Justin Mills brought "the stars of tomorrow" starting field to the line for their 20-lap main event. Mills won the drag race into turn one and quickly carved out a nice lead and led every lap to enjoy his greatest weekend in racing to date. Stangle did a nice job with a runner-up finish and Anthony Recchio, Tyler Peet and Jared Silfee nailed down top five finishes. Reese Nowotarski was sixth with Taylor Mills, Alex Yankowski, Kyle Braun and Shelby McLaughlin completing the top ten.
Clay Butler and Jerry Rutledge enjoyed a slide job war in the Rookie 600 Sprints as they were both determined to go for the win. Butler prevailed and raced to victory with Ryan Quackenbush hustling from 12th-starting place to finish a close runner-up. Scott Rupp was third with Danielle Dickinson and Justin Hartz completing the top five. Newcomer Scott Slater, Kyle Exley, Jacob Fox, newcomer Josh Smethers and Ron Bosga finished out the top ten.
The Super Slingers finale saw Bob Smith and John Gilroy battling it out from the start of the event. Third place starting Wes Hearn was in the catbird seat watching the action before him and on lap fifteen was able to gain control of the point and race to victory. Dale Kober raced from seventh starting position to move into the runner-up slot on lap eighteen. John Gilroy, Roger Collins and Bob Smith completed the top five. Aaron Geary, Modified driver Mike Schane, Joseph Smith, Jim Conroy and Janell Geary completed the field.
Cole Hentschel led all of the way to claim his second win of the evening in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified shootout. Defending track champion Joel Smith raced from ninth to the runner-up role on lap eighteen in a stellar drive to the front. Dylan Martin, Bill Dianella and Collin DuBois completed the top five. Mark Henneforth, newcomer Kevin Wieand and Erin Paulison completed the field. The event acted as a prelude to the upcoming Roy Smith Memorial on September 5th and Hentschel established himself as a contender when the event rolls into town next week.
Olivia Mease toured the Hamlin facility with laps of 14.256 seconds to easily score her second win of the season for the Powder Puff Girls. Sultanah Zielinski, Selena Martin, Britney Smith and Alex Lindsey completed the field of competitors.
Time trials kicked off the racing activity for half of the divisions while qualifying heats provided the fans with what were like mini-feature events as the talented drivers dug deep into the Hamlin clay to earn their starting spots for the feature events. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith was the top timer in the 600 Sprints with a 11.718 second lap. Anthony Recchio had the fast hot rod and earned the top spot in the Junior Slingshot division with a 14.273 second clocking. Super Slingers found "The Baron" Aaron Henneforth nailing down the top spot with a 14.050 time.
Cole Hentschel and Tess Horvath were heat winners in the All Star Slingshots with the Horvath winning her heat in a near photo finish with Wes Hearn. "The Flash Over Kid" Jerry Rutledge and Clay Butler were victorious in the Rookie 600 Sprint heats. Pat Bealer and Jacob Hendershot captured the 270 Sprint heats. Mark Henneforth captured the Stage One Modified heat.
New faces continue to arrive at Hamlin and newcomers to the speedway for the first time in 2015 included former track regular Jordan Tittle in the 600 Sprints. Nick Delcampo, Jared Miller and Bob Smith were new additions to the Slingshot field. Scott Slater Sr and Jr, Josh Smethers, Noah Zielinski and Cory Hunsberger were first time competitors in the Rookie 600 Sprints. For Hunsberger things did not go as planned as he up-ended his 98C during hot laps. Hunsberger was not injured in the incident. Modified talent Mike Schane competed in a Henneforth hot rod in the Super Slingers. Kevin Wieand made his first in his first appearance of the season the Stage One Modifieds Smith Fabrications Rental Car.
A mighty thanks goes out to good friend Justin Beltrame for stepping in to replace regular announcer Steve Pados for the evening as Pados had a prior commitment to attend to. It was like old home week for Beltrame as he served as the assistant announcer to Pados from 2000 to 2003 at the now defunct Lake Mocatek Speedway.
The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will counter with the Roy Smith Memorial next week as the division pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of stock car racing. Smith had many drivers as a car owner among them Freddy Adam, Bill Tanzosh, Richie Smith, Del George, Johnny Cabral, Bobby Bottcher, George Sleight, Warren Mutter and Marty Acker. Lap sponsorships are available for the 35-lap encounter. Evelyn Smith is expected for the event honoring her late husband.
If you have not yet experienced an evening of racing at Hamlin, next week would be the ticket to come out and witness the best small car division racing in the country. With only three shows left in 2015, the drivers will have to be at their best should they have aspirations for a track title.
All Star Slingshots: Cole Hentschel, Charlie Lawrence, Dale Kober, Mike McLaughlin, Chloe Andreas, Tyler Pirone, Austin Silfee, Mack Brink, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Fogler, Ryan Neiger, Damon Paul, Alan Selemba, Nick Delcampo, Jared Miller, Tess Horvath, Bob Smith, Wes Hearn, Hunter Metzger, Corey Cormier
270cc Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Mallory Prince, Sydney Prince, Pat Bealer, Jacob Hendershot, Tyler Galatro, Robbie Watson, Jenna Schostkewitz, Glenn Macomber, Geordan Marrero, JJ Uliana, Dylan Martin, Kyle Ferrucci, Shawna Winters
600cc Wingless Sprints: Grady Johnston, Brandon Azzalina, Chad Sandt, Pat Bealer, Will Butler, Bobby Butler, Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Sam Kravitsky, Joseph Smith, Jacob Severn, Colin White, Jordan Tittle, Chris Kurtz, Nick Corazzi, Jacob Fox, Mike Van Pelt, Rick Calvert, JD Casazza
Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Cole Hentschel, Joel Smith, Dylan Martin, Bill Dianella, Collin DuBois, Mark Henneforth, Kevin Wieand, Erin Paulison, Steve Darling, (DNS)
Junior Slingshots: Justin Mills, Cole Stangle, Anthony Recchio, Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, Reese Nowotarski, Taylor Mills, Alex Yankowski, Kyle Braun, Shelby McLaughlin, Josh Marcus, Jack Clancy, Jake Mason, Ashley Kober, JJ Rice (DNS)
Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, John Gilroy, Roger Collins, Bob Smith, Aaron Geary, Mike Schane, Joseph Smith, Jim Conroy, Janell Geary, Aaron Henneforth
Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Clay Butler, Ryan Quackenbush, Scott Rupp, Danielle Dickinson, Justin Hartz, Kyle Exley, Jacob Fox, Josh Smethers, Ron Bosga, Jerry Rutledge, Carmen Leggio Jr, AJ Hobbs, Scott Slater Jr, Noah Zelinski, Cory Hunsberger (DNS)
Powder Puff Girls: Olivia Mease, Sultanah Zielinski, Selena Martin, Britney Smith, Alex Lindsey
Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 5th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval highlighted by the Roy Smith Memorial. for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds plus a race for the Mechanics. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free
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