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posted July 15, 2001 01:28 AM UIN: 16262997

JULY 14, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY - Kenny Tremont performed a "Hat Trick" at Lebanon Valley
on Saturday night and won his third modified feature in a row on a night
billed as Radical Racing Night and sponsored by Den Besten Enterprises.
Bobby Knipe won the sportsman division feature and Bob Duzlak Jr. took top
honors in the pro-stock class.
"Radical Racing Night" meant lots of radical changes in the format. "Black
flag races", "Match Races", "Modified Tire Change races" and "Sportsman Relay
Races" were spread throughout the evening. Also on a night that was
advertised as an "all feature" night, there were no heat races, but instead
"B" Main races. The feature races remained the same.
As the green flag flew on the modified field, Mike King took the lead from
his front row starting spot. There was clean racing for the first few laps,
but then the caution flag flew as Dave Baranowski spun out on the
backstretch. As King led the field toward the restart Donnie Corellis slowed
on the backstretch, but was able to get off the track and avoid the oncoming
Two more laps and the caution flag flew again as Skippy Fox also spun out on
the back stretch. King maintained his lead through the previous restarts,
but this time Guy Sheldon got a good run and grabbed the lead, only to have
the yellow flag fly again as Eddie Marshall shredded a tire all over the back
stretch. Now with six laps complete, Sheldon led the field, King was in
second, Jason Goff third, Steve Devine fourth and Maynard Forrette fifth.
When the field went back to green, Sheldon kept his lead, but Goff moved up
into second spot. But there was no clean and green racing to be had, and the
caution flew again as King and Devine got together in turn 4. In the
resulting melee Denny Soltis and Matt Quinn also got hooked together, and had
to be separated by the track wreckers and were forced into the pits. The big
winner through all this was Kenny Tremont who now sat in the fifth spot,
moving from his 16th starting spot, and clearly had his sights on the front.
Another restart and Sheldon maintained his lead but the pressure was mounting
behind him. Dave Leckonby passed Tremont on his way to the front, but then
got into Maynard Forrette bringing out another caution. Under the caution
flag Leckonby was obviously displeased with Forrette and took matters into
his own hands. Spinning Forrette out, he got sent to the pits and his night
was over.
Now, with a third of the 30-lap race complete, the race was restarted and
Kenny Tremont showed his old style and shot quickly into the lead as the cars
completed the next revolution. He was followed by Sheldon, Goff, Tim Dwyer
and Forrette.
A little green flag racing followed, and on lap 20 Dwyer passed into third.
One more caution once again tightened up the field and Dwyer was now putting
pressure on the second running Sheldon. He made the pass for second on lap
23. On lap 25 Ronnie Johnson came up and moved into the fourth spot, and
three laps later into third. As the checkered flag flew Tremont took his
third win in a row and the sixth of the 2001 season. He was followed by
Dwyer, Johnson, Sheldon and Goff. This win extended Tremont's point lead
over second placeholder Rich Ricci Jr who tonight finished in eighth.

The sportsman feature began much the same as the modified in its inability to
get any clean green flag racing. Front row starters Whitey Slavin and Ernie
Palmer battled for the lead on the start and just as the lap was completed,
Slavin took the lead. Almost immediately the yellow flag flew for an
incident between turns three and four as Don Miller, Charlie Humes and Roy
Bridge got collected.
On the restart Slavin moved out into the lead and began to get comfortable
when after 3 laps the yellow flag flew again for Humes and Bridge who had a
repeat incident in the third turn and John Scarborough hit the wall in turn
Slavin kept the lead on the restart and the cars began to get shuffled behind
him. After five, Frank Harper moved up into second and Sparky Lowe was moving
up quickly from his starting spot deep in the field. On the next lap Lowe
moved into third.
Several more cautions kept anyone from running out in front for long, and
after the eighth lap Bobby Knipe took the lead and Lowe took second spot on
the restart. At the end of the ninth lap Harper moved up into third and
Slavin sat then in fourth. Knipe held on to the lead despite several more
restarts and several challenges. As the white flag flew signaling one lap to
go, K. C. Goewey grabbed the second spot from Lowe. Lowe finished in third,
Harper in fourth and Hawley Smith fifth.
The pro-stock saw young Buddy Hencke grabbing the lead. Hencke began the
season in the rookie class, but after a few wins in that division, he was
moved up. Looking for his first win in the pro-stock division, Hencke held
the lead for five laps, but then previous winners Al Blackburn and Ricky
Duzlak both passed him. On the following lap Bob Duzlak also passed Hencke
for third.
Last week's winner, Rob Yetman was also on the move and moved into the top
five on lap number eight. At the halfway point Bob Duzlak passed his brother
Ricky for second and set his sights on Blackburn and his second pro-stock
victory of the season. The front five on Blackburn, Bob Duzlak, Rick Duzlak
Tom Brandt and Yetman then formed a train and pulled away from the rest of
the field.
Another caution flag flew after 12 laps as the car of Paul LaRochelle burst
into flames between turns one and two. On the restart the five-car train
left the station and began to pull the rest of the field around the track.
Two laps later Brandt took third and on lap 15 Bob Duzlak made the pass for
the lead.
Brandt and Blackburn then continued to battle for second, and with three laps
to go Ricky Duzlak spun out setting up a three lap shoot out between Bob
Duzlak, Al Blackburn and Rob Yetman. Everyone held their ground however, and
that's how they finished, with Brandt and Hencke rounding out the top five.
Duzlak received a $1000.00 bonus from the night's sponsor, Den Besten
Enterprises. Besten also awarded a $500.00 bonus to Tremont the modified
winner and a $300.00 bonus to Knipe in the sportsman class. Capital Speed
Equipment was the $400 to win sponsor of the pro-stock feature making the
winners take a cool $1,400.
As part of the radical racing night, a special pure stock feature race was
held at the end of the evening, made up of the top three finishers in the
four pure stock feature races.
Joshua Brandt won this special 12-lap feature event and he was followed
across the line by Jeff Douglass, Earl Soulier Jr, Chrissy Hilt and Bob

MODIFIED RESULTS (30 LAPS) - 1) Kenny Tremont Jr, 2) Tim Dwyer, 3) Ronnie
Johnson, 4) Guy Sheldon, 5) Jason Goff, 6) Maynard Forrette, 7) Chris Moore,
8) Rich Ricci Jr, 9) Steve Devine, 10) J.R. Heffner, 11) Dickie Larkin, 12)
Matt Quinn, 13) Mike Benson, 14) Denny Soltis, 15) Rob Pitcher, 16) Dave
Mosher, 17) Dave McFeeters, 18) Skippy Fox, 19) Al McCoy, 20) Wayne Figler,
21) Chris Kokosa, 22) Wes Powell, 23) Dave Leckonby, 24) Eddie Marshall, 25)
Mike King, 26) Donnie Corellis, 27) Dave Baranowski

SPORTSMAN RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Bobby Knipe, 2) K.C. Goewey, 3) Sparky Lowe,
4) Frank Harper, 5) Hawley Smith, 6) Roy Bridge, 7) Mike Mason, 8) Whitey
Slavin, 9) Ted Teal, 10) Art Collins, 11) Ernie Palmer Jr, 12) Joe Bennett,
13) Mike Molloy, 14) Charlie Humes, 15) Jeff Watson, 16) Mark Flach Jr, 17)
Mike Keeler, 18) Jay Casey, 19) Walt McKay, 20) Jason Tompkins, 21) Kent
Clark, 22) John Scarborough, 23) Tony Ferriero, 24) Ed Harkin, 25) Paul
Gilardi, 26) Don Miller

PRO STOCK RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Bob Duzlak Jr, 2)Al Blackburn, 3) Rob
Yetman, 4) Tom Brandt, 5) Buddy Hencke, 6) Dan Burl, 7) Ricky Duzlak, 8) Jeff
Kelmel, 9) Dan Galulo, 10) Don Ely, 11) Jim Langenback, 12) Mike Bradley, 13)
Joe Humet, 14) Howard Madsen, 15) Paul LaRochelle, 16) Rick Spencer, 17)
Steve Brownell, 18) Ed Bachand, 19) Geo. Stalker Jr

ROOKIE PRO STOCK RESULTS (12 LAPS) - 1) Scott Kilmer, 2) Jason DiBello, 3)
Bill Hammell, 4) Jery Helms, 5) John Santolin, 6) Chris DeCiel, 7) Ralph
Hotchkiss, 8) Joe Mabb Jr, 9) Brian Keough, 10) Charlie Woodard, 11) E. J.
Legeyt, 12) John Danylieko, 13) Dave Colwell, 14) Lawrence Ball, 15) Henry
Warner, 16) Dan Blackburn, 17) John Hynes, 18) John Ford, 19) Michael Kratz

PURE STOCK "A" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Keith Barlow, 2) Fran Marchand Jr, 3)
Robert Gibson, 4) Jim Hankey, 5) Glenn Miller, 6) Ryan Coon, 7) Dwayne
Dauski, 8) Mike Middleton, 9) Bill Lapointe, 10) Nick Hilt, 11) Joe
DiStefano, 12) Todd Pelkey, 13) Ronny Jacobsen, 14) Doug Moore, 15) Bob

PURE STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) D.T. Pickard, 2) Jeff Douglass, 3) Eric
Sbrega, 4) Steve Hatch, 5) Mark Huston, 6) Ronald Johnson, 7) Randy Myers, 8)
Marcus Tifft, 9) Bob Burl, 10) Don Coon, 11) Jim O'Neil, 12) Kory Sandstadt,
13) Chip Martin, 14) Mike Witherell, 15) Steven Roy

PURE STOCK "C" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Peter Wiegand, 2) Brian Sandstadt, 3)
Rich Harkins, 4) Bob Palmer, 5) John Denue, 6) Gary Ashley, 7) Ray Hall Jr,
8) Bruce Moffit, 9) Mike Garcia, 10) Dave Hall Jr, 11) Rich Douglass, 12)
Wally Engel, 13) Jim Dellea, 14) George Miles Jr

PURE STOCK "D" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Joshua Brandt, 2) Earl Soulier Jr, 3)
Chrissy Hilt, 4) Ron Tritschler, 5) Gene Cushman, 6) John Connor Jr, 7) Rich
Kratt, 8) Chris Streeter, 9) Ron Hapeman, 10) Jeff Kuhnow, 11) Larry Megan,
12) Jim Fachini, 13) Bob Copeland Jr, 14) Jamie Reutenauer, 15) Ryan Larkin

PURE STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (12 LAPS) - 1) Joshua Brandt, 2) Jeff Douglass, 3)
Earl Soulier Jr, 4) Chrissy Hilt, 5) Robert Gibson, 6) D.T. Pickard, 7) Rich
Harkins, 8) Brian Sandstadt, 9) Eric Sbrega, 10) Fran Marchand Jr, 11) Keith
Barlow, 12) Peter Wiegand

RADICAL RACING WINNERS - Pro Stock Black Flag Race - Bob Duzlak, Modified
Black Flag Race, Kenny Tremont Jr., Modified Match Race Tremont VS Ricci,
Kenny Tremont winner, Sprint Car Match Race (top 2 in points from each
division) Art Collins winner, Modified Tire Changing Contest - Team Tremont,
Sportsman Relay Race - Team of Roy Bridge, Bobby Knipe and Frank Harper

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