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posted July 29, 2001 09:49 AM

JULY 28, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY - Kenny Tremont and J.R. Heffner split Twin 20's in the
modified division Saturday night. Sparky Lowe was victorious in the 20-lap
sportsman main and Al Blackburn became the twelfth different winner in the
pro stock division. Another great longtime Valley sponsor, Emerick
Associates, brought us this great night of racing. Emerick Associates also
gave money to the winner of every feature race run over the course of the
David Sanchez and Denny Soltis led the field down for the start of the
first 20-lap modified feature. Problems on lap three as Chris Moore got spun
around in turn one. Six more cars were collected up in the incident with
Moore. Donnie Corellis used the restart to get into second in the running
order. John Hewitt took fourth from Mike Benson on lap eight. The very next
lap Dave Mosher got turned around in turn two bringing out the final caution
of the race. Corellis used the restart to take the lead from Sanchez. Kenny
Tremont Jr had started the race in 16th, but was able to vault into sixth on
the lap nine restart. Hector Stratton and Dickie Larkin both went pitside
with mechanical problems at the halfway point of the race. Tremont made a
bold move from fifth to third on lap eleven. Eddie Marshall had another top
five performance going as he sat fourth on lap eleven. Tremont took second
away from Sanchez on lap 14. Marshall bumped Sanchez back one more spot on
lap 16.
Tremont was closing in on Corellis as the race neared completion. A large
group of lapped car loomed in front of the leaders as they took the two-to-go
sign from starter Matt Higgins. The lapped cars made contact and slowed
dramatically in turn two on the final lap. Corellis went high and Tremont
went low to get around the slower cars. Going into turn three the two were
side by side. Tremont was able to pull ahead to take the victory over
Corellis. Eddie Marshall finished third. David Sanchez had a very strong
fourth place finish and John Hewitt rounded out the top five. It was
Tremont's 95th modified victory at the Valley and his 200th overall career
The top fifteen cars from the first feature were handicapped according to
the normal procedures by money won the last three weeks. Mike Benson held the
lead for a brief period until J.R. Heffner took it away on lap two. Moore was
looking like a contender early as he moved into fifth on lap four. The first
of two caution flags in the race came on lap seven as Lucas Baker and John
Tucker sat the wrong way in turn two. Matt Quinn was able to make his way
around Sanchez for fourth on lap 12. Tremont was looking for his second win
of the night as he cracked the top five on lap 12. Moore started to apply
pressure on Benson on lap 13 and was able to make the pass on lap 15.
Heffner began to encounter lapped traffic on lap 14, but did not play a
factor like it did in the first race. Tremont was able to move into third on
lap seventeen. Chip Mitchell got turned around in turn two on lap 19 which
set the stage for a one-lap shoot-out. Heffner was able to motor away on the
restart and take his first victory of the season. Moore finished second with
Tremont third. Benson had a solid fourth place finish and Quinn rounded out
the top five.
Ed Harkins led the first nine laps of the 20-lap sportsman feature. He
would lose the lead to Sparky Lowe on a lap nine restart. Roy Bridge and K.C.
Goewey made contact going down the frontstretch on the second lap of the
event. It was a testament to both drivers racing ability that they keep their
cars pointed in the right direction and no caution was needed. Bridge had the
best recover of the two as he finished the race in second position. Bobby
Knipe came into the race as the point leader and was looking to stay on the
top of the standings. He cracked the top five on lap 11and would make it up
to third by the end of the race.
Art Collins had to use a provisional starting spot to get into the
feature and started dead last. Collins made his way steadily through the
field and wound up finishing seventh. Lowe was able to capture his third win
of the season. John Scarborough finished fourth and Jay Casey rounded out the
top five.
Nick Rogers led the first two laps of the 20-lap pro stock feature. The
first caution of the race came on lap two for a multi-car incident in turn
two. Something went awry on Rogers's cars and he went pitside under the
caution. Al Blackburn inherited the lead in all the commotion and guarded it
with his life. Dan Burl moved into second on the restart and would challenge
Blackburn the rest of the way. Ed Bachand and Paul LaRochelle were racing
hard for third when they made contact going down the backstretch. Both were
able to continue on and finished eighth and ninth.
Burl tried every way possible to get around Blackburn but could never get
a solid run on him. Robbie Speed was in the mix as right on Burl's back
bumper. The three ran nose to tail for the second half of the race. Everyone
raced clean and Blackburn was able to take his first victory of the season.
Tom Brandt followed up his victory last week with a fourth place finish this
week and Ray Hall Sr. rounded out the top five.
Scott Kilmer picked up the victory in the rookie pro stock feature. Pure
stock winners included Ryan Larkin, Ron Tritschler, Brian Sandstedt and Kevin
Dolan. Larkin is the son of modified driver, Dickie Larkin and it was his
first career victory.

1) Kenny Tremont Jr, 2) Donnie Corellis, 3) Eddie Marshall, 4) David Sanchez,
5) John Hewitt, 6) J.R. Heffner, 7) Matt Quinn, 8) Denny Soltis, 9) Tim
Dwyer, 10) Ronnie Johnson, 11) Dave Leckonby, 12) Chris Moore, 13) Rich Ricci
Jr, 14) Mike Benson, 15) Jason Goff, 16) Chris Kokosa, 17) Guy Sheldon, 18)
Mike King, 19) Maynard Forrette, 20) Rob Pitcher, 21) Steve Devine, 22) John
Alberti, 23) Chip Mitchell, 24) Al McCoy, 25) Dave Mosher, 26) Jason
Herrington, 27) Wes Powell, 28) John Tucker, 29) Skippy Fox, 30) Lucas Baker,
31) Hector Stratton, 32) Dickie Larkin, 33) Bobby Albert, 34) Dave McFeeters

1) J.R. Heffner, 2) Chris Moore, 3) Kenny Tremont Jr, 4) Mike Benson, 5) Matt
Quinn, 6) Jason Goff, 7) Ronnie Johnson, 8) Rich Ricci Jr, 9) David Sanchez,
10) Donnie Corellis, 11) John Hewitt, 12) Tim Dwyer, 13) Chris Kokosa, 14)
Dave Leckonby, 15) Guy Sheldon, 16) Rob Pitcher, 17) Eddie Marshall, 18)
Maynard Forrette, 19) Hector Stratton, 20) John Alberti, 21) Bobby Albert,
22) Dickie Larkin, 23) Steve Devine, 24) Mike King, 25) Dave McFeeters, 26)
Chip Mitchell, 27) Skippy Fox, 28) Al McCoy, 29) John Tucker, 30) Lucas
Baker, 31) Jason Herrington, 32) Wes Powell, 33) Denny Soltis, 34) Dave Mosher

SPORTSMAN RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Sparky Lowe, 2) Roy Bridge, 3) Bobby Knipe,
4) John Scarborough, 5) Jay Casey, 6) Jason Tompkins, 7) Art Collins, 8)
Ernie Palmer Jr, 9) Frank Harper, 10) Kent Clark, 11) Jeff Watson, 12) Paul
Gilardi, 13) Hawley Smith, 14) K.C. Goewey, 15) Whitey Slavin, 16) Darral
Hulbert, 17) Mike Molloy, 18) Ted Teal, 19) John Hotchkiss, 20) Charlie
Humes, 21) Lorne Browe, 22) Mike Keeler, 23) Joe Bennett, 24) Ed Harkin, 25)
Tony Ferriero, 26) Phil Arnold, 27) Mike Mason

Burl, 3) Robbie Speed, 4) Tom Brandt, 5) Ray Hall, 6) Jim Langenback, 7)
Steve Brownell, 8) Ed Bachand, 9) Paul LaRochelle, 10) Buddy Hencke, 11) Dan
Galullo, 12) Rick Spencer, 13) Don Ely, 14) Danny Sanchez, 15) Dave Tiedman,
16) Geo. Stalker Jr, 17) Nick Rogers, 18) Ricky Duzlak, 19) Rob Yetman

ROOKIE PRO STOCK RESULTS (12 LAPS) - 1) Scott Kilmer, 2) Jason DiBello, 3)
Dave Colwell, 4) Henry Warner, 5) Dan Blackburn, 6) Charlie Woodard, 7) Brian
Keough, 8) Jery Helms, 9) Lawrence Ball, 10) J. Schmidheini, 11) Joe Mabb Jr,
12) E. J. Legeyt, 13) Chris DeCiel, 14) John Santolin, 15) Jim Keough, 16)
Tom Bungay, 17) Mike Fachini, 18) John Hynes, 19) Shane Mickle, 20) Ralph

PURE STOCK "A" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Ryan Larkin, 2) Kory Sandstadt, 3) Bruce
Moffit, 4) Jay Martin, 5) Rich Kratt, 6) Dwayne Dauski, 7) Don Coon, 8) Todd
Pelkey, 9) Mike Williams, 10) Robert Brown, 11) David Stickles, 12) Chrissy
Hilt, 13) Michael Dianda, 14) Bill Lapointe, 15) Joshua Brandt, 16) Ronny

PURE STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Ron Tritschler, 2) Jim Hankey, 3) Steve
Hatch, 4) Earl Soulier Jr, 5) Eric Sbrega, 6) Jim O'Neil, 7) John Connor Jr,
8) Jon Betz, 9) Jim Fachini, 10) Marcus Tifft, 11) Jeff Kuhnow, 12) Ron
Hapeman, 13) Gary Ashley, 14) Sid Smith, 15) Dave Hall Jr, 16) Dan Crosby,
17) Martin Krieck

PURE STOCK "C" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Brian Sandstedt, 2) John Denue, 3) Jim
Dellea, 4) Gene Cushman, 5) Ronald Johnson, 6) Bob Palmer, 7) Fran Marchand
Jr, 8) Wally Engel, 9) Rich Douglass, 10) Chris Streeter, 11) Robert Gibson,
12) Peter Wiegand, 13) D.T. Pickard, 14) George Miles Jr, 15) Bruce
Pecorella, 16) Kyle Carr

PURE STOCK "D" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Kevin Dolan, 2) Keith Barlow, 3) Randy
Myers, 4) Larry Megan, 5) Jamie Reutenauer, 6) Mike Middleton, 7) Ryan Coon,
8) Mark Forrest, 9) Joe DiStefano, 10) Glenn Miller, 11) Nick Hilt, 12) Rich
Harkins, 13) Jeff Douglass, 14) Randy Brink, 15) Bob Burl

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