posted August 12, 2001 10:14 AM
DWYER BANKS 1ST WIN OF SEASON, SMITH DYNAMITE IN SPORTSMAN
August 11, 2001
West Lebanon, N.Y.-Tim Dwyer captured his first modified victory of the
season Saturday night at Lebanon Valley. Hawley Smith also visited victory
lane for the first time this year in the sportsman division. Bob Duzlak took
top honors in the 20-lap Pro Stock Feature. BERKSHIRE BANK, T-N-T SALES &
AGWAY were the night's primary sponsors.
Hector Stratton was the early race leader in the 30-lap modified feature.
The only caution of the race came on lap four when two cars got together in
turn two. Tim Dwyer started the race in sixth and moved up to third on the
lap four restart. Right behind Dwyer there was a three-wide battle for fifth
between Eddie Marshall, Ronnie Johnson and Guy Sheldon. Dwyer moved into
second on lap five and set his sights on Stratton. Dwyer caught Stratton by
lap eight and made the pass for the lead coming off turn two on lap ten.
Marshall took over fourth just before the halfway point of the race. At the
halfway point it was Dwyer, Stratton, Ricci, Marshall and Rob Pitcher.
Ricci made his way around Stratton for the runner-up spot on lap 17.
Dwyer was setting a blistering pace and led by a full straightaway with eight
laps remaining. The only thing that slowed Dwyer down was the lapped traffic.
No one had anything for Dwyer on this night and his easily cruised home to
his first victory of the 2001 season. Ricci, Stratton, Marshall and Johnson
rounded out the top five.
Ed Harkins led the first twelve laps of the sportsman feature. Hawley
Smith started the race in eighth and was all the way up to second by lap six.
Sparky Lowe and Bobby Knipe came into the night tied for first in the point
standings. The two drivers put on a great show coming from fourteenth and
fifteenth and were battling for fifth by lap eleven. Smith made the pass for
the lead going down the backstretch on lap 12.The first caution of the race
came on lap 15 when Jason Tompkins got a right rear flat tire.
Knipe and Lowe moved into third and fourth respectively on the restart.
Tompkins brought out the caution once again when he spun around in turn
three. Knipe won a three-wide battle for second on the restart, but ran out
of time to catch Smith. Lowe got around Harkin for third on the final lap and
K.C. Goewey would crack the top five at the finish.
The Pro Stock race got off to a bad start as six cars came together on the
first lap. One car that was involved was Jim Lagenback, but he recovered
nicely to finish third. Bob Duzlak took the lead from Danny Sanchez on the
restart. The caution came out again on lap two as Ricky Duzlak lost a right
rear tire. The top three had pulled away from the rest of the pack by the
three-quarter mark of the race. Sanchez had closed back in on Duzlak in the
final stages. The two drivers came together coming off turn four, but both
continued on without losing any positions. Duzlak took the checkered flag for
the third time this season.
The victory was worth four hundred dollars compliments of Augie's Wholesale
The Pure Stocks ran the two feature races that were not completed last
week. They were won by Ron Johnson and Pete Wiegand. This week Pure Stock
races were won by Corey Sandstedt, Joe DiStefano, Jim Dellea and Rich
Harkins. Dave Colwell and Jery Helms won the two rookie features.
8-04 SAXTON SIGN / T-NET PURE STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Ronald
Johnson, 2) Wally Engel, 3) Robert Gibson, 4) Jason Casey, 5) Earl Soulier
Jr, 6) Gene Cushman, 7) Steve Hatch, 8) Kevin Dolan, 9) John Connor Jr, 10)
Joshua Brandt, 11) Don Coon, 12) Ryan Larkin, 13) Chrissy Hilt, 14) Bill
8-04 SAXTON SIGN / T-NET PURE STOCK "C" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Peter Wiegand,
2) Bob Palmer, 3) Joe DiStefano, 4) Jim Dellea, 5) Randy Myers, 6) Brian
Sandstedt, 7) Keith Barlow, 8) Fran Marchand Jr, 9) Bruce Moffit, 10) Dwayne
Dauski, 11) Jim Fachini, 12) George Miles Jr
8-11 BERKSHIRE BANK / T-N-T SALES MODIFIED RESILTS (30 LAPS) - 1) Tim Dwyer,
2) Rich Ricci Jr, 3) Hector Stratton, 4) Eddie Marshall, 5) Ronnie Johnson,
6) Kenny Tremont Jr, 7) Matt Quinn, 8) Donnie Corellis, 9) Chris Moore, 10)
Rob Pitcher, 11) J.R. Heffner, 12) Mike Benson, 13) Dickie Larkin, 14) Dave
Leckonby, 15) Guy Sheldon, 16) John Hewitt, 17) Maynard Forrette, 18) John
Alberti, 19) Chip Mitchell, 20) Mike King, 21) Hollis Morrisey, 22) Wayne
Figler, 23) Denny Soltis, 24) Jason Goff, 25) Bobby Albert, 26) Dave Mosher,
27) Dave McFeeters
SPORTSMAN RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Hawley Smith, 2) Bobby Knipe, 3) Sparky
Lowe, 4) Ed Harkin, 5) K.C. Goewey, 6) John Hotchkiss, 7) Roy Bridge, 8) Walt
McKay, 9) Art Collins, 10) Mike Keeler, 11) Frank Harper, 12) Ted Teal, 13)
Donnie Ackner, 14) John Scarborough, 15) Jay Casey, 16) Joe Bennett, 17) Jeff
Watson, 18) Mark Flach Jr, 19) Lorne Browe, 20) Whitey Slavin, 21) Bob
Gaetaniello, 22) Jason Tompkins, 23) Don Miller, 24) Mike Mason
AUGIES WHOLESALE CARS $400 TO WIN PRO STOCK RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Bob Duzlak
Jr, 2) Danny Sanchez, 3) Jim Langenback, 4) Rob Yetman, 5) Paul LaRochelle,
6) Tom Brandt, 7) Robbie Speed, 8) Buddy Hencke, 9) Ed Bachand,
10) Dave Striebel, 11) Paul Rogers, 12) Joe Humet, 13) Al Blackburn, 14) Dan
Burl, 15) Rick Spencer, 16) Ricky Duzlak, 17) Jeff Joseph, 18) Steve
Brownell, 19) Don Ely, 20) Chris Crews
ROOKIE PRO STOCK "A" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Dave Colwell, 2) Henry Warner, 3)
Dan Blackburn, 4) Charlie Woodard, 5) Brian Keough, 6) Lawrence Ball, 7)
Scott Kilmer, 8) Phil Moffit, 9) Joe Mabb Jr, 10) Donnie Denue
ROOKIE PRO STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Jery Helms, 2) Ralph Hotchkiss, 3)
Bill Hammell, 4) John Hynes, 5) Jim Keough, 6) Chris DeCiel, 7) Tom Bungay,
8) John Danylicko, 9) John Ford, 10) Wayne Keyes, 11) Mike Fachini, 12) Shane
Mickle, 13) Chris Claus
PURE STOCK "A" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Kory Sandstadt, 2) Robert Brown, 3)
Mark Houston, 4) Jamie Reutenauer, 5) Marcus Tifft, 6) Lee Gallant, 7) Mike
Middleton, 8) Jay Martin, 9) Ron Hapeman, 10) Jon Betz, 11) Darryl Baker, 12)
Ryan Coon, 13) Chip Martin, 14) Randy Brink, 15) Josh Webb, 16) Ron
Tritschler, 17) D.T. Pickard
PURE STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Joe DiStefano, 2) Earl Soulier Jr, 3)
Jason Casey, 4) Dave Atwater, 5) Dwayne Dauski, 6) John Connor Jr, 7) Mark
Stevens, 8) Joshua Brandt, 9) Jeff Wilbur, 10) Robert Gibson, 11) Don Coon,
12) Steve Hatch, 13) Chrissy Hilt, 14) Wally Engel, 15) Keith Barlow
PURE STOCK "C" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Jim Dellea, 2) Kevin Dolan, 3) Glenn
Miller, 4) Brian Sandstedt, 5) Ronald Johnson, 6) Bruce Moffit, 7) Fran
Marchand Jr, 8) George Miles Jr, 9) Gene Cushman, 10) Randy Myers, 11) Jim
Fachini, 12) Ryan Larkin, 13) Wayne Hall, 14) Peter Wiegand, 15) John Denue,
16) Bob Palmer
PURE STOCK "D" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Rich Harkins, 2) Eric Sbrega, 3) Chris
Streeter, 4) Bob Burl, 5) Jeff Kuhnow, 6) Jim O'Neil, 7) Michael Davis, 8)
Todd Pelkey, 9) Dan Crosby, 10) Paul Handlowich, 11) Larry Megan, 12) Nick
Hilt, 13) Jim Hankey, 14) Bruce Pecorella, 15) Rich Douglass, 16) Mark
Forrest, 17) Jeff Douglass