Genesee Speedway Race Track in Batavia, New York, USA
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Genesee Speedway races RUSH Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks (4 - Cyl.), and Bandits. Formerly known as Raceway 5.
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Genesee County Fairgrounds Route 5
Batavia, New York, 14020 USA
- lat: 42.986881, lng: -78.146224
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- Surface: 3/8 mile dirt oval
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- JOHN WATERS and PHIL VIGNERI III TOPS ON TOPLESS NIGHT 1 AT GENESEE
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (September 24, 2021)- A chilly yet clear fall night made for some of the best racing of the season at the Genesee Speedway with fast yet technical action around the 1/3-mile oval. Running a car he had never been in before, John Waters saw his new ride come to life and put some veteran moves together to notch his first RUSH Late Model Tour win in years. Waters, of Whitesville, moved by Joe Martin on a lap 21 restart and would drive off to win the 30-lap feature on night one of the Topless Nationals at Genesee Speedway. Restarts were friendly to Waters all race long, as Martin selected the inside line on each occasion, which is historically the weaker groove to restart in on the 1/3-mile. Waters, who had led laps three through 18 was run down by Martin on a long green flag run was unsure until the finish if he would be able to fend off the No. 10s. "I saw before the feature that he had (a harder compound tire) on so when he ran me back down and peaked underneath me I thought it was over," admitted Waters in Victory Lane, holding the $2,000 payday placard. Lap 27 was really where the battle for the race lead heated up, with Martin appearing poised to pass Waters' No. 32 entry. A lap later, though, Waters had the LeBarron-owned ride back out by three car lengths, enough breathing room to enable him to bring home the victory. Michael Durtisky Jr. had taken the initial race lead rim-riding on lap one but a lap later came to a stop in turn four and had to restart in the back. As Martin took the lead and would hand it over on the ensuing restart to Waters, Duritsky was on a mission, getting back inside the top five just 11 laps in to the race. As the lead duo battled it out for the win, Duritsky was the show, coming home in fourth, just behind Jeremy Wonderling who got back up to third at the end of the race. Jimmy Johnson would round out the top five in his new race car, outlasting JJ Mazur, who broke on the final lap and would be credited with a 12th place finish. With the sportsman running after the late models, a different race track was presented to those teams than they normally see, which was just what Phil Vigneri III wanted. Vigneri, of Elba, used the bottom line to drive up from the fifth starting spot to run down Brett Senek and pass him on lap 17 to win his fourth feature of the season, but his first since June 26. "This track had a lot of bite tonight, but it had a bottom, and that's what I needed," said Vigneri after the 25-lap feature. "To go up against one of the best Sportsman racers in Brett Senek and get this win, this is huge." Senek had made a quality charge of his own, taking the lead on the first lap despite starting in third place. Just before the race's first caution flag on lap 10, though, it was clear that Vigneri was reeling in the No. 111. The yellow flag would slow up PV3's momentum but once a long green flag stretch ensued, his No. 12v came back to life and got him the race lead he would never relinquish. As Vigneri and Senek paced the field, Ohio frontrunner Chas Wolbert finished in third in his first appearance in Batavia. Noah Walker would cross in fourth while veteran Randy Chrysler rounded out the top five. The RUSH Sprint Cars put on a feature for the ages as their 20-lap event ran from start to finish without a caution and saw a last-lap pass for the lead. Weekly series point leader Gale Ruth Jr. paced the field from the drop of the green flag but was stalked by Chad Ruhlman and Ryan Fraley for much of the race. Ruhlman began to make his move just after halfway and looked to have the pass set up on lap 13 but was unable to move by the No. 24. After resetting his No. 68, Ruhlman ran the leader back down in the closing laps and drove by the lead down the backstretch on the final lap, completing a slidejob in turns 3 and 4 and hanging on to win the thrilling feature. For Ruhlman, his eighth win of the season will tighten up the points with Ruth with just a handful of races remaining. Ruhlman also remained perfect at Genesee Speedway, as he is the only driver to win a RUSH Sprint Car feature in the four apperances by the series in Batavia. Behind the lead duo was Ryan Fraley with a fine third place effort. Blaze Myers and Steve Pedley rounded out the top five. Josh Pangrazio put on a clinic in the Street Stock Feature, as he led 19 of the 20 laps to capture the $1000 top prize. Pangrazio, the two-time track champion from Elba, took the lead on the second circuit from his buddy Dennis Cummings, who was focused on battling with Brandon Sherwood for the top spot on the opening lap. Once jumping out in front, Pangrazio was untouched, however John Zimmerman was able to reel in the No. 7 in the middle of the race to keep the result in question until the end. Zimmerman would have to settle for second, ahead of Joe Chamberlain who made a fine run up to third. 2021 Track Champion Bill Taylor picked up two spots in the final three laps to finish fourth, just ahead of Tommy Kemp and Tom Baker. The final feature of the night was the Mini Stock event which had a unique ending as Dante Mancuso led wire-to-wire, but would be disqualified before reaching Victory Lane, as would runner-up Bill Weller Jr. for technical infractions. The win would go to Rich Conte, which would give the No. 717 driver his second win of the season at Genesee. The race featured just two early stoppages, including a red flag for youngster Ian Paul turning over his No. 38$ but walking away. The final 19 laps saw dense lapped traffic, with only six cars remaining on the lead lap. After technical inspection, Rich Conte would finish ahead of Rocco Conte, Don Whiteside, Brad Whiteside and Andrew Gayton in the top five. Racing action will round out on Saturday with all five divisions back in competition starting at 6:00 P.M. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 9/24/2021- Topless Nationals Night #1 presented by LiquiTube and Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels RUSH Late Model Series Feature (30 Laps)- JOHN WATERS, Joe Martin, Jeremy Wonderling, Michael Durtisky Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Bud Watson, Brad Mesler, Kyle Hardy, Chad Homan, Jason Knowles, Ryan Frazee, JJ Mazur, Brian Kotarski, Beamer Guzzardi, Billy DuBois, Austin Allen, Brian Knowles, Jon Rivers, TJ Downs, Dave DuBois, Andy Michael, Jim Johnson, Jason Genco, Carl Eldridge. Lap Leaders- Duritsky 1, Martin 2, Waters 3-18, Martin 19-20, Waters 21-30. Did Not Qualify- Alan Chapman, David Stolzenberg, Mark Sundt, Todd Chapman. Heat Winners- Hardy, Duritsky, Martin. Dash Winner- Martin. B-Main Winner- Mesler. FK Rod Ends Shock the Clock Fast Time: Kyle Hardy- 16.603 Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- PHIL VIGNERI III, Brett Senek, Chas Wolbert, Noah Walker, Randy Chrysler Cody Wolfe, Kyle Richner, Dave Conant, Jim Harbison, Dalton Martin, Ray Bliss, AJ Custodi, Cameron Tuttle, Brandon Michaud, Mark Potter, Byron Dewitt, Ryan Barrett, Sam Hoxie, Jessica Kriegisch, Gordy Hermanson Jr., Allison Dewitt, Ray Bliss Jr, Dan Kolb, Ricky Newton, Michael McCarthy (DNS). Lap Leader- Senek 1-15, Vigneri 16-25. Heat Winners- Vigneri, Senek, Wolfe. Quick Timer: Conant- 17.015 seconds RUSH Wingless Sprint Feature (20 Laps)- CHAD RUHLMAN, Gale Ruth Jr., Ryan Fraley, Blaze Myers, Steve Pedley, Tyler Newhar, Brian Hartzell, A.J. MacQuarrie, Chris Shuttleworth. Lap Leaders- Ruth 1-19, Ruhlman 20. Heat Winner- Ruth. Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- JOSH PANGRAZIO, John Zimmerman, Joe Chamberlain, Bill Taylor, Tommy Kemp, Tom Baker, Shawn Hazlett, Dan Schulz, Dale Rissinger, Pat Hobbs, Jacob Vick, Dennis Cummings, Phil Schepis, Chuck Mogavero, Brandon Sherwood, Jesse Qutermous, Mike Kelly, Sherman Gage, Dave Bansmer, Mike Childrose, Pat Powers, Kenny Cook (DNS). Lap Leaders- Cummings 1, Pangrazio 2-20. Heat Winners- Zimmerman, Schulz, Kemp. Mini Stock Feature (20 Laps)- RICH CONTE, Rocco Conte, Don Whiteside, Brad Whiteside, Andrew Gayton, Olivia Coniber, Jessica Schleede, Shauna Knapp, Alexis Traxler, Gary Hopkins, Tom Knapp, Travis Hayes, Mike Becker, James Gayton, Nick Hawthorne, Don Hermanson, Ian Paul, Dante Mancuso (DQ), Bill Weller Jr. (DQ), Jonathan Logsdon (DNS), Wayne Close (DNS). Lap Leaders- Mancuso 1-20. Heat Winners- Weller, Ri. Conte, D. Whiteside.
- Dave Conant and Jimmy Johnson Capture Feature Wins on Championship Night
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (September 4, 2021)- A fast, yet technical racetrack put a variety of drivers in Victory Lane on Championship Night; some were drivers that had already secured their 2021 title, some who locked it up on Saturday, while others were drivers just happy to be back holding the checkered flag. Dave Conant broke through for his first Sportsman Feature win in over three years and drove an incredible race to withstand Cameron Tuttle's many advances to prevail in the 25-lap event. "We needed this. We needed this one bad," stated an emotional Conant in Victory Lane. "I ran the race kind of backwards from what I'm used to as I like the bottom (groove) but ran up on the top for most of the race until the end." The results will show that Conant led the final 23 laps, the but reality is that the lead was up for grab for nearly 10 laps of the race. After taking the lead on lap 3 from Jessica Kriegisch, "Cadillac" broke out to a healthy lead. By lap 10, Cameron Tuttle had sliced his way up to second and had begun to reel in the leader. A caution on lap 14 would erase the margin and on the ensuing restart Tuttle would dive underneath the No. 44 heading in to turns 1 and 2 and keep it that way until the next caution flag waved on lap 22. As the duo raced side-by-side, Conant knew his chance to win was in peril. "Each lap he would gain on me by a quarter of a car-length every lap on the bottom," said Conant. "A few times I thought he had me but I knew the bottom was a little tougher to run so I tried to keep him pinned down there." While under caution on lap 22, Conant changed up his plan by moving to the bottom of the track once they got back racing. The move caught Tuttle off guard and allowed the No. 44 enough breathing room to run off to his first win since July of 2018. Tuttle's second-place effort was enough to secure his second-straight track championship. Phil Vigerni III, the other championship contender, struggled in his heat but ran up to third in the feature. AJ Custodi finished fourth in his first start at Genesee this season, while Jessica Kriegisch put together her best run of the year, rounding out the top five. Defending Late Model Track Champion Jimmy Johnson knew this year's title was no longer within reach, but that didn't slow him down in the feature as he ran off to lead all 25 laps and win his second event of the season. Johnson took the lead from the pole position and ran off and hid in a caution-free event that was completed in under eight minutes. While his lead was never in doubt, his engine was more questionable. "About 10 laps in I saw the pressure gauge fluctuating and I started smelling (smoke)," noted Johnson afterwards in front of his still-smoking No. 39J. "Then I noticed it wasn't coming back up fully so I don't know if we cooked a motor or not but I just tried to get it to the end." 2021 Track Champion Bill Holmes had started to reel in "Kid Lightning" around the point that the leader starting pushing water, but over the second half of the race Johnson started to build his lead to run off to his second win in the last four starts. With the championship already in hand, Holmes experimented with his No. 8 on the night and was pleased with his second-place effort. Jon Rivers had a solid car to score a season-best third place finish. Doug Ricotta and JJ Mazur rounded out the top five. Last season, Bill Taylor was a co-champion in the Street Stocks, but only won a single feature; on Saturday Night he led all 20 laps of the feature to win his sixth feature and lock up his second straight championship in style. Taylor, of Arcade, capitalized on a lucky break he got in his heat race where he snuck in to the redraw on the final lap, then he grabbed the pole position and then was untouched in a race where he could not afford a mistake in. In a year he characterized as his best year, as well as his worst year (when it came to mechanical luck), Taylor kept Dan Schulz, last week's winner, a healthy distance behind him throughout the event, as "The Golden One" was never pressured. Schulz would hang on for second, while a fierce battle took place for third, with John Zimmerman finishing in that position. Chuck Mogavero finished fourth for his best result of the season while Brandon Sherwood rounded out the top five. Bill Weller Jr. was the class of the field in the Mini Stocks as he dominated to win his second feature in the last four weeks. "Wild Bill Jr." had a lead of over four seconds midway through the race and was on cruise control even with Dante Mancuso chopping down his lead in the closing laps. As those two were out in front of the pack, Brad Whiteside was just behind them locking up his second-straight track championship with a third place effort. Whiteside just edged Rich Conte at the line for the third spot, while Olivia Coniber completed the top five finishers. Jake Bansmer picked up his 2021 Track Championship in style as he captured his 12th win of the season in the Novice Sportsman. Bansmer took the lead from Andrew Joy on a lap five restart and never looked back as he ran off to a comfortable win, his second in a row. Andrew Joy's runner-up finish was his sixth second place effort in his last seven starts. Tyler Guzzardi rounded out the podium positions. Seth Johnson of Castile led all 12 laps of the Bandit Feature to win his fourth feature of the season. Johnson jumped out in front of 2021 Track Champion Alexis Traxler and while she would give good chase throughout, Johnson was strong enough to outlast her for his second consecutive win. As that duo battled for the lead, a feisty competition was up for the third spot with Grayson Harding coming away with that position. On the final circuit, DJ Goetz, who was making his first start, flipped his car but was thankfully able to walk away. With the points now settled for 2021, attention now turns to the final weekend of the season, the Topless Weekend on September 24 and 25, featuring the RUSH Late Model and Sprint Car Tours, a $2,000-to-win Sportsman event, plus big shows for the Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 9/4/2021- Dale Valley Diecast Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- JIMMY JOHNSON, Bill Holmes, Jon Rivers, Doug Ricotta, JJ Mazur, Paul Grigsby, Beamer Guzzardi, Brian Kotarski, TJ Downs, Billy DuBois, David Stolzenberg, Chad Clement, Mark Sundt. Lap Leader- Johnson 1-25. Heat Winners- Kotarski, Ricotta. 2021 Track Champion- Bill Holmes Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- DAVE CONANT, Cameron Tuttle, Phil Vigerni III, AJ Custodi, Jessica Kriegisch, Brandon Michaud, Ray Bliss, Ryan Barrett, Gordy Hermanson Jr., Kyle Richner, Noah Walker, Byron Dewitt, Tim Nies, Michael McCarthy, Jim Harbison. Lap Leaders- Kriegisch 1-2, Conant 3-25. Heat Winners- McCarthy, Walker. 2021 Track Champion- Cameron Tuttle Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BILL TAYLOR, Dan Schulz, John Zimmerman, Chuck Mogavero, Brandon Sherwood, Damian Long, Jesse Qutermous, Shawn Hazlett, Neil Patterson, Phil Schepis, Bobby Lippa Jr., Pat Powers, Jacob Vick, Dale Rissinger, Mike Kelly. Lap Leader- Taylor 1-20. Heat Winners- Hazlett, Schulz. 2021 Track Champion- Bill Taylor Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- BILL WELLER JR., Dante Mancuso, Brad Whiteside, Rich Conte, Olivia Coniber, Eric Weis, Andy Schumaker, Brian Johnson, Andrew Gayton, Jessica Schleede, Robert Knapp II, Curtis Rung Jr., Ashley Harbison, Brandon Shepard (DNS), Cody Wise (DNS). Lap Leaders- Weller 1-15. Heat Winners- Weller, Schumaker. 2021 Track Champion- Brad Whiteside Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- JAKE BANSMER, Andrew Joy, Tyler Guzzardi, Allison Dewitt, Casey Jonathan, CJ Palmer, Bailey Logsdon. Lap Leaders- Joy 1-4, Bansmer 5-15. Heat Winner- Bansmer. 2021 Track Champion- Jake Bansmer DML Sealing Bandits (12 Laps)- SETH JOHNSON, Alexis Traxler, Grayson Harding, Morgan Coniber, Jonathan Logsdon, Meghan Zimmerman, DJ Goetz, Ian Paul, Kayley Bacon. Lap Leader- Johnson 1-12. 2021 Track Champion- Alexis Traxler
- HOOSIER PICK? Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points battles conclude Labor Day Weekend
DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Hoosier Racing Tire Championship to be decided at the finish line, Sheppard, Williamson, Jeseo, Mancuso in the driver's seat for the championship WEEDSPORT, NY - Five divisions of DIRTcar Racing divisions compete in the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship in the Northeast and the championship battles are rapidly coming to a conclusion. DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks, and 4 Cylinders will split over $45,000 in purse money. The top-20 drivers in the Big Block, 358, Sportsman and Pro Stocks divisions will be honored and given a payout at the DIRTcar Northeast banquet in November. The DIRTcar 4 Cylinders pay the top-15. Points are calculated by taking the top-16 finishes from any DIRTcar sanctioned race including weekly racing, Series races, and special events like the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified race at Lake View Motor Speedway in South Carolina last January. A perfect score is 960 points. That's 16 wins at 60 points per win. DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds The DIRTcar Big Block Modified battle has a familiar look. Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen are locked in battle at the top of the standings for $5,000-to-win and $3,000 for second. The #9S holds the top spot by just 20 points. Not only are these drivers going at it in the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship standings, but they are also fighting for Super DIRTcar Series points, and the overall track championship at Orange County Fair Speedway, which concludes Thursday, Sept. 2. DIRTcar 358 Modifieds Mat Williamson and Erick Rudolph are once again battling for the DIRTcar 358 Modified weekly championship in both the Hoosier points and at Ransomville Speedway over the track championship. This Canadian/American rivalry has been playing out for years at Super DIRTcar Series races, DIRTcar 358 Modified Series races, and every Friday night at Ransomville Speedway. Williamson got the edge this year and took the $3,000 championship. Billy Dunn, from Watertown, NY, is not only tied with Rudolph in Hoosier points but he is a part of a ferocious track championship battle at Can-Am Speedway with Tim Fuller, another Watertown, NY driver. They recently clashed at Mohawk International Raceway in the first DIRTcar 358 Modified Series race of the year. With two laps to go, leader Mike Mahaney broke a right rear shock. That allowed Tim Fuller and Billy Dunn to race it out side-by-side on the last lap. Dunn won out with a dive to the inside of Turn 1. Those points could make the difference at the end of the weekend. DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds The closest race is in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified division between leader Andrew Buff and Matt Janczuk. They are separated by a razor-thin margin of 10 points going into the final weekend of Hoosier points racing. Andrew Buff races weekly at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. He's also been aggressively following the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series races competing in multiple regions. Janczuk's points have come as a result of his pile of victories at Fulton Speedway. He is still in the picture for the Hoosier championship. Since the points are determined by the top-16 finishes, it is notable that Janczuk's lowest points night is much lower than Buff's. Janczuk can make up a whopping 16 points in one swing. Here's how it breaks down. Only individual drivers' top-16 finishes are calculated so they drop their lowest score. 60 points is a win, therefore a perfect score is 960. Andrew Buff: 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 56, 56, 52, 52, 52, 52, 52 / Total: 912 / Best 920 Matt Janczuk: 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 56, 56, 56, 56, 56, 52, 46, 44 / Total: 902 / Best 918 If Janczuk wins, he drops the 44 and scores a 60. That means Buff also needs to get a win and he has two chances; Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday (Sept. 3) and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on Sunday (Sept. 5). He could go to Fulton Speedway on Saturday (Sept. 4), as well, and go up against Janczuk in person. It's anyone's race for the $1,000 championship. DIRTcar Pro Stocks Chad Jeseo has been lights out at Lebanon Valley Speedway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway in '21. He has 10 wins between the two tracks. His DIRTcar Pro Stock Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship will net him $1,000 at the banquet in November for his dedication and success in weekly DIRTcar Racing. Sixty points behind Jeseo is Jason Meltz, who has three wins at the same two racetracks. Burton Ward has been cutting his teeth at Can-Am Speedway and has two wins so far in 2021. He's running third in the Hoosier points with 830 total out of a possible 960. DIRTcar 4 Cylinders Dante Mancuso has 11 wins in 21 DIRTcar 4 Cylinder division starts at Ransomville Speedway and Genesee Speedway. With that, he'll take home $500 for the inaugural DIRTcar 4 Cylinder Hoosier Racing Tire Championship. Brad Whiteside and Cole Susice are battling for second place. The top-15 will have the opportunity to walk across the stage at the DIRTcar Northeast Banquet in November. Positions 11-15 receive free DIRTcar memberships for 2022.
- Chad Homan Pulls Late-Race Move to Win while Cameron Tuttle Stays Hot at Genesee
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (August 28, 2021)- Chad Homan lost the lead in the Late Model Feature on a lap five restart when he selected the inferior bottle line for the restart. After struggling to get back by Bill Holmes throughout the feature and seemingly being out of options, Homan went for it all and ended up pulling off one of the best moves of the season. On a hot and steamy night at the Genesee Speedway, Chad Homan, of Macedon, rim rode around the outside Bill Holmes on a lap 21 restart to reclaim the lead and set sail for his first win at Genesee in just his second start in Batavia in 2021. "I put a hard tire on this car and kept trying to pass (Holmes) on the bottom but there just wasn't the right move," recalled Homan after the feature. "There was a restart that got called back and he had moved down to block my dive down so under that yellow I kept working the top to keep heat in the right rear tire and I noticed that the top might have some rubber. I knew it was going to surprise him and when I went in there was a little bit of a curb on the top (of turn 1) and I hit it just right which set my cart on the right path and it just took off." The 25-lap feature was mired by cautions, but it also gave Homan a number of looks at how to move by on the restarts. The Fulton Speedway point leader utilized his off-night from that track to visit Genesee in preparation for the Topless Nationals next month and found himself thrashing on his No. 91 to find speed. "Whatever worked here in 2019 does not work now," he declared. "We were off in the heat so we got on the phone with Lazer (Chassis) and made the most changes on the car I've made in six years and it worked." As Homan was running off to the win, Bill Holmes had his hands full to hold off a hard-charging Doug Ricotta for second. The runner-up finish was good enough to secure Holmes his first career Genesee Track Championship. Ricotta's third-place effort was his second-straight podium finish. Dave DuBois and Paul Grigsby recorded solid top five finishes. Cameron Tuttle had a dominant performance to capture his fifth Sportsman Feature win of 2021 and put himself in a strong position to repeat for the track championship next weekend. Tuttle, of Wilson, took the lead from Jim Harbison on the race's only restart on lap 11 by using the bottom line and then got back to the top of the track and never looked back. "We're on a pretty good roll right now," stated Tuttle in Victory Lane, reflecting on his second-straight Genesee win as well as his second win of the weekend. "The track had a lot of bite on the bottom and we were good down there." The race was filled with side-by-side racing throughout the event with Jim Harbison able to hold on for a strong second-place showing. Noah Walker ran up from sixth to finish in third, just in front of Dave Conant. Ray Bliss held off Phil Vigneri III to round out the top five. Dan Schulz utilized a strong starting spot of fourth in the Street Stock Feature to jump out in front early and stay there as he led the final 19 laps to score his first feature win of the year. Schulz, from Newfane, became the eighth different winner in the division in 2021. Chuck Mogavero led the opening circuit from the outside pole but after a lap 2 restart Schulz was able to drive underneath the No. 21m and drive out in front. The race got off to a slow start with a few cautions, including Kenny Begnouche flipping his No. 44m down the backstretch. He was able to climb out of the car on his own. Once green flag laps were run, there was great racing throughout the pack but the unsponsored No. 66 was supreme and held a steady lead all the way to the end. Point leader Bill Taylor had a strong run coming from the eighth starting position to take the runner-up position on lap eight but as good as he was on the bottom, Schulz was even better. Taylor would hold off Brandon Sherwood for second, who he is battling with for the championship heading in to the championship race next week. John Zimmerman and Damian Long would drive up to round out the top five. Rich Conte had not been able to touch his race car all week until Saturday Morning but he was able to be in position on a lap 12 restart to drive in front of Cole Susice and run off to his first Mini Stock Feature win of the year. Conte was not only happy to capture his first Genesee win since June of 2020, it was the first race he had finished in 2021 in his No. 717. The top line was the dominant groove early in the 15-lap feature, with Susice pacing the field in front of Don Whiteside and Conte. Coming to complete lap 11, Conte got underneath Whiteside and the two made contact down the frontstretch, when they became unhinged Whiteside barrel-rolled wildly off of turn 1 but was uninjured. On the ensuing restart, Conte came to life from the second spot and jumped in front of Susice and never looked back to become the eighth different driver to win in the division this season. Susice would hold off Andrew Gayton for second, while Brad Whiteside ran up to fourth to put himself in good position heading in to championship night. Bill Weller Jr. rounded out the top five. Jake Bansmer used patience, along with a great run off the bottom of the track to drive up to the lead in front of Andrew Joy and go on to win his 11th Novice Sportsman Feature Win of the season, securing the division championship along the way. A night after his car got injured and put his ability to race tonight in jeopardy, Bansmer, of East Aurora, started in the fourth position but ran up to take the lead away on lap nine after Andrew Joy fought hard to hang in front but would have to settle for his fifth runner-up finish in the last six starts. Tyler Guzzardi won his heat and ran to a third-place finish. Seth Johnson utilized a restart on lap eight to drive by Alexis Traxler and hold her off over the final five laps to win the Bandit Feature. Johnson, of Castile, had chased down Traxler from the seventh starting position before the race's only caution then quickly took the lead on the restart for his third win of the year. Traxler was able to hold on to second, which helped her lock up the division title for 2021. Ian Paul drove up from the back of the pack to round out the podium. The 2021 point season will round out next Saturday Night at Dale Valley Diecast presents Championship Night next Saturday, September 4. Start time will once again be 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 8/28/2021- Royal T Trucking Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- CHAD HOMAN, Bill Holmes, Doug Ricotta, Dave DuBois, Paul Grigsby, Jon Rivers, Brian Kotarski, Billy DuBois, Bill Button, Jimmy Johnson, David Stolzenberg, Austin Hauser, Beamer Guzzardi, TJ Downs, Mark Sundt (DNS). Lap Leaders- Homan 1-4, Holmes 5-20, Homan 21-25. Heat Winners- Ricotta, Hauser. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- CAMERON TUTTLE, Jim Harbison, Noah Walker, Dave Conant, Ray Bliss, Phil Vigneri III, Tim Nies, Byron Dewitt, Brandon Michaud, Kyle Richner, Jessica Kriegisch, Tony Velez, Michael McCarthy, Greg Mrzywka, Larry Vick. Lap Leader- Harbison 1-10, Tuttle 11-25. Heat Winners- Harbison, Walker. Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- DAN SCHULZ, Bill Taylor, Brandon Sherwood, John Zimmerman, Damian Long, Tommy Kemp, Chuck Mogavero, Shawn Hazlett, Ted Mascho, Zach Walsh, Dale Rissinger Jr., Mike Kelly, Bobby Lippa Jr., Joe Chamberlain, Phil Schepis, Jacob Vick, Steve Austin, Kenny Begnouche. Lap Leaders- Mogavero 1, Schulz 2-20. Heat Winners- Taylor, Long. Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- RICH CONTE, Cole Susice, Andrew Gayton, Brad Whiteside, Bill Weller Jr., James Gayton, Brian Johnson, Ashley Harbison, Olivia Coniber, Andy Schumaker, Matt Tracey, Robert Knapp II, Don Whiteside, Gary Hopkins, Thomas Lodwick (DNS). Lap Leaders- Susice 1-12, Conte 13-15. Heat Winners- Susice, Weller Jr. Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- JAKE BANSMER, Andrew Joy, Tyler Guzzardi, Allison Dewitt, Nate Rhiner, John Livingston Jr., Bailey Logsdon, Jericho Gurney. Lap Leaders- Joy 1-8, Bansmer 9-15. Heat Winner- Guzzardi. DML Sealing Bandits (12 Laps)- SETH JOHNSON, Alexis Traxler, Ian Paul, Nick Lipome, Morgan Coniber, Jonathan Logsdon, Grayson Harding, Joey Swick. Lap Leaders- Traxler 1-7, Johnson 8-12.
- Bill Holmes Supreme, Brandon Sherwood Breaks Through on Saturday at Genesee
Rich Vleck, (August 21, 2021)- A hot and humid night that was preceded by rain earlier in the day presented the perfect conditions for fast and exciting action Saturday Night at Genesee Speedway. Add to it that autograph night brought out lots of sharpies, candy and pictures and it was a special evening for racing. Late Model point leader Bill Holmes has been at his best this season when the track is on the slicker side, but on the tacky surface on Saturday he fared just as well, cruising to his fifth feature win of the season. Holmes, of E. Concord, took the lead on lap five from Austin Hauser and never looked back in the caution-free 25-lap event. "The car was excellent tonight," declared Holmes in Victory Lane. "The track was excellent too. My car got just a little tight towards the end but it was excellent." After starting fourth, Holmes was up to second place by the end of the first lap, he stalked Austin Hauser until finally moving by. Once getting in front, Holmes maintained a lead near two seconds while slicing through lapped traffic. The nearest competition was Doug Ricotta, who drove up from sixth to second but was a caution flag away from going for the win and would settle for second. Dustin Waters drove from eighth to finish third. Jimmy Johnson squeaked out fourth place over Austin Hauser at the line. Austin Susice ran to an apparent win in the Sportsman Feature, but after the event, Susice was deemed to be have illegal engine components and was disqualified, handing the win over to Cam Tuttle. Tuttle, of Wilson, started off strong running to the lead from the outside pole position. He held the lead throughout by riding the rim of the 1/3-mile oval, which is typical a successful strategy at Genesee, but on Saturday night the bottom line was also serviceable and that was where Susice was able to gain in his No. 81. After showing his nose on the bottom for a few laps, Tuttle went to block but got crossed up to open up the door for the lead change. Tuttle would then have to hold off Dave Conant which would end up being for the race win. It is the fourth win of the year for Tuttle. Conant's second place result was followed by a close Noah Walker. Point leader Phil Vigerni III had to start at the tail after mechanical issues in his heat race but was the hard charger of the feature as he nipped Kyle Richner at the line as they rounded out the top five. The Street Stock Feature had a feel-good result as Brandon Sherwood captured his first feature win at Genesee after so many close calls. Sherwood, of Sanborn, jumped out in front from the outside pole but had polesitter Tommy Kemp chasing him all the way to the checkered flag for the win. Sherwood, who had finished in the top 3 in eight of his last nine features without grabbing a win, held a steady lead until a caution on lap 16 erased his advantage over two seconds and allowed Kemp two final chances to dive underneath the No. 87 but Sherwood was too strong and would drive off to become the seventh different driver to win a Street Stock feature this year. It was also a big night in the championship race for Sherwood as point leader Bill Taylor was involved in a wreck on lap two and was unable to continue. As Kemp crossed in second, a feverish battle was on for third with Dan Schulz driving up for his best finish of the year. Tom Baker also recorded his best finish of 2021 with a fourth place result, with Pat Powers rounding out the top five. The Mini Stocks reeled off a caution-free feature which came right down to the wire for the win; in the end Andrew Gayton was able to fend off Bill Weller Jr. for his third win of the season. Gayton, of Batavia, had Weller breathing down his bumper as they crossed under the white flag and as the duo entered turn one, Gayton instantly showed smoke and fluid spewing out of his No. 10A as they raced through the corners. The smoke reappeared in the final set of corners but he was still able to hold off Weller for the win. Gayton would state after the race that it was a power steering line that blew but when it happened he feared it was the engine and was going to have to destroy it pushing it to the finish line. It was the third-straight top two finish for Weller who gave good pressure throughout the event. Rocco Conte's No. 717jr lost power on the final lap, handing third over to Ryan Allen for his best finish in his fifth start of 2021. Don Whiteside also had a season-best finish of fourth while Andy Schumaker rounded out the top five. The Novice Sportsman Feature was an absolute thriller as Allison Dewitt held off division point leader Jake Bansmer to capture her first career feature win. Dewitt, of LeRoy, jumped out front on the initial green flag but lost the lead to Bansmer coming to complete lap eight. As the duo entered turns 1 and 2 though, Dewitt was able to use a lapped car as a pick and get back around the No. 71 to take the top spot back. Once retaking the lead, Dewitt moved her No. 16 to the bottom of the track to hold on for the win over a fellow Bandit Champion. Tyler Guzzardi crossed in a closs third. Ridge Cobb captured his second Bandit Feature win of the season as he passed Seth Johnson on lap three and never looked back to win the caution-free event. Cobb started in third but quickly drove forward and was solid slicling through lapped traffic to return to Victory Lane in just his third start in Batavia. Point leader Alexis Traxler made a hard charge to challenge for the lead but would settle for second. Seth Johnson rounded out the podium positions. Just two weeks remain in the regular season. Next Saturday, Royal T Trucking will present a Super 6 at 6:00 program, featuring Halloween night as part of "Kids Night Out". For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 8/21/2021- Select Collision/ US Chrome Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- BILL HOLMES, Doug Ricotta, Dustin Waters, Jimmy Johnson, Austin Hauser, Jon Rivers, Paul Grigsby, Chuck LaFleur, Brian Kotarski, Beamer Guzzardi, Dave DuBois, TJ Downs, Austyn Fugle, Bill Button, Billy DuBois, Carl Shelter. Lap Leaders- Hauser 1-4, Holmes 5-25. Heat Winners- Johnson, Holmes. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- CAM TUTTLE, Dave Conant, Noah Walker, Phil Vigneri III, Kyle Richner, Jim Harbison, Byron Dewitt, Tim Nies, Larry Vick, Michael McCarthy, Ray Bliss, Greg Mrzywka, Gordy Hermansno Jr., Ryan Barrett, John Venuto, Brandon Michaud, Jessica Kriegisch, Austin Susice (DQ). Lap Leader- Tuttle 1-19, Susice 20-25. Heat Winners- Susice, Richner. Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BRANDON SHERWOOD, Tommy Kemp, Dan Schulz, Tom Baker, Pat Powers, John Zimmerman, Damian Long, Chip Wood, Steve Austin, Phil Schepis, Jesse Qutermous, Chuck Mogavero, Dan Brumsted, Dale Rissinger, Zach Walsh, Jacob Vick, Mike Kelly, Shawn Hazlett, Sherman Gage, Bill Taylor, Neil Patterson, Bill Demick. Lap Leader- Sherwood 1-20. Heat Winners- Kemp, Zimmerman, Kelly. Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- ANDREW GAYTON, Bill Weller Jr., Ryan Allen, Don Whiteside, Andy Schumaker, Olivia Coniber, Dante Mancuso, Brian Johnson, Ashley Harbison, Deanna Jackson, Jessica Schleede, Gary Hopkins, Curtis Rung Jr., Rocco Conte, Robert Knapp II, Cole Susice, Brandon Sherwood, Robbie Knapp, Tom Knapp, Brandon Shepard. Lap Leaders- A. Gayton 1-15. Heat Winners- Conte, Jackson, Schumaker. Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- ALLISON DEWITT, Jake Bansmer, Tyler Guzzardi, John Livingston Jr., Bailey Logsdon, Casey Jonathan, Nate Reiner. Lap Leaders- Dewitt 1-7, Bansmer 8, Dewitt 9-15. Heat Winner- Guzzardi. DML Sealing Bandits (12 Laps)- RIDGE COBB, Alexis Traxler, Seth Johnson, Grayson Harding, Nicholas Lipome, Joey Swick, Ian Paul, Jonathan Logsdon, Morgan Coniber. Lap Leaders- Johnson 1-2, Cobb 3-12.
- Jimmy Johnson and Brandon Michaud Notch First Wins of 2021 on Saturday at Genesee
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (August 14, 2021)- On a night which may have had the best weather of any this season, a mixture of current point leaders and first-time winners helped to make Saturday another successful night of racing. A year ago, Jimmy Johnson could do no wrong, winning half of the features and cruising to his first championship. As good as 2020 was, 2021 has been a year to forget, up until Saturday Night that is, when he finally got the No. 39J the way he needed and got back to his championship form. Johnson led all 25 laps of the Late Model Feature to claim his first checkered flag of the year. "Kid Lightning" quickly jumped in front from the outside pole and was unchallenged for the most part to become the seventh different winner in the division this year. "We have been struggling with this car and finally found the inexpensive part in the birdcage that had kept us behind all year," said Johnson in Victory Lane. One of the key points of the race occurred on a lap 12 as the caution flag waved just as Johnson was getting slowed up by lapped traffic. On the ensuing restart, Dave DuBois gave him a challenge but Johnson was prepared for it and was able to jump back in front. "I saw (DuBois) on the scoreboard and I know that neither of us like to wait on a restart," recalled Johnson. "He started to go and once he checked up I went and got out in front." After his struggles for much of this season, Johnson had bought a new car to enter in to his stable starting next week, but after the way his current No. 39J performed on Saturday, he said they might have to reconsider that transition. Dave DuBois was able to hang on for his second-straight runner-up finish. Steve Dixon placed in third in a rare start at Genesee. Jeremy Wonderling quickly drove from 10th up to 4th but struggled to find any traction once he got to that point, even slipping over the banking in the closing laps. Point leader Bill Holmes rounded out the top five. Brandon Michaud had put some good races together at Genesee this season in Sportsman competition, but nothing that could compare to the performance he orchestrated on Saturday Night as he captured his first career feature win. Michaud of Medina, held off Brett Senek in a tightly-contested battle from a lap seven restart all the way to end of the 25-lap event. Early on in that battle it did not appear that Michaud would be able to hold off Senek's No. 111, but down the stretch his chance at his first win became a reality. "I knew Senek was there the whole time. I could hear him and I could tell the flagger wasn't showing me any gap. I could see him peak underneath in turns 3 and 4 but not in 1 and 2," recalled Michaud in Victory Lane. "The car was just good for a while but towards the end it was really good. It's amazing." Senek appeared to follow the tire tracks of the No. 132 in the first set of corners to set up his bids for the lead at the opposite end of the track. Senek nearly took the lead away around halfway but as Michaud improved he would have to settle for second. Kyle Richner had a strong run, winning his heat race and running to a strong third place finish. Cam Tuttle drove up to fourth while Dave Conant rounded out the top five. Bill Taylor strengthened his point lead in the Street Stock Division as he cruised to his fifth feature win of the season. Taylor, of Arcade, jumped out in front of Pat Powers at the drop of the green flag then had to endure a host of restarts over the second half of the race to withstand the valiant efforts made by Brandon Sherwood to steal the win away. It was the sixth runner-up finish this season for Sherwood, who was fast but could not find a line around Taylor's No. 1. Pat Powers was a close third while heat winners Tommy Kemp and Dan Schulz rounded out the top five. The RUSH Pro Mods made their first ever appearance at the Genesee Speedway and put on a tight race for the win. Adam Ashcroft, who ran Sportsman at the track four and five years ago, used his track knowledge to prepare his car to lead wire-to-wire and hold off Steve Dixon to win the 20-lap event. Ashcroft was hanging his No. 6R up on the top of the track and felt his lead was comfortable until Dixon closed in the final five laps and made Ashcroft pound the cushion to claim the $750 top prize. Dixon would settle for second while Tyler Sutton held off heat winner Al Brewer for third. Brodie Hill rounded out the top five. The Mini Stock Feature had a different driver take a stranglehold of a feature as Bill Weller ran off to capture the win by over seven seconds in the 15-lap event. Weller took over the lead on lap four from his teammate Rich Conte and then drove off on a lap six restart to win in impressive fashion in just his third start of the year. Brian Johnson put together his best run of the year, finishing second, just ahead of point leader Brad Whiteside who overcame heavy cosmetic damage to place third. Andy Schumaker and Cole Susice completed the top five. Jake Bansmer put on a clinic in the Novice Sportsman as he jumped out in front of the field from the pole and led all 15 laps to collect his 10th win of the season. The E. Aurora driver had to endure a healthy group of lapped cars halfway through the event but took his time and carefully maneuvered by for a smooth run to the win. Andrew Joy won the heat race and finished in second in the feature while Tyler Guzzardi completed the podium. Alexis Traxler was able to collect her eighth feature win of the season in the Bandit Feature, but she had a host of competitors in search of their first wins who she had to dethrone to take the checkered flag. Traxler chased after newcomer Bryson Hill for the first half of the race, as well as Nicholas Lipome who soared up to take the lead on lap five just before the only caution flag of the event. On the ensuing single-file restart, Traxler was able to move by the speedy Lipome and cruised to the win from there. Seth Johnson drove up to finish in second while Lipome finished in third for his best career finish. Racing returns next Saturday Night, as will the autograph session at intermission. All six weekly divisions will be in competition starting at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 8/14/2021- S&S Excavating, Blacktop and Septic Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- JIMMY JOHNSON, Dave DuBois, Steve Dixon, Jeremy Wonderling, Bill Holmes, JJ Mazur, Paul Grigsby, Doug Ricotta, Jon Rivers, Kurt Stebbins, Brian Kotarski, TJ Downs, Austyn Fugle, Bud Watson, Beamer Guzzardi, Billy DuBois, Bill Button, Ron Watson, David Stolzenberg, Mark Sundt (DNS). Lap Leader- Johnson 1-20. Heat Winners- Dixon, Kotarski, Rivers. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- BRANDON MICHAUD, Brett Senek, Kyle Richner, Cam Tuttle, Dave Conant, Austin Susice, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Harbison, Byron Dewitt, Ray Bliss, John Venuto, Noah Walker, Gordy Hermanson, Clayto Cain, Tim Nies, Greg Mrzywka, Larry Vick, Michael McCarthy. Lap Leader- Michaud 1-25. Heat Winners- Walker, Richner, Michaud. Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BILL TAYLOR, Brandon Sherwood, Pat Powers, Dan Schulz, Tommy Kemp, Dennis Cummings, Chuck Mogavero, Phil Schepis, Zack Walsh, Jacob Vick, Chip Wood, Neil Patterson, John Zimmerman, Mike Kelly, Damian Long, Shawn Hazlett, Sherman Gage, Carl Shetler, Cassie Logsdon, Tim Schram, Dale Rissinger, Tom Baker, Mike Childrose. Lap Leaders- Taylor 1-20. Heat Winners- Kemp, Sherwood, Schulz. Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- BILL WELLER JR., Bran Johnson, Brad Whiteside, Andy Schumaker, Cole Susice, Jessica Schleede, Olivia Coniber, Robert Knapp, Tom Knapp, Dave Jackson, Rich Conte, Andy Gayton, Dante Mancuso, Curtis Rung Jr., James Gayton (DNS). Lap Leaders- Conte 1-3, Weller 4-15. Heat Winners- Whiteside, Mancuso. RUSH Pro Mods Feature (20 Laps)- ADAM ASHCROFT, Steve Dixon, Tyler Sutton, Al Brewer, Brodie Hill, Tim Schram, Brian Mohawk, Matt Putt, Justin Chaddock. Lap Leaders- Ashcroft 1-20. Heat Winner- Brewer. Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- JAKE BANSMER, Andrew Joy, Tyler Guzzardi, Casey Jonathan, John Livingston Jr., Joey Swick, Jericho Gurney. Lap Leader- Bansmer 1-15. Heat Winner- Joy. DML Sealing Bandits (10 Laps)- ALEXIS TRAXLER, Seth Johnson, Nicholas Lipome, Bryson Hill, Morgan Coniber, Joey Swick, Ian Paul. Lap Leaders- Hill 1-4, Lipome 5, Traxler 6-10. Attached Photos: Genesee_2021_0814_... Bandit- Alexis Traxler captured her eighth win of the year in the Bandit Division LM- 2020 Late Model Champion Jimmy Johnson got his first win of the season in dominating fashion Mini- Bill Weller Jr. won by over seven seconds in the Mini Stocks for his first win of 2021 in just his third start Novice- Jake Bansmer collected his 10th win in the Novice Sportsman on Saturday Night ProMod- Adam Ashcroft won the first ever RUSH Pro Mod race at Genesee Sport- Brandon Michaud captured his first career feature win in the 25-lap Sportsman Feature Street- Point Leader Bill Taylor notched his fifth win of 2021 in the Street Stock Feature
- Cam Tuttle Captures DIRTcar Sportsman Tour Race while Bill Holmes Locks Up Late Model Win
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (July 31, 2021)- An unseasonably cool race night in July saw some of the fastest drivers all season back up in front. All six feature winners were repeat winners for at least the third time. Of course, the night would not be complete without some light sprinkles, which hit the grounds just before racing. It would not deter the action though, as the Terry Pangrazio Memorial was able to be contested unencumbered. One week ago, Cameron Tuttle was out in front and had the fast line working at the top of the track when he got tangled up with a lapped car; on Saturday Night, he got another chance to ride the rim in an even bigger race and made sure he wasn't going to let this one slip away. Tuttle, of Wilson, led all 40 laps to win the DIRTcar Sportsman Western Region Tour race. The defending track champion ran down current point leader Phil Vigneri III in their heat race to win the qualifier, then drew the pole position for the main event, which was all he needed to get out in front and keep it that way to the finish. "I put last week (incident with lapped car) in the past, but I was glad to get a caution when I was in lapped traffic," stated Tuttle after the event. "I think everybody here knows I like the top side and that was the place to be but it was really tight on restarts. Austin (Susice) was really throwing it in on the bottom." It was the third win of the season in Batavia for the defending track champion. Being a $1,000-to-win DIRTcar Sportsman Tour race even added to the prestige. When you add on to it his win a night earlier at Ransomville, his victory on Saturday capped off a perfect weekend. "This was never something I even dreamed about," admitted Tuttle in Victory Lane, after hoisting a broom in recognition of his "sweep" of the weekend. As Tuttle rode the top line perfectly to the win, Austin Susice chased the leader's tire tracks to a solid second-place showing. Susice, last week's feature winner, had one restart in particular he thought he could get by the No. 35T, but that was called back to retry. Behing Susice was Genesee Point Leader Phil Vigneri III, who used the bottom line more than other frontrunners to round out the podium. Robert Bublak Jr. by far made the longest tow on the night, and in his first appearance at the Genesee Speedway finished in fourth in a brand-new racecar. Kyle Richner outdueled Dave Conant throughout the race to notch a top five finish. To round out the night, an intense battle raged for the win in the Late Model Feature. Bill Holmes outdueled Jimmy Johnson for the lead at the start and would never relinquish it as the point leader was able to collect his fourth win of the season. The E. Concord driver used the middle line to lock in his No. 8 to the 1/3-mile and hold a steady distance throughout. Late in the feature, JJ Mazur and Jeremy Wonderling ran down the No. 8 and appeared that one of them would steal the win away. On lap 17 of the 25-lap event, Wonderling took away second from Mazur and set his sights on the top spot as the highside groove he was using appeared to be supreme, but on lap 22, the No. 3J drifted over the banking in turn 3 and would hand the runner-up spot back over to Mazur. As hard as he tried, Mazur would have to settle for second while Wonderling crossed in third. Doug Ricotta and Jon Rivers would complete a fast top five. John Zimmerman made a "sweetheart move" to drive from third to first on a lap five restart and then never looked back as he captured his third Street Stock Feature win of the season. Zimmerman, of Varysburg, dove underneath Brandon Sherwood and leader Dale Rissinger in a wild three-wide move down the backstretch and completed the slide job entering the next set of corners. Once getting out in front, "The Z-man" went up to the top of the track and rode the cushion to perfection. Brandon Sherwood, who had plenty of cosmetic damage throughout the race, was able to reel in the leader on multiple occasions but was unable to set up a pass for the lead and would have to settle for his fifth runner-up finish of the season. Damian Long was able to drive up to a third place finish while Genesee Promoter Jim Johnson finished in fourth while subbing for Shawn Hazlett. Point leader Bill Taylor rounded out the top five after rallying from a tire issue in his heat race. Dante Mancuso scored his fifth win of the season in the Mini Stock Feature. Mancuso, of Batavia, drove up from the seventh starting position to second on lap three when point leader Brad Whiteside broke while in the runner-up spot. On the ensuing restart, Mancuso dove underneath Ashley Harbison to take over the lead. In the closing laps, Bill Weller Jr. came charging up to the front from his ninth place starting position but Mancuso made sure to push his No. 1 a little harder to hang on for the winner. Behind the top two was a fierce battle to the line with Ashley Harbison holding off Olivia Coniber by .009 for third place as the two crashed across the finish. The fourth place effort by Coniber was still good enough for her career-best result. Right behind those two ladies was Ryan Allen to complete the top five. Tyler Guzzardi ran the top line to perfection to capture his third feature win of the season in the Novice Sportsman event. After winning his first heat race of the year, Guzzardi, of Mt. Morris, jumped out in front in the feature and had to stay perfect throughout the 15-lap to withstand the challenges of point leader Jake Bansmer, who kept peaking underneath the No. 7 but would have to settle for second. Allison Dewitt rounded out the podium in third. Alexis Traxler survived two late-race restarts with strong challenges from hard-chargers to score her seventh Bandit Feature win of the season. Traxler, of Warsaw, took the lead at the drop of the green flag and had a comfortable advantage until the first caution flag of the race occurred on lap 8 for Jonathan Logsdon, who was in second place at the time. Ian Paul inherited the second spot but broke a lap after the ensuing restart, which would give Seth Johnson one chance to steal the win away. Johnson would come up just short and settle for second while Morgan Coniber rounded out the top three. The Genesee Speedway will take next weekend off before setting up a four-race sprint to the finish which kicks off on August 14 when the RUSH Pro Mods invade Batavia for the first time. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 7/31/2021- Terry Pangrazio Memorial Night DIRTcar Sportsman Western Region Tour Feature (40 Laps)- CAMERON TUTTLE, Austin Susice, Phil Vigneri III, Robert Bublak Jr, Kyle Richner, Dave Conant, Jim Harbison, Jordan Moden, John Venuto, Noah Walker, Michael McCarthy, Brett Martin, Jessica Kriegisch, Byron Dewitt, Gordy Hermanson Jr., Ray Bliss, Larry Vick, Brandon Michaud, Mike Martin. Lap Leader- Tuttle 1-40. Heat Winners- Tuttle, Susice. Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- BILL HOLMES, JJ Mazur, Jeremy Wonderling, Doug Ricotta, Jon Rivers, Kyle Richner, Brian Kotarski, Paul Grigsby, Billy DuBois, David Stolzenberg, Jimmy Johnson, Austin Hauser, Austyn Fugle (DNS). Lap Leaders- Holmes 1-25. Heat Winners- Wonderling, Holmes. Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- JOHN ZIMMERMAN, Brandon Sherwood, Damian Long, Jim Johnson, Bill Taylor, Tom Baker, Neil Patterson, Phil Schepis, Pete Stefanski, Chuck Mogavero, Jacob Vick, Dale Rissinger Jr., Mike Kelly, Robbie Knapp, Dave Bansmer, Mike Childrose (DNS). Lap Leaders- Rissinger 1-4, Zimmerman 5-20. Heat Winners- Johnson, Baker. Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- DANTE MANCUSO, Bill Weller Jr, Ashley Harbison, Olivia Conbier, Ryan Allen, James Gayton, Brian Johnson, Cole Susice, Andrew Gayton, Andy Schumaker, Curtis Rung Jr., Jessica Schleede, Caleb Wolcott, Gary Hopkins, Eric Weis, Robert Knapp, Rocco Conte, Chuck Hughes, Mike Becker, Brad Whiteside, Eric Brumsted, Cody Griffin, Thomas Lodwick (DNS). Lap Leaders- Harbison 1-3, Mancuso 4-15. Heat Winners- Coniber, Mancuso, Harbison. Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- TYLER GUZZARDI, Jake Bansmer, Allison Dewitt, Casey Jonathan, Andrew Joy, Nate Rhiner, Robert Henning, Bailey Logsdon. Lap Leader- Guzzardi 1-15. Heat Winner- Guzzardi. DML Sealing Bandits (10 Laps)- ALEXIS TRAXLER, Seth Johnson, Morgan Coniber, Nicholas Lipome, Ian Paul, Joey Swick, Jonathan Logsdon. Lap Leader- Traxler 1-10.
- DIRTcar Sportsman Series Soars in to Genesee on Saturday
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (July 27, 2021)- The Stirling Lubricants Sportsman will take center stage on Saturday Night when the DIRTcar Sportsman Tour invades the Genesee Speedway for what is sure to be a hotly-contested event. This Saturday, July 31, the Genesee Speedway will hold the Terry Pangrazio Memorial night with a Western Region race for the DIRTcar Sportsman Tour. With an average of 20 Stirling Lubricants Sportsman competing weekly, drivers from around the region are sure to make this one of the highest car counts of the season. This Saturday will feature all six weekly divisions racing as part of the final night of the Genesee County Fair. This will also close out a wet and wild month of July, which has forced some changes going in to August. After a week off on August 7, Genesee Speedway will return to action on August 14 with some changes. The RUSH Pro Mods have been added to that first race of August, presented by Close Racing Supply. This will be the first appearance by the division after being rained out when the Gladiator was initially intended to be run on July 8. In a corresponding move, the ULMS Late Model Tour has been removed from the August 14 race program and will not be made up this year. This past Saturday, racing was able to be completed, however the autograph session on the front stretch had to be postponed due to impending inclement weather. Autograph Night has now been moved to Saturday, August 21. This Saturday's event will start at 6:00 p.m. with grandstands swinging open at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com.
- Jeremy Wonderling and Austin Susice Supreme at Genesee
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (July 24, 2021)- The Genesee Speedway had gone three weeks since the last point race, so when rain hit the track in the hours leading up to Saturday Night's event, a pit full of teams were anxious to find a way to race. After the storm clouds cleared and the sun came out, the end result was some of the best racing of the season. Jeremy Wonderling put his Late Model dominance on display as he charged up from his eighth starting position to capture his third win at Genesee in just his fifth start of 2021. "Mr. Excitement" was able to set his potent No. 3J up for the bottom of the track and that was just the recipe he needed to charge up to the lead. "This car was really good from the start tonight," said Wonderling after the 25-lap feature. "The big question in the pits was about tires and the one we chose I had to keep it on the bottom. I had to keep being patient and forcing myself to stay down." After two early race cautions, the race ran without stoppage for the final 23 laps which produced plenty of good battles throughout the pack. Wonderling was able to chase down leader Dave DuBois, who was in second, but as he struggled to get by the No. 012 that duo was able to run down leader John Waters despite battling side-by-side. On lap 11, Wonderling was able to move underneath DuBois for second and then a lap later was able to sneak by Waters for the top spot. From there the Wellsville, NY drvier set sail to cruise to the win. "John and Dave ran me real clean. DuBois and I were side-by-side for a while," noted Wonderling. "I saw John try to run the bottom and couldn't keep his car down there but even when I caught him he was tough to get by on." As Wonderling drove off to the win, DuBois and Waters engaged in a spirited battle to the finish for the runner-up spot, with DuBois prevailing for that position. JJ Mazur also put on a performance as the former track champion charged from 17th to inside the top five in the first half of the race but would finish fourth in the tire tracks of Waters. Jon Rivers had a steady race to round out the top five. Austin Susice had the lead four laps in to the Sportsman Feature, but when he slipped up over the banking in turn four, he thought he threw his chance away, when another driver's misfortune gave Susice the lead again he made sure he would not let it slip away a second time. Susice, of Ransomville, dominated the 25-lap event for his second feature win of the season. Susice had a wild opening four laps as he and Cameron Tuttle engaged in a great battle for the lead. Susice's No. 81 pushed entering turns 3 and 4 on the first two circuits, which allowed Tuttle to hold on to the lead, but on lap 3 Susice got his car rotating and was able to ride in to the lead. Two laps later, he entered turn three to hot and slipped over the banking and fell behind Tuttle in second. He would give a strong chase to the No. 35T, but on lap 12, as the duo was reaching the tail end of the field, a car spun around in front of them, leaving nowhere for Tuttle to go and saw him spin around, forcing the leader to the back of the field. "The car was fast out of the box but when I stepped on it turn 3 I figured Cam would have the race," admitted Susice after the race. "That was a tough deal when he got caught up in the lapped traffic but from there I wasn't going to let it go." Once taking back the lead, Susice was perfect as he used a myriad of lines around the speedway. Dave Conant made a big move on a lap 13 restart to take second away but was unsuccessful in reeling in the leader and would have to settle for his second runner-up finish of the year. Phil Vigneri III drove up from his ninth starting position to finish in third while Kyle Richner and Jim Harbison completed the top five with solid runs. Street Stock point leader Bill Taylor padded his advantage on Saturday Night, as he scored his fourth feature win of the season. Taylor, of Arcade, drew the eighth starting position for the 20-lap feature but was able to drive underneath leader Jesse Qutermous on a lap six restart and then fended off the advances of Brandon Sherwood. On a tacky surface, Taylor was a rocket on the bottom until taking the lead, then held steady on the top line as the leader while Sherwood closed but could not get close enough to set up a pass. Behind that lead duo was Tommy Kemp, who rallied to finish in third, ahead of John Zimmerman and Damian Long, who rounded out the top five. The Mini Stocks ran a special 17-lap, $717-to-win feature for the Rich Conte/ Mikey Holford Memorial. A full-field of cars saw James Gayton take the early lead, but during a lap 8 caution his No. 10 went up in smoke and handed the lead over to former champion Brad Shepard. Before the next lap was completed though, it was defending champion Brad Whiteside who was out in front and put his mark on the race as he would run to his fourth win of the season. Whiteside, of Caledonia, charged from the 12th starting position in the opening circuits and appeared to have a smooth ride to the victory, but a late charge by Eric Weis would keep things interesting down to the final lap. Weis would come up just shy in second, while Rocco Conte proudly placed third in the No. 717jr. Andy Schumaker and Ashley Harbison rounded out the top five. Jake Bansmer claimed his 9th feature win in just 11 starts in the Novice Sportsman division. Bansmer, of East Aurora, drove underneath Allison Dewitt to take the lead on the opening circuit and then never looked back as he carefully peddled on the slick surface to keep the field under his command. Andrew Joy held off Tyler Guzzardi in a spirited battle to come home with a second-place finish. Ridge Cobb became the fifth different winner of the young Bandit division, as he led all 10 laps to score his first career Genesee win in just his second start. Cobb held a healthy lead through most of the feature but had challenges just after halfway from Kayley Bacon who applied pressure but would have to settle for second place. Point leader Alexis Traxler also gave good chase but would finish in third. Racing action returns next Saturday with all six divisions in action, including the DIRTcar Sportsman Tour invading for the first time this decade. All the action will kick off a 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com. Genesee Speedway Results: 7/24/2021- L&L Transmission Night Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- JEREMY WONDERLING, Dave DuBois, John Waters, JJ Mazur, Jon Rivers, Paul Grigsby, Doug Ricotta, Bill Holmes, Kurt Stebbins, Jimmy Johnson, Beamer Guzzardi, Brian Kotarski, Bill Button, Billy DuBois, Austin Hauser, Carl Shetler, Mark Sundt, Austyn Fugle (DNS) Lap Leaders- Waters 1-11, Wonderling 12-25. Heat Winners- Johnson, Wonderling. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- AUSTIN SUSICE, Dave Conant, Phil Vigneri III, Kyle Richner, Jim Harbison, Noah Walker, Ray Bliss, Byron Dewitt, Clayton Cain, Cameron Tuttle, Brandon Michaud, John Venuto, Ryan Barrett, Jordan Moden, Gordy Hermanson Jr., Jessica Kriegisch, Greg Mrzywka, Mike McCarthy, TJ Newton, Dan Kolb. Lap Leader- Tuttle 1-2, Susice 3-4, Tuttle 5-11, Susice 12-25. Heat Winners- Susice, Michaud, Tuttle. Yasses Trucking & Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BILL TAYLOR, Brandon Sherwood, Tommy Kemp, John Zimmerman, Damian Long, Shawn Hazlett, Neil Patterson, Phil Schelpis, Chuck Mogavero, Mike Kelly, Kurt Stebbins, Dan Schulz, Jesse Qutermous, Tom Baker, Carl Shelter, Dale Rissinger, Robbie Knapp, Dan Brumsted, Pat Powers. Lap Leaders- Qutermous 1-5, Taylor 6-20. Heat Winners- Zimmerman, Sherwood, Patterson. Rich Conte/Mikey Holford Memorial Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock Feature (17 Laps)- BRAD WHITESIDE, Eric Weis, Rocco Conte, Andy Schumaker, Ashley Harbison, Ryan Allen, Brian Johnson, Olivia Coniber, Jessica Schleede, Bill Weller Jr, Chris Miller, Caleb Wolcott, Cole Susice, Jessica Traxler, Andy Gayton, Jake Tubbs, Eric Brumsted, Brad Shepard, Dante Mancuso, Tom Knapp, James Gayton, Cody Griffin, Brandon Shepard, Robert Knapp. Lap Leaders- J. Gayton 1-8, Whiteside 9-17. Heat Winners- Whiteside, Schumaker, Conte. Champion Racing Oil Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- JAKE BANSMER, Andrew Joy, Tyler Guzzardi, Allison Dewitt, Nate Rhiner, Bailey Logsdon. Lap Leader- Bansmer 1-15. Heat Winner- Dewitt. DML Sealing Bandits (10 Laps)- RIDGE COBB, Kayley Bacon, Alexis Traxler, Jonathan Logsdon, Morgan Coniber, Nicholas Lipome, Seth Johnson, Ian Paul, Hailey Weis (DNS), Joey Swick (DNS). Lap Leaders- Cobb 1-10. Attached Photos: Genesee_2021_0724_... Bandit- Ridge Cobb Captured his first career win at Genesee in Bandit Competition LM- Jeremy Wonderling ran the inside lane to his third win of the year at Genesee Mini- Brad Whiteside won the Rich Conte/ Mikey Holford Memorial for the Mini Stocks and claimed the $717 top prize Novice- Jake Bansmer captured his ninth Novice Sportsman win of the season Sports- Austin Susice rallied from an early race slip up to win his second Sportsman Feature of 2021 at Genesee Street- Point Leader Bill Taylor ran from 8th up to the lead in just six laps of the Street Stock Feature to win his fourth race of the season
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