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18

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway's Sensational Two Day Sizzler Highlights New Winners In Victory Circle
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The "Pearl of the Poconos" Hamlin Speedway ushered in their annual two-day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" spectacular over the weekend and beautiful warm summer weather benchmarked the Eleventh Annual two day affair. Both days of competition were filled with exceptional runs by the talented roster of individuals and the large crowds on both days thoroughly enjoyed the close wheel to wheel driving exploits from a great roster of driving talent that ranges from the ages of 7 to 70. The Hamlin Speedway was in top form under the watchful eye of the Smith Family as the two day spectacular produced the great racing memories that will be talked about for some time to come. The two day event sponsored by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,

The Friday night action saw some new winners take center stage and a special event for the "Stars of Tomorrow" as the National Tour was part of the evening's festivities and found "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin turning back a stellar field of young driving talent for her fourth win of the season and a National Tour win. "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills captured his first win of the season in a wire to wire run in the All Star Slingshots. Damon Paul captured the Wingless 600 sprint win after a torrid battle with "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith captured his third win of the season in the Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modified excursion. Paul Richards Jr captured his first win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main event. Alex Reinsmith captured his first ever win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main.

Paul Richards Jr put all of the pieces together on Friday as he earned his first ever win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main event. Cranking out some 12.5 second lap times, Richards held the field at bay with Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe and Hunter Metzger completing the top five. Tyler Lindsey headed up the second five with Joe Nemeth, the returning Chloe Andreas, Joey Amantea and Cody Powell following.

It was business as usual for Joel Smith as he wired the field in his Wentz Car Care sponsored hot rod for win number three in 2017. Cole Stangle raced from fourth starting place to take up the chase and finished in the runner-up role. John Mirabelli, Anthony Recchio, Michael Samony, Jasper Ziegafuse, Cody Motto and newcomer Meredith Howell completed the field.

Shelby McLaughlin had the hot hand as the best of the best Junior Slingshot driving stars converged at Hamlin for the National Tour event. With an elite 15-car starting field, the action was fast and furious from start to finish as the "Stars of Tomorrow" put on a great show for the fans and can be quite proud of their accomplishments in their budding racing careers. McLaughlin led all of the way to secure the win but tons of pressure came her way as Tanner VanDoren, Nicho Flammer, Tyler Banks and John Kendall nailed down to five finishes. Tyler Ulsh, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Jake Mason and Abby Yates completed the top ten. Thirteen cars completed the event on the same lap showing just how tough the competition is for the youngsters in racing.

The Wingless 600 Sprint finale was a barnburner from the drop of the green flag. Mick D'Agostino, who is having a great year at the speedway, won the race into turn one and it set up a cat and mouse game throughout the entire distance as Damon Paul took up the chase and the pair put on a whale of a show as each driver tried to out-power and out-wit his rival. Paul would make the winning pass on lap fifteen and with that captured his first regular 600 Sprint win at the speedway. D'Agostino was the runner-up with Brandon Azzalina, Zac Azzalina and track champion Chad Sandt completing the top five. Colin White, Eddie Strada, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith and the returning Ryan Quackenbush finished out the top ten.

Taylor Mills was on rails as he led all of the way to claim his first All Star Slingshot win at the speedway in 2017. It wasn't an easy victory by any means as Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Austin Silfee and Jared Silfee provided plenty of competition throughout the twenty lap event. The returning Brett Bieber, Cole Stangle, Samantha Muller Josh Marcus and Troy Langendoerfer completed the top ten.

Alex Reinsmith led all of the way to claim the win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main with Glenn Macomber Jr and Sr following Reinsmith to the finish.

DAY 2:

The Saturday night racing action was fast and furious as Promoters Denise and Randy Smith moved the show along quickly and precisely as the track was in tip-top condition for the racing ahead. With seven features on tap, the evening of speed was checkered flagged with the final event at 10:22 PM.

Cole Stangle captured his first Stage One Modified main event of the season. Former Go karter at the speedway, Scott Neary, punched his winning ticket for the first time in 2017 as he captured his first ever win at Hamlin in All Star Slingshot competition in the S&S Speedways Rental car. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci captured his first ever Hamlin win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main. Adam Buchel took advantage of the prime real estate offered to him and he drove to his first ever win at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot main event. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn notched his second win of the season in the Super Slinger headliner. "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca made a dramatic last lap pass to claim his first ever win at the speedway in the Wingless 600 Sprint main. "The Big Show" Joey Amantea led all of the way to claim his third win of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint main.

Glenn Macomber blasted out front at the start of the Wingless 270 Sprint main and raced out to an early lead. On lap twelve Kyle Ferrucci made the winning pass and would go on to capture his very first win at Hamlin with Glenn Macomber in the runner-up role.

Wes Hearn started from the pole in the Super Slinger finale and would go uncontested throughout the twenty lap main. Mike Taylor continues to do great work and was the runner-up with Dale Kober rallying form a first lap spin to claim third place. Jimmy Conroy, newcomers Dan Malley, Mike Lapicki and Derek DeSilva completed the field.

Scott Neary out-gunned Jared Silfee at the start of the All Star Slingshot thirty lap feature and quickly attempted to run to daylight. While Neary did get away from the field, cautions would bring the field close together for the restarts. The competition would prove to be tough as nails and gaining real estate was hard fought for every inch of clay. Neary was cool and fast as he kept a top-flight field of racers behind him. Neary was not to be denied on this night as he clicked off the fastest times of the night averaging 13.6 seconds around the speedway to gain his first ever win in Slingshot competition. Jared Silfee, Brett Bieber, Austin Silfee and Tyler Peet completed the top five. Friday night winner Taylor Mills headed up the second five with Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Ryan Neiger and Josh Marcus following.

Joey Amantea was a rocket at the start of the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint main as he grabbed the lead at the start and sped away from the field. A couple of restarts closed in the ranks as now Paul Richards Jr and Jakson Ring began applying pressure to Amantea. A war between Richards and Ring allowed Amantea some breathing room and Amantea just kept hitting his marks on the track and had some 12.4 second laps to go on and claim his third win of the season. Richards, Ring, Hunter Metzger and Ryan Lacoe rounded out the top five. Tyler Lindsey, newcomer Mike Thompson, Tony Parlanti, Noah Zielinski and Cody Powell completed the top ten.

Abby Yates led the first lap of the Junior Slingshot main but gave way to the slick running Adam Buchel on lap two. Buchel was alone in the zone as he had no trouble stepping away from the field as the laps clicked off. . A caution slowed the field down on lap-13 but before the green could be displayed first timer RJ Sherman wound up on his lid. He was unhurt in the incident. The restart brought the field close and Shelby McLaughlin and 20th starting John Kendall made the most of it as McLaughlin put the pressure on Buchel and Kendall was clicking off some quick times to become a player. On the final restart, Buchel took off and would go on to capture his first ever win at the speedway. McLaughlin was second with JJ Rice third and Kendall fourth in a tremendous drive to the front. Abby Yates completed the top five. The second five were headed up by Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Tyler Banks and James Benz.

Cole Stangle seized command of the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified feature at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to win his first feature event at Hamlin in 2017. Mike Samony was second with Anthony Recchio third, John Mirabelli fourth, and Cody Motto fifth.

The Wingless 600 Sprint main found Justin Mills with a fast hot rod as he led the field around the race track for the first five laps. Mack Brink took over the point on lap six and a couple of laps later Danny Buccafusca was able to climb into the runner-up slot. Brink and Buccafusca matched wits for many laps with Buccafusca pulling even and then being able to slip past Brink after the white flag. Buccafusca would end weeks of frustration as he was able to drive to his first ever win in 600 Sprint competition at Hamlin. For Brink it was heartbreaker but a solid runner-up finish will make up for the non-win. Mills was third with Joel Smith fourth and Jacob Balliet a solid fifth. The second five was headed up by Brandon Azzalina with Colin White, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt and Jakson Ring completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Promoters Denise and Randy Smith had the grounds in pristine condition for the two-day weekend and many of the drivers stayed over for both days of the fabulous racing action. Randy Smith continues to work his magic on the race track and it was a fast 1/5th raceway all weekend long with lots of passing throughout both nights of competition. Another tip of the hat goes out to the Smith Family for another great weekend of racing.

Many thanks to my good friend Justin Beltrame for filling in for me on Friday night. As always, he did a great job in keeping the crowd informed.

The traveling band of young racers was in full force on Friday evening with the Junior Slingshot National Tour event. The contingent included Nicho Flammer and Tyler Ulsh. A tough break for CJ Fritz in the All Star Slingshots as he had a great run going Friday night until sidelined with mechanical woes.

Heat wins went to Chad Sandt, Joel Smith and Mick D'Agostino in the 600 Sprints. All Star Slingshot ran the dual heat format and heats were claimed by Wes Hearn, Jordan Lawrence and Tyler Peet in round one and Troy Langendoerfer, Scott Neary and Brett Bieber in round two. Junior Slingshot heats were won by Shelby McLaughlin, James Benz and Adam Buchel. Glenn Macomber was victorious in the 270 Sprint heat while Cole Stangle won the Stage One Modified heat. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were won by Hunter Metzger and Jakson Ring. The Super Slinger heat was won by Wes Hearn.
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The Hamlin Speedway will be dark next week to give the racers and their families a much needed vacation break from the rigors of racing and allow everyone to re-charge their batteries for the start of the second half of the Hamlin season that will kick-off with the running of the VetStock Firecracker 100 event that will roll out at the speedway on July 2nd. A whopping $1,500.00 plus contingencies will greet the winner in victory lane should the 35-car entry list be met for the event. Thirty cars will start the main event and will showcase the best Slingshot drivers in the country with the running of this premier event. Lap Sponsorships are still available and needed and speedway management assures all sponsors that all lap sponsors will be announced prior to the running of the grueling century long spectacular.

The VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 1st is just two weeks away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500. Everyone can gain additional information by checking out the VetStock website at: www.VetStockUSA.com

Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway and tickets are being distributed for an over the top Raffle which will offer money prizes each half hour of the scheduled show ranging from $100.00 to $1,000.00. The tickets are $10.00 each with a limit of one thousand tickets to be sold.

Our good friends at Honesdale National Bank, through racer Troy Langendoerfer, will be running a series of Ads for two weeks to help promote this great event.

Lap Sponsorship is also being sold at $10.00 per lap and offers an opportune time to pump up your sponsors for this great cause and all lap sponsors will be announced prior to the running of the 100-lap event.

Rick Buddehagen captured the 50/50.

Speedway Entertainment officials Rich Tobias and Jim Strouse were on hand for the events.

RESULTS:

June 16th.............

All Star Slingshots: Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Austin Silfee, Brett Bieber, Cole Stangle, Samantha Muller, Josh Marcus, Troy Langendoerfer, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, Mike McLaughlin, Tess Horvath, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, Ryan Neiger, Clayton Davey, Tanner Jones, Amanda Buchel, CJ Fritz

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Glenn Macomber Sr

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Damon Paul, Mick D'Agostino, Brandon Azzalina, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt, Colin White, Eddie Strada, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Ryan Quackenbush, Jakson Ring, Cody Smith, Mack Brink, JD Casazza, Jacob Balliet, Justin Mills, Danny Buccafusca

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, John Mirabelli, Anthony Recchio, Michael Samony, Jasper Ziegafuse, Cody Motto, Meredith Howell

Junior Slingshots: (Tour Event) Shelby McLaughlin, Tanner VanDoren, Nicho Flammer, Tyler Banks, John Kendall, Tyler Ulsh, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Jake Mason, Abby Yates, James Benz, Evan VanValkenburg, Joey Kalafut, Kyle Swart, James Hendricks

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe, Hunter Metzger, Tyler Lindsey, Joe Nemeth, Chloe Andreas, Joey Amantea, Cody Powell

June 17th...........

All Star Slingshots: (MA Gold Tour) Scott Neary, Jared Silfee, Brett Bieber, Austin Silfee, Tyler Peet, Taylor Mills, Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Ryan Neiger, Josh Marcus, Russell Benke, Ashley Kober, Mike Lapicki, Emily Fleming, Mike McLaughlin, Clayton Davey, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Troy Langendoerfer, Jordan Lawrence, Amanda Buchel, Dillon Emmons, Alan Kober, Samantha Muller

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Alex Reinsmith

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Danny Buccafusca, Mack Brink, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Jacob Balliet, Brandon Azzalina, Colin White, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt, Jakson Ring, Duane White, Ryan Quackenbush, Damon Paul, Joseph Smith, Mike Thompson, JD Casazza, Joey Amantea, Eddie Strada, Mick D'Agostino, Cody Smith, Adam Huff, Matt Roselli

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: Cole Stangle, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, Jon Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Meredith Howell, Joel Smith, Jasper Ziegafuse (DNS)

Junior Slingshots: Adam Buchel, Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, John Kendall, Abby Yates, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Tyler Banks, James Benz, Tommy Stillo, Mikey Johannes, Kyle Swart, Rachel Dickinson, Gavin McClure, Kasey Hufcut, Matthew Backus, James Hendricks, RJ Sherman, Evan VanValkenburg

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Sprints: Joey Amantea, Paul Richards Jr, Jakson Ring, Hunter Metzger, Ryan Lacoe, Tyler Lindsey, Mike Thompson, Tony Parlanti, Noah Zielinski, Cody Powell, Macy Litchauer, Zack Weisenfluh, Aiden Borden

Super Slingers: Wes Hearn, Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jimmy Conroy, Dan Malley, Mike Lapicki, Derek DeSilva, Doc Lapicki (DNS)

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. Hamlin Speedway will be dark on June 24th to allow families to enjoy quality family time. The next scheduled race day event will be July 1st when when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the eleventh edition of the Hamlin Firecracker 100 comes roaring into town. The event will assist VetStock of the Northeast to assist military families who are in need of assistance. The clock drawing, Chinese auction, and an overall fun day at the speedway highlight this annual event.
Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Jun
11

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Eight Features Highlight Superb Racing Action At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Finally! The warm summer weather took an extra long time in getting here and it was a welcome addition to the Pocono Mountains for the nice crowd who came out to the Hamlin Speedway as the Smith Family and Staff presented a superb eight feature race card on Saturday evening. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval "fit as a fiddle" and the 114 entries signed in for the evening used every inch of the raceway to carve out a wonderful night of entertainment for the appreciative crowd. The Smith Family orchestrated the eight feature event program by 10:20 PM in the evening as some of the top stars at the speedway strutted their stuff while some new faces also found out it feels very good to be sitting at the top of the racing podium.

The first edition of the NASCAR Crew Challenge was on tap for the evening and the guys from the traveling race series take great pride into mastering the short track. Bragging rights in the NASCAR garage area always exemplifies which crew member was at the top of his game on the speedway.

The All Star Slingshot feature headliner was captured by "The Sandman" Troy Langendoerfer, who showed the 26-car field the quick way around the Hamlin clay. "The Big Show" Joey Amantea captured his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry sponsored Wingless Rookie 600 main event. Jenna Schostkewitz took command of the lead after the halfway mark to score her fourth win of the season in Wingless 270 Sprint action. Mike Taylor found the speedway much to his liking as he carved out his first win of the season in the Super Slinger encounter. Tyler Banks had the best weekend of his young lifetime as he won the National Tour event at Accord on Friday night and towed to Hamlin for the Saturday action and came away with his first ever win at Hamlin in a wire to wire run in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio led all of the way to claim his win of the season in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. "The Electric Man" Colin White, even though a track champion in the past, captured his first ever win at Hamlin with a last lap pass of JD Casazza as they drove for the finish line in the Wingless 600 Sprint finale. captured win number in his sponsored speed wagon. Lowell, North Carolina resident Jason "Spanky" Edison found his car choice to be a sound one as he raced the Gilroy Motorsports hot rod to a solid win over Kevin White in the NASCAR Crew Challenge.

Troy Langendoerfer grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event. Tess Horvath and Josh Marcus fell in behind him with Cody Kline quickly hustling into fourth place. The field remained tightly bunched as the two and three wide and sometimes four wide racing action was spectacular with drivers pulling out the stops to gain a position or two. Langendoerfer was in the zone and separated himself from the rest of the field while the rest of the field continuously waged a war for position. Langendoerfer proved to be the man of the hour as he captured his first All Star win of the season after beginning the season with a series of misfortunes. Tess Horvath, Josh Marcus, Cody Kline and Tyler Peet completing the top five. The second five were Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Nick Delcampo and Cole Stangle. Twenty one cars finished on the lead lap.

The Super Slingers main event found Mike Taylor with the hot hand as he blasted out of the starting gate at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to capture his first win of the season in a tough battle over Dale Kober, Jason Edison, Jeff Haduck, Roger Collins and Kevin White.

Kyle Ferrucci led through the first twelve laps of the Wingless 270 Sprint main but Jenna Schostkewitz put on a whale of a show as she overcame Ferrucci's lead and slipped past him on lap thirteen. Once in front, Schostkewitz raced away to a comfortable win, her fourth of the season. Ferrucci was second in an outstanding drive with Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, the returning Tony Iudicello, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith and Randy Gombert.

The starting car field for the Junior Slingshots has displayed some amazing talent thus far in 2017 and "the stars of tomorrow" have been great show after show this season. Colton Geary was turned around on the initial start, allowing Tyler Banks to start alongside of James Benz on the restart. Banks grabbed the lead in turn one with Benz in tow. Seventh starting Jake Mason began to make moves as did sixth starting Austin Homan. Homan got into the runner-up slot and put pressure on Banks but Banks fought off the advances lap after lap. Homan would eventually get into turn three too hot and spun around causing a restart. When racing resumed it would be Banks now be fighting off advances from Jake Mason but it would Tyler Banks racing to victory for his second win in two nights. Mason had a great run in second with Shelby McLaughlin, Adam Buchel and James Benz completing the top five. Colton Geary recovered from his first lap spin and came back strong for sixth place with invader Nicho Flammer, Abby Yates, Austin Homan and Tommy Stillo completing the top ten.

The start of the Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found Joey Amantea charging out front at the start and he would quickly separate himself from the rest of the field. A Tyler Lindsey spin after the halfway point brought the field together with track champion Jakson Ring now on Amantea's tailpipe. Ring would try high and low to unseat Amantea but the first year driver kept his cool and raced to his second victory of the season. Ring was second in his return to action after a few weeks away. Tony Parlanti was third with Carmen Leggio Sr and Joe Nemeth completing the top five.

JD Casazza led the way in the Wingless 600 Sprint feature. A tremendous amount of passing took place in the early laps as the drivers worked hard to find their fast spot on the speedway. Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Colin White and Mick D'Agostino all found the channel they liked but it was Casazza out front and looking stronger as the event wore on. Paul and Smith would get together, sending both to the rear of the field. Colin White was now in the runner-up slot. White would make overtures for the lead but Casazza was a tough customer and kept the lead. Casazza led on the white flag lap but gave ground between turns three and four and White took a run high and dove back down to the bottom to nip Casazza at the line to claim his first ever 600 Sprint win at the speedway. Casazza was a disappointed second with D'Agostino, Pat Bealer and Ryan Neil completing the top five. Danny Buccafusca headed up the second five with the returning Steven Gully, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet and Geordan Marrero completing the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found Anthony Recchio grabbing the lead at the start and just as quickly had Taylor Mills and Joel Smith racing with him for the lead. Recchio was cool and collected as he stayed in the 13.1 second time bracket and slowly pulled away from the field with contenders Zach Marquardt and Joel Smith falling to the wayside with problems. Recchio would race to his third win with his teammate Taylor Mills in the runner-up slot making it a 1-2 finish for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Race Team. Cole Stangle was third in a great run with Michael Samony and John Mirabelli completing the top five. Cody Motto, Janell Geary and newcomer Mark Corna completed the field.

The NASCAR Crew Challenge is always competitive as each driver yearns for the opportunity to head back to the NASCAR Garage to boast about how he whipped the rest of the field on his way to victory. Jason Edison led all of the way to claim the win with Kevin White, Garrett Peterson, Hayden Reeves, Brad Tunny and Jason Sopczak finishing in that order. "The Minute Man" Eric Penza executed a rollover during the feature but was unhurt in the incident.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken to put the moisture machine on the track surface and to keep the race track racy throughout the evening. Promoter Randy Smith returned to the speedway after ligament surgery to his hand and it was great to have him back on board.

Newcomers to the speedway included Adam Minzer and Tony Iudicello in the Wingless 270 Sprints. Nicho Flammer, Mikey Johannes and Evan VanValkenburg made their first appearances in the Junior Slingshots, although all have raced at Hamlin in the past. Steven Gully returned to action for the first time in 2017 and did a great job in his return to the speedway.

Heat race wins went to Tyler Banks and Austin Homan in the Junior Slingshots while Justin Mills and Duane White won heats in the 600 Sprints. Kyle Ferrucci captured the heat race win for the Wingless 270 Sprints. Anthony Recchio was victorious in the Stage One Modified heat.
Rookie 6600 Sprint heats went to Carmen Leggio Sr and Joey Amantea.
Super Slingers did time trials with Jeff Haduck the top dog with a 14.346 second clocking. Mike McLaughlin was fast timer for the All Star Slingshots with a 14.285 time.

The speedway held a moment of silence for NASCAR Crewman JR Weller, who lost his battle with cancer on June 5th. JR was 51 years old and from the Pottstown area and was good friends with the Rode's Family.

Announcer Steve Pados interviewed with Jennifer Amantea from JPA Masonry at intermission. Jennifer spoke about her son being involved with racing and how much they love the atmosphere at Hamlin with the many families they have met or have made the transition to Hamlin with them from the Quarter Midget ranks. Jennifer also informed the crowd of the many different offerings from JPA Masonry and she will soon be opening a Real Estate Office on Route 611.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Troy Langendoerfer, Tess Horvath, Josh Marcus, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Nick Delcampo, Cole Stangle, Mike Taylor, Ashley Kober, CJ Fritz, Dale Kober, Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Matt Miller, Russell Benke, Samantha Muller, Jason Edison, Corey Zielinski, Nick Vinciguerra, Taylor Mills, Clayton Davey, Emily Fleming

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, Tony Iudicello, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith, Randy Gombert, Adam Minzer

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, JD Casazza, Mick D'Agostino, Pat Bealer, Ryan Neil, Danny Buccafusca, Steven Gully, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet, Geordan Marrero, Cody Smith, Adam Huff, Joseph Smith, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Jared Lilly, Tyler Kehs, Mack Brink, Duane White, Justin Mills

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Recchio, Taylor Mills, Cole Stangle, Michael Samony, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Janell Geary, Mark Corna, Joel Smith, Zach Marquardt

Junior Slingshots: Tyler Banks, Jake Mason, Shelby McLaughlin, Adam Buchel, James Benz, Colton Geary, Nicho Flammer, Abby Yates, Austin Homan, Tommy Stillo, James Hendricks, Mikey Johannes, Evan VanValkenburg, Rachel Dickinson, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall, JJ Rice, Tanner VanDoren

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jason Edison, Jeff Haduck, Roger Collins, Kevin White

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Joey Amantea, Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr, Joe Nemeth, Paul Richards Jr, Ryan Lacoe, Jake Roberts, Tyler Lindsey, Tyler Kehs, Zack Weisenfluh

NASCAR Crew Challenge 1st Edition: Jason Edison, Kevin White, Garrett Peterson, Hayden Reeves, Brad Tunny, Jason Sopczak, Josh Heidkamp, Bama Williams, Eric Penza

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next events on the Hamlin Speedway schedule are set for June 16th and 17th when all Divisions will be in action for two days on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the tenth edition of the "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" comes to the speedway featuring the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event and the Picnic and an MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots on Saturday night.
Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Jun
04

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - The Bealer Family Runs First And Second In Sensational 600 Sprint Feature At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway keeps the Pocono Mountains humming and on Saturday night and in traditional fashion Promoters Randy and Denise Smith hosted a packed with excitement event on Saturday evening as a standing room only crowd on hand witnessed a spectacular seven feature race card. All cylinders were clicking to perfection as the fifth week of the 2017 racing season produced a well executed spectacle of speed in the Pocono Mountains. With superb weather acting as the backdrop early on that dipped quickly when the sun went down, the top stars at Hamlin duked it out on the well conditioned 1/5 mile clay cushioned raceway. The show proved to be a blessing as all of the preliminary events and the seven features were completed in orderly fashion although there were some bumps and brusies along the way. More than one hundred racers converged at the speedway to battle in their quest to find their way into the coveted Hamlin Victory Circle. The event was sponsored by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Capturing wins during the evening were "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober as he continues to flourish at Hamlin with his fourth win of the season in the Super Slinger finale. New Yorker Nick Delcampo hopped aboard one of the Muller Family hot rods and it was the hot ticket in the All Star Slingshot main as he captured his first ever win at Hamlin. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith was scary fast as he racked up his second win of the season in the exciting Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified main event. Zach and Pat Bealer showed the competition the short way around Hamlin as the father/son duo baselined their way to a very popular win and second place finish in the headline 30 lap feature for the Wingless 600 Sprints.. Jenna Schostkewitz had the field covered as she raced to her third win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint headliner. Hunter Metzger was spot on as he gassed his way to his first career win at Hamlin in the Rookie 600 Sprint twenty lapper. The Junior Slingshot feature was captured by "TVD" Tanner VanDoren as he earned his second win of the season over a tough field of competition.

The "Stars of Tomorrow" from the Junior Slingshot division have been sensational all season long and Saturday was no exception as Tanner VanDoren wasted no time in seizing the lead at the start of the event with pressure coming from Tyler Banks and Jake Mason. Jumping into the picture a couple of laps later was sixth place starting Austin Homan and with one move after another found himself in the runner-up position. The top seven cars were close together in speed and action and a few skirmishes along the way slowed the event down at times. VanDoren would prevail with a stellar performance to capture his second win of the season. Austin Homan enjoyed his best run to date with a great finish in second place while Jake Mason, Tyler Banks and Shelby McLaughlin completed the top five. Not far behind was the second five with John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Joey Kalafut, James Benz and Rachel Dickinson following.

The stars of the over-35 Super Slinger division found Dale Kober at his best as he sailed around the speedway getting faster as the event wore on. Kober turned a fast time of 13.496 seconds to lead every lap but Mike Taylor remained close with some 13.609 second times. Kober would go on to capture his fourth win of the season while Taylor was second, the returning Greg Zellman third, Roger Collins fourth and Wes Hearn, who borrowed Tyler Peet's entry to keep up his points in the division. It was great to have Roger Collins back at the speedway in his first appearance of the season.

The Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main found Hunter Metzger going to the top of the raceway to grab the lead at the start of the twenty lap main event. That would prove to be the winning move as Metzger strutted his stuff for twenty laps to capture his first ever win at the speedway. Dakota Bartlet has been steady all season long and had another great drive for runner-up honors. Paul Richards Jr had a fast hot rod and raced to third place while turning the fastest lap of the event at 12.360 seconds. Steady Ryan Lacoe was fourth and first time racer in a 600 Sprint Dylan Hoch rounded out the top five. Jake Roberts, Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Carmen Leggio Sr and Tyler Kehs completed the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified found Joel Smith grabbing the lead at the start of the event and went clear sailing through twenty laps to claim his second win of the season. Anthony Recchio provided plenty of opposition and settled for second place while Jasper Ziegafuse, Michael Samony, Taylor Mills, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto and Janell Geary completed the field.

The Wingless 270 Sprint main found Glenn Macomber leading the first three laps before yielding to Jenna Schostkewitz. Once in front, Jenna reeled off some 12.422 second laps to drive away to a big advantage. got off to a slow start as broke before the event went green. The field slowed on lap-17 as "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci hopped a wheel and got upside down on turn two. Ferrucci was unhurt in the incident. As the field went to green, Schostkewitz would lead the final three laps to claim her third win of the season. Glenn Macomber finished second with Paul Richards Jr, Mike Kalman and Alex Reinsmith following.

Ashley Kober and Nick Delcampo brought the star studded All Star Slingshot field to the starting line for the start of their 20-lap headliner. Delcampo won the drag race into turn one and kept the momentum going as he quickly tried to step away from the field. Ashley Kober had a solid run going and was the runner-up for many laps but this was a night when some behavioral issues had some tempers boiling over. Austin Silfee moved through the field from ninth position and at the midway point was working on slipping past Kober, Josh Marcus and Mike McLaughlin. At that point, more hits than misses kept the racing interesting.

The event was checkered at nineteen laps as the time for the event had passed with Delcampo a clear winner, Silfee second, Josh Marcus third in a great effort, Mike Mclaughlin and Wes Hearn (from 13th position) completing the top five. The second five found Tanner VanDoren, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tyler Peet and Amanda Buchel following.

The headliner of the evening with $750.00 on the line found Zack Bealer grabbing up the initial lead with his Dad, Pat Bealer falling in behind him. Despite being father and son, they traded a bit of paint early on with Zack continuing to lead. The racing became a game of chess moves as the field stayed close and the battle for the baseline became more apparent with each passing lap. Former two time track champion Eddie Strada tried to move topside for a few laps but eventually moved back down to the bottom as Mick D'Agostino had thoughts of his own as he pulled close to Strada on occasion. Youngster Jacob Balliet was as cool as a kid could be as he duked it out with some of the best in the business.

As the event hit the two thirds mark, a check-up in turn three found Balliet turning around and his great run quickly went down the drain. On the restart, Colin White was able to duck underneath D'Agostino and the race would end with Zack Bealer in for the win with Pat Bealer second, Eddie Strada third, Colin White fourth and Mick D'Agostino fifth. The second five found Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Justin Mills, the returning Shelby Harper and steady Ryan Neil completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Get well wishes go out to Promoter Randy Smith as he suffered torn ligaments in his hand during the week and is in the Saint Likes Hospital. In his absence, the track crew headed up by Modified star Kevin Bates, did their due diligence and offered a very racy track to the drivers. A tip of the fedora to Denise and the entire crew for their hard work and dedication in going on with the show.

The Wingless 600 Sprints ran in a dual heat format with heat race wins going to Zack Bealer, Bobby Butler and Pat Bealer in the first set and Damon Paul, Eddie Strada and Jacob Balliet in the second set. Mike Taylor captured the heat win in the Super Slingers. Three heats were run for the All Star Slingshots with Ashley Kober, Josh Marcus and Nick Delcampo emerging victorious. Tyler Banks and Austin Homan captured the heat wins in the Junior Slingshots. Mike Kalman won the lone heat for the Wingless 270 Sprints.

Time trials were run for the Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints and Dylan Hoch stopped the clocks at 12.678 seconds to nip Ryan Lacoe who turned 12.800. Joel Smith was the top timer in the Stage One Modifieds with a 13.006 second time.

New and returning faces were abundant in the pit area as Roger Collins made his first start of the season in the Super Slingers. Dylan Hoch did a great job in the Rookie 600 Sprint class as he stepped aboard the Amber Oraschin racer and was impressive in the ride. Tyler Lindsey returned to action in the Rookie 600 Sprints. Zack Weisenfluh, who had the misfortune of getting upside down a week ago, was back in action. Jasper Ziegafuse returned to Smith Fabrications Rental car and was solid in the ride and AJ Hobbs returned to action in the division as well. Dillon Emmons made his first appearance at the speedway in some time. Returning to action included CJ Fritz and Matt Miller in the All Star Slingshots. Zack Bealer, Eddie Strada, Bobby Butler, Shelby Harper, Justin Grosz, Larry Hoagland and Mike Linderman were some of the returning faces for the 600 Sprints.

Fans, mark the dates on the calendar so you don't forget as in two weeks there will be two nights of racing at Hamlin next week on June 16th and 17th as Hamlin Speedways hosts the tenth annual "spring into summer sizzler" with a great weekend card of racing enjoyment; two great shows and two great payouts. The Friday evening event will headline the Junior Slingshot National Tour. The Saturday portion will include the Picnic and the rained out MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots.

The VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 1st is just a few weeks away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500. Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway. Check out the VetStock website at: www.VetStockUSA.com for additional information.

Lap Sponsorship is also being sold at $10.00 per lap so it is a good time to pump up your sponsors for this great cause. All lap sponsors will be named before the event goes green.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Nick Delcampo, Austin Silfee, JosAll All All Star Slingshots: Nick Delcampo, Austin Silfee, Josh Marcus, Mike McLaughlin, Wes Hearn, Tanner VanDoren, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tyler Peet, Amanda Buchel, Tess Horvath, Jared Silfee, RJ Smykla, Mike Taylor, Samantha Muller, Dale Kober, Dillon Emmons, Emily Fleming, CJ Fritz, Cody Kline, Clayton Davey, Greg Zellman, Taylor Mills, Matt Miller, Troy Langendoerfer

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, Mike Kalman, Alex Reinsmith, Kyle Ferrucci

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zack Bealer, Pat Bealer, Eddie Strada, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Justin Mills, Shelby Harper, Ryan Neil, Bobby Butler, Duane White, Justin Grosz, Geordan Marrero, Jacob Balliet, Sam Kravitsky, Cody Smith, Larry Hoagland, Tyler Kehs, Brett Altemose, Zac Azzalina, Joseph Smith, Jared Lilly, Mike Linderman, JD Casazza, Mack Brink, Tyler Ulrich

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Anthony Recchio, Jasper Ziegafuse, Michael Samony, Taylor Mills, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Janell Geary, AJ Hobbs

Junior Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Austin Homan, Jake Mason, Tyler Banks, Shelby McLaughlin, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Joey Kalafut, James Benz, Rachel Dickinson, Tommy Stillo, Colton Geary, Kyle Swart, James Hendricks, Aiden Donaldson, Abby Yates

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Mike Taylor, Greg Zellman, Roger Collins, Wes Hearn

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Hunter Metzger, Dakota Bartlet, Paul Richards Jr, Ryan Lacoe, Dylan Hoch, Jake Roberts, Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tyler Kehs, Tyler Lindsey, Cody Powell, Zack Weisenfluh, Mikey Smith (DQ)

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 10th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval and the first edition of the popular NASCAR Crew Challenge.
Hamlin Speedway has many special events scheduled throughout the season and on June 16th and 17th will be the tenth edition of the two day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" at the speedway that will feature the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event and the Picnic and an MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots on Saturday.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
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May
28

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Sensational Hamlin Speedway Racing Finds Familiar Faces In Victory Lane
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway and the Smith Family kept on track Saturday evening with a spectacular racing show that saw seven tremendous feature events presented as the speedway ends the month of May on the highest of notes. A few of the features went to the wire with the outcome decided in the final moments of the heated racing action. Promoter Randy Smith presented a meticulously groomed race track in place for the more than the one hundred entries that would do battle during the evening. After all was said and done, the seven feature race card was completed at 10:20 PM in the evening and the great crowd on hand enjoyed another monumental night of short-track racing excitement, Hamlin style! S&S Speedways was the sponsor for the evening of speed.

"The Nickel Man" Joel Smith scored a wire to wire triumph in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature, his first win this season. Nine year old "TVD" Tanner VanDoren found himself in the winners circle with his first win of his career in the hard fought All Star Slingshot main event over a stellar roster of driving talent. The high flying "Bad" Chad Sandt captured his win of the season in the exciting 600 Sprint finale. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber jumped into the lead and put his hot rod on cruise control to capture the twenty lap spectacular for the Wingless 270 Sprints. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin outlasted a fine group of young chargers to nail down her third victory in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The High Side Hustler" Justin Mills was magical in grabbing up his first win of the season and in the division in the Rookie 600 Sprint main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober was on point as he captured the Super Slinger headliner for his third feature win in the division.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature saw Joel Smith take the lead at the drop of the green flag. His Wentz Auto Body Auto Care sponsored hot rod was fast and opened up quite a bit of distance on the field early in the event. Taylor Mills, driving a Stage One Modified for the first time, got comfortable with the car quickly and moved into the runner-up slot after the midway point of the race. Smith had the hot ticket in this evening as he drove to his first win this season. Mills had a spectacular drive for runner-up honors. John Comandini was aboard the Smith Fabrication Rental machine for the evening and in his first ride in over a year came away with a third place finish. John Mirabelli and Mike Samony completed the top five with Janell Geary, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio and Evan Civick following.

The All Star Slingshot main found Tanner VanDoren grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag. Van Doren found Nick Vinciguerra a tough customer as the pair battled for a few laps before Vinciguerra found Cody Kline alongside of him and the pair duked it out with Kline now in the number two slot. VanDoren had a four car lead at this point and Kline began to reel off some better lap times than VanDoren to cut into the margin. VanDoren kept his cool and was very poised to be racing with some of the best in the business. Kline would get close but VanDoren would score his first All Star Slingshot win. Kline enjoyed a great run in second with Vinciguerra third, Dale Kober fourth and Chris Kurtz fifth. Mike McLaughlin headed up the second five with Austin Silfee, Jared Silfee, Taylor Mills and Samantha Muller completing the top ten.

Danny Buccafusca grabbed the lead in the Wingless 600 Sprint feature attraction and led for one lap as Chad Sandt found the line he was seeking and drove by Buccafusca for the lead. Once in front, Sandt was able to breakaway for a few laps and the event moved quickly with all of the drivers in the twelve second bracket time wise. Sandt got slowed up in slower traffic and Buccafusca was able to close but it would be Sandt earning his first win of the season. Buccafusca was second in a great run with Brandon Azzalina third, Colin White fourth and Geordan Marrero completing the top five. The second five found Joseph Smith, Zac Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Mick D'Agostino and Justin Mills trailing.

The Rookie 600 Sprint event found Carmen Leggio leading the first three laps before giving way Justin Mills, who found a line at the top of the raceway that suited him just fine. Once in front Mills stayed glued at the top. As the race wore on, Paul Richards Jr began to make a statement as the tenth place starter moved into second place late in the race. He got close to Mills but Mills would capture the feature win with Richards second, Dakota Bartlet third, Mikey Smith fourth and Ryan Lacoe fifth. The second five were Joe Nemeth, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio and Jake Roberts.

Glenn Macomber seized the lead at the start of the Wingless 270 Sprint main and would go on to run a flawless event to capture his second win of the season. Mike Kalman was second with Kyle Ferrucci third, the returning Robbie Watson fourth, Randy Gombert fifth, Steven Weirich sixth and Alex Reinsmith seventh.

Mike Taylor grabbed the lead at the start of the Super Slinger feature and fended off the early challenges of Jeff Haduck early on in the event and then Dale Kober. Kober came on strong and grabbed the lead from Taylor on lap ten. Kober would go on and take his third win of the season with Taylor in second, Haduck third, Alan Kober fourth, John Gilroy fifth and Jim Conroy sixth.

The Junior Slingshot event took center stage as Speedway Announcer Steve Pados went trackside to introduce the "stars of tomorrow" to the standing room only crowd on hand for the event. After a resounding send-off, James Costlow led for the first nine laps lap but went wide out of turn four and gave way to the high flying Shelby McLaughlin. McLaughlin would go on to capture the win with Jake Mason, James Costlow, Austin Homan and John Kendall. The second five found Tanner VanDoren, Tyler banks, Brian Smith, Abby Yates and Kyle Swart following.

PEARL JAMS:

Despite all of the rain that has been hitting the area of late, the speedway was in excellent condition for the evening of speed and Randy Smith gave the great roster of driving talent a superb track to compete on.

The time trialed sessions found Troy Langendoerfer lay down the fast time for the All Star Slingshots at 13.941 seconds just nipping Dale Kober who clocked a 14.114 time. Time trials for the Wingless 270 Sprints found Kyle Ferrucci with the top time of 12.547 seconds.

Dale Kober nailed down a heat win the Super Slingers. Chad Sandt, Pat Bealer and Geordan Marrero claimed heat wins in the Wingless 600 Sprints. Junior Slingshot heats were claimed by Tanner VanDoren and Shelby McLaughlin. Rookie 600 heats went to Jake Roberts and Joe Nemeth. The Stage One Modified heat went to Joel Smith.

With this being the fourth entry into the record books for the 2017 season, many of the speedway newcomers are becoming familiar with finding the fast way around the speedway. Impressive showings from the veteran talent had them finding at least three grooves to work their magic from.

Making their first starts of the season on Saturday night included Taylor Mills and John Comandini in the Stage One Modifieds. RJ Smykla, Amanda Conroy and Tanner Jones made starts in the All Star Slingshots. Nathan Smith and Louie Horvath in the 600 Sprints were new entries. It was good to see Robbie Watson return in the 270 Sprints along with Steven Weirich. John Gilroy was back in action in the Super Slingers. Brian Smith, Kyle Swart and Aiden Donaldson were new Junior Slingshot drivers.

The Hamlin Hundred scheduled for July 1st will be raising money for Vet Stock for the next few weeks and the group is headed up by Tom Ryan. VetStock coordinates and promotes fundraising efforts for Veteran organizations in Pike and Monroe Counties in the Northeast region of the state. All race teams, fans and sponsors are encouraged to assist in this fund raising annual event. Allesson Rode will be spearheading the collections at the speedway.

JJ Rice missed the Saturday night racing as he suffered a broken wrist while playing Lacrosse. Veteran campaigner Everett Haubrich was spotted taking in the races. Emily Fleming also missed the event as she is having some motors troubles with her racer.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Cody Kline, Nick Vinciguerra, Dale Kober, Chris Kurtz, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Jared Silfee, Taylor Mills, Samantha Muller, Amanda Buchel, Mike Taylor, Troy Langendoerfer, Tyler Peet, RJ Smykla, Tanner Jones, Ashley Kober, Tess Horvath, Clayton Davey, Josh Marcus, Nick Delcampo. Amanda Conroy

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Mike Kalman, Kyle Ferrucci, Robbie Watson, Randy Gombert, Steven Weirich, Alex Reinsmith

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Danny Buccafusca, Brandon Azzalina, Colin White, Geordan Marrero, Joseph Smith, Zac Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Mick D'Agostino, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Cody Smith, JD Casazza, Ryan Neil, Jacob Balliet, Adam Huff, Taylor Troxel, Sam Kravitsky, Tyler Galatro, Mack Brink, Louie Horvath, Duane White, Jared Lilly, Nathan Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Taylor Mills, John Comandini, John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Janell Geary, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio, Evan Civick

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Jake Mason, James Costlow, Austin Homan, John Kendall, Tanner VanDoren, Tyler Banks, Brian Smith, Abby Yates, Kyle Swart, Joey Kalafut, Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Aiden Donaldson, Colton Geary, James Benz, James Hendricks

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Mike Taylor, Jeff Haduck, Alan Kober, John Gilroy, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Justin Mills, Paul Richards Jr, Dakota Bartlet, Mikey Smith, Ryan Lacoe, Joe Nemeth, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio Sr, Jake Roberts, Tony Parlanti, Macy Litchauer, JR Williams, Brett Altemose, Richard Rickle, Noah Zielinski, Mark Berkenstock, Joey Amantea

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 3rd when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the second special event of the season for the Wingless 600 Sprints with the winner earning $750.00 based on a thirty car entry field and dual heat format.

Hamlin Speedway has many special events scheduled throughout the season and the date of June 10th will bring in the first of two scheduled NASCAR Crew Challenges. The following week on June 16th and 17th will be the tenth edition of the two day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" at the speedway that will feature the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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May
21

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Eight Great Features Highlight The Action Packed Racing At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2017 racing season at the Hamlin Speedway continues to rock on into the new season even though the weather has been less than perfect for most of the early season events. Coming back after a scheduled week off and a rain out on the prior Saturday, the Smith Family offered a fabulous racing show in the Poconos Mountains as they welcomed in 128 entries for an exciting night of racing activity. Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned facility in impeccable condition and all divisions put on a great show for the great crowd on hand to witness the exciting side by side and nose to tail racing action. The sizzling racing action went of without a hitch and was completed at 11 PM. The evening of speed was sponsored by S&S Speedways indoor go karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

When the eight feature events with heart stopping racing action was completed, it would be "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio holding his competition at bay to capture the exciting victory in the Hampton RV & Trailer Stage One Modified Tour event as he captured the 20-lap finale. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren raced to victory with a dominating performance in the Junior Slingshots feature attraction. "The Tornado" Tyler Peet wired the field to win the All Star Slingshot feature event. Zac Azzalina never looked better as he drove to a solid victory in the Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Jenna Schostkewitz raced to victory in the Wingless 270 Sprint main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober had the hot hand as he captured the Super Slingers headliner. Damon Paul captured the first of two Hamlin features in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. In the nightcap, "The Big Show" Joey Amantea raced his JPA Masonry hot rod to victory for his first ever Hamlin win in the shortened event that was halted after one competitor dropped a bunch of oil down on the race track. The Smith Family continues to provide an unparalleled promotion for small car division racing and the 2017 racing season has been chock filled with over the top racing excitement.

The Junior Slingshots rolled out onto the raceway for their scheduled 20-lap feature excursion with Tanner Van Doren making an excellent charge at the start from his third starting position to take the lead. Van Doren clicked off some steady 14.3 second laps to drive away from the field. JJ Rice was holding down the runner-up position with lots of pressure coming from Jake Mason. Mason worked his way around Rice and set off for VanDoren. This was the night for VanDoren as he captured the win with Mason is second, two-time winner Shelby McLaughlin was third with John Kendall hustling to fourth and Adam Buchel driving hard to claim a top five finish. The second five found JJ Rice, Tyler Banks, Austin Homan, Abby Yates finishing in line.

The Wingless 270 Sprint main event found Jenna Schostkewitz chasing "The Deuce" Glenn Macomber for the first six laps. Schostkewitz found the line she was seeking on lap seven to slip by Macomber and gain control of the point. Schostkewitz would lead the remaining laps to claim her second win of the young season. Macomber would finish in second with Josh Schaffer third, Mike Kalman fourth and Jason Muldeowney completing the top five.

The first JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main saw Tony Parlanti lead the first four laps of the feature. Parlanti gave way to Mikey Smith who led the next two laps. Storming to the front from sixth starting position, Damon Paul would seize the lead on lap-8 and drive away from the field for the win. Joe Nemeth enjoyed a great run in second place with Paul Richards Jr, Mikey Smith and Tony Parlanti completing the top five. Jake Roberts, Dakota Bartlet, Tyler Lindsey, Chloe Andreas and Hunter Metzger completed the top ten.

The second JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint feature found Joey Amantea getting a great start and blasting into the lead by turn one. Zack Weisenfluh kept pace along with Jacob Balliet. Amantea was enjoying consistent 12.258 lap times and was in command at the halfway point. As the field completed lap eleven, newcomer Richard Rickle's machine dropped a ton of oil down on the speedway and rather than risk the drivers health and curfew approaching, it was decided to checker flag the event. Amantea earned his first career win at Hamlin and the crew was a happy bunch in victory lane. Weisenfluh was second with Balliet in third, newcomer Logan Snyder fourth and Tyler Kehs fifth. Jenna Schostkewitz headed up the second five with Carmen Leggio, Justin Mills, Scott Slater and Ryan Lacoe completing the top ten.

The Super Slinger feature found Dale Kober hustle into the lead at the start, drive out to a comfortable lead and then fight off a strong bid by Wes Hearn late in the event to earn the victory. Wes Hearn was second with Alan Kober third, the returning Mike Taylor fourth, Jim Conroy fifth, Jeff Haduck sixth and the returning John Rooks Sr seventh.

The Wingless 600 Sprint main got off to a rock start as newcomer Billy Koch got up over a wheel and climbed atop the car and came to a peculiar perch in turn three. On the restart it would be Ryan Quackenbush getting hit and the car went into a crazy set of flips while standing on it's tail. Koch nor Quackenbush were injured in the incidents. On the next restart, "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca found the bottom of the raceway much to his liking and he blasted out in front of the highly competitive field. From fifth starting position came "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino and the defending track champion "Bad" Chad Sandt. Buccafusca, who had been having trouble getting his new mount to co-operate early in the season, had the fans buzzing as he zipped around the track in 12.180 second laps. Two cars got together in between turns one and two on lap thirteen and Buccafusca couldn't avoid the mix-up and it would end his night in heart-breaking fashion. On the restart, Zac Azzalina would inherit the lead and that and a big right foot would be all Azzalina would need to lead the remaining laps and claim the victory. D'Agostino would earn his second consecutive runner-up spot with Chad Sandt, Damon Paul and Joel Smith completing the top five. Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Colin White, Joseph Smith and Ryan Neil would complete the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified Tour event found Anthony Recchio blasting out front at the start of the feature and the move later proved to be the winning one as he held off a very strong Joel Smith for twenty laps and in doing so picked up his second win of the season. Recchio and Smith were the only drivers to break the 13-second barrier during the feature and Smith settled for second place honors this time around. Michael Samony was a strong third with Cody Motto finishing fourth in his best performance to date and John Mirabelli completing the top five. The second five included Bill Dianella, Jasper Ziegafuse, Janell Geary, newcomers Mark Corna and John Peer.

Twenty eight cars and drivers started the All Star Slingshot main attraction. Tyler Peet had a front row starting spot and used it to his advantage as he blasted out front at the drop of the green flag and soon had 27 other drivers seeking a way around him. This night would prove to be the hot ticket for Peet as he led every lap, never faltered and came away with a great win for his hometown fans. Easton's Tess Horvath matched wits with Peet to the final turn and drove to an excellent runner-up finish. Dale Kober raced from sixth to third, with Wes Hearn fourth and Cody Kline finishing fifth. Russell Benke came from 12th to head up the second five with Jared Silfee, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee from 17th and Josh Marcus following.

Pearl Jams:

Kudos go out to Randy Smith and his staff for preparing an excellent racing surface for the night of racing battles. With all of the rain that fell during the past week it was nothing short of a miracle the racing could take place at all. The show was able to move along swiftly even with Smith and company taking some breaks to constantly manicure the racing surface and give all of the competitors an equal facility to race on.

Dale Kober was fast timer for the Super Slingers with a 13.895 clocking and ahead of the 14.130 second time of Wes Hearn. The Junior Slingshot time trials found Shelby McLaughlin stopping the clocks at 14.374 seconds to lead all drivers while Tanner VanDoren was second with a 14.469 time.

Heat race wins were captured by Alan Selemba, Tanner VanDoren and Tyler Peet in the All Star Slingshots. Four heats were needed for the influx of 600 Sprints and capturing the heat race wins were Chad Sandt, Zac Azzalina, Brandon Azzalina and Damon Paul. A B-Main for the 600 Sprints found Johnny Smith grabbing up the win. Jenna Schostkewitz nailed down a win in the Wingless 270 Sprint heats. any touring event and winning the Stage One Modified heats were Anthony Recchio and Joel Smith in the first round and Anthony Recchio and Cole Stangle in the second round. Geordan Marrero, Tony Parlanti and Jacob Balliet captured heat race wins for the Rookie 600 Sprints.

New faces continue to emerge at Hamlin as new competitors included Rachel Dickinson in the Junior Slingshot racers. Mike Taylor, Alan Kober and John Rooks Sr were new Super Slinger competitors. Dakota Bartlet, Macy Litchauer, Logan Snyder, Mark Sensenig and Richard Rickle were new Rookie 600 Sprint racers. Billy Koch and Johnny Smith were new 600 Sprint entries. Mark Corna, John Peer and Joel Price were new Stage One entries.

Anthony Recchio has four wins in the new season and they have come in bunches with a pair of wins at Accord and Hamlin on opening night at both tracks and then this past weekend when Recchio scored again at both Accord and Hamlin. Jake Mason enjoyed a great run with a second place finish at Hamlin and at Accord, Jake has been the meal ticket winning all three events there thus far. Jake interviewed at Accord with Steve Pados on Friday night and said he hoped to find pay dirt at Hamlin this year.

Mike McLaughlin won the 50/50 at the speedway. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Josh Marcus who turned 15.

Many graduates of racing at Hamlin have ventured into other forms of racing and are having success on dirt or pavement and the Speedway Staff is very proud they began their racing careers at Hamlin. One such driver is the current Modified champion at Accord, Anthony Perrego. Perrego broke through for his first win of the season on Friday night. The list goes on and on and each week this writer will pick another name from past racing at Hamlin and give the readers an update on their racing activities.

The speedway will be busy with many special events taking place in the month of June. The July 1st date of the Hamlin "Firecracker 100" is one of those events with the speedway raising money for VetStock of the Northeast. Any parties wishing to become involved in this promotion should contact Allesson Rode or Steve Pados or contact the speedway offices. There will be much more information shortly regarding the event.

Results:

All Star Slingshots: Tyler Peet, Tess Horvath, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Cody Kline, Russell Benke, Jared Silfee, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee, Josh Marcus, Nick Delcampo, Samantha Muller, Taylor Mills, Troy Langendoerfer, Amanda Buchel, Clayton Davey, Alan Selemba, Emily Fleming, Mike Taylor, John Rooks Jr, CJ Fritz, Ashley Kober, Mike McLaughlin, Matt Miller, Tanner VanDoren, Nick Vinciguerra, Mike Fogler

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Glenn Macomber, Josh Schaffer, Mike Kalman, Jason Muldeowney

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zac Azzalina, Mick D'Agostino, Chad Sandt, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Colin White, Joseph Smith, Ryan Neil, Chris Kurtz, JD Casazza, Jacob Balliet, Geordan Marrero, Duane White, Justin Mills, Justin Grosz, Logan Snyder, Tyler Galatro, Joey Amantea, Danny Buccafusca, Johnny Smith, Tyler Ulrich, Scott Slater Jr, Ryan Quackenbush, Billy Koch

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Tour Event)Anthony Recchio, Joel Smith, Michael Samony, Cody Motto, John Mirabelli, Bill Dianella, Jasper Zeigafuse, Janell Geary, Mark Corna, John Peer, Joel Price, Cole Stangle

Junior Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Jake Mason, Shelby McLaughlin, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Tyler Banks, Austin Homan, Abby Yates, James Benz, Tommy Stillo, James Costlow, Joey Kalafut, Colton Geary, Rachel Dickinson, Matthew Backus

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Alan Kober, Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, Jeff Haduck, John Rooks Sr, Greg Zellman

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Damon Paul, Joe Nemeth, Paul Richards Jr, Mikey Smith, Tony Parlanti, Jake Roberts, Dakota Bartlet, Tyler Lindsey, Chloe Andreas, Hunter Metzger, Macy Litchauer

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Joey Amantea, Zack Weisenfluh, Jacob Balliet, Logan Snyder, Tyler Kehs, Jenna Schostkewitz, Carmen Leggio Sr, Justin Mills, Scott Slater, Ryan Lacoe, Noah Zielinski, Mark Sensenig, Richard Rickle, Geordan Marrero, Cody Powell

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for May 27th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as well as Driver Introductions for the "Stars of Tomorrow" Junior Slingshot Division.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
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The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Apr
30

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - McLaughlin Family Sweep; Joel Smith Dazzling In 600 Sprints Highlights Action At Hamlin Speedway

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The successful Hamlin Speedway promotional team of Randy and Denise Smith presented another spectacular and entertaining racing card for their great fans with seven divisions of racing talent that filled the Hamlin Speedway speed arena last evening. The second week of exciting racing action produced another great crowd for the new season and 116 entries came out to do battle in the Pocono Mountains and the racers gave it everything they had as they maneuvered their hot rods around the tricky-quick and perfectly manicured 1/5 mile clay cushioned arena. When all was said and done, the S&S Speedways sponsored event saw many familiar faces smiling in the winners circle and their pockets full of jingle from their solid racing experiences. The sizzling on track action was completed at 10:22 PM.

The eight features evening of speed produced many great battles and the Wingless 600 Sprint division feature found "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith edging "The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino in a wing ding battle with the fireworks coming in the closing laps. The All Star Slingshot feature found "Magic Shoes" Mike McLaughlin wiring the field as he had the hot ticket to victory. Not to be outdone, Mike's daughter "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin earned her second consecutive win in the Junior Slingshot finale in a great night for the McLaughlin Family. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn captured the win in the Super Slingers feature event. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber won his first Wingless 270 Sprint feature at Hamlin in a great run for him. Bill Dianella shook off his misfortune from a week ago to win the feature in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified run in a close battle with Cole Stangle. Tyler Ulrich hustled his way around the Hamlin Speedway to capture the first of two JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint features and Damon Paul was all business as he captured the nightcap for the rookie stars.

The Junior Slingshots toured the Hamlin oval quickly in their 20-lap feature excursion. The "Stars of Tomorrow" rarely disappoint and Shelby McLaughlin grabbed the lead at the start and held off attacks from JJ Rice and Tanner Van Doren as the race wore on. Rice and VanDoren got together towards the end of the feature and both went to the rear of the field. McLaughlin drove away to the win, her second in a row, with John Kendall grabbing runner-up honors and Jake Mason third, Tyler Banks fourth and James Benz completing the top five. JJ Rice raced back to sixth place with Tommy Stillo, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren and Austin Homan completing the top ten.

Dale Kober took command of the Super Slinger feature through the first six laps. After spinning out on the initial lap, Wes Hearn came hustling back and slipped past Kober for the lead just after the midway point, only to see Kober regain the lead on the next corner. This back and forth action remained throughout the duration of the event with Hearn snaring his first win of the season. Kober was second with Jimmy Conroy third in a stout run. Greg Zellman and Jeff Haduck rounded out the field.

The Wingless 600 Sprint feature was hell's bells from the start of the event. Mick D'Agostino out-hustled Pat Bealer into turn one and began it started a catch me if you can run around the Hamlin Speedway. Joel Smith quickly moved into the runner-up slot by lap five and little by little closed the gap between he and D'Agostino. By the midway point the front six were running under a blanket as now rookie sensation Damon Paul became a player. With the laps clicking down and slower traffic in front of the leaders, D'Agostino went to the top while Smith darted to the bottom. Smith had more momentum and captured a narrow win over D'Agostino with Damon Paul third. Pat Bealer was fourth while Colin White raced hard to nail down fifth place. Zac Azzalina headed up the second five with Justin Mill, Mark Manieri, Sam Kravitsky and Brandon Azzalina.

Tyler Ulrich had the hot hand and a very fast racer as he grabbed the lead at the start of the first JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint main and though he withstood a few restarts he dominated the event to capture his first win Hamlin. Chloe Andreas raced hard to finish in second with Mikey Smith, Kyle Exley and Joey Amantea completing the top five. Jr Williams, Tyler Lindsey and Carmen Leggio Sr were next in line.

The second JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint main found Damon Paul at the head of the class as he led all of the way with Justin Mills glued to his rear bumper through the twenty laps. Both racers were basically turning equal times and Paul won with Mills in second. Jacob Balliet was third with Noah Zielinski fourth and Geordan Marrero settling for fifth. Joe Nemeth and Jake Roberts followed in sixth and seventh.

Bill Dianella was a firecracker at the start of the Hampton RV and Trailer sponsored Stage One Modified finale as he took control of the lead from his outside pole start and quickly ran to daylight. By the midway point, all eyes were on Cole Stangle as he began to get faster with each passing lap. Stangle tried but couldn't muster the needed run to slip past Dianella although he was turning faster times. Dianella won the feature with Stangle in second. AJ Hobbs was third with Jasper Ziegafuse fourth and early contender John Mirabelli fifth. Michael Samony, Cody Motto and Janell Geary completed the field.

Mike McLaughlin took the lead at the start of the headliner for the All Star Slingshot race cars and maintained a small advantage early on despite constant pressure from Taylor Mills and Josh Marcus. Mills and Marcus fought it out for a few laps allowing McLaughlin to build up a lead. Opening night winner Russ Benke was making headway and would get to fourth place. With few cautions and McLaughlin clicking off steady 13.6 second lap times, he would drive into victory circle on this night. Mills was second with Marcus third in what may be his best finish to date at Hamlin. Benke was fourth and Dale Kober rounded out the top five. Heading up the second five were Nick Vinciguerra, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Mike Fogler and Cole Stangle.

Jenna Schostkewitz jumped into the lead at the start of the headliner for the Wingless 270 Sprints and led the first two laps before encountering difficulties that would take her out of the event. Glenn Macomber inherited the lead and although Mike Kalman would pressure him throughout the entire distance it would be Macomber scoring his first win in Wingless competition. Kalman would be second with Alex Reinsmith third, Don Schmidt fourth and Kyle Ferrucci completing the top five.

Pearl Jams:

Promoter Randy Smith dodged a bullet through hard work and determination as he put fresh clay down at the facility on Friday only to have a massive thunderstorm come through the area in the AM hours of Saturday morning. Smith worked up to race time to prepare the track and the strong effort paid off as the speedway was in excellent condition and the lap times were fast throughout the evening as Smith worked his magic to have the track racy from the very outer reaches to the basement of the facility. The effort produced some excellent side by side and more wide racing action and the great field of race cars that converge in the Poconos has spelled a great formula for success. Smith kept the race-ready track groomed to perfection and constantly manicured throughout an evening of racing to insure all competitors of a fast, smooth surface that is seemingly faster with each week of racing action. The hot lap sessions and heat races alone were without a doubt worth the price of an admission ticket

Time trials and heat races were the preliminary attractions and the Wingless 600 Sprints really dug their right rear tires into the new clay. Brandon Azzalina was top timer with a 12.077 second lap followed closely by Joel Smith at 12.123. The Stage One Modifieds found Joel Smith with a fast hot rod as he clocked in at 13.210 second to claim the top time over Cole Stangle.

Heats races were claimed by Jeff Haduck in the Super Slingshots and Mike Kalman in the Wingless 270 Sprints. Slingshot heats went to Nick Vinciguerra, Tanner VanDoren and Russ Benke. A B-Main was need to establish the starting field with the win going to Samantha Muller. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Geordan Marrero, Tyler Ulrich and Justin Mills. Junior Slingshot heats were won by John Kendall and Tanner VanDoren.

New faces at the speedway for the event included Tommy Stillo, Brian Smith and Gavin McClure in the Junior Slingshots. Randy Lawrence was a first timer for the Super Slingers. Chris Kurtz, Sam Kravitsky, Adam Huff, Tyler Galatro Kyle Exley and Jared Lilly were newcomers to the 600 Sprint ranks. Brett Altemose made his first appearance of the season in the Rookie 600 Sprint ranks. Austin Silfee, Nick Delcampo, Tanner Jones and Clayton Davey were new racers for the All Star Slingshot division.

Racer Kyle Exley made his final appearance at the speedway as the young man is headed off to San Antonio, Texas for basic training in the US Air Force. We thank Kyle for his work at the speedway and wish him well in his new endeavor.

Spotted at the speedway were former racers at Hamlin, Larry Hoagland and Tex Snyder. Bridgeport Speedway director Danny Serrano was on hand for the evening and very complimentary on the well organized format at the speedway.

Results:

All Star Slingshots: Mike McLaughlin, Taylor Mills, Josh Marcus, Russell Benke, Dale Kober, Nick Vinciguerra, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Mike Fogler, Cole Stangle, Wes Hearn, Tanner VanDoren, Troy Langendoerfer, Mick Delcampo, Ashely Kober, Samantha Muller, Amanda Buchel, Greg Zellman, Alan Selemba, Tanner Jones, Tess Horvath, Emily Fleming, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Mike Kalman, Alex Reinsmith, Don Schmidt, Kyle Ferrucci, Jenna Schostkewitz

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Joel Smith, Mick D'Agostino, Damon Paul, Pat Bealer, Colin White, Zac Azzalina, Justin Mills, Mark Manieri, Sam Kravitsky, Brandon Azzalina, Joseph Smith, Mack Brink, JD Casazza, Geordan Marrero, Cody Smith, Chris Kurtz, Ryan Neil, Jacob Balliet, Adam Huff, Danny Buccafusca, Tyler Galatro, Jared Lilly, Nick Corazzi, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Kyle Exley

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Bill Dianella, Cole Stangle, AJ Hobbs, Jasper Zeigafuse, John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Cody Motto, Janelle Geary, Anthony Recchio, Joel Smith

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, John Kendall, Jake Mason, Tyler Banks, James Benz, JJ Rice, Tommy Stillo, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Austin Homan, Abby Yates, James Costlow, James Hendricks, Matthew Backus, Joey Kalafut, Brian Smith, Colton Geary, Gavin McClure

Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Jeff Haduck, Randy Lawrence

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints:(1) Tyler Ulrich, Chloe Andreas, Mikey Smith, Kyle Exley, Joey Amantea, JR Williams, Tyler Lindsey, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti, Zack Weisenfluh, Brett Altemose

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Damon Paul, Justin Mills, Jacob Balliet, Noah Zielinski, Geordan Marrero, Joe Nemeth, Jake Roberts, Ryan Lacoe, Jakson Ring, Paul Richards Jr

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for May 6th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as well as the MA Gold Tour for the All Star Slingshots. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Apr
23

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Cold, Racing Sizzles With Spectacular Eight Feature Event Card

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2017 racing season at the Hamlin Speedway got underway on Saturday night to a rousing start with a great collection of veteran and first time performers wasting no time in displaying their style and guile on the 1/5th mile clay oval speedway. Successful promoters Randy and Denise Smith ushered in their twelfth season at the Hamlin facility with an opening night filled with spectacular racing action. The Smith Family and Staff welcomed in a convoy of 124 talented racers from a surrounding five-state area to their premier short track facility located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The opening day event was chillier than expected as the night time chill in the air (40 degrees) had the brave opening crowd on hand seeking jackets, blankets, and plenty of hot beverages to keep warm. The opening night crowd was treated to an old-fashioned donnybrook of high-flying action on the freshly clayed and banked 1/5 mile racing facility and the lightening fast action allowed for the talented daredevil racing roster to use all of the available speed lanes to present a great evening of racing entertainment. The eight feature event racing card and time trials went off as scheduled and the non-stop racing action was completed at 11 PM and when was all said and done eight elated winners found there way into Hamlin Speedway victory circle for the traditional pomp and circumstance.

The extended hot-lap sessions opened the day's events as the drivers were given ample opportunity to dial in their cars for the evening of racing. The track proved to be silky smooth as the drivers promptly began flirting with all of the racing channels of the speedway. The hot lap sessions lasted an hour and allowed the many new and veteran drivers an opportunity to test the new racing surface and the great field of cars on hand never skipped a beat as they dug their right rear wheels into the rich Pocono clay that was in great condition despite the always frigid weather the Poconos receives during the winter months. The time trials and dual heat format for the Wingless 600 Sprints determined the starting format for the evening of racing that was to follow.

The seven headline divisions found the 28 entries for the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints broken into two feature events based on time to allow the rookie drivers equal seat time and to become acquainted with the speedway. Jakson Ring and Damon Paul were victorious in the two events. Jenna Schostkewitz dominated the action in the now Wingless 270 Sprint main. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio stepped into a new division and came away with a convincing win in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature. Russell Benke opened his season on a fine note with a wire to wire triumph in the All Star Slingshot main event. and came away with his first win in his major step up the racing ladder. "The A-Team" Brandon Azzalina base-lined his way to a super win in the 600 Sprint finale, after taking over for early leader Joe Smith. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin captured the Junior Slingshot main event while "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober was triumphant in the Super Slinger feature event.

The starting field of seventeen Junior Slingshots took off in their scheduled 20-lap feature jaunt. JJ Rice out-dragged Tanner VanDoren into turn one and led much of the first three quarters of the event. Getting into slower traffic proved to be the Achilles heel for Rice as both Shelby McLaughlin and Tanner VanDoren slipped past him. McLaughlin would lead the final laps to capture her first victory at the speedway. VanDoren would wind up second with Rice in third, John Kendall fourth and newcomer James Benz completing the top five. James Hendricks, Ryan Conrad, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut and Colton Geary completed the top ten.

The first Rookie 600 Sprint main event found the returning Justin Grosz leading the first eight laps before yielding to a high-flying, low-riding defending track champion Jakson Ring. Ring would get plenty of pressure from Grosz and Justin Mills and the three car battle would run its course on lap-18 when Grosz spun out. Ring would lead the final circuits to capture the win with Mills in the runner-up slot and Scott Slater Jr coming on strong to finish third. Chloe Andreas took her first ride in a 600 Sprint and did a great job to finish fourth and newcomer Tyler Lindsey was equally impressive in nailing down fifth place. Noah Zielinski, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea and Ryan Lacoe completed the top ten.

The second Rookie 600 Sprint main found it to be a showcase for Damon Paul as the Stage One Modified champion from a season ago was hammer down from start to finish in capturing the twenty lap event. Newcomer Tyler Ulrich was impressive in a runner-up role while Joe Nemeth, Geordan Marrero and the returning Zack Weisenfluh completing the top five. The second five included Scott Slater Sr, Jake Roberts, Savannah Leggio, Jacob Balliet and Hunter Metzger.

The Super Slinger feature found Wes Hearn and Dale Kober resume their on-going track battles and it would be Kober leading the entire distance to kick off his season in fine fashion. Hearn was second with Jeff Haduck, Jimmy Conroy and Greg Zellman following.

The Wingless 600 Sprint main was all-star caliber from the drop of the green flag as Joe Smith charged to the front for the first half of the event with pressure coming from as many as ten other cars who all had the same notion of getting to the front. Lapped traffic would prove to be a factor with Brandon Azzalina challenging Smith from the baseline. Azzalina drove down to the baseline glued himself there and took over the lead on lap-17. Once in front, "The A-Team" put on a dazzling drive that found him in the 12-second mark as the race wore on. Azzalina would score the win with Pat Bealer in second, Joe Smith third, defending track champ Chad Sandt fourth and "TK" Tommy Kunsman nailing down fifth in his return to the speedway. Robbie Hocker headed up the second five with former champion Bobby Butler and Colin White, James Morris and Damon Paul competing the top ten.

Jenna Schostkewitz led the entire distance to capture the Wingless 270 Sprint main. The redesigned class found the action tight with newcomer Tyler Ulrich grabbing up runner-up honors. Mike Kalman was third with Glenn Macomber fourth and Paul Richard Sr fifth. Newcomer Jason Muldowney was sixth.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modifieds found Anthony Recchio showcasing his talent in a new division as the second generation driver led all twenty laps enroot to his first win in his first race in the division. Cole Stangle kept pace and settled for second with John Mirabelli third in his first run, the returning AJ Hobbs fourth and Jasper Zeigafuse steering the Smith Fabrications Rental to fifth place. Michael Samony, Evan Civick, Janelle Geary and newcomer Cody Motto completed the field

The All Star Slingshot main event saw an elite 25-car field take the green flag in their feature attraction. Russell Benke shot out of the blocks like a cannon at the start of the event and would establish the point with former track and national champion Cody Kline breathing down his tailpipe. Benke never waivered even when slower traffic came into play as he would lower his times in the event to 13.8 seconds with both Kline and Wes Hearn and Cole Stangle in the same range. Benke would be seriously challenged throughout the event but prevailed with a great win to start off the season on sound footing. Kline would finish second with Hearn third, Stangle fourth and Mike McLaughlin topping the front five. The second five included Jared Silfee, the returning Mike Fogler, Nick Vinciguerra, Scott Neary and Alan Kober.

Pearl Jams:

The new season of racing at Hamlin kicked-off in spectacular fashion and a strong loyal fan base in support of the evening of events. The great concession stand was doing a brisk business all evening long with plenty of Chicken Noodle Soup, hot coffee and hot chocolate being dispersed.

A tip of the fedora to Randy Smith and crew for working diligently on the speedway throughout the evening to make the speedway racy throughout all of the events. The Randy Smith moniker, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" speaks volumes for the great show presented.

The speedway has an aggressive season of special events planned for the 2017 season and small car division racing is definitely the wave of the future and truly happening at the Hamlin facility. The increasing numbers for small car division racing continues to rise and those who have the need for speed and want to remain within their budget restraints, Hamlin Speedway offers the superb alternative with their many divisions of great and affordable competition.

The new season brought out a great new batch of new and refurbished racing equipment to the speedway. Along with many new race cars, many new faces put in their first Hamlin Speedway appearances and the car count of 124 speaks well as the draw of racing equipment to the Pocono facility has far reaching effects with the New England driving contingent adding great flavor to the exciting racing action. The fans had the opportunity to check out the many new paint schemes and graphics of the great field of cars on hand and the seasonally changing rookie division will act as the farm system for many full size racing divisions at other speedways for those who will make the transition into the regular divisions in the future.

New drivers on hand included James Benz, Ryan Conrad, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Matthew Backus, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes and Tyler Banks in the Junior Slingshots. New rookie 600 Sprint drivers included Chloe Andreas, Tyler Lindsey, Joey Amantea, Aiden Borden, Tyler Ulrich, Zack Weisenfluh, Jake Roberts and Macy Litchauer. The 270 Sprints had Tyler Ulrich and Jason Muldowney as new additions. Kyle Spence, Justin Grosz and Damon Paul added to the 600 Sprint field. Anthony Recchio, AJ Hobbs, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto and Jasper Zeigafuse were new entries for the Stage One Modifieds. Scott Neary, who last raced at Hamlin in the Go Kart era at the speedway, headed up the new Slingshot stars along with CJ Fritz, Tanner VanDoren, Corey Zielinski and the return of Mike Fogler, Cody Kline and Troy Langendoerfer.

Former track champion "The Conductor" Bobby Butler and the defending New Egypt Sprint car champ, was on hand and tried to make things happen and it cost him a couple of spots near the end but still enjoyed a great run. front. Some misfortunes connected a few drivers such as Emily Fleming and Samantha Muller in the Slingshots while Mack Brink suffered front end damage in his 600 and Tony Parlanti got upside down in one of the feature events in the Rookies. Danny Buccafusca encountered some opening night gremlins with his new mount and scratched out for the evening.

Special thanks are in order to all of the Quarter Midget and Go Kart Clubs in the local areas for assisting in preparing the future driving stars for battle as they transition into the next phase of their racing careers.

Get well wishes remain order for speedway videographer Barry Boyd. .

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Russell Benke, Cody Kline, Wes Hearn, Cole Stangle, Mike McLaughlin, Jared Silfee, Mike Fogler, Nick Vinciguerra, Scott Neary, Alan Kober, Dale Kober, Troy Langendoerfer, Alan Selemba, Josh Marcus, Ryan Neiger, Tyler Peet, Taylor Mills, Tanner VanDoren, Tess Horvath, Ashley Kober, CJ Fritz, Amanda Buchel, Cory Zielinski, Samantha Muller, Emily Fleming

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Tyler Ulrich, Mike Kalman, Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Sr, Jason Muldowny, Randy Gombert, Don Schmidt, Kyle Ferrucci, Alex Reinsmith

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Joe Smith, Chad Sandt, Tommy Kunsman, Robbie Hocker, Bobby Butler, Colin White, James Morris, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Mick D'Agostino, Mark Manieri, Ryan Quackenbush, Geordan Marrero, JD Casazza, Duane White, Jacob Balliet, Ryan Neil, Cody Smith, Kyle Spence, Chloe Andreas, Doug Snyder, Zac Azzalina, Justin Grosz, Danny Buccafusca

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Recchio, Cole Stangle, John Mirabelli, AJ Hobbs, Jasper Zeigafuse, Michael Samony, Evan Civick, Janelle Geary, Cody Motto, Bill Dianella, Joel Smith

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Tanner VanDoren, JJ Rice, John Kendall, James Benz, James Hendricks, Ryan Conrad, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Colton Geary, Austin Homan, Matthew Backus, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, Tyler Banks, Adam Buchel, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Jeff Haduck, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Jakson Ring, Justin Mills, Scott Slater Jr, Chloe Andreas, Tyler Lindsey, Noah Zielinski, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea, Ryan Lacoe, JR Williams, Aiden Borden, Justin Grosz, Paul Richards Jr

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Damon Paul, Tyler Ulrich, Joe Nemeth, Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Scott Slater Sr, Jake Roberts, Savannah Leggio, Jacob Balliet, Hunter Metzger, Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for April 29th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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