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Sep
23

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Closes Out 2018 Season In Spectacular Fashion
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in an energetic group of racers on Saturday evening as they hosted their final event of the 2018 racing season. The racing was top notch all of the way in all divisions and a great crowd was on hand to bring the season to a spectacular finish. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. With some additional dollars on the line from a great support group of sponsors, a great field of entries assembled in the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) and a great support team of additional sponsors with Gilroy Northeast, JPA Masonry, Hufcut Concrete, Archbald Auto & Truck, Total Fleet Service/Weisenfluh Racing, Richie VanOrden Racing, McLaughlin Racing and Donaldson Farms.. Six smiling winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The six feature show was completed at 10:21 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca putting on a show stopping performance as he led the entire 27-lap feature in the All Star Slingshot feature headliner. "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy hopped in the same car a bit later on and captured the regular Super Slinger feature for his second win of the season at the speedway. The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale went to "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh. Billy Koch made a rare appearance at Hamlin but he put the finishing touches on the great run to capture the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless Sprint feature over a hard charging "Big Show" Joey Amantea. "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice captured the Junior Slingshot event with a wire to wire run. "Chops" Anthony Chrobak found a ride for the evening and put on a show as he captured his second feature event of the season in only his third start in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner.

In the All Star Slingshot feature, Danny Buccafusca wasted no time as he grabbed the lead at the start of the 27-lap main and in a matter of a few laps you could color him gone as he raced away from the field in the Gilroy Northeast Inc hot rod. The battle for runner-up honors was a dandy as 2018 track champion chased Ashley Kober down but could not pull the trigger as Kober was at the top of her game. Buccafusca grabbed the win, his third of the season with Kober in second Neary third, Adam Buchel fourth and rookie graduate Aidan Donaldson taking fifth and top finishing honors for the Juniors graduating into the the All Star ranks. Another graduate Joey Kalafut was sixth and another graduate Shelby McLaughlin was seventh proving the Junior Slingshot division drivers are up to snuff when transitioning into a higher level of racing. Dale Kober, Tanner Jones and Tyler Banks completed the top ten.

The Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner found Anthony Chrobak jumping out front early but getting stiff pressure from John Mirabelli and Adam Buchel. Buchel quickly made his way around Mirabelli, who was making his first start of the season. Chrobak and Buchel ran one/two the remainder of the event and they had to dart and dodge some slower cars in the fast paced event. Chrobak, who landed on his noggin the night prior in going for a win at another speedway, made no mistakes on this night as he captured his second win in the division in three starts. Buchel was second in another great run for the Florida Keys AC/Cole Polishing Team. Jasper Ziegafuse hustled to third with Mirabelli finishing fourth in his return to racing and Jacob Nemeth finishing fifth and newcomer Mark Evans sixth.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Wes Hearn leading for one lap and on a restart John Gilroy unleashed the power on his hot rod and raced away from the field with impressive laps in the 14.2 second range. While Gilroy was stealing the thunder, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober and Alan Kober waged a fierce battle for second place. Gilroy picked up his second win of the season in limited appearances while Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Alan Kober and Jimmy Conroy completed the top five. Heading up the second five were Richie VanOrden, Derek DeSilva, Wally Bell, David Guest and Wendy Guest.

JJ Rice raced into the lead at the start and would receive early pressure from James Hendricks with Hendricks at one point pulling off a slider to momentarily take over the lead but Rice quickly dove under him, grabbed up the lead and walked away from the field from that point on. Rice would claim his second win of the season with Hendricks in for runner-up honors and hard charging Kasey Hufcut third. Charlene Benz was fourth and Connor Mirabelli completed the top five with the newcomer Mirabelli walking off with the hard charger award put up by VanOrden Racing. The second five found RJ Sherman, Ashton DeWitt, first time racer Isabella VanOrden, Amber Baccaglini and newcomer Chase Zimmer rounding out the field.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter found Ryan Lacoe leading the way for four laps before yielding to the high-flying 2018 Rookie 600 Sprint Champion Zack Weisenfluh. Weisenfluh blistered the clay with some 12.3 second laps but behind him Noah Zielinski and Tyler Lindsay stayed with him as they waged a hard fought battle for real estate. Lindsay got by Zielinski late in the event and a lap later Zielinski suffered from mechanical problems and pulled out of the event. Weisenfluh collected his third win of the season with Lindsay getting runner-up honors. Lacoe was third with Dennis Stawinsky fourth and Tony Parlanti completing the top five. Geordan Marrero headed up the second five with Matt Zielinski, BRandon Nicholas, Jake Eby and Noah Zielinski following.

"Bad" Chad Sandt took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event and he would lead through the first four laps until Billy Koch pulled off a slider in turn three and was able to control the point. The event was far from over as fifth starting Joey Amantea began to turn up the heat in his JPA Masonry hot rod. Amantea was able to drive by those in front of him to gain second place and with a couple of laps to go put a ton of pressure on Koch. Amantea was able to drive alongside of Koch but Amantea had to check up as the racing was that close, allowing Koch to gain a margin of victory as the pair crossed the start/finish line with Koch just nipping Amantea. Chad Sandt was third in a solid performance while Noah Zielinski was fourth in his first start and Mack Brink completed the top five, The second five was headed up by Paul Richards Jr with Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White and Scott Slater rounding out the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that once again found the drivers utilizing the many racing channels throughout the evening of competition. Additional time was taken to keep the track surface smooth and tacky throughout the evening of speed.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Ryan Lacoe and Hunter Metzger. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Chad Sandt and Noah Zielinski capturing the wins. The Junior Slingshots ran one heat with JJ Rice claiming the victory. All Star Slingshot heats were won by Ashley Kober and a very excited Andrew Turpin for getting his first heat win. Wes Hearn captured the Super Slinger heat event. John Mirabelli captured the Stage One Modified heat run.

Special thanks to LeAnn Hearn for her assistance all night and to former racer JD Cazzaza for taking control of turns one and two for the evening. The Timing Controls failed in the tower and the limited staff did a yeoman's job in keeping up with the show throughout the evening. It was back to the days of hand scoring for some of the events and arthritis kicking in towards the end of the evening.

Announcer Steve Pados offered a special prayer for great racer Greg Hodnett who lost his life on Thursday night at another speedway. Hodnett was a many time guest on the Pados Brother's Gasoline Alley show. All of the features were 27 laps in honors of Hodnett and the Lelands.com race team.

Once again many thanks to all of the teams and sponsors for kicking in for the special bonus race addition at Hamlin. All of you make Hamlin Speedway a special place to be on Saturday night and we can't thank you enough for your support and loyalty.

The event ends the season at Hamlin. A party in November at S&S Speedways will take place with awards being handed out. More information will follow on the speedway website.

On behalf of the Smith Family and Staff, thank you all for being part of our Hamlin racing community.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Danny Buccafusca, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary, Adam Buchel, Aidan Donaldson, Joey Kalafut, Shelby McLaughlin, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones, Tyler Banks, Wally Bell, Wes Hearn, Taylor Mills, Brian Smith, Richie VanOrden, Mikey Johannes, Justin Newhard, Andrew Turpin, James Benz, Rachel Dickinson (Highest Finishing Junior Graduate Aidan Donaldson, Courtesy of McLaughlin Racing & Donaldson Farms-$50.00) Speed Sport Showcase) ($125.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers, Courtesy of Gilroy Northeast Inc)

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Billy Koch, Joey Amantea, Chad Sandt, Noah Zielinski, Mack Brink, Paul Richards Jr, Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White, Scott Slater, Mike Myers, Cory Zielinski, Tony Parlanti, Hunter Metzger, Dennis Stawinsky, Tyler Lindsay, Luke Schostkewitz, Jacob Nemeth, Brandon Nicholas $200.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers Courtesy of JPA Masonry) (Hard Charger Mike Myers $50.00 Courtesy of JPA Masonry)

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Chrobak, Adam Buchel, Jasper Ziegafuse, John Mirabelli, Jacob Nemeth, Mark Evans, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline (DNS)

Junior Slingshots: JJ Rice, James Hendricks, Kasey Hufcut, Charlene Benz, Connor Mirabelli, RJ Sherman, Ashton DeWitt, Isabella VanOrden, Amber Baccaglini, Chase Zimmer (Hard Charger Connor Mirabelli Courtesy of Richie of VanOrden Racing-$50.00)

Super Slingshots: John Gilroy, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, Jim Conroy, Richie VanOrden, Derek DeSilva, Wally Bell, David Guest, Wendy Guest ($125.00 Bonus Money to top 3 Finishers Courtesy of Gilroy Motorsports Northeast Inc)

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Zack Weisenfluh, Tyler Lindsay, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky, Tony Parlanti, Geordan Marrero, Matt Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Jake Eby, Noah Zielinski, Scott Slater, Jacob Nemeth, Ron Bosga, Hunter Metzger ($200.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers Courtesy of Archbald Auto & Truck Center and $100.00 Courtesy of Total Fleet Service/Weisenfluh Racing)

The event completes the 2018 racing season at Hamlin Speedway.

Make sure to always 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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2019 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Sep
02

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Goes Ten Again Features With Outstanding Labor Day show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in their regular seven divisions on Saturday evening to usher in Labor Day weekend at their speedway. The rainy, hot, humid weather that has been a benchmark of the summer of 2018 alleviated over the holiday weekend and great, comfortable, time to go racing weather greeted the standing room only crowd and the 100 plus racers that entered the racing action in the Pocono Mountains. On tap was the special event for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds with the running of the annual Mom & Pop Smith Memorial race. Playing catch-up with a couple of races that were postponed on July 21st, Hamlin ran like clockwork with an over the top show that climaxed with the running of an unbelievable ten feature event program duplicating the ten show night from the previous week. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Happy winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening for all of the pomp and circumstance. The ten feature show was completed at 10:32 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith rocking the house with a wire to wire run in the thirty lap Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event. Jared Silfee used some last lap heroics to capture his second win of the in All Star Slingshot feature headliner. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober captured the regular Super Slinger feature run. "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh captured his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale. "Bad" Chad Sandt took advantage of an incident in front of him as he inherited the lead and then drove away from the field to claim his second consecutive win and his fourth of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin turned up the wick in her hot rod as she sped to her fifth win of the season in the Junior Slingshot feature. Alex Reinsmith rolled a double as he captured the regular 270 Sprint feature and also won the held-over event from July 21st. In the Super Slinger make-up feature from July 21st, Alan Kober was all business as he led all of the way to claim his first win of the season. Three Restricted 600 Sprints came to the speedway and the feature found Dylan Kontra fast and then faster as he captured with win with room to spare.

In the Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run with lap money on the line, Joel Smith rocketed out front at the drop of the green flag and throughout the thirty laps of hard fought racing, Smith claimed his fifth win of the season as he was able to blister the clay with consistent 12.8 second laps. John Comandini was able to keep pace as he was knocking off some impressive 12.9 second laps in his own right. Smith won with Comandini second, Tanner VanDoren third, Amanda Buchel fourth in the Cole Polishing hot rod and Joe Price rallying to claim fifth place. Jasper Ziegafuse, Quarter Midget star Mark Evans, Cody Motto and Evan Civick completed the field. Amanda Buchel claimed the Hard Charger Award for the event as she advanced five positions during the run.

In the All Star Slingshot feature, Paul Ennes grabbed the lead at the start of the twenty lap main and led for the first three laps before Adam Buchel in another Cole Polishing Sponsored hot rod was able to drive by him on a restart. Buchel was being pressured by Ennes, Wes Hearn and Scott Neary. The action was close and the quarters were tight as the laps clicked off. Jared Silfee began from eighth place and was making waves as he advanced through the field. Buchel held his ground and fought off the very tough competition time and time again. A late restart found Jared Silfee in the runner-up role and he began to make his assault for the lead. He pulled even with Buchel and the duo touched and Silfee slipped past Buchel for the lead and the win, his second of the season. Buchel was a disappointed runner-up with Hearn , Ennes and Neary completing the top five. Heading up the second five was the returning Taylor Mills with Ashley Kober, Tanner Jones, Austin Silfee and Dale Kober completing the top ten.

The 270 Sprint feature found Alex Reinsmith taking off with the lead at the start and he would quickly distance himself from the field with some 11.985 second lap times and handily capturing the win. Glenn Macomber would finish in second place with the returning Don Schmidt third and Anthony Chrobak fourth. Schmidt and Chrobak raced together for twenty laps dueling for third place with Schmidt prevailing.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Dale Kober spot on as he led the entire distance with some fast 13.6 second times as he claimed his third win of the season. Paul Ennes, who has returned to racing after a couple of years hiatus, was second in a great run as he returns to championship form on the race track. Wes Hearn was third with Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Wally Bell and David Guest following

Shelby McLaughlin raced into the lead from her front row start and would easily distance herself from the field with some quick 14.8 second laps times. A couple of skirmishes brought the field together and on the restart McLaughlin would lead but Kasey Hufcut had moved into second place. The duo would leave the field in their wake as it clearly became a two car chase for the win. Hufcut would slow with two laps remaining and drop from the field. McLaughlin would win her fifth main event of the season and solidify her hold in the point lead. JJ Rice would settle for second with Austin Homan doing great work for third place, Aiden Donaldson in fourth and Brian Smith claiming fifth place.. The second five found James Benz heading up the action with RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks and James Costlow completing the top ten.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter found Zack Weisenfluh hammer down at the start with four time winner "Nitro" Noah Zielinski applying the pressure. Newcomer Kenny Harris, Scott Slater and Richie Maguire had their own battle going for third place. As the laps clicked off, the drivers were evenly matched and Zielinski tried every channel of the raceway he knew to slip past Weisenfluh. It was not to be as Weisenfluh sped to his second win of the season with Zielinski in the runner-up role. Harris, Slater and Maguire would complete the top five. Heading up the second five were Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky, Dennis Chamberlain and Cody Powell.

Joel Smith took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event with Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White and Colin White chasing him. Smith was strong and hung tough while Colin White made his way into second place. Smith and White were now in a classic duel with Smith controlling the baseline of the speedway. A couple of restarts found White trying sliders but Smith fought off each advance. On lap thirteen, as they approached the the third turn, White got to the inside of Smith and tried another slider but Smith was aside of him and the pair made contact and Smith spun. White and Smith would be sent to the back of the field but while Smith complied, White did not and eventually pulled off of the raceway. When the racing resumed Chad Sandt took over the point when he drove to the top of the raceway in turn one and powered his Ron Sandt Motorsports entry to a few car length lead with former two time track champion Eddie Strada in pursuit. Sandt would work his magic and go on to capture his fourth win of the season. Strada would receive runner-up honors in his return to the speedway while Duane White, Joe Nemeth and Mick D'Agostino would follow in the top five. Heading up the second five were Joseph Smith, Zack Weisenfluh, the returning Amber Oraschin, Cody Smith and Tyler Lindsay.

In the held-over Super Slinger event, Alan Kober took advantage of a front row start and would lead all of the way to earn his first feature win of the season in the division. Greg Zellman would finish second with Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy and David Guest following.

The held-over 270 Sprint event found Alex Reinsmith taking command at the start and leading all twenty laps on his way to victory. Glenn Macomber would finish second with Don Schmidt in third. Kyle Ferrucci would run into mechanical woes late in the event and scratched for the remainder of the evening.

In our first glimpse of the new restricted 600 Sprint division, three car made their way to the speedway. Dylan Kontra ran some very fast times around the speedway to the tune of 11.799 second laps to claim the win with Tyler Henry claiming second and Tanner VanDoren third. The cars had wings affixed for the shake down.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the seven division, ten feature show was completed at 10:32 PM. Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that found the drivers utilizing many racing channels throughout the evening of competition.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Scott Slater and Noah Zielinski. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off three heats with Colin White, Zack Weisenfluh and Joel Smith capturing wins. the first set and Mike Thompson and Chad Sandt prevailing in round two. Junior Slingshot heats were claimed by Austin Homan and Aiden Donaldson. All Star Slingshot heats went to Paul Ennes and Adam Buchel. Tanner VanDoren won the restricted 600 Sprint heat. Two rounds of heats were run off for the Stage One Modifieds with Joel Smith and John Comandini winning the first round and Jasper Ziegafuse and John Comandini winning the second round.

Time trials found the Super Slingers and 270 Sprints taking time trials. In the Super Slingers Paul Ennes was the top gun with a 14.368 second clocking. In the 270 Sprints, Glenn Macomber had top time with a 12.2 second lap time.

New faces emerged on Saturday night as Mark Evans was back in the saddle of the second Motto entry. Canadian Bryan Preville, and Nolan Palaima in Roger Collins machine were new arrivals for the Junior Slingshots. Taylor and Justin Mills, Ron Thoman and John Kendall were back in All Star Slingshot competition and Mikey Johannes took his first ride in the All Star feature. Kenny Harris, Savannah and Carmen Leggio Jr, Jason Mudowney Ken Karpovich, Amber and Chris Oraschin, Ryan Neil and Eddie Strada were back in the 600 Sprinters.

Rookie 600 Sprinter Brandon Nicholas flipped in his heat event as he climbed the backstretch fence and ended up back on his wheels. Brandon complained of soreness in his shoulder and arm afterwards. Jason Muldowney flipped in the same incident but fired up the hot rod and continued on.

The speedway would like to thank all who assisted in sponsoring laps for the Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event. Upstate Auto, GAMMS, Amy Renee, Cole Polishing, Nemeth Motorsports, Smith Fabrications, Bryan and Lynne Fuhrer, Silfee's Service, Glenna Henry & Ronnie Dunstan, Motto Motorsports, Bobby Smith, and Shelby McLaughlin Racing all helped out and thank you!

Even though the season is in the latter stages of the 2018 racing season, there is still plenty of hot racing action coming to close out the season. Make sure you come out to the speedway before the season ends, you are going to love it.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Adam Buchel, Wes Hearn, Paul Ennes, Scott Neary, Taylor Mills, Ashley Kober, Tanner Jones, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, CJ Fritz, Justin Mills, Mike Fogler, Tyler Banks, Mikey Johannes, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, Rachel Dickinson, Ron Thoman, John Kendall

Winged 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, Anthony Chrobak Kyle Ferrucci (DNS)

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Eddie Strada, Duane White, Joe Nemeth, Mick D'Agostino, Joseph Smith, Zack Weisenfluh, Amber Oraschin, Cody Smith, Tyler Lindsay, Scott Slater Jr, Kenny Harris, Mack Brink, Chris Oraschin, Jacob Balliet, Don Colaluce, Ryan Neil, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Colin White, Danny Buccafusca, Jason Mulowney

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Mom & Pop Smith Memorial) Joel Smith, John Comandini, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jasper Ziegafuse, Mark Evans, Cody Motto, Evan Civick, Anthony Recchio, John Bachetti Jr, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Jacob Nemeth

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, Aiden Donaldson, Brian Smith, James Benz, RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks,, James Costlow, Nolan Palaima, Bryan Preville, Kasey Hufcut, Joey Kalafut

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Wes Hearn, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Wally Bell, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Zack Weisenfluh, Noah Zielinski, Kenny Harris, Scott Slater, Richie Maguire, Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky Jr, Dennis Chamberlain, Cody Powell, Savannah Leggio, Jason Muldowney, Jack Hanna, Rich Maguire, Ken Karpovich, Carmen Leggio Jr, Jake Eby, Tony Parlanti, Brandon Nicholas

Super Slingers: (Make up from 7/21) Alan Kober, Greg Zellman, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy, David Guest, Mark Exeter (DNS), John Gilroy (DNS), Roger Collins (DNS)

270 Sprints: (Make up from 7/21) Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, Kyle Ferrucci, Jacob Eby (DNS), Jenna Schostkewitz (DNS)

Restricted 600 Sprints: Dylan Kontra, Tyler Henry, Tanner VanDoren

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 8th headline the action with the running of the All Star National 50 for the Slingshot division with $1,000.00 on the line with a 24 entry field. The Junior National event for the Junior Slingshots will also be hosted. All regular seven divisions will be on the race card.

Make sure to always 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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Goes Ten Again Features With Outstanding Labor Day show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in their regular seven divisions on Saturday evening to usher in Labor Day weekend at their speedway. The rainy, hot, humid weather that has been a benchmark of the summer of 2018 alleviated over the holiday weekend and great, comfortable, time to go racing weather greeted the standing room only crowd and the 100 plus racers that entered the racing action in the Pocono Mountains. On tap was the special event for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds with the running of the annual Mom & Pop Smith Memorial race. Playing catch-up with a couple of races that were postponed on July 21st, Hamlin ran like clockwork with an over the top show that climaxed with the running of an unbelievable ten feature event program duplicating the ten show night from the previous week. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Happy winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening for all of the pomp and circumstance. The ten feature show was completed at 10:32 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith rocking the house with a wire to wire run in the thirty lap Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event. Jared Silfee used some last lap heroics to capture his second win of the in All Star Slingshot feature headliner. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober captured the regular Super Slinger feature run. "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh captured his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale. "Bad" Chad Sandt took advantage of an incident in front of him as he inherited the lead and then drove away from the field to claim his second consecutive win and his fourth of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin turned up the wick in her hot rod as she sped to her fifth win of the season in the Junior Slingshot feature. Alex Reinsmith rolled a double as he captured the regular 270 Sprint feature and also won the held-over event from July 21st. In the Super Slinger make-up feature from July 21st, Alan Kober was all business as he led all of the way to claim his first win of the season. Three Restricted 600 Sprints came to the speedway and the feature found Dylan Kontra fast and then faster as he captured with win with room to spare.

In the Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run with lap money on the line, Joel Smith rocketed out front at the drop of the green flag and throughout the thirty laps of hard fought racing, Smith claimed his fifth win of the season as he was able to blister the clay with consistent 12.8 second laps. John Comandini was able to keep pace as he was knocking off some impressive 12.9 second laps in his own right. Smith won with Comandini second, Tanner VanDoren third, Amanda Buchel fourth in the Cole Polishing hot rod and Joe Price rallying to claim fifth place. Jasper Ziegafuse, Quarter Midget star Mark Evans, Cody Motto and Evan Civick completed the field. Amanda Buchel claimed the Hard Charger Award for the event as she advanced five positions during the run.

In the All Star Slingshot feature, Paul Ennes grabbed the lead at the start of the twenty lap main and led for the first three laps before Adam Buchel in another Cole Polishing Sponsored hot rod was able to drive by him on a restart. Buchel was being pressured by Ennes, Wes Hearn and Scott Neary. The action was close and the quarters were tight as the laps clicked off. Jared Silfee began from eighth place and was making waves as he advanced through the field. Buchel held his ground and fought off the very tough competition time and time again. A late restart found Jared Silfee in the runner-up role and he began to make his assault for the lead. He pulled even with Buchel and the duo touched and Silfee slipped past Buchel for the lead and the win, his second of the season. Buchel was a disappointed runner-up with Hearn , Ennes and Neary completing the top five. Heading up the second five was the returning Taylor Mills with Ashley Kober, Tanner Jones, Austin Silfee and Dale Kober completing the top ten.

The 270 Sprint feature found Alex Reinsmith taking off with the lead at the start and he would quickly distance himself from the field with some 11.985 second lap times and handily capturing the win. Glenn Macomber would finish in second place with the returning Don Schmidt third and Anthony Chrobak fourth. Schmidt and Chrobak raced together for twenty laps dueling for third place with Schmidt prevailing.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Dale Kober spot on as he led the entire distance with some fast 13.6 second times as he claimed his third win of the season. Paul Ennes, who has returned to racing after a couple of years hiatus, was second in a great run as he returns to championship form on the race track. Wes Hearn was third with Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Wally Bell and David Guest following

Shelby McLaughlin raced into the lead from her front row start and would easily distance herself from the field with some quick 14.8 second laps times. A couple of skirmishes brought the field together and on the restart McLaughlin would lead but Kasey Hufcut had moved into second place. The duo would leave the field in their wake as it clearly became a two car chase for the win. Hufcut would slow with two laps remaining and drop from the field. McLaughlin would win her fifth main event of the season and solidify her hold in the point lead. JJ Rice would settle for second with Austin Homan doing great work for third place, Aiden Donaldson in fourth and Brian Smith claiming fifth place.. The second five found James Benz heading up the action with RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks and James Costlow completing the top ten.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter found Zack Weisenfluh hammer down at the start with four time winner "Nitro" Noah Zielinski applying the pressure. Newcomer Kenny Harris, Scott Slater and Richie Maguire had their own battle going for third place. As the laps clicked off, the drivers were evenly matched and Zielinski tried every channel of the raceway he knew to slip past Weisenfluh. It was not to be as Weisenfluh sped to his second win of the season with Zielinski in the runner-up role. Harris, Slater and Maguire would complete the top five. Heading up the second five were Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky, Dennis Chamberlain and Cody Powell.

Joel Smith took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event with Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White and Colin White chasing him. Smith was strong and hung tough while Colin White made his way into second place. Smith and White were now in a classic duel with Smith controlling the baseline of the speedway. A couple of restarts found White trying sliders but Smith fought off each advance. On lap thirteen, as they approached the the third turn, White got to the inside of Smith and tried another slider but Smith was aside of him and the pair made contact and Smith spun. White and Smith would be sent to the back of the field but while Smith complied, White did not and eventually pulled off of the raceway. When the racing resumed Chad Sandt took over the point when he drove to the top of the raceway in turn one and powered his Ron Sandt Motorsports entry to a few car length lead with former two time track champion Eddie Strada in pursuit. Sandt would work his magic and go on to capture his fourth win of the season. Strada would receive runner-up honors in his return to the speedway while Duane White, Joe Nemeth and Mick D'Agostino would follow in the top five. Heading up the second five were Joseph Smith, Zack Weisenfluh, the returning Amber Oraschin, Cody Smith and Tyler Lindsay.

In the held-over Super Slinger event, Alan Kober took advantage of a front row start and would lead all of the way to earn his first feature win of the season in the division. Greg Zellman would finish second with Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy and David Guest following.

The held-over 270 Sprint event found Alex Reinsmith taking command at the start and leading all twenty laps on his way to victory. Glenn Macomber would finish second with Don Schmidt in third. Kyle Ferrucci would run into mechanical woes late in the event and scratched for the remainder of the evening.

In our first glimpse of the new restricted 600 Sprint division, three car made their way to the speedway. Dylan Kontra ran some very fast times around the speedway to the tune of 11.799 second laps to claim the win with Tyler Henry claiming second and Tanner VanDoren third. The cars had wings affixed for the shake down.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the seven division, ten feature show was completed at 10:32 PM. Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that found the drivers utilizing many racing channels throughout the evening of competition.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Scott Slater and Noah Zielinski. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off three heats with Colin White, Zack Weisenfluh and Joel Smith capturing wins. the first set and Mike Thompson and Chad Sandt prevailing in round two. Junior Slingshot heats were claimed by Austin Homan and Aiden Donaldson. All Star Slingshot heats went to Paul Ennes and Adam Buchel. Tanner VanDoren won the restricted 600 Sprint heat. Two rounds of heats were run off for the Stage One Modifieds with Joel Smith and John Comandini winning the first round and Jasper Ziegafuse and John Comandini winning the second round.

Time trial found the Super Slingers nad 270 Sprints taking time trials. In the Super Slingers Paul Ennes was the top gun with a 14.368 second clocking. In the 270 Sprints, Kyle Ferrucci captured the 270 Sprint heat. Wally Bell won the Super Slingers heat event. Stage One Modified heats went to Joel Smith and Jeff Hineline

Time Trials were the order for the All Star Slingshots and the Junior Slingshot divisions. Danny Buccafusca was the top time in the All Stars with a 14.098 second time over Scott Neary's 14.199 time. In the Junior division, Kasey Hufcut was the top timer with a 14.866 time, just nipping JJ Rice who timed at 14.891 seconds.

New faces emerged on Saturday night as Richie VanOrden made his return to Hamlin, where he enjoyed much success in the past. Brett Romer was a new entry as well. Anthony Chrobak was back in the saddle of the second Motto entry. Jan Gensits was on board in the Super Slingers. Brock Pinkerous and Jakoby Thompson were new arrivals for the Junior Slingshots while Evan VanValkneburg returned to action. Mike Thompson, Scott Slater Jr, Jake Eby and Bob Hummer were new Rookie 600 entries. Bobby Butler returned to the speedway while Zach Weidner and Don Colaluce made their first appearances in some time.

Even though the season is in the latter stages of the 2018 racing season, there is still plenty of hot racing action coming to close out the season. The Mom and Pop Smith Memorial for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will head up the Labor Day Show on August 31st as the speedway pays tribute to two of the pioneers of racing in the Northeast.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Adam Buchel, Wes Hearn, Paul Ennes, Scott Neary, Taylor Mills, Ashley Kober, Tanner Jones, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, CJ Fritz, Justin Mills, Mike Fogler, Tyler Banks, Mikey Johannes, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, Rachel Dickinson, Ron Thoman, John Kendall

Winged 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, Anthony Chrobak Kyle Ferrucci (DNS)

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Eddie Strada, Duane White, Joe Nemeth, Mick D'Agostino, Joseph Smith, Zack Weisenfluh, Amber Oraschin, Cody Smith, Tyler Lindsay, Scott Slater Jr, Kenny Harris, Mack Brink, Chris Oraschin, Jacob Balliet, Don Colaluce, Ryan Neil, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Colin White, Danny Buccafusca, Jason Mulowney

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Mom & Pop Smith Memorial) Joel Smith, John Comandini, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jasper Ziegafuse, Mark Evans, Cody Motto, Evan Civick, Anthony Recchio, John Bachetti Jr, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Jacob Nemeth

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, Aiden Donaldson, Brian Smith, James Benz, RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks,, James Costlow, Nolan Palaima, Bryan Preville, Kasey Hufcut, Joey Kalafut

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Wes Hearn, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Wally Bell, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Zack Weisenfluh, Noah Zielinski, Kenny Harris, Scott Slater, Richie Maguire, Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky Jr, Dennis Chamberlain, Cody Powell, Savannah Leggio, Jason Muldowney, Jack Hanna, Rich Maguire, Ken Karpovich, Carmen Leggio Jr, Jake Eby, Tony Parlanti, Brandon Nicholas

Super Slingers: (Make up from 7/21) Alan Kober, Greg Zellman, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy, David Guest, Mark Exeter (DNS), John Gilroy (DNS), Roger Collins (DNS)

270 Sprints: (Make up from 7/21) Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, Kyle Ferrucci, Jacob Eby (DNS), Jenna Schostkewitz (DNS)

Restricted 600 Sprints: Dylan Kontra, Tyler Henry, Tanner VanDoren

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 8th headline the action with the running of the All Star National 50 for the Slingshot division with $1,000.00 on the line with a 24 entry field. The Junior National event for the Junior Slingshots will also be hosted. All regular seven divisions will be on the race card.

Make sure to always 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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA: Mom & Pop Smith Memorial For Hampton RV Stage One Modifieds Headlines Saturday's Race Card At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway, located in the picturesque Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is closing in on the final three weeks of the 2018 racing season. With that, some special events remain on the horizon for the talented drivers and the great racing fans who have supported the speedway all season long. The racing action has been great all season long and more of it is expected as the season winds down and ushers in the Labor Day holiday this weekend.

This weekend on Saturday, September 1st, Hamlin Speedway will host the annual Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event for the Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds. The headliner will feature the stars and cars of the Stage One Modified division and the exciting division has been growing all season at the speedway. Led by the defending track champion, "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith, the roster of talent for the division is as diverse as it is exciting. Smith leads the way with four wins in the division and is also doing double duty in the 600 Sprints and has scored one win in that division. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren, Adam Buchel and Cody Motto have each scored a pair of wins in the division and Motto is coming off a solid win from last Saturday night. "The Jeff-a" Jeff Hineline, "The Branchburg Bandit" John Comandini and "Chops" Anthony Chrobak have each scored single wins and all would like nothing more than to grab up another win at the speedway. Chrobak scored his win in only his second appearance in the division.

The supporting cast of division stars has been quality all of the way with Amanda Buchel putting on great shows all season long. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio has been held winless in 2018 but the young driving star has scored two wins in the family owned Sportsman racer at Accord Speedway. "The J-Man" Jasper Ziegafuse recently took over the controls of the second Bachetti owned racer and has made great strides with the equipment. Jacob Nemeth is another of new racers at Hamlin and is now in his own equipment after purchasing the former Vreeland racer. "The Golden Boy" Evan Civick recently enjoyed a runner-up finish for his best performance of the season., John Bachetti Jr has gained a lot of momentum this season and along with Stoudsburg's Joel Price and many more, the division has enjoyed a stellar season in racing.

The event is an annual affair at the speedway named in honor of the Roy and Evelyn Smith. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Mr. Del George, George Sleight, Marty Acker, Johnny Cabral, Warren Mutter and Richie Smith among them. With the passing of Evelyn Smith in January of 2018
at the age of 93, the tradition of the event will become the Mom & Pop Smith Memorial event. The 2012 winner was Joel Smith. In 2013 Pat Bealer was a surprise entry and captured the win. In 2014 and 2015 Joel Smith was back in victory lane. Damon Paul was victorious in 2016 and in 2017

"Rapid Rich" Smith, while leaving the driver's seat in the mid-90's, has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins during his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are eye-catchers when on display or at speed. Incorporating his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon the finished product, the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. Touting affordability, safety and fun as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

Lap sponsorships are available for this great event. The laps are $10.00 each and all of the money collected will get distributed right back to the drivers. It is a great cause for the division as the racing has been exciting and competitive all season long. All lap sponsors will be named before the event goes green on Saturday night.

If you have not yet experienced an evening of racing at Hamlin, next week would be the ticket to come out and witness the best small car division racing in the country. With only three shows left in 2018, the drivers will have to be at their best should they have aspirations on earning a track title.

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 1st when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval highlighted by the Mom & Pop Smith Memorial. for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. 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, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, Yankowski Enterprises, Ron Brown Hauling and RockAuto.com are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Hamlin Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://hamlinspeed.com or call the speedway hotline at: 570 420 5500. For top quality photos from all of the racing action at Hamlin contact Tim Krysiuk and Maxine Scherer at: http://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as............................................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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26

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Delivers A Grand Slam With 10 Feature Events
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The past few weeks of the summer of 2018 have been brutally unkind to track promoters in the Northeast while some have able to keep one step ahead of the whims of Mother Nature and keep their speedway gates open. Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith have been part of the lucky ones as the racing has gone on with great entertaining shows being presented. Saturday night was a carbon copy of some of the past weeks as seven divisions of racing thrilled the standing room only crowd of fans in attendance with a show that climaxed with the running of an unbelievable ten feature event program show capping off a great night of racing. More than 100 entries came out to the speedway for the high flying racing action. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Some new winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening. The ten feature show was completed at 10:37 PM.

The Saturday night action found new winners emerging in some divisions while some veteran performers were at the top of their game to keep their own momentum going. "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca was flawless as he captured his second consecutive All Star Slingshot feature wheeling the Gilroy Motorsports hot rod to victory. Cody Motto found the zone and pedaled his way to his second 2018 win at Hamlin in the Motto Motorsports entry in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature headliner. The Super Slinger feature found "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy the class of the field with a dominating win. Two new winners emerged at Hamlin as Mike Thompson captured the first of two feature headliners while Aidan Borden scored his first win the second of the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finales. "Bad" Chad Sandt was all business as led all thirty laps to claim his third win of the season win of the season in the special Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice captured his first win of the season in a very exciting Junior Slingshot event. Alex Reinsmith rolled to his third win of the season in the 270 Sprint feature attraction. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin raced to her fourth win of the season in the held-over Junior Slingshot finale. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober captured his first All Star Slingshot win of the season in the held-over event from July 21st.

In the regular All Star Slingshot feature, Danny Buccafusca grabbed the lead at the start of the twenty lap main and quickly distanced himself from the field with some torrid 13.6 second laps around the 1/5th mile clay oval. Scott Neary found himself in a runner-up role and was fending off top notch competition with Wes Hearn and CJ Fritz applying the pressure. The night belonged to Buccafusca as he raced to his second consecutive main event victory. Neary was second with Hearn third, Fritz fourth and Jared Silfee claiming fifth place. New Yorker Tyler Banks headed up the second five with Paul Ennes, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones and Ashley Kober and Mason Pittenger completing the top ten.

In the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run, Cody Motto rocketed out front at the drop of the green flag and throughout the twenty laps of the event remained there as he scored win number two of the 2018 season. Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren and Amanda Buchel remained within striking distance and that would be how they came across the finish line. Joel Smith completed the top five. The second five found Anthony Recchio in sixth with Jeff Hineline, Anthony Chrobak, Jacob Nemeth and John Bachetti following.

The 270 Sprint feature found Glenn Macomber taking off with the lead at the start and he would lead for the first eight laps until mechanical woes sidelined him from the event. Alex Reinsmith inherited the lead and he would dominate the action to go on and claim his third win of the season. Kyle Ferrucci would claim runner-up honors while Anthony Chrobak finished third.

The Super Slingshot feature event found eleven entries going for the gold. Paul Ennes, with a front row start, jumped out front and would lead through five laps. A restart brought the field together and when the light went green Gilroy went fast as he took command of the event and would lead the rest of the way to claim what would be his first ever win at the speedway. Roger Collins raced from ninth to second to score runner-up honors. Wes Hearn, Dale Kober and Paul Ennes would finish as the top five. The second five was headed up by the returning "Flying Dutchman" Richie Van Orden as he returned racing after a long hiatus. Greg Zellman, Wally Bell, David Guest, Jim Conroy and Jan Gensits completed the field.

JJ Rice raced into the lead from his front row start and would lead every lap to earn hid first victory of the season at Hamlin. Lots of pressure came his way throughout the twenty lap event as Kasey Hufcut, Shelby McLaughlin and RJ Sherman were relentless in attempting to slip past Rice. Hufcut would try late in the race but slipped high to allow McLaughlin to race by. Rice would win over McLaughlin with Hufcut third. James Benz would race from eighth starting place to claim fourth at the end with RJ Sherman rounding out the top five. The second five found Brian Smith heading up that parade with Charlene Benz, Aidan Donaldson, Joey Kalafut and Austin Homan completing the top ten positions.

Zack Weisenfluh led the first nine laps of the first JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter. A restart found newcomer Mike Thompson taking over the point and he would lead the rest of the way to claim his first ever Hamlin win. Weisenfluh was second with Noah Zielinski, Rich Maguire and Earl Rice completing the top five.

In the second JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 main, Aidan Borden raced to the front at the drop of the green flag and would lead every lap on his way to his first ever Hamlin Speedway victory. Brandon Nicholas kept pace and was the runner-up while Jack Hanna, the returning Scott Slater Jr and Dennis Chamberlain would round out the top five. Cody Powell headed up the next group with Dennis Stawinsky and Matt Zielinski following.

Chad Sandt took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint special event when he drove to the top of the raceway in turn one and powered his way into the lead. Sandt would receive extreme pressure from Colin White, Mick D'Agostino and Joey Amantea as the laps clicked off but Sandt proved up to be up to the task at hand on this night. White would trade slide jobs with Sandt throughout the event but Sandt would prevail each time. The top four were nose to tail throughout and the competition was top notch all of the way. Sandt would win his third feature of the season with White, D'Agostino and Amantea second through fourth. A late charge from 13th position brought Joel Smith a top five finish. Heading up the second five were Paul Richards Jr, Mike Thompson, Bobby Butler, Jacob Balliet and Joseph Smith. Fifteen starters completed all thirty laps.

In the held-over All Star event, Dale Kober took advantage of a front row start and would lead all of the way to earn his first feature win of the season in the division. Danny Buccafusca would capture runner-up honors while Tyler Banks, CJ Fritz and Wes Hearn completed the top five. The second five was headed up by Scott Neary with Rachel Dickinson, Adam Buchel, Jared Silfee and Ashley Kober.

The Junior Slingshot held-over event found Shelby McLaughlin leading every lap despite the constant pressure from Kasey Hufcut who would finish second. Aidan Donaldson raced to third while JJ Rice and James Benz completed the top five. The second five found Mikey Johannes, Joey Kalafut, Ashton DeWitt, RJ Sherman and Brian Smith following.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the seven division, ten feature show was completed at 10:37 PM. Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that found the drivers utilizing many racing channels throughout the evening of competition.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints were captured by Jack Hanna and Mike Thompson. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off two rounds of heats with Hunter Metzger and Colin White capturing the first set and Mike Thompson and Chad Sandt prevailing in round two. Kyle Ferrucci captured the 270 Sprint heat. Wally Bell won the Super Slingers heat event. Stage One Modified heats went to Joel Smith and Jeff Hineline.

Time Trials were the order for the All Star Slingshots and the Junior Slingshot divisions. Danny Buccafusca was the top time in the All Stars with a 14.098 second time over Scott Neary's 14.199 time. In the Junior division, Kasey Hufcut was the top timer with a 14.866 time, just nipping JJ Rice who timed at 14.891 seconds.

New faces emerged on Saturday night as Richie VanOrden made his return to Hamlin, where he enjoyed much success in the past. Brett Romer was a new entry as well. Anthony Chrobak was back in the saddle of the second Motto entry. Jan Gensits was on board in the Super Slingers. Brock Pinkerous and Jakoby Thompson were new arrivals for the Junior Slingshots while Evan VanValkneburg returned to action. Mike Thompson, Scott Slater Jr, Jake Eby and Bob Hummer were new Rookie 600 entries. Bobby Butler returned to the speedway while Zach Weidner and Don Colaluce made their first appearances in some time.

Even though the season is in the latter stages of the 2018 racing season, there is still plenty of hot racing action coming to close out the season. The Mom and Pop Smith Memorial for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will head up the Labor Day Show on August 31st as the speedway pays tribute to two of the pioneers of racing in the Northeast.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Danny Buccafusca, Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, CJ Fritz, Jared Silfee, Tyler Banks, Paul Ennes, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones, Ashley Kober, Rich VanOrden, Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Wally Bell, Brett Romer, Jasper Ziegafuse

Winged 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Kyle Ferrucci, Anthony Chrobak, Glenn Macomber

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: (30 Laps) Chad Sandt, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Joey Amantea, Joel Smith, Paul Richards Jr, Mike Thompson, Bobby Butler, Jacob Balliet, Joseph Smith, Zach Weidner, Mack Brink, Duane White, Tyler Lindsay, Joe Nemeth, Don Colaluce, Fred Heinly, Cody Smith, Aidan Borden, Hunter Metzger

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Cody Motto, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Joel Smith, Anthony Recchio, Jeff Hineline, Anthony Chrobak, Jacob Nemeth, John Bachetti, Jasper Ziegafuse, Joel Price

Junior Slingshots: JJ Rice, Shelby McLaughlin, Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, RJ Sherman, Brian Smith, Charlene Benz, Aidan Donaldson, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, James Hendricks, Ashton DeWitt, Evan VanValkenburg, Mason Trautschold, James Costlow, Brock Pinkerous, Mikey Johannes, Jakoby Thompson

Super Slingshots: John Gilroy, Roger Collins, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Rich VanOrden, Greg Zellman, Wally Bell, David Guest, Jim Conroy, Jan Gensits

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Mike Thompson, Zach Weisenfluh, Noah Zielinski, Rich Maguire, Earl Rice, Jake Eby, Ryan Lacoe, Carmen Leggio Sr, Bob Hummer, Fred Heinly

JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprints: (2) Aidan Borden, Brandon Nicholas, Jack Hanna, Scott Slater Jr, Dennis Chamberlain, Cody Powell, Dennis Stawinsky, Matt Zielinski, Richie Maguire, Tony Parlanti

Junior Slingshots: (Heldover from 7/21) Shelby McLaughlin, Kasey Hufcut, Aiden Donaldson, JJ Rice, James Benz, Mikey Johannes, Joey Kalafut, Ashton DeWitt, RJ Sherman, Brian Smith, Charlene Benz, Brock Pinkerous, Mason Trautschold

All Star Slingshots: (Heldover from 7/21) Dale Kober, Danny Buccafusca, Tyler Banks, CJ Fritz, Wes Hearn, Scott Neary, Rachel Dickinson, Adam Buchel, Jared Silfee, Ashley Kober, Jasper Ziegafuse, Tanner Jones

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for August 31st when the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds headline the action with the running of the Annual Mom and Pop Smith Memorial event. All regular seven divisions will be on the race card.

Make sure to always 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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Aug
05

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Rocks The Poconos With 8 Feature Event Show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith were perfect in presentation of their twelfth show of the season on Saturday evening as another eight feature event card produced a great night of racing entertainment. With the weather cooperating fully in what may have been the best weather of the season, a large crowd was on hand and a great roster of driving talent strutted their stuff on the 1/5th Mile clay cushioned oval to perfection. With the season heading into it's final chapter for the 2018 racing season, each event is a "gots to be there" for those with aspirations for a title shot. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Eight winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening and it marked the initial appearance of the Xcel Chassis 600 Modified Tour event at the Hamlin stomping grounds.

The Saturday night action found new winners emerging in some divisions while some veteran performers were at the top of their game to keep their momentum going. "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca was flawless as he captured his first All Star Slingshot feature in some time wheeling the Gilroy Motorsports hot rod to victory. In only his second start in the division, "Chops" Anthony Chrobak pedaled his way to his first ever win at Hamlin in the Motto Motorsports second entry in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature headliner. The Super Slinger feature found Jimmy Conroy whistling up his first ever win as he wired the field and held-off a late charge by John Gilroy to collect the win. Stephen Weirich returned to Hamlin after a lengthy hiatus and drove to victory and dominated the event with a wire to wire triumph for his win of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith made a run to the top of the speedway to grab the lead and go on to his first win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin raced to her third win of the season in the Junior Slingshot finale. Paul Richards Jr hopped a ride in the second Macomber racer and dominated all twenty laps as the former division track champion captured the 270 Sprint feature. Flemington, New Jersey's Korey Inglin found the fast lane around the Hamlin Speedway just before the midway point and went on to capture the first ever feature event at the speedway for the Xcel Chassis 600 Modifieds.

Danny Buccafusca grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot twenty lap main and quickly found the zone with his fast race car with 13.6 second lap times and dominated all twenty laps of the All Star Slingshot feature. Dale Kober would finish in the runner-up slot with Scott Neary third, Tyler Banks fourth and Austin Silfee rounding out the top five. Tanner Jones headed up the second five with Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Taylor Mills, Ashley Kober and Mason Pittenger completing the field.

In the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run, Evan Civick was the early leader and has been fast for the past month and a half. Jacob Nemeth ran second with Anthony Chrobak third and Joel Smith riding in fourth place. A scramble on the back stretch had cars scattering but all would continue on. Chrobak was able to nestle in behind Civick and watched his every move with Nemeth and Smith very much in contention. Chrobak moved up a lane and pulled even with Civick and the pair would race into turns one and two side by side. Chrobak mustered up the speed and came off of turn two with the lead although Civick made a couple of attempts to regain the lead. Chrobak found the zone he wanted and clocked some 13.146 times to drive away to his first ever win in the division and at Hamlin. Evan Civick was strong throughout to record a fine runner-up finish with Nemeth a solid third, Joel Smith fourth and Jasper Ziegafuse fifth. The remainder of the field consisted of Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline and Joel Price.

The 270 Sprint feature found Paul Richards Jr taking off with the lead at the start and the former track champion drove away from the field with lap times in the 11.8 second range to claim his first win of the season. Newcomer Stephen Weirich had a great night at Hamlin as he was the runner-up in the event after securing a win in the Rookie 600 Main. Alex Reinsmith was third while Glenn Macomber was fourth and Anthony Chrobak was fifth. Kyle Ferrucci suffered early woes and was a scratch for the evening.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Jimmy Conroy with a front row start and a big right foot as he got off to a great start and jumped out to a big early lead. Dale Kober settled into second place and John Gilroy drove from fifth into third. As the laps clicked off, Conroy was in command but Kober and Gilroy would race each other hard to keep pace with Conroy. The pair began to whittle away at Conroy's big lead and Gilroy would drive by Kober and set sail for Conroy. Gilroy clipped off some 13.8 second lap times to close in on Conroy at the finish but Conroy would be the very happy camper in the RLE Towing and Recovery Winner's Circle. Gilroy was a close second with Kober third, Wally Bell fourth and Greg Zellman and David Guest following.

Shelby McLaughlin raced into the lead from her front row start and would lead every lap to earn her second victory of the season at Hamlin. Brain Smith would finish as the runner-up with Joey Kalafut in third, Kasey Hufcut fourth and James Benz completing the top five. The second five found JJ Rice, Aidan Donaldson, Austin Homan, James Hendricks and the birthday girl Charlene Benz completing the top ten positions.

The returning Stephen Weirich led the first seven laps of the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter. A hush came over the crowd when Craig Rochelle began flipping down the backstretch and landed in a grinding heap in turn three. The emergency team at the speedway assisted in getting a visibly shaken Rochelle from his wrecked car. Rochelle complained of soreness but otherwise walked away from a very scary incident. When racing resumed it would be Weirich leading but driving into second place was the hard charging Zack Weisenfluh. Weisenfluh would dog Weirich the rest of the way but it would be Weirich earning his first win of the season. Weisenfluh was second with Dennis Stawinsky third, Noah Zielinski fourth and Brandon Nicholas fifth. The second five included Ryan Lacoe, Fred Heinly, Dennis Chamberlain Jacob Eby and Richie Maguire.

Joel Smith took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint even when he went to the top of the raceway in turn one and lead-footed his way into the lead. Smith would receive pressure from Joseph Smith as the laps clicked off but Joel Smith would lead all of the way to claim his first 600 Sprint win of the season. Joseph Smith was second while Paul Richards Jr, Joe Nemeth and Tyler Lindsay would complete the top five. Mick D'Agostino headed up the second five with Jacob Balliet, Justin Mills, Cody Smith and Pat Bealer completing the top ten.

The Xcel Chassis 600 Modified Tour was a barn-burner from the start. With a stout field of talent showing up for their initial Hamlin encounter, Shawna Schibilia led the first seven laps of the event. A third turn scramble took out Olivia Schmeltzer and Kevin VanValkenburg. On the restart Korey Inglin went to the baseline in turn one and grabbed the lead over Schibilia who in turn tried to take the lead back. As the laps clicked off, contenders began to emerge as the racing was quick throughout the field. A restart in lap fourteen allowed for an all out shootout as Series point leader Richie Hitzler made some great moves to make his way close to Inglin but it would be Inglin finding the history books in the first Xcel feature at Hamlin. Hitzler would finish second while Travis Fichter, Shawna Schibilia and Brandon Graner would complete the top five. Hunter Deihl, Sam Schicchitano, Bailey Boyd, Jasper Ziegafuse,and Dakota Kohler would complete the top ten. A total of 24 cars came out for the initial Xcel event at Hamlin.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the eight division show was completed at 10:35 PM. Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface.

The Junior Slingshot heats were won by newcomer RJ Sherman and JJ Rice. Newcomer Fred Heinly and Dennis Chamberlian captured the heat wins in JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Paul Richards Jr and Joseph Smith claiming the wins. Dale Kober and Danny Buccafusca captured heat wins in the All Star Slingshots. Stage One Modified heats went to Anthony Chrobak and Jasper Ziegafuse. The Super Slinger heat went to Jimmy Conroy and Paul Richards Jr captured the heat win for the 270 Sprints.
Three heats were run by the Xcel 600 group with Korey Inglin, Brian Blankenbillar and Richie Hitzler capturing wins.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Danny Buccafusca, Dale Kober, Scott Neary, Tyler Banks, Austin Silfee, Tanner Jones, Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Taylor Mills, Ashley Kober, Jared Silfee

Winged 270cc Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Stephen Weirich, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Anthony Chrobak, Kyle Ferrucci

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Paul Richards Jr, Joe Nemeth, Tyler Lindsay, Mick D'Agostino, Jacob Balliet, Justin Mills, Cody Smith, Pat Bealer, Tony Parlanti, Mack Brink, Fred Heinly

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Chrobak, Evan Civick, Jacob Nemeth, Joel Smith, Jasper Ziegafuse, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Joel Price

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, James Benz, JJ Rice, Aidan Donaldson, Joey Kalafut, Brian Smith, Charlene Benz, RJ Sherman, Amber Baccaglini, James Hendricks, Kasey Hufcut, Cole Perry, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: Jimmy Conroy, John Gilroy, Dale Kober, Wally Bell, Greg Zellman, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Stephen Weirich, Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Stawinsky, Noah Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Brandon Nicholas, Ryan Lacoe, Fred Heinly, Dennis Chamberlain, Jacob Eby, Richie Maguire, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti, Craig Rochelle, Cory Zielinski, Jack Hanna, Matt Zielinski, Ryan Stangle

Xcel 600 Modified Tour: Korey Inglin, Richie Hitzler, Travis Fichter, Shawna Schibilia, Brandon Graner, Hunter Deihl, Sam Schicchitano, Bailey Boyd, Jasper Ziegafuse, Dakota Kohler, Grant Schibilia, Ray Gradwell, Gabby Meixell, Robert Martin, Ed Fentzlaff, Mike Wilcha, Brian Blankenbillar, Keith Inglin, Kevin VanValkenburg, Olivia Schmeltzer, Kyle Inglin

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for August 11th when all seven Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. The event will also mark the Briggs & Stratton Speed-week All Star Slingshot Tour. Five Hundred Dollars to win is on the line with 24 entries.

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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Rocks The Poconos With 8 Feature Event Show
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith were perfect in presentation of their eleventh show of the season on Saturday evening as an eight feature event had the small village of Hamlin, Pennsylvania absolutely rocking. A large crowd was on hand as good weather and a great roster of drivers worked the 1/5th Mile clay cushioned oval all night long with moves like Jagger and speed to burn. With the heavy duty rain that fell during the week the track was a tad slower than usual but the racing action was tight and just right for a Saturday evening of affordable entertainment. With the season heading into it's final chapter for 2018, each event is a must for those with aspirations for a title shot. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Eight winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening.

Saturday night winners found Jared Silfee spot on as he captured his first Hamlin win in 2018 in the All Star Slingshot headliner. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren had the hot ticket and heavy right foot as he pedaled his way to his second win of the season in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifed feature run. The Super Slinger feature found "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn up to the task as he dominated the action in collecting his fifth feature win of the season. Morgan Rochelle made an appearance at the speedway and sizzled the clay in a wire to wire triumph for her second win of the season in the 270 Sprint main event. "The Zack Attack" Zack Bealer was the factor reactor in his Russ Thornton owned racer as wired the field to score his second straight win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint division found "The Jersey Express" Dennis Chamberlain with the hot hand as he drove away from the drop of the green to score his first ever win in 2018. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin was fast from the get go and drove away from the field to collect her second win of the season in the Junior Slingshot finale. He missed the June event but was back in business on Saturday night and "KW Speed" Kevin White worked hard to make it happen in a stellar field of NASCAR Crew Guys to lead the final laps to leave the Poconos with a feature event in the NASCAR Crew Challenge.

Jared Silfee grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot twenty lap main and that and a fast race car was all he needed to dominated the action and race to his initial win of the Hamlin season. Hitting 14.2 second laps with precision allowed Silfee to lead the entire event with room to spare. The returning Taylor Mills chased Silfee all of the way but he had his hands full with a determined Danny Buccafusca but it would be Mills in the runner-up role with Buccafusca in third. Troy Langendoerfer and Wes Hearn completed the top five. Heading up the second five was Dale Kober with Austin Silfee, Tanner Jones, the returning Marc Daniels and Scott Neary completing the top ten.

In the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run, "TVD" Tanner VanDoren was quick on the throttle and grabbed the early lead. Joel Smith wouls climb into second early and began to pressure VanDoren. The show became the youngster versus the veteran as the racing was close and as many as six drivers were vying for the lead throughout the twenty laps. VanDoren held his ground and went on to capture his second win of the season in the division. Joel Smith was second with Adam Buchel racing to the checkered flag to claim third and Jasper Ziegafuse fourth and Jeff Hineline completing the top five. The second five consisted of John Comandini, Amanda Buchel, Evan Civick, Cody Motto and Quarter Midget star Mark Evans.

The 270 Sprint feature found Morgan Rochelle in a speed zone as the young driving star took off from her outside starting position and drove away from the field at will to claim her second win of the season. Turning consistent laps at 12 seconds per lap, Rochelle won with Glenn Macomber second, Anthony Chrobak third in his best finish of the season on a part time basis, Jaocb by fourth, Alex Reinsmith and Kyle Ferrucci completing the field.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Wes Hearn with a front row start and the many time track champion found that was the ticket as he raced away early and would earn his fifth win of the season. Dale Kober kept pace and closed late but would settle for runner-up honors. The returning John Gilroy still knew the feast way around Hamlin and finished a close third with Roger Collins and Kevin White finishing off the top five. David Guest ran his best event of the season and headed up the second five with Wally Bell, Derek DeSilva, the returning Jeff Haduck and Mark Exeter completing the field.

Shelby McLaughlin raced into the lead from her front row start and would lead every lap to earn her second victory of the season at Hamlin. Brain Smith would finish as the runner-up with Joey Kalafut in third, Kasey Hufcut fourth and James Benz completing the top five. The second five found JJ Rice, Aidan Donaldson, Austin Homan, James Hendricks and the birthday girl Charlene Benz completing the top ten positions.

Earl Rice led the first three laps of the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter. Sixth place starting Dennis Chamblerlain made great use of the upper channels of the speedway and would take over the lead on a fourth lap restart. Chamberlain was flawless from the top side as he built up a huge advantage over runner-up Zack Weisenfluh. Chamberlain cranked off some 12.4 second lap times to control the field even though Weisenfluh put on a great show to keep pace. Chamberlain would go on to score his first ever win at Hamlin with Weisenfluh the runner-up. Tony Parlanti was third with Noah Zielinski from a 17th place start in fourth and Brandon Nicholas from 14th to nail down a top five finish. The second five included Matt Zielinski, newcomer Fred Heinly, Richie Maguire, Ryan Lacoe and Rich Maguire.

Zack Bealer took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event. Bealer was able to turn some 12.4 second laps early on but had Mick D'Agostino turning times just as quickly and looking to make a move each step of the way. Chad Sandt joined the duo and the event turned into a three car breakway with the driving stars attempting to out-maneuver each other at every turn. Bealer was on his A-game and would earn his second straight win of the season. D'Agostino, Sandt, the returning Jacob Balliet and Paul Richards Jr completed the top five. Duane White continued his great work at the speedway as he headed up the second five with Joseph Smith, Mack Brink, Tyler Lindsay and Jason Rochelle completing the top ten.

The NASCAR Crew Challenge part two was an interesting affair. David Cropps led the first twelve laps of the event but he and Brad Tunney got together in between turns one and two and both spun out. On the restart, upstart Dale Larson drove into the lead but a lap later Cropps was back out front. Cropps would lead through lap seventeen when Kevin White coaxed some additional speed out of his race car and he went on to capture the win. Dale Larson would finish in the runner-up role in his first NASCAR event with Jamie Edwards finishing third, Tony Consentino fourth and Eric Burgoyne completing the top five. The rest of the finishing order were David Cropps, Robert Miolen and Brad Tunney.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the eight division show was completed at 9:58 PM.

The Junior Slingshot heats were won by Aidan Donaldson and Shelby McLaughlin. Ryan Stangle and Dennis Chamberlian captured the heat wins in JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Zack Bealer and Duane White claiming wins. The returning Taylor Mills, Scott Neary and Jared Silfee captured heat wins in the All Star Slingshots. Stage One Modified heats went to Joel Smith and Jasper Ziegafuse. The Super Slinger heat went to Roger Collins and Kyle Ferrucci captured the heat win for the 270 Sprints.

Newcomers and returnees who made their way to the speedway last night included Marc Daniels, Taylor Mills and Mike Lapicki in the All Star Slingshots. Quarter Midget star Mark Evans tried out the second Motto Motorsports entry. John Gilroy, Derek DeSilva, Jeff Haduck and Wally Bell were new Super Slinger entries. Evan VanValkenburg made his second Junior Slingshot start. Fred Heinly joined the 600 Sprints. Bob Hummer and Heinly made 600 Rookie starts. Jacob Balliet made his return to the speedway and left Hamlin with a top five finish in his return to action. Justin Mills

Some familiar faces from years past were at Hamlin last evening. "The Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan and his life companion Glenna Henry are up from Florida and took in the races and spent some time with their many friends at the speedway including the Smith Family and announcer Steve Pados. The Rochelle Family was in competition and Ronnie and Gleena were there to cheer them on. Former Hamlin racers Paul Quear, Tex Snyder were in attendance and former stock car and midget star Bing Metz was taking in the action.

A moment of silence and a fond remembrance was offered for Hamlin Speedway Videographer Barry Boyd who passed away July 19th at the age of 76.

A quick intermission period allowed the fans to ask the NASCAR Crew guys some questions regarding the work they do in the NASCAR garage and White, who is working on the Halmar-Freisen Team, offer to the fans some posters of Stewart Freisen and his truck ride.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Tylor Mills, Danny Buccafusca, Troy Langendoerfer, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Austin Silfee, Tanner Jones, Marc Daniels, Scott Neary, CJ Fritz, TYler Banks, Ashley Kober, Andrew Turpin, Adam Buchel, Tess Horvath, Mike Lapicki, Mason Pittenger, John DeWitt, Rachel Dickinson

Winged 270cc Sprints: Morgan Rochelle, Glenn Macomber, Anthony Chrobak, Jacob Eby, Alex Reinsmith, Kyle Ferrucci

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zack Bealer, Mick D'Agostino, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet, Paul Richards Jr, Duane White, Joseph Smith, Mack Brink, Tyler Lindsay, Jason Rochelle, Joe Nemeth, Justin Mills, Fred Heinly, Joel Smith, Cody Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Tanner VanDoren, Joel Smith, Adam Buchel, Jasper Ziegafuse, Jeff Hineline, John Comandini, Amanda Buchel, Evan Civick, Cody Motto, Mark Evans, John Bachetti Jr, Jacob Nemeth, Mark Corna, Joel Price

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, JJ Rice, Aidan Donaldson, Austin Homan, James Hendricks, Charlene Benz, Mikey Johannes, Evan VanValkenburg, Mason Trautschold, Ashton DeWitt

Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, John Gilroy, Roger Collins, Kevin White, David Guest, Wally Bell, Derek DeSliva, Jeff Haduck, Mark Exeter

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Dennis Chamberlain, Zack Weisenfluh, Tony Parlanti, Noah Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Matt Zielinski, Fred Heinly, Richie Maguire, Ryan Lacoe, Rich Maguire, Earl Rice, Cory Zielinski, Dennis Stawinsky, Jack Hanna, C armen Leggio sr, Ryan Stangle, Bob Hummer

NASCAR Crew Challenge #2: (July) Kevin White, Dale Larson, Jamie Edwards. Tony Consentino, Eric Burgoyne, David Cropps, Robert Miolen, Brad Tunney

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for August 4th when all seven Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. The event will also mark the initial appearance of the Xcel 600 Modifieds Tour event. Great racing, great food and lots of fun.

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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA -Storms Stop Hamlin Speedway After Six Features Are Completed
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Promoters Randy and Denise Smith put forth a valiant effort on Saturday to try get their tenth show of the season in the history books. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had her own agenda as heavy rains pounded the Pocono Mountains and the Hamlin Speedway forcing a shutdown after six features had been completed. The good news was the three postponed features from a week ago were completed along with three events from this evening's race card. The four features that were postponed will be added as time permits in the Hamlin schedule. The Smith Family would like to thank the loyal fans who came out to the speedway for the racing action and the race teams, especially the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint teams who helped keep the racing action until safety conditions forced the teams to the pit area. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay oval in great condition despite the crazy weather that has hit the Pocono area this season.

Make-up features were the first course of action on Saturday night and Jeff Hineline was precise in carving out his first win of the season when he decided to go low when Jasper Ziegafuse went high to lead the last few laps in the held-over Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifed feature run. The Super Slinger feature from a week ago found Greg Zellman with a quick hot rod as he wired the field for his first feature win of the season. In the final make-up event, "Duece" Glenn Macomber was all business as he took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to record his fourth win of the 2018 season. In the regularly scheduled events, "The Zack Attack" Zack Bealer was spot on in his Russ Thornton owned racer as wired the field to score his first win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint division found "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh with the hot hand as he drove away from the field to score his first win in 2018. "The Branchburg Bandit" John Comandini celebrated his return to racing in 2018 with his first win since his return in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified nightcap. XCel Chassis Race cars were on hand testing the waters in some exhibition runs as they prepare to tackle the Hamlin Speedway on August 4th with a Tour event.

In the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified run, "The J-Man" Jasper Ziegafuse took the lead at the drop of the green flag in a car he took over one week ago from John Bachetti Sr. Ziegafuse was quick but Jeff Hineline stayed with him all of the way. Ziegafuse came upon slower cars on lap-14 and decided to take the high side while Hineline quickly drove to the baseline to come out of turn two with the lead. Ziegafuse attempted to take the spot back but Hineline held him off and Ziegafuse now had Joel Smith knocking at his door. Hineline took the win with Ziegafuse in the runner-up role and Smith third. Adam Buchel in fourth and John Comandini completed the top five. Cody Motto, Evan Civick and newcomer Tommy Hildebrandt followed.

The 270 Sprint feature found Glenn Macomber at the drop of the green flag and he would check out on the field early on and would cruise to his fourth victory of the season. Alex Reinsmith would follow in second place with Kyle Ferrucci, Jenna Schostkewitz and newcomer Jacob Eby completing the field.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Greg Zellman with a front row start and he would set a torrid pace through the entire twenty lap event to claim his first win of the season at Hamlin. Dale Kober raced to second with Alan Kober third, Roger Collins fourth, Mark Exeter Fifth and David Guest in sixth.

Zack Weisenfluh put on a great show as he blitzed the speedway with some 12.7 second lap times in the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event. Weisenfluh broke away from the field early and at one time held a near straightaway lead on the field. Coming up on slower traffic by mid-point, Wisenfluh eased his way through the traffic allowing Dennis Chamberlain and Noah Zielinski to close the gap. The race belonged to Weisenfluh as he picked up his first win of the season. Chamberlain, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe and Cory Zielinski completed the top five. Matt Zielinski, Glenn Macomber, in his first 600 ride, and Carmen Leggio Sr completed the field running at the finish.

Zack Bealer took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event. Bealer was able to turn some 12.4 second laps early on but had the returning James Morris and Mick D'Agostino turning times just as quick. A spin by Joseph Smith past the midway point of the event brought the field back together for a restart. On the restart Bealer held tough and was able to hold off a bushel of talent behind him to score his first win of the season. Morris, who was making his first appearance of the season, was second in a great return to Hamlin and D'Agostino was third. Cody Smith and Joel Smith completed the top five. Heading up the second five was Duane White, with Pat Bealer, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink and Jason Rochelle following.

John Comandini blasted out of the gate in the second Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified finale. Joel Smith was quick to follow and a couple of laps later Anthony Recchio joined the fierce battle. The three cars moved out into their own zone as they left the field in their wake. Comandini was on the money and try as he may Joel Smith couldn't find the traction to make a move on the New Jersey driver. Comandini would earn his first win of the season with Joel Smith second, Recchio third in a great run, Jasper Ziegafuse fourth and Jeff Hineline completing the top five. Newcomer Jacob Nemeth headed up the second six with Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Evan Civick, Joel Price and Tommy Hildebrandt completing the field

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the race teams helped in keeping the speedway race worthy. Kudos to the Smith Family for refusing to yield to the weather that has plagued the number of events completed at the speedway in 2018.

The PA System was in fine working order thanks to some intense work performed by Randy Smith.

The Junior Slingshot heats were won by James Benz and Kasey Hufcut. Ryan Lacoe captured the lone heat win in JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Cody Smith and the returning Billy Koch claiming wins. CJ Fritz and the returning Danny Buccafusca captured heat wins in the All Star Slingshots.

Newcomers and returnees who made their way to the speedway last night included Danny Buccafusca and Mason Pittenger in the All Star Slingshots. Pittenger recently purchased the former John Rooks #28 race car. Amber Baccaglini and RJ Sherman made their first Junior Slingshot starts. James Morris and Macy Litchauer joined the 600 Sprints. Robbie Hocker, Justin Mills, Damon Paul and Joey Amantea all returned to action in the 600 Sprints. Jacob Eby was a newcomer for the 270 Sprints. Tommy Hildebrandt made his debut in of Tom Motto's race cars. Tommy is a fourth generation driver who is following in the footsteps of his great grandfather George Sr, grandson of George Jr and the son of current sportsman driver Kenny. Jacob Nemeth who also steered the second Motto car earlier in the season recently purchased a Stage One Modified of the Vreeland Family and the car is now the Nemeth number 78.

The Excel Modified brought four cars to test and tune for their Tour event on August 4th. Testing were Hunter Diehl and Doug Borger from Kunkletown, Kevin Van Valkenburg from Wayne, New Jersey and Travis Fichter from Lehighton. The cars looked fast and the Tour event should be a event for the speedway.

Current Hamlin driver Mick D'Agostino captured his sixth win of the season on Friday night at the Accord Speedway and is leading in the points battle.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Postponed to a later date

Winged 270cc Sprints: Postponed to a later date

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zack Bealer, James Morris, Mick D'Agostino, Cody Smith, Joel Smith, Duane White, Pat Bealer, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink, Jason Rochelle, Joseph Smith, Macy Litchauer, Joey Amantea, Billy Koch, Hunter Metzger

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: John Comandini, Joel Smith, Anthony Recchio, Jasper Ziegafuse, Jeff Hineline, Jacob Nemeth, Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Evan Civick, Joel Price, Tommy Hildebrandt, Cody Motto, Adam Buchel, John Bachetti Jr

Junior Slingshots: Postpone to a later date

Super Slingshots: Postponed to a later date

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Chamberlain, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe, Cory Zielinski, Matt Zielinski, Glenn Macomber, Carmen Leggio Sr, Dennis Stawinsky, Tony Parlanti

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Super Slingers: Greg Zellman, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, Roger Collins, Mark Exeter, David Guest, Paul Ennes (DNS)

270 Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Alex Reinsmith, Kyle Ferrucci, Jenna Schostkewitz, Jacob Eby

Hampton RV & Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Jeff Hineline, Jasper Ziegafuse, Joel Smith, Adam Buchel, John Comandini, Cody Motto, Evan Civick, Tommy Hildebrandt, Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Jacob Nemeth, John Bachetti Jr, Anthony REcchio, Joel Price, Mark Corna (DNS)

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for July 28th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. The event will also mark the second appearance of the NASCAR Crew Challenge when the crewmen have the opportunity to buckle in to a race car and go for the bragging rights in the NASCAR Garage. Great racing, great food and lots of fun.

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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2018 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
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