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May
06

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Beats The Rain With A Seven Feature Race Card Highlighting The Action
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The successful Hamlin Speedway promotional team of Randy and Denise Smith presented their second event of the 2018 season on Saturday evening and another spectacular racing card entertained the loyal fans with seven divisions of racing talent that filled the Hamlin Speedway speed arena last evening. The exciting racing action produced a great crowd for the new season and 100 entries came out to do battle in the Pocono Mountains and the racers gave it everything they had and then some as they maneuvered their sleek hot rods around the tricky-quick and perfectly manicured 1/5 mile newly clay cushioned arena. When all was said and done, the S&S Speedways sponsored event saw many familiar faces smiling in the RLE Towing and Recovery winners circle and their pockets full of jingle from their solid racing experiences. Right after the final checkered flag fell it began to rain.

The seven feature event card found the first special event of the season as the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint division time- shortened 28-lap feature attraction found former champion Kyle "The Hot" Lick returning to action and capturing the win after another former champion "The Conductor" Bobby Butler found his car amiss in the final laps. "The Sandman" Troy Langendoerfer returned to action and captured the All Star Slingshot Feature attraction. Circleville, New York's Kasey Hufcut earned his first ever win at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober and "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn put on a whale of a show in the Super Slingers feature with Kober winning the event. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci captured his first Winged 270 Sprint feature of the season. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith was all business as he raced to his second consecutive win in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified run in a close battle with. Joe Nemeth hustled his way around the Hamlin Speedway to capture the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint feature event.

The Junior Slingshots toured the Hamlin oval quickly in their 20-lap feature excursion. The "Stars of Tomorrow" rarely disappoint and Ashton DeWitt grabbed the lead at the start with Kasey Hufcut breathing down his tailpipe. Hufcut was quick and took control of the lead on lap seven and opening night winner James Benz moved into the runner-up role. Hufcut raced to the win, his first at Hamlin, while Benz finished in the runner-up role. Jasper Ziegafuse started ninth and enjoyed a stout outing with a third place run. Adam Buchel and Abby Yates completed the top five. Shelby McLaughlin drove to a sixth place finish with Aidan Donaldson seventh after a spin sent him to the rear early in the event. Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut and Charlene Benz completed the top ten.

Dale Kober took command of the Super Slinger feature at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way despite the persistence of Wes Hearn who dogged him all of the way through the twenty lap event. Roger Collins was third with Greg Zellman and David Guest completing the top five.

The Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint feature was hell's bells from the word go. Bobby Butler enjoyed a pole start and made the most of it start of the event. Numerous restarts were needed during the event but in the green flag conditions Butler, Damon Paul, Kyle Lick, Paul Richards, Joseph Smith and Chad Sandt kept knocking on the "butler's door." The attrition was high but the racing was my oh my as the leaders matched moves like Jagger. Some top challengers began to fall with Alex Bright out early, followed by Joseph and Joel Smith and Richards.

Reigning track champion Mick D'Agostino became a player and a late challenge came from Jacob Balliet. With 23-laps in the books, Butler began having problems with his racer. He gave way to Kyle Lick who would go on to capture the win in a great return to the speedway. "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul gave it all he had with a gutsy, hard fought runner-up finish. Colin White finished third with D'Agostino coming in fourth and Jacob Balliet completing the top five. Chad Sandt headed up the next five with the disappointed Butler, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink and Zack Bealer rounding out the top ten.

Joe Nemeth had the hot hand and a very fast racer as he grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint main and though he withstood a few restarts he dominated the event to capture his first win of the season at Hamlin. Nemeth turned some of the fastest times of the night as he consistently ran 12.2 second laps. Noah Zielinski raced hard to finish and during the event did turn a 12.161 second lap for the fastest time of the evening. Ryan Lacoe was steady with a third place run while Zack Weisenfluh and Earl Rice completed the top five.

John Comandini was a firecracker at the start of the Hampton RV and Trailer sponsored Stage One Modified finale as he took control of the lead from his front row start and quickly ran to daylight. By the midway point, all eyes were on Joel Smith as he began to get faster with each passing lap. Lap-14 proved to be the Achilles Heel for Comandini as Smith got around him and assumed control of the event. Smith would drive on for his second straight win in 2018 with Comandini finishing in the runner-up role. Matt Massoney was third in the Motto Motorsports rental car. Amanda Buchel raced hard to nail down fourth place and Joel Price completed the top five. Tanner VanDoren headed up the second five with Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, and John Bachetti Jr and Sr completing the top ten.

Jared Silfee took the lead at the start of the headliner for the All Star Slingshot race cars and maintained a small advantage early on despite constant pressure from Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Silfee and Tyler Banks. A seventh lap restart allowed Langendoerfer to restart alongside of Jared Silfee and when the green flag dropped it would be Langendoerfer winning the drag race on the front stretch to claim the lead. School was out at that point for the rest of the field as Langendoerfer put on a clinic running consistent 13.5's and 13.6's for the remainder of the laps to claim the win. Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober and Wes Hearn would complete the top five. Scott Neary headed up the second five with Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall and Mike Fogler closing out the top ten.

Kyle Ferrucci jumped into the lead at the start of the headliner for the Winged 270 Sprints and quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field as he led all twenty laps to lay claim to his first win of the season. Reigning track champion Glenn Macomber would finish second after battling with Don Schmidt for most the event. Schmidt finished third with JJ Uliana and Anthony Chrobak nailing down top five finishes.

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Once again Promoter Randy Smith and crew had the speedplant in top form and the racers responded well as they tried out the multi-channeled speedway throughout the night's events. The effort produced some excellent side by side and more wide racing action.

Heat races were claimed by Aiden Donaldson and Shelby McLaughlin in the Junior Slingshots. Kyle Ferrucci captured the 270 Sprint heat. Stage One Modified heats were won by Joel Smith and Jeff Hineline. Rookie 600 Heats were claimed by Ryan Lacoe, Jack Hanna and Dennis Stawinsky. The two All Star Slingshot heats went to Mike Fogler and Troy Langendoerfer.

New faces at the speedway for the event included Austin Homan in the Junior Slingshots. Mark Exeter was a first timer for the Super Slingers but had trouble during hot laps and withdrew from racing for the evening. Tyler Lindsay and Nick Corazzi were newcomers to the 600 Sprint ranks while it was great to see Kyle Lick, Alex Bright, Zack Bealer, Brett Altemose and Mike Linderman return to the Hamlin clay. Cole Stangle made his first appearance of the season in the Rookie 600 Sprint ranks. Cole has been racing Sportsman racers at Accord Speedway. Rich Maguire Sr joined the Rookie 600 Ranks. John Kendall and Andrew Turpin were new racers for the All Star Slingshot division. Anthony Chrobak and JJ Uliana were new additions to the 270 Sprint ranks.

Top timers for the evening were Dale Kober in the Super Slingers with a 14.331 as opposed to Wes Hearn's time at 14.366. Damon Paul was fast timer in the 600 Sprints with a 12.234 second time over Joseph Smith's 12.374 and Butler with a 12.377.

Results:

All Star Slingshots: Troy Langendoerfer, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Scott Neary, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall, Mike Fogler, Tanner Jones, Tyler Banks, Andrew Turpin, Rachel Dickinson, Amanda Buchel

Winged 270cc Sprints: Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, JJ Uliana, Anthony Chrobak, Alex Reinsmith

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: (40 laps)Kyle Lick, Damon Paul, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Jacob Balliet, Chad Sandt, Bobby Butler, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink, Zack Bealer, Mike Linderman, (DNF's) Billy Koch, Nick Corazzi, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Brett Altemose, Cody Smith, Ryan Neil, Joey Amantea, Hunter Metzger, Alex Bright, Joe Nemeth

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, John Comandini, Matt Massoney, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Tanner VanDoren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, John Bachetti Jr, John Bachetti Sr, Michael Samony, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, Jasper Ziegafuse, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, Shelby McLaughlin, Aiden Donaldson, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Charlene Benz, James Costlow, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, James Hendricks, Ashton DeWitt

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Roger Collins, Greg Zellman, David Guest, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Joe Nemeth, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe, Zack Weisenfluh, Earl Rice, Brandon Nicholas, Cole Stangle, Carmen Leggio Sr, DNF's Dennis Stawinsky, Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Tony Parlanti, Rich Maguire, Cody Powell, Annie Rudy, Savannah Leggio, Rich Maguire Sr, Aidan Borden, Hunter Metzger

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for May 5th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval.

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

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, 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.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Apr
22

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Quick Results April 21st On S&S Speedways Night
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

All Star Slingshots: Brett Bieber, Dale Kober, Taylor Mills, Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, Mike Fogler, CJ Fritz, Mike Taylor, Tyler Banks, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, Nick Vinciguerra, Tanner Jones, Rachel Dickinson, Emily Fleming, Amanda Buchel, Austin Silfee

Winged 270cc Sprints: Morgan Rochelle, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Damon Paul, Bobby Butler, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Geordan Marrero, Billy Koch, Justin Mills, Mack Brink, Duane White, Joe Nemeth, Joey Amantea, Ryan lacoe, Hunter metzger, Jacob Balliet, Cody Smith, Brian Zyck, Joseph Smith, Aidan Borden, Charles Hunt, Dennis Stawinsky

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, John Comandini, Michael Samony, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, John Bachetti Jr, John Bachetti Sr, Jason Szerencits, Cody Motto, Evan Civick, Pat VanVarick, Anthony Recchio, Tanner VanDoren

Junior Slingshots: James Benz, Kasey Hufcut, Brian Smith, Aiden Donaldson, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, JJ Rice, Jasper Ziegafuse, Joey Kalafut, Mikey Johannes, Talon Prinz, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks, Jack VanVarick, Jacob Taylor, Shelby McLaughlin, Ashton DeWitt, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: MIke Taylor, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Roger Collins, Jim Conroy, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Ryan Stangle, Brian Zyck, Zack Weisenfluh, Cody Powell, Brandon Nicholas, Charles Hunt, Noah Zielinski, Matt Brown, Rich Maguire, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinsky

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Tony Parlanti, Earl Rice, Dennis Chamberlain, Savannah Leggio, Annie Rudy, Carmen Leggio Sr

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for April 28th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

April 28th will find all division back in action

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.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Apr
19

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Ready To Rock The Poconos With Season Opener On April 21st
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway track staff has been extremely busy getting the speedway prepped and ready for the new 2018 racing season and if the initial sneak preview last week on "Bug Day" was any indication of what is in store for the loyal race fans, "Well then, you ain't seen nothing yet!" The premier racing attraction in the Pocono Mountains hosted a stellar field of driving stars last week to allow the teams to work their magic on the new clay installed over the past month. Promoters Randy and Denise Smith gave all race teams an opportunity to dial in their racing equipment and all drivers were elated with the new surface. The season opener is Saturday, April 21st with all of the speedway's seven divisions taking part in the opening day festivities.

The Smith Family graciously thanks Chad Wheeler Excavating LLC and RLE Enterprises/Johnny Gentile for their generous support with the project.
The 2018 racing season will serve as the thirteenth year in sequence for the Smith Family at the helm of the popular multi-division speedway and all indications for another banner season is highly anticipated with seven divisions included in all of the weekly events. A change from a season ago will find the 270 Sprint Division placing the wings on top as the drivers voted for the change back at the rules meeting in March.

JPA Masonry returns to sponsor the Rookie 600 Sprint division in 2018. With the continued growth of the entry level division, most of the events for the rookies last season constituted two feature events for the division to give all of the competitors equal track time to refine their skills to transition into the premier division in due time.

The continuing sponsorship from Hampton RV and Trailer for the Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modified division has created a new buzz and excitement and has many drivers weighing out their options as to which path to take when they go racing in 2018. The Stage One Modifieds have been on various racing circuits since 2007 and have been a welcome addition to the already great racing found at Hamlin every Saturday nights. The Stage One Modifieds are a small scale model of the Northeastern Modified division and powered by Briggs and Stratton powerplants and fabricated by former Northeastern Modified great "Rapid" Richie Smith. This growing class of race cars will find some new drivers moving into the division and with it adding another dimension to the already great speedway driving roster and the early indication from the racers is finding much interest from those who are seeking a new class to compete with.

With the Smith Family beginning their thirteenth season at Hamlin, the speedway has become the starting point for many drivers who have transitioned with much success into the many divisions of racing offered on the East Coast. Drivers such as Ryan Smith, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Dippel, Billy Van Inwegen, Kyle Rohner, Jesse Leiby, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Johnston, Kyle Lick, Tommy Kunsman, Brett Michalski, Bobby Butler, Jared LaBagh, Daniel Morgiewicz and Brandon McGill are just a few of the names who have moved into other forms of racing and have found success in doing so. The existing stars at the speedway, however, will take a backseat to no one as they offer their own brand of excitement on the racy 1/5th mile Hamlin facility. Promoters Denise and Randy Smith have always welcomed all racers and will leave the welcome mat displayed for all racers who have yet to decide on their speedway of choice for the new season ahead.

The landscape surrounding various raceways in the Northeast has changed drastically in the past few seasons and the successful Hamlin Speedway promotional team has proven time and time again to work hard at presenting some of the best racing available for small car division racing and each show is professionally produced with a great working staff on board to insure the success and the excitement of each passing week.

Keep in touch with all of the latest updates in Hamlin information by visiting their website often. All of the news regarding the new 2018 racing season and special events will follow in a timely manner and the complete 2018 racing schedule is on the website for review. The Smith Family would like to thank all of the drivers, owners, staff and the loyal band of race fans in advance for their help in making the Hamlin Speedway the finest well-rounded small car division racing facility in the country today.

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.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Nov
19

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Honors 2017 Champions And Place Winners At 12th Annual Awards Party Celebration
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2017 Hamlin Speedway racing season officially came to a close on Saturday evening as a packed house of more than 225 people gathered together to celebrate the Hamlin racing season and to honor all of the 2017 seasonal speedway champions and place winners in a special evening of friendship and camaraderie. The S&S Speedway complex, located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania provided the backdrop for a gracious and a fun filled evening in which the Smith Family completed their twelfth successful season of promoting the Hamlin facility, a closed speedway they took over the reigns of in 2006. The S&S Speedway Complex, a great place to party and have fun, allowed the young racers a great opportunity to go head to head with their rivals on the tricky D-shaped speedway and enjoy some great fun as well as take part in the awards ceremony.

The popular multi-division speedway, located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, enjoyed an 18 event season in 2017 season with great results as the driving stars at the speedway rose to the occasion to shine brightly for the great racing fans who came out to witness the thrill a second excitement....Hamlin Style! The fabulous seven division weekly show proved to be over the top in racing excitement as more and more driving stars etched their names into the Hamlin Speedway record books. The thrill and excitement to compete at Hamlin brought many new faces and talented drivers to the forefront at the speedway including many drivers who transitioned from one division to another for the 2017 season. The solid family oriented atmosphere at Hamlin has placed the speedway in a league of it's own for small division racing with the Smith Family making a commitment to make their thirteenth season in 2018 an even greater experience.

After a fun-filled three hour afternoon period of allowing the drivers to trade paint and laughs on the S&S Speedway racetrack, a happy hour followed and a sumptuous buffet meal from Cook Corners was enjoyed by everyone. Banquet Emcee and Speedway Announcer Steve Pados took to the stage to announce the award festivities. First and foremost, the success of any speedway promotion is determined by a loyal and hard working track staff and Pados was on-point to recognize the great work staff at Hamlin for their total work ethic and dedication to the speedway. Promoters Randy and Denise Smith, Allesson Rode, Olivia Mease, Becky Otto, Ron and Lori Brown, Russ Furry, Sara Silfee and the Concession Staff of Michelle Thoman, Trina Bechtold, Alex Thoman, Kira Serfass and Lisa Mills, Dale Kober, Billy Shepps, Shane Potonsky, Dave Bechtold, Jill Brink, Linda Macomber, Sam and Scott Neary, Tim Krysiuk, Barry Boyd and Steve Pados and the ERT Staff headed up by Tom Rode, Kyle Rode, Joe & Brandy Brown, Shawn Eckhoff, Andrew Frailey, Eric Freldman, Ryan Mathieson and Will Vitulli were recognized and thanked for helping make the Hamlin Speedway the most diversified racing facility in the country today. A special thanks to Don Andreas for supplying the sound equipment for the event. Each division was introduced by Pados with each individual recognized for his performance and awards for the champions and place winners included Champion Jackets, Trophies, Gift Certificates, Cash Awards and Photography.

The "Stars of Tomorrow" from the talented Junior Slingshot division were honored first with Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania talent "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin claiming the track title at Hamlin in a landslide performance. Place winners included Accord Speedway champion "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason, John Kendall, Tyler Banks, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, James Benz, Joey Kalafut, "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice, James Hendricks and James Costlow. 31 Junior Slingshot drivers were in competition during the season that produced eight different feature event winners.

The next division honored was the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints and claiming the title in 2017 was Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania driving talent "The Big Show" Joey Amantea. Amantea made the successful transition out of the quarter midget ranks to claim five wins on his way to the title. Additional award winners for the fast growing division included Ryan Lacoe, Paul Richards Jr, Tony Parlanti, Tyler Lindsay, Carmen Leggio Sr, Macy Litchauer, Noah Zielinski, Chloe Andreas, Justin Mills and Damon Paul. A total of 55 drivers made up the Rookie 600 Sprint roster with twelve different feature winners in 2017.

"The Oxford Express" Dale Kober captured the Super Slinger track championship by a runaway margin on the basis of a nine win season. The highly competitive Super Slingshot division was filled with jam-packed action throughout as 23 drivers and four different feature winners provided for a great season in the over 35 years of age division. Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, Wes Hearn were additional place winners honored for their efforts.

A new champion emerged in the Wingless 270 Sprint division as "Deuce" Glenn Macomber utilized a six win season to go on and capture the title. Twenty drivers were in competition with five different feature winners during the season. Additional place winners included the runner-up Alex Reinsmith and Connecticut's Kyle Ferrucci.

A new champion was crowned for the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint division as the long travel paid off for Taunton, Massachusetts hot-shoe "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino. The two wins and over the top consistency paid huge dividends for the new champion. Former champion, "The Electric Man" Colin White scored runner-up honors. Additional place winners included "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul, "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith, 2016 Champion "Bad" Chad Sandt, "The Little Ice Man" Jacob Balliet, "The Mack Attack" Mack Brink and Justin Mills. The season had 71 competitors and eleven different winners.

"The Captain" Cody Kline captured the All Star Slingshot championship at Hamlin, making him a two time champion at the speedway. Kline also won in 2011 and used his first ever win at Hamlin to capture the big Hamlin 100 in July. The spectacular racing division saw 64 drivers test their skills at the speedway with twelve drivers finding sweet success in victory lane. Additional place winners included runner-up "The Tornado" Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills, "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober, Austin Silfee, Tess Horvath, Samantha Muller, Amanda Buchel, "Magic Shoes" Mike McLaughlin, Mike Taylor, Wes Hearn, and Emily Fleming.

The Hampton RV and Trailer sponsored Stage One Modifieds completed their sixth season at the speedway and produced some memorable feature events throughout the season. Headed up by Northeast Modified legend "Rapid" Richie Smith, the sharp looking and quick throttled race cars were loaded with driving talent and the racers put it all on the speedway clay when in competition. Former Track Champion "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith put all of the pieces together and carved out an eight feature win season to capture the track title. A rookie in the division, "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio" captured runner-up honors. Cody Motto was another newcomer to the division and finished a solid third place in the final standings. "Mighty" Mike Samony, John Mirabelli, Evan Civick, Jasper Ziegafuse, Joel Price and Mark Corna also earned awards.

A great raffle period closed the show with many prizes available and many people walking out of the arena with their arms filled with some great prizes.

Keep in touch with all of the latest updates of the Hamlin Speedway by visiting their website often. All of the news regarding the new 2018 racing season and some special events will follow in a timely manner. The Smith Family would like to thank all of the drivers, owners, staff and the loyal band of race fans who have helped make the Hamlin Speedway the finest well-rounded small car division racing facility in the country.

Drivers please make sure you support the Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show that will be taking place from March 4th to the 10th, 2018 at the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The event provides a great opportunity to show your race car and to profile yourself and your sponsors to the more than 77,000 visitors who attended the show in 2017. Hamlin Speedway announcer Steve Pados and his brother Ed, along with Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Alex Greenzweig will once again host the nightly shows at the event.

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry, Tilcon, 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.

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.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://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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Sep
10

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Cole Stangle, Josh Marcus, Colin White And Scott Neary Capture Gold In Hamlin Speedway's Outstanding Season Finale
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Losing a show to Mother Nature has always made it extremely tough for the speedway promoters as they have to scramble in hopes of completing their racing season on a solid and positive note. The Pocono Mountains were awash on Labor Day and created a plethora of events for the Smith Family to complete at their 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval on the final day of the racing season Saturday night. The quick change in the weather pattern also brought out the change in garments for the racing fans but the sizzling racing action that took place out on the speedway channels between the drivers produced heat and sizzle that kept the fans warm and excited until the final checkered flag fell on the season. The heart-stopping side by side action highlighted a great evening of racing that found the speedway hosting nine feature events were completed at 11 PM. The evening of speed was presented by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.

The racing action produced some familiar names on the Hamlin scene with the cream of the crop rising to the occasion to land in the coveted Victory Circle while some new winners did emerge during the evening. "The Connecticut Cruiser" Josh Marcus had the field covered as he led all but one lap to record his second win of the season in the held-over All Star Slingshot event. "The Angle" Cole Stangle wired the field in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified thirty lap feature to win the annual Roy Smith Memorial event. Two JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint events were offered and "The Whiz Kid" Jack Hanna after only a couple of starts found himself in victory lane for his first ever win at the speedway. "The Ry-Guy" Ryan Stangle is another first year performer who has excelled and he went topside to win his second feature of the season. "The Electric Man" Colin White was full throttle as he used all of the Hamlin Speedway real estate in a show stopping run for the roses to claim his third win of the season in the JPA Masonry 600 Sprints. Tyler Banks only led one lap but it was the final one as he raced to his third win of the season in the Junior Slingshot main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober utilized his right foot from the start and wired the field for his ninth win in the Super Slinger finale. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci found himself alone in the zone as he captured his fifth win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint finale. In the 50-lap National Tour event for the All star Slingshots, Scott Neary inherited the lead when race leader Jared Silfee tangled with a slower car and led the final laps to score the biggest win of his young career to capture the $1,000.00 prize offered for the win.

Tess Horvath and CJ Fritz brought the 17-car All Star Slingshot field down for the start of their held-over twenty lap feature encounter. Horvath led one lap before she and Fritz tangled, sending both cars to the rear. On the restart, Josh Marcus bolted into the lead and would lead the rest of the way in a great run for the budding star as he picked up his second win of the season. Mike Taylor was a strong second with Cole Stangle third, Taylor Mills fourth and Cody Kline completing the top five. The second five consisted of Austin Silfee, Amanda Buchel, Wes Hearn and Tyler Peet. Sixteen of the seventeen starters completed all laps of the main event.

Glenn Macomber led the first five laps of the Wingless 270 Sprint main until yielding to Kyle Ferrucci. Ferrucci was a rocket once out front as he found the Hamlin Speedway surface superb and led the rest of the way lap to capture his fifth win of the season. Glenn Macomber would finish second with Alex Reinsmith nailing down third.

Cody Smith seized the moment at the drop of the green flag and glued himself to the top reaches of the speedway to grab the lead for the first two laps until Adam Huff would get sideways down the backstretch and execute a heart stopping flip. Huff was uninjured in the incident. On the restart Colin White made everyone aware he meant business as he went to the far reaches of the speedway to climb into the lead from his sixth place start. Joel Smith, Mack Brink and Cody Smith kept pace as the racers hit their stride. Mick D'Agostino would race from tenth to fifth and Danny Buccafusca after dropping back a few notches was coming on like gangbusters. This would be a night for Colin White as he raced to his third win of the season, with Joel Smith, Cody Smith, Mack Brink and Mick D'Agostino completing the top five. Buccafusca would finish sixth with Paul Richards Jr, Chad Sandt, Ryan Neil and Damon Paul rounding out the top ten.

Abby Yates brought "the stars of tomorrow" starting field to the line for their 20-lap main headliner. Yates was quick and had no problems in driving away from the field after a couple of restarts. Cruising along, Yates caught the back end of the field and while being cautious allowed second place man John Kendall to close in on her. Going into turn three of the final lap had Kendall trying to slip underneath Yates but a slower car caused the pair to connect and have Tyler Banks inherit the lead. The final lap belonged to Banks as he scored his third win of the season at Hamlin. Adam Buchel kept up his steady performances at the speedway with a runner-up finish while Shelby McLaughlin was third, Kyle Swart fourth and Tommy Stillo rounding out the top five. James Hendricks, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall and Abby Yates completed the top ten.

Two JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint features were needed for the growing roster at the speedway. In the first one, Jack Hanna took the early lead and had no problems in separating himself from the field. Hanna was flawless in a wire to wire triumph for his first win at Hamlin. Zack Weisenfluh was the runner-up with Ryan Lacoe, Alex Reinsmith, Aidan Borden and Dennis Chamberlain completing the field.

In the second Rookie 600 Sprint main event, Carmen Leggio led the first eleven laps until a run to the top of the speedway for Ryan Stangle found him exiting the turn with the lead. Stangle would go and capture his second win of the season with Paul Richards Jr, Carmen Leggio, Noah Zielinski and Joey Amantea completing the top five. Savannah Leggio, Tony Parlanti, Cody Powell and Mike Traver would complete the field.

The Super Slingers finale found Dale Kober taking off in the lead from his pole start. Kober would drive away from the field at will early on but a skirmish would slow the action. On the restart, Kober would remain in command and would go and record his ninth win of the season. Wes Hearn was second with Mike Taylor third, Jim Conroy fourth and Greg Zellman, Roger Collins and Jeff Haduck following.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified shootout with the running of the annual Roy Smith Memorial, found Cole Stangle hustling into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Stangle quickly found the zone and was clicking off 13 second laps as he drove away from the field. Stangle was unstoppable as he led every lap and picked up the win and much sponsorship money for his efforts. Joel Smith was second with Joel Price third, John Comandini fourth and Cody Motto nailing down fifth. John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, newcomer "Chops" Anthony Chrobak and Evan Civick completing the field.

The final event of the season came down to the National All Star Slingshot 50-lap finale with $1,000.00 on the line. Jared Silfee grabbed the lead at the start and was comfortable out front with most of the action taking place behind him. The fight for position was fantastic as no dimes were given and none were taken. The real estate was tough as the bidders were going full bore in an attempt to gain an advantage. Lap forty one proved to be the waterloo for Silfee as he tangled with a slower car in traffic and got turned around ending his bid for the roses. Scott Neary, driving Silfee's regular mount, inherited the lead and would lead the final laps to secure the win, the bragging rights and the gold. Tyler Peet was a solid runner-up with Brett Bieber, Danny Buccafusca in a guest ride and Taylor Mills completing the top five. The second were equally as stout with Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Josh Marcus, Wes Hearn and Ashley Kober following. The third five found Samantha Muller, Tanner VanDoren, Mike Taylor, Amanda Buchel and Seth Spayd in order. 22 of the 27 starters completed all fifty laps in a tribute to some great driving efforts.

Pearl Jams:

Even though the weather was breezy to begin the day, it turned very chilly in the evening hours. A great crowd came out to the speedway to witness a tremendous evening of racing activities. The racing surface was impeccable as the track remained racy throughout the evening with side by side, three wide and at times four wide action rocking the house. Promoter Randy Smith and crew worked on the track throughout the evening to give the drivers a great surface with which to ply their trade.

Time trials kicked off the preliminary racing activity for two of the divisions while qualifying heats provided the fans with what were like mini-feature events as the talented drivers dug deep into the Hamlin clay to earn their starting spots for the feature events. Jack Hanna was quick timer for the Rookie 600 Sprints as he timed at 12.387 seconds. Dennis Stawinski was second fast with a 12.748 time. In the Junior Slingshots, Shelby McLaughlin was quick time with a 14.898 time over John Kendall's 15.001 time.

Dale Kober was the heat winner in the Super Slingshots. Alex Reinsmith captured the lone heat win for the 270 Sprints. Wingless 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Joel Smith, Joseph Smith and Danny Buccafusca. . captured the Rookie 600 Sprint heats. Two rounds of heats were utilized for the Stage One Modifieds with Cole Stangle and Joel Smith victorious in the first round while Cole Stangle and John Mirabelli claimed the wins in round two. Newcomer Zack Cox had the misfortune of getting upside down in his heat and withdrew from competition for the evening. The All Star Slingshot also ran two rounds of heats with Amanda Buchel, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary and Seth Spayd winning the first round while the second round found Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Josh Marcus and Tyler Peet in for the wins.

New faces made visits to the speedway and All Star Slingshot drivers who didn't make it into the feature included Rachel Dickinson, Henry Anderson, Tanner Jones, Nick Delcampo, Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Homan, CJ Fritz, Emily Fleming, Clayton Davey and Ryan Conrad. Tim Bauer was back in action in the 600 Sprints along with Doug Snyder and Carmen Leggio Jr. Brandon Nicholas, Mike Traver and Rich Maguire were among the recent additions to the Rookie 600 Sprints. Zack Cox got upside down in the Stage One Modified in his debut. Also joining the field was USAC Quarter Midget Champion "Chops" Anthony Chrobak as he tried the Smith Fabrications Rental Car on for size. He did a great job for his first ride in a bigger car as he seeks to transition into another division after having a very successful career in the Quarter Midgets.

Close to $500.00 was raised in a couple of days for lap sponsorship of the Roy Smith Memorial event. The Hamlin Speedway and Staff and Smith Fabrications would like to thank JPA Masonry, Buchel Motorsports/Florida Keys Air Conditioning, Amy Renee Hanna, MRS Racing, Tom Motto Racing, Ed Stangle Landscaping, Hampton RV and Trailer Sales, Accord Speedway, APS Powdercoating Services, Upstate Auto, Floor Excellence, Diane Stewart, TVD Racing, J&E Motorsports and GA Motorsports Media for their great support of this annual event. Cole Stangle earned the most lap money while also securing the Winner's Bonus posted by JPA Masonry. Mark Connelly and Zack Cox were awarded with the Hard Luck drivers and John Comandini was the Hard Charger for the event.

This ends the 2017 season at the Hamlin Speedway for the seven regular divisions although next week will find the X-Treme Dirt Series coming to the speedway for their next leg of racing in their series of events. If you have never seen the Quads in action, now would be a good time to come out and see the many divisions traverse the Hamlin course. More information regarding the event will be posted on the website.

Joey Amantea recently enjoyed his 13th birthday.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (National Tour) Scott Neary, Tyler Peet, Brett Bieber, Danny Buccafusca, Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Josh Marcus, Wes Hearn, Ashley Kober, Samantha Muller, Tanner VanDoren, Mike Taylor, Amanda Buchel, Seth Spayd, Kyle Herve, Alan Kober, Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Joe Toth, Kyle Smith, Dakota Kohler, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee, Dylan Hoch, Anthony Raisner

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Roy Smith Memorial) Cole Stangle, Joel Smith, Joel Price, John Comandini, Cody Motto, John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, Anthony Chrobak, Evan Civick, Zack Cox, Mark Connelly

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

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, Joel Smith, Cody Smith, Mack Brink, Mick D'Agostino, Danny Buccafusca, Paul Richards Jr, Chad Sandt, Ryan Neil, Damon Paul, Joseph Smith, Geordan Marrero, Doug Snyder, Jacob Balliet, JD Casazza, Tim Bauer, Tony Parlanti, Jason Muldowney, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Carmen Leggio Jr, Macy Litchauer, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Adam Huff, Duane White

Junior Slingshots: Tyler Banks, Adam Buchel, Shelby McLaughlin, Kyle Swart, Tommy Stillo, James Hendricks, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall, Abby Yates, James Benz, JJ Rice, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Roger Collins, Jeff Haduck, John Gilroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #2: Ryan Stangle, Paul Richards Jr, Noah Zielinski, Joey Amantea, Savannah Leggio, Tony Parlanti, Cody Powell, Mike Traver, Rich Maguire, Jason Muldowney

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #1: Jack Hanna, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Alex Reinsmith, Aidan Borden, Dennis Chamberlain, Tyler Lindsey, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Brandon Nicholas, Macy Litchauer, Chloe Andreas

All Star Slingshots (Heldover Event): Josh Marcus, Mike Taylor, Cole Stangle, Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Austin Silfee, Amanda Buchel, Wes Hearn, Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, Troy Langendoerfer, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tess Horvath, CJ Fritz, Samantha Muller, Cory Zielinski

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The 2017 racing season has ended at the Hamlin Speedway. The Management and Speedway Staff thank everyone for another successful season at the speedway. Please make sure to keep in touch with all Hamlin Speedway information by checking the website or facebook page often. The annual awards party for the 2017 racing season will be held November 18th at the S&S Speedways facility. More information will follow.

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 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.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/

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Aug
27

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul Runs Away In 600 Sprints; Joel Smith Bags A Double In Hamlin Speedway's Exciting Nine Feature Race Card
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

While great weather has been at a premium for the 2017 racing season, the Hamlin Speedway has soldiered on and has produced great racing shows for their loyal fan base. Saturday night was no exception as cars and stars by the numbers brought a standing room only crowd to the Hamlin Speedway as the Smith Family and Staff presented a superb nine feature race card on Saturday evening. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile oval as "fit as a fiddle" and the 110 entries who signed in for battle used every inch of the raceway to carve out a wonderful night of entertainment for the appreciative crowd. The Smith Family orchestrated the nine feature event program by 10:55 PM in the evening that found some of the top stars at the speedway strutting their stuff while some new faces also found out it feels very good to be sitting at the top of the racing podium. JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono and S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg co-sponsored the evening of speed.

With two feature events being curtailed last week due to a quick hitting storm, one holdover event was added to the Saturday show and it would be "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith capturing the held over event and later coming back to win the nightcap to bag a double in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. The All Star Slingshot feature headliner was captured by "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills as he added his third win of the season. "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul had the hot ticket as ran away from the field to score his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Tyler Ulrich returned to Hamlin and scored his first win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint feature. Mike Taylor had the hot ticket in Super Slinger action as he wired the field for his fifth win of the season. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason claimed his second win of the season in the rough and tumble Junior Slingshot finale. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints offered two feature events with a strong field of cars and "The Big Show" Joey Amantea drove to his fifth win of the season in the first one and Paul Richards Jr was spot on as he scored his fourth win of the season in the second feature.

Taylor Mills grabbed the lead at the start of the 23-car field All Star Slingshot feature event as he took advantage of his pole start to blast out front. Troy Langendoerfer and Josh Marcus kept pace early on with Austin Silfee hustling in to make his bid for the lead. Mills was able to step away from the field at times with lots of battles for position happening behind him. The two and three wide racing action at mid-pack was spectacular with driver after driver making his bid for the next position ahead of him. This was a night for Taylor Mills as he was in the zone and drove away to a safe margin over the Silfee Boys, Jared who was second and Austin who finished third. Cody Kline kept his eye on the prize as he drove from 14th place to finish fourth. Tyler Peet completed the top five. Early contender Josh Marcus was sixth with Samantha Muller, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren and Greg Zellman rounding out the top ten.

The Super Slingers main event found the red hot Mike Taylor blasting out of the starting gate at the drop of the green flag battling with Jim Conroy for the top spot. Taylor secured the lead down the backstretch and was able to open up some distance with some very quick 13.850 second laps to drive away and capture his fifth win of the season. Conroy was second with a great finish while John Gilroy was third, Dale Kober fourth and Greg Zellman completing the finishing order.

Glenn Macomber led in the first twelve laps of the 270 Sprint main. Coming out of turn four Kyle Ferrucci tried to make the move for the lead but tangled with Macomber and got upside down in front of the flag stand. Ferrucci was not hurt in the incident. Tyler Ulrich inherited the lead and led all of the remaining laps to secure his first Hamlin Speedway win. Alex Reinsmith put on a whale of a show as he ran hard for runner-up honors. just nipping Macomber at the line.

The Junior Slingshot feature found James Benz on the pole for the start and Benz would lead through the first half of the event until Jake Mason found the spot he was seeking on the raceway and drove by Benz to control the point. After that, Mason found that was he needed as he drove away from the field to go on to record his second win of the season at Hamlin. Adam Buchel continued his solid efforts by finishing second while newcomer Ryan Conrad, Shelby McLaughlin and the much improved James Costlow completing the top five. The remainder of the field were Tyler Banks, Joey Kalafut and James Hendricks

The start of the first JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found Joey Amantea putting it all together to lead all laps as he could place his race car from the baseline to the speedway's outer reaches enroot to his fifth win at the speedway. Tony Parlanti challenged throughout but would settle for runner-up honors in a great drive. Joe Nemeth was third in his return to the speedway while Ryan Lacoe and Jason Muldowney completed the top five. Cody Powell, Chloe Andreas, Aidan Borden, Ryan Stangle and newcomer Mike Traver completed the field.

On the second Rookie 600 encounter, Carmen Leggio Sr led for the first lap but a burst of power and an open inside line allowed Paul Richards Jr to drive by everyone in his wake to take the lead. While a few skirmishes slowed down the action, Richards was in command. A two lap to go restart allowed Noah Zielinski and opportunity to seize the moment as he closed quickly on Richards but Richards held on for his fourth win of the season with Zielinski in for runner-up honors. Zack Weisenfluh was third with Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Savannah Leggio, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinski and Ron Bosga completing the field.

The held over Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found Anthony Recchio hustling out front at the drop of the green flag and leading through the first half of the event until being sidelined with mechanical woes. Joel Smith inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to capture the win with Cole Stangle a close second. Cody Motto was third while newcomer Andrew Vreeland was fourth and Joel Price nailing down fifth. John Mirabelli, Amanda Buchel, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick and Mark Corna completed the top ten.

In the second feature, Mark Corna led the first lap before yielding to the high flying Cole Stangle. Stangle would set the pace while working hard to keep the hard charging Joel Smith behind him. As Smith drove up alongside him, Stangle encountered a slower car and allowed for Smith to slip past and take the lead. Smith would lead the final laps to garner in his eighth win of the season while Cody Motto hustled until the end to get by Stangle and finish second with Stangle third, Anthony Recchio fourth after starting 17th and Joel Price fifth. Amanda Buchel, in her first attempts at the Stage One Modifieds, was impressive as she headed up the second five with Mark Corna, Michael Samony, newcomer Mark Evans and John Mirabelli following.

Damon Paul took the lead at the start of the headline 600 Sprint event. His racer and he were working the racing channels to perfection with Mick D'Agostino, Danny Buccafusca and the returning Doug Snyder challenging. Paul was on rails and he stretched the lead at will turning laps under the twelve second mark. Buccafusca was able to slip under D'Agostino for the runner-up spot by the midway point of the race. Former two-time track champion Eddie Strada started tenth and with real estate at a premium, methodically worked his way forward. Strada was able to slip underneath current track champion Chad Sandt for fifth at the twenty lap mark but couldn't move up after that. Paul was the man of the moment of as he went on to score his second win of the season and perhaps the biggest win of his young racing career thus far.

Buccafusca did an excellent job for runner-up honors with Mick D'Agostino a very close third. Doug Snyder was fourth in his return to the speedway and Strada would complete the top five. The second five was headed up by Chad Sandt with Tyler Ulrich, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith and Ryan Neil following. The fast paced event had 16 of the 21 starters completing the event a strong tribute to the drivers and to the crews who maintain the race cars.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken for track maintenance on the track surface to keep the track racy throughout the evening. Once again Smith and Company got the job done without reservation. The large standing room only crowd on hand for the event witnessed a great evening of racing entertainment.

Time trials found the Wingless 270 Sprints taking time with Tyler Ulrich just nipping Glenn Macomber for top honors with a fast time of 12.819 for Ulrich and Macomber posting a 12.953 time. Mike Taylor was the top timer for the Super Slingers with a 14.274 second time and nipping John Gilroy who timed at 14,395 seconds.

Jake Mason and John Kendall were victorious in the Junior Slingshot heats. Ashley Kober, Taylor Mills and Austin Silfee captured the Slingshot heat wins. Two rounds of heat action was needed to set the 600 Sprint field and winners included Danny Buccafusca, Damon Paul and Mick D'Agostino in round one while newcomer Kenny Miller, Chad Sandt and Duane White recorded wins in round two. Rookie 600 Sprint heats went to Tony Parlanti, Paul Richards Jr and Ryan Stangle. Stage One Modified heats were claimed by Cole Stangle and Joel Smith.

Newcomers made their way to the speedway last night in droves. John Gilroy Jr and Rachel Dickinson made their first starts in the Slingshots. Tyler Ulrich made his first 270 start at Hamlin since early in the season. Jason Muldowney and Mike Traver were new faces for the Rookie 600 Sprints while the returning for his second week was Rich Maguire, who was sporting new colors and numbers. Amanda Buchel looked right at home in the Stage One Modifieds as she was aboard the Smith Fabrications Rental car and earned a sixth and a seventh place finishes in her debut. Mark Evans was aboard the Motto family Stage One car. Eddie Strada, Doug Snyder, Jason Muldowney, Tyler Ulrich and Kenny Miller were among the outsiders list for the 600 Sprint entries.

Kyle Ferrucci in the 270 Sprints and John Bachetti Sr in the Stage One Modifieds were roll over victims during the evening but both drivers were ok from the incidents.

Ryan Stangle turned twelve years old so birthday greetings are in order.

The speedway is gearing up for some big events on the horizon with the 2017 racing season hitting the final stages. The annual Roy Smith Memorial for the Stage One Modifieds takes place on September 2nd as the speedway ushers in Labor day. Lap sponsorship for the thirty lap event will be at $10.00 per lap and Richie Smith at: 610-462-4302 or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 can be contacted if any fans or businesses would like to get involved with this premier event for the Stage One Modifieds.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Taylor Mills, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Josh Marcus, Samantha Muller, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, Greg Zellman, Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, John Gilroy Jr, Tanner Jones, Amanda Buchel, CJ Fritz, Troy Langendoerfer, Rachel Dickinson, Emily Fleming, Cole Stangle, Tess Horvath, Corey Zielinski (DNS)

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Cody Motto, Cole Stangle, Anthony Recchio, Joel Price, Amanda Buchel, Mark Corna, Michael Samony, Mark Evans, John Mirabelli, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick, Mark Connelly, Andrew Vreeland, John Bachetti Sr, John Bachetti Jr, Jasper Ziegafuse

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Tyler Ulrich, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, Don Schmidt

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Damon Paul, Danny Buccafusca, Mick D'Agostino, Doug Snyder, Eddie Strada, Chad Sandt, Tyler Ulrich, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith, Ryan Neil, Joseph Smith, Colin White, Adam Huff, Mack Brink, Duane White, JD Casazza, Jake Roberts, Jason Muldowney, Jared Lilly, Cody Smith, Kenny Miller

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

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, John Gilroy, Dale Kober, Greg Zellman

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #1: Joey Amantea, Tony Parlanti, Joe Nemeth, Ryan Lacoe, Jason Muldowney, Cody Powell, Chloe Andreas, Aidan Borden, Ryan Stangle, Mike Traver, Dennis Chamberlain

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #2: Paul Richards Jr, Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Savannah Leggio, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Ron Bosga, Rich Maguire, Tyler Lindsey

Hampton RV & Trailers Sales Stage One Modifieds: (Heldover Event): Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, Cody Motto, Andrew Vreeland, Joel Price, John Mirabelli, Amanda Buchel, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick, Mark Corna, John Bachetti Jr, Jasper Ziegafuse, Anthony Recchio

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 2nd when all regular divisions will be in action and highlighted by the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds competing in the Roy Smith Memorial as the speedway pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of Modified racing. The event will follow a dual heat format. An All Star Slingshot event from August 19th will be made up as well.

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

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

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

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://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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Aug
20

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Powerful Storm Halts Hamlin Speedway Action After Five Feature Events
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The splendid warm rays of the summer sunshine continued to latch onto the scenic Pocono Mountain landscape for most of Saturday but the weather quickly reared its ugly head after five features had been completed and turned the Hamlin Speedway grounds into a sea of mud. Promoters Denise and Randy Smith ushered in another fabulous edition of the 2017 racing season at Hamlin and with it another exciting night of racing entertainment. The large crowd on hand was treated to another all-out display of daredevil, seeking out the cushion activity from the more than one hundred racers that came to do battle on Saturday evening. The last event was checkered at 18-laps when the skies opened up and had everyone seeking shelter from the storm that followed. The five feature card was once again presented by JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania and S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The remaining two feature events for the All Star Slingshots and the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will be added to next week's show making the evening a nine feature event spectacular.

When the final scorecards were tallied it was Mike Taylor racing to his fourth win of the season in the Super Slinger finale. Also claiming wins in the star studded events included "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino as he ruled the roost from every angle around the speedway to capture his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint main. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci added another notch to his gun belt with his fourth win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint main. "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice scored his second win of the season at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot finale in an event where the final laps resembled a small car demolition derby. Paul Richards Jr was spot on as he sped to his third victory of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 feature event.

The five feature events were exciting to say the least and the "stars of tomorrow" Junior Slingshot division began well with Abby Yates having the quick right foot as she jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and attacked the race track as she quickly sped away from the rest of the field. A couple of cautions slowed the pace but each time Yates was able to hold the field at bay with some 14.7 second lap times. With two laps to go, Yates was spun out by Mikey Johannes causing a caution and ending Yates bid for her second win at the speedway. On the restart JJ Rice was the leader but was bumped by John Kendall. Kendall was the leader on lap-19 but Rice came storming back and additional contact caused more commotion and Rice was able to keep his momentum going and scored the win. Austin Homan, Joey Kalafut, Rachel Dickinson and John Kendall completed the top five. Adam Buchel headed up the remainder of the finishers followed by Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, James Hendricks and James Benz.

The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints found pole sitter Tyler Lindsey out dragging Tony Parlanti into turn one. Lindsey would lead for four laps before yielding to the baseline hugging Paul Richards Jr. Richards owned the bottom of the speedway on this night and would go on to capture his third feature win despite solid performances by Tyler Lindsey in second and Joey Amantea finishing third in a new ride for him. Noah Zielinski was fourth and last week's winner Ryan Stangle rounded out the top five. Ryan Lacoe, the returning Scott Rupp, Jack Hanna and newcomer Dennis Chamberlain completed the field.

The Wingless 270 Sprint headliner found Alex Reinsmith getting the jump on Glenn Macomber when the green flag came out. The event settled into a high speed chase as third starting Kyle Ferrucci was on the move and slipped past Macomber and set sail for Reinsmith. Lap seven proved to be the winning move for Ferrucci as he drove by Reinsmith to take over the point. Ferrucci would lead the remaining laps to go and score his fourth win of the season. Reinsmith, Macomber and newcomer Nathanial Krotzer completed the field.

Super Slinger action found Mike Taylor getting the jump on the field at the start of the event. Taylor would build up a huge lead while Dale Kober and Jeff Haduck were lodged in a great battle for the runner-up role. This night was taylor-made as Mike Taylor would go on to score his fourth win of the season. Kober had more than enough power to land in the runner-up role with Jeff Haduck third in a great run, Wes Hearn fourth, the returning Roger Collins fifth and Jimmy Conroy sixth. and fifth.

The JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint main found Mick D'Agostino grabbing the lead going into turn one as he outhustled Jacob Balliet for the point. While securing the lead, D'Agostino was put to work with Balliet, Joel Smith, Damon Paul and Colin White working every angle to try to make something big happen. D'Agostino worked his lane to perfection and turned in consistent laps of 12.3 seconds to drive to his second win of the season for the Massachusetts based speedster. Balliet was excellent in a strong runner-up performance. Joel Smith and Damon Paul put on an excellent show of racing and sportsmanship on the speedway for third and fourth place while Colin White completed the top five. The second five were close as well with Chad Sandt, Duane White, Mack Brink, Ryan Neil and Cody Smith completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Heat racing action at Hamlin continued to fuel the fires that make Hamlin Speedway the place to be on Saturday nights as Joey Amantea and Paul Richards Jr were victorious in the Rookie 600 Sprint heat events. Two heats were required for the Stage One Modifieds with Cody Motto and John Comandini securing wins. Mike Taylor captured the heat win for the Super Slingers. Damon Paul and Jacob Balliet enjoyed great nights all around as they captured heat wins in the Wingless 600 Sprints and had great finishes in the feature headliner. Glenn Macomber captured the heat win in the 270 Sprints. The All Star Slingshots ran two heats with Taylor Mills and CJ Fritz capturing the wins. The Junior Slingshots ran one heat with JJ Rice securing the win.

Newcomers or returning racers to the Hamlin Speedway for the Saturday night racing action included Ryan Neil and Adam Huff in the 600 Sprints. Roger Collins returned to action for the Super Slingers. Scott Rupp and Rich Maguire were first timers for the Rookie 600 Sprints with Maguire steering the former Jerry Rutledge racer. Meredith Howell put the Smith Fabrications Stage One Rental car through its paces for the evening.

Joey Amantea had a wreck at another speedway and returned to Hamlin on Saturday evening in another racer they recently purchased. Savannah Leggio expired a motor in her 600 Sprint.

With the heavy amount of precipitation that has fallen recently, another yeoman's effort was turned in by Randy Smith and Staff as they kept pace with the speedway all evening long until the storms rolled into the speedway.

Some big events will be coming to Hamlin in the last few weeks of the season. The added two postponed features will be run next week with the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint special taking place. A dual heat format along with a hefty payday should bring out a nice field of race cars to the Poconos for the event.

The Roy Smith Memorial for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will welcome in Labor Day weekend at the speedway. A dual heat format and a 30-lap feature will honor one of the pioneers of Modified racing on the East Coast.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (Postponed until August 26th) Starting Lineup: Taylor Mills, CJ Fritz, Josh Marcus, Austin Silfee, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Tyler Peet, Amanda Buchel, Samantha Muller, Troy Langendoerfer, Alan Kober, Ashley Kober, Corey Zielinski, Jared Silfee

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Postponed until August 26th) Starting Lineup: Cody Motto, John Comandini, Anthony Recchio, Pat VanVarick, Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, Andrew Vreeland, Michael Samony, Mike Jablonka, Meredith Howell, Evan Civick, Mark Corna

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

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Mick D'Agostino, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Colin White, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Mack Brink, Ryan Neil, Cody Smith, Joseph Smith, Tyler Lindsey, JD Casazza, Danny Buccafusca, Adam Huff

Junior Slingshots: JJ Rice, Austin Homan, Joey Kalafut, Rachel Dickinson, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, James Hendricks, James Benz

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jeff Haduck, Wes Hearn, Roger Collins, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Tyler Lindsey, Joey Amantea, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Scott Rupp, Jack Hanna, Dennis Chamberlain, Savannah Leggio, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Rich Maguire, Zack Weisenfluh, Ron Bosga, Macy Litchauer, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for August 26th when all regular divisions will be in action and highlighted by the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints rocking the house with $750.00 going to the winner based on a 24-car starting field. The 600 Sprints event will follow a dual heat format.

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

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

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

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