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15

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Halted By Heavy Storm After Four Features
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway was rolling along with time to spare on Saturday night when a quick hitting over the top storm converged on the speedway with four laps remaining in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint main. The cars were quickly taken off of the track for safety purposes just as the skies above the speedway opened up. The feature was declared official and the remaining three divisions were postponed until a later date. The racing was spectacular until the rains came and a nice crowd was on hand to witness the action on the speedway. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay oval in impeccable condition and once again took some breaks to keep the facility top notch and racy from top to bottom.

The All Star Slingshot feature event found Scott Neary hitting on all cylinders as he overcame an early lead by Tyler Banks to go on and become the first Slingshot driver to capture two feature events in 2018. "The Electric Man" Colin White only led the final few feet last week to record his first win but this week he put an exclamation point on all that as he grabbed the lead on the first turn and led the rest of the way to score his second win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Aidan Donaldson was truly a happy camper in the RLE Towing and Recovery Victory Lane as he earned his first career win at Hamlin with a wire to wire triumph in the exciting Junior Slingshot feature. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint division was introduced trackside to the crowd for the first time and they proceeded to show their appreciation with a top notch feature show that found Noah Zielinski sailing to his fourth win of the season.

New Yorker Tyler Banks grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event and he would set a torrid pace through the first seven laps of the event. Neary started from the fourth slot and used a variety of spots on the race track to make his passes and move into the runner-up slot. Reeling off a 13.8 second lap, Neary slipped past Banks and began to step away from the field. Banks gave way to Jared Silfee and the returning Taylor Mills and both drivers were able to close the distance but it would be Neary capturing his second win of the season. Silfee, Mills, Banks and Adam Buchel completed the top five. Heading up the second five was the returning John Kendall and he was followed by Paul Ennes, Dale Kober, Mike Fogler and Tanner Jones.

The Junior Slingshot feature found Aidan Donaldson grabbing up the lead in turn one. Donaldson, in his rookie season at Hamlin, found his marks early and was consistent with his lap times. Austin Homan raced into second place with Shelby McLaughlin in third. A couple of skirmished slowed the pace a bit but Donaldson remained determined with each restart. Late in the race, McLaughlin got by Homan and chased Donaldson down with some quick laps of her own but Donaldson drove under Russ Furry's checkered flag to earn his first ever Hamlin Speedway victory. McLaughlin was second with Austin Homan, James Benz and Joey Kalafut completing the top five. The second five found Jacob Taylor, Brian Smith, Ashton DeWitt, Kasey Hufcut and JJ Rice following.

After introductions and rousing send off from the fans, Noah Zielinski put on a show as he blitzed the speedway with some 12.3 second times in the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event. Tyler Lindsay remained close throughout the event but the night belonged to Zielinski as he overcame an upside down situation from a week ago. With the race car repaired and faster than ever, Zielinski earned his fourth win of the season at Hamlin. Lindsay was second and he too overcame a scary moment when his primary car was knocked out of commission during hot laps. Undaunted, Lindsay ran well for a second place finish while Tony Parlanti, Dennis Chamberlain and Zack Weisenfluh completed the top five. Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Rich Maguire, Ryan Stangle and Cory Zielinski completed the top ten.

Colin White took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event. White immediately ripped off some 12.3 second laps to make everyone aware he was on his a-game. A sixth lap scuffle slowed the paced and eliminated contenders Damon Paul and Cody Smith. On the restart, White rocketed away from the field but behind him the drivers were working each other with professional courtesy and quick to speed. Mick D'Agostino was coming off a Friday night win at the Accord Speedway in the sprint cars and he quickly found his mark whether utilizing the top of the raceway or driving to the baseline. D'Agostino started tenth but by mid-point was second and he began reeling in White. The duo was nose to tail when the rains came and the race was declared official with White picking up win number two for the season. D'Agostino was second with the returning Robbie Hocker third, Chad Sandt fourth and Duane White completing the top five. Paul Richards Jr headed up the second five with Zack Bealer, Joe Nemeth, Mack Brink and Geordan Marrero rounding out the top ten.

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. The expected rain came early than anticipated but the rain is definitely needed in our area and the speedway will catch up on the remaining three events at a later time.

The speedway again apologizes for the problems with the PA System but promises to iron then out quickly.

The Junior Slingshot heats were won by James Benz and JJ Rice. Noah Zielinski and Tyler Lindsay captured heat wins in JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints. Roger Collins captured the Super Slinger Slingshot heat event. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Damon Paul and Chad Sandt the two winners. Stage One Modified heats were claimed by John Comandini and Joel Price. Glenn Macomber captured the 270 Sprint heat. John Kendall and Jared Silfee captured heat wins in the All Star Slingshots.

Newcomers and returnees who made their way to the speedway last night included Taylor Mills, John Kendall, Mike Fogler and CJ Fritz in the All Star Slingshots. Mackenzie and Micah Adams made their first Junior Slingshot starts. Jeff Ball made his second appearance at the speedway in 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.

Jasper Ziegafuse has taken over the John Bachetti Sr ride in the Stage One Modifieds. and looked real good in his first outing. Jack Hanna is now competing in the Rookie 600 Sprints in a car formerly owned by Hamlin regular Shelby Harper.

Current Hamlin drivers Mick D'Agostino and Anthony Recchio scored Friday night wins at the Accord Speedway, D'Agostino his fifth win and Recchio his second win. Former regular Cole Stangle picked up his third Accord Speedway win on Friday Night. The top six drivers in the Sportsman finish at Accord on Friday night were all former graduates of the Slingshot division at Hamlin. Anthony Recchio, Kyle Rohner, Alex VanPelt, Leo Fotopoulos,Tyler Johnston and Cole Hentschel finished first through sixth in the 25-lap feature. Congratulations to each driver and Hamlin Speedway is extremely proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work!

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones, Jasper Ziegafuse, Tyler Banks, Emily Fleming, Andrew Turpin, John DeWitt, Paul Ennes, Troy Langendoerfer, Wes Hearn, Tess Horvath, Adam Buchel, Mike Taylor, Rachel Dickinson, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren

Winged 270cc Sprints: Postponed until a later date

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Robbie Hocker, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Paul Richards Jr, Zack Bealer, Joe Nemeth, Mack Brink, Geordan Marrero, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Aidan Borden, Joey Amantea, Cody Smith, Damon Paul, Tyler Lindsay, Jeff Ball

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Postponed until a later date

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

Super Slingshots: Postponed until a later date

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Noah Zielinski, Tyler Lindsay, Tony Parlanti, Dennis Chamberlain, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Rich Maguire, Ryan Stangle, Cory Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Carmen Leggio Sr, Richie Maguire, Matt Zielinski, Earl Rice, Jeff Ball, Dennis Stawinsky, Jack Hanna, Earl Rice, Cody Powell

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for July 21st when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval when seven divisions resume their weekly battles. 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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Jul
08

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Brett Bieber Scores Hamlin Speedway VETSTOCK 100 Win; Colin White Tops 600 Sprints
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway has hit the halfway mark of the 2018 racing season and with that offered a Saturday night show people will continue to talk about for some to come. The hot, muggy air that has sweltered everyone in the Northeast of late cooled down more than a fraction on Saturday night and had fans donning jackets as the sun set on the speedway. An overflow race crowd embraced the opportunity to come out to the speedway and enjoy the very best of what Hamlin has to offer in the way of racing entertainment. The Smith Family and Staff presented a superb seven feature race card on Saturday evening with the highlight of the evening being great racing and the opportunity for the fans to give back to assist in supporting the many veterans in the Northeast who laid their lives on the line to help keep America free from oppression. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay oval in impeccable condition and the racing was spectacular. Once again, the drivers utilized every inch of the raceway to carve out some rim-riding expeditions around the speedway and the heart-stopping action was non-stop from start to finish. The Smith Family orchestrated the seven feature event program even though the main sound system was knocked out by a storm during the week and the VetStock Group was kind enough to scurry to home base and bring their portable system to the speedway.

The headline event of the evening was the VetStock Firecracker 100 All Star Slingshot feature event that went 100-grueling laps to determine the winner. When all was said and done invader "The Oley Jet" Brett Bieber was strong from start to finish to etch his name in the Hamlin record books as a winner of the event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober captured his second win of the season in the Super Slingers finale. "The Electric Man" Colin White only led the final few feet but that is when it counted as he came on strong late to capture his first win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Alex Reinsmith was a rocket at the drop of the green flag as scored his first win of the season in the Winged 270 Sprint feature. Kasey Hufcut earned his fifth win of the season in the Junior Slingshot finale. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint feature once again produced a great dual and Ryan Lacoe drove to his first win of the season. The Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith dominating the action to score his fourth win of the season in the division.

"The Sandman" Troy Langendoerfer grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event and would set a torrid pace with lots of action scrambling around behind him. A move here and move there produced some early heartaches as Tanner VanDoren was the first to fall by the wayside after eleven laps. The restart found more jockeying for position as Langendoerfer continued on his merry way. The major players began to line-up behind Langendoerfer after a 43'rd lap scramble sent contender Mike Taylor into the frontstretch wall with heavy damage to his race car. On the restart, Langendoerfer again took the lead but Brett Bieber was now knocking on his door with the Silfee Brothers, Scott Neary and Dale Kober in hot pursuit. Bieber made his move when Langendoerfer slid high off of turn two on the 48th lap and Bieber hustled into the lead.

>From then on it was Bieber holding court the rest of the way as Jared Silfee mounted a challenge and even stuck the nose of his race alongside Bieber but could not make the pass to slip past him. Bieber would go on to capture the win with Jared and Austin Silfee second and third with Scott Neary fourth and Dale Kober completing the top five. A former winner of the event, Ben Whitaker, found a ride in Mark Exeter's hot rod and drove from 18th to head up the second five. Tanner Jones, invader Mike Lapicki, another former winner Charlie Lawrence and Jasper Ziegafuse completing the top ten.

The Super Slingers main event found Dale Kober leading the first eight laps before Wes Hearn got by him. Hearn would lead for two laps before Kober slipped past Hearn to once again command the event, The lead pair along with Mike Taylor separated from the pack and was a dogfight until the end with Kober grabbing up his second win with Hearn second, Taylor third, Paul Ennes Fourth and Jim Conroy fifth., with Doc Lapicki and Derek Deliva following.

Alex Reinsmith was all business in the 270 Sprint main. Coming out of turn at the start, Reinsmith jumped into the lead and never looked back. Clicking off laps in the 11. 7 second range, Reinsmith attacked the track with gusto and led every lap to claim his second win of the season. Reigning track champ Glenn Macomber was second while Anthony Chrobak and newcomer Dakota Missmer followed.

The Junior Slingshot feature found Shelby McLaughlin and Kasey Hufcut on the front tier of automobiles. Hufcut won the opening drag race and opened up an early lead while JJ Rice moved in to the runner-up slot. A couple of skirmishes slowed the action but the restarts found Hufcut with power enough to continue to lead the way. McLaughlin fought her way back and was able to drive by Rice to regain second place. McLaughlin raced hard and was able to stay nose to tail with Hufcut the rest of the way and mounted a couple of challenges to get by him but it would be Hufcut earning his fifth win of the season at Hamlin. McLaughlin was second with Rice third, James Benz fourth and Brian Smith completing the top five. The second five found Mikey Johannes, Aidan Donaldson, Jacob Taylor, Austin Homan and Charlene Benz following.

The start of the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found Bryan Zyck leading for two laps before faltering with engine woes. Ryan Lacoe inherited the lead with Zack Weisenfuh and Noah Zielinski applying the pressure. On lap eleven, Zielinski made a move to take over the lead but hopped a wheel and went flipping hard in turn one. He was unhurt in the incident. On the restart, Lacoe was still in command but Weisenfluh and Tyler Lindsay were closing in quickly. Lacoe would hang on for the win, his first of the year, with Weisenfluh and Lindsay following. Dennis Chamberlain was fourth and Tony Parlanti completed the top five. Dennis Stawinsky, Jack Hanna, Earl Rice, Carmen Leggio Sr and newcomer Joey Peters completed the top ten.

Duane White took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event. Blasting forward from his third starting place, "Bad" Chad Sandt hoisted the top side channel and took over the top spot on lap three. Sixth starting Colin White was moving through traffic and was soon following his Dad in the White team cars. Colin would get himself into the runner-up role but Sandt was a tough customer and the pair raced hard and fast as they posting 12.2 laps times with each and every lap. Sandt seemed in command on the white flag lap but White had ideas of his own. Sandt slid a bit high in two and White pulled even down the backstretch and forged ahead with a slider but Sandt came right back off of four side by side but it would be White securing the win by a whisker. Sandt was a disappointed second with Duane White third, Joel Smith fourth and Paul Richards Jr securing fifth. The second five found Tyler Lindsay, Joe Nemeth, Mick D'Agostino, Zack Bealer and Cody Smith following.

Joel Smith took the lead at the drop of the green flag and clicked off some 12.7 second laps to move out to a big advantage. Some tangles slowed the action just a bit but the restarts allowed Amanda Buchel to make a run for the lead on those restarts but Smith was in the zone and would hustle to his fourth win of the season. Buchel ran a great race for runner-up honors. John Comandini, Adam Buchel and Jeff Hineline completed the top five. Tanner VanDoren headed up the next five with Cody Motto, newcomer Jacob Nemeth, Anthony Recchio and Joel Price completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time despite the need for a back-up sound system. The staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken for track maintenance to keep the track racy throughout the evening. Once again Smith and Company got the job done without reservation and the fast times in all divisions shows the dedication the Smith Family puts into the facility. The good sized crowd on hand for the event witnessed a great evening of racing entertainment with all that was going on at the track.

Special awards during the evening went to JJ Rice in being selected the favorite driver. Best appearing cars honors went to Cody Motto. Ben Whitaker was the hard charger of the event advancing 12 positions at the end of 100 laps of racing. The Longest Haul Award sponsored by the Rode Family went to Cole Perry who made the tow in from Ontario, Canada.

Time trials found the Junior Slingshots taking time with Shelby McLaughlin gaining top honors with a fast time of 14.695 seconds just nipping Kasey Hufcut who timed at 14.708 seconds.. Noah Zielinski timed his hot rod in at 12.313 seconds to claim top honors for the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints.

Wes Hearn captured the Super Slinger Slingshot heat event. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Joel Smith and Joseph Smith the two winners. Stage One Modified heats were claimed by John Comandini and Amanda Buchel. Glenn Macomber captured the 270 Sprint heat.
Two rounds of heats were utilized to set the Firecracker 100 starting field. Dale Kober, Austin Silfee and Jared Silfee captured the first round heats while Charlie Lawrence, Adam Buchel and Troy Langerdoerfer captured heat wins in the second round.

Newcomers who made their way to the speedway last night and made their first starts in the All Star Slingshots were Ben Whitaker, Emily Fleming and Mike and Doc Lipicki. Cole Perry and Mason Trautschold were newcomers for the Junior Slingshot ranks. Kyle Rutledge and JJ Smith were new additions to the 600 Sprints. Dakota Missmer was a new face for the 270 Sprints. Jacob Nemeth and Lawson Szerencits made their first Stage One Modified starts.

The VetStock Group does a world of good for the local veterans and their families and the Hamlin Speedway is proud to do their part in helping out anyway we can. Please support the local VetStock Blood Drive tomorrow, July 8th at the S&S Speedways from 11 to 5. Give blood and earn a ticket to the upcoming Pocono truck race.

Special thanks to the Henneforth Family for bringing out the family hot rod to use as the pace vehicle for the Firecracker 100.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (VetStock Firecracker 100) Brett Bieber, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Dale Kober, Ben Whitaker, Tanner Jones, Mike Lapicki, Charlie Lawrence, Jasper Ziegafuse, Tyler Banks, Emily Fleming, Andrew Turpin, John DeWitt, Paul Ennes, Troy Langendoerfer, Wes Hearn, Tess Horvath, Adam Buchel, Mike Taylor, Rachel Dickinson, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren

Winged 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Anthony Chrobak, Dakota Missmer

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Joel Smith, Paul Richards Jr, Tyler LIndsay, Joe Nemeth, Mick D'Agostino, Zack Bealer, Cody Smith, Mack Brink, Kyle Rutledge, Joseph Smith, Jacob Balliet, JJ Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Amanda Buchel, John Comandini, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Tanner VanDoren, Cody Motto, Jacob Nemeth, Anthony Recchio, Joel Price, Mark Corna, John Bachetti Jr, Evan Civick, John Bachetti Sr, Lawson Szerencits

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, James Benz, Brian Smith, Mikey Johannes, Aidan Donaldson, Jacob Taylor, Austin Homan, Charlene Benz, Joey Kalafut, Ashton DeWitt, Cole Perry, James Costlow, Mason Trautschold, Nolan Palaima, James Hendricks

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Mike Taylor, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy, Doc Lapicki, Derek, DeSilva, Mark Exeter

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Ryan Lacoe, Zack Weisenfluh, Tyler LIndsay, Dennis Chamberlain, Tony Parlanti, Dennis Stawinsky, Jack Hanna, Earl Rice, Carmen Leggio Sr, Joey Peters, Matt Zielinski, Rich Maguire, Cory Zielinski, Rob Burakowski, Matt Brown, Cody Powell, Noah Zielinski, Bryan Zyck

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for July 14th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval when seven divisions resume their weekly battles. Highlighting the evening will be the introduction of all of the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint drivers to the crowd. 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 SPEEDWAY NEWS
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin, PA- Racing Returns To The Hamlin Speedway This Saturday Evening, June 30th

Hamlin Speedway, the premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, will spring back into action this coming Saturday night, June 30th with a seven division race card. The event will act as a prelude to the Annual VETSTOCK “Firecracker 100” that will take place on the following weekend July 7th. The speedway took a weekend off last week to allow families an opportunity to enjoy some quality vacation time together away from the rigors of racing and to re-charge their batteries for the start of the second half of the racing season at Hamlin. The Hamlin Speedway continues to enjoy great racing action in 2018 and the loyal band of racing heroes have created a star base of a driving roster that has just been over the top with new drivers emerging each week to take on the regulars on the newly clayed, multi-grooved raceway. The racing action on Saturday night will allow the drivers the opportunity to get back to their “A-Game” as the speedway heads into the second half of the racing season.

For the Slingshot driving stars at the speedway, this will give them a chance to make sure their equipment is ship-shape and top notch as they prepare for the century grind that will await on July 7th. A big win or solid finish on Saturday will propel the drivers into the big dollar event. Through six events in 2018, the All Star Slingshot features have produced six different winners. From the solid core of driving talent at the speedway, the drivers are very much of the talent that surrounds them so the next couple of shows at the speedway may find the shining star breaking free from his rivals. Brett Bieber, Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Tyler Banks and Mike Fogler have claimed wins thus far in Slingshot action.

The remaining six divisions have battles of their own going on and all will be seeking their own breakout event to place them at the top of the heap in their division. The racing at Hamlin in 2018 has been spectacular with a quality weekly roster that has produced a star studded field of racing heroes, creating the excitement and the buzz of what small car division racing is all about. Hamlin Speedway is a transitioning track with drivers transitioning in and out as they make their way into other divisions of the sport that will take them away from where they have made their initial mark in racing. To replace them, new stars have emerged each year at Hamlin from the quarter midget and go kart ranks to take on the speedway regulars on the multi-grooved and highly competitive raceway.

The upcoming VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 7th is just twelve days away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500. Everyone can gain additional information by checking out the VetStock website at: www.VetStockUSA.com

Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway. For more information regarding the Chinese auction or the lap sponsorship please contact Allesson Rode through email at: allyrode@msn.com or by phone at: 570-460-5977.

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 as Hamlin Speedway is:

The Pearl Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Quick Results June 16th At Annual “Spring Into Summer” Night
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

All Star Slingshots: Mike Fogler, Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, Jasper Ziegafuse, Tyler Banks, CJ Fritz, Tanner Jones, Andrew Turpin, Cody Kohler, Keven Letendre, Ashley Kober, Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Tanner VanDoren

Winged 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Alex Reinsmith, Jenna Schostkewitz

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Damon Paul, Colin White, Mike Butler, Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Duane White, Chad Sandt, Geordan Marrero, Joey Amantea, Joseph Smith, Jacob Balliet, Joseph Smith, Bobby Butler, Macy Litchauer, Jason Rochelle, Joe Nemeth, Evan Civick, Jason Szerencits, John Bachetti Sr, Mark Corna, Mark ConCody Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Cody Motto, Joel Smith, Andrew Vreeland, John Comandini, Adam Buchel, Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, John Bachetti Jr, Mark Corna, Mark Connoly

Junior Slingshots: James Hendricks, Shelby McLaughlin, Abby Yates, Bryan Preville, Charlene Benz, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, Makayla Kohler, Ashton Dewitt, Brian Smith,Mikey Johannes, James Costlow, Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, Joey Kalafut, Aidan Donaldson

Super Slingshots: Roger Collins, Dale Kober, David Guest, John Dewitt, Mark Exeter

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Ryan Stangle, Aidan Borden, Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Stawinsky, Earl Rice, Dennis Chamberlain, Richie Maguire, Carmen Leggio Sr, Cody Powell, Ryan Lacoe, Tony Parlanti, Matt Zielinski, Rich Maguire, Ron Bosga, Jeff Ball, Jack Hanna, Brandon Nicholas, Kyle Craker (DNS)

Hamlin Speedway will be closed for vacation on June 23rd.

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 30th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval when all seven divisions resume their weekly battles.

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

The Hamlin Speedway is preparing for their annual “VETSTOCK FIRECRACKER 100” for the All Star Slingshots to be held on Saturday evening July 7th. $1,500.00 on the line based on a 35-car entry field. The top 18 cars are locked in with a B-Main to fill to 28 and two provisionals will be added to start a field of 30-cars for the century grind. This annual benefit assists our local veterans. There will be a calendar lottery drawing, chinese auction and lap sponsorships

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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10

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Damon Paul Captures Hamlin Speedway 600's; Eight Feature Race
Card Showcases The Action

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The successful Hamlin Speedway promotional team of Randy and Denise Smith
presented their fifth 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 and eight features later some traditional winners and some new faces came away with victories and a chance to shine in the RLE Towing and Recovery winners circle.

The eight feature event card found the second special event of the season as the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint division 30-lap feature attraction found "The Ginger Bread Man" Damon Paul cooking up a strom and walking away with his first win of the season. Rookie All Star Slingshot star Tyler Banks earned his first ever win in his new division with a resounding run for the roses. Circleville, New York's Kasey Hufcut earned his fourth consecutive win at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot final. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn put on a whale of a show in the Super Slingers feature capturing his third win of the season. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber became the first dual event winner in the Winged 270 Sprint feature as he wired the field for his second win of the season. Adam Buchel has been knocking on the door to get a win and finally broke through all obstacles as he raced to his first ever in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified finale. Two features were run for the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprints and Noah Zielinski continued his winning ways with his second straight win and Brian Zyck, making his second start came away with his first feature event win at Hamlin.

The Junior Slingshots toured the Hamlin oval quickly in their 20-lap feature excursion. Kasey Hufcut was quick at the start and took control of the lead at the drop of the green and immediately opened a huge advantage on the field. JJ Rice, who dropped back on the initial start, quickly pedaled his way back and moved into second by the halfway point. By that time Hufcut had checked out on the field and he led all laps on his way to his fourth win of the season. Rice was second with steady James Benz third. Shelby McLaughlin raced hard from tenth starting position to finish fourth and Brian Smith completed the top five. Aidan Donaldson drove to a sixth place finish with James Hendricks seventh, Austin Homan eighth, Charlene Benz ninth and Joey Kalafut completing the top ten.

Wes Hearn took command of the Super Slinger feature at the drop of the
green flag and led all of the way despite the persistence of Dale Kober who
dogged him all of the way through the twenty lap event. The returning Paul Ennes was third with Roger Collins returning to action for fourth and Mark Exeter completing the top five.

The Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint feature was the remedy for extremity
from the word go. Joseph Smith enjoyed a pole start and made the most of it as he would lead the first two laps but a skirmish in turn two found Smith involved and he would go to the back of the bus for the restart. Damon Paul found the speedway's sweet spot and bolted out front . 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.
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.

Pearl Jams:

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.

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: Tyler Banks, Scott Neary, Jasper Ziegafuse, Dale Kober, Tanner VanDoren, Wes Hearn, Austin Silfee, Nick Vinciguerra, Ashley Kober, Jared Silfee, Adam Buchel, Paul Ennes, John Kendall, Tanner Jones, Mike Fogler, CJ Fritz, Rachel Dickinson

Winged 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, Robbie Watson, Anthony Chrobak, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith, Zack Bealer

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: (30-Laps) Damon Paul, Colin White, Mike Butler, Mick D'Agostino, JoelSmith, Duane White, Chad Sandt, Geordan Marrero, Joey Amantea, Joseph Smith, Jacob Balliet, Joseph Smith, Bobby Butler, Macy Litchauer, Jason Rochelle, Joe Nemeth, Cody Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Adam Buchel, Anthony Recchio, Joel Smith, Tanner VanDoren, Amanda Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Cody Motto, Michael Samony, Mike Jablonka, John Bachetti Jr, Joel Price

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, JJ Rice, James Benz, Shelby McLaughlin, Brian Smith, Aidan Donaldson, James Hendricks, Austin Homan, Charlene Benz, Joey Kalafut, Mikey Johannes, Matthew Backus

Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Roger Collins, Mark Exeter,

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Brian Zyck, Aidan Borden, Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Chamberlain, Earl Rice, Rich Maguire Richie Maguire, Macy Litchauer, Ryan Stangle, Zach Farleigh

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Noah Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky, Brandon Nicholas, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr, Jack Hanna, Cody Powell, DJ Shuman, Annie Rudy

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 16th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval and the speedway will host the annual "Spring Into Summer Sizzler."

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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Jun
03

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

The warm summer weather has now locked into the Poconos region even though it took an extra long time in getting here. Hamlin Speedway and the Smith Family and Staff presented a superb eight feature race card on Saturday evening even with a threat of rain in the forecast. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval "fit as a fiddle" and as smooth as silk and a full field of race entries signed in for the evening. Once onto the speedway they used every inch of the raceway to carve out a wonderful night of entertainment for the appreciative crowd on hand. The Smith Family orchestrated the eight feature event program by 10:51 PM in the evening as some of the top stars at the speedway strutted their stuff while some new faces also found out it feels very good to be sitting at the top of the racing podium in the RLE Towing and Recovery Victory Lane.

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

The All Star Slingshot feature headliner was captured by Scott Neary, who showed the very competitive field the quick way around the Hamlin clay. Local ace Noah Zielinski captured his first ever win at Hamlin in the JPA Masonry sponsored Wingless Rookie 600 main event. Alex Reinsmith was an absolute flash as he took command of the lead at the start and checked out on the field to capture his initial win of the season in Winged 270 Sprint action. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn only led a half a lap during the event but all laps count as he captured his second win of the season in the Super Slinger encounter. Kasey Hufcut has arrived from New York in 2018 and the Circleville, New York driving talent captured his consecutive win in a row at Hamlin. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren led all of the way to claim his first ever win in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds and in doing so defeated one of the best in the business in "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith. "The Travelin' Man" Mick D'Agostino, the 2017 track champion at Hamlin, flashed his winning form with a wire to wire triumph in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint finale, in an event that had the fans on their feet through the entire event. Lowell, North Carolina resident Jason "Spanky" Edison found his car choice to be a sound one as he raced the Gilroy Motorsports hot rod to a solid win over David Cropps and Mike Williams in the NASCAR Crew Challenge.

Tess Horvath grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event and led the first two laps until she lost the handle and spun out. On the restart, New Yorker Tyler Banks took over the lead and would lead for two laps until a caution halted the action. Two faulty restarts by Banks would have Banks sent to the rear and Scott Neary inherited the lead. Neary took command of the event and then some as he led the rest of the way to garner in his first win of the season. Wes Hearn was solid throughout and scored a runner-up finish. The returning Taylor Mills, Dale Kober and John Kendall completed the top five. A great comeback from Tess Horvath found her heading up the second five with Tyler Banks, Tanner Jones, Tanner VanDoren and Jasper Ziegafuse following. Fourteen cars finished on the lead lap.

The Super Slingers main event found Dale Kober with the hot hand as he blasted out of the starting gate at the drop of the green flag and would lead most of the way with Wes Hearn dogging him all of the way. Coming down the backstretch with two turns to go, Kober got tangled with a slower car and shot across the race track in front of Hearn. Heads-up driving from Kober prevented a catastrophe as he was quick to turn his car allowing Hearn to get by but preventing damage to any of the cars involved. Hearn would get the win with Dale Kober, Drew Blickensderfer, James Edwards, the returning Paul Ennes and David Guest following.

Alex Reinsmith gobbled up the existing real estate early on and would lead all of the way to claim his first win of the season at Hamlin. Track champion Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci and Don Schmidt completed the field.

The starting car field for the Junior Slingshots has displayed some amazing talent thus far in 2018 and "the stars of tomorrow" have been great, show after show early on this season. Connecticut's Talon Prinz led the initial lap only to find opening night winner James Benz taking over on lap two. Benz would lead until lap six when Kasey Hufcut dove low in turn three and won the battle off turn four to take command of the event. Once in front, Hufcut was able to step away from the field to gain his third win of the season. James Benz would finish second and a strong charge from the rear of the field netted Shelby McLaughlin a fine third place finish. JJ Rice also came from the rear of the field to finish fourth while Austin Homan started 15th and would complete the top five. James Hendricks came from 13th to head up the second five while Talon Prinz, Brian Smith, Ashton DeWitt and first time performer in 2018 Evan Van Valkenburg would complete the top ten.

The start of the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found the returning "Ry-Guy" Ryan Stangle charging out front at the start and he would lead the first lap before a wreck on the backstretch found Cody Powell upside down. Powell was unhurt in the incident. On the restart Stangle was hustling hard and behind him came a high-flying Noah Zielinski. The pair broke away with Dennis Stawinsky and Zach Weisenfluh providing the opposition. Zielinski mustered up a full head of steam and slipped past Stangle on lap twelve as he attacked the cushion and came away as the leader. A caution slowed the action on lap-16 and Stangle abruptly retired to the pit area. On the restart Zielinski would receive more competition as Zack Weisenfluh came a calling. Zielinski held on and captured his first ever Hamlin win with Weisenfluh second, Dennis Stawinsky third, Ryan Lacoe fourth and Joey Amantea fifth. Aidan Borden headed up the second five with Brandon Nicholas, newcomer Josh Diehl, Earl Rice and Tony Parlanti completing the top ten.

Mick D'Agostino led the way in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint feature. He worked the baseline of the speedway to perfection with a tremendous field of talent behind him. Tons of passing took place throughout the event but the action was hot and heavy up front. D'Agostino actually lost the lead on lap seven to Colin White but a caution occurred without completing a lap and D'Agostino returned to the top spot. He did not make a mistake again as White would come to a halt on lap-13. The change placed the hard charging Damon Paul in the runner-up slot as he began the event in tenth place. Joel Smith, Cody Smith, Chad Sandt and Jacob Balliet were making their moves as the laps dwindled down. Paul made a couple of bids for the lead but D'Agostino was rock solid in collecting his first win of the season at Hamlin. Joel Smith nipped Damon Paul for second at the finish line with Paul in third, Cody Smith fourth and Chad Sandt fifth. Jacob Balliet headed up the second five with Joseph Smith, Mack Brink, Duane White and Joey Amantea following.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found Tanner VanDoren grabbing the lead at the start and just as quickly had Joel Smith racing with him for the lead. The youngster VanDoren was cool, calm and collected as he stayed in the 13 second time bracket and Smith just a tick or two behind. VanDoren would race on to his first career win in the division with Joel Smith in the runner-up slot. Amanda and Adam Buchel were next in line with Joel Price completing the top five. Evan Civick, John Bachetti Jr, Cody Motto and Jeff Hineline completed the field.

The NASCAR Crew Challenge is always competitive as each driver yearns for the opportunity to head back to the NASCAR Garage to boast about how he whipped the rest of the field on his way to victory. Jason Edison led all of the way to claim the win with David Cropps, Mike Williams, Brad Tunny, Chris Delgreco, Jason Sopczak, Drew Blickesderfer and James Edwards finishing in that order.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken to put the moisture machine on the track surface and to keep the race track racy throughout the evening. Promoter Randy Smith again provided the entrants a great track for an exciting evening of racing.

Newcomers to the speedway included Paul Ennes as the former track champion returned to action after a few years hiatus. He was competing in a race car formally owned by Bill Darcy. "The J-Man" Jasper Ziegafuse transitioned into the All Star Slingshots and performed well in his initial outing. Evan Van Valkenburg made his initial start of the season in the Junior Slingshots. Brock Pinkerous made his first appearance in the Junior Slingshots in his Northeast Paving and Sealcoat machine. Another new name was Pauly Hartwig III, also in the Junior Slingshot division. Josh Diehl was a new entry for the Rookie 600 Sprints. It was good to have Geordan Marrero return to action in the 600 Sprints and John Bachetti Jr in the Stage One Modifieds.

Heat race wins went to Kasey Hufcut and Mikey Johannes in the Junior Slingshots. In the 600 Sprints, Chad Sandt and Colin White captured heat race wins. Kyle Ferrucci captured the heat race win for the 270 Sprints. Adam Buchel was victorious in the Stage One Modified heat. Jason Edison
captured the Super Slinger heat.

The Rookie 600 Sprints did time trials with the top time going to Ryan Stangle at 12.392 Seconds. The All Star Slingshots also times and Jared Silfee timed quickest at 14.321 Seconds.

"The Big Show" Joey Amantea had an interesting evening albeit also a frustrating one. When his primary car began having issues, the Team left the speedway and headed back to the shop and returned with a back-up so Joey could continue racing for the evening. That is dedication!

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, Taylor Mills, Dale Kober, John Kendall, Tess Horvath, Tyler Banks, Tanner Jones, Tanner VanDoren, Jasper Ziegafuse, Adam Buchel, Mike Fogler, Rachel Dickinson, Ashley Kober, Paul Ennes, Jared Silfee, Nick Vinciguerra, Jason Edison, Austin Silfee

Winged 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, Don Schmidt

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Cody Smith, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet, Joseph Smith, Mack Brink, Duane White, Joey Amantea, Geordan Marrero, Tony Parlanti, Earl Rice, Tyler Lindsay, Justin Mills, Colin White, Ryan Lacoe, Ryan Neil, Joe Nemeth, Paul Richards Jr

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Tanner VanDoren, Joel Smith, Admanda Buchel, Adam Buchel, Joel Price, Evan Civick, John Bachetti Jr, Cody Motto, Jeff Hineline

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, James Hendricks, Talon Prinz, Brian Smith, Ashton DeWitt, Evan Van Valkenburg, Brock Pinkerous, Charlene Benz, Aiden Donaldson, Joey Kalafut, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, Pauly Hartwig III

Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Drew Blickensderfer, James Edwards, Paul Ennes, David Guest, Mark Exeter, Jason Edison

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Stawinsky, Ryan Lacoe, Joey Amantea, Aidan Borden, Brandon Nicholas, Josh Diehl, Earl Rice, Dennis Chamberlain, Matt Zielinski, Carmen Leggio Sr, Ryan Stangle, Richie Maguire, Rich Maguire, Cody Powell

NASCAR Crew Challenge #1: (June) Jason Edison, David Croops, Mike "Bama" Williams, Brad Tunney, Chris Delgreco, Jason Sopczak, Drew Blickensderfer, James Edwards

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 9th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval and the speedway will host the second special event for the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprints with $750.00 on the line for a 30 car entry field plis dual heats for the division
Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, 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/

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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May
27

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Seven Great Features As Hamlin Speedway Gets Back On Track
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2018 racing season at the Hamlin Speedway has been struggling to get their schedule up to snuff as the whims of Mother Nature have been causing havoc with the Northeast. Three rainouts already this season have made for a crawling start but this past Saturday evening found the weather superb and the racing far greater as the racing drivers put on a whale of a show for their loyal fans. The Smith Family offered another fabulous racing show in the Poconos Mountains on Memorial Day weekend. Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned facility in impeccable condition and all divisions put on a great show for the great crowd on hand to witness the exciting side by side and nose to tail racing action. The sizzling racing action went of without a hitch and was completed at 10:30 PM. The evening of speed was sponsored by S&S Speedways indoor go karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

When the heart stopping racing action was completed, Austin Silfee captured the 20-lap finale for the All Star Slingshots. Kasey Hufcut raced to his second win of the season in the Junior Slingshots feature attraction. "Bad" Chad Sandt was all business as he wired the field for his second win of the season in the hotly contested Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber raced to his first win of the season in the 270 Winged Sprint main event. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith dominated the action from start to finish as he led all laps to capture his third win of the season in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature tour event. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn raced to his first win in the Super Slingers headliner after a lead swap fest with Dale Kober. Joe Nemeth captured his second win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint headliner.

After being introduced trackside to the fans, the Junior Slingshots rolled away for their scheduled 20-lap feature excursion. Abby Yates grabbed the lead at the start and would lead the first eleven laps of the event with pressure coming from opening night winner James Benz. Kasey Hufcut slipped past Benz on lap nine with aspirations for the lead. Yates got out of turn four too wide and Hufcut made the most of it as he took over control of the point. Once in front, Hufcut was able to drive away from the field with a comfortable margin to record his second straight win at the speedway. JJ Rice ran a great race for third while track champion Shelby McLaughlin was fourth and Abby Yates would finish fifth. The second five found Brain Smith, Aidan Donaldson, Jasper Ziegafuse, James Hendricks and Talon Prinz following.

The 270 Sprint main event found "The Deuce" Glenn Macomber setting a torrid pace. Macomber handled lots of pressure from Kyle Ferrucci early on but Macomber was consistent in the 12.1 second lap times and slowly pulled away and drive to his first win of the season. Ferrucci would finish second with JJ Uliana third and Alex Reinsmith fourth.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main saw Joe Nemeth lead the first two laps of the finale that came to a quick halt when Jackson, New Jersey's Aidan Borden barrel-rolled in turned two. Borden escaped injury in the crash. On the restart it would be Nemeth back in command but getting some hard pressure from Dennis Stawinsky. Tyler Lindsay would soon join the leaders and a three car breakaway ensued. A twist, a turn, a wrinkle and a jingle or two slowed the action in the mid stages of the event but Nemeth was in the zone and up to the task as he kept the field behind him and would race to his second win of the season. Stawinsky was the runner-up with Tyler LIndsay, Noah Zielinski and Zack Weisenfluh completing the top five. Brandon Nicholas headed up the second five with Carmen Leggio Jr, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea and Earl Rice completing the top ten.

The Super Slinger feature found the division top two stars Wes Hearn and Dale Kober duking it out from start to finish. An event that produced at least fifteen lead changes would eventually go to Wes Hearn for his first win of the season. Kober would finish second with newcomer Mark Exeter finishing third.

The Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint main was top-notch from the drop of the green flag as Chad Sandt found the top of the raceway much to his liking and he blasted out in front of the highly competitive field. Colin White would stay close from his inside perch and track champion Mick D'Agostino would make it a three car battle by lap four. By the midway point of the action as many as eight cars were matching wits and real estate positions. The drivers attacked each other from all angles and reached the top of the cushion and drove to the baseline in an attempt to move forward. In one of the most competitive events ever held at the speedway, it would be Sandt capturing the win with White settling for runner-up honors. Joseph Smith and Joel Smith would race to third and fourth with D'Agostino settling for fifth. Joe Nemeth headed up the second five with Tyler Lindsay, Joey Amantea, Zack Bealer and Mack Brink completing the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified tour event feature found Joel Smith controlling the event from start to finish as he led all thirty laps to claim the victory. Smith hit his marks flawlessly and ran consistent 13.2 second laps to leave the field in his wake. Adam Buchel raced hard and finished in the runner-up slot and worked hard to hold off a hard charging John Comandini, who would finish third. Tanner VanDoren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Amanda Buchel and Cody Motto would complete the field.

Austin Silfee would secure the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot main attraction and that would be all that was needed as he would hold off the attempts of his teammate Scott Neary to race to his first win of the season. Ashley Kober was third with Wes Hearn and Dale Kober nailing down top five finishes. Heading up the second six were Tyler Banks, Jared Silfee, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall and Rachel Dickinson.

Pearl Jams:

Kudos go out to Randy Smith and his staff for preparing an excellent racing surface for the night of racing battles. With all of the rain that fell during the past few weeks and losing back to back shows, it was nothing short of a miracle the racing could take place at all. The show was able to move along swiftly even with Smith and company taking some breaks to constantly manicure the racing surface and gibe all of the competitors an equal track to race on. Rain did fall during intermission but did nothing to halt the festivities this time around.

Glenn Macomber was fast timer for the 270 Sprints with a 12.251 second time. The Junior Slingshots timed and Ashton DeWitt, in his first season at Hamlin, was quick man with a 15.019 time.

Heat race wins were captured by Noah Zielinski and Tyler Lindsay in the JPA Masonry Wingless Rookie 600 Sprint heats. Joel Price and Joel Smith captured heat wins for the Stage One Modifieds. Heat winners for the All Star Slingshots were Dale Kober and Austin Silfee. Colin White and Chad Sandt were the heat winners for the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprints. Wes Hearn captured the lone Super Slinger heat.

New faces continue to emerge at Hamlin as new competitors included for the Junior Slingshot racers was Talon Prinz. Mark Exeter and Derek DeSilva were new Super Slinger competitors. Robert Burakowski, Matt and Cody Zielinski were new additions to the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint racers.

A special treat for the Memorial Day fans was Junior Slingshot racer Joey Kalafut providing the playing of the National Anthem with his guitar. He did an excellent job and this may be the start of something big for the aspiring racer from Jessup, Pennsylvania.

The third show of the season is now history!

Results:

All Star Slingshots: Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Ashley Kober, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Tyler Banks, Jared Silfee, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall, Rachel Dickinson

Winged 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, JJ Uliana, Alex Reinsmith

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Colin White, Joseph Smith, Joel Smith, Mick D'Agostino, Joe Nemeth, Tyler Lindsay, Joey Amantea, Zack Bealer, Mack Brink, Duane White, Paul Richards Jr, Jacob Balliet, Cody Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Tour Event) Joel Smith, Adam Buchel, John Comandini, Tanner VanDoren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Amanda Buchel, Cody Motto

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

Super Slingshots: Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Mark Exeter

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Joe Nemeth, Dennis Stawinsky, Tyler Lindsay, Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Brandon Nicholas, Carmen Leggio Jr, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea, Earl Rice, Carmen Leggio Sr, Dennis Chamberlain, Robert Burakowski, Matt Zielinski, Cory Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 2nd when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval and the speedway will host the first appearance of the NASCAR Crew Challenge.

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/

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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