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By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Rocks The Pocono Mountains With Another Great Show

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in another energetic group of racers on Saturday evening, on a day that smelled of some great racing going to take place. The racing was over the top notch all of the way in all divisions and another great crowd was on hand to witness what will be another great season at the speedway. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the meticulously manicured 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. They all came out to the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. www.ssspeedways.com. Seven happy and elated winners found their way to the Hamlin Speedway Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The seven feature show was completed at 10.32 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Electric Man" Colin White stealing the show with a show-stopping drive from eighth starting position to seal his win over "The Big Show" Joey Amantea in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Feature event. The Super Slinger feature found "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy winning the event by a country mile. Announcer Steve Pados anounced the division roster trackside and sent the kids on their way with Kasey Hufcut capturing the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event with a great run to the checkered flag. Scott Neary wired the fiield in the All Star Slingshot match-up for his second win in succession at the speedway. Tanner Van Doren wired the field in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales finale Deniis Chamberlain exhibited patience as well as a hot-rod racer that had more than enough for the field behind him as he captured the PA Masonry Wingless 600 Rookie Sprint event.

In the JPA Masonry sponsored Wingless 600 Main event, it would be veteran Joseph Smith rushing out front on the initial start of the event with behind him, a gagle of racers looking for the channel with which to do their magic from. Joey Amantea found it first as the young star grabbed the lead on lap seven and held it until lap twelve when Colin White went whizzing by him. White had a full head of steam at the time and took over the lead and lead until track starter Russ Furry showed him the checkered flag. Amantea held on for second place with Mick D'Agostino once again being steady in his run in third place. Paul Richards was fourth and Tyler LIndsay hustled to fifth place.Behind the top five were Cody Smith, who ran from last starting place in the feature event. Aiden Borden, Mike Myers, Doug Snyder, and Noah Zielisnki would complete the top ten running order.

The Super Slingshot feature event found John Gilroy getting a great start as he raced away from the field with impressive laps in his number 20 Gilroy Northeast racing machine sponsored race car. "The Comet" Paul Ennes took up the chase but could not catch the high flying Gilroy and then had to deal with Dale Kober coming back through the field to challenge the front runners. Gilroy was in full swing as he was hitting his speedway marks as he raced far and away from those chasing him down. Giory won the event with Ennes, Kober, steady Jimmy Conroy and Wes Hearn finish in the top five places. Greg Zellman, David Guest and Mark Exeter rounded out the field.

Kasey Hufcut raced into the lead at the start of the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event and he raced with himself for most of the evening as he left the remainder of the field in his wiake. RJ Sherman began from ninth starting position but it just made him better as he raced through the field to get into the runner-up role late in the event. James Hendricks finished third for the second week in sucession and Charlene Benz recovered from an early lap spin to come and nail down fourth spot in a great drive for the New Jersey racer. Aiden Elliot rounded out the top five. Chase Zimmer, Connor Mirabelli, Ashton DeWitt, Doug Smith and Kylie Hendricks rounded out the top ten finishers.

On the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint event it would be the newcomer Michael Nolf putting on a great show early on as he raced into the lead at the start of the event and led until lap nine when stering problems slowed his pace. That moment in time gave Dennis Strawisnsky what he was seeking as the young man assumed command of the lead as he led until lap 18 when he too was slowed by a mechanical problem. Dennis Chamberlain, who was following, took over the lead and led until the event was checkered. Newcomer Stephen Weirich did a great job in the runner-up role as he raced through the field from seventh spot. Jake Eby was also strong as he came through the pack as well. Jack Hanna was fourth in this one and Tony Parlanti finished fifth. Michael Nolf held on for sixth place while behind him were Justin Newhard, Morgan Rochelle, Rich Maguire, the returning Brandon Nicholas, Cody Powell and Carmen Leggio Sr.

In the All Star Slingshot feature event, it would be Scott Neary grabbing up the lead early on in this one and drive to a close win over a young lady who was giving him fits all night long in Shelby McLaughlin. Taylor Mills hustled to third place with Dale Kober and Austin Silfee rounding out the top five. Andrew Turpin, Paul Ennes, Ashley Kober, Amber Baccaglini and James Benz rounded out the top ten.

In the rained out event from May 11th, Taylor Mills showed his All STar Slingshot roster the fast was around the facility as he wired the field in a great run for the win. Wes Hearn chased him all through the event but could not muster a challenge for the lead. CJ Fritz was third . Scott Neary fourth and Austin Silfee rounded out the top five. Dale Kober headed up the next five with Brian Smith, Paul Ennes, Shebly McLaughlin and Andrew Turpin filling in the next spots.

In the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modfiieds, "TVD" Tanner Van Dohren was in command from the beginning of the event. Joel Price took up the chase from his second place start but he remained as the runner-up from start to finish. Behind the two leaders was where the action was as one by one each racer tried his best best at moving up a notch or two before it was over. Adam Buchel raced to third early with Anmthony Chrobak utilizing the top of the raceway to race into fourth. Michael Samony was fifth in this one. Evan Civisk, Jeff Hineline, Lawson Scerencitz, James Cosgrove and John Bachetti Jr rounded out the top ten in this wicked battle for positions.

PEARL JAMS:

Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that once again found the drivers utilizing the many racing channels throughout the evening of competition. Additional time was taken to keep the track surface smooth and tacky throughout the evening of speed. With the new clay laid down this week, the track was mirror smooth and racy from top to bottom.

The Super Slingshot heat found John Gilroy returning to action with a victory in the heat action. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Dennis Chamberlain and "The Whiz Kid" Jack Hannah. Kasey Hufcut and James hendricks countered with wins in the Junior Slingshots. . Adam and Amanda Buchel were the heat winners in the Stage One Modifieds. CJ Fritz and "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots. JPA Masonry Wingless Heats were captured by Paul Richards Jr and "The Taylor Tornado" Zac Weisenfluh.

Jill Brink walked off with the 50/50 bucks.

RESULTS:

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, RJ Sherman, James Hendricks, Charlene Benz, Aiden Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Connor Mirabelli, Ashton Dewitt, Doug Smith, Kylie Hendricks, Isabella VanOrden, Jenna Amantea, Aiden Donaldson, Jacboy Thompson.

Super Slingshots: John Gilory, Paul Ennes, DAle Kober, Jim Conroy, Wes Hearn, Greg Zellman, David Guest, Mark Exeter,

All Star Slingshots: Scott Neary, Shelby McLaughlin, Taylor Mills, Dale Kober, Austin Silfee, Andrew Turpin, Paul Ennes, Ashley Kober, Amber Baccaglini, James Benz, John Gilroy, Rachel Dickinson, Joey Kalafut, Brian Smith, Mikey Johannes, CJ Fritz, Wes Hearn,, Dawson Haringer.

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Dennis Chamberlain, Stephen Weirich, Jacob Eby, Jack Hanna Tony Parlanti, Michael Nolf, Justin Newhard, Morgan Rochelle, Rich MaGuire, Brandon Nicholas, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio Sr, Dennis Strawinsky, Chris Hummer, Victor Cleary,

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: Tanner Van Dohren, Joel Price, Adam Buchel, Anthony Chrobak, Michael Samony, Evan Civiick,, Jeff Hineline, Lawson Scerentcitz, James Costlow, John Bachetti Sr, John Bachetti Jr, Cody Motto, Amanda Buchel,

JPA Masonry 600 Sprints: Colin White, Joey Amantea, Mick D'Agostino, Paul Richards Jr, Tyler Lindsay, Cody Smith, Aiden Borden, Mike Myers, Doug Snyder, Noash Zielinski, Michael Nolf, Dennis Chamberlain, Joesph Smith, Stephen Weirich, Ryan Lacoe, Zach Weisenfluh,

All Star Slingshots (Make -Up): Taylor Mills, Wes hearn, CJ Fritz, Scott Neary, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, Brian Smith, Paul Ennes, Shalby McLaughlin, Andrew Turpin, Mikey Johannes, Joey Kalafut, James Benz, Ashley Kober, Ron Thoman, Dawsom Harbinger, Amber Baccaglini

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Enjkoys A Fabulous EVening of Six Feature Attractions

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in another energetic group of racers on Saturday evening, with the sunhine lighting up the overhead skies of the Pocono Mountains. The racing was top notch all of the way in all divisions and another great crowd was on hand to witness the great season at the speedway. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the meticulously manicured 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. They all came out to the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com). Six smiling winners found their way to the Hamlin Speedway Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The six feature show was completed at 10.13 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Big Show" Joey Amantea leading the way as he captured the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Feature event for the first time ever in his two year career in the division. The Super Slinger feature found David Guest winning the event for the first time ever as well. Kasey Hufcut captured the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event with a great run to the checkered flag for another great win. Scott Neary wired the fiield in the All Star Slingshot match-up. Adam Buchel worked on leader Tanner Van Doren throughout the event and then chose the right moment to seize the lead and go on and put on a show all by himself as he, won the race going away. Jacob Eby utilized his pole start to exhibit a hot-rod racer that had more than enough for the field behind him as he captured the PA Masonry Wingless 600 Rookie Sprint event.

In the JPA Masonry sponsored Wingless 600 Main event, it would be Mick D'Agostino rushing out front on the initial start of thevent but a fneder bender brought the field to a halt. On the restart it would be Joey Amantea grabbing the lead with an outside move ovedr D'Agostino. D'Agostino would try to get the best of Amantea but it would be Amantea holding off the two time champion at the speedway. Cody Smith would keep beat with the leaders and had Joseph Smith behind him all evening. That was how the field would finish with Zach Weisenfluh grabbing up fifth place. , Chad Sand, borrowing a car to do battle and would race the car to sixth place, with Tyler Lindsay, Noah Zielinski, Scott Slaterr Jr and Paul Richards heading up the top ten finishers.

The Super Slingshot feature event found David Guest getting a great start as he raced away from the field with impressive laps in his number 29 Bath Truck Cap sponsored race car. "Thje Ambassador" Wes Hearn took up the chase but could not catch the high flying Guest and then had to deal with Dale Kober coming back through the field to challenge the front runners. Guest was amzing in hitting his speedway marks as he raced away from tthose chasing him down. Hearn finished in the runner-up role with Dale Kober steady in third place, and Mark Exeter finishing out the top four..

Kasey Hufcut raced into the lead at the start of the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event and he raced with himself for most of the evening as he left the remainder of the field in his wiake. Aidan Donaldson got into the runner-up slot late in the race but by that time Hufcut was gone. James Hendricks finished third after holding on to second place for many laps on this night of action. RJ Sherman hustled to fourth place with Charlene Benz nailing down a top five finish. a newcomer to the speedway, was third in a nice run and he received lots of pressure from Doug Smith and RJ Sherman who completed the top five. Aidan Elliot, who was spun out in the early laps, came back to record a sixth place finish. Charlene BEnz, Chase Zimmer, Jacob Berman, and Ashton DeWitt completed the top ten finishers.

On the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint event it would be the Jacob Eby putting on a great show as he wired the field with a flwless effort on his part. Eby grabbed the lead at the start of thevent and hten held off a strong ruunung Tony Parlanti to capture the win, his first ever win at the Hamlin oval. Parlanti would finish second with Justin Newhard hustling hard into third place with Rich Maguire in fourth place and Michael Nolf doing a great job of returning form an early sppin to land in fifth place at the racing end. Cody Powell hustled to sixth place and Mandie Maguire was seventh in the event.

In the All Star Slingshot feature event, it would be Scott Neary grabbing up the lead early on in this one and drive to a close win over his teammate Austin Silfee. Brian Smith, who had moved up to this division for the Junior ranks did a great job at holding off two of the best in the business in Wes hearn and Dale Kober who both followed. James Benz was sixth with Rachel Dickinson, Paul Ennes, Shelby McLaughlin, and Joey Kalafut completing the top ten finioshers. The division has been storng early on and woll get better as the rookies who have joined the rnaks this season improve with their counterparts.

In the re-secheduled event from last week, Zach Weisenfluh, "The Taylor Tornado" outlasted Cody Smith and Paul Richards to put in a claim for a win in the speedway record-books. Weisenfluh kept his momentum going throughout the encounter and Cody Smith kept the pressure on the young man. Paul richards Jr was third with Mack Brink and Mick D'Agostino working hard until the end of the event to play catch-up. Noah Zielinski was sixth and was followed by Joseph Smith, TYler Lindsay, Chad SAndt and Scott Slater.

PEARL JAMS:

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

The Super Slingshot heat found Greg Zellman returning to action with a victory in the heat action. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Dennis Chamberlain and Richie MaGuire both of them racing under the Waqshington Collision banner.. Kasey Hufcut and Aidan Donaldson countered with wins. in the Junior Slingshots. . Tanner Van Doren and Amanda Buchel were the heat winners in the Stage One Modifieds. Andrew Turpin and Rachel Dickinson captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots. Dale Kober was the heat winner in the Super Slingers. JPA Masonry Wingless Heats were captured by Joseph Smith and Scott Slater Jr.

Amanda Tatarian walked off with the 50/50 bucks at $156.00. Bob BEnedict and Gino Bowers won baskets courtesy of Hamlin Speedway

RESULTS:

JPA Masonry Wigless 600 Sprints: (From May 4th) Zach Weisenfluh, Cody Smith, Paul Richards, Mack Brink, Mick D'Agostino, Noah Zielinski, Joseph Smith, TYler Lindsay, Chad Sandt, Scott Slater, Tony Parlanti, Michael Nolf, (DNS) Amber Oraschin,, Chris Orascin, ZAch Bealer, Ryan Lacoe,

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, Aiden Donaldson, James Hendricks, RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz,

Super Slingshots: David Guest, Wes hearn, Dale Kober, Mark Exeter,

All STAR Slingshots: Scott Neary, Austin Silfee, Brain Smith, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, James benz, Rachel Dickinson, Paul Ennes, Shelby McLaughlin, Joey Kalafut, Andrew Turpin, Ashley Kober, Ron Thoman, Damion Haringer. (DNF) Amanda Bacagloni

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Jacob Eby, Tony Parlanti, Justin Newhards, Rich MaGuire, Michael Nolf, Cody Powell, Maxine MaGuire (DNF) CArmen Leggio SR, Richie Maguire, Ron Hartrum, Jacob Nemeth, RYan Lacoe, DEnnis chamberlain, Vicotr Cleary, Anglea ParlantiDennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Jacob Eby, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti, Kyle Ferrucci, Cody Powell, Richie Maguire, Ryan Lacoe, Justin Newhard, Victor Cleary, Brett Kern (DNS)

Hampton RV & tRailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: Adam Buchel, Tanner Von Dohren, Anthony Chrobak, Evan Civiick,, Jeff Hinekine, Joel Price, James Costlow, Mark Evans (DNF) John Bachetti Sr, John Bachetti Jr, Jacob Nemeth, Cody Motto, Amanda Buchel, Michael Samony

JPA Masonry 600 Sprints: Joey Amantea, Mick D'Agostino, Cody Smith, Joesph Smith, Zach Weisenfluh, Chad Sandt, TYler Lindsay, Noah Zielinski, Scott Salter Jr, Paul Richards Jr, Mack Brink, Joel Smith, Michael Nolf

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
www.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 -Hamlin Speedway Halted By Heavy Strom After Five Features

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in another energetic group of racers on Saturday evening, bolstered by the first appearance of the 2018 edition of the 600 X-Cel Modifieds, as they tried valiantly to beat the rains with their second niight of their 2019 racing season at Hamlin Speedway. The racing was top notch all of the way in all divisions and another great crowd was on hand to witness the great season at the speedway. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. They all came out to the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com). Five smiling winners found their way to the Hamlin Speedway Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The fove feature show was completed before the 11 PM curfew rolled around and the rain the weatherman was calling for hit the speedway.

The Saturday night action found "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy putting on a show stopping performance as he captured the Super Slinger feature in a wire to wire exhibition.. Kasey Hufcut captured the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event with a great run to the checkered flag for his second victory in a row. Alex Reinsmith held on for a great run in the opening event for the 270 Sprint division for his second win in succession.. Sonking Spring, Pennsylvania's Brian Blankenmiller was credited with capturing the X-Cel Modified event after the leaders of the race tangled with the checkered flag in sight. Carmen Leggio Sr put on a show all by himself as he, being the oldest driver in the division, put on all-out show stopping performaince to capture his first win ever at the Hamlin FAcility in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Rookie Sprint event.

The Super Slingshot feature event found John Gilroy unleashing the power on his hot rod and raced away from the field with impressive laps in his number 20 race car. Gilroy lapped all of the way up to fourth place in the event. Dale Kober rwas steady as the number two man on this evening with David Guest in third place, Greg Zellman in foiurth and Mark Exeter finishing out the top five. Jimmy Conroy and Paul Ennes finished up closely behind the top running cars.,

Kasey Hufcut raced into the lead at the start of the Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event and would receive early pressure from Aidan Donaldson. Hufcut worked his way out to a full straigfhaway lead but had to jam on the brakes as troubles loomed out on t he spoeedway. When the racing went green again it was Hufcut out front and and he began to put lots of space once again on the field. Hufcut woulkd get the win with Donaldson in second place. Pauly Hartung, a newcomer to the speedway, was third in a nice run and he received lots of pressure from Doug Smith and RJ Sherman who completed the top five. Aidan Elliot, who was spun out in the early laps, came back to record a sixth place finish. Charlene BEnz, Chase Zimmer, Jacob Berman, and Ashton DeWitt completed the top ten finishers.

forward from a fifth starting position and quickly found the traffic more bearable at the top of the raceway and drove around Elliot and grabbed up the lead and walked away from the field from that point on. Hufcut would claim his first win of the season with Elliot in for runner-up honors and hard charging RJ Sherman third. Charlene Benz was fourth and Aiden Donaldson rounded out the top five. Heading up the second five were New Yorker Ashton DeWitt, with Jason Bierman, Doug Smith, James Hendricks and Isabella Van Orden following.

In the 270 Sprint feature event, Alex Reinsmith pulled out to a lead that Glenn Macomber just chased him the rest of the way.

On the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint event it would be the veteran driver Carmen Leggio Sr putting an end to a winless streak that lasted longer than Leggio would care to admit too. He took the lead at the strart of the event and had to hold back "The Whiz Kid" Jack Hanna each and everyt step of the way to gain the first win of his Hamlin Speedway career. Hnna was second with Dennis Chamberlain back in he mix for a third place run after an opening night triumph. Tony Parlanti raced hard up to fourth place with Ryan Lacoe nailing down a top five finish. Newcomer Justin Newhard was sixth with another newcomer Megan Rochelle in seventh, Jacob Eby in eighth, Brett Kern in ninth place and Jordan Nemeth settling for tenth.

In the 20-lap event for the X-Cel Modifieds Tyler Smith lead early and swapped the lead back and forth with Matt Warner in the early stages of the event. Brian Blankenmiller was resting in third place when the two leaders got together and Blamkemiller walked in to the win.
Ray Gradwell was second with Jarret Sechrist in third, T32 of Kyle Fallis in fourth, and Korey Inglin fifth. Nolan Smith was credited with sxith place while the remainder of the top ten included Geoff Sutton, Travis Fichter, Grany Schibilia, and Heath Machamer.,

PEARL JAMS:

Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that once again found the drivers utilizing the many racing channels throughout the evening of competition. Additional time was taken to keep the track surface smooth and tacky throughout the evening of speed. especially after the rains showed up to cause some additional havoc.

The Super Slingshot heat found Greg Zellman returning to action with a victory in the heat action. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Ryan Lacoe and Jacob Eby. Kasey Hufcut and RJ Sherman countered with wins. in the Junior Slingshots. Alex Reinsmith won the lone 270 Sprint heat. Joel Price and Adam Buchel were the heat winners in the Stage One Modifieds. TYlor Mills and Wes Hearn captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots. JPA Masonry Wingless Heats were captured by Joseph Smith and Cody Smith, making it a big night for family pride

The X-Cel Modified heats wents to Jeff Sechrist, Matt Werner and Tyler Smith

While waiting out the rain, Announcer Steve Pados did an interview with one of the driving stras of the Stage One Modifieds heat winners with Joel Price. Pados was also able to interview with X-Cell SEries Promoter Doug Borger and his plan of attack for his series as they come to a track near all of you. Go out and see them compete, you will be glad you did.

Layla CRane walked of fwith the 50/50 bucks

RESULTS:

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, Aiden Donaldson,Pauly Hartwig, Doug Smith, RJ Sherman, Aiden Elliot, Charlene Benz, Aoden Donaldson, Chase Zimmer, Jaocb Berman, Ashton DeWitt, Connor Mirabelli, Isabella VanOrden, James Hendricks, Kylie Hendricks, Jacoby Thmopson, Kai DeWitt, Daryn Fallis,

Super Slingshots:John Gilroy,,Dale Kober, David Guest , Gregg Zellman, Mark EXeter, Jim Conroy, Paul Ennes, Roger Collins (DNS), Wes hearn (DNS)

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Jacob Eby, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti, Kyle Ferrucci, Cody Powell, Richie Maguire, Ryan Lacoe, Justin Newhard, Victor Cleary, Brett Kern (DNS)

270 Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Gleen Macomber

JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints: Carmen Leggio Sr, Jack Hanna, Deniis Chamberlain, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe, Justin Newhard, Morgan Rochelle, Jacob Eby, Brett Kern, Jacob Nemeth, Victor Clary, Kyle Ferrucci, Rich Maguire

X-Cel Modifieds: Brian Blankenmiller, Ray Gradwell, Jarrett Sechrist, Kyle Fallis, Korey Inglin, Nolan Smith, Geoffrey Sutton, Travis Fichter, Grant Schibilia, Heath Machamer, Kevin Van Valkenburg, Josh Pepe, Matt Warner, Olivia Schmeltzer, Keith Inglin, Tyler Smith, Shawna Schibilia,, Sam Sciccitano,,Steve Sterner, Matt Werner,, Trent Warner, Tyer James, Jarrett Sechrist, Brianna James, Zane Roth, ED Fentzlaff

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
www.ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Opens Up 2019 Season In Spectacular Fashion
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in an energetic group of racers on Saturday evening as they hosted the start of their 2019 racing season at Hamlin Speedway. The racing was top notch all of the way in all divisions and a great crowd was on hand to kick off what will be a great season at the speedway. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. With some additional dollars on the line for the Wingless 600 Sprint stars, a great field of entries assembled in the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com). Six smiling winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The six feature show was completed before the 11 PM curfew rolled around and the rain the weatherman was calling for hit the speedway.

The Saturday night action found "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca putting on a show stopping performance as he led all of the 20-lap feature in the All Star Slingshot feature headliner. "Thr Oxford Express" Dale Kober finshed third in the regular Slingshot event event but did two positions better as he captured the regular Super Slinger feature. The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale went to Dennis Chamberlain. Chad Sandt, a former champion in the divsion at Hamlin, put the finishing touches on the great run to capture the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless Sprint feature over a hard charging "Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino. Kasey Hufcut captured the Junior Slingshot event with a great run to the checkered flag. Pat Van Varick put on a show as he captured a feature event for the first time in a couple of seasons in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner with Adam Buchel tagging on to him with each turn of the wheel. Alex Reinsmith held on for a great run in the opening event for the 270 Sprint division.

In the All Star Slingshot feature, Danny Buccafusca wasted no time as he grabbed the lead at the start of the 20-lap main and in a matter of a few laps you could color him gone as he raced away from the field in the Gilroy Northeast Inc hot rod. The battle for runner-up honors was a dandy as CJ Fritz couldn't run with Buccafusca but held on to the runner-up slot over a trio of hot rod drivers named Dale Kober, Jared Silfee and Austin Silfee. Rookie in the division, Brian Smith held on for sixth place whiletrack champion form a season ago Scott Neary was seventh followed by aniother rookie in the classs James Benz, veteran Paul Ennes and newcomer and former Junior Slingshot champion Shelby McLaughlin.

The Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner found Pat Van Varick jumping out front early but getting stiff pressure from Adam Buchel. Buchel quickly glued himsel;f to the Van Varick rear bumper as he challenged Van Varick for the top spot. Van Varick and Buchel ran one/two the remainder of the event and they had to dart and dodge some slower cars in the fast paced event. Chrobak,, made no mistakes on this night as he finished in thiird place and probably had the best seat in the house as he witnessed the battle royal before him. The returning Michael Samony and Jeff Hineline rolled into fourth and fifth posistions. Another Rookie Lawson Scenceritis headed up the second five with Tanner Van Doren, Joel Price, another rookie James Costlow, and Amnda Buchel rounding out the top ten.

The Super Slingshot feature event found David Guest unleashing the power on his hot rod and raced away from the field with impressive laps in his number 29 race car. Guest spun out on lap six and Richie VanOrden took over the point. Dale Kober rushed in quickly and grabbed the lead from VanOrden and won the race going away. Kober and Richie VanOrden, Paul Ennes, Wally Bell amd Mark Exetor kept it interesting for the fans as they waged a fierce battle for third place.

Aidan Elliot raced into the lead at the start and would receive early pressure from Doug Smith. Hufcut worked his way forward from a fifth starting position and quickly found the traffic more bearable at the top of the raceway and drove around Elliot and grabbed up the lead and walked away from the field from that point on. Hufcut would claim his first win of the season with Elliot in for runner-up honors and hard charging RJ Sherman third. Charlene Benz was fourth and Aiden Donaldson rounded out the top five. Heading up the second five were New Yorker Ashton DeWitt, with Jason Bierman, Doug Smith, James Hendricks and Isabella Van Orden following.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter found Dennis Chamberlain leading the way at the start of the event over Carmen Leggio Sr. The Whiz Kid" Jack Hanna found his way into second place near the end of the event with some good moves off of the bottom of the raceway. Jacob Eby was solid with a great run from eighth starting place. Carmen Leggio Sr was fourth with Tony Parlanti, Kyle Ferrucci and Cody Powell hustling to stay in the hunt. The new breed of stars into the division did well in their first attempt at handling the rigors of side by side racing

"Bad" Chad Sandt took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event and he would lead throughout with Mick D'Agostino matching each one of his moves to remain in the runner-up slot. Later laps would have "The Electric Man" Colin White join in and the three cars were like magic on the racetrack. Zack Weisenfluh, a champion last year in the rookies, began well with a fourth place finish and Scott Slater Jr returned to the speedway to nail down a fifth place finish. Like Schostkewitz, who has been away from the speedway for a coouple of years did well in his return to action capuring a sixxth place on opening night. 270 Winner Alex Reinsmith took a ride in a 600 and came away with a seventh place finish while "The Big Show" Joey Amantea wa eight, Paul Richards Jr ninth and Mack Brink rounding out the top ten.,

In the exciting 270 Sprint feature, Glenn Macomber led early on until Alex Reinsmith pulled off an inside move to get by him in the latter stages of the event. Macomber was the runner-up with newcomer Lucas Weirich in for a third place finish and newcomer Chad Riddle was fourth

PEARL JAMS:

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

The Junior Slingshot heats found Kasey Hufcut and Chalrene Benz with wins. JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Jack Hanna and Carmen Leggio Sr. Glenn Macomber won the lone 270 Sprint heat. Pat Van Varick and Adam Buchel were the heat winners in the Stage One Modifieds.

John Gilroy captured the Super Slinger time trialed event with a clocking of 14.902 seconds over Paul Ennes who times in at 15.110 seconds for his run. heat event. John Mirabelli captured the Stage One Modified heat run. Mick D'Agostino was the top man in the time trials for the 600 Sprints with a 12.662 clocking over Chad Sandt's and Colin White's time of 12.795

Lots of new faces and cars for the new season ahead at Hamlin. Announcer Steve Pados aplogized to the crowd early on letting everyone know he wasn't going to get all of the names correct on this opening event evening.

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

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Danny Buccafusca, CJ Fritz, Dale Kober, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Brian Smith, Scott Neary, James Benz, Paul Ennes, Shelby McLuaghlin, Mikey Johannes, Andrew Turpin, Rich VanOrden, Ashley Kober, Ron Thoman, Dawson Harringer, Joey Kalafut, Rachel Dickinson, Wally bell

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Mick D'Agostino, Colin White, Zack Weisenfluh, Scott Slater, Luke Schostkwitz, Alex Reinsmith, Joey Amantea, Paul Richards Jr, Mack Brink, Gerodan Marrero, Cody Smith, Noah Zielinski, Joseph Smith, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe, Danny Buccafusca (DNS)

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Pat Van Varick, Adam Buchel, Anthony Chrobak, Mike Samony, Jeff Hineline, Lawson Scerncitis, Tanner Van Doren, Joel Price, James Costlow, Amanda Buchel, Evan Civick, John Bachetti Jr, John Bachetti Sr, Cody Motto (DNF)

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, Aiden Elliot, RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, Aoden Donaldson, Ashton DeWitt, Jacob Berman, DougSmith ,James Hendricks, Isabella VanOrden, Chaes Zimmer, Connor Mirabelli, Jenna Amantea, Kylie Hendricks

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Richie VanOrden, Paul Ennes, Wally Bell, Mark Exeter, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Jacob Eby, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti, Kyle Ferrucci, Cody Powell, Richie Maguire, Ryan Lacoe, Justin Newhard, Victor Cleary, Brett Kern (DNS)

270 Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Gleen Macomber, Lucas Weirich, Chad Riddle

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Nov
21

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Hamlin, PA - Happy Thanksgiving From Hamlin Speedway
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Smith Family and the Hamlin Speedway Staff would like to wish all of our loyal sponsors, drivers, teams and racing fans the very best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. The past season at Hamlin was another exciting season from the moment we opened the gates in April until we closed the gates for the season in September. The tremendous highlights that were generated from the fabulous racing excitement in all divisions gave the fans their money's worth each Saturday evening during the season. Through the great efforts of the very loyal work force and the competitors at the speedway, the great racing shows at Hamlin continue to shine year after year. The spirit from the great network of support enables us to embrace what good friends and family truly mean to us as we spend precious time with family and friends during the holiday season.

The recent Awards Party officially ended the season at Hamlin Speedway but plans are already in place when the speedway will re-open in the Spring and it will be the fourteenth season the speedway has been under the guidance of the Smith Family. From all early indications, the 2019 racing season will once again rise above the great success the Smith Family has enjoyed since taking over the controls of the speedway that was closed in the summer of the 2005 season. The Smith Family jump-started the Speedway in 2006 and each new season has brought new cars and stars to the forefront in small car division racing. Each season has some great talent transitioning to other venues and the Hamlin Speedway staff wishes them well as they reach to accomplish their racing dreams but the welcome mat remains open for the drivers seeking to return. Additional drivers will be signing on to race at the speedway in 2019 as the excellent work from the local quarter midget clubs have prepared the graduates for their next step in racing and the already great car counts at the speedway will take another giant leap in numbers for the new season ahead. The well formatted program will once again feature seven great divisions for regular shows with many special events dotting the 2019 schedule. The speedway will once again shuffle the deck to their racing program as some drivers will make the transition from the Junior Slingshot division into the All Star Slingshot ranks for the new season ahead and the Rookie 600 Sprint divisions will see a new brigade of first timers seeking to make their mark at the premier racing facility in the Poconos.

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 2019 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, the loyal band of race fans and the supporting sponsors who have helped make the Hamlin Speedway the finest well-rounded small car division racing facility in the country.

Drivers and Owners, please make sure you support the Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show that will be taking place from March 3rd to the 9th, 2019 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 75,000 visitors who attended the show in 2018. Long time friend of the Hamlin Speedway, Justin Beltrame has taken over the coordinating efforts of the show for the Miller Family and will do an excellent job as Hamlin Speedway announcer Steve Pados and his brother Ed will take a step back but will assist Justin in the transition. Beltrame, Bobby Stull 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, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, 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 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: 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
23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PEARL JAMS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The event completes the 2018 racing season at Hamlin Speedway.

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Sep
02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PEARL JAMS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2018 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PEARL JAMS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2018 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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