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. ( 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.


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


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,, 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: or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: or on facebook at: or and

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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