Hamlin Speedway Shines Brightly With Great Show


By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
Hamlin Speedway

Hamlin, PA- Hamlin Speedway Shines Brightly With Great Show

The premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Hamlin Speedway, once again showed it's own spit and polish last evening with an exciting show that covered all of the hard work and dedication the Smith Family has placed into the facility. The tremendous racing season thus far in 2019 and the loyal fan base and talented roster of driving stars who converge at the speedway are appreciative of all of the hard work and determination that goes into preparing an exciting and fun-filled evening of racing. The racing action at the 1/5th mile clay-cushioned facility has been over the top with many outstanding driving personalities carving out their own claim to fame in weekly competition for age groups from 8 to 60 plus.

The 2019 season is just six weeks old and many special events have been already been completed through the heart of the racing schedule. Heading up the headlines for last evening’s show include Kasey Hufcut, who won the Junior Slingshot event, Shelby McLaughlin, who captured her first All Star Slingshot win in that portion of the evening. Dale Kober who captured the Super Slingshot event. "The Whiz Kid" Jack Hanna who won the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless event and "The Electric Man" Colin White who won over a healthy field in the JPA Masonry Regular 600 Sprint main even. Amanda Buchel captured the postponed Hampton RV & Trailer Sales event and her brother Adam Buchel came back to win the regular feature in the division.

Colin White grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry event and hustled out to a huge lead over Dylan Martin and Hunter Metzger. The action that took place behind the pair was stunning to say the least. Every turn and straightaway action was filled with excitement as the track was extremely racy as the drivers took their shots at each other for position. White would claim the win with Billy Koch giving chase in second place. "Bad" Chad Sandt would hustle in from ninth starting position to grab up a third place finish on this night. Dylan Martin would make a return to the speedway and came out fourth while Joey Amantea would close out the top five finishers. Joel Smith headed up the second five with Zach Weisenfluh, Mack Brink, Joseph Smith, Cody Smith, Tony Parlanti and Mick D’Agostino folliwng the leaders.

In the Super Slinger action, Dale Kober ran away and hid to go on and claim a win at the speedway. Paul Ennes would finish in the runner-up role. Wally Bell would finish third while Jim Conroy was fourth and David Guest would claim fifth place honors and Mark Exeter would finish up in sixth place.

In the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 event, Jack Hanna began from fourth place but was coming hard through the field to catch early leader Carmen "Pops" Leggio. . He finally caught Leggio on lap eight and cruised into victory. Jake Eby held on for second place while Tony Parlanti was third, Carmen “POPS” Leggio Sr and the returning Dennis Stawinsky rounded out the top five. Early leader Jacob Nemeth faeded to sixth place with an ill-handling race car while Michael Nolf, Brandon Nicholas, the returning Kyle Exley and newcomer Derke Angle rounded out the tio ten places. Kyle Ferrucci, and Jacob Newhard flipped on the backsteretch in the same incident with Ferrucci coming out of the mess okay but Newhard being attended to by members of the Hamlin Emergency Team and the Hamlin Emergency Squad. Newhard was taken to the hospital to chack out his condition

The Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event found Kasey Hufcut charging forwards as the green flag fell. Hufcut fianlly took over the lead at lap-13 and won a couple of car length battle over fellow New Yorker RJ Sherman. Aiden Donaldson was third with James Hendricks fourth and Isabella VanOrden nailing down fifth place. Chase Zimmer came from the back of the pack for sixth place while Ashton Dewitt, Doug Smith, Aiden Elliot, and Kylie Hendricks filled out the roster. Charlene Benz had her thumb caught in the steering wheel when someone made contact with her on one restart.

In the All Star Slingshot encounter, Joey Kalafut blasted into the lead at the start of the event and held off all of the competition for seventeen laps until Shelby McLaughlin pressured him to take oever the lead. That was the only move McLaughlin would need to secure the win. Taylor Mills, hustled into runner-up honors with Kalafut back in third place.Paul Ennes continued his steady work for fourth place and Brian Smith, who started from tenth place, would settle in for fifth place. Dale Kober headed up the second five with Scott Neary, James Benz, Austin Silfee, Mikey Johannes and Andrew Turpin rounding out the top ten.

In the held-over Stage One Modified event, Amanda Buchel took over the lead on lap eleven and held on for a win over Joel Price and Anthony "Chops" Chrobak. Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDohren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Mark Evans and John Bachetti following.

In the regular event for the Stage One Modifieds, Adam Buchel turned the tide and captured the event with a win over Amanda Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Anthony Chrobak, Joel Price, and John Bachetti

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The track was racy from start to finish and Track Promoter Randy Smith contnued to work on the speedway as necessary for the activity on the speedway was non-stop throughout.

Dale Kober and Taylor Mills captured the heat wins in the All Star Slingshots last evening. Tony Parlanti and Jacob Nemeth won the Rookie 600 heats. Junior Slingshot heats went to James Hendricks and Isabella VanOrden. . DaIle Kober was the victor in the Super Slingers. In the Regular 600 Sprints, Cody Smith, Mick D'Agostino, and Dylan Martin bested their foes and the Stage One Modified heats found Adam Buchel and Tanner VanDohren being victorious.

Bob Parlanti captured the 50/50 bonus last evening worth $145.00.

The Annual Vet Stock raffle tickets are up for sale with the first place prize of the Custom American/Checkered Flag, the second place prize of the Ruger 22 Caliber Rifle and a third place prize of $500.00 ready to whet your appetitie. The speedway is also seeking donations for the Hungarian Auction that will take place at the speedway on July 6th. With the event, a big 100-lap event will take place for the all Star Slingshots on this evening of speed and giving to our vets who make our freedom and our way of life possible.


JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints:
Colin White, Billy Koch, Chad Sandt, Dylan Martin, Joey Amantea, Joel Smith, Zach Weisenfluh, Mack Brink, Joseph Smith, Cody Smith, Tony Parlanti, Mick D'Agostino, Kyle Exley, Tyler Lindsay, Hunter Metzger, Duane White, Geordan Marrero, Paul Richards, Aiden Borden, RYan Lacoe, Michael Nolf

All Star Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin,, Taylor Mills, Joey Kalafut, Paul Ennes, Dale Kober, Scott Neary, James Benz, Austin Silfee, Mikey Johannes, Andrew Turpin, Ashley Kober, Brian Smith, Dawson Harringer, (DNF) CJ Fritz

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Kasery Hufcut, RJ Sherman, Aiden Donaldson, James Hendricks, Isabella VanOrden, Chase Zimmer, Ashton DeWitt, Doug Smith, Aiden Elliot, Kylie Hendricks, Jacoby Thompson, Charlene Benz Jenna Amantea

Super Slingers: Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Wally Bell, Jimmy Conroy, David Guest, Mark Exeter,

JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints: Jack Hanna, Jake Eby, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr, Dennis Stawinsky, Jacob Nemeth, Michael Nolf, Brandon Nicholas, Kyle Exley, Derek Angle, Brett Kern, Cody Powell, Vicotr Cleary, Kerrissa Parlanti, Richie MaGuire, Justin Newhards, Kyle Ferrucci,

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales: Adam Buchell, Amanda Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Evan civick, Anthony Chrobak, Joel Price, John Bachetti Jr, Mark Evans Tanner VanDohren

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: (Make-up) Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Anthoiny Chrobak, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDohren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Mark Evans, John Bachetti, Lawson Scerencits

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/

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

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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