Hamlin Speedway Has Great Night Of Racing Action


By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin, PA- Hamlin Speedway Has Great Night Of Racing Action

The premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Hamlin Speedway, once again showed how to get things done last evening with an exciting show that took longer than anticipated and left two divisions in drydock when the curfew bell sounded off. 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 the Smith Family 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 and wioth drivers coming to compete from Florida and North Carolina for last night's racing schedule. Last night some new winners graced victory circle with happy faces all around.

The 2019 season is ten weeks old weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the heart of the racing schedule is still coming up in the next few weeks. Heading up the headlines for last evening’s show include RJ Sherman, who won the Junior Slingshot event in a wire to wire triumph, the sensational Shelby McLaughlin, who captured the All Star Slingshot win in great fashion. "The Electric Man" Colin White who won over a quick field in the JPA Masonry Regular 600 Sprint main event. "TVD" Tanner VanDohren captured the feature in the division for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. Sam Sciccitano. who is the current point leader in the series, won the X-Cel Modified event after early leader of the event Jeff Sechrist faltered on a restart.

Mick D'Agostino grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry event and hustled out to a small advantage lead over Colin White, D'Agostino led until lap five when the caution flag was waved. On the restart, White used some some side speed to slip past D'Agostino and take control of the action. The action that took place behind White and D'Agostino was engaging to say the least. Every turn and straightaway action was filled with excitement as the track was extremely racy as the drivers were able to race side by side and triplicate for most of the racing action. White was the leader of the event and hit his marks around the speedway with precision excellence. White would claim the win with D'Agostino giving chase behind him in an exciting run for in second place. Paul Richards drove into third place with Dylan Martin in fourth and Tyler Lindsay was fifth with Zack Bealer coming on to land in sixth place. Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Stephen Weirich and the returning Pat Bealer.

RJ Sherman was once again the class of the field as the young charger took the lead on the third lap of the encounter and led the remaining laps despite being challenged down the stretch by Kasey Hufcut who would finish in second place. Aiden Elliot was third with Doug Smith fourth and Jacob Bierman doing steady work to land in fifth place. Charlene Benz who led the first two laps of the feature until being spun out came back to finish seventh place with newcomer Dillon Beadle behind her and Kylie Hendricks, James Hendricks, Connor Mirabelli and Jacoby Thompson rounding the top ten finishers.

The All Star Slingshot feature event was all about Shelby McLaughlin. The young lady who is her first year in the All Star Slingshot class, was fast and furious when the green flag came out and grabbed the lead from the start. The young lady had to withstand some constant pressure from Jared Silfee to pull off her win and did so with ease. Silfee finished second with Scott Neary in third place. CJ FRitz was fouth with Dale Kober driving hard to fifth place. James Benz headed up the next spots with Wes Hearn, Brian Smith, Jopey Kalafut and Amber Baccaligni filling in those slots. In the event, newcomer Lucas Weirich took a tumble on the front straight and Rachel Dickinson on the back straight. Both drivers walked away.

In the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event, Tanner VanDohren grabbed the lead from his pole start and had things his own way from start to finish to claim the win. Amanda Buchel was the runner-up and Mike Samony was in third place. ADam Buchel was fourth and Jeff Hineline straked into fifth place. Cody Motto, Joel Price, Evan Civick, Mark Evans and James Costlow rounded out the top ten.

Jeff Sechrist led the first few laps of the X-Cel Modified event. A caution brought the field together and on the restart Sam Sciccitano outgunned Sechrist for the top spot. Once in front Sciccitano kept hitting his marks all around the speedway to come up the winner of the tour event. Sechrist would remain in second place with HYunter Diehl hustling hard into third place with Shawna Schibilia in fourth and Geoff Suttion raciong hard to claim fifth place money. Travis Fichter raced hard from 16th starting place to head up the second five while Ray Gradwall, Eric Whitby, Brandon Graner and Nolan Smith rounded out the top ten finishers.

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The track was in excellent condition last evening. As many as four lanes of racing brought the fans to their feet as the racers gave it all they had to move up a notch or two from where they began the vening of racing. Kudos go out ot Randy Smith and crew for an excellent job of maintaining the facility and keeping at it during the show.

Heat races went to Paul Richards and Colin White for the 600 Sprints. The Stage One Modifieds found Adam Buchel and Cody Motto in victory lane. The All Star Slingshots had Jared Silfee and Scott Neary winning the heat events. Junior Slingshot heats were claimed by RJ Sherman and Charlene Benz. Rookie 600 heats were claimed by Carmen Leggio Sr and Michael Nolf. The Super Slinger heat went to John Gilroy. The X-Cel Modifieds had Sam Sciccitano, Hunter Diehl and and Jeff Sechrist all claming victories. Steve Sterner escaped serious injury when his car climbed the homestretch wall and flipped over.

Drivers were in from many states last evening including Zak Gorski from Florida and Chase Cabre from North Carolina. Tyler Henry towed down from the Niagara Falls area to compete. Lots of new faces and new cars added to the spectacle of speed.

Faces in the crowd had former competitor Dale Reed and his wife in the house. Gene Beadle who was formally over at Mocatek Speedway was in the house last evening to watch his grandson compete in the Junior Slingshot division.

Don't forget folks, the 100-lap All Star Slingshot event is coming up this weekend and laps are still available for purchase. The laps go for ten bucks each and will be announced before the race goes green. The Hungarian Auction will also take place and a great array of prizes have been delivered to the speedway. The Vet Stock auction will also take place with some great prizes to be offered up.

The two cancelled feature event from tonhght's show have been added to next week's attractions. Come on out and enjoy racing the way it should be done.


JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Paul Richards, Dylan Martin, Tyler Lindsay, Zach Bealer, Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Steven Weirich, Pat Bealer, Mack Brink, Tyler Henry, Chad Sandt, Joey Amantea, Zak Gorski, Cody Smith, Chase Cabre, Joesh Smith, Brett Altemose, Luke Schostkewitz

All Star Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Cody Kline, CJ Fritz, Dale Kober, James Benz, Wes Hearn, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Amber Baccaligni, Ashley Kober, Rachel Dickinson, Mikey Johannes, Lucas Weirich Ashton DeWitt
Ashton DeWitt, Joey Kalafut, Scott Neary, Andrew Turpin,

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: RJ Sherman, Kasey Hufcut, Aiden Elliot, Doug Smith, Aiden Elliot, Jacob Bierman, Charlene Benz, Dillon Beadle, Kylie Hendricks, James Hendricks, Conner Mirabelli, Jacoby Thompson, Isabella VanOrden, Jennna Amantea, Chase Zimmer, Aiden Donaldson, *Paul Hartwig-To Be Determined

Super Slingers: Did Not Run

JPA Masonry Rookies: Did Not Run

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales: Tanner VanDohren, Amanda Buchel, Micke Samony, Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Cody Motto, Joel Price, Evan Civick, Mark Evans, James Costlow, Anthony Chrobak

X-Cel Modifieds: Sam Sciccitano, Jeff Sechrist, Hunter Diehl, Shawna Schibilia, Geoff Sutton, Travis Fichter, Ray Gradwall, Eric Whitby, Brandon Graner, Nolan Smith, Grant Schibilia, Brian Blankenmiller, Tyler Smith, Matt Bruns, Kevin Van Valkenburg, Ty Hoke, Trent Warner, Heath Macomber, Brianna James, Olivia Schmeltzer

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
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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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