Hamlin Speedway Offers Up Another Great Night Of Racing


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Hamlin, PA- Hamlin Speedway Offers Up Another Geat Night Of Racing
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway was once again the focal point of racing activity last evening in the Pocono Mountains as the speedway hosted it's regular divisions and was buffered by the addition of the X'Cel Modified division. Once again the Smith Fanily showed just how to get things done with an exciting show that emphasized the hard work and dedication all of the competitors has placed into their racing programs. 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. Last night some new winners graced victory circle and the fans were very appreciative of the racing action the drivers put on and the show of shows down on the speedway grounds. The racing was completed by 10:57 in the evening.

The 2019 season is now twelve weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the heart of the racing schedule is right now and the Smith Family worked hard to make it happen. Heading up the headlines for last evening’s show include Kasey Hufcut, who won the Junior Slingshot event in a wire to wire triumph. The Supers returned to action and Dale Kober blasted to another win at the speedway. Brandon Nicholas captured his first ever win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless event. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith won over a very stout field in the JPA Masonry Regular 600 Sprint main event. Jeff Hineline captured the feature win in the Stage One division for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. Travis Fichter captured the X'Cel Modified win with a strong run

Joel Smith grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry event and just as quickly had to shut down due to a track melee. On the restart, Zack Weisenfluh jumped the restart and led the next three laps until another altercation slowed things down. On the next restart, Smith quickly regained control of the event and quickly raced away from the field of hot rods behind him. Smith hustled out to a nice-sized lead over Zack Weisenfluh. Track champion "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino, had problems at the start of the event and dropped back a few positions but once he settled in he was the fastest car on the speedway. Going topside, he quickly became the pursuer and made some nice quality moves to get himself back up front. Smith was in command all of the way and won the event with Weisenfluh in the runner-up role and D'Agostino rebounding for a third place finish. Paul Richards hustled to fourth with Joe Smith rounding out the top five. The second five showed Noah Zielinksi, Michael Nolf, Mack Brink, Chad Sandt and Cody Smith.

In the Super Slinger action, Dale Kober ran away and hid to go on and claim another win at the speedway. Early leader Paul Ennes would settle for second place and Wes Hearn would finish in the third place. Wally Bell would finish fourth and newcomer Jermey Hoffman would round out the field.

In the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 event, Brandson Nicholas grabbed the lead at the start and hit his marks on every lap to become a first time visitor to victory lane and a very happy guy to boot. Newcomer Shjon Dove was close in second place with Tony Parlanti third, The returning Jacob Nemeth was fourth and Kyle Ferrucci fifth in this one. Richie Maguire headed up the next spot with Michael Nolf, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio Sr, and Morgan Rochelle following.

The Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshot event found Kasey Hufcut with the hot hand as the young driver outhustled RJ Sherman and walked away with the win. Sherman took up pursuit and finsihed second while Aidan Donaldson was third, Pauly Hartwig hung on for fourth place and Charlene Benz hustled hard to frinish fifth. Doug Smith hustled up to sixth place at the end with Aidan Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Isabella Van Orden, and Kylie Hendricks following.

In the event for the Stage One Modifieds, Jeff Hineline outhustled the field at the start and built up a huge lead as the checkered flag was unfurled. JoelSmith debuted a brand spanking new car and was second with it. Adam Buchel worked hard for third place and Tanner VanDohren and Amanda Buchel completed the top five. Anthony Chrobak finished in sixth with Joel Price, Michael Samony, the returning Lawson Scerencits and Evan Civick following.

In the All Star Slingshot encounter, pole sitter Wally Bell blasted into the lead at the start of the event and held off all of the competition for thriteen laps until Shelby McLaughlin took a run at him and got underneath him to take over the lead and go on to win the event. James Benz was steady all of the way in securing runner-up honors. Amber Baccaligni hustled hard to finish in third place and Scott Neary was fourth and Brian Smith was fifth. Wes Hearn continued his steady work for sixth place, with Ashley Kober, a fading Wally Bell, Paul Ennes and Joey Kalafut.

Travis Fichter showed everyone just how to negotiate the Hamlin clay last evening as he outgunned Kevin VanValkenburg at the start and kpet his race car glued to the top of the speedway throughout in gaining the victory. Aaron Bowes hustled through the field to claim runner-up honors while Jeff Sechrist, VanValkeburg and Ray Gradwell completed the top five. Grant Schibilia headed up the second five with Zane Roth, Trent Warner, Ty Hoke, and Shawna Schibilia following.

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The track was racy from start to finish and Track Promoter Randy Smith continued to work on the speedway as necessary for the activity on the speedway was non-stop but very racy throughout. Smith had an impeccable track ready for all of the racing teams

Brian Smith, and James Benz captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots. The Junior Slingshot heats went to RJ Sherman and Kasey Hufcut. The Stage One Modified heats found Tanner VanDohren and Joel Smith being victorious. JPA Masonry Wingless heats were claimed by Zack Weisenfluh and Joel Smith. Paul Ennes captured the heat win for the Supers. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints ran two heats and Shjon Dove and Michael Nolf were the winners. Jeff Sechrist and Josh Pepe captured the heat wins for the X'Cel Modifieds.

The "Rocket" Ronnie Dunstan was on hand last night. Dunstan up from Florida with his girlfriend Glenna Henry and really enjoyed the show. Bobby Stull was in-house last evening as well as Mahoning races were called off earlier in the day.

Flagger Russ Furry was on hand last evening as well but in the grandstands sitting one out as he is still hobbled by some injuries he received while working.

Donna Diehl won the 50/50 last evening.


JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Joel Smith, Zack Weisenfluh, Mick D'Agostino, Paul Richards, Joseph Smith, Noah Zielinaki, Michael Nolf, Mack Brink, Chad Sandt, Jacob Nemeth, Nathan Smith, Jacob Eby, Morgan Rochelle, Shjon Dove, Don Colialuce, Carmen Leggio Jr

All Star Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, James Benz, Amber Baccaligni, Scott Neary, Brian Smith, Wes Hearn, Ashley Kober, Wally Bell, Paul Ennes, Joey Kalafut, Tess Horvath, Bryce Smith, Dale Kober

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Kasey Huffcut, RJ Sherman, Aiden Donaldson, Pauly Hartwig, Charlene Benz, Doug Smith, Aiden Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Isabella VanOrden, Kylie Hendricks, Jacoby Thompson, James Hendricks

Super Slingers: Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Wes Hearn, Wally Bell, Jeremy Hoffman

JPA Masonry Rookies: Brandon Nicholas, Shjon Dover, Tony Parlanti, Jacob Nemeth, Kyle Ferrucci, Richie MaGuire, Michael Nolf, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio Sr, Moragan Rochelle, Jacob Eby, Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Joe Peters

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales: Jeff Hineline, Joel Smith, Adam Buchel, Tanner VanDohren, Amanda Buchel, Anthony Chrobak, Joel Price, Mike Samony,Lawson Szerencits, Evan Civisk, Mark Evans, Cody Motto Adam Buchel, Jeff Hineline, Cody Motto

X-Cel Modifieds: Sam Sciccitano, Travis Fichter, Aaron Bowes, Jeff Sechrist, Kevin VanValkeburg, Ray Gradwall, Grant Schibilia, Zane Roth, Trent Warner, Ty Hoke, Shawna Schibilia, Sam Sciccitano, Josh Pepe, Matt Bruns, Hunter Diehl

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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The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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