Hoch, Eby And Hufcut All Bag Double Wins In Exciting Hamlin Speedway Feature Events


Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
Hamlin, PA- Hoch, Eby And Hufcut All Bag Double Wins In Exciting Hamlin Speedway Feature Events

The Hamlin Speedway was loaded with tremendous racing activity last evening in the Pocono Mountains as the speedway hosted it's regular divisions and was buffered by the addition of a couple of extra feature events being run from a a couple of weeks back. With the Tour races for the Nationals All Stars and Junior Slingshots, the drivers flocked to the speedway with many new faces showing their talent and skills on the speedway. Once again the Smith Fanily was off and running with some superb heat racing action and seven feature events. The racing action at the 1/5th mile clay-cushioned facility has been remarkable with many outstanding driving personalities carving out their own claim to fame in weekly competition for age groups from 8 to 60 plus. The racing will once again take place at the speedway Saturday evening, August 31st, beginning at 6 PM.

The 2019 season is now fifteen weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the heart of the racing schedule is ongoing and the racing action is always top flight at Hamlin. To recap the action on Saturday three drivers all bagged double wins at the speedway which is something that surprised all of the people on hand last night for the events. Kasey Hufcut captured both ends of the Junior Slingshot action and was matched by Jake Eby in the Regular and Rookie main events for the 600 Sprints and outside invader Dylan Hoch, who was smooth and steady as he outlasted the rest of the All Star Slingshot field with outstanding runs to capture both ends of his events. "Chops" Anthony Chrobak was fast and captured the feature win in the Stage One division for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy was quick and smooth as he captured the Super Slingshot wi

Anthony Chrobak took over the lead at the start of the event as he as the pole sitter was quick to the task at hand. Adam Buchel wasted no time as he followed Chrobak around the speedway. Chrobak never made a mistake all through the event as he hit his marks on the speedway and held a close lead all through the entire distance of the event. Tanner VanDoren did get around Buchel for runner-up honors with Buchel coming in third, Michael Samony hustling hard for fourth and Amanda Buchel working really hard to come back for fifth position at the end of her run. The returning Cody Motto headed up the second five with Joel Price, Evan Civick, newcomer Mark Tishler and Lawson Szerencits. The event was halted early in the running as Jeff Hineline got upside down on the backstretch and did some flips before coming back to earth. Hineline was uninjured in the wreck.

In the Super Slingshots, Wes Hearn was the initial leader for seven laps until coming out of turn two his racer shut down creating a scramble with John Gilroy emerging as the leader of the event. That was all the Tannersville resident needed as he raced to the win. Jimmy Conroy followed Gilroy home in this one followed by Paul Ennes, Mark Exeter and Jeremy Hoffman.

The Rookie feature for the 600 Sprints began wildly as the front tier of Jacob Nemeth and Dennis Chamberlain got together with Nemeth going upside down and landing in a heap on the front stretch of the facility. Nemeth was uninjured in the incident. The turn of event allowed for Jacob Eby to move into the number one spot and he took advantage of the mishap and controlled the event once the racing continued. Tony Parlant raced into the runner-up role with Michael Nolf third, Cody Powell fourth and Richie Maguire completing the top five. Brandon Nicholas recovered from a spin to head up the second five with Rich Maguire, Jason Garcia, Dennis Chamberlain and Carmen Leggio following.

In the regular event for the 600 Sprints Eby emerged with the pole for the event. At the start Eby was quick to take the lead and that was all he needed as he took the lead over Colin White. White, a former track champion, was all over Eby from start to finish but Eby never waivered and took the win with White settling for runner-up honors. Reigning track champion Mick D'Agostino was third in this one with Alex Bright in fourth place and Tyler Lindsay settling for fifth. Brandon Bright was sixth with Joey Amantea, Joel Smith, Noah Zielinski, and Richie Maguire rounding out the top ten.

The Junior Slingshot found Charlene Benz leading the first two laps before encountering some mechanical gremlins. Doug Smith was johnny on the spot and began cruising towards victory lane. Smith found woes in his car on lap sixtreen while leading and pulled to the infield. Kasey Hufcut assumed command and led the rmaing couple of laps to victory. Outside invader Tyler Ulsh was the runner-up with Aidan Elliot doing great work to finish third. RJ Sherman, and Charlene Benz completed the top five. Adian Donaldson was sixth with Chase Zimmer in a new car seventh, Cole Perez in eighth, Isabella VanOrden ninth and Dillon Beadle tenth.

The All Star Slingshot event began with 32 cars hoping for a shot at the bag of gold at the end of the event. Dyaln Hoch began form the pole and that is where he stayed all through the 50-laps of racing action. Jared Silfee was second throughout the event and although he got close was never able to pull the trigger for the hometown fans and settled for second place. Cody Kline was steady throughout and claimed third place. Kyle Herve was solid for fourth and Scott Neary came in for ffith place. Shelby McLaughlin headed up the second five with Tanner VanDoren, Mike McLaughlin, Alan Kober and Brian Smith nailing down top ten finishes. Joey Kalafut, invader Dave Carraghan, Wes Hearn, Justin Newhard, and Ashley Kober closed out the top fifteen.

Kasey Hufcut took the lead at the start of the rained out feature event and led all of the way to claim yet another win at the speedway. Invader Tyler Ulsh was the runner-up. RJ Sherman, Isabella VanOrden, and Charlene Benz rounded out the top five with Doug Smith, Aiden Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Dillon Beadle and Jenna Amantea closing out the top ten.

Dylan Hoch took the lead on the first lap of the event and that was all he was going to need to go and capture the win. Jared Silfee was the runner-up with Scott Neary, Cody Kline and Kyle Herve following. The second five found Shelby McLaughlin, Dave Carraghan, Tanner VanDoren, Dale Kober and Paul Ennes 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. The drivers carried out their mission of speeds successfully as Smith had new clay installed during the week and the drivers utilized all of the track throughout the evening of events.

Jared Silfee, Tanner VanDoren, newcomer Mason Pittenger and Dylan Hoch captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots in the first round while Cody Kline, Wes Hearn, Dylan Hoch and Paul Ennes captured the second. The Junior Slingshot heats went to Charlene Benz and Doug Smith and the second round of heats went to Tyler Ulsh and Kasey Hufcut.. The Stage One Modified heats found Anthony Chrobak and Adam Buchel being victorious. The Super Slinger heat found John Gilroy at the head of the pack. JPA Masonry Wingless heats were claimed by Zack Weisenfluh and Colin White. Wes Hearn captured the heat win for the Supers. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints ran two heats and Jacob Eby and Jacob Nemeth were the winners.

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. Veteran flagger and go to guy Mike Feltenberger filled in for Russ on the stand once again for the evening

Jay Powell captured the 50/50 last evening to the tune of $83.00

Great to have Alleson and Olivia back on board last night.

Another great crowd on hand for the night of racing. Thank you folks and make sure you tell your friends about Hamlin Speedway, the "Pearl in the Poconos"


PA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Jacob Eby, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Alex Bright, Tyler LIndsay, Brandon Bright, Joey Amantea, Joel Smith, Noah Zielinski, Richie Maguire, Duane White, Mack Brink, Michael Nolf, Dennis Chamberlain, Kyle Ferrucci, Zack Weisenfluh, , Chris Hummer

All Star Slingshots: (National Event - 50 laps) Dylan Hoch, Jared Silfee, Cody Kline, Kyle Herve, Scott Neary, Shelby McLaughlin, Tanner VanDoren, Mike McLaughlin, Alan Kober, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Dave Carraghan, Wes Hearn, Justin Newhard, Ashley Kober, James Benz, John Gilroy, Paul Ennes, Morgan Labuda, James Mohr, Brent Schantz, Mark Mohr, Mason Pittenger, Andrew Turpin,Nolan Palaima, CJ Fritz, Wally Bell, Angela Parlanti, Tyler Hoch, Dale Kober, Amber Baccaligni, Zachary Steffey

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: (Junior Super National) Kasey Hufcut, Tyler Ulsh, Aidan Elliot, RJ Sherman, Charlene Benz, Aidan Donaldson, Chase Zimmer, Cole Perez, Isabella VanOrden, Dillon Beadle, Jenna Amantea, Jacoby Thompson, Doug Smith, Matthew Backus

Super Slingers: John Gilroy, Jim Conroy, Paul Ennes, Mark Exeter, Jeremy Hoffman, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Wally Bell

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Chrobak, Tanner VanDoren, Adam Buchel, Michael Samony, Amanda Buchel, Cody Motto, Joel Price, Evan Civick, Mark Tischler, Lawson Szerencitz, Mark Mohr, James Costlow, Jeff Hineline, Mark Evans

JPA Masonry Rookies- Jacob Eby, Tony Parlanti, Michael Nolf, Cody Powell, Richie Maguire, Brandon Nicholas, Rich Maguire, Jason Garcia, Dennis Chamberlain, Carmen Leggio, Jacob Nemeth, Chris Hummer, Bobby Smith

All Star Slingshots: (Rained Out Event) Dylan Hoch, Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Cody Kline, Kyle Herve, Shelby McLaughlin, Dave Carraghan, Tanner VanDoren, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Wes Hearn, Brian Smith, TYler Hoch, Joey Kalafut, CJ Fritz, Ashley Kober, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, James Benz, (NS) Bett Bieber, Bryan Preville

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: (Rained Out Event) Kasey Hufcut, Tyler Ulsh, RJ Sherman, Isabella VanOrden, Charlene Benz, Doug Smith, Aidan Elliot, Chase Zimmer, Dillon Beadle, Brock Pinkerous, Jenna Amantea, Cole Preez, Adian Donaldson, Jacoby Thompson, James Hendricks, Kylie Hendricks, Paulie Hartwig,

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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