Busti, NY (July 30, 2014): Fastenal has stepped forward to sponsor the Crate Late Model Championship for 2014 this Saturday August 2 at 7 PM. As an added attraction tricycle races will be held for kids on the main straight before the features. Helmets will be available for the kids. Anyone presenting a Fastenal invoice at the ticket booth with receive $2 off their admission ticket.
Scott Gurdak is on top of the Crate Late Model points standings by a healthy 114-point margin over Dave Shagla Jr. Neither driver has a win yet but both have run bear the front in all three weeks of racing. Bob Dorman rides third another 32-markers back. Opening night winner Dustin Waters is currently fourth while last week’s winner Chad Ruhlman is fifth. Saturday night’s winner will receive $1250 with tenth worth $300 and $200 for starting the event. Competitors will qualify through heat races.
In the Super Late Model points chase it has been an all Blair show with Robbie winning opening night then son Max leading every lap of the other two features. The younger Blair had problems one pending night and failed to start the feature, resulting in a 112-point advantage for the senior member of the family. Eight points behind Max lurks the 1998-1999 champion Matt Urban. Urban has not won since 2008 so is anxious to get back to Victory Lane. Mike Knight, a four-time winner, is 31-points from Urban in fourth with 2008 track champion Rich Gardner fifth, another thirteen points back. Gardner has nineteen Super Late Model wins in a career that dates back to the seventies.
Opening night winner Brent Rhebergen leads the championship charge in the E-Mods with a 21-point margin over 2013 champion John Woodward Jr. Woodward won the championship laurels last season without once going to the Winner’s Circle after a feature. Butch Southwell is third, 88 points behind Woodward with Leonard Enos fourth and John Boyd, winner July 12, is fifth.
The Limited. Late Model points race is tight with only three points separating leader Chris Ottaway from 2013 Champion Ryan Scott. Kelly Frederes rides third at this point, only eleven from the runner-up position. All three of the leaders have a feature win this season. Tyler. Green and John Cline round out the top five.
The Kosinski brothers, Michael and Ted, each have one feature win this season and lead the points with Ted first, a mere three markers more that Michael. Opening night winner and defending champion Jim Kibbe is third, 35 points behind Michael. Dan Nocero Jr, a former champion, is fourth with Tim Nocero fifth.
Brandon Groters leads the Street Stocks by a huge margin for this early in the season, a whopping 152 points! Groters has one feature win. Bill Reeves, winless this far, is second with opening night and last week’s winner Jason Covey third, eleven behind Reeves. Eric Paulus is fourth with Mark Thompson fifth.
Joe Beach and Roger Hall, last week’s winner, lead the Challenger points race in a tie. They lead third-running Ryan White, the opening night winner, by 58 markers. Travis Darling and Andy Proper fill out the top five.
Racing gets underway at 7 PM with gates opening at 5 (pits at 4). Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students $6, and kids under 5 are free. Pit admission is $25. This week anyone presenting a Fastenal invoice at the ticket booth will receive $2 off.
Camping (No Hookups): $25 per night. Competitors will be entitled to (1) Karting registration OR (1) Pit Pass.