Dumond, Sutliff get first Sportsman victories; Friesen wins 84th modified characteristic – The Every day Gazette


By JAMES A. ELLIS

FONDA — On an evening when Stewart Friesen picked up his 84th profession modified characteristic win, Clayton Dumond and Wesley Sutliff picked up their first profession Sportsman victories Saturday night time at Fonda Speedway.

Dumond, who was concerned in a multi-car accident in warm-ups, recovered to carry off Cody Clark for his first profession 25-lap Crate 602 Sportsman characteristic win.

Sutliff backed up his first warmth race victory of the season by main the Restricted Sportsman characteristic from inexperienced to checkers for his first profession characteristic win.

Ivan Joslin returned to Victory Lane for the primary time since 2019 with a dominating run within the 20-lap Professional Inventory characteristic, whereas Ken Hollenbeck was first below the checkers and Kerrie Hollenbeck second to say the Single and Twin Overhead Cam Mini Inventory characteristic wins respectively.

Within the added CRSA 305 Dash Automotive A-Essential, collection factors chief Jordan Hutton turned again challenges from Dalton Herrick and Thomas Radivoy to choose up his second profession characteristic win at Fonda Speedway.

Tucker O’Connor and Craig Hanson introduced the modified area to the inexperienced with O’Connor holding a slight edge over Hanson of their side-by-side battle for the lead over the opening laps.

Hanson was forward when the primary warning of the race got here on lap 5 when Chris Curtis clipped the within wall in flip two and was tagged by Brian Gleason ending his night time.

Bobby Hackel IV took command of the race on the restart and was shortly joined by Rocky Warner, Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen.

Hackel maintained his benefit over Warner and Stewart Friesen because the leaders encountered lapped visitors.

Friesen used the visitors to his benefit to get previous Warner earlier than discovering a path below Hackel in heavy visitors between turns three and 4 to take the lead with 11 laps to go.

Two laps later, Warner discovered his well past Hackel and commenced pressuring Friesen for the lead.

With six laps remaining, Friesen obtained the break he was in search of when the warning flew, giving the leaders a transparent racetrack.

Friesen maintained his benefit to file his fifth win of the season at Fonda.

“The monitor undoubtedly had some character and was actually quick.” Friesen, who positioned fourth within the NASCAR Truck Collection race in Indianapolis Friday night time, mentioned. “Racing with Rocky and Hackel was powerful. We have been all making an attempt to race to the entrance. Bobby Hackel has been doing a very nice job right here coming from the Valley. I obtained as much as Peppy [Pep Corradi] and he found out that line above the cushion in my line. It was sort of slick there on the underside so I simply adopted him for a few laps. Then we obtained that warning there and obtained some clear air the final couple of laps.”

Warner recorded his fourth-straight modified runner-up end with Hackel third, Bobby Varin fourth and David Schilling fifth. Factors chief Matt DeLorenzo completed sixth, adopted by Jessica Friesen, Demetrios Drellos, Hanson and Nick Heywood.

Dumond was in a position to make repairs to his sportsman experience to choose up a heat-race victory and made essentially the most of his front-row beginning to battle Jason Reome for the early lead.

Dumond stretched his lead as Reome and Cody Clark locked in a battle for second whereas Brett Mortensen and Troy Zilles raced for the fourth spot.

Dumond’s lead evaporated with 12 laps to go when the warning flew when Sam Hoxie stopped on the speedway.

Dumond had little hassle reestablishing his benefit of Reome and Clark.

The division rookie survived a pair of late-race restarts to publish his first profession Crate 602 Sportsman division characteristic win. Clark obtained up for second as Chad Edwards made a late-race cost to position third with Payton Talbot fourth and Reome fifth. Brett Mortensen, Troy Palmer, Zilles, Mark Mortensen and Jeremy Tyrrell rounded out the highest 10.

“This feels superb. I didn’t assume we’d ever get right here,” Dumond mentioned in Victory Lane. “Each warning I stored listening to them getting nearer and nearer. I simply stored considering I can’t mess up. I used to be in a position to maintain my traces excellent and maintain them off. We did loads to the automotive this week and it paid off.”

Randy Cosselman held the early lead over Joslin within the 20-lap Professional Inventory characteristic, earlier than Joslin slipped into the lead earlier than the warning flew for a tough hit within the first flip wall by Caden Dumblewski. The professional inventory rookie walked away from the wreck however was accomplished for the night time.

Nick Stone, Jason Morrison, Kenny Gates and Luke Horning joined Joslin and Cosselman on the entrance for the restart, however Joslin was in a position to draw back as Cosselman held off Stone for the second spot.

Stone was in a position to full the go on Cosselman with 5 laps to go and obtained a break when Cosselman suffered engine failure with three laps remaining, erasing Joslin’s full straightaway lead.

With a single-file restart, Joslin was in a position to maintain Stone behind him as Horning challenged Stone for the runner-up spot however couldn’t get previous earlier than the checkers dropped over Joslin’s hood for his eleventh profession Professional Inventory characteristic win at Fonda Speedway.

“With every thing happening with this coil versus leaf factor, we nonetheless obtained it accomplished,” Joslin mentioned in Victory Lane. “When that restart got here with three to go, I used to be like ‘Not once more. Come on!’ With Nick proper behind me I knew I needed to make this factor as vast as attainable.”

Stone held on for second with Horning third, Gates fourth and Beau Ballard fifth.

Sutliff and Bob Roback made up the entrance row of the 15-lap Restricted Sportsman characteristic with Sutliff gaining the early benefit over Lance Hill.

Hill’s experience got here to a cease with six laps remaining, transferring the highest two within the division factors, Kyle Dingman and Zach Dufel, as much as Sutliff’s again bumper.

Sutliff stayed on level to file his first profession characteristic win at Fonda Speedway.

“That is the primary win of the season for us and it got here right here at Fonda,” Sutliff mentioned in Victory Lane. “Firstly I assumed I had the automotive to beat. Then we obtained these cautions. Once I noticed that 1D [Kyle Dingman] pull up beside me I assumed it was over however we had the automotive tonight.”

Dingman positioned second, adopted by Dufel, Josh Kane and Michael Kalkbrenner.

Kyle Pierce held the early lead within the 20-lap CRSA Dash Automotive characteristic earlier than relinquishing to prime spot to Hutton on a lap three restart

Dalton Herrick used a pair of restarts to tug in behind Hutton however was unable to mount a stable problem as the ultimate 14 laps ran below the inexperienced flag permitting Hutton to tug away for his second CRSA victory at Fonda Speedway. Thomas Radivoy, Ronnie Greek, Jeff Trombley, Darryl Ruggles, Trevor Years, Cory Spark, Tyler Chartrand and Johnny Kolosek made up the highest 10 finisher.

Fonda Speedway will open the month of August with the Empire Tremendous Sprints (ESS) 360 Dash Automobiles on the race card together with a full common Saturday night time race program. It would even be the annual Backpack Giveaway for the Fonda Speedway Children Membership.

PIT NOTES

Demetrios Drellos recorded his second-straight modified characteristic win Friday night time at Albany-Saratoga Speedway over Jessey Mueller and Matt DeLorenzo. Gloversville’s Josh Samrov took house the checkers for the road inventory division.

Matt Sheppard picked up his eighth modified characteristic win of the season Friday night time at Utica-Rome Speedway.

Andy Bachetti took house prime honors in each the small-block and large block modified options Saturday night time at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

After four-straight runner-up finishes within the Restricted Sportsman division at Utica-Rome, Gloversville’s E.J. Gallup picked up his first profession characteristic win Friday night time at Utica-Rome Speedway. Earlier within the week, Gallup was on the sidelines as coach of The Cash Staff within the Dayton division of the winner-take-all, The Basketball Event.

Fonda Speedway Outcomes

Parks Corporations Night time, July 30, 2022

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – STEWART FRIESEN, Rocky Warner, Bobby Hackel IV, Bobby Varin, David Schilling, Matt DeLorenzo, Jessica Friesen, Demetrious Drellos, Craig Hanson, Nick Heywood, Ronnie Johnson, JaMike Sowle, Pep Corradi, Brian Gleason, Ryan Odasz, Tucket O’Connor, Wealthy Christman, Darwin Greene, Dylan Scribner, George Foley, Jim Introne Jr., Alissa Cody, Chris Curtis, Invoice August, Dave Constantino

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Curtis, O’Connor, Hackel

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – CLAYTON DUMOND, Cody Clark, Chad Edwards, Payton Talbot, Jason Reome, Brett Mortensen, Troy Palmer, Troy Zilles, Mark Mortensen, Jeremy Tyrrell, Chip Constantino, Dylan Eldred, Carter Gibbons, Jeremy Slosek, Brendan Gibbons, Griffen Mansmith, Dan Santabarbara, Tim Dwyer, Anthony Cardamone, Kathy Bellen, Tanner Warner, Tony Farone, Sam Hoxie, Cory White, Matt Perry, Nicholas Plumstead, Stephen Grey (DNS), Harry Shaffer (DNS), Greg Havlichek (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Clark, DuMond, Reome

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot +25 spots from twenty ninth to 4th

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – IVAN JOSLIN, Nick Stone, Luke Horning, Kenny Gates, Beau Ballard, Josh Coonradt, Jason Morrison, Dean Charbonneau, Gary Silkey, Chuck Dumblewski, AJ Walters, Jim Normoyle, Don Collins, Randy Cosselman, Buck Gasner, Caden Dumblewski, John Holmes, Dillon Vanston (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Stone, Gates

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – WESLEY SUTLIFF, Kyle Dingman, Zach Dufel, Josh Kane, Michael Kalkbrenner, Tim Wilmot, Jonathan Feagles, Phil Arnold, Bobby Rhinehardt, Bob Rowback, Nate Bedell, Ryan Candy, Harold Robitaille, Corky Warner, Jeff Lutes, Steve Wagoner, Walter Prepare dinner, Lance Hill, Connor Prokop, Gus Kamburelis, Cian DiMezza, Collin Williams, Mark Lighthall, John Anderson (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Sutliff, Dingman, Kalkbrenner

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLLENBACK (DOHC), Wayne Russell Jr., TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten, John Napoli, Len St. Andrews

CRSA SPRINT CAR FEATURE – 20-laps – JORDAN HUTTON, Dalton Herrick, Thomas Radivoy, Ronnie Greek, Jeff Trombley, Darryl Ruggles, Trevor Years, Cory Sparks, Tyler Chartrand, Johnny Kolosek, Tomy Moreau, Mark Taylor, Mike VanPelt, Dana Wagner, Calvin Wheelock, Jeremiah Munson, Steve Glover, Kyle Pierce, John Cunningham, Aaron Shelton (DNS), Brett Jaycox (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Greek, Sparks, Trombley

 

 

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