Hartman Jr.’s hot streak continues at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park

Contact while racing three-wide into the first turn ended with Dennis Joslin (51) making contact and climbing the first turn wall and Ron Delease (116) and George Miles (07) spinning during Pro Stock action Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Delease and Miles were able to return to the track for the main event. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

FULTONVILLE — Tim Hartman’s late-season success at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park continued Sunday night.

Hartman took the crate modified field from green-to-checkers to win for the fourth time in the last seven races at The Ridge.

Joining Hartman with victories Sunday night were Bill August (limited sportsman), Ivan Joslin (pro stock) and Steve Ryan (four-cylinder cruisers). Jim Pollard (senior slingshots) and Mathew Backus (junior slingshots) also posted victories.

Hartman started fourth in the field and made his way to the point on the opening lap with Harry Shaffer and David Constantino settling into second and third behind him.

Shaffer pressured Hartman for the top spot but had to turn attention to holding off Constantino, while Rick Quick, Jim Introne Jr. and division points leader Chris Curtis battled for the fourth spot.

Chris Curtis (35) battles with Tim Hartman Jr. (22) for the lead during the quailfier Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Constantino slipped past Shaffer with five laps to go but ran out of time as Hartman crossed under the checkers for the victory.

Shaffer was third, followed by Quick, Introne, Curtis, Alissa Cody and Mike Peek.

Justin Knight set the early pace in the 20-lap pro stock feature but could not hold off Joslin’s charge to the front on lap four.

Joslin and Knight continued their battle on the front end and drew away from Josh Coonradt and Kyle Hoard.

Mechanical trouble sent Knight to the pits with six laps to go, leaving Joslin well in front of Coonradt and Hoard at the drop of the checkers.

Marty Kelly III got the jump on the field and showed the limited sportsman field the fast way around the track for the opening nine laps before August and Bill Richer slipped past at the midway point.

Richer kept the pressure on August but could not complete a pass for the lead as August picked up his second-straight and third win of the season. Richer was second with Kelly and Lou Torres rounding out the top five.

With a stout field of 18 four-cylinder cruisers on hand, Ryan made his first trip to Glen Ridge a successful one.

Ryan stalked early-race leader Chris Andrew and was in position to take the point when Andrew’s car stopped when the field was under caution with three laps to go. Ryan picked up with victory with teammate Ben Grant second, P.J. Bleau third, Pat McSpirit fourth and Allana Jordan fifth.

Racing will resume at The Ridge next Sunday with a regular race program on tap for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

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