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Clark picks up victory at Glen Ridge

Hanson registers modified win

August 17, 2013
By JAMES A. ELLIS (sports@leaderherald.com) , The Leader Herald

FULTONVILLE - On a caution-marred night of action Friday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Craig Hanson prevailed to claim his fourth 30-lap modified feature win of the season.

Hanson inherited the lead on lap 24 when early-race leader Jimmy Becker spun in turn three.

Hanson turned back bids from Elmo Reckner on a pair of restarts to get the victory.

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Jeremiah Munson (1) races with Doug Hancock (53D) during sportsman action at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville on Friday. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Joining Hanson with wins Friday were Cody Clark (sportsman), Brad Sardelli (rookie sportsman), Dave Pope (street stock) and Shane Playford (cruisers).

Bob Vedder and Becker brought the scheduled field of 15 modifieds to the green with Becker jumping to the front of the pack.

The first caution of the event came on lap two when Jeff Rockefeller spun between turns three and four and collected Bob Savoie and points leader Bobby Varin.

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Savoie and Rockefeller returned to the action, but Varin was done for the night.

The race was red flagged on lap 9 when Savoie, Joe Ketchum and Chuck Allen came together in turn two sending Savoie's No. 5 upside down.

Becker continued to pace the field on the restart with Reckner and Hanson lurking close behind.

Hanson made his move past Reckner on the backstretch on lap 23 and was in position to take the point when Becker slid off the track in turn three clipping the wall at the pit entrance.

Hanson had little trouble holding back Reckner on a pair of restarts to break a deadlock between himself and Reckner for the second spot in the modified points battle.

Reckner finished second followed by Richie Price, Vedder, Aaron Jacobs, Rockefeller and CJ Castelletti.

Kurtis Hohensheldt led the early laps of the sportsman feature that was marred by a lap-4, 13-car chain-reaction accident.

Clark picked his way through the melee and got around Hohensheldt to pull away to the victory.

 
 

 

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