August, Joslin claim wins at Glen Ridge
FULTONVILLE — A serious case of yellow flag fever hit several classes Sunday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.
On a night when double points were on the line, there was plenty of take on the track and not much give.
When the dust and caution flags finally settled, Bill August (602 sportsman), Ivan Joslin (pro stock), Matt Mosher (street stock), Pete Lorenzo III (limited sportsman), Frank Twing III (junior slingshots) and Nick Auspelmyer (all-star slingshots) claimed wins. In the mini stock class, Josh Kane won the dual cam event, while Ray Young was the single cam winner.
The 30-lap 602 sportsman feature was slowed by a whopping 12 cautions as long green flag runs were sparse at best.
August and Joe Orlando swapped the lead several times on the many restarts, with August taking control over the late stages to claim his first career win in the division.
Orlando was second, Cody Ochs was third, Scott McCoy was fourth and Andrew Buff was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Jake Mason, Addison Bowman, Travis Green, Fred Proctor and Alex VanPelt.
After a dozen cautions slowed the 602 sportsman, four more were part of the 20-lap pro stock feature.
After spinning early in the main event, Joslin clawed his way back through the field, taking the lead near the midway point of the feature. He was joined at the front by Nick Stone and the two battled door-to-door to the checkered flag, with Joslin claiming his first win of the season.
Stone was second, Luke Horning was third, Josh Coonradt was fourth and Andy Graves was fifth. Justin, Knight, Tanner Warner, Jay Fitzgerald and Beau Ballard completed the top 10.
The 15-lap street stock feature saw Mosher go from third to first on the final lap to claim his first win of the season.
Coming out of turn two on the final lap, Mosher saw leader Harley Sheppard and second-place runner Kenny Allen tangle. Mosher snuck by on the inside to claim the victory.
Jason Barrett finished second, Damon Anderson was third, James Dellea was fourth and Ken Allen completed the top five.
The limited sportsman feature saw Lorenzo pick up his first win as he drove to the front from his sixth-place starting spot.
Troy Zilles was second, Garrett Poland finished third, James Venditti was fourth and Shane Larman was fifth.
Issac Walker would sit on the pole for the 20 lap limited sportsman feature. However, Garrett Poland wouldn’t wait long to pounce as he took away the lead out of turn two. Off of a lap four yellow for Walker going around it turn four, Peter Lorenzo III was on the charge and he would work around Poland on lap 12 and pulled away to take his first career win. Troy Zilles got around Poland for second in the last few laps. Poland would finish third, James Venditti and Shane Larman would finish fourth and fifth, respectively.
Auspelmyer survived the caution-filled, 15-lap all-star slingshot feature to post his first career win in the division at the track. Scott Sprague was second, Dan Ballard was third, Brett Putnam was fourth and Mike Hill completed the top five.
In the junior slingshot feature, Twing collected his second straight win. Lucas Duncan was second, Cloan Cherko was third, Liam Jackson was fourth and Brock Pinkerous was fifth.
Kane remained unbeaten in the mini stock dual cam class, claiming his fourth victory in as many starts this season. Slappy White was the runner-up, followed by Josh Samrov, Kerrie Hollenbeck and John Napoli.
Young notched his second win of the season in the mini stock single cam division. Zach McSpirit was second, Wayne Russell Jr. was third, Ray Tarantino was fourth and Althea Roy was fifth.
Glen Ridge is scheduled to be back in action next Sunday. The Slingshot by Tobias Empire Series will visit the track, while the pro stocks will have the week off. Pit gates are set to open at 3 p.m., while the grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 5:30 p.m. and racing will kick off at 6 p.m.
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
July 12 Results
The Red Chair DIRTcar Racing 602 Sportsman: Bill August, Joe Orlando, Cody Ochs, Scott McCoy, Andrew Buff, Jake Mason, Addison Bowman, Travis Green, Fred Proctor, Alex VanPelt, Thomas VanVorst, Hunter Lapp, Justin Buff, Mike Jeske, Tucker O’Connor, Ryan Heath, Jerry Cohn, Dick Bisson, Tony Farone, Jason Reome, Scott Duel, Brendan Gibbons.
Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Racing Pro-Stocks: Ivan Joslin, Nick Stone, Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt, Andy Graves, Justin Knight, Tanner Warner, Jay Fitzgerald, Beau Ballard, Dave Stickles, Ken Griffin, Don Collins, Matthew Groncki, Buck Gasner.
Limited Sportsman: Pete Lorenzo III, Troy Zilles, Garrett Poland, James Venditti, Shane Larman, Travis Witbeck, Paul DeRuyter, Thomas D’Angelo, Ron Delease Jr, Tim Billington, Isaac Walker, Stephen Gray, Chris Bisson, Carter Gibbons, Brandon Jacobson.
Street Stocks: Matt Mosher, Jason Barrett, Damon Anderson, James Dellea, Ken Allen, Anthony Tarantino, Harley Shepard, Adam Tranka, Jason Casey, Josh Samrov, Rocco Procopio.
Single Cam Mini Stock: Ray Young, Zach McSpirit, Wayne Russell Jr, Ray Tarantino, Althea Roy, Dale VanAllen, T.J. Marlitt, Mikey Lanoux.
Dual Cam Mini Stock: Josh Kane, Slappy White, Josh Samrov, Kerrie Hollenbeck, John Napoli, Gina Voris, Brandon Tyler, David Peek-Britton, Billy Hillman Jr, William Cook Jr.
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat All-Star Slingshots: Nick Auspelmyer, Scott Sprague, Dan Ballard, Brett Putnam, Mike Hill, Spencer Cherko, Kyle Fallis, Tyler Vadney, Brock Pinkerous, Darryn Fallis, Jim Pollard, Rodney Renwich, Andrew Millard, Jim Gaige, Tucker Jones, Julia Renwick, Conner Hill, Bob Morey, Jim Mudge, Tyler Holcomb, Nick Millard.
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Junior Slingshots: Frank Twing Jr, Lucas Duncan, Sloan Cherko, Liam Jackson, Brock Pinkerous, Corky Warner, Ryan McCoy. DNS — Cole Conrad, Hayden Ackernecht.