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Blowers, Allery post wins at Caroga Creek RacePark

Tavien Blowers, seen in action earlier this season at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, picked up the slingshot victory Saturday at Caroga Creek RacePark in Ephratah. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

By TOBY LAGRANGE

Caroga Creek RacePark

EPHRATAH — With sunny skies and a pit full of social distancing teams, the 2020 season continued at the Caroga Creek RacePark on Saturday afternoon.

When all was said and done a few new faces graced victory lane along with some familiar ones.

In the 20 Lap Slingshot event Tavien Blowers picked up the win. It was the first win by Blowers at Caroga Creek this season. The streak of new winners continued this week as Blowers was the fourth different division winner in as many events in 2020.

When the checkered flag waved on the eventful feature event, Blowers crossed under the checkers first followed by Brock Pinkerous, Joe Rando, Devin Pierce and Brett Putnam.

During the final stages of the feature event Pinkerous and Putnam tangled while battling for the race lead. Putnam went pit side while Pinkerous was disqualified for having a crew member run onto the race track. This was a violation of track safety rules.

With the disqualification, Jim Pollard moved into the top five. The heat race was won by Pinkerous.

Mike Allery picked up his first win of the season in the 20 Lap Wing Champ feature event. Ronnie Smith finished a strong second with Matt Munson third, Kyle Dingman fourth and Chris Sweeney fifth. The heat races were won by Allery and Smith.

The Caroga Creek Rewind presented by LaGrange Media features full video of both the Slingshot and Wing Champ feature events. The Caroga Creek Rewind is posted on the Caroga Creek RacePark Facebook and Twitter pages.

Other karting class winners included James Carroll (Heavy Tire Predator), Scott Carlotto (Predator), Lane Sanville (Stock Heavy), Nick Story (Stock Lite), Tyler Zeigler (Clone 360), John Garde (UAS Series), James Hatch, Jr. (Junior 1), Connor Prokup (Junior II Pro), E.J. Hatch (Wing Champ 5-9) and Logan Stockleas (Box Stock).

The Caroga Creek RacePark returns to action this Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. with a complete show of Slingshots and Karts. Gates open at 9 a.m. with practice starting at 11 a.m..

Due to New York State Regulations no spectators are allowed at this time.

For more information on Caroga Creek RacePark, find them on Facebook at @carogacreekracepark and Twitter at @carogacreek.

Caroga Creek RacePark offers weekly Saturday afternoon racing for the Slingshot, Excel 600cc Modified and various flat and caged kart divisions.

Caroga Creek RacePark

Aug. 8 Results

Slingshot (20 Laps): Tavien Blowers, Joe Rando, Devin Pierce, Brett Putnam, Jim Pollard, Brock Pinkerous (DQ), Frank Twing, Jr. (DNS)

Wing Champ (20 Laps): Mike Allery, Ronnie Smith, Matt Munson, Kyle Dingman, Chris Sweeney, Collin Williams, Steven Hulbert, Michael Evans, Ethan Allen, Josh Persse, David Herrick, II (DNS), Ashleigh Herrick (DNS)

Heavy Tire Predator (20 Laps): James Carroll, Aaron Rakoske, Harry Carroll, Eva Rakoske, Tanner Beed, Joel Rakoske, Frank Twing, Sr., Frank Twing, Jr., Tony Gale (DNS)

Predator (Ran With Heavy Tire Predator) (20 Laps): Scott Carlotto, Matt Kelly

Stock Heavy (20 Laps): Lane Saville, Nick Story, Maxwell Bourdeau, Jarrett Dyer, Matt Sykes, Ben Delaney

Stock Lite (20 Laps): Nick Story, Matt Sykes, Alicia Franklin, Kirstin Swartz, Justin Ziegler, Cody Handy, Ben Delaney, JaMike Sowle, Gavin Gamlaw, Ashleigh Herrick (DNS)

Clone 360 (15 Laps): Tyler Zeigler, Justin Zeigler, Courtney Crews, Matt Kelly

UAS Karting Series (15 Laps): John Garde, Cody Bayne, Rich Jordal, Jeff Drugan, Jake Cratsley, Tom Boeltz

Junior 1 (15 Laps): James Hatch, Jr., Thor Martin, Amelia Sherman, Zoey Roberts, E.J. Hatch, Will Sherman, Chloe Bellen, Owhan Swinton

Junior II Pro (15 Laps): Connor Prokup, Jayden Zeigler, Madison Allen

Wing Champ 5-9 (15 Laps): E.J. Hatch, Zoey Roberts, Colton Traylor, Wesson Delaney-Olson

Box Stock (12 Laps): Logan Stockleas, Molly Hatch, Joey Williams, Colton White, Ryan Putnam, Olivia Miner

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