Buff wins finalé at The Ridge
FULTONVILLE — Last week, Andrew Buff shared the 602 crate sportsman track title with Travis Green at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.
This week, Buff closed out the season by winning the 50-lap, $1,500-to-win feature Sunday as Glen Ridge wrapped up the 2020 season.
Other winners included Beau Ballard (pro stock), Adam Tranka (street stock), James Venditti (limited sportsman), Josh Kane (dual-cam mini stock), Dale VanAllen (single-cam mini stock), Dan Slosek (all-star slingshots) and Lucas Duncan (junior slingshots).
After the 602 crate sportsman, pro stock and limited sportsman track champions were crowned last week, the final five Glen Ridge track championships were handed out Sunday.
Damon Anderson won the street stock track title, Josh Kane won the dual-cam mini stock title, Wayne Russell Jr. earned the single-cam mini stock track title, Dan Ballard won the all-star slingshot title and Duncan won the junior slingshot track title. It was the first track title for all five in their respective divisions.
In the 602 crate sportsman feature, Andrew Buff charged to the early lead from his fourth-place starting spot.
He lost lead lead on a lap-15 restart to his brother, Justin Buff, only to regain the lead and fend off a challenge from Bobby Hackel to emerge with the season-ending victory.
Hackel was second across the line, followed by Justin Buff in third, Tony Farone in fourth and Green in fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 were Derrick McGrew Jr., Tanner Warner, Fred Proctor, Garrett Poland and Billy August.
Farone, Warner and Proctor picked up the heat race victories.
Like the 602 crate sportsman, the pro stock division also went extra distance on the final night of the season, running 35 laps for $1,000-to-win.
Ballard, who started second, made the most of his front-row starting spot, leading nearly every lap to claim his third win of the season.
Ballard withstood a race-long challenge from Josh Coonradt, 2020 track champion Luke Horning and Ivan Joslin as the top four ran together throughout.
Coonradt went on to finish second, Horning third, Joslin fourth and Chad Jeseo was fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 were Tony Markou, Buck Gasner, Ken Griffin, Doug Sheely and Matt Groncki.
Coonradt and Ballard were the pro stock heat race winners.
Coming into the final night of racing, Anderson held a 26-point lead over Tranka in the street stock division.
However, a broken power steering box early in the feature left Anderson looking to hang on as Tranka matched Anderson for the division lead with his fifth win of the season.
Anderson finished fourth to hold on to claim his first track title. Harley Shepard was second, Evan Denue was third and Ken Allen was fifth.
James Venditti picked up his third win of the season in the limited sportsman feature. Carter Gibbons, Darren Sperbeck, Joe Venditti and Issac Walker completed the top five.
Having already locked up his first track title in the division, Ballard finished sixth in the final all-star slingshot feature event of the season.
Dan Slosek collected his first win of the season in the division, while Mike Hill, Bob Morey, Tyler Vadney and Nick Auspelmyer completed the top five. Ballard, Brock Pinkerous, Tucker Jones, Conner Hill and Darryn Fallis rounded out the top 10.
Conner Hill, Slosek and Jones were the heat race winners in the all-star slingshot division.
In the junior slingshot division, Duncan finished off his track title in style, collecting the win in the final feature event of the season. It was his fourth win of the season.
Liam Jackson was second, Sloan Cherko was third, Frank Twing Jr. was fourth and Hayden Ackerknecht was fifth.
Josh Landers and Cole Conrad were the heat race winners in the junior slingshot division.
Kane, who had already locked up the dual-cam mini stock track title, closed out his dominant season by notching his 10th win of the year Sunday.
Brandon Tyler was second and Gina Voris was third.
In the single-cam mini stock division, VanAllen claimed his fourth win of the season. Jamie Warner was second, Russell was third to clinch the division title, Ray Young was fourth and Daniel Joubert was fifth.
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
Sept. 13 Results
The Red Chair DIRTcar 602 Sportsman: Andrew Buff, Bobby Hackel, Justin Buff, Tony Farone, Travis Green, Derrick McGrew Jr., Tanner Warner, Fred Proctor, Garrett Poland, Billy August, Mark Mortensen, Al McCoy, Jerry Cohn, Cody Ochs, Ryan Heath, Jason Reome, Larry Niemiec, Brendan Gibbons.
Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro-Stocks: Beau Ballard, Josh Coonradt, Luke Horning, Ivan Joslin, Chad Jeseo, Tony Markou, Buck Gasner, Ken Griffin, Doug Sheely, Matt Groncki, Don Collins, Charlie Yurkewecz.
Limited Sportsman: James Venditti, Carter Gibbons, Darren Sperbeck, Joe Venditti, Issac Walker.
Street Stocks: Adam Tranka, Harley Shepard, Evan Denue, Damon Anderson, Ken Allen, Tom Compoli, Janai St. Pierre, Nick Napoli, Matt Mosher.
2020 Track Champion: Damon Anderson (1st career Glen Ridge Track Championship)
Single Cam Mini Stock: Dale VanAllen, Jamie Warner, Wayne Russell Jr, Ray Young, Daniel Joubert, Lee Horning, Shaun Hemstreet
2020 Track Champion: Wayne Russell Jr. (1st career Glen Ridge Track Championship).
Dual Cam Mini Stock: Josh Kane, Brandon Tyler, Gina Voris.
2020 Track Champion: Josh Kane (1st career Glen Ridge Track Championship)
Northeast Paving & Sealcoating All-Star Slingshots: Dan Slosek, Mike Hill, Bob Morey, Tyler Vadney, Nick Auspelmyer, Dan Ballard, Brock Pinkerous, Tucker Jones, Conner Hill, Darryn Fallis, Jim Duncan, Don Boonstra, Scott Sprague, Gordon Smith, Jim Pollard, Jim Gage, Blane King, Andrew Millard.
2020 Track Champion: Dan Ballard (1st career Glen Ridge Track Championship).
Northeast Paving & Sealcoating Junior Slingshots: Lucas Duncan, Liam Jackson, Sloan Cherko, Frank Twing Jr, Hayden Ackerknecht, Kai DeWitt, Joshua Landers, Corky Warner, Cole Conrad
2020 Track Champion: Lucas Duncan (1st career Glen Ridge Track Championship).