5.2.14 Albany Saratoga Speedway Results - Dirt Racing Report

5.2.14 Albany Saratoga Speedway Results

Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway was back in action Friday night and when all was said and done a familiar jet had landed in victory lane. Brett Hearn would pick up his second consecutive DIRTcar Modified feature event win at the fast, four tenths of a mile oval and in the process pushed his all-time feature wins total to 109.

In other action Robert Bublak, Jr. won the $1,000 to win Sportsman feature event while Nick Stone was the DIRTcar Pro Stock feature winner. Pete Jeske won the Limited Sportsman feature win while Josh Coonradt and Todd Goldstein won the Street Stock and Four Cylinder events respectfully.

Elmo Reckner and Mike Perrotte led the DIRTcar Modified field to the green with Reckner taking the early lead. The first caution of the event would slow the field on lap three when strong sixth place runner Keith Flach slowed. On the restart Jeff Rockefeller would also spin, bringing the caution flag back out.

Reckner would slip high on the restart which would allow Perrotte to get past for the lead. Brian Gleason would be third with Hector Stratton and Matt Depew completing the top five. On lap four Depew would take fourth from Stratton. Jeremy Wilder would move into the top five on lap nine, taking fifth from Depew. It was at this time that Hearn started to show his strength.

On lap ten Hearn took the Madsen Overhead Doors number 20 to the top side and took sixth from Depew and then fifth from Wilder. On lap 13 Hearn would take fourth from Stratton. Stratton would bring out the caution flag on lap 13 when he made contact with the turn four wall.

Reckner would regain the lead on the restart with Perrotte following in second and Hearn in third. Gleason and Wilder would run fourth and fifth. On lap 16 Wilder and Jeff Trombley would both get past Gleason for fourth and fifth. On lap 18 Hearn would get past Perrotte for the second position.

Depew would slow on lap 19, forcing the caution flag to wave again. While under yellow Alex Bell and Floyd Billington came together exiting turn four. On the restart Hear nwould throw the number 20 deep into turn one, however Reckner would hold the lead over Hearn, Wilder, Perrotte and Trombley. On lap 20 Trombley and Marc Johnson would move past Perrotte for fourth and fifth respectfully.

The caution flag would wave again on lap 21, this time for teenage drivers Tyler Dippel and Brett Wright who tangled. Hearn would try the same move on the restart however Reckner still was able to hold onto the lead. John Lutes, Jr. would come to a stop on the restart bringing out the caution.

The third time was the charm for Hearn as he used the same move to take the lead from Reckner. Wilder, Trombley and Marc Johnson would round out the top five. Trombley would take third from Wilder on lap 24 as Ronnie Johnson was pressuring Marc Johnson. Ronnie would take fifth a lap later only to have Marc retake the spot on lap 28.

With five laps to go Hearn had a near straightaway advantage over Reckner and Trombley. On lap 31 Trombley would take second from Reckner and begin to set his sights on Hearn. Trombley would erase Hearn’s lead while the New Jersey driver was held up in slower traffic, however, time ran out and Hearn would hold on for the win. Trombley finished second with Reckner third, Wilder fourth and Marc Johnson fifth. A total of 32 DIRTcar Modifieds entered the event with heat races going to Trombley, Gleason and Perrotte.

“That was some hairy, rough and tumble and flat out racing right there,” Hearn said. “That was just a tough race. I knew that I had the car to get to the front but to set up the move was really hard. I kept trying different angles, I knew I had to do it; I just couldn’t quite get there. I finally got there.”

Hearn would continue, “I have to thank Cedar Peaks, they are on the front of the car this year and have signed up for the year and all of the other people I thanked last week.”

Robert Bublak, Jr. would win the 25 lap, $1,000 to win Sportsman event. Derrick McGrew would be the early leader and hold it until clipping the inside implement tire in turn one on a lap four restart. Bublak would then take over and begin a battle with Scott Duell that would last the remainder of the event. In the end Bublak would bring home the win over Duell, Jeremy Pitts, John Scarborough and Hunter Bates. A total of 28 cars entered the event with heat races being won by Duell, Mike Ostrander and McGrew.

Nick Stone picked up his first career DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event win in the divisions 25 lap feature event. Kim Duell and Dan Older led the field to the green with Duell taking the early lead. Brandon Emigh was all over Duell by lap seven and took the lead on a lap seven restart. Robbie Speed would take the lead around the halfway point and hold the lead until the white flag lap. Stone, who was running third at the time, would make a strong move on the inside to go from third to the lead in turn two to take the lead and the win. Emigh finished second with Ken Martin, Jr. third, Rob Yetman fourth and Byron Wescott fifth. Robbie Speed crossed the line second, however, he was disqualified for a drilled axle. A total of 17 cars entered the event with heat races being won by Emigh and Duell.

Pete Jeske brought home the win in the 15 lap Limited Sportsman feature event. Rob Maxon would take the early lead and hold it until Colin Bokus spun on the backstretch. Jeske would take the lead on the restart with Maxon and Ricky Davis following. Jeske would lead the remainder of the event for the win with Maxon finishing second, Davis third, Bokus rebounding to fourth and Chris Ronca fifth. Heat races for the 18 car field were won by Bokus and Maxon.

Josh Coonradt would win the thrilling 20 lap Street Stock feature event. Scott Lawrence would take the early lead with Jason Meltz following in second. Meltz would take the lead on a lap four restart with Lawrence dropping to second. David Shippee would spin on lap 16 setting up the races final restart. Meltz would lead as Coonradt moved to second. Coonradt was all over Meltz and on the last lap, coming out of turn four Coonradt was able to get under Meltz and out drag him to the finish line for the win. Meltz settled for second with Yule Cook third, Paul Braymer fourth and Nathan Dahoda fifth. A total of 18 drivers entered the night’s action.

Todd Goldstein won the 15 lap Four Cylinder feature event. Dan Older, Jr. was the first to lead the event with Jeff Donnelly, Jr. taking over on lap one. Goldstein would take over on lap five and hold off Steve Ryan for the win. Pete Vila finished third with Keith Tesiero, Sr. fourth and Older fifth. A total of 16 drivers entered the night’s action.

The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Friday night with all weekly divisions in action plus the Empire Lightning Sprints. It will also be Kids Night. Racing will begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway including the 2014 racing schedule, photos and point standings please log on to our website at www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

Friday, May 2, 2014 – Malta, NY – Modified Results (35 Laps) – 1) Brett Hearn, 2) Jeff Trombley, 3) Elmo Reckner, 4) Jeremy Wilder, 5) Marc Johnson, 6) Ronnie Johnson, 7) Ken Tremont Jr, 8) Peter Britten, 9) Neil Stratton, 10) Matt Delorenzo, 11) Keith Flach, 12) Mike Perrotte 13) Mark Kislowski, 14) Jimmy Cottrell, 15) Rich Scagliotta, 16) Jamike Sowle, 17) Bodie Bellinger, 18) C.G. Morey, 19) Hector Stratton, 20) Matt Depew, 21) Don Ronca, 22) Floyd Billington, 23) Jeff Rockefeller 24) Brian Gleason,
25) Tyler Dippel, 26) Brett Wright, 27) John Lutes Jr., 28) Rich Ronca, 29) Alex Bell, 30) Dan Vauter, 31) Cass Bennett, DNS) Pep Corradi

Sportsman Results $1,000 to Win (25 Laps) – 1) Robert Bublak, 2) Scott Duell, 3) Jeremy Pitts, 4) Johnny Scarborough 5) Hunter Bates, 6) Cody Bleau, 7) Jake Scarborough, 8) Jack Speshock, 9) Joey Scarborough, 10) Dave Baranowski Jr, 11) Connor Cleveland, 12) Elliott Lussier, 13) Chad Miller, 14) LJ Lombardo, 15) Jon Miller, 16) Timothy Davis, 17) Nick Anatriello, 18) Joe Orlando, 19) Mike Burdo, 20) Rocky Warner, 21) Jack Swinton, 22) Mike Ostrander, 23) Pete Carlotto, 24) Chris Murray, 25) Nick Lussier, 26) Derek McGrew, 27) Brian Krummel, 28) Jack Gentile

Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) Pete Jeske, 2) Rob Maxon, 3) Ricky Davis, 4) Colin Bokus, 5) Christopher Ronca, 6) David Emigh, 7) Anthony Alger, 8) Ron Casey, 9) Alissa Cody, 10) Ken Conroy, 11) Ben Brownell, 12) Wally Potter, 13) Bob Schmidt, 14) Zach Daurio, 15) Emily Quinn, 16) Bruce Schwab, 17) Diana Huyck, DNS) Jesse Edwards

Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Nick Stone, 2) Brandon Emigh, 3) Ken Martin, 4) Rob Yetman, 5) Byron Wescott, 6) Kim Duell, 7) Dave Depaulo, 8) Danny Wood, 9) Bill Smith, 10) Dan Older, 11) Dennis Joslin, 12) Walt Brownell, 13) Kevin Loomis, 14) Jeff Washburn, 15) Rowdy Burch, DNS) Bernie Companion, DQ) Robbie Speed

Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Josh Coonradt, 2) Jason Meltz, 3) Yule Cook, 4) Paul Braymer, 5) Nathan Dahoda, 6) Scott Lawrence, 7) Frank Monroe, 8) Matt Mosher, 9) Bill Duprey, 10) Damon Anderson, 11) Chase Aussicker, 12) Luke MacIsaac, 13) Jody Thew, 14) Jason Barrett, 15) David Shippee, 16) Dave Stickles, 17) John Hayes, 18) Randy Miller

4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) Steve Ryan, 3) Pete Vila, 4) Keith Tesiero, 5) Dan Older, 6) Dave LaBarge, 7) Joe Tallman, 8) Chris Keller, 9) Mike Dianda, 10) Robert Garney, 11) Wayne Russell, 12) Jeff Donnelly Jr, 13) Brett Horlacher, DNS) Kasper Jordan, DNS) Keith Tesiero Jr

4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Keith Tesiero, 2) Dan Older, 3) Dave LaBarge, 4) Joe Tallman, 5) Chris Keller, 6) Robert Garney, 7) Wayne Russell, 8) Jeff Donnelly Jr, 9) Brett Horlacher, DNS) Kasper Jordan

4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) Todd Goldstein, 2) Steve Ryan, 3) Pete Vila, 4) Mike Dianda, DNS) Keith Tesiero Jr

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