8.15.14 Albany Saratoga Speedway Results - Dirt Racing Report

8.15.14 Albany Saratoga Speedway Results

Malta, NY — Some would call the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified feature event at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night as a battle for the ages and others a reincarnation of Ali versus Frazier but track announcer Danny Martin said it best when he proclaimed that we have just witnessed two of the all-time best battle it out.

Kenny Tremont, Jr. picked up his third feature win of the season over the only active driver to have more feature wins that him at the four tenths of a mile oval. With his second place run, Brett Hearn has officially clinched the 2014 DIRTcar Modified track championship. This is the New Jersey driver’s seventh track title and third in a row.

The night’s racing was called the Night of Features as it was a features only program for all divisions except the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modifieds (who ran regular qualifying heats) and the Sportsman division (who ran a pair of B-Mains after locking the top 16 in the point standings).

In other action, Jeremy Pitts picked up the 25 lap Sportsman feature event while Bernie Companion won his second straight DIRTcar Pro Stock event. David Emigh was the Limited Sportsman feature winner while Bill Duprey and Steve Ryan won the Don Don’s Delight’s Street Stock and Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder feature events respectfully.

Brian Whittemore and Brian Gleason led the Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified field to the green with Gleason taking the BBL Companies number 14g out to the lead first. Chris Busta moved into second with Whittemore, Matt Depew and Mark Kislowski following. The first caution flag of the event slowed the field on lap two when Clifton Park’s Rich Ronca slowed with a left rear flat tire.

When racing resumed Busta would be the new race leader over Gleason, Kislowski, Keith Flach and Whittemore. Tremont then started to make his charge towards the front. The West Sand Lake driver moved into fifth on lap four with Hearn following to sixth and Ronnie Johnson to seventh. At the same time Kislowski took over the second position from Gleason. Two laps later Flach followed past Gleason for third.

Tremont continued his charge on lap ten when he moved past Gleason for the fourth position. Hearn once again followed Tremont through. Busta had opened a comfortable lead over the field until he slipped up into the loose stuff in turn four on lap 14. This allowed the remainder of the top five to close right in on his back bumper. Kislowski would do the same thing on 15 and it would cost him the second position as Tremont was able to get past.

On lap 18 Cass Bennett spun in turn four to bring out the caution flag. Busta held the lead on the restart with Tremont, Kislowski, Flach and Hearn following. A lap later the caution flag waved again, this time for a pile up in turn four featuring five cars. The restart would see the top five remain the same however a lap later Hearn moved past Flach for the fourth position. On lap 24 Hearn took the third position from Kislowski.

With ten laps to go Tremont was all over the rear deck of Busta’s K-Bass Towing and Recovery machine. On lap 26 Tremont nosed ahead at the start/finish line and took the lead in full a half lap later. Hearn moved past Busta on lap 29 and set his sights on Tremont. Neal Stratton slowed on lap 31 forcing another caution period.

The restart saw Tremont lead however Hearn was all over him. They ran side by side for a lap before the caution flag interrupted their entertaining battle for the final time. This time Elmo Reckner and Whittemore tangled in turn one.

When racing resumed the battle for the lead did as well, only with higher intensity. Tremont had the lead however Hearn was all over him. The duo produced an epic battle that came down to the wire. Tremont picked up the win by less than a nose over Hearn. Kislowski finished in the third position with Marc Johnson and Peter Britten completing the top five. Heat races for the 27 car field were won by Depew, Busta and Kislowski.

Jeremy Pitts won the 25 lap Sportsman feature event. The win for Pitts brings him even closer to his second straight track title. Jack Speshock jumped out to the early lead, holding it comfortably until a lap four caution flag slowed the field. Speshock led the next five restarts before Pitts was able to mount a serious challenge at the end of the event. Speshock and Pitts battled through traffic over the final five laps with Speshock holding the advantage until the final lap. Amidst heavy traffic Pitts was able to get past Speshock on the final lap to pick up the win. Speshock settled for second with Robert Bublak third, Scott Duell fourth and Jake Scarborough fifth. The B-Mains were won by Chris Johnson and John Proctor. A total of 37 drivers entered the event.

Bernie Companion picked up his second win in a row in the DIRTcar Pro Stock division. Brandon Emigh held the early lead before giving way to Kim Duell on a lap six restart. Duell remained the leader until a lap ten restart saw Dan Older, Sr. take over. Companion pressured Older and on lap 19 was able to get past for the lead. Once out front Companion would not be denied as he brought home the win over Older, Rob Yetman, Duell and Kenny Martin. A total of 20 drivers entered the event.

David Emigh won his third Limited Sportsman feature event of the season. With the win he will now have to move up to the Sportsman division. Emigh took the lead from Alissa Cody on lap ten and pulled away for the win over Jack Bublak, Cody, Zach Daurio and Ken Conroy. A total of 19 drivers entered the event.

Vermont’s Bill Duprey won the Don Don’s Delights Street Stock feature event and in the process increased his points lead. Chase Aussicker grabbed the early lead and held it until Jason Meltz took over on lap eight. Duprey moved past Meltz for the lead on lap nine and never looked back, bringing home his fifth feature event win of the season over Randy Miller, Josh Coonradt, Meltz and Damon Anderson. A total of 21 drivers entered the event.

Steve Ryan continued to dominate the Greg’s Towing and Repair Four Cylinder division. He picked up the win over Ken Stager, Clifford Booth, Elmer Montville and Robert Garney. A total of 19 drivers entered the event.

The Albany-Saratoga Speedway returns to action this Friday night with all weekly divisions in action plus the Vintage Dirt Modifieds. The finale of the Featherfoot Warrior Series for the Sportsman division will also be on the card. Racing is set to start at 7pm.

Coming up on Friday September 12th the annual Northeast Crate Nationals will take center stage. The GRIT Sportsman Series will be on hand for a $2,225 to win event along with the Street Stock division. Please stay tuned for further announcements regarding this event.

Upstate GMC Dealers DIRTcar Modified $3,000 To Win Results (35 Laps) – 1) Ken Tremont Jr, 2) Brett Hearn, 3) Mark Kislowski, 4) Marc Johnson, 5) Peter Britten, 6) Keith Flach, 7) Chris Busta, 8) Ronnie Johnson, 9) Don Ronca, 10) Brian Gleason, 11) Hector Stratton, 12) Kyle Armstrong, 13) Mike Perrotte 14) Neil Stratton, 15) Bobby Hackle IV, 16) Elmo Reckner, 17) John Lutes Jr., 18) Brian Whittemore, 19) Justin Barber, 20) Al McCoy, 21) Dylan Scribner, 22) Matt Depew, 23) Cass Bennett, 24) Ryan Darcy, 25) Matt Delorenzo, 26) Rich Ronca, DNS) Jimmy Cottrell

Sportsman Results (25 Laps) – 1) Jeremy Pitts, 2) Jack Speshock, 3) Robert Bublak, 4) Scott Duell, 5) Jake Scarborough, 6) Derrick McGrew, 7) Rocky Warner, 8) Joey Scarborough, 9) Chad Miller, 10) Olden Dwyer, 11) Pete Jeske, 12) Chris Murray, 13) Jack Swinton, 14) Dave Baranowski Jr, 15) Joe Orlando, 16) Hunter Bates, 17) John Proctor, 18) Mike Ostrander, 19) Mike Burdo, 20) Elliott Lussier, 21) Jon Miller, 22) Colin Bokus, 23) Adam Gage, 24) Frank Hoard Jr, 25) Cody Bleau, 26) Connor Cleveland, 27) Chris Johnson, 28) Timothy Davis, 29) Bert Film, DNS) Daryl Nutting, DNQ) Nick Anatriello, DNQ) Alex Bell, DNQ) Justin Comes, DNQ) Ivan Joslin, DNQ) Nick Lussier, DNQ) Rob Maxon, DNQ) Shea Montgomery

Limited Sportsman Results (15 Laps) – 1) David Emigh, 2) Jack Bublak, 3) Alissa Cody, 4) Zach Daurio, 5) Ken Conroy, 6) Ron Casey, 7) Christopher Ronca, 8) Travis Billington, 9) Steve Wagoner, 10) Tim Heady, 11) Diana Huyck, 12) Bob Schmidt, 13) Scott Flanders, 14) Jesse Edwards, 15) Walter Cook, 16) Anthony Alger, 17) Shannon Donnelly, 18) Emily Quinn, 19) Ben Brownell

DIRTcar Pro Stock Results (25 Laps) – 1) Bernie Companion, 2) Dan Older, 3) Rob Yetman, 4) Kim Duell, 5) Ken Martin, 6) Robbie Speed, 7) Walt Brownell, 8) Chuck Dumblewski, 9) Danny Wood, 10) Byron Wescott, 11) Bill Smith, 12) Brandon Emigh, 13) Dave Depaulo, 14) Norm Loubier, 15) Cody Whitbeck, 16) Ed Thompson, 17) Jeff Washburn, 18) Pat Zimmer, 19) Rowdy Burch, DNS) Kevin Loomis

Don Don’s Delights Street Stock Results (20 Laps) – 1) Bill Duprey, 2) Randy Miller, 3) Josh Coonradt, 4) Jason Meltz, 5) Damon Anderson, 6) Chase Aussicker, 7) Frank Monroe, 8) Paul Mulrain, 9) John Filarecki, 10) Darrell Older, 11) Curt Condon, 12) Scott Lawrence, 13) Jody Thew, 14) Hunter Sanchez, 15) John Hayes, 16) Jordan Kasper, 17) Paul Braymer, 18) Matt Mosher, 19) Fred Harris, 20) Jaske Currier, DNS) Jason Barrett

Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Combined Results (15 Laps) – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Ken Stager, 3) Clifford Booth, 4) Elmer Montville, 5) Robert Garney, 6) Brett Horlacher, 7) Dave LaBarge, 8) Ben Britch, 9) Tim Meltz, 10) Dylan LaPort, 11) Ben Grant, 12) T.J. Marlitt, 13) Amber Rivers, 14) Wayne Russell, 15) Pete Vila, 16) Dan Older, 17) Rich Tinkham, 18) Mike Parodi

Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Single Cam Results – 1) Elmer Montville, 2) Robert Garney, 3) Brett Horlacher, 4) Dave LaBarge, 5) Ben Britch, 6) Tim Meltz, 7) Dylan LaPort, 8) T.J. Marlitt, 9) Amber Rivers, 10) Wayne Russell, 11) Dan Older, 12) Rich Tinkham, 13) Mike Parodi

Greg’s Towing & Repair 4 Cylinder Dual Cam Results – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) Ken Stager, 3) Clifford Booth, 4) Ben Grant, 5) Pete Vila

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