Jeremy Pitts Cracks Victory Lane At The Ridge
August 14, 2017 (Fultonville, NY) – After the little ones were treated to bikes and backpacks the fans at ‘The Ridge’ were treated to a wild night of racing, which saw Jeremy Pitts, Bill August, Luke Horning, Chase Aussicker, Andy Graves, Mike Hill, and Matthew Backus pick up feature wins on the fastest quarter mile on dirt.
Jim Introne Jr. and Whitey Slavin would lead the Crate Modified field to the green flag for 25-laps of close quarter action, but it was short lived as the RW Dairy Services 9x of Introne slowed with mechanical failure collecting up the WD Hewins & Sons Excavating 35 of Chris Curtis and the Spencer Racing 37 of Chad Edwards. Both Curtis and Edwards would rejoin the tail of the field.
On the restart inadvertent contact between the Palmer’s Service Center 76 of Ricky Quick and the WD Hewins & Sons 35w of Whitey Slavin resulted in Slavin spinning and a multitude of cars being collected in a major accident on the front stretch.
When the race resumed Brian Calabrese took the lead and began a spirited battle with the Grennon Project Services 27 of Jeremy Pitts, while Tim Hartman Jr. moved his way through the field into the top five.
On lap 16 Pitts flexed his muscle and drove around Calabrese to take the top spot, while Don Bellen and Chris Curtis were making their way back through the field. Dave Constantino was also charging his way towards the front, but it was all Jeremy Pitts who picked up his first win of the season at ‘The Ridge’ followed by Calabrese, Constantino, Hartman Jr., and Bellen rounding out the top five.
In Limited Sportsman action Bill August put the Electric City Taxi number 50 in front after a short battle with Vinny Visconti for the top spot. He’d stay there and pick up his second win of the season over Dave Richer, Visconti, Marty Kelly III, and Mikey Jackson.
Pro Stock action saw Luke Horning blast to the lead early and never look back in the Sowle Trailer Repair 2h. Behind him Jason Samrov and Justin Knight battled for position with Kyle Hoard. At the finish it was Horning, Knight, Hoard, Smarov, and ARCA star Dalton Sergeant rounding out the top five.
Street Stock action saw Chase Assicker pick up his second win of the season, while Andy Graves won the 4-Cylinder Mini Stock feature. Mike Hill won the Sling Shot feature and Matthew Backus claimed victory in Jr. Sling Shots.
Next week a regular show is scheduled, along with banner night. It’s also show up points for Crate Modifieds and Pro Stocks. Kids ages 11 and under who bring a banner showing support for their favorite driver get in free. Also the winning banner chosen as best appearing will receive a free kids pass for the remainder of the season.
Racing every Sunday night at the Fastest ¼ Mile On dirt during the summer months. Admission Prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $2 for kids 11 and under. More information about Glen Ridge Motorsports Park can be found online at www.glenridgemotorsportspark.net, or on Social Media at www.facebook.com/glenridgemp. The track can be contacted by dialing 518-627-4060 at any time. If there is no answer please leave a message and the call will be returned promptly.
AUGUST 13, 2017 CRATE MODIFIED FEATURE RESULTS (25 Laps) – 1) Jeremy Pitts, 2) Brian Calabrese, 3) Dave Constantino, 4) Tim Hartman Jr., 5) Don Bellen, 6) Chris Curtis, 7) Ricky Quick, 8) Jim Introne Jr., 9) Rob Maxon, 10) Harry Shaffer II, 11) Alissa Cody, 12) Kurtis Hohensheldt, 13) Whitey Slavin, 14) JaMike Sowle, 15) Chad Edwards, 16) Ken Conroy.
AUGUST 13, 2017 LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) Bill August, 2) Dave Richer, 3) Vinny Visconti, 4) Marty Kelly II, 5) Mikey Jackson, 6) Kathy Bellen, 7) Mike Parodi, 8) Justin Edwards, 9) Travis Billington, 10) Larry Niemiec.
AUGUST 13, 2017 PRO STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) Luke Horning, 2) Justin Knight, 3) Kyle Hoard, 4) Jason Samrov, 5) Dalton Sargeant, 6) Matt Roberts, 7) Jeff Meltz, 8) Devon Camenga, 9) Ivan Joslin, 10) Gus Hollner.
AUGUST 13, 2017 STREET STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) Chase Aussicker, 2) Brian Cosselman, 3) Joey Wilson, 4) Matt Mosher, 5) John Young, 6) Chad Gregory, 7) Stephen Young, 8) Yule Cook.
AUGUST 13, 2017 4-CYLINDER MINI STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (12 Laps) – 1) Andy Graves, 2) Cole Lawton, 3) Pat McSpirit, 4) Elmer Montville, 5) Damon Anderson, 6) Allana Jordan, 7) Robert Handy, 8) Chris Burnett, 9) Zach McSpirit, 10) Robert Garney, 11) Wayne Russell Jr., 12) Brittany Celebucki, 13) Chris Andrew, 14) TJ Marlitt.
AUGUST 13, 2017 SLING SHOT FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) Mike Hill, 2) Jim Pollard, 3) Brian Tobey Jr., 4) Brett Putnam, 5) Jim Gaige, 6) Scott Sprague, 7) Danny Ballard.
AUGUST 13, 2017 JR SLING SHOT FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) Matthew Backus, 2) Derrick McGrew Jr., 3) Garrett Poland, 4) Blake Mahieu, 5) Conner Hill.