Hartman Jr. & August On Fire At The Ridge
August 20, 2017 (Fultonville, NY) – The Ridge was in action Sunday night with a full card of racing, which saw Tim Hartman Jr., Bill August, Ivan Joslin, Steve Ryan, Jim Pollard, and Matthew Backus claim victories at the fastest quarter mile on dirt.
Big Time Little Tim has been on a tear at The Ridge in 2017. With it being show up points for the Crate Modifieds, he’d take advantage of a front row starting spot thanks to an inversion after qualifying heats and blast to the early lead.
Harry Shaffer II and Dave Constantino used nearly half the race battling for the runner up spot before Constantino secured the position for himself. Shaffer would settle into the 3rd position, while Jim Introne Jr., Chris Curtis, and Ricky Quick battled for top five positions throughout the 25-lap feature event.
Up front it was all Tim Hartman Jr. who cruised to his fourth win of the season. He was followed by Dave Constantino, Harry Shaffer II, Ricky Quick, and Jim Introne Jr. who rounded out the top five.
In Limited Sportsman action Marty Kelly III led the field to the green for their 20-lap feature event. I would only last until lap nine, as Bill August and Dave Richer were on a mission battling for second. They caught Kelly and a battle for the lead shaped up. Title contenders Mikey Jackson and Kathy Bellen were fighting for the sixth position.
Vinny Visconti and Lou Torres were battling for the fifth position, but up front August made his move taking the top spot and Richer followed him through taking over the runner up position. Despite his best challenges, Dave Richer wasn’t able to claim victory over a fast Bill August race rod. August, Richer, Kelly, Visconti, and Torres rounded out the top five.
Pro Stocks were also in for a show up point night, but that didn’t stop Ivan Joslin from charging to the front. He’d follow Justin Knight for the first five laps of the 20-lap feature event before making the winning pass. Knight would struggle just a bit allowing Josh Rozelle to grab second. Kyle Hoard came home with a strong third place finish, while Justin Knight and George Miles rounded out the top five.
A large field of 4-Cylinder Mini Stocks was on hand at the Ridge, with point leader Chris Andrew taking the early lead. Robert Handy would battle Pat McSpirit for second until inadvertent contact with another competitor resulted in Andy Graves done for the night and Handy at the tail.
Three wide racing resumed with Steve Ryan, Damon Anderson, and Robert Garney. Ryan was making his way to the front and on lap 16 he’d pass Chris Andrew for the top spot. Ryan would go on for the win followed by PJ Bleau, Ben Grant, Pat McSpirit, and Allana Jordan rounding out the top five.
Jim Pollard took the early lead in the Sling Shot feature event and never looked back. He rolled to his third feature event victory of the season and took over sole possession of the point lead. Matthew Backus stormed to his second consecutive Jr Sling Shot win and third of the year.
Next week a regular show is scheduled, along with Law Enforcement appreciation night. With the track of champions being down for the fair, the Ridge is looking to see some new faces at the fastest quarter mile on dirt on August 27th.
Racing entertainment every Sunday night during the summer months at family affordable prices. 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 20, 2017 CRATE MODIFIED FEATURE RESULTS (25 Laps) – 1) Tim Hartman Jr., 2) Dave Constantino, 3) Harry Shaffer II, 4) Ricky Quick, 5) Jim Introne Jr., 6) Chris Curtis, 7) Alissa Cody, 8) Mike Peek.
AUGUST 20, 2017 LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) Bill August, 2) Dave Richer, 3) Marty Kelly III, 4) Vinny Visconti, 5) Lou Torres, 6) Mikey Jackson, 7) Kathy Bellen, 8) Gary DeRocher, 9) Taylor O’Connor.
AUGUST 20, 2017 PRO STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (20 Laps) – 1) Ivan Joslin, 2) Josh Rozelle, 3) Kyle Hoard, 4) Justin Knight, 5) George Miles, 6) Jason Samrov, 7) Ron Delease, 8) Dennis Joslin, 9) Chuck McSpirit.
AUGUST 20, 2017 4-CYLINDER MINI STOCK FEATURE RESULTS (12 Laps) – 1) Steve Ryan, 2) PJ Bleau, 3) Ben Grant, 4) Pat McSpirit, 5) Allana Jordan, 6) Zach McSpirit, 7) Robert Handy, 8) Colby Shepler, 9) Chris Andrew, 10) Wayne Russel Jr., 11) Robert Garney, 12) Damon Anderson, 13) Shawn Morrison, 14) Chris Burnett, 15) TJ Marlitt, 16) Dale VanAllen, 17) Josh Wood, 18) Andy Graves.
AUGUST 20, 2017 SLING SHOT FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) Jim Pollard, 2) Mike Hill, 3) Shane Mahieu, 4) Brian Tobey Jr., 5) Jim Gaige, 6) Devin Pierce, 7) Dan Ballard, 8) Scott Sprague, 9) Bryce Cherko.
AUGUST 20, 2017 JR SLING SHOT FEATURE RESULTS (15 Laps) – 1) Matthew Backus, 2) Derrick McGrew Jr., 3) Connor Hill, 4) Blake Mahieu, 5) Garrett Poland, 6) Sloan Cherko.