April 7th, 2012
Danny Tyler Collects Career
First Five Mile Point Speedway
40 Lap Sportsman Opener On Saturday.
KIRKWOOD, NY…Danny Tyler has had a number of
strong outings in the Modified ranks at Five Mile Point Speedway including a
runner-up finish in last year’s Southern Tier Open. On Saturday Tyler did one better by winning the Sportsman
Spring Open 40 lap special at the quarter mile oval. The victory netted Tyler over $1,700.
took advantage of his outside front row starting spot and quickly jumped in to
the lead in the 40 lap Sportsman feature event. Pole setter Brian White challenged Tyler early as Ken Titus
charged up to third from his fifth starting position. The first caution of the race fell on
lap 14 when Anthony Perrego had a tire come off in
turn three while running sixth. Perrego was able to change the tire and re join the field
without losing a lap.
On the restart Tyler continued out front as defending Track
Champion Nick Petrilak began to charge from his 15th starting spot
toward the front. Petrilak charged
up to the second position on lap 29 and began to set his sites on Tyler for the lead. Tyler
was up to the challenge as he continued to run strong out front. The final caution of the race would fly
on lap 39 and many thought Petrilak might be able to make one final run. Tyler
had the perfect restart allowing himself to pull ahead. Petrilak would ultimately lose a spot to
11th place starter Kevin Jordan on the final lap. At the finish it would be Tyler collecting his first
win at the speedway. Jordan
finished second followed by Petrilak and last years race winner Kenny
Hammond. James Cornell completed
the top five.
In victory lane Tyler commented on the victory, “I am
so happy to get this win, this is awesome.” “We have run well here in the
Modified but never got a win, this is a great feeling.” Tyler
plans on running a number of Sportsman events in 2012 in addition to his
Modified effort. He also remarked
on that, “We run against the best on the RoC Tour with the Modified and
we just felt we wanted to run a lot more races this season with the Sportsman
to gain experience.”
The 25 lap Street Stock race served as the first
event of the 2012 RoC Street
Stock Tour for those teams. The outside front row starting position proved to
be the place to start again as Rich Green immediately took the lead from his
second starting spot. Green would
go on to lead the entire distance despite numerous challenges from pole setter
and former RoC Tour Champion Rich Talada. Green would go on for the victory with Talada finishing second. Jonathon Carpenter advanced from his
sixth starting spot to finish third at the stripe. Earl Zimmer was fourth and Shane Wolf
charged from his nineteenth starting spot to take fifth at the line.
After opening day rained out the week prior the
IMCA Modifieds were added to the schedule for this past Saturday. Defending Track Champion Scott Bennett
picked up where he had left off in 2011 by notching the victory in the 20 lap
event. Bennett started third and
worked past Chris Fleming on lap 11 to take the lead on his way to the win. Fleming would wind up second followed by
Mark Griffin, Bud Phillips and Jarred Keeney.
The “Tommy Boy” 20 for Factory
Stocks was won by George Brown. The
Lightning Cat field was so large that track management split the features
awarding full payouts in both events.
Nick Griest and Dave Smith were the winners of
those respective features.
Racing continues this Saturday with the annual
Southern Tier Open for Modifieds.
The 40 lap Modified event will pay $2,500 to the winner. Dan Creeden is the defending race
winner. The Sportsman, IMCA
Modifieds, Street Stocks and Lightning Cats will all begin their official point
season on Saturday.
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