|Special Event Results 10/18|
KIRKWOOD, NY…Justin Barger took home top honors in the 360 Sprint Car feature on Friday night at Five Mile Point Speedway. Kevin Jordan and Randy Hall also raced to victory on a frigid night for racing.
Veteran George Ely jumped in front at the drop of the green in the 360 Sprint main event. Ely would hold the top spot until the youthful Barger blasted past him on lap eight. Barger set a blistering pace as he manipulated lapped traffic.
The only caution of the race happened on lap 14. At that point Jeff VanDusen, who earlier in the night set a new track record of 13.26 seconds around the quarter mile, starting to move to the front. In the closing laps the young VanDusen moved past Pete Green for third and then zipped past Ely for second on the final lap.
VanDusen would run out of time as Barger claimed the impressive win. VanDusen was second ahead of Ely, Green and George Suprick. Sixth through tenth went to Mike Lutz, Howard Singer, Jim Stitzel, Buzz Wilson and John Karklin.
Kevin Jordan wrestled the lead away from Rich Keehle early in the Sportsman feature. Jordan was hooked up on the fast, tacky surface with Keehle and Dav Locke close behind.
Jordan ran a smooth race and went onto capture the feature win. Keehle was second ahead of Ken Titus, Locke and Brett Tonkin. Sixth through tenth went to Mike Trauschold, Mike Decker, Dan Vauter, Rick Whitney and Eddie White.
Randy Hall made it look relatively easy as he went wire to wire to claim his second Grand American Modified feature win in as many weeks. He was challenged early by Steve Hartman and Sean Lias but was up to the challenge.
Hall was the winner over Lias, Hartman, Chapman, and Mike Stoddard. Sixth through tenth went to Richard Townend, George Catazano, Brian Rhodes, Rich Riggs and Joe Cole.
360 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH:
JUSTIN BARGER, Jeff Van Dusen, George Ely, Pete Green, George Suprick, Mike Lutz, Howard Singer, Jim Stitzel, Buzz Wilson, John Karlin, Steve Dow, Tim Kelly, Ashley Parlett, Dick Spadaro, Dave Wickam, Bill Bailey, Andy Snyder.
SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH:
KEVIN JORDAN, Rich Keehle, Ken Titus, Dave Locke, Brett Tonkin, Mike Trauschold, Mike Decker, Dan Vauter, Rick Whitney, Eddie White, Bob Lane, Ted Stout, Jim O’Hara, Amanda Garno, Butch Klinger, Mike Wilmont, Scott Allen, Terry Faulter, Howard Buchanan, Robbie Martin, George Kostelansky, Brian Decker, Brett Spoor, Brian White.
GRAND AMERICAN MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH:
RANDY HALL, Sean Lias, Steve Hartman, Bob Chapman, Mike Stoddard, Richard Townsend, George Catazano, Brian Rhodes, Rich Riggs, Joe Cole, Mike Stolarcyk, Kevin Cook, Jeff Cleveland, Erv Miller, Kevin Cole.