May 7, 2007 08:44 PM EDT
Finger Lakes Auto, Truck and Marine NAPA Night at Black Rock Friday
By RICH VLECK
DUNDEE, NY (May 7, 2007)- Action at the Black Rock Speedway rolls along this Friday with another fix of six divisions.
Finger Lakes Auto, Truck and Marine NAPA in Penn Yan is the night sponsor of what figures to be the fourth full night or racing on the 2007 season at the Yates County Powerplant.
Finger Lakes Auto is also the sponsor of the “Up-and-Comer Award” in the 358-modified division. So far this season, Dave DuBois from Bath and Dale Welty have taken home those prizes. DuBois, along with Welty, will attempt to become the 2nd winner in the modifieds this year.
Two drivers: Steve Paine and Todd Henderson, have yet to lose a feature in their respective divisions so far this year. With just two winners in modified and sportsman competition, there are more than 40 other drivers ready to break their streaks.
Ron Cartwright was fast again on Friday but ended up 2nd. He will lead the brigade of hungry campaigners looking to defeat “The Hurricane” in the Marbles Automotive 358-Modified Division.
Justin Wright nearly broke Todd Henderson’s streak in last Friday’s Hoselton Automotive Crate Sportsman event, but came up just short. J-Dub, along with Brady Fultz and the rest of the ever-growing class look to become the 2nd winner ever in the history of the division.
Fresh off his second career BRP CanAm Series victory at Black Rock, Larry Knowles walks into Friday with the point lead in the Freedom Village USA Super Stocks. Knowles has stated he doesn’t plan on running the full season at the 4/10-mile, but so far he has yet to relinquish the point lead to names like Wonderling and Sutherland.
Chris Leroux finally captured his first career win at Black Rock, holding off Terry Povoski in the Regional Truck Pro Truck/ Street Stock Division. The first two events of the year have been non-point shows, but this week that all changes as the pursuit towards the firs combined championship begins with the 20-lap feature Friday.
Scott Yaw continues to lead the points in the Signs Plus of Kanona 4-cylinders but is another driver insisting he will not run the full
schedule. That means that hot shoes like Speicher, Ayers and Cummings will be racing towards the season title.
The Black Rock Bandits continues to be more than just an appetizer at the beginning of the night; they are almost a complete meal. With four winners in four weeks, the bandits look for a high-five Friday with new names looking to add to the list of Victory Lane visitors.
This will be the first night with mandated RACEiver one-way radios. Racing action will begin at its standard time of 6:45 p.m. Adult general admission is just $10 with family packs, as always, available.
Remember that next week is the Bully Hill Vineyards NY Sprint Nationals presented by S.P. Wilson.