A beautiful evening in Williamson at Spencer Speedway started with heats for the New York Super Stocks. The #9 of Joe Miller would win heat number one from the outside pole and after handicapping land himself on the pole for the 25 lap feature event. Zach Willis and his #75 machine would run hard from his 6th place starting position through the field to win heat number two and the #90 of Nate Peckham would win heat number three after starting 5th and taking over the lead on lap four just prior to a caution caused by a battery gliding across the front stretch.
The feature event would get underway after racers had time to make some adjustments and prepare for the battle ahead. The #9 of Joe Miller would come out of the gate strong and lead laps 1 through 5 with ease. All the while the #75 of Zach Willis was climbing quickly behind him, picking off spots one by one from his tenth place starting post. Positioning himself to strike and strike he did on a lap 5 restart, taking the lead and pulling away from the field. Caution would fly on lap 10 for a car slow on the front straight.
On restart attempt number two, without having completed a lap the field was brought to a halt for a red flag. The #9 of Joe Miller had been helped into the outside wall just shy of turn three and sustained some right front damage. The cars body however was mangled badly exposing everything for all to see.
Zach and his #75 were back out front on the restart and were cruising along comfortably in the lead. Yet he had to know that two time race winner Chris Finocchario in his #8 machine was charging behind him. Chris raced his way from fourth to second in four short laps passing the #90 of Nate Peckham and the #38 of Shaun Frarey. Then as he approached the #75 of Willis the battle would begin.
For the next nine laps the top two would continue the same dance we had witnessed on night number one this year. The moves and countermoves from the two had everyone on the edge of their seats. With just two laps to go Finocchario would drive into turn one deep and complete the pass to take the lead and hold on through to the checkered.
Special thanks to the nights sponsor Rapid Express who saw the #38 of Shaun Frarey (also sponsored by Rapid Express) drive his way to a third place finish. Join us next week at Evans Mills Speedway for the F/A Products 50 lap special event. Racing starts at 6 pm. Hope to see you there!!
Feature Finish: #8 Chris Finocchario, #75 Zach Willis, #38 Shaun Frarey, #90 Nate Peckham, #25 Joel Gleason, #03 Dale Lazzaro, #15 Nick Robinson, #87 Mike Hyman, #5 Sam Rotunda, #7 Josh Hart, #84 Josh Schoonmaker, #40 Jason Dinzler, #91 Dylan Bancroft, #64 Scott Dinzler, #17 Amber VanOrden, #12 Matt Larrivee, #46 Cole Hicks, #52 Kenny Atkins, #77 Jim Helt, #9 Joe Miller, #41 Doug Gavette, #6 Griffin Miller
Heat Winners: #9 Joe Miller, #75 Zach Willis, #90 Nate Peckham
–New York Super Stocks Press Release
-Photo credit: Mark Ranalletta