Chris Finocchario scored his second New York Super Stock Series win of the season at Spencer Speedway (NY) Friday night.
The evening started out with action-packed heats from the NYSS with tons of action in the first heat including side by side racing for the third and fourth positions. Finocchario and his No. 8 ride would lead the heat from wire to wire and secure himself a re-draw spot that would put him on the outside pole of the feature race later in the evening.
The second heat would see the No. 84 of Josh Schoonmaker take the checkered flag after starting in fifth place and being sent pit side on lap two for inspection of a possible leakage problem.
The third heat was won by the No. 91 of Dylan Bancroft who also took the race from the pole to the checkered flag with ease.
The three heat winners would redraw for the first three starting spots for the feature and would ensure the enormous crowd on hand that a race was for sure to come.
Finocchario would take the early lead and would have a quarter of a straightaway lead by the third lap while the battle for second heated up behind him between the Nick Robinson and Nate Peckham. Robinson would come out on top of that battle and take over the position on Lap 6.
The first caution would fly on Lap 7 as Griffin Miller, Jim Helt and Matt Larrivee would all come together in turn three, causing front end damage on Helt’s car and forcing the other two competitors to retire.
The green flag would come back out and again Finocchario would once again take a large lead over the field with Nick Robinson being the only one able to keep pace with him. Lap 13 we would see yellow fly again, this time for the No. 17 of Amber VanOrden, who sustained major rear end damage after coming together with the No. 40 of Jason Dinzler.
Following another restart, Finocchario would find himself in a pack all alone with Robinson giving it his all trying to get the drop on the No. 8 without success. Finocchario would take the checkered flag for the second time this year at Spencer Speedway, saying in his post-race interview that the “car handled the same – little bit better” than his first win.
He added, “it’s fun to win, that’s why we keep working hard.”
The Sunoco New York Super Stocks would like to send a big shout out to Aratari Auto Color & Detail for their sponsorship of the evening and can’t wait to see everyone back at Spencer Speedway on June 29 for the third race of the NYSS season.
Feature Finish: #8 Chris Finocchario, #15 Nick Robinson, #90 Nate Peckham, #91 Dylan Bancroft, #38 Shaun Frarey, #22 Willie Strusz, #51 Chris Vogler, #84 Josh Schoonmaker, #25 Joel Gleason, #03 Dale Lazzaro, #9 Joe Miller, #40 Jason Dinzler, #64 Scott Dinzler, #17 Amber VanOrden, #78 Robert Fink, #46 Cole Hicks, #5 Sam Rotunda, #94 Billy Coyle, #6 Griffin Miller, #77 Jim Helt, #12 Matt Larrivee, #41 Doug Gavette
-New York Super Stocks Press Release
-Photo credit: Mark Ranalletta