Battle of Trenton – Sun National Bank Center (NJ) – 12/9/2016

Last updated: December 12, 2016 at 10:10 am
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Your three race winners; Rudolph, Christopher & Flores. (Matt Wiernasz photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Skinny: 

Race #1: Erick Rudolph picked his way forward from fifth spot with a combination of aggression and patience to win the first race.

Race #2: After Rob Neely collided with Brett Michalski, Ted Christopher charged to the lead and held off a fast approaching Jimmy Blewett for the win.

Race #3: Joey Payne dominated the first 15 laps, but Ryan Flores moved Payne high, with the two banging wheels, before Flores got the lead for good.

 

Winner’s Quotes:

Erick Rudolph: You got to have a mixed balance out there. We had a decent starting spot, starting fifth. We were stagnant for a while, once the cautions came out I saw a couple opportunities to improve our position. Eventually I found myself in second and I made a move for the lead.

Ted Chirstopher: One of the nuts fell off, there’s only three left now. It wasn’t bad, it messed the front up a little bit, but it’s still pretty fast. A win is nice, we can only build on it because we don’t have much of a notebook where everyone else has a lot of notes. Start sixth run pretty good, hopefully we’ll be better tomorrow.

Ryan Flores: Joey’s one of the guys who got me in this. He’s the one who introduced me to Mark Lafler, he’s one of the people, why I do this, I’ve known Joey forever. That being said, as good as a friend he is when put our helmets on we have to win. We spend a ton of money to come here and try and win.

 

The Finish: 

Race #1:

1 22 Erick Rudolph
2 23 Zane Zeiner
3 88 Matt Janisch
4 98NY Tommy Catalano
5 8P Earl Paules
6 1B Ryan Tidman
7 66 Chris de Rittis
8 42 Tim Bye
9 29 Ryan Krachun
10 72 Jesse Maurier
11 94L Bruce Leote
12 45 Anthony Payne
13 6 Kyle Hieber
14 449 Dakota Kessler
15 461 Geoff Sutton
16 9R Jonathan Reid
17 61 Zackery Bealer
18 73 Ron Mullen

 

Race #2:

1 49 Ted Christopher
2 76 Jimmy Blewett
3 8L Kyle Lick
4 711 Mike Iles
5 69K Stephen Kemery
6 38 Rob Neely
7 711X Richie Pratt, Jr
8 93 Ryan Bartlett
9 95K Jeff Kot
10 01 Ronnie Flaim
11 9D Jason Dalrymple
12 6G Glenn Haverin
13 98T Tim Proctor
14 73B Brett Michalski
15 2 Jason Rochelle
16 51 Jason Ormsby

 

Race #3:

1 15 Ryan Flores
2 21 Andy Jankowiak
3 7 Tim Buckwalter
4 16 Anthony Sesely
5 94K Scott Kreuter
6 83 Joey Payne
7 75N Shawn Nye
8 98R Matt Roselli
9 43 Brandon Azzalina
10 B3 Aaron Bartemy
11 27T Marc Rogers
12 75Y Mark Yodler
13 25 Matt Remick
14 06 Chad Parks
15 02 AJ Hessler
16 95S Brent Shearer
17 44 Pete Bazar

 

 

Feature Notebook:

Race #1:

-Jonathan Reid got the lead on Lap 1

-Reid’s engine burst into flames on a Lap 11 restart while leading and was hit by Earl Paules.

-Paules was allowed to keep his position as the yellow flag fell. He leads on the restart.

-Eric Rudolph to second on Lap 12

-Rudolph passed Paules for the lead on the outside on a Lap 13 restart.

 

Race #2:

-Tim Proctor led from pole

-Michalski to lead on Lap 2

-Blewett caught in traffic, pops wheelie on Lap 11

-Michalski and Neely collide racing for lead on Lap 12

-Kyle Lick leads

-Ted Christopher dives past Lick for the lead on Lap 15

-Blewett to second Lap 16

 

Race #3

-Joey Payne led off strong

-Ryan Flores forces Payne high, Flores leads on Lap 15

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Erick Rudolph comes in as the defending Trenton and Indoor Racing champion.

Andy Jankowiak has a new ride for Bobby Holmes.

Ted Christopher is in the 49 for Trey Hoddock.

Anthony Sesely is running for Lou Cicconi.

 

Starting Lineups:

Race #1:

1 42 Tim Nye
2 9R Jonathan Reid
3 8P Earl Paules
4 461 Geoff Sutton
5 22 Erick Rudolph
6 98NY Tommy Catalano
7 23 Zane Zeiner
8 45 Anthony Payne
9 1B Ryan Tidman
10 6 Kyle Heiber
11 88 Matt Janisch
12 66 Chris de Rittis
13 72 Jesse Maurier
14 29 Ryan Krachun
15 449 Dakota Kessler

 

Race #2:

1 98T Tim Proctor
2 73B Brett Michalski
3 711 Mike Iles
4 711X Richie Pratt, Jr
5 38 Rob Neely
6 49 Ted Christopher
7 76 Jimmy Blewett
8 69K Stephen Kemery
9 93 Ryan Bartlett
10 55 Steve Craig
11 9D Jason Dalrymple
12 8L Kyle Lick
13 95K Jeff Kot
14 2 Jason Rochelle
15 01 Ronnie Flaim

 

Race #3:

1 83 Joey Payne
2 98R Matt Roselli
3 16 Anthony Sesely
4 21 Andy Jankowiak
5 7 Tim Buckwalter
6 15 Ryan Flores
7 94K Scott Kreuter
8 75N Shawn Nye
9 B3 Aaron Bartemy
10 27T Marc Rogers
11 25 Matt Remick
12 44 Pete Bazar
13 43 Brandon Azzalina
14 95 Dave Shullick, Jr
15 75Y Mark Yodler

 

 

Time Trial Results:

1 94K Scott Kreuter 7.253
2 76 Jimmy Blewett 7.267
2 23 Zane Zeiner 7.267
4 15 Ryan Flores 7.277
5 49 Ted Christopher 7.278
6 98NY Tommy Catalano 7.299
7 7 Tim Buckwalter 7.377
8 38 Rob Neely 7.389
9 22 Erick Rudolph 7.421
10 21 Andy Jankowiak 7.507
11 711X Richie Pratt, Jr 7.511
12 461 Geoff Sutton 7.513
13 16 Anthony Sesely 7.524
14 711 Mike Iles 7.532
15 8 Earl Paules 7.538
16 98R Matt Roselli 7.552
17 73B Brett Michalski 7.572
18 9R Jonathan Reid 7.590
19 83 Joey Payne 7.601
20 98T Tim Proctor 7.608
21 42 Tim Nye 7.618
22 45 Anthony Payne 7.624
23 69K Stephen Kemery 7.634
24 75N Shawn Nye 7.648
25 1B Ryan Tidman 7.673
26 93 Ryan Bartlett 7.712
27 B3 Aaron Bartemy 7.713
28 6 Kyle Hieber 7.727
29 55 Steve Craig 7.783
30 27T Marc Rogers 7.796
31 88 Matt Janisch 7.801
32 9D Jason Dalrymple 7.811
33 25 Matt Remick 7.827
34 66 Chris de Rittis 7.871
35 8L Kyle Lick 7.875
36 44 Pete Bazar 7.889
37 72 Jesse Maurer 7.926
38 95K Jeff Kot 7.934
39 43 Brandon Azzalina 7.957
40 29 Ryan Krachun 7.960
41 2 Jason Rochelle 7.966
42 95 Dave Shullick, Jr 7.992
43 449 Dakota Kessler 7.998
44 01 Ronnie Flaim 8.004
45 75Y Mark Yodler 8.130
46 94L Bruce Leote 8.151
47 51 Jason Ormsby 8.167
48 61 Zackery Bealer 8.194
49 02 AJ Hessler 8.203
50 6G Glenn Haverin 8.347
51 73 Ron Mullen 8.546
52 06 Chad Parks 8.547

 

Last Chance Race Results:

1 94L Bruce Leote
2 51 Jason Ormsby
3 02 AJ Hessler
4 61 Zackery Bealer
5 6G Glenn Haverin
6 06 Chad Parks
7 73 Ron Mullen

 

Car Count: 52 TQ Midgets

 

Entry List: 

1 B3 Aaron Bartemy
2 01 Ronnie Flaim
3 02 AJ Hessler
4 06 Chad Parks
5 2 Jason Rochelle
6 3 Ryan Susice
7 6PA Kyle Heiber
8 6DE John Fortin
9 7 Tim Buckwalter
10 8L Kyle Lick
11 8P Earl Paules
12 9D Jason Dalrymple
13 9R Jonathan Reid
14 15 Ryan Flores
15 16 Anthony Sesely
16 21 Andy Jankowiak
17 22 Erick Rudolph
18 23 Zane Zeiner
19 25 Matt Remick
20 27T Marc Rogers
21 29 Ryan Krachun
22 38 Rob Neely
23 42 Tim Nye
24 43 Brandon Azzalina
25 43C David Calabrese
26 44 Pete Bazar
27 45 Anthony Payne
28 49 Ted Christopher
29 51 Jason Ormsby
30 55 Steve Craig
31 61 Zackery Bealer
32 66 Chris de Rittis
33 66N Andrew Nye
34 69K Stephen Kemery
35 73 Ron Mullen
36 73B Brett Michalski
37 75N Shawn Nye
38 75Y Mark Yodler
39 76 Jimmy Blewett
40 83 Joey Payne
41 88 Matt Janisch
42 93 Ryan Bartlett
43 94K Scott Kreuter
44 94L Bruce Leote
45 95 Dave Shullick, Jr
46 98NY Tommy Catalano
47 98P Tim Proctor
48 98R Matt Roselli
49 449 Dakota Kessler
50 461 Geoff Sutton
51 711 Mike Iles
52 711X Richie Pratt, Jr

 

 

Qualifying Format: Time Trials will set three qualifying races which will determine cars to qualify for Saturday main.

 

Event Schedule: 

5pm: Time Trials

6:30: Grandstands Open

7:30: TQ Last Chance (10-laps)

Champ Kart Heats (8-laps each)

TQ Qualifying Race #1 (20-laps)

Champ Kart B-Main (8-laps)

TQ Qualifying Race #2 (20-laps)

Champ Kart Feature (20-laps)

TQ Qualifying Race #3 (20-laps)

 

Who to Watch For: Erick Rudolph, Jimmy Blewett, Ryan Flores, Rob Neely, Ted Christopher, Anthony Sesely

 

Title Fight:  First race of the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Championship season

 

The Track: Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. Mini-oval on the arena floor.

 

Weather: Indoors (Mid 20’s outside)

 

Next Series Race: PPL Center, Allentown, PA on December 30-31

 

 

Speed Central: Rudolph, TC & Flores Winners at Trenton Friday