Rod Spalding Classic 75 - Chemung Speedrome (NY) - 8/6/16

Last updated: August 8, 2016 at 8:46 am
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Patrick Emerling took the lead from Daren Scherer late and held off a hard charging Chuck Hossfeld to claim the Rod Spalding Classic 75 victory. (Speed51.com/MoJo Photos)

 

Notebook: 

  • Today is round #10 of the 2016 Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Modified Tour
  •  T.J Zacharias will be in the Catalano 54 pending Tommy Catalano's arrival.
  • Practice under way at 4:49 pm
  • Chuck Hossfeld sets fast time for the eighth time this season.
  • Mike Leaty, Chuck Hossfeld, and Bryan Sherwood will start their heat races from the pole position for qualifying fastest in their groups.
  • Ken Canestrari and Doug Reaume are here in the pit area, but did not take to the speedway for time trials.
  • Mike Leaty, Chuck Hossfeld, and Bryan Sherwood all take heat race victories.
  • Daren Scherer draws the pole position for tomight's Rod Spalding Classic 75.

 

What Won the Race:

Tonight's Rod Spalding Classic 75 was a race of survival.  Race winner Patrick Emerling received relatively heavy body damage to the left rear of the Buffalo Auto Auction #07 mid-way through the 75-lap event,, but that would not stop him from taking the lead with around 10 laps to go, taking his fifth win of the 2016 Race of Champions Modified Tour.

 

The Finish:

1) 07 Patrick Emerling 

2) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

3) 3 Daren Scherer

4) 25 Mike Leaty

5) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

6) 32 Tyler Rypkema

7) 95 Bryan Sherwood

8) 27j Andy Jankowiak

9) 53 Brian DeFebo

10) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

11) 45 Kevin Timmerman

12) 64 Amy Catalano

13) 54 Tommy Catalano

14) 39 Calvin Carroll

15) 59 Karl Hehr

16) 65 George Skora III

17) 20 Jody Buckley

18) 14 Doug Reaume

19) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

20) 1 Chris Ridsdale

21) 65L Andy Lewis

22) 27 Donny Hartzell

23) 40 Tommy Rought

24) 17 Ken Canestrari

 

The Skinny:

Daren Scherer and Bryan Sherwood brought the field to the green flag for the Rod Spalding Classic 75.  Scherer would jump out into the early lead and would hold off charges from Bryan Sherwood and then Jimmy Zacharias on several restarts.  The field was slowed several times for spins and crashes which eliminated sever cars including Doug Reaume, T.J. Potrzebowski, Chris Ridsdale, and Andy Lewis.  Scherer continued to lead until around 10 laps to go when Patrick Emerling would dive to the inside of Scherer and make the pass for the lead.  Emerling would hold off a late race charge by Chuck Hossfeld to claim his fifth win of the 2016 Race of Champions season.

 

Winning Quote:

"We haven't really run that great here in the past so it feels great to get our first win here at the Chemung Speedrome."

 

Winning Crew Chief: 

Jan Leaty

 

Winning Chassis:

Troyer Race Cars

 

Winning Shocks: 

Bilstein Shocks

 

Winning Engine: 

Performance Engines by Billy the Kid

 

On the Move:

Tommy Catalano was the man on the move.  Catalano survived a couple of spins after starting the race in the last (24th) position and advanced up to the 13th position at the lap 75 finish gaining 11 positions.

 

Biggest Loser:

"The Pirahna" T.J. Potrzebowski was the big loser from tonight's 75-lap RoC event not only losing 7 positions from his 12th starting spot to finish 19th, but destroying the right side of the #51.

 

Staring Lineup:

1) 3 Daren Scherer

2) 95 Bryan Sherwood

3) 32 Tyler Rypkema

4) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

5) 53 Brian DeFebo

6) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

7) 27j Andy Jankowiak

8) 07 Patrick Emerling

9) 25 Mike Leaty

10) 65 George Skora III

11) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

12) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

13) 54 T.J. Zacharias

14) 39 Calvin Carroll

15) 45 Kevin Timmerman

16) 65L Andy Lewis

17) 20 Jody Buckley

18) 27 Donny Hartzell

19) 40 Tommy Rought

20) 64 Amy Catalano

21) 14 Doug Reaume

22) 1 Chris Ridsdale

23) 59 Karl Hehr

24) 17 Ken Canestrari

 

 

Time Trial Results: 

22 Chuck Hossfeld                        14.585

71 Jimmy Zacharias                      14.688

95 Bryan Sherwood                       14.724

25 Mike Leaty                                 14.725

32 Tyler Rypkema                         14.743

07 Patrick Emerling                      14.753

3 Daren Scherer                             14.798

45 Kevin Timmerman                   14.802

10 Daryl Lewis Jr.                          14.809

65 George Skora III                       14.859

51 T.J. Potrzebowski                     14.870

53 Brian DeFebo                            14.875

27 Andy Jankowiak                        14.916

39 Calvin Carroll                             14.922

40 Tommy Rought                         15.055

20 Jody Buckley                             15.095

65 Andy Lewis                                 15.126

27 Donny Hartzell                          15.126

54 T.J. Zacharias                            15.160

1 Chris Ridsdale                              15.264

64 Amy Catalano                            15.302

59 Karl Hehr                                    15.642

14 Doug Reaume                            No Time

17 Ken Canestrari                           No Time

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat #1 Results:

1) 25 Mike Leaty

2) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

3) 65 George Skora III

4) 27j Andy Jankowiak

5) 54 T.J. Zacharias

6) 65L Andy Lewis

7) 40 Tommy Rought

8) 1 Chris Ridsdale

 

Heat #2 Results:

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

2) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

3) 07 Patrick Emerling

4) 53 Brian DeFebo

5) 39 Calvin Carroll

6) 20 Jody Buckley

7) 64 Amy Catalano

8) 59 Karl Hehr

 

Heat #3 Results:

1) 95 Bryan Sherwood

2) 3 Daren Scherer

3) 32 Tyler Rypkema

4) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

5) 45 Kevin Timmerman

6) 27 Donny Hartzell

7) 14 Doug Reaume

8) 17 Ken Canestrari

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat #1

1) 25 Mike Leaty

2) 65 George Skora III

3) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

4) 27 Andy Jankowiak

5) 40 Tommy Rought

6) 54 T.J. Zacharias

7) 1 Chris Ridsdale

8) 65 Andy Lewis

 

Heat #2

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

2) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

3) 07 Patrick Emerling

4) 53 Brian DeFebo

5) 39 Calvin Carroll

6) 20 Jody Buckley

7) 64 Amy Catalano

8) 59 Karl Hehr

 

Heat #3

1) 95 Bryan Sherwood

2) 32 Tyler Rypkema

3) 3 Daren Scherer

4) 45 Kevin Timmerman

5) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

6) 27 Donny Hartzell

7) 14 Doug Reaume

8) 17 Ken Canestrari

 

Car Count: 

24 Ferris Mowers Race Of Champion Modifieds have checked in here at the Chemung Speedrome.

 

Entry List: 

07 Patrick Emerling

1 Chris Ridsdale

3 Daren Scherer

10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

14 Doug Reaume

17 Ken Canestrari

20 Jody Buckley

22 Chuck Hossfeld

25 Mike Leaty

27 Donny Hartzell

27j Andy Jankowiak

32 Tyler Rypkema

39 Calvin Carroll

40 Tommy Rought

45 Kevin Timmerman

51 T.J Potrzebowski

53 Brian DeFebo

54 T.J Zacharias

59 Karl Hehr

64 Amy Catalano

65L Andy Lewis

65 George Skora III

71 Jimmy Zacharias

95 Bryan Sherwood

 

 

Qualifying Format: 

Green-White-Checkered timed hot laps will determine the Heat Race lineups.  Ten lap heat races will determine a top 4 redraw from each heat race to set the top 12 starting positions for tonight's feature event.  All cars will qualify for tonight's race.

 

Event Schedule: 

Pit gates open at 2:00pm

Grandstand gates open at 4:00pm

Racing starts at 6:00pm

 

Who to Watch For:

Chuck Hossfeld will be one to look for tonight after a win at Spencer Speedway. Patrick Emerling will be one to watch as he is the current points leader.

 

Title Fight: 

Patrick Emerling with 858 points leads over Chuck Hossfeld (795) Mike Leaty (656)

 

Next Race:

The next event on the Race of Champions Modified Tour will be the Tony/Tommy 110 at the Lancaster National Speedway on August 20th.

 

The Track: 

Chemung Speedrome is a 3/8 mile paved oval located in Chemung, NY

 

Weather:

Sunny and 85 degrees at the "Drome'

 

 

Speed Central: One Hand in the Air for Emerling at Chemung