RoC Modifieds – Chemung Speedrome (NY) – 5/28/16 

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What Won the Race: A front row starting spot and a super fast car all day were a potent combination as Chuck Hossfeld was untouchable in today’s Drome 75 at the Chemung Speedrome.

 

The Finish:

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

2) 07 Patrick Emerling

3) 25 Mike Leaty

4) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

5) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

6) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

7) 32 Tyler Rypkema

8) 17 Roger Coss

9) 53 Brian Defebo

10) 20 Jody Buckley

11) 42 Dave Pecko

12) 95 Bryan Sherwood

13) 45 Kevin Timmerman

14) 54 Tommy Catalano

15) 64 Amy Catalano

16) 59 Karl Hehr

17) 55 Tony Hanbury

18) 39 Calvin Carroll

19) 4 John Wilber

20) 65 George Skora III

21) 66 Austin Kochenash

22) 16 J.R. Kent

23) 60 Matt Hirschman

24) 3 Daren Scherer

25) 7 T.J. Zacharias

 

Notebook:

  • 25 Race of Champions Modifieds on hand to do battle at the Chemung Speedrome.
  • Chuck Hossfeld topped the practice speed charts with a 14.821 second lap.
  • Group timed hot laps set the starting lineups for the heat races.
  • Matt Hirschman fastest in heat race 1 qualifying with a 14.728 second lap.
  • Austin Kochenash sets fast time in heat race 2 qualifying at 14.744.
  • Chuck Hossfeld sets overall fast time and fastest of heat race 3 qualifying at 14.623 seconds around the Chemung Speedrome.
  • T.J. Zacharias had transmission issues in practice and did not take time during group qualifying.
  • Matt Hirschman wins Heat Race #1
  • Austin Kochenash takes home the win in heat #2
  • Chuck Hossfeld wins heat race #3
  • Brian Defebo Redraws the pole position for today’s 75-lap Race of Champions Modified Tour race.
  • Patrick Emerling looks to make it 3 wins in a row for the Race of Champions Modified Tour today.
  • 5:40pm the field is set to go green for the Race of Champions Drome 75.
  • Chuck Hossfeld takes the early lead from Brian DeFebo.
  • Lap 12, contact between Hossfeld and DeFebo in front of the field causes pileup in turn 1 retiring Matt Hirschman from the event.
  • Lap 23, John Wilber and Karl Hehr spin in turn 4 bringing out a caution flag.
  • Lap 31, Jimmy Zacharias comes to a stop off turn 2 to bring out a yellow flag.
  • Lap 43, a spin by Calvin Carroll in car #39 slows the field again.
  • Great racing through the middle of the field, positions changing every lap.
  • T.J. Potrzebowski in car 51 is putting on a late charge up through the field.
  • Chuck Hossfeld goes on to win the Drome 75 at the Chemung Speedrome.

 

Car Count:

25 Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds are on hand here today at the Chemung Speedrome.

 

Title Fight: Patrick Emerling leads the 2016 points championship battle after winning 2 of the first three events. Jimmy Zacharias sits second in the points with Chuck Hossfeld in the third postion.

 

Winning Chassis: Troyer

Winning Engine: Hutter Racing Engines

 

On the Move: T.J. Potrzebowski overcame a poor qualifying effort and an early crash along with a couple of  pit stops to finish in the fifth position after starting in the 16th position.

 

Biggest Loser: Matt Hirschman was on the losing end of the day starting in the 4th position but fell out of the event at lap 12 after a crash in turn 1 resulting in a 23rd place finish.

 

Starting Line-Up:

1) 53 Brain Defebo

2) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

3) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

4) 60 Matt Hirschman

5) 32 Tyler Rypkema

6) 4 John Wilber

7) 95 Bryan Sherwood

8) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

9) 07 Patrick Emerling

10) 17 Roger Coss

11) 66 Austin Kochenash

12) 16 J.R. Kent

13) 25 Mike Leaty

14) 55 Tony Hanbury

15) 54 Tommy Catalano

16) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

17) 39 Calvin Carroll

18) 20 Jody Buckley

19) 65 George Skora III

20) 64 Amy Catalano

21) 7 T.J. Zacharias

22) 3 Daren Scherer

23) 59 Karl Hehr

24) 45 Kevin Timmerman

25) 42 Dave Pecko

 

 

Consolation Race Results:

No consolation event today.

 

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1) 60 Matt Hirschman

2) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

3) 32 Tyler Rypkema

4) 17 Roger Coss

5) 25 Mike Leaty

6) 51 T.J. Potzebowski\

7) 65 George Skora

8) 3 Daren Scherer

9) 45 Kevin Timmerman

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1) 66 Austin Kochenash

2) 16 J.R. Kent

3) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

4) 95 Bryan Sherwood

5) 55 Tony Hanbury

6) 39 Calvin Carroll

7) 64 Amy Catalano

8) 59 Karl Hehr

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

2) 07 Patrick Emerling

3) 4 John Wilber

4) 53 Brian Defebo

5) 20 Jody Buckley

6) 7 T.J Zacharias

7) 54 Tommy Catalano

8) 42 Dave Pecko

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat Race #1

1) 60 Matt Hirschman

2) 51 T.J. Potrzebowski

3) 17 Roger Coss

4) 71 Jimmy Zacharias

5) 65 George Skora III

6) 32 Tyler Rypkema

7) 3 Daren Scherer

8) 25 Mike Leaty

9) 45 Kevin Timmerman

 

Heat Race #2

1) 66 Austin Kochenash

2) 95 Bryan Sherwood

3) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.

4) 16 JR Kent

5) 55 Tony Hanbury

6) 39 Calvin Carroll

7) 64 Amy Catalano

8) 59 Karl Hehr

 

Heat Race #3

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld

2) 07 Patrick Emerling

3) 53 Brian DeFebo

4) 4 John Wilber

5) 20 Jody Buckley

6) 42 Dave Pecko

7) 54 Tommy Catalano


7  T.J. Zacharias did not take time.

 

Qualifying Events:

A times hot lap session will set up the heat race lineups, followed by 3 heat races, and a top 12 qualifying redraw will set today’s starting lineup.

 

Practice Results:

1) 22 Chuck Hossfeld 14.821

2) 17 Roger Coss 14.865

3) 71 Jimmy Zacharias 14.903

4) 3 Daren Scherer 14.958

5) 10 Daryl Lewis Jr. 14.970

 

Event Schedule:

3:05 Qualifying Heat Races Begin

 

Who To Watch For:

T.J. Potrzebowski will be one guy to watch for today looking to turn around a rough start to the 2016 season.

J.R. Kent makes his return to the Race of Champions Modified Tour, he could be a contender today.


The Track:

The 4/10 mile Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, NY.

 

Weather:

91 degrees and Sunny in Chemung.

 

Next Series Race:

The next race for the Race of Champions Modified Tour will be this coming Friday June 3rd at the Spencer Speedway in Williamson, NY.

 

Speed Central: Hossfeld Untouchable at Chemung