9:11
9:10
9:10
9:10
There is a 15 lap B Main for the Street Stock non-qualifiers, but we are going to wrap things up for tonight. We thank the entire Mahoning Valley Speedway staff for their hospitality at Octoberfast and throughout the entire 2014 season.
9:04
Octoberfast Modified 130
Official Results
1 9 59 Matt Hirschman 130
2 5 76 Zane Zeiner 130
3 2 45 Eric Beers 130
4 17 16 Anthony Sesely 130
5 14 22 Don Wagner 130
6 13 41 Todd Baer 130
7 10 44s Kyle Strohl 130
8 18 36 Dave Sapienza 130
9 11 66k Austin Kochenash 130
10 6 3 Nevin George 130
11 19 95 John Markovic 130
12 7 1 Bobby Jones 129
13 15 71 Jimmy Zacharias 128
14 4 08 John Bennett 128
15 12 17 Roger Coss 128
16 3 x66 Shawna Ingraham 127
17 16 15 Rusty Smith 123
18 8 8 Earl Paules 107
19 21 27 Andrew Krause 99
20 23 44 Terry Markovic 97
21 20 9 Brandon Oltra 91
22 1 5 Chip Santee 67
23 22 17z TJ Zacharias 39
9:01
O’Neill does a mini burnout at the flagstand.
9:00
O’Neill cruises to victory over Geist, Curry, Adams, and Rich Emel.
8:59
Another caution came out when Max Emel slowed with a tire down. Single file restart.
8:57
Five to go for Harry O’Neill.
8:55
Caution is out for Scott Adams and Tim Oswald. Oswald pulls off the track as Adams pulls back when the green flag comes out.
8:52
O’Neill enjoys more than a 4.5 second lead with less than 10 to go.
8:51
Three wide for fourth place. O’Neill with a comfortable lead over Geist.
8:50
More contact between Oswald and Curry as the race returns back to green.
8:49
We have not quite reached halfway and another caution has been displayed. Lots of contact going on for second on back while O’Neill has been pulling ahead.
8:45
Full contact racing taking place at the moment as Curry gets shuffled back. Adams runs second as O’Neill checks out in the lead.
8:44
O’Neill and Curry are racing hard for the lead. Winner of this feature will take home $500.
8:43
8:43
Hobby Stocks ready to go prior to their feature (Speed51.com photo).
8:42
Oswald gets extremely loose as O’Neill moves into second and Adams into third. Caution now displayed as Geist stops on the frontstretch.
8:41
Curry passes Oswald for the lead five laps in.
8:41
Mike Sweeney talks about his second place run (Speed51.com photo).
8:40
Wild start as some cars do some dirt tracking through the infield, but green remains out.
8:40
Hobby Stock Lineup (40 Laps)
1 14 Tim Oswald
2 126 Harry O’Neill
3 44 Cody Geist
4 35 Collin Bollinger
5 38 Rich Emel
6 90 Max Emel
7 31 JP Curry
8 13 Scott Adams
9 00 Daniel Hargan
8:32
Zeiner signs the winning check (Speed51.com photo).
8:29
CHECKERED FLAG: Zeiner wins over Sweeney, Althouse, Paules, and Ramos.
8:29
WHITE FLAG: Zeiner opens up a car length advantage on Sweeney.
8:29
GREEN FLAG: Sweeney stays with Zeiner on the restart.
8:28
8:27
Per track rules, it will be a single file restart.
8:26
YELLOW FLAG: Paul Frantz stalls on the track. Gets back going and comes to a stop on the frontstretch infield with smoke billowing from under the hood.
8:25
Lap 58: Two more laps for Zeiner, who continues to lengthen his lead.
8:25
Lap 55: Zeiner puts a lap on fifth place Ramos.
8:24
Lap 53: Paules works by Ramos for fourth.
8:24
Lap 50: 10 to go. It’s about a four second lead for Zeiner over Sweeney.
8:23
Lap 48: Paules tries to chase down Ramos for fourth. This could be Ramos’ last start in a Late Model as he has purchased a Street Stock for next year.
8:23
Lap 45: 15 to go. Sweeney only holds a two car length advantage on Althouse.
8:22
Lap 41: Zeiner enjoying a comfortable lead over Sweeney as they work lapped traffic.
8:21
Lap 36: Paules returns to the top five, but is a half lap behind.
8:21
Lap 33: Paules on the move, to the outside of Steigerwalt for sixth.
8:20
Lap 31: Past halfway. Zeiner leads Sweeney, Althouse, Ramos, and Miller.
8:20
Lap 29: Koehler loses control but the race remains green as he files to the back of the field.
8:20
GREEN FLAG: Zeiner jumps ahead of Sweeney on the restart.
8:19
Travis Fisher called it a night earlier.
8:18
8:17
YELLOW FLAG: Dineen spins in front of the race leaders in turn four.
8:17
Lap 25: Zeiner moves under Sweeney and some contact is made. Zeiner to the lead.
8:16
Lap 22: Zeiner edges underneath Sweeney gets quite loose out of turn four.
8:16
Lap 20: Althouse now moves under Paules for third.
8:15
Lap 17: Sweeney has taken sole possession of the lead. Zeiner gets by Paules for second.
8:15
Lap 15: Side by side for fourth in addition to the lead between Koehler and Althouse.
8:15
GREEN FLAG: Sweeney and Paules side by side again for the lead. Zeiner entering the picture in third.
8:14
Octoberfast Modified 130
Official Results
1 9 59 Matt Hirschman 130
2 5 76 Zane Zeiner 130
3 2 45 Eric Beers 130
4 17 16 Anthony Sesely 130
5 14 22 Don Wagner 130
6 13 41 Todd Baer 130
7 10 44s Kyle Strohl 130
8 18 36 Dave Sapienza 130
9 11 66k Austin Kochenash 130
10 6 3 Nevin George 130
11 19 95 John Markovic 130
12 7 1 Bobby Jones 129
13 15 71 Jimmy Zacharias 128
14 4 08 John Bennett 128
15 12 17 Roger Coss 128
16 3 x66 Shawna Ingraham 127
17 16 15 Rusty Smith 123
18 8 8 Earl Paules 107
19 21 27 Andrew Krause 99
20 23 44 Terry Markovic 97
21 20 9 Brandon Oltra 91
22 1 5 Chip Santee 67
23 22 17z TJ Zacharias 39
8:08
YELLOW FLAG: Multi-car wreck between turns one and two. Dineen, Ramos, Fisher, Hein, Tyson, and Nemeth all involved.
8:07
Lap 10: Sweeney and Paules remain side by side for the lead. Sweeney leads this lap.
8:07
Lap 8: Koehler runs in third with Zeiner behind him.
8:07
Lap 6: Sweeney battles back as they rub fenders for the lead.
8:07
GREEN FLAG: Sweeney and Paules side by side with Paules getting the advantage crossing the line to complete the lap.
8:05
The pass for the lead did not happen before they completed a lap so Sweeney will restart in the lead.
8:05
YELLOW FLAG: Kenny Hein goes around out of turn two.
8:04
Lap 4: Sweeney and Paules make contact and Paules takes the lead.
8:04
Lap 2: Paules marches up to second.
8:04
GREEN FLAG: Ramos gets a good start, but Sweeney comes back on the outside and leads lap one by a nose.
8:03
Danielle Paules spins before the green flag flies.
8:01
Field being told to double up.
7:59
7:58
Scott Kotran broke before heats and will not start the feature.
7:58
Late Model Lineup

1 2 George Ramos
2 d11 Mike Sweeney
3 8 Earl Paules
4 00 Paul Koehler Jr.
5 76 Zane Zeiner
6 15 Jacob Kerstetter
7 98 Jeremy Miller
8 78 Jacob Nemeth
9 22 Frankie Althouse
10 77 Kenny Hein
11 0 Geno Steigerwalt
12 11 Jerry Dineen
13 22t Mark Tyson
14 17w Paul Frantz
15 8F Travis Fisher
16 8p Danielle Paules
17 97 Paul Effrig
18 14 John Parker
7:56
Late Models are up next for their $1,500 to win 60 lap feature.
7:55
Dave Chapman takes his first career Street Stock win in one of the biggest races of the year for the division. Josh Mooney, Steve Steigerwalt, TJ Gursky, and Jillian Long rounded out the top five.
7:54
Hirschman additionally mentioned that at this moment this is the final race for the race winning J&J Motorsports No. 59.
7:52
Hirschman said luck played a big part in getting the win, especially since all three of the top finishers could have had their night ended due to potential damage in the chain reaction incident. He also believed that Zeiner had a better car on short runs.
7:50
Less than 10 laps remain in the Street Stock feature. Chapman holds the lead barely on Mooney and Steigerwalt. Kromer has been shuffled back on the outside several positions.
7:49
Zeiner chalked it up to a racing deal. He saw an opening for the lead and went for it before the caution flew. In the end, he believed that he had a better car than Hirschman but admitted that he got free coming out of two allowing Hirschman to come through and pass him on the inside.
7:46
7:45
Eric Beers was relatively unhappy with Zane Zeiner after the race. His view was that Zeiner went over the left rear of his Modified as they approached the slow car of Shawna Ingraham.
7:42
25 to go in the Street Stock feature. Chapman continues to lead Kromer, Mooney, Kuhn, and Steigerwalt.
7:32
1/3 of the way through the Street Stock feature. A couple more cautions have changed the running order. Dave Chapman currently leads Aaron Kromer.
7:32
7:21
First caution out as Brian Labar has gone around.
7:19
Wentz is out to the early lead over Mooney and Chapman. Gursky and Kromer side by side for fourth.
7:18
This race is $2,000 to win.
7:16
Street Stock Lineup (75 Laps)
1 X Matt Wentz
2 19 TJ Gursky
3 62 Josh Mooney
4 43 Aaron Kromer
5 38 Zach Graver
5 5 Dave Chapman
6 11c Cory Edelman
7 21 Steve Hoffman
9 18 Jared Ahner
10 45 Todd Ahner
11 44L Brian Labar
12 22 Jamie Smith
13 51 Jason Kuhn
14 97 Jillian Long
15 28 Gene Bowers
16 17r Cody Roth
17 44m Paul Morgan Jr.
18 91 Stacey Brown
19 08 Jon Tracey
20 26 Steven Steigerwalt
21 83 Randy Ahner Jr.
22 44F Tommy Flanagan
7:15
7:14
We will have limited updates of the Street Stock feature in order to get some post-race reaction from the Modified competitors.
7:13
Comment From Chris

are you guys doing this only for the mods or will you be doing it for the street stocks as well?

7:13
Street Stock field is ready to go 75 laps (Speed51.com photo).
7:11
Zane Zeiner gets a fair share of jeers from the crowd for the earlier contact with Beers. On the other hand, they erupted in cheers when Beers was interviewed.
7:08
Hirschman talks to track announcer Dino Oberto about his second Octoberfast victory (Speed51.com photo).
7:06
Comment From Harry

Money

7:02
7:02
CHECKERED FLAG: Hirschman wins Octoberfast 2014 over Zeiner, Beers, Sesely, and Wagner.
7:02
WHITE FLAG: Hirschman opens lead by a car length.
7:02
Lap 127: Zeiner closes on Hirschman as Hirschman struggles with lapped car of Jones.
7:01
Lap 126: Hirschman clears lapped traffic as laps wind down.
7:01
Lap 124: Beers working on Sesely for third.
7:01
Lap 122: Hirschman catching lapped traffic. Still a comfortable lead over Zeiner
7:00
Lap 120: 10 to go. Beers under Wagner for fourth.
7:00
Lap 118: Hirschman begins to stretch the lead.
7:00
Lap 116: Beers to the outside of Baer for fifth.
6:59
Lap 114: Hirschman clears Zeiner out of turn three for the lead.
6:59
Lap 113: Hirschman dives low. They are even at the line.
6:59
Lap 111: Beers on the move. Under Sapienza for sixth.
6:59
Lap 109: Hirschman inching closer to Zeiner for the lead.
6:58
GREEN FLAG: Zeiner gets the advantage over Hirschman on the restart.
6:58
23 laps will remain when the race returns to green.
6:56
YELLOW FLAG: Paules stops in turn three for the second time tonight.
6:56
Lap 108: Beers still not picking up any ground. George and Jones run side by side in front of him.
6:56
Lap 106: Battle for fifth between Baer and Sapienza.
6:55
Lap 104: Zeiner and Hirschman pulling away. Sesely and Wagner battle for third.
6:55
Lap 102: Beers up to ninth after pitting under caution.
6:55
Lap 100: 30 to go. Sesely tries to stay with Hirschman but is unable to.
6:55
GREEN FLAG: The two past Octoberfast winners lead the field. Zeiner jumpt to the front.
6:54
Officials deemed Ingraham was the cause of the caution. Since Zeiner and Hirschman did not lose control and resumed they will restart in first and second. Will be interesting to see if they suffered any damage slowing up.
6:52
Beers comes into the pits.
6:51
YELLOW FLAG: Ingraham slows drastically and Beers gets tagged around to avoid her. Zeiner and Hirschman get involved.
6:50
Lap 99: Hirschman to the inside of Sesely.
6:50
GREEN FLAG: Beers gets the lead while Zeiner moves under Sesely for second.
6:49
Paules’ crew is looking underneath his Modified in the pit area.
6:48
YELLOW FLAG: Paules slows and Jones goes around toward the infield.
6:47
Lap 97: Zeiner pressuring Sesely for second.
6:47
Lap 96: Hirschman to the outside of Paules for fourth.
6:47
Lap 95: Zeiner on the top side taking third.
6:46
GREEN FLAG: Sesely stays even with Beers, but Beers pulls ahead coming out of two.
6:42
YELLOW FLAG: Kochenash slows in turn two.
6:42
Lap 93: Hirschman and Zeiner side by side for fourth.
6:42
GREEN FLAG: Sesely not able to do anything with Beers on the start. Paules moves to the inside for second.
6:41
Pole starter Chip Santee is out of the race.
6:40
39 to go. Top 10: Beers, Sesely, Paules, Zeiner, Hirschman, Krause, Markovic, Sapienza, Strohl, Wagner.
6:38
Kochenash and George come into the pits.
6:37
6:36
Zeiner and Hirschman evaded any contact.
6:35
YELLOW FLAG: Chain reaction between Baer and Paules, and causes Kochenash to go around. Behind them Oltra and Bennett among those suffering damage.
6:34
GREEN FLAG: Beers beats Kochenash to the first turn. Baer to the inside of Kochenash,
6:34
Beers has led every lap. 21 of 23 starters continue to run.
6:32
Order when race returns to green: Beers, Kochenash, Baer, Sesely, Paules, Zeiner, Krause, Hirschman, John Markovic, Sapienza.
6:31
Wagner and George come in the pits. Strategy could be playing out here as teams are permitted to put the tire they started the race back on.
6:30
6:29
YELLOW FLAG: Strohl spins to the inside of turn two.
6:29
Lap 89: Nearly going three wide in front of Zeiner and Hirschman for fourth through seventh positions.
6:28
Lap 87: Zeiner gets by Hirschman and looks to the outside of Krause.
6:28
Lap 85: Since this race has passed lap 75 there will not be any more tire changes.
6:28
Lap 83: Next car to go a lap down could be Ingraham.
6:27
Lap 81: Hirschman takes another position.
6:27
Lap 79: Hirschman quietly moving up. Now ninth. Zeiner 10th.
6:27
Lap 77: Beers enjoys approximately a two second advantage. Coss and Zacharias have lost a lap.
6:26
Lap 75: Sapienza slipping back. Sesely and Krause go by.
6:26
Lap 73: Baer up to third.
6:26
Lap 71: Next car in danger of losing a lap is Jimmy Zacharias.
6:25
Lap 68: Zeiner and Hirschman beginning to pick up the pace. Now 11th and 14th.
6:25
Lap 65: Halfway. Order is Beers, Kochenash, Jones, Baer, Paules, Sapienza, Sesely, Krause, Bennett, George.
6:24
Lap 63: Baer works by Paules for fourth.
6:24
Lap 61: Beers laps by Terry Markovic and continues to lead Kochenash.
6:24
Lap 59: Krause in the top ten for the first time tonight.
6:23
Lap 57: Sesely on the move and runs in eigith. Baer passes Sapienza for fifth.
6:23
Lap 54: Beers lengthens the lead on Kochenash.
6:23
Lap 52: Ingraham getting shuffled way back on the outside. Sapienza being shown in fifth.
6:22
Lap 50: 80 laps to go. Beers has led every one so far.
6:22
Lap 48: Jones completes the pass on Paules for third.
6:22
Lap 46: Ingraham gets shuffled back to fifth while Jones takes advantage and moves inside of Paules for third.
6:21
GREEN FLAG: Beers by himself on the start after turn one. Kochenash up to second.
6:21
Beers did not pit and lost the lead late to Zeiner in last year’s Octoberfast feature.
6:20
Order when back to green will be Beers, Paules, Kochenash, Ingraham, Jones, George, Sapienza, Coss, Baer, and John Markovic.
6:20
6:19
Zeiner taking a right front while Hirschman takes on a new right rear. Zeiner did not pit in this race last year, while Hirschman was caught up in a wreck coming back up through the field after a pit stop.
6:18
No takers on pit road except further back in the field. Bennett, Zeiner, Hirschman, Oltra, and Jimmy Zacharias come in.
6:17
YELLOW FLAG: Terry Markovic spins on the inside of turn three. TJ Zacharias has pulled off the track.
6:17
Lap 45: Coss brought out the last caution is already up to ninth.
6:16
Lap 42: Kochenash has moved into fourth and the next lap passes Ingraham for third.
6:16
Lap 40: Zeiner gives up 10th position from Oltra. Both past winners outside the top 10.
6:15
Lap 38: Paules working all over the back of Beers for the lead. Moving to the outside which is his preferred line at this track.
6:15
Lap 36: Hirschman has fallen out of the top 10. Could perhaps be strategy.
6:15
Lap 34: Beers and Paules have checked out. Kochenash works his way into the top five.
6:14
Lap 32: Ingraham passes Bennett for third. Jones moves into fourth.
6:14
Lap 29: Sapienza has moved from 18th starting spot to battling Zeiner for eighth position.
6:14
Lap 26: George still caught on the outside as Bennett moves by and Ingraham tries to move inside of him.
6:13
GREEN FLAG: Beers has a good restart while Paules moves into second.
6:12
Green flag laps only count. Field is doubling up for the restart.
6:12
The winningest Modified driver in Mahoning history has led every lap in this race. When the race resumes the order will be Beers, George, Paules, Bennett, Ingraham, Zeiner, Jones, Hirschman, Kochenash, and Strohl. Santee came in for a late pit stop.
6:10
6:09
Wagner, Krause, and Smith all elect to come in for a pit stops. Appears that they are all taking on a tire. Teams have that choice up until lap 75.
6:08
YELLOW FLAG: Coss goes for spin between turns two and three.
6:08
Lap 23: Kochenash pressuring Hirschman for ninth place. Coss dives under Strohl for 11th.
6:08
Lap 22: Ingraham has moved past Santee for fifth.
6:08
Lap 20: George and Paules have worked by Bennett for second and third.
6:07
Lap 18: Beers slowly approaching traffic. The first cars in danger of going a lap down are TJ Zacharias and Terry Markovic.
6:07
Lap 16: George all over the back of Bennett for second as Beers stretches the lead.
6:06
Lap 14: Hirschman clears Strohl and looks for eighth by Jones.
6:06
Lap 12: Hirschman runs side by side with Strohl for the ninth spot.
6:06
Lap 10: Beers leads by two car lengths over Bennett, George, and Paules.
6:06
Lap 8: Defending winner Zeiner rides in seventh.
6:05
Lap 6: Ingraham has slipped from third to sixth on the start and looks to the outside of Santee.
6:05
Lap 4: George takes third from Santee with Paules filing in for fourth.
6:04
Lap 2: Bennett works to the outside of Santee and takes second.
6:04
GREEN FLAG: Eric Beers gets the edge on the initial lap and will lead lap one.
6:04
Field is forming up double file for the wave lap.
6:03
The Octoberfast 2014 field of 23 Modifieds (Speed51.com photo).
6:01
Tony Hirschman watches up top in the tower viewing area (Speed51.com photo).
5:56
Modified Feature Lineup
(130 Laps)
1 5 Chip Santee
2 45 Eric Beers
3 x66 Shawna Ingraham
4 08 John Bennett
5 76 Zane Zeiner
6 3 Nevin George
7 1 Bobby Jones
8 8 Earl Paules
9 59 Matt Hirschman
10 44s Kyle Strohl
11 66k Austin Kochenash
12 17 Roger Coss
13 41 Todd Baer
14 22 Don Wagner
15 71 Jimmy Zacharias
16 15 Rusty Smith
17 16 Anthony Sesely
18 36 Dave Sapienza
19 95 John Markovic
20 9 Brandon Oltra
21 27 Andrew Krause
22 17z TJ Zacharias
23 44 Terry Markovic
5:55
5:54
Modifieds are rolling out and drivers are being introduced.
5:49
Roger Coss and a crew member bring down their pit box in preparation for the Modified feature (Speed51.com photo).
5:46
Officials have been called to their post and Modifieds to the staging area at this time.
5:45
5:39
Your top 12 Octoberfast 2014 Modified starters (Speed51.com photo).
5:37
List of Octoberfast 2014 Sponsors and Supporters:
Gary Lee’s Brown-Daub KIA, Easton
Official sponsor of Modified 130

Harry’s U-Pull-It, West Hazleton
Official sponsor of Street Stock 75

Tom Ring
Sponsor of Dirt Mods

Future Homes, Kunkletown
Official sponsor of Jr. Slingshots

Warren Pallet Company, Bloomsbury, NJ
Official sponsor of Jr. Slingshots

Sweeney Racing – $100 to highest non MVS regular in Late Model feature

Five Star Race Car Bodies, Twin Lakes Wisconsin – Late Model only choice of nose or tail to Hard Luck Award

Jones Racing Products, Ottsville
Hard Luck Award Dirt Modified
$100 Gift Certificate

S&D Bodyline, Bath
Asphalt Modified and Dirt Modified HARD LICK AWARD to be given to the driver who suffers the hardest crash of the weekend. Hard Lick winner gets free outer body kit.

Keystone Harley Davidson, Lehighton
8 $25 gift certificates

Steve Hoffman Snap-on Tools, Lehighton
Tools for Street Stocks and Jr. Slingshots

Position 4:
Bernheisel Race Components/Precision Powder Coat, Jonestown
$100 discount toward powder coating to Asphalt Modified, Dirt Modified, Street Stock and Late Model

Position 7:
Wrisco Industries, Edison N.J.
4′ x 8′ x 040 white aluminum sheets …. 3 sheets each for Asphalt Modified and Dirt Modified. 2 each for Street Stock and Late Model. 1 sheet for Hobby and SpeedSTR

Positions 5 &10: Asphalt Modified …. Positions 1 & 5: ALL other divisions including SpeedSTRs and Slingers
Baer Shock Repair & Dyno Service, Kempton
2 FREE Shock Dyno’s

Position 13:
Himmer Graphics, Lake Ariel
$100 discount toward lettering for Asphalt Modified and Hobby Stock

Position 6:
S&D Bodyline, Bath
$50 discount off any outer body kit for Asphalt Modified, Dirt Modified and Street Stock
Late Model 20% off ANY S&D made Aluminum panel
Hobby Stock 50% off any in stock Blem/2nd sheet of Aluminum

Position 9: Asphalt Modified and Dirt Modified
Ant’s Pick Ur Nose, Bath
25% off any S&D made nose
Late Model & Street Stock 5% off a Five Star plastic nose/bumper cover

Position 12:
MC Rods & Rebuilds, Bath
50% off a set of radius rods [Not including Dirt tie bar & drag link] Asphalt Modified and Dirt Mod

Position 15:
$25 off labor only [parts not included] transmission or rear end repair and service
Asphalt Modified, Dirt Mod and Late Model

Position 8:
S&D Bodyline South, Jackson N.J.
$50 Discount off any outer body kit Asphalt Modified and Dirt Mod

Position 16:
CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Quakertown
25% off gift certificate to Late Model, Street Stock and Hobby Stock

Dur-A-Flexglass, Warwick R.I.
$25 off a fiberglass hood. Asphalt Modified, Dirt Mod, Street Stock and Late Model

MC Rods the $25 off is for A Mod D Mod, Late Model Position 15

ATL Fuel Cells Ramsey N.J.
TBA

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Florida N.Y.
TBA

S & S Indoor Speedway, Rt. 209 Stroudsburg
2 $75 gift certificates to All-Star Slingshots

Slinger Warehouse
Set of clutch shoes for Jr. Slingshot

RS Fabrication, Kunkletown
2 rear bumpers to All-Star Slingshot and Jr. Slingshot

Brodheadsville Auto Zone
Royal Purple Oil to All-Star Slingshot and Jr. Slingshot

Jimmy Wismer’s Wis Fab, Upper Black Eddy
$50 Jr. Slingshots

Wall Stadium Speedway, Wall N.J.
Winner of our Asphalt Modified race is a guaranteed starter in this year’s Turkey Derby November 28-29 2014
Zane Zeiner is there guaranteed starter by virtue of his win last Saturday, October18 in Spooky Spectacular 100

5:35
Impressive crowd continues to file in for tonight\’s features (Speed51.com photo).
5:33
George Ramos drew the pole for the Late Model feature along side Mike Sweeney. When asked what the strategy is for the 60 lap feature, Ramos emphatically said “GO!”
5:31
5:24
Latest Late Model feature winner Mike Sweeney and his little race car driver buddy patiently wait to draw (Speed51.com photo).
5:14
Three time Street Stock champion TJ Gursky will start outside front row.
5:13
Matt Wentz draws the Street Stock pole in his unique \”Wooly Bully\” number X (Speed51.com photo).
5:09
Modified redraw lineup : 5 Chip Santee 45 Eric Beers 66 Shawna Ingraham 08 John Bennett 76 Zane Zeiner 3 Nevin George 1 Bobby Jones 8 Earl Paules 59 Matt Hirschman 44s Kyle Strohl 66k Austin Kochenash 17 Roger Coss
5:05
Matt Hirschman\’s niece Mia draws the ninth place starting license plate (Speed51.com photo).
5:00
Zane Zeiner\’s son is all dressed up to draw for his dad. Zane will roll off fifth (Speed51.com photo).
4:53
Earl Paules is the only heat race winner that did not draw the top two rows. He will start eighth.
4:52
Shawna Ingraham turned the fastest lap time in heats and draws third starting position (Speed51.com photo).
4:50
Heat race one winner Chip Santee draws the pole (Speed51.com photo).
4:50
Heat race one winner Chip Santee draws the pole (Speed51.com photo).
4:44
4:43
Terry Zacharias (left), father of TJ and Jimmy Zacharias, talks with track promoter Floyd Santee(right) earlier (Speed51.com photo).
4:40
Brown wins the second consi over Steigerwalt. Flanagan gets by Wambold with some contact for the final transfer spot. Shultz and Noe will not be in the feature later on.
4:38
Brown leads Wambold and Steigerwalt. Caution is out for Noe spinning in turn three. Emel has pulled of the track.
4:35
Following the second Street Stock consi will be an intermission featuring the redraw for all the divisions as well as a “Trick or Treat” for kids on the frontstretch.
4:33
4:33
Paul Morgan Jr., Jon Tracey, and Randy Ahner Jr. transfer into the feature. Fourth place Troy Bollinger runs Ahner up the track after the checkered flag after some contact during the consi. Justin Mooney could receive a provisional.
4:28
The first of two Street Stock consolation race is about to get underway. Top three will transfer from each.
4:27
CHECKERED FLAG: Sesely, Sapienza, John Markovic, Oltra, Krause, and TJ Zacharias will transfer into the feature later on. Terry Markovic has the option to be an addition to the field.
4:26
GREEN FLAG: Sesely to the front again over Sapienza. Battle is for the last transfer spot. TJ Zacharias under Brent Wentz.
4:24
4:23
YELLOW FLAG: something wrong with the right front of Wanamaker. Hard luck for last year’s runner up as he will not be in today’s feature.
4:22
Lap 10: Brent Wentz holds the final transfer spot over Zacharias.
4:22
GREEN FLAG: Sesely gets the advantage. Sapienza dives below John Markovic for second.
4:20
Wentz gets back going and we are ready for a start. Verwys gives up the final transfer spot and heads to the pits.
4:20
No start as Brent Wentz stalls in turn four.
4:19
Field doubles up for the restart. Wanamaker, who finished second in last year’s Octoberfast feature, runs back in ninth.
4:18
YELLOW FLAG: Terry Markovic has a left rear down in turn one. He and John Markovic are the only drivers eligible for a provisional.
4:17
Lap 8: TJ Zacharias and Brent Wentz battle for seventh but are losing ground on Verwys.
4:17
Lap 5: Markovic and Sesely still side by side. Krause and Verwys currently run in the final two transfer positions.
4:16
Lap 3: Sapienza settles in third while Oltra gets a little loose in fourth.
4:16
GREEN FLAG: Markovic and Sesely side by side up front and remain that way.
4:16
Top 6 will transfer into the feature.
4:15
Modified Consolation Lineup (12 Laps):

1 95 John Markovic
2 16 Anthony Sesely
3 36 Dave Sapienza
4 9 Brandon Oltra
5 17z TJ Zacharias
6 27 Andrew Krause
7 72 Brent Wentz
8 18 Patrick Verwys
9 22N Wilton Nickerson
10 4 Barry Callavini
11 44 Terry Markovic
12 44c Chip Wanamaker
4:15
Track announcer Dino Oberto talks with race sponsor Gary Lee of Brown Daub Kia (Speed51.com photo).
4:13
Geist won a caution free heat over Oswald, Adams, and Skupski.
4:11
Hobby Stock Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 44 Cody Geist
2 14 Tim Oswald
3 13 Scott Adams
4 38 Jay Skupski
4:11
O’Neill wins over Emel, Curry, and Bollinger.
4:10
Hargan did not start the heat. O’Neill leads early.
4:09
Hobby Stock Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 126 Harry O’Neill
2 35 Collin Bollinger
3 00 Daniel Hargan
4 90 Max Emel
5 31 JP Curry
4:07
CHECKERED FLAG: Nemeth wins the final LM heat over Sweeney, Althouse, and Zeiner.
4:07
Lap 8: Field laps by Parker safely. Nemeth continues to lead while Althouse looks for second.
4:07
Lap 5: Zeiner and Fisher not making up much ground at this point back in fourth and fifth.
4:06
Lap 3: Sweeney remains on the outside of Nemeth.
4:06
GREEN FLAG: Nemeth not giving Sweeney an inch to begin with out front.
4:05
John Parker is a late addition in a rather old looking Late Model.
4:04
Late Model Heat Race 3 Lineup
1 78 Jacob Nemeth
2 d11 Mike Sweeney
3 22 Frankie Althouse
4 97 Paul Effrig
5 76 Zane Zeiner
6 8F Travis Fisher
4:04
CHECKERED FLAG: Kerstetter gets his first ever heat race win. Steigerwalt edges Hein for second followed by Dineen in fourth.
4:03
Lap 8: Dineen up to fourth and catching second and third.
4:03
Lap 5: Kerstetter’s motor doesn’t sound the healthiest, but he continues to lead by many car lengths.
4:02
Lap 3: Hein moves into second with Steigerwalt following by.
4:02
GREEN FLAG: Kerstetter out front as Frantz drifts high.
4:01
Kotran will not make the start.
4:00
Late Model Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 15 Jacob Kerstetter
2 17w Paul Frantz
3 77 Kenny Hein
4 99k Scott Kotran
5 0 Geno Steigerwalt
6 11 Jerry Dineen
4:00
4:00
CHECKERED FLAG: Paules wins over Koehler, Ramos, and Miller.
3:59
GREEN FLAG: Paules gets the advantage but Koehler stays with him.
3:58
YELLOW FLAG: Danielle Paules goes for a spin.
3:57
Lap 6: Front three have pulled ahead while Ramos, Tyson, and Danielle Paules race for fourth.
3:57
Lap 4: Paules goes to the lead.
3:56
Lap 2: Miller isn’t giving up just yet on the outside for second.
3:56
GREEN FLAG: The inside line gets the advantage as Koehler and Paules move to the front.
3:55
Late Model Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 00 Paul Koehler Jr.
2 98 Jeremy Miller
3 8 Earl Paules
4 2 George Ramos
5 22t Mark Tyson
6 8p Danielle Paules
3:55
Kids Halloween costume contest taking place behind the stands (Speed51.com photo).
3:54
Jared Ahner wins over Aaron Kromer and Steve Hoffman. Stacey Brown slid in attempt to get fourth but ends up just short as Roth advances.
3:50
Stacey Brown goes around and brings out the yellow.
3:49
Comment From Guest

Good luck Gary Noe and everyone else today!

3:49
Battle is for fourth between Steigerwalt and Brown.
3:49
Noe has been shuffled to last as Roth and Kromer move into redraw spots.
3:48
Ahner is out front as other competitors look to work by Noe.
3:48
Gary Noe competes regularly at Shangri-La II Motor Speedway.
3:47
Street Stock Heat Race 4 Lineup
1 18 Jared Ahner
2 99 Gary Noe
3 17r Cody Roth
4 21 Steve Hoffman
5 43 Aaron Kromer
6 91 Stacey Brown
7 26 Steven Steigerwalt
3:46
3:46
Wentz wins heat three over 2014 champion Gursky, Josh Mooney, and Bowers.
3:45
Behind them Gursky and Josh Mooney split Brighthaupt and shuffle him back further.
3:45
Wentz gets Brighthaupt loose and dives low making them three wide with Tracey.
3:44
Brighthaupt is leading the way in his first Mahoning start since 2001.
3:33
Some track cleanup taking place after some late race contact between Emel and Wambold in the last heat.
3:31
Street Stock Heat Race 3 Lineup
1 5B Jerry Brighthaupt
2 08 Jon Tracey
3 X Matt Wentz
4 62 Josh Mooney
5 19 TJ Gursky
6 28 Gene Bowers
7 12 Justin Mooney
3:31
3:30
Chapman wins over Labar, Edelman, and Long.
3:29
Emel and Wambold battle for fifth as they lose sight Jillian Long who is in the last transfer spot.
3:28
Lots of shuffling taking place as sixth place starter Dave Chapman leads Labar and Edelman.
3:27
Edelman is a Hobby Stock champion at Mahoning and is making his first ever start in a Street Stock.
3:26
Street Stock Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 11c Cory Edelman
2 44L Brian Labar
3 81t Tiffany Wambold
4 25 Steve Shultz
5 11 Richard Emel
6 5 Dave Chapman
7 97 Jillian Long
8 44F Tommy Flanagan
3:25
Todd Ahner wins heat one over Graver, Smith, and Kuhn. Behind them Bollinger and Randy Ahner get together in turn three.
3:25
Morgan getting shuffled way back now as Graver and Todd Ahner battle for the lead.
3:25
As the green flag comes back out, Morgan tries to get the edge on Graver, but is unable to complete the pass.
3:23
Caution is out as some cars got together trying to lap the Lilik machine. Bollinger spins around.
3:22
Graver has pulled out into the lead over Morgan, Bollinger, and Ahner.
3:21
Lilik has elected to start from the back.
3:21
Street Stock Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 73 Dennis Lilik
2 38 Zach Graver
3 35 Troy Bollinger
4 44m Paul Morgan Jr.
5 22 Jamie Smith
6 45 Todd Ahner
7 83 Randy Ahner Jr.
8 51 Jason Kuhn
3:19
Shawna Ingraham turned the fastest lap in the heats with a time of 9.823 seconds.
3:19
3:18
CHECKERED FLAG: Paules wins over Kochenash and Hirschman. Oltra was catching Smith but got way loose in turn four and will have to race in the consolation.
3:17
Lap 10: Paules continues to lead and has not won a feature in a Modified this season.
3:17
Lap 8: Front four have spaced out.
3:17
Lap 6: Behind the transfer spot Verwys, Wanamaker, and Oltra battle hard.
3:16
Lap 4: Paules holds a couple car length lead on Kochenash.
3:16
Lap 2: Hirschman makes easy work of Smith for third.
3:16
GREEN FLAG: Paules gets a good start and Kochenash moves into second.
3:14
Modifieds Heat Race 4 Lineup
1 8 Earl Paules
2 15 Rusty Smith
3 66k Austin Kochenash
4 59 Matt Hirschman
5 44c Chip Wanamaker
6 18 Patrick Verwys
7 9 Brandon Oltra
3:14
3:13
CHECKERED FLAG: Shawna Ingraham win heat three over Coss, George, and Jimmy Zacharias.
3:13
Lap 9: It’s all Ingraham up front. George moves past Zacharias for third. Sapienza now out of a transfer spot.
3:13
Lap 6: George trying to follow through for a transfer spot. Coss moves into second.
3:12
GREEN FLAG: Ingraham gets off to a good start. The inside line of Zacharias and Coss goes by Sapienza.
3:12
Dave Sapienza runs in second. Sapienza is a regular at Riverhead Raceway and has raced on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour occasionally. This is his first start at Mahoning.
3:10
YELLOW FLAG: Brent Wentz goes for a spin in turn four.
3:09
GREEN FLAG: Wall Speedway regular Ingraham has checked out early.
3:09
Brent Wentz’s day job is with JR Motorsports.
3:08
Modifieds Heat Race 3 Lineup
1 x66 Shawna Ingraham
2 71 Jimmy Zacharias
3 36 Dave Sapienza
4 3 Nevin George
5 44 Terry Markovic
6 17 Roger Coss
7 72 Brent Wentz
3:07
CHECKERED FLAG: Beers wins over Bennett, Zeiner, and Wagner.
3:07
WHITE FLAG: Beers has taken the lead.
3:07
Lap 9: Wagner pulling away in fourth as Sesely battling Krause with a loose condition.
3:06
Lap 7: Beers now works to the outside of Bennett for the lead.
3:06
Lap 5: Sesely loses the last transfer spot to Wagner.
3:05
Lap 3: Zeiner moves past Sesely and looks for second.
3:05
GREEN FLAG: Front row remain side by side and Bennett edges Beers for the early lead
3:04
Modifieds Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 08 John Bennett
2 45 Eric Beers
3 16 Anthony Sesely
4 76 Zane Zeiner
5 27 Andrew Krause
6 22 Don Wagner
7 4 Barry Callavini
3:03
3:03
CHECKERED FLAG: Santee wins heat one over Jones, Strohl, and Baer.
3:03
Lap 10: Markovic slowly reeling in the top four, but may run out of time.
3:02
Lap 8: Jones able to use the high side to pull ahead of Strohl and now looks to pass Santee.
3:02
Lap 6: Halfway. Baer and Jones side by side for the third and final redraw spot.
3:01
Lap 4: Santee clears Strohl for the lead.
3:01
Lap 2: Jones and Baer run in the final transfer spot a good ways ahead of Markovic.
3:01
GREEN FLAG: Strohl and Santee even for the entire first lap.
3:01
Modifieds Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 44s Kyle Strohl
2 5 Chip Santee
3 17z TJ Zacharias
4 1 Bobby Jones
5 22N Wilton Nickerson
6 41 Todd Baer
7 95 John Markovic
3:00
Opening ceremonies have completed and heat races are scheduled to begin.
2:59
We talked with Chip Wanamaker. In practice a brand new fitting on the main oil line malfunctioned. All is good to go for the heat.
2:52
Drivers Meeting Notes:
– 22 cars will start the Modified and Street Stock features, except if a driver in the top 15 in final season points not already qualified agrees to give up their green flag money ($300) to be added onto the field.
– Drivers can change one tire, but must do it by lap 75. Drivers must start the feature on the tires they ran the heats with.
– Top four finishers in each heat qualify, top three will redraw for their starting position during intermission.
– Drivers must restart in the box between the two white lines in turn four.
– Race will restart single file on the last five laps.
– Lapped cars will go to the back for each restart.
2:48
2:31
Race director Tim Santee leads the drivers meeting (Speed51.com photo).
2:26
Drivers Austin Kochenash, Nevin George, Todd Baer, Roger Coss, Anthony Sesely, and Matt Hirschman gather for the drivers meeting (Speed51.com photo).
2:16
2:16
Comment From Guest

thanks Speed51 for the coverage!

2:15
Practice has concluded. Drivers meeting will begin momentarily.
2:10
Street Stocks on the grounds:

5 Dave Chapman
5B Jerry Brighthaupt
08 Jon Tracey
11 Richard Emel
11c Cory Edelman
12 Justin Mooney
17 Cody Roth
18 Jared Ahner
19 TJ Gursky
21 Steve Hoffman
22 Jamie Smith
25 Steve Shultz
26 Steven Steigerwalt
28 Gene Bowers
35 Troy Bollinger
38 Zach Graver
43 Aaron Kromer
44F Tommy Flanagan
44L Brian Labar
44m Paul Morgan Jr.
45 Todd Ahner
51 Jason Kuhn
62 Josh Mooney
73 Dennis Lilik
81 Tiffany Wambold
83 Randy Ahner Jr.
91 Stacey Brown
97 Jillian Long
99 Gary Noe
X Matt Wentz
2:06
2:00
Street Stocks, Late Models, and Hobby Stocks will each get one more practice session before practice concludes.
1:55
Modifieds are out for their final session.
1:54
1:43
Travis Fisher has wins at Evergreen and Jennerstown this year (Speed51.com photo).
1:41
Geno Steigerwalt has arrived bringing the Late Model count to 18 cars.
1:40
Comment From Duane in Sayre, PA

And thanks Speed51 for the coverage!

1:40
Comment From Duane in Sayre, PA

Good luck to the gang from the southern tier of NY….. The brothers Zacharias, and Gary Noe 😉

1:36
Lap times are not yet fully available, but Eric Beers clocked with a best lap of 9.988 seconds.
1:33
Street Stocks are back on track.
1:30
1:29
Matt Hirschman is on the track for the first time today. Strohl, Zeiner, Callavini, Jimmy and TJ Zacharias, Baer, Verwys, Wentz, Krause, and Ingraham join him.
1:26
Chip Wanamaker has returned from mechanical trouble for this second session. Bennett, Coss, Terry Markovic, Nickerson, Jones, Sapienza, Paules, and Oltra on track now as well.
1:24
Second session for Modifieds has started. Rusty Smith, Austin Kochenash, Chip Santee, Jimmy Zacharias, Nevin George, Don Wagner, Eric Beers, John Markovic, and Anthony Sesely all on track.
1:22
SpeedSTRs are on the track for a brief session. These machines will be racing a 45 lap feature here tomorrow along with Dirt Modifieds and a handful of other divisions.
1:19
An impressive turnout of Late Models are on hand (Speed51.com photo).
1:18
1:17
Late Models on the grounds:

00 Paul Koehler Jr.
2 George Ramos III
8 Travis Fisher
8 Earl Paules
8 Danielle Paules
11 Jerry Dineen
11 Mike Sweeney
15 Jacob Kerstetter
17 Josh Oswald
22 Frankie Althouse
22 Mark Tyson
76 Zane Zeiner
77 Kenny Hein
78 Jacob Nemeth
97 Paul Effrig
98 Jeremy Miller
99 Scott Kotran
1:13
Late Models are next. The division did not run Octoberfast last year, but Earl Paules was the winner in the 2012 running.
1:10
Many Street Stocks are in the pit area (Speed51.com photo).
1:07
OCTOBERFAST 2014 RACE DISTANCES AND PAYOUTS

Modifieds 130 laps, $5000 to win – $300 to take green.
Late Models 60 laps, $1500 to win – $125 to take green.
Street Stocks 75 laps $2000 to win – $200 to take green.
Hobby Stocks 40 laps $500 to win – $75 to take green.

1:06
Timing and scoring is not currently up and running, but we will share some times once they become available.
1:03
Street Stocks now make their way onto the track. There are nearly 30 here.
1:02
1:00
Ingraham, Kochenash, Sapienza, TJ Zacharias, Terry Markovic, Sesely, and Nickerson are the last group of Mods for the first session.
12:57
Modifieds are back on the track. Bobby Jones, Andrew Krause, Barry Callavini, Eric Beers, Roger Coss, John Markovic, and Rusty Smith are making laps as Pat Verwys goes for a spin.
12:53
Brothers TJ and Jimmy Zacharias are here. Jimmy finished 7th in this race last year (Speed51.com photo).
12:50
Modifieds on the grounds:

1 Bobby Jones
3 Nevin George
4 Barry Callavini
5 Chip Santee
08 John Bennett
8 Earl Paules
9 Brandon Oltra
15 Rusty Smith
16 Anthony Sesely
17 T.J. Zacharias
17 Roger Coss
18 Pat Verwys
22 Don Wagner
22 Willy Nickerson
27 Andrew Krause
36 Dave Sapienza
41 Todd Baer
44 Chip Wanamaker
44 Terry Markovic
44 Kyle Strohl
45 Eric Beers
59 Matt Hirschman
66 Austin Kochenash
66 Shawna Ingraham
71 Jimmy Zacharias
72 Matt Wentz
76 Zane Zeiner
95 John Markovic
12:49
More than a few cars are more than ready to get on track (Speed51.com photo).
12:48
Track cleanup continues.
12:45
12:43
Matt Hirschman is the 2012 Octoberfast winner and won here last time out (Speed51.com photo).
12:42
It is a beautiful day in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the month of autumn. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 60s and there is hardly a cloud in the sky.
12:38
Wanamaker finished second in this race last year, but that car is being driven by Zeiner today.
12:36
Chip Wanamaker working on his Mod earlier. Chip will also race a Street Stock today (Speed51.com photo).
12:34
Chip Wanamaker came out with his newly purchased Modified and suffered a mechanical problem on the track. Officials are cleaning up some fluid that went down around the track.
12:32
12:29
Track is green. John Bennett, Brandon Oltra, Jimmy Zacharias, Todd Baer, and Matt Wentz are the first cars to make laps. We will have a full list of those in attendance very shortly.
12:26
Zane Zeiner is the defending Octoberfast Modified winner and will do double duty today with a Late Model as well (Speed51.com photo).
12:25
We are running just a few minutes late with practice, but Modifieds are beginning to line up in the staging area.
12:24
OCTOBERFAST 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Pit gates open at 10:00 am

Driver sign in is 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Practice is from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Drivers meeting is at 2:15 pm

Heats begin at 3:00 pm

Intermission: Pick for feature starting spots on front straight. Trick-or-Treat on track for kids.

Running order: Modifieds, Street Stocks, Late Models, Hobby Stocks

12:21
Modifieds and more are entering the pit area (Speed51.com photo).
12:19
12:18
Welcome to Mahoning Valley Speedway for the third annual Octoberfast. The pits are filled with Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hobby Stocks for this afternoon’s extravaganza.
12:17
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Trackside Now – Octoberfast – Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) – 10/25/14