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8:03
That will wrap up today’s coverage of the annual US Open. Special thanks to Bill Catania and his Short Track Management team for putting in all the time to make sure the annual event occurred. Good night.
7:44
Final winner of the 2014 US Open Jeff Brown (Speed51.com photo).
7:42
This is Brown’s second career US Open victory.
7:39
Russell attempts to stay with Brown, but is unable to catch him. Heitzhaus, Nurmi, and Scorzelli rounded out the top five.
7:35
Two to go. Weber continues to chase down Brown and then loses it coming out of turn two.
7:35
Bob Weber stayed with Jeff Brown on the restart, but Brown is able to lengthen the lead.
7:31
Caution comes out among two slower cars which will bunch the field back up.
7:30
10 laps to go in the Late Model feature. Brown has stretched his lead over Weber and Russell.
7:29
RoC Modifieds Tommy/Tony 125 Official Results
1 21 21 Tony Hanbury
2 5 71 Jimmy Zacharias
3 13 66 Austin Kochenash
4 16 51B T.J. Potrzebowski
5 1 65 George Skora III
6 4 50 Terry Cheetham
7 12 73x Andy Jankowiak
8 15 99 Mike Fiebelkorn
9 7 25 Mike Leaty
10 17 11 Kirk Totten
11 22 59 Karl Hehr
12 19 1 Chris Risdale
13 8 48 Sam Fullone
14 9 53 Brian Defebo
15 3 42 Nick Pecko
16 14 22 Bobby Holmes
17 20 95 Bryan Sherwood
18 11 51R Erick Rudolph
19 10 3 Daren Scherer
20 6 22 Chuck Hossfeld
21 2 2 Dave Wollaber
22 23 27 Kevin Lewis
23 18 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.
7:27
30 laps are complete in a caution and attrition filled Late Model feature. Jeff Brown leads Bob Weber and Dave Russell.
7:22
RoC Modifieds results are official. Full results to follow shortly.
7:10
Top three finishers going through tech (Speed51.com photo).
7:00
Bob Weber and Ron Nurmi will lead the 15 car field to green.
6:59
We will only have limited updates from the 50 lap Late Model feature in order to catch up with some RoC competitors post race.
6:57
The mangled Chuck Hossfeld championship car (Speed51.com photo).
6:54
Comment From Costys Energy

Congrats Hanbury and Kurzejewski Motorsports!!!!

6:50
Winner Tony Hanbury talks with track announcer Dave Buchanan (Speed51.com photo).
6:44
CHECKERED FLAG: Hanbury wins his first RoC feature since 2004 over Zacharias, Kochenash, Potrzebowski, and Skora.
6:43
WHITE FLAG: Zacharias trying all he can to reel in on Hanbury.
6:43
Two to go. Hanbury has stretch ed the led another car length.
6:42
Three to go as Skora and Potrzebowski battle for fourth.
6:42
GREEN FLAG: Hanbury keeps a car length lead over Zacharias.
6:40
Defebo is towed off the track.
6:40
Jankowiak comes into the pits.
6:39
No start as Defebo and Totten get together in turn four. Fullone goes on top of the front of Defebo and Risdale also is involved.
6:37
Order coming to green will be Hanbury, Zacharias, Kochenash, Skora, and Potrzebowski
6:35
YELLOW FLAG: Leaty hits the backstretch wall.
6:35
Hanbury has picked up the pace a bit with five to go.
6:34
Kochenash passes Skora for third.
6:34
Zacharias is catching Hanbury little by little each lap.
6:34
Order with 10 to go: Hanbury, Zacharias, Skora, Kochenash, Jankowiak, Potrzebowski, Defebo, Fullone, Cheetham, Totten.
6:33
Zacharias has taken second, but Hanbury is several car lengths ahead.
6:32
Skora is not giving Zacharias any room as they remain side by side.
6:32
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias works to the outside of Skora for second.
6:32
Pecko is out of the race.
6:31
15 laps will remain when back to green.
6:30
All cars involved have continued.
6:30
Tony Hanbury has not won a RoC race since 2004.
6:28
YELLOW FLAG: Fiebelkorn and Pecko get together and Fiebelkorn end up in the backstretch wall. Risdale and Hehr also involved.
6:27
GREEN FLAG: Hanbury pulls ahead on the start and opens a few car length lead coming back around.
6:27
17 laps remain.
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This will give Tony Hanbury the lead. Skora, Zacharias, Defebo, and Jankowiak will restart in the top five. Officials determined that Jankowiak kept his momentum and blended in that position at the time of the caution.
6:24
Pecko gets into Jankowiak on the backstretch. Kochenash goes around and Leaty gets through but has a tire down.
6:23
The single file battle doesn’t last for long as Pecko noses under Jankowiak for the lead.
6:23
Front five run single file but together.
6:22
Move Tony Hanbury up to fifth. Zacharias battling Cheetham for eighth.
6:22
Pecko is not giving up. Pinches under Jankowiak but is unable to pull aside.
6:21
Jankowiak clears Pecko for the lead a lap later.
6:21
GREEN FLAG: Jankowiak jumps to the outside again and this time is able to make it work as he leads at the line by a nose.
6:20
16 of the 23 starters remain on the race track.
6:20
Cars are back underway as the Holmes car goes off on the hammock.
6:17
6:16
RED FLAG: Holmes is okay as turn one seems to be calamity corner today.
6:15
GREEN FLAG: Holmes slides in turn one and hits the foam hard.
6:14
Holmes was pressuring Jankowiak for second at the moment the caution flew. Holmes has one career RoC victory, which came right here at Lancaster in July of 2006.
6:13
From now on, caution flag laps will not count.
6:13
YELLOW FLAG: Hehr spins with 25 to go and Risdale gets on the binders to miss him.
6:12
Holmes to the outside of Kochenash for third.
6:12
Defebo tried to work to the outside of Kochenash, but wasn’t able to make it stick and loses fourth to Holmes.
6:12
GREEN FLAG: Jankowiak immediately jumps to the outside of Pecko but is unable to complete the pass.
6:09
Fullone pits for tires. Totten and Zacharias also come in.
6:08
93 of 125 laps are complete.
6:08
YELLOW FLAG: Zacharias goes around in turn three.
6:07
Zacharias has not made up much ground as he rides in 11th,
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After what turned out to be a busy day after a heat race crash, Hanbury has moved into seventh spot.
6:07
Fullone’s car bobbles in turn one and Defebo takes fourth with Holmes and Leaty following through.
6:06
Kochenash up to third as Fullone continues to slip back on older tires. Defebo up to fifth, but fights to hold off Holmes.
6:05
Lead change. Pecko goes low and takes the position. Jankowiak follows in second.
6:04
GREEN FLAG: Fullone leads the field as Totten gets shuffled back.
6:04
Jankowiak and Leaty are the only winners from this year that are in the top 10.
6:02
YELLOW FLAG: Zacharias has a right rear down. Potrzebowski, Risdale, and Hehr collected. All continue.
6:02
GREEN FLAG: Totten remains on the tail of Fullone.
6:01
When the race restarts order will be Fullone, Totten, Pecko, Jankowiak, and Kochenash. Leader has not pitted.
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Teams are permitted to change up to two tires.
5:59
Zacharias, Holmes, and Leaty all come into the pits for tire changes.
5:58
Rudolph’s car goes on the hook.
5:57
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias gets a good start as Rudolph goes into the foam heading into turn two.
5:56
Since the race is past halfway, the restarts will be single file the rest of the way.
5:54
Defebo goes into the pits.
5:53
YELLOW FLAG: Hanbury goes for a spin in turn two.
5:52
Fullone continues right on the tail of Zacharias. The Pro Cup and Late Model veteran is having a best career RoC run.
5:51
Halfway. Zacharias leads Fullone by less than a car length. Holmes, Leaty, and Totten round out the top five.
5:51
Rudolph and Pecko have worked past Defebo.
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Totten now dives low to take fifth from Defebo.
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Leaty passes Defebo for fourth. Totten around Rudolph for sixth.
5:50
Modified rookie Fullone is keeping up with the veteran Zacharias for the lead.
5:49
Rudolph quietly runs in sixth with Totten up to seventh.
5:49
Defebo and Leaty round out the top five. Kochenash and Potrzebowski race side by side for eighth.
5:48
Fullone files into second with Zacharias leading.
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Holmes now enters the picture and runs in third.
5:48
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias and Fullone duel side by side for the lead the entire way around.
5:46
50 of 125 laps are complete.
5:46
Field has returned under yellow flag conditions. Pecko, Skora, Kochenash, Skora, Jankowiak, and Cheetham all elected to pit.
5:45
Luckily, Hossfeld only needed to start the feature to win the 2014 RoC championship.
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Hossfeld’s car only needs the tow truck, but it is destroyed.
5:42
Hossfeld is out of the car, but the car will be going on the flatbed.
5:41
RED FLAG: Scherer pulls away and is in line for pit road. Hossfeld’s car still sits in turn one with safety crews servicing.
5:39
YELLOW FLAG: Several cars trying to move past the slowing car of Hossfeld. Scherer gets hooked with Hossfeld and both head toward the turn one foam.
5:38
Fullone is catching Zacharias for the lead.
5:38
Something may be wrong with Hossfeld’s machine as he continues to lose positions. Defebo and Holmes enter the top five.
5:37
Fullone overtakes Pecko for second from the outside.
5:37
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias pulls ahead. Fullone passes Hossfeld for third.
5:36
Pecko was ahead of Hossfeld on the last green flag lap and will start on the outside of the front row for the restart.
5:34
YELLOW FLAG: Risdale goes around in turn four. Jankowiak has a left front tire down and Sherwood suffers suspension damage to the front of his car after hitting the back of the slowing Jankowiak.
5:33
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias beats Hossfeld to turn one again, and Pecko challenges for the second spot.
5:32
Jankowiak and Potrzebowski head to the pits and return to the track.
5:31
YELLOW FLAG: Karl Hehr and Kirk Totten get together in turn two.
5:30
Battle for fifth. Holmes to the inside of SKora.
5:30
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias gets the edge on the double file restart and takes the lead.
5:28
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There are 27 laps complete. Rule change for this race: up until lap 100 the first five caution laps will count. Normally only green flag laps count.
5:27
Wollaber has also stopped in turn two.
5:27
YELLOW FLAG: Jankowiak loses it out of turn two, dirt tracks it in the infield, and spins around.
5:26
Fullone now looking to get fourth from Skora.
5:25
Zacharias moves inside Skora and takes second spot. Pecko trying to follow for third and successfully makes the pass.
5:24
Zacharias now searching high and low to get by Skora for second.
5:23
Hossfeld to the outside of Skora, makes it stick, and takes the lead.
5:23
Kevin Lewis pulls pit side.
5:23
There is not a functioning scoreboard and we do not have access to scoring, but we will try to provide lap updates as we receive them.
5:22
Skora has opened up just over a car length lead.
5:22
Bobby Holmes has been the biggest mover from 14th starting spot up to eighth.
5:21
Hossfeld continues to peek to the high side of Skora in turns one and two and then peeks low in turns three and four.
5:20
Defebo had moved from ninth up to sixth as Wollaber continues to slip back from his outside front row starting position.
5:20
Front five run single file: Skora, Hossfeld, Zacharias, Pecko, and Fullone.
5:19
Hossfeld is all over the back of Skora for the lead.
5:19
GREEN FLAG: Skora and Pecko are even in the turn, but Pecko fades high. Hossfeld and Zacharias take advantage and pass him.
5:18
Announcer Dave Buchanan is currently talking over the radio with 10th place driver Andy Jankowiak under caution.
5:15
5:15
YELLOW FLAG: Daryl Lewis Jr. is up against the turn three foam and has climbed out of the car.
5:14
Lap 3: Hossfeld already working his way up to third spot with Zacharias following in fourth.
5:14
GREEN FLAG: Skora gets the early advantage with Pecko filing into second.
5:13
Fans wave pom poms in memory of Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak (Speed51.com photo).
5:10
RoC Modifieds
Tommy/Tony 125 Lineup
1 65 George Skora III
2 2 Dave Wollaber
3 42 Nick Pecko
4 50 Terry Cheetham
5 71 Jimmy Zacharias
6 22 Chuck Hossfeld
7 25 Mike Leaty
8 48 Sam Fullone
9 53 Brian Defebo
10 3 Daren Scherer
11 51B Erick Rudolph
12 73x Andy Jankowiak
13 66 Austin Kochenash
14 22 Bobby Holmes
15 99 Mike Fiebelkorn
16 51B T.J. Potrzebowski
17 11 Kirk Totten
18 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.
19 1 Chris Risdale
20 95 Bryan Sherwood
21 21 Tony Hanbury
22 59 Karl Hehr
23 27 Kevin Lewis
5:05
The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Tommy/Tony 125 drivers are being introduced.
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5:03
An emotional winner and champion Joe Mancuso (Speed51.com photo).
5:02
Tony Hanbury has been given a couple courtesy hot laps after their team put the RoC Modified back together after his heat race wreck.
4:56
Joe Mancuso wins the battle and the war in the Big 10 Super Stocks. Jay Mudra, Dave Johnston, Lexi Wilson, and Jake Lyon round out the top five.
4:55
Mancuso has lengthened the lead as he gets the two to go indication.
4:54
Wylie loses fifth from Lyon and is now challenged by Brown.
4:54
Five to go. Mancuso trying to go on a Sunday drive, but Mudra remains within a couple car lengths.
4:52
Battle on the track back under green is for second between Mudra and Johnston.
4:51
11 laps remain in the 35 lap Big 10 feature.
4:50
Caution is out again for the spun car of Lagoda in turn four.
4:49
Lexi Wilson passes Jake Wylie for fourth position.
4:46
Mancuso crosses over coming out of turn two to pull to the inside of Mudra and take the lead.
4:45
Since the race is past halfway, it will be a single file restart.
4:43
4:42
Engines have fired once again.
4:41
Cleanup of all the foam mess continues, but saved a lot of equipment from getting torn up even more.
4:35
Both drivers involved are okay.
4:34
Red flag. Another heavy hit in turn one as a piece of foam goes flying in the air upon impact.
4:34
Mudra and Mancuso even for the lead while Steffenhagen pulls to the infield on the restart.
4:33
One to go signal given.
4:23
4:23
Ide walks out under his own power.
4:22
Red flag. Ide has come back out on the track and made significant contact with the foam, went airborne, and landed on top of the foam. Window net immediately comes down, but the safety crew is working with the driver.
4:20
Battle for fifth as Lexi Wilson works to the outside of Eric Brown.
4:19
After another caution, Mudra and Johnston made contact coming to green and Mancuso tried to take advantage and get the lead. Mudra came back on the outside and keeps it.
4:15
Mudra gets a good restart with Johnston taking second and Mancuso following through for third.
4:11
Caution as it looks like Ide has lost a wheel for the second time today and collects Ripley in the turn two wall.
4:10
Mancuso and Steffenhagen have moved into the top five and run in that order.
4:09
Mudra beats Brown to turn one and takes the lead.
4:08
Field has doubled up for the restart.
4:07
Chuck Tripp gets towed back to the pit area.
4:06
First caution is out as two cars get together in turn three.
4:05
Front four run bumper to bumper. Steffenhagen moves into fifth with Wylie and Mancuso following.
4:04
Johnston has pulled inside of Lyon for third. Mudra runs second.
4:03
Top four stay bunched together on the start with Brown coming around to lead lap one.
4:02
One lap to green signal has been given.
3:58
Eric Brown and Jake Lyon will lead the 24 car Big 10 Super Stock Series field to green.
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3:56
Have to give a call to all the fans that have braved the multiple rainouts and today\’s cold weather (Speed51.com photo).
3:52
Scott Wylie goes uncontested for the IMCA Modified victory.
3:50
The IMCA Modifieds are now on the track for their 12 lap feature.
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Shawn Nye leads Jonathan Reid en route to the match race victory (Speed51.com photo).
3:47
Bill Catania waves the green flag (Speed51.com photo).
3:43
Bill Catania just offered an extra $300 to the winner of a five lap match race between TQ winners Jonathan Reid and Shawn Nye (Speed51.com photo).
3:33
Shawn Nye takes the win over Jonathan Reid, Dave Wollaber, A.J. Hessler, and Andrew Nye.
3:31
Reid chases Shawn Nye for the lead. Wollaber the only other car within striking distance in third.
3:31
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On the restart Reid takes over the second position from Wollaber.
3:29
Mack DeMan has pulled into the infield.
3:28
Jankowiak spins and brings out another caution.
3:28
Jonathan Reid has worked his way back up to fourth already and looks to take third from Andy Jankowiak.
3:27
Shawn Nye and Dave Wollaber will lead the field back to green. 13 TQs remain on the track.
3:26
As the field gets ready to go back to green, DeMan gives Reid a boost in order to get his car refired.
3:20
Major wreck on the restart. Reid got crossed up after contact with third place Wollaber and the result was many cars getting collected with a couple cars including Matt Catania (event promoter Bill Catania’s son) going airborne.
3:18
Working caution near halfway through the 25 lap NYPA TQ feature. Mack DeMan spun out of second place and Andy Nye was collected. “Open” TQ winner Jonathan Reid has now runs second.
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3:12
Shawn Nye leads Mack DeMan in what has been a caution filled NYPA TQ feature so far.
3:11
Karl Hehr has had some strong runs at Lancaster in the past and is a former US Open winner, but will have to start toward the back later today (Speed51.com photo).
3:02
Brothers Andy and Shawn Nye led the 22 car NYPA TQ field to green and immediately a multi-car pileup occurred in turn one.
3:01
Redraw lineup:
65 George Skora III
2 Dave Wollaber
42 Nick Pecko
50 Terry Cheetham
71 Jimmy Zacharias
22 Chuck Hossfeld
25 Mike Leaty
48 Sam Fullone
53 Brian Defebo
3 Daren Scherer
51 Erick Rudolph
73 Andy Jankowiak
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2:59
A unique redraw format where drivers picked a hat on a kid to see where they would start. George Skora III (pictured) drew the pole (Speed51.com photo).
2:57
Jonathan Reid won the “Open” TQ Midget race. The RoC redraw took place in a short intermission so that the “Open” competitors could switch over their cars for the NYPA TQ race coming up next.
2:45
Lots of fixing up to do on the left rear of the Tony Hanbury Modified (Speed51.com photo).
2:41
Green flag is out in the “Open” TQ race with Jonathan Reid and Andy Jankowiak on the front row for the 20 lap feature. All six of these cars have competed at the annual indoor races in Atlantic City.
2:39
Today’s “Tommy/Tony RoC Modified 125 is named after Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak, Andy’s late father.
2:38
Two of the three cars Andy Jankowiak will be piloting today (Speed51.com photo).
2:35
We will be going directly into features in just a few moments.
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CHECKERED FLAG: Leaty wins heat three over Wollaber, Fullone, and Defebo.
2:28
GREEN FLAG: Leaty pulls ahead on the single file start with Wollaber moving past Fullone for second.
2:26
Hanbury’s car goes on the hook.
2:24
YELLOW FLAG: Hanbury spins in turn one into the foam going for the fourth and final redraw spot.
2:23
Lap 8: Leaty has stretched out his lead over Fullone and Wollaber. Defebo and Hanbury still side by side for fourth.
2:23
Lap 6: Defebo and Hanbury battling for fourth.
2:22
Lap 5: Defebo gets extremely loose on the frontstretch and loses a couple positions.
2:22
Lap 4: Defebo lookig for the lead to the outside of Leaty.
2:21
Lap 2: Fullone has recovered from a slow start in third with Wollaber up to fourth.
2:21

GREEN FLAG: Leaty and Defebo power ahead on the outside to come around and lead the first lap one-two.
2:19
RoC Modifieds
Heat Race 3 Lineup
1 48 Sam Fullone
2 25 Mike Leaty
3 10 Daryl Lewis Jr.
4 53 Brian Defebo
5 99 Mike Fiebelkorn
6 2 Dave Wollaber
7 21 Tony Hanbury
2:17
CHECKERED FLAG: Zacharias wins heat two over Pecko, Hossfeld, and Rudolph.
2:17
WHITE FLAG: battle on the track is for fourth between Rudolph and Holmes.
2:17
Lap 7: Pecko has opened the margin on Hossfeld as Hossfeld may be content just ride in a redraw position.
2:16
Lap 5: Totten had moved from eighth up to fourth, but now loses the spot to Rudolph.
2:16
Lap 3: Zacharias has pulled away while Hossfeld continues to pressure Pecko for second.
2:15
GREEN FLAG: Zacharias pushes ahead into the lead with Hossfeld already moving into second and is at the back of Pecko for second.
2:14
This is Rudolph’s third race this weekend as he raced a Dirt Modified the last two nights that resulted in a championship. Rudolph won last year’s RoC season finale at Shangri-La II.
2:13
RoC Modifieds Heat
Race 2 Lineup
1 71 Jimmy Zacharias
2 42 Nick Pecko
3 95 Bryan Sherwood
4 22 Chuck Hossfeld
5 51B Erick Rudolph
6 27 Kevin Lewis
7 22 Bobby Holmes
8 11 Kirk Totten
2:12
2:11
CHECKERED FLAG: Skora clears Cheetham with one to go and wins the heat over Cheetham, Jankowiak, and Scherer.
2:11
Lap 8: Skora comes back again and challenges for the lead. Scherer and Kochenash race wheel to wheel for the fourth and final redraw spot.
2:10
Lap 7: Cheetham finally clears Skora while Jankowiak challenges for the second spot.
2:10
Lap 6: Skora gets loose again, but pulls back along the outside of Cheetham.
2:10
Lap 5: Halfway. Skora working hard on the outside and barely leads the lap over Cheetham.
2:09
Lap 3: Skora took the lead for a moment but went high in turn four Cheetham continued with the lead.
2:09
Lap 2: Skora looking to the outside for the lead. Jankowiak right there in third.
2:08
GREEN FLAG: Cheetham and Potrzebowski even into turn one, but Potrzebowski gets really high in turn two and loses several positions.
2:06
RoC Modifieds
Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 50 Terry Cheetham
2 51B T.J. Potrzebowski
3 65 George Skora III
4 1 Chris Risdale
5 73x Andy Jankowiak
6 59 Karl Hehr
7 3 Daren Scherer
8 66 Austin Kochenash
2:04
2:00
Brown wins over Nurmi in nearly a side by side finish. Batista, Scorzelli, and Heitzhaus round out the top five.
1:59
Scorzelli runs in fourth and is a regular competitor at Stafford Motor Speedway from the Albany area.
1:59
Brown leads Ron Nurmi who has swapped cars with Scott.
1:58
Four former US Open winners are in this heat race.
1:57
Late Model Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 3 Jeff Brown
2 2 Scott Nurmi
3 37 Frank Batista
4 18 Mike Scorzelli
5 20 Ron Nurmi
6 1 Terry Weldy
7 45 Dave Heitzhaus
8 48X Eric Brown
1:56
Weber wins over King, Whittaker, Fullone, and Russell.
1:55
Weber continues to stretch his lead while King has cleared Whittaker. Russell and Fullone close by in fourth and fifth as well.
1:54
Weber powers ahead for the lead as King and Whittaker make slight contact for second.
1:51
Yellow flies before a lap gets completed as Littlefield spins in turn two nudging the foam with the back of his machine.
1:51
Littlefield gets crossed up, but the green flag flies. Weber to the front looking for his sixth career US Open victory.
1:50
Late Model Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 2W Dave Whittaker
2 11 Bob Weber
3 0 Eldon King III
4 93 Dave Russell
5 4S Rich Littlefield
6 48 Sam Fullone
7 31X Ron Richter
1:47
Mancuso leads the rest of the way over Steffenhagen and Wright.
1:45
Mancuso was running third in turn four, but gets the lead coming to complete lap one.
1:45
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1:44
Nathan Peckham is a late addition to the field and is another driver with a shot at the points lead. There is an unidentified 88 car as well, which has pulled off with mechanical problems.
1:42
Caution on the first lap as Pocobelo goes around. Ted Welshans has nowhere to go and slams the turn three foam.
1:42
Big 10 Super Stock
Heat Race 3 Lineup
1 48 Eric Brown
2 25 Mitchell Wright
3 64 Joe Mancuso
4 131 Jim Steffenhagen
5 81 Rob Pocobelo
6 19 Jeff Whalen
7 39 Ted Welshans
1:41
Johnston wins over Lyon and Ripley.
1:38
Green flag is back out with Johnston and Lyon pulling ahead. Lyon is the only driver with a chance to dethrone Joe Mancuso for the series championship.
1:34
Kevin Ide loses a wheel on the backstretch and the caution is out. This was the car in the Terry Cheetham pit area.
1:32
Johnston has taken over the lead with Lyon moving past Ripley as well for second.
1:32
Ripley gets extremely loose in the first turn of the first lap but recovers to lead lap one in his classic Geoff Bodine replica machine.
1:30
Big 10 Super Stock
Heat Race 2 Lineup
1 99 Bob Ripley
2 2 Joe Feter
3 89 Pete Pieczynski
4 11 Kevin Ide
5 23 Dave Johnston
6 32 Tim Welshans
7 29 Jake Lyon
8 19 Tony Bilotte
1:29
1:28
Mudra holds off Scott and Wylie for the heat race one victory.
1:27
Canonico goes up in smoke, but pulls the car off the track and green flag remains out.
1:26
Jake Wylie works his way into the third spot. Jake won the last Big 10 race held in late Spetember at Shangri-La II Motor Speedway (NY).
1:26
It was a much smoother start this time with Mudra jumping into the lead.
1:25
Yellow flag on the initial lap as it was a bit of shaky start from the get go with Canonico going for a spin entering turn two.
1:24
We just received word that Mark Lagoda will be a last minute driver change in the top starting car.
1:23
Big 10 Super Stock
Heat Race 1 Lineup
1 92 Ryan Lagoda
2 87 Branden Sheerwood
3 13 Jay Canonico
4 16 Jay Mudra
5 01X Chuck Tripp
6 46 Jake Wylie
7 76 Mike Scott
8 21X Lexi Wilson
1:21
Carter Mook loses the lead after going way high in turn one and Scott Wylie wins the heavily contested heat race.
1:19
The IMCA Modifieds are making their first start at Lancaster. Heat lineup will be Carter Mook, Dominic DePonceau, Eric McCray, Wesley McCray, Scott Wylie, and Chris Briggs.
1:17
1:17
Another double duty driver, Dave Wollaber, climbed to the front to win NYPA TQ heat three over Jimmy Zacharias who may be making his first ever TQ start.
1:15
Starting scratch is Jeremy Haudricourt who flew north from Orange County Speedway (NC) after a top five finish in a Pro Late Model last night.
1:13
A.J. Hessler starts on the front row with TQ newcomer Jimmy Zacharias along side in heat three.
1:13
Turnbull holds off Andy and Shawn Nye for the second heat race win.
1:10
Caution is out as Erik Musto lost grip and spun around in turn two.
1:09
Jared Turnbull and Andy Nye will start from the front row in NYPA TQ heat two.
1:06
DiRosa wins heat one over Reid.
1:06
1:05
Charlie DiRosa will start from the pole in the first NYPA TQ eight lap heat.
1:02
Brandon Zavarella wins the “Open” TQ heat race over Andy Jankowiak, Jonathan Reid, Shawn Nye, Mack DeMan, and Andy Nye.
12:58
Opening ceremonies have concluded and the first set of TQ heat races are on track.
12:55
We caught up with a members of Chuck Hossfeld’s crew. They have mainly been fine-tuning on the car, at which point another crew member jokingly clarified that they are fine-tuning for the North South Shootout at Caraway Speedway (NC) in two weeks.
12:48
Late Model competitors Dave Whittaker and Dave Russell pitted in the staging area near the drag strip (Speed51.com photo).
12:42
Kids (and one big kid) big wheel race just took place (Speed51.com photo).
12:34
12:34
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12:33
RoC practice has concluded. Hossfeld and Jankowiak are unofficially the fastest with Zacharias, Hanbury, Rudolph, Leaty, Kochenash, and a few others not far behind.
12:32
Dave Wollaber has made it back out after a mechanical problem earlier.
12:30
Chuck Hossfeld is back out for practice. This is the fourth time he has been out.
12:27
We have been informed that there is no electronic timing and scoring available.
12:25
Up next are Skora, Totten, Kochenash, and Potrzebowski.
12:22
Jankowiak was running right with Hossfeld that time in the 18.2 range and in fact passed him.
12:18
Additional RoC Modifieds line up for another time on the track. Included are Hossfeld, Jankowiak, Fullone, Sherwood, Holmes, and Rudolph.
12:18
12:17
Hanbury, Leaty, and Kochenash have each picked up the pace running consistently in the 18.4-18.5 range.
12:14
Hanbury, Hehr, Leaty, and Kochenash take one more turn on the track.
12:12
Zacharias and Skora were both running laps in the 18.3s during that session.
12:12
Hossfeld continues to click off some quick laps and slows calling it an early session.
12:08
In addition, Kirk Totten has arrived bringing the count up to 23 cars.
12:08
Looks like we are going directly into a second session. Fullone, Kevin Lewis, and Fiebelkoen enter the track for the first time.
12:07
12:07
Some unofficial times captured from that group include Jankowiak 18.46, Rudolph 18.49, and Kochenash 18.75.
12:03
Caution is out as heavy smoke is pluming from the back of the Wollaber machine.
12:01
In this group are Leaty, Holmes, Jankowiak, Wollaber, Kochenash, Sherwood, Rudolph, Potrzebowski, and another late arrival Chris Risdale.
12:00
Some unofficial times in that session were Chuck Hossfeld with a 18.14, Zacharias 18.53, and Hanbury 18.69. We’ll see if we can get any official times following the full session.
11:55
In the first group will be Defebo, Hossfeld, Pecko, Scherer, Cheetham, Hehr, Hanbury, Skora, Zacharias, and new arrival Daryl Lewis.
11:54
Here come the Mods, entering the racing surface for the first time today (Speed51.com photo).
11:50
RoC Modifieds will be coming out after this final Late Model session.
11:49
Big 10 Points heading into US Open:
1. Joe Mancuso – 356
2. Nathan Peckham – 290
3. Jake Lyon – 255
4. Mike Ramos – 236
5. Joe Fetzer – 226
11:46
The Fullone Motorsports stables with Sam Fullone’s Modified and Late Model and Big 10 point leader Joe Mancuso (Speed51.com photo).
11:45
11:41
Today is also the season finale for the Big 10 Super Stock Series, which tours throughout upstate New York and Pennsylvania.
11:40
Terry Cheetham will be doing double duty in a Modified and a Super Stock today (Speed51.com photo).
11:38
As a result, Hossfeld will clinch the 2014 RoC title simply by starting today’s race.
11:37
Two drivers in the top ten in points are not here today due to the race being rescheduled. Matt Hirschman and Patrick Emerling are competing in the Thompson (CT) World Series NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event today.
11:35
RoC Points heading into US Open:
1. Chuck Hossfeld – 815
2. Matt Hirschman – 740
3. Austin Kochenash – 653
4. Daren Scherer – 651
5. Andy Jankowiak – 607
6. Brian DeFebo – 559
7. Patrick Emerling – 532
8. Mike Leaty – 504
9. Nick Pecko – 498
10. Jimmy Zacharias – 495
11. Bryan Sherwood – 490
12. Doug Reaume – 381
13. Sam Fullone – 370
14. TJ Potrzebowski – 330
15. Tyler Rypkema – 326
11:33
Points leader Chuck Hossfeld goes through the tech area earlier (Speed51.com photo).
11:32
11:32
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11:28
RoC Modifieds on the grounds:

2 Dave Wollaber
3 Daren Scherer
21 Tony Hanbury
22 Chuck Hossfeld
22 Bobby Holmes
25 Mike Leaty
27 Kevin Lewis
42 Nick Pecko
48 Sam Fullone
50 Terry Cheetham
51b TJ Potrzebowski
51r Erick Rudolph
53 Brian DeFebo
59 Karl Hehr
65 George Skora III
66 Austin Kochenash
71 Jimmy Zacharias
73 Andy Jankowiak
95 Bryan Sherwood
99 Mike Fiebelkorn
11:27
Jimmy Zacharias is the latest RoC race winner and sports a pink car number for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Speed51.com photo).
11:23
The first round of practice has wrapped up for the local divisions. They will each get another turn now on the track beginning with the TQs and then the RoC Modifieds will have their first of two sessions of the day.
11:21
11:20
Late Models speeding into turn one (Speed51.com photo).
11:16
Some of NYs finest Late Model drivers Jeff Brown and Bob Weber in the pit area (Speed51.com photo).
11:13
Late Models are currently on track for practice. There are around 10 of them here today.
10:59
10:58
Big 10 Super Stocks make their way onto the track (Speed51.com photo).
10:56
Two more cars have come on the speedway, both are number 32. The blue one is Eric McCray and the black one is most likely Wesley McCray.
10:54
There appears to be three IMCA Mods on hand: 17 – Scott Wylie, 14 – Carter Mook, and F18 – Dominic DePonceau.
10:52
TQs have concluded their first session. IMCA-style Modifieds that regularly race at Lake Erie Speedway (PA) will be up next.
10:45
10:43
Practice has commenced (Speed51.com photo).
10:35
The first group of TQs are on the track and will go green in just a moment.
10:35
Can-Am Midget Series champion Mack DeMan will be going for a win today (Speed51.com photo).
10:34
10:34
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10:31
Zavarella is ready to go for TQ practice (Speed51.com photo).
10:29
There will be two divisions of TQ Midgets competing today, NYPA Holland Speedway (NY) track champion Jonathan Reid tells us that a handful of competitors will be making the changes they need to run both features and explained the biggest difference in the rules is the tire compound.
10:25
TQs are pitted outside of turn four (Speed51.com photo).
10:24
It appears that the Super Stocks were only out for a warmup/track drying session. Inner oval divisions (TQ Midgets) will be coming out first for a practice session at speed.
10:12
10:11
A healthy group of Big 10 Super Stocks are here today (Speed51.com photo).
10:09
Cars are beginning to make their way on the track for practice, which will go green in just a moment. The Big 10 Super Stocks will be the first on the track.
10:07
Daren Scherer gets ready to unload. Scherer sits only two points back from Austin Kochenash for third in RoC standings (Speed51.com photo).
10:04
Trailers continue to make their way in to the pit area. We will have a list of who is on hand as soon as it becomes available later this morning.
10:02
10:01
The track continues to be prepared for practice conditions after rain over the last few days.
9:58
Some young Chuck Hossfeld fans have already shown up to practice their flagging skills (Speed51.com photo).
9:56
Today’s Schedule
8:00am Pit Gates Open
9:30am Front Gates Open – Practice by Division (2 Rounds per Division – Inner Oval First)
11:00am Driver’s Meetings (RoC’s – Main Concourse; TQ Midgets, Late Model, Big 10 Tech Barn)
11:15am ROC Practice
11:45am Big Wheel Races
12:00pm Opening Ceremonies (Invocation & Anthems – Doug Allen)
12:15pm “Open” T.Q. Midget Qualifying Race (8-laps)
12:30pm T.Q. Midget Qualifying Races (8-laps each) – Inner Oval
12:40pm “SportMod” (Lake Erie Type) Qualifying Race (8-laps each)
1:00pm Kids Zone (Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting, Putt Putt Activities Begin)
1:05pm 2nd round ROC Mod practice (5 min)
1:10pm Big ‘10’ Qualifying Races (8-laps each)
1:40pm Late Model Qualifying Races (10-laps each)
2:10pm Race of Champions Modified Tour Qualifying Races – (10-laps each)
2:45pm “Open” T.Q. Midget Feature Race (25-laps)
3:10pm TQ Midget Feature (25-laps) (Immediately Followed by joint Victory Lanes)
3:30pm “SportMod” (Lake Erie Type) Modified Feature Race (25-laps each)
4:00pm Big ‘10’ Feature Race (35-laps – based on car count) (Immediately Followed by Victory Lane)
4:40pm Race of Champions Modified Tour Stages Feature on Frontstretch (Lemans Style)
5:20pm Race of Champions Modified Tour Driver Introductions
5:35pm Command to Start Engines (Druar & Jankowiak Families)
5:45pm Race of Champions Modified Tour Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 125 Memorial (125-laps)
6:50pm Race of Champions Modified Tour Victory Lane
7:00pm Late Model Feature (50-laps) (Immediately Followed by Victory Lane)
9:00pm Pit Area Closed / Secure Facility
9:46
9:45
It is a rather brisk day, but most importantly it is dry. This is the fourth attempt to get the Sunday portion of the show in after showers came through yesterday to postpone festivities to today.
9:37
RoC Modifieds and more are unloading in preparation for practice shortly (Speed51.com photo).
9:35
9:35
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9:34
Good morning and welcome to the conclusion of Lancaster Speedway (NY)’s US Open weekend featuring the season finale for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.
9:33
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Trackside Now – US Open – Lancaster Raceway Park (NY) – 10/18/14