Monday, June 27, 2016

Wilson wins Jeff Brown Sr. Memorial at Lancaster Speedway

Street Stock winner Dave Wilson
18 Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks took the green flag for the Jeff Brown Sr. Memorial Street Stock 25 at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday night, June 25, with rookie Trevor Pettit taking the lead until Lap 3, when Andy Cryan got by Pettit to take the top spot away and started to pull away from the field. Dave Wilson started 12th and he worked his way to the front of the pack along with Terry Weldy and Mark Hoch. The trio caught Cryan around Lap 10, but it took Wilson five more laps to take over the lead.

Wilson slowly pulled away while Weldy and Hoch battled for the runner-up position. Wilson took the checkered flag for his third win of the season, while Weldy edged Hoch for second. Tommy Wentland and Jarrod Brown rounded out the top five.

Tommy Catalano
Tommy Catalano of Ontario picked up his first win of the season in the Sunoco Sportsman snapping Patrick Emerling’s four-race win streak. Catalano led 32 of 35 laps after starting fifth to earn the victory. Jake Lyon settled for second, while Billy Burd finished third. Emerling faded late in the race and saw his win streak end with a fourth-place finish. Defending track champion Mark Pennell rounded out the top five.

Jim Steffanhagen
The NY Super Stock Series made its first and only appearance of the season at Lancaster, with Jim Steffenhagen of Marion, N.Y. winning the 50-lap feature. Steffenhagen passed Jake Wylie for the lead on Lap 10 when Wylie suffered engine problems, then held off Mitchell Wright the rest of the way for the win. The win for Steffenhagen completed a NYSS weekend sweep after he won their feature on Friday night at Spencer Speedway. Steve Peserak, Brian Wozniak and Chris Vogler rounded out the top five.

Bobby Woch
Bobby Woch won the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature in his first start in the Team 49/King Oil No. 45. The key to victory for Woch was a Lap 7 restart as Joe Brunka and Kevin Bainbridge got together while racing for second. Woch slipped by and then made the eventual race winning pass on Dan Dressel one lap later. Bainbridge recovered to finish second, followed by Ransomville Speedway Street Stock driver Austin Hauser, who finished third in his first pavement race in Jim Dauer’s No. 73. Frank Prell and Jamie Woods rounded out the top five.

On Thursday night, June 30, the Race of Champions Modified Series returns to Lancaster for the second annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial, with racing getting underway at 7 p.m. The stars of the RoC Series will battle in a 60-lap sprint around Lancaster’s 1/2-mile. The NYPA TQ Midgets, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders will also be in action. Find out more at

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