Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Carbone celebrates Retro Night in Lancaster’s winner’s circle

Lancaster National Speedway hosted Retro Night on Saturday night, July 16 with the original Batmobile and the KISS This tribute band, as well as some familiar names in victory lane.

Lou Carbone
In the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Lou Carbone earned his first career victory. Carbone was involved in a three-car battle for first place early in the race with Jim Bryant and Dave Wilson, but when Bryant spun out after contact with Wilson it gave Carbone the lead for good.

The win was a long overdue return to victory lane for the Carbone family, which has raced at Lancaster for over 30 years. Lou’s brother Joe was a feature winner in the Street Stocks and Late Models, and Joe’s son Tony currently races in the Sportsman. The Carbone family is a fixture in the grandstands as well, decked out in orange shirts and jackets that match the color of their race cars.

Mark Pennell
2015 Sunoco Sportsman champ Mark Pennell picked up his first win of the season in the class, leading all but one of the 35 laps in a dominating performance. The win was an emotional one for Pennell and the Thompson Racing team as it was their first win since the passing of crew chief Joe Reilly.
Bobby Weber
The X-Press Signs Late Models made their second appearance of the season with Bobby Weber in victory lane for the second time this year. The three-time track champion led 24 laps while en route to the win, with only teammate Tommy Catalano besting him for one lap.

Kevin Bainbridge
Kevin Bainbridge was credited with his sixth win of the year in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders after the original winner was disqualified in post-race tech inspection. Paul McCarthy won a 15-lap exhibition race for the Classic Asphalt Modified Series.

Paul McCarthy
Coming up on Saturday, July 23, Lancaster National Speedway hosts Christmas in July Night, with a children’s bike giveaway and an appearance by Santa Claus. The NYPA TQ Midgets will join Lancaster’s three weekly home track divisions, with racing starting at 6:30 p.m. Find out more at

Information in this piece provided by Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway.

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