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Re-Cap June 25 at the BullRing
ALOHA to Summertime!
Andy J Continues Winning Ways at WCIS
By: Steven Petty

PERRY, NY… An action packed Friday night saw the visiting Casey’s TQ Midget Series come to the Bullring for some wheel to wheel heart-pounding action on the historic Perry 1/3rd mile oval. The fans also saw the competitive SST Modifieds, SST Super Stocks and the 4 cylinders competing as well as the second installment of the crash and smash series featuring Junkyard Hockey. Feature wins went to Jamie Collard in the TQ Midgets, Andy Jankowiak in the SST Modifieds, Cassie Logsdon in the SST Super Stocks and Tommy Catalano was victorious in the 4 cylinders.

The visiting Casey’s TQ Midget series always puts on a great show for the crowd at WCIS. Jim Fleischman and Wayne Turnbull led the way with Turnbull getting the early lead. On the back stretch, Chad Heywood took a wild ride flipping end over end and the report from the scene was that the driver was OK but the not could be said for the car. On the restart, Jim Fleischman would have the lead but that would be short lived as modified pilot Dave Wollaber would take over the lead. The caution would fly again as Dean McConnaughy spun in turn two. On the restart, Wollaber would continue to have the advantage but the yellows would fly one more time as veteran driver Wayne Turnbull collided with another car down the front stretch. The restart saw “Team Vinnie” up in the top three as Wollaber would lead SST Modified driver Andy Jankowiak and Jamie Collard running third. Jamie Collard would look to the inside of Wollaber but Jonathan Reid’s motor went up in flames just six laps into the race.
The restart saw Wollaber in the lead but that would Jamie Collard would take over at the point at the halfway mark. Just past halfway, Kent Turnbull stopped in turn four and that would erase the great battle for the lead between Team Vinnie members Jamie Collard and Dave Wollaber. A shootout for the Christiano owned machines as Collard, Wollaber, Bobby Holmes and Andy Jankowiak were in the top four for the restart. A shootout at the Bullring between the top four on the restart and it was Collard leading the way. Team Vinnie would cross the line in the top three as Jamie Collard would pick up the win over Dave Wollaber and Bobby Holmes completing the top 3.

The Mighty SST Modifieds took the track for the start of the 35 lap feature and it was a familiar face finding himself back in victory lane for the third time this season and it was current WCIS points leader Andy Jankowiak being that familiar face back in the winner’s circle.
Jim Ling and Lexi Wilson led the way for the start of the 35 lapper with third place starter John Julicher Jr. getting the advantage. Then on lap three, Patrick Emerling took over the top spot from Julicher and then eventual winner Andy Jankowiak was driving like a man on a mission. Andy J would take over the top spot just before the halfway mark and Andy J would lead the rest of the event and pick up his third win on the season and does a Moonwalk in victory lane to celebrate victory number three. Patrick Emerling would hang on for the runner up spot and John Julicher Jr. would complete the top three.

Just a note about the SST Modifieds: Lexi Wilson was selected as the Driver of the Week for next week (July 2nd). Lexi has received two passes for her fans to come to WCIS and support her, dinner compliments of the speedway and also has her pit fee waved for the week. Anyone who is interested in becoming a class sponsor like this at WCIS can feel free and contact Race Director Don Vogler.

Heat winner and Birthday girl Cassie Logsdon and Jeremy Gray led the field of the Super Stocks to the green flag and it was Jeremy Gray leading the way. Gray, Logsdon and Phil Alhart Jr. would have a great battle for the lead until the first yellow of the night fell for the 13 machine of Jay Canonico spinning down the back stretch. The restart saw Gray take the top spot but just past the halfway mark, Cassie Logsdon would retake the top spot away from Gray. Cassie Logsdon would lead the rest of the event to pick up her first career feature win. It was the best Birthday present that the Pavilion, NY driver could give herself. Jeremy Gray would finish second and Brad Collings would round out the top three.

Eric Haistreiter and Kevin Grom led the field for the start of the 20 lap feature event for the always exciting 4 cylinders and it was Haistrieter getting the early advantage from his front row starting spot. Haistreiter would continue to lead the way in the Bill at Da Grill entry and then on lap number nine, the Rocket made his move to the front. Tommy Catalano would take over the top spot on the ninth go around and then two laps later, Charles Buchanan would get his opportunity to gain the runner up spot and did so but didn’t have enough time to reel in and pass Catalano and Tommy picked up feature win number four on the year. Buchanan would cross the line in second and Haistreiter maintained a top three performance in coming home in third place.

The Junkyard Hockey team of Jim and Daniel Majchrzak took the checkered flags aboard the Crash and Smash feature event. The next Crash and Smash Series event will be on July 17th when Pirates will be on the track for the annual Pirate Trailer Race.

Next week at the Bullring, there will be Fireworks both on the track and in the sky as WCIS celebrates the independence Day holiday with Fireworks plus a regular Friday night racing program featuring the SST Modifieds, SST Super Stocks, 4 cylinders and the return of the Mini Cups. Gates open at 5pm with racing to get underway at 7:30 pm sharp. For more information, you can log on to or you can check out the official Facebook page of WCIS by searching Wyoming International Speedway. You can also find more information by calling the speedway office at 585-237-2580 or on race day at 585-237-2510.

Official Results: Friday June 25, 2010
SST Modifieds: ANDY JANKOWIAK, Patrick Emerling, John Julicher Jr., Kreig Heroth, Ed Schuler, Greg Utberg, Jim Ling, Dick Kluth, Mike Shaughnessy, Lexi Wilson

TQ Midgets: JAMIE COLLARD, Dave Wollaber, Bobby Holmes, Jim Fleischman, Wayne Turnbull, Andy Jankowiak, Dean McConnaughy, Nelson Rung, Hayden Newcomb, Owen Bednasz, Charlie DiRosa, Gordon Steffan, Lew Ingalls, Justin Mapes, Eric Musto, Kent Turnbull, Aric McGruder, Camden Barber, Jonathan Reid, Chad Heywood

SST Super Stocks: CASSIE LOGSDON, Jeremy Gray, Brad Collings, Mike Chenaille, John Hewson Jr., Phil Alhart Jr., Jay Canonico, Austyn Fugle

4 Cylinders: TOMMY CATALANO, Charles Buchanan, Eric Haistreiter, Kevin Grom, Brian Johnson, Mike Maggiore, Daniel Majchrzak, Mike Ribble, Chris Wolcott, Gary Bartella, Jason Eck