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Barber Wins 9th SST Modified Feature in 09, Bobby Lippa Jr & Margret McDonald Win @ The Bullring

Perry NY., WCIS fans and drivers alike enjoyed a Friday night without Mother Nature’s wrath. The nights events where presented by NAPA Auto Parts and included the popular Smash-N-Crash series, which was a big hit with the fans once again as they watch Junkyard Soccer after the final SST Modified feature.

Steve Fuchs #0 started on the pole after winning his first heat race at Wyoming county Int’l Speedway, next to Fuchs was Mike Bliss #72. Green flag is out and Fuchs takes the early lead over Bliss, as they race out of turn two John Barber #01 and Patrick Emerling #03 split Bliss and they are three wide out of turn two heading down the backstretch. Barber in second with Emerling in third and they waste no time catching Fuchs on lap-5 Barber drops to the inside of Fuchs down the back stretch and makes the pass. Fuchs in second Emerling in third, Mike Bliss in forth now find himself in a battle as their three wide behind Bliss down the back stretch, Joe Evans, Dick Kluth and Don King stay three wide down the backstretch through turns three and four. King would have to back out the throttle in turn four to avoid wrecking into the wall. Emerling makes the pass on Fuchs for second Scott Reece and Joe Evens pass Fuchs and are now battling door to door for third. Barber has a 5-car lead on the field at the white flag. John Barber with a great run takes the checkers and his 9th SST Modified feature win in 2009, in second is Patrick Emerling and crossing the stripe in third is Scott Reece. Joe Evans hits the wall in turn 4 on the final lap as the field takes the checkered flag.

SST Modified: JOHN BARBER (9th on season), Patrick Emerling, Scott Reece, Russ Gian, Don King, Kevin Miller, Steve Fuchs, Dick Kluth, Greg Utberg, Mike Bliss, Steve McIllwaine, Byron Dewitt III, Ed Schueler, Joe Evans (DNF), Don Wylie (DNF), Mike Shaughnessy (DNF)


On the pole for the SuperStock Feature is Mike Chenaille #20 outside pole is Brian Gleason #64 out of E. Concord as they take the green for the 25-lap feature. Gleason on the outside muscles his car into the lead, two laps in and the yellow comes out for Brad Collins #45 spins out by himself. On the restart, Gleason and Bobby Lippa Jr lead the field to the green; Lippa leads them as the come out of turn two with Gleason in toe, down the backstretch. Point’s leader Brian Gordon #17 attempts to pass on the outside of Gleason as the head into turn 3; Gordon gets pinched into the turn three-pit exit. Gordon’s car launches into the air. The car does a complete barrel roll in the air hits the track and flips end-over-end and lands right side up. Although Gordon’s SuperStock was destroyed, Brian Gordon climbed from the car without a scratch to the cheers and applause from the crowd knowing he is not injured. However, Brian Gordon would go on to compete in the Junkyard soccer event, later that evening with his team winning the event. The race was red flagged for a short while so crews could make sure the track was safe to race on once again. On the restart, Lippa pulls away from Chenaille and Alexis Wilson #21 out of Hamburg finds herself in 3rd. The yellow waves again this time for Wilson as she spins down the front stretch, Lippa Jr still in the lead on lap 16 as he drives away from the field putting three car lengths between him and Chenaille. Hank Buchanan #51 and Wilson are now fighting for the third position Wilson takes the spot down the front stretch from Buchannan with one lap to go. Bobby Lippa Jr #15 takes the checkers with a four-car lead over Mike Chenaille who crosses the stripe in second and in the third spot is Alexis Wilson after a great recovery from an early spin in her #21 SST SuperStock.

SST Super Stock: BOBBY LIPPA JR, Mike Chenaille, Alexis Wilson, Hank Buchanan, Tom Bellana, Brad Collings (DNF), Anthony Kelley (DNF), Brian Gleason (DNF), Brian Gordon (DNF)


Starting on the front row for the 4-Cylinder Stock division is Austyn Fugle #36 next to Fugle is TJ Drennen #3 from Kendall, NY as they take the green Fugle gets the jump on TJ Drennen and leads the field for the first lap. Drennen would take the lead on lap-2 as the yellow flag flies, Margret McDonald #33 spins in turn 4 with only 2 laps in and 18 to go, McDonald is sent to the back of lead lap cars for the spin. On the restart, Drennen still leads the field and Brian Johnson takes second from Fugle down the backstretch and the #93 of Kevin Grom out of Holland followed Johnson around Fugle on the outside to take third. McDonald has made up ground fast, is now in the fourth spot, and she can see the leaders as she passes Fugle for the position. As Grom and Drennen battle for the second position, Eric Hastreiter swings around the outside of Fugle and takes the fifth spot. McDonald, charging hard moves to the outside of Johnson and Johnson is caught behind lap traffic and looses the 2nd position to McDonald. Turn three Drennen on the inside, McDonald on the outside as they come out of turn 4 McDonald takes the lead down the front stretch. Johnson takes the second position from Drennen and Kevin Grom takes the third spot away from Drennen with two to go. At Checkers Margret McDonald #33, wins the 4-Cylinder stock feature with Brian Jonson crossing the stripe in second and Kevin Grom with a late race pass crosses the stripe in third.

4 Cylinder Stock: GERT MCDONALD, Brian Johnson, Kevin Grom, TJ Drennen, Eric Hastreiter, Austyn Fugle, Cassie Logsdon, Emma McIllwaine

Friday 8/14/2009 is Contractors Day, Union Members 1/2 price admission w/ Card, Presented by Elitsac Lumber in CASTILE, NY. Local Contractor displays & Equipment  displays and Hard Hat Angels, Divisions for Friday night; Cup-Lites return to the BullRing, SST Modified, SST SuperStock, and 4-Cylninder Stock

For a full season of Short Track racing Entertainment, Visit the BullRing every Friday Evening Gates open at 5:00 PM with racing to start at 7:30 PM, Logon to  or call WCIS office 585.237.2580, Track 585.237.2510, For Victory Lane photos visit