WYOMING SPEEDWAY’ JULY 4th SIZZLING FIREWORKS FOR: EVANS, PANGRAZIO, AND VERWYS AND PYROTECHNICS FOR EVERYONE!
By: Elliott Prentice
PERRY N.Y...There was another grand July 4th celebration at Wyoming County International Speedway with America’s most traditional music playing as a wall of fire shot 100’s of feet into the air from the tail pipes of two hot rods facing each other. At the same time there was a spectacular fireworks display in the sky that continued for over half an hour.
Joe Evans has won the W.C.I.S., S.S.T. features for two weeks in a row now. A huge catastrophic jam up on lap six brought out the second caution when over half of the SST field crashed going down the back stretch. Most of the cars were forced pit side. Some drivers were able to pit and return to the race but others were done for the night. Evans carefully started working on Bradshaw's lead No.00 from lap eight until lap eleven when Evan’s No.91 car slipped past on the inside and then held the lead for the remainder of the exciting fast thirty lap S.S.T. July 4th feature.
Tony Pangrazio stood proud and tall at the start finish line after winning his well deserved overdue feature Super Stock race in his No.41car. Everyone from everywhere offered their congratulations and to take their turn to give Tony a handshake.
When the green was dropped after the first caution on lap three, Tony moved right up into second position from having started fourth. After trying every which way to get around Todd Stone's No.28, he was able to move into first on lap eight where he stayed for the remainder of the race.
Multi time Wasp 4cyl, WCIS past Champion Bill Verwys is back winning another feature this week in his No.8 car. After riding in the middle of three cars wide right through several laps, Bill worked his car hard to get into first on lap eight were he stayed clearly ahead until the checkered on lap twenty. Bill again flashed his now standard but real cool fast four wheel corner drifts. In the winner's interview Bill said, "Tonight my right rear tire was replaced three times, I worked real hard driving but I'm so happy I got the win!"
Joe Evans, Kevin Lewis, Toad Bradshaw, Ron Williams, Jason Kline, Mike Bliss, Jake Logsdon, Chuck Anderson, Dick Kluth, Patti Pruitt, Jim Pierce, Lee Sharpsteen, Greg Utberg, Steve Fuchs, Ed Schueler
SUPER STOCK FEATURE:
Tony Pangrazio, Todd Stone, Brian Gordon, Marty Hughes, Justin Logesdon, Brian Gordon, Tommy Bellanca, Mike Chenaille, Jeff Merritt, Chris Kline.
WASP 4 CYLINDER FEATURE:
Bill Verwys, Mike Bradshaw, Gert MacDonald, Dicota Packman, Brian Johnson, Ashley Kirch, Bro Bradshaw, Kevin Miller, Otis Bradshaw, Cassie Logsdon
MIDSTATE VINTAGE STOCK CAR FEATURE:
Bill Kisselstein 37, Rob Casti 23-C, 7 Mike McLaughlin, A-1 Shirley Morden, Al Byerly 47B
S.S.T. HEATS: Heat 1/ Toad Bradshaw 2/ Pattie Pruitt
SUPER STOCKS HEATS: Heat 1/ Todd Stone
WASP HEATS: Heat 1/ Dakota Packman 2/ Kevin Miller
Next Friday July 11th Wyoming Speedway offers more super fast paced action packed racing and the Wyoming County Speedway’s famous' Smash N Crash along with the Bull Ring's much loved' Pirate boat races too! Get there! Be there! See ya' there!