Saturday, May 29, 2010

Andy J Gets Second of 2010 at WCIS, Fugle, Grom and Micoli also Collect Wins

PERRY,NY… The sun was shining and the stars came out to play at Wyoming County International Speedway this past Friday night on Sticker Night. There were Kids Racecar rides during intermission and after the kids got their laps around the Bullring, they got to take stickers to put where they wish courtesy of Contingency Connection.

Andy Jankowiak picked up his second win on the season in the SST Modified division after taking the lead away from last weeks feature winner Patrick Emerling. Emerling got loose just enough for the Jim and Bob’s Service 57 of Jankowiak on by the Emerling Automotive Group 03 around the halfway mark of the 35 lap affair and Jankowiak led the remaining laps top pick up his second win this season on the Perry 1/3rd mile oval.
Lap cars would become a factor during the event as the leaders had some trouble either putting cars a lap or two down. Right as the green flag dropped, contact was made and Greg Utberg and Matt Jurek got together. Jurek was able to continue but Utberg was helped back to the pit area. Meanwhile on the back stretch, Scott Reese had his machine facing the wrong way on a one way street.
Side by side action with the top three after the restart with Jankowiak not wasting any time and picking up the win. After receiving the checkered flag, Andy J turned the car around and did a Polish Victory lap. For those who do not know what a Polish Victory Lap is, that is when you drive the car in the opposite direction. Patrick Emerling would take home the runner up spot as 2009 SST Modified Track Champion John Barber completed the top three.

Austyn Fugle picked up his first career win in the Super Stocks in just his third race behind the wheel of the Hemlock Collision, Fugle Auto Parts machine. Fugle, spent the last couple of seasons behind the wheel of a 4 cylinder and was consistent. Fugle and Mike Chenaille led the field for the 25 lap affair with Chenaille getting the early advantage. Great racing action with the top three with Chenaille, Fugle and Phil Alhardt Jr. as they pulled away from the rest of the field and Fugle got around Chenaille late in the running as he made the winning pass down the back straightaway. Fugle would lead the rest of the way to score the win with Mike Chenaille in second and Phil Alhardt Jr. coming home in third.

Kevin Grom knows the famous line from the movie Days of Thunder, “rubbin’s racing” very well as he raced his way to the front of the field and picked up his first win of 2010 in the 20 lap main event for the 4 Cylinder division. Early action saw TJ Drennen lose his right front wheel and made contact with the turn 2 guardrail. The driver was okay after the hard contact with the wall. Brian Johnson and Vic Cordova were on the restart front row with Johnson taking control. The defending track champion had his lead slip away as Kevin Grom was the car to beat. Grom used the outside and inside grooves to get past Haistreiter for second and then passing Johnson for the lead in turn one on the last lap to pick up the win. Eric Haistreiter would pass Johnson also on the final lap to take the runner up position while 2009 Track Champion Brian Johnson coming home in third place.

Rob Micoli picked up the win in the Mini Cup main event. Jason Eck led most of the event but Micoli used the outside line to take over the top spot with two laps to go to get the pass and the win. Eck would hold off Kennedy White and Daniel Majchrzak when they crossed the line for the final time. Micoli scored the win with Eck coming home in second, Kennedy White crossed the line in third followed by Daniel Majchrzak.

The action continues at WCIS on Friday June 4th as it is a regular show featuring the SST Modifieds, SST Super Stocks, 4 Cylinders and the Mini Cups. There will also be a roll the tire contest for the kids during intermission. Gates open at 5:00 pm with the first heat race to get rolling at 7:30. For more information, you can log on to or you call the speedway office at
585-237-2580 or on race day, 585-237-2510.

Results: 5-28-10
SST Modified: ANDY JANKOWIAK, Patrick Emerling, John Barber, Dick Kluth, Brad Mosher, Matt Jurek, Mike Shaughnessy, Scott Reese, Greg Utberg

SST Super Stock: AUSTYN FUGLE, Mike Chenaille, Phil Alhardt Jr., Jeremy Gray, Cassie Logsdon, Brad Collings

4 Cylinders: KEVIN GROM, Eric Haistreiter, Brian Johnson, Vic Cordova, Gary Madore, David Reese, Daniel Majchrzak, Dennis King, TJ Drennen, Tommy Catalano

Mini Cups: ROBBIE MICOLI, Jason Eck, Kennedy White, Daniel Majchrzak