Penn Can Speedway
Friday 6-7-13: Little League Night: Huge Bicycle Give-Away…Full card of racing…all divisions
Tues 6-11-13: Clash at the Can Modifieds and 602 Sportsman
Friday 6-14-13 602 Spts SS 4CYL FStocks Xcel Mods TOUR 600 Sprint Tour NEP Telephone 602 Sportsman
Friday 6-21-13 Mod 602 Spts 4CYL Xcel Mods BRP Late Models
ALAN RUDALAVAGE SHINES IN WINNING RUN AT PENN CAN
BY RYAN LEPRE
Susquehanna, PA…Alan Rudalavage picked up the Modified feature win on a beautiful summer Friday night at Penn Can Speedway. Rudalavage dueled mid-race with Adam MacGeorge before taking over the lead at the halfway point. Rudalavage of Newton Lake, PA went on to win on Gary’s U-Pull-It night over MacGeorge of Great Bend, PA; Dan Pompey of Kingsley, PA; Bob Hamm of Windsor, NY and Mike Schane of Lake Ariel, PA. Joe Kata of Goshen, NY led every lap to take the win in the CRSA 305 Sprint Cars over a hard charging Dustin Purdy and Jordan Thomas. In the 602 Sportsman Butch Green of Newark Valley, NY put on an impressive drive for his second win of the year. Jon Carpenter of New Milford, PA snagged his second Street Stock victory of the year.
The Modified field was led to the green flag by Grant Hilfiger and Adam MacGeorge. MacGeorge led at the start over Hilfiger, Alan Rudalavage, Dan Pompey and Bob Hamm. Rudalavage moved up to second on the third lap and started to give chase to the Enders powered No.86 Bicknell of MacGeorge. Pompey was challenging for third when the caution flew for Bob Trapper doing a 360 and collecting Nick Rochinski, Joey Grammes and Mike Nagel Jr. MacGeorge had his hands full with the low line running Rudalavage trailing them were Hilfiger, Hamm and Pompey. A couple more cautions regrouped the field as Rudalavage continued to hound MacGeorge meanwhile both Hamm and Pompey bypassed Hilfiger to move up the running order. After peeking to the inside of the leader turn after turn Rudalavage pulled into the lead in turn three on lap 15 in the Quinn’s Supermarkets No.145 Troyer. The best race on the track was for fifth between Hilfiger, Joey Colsten and Mike Schane. Pompey moved into third past Hamm on lap 22 while the race for fifth continued. Rudalavage entered lapped traffic with five laps to go and had a very close call with a slower car on the next circuit. Schane finally moved into fifth as the laps were running out. Rudalavage in the TJ Amabile prepared Finger Lakes powered ride took the win by a straightaway over MacGeorge. MacGeorge in the Chris Gennarelli owned Adams Cable car and Pompey in his Wilder Diamond Blades No.11P Bicknell both got well-earned finishes after both have had tough starts to their year. Bob Hamm in the No.USA1 and Mike Schane in his No.M16 completed the top five. The rest of the top ten was Hilfiger, Kevin Hartnett, Joey Colsten, Steve Babicek, and Bob Trapper.
“It’s nice to win anytime we’ll take it.” said Rudalavgae in victory lane “I was a little better on the bottom and just kept driving it in a bit deeper. We just got this motor back and it seems better. I just have to thank my crew and especially TJ for his first win here with the Troyer.”
Joe Kata put on a dominating performance in the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature. Kata led from the start over Jordan Thomas. Seventh starter Dustin Purdy was charging hard early as he ran in the second spot by lap four. Kata held a comfortable lead over the closing laps as the top two pulled away from the race for third between Thomas, John Matrafailo, Parker Evans and Mike Kiser. Kata crossed the finish line first ahead of Purdy, Thomas, Matrafailo and Evans.
The 602 Sportsman feature opened with a three wide battle for the lead as Randy Gates led Kyle Rohner at the start. Rohner took the point as Grant Hilfiger and Butch Green were closing in. By lap five Green was on Rohner’s back bumper. Green dove into the lead on lap seven and started to pull away. Hilfiger moved into second just before halfway. While Green checked out Hilfiger had challengers in Alex Stanton and Dusty Barton. Green took home the win over Stanton, Barton, Hilfiger and Bob Janesky.
In an unusually rough and tumble Street Stock event Joe Cabets led until Jon Carpenter came to take the lead on lap three. Carpenter built an advantage over the race for second between Earl Zimmer, Shane Wolf Jr. and Cabets. With five laps to go Steve Deinhardt was coming to the front running second and giving chase to Carpenter. Deinhardt faded at the finish as Wolf grabbed second on the final restart. Carpenter was a winner for the second time this year over Wolf, Deinhardt, Ryan Stone and Matt Spencer.
Mark Andrus won in the Factory Stocks over Gary Cleveland and Ted Mills Jr. meanwhile Devon Bailey was the Four Cylinder victor over Dylan Robinson and Josh Wilder.
Next Friday night racing will be Little League Night with the Speedway’s huge Bicycle Giveaway racing will feature the Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Street Stocks, Xcel 600 Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders. Gates will open at 5:15 with racing at 7:30. Admission is $12 for Adults with Seniors and Students $10 and Children 11 and under Free. Anyone with questions can contact the speedway at 570-585-9928 or check us out on the web at www.penncan.com.
The speedway is located on Route 171 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania just a short drive from the Binghamton and Scranton areas. The speedway is sponsored in part for the 2013 season by great corporate partners including Don’s Automotive Mall, Gary’s U-Pull-It, Pump-N-Pantry Stores, Trackside Products, Hornbeck Chevrolet, NEP Telephone, Pine Line Auto, Adams Cable, VP Race Fuels, and American Race Tires.
Modified Feature: Al Rudalavage, Adam MacGeorge, Dan Pompey, Bob Hamm, Mike Schane, Grant Hilfiger, Kevin Hartnett, Joey Colsten, Steve Babicek, Bob Trapper, Mike Nagel Jr, Brian Malcolm, Billy Thornton, George Kostelansky, Joey Grammes, John Siedlecky, Bobby Yeager, Mike Dougherty, Ken Titus
Mike Nagel, Christine Martin, Mike Marold Jr, Nick Rochinski
602 Sportsman Feature: Butch Green, Alex Stanton, Dusty Barton, Grant Hilfiger, Bob Janesky, Randy Gates, Doug Snyder, Jamie Cortazar, Nick Branning, Kyle Rohner, Wes Campbell
Street Stock Feature: Jon Carpenter, Shane Wolf Jr, Steve Deinhardt, Ryan Stone, Matt Spencer, Joe Cabets, Ken Sparks Jr, Gene Beadle, Dan Wood, Randy Fox, Robert Hill ,Joe Cisney, Herb Penny, Earl Zimmer, Ray Lindquist, Chuck Murray, Ricky Davis Sr
CRSA Sprint Feature: Joe Kata, Dustin Purdy, Jordan Thomas, John Matrafailo, Parker Evans, Mike Kiser, Keith McIntyer, Chad King, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegan, Josh Pieniazek, Tyler Chartrand, Mark Taylor, Curtis June, Warren Alexson, Art Kiser, Scott Goodrich, Jeff Van Steenburg
Factory Stock Feature: Mark Andrus, Gary Cleveland, Ted Mills Jr, Nathan Hill, Ted Mills III, Phil Clapper, Steve Welch
Four Cylinders: Devon Bailey, Dylan Robinson, Josh Wilder, Bill Titus, Mike Robinson, Brian Roth, Larry Spencer III, Josh Bailey, Matt Hynds, Frank Kennedy, Scott Adams, Nick Kennedy, Laverne Conklin, Kenny Underwood, DNS, Ronald Welch