TOBIAS CAPTURES SPEEDSTR NIGHT 1 OF ALL-STAR WEEKEND AT CAYUGA COUNTY ..
Myerstown PA, July 16th, 2010: 22 SpeedSTR's signed in to compete at the Cayuga County Speedway All-star Weekend event in Weedsport, NY.
North East point leader Mario Page (Hillsborough, NJ) and RevStar Co-Owner Carl Labonte (Drummondville, Qc, Canada), who set fast time during qualifying, lead the historic field of 22 STR's to the green flag on the opening night of All-star Weekend in conjunction with the DIRT Modifieds. Page and Labonte put on a hair raising wheel to wheel battle during the opening laps with Kyle Hieber (Langhorne, PA) lurking in the tracks of the two leaders, while the Kiwi Farms 33 of Doug Sherwood (Piscataway, NJ) and the 2 of Richie Tobias (Hershey, PA) were charging towards the front. The top 5 was heated with Tobias racing above the cushion, Sherwood down on the hub, and Page, Hieber, and Labonte searching the cushion.
At the midway point of the race Tobias and Page had swapped the lead and a little paint several times. On lap 11 Tobias secured the point as the 33 of Sherwood continued to work the bottom. Lap 13 would see Sherwood scoot by the point leader of Page. Page would battle back lap after lap on the high side only to have Sherwood pull in front off each corner. Now enter Yannick Poirier (Beloeil, Qc, Canada) and Chris Stockham (Cicero, NY) in the Valvoline #3 into the battle for the top 5. Hieber and Labonte who ran solidly up front all race long had the duo charging from behind.
Tobias would take the victory with Sherwood edging out Page for second followed by Hieber, and Poirier. Tobias exclaimed in victory lane how excited he was not only to win the race but how exciting it was to have 22 STR's participate in this great event. "We have worked hard to build this series and I am so proud of everyone that has decided this is the car for them. This is a win for everyone tonight."
National Point Leader Gabriel Richer (Les Coteaux, Qc, Canada) had a rough night getting upside down early in the event. The Richer crew worked through out the night to get ready for night 2 of competition. Kaitie McCardle secured yet another great run, finishing in the top 10.
Bilstein Racing Shocks National Event Feature Results (20 laps):
1. Richie Tobias (Thompson Motorsports 2, Hershey, PA) ($800.00), 2. Doug Sherwood (Kiwi Farms 33, Piscataway, NJ), 3. Mario Page (Izzi Trucking 10, Hillsborough, NJ), 4. Kyle Hieber (Bucks County International 66, Langhorne, PA), 5. Yannick Poirier (Poirier Motorsports 28, Beloeil, Qc, Canada), 6. Carl Labonte (RevStar 24, Drummondville, Qc, Canada), 7. Chris Stockham (Valvoline VR1, Cicero, NY), 8. Don Zrinski (Kiwi Farms 75, Piscataway, NJ), 9. Mike Mahaney (Thompson Motorsports 5, Lebanon, PA), 10. Kaitie McCardle (McCardle Motorsports 11, Honeybrook, PA), 11. Scott Munroe (Bull Dog Racing 14, Reading, PA), 12. Brandon Rahmer (Rahmer Motorsports 8, Salfordville, PA), 13. DJ Macri (Johnny Muffler 28, Waretown, NJ), 14. Jeff Gallup (Gallup Racing 9, Baldwinsville, NY), 15. Daniel Nadeau (Nadeau Racing 54, Marieville, Qc, Canada), 16. Tyler Potts (THP Racing 12, Milford, NJ), 17. Freddie Rahmer Jr. (Rahmer Team 51, Salfordville, PA), 18. Jean-Nicholas Gareau (Gareau Motorsports 53, St-Hyacinthe, Qc, Canada), 19. Justin Thompson (Scrappy's DR56, Lebanon, PA), 20. Kenney Johnson (Johnson Racing 46, CT), 21. Gabriel Richer (Groupe Richer Racing 10X, Les Coteaux, Qc, Canada), 22. Brittany Wixon (Wixon Racing 15, Reading, PA).
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