Penn Can Speedway
KYLE ROHNER WINS SPORTSMAN SPECIAL AT PENN CAN FRIDAY
Susquehanna, PA…The track crew worked all day to get the track in racing condition after the hard Thursday rain. When the action concluded Friday evening, Kyle Rohner held of the steady challenges of Wes Campbell to claim his first 602 sportsman series feature of the season in the NEP Wireless Mini Series event. In the hotly contested street stock feature Jon Carpenter made it two wins in a row holding off 2012 speedway champion Earl Zimmer. The seventeen car four cylinder feature event went to point leader Kenny Underwood while invader Lance Albanese won the factory stock main event. In the Xcel 600 modified tour event Aaron Bowes won his first ever Penn Can feature with Craig Fox winning in the Kings Without Wings 600 Sprint Tour feature.
Kyle Rohner used his front row starting position to his advantage as he jumped out to the lead in the twenty five lap 602 sportsman feature. Rohner was by no meants home free as 2011 sportsman champion, Grant Hilfiger and teammate Wes Cambell held steady pressure on the leader throughout the early position of the race. The first caution would fly on lap nine for a spinning car in turn two. When the green came back Campbell took to the high side pulling along side of Rohmer lap after lap with point leader, Butch Green on their bumpers. The last caution of the race came on lap twenty three when a broken wheel sent Hilfiger spinning in front of the pack setting up a two lap dash. Rohner hit his marks and held on to win his first race of the season at Penn Can.
Matt Spencer and Joe Cabets lead the street stock feature to the green flag for the twenty lap event. Cabets took the early lead after cautions spead the field on the initial green flag lap. With Cabets in the lead, Two time feature winner Jon Carpenter took to the high side of the speedway and powered by the Cabets machine. Once out front Carpenter would have to deal with the challenges of Earl Zimmer, Shane Wolf Jr, and Ryan Stone, all winners at Penn Can in 2013. With the race running caution free the last nineteen laps, Carpenter won for the third time this season. He was followed across by Zimmer, Stone, Wolf Jr., and Cabets.
The seventeen car four cylinder feature was one of the most entertaining of the evening. With racing throughout the pack, point leader Kenny Underwood took control on lap eight and held off the challenges of 2012 four cylinder champion, Any Brigham, Josh Bailey and previous week’s winner, Devon Bailey.
The factory stock field has been growing weekly and with the wet weather conditions at other speedways Friday invaders made their way to the Penn Can oval. Penn Can star Mark Andrus had the early lead in a very hotly contested battle. With early cautions flying, invaders Buck Mills and Lance Albanese would come through the field to challenge for the top spot. The racing was intense with two and three wide racing. When the checkered flag flew, invaders Albanese and Mike Morse claimed the top spot with Andrus third, followed by Gary Cleveland and Nate Hill.
The Xcel Modified Tour race was another thrilling feature event with racing throughout the twenty four car field. Aaron Bowes was able to hold off the fast challenging Jonathon Pepe to win for the first time this season at Penn Can. In the companion Kings Without Wings 600 cc Sprint feature Craig Fox came home the winner over Chad Sandt, Larry Mekic, and Cody Smith.
PENN NOTES: This coming Friday is another big night of racing at the speedway with the return of the Late Models. Also on the card is the annual bike give-away. Over eighty bikes will be given away by head flagger Gary Folk Jr. After racing in the sixty seven car modified Clash at the Can Wednesday, the modifieds had the night off. Over one hundred cars jammed the pits Friday for the six division show. With all of the heavy rain that soaked the speedway Tuesday and Thursday, the track crew did a masterful job getting the speedway in great condition considering all of the water they had to deal with. The drainage pond over flowed on to the track overnight and it took the track crew until right before race time to finishing draining the water.
NEP Wireless 602 Sportsman Feature: Kyle Rohner, Wes Campbell, Butch Green, Alex Stanton, Paul Rooney, Doug Snyder, Bob Janesky, Rick LaMont, Randy Gates, Dusty Barton, George Brown, Grant Hilfiger
S&W Awards Street Stock Feature: Jon Carpenter, Earl Zimmer, Ryan Stone, Shane Wolf Jr, Joe Cabets, Matt Spencer, Ricky Davis Sr, Fred Christ, Steve Deinhardt, Chuck Murray, John Hoover, Ken Sparks Jr
Four Cylinder Feature: Kenny Underwood, Andy Brigham, Josh Bailey, Devon Bailey, Mike Robinson, Collin Davey, Dylan Robinson, Rick Sinsabough, Josh Wilder, Kasey Meagley, Ronald Welch, Brett Neely, Guy Raymond Jr, Nick Kennedy, Sheldon Whitman, Laverne Conklin, DNS, Bill Titus
Factory Stock Feature: Lanson Albanese, Mike Morse, Mark Andrus, Gary Cleveland, Nathan Hill, Kevin Garland, Jim Millard, Buck Mills Jr, Ted Mills Jr, David Ackley, Tom Velez, Phil Clapper, Ned Fitch, DNS, Ted Mills III
Xcel Modifieds: Aaron Bowes, Johnathan Pepe, Justin Dimorier, Rob Vivona, Jeremy Guistwite, Brian Mady, Nick Mady, Sean Burd, Ian Williamson, Kailee Dimorier, Eric Whitby, Jordyn Mohr, Jamie Frantz, Kam Maby, Jake Smith, Josh Pepe, Scott Adams, Steve Sherwood, Nathan Brinker, Richie Hitzler, Will Eastman, Buzz Barton, Kyle Fallis, Tim Van Horn Jr, DNQ, Marty Bunker, Shawna Schibila, Ronnie Molnar, Abbey Price, Sean Barchik, Brad Stevens, Korey Inglin, Tim Frantz
600 Sprints: Criag Fox, Chad Sandt, Larry Mekic, Cody Smith, Bruce Ginther Jr, Tom Shearer, Chris Stockham, Mike Fillbrunn, Joseph Smith, Eddie Strada, Adam Jones, Jerry Seabridge, DNS, Cody Coons