Jun 13, 2021 09:35 PM EDT
Coffey Extends Point Lead With Outlaw Victory
Race Report by Steven Ovens – June 13th, 2021 –
(DUNDEE, NY) – Kyle Coffey has had things rolling really well in the Friendly Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Modifieds at Outlaw Speedway. He came into Fire/EMS Night as the points leader and left with not only the points lead- but another feature win to go along with it.
Billy Paine jumped out to the early lead to take the opening lap but it was Ron Cartwright Jr. who for the second week in a row was the rabbit out front. Cartwright was working the top shelf to perfection while Coffey advanced into the runner up position.
At the halfway point of the event, Coffey made a huge bid for the lead with a slidejob in Turn 4 just barely catching the left front tire of Cartwright. This caused Cartwright to check up hard exiting the turn and calamity ensued as Paine, Jeff Daugherty and Danny Johnson all got collected.
The second half of the race was all Coffey as he would win by a large margin at Raymond Kennerup’s checkered flag- 3.6 seconds ahead of Phil Vigneri III, Bobby Varin from nearly last place, Johnson and Steve Paine.
Alex Payne had himself a night in Sportsman competition Friday night. The Canandaigua, NY 15-year old swept the night in both Sunrise Insulation American Racer Sportsman competition & the Speed Connection Hoosier Sportsman feature.
In the American Racer feature, it was Stacey Jackson who took the early lead in a good run their team has desperately needed. Jackson showed the way for the opening five laps before later having trouble to finish twelfth.
Jackson would surrender the lead to former Super Stock track champion Dale Welty in his famous black and pink No. 123. Welty looked like the best car early on, but Payne was just starting to warm up the afterburners.
Payne was absolutely smoking the topside cushion lap after lap, carrying and building momentum up that was too tough to try and fight off. Eventually Payne would make a slider work to take the lead from Welty- who still brought home a top five finish.
Once Payne got to the lead though, it wasn’t quite done just yet. Chris Fisher, who bounced back last week with a feature win after clipping the front end of the car from a May crash, was once again fast and was keeping Payne honest. Payne’s lead never grew too large as he would lead Fisher over the line at the checkers by only 0.892 seconds.
Fisher, Karl Comfort, Dale Welty and Carter Crooker completed the top five.
In the nightcap for the Speed Connection Hoosier Sportsman- the story was much different. Payne stepped out to a large lead- 3.656 seconds at the checkered flag. Payne battled with “The Iceman” Steve Gray- a driver Payne knows well from growing up watching Gray during his dominant years at Land of Legends Raceway.
Gray looked stout in leading the first eleven laps of the event and even started trading sliders with Payne for laps 10, 11 and 12. But lap 12 once again proved to be the key for Payne as he pulled off a slidejob to secure the lead and not look back for yet another check in the winner’s column for 2021.
Andrew Jacobson slipped by Gray for second at the end, Gray was third, last week’s feature winner Adam Hilton in fourth and Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia native Zac McDonald scoring his second top five in as many weeks at Outlaw Speedway.
The Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks have proven to be the Glenn Whritenour Invitational in 2021 as he has left no doubt- winning three straight races going back to June 4. Whritenour wasted no time in both the makeup feature at the beginning of the night and the nightcap, as he would take the lead in both races on lap 2.
Jared Hill led the opening lap in the makeup feature but would suffer overheating problems and would not finish. In the nightcap, Hill suffered the same issues and would only take the green flag and make one lap.
While Whritenhour was on cruise control in the nightcap, by 4.567 seconds, Gene Sharpsteen and Bob Buono were waging war for the second position. Buono would get the best of Sharpsteen in the end, for one of his best finishes of the season in the Buono Racing 64b.
The NAPA Auto Parts Hobby Stocks finish was one everyone will be talking about next Friday night. Jamie Eldredge Jr. led the early laps of the race on Friday night after suffering a mechanical issue the week before. But eventually Willy Easling would get by on the second lap and bring Mr. Smooth Marc Minutolo with him. Minutolo would use the top of the racetrack to get the lead from Easling, while Easling suffered a failure just a couple laps later for a DNF.
Justin Eldredge started closing the gap on Minutolo on the final lap and set up an exciting finish. Eldredge fired up the grill and delivered, as he calls it, a White Castle Slider on Minutolo in turn number four. Minutolo made contact with Eldredge’s back bumper and eventually lost control into a spin cycle. This allowed Eldredge to race away to his fourth win of the season in the Hobby Stocks over Minutolo, Eldredge Jr., Easling and Brian Lloyd.
The Winner’s Circle Deli 4-Cylinder Feature was a bit of rough and tumble to get started. But the ending was much of the same that has been seen so far. Kenneth Evans out of Elmira, NY found the outside cushion and rocketed away to yet another 4-Cylinder win in 2021. Evans won their 20-lap feature by an impressive 9.268 seconds.
Next on the schedule for Outlaw Speedway is Jeff Searles Memorial Night on Friday June 18th.
FIRE/EMS NIGHT @ OUTLAW SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL RESULTS- Friday June 11th, 2021:
FRIENDLY DODGE MODIFIEDS 30-Lap A-Main (15 cars): KYLE COFFEY, Phil Vigneri III, Bobby Varin, Danny Johnson, Steve Paine, Eric Williams, Jim LaRock, Billy Paine, Ron Cartwright, Derrick Podsiadlo, Greg Birosh, Brady Fultz, Jeff Daugherty, Eldon Payne, Tyler Siri
SUNRISE INSULATION AMERICAN RACER SPORTSMAN 25-Lap A-Main (17 cars): ALEX PAYNE, Chris Fisher, Karl Comfort, Dale Welty, Carter Crooker, Brandon Butler, Justice Mayo, Reese Hackett, Greg Crooker, Tommy Paine, Eric Grice, Stacey Jackson, Brian Fish, Evan Nugent, Ajay Potrzebowski Sr., Ben Feldman, Kreg Crooker (DNS)
SPEED CONNECTION HOOSIER SPORTSMAN 25-Lap A-Main (14 cars): ALEX PAYNE, Andrew Jacobson, Steve Gray, Adam Hilton, Zac McDondald, AJ Lloyd, Ajay Potrzebowski Jr., Brent Ayers, Blake Parsons, Brandon Butler, Brett Buono, Tim Guild, Bryan Rhoads, Nicole Hoag
STAN’S NO TUBES STREET STOCKS 20-Lap A-Main (10 cars): GLENN WHRITENOUR, Bob Buono, Gene Sharpsteen, Chuck Winslow, Zach Teed, Tim Grady, Tony Cameron, Jared Hill, Marc Minutolo, Jeremy Potrzebowski (DSQ)
STAN’S NO TUBES STREET STOCK Make Up Feature 20 Laps: (8 cars): GLENN WHRITENOUR, Gene Sharpsteen, Tony Cameron, Jared Hill, Zach Teed, Chuck Winslow, Aksel Jensen (DNS), Joshua Oles (DNS)
NAPA AUTO PARTS HOBBY STOCKS 20-Lap A-Main (6 cars): JUSTIN ELDREDGE, Marc Minutolo, Jamie Eldredge Jr., Willy Easling, Brian Lloyd, Rich Sharpsteen Sr. (DNS)
WINNER’S CIRCLE DELI 4-CYLINDERS 20-Lap A-Main (15 cars): KENNETH EVANS, Mike Stone, Scott Lehman Sr., Jayson Smart, Derrick Puryear, David Kinner, Matt Irwin, Alex Dykes, Brian Avery, Jeffrey Moore, Rick Margeson, Scott Lehman Jr., Derrick Evans, Eric Stinson (DNS), Rich Sharpsteen (Black Flag DQ)