COTRISS, MORRIS, LEONE, OKEEFE, AND
SUSICE CLAIM WINS AT THE BIG R; PAT DELL WINS 2013 KI-PO
CHEVROLET STREET STOCK TITLE
Ransomville, NY –
Friday, September 06, 2013 – The second visit by the
DIRTcar Sportsman pulled into Western New York last
Friday as RPM Property Management presented the fifty
lap $1000 to Win main. A full card
of Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, FinditQuick.com
Fireballs, and Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers rounded
out the card resulting in some eighty-nine cars filling
the pit area.
Jesse Cotriss of
Akron, NY capped of his most memorable season with the
win in the fifty lap DIRTcar Sportsman series event.
The 2013 Investors Services Sportsman champion
used a move to the inside of Greg Martin on lap twelve
to take over the point position.
Cotriss would quickly pull away from the field and hold
the top spot through the remainder of the event. Cotriss
was forced to deal with lapped traffic by the half-way
point but would not have a problem in doing so.
Cotriss took the checker bringing his win count
to three at Ransomville Speedway for the season. “That’s
just my luck”, commented Cotriss when asked about the
lap 48 caution. “I thought…this is
going to be interesting (with a laugh). Thanks
to everyone for coming out.”
Greg Martin came home
in second after leading the first eleven circuits.
Boyd MacTavish advanced his points in the DIRTcar
series with a solid third place run. Don Spatorico and
Mathieu Desjardins rounded out the top five.
In post race technical inspection, Greg Martin
was disqualified due to a weight infraction.
A total of thirty strong came to green in the
fifty lap main which was marred by a few cautions and
one red flag early on. The red came
on lap eleven when turn one became blocked after a
multi-car incident. All cars would pull away with the
exception of Brad Rouse who came into the event second
in DIRTcar points.
Alex Morris of Niagara
Falls, NY took top honors aboard the twenty lap Ki-Po
Chevrolet Street Stock main event. Piloting his RPM
Property Management sponsored #48t, Morris won his
second feature main of the season after holding off
persistent challenges by Pat Dell. “The car was real
tight,” commented Morris. “It is
kind of the way the season has gone but I’m real glad to
be here.” Dell, Brian Lonneville,
Jesse Johnston, and Ken Camidge rounded out the top
Pat Dell of Niagara
Falls, NY simply needed to take the green in the Ki-Po
Chevrolet Street Stock main to earn his very first track
championship. Dell would do more
than that as he topped off his best season ever with a
solid second place finish. “It feels great,” commented
Dell. “We put a lot of work into
this car this year. The new crate
has worked great.”
Chris Leone of Niagara
Falls, NY collected his second win of the season in the
FinditQuick.com Fireball class.
Leone took command early on and held off Patrick OKeefe
for the win. Leone emerged with the
points lead with one event remaining. “I lost power
steering with two laps to go, “commented Leone.
“I’m really glad to be here.”
OKeefe backed up his win from earlier in the night with
a solid second followed by Ashley Harbison, Chad
Lederhouse, and Chris Lederhouse.
Pat OKeefe notched his second
feature win of the season in the FindItQuick.com
Fireball division. OKeefe took control early on in the
twelve lap main event and held it the entire distance.
OKeefe would collect his second win in a row
aboard the Fireball class – this one coming aboard the
make-up feature from August 30th
when Mother Nature forced officials to end the evening
early. “It has been a long season,” commented OKeefe.
“The car in finally handling, it’s great in the
Harbison came home in second followed by Chris Leone,
Anthony Hermanson, and Chad Lederhouse.
Austin Susice of
Ransomville, NY collected his fourth win of the season
aboard his #81 machine. After a
dismal finish the week prior, Susice found himself with
a great starting position for the twelve lap feature
main. Susice took full advantage as
he claimed the lead early on. Susice would maintain the
top spot through the final circuit and take the win. “I
knew Jose was there, I just concentrated on running my
line,” commented Susice trackside. Corey OKeefe enjoyed
a great second place finish followed by Jeff Sonnenberg,
Chris Lammerts, and Jay Eck.
INVESTORS SERVICES / DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN SERIES FEATURE
FINISH – JESSE COTRISS, Greg Martin, Boyd MacTavish, Don
Spatorico, Mathieu Desjardins, Justin Sharp, Cody
MacPherson, Derrick Borkenhagen, Joey Ladouceur, Jessica
Power, Allan Wills, James Michael Friesen, James Henry,
Kevin Wills, Nate Reynolds, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lloyd,
Adam Hilton, Jenna David, Sandy Pembleton, Martin
Pelletier, Matthew Farnham, Lewis Jackson Jr., Robert
Delormier, Andy Smith, Brad Rouse, Rob Clark, Greg
Panunte, Mark Chiddy, and Chris Burek. Heat
Winners – Robert Delormier, Boyd MacTavish, Rob Clark,
and Jesse Cotriss. Consolation Winners – Joey Ladouceur
and Cody McPherson. DNQ – Andy
Jankowiak, Don King, Austin Wood, Jim Zimmerman, Rocky
Thompson, and Scott George.
CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – ALEX MORRIS, Pat
Dell, Brian Lonneville, Jesse Johnston, Ken Camidge,
Jake Stefanski, Jason Meyers, Jaren Israel, Cliff
Brucker, Randy Zimmerman, Donald Hermanson, Webb
Nashwinter, Sean Letts, Mike Short, Chad Matison, Kyle
Wendt, Cliff Gregg III, Ryan Stephenson, and Ricky
Washburn. Heat Winners – Ken Camidge and Sean Letts.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALLS FEATURE FINISH – CHRIS LEONE,
Patrick OKeefe, Ashley Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Chris
Lederhouse, Chuck Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Steve
Matson, Jim Stone, and Dave Dussault. Heat Winners – Jim
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH (8-30-13) – PAT
OKEEFE, Ashley Harbison, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson,
Jim Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Chris Lederhouse, Chuck
Leone, Jim Stone, Mike Hossfeld, Dave Dussault, and Don
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – AUSTIN
SUSICE, Corey OKeefe, Jeff Sonnenberg, Chris Lammerts,
Jay Eck, Anthony Guthrie, Mike Kramarz, Mike Pahl, Mark
Nicoletti, Howard Guthrie, Joey Zimmerman, Jose Torres,
BobbiLynn Spillman, John Conklin, Brenden OKeefe, Robert
Berry, Ruban Coffey, Ryan Plante, Brian Monahan Jr.,
Christine Hanel, and Brett Senek. Heat Winners – Corey
OKeefe and Joey Zimmerman.