This past Thursday, July 6, turned out to be an
exciting one for drivers and fans alike in
attendance for the go-kart program, as the
summer continues to progress for the 2017 racing
The first Novice division feature provided the
right amount of persistence and action to fill
the race’s 10-lap distance. Luke Blose, who sat
on the pole, assumed control of the Novice field
from the green flag straight all the way down to
the checkered flag. For the driver of the #78,
it’s his third win of the season. Matthew
Fingerlow, Jocelyn Just, Tucker Welshans, and
Oliver Loeschke completed the field.
The second Novice division feature went off
without a hitch. It was pole sitter Luca Camillo
in his #22x kart leading all ten circuits to his
first career Ransomville go-kart feature win.
The rest of the finishing order consisted of
Austin Gordon, Wyatt Sherman, Nicolas Lemke, and
The racing amongst the Jeffery Machine Jr. 2
division was definitely exciting throughout the
15-lap distance, especially late in the going.
Anthony Pollow, piloting his #56 entry, got
around leader Brendan Wallace on lap three, and
held it until lap 11 when Greenley George showed
her presence in the battle for the top spot.
They would dogfight for the lead for a few laps
before George received contact from behind and
spun around. Pollow held off Wallace again on
the final restart, and soon claimed his third
win of the season, and gaining ground in the
points standings as well. Wallace ended up in
2nd, followed by Paul Lassman, Evan Stefanski,
Jayme Stone, Greenley George, and Abby Castille
to round out the finishing order.
For the Tim Phillips Garage Sr. Lite 15-lap
feature, it was all Kayla Joseph, as she had
nothing to worry about at the front of the
field. But the racing that occurred behind her
was frantic, with the rest of the field
relentlessly swapping positions back and forth.
Kayla, aboard her #44 machine, took home her
second win of the season. Her younger brother
Kyle drove a stout race to get 2nd, and made it
a Joseph 1-2. Jeff Anstett finished 3rd,
followed by Gary Gou III, Eric Veidheffer,
newcomer Tom Neal in 6th, Vincent Chiodo, T.J.
Schime, and Jeff Chapman completed the Sr. Lite
The racing in the Slack Karts Jr. 1 feature was
nothing short of hectic. Several yellows were
thrown, and the drivers showed that they were
not willing to give. Mason Hanel led the first
few circuits before Riley Bloomingdale found his
way around him before the race’s halfway point.
Bloomingdale then held off a charge from Nigel
Pendykoski before taking home his second win of
the season aboard his #7 machine. Pendykoski,
Ryan Winters, Mason Hanel, and Tyler Foster
completed the top five.
The Fitzgibbon Contracting & Construction Jr. 3
division was a nail-biter for the second
straight week. Many aggressive moves were made,
and many yellows were thrown during the 15
scheduled laps for the race. The battle for the
lead ended up dwindling down to a couple Newfane
drivers, pole sitter Dylan Duhow, and Michael
Carmer. Carmer would eventually get the best of
Duhow with three laps to go. The pilot of the
#79 kart would get his second consecutive win,
and expand his points lead. Duhow, Matt Krull,
Alexis Bolam, and Bo Wrate completed the top
Jeff Anstett seems to have the Finish Line Auto
Detail Sr. Heavy division in the bag early.
Anstett, in his familiar #61 machine, took
control of the field right off the bat and never
relinquished the lead for the whole race.
Anstett took home his sixth win of the season
out of six races completed. Joe Evans, Ashley
Daul, Chris Purgarich, Tim Wnek, and Tony
Purgarich rounded out the remainder of the
Next week will have a double-thriller, as there
will be a make-up race date for this coming
Monday, July 10, along with a regularly
scheduled race night for next Thursday, July 13.
Grandstands admission is free as always.
Concession stands will be open. Hot-laps will
begin at 6:45 pm, with the rest of the program