Story By: STEVEN PETTY / LANCASTER MOTORPLEX – LANCASTER, NY – Tony Carbone from Cheektowaga, NY earned his first Monroe Extinguisher Sportsman track championship.
Mark Hoch from West Seneca, NY clinched his second straight Budget RV Outlet of Buffalo Street Stock track title. Chris Deyoe Jr from East Otto, NY won his first Rusty Diamond Cores LLC 4 Cylinder track title. Dave Wollaber from North Tonawanda, NY won the main event for the Mighty TQ Midgets and clinched his sixth career track championship.
After nearly an hour delay due to weather, speedway management made the decision to call the show. Several attempts were made by the drivers and speedway officials to dry the track, but with the lateness of the evening and unfavorable conditions, the call was made to pull the plug on the remainder of the evening.
The only feature that was able to be completed was the 20-lap main event for the Mighty TQ Midgets, and it was Dave Wollaber collecting the victory, his 34th of his career at Lancaster Motorplex. Carl Schroeder and Brendan Wallace were on the front row, with Schroeder in the lead. Wallace would take the lead from Schroeder on lap two, with Mark Schulz and Dave Wollaber giving chase. Kyle Hutchinson would pass Schulz for third and would go after Wollaber and Wallace. Wollaber would take the lead away from Wallace on lap nine and would start to pull away from the field. Hutchinson would be able to work around Wallace past the halfway mark, but it wasn’t enough as Wollaber would go on to score the feature win.
Next on the schedule for the stock car program is the 35th US Open Weekend, scheduled for September 22-24. The historic weekend will kick off on Friday night with Practice session from 6pm-10pm plus a free concert, featuring The 5D Band. The concert will run from 9-11pm near the beer garden in the grandstand concourse. King Wolf Productions is presenting the Friday night practice and concert to kick off US Open Weekend.
Saturday, September 23 will feature the Small Block Supermodified Championship Series (SBS), Monroe Extinguisher Sportsman, New York Super Stock Series, Mighty TQ Midgets, and the Rusty Diamond Cores 4 Cylinders. It will mark the inaugural visit by the Small Block Supermodifieds to Lancaster. Sunday, September 24 will be the 35th running of the US Open featuring the Race of Champions Modified Series. The Granite State Pro Stocks in action for the first time at Lancaster. The Granite State Pro Stocks and the Western New York Late Model contingent expected to be in attendance will make it for an exciting show, paying $5,000 to win for the 75-lap event, presented by MDP Motorsports Promotions. The Budget RV Outlet of Buffalo Street Stocks will also be in action plus the Rusty Diamond Cores 4 Cylinders will have their third race of the season on the Lancaster 5/8th’s oval.
RACE RESULTS – SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
Monroe Extinguisher Sportsman 2023 Track Champion: Tony Carbone
Budget RV Outlet of Buffalo Street Stocks 2023 Track Champion: Mark Hoch
Rusty Diamond Cores 4 Cylinders 2023 Track Champion: Chris Deyoe Jr
Lancaster Motorplex 2023 TQ Midget Track Champion: Dave Wollaber
Mighty TQ Midgets: DAVE WOLLABER, Kyle Hutchinson, Brendan Wallace, Dave Schulz, Ronnie Flaim, Nick Groff, Vinnie Christiano III, Brian Schulz, Erik Musto, Vinnie Christiano Jr, Arik McGruder, Cory Grenzy, Dominique Smith, Mark Schulz, Carl Schroeder, Andrew Nye, Chester Haywood, Paul Jorgensen
Qualifying Heats: Andrew Nye, Brendan Wallace