Race Recap #5
10/2/17 For Immediate Release
Fall 2 Day Swap Meet and Drags
By Dean Ficarro
(Oley, Pa 9/30/17-10/1/17) Old and new vendors were on hand for another successful swap meet weekend at Reading Motorcycle Club in the beautiful Oley Valley. We hope everyone got a chance to enjoy the many bargains avail at RMC’s fall swap meet. What a great weekend for racing at Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway! The weather was great and the racing was tight as always. First and always we would like to thank our weekend sponsors for their continued support and also the many volunteers it takes to have a successful raceway! Us racers really appreciate everything you do for us!
This week’s Jr youth class was won by B. Hornig riding the #00, they proved too tough to beat this weekend with nonstop consistent reaction times and ET’s. The #00 was also the number one qualifier for this weekend earning him the extra points, Great god to the entire team and congratulations! Second place this weekend was taken home by C. Datton on the #101 bike and third place was Cody Clevenger on the #56c. Samantha Bentley #144 still holds the point lead headed into the final weekend with a 48-point lead over Cody Clevenger and the #56c. Keep an eye on the Jr’s this weekend as we could have a shake in the final points standings!
Senior youth honors were taken home this weekend by non-other than Miss Emily Baloga riding the #73e. Emily has been a force to reckon with this season capturing 2 wins and 3 top 5 finishes, congratulations Emily! Second was taken home by H. Chrisman riding the 10h and third was taken home by Ian Cleveland riding the #21. There are only 37 points separating these 3 racers for the senior youth points championship, next weekend will decide our senior youth champion!
Automatic ET top honors were taken home by Leon Wagner Riding the #127L. This was Leon’s first race on a newly upgraded bike and he proved too tough to beat. His reaction times and ET’s we consistent all weekend and he showed it! Congratulations to Leon and his whole crew on getting to the winner’s circle in 2017! Brielle Hines riding the #28B took home second place and rounding out the top 3 was Michael Hines Jr. riding his #13.
Mike Beers Roofing and Siding Pro Open division saw an increased pay out for this weekend’s racing, it seemed to increase the bike count and we had some very fast times posted in the Pro open division this weekend. The weekend’s honors were taken home by Ashley Vanderslice of Deturk racing riding the #8aa bike owned by Lonnie and Deb Deturk, congratulations to the team on their victory! Second was taken home by John O’Conner on his super-fast #410 Suzuki Hyabusa, John was trying everything he could but was unable to beat Ashley this week as we saw both of them in the finals and what a race it was! Third place was taken home by Mike Schneider riding his #1220 Suzuki Hyabusa. Congratulations to the top 3 finishers in the Mike Beers Roofing and Siding Pro Open Division! Next week we crown the Champ!
Pro Modified has seen its second back to back winner of 2017! Jameson Messa took home top honors in Pro Mod this weekend riding his lightning fast #7734 Kawasaki ZX-10. Jameson has become one of the front runners at RMC Raceway and is such a thrill to watch race! Congrats to him on taking home 1st in pro mod for the second consecutive race! Second was taken home by Ashley Vanderslice riding the #8a and rounding out the top 3 was Mike Schneider riding the #1220.
Super Modified gets another first time winner this weekend! Troy Hartz Riding the Black widows racing #120 captured his first career win this weekend. Troy wend undefeated during eliminations and won the finals on the first pass! Congratulations Troy and his team on all the hard work they put into getting him in the winner’s circle, it was well deserved! Hope to see him there again this weekend, and again congrats to the whole #120 crew on their victory! Second was taken home by Dillon Davies and the #30, Dillon faced Troy in the finals and put on a great show but Troy proved too tough to beat and that this was his weekend! It was very exciting to watch it all unfold throughout the day. Third place was taken home by Zack Pinter riding the 8z. Zack had some mechanical troubles during testing and was offered another ride this weekend to compete. Zack handled himself very strongly and still took home a top 3, congrats Zack on proving you are a true racer! Super modified is by far our most competitive big bike class and continues to be great to watch! Top 2 in points are only separated by a mere 44 points! This weekend we will decide the supermod champ as well!
Senior Modified saw a first time winner this weekend as well! Congrats to Dan Miller on taking home top honors in SR Modified riding the #148. Dan has been trying like heck to get the bike on the track this season and it payed off, he was undefeated all day! Second was taken home by Kyle Wrecsics on the 77k, Kyle is also the current points leader. Rounding out third place was James Yost Jr riding the #969. Junior Modified top honors were taken home by Steven Pencak riding the #98s and second was R. Zuk riding the #20.
Pro ET and Sportsman ET are still by far our most popular racing classes. They keep the competition fair and tight! Top honors in Pro ET were taken home by A. Youndt riding the #A184 followed closely in second was Dan Daigle riding his #74 Suzuki and third was Shawn Wall riding the #513. Dan is the current points leader and hopes to lock up the championship this weekend! Sportsman ET top honors were taken home by K. Gockley riding his Suzuki Bandit (Sorry I don’t know the numberJ), this was his first win of the year, congrats! Eric Miller Riding the #33 came home second this week and rounding out the top 3 was James Yost Jr riding the 969. Top 2 in sportsman ET championship points are separated by 5 points! This weekend will decide the champ in that division as well, you don’t want to miss it!
Now for the Harley’s, Pro Street Pushrod was taken home by non-other than Randy Long riding the #88. Randy has won the last 4 races in a row and looks to make it 5 this weekend which would also lock up the points championship for him as well. Second was taken home by Rich Hilllegass riding the #86 and third was Brandon Reiss Jr. riding the #22.
Pushrod Sportster top honors were taken home by Mr. Tim Basch riding the #95, Tim has one every race except for 1 this year and is on track to be the 2017 points champion in pushrod sportster. Congrats to Tim and his crew on a great season so far and we hope for him to finish strong. Second was taken home by newcomer C. Rutter riding the #2, this was the first time I had seen him race a sportster at RMC Raceway and he was very impressive. Rounding out the Top 3 was S. Roles riding the #94x.
The American Classic Motors Pro Sportster Division also saw an increased payout this week thanks to their yearly class sponsor American Classic Motors. This seemed to dray everyone in this weekend and there was some fierce competition. Top honors were taken home by Travis Smith riding the #T100, Travis has won 4 out of the 5 races this year as well and hopes to make it a fifth this weekend for the final race. Mike Slowe riding the #700r and Anthony Navaro Riding the #311x rounded out the top 3 this weekend. Travis looks to lock up the championship points this weekend, he is leading Anthony by over 100 points and should wrap it up this weekend. Pro Sportster are some of the best heads up racing at RMC Raceway and are a thrill to watch, this last race should be a good one.
Again thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the weekend with us, it sure was a good one! Hope everyone got the opportunity to enjoy something at the club this weekend, I know there was tons to do! Until this weekend stay safe and we will see you at the track!