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Hoosiers Mama Mothers Day Special May 7th 2021

off the start
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Matt Depew (667) and Keith Flach (43) battling for the early race lead during the Modified main event and Flach would hang onto to get the win and third of his career at Albany Saratoga. It would be the fourth week of racing at the Albany Saratoga Speedway better know as the great race place. After all the qualifying was done for the night the only thing that would be left for the night would be the mains and the first one up would be the 4 cylinders for 15 laps and charging from the back to take the lead would be the Jaxson Ryan as the first caution would come out on lap 6 for a spin by Matt Galusha. They would only get one lap in and the caution would be back out for caution for a wreck in turn. On issuing restart the 4 of Jaxson Ryan would just cut clean and Damian Ward would inherit the lead and get the eventual winner on the night. Then next up would be the Street Stock main event with all the action coming in the first five laps as there would be 3 cautions in that time with the big one being when leaders Jimmy Duncan and Paul Braymer would get hooked together and slide to the inside wall. Once the early race wrecking was taken care it would be a great dash to the finish as Josh Bussino would get the win over John Filarecki and Jason Samrov. Then the third main of the night would be the ground-pounding earthshaking Modifieds and it would be a feat just to make the field of 30 for the main as over 40 racers showed up for the night. The race would take a bit to get us there would be three cautions in the first nine laps including a rollover by a newcomer to the 358 ranks Jack Speshock as he hit a hole headed into turn 1. The action would be in the middle of the pack as Andrew Pergero and Larry Wight would charge up to second and third behind Keith Flach. There would be a caution just over the halfway mark with 14 laps to go and Flach Pergero and Wight at the front although they wouldn't have an answer as Flach would just pull away and take the victory. Then we would have the Sportsman Modified race and it would be a career night from Jim Nagle as he would come up from his top ten starting position and take the lead and outlast Cody Ochos and Andrew Buff for the first Sportsman Modified event win. After that, it would be the Limited Sportsman Modified turn to take to the track, and once again it would be the Dylan Madsen show as he would get his second win in four races on the season and now be just one win away from being called up to the big show at Albany Saratoga Speedway. Then to finish off the night of racing from Albany Saratoga would be the crowd-pleasing Pro Stocks Chuck Dumblewski would bottom feed on the track all night and get a win on the night over Jason Casey. They will be back racing next weekend at the great race place on May 14th as it will be Law Enforcement night and thousand to win for the Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. Gallery

side by side
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Jared Casey (332) and Nick Stone (27) dive into turn three during the Pro Stock heat race as they battle for position early on. Gallery

Hoosier Mama's Mother Day Special Albany Saratoga Speedway May 7th 2021

Dirtcar Racing
and there hooked
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Jimmy Duncan (771) and Paul Braymer (3b) get hooked down the backstretch battling for the lead and stay that way through the corner and that's how they ended up. They would end up needing the sawall to get them apart. It would be the fourth week of racing at the Albany Saratoga Speedway better know as the great race place. After all the qualifying was done for the night the only thing that would be left for the night would be the mains and the first one up would be the 4 cylinders for 15 laps and charging from the back to take the lead would be the Jaxson Ryan as the first caution would come out on lap 6 for a spin by Matt Galusha. They would only get one lap in and the caution would be back out for caution for a wreck in turn. On issuing restart the 4 of Jaxson Ryan would just cut clean and Damian Ward would inherit the lead and get the eventual winner on the night. Then next up would be the Street Stock main event with all the action coming in the first five laps as there would be 3 cautions in that time with the big one being when leaders Jimmy Duncan and Paul Braymer would get hooked together and slide to the inside wall. Once the early race wrecking was taken care it would be a great dash to the finish as Josh Bussino would get the win over John Filarecki and Jason Samrov. Then the third main of the night would be the ground-pounding earthshaking Modifieds and it would be a feat just to make the field of 30 for the main as over 40 racers showed up for the night. The race would take a bit to get us there would be three cautions in the first nine laps including a rollover by a newcomer to the 358 ranks Jack Speshock as he hit a hole headed into turn 1. The action would be in the middle of the pack as Andrew Pergero and Larry Wight would charge up to second and third behind Keith Flach. There would be a caution just over the halfway mark with 14 laps to go and Flach Pergero and Wight at the front although they wouldn't have an answer as Flach would just pull away and take the victory. Then we would have the Sportsman Modified race and it would be a career night from Jim Nagle as he would come up from his top ten starting position and take the lead and oulast Cody Ochos and Andrew Buff for first Sportsman Modified event win. After that, it would be the Limited Sportsman Modified turn to take to the track, and once again it would be the Dylan Madsen show as he would get his second win in four races on the season and now be just one win away from being called up to the big show at Albany Saratoga Speedway. Then to finish off the night of racing from Albany Saratoga would be the crowd-pleasing Pro Stocks Chuck Dumblewski would bottom feed on the track all night and get a win on the night over Jason Casey. They will be back racing next weekend at the great race place on May 14th as it will be Law Enforcement night and thousand to win for the Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions. Gallery

Week 2 of Racing Albany Saratoga Speedway April 23rd 2021

Dirtcar Racing
wheel to wheel
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Scott Duell (14x) and Connor Cleveland (09) going into turn three-wheel to the wheel as they battle for second early in the Sportsman Modified main. It would be week 2 of the 2021 season at Albany Saratoga Speedway and it would also be the return of fans to the races at the track for the first time in like 18 months although be it at a limited capacity of 20% in the stands. First up in the qualifying would be the heats for the Sportsman Modified and getting the four heats to win would be Pat Jones, Scott Duell, Dan Grignon, and Justin Miller. Then on track would be the Pro Stocks for three heats and the wins would go to Nick Stone, Chad Jeso, and Rob Yetman. Then we would have the ground-pounding Modifieds in the first heat Mike Maraseca would make a last-lap pass on Matt Depew for the win. Then in heat two, we would have another late-race pass this time by Jeremy Pitts on Derrick McGrew Jr for the win. In the third heat Anthony Pergero would take the lead on lap five over Rich Ronca and walk away with the win/ Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified out for three heat and in the first heat Bryce Breault would take the early lead for the win. In the second heat of the Limited Sportsman Modified, Gerald Leclair would go wire to wire for the win, and then in the third heat Zach Buff would do the same. Then the last set of heat races would be the Street Stocks for two heats and the winners would be Josh Femming and John Filarecki. Then we would have are only two last chance qualifiers on the night in the Sportsman Modified division and getting the wins would be Michael Fitzgerald and Tyler Corcoran. Then it would be back for its second year the Dash race this week in the Sportsman Modified class and getting the win is Pat Jones and the extra 200 dollars. Then all that would be left on the night would be the Mains and first up would be the Pro Stocks for 25 laps Rich Crane would start on the front row and slowly pull away from the field but there would be a late-race caution with 6 to go to bunch the field back up and have Chad Jeseo and Rob Yetman back in the hunt although it wouldn't be enough as Rich Crane would get the win. Next up on the schedule would be the 20 lap Limited Sportsman Modified and it would come down to the last lap and corner as Chris Jakubbiak would pass Gerald Leclair for the win. Then we would have the ground-pounding Modifieds and the early racing would see Michael Maresca and Anthony Peregeo battling at the front although a lapper would get in the way sending them both off. As the benefactor of that would be Jeremy Pitts and once he got the lead he would not give it up as he would secure his first career victory in the division. Then we would have the shower of 602 power as the Sportsman Modified would hit the track it would be slow getting going as there would be three cautions and we would have only one lap complete. Pat Jones would use his front row starting spot to avoid the wrecks and lead wire to wire for his second career victory. Although that wasn't to say there wasn't racing behind him as Andrew Buff would come up from 20th and get the 2nd place finish and Connor Cleveland would avoid an early crash to secure third. Then it would be the 15 laps four-cylinder race and Jaxson Ryan would walk away for his second straight win on the season. Then to finish off the night it would be the Street Stock for 15 laps as Hunter Sanchez would charge from the back of the pack for the win. The racing will return to the great race place next Friday (April 30th) for week three of the season on VP Small Engines Fuels night and Pro Stock Dash. Gallery

Week 2 Racing Albany-Saratoga Speedway April 23rd 2021

winning pass
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Chris Jakubbiak (357) drives to the bottom three and takes the lead and win over Zach Buff on the last lap. It would be week 2 of the 2021 season at Albany Saratoga Speedway and it would also be the return of fans to the races at the track for the first time in like 18 months although be it at a limited capacity of 20% in the stands. First up in the qualifying would be the heats for the Sportsman Modified and getting the four heats to win would be Pat Jones, Scott Duell, Dan Grignon, and Justin Miller. Then on track would be the Pro Stocks for three heats and the wins would go to Nick Stone, Chad Jeso, and Rob Yetman. Then we would have the ground-pounding Modifieds in the first heat Mike Maraseca would make a last-lap pass on Matt Depew for the win. Then in heat two, we would have another late-race pass this time by Jeremy Pitts on Derrick McGrew Jr for the win. In the third heat Anthony Pergero would take the lead on lap five over Rich Ronca and walk away with the win/ Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified out for three heat and in the first heat Bryce Breault would take the early lead for the win. In the second heat of the Limited Sportsman Modified, Gerald Leclair would go wire to wire for the win, and then in the third heat Zach Buff would do the same. Then the last set of heat races would be the Street Stocks for two heats and the winners would be Josh Femming and John Filarecki. Then we would have are only two last chance qualifiers on the night in the Sportsman Modified division and getting the wins would be Michael Fitzgerald and Tyler Corcoran. Then it would be back for its second year the Dash race this week in the Sportsman Modified class and getting the win is Pat Jones and the extra 200 dollars. Then all that would be left on the night would be the Mains and first up would be the Pro Stocks for 25 laps Rich Crane would start on the front row and slowly pull away from the field but there would be a late-race caution with 6 to go to bunch the field back up and have Chad Jeseo and Rob Yetman back in the hunt although it wouldn't be enough as Rich Crane would get the win. Next up on the schedule would be the 20 lap Limited Sportsman Modified and it would come down to the last lap and corner as Chris Jakubbiak would pass Gerald Leclair for the win. Then we would have the ground-pounding Modifieds and the early racing would see Michael Maresca and Anthony Peregeo battling at the front although a lapper would get in the way sending them both off. As the benefactor of that would be Jeremy Pitts and once he got the lead he would not give it up as he would secure his first career victory in the division. Then we would have the shower of 602 power as the Sportsman Modified would hit the track it would be slow getting going as there would be three cautions and we would have only one lap complete. Pat Jones would use his front row starting spot to avoid the wrecks and lead wire to wire for his second career victory. Although that wasn't to say there wasn't racing behind him as Andrew Buff would come up from 20th and get the 2nd place finish and Connor Cleveland would avoid an early crash to secure third. Then it would be the 15 laps four-cylinder race and Jaxson Ryan would walk away for his second straight win on the season. Then to finish off the night it would be the Street Stock for 15 laps as Hunter Sanchez would charge from the back of the pack for the win. The racing will return to the great race place next Friday (April 30th) for week three of the season on VP Small Engines Fuels night and Pro Stock Dash. Gallery

three wide
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Kyle Coryea

Jimmy Eaton (8j) Shane Henderson (9) and Jason Casey take it three-wide into turn three as they battle for position early in the Pro Stock main event. Gallery