CHUCK HOSSFELD CAPTURES RoC MODIFIED “OL’ BOY” CUP 60 AT
Mancuso, Bainbridge, Jankowiak Also Pick Up Feature Wins
Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, NY made his first foray into stock
car racing after some successful years in go-karts, one of his
biggest supporters was the late Bill Colton, Jr. Hossfeld spent a
season wheeling a Street Stock before graduating to the Modifieds at
Lancaster National Speedway, and Colton was there to mentor and
support the future champion.
Hossfeld got to pay tribute to his fallen friend on Thursday night
at Lancaster as he captured the inaugural edition of the “Ol’ Boy”
Cup Bill Colton Memorial 60 presented by Quaker Steak & Lube Race of
Champions Modified Tour event.
Hossfeld led nearly every lap of the race after starting from the
outside pole position. Matt Hirschman finished second followed by
Patrick Emerling, Andy Jankowiak and Jimmy Zacharias.
Jankowiak led the field to the initial green flag with Hossfeld to
his outside. The pair traded the lead back and forth during the
opening laps until Hossfeld took control for good on lap four.
Jankowiak remained glued to Hossfeld’s back bumper until the caution
flag flew for the fourth time of the night on lap 16. It was during
the caution period that Jankowiak gave up the runner-up spot to make
a pit stop.
This handed second place to Tony Hanbury in the Kurzejewski Racing
#21, who had quickly moved up from the tenth starting position.
Hanbury, the defending winner of the U.S. Open, looked poised to
give Hossfeld a run for the top spot until contact with TJ
Potrzebowski on lap 33 sent him spinning in turn two.
Hanbury’s trouble moved Hirschman into second place followed by
Emerling and Zacharias. The stage appeared to be set for another
chapter in the storied rivalry between Hossfeld and Hirschman, but
Hossfeld slowly pulled away from the field as the race entered its
The one person on the race track that appeared to be faster than
Hossfeld in the closing laps was Jankowiak. He had worked his way
back through the field following his pit stop, and was in fourth
place when the yellow flag flew for the final time on lap 51 for a
spin by Bryan Sherwood.
Jankowiak’s comeback effort ran out of steam, however, after the
final restart as the handling of the car appeared to have gone away.
Hossfeld ran the final laps unopposed as he cruised to the win for
his second Race of Champions Modified Tour victory of 2015.
“Bill Colton (Jr.) was just a friend to auto racing and great friend
to myself personally,” said Hossfeld. “I still have sponsors he
helped me to get years and years ago, and without him I wouldn’t be
The Big 10 Super Stocks made their second visit of the season to
Lancaster, and for the second race in a row it was Joe Mancuso of
Buffalo scoring the win. Mancuso once again had to contend with Jake
Wylie to secure the victory. Wylie led the race until he got caught
in lap traffic on lap 12, and was passed by Mancuso.
Kevin Bainbridge captured his second win of the year in the
4-Cylinders. Bainbridge led all 20 laps after starting on the
outside of the front tow. Frank Prell held off Bobby Woch in the
race for second to earn his best finish of the season.
Andy Jankowiak won a 10-lap exhibition race for the Midstate Vintage
Stock Car Club.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos Saturday Stock Car program resumes June 27
with the Xpress Signs Late Models making their season debut. The
Sportsman, Street Stocks, TQ Midgets and a “Run What Ya Brung” open
rules 4-Cylinder race are also on the race card. Plus, it is Ladies
Night with $1.00 grandstand admission for all females plus a
4-Cylinder Ladies Race. Racing starts at 6:30 PM.
Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway is a multi-use facility
located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, NY. The
facility features a 1/8-mile drag, a 5/8-mile oval track and hosts
several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For
the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway
check out our all-new website
www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information
for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway)
and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).
SUNOCO RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED TOUR
Heat Winners: Rusty Smith, Mike Leaty, Matt Hirschman, Andy
“Ol’ Boy” Cup 60 presented by Quaker Steak & Lube Finish:
CHUCK HOSSFELD, Matt Hirschman, Patrick Emerling, Andy Jankowiak,
Jimmy Zacharias, Bobby Holmes, Rusty Smith, Daren Scherer, Tony
Hanbury, Mike Leaty, Tyler Rypkema, Tommy Cloce, George Skora III,
Roger Coss, Amy Catalano, TJ Potrzebowski, Bryan Sherwood, Jim
Storace, Kirk Totten, Karl Hehr, TJ Zacharias, Tommy Catalano, Donny
Hartzell, Chris Ridsdale, Dave Rigan, Todd Lorenzo, Sam Fullone,
Daryl Lewis, Jr.
BIG 10 SUPER STOCKS
Heat Winners: Jake Wylie, Joe Mancuso
Feature: JOE MANCUSO, Jake Wylie, Zach Willis, Ron Richter,
Vern Hedderick, Dennis London, Pete Pieczynski, Tom Zacharias DQ:
Ryan Lagoda, Jake Lyon DNS: Chuck Tripp, Mitchell Wright
Heat Winners: Chris Bugenhagen, Kevin Bainbridge
Feature: KEVIN BAINBRIDGE, Frank Prell, Bobby Woch, Joe
Brunka, Chris Pennell, Chris Bugenhagen, Rich Bartel, Tim Durfy,
Dave Anasiewicz, Garrett Cleversley, James Hill, Cody Cutitta, Don
MIDSTATE VINTAGE STOCK CAR CLUB
Heat Winners: Paul McCarthy
Feature: ANDY JANKOWIAK, Paul McCarthy, Chic Voit, Leslie
Dave Buchanan / Lancaster National Speedway &