WVMP Wraps Up 2011 Season
Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park held its Season Championship Night on Saturday, Sept. 24.
In the 600 Microsprint finale, Jordan Tittle passed Jessica Moyer on lap 22 to claim the victory. Butch Tittle was third behind Moyer.
Tittle also claimed the 270 Microsprint feature, leading flag-to-flag. Gene Beadle inherited second on the final straight when Bob Maynard, who had been running second, spun in turn four. J.J. Uliana was third.
In All-Star Slingshots, Dalton Maynard won the heat and the feature to claim the track championship over his cousin Jake Maynard, who was second in the feature, by one point. Nick Molyneux was third.
Alex Shaffer won his 10th Junior Slingshot feature. Jared Zionkowski was second, followed by Kamdin Maby.
In the kart divisions, Cal Snyder won the Flathead feature over Scott Lamphere and Bob Coveney.
Only three karts were entered in the Animal and Clone divisions. The two divisions raced together with Logan Terry taking the overall win in his Clone kart. Steve Potochney and Coveney were one-two, respectively, in the Animal division.
Kyle Traver picked up his first win of the season in Sportsman karts, holding off Nick Funk for the win. Chris Kithcart was third.
In Sportskids action, Ryan Funk took the checkers ahead of Keith Lamphere and Logan Steele.
Destiny Powell won for the fifth time in Rookie Purple karts. Craig Smith was second, followed by Doug Newbigging.
There was plenty of drama in the Novice Blue division.
Dom Rogers won the feature, followed by Seth Anderson and Jacob Doyle.
Matt Addona, who finished second on track, was subsequently dropped to sixth when a review of race tape showed his kart had lost a weight early in the feature. The decision dropped Addona from first to third in the final point standings.
At the track’s awards banquet, slated for the Wysox Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12, Tittle will collect $1,000 each as the track’s 600 and 270 Microsprint champion in 2011.
As stated earlier, Dalton Maynard won the Allstar Slingshot title, while Shaffer captured the Junior Slingshot crown.
Anderson was the beneficiary of Addona’s bad luck in the Novice Blue points race.
Powell won the Rookie Purple crown.
The Funk brothers—Nick and Ryan—won the Sportsman and Sportskids titles, respectively.
Scott Lamphere claimed the Flathead kart title. Potochney won the Animal crown. Terry took the Clone honors.
Weather permitting, there are still a couple of opportunities for area race fans to fill their neeed for speed.
On Oct. 8, Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY, will host the Short Track SuperNationals.
The slate, which begins at 4:45 p.m., includes a 50-lap big block/small block Modified feature as well as Race of Champion Street Stocks, Four Cylinders and Figure Eights.
On Oct. 28-29, the track will host the National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend.
Friday’s slate includes Race of Champion Sportsman and Street Stocks as well as the Colossal Cat Challenge.
Saturday will feature the Race of Champion Modified Southern Tier 100 as well as 600 c.c. Modifieds, IMCA Sportsman and a Crate Sportsman Open feature.
On Oct. 14-15, Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, will hold its annual King of the Can weekend.
Friday’s slate, which begins at 7:30 p.m., includes Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks.
On Saturday, the green flag flies at 6 p.m. on a show that includes Race of Champion Sportsman, Super Late Models, Trackside Products Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and the CRSA Sprints.