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JANUARY 29- THe annual ERIC BEERS RACING PARTY
Petersville Rod and Gun Club -(More details to come)

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February 11-19- New Smyrna Speedway - Speedweeks
Eric has indicated that the team is more than likely on their way back to Florida to defend his 2004 MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP

RESULTS:
Nov 27 - Wall Stadium - Turkey Derby - Modified 125- 24th
Eric and the Major Motion Sunoco Race Fuels Team went to Turkey Derby with the same car that finished second at the North South Shootout and expected to compete for the win. The weekend started out great as Eric was one of the fastest in the final practices before time trails. After the team put the stickers on for the time trial Eric's speed dropped by 3 tenths in time trails and Eric timed 10th. Not bad out of 40 cars but disappointing when the car was much better than that. Well john Blewett helped out the cause. By virtue of his top time John determined how the field would start by virtue of picking an envelope. The envelope he picked said "invert the top 10" meaning - COME ON UP MR. BEERS. Eric had about 6 great restarts as he held off Jimmy Blewett, Wooley, Arre and Tomaino for the first ten laps and 6 cautions. He also had to contend with the #18's radio signal interfering with his signal so every time Bruce would try to talk to Eric he was overpowered by Brian C's radio. After a few laps of consistent green flag laps the 19 began to run hot. Eric came in and the team decided that it was unable to fix the problem in time so the 19 was done. The team was disappointed because they know that the car was capable of contending.
FEATURE – 125 Laps – 1. JOHN BLEWETT III, HOWELL; 2. Donny Lia; 3. Jamie Tomaino; 4. Tommy Farrell; 5. Wayne Helliwell; 6. Ken Woolley, Jr.; 7. Gene Pack; 8. Pete Brittain; 9. Ed Brunnhoelzl; 10. Jim Long; 11. Jim Willis; 12. Brian Cranmer; 13. Matt Hirschman; 14. Ken Barry; 15. Michael Bohn; 16. Dave Sapinza; 17. Mike Andrews; 18. Tom Rogers; 19. Rich Crompton; 20. Tony Ferrante, Jr.; 21. Chuck Steuer; 22. Reggie Ruggiero; 23. Jon Mannis; 24. Eric Beers; 25. Tim Arre; 26. Nevin George; 27. Jimmy Blewett; 28. TJ Potrezbowski; 29. JR Bertuccio

Nov 6-7 - Concord Speedway - North South Shootout- 2nd
The team worked hard since Thompson to get the Sunoco Race Fuels #19 Major Motion #19 NASCAR Modified back together. Well, there hard work paid dividends. The car was fast off the trailor and Eric went out and timed second behind his former Flemington competitor - John Blewett. The difference between Blewett and ERic was 3/1000 of a second and they were the only two to time in the 3's. That was two quality motors at the front- Blewett with a new Bruneau and Beers with his RPM Engine. By qualifying in the top five Eric did not have to run Heats and started 2nd. The race started and the car was fast and really hooked up on the outside. Eric lead from lap 5 to 20 before Blewett took over the top spot. Eric held the #2 position for the remainder of the race. The crew did a great job on the mandatory pit stop and came up just behind Marquis who did not take tires and ended up spining later. When Lia took the lead Eric was in 2nd still and waiting for the right time to make his move. As Eric stated after the race, "It took all I had not to spin the tires on restarts and I had a 5-6 car length lead over Nevin but the #18 was 8 cars ahead of me off the starts and that was the difference of me catching up to him. Congratulations to Donny and Kevin (Crew Chief) who gave Donny an impressive handling car."

October 31 - Beers Motorsports Halloween Party
A great time had by all. THank YOu to all that came and supported this great night

October 16-17 - Thompson Speedway - NASCAR 125 laps - LAST Place -32
The Sunoco Race Fuels RPM Engine Powered #19 Major Motion Modified Team started out the weekend in good shape. The car was good in practice and Eric timed 11th out of 49 drivers with with the difference of a 100th of a second making a difference if you qualified or went home. The race was held up on Sunday by over 2 hours because they had to run 3 rain out features from the night before so the green flag flew at about 5:30 pm. Eric started 11th and within 5 laps was up to 6th and looking good. The Supers were the feature out before the Modified and they left the track slick on the bottom and super slick on the top. Just as soon as Eric tried to go low for more postitions he went back to about 15th place. He got back into the middle of the race track again and was ready to make his move out of two on lap 19 when several cars crashed on the back stretch. Eric was just under the 62 of Hoag when this all happened and it looked as if Hoag checked up and turned the car to the left causing Eric to use his tire as a ramp and do a 180 in mid air. Keep in mind Eric had just got back into the throttle and he had enough clearance that if he was above the backstretch wall. He would have been fine if he just went up in the air and landed down on the ground. However the 76 of Bolles who had hit the wall head on was in the flight path of the 19 of AIrBeers. Never have many of the people there seen the the damage that occured when the bottom of AirBeers hit the top part of the wounded 76. All the bars under the fuel cell broke in and punctured the cell causing fuel to spill on to the track. Great work by the track crew to control the situation and handle the the drivers with great care. The 19 of AirBeers was hooked through the drivers compartment and brought to the pits where they left in up in the air on an angle with a 55 gallon drum underneath to catch the remaining fuel. Eric was very sore for a day or two. The car is being repaired as we speak and the team is getting ready for the NSS and Eric's First Turkey Derby
1. (25) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 125, 65.605 mph, $5,200
2. (7) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 125, $4,000
3. (1) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 125, $3,300
4. (31) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $3,4005.
(4) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $2,600
6. (27) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 125, $1,700
7. (3) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $2,000
8. (13) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $1,900
9. (30) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 125, $2,100
10. (15) Justin Gaydosh, Newtown Conn., Dodge, 125, $1,200
11. (22) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $1,180
12. (14) Bo Gunning, Bethlehem Conn., Dodge, 125, $1,460
13. (29) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 125, $1,940
14. (28) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $1,920
15. (10) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 125, $11,800
16. (18) Eric Berndt, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 125, $1,050
17. (19) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 125, $1,375
18. (17) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 125, $1,350
19. (5) Mike Andrews, Jr, East Quogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 125, $1,325
20. (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 124, $2,200
21. (16) Alex Hoag, Bath N.Y., Chevrolet, 121, $900
22. (21) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 121, $1,600
23. (9) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 112, Accident, $1,700
24. (24) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 112, Vibration, $1,700
25. (20) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 109, $1,300
26. (12) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 76, Battery, $1,300
27. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 59, $1,900
28. (32) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 59, $1,600
29. (26) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 51, Accident, $1,600
30. (23) Tony Papale, Hamden Conn., Chevrolet, 42, Accident, $900
31. (8) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 18, Accident, $1,600
32. (11) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 18, Accident, $1,60

Failed to Qualify: (18) Brian Crammer (#56), Tommy Cloce (#69), Jimmy Kuhn, Jr (#72), Anthony Ferrante, Jr (#31), Ronnie Silk (#83), Carl Pasteryak (#75), Kevin Konopka (#71), Reggie Ruggiero (#28), Rob Summers (#11), Darrin Stevens (#44), Jim Long (#22), Mike Molleur (#35), Richie Gallup (#24), John Bush (#68), Jake Marosz (#9), Chuck Steuer (#41), Wade Cole (#33), Jimmy Storace (#47)

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 11 mins, 27 secs Average Speed: 65.605 mph Margin of Victory: .39 Seconds

AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Mike Andrews, Jr, 70 R.G. Hann Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet C aution Flags: Laps 2-6; 19-26; 45-51; 54-57; 58-62; 84-88; 105-114. 7 for 44 laps.
Lap Leaders: Tony Hirschman, Jr 1-34, Ted Christopher 35-62, Todd Szegedy 63-91, Mike Stefanik 92-93, Todd Szegedy 94-96, Mike Stefanik 97-125.
Total Laps Led: Tony Hirschman, Jr 34, Todd Szegedy 32, Mike Stefanik 31, Ted Christopher 28. 5 changes involving 4 drivers.




October 3 - Mountain Speedway - King of Mountain - 100 lap -
WIN
The Sunoco Race Fuels RPM Engine Powered #9 was shined up and ready to go for the 100 lap race. ERic was starting outside pole to Matt Hirschman. This would be the first time that these friends would have the opportunity to race side by side. Hold that thought. As the green flag flew and Eric went to shift the shifter broke off in his hand. A couple cars behind him got together but nothing too bad. Eric came in and the crew went to work to get Eric in gear. The crew got Eric into high gear and back out on the track without losing a lap. This is where the show began. Eric was dead last on the ensuing restart which was a complete restart. As the flag dropped Eric showed he was one of the two fastest cars on the track as he went inside and outside tomake his way back up to the front. By lap 35 Eric was up to second and challenging Matt H for the lead. Eric peaked around Matt a few times in traffic but was waiting for the right moment. A couple of laps after one of the few restarts during the race Eric and Matt H were putting on a show racing side by side with Eric on the outside when Matt had a hymen break ending his night and depriving the cold race fans a hot contested race between the fastest two cars. After that Eric had to hold off Anothy Sessley who had a great night to finish 2nd. Team car Chip Santee had a tough night as the 19 was not cooperating with the set up.

October 2 - Mountain Speedway - King of Mountain - 100 lap - Timed-
2nd
Eric and the Horwith Racing SUnoco Race Fuels #9 returned to Mountain Speedway for the first time this year. The team had the fastest times in practice with a lap of 13.629. After waiting out a rain delay, time trial went on. Eric picked up his practice time by two one thousanths of a second to qualify 2nd behind Matt H. who picked up his speed by close to two tenths. Over 20 modifieds on hand for the 100 lap King of the Mountain Race which should go off today after 5:00 PM. "The car was very good today and we are in great shape for the race today." Eric stated after time trails. On another note the team car #19 driven by Former Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified Champion Chip Santee will start pole in the consi because time trails set the field for the top 15 and the consi will determine the remainder of the field.
1. M. Hirschmann 13.570
2. E. Beers 13.627
3. B. DeFebo 13.699
4. J. Long 13.762
5. C. Steuer 13.871
6. D. Wagner 13.931
7. K. Heagy 13.936
8. W. Swartout 14.002
9. T. Santee 14.011
10.L. Strohl 14.043
11.D. Sapienza 14.069
12.W. Szerenzsits 14.070
13.M. Adams 14.072
14.A. Sesely 14.116
15.K. Graver Jr. 14.173
16.C. Santee 14.229
17.D. Jivanelli 14.252
18.K. Vogel Jr. 14.268
19.J. Arthofer 14.281
20.E. Brunnhoelzl 3d 14.287
21.T. Flannigan 14.454
22.D. Koroleski 14.487
23.W. Eastman Jr. 16.123



Sept 25-26 Stafford Speedway, Stafford, CT - 150 Laps - 15th
Eric and the Major Motion Transportation Sunoco Race Fuels #19 Qualified 8th on Saturday and redrew the 6th starting position for Sunday's race. After signing hundreds of autograph and giving away the coolest Modified Magnet in the business at the pit party - the team was ready. The race started and Eric worked his way up to 5th and was just commenting to the crew on what a great car he had. Just when he was ready to make a move to get past the 4th place car, the sway bar came unhooked and was draging. Eric pitted and the team fixed the sway bar and got Eric his tires, but they were never able to adjust the sway bar leaving Eric with a very loose race car. Eric kept it on the lead lap and even passed some cars to finish 15th. A disappointing day considering the crew worked hard to give Eric a car capable of finishing in the top 5. The team is know concentrating on getting that win at Thompson that would give everybody that boost of knowing they can do it as they start working on the 2005 cars after the World Series at Thompson.

1. (8) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, 69.409 mph, $6,100
2. (4) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 150, $3,600
3. (2) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $3,100
4. (26) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,500
5. (3) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 150, $2,700
6. (10) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, $2,900
7. (12) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,300
8. (21) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $2,200
9. (7) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $2,700
10. (1) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
11. (13) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
12. (22) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,075
13. (27) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,050
14. (29) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 150, $1,725
15. (6) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,700
16. (17) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 150, $1,775
17. (9) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,650
18. (14) Justin Gaydosh, Newtown Conn., Dodge, 145, $925
19. (20) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 132, $900
20. (5) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 129, $1,550
21. (31) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 126, $1,525
22. (25) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 122, $1,175
23. (15) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 105, Accident, $775
24. (19) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 105, Accident, $775
25. (32) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 63, Accident, $1,175
26. (23) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 44, Engine, $775
27. (28) Dave Berghman, Rehoboth Mass., Dodge, 28, Ignition, $1,075
28. (30) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 18, Radiator, $1,475
29. (24) Frank Vigliarolo, Jr, Mt. Sinai N.Y., Dodge, 17, Accident, $775
30. (11) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 11, Accident, $775
31. (16) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 11, Accident, $1,175
32. (18) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn., Dodge, 11, Accident, $1,475

Failed to Qualify: (16) Kevin Goodale * (#58), Jimmy Storace (#47), Kevin Konopka (#71), Dick Houlihan (#46), Chris Jones (#39), Mike Christopher (#82), Darrin Stevens (#44), Bo Gunning (#88), Eric Berndt (#64), Steve Whitt * (#06), Mike Andrews, Jr (#10), Wade Cole (#33), Thomas Rogers (#6), Jake Marosz (#9), Reggie Ruggiero (#41), Howie Brode (#96).

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 4 mins, 50 secs Average Speed: 69.409 mph Margin of Victory: .5 Seconds
AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ken Barry *, 20 Lombardi Inside Out Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Donny Lia, 18 Mobile Management Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jerry Marquis, 3 Roby's Propane/Reynolds Auto Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 12-15; 18-24; 28-33; 72-77; 108-117. 5 for 33 laps.
Lap Leaders: Ted Christopher 1-10, Mike Stefanik 11-23, Ted Christopher 24-37, Chuck Hossfeld 38-74, Eddie Flemke 75-86, Tony Hirschman, Jr 87-150. Total Laps Led: Tony Hirschman, Jr 64, Chuck Hossfeld 37, Ted Christopher 24, Mike Stefanik 13, Eddie Flemke 12. 5 changes involving 5 drivers.




Sept 20 - New Hampshire SpeedwayLoudon, NH - NASCAR TOUR - 100 Laps
- 7th
On Sunday, September 19 Eric and crew headed back to New Hampshire International Speedway to complete the posted 100 NASCAR Modified Race on Monday the 21st where Eric qualified 11th. The race got off to a good start and Eric ran in the top ten for the entire race and was as high as fifth.
During the last five laps Eric held off a tight race car to finish 7th.

1. (1) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 100, 78.906 mph, $14,200
2. (3) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 100, $11,300
3. (4) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 100, $8,600
4. (5) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $6,600
5. (18) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 100, $4,800
6. (9) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 100, $4,300
7. (11) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $3,600
8. (6) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,600
9. (17) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,500
10. (20) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,300
11. (10) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100, $3,200
12. (26) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,800
13. (27) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,300
14. (7) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 100, $3,000
15. (15) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,900
16. (21) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $2,700
17. (8) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 99, $2,600
18. (34) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 99, $2,675
19. (23) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 99, $1,850
20. (25) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 99, $2,225
21. (13) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 99, $3,000
22. (32) Dave Berghman, Rehoboth Mass., Dodge, 99, $2,075
23. (33) Brian Crammer, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 99, $1,750
24. (22) Fred Vordermeier, Bayside N.Y., Chevrolet, 98, $1,725
25. (29) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Pontiac, 98, $1,700
26. (38) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 98, $1,675
27. (35) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 97, $1,625
28. (36) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 87, $2,000
29. (24) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 77, $1,500
30. (37) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 63, Brakes, $2,100
31. (40) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 56, Oil Leak, $1,400
32. (19) Steve Park, East Northport N.Y., Dodge, 55, Ignition, $1,800
33. (30) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 44, Oil Leak, $1,400
34. (16) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 26, Accident, $2,100
35. (28) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 8, Transmission, $1,400
36. (31) Richie Gallup, Feeding Hills Mass., Dodge, 2, Accident, $1,400
37. (2) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 0, Did Not Start, $1,400
38. (12) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 0, Did Not Start, $1,400
39. (14) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 0, Did Not Start, $1,800
40. (39) Joe Czarnecki, Westfield Mass., Pontiac, 0, Did Not Start, $1,400
41. (41) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Chevrolet, 0, Did Not Start, $1,800

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 20 m ins, 27 secs Average Speed: 78.906 mph Margin of Victory: 2.691 Seconds
AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Ted Christopher, 13 AWD/DWD/JAT/TSI Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jamie Tomaino, 99 Perth Amboy Spring Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 3-8; 12-14; 19-21; 28-36; 44-54. 5 for 32 laps.
Lap Leaders: Ted Christopher 1-38, Todd Szegedy 39, Tony Hirschman, Jr 40-41, Ted Christopher 42-100.

Total Laps Led: Ted Christopher 97, Tony Hirschman, Jr. 2, Todd Szegedy 1. 3 changes involving 3 drivers.

Sept 18 - Sunoco Race of Champions, Oswego Speedway - 200 Laps - WINNER

This is the one Eric Beers has dreamed of since getting into a Modified Race Car at the age of 17. Eric Beers won the 200 lap 54th Annual Sunoco Race of Champions, Saturday, Sept 18, 2004.

The Race of Champions is the second oldest race in the country behind the Indy 500. From its original venue at Langhorne to Trenton, Pocono, Flemington and now Oswego Speedway, it is the granddaddy of all Modified Races. The list of winning drivers is a list of who's who in Modified
History and now Eric Beers name will join them on the Traditional silver
bowl awarded to the winner.

Eric Beers began the day in the 3-H Homes, Horwith Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels #9 by winning heat race #4 and then redrew the 12th starting position. The race began and within 7 laps Eric had moved from 12th place into 7th and came over the radio and told the crew, "Boys, we have ourselves a good race car
today." The drive to the front continued as Eric moved into second place by lap 35 following 2002 RoC winner Tim Mangus. This great battle continued until on lap 81 Eric made an inside move coming out of turn four to gain the lead. Eric stretched out his lead and survived several cautions until he
had to make a mandatory pit stop. Eric had many people thinking that he waited too long to pit when he finally went in at lap 156 for four fresh tires and fuels.

Eric came back out on the track in the 21st position and about 40 laps to go. The race went green and by lap 171 the Horwith Freightliner #9 was in 7th position and ready for more. Five more laps and five more positions. Beers was now in 2nd. On lap 181 Beers made the pass for the lead and never
looked back. "It was hard those last 12 laps to hold onto my composure, I was going to ask the guys to give me my lap times, but it all worked out. The crew of Heavy, Glenn, Earl, Moose, Frosty, Howie, my brother Jake, Fish, and Adam Horwith gave me everything I needed today to get us this
win. I have the best spotter in the business, Bruce Boucher who talked me through those tough last laps and maybe it was his calmness and his telling me to slow down that got to victory lane so smoothly. This win is dedicated to my fellow competitor Tom Baldwin who I miss talking to after all these years. Sunoco Race Fuels gave my RPM Engine the power to race the best race car I have ever handled."
RoC Results
1. 9 Eric Beers
2. 93 Tim Magnus
3. 45 Tony Hanbury
4. 22 Chuck hossfeild
5. 52 Matt Hirschman
6. 34 Rusty Smith
7. 05 Patsy Catalano
8. 88 Billy Putney
9. 72 T.J. Potrzebowski
10. 06 J.R. Kent
11. 99 Pete Brittain
12. 71 Rick Zacharias
13. 0 J.R. Swansbrough
14. 3 Daren Scherer
15. 2 Jeff Frisbie
16. 79 Bill Hebing
17. 96 Lee Sherwood
18. 17R Ben Reynolds
19. 12 Rod Aton
20. 95m John Markovic
21. 41 Jim Willils
22. 36 Matt Wentz
23. 75 Jeff Ulrich
24. 62 Alex Hoag
25. 10 Anthony Sesely
26. 26 George Kent
27. 77 Sege Fidanza
28. 8 Chris Finnochario
29. 11 Terry Cheetham
30. 04 Buck Catalano
31. 5 Dave Wollaber
32. 6 Jan Leaty
33. 08 Earl Paules
34. 76 Zane Zeiner
35. 60 Kenny Troyer
36. 14 Jimmy Blewett
37. 16 Tyler Haydt
38. 42 Tom McGrath
39. 27x Bill Chandler
40. 90 Dean DeMarree
41. 44 Rick Kluth

Sept 18 - Sunoco Race of Champions, Late Model 50 Lap
Dallas Beers ad Paul Koehler put together a great in Late Model for Eric to race at Oswego. Eric had a great showing by finishing 2nd in his heat and starting 6th in the feature. Eric ran a strong race and was in 2nd by lap 30 and was waiting for the right moment to go for the lead. The 98 of Joe Brainard or something like that had other plans. The third place car of the 98 was not able to pass Eric on the outside and Eric was holding the bottom so his spotter told him drive through the guy if you cant get around him. So Joe Babone hit Eric in turn four got him sidesides - but that wasn't enough for him, Bainard had to hit him again so the "Modified" Driver went straight into the front wall. Brainard was put to the rear for the dump. What is hard to understand is that there was still a long way to go and why would someone take someone out when they both could have top five finishes. I guess someone should ask him because that was as close to a Dale Earnhardt type hit as I have ever seen in person and we know that outcome of that.


Sept 11-12 - Thompson Speeway , Thompson CT - - 3 - 100 Lap Races
- 11th- 28th - 7th= 13th
For the first time the Sunoco 300 was spilt into three 100 lap races with heats to qualify. Eric finished 4th in his heat and started the first race in 14th. The plan was to finish well without hurting the tires. Mission accomplished with an 11th place finish. ERic was slated to start the 2nd race in 11th, but as the field was about to go green the power steering hose flew off the adapter to the rack spilling out all the fluid. ERic got back out on the track to finsih 28th, but he had pitted for tires and was in good shape for the 3rd feature. As planned the races first caution flew early and Eric moved up to 5th. Eric ran 5th until the last 15 laps where he gave up positions to eventual overall winner Flemke and 2nd plae Marquis. Not a bad day considering a mechanical failure and Eric finsihed up 13th overall for the day out of 40 plus cars.


Sept 5- Wyoming County Speedway, PErry NY-Tour- 75 Laps - 7th
Eric and the crew got home at 3:00 AM from Waterford. Glenn jumped out of one truck into the other and everyone was off to farm field of Western NY. Eric finished 2nd in his heat race and redrew 3rd starting position. Eric started the race in 3rd went back as far as fifth and ran the first 50 laps that way. There were alot of cautions of which Eric was not invovled and therefore never had the opportunity to change tires like some of the top five finishers. Eric was fun to watch for the last 20 laps as he fought a very loose car.

Sept 4- Waterford Speedbowl, New Loundon, CT -NASCAR TOUR- 150 Laps
- 18th
Following a great practice Eric was optomistic about his qualifying chances. Well, the car did not handle as well in the time trials. "Felt like we had no bite or grip in the turns.", ERic stated. The same could be said for the feature. A bad right rear tire was the culprit.
1. (9) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, 56.156 mph, $5,300
2. (12) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,600
3. (7) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
4. (1) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,500
5. (2) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 150, $2,800
6. (6) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 150, $2,300
7. (16) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 150, $1,800
8. (15) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,100
9. (21) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $2,500
10. (14) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 150, $1,800
11. (23) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $1,400
12. (20) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 150, $1,670
13. (18) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,360
14. (3) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,350
15. (19) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $940
16. (11) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 149, $1,630
17. (26) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $1,610
18. (17) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 149, $1,580
19. (27) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 149, $1,270
20. (29) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 146, $860
21. (25) Dave Berghman, Rehoboth Mass., Dodge, 146, $1,150
22. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 143, $1,840
23. (30) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 134, $830
24. (22) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 131, $1,610
25. (13) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 111, Overheating, $1,500
26. (10) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 105, $1,600
27. (24) Justin Gaydosh, Newtown Conn., Dodge, 100, Fuel Leak, $800
28. (5) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 78, Clutch, $1,500
29. (28) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 52, Oil Pressure, $1,200
30. (8) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 3, Accident, $1,600

Failed to Qualify: (4) Darrin Stevens (#44), Joe Czarnecki (#71), Jake Marosz (#9), Ronnie Silk (#14).
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 0 mins, 6 secs Average Speed: 56.156 mph Margin of Victory: .34 Seconds

AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ken Barry *, 20 Lombardi Inside Out Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Tony Hirschman, Jr, 48 Kamco Supply Corporation Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jamie Tomaino, 99 Perth Amboy Spring Ford

Caution Flags: Laps 2-7; 43-49; 52-57; 59-64; 65-70; 92-96; 118-123. 7 for 42
laps.
Lap Leaders: Eddie Flemke 1-42, Doug Coby, III 43-48, Eddie Flemke 49-57,
Doug Coby, III 58, Eddie Flemke 59-64, Doug Coby, III 65-76, Eddie Flemke
77-96, Todd Szegedy 97-150.

Total Laps Led: Eddie Flemke 77, Todd Szegedy 54, Doug Coby, III 19. 7
changes involving 3 driver
s.

August 29 - Mahoning Speedway, Lehighton, PA - Sunoco Race of Champions - 100 Laps
Due to storms in the flight path Eric never madeit to Mahoning for the Sunoco Race of Champions Tour Race where all he had to do was take a lap and he would have won the Central Points Championship. An exciting race even without Eric saw, tyler Haydt lead from green to checker holding off gravers, Zeiner and Horshman. Scott Lesher looked to be the fastest car but got invovlved in an accident.

August 29 - Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT - NASCAR Modified - 150 Laps - Starts 5th lap 10
- 8th
Following Eric Beers fourth straight top 10 finish on the Tour in the Major Motion Transportaioon #19 at the rescheduled race at Thompson Speedway,the plan was to hop on a plane and get to Mahoning Valley Speedway before the Sunoco Race of Champions Tour Race feature Event. Due to Storms in the path of the planned route between Thompson and the Lehigh Valley, PA, the plane was forced to stay on the ground.
Because Eric never made it to Mahoning Speedway, Pete Brittian won the Central Division Race of Champions Poin
t
1
. (10) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 152, 81.216 mph, $5,000
2. (9) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 152, $4,000
3. (25) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 152, $2,500
4. (6) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $2,800
5. (16) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 152, $2,550
6. (32) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $2,550
7. (15) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $2,300
8. (8) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 152, $2,100
9. (5) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $1,300
10. (29) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 152, $2,000
11. (22) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $1,575
12. (31) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $1,525
13. (24) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 151, $1,100
14. (21) Ken Barry, Preston, Conn, Chevrolet, 149, $1,075
15. (23) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 148, $1,725
16. (12) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 146, $1,675
17. (28) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 146, $1,650
18. (11) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 146, $1,625
19. (13) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 142, $1,300
20. (14) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 119, $1,575
21. (7) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 110, $1,650
22. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 86, $1,825
23. (19) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 85, $1,490
24. (26) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 76, Accident, $1,560
25. (3) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 59, Oil Leak, $1,450
26. (18) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 44, Oil Leak, $1,450
27. (20) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 44, Overheating, $1,150
28. (2) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 10, Did not return, $750
29. (1) Sean Caisse, Pelham N.H., Chevrolet, 10, Did not return, $1,150
30. (27) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Dodge, 9, Did not return, $750
31. (30) Ken Woolley, Howell N.J., Ford, 9, Did not return, $1,050
32. (17) Tom Baldwin, East Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 7, Accident, $750
33. (33) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 1, Accident, $750

Failed to Qualify: (12) Kevin Goodale * (#58), Daniel Knoll (#70), Darrin Stevens (#44),Carl Pasteryak (#75), Tony Papale (#10), Dick Houlihan (#46), Fred Vordermeier (#04), Kevin Konopka (#51), Jimmy Storace (#47),
Wade Cole (#33), Chris Young (#49), Jake Marosz (#9)
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 10 mins, 11 secs Average Speed: 81.216 mph
BUD POLE AWARD: Sean Caisse, 21 Parker Stores Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Dave Etheridge, 54
Caution Flags: Laps 3-7; 8-13; 35-38; 80-85; 86-90; 149. 6 caution periods for 27 laps.

Lap Leaders: Bobby Santos, III 1, Sean Caisse 2-6, Bobby Santos, III 7, Ted Christopher 8-40, Donny Lia 41-81, Ken Bouchard 82, Tony Hirschman, Jr 83-152.
Total Laps Led: Tony Hirschman 70, Donny Lia 41, Ted Christopher 33, Sean Caisse 5,
Bobby Santos, III 2, Ken Bouchard 1. 6 lead changes involving 6 drivers.


Eric, Glen and Earl left early Sunday August 29th morning to go Thompson. The plan is for Eric to run at THompson where he will start 4th on lap ten of teh 150 lap race. Following the race Eric and crew will jump into a plane and fly into the Airport behind Mahoning and get into the Horwith Racing #19 in time to race.

August 28 - Mahoning Speedway, Lehighton, PA -Practice
Eric and team took the Horwtih Racing Sunoco Race Fuels #19 Modified to Mahoning to get the rig parked and take in a few practice sessions in anticipation of Sunday ROC Qualifying race where Eric is the Central division points leader by 6 points over Pistol Pete Britian.

August 25 - Stafford Speedway, Stafford, CT - NASCAR Modified -150 Laps - 3rd

Todd Szegedy went the entire 150-lap distance without pitting for fresand team toh tires to come away from the 14th annual New England Dodge Dealers 150 with his second consecutive event win. Szegedy had to outlast Donny Lia and Tony Hirschman in the final laps of the race to nail down the victory. The day got started with Donny Lia continuing his hot streak of late, as he scorched the FMS field in Bud Pole qualifying, setting a fast time of 18.486 seconds at an average speed of 97.371 mph. FMS championship leader Tony Hirschman qualified third fastest, with Ed Flemke qualifying 24th. Flemke lost his engine in qualifying, and had to switch to a backup car and start shotgun on the field. Jerry Marquis qualified 11th, and Ted Christopher qualified 22nd fastest. The Bud Pole redraw put Nevin George on pole, with John Blewett, III starting second. Donny Lia redrew the 7th starting position, which was left empty on the parade laps to honor the memory of Tom Baldwin, who lost his life in an accident at Thompson Speedway. George took the green flag and proceeded to pull away from the field. Blewett held second, with Chuck Hossfeld third, Todd Szegedy fourth, and Lia fifth in the early laps. On lap-43, Lia went to the outside of Szegedy to take over the fourth spot. The next lap saw championship contenders Jerry Marquis and Ted Christopher involved in an accident that left both cars damaged and forced to retire early. Christopher completed 52 laps and finished 28th, while Marquis was able to get back on track to be running at the finish, but was 59 laps down in 23rd position. Several cars took the opportunity to come to pit road for fresh tires, including Hossfeld, Hirschman, Lia, Flemke, Eric Beers, Tom Bolles, Dave Etheridge, and Bobby Santos, III. George continued to lead the race, with Blewett getting around George on lap-55 to lead, but George quickly put his car back out front. Szegedy sat third with Lia fourth and Flemke fifth. Hossfeld was charging through the field on his fresh tires, but on lap-76 he drifted high in turns 1+2, falling back about 10 to 12 spots in the running order, and he was never able to get back close enough to challenge for the win. A caution period brought leader George to pit road on lap-80, handing the lead over to Szegedy. George would lose first gear leaving pit road and he retired from the race several laps later with a faulty clutch. Once in front, Szegedy never relinquished the lead as he took the checkered flag by 1.14 seconds over Hirschman. Eric Beers came home a career tieng best third, with Mike Stefanik fourth and Jamie Tomaino fifth. Hirschman and Lia had a great battle for second in the closing laps, but coming off turn 4, the two cars made slight contact, which resulted in Lia spinning to the infield. Lia was able to continue on, and he finished 8th. Hirschman's second place finish in the Kamco Supply Chevrolet allowed him to stretch his point lead to 55 over Eddie Flemke, 1940-1885. Jerry Marquis sits third in the FMS points, 191 points behind, with Ted Christopher fourth, 234 points behind. Donny Lia sits fifth, 235 points behind. "We didn't have the fastest car at all tonight," said Szegedy. "I'll be the first to admit it, we didn't have the fastest car tonight, but racing isn't always about having the fastest car, it's about being the smartest, and we made the smart move by staying out tonight. The guys who took tires tonight weren't that much better at all, so if I could keep in front of those guys, I knew I could hang on. It's pretty ironic, this is my 7th victory tonight, I run the #7 Busch car, I think Tommy [Baldwin] was on my side tonight. We weren't able to qualify for the Busch show at Michigan because it rained out, but we came here and we won. It's a pretty special night. The crew is awesome, we had Vaughn Waterheaters on board tonight, Montanari Fuel, that's who I work for, and they have always supported me, my family was all here tonight, we made the right decisions and it worked out for us tonight. The guys do such a good job preparing that racecar, I've heard a lot of rumors about the 50 car this year. We've missed a couple races, and we've had some bad luck, but we've run as strong as we did last year."
1 3 50 Todd Szegedy Haynes Materials 150 0 $6,800.00
2 8 48 Tony Hirschman Kamco Supply 150 0 $3,800.00
3 10 02 Eric Beers mjor Motion Transport 150 0 $3,200.00
4 20 16 Mike Stefanik Diversidied Metals 150 0 $3,400.00
5 14 99 Jamie Tomaino Perth Amboy Spring 150 0 $2,600.00
6 16 76 Tom Bolles Bolles Motorsports 150 0 $2,200.00
7 6 20 Ken Barry Lombardi Inside Out/Rebuilders Automotive 150 0 $2,200.00
8 7 18 Donny Lia Huntington Honda 150 0 $2,700.00
9 4 4 Chuck Hossfeld Mystic River Marina 150 0 $2,050.00
10 12 28 Doug Coby Ramar-Hall, Village Springs Water, Xtramart Convenience Stores 150 0 $1,900.00
11 5 15 Zach Sylvester TAS Contry Homes 150 0 $1,950.00
12 15 34 Richard Houlihan J & R Precast/Reynolds Auto Wrecking Dodge 150 0 $1,100.00
13 24 79 Eddie Flemke Ron Bouchard Auto Store Pontiac 150 0 $1,850.00
14 23 00 Bobby Santos III Falmouth Ready Mix 150 0 $1,025.00
15 2 77 John Blewett, III Mastrobatisto Contractors 149 0 $1,400.00
16 30 72 Jimmy Kuhn Desantis Chevrolet?W.S. Shephard 149 0 $975.00
17 9 5 Charlie Pasteryak Dawley's Auto Center 147 0 $1,350.00
18 29 90 Renee Dupuis Space Fitters, Inc 146 0 $1,625.00
19 26 24 Richie Gallup 139 0 $900.00
20 19 1 Rick Fuller Polar Beverages 101 0 $1,675.00
21 27 23 Gregg Shivers Reynolds Insurance 96 0 $1,550.00 Transmission
22 31 51 Kevin Konopka Logan Steel 96 0 $1,225.00 Suspension
23 11 3 Jerry Marquis Car Salon/Roby's Propane 91 0 $1,600.00
24 1 0 Nevin George Bruce George Paving & Excavating 86 0 $1,475.00
25 25 54 Dave Etheridge Portland Transmission 72 0 $1,150.00
26 21 06 Steve Whitt 64 0 $1,100.00 Accident
27 17 47 Jim Storace Storace Construction & Remodeling 55 0 $700.00 Suspension
28 22 13 Ted Christopher Mystique Motorsports 52 0 $1,500.00 Axle
29 18 41 Reggie Ruggiero Atlantic Sprinklers 45 0 $700.00 Suspension
30 28 69 Tommy Cloce Toyota, Performance Technolgy 23 0 $1,400.00 Accident
31 13 91 Frank Ruocco 150 0 $700.00 Accident
DNQ 06 Frank Boardwick Boadwick Racing Engines 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 55 Ken Bouchard N.E.A.B.R./ Renaissance Antiques 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 21 Sean Caisse PArker Stores 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 48 Mike Christopher 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 33 Wade Cole NAPA/Kendall/Jensen Auto Body 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 12 Tommy Cravenho, Jr. Falmouth Ready Mix 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 31 Tony Ferrante, Jr. Ferrante Racing 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 58 Kevin Goodale Riverhead Building Supply 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 70 Danny Knoll Mobil 1 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 17 Jeff Malave Soundwood Homes 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 9 Jake Marosz Middlesex Auto Center 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 35 Mike Molleur A & A II Auto Rental 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 10 Tony Papale 0 0 $0.00
DNQ 75 Carl Pasteryak Western Auto, Sunoco Race Fuels 0 0 $0.0
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August 19 - Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT - NASCAR Modified - 150 Laps Running 4th
After a long day waiting out rain Eric qualified 5th for this event. Unfortunately an accident on Lap 10 saw Tom Bladwin spin into the wet infield and hit the concrete barriers surrounding the lightpole. The injuries suffered in this accident turned out to be fatal. Although Eric only knew Tom the past 10 years he made an impression on him that he will never forget. As a mattter of fact, that fateful day Eric and Tom spent alot of time talking because the many delays that day because of the weather. Gone but not forgotten


August 11 - Stafford Speedway, Stafford, CT - NASCAR Modified -150 Lap - Rescheduled
The team practiced and then the event was reschuled for Wed August 25


August 7 - Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead, NY - NASCAR Modified - 200 Laps
-8TH
The team had to work hard today to overcome trying circumstances once again. For the 2nd time this month a jack went through the oil pan. With that problem out of the way Eric qualified 18th - not bad on a night when the Riverhead regulars dominated the field. Eric stayed out of trouble during the race to finish 8th and would have been a top five car for the second week in a row if not for a tangle just ahead of him with Jamie Tomaino and another car. Overall a great job by the CT and PA Posse.
1. (3) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, 43.860 mph, $6,000
2. (2) Frank Vigliarolo, Jr, Mt. Sinai N.Y., Dodge, 200, $2,800
3. (22) Wayne Anderson, Yaphank N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $2,700
4. (6) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $2,500
5. (4) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 200, $2,100
6. (12) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 200, $2,100
7. (10) John Fortin, Holtsville N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,200
8. (20) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 199, $1,800
9. (21) Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., Chevrolet, 199, $1,050
10. (11) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 199, $1,800
11. (5) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 199, $1,775
12. (17) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 199, $1,650
13. (8) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 198, $1,625
14. (24) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 198, $1,675
15. (14) Ken Heagy, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 198, $850
16. (27) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 198, $1,625
17. (16) Larry Altholtz, New York N.Y., Chevrolet, 194, $800
18. (18) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 190, $1,075
19. (1) Chris Young, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 188, $750
20. (28) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 186, $1,525
21. (26) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 172, Accident, $1,500
22. (9) Thomas Rogers, Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 164, Accident, $700
23. (23) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 137, Accident, $1,500
24. (25) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 126, Accident, $2,000
25. (15) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 121, Accident, $1,400
26. (7) Chuck Steuer, Bohemia N.Y., Chevrolet, 116, Overheating, $700
27. (13) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 79, Accident, $1,500
28. (19) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 26, Accident, $1,400

Failed to Qualify: (17) Dan Jivanelli (#42), Jimmy Kuhn, Jr (#72), Tommy Cloce
(#69), Dave Etheridge (#54), Thomas Bolles (#76), Renee Dupuis (#90), Steve
Whitt * (#06), Kevin Konopka (#51), Tom Baldwin (#7), Fred Vordermeier (#04),
Mike Andrews, Jr (#10), Daniel Knoll (#70), Wade Cole (#33), Mike Curtis
(#5), Jake Marosz (#9), Mike Molleur (#35), John Blewett, III (#77).

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 8 mins, 24 secs Average Speed: 43.860 mph
Margin of Victory: .68 Seconds
AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Gregg Shivers *, 23 Reynolds Insurance Pontiac
BUD POLE AWARD: Anthony Ferrante, Jr, 31 Ferrante Racing Chevrolet POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Wayne Anderson, 45 Insula-Dome Skylights Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 14-22; 27-32; 81-87; 95-100; 105-110; 113-118; 119-129; 139-143; 167-169. 9 for 59 laps.
Lap Leaders: Chris Young 1-48, Donny Lia 49-200. Total Laps Led: Donny Lia 152, Chris Young 48. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.


July 31 - Seekonk Speedway. Seekonk, MA - NASCAR Modified - 150 Laps
- 4th
Eric overcame many obstacles during practice, such as the car just shutting off in turn 1, then overcoming very loose to go out and time 5th. On the redraw Eric picked 1st and went on to to lead the first 68 laps of the race. Eric held his line until he bumped wheels with Hossfield that sent the tow out. Eric held on and stayed out of trouble to bring the Sunoco Race Fuels Major Motion Transport home in 4th place.
COCA-COLA 150
NASCAR FEATHERLITE MODIFIED SERIES
Seekonk Speedway July 31, 2004

1. (3) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 150, 62.243 mph, $5,700
2. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $4,200
3. (9) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $2,200
4. (1) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $2,200
5. (5) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
6. (11) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 150, $2,200
7. (12) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 150, $2,000
8. (15) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
9. (22) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,150
10. (7) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
11. (26) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $2,350
12. (20) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 150, $1,800
13. (13) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,675
14. (28) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 150, $1,625
15. (21) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,675
16. (27) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,625
17. (10) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $1,490
18. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 149, $2,080
19. (17) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 148, $1,470
20. (24) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 148, $760
21. (14) Daniel Knoll, Amherst N.Y., Chevrolet, 145, $1,150
22. (25) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 144, $1,150
23. (29) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 143, $1,450
24. (19) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 112, $1,550
25. (30) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 106, $1,150
26. (2) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 106, $1,550
27. (23) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 101, Accident, $1,150
28. (6) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 97, Handling, $1,450
29. (18) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 68, Handling, $750
30. (16) Frank Vigliarolo, Jr, Mt. Sinai N.Y., Dodge, 44, Suspension, $750

Failed to Qualify: (10) Dave Etheridge (#54), Wade Cole (#33), Mike Molleur (#35), Joe Czarnecki * (#71), Sean Caisse * (#21), Jimmy Storace *= (#47), Kevin Goodale * (#58), Carl Pasteryak (#75), Fred Vordermeier (#04), Jake
Marosz (#9).

Time of Race: 0 hrs., 48 mins, 9 secs Average Speed: 62.243 mph Margin of Victory: .38 Seconds

AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Donny Lia, 18 Mobile Management Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jamie Tomaino, 99 Perth Amboy Spring Ford
Caution Flags: Laps 13-18; 53-59; 61-67; 94-100. 4 for 27 laps. Lap Leaders: Eric Beers 1-67, Chuck Hossfeld 68-150.
Total Laps Led: Chuck Hossfeld 83, Eric Beers 67. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.


July 25 - Tioga Speedway, Owego, NY - Sunoco Race of Champions - 100 Laps
- 1ST
NASCAR Modified Driver Eric Beers of Northampton PA capped off a busy weekend by winning the 100 lap Sunoco Race of Champions 100 lap event at Tioga Speedway, Owego, NY on Sunday July 24th. Eric and his #9 Sunoco Race Fuels, Horwith Freightliner Modified were one of Thirty Seven cars were on hand to compete. The former Koncrete Kid won his heat race and started the event in third. On lap 9 Eric captured the lead and never looked back, sometimes pulling out to a straight-away lead. "The crew worked hard today and gave me a perfect race car today.", Eric stated in Victory Lane. The win capped off the long weekend that saw Eric and Earl getting home after 3:00 AM and Glen and Moose getting home with the Major Motion Transport Trailer after 5:00 AM. Eric was back in the Garage with Dale before 7:00 AM setting the car up for the Roc Show. Special Thanks to Dale, Howie and Heavy for getting everything ready on Saturday. Also thanks to a great team effort on Sunday with Heavy, Howie, Glen, JR. & Jon Moser, Lori, Shaye, Dad, Stevie, Adam, Kristy, Frosty, Mandy, Chip and Wallace.
Race of Champions Modified Tour Central Region – 100 laps
Race event #3 Tioga Motorsports Park – Sunday, July 25th 2004

Finish Car # Driver Hometown Starting Pos.
1. 9 Eric Beers Northampton, PA 3rd
2. m16 J.R. Kent Horseheads, NY 5th
3. 34 Rusty Smith Oxford, NY 9th
4. 72 T.J. Potrzebowski Elmira, NY 15th
5. 76 Zane Zeiner Bath, PA 32nd
6. 99 Pete Brittain Oakhurst, NJ 1st
7. 5 Dave Wollaber Ransomville, NY 21st
8. 26 George Kent Horseheads, NY 6th
9. 33 Richard Crompton Wall, NJ 19th
10. 3 Daren Scherer Binghamton, NY 20th
11. 62 Alex Hoag Bath, NY 18th
12. 36 Matt Wentz Lehighton, PA 23rd
13. 8 Earl Paules Kunkletown, PA 10th
14. 17 Ben Reynolds Trumansburg, NY 28th
15. 12 Rod Aton Wapwallopen, PA 8th
16. 44 Rick Kluth Brockport, NY 25th
17. 52 Matt Hirschman Northampton, PA 26th
18. 45 Tony Hanbury Owego, NY 4th
19. 53 Brian DeFebo Berwick, PA 31st
20. 95 Lee Sherwood Binghamton, NY 13th
21. 95m John Markovic Bethlehem, PA 7th
22. 16 Tyler Haydt Kunkletown, PA 16th
23. 25s Wesley Swartout Stroudsburg, PA 30th
24. 18 Daryl Lewis Ontario, NY 12th
25. 15 Anthony Sesely Matawah, NJ 2nd
26. 2 Jeff Frisbie Mecklenburg, NY 11th
27. 4 David Koroleski Riverhead, NY 29th
28. 88 Billy Putney E. Aurora, NY 22nd
29. 09 Bobby Osgood Wellsburg, NY 17th
30. 15a Ken Woolley, Jr. Howell, NJ 24th
31. 77 Scott Brady Whitney Point, NY 14th
32. 84 Matt Parsons Millerton, PA 27th


July 24 - New Hamsphire International Speedway, Loundon, NH - NASACR Mod 100 lap - 16th
Glen drove the Major Tansport hauler home from the Beech Ridge Race to the Beers Motorpsorts headquarters. This gave Heavy an opportunity to spend three straight days going over the car from top to bottom and front to back. Eric qualified 14th and was excited about his chances on Friday. The race was postponed until Saturday at 5pm because of rain. Eric ran his race picking off spot by spot until he was running a solid 5th with only a few laps to go. The race was scheduled for 100 laps but because of a late caution and several cautions on the ensuing restart the race went 108 laps. This was 7 laps too many for Eric. Due to an overheating problem in practice they changed the jets in the carburator. Fine. But during the race the jets fell off and were sitting in the bowl. This meant that too much gas was being pulled causing the tank to come up 7 laps short. Another top 5 finIsh out the tank.
1. (1) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 108, 70.113 mph, $14,700
2. (17) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 108, $10,500
3. (20) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 108, $7,800
4. (9) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 108, $6,300
5. (5) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 108, $4,400
6. (7) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 108, $3,700
7. (13) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 108, $3,600
8. (16) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 108, $3,300
9. (4) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 108, $3,200
10. (8) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 108, $2,300
11. (36) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 108, $3,000
12. (24) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 108, $2,100
13. (32) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 108, $2,000
14. (40) Daniel Knoll, Amherst N.Y., Chevrolet, 108, $2,475
15. (22) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 107, $2,650
16. (14) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 107, $2,325
17. (39) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 107, $2,300
18. (38) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 107, $2,275
19. (23) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 107, $2,250
20. (21) Joe Czarnecki, Westfield Mass., Pontiac, 106, $1,825
21. (18) Fred Vordermeier, Bayside N.Y., Pontiac, 104, $1,800
22. (12) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 103, Electrical, $2,575
23. (31) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 103, $2,550
24. (19) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 103, $2,525
25. (42) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 103, $1,700
26. (2) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 98, Accident, $2,375
27. (15) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 98, Accident, $2,950
28. (25) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 97, Accident, $2,425
29. (33) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 90, Drive Shaft, $2,000
30. (35) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 76, Engine, $1,600
31. (11) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 72, Suspension, $2,000
32. (27) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 71, Clutch, $1,600
33. (37) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 65, Engine, $2,300
34. (26) Sean Caisse, Pelham N.H., Chevrolet, 61, Rear End, $1,600
35. (30) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 54, Accident, $2,300
36. (41) Jeff Fultz, Cincinnati Ohio, Chevrolet, 53, Axle, $1,600
37. (34) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 46, Rear End, $2,400
38. (28) Richie Gallup, Feeding Hills Mass., Dodge, 44, Accident, $1,600
39. (29) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 43, Accident, $1,600
40. (10) Tom Baldwin, East Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 43, Accident, $1,600
41. (3) Jan Leaty, Williamson N.Y., Pontiac, 27, Clutch, $1,600
42. (6) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 6, Engine, $1,600

Failed to Qualify: (5) Dick Houlihan (#46), Tony Papale (#10), Brian Crammer
(#56), Jake Marosz (#9), Frank Boardwick, III (#86)
.
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 37 mins, 47 secs Average Speed: 70.113 mph Margin of
Victory: .067 Seconds

AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes
Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Ted Christopher, 13 AWD/DWD/JAT/TSI Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Daniel Knoll, 70 Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 10-17; 20-24; 37-41; 44-50; 56-61; 66-71; 80-82; 86-89;
99-106. 9 for 52 laps.

Lap Leaders: Ted Christopher 1-17, Ken Barry * 18-19, Ted Christopher 20-24,
John Blewett, III 25, Ted Christopher 26-35, Donny Lia 36, Ted Christopher
37-39, Donny Lia 40-50, Todd Szegedy 51, Donny Lia 52-57, Todd Szegedy 58-63,
Mike Christopher 64-65, Ted Christopher 66-108.
Total Laps Led: Ted Christopher 78, Donny Lia 18, Todd Szegedy 7, Mike
Christopher 2, Ken Barry * 2, John Blewett, III 1. 12 changes involving 6
drivers.


July 17- Beech Ridge Speedway, Scarbourogh, ME- NASCAR Modified 150 laps
- 23RD
The crew continued the hard work from the week before with a good run at Thompson and Eric went out and timed 7th. The redraw saw Eric starting 2nd. For the first 19 laps Eric ran 3rd until the torque arm broke shoving the driveshaft into the rear. Eric was able to continue but would drop back on the restarts because the car was vibrating so bad. With 15 to go there was a wreck in front of Eric. Eric Stopped but some cars behind him did not. Eric had to go in the pits for a few laps and came out to finish 23rd.

1. (3) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 150, 45.698 mph, $5,700
2. (7) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $4,100
3. (14) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,900
4. (5) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $2,600
5. (24) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 150, $2,900
6. (11) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,200
7. (8) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
8. (6) Tony Hirschman, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
9. (22) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, $2,550
10. (1) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 150, $1,900
11. (10) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,850
12. (12) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 150, $1,700
13. (26) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,675
14. (4) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 150, $1,725
15. (18) Daniel Knoll, Amherst N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $875
16. (13) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,525
17. (16) Tom Baldwin, East Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 149, $790
18. (25) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 148, $1,180
19. (9) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 146, $1,470
20. (27) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 145, $1,160
21. (28) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 144, $1,150
22. (20) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 143, $1,550
23. (2) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 136, Suspension, $1,150
24. (15) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 126, Accident, $1,450
25. (30) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 118, Accident, $750
26. (23) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 52, Accident, $1,550
27. (17) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 49, Accident, $750
28. (21) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 44, Drive Shaft, $750
29. (19) Sean Caisse, Pelham N.H., Chevrolet, 37, $750
30. (29) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 30, Accident, $1,150

Failed to Qualify: (9) Kevin Goodale * (#58), Jeff Malave (#17), Jimmy Storace * (#47), Carl Pasteryak (#75), Wade Cole (#33), Joe Czarnecki * (#71), Dick Houlihan (#46), Jake Marosz (#9), Ryan Dolan (#10).Time of Race: 1 hrs., 5 mins, 35 secs Average Speed: 45.698 mph Margin of Victory: .70 SecondsAUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet BUD POLE AWARD: Donny Lia, 18 Mobile Management ChevroletPOWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Rick Fuller, 1 Polar Beverages/Frasco Fuel
Pontiac Caution Flags: Laps 4-7; 32-43; 44-48; 49-57; 118-124; 127-132. 6 for 43 laps. Lap Leaders: Tommy Cravenho, Jr 1-19, Nevin George 20-150. Total Laps Led: Nevin George 131, Tommy Cravenho, Jr 19. 1 changes involving
2 drivers.




July 10-Thompson Speedway - Sunoco RoC Mod Tour 100 laps
- 6th
Eric and the PA Crew left for the Major Motion Transportation shop on Friday July 9 and worked on the #19 Major Motion transportation
NASACR Modified well after midnight with the CT Crew. They woke up early and continued working until after noon. They missed the first practice. When Eric went out for the second practice the rear blew up. George and Earl went back to the shop to get another rear. The team changed rears and Eric started the race in 25th and was a man on a mission. Eric passed them inside and outside to work his way to the front. after half way Eric brought the car in to change tires and the crew did a great job to get Eric out in good position. Eric did all this with a broken tie rod so imagine what where he could have finished if the car was not boke. All in all a great day to finish the race for a 6th place finish.
1. 18 Donnie Lia Jericho, NY 7th
2. 31 Tony Ferrante, Jr. Hyde Park, NY 12th
3. 47 Jim Storace Kingston, NH 13th
4. 14 Ted Christopher Plainville, CT 1st
5. 26 George Kent Horseheads, NY 3rd
6. 19 Eric Beers Northampton, PA 25th
7. 73 L.W. Miller Mooresville, NC 2nd
8. 99 Pete Brittain Oakhurst, NJ 4th
9. 16 Tyler Haydt Kunkletown, PA 21st
10. 8 Earl Paules Kunkletown, PA 16th
11. 76 Zane Zeiner Bath, PA 6th
12. 15 Anthony Sesely Matawah, NJ 8th
13. 52 Matt Hirschman Northampton, PA 11th
14. 62 Alex Hoag Bath, NY 9th
15. 95m John Markovic Bethlehem, PA 17th
16. 3 Daren Scherer Binghamton, NY 25th
17. 35 Mike Molleur Shelton, CT 14th
18. 58 Kevin Goodale Riverhead, NY 19th
9. 36 Matt Wentz Lehighton, PA 15th
20. 27x Tommy Allen Cold Spring, NY 26th
21. 56 Brian Crammer Howell, NJ 10th
22. 12 Tommy Cravenho Raynham, NY 5th
23. 00 Tommy Farrell Neptune, NJ 22nd
24. 4 David Koroleski Riverhead, NY 23rd
25. 01 Rick Kluth Brockport, NY 20th
26. 26s Wesley Swartout Stroudsburg, PA 18th
DNS 11 Ken Barry Griswald, CT
DNS 75 Tom Bolles Ellington, CT
DNS 96 Steve Rolston Amityville, NY
DNS 10 Tony Sesely Matawah, NJ
DNS 40 Pat Deponte Howell, NJ
Event Distance: 100 laps Number of Cars Entered: 31 Sunoco Race Fuels Bonus: Tommy Cravenho Gater Racing News Driver Bonus Draw: Eric Beers Hoosier Tire Hard Charger Award: Eric Beers (18 spots gained) Hoosier Tire Hard Luck Award: Tommy Cravenho (16 spots lost)
Rookie of the Race: Tyler Haydt Lap Leaders: Ted Christopher (1-42), Donnie Lia (43-80, 94-100), Tony Ferrante, Jr. (81-93)
Heat Winners: L.W. Miller, Ted Christopher, Matt Hirschman


June 26- Wall Speedway - NASACR Mod Tour 150 laps - 27th
Eric and the Sunoco Race Fuels - Major Motion Transportation Nascar Modified #02 qualified 15th for the event. Eric was running fast and was in the top ten when two cars got together in front of him. Eric was stopped and was going to avoid hitting anything when the cars behind him piled up hitting Eric several different time in several different ways. The team made repairs and put Eric back out into this wacky race that saw the top five cars at one point crashing out or getting in trouble. Eric ended up finishing 27.
1. (3) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 150, 46.179 mph, $5,400
2. (28) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 150, $4,000
3. (10) Tim Arre, Toms River, Chevrolet, 150, $2,200
4. (7) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
5. (17) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,400
6. (15) Jim Willis, Red Bank N.J., 150, $1,400
7. (22) Jimmy Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,700
8. (27) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
9. (8) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $2,250
10. (2) Nevin George, Kunkletown PA., Chevrolet, 149, $1,800
11. (23) Brian Crammer, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 145, $1,050
12. (29) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 144, $1,400
13. (13) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 140, $1,675
14. (5) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 131, $1,725
15. (20) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 127, $1,675
16. (21) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 124, $1,625
17. (6) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 116, $1,590
18. (18) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 107, Accident, $1,480
19. (30) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 103, Rear End, $1,470
20. (4) Ken Woolley, Howell N.J., Ford, 100, Accident, $1,060
21. (26) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 99, $1,550
22. (1) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 85, $1,650
23. (25) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 85, Accident, $1,550
24. (14) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 77, $1,550
25. (12) Jim Long, Staten Island N.Y., Chevrolet, 60, Accident, $750
26. (9) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 59, Accident, $1,550
27. (19) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet,59, Overheating, $1,150
28. (16) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 55, $1,150
29. (11) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 37, Accident, $750
30. (24) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 37, Accident, $1,150

Failed to Qualify:(13) Jeff Malave (#17), Daniel Knoll * (#70), Tom Baldwin (#7), Chris Young (#49), Rob Summers (#16), Dave Etheridge #54),Howie Brode (#96), Wade Cole (#33), Larry Altholtz (#85), Kevin Goodale * (#58), Jimmy Storace * (#47), Mike Molleur (#35), Jake Marosz (#9).
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 4 mins, 54 secs Average Speed: 46.179 mph Margin of Victory: .73 Seconds
AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ken Barry *, 20 Lombardi Inside Out Chevrolet BUD POLE AWARD: Doug Coby, III, 28 Ramar-Hall Chevrolet POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Tommy Cravenho, Jr, 12 Falmouth Ready Mix Dodge Caution Flags: Laps 18-23; 24-30; 33-37; 38-49; 70-75; 85-89; 98-103; 110-121; 132-138; 143-146. 10 for 70 laps. Lap Leaders: Donny Lia 1, Reggie Ruggiero 2-97, Anthony Ferrante, Jr 98-122, Ken Barry * 123-149, Reggie Ruggiero 150. Total Laps Led: Reggie Ruggiero 97, Ken Barry * 27, Anthony Ferrante, Jr 25,
Donny Lia 1. 4 changes involving 4 drivers.


June 12- Lake Erie Speedway - NASACR Mod Tour 150 laps
The Sunoco Race Fuels Major Motion Transportation team qualified 15 and from the beginning of the race had a fast car. Eric was making his way into the top five when a wire shorted that caused a puff of smoke and stopped the fan from working thus causing the car to overheat. Eric had to pit the car knowing that he could have finished in the top three.
1. (2) Tony Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 150, 73.824 mph, Running, $6,500
2. (4) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 150, $5,100
3. (13) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook, Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,500
4. (14) Rick Fuller, Auburn, Mass., Pontiac, 150, $3,000
5. (9) Eddie Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,800
6. (1) Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn.,, Chevrolet, 150, $1,700
7. (20) Nevin George, Kunkeltown, Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
8. (16) Tom Bolles, Ellington, Conn., Dodge, 150, $1,900
9. (10) Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y., Dodge, 150, $1,900
10. (11) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon, Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,800
11. (7) John Blewett III, Howell, N.J., Pontiac, 150, $1,700
12. (5) Tommy Cloce, Canton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $1,500
13. (24) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Pontiac, 150, $1,500
14. (22) Tommy Cravenho, Raynham, Mass., Dodge, 149, $1,375
15. (23) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 149, $950
16. (8) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point, N.Y., Pontiac, 149, $1,325
17. (21) Carl Pasteryak, Libson, Conn., Chevrolet, 148, $1,300
18. (6) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 148, $1,375
19. (19) Danny Knoll, Amherst, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148, $850
20. (33) Mike Molleur, Shelton, Conn., Chevrolet, 147, $1,225
21. (17) Jimmy Kuhn, West Bridgewater, Mass., Chevrolet, 145, $1,200
22. (3) Donny Lia, Merrick, N.Y., Chevrolet, 145, $1,200
23. (18) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 120, Engine, $1,200
24. (28) Dave Etheridge, Portland, Conn., Chevrolet, 92, Running, $1,200
25. (15) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 75, Over Heating, $1,200
26. (27) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale, N.J., Dodge, 70, Transmission, $1,200
27. (30) Kevin Konopka, Meriden, Conn., Dodge, 54, Ignition, $800
28. (29) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 28, Rear End, $1,200
29. (12) Ken Barry, Griswold, Conn., Chevrolet, 16, Transmission, $1,300
30. (25) Jimmy Storace, Kingston, N.H., Chevrolet, 3, Engine, $800

Time of Race: 45 minutes 43 seconds Average Speed: 73.824 mph Margin of Victory: .48 seconds Caution Periods: 3 for 19 laps
(21 - 28, multi-car tangle turn one and two; 74-79 (spin car #79); 124-128 (engine car #28 backstretch) Lap Leaders: One lead change among two drivers - Rob Summers (#16) 1-13; Tony Hirschman 14-150Bud Pole Award: Eddie Flemke - Hill Enterprises / Ron Bouchard Auto Sales /
Sunoco Pontiac - 14.170 seconds @ 95.272 mph Auto Meter Rookie-of-the-Race Award: Zach Sylvester POWERade "Power Move of the Race" Award: Nevin George Failed to Qualify: Brian Crammer, Howell, N.J., Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn.

June 5 - Riverhead Raceway - NASACR Mod Tour 200 laps - 22
Eric and the Major Motion Transportation Team debuted the 02 NASACR Modified. Eric time 8th and started t he race on pole. Eric never a lap but for the first half of the race was running in the top five. The car then started to overheat and Eric brought the car in and re vented some air to cool the engine down but the race was about over so they were ready for Lake Erie race the following week.
1. (2) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 200, 44.455 mph, $6,200
2. (5) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 200, $3,500
3. (4) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R. I., Chevrolet, 200, $2,500
4. (7) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $2,500
5. (8) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 200, $2,200
6. (9) Tony Hirschman, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 199, $2,100
7. (15) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 199, $1,900
8. (13) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 199, $1,900
9. (27) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 199, $2,250
10. (3) Chuck Steuer, Bohemia N.Y., Chevrolet, 199, $1,000
11. (6) Tony Ferrante, Jr., Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 199, $1,775
12. (25) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 199, $1,850
13. (11) Tommy Cravenho, Jr., Raynham Mass., Dodge, 198, $1,625
14. (17) Mike Curtis, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 186, $875
15. (18) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 174, $1,550
16. (21) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 168, Handling, $1,625
17. (14) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn., Dodge, 163, $1,500
18. (10) John Fortin, Holtsville N.Y., Chevrolet, 139, Accident, $775
19. (19) Dan Jivanelli, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 138, Accident, $750
20. (22) Chris Young, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 127, Handling, $725
21. (20) Frank Vigliarolo, Jr., Mt. Sinai N.Y., Chevrolet, 120, Flat Tire, $700
22. (1) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 118, Overheating, $1,100
23. (24) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 114, Overheating, $2,100
24. (16) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 90, Accident, $1,500
25. (26) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 71, Accident, $1,400
26. (12) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 50, Accident, $1,500
27. (23) Fred Vordermeier, Bayside N.Y., Pontiac, 50, Accident, $1,400
28. (28) Wayne Anderson, Yaphank N.Y., Chevrolet, 49, Accident, $700
Failed to Qualify: (19) Tom Baldwin (#7), J R Bertuccio, Jr (#2), Thomas Rogers (#6), Renee Dupuis (#90), Larry Altholtz (#85), Howie Brode (#96), Dave Etheridge (#54), Jimmy Storace * (#47), Tommy Cloce (#69), Jimmy Kuhn, Jr (#72), Kevin Goodale (#58), Wade Cole (#33), Steve Whitt (#06), Mike Andrews, Jr (#10), Daniel Knoll (#70), Jim Long (#22), Jake Marosz (#9), Kevin Konopka (#51),Mike Molleur (#35).

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 7 mins, 29 secs Average Speed: 44.455 mph Margin of Victory: 2.3 Seconds
AUTO METER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Gregg Shivers , 23 Reynolds Insurance Pontiac BUD POLE AWARD: Jerry Marquis, 3 Roby's Propane/Reynolds Auto Chevrolet POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Doug Coby, III, 28 Ramar-Hall Chevrolet Caution Flags: Laps 23-26; 28-35; 41-44; 50-61; 73-84; 128-131; 142-153. 7 for 56 laps. Lap Leaders: Jerry Marquis 1-200. Total Laps Led: Jerry Marquis 200. 0 changes involving 1 drivers.


May 28 Stafford Speedway, Stafford, CT - NASACR Mod Tour - DNQ
Eric was driving the Joe Brady #00 for this event. THe team worked hard but just did not have enough motor to qualify for this event.

May 23 Nazareth Speedway, NASACR MOD TOUR - 40
What a weekend for the Sunoco Race Fuels Horwith Racing number 02. THe motor blew 4 laps into practice on Saturday morning. The Tommy Cloce #69 team generously gave Eric use of a backup motor. Only hitch was that the motor was in the shop 6 hours away. Earl and George left and went and got the motor returning home about 11:00 PM. The team worked right up to the time to line up to get the motor ready. The race went green and Eric got 3 and a half laps in when the oil pump belt broke ending a long weekend.
1. (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 104, 69.552 mph, $7,800
2. (4) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $4,200
3. (1) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $4,400
4. (7) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 104, $3,500
5. (13) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $3,200
6. (12) Jan Leaty, Williamson N.Y., Pontiac, 104, $2,300
7. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 104, $3,000
8. (38) Fred Vordermeier, Bayside N.Y., Pontiac, 104, $2,500
9. (32) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $1,950
10. (16) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 104, $2,700
11. (11) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 104, $2,550
12. (8) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 104, $2,600
13. (20) Charles Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $2,050
14. (14) Nevin George, Kunkletown PA., Chevrolet, 104, $2,300
15. (15) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $1,550
16. (19) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 104, $1,900
17. (30) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 104, $2,250
18. (26) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 104, $1,800
19. (18) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 104, $2,075
20. (28) Jim Willis, Red Bank N.J., Chevrolet, 104, $1,350
21. (25) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 104, $1,725
22. (33) Joe Czarnecki, Westfield Mass., Pontiac, 104, $1,300
23. (17) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 104, $1,675
24. (10) James Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 104, $1,250
25. (5) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet, 103, $2,025
26. (35) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 102, $1,900
27. (40) Daniel Knoll, Amherst N.Y., Chevrolet, 96, $1,150
28. (36) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 93, Accident, $1,800
29. (31) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 93, Accident, $975
30. (22) Ken Woolley, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 79, Engine, $925
31. (24) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 76, Handling, $1,300
32. (29) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 58, Accident, $900
33. (3) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 58, Overheating, $1,700
34. (27) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 53, Ignition, $1,600
35. (23) Tom Baldwin, East Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 41, Engine, $900
36. (21) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 38, Accident, $1,600
37. (39) Jim Long, Staten Island N.Y., Chevrolet, 32, Overheating, $900
38. (9) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 11, Accident, $900
39. (34) Richie Gallup, Feeding Hills Mass., Dodge, 11, Accident, $900
40. (37) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 4, Engine, $1,600
Failed to Qualify: (4) Wade Cole (#33), Jimmy Storace * (#47), Dick Houlihan (#00), Jake Marosz (#9).
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 29 mins, 43 secs Average Speed: 69.552 mph Margin of Victory: .1 Seconds
AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ken Barry *, 20 Lombardi Inside Out Chevrolet
BUD POLE AWARD: Ted Christopher, 13 AWD/DWD/JAT/TSI Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Fred Vordermeier, 97 Hill Enterprises/E.J. Davies Trucking Pontiac
Caution Flags: Laps 6-10; 12-21; 39-45; 54-57; 60-64; 69-73; 77-80; 84-87; 95-102. 9 for 52 laps. Lap Leaders: Ted Christopher 1-11, Todd Szegedy 12-104. Total Laps Led: Todd Szegedy 93, Ted Christopher 11. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.


May 22 Mahoning Valley Speedway, Lehighton, PA - Sunoco Race of Champions Tour -18th
Eric was driving the Sessley Motorsports #22 for this Sunoco Race of Champions Event. Eric made the race through the consi and started 24th. The former track champion worked his way up through the field and was in contention to break into t he top ten when a car Eric was passing on the outside came up and hit Eric's left front breaking the suspension.
1. 10 Tyler Haydt
2. 1 Bobby Jones
3. 8 Earl Paules
4. 36 Matt Wentz
5. 17j Jim Hauser
6. 26 George Kent
7. 99 Pete Brittain
8. 14 Zane Zeiner
9. 52 Matt Hirschman
10. 38 Andy Szapacs
11. 28 C.J. Jones
12. 33 Richard Crompton
13. 44 Rick Kluth
14. 31 Troy Bollinger
15. 4x Rick Kirkendall
16. 09 Bobby Osgood
17. 95m John Markovic
18. 22 Eric Beers
19. 00 Tommy Farrell
20. 41 Glenn Carroll
21. 16m J.R. Kent
22. 17 Tom Shupp
23. 19 Jim Long, Jr.
24. 87 Tommy Flanagan
25. 18 Anthony Sesley
26. 12 Scott Lesher
27. 4 Lou Strohlth
28. 48 Kevin Graver, Jr.
Number of Cars Entered: 42 Sunoco Race Fuels Bonus: Dave Koroleski Gater Racing News Driver Bonus Draw: Scott Rolsten Hoosier Tire Hard Charger Award: Jim Hauser (19 spots gained) Hoosier Tire Hard Luck Award: Jim Long, Jr. (22 spots lost) Rookie of the Race: Tyler Haydt Lap Leaders: 1-8 Jim Long Jr., 9-15 Pete Brittain, 16-74 Bobby Jones, 75 Tyler Haydt Heat Winners: Kevin Graver Jr., Pete Brittain, George Kent, Rick Kirkendall, Tom Shupp,



May 15 - Waterford Speedbowl, New Loundon, CT - NASCAR Mod Tour - 24th
Eric and the Horwith Racing Team went out early and made the race. The car took a few laps to come in and when it did the car ran great. Eric avoided a couple early crashes and was up to the 10 position by half way. Going into turn one Hossfield and Christopher got together causing Christopher to spin in front of the field. Half the field crashed and Eric was in it ending the teams chances for a top ten finish.
Ed Flemke, Jr. and the Hillbilly Racing team ended a 25 race winless draught Saturday night with a victory in the XtraMart 150 at the Waterford Speedbowl. Flemke, driver of the #79 Hill Enterprises Pontiac, passed Mike Stefanik on the final lap to secure his fifteenth career Featherlite Modified Series victory.
A "putting yourself in a position to win" strategy certainly paid off, as the final lap was the only lap lead for the Southington, CT driver. Flemke showed incredible patience over the final 50 plus laps, following Stefanik and waiting for his chance. That chance came in the final corner when Stefanik slid up the racetrack because of dirt knocked onto the racetrack by a spinning car. "This was a great win for us," said Flemke. "Mike is a great racecar driver. I was just waiting for an opportunity and it finally came." Crew Chief David Hill was equally excited after the race. "I knew that if we were patient we would get our chance," said Hill. He continued, "We couldn't force the issue, because Tony Hirschman was running very strong behind us. We just had to hope for the best, and then it happened."
1. (4) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 152, $4,800
2. (8) Michael Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 152, $3,200
3. (2) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 152, $2,600
4. (12) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $2,500
5. (15) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 152, $3,000
6. (11) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 152, $2,200
7. (5) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 152, $2,200
8. (6) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 152, $2,000
9. (17) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 152, $2,000
10. (7) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Dodge, 152, $1,500
11. (16) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 152, $1,800
12. (1) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 152, $2,170
13. (26) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $2,160
14. (9) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $1,650
15. (3) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 152, $1,740
16. (24) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 151, $1,230
17. (13) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 150, $910
18. (28) Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., Chevrolet, 148, $1,580
19. (30) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 143, $1,570
20. (29) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 139, Accident, $1,260
21. (22) Jim Long, Staten Island N.Y., Chevrolet, 132, $850
22. (10) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 132, $840
23. (18) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 109, Accident, $1,530
24. (23) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 109, $1,510
25. (20) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 85, $1,800
26. (21) James Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 81, Suspension, $800
27. (19) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 72, Accident, $1,200
28. (25) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 65, Handling, $1,100
29. (14) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 61, Overheating, $800
30. (27) Sean Caisse, Pelham N.H., Chevrolet, 58, Accident, $800

Failed to Qualify: (15) Jimmy Storace-(#47), Brian Crammer-(#56), Thomas
Bolles-(#76), Fred Vordermeier-(#97), Daniel Knoll-(#70), Joe Czarnecki-(#71),
Dick Houlihan-(#46), Gregg Shivers-(#23), Charles Pasteryak-(#5),
Kevin Goodale-(#58), Steve Whitt-(#06), Ryan Dolan-(#10), Richie Gallup-(#24),
Wade Cole-(#33), Jake Marosz-(#9).

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 11 mins, 40 secs Average Speed: 47.721 mph Margin of Victory: .12 Seconds Caution Flags: Laps 46-55; 62-69; 73-79; 80-87; 111-117; 121-125; 141-149. 7 for 54 laps. Lap Leaders: Chuck Hossfeld 1-80, Michael Stefanik 81-151, Eddie Flemke 152. Total Laps Led: Chuck Hossfeld 80, Michael Stefanik 71, Eddie Flemke 1. 2 changes involving 3 drivers.

May 1 - Chemung Speedway, Chemung NY - Sunoco Race of Champions Tour 2nd - 75 laps
Eric won his heat race and started the race in 7th place. Eric passed his way up to second and could not get pass winner JR Kent. The Horwith Racing Team car #19 driven by Jim Long got wrecked in his heat race, the crew made repairs and sent him out for the Non Qualifiers race and Jim Qualified. Jim started dead last and made his way to the front by missing the wrecks and passing on the outside to finish 5th. Great night for the Horwith Racing team and a good race for Eric to get back some of that Magic that he left in Florida.

April 24-25 - Stafford Speedway - Stafford Springs, CT -NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR - 22nd - 189 laps
Again Eric started the weekend by picking a early qualifying number - 2. The team was very happy in practice as Eric was in the top five in practice. When it came time for qualifying not many in the top 15 in qualifying made it into the race on time so Eric was force to take a provisional. Eric started the race in 31st and was one move away from missing the next sequence of events. As Eric was following eventual winner Jerry Marquis through traffic Eric got cut off by the 24 car and had to back out of it. A few laps later the 24 got involved with someone with Eric behind him. Eric missed the wreck but the 35 car behind Eric never lifted and smashed into the back of the beautiful #02. Eric had to come in for repairs but was able to hold onto the lead lap. A long green flag run had Eric really loose and eventually went down one lap. He would have finished one lap down and in 11 place if the bumper had not fallen off with 14 laps to go. Eric had to go in and get the bumper welded on. Another tough weekend for a fast car. Just a matter of being in the wrong spot at the wrong time.
1
. (29) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 200, 68.040 mph,$8,000
2. (5) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 200, $4,800
3. (1) Ed Flemke, Jr, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 200, $3,800
4. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 200, $4,000
5. (25) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 200, $2,900
6. (2) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Ford, 200, $2,700
7. (23) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 200, $2,600
8. (13) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 200, $2,300
9. (21) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $1,700
10. (12) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 200, $2,100
11. (7) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 200, $2,000
12. (3) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 199, $1,950
13. (14) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 199, $1,400
14. (17) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 199, $1,050
15. (30) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 199, $1,400
16. (32) Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., 198, $1,350
17. (16) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk, Chevrolet, 198, $900
18. (33) Jimmy Broderick, Brookfield Conn., Chevrolet, 198, $1,550
19. (9) Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet, 197, $800
20. (24) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 193, $1,775
21. (4) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 190, $1,450
22. (31) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 189, $1,125
23. (10) Nevin George, Kunkletown PA., Chevrolet, 185, $1,400
24. (20) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 148, Steering, $1,375
25. (15) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 143, Steering, $1,350
26. (18) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 140, Accident, $925
27. (27) Ritchie Gallup, Feeding Hills Mass., Dodge, 134, Handling, $600
28. (28) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 109, Steering, $600
29. (19) Charles Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 93, Accident, $1,300
30. (22) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 87, Accident, $1,000
31. (6) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 31, Engine, $600
32. (11) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., 20, Accident, $600
33. (26) Jan Leaty, Williamson N.Y., Pontiac, 2, Accident, $1,000

Failed to Qualify: Tom Baldwin , Kevin Konopka , Daniel Knoll , Buck Catalano, Frank Ruocco , Fred Vordermeier , Wade Cole , Tony Papale , Ken Bouchard , Tommy Cloce , Dick Houlihan , Kevin Goodale , Jim Long , Joe Czarnecki , James Kuhn, Jr , Sean Caisse , Mike Christopher , Jimmy Storace , Jake Marosz , Rob Summers , Roy Seidell, Jr .

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 28 mins, 11 secs Average Speed: 68.040 mph Margin of Victory .31 Seconds AUTOMETER ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Zack Sylvester *, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet BUD POLE AWARD: Todd Szegedy, 50 Haynes Materials Ford POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jerry Marquis, 3 Roby's Propane/Reynolds Auto Chevrolet Caution Flags: Laps 4-7; 16-19; 21-26; 79-86; 87-91; 115-119; 144-149; 178-181. 8 for 42 laps. Lap Leaders: Ed Flemke, Jr 1-10, Chuck Hossfeld 11-117, Jerry Marquis 118-200. Total Laps Led: Chuck Hossfeld 107, Jerry Marquis 83, Ed Flemke, Jr 10. 2 changes involving 3 drivers.



April 17-18 - Thompson Speedway - Thompson, CT - NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR - 27 th - 135 laps
Eric started off the weekend by picking to go out 2nd in time trials. One Eric got the car out on the Thompson 5/8 mile track it was tight - really tight. After working several options to free the car up
including changing springs it turns out that the car was tight because of a bad right front Hoosier Tire. Once the crew changed the tire the car was OK. However, the team used up all the practice time to figure that out. So when it came time to time trial all the changes made the team realize that the car was too loose and Eric had to take a provisional to get in the show. After time trial the team worked backwards to reverse all the changes they made before diagnosing the bad tire. Eric started the race 36th and began the move to the front. However shortly into the race a couple cars in front of Eric Spun and blocked the track. because Eric stopped he restarted in the rear. After this Eric made his way up through the pack and about half way Eric came in and pitted with the leaders. The crew did a magnificent job and got Eric out in great shape. Eric commented that the car was feeling really good and he proved that by working his way onto the top ten. There was no doubt The 02 Car was on the move. Eric had made his way up to 7th with 20 laps to car when the 18 car spun in front of Eric and Teddy, Eric and Teddy banged wheels causing Eric to break the Sway bar and Hymen sending him into the pits thus loosing 15 laps . The team is excited about how the car and crew worked together and are getting ready for the Spring Sizzler at Stafford
1. (10) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, 67.568 mph, $4,800
2. (11) Ed Flemke, Jr, Southington Conn., Pontiac, 150, $3,600
3. (34) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Dodge, 150, $3,600
4. (7) Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
5. (1) Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
6. (16) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
7. (30) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Dodge, 150, $1,400
8. (14) Charles Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,700
9. (35) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $1,950
10. (26) Bob Polverari, W. Springfield Mass., Pontiac, 150, $1,800
11. (19) Tony Papale, Ham 2. Hamden Conn., 150, $1,070
12. (13) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 150, $1,850
13. (6) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Pontiac, 150, $1,840
14. (15) Renee Dupuis, Glasonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,720
15. (24) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 150, $1,010
16. (12) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,000
17. (3) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $975
18. (9) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $1,950
19. (27) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,625
20. (23) James Kuhn, Jr, W. Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,600
21. (22) Doug Coby, III, Milford Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $1,575
22. (28) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 148, $700
23. (31) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 148, $1,250
24. (38) Jimmy Broderick, Brookfield Conn., Chevrolet, 138, $1,525
25. (20) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 136, $1,490
26. (4) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 135, Ignition, $800
27. (36) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 135, $1,180
28. (37) Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., Chevrolet, 132, $1,470
29. (25) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Chevrolet, 126, Accident, $1,540
30. (29) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 118, Oil Line, $730
31. (18) Tom Baldwin, East Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 115, Handling, $1,450
32. (17) Fred Vordermeier, Bayside N.Y., Pontiac, 85, Accident, $700
33. (33) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 79, Accident, $700
34. (5) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 45, Accident, $1,400
35. (21) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Dodge, 43, Accident, $700
36. (32) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 30, Overheating, $700
37. (8) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 28, Steering, $700
38. (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, Disqualified, $2,500

TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 21 minutes, 35 seconds AVERAGE SPEED: 67.568 mph MARGIN OF VICTORY: Not Available CAUTION PERIODS: 10 for 52 laps
LAP LEADERS: Tony Hirschman 1-11, Todd Szegedy 12-15, Ted Christopher 16-38, Eddie Flemke 39-47, T. Christopher 48-50, Szegedy 51-66, Flemke 67-71, Hirschman 72-96, Marquis 97-125, Szegedy 126- 150 BUD POLE AWARD: Todd Szegedy POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Chuck Hossfeld AUTO METER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Zach Sylvester


ERIC BEERS RACING AGAINST NASCAR BUSCH STARS LAJOIE and FEDEWA Monday April 19th

Northampton PA. . . S&S Speedway, Syndersville, PA, will play host to the Nazareth Speedway Go Kart promotional race that will put Northampton's Modified Driver Eric Beers up against NASCAR Busch stars Randy LaJoie, Tim Fedewa and fellow Modified Stars Tony Hirschman and Nevin George on Monday April 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Promoted by CAT County 96 FM, fans will also be selected on-air all week, to come and race against the stars, while others will be chosen from the crowd to compete during the event. The new reality series "NBS 24-7" will also be on-hand to cover the event and film the real interaction between fans and the FitzBradshaw drivers in an up-close and personal manner. This weekly reality series airs on SPEED Channel, Mondays at 8:00 pm (ET/PT).

There will be an autograph session and give-aways for adults and children, during the go-cart competition. Kids gift-packs will be available on-site. Children must be at least 54" tall to ride but anyone can come and watch. Bring the entire family to see these NASCAR stars in action. For driving directions visit www.ssspeedway.com or call 570-420-5500.

RACE A RAMA - March 6th

Eric Beers was unable to make the 5 hour ride to Race-A-Rama due to a bout with the Stomach flu that he was graciously given by his 5 year old daughter Kailyn.

February 14, New Smyrna Speedway -
Eric is crowned New Smyrna Speedway NASCAR Modified Champion. It was not just a Championship that Eric Beers won, there were many people who deserve credit and won it with Eric. Cherie, Kailyn, Austin, Dale, Dot, Howie, Adam, Kristy, Sleffery, Brian, Howie, Chad, Glenn, Miles, Loretta, Terri, Patti, Kimmy, Heavy, Beaner, Kevin, Lori, Justin, Shaye, Dallas, Harry, Midge, Steve, Lynn, Andy S., Paulie, Karen, Puggy, Nathan, Dawn, Matt C, Debbie, Roger, Joann, BJ, Greg, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Sunoco Race Fuels, Horwith Freightliner, Kustom Cards, RPM Engines, Major Motion Transport, Hoosier Tire,Pub 44, plus many more. It is truly a team effort. A driver is only as good as his team and what a great team we have.


February 13, New Smyrna Speedway -
Eric and the crew put together a good car and won their second pole in a row and Kevin pulled #3 starting postion. Eric was in 2nd by lap 4 and by lap 7 was in the lead. After the big crash on lap 9 nine the race went green until Lap 68 when Eric built up a 5 second lead. Eric went in the pits and came out 9th after two lug nut fell off a wheel. Eric made his way up to a 3rd place finish.

ACCIDENT CAN’T STOP BLEWETT FROM WINNING RICHIE EVANS MEMORIAL by J. Troiano

Flemke, Christopher Get Into It On The Track, Under Caution & In The Pits
It was an auspicious beginning to the Richie Evans Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway on Friday night for the NASCAR Tour-Type mods. blame them because they probably didn’t see it as fast as me. We just drove in there and drove up into it.
“I thought for sure we were done. I got out of it and looked around at it and it looked fine. So another one of the guys helped me get my stuff back on and I thought I would give it a whirl. It wasn’t too bad. Just trying to catch back up to the field I could tell the car felt ok. Despite being beaten and battered, Blewett was able to stay on the lead lap and after a round of pit stops that saw his Brady Bunch crew get him out first, Blewett was able to hold off veteran George Kent to win the Richie Evans Memorial 100.
“To win it is great. It has a special place in my heart now. To say you are the winner of it is a great accomplishment. It means a lot for everyone. A good crowd turned up here tonight even with a big race going on at the speedway not to far away from here. People come out and support Richie.
“George (Kent) has that steel-headed New York series motor and that helped us get to the inside of him on that restart because he was a little slow. George raced me clean and if it wasn’t for him, I don’t think we would have won the race tonight. As you can see, it is rough here. These guys will push you out of the way in a second. George raced me clean. There wasn’t much left for him there to push on. He could have pushed me out of the way if he wanted to but he was good about it. But the action on the track, or in the pits, wasn’t limited to the big accident on the track or Blewett’s charge through the field.
On lap nine, 11 cars were swept up into an accident that started when outside pole sitter Charlie Pasteryak and mod bad boy Bo Gunning locked wheels, sending Pasteryak into the inside wall and back infront of the entire oncoming pack. The resulting aftermath swept up 11 cars, including that of John Blewett III. For Blewett, it was just icing on the cake to a week that has been full of plenty of bent sheetmetal.
“I saw Charlie spin to the inside and bounce off the fence,” said Blewett. “I was almost slowed up stopped up there. It is hard because some of the guys I was with in the accident don’t have a lot of experience. I can’t Blewett came back from the big crash to win the Richie Evans Memorial 100 on Friday.
Eddie Flemke Jr. appeared to have the fastest car on the track for much of the night, cutting early race leader Eric Beer’s five second lead down to just car lengths before a late race caution. After the round of pit stops, Flemke found himself in third chasing Blewett and Kent with modified ace Teddy Christopher following close behind.
Coming off of turn four, Flemke got a little loose and was tapped by Christopher, sending him into the inside wall and out of the race. But before he made his way into the pits, Flemke came around and ran into the back of Christopher’s #14 on the backstretch while under the caution flag, causing severe damage to the back of Christopher’s car. Flemke then parked it in the pits. Just as quickly, TC’s crew came rushing down pit road to confront Flemke and his team. While a lot of yelling was going on, track officials kept the teams separated and no punches were thrown. After Flemke pulled behind pit wall (with Christopher back out on the track to finish the race), Billy “Bear” Calicchio, Christopher’s team owner, confronted several members of Flemke’s team in the pits, with the meeting ending in hand shakes.However, Christopher, who was right in the points hunt before the night with Beers, was still hot about what happened after the race. Ted Christopher's crew is led away by officials after confronting Eddie Flemke's team in the pits after Flemke spun TC during a caution. A total of 11 cars were swept up in this lap nine crash. The blue car with the white nose against the wall in the middle... that's John Blewett.
“He was so loose you know,” said Christopher. “He’d come off totally sideways. He was going sideways down the straightaway he was so loose. You know I had a full head of steam with three fresh tires you know. I ended up barley freaking touching him when he was at full throttle. What do I have to be offensive and defensive for the guy in front of me? Then he just makes junk of the back of the car. He is just a weapon. Oh well.” But nothing could take away from Blewett’s win. But Blewett may not be back for Saturday night’s finale. Why? Because despite the win, the #00 was broken and battered yet again.
“I’m not sure if the win was totally satisfying because we have to rebuild it again. It ain’t much better than it was the other night. We are going to take a good, hard look at it to see if we can patch up again.

“Who knows, we may quit while we are ahead!”

February 12, New Smyrna Speedway - After spending all day fixing the car from the nights previous accident, the work paid off and Eric went out and posted fast time. Eric picked the 8th starting position. Using the outside Eric began making his way to the front. Along the way there were a couple of acidents in front and Eric found himself in 3rd place chasing Buck Catalano and Teddy. Eric ran out of laps and finished a strong third with the team anxious to get on the Track Friday for the 100 lapper.

CHRISTOPHER BACK ON TRACK WITH SECOND WIN by J. Troiano, M. Dillner

The #14 Team Has The Momentum Heading Into Friday’s Biggie Despite a couple of off nights, there is little doubting that Teddy Christopher and the #14 team are the hands down favorite to win the Richie Evans Memorial on Friday night at New Smyrna Speedway. DNF pushed Christopher out of the points lead and into catch up mode. “Without what happened the other night, we should be like 30 points up. But would of, should of, could of. We’ll just keep going at it. If it was meant to be, it is meant to be. We’ve been fast. We’ve got a pole, we’ve won two races and we’ve been up front. Tomorrow is the big race for us. I like that race. I think we should have the best car for that race on the long runs. It is a big race for all the modified drivers. It is the race that carries the name of the “King of the Modifieds. “It’s the Richie Evans Memorial,” said Christopher. “He is the king of our division. It is an important race to win. Fortunately, I’ve been able to win it a couple of times. Tomorrow night would be another good night to win it and gain some more points. I didn’t get to see him race much because I got into this sport late, but he is still the king of our sport. Everybody tries to win that race because everyone wants to be him. So if you win that race, it is like you have a shot to be him.” Christopher had a pretty easy time at Thursday’s win, holding off the surprisingly strong Buck Catalano for the win “It’s a tough game because he knows no one is gong to go by him on the outside,” said Catalano. “This place is tough on the outside. I would have liked to have tried it out there, but I didn’t want to drop back three spots either. Teddy is a great racer… my hats off to him. I think I had a better race car in the middle of the race then he did. At the end, I think we were pretty equal. We are just here to race and have fun. We are doing ok so far. One day, we’ll get one of these. Christopher, who won opening night at New Smyrna this year, took his second-win of the week, leading again from green to checkers and putting himself back in the points chase for the Speedweeks championship. “We are inching closer to the top,” said Christopher. “You can’t do anything about that stuff that has happened in the past. Some guys had some problems last night and we gained on them. We gained on more of them tonight. There are two more races to go before we get into this championship thing.”
Christopher’s downfall came on Tuesday night, when he and Donny Lia got together while battling for the lead. That Christopher had to make one pass.... that of pole sitter Justin Gaydosh (#94) at the start.
“I thought I had a good restart one time but I just couldn’t get him. I thought I could get beside him and hold him down, but he just banged my wheels. I didn’t want to ruin my car. I had to back out of it.

The only real beating and banging of the night came between George Kent and Eddie Flemke Jr. Flemke got into Kent and turn him around early in the race, but Kent came back and nailed Flemke later, putting him into the wall. “He just flat ass got into the back of me,” said Kent. “I don’t know what it was about. I don’t know if he had brake problems or what. Maybe that was his excuse. It was just a stupid ass move. He wrecked a lot of good race cars. “I don’t know what he was trying to do that second time. He got on the outside of me there, but went up into the way. I don’t know if it was payback or not, but I can tell you what, he’s got more coming to him.”

February 11, New Smyrna Speedway - Again Eric Time well (2nd) and picked a good starting positin (4th) The race was going well and Eric was going for 2nd and pushing Teddy when Blewetts Radiator hose blew off. Caused a caution, Eric spun and as he was motioned to drive around the waterless #00 the 00 moved down the track and hit the #9 square in the rear tire, bending the rear and relegating the #9 to a 13th place finish. The crew worked extra late after the races to rplace the rear and get the car ready for tonights 25 lap feature and be ready for the big one - Fridays Richie Evans 100 lapper

FLEMKE WASTES LITTLE TIME IN COLLECTING FIRST WIN by J. Troiano, M. Dillner

Veteran Does Something His Father Never Did… Win At Smyrna
At Daytona, a guy named Junior is who everyone will be shooting for come Daytona 500 time. On Wednesday night at New Smyrna, it was another guy named Junior that stole the show.
ourselves. So we decided to come down here late this year and have everything prepared. We wanted to close the deal we didn’t close last year.
“My car owner said he wasn’t satisfied after last year. He wanted us to come back and get a win. But I didn’t really want to come back. It is nothing against the place or anything, but the racing sometimes can be relentless. It is a tough eight nights. “It’s nice. I don’t think my dad (Eddie Flemke Sr.) ever won down here. I’m not really sure. It is nice to do something he never done and would have liked to have done. And if he has done it, it is nice to do something that he has done. Also, my father’s family is from down here. Flemke was able hold off a charge in the late race from NASCAR Featherlite Modified driver Teddy Christopher. He also help off John Blewett III, who started on the pole but lost the lead to Flemke before the end of the first lap.
“On the initial start there, John got a jump on (second place starter Donny) Lia and I just went with John. Then on the backstretch, John just went up high and it opened the door down low. I was thinking to myself, ‘the door just opened.’ It isn’t too often that that happens. John left the door open and I don’t think he knew I was coming because he didn’t even try to close it at the last minute.” Flemke won’t have the title tow worry about this year, but instead will focus on the big races, including the Richie Evans Memorial, in which he was leading last year before mechanical problems set him back.
Eddie Flamke Jr. was a force to be reckoned with last year during Speedweeks, but that speed never once resulted in a feature win thanks to accidents and mechanical failures. This year, he didn’t let anything stand in his way, leading from flag-to-flag in Wednesday night’s 50-lap feature for the NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds. “It was a nice easy race,” said Flemke, who just showed up at the Smyrna track on Wednesday night. “We would have liked to have gotten a win last year, but we just killed Flemke (#79) won on his first night at the track and it was very special to him. “This year, we are only going to run three.. so now that we’ve won, maybe we can close that book and not have to come back down. I wouldn’t’ mind coming back either. It just costs so much money to do this.”

Behind Flemke, the biggest action came when Blewett lost a radiator hose while battling Christopher for second place. That resulted in Blewett spinning and several other cars spinning in the water he had laied down. A couple of the cars slip up into Blewett’s idol machine.
It was the third time this week Blewett has wrecked the Joe Brady-owned #00. “I think we had our best run of the week so far,” said Blewett. “I think if we had a little more power, we would have drove away. We had a good car. Eddie beat me on the original start there. He had more horslepower there. He just got me going down the backstretch. “The restarts killed me. I think Eddie knew I didn’t have much power so he brought them around slow. That allowed teddy to get by me. I figured I would lay back a little bit and let those two wear each other out and get them with 10 to go. As soon as I got going there at the end we blew a radiator hose. Just bad luck once again. Its unfortunate, but at least we were in contention for a win. It’s disappointing. We’ll just have to see how many parts we have left.” Several cars got caught up in an accident triggered by John Blewett III. Eddie Flemke (#79) had to hold off Teddy Christopher (#14) on Wednesday night.

February 10, New Smyrna Speedway - The Horwith Racing Sunoco Race Fuels Major Motion Race Team put it all together tonight for the #9 to make a return visit to victory lane after a year hiatus. Eric took advantage of the opportunity in front of him. When Teddy and Lia came together, Eric went under the accident and went to the lead and had to hold off a hard charging Buck.

NO FLAG-TO-FLAG THIS TIME… BUT PLENTY OF CONTROVERSY by J. Troiano, M. Dillner

Beers Grabs The Win When The Leaders Wreck
It was getting pretty old. In the three previous modified races during Speedweeks, the pole sitter or outside pole sitter has lead and won wire-to-wire, and needless to say, fans and competitors alike were getting a little tired of it.
week so I really wanted to change that,” said Beers, who started fifth. “To be able to win it not from the pole is just awesome! To win it from fifth against this competition is the best feeling in the world. We started fifth tonight and I knew it would be tough to pull off with Teddy, Donny and Charlie (Pasteryak) up front.”

It wasn’t too tough for Beers however, as he found himself the recipient of a gift when Christopher and Lia wreck while Lia was attempting to pass for the lead early in the race. “I saw (Lia) do it at the North vs. South race,” said Christopher. “At the last second he just throws it in there. It wouldn’t have been so bad if he just bounced into me but he just drove it in there and drove his right front into my left front which got us stuck and sent us both up into the wall. We just hooked right in there and I could see his damn right front just jamming into the freaking nerf bar. “He apologized after the race of course, but he wrecked our car. He could have won and maybe we would have finished second. Now the guy ruined us for the points, ruined both of our chances for a freakin’ win, and completely ruined our car. “We went back out there and drove up next to him under caution. Bear (car owner Billy “Bear” Calicchio) was yellin’ on the radio to wreck the guy. I said…I’m not going to wreck the guy, if you want to wreck the guy you get in the car and wreck him. I don’t drive like that.”

Lia was very upset with what happened after he had worked so hard to drive to second-place in just a few laps after starting sixth. Well, good things come to those who wait… and good things, and good luck, came to Eric Beers on Tuesday night. Beers, the points leader thus far during Speedweeks, found himself the recipient of a free pass to the front when leaders Teddy Christopher and Donny Lia wrecked while battling for the lead. Therefore, Beers became the first “non poll sitter” to win during Speedweeks, even though his pass for the lead came as a result of a crash. “It seemed like everybody was winning from the pole this
Donny Lia (left) apologizes to Ted Christopher (right) after the two got together during the race. “I just wrecked Teddy…plain and simple,” said a visibly dejected Lia after the race. “I went into the turn way too hot. I just totally wrecked him. I thought I could get totally underneath him before the corner and it didn’t happen. The hole just wasn’t there. I totally messed up. I hate it for Teddy and Bear and my guys. They don’t deserve all of this work because of an idiot like myself drove it in there where I had no business being in the first place. I guess maybe I will learn someday. “I went up to Teddy after the race and told him I have nothing to say but it was all my fault and I am sorry. I know that really isn’t good enough. I told him he can race me however he wants because I probably deserve it at this point. "I got into (John) Blewett in the North vs. South race (at Concord Motorsport Park last November) and now I trashed Teddy down here. I have some people mad at me and I completely understand why. I’ve lost a little respect from these guys and I have to earn it back and prove to them I can run clean. I usually do run clean but I guess every now and then you make dumb ass mistakes.” BEERS No matter who’s fault it was, if anyone’s, it was one thing… exciting. And that is something the NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds have lacked since Speedweeks started.

The drivers knew it was going to happen. There was just a feeling on the air on Tuesday night. No one wanted to see the pole sitter win yet again. So no matter how bad Lia felt about it and how down on himself he was, he still has the respect of at least one of the drivers. “Donny got a wheel up on him. It was close,” said winner Beers. “Donny sent it in there and, nine times out of 10, he wouldn’t do that. It was just a judgment call. If you think you have the lane you’ve gotta take it when you have the shot. I think it was just a racing accident. They both went up the track so it was easy for me to get by and take the lead.”
TC's #14 Mod is on the hook after getting into it with Donny Lia for the lead.

February 8, New Smyrna Speedway - Eric and Horwith Racing Timed 2nd and started 2nd. Eric had the lead twice and was ready to take his first win when some strange happenings happened and delegated Eric to a 3rd place finish.
CAUTION-FILLED RACE GOES TO LIA by Jeremy Troiano

Drivers Frustrated With Others Being Impatient
For the third-straight night, the NASCAR Tour-type Modified race was run without one single lead change, as Donny Lia, the 2003 Featherlite Modified Series Rookie of the Year, took the 25-lap feature win after starting on the pole. And now, with the lack of passing becoming quite evident, drivers are starting to take advantage of every opportunity they can, frustrating several drivers along the way. banging, which normally results in spinning and wrecked race cars just trying to restart the race, something that happened yet again on Saturday night. And for the second-straight night, John Blewett III was a victim of all the hustle and bustle around the restarts. On one of the many restarts that came on lap five (it took over six try to get the race restarted successful at lap five), Blewett was knocked around and into the outside wall, causing extensive damage to his #00 Brady Bunch car for the second-straight evening.

“Tonight I don’t understand after like the ninth restart why we didn’t go single file,” said Blewett of New Smyrna’s double-file restart rule. “That is beyond me. It is frustrating. We worked all night to fix the car then we come out and knock the wall down again. We will go back and fix it again and be back. Guys aren’t using their heads. I don’t know
There’s not a lot of grip left on the track. Guys who restart on the outside are trying to grind their way to the bottom and that is what is causing all of these accidents. Then, no one gives and takes because it is only 25 laps. “You got a bunch of bulls**t cars with a bunch of a**hole drivers. That is what it boils down to. You’ve got five good cars and 25 sh**ers.” Despite not being involved in all of the action behind him, Lia knows what is going on, as he had to deal with it the previous two evenings. “This place is just so tough to pass,” said Lia. “You really have to massage someone to be able to get by them. These guys need to settle down. These guys think you are gong to “I think that the shape that the track is in now is making it tough to pass,” said Lia, who had to deal with a slight challenge from Eric Beers early in the race before pulling away late. “There is no upper groove. I think by the end of the week, things will get better. There is really nothing up there. Everyone is really close. Everyone has their cars in pretty good shape.”

With the lack of passing so evident, drivers are starting to try and get an advantage and a position here or there anyway they can, normally coming on the double-file restarts. That normally causes a lot of bumping and There was plenty of wrecked racecars on the track Sunday night at Smyrna.
win it on the first lap. You just have to settle in. It’s so tough to pass here, so I think everyone is going so much harder on those double file restarts to get every position they can. I think that makes it tough when they go double file. Everyone just wants to go right off the bat.”

The bumping and banging on the restarts wasn’t the only action on Sunday night. After the race finally got in some sort of green-flag rhythm, a “phantom” yellow flag was briefly displayed by the flagman for a quick spin. The track’s pace truck also turned on its caution lights, however the track lights stayed green. The flagman quickly withdrew his yellow flag and the race stayed under green.

Beers, who was running second, heard the yellow had come out and backed off before being told the green was staying out. Unfortunately, Beers, who was running second at the time, lost two positions and fell back to fourth before eventually moving back up to third by the end of the event.

“I thought we had this one tonight,” said Beers, who has finished second twice and third the one other time this week. “We had a real good car. It is a shame. We may be leading the points now, but that doesn’t matter. There is a long way to go. DONNY LIA qualifying attempt while they were still fixing the car from Saturday night’s accident. “We were going to use the day off to regroup and work on a few things we wanted to, but now we’ve got to work on getting the car fixed yet again.” The Mods are off on Monday night. “They called caution and I slowed up to half speed. I’m watching the green (track) lights and I was thinking they are waiting too long, so I picked up the gas but it was too late. It sucks. I think I had him (Lia) passed twice.” But the disappointment on Blewett’s face summed of the feelings of about everyone at the track with the exception of race winner Lia. “When I got to fifth, I just thought I’d try to stay there and get out of here with a good finish,” said Blewett, who had to start at the back of the field because he didn’t take a For the third-straight night, the pole sitter won the event in the Modified division.

February 7, New Smyrna Speedway - After the crew put in a long day changing the clutch, putting the Oil Cooler back on the outside, change the oil and reset the car Eric took no practice and set third fastest time. He redrew 5th and after 4 restarts on the start the race finaly got going. Eric got into third passing JR. He followed Teddy and Charlie for several laps until Teddy got into the back of Charlie sending him up the track. Eric continued on second on Charlies tail holding off Teddy. Adam pulled the Horwith Frieghtliner #19 Modified in 20th

TWO NIGHTS, ZERO PASSES FOR THE LEAD by Jeremy Troiano

Passing Becoming A Premium At New Smyrna Speedway
After two nights of racing at New Smyrna Speedway, it’s proven to be pretty fortunate to start on the pole position for the night’s feature race.
“Staring position means everything,” said Pasteryak. “It is so hard to pass here because the top six or eight cars are so equal. You just can’t make a move unless you really push the guy in front of you out of the way and we don’t want to race like that even though we do a lot. It’s just really tough to pass, so you have to drive that way.”

Pasteryak had to endure a number of restarts throughout the 25-lap event, thanks to a number of minor spins and a couple of accidents. Each time the Mods would restart, Pasteryak would get the jump and hold off Eric Beers, Teddy Christopher and Donny Lia.

“After about the third restart, you just get used to it,” said Pasteryak of the many restarts during the night. “It doesn’t bother me as much as you would think it would. I’ve been at this a long time.” While a number of the cautions were for minor spins or brushes with the wall, one accident left two key cars injured. The night’s fast qualifier, JR Burtuccio, spun for the second night in a row, and the resulting scramble to miss him resulted in John Blewett III slamming nearly head-first in the Joe Brady-owned Brady Bunch #00. Blewett III finished third in the brand new car on Friday night.

The team frantically worked to get most of the damaged parts off of the car and then loaded it up on a flat bed trailer before taking off to repair the majority of the car for Sunday night’s competition. Burtuicco’s car suffered minor body damage in the incident.
In Friday night’s opener, Teddy Christopher led from start to finish after being the fastest qualifier. On Saturday night, Charlie Pasteryak started on the pole (he qualified second, but started on the pole after the inversion) and again led from start to finish, taking the NASCAR Tour-type Modified win during the second round of the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna. So far, in both the Modified and Super Late Model divisions, there has been a total of one pass for the lead in four races. John Blewett's #00 was trashed after hard contact with the turn two wall. After a few more yellows, Pasteryak was able to hold of second-place finisher Beers and third-place Christopher. Christopher now leads the point standings over Beers. “This is actually probably the best racing these fans are going to see down here this week, especially once we get the second groove worked in in a coupe of nights,” said Pasteryak. We sure hope so… because so far, the fans really haven’t seen much racing at all



February 6, New Smyrna Speedway -
Eric and the team worked hard to get the Horwith Racing Beers Motorsports #9 ready for Florida. Eric timed 2nd and picked to start 2nd. Teddy Christopher started pole and held that position with Eric right on his tail. Several times Eric had an opportunity to push his way through but held his line and ran a good clean race. Great way to start the week.


MODS ODD COUPLE COME OUT SHOOTING by Jeremy Troiano

Christopher, “Bear” Team Up For Easy First Victory
Just like he did one yea ago, Featherlite Modified ace Teddy Christopher made winning the opening night of Smyrna Speedweeks look all too easy. And again, it could spell some serious trouble for the rest of the competitors over the next week.
We haven’t been back together in a while. A lot of people are asking why we did it. I figured that he goes out there and has cost us so many wins and we’ve gone out there and cost him so many wins, we just figured why don’t we just do that together. “We’ve got one goal this week and that is to go out there and win them all.”

And that looks more and more like it could happen with Christopher’s easy win on Friday night. Christopher sat on the pole and made it look easy, getting a mirror-full from second-place running Eric Beers for part of the event. But Christopher couldn’t be rattled and pulled back away from Beers for the easy win.
“You have to take some of them easy,” said Christopher. “I could have started in the back and won. It is nice that you can get that first win out of the way early in the week. Now you look at it as you have a good start to the points. “I’m no points guy thought. If I go to race, I go to win. Eric gave me a few shots there when he was right up on me. That is a guy (Beers) that you want to have a mirror full of. He won’t do anything stupid.”Beers kept his brand new blue #9 in second most of the night, except for when he missed a shift on a restart. Christopher led every lap from the pole in capturing the win driving for car owner Billy “Bear” Calicchio. The pair makes kind of the Modified series odd couple, as the two used to be bitter rivals on the track. “People ask how can you race with bear?” said Christopher. “The only times we’ve have bad times is when we raced against each other. He was very competitive. But he’s got good equipment and I’m a good driver, so I figure why not race with him?” “Me and Teddy have had some good times and some bad times,” said “Bear.” “We’ve even had a couple of fallouts. Eric Beers was the only guy that could come close to giving Teddy a shot on Friday. “It’s a brand new car,” said Beers. “It was pretty good for the first time out. There are a few more things to straighten out. We were a little faster then Teddy, but I wasn’t going to take any chances and wreck. We’ve got a lot of days to hang out together.” There wasn’t a lot of movement inside the top-five from where they started. John Blewett III moved up from his fourth starting spot to finish third, well behind Christopher and Beers. “This is what I was looking for tonight,” said Blewett. “We wanted to come in here and just finish the first three nights. When you can come in and work on getting the car to handle right rather than putting it all back together, things are going well. The night belonged to Teddy Christopher (#14) who had a slight challenge from Beers (#9).

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