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November 24-25 Mason Dixon Meltdown
, South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA- Start 9 Finish 3

After many weeks of debate of which race to go to, Eric has decided after many meetings with the crew and family that the #9 will head south on Turkey Day after the Northampton Football game and a little Turkey. It was a difficult decision because Eric has not missed a Turkey Derby in many, many years, either he was driving in it or he has been attending since the Turkey Derby started some 30 years ago. However, South Boston is a track that Eric has never raced and he is always up for the challenge of something new. Another deciding factor was the crew that has come together to help work on the #9. Stayed tuned for the inside scoop and Eric's thoughts after the race.

RACE STORY:
Eric really liked the track and the crew put a really fast car under him as shown by Eric being fastest in the 2nd and third practice sessions, but as all know you don't win the race in practice. Eric then picked the second starting spot in time trails and they were held late Friday night after a bunch of division went out and raced and debris was dragged across the track because the only way in and out of the infield is across the track in the field. No excuses - just the way it is. Eric ended up qualifying out of the top 8 and had to run his heat which he won. This made for a 9th starting spot. Now one thing you need to know about South Boston it is a 2 to 3 groove racetrack but it narrows up and if something happens there is not a whole lot of room to get out of the way. During the first 90 laps Eric was just running his race realizing that this is a 250 lap race and there was going to be the half way break. Eric was running as high as 5th by lap 75 and then on lap 90 the 47 and 07 got together in front of Eric who stopped but then was tagged from behind and pushed into the mess. They did not know it at the time and did not realize until the car was dragging as they were putting the car in the hauler after the race that the bolt on horn was bent over which was making the sway bar bind up. That was the reason that Eric was so tight the remainder of the race and everything the crew threw at would not free it up. Back to the race – After the accident Eric the officials threw the mid way break flag 10 laps earlier than the 125th lap. This gave the crew ten minutes and they could have used another 10 to make some adjustments and straighten out on things on the car. But not one to sit back and wait for thing to happen Eric got on the gas and off he went and ran third for many laps and by lap 180 was running second until laps later Civiiali who took tires after the half way break came past. On lap 217 the right rear went soft and caused Eric to spin by himself. Eric came and took on right sides and off he went. As the announcer said – watch out he comes the #9 like a freight train. What he should have said is "Look out here comes the Freightliner" (in reference to long time sponsor Horwith Freightliner. Remember folks – Eric was still battling a tight condition. As Eric explained he was giving it everything he had at this point and was on Matt’s bumper and was trying to set him up going into turn four – trying to get a run to get under him but ad he did it and was sending the car in so hard he had it just about sideways and just did not have the mustard to get by. The big motor that Eric normally uses at the bigger tracks that gave Eric a third place finish at the North South Shootout on seven cylinders was still at RPM Engines getting fixed, so old faithful was under the hood and she held up but did not match the steam under the 60 hood, but the Sunoco Race Fuels gave us the extra power that we might have been lacking otherwise. All in all a great weekend for the Sunoco Race Fuels , Horwith Freightliner NASCAR Modified team to go to a new place and finish second. Special thanks to the crew who worked long hours over the weekend: Fish, Kevin, Glenn, Greg, Booby, and Earl. A lot learned and the 9 will be ready for next time


1. (4) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA
2. (9) Eric Beers, Northampton, PA
3. (6) James Civali, Meriden, CT
4. (1) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, NC
5. (14) Rusty Smith, Oxford, NY
6. (21) Junior Miller, Pine Hall, NC
7. (23) Alex Hoag, Bath, NY
8. (17) Kory Rabenold, Slatington, PA
9. (7) Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, NY
10. (25) Darrell Krentz, Huntersville, NC
11. (15) Tyler Haydt, Kunkletown, PA
12. (19) Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA
13. (10) Todd Owen, Somers, CT
14. (13) J. Wes Swartout, Stroudsburg, PA
15. (22) Dean Gulick, Whitehouse Station, PA
16. (2) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH
17. (3) Jim Storace, Kingston, NH
18. (5) Bobby Grigas, III, Marshfield, MA
19. (20) Earl Paules, Kunkletown, PA
20. (11 Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT
21. (14) Tom Rodgers, Jr., Patchogue, NY
22. (8) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, NC
23. (18) George Brunnhoelzl, III, Mooresville, NC
24. (16) Ben Rowe, Turner, ME
25. (24) Harold Goden, Winston-Salem, NC
Caution Flags: 8
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers
Lap Leaders: Burt Myers 1-103, Matt Hirschman 104-250
Fast Time: Chuck Hossfeld, 14.512
Heat Winners: Eric Beers, Todd Owen





November 3-4 - North South Shootout
SK Modified 12th -NASCAR MOD - 3rd - AUSTIN BEERS WINS

As the headline on the home page reads: "BEERS WINS" that is Austin Beers who won his first open competition race at the North South Shootout in the Peddle Cars on Saturday, November 4th. His Crew Chief Kevin Crowley fitted him perfectly for the car where his little feet could hit them in stride. Austin also picked a good starting position by picking the outside row. All in all a great run for the #3 Peddle car Crew and Team.

The Modifieds weekend was another story. The team worked hard on getting the cars ready. The PA posse worked hard to get the car changed over from the Mahoning Race of Champions Qualifier win and when the MA posse of Kevin and Brian Crowley came down on Tuesday night they spent countless hours getting both the NASCAR Modified Car and the Zacharias owned SK car ready to race. When they got down to NC for the SHootout and took practice the cars were not right. The team went back to the drawing board and had to set the cars up again to adjust for the cold conditions. Eric had a guaranteed spot in the 100 lap Modified race and timed out of the top five and had to run a heat. Eric was under the 2 car of Brunhoezl 1111 and he spun and took the 9 car of Eric with him. Eric then had to run a consi but finished out the qualifying position and was relegated to start 31st. Eric stayed out of trouble and when he pitted he came in 8th and went out 2nd. GREAT JOB. At this point Eric reported that the engine was flat and they deduced that Eric was running on 7 cylinders. Even with this problem Eric was one of the fastest cars on the track because the car was handling as good as a modified can handle. Cars would pull him on the straight aways but he would get them in the turns. No doubt if Eric did not have the engine issue the #9 car would have been in victory lane. In the SK race it started with the car being stuck in reverse. The crew came out and banged it into gear and the race started. Eric got spun early on and no one saw him and the track had limited amount of tow trucks so Eric did a days of thunder and brought the #9 SK Modified down the back stretch through the pits and into his pit stall in reverse. The crew fixed the problem as best they could and sent him out on his way. Eric stayed out of trouble and brought the Zacharias car home in 12th.
Special Thanks's to all who worked so hard to make this weekend possible: Brian and Kevin Crowley for all your hard work at the garage and the track. Fish, Heavy, Glenn, Howie, Frosty, Greg, JR, Earl. Peter and everyone else - you know that the car would be on the track if it was not for all your time and hard work.

Story from Speed51.com
Eric Beers finished third in the Hoosier 100 right on the heels of runner-up Ted Christopher. It was a tight battle to the finish made even more amazing by the fact that Beers was only running on seven cylinders. But things weren’t over yet. Beers would do more than just maintain fifth-place after losing power, he would actually move up to a podium finish. That shocked even the driver.
“On seven cylinders. Unbelievable. We pulled the valve cover off in tech just to see what was wrong. The valve spring was broke, the rocker had a big crack in it and the pushrod was lying next to it. So we had a seven-cylinder, third-place racecar.”Handling was the key to that fact.“The crew did an awesome job,” said Beers. “This car was really stuck to the race track. I could put the car anywhere on the race track that I wanted to. It is just a shame that we did not get a chance to show what we really had.” Although Beers was thrilled with finishing third, he also regretted the fact that he wasn’t able to dice it up for the victory with his Northampton, Pennsylvania neighbor – Matt Hirschman. “With eight cylinders, it definitely would have been a Mud Lane one-two and little Matt might have been chasing me,” said Beers. “Next year, we’ll come down and make sure that we have eight cylinders for the whole race.”

BUT DOES BEERS HAVE MORE FATHERLY BRAGGING RIGHTS?

Tony Hirschman was a proud father after the races at Concord, but his neighbor Eric Beers might have been beaming even more. Beers’ three-year-old son Austin won the annual pedal car race at Concord before the big-car features began. “Mine’s a little younger than Tony’s, so I have more to brag about,” joked Beers. “Austin was awesome. He’s three years old and was racing against five and six year old kids. There were some big kids there. I got a little worried, but the kid was focused all day. “It was his first race ever and he smoked the field. He beat them by a half straightaway. I told him that all he had to do was to pedal to his Mom. He told me that he would do that and that he wasn’t lifting. He went to the front. He drove his butt off and there was no catching him.” Austin’s skill as a racecar driver shouldn’t come as a surprise. He’s been studying the sport pretty hard for a toddler. “He loves racing. He’ll go to Stafford or Thompson for a big race like the Fall Final or World Series and sit in the stands all day long from the beginning until the end of the races. He won’t move. He loves racing that much.” For the first three years of the pedal car race, the Crowley girls of Massachusetts have won the event. This year, they outgrew the event, but their father Kevin Crowley was at the track crew chiefing both the full-sized cars driven by Eric Beers and the pedal car of Austin Beers. “I have to thank Kevin,” said Eric Beers. “He went off there and moved the pedals up for him because he’s such a little guy. It worked out well.”

Modified Finish
1 #60 Matt Hirschman - Northampton, PA
2 #00 Ted Christopher - Plainville, CT
3 # 9 Eric Beers - Northampton, PA
4 # 8 Earl Paules - Kunkletown, PA
5 #66 John Blewett, III - Howell, NJ
6 #17 Brian King - Gibsonville, NC
7 #79 Chuck Hossfeld - Ransomville, NY
8 #63 Nevin George - Kunkletown, PA
9 #81 Brian Pack - Walkertown, NC
10 #44 Rick Kluth - Brockport, NY
11 # 4 Jason Myers - Walnut Cove, NC
12 #43 Kirk Alexander - West Swanzey, NH
13 #12 Jimmy Blewett - Howell, NJ
14 #40 Ryan Preece - Kensington, CT
15 #11 Anthony Sesely - Matawan, NJ
16 #41 Tony Hanbury - Owego, NY
17 #23 Brian Loftin - Lexington, NC
18 #06 Billy Pauch, Jr. - Frenchtown, NJ
19 # 0 Les Hinckley - Windsor Locks, CT
20 # 3 Daren Scherer - Binghamton, NY
21 #75 Carl Pasteryak - Lisbon, CT
22 #90 Pete Brittain - Oakhurst, NJ
23 #69 Junior Miller - Pine Hall, NC
24 #91 Frank Ruocco - Cheshire, CT
25 #70 Andy Seuss - Hampstead, NH
26 #31 Gene Pack - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
27 # 2 George Brunnhoelzl, III - Mooresville, NC
28 #09 Bobby Grigas, III - Marshfield, MA
29 #18 Donny Lia - Jericho, NY
30 # 1 Burt Myers - Walnut Cove, NC
31 #50 Todd Szegedy - Ridgefield, CT
32 #28 James Civali - Meriden, CT
33 #45 Brandon Hire - Lexington, NC
34 #99 Jamie Tomaino - Howell, NJ
35 #19 Ronnie Silk - Norwalk, CT
36 #36 Bobby Santos, III - Millis, MA


SK-TYPE MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH

Pos Driver Hometown
1 #03 Tom Rogers, Jr. Patchogue, NY
2 #81 Bobby Santos III Franklin, MA
3 #52 Woody Pitkat Stafford, CT
4 #18 Earl Paulus Kunkletown, PA
5 #31 Tommy Cravenho Raynham, MA
6 #02 Justin Gumley Colts Neck, NJ
7 #154 Shawn Monahan Waterford, CT
8 #91 Frank Ruocco Cheshire, CT
9 #85 Richard Gould N. Brunswick, NJ
10 #51 Rob Janovic Waterford, CT
11 #55 Steven Reed Freehold, NJ
12 #9 Eric Beers Northampton, PA
13 #84 Bo Gunning Bethlehem, CT
14 #36 Ricky Shawn Brandford, CT
15 #78 Keith Rocco Wallingford, CT
16 #28 Mike Holdridge Madison, CT
17 #54 Shaun Carrig Little Falls, NJ
18 #88 Rich Petrucco Cortland, NY
19 #38 Mike Nickels Nichols, NY
20 #17TJ Russell Savoy Terryville, NY
21 #58 Ronnie Silk Norwalk,CT
22 #3 Daren Scherer Binghamton, NY
23 #16 Rowan Pennink Huntingdon Valley, PA
24 #72 Erick Rudolph Ransomville, NY
25 #74 Sherri Hogan Belwood, ONT
26 #27 Dick Kluth Hilton, NY
27 #8 Tommy Farrell Neptune, NJ
28 #44 Rick Kluth Brockport, NY
29 #47 Tom Fox Plainfield, CT
30 #12 Jimmy Blewett Howell, NJ
31 #75 Michael Bohn Freehold, NJ
32 #66 Pete Brittain Oakhurt, NJ
33 #87 Diego Monahan Waterford, CT
34 #38 Ryan Stone -DNS Wallingford, CT


October 28 - Stafford Speedway - NASCAR Tour - Start 27th - Finish 11th
This was the rained out race from the begining of the month where Eric went out early and was the last car to to get into the race on time
. The race started and many cars in front of Eric started beating and banging and cradhing in front of him. Eric ran his own race and let everything come to him. The team pitted about half way and came out and got up as high as 7th until the cars that pitted after him worked their way up. Eric brough home an 11th place finish in front of the right guys to finish this long season 10th in points. Way to go.

(1) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, 64.516 mph, $7,250
2. (19) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,800
3. (28) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,600
4. (2) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $3,600
5. (12) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
6. (9) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
7. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $2,400
8. (26) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,100
9. (3) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,150
10. (18) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 150, $1,900
11. (27) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
12. (21) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 150, $1,775
13. (13) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,750
14. (20) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $1,025
15. (22) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,000
16. (29) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $1,675
17. (31) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,350
18. (6) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 148, $1,625
19. (23) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 148, $1,300
20. (17) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn., Chevrolet, 143, Flat Tire, $87
21. (14) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 142, $1,550
22. (11) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 139, $1,625
23. (32) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 85, Ignition, $800
24. (30) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 63, Rear End, $1,500
25. (5) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 50, Accident, $1,600
26. (7) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 30, Handling, $1,500
27. (8) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 29, Accident, $1,200
28. (25) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 21, Accident, $1,500
29. (15) Eric Berndt, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 8, Engine, $800
30. (10) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 7, Accident, $1,500
31. (16) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Chevrolet, 7, Accident, $800
32. (24) Jon McKennedy, Chelsford Mass., Chevrolet, 0, Did Not Start, $0
Failed to Qualify: (6) Glen Tyler * (#8), Billy Pauch, Jr. (#06), (#5), Dave Etheridge (#54), Thomas Rogers (#51), Jake Marosz (#9).Time of Race: 1 hrs. 9 mins, 45 secs Average Speed: 64.516 mph Margin of Victory:.22 SecondsBUD POLE AWARD: Todd Szegedy, 2 Wisk/Snuggle FordFEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Ken Barry, 21 Superior Oil/Lombardi Inside Out ChevroletPOWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Zach Sylvester, 15 TAS Country Homes ChevroletSUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ronnie Silk *, 19 Major Motion /Silk Plumbing & Heating ChevroletCaution Flags: Laps 4-6; 8-17; 23-26; 31-34; 51-56; 59-63; 76-80; 128-132. 8 for 42 laps.Lap Leaders: Todd Szegedy 1-150.Total Laps Led: Todd Szegedy 150. 0 changes involving 1 drivers.
Unofficial Top 20 Driver Points: Mike Stefanik 2457, Eddie Flemke 2248, Ted Christopher 2247, Tony Hirschman 2170, Todd Szegedy 2165, Jerry Marquis 2096, James Civali * 2087, Donny Lia 2029, Zach Sylvester 1997, Eric Beers 1888, Matt Hirschman * 1873, Chuck Hossfeld 1852, Dick Houlihan 1833, Doug Coby 1792, Jimmy Blewett 1754, Jamie Tomaino 1693, Ken Barry 1642, Ron Yuhas 1614, Ronnie Silk * 1599, Anthony Sesely * 1623


October 21 - Mahoning Speedway - RoC Tour 100 Lap
- Qualify 6th - redraw- 2nd - WIN
Below is the race report by JR kennerup which really does a great job summing up the race at Mahoning. However a interesting fact not know until a week later was that Eric had a premotion during the week while thinking about what he had to go over on the car before the North South Shootout that they should check the drive line and all the parts from the drive shaft to the the block. So while Fish was getting really greasy and taking the transmission apart and checking the transmission, clutch and entire driveline, the flywheel dropped out in pieces on top of him as he took it apart. Pap looked at it and said Eric maybe had two more laps left in in before Eric would have blown pieces all over the track, ie flywheel, throw out bearing, transmission, etc. SOmetime you need to be lucky. Great job crew, Heavy, Fish, Kevin, Howie, Peter, Earl, Glen, Frosty (even thow you were not there)Pudgie and Pap.

Running on an unusually sticky asphalt surface Saturday afternoon Eric Beers was glad that he redrew the outside pole starting spot. When the green flag dropped to start the 100 lap Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour feature Beers used outside groove and out dragged pole sitter and fast timer Tom Shupp to get the lead. Once in front Beers led all 100 laps for the $3,500 win at the track where he started his asphalt Modified racing career many years ago.
Teenager and 2006 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Rookie of the Year Kory Rabenold continued his long distance race success at Mahoning Valley with a second place finish. First time track visitor Billy Putney made the five hour tow to the track worthwhile with an impressive third place finish. Meanwhile veteran Hillcrest, NY driver Lee Sherwood looked to be more comfortable at MVS by finishing a solid fourth place with Zane Zeiner coming on strong at the end to finish fifth. The overall Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour point championship came down to the final laps. Both Earl Paules and Pete Brittain had trying days while only being separated by three points going into the feature. In the end the tenth place finish of Paules was good enough to earn him the championship by just seven points over Brittain. For Paules, it was his first ever Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour overall title. “The good draw definitely helped“ said race winner Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa. “Also making the top 12 in time trials to get into the redraw helped and then the good draw makes it easier as you don’t have to pass all of the fast cars.“ Beers a many time feature winner at Mahoning Valley throughout his stellar driving career had a little handling trouble with his car after each of the restarts throughout the race. “We were tight for two, three laps and once we got heat into the right front tire we could drive away pretty much from whoever was behind us. If you’re leading by a half a car length or ten car lengths, you’re still leading and I wasn’t going to burn the car up to put on a show. Eric used a veteran restart tactic on each of the restarts throughout the feature. “They ( the officials) tell you that you can start anywhere within that line. So if you change it up by going at the line one time, before the line the next time. The one time I did go early before the line and that was because the car outside of me had a half a car length on me and I wasn’t going to lose the lead over something dumb like that. That’s the race directors job to police that and it’s my job to keep the lead.
Eric spoke about his race battle with Kory Rabenold. “I was a little worried seeing him come up through there, he’s pretty fast here and he gets to race here more than I do. So he is definitely a little better than we are here and I wanted to hold my line and keep it on the bottom, not give him anything cheap, and make him work a little on the top. He hung there for a while and then we pulled away and we showed we had a pretty good racecar there at the end.
Eric spoke about the track while looking at his worn out left rear tire in the pit area following the race. “The track really didn’t grease up like it does at night here as it was very, very tacky today. There was a lot of grip on the top, on the bottom, even when you went to pass lap cars you just stuck up top when you were going around them. This late in the season you don’t expect the track to be like that. Usually you burn the right front or right rear here, tonight I melted a left rear. There was so much grip and when you are picking up the throttle you’re just killing your left rear tire.Another key to the win of Beers was two crew chiefs that help Eric out through the season and he credited them with their help in the win today. Beers remarked, “I have to give a shout out to the entire team, Kevin Crowley who helps me out down at New Smyrna in February and in selected shows on the RoC Tour when he can make it. My crew chief Peter Caron on the three car I drive for BRE Racing came down today. We put our heads together and here we are.” This was a big win for Beers, his first on the RoC Tour in 2006. “We have a lot of seconds and thirds this year as we couldn’t crack that victory lane. One more caution here, one more caution there, needed another lap and so on. It feels good to get one here as I started running Modifieds here a couple of years back. “Eric spoke about the race. “ It’s good coming out of here without a scratch on the car. Everyone ran a pretty decent race, there were no big pileups, nobody driving out of control, overall it was a pretty decent show. “It was real good tonight as we started 13th and worked our way up front “ said second place finisher Kory Rabenold. “ After working our way up front quickly what hurt us the most was Eric Beers. He’s a veteran on the RoC Tour, he’s knows how to get around here too, and he was pulling me good on the restarts as I couldn’t get that extra momentum to pass him and I tried so hard that I wore out the tires before the end of the race. Rabenold in his first full year of asphalt Modified racing on the road has quite a success rate in the last five long distance features at Mahoning Valley over the past two years. Kory has two wins, a second, a third, and a fifth, which is not that bad for a driver who is just 16 years old. “The main key in these long distance races here is to save the tires,” said the Slatington, Pennsylvania driver when talking about his long distance race success. “A lot of the guys just go out there and want to get to the front the quickest way they can and honestly that is not the way to do it. Because here at the end of the race, it is who has the tires left will win the race. I don’t know what it is but in every long distance race here I’m up front at the end and that is what counts. Kory entered the top five on lap 21 then moved into fourth on lap 26 and into third just three laps after that. Kory got shuffled back to fourth on lap 47 and moved into second after the third place car of Lou Strohl spun out the second place car of Rusty Smith on lap 51. Rabenold lost second to Kevin Graver, Jr. on the restart but repassed Graver for second on lap 53 where he stayed for the remainder of the race. After getting into second Kory had six restarts to try and pass leader Eric Beers but couldn’t.One problem that did hamper Rabenold was excessive left side tire wear, which is very unusual for Mahoning Valley. “The track was really different today and I think that was due to being cold. But at the same time I got so much heat in my left rear tire that it burned it right off.”
Kory summed up his day by saying, “I’ll take a second over not finishing a race any day.”
If you looked at driver smiles after the race and didn’t know who won, you had to figure that Billy Putney was the winner. The driver who hauled five hours from his Buffalo, NY suburb home to Mahoning Valley made the most of his first ever race at the track with a third place finish.
“We’re ecstatic with the end result,” said Billy who started 22nd. “ The car was good in practice and we didn’t time as well as we would have liked. In the heat we missed the setup a little bit but the more we kept tuning on it the more the car kept coming to us and it got just a little too tight at the end and I couldn’t hang with the top front runners.”
Putney raced cleanly at the start and pitted twice for tire changes on lap 46. Using the outside groove with success Putney rocketed into fifth on lap 59 and with 30 laps to go moved into fourth. Once again using the high line Putney impressive moved into third on lap 75 and was on the leaders back bumper when the car tightened up with 15 laps to go.
“To come out of here with the car in one piece, with a top three, I never expected it, and we’re tickled to death. We’ve had a tough combination series as we wrecked in the other two races on tracks where I would have thought they were our good tracks. Not knowing what to expect coming here and to get a third. I woke up this morning and didn’t even want to come down here, but we did because we had to. It’s a racy little track, it’s fun to drive here and I’m glad we came now.”
Qualifying for the stout 40 car Modified field saw Tom Shupp set a new one lap track record in Modified time trials with a 9. 734 lap breaking the old one lap track record set by Rick Kirkendall of 9. 747. Heat races were captured by Rabenold, Tommy Flanagan III, Bill Teel, and John Markovic, while the B Mains were won by Scott Lesher and Rick Kluth.MAHONING NOTES… RoC along with the racing teams would like to thank Doug and Gena Hoffman and the track staff for running off the show in a very timely manner on a very brisk late October afternoon..The top 25 in time trials all set a blistering pace and were under the 10 second lap mark…Don “Chowder“ Bauder drove the backup John Markovic machine on this day… Amanda Sesley had the engine let go in her primary Troxell Modified ride and she then drove the backup for the remainder of the show. Terry Zacharias was slated to drive the Mr. Jim 71 car from the Zacharias Racing stables but elected not to as that car was used as a backup for Pete Brittain… Tony Hanbury was driving the Daryl Lewis, Jr. car on this day. Bill Teel came out of retirement to drive the second Lesher Racing entry on this day and looked liked he never lost a step with an impressive heat race win…Eric Kocher made a return to the RoC Tour but failed to transfer to the feature. Tom Shupp in his first race of the year drove the car that has seen Dave Wallace behind the wheel this year…Kevin Brown once again drove they second Wallace Racing entry. Bobby Holmes made his first Mahoning Valley start aboard the car that Mark Tychoniewicz usually drives…Holmes advanced up to fourth place before a jingle sent him to the pits with a bent front end…Sean Patterson was the first car at the track in the morning and the first car to leave after hot laps in the afternoon as he broke a flywheel on the motor…Rusty Smith saw his continued back streak continue as he ran as high as second before getting spun out but did manage to rally back to sixth at the end. Once again in a time trial RoC show the top four times ( Shupp, Zeiner, Bennett, and Correll ) all received the five bonus points...Matt Hirschman who was only 13 points out of defending his RoC championship of a year ago saw his hopes deflate after the driveline broke following a lap 14 spin in the featureThe final act of the 2006 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour will take place with the January 6, 2007 Banquet and Rule Meetings at the Binghamton Regency.

TOP TEN FINAL RACE OF CHAMPIONS OVERALL POINT STANDINGS: Earl Paules (679), Pete Brittain (669), Lee Sherwood (651), Matt Hirschman (645), Eric Beers (632), Billy Putney (606), Jan Leaty (598), Kory Rabenold (570), Bobby Holmes (565), John Markovic (549).

RACE REPORT - COMBINATION RACE # 3 - MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY
FINISH; Eric Beers, Kory Rabenold, Billy Putney, Lee Sherwood, Zane Zeiner, Rusty Smith, Kevin Graver, Jr., Scott Lesher, Glenn Correll, Earl Paules, Daren Scherer, John Markovic, Pete Brittain, Tommy Flanagan, III, Don Wagner, Don Dreher, Tom Shupp, Bobby Jones, Bobby Holmes, John Bennett, Lou Strohl, CJ Jones, Matt Wentz, Rick Kluth, Kevin Brown, Mike Quinn, Matt Hirschman, Bill Teel.
DNQ’S: Phil Slater, Brian DeFebo, Amanda Sesley ( 48 car ), Amanda Sesley ( 40 car ), Chowder Bauder, Rod Synder, Jr., Tony Hanbury, Eric Kocher, Terry Zacharias, Jarred Nace, James Pritchard, Jr., Sean Patterson.



October 15 - Thompson Speedway - NASCAR Tour - TIme 23 Finish 26
Eric qualified just about where he thought he would as the team was fighting getting the stagger in the right rear.
They worked and worked to make the right rear grow but it would not. So Eric qualified 23rd and that's where he would start on Sunday. The race got going and within the first 25 laps Eric worked his way up to 8th and was just holding on to his spot because they knew they would pit sometime after lap 75 (halfway). Well on about Lap 45 in between turn 3 and four the 09 on B gringo tried to get under the 3 and there was contact putting the 3 backwards in the wall and ending the day that way ironically going the opposite of how they qualified. That same 09 took a really neat ride up in the air later on in the race when he and Eric's neighbor Tony Hirschman got together on the back stretch and the 09 literally went up over TOny's left side tires up in the air and then land on all fours in the grass. One more tour race and we will see what happens.

1
. (10) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 160, 70.630 mph, $6,400
2. (1) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 160, $4,200
3. (2) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 160, $3,200
4. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 160, $2,900
5. (12) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 160, $2,600
6. (4) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 160, $3,550
7. (7) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 160, $2,200
8. (27) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 160, $1,900
9. (14) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 160, $2,000
10. (32) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 160, $2,100
11. (31) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 160, $1,880
12. (18) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 160, $1,860
13. (15) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 160, $1,140
14. (25) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 159, Accident, $1,820
15. (9) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 159, Accident, $1,100
16. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 158, Accident, $1,850
17. (5) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 158, $1,675
18. (21) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 151, Ignition, $1,750
19. (3) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 147, Accident, $1,700
20. (13) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 147, Accident, $900
21. (22) Billy Pauch, Jr., Frenchtown N.J., Dodge, 141, Accident, $1,200
22. (29) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 129, $1,600
23. (28) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 115, Accident, $1,600
24. (17) Bobby Grigas, Marshfield Mass., Chevrolet, 101, Radiator, $900
25. (11) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 100, Radiator, $900
26. (23) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 63, Accident, $1,700
27. (26) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 55, Accident, $900
28. (20) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 48, Accident, $900
29. (30) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 48, Accident, $1,600
30. (24) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 48, Accident, $1,700
31. (19) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 48, Accident, $1,600
32. (16) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 34, Accident, $1,600




October 7 - Waterford Speedbowl - NASCAR Tour
- Qualify 16 - Finish 24
This is a short story - Eric qualified 16th - about where he figured because the car was not as good as they really wanted but expected it to come in during the race as temperatures cooled. After a two hour delay because the lights on the back stretch did not work. On lap one the 0 of Danny Sammons did not seem to be going as fast as the car up in the lead pack and at one point was pushed sideways in turn one. As this happened the field checked up and the 19 went up into the turn one wall - you could see Eric on the brakes and the wheels turned left and the spotter telling him to go low but he was hit behind and pushed into the 19. Lap 2 end of story until he came back out later after the crew made repairs to complete 92 total laps.

1. (7) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, 50.562 mph, $6,800
2. (1) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,600
3. (25) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,100
4. (2) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $2,500
5. (13) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,300
6. (21) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
7. (6) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,600
8. (22) Eric Berndt, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,300
9. (27) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
10. (28) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 150, $1,500
11. (10) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,700
12. (26) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $1,670
13. (14) Dennis Charette, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $960
14. (9) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,750
15. (29) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 145, $940
16. (19) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 141, $1,630
17. (17) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 130, Overheating, $1,310
18. (12) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 125, Overheating, $2,280
19. (18) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 124, Overheating, $1,570
20. (15) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 112, Overheating, $1,560
21. (24) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 111, Overheating, $850
22. (8) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 106, Axle, $1,240
23. (5) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 102, $1,980
24. (16) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 94, $1,610
25. (3) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 92, Accident, $1,200
26. (4) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 64, Accident, $1,500
27. (11) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 64, Accident, $1,600
28. (23) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 47, Rear End, $1,500
29. (30) Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 23, Accident, $800
30. (20) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 4, Engine, $1,500

Failed to Qualify: (2) Billy Pauch, Jr. (#06), Mike Andrews, Jr * (#86).
Time of Race:1 hrs., 6 mins, 45 secs Average Speed: 50.562 mph Margin of Victory:1.78 Seconds
BUD POLE AWARD: Jerry Marquis, 4 Reynolds Auto Wrecking Dodge
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Ron Yuhas *, 6 A. P. Marquadt, Inc. Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Ted Christopher, 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Ron Yuhas *, 6 A. P. Marquadt, Inc. Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 2-12; 23-29; 31-36; 46-56; 65-70; 94-100; 132-136. 7 for 53 laps.
Lap Leaders: Eddie Flemke 1-127, Donny Lia 128-150.
Total Laps Led: Eddie Flemke 127, Donny Lia 23. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.




October 6 - Lancaster Speedway - ROC - US OPEN
- Heat 3- Redraw- 8 Finish 6th
The team was happy with the car and Eric finished where he needed to finish - in a redraw position in his heat. Eric redrew 8th and after a handful of laps was up to 2nd and chasing Leaty for the lead. After lap 60 and the cars that had already pitted made their way past the 9 and the 6 a caution flew and the team decided to pit. The crew did a great job getting Eric out first in front of the cars that pitted on the same lap. From this point on the race was frustrating and interesting. First Eric had to get by a pushing Cory Readanold, who Eric had to brake several times as Eric was passing on the outside and it seemed Cory got the car out of the groove and pushed high almost sending Eric to the wall. Once past Kory, Eric went to work on the 77 - For many a lap Eric tried to pass high pass and low and at one point Eric was on the outside and had to brake really really really hard not to hit the wall because Sege seemed to get real loose and push up. At one point Eric was running a half a straight away ahead of the 60 and 6 and after catching traffic and having to check up a few times because both the car in front of Eric went high and Eric had to check up - Hirshman and leaty got in front of Eric. Great job by Eric to finish 6th as again the crew had a really fast car under him.

U.S. Open 100 Finish - CHUCK HOSSFELD, Tom McGrath, Matt Hirschman, Jan Leaty, Bobby Holmes, Eric Beers, Mike Leaty, Danny Knoll Jr., Pete Brittain, Lee Sherwood, Sege Fidanza, Rick Kluth, Matt Alix, Earl Paules, Phil Slater, Todd Smith, Buck Catalano, Tommy Cloce, Rick Zacharias, Chuck Frisbee, Mark Tychoniewicz, TJ Potrzebowski, Dave Wollaber, Kory Rabenold, Billy Putney, Daren Scherer, John Markovic, Bill Hebing, Bob Reis, Brett Scherrer, Tony Hanbury


RAINY RECAP:
Its been a wet couple of past weeks - Waterford Canceled the Sept 24th race on Saturday the 23rd so the #9 team changed over the car to be ready to go to Lancaster for the US Open set to be run on the 24th. They got as far as Syracuse that morning and then they pulled the plug on that race. That brings us to the Sept 30 and Oct 1 weekend. Eric drew #1 to go out for time at Stafford and the track was a mess and Eric was the last car to make it in on time timing 27th. He was getting ready to leave Stafford and drive to Mahoning when rain came to Pennsylvania and Mahoning pulled the plug. Eric stayed in Stafford and they cancelled the October 1st race at 8:00 AM the next morning. So two weeks and Eric has only gotten in Qualifying at Stafford.

This weekend October 7 and 8th will have Eric and the #9 team heading to Lancaster for the rescheduled US OPEN and RoC Tour race on Saturday the 7th- Leave there after the race and head to Waterford for the race Sunday afternoon. The race is not until after 5:00 PM Sunday but you have to be there by 9:00 AM for the pit party, then practice, time trials then race.

It will be a long weeknd but that what Eric does. If there is a Modified Race hes there and wants to win.


September 16 - Oswego Speedway - The Race of Champions
- Time 2 - Start 3 - Finish 17
The weekend went according to plan for a change. New Hampshire got their race in on Friday and Eric finished 9th and the car in one piece. Eric and the Crew arrived at Oswego at 2:00 AM and were up at 8:30 to get the car in the pits and get ready for 11:00 am practice. Eric was good in practice and then followed that up by timing 2nd to Matty and then drawing a good position at 3rd. The race started and Eric waited about 40 laps before he worked his way around second place driver, THE DUKE and then put his sites on Zane Zeiner. ABout lap 55 Eric started to work the outside of Zane and by Lap 60 was around him and in the front. You must remember for the RoC they pay Lap money meaning each lap is worth $50 - $1000. Eric led from about lap 60 until he pitted on lap 144 ish. For that effort the team collected over $10,000 - Marilyn Toal - We thank You. The team had a good stop and Eric was back on the track and started picking his way through the field. With about 25 to go Eric was in the top five and setting his sites on the front. He worked up to third and on the white flag lap a caution came out. The Race of Champions always finishes under Green - So after about the 6 restart on lap 213 the right front which Eric had been reporting had felt soft finally went out in turn one. Eric did an awesome job to race around the track to bring the Sunoco Race Fuels Horwith Freightliner into a 17th place finish. Eric was the fastest car on the track and on 130 lap tires was still a half a track ahead of the field. But you have to pit for the RoC and the cautions did not fall exactly according to plan at the end. He will be back next year to get try to get the RoC Back.

1 T.J. Potrzeboswki
2 Matt Hirschman
3 Jan Leaty
4 Bill Hebing
5 Ryan Preece
6 Zane Zeiner
7 Tony Hanbury
8 Joe Gosck
9 Phil Slater
10 Pete Brittian
11 Tommy Kinsella
12 Lee Sherwood
13 J/R. Swansboro
14 Chuck Hossfeld
15 Daren Scherer
16 Kory Robenold
17 Eric Beers
18 Todd Smith
19 Billy Putney
20 Chuck Frisbee
21 Mike Leaty
22 Bobby Holmes
23 John Markovic
24 Buck Catalano
25 Dave Wollaber
26 Rusty Smith
27 Earl Paulus
28 Tom McGrath
29 Eddie Hawkins
30 Rick Kluth
31 George Kent
32 Tommy Close
33 Patsy Catalano
34 Bill Chandler
35 Sege Fidanza
36 Dean Gulick
37 Rick Zacharias
38 John Bennett
39 Glenn Correll




Sept 15 - New Hampshire Speedway- NASCAR Tour
- Time Trials - RO - Eric Start 10th - Finish 9
From Speed 51. In an age where teams bring their slickest cars and bodies to NHIS, Eric Beers showed up with a short track car. His Ole’ Blue that would have normally run the race was heavily damaged at Martinsville, so the #3 team worked with what they had this weekend. The car wasn’t ideal by any means, but it was good enough to take the ninth finishing position.
“It wasn’t bad,” said Beers. “The car went good in the draft, but when I pulled out to pass it was like hitting a brick wall. It was a good car. We were real, real loose at the beginning. They tightened it up and if we had had one more caution near the end to cool the tires, we would have been real good. “We were running just outside the top five behind Marquis and Stefanik there. Jerry wiggled and I tried to get by them both. I got to the bottom, but I couldn’t get back in line and lost five spots. But to finish ninth with everything still on the car isn’t a bad day.

1. (21) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 100, 107.320 mph, $13,000
2. (6) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 100, $10,800
3. (4) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $8,700
4. (1) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100, $6,500
5. (3) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 100, $4,900
6. (7) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $4,400
7. (2) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,900
8. (12) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,700
9. (10) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $3,600
10. (5) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $4,400
11. (15) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $3,300
12. (23) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,500
13. (13) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 100, $3,100
14. (9) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 100, $3,100
15. (18) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,900
16. (11) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $2,800
17. (35) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,000
18. (20) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $2,675
19. (41) Tommy Cravenho, Jr, Raynham Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $2,450
20. (22) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 100, $1,925
21. (24) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $1,900
22. (25) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 99, $1,875
23. (32) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 99, $1,850
24. (31) Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 98, $1,825
25. (33) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 98, $1,800
26. (17) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 98, $2,475
27. (38) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 98, $1,700
28. (26) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 98, $1,678
29. (40) Brian Loftin, Lexington N.C., Chevrolet, 97, $1,650
30. (8) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 96, Overheating, $800
31. (34) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Chevrolet, 96, $1,645
32. (28) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 96, $1,600
33. (14) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 90, $2,300
34. (30) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford Mass., Chevrolet, 89, Suspension, $1,600
35. (27) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 78, $1,600
36. (29) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 67, Accident, $1,600
37. (19) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 63, Accident, $2,300
38. (16) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 62, Accident, $2,300
39. (39) Andy Seuss, Hampstead N.H., Chevrolet, 25, Engine, $1,600
40. (37) Todd Bodine, Chemung N.Y., Ford, 24, Power Steering, $1,600
41. (36) Alex Hoag, Bath N.Y., Chevrolet, 1, Engine, $1,600



September 10 - Thompson Speedway- NASCAR & RoC TOUR - WIN & Third
short recap - more to come
The weekend fit into Eric type of racing. NASCAR TOUR and RoC Tour races at the same track on the same day. First the Tour Race. Eric got ole blue back into victory lane using an early pit strategy. In the RoC Race Eric was driving his ole buddy, Bear, #14. They did not get too much time to dial it in on Saturday during practice but Eric said they were going to make some changes on Sunday and they should be OK. They pitted Several time early in the race making adjustments and brought the 14 home in third place which is where he needed to be to win the Central Point title.
More to come

Speed 51 Story
Local Paper Story Coverage


1. (5) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, 81.660 mph, $7,100
2. (8) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,800
3. (23) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $3,200
4. (18) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,800
5. (3) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 150, $1,700
6. (10) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 150, $2,200
7. (21) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,100
8. (2) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 150, $2,200
9. (7) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
10. (12) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,150
11. (14) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 150, $1,900
12. (13) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,775
13. (29) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,070
14. (15) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,865
15. (24) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 150, $1,760
16. (31) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 150, $1,755
17. (30) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,725
18. (17) Jon McKennedy, Chelsford Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,375
19. (9) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $2,200
20. (11) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $925
21. (19) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,600
22. (28) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 150, $875
23. (35) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $850
24. (6) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,525
25. (27) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $800
26. (20) Eric Berndt, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $800
27. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $800
28. (16) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 147, $1,600
29. (34) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 143, $800
30. (32) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 115, $1,500
31. (22) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 108, Clutch, $1,500
32. (36) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 87, Accident, $1,500
33. (4) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 75, Accident, $2,200
34. (1) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 41, Ignition, $1,200
35. (25) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 36, Accident, $800
36. (26) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 0, Accident, $1,200

Time of Race:1 hrs., 8 mins, 53 secs Average Speed: 81.660 mph Margin of Victory:.8 secondsCaution Flags: Laps 1-4; 37-41; 48-52; 71-75; 76-82; 91-93; 115-118; 133-137. 8 for 38 laps.Lap Leaders: Matt Hirschman * 1-52, Mike Stefanik 53-73, Matt Hirschman * 74-87, Eddie Flemke 88-100, Eric Beers 101-150.Total Laps Led: Matt Hirschman * 66, Eric Beers 50, Mike Stefanik 21, Eddie Flemke 13. 4 changes involving 4 drivers.Unofficial Top 20 Driver Points: Mike Stefanik 1832, Ted Christopher 1738, Eddie Flemke 1685, Todd Szegedy 1633, James Civali * 1631, Tony Hirschman 1617, Jerry Marquis 1533, Donny Lia 1470, Chuck Hossfeld 1449, Eric Beers 1444, Dick Houlihan 1400, Zach Sylvester 1397, Matt Hirschman * 1386, Doug Coby 1380, Jimmy Blewett 1302, Reggie Ruggiero 1269, Jamie Tomaino 1269, Ron Yuhas * 1249, Ken Barry 1214, Anthony Sesely * 1209



RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED TOUR OFFICIAL FINISH
THOMPSON INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 9/10/06

1. 8 Earl Paules Kunkletown, PA
2. 60 Matt Hirschman Northampton, PA
3. 14 Eric Beers Northampton, PA
4. 22 Bobby Holmes Lockport, NY
5. 99 Pete Brittain Oakhurst, NJ
6. 45 Dave Wollaber Ransomville, NY
7. 55 Ken Bouchard Fitchburg, MA
8. 95 Lee Sherwood Binghamton, NY
9. 63 Kory Rabenold Lehighton, PA
10. 44 Rick Kluth Brockport, NY
11. 01 Mark Tychoniewicz Rochester, NY
12. 95m John Markovic Bethlehem, PA
13. 18 Ed Marceau Chepachet, RI
14. 79 Chuck Hossfeld Ramsomville, NY
15. 00 Ted Christopher Plainville, CT
16. 3 Daren Scherer Binghamton, NY
17. 85 Lenny Fischer Medford, NY
18. 48 Amanda Sesley Matawah, NJ
19. 4 Ryan Preece Kensington, CT
20. 27 Roy Seidell East Hampton, MA
21. 9x Matt Clemens Slatington, PA

Hoosier Tire Hard Charger: Ken Bouchard
Hoosier Tire Hard Luck: Daren Scherer
Sunoco Race Fuels Bonsu: Daren Scherer
Lap Leaders: Earl Paules 1-75
Time Trial 5 point bonus award winners: Earl Paules, Matt Hirschman, Ted Chirstopher, Dave Wollaber
Next Event: 56th Sunoco Race of Champions 200 - 9/16 Oswego Speedway

Top Five Central Region Final Point Standings: Eric Beers (160), Pete Brittain (157), Earl Paules (153), Matt Hirschman (146), Lee Sherwood (146).


September 2 - Martinsville Speedway - NASCAR Tour- Time 5 _Redraw 7 - Finish 41
Its getting to sound like a broken record. "If it was not for bad luck the team would have none at all." After getting throug the Tropical storm Ernesto OK and geting practice and time trial in, the car was strong and Eric timed 5th and Austin redrew 7th. The start of the race saw Eric move up a spot to 6th and then a caution came out. On the ensuing restart Eric was on the outside and on the next lap around Eric was on the outside minding his own business because the outside is the tough groove to get going. Next thing some cars in the inside lane get together or bang or pushing the 48 up out of the inside groove up into the left of Eric causing Eric's car to go up in the air do a 180 and smash the back of the car hard in the outside wall. Done for the night. They had to cut the rear bars off to get the fuel cell out to get the car into the trailer.

1. (9) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 200, 50.016 mph, $7,700
2. (15) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $4,300
3. (21) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $4,300
4. (5) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 200, $3,400
5. (25) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 200, $3,000
6. (11) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $2,300
7. (24) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 200, $2,550
8. (29) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,800
9. (12) Tim Brown, Cana Va., Chevrolet, 200, $1,750
10. (38) Gene Pack, N. Myrtle Beach S.C., Chevrolet, 200, $2,200
11. (31) Michael Clifton, Walkertown N.C., Chevrolet, 200, $1,650
12. (1) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $2,400
13. (17) Burt Myers, Walnut Grove N.C., Chevrolet, 200, $1,575
14. (4) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 200, $5,300
15. (10) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $2,225
16. (3) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 200, $2,300
17. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 199, $2,275
18. (42) Jay Foley, Stuart Va., Chevrolet, 197, $1,450
19. (37) Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 196, $2,125
20. (43) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 196, $1,400
21. (40) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 196, $1,375
22. (34) Jamie Tomaino, Jr., Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 195, $1,350
23. (23) Richard Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 194, $2,025
24. (16) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 189, $1,700
25. (13) L.W. Miller, Dushore Pa., Pontiac, 188, $1,275
26. (39) Frank Fleming, Mt Airy N.C., Pontiac, 173, Engine, $1,225
27. (2) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 169, $2,600
28. (27) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove N.C., Chevrolet, 164, $1,200
29. (30) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 159, $1,600
30. (28) Bobby Hutchens, Lexington N.C., Chevrolet, 149, Clutch, $1,200
31. (22) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 145, Clutch, $2,000
32. (33) Brian Loftin, Lexington N.C., Chevrolet, 100, Shocks, $1,200
33. (20) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 93, Engine, $1,900
34. (14) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 82, $1,900
35. (35) Brian King, Gibsonville N.C., Chevrolet, 50, Accident, $1,200
36. (41) Kevin Powell, Winston Salem N.C., Ford, 23, Engine, $1,200
37. (36) Mike Andrews, Ridge N.Y., Chevrolet, 23, Suspension, $1,200
38. (8) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 15, Accident, $1,900
39. (26) Junior Miller, Pine Hall N.C., Dodge, 15, Radiator, $1,200
40. (19) Steve Whitt, Forked River N.J., Dodge, 14, Clutch, $1,600
41. (7) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 12, Accident, $2,000
42. (32) Robbie Summers, Vernon Conn., Pontiac, 12, Accident, $1,900
43. (18) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 4, Accident, $1,200

Failed to Qualify: (6) Brian Pack (#81), Jon McKennedy * (#73), Brandon Hire (#44), Randy Butner (#5), Ken Heagy * (#38), Jake Marosz (#9)
Time of Race:2 hrs., 6 mins, 12 secs Average Speed: 50.016 mph Margin of Victory:Under Caution
BUD POLE AWARD: Mike Stefanik, 16 Diversified Metals Chevrolet
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER: James Civali *, 28 Ramar Hall/Haydt Excavating Chevrolet POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Gene Pack, 31 Bath Fitter Chevrolet Caution Flags: Laps 3-12; 13-23; 45-49; 51-56; 96-102; 123-140; 147-155; 166-172; 176-181; 194-200. 10 for 86 laps. POINT STANDINGS: Junior Miller 1139, Tim Brown 1092, Burt Myers 992, Jason Myers 971, Bobby Hutchens 966, Gene Pack 952, L.W. Miller 941, Michael Clifton 912, Brian King 906, Brian Pack 892
Lap Leaders: Eddie Flemke 1-11, Jerry Marquis 12-32, Mike Stefanik 33-95, Jerry Marquis 96-98, Mike Stefanik 99-101, Zach Sylvester 102, Mike Stefanik 103-139, Zach Sylvester 140, Mike Stefanik 141-154, Zach Sylvester 155, Mike Stefanik 156-171, Jimmy Blewett 172, Mike Stefanik 173-181, Jimmy Blewett 182-200.
Total Laps Led: Mike Stefanik 142, Jerry Marquis 24, Jimmy Blewett 20, Eddie Flemke 11, Zach Sylvester 3. 13 changes involving 5 drivers.


August 26 - Wall Stadium - RoC Tour - RAINED OUT


August 19 - Mahoning Speedway - RoC Tour - rescheduled for September 30

August 17 - Thompson Speedway - NASCAR Tour
- Start 11- Finish 30
The team took most of practice to figure out the problem that lingered from last week. They thought it was a battery, but when Eric went out for Practice with the new battery the motor was still flat. So Eric came in and the team put in a ignition box to eliminate any quess work about the electrical system. The motor was still flat so they eliminated that factor. They found that the linkage to the second set of injectors in the carburetor was broken so the car was only running on two barrels. After they fixed that the car ran really good. Now remember they only had about 15 minutes of practice after fixing this problem. Eric qualified 11th and then the race cam and Eric was was running his own race. Just before half way they began talking about pitting on the next caution. However, the 28 car who pitted on the lap 30 caution was running behind Eric and instead of passing him must have misjudged his speed and he ran up on Eric and literally ran over the back of the 3 car going into turn three. Before you knew it Eric spun, dirt tracked it, and almost had it saved when the car bit again and sent the back into the wall and then spun around and hit the right front as well. The team had the car fixed and were going to run a few laps just for position but the x-cross member under the fuel cell was broken and NASCAR would not them continue. Maybe the team has the kinks worked out now and will finish the season in strong fashion.

1. (20) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, 71.793 mph, $7,600
2. (1) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $5,050
3. (19) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $3,200
4. (13) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Chevrolet, 150, $2,000
5. (3) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $2,450
6. (4) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $2,450
7. (9) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,300
8. (7) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,300
9. (2) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $2,100
10. (21) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 150, $1,900
11. (17) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,575
12. (12) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,125
13. (6) Jon McKennedy, Chelsford Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,500
14. (31) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 150, $1,775
15. (8) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,025
16. (25) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 150, $975
17. (28) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $950
18. (29) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 147, $1,625
19. (14) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 145, $1,600
20. (18) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 143, $1,575
21. (5) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 142, Rear End, $1,650
22. (10) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 140, Accident, $1,225
23. (27) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 137, $790
24. (15) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 124, Rear End, $1,460
25. (30) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 108, $1,450
26. (16) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 104, Accident, $1,450
27. (24) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 104, $750
28. (22) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 93, $1,450
29. (26) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 89, Accident, $1,450
30. (11) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 81, Accident, $1,550
31. (23) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 81, Accident, $1,550
32. (33) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 57, Shocks, $1,150
33. (32) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 49, Brakes, $750



August 12 - Chemung Speedway - RoC Tour
- Heat 4th - Redraw 5th - Finish 2
The heat race went Ok with Eric starting 6th and finishing 4th in a redraw position. Eric picked a good starting spot in 5th and within a few laps was up to second battling Pistol Pete for the lead. He had to drop back a few times after getting the car a little loose trying to make the car work on the outside. From there he had to battle Hanbury for position and then had to drop back to fourth after getting the car loose again trying to make it stick on the outside of turn 4. The car was good but it took too many laps to get around Hirschman and Hanbury, but Eric was on Petes bumper at the end and if he had a few more laps might have had a chance to go for the lead. But all in all a complete 180 from the last time the team was at Chemung.

Story from Speed 51
“I’ll tell you what, that’s probably the best I’ve seen Pete run in a while,” said Beers, who was wheeling his own #9 machine. “Him and Terry (Zacharias – car keeper) have that car going pretty good. They were strong, but if it were a hundred-lap race, who knows what would have happened. Heck…two, three more laps, who knows?”

And yet, Beers may not have run as well as he did at Chemung were it not for another seasoned veteran of the Modified wars. Beers’ machine was just ‘ok’ in his heat race, so he solicited the aid of one of the toughest Modified campaigners of all-time, another 50-plus driver, George “The Duke” Kent.

George gave us a great deal (setup) to make the thing cut, and I should have compensated for the bite, because I needed a little bit more,” stated Beers. “At the end we went hard and, wow, I got it out of the groove there in turn four and I had a handful of wheel. I just can’t believe nobody ran over us; I was completely sideways. I just let go of the wheel and the car straightened itself out. This car can drive itself sometimes

FEATURE (started)
1. 99 PETE BRITTIAN (3rd)
2. 9 Eric Beers (5th)
3. 71 Tony Hanbury (4th)
4. 60 Matt Hirschman (9th)
5. 95 Lee Sherwood (7th)
6. 8 Earl Paules (18th)
7. 24 Phil Slater (14th)
8. 95m John Markovic (2nd)
9. 22 Bobby Holmes (12th)
10. 72 T.j. Potrzebowski (13th(
11. 45 Dave Wollaber (8th)
12. 63 Kory Rabenold (20th)
13. 44 Rick Kluth (1st)
14. 3 Daren Scherer (11th)
15. 7 Chuck Frisbee (6th)
16. 6 Rodney Gruber (17th)
17. 27 Bill Chandler (16th)
18. 34 Rusty Smith (10th)
19. 4 Kevin Lewis (15th)
20. 9x Matt Clemmens (19th)
21. 75 Terry Zacharias (21st)



August 11 - Stafford Speedeway - NASCAR Tour - Start 18 Finish 28
If it was not for bad luck the team right now would have no luck at all. After working well past the midnight hours the past week after Riverhead, the car was OK and was getting better as the race was going along. Eric started 18 and was up to 6th and going for position when all of a sudden Eric had to drop back to the rear. THe motor felt flat. The team determined the motor was fine it was the battery was bad. They changed the battery but the new battery had no charge. So after borrowing a battery from the 46 team (thank Booby) the battery was going then the ignition wen haywire ultimately parking the # 3 for the night.

1 9 28 JAMES CIVALI 150 $7,300 Running
2 16 21 KEN BARRY 150 $3,800 Running
3 11 5 CHRIS PASTERYAK 150 $2,600 Running
4 13 59 MATT HIRSCHMAN 150 $2,900 Running
5 10 16 MICHAEL STEFANIK 150 $2,600 Running
6 2 2 TODD SZEGEDY 150 $2,300 Running
7 12 10 ED FLEMKE, JR 150 $2,200 Running
8 3 15 ZACK SYLVESTER 150 $2,000 Running
9 5 41 REGGIE RUGGIERO 150 $1,650 Running
10 26 76 THOMAS BOLLES 150 $1,200 Running
11 30 11 ANTHONY SESELY 149 $2,375 Running
12 20 99 JAMIE TOMAINO 149 $1,850 Running
13 28 46 DICK HOULIHAN 149 $1,775 Running
14 23 47 JIMMY STORACE 143 $1,050 Running
15 31 6 RON YUHAS, JR 128 $1,725 Suspension
16 15 4 JERRY MARQUIS 125 $1,700 Running
17 7 18 DONNY LIA 123 $1,775 Running
18 19 71 KIRK ALEXANDER 115 $950 Engine
19 27 79 CHUCK HOSSFELD 113 $1,625 Running
20 25 77 DOUG COBY, III 94 $1,600 Running
21 1 48 TONY HIRSCHMAN, JR 93 $2,725 Running
22 24 36 TED CHRISTOPHER 84 $1,650 Running
23 21 66 JOHN BLEWETT, III 72 $1,225 Accident
24 8 12 JIMMY BLEWETT 72 $1,500 Accident
25 6 19 RONNIE SILK 69 $1,175 Accident
26 14 1 ROB SUMMERS 59 $1,450 Accident
27 17 58 KEVIN GOODALE 58 $750 Engine
28 18 3 ERIC BEERS 52 $1,550 Ignition
29 4 73 JON MC KENNEDY 48 $1,150 Accident
30 29 06 STEVE WHITT 48 $1,450 Accident
31 22 29 KENNY HORTON 29 $750 Clutch




August 5 - Riverhead Raceway - NASCAR Tour
- Time 3 - Start 9 - Finish 27
A night to forget. It started out great. Eric timed 3rd which at Riverhead is the most gut wrenching part of the race weekend. It is the tightest race to get into. Eric redrew 9th and was up to third when a series of event occurred. Someone in front was leaking which caused Eric and another car to spin and at the same time he lost a rocker arm in the engine. Finishing him for the night.


1. Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 200, 41.929 mph, $7,250
2. Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 200, $3,500
3. Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 200, $2,900
4. Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 200, $3,000
5. Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 200, $2,100
6. Mike Andrews, Jr, East Quogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,900
7. Chuck Steuer, Bohemia N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,250
8. Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,200
9. Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 200, $1,900
10. Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $1,800
11. Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $1,675
12. Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 200, $950
13. Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 200, $1,625
14. Thomas Rogers, Patchogue N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $875
15. Joseph Hartmann, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $1,550
16. Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 199, $1,525
17. James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 199, $1,600
18. Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 198, $1,096
19. Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 197, $1,550
20. Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 171, $2,125
21. Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 167, $1,425
22. Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 161, $1,125
23. Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 128, Power Steering, $1,125
24. John Denniston, Westbury N.Y., Chevrolet, 50, Clutch, $725
25. Wayne Anderson, Yaphank N.Y., Chevrolet, 48, Radiator, $725
26. Ken Heagy, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 45, Suspension, $725
27. Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 27, Engine, $1,525
28. J R Bertuccio, Jr, Centerreach N.Y., Chevrolet, 21, Suspension, $725



July 29 - Holland Speedway - NASCAR Tour
- Time 3 Start 2 Finish 18
He started out dine but by lap 20 knew he was in trouble. The car was wicked loose and after battling in the front for a while the car just faded back to the middle of the pack where Eric tried to stay out of trouble and bring her home.

1 6 48 TONY HIRSCHMAN, JR 117 $7,400 Running
2 14 36 TED CHRISTOPHER 117 $3,600 Running
3 1 16 MICHAEL STEFANIK 117 $3,000 Running
4 10 10 ED FLEMKE, JR 117 $2,700 Running
5 22 4 JERRY MARQUIS 117 $2,700 Running
6 5 2 TODD SZEGEDY 117 $2,200 Running
7 7 0 DANNY SAMMONS 117 $1,950 Running
8 4 46 DICK HOULIHAN 117 $2,000 Running
9 16 12 JIMMY BLEWETT 117 $2,200 Running
10 11 28 JAMES CIVALI 117 $1,900 Running
11 21 21 KEN BARRY 117 $1,700 Running
12 19 79 CHUCK HOSSFELD 117 $1,675 Running
13 15 1 ROB SUMMERS 117 $1,650 Running
14 3 73 JON MC KENNEDY 117 $1,300 Running
15 24 06 STEVE WHITT 117 $1,550 Running
16 8 59 MATT HIRSCHMAN 117 $1,975 Running
17 23 99 JAMIE TOMAINO 117 $1,121 Running
18 2 3 ERIC BEERS 117 $1,575 Running
19 18 15 ZACK SYLVESTER 115 $1,450 Running
20 29 9 JAKE MAROSZ 114 $725 Running
21 13 18 DONNY LIA 112 $1,525 Running
22 26 33 WADE COLE 109 $1,125 Running
23 25 11 ANTHONY SESELY 107 $1,125 Running
24 12 77 DOUG COBY, III 99 $1,525 Running
25 27 8 GLENN TYLER 93 $725 Handling
26 9 19 RONNIE SILK 78 $1,125 Engine
27 20 47 JIMMY STORACE 34 $1,125 Accident
28 28 05 JOE HARTMANN 15 $725 Accident
29 17 6 RON YUHAS, JR 15 $700 Accident
30 0 87 ALEX HOAG 0 $0





July 26- Seekonk Speedway - True Value $10,000 to win

Eric Started out fine by finishing second in his heat but in the feature he knew he was in trouble by lap 5. THe car was wicked loose and could not keep her down. He was also invovled in a couple little wrecks causing him to park the BRE 3


1. #43-Kirk Alexander, West Swanzey, NH, $10,000
2. #40-Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA, $3,500
3. #70-Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH, $2,500
4. #79-Chuck Hossfeld, Ransonville, NY, $2,000
5. #09-Bobby Grigas III, Marshfield, MA, $1,500
6. #12-Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA, $1,000
7. #73-John McKennedy, Chelmsford, MA, $850
8. #5-Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT, $700
9. #4-Ryan Preece, Kensington, CT, $650
10. #01-Rob Goodenough, Swanzey, NH, $625
11. #72-Jimmy Kuhn, Bridgewater, MA
12. #34-Rusty Smith, Oxford, NY
13. #00-Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT
14. #9NH-Peter Jarvis, Ascutney, VT
15. #21-Richard Savary, Canton, MA
16. #10-Dave Berghman, Seekonk, MA
17. #06-Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT
18. #03-Dennis Charette, Southington, CT
19. #8x-Eddie Brunnhoelzl III, Levittown, NY
20. #46-Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater, MA
21. #35-Dale Evonsion, East Hartland, CT
22. #11-Rob Summers, Vernon, CT
23. #31-Tommy Cravenho, Raynham, MA
24. #3x-Eric Beers, Northampton, PA
25. #66-John Blewett, Howell, NJ
26. #17-Jack Bateman, Canaan, NH

July 22 - Waterford Speedbowl - NASCAR Tour
_ Rained Out - Not Rescheduled

July 15 - New Hampshire Speedway- NASCAR Tour- Time 5th- Start Rear - Finish 12
The race weekend started out great for the Sunoco Race Fuels BRE #3 Race Team. The car was 5th fastest in practice
and time trialed 5th. Eric and the team were confident in the performance to come Saturday afternoon. Then we had practice Saturday morning. A ar in front of Eric blew a tire - Eric checked up but the car behind him did not. This wrecked the car beyond repair for race time. So the #16 team loaned BRE their backup car for Eric to run. Eric started in the rear and worked his way up to a solid 12th place finish. He still knows that this was the car and the conditions that were his best opportunity for that New Hampshire win. But thats racin and why we keep coming back.

John Blewett, III of Howell, N.J. drove to his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory of the 2006 season in the New England 100 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Blewett passed James Civali of Meriden, Conn. on the final lap, just prior to the final caution period occurring, and won the race in a yellow/checkered flag finish.


It was the 9th career win for Blewett and his third at NHIS. He led a total of 17 laps in the Blewett Motorsports Chevrolet and was among nine drivers who swapped the lead 28 times officially in just 100 laps. Civali, the current Sunoco Rookie of the point leader, earned his career best finish by placing second in the Ramar-Hall/Liberty Limousine Chevrolet.

Reggie Ruggiero of Rocky Hill, Conn., six time NHIS winner, was third in the Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet. Eddie Flemke of Southington, Conn. finished fourth in the Red Line Oil /Ron Bouchard Auto Chevrolet. Current point leader Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. rounded out the Top-5 in the Diversified Metals Chevrolet.

Civali also earned the Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award. Jimmy Storace was the Powerade Power Move of the race winner.Tony Stewart finished 9th and Carl Edwards finished 39th. Both NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers were making their first series start.

1. (11) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 100, 74.173 mph, $14,400
2. (23) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $11,900
3. (3) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $8,400
4. (15) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $6,400
5. (24) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100, $4,400
6. (6) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 100, $3,800
7. (8) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,600
8. (17) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 100, $3,200
9. (21) Tony Stewart, Indianapolis Ind., Chevrolet, 100, $2,400
10. (16) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,300
11. (4) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $3,600
12. (5) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $2,900
13. (27) Alex Hoag, Bath N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $2,000
14. (19) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 100, $2,675
15. (28) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,350
16. (40) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 100, $2,425
17. (32) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $1,900
18. (37) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,875
19. (26) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $2,550
20. (41) Joseph Hartmann, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $1,845
21. (35) Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $2,200
22. (42) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,775
23. (39) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $2,150
24. (33) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 100, $2,428
25. (38) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 100, $2,021
26. (29) Jon McKennedy, Chelsford Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $1,700
27. (12) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 99, $1,700
28. (34) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 99, Black Flag, $2,400
29. (30) Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 94, $1,700
30. (20) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Chevrolet, 88, Accident, $1,700
31. (13) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 88, Accident, $2,400
32. (31) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 88, Accident, $1,700
33. (7) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 85, Accident, $2,500
34. (10) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 82, Suspension, $2,100
35. (18) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 79, $2,400
36. (1) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 79, $2,850
37. (36) Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 67, Accident, $1,700
38. (9) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 51, Engine, $2,500
39. (14) Carl Edwards, Concord N.C., Ford, 43, Accident, $1,700
40. (22) Brian Crammer, Howell N.J., 28, Handling, $1,700
41. (25) Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 23, Accident, $1,700
42. (2) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 16, Accident, $2,400

Failed to Qualify: (3) Andy Seuss (#70), Joseph Mongeau (#49), Tommy Cloce (#69).

Time of Race:1 hrs., 25 mins, 35 secs Average Speed: 74.173 mph Margin of Victory:under caution

BUD POLE AWARD: Zach Sylvester, 15 TAS Country Homes Chevrolet

FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: James Civali *, 28 Ramar-Hall/Liberty Limousine ChevroletPOWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Jimmy Storace, 47 Harry's Fuel ChevroletSUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: James Civali *, 28 Ramar-Hall/Liberty Limousine ChevroletCaution Flags: Laps 17-23; 25-30; 32-36; 43-47; 61-72; 74-78; 89-95. 7 for 47 laps.Lap Leaders: Jimmy Blewett 1-6, Ted Christopher 7, Donny Lia 8-22, Ted Christopher 23-35, Reggie Ruggiero 36-40, Tony Hirschman 41-43, Reggie Ruggiero 44-45, Tony Hirschman 46, Doug Coby 47-48, Ted Christopher 49-52, Doug Coby 53, Reggie Ruggiero 54-58, John Blewett, III 59, Reggie Ruggiero 60, John Blewett, III 61-62, Reggie Ruggiero 63, John Blewett, III 64, Ted Christopher 65, John Blewett, III 66-71, Ted Christopher 72, Ted Christopher 73-79, Ted Christopher 80-81, John Blewett, III 82-86, Ted Christopher 87, John Blewett, III 88, Jerry Marquis 89-95, Reggie Ruggiero 96-97, James Civali * 98-99, John Blewett, III 100.

Top 20 Driver Points: Mike Stefanik 930, Tony Hirschman 894, Ted Christopher 862, James Civali * 849, Eric Beers 839, Reggie Ruggiero 821, Todd Szegedy 805, Eddie Flemke 801, Donny Lia 784, Chuck Hossfeld 722, Dick Houlihan 716, Doug Coby 709, Jerry Marquis 687, Jamie Tomaino 678, John Blewett, III 645, Jimmy Blewett 619, Matt Hirschman * 614, Zach Sylvester 597, Steve Whitt 597, Rob Summers 580



July 9 - Chemung Speedway - Race of Champions Tour - Start 8 - Finish 12
Not much to say about this race. Eric finished 2nd in his heat and redrew 8th. The team got caught up in the first wreck when the lethal weapon just about took out Matt Hirshman while leading and then got a few questionable calls from the tower. But that's racing and what keeps us coming back for more.

RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED TOUR NORTH FEATURE FINISH

75 LAPS – JULY 9th – CHEMUNG SPEEDROME

Pos. Car # Driver /Start Pos. Hometown

1. 60 Matt Hirschman (1) Northampton, PA
2. 8 Earl Paules (6) Kunkletown, PA
3. 95m John Markovic (7) Bethlehem, PA
4. 72 T.J. Potrzebowski (5) Elmira, NY
5. 99 Pete Brittain (13) Oakhurst, NJ
6. 22z Zane Zeiner (10) Bath, PA
7. 22 Bobby Holmes (11) Lockport, NY
8. 09 Tony Hanbury (9) Owego, NY
9. 44 Rick Kluth (26) Brockport, NY
10. 88 Billy Putney (23) E. Aurora, NY
11. 4 George Kent (18) Horseheads, NY
12. 9 Eric Beers (8) Northampton, PA
13. 25 Mike Leaty (16) Williamson, NY
14. 95 Lee Sherwood (14) Binghamton, NY
15. 26 Wes Swartout (15) Stroudsburg, PA
16. 53 Brian DeFebo (24) Berwick, PA
17. 17r Ben Reynolds (20) Trumansburg, NY
18. 36 L.W. Miller (3) Morrisville, NC
19. 7 Chuck Frisbee (25) Owego, NY
20. 6 Jan Leaty (4) Williamson, NY
21. 52 Todd Smith (24) Henrietta, NY
22. 34 Rusty Smith (12) Oxford, NY
23. 27 Bill Chandler (2) Waverly, NY
24. 3 Daren Scherer (17) Binghamton, NY
25. 45 Dave Wollaber (19) Ransomville, NY
26. 63 Kory Rabenold (21) Slatington, PA


July 4 - Stafford Speedway - NASCAR Tour Start 20th - Finish 12

Below is the NASCR story from the Stafford race. Eric's story was pretty much he got what he could out the car on this day.

John Blewett of Howell, N.J. passed his brother Jimmy with 15 laps to go in the Connecticut Classic NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Stafford Motor Speedway to earn his first win of the 2006 season.It was the ninth career win for Blewett and the first since winning at New Hampshire International Speedway in 2003. It was his first win in the Blewett Motorsports Chevrolet. Jimmy Blewett’s second place finish in the T.S Haulers Chevrolet gave the series a 1-2 by brothers for the first time since 2004. “Jimmy was hugging the bottom of the race track, said John Blewett. “I knew he would do everything he could to hold me off. He raced me clean and I was able to get by him.”Donny Lia finished third in the Huntington Honda Chevrolet and moved into third in the point standings. Zach Sylvester finished fourth in the TAS Country Homes Chevrolet. Tour point leader Mike Stefanik rounded out the Top-5 in the Diversified Metals Chevrolet. Stefanik leads Tony Hirschman by 11 points.Jimmy Blewett led the first 69 laps and swapped the lead with James Civali four times before John made the pass for the win. Civali retired with ignition problems while running second on lap 101. Jimmy Blewett and Civali were among a handful of drivers who elected not to pit for fresh tires during the race. John Blewett stopped for fresh rubber under caution on lap 65. He restarted the race in 10th and worked his way back to the front Stefanik set fast time in qualifying to earn the Bud Pole Award. Ted Christopher was the Featherlite Most Improved Driver. Matt Hirschman collected the Powerade Power Move of the Race Award. Anthony Sesley was the Sunoco Rookie of the Race

1. (12) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, 59.471 mph, $6,000
2. (2) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $3,800
3. (5) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $3,400
4. (17) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,600
5. (6) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 150, $3,050
6. (29) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $2,300
7. (8) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $2,800
8. (31) Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
9. (19) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 150, $2,450
10. (24) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 150, $1,900
11. (4) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,975
12. (20) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $1,950
13. (18) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $1,396
14. (28) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $1,750
15. (25) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Chevrolet, 150, $1,025
16. (15) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,800
17. (14) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Pontiac, 150, $975
18. (21) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 150, $950
19. (11) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 150, $1,625
20. (1) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 148, $1,600
21. (10) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 134, $1,675
22. (13) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 131, $1,250
23. (3) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 124, $1,625
24. (9) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 101, Ignition, $1,600
25. (30) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 89, $1,475
26. (7) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 86, Accident, $1,150
27. (27) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 29, Accident, $1,450
28. (22) Dennis Charette, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 29, Radiator, $750
29. (26) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 22, Accident, $1,150
30. (16) Kenny Horton, Guilford, Pontiac, 0, Accident, $750
31. (23) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 0, Ignition, $1,450


Failed to Qualify: (11) Chris Pasteryak * (#5), Kirk Alexander (#71), Jon McKennedy * (#73), Frank Ruocco (#91), Jimmy Storace (#47), Joseph Hartmann * (#05), Dave Etheridge (#54), Renee Dupuis (#90), Joseph Mongeau (#49), Wade Cole (#33), Jake Marosz (#9).

Time of Race:1 hrs., 15 mins, 40 secs Average Speed:59.471 mph Margin of Victory: 2 Seconds

BUD POLE AWARD: Mike Stefanik, 16 Diversified Metals Chevrolet
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Ted Christopher, 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Matt Hirschman *, 59 Furnace and Duct Dodge
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Anthony Sesley *, 11 A-1 Collision Center Chevrolet



July 1 - Lancaster Speedway - Race of Champions Tour - Start 8th - Finish 7

Below is the story for the Race from JR. The story of the race for Eric was slowing for an accident but never stopping and being put back several positions just like the situation at Mahoning when he slowed but never stopped. THats racin

ANOTHER WILD RoC FINISH SEES HOLMES CAPTURE FIRECRACKER 75 AT LANCASTER
BY JR KENNERUP
Lancaster, NY .. What is becoming the trend of late on the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour is the race is never over until the checker flag officially drops. At the Lancaster Motorsports Park on Saturday night that was certainly the case as it appeared that Dave Wollaber was going to be the winner. But with Dave entering the third turn on the final lap the yellow came out for the spun car of Karl Hehr in turn one. This meant that a green, white, and checker finish would take place according to the rules of the RoC.
Act two to finish the race saw Wollaber being passed by the high flying Tom McGrath for the lead with an inside turn two pass. However after taking the white flag and entering turn two contact between McGrath and Wollaber found the yellow coming out once again for the spun car of McGrath. Once again a green, white, and checker finish would take place and this time with Bobby Holmes in the lead.
The third time to finish the race would be the charm as Holmes led the final two laps with ease to claim his first career RoC feature. Early race leader Billy Putney came back from a scrape with the outside backstretch wall with two laps to go to inch past Mike Leaty for second. Daren Scherer ran the entire race without pitting and wound up with a fourth, which is his career best RoC finish. Chuck Hossfeld driving the Jerry Gradl Motors entry that he won the Sunoco Race of Champions with last fall ended up fifth.
“ We had the pit strategy figured out one week ago “ said the Lockport, NY driver. “ Mr. Rudolph, Charlie and Jim both said come in at lap 20, hopefully be one of the few that come in at that time. Try getting past every one coming back up through the field and then at the end try and hold everyone else off who pitted after me. We got up to third as that was the best we could do then we got lucky with that caution late. Then with the scramble with McGrath and Wollaber, we were both good and lucky on this night. “
The pit strategy worked perfectly for Holmes who started 18th as the yellow came out on lap 21, just one lap after the original plan. Bobby then worked his way through the field and after a majority of the leaders pitted on lap 43 Bobby found himself back in fourth.
After Bobby got back into fourth he spent the next 18 laps in a fierce side by side battle with Matt Hirschman for third. Bobby spoke about this battle which almost ended up costing him the race. “ It’s always a pleasure to race with Matt “ said the $2,800 winner. “ His father Tony is great, Matt is great to race with. Hopefully we’ll be racing together a lot more in the future. We had great racing going on as I was rubbing him and he was rubbing me, it was racing. I always look forward to racing with Matt Hirschman because you know that he’ll race you clean. “
Bobby spoke about the help that Charlie and Jim Rudolph has given to his DeLange Racing team. “ Charlie and Jim they came down to the shop during the week and helped us go through the setup. With their help we found out that there was a bar bent from last week and we couldn’t figure it out, but with their help we figured it out. Both of them are genius when it comes to racing and I can’t thank both of them enough along with my crew and my mom and dad. “
One year ago Bobby was running in the SST division until he got the call to fill the seat in the vacant DeLange Racing entry that used to belong to Chuck Hossfeld. “ Looking back one year ago I never thought I would be where I am now. I was racing in a Sportsman and Dave DeLange came up and said he wanted to put me in a Modified. The chips fell right and I can’t thank Dave and Laura enough for putting me in the car and giving me the chance as without question this is the biggest win of my career. “
Billy Putney who nipped Mike Leaty at the line for second led the race during the middle stages. But Putney had a little lady luck on his side as he found himself in a spin which resulted in hard contact with the backstretch wall on lap 73. However with the yellow already being out for the spun Tom McGrath, Putney was able to regain his spot. Over the final two laps Putney rocketed from sixth to finish second.
“ I was just trying to hold my position and make sure if anyone scattered in front of me I could go to the bottom. That‘s what happened and when I went to the bottom I got into the wet stuff, where the cars weren’t running and next thing you know I’m in the wall. “ said Billy when explaining what happened.
“ In hindsight looking back, yes I pitted too late. There was a 15 to 20 lap stint there when we were leading that we wanted the caution in the middle of that stint, not at the end like it happened “ said Billy. “ Things might have gone our way if that happened but Bobby Holmes was running strong as were a few other cars up front. We did our thing and second’s good enough for tonight, I’m satisfied. “
Mike Leaty who won the first North Region race at Oswego in May ended up third with a car he felt like had enough to win on this night. “ I had a car that could have won the race, I was probably a fifth place car until they started wrecking in front of me. Unfortunately under yellow I tried passing Billy Mislin ( lap 73 ) and he didn’t know I was out there and ran me into the backstretch wall. I got about an inch of tow in and if that didn’t happen I think I had something for Bobby. This is only the second time I’ve raced here and I tried to save my right rear for the last ten laps and to come away with a top three, that is something to be proud of. “
Qualifying for the 28 Modifieds in attendance saw heat races won by Jan Leaty, Rick Kluth, Hirschman, and Wollaber. There was no B Main run due to time constraints because of incoming severe weather.
FIRECRACKER 75 NOTES; Jim Reid and his staff at Lancaster deserve some credit for pushing the show along to beat the weather as the Modified feature was checkered at 9:30 Saturday night. The feature redraw was held in the concession area to save time and it worked as only a light shower hit the speedway during the feature. The day started out on a sour note for Daren Scherer as he found himself in the turn four wall during hot laps when the left front wheel fell off. It seemed that the lug nuts were never tightened and why he didn’t pit in the feature was that he only had one crewman with him for the show. Karl Hehr had ignition troubles forcing him to miss a part of the hot laps. Phil Slater wasn’t sure that he was going to make the show due to flooding around the shop where he stores his cars. But at three in the afternoon on Friday Phil was able to get in and get the car ready to race on this night. Fans are very passionate about Modified racing at Lancaster and two examples of this happened to Lee Sherwood on this night. Coming into the track Lee had a fan present him with a brand new tire saying thanks for making the trip from Binghamton to Lancaster every time the Modifieds raced during the last two years. During the racing program Lee had a local garage owner come up to him and offer the garage to Lee is he ever needed it for the car while he is racing at the track. The awful season for Zane Zeiner on the RoC Tour continued. Due to roads being closed because of the flooding in their home area the normal five hour trip from Bath, Pennsylvania to Lancaster, NY actually took eight hours total. At the track things didn’t get much better as the engine let out a large bang when it was first started. The culprit was that the timing on the engine was way off and after it was repaired Zane was able to hot lap. After hot laps Zane reported that it felt like the motor dropped a cylinder with the problem being diagnosed as the balancers on the front of the motor were broke. Zane and his crew loaded up and left the track before the feature started, ending a very frustrating day for sure. Eric Beers and Earl Paules both had nice comebacks after being involved in the first lap feature wreck to finish seventh and eighth respectively. Once again Kevin Lewis in the second Rick Kluth entry.
RACE REPORT RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED TOUR NORTH REGION RACE #3
FINISH; Bobby Holmes, Billy Putney, Mike Leaty, Daren Scherer, Chuck Hossfeld, Matt Hirschman, Eric Beers, Earl Paules, Sege Fidanza, Lee Sherwood, Jan Leaty, Pete Brittain, Rick Kluth, John Markovic, Kory Rabenold, Phil Slater, Rusty Smith, Bill Hebing, Ben Reynolds, Todd Smith, Karl Hehr, Dave Wollaber, Tom McGrath, Bill Mislin, Chuck Frisbee, Larry Jackson, Kevin Lewis. DNS; Zane Zeiner.
LAP LEADERS; Wollaber ( 1 - 28, 44 - 73 ) , Putney ( 29 - 43 ), Holmes ( 74 -


June 29 - Thompson Speedway - NASCAR Tour
- Time 5 - Start 2 - Finish 4
Car was solid all day. It was one of the better qualifying efforts that the team has had together at Thompson. Eric qualified 5th and redrew 2nd. One the start Eric took the lead and held it for all but a few laps until Lap 47. At this point the car was good but was just a little loose in the middle and out of the turn. Kept himself out of trouble and brought home a top five finish. THe crew is happy that the car is one piece and only has to make some minor adjustments to get the #3 ready for the rescheduled Stafford Tour race scheduled for July 4th.

. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 100, 79.702 mph, $6,800
2. (4) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,500
3. (1) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,300
4. (2) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $2,800
5. (3) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $3,100
6. (11) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100, $2,300
7. (20) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $2,500
8. (34) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 100, $2,500
9. (9) Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,550
10. (23) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,800
11. (21) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $1,070
12. (6) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $1,850
13. (27) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 100, $1,740
14. (5) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $2,170
15. (30) Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 100, $1,010
16. (31) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $1,700
17. (18) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 100, $1,775
18. (10) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,350
19. (22) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,225
20. (25) Joseph Hartmann, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $900
21. (28) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $875
22. (19) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 99, $850
23. (26) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 98, $1,225
24. (32) Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 95, $800
25. (24) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 86, Battery, $790
26. (35) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 79, $1,540
27. (12) Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 78, $730
28. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 71, Fuel Leak, $1,125
29. (29) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 68, Accident, $1,225
30. (16) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 68, Accident, $725
31. (7) Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 49, Handling, $725
32. (14) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 48, Accident, $1,425
33. (17) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 47, Accident, $1,425
34. (13) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 47, Accident, $725
35. (15) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 10, Rear End, $1,025

Failed to Qualify: (9) Ken Bouchard (#55), Dennis Charette (#03), Ken Heagy * (#38), Joseph Mongeau (#49), Jake Marosz (#9), Jon McKennedy * (#73), Thomas Bolles (#76), Eric Berndt * (#64), Roy Seidell, Jr (#27).Time of Race:0 hrs., 47 mins, 3 secs Average Speed: 79.702 mph Margin of Victory:1.8 SecondsBUD POLE AWARD: Jimmy Blewett, 12 T.S. Haulers Chevrolet FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Reggie Ruggiero, 41 Atlantic Sprinklers Chevrolet POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Steve Whitt, 06 Greenfield Dodge Dodge SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: James Civali *, 28 Ramar-Hall/Liberty Limousine ChevroletCaution Flags: Laps 41-45; 48-56; 69-75. 3 for 21 laps. Lap Leaders: Eric Beers 1-3, Eddie Flemke 4-9, Eric Beers 10-47, Eddie Flemke 48-65, Todd Szegedy 66-100. Total Laps Led: Eric Beers 41, Todd Szegedy 35, Eddie Flemke 24. 4 changes involving 3 drivers.
Top 20 Driver Points: Mike Stefanik 620, Tony Hirschman 618, James Civali * 588, Eric Beers 585, Donny Lia 570, Ted Christopher 566, Todd Szegedy 561, Doug Coby 545, Eddie Flemke 526, Reggie Ruggiero 526, Chuck Hossfeld 519, Dick Houlihan 489, Jamie Tomaino 466, Ken Barry 434, Steve Whitt 430, Jimmy Blewett 412, Jerry Marquis 411, Rob Summers 404, Matt Hirschman * 385, Zach Sylvester 382




June 17 - Jennerstown Speedway - NASCAR Tour -
Time 2 - Start 2 - Finish 4
Good run for the BRE Race team and driver Eric Beers. With all times separated by less than 3 10ths of a second Eric did a great job to
grab the 2nd fastest time and redraw 2nd. Following a very popular autograph session on the track with all the starters the start of the race was a little hairy. Eric was on the outside of Flemke and form the stands it looked like Fleemkee pushed Eric up a little high on the start into the marbles and it the fact that the inside line is the fastest way around the track. Eric went from 2nd to 7th in a matter of a few laps until he tucked in front of the 48 of Hirschman. Tony who obviously had a faster car gave Eric plenty of room (which is very smart because you do not win the race on lap 20) and the two of them worked their way up back up into the top five.From here they ran through lapped traffic which jumbled things up a bit with Eric going up and back a few spots. It was going to be a great battle at eh end between Fleemkee and Hirschman, as Tony was begriming to poke his nose under the 10 until the caution flew. The greatest advantage on this went to the 86 of christopher who in spite of dropping back early - charged his way through the field and was now in third. Following the start TC threw the 86 into spots that did not have enough room for the car under the 48 and then moved the 10 out of the way on his way to the win. Eric was right behind this and needed a few more laps to get into the mix as his tires were just coming back in after the caution. Great run.

1. (9) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 100, 95.391 mph, $6,500
2. (6) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $4,650
3. (1) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $3,300
4. (2) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 100, $2,700
5. (5) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, $2,300
6. (7) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 100, $2,200
7. (3) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 100, $2,150
8. (10) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 100, $1,600
9. (8) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 100, $2,000
10. (11) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $1,300
11. (13) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100, $1,700
12. (19) James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 100, $1,275
13. (14) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 100, $1,650
14. (16) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 99, $1,600
15. (25) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 99, $2,050
16. (17) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 99, $1,325
17. (4) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 99, $1,500
18. (23) Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 99, $1,475
19. (12) Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet, 99, $1,150
20. (28) Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 98, $725
21. (21) Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 97, $1,025
22. (22) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 97, $1,125
23. (24) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 97, $1,425
24. (15) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 97, $1,425
25. (20) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 93, $1,125
26. (27) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 88, $1,125
27. (18) Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 77, Rear End, $725
28. (26) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 38, Battery, $1,125

Failed to Qualify: (7) Danny Sammons * (#0), Joseph Hartmann * (#05), Ron Yuhas * (#6), Ronnie Silk * (#19), Ken Heagy * (#38), Joseph Mongeau (#49), Mike Andrews, Jr * (#36).

Time of Race:0 hrs., 32 mins, 50 secs Average Speed: 95.391 mph Margin of Victory:.12 Seconds
BUD POLE AWARD: Tony Hirschman, 48 Kamco Supply Corporation Chevrolet
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD: Eddie Flemke, 10 Red Line Oil/Ron Bouchard Auto Chevrolet
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE: Steve Whitt, 06 Greenfield Dodge Dodge
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Jon McKennedy *, 73 Stuart's Automotive Chevrolet
Caution Flags: Laps 86-90. 1 for 5 laps.
Lap Leaders: Eddie Flemke 1-97, Ted Christopher 98-100.
Total Laps Led: Eddie Flemke 97, Ted Christopher 3. 1 changes involving 2 drivers.

UnofficialTop 20 Driver Points: Ted Christopher 490, Mike Stefanik 470, Tony Hirschman 463, Donny Lia 443, Chuck Hossfeld 434, Doug Coby 433, Eric Beers 425, James Civali * 423, Todd Szegedy 381, Reggie Ruggiero 380, Dick Houlihan 374, Eddie Flemke 356, Rob Summers 346, Jerry Marquis 344, Jamie Tomaino 342, Matt Hirschman * 321, Ken Barry 300, Jimmy Blewett 291, Steve Whitt 288, Jon McKennedy * 281



June 10- Mahoning Speedway - Race of Champions Tour - 8th
The evening started with Eric starting 6th in his 8 lap heat race. Eric went on to finish 5th in the race with the top three going into the redraw and the top four making the race. After post heat race inspection one of the cars that finished in front of Eric was disqualified , putting Eric into the feature - starting 16th. The race started and the first 29 laps were green flag and saw Eric work his way up to 12th. On the restarts is where things get hairy at Mahoning. Through the process of many restarts and green flag racing Eric was in third place and going for the 2nd place when it looked like the 22 of Wagner got loose spinning and bringing out the yellow. From there Eric , Wagner and Paules were sent to the rear and that was about it for the #9 Sunoco Race Fuels, Horwith Trucking Race team. Not enough laps to get back to the front especially with the crazy driving going on from 3rd place back. Eric did a great job to get up to about 5th when the 99 of Britian and 8 of Paules got together causing Eric to make evasive maneuvers and loose a few spots and finish 8th.

1. 63 Rabenold 2. 36 Wentz 3. 76 Snyder Jr 4. 95m Markovic 5. 99 Brittin 6. 71 Hanbury 7. 12 Lesher 8. 9 Beers 9. 48 Hirschman 10. 95 Sherwood 11. 5 Brown 12. 18 Sesley 13. 02 Wagner 14. 14 Correll 15. 8 Paules 16. 28 Nace 17. 56 Wallace 18. 34 Smith 19. 87 Flannigan 20. 53 Defebo 21. 08 Bennet 22. 1 Jones 23. 38 Szapacs 24. 17 Eckhart 25. 44 Kluth 26. 25 Swartout 27. 22 Zeiner 28. 3 Scherer

The 99 of Brittin crossed the line 3rd, however, was penalized 2 spots for contact that was said to be his doing with the 8 of paules, causing paules to spin on the last lap.



May 26 - Oswego Speedway - Race of Champions Tour - 3rd
After driving home from a rained out Stafford Race on Friday night May 26th, the team gathered Saturday morning and headed to Oswego for the Richie Evans 100 lap Memorial RoC TOur Race. Eric finished third in his heat and redrew 3rd starting position. This is the short version of the race and we will expand upon it as soon as Eric gets home. Eric was running his race wating for the race to come to him. on lap 72 going down the backstretch - his starter fell off. He went into the pits to the attention of the crew - They did whatever they did (we will find out soon) and sent Eric back out without missing a lap. Eric now had to start in the rear of the field. Well Ladies and Gentlemen, the 9 put on a show for the fans from this point on - Passing inside - outside - one, two and three cars at a time working his way back to the front. On one point the leaders of Leaty (mike and Matty H were going into turn one as Eric was going into 4 - within five laps Eric was on their bumper. Five more laps without incident and Eric would have had a chance to go for the win. Great Race - the car is in one piece (minus the starter) and the team no gears up to Eric home track and the place where he won his first Modified Championship - Mahoning Speedway - June 10th for the RoC Tour Race.


May 7 - Oswego Speedway - Race of Champions Tour - 75 laps
The team worked long hours this week to get the car ready for Eric's favorite race track. It should be a great weekend of Modified Racing with the Limited Supers and IMSA plus the RoC Tour. The team went to Oswego on Saturday to practice and was happy with the car since rebuilding it from Florida's Speedweeks.
On Sunday Eric redrew to be in a heat that looked like a NASCR MODIFEID TOUR Feature - Sylvester, Hossfield, Hirshman, Beers. Top 4 made the feature. Eric went out and came on the radio and said the Motor was flat. Eric just rode around and knew he was heading to the consi. The team went to work and changed spark plugs, distributor cap and checked the values among other things. Speaking of the crew it was a team effort today with Eric's regular crew of Heavy, Chad, Gelnn, Howie, Frosty and Crew joining forces with the New England crew from the 3 of Peter, Greg, Scot and Rudy. Eric went out and finished in a qualifying spot in the consi and was slated to start 26th.
The Race: THe race began and Eric was just running his own race within the race - taking the spot when it was there but not pushing the envelope and staying far enough back to stay away the the crashes that were out it front. In the first 15 laps Eric moved up to 15th place without ever having to pass a car. At this point the top runners were working it hard to stay in front and fight for position. Eric waited until Lap 43 and pitted for tires. He had two tires coming to him - one allowed to be changed after a heat and one for the consi. Eric did not have the car to use the tires up in the heat and did not not put one on after the consi. So he changed two tires and came back out. From here ladies and gentlemen it was wa a thing of beauty to watch. Inside - Outside Eric was picking them off one by one. With ten to go - Eric was i 5th place and still going. He made his way to third when the leader, Sege Fidanza, slipped on some liquid on the track coming out of turn one letting sherwwod and Eric get by. This helped Eric move a little closer to the 95 who was fast. As the laps wound down lapped traffic came into play. Eric gave the 95 plenty of room but was right there waiting for the moment. On the last lap the fans were on their feet wondering if the 9 car could really come from the rear and win this race. Coming out of two they came upon three cars racing for position. The 87 was high so the 95 ducked underneath him and Eric had to hesitated just a split second to make sure the 87 was going to stay high. Eric got back up to the 95's bumper but it was as the checkered flag was waving. Great - Great run. Fans on their feet - passing inside and outside. Good job by the driver and crew to get the car in that position.

Finish; Lee Sherwood, Eric Beers, Sege Fidanza, Wilbur Hebing, Earl Paules, Dave Wollaber, TJ Potrzebowski, Rusty Smith, Pete Brittain, Alex Hoag, Bobby Holmes, Bill Mislin, Phil Slater, Daren Scherer, Wes Swartout, Tommy Kinsella, John Markovic, Billy Putney, Chuck Hossfeld, Zack Sylvester, Matt Hirschman, Tommy Cloce, Tom McGrath, Zane Zeiner, Josh Nichols, Ryan Preece, Rick Kluth, Bill Chandler, Sr.


Here is the story by JR Kennerup from the Oswego Race
Sherwood took advantage of a bobble by leader Sege Fidanza entering turn one with four laps to go. That bobble was enough for Lee to take the lead while the top three cars raced in heavy lap traffic. On the final lap Sherwood split two lap cars coming out of turn two and that move was just enough for Sherwood to capture his first ever Oswego Speedway feature. Eric Beers who pitted for two fresh rear tires on lap 41 chased Sherwood across the line in second with a disappointed Fidanza dropping back to third. Wilbur Hebing driving the Kenny Troyer owned car ended up fourth with Earl Paules making a last lap, last turn pass to capture fifth at the checkers. “ Yea we got it ( a feature win at Oswego ) the car ( Troyer ) was great “ said the smiling Lee Sherwood. “ We’ve had a good car here for the last couple of years and we haven’t been able to put it all together. I knew we were capable of winning and I even thought we could win it from the back. There’s a lot of tough racecars out there as you can never really think you can get to the front immediately. The car was just great as it was getting into and through the middle of the turn so good, it made it very easy to drive. “

Lee started in 19th position and the former multi time track champion at the now closed Tioga Motorsports Park was taking his time coming up through the field. But on lap seven with Lee in 14th position his race was nearly over with as a multi car turn one spin happened right in front of him. “ I really didn’t think we hurt anything when we spun “ said Lee. “ I slowed down for the caution and got popped from behind and all it did was turn me down into the inside wall. I hit the wall with the front bumper and I know I didn’t hit any of the tires. The guys on the pit crew said that all that was done was the front bumper was pushed in and we were good to go. I didn’t want to give up anymore track position so that is why I didn’t pit and that was our game plan right from the start not to pit unless we had to. “
After the spin Lee immediately moved to the rarely used outside groove and this enabled the veteran driver to pick off his competition one by one as he worked his way to the front. “ The car was really good getting in the corner “ summed the driver who cashed a $2,800 first place check. “ I could gain a lot of ground getting in the corner cause I had the whole race track to use. It seemed like our car was turning better in the middle of the corner than the other cars. A lot of the cars coming up through and even the top five cars when I got to them were tight in the middle of the turns because of the race track being so green. I didn’t worry too much about going to the top because all those guys I was racing with were good drivers and they were only going to go as hard as their cars would allow them, it all worked out fine. “ The driver of the Vic Hooker / Gary’s U - Pull - It sponsored car entered the top five quietly on lap 42. Sherwood then drew attention with outside passes for fourth and third on laps 44 and 47 respectively. Sherwood made up a full straightaway in just ten laps as he motored around Dave Wollaber for second on lap 57 and then set sail for the leader Fidanza. With Fidanza entering heavy lap traffic on lap 68 Sherwood closed in on the back bumper of Fidanza. “ Honestly I was thinking it was my chance, probably my only chance “ said Lee about being on the back bumper of Sege and in heavy lap traffic. “ His car was going away as I had a pretty good view of him there for a few laps. As he was slipping up the race track more and more each passing lap, I knew his tires were going away. Honestly it took me so long to run him down I used up some of my tires and I really didn’t know if there was anything I could do with him once I got there. Then we came up on the lap traffic and I kind of figured that was going to be my shot if I was ever going to have one. “

When Fidanza slipped up the track in turn one just after completing lap 71 Sherwood now with Beers on his back bumper moved underneath for the lead. “ Luckily most of the lap cars got down on the bottom “ recalled Lee. “ Their spotters must have told them that the leaders were coming and most of them were gentlemen about it. It was a little bit exciting up there and it all worked out ok. “ With less than a lap remaining and who was going to win still in doubt Sherwood made a daring up the middle pass between two lap cars exiting turn two to finally clear lap traffic that had bottled him up for two laps. Lee was asked what his feeling was after making the move and winning the race? “ Relief actually and all the wheels were still on it and we finally won one after all those years trying to win one here, I was pretty happy. “ It turned out to be a very good day for the Sherwood Family. “ My older son Bryan won the Microd feature today at Southern Tier today and my younger son Stephen races in the same class as Bryan and he ended up fourth today in his first race in that class. Pretty good day all around. “
“ We stopped there just past halfway to change tires because we had two left that we got by running the B Main “ said second place finisher Eric Beers. “ We weren’t going to win the way the car was before the pit stop as we had too much stagger. We were a little bit too free in the middle of the corners and I think we probably would have gotten to fifth and that would have been it. “ So on lap 41 when Chuck Hossfeld made contact with the outside turn three wall Beers pitted for the two fresh Hoosier tires. After pitting and returning Beers found himself using his customary Oswego outside groove. “ There wasn’t much of a top due to the track being green yet and the bottom had a lot of grip and the guys weren’t coming up off the bottom so you have to go around them. “
Eric who started 26th spoke about running the top groove. “ You had to really ease the car into the turn and stay as tight against the guys under you as you could. Because there wasn’t a whole lot out there, then we passed a few guys and got more and more confident out there that we could stick. “ Without the aid of a yellow after lap 41 Eric entered the top five with only 12 laps to go and he was literally a rocket coming to the front of the field. “ One caution there at the end would have played right into our favor “ said Eric. “ We wouldn’t had to chase everybody as we would have had them all bunched up and it would have been easier to pass them for sure. “ With Fidanza and Sherwood mired in heavy lap traffic from lap 69 on Beers reeled the leading duo in. “ I liked seeing it ( lap traffic ) “ said Beers. “ It made me catch them faster, but then when we got there they weren’t moving over and giving us room to race. If the lap cars are in one lane and the leader is in the other lane there is no where to pass him. I was at their mercy until the last lap ( when he cleared lap traffic ) and then it was too late. I got to here ( turn two ) and cleared lap traffic but by then it was over. “

“ Yea it was a tough one to lose “ said Super Sege Fidanza, who started second. “ We were getting tighter and tighter so we had to slow a lot going into the corners. But there was a car going down the back straightaway and I don’t know which car it was, but it was leaking water. We got in it down here ( turn three on lap 70 ), I thought it would be good down here ( turn one lap 71 ), he must have been dropping too much. It just got away from me as I was entering the corner and those two guys got past me. “ After two tries Fidanza took the lead on the start and at times opened up a huge lead over the rest of the field. Asked if this hard run early on cost him the race? Sege answered, “ I wasn’t running real hard. I had a push the whole race and the push got worse, usually you wear the right rear off and you get loose and that didn’t happen this time. “

Qualifying for the talented 39 car field saw heat races won by Tom McGrath, Zack Sylvester, Daren Scherer, Tommy Cloce, and Billy Putney, while the twin B mains were won by Hebing and Paules.





HOT NEWS AND RESULTS:


April 30 - Stafford Speedway - NASCAR WHELAN TOUR - 200 Laps
- Time 7th- Start 7 - Finish 3
Eric had a rocket ship at the end of the 200 Lap Stafford Sizzler and if he had one more caution near the end he may have had something for the top two competitors because he had a little fresher tires and if everything went his way if the caution came out his tires had a chance to come in before theirs did. However caution did not come out and the BRE Racing Team had a Podium finish with Driver Eric Beers. Half way through the race you never would have thought Eric would have a chance of a decent finish. The First half of the race saw Eric running a conservative race - not pushing too much because he knew he had to pit and you don't win the race on lap 100 of a 200 lap race. Stafford is a track of track position similar to Martinsville and you much hold your own on the restarts to keep position. After Eric pitted after half way he was in the rear and it seemed a car in front of him missed a shift and did not go which makes everyone behind that car bump together. So while the #3 Modified wa up against the wall it did not hurt anything. eric brought the car in for service again to have the crew check it out and they deemed it race worthy. From here the race unfolded in front of Eric. He had a fast car and the cars that had not pitted yet started to take their turn. Slowly but surely Eric made his way to the front. Third place at the race he missed last year due to injuries. The team is pumped and ready to go back to Stafford for the next tour race on Memorial weekend.A

April 15 - Mahoning Speedway, 100 laps - Start 20 Finish 4
It was homecoming at Mahoning Speedway for the 100 lap
opening night and and $3000 to win. Because we missed Pole Day we were forced to start from the rear in the heat. Two laps into the heat we went under the 76 and he came down and we jumped wheels. More times than not when two cars jump wheels, one of the two is going to break something. It was our turn and we broke the shock on the right front. Having to run the consi we knew we had to finish third or better. We stayed on the outside and while the 87 was taking up both lanes we held our line and finished in the spot we needed to get into the race.

Once the race started we were just waiting because 100 laps at Mahoning is a long time. A lot can happen. We tried to stay out of trouble and just let the race come to us. Things were going OK. A couple of events occurred that changed the race for us. On one of the wrecks happening in front of us - I slowed down but got pushed into the back of the 10 car which knocked the tow out and the car was not turning as good as it was earlier. Then on the restart when Eric was in third behind the leader, Rusty Smith, just before the green flag was thrown Eric was hit from behind , which jacked the car up causing the tires to spin and let DeFebo get down into second place. If Eric was Second at that point and Rusty spun the race could have had a different ending. Then on the last restart with 7 to go, Defebo was pushing Eric so high, even on the the yellow flag laps leading up to the restart, the fans in the grandstand were screaming for Eric to tuck it underneath the 53 car because it looked like he wanted to start outside pole. But Eric kept his outside line and when the 53 pushed Eric so far up in the marbles it took about 3-4 laps before the marbles came off the tires and he was able to race again. Good run - Car in one piece and the Horwith Trucking, Sunoco Race Fuels #9 will be back.



April 9 - Thompson Speedway, NASCAR WHELAN Tour 150 laps - Start 18 Finish 21
The car was good all weekend. The team did a great job preparing Ole Blue. We were in a great position when the race started and we were just waiting for the race to come to us because, remember this is a pit stop race. There was no need to being racing for the win on Lap 10. But as it happens on the opening race everyone is anxious to get going. When the the accident occurred we were stopped and waiting for the car in front to clear when we got hit from behind , breaking the right front and knocking the rear. We were just as good as the leaders at the end but we were 15 laps down and worked on some different things to make us better next time. I am really happy that we made it through the Thompson Race this year, although scathed but not wounded. This team will rebound and we will be right back on track for Stafford.

 




 







SEASON PREVIEW LETTER FROM ERIC
Hello everyone.
I hope all is well. Its that time of the year again. From now through November if there is a Modified race going on I am going to try to be there. Granted there are going to be some weekend's that it will be impossible to get from one location to the next to make the race. For example, we had Wyoming scheduled for June 18th but with the addition of Jennerstown to the schedule, it will be really difficult to get from Somerset, PA to Perry NY on time, to be competitive. So, for some of the races we will have to play it by ear. Unless someone has a helicopter and is not busy on certain weekend's. (lol)
I have a great feeling about this racing season. The BRE Racing Team is intact for the most part. (minus the Grosso's who will be preparing the 19 Major Motion Modified for Ronnie Silk on the NASCAR Tour) At our post season meeting everyone was ready to get started right then and there. All of our great sponsors and supporters of Ole Blue are back and we have added some new ones. (You will have to pick up the new autograph card) Competition on the NASCAR Tour is going to be as tough as ever as there were several driver changes and new teams coming aboard that only continues to solidify our division as the strongest of the NASCAR Touring Series. We plan to continue to concentrating on getting the 3 car to front every race and then let the race play itself out and see where we end up - Consistency is the key.
The Sunoco Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour continues to grow and offer an great alternative for those who don't want to travel to New England to race. The variety of tracks gives everyone a chance to do well. Growing up on the short tracks of PA, NJ and NY - I sure feel at home on this series. Our #9 Horwith Trucking, Sunoco Race Fuels Modified is up to the task after shaking it down, when competing in Florida and just missing out on getting our second Championship at New Smyrna. We are real close to having everything we need to run the entire RoC Tour on off weekends but of course could use a little extra. If anyone is interested in some exciting marketing opportunities, give David a call, 610-216-8585, he has some really neat stuff in store when we hit the RoC Tour - It is a low expense opportunity to gain some exposure and I take pleasure and pride representing companies that help support the sport we love - RACING. Of course if someone is interested we can also combine some our appearances on the RoC Tour and the NASCAR Tour to get the most bang for the buck.

Some dates to circle on your Calendar that are special races that I wouldn't want you to miss:
April 9th- Thompson (NASCAR Opener), May 7th- Oswego (RoC opener), June 10th - Mahoning (RoC Tour- My home track), June 17th - Jennerstown (great Modified track plus Jimmy Spencer signing autographs), July 15th - New Hampshire (Modified's on the 1 mile track), July 26th - Seekonk (TVMS - $10,000 to win), Sept 2- Martinsville (Modifieds under the lights), Sept 16 - Oswego (The RoC - need I say more), Nov 4 - North South Shootout (One of these years I am going to win this one). These are few of the highlights. Every race you go to is a challenge and when you win you have earned it. Thanks to everyone for all you do for me and the teams and I hope to see everyone along the road. If you ever need anything give me a quick email at beersmotorsports@verizon.net.

See ya soon- Eric

PS - Forgot to talk about September 9th at Thompson. This is a Modified Fan's dream. Three different Modified Series coming together. Talk about great vision by a promoter. Way to go Mr Hoening for being the gracious host and to Andy and Jack Bateman for putting it on the schedule. I will definetly race the NASCAR Tour in the 3, the RoC Race in the 9 and will have to work on finding a way to race the TVMS.


March 7th - Eric was taken in for emgengency surgery on Tuesday night to remove his appendix. All went well and he is on the road to recovery. The pain started on Sunday the 5th while at the campground in Foxboro. MA after spending all day Saturday signing autographs at Race-A-Rama. A great day for all as many fans came out to get their racing fix in the the dreary days of winter. The Icebreaker will be here before you know it

Sat, February 18 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 25 Laps - Start 5 Finish 3
Finished third in race and third in points

Lost in the Andy Seuss Championship celebration was the fact that Kevin Goodale picked up his first win of Speedweeks.
Goodale had a near perfect night. He was the night’s quickest qualifier, then quickly moved through the field and passed Jimmy Blewett with just two laps to go to take the 25-lap feature race victory.The pass for the lead wasn’t entirely clean though. Goodale laid the bumper to Blewett, leaving Blewett a little unhappy. “I was setting him up for a while,” said Goodale. “I was trying to get by him on the outside for a little while, but he was tight so even if I did take him on the outside, he would’ve pushed up in the middle of the corner and got into me. So we went around and around I was pushing him a little bit to try to get him further up the track. He would keep his speed low in the corner to keep his car low, so I just got him at the right time on the second to last lap so it was good. I knew I could check out after that. I was good.”Blewett didn’t see it the same way.“It was a dirty move,” said Blewett. “It’s a 25-lap race. I guess he really wanted to win. If that’s the way he wants to race to win, then one favor returns another. He’ll get his. It’s no big deal. The car’s still in one piece. I thought we were going to wreck when he bonzied me, so we’re happy to still be in one piece. I thought about paying him back, but I’m not going to do it.” The move couldn’t take the sweetness away from the win for Goodale. “After last night we knew we had a good car,” added Goodale. “We had a good run last night but we got it even better tonight. After hot laps, I knew we had the car to beat. It was just going to be a matter of getting to the front. Jimmy was tight in the middle and it was getting worse and worse. The other guys were catching me from behind so I had to do something and we got by him

Kevin Goodale (58)
Jimmy Blewitt (12)
Eric Beers (9)
Chuck Hossfeld (22)
Andy Suess (70)
Earl Paules (81)
Mike Andrews Jr. (36)
Billy Anderson (14)
Jim Storace (47)
Jon McKennedy (8)
Tim Arre (2)
Jo Wesley Swartout (25)
Ryan Smith (26)
Adam Horwith (95)
Ted Christopher (80)
John Blewitt III (00)



Fri, February 17 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 100 Laps - 20th
Lifter in engine broke - did two laps and pulled in.
BEERS’ NIGHT ENDS BEFORE IT STARTS
Before his Evans Memorial could even get started, Eric Beers’s chances for victory were over. After a few hot laps to get temperatures and tires up to snuff, Beers noticed a problem with his #9 machine.

“We ended up losing a cylinder before the race went green in the hot laps,” said Beers. “We were hoping it was a spark plug wire or something. All the wires were on, so we went out and made a few laps. We came in and they pulled off the valve cover and we have a lifter that was broke. There was no sense in running it. The engines cost a lot more than the purse is.”

Making matters worse for Beers was that the poor result
has taken him out of the points lead with just one race remaining.





Thur, February 16 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 25 Laps Time Last - Finish 8
During Time Trials Eric was in the middle of a wicked fat lap when all of a sudden coming out of 4 the left rear tire blew out and the car went around and hit the right front. Unable to continue Eric started the race in 20th. When the Lap 9 big wreck happened Eric got through and should have restarted 6th or 7th. But somebody screwed up and put Eric in 9th. He worked his way around the 81 car and then rode out the rest of the race and it looked like he was unsure of waht the rookie in the 8 would do if Eric tried to go under him. Not bad for a car that hadthe right front pretty much ripped off. The car came in after the race and immediately up on Jack stand pulled everything off the front and were working on getting it as good as possible for tommorow nights 100 lapper.

Mike Andrews Jr. (36)
Rob Summers (19)
John Blewitt III (00)
Andy Suess (70)
Tony Hanbury(4)
Chuck Hossfeld (22)
Jon McKennedy (8)
Eric Beers (9)
Earl Paules (81)
Ted Christopher (14)
Kevin Goodale (58)
Jo Wesley Swartout (25)
Ryan Preese (41)
Dave Sapienza (38)
Jimmy Blewitt (12)
Lou Cicconi (30)
Buck Catalano (45)
Jim Storace (47)
Donny Lia (18)
Chris Pasteryak (5)
Zach Sylvester (79)
Adam Horwith (95)
Tyler Haydt (26)
Luke Flemings (U2)
Tim Arre (2)
Rob McMillian(80)


Wed, February 15 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 50 Laps
- Fast time: 17.341 -Redraw 1st
This win goes to the crew. Holy Mackral. If you could have seen the car the night before you would have said - Done - put a fork in it - no way they will be ready for the 50 lapper. Well. . . they worked until 3:00 AM and then were back at the track by 9:30 AM and worked on the car until time trials. Eric never did take the car out in practice. The first time he got in the car was for time trails and Ill be if he did not go out and set fast time and finally got a little luck and redraw pole. WHAT A TEAM. Everybody doing their part.
The race saw early compettion with Eric and Donny Lia racing side by side for several laps. On on the about three restarts it looked like Donny got a little loose exiting turn four and could not recover and ended up riding the front retaing wall. That was a shame becasue that would have been fun to watch. From there Eric ran his own race. Running his own pace with a car that looked smooth as silk.


NASCAR TOUR MODS

1. Eric Beers (9)

2. Mike Andrews Jr. (36)

3. John Blewitt III (00)

4. Chuck Hossfeld (22)

5. Rob Summers (19)

6. Andy Suess (70)

7. Kevin Goodale (58)

8. Tony Hanbury(4)

9. Dan Sammons (0)

10. Jim Storace (47)

11. Ryan Preese (41)

12. Chris Flemings (U2)

13. Dave Sapienza (38)

14. Earl Paules (81)

15. Jay Wesley Swartout (25)

16. Tim Arre (2)

17. Jimmy Blewitt (12)

18. Adam Horwith(95)

19. Tyler Haydt (26)

20. Chris Pasteryak (5)

21. Donny Lia (18)

22. Buck Catalano (45)

23. Zach Sylvester (79)

24. Ted Christopher (14)

25. Jon McKennedy (8)

26. Rob McMullin (80)



Tue, February 14 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 25 Laps
Eric timed 13th and proceeded to get wrecked on Lap 1 - It was not pretty. All four corners of the car were bent and the crew got back to the house at 3:00 AM after working to get the car ready for Wednesday night 50 lapper
Donny Lia is in about the same position at Florida Speedweeks he was last year at this point in the week. His #18 LMI Motorsports modified was fast every single night and was always running up front.

But the results have been very different. Last year, Lia was always running into some bad luck. An accident here and a broken part there always seemed to keep him from earning victories.
Donny Lia picked up his second win of Speedweeks on Tuesday. (Howie Hodge Photo)
This year though, things are working for Donny instead of against him… especially in the luck department.
Luck was on Donny’s side on Tuesday night. Starting third, Lia survived not one, but two early restarts that collected cars right on front of him en route to his second-straight Speedweeks victory.That’s not to say that the win came easy for Donny, but following the lap two accident after the restart, things were just a little bit easier.Kevin Goodale and Jimmy Blewett started on the front row. To start the race, Blewett went around in turn one. But since a lap wasn’t completed, there was a complete restart. Goodale got the jump the second start, but as the field roared down into turn one after completing the first lap, al hell broke loose.Both Goodale and Blewett went spinning. Behind them, several cars piled in. When all was said and done, Ted Christopher, John Blewett, Chuck Hossfeld, Eric Beers, Zach Sylvester, Ryan Preese and several others found themselves waded up in turn one..
Somehow, Donny Lia was able to sneak through the mess, which was triggered by a bunch of oil on the track laid down by Rob Summers.
Without his major competition chasing him down, Lia cruised on to the win, leading every lap from there on out.“It was just a matter of staying out of trouble tonight,” said Lia. “Those guys were out there out of freaking control. The only lap that we ever completed with the 58 (Goodale) and 12 (Jimmy Blewett) in front of me, they were just killing each other. The next lap, all hell broke loose. I don’t know if he just went in the corner and spun out or what. I didn’t feel any oil, but I heard there was some on the track.”There was plenty of oil on the track. And with all the oil, Lia was luck to get through it all clean.
“I was just lucky tonight. I guess right now, luck is on our side. I’ll ride it for as long as I can. It isn’t every day that you can be in victory lane two nights in a row. It is the first time in my career ever. I am pretty happy right now.
“Maybe we paid our dues last year. Maybe it is given back to us, because we gave away quite a few down here last year. I was worried we might give tonight’s away because of fuel. We were out there for so long. You just never know. I was nervous. I kept thinking that any minute, we were going to run out of fuel.”Even though Lia was lucky enough to make it through the second-lap melee, his car was still dominant enough to keep ahead of the rest of the field, which wasn’t going to lay down and just settle for second on back. “We are still working on this car. It will get better as the week goes. We are just running with some luck on our side now. One of these days, we’ll be good and lucky, and then we’ll be complete. But right now, I’ll take it how I can get it.“I said it last night and I’ll say it again; I got he best group of guys I’ve ever, ever worked with. They are awesome. Once we get the entire race car figured out and we get some systems going, I think we’ll be really really good. I think we are good right now, but I think we can get a lot better.”

That could be bad news for the rest of the Modified field.

NIGHT FIVE NOTES: MODS

THE BIG ONE’S FALL OUT
It happens at some point every year during Modified action at Speedweeks.
“The big one;” the big accident that takes out several big name drivers, just like what happens at Daytona just a few miles north of New Smyrna every year. This year, it came on night five.“I guess Robbie Summers blew an oil line and oiled up the track,” said Jimmy Blewett, the night’s quick qualifier and one of the first to get taken out in the accident. “I guess no one called it or could see it. It was just racing. What can you do?
“Going into one, there was nothing you can do. The thing just took off. I was going faster into the fence than I was on the straightaway. There is nothing you can do. It has been total bad luck and total chaos. I just feel bad for everyone who puts all their work into this thing.”

Eric Beers was also involved. He was able to make a couple of more laps after the wreck, but retired just a few laps later. Beers was mad that all of the drivers involved in the first accident, the one before the ‘big one’ happened, were given their starting spots back for the complete restart that eventually led to the big accident.
“We got the green and got into one and a whole bunch of cars spun out,” said Beers. “They threw the caution for the wreck and they let all five or six cars that were involved in the wreck back in their spots. That’s ridiculous. Once the green’s thrown then the race has started and you can’t have a complete restart. They have to put those guys at the back of the field. If you’re involved in a wreck then you’re involved in a wreck and you don’t get your spot back.

“Then Robby blew a motor down the frontstretch and there’s oil all over the track and they don’t throw the caution? It ended up destroying four good cars. Maybe whoever’s directing these races needs another guy up there in the tower or flagstand or wherever. I know it’s hard to see the whole track the whole time but when a guy blows up and drops oil all over the track it’s not that hard to notice and throw the caution. That wouldn’t happen anywhere but here.”

Maybe the biggest loser in the whole deal was Chuck Hossfeld. Hossfeld, who was leading the points coming into the night after a first and second in the previous two nights, was another innocent victim. Hossfeld was able to continue a run a few laps, but his 15th-place finish will hurt his championship hopes.
“Somebody blew up and when he did, he laid oil and water down and that was the reason for the wreck,” said Hossfeld. “Everyone was slipping around when they got there and it ruined a lot of guys’ nights. I don’t know how they don’t throw the caution when someone blows up like that.

“It cost a lot of cars and a lot of work and a lot of money.”

Both John Blewett and Preese were also upset.

“Robbie Summers blew up on the start and he must have coated the entire turn down with water because everyone just piled in behind one another on the next lap,” said John Blewett. “It was like someone threw a can of marbles out there. There was nothing I could do except lock ‘em up and hope that no one plows into the back of you.”

“I saw a lot of oil on the track and they didn’t call it I guess,” said Preese. “I got on the brakes and slid out. I thought it was just cold tires. When I got into one and two, it went straight into the wall. Everyone just went into the turn and we all went straight toward the wall. That isn’t very safe. I got on the brakes and saw myself going forward. I tired to let off, but it didn’t really work much

“I figured we’d go 10-15 laps before our first caution. I was just going to wait around. I was really hoping to come out of here with a top-five tonight. Things happen.”




1. Donny Lia (18)
2. Chris Pasteryak (5)
3. Mike Anderews Jr. (36)
4. Andy Suess (70)
5. Tim Arre (2)
6. Jay Wesley Swartout (25)|
7. Danny Sammons (0)
8. Buck Catalano (45)
9. Tyler Haydt (26)
10. Dave Sapienza (38)
11. Earl Paules (81)
12. Jon McKennedy (8)
13. Chris Flemings (U2)
14. Eric Beers (9)
15. Chuck Hossfeld (22)
16. Adam Horwith(95)
17. Kevin Goodale (58)
18. Jimmy Blewitt (12)
19. John Blewitt III (00)
20. Ryan Preese (41)
21. Zach Sylvester (79)
22. Ted Christopher (14)
24. Dennis Costa (80)
25. Robbie Summers (19

Mon, February 13 - New Smyrna Speedway, Daytona Florida - 25 Laps
- Finish 3rd
Donny Lia’s #18 car was slipping and sliding around New Smyrna Speedway on Monday night. He was barely hanging on to it, but Lia was so fast that even with a loose racecar he still couldn’t be beat.
Donny Lia led all 30 laps en route to Monday night's win. (51 Photos)
Lia led every lap in Monday’s fourth night of Speedweeks racing at New Smyrna, but it was hardly an easy win for the Long Islander. Chuck Hossfeld and Eric Beers had their targets on Lia in the final laps, but neither could make the move. Lia held on to his ill-handling car to capture the first win of 2006.
“We’ve been chasing tires since we got down here,” said Lia. “We thought we had it figured out but for whatever reason the right rear took off and we ended the race with a lot more stagger than we anticipated. I was really hanging on for pretty much the whole race.”If Chuck Hossfeld had his way, Lia wouldn’t have had to worry about hanging onto the lead because he wouldn’t have even been there. Lia and Hossfeld led the field to the green, but Hossfeld got the jump on the initial start. With only one lap complete, the Bobby Grigas, III car spun on the backstretch bringing out the yellow. Lia was given the top spot back, leaving Hossfeld fuming.
“We won tonight, it’s that simple,” said Hossfeld. “I don’t usually talk like that but I beat Donny on the original start, they threw a caution for a crash, and then he took the lead back and threw the green anyway. Simply put I got f**ked and I lost. It’s f**ked up.”
There was only one lap complete, so Hossfeld still had time go get back up to Lia. The two fought nose to tail for the remainder of the race, and a number of cautions allowed Hossfeld a chance to get the lead back, but Lia’s car, as loose as it was, was still stout on the restarts.
“I was so loose that I knew if we went through one and two side by side, he’d have a good shot to drive around me off the corner because I had no forward bite,” said Lia. “I had to be clear going into turn one or I wouldn’t have had the lead for very long. I had to do everything I could do to get a good jump going into one so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything.”

In the closing laps, it was Lia ahead of Hossfeld and Eric Beers who were all racing nose to tail. Hossfeld put pressure on Lia’s bumper but wasn’t able to take the top spot by the fall of the checkers.
“Chuck ran me clean. He and I are good friends and we have fun racing each other but we keep it clean. I’m sure he probably could’ve taken care of me there at the end but he raced me how I would’ve raced him so I have to thank him for that.”

It was a win that came sooner in Speedweeks than Lia had been anticipating. Since his announcement that he will be running at least eight ARCA RE/MAX Series races for Hagans Racing, Lia has been working with an all-new crew on his modified this year. Lia and his team may still be familiarizing themselves to one another, but the chemistry is there and it showed on Monday night.

“I’ve got a new group of guys here and it’s a really good bunch. We’ve got Doug Chouinard calling the shots and everyone’s done a great job. We’re learning together and they’ve been busting their ass for a few days now so I’m really proud of them.”


BEERS NOT HAPPY ABOUT FIRST RESTART EITHER
Chuck Hossfeld was not the only driver pissed about the first restart of Monday’s race. Eric Beers and Andy Seuss both were fighting to restart third and were running side by side on the restart. John Blewett, III was restarting on the outside lane, so the three drivers were three-wide when the green flag flew. With no room for comfort, Beers backed out of the throttle and was immediately bounced around forcing him back to eighth.

“Honestly I feel like I got screwed on the first restart,” said Beers. “I had a car go on the inside of me and on the outside of me and they ended up throwing the green flag and it knocked us back to eighth because we got run over a couple times. It was unbelievable.
“I don’t know what the hell is wrong with them that they can’t see that. If they’re going to throw the green flag with cars still three wide then they’re going to kill somebody. The officials have to straighten themselves out because they cost us the race. I’m happy that I was lucky enough to drive all the way back up from eighth to third and we were running right there with Chuck and Donny at the end.”

SEUSS NOT IMPRESSED WITH BEERS’ GAMES -
(This is a classic case of a driver opening his mouth without knowing all the facts)
True Value Modified Series Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver Andy Seuss was another driver frustrated with the antics on the first restart of the night. Seuss’ was the inside of the three-wide cars and he thought that Eric Beers was up to some games by making it three-wide.

“There was a lot of games being played, especially on the restarts,” said Seuss. “A lot of people were being a little weird out there. I don’t know what some of those guys were thinking. There were a lot of games being played, especially by Eric Beers. I don’t know what he was thinking sometimes. He was trying to grab some other people’s spots.”

NASCAR TOUR MODS

1. #18 Donny Lia
2. #22 Chuck Hossfeld
3. #9 Eric Beers
4. #00 John Blewitt
5. #70 Andy Seuss
6. #12 Jimmy Blewitt
7. #14 Ted Christopher
8. #36 Mike Anderews Jr.
9. #58 Kevin Goodale
10. #09 Bobby Grigas III
11. #8 Jon McKennedy
12. #38 Dave Sapienza
13. #89 Todd Burley
14. #19 Rob Summers
15. #5 Chris Pasteryak
16. #41 Ryan Preese
17. #47 Jim Storace
18. #2 Tim Arre
19. #4 Dave Koroleski
20. #25 J. Wesley Swartout
21. #45 Buck Catalono
22. Tyler Haydt (26)
23. Lou Cicconi (30)
24. #95 Adam Horwith
25. #80 Dennis Costa
26. #81 Earl Paules




Fri, February 10 - New Smyrna Speedway, Dayton Florida - 25 Laps
- Finish 2nd
Eric must be pretty happy with the car tonight - He timed 1st with an unofficial lap of 17.3. Stay tuned for results.

Eric started the race 5th worked his way up to third and had to wait for the numerous cautions. He held on for a respectable 2nd place finish on the first night. Stay tuned for Eric thoughts on the race and a onlookers recap
Finish
Chuck Hossfeld (22
Eric Beers (9)
Kevin Goodale (58)
Robbie Summers (19)
John Blewett III (00)
Donny Lia (18)
Andy Suess (70)
Tim Arre (2)
Bobby Grugas III (09)
Jon McKennedy (8)
Earl Paules (81)
Dave Koroleski (4)
Steve Whitt (06)
Jay Wesley Swartout (25)
Jim Storace (47)
Ted Christopher (14)
Jimmy Blewett (12)
Todd Burley (89)
Mike Ewainitsko (36)
Dave Sapienza (38)
Buck Catalano (45)
Adam Horwith (95)
Dennis Costa (80)
Chris Pasteryak (5)
Tyler Haydt (26)


January 21-Eric Beers Annual Racing Party- Cementon Park
This year the party has been moved to Cementon Park. The party had an atmosphere that everyone wanted to be there and have a good time. Many dances, the racing videos of Eric's wins from 2005 were playing in addition to some races from the Flemington Days. Some of the highlights of the night include Howie dancing with many different partners including his buddy Mike Beck. Also Lori Kerper, Eric's sister presented Eric with a commenorative plaque with the win from Seekonk. Her speech talked about how she has been going to the races since the old Nazareth Dirt days in Dad's red pik up truck and when Eric won at Seekonk how proud he has made all of his family freiends and fans. Keep up the great work. Friend from MA, NJ, CT, PA and NJ were represented at the party and everyone played a vital role in helping eric reach the level he is at today. Keep up the great work everyone and we will be posting the results from New Symrna before you know it.


NASCAR Modified Driver Eric Beers set to kick off 2006 season

Northampton, PA. . . Hard to believe but the 2006 racing season is upon us and Eric Beers will be back on the track soon. Coming off a successful 2005 Asphalt Modified season that saw Eric finish 5th in NASCAR Modified Tour Points, expectations are high for 2006.

Coming off a year of first’s for Eric – winning his first NASCAR TOUR Event (Seekonk Speedway) plus several ROC Tour events including the Lancaster Speedway US Open, Eric hopes to start off the year by recapturing the Modified Championship at New Smyrna Speedway Speedweeks, competing for the NASCAR Tour Championship and competing in as many RoC Tour events as the schedule allows.

But before hitting the track, the season will open with the annual Eric Beers Racing Party. The party is a celebration of the past season and a preview of the upcoming year. Besides the great food, fun, dancing and live entertainment there will be videos of the races from 2005 and prizes to be given away. You never know what you could win at the party so you don’t want to miss it.

The 2006 Eric Beers Racing Party is set for Saturday, January, 21 at the Cementon Park, Whitehall, PA. This is a new location for the party and offers more space as the party has grown from year to year. Your ticket to a great night of fun is only $20, there is a limited number of tickets and they are available by calling 610-261-9468 or emailing beersmotorsports@verizon.net. Don’t wait the tickets are going fast and Eric wants you to join him to get ready for the 2006 Modified Season. If you get a chance you could also get tickets from Eric at the Motorsports Show in Fort Washington on January 14, as Eric will be signing autographs at the Checkered Dreams booth from 1-3 PM.

 



 

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