July 24th, 2016
Wright Wins NYSS at Spencer Speedway, Winner Gullo DQ’d by Colleen D’Hondt

  Defending series champion Tim Gullo was a man on a mission at Spencer Speedway on July 22nd. The series has been very competitive this year and he has been caught up in some wrecks. Determined to turn his luck around, he won his heat and then led all 25 laps of the feature. But the trophy and first place bragging rights ended up going to Mitchell Wright from Henrietta, NY. The post-race inspection determined that the heads on the Gullo machine didn’t follow the rule book.

  Mitchell Wright has been a bridesmaid several times this year. His car always runs good and he knows how to make it handle at every track where he has competed. Mitchell’s family are his biggest supporters with brother Mason and father Sonny turning the wrenches. They are a team that helps any other team when necessary and they truly enjoy the competition in the New York Super Stock series.

  There were a total of 26 cars on hand to qualify for the race. Race promoter Bobby Lippa Jr decided to pitch in the money for the last 2 starting positions so that all cars could take the green flag for the 25 lap feature. The first 14 laps showed side by side racing throughout the field. A horrific crash happened on the frontstretch at the end of lap 14 that involved series regulars Mark Ramsey, Jimmy Steffenhagen and Kevin Ide. Something broke on Ramsey’s car just as Steffenhagen was attempting to lap him. Steffenhagen’s car got airborne and landed hard on the track. Ide drove his car directly to the pits. Ramsey’s car was destroyed.No drivers were injured and the red flag was displayed for the track to be cleaned up.

  On the restart, Brandon Larner’s car stopped going down the backstretch to bring out the caution one more time.

  The race went green the rest of the way. There were many laps of side by side racing throughout the field and great passes in the outside groove. Everyone was talking about Brianna Dinzler who was up to 4th place. She was hit in the rearend when the caution flew and this loosened her car up. She finished a respectable 8th with an ill handling car. The top ten were Wright, Billy Coyle, Bill Frisbie Jr, Terry Cheetham, Willie Strusz, Chris Vogler, Nate Peckham, Brianna Dinzler, Steve Pesarek and Timmy Catalano.

  The next race for the series is August 5th at Spencer Speedway. 

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