†††††††††††††††††††† Oakland Valley Speedway

†††††††††††††††††† Race Report by JohnSainz

 

April 23,2011: Welcome back to Oakland Valley Speedway! After a very long, snowy, cold winter, and a rainy wet spring, our 2011 racing season has finally begun. With the first two weeks of the season rained out, wewere able to completethe first points race of the year. Although it looked doubtful by the weather forecasts, John Diotte and his crew were able to get the track into great racing condition. Lots of grip and very smooth. Thanks John.

†† The nights features started out with the Heavys class and it was a very fast Jason Wolfe in a new kart for this year taking the first checkered flag of the season. Brianna Hasenflue , making her debut in the Heavys class, battled with always fast Randy McCullough, and held him off to take second with Randy third. The Kid Kart class had Johnny Diotte,III taking his first win over John Kendall. Devin Greer was our only Rookie Champ and looked good out there. We had a Rookie Slingshot , Carly Dippel, getting valuable track time.

††† The Lights class had Dennis Mathews taking the win over a close Glen Varner. Good race. The Junior Slingshots were next and it was Tyler Johnston running away with the race. There was an incident involving Erin Paulison , whose Slingshot made some contact coming out of turn two and bounced off the wall and proceded to roll several times before coming to rest on itís side. Erin exited the car once it was turned on itís wheels and she looked to be fine. The car however needs a little work. Thank God for seatbelts. The Junior Sportsman Champ class was next and it was Sean Glennon taking the win by a good margin. Tighe Sherlock was second in his Jr. Sportsman Champ debut with Anthony Wood a close third.

††† In Junior Rookie Raelleigh Silvernail takes the win, Anthony Roselli in Junior 1, wins and in Junior Clone, Trevor Ross wins. There will be a few more Junior class drivers added as the season goes on. Junior Stock saw McKenzie Hasenflue taking the win over a close Patrick Dempsey and in Senior Stock, John Wolfe took the win over Dan Ryder and Gary Vandermeulen. In our Junior 3 class, it was Jared Silvernail pulling away for the win over Hali Vandermeulen and Carissa June.

†† We had a Mediums class, and it looks like it will be a great class this year. Dennis Mathews took the win over last years Junior Stock Champ Dan (formerly Danny) Hoeffner. In Junior 2, it was defending Champion Colin Belanger picking up where he left off, taking the win over his brother Tyler and Sean Glennon. The Senior Slingshots had Charlie Lawrence taking the win over Rob Hocker and Tyler Pirone. The Senior Champ class made itís return to the track, with John Sainz taking the checkered flag over Joseph Kata and Bob Mattera.

††† Thanks to all who believed in the track forecast and not the weather channel, that came out to race with us. It should be great weather for next weekend, so we look forward to seeing everyone at the track.

Please stop by and get your track photos from BK Photos at the sigh in booth. Becky will be set up at the table with your pictures. Ralph Corwin will have some of your photos too. He can be found around the track grounds.

 

Race results:

 

Heavys:

1.(24) Jason Wolfe (14.550)

2. (9m) Brianna Hasenflue (14.568)

3. (82) Randy McCullough (14.464)fastest lap speed 49.779

4. (611) Corey Wood (14.776)

5. (72) Kevin Morgan (14.883)

6. (27) Roger Belanger (14.911)

7. (10) Dan Hoeffner (14.937)

8. (9) Michael Lybolt (15.489)

 

Kid Kart:

1. (6) Johnny Diotte,III

2. (55) John Kendall (18.940) fastest lap speed 38.015

 

Rookie Champ:

††† ††1.(17) Devin Greer (19.318) fastest lap speed 37.271

 

Rookie Slingshot:

1. (32) CarlyDippel (20.833) fastest lap speed 34.561

 

Lights:

1. (6) Dennis Mathews (14.703)

2. (53x) Glen Varner (14.596) fastest lap speed 49.329

3. (32) Chris Predmore (14.979)

4. (12) Aaron Doolittle (14.998)

5. (712) Dylan Wood (15.115)

6. (44j) Josh DeGroodtgt (16.249)

 

Junior Slingshot:

1.(5) Tyler Johnston (15.022) fastest lap speed 47.930

2. (62) Brandon McGill (15.764)

3. (91) Bobby Flood (15.864)

4. (2) McKenzie Tresch (15.804)

5. (3) Cole Hentschel (16.040)

6. (69c) Collin Dubois (16.043)

7. (555) Leo Fotopoulos (16.673)

8. (37e) Erin Paulison

 

Junior Sportsman Champ:

1. (77) Sean Glennon (15.615) fastest lap speed 46.110

2. (10) Tighe Sherlock (16.041)

3. (20) Anthony Wood (15.816)

4. (5) Ryan Quackenbush (16.194)

5. (4) Samantha Mattera (16.465)

6. (2) Robert Mattera (16.660)

7. (3) Jessica Mattera(17.513)

 

Jr1:

1.( 10) Anthony Roselli (18.048)

 

Jr Rookie:

1. (36) Raelleigh Silvernail (18.244)

 

Jr Clone:

1. (00) Trevor Ross (15.733)

 

Junior Stock:

1. (9m) McKenzie Hasenflue (14.591)

2. (414) Patrick Dempsey (14.475) fastest lap speed 49.741

3. (16) Dominick Roselli (14.817)

4. (10) Brett Romer (14.953)

5. (11) Kelby Quackenbush

 

Senior Stock:

1. (2) John Wolfe (14.813) fastest lap speed 48.606

2. (20) Dan Ryder (15.213)

3. (2) Gary Vandermeulen (15.366)

 

Junior 3:

1. (27j) Jared Silvernail (15.592)

2. (27) Hali Vandermeulen (16.316)

3. (19j) Carissa June (15.568) fastest lap speed 46.249

 

Mediums:

1. (6) Dennis Mathews (14.834) fastest lap speed 48.537

2. (10) Dan Hoeffner (14.842)

3. (54a) Alex Wanerus (15.016)

4. (27) Roger Belanger (14.964)

5. (D) Aaron Doolittle (15.122)

6. (9) Michael Lybolt (15.678)

 

Junior 2:

1. (4) Colin Belanger (15.095)

2. (9) Tyler Belanger (15.173)

3. (37) Sean Glennon (15.194)

4. (99) Lane Saville (15.076) fastest lap speed 47.758

 

Senior Slingshot:

1. (4) Charlie Lawrence (14.790) fastest lap speed 48.682)

2. (54) Rob Hocker (14.850)

3. (18) Tyler Pirone (14.884)

4. (96) Tyler Treacy (15.333)

5. (06) Shaina Barker (15.394)

6. (69c) Tyler Boniface (15.222)

DNS (1) Tyler Dippel

 

Senior Champ:

1. (20) John Sainz (15.406) fastest lap speed 46.735

2. (56) Joseph Kata (15.446)

3. (55) Bob Mattera (15.872)

4. (21) Aaron Turner (16.093)

Fastest Laps of the night:

†† Jr Kart:(414) Patrick Dempsey (14.475)

†† Sr Kart:(82) Randy McCullough (14.464)

†† Jr Slingshot:(5) Tyler Johnston (15.022)

†† Sr Slingshot: (4) Charlie Lawrence (14.790)

Number of entries:52 Karts ,16 Slingshots