JANKOWIAK DOMINATES 65TH ANNIVERSARY R.o.C. Modified 100 AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY
July 28, 2019
ANDY JANKOWIAK DOMINATES SPENCER SPEEDWAY
PRESENTED BY WILBERT’S U PULL-IT
65TH ANNIVERSARY 100 WITH 3RD VICTORY OF THE SEASON
– Tom Barron, Race of Champions Super Stock Series and Dave Reiber Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders Also Winners –
Williamson, New York – (July 27, 2019) – Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., turned in a dominating performance to win the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Spencer Speedway presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It 65th Anniversary 100 this past Friday. It was the 9th victory of Jankowiak’s career, but first at Spencer.
Jankowiak drew the pole, used a timely pitstop and went on to win the 100-lap event.
“This was big for us,” stated Jankowiak. “We had a great car all night. Spencer has presented me with its challenges however tonight we were able to overcome them and end up in victory lane. I’m proud of our entire team. Everything went our way. I’m lucking to get to drive this car. Tonight was an awesome victory for this team and we’re going to celebrate this one.”
Jankowiak, flanked by Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., led the field to the green. Jankowiak had to withstand the advances of Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., to hang on to the top spot.
After a series of mid-race pitstops Jankowiak worked his way back to the spot and took command until the checkers flew. Wylie ended up second. Daryl Lewis of Ontario, N.Y., finished third.
Andy Jankowiak poses in victory lane at Spencer - Ken & Bev Dippel Photo
Tom Baron took the checkered flag in the Super Stock main - Bev & Ken Dippel Photo
Dave Reiber picked up the 4-cylinder win - Bev & Ken Dippel Photo
Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., finished fourth with Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., rounding out the top-five.
Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., posted the Speed51.com “Top of the Board” overall fast time in group time trials with a lap of 19.085 seconds with an average speed of 94.315 mph.
Hossfeld; Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., won the qualifying races.
Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y., picked up his second win in the Race of Champions Super Stock Series. Barron fended off the challenges of Joe Mancuso of Buffalo N.Y., who finished second. Tommy Krawczyk of West Seneca, N.Y., finished third.
Dave Reiber of Ontario, N.Y., won the Wilbert’s U Pull-It Four Cylinder division race. Reiber topped Jacob Gustafson of Webster, N.Y., (second) and Corey Capland of Ontario, N.Y. (third).
65th Anniversary 100: 1. Andy Jankowiak (12x), 2. Scott Wylie (88), 3. Daryl Lewis, Jr. (10), 4. Amy Catalano (64), 5. Eric Beers (45b), 6. Chuck Hossfeld (22), 7. Patrick Emerling (07), 8. Chris Finnochario (8), 9. Tommy Catalano (54c), 10. Alan Bookmiller (40), 11. Chris Risdale (1), 12. Karl Hehr (59), 13. Jack Ely (54e), 14. Austin Beers (19), 15. Tyler Catalano (54pj), 16. Jake Rought (40), 17. Timmy Catalano (45c), 18. Mike Leaty (25), 19. Daren Scherer (3), 20. Mike Ramos (1), 21. Kevin Miller (2)
Chris Porter is a motorsports journalist whose reporting has been published in multiple print and online media sources since 2004.
Chris has primarily covered Oswego Speedway, ISMA and other asphalt auto racing in upstate New York.