Hossfeld goes Back-to-Back on the Weekend with Wins at Lancaster and Spencer
August 27, 2019
RICH SHARPE SCORES “TRIBUTE TO KEN HECKLER 51” FOR LANCASTER STREET STOCKS WHILE CHUCK HOSSFELD SCORES LAST LAP RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES WIN
Lancaster, New York – (August 25, 2019) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., started 3rd, took the lead from Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., after Emerling and Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., slid up side-by-side in turn three to make a dramatic three wide move and go on to the victory in the last lap of Saturday’s 35-lap Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series event at New York International Raceway Park, home to Lancaster National Speedway.
“We’ve had a really good weekend,” stated Hossfeld from victory lane. “It was a crazy run down into turn three and they slid up and we were able to capitalize on it and get to victory lane. It’s a really good night for us and we want to recognize the Heckler family for all of their contributions to tonight. It’s a great win for us and we can’t ask for much better than this.”
Nye led the early laps of the event before Hossfeld took over and went on to the victory.
Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y., led all 51-laps of the Tribute to Ken Heckler “51” for the Lancaster Street Stock division. Sharpe held off Tim Welshans of West Valley, N.Y., and Chris Powers of Blasdell, N.Y., to score the victory.
The Lancaster Street Stock division has now been added to the Friday, September 27 portion of the 69th Annual Presque Isle Downs and Casino Race of Champions Weekend program at Lake Erie Speedway.
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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.