Story By: TOBY LAGRANGE / CRSA – FULTONVILLE, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series completed their second double header weekend Sunday night with the final visit of the season to the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.
The Fultonville quarter mile would produce another first time winner in 2019. That winner would be Dana Wagner.
The event was the eighth round of the season and the third round of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.
Josh Flint and Jerry Sehn led the field down to the green flag with Flint grabbing the early lead. Flint’s night almost came to an end early on when Justin Mills broke heading into turn three on lap one. Flint spun to avoid but was able to hold on to his position as he was not the reason for the caution flag.
When racing resumed Flint would remain out front with third place starter Dana Wagner closing in. A lap 21 restart for Cory Sparks would set up a four lap dash to the finish. Wagner would apply pressure to Flint but could not get past. Flint would take the checkered flag over Wagner.
Following the event, there was a technical rules violation involving the Brandon Wright Motorsports machine piloted by Flint. Wagner would be declared the race winner over Sehn, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegen and Darryl Ruggles. Heat races for the 16 car field were won by VanInwegen and Wagner.
The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mike Van Pelt, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Justin Mills, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to VanInwegen and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to John Scarborough (12th to 8th).
Kiser Wins CRSA Thriller At Fonda
The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series roared back into action Saturday night with their first stop of the season at the Fonda Speedway. When all was said and done a driver with a familiar last name sat in the hallowed ground known as victory lane at the Track of Champions.
Mike Kiser, making his first start of the 2019 season, made a last lap pass to take the win in the 20 lap A-Main event. The event was not only the seventh event of the CRSA season but the second in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.
The win paid $1,000 for Kiser and his team. Kiser also claimed the Pro Fab Engineering/Mike Van Dusen bonus of $700. The bonus was on the line for drivers who started in the fifth or sixth row and went on to pick up the win.
Thomas Radivoy and Sydney Prince led the strong 20 car field to the green however before a lap could be completed fifth place points runner Johnny Kolosek flipped on the front straight-a-way. He walked away from the incident. On the restart three drivers – Darryl Ruggles, Cory Sparks and Dana Wagner tangled in the short chute between turns three and four. All three would head pit side.
When racing was able to get started all eyes were on early race leader Sydney Prince. Prince looked strong on the lead, opening a large advantage over early second place runner Radivoy. The driver on the charge was Kiser.
Kiser, of Cooperstown, arrived late to the track and had no hot laps. He piloted the Powder Tech Powder Coatings number 99 in the third heat race and finished in a redraw position. He drew the ninth spot and set his sights on the front. Kiser moved into second past Radivoy late in the event and then quickly reeled in Prince.
As the duo came down to the white flag Kiser was all over the tail tank of Prince. Kiser used slower lapped traffic to his advantage and took the lead from Prince on the final lap. Kiser picked up the win over Prince, Radivoy, Justin Mills and Jeff Trombley.
Heat races for the 20 car field were won by Emily VanInwegen, Ruggles and Wagner.
The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mark Connoly, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Johnny Kolosek, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Prince, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Trombley (19th to 5th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Kiser.
The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday August 9th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.
Round #7 – Fonda Speedway – A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Mike Kiser, Sydney Prince, Thomas Radivoy, Justin Mills, Jeff Trombley, Emily VanInwegen, Dalton Herrick, John Scarborough, Mike Van Pelt, Mark Taylor, Jesse Pruchnik, Mark Connely, Link Pettit, Matt Priscott, Dana Wagner, Darryl Ruggles, Josh Flint, Cory Sparks, Johnny Kolosek, Mark Traver (DNS)
Round #8 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series) – A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Dana Wagner, Jerry Sehn, Dalton Herrick, Emily VanInwegen, Darryl Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, John Scarborough, Mark Taylor, Mike VanPelt, Cory Sparks, Thomas Radivoy, Alysha Bay, Billy VanInwegen, Matt Priscott, Justin Mills, Josh Flint