Kenny Edkin Wins & Extends Point Lead At BAPS Motor Speedway

Story By: KALI LANDIS / BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – YORK HAVEN, PA – A week ago, Kenny Edkin’s car was down to a bare frame and an axle as it sat in the pit area at BAPS Motor Speedway.

It wasn’t a good night. Edkin crashed during his heat race and blew up coming through the field in the A-Main, which meant a long week at the shop.

But, Edkin and his crew didn’t let it slow down their season-long performance. The team thrashed during the week, got a car back together, and collected their ninth win of the season in the 25-lap BAPS Super Sportsman main event.

“Ben Woodring, Doug, Adam, Paul, Don, all of these guys who help me week in and week out, they are the reason this thing is fast,” Edkin said. “I’m just the lucky one who gets to drive it.

“All of the hard work we put in every week, it’s nice to be standing up here. Like I said, it’s my brother [John] and all of my guys. We were thrashing all week.”

Edkin didn’t get handicapped and had to start 13th on the grid. He got off to a good start and wasted little time surging into the top 10.

Up front, it was all Jay Fannasy. He started second on the grid and beat pole-sitter Chuck Landis through the first and second corner and was setting a blistering pace.

The first caution of the event came out on Lap 11, when Tom Wychoff spun. Four laps later, there was a second caution for Paul Miller, last week’s winner Frankie Herr, and Luke Deatrick, which closed up the field and gave Edkin a shot at the win.

“The cautions really helped us,” Edkin said. “I was getting around the bottom better than I have all year. I could get around the top, but the bottom was faster, unlike the last six to eight weeks, when the top has been the fast groove.

“Don made some awesome calls on the car. We didn’t want to snug up as much as we usually do, and this thing just rolled the bottom like gravy.”

Once Edkin got into second, he set his sights on the leader. He caught Fannasy on the 23rd circuit and made the winning pass on the next lap to take the win and gain more momentum heading into next week’s Gary Wolford Super Sportsman 100.

“I would love to get that one,” Edkin said after his 17th career win. “We are going to get this motor freshened up. I wasn’t sure it was going to last 25 tonight, so we will have a fresh bullet in next week. We will be here, and we will be ready.”

Russ Mitten and Chase Gutshall followed Edkin past Fannasy to finish second and third. Steve Fannasy completed the top five. Chuck Landis, Rich Eichelberger, and Gutshall were heat winners for the 24-car field.

Alan Sagi took the lead with five to go and sped away to victory in the 20-lap Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature event.

Ben Whitaker started on the outside pole and led the first 15 laps. Sagi, who started third, gave chase and was able to slip by for the lead on the 16th circuit. He paced the final four laps to add another win to his career resume’.

Whitaker settled for second, with Chase Billet storming to third after starting 14th. Troy Miller and Bobby Beard finished fourth and fifth. Wayne Pfeil and Shawn Miller were heat winners for the 20-car field.

The prestigious Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock 40 was one of the highlights of the night, and Brian Walls was victorious in an event that featured nine cautions and a fuel stop.

Will Walls grabbed the early lead before giving way to Chad Smith on Lap 6. Smith led the next 14 circuits before Brian Walls took over and topped the field the rest of the way.

Smith finished second, followed by Kyle Martin. Ryan Smith and Jasen Geesaman completed the top five. Chad Smith set quick time for the 36-car field with a lap of 20.755. Brian Walls, Will Walls, Ryan Smith, and Geesaman were heat winners. Stan Wanner won the consolation.

In Superior Homes Extreme Stock action, Sam Rial started third and led the final 23 laps to add another win to his collection.

Travis Horan, Bill Powell, Andrew Hogue, and Donnie Broderick completed the top five. Powell was Rehbein’s Service Center Hard Charger, advancing from 10th to third.

BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pa.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BAPS Super Sportsman

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin, [13]; 2. 77-Russ Mitten, [8]; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [9]; 4. 360-Jay Fannasy, [2]; 5. 318-Steve Fannasy, [5]; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger, [11]; 7. 35-John Edkin, [7]; 8. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [4]; 9. 3B-Mike Enders, [6]; 10. 7-Timmie Barrick, [16]; 11. 2M-Matt Ondek, [15]; 12. 14-Nate Young, [21]; 13. 71K-Tyler Wolford, [20]; 14. 34-Chuck Landis, [1]; 15. 22-Daniel John, [18]; 16. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [17]; 17. 18-Dave Conrad, [19]; 18. 38-Allan Hallman, [22]; 19. (DNF) 5D-Luke Deatrick, [3]; 20. (DNF) 58-Paul Miller, [10]; 21. (DNF) 70D-Frankie Herr, [12]; 22. (DNF) 91-Lanny Hake, [24]; (DNS) 6-Chris Meleason, ; (DNS) 99G-Scott Grace.

Lap Leaders – Jay Fannasy (1-23), Kenny Edkin (24-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 34-Chuck Landis, [1]; 2. 360-Jay Fannasy, [3]; 3. 58-Paul Miller, [7]; 4. 35-John Edkin, [6]; 5. 75-Kenny Edkin, [8]; 6. 7-Timmie Barrick, [5]; 7. 18-Dave Conrad, [2]; 8. 14-Nate Young, [4].

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [4]; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger, [7]; 3. 77-Russ Mitten, [6]; 4. 318-Steve Fannasy, [5]; 5. 6-Chris Meleason, [1]; 6. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [2]; 7. 71K-Tyler Wolford, [3]; 8. 38-Allan Hallman, [8].

Super Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [6]; 2. 3B-Mike Enders, [5]; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr, [7]; 4. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [3]; 5. 2M-Matt Ondek, [4]; 6. 22-Daniel John, [2]; 7. (DNF) 99G-Scott Grace, [1]; 8. (DNF) 91-Lanny Hake, [8].

CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. NINE-Alan Sagi, [3]; 2. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [2]; 3. 22-Chase Billet, [14]; 4. 115-Troy Miller, [6]; 5. 12-Bobby Beard, [5]; 6. 72-Wayne Pfeil, [8]; 7. 44-Danny Snyder, [4]; 8. 118-Sean Merkel, [9]; 9. 115S-Shaun Miller, [7]; 10. 116-Travis Mease, [10]; 11. 53-Tyler Kirby, [16]; 12. 32-Brad Bingaman, [12]; 13. 21-Joey Hoffer, [11]; 14. 6-Corry Gingerich, [18]; 15. (DNF) 19-Dan Hoffman, [13]; 16. (DNF) NINEX-Ross Leinbach, [19]; 17. (DNF) X4-Lou Egrie, [1]; 18. (DNF) 711-Jennifer Hartz, [20]; 19. (DNF) 9R-Dirk Rimrott, [17]; 20. (DNF) 21M-Matt Murphy, [15].

Lap Leaders – Ben Whitaker (1-15), Alan Sagi (16-20)

Late Model Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 72-Wayne Pfeil, [1]; 2. 115-Troy Miller, [6]; 3. 44-Danny Snyder, [4]; 4. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [5]; 5. 118-Sean Merkel, [7]; 6. 21-Joey Hoffer, [10]; 7. 19-Dan Hoffman, [3]; 8. 21M-Matt Murphy, [2]; 9. 9R-Dirk Rimrott, [8]; 10. NINEX-Ross Leinbach, [9].

Late Model Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 115S-Shaun Miller, [2]; 2. 12-Bobby Beard, [4]; 3. NINE-Alan Sagi, [5]; 4. X4-Lou Egrie, [1]; 5. 116-Travis Mease, [9]; 6. 32-Brad Bingaman, [3]; 7. 22-Chase Billet, [7]; 8. 53-Tyler Kirby, [6]; 9. 6-Corry Gingerich, [8]; 10. 711-Jennifer Hartz, [10].

MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls ($1,500), [8]; 2. 99-Chad Smith, [1]; 3. 99X-Kyle Martin, [9]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, [3]; 5. 81-Jasen Geesaman, [4]; 6. 43-Jake Jones, [13]; 7. 41W-Bud Witmer, [6]; 8. 43T-Eric Tripp, [10]; 9. 64-Brandon Wanner, [19]; 10. 14-Kyle Saylor, [12]; 11. 1B-Gregg Foster, [24]; 12. 57R-Dan Richcreek, [17]; 13. 23J-James Somers, [18]; 14. (DNF) 15-Brian Boughter, [22]; 15. (DNF) 99K-Kody Sites, [5]; 16. (DNF) 00-Josh Bloom, [16]; 17. (DNF) 14W-Will Walls, [2]; 18. (DNF) 48-Chris Transeau, [15]; 19. (DNF) 81F-Dylan Welsh, [20]; 20. (DNF) 39-Wayne Dutterer, [7]; 21. (DNF) 75-Marshall McMullen, [14]; 22. (DNF) FOUR-Eddie Richards, [11]; 23. (DNF) 64W-Stan Wanner, [21]; 24. (DNF) 7P-Jim Palm, [23]

Lap Leaders – Will Walls (1-5), Chad Smith (6-19), Brian Walls (20-40)

Street Stock Time Trial Results – 1. 99-Chad Smith 20.755; 2. 14W-Will Walls 20.890; 3. 59-Ryan Smith 20.912; 4. 81-Jasen Geesaman 20.948; 5. 72-Jason Townsend 21.138; 6. 99K-Kody Sites 21.149; 7. 99X-Kyle Martin 21.310; 8. 41W-Bud Witmer 21.360; 9. 43T-Eric Tripp 21.437; 10. FOUR-Eddie Richards 21.442; 11. 39-Wayne Dutterer 21.453; 12. 14-Kyle Saylor 21.539; 13. 2W-Brian Walls 21.599; 14. M1-Mike Potts 21.773; 15. 48-Chris Transeau 21.866; 16. 00-Josh Bloom 21.928; 17. 43-Jake Jones 21.993; 18. 23J-James Somers 22.045; 19. 7P-Jim Palm 22.119; 20. 81F-Dylan Welsh 22.130; 21. 26-Shawn Liddick 22.162; 22. 75-Marshall McMullen 22.171; 23. 64-Brandon Wanner 22.179; 24. 80D-David Dietz 22.198; 25. 1B-Gregg Foster 22.206; 26. 07-Eric McClane 22.270; 27. 64W-Stan Wanner 22.278; 28. 10C-Kevin Heckman 22.301; 29. 57R-Dan Richcreek 22.549; 30. 333-John McGeoy 22.590; 31. 77-Doug Bennett 22.620; 32. 15-Brian Boughter 22.757; 33. 19-Rich Phillip 22.992; 34. 65-Bill Wentz 25.587; 35. 48A-Steve Anthony 26.522; 36. 181-Butch Helsel No Time.

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A-Main) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [1]; 2. 99-Chad Smith, [4]; 3. 43T-Eric Tripp, [2]; 4. 43-Jake Jones, [5]; 5. 57R-Dan Richcreek, [8]; 6. 1B-Gregg Foster, [7]; 7. 26-Shawn Liddick, [6]; 8. (DNF) 72-Jason Townsend, [3]; (DNS) 19-Richard Phillip.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A-Main) – 1. 14W-Will Walls, [4]; 2. 99K-Kody Sites, [3]; 3. FOUR-Eddie Richards, [2]; 4. 75-Marshall McMullen, [6]; 5. 23J-James Somers, [5]; 6. M1-Mike Potts, [1]; 7. 07-Eric McClane, [7]; 8. 333-John McGeoy, [8]; 9. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, [9].

Street Stock Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A-Main) – 1. 59-Ryan Smith, [4]; 2. 39-Wayne Dutterer, [2]; 3. 99X-Kyle Martin, [3]; 4. 48-Chris Transeau, [1]; 5. 64-Brandon Wanner, [6]; 6. 64W-Stan Wanner, [7]; 7. 77-Doug Bennett, [8]; 8. 7P-Jim Palm, [5]; (DNS) 48A-Steve Anthony.

Street Stock Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A-Main) – 1. 81-Jasen Geesaman, [4]; 2. 41W-Bud Witmer, [3]; 3. 81F-Dylan Welsh, [5]; 4. 14-Kyle Saylor, [2]; 5. 00-Josh Bloom, [1]; 6. 15-Brian Boughter, [8]; 7. 80D-David Dietz, [6]; 8. 10C-Kevin Heckman, [7]; (DNS) 181-Butch Helsel,

Street Stock Consolation Finish (8 Laps/Top 4 Qualify to A-Main) – 1. 64W-Stan Wanner, [3]; 2. 15-Brian Boughter, [9]; 3. 7P-Jim Palm, [8]; 4. 1B-Gregg Foster, [1]; 5. 26-Shawn Liddick, [4]; 6. 07-Eric McClane, [5]; 7. 80D-David Dietz, [10]; 8. 333-John McGeoy, [7]; 9. (DNF) 10C-Kevin Heckman, [12]; (DNS) M1-Mike Potts, ; (DNS) 77-Doug Bennett, ; (DNS) 72-Jason Townsend, ; (DNS) 65-Bill Wentz, ; (DNS) 19-Richard Phillip, ; (DNS) 48A-Steve Anthony, ; (DNS) 181-Butch Helsel.

SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 55-Sam Rial, [3]; 2. 21H-Travis Horan, [6]; 3. 2-Bill Powell (Rehbein’s Service Center Hard Charger), [10]; 4. 25-Andrew Hogue, [8]; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick, [5]; 6. 15-Jeff Gill, [4]; 7. 97X-Paul Sylvester, [7]; 8. 88-Justin Yohn, [12]; 9. (DNF) 10-Kyle Emig, [11]; 10. (DNF) 21A-Patrick McClane, [9]; 11. (DNF) 18C-Austin Hogue, [1]; 12. (DNF) 98-Richard Daughtrey, [2].

Lap Leaders – Austin Hogue (1-2), Sam Rial (3-25)

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