It’s A Ballestero Family Reunion In Short Track Super Series Victory Lane Friday At All-Tech

Story By: CHRIS MOORE / SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES – LAKE CITY, FL – It was a Ballestero sweep Friday night at All-Tech Raceway in the Short Track Super Series Sportsman feature ‘twin bill.’

The Crate 602 Sportsman feature were also swept, but by a pair of brothers as Michael and Tony Ballestero won each of the 25 lap main events, picking up $1,250 apiece plus the Evergreen Fuels Inc. bonus cash.

In the first feature, Michael Ballestero, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., would start in fourth and passed Brian Sadler at the halfway point and never looked back. Sadler who led the entire first half of the races car went away from him as the race went on.

Cresco, Pa.’s, Grant Hilfiger made a charge from his twelfth starting spot grab the runner-up spot. Tony Ballestero, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., would come from 11th to third. Niskayuna, N.Y.’s, Tim Hartman Jr. came home fourth and Kevin Chaffee of Bradford, Vt., would round out the top five.

In the second feature, Tony Ballestero would again come from 11th, this time to win a thrilling three-car battle with Grant Hilfiger and Tim Hartman Jr. At one point the three were side-by-side for the lead, with Ballestero passing both on the bottom.

Grant Hilfiger would again come from twelfth and come up one spot short. Tim Hartman Jr. finished third, while Robert Delormier, of Akwesasne, N.Y. finished fourth and Bradford, Vt.’s Kevin Chaffee would again grab the fifth spot.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): MICHAEL BALLESTERO, Grant Hilfiger, Antonio Ballestero, Tim Hartman Jr., Kevin Chaffee, Scott Hitchens, Kevin Sockriter, Craig Whitmoyer, Daniel Morgiewicz, Payton Talbot, Jim Harbison, Blaine Klinger, Todd Buckwold, Jeff Brown, Adam White, Brendan Gibbons, Brian Sadler, Jim Gallagher Jr., Robert Delormier, Jim Introne Jr., Garrett Given Sr., Michael White, Derek Webb, Bobby Flood, Matt Meade, A-Jay Potrzebowski Sr., Carl Bittenbender.

Did Not Qualify (Receive Mike’s Racing Heads $50 Tow Insurance): Mike Smith, Stephen Lary, Michael Mondak, Shawn McPhee.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonus (FREE Tire): Craig Whitmoyer (eighth)
Beyea Headers Redraw Bonus ($25):
Grant Hilfiger
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Bonus (Ray-Ban Sunglasses):
Michael Ballestero
DIG Race Products Bonus ($100 Certificate):
Kevin Sockriter (seventh)
Evergreen Fuels Inc. Winner’s Bonus ($63):
Michael Ballestero
ERK Steering Bonus ($50 Certificate):
Brendon Gibbons (16th)

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): ANTONIO BALLESTERO, Grant Hilfiger, Tim Hartman Jr., Robert Delormier, Kevin Chaffee, A-Jay Potrzebowski, Jim Harbison, Blaine Klinger, Craig Whitmoyer, Kevin Sockriter, Adam White, Brian Sadler, Todd Buckwold, Payton Talbot, Garrett Given Sr., Brendan Gibbons, Scott Hitchens, Jeff Brown, Michael Mondak, Derek Webb, Shawn McPhee, Bobby Flood, Daniel Morgiewicz.

Did Not Qualify (Receive Mike’s Racing Heads $50 Tow Insurance): Mike Smith, Carl Bittenbender, Jim Gallagher Jr., Stephen Lary, Michael Ballestero, Matt Meade, Jim Introne Jr., Michael White.

American Racer/Lias Tire Bonus (FREE Tire): Blaine Klinger (eighth)
Beyea Headers Redraw Bonus ($25):
Grant Hilfiger
Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Bonus (Ray-Ban Sunglasses):
Antonio Ballestero
DIG Race Products Bonus ($100 Certificate):
Jim Harbison (seventh)
ERK Steering Bonus ($50):
Brendan Gibbons (16th)
Evergreen Fuels Inc. Winner’s Bonus ($38):
Antonio Ballestero

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