Willix Back In Victory Lane At The Ridge, McCreadie Takes Title
For Immediate Release 9/4/23
By LaGrange Media
Fultonville, NY – Lance Willix came into the final points race of the season for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in the runner up position in points. He needed points leader Jordan McCreadie to have bad luck and to park himself in victory lane.
Willix won the 35-lap feature event in dominating fashion but in the end, it was not enough to overtake McCreadie for the points title.
Willix dominated the feature event to score the win over McCreadie, Brian Pessolano, C.J. Castelletti and Dale Gray. The win did allow the Theresa, New York driver to hold on to that second place position in the final point standings.
Cody Ochs won the Classic Muscle Parts DIRTcar Sportsman feature event. The race went down to the wire with Ochs battling Zach Buff and Andrew Buff all the way to the checkers. In the end Ochs picked up the win over Zach Buff, Andrew Buff, Brendan Gibbons and Ricky Quick. Andrew Buff was crowned track champion.
Luke Horning cemented his 6th Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro Stock Track Championship the best way that he could – by winning the feature event. In the process he also tied the record for most feature wins in a row at six (2014 – Nick Stone). Horning would be followed by Shawn Perez, Jr., Steve Cosselman, Dom Denue and Chuck McSpirit.
In other action Tim Deffer won the Limited Sportsman feature event while Jason Samrov won the regular and held over Street Stock events (May 7th). The Leatherstocking Credit Union DIRTcar Mini Stock feature events went to Damian Ward (Dual Cam) and Bruce Liddle (Single Cam) while the Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Slingshot events were won by A.J. Albreada (All-Stars) and Bodie Marks (Junior).
The Glen Ridge Motorsports Park is back in action this Sunday night, September 10th with all weekly divisions in action. The pit gates open at 3pm, front gates at 4pm with hot laps at 5:30 pm and racing at 6pm.
For more information on The Ridge log on to the track website at www.glenridgemp.com or find them on Facebook.
Official Results – VP Racing Fuels Night – 9/3/23
DIRTcar 358 Modified (35 Laps) - Lance Willix, Jordan McCreadie, Brian Pessolano, CJ Castelletti, Dale Gray, Carter Gibbons, Brett Graham, Bobby Varin, Montgomery Tremont, William August, Richie Price.
Classic Muscle Parts DIRTcar Sportsman (30 Laps) – Cody Ochs, Zach Buff, Andrew Buff, Brendan Gibbons, Ricky Quick, Butchie Irwin, Cole Perry, Al McCoy, Tavien Blowers.
Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro Stocks (20 Laps) – Luke Horning, Shawn Perez Jr., Steve Cosselman, Dom Denue, Chuck McSpirit, Slater Baker, Dan Krajewski, Doug Sheely, Ken Griffin Jr., Richard Spencer.
Limited Sportsman (20 Laps) – Tim Deffer, Adam Fusco, Lucas Duncan, James Hinman Jr., A.J. Greco, Blake Patrick, Sloan Cherko, Owen Lewis, Colton Emigh, Connor Hearn, Kirsten Swartz, Chayton Young (DNS), Zach Graham (DQ – Rev Box).
Street Stocks (15 Laps) – Jason Samrov, Matt Mosher, Josh Samrov, Jason Barrett, Mark Lester, Joe Wilson, Raymond Pierre, Jr.
Street Stocks (5/7/2023) (15 Laps) –Jason Samrov, Josh Samrov, Matt Mosher, Raymond Pierre, Jr., Joey Wilson, Jason Barrett, Mark Lester (DQ), Matt Wells (DNS), Nick Napoli (DNS)
Leatherstocking Credit Union DIRTcar Mini Stocks (15 Laps) – Damian Ward (DC), Jay Ingersoll (DC), Daniel Valade (DC), Bruce Liddle (SC), Daniel Joubert (SC), Brian Blanck (DC), Jamie Warner (SC), Nicholas Bunn (DC) (DNS).
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat All-Star Slingshots (15 Laps) – AJ Albreada, Dan Ballard, TJ Hughes, Jaden Pierce, Alex Boisvert, Ryan Whittaker, Zach MeccaJ Albreada, Dan Ballard, Brett Putnam, Dave Viall, Chris Darrow, Jaden Pierce, Justin House, Devin Pierce, Zach Mecca, Ryan Whittaker, Alexandrine Boisvert, Scott Sprague.
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Junior Slingshots (12 Laps) – Bodie Marks, Braxton Dembek, EJ Hatch, James Hatch Jr., Lucas Cole, Mason Gray, Addi Pangman, Aiden Wingard, Colton White, Walter Henry IV, Harlan Heroth, Izzy Pangman, Alexandria Cosselman, Logan Carter, Tavin Wingard, Kolton Gamble.

Luke Horning Defends Home Turf For Second DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Win



When the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series rolled into town at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Sunday night for the third matchup of the season, Luke Horning was poised and ready to take on the competition at his home track. But it did not come without some work.


Shane Playford made a quick play for the lead on Lap 1, taking over for pole sitter Phil Defiglio, who was also passed by Pete Stefanski. As Defiglio dropped back to third, Horning charging up three spots to fourth place not far behind.


A caution on Lap 10 reset the contenders, but Playford held strong on the restart keeping his lead. Horning threw his car deep on the top side around Turn 3 and 4 to pass Stefanski and move into second place with 18 laps left to go of the 30-lap matchup. But he wasn’t done there.


The Gloversville, NY native found the groove that worked for him and stayed there, working it for the next several laps, trying to find his way pass Playford. On Lap 18, he powered his #2H machine into the lead around Turn 1 and 2, passing the race leader high on the cushion.

Horning overcame two more cautions, with the last coming on Lap 5, before cruising on to victory staying in his high lane, scoring his second win in three Series matchups.


“Winning two out of three on the Series is pretty cool,” Horning said. “I haven’t done great at these big races here. It seems like I always want to defend our home turf and I’m hanging out fifth or six with a bad redraw, so tonight was a good night…Shane (Playford) was able to work the middle really well, and I was able to get around him on the outside.”


Playford, who came into the matchup 15th in track points, held on to his position behind Horning to finish second.


“It seems like I can never get Luke (Horning) here,” Playford said.  “But he just knows where to run. I thought I could stay with him, but it’s just, his car was a lot better than mine.”

Stefanski finished in third to round out the podium, his second podium finish in Series matchups.


Devon Camenga finished in fourth and Josh Coonradt finished in fifth to complete the top five. Defending DIRTcar Pro Stock Hoosier Tire champion Chad Jeseo finished in seventh place.


Kyle Hoard was awarded the Free Hoosier Tire.


UP NEXT: The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series will make their next stop at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Saturday, September 23 for the Massive Malta Weekend.



 DIRTcar Pro Stock Feature (30 laps): 1.) Luke Horning 2.) Shane Playford 3.) Pete Stefanski 4.) Devon Camenga 5.) Josh Coonradt 6.) Chuck Dumblewski 7.) Chad Jeseo 8.) Jay Fitzgerald 9.) Ivan Joslin 10.) Johnny Rivers 11.) Phil Defiglio 12.) Slater Baker 13.) Kyle Hoard 14.) Shawn Perez Jr. 15.) Ken Griffin Jr. 16.) Richard Spencer 17.) Steve Cosselman 18.) Doug Sheely 19.) Caden Dumblewski 20.) Chuck McSpirit.

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