September 5, 2021
Sunday night saw the second portion of a weekend doubleheader at the fastest ¼ mile on dirt. It was also championship night for the Red Chair 602 Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsmans and DIRTcar Mini Stocks.
For the 602 Crate Sportsmans, it was Garrett Poland and Brendan Gibbons leading the field to green. Poland would grab the top spot but around lap ten, began to experience handling issues as the car developed a heavy push in the corners. This allowed Gibbons to reel him in and make the pass on lap thirteen. Cody Ochs followed Gibbons' lead as he moved up into second shortly thereafter. A lap 15 caution bunched the field back up after contact in turn three on lap 15, ending with heavy front end damage to Andrew Buff, who had the championship sewn up before the night began. Off the restart, Gibbons went uncontested and picked up win number one of the 2021 season. Cody Ochs came home in second while Ricky Quick, Zach Buff and Jason Reome rounded out the top five.
In Yurkewecz DIRTcar Pro Stocks, it was Ken Griffin setting the pace to the green flag but the driver to his outside took away the top spot coming out of turn 2. That driver was Andy Graves. From there, Graves went uncontested the rest of the way as he went onto pickup his second win of the season. Chuck McSpirit worked his way up to the runner up spot while third through fifth came to the line under a blanket with Griffin holding onto third, point leader Beau Ballard in fourth and defending track champion Cousin Luke Horning rounding out the top five.
In Limited Sportsman action, Dylan Gibson took the lead from Mike Hill early and never looked back as he picked up his first career win at the ridge. Mike Hill finished in the runner up spot and James Hinman Jr rounded out the podium.
Ken Allen led the Street Stock feature early but it wasn't long before Matt Mosher and Adam Tranka were hot on his tail and Matt Mosher was the first one to clear Allen for the top spot. Tranka followed Mosher's lead and took away the runner up spot from Allen but never found a way to get to Mosher's back bumper as Mosher took home win number six on the season. Tranka came home in the runner up spot while Ken Allen, Cliff Haslum and Slater Baker rounded out the top five.
Kirstin Swartz took the lead early in the Northeast Paving & Sealcoating All Star Slingshots and held off a late charging Adam Fusco to win her second race in the last three races. Fusco had to settle for second while Lucas Duncan,
Corky Warner took the lead early in the Northeast Paving & Sealcoating Junior Slingshots and never looked back as he took home.
Join us next weekend for our Season Finale as we will be crowning champions in the Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Northeast Paving & Sealcoating All Star Slingshots and Northeast Paving & Sealcoating Junior Slingshots. Along with that action is the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Hall of Fame Night.
The Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Class of 2021 consists of former track promoters Jake Spraker and Mike Romano, the track's all-time leading Modified feature winner Bobby Varin, journalist Jim Ellis, former head starter Dan Kingsley, track supporter and car owner Dave Joslin and former track official Angela Hanson.
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