Buff & Baker Take Glen Ridge Checkers Sunday Night
For Immediate Release – 8/8/22
Photo: Brady Houser
Fultonville, New York
– On a very warm night in the Mohawk Valley, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
presented a night of racing that started with honoring those who helped shape it and ended honoring one of their own who is no longer with
Special thanks to the gang from Relay For Life for setting up & greeting fans!
Prior to racing action, the 2022 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Hall of Fame
inductees were announced. Track announcer and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Hall of Fame Committee Member Toby LaGrange announced
to the healthy crowd the three individuals and two families who will enter the Hall of Fame on August 28th. The Class of 2022 will consist of Bob Lansing, Danny Ballard, Frank Blanchard, The
Constantino Family and The Demitraszek Family.
The nightly NYSSCA Award winners were Tony Farone and Tanner Warner (Red Chair DIRTcar Sportsman), Slater Baker and Johnny Rivers (Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro Stocks), Lucas
Duncan and Butchie Irwin (Cherko Fusco Realty Limited Sportsman), Adam Tranka and Matt Mosher (Street Stock), Jay Ingersol, Justin Pope and Corey Valade (DIRTcar Mini-Stocks), Kolton Weiler and Danny
Ballard (Northeast Paving and Sealcoat All-Star Slingshots) and Connor Crane and Braxton Martin (Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Junior Slingshots).
New Deals Used Cars added a large amount of money to the purses throughout the night. This included the Red Chair DIRTcar Sportsman division who were competing for $2,000 to
In racing action, Zach Buff has definitely turned up the heat on the Red Chair DIRTcar Sportsman competition. The defending Limited Sportsman Track Champion picked up his fourth win
of the season Sunday night and second in a row. Buff took the lead from early race leader Darryl Nutting and pulled away for the win over Tony Farone, Austin Germinio, Tanner Warner and Mike Fowler.
The heat races were won by Zach Buff and Germinio with Nutting setting the overall fast time in timed hot laps with a lap of 13.448 seconds.
Slater Baker picked up his first career Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Pro Stock feature event win in the nights 20-lap event. Bakers’ cousin, Luke Horning looked to have the event
won however he broke heading down the backstretch on the final lap. This handed the lead to Baker who would power the number 9B home for the win. Johnny Rivers finished second with early race leader
Andy Graves third, Jay Fitzgerald fourth and Chuck McSpirit fifth. The heat races were won by Graves and Horning with Steve Cosselman setting the overall fast time in timed hot laps with a lap of
Lucas Duncan continued the theme of young, rising stars picking up wins Sunday night. Duncan picked up his second Cherko Fusco Realty Limited Sportsman feature event in a row. Points
leader Butchie Irwin finished a very close second with Mike Hill third, Jerry Cohn fourth and Johnny Young fifth.
The DIRTcar Mini Stock division was competing in the inaugural Daryl Hillman Memorial. The Single Cam and Dual Cam divisions ran separate feature events, each paying $500 to win and
boasting a larger purse. In the Single Cam division, Jay Ingersoll picked up the win over Ray Young, T.J. Marlitt, Wayne Russell, Jr. and Blaze Post. In the Dual Cam division second generation driver
Justin Pope picked up the win over Corey Valade, Tyler White, Ingersoll and Slappy White. P.J. Bleau did cross the finish line inside the top five however he was disqualified during post-race
Picking up the wins in the Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Slingshot divisions were Tucker Jones (All-Star) and Connor Crane (Junior). Adam Tranka won the Street Stock feature
The Glen Ridge Motorsports Park returns to action this Sunday night, August 14th with another DIRTcar Sunday Night program featuring all weekly divisions. Also on the card will be the
third Wheels of Fury Enduro Series event of the season. The Pit Gates open at 3PM, Grandstands at 4PM, Hot Laps at 5:30 PM with racing set to start at 6PM.
For more information on The Ridge log on to the track website at www.glenridgemp.com
or find them on Facebook. Be sure to check out “GR Live”, the official post-race show of The Ridge every Sunday night
following the racing action hosted by track announcers Toby LaGrange and Brady Houser.
The Red Chair DIRTcar
Sportsman (30 Laps) – Zach Buff, Tony Farone, Austin Germinio, Tanner Warner, Mike Fowler, Ricky Quick, Tyler Stevenson, Andrew Buff, Justin Buff, Garrett Poland,
Ted Teal, Jeremy Hamilton, Carter Gibbons, Cody Ochs, Bill August, Dan Grignon, Darryl Nutting.
Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar
Pro Stock Series (20 Laps) – Slater Baker, Johnny Rivers, Andy Graves, Jay Fitzgerald, Chuck McSpirit, Steve Cosselman, Richard Spencer, Aubrey Theriault, Luke
Horning, Shawn Perez Jr., Kenny Allen.
Cherko Fusco Realty
Limited Sportsman (20 Laps) – Lucas Duncan, Butchie Irwin, Mike Hill, Jerry Cohn, Johnny Young.
Street Stocks (15 Laps) - Adam Tranka, Matt Mosher, Harley Shepard, Jason Barrett, Stephen Walters, Dustin Chapman.
Daryl Hillman Memorial DIRTcar
Dual Cam Mini-Stocks (30 Laps) - Jay Ingersoll, Ray Young, TJ Marlitt, Bruce Liddle, Wayne Russell Jr, Blaze Post (DNS).
Daryl Hillman Memorial DIRTcar
Single Cam Mini-Stocks (30 Laps) - Justin Pope, Corey Valade, Tyler White, Jay Ingersoll, Slappy White, Gina Voris, Chad Hoffman, John Napoli, Hayleigh Gates,
Jamie Warner, Steve Burbank, Kyle Coley, Brian Blanck, Damien Ward, Jordan Ryder, Billy Hillman, David Peek-Britton, P.J. Bleau (DQ).
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat
All-Star Slingshots (15 Laps) - Tucker Jones, Kolton Weiler, Dan Ballard, Joe Melius, Nathaniel Boesse, A.J. Albreada, Chad Boesse, Courtney
Crews, Jim Gaige, Scott Sprague, Jim Pollard, Tavien Blowers, Kirsten Swartz, Adam Fusco, Alexandrine Boisvert (DNS).
Northeast Paving and Sealcoat
Futures Fortune 15 Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) - Conner Crane, Braxton Martin, Bodie Marks, Jayden Wust, Sloan Cherko, Avery Decker, Blake
Patrick, Kolton Gamble, E.J. Hatch, James Hatch, Carson Hamlin, Preston Trautschold.