Sunday, June 12, 2016

RANDY STOUDT IMPRESSIVE IN CARL BILLET MEMORIAL WIN Russ Mitten Gets First Super Sportsman Win while Chris Heller Tops Street Stocks

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA 6/11/16
As the memory of all-time leading Susquehanna Speedway late model winner and track champion Carl Billet was being remembered, Randy Stoudt put on a performance that the late Billet did so many times during his illustrious racing career before his untimely death three years ago. 

Piloting the famous Leinbach Motorsports No. NINE late model, Stoudt wheeled his machine from his 19th starting spot to claim the 40-lap Carl Billet Memorial Saturday night at the York Haven track.

The win was the second of the season for the Pottstown driver as he and his team earned the $1,500 payday following his impressive drive through the field.

Following a six car melee on the start, front row starter Brad Shank set the pace through the first 25 laps of the Billet Memorial before giving way to Randy Christine on the 26th circuit.

Christine led for three laps before turning the top spot over the Stoudt who then drove off from the field to score the win.  Six cautions closed the field following the big lap one crash.

Christine settled for the runner-up spot followed by track point leader Jake Jones, Ralph Morgan and Billet’s son Steve who started 13th. Completing the top 10 finishers were Chris Knopp, Matt Nailor, Shaun Jones, Sam Rial and Matt Murphy.

Christine set a new one lap track record in time trials with a lap of 18.015 seconds.

Heats for the 30 cars were won by Jones, Jim Yoder and Chase Billet. Chase Billet also won the dash.

After several early season good runs, Russ Mitten finally visited victory lane in the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Mitten had worked his way from 10th into second spot when race leader Kevin Nouse lost a motor on lap 23 turning the top spot over to Mitten.

Mitten, of Newville was able to keep his Newville Electric Services, RPM Chassis out front over the final circuit to score his first win of the year as he became the sixth different winner in seven Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman races this season.

Bruce Buckwalter, Jr led the first four laps before Nouse took the top spot. But Buckwalter raced back into the lead on lap six before Nouse returned to the top spot and led until his motor expired.

Chad Criswell finished in the runner-up spot ahead of Mike Enders, Hard Charger Scott Geesey up from the 15th starting spot and Doug Dodson as Scott Dellinger, Tony Jackson, Kenny Edkin, Buckwalter and Troy Rhome rounded out the top 10 finishers.

Nouse, Davey Walsh and Devin Beidel won heats for the 31 Super Sportsman with Rick Barr topping the consolation.

Chris Heller led all 20 laps of a caution-filled street stock feature to score his first win of the season.

Heller became the fourth winner in five races this season as he dominated the feature event.

Jasen Geesaman finished second but failed post race tech and was disqualified as Chris Derr, Mike Potts, Travis Horan and Eric Tripp finished in the top five.

Horan, Tripp, Cory Phillips and Geesaman won heats for the 36-car street stock field with Jason Townsend winning the consolation.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action on Saturday June 18th  as the PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints return to the track joined by the Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks (which will be the Trail-Way Shootout), ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends and Mini Vans. . It will also be the York County Racing Club Night  at the speedway. .Pits open at  4PM with grandstands opening at 5PM and racing beginning at 7PM.

There will also be a Test and Tune for all divisions on Wednesday, June 15th beginning at 6PM.

Fans are reminded to check out for the latest news and results and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook.

1. NINE-Randy Stoudt, 2. 74-Randy Christine, Jr., 3. 43-Jake Jones, 4. 112-Ralph Morgan, Jr., 5. 20-Steve Billet, 6. 48-Chris Knopp, 7. 000-Matt Nailor, 8. 2M-Shaun Jones, 9. 55-Sam Rial, 10. 21M-Matt Murphy, 11. 2-Scott Richwine, 12. 62-Devin Frey, 13. 57-Brad Shank, 14. 5M-Jake Moser, 15. 5-Charlie Potts, 16. 64-Grant Adams, 17. 22-Chase Billet, 18. U10-Jim Yoder, 19. 21Z-Cam Zeigler, 20. 33-Bobby Beard, 21. 25-Sam Gallagher, 22. 55R-Patrick McClane, 23. 19L-Dave Latsha.
Did Not Start: 1-Gene Knaub
Did Not Qualify: 25X-Jed Latshaw, 116-Travis Mease, 69-Justin Ehrhart, 50A-Andrew Stotler, 3B-Cameron Benyou, 4S-Danny Snyder.

1. 77-Russ Mitten, 2. 55C-Chad Criswell, 3. 3B-Mike Enders, 4. 41-Scott Geesey, 5. 54-Doug Dodson, 6. 30-Scott Dellinger, 7. 17J-Tony Jackson, 8. 75-Kenny Edkin, 9. 83-Bruce Buckwalter, 10. 10-Troy Rhome, 11. 7B-Timmie Barrick, 12. 32-Gregg Foster, 13. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 14. 14-Nate Young, 15. 11S-John Stoll, Jr., 16. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 17. 29-Adam Wray, 18. 00-Rick Barr, 19. 20W-Davey Walsh, 20. 99-Chad Smith, 21. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 22. 58-Paul Miller, 23. 19-Devin Beidel, 24. 17-Steve Wilbur.
Did Not Qualify: 44-Russ Lebo, 91-Lanny Hake, 222-Jay Fannasy, 20-Dave Lightner, 2-Austin Lorah. 15-Brian Bougher, 32J-Jay Fannasy.

1. X99-Chris Heller, 2. 18-Chris Derr, 3. M1-Mike Potts, 4. 21H-Travis Horan, 5. 43-Eric Tripp, 6. 54J-Jimmy Combs, 7.47-Bob Scott, Jr. 8. F5-Dalton Frye, 9. 59-Ryan Smith, 10. 72-Jason Townsend, 11. 11-Craig Morgan, 12. 17-Corty Phillips, 13. 2-Randy Zechman, 14. 00-Josh Bloom, 15. 12-Scott Thunberg, 16. 7P-Jim Palm, 17. 37-Mark Hutchison, 18. 01-Kyle Saylor, 19. 16-Walt Lemmon, 20. 94-Mike Buckley, 21. 19-Chad Stine, 22. FOUR-Eddie Richards, 23. 25H-Joe Hower
Disqualified: Jasen Geesaman(Failed Post race tech after finishing second)
Did Not Qualify: 41w-Doug Hoffman, 11R-Ryan Rost, 63-Doug Barber, 81X-Matt Chronister, 71-Richie Dobson, 99K-Dave Bowermaster, 64-Brandon Wanner, 5C-Josh Schrum, 7S-Kevin Sigler, 55-Matt Adams, 20-Jesse Hitz, 44-Charles Ruppert.

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