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Jeremy Quick Claims First Feature Win of 2014 at - posted on 10/19/14

The final full Tour points show of 2014 came to a close during last week’s race at the Penn Can Speedway's, "King of the Can" weekend. At the conclusion of the race, all positions are locked in, but the final two shows pay "show-up points" which will add seventy five points each to their total for the year.

It was also another points show for the E&H Services "Southern Tier Challenge" which will continue to accumulate points from this week’s race at OCFS and the finale at the Five Mile Point Speedway the following week.

Unfortunately for all of us, it was also the final weekend of racing for the longtime co-promoters of "The Can", Al Wilcox and Reed Miller. They have done a wonderful job managing the speedway for over fifteen years and they decided it’s time for a new venture. They are long time friends of ours and made us feel welcome every time we entered the pit area. We wish them the very best and we want to say..." THANK YOU!"

After a couple of pesky rain delays, the heats were in the books and the twenty car A-Main was ready to roll. The redraw for starting positions saw the #5x of Robert Gray on the pole with the #30 of Scott Goodrich along side. CRSA Starter, Ken Marshall, waved his green flag and the race was on only to have a small squirmish at the chalk line on a greasy surface, turning around a few guys near the back of the field. Everyone was restarted and joined the tail of the pack.

Another original start was in order and it went off perfectly. Goodrich jumped to the early lead followed by Dalton Herrick driving the Art Kiser #29. Gray was third Mike Esposito fourth and Jeremy Quick was fifth to complete lap one. Quick, a former CRSA champion, returned to the series this year after a couple of years of modified racing and was still seeking his first win of the year. He blew past Esposito and Gray on the second lap and was on the move. Herrick got past Goodrich on lap three and started to pull away as the top three were blistering the track. Lots of action was happening back through the field as there was plenty of three wide racing going on throughout.

By lap five, young Jordan Thomas cracked into the top five and another youngster, Joe Kata, had moved into eighth from his twelfth starting spot. Kata won this event last year and won a race here earlier this year. He had already won his heat and was dialed in once again. The yellow flag flew on lap twelve for Goodrich who was slowing on the back stretch with motor woes. That erased Herrick's lead and bunched the field up once again.

After the single file restart at the cone, Herrick took the lead once again trying to get his second win of the season, but he had a stellar field behind him with Quick, Esposito, Thomas, Kata, John Matrafailo ( the current points leader), and Mike Kiser all moving up through the field. Quick made the low groove work to his liking and dove under Herrick in turns one and two on the fourteenth circuit. After a side by side drag race down the back stretch, Quick had the advantage on the bottom and grabbed the lead. Herrick stayed right with him and they both started pulling away. Meanwhile, Kata got past Thomas and was determined not to give up a shot at his familiar victory lane. On lap sixteen, he moved past Esposito for third and the chase was on! Quick had now put some distance on Herrick and Kata was creeping up on second. Thomas was starting to get faster as the race went on and he got by Esposito for fourth on lap nineteen of this twenty five lapper.

At the double checker flags, it was Jeremy Quick getting his first win of 2014 and increasing his lead in the Southern Tier Challenge points race. Herrick was pressured hard for second on the final lap but held on as Kata had to settle for third ending his great run, Thomas was a close forth and Esposito was fifth. Kiser, Matrafailo, Josh Pieniazek,(who started thirteenth), Emily VanInwegen, and Robert Gray rounded out the top ten.

By virtue of his finish, John Matrafailo needs to only attempt to race at the next two events to become the 2014 CRSA Champion and make it two in a row!

A-Main finish, 25 laps:
1) 72 - JEREMY QUICK 2) 29 - Dalton Herrick 3) 10 - Joe Kata 4) 79 - Jordan Thomas 5) 11x - Mike Esposito 6) 99 - Mike Kiser 7) 17 - John Matrafailo 8) 3P - Josh Pieniazek 9) 19eM - Emily VanInwegen 10) 5X - Bob Gray 11) 1Q - Thomas Radivoy 12) J27 - John Cunningham 13) 69K - Kory Gurney 14) 83 - Dustin Purdy 15) 3A - Warren Alexson 16) 4X - Casey Williams 17) 30 - Scott Goodrich 18) 07 - Brett Jaycox 19) 91 - Dan Hennessy 20) 1 - Jeff Van Steenburg

Kennedy's Towing of Troy Winners bonus: Jeremy Quick

Magsarus Hard Charger Award : Joe Kata (+9)

G.Pivoda and Sons Construction heat race winners: Jeremy Quick , Joe Kata , Mike Esposito

Kelly Fuels Top Ten Award: Bob Gray

American Racer RR Tire Award: Jeremy Quick

Penn Can-Lias Tire /American Racer RR Tire Award: Josh Pieniazek

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Thank you to our Sponsors: American Racer/ Lias Tire, Kelly Fuels, Krietz Oval Track Parts, Magsarus Ignitions, Kennedy's Towing, and G.Pivoda and Sons, M&W Aluminum Products, Dirt Track Girl, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Ingles Performance, and E&H Services.
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CRSA Top 15 in Points as of: Penn Can speedway - 10/18/13
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John Matrafailo - 3352
Dalton Herrick - 3317
Scott Goodrich - 3297
Josh Pieniazek - 2961
Joe Kata - 2938
Jeremy Quick - 2878
Emily VanInwegen - 2785
Mike Kiser - 2704
Warren Alexson - 2260
Dustin Purdy - 2051
Robert Gray - 1932
Jeff Van Steenburg - 1822
Jordan Thomas - 1732
Brett Jaycox - 1671
Thomas Radivoy - 1544
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"King of the Can" grand finale this Sat. Night! - posted on 10/15/14

The CRSA. Sprint Car Tour is back in action this weekend on Saturday, October 18th, for a $500 to win special event at the always exciting Penn Can Speedway, as we were invited to be part of their annual."King of the Can" grand finale.

It's also the final "full" points show for the year long Tour Points title, which means it's the last chance to make any significant gains in the standings as the remaining two races will be paying seventy five "show-up" points each.

2013 Champion, John Matrafailo, leads the way with Scott Goodrich on his heels only thirty six points back. Also in striking distance is Dalton Herrick, who sits in the third position just forty five points behind the leader. A heat win pays twelve points and the A-Main pays one hundred and fifty points which keeps the number one spot still up for grabs until the final checkered flag falls on the night. Then they must attempt to race in the final two shows of the year in order to lock in their positions.

This event is also another points race for the E&H Services LLC, "Southern Tier Challenge", as is OCFS and concludes at the Five Mile Point Speedway on October 31st. Jeremy Quick holds down the number one spot, followed by Scott Goodrich, John Matrafailo, Dalton Herrick, and Joe Kata.

Adding to the excitement, this race is also billed as a Northeast Regional event which allows racers from other Racesaver regions to attend with no membership fees as long as they conform to the rules of the CRSA.

There is no tire rule for this event, but thanks to Lias Tire/American Racer, the first car across the finish line using the CRSA stamped American Racer right rear tire will receive a free CRSA tire, and as an added bonus...there will be a random drawing for a free American Racer tire at the conclusion of the race!

Don't forget the annual Awards Banquet on November, 15th. Book your rooms early for a discount!

Pit gate opens at 3:00pm ... warmups at 5:00pm

Raceceivers are mandatory for all drivers

No transponders are needed for scoring

Fuel and tires are available at the track

Open tire rule ( the first car across the finish line with a CRSA stamped American Racer right rear, will receive a free tire courtesy of Lias Tire and another tire will be given away via a draw)
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Penn Can Speedway Final Full Points Event - Banquet Nov. 15th!! - posted on 10/01/14

The CRSA Sprint Car Tour gets a break from the action for the next two weeks as the racers ready for the final full points show of the 2014 racing season at the Penn Can Speedway.
2013 Tour Champion, John Matrafailo, leads the charge once again with Scott Goodrich only thirty six points back and Dalton Herrick sits in the third spot only nine points behind Scott. All three competitors have had a chance at the number one spot but bad luck has run its course. It all comes down to this race on October 18th for a chance to shuffle positions. After that, they just need to show up and race at the final two races of the year, OCFS and at the Five Mile Point Speedway to finish out the point reason.

Former go kart champion, Thomas Radivoy, has the CRSA Rookie title at his finger tips and merely needs to just attend the last three races to complete his mission. But don't count him out from grabbing a win before it's over... He is looking very strong as of late and feeling much more comfortable in these bigger, higher powered machines.

All three races left will still be accumulating the valuable, E&H Services "Southern Tier Challenge" points and will conclude at the end of the A-Main at the Five Mile Point Speedway. Jeremy Quick holds down the number one spot followed by Goodrich, Matrafailo, Herrick, and Joe Kata.

The CRSA Annual Awards Banquet is on tap for November 15th at the Holiday Inn Oneonta. Last years banquet saw over one hundred people in attendance and it was a great time for all. DJ, Rick Cornish is back for his fourth gig with the CRSA and has an unlimited supply of music.
Rooms are available at a the discount rate of $79.00 if reserved before 10/19. You must call and use the rate code "VDR" to get this price.
Ticket price is $40.00 which includes a huge buffet dinner. Tickets must be purchased before Nov.8.
Where? Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone- 607.433.2250
For more information, email Debbie at vandusend@comcast.net

Top 10 in CRSA Season Points as of 9/27/14
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1) John Matrafailo - 3197
2) Scott Goodrich - 3161
3) Dalton Herrick - 3152
4) Josh Pieniazek - 2809
5) Joe Kata - 2772
6) Jeremy Quick - 2706
7) Emily VanInwegen - 2632
8) Mike Kiser - 2546
9) Warren Alexson - 2124
10) Dustin Purdy - 1912
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