Saturday evening was the crowning of the 2021 H.O Penn CAT Small Block Modified, The Arkel Motors Sportsman, and The NAPA Northeast Parts Street Stock Track Champions, along with The Final Four in the hunt for the United Rentals DIRTcar Big Block Modified Track Champion. Over 100 competitors filled the pit area for one of the final nights of racing in 2021, with the main event action kicking off first with The H.O Penn CAT Small Block Modifieds.
United Rentals presented The Hard Hats Of America Night at The Legendary House Of Power along with Dig Safely, Hauser Bro’s Plumbing & Mechanical, and VanEtten Contacting which included action among three of the regular divisions of racing action. The H.O Penn CAT Small Block Modifieds, The Arkel Motors Sportsman, and The NAPA North East Parts Street Stocks filled the pit area with nearly 100 entries ready and eager to qualify.
Thursday Night August 12th The Legendary House Of Power celebrated 102 years of operation with its Centennial 102 lap Big Block Super DIRTcar Series event. 40 DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds entered the pits for competition which started with group time trials. The overall fastest timer of the night was none other than “Mad Max” himself, Max McLaughlin. McLaughlin was just shy of making the top eight for the Championship in 2021, so it came as no surprise that Max would sit on top going into qualifying heats. Four heat events, taking the top three to a redraw, and the overall top five to the feature, were won by Max McLaughlin, Peter Britten, Stewart Friesen, and Anthony Perrego. There were two last chance qualifiers which were won by Keith Flach and Bobby Hentschel.
Saturday night August 7th was The Annual Full Fender Nostalgia Night and The Annual Marky Traverse Memorial for the NAPA Northeast Parts Street Stock division. The Marky Traverse Memorial is an event that has taken place at The Legendary House Of Power for many seasons honoring the wonderful life of young racefan taken from us too soon. The NAPA Northeast Parts Street Stock division competed in a special twenty lap main event, in what was the richest Street Stock race in the 102 years the speedway has been open. Fans, race teams, sponsors, and past drivers supported the event in raising what was a near $10,000 purse. Twenty Two Street Stocks entered for competition, the highest car count for the division in the 2021 season yet.
It was a late night at The Legendary House Of Power on Saturday evening. A brief rain shower hit the speedway delaying the night's action, which included every single weekly division of racing being sponsored by Crackers Motorsports Marketing & Valpak. Over 100 cars filled the pit area between all four divisions, with the pressure being applied to the United Rentals DIRTcar Modified drivers who were competing for the final eight spots in their Championship hunt. Also, the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Rookie Sportsman drivers would be competing within the Arkel Motors Sportsman for the first time since their graduation night.
Precision Hydraulic & Oil presented Saturday night action on June 26th 2021 with a captivating night being presented for the driver out of Central Valley New York. It was Joey Bonetti topping both the H.O Penn Cat Small Block and The Arkel Motors Sportsman main events. Twenty nine H.O Penn Cat Small Block Modifieds entered to compete Saturday and Twenty Seven Arkel Motors Sportsman. It was Joe Bonetti, Corey Cormier, and Jimmy Horton winning the Small Block heat events, while Cody Higbie, Bobby Flood, and Johnny Bockhorn won the Sportsman heat races.
It was all about “Revenge” at The Legendary House Of Power Thursday night June 17th. Thirty one United Rentals DIRTcar Modifieds entered for a chance at a $5,000 payday and the chance at locking themselves in for the hunt of the 2021 Track Championship. Drivers were split into four different groups, and then two sub groups for time trials. The overall fastest driver, which was Matt Sheppard, would then draw a pill which could invert up to four drivers in their heat races, which were based off of time trials. Mike Mahaney was fastest of group one, “Mad Max” Max McLaughlin was the fastest in group two, “Super Matt” Matt Sheppard was fastest in group three, and “The Thrilla From Unadilla” Billy Decker was the fastest of group four. Sheppard being the overall fastest picked pill four for the invert putting all four drivers in the fourth starting spot for their heat events. Mike Mahaney, Max McLaughlin, Matt Sheppard, and Mat Williamson were the victors of each heat and eight other drivers were locked into the “Revenge Redraw”. Allison Ricci was the victor of the last chance qualifier, obtaining the lead after motor issues sidelined “DC Express” Danny Creeden.
Mike Sparta Trucking & Dave’s Racing Collectibles presented the ever so popular annual Nostalgia Night Saturday evening. A night exactly where almost everyone returns home for a great night of racing action accompanied by the largest autograph session The House Of Power has to offer. The memories, the stories, the icons you name it, and its mentioned during Nostalgia Night. This year was the return of Nostalgia Night after the Covid-19 Pandemic, and it was a glorious one.
For the first time, the Arkel Motors Sportsman division took center stage at The Legendary House Of Power Saturday evening. The Triple Crown event, which consisted of three twenty lap feature events, had a lot at stake for the competitors including three full purses, three full sets of points, a guaranteed starting spot for Eastern States Weekend, free Hoosier Tires, and $900 in bonus money. 47 drivers entered in for competition which incorporated five qualifying heats and one b main. Jared LaBagh, Bobby Flood, Brian Krummel, Jeff Hulseapple, and Joey Bonetti collected the heat race wins, and defending track champion Tanner VanDoren claimed the B-Main win.
In what was possibly one of the nicest days of 2021, the racing was hot on the 5/8th mile Legendary House Of Power Thursday evening. 30 plus United Rentals DIRTcar Modifieds entered for a $6,000 pay day, and a chance to get closer to the $25,000 Championship. Along with the United Rentals DIRTcar Modifieds, the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Rookie Sportsman and spectator races filled out the card. The event on hand was the first one of many Thursday night specials this season, known as the “Twin”tyfive-75. Two 25 lap feature events and a B-Main set the starting grid for the 75 lap Main event for the DIRTcar Modifieds.