08/14/2021 - Tyler Boniface Scores Big on Hard Hats Night

08/14/2021 - Tyler Boniface Scores Big on Hard Hats Night

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.


The 30 lap H.O Penn CAT Small Block Modifieds kicked off with Ryan MaCartney and “The Otisville Outlaw” Corey Cormier on the front row. Cormier obtained the lead at the start, but teenage sensation MaCartney took it back from him. Early race heartbreak struck for MaCartney as suspension issues ended his night on lap two leaving Cormier out front as the leader. As Cormier acquired the lead, the Interstate Batteries #83 of Chris Stevens took over second. Cormier seemed to set the Comfort Express #26 on Cruise Control as it almost seemed like he never lifted and began stretching his lead. Stevens followed suit, putting car lengths between himself and third place. On lap eleven, points leader “The Ant Man” Anthony Perrego would have some issues array on the Superior Remodeling #44 bringing out a yellow.


Perrego would join back at the tailside, but it was Cormier and Stevens leading the pack. Cormier quickly maintained his lead with Stevens in tow, but it was “The Highside Hustler” Tyler Boniface getting by Allison Ricci for third. Cormier began to extend his lead over the rest of the field leaving Stevens and Boniface to do battle for second. Boniface took to the highside and got around Stevens for second before setting his sights on Cormier. By lap twenty-three, Cormier was into lapped traffic. Boniface and Stevens were spread out evenly behind Cormier, and Allison Ricci had to battle with Dillon Steuer for fourth. On lap twenty-five a caution would come out for “The Viking” Erik Holmgren in the #TREE car. Cormier, who had a strong lead, would see it diminished and would have Tyler Boniface restarting side by side. On the restart, a red flag would be needed as a pile up developed after “DC Express” Danny Creeden had mechanical issues. The incident would involve Kirk Horton, Jimmy Spellmon, Tyler Treacey, and Rich Ricci III. For the remaining five laps, Cormier would keep his lead at the start, but Boniface was on the charge. Allison Ricci took advantage of the restart, advancing into third with Dillon Steuer fourth. Boniface was all over Cormier, and on lap twenty-seven, Boniface would utilize the top side, taking the lead over and collect another win for the 2021 season.
The 20 lap Arkel Motors Sportsman feature included some of the night's best open wheel action. 44 competitors vied for the 26 starting spots in the feature. Ryan Walther, Jeff Hulseapple, Troy Arnold, and Bobby Flood collected the heat wins, while Dylan Smith and a returning Travis Green were victorious in the last chance qualifiers. When the field made its way out on the track, it was Jeff Hulseapple and Troy Arnold on the front row. As the green flag waved, Troy Arnold garnered the lead. Hulseapple and Charlie Loiodice followed suit. Arnold began slowly putting a distance between himself and Hulseapple, but it was all action behind the two. Ryan Neiger and Lem Atkins duked it out for spots in the top five running order, but it all came to a halt when second place driver, Jeff Hulseapple had mechanical failures bringing out the caution.


The next restart required a red flag shortly after the green flag flew. In the apex of turns one and two, Ryan Neiger, Charles Loiodice, and Lem Atkins all were involved. The next restart would have leader Troy Arnold side by side with Bobby “Flash” Flood. As the field got under way, Flood took over the top spot from Arnold, and he didn't come alone. Twelfth place starter Jared LaBagh tagged along and took over second. As flood was building up a lead, LaBagh wasn’t letting him out of his sight. Behind the duo, points leader Joey Bonetti was fighting hard with Gary Edwards Jr for the third position as Jamie Yannone and Ryan Walther were going at it for fifth. On lap sixteen a caution was needed for early race leader Troy Arnold.  The next restart would require another red flag for an incident involving Ryan Walther, Jamie Yannone, and Justin Gozzi. When the field got going again Flood would lead over LaBagh. LaBagh would throw everything he had at Flood, but one small miscue allowed some of the hard charging competitors to get on by. Flood proved too strong for this one, adding his name yet again into the history books.

Possibly one of the most exciting races to watch during the night, low and behold, came from the lone full fender division, The NAPA North East Parts Street Stocks. Two New Jersey drivers made up the front row at the initial start. It was Vernon’s Ben Richard and Tabernacle's Jack Beaumont. When the duo entered turn one, a new race leader emerged as Walt Henry went three wide and took the lead by the time they exited turn two. Beaumont, utilizing the Tyler Boniface lane, was able to pull side by side with Henry, until Jimmy Hajkowski made it a three car battle for the lead. As Hajkowski closed in, “The Junkyard Jet” Charlie Donald made the battle for the lead a four car match up. All this action was just before lap five, when a caution flew for the #414 of John Tucker who was around backwards in turn three.

On the restart, it was Henry and Hajkowski out front. Quickly after the green, you guessed it, another three wide battle. Points leader Mike Vigiletti made a three wide pass, but only managed to advance to second, but shortly found his way to the top spot. If the three wide racing wasn’t enough, “DC” Danny Carlough, who started last, inserted the #777 into fourth, making it five cars battling as close as can be. Carlough, who just returned to the division last weekend after a six year hiatus, found himself not stopping at being fifth, but going on by Donald, Henry, and Hajkowski and taking second right behind Vigiletti. Vigiletti caught up to lapped traffic later in the event, with Carlough in tow, but time ran out for “DC” as “The Haverstraw Hammer” Mike Vigiletti picked up the win. Vigiletti also collected the Wicked Truck Worx Back To Back Bonus, for winning two consecutive races.

358 Modified:

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 69T Tyler Boniface 23:51.420 0.000 30 23.202 27 96.974 mi/h
2 26R Corey Cormier 23:52.327 0.907 30 23.139 4 97.238 mi/h
3 55 Allison Ricci 23:53.368 1.948 30 23.586 29 95.396 mi/h
4 17Z Dillon Steuer 23:54.095 2.675 30 23.471 21 95.863 mi/h
5 83 Chris Stevens 23:56.329 4.909 30 23.326 4 96.459 mi/h
6 93X Craig Mitchell 23:56.763 5.343 30 23.473 7 95.855 mi/h
7 44P Anthony Perrego 23:56.959 5.539 30 23.557 5 95.513 mi/h
8 21M Bob McGannon 23:58.199 6.779 30 23.935 21 94.005 mi/h
9 44X Shane Jablonka 23:58.689 7.269 30 23.782 22 94.609 mi/h
10 43 Jimmy Horton 23:59.565 8.145 30 23.975 4 93.848 mi/h
11 69G Randy Green 24:00.047 8.627 30 23.800 9 94.538 mi/h
12 10 Rich Eurich 24:00.945 9.525 30 23.869 9 94.265 mi/h
13 406 Richard Ricci III 24:01.188 9.768 30 24.120 7 93.284 mi/h
14 45 Tanner VanDoren 24:01.678 10.258 30 23.907 10 94.115 mi/h
15 5L Charlie Loiodice 24:02.234 10.814 30 24.111 3 93.318 mi/h
16 7K Kirk Horton 24:03.119 11.699 30 24.199 24 92.979 mi/h
17 28 Jimmy Spellmon 24:04.701 13.281 30 24.019 8 93.676 mi/h
18 4S Peter Shwartzott 24:04.791 1 lap 29 24.217 4 92.91 mi/h
19 16X Dannny Creeden 13:03.656 5 laps 25 23.815 11 94.478 mi/h
20 19H Roger Henion Jr 13:08.649 5 laps 25 23.956 21 93.922 mi/h
21 96 Tyler Treacy 13:16.695 5 laps 25 24.034 23 93.617 mi/h
22 3 Erik Holmgren 12:54.802 6 laps 24 24.126 3 93.26 mi/h
23 78 Zach Vavricka 8:46.635 16 laps 14 24.024 9 93.656 mi/h
24 24S Chris Shultz 3:47.045 21 laps 9 24.305 3 92.574 mi/h
25 5A Terry Arnold 3:52.733 21 laps 9 24.683 7 91.156 mi/h
26 12 Ryan Macartney 47.026 28 laps 2 23.065 1 97.55 mi/h
DNS 33R Patrick Reiser 0.000 0.000 - 0.000 - -

Sportsman:

Pos


Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 91 Bobby Flood 19:08.210 0.000 20 23.563 10 95.489 mi/h
2 21JR Gary Edwards Jr 19:09.117 0.907 20 23.577 9 95.432 mi/h
3 20B Joe Bonetti 19:10.165 1.955 20 23.818 9 94.466 mi/h
4 97C Cody Higbie 19:10.345 2.135 20 23.970 18 93.867 mi/h
5 38 Jared Labagh 19:10.518 2.308 20 23.566 11 95.477 mi/h
6 24S Matt Schultz 19:11.663 3.453 20 24.064 19 93.501 mi/h
7 77J Jeff Higham 19:12.200 3.990 20 24.163 13 93.118 mi/h
8 40 Clinton Mills 19:12.443 4.233 20 24.382 20 92.281 mi/h
9 18W Bobby Waters 19:13.302 5.092 20 24.240 6 92.822 mi/h
10 69T Travis Green 19:13.505 5.295 20 24.523 14 91.751 mi/h
11 21III Gary Edward III 19:14.904 6.694 20 24.113 20 93.311 mi/h
12 73J Troy Arnold 19:15.497 7.287 20 23.337 2 96.413 mi/h
13 399 Nick Giardini 19:16.197 7.987 20 24.530 7 91.724 mi/h
14 97B John Bockhorn 19:16.811 8.601 20 24.592 2 91.493 mi/h
15 J73 Joe Conklin 19:17.801 9.591 20 24.548 3 91.657 mi/h
16 4A Josh Allen 19:14.085 1 lap 19 23.755 9 94.717 mi/h
17 21 Jamie Yannone 11:11.615 4 laps 16 24.051 11 93.551 mi/h
18 10R Ryan Walther 11:12.081 4 laps 16 24.034 12 93.617 mi/h
19 85 Justin Gozzi 11:22.143 4 laps 16 24.044 7 93.578 mi/h
20 27J Jared Miller 10:32.366 6 laps 14 24.317 11 92.528 mi/h
21 717 Everett Haubrich 8:27.795 11 laps 9 24.805 7 90.708 mi/h
22 5L Charlie Loiodice 2:48.570 13 laps 7 23.736 2 94.793 mi/h
23 5 Ryan Neiger 2:51.246 13 laps 7 23.427 3 96.043 mi/h
24 1X Jeff Hulseapple 2:51.610 13 laps 7 23.708 3 94.905 mi/h
25 46 Lem Atkins 2:51.903 13 laps 7 24.038 3 93.602 mi/h
26 15S Dylan Smith 2:09.212 15 laps 5 24.075 5 93.458 mi/h

Street Stock:

Pos


Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 1 Mike Vigiletti 11:24.893 0.000 15 28.615 13 78.63 mi/h
2 777 Danny Carlough 11:25.979 1.086 15 28.568 15 78.759 mi/h
3 32 Charlie Donald 11:26.637 1.744 15 28.615 15 78.63 mi/h
4 45 Jim Hajkowski 11:27.291 2.398 15 28.682 10 78.446 mi/h
5 191 Jack Beaumont 11:30.076 5.183 15 29.068 15 77.405 mi/h
6 171 Walt Henry 11:31.861 6.968 15 28.956 5 77.704 mi/h
7 60 Marty Van Nieuwland 11:32.626 7.733 15 29.155 10 77.174 mi/h
8 110 Ben Richard 11:34.684 9.791 15 29.398 13 76.536 mi/h
9 07 Ryan Modiano 11:34.988 10.095 15 29.412 13 76.499 mi/h
10 414 John Tucker 11:55.595 3 laps 12 29.265 10 76.884 mi/h
11 46 Dillon Gannon 7:05.519 9 laps 6 28.742 4 78.283 mi/h
12 8 Bobby Sleight Jr 0.419 15 laps - 0.000 - -