7/10/2021 - Matt Sheppard, Danny Creeden, Cody Higbie, Walt Henry Victorious

7/10/2021 - Matt Sheppard, Danny Creeden, Cody Higbie, Walt Henry Victorious

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.

The United Rentals DIRTcar Modifieds were slated to go 30 laps for one last shot at making the final eight in the hunt for the $25,000 Track Championship. Three heat events, which were won by Matt Sheppard, Bob McGannon, and Max McLaughlin, would place the top twelve drivers in a redraw. A returning Matt Janiak unfortunately locked himself into the redraw but was bludgeoned with an expired motor come time for the feature ending his night. When the green flag flew for the 30 lap feature, it was Long Island’s Dillon Steuer and Montgomery’s Anthony Perrego on the front row. Perrego took to the highside at the start, but Steuer was not letting the lead go that easy, as he took the top spot from Perrego. The field would make it to lap two where the first caution would be presented for Allison Ricci.

The next restart resulted in an immediate caution as drivers tangled in the apex of turns 1 & 2 including Bobby Hentschel, Stan Frankenfield, and Donnie Wilson. The next start would be clear, with Steuer leading the way. However it wouldn’t last long as issues on the #91 of Unadilla NY’s Billy Decker would bring out the yellow on lap five. The next restart would still have Dillon Steuer out front with Anthony Perrego in tow. Behind the top two, was a power packed trio quickly approaching which included Max McLaughlin, Matt Sheppard, and Tommy Meier. Another caution would plague the event on lap seven restacking the field. Steuer would still lead the way on the next restart but it was only until lap thirteen when heartbreak struck for our leader Steuer. Mechanical issues would end the night for our race leader, and diminish all chances of the Zubi’s Racing #17Z being present in The Final Eight.

The next restart saw Anthony Perrego as the race leader and Matt Sheppard sitting second. On their first restart, caution would be presented as Jimmy Horton found himself in trouble in turn one. The next restart, Perrego would be out front, but it wasn’t for long as Matt Sheppard would take over the rights to first place. As Sheppard took the lead and laps began to diminish, he became unchallenged for the win. Anthony Perrego and Max McLaughlin would give fans a great showing of side by side hard fought action. The duo would fight tooth and nail all the way to the checkered where Perrego would take home second and Max third.

Twenty Nine H.O Penn CAT Small Block Modifieds were slated for 25 lap action on the 5/8th Mile. Jerry Higbie and Chris Shultz lead the way to the green flag. As the field went green, it was displayed red. An incident on the front stretch would involve multiple competitors including Craig Mitchell and Bob McGannon. On the restart, Higbie and Shultz still were out front. Shultz took the lead as Higbie began to fade with what seemed to be mechanical issues resulting in the #97 going pit side by lap three. Roger Henion Jr. would follow behind Shultz out front and Richie Eurich would be in third. By lap six, Danny Creeden would waste no time in making moves, getting around the #10 of Eurich for third leaving Eurich to deal with a fast approaching Allison Ricci.

Danny Creeden sitting third, would be all over Roger Henion Jr for second. By lap nine, Creeden found himself getting the advantage and passing the Interstate Batteries sponsored #19jr.  While all this action was going on, a mix of legends and rising stars would be involved in an intense battle. It was Allison Ricci, Richie Eurich, Jimmy Horton, and Dillon Steuer all trying to defend/make their way into the top five. Ricci and Eurich would compete side by side for laps, until Ricci was able to advance position of the #10. As laps dwindled down, Creeden was hunting down Shultz out front. As lapped traffic was in view for the pair, Creeden chose the right move, and got on by the Liberty Rock Crushing #24 of Shultz. It was all over from there as Creeden would park the Shakelton Auto & Truck Parts #16X in victory lane. Shultz crossed the line second and Roger Henion Jr. third.  Dillon Steuer would get around Horton, Eurich, and then on the last lap make his way around Allison Ricci at the line for fourth.

Over forty Arkel Motors Sportsman entries were in contention for this evening's action. After four heat events and two last chance qualifiers, it was Rookie Sportsman graduate Tyler Banks and Ryan Walther on the front row of the main event. A caution would be displayed after the green flew as Jeff Hulseapple would have an issue on the backstretch ending his night before it began. The restart would have Walther taking the lead over Banks, but Everett Haubrich would get on by the youngster taking over second. A caution would come out with one lap scored for a returning Corey Cormier in turn two.

Walther and Haubrich would come to the green on the restart. Walther still would lead the way, but it was Johnny Bockhorn who would take over second, and Jamie Yannone who followed suit taking third. As Walther led the way, Bockhorn would be all over him trying to get the lead. Ryan Neiger would work his way to the front within the first few laps, passing Yannone to take third. Neiger however, did not come alone, as Cody Higbie would come along and put the pressure on Neiger. On lap six a caution would come out, this time for an incident with Pennsylvania’s Josh Allen. On the restart it was Ryan Walther and Johnny Bockhorn out front. When the green waved, Walther took off, but Bockhorn would waste no time in taking the top spot from Walther. Bockhorn wouldn't go alone either, as Cody Higbie would be in tow. It was at this point that the top five would welcome Brian Krummel into the mix. Krummel would sit in fourth after starting 21st.

Bockhorn out front would collect the Accurate Collision Halfway Leader award but also be presented with a caution flag. Jamie Yannone would be the reason for the caution, as mechanical issues plagued the #21Y. It would be two #97’s on the front row of the restart, as Johnny Bockhorn and Cody Higbie led the way. Bockhorn got out front, Higbie followed suit, but it was Krummel who tried to make a move. The trio would advance through turns 1 & 2, but it was the move by Cody Higbie that would change the game. Higbie would go way up top and get on by Bockhorn to take the lead, only one lap later to have another caution plague the event.

Higbie would be the new leader with Bockhorn in second. The green flew on the restart and Higbie would take off leaving Bockhorn and Krummel to battle. Bockhorn would manage to keep second right up until lap sixteen where Krummel would get on by Bockhorn. Krummel would begin to reel in Higbie, but Higbie was too powerful out front, collecting his first victory in 2021 at the Legendary House Of Power.0

The 15 lap NAPA Northeast Parts Street Stock feature kicked off with two new faces in the division, Ben Richard and Jared Palmer on the front row. Richard would take off and grab the lead but drifted up too high in turn two. The door opened for Ronnie Constable to take over, and Constable would. The first of many cautions would happen on lap two. After a failed restart, Constable and Dylan Gannon would restart front row, with Gannon taking the lead as the green dropped. Charlie Donald would swoop in taking over second. Bob Sleight Jr would follow as well, taking third. Walt Henry wasted now time being present up front, by placing himself in fourth by lap four after starting sixteenth. Bob Sleight would get on by Charlie Donald for second until the yellow flag would be presented on lap five for the #110 of Ben Richard. Dylan Gannon and Bob Sleight would lead the way to the green on the next restart. Sleight would take over the top spot, putting the #46 in second. Multiple cautions would bedevil the event even up until the last lap. On the last lap however, it was Walt Henry who took the lead over and became another winner in history books of the Legendary House Of Power!

1 #9S Matt Sheppard   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:26.059 18 00:21.548      
 
2 #44P Anthony Perrego   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:34.033 5 00:21.833 7.974 7.974  
 
3 #32C Max McLaughlin   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:34.813 12 00:21.758 8.754 0.780  
 
4 #33.3 Tommy Meier   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:35.025 16 00:21.870 8.966 0.212  
 
5 #69T Tyler Boniface   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:37.226 17 00:22.144 11.167 2.201  
 
6 #4V Billy VanInwegen   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:37.963 18 00:22.041 11.904 0.737  
 
7 #93X Craig Mitchell   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:39.806 21 00:22.157 13.747 1.843  
 
8 #21M Bob McGannon   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:40.430 20 00:22.328 14.371 0.624  
 
9 #43F Keith Flach   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:41.201 19 00:22.290 15.142 0.771  
 
10 #91 Billy Decker   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:42.537 20 00:22.295 16.478 1.336  
 
11 #88T Tyler Jashembowski   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:43.209 23 00:22.252 17.150 0.672  
 
12 #244 Chris Whitehead   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:45.292 20 00:22.403 19.233 2.083  
 
13 #43 Jimmy Horton   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:47.286 12 00:22.387 21.227 1.994  
 
14 #7 Donnie Wilson   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
30 28:48.155 20 00:22.614 22.096 0.869  
 
15 #55 Allison Ricci   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
29 28:27.020 12 00:22.598 0.961    
 
16 #28F Stan Frankenfield   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
29 28:29.300 23 00:22.796 3.241 2.280  
 
17 #78 Zach Vavricka   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 26:56.695 12 00:22.692      
 
18 #10 Rich Eurich   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
16 25:04.586 16 00:22.467      
 
19 #17Z Dillon Steuer   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
13 18:12.874 5 00:21.469      
 
20 #4SL Bob Hentschel   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
8 17:31.064 7 00:23.169      
 
21 #3D Tyler Dippel   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
7 10:37.590 5 00:22.646      
 
22 #83 Chris Stevens   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
7 10:46.403 4 00:24.879   8.813  

 

 

1 #97C Cody Higbie   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:25.170 14 00:23.220      
 
2 #12C Brian Krummel   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:25.631 20 00:22.952 0.461 0.461  
 
3 #97B John Bockhorn   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:28.791 8 00:23.229 3.621 3.160  
 
4 #10R Ryan Walther   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:31.061 10 00:23.461 5.891 2.270  
 
5 #20B Joe Bonetti   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:31.337 10 00:23.489 6.167 0.276  
 
6 #24S Matt Schultz   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:32.132 10 00:23.767 6.962 0.795  
 
7 #38 Jared Labagh   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:33.130 18 00:23.660 7.960 0.998  
 
8 #8A Mel Schruffer   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:34.065 9 00:23.696 8.895 0.935  
 
9 #40 Clinton Mills   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:34.683 17 00:23.749 9.513 0.618  
 
10 #4A Josh Allen   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:35.431 17 00:23.556 10.261 0.748  
 
11 #20C Corey Cormier   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:37.152 19 00:23.482 11.982 1.721  
 
12 #91 Bobby Flood   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:37.341 6 00:23.983 12.171 0.189  
 
13 #J73 Joe Conklin   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:38.537 14 00:24.184 13.367 1.196  
 
14 #73J Troy Arnold   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:39.634 16 00:23.657 14.464 1.097  
 
15 #717 Everett Haubrich   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:41.046 6 00:23.988 15.876 1.412  
 
16 #3W Brett Weslowski   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:42.038 20 00:24.026 16.868 0.992  
 
17 #186 Frank Frasco   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:42.929 18 00:24.331 17.759 0.891  
 
18 #7D Mike Orlando   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:43.357 18 00:23.739 18.187 0.428  
 
19 #15S Dylan Smith   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:44.281 4 00:23.975 19.111 0.924  
 
20 #5 Ryan Neiger   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:45.051 3 00:23.548 19.881 0.770  
 
21 #5W Rob Wosyluk   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
20 21:47.320 19 00:24.391 22.150 2.269  
 
22 #77J Jeff Higham   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
16 20:02.489 8 00:24.117      
 
23 #21 Jamie Yannone   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
10 11:25.726 4 00:23.470      
 
24 #63 Tyler Banks   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
5 06:49.339 4 00:24.892      
 
25 #18W Bobby Waters   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
3 05:58.015 1 00:24.645      
 
26 #1X Jeff Hulseapple   OCFS Sportsman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
  00:00.469 0 00:00.000  

 

 

1 #16X Danny Creeden   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:49.696 19 00:22.204      
 
2 #24S Chris Shultz   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:52.940 5 00:22.431 3.244 3.244  
 
3 #19H Roger Henion Jr   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:53.954 17 00:22.480 4.258 1.014  
 
4 #17Z Dillion Steuer   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:54.049 24 00:21.812 4.353 0.095  
 
5 #55 Allison Ricci   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:56.132 19 00:22.326 6.436 2.083  
 
6 #10 Rich Eurich   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:57.937 22 00:22.514 8.241 1.805  
 
7 #43 Jimmy Horton   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 15:59.628 19 00:22.602 9.932 1.691  
 
8 #83 Chris Stevens   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:00.523 22 00:22.588 10.827 0.895  
 
9 #28 Jimmy Spellmon   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:01.637 13 00:22.484 11.941 1.114  
 
10 #12 Anthony Perrego   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:01.951 10 00:22.280 12.255 0.314  
 
11 #5L Charlie Loiodice   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:04.473 23 00:22.628 14.777 2.522  
 
12 #27J Corey Cormier   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:04.981 9 00:22.408 15.285 0.508  
 
13 #69 Tyler Boniface   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:05.305 17 00:22.271 15.609 0.324  
 
14 #4V Billy VanInwegen   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:07.186 23 00:22.739 17.490 1.881  
 
15 #33 John Lieto   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:08.024 21 00:22.497 18.328 0.838  
 
16 #22 Tanner VanDoren   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:08.603 13 00:22.555 18.907 0.579  
 
17 #20B Joe Bonetti   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
25 16:09.635 23 00:22.395 19.939 1.032  
 
18 #44X Shane Jablonka   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
24 15:49.826 23 00:22.488 0.130    
 
19 #15M Daniel Morgiewicz   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
24 15:53.556 14 00:23.126 3.860 3.730  
 
20 #44T Brandon Daley   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
17 13:11.211 16 00:23.063      
 
21 #25 Mike Kolka   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
11 10:47.571 9 00:22.822      
 
22 #406 Richard Ricci III   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
10 10:45.822 3 00:24.725      
 
23 #97 Jerry Higbie   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
2 07:11.202 1 00:23.977      
 
24 #21M Bob McGannon   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
1 00:27.949 1 00:26.601      
 
25 #44P Anthony Perrego   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
  00:00.000 0 00:00.000      
 
25 #91 Billy Decker   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
1 00:28.030 1 00:26.095   28.030  
 
26 #93X Craig Mitchell   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
1 00:28.221 1 00:26.122   0.191  
 
27 #96 Tyler Treacy   OCFS Modifieds
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
1 00:37.780 1 00:34.746   9.559  
 
28 #78 Zach Vavricka   
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
  00:00.000 0 00:00.000      
 
29 #3 Erik Holmgren   
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
  00:00.000 0 00:00.000   0.000  

 

 

1 #171 Walt Henry   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:28.946 13 00:29.488      
 
2 #8 Bobby Sleight Jr   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:29.049 11 00:29.101 0.103 0.103  
 
3 #32 Charlie Donald   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:29.595 8 00:29.763 0.649 0.546  
 
4 #45 Jim Hajkowski   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:30.195 11 00:29.466 1.249 0.600  
 
5 #191 Jack Beaumont   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:30.277 5 00:29.994 1.331 0.082  
 
6 #1V Mike Vigiletti   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:30.662 8 00:29.427 1.716 0.385  
 
7 #49 Ron Constable   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:31.806 5 00:30.081 2.860 1.144  
 
8 #110 Ben Richard   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
15 30:32.130 12 00:30.316 3.184 0.324  
 
9 #46 Dillon Gannon   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
14 25:05.960 11 00:29.104      
 
10 #07 Ryan Modiano   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
13 24:39.882 13 00:30.166      
 
11 #414 John Tucker   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
13 24:42.403 8 00:30.469   2.521  
 
12 #75 Ray Tarantino   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
13 30:31.418 11 00:30.411 2.472 5:49.015  
 
13 #3T Randy Torres   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
11 18:46.276 10 00:31.206      
 
14 #53 Rob Taylor   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
6 10:57.531 5 00:29.939      
 
15 #58 Danny Hedges   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
2 01:02.928 2 00:30.798      
 
16 #J30 Jared Palmer   OCFS Street Stocks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap  
2 01:05.928 1 00:32.423   3.000