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Diary of a Mad Sportswriter: Albany-Saratoga Speedway quik results

Diary of a Mad Sportswriter

Stan Hudy is a sportswriter for The Saratogian and Community News. He covers high school and youth sports in the Saratoga County area as well as writing a weekly book review on sports books. He's not just a "stick and ball" sportswriter, he's willing to take on any sport as well as any subject.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Albany-Saratoga Speedway quik results

It was Rock 'N Race night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, could could be re-named first-time, long-time night after Friday's racing finished.

Modified feature
35 laps
Matt Sheppard committed to running at Albany-Saratoga at the beginning of the season and it paid off.
The Latham driver outdueled A.J. Romano in his Magee Transportation Services No. 44, taking over the lead on lap 24. He held off Romano for the remaining 11 laps for his first career victory at The Great Race Place.
He started in second place and took advantage of a caution-free 35-lap race, taking the win and an extra $500 courtesy of the Salisbury Chevrolet 'Beat Brett Hearn' $500 bonus.

Sportsman feature
25 laps
Whitey Slavin started on the pole and went wire-to-wire in capturing his first-ever victory at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in his John Ray & Son Fuel Oil No. 53.

Pro Stock feature
25 laps
Defending champion Lori Cary maintained her composure and her racing line Friday to bring her Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming No. 96 into victory lane for the second time this year and for her fifth win at a CVRA track.
Jimmy Eaton could only follow the pink crate engine powered No. 96 around for 24-laps and still couldn't make a run during the one-lap shootout courtesy of a caution on lap 24.

Limited feature
20 laps
"Crazy" Curtis Condon drove a smart race in a rare early evening start, taking the lead from D.J. Brundige with two laps to go for his first win since September of last year.
He admitted he had a weaker motor until Anthony Durie loaned him his powerplant that led him and the Quaker Bay Inc. No. 04 to victory lane.

Mini Stock feature
15 laps
There wasn't any drama until the 4- and 6-cylinder feature was complete.
Phil DeFiglio claimed his ninth-straight 6-cylinder win in his Riverside Auto Part's No. 28 and Brette Osgood claimed his sixth straight 4-cylinder win in his Gary's Auto Body No. 20.
The results are unofficial as both drivers had to turn in their car's computer module to the pit tower for testing.
In a closed-door meeting of the division, fingers were pointed regarding the performance ability of the two cars and the track will attempt to confirm the racer's computer compliance to the two winners.

SPINNING WHEELS
Albany-Saratoga Speedway is back in action this Tuesday night with a special mid-week show featuring "Megasaurus" the cyborg-car eating machine along with a host of other action-packed vehicles from the Wild West Show.
A special admission price is in effect and the crowds will be entertained by a full slate of racing as well as CVRA's famous fireworks show at dusk.

On Friday, the Race of Champions Tour returns to The Great Race Place with another special admission price in effect and a full racing card on tap.

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