SARKISIAN SCORES OPEN MOD WIN; NARDELLI, KELLER AND KNAPP RECORD SUPPORT WINS

 

SARKISIAN SCORES OPEN MOD WIN;

NARDELLI, KELLER AND KNAPP RECORD SUPPORT WINS

 

Bob Sarkisian recorded his first win of the season in the third round of the 811 Dig Safely Open-Comp Modified series.  Lee Nardelli won his second feature in a row while Rich Keller returned to Victory Lane.  Art Knapp won the ServPro Four Cylinder event for the first time this season.

 

Bob Sarkisian making his first start in the 811 Dig Safely Open-Comp Modified series scored the win.  Ron

Roberts led the opening lap and then spun in turn three after being sandwiched between Jimmy Horton and Lou Cicconi challenging him for the lead.  Roberts collected co-point leader, Bobby Drayton along with Brett Ballard and Joe and Jesse Dill.  Drayton, Ballard and Jesse Dill were done for the night.  Roberts headed to the pits and was able to make repairs and return to action.  On the restart, Cicconi and Sarkisian drove past Horton for the lead and second.  Horton then slid back to fifth as Brad Roberts and Richie Pratt, Jr. passed him for third and fourth on lap five.  Horton passed Brad Roberts for fourth with Johnny Cornell take fifth on lap 14.  A caution on lap 15 bunched the field.  Sarkisian grabbed the lead from Cicconi entering the first turn and one lap later Cicconi and Pratt tangled while battling for second.  Two more laps were completed with Sarkisian leading before the events final caution slowed the action when Brad Roberts collected Corey Andersen in the third turn.  While under yellow a medical emergency occurred in the grandstands.  The event was under red flag conditions and eventually declared complete.

 

Lee Nardelli recorded his fourth win of the season in dramatic fashion.  Nardelli started sixth on the initial start and with a wide move down the homestretch was the leader by the time the field entered the first turn.  Nardelli continued to lead event with Rob Vivona staying within striking distance.  A caution with three laps remaining gave Vivona a chance for the win.  On the restart, Vivona timed the restart perfectly and with an outside move grabbed the lead from Nardelli.  Vivona left the door open as he went wide down the backstretch.  And Nardelli seized the opportunity.  Nardelli was scored the leader the final two laps.  Vivona recorded another second place finished followed by Jon Keller, Bill Thomas and Tony Hodgson.

 

Rich Keller credited a poor performance from the previous week for the win this week.  Keller jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag and held off all challenger to capture his second win of the season.  Steve Coslop finished second followed by Tyler Reinhardt, Colin Bustard and Ryan Wozunk.

 

Art Knapp returned to racing on Friday night after missing the last event for the Four Cylinder Enduros.  Knapp passed early leaders Carly Rocap and then Michael Bentley to record his first win of the season.  Knapp pulled away from Bentley followed by Rocap.  In Victory Lane, Knapp dedicated the win to a long-time friend, Ev Pierce of Southern New York Racing Association.

 

On behalf of the Bridgeport Speedway management and racing family we extend our condolences to the family and friends of John Cornell who passed away while attending the Friday night event watching his son compete in the Open-Comp Modifieds.

 

SUMMARY

 

811 DIG SAFELY OPEN-COMP MODIFIEDS (25 LAPS)

  1. Bob Sarkisian, 2. Jimmy Horton, 3. Johnny Cornell, 4. Ron Roberts, 5. Richie Pratt, Jr., 6. Lou Cicconi, 7. Corey Andersen, 8. Brad Roberts, 9. Patrick Gold, 10. Frank Holmes, 11. Joe Dill, 12. Ricky Wenger, 13 Brett Ballard, 14. Jesse Dill, 15. Bobby Drayton

 

 

WINGLESS 600cc MICRO SPRINTS (20 LAPS)

  1. Lee Nardelli, 2. Rob Vivona, 3. Jon Keller, 4. Bill Thomas, 5. Tony Hodgson, 6. Sam LaMothe, 7. Ed Barber, III, 8. Mike Fillbrunn, 9. Gary Forsythe, 10. Ernie Miles, Jr., 11. Ernie Miles, III, 12. Nick Havens, 13. Jim Tippin, 14. Jermain Godshall

 

270cc MICRO SPRINTS (20 LAPS)

  1. Rich Keller, 2. Steve Coslop, 3. Tyler Reinhardt, 4. Colin Bustard, 5. Ryan Wozunk, 6. Gary Waegel, 7. Jonathan John, 8. John Blanda, 9. Sean Huesser, 10. Lee Reinhardt

 

SERVPRO FOUR CYLINDER ENDUROS (20 LAPS)

  1. Art Knapp, 2. Michael Bentley, 3. Carly Rocap, 4. Keith McKinley, 5. Chris Sammons, 6. Scott Miller, 7. Laura John

 

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 19, 2015 – No racing

Saturday, June 20, 2015 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, TSRS 305 Sprints and Rookies, racing at 7pm

Sunday, June 21, 2015 – POKER SERIES #3 – 270cc & wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, Four-Cylinder Enduros, Slingshots & Stage-1 Modifieds, racing at 5:30pm

Friday, June 26, 2015 – 270cc & wingless 600cc Micro Sprints, Four & Eight Cylinder Enduros and STARS Mod Lites, racing at 8pm

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – GRADUATION NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookie Graduation

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