Rochinski Crowned King of the Can

SUSQUEHANNA, PA – One of the most frustrating seasons has officially ended at Penn Can Speedway. First year Promoter, Doug Borger, hosted 129 cars this past Saturday October 14th for King of the Can. Dickson City resident, Nick Rochinski, continued his reign of Penn Can for the second year in a row. “It is so cool to be here again. We worked hard dialing the car in. It was just missing something and I have to say Kyle and my crew are the best.” Stated Rochinski.

The popular Rochinski Enterprises #20r is a familiar in the northeast corridor and most nights can be found in the top 5 at any track. Penn Can regular, Kevin Hartnett, is always a top threat and didn’t disappoint the crowd of over 500 fans in the grandstands. What was supposed to be a 50-lap feature turned into a 1 lap drag race for the top two.

Rochinski and Hartnett were scored the only two leaders of the race. Hartnett took the lead out of the box but Rochinski quickly grabbed the top spot by lap #5. Rochinski grew a comfortable lead up until lap #30. Hartnett showed why he is called the stalker staying within striking distance of Rochinski.

The last 10 laps had Mike Colsten work his way to third with Brian Malcolm and Frank Yankowski rounding out the top five. Meanwhile the leaders had a battle of their own. Hartnett found himself on the bumper of Rochinski with five to go. By lap #47, Hartnett tested the extreme bottom putting him into position to set up a final run.

The two veterans put on a show for the fans with a final drag race to the finish with Rochinski closing the deal for the family owned Pro Bar #20r. “Hartnett is tough to beat. Racing him is good, clean racing. I’m so glad Carter and Myla could tough it out and come to victory lane. Michelle and I are lucky and the support of family is everything.” Stated Nick as he adjusted the crown of a king.




The 2017 modified champion Dan Pompey saw his night end early with a broken front axle after a tangle on lap #4. At the beginning of the night, Pompey along with 602 Sportsman champion Mike Schane, Factory Stock champion Chuck Culbertson and Xcel 600 modified champion Bailey Boyd were honored with a parade of champions and brought the flag to the front stretch for the National Anthem. 4-cylinder champion Michael Robinson couldn’t attend due to a prior commitment. He will be honored at the banquet in the future. An emotional Pompey thanked his crew and family for the support this year and throughout his career. As anyone knows, racing can go the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. Dan Pompey and his team truly earned the title and look forward to representing Penn Can Speedway in the future.

The GRIT 602 Series made its second appearance of the 2017 season. Tom Collins jr. and the 713 crew found what works at the speedway. Collins has won the two shows and looks forward to the 2018 season.

The Factory Stock division has had the most multiple winners of the season. Stephen Simpson edged out Tommy Groover by half a car length. Invader Lanson Albanese rounded out the top three.

The wingless 602 Sprints thundered their way around the track. Spectators were treated to some side by side sprint action. One can only imagine what the valley will feel when a full field of the sprints roll into town. Brody Adamsky was styling in victory lane with his crown and cape fit for a king.

The 4 cylinders have had the closest finishes of the year. Tonight would be no exception as the #28a of Adam Gilbert just edged out Nick Kennedy’s triple 7’s at the line for the win.
The Xcel 600 modifieds were on the card for two features. The held over feature from September 8th would be run and decide the 2017 champion. Bailey Boyd and the popular #163 ended the season with a win and his first 600 modified career championship. Celebrations were short and sweet as the team got ready for a full night of racing.
The Xcel Chassis tour had 35 modified on hand searching for the crown and victory lane. The Xel Chassis North Tour would also crown the 2017. Richie Hitzler held off DJ Hunt for the trip to victory lane. Aaron Bowes was declared the Tour champion.

The 2017 season is now in the books and Penn Can Speedway looks forward to 2018. Doug Borger talked of his first season at the helm of the speedway. “This year has been a learning curve. So many things were thrown our way. The weather didn’t help anyone in the northeast. We will be doing some renovations to the track and grounds over the off season. I expect Penn Can to thrive in the future so we will fix what we need to fix, tweak some systems and get her ready for 2018. We will be at some shows over the off season. You can check for updates on our website at penncanspeedway.net”

FEATURE RESULTS – KING OF THE CAN

MODIFIED FEATURE (50 LAPS)
1 20R NICK ROCHINSKI
2 88 KEVIN HARTNETT
3 51 MIKE COLSTEN
4 119 BRIAN MALCOLM
5 84Y FRANK YANKOWSKI
6 7C BRIAN WEAVER
7 1 ALLAN KELLOGG
8 151 JOEY COLSTEN
9 22C CHARLIE HENDRICKSON JR
10 9 KEN TITUS
11 17D MIKE LONEY
12 9X DALE WELTY
13 15 BRETT TONKIN
14 44 ALEIA GEISLER
15 1 DARWIN R GREENE
16 27 RAY BLISS
17 18JR MIKE DOUGHERTY
18 16 MIKE CLAPPERTON
19 11 DAN POMPEY
20 14K DANIEL MORDEN
21 77L LEE DEWITT
22 6NN NICK NYE
23 5 BUTCH GETZ
24 12B NICK BRANNING
25 4K PAT PARKER
26 37 TJ FROST
27 18S ED DACHENHAUSEN
28 316 BRAD WEAVER
29 737 BOBBY FIRTH
30 31 DAN SOLOMON
31 48 JEFF RICHARDSON
32 10 ERIC BONHAM
33 A11 SAM ALLEN

GRIT 602 SPORTSMAN SERIES (35 LAPS)
1 713 TOMMY COLLINS JR.
2 1R KYLE ROHNER
3 M16 MIKE SCHANE
4 99JR DEVON ZONA
5 24 DUSTIN JORDAN
6 84Y ALEX YANKOWSKI
7 27 BRIAN FISH
8 8 RANDY GATES
9 24X MATT COLE
10 2 CHRIS WOOD
11 123 DALE WELTY
12 44 JAMES OHARA
13 46 LEM ATKINS
14 81 DALTON MARTIN
15 21JR JOE GUASTELLA
16 87 MIKE DENNING
17 3R RAY LEONARD
18 27 RICH COONS
19 14J AJ MILLER
20 49 TIM HOWELL
21 M14 MOOSE GULLEY
22 M7 MIKE NAGEL JR
23 11 DONNIE LAWSON
24 957 RANDY FOX
25 37R TJ FROST

FACTORY STOCK (20 LAPS)
1 B17 STEPHEN SIMPSON
2 7R TOM GROOVER
3 7A GRAYSON ALBANESE
4 21J TIM PARKER
5 16 NED FITCH
6 11 NATE HILL
7 8C CHUCK CULBERTSON
8 4 KEN WASHBURN
9 18X CHARLIE TOWNER
10 34F LEVI FRINK
11 4C PAUL CONKLIN
12 9 ALICIA TOWNER
13 SIX JIM SYKES
14 11L LUKE ARBOGAST
15 X JOSH TOWNER

WINGLESS SPRINTS
1 2A BRODY ADAMSKY
2 51 ROBERT TERSILLO
3 1Q THOMAS RADIVOY
4 14 ERIC JENNINGS

4 CYLINDERS (20 LAPS)
1 28A ADAM GILBERT
2 777 NICK KENNEDY
3 12 CASEY McPHERSON
4 78 ANTHONY SEWARD
5 18J JEFF DEGROAT
6 3JD JIMMY DIFUVIO
7 60 JUSTIN POPE
8 88 JON SIEDLECKY
9 7F DAVID FOX JR
10 5W DON WOODWORTH
11 57 MAT MATHER
12 2C ZACHARY CLAPPER
13 8W RICH WAGNER
14 5 JOSHUA WILDER
15 44J JEREMY WARREN
16 84 DAVID BAINBRIDGE

XCEL 600 MODIFIED (20 LAPS)
1 9 RICHIE HITZLER
2 24 DJ HUNT
3 11 TRAVIS RIGANTE
4 11S RYAN HIGGS
5 8 BRETT TONKIN
6 5AM ADAM MUDGE
7 163 BAILEY BOYD
8 20K KEVIN VAN VALKENBERG
9 62 SHAWNA SCHIBILIA
10 20JR DUSTY DECKER
11 26 GRANT SCHIBILIA
12 85R TYLER BARTIK
13 64 AARON BOWES
14 267 KEITH INGLIN
15 120 WILL EASTMAN
16 71 TRAVIS FICHTER
17 63 ERIC BOYD
18 99 JACOB WAIBEL
19 80 TYLER SMITH
20 734 KYLE HARRINGTON
21 73 JASON SMITH
22 21 MICHAEL BURROWS
23 08 JONATHAN JOSKO
24 27 JOSH PEPE
25 98 MATT WARNER
26 08 TIM VAN HORN JR
27 51 DANA DAVIS
28 25 BYRON WORTHING
29 11 TIM FRANTZ
30 126 JOHN BURNSIDE
31 94 HUNTER DIEHL
32 79A DOMINICK AMATO
33 56K KAMDIN MABY
34 127 KOREY INGLIN
35 101 DOUG LATTNER

XCEL 600 MODIFIED HELD OVER FEATURE 9/08/17 (20 LAPS)

1 163 BAILEY BOYD
2 5AM ADAM MUDGE
3 11 JAMIE FRANTZ
4 26 GRANT SCHIBILIA
5 63 ERIC BOYD
6 62 SHAWNA SCHIBILIA
7 56K KAMDIN MABY
8 71 TRAVIS FICHTER
9 73 JASON SMITH
10 94 HUNTER DIEHL
11 80 TYLER SMITH
12 101 DOUG LATTNER