Paulie Colagiovanni Tops Empire Super Sprint Field At Thunder Mountain

CENTER LISLE, NY – Paulie Colagiovanni was victorious on Thursday night after taking the lead from Davie Franek on lap 13 and cruising to victory by over 5 seconds in a feature event that went green to checkers.

Tyler Cartier and Joe Trenca brought the Empire Super Sprints A-Main to the green flag. Trenca, the ‘Salt City Outlaw’ jumped out to the early race lead. Trenca created some breathing room between himself and Cartier, who quickly found himself battling with Davie Franek and Paulie Colagiovanni, who had risen through the field from their fourth and fifth place starting spots. By lap ten, as Trenca worked lap traffic, Franek and Colagiovanni were right on his heels. Trenca held strong until contact with a lap car on the top side of turn three put Trenca in the wall, allowing Franek to pass. Colagiovanni stayed right on the tail tanks of the top two, before pulling two-for-one special in turns three and four. Colagiovanni dived to the inside and found bite just above the tractor tires, going from third to first at the line on lap fifteen. Colagiovanni pulled away to a dominating five second lead to take the checkered flag. Franek and Trenca completed the podium, while Brett Wright and Can-Am Speedweek event winner Matt Tanner completed the top five.

Empire Super Sprint 360 Sprint Car Feature (25 Laps) – PAULIE COLAGIOVANNI, Davie Franek, Joe Trenca, Brett Wright, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney, Danny Varin, Shawn Donath, Kelly Hebing, Sam Reakes IV, Jordan Poirier, Denny Peebles, Tyler Cartier, Chad Miller, Jeff Cook, Dylan Swiernik, Billy VanInwegen, Dalton Rombough, Dalton Herrick, Scott Holcomb, Thomas Radivoy, Tommy Wickham, Keith Granholm, Emily VanInwegen