GENEVA, NY – Romulus NY native Jon Kuleszo claimed the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour’s Modified division feature go this past Saturday at the tight 1/3 rd mile oval at the Paradise Speedway.
Kuleszo battled briefly with Kingston, Ontario’s John Stanley as the field went green during the 20 lap feature go. But within a few laps Kuleszo would start to pull away from the field with the margin of victory about half a track over runner up Tyler Reynolds.
Reynolds had Mahopac, NY native Rob Casti climbing all over his rear bumper the entire race but held on for dear life gaining an extra 5 points on Stanley who placed fourth, to put him into the Championship lead for the Modified division. Port Byron New York’s Richard Applebee would round out the fast five.
Matt Larrivee of Forrest Port, NY would claim his second straight feature win in the Nostalgia class once again besting Kingston, Ontario’s Tim Hegarty.
The series wraps up September 16th at the Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, NY.
Pit Notes…Appleby, Kuleszo and Michele Kuleszo all making their first appearance in the series…Larrivee now in the driver’s seat for the Nostalgia Championship with a 5 point cushion on Hegarty…Casti and Reynolds were the show with their second place battle over the final 8 or so laps…second consecutive green to checkered feature for the series…Megan Ciglich back behind the wheel of the 19 machine…Stanley and Larrivee would claim heat wins…after the races Evan Reynolds and Ryan Hegarty would put some laps on the 81 and the 4, shades of things to come in 2018?…plans are already in the works for a return trip to the Paradise Speedway next season.
Mohawk Valley Community College feature, 20 laps, 9 entries
1)55 Jon Kuleszo 2) 81 Tyler Reynolds 3) 71E Rob Casti 4) 2 John Stanley 5) 1 Richard Appleby 6) 22 Matt Larrivee 7) 4 Tim Hegarty 8) 19 Megan Ciglich 9) 514 Michele Kuleszo
Heat 1 1) Stanley 2) J. Kuleszo 3) Reynolds 4) Appleby 5) Casti
Heat 2 1) Larrivee 2) Hegarty 3) Ciglich 4) M. Kuleszo
Lap money 1 -20 J. Kuleszo $220.00
MVCC “Modified Heroes” 1)J. Kuleszo $75.00, 2) Reynolds $50.00 3) Casti $25.00
MVCC “Nostagia Heroes” 1) Larrivee $75.00 2) Hegarty $50.00
MVCC “Maintenance” Award: Stanley
Predator Automotive Hard Charger: Casti