MIDDLETOWN, NY – A total of six heat races were run on Friday evening for the big block modified division cars that did not lock themselves into Sunday’s 200 lap Eastern States Weekend finale.
Danny Johnson picked up the win in heat number one, followed by Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Bob McGannon and Gary Edwards.
In heat two it was Jimmy Phelps who dominated the event and took home the win over his teammate Max McLaughlin, Kyle Armstrong, Tommy Meier and Billy VanInwegen.
Heat three was won by Ronnie Johnson, who picked up the win over Mat Williamson, Tyler Dippel, Mike Maresca and Corey Lowitt.
Halmar International driver Matt Janiak claimed victory in heat race number four over Rick Laubach, Jessica Friesen, Matt Hitchcock and Tyler Jashembowski.
2018 Orange County Fair Speedway champion Anthony Perrego took the checkers in heat race number five over Billy Pauch Jr, Marc Johnson, Chris Schultz and Brian Krummel.
“Hollywood” Craig Mitchell won the sixth and final heat race of the evening over Stewart Friesen, Mike Mahaney, Jimmy Horton and Danny Creeden.
HEAT ONE FINISH: Danny Johnson, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Bob McGrannon, Gary Edwards DNQ Bobby Varin, C.G. Morey, LJ Lombardo, Bob Hayes Jr
HEAT TWO FINISH: Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Kyle Armstrong, Tommy Meier, Billy VanInwegen DNQ Martz, Cronk, Ferrier DNF Eurich
HEAT THREE FINISH: Ronnie Johnson, Mat Williamson, Tyler Dippel, Mike Maresca, Corey Lowitt DNQ Chuck McKee, Steve Dodd, Tom Hindley, Sean Mandel, Rob Rowe
HEAT FOUR FINISH:Matt Janiak, Rick Laubach, Jessica Friesen, Matt Hitchcock, Tyler Jashembowski DNQ Rusty Smith, Joey Falanga, Rich Eurich, Cass Bennett
HEAT FIVE FINISH: Anthony Perrego, Billy Pauch Jr, Marc Johnson, Chris Shultz, Brian Krummel DNQ Frank Cozze, Butch Tittle, Jimmy Spellmon DNF Eddie Marshall
HEAT SIX FINISH: Craig Mitchell, Stewart Friesen, Mike Mahaney, Jimmy Horton, Danny Creeden DNQ Jerry Higbie, Stan Frankenfield, Chris Grbac DNS Chris Shultz
EASTERN STATES 200 LINE-UP (UNOFFICIAL): 1 Brett Hearn 2 Jeff Heotzler 3 Tim Fuller 4 Ryan Godown 5 Billy Decker 6 Peter Britten 7 Kenny Tremont 8 Danny Johnson 9 Jimmy Phelps 10 Ronnie Johnson 11 Matt Janiak 12 Anthony Perrego 13 Craig Mitchell 14 Matt Sheppard 15 Max McLaughlin 16 Matt Williamson 17 Rick Laubach 18 Billy Pauch Jr 19 Stewart Friesen 20 Andy Bachetti 21 Kyle Armstrong 22 Tyler Dippel 23 Jessica Friesen 24 Marc Johnson 25 Mike Mahaney 26 Bob McGannon 27 Tommy Meier 28 Mike Maresca 29 Matt Hitchcock 30 Chris Shultz 31 Jimmy Horton 32 Gary Edwards Jr 33 Billy VanInwegen 34 Corey Lowitt 35 Tyler Jashembowski 36 Brian Krummel 37 Danny Creeden