Eddie Hawkins Opens RoC Asphalt Sportsman Series with Win at Spencer

WILLIAMSON, NY – Eddie Hawkins of Walworth, N.Y., made the most of “Kids Night” at Spencer Speedway presented by Wilbert’s U Pull-It, as he posted the overall fast time in group qualifying, won his qualifying race, redrew the pole and went on to win the opening 35-lap feature for the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series this past Friday night. It was the Race of Champions win for Hawkins.

“This is really cool and a big deal for us,” stated Hawkins from victory lane. “We had a great car all night, from the time we arrived. Things just seemed to go our way. I want to thank my family and especially my Dad for all of his help. This is a great way to get things going and it’s great to see the track back with the enthusiasm it has right now.”

Hawkins was challenged by several restarts and the advances of Kevin Timmerman of Walworth, N.Y., who finished second. Timmerman advanced from the 7th starting position.

Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., finished third after starting 9th, while Daryl Lewis (fourth) and Andy Lewis (fifth) both of Ontario, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Ashley Schoonmaker of Ontario, N.Y., took home the top honors in the Wilbert’s U Pull-It Super Six Series. Schoonmaker topped Andy Coucilava and Adam VanHall.

In Race of Champions Super Stock Series competition, Tommy Krawczyk of West Seneca, N.Y., crossed the finish line first, but was penalized all points and money for a post-race technical infraction. The engine in the 48 car exceeded the maximum compression permitted per the 2019 Race of Champions rule book. Tommy Barron of Ontario, N.Y., finished second and Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y., finished third.

In the Wilbert’s U Pull-It Four Cylinder division, Jacob Gustafson of Webster, N.Y., crossed the finish line first but was penalized all points and money for a post-race technical infraction. Gustafson exceeded the maximum permitted left side weight percentage. Jody London of Ontario, N.Y., finished second and Kenny Hejna of Buffalo, N.Y., finished third.

Kid’s Night saw children win four bikes from Wilbert’s U Pull-It and Timmerman Racing. Kid’s had the opportunity to enjoy face painting, a fire truck, a balloon artist, bicycle races and a candy dash down the front stretch of the 65-year old facility.

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Feature Finish

Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series

“Kids Night” 35 (35-laps)

Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

Finish Starting Position Car No. Name

1 1 33 Eddie Hawkins 35

2 7 17 Kevin Timmerman

3 9 1 Mike Leaty

4 8 10 Daryl Lewis, Jr.

5 4 65 Andy Lewiis

6 15 41 Andy Jankowiak

7 16 41l Timmy Lewis

8 20 36 Dave Kozlowski

9 10 45 Tyler Catalano

10 18 18w Robert Mison, Jr.

11 19 96 Don Pringle

12 25 18 Erick Ruffell

13 23 83 Jeff Szafraniec

14 12 64 Amy Catalano

15 2 09 Mike Ramos

16 5 5 Tom Keyes

17 3 31 Tony Carbone

18 6 05 Matt Lees

19 14 11 Ricky Knapp

20 13 50 Tom Fecteau

21 26 27 Maddie Virts

22 11 91 Joe Evans

23 17 84 Josh Schoonmaker

24 24 6 Tom Alloco

25 21 19 Zach Kosachook

26 22 09l Cassie Logsdon

Qualifying Race Winners; Kevin Timmerman; Eddie Hawkins; Andy Lewis; Amy Catalano

Full results can be found at www.rocmodifiedseries.com