By RICH VLECK
BATAVIA, NY – After a busy opening night of competition at the Genesee Speedway, late rains left a little bit left to be desired heading in to the second week of the season. Some teams will still be looking to compete in their first feature of the year while for others the realities of the season will become more resolute after night two is complete.
This Saturday, May 20, Reynolds Auto Parts NAPA and DC Enterprise will present an exciting card of racing at the Genesee Speedway. The MHL Performance Crate Late Models have the night off due to a RUSH Tour race but all of the other exciting divisions are back, including a make-up race for the Pellegrino Auto Sales mini stocks as their feature last week was rained out. With defending champion Brad Shepard not out there, things are a little different in the division this year and many names are ready to pounce.
The Cornerstone Lasik Sportsman had a strong green flag run in their opening feature with Ray Smith making the long tow from the Southern Tier to score the win. Smith was strong, but so too were the vast names breathing down his neck over much of the second half of the race.
Tommy Kemp won the Ken’s Charcoal Pits BBQ 360 Late Model feature that was shortened by rain, but that quality field of cars that finished will be geared up for this Saturday before a weekend off on Memorial Day weekend.
Adam Depuy barely held off Byron Dewitt in the Yasses Trucking and Construction Street Stocks but at the end it was Dewitt suffering a mechanical failure. Jesse Qutermous arguably had the quickest car at the end of the night and will be one to watch out for this Saturday.
Olivia Coniber put on a clinic in the DML Sealing bandits and will look to surpass her win total of last year on the second night. The healthy field of bandits will have something to say about it though.
Racing action, as always, kicks off at 6:00 P.M. with pit gates swinging opening at 4:00 P.M. Genesee Speedway is located the Genesee County Fairgrounds and features racing every Saturday Night through Labor Day Weekend. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com.