By RICH VLECK
BATAVIA, NY – The Genesee Speedway racing surface has been in prime condition much of this year, producing great racing and fast lap times; the quickest laps of the season may be turned this Saturday though when the smallest cars to hit surface.
This Saturday, June 17, the NY6A Micro Sprint Tour will make their first of two stops to the Genesee Speedway in 2017. These 725 pound pocket rockets regularly turn the fastest laps that will be made all season around the ⅓-mile oval. In a three-race series in 2016, Matt Smith came away as the champion while drivers like Tyler Walker, John Smith and Danny Knoll III scored victories. Mickey Ciliberto scored the win last Friday at Freedom and former track champion Keith Heater is always prepared to go fast.
While the micro sprints replace the 360 Late Models for the night, the other five regular divisions will be ready to go once again. After two wild features last Saturday, the MHL Performance Crate Late Models are hoping for a return to normalcy this weekend. Four different drivers have won the first four races, but it is Bill Holmes who has the early point lead by just a single marker over Zack Carley, who won the 2nd feature last weekend. JJ Mazur, who won the first feature last week but was involved in a nasty crash at the end of the night, is just two points out of first.
Kyle Inman hit his 2016 stride last Saturday in the Cornerstone Eye Associates Sportsman, holding off Andrew Smith for his first win and building an early point lead over Sarah Johnson, as well as Smith. Byron Dewitt is also holding a quality point lead, as he is 14 points up on defending champion Butch Zimmerman in the Yasses Trucking and Construction Street Stocks, with Jesse Qutermous a close third after his win on Saturday.
James Gayton was declared the winner of the Pellegrino Auto Sales Mini Stock feature and thus continues to build his advantage in his pursuit of his first title. Gayton now has three wins in 2017, as does Jessica Traxler, who won her third DML Driveway Sealing Bandit feature in as many weeks and now has the point lead to go with it. Gayton and Traxler are the only repeat winners at Genesee Speedway after five weeks.
Racing action, as always, kicks off at 6:00 P.M., with pit gates swinging open at 3:00 P.M. For more information, visit www.Genesee-Speedway.com.