Kevin Gutshall Takes 3rd Annual Britton Finkenbinder Memorial at BAPS

BAPS Motor Speedway - Britton Finkenbinder Memorial - Kevin Gutshall

YORK HAVEN, PA – Kevin Gutshall had one thing playing through his head during the 40-Lap Britton Finkenbinder Memorial.

“Save tires.”

You can’t burn the tires off the car in the early stages of a race to get to the front. Instead, it’s about patience, managing the race, and having enough rubber at the end to still have speed for a strong finish.

Gutshall had plenty, which is why he captured the Third annual Britton Finkenbinder Memorial for Wingless Super Sportsman in a masterful 40-Lap performance at BAPS Motor Speedway. He earned $3,500 for the triumph.

“It was awesome,” Gutshall said. “I wanted to save my tires, because I didn’t know how they would last

“This is the first time we’ve run this tire, so I’m pretty happy. Thanks to my crew, thanks to Federated, and especially Amber and 34 Motorsports. It’s amazing.”

Tony Jackson lined up on the outside pole and beat Bob Gutshall at the start to lead the first nine laps. Bill Brian Jr. wasted little time getting to the front, surging from sixth to first by the time Lap 10 was scored.

Cliff Brian Jr. was the show throughout the race. He charged from 20th to second and took the lead on the 12th circuit. Bill Brian Jr., Cliff’s uncle, returned the favor on Lap 14 and kickstarted an entertaining battle that lasted the next 20 laps.

There were three more lead changes between the family members. Cliff Brian Jr. came out ahead on Lap 24 and held the top spot until the 33rd circuit.

A caution on Lap 31 closed up the field and put Gutshall in the game. He took advantage and went from fourth to second on Lap 32. Two laps later, he slipped by Cliff Brian Jr. and took the lead.

But Cliff Brian wasn’t going away. He retook the spot on the 37th circuit, only to give way to Gutshall for the last time on Lap 37.

“Cliff is a great driver,” Gutshall said. “To beat him is pretty good. He’s a young kid, he’s coming up, and I look for him to be someone to be reckoned with in the future.

“I just kept it straight, and he gave me room … more than most people do up here. I just made it work.”

Once Gutshall took the lead, he was able to open up some distance on the field. He took the win by 1.347 seconds over Cliff Brian Jr., who also earned Hard Charger honors in the main event.

Billy Brian Jr., Scott Dellinger, and Bob Gutshall completed the top five. Gutshall set quick time for the 27-car field with a lap of 18.289.

In the regular BAPS Winged Super Sportsman portion of the program, Russ Mitten took the lead on Lap 8 and sped away to the victory.

Davey Walsh took the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the first four circuits. Timmie Barrick wrestled the lead away on Lap 5, with Mitten, who started sixth, taking second on Lap 7.

Mitten wasted little time getting to the point. He zipped by Barrick for the lead on Lap 8 and cruised to the 4.880-second victory.

Tyler Wolford, Kenny Edkin, Frankie Herr, and Barrick completed the top five. Mike Enders was the Mac Tools Hard Charger, advancing from 22nd to 11th.

Chad Smith topped the 16-car field in the Creekside Auto Sales Limited Late Model main event after a tight battle with Joey Hoffer.

Smith started on the outside pole and grabbed the lead. Hoffer, who started second, stayed close and took his turn at the front on Lap 15. It lasted all of one lap, as Smith was back out front on the 16th circuit.

At the checker, it was Smith by .360 seconds over Hoffer. Dan Zechman, Jed Latshaw, and Wayne Pfeil completed the top five.

The Limited Stock main had a last-lap pass for the win, with Ricky Weaver Jr. beating Matt Worley by a mere .194 seconds at the stripe.

Worley led the first 14 laps from his second starting spot. Weaver, who started fourth, shot to the front in Turns 3 and 4 to escape with the narrow win.

BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

For Immediate Release


Feature (40 Laps): 1. 63-Kevin Gutshall[5]; 2. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[20]; 3. 16-Bill Brian Jr[6]; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger[8]; 5. 63K-Bob Gutshall[1]; 6. 1A-Craig Perigo[3]; 7. 93-Derek Sheaffer[13]; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur[11]; 9. 14-Rohan Beasley[4]; 10. 7-Sam Leonard Jr[9]; 11. 2J-Jason Failor[12]; 12. 32-Gene Eppley[18]; 13. 88W-Eric Walker[7]; 14. 41-Chris Henry[22]; 15. (DNF) 2M-Matt Ondek[10]; 16. (DNF) 2A-Brett Perigo[14]; 17. (DNF) 38S-Tom Savage[15]; 18. (DNF) 69J-Tony Jackson[2]; 19. (DNF) 2H-Levi Hippensteel[21]; 20. (DNF) 38DD-Luke Lenker[23]; 21. (DNF) 24-Jack Liddick[16]; 22. (DNF) 76-Mike Smith[19]; 23. (DNF) F14-Jay Fry[17]; 24. (DNF) 318-Davey Walsh[24].

Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson (1-9), Bill Brian Jr. (10-11), Cliff Brian Jr. (12-13), Bill Brian Jr. (14), Cliff Brian Jr. (15), Bill Brian Jr. (16-23), Cliff Brian Jr. (24-33), Kevin Gutshall (34), Cliff Brian Jr. (35-36), Gutshall (37-40)

Wingless Sportsman Time Trial Group #1: 1. 63K-Bob Gutshall, 00:18.289[1]; 2. 28-Cliff Brian Jr, 00:18.389[2]; 3. 69J-Tony Jackson, 00:18.420[8]; 4. 59-Steve Wilbur, 00:18.536[9]; 5. 93-Derek Sheaffer, 00:18.657[5]; 6. 7-Sam Leonard Jr, 00:19.087[4]; 7. 24-Jack Liddick, 00:19.667[6]; 8. (DNF) 2H-Levi Hippensteel[3]; 9. (DNS) 318-Davey Walsh

Wingless Sportsman Time Trial Group #2: 1. 88W-Eric Walker, 00:18.319[7]; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger, 00:18.403[6]; 3. 1A-Craig Perigo, 00:18.593[4]; 4. 2A-Brett Perigo, 00:18.617[9]; 5. 2M-Matt Ondek, 00:18.685[5]; 6. 76-Mike Smith, 00:19.000[1]; 7. 38DD-Luke Lenker, 00:19.238[3]; 8. 41-Chris Henry, 00:20.996[2]; 9. (DNS) F14-Jay Fry.

Wingless Sportsman Time Trial Group #3: 1. 63-Kevin Gutshall, 00:18.328[1]; 2. 16-Bill Brian Jr, 00:18.333[3]; 3. 14-Rohan Beasley, 00:18.423[6]; 4. 32-Gene Eppley, 00:18.807[8]; 5. 33-Chad Thomas, 00:18.950[2]; 6. 29-Vaughn Williams, 00:19.229[9]; 7. 2J-Jason Failor, 00:19.455[4]; 8. (DNF) 38S-Tom Savage[5]; 9. (DNF) 00-Troy Rhome[7].

Wingless Sportsman Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 69J-Tony Jackson[4]; 2. 63K-Bob Gutshall[6]; 3. 7-Sam Leonard Jr[1]; 4. 59-Steve Wilbur[3]; 5. 93-Derek Sheaffer[2]; 6. 24-Jack Liddick[7]; 7. (DNF) 28-Cliff Brian Jr[5]; 8. (DNF) 2H-Levi Hippensteel[8]; 9. (DNS) 318-Davey Walsh.

Wingless Sportsman Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 30-Scott Dellinger[5]; 2. 1A-Craig Perigo[4]; 3. 2M-Matt Ondek[2]; 4. 88W-Eric Walker[6]; 5. 2A-Brett Perigo[3]; 6. F14-Jay Fry[9]; 7. 76-Mike Smith[1]; 8. (DNF) 41-Chris Henry[8]; 9. (DNF) 38DD-Luke Lenker[7].

Wingless Sportsman Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Bill Brian Jr[5]; 2. 63-Kevin Gutshall[6]; 3. 14-Rohan Beasley[4]; 4. 2J-Jason Failor[7]; 5. 38S-Tom Savage[8]; 6. 32-Gene Eppley[3]; 7. (DNF) 33-Chad Thomas[2]; 8. (DNS) 29-Vaughn Williams; 9. (DNS) 00-Troy Rhome.


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 77-Russ Mitten[6]; 2. 25-Tyler Wolford[5]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin[8]; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr[9]; 5. 7-Timmie Barrick[3]; 6. 69J-Tony Jackson[7]; 7. 360-Jay Fannasy[10]; 8. 318-Davey Walsh[1]; 9. 0Z-Devin Beidel[14]; 10. 30-Scott Dellinger[20]; 11. 3B-Mike Enders[22]; 12. 2M-Matt Ondek[16]; 13. 77W-Tom Wyckoff[15]; 14. 8-Rich Eichelberger[4]; 15. 10H-Dave Hollar[11]; 16. 21R-Jamie Rickert[19]; 17. (DNF) 383-Steve Fannasy[12]; 18. (DNF) 16R-Ryan Rutz[2]; 19. (DNF) 99G-Scott Grace[21]; 20. (DNF) 5D-Luke Deatrick[18]; 21. (DNF) 58-Paul Miller[13]; 22. (DNF) 1A-Chase Gutshall[17]; 23. (DNF) 14-Nate Young[23].

Lap Leaders: Davey Walsh (1-4), Timmie Barrick (5-7), Russ Mitten (8-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77-Russ Mitten[7]; 2. 70D-Frankie Herr[8]; 3. 16R-Ryan Rutz[2]; 4. 8-Rich Eichelberger[5]; 5. 58-Paul Miller[9]; 6. 2M-Matt Ondek[6]; 7. 21R-Jamie Rickert[3]; 8. (DNS) 2H-Levi Hippensteel; 9. (DNS) 00-Troy Rhome.

Super Sportsman Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Timmie Barrick[4]; 2. 10H-Dave Hollar[2]; 3. 69J-Tony Jackson[7]; 4. 318-Davey Walsh[1]; 5. 0Z-Devin Beidel[3]; 6. 1A-Chase Gutshall[6]; 7. 30-Scott Dellinger[8]; 8. 3B-Mike Enders[5].

Super Sportsman Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 360-Jay Fannasy[6]; 2. 383-Steve Fannasy[4]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin[7]; 4. 25-Tyler Wolford[5]; 5. 77W-Tom Wyckoff[1]; 6. 5D-Luke Deatrick[2]; 7. 99G-Scott Grace[8]; 8. 14-Nate Young[3].


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 99-Chad Smith[2]; 2. 11-Joey Hoffer[1]; 3. 2-Dan Zechman[8]; 4. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[4]; 5. 72-Wayne Pfeil[3]; 6. 8-Taylor Farlling[10]; 7. 13X-Ben Whitaker[9]; 8. 56R-Chaz Buchinsky[7]; 9. 21M-Matt Murphy[11]; 10. 22-Chase Billet[6]; 11. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[12]; 12. 48-Kyle Nicholas[14]; 13. 68-DJ Groft[13]; 14. ONE-Chuck Schutz[5]; 15. 00-Harry Shipe III[16]; 16. 6-Terry Gingerich[15].

Lap Leaders: Chad Smith (1-14), Joey Hoffer (15), Smith (16-20)

Late Model Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 56R-Chaz Buchinsky[2]; 2. 11-Joey Hoffer[7]; 3. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[5]; 4. 2-Dan Zechman[8]; 5. 13X-Ben Whitaker[6]; 6. 21M-Matt Murphy[3]; 7. 68-DJ Groft[4]; 8. (DNS) 00-Harry Shipe III.

Late Model Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Chase Billet[2]; 2. 72-Wayne Pfeil[5]; 3. ONE-Chuck Schutz[1]; 4. 99-Chad Smith[3]; 5. 8-Taylor Farlling[8]; 6. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[6]; 7. 48-Kyle Nicholas[7]; 8. 6-Terry Gingerich[4].


Feature (15 Laps): 1. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[4]; 2. 6W-Matt Worley[2]; 3. H15-AJ Hoffner[3]; 4. 69-Robbie Carroll[6]; 5. 47-Travis Brown[5]; 6. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr[7]; 7. 913-John Shorb Jr[11]; 8. H12-Brandon Hoffner[21]; 9. 77-Justin Mong[12]; 10. 88-Justin Oberlin[8]; 11. 2A-Jay Lowman[16]; 12. 19-Tim Raup[14]; 13. 31-Wayne Selby[13]; 14. (DNF) 2-Chad Weaver[10]; 15. (DNF) 777-Shannon Weaver[9]; 16. (DNF) 509-Trenton Fitz[18]; 17. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster[15]; 18. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[1]; 19. (DNF) 19K-Cameron Kohler[17]; 20. (DNS) 777J-Jeff Erb; 21. (DNS) 87-Wesley Miller.

Lap Leaders: Matt Worley (1-14), Ricky Weaver Jr. (15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 81-Matt Chronister[2]; 2. 6W-Matt Worley[4]; 3. 777-Shannon Weaver[9]; 4. 2-Chad Weaver[5]; 5. 47-Travis Brown[3]; 6. 913-John Shorb Jr[1]; 7. 31-Wayne Selby[6]; 8. 32-Jeff Foster[8]; 9. 19K-Cameron Kohler[10]; 10. 509-Trenton Fitz[11]; 11. (DNS) H12-Brandon Hoffner.

Limited Stock Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. H15-AJ Hoffner[2]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll[5]; 3. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr[6]; 4. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[9]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin[4]; 6. 77-Justin Mong[3]; 7. 19-Tim Raup[7]; 8. 2A-Jay Lowman[8]; 9. (DNF) 777J-Jeff Erb[10]; 10. (DNS) 87-Wesley Miller.