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Friday, October 7 & Saturday October 8 the Short Track Supernationals will be held!
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Friday, October 7 & Friday, October 8 Racing - Short Track SuperNationals

Short Track SuperNationals 9 takes place Friday-Saturday October 7-8 at the pristine I-88 Speedway three-tenths-mile oval. The weekend serves as the championship round of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region amidst two full days of racing action.

Friday Night

The Friday (Oct. 7) program will be headlined by STSS Open Sportsman paying $1,500 to win (*with Gambler’s Fee) for 35 laps plus XCel 600 Modifieds, Street Stocks, Empire Lightning Sprints and Modified open practice rounds.

Friday admission prices are as follows: $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), $10 for Students (ages 9-14) with children eight and under FREE. Pit admission is $30, with no license required.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 4 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m.

Saturday Night

Saturday (Oct. 8) will again be a "split" program with racing in the afternoon and evening. Divisions to be featured on Saturday are STSS Modifieds in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win main, GRIT Series Crate 602 Sportsman, XCel 600 Modifieds, Empire Lightning Sprints, Empire Sport Trucks and Vintage Cars.

Saturday admission prices are $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), $12 for Students (ages 9-14) and children eight and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Pit gates open at noon on Saturday. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 1 p.m. Hot laps begin for GRIT Sportsman, XCel 600 Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, Sport Trucks and Vintage Cars at 3 p.m., with heat races to follow immediately.

STSS Modified hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m. with heat races to follow.

For additional information, including links to entry forms and camping forms, read the complete Short Track Super Series News Release.

September 23 & 24 Racing Canceled

The Fall 250 racing program at I-88 Speedway scheduled for September 23 and 24 has been canceled. Promoters Jamie and Denise Page have made the difficult decision after considering the number of competing events at other speedways in the state and the financial risk involved in the program. Declining car counts and attendance for this event over the past two seasons also contributed to this decision. Also the inclement weather forecast for Sunday’s Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway may necessitate the need for a rain date. The cancellation of the Fall 250 allows those dates to be available should they be needed for this prestigious event.

The final event of the 2016 racing season will take place on October 7 and 8 with the ninth running of the Short Track SuperNationals.

Friday, September 9, 2016 Racing ~ Greg Page Construction Night ~ Results


Greg Page Construction Modified Winner Andy Bachetti
Andy Bachetti wins the modified class on 09/09/2016

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsman Winner Claude Hutchins Jr.
Claude Hutchins Jr. wins in the Sportsman class on 09/09/2016

NuLook Collision Street Stock Winner Doug Polhamus
Doug Polhamus wins in the Street Stock class on 09/09/2016

Xcel Modified Winner A.J. Miller
A.J. Miller wins in the Xcel Modified class on 09/09/2016

Butler Auto Sales 4 Cylinder Trucks Winner Bob Crandall
Bob Crandall wins in the 4 cylinder truck class on 09/09/2016


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Andy Bachetti put a bow on a dominant season at I-88 Speedway on Greg Page Construction and River Road Auto Night but not only winning the feature but capturing the Modified track championship and the Summer Slam championship.

Bachetti, of Sheffield MA, make the Afton oval his Friday night home in 2015 finishing third in the point standings and garnering two feature wins. His second season at the track started with a second place finish followed by two wins which set the stage for the show that was to follow over the remaining months of the season.

Winning 9 of 17 races during the year, Bachetti had the championship well in hand when second place Mike Mahaney, of King Ferry, was unable to compete on championship night due to other racing commitments.

On championship night Bachetti would take the lead from Norwich's Alan Barker on lap 26 and cruise to the win.

J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, took the lead at the start of the Modified feature but would surrender the lead to Barker on lap two. Barker would open a full straightaway lead until the caution came out on lap 8 putting Hurlburt second, Cortland's Nick Nye third, Mike Clapperton, of Masonville, fourth and Norwich's Mitch Gibbs fifth. At the drop of the green Bachetti moved into the top five.

Read the entire race recap.

FINAL Points as of 09/09/16 have been posted:
[Modified Points] [Sportsman Points] [Crate Sportsman Points] [IMCA Points] [Street Stock Points] [Excel Modified Points] [4 Cyl Truck Points]

Greg Page Construction Modifieds Fall Championship (35 Laps):

Andy Bachetti, Nick Nye, Darwin Greene, Mike Clapperton, Ken Titus, Rusty Smith, Brian Malcolm, Brett Tonkin, Kurt Decker, Chris Bushnell, Kenny Sparks, Mitch Gibbs, Alan Barker, Nick Rochinski, J.R. Hurlburt, Duane Hiller, Steve Babicek, Paul Jensen, Mike Trautschold (placed last after weighing light)

Greg Page Construction Modified Track Champion:

Andy Bachetti

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsmen Fall Championship (25 Laps):

Claude Hutchings Jr., Aaron Shelton, Charlie Hendrickson Jr., Butch Klinger, Dave Rosa, Bill Deckelman, Craig Pope, Jeremy Vunk, Jim Gould, Lisa Williams, Denny Greenier, Steve Andersen DNS Dwayne Jackson

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsmen Track Champion:

Charlie Hendrickson Jr.

Williams Tire And Auto Crate Sportsmen Fall Championship (25 Laps):

Cody Clark, Harold Humphrey, A.J. Miller, A.J. Digsby, Brandon Kuhn, Matt Roberts, Willy Decker Jr., Matt Priscot, Josh Mudge, Duane Knapp, Allan Hodge, Bobby Heintz, Olin Renwick, Jimmy Zacharias, Todd Titus, Matt Brewer, Tim French II, Art Priscott

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsmen Track Champion:

Harold Humphrey

Nu Look Collison Street Stock Fall Championship (25 Laps):

Doug Polhamus, Dave Cronk, Matt Bowman, Dustin Harris, Tommy Groover, Ernie Staelens, Damon Decker, Matt Spencer, Steve Polhamus, Ralph Cuozzo DNS Matt Thies

Nu Look Collision Street Stock Track Champion:

Dustin Harris

MR Graphix Xcel Modifieds (Make up from August 19, 15 Laps):

A. J. Miller, Eric Boyd, Bailey Boyd, Steven Sherwood, Kamdin Maby, Dana Davis, Will Eastman, Bob Rowback, John Burnside, Paul DeRuyter DNS C.J. Jochum

MR Graphix Xcel Modified Track Champion:

Will Eastman

MR Graphix Xcel Modifieds (20 Laps):

A.J. Miller, Eric Boyd, Kamdin Maby, Bailey Boyd, Paul DeRuyter, Will Eastman, Bob Rowback, Steven Sherwood, Dana Davis, John Burnside

Butler Auto Sales EST Trucks (20 Laps):

Bob Crandall, Jerry Lanfair, Ralph Cuozzo, Rob Loucks, Dustin Wilber, Steve Judd, James Fowlston, Brandon Clapperton

2016 Butler Auto Sales EST Truck Track Champion:

Rob Loucks

Friday, September 2, 2016 Racing ~ Williams Tire & Auto Night ~ Results


Greg Page Construction Modified Winner Mike Mahaney (08/12 feature make-up)
Mike Mahaney wins the modified class on 09/02/2016

Greg Page Construction Modified Winner Paul Jensen
Paul Jensen wins the modified class on 09/02/2016

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsman Winner Claude Hutchins Jr. (08/12 feature make-up) (image from 06/24)
Claude Hutchins Jr. wins in the Sportsman class on 09/02/2016

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsman Winner Craig Pope
Craig Pope wins in the Sportsman class on 09/02/2016

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsman Winner Matt Brewer (08/12 feature make-up)
Matt Brewer wins in the Crate Sportsman class on 09/02/2016

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsman Winner Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts wins in the Crate Sportsman class on 09/02/2016

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modified Winner Matt Cole
Matt Cole wins in the IMCA class on 09/02/2016

NuLook Collision Street Stock Winner Dustin Harris
Dustin Harris wins in the Street Stock class on 09/02/2016

Butler Auto Sales 4 Cylinder Trucks Winner Rob Loucks
Rob Loucks wins in the 4 cylinder truck class on 09/02/2016

Xcel Modified Winner Will Eastman (Image from 07/15)
Will Eastman wins in the Xcel Modified class on 09/02/2016
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It was a busy night at I-88 Speedway with double features for three of the open wheel divisions with Mike Mahaney taking the opening Modified feature and Paul Jensen followed up with the win in the nightcap. In the Open Sportsmen division Claude Hutchings Jr. returned to victory lane after taking the early race win before Craig Pope took home his first I-88 Speedway feature winner's trophy in the regularly scheduled event. In the Crate Sportsmen class Matt Brewer won his second consecutive feature in the opener while Matt Roberts won the final open wheel race of the night.

Mike Mahaney, of King Ferry, grabbed his second Greg Page Construction Modified feature win of the season in the held over race from August 12. Mahaney started 12th in the field before taking the lead from Binghamton's Steve Babicek on lap 24.

Chris Bushnell, of Cortland, took the lead at the start of the Modified feature before the caution came out on lap one after Andy Bachetti spun in turn three and collected Duane Hiller.

The race restarted with Bushnell leading, Ken Titus, of Binghamton running second, Babicek third, Darwin Greene, of Susquehanna PA, fourth and Afton's Kurt Decker fifth.

On the restart Babicek pressured Titus for second using the inside line around the speedway before taking over the spot.

By lap eight Bushnell led Babicek by two lengths with Titus holding off Decker for third and Greene in fourth.

Babicek slipped under Bushnell on lap ten and took the lead coming off turn four.

At the halfway point Babicek opened a half straight away lead over Bushnell with Decker third, Alex Tonkin, of Carbondale PA, fourth and Mahaney fifth.

With ten laps remaining Mahaney began to challenge Decker for third and made the pass coming off turn two before the caution came out as Greene slowed in turn four.

Read the entire race recap.

Greg Page Construction Modifieds (Postponed from August 12, 30 Laps):

Mike Mahaney, Steve Babicek, Chris Bushnell, Brett Tonkin, Paul Jensen, Kurt Decker, Rusty Smith, Andy Bachetti, Ken Titus, Alan Barker, Mike Clapperton, Mitch Gibbs, Brandon Walters, J.R. Hurlburt, Nick Nye, Mike Trautschold, Darwin Greene, Kenny Sparks, Duane Hiller, Jeff Sheely DNS Alex Tonkin

Greg Page Construction Modifieds (30 Laps):

Paul Jensen, Andy Bachetti, Rusty Smith, Mike Clapperton, Alan Barker, Nick Nye, Chris Bushnell, Steve Babicek, Brett Tonkin, Brandon Walters, Kurt Decker, Mitch Gibbs, Ken Titus, Mike Mahaney, J.R. Hurlburt, Mike Trautschold, Darwin Greene, Kenny Sparks, Duane Hiller, Jeff Sheely

Chambers and O’Hara Open Sportsmen (Postponed from August 12, 30 Laps):

Claude Hutchings Jr., Dave Rosa, Charlie Hendrickson Jr., Jim Gould, Aaron Shelton, Butch Klinger, Jeremy Vunk, Steve Andersen, Bill Deckelman, Craig Pope, Denny Greenier, Landon Cummings, Lisa Williams, Skip Pickwick, Tom Tophoven, Dwayne Jackson, Landon Cummings

Chambers and O’Hara Open Sportsmen (20 Laps):

Craig Pope, Claude Hutchings Jr., Lisa Williams, Dave Rosa, Jeremy Vunk, Charlie Hendrickson Jr., Denny Greenier, Steve Andersen, Aaron Shelton, Butch Klinger, Jim Gould, Bill Deckelman, Dwayne Jackson, DNS Tom Tophoven, Skip Pickwick, Eric Williams

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsmen (Postponed from August 12, 30 Laps):

Matt Brewer, Cody Clark, A.J. Miller, Harold Humphrey, Matt Roberts, Brandon Kuhn, Aaron Jacobs, Olin Renwick, Matt Priscott, Allan Hodge, A.J. Digsby, Duane Knapp, Fred Christ, Art Priscott, Pat Jordan placed last after weighing light.

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsmen (20 Laps):

Matt Roberts, Harold Humphrey, Brandon Kuhn, Olin Renwick, Cody Clark, A.J. Miller, Aaron Jacobs, Allan Hodge, Matt Brewer, Matt Priscott, A.J. Digsby, Jake Gradacker, Pat Jordan, Duane Knapp, Fred Christ, Art Priscott, Eric Williams

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modifieds Season Championship (25 Laps):

Matt Cole, Beau Ballard, James Cornell, Will Ward, Gary Roberts, Bill Nichols, Aaron Jacobs, Gary Smith, Tim Vandemark DNS Tyler Stoddard

Nu Look Collision Street Stocks (20 Laps):

Dustin Harris, Dave Cronk, Doug Polhamus, Jake Fowlston, Damon Decker, Matt Thies, Ralph Cuozzo, DNS Steve Polhamus

Butler Auto Sales EST Trucks (15 Laps):

Rob Loucks, Bob Crandall, Ralph Cuozzo, Dustin Wilber, Steve Judd, James Fowlston, Trey Palmer, Jerry Lanfair and Brandon Clapperton placed last after weighing light

MR Graphix Xcel Modifieds Midseason Championship (20 Laps):

Will Eastman, A.J. Miller, Kamdin Maby, Steven Sherwood, Eric Boyd, Bailey Boyd, Paul DeRuyter, John Burnside, Bob Rowback

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 26, 2016 Racing ~ Neighbors Insurance Night ~ Results


Greg Page Construction Modified Winner Andy Bachetti
Andy Bachetti wins the modified class on 08/26/2016

Chambers and O’Hara Sportsman Winner Charlie Hendrickson Jr.
Charlie Hendrickson Jr. wins in the Sportsman class on 08/26/2016

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsman Winner Matt Brewer
Matt Brewer wins in the Crate Sportsman class on 08/26/2016

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modified Winner Beau Ballard (08/12 feature make-up)
Beau Ballard wins in the IMCA class on 08/26/2016

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modified Winner Matt Cole
Matt Cole wins in the IMCA class on 08/26/2016

NuLook Collision Street Stock Winner Damon Decker (8/12 feature make-up AND 08/26 feature)
Damon Decker wins in the Street Stock class on 08/26/2016

Butler Auto Sales 4 Cylinder Trucks Winner Rob Loucks (08/12 feature make-up)
Rob Loucks wins in the 4 cylinder truck class on 08/26/2016

Butler Auto Sales 4 Cylinder Trucks Winner Ralph Cuozzo (08/12 feature make-up)
Ralph Cuozzo wins in the 4 cylinder truck class on 08/26/2016

FWD 4 Cylinder Cars Winner Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson wins in the 4 cylinder car class on 08/26/2016

FWD 4 Cylinder Cars Winner Rich Gardiner
Rich Gardiner wins in the 4 cylinder car class on 08/26/2016

Xcel Modified Winner Will Eastman
Will Eastman wins in the Xcel Modified class on 08/26/2016
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Andy Bachetti took home his eighth Greg Page Construction Modified Feature Winner's trophy on Neighbors Insurance Night at I-88 Speedway. Bachetti, of Sheffield MA, started 12th in the 20 car field and worked his way to the front taking the lead when Afton's Kurt Decker's engine expired while leading on lap 15.

"Just glad this car's back to the way it was. It was a pretty hard hit, we put a clip on the nose of it and we weren't sure if it was going to be as good as it was. Right now it's pretty good," said Bachetti in victory lane.

Kurt Decker and Chris Bushnell, of Cortland ran side by side at the start of the race with Decker leading lap one by a wheel with Binghamton's Ken Titus third.

Lap three it was Decker by one car length over Titus while Bachetti was working the outside running in sixth place.

By lap five Decker had opened a three car length lead over Bushnell with Titus running third, Tonkin fourth and Bachetti up to fifth.

Decker pulls out to a half straightaway lead over Bushnell as Bachetti switches to the bottom and moves into fourth place.

On the tenth lap Bachetti worked under Titus to take over third as Decker opens over a half straightaway lead over Bushnell with Bachetti on Bushnell's back bumper in third. Four laps later Bachetti passed Bushnell coming off turn four to take over second.

On lap fifteen the caution came out as Decker breaks while leading putting Bachetti in the lead.

At the halfway point for the restart, Bachetti led with Bushnell second, Titus third, King Ferry's Mike Mahaney fourth and Tonkin fifth.

When the race went back to green Bachetti pulled away from the field as Bushnell, Titus and Mahaney battled for second through fourth.

Read the entire race recap.

Greg Page Construction Modifieds (30 Laps):

Andy Bachetti, Ken Titus, Mike Mahaney, Rusty Smith, Mitch Gibbs, Mike Clapperton, Chris Bushnell, Brett Tonkin, Nick Nye, Jeff Sheely, Darwin Greene, Mike Decker, J.R. Hurlburt, Brandon Walters, Kenny Sparks, Steve Babicek, Paul Jensen, Alan Barker, Kurt Decker, Duane Hiller

Chambers and O’Hara Open Sportsmen (20 Laps):

Charlie Hendrickson Jr., Jim Gould, Aaron Shelton, Butch Klinger, Dwayne Jackson, Steve Andersen, Craig Pope, Lisa Williams, Tom Tophoven, Denny Greenier, Duane Knapp, Claude Hutchings DNS Skip Pickwick

Williams Tire and Auto Crate Sportsmen (20 Laps):

Matt Brewer, Harold Humphrey, Cody Clark, Matt Roberts, A.J. Digsby, A.J. Miller, Brandon Kuhn, Allan Hodge, Olin Renwick, Jamie Batzel, Willy Decker Jr., Aaron Jacobs, Tom Princiotta, Art Priscott, Mike Decker, Matt Priscott

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modifieds make up from August 12 (20 Laps):

Beau Ballard, James Cornell, Matt Cole, Tyler Stoddard, Will Ward, Gary Roberts, Mike Stoddard, Gary Smith, Aaron Jacobs, Jesse Velez, Jim Cummings, Chris Shultis, Tim Vandemark DNS Logan Terry

Vernooy’s Automotive Excellence IMCA Modifieds (20 Laps):

Matt Cole, Will Ward, James Cornell, Beau Ballard, Tyler Stoddard, Mike Stoddard, Aaron Jacobs, Jim Cummings, Gary Roberts, Chris Shultis, Gary Smith, Jesse Velez, Eric Stumpf, Bobby Collins DNS Tim Vandemark

Nu Look Collision Street Stocks make up from August 12 (20 Laps):

Damon Decker, Dustin Harris, Doug Polhamus, Matt Bowman, Tommy Groover, Dave Cronk, Steve Polhamus, Jake Fowlston, Rich Fife, Matt Thies, Jason Neyra, Shane Wolf, Ralph Cuozzo

Nu Look Collision Street Stocks (20 Laps):

Damon Decker, Doug Polhamus, Dave Cronk, Tommy Groover, Rich Fife, Jake Fowlston, Jason Neyra, Ralph Cuozzo, Matt Thies, Steve Polhamus, Matt Bowman, Dustin Harris DNS Shane Wolf Jr.

Butler Auto Sales EST Trucks Make up from August 12 (15 Laps):

Rob Loucks, Brandon Clapperton, Bob Crandall, Ralph Cuozzo, Steve Judd, Jim Fowlston, Dylan Decker, Bray Kawalski, Dustin Wilber, Jerry Lanfair, DNS Pete Van Noordt

Butler Auto Sales EST Trucks (15 Laps):

Ralph Cuozzo, Bob Crandall, Rob Loucks, Steve Judd, Jerry Lanfair, James Fowlston, Dustin Wilber, Bill Cooper, Brandon Clapperton, Rob Northrup, DNS Bray Kawalski

FWD 4 Cylinders Make up from August 12 (15 Laps):

Mike Robinson, Rich Gardiner, Nick Kennedy, Frankie Kennedy, Chris Andrew, Tim Vandemark, Phil Burns, Chris Nichols, Josh Amatuccio, Rich Wagner, Sheldon Whitman, Jeremy Warren, Bryan Brown DNS Chris Taylor, Jason Colwell, Adam Gilbert, Josh Wilder, Andy Brigham

FWD 4 Cylinders (15 Laps):

Rich Gardiner, Tim Vandemark, Chris Andrew, Phil Burns, Chris Nichols, Nick Kennedy, Mike Robinson, Frankie Kennedy, Jeremy Warren, Bryan Brown, Rich Wagner

American Racer/ VP Fuels Xcel Modified (20 Laps):

Will Eastman, A.J. Miller, Aaron Bowes, Michael Burrows, Jon Josko, Kyle Fallis, Dylan McCrone, Kamdin Maby, D.J. Hunt, Richie Hitzler, Brian Blankenbiller, Scott Heilman, Travis Fichter, Hunder Deihl, Grant Schibilia, John Burnside, Bailey Boyd, Paul Rooney

 

 

 

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