Abbey Price and the 9a race team towed up to the Penn Can Speedway on Friday for the X-cel 600 Modified tour race. The Tour regulars were all on board for a night of hard charging dirt track racing. Abbey would get a great start in her heat and finished in the number 2 spot to get into the Main Event. Speaking to Chip Price he made several adjustments to the 9a racer before the feature.
Abbey would have a great start and lead the race for awhile. The hot shoe of Aaron Bowes would chase down Abbey and give her a run for the money. As the race wore on Abbeys car started to get loose. Aaron passed Abbey for the lead and continue on. Abbey was now being chased by the pack she went up high at one point and the freight train passed by as the car was getting looser each lap. In the End Abbey had finished in the 5th spot. A good night again as Abbey is already looking towards the I-88 tour race. Aaron Bowes won the main. He is having a great Season, congratulation to Aaron Bowes from Abbey Price Racing ! Speaking of racing The Geezer finished in the top 5 over at Grandview in the tough Late Model Division, last night.
The midget is in the process of being put together with all the having been purchased. Once assembled it looks like Scotty will provide the number and graphics to the Silver Built ! Sara Price was over at West End last week running a 1/4 midget an having fun along the way during the West End Fair.. Sara will be racing in the 1/4 midgets again this season. Watch Abbey and Sara to make more headlines this Season and Chip keep busy with the family racing team. Abbey has moved up in points and the official standigns will be posted later this week. Other Penn Can news below.
Final Run down :Xcel 600: Aaron Bowes, Austin Burke, Will Eastman, Ryan Higgs, Abbey Price, Kamdin Maby
” Susquehanna, PA…The Labor Day weekend of racing started off at Penn Can Speedway on a beautiful night at the three eighths mile oval. Defending modified champion Kevin Hartnett came into the evening five points out of the point lead. Starting in the ninth position, he made his way to the front and took the lead on lap nine and held off a hard charging Dan Pompey to win his fifth feature of the season. In the competitive 602 sportsman division, point leader Ryan Olsommer held off Brian Mady and Marty Bunker for another win to increase his point lead with only one race point race remaining. Butch Green held off a strong field of street stocks to win his third win of the year. Aaron Bowes continued his hot streak at Penn Can to win the Xcel 600 modified series race. Don Doster was the four cylinder winner with Ted Mills Jr winning in the factory stocks.
Steve Babicek was the early modified leader jumping out in front of Bob Trapper, Mike Loney, and Brian Malcolm. Early cautions kept the field close as the race progressed. Kevin Hartnett made his way to the top five after starting in the ninth starting spot. Hartnett moved into second and pressured Babicek. Hartnett went to the high side of the track trying to make the pass on the leader. Coming out of turn two on lap nine Hartnett moved to the lead. While all this was happening up front, the man on the move was Dan Pompey. Pompey moved into the top five at the halfway make picking off cars lap after lap. With five laps remaining, Pompey was on the bumper of Hartnett with Brian Malcolm close behind. Pompey did all he could to make the pass but came up a car length short. Hartnett won his fifth feature of the season followed by Pompey, Malcolm, Joey Colsten, and Billy Thornton.
Marty Bunker started from the pole of the 602 sportsman feature and jumped to the early lead. Mid race cautions kept the field close. At the halfway point Bunker was being pressure by Ryan Olsommer who took advantage of a slip by Bunker to take the lead over Bunker, Brian Mady, and Nick Mady. A lap fourteen caution brought the field back together for a six lap dash. Olsommer, Mady, and Bunker races side by side lap after lap with Olsommer keeping his mount in front of the two challenges and held on for the win. Brian Mady, Bunker, Randy Gates, and Alec Gennarelli rounded out the top five.
Ray Linquist took advantage of his third starting spot jumping to the front when a caution collected to top two cars. With Linquist in front Butch Green and Steve Deinhardt moved through the pack to pressure the leader. Green was able to wrestle the lead from Linquist with five laps remaining. Green kept strong for the win with Linquist holding off Deinhardt for second. Deinhardt, Kenny Sparks, and Doug Stack followed across the line. ”