LOLR quiet on July 31, blockbuster shows open final full month of racing in Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY – July 28, 2021 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR
Area amateurs Jordan Bauer and Alex Archer outlasted strong Enduro stock car fields Wednesday night at Land Of Legends Raceway to lay claim to championship titles during the 178th Ontario County Fair.
Proving to be the best out of 39 entries, Bauer from nearby Farmington kicked off the mid-week show with victory in the 6-Cylinder feature while Canandaigua’s own Archer triumphed in the 4-Cylinder finale that attracted 53 full-fender racers.
Both twin 50-lap main event winners collected the first-place prize of $500 and locked themselves into pole-position starts for the 2022 Hangover spectacle scheduled for Jan. 1 at Land of Legends.
“The track started out rough but came in pretty good at the end,” remarked Bauer, who took his first lead on lap 13 and kept his Toyota Avalon out front the rest of the way to wrap up top honors. “No idea where I was, just hoped I could keep on going and try to finish. And here we are, we won!”
Bauer was the 15th driver to register for the event, putting him inside the eighth row to start the 25-mile grind. Kyle Wilkins and Jamie Smith traded the top spot in the early stages before giving way to Bauer nearly a third of the way through.
Brandon Hampton, Matt Gascon Sr. and Wilkins all experienced small fires under their hoods to require quick red flags, yet back under green it was all Bauer as he remained steadfast on the slippery speedway surface. Bauer built up a comfortable advantage when the final checkered flew, followed further back by Kyle’s twin brother Kale Wilkins ($200) and weekly Canandaigua contender Jamie Eldredge Jr. ($100) in the final payoff positions.
Mid-pack seemed the place to be on this night as Archer filed in 16th on the starting grid to begin the nightcap. Shawn Tidd held the lead early from his no. 1 starting assignment before giving way to Jeff Landuyt then a hard-charging Matt Gascon Jr. who unlapped himself just in time to take over first on lap 22.
Devon Davis inherited the top spot when Gascon slowed soonafter, Davis himself dropping off the pace to afford Carter Bradley a brief run from the point. Still more attrition followed, providing Archer with his first lead at the lap 35 mark, one he would not relinquish despite a late-race rally from eventual runner-up Pat Kerrick who earned $200 for his effort. Prominent engine builder Jeff Hand secured third to take away $100 on his walk through the midway.
“I was saving it to the end, figured it was time to kick into gear,” commented Archer, next door neighbor of LOLR street stock pilot Blane Smith, who unknowingly gave up the lead for a moment to Kerrick on lap 43 as the lead pair diced through turns one and tow, yet rebounded down the back chute aboard his Saturn to regain first and cruise home the remainder of the way. “But all I had was second gear. It was tough out there with all the mud, had one tear-off and it didn’t last too long.”
FAIR FUN FACTS
If there was a longest tow award it went to Scott Township, Pa. traveler Donald Depew hands down, the only driver registered from out of state … Of the 92 drivers entered for the doubleheader, seven were female, the youngest being 14 year-old Brin DePuy, daughter of long-time and current Canandaigua competitor Adam DePuy … More family connections filled the fairgrounds pits with the father/daughter tandem of Darryl Ruggles and Alysha Bay, father/son team of Matt Gascon Jr. & Sr., and husband and wife partners Jared and Jamie Hill … Other racer-related drivers in the line-up included Hobby Stocker Brian Lloyd’s son Kyler and his nephews Carter Bradley and Anthony Garlock, retired Modified pilot Steve Schultz’ nephew Mike Schultz, and Sean Beyea, younger brother of active Street Stocker Chris Beyea … Performing double-duty on Wednesday were second-generation wheelmen Marc Minutolo (son of Mike) and Tim Ellison (son of Wayne), while current LOLR point leaders Justin Eldredge (Hobby) and Jimmy Grant (Street), who joined his motorman Jeff Hand in the 4-Cylinder ranks, also climbed behnd the wheel Wednesday … Special thanks to the entire staff of LOLR Promoter Paul Cole that orchestrated the special show, including event organizer Tana Robinson, safety tech officials veteran Street Stock racer Mike Welch, long time wrencher Maynard Marry, and Hobby Stock favorite Casey Wagner, P.A. Announcers Steve Ovens and his father Stu, the 1979 Canandaigua amateur rookie points champion, scorers Toni Dillon, Sheila Darcy and Bob Urtel, as well as Mike Robinson, head flagman atop the starter’s stand throughout the night.
SUPER SERIES & SPRINT CAR STARS MAKE SPECTACULAR RETURN
With no racing on tap for Sat., July 31, action returns in full force mid-week when the Land of Legends hosts a Blockbuster Big-Block Doubleheader plus a Sportsman Series Shootout on Wed., Aug. 4. Honeoye Auto Parts, DC Rauscher Contractor and Seneca Auto Sales & Service present Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Twin 60s with DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Series Central Region racers staging a 30-lap feature event in between.
The winged machines return to wine country on Sat., Aug. 7 in a never seen before double dip for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour. ESS stars will contend in the Danny Willmes Enterprises Dash for Cash before their 25-lap A-Main followed by a complete show for the top Patriot travelers. Sportsman, 305 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks fill the colossal card presented by Admar Construction Equipment & Supply, Howell Properties LLC and Monroe Mechanical Services while BB Mods take the night.
If you can’t make it out to the race track this season, LIVE video coverage of every event can still be enjoyed weekly through Land of Legends TV as for the first time ever all LIVE streaming will be offered FREE in 2021. On-line registration at https://landoflegendstv.com/orders/customer_info for a free account is the only step to take.
Also available for download is the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/land-of-legends/id1508128970?uo=4 to secure your raceday pass today.
In 2021 weekly ticket prices are set at $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, Kids under 16 FREE. Camping is FREE at all race events. To purchase ticket and pit pass bundle packages in advance or discuss marketing opportunities available at the track this season, please contact LOLR Marketing Director Tana Robinson via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 716-799-5669.
With the 58th season now officially underway, be sure to follow the point standings and breaking news online by visiting www.LandOfLegendsRaceway.com.
Land of Legends Raceway is located at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, east of the city on Town Line Road (County Road 10), with easy access off either Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) of the New York State Thruway, just ½-hour southeast of Rochester.
Check out www.landoflegendsraceway.com often as the latest schedule information for the upcoming season will be posted right up to raceday. To discuss marketing opportunities available at the track in 2021 please contact Tana Robinson via e-mail email@example.com.
Also available for download is the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play
Land of Legends Raceway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) traveling from the east or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) coming from the west.
Along with recognizing its weekly 50/50 raffle fund beneficiaries, Land of Legends Raceway is proud to salute several sponsors and corporate partners that continue to help bring its fans the best Saturday night racing show in the Northeast. Listed alphabetically are 2021 division sponsors Eldredge & Sons Scrap Recycling, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Pepsi Geneva Club Beverage, Speed Connection, Lloyd’s Contracting; event sponsors Admar Construction Equipment & Supply Company, Always Locked Self Storage, Auction Direct USA, Auto Value Parts Stores, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Cargill, DC Rauscher Contractor, Emerson Oil Company/Castrol, Genesee Beer/Coors Light/Twisted Tea, Geneva Club Beverage, Honeoye Auto Parts/Auto Value Parts Stores, Howell Properties LLC, iFreeze Storage & Distribution Center, MP Delivery, Midstate Basement Authorities, Monroe Mechanical Services, Phelps Cement Products, Regional Truck & Trailer, Seneca Auto Sales & Service, Sherwin Williams Paint, Tradition Automotive Group, VanBortel Trucking; promotional partners Baker’s Externinating, Cazbah Internet Marketing, Champion Power Equipment, Lee DePew & Son Trucking, Dig Safely New York 811, Elab Smokers Boutique, Ferris Mowers, FLX BBQ Company, Hoosier Racing Tire, Lisa Johnson Real Estate Services, Mac’s Dairy Bar & Mini Golf, MighTea Boba, On The Rocks Bar & Grill, Ontario County Fairboard, The “Original” Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, Phelps Community Center Head Start Program, Schultz Heating & Cooling, Seneca Auto Sales & Service, Superior Plumbing Service, VP Racing Fuels, Weedsport Hall of Fame, Young Real Estate Agency.