With heavy rain in the forecast but none showing on the statewide radar, Penn Can Speedway officials decided to wait the afternoon out which proved to be a wise decision as the clouds cleared and racing went off at its appointed time. Dan Vauter of Forest City, PA has been struggling the last few weeks at the speedway. Friday Vauter put his modified out front and held off a strong field for his second win of the season. In the late model division, Tracy Gregory of Factoryville, PA took the lead late and won another feature event. Frank Payne of Kingsley continued his hot streak picking up another super stock victory while Tom Garren of Tunkhannock won his first pure stock feature of the year. Klem Underwood of Tunkhannock returned to Victory Lane in the four cylinder division.


With heavy rain in the forecast but none showing on the statewide radar, Penn Can Speedway officials decided to wait the afternoon out which proved to be a wise decision as the clouds cleared and racing went off at its appointed time. Dan Vauter of Forest City, PA has been struggling the last few weeks at the speedway. Friday Vauter put his modified out front and held off a strong field for his second win of the season. In the late model division, Tracy Gregory of Factoryville, PA took the lead late and won another feature event. Frank Payne of Kingsley continued his hot streak picking up another super stock victory while Tom Garren of Tunkhannock won his first pure stock feature of the year. Klem Underwood of Tunkhannock returned to Victory Lane in the four cylinder division.

Dan Vauter and Alex Tonkin lead the twenty four car modified field to the green. Vauter jumped out front followed by closely by the sixth place starting Garth Tonkin Jr who used the outside groove to move into the runner up position. Two early cautions slowed the pace but when racing resumed it would continue to the finish without another interruption. Tonkin and Vauter battled for the top spot with Tonkin taking the lead on lap five with Vauter, Alan Rudalavage, and Dan Pompey following closely waiting to make a move. At the halfway point of the race, the leaders would have to contend with lap traffic. This allowed Vauter to retake the lead with Tonkin, Al Rudalavage, and Jeff Rudalavage all racing side by side through the traffic. As the final laps clicked off, Vauter kept his car out front with a spirited battle taking place for the second position. When the checkered flag flew, Vauter got his second win of the season followed by Al Rudalavage, Jeff Rudalavage, Pompey, and Garth Tonkin. Danny Creeden, Brett Tonkin, Bobby Trapper, Billy Thornton, and Alex Tonkin rounded out the top ten.

Heat winners included Bobby Trapper, Garth Tonkin Jr, Alex Tonkin, and Brett Tonkin. Mike Schane won the modified consi.

Jeremy Randall’s luck the last few weeks has not been to his liking. Again this past Friday it looked like he would turn things around as he lead the first twelve laps of the late model feature. On lap thirteen, Tracy Gregory took the lead from Randall and cruised home for another late model victory. Randall stayed strong on the night getting second followed by Curt Tunilo, Ben Whitaker, and Bud Phillips.

Super Stock point leader Frank Payne was able to add to his point lead by winning his fifth feature win of the season Friday. Payne took the checkered flag in front of Carl Heater, Chris Strohl, Fred Christ, and Pat Nolan.

In the pure stock main event, Tom Garren vaulted from his outside pole starting position to take the lead in the twenty lap event. Garren’s lead was erased on lap seven for a spinning car bring the field back together. Garren now had Carl Shimer, Charlie Gilbert, and Steve Deinhardt on his tail. When racing resumed Garren held the lead as positions behind changed lap after lap. The third and final caution came on lap eighteen bunching the field for a two lap dash. Garren was up to the task and won his first feature of the season holding off multi-time winner Steve Deinhardt, Gilbert, Ken Sparks, and Shimer.

Kenny Underwood’s misfortunes the past few weeks put him on the pole in the four cylinder feature. He took off at the green and led the first nine laps. On a ninth lap restart, Klem Underwood wrestled the lead and went on for another win. He was followed by Kenny Underwood, Beezer Wilkie, Nick Grist, and Lanson Albanese.

PENN NOTES: Next week the Xcel 600 modifieds return for their last race of the Parts Peddler Series. They will be joined by the modifieds, late models, sportsman, super stocks, pure stocks. The modified winner will be a guaranteed starter in the big King of the Catskills ROC race at the Accord Speedway in September. Penn Can Speedway management would like to apologize to those fans attending this past Friday expecting CRSA Sprint Cars. Without notifying the promoters of Penn Can CRSA Director Brian Grisel broke our agreement and canceled the sprint car portion of the program.

Ryan Stone Renovation Modified Feature: Dan Vauter, Al Rudalavage, Jeff Rudalavage, Dan Pompey, Garth Tonkin Jr, Danny Creeden, Brett Tonkin, Bobby Trapper, Billy Thornton, Alex Tonkin, Joey Colsten, Butch Tittle, Mike Schane, Craig Terrell, Jamie Batzel, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Steve Babicek, Mike McCollum, Bill Miller, Billy Jenkins, Chris Piasecki, Dave Jenkins, Brian Weavern Mike Colsten, DNQ, Chris Shupp, Darwin Greene, Brent Boyer, Mel Schufer, Tommy Herman.

Ryan Stone Renovation Late Model Feature: Tracy Gregory, Jeremy Randall, Curt Tunilo Jr, Ben Whithaker, Bud Phillips, Alan Kellogg, Dan Snyder, Jim O'Hara, Jon Rohacevich, Steve Cummings, Scott Adams.

Ryan Stone Renovation Super Stock Feature: Frank Payne, Carl Heater, Chris Strohl, Fred Christ, Pat Nolan, Doug Polhamus, Dick Koch, Dave Luff, Dave Heater, DNS, Jim Sykes.

Ryan Stone Renovation Pure Stock Feature: Tom Garren, Steve Deinhardt, Charlie Gilbert, Ken Sparks Jr, Carl Shimer, Jon Carpenter, Eric Beach, Steve Polhamus, Jake Fowlston, Kevin Beach, Ryan Stone, Shane Wolf Jr, Ray Lamonica, Paul Harrington DNS, Chris Shimer.

Ryan Stone Renovation 4 Cylinder Feature: Klem Underwood, Kenny Underwood, Beezer Wilkie, Nick Grist, Lanson Albanese, Dan Wood, John Hoover, Todd Stanton, Andy Colwell, Rob Warner, Jason Colwell, John Siedlecki Jr, Josh Butler, Andy Brigham.