By Tim Baltz
HOGANSBURG, NY – September 17, 2016 – Charlie Sandercock of Trenton, Ont. led all 40 laps of the 4th annual Richard Tenace Memorial presented by Tenacious Sound to earn his third win of the season on the Go Nuclear Late Model Series tour at Mohawk International Raceway on Saturday night. The win was also Sandercock’s fourth in his last six starts at the Hogansburg, NY track.
There was plenty of action right from the initial green flag as Brian Down (No.8 Unique Landscaping) and Shayne Tenace (No.98 Tenacious Sound) made contact, sending Tenace into the infield in turn one and Down to the outside of the corner. The caution flag flew to give Tenace a chance to re-fire the car. Down was unable to continue.
When the green came out, Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) set a torrid pace in the early going over Kyle Sopaz (No12 KD Transmissions), Chad Homan (No.91 DigTrack.com), Phil Potts (No.29 Indewey Excavating), and Friday night winner Brandon Mowat (No.46 Target Fabrication).
Sandercock drove like a mad man as he pulled out to a commanding lead in the opening 20 laps and worked traffic perfectly while Homan and Sopaz battled for second. Homan took the spot away while Mowat got to the 4th spot by Potts.
Meanwhile, Sandercock continued his great run by building a 3.5-second lead with 15 to go but Mowat was making a serious bid to the front. On lap 28 he took over third from Sopaz and did all he could to close in on Sandercock and Homan.
The only thing that could have helped Mowat was a caution, but it didn’t happen on this night. Sandercock dominated the entire 40-lap affair for his third series win of the year. Homan settled for second with Mowat, Sopaz and Potts completing the top-five.
The Go Nuclear Late Model Series returns to action tonight at Weedsport Speedway for its second ever visit to the recently renovated facility. Race time is 6:00pm. Additional event information is available at www.weedsportspeedway.com.
Car Number Name – Hometown - Sponsor
8 Brian Down - Trenton, ON – Unique Landscaping
9k AJ Kingsley - Baldwinsville, NY – Pit Stop Convenience
10 Chris Fleming - Auburn, NY – Hottenstein Bus Services
10T Sean Beardsley – Central Square, NY – Performance Heating & Cooling
12 Kyle Sopaz - Trenton, ON – Lots and Lines
18e Bill Eisele – Watertown, NY – Performance Automotive
R19 Dale Caswell – West Monroe, NY – Ameritool
20 Terry Hunt – Carrying Place, ON – Dow’s Climate Care
25 Greg Belyea - Stirling, ON – Excel Tower Service
29 Phil Potts - Brighton, ON – Brighton Recycling
46 Brandon Mowat - Brighton, ON – Target Fabrication
55 Mark Rayner – Codrington, ON – Sam’s Auto Repair
57 Charlie Sandercock - Trenton, ON – Bellevue Fabrication
60 Norm Mayhew – Lakeport, ON – Mayhew Graphics
64 Alan Chapman – Syracuse, NY – Chapman Racing
91 Chad Homan – Macedon, NY – DigTrack.com
92 Adam Turner- Picton, ON – Village Variety and Gas Bar
98 Shayne Tenace – Granby Centre, NY – Tenacious Sound
125 Austin Reid – Brighton, ON – Excel Tower Service
311 Sam Pennacchio - Niagara Falls, ON – Duguay Haulage
A-Main (40 Laps): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (1), 2. 91 Chad Homan (7), 3. 46 Brandon Mowat (8), 4. 12 Kyle Sopaz (3), 5. 29 Phil Potts (4), 6. 9k AJ Kingsley (9), 7. 55 Mark Rayner (5), 8. R19 Dale Caswell (2), 9. 10 Chris Fleming (6), 10. 10T Sean Beardsley (17), 11. 92 Adam Turner (11), 12. 25 Greg Belyea (15), 13. 60 Norm Mayhew (16), 14. 125 Austin Reid (12), 15. 20 Terry Hunt (13), 16. 64 Alan Chapman (14), 17. 311 Sam Pennacchio (10), 18. 98 Shayne Tenace (20), 19. 8 Brian Down (19), 20. 18e Bill Eisele (DNS). No Time. Margin of victory: 5.143 seconds.
Scott Jeffrey’s Performance Hard Charger: Sean Beardsley (+7 - 17th to 10th)
Dynamic Diversified Halfway Leader: Charlie Sandercock
Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redraw): 1. 46 Brandon Mowat, 2. R19 Dale Caswell, 3. 91 Chad Homan, 4. 10 Chris Fleming, 5. 9k AJ Kingsley, 6. 92 Adam Turner, 7. 20 Terry Hunt, 8. 25 Greg Belyea, 9. 10T Sean Beardsley, 10. 8 Brian Down. Time: 2:49.798.
Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redraw): 1. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 2. 55 Mark Rayner, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 311 San Pennacchio, 6. 125 Austin Reid, 7. 64 Alan Chapman, 8. 60 Norm Mayhew, 9. 18e Bill Eisele, 10. 98 Shayne Tenace (DNS). Time: 2:49.812.
Time Trial Group 1 (Invert 4): 1. 92 Adam Turner 16.058, 2. 46 Brandon Mowat 16.142, 3. R19 Dale Caswell 16.252, 4. 10 Chris Fleming 16.381, 5. 91 Chad Homan 16.420, 6. 9k AJ Kingsley 16.424, 7. 25 Greg Belyea 16.457, 8. 20 Terry Hunt 16.861, 9. 10T Sean Beardsley 16.910, 10. 8 Brian Down 17.708.
Time Trial Group 2 (Invert 4): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock 15.879 seconds, 2. 29 Phil Potts 16.227, 3. 125 Austin Reid 16.361, 4. 12 Kyle Sopaz 16.364, 5. 55 Mark Rayner 16.459, 6. 60 Norm Mayhew 16.736, 7. 311 Sam Pennacchio 17.160, 8. 64 Alan Chapman 17.748, 9. 18e Bill Eisele 18.498, 10. 98 Shayne Tenace No Time.
SEASON WINNERS: Charlie Sandercock – 3 (Brighton Speedway on June 25, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 3, Mohawk International Raceway on September 17); John Waters – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25); Brandon Mowat – 2 (Humberstone Speedway on July 24, Mohawk International Raceway on September 16)
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The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors including Excel Tower Service, Humber Nurseries, Gillee’s Heavy Truck Parts, Adam Nayler Plumbing, Dibbits Excavating, B Tech Concrete & Construction, Tenace Diversifeid, Tenacious Sound, C. Smith Machine Shop, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Victory Motorcycles, Valley Automation and Control, Laguna Ponds, Guillevin International, Superior Crane, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Canada, Beyea Headers, and Scott Jeffrey’s Performance.
About the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series: The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is touring Crate Late Model series based in the state of New York. The tour typically runs 12-15 races each season from April to October to allow drivers the opportunity to travel with a competitive group of racers while maintaining their home track loyalty. For more information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, visit www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com.
About Mohawk International Raceway: Mohawk International Raceway is a 3/8-mile clay oval located in Hogansburg, NY. The track races weekly on Friday nights with DIRTcar sanctioned racing. The track is located at 313 Frogtown Road, Hogansburg, NY, 13655. For more information, visit www.mohawkspeedway.com.
About Weedsport Speedway: Weedsport Speedway is 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Weedsport, NY, approximately 30 miles west of Syracuse. The track has undergone significant renovations and venue upgrades since it was purchased by Al Heinke in 2013. The track is located at 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, NY, 13166. Visit www.weedsportspeedway.com for more details.
Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media