On August 15th, the New
York Dirt Kart Series travelled to Starlite Speedway in
Trumansburg, NY for the fourth event of the 2015 season.
With a total of 156 entries spread throughout 12
classes, the racing was bound to get dicey and drivers
knew that times were starting to get desperate in the
Rolling off first in the running
order was NYDKS Clone Heavy where fast-timer Trent
Curtis would bring the field to the green for the 20 lap
main event. Curtis would lead the event until eventual
winner, Brad Duhow aboard his Slack Xpect, would slip by
and take home to checkered flag, followed by Curtis and
The second class of the day, NYDKS
Blue Plate Clone, would see the number 3 Slack Xpect of
Dalton Slack lead the entire race on his way to pick up
the victory over the close battling duo of Blake
Matjoulis and Richard Murtaugh. Matjoulis would edge out
Murtaugh at the line by a mere .087 seconds.
Following was the NYDKS Jr. Red
Clone division. This event again would see an impressive
amount of youngsters take the green with a total of 15.
The Slack Xpect number 27 of Tucker Wood would time
trial on the pole and after leading every lap, sailing
to a 1.007 victory over the number 71 of Jacob Bansmer
and the number 13 of James Donaldson.
In the following division, NYDKS
Clone Lite, Brad Duhow would bring the field to the
green for the most exciting race of the event. Duhow
would lead a majority of the race, before being passed
by the number 22 of Andrew Srock and a whole line of
eager drivers. After quite a few lead changes and lots
of 3 and even 4-wide battling, Duhow would come out
victorious yet again over Srock and the number 12 of
Next on track was NYDKS Clone Super
Heavy, which saw Jason Moll aboard his Jason Moll Racing
Engines powered Phantom Triton lead every lap,
green-to-checkered over the number 9 of Brian Knox and
the number 61 of Jeff Anstett.
Following that was the NYDKS Gold
Flathead division. This race would see the Phantom
Triton, number 88, piloted by Josh Hansen setting the
pace. But after lots of aggressive driving by many
competitors, Gene Gregoric would cross the stripe first
aboard his number 11 Slack Xpect. Following him to the
line were the number 18v of Eric Veihdeffer and the
number 27 of Blake Matjoulis.
In the first Pro division of the
day, Pro Clone Lite, Jeffrey Chapman would lead the
field to the green over the 95 of Duhow and the 41j of
Josh Ostrander. Chapman would lead early but be taken
over by Brad Duhow on lap 6 and Duhow would not look
back from there. Duhow took home the victory over the
number 10 of Nate Schultzkie and Chapman.
Class number 8 belonged to the
NYDKS Purple Plate Clone division. Dalton Slack would
lead every lap from the pole on his way to victory
aboard his X-Caliber powered Slack Xpect. Completing the
top-3 were two more Slack Xpects, piloted by Dylan Duhow
and Derrick McGrew.
In NYDKS Flathead 350, Brad Duhow,
aboard his Performance Manufacturing, Slack Xpect number
95 would lead the field to the green and never look
back, leading every lap to the victory over the number
21c of Jacob Clancy who was charging hard in the closing
laps but just didn’t have enough to make it there.
Finishing third was the number 81v of Matt Veihdeffer
who started in the fourth position.
The Unlimited All-Stars were in
town for this event as well as the NYDKS series. The
number 77 of Dennis Furlow would lead green-to-checkered
over the number 70x of Ron O’Neill and the number 6 of
Tom Voeltz. Rounding out the field were the 63 of Ben
Taft and the 14 of Jerry Thayer.
In the second pro class of the day,
Pro Blue Clone, 14 karts would take the green led by 3
machine of Dalton Slack. After lots of good battles
throughout the field, Slack would take home the victory.
The 14 of Dylan Duhow would drive his Waller Racing
powered Slack Xpect to second after starting in the
eighth position. Following Duhow to the line was the
Matjoulis number 27.
In the final event of the day, Pro
Clone Heavy, Brad Duhow would bring the field to the
green but quickly be overtaken by the Jason Moll number
10x. Duhow would end up settling for a solid fourth
place finish, and Moll would go on to pick up the $500
victory aboard his Phantom Triton over the number 10
Slack Xpect of Nate Schultzkie and the number 1 Slack
Xpect of Trent Curtis.
With only one more points event in
store on September 26 at Limerock Speedway, the racing
is going to get more intense with drivers making the
moves they need to make to win championships. Before we
move on the Fall Classic championship event at Limerock,
The NYDKS is having a non-point event at the Paradise
Speedway in Geneva, NY on September 5th. The headline
classes for this event are Pro Flathead and Pro Clone,
both paying $1,000 to win. Drivers from throughout the
northeast are expected to attend this event at the
smooth 1/4 mile track, and we hope to see you there as
well! A special thank you goes out to all the drivers,
crew, and NYDKS staff for making this series what it is
and making it a success. See you at Paradise!