NYDKS Race #4 at Starlite


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 points classes.

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 Cody Marshall.

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 Kyle Valley.

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!









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New York Dirt Kart Series Unveils 2015 State Series Championship Schedule

LOCKPORT, NY (March 9, 2015) – The New York Dirt Kart Series, New York State’s premier karting series, officially announced its six race series schedule on Monday which will span from May through the month of September.

The 2015 NYDKS tour is set to open on Saturday, May 16 with action held at Allegany Memorial Speedway in Wellsville, NY.  The 1/10 mile, high banked facility, will set the tone for the state championship tour, which has already seen 60 pre-entry memberships filed for the coming season.

Brad Duhow and Kevin Root scored PRO victories at AMS one year ago, with top kart engine builder Matt Chavis snagging a win in Lite Clone.

Round two of the NYDKS will move north to Can Am Speedway on Saturday, June 20 in LaFargeville, NY.  Can Am held two popular events on the NYDKS tour last season, including the annual Fall Classic.

Root, Ryan Swartz, and Will Shields claimed top victories at Can Am one year ago with the northern Speedway again looking to attract the best in New York State karting in 2015.

An open series rain date will be set for Saturday, June 27 should either the AMS or Can Am dates be lost to weather.

The month of July will see the NYDKS move to western New York, as the series takes on Ransomville, NY’s Ransomville Speedway on Saturday, July 18.  The tour did not hit the ‘Little R’ in 2014, but plans are set for a big show in mid-July. 

A Ransomville rain date is also set for Sunday, July 19.

The next championship date for the NYDKS tour will be held at Starlite Speedway in Trumansburg, NY on Saturday, August 15.  One year ago both Kevin and Todd Root, Chavis, and Phil Young led the way in series events, with a total of 19 entries taking the green in Pro Clone.

Another rain date will be set for Sunday, August 16.

Following the four championship races on the schedule a non-point event will be held at Paradise Speedway on Saturday, September 5 in Geneva, NY with another open series rain date planned for Saturday, September 19.

The final event on the 2015 calendar will be the annual NYDKS Fall Classic, this year heading to Lime Rock Speedway in Leroy, NY on Saturday, September 26, serving as the 2015 NYDKS championship event.

During the first four point races of the season at AMS, Can Am, Ransomville, and Starlite – one championship drop will be allowed.  However, no drops will be allowed for the Fall Classic at Lime Rock, making the series finale a can’t miss event for all kart racers in the northeast.

Another tour rain date is set for Sunday, September 27.

A stellar field of entries has already been filed in for 2015 including last year’s series champions Dalton Slack, Tucker Wood, Jason Moll, Tyler Trump, and Kevin Root.

For more information on the NYDKS 2015 tour visit online at www.nydks.com or email President Shawn Jeffery at shawnjeffery@yahoo.com