Jankowiak First 2011 Pro Mod Repeat Winner

July 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY became the first National Overhead Door NASCAR Pro Modified feature winner to visit victory lane a second time at the Holland Motorsports Complex in 2011 as he captured the open-wheeled 30 lap main event on Saturday evening.

In other action, points leader Eldon King III of Freedom, NY took his fourth Late Models of Tomorrow feature victory of the year, while Rich Carnes of Cheektowaga, NY notched his first of the season in the Bank of Holland Charger main. Eric Brown of Holland scored his fifth 4-cylinder Hornet win of the season and Jason Adams of East Aurora, NY made it three straight victories in the M&M U-Pull-It Figure 8 Car main. Camden Barber of Bliss, NY was officially named as the winner of the Casey’s TQ Midget Series main.

2010 Pro Modified champ Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. raced by Dave Catalano for the lead on a lap 2 restart, and quickly opened up a large lead advantage, but Amy Catalano and Andy Jankowiak were on the move. A long stretch of green flag laps allowed Jankowiak and Catalano to close on Fiebelkorn, and on the 19th circuit, Andy J. was able to complete the winning move around the outside of Fiebelkorn. A late race restart did not deter Jankowiak, as he was able to open up a lead advantage in the late stages to hold a comfortable margin of victory. Catalano and Fiebelkorn put on a good show for second, with Catalano getting the advantage in the latter stages of the event. Fiebelkorn held off a late race challenge from George Decker 100 winner Kirk Totten for third.

Eldon King III raced his D&H Excavating mount by Nick Crassi for the lead on the 12th go-round of the 20 lap Late Models of Tomorrow main, and kept a challenging Troy Williams at bay over the closing laps to record the victory. Williams, who was piloting the John McClurg Dodge for the evening, placed second, while Crassi, who led laps 6 through 11 of the caution-free event, placed third.

Rich Carnes took advantage of a lap 6 restart to race his Randy’s Auto Repair/Slippy’s Collision Monte Carlo by Tim Northen for the top spot in the 30 lap Bank of Holland Charger main, and proceeded to open up a wide lead. However, Mike "The Cowboy" Flaig was on the move over the final 25 caution-free laps and whittled the huge lead down to nothing with just two to go. Flaig tried to work under Carnes over the final two circuits, but was unsuccessful in his efforts, as Carnes took a 3/4 car length margin of victory over Flaig at the checkers. Late race contact between Tommy Catalano and Jim Loffredo in a third place battle resulted in previous week’s winner Matt Welshans getting the number three slot.

Timex Morgan raced his mount by Andy Jankowiak for the lead on a lap 9 restart in the 20 lap Casey’s TQ Midget Series main. Jankowiak would be forced to park his racer with engine issues two laps later, handing second place to Camden Barber. However, Barber was unable to reel in the high-flying Morgan over the remaining laps. Unfortunately, the Morgan entry had to forfeit the victory due to a post-race tech inspection issue, so that Barber was declared the race winner. Owen Bednasz continued his steady improvement behind the wheel with a personal Holland best second place finish.

Samantha Lutz opened up a big lead early in the 30 lap 4-cylinder Hornet main, but fuel pick-up problems would strike on a couple of occasions, allowing both Eric Brown and Chris Powers to slip on by on the 12th lap. Powers kept hounding Brown, but was unable to make a serious bid for the lead. At the checkers, Brown held a five car length advantage over "Carbone Crew" member Powers, while Chris’ cousin Tony Carbone took third. Lutz held on for the number four slot.

Jason Adams grabbed the lead on the initial lap of the M&M U-Pull-It Figure 8 car main and had no trouble in leading the distance in his Double T Painting mount for his fourth win of the year. Jason Eck placed second, with Jerry Toms taking third.

News and Notes

Reports from the Late Model ranks indicate a driver change is in the offing for the Gordon Trank owned #99 - the team was not in attendance on Saturday, but a replacement for T.J. Johnson could be in the car as early as next Saturday ... Andy Jankowiak can’t seem to string together solid rides for the Pro Modified and the TQ Midget on the same night - after winning the TQ main a week earlier, his Pro Mod suffered from mechanical issues, while this week, the TQ Midget had engines woes while he raced to the Pro Modified win ... another member of the Carbone Crew made his debut in the 4-cylinder Hornet division - Carbone cousin Tim Boyce stayed out of trouble and finished 16th in his first ever outing in a race car - Tim is the fifth family member now competing in the Hornet class, while his uncle Joe Carbone is in competition with his Pro Modified.

07/30/11 Results Summary:

National Overhead Door NASCAR PRO MODIFIEDS –– 30 Laps: 1. ANDY JANKOWIAK (started 5th); 2. Amy Catalano (7); 3. Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. (6); 4. Kirk Totten (8 ); 5. Dave Johnson (1 ); 6. Don King (2); 7. Joe Carbone (3 ); 8. Jeff Ruddy (9); 9. Dave Catalano (4); 10. Joe Evans (10). Heat Race Winners: Andy Jankowiak, Mike Fiebelkorn Jr.

LATE MODELS of TOMORROW –– 20 Laps: 1. ELDON KING III (started 6th); 2. Troy Williams (8 ); 3. Nick Crassi (4); 4. Brandon Glover (2); 5. Alan Fisher (3); 6. Mike Ticco (7); 7. Sean Dolan (5); 8. Josh Hathaway (1); 9. Jason Gwin (9). Heat Race Winners: Brandon Glover, Eldon King III.

Bank of Holland CHARGERS –– 30 Laps: 1. RICH CARNES (started 3rd); 2. Mike Flaig (7); 3. Matt Welshans (11); 4. Jason Adams (14); 5. Jason Eck (10); 6. Tim Northem (1); 7. Jerry Kosmowski (17); 8. Ben Harms (4); 9. Tom Northem (13); 10. Kris Hamann (12); 11. Donnie Aquino (16); 12. Mike Weston (15); 13. Tommy Catalano (6); 14. Jim Loffredo (8); 15. Marty Hughes (18); 16. Al Grimmer (20); 17. Jon Richeal (2); 18. Nik Welshans (9); 19. Ted Welshans (5); 20. Mark Harsch (19). Heat Race Winners: Tommy Catalano, Jim Loffredo.

Casey’’s TQ MIDGET SERIES –– 20 Laps: 1. CAMDEN BARBER (started 12th); 2. Owen Bednaz (9); 3. Justin Mapes (7); 4. Jamie Collard (14); 5. Dave Wollaber (11); 6. Kent Turnbull (13); 7. Shawn Nye (2); 8. Kyle Hutchinson (1); 9. Dean McConnaughy (16); 10. Ryan Hessler (5); 11. Arik McGruder (8); 12. Nelson Rung (15); 13. Jonathon Reid (6); 14. Charlie DiRosa (19); 15. Gordon Steffan (21); 16. Wayne Turnbull (17); 17. Joe Brszowski (20); 18. Eric Musto (18); 19. Andy Jankowiak (4); 20. Hayden Newcomb (3). Disqualified: Timex Morgan (crossed line 1st, started 10th) Heat Race Winners: Timex Morgan, Shawn Nye.

4-cyl. HORNETS –– 30 Laps: 1. ERIC BROWN (started 17th); 2. Chris Powers (9); 3. Tony Carbone (14); 4. Samantha Lutz (2); 5. Dylan Carbone (12); 6. Bob Marzec (8); 7. David Warrior (20); 8. Ashley Kirchberger (15); 9. Jeff Szafraniec (13); 10. Waylon Price (11); 11. Bill Lutz (10); 12. Lou Carbone (6); 13. Jerry Toms (1); 14. John Blinston (18); 15. Joe Mastrocicco III (7); 16. Tim Boyce (19); 17. Nikki Kirchberger (5); 18. Ben Russo (16); 19. David Farnham (4); 20. Eric Marzec (3). Heat Race Winners: Tony Carbone, Eric Brown.

M&M U-Pull-It FIGURE 8 CARS –– 6 Laps: 1. JASON ADAMS (started 3rd); 2. Jason Eck (1); 3. Jerry Toms (6); 4. Eric Brown (5); 5. Joe Mastrocicco III (4); 6. Bob Marzec (2).