Broderick Shoots to the Front for $1000 Payday at Penn Can
Young Bubba Broderick “The Brookfield Bullet” put everything into place at Penn Can Speedway on the Saturday portion of the King of the Can Weekend. With a $1000 to win program on tap for the winged warriors of the A-Verdi Storage Containers CNYMS tour, the cars and stars turned out and put on a show for the Penn Can fans.
The racing surface was heavy and fast throughout the night with the Mini Sprints laying down some of the fastest laps of all divisions in attendance. The “A”-main would come to green with the 1 of Rick Hench on the pole and Greg Hoffman to his outside. The second row was made up of Broderick and the tours previous $1000 race winner Jared Fink. A couple of Accord regulars in Katz and Oliver were in row 3 with 1st and 2nd point men Harvey and Mike Kiser going off from row 4. From the drop of the green the fans knew right away they were in for a show! The dicing was hot and heavy and a high low line challenge was being waged up front. The 5 and 21 moved around the 77H and on lap 3 Broderick took the top spot with an outside pass on Hench. One lap later Fink closed in on Broderick and the show was on! The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 5 and that had everyone on their feet watching the quick action on the track. Cars were being passed everywhere with the leaders splitting lapped traffic several times.
On lap 9 the red flag was displayed for the 20 of Brian Pomponio going over in turn 3 and 4 after making contact with the 99 of Mike Kiser. When racing resumed it was right back to the same thing with no room for error from the top spot back through 15th. The pace was slowed with 5 to go as the 211 of your Johnny Guarino when up in flames with a blown motor. Another bid for the lead found Broderick and Fink side by side on many occasion with Hoffman having the best seat in the house just behind them. With only one lap remaining the P13 got around in turn 4 making it a one lap shootout for the big bucks. The Brookfield Bullet hung on and came across the line just ahead of Fink, Hoffman, Hench and Brian Oliver who rounded out the top 5.
As and added note on the night, congratulations go out to Don Harvey II who locked up the 2006 A-Verdi Storage Containers / CNYMS tour championship by virtue of finishing 22nd or better on the evening in the “A” Main. It sure was interesting as Harvey who changed his car no less than 4 times after the heat races missed the setup for the “A” after a Heat win. Don ended up finishing in the 21st position. Spots 2 through 6 are still anybodies guess as they could change for the final point paying event which will be this upcoming weekend as the Winged Warriors of the A-Verdi Storage Containers / CNYMS tour Headline at the High Banks of Woodhull Raceway Saturday September 23rd, 2006 for the season finale $1000 to win show.
With the win Broderick gets a guaranteed starting spot for the Short Track Super Nationals to be held Oct. 6th & 7th at Afton Speedway along with luck of the draw recipient Brian Oliver. Picking up the Broderick Motorsports $50.00 Hard Charger award was Art Kiser coming from the back passing 12 cars to finish 7th. Hench picks up the $25.00 Dry Wash N Guard Waterless Car wash awards, Oliver also picked up the Ultimate Wings $25.00 certificate and Spectro Oils award went to Hank Katz. Adding to the night for 2 $50 cash awards Bruce Brown of B&S Transport awarded Dale Beach and Jerry Sehn for their efforts.
CNYMS thanks all of their marketing partners for making this series the premier mini sprint organization in the Northeast. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Suzuki Motors of America and Jack Stones Suzuki, Hoffman Home Transport, Ultimate Wings, Haskell Motorsports, Team 22 Racing, & Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.
“A”-Main: 5-Broderick, 21-Fink, 77H-G. Hoffman, 1H-Hench, 10-Oliver, 17-Katz, 29K-A. Kiser, 99-M. Kiser, 4-Emhof, 30-Goodrich, 77-Lynt, 7-Flach, M1-Casazza, 13H-F. Hoffman, P13-Sehn, 211-Guarino, M14-Connley-Predmore, 14-Burkert, 25-Beach, 20-Pomponio, 44-Harvey
Heat Winners: 99-Mike Kiser, 21-Jared Fink, & 44-Don Harvey II