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Cliff Passes Doyle for Lighthouse Lanes SBS Victory at Spencer Speedway

WILLIAMSON, NY (June 29, 2018) – Dave Cliff, the defending Pathfinder Bank SBS track champion at Oswego Speedway, drove Tim Barbeau’s No. 50 to his second victory in three events with the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Series this past Friday night at Spencer Speedway.

In the division’s first appearance at Spencer since 2009, the main event lineup for the evening was based off of a redraw following the 10-lap qualifier won earlier in the program by Dalton Doyle.

The results of the redraw saw veteran Barry Kingsley pull the pole with Doyle lining up on the outside of the front row while Cliff and Cameron Black fired from row to for the 25-lap feature.

On the initial start, Doyle jumped to the lead from the outside part of the speedway with Cliff grabbing the runner up position almost right away.

Early on it appeared as if Doyle would lead for the duration, but the No. 01 machine got a little bit too tight approaching the halfway point, allowing Cliff to close in and eventually make a low side move for the lead going into the third corner on lap 14.

Five laps after passing Doyle for the lead, Cliff had caught lapped traffic, but that was only until the lone caution flag of the race was put in the air when Mike Bruce lost the handle on the No. 22 while working on Kingsley for the third spot.

Bruce had driven from last to fourth, but in a rather frightening incident, the president of the series instead found himself sliding through the grass and catching air time on one of the infield tire mounds. Bruce was unhurt and escaped with little damage.

Despite lining up double file for the restart with only six laps remaining, Cliff was able to hold off any challenges and walk away with the victory worth $500; his second with the series after dominating the ‘Fall Brawl’ at Evans Mills Speedway last September.

“This was a fun track, I think it’s good for these cars,” Cliff said in victory lane. “Oswego is a big momentum place, but this was a lot different for us. I really wish more guys would have chose to come out and support this show, but hopefully we put on a good race for everyone here.”

With Cliff taking the win, Doyle remained in second, Kingsley third, and rookie Joshua Sokolic capitalized on the caution flag to get up to the fourth spot with Greg O’Connor in fifth, Cameron Black in sixth, and Bruce rounding out the field in seventh.

The next event for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series will take place in just over two months when the Small Blocks return to the Evans Mills Speedway on Sunday, September 16 for the second annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ in the North Country.

For more information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, be sure to visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS.


About the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series: The Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series is a northeast Small Block Supermodified touring club showcasing the stars and cars of Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division. Formed in the spring of 2017 by drivers Mike Bruce and Camden Proud in conjunction with Bob Hoefer at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego, NY, the series is set to be a three race venture in 2018 and is made possible by the support of Lighthouse Lanes, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, as well as the dedicated team owners, drivers, and fans of Small Block Supermodified racing.

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Friday Night Lights’ 25 at Spencer Speedway – Friday, June 29, 2018:

Feature (25-laps): 1. 50 DAVE CLIFF, 2. 01 Dalton Doyle, 3. 91 Barry Kingsley, 4. 26 Joshua Sokolic ®, 5. 90 Greg O’Connor, 6. 23 Cameron Black, 7. 22 Michael Bruce

Qualifying Race (10-laps): 1. 01 Dalton Doyle, 2. 50 Dave Cliff, 3. 91 Barry Kingsley, 4. 23 Cameron Black, 5. 90 Greg O’Connor, 6. 26 Joshua Sokolic ®, 7. 22 Michael Bruce

Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action: Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Set for First Spencer Speedway Appearance in Nine Years

OSWEGO, NY (June 27, 2018) – In just two more days, a field of some of the best drivers in Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division will converge in ‘Friday Night Lights’ with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series at Williamson, NY’s Spencer Speedway this Friday, June 29.

The Friday special is the second event on the 2018 touring schedule and sets up a double header Small Block Super weekend in Central New York ahead of the Independence 35 at Oswego Speedway on Saturday.

“We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Spencer Speedway Friday night to kickoff what should be a pretty exciting weekend of Small Block Super action,” said Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series president Mike Bruce. “We expect a solid field of cars, great racing, and great weather and hope everyone will come support it. Thanks again to John White and the staff at Spencer.”

At least 14 Small Block Supermodifieds are expected on Friday evening making for two 10-lap heats of seven cars plus the 30-lap main event with the possibility of more cars showing up on race day.

Eight out of the fourteen drivers that will be in attendance have all won at least one or more main events at the Oswego Speedway throughout the course of their careers. A full breakdown of the roster is available below.

WHAT:

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Friday Night Lights’ 30 plus Sunoco Modifieds, NY Super Stock Tour, Super Six, and Grandpa Dog 4-Cylinders at the Spencer Speedway.

WHEN:

Friday, June 29 at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.  Pit gates will open at 4:00pm, grandstands open at 5:30pm, hot laps at 6:00pm, and racing at 7:15pm.

WHERE:

Spencer Speedway is located at 3001 Ridge Road in Williamson, N.Y.

TICKETS:

General Admission $13, Pit Passes $30. We encourage everyone to stop at the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series tent for pit passes. All money is given back to the class to support the purse. Thank you!

ON THE INTERNET:

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series – http://www.LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com

Twitter – @LHLSBSupers

Facebook – http://www.Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS

Expected Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Roster for Spencer Speedway (Subject to Change) –

01 – Dalton Doyle: Talented fabricator for Hawk Jr. Chassis driving his self built racer. A six time feature winner at Oswego Speedway.

12 – Dennis Richmond: DIRT Sportsman crew chief, veteran Small Block Supermodified fabricator and driver.

15 – James Babcock: Veteran at Oswego Speedway entering his fourth season of competition with the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

22 – Mike Bruce: Series president and division veteran. Five time winner at Oswego Speedway.

23 – Cameron Black: Fifth year driver at Oswego Speedway coming off a recent top ten run in the A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship.’

26 – Joshua Sokolic: Impressive Small Block Super rookie who has already scored his first top twelve finish at the Oswego Speedway.

27 – Mark Castiglia: Owner of Missile Motorsports. A six time Oswego winner filling in for regular pilot David LaTulip.

50 – Dave Cliff: Three time Oswego Speedway champion and winner of the last two track titles. Winner of the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Fall Brawl 50. Also won the season Opener on May 26.

77 – Cameron Rowe: 2012 Bud Light SBS Classic 75 Champion at Oswego Speedway. Four time Oswego winner.

86 – Brad Haynes: Finished third in the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘May Meltdown’ at Evans Mills Speedway. Division veteran. President of the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club.

88 – Bryan Haynes: Winner of the 2015 Bud Light Small Block Super Classic 75. Friday night will mark his first race driving for car owner Ron Pratt.

89 – Greg O’Connor: 2017 Most Improved Driver at Oswego Speedway. Oswego Speedway feature winner. Driving the #89 piloted last season by Tony Pisa.

91 – Barry Kingsley: Small Block Supermodified winner at the Oswego Speedway and the Evans Mills Speedway. Twelve year veteran of the division.

94 – Tim Glidden Jr: Second generation driver and Small Block Supermodified rookie making his first ever start on tour.

For the latest updates and information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, be sure to visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS.

About the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series: The Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series is a northeast Small Block Supermodified touring club showcasing the stars and cars of Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division. Formed in the spring of 2017 by drivers Mike Bruce and Camden Proud in conjunction with Bob Hoefer at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego, NY, the series is set to be a three race venture in 2018 and is made possible by the support of Lighthouse Lanes, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, as well as the dedicated team owners, drivers, and fans of Small Block Supermodified racing.

All-Time Small Block / Limited Supermodified Spencer Speedway Win List (10 Events, 10 Winners):

JJ Andrews 1

Steve Austin 1

Russ Bartlett 1

Bobby Bond 1

Russ Brown 1

Dave Gruel 1

John Ketcham Jr. 1

Lou LeVea Sr. 1

Daryl Nichols 1

Matt Wheeler 1

 

All-Time Small Block / Limited Supermodified Spencer Speedway Top 5 List:

Russ Brown 5

John Ketcham Jr. 4

Matt Wheeler 4

Russ Bartlett 3

Dave Cliff Jr. 2

Gregg Davis 2

Keith Gilliam 2

Lou LeVea Sr. 2

Shawn Walker 2

JJ Andrews 1

Steve Austin 1

Tim Barbeau 1

Alan Barker 1

Michael Barnes 1

Bob Baron 1

Bobby Bond 1

Mike Bond 1

Dave Gruel 1

Bob Goutermout 1

Jim Guyle 1

Barry Kingsley 1

Scott Merz 1

Kris Meyn 1

Daryl Nichols 1

Bill Presley 1

Rob Pullen 1

Mark Regan 1

Jason Simmons 1

Ed Watson Jr. 1

Denny Wheeler 1

Dennis Wilson 1