January 17, 2016 - by Laurie Hixson
The 2nd. Annual New York Super Stock awards banquet was held Saturday January 16th at the Fairport VFW with over 80 fans, drivers, and crew members in attendance.
Taking home the largest trophy of everyone was the 2015 points champion, Elmira's own Tim Gullo. Tim won 4 out of the 8 races held this past season and was quick to thank his sponsors and crew members for their help this year.
A special recognition award was presented by Sonny Wright to a man who has great passion for the sport of auto racing and the New York Super Stock division as many nights he has added bonus money spread throughout the field of cars. Mr. Tom Burns was the recipient. Tom can be found each and every week in the front row of Spencer Speedway cheering on his favorite racing class. Tom received a standing ovation.
Tom Burns also had added bonus money tonight for the drivers. Any driver in attendance received a raffle ticket as they signed in. The two drivers holding lucky raffle tickets were Willie Strusz and Jason Dinzler.
The triple track championship which was an accumulation of points over a 3 race mini series was Bill Frisbie Jr. Of West Danby, NY
The remaining top 10 in points received recognition and hardware as well. They were 2nd place Chris Vogler, 3rd went to Bill Frisbie Jr, Jason Dinzler was 4th and Mitchell Wright rounded out the top 5. Willie Strusz finished 6th in the seasons points battle with Dale Lazzaro 7th, Nate Peckham 8th, Steve Malin 9th and Gary Noe 10th.
The series sponsors have come on board again for 2016. A big thank you to them JG Autowerks, FA products & North Coast Performance, C & D Automotive, James Ford of Williamson, Vision Auto Group, Lazzaro Performance, Moonshine Madness, Bap race engines, Jody London for the Dave London Memorial race and Ray Marshall for the Gary Marshall Memorial race.
Good Times DJ and Karaoke played til the wee hours for dancing and karaoke enjoyment.
The first race of 2016 for the New York Super Stocks is scheduled for Sunday May 1st at the Chemung Speedway. The remaining schedule can be found on the NY Super Stocks facebook page or on Bobby Lippa Racing website.
We want to thank the following....
•Vision Automotive Group & PiehlerVision Buick GMC
•Ray Marshall for the "Gary Marshall Memorial"
•James Ford - Williamson, NY
•Lazzaro Performance - Ontario, NY
•FA Products - Wholesale Engine & Performance Parts
•Northcoast Performance - Mustang & Ford Performance Parts
•Jody London for the "Dave London Memorial"
•C&D Automotive - Ontario, NY