By Mike Leone        


May 27, 2023               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Batavia, NY)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants headed to Genesee Speedway on Saturday in night two of the three-race Memorial Day weekend swing throughout the north for the Flynn’s Tire Touring Series.  Race #8 of the 2023 season was the first and only appearance of the season at the Genesee County Fairground oval promoted by Kurt and Bonnie Stebbins, which hosts RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action.


One night after getting caught up in an accident with a lapped car battling for the lead, Bryce Davis led all 30 laps of the feature thwarting challenges by last year’s Genesee May 28 winner, Chad Homan, to end a near six-year winless drought with the Flynn’s Tire Touring Series!  Davis’ last win on the Tour came back on July 2, 2017 at Bradford Speedway during his championship season.  Davis became the sixth different winner in eight Tour races this season with his $3,000 victory.


“This feels pretty good,” acknowledged the 32-year-old Canisteo, New York racer.  “We’ve been close quite a few times recently, but the chips didn’t fall our way- tonight they did.  I just wanted to hit my marks and not spin the tires and be consistent on those restarts.  I got into (turn) one good, but I knew if I messed up he’d be there.  I have to give shout-outs to all of my family, my wife, my kids, my dad, my brother along with Lane, Austin Allen, Freddy Griswold, and Rick.  Everyone that helps out is unreal.” 


Davis took off in the lead at the start of the 30-lap feature over Jason Knowles, Homan, David Pangrazio, and Friday night Outlaw winner Joe Martin.  After a caution with two laps scored, seventh and eighth starting Dave DuBois and Jeremy Wonderling moved into fourth and fifth respectively.  By lap five, Davis began to pull away from the field, while Knowles and his hands full with Homan.  The two raced side-by-side for runner-up on laps 6-8 before Homan finally made the pass with an inside move on the eighth circuit. 


Davis had built up a straightaway lead by the time Homan got to second, but by lap 11 Homan began chewing into Davis’ lead as the deficit shrunk in half.  Lapped traffic came into play on lap 13 allowing Homan to close in on Davis’ rear bumper.  The two then raced side-by-side for the lead with the lapped car of Carl Eldridge in play, but Davis was able to maintain his lead. 


After 17 caution-free laps, four cautions between laps 19-21 slowed action before the final 9 laps went green-to-checkered.  Davis was perfect on all of the restarts allowing him to keep control of the race.  Davis and Homan pulled away from the pack during the final green flag run, but Homan was never able to seriously make a bid for the lead.  When the checkered flag waved, Davis crossed the line first by 1.051 seconds for his 10th career Tour victory in the David Davis-owned, Griswold's ETR Services/Davis Electric/The Brick House/ML Performance/Ed Carley Motorsports/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #94.


One year after his first career Flynn’s Tire Tour win, Homan was second and earned $1,500.  “I wish that race went green,” acknowledged the 40-year-old Penfield, New York standout.  “We ran him down from a straightaway in the middle of the race and I felt like I had a better car than him.  I caught a lapped car with the left front and the wheel wasn’t square anymore after that.  On those double file restarts I could get a minor run off the bottom, but once he got the lead he was in clean air and it was pretty much over at that point.  Another great run.  We would have loved to get the win, but second is a great run with this field of cars and the car is one piece.”


Knowles was a solid third for his best finish since a third at McKean County Raceway on August 17, 2017!  “I’ll tell you what- I’ll take this,” expressed the 41-year-old Addison, New York RUSH Late Model veteran.  “I will be on cloud nine until my next race because the struggles we’ve had the last several years in these Tour races.  They are a tough group of guys.  These guys right here (Davis and Homan), we race a lot together with because they are right here in the area.  Bryce helps me out of ton.  This is an awesome feeling to get back up here where we belong.”


Jeremy Wonderling was fourth over his brother Mike Wonderling, who earned the $50 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card after starting 13th.  It was Mike Wonderling’s fourth top five in the last five races as he appears primed for a title run in his first year on the Tour. 


One night after recording his career best Tour finish in sixth, Austin Hauser was sixth once again after starting 11th.  Martin struggled throughout the night, but salvaged a seventh place finish.  Doug Ricotta went 12th to 8th in his first Tour start of the season and received a spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic.  John Waters was 9th after starting 15th.  Shane Crotty was 10th for the second straight night.


Homan earned his first $100 FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” fast time honors of the season in qualifying with a lap of 17.426.  Homan, Davis, and Davis Pangrazio picked up $25 for their FK Rod Ends heat races.  Jon Rivers won the last chance B main in his first Tour start of 2023.  Davis became the seventh different Sunoco Dash winner in eight races this season and received a $100 fuel card. 


Winning $100 Sunoco fuel cards through the random drawings were Ashton Briggs and Marc Berzowski, while the $50 Sunoco fuel cards went to Homan, Eldridge, Alan Chapman, and Kurt Stebbins.  Dave DuBois, who was battling for third with Knowles in the feature, was chosen as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient.  Berzowski won a $100 Performance Bodies gift card for being the first non-qualifier as part of the “Nosed Out” contingency. 


The Flynn’s Tire Touring Series will right back in action on Sunday evening (May 28) at Bradford (PA) Speedway.  Race #9 will be a Platinum Event paying $3,000 to-win.


Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series Race #8 (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. BRYCE DAVIS (94)  2. Chad Homan (94)  3. Jason Knowles (4)  4. Jeremy Wonderling (3J)  5. Mike Wonderling (18)  6. Austin Hauser (51)  7. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s)  8. Doug Ricotta (01)  9. John Waters (LeBarron 11)  10. Shane Crotty (Briggs 4)  11. Brandt Graham (14)  12. Ashton Briggs (11A)  13. J.J. Mazur (13)  14. T.J. Downs (03)  15. Zack Carley (2)  16. Brock Pinkerous (555)  17. Craig Graham (98)  18. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J)  19. Dave DuBois (012)  20. David Pangrazio (136)  21. Kurt Stebbins (26)  22. Carl Eldridge (7E)  23. Jon Rivers (85)  24. Cody Dawson (36)  25. Billy DuBois.  (Note: Cody Dawson took a Tour provisional)


DNQ for the feature: Marc Berzowski (25M), Alan Chapman (64c).


Car Count: 27

Feature Margin of Victory: 1.051 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Bryce Davis (1-30)

Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Doug Ricotta

Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Carl Eldridge

Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Mike Wonderling (+8)

Sunoco Fuel Card Winners: Ashton Briggs ($100), Marc Berzowski ($100), Alan Chapman ($50), Kurt Stebbins ($50), Chad Homan ($50), Carl Eldridge ($50).

TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Dave DuBois


FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Flight Qualifying (Track record 16.430 by Jeremy John Waters on 5/29/21) ($100 for fast time): 1. 91-Chad Homan, 00:17.426[16]; 2. 94-Bryce Davis, 00:17.451[2]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:17.729[8]; 4. 4-Jason Knowles, 00:17.754[3]; 5. 26-Kurt Stebbins, 00:17.778[5]; 6. 136-David Pangrazio, 00:17.941[13]; 7. 012-Dave DuBois, 00:17.974[27]; 8. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:17.981[14]; 9. 01R-Doug Ricotta, 00:18.098[12]; 10. 21J-Jim Rasey, 00:18.106[22]; 11. 51-Austin Hauser, 00:18.131[6]; 12. 11L-John Waters, 00:18.142[25]; 13. 4C-Shane Crotty, 00:18.168[1]; 14. 11A-Ashton Briggs, 00:18.245[7]; 15. 555-Brock Pinkerous, 00:18.275[18]; 16. 21BD-Billy DuBois, 00:18.322[10]; 17. 03D-TJ Downs, 00:18.334[17]; 18. 36-Cody Dawson, 00:18.377[19]; 19. 18-Mike Wonderling, 00:18.397[20]; 20. 13-JJ Mazur, 00:18.398[21]; 21. 14-Brandt Graham, 00:18.426[23]; 22. 2C-Zack Carley, 00:18.461[9]; 23. 85-Jon Rivers, 00:18.483[15]; 24. 64C-Alan Chapman, 00:18.524[4]; 25. 98-Craig Graham, 00:18.612[24]; 26. 25M-Marc Berzowski, 00:19.220[11]; 27. 7E-Carl Eldridge, 00:19.597[26].


FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 91-Chad Homan[1]; 2. 4-Jason Knowles[2]; 3. 012-Dave DuBois[3]; 4. 4C-Shane Crotty[5]; 5. 18-Mike Wonderling[7]; 6. 21J-Jim Rasey[4]; 7. 98-Craig Graham[9]; 8. 2C-Zack Carley[8]; 9. 21BD-Billy DuBois[6].


FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 94-Bryce Davis[1]; 2. 26-Kurt Stebbins[2]; 3. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[3]; 4. 51-Austin Hauser[4]; 5. 11A-Ashton Briggs[5]; 6. 13-JJ Mazur[7]; 7. 85-Jon Rivers[8]; 8. 03D-TJ Downs[6]; 9. 25M-Marc Berzowski[9].


FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 136-David Pangrazio[2]; 2. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 3. 555-Brock Pinkerous[5]; 4. 01R-Doug Ricotta[3]; 5. 11L-John Waters[4]; 6. 14-Brandt Graham[7]; 7. 36-Cody Dawson[6]; 8. 7E-Carl Eldridge[9]; 9. 64C-Alan Chapman[8].


Last Chance B Main (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A): 1. 85-Jon Rivers[2]; 2. 98-Craig Graham[1]; 3. 03D-TJ Downs[5]; 4. 2C-Zack Carley[4]; 5. 21BD-Billy DuBois[7]; 6. 7E-Carl Eldridge[6]; 7. 25M-Marc Berzowski[8]; 8. 64C-Alan Chapman[9].  DNS: 36-Cody Dawson.


Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 94-Bryce Davis[2]; 2. 4-Jason Knowles[1]; 3. 91-Chad Homan[6]; 4. 136-David Pangrazio[4]; 5. 26-Kurt Stebbins[3]; 6. 10S-Joe Martin[5].


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers,, and Terry Bowser Excavating.  


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