Kenny Edkin Claims Firecracker 40 Victory At BAPS Motor Speedway

July 29, 2019

 

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Kenny Edkin isn’t focused on winning the Super Sportsman championship at BAPS Motor Speedway.

            

That doesn’t mean Edkin isn’t chasing points. He is just more concerned about getting the track title for his crew chief Don Koller.

            

To do that, Edkin needs to get to Victory Lane. He’s done that plenty this season, including Saturday night in the prestigious Firecracker 40 make-up feature to earn his sixth win of the season.

            

“It’s only July, and we still have two full months and six to eight races to try and get some more,” said Edkin after being informed that he duplicated his highest win total in a single season.

            

“To be honest, [the championship] means more to Don. I just want the wins. I want to get the championship for him, that’s one thing he’s never gotten.”

            

Edkin started third on the grid but took his time getting to the front. Chase Gutshall won the Dash to earn the pole, and he took advantage of it by getting the jump on Paul Miller heading into Turn 1.

            

Miller didn’t go away. He stalked Gutshall for the first five circuits before surging into the lead on Lap 6.

            

While Gutshall and Miller swapped the lead, Edkin took his time getting to the front. After running around the bottom, he made the decision to go to the cushion in an effort to reel in the leaders.

            

Edkin took second and set his sights on Miller. He caught the leader on Lap 28 and pulled a slide job one lap later to take over the top spot.

            

“That was fun,” Edkin said. “The track was pretty fast on the top, and we set the car up to run the bottom after the Dash. It just wasn’t good enough to run with them.

            

“I had to move to the top to really make time, and I had to run those guys back down. I had to slide someone to take the lead, and I tried to give them as much room as possible and a lot of room to cross over.”

            

Two laps after Edkin took the lead, the caution was thrown for Dan John who spun. Six laps from the finish, the caution was thrown for the final time.

            

Edkin pulled away on the final restart. Meanwhile, Garrett Williamson, Russ Mitten, and Gutshall battled for the runner-up spot.

            

At the finish, Edkin posted the win by 3.666 seconds. Williamson was second, followed by Mitten, Gutshall, and Scott Dellinger.

            

“That’s something on a six-lap restart,” Edkin said of the margin of victory. “I took the lead on the top from Paul, and the caution came out.

            

“I was like, ‘Oh, crap, I’m giving this one away.’ I gave two away this season like that. I just had to keep working and get going. I took the bottom on the last restart, and I know Russ is a pretty clean driver. I just took what I could get.”

            

Mitten was hard charger in the event, as he stormed from 11th to third. Frankie Herr set quick time for the 24-car field with a lap of 17.674. Edkin, Williamson, and Dellinger were heat winners.  

            

Sam Rial and Travis Horan earned victories in a pair of 20-lap Extreme Stock main events. Rial’s win came in a make-up show from June 1.

            

Donnie Broderick led the first two circuits in the make-up main, before Rial took over. He led the rest of the way, beating Horan, Alex Updegraff, and Mike Goodwin.

            

In the second Extreme Stock feature, Rial led the first two laps and was in good shape to sweep the night. Horan, who started third, squashed that notion by taking the lead by the completion of Lap 3.

            

Horan led the next 16 laps and took the win over Rial. Patrick McClane, Broderick, and Updegraff completed the top five.

            

Rial and Broderick were heat winners for the 14-car field. Goodwin was the hard charger, advancing from ninth to sixth. 

 

 

 

 

BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN “DELLINGER’S AUTO BODY FIRECRACKER 40 PRESENTED BY DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY”

 

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin, [3]; 2. 32W-Garrett Williamson, [8]; 3. 77-Russ Mitten, [11]; 4. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [1]; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger, [5]; 6. 2M-Matt Ondek, [13]; 7. 35-John Edkin, [6]; 8. 7-Timmie Barrick, [15]; 9. 318-Steve Fannasy, [9]; 10. 360-Jay Fannasy, [17]; 11. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [4]; 12. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [10]; 13. 18-Dave Conrad, [16]; 14. 14-Nate Young, [22]; 15. 10H-Dave Hollar, [21]; 16. (DNF) 58-Paul Miller, [2]; 17. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, [18]; 18. (DNF) 29-Adam Wray, [20]; 19. (DNF) 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [19]; 20. (DNF) 3B-Mike Enders, [7]; 21. (DNF) 23-Justin Foster, [12]; 22. (DNF) 5D-Luke Deatrick, [14]; (DNS) 70D-Frankie Herr, ; (DNS) 71K-Tyler Wolford.

 

Lap Leaders – Chase Gutshall (1-5), Paul Miller (6-28), Kenny Edkin (29-40)

 

Super Sportsman Time Trial Results – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr, 17.674; 2. 1A-Chase Gutshall, 17.680; 3. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 17.750; 4. 58-Paul Miller, 17.838; 5. 3B-Mike Enders, 17.872; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger, 17.952; 7. 75-Kenny Edkin, 17.969; 8. 32-Garrett Williamson, 18.039; 9. 35-John Edkin, 18.112; 10. 318-Steve Fannasy, 18.205; 11. 5D-Luke Deatrick, 18.217; 12. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 18.326; 13. 14-Nate Young, 18.327; 14. 23-Justin Foster, 18.343; 15. 29-Adam Wray, 18.416; 16. 77-Russ Mitten, 18.432; 17. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 18.579; 18. 22-Daniel John, 18.579; 19. 18-Dave Conrad, 18.638; 20. 360-Jay Fannasy, 18.728; 21. 7-Timmie Barrick, 18.743; 22. 2M-Matt Ondek, 19.022; 23. 10H-Dave Hollar, 19.194.

 

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin, [2]; 2. 58-Paul Miller, [3]; 3. 318-Steve Fannasy, [1]; 4. 77-Russ Mitten, [6]; 5. 2M-Matt Ondek, [8]; 6. 18-Dave Conrad, [7]; 7. (DNF) 70D-Frankie Herr, [4]; (DNS) 14-Nate Young.

 

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 32W-Garrett Williamson, [2]; 2. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [4]; 3. 3B-Mike Enders, [3]; 4. 23-Justin Foster, [5]; 5. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [1]; 6. 360-Jay Fannasy, [7]; 7. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [6]; 8. (DNF) 10H-Dave Hollar, [8].

 

Super Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Scott Dellinger, [3]; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [4]; 3. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [1]; 4. 35-John Edkin, [2]; 5. 7-Timmie Barrick, [7]; 6. 22-Daniel John, [6]; 7. 29-Adam Wray, [5]; (DNS) 71K-Tyler Wolford.

 

 

SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS

 

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21H-Travis Horan, [3]; 2. 55-Sam Rial, [1]; 3. 21A-Patrick McClane, [5]; 4. 97-Donnie Broderick, [2]; 5. 1-Alex Updegraff, [7]; 6. 33-Michael Goodwin, [9]; 7. 15-Jeff Gill, [4]; 8. 1A-Scott Arnold, [8]; 9. 98-Richard Daughtrey, [12]; 10. 97X-Paul Sylvester, [11]; 11. LAZY8-John Wright, [10]; 12. (DNF) 8-Roger Rhodes, [13]; 13. (DNF) 10-Kyle Emig, [6]; (DNS) 95-Dan Snyder.

 

Lap Leaders – Sam Rial (1-2), Travis Horan (3-20)

 

Extreme Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 55-Sam Rial, [3]; 2. 21H-Travis Horan, [2]; 3. 21A-Patrick McClane, [7]; 4. 1-Alex Updegraff, [6]; 5. 33-Michael Goodwin, [5]; 6. 97X-Paul Sylvester, [4]; 7. (DNF) 8-Roger Rhodes, [1].

 

Extreme Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 97-Donnie Broderick, [1]; 2. 15-Jeff Gill, [6]; 3. 10-Kyle Emig, [4]; 4. 1A-Scott Arnold, [3]; 5. LAZY8-John Wright, [2]; 6. 98-Richard Daughtrey, [7]; 7. 95-Dan Snyder, [5].

 

Make Up Feature, June 1 (20 Laps) – 1. 21A-Sam Rial, [8]; 2. 21H-Travis Horan, [11]; 3. 1-Alex Updegraff, [10]; 4. 33-Michael Goodwin, [3]; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick, [4]; 6. 97X-Paul Sylvester, [5]; 7. (DNF) 10-Kyle Emig, [1]; (DNS) 98-Richard Daughtrey, ; (DNS) 8-Roger Rhodes, ; (DNS) 18C-Matt Adams, ; (DNS) 91-Will Long.

Lap Leaders – Donnie Broderick (1-2), Sam Rial (3-20)

 

Photo: Brian Judy

 

 

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