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GPNY Mt. Kisco, NY Week Two League Results
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Round 2 of Grand Prix NY’s Adult Racing League was held this past Tuesday. This night featured the first round of racing on the new layout of Uptown in the reverse direction. Uptown in the normal direction is a challenging technical track that places a premium on hitting your marks. In the reverse direction this is even more so. With only one or two areas for passing, any mistake was going to be costly.

The night began with the GTBB (245lb) class hitting the track for qualifying. Out of the box Cory Rossi was quick and was able to get pole position with a time of 24.985, but the rest of the field only had four tenths of a second between them. At the drop of the green Rossi was able to hold off Dave Harmon, who had qualified second, while Harmon had his hands full with last week’s winner Rauert Peters right behind him. Rossi checked out about lap five as Harmon was driving a defensive line to hold off Peters. At halfway Harmon missed his braking point for the hairpin and Peters dove under him. As they accelerated out Harmon ran out of track and Peters put him under the wall – at least until Michael Cohen hit him and popped the kart out of the wall. This is how the first heat would end, Rossi in first with Peters and Cohen second and third. Harmon’s only consolation was setting fastest lap of the race (24.810) trying to catch Cohen and Peters. Heat two inverted the field and had the top three add additional weight – Rossi with an additional thirty lbs, Peters with twenty and Cohen with ten. At the drop of the green, Gary Proft was able to stay ahead of Cohen while Rossi and Peters battled their way through the field. Up front, Cohen slipped past Proft and into the lead. At lap 22 Proft tried a move in the hairpin that wound up taking both he and Cohen out. That allowed Adrian Salageneau to dive underneath the carnage and take the point. Rossi had worked his way up through the field, but didn’t have anything for Salageneau who took his first victory of the season. Rossi rounded out his second place finish with a fast lap as well (24.714), while Peters took third.

The next group up this evening was GTO (205lbs). From the outset Bobby Sayers was ripping off fast laps while behind him Ron Tocci and Andrew Wood battled for second. A t the end of the 10 minute session, Wood had a tenth on Tocci for second while Sayers grabbed the pole with a time of 24.597. At the drop of the green for heat one Sayers was able to defend and keep Wood and Tocci at bay. By lap seven, Sayers and Wood had separated from the rest of the field, while Tocci was battling with Alex Eickelbeck. Eickelbeck was able to get past Tocci on lap 8 and held on to take third in the heat. Up front, Sayers never put a foot wrong and held onto a 1.15 second victory over Wood. Wood was able to grab the honors and point for fastest lap with a time 24.278 (this was also the fastest lap of the evening). Heat two again inverted qualifying and that put Patrick Bartosi on pole with Ennis Bragg second. The second row had Chris Suether ahead of Tom Caspar. From the standing start Bragg showed his experience by dispatching Bartosi in short order and getting out in front – where he would finish the evening. Behind him, Chris Suether was battling with Caspar and that allowed Eickelbeck to catch up and eventually push his way through into third, despite carrying an extra ten pound from his third place finish in heat one. At the checkered flag it was Bragg over Suether and Eickelbeck. Wood was able to again grab fastest lap in this heat with a time of 24.312

The final group this evening was GTO (175lb) and at the end of qualifying there were only four tenths separating the top nine qualifiers. Taking his first pole of the season was John Sweeney, with a time of 24.541. Ross Pisarkiewicz was able to hold off Gary Megennis by seventy five hundredths of a second to claim the second starting position. At the start of heat one, Sweeney was not able to pull away from the field, but he did hold a comfortable margin over second and third. This was partly due to the battle between Pisarkiewicz and Megennis. Megennis was able to get past into second on lap 16 and he held on to take second place. Up front, Sweeney also grabbed a bonus point for setting fast lap with a time of 24.289. Heat two had John Cappabianca on pole with Lauren Horowitz second. Last week’s pole winner, Jonathan Lally, headed up the second row with Phil Parragio next to him. Cappabianca was able to get away cleanly and take his first victory of the season with a flag to flag win. Behind him, Hororwitz and Lally battled with Lally getting the best of Horowitz on lap twenty eight. That is how they would finish and Lally also grabbed the fast lap of the heat with a time of 24.384.

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