Pat VanVarick Two In A Row and Taylor Eccles First Win In Borgers Run What You Brung.
(Left Photo) Pat VanVarick Wins Borgers TQ's. Bob Snyder Photo.
(Right Photo) Taylor Eccles Wins Borgers Slingshot run What You Brung. Bob Snyder Photo.
Saylorsburg, PA., November 9th, 2013: Frigid temperatures and a major race at Path Valley kept car counts down but the action was hot to bring down the curtain on the 2013 racing season at Borgers Speedway. With a very successful 2013 racing season and OctobestFest Series under our belts plans are in full swing for the 2014 racing season which promises to be an “Eye Opener” for asphalt racing in the northeast.
It did not take long for Pat VanVarick to return to Borgers victory lane making it “Two in a Row” in Hoosier Racing Tires TQ/Asphalt 600 Sprints. Van Varick led every lap to take the win over Mike Fillbrunn and Joe Agnello.
Everyone has been saying all season long it was only a matter of time until Taylor Eccles parked his Slingshot in Borgers Speedway victory lane. He may have waited until the season finale but he did so in convincing manner. Eccles held off repeated challenges by Ryan Lacoe and Kyle Herve and led every lap to take his first win. Herve nipped Lacoe in the closing laps to finish a close second followed by Lacoe and Jackson Ring.
Jackson Ring's Run What You Brung Slingshot At Borgers. bob Snyder Photo.
Jackson Ring in only his second race of the season is learning the tricks of the lightning fast Borgers 1/7 mile asphalt oval. Jackson has just purchased his first Slingshot and is expected to be a regular at Borgers Speedway in the 2014 racing season. Jackson has been running the Mike Moyer 29 which finished second in season points and had to be the wildest Run What You Brung creation for this year’s event. Brian and BJ Wambold transformed the Moyer car into a sprint car winged racer minus a bunch of Slingshot body panels. You may be familiar with Jackson’f father Tom “I Wanna See Ya At Brown Daub Kia” Ring. We welcome the Rings to the growing Borgers Speedway family.
Hoosier Racing Tires TQ/Asphalt 600 Sprints… Pat VanVarick, Mike Fillbrunn, Joe Agnello.
Slingshots… Taylor Eccles, Kyle Herve, Ryan Lacoe, Jackson Ring.
Silfee Brothers Unstoppable In Borgers 2013 Finale
One of the major goals at Borgers Speedway for 2013 was the commitment to grow the Karting program and the decision was made when Brendan O’Connor took charge back in April. General Manager Brendan O’Connor, “we made the decision from the start that we would not try to copy what other racetracks do but we would build our Karting program from the ground up and I feel we have achieved this goal. With a combined effort from Jimmie Silfee, Dan Shupp and me we accomplished what we set out to do.” Promoter Bob Snyder, “all of our Kart classes have grown throughout the season and will continue to do so in 2014. Many exciting events including the very popular “Money Races” are on the 2014 schedule and 2014 will be the biggest season for the Karts in the History of Borgers Speedway.”
It may have been the last official race of the 2013 season at Borgers Speedway and Austin Silfee and Jared Silfee already have been crowned point champions in their respective classes but that did not stop them from ending the season in winning style.
After suffering mechanical problems in his heat Austin Silfee was forced to start in the rear of the Junior 3 Restricted feature but it did not take long for him to move to the front. After taking the lead from Jacob Proctor on lap five a two car battle for the lead developed between Silfee and Proctor swapping the lead until Proctor spun in turn two. Proctor came from the rear to once again challenge Silfee but Sifee was determined not to give up the lead. Silfee took the win followed by Proctor, Austin Silfee, Dylan Kibler, and, Alex Kibler.
Jared Silfee led a record field of Junior Sportsman Champ Karts to turn one and established a strong lead from the drop of the green. Brayden Spencer mounted a strong challenge throughout the entire race but did not have enough to keep Silfee from the place that has become his second home, Borgers Speedway Victory Lane. Spencer who turned in a fine performance in his first visit to Borgers finished second followed by John Kendall. Shelby McLaughlin was fourth in her first Champ Kart race, and Liam O’Connor fifth. Gary Collins did not start.
Once again the 2013 Borgers Speedway Kid Kart Champion Liam O’Connor devastated the field lapping the entire field with the exception of second place Jack VanVarick. Jax Yohn was third followed by Travis Trautman, Jeffrey Trautman, and Maggie Yeakel.
Bob Wagner took the MicroStock win over Harry Burd, Taylor Wagner, Marty Kendall, Don Boonstra, Eric Trautman. Eric Freeman took the Run what You Brung Open win over John Cason, Tommy Flanagan, and Jake Kibler. Alex Arndt won the run What You Brung Stock over Philipe Sabatine, James Carlucci, and Chris Melcnor.
Junior 3 Restricted… Austin Silfee, Jacob Proctor, Jared Silfee, Dylan Kibler, Alex Kibler.
Junior Sportsman Champ Kart… Jared Silfee, Brayden Spencer, John Kendall, Shelby McLaughlin, Liam O.Connor.
Kid Karts… Liam O’Connor, Jack VanVarick, Jax Yohn, Travis Trautman, Jeffrey Trautman, Maggie Yeakel.
MicroStocks… Bob Wagner, Harry Burd, Taylor Wagner, Marty Kendall, Don Boonstra, Eric Trautman.
Run What You Brung Open… Eric Freeman, John Cason,Tommy Flanagan, DNF… Jake Kibler.
Run What You Brung Stock… Alex Arndt, Philipe Sabatine, James Carlucci, Chris Melcnor.
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