WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 21, 2023) - Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, the new gun for Crouch Motorsports, came out swinging on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, securing his first Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the season and nailing down an $8,000 payday in the process. The victory came in just his fifth start with Crouch Motorsports, utilizing the highside to take command from race-long leader Matt Farnham on lap 26. A dramatic ending to his pursuit to Weedsport’s Victory Hill, the only caution of the 30-lapper occurred on the final circuit forcing a one-lap dash to the finish; it was a smooth final lap for the Californian.
Eliason, now a nine-time Series winner, may have taken the final spotlight, but it was all Matt Farnham and Tyler Courtney earning the mid-race highlights, as Courtney, who battled into the runner-up spot on lap 14, commenced chase on Farnham immediately after. Courtney inched closer to Farnham with every circuit, but before he could pounce on the New York native, Eliason swooped in from the topside and grabbed second on lap 25, then the lead on lap 26.
“I really thought it was going to take us a little bit longer to get our first win together. That just goes to show what this team is capable of,” Eliason expressed. “I’ve watched a lot of videos on this place and if you can get through one and two without getting up into the wall, it’s going to work. I was probably more nervous than my crew during that one lap restart. I used up my brakes. Regardless, I’m very grateful for this. They give us the tools to be successful and I’m happy to be here.”
Friday night Outlaw Speedway winner, Zeb Wise, would sneak in to finish second before the final checkers, followed by Tyler Courtney, Scotty Thiel, and Matt Farnham.
“I love tracks like this,” Zeb Wise said. “This is my first time here and I’m already excited to come back. It takes a lot of finesse to be good on a surface like this. I thought maybe we were in trouble early, but we really came to life at the end.”
The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2023 campaign with a four-race slate through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, all of which kicking-off with a stop at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Thursday evening, May 25. Action will then continue with a visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 26, followed by the Bob Weikert Memorial doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The first three events will award $10,000-to-win capped with the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale.
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Contingency Awards/Results: Weedsport Speedway| May 21, 2023:
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 25
Macri Concrete/Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Tyler Courtney | 14.091
Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Matt Farnham | 14.285
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Danny Varin
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Tyler Courtney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Cory Eliason
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Matt Farnham
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chase Moran
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Danny Peebles
Tezos A-Main Winner: Cory Eiason
Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Parker Price-Miller (+9)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Chris Hile
Tezos A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 11-Cory Eliason; 2. 26-Zeb Wise; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 4. 70-Scotty Thiel; 5. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 6. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 7. 99L-Larry Wight; 8. 01-Danny Varin; 9. 9P-Parker Price Miller; 10. 97-JJ Hickle; 11. 29-Sye Lynch; 12. 28F-Davie Franek; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer; 14. 4-Chris Windom; 15. 98-Joe Trenca; 16. 66-Jordan Hutton; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 18. 5H-Chris Hile; 19. 88C-Chad Miller; 20. 28M-Conner Morrell; 21. (DNF) 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 22. (DNF) 4P-Chase Moran; 23. (DNF) 2-Dave Axton; 24. (DNF) 11T-Cory Turner LAP LEADERS: Matt Farnham (1-25), Cory Eliason (26-30).
Classic Ink USA B Feature (8 Laps): 1. 4P-Chase Moran; 2. 5H-Chris Hile; 3. 2-Dave Axton; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell; 5. 88C-Chad Miller; 6. 11T-Cory Turner; 7. 3-Denny Peebles
Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 2. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 3. 11-Cory Eliason; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 5. 26-Zeb Wise; 6. 01-Danny Varin
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Danny Varin; 2. 7NY-Matt Farnham; 3. 99L-Larry Wight; 4. 28F-Davie Franek; 5. 98-Joe Trenca; 6. 9P-Parker Price Miller; 7. 5H-Chris Hile; 8. 2-Dave Axton; 9. 3-Denny Peebles
CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 2. 29-Sye Lynch; 3. 70-Scotty Thiel; 4. 97-JJ Hickle; 5. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 6. 66-Jordan Hutton; 7. 4P-Chase Moran; 8. 11T-Cory Turner
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Cory Eliason; 2. 26-Zeb Wise; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer; 6. 4-Chris Windom; 7. 88C-Chad Miller; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell
Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 7NY-Matt Farnham, 00:14.285; 2. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni, 00:14.376; 3. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:14.449; 4. 99L-Larry Wight, 00:14.499; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:14.651; 6. 11-Cory Eliason, 00:14.665; 7. 01-Danny Varin, 00:14.759; 8. 29-Sye Lynch, 00:14.807; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:14.852; 10. 28F-Davie Franek, 00:14.889; 11. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:15.005; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 00:15.016; 13. 98-Joe Trenca, 00:15.053; 14. 66-Jordan Hutton, 00:15.068; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:15.081; 16. 2-Dave Axton, 00:15.088; 17. 4P-Chase Moran, 00:15.137; 18. 4-Chris Windom, 00:15.205; 19. 9P-Parker Price Miller, 00:15.221; 20. 11T-Cory Turner, 00:15.327; 21. 88C-Chad Miller, 00:15.350; 22. 3-Denny Peebles, 00:15.499; 23. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:15.518; 24. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:15.862; 25. 5H-Chris Hile, 00:59.999
2023 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (As of 5/21):
Tyler Courtney - 1006
Parker Price-Miller - 965
Chris Windom - 930
Hunter Schuerenberg - 904
Tim Shaffer - 898
J.J. Hickle - 892
Scotty Thiel - 862
Conner Morrell - 804
Zeb Wise - 706
Zeth Sabo - 666
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