By: TIM BALTZ – HOGANSBURG, NY – Only 3 more weeks remain in the 2018 racing season at the Mohawk International Raceway and the points are becoming an issue for not only the title contenders but also throughout the standings in all classes.
Despite an incredible run by Tim Fuller who picked up his 7th feature win of the season 2 weeks ago, Chris Raabe remains in contention for a run at and title in the Twin Leaf Convenience 358 Modifieds. Fuller and Raabe still remain the only 2 drivers to have won in the Modified ranks this season.
In the Crossroads Tobacco Sportsman division Johnathon Ferguson came into the year as the heavy favorite for the title and flexed muscle early on as he won the opening 2 events. However Brianna Ladouceur is on a resurgence in 2018 after many struggles a year ago. The Cornwall native has 3 wins on the year, the most of any driver this season while Ferguson has not won since the Pete Mitchell Memorial qualifier at the end of May.
Dan Reif has taken control of the field in the Mod Lite division as of late after taking his 4th win of the season. Harley Brown has had a stellar year and is in the title hunt with 2 feature wins and defending champion Nick Mallette is also in the running with 1 win on the year as well.
With 2 time Bandit champion Richard Thornton moving to the Sportsman ranks the title in this division is wide open and 4 drivers have shown they are more than interested in taking the crown. RJ Tressider and Nick Perham lead the way but veteran Gary Sharlow is also in the mix and leads all drivers with 3 feature wins on the year.
With all these titles still up for grabs the action will surely heat up as Baxter’s Automotive will be on hand. In addition anyone who is attending the Founders Cup Lacrosse Tournament can bring their ticket stub and receive 50 percent off the general admission price. Also anyone who still has tickets from this past Thursday’s Pete Mitchell Memorial event can still redeem those tickets for any of the remaining regular season events in 2018.