KRUCZEK WINS AGAIN AT LEE, FINISHES FIFTH AT BEECH RIDGE TO COMPLETE STRONG WEEKEND
Story by Souza Media
LEE, N.H. & SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- The entire Bobby Webber Racing team knew that three races in two days was going to be a difficult task, but the team completed a solid weekend with one victory, and a top-five finish.
Bryan Kruzcek wheeled the No. 19 Hawthorne Automotive, Vynorius Companies, Hedges Excavating Late Model Sportsman to a third victory in four starts on Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in the second of double feature races. During the first race, a crash sidelined Kruczek before the finish -- but in the second race -- he charged to the front and drove away with the victory behind the wheel. It was the third win in four starts over the last two weeks in Lee's Rodfather Late Model Sportsman class.
Kruczek also wheel the No. 19 Vynorius Super Late Model to a fifth-place effort with the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Maine on Saturday, June 12. He qualified sixth in time trials, finished third in his heat race, and ran around the top five the entire race en route to a solid finish.
"One word sums up this weekend of racing for us and that is 'team'"," Kruczek said of Lee's Friday night event. "We hoped for another sweep at Lee, but the first incident out of our control put us in the pits. My crew got right to work and thrashed to rebuild the front of the body and repair the radiator and as always gave me a fast car to drive threw the field and take down win number three."
"Heading to Beech Ridge, being the place I got my first touring series win, I felt fairly optimistic about having a good run at Beech Ridge just knowing how the track can change over the day," he said of Beech Ridge's fifth-place finish. "We made minimal adjustments all day and just unloaded a comfortable car to drive and I was able to hang around the front all race and bring home a solid top-five for BWR to wrap our weekend."
The team will take a week off from the Granite State Pro Stock Series and focus on the next round of Rodfather Late Model Sportsman racing on Friday, June 18, back at Lee USA Speedway.
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Story by Souza Media
EPPING, N.H. -- Bobby Webber Racing is completing final preparations for what will be a busy weekend of racing in the state of New Hampshire, and Maine, with two different cars, on Friday and Saturday, June 11-12.
Driver Bryan Kruczek will wheel both entires -- first on Friday in the Rodfather Late Model Sportsman at Lee USA Speedway -- then on Saturday with the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. The last time Kruczek sat in both cars, he parked them in Victory Lane. Kruczek won both of the double feature races on Friday, June 5 at Lee USA with the Late Model Sportsman, and also is coming off a victory in his last race in the Super Late Model with the GSPSS at Star Speedway on May 8.
Friday at Lee will include two more feature races, while Saturday is a 150-lap contest that will put GSPSS stars against Beech Ridge track regulars. Kruczek looks to be in a major factor in all three races he runs this weekend.
"The Boyd Tech car (Late Model Sportsman) is just a blast to drive and I'm happy I got to complete the sweep last Friday," Kruczek said. "It definitely has grip and it's easy to drive. It was great to get back to Lee, definitely one of my most comfortable tracks to race at and I always enjoy racing there... enjoyed seeing some friends I haven't seen in a few years. Looking forward to getting back there."
On Saturday, Kruczek will head to Maine to compete with the top Super Late Model talent in the region.
"We have an awesome group of supporters behind us for sponsors and crew," Kruczek said. "Whether it is on, or off, the track, we do our best to showcase them at the front of the field on race day. We appreciate all they do for us."
Team owner Bobby Webber Jr. is also excited to return to the track this weekend, as Star Speedway, the track Webber owns, is off this weekend. He will attend both nights of racing action for the BWR team.
"This weekend is going to be fun," Webber said. "We are looking forward to attempting to go four-for-four at Lee with that car. Then, going to Beech Ridge on Saturday, we have confidence. Bryan did well there in his previous PASS car and hopefully that translates well to the Granite State Pro Stock Series. We have had some fun in the last three races we have run as a team, winning all three. There would be nothing better than to change that three wins to six wins after Saturday night."
Friday's event at Lee USA Speedway begins at 7 p.m. with feature racing, while Saturday's race day at Beech Ridge starts with time trials at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the track for both days of racing and fans are encouraged to come cheer on the No. 19 at the track.
For more information on Bobby Webber Racing, visit BobbyWebberRacingLLC.com and follow the team on Facebook for the latest updates.
By Souza Media
LEE, N.H. -- It had been a few years since Bryan Kruczek had run a weekly division race at the Lee USA Speedway, but Friday Night, Kruczek and his Bobby Webber Racing team made a statement return, winning both Late Model Sportsman feature races in commanding fashion.
The team had a successful practice on opening night, with the car topping the speed charts, only to have a rain storm come in and cut the night short before a feature event could be run. So, after a week of anticipation, the Vynorious Companies, Hawthorne, Hedges Excavating machine picked up where they left off.
Kruczek started the first feature of the night towards the front of the pack, and quickly worked his way to the lead after a restart on the outside of the front row. Kruczek was able to work his way by early race leader Frankie Eldredge, and he was then able to distance himself from the rest of the pack. The Bobby Webber Racing machine finished the 25 lap race a solid 5 seconds over his nearest competitor, Frankie Eldredge crossed the stripe in second, Bobby Melvin Jr. rounded out the top three.
When feature number two of the evening hit the track, Kruczek's No. 19NH would roll off seventh in the 12-car field. In the opening laps, Cam Huntress had taken the lead while Kruczek navigated the BWR machine through traffic and up to the third spot.
On the fifth circuit, Charlie Colby worked his way by Huntress and into the lead, by this point Kruczek had worked his way up to the front duo, and two laps later, took the top spot. Again, the Hedges Excavation, Advanced Gas Distributors machine began to distance itself from the competition until the race was slowed by a caution bunching the field back together. On the restart, Kruczek rocketed his way back out to the lead with Frankie Eldredge following through into second, and Charlie Colby followed in third, which would be the way the trio would finish out the event. Kruczek crossed the line 1.6 seconds ahead of Eldredge completing the evening sweep.
Bobby Webber Racing team owner Bobby Webber also challenged Lee USA Speedway track owner Norm Wrenn to match him dollar-for-dollar for the winnings and donate the winnings to Hole in The Wall Gang, a favorite charity of the late Norm Wrenn III. Track owner Norm Wrenn matched and thousands of dollars were donated to the charity.
Bryan Kruczek and Bobby Webber Racing will return to Lee USA Speedway on Friday, June 11, for another round of the Rodfather Late Model Sportsman. Racing begins at 7 p.m. and admission is just $5 for fans in a special Fans Night at the races. The team will also compete in the Granite State Pro Stock Series event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 12. A full weekend preview will come later in the week right here on BobbyWebberRacingllc.com.
For more information on Bobby Webber Racing, visit BobbyWebberRacingllc.com and follow the team on Facebook.