WEST LEBANON, NY – In Pro Stock action, Rob Yetman was able to come back from an early race problem to win the 30-lap Old Buzzard 30 feature event, presented by DMC Racing Products. It was a race put together to honor the memory of former Valley Pro Stock Champion Jimmy Langenback.
Nick Hilt started up front and was running away with the race until lap 28 when Yetman worked his way to the inside of the N&L #17 and made the pass for the win.
“Jimmy had his own way about him,” Yetman said in victory lane. “He always would help you out. When I started to get a little better towards the end of his career he didn’t want to tell me so much (laughing), but Jimmy was a unique character. This one is for him and it’s an honor to win this race.”
Hilt brought his car home second, but was so close to winning he could taste it.
“We fought hard all night and lead 28 out of 30 laps,” he said. “But, we got passed by the best Pro Stock driver around. Second this week and third last week. Things are looking up for us. It’s been a tough season.”
It looked like Chuck Towslee was going to have a solid top three finish in the “Old Buzzard 30,” but got turned around on the last lap while fighting with Hilt for second. He ended up 16th in the final rundown.
Jason Meltz, still looking for that first career Pro Stock win, came home third, followed by former Langenback Memorial winner Rick Duzlak, who finished fourth and Jon Routhier who came home fifth.
Pro Stock Results (30 Laps) (THE OLD BUZZARD 30 PRESENTED BY DMC RACING PRODUCTS) – 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Nick Hilt, 3) Jason Meltz, 4) Rick Duzlak, 5) Jon Routhier, 6) Rich Crane, 7) Rick Dempsey, 8) Steven LaRochelle, 9) Ed Bishop, 10) Scott Govertsen, 11) Brian Keough, 12) Tom O’Connor, 13) Joe LaFlamme, 14) Tom Dean, 15) Rick Spencer, 16) Chuck Towslee, 17) Hugh Page, 18) Jeff Kelmel, 19) Jay Corbin, 20) Dan Cote,