“Superman” Earns Fourth Northwest Extreme Late Model Victory at Grays Harbor…

first_imgFast Time: Collen Winebarger, 17.015Heat Race Winners: Greg Walters (1), Jerry Schram (2)Trophy Dash Winner: Jerry SchramA-Feature: 1. Collen Winebarger, 2.Greg Walters, 3. Joe German, 4. Jerry Schram, 5. Jason Johnson, 6. Eddie Day, 7. Jack Marontate, 8. John Gamell, 9. Brad Martin, 10. Justin Perkins, 11. Bob Trout, 12. Jacob Myers Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Ben DeatherageCollen Winebarger earned his fourth straight Northwest Extreme Late Model Series victory of the season. Photo courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports PhotographyElma, Washington- The phenom was back to his winning ways on the Friday June 28th event at the Grays Harbor Raceway.  Corbett, Oregon native Collen Winebarger collected another winner’s check to earn his fourth straight Northwest Extreme Late Model Series victory of the season.  The kid they call “Superman” would thrill the crowd in the thirty-lap non-stop main event which would see Winebarger come from the very back to earn the triumph.Two-time and defending IMCA Modified champion Joe German of Wishkah would lead the early circuits.  It was German’s first race with the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series as he hopped into Ozman Services Inc./CCS Industrial Services #75X Rayburn for car owner Phil Vinson.  German would lead the first four laps all while putting up a battle with the Smokercraft Boats #56 Rayburn of “Captain” Jack Marontate from Newberg, Oregon.Marontate and German would exchange the lead a handful of times before both would be overtaken by Jerry Schram from Vancouver.  Schram was the car to beat in his Schram Brothers Excavating/Century III Stables #16 MasterSbilt for much of the race and was seeking his first series win at GHR.  Schram would be the trailblazer until lap twenty when young Winebarger would take the lead.Winebarger, who started in the last row, would take off with the lead and cover the rest of the distance at the front of the field.  It marked the fourth straight series victory for the chauffeur of the Discount Race Car Parts/Hillsboro Vac & Sew/All In Property Investments #1 MasterSbilt starting all the way back in early May.  The series has visited three different tracks so far and he has won at least one feature at all three of them.Finishing in second place was two-time series champion Greg Walters from Banks, Oregon in his T&G Trucking/American Landscaping #97 Victory Circle while Joe German would finish third. Completing the top five finishers were Jerry Schram in fourth and the Jackhammer Trucking/T&G Trucking #76 Rayburn of Gresham, Oregon’s Jason Johnson.Collen Winebarger was the quick clocker in time trials at 17.015 seconds.  Heat race winners were Greg Walters and Jerry Schram while Schram would later on earn the trophy dash victory.The Northwest Extreme Late Models will back in action for night two at Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday June 29th. The event will be presented by the Elma Chamber of Commerce organization.Race Summary:Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Race #6Friday June 28th, 2013Grays Harbor RacewayElma, Washington12 Entrieslast_img read more

In Oceanport, New Historian Researching Old History

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |OCEANPORT – When Frank Barricelli attended his hometown Borough Council meeting this month, he merely wanted to ask the assembled officials to consider appointing a borough historian. He figured his request would be taken under advisement, debated at future meetings, maybe put aside for more urgent matters, and eventually a historian would be named.Two years ago when Barricelli restarted the moribund historical committee, he approached the council about the south Shrewsbury River town’s imminent 100th anniversary. He reminded them that “the centennial’s coming up, we really should do something about our town history book, published 50 years ago. A lot has happened since,” he said.Oceanport was still recovering from Super Storm Sandy and, as Barricelli remembers, “Everyone’s priorities were elsewhere with more important things to do.”In the meantime, Barricelli was reading everything about Oceanport he could. He found old photos, had them enlarged at his own expense, and suggested the council might put them up in the new town hall being planned. One of Barricelli’s motivations, besides loving where he lives, was that “new people moving in didn’t know what had occurred here in the last hundred years.”While Frank was assiduously researching, he made a trip to the Monmouth County Archives in Manalapan. “As a result of that visit,” he said, “and meeting Brielle’s historian John Belding, I got an email from him saying that all Monmouth County towns are ‘encouraged’ to have a historian.”In a be-careful-what-you-wish-for moment, Frank brought the email to the Oceanport Council at their November meeting. No sooner had he finished, when Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said, “Congratulations, you’re our historian,” which left Frank flabbergasted.His immersions into the past hundred years of local history will result in the publication of an updated version of “Oceanport in Retrospect.” The borough put out the original 224-page-plus volume in 1970. That one is chock-full of pictures, old maps and charts and the reminiscences of local citizens about the town that built up around what was called the Eatontown Dock.In the nineteenth century, around 1830, James P. Allaire built the dock on the South Shrewsbury River because of its relatively easy access to the ocean – through the now-closed Shrewsbury Inlet – and New York. Allaire’s furnace was cranking out hundreds of manufactured products like teapots and kettles from his factory in the Marsh’s Bog area (today’s Howell and Farmingdale). The inlet eventually sanded over and the new railroad routes throughout the shore mitigated the need for the town dock. The “Ocean Port” was effectively abandoned by the time the Civil War started.Frank loves pouring through documents like the old donated scrapbooks which revealed long-forgotten events affecting the town. He was surprised to learn, for instance, that when the old Pleasure Bay Swing Bridge, which connected the town to Long Branch, was torn down in the early 1960s “Long Branch fought rebuilding the bridge. They felt that a new elevated bridge with approach ramps would make them lose valuable housing lots.” Without a new bridge, the Oceanport peninsula would have become more isolated. “Our neighboring town was not exactly helping us keep our town viable.”Defining his new role as borough historian is keeping Barricelli plenty busy. “The only requirement, apparently, is that we file a report (to the county) once a year outlining our accomplishments.” But Frank Barricelli is not a man to accept a title with minimal responsibilities. He’s deeply involved in getting all the town’s organizations ready for the centennial celebrations, including procuring a proclamation of congratulations from, he hopes, Gov. Murphy in Trenton.He foresees an “Oceanport Day” at Monmouth Park racetrack. He’s still committed to decorating the new town hall with antique photos and maps highlighting the rich history of Oceanport. He wants to restock the library with local history books that he’s been buying himself. He’d love to see signs with photographs all over town indicating historical events and landmarks at places like Wharf Park, Red Men’s Hall, Wolf Hill and Fort Monmouth.Frank Barricelli’s challenge, like that of all historians, is assembling all he’s compiled and finding the time to begin writing his updated history of the town. He keeps finding interesting and little-known facts.“I just read that Aaron Burr’s in-laws, the Bartow’s, lived on nearby Horse Neck.” He’s on a mission to verify it before “that fact” winds up as an interesting tidbit in the book.“It’s one of those things,” he grins, “It’s hard to get started, but once you do, it’s all going to tumble out.”This article was first published in the Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Leafs edge Rebels in final preseason tilt Tuesday

first_imgColton Schell, J.J Beitel and Nelson product Matt McDonald also scored for the Leafs. Dylan Sibbald, with a pair, and Bryan Lubin replied for the Rebels.Brett Soles and Patrick Defoe split the netminding duties for the Leafs.The game was a fiesty affair with referee Erik Laughton sending player after player to the penalty box in the first period before the game settled down.The two teams played to a 1-1 tie Sunday in Castlegar.Castlegar, which ousted Nelson from last year’s post season  in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, returns to the NDCC Arena to open the KIJHL season Friday against the Leafs.Game two of the home-and-home series goes back in the Sunflower City Saturday. Newcomer Greg Nickel got things going with a goal on the first shift sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over visiting Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League preseason action Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win completed the exhibition season for Nelson. The Leafs finished the four-game set with a record of 1-1-2.last_img read more