Sites prevails at NY-Penn’s Billy Ward Memorial

By Michael Benjamin AFTON, N.Y. (May 13, 2023) – Eddie Sites had another race to remember on a night Friesen Performance IMCA Modified drivers remembered one of their own. Sites took the lead early in Saturday’s Billy Ward Memorial at Afton Motorsports Park and never looked back, motoring to the $1,504 checkers in the inaugural NY-Penn Series event for the late long-time IMCA competitor. Rick Watt and Jeff Cardinale started on the front row in the second race of the third annual tour, with Cardinale dropping to the back while dealing with an ill car and moving Shawn Bruce up to the outside pole.  All chaos broke loose with the field nearing the end of the first lap, with the first caution flying for an incident collecting Jake Maynard, heat two and dash for cash winner Brad Sites, newcomer J.T. Roe, Tyler Belcher and Lance Conley. Watt and Bruce brought the field to the green for the restart. The 5s of Eddie Sites and the 17x of Rich Michael Jr. started on the second row [Read More]


NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series has repeat winner as Sites conquers Afton

By Todd Burgess  AFTON, N.Y. (July 30) – Brad Sites overcame another bad draw to become the first repeat winner in the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series Friday at Afton Motorsports Park.  The 25-lap main event had Joe Novak and Rodney Morgan lead the field to green as series point leader Sites took the initial green from the ninth starting spot. Novak jumped out to the early lead but it was short-lived as he pushed wide out of turn four on lap three and Rodney Morgan was right there to grab the top spot.  Just as the pass was made, the caution flew which resulted in Keith Jack Lamphere starting at the rear of the field on the ensuing green as Sites had already moved up to sixth. As the engines roared once again, Aaron Benjamin began to pressure Morgan for the top spot as Sites and Lamphere continued to pluck their way forward.  By lap 11, Benjamin had claimed the top spot and Sites had worked his way squarely to Benjamin’s back bumper as the [Read More]