OSWEGO, NY (July 15) - Cameron Rowe joined Rob Pullen and Mark Castiglia as multiple feature winners this season in the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series, as he captured the Galloway Century 21/Turning Stone Resort • Casino 30-lap SBS main on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway. Rowe took the lead from David LaTulip on lap 19 and never looked back on route to his 3rd career Oswego SBS victory.
Andrew Schartner, Kreig Heroth, Mike Bond, Mike Bruce, Jason Simmons, Jack Patrick, Josh Kerr, and Jon Tesoriero completed the Top 10 run down in the SBS main.
LaTulip would take the early lead of the SBS main underneath the Cam’s NY Pizzeria starter stand behind the wheel of the TNT Motorsports No. 17. The No. 17 looked strong early in front of the field, a much welcome sight to driver and crew, as the defending SBS Rookie of the Year has struggled for much of the season. On Saturday night however LaTulip was hooked up and stormed to the front leading Rowe who quickly jumped up to the runner up spot.
The night would see its first caution on lap 9 as Rob Pullen lost control in turn two.
LaTulip would lead Rowe, John Ketcham, Josh Kerr, and Andrew Schartner back to the line for the restart.
As the green lights came back on Rowe would immediately begin to pressure LaTulip for the top spot. Rowe, the 2012 Tony White Memorial winner, was hungry for another main event win after a stuck throttle forced him gently into the outside third turn wall on a restart while running 2nd one week ago.
With Rowe all over LaTulip, both Kerr and Schartner began to advance through the field as they moved to the low side on Ketcham in turn one on lap 13. Ketcham would continue to back slide from there as one lap later Simmons, Bruce, Heroth, and Bond were also able to make their way by dropping the No. 11 back to 9th.
From that point, championship contenders Heroth and Bond turned up the wick as each made their way underneath Bruce to move just outside of the Top 5 on lap 17.
Just two laps later up front, Rowe’s pressure finally paid off as on lap 19 the No. 77 found its way by LaTulip to the top spot and began to pull away from the field.
With Rowe well out front with just 10 laps to go, LaTulip also held a comfortable advantage on third place running Josh Kerr. Unfortunately for Kerr, lap 22 would see a freight train of racecars push him off the podium as Schartner, Heroth, Bond, and Bruce all made their way by.
Schartner was able to reel in LaTulip for 2nd in the closing laps, but was unable to do anything with the No. 17 for the runner-up spot. As LaTulip and Schartner battled, Rowe went on uncontested for his second win of the 2012 season at Oswego.
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Century 21 Galloway Realty/Turning Stone Resort & Casino Night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday July 19th-21st 62nd SUNOCO Race of Champions
PATHFINDER BANK SBS SERIES
Feature (30-laps): 1. 77-Cameron Rowe, 2. 17-David LaTulip, 3. 18-Andrew Schartner, 4. 04-Kreig Heroth, 5. 26-Mike Bond, 6. 22-Mike Bruce, 7. 98-Jason Simmons, 8. 9-Jack Patrick, 9. 8-Josh Kerr, 10. 47-Jon Tesoriero, 11. 79-Tim Barbeau, 12. 11-John Ketcham, 13. 88-Bryan Haynes, 14. 2 Rob Pullen, 15. 5-Tim Gareau, 16. 24-AJ Bernys, 17. 01-Dalton Doyle, 18. 99-Brad Haynes, 19. 27-Nate Sitterly, 20. 87-Nick Barzee, 21. 93-JJ Andrews, 22. 69-Mark Castiglia
1st Heat (10laps/All Qualify): 1. 04-Kreig Heroth, 2. 98-Jason Simmons, 3. 18-Andrew Schartner, 4. 17-David LaTulip, 5. 47-JonTesoriero, 6. 88-Bryan Haynes, 7. 24-AJ Bernys, 8. 87-Nick Barzee
2ndHeat (10laps/All Qualify): 1. 27-Nate Sitterly, 2. 5-Tim Gareau, 3. 22-Mike Bruce, 4.8-Josh Kerr, 5. 26-Mike Bond, 6. 69-Mark Castiglia, 7. 01-Dalton Doyle
3rd Heat (10laps/All Qualify): 1. 77-Cameron Rowe, 2. 9-Jack Patrick, 3. 11-John Ketcham, 4. 2-Rob Pullen, 5. 93-JJ Andrews, 6. 79-Tim Barbeau, 7. 99-Brad Haynes