For Immediate Release:
The NDRL’s United Late Model Series
Dan Stone wins ULMS cash on opening night of “September Sweep” at Eriez Speedway!
By Jay Pees
Hammett, PA, September 6, 2013: The long-anticipated “September Sweep” finally arrived and the pits were full of competitors for the ULMS $3000 to win feature for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models and the $2000 to win UEMS Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods.
At the conclusion of racing it was “Big Brother” Dan Stone standing in Victory Lane with the winner’s purse of $3000 for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model ULMS win. For Stone it was his first-ever Eriez feature win and first ULMS win this season.
Three heats set the field for the $3000 to win feature for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models with Tim Fuller, Chris Hackett, and Rich Gardner getting the wins. 2013 Eriez Speedway Rob Blair won the B-Main. The ULMS provisional starter was Chad Valone while the Eriez Speedway Provisional spot went to Chevy Scott.
Mike Knight and Dan Stone set the pace for the ULMS $3000 to win, 30 lap feature event for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models. Stone, of Thompson, PA, charged to the immediate lead with fourth place starter Bump Hedman getting by Knight in the second turn for second spot. By seven laps into the event Stone was lapping the rear of the field while Hedman, Knight, and Tim Fuller were battling for second. Knight was solidly in second by lap twelve then starting tracking down Stone in traffic. With ten to go Stone had a six car-length lead on Knight, them began pulling away. Knight’s progress was slowed on lap twenty-six as he scrapped the back straight wall, but held onto second. Stone went on to the win, his fifth in ULMS competition, in the all-green race over Knight, Fuller, Hedman, and Andy Boozel.
Heat races were also run for the thirty-one UEMS E-Mods with Dave Hess, 2013 Eriez Speedway champion Rich Michael, Randy Hall, and Justin Carlson getting the wins. Two B-Mains will be run Saturday to complete the field.
Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models:
Heat 1: Tim Fuller, Boom Briggs, Randy Lobb, Matt Urban, Dave Hess, Russ King, Rob Blair, Dave Scott, Chad Valone
Heat 2: Chris Hackett, Mike Knight, Jared Miley, Andy Boozel, Greg Oakes, John Lobb, Doug Eck, Chuck Patker, Chris Peterson
Heat 3: Rich Gardner, Bump Hedman, Dan Stone, Bob Dorman, Scott Gurdak, Darrell Bossard, Scott Johnson, Chevy Scott
Feature: Dan Stone, Mike Knight, Tim Fuller, Bump Hedman, Andy Boozel, Boom Briggs, Jared Miley, Chris Hackett, Rich Gardner, Greg Oakes, Robbie Blair, Randy Lobb, Russ King, Matt Urban, Darrell Bossard, John Lobb, Chad Valone, Dave Hess, Dave Scott, Bob Dorman, Chevy Scott
Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods:
Heat 1: Dave Hess, Russ Dunn, Gary Eicher, Mike Smith, John Boyd, Steve Dixon, Brian Fardink,
Heat 2: Rich Michael, Vic Vena, Kenny Zimmer, Darren Taribori, John Schenker, Steve Sornberger, Gary Murphy, Tony Marotto
Heat 3: Randy Hall, Chad Carlson, Butch Southwell, Scooter Pangrazio, Steve Simon, John Boardman, Dan Sasso, Bill Taylor
Heat 4: Justin Carlson, Greg Johnson, Joel Watson, Mike McGee, Carl McKinney, Tom Hagberg, Kirk Bradley
For more information on this event or the NDRL’s ULMS please visit www.eriez-speedway.com or www.unitedlatemodelseries.com.
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The NDRL’s ULMS Racing Series would also like to thank their supporters for the 2013 season: Aero Racing Wheels, American Racer Tires, Big Shot Performance, LLC, Bill’s Dirt Late Models, Close Racing Supply, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Jay’s Auto Wrecking, JNJ Motorsports Media, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lias Tire, Oyler Photos, Performance Bodies, Slavic Custom Racing Apparel and Decals, and R2C Filters.