Ralph Engel opens Allegheny Sprint Tour season with victory at Tri-City Raceway Park
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SENECA, PA (May 15, 2017) – After losing the first three scheduled events to Mother Nature, the Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour finally opened its inaugural season by visiting Franklin, Pennsylvania’s Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday evening, May 14. The 305 cubic inch sprint cars were one of five divisions on the card, all helping Tri-City open its gates for the first time this year.
Ralph Engel, a Harmony native and former IMCA/Racesaver feature winner during Laurel Highlands competition, earned high honors on Sunday night at the Franklin half-mile, topping all 12 entries by leading all 20 circuits. Jacob Gomola and Dakota Schweikart rounded out the podium finishers, followed by Dale Schweikart and Rob Felix.
“Not a bad way to open our season,” Jake Gomola explained, Allegheny Sprint Tour promoter. “Hopefully now we can move through the rest of our season without any additional distractions. Mother Nature was tough on us for a while. The rest of the summer stands pretty busy. I look forward to it!”
Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour travelers will continue their 2017 season with back-to-back appearances at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania. Action will resume on Friday night, May 19, followed by another one-night appearance on Friday, May 26th.
Text Results: Tri-City Raceway Park – Allegheny Sprint Tour Racesaver 305 Sprint Finish (May 14): Ralph Engel, Jacob Gomola, Dakota Schweikart, Dale Schweikart, Rob Felix, Kyle Colwell, Rob Bartchy, Zach Hawk, Jeremy Hill, Glenn Noland, Greg Dobrosky, Jeff Taylor.
2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule/Results:
Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway – RAIN
Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – RAIN
Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) – RAIN
Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park – Ralph Engel
Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, May 28th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Friday, June 2nd- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, June 16th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Friday, June 23rd- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)
Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)
Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway
Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway
About Allegheny Sprint Tour:
Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.
The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners:
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