Alex Ferree, Joe Martin, Pat Weldon, Gary Smith, Todd Weldon and Andrew Loria won at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Colussy Chevrolet Collectables Night on August 11. 2012

In the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar Super Late Models, Saxonburg PA’s Alex Ferree picked up his second win of season. Ferree grabbed the lead from pole sitter Kyle Lukon on lap one and held off a late race charge by Michael Norris to pick up the win. Daryl Charlier was a solid third followed by John Mollick, John Garvin, Brandon Burgoon, Lukon, Mike Johnson, Steve Baker, and Ben Miley in the fast paced feature. The brothers Johnson, Mike and Davey won the heats, but Davey blew a motor as he took the checker and was a DNS for the feature. Newcomer Bobby Keys made his first start, but did not run the feature. Lynn Geisler blew an engine and erupted in flames during the feature. Brandon Burgoon was the Awesome Hard Charger while Kyle Lukon picked up the K&N Performer award.

Joe Martin, Ringgold PA, won his first ever PPMS feature in the Brougher’s Machine Shop Fastrak Crate Late Models. Martin outgunned Kyle Lukon on the start, and kept Will Thomas at bay for 20 laps to pick up an impressive win. Kyle Lukon was third, followed by Steve Beatty, Josh Double, Tommy Schirnhofer Jr., Mike Reft (also picked up the K&N Performer award), Justin Lamb, Josh Holtgraver, and Colton Flinner. Dusty Curry, Will Thomas and Colton Flinner won the heats for the 25 cars on hand.

In the Sunoco Race Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Cadets, Monongahela PA’s Pat Weldon won his 4th win of the season. Weldon started 11th and battled early leader Brian Huchko the entire distance to get the win. Huchko had his best run of the season to finish second followed by Nick Kocuba, Jake Simmons, Pat Hanley (making his first start of the season), Mike Harris, Bill Slade, Eric Piotrowski, Jenn Barker, and Craig Koteles. Two red flags marred the feature, with Vince Laboon barrel rolling the #17, and Koteles #64 catching fire. Nick Kocuba and Vince Laboon won the heats. The K&N Performer was Bill Slade.

West Mifflin PA’s Gary Smith continued on his roll in the Miley BP Car Wash DIRTcar Hobby Stocks, winning his 4th feature in the last 5 races. Smith took the lead on the first lap and held off Joe Podolinsky, Chase Evans, Steve Pyeritz and Hannah Ramsey to pick up the win. Joe Podolinsky grabbed the heat win. Evans was tagged the K&N Performer.

Imperial Heights Garage DIRTcar Young Guns had defending champ Todd Weldon pick up his 8th win of the season. Weldon passed Jacob Recker on lap 3 and beat Logan Crewl, Jacob Recker (named the K&N Performer), David Ostrander, Dylan Bolind, and Roman O’Neill to the checker.

The Wacky Wheels Figure 8 Feature saw Andrew Loria pick up his second win of the season over Kurt Halbedl, Gerald Blair, Josh Langer and Joe Podolinsky.

Upcoming at PPMS on August 18, the Red Miley Memorial 53 Lap Topless UFO Super Late Model Special, (Late Model teams may run topless, it is the teams option), and the Black Jack 21 410 Sprint Car Special, plus a complete regular show. On August 25, NAPA Kids Night, AAA Kids Bike Races, & a Free Petting Zoo & Kid’s Pony Rides, plus a complete regular show. Regular shows consist of Super Late Models, Fastrak Pro Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, and Young Guns. Effective for the remainder of the season, in the event of any Saturday rainout the management will utilize a Sunday evening raindate. Times for the Sunday evening will start 1 hour earlier, with Gates opening at 4:00PM, Hot Laps at 5:00PM, and Racing at 6:00PM. For more info on PPMS Schedule see the website

SUMMARY – August 11, 2012

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DirtCar Super Late Models
Heats – 2J Mike Johnson and 1J Davey Johnson
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 10 Alex Ferree, 2. 72 Michael Norris, 3. 12 Daryl Charlier, 4. 4J John Mollick, 5. J4 John Garvin, 6. 17 Brandon Burgoon, 7. 1 Kyle Lukon, 8. 2J Mike Johnson, 9. 0 Steve Baker, 10. 99 Ben Miley, 11. 69 Jon Hodgkiss, 12. 48C John Flinner, 13. 76 Jason Rider, 14. 1C Lynn Geisler, 15. 0K Kari Gasser, DNS – 1J Davey Johnson and 33 Bobby Keys
Awesome Hard Charger – 17 Brandon Burgoon
K&N Performer – 1 Kyle Lukon

Brougher’s Machine Shop ProLate Models
Heats – 8 Dusty Curry, 9 Will Thomas and 75 Colton Flinner
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 55 Joe Martin, 2. 9 Will Thomas, 3. 1 Kyle Lukon, 4. B4 Steve Beatty, 5. 38 Josh Double, 6. 8 Tommy Schirnhofer, 7. 9R Mike Reft, 8. 93X Justin Lamb, 9. 00 Josh Holtgraver, 10. 75 Colton Flinner, 11. 21 Rocky Kugel, 12. 42 David Airgood, 13. 8 Dusty Curry, 14. 15 Mark Moats, 15. 1 Nico Dabecco, 16. C1 Ken Chernik, 17. 15H Bryan Hoffman, 18. 12 Brian Goebel, 19. 18 Chris Lander, 20. 7C Jeris Collins, 21. 3 Paul Jablonski, 22. 77 Joel Prosser, 23. 01 Ron Hall, 24.2M Chuck Medved, 25. 99G Beau Glemba
K&N Performer – 9R Mike Reft

Sunoco Race Fuels DirtCar Sportsman
Heats – 10 Nick Kocuba and 17L Vince Laboon
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 45 Pat Weldon, 2. 60 Brian Huchko, 3. 10 Nick Kocuba, 4. 68X Jake Simmons, 5. 380 Pat Hanley, 6. 18X Mike Harris, 7. A22 Bill Slade, 8. 7 Eric Piotrowski, 9. 33 Jenn Barker, 10. 64K Craig Koteles, 11. 17L Vince Laboon, 12. W1 Jarrod Westover
K&N Performer – A22 Bill Slade

Miley BP Car Wash DirtCar Hobby Stocks Factory Stocks
Heat – 56 Joe Podolinsky
Feature (12 Laps) – 1. 1 Gary Smith, 2. 56 Joe Podolinsky, 3. 7 Chase Evans, 4. 56J Steve Pyeritz, 5. 14H Hannah Ramsey
K&N Performer – 7 Chase Evans

Imperial Heights Garage DirtCar Young Guns Sport Compacts
Feature (6 Laps) – 1. 45 Todd Weldon, 2. 0 Logan Crewl, 3. 6 Jacob Recker, 4. D15 David Ostrander, 5. B4 Dylan Bolind, 6. 47 Roman O’Neill
K&N Performer – 6 Jacob Recker

Wacky Wheels Figure 8
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 24 Andrew Loria, 2. 18 Kurt Halbedl, 3. 5 Gerald Blair, 4. 1 Josh Langer, 5. 56 Joe Podolinsky