Brachmann Claims 2013 Modisaurus Title;
Geisler, Lukon, Huchko, Evans and Bolind
PITTSBURGH, PA — New Yorker Chad Brachmann made the long tow to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway worth it as he dominated the 30 lap Modisaurus Mod Tour ’13 event on Saturday, May 25th. In other action, veteran Lynn Geisler claiming his 73rd PPMS victory in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model main event while Kyle Lukon continued his impressive run in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro-Late Model Division as he tallied his fourth victory. Brian Huchko (Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman), Chase Evans (Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks) and Dylan Bolind (Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns) also visited victory lane.
The 30 lap Modisaurus main event saw New Yorkers Rick Richner and defending race winner Randy Chrysler lead the 28 car field to the green. Richner led the first three laps before Chad Brachmann took the lead on the fourth circuit. Brachmann built up a half lap lead over Richner as the first 22 laps were caution free. Rex King, Sr., Rex King, Jr. and Brian Swartzlander battled for positions three through five and swapped the positions multiple times.
Bob Warren’s spin on lap 23 would also find him collecting Richner, who had no place to go. The New York driver retired to the pit area with damage to his front end. The final seven circuits would find Brachmann weathering four more cautions before he went on to capture the win in the Modified Tour ’13 opener. Swartzlander, King, Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker (who started the event in the 28th spot after going to a backup car) and King, Sr. rounded out the top five.
Dave Murdick, Ron Cartwright and Shingledecker won the Modisaurus prelims.
John Garvin and Jim Stephans led the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model main event to the green with the veteran Stephans taking the top spot. Stephans built up a commanding lead over Lynn Geisler, Daryl Charlier and Alex Ferree. The event’s lone caution flew on lap ten when Charlier slowed on the backstretch. Geisler would take the top spot when the event continued and went on to score his 73rd victory at the Monster Half Mile. Ferree held on to the second spot with Stephans, Michael Norris and Ben Miley completing the top five.
Steve Baker and Michael Norris were the victors in the prelims with Alex Ferree picking up the Awesome Hard Charger Award for gaining six spots in the feature event.
It looked as though there may be a new winner in Pro-Late Model action as Justin Lamb led the first nine circuits before Michael Reft took over the top spot on the 12th circuit. While Lamb, Reft and Tommy Schirnhofer were battling for the top spot; last week’s winner Kyle Lukon was patiently working his way through the field and would take the top spot from Reft on the 17th circuit. It was Lukon’s fourth victory of the season in the division. Reft, Schirnhofer, Mark Moats, Jr. and Bryant Hank completed the top five.
Lukon and Reft picked up the wins in heat event action.
The Late Model Sportsman main event was led to the green by Dwight Boice and Brian Huchko. Huchko quickly gained the lead and went on to capture his second win of the season over Nick Kocuba, Joey Koteles, Bill Robertson and Vince Laboon.
Huchko also scored the win in Sportsman heat race action.
Chase Evans broke Christian Schneider’s win streak in Hobby Stock action as he grabbed the lead from Schneider on lap seven and went on to score his first win of 2013. Schneider finished second.
Evans also claimed the Hobby Stock prelim.
Hannah Ramsey suffered some bruises following a violent flip in the preliminary event.
The Young Guns main event saw Karlee Kovacs led the first two circuits before fourth place starter Dylan Bolind grabbed the top spot. Bolind went on to lead the final four circuits of the event to pick up his third consecutive win of the season. Kovacs claimed the runner-up spot for her best finish to date with Roman O’Neill and Jonathan Miller following.
Racing action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway continues next Saturday, June 1, as the Late Model Sportsman drivers will compete in the Second Annual Ed Laboon Memorial event. The 20 lap main event will pay $2,000 to win. In addition, the Pro-Late Model drivers will compete in the “Topless 25” which will pay $1,000 to win. The racing action will also include a complete program for the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models, BP Carwash Hobby Stocks and the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns. Pit and Grandstand gates will open at 5:00PM with the racing action starting promptly at 7:00PM.
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Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models: 1C, Lynn Geisler, 10 Alex Ferree, 38 Jim Stephans, 72 Michael Norris, 99 Ben Miley, 1L Kyle Lukon, J4 John Garvin, 0 Steve Baker, 27X Sam Eichelberger, 29 Garrett Krummert, 4J John Mollick, 12 Daryl Charlier, 76 Jason Rider
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 1L Kyle Lukon, 9R Michael Reft, 8S Tommy Schirnhofer, 15 Mark Moats, Jr., 28 Bryant Hank, 84 Laura Lukon, 93X Justin Lamb, F1 Nico Dabecco, 27W Eric Wilson, 12 Brian Goebel, 2M Chuck Medved, 8C Dusty Curry, 18 Chris Lander, 27 Tony White, 1W William Stile, 8X Stanley Spooner, 3J Paul Jablonski
Mod Tour ’13 Big Block Modifieds: 3 Chad Brachmann, 83 Brian Swartzlander, 165 Rex King, Jr., 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker, 65 Rex King, Sr., 17H Kevin Hoffman, 21K Randy Chrysler, 61 Dave Murdick, 3E Eric Gabany, 21 Ron Cartwright, Jr., 45 Steve Feder, 96 Mike Turner, 19 Joe Kubanic, 69 Tom Mattocks, 35H Chris Haines, 8T3 Tom Glenn, 13 Rick Regalski, 03 Mark Frankhouser, 96B Bob Warren, 71 Randy Chronister, 11R Brad Rapp, 17M Skip Moore, 25B Steve Barr, 15B Dillon Barr, 26 Rock Richner, 6 Carl Murdick, 27R Dave Reges
Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman: 60 Brian Huchko, 10 Nick Kocuba, 33K Joey Koteles, 1B Bill Robertson, 17L Vince Laboon, 64K Drew Koteles, 528 Dwight Boice, W1 Jarrod Westover
MileyBP Car Wash Hobby Stocks: 7 Chase Evans, Mach5 Christian Schneider
Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns: 30 Dylan Bolind, 221K Karlee Kovacs; 47 Roman O’Neill, 21 Jonathan Miller