Cory Haas in victory lane with Tyler Altmeyer and Ty Basinger of Fully Injected – WRT Photo
Fully Injected’s weekend couldn’t have ended on a better note. With Saturday night marking the first appearance of a Fully Injected decal and endorsed driver in victory lane at Lincoln Speedway just outside of York, Pennsylvania- Sunday reached further heights as Danny Holtgraver would start a streak of FI victory appearances with his domination at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Kittanning, PA resident, Rod George and Wampum, PA native, Brandon Matus, also had successful weekends on the racetrack; concluding in top five finishes at Mercer Raceway Park and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
Cory Haas, 358 sprint car champion and now full time competitor in the 410 ranks from York, Pennsylvania, beat the best in central Pennsylvania on Saturday evening; winning the opening night of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek 2011 at Lincoln Speedway in south central Pennsylvania for a $7,000 victor spoil. Haas, a previous Lincoln Speedway 358 track champion, added another win to his 410 career belt- but only this time, with a Fully Injected decal on the sideboard. We hope to have Cory Haas’ support for the rest of the 2011 season and seasons to come. Cory and the rest of the 11c team will be in competition again Friday evening for the $10,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, with a chance of an 11c team appearance at Hagerstown Speedway for the speedweek event this week.
Danny Holtgraver at PPMS – Rick Rarer Photo
Danny Holtgraver recently ended his trek across Ohio with the All-Star Circuit of Champions for the annual Ohio Sprint Speedway. Danny ended the week with great results, valuable knowledge, and a whole new outlook for the rest of the 2011 season and seasons to come. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and defending Lernerville Speedway Track Champion, made each and every show that the All-Stars contested during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; even enduring some flooding along the way. Some of his highlights were top five finishes at the Limaland Motorsports Park event, and Fremont Speedway for the 50 lap, $10,000 finale; which was won by eventual Speedweek champion-Tim Shaffer. Danny would finish 3rd in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek points; only behind champion and mentor, Tim Shaffer, and Dale Blaney. Danny Smith and Greg Wilson would finish tied for 4th, with Ohio legend and past FAST Champion, Byron Reed finishing 6th. Young Holtgraver now sits 3rd in All-Star Ohio Region points standings. He will compete at the K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio next weekend.
Brandon Matus, the youngster from Wampum, Pennsylvania, had a fashionable evening at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania on Saturday; ending his stretch of what seemed to be never ending bad luck and bringing home a runner-up finish. Bob Felmlee was Saturday night’s winner at the Mercer bullring. Unfortunately, Matus would not be able to continue that positive consistency last night at Pittsburgh; mechanical failure would keep the Matus Motorsports 13 from finishing. He will try again next weekend in busy Fourth of July weekend fashion.
Rod George at PPMS – Rick Rarer Photo
Rod George, a Kittanning resident and long time veteran of the sport, rallied from a 15th starting position at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening to finish 3rd in the feature event. He would make another top five appearance on Saturday night at Pittsburgh; coming home 5th behind winner and teammate, Danny Holtgraver, Ed Lynch Jr., Andy McKisson, and Dan Kuriger. George will compete three nights next weekend; beginning at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, and ending the three day Fourth of July sweep at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Much more to be posted in the weekly ‘Monday Night Review’; Open wheel coverage from around the country highlights the write up which is posted each and every Monday night!