|PITTSBURGH, PA – 5/19/12 – In the Brougher’s Machine Shop Pro Late Model Fastrak Crates Olson Industries Sizzler Special, Burgettstown, PA’s Kyle Lukon earned his first win of the season in a hard fought event. Visitor Joe Martin grabbed the lead at the start of the 25 lap main with Tommy Schirnhofer Jr. right behind. Meanwhile Lukon and Mike Pegher, Jr. worked their way into contention from their 7th and 6th starting spots. Martin led the first 11 laps, when the first of two cautions appeared. On the restart the lineup was Martin, Lukon, Schirnhofer, Pegher and Nico Dabecco. Lukon grabbed the lead on the restart with Martin and Pegher behind. Pegher got by Martin and set out after Lukon a lap later. Lukon and Pegher began a battle for first. Pegher made several attempts at the top spot, but Lukon held him off. Pegher finally got by on lap 23 when the caution came out. While the field was pacing on the caution, Pegher pulled his car in the pits with mechanical problems and was done for the night. That left the lineup for the restart Lukon, John Garvin (who charged from 13th), Martin, Beau Glemba, and Andrew Satterlee (who was up from 12th). Lukon grabbed the lead on the restart and held off Garvin to pick up the win, his first of the season, and picked up $1,000 for his efforts. Behind Lukon and Garvin were Colton Flinner, Martin, Glemba, Dabecco, Satterlee, Josh Holtgraver, Schirnhofer, and Ken Chernik. The heats were won by Nico Dabecco, Andrew Satterlee, and Colton Flinner. The K&N Performer of the race was Andrew Satterlee. Midway, PA’s Daryl Charlier grabbed his career first win in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic DIRTcar Super Late Model feature. Mike Johnson grabbed the lead at the start and led the first 2 laps. Charlier, who started 3rd took over on lap 3 and led the remainder of the event. Jared Miley and two time PPMS winner Michael Norris charged to second and third and caught Charlier at the end of the non-stop affair but ran out of time to mount a serious challenge. At the finish it was Charlier, Miley, Norris, Johnson, Kari Gasser, Alex Ferree, Ben Miley, Dennis Lunger, John Garvin, and Jim Stephens. The heats fell to Michael Norris and Davey Johnson. Michael Norris was the Awesome Design Hard Charger while Ben Miley was the K&N Performer.
The Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman Late Models had Monongahela, PA’s Pat Weldon picked up his first win of the season. Weldon started third and grabbed the lead on the first lap and led the remainder of the event. Wayne Carbo was a close second, followed by Jake Simmons, Nick Kocuba, Bill Slade, Jarrod Westover, Brad Koteles (who was the K&N Performer), Curt Bish, Mike Harris, and Jason Herniak. Nick Kocuba took the heat win.
Chase Evans, Bethel Park, PA won the BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks main, his second of the season. Evans was followed by Eric Goldberg, Tyler Fox, Gerald Blair (in Joe Podolinsky car), Hannah Ramsey and Todd Busch. Tyler Fox took the heat win. Hannah Ramsey was the K&N Performer of the race.
Imperial Heights Garage DIRTcar Young Guns had Christian Schneider, Coraopolis, PA win his first ever feature. Schneider held off three time winner Todd Weldon and last week’s winner Logan Crewl for the win. Bernie Blair Jr., Peter Brock and Adam Carson rounded out the field. The K&N Performer was Bernie Blair, Jr.
Upcoming at PPMS on May 26th, the BRP Big Block Modifieds will be on hand for Modisaurus X Three Headed Monster Series. There will be no Super Lates on hand this night. On June 2 its NAPA Night with anyone admitted free to the grandstands with a $25 receipt from NAPA, (see PPMS website http://www.ppms.com/ ), for more details, and it’s also Macaroni Kid’s Night, 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.
SUMMARY – 5/19/12
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DirtCar Super Late Models
Heats – 72 Michael Norris and 1J Davey Johnson
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 12 Daryl Charlier, 2. H1 Jared Miley, 3. 72 Michael Norris, 4. 2J Mike Johnson, 5. 0K Kari Gasser, 6. 10 Alex Ferree, 7. 99 Ben Miley, 8. 71L Dennis Lunger, 9. J4 John Garvin, 10. 38 Jim Stephans, 11. 69 Jon Hodgkiss, 12. 92 Jayme Beck, 13. 0 Steve Baker, 14. 02 Brandon Burgoon, 15. 48C Tony Musolino, 16. 1J Davey Johnson, DNS – 1C Lynn Geisler
Awesome Hard Charger – 72 Michael Norris
K&N Performer – 99 Ben Miley
Brougher’s Machine Shop ProLate Models
Heats – 1F Nico Dabecco, 2 Andrew Satterlee and 75 Colton Flinner
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 1 Kyle Lukon, 2. J4 John Garvin, 3. 75 Colton Flinner, 4. 55 Joe Martin, 5. 99G Beau Glemba, 6. 1F Nico Dabecco, 7. 2 Andrew Satterlee, 8. 00 Josh Holtgraver, 9. 8 Tommy Schirnhofer, 10. C1 Ken Chernik, 11. 01 Ron Hall, 12. 93X Justin Lamb, 13. 2M Chuck Medved, 14. 15 Mark Moats, 15. 84 Laura Lukon, 16. 28 Bryant Hank, 17. 12 Brian Goebel, 18. 3 Paul Jablonski, 19.75 Scott Schempp, 20. 18 Chris Lander, 21. 39 Pat Willar, 22. 1C Mike Pegher Jr., 23. B4 Steve Beatty, 24. 9R Mike Reft, 25. B8 Tom Bateman
K&N Performer – 2 Andrew Satterlee
Sunoco Race Fuels DirtCar Sportsman
Heat – 10 Nick Kocuba
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 45 Pat Weldon, 2. 54 Wayne Carbo, 3. 68X Jake Simmons, 4. 10 Nick Kocuba, 5. A22 Bill Slade, . W1 Jarrod Westover, 7. 33K Brad Koteles, 8. 00 Curt Bish, 9. 18X Mike Harris, 10. 97 Jason Herniak
K&N Performer – 33K Brad Koteles
Miley BP Car Wash DirtCar Hobby Stocks Factory Stocks
Heat – 39 Tyler Fox
Feature (12 Laps) – 1. 7 Chase Evans, 2. 714 Eric Goldberg, 3. 39 Tyler Fox, 4 56 Gerald Blair, 5. 14 Hannah Ramsey, 6. 8d3 Todd Busch
K&N Performer – 14 Hannah Ramsey
Imperial Heights Garage DirtCar Young Guns Sport Compacts
Feature (6 Laps) – 1 M5 Christian Schneider, 2. 45 Todd Weldon, 3. 0 Logan Crewl, 4. B4 Bernie Blair, Jr., 5. 95 Peter Block, 6. 50A Adam Carson
K&N Performer – B4 Bernie Blair, Jr.