Jared Miley Dominates NDRL Northeast Event at Little Valley!

By Dave Sully
Little Valley, NY (May 25, 2014) Jared Miley from South Park, PA, made a very impressive debut at Little Valley Speedway, overwhelming a class field of Super Late Models in the 30 lap NDRL Northeast Late Model Series Feature in front of a large crowd on a beautiful spring night at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. Miley, a regular at Lernerville Speedway and follower of the NDRL NE Tour, started on the outside pole courtesy of the redraw, and having quickly learned the nuances of the long straightaways and tight turns on the half mile during hot laps and the heat, blew into the lead past Dick Barton and never looked back.

Mike Knight, who always runs well at Little Valley, gave chase early after starting fourth and seemed to have something for Miley, but two trips over the cushion in turn two thwarted his effort. The race then became a battle for second, which saw Knight, Barton, Max Blair and later, fast timer Keith Barbara go at it for a number of laps, with Blair finally wresting the position from the others on lap 13. While this was going on, Miley was checking out, opening a half lap lead on the field, which boasted fifteen drivers who had feature wins to their credit over the years.

At the line, it was Miley by a huge margin, with Blair second, followed by Barbara, Greg Oakes, who started ninth, and Barton to complete the top five. Only one minor caution occurred, that for a spin on lap five.

The personable Miley observed, “After qualifying I thought I had a better lap than I did. We had to come from sixth in the heat to get a third and a redraw spot. I’ve been a little hard on myself lately, not driving hard enough. Tonight I was just on the gas. It was a little tricky with the lap cars at the end of the race. They were quite a bit slower on the bottom. I was trying to use the cushion to get off fast. The crew has been working their butts off. We’ve been getting torn up a lot lately so it’s nice to get a win tonight. It’s the first time I’ve been here. I like this place. It’s a lot racier than I imagined it being.”

The NDRL NE Tour is off till June 20 and 21st when the series heads to the big tracks of Bedford Speedway and Port Royal Speedway in central Pennsylvania. The tour will revisit Little Valley Speedway on August 23rd. Miley became the fourth different winner on the NDRL NE Tour with Gregg Satterlee, Steve Francis, Justin Kann winning the other three events.


Super Late Models: (30 laps) 1. Jared Miley, 2. Max Blair, 3. Keith Barbara, 4. Greg Oakes, 5. Dick Barton, 6. Mike Knight, 7. Tim Fuller, 8. David Scott, 9. Justin Kann, 10. John Lacki, 11. Jason Dupont, 12. Brent Rhebergen, 13. Bump Hedman, 14. Terry Porter, 15. Michael Oakes, 16. Dan Stone, 17. Garrett Krummert, 18. and Dave Norton Jr.

Heat winners were Blair and Barbara.

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