Norris Dominates to Score
Inaugural Herb Scott Memorial Victory;
Aukland Captures Renegade E-Mod Checkered
PITTSBURGH, PA — Twenty one year old Michael Norris may have never had the opportunity to see Western PA legend Herb Scott in action but the Sarver, PA driver’s domination of the Inaugural Herb Scott Memorial presented by K&N Performance highlighted the racing action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 15th. In addition to Norris, veteran Rick Aukland, who also has a Pittsburgher victory on his resume scored his first ever E-Mod win as the Renegade Series made their first ever appearance at the speedway. Other winners included Andrew Wylie (Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro-Late Models), Jeff Broniszewski (Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman), Christian Schneider (Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks) and Dylan Bolind (Imperial Heights garage Young Guns).
Third generation racer Michael Norris captured the biggest victory of his career as he dominated the 40 lap Herb Scott Memorial event. The Sarver, PA driver started on the pole of main event and immediately took command. Norris was never challenged for the top spot and when the checkered flag waved he had lapped all but the top five finishers. “I need to thank my dad, my family and my entire crew for all of their hard work this week. In addition, Gary Henry did a great job getting this motor rebuilt so that we could race this evening. I sincerely appreciate their efforts this week and it’s an honor to win the inaugural Herb Scott Memorial,” stated a very elated Norris. Alex Ferree, Keith Barbara, Brandon Burgoon and Donnie Moran completed the top five.
Moran and Daryl Charlier captured the heat race wins while Norris was victorious in the six lap Fast Dash. Burgoon set the fast time for the 21 car field with a lap of 19.793.
Saltsburg, PA driver Andrew Wylie made his first appearance of the 2013 season at the Imperial, PA oval a successful one as he scored his first ever win at the speedway. Wylie led the entire distance of the 20 lap main event to defeat Justin Lamb, who had his best finish of 2013, Tommy Schirnhofer, Josh Holtgraver and Mark Moats, Jr.
Wylie and Dennis Neiderriter captured the wins in heat race action.
The Renegade E-Mod Series made their first appearance at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway with veteran Rick Aukland getting the victory over Kevin Morehouse, Michael Davis, Scott Strickler and Travis Dickson. Michael Davis led the first ten circuits of the 20 lap main event before Aukland took over the top spot on the 11th circuit. Aukland went on to lead the remainder of the non-stop feature event to score his first ever E-Mod victory at the speedway. Kevin Morehouse, Davis, Scott Strickler and Travis Dickson completed the top five.
Davis, Strickler and Corey Conley picked up the heat race wins in preliminary action while R.J. Otto won the B-Main. Davis also set the fast time for evening at 21.62.
Ed Laboon Memorial winner Jeff Broniszewski returned to action at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” and picked up his third win of the season as he led the feature event ‘wire to wire.” Bill Robertson finished in the second spot followed by Joey Koteles, Vince Laboon and Nick Kocuba.
Broniszewski also captured the win in the Late Model Sportsman prelim.
Hannah Ramsey and Dan Black led the Hobby Stock drivers to the green flag with Black leading the first two circuits with Ramsey, Chase Evans and Christian Schneider battling for the second spot. Ramsey bested the gentleman to lead the third circuit but she slipped high on the next lap and that allowed Schneider to take over the top spot. Schneider went on to lead the remainder of the 12 lap event and claim his seventh win of the season over Chase Evans, Ramsey, newcomer Joe Ballough and Black.
Schneider also scored the heat race victory.
Dylan Bolind continued his dominance of the Young Guns Division as the Imperial, PA teenager scored his fifth consecutive victory. O.B. Huff and Karlee Kovacs led the field to the green flag with Kovacs taking the top spot for the first two circuits. Kovacs went high in turn four and that allowed Bolind to move into the lead and cruise to the win. Huff finished in the runner-up spot followed by Kovacs, Roman O’Neill and Courtney Chamberlain.
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Diehl Of Robinson Super Late Models: 72 Michael Norris, 10 Alex Ferree, 02 Brandon Burgoon, 17 Keith Barbara, 99M Donnie Moran, 99 Ben Miley, 0 Steve Baker, 1C Lynn Geisler, 7M Michael Davis, 1L Kyle Lukon, 38 Jim Stephans, 71M Mike Basich, 44 Derek Stefanick, 27X Sam Eichelberger, 12 Daryl Charlier, 18 Keith Berner, 30B Todd Brennan, 79 BA Malcuit, CR9 Chris Rhoades, 17L Lance Elson
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 84W Andrew Wylie, 93X Justin lamb, 8S Tommy Schirnhofer, 00 Josh Holtgraver, 15M Mark Moats, 1L Kyle Lukon, 84 Laura Lukon, F1 Nico Dabecco, 14B Ben Policz, 3J Tony Musolino, 09 Dennis Neiderriter, 76 Jason Rider, 18 Chris Lander, 28 Bryant Hank, 12 Bryan Goebel, 2M Chuck Medved, 27 Tony White, 15H Brian Hoffman
Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman: 08 Jeff Broniszweski, 1B Bill Robertson, 33K Joey Koteles, 17L Vince Laboon, 10 Nick Kocuba, 60 Brian Huchko, 21D Troy DeZarn
Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks: MACH5 Christian Schneider, 7 Chase Evans, 14H Hannah Ramsey, 63 Joe Ballough, 21D Dan Black
Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns: 3D Dylan Bolind, 83 O.B. Huff, 221K Karlee Kovacs, 47 Roman O’Neill, 13C Courtney Chamberlain