(Photo: Drew Ritchey in Lernerville Speedway victory lane – Paul Arch Photo Credit)

Ritchey scores Allegheny Sprint Tour win at Lernerville Speedway to open June schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SENECA, PA (June 6, 2017) – IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors opened the month of June with competition at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for an open wheel doubleheader on Friday night, June 2. It was the Series’ first visit to the Sarver oval in 2017, with the originally scheduled season opener at Lernerville Speedway washed away by Mother Nature.

After 20 laps of green flag competition, it was Everett, Pennsylvania’s Drew Ritchey who came out on top, bettering the entire 14-car field for his first Allegheny Sprint Tour victory of the season. For Ritchey, who was making a first-ever start at the famed Lernerville Speedway, the victory did not come easy; charging forward from the outside of row four, ultimately surviving charges from Jonathan Jones and Greg Dobrosky.

“This is the first time I’ve ever been here and this is probably the most fun track I’ve ever been to,” Ritchie said in victory lane. “We struggled there in the heat race and we didn’t know if it was going to get really dry or have some grip to it so we took a lot of our stagger out and set it up to be dry.  On that first restart I had a good start on the bottom and just moved up the track.”

Ritchey became the fourth different winner during IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour competition joining Ralph Engel, Jake Gomola and Kyle Colwell.

The month of June will continue for the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour with visits to Thunder Mountain Speedway and Eriez Speedway on Friday and Sunday, June 9 &11, respectively. Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville has already hosted AST action on two separate occasions this season, but Eriez Speedway in Erie is new to the schedule and will welcome Western Pennsylvania’s finest 305 cubic inch sprint car drivers twice in 2017.

As an added bonus, teams entered for action at Eriez Speedway will also be entered in a random draw for a free case of Schaeffer’s Racing Oil. A $50 Hard Charger Award bonus will also be given away during the evening’s main event.

2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule/Winners:

Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway – RAIN
Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – RAIN
Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) – RAIN
Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park – Ralph Engel
Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway – Jake Gomola
Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway – Kyle Colwell
Saturday, May 27th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – Kyle Colwell

Friday, June 2nd- Lernerville Speedway – Drew Ritchey
Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, June 16th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Friday, June 23rd- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)
Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)​
Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway

Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway

About Allegheny Sprint Tour:
Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners:
Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports

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