8.25.17 Quick Results: Bowser and Zambotti Pull Off Last Lap Wins; Ferree Holds Off Norris; Williamson Makes it Look Easy

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Sarver, PA (August 25, 2017) Under picture perfect skies and with a rather large crowd in the stands, the Fab Four regular season came to an end on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. The drivers on hand turned in some of the most memorable performances of the year. Which was evidenced by two features that were won at the end of the last corner of the last lap, a patient and brilliant performance by a driver who makes winning look effortless, and a familiar face that emerged in victory lane having held off a champion who has just finished writing his first championship story.

Carl Bowser picked the perfect time to make his final move in the People’s Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, and that time was at the end of a thrilling main event that saw Gary Kriess come as close as a driver can to experiencing victory for the second time this season. Bowser made his way around Kriess on the high side in turn four on lap 25 en route to his second win of the season in as many weeks.  AJ Flick turned up the wick on Friday night and was not at all appearing to be a driver protecting a modest points lead, but yet a driver that was racing to win as he came home on the podium once again, seizing his second Lernerville points championship in the process.

Alex Ferree found his way to Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane after seemingly putting the field well in his wake, the six time champion found himself holding off a strong charge from eventual track champion Michael Norris in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. Ferree gave himself a memorable birthday present, taking his first feature victory of 2017 at Lernerville.  Meanwhile, Mat Williamson once again proved that he was the class of the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds by making his way through the field, and picking the precise moment to make a bid for the lead as he ran down and made his way around Jeremiah Shingledecker and Brian Swartzlander.  Williamson took home his eighth feature win and fourth track championship, demonstrating his dominance over the weekly fields yet again.

And in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks, Joey Zambotti took a page out of Carl Bowser’s book and found just enough momentum coming out of turn four on the final circuit to rocket past Tyler Dietz for his first win of 2017.   Corey McPherson had already clinched his fifth track championship a week earlier and found the going rough as he made contact with Joe Kelley on the back stretch in the middle portion of the 20 lap feature and saw his night come to and end prematurely.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)

1. (98) Carl Bowser, Sarver

2. (55) Gary Kreiss, Jr., Butler

3. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo

4. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora

5. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH

6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton

7. (42) Sye Lynch, Apollo

8. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown

9. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City

10. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV

11. (23JR) Darin Gallagher, Butler

12. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale

13. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsutawney

14. (58) Joe Lockhart, Oil City

15. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeanette

16. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg

17. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot

18. (331) Nevan O’Donnell, Mars

19. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg

20. (23X) Catilin Chaffman, Freeport

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)

1. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg

2. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver

3. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin

4. (C02) Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL

5. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver

6. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park

7. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia

8. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora

9. (55) Chris Schneider, Springdale

10. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars

11. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford

12. (91) Weston Phillis, Slippery Rock

DNS (77) Danny Huston, Natrona Heights

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)

1. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT

2. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg

3. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk

4. (4J) John Mollick, Toronto, OH

5. (29) Garrett Krummert, Slippery Rock

6. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian

7. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City

8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler

9. (18) Colton Waters, Butler

10. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler

11. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler

12. (45F) Matt Feder, Cheswick

13. (82) Josh Deems, Volant

14. (29S) Steve Slater, Butler

15. (12W) Travis Walsh, Mars

16. (18D) Damon Doutt, Cabot

17. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville

18. (96) Mike Turner, Herman

19. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock

20. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver

Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)

1. (948) Joey Zambotti, Kittanning

2. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg

3. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria

4. (32) Mark Sanders, Lowellville, OH

5. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning

6. (25) Jason Fosnaught, Bairford

7. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler

8. (41) Collin Burke, Sarver

9. (10) John Hartman, Cabot

10. (22J) Chase Lambert, Mars

11. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler

12. (77) Heath Close, Pittsburgh

13. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars

14. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant

15. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum

16. (3S) Chris Schneider, Springdale

17. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery

18. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler

19. (310) Dale Tuche, Pittsburgh

DNS (35B) Jacob Dietz, Saxonburg

DQ (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint B-Main:

1. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City

2. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeanette

3. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg

4. (23X) Catilin Chaffman, Freeport

5. (331) Nevan O’Donnell, Mars

6. (31) Shamus O’Donnell, Valencia

DNS (4X) Rod George, Kittanning

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 1:

1. (42) Sye Lynch, Apollo

2. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH

3. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV

4. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton

5. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale

6. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City

7. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg

8. (31) Shamus O’Donnell, Valencia

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 2:

1. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg

2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo

3. (58) Joe Lockhart, Oil City

4. (23JR) Darin Gallagher, Butler

5. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot

6. (23X) Catilin Chaffman, Freeport

DNS (4X) Rod George, Kittanning

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 3:

1. (98) Carl Bowser, Sarver

2. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora

3. (55) Gary Kreiss, Jr., Butler

4. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown

5. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsutawney

6. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeanette

7. (331) Nevan O’Donnell, Mars

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model Heat 1:

1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver

2. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg

3. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park

4. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver

5. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora

6. (55) Chris Schneider, Springdale

DNS (77) Danny Huston, Natrona Heights

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model Heat 2:

1. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford

2. (C02) Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL

3. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin

4. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia

5. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars

6. (91) Weston Phillis, Slippery Rock

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified Heat 1:

1. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg

2. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT

3. (96) Mike Turner, Herman

4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian

5. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville

6. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler

7. (29S) Steve Slater, Butler

8. (12W) Travis Walsh, Mars

9. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver

DNS (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified Heat 2:

1. (29) Garrett Krummert, Slippery Rock

2. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock

3. (4J) John Mollick, Toronto, OH

4. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk

5. (45) Steve Feder, Butler

6. (18D) Damon Doutt, Cabot

7. (45F) Matt Feder, Cheswick

8. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler

9. (82) Josh Deems, Volant

10. (18) Colton Waters, Butler

Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Heat 1:

1. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning

2. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum

3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant

4. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler

5. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria

6. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler

7. (32) Mark Sanders, Lowellville, OH

8. (10) John Hartman, Cabot

9. (77) Heath Close, Pittsburgh

DNS (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford

Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Heat 2:

1. (948) Joey Zambotti, Kittanning

2. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg

3. (25) Jason Fosnaught, Bairford

4. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler

5. (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford

6. (22J) Chase Lambert, Mars

7. (3S) Chris Schneider, Springdale

8. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery

9. (310) Dale Tuche, Pittsburgh

10. (41) Collin Burke, Sarver

11. (25) Jason Fosnaught, Bairford

12. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars

13. (35B) Jacob Dietz, Saxonburg

Car Count Total: 76

Peoples Natural Gas Sprints: 22

Precise Late Models: 13

Diehl Modifieds: 20

Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks: 21

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