Quick Results 7.24.20-Weaver Takes Thriller; Dietz Tops Pro Stocks; Lukon and Wolbert Find Victory Lane

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Sarver, PA (July 24, 2020) It was a Fab4 of another kind that made it’s way to The Action Track on Friday night. But the thrilling feature finishes and wheel to wheel battles remained much the same as the RUSH Racing Summer Showcase unveiled in front of a sizable crowd.  It was an emotional night, as we honored the late Brandon Hawkins with a 27 lap RUSH Sprint Car main event complete with a missing man formation, four wide salute as fans collected over $4,200 for Brandon’s family with drivers entering the grandstands with their helmets in hand.  On the track the action was intense as evidenced by a pair of feature finishes that went to the final lap to decide on a racy surface that kept drivers searching for bite from the heats to the final checkered flag.

Brian Woodhall and Alan Dellinger brought the RUSH Sprint Car main event to the green flag as Woodhall quickly put the field behind him including strong running Zach Morrow, Shawn Smith, Carl Bowser and sixth starting Jeremy Weaver. Meanwhile, seventh starting Kevin Ruhlman spent the first 10 laps making his way through the font of the pack, and after a restart with six laps down, managed to draw even to Woodhall in a wheel to wheel battle for the lead. In the second half of the race, Weaver began to make his move, picking off positions with perfectly timed passes as lapped traffic became a factor for Woodhall out front.

The lappers would come into play for the win as the extended lap feature helped enable Weaver to be patient, looking for the opportunity that might spring him to the lead. On the final circuit, Woodhall became pinned in his groove behind one final piece of traffic and Weaver took full advantage, as he made his way by the leader in the nick of time to secure the emotional feature victory with the late pass.

In Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Pro Stock action, the cream rose to the top of the field once again as has been the case in 2020. However, early on it clearly looked as if the race was Noah Brunell’s to lose.  The young Pro Stock pilot seemingly had control of the field after he wrested the lead away from early front runner Tommy Dembowski on lap six in a run that saw Mike Miller follow through the pack up front to take up the second spot behind Brunell. At the halfway point, week two feature winner and defending track champion Tyler Dietz began to make his presence felt, making his way to third as the bumper of Miller came got larger in his view.

Dietz began taking looks for the second spot under Miller with five laps to go. Brunell then slowed with three laps to go, allowing Miller to take the lead momentarily as the caution flag waved with two laps remaining, just as Dietz was sizing Miller up for a potential pass for the lead. On the ensuing restart, Dietz made his way around Miller and never looked back en route to his second victory of the season, putting him in command of the point standings in Pro Stock action.

Once the momentum got rolling in the RUSH Late Model main event, fans were treated to a classic battle for the win. Last Friday’s Big Block Modified main event winner, John Mollick, returned to the seat of the number 60 Late Model and  inherited the lead from Michael Duritsky who stopped on the speedway following early race contact with Joe Martin.

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On the following restart, Kyle Lukon and Josh Ferry both bolted forward with authority, enabling Lukon to engage on one of the most fierce battles of the night with Mollick for the lead. The two drivers traded slide jobs to the crowd’s delight on several occasions near the midpoint of the race as each raced hard and clean in a dogfight for the win. Lukon was able to find the traction necessary to make the pass for good and stayed out front the rest of the way, earning his first Lernerville feature victory in the process.

In the RUSH Sportsman Modified main event, Chas Wolbert was simply the fastest car on the track and had the smoothest driver behind the wheel as he wired the 20 lap feature with little resistance from the remaining cars in the 23 car field. Tony Tatgenhorst was able to complete a very strong forward charge from his eighth starting spot just before the checkered flag waved as he made his way to the second position with a late race pass of veteran Rob Kristyak who moved forward in much the same manner coming from a starting spot of 10th on the grid to take the final podium position on the night.

Racing returns to The Action Track next Friday, July 31 as the annual Nostalgia Night takes place featuring several vintage cars from the area speedways on display and on the track, the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks return for the first of six consecutive nights of racing.

After the racing on Friday night, The Action Track Podcast crew were hard at work recording from the studio which is now available for your listening pleasure. In this week’s episode, hosts Eric Westendorf and Gary Heeman recap the week that was including the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup featuring an interview with Kyle Larson and review the night that was with an interview from RUSH Sprint feature winner Jerermy Weaver. To listen to Friday night’s podcast CLICK HERE

RUSH Sprint Car Main Event: (27 Laps)

 

  1. (41) Jeremy Weaver
  2. (8B) Brian Woodhall
  3. (23) Kevin Ruhlman
  4. (8W) Alan Dellinger
  5. (14) Carl Bowser
  6. (36) Shawn Smith
  7. (9J) Andy Feil
  8. (21) Steve Pedley
  9. (69) Brian Hartzell
  10. (40) Brad Church
  11. (27) Dave Hawkins
  12. (27H) Zach Morrow
  13. (55) Matthew Sherlock
  14. (25) Nolan Groves
  15. (69X) AJ MacQuarrie
  16. (29) Brandon Shughart
  17. (37) Scott Hawkins
  18. (12) Ryan Fraley
  19. (10) Brandon Blackshear
  20. (62) Brian Cressley

 

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcarPro Stocks Main Event: (20 Laps)

 

  1. (27) Tyler Dietz
  2. (81) Mike Miller
  3. (C33) Corey McPherson
  4. (948) Joey Zambotti
  5. (66) Joe Kelley
  6. (25) Brett McDonald
  7. (31) Noah Brunell
  8. (77H) Heath Close
  9. (26) Mike Bordt
  10. (5) James Bertges
  11. (72A) Mike Anderson
  12. (79) Tommy Dembowski
  13. (35b) Jake Dietz
  14. (19M) Ryan Maglione
  15. (4*) Douglas Eck
  16. (310) Dale Tuche
  17. (30) Bob Egley

 

RUSH Late Model Main Event (20 Laps)

 

  1. (184) Kyle Lukon
  2. (60M) John Mollick
  3. (10S) Joe Martin
  4. (1Z) Logan Zarin
  5. (33) Josh Ferry
  6. (10) Zach Kane
  7. (948) Joey Zambotti
  8. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer Jr.
  9. (42) Dave Airgood
  10. (27T) Tony White
  11. (22J) Josh Stoica
  12. (33X) Eric Hamilton
  13. (6R) Chuck Recker
  14. (12W) Travis Walsh
  15. (11F) Ryan Frazee
  16. (47) Brandon Lott
  17. (09) Bill Kessler
  18. (90J) Mike Duritsky
  19. (41B) Collin Burke

 

RUSH Sportsman Modified Main Event (20 Laps)

  1. (C3) Chas Wolbert
  2. (63T) Tony Tatgenhorst
  3. (00) Rob Kristyak
  4. (8) Kyle Martell
  5. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg
  6. (7) Jacob Wolfe
  7. (9D) Josh Deems
  8. (14) Jerry Schaffer
  9. (55R) Clayton Deems
  10. (25) Greg Porter
  11. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch
  12. (16C) Amelia Clay
  13. (119) Joe Gibson
  14. (113) Don Cornelius
  15. (2) Kole Holden
  16. (111) Dave Price
  17. (17) Brandon Ritchie
  18. (5C) Ayden Cipriano
  19. (28J) Jacob Jordan
  20. (25L) Joran Little
  21. (24P) Preston Cope
  22. (5) Brian Sadler
  23. (11J) David Kalb Jr- Did Not Start

 

McCutcheon Enterprises Heat 1 for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds:

  1. (63T) Tony Tatgenhorst
  2. (2) Kole Holden
  3. (C3) Chas Wolbert
  4. (00) Rob Kristyak
  5. (25) Greg Porter
  6. (7) Jacob White
  7. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch
  8. (11J) David Kalb Jr.

 

Thermo Twin Windows Heat 2 for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds:

  1. (14) Jerry Schaffer
  2. (­­17) Brandon Ritchey
  3. (9D) Josh Deems
  4. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg
  5. (55R) Clayton Deems
  6. (111) Dave Price
  7. (119) Joe Gibson
  8. (113) Don Cornelius

 

Steighner Crane Services Heat 3 for RUSH Sportsman Modifieds

  1. (28J) Jacob Jordan
  2. (8) Kyle Martell
  3. (5C) Ayden Cpiriano
  4. (24P) Preston Cope
  5. (5) Brian Sadler
  6. (16C) Amelia Clay
  7. (25L) Jordan Little

 

Amrick Associates Heat 1 for the RUSH Sprint Cars:

  1. (14) Carl Bowser
  2. (8W) Alan Dellinger
  3. (37) Scott Hawkins
  4. (12) Ryan Fraley
  5. (29) Brandon Shughart
  6. (55) Matthew Sherlock
  7. (10) Brandon Blackshear

 

Glassmere Fuel Service Heat 2 the RUSH Sprint Cars:

  1. (27H) Zach Morrow
  2. (27) Dave Hawkins
  3. (8B) Brian Woodhall
  4. (9J) Andy Feil
  5. (25) Nolan Groves
  6. (62) Brian Cressley
  7. (69x) AJ MacQuarrie

 

Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Heat 3 for the RUSH Sprint Cars:

  1. (36) Shawn Smith
  2. (41) Jeremy Weaver
  3. (23) Kevin Ruhlman
  4. (40) Brad Church
  5. (21) Steve Pedley
  6. (69) Brian Hartzell

 

Thoma Meat Market Heat 1 for the Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks:

  1. (27) Tyler Dietz
  2. (81) Mike Miller
  3. (4*) Douglas Eck
  4. (948) Joey Zambotti
  5. (25) Brett McDonald
  6. (77H) Heath Close
  7. (35b) Jake Dietz
  8. (19M) Ryan Maglione
  9. (5) James Bertges.

 

Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Heat 2 for the Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks:

 

  1. (66) Joe Kelley
  2. (31) Noah Brunell
  3. (30) Bob Egley
  4. (C33) Corey McPherson
  5. (79) Tommy Dembowski
  6. (310) Dale Tuche
  7. (72A) Mike Anderson
  8. (26) Mike Bordt

 

GetPhil.com Heat 1 for the RUSH Late Model s

  1. (184) Kyle Lukon
  2. (90J) Mike Duritsky
  3. (10) Zach Kane
  4. (1Z) Logan Zarin
  5. (42) Dave Airgood
  6. (09) Bill Kessler
  7. (41B) Collin Burke
  8. (22J) Josh Stoica
  9. (12W) Travis Walsh
  10. (8s) Tommy Schirnhofer jr.

 

American Steel Processing Heat 2 for the RUSH Late Models

  1. (33) Josh Ferry
  2. (10S) Joe Martin
  3. (60M) John Mollick
  4. (11F) Ryan Frazee
  5. (27T) Tony White
  6. (948) Joey Zambotti
  7. (47) Brandon Lott
  8. (6R) Chuck Recker
  9. (33X) Eric Hamilton

 

Car Count Total: 79

RUSH Sprint Cars: 20

RUSH Late Models: 19

RUSH Sportsman Modifieds: 23

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks: 17

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