Contributed by Eric Westendorf/Photo courtesy of Tommy Hein
June 15, 2021 (Sarver, PA) For the second consecutive season, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply has partnered with Lernerville Speedway to reward the loyalty of the stars of Fab4 Racing with free pit passes after their sixth Fab4 race contested during the 2021 season. The sixth Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger show is this Friday, June 18, meaning that eligible drivers will begin receiving a complimentary pit pass on Friday, July 2 for each successive Fab4 Friday remaining on the schedule. In addition to the 25 drivers that will be eligible for a free pit pass for the remainder of the Fab4 season, another 29 drivers are just two races away from eligibility.
In the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, nine drivers have completed all five Fab4 shows to date; Sye Lynch, AJ Flick, Jack Sodeman Jr., Brandon Matus, Brent Matus, Michael Bauer, Darin Gallagher, Leyton Wagner, and Matt Sherlock. If they race this coming Friday, they will receive a free pit pass starting on Friday, July 2. Drivers that have competed in four of the five Fab4 Fridays are: Carl Bowser, Dan Kuriger, Ralph Spithaler, Davey Jones, David Kalb, Steve Bright, and Bill Kiley.
In the Fab4 points, Sye Lynch, (fresh off his second win of the season), sits atop the standings just 12 markers ahead of four-time and defending track champion AJ Flick. Flick is still seeking his first Lernerville win of the season and is just five points ahead of May 21 feature winner Brandon Matus. Brent Matus and Jack Sodeman Jr. round out the top five in points as the Mid-Season Championships approach this Friday, June 18.
Ten drivers from the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models have perfect attendance in 2021. If they are in action this Friday night, Alex Ferree, Colton Flinner, Ken Schaltenbrand, Gary Lyle, Tommy Beck, Will Thomas, Mike Miller, Levi Yetter, Tyler Dietz, and Collin Burke will receive a free pit pass starting Friday, July 9, because they are not on the card Friday, July 2. Four drivers have completed four of the five Fab4 shows in 2021: Jared Miley, Shawn Schaltenbrand, Clay Ruffo, and Clayton Kennedy.
Despite being winless so far in 2021, Colton Flinner leads the point standings heading into Friday’s Mid-Season Championships, just 12 points ahead of two-time, defending track champion Ken Schaltenbrand, 14 points ahead of two-time feature winner Jared Miley, and 16 points ahead of Alex Ferree. Tommy Beck rounds out the top five in points.
Points leader and defending track champion Garrett Krummert and six other Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified drivers will become eligible for the Hovis Loyalty reward this Friday night. Those other six drivers are two-time feature winner Jeremiah Shingledecker, Dave Murdick, John Mollick, Chris Rudolph, Colton Walters, and Kevin Long. Nine drivers are just two races away from eligibility: Brian Swartzlander, Rex King Sr., Rex King Jr., Eric Gabany, Steve Feder, Rick Regalski, Brian Sadler, Shawn Kozar, and Steve Slater.
Garrett Krummert holds just a four-point cushion heading into this Friday’s Chad McCutcheon Memorial over Jeremiah Shingledecker. Their consistent top three finishes have them solidly ahead of Dave Murdick, Rex King Jr., and Brian Swartzlander in the points.
Due to being off the card this past Friday in support of the Steel Valley Nationals at Sharon Speedway, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks are a week behind their Fab4 brethren and like the Late Models will not be eligible for their free pit passes until Christmas in July on Friday, July 9th. Drivers with perfect attendance through four Fab4 Fridays are: Corey McPherson, Joey Zambotti, Mike Miller, Mike Bordt, Brett McDonald, Chase Lambert, Jake Dietz, Tony Iarrapino, and the #35 car that has been piloted by both Jeff Hay and Tyler Dietz this season.
Corey McPherson has come out all guns blazing in 2021 and he sits just one win short of 50 and three wins away from tying Joe Kelley for the all-time division wins lead. Joey Zambotti has consistently finished up front this season and trails McPherson by just nine points. Mike Miller is third in points, but a distant 34 points behind, while Mike Bordt and Brett McDonald have been strong to start the season and are in the top five in points.
As mentioned above, this Friday, June 18 is Mid-Season Championship Night as well as the 3rd Annual Chad McCutcheon Memorial. Track Provisionals are on the line for the Firecracker 100, Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Steel City Stampede, and PSX Pro Stock Pandemonium. In a change from previous years, the format of the Mid-Season Championships will be consistent with a regular Fab4 Friday, but five laps will be added to each feature, meaning the Peoples Sprints, Precise Lates, and Diehl Mods will run 30-lap features, while the Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks will run a 25-lap feature.
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models will roll into The Action Track next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 24, 25, 26 for the 15th Annual Firecracker 100. Despite rumors on social media, the 100-lap A-Main and Uncle Sam 30 will return for 2021, but change does come in the format with a points system replacing the “best finish” method of setting the Saturday evening heat races! Also returning for Firecracker weekend will be the RUSH Late Models for the $10,000-to-win Bill Emig Memorial portion of the event. Camping spots are extremely limited, so call the speedway office today (724) 353-1511 to reserve yours before they’re completely sold out. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone or directly from our website www.Lernerville.com.
HovisAuto & Truck Supply currently has 17 locations across western Pennsylvania to serve customer needs including a 100,000 sq ft distribution center. The company continues to be family owned and operated for three generations. Cliff & Curt Hovis currently lead the company serving as President & Vice President. For all your car or truck needs, visit their website http://www.hovisauto.com.
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