Miller Holds Off Fannasy for Fourth Super Sportsman Win at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA Paul Miller had to deal with the sting of not winning a Super Sportsman main event at BAPS Motor Speedway.

It didn’t sit well.

The Fawn Grove, Pa., driver doesn’t have to worry about that in 2019. That box has been checked off his season list of goals in the sixth race of the season.

Miller earned his fourth career victory at the speedway Saturday night, fighting off Steve Fannasy in the 25-Lap BAPS Paint Super Sportsman feature. The win came with a motor that was built over 20 years ago.

“That was a long race, it felt like,” said Miller of the main event, which featured seven caution flags. “That was good. We needed that. We didn’t win one last year, and that really hurt a lot.




“The car was so good. We barely made any changes tonight. The only thing we did, we took one turn out of the left rear. This is our last year racing, and I just wanted one more win. If this is it, that’s great.”

Miller started fourth on the grid and wasted little time moving forward. Meanwhile, second-place starter Steve Fannasy jumped out front at the start.

Fannasy continued to lead through the 10th circuit. Miller stalked the leader and made his move two laps later, shooting to the bottom of Turns 3 and 4 to wrestle the top spot away by the time the duo hit the flagstand.

But, Fannasy didn’t go away. After a Lap 18 restart, Fannasy got around Miller and looked poised to steal the win.

The lead for Fannasy was short-lived. Before he could complete a lap, Miller retook the point and opened up some daylight on the rest of the field.

“Steve is a great racer, and I really enjoy racing with him,” Miller said. “I got my first win here, and I finished second to Steve. He came up seven pounds light. He deserved that win … seven pounds isn’t what beat us that night.

“I don’t know what happened with that one restart. The motor stumbled, and I was just trying to stay up there real high with the grip. I expected it to be exciting, but then I’m coming out of the corner, and it’s falling on its face.

“I saw Steve drive by and Davey [Walsh] poke his nose in there. I thought, ‘I’m going to junk this thing in the corner or drive back by them.’ It all worked out.”

Miller wasn’t challenged over the final seven circuits and took the win. Fannasy settled for second, followed by Bruce Buckwalter Jr., ninth-place starter Kenny Edkin, and 11th-place starter Russ Mitten.

Mitten, Scott Dellinger, and Fannasy were heat winners for the 24-car field. Tyler Wolford and Matt Ondek didn’t start the A-Main.

Jon Lee made his first appearance at the speedway and led every lap to claim the 20-lap Creekside Auto Sales Limited Late Model feature.

DJ Myers started third on the grid and challenged Lee multiple times over the race distance. In each case, Lee fought off the challenge and collected the victory.

Myers ran second, followed by Sean Merkel, Troy Miller, and Ben Whitaker. Shaun Miller, Myers, and Eric Hohol were heat winners for the 31-car field. Devin Frey won the B-Main.

Chad Smith started on the outside pole and grabbed the lead just before the halfway point to score the victory in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock division.

Brian Walls charged from fifth to the lead on the opening lap and led the first five circuits. Smith, who started second, took the lead on Lap 8 and never looked back.

Mike Potts also got by Walls to take second. Walls, Jasen Geesaman, and Greg Diehl completed the top five. Justin Dashler earned Artwerks Hard Charger honors for finishing ninth after starting 22nd. Chris Derr, Walls, and Mike Buckley were heat winners for the 22-car field.

Sam Rial had another big night at BAPS Motor Speedway, sweeping a pair of 15-lap Superior Homes Extreme Stock features.

Rial started 10th in the opening event and passed Matt Adams on the eighth circuit. He dominated the rest of the race to beat Adams, Alex Updegraff, Ronnie Buck, and Donnie Broderick.

In the second feature, Rial started ninth and took the lead on the second lap, passing Brockerick for the top spot. He was untouchable the rest of the way to earn his fourth straight feature win.

BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pa.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 58-Paul Miller, [4]; 2. 318-Steve Fannasy, [2]; 3. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [3]; 4. 75-Kenny Edkin, [9]; 5. 77-Russ Mitten, [11]; 6. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [8]; 7. 20W-Davey Walsh, [6]; 8. 70D-Frankie Herr, [15]; 9. 30-Scott Dellinger, [10]; 10. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [18]; 11. 3B-Mike Enders, [22]; 12. 29-Adam Wray, [21]; 13. 7-Timmie Barrick, [7]; 14. 35-John Edkin, [24]; 15. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [14]; 16. 10H-Dave Hollar, [20]; 17. (DNF) 14-Nate Young, [13]; 18. (DNF) 8-Rich Eichelberger, [5]; 19. (DNF) 32W-Garrett Williamson, [12]; 20. (DNF) 38-Allan Hallman, [19]; 21. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, [16]; 22. (DNF) 23-Justin Foster, [17]; (DNS) 71K-Tyler Wolford, ; (DNS) 2M-Matt Ondek.

Lap Leaders – Steve Fannasy (1-12), Paul Miller (13-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-Russ Mitten, [2]; 2. 58-Paul Miller, [4]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin, [7]; 4. 7-Timmie Barrick, [6]; 5. 14-Nate Young, [3]; 6. 22-Daniel John, [8]; 7. (DNF) 29-Adam Wray, [1]; 8. (DNF) 2M-Matt Ondek, [5].

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Scott Dellinger, [7]; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [4]; 3. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [3]; 4. 20W-Davey Walsh, [5]; 5. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [1]; 6. (DNF) 10H-Dave Hollar, [8]; 7. (DNF) 3B-Mike Enders, [2]; 8. (DNF) 35-John Edkin, [6].

Super Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 318-Steve Fannasy, [2]; 2. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [6]; 3. 71K-Tyler Wolford, [1]; 4. 32W-Garrett Williamson, [4]; 5. 70D-Frankie Herr, [7]; 6. 23-Justin Foster, [5]; 7. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [3]; 8. 38-Allan Hallman, [8].

CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 5L-Jon Lee, [1]; 2. 24-DJ Myers, [3]; 3. 118-Sean Merkel, [6]; 4. 115-Troy Miller, [4]; 5. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [12]; 6. 115S-Shaun Miller, [7]; 7. 22-Chase Billet, [14]; 8. NINE-Alan Sagi, [5]; 9. 12-Randy Stoudt, [8]; 10. 60-Bobby Beard, [15]; 11. 62-Devin Frey, [19]; 12. 116-Travis Mease, [11]; 13. 5-Charles Potts, [16]; 14. 21M-Matt Murphy, [13]; 15. 19-Dan Hoffman, [9]; 16. H22-Eric Hohol, [2]; 17. 37B-Brandon Eveler, [21]; 18. 9-Matt Adams, [23]; 19. 2T-Rich Wicker, [10]; 20. 21-Joey Hoffer, [17]; 21. 4M-Kyle Moser, [20]; 22. 1T-Tim Murphy, [24]; 23. 32-Brad Bingaman, [22]; 24. 75-Dennis Curry, [18]

Lap Leaders – Jon Lee (1-20)

Late Model Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 115-Troy Miller, [6]; 2. 5L-Jon Lee, [9]; 3. 115S-Shaun Miller, [5]; 4. 2T-Rich Wicker, [4]; 5. 21M-Matt Murphy, [8]; 6. 5-Charles Potts, [7]; 7. 12H-Wes Hurd, [1]; 8. 37B-Brandon Eveler, [2]; 9. 27-Mark Pettyjohn, [11]; 10. (DNF) 6-Corry Gingerich, [3]; 11. (DNF) NINEX-Ross Leinbach, [10].

Late Model Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 24-DJ Myers, [1]; 2. NINE-Alan Sagi, [2]; 3. 12-Randy Stoudt, [4]; 4. 116-Travis Mease, [3]; 5. 22-Chase Billet, [7]; 6. 21-Joey Hoffer, [8]; 7. 62-Devin Frey, [10]; 8. 4-John Moser Jr, [6]; 9. 9-Matt Adams, [9]; 10. 0-Deshawn Gingerich, [5]

Late Model Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. H22-Eric Hohol, [1]; 2. 118-Sean Merkel, [4]; 3. 19-Dan Hoffman, [2]; 4. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [9]; 5. 60-Bobby Beard, [7]; 6. 75-Dennis Curry, [8]; 7. 4M-Kyle Moser, [3]; 8. 32-Brad Bingaman, [10]; 9. 1T-Tim Murphy, [5]; 10. 88C-Chuck Cox III, [6].

Late Model Consolation Finish (10 Laps/6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 62-Devin Frey, [2]; 2. 4M-Kyle Moser, [3]; 3. 37B-Brandon Eveler, [4]; 4. 32-Brad Bingaman, [6]; 5. 9-Matt Adams, [8]; 6. 1T-Tim Murphy, [9]; 7. 88C-Chuck Cox III, [11]; 8. 4-John Moser Jr, [5]; 9. 12H-Wes Hurd, [1]; 10. (DNF) 0-Deshawn Gingerich, [10]; 11. (DNF) 6-Corry Gingerich, [12]; (DNS) 27-Mark Pettyjohn, ; (DNS) NINEX-Ross Leinbach.

 

MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 99-Chad Smith, [2]; 2. M1-Mike Potts, [3]; 3. 52-Brian Walls, [5]; 4. 181-Jasen Geesaman, [7]; 5. 80D-Greg Diehl, [11]; 6. 18-Chris Derr, [6]; 7. 7P-Jim Palm, [9]; 8. 14-Kyle Saylor, [13]; 9. 14D-Justin Dashler, [22]; 10. 17-Bobby Kupp, [17]; 11. 44-Charles Rupert, [18]; 12. 64-Brandon Wanner, [15]; 13. 94-Mike Buckley, [4]; 14. 72-Jason Townsend, [8]; 15. 11-Craig Morgan, [10]; 16. 81D-Duke Davidson, [19]; 17. (DNF) 43-Eric Tripp, [14]; 18. (DNF) 21W-Will Walls, [20]; 19. (DNF) 14W-Andrew Walls, [21]; 20. (DNF) 41W-Bud Witmer, [1]; 21. (DNF) 72M-Russ Shoop, [16]; 22. (DNF) 54J-Jimmy Combs, [12].

Lap Leaders – Brian Walls (1-7), Chad Smith (8-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 18-Chris Derr, [1]; 2. M1-Mike Potts, [2]; 3. 181-Jasen Geesaman, [6]; 4. 11-Craig Morgan, [5]; 5. 14-Kyle Saylor, [7]; 6. 72M-Russ Shoop, [8]; 7. 81D-Duke Davidson, [3]; 8. 14D-Justin Dashler, [4].

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 52-Brian Walls, [5]; 2. 99-Chad Smith, [3]; 3. 72-Jason townsend, [4]; 4. 80D-Greg Diehl, [7]; 5. 43-Eric Tripp, [6]; 6. 17-Bobby Kupp, [1]; 7. (DNF) 21W-Will Walls, [2].

Street Stock Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 94-Mike Buckley, [6]; 2. 41W-Bud Witmer, [3]; 3. 7P-Jim Palm, [1]; 4. 54J-Jimmy Combs, [4]; 5. 64-Brandon Wanner, [2]; 6. 44-Charles Rupert, [5]; 7. 14W-Andrew Walls, [7].

 

SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS – “TWIN 15’S”

Feature #1 – 1. 55-Sam Rial (Rehbeins Service Center Hard Charger), ; 2. 18C-Matt Adams, ; 3. 1-Alex Updegraff, ; 4. 8B-Ronnie Buck, ; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick, ; 6. 25-Andrew Hogue, ; 7. 52-Jeff Dillon, ; 8. 98-Richard Daughtrey, ; 9. 7K-Michael Knight, ; 10. (DNF) 7F-Jordan Fulton, ; 11. (DNF) 21A-Patrick McClane, ; 12. (DNF) 7JR-Johnny Palm, ; 13. (DNF) 21H-Travis Horan, ; 14. (DNF) 91-Will Long, ; 15. (DNF) 6G-Gordie Marshall.

Lap Leaders – Patrick McClane (1-6), Matt Adams (7), Sam Rial (8-15)

Feature #2 – 1. 55-Sam Rial, [9]; 2. 21H-Travis Horan, [13]; 3. 25A-Austin Hogue (Rehbeins Service Center Hard Charger), [16]; 4. 7JR-Johnny Palm, [12]; 5. 8B-Ronnie Buck, [6]; 6. 1-Alex Updegraff, [7]; 7. 97-Donnie Broderick, [5]; 8. 6G-Gordie Marshall, [15]; 9. 7K-Michael Knight, [1]; 10. 98-Richard Daughtrey, [2]; 11. (DNF) 18C-Matt Adams, [8]; 12. (DNF) 91-Will Long, [14]; 13. (DNF) 52-Jeff Dillon, [3]; (DNS) 25-Andrew Hogue, ; (DNS) 7F-Jordan Fulton, ; (DNS) 21A-Patrick McClane.

Lap Leaders – Donnie Broderick (1), Sam Rial (2-15)