Erick Rudolph Masters Modifieds At Lernerville

SARVER, PA – The full moon was in play on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway as the regular weekly racing program resumed with a different kind of Fab4. The evening was highlighted by an appearance from the BRP Modified Tour where one of the hottest drivers in the Big Block Modified world put on a performance that should be remembered for years to come.

Erick Rudolph had already secured several Big Block and 358 Modified wins in the shortened season at various speedways in the geography where they can be found. However, in eight career starts at The Action Track he had yet to find Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane, until tonight. Rudolph moved forward with authority from his 10th starting spot and was making a bid to join the top four in the early part of the 35 lap main event when he found himself facing the wrong way in turn two after contact with Brian Swartzlander with five laps down. Rudolph then proceeded to charge from the rear of the field over the next 28 laps until he made his way back to the second position where he encountered race leader Rex King Sr. mired in lapped traffic in turns three and four down low on the speedway. Rudolph made his way around King and earned his first career victory at Lernerville, pocketing $2,200 for the effort

In the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, all eyes were on Dan Kuriger from the drop of the green flag as he set the pace up front with a hard charging Brandon Matus ready to pounce on the slightest mistake in order to take the lead away. Behind them, Michael Bauer was driving a near perfect race as he made his way around Matus for second with 10 laps remaining and then rocketed past Kuriger to take the lead. Bauer then cruised to his first career victory at Lernerville, keeping the rest of the field behind him the rest of the way.
For the second week on the season, Joey Zambotti looked to have a trip to victory lane easily within his grasp in Pro Stock action, but once again he managed to spin with the lead in hand, opening the door for Tyler Dietz and Jason Fosnaught to battle it out for the win on Friday night. Dietz was able to keep Fosnaught behind him during remaining laps to garner the victory, pegging a pair of late race restarts. And in Allegheny Sprint Tour action, Greg Dobrosky took the lead from a determined Logan McCandless around the halfway point of the 20 lap feature and never looked back en route to victory lane.

The Fab4 Revved up with Marburger Farm Dairy returns to The Action Track next Friday with the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Lae Models, Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks all gracing the red clay !

BRP Modified Tour Main Event (35 Laps; $2,000 to win)
(25) Erick Rudolph
(65) Rex King Sr.
(29) Garrett Krummert
(165) Rex King Jr.
(83) Brian Swartlander
(18) Eric Gabany
(61) Dave Murdick
(3) Chad Brachmann
(4J) John Mollick
(44v) Phil Vigneri III
(45) Steve Feder
(13) Rick Regalaski
(7s) Paul Kot
(11R) Brad Rapp
(32) Jim Rasey
(32R) Chris Rudolph
(96) Mike Turner
(83T) Tom Glenn
(22) Kevin Long
(35) Steve Slater
(25B) Steve Barr
(37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker
(1x) Ryan Riffe
(64) Rodney Beltz
(18W) Colton Walters
(26) Ricky Richner
Peoples Natural GasDIRTcar 410 Sprint Main Event: (25 Laps)
(46) Michael Bauer
(08) Dan Kuriger
(33) Brandon Matus
(22) Brandon Spithaler
(11) Carl Bowser
(33) Brent Matus
(12G) Darren Gallagher
(23) Darren Pifer
(C1) Clay Riney
(7K) Dan Shetler
(12) Corbin Gurley
(18) R.J. Jacobs
(250) Jared McFarland
(44) Pete Landram
(76) Davey Jones
(38) Leyton Wagner
(23jr) Jack Sodeman Jr.
(2) AJ Flick
(55) Gary Kreiss
(34) John Garvin Jr.
Millerstown Pic-A-Part R26) USH/DIRTcarPro Stocks Main Event: (20 Laps)
(27) Tyler Dietz
(114) Daryl Charlier
(C33) Corey McPherson
(73) Jason Fosnaught
(45) Todd Weldon
(81) Mike Miller
(30) Bob Egley
(948) Joey Zambotti
(4*) Douglas Eck
(35b) Jake Dietz
(615) Cameron Nastasi
(22jr) Chase Lambert
(310) Dale Tuche
(2) Cregen Brady
(25) Brett McDonald
(19M) Ryan Maglione
(26) Mike Bordt
(5) Gary Churchfield
(12M) Trevor McCann
(66) Joe Kelley
(10) Nick Kocuba
(72A) Mike Anderson
(5B) Jason Black
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Main Event (20 Laps)
(88) Greg Dobrosky
(4J) Jacob Gomola
(2) Derek Hauck
(29) Logan McCandless
(27H) Brandon Hawkins
(80jr) Kyle Colwell
(x7) Andy Cavanaugh
(56) Stephen Cousins
(19) Taylor Cochran
(347) Nevan O’Donnell
(31C) Chase Metheny
(16) Jim Morris
(110) Ed Snyder
(97) J.R. Jameson
(22) George Fredericks
(154) Shamus O’Donnell
(34) Adam Noland-Did Not Start
(12G) Tommy Jasen- Did Not Start
(00s) Randy Sterling- Did Not Start
McCutcheon Enterprises Heat 1 for Diehl Auto Modifieds:
(65) Rex King Sr.
(25) Erik Rudolph
(18) Eric Gabany
(64) Rodney Beltz
(44V) Phil Vigneri III
(25B) Steve Barr
(35) Steve Slater
(3K) Shawn Kozar
Thermo Twin Windows Heat 2 for Diehl Auto Modifieds:
(29) Garrett Krummert
(7s) Pal Kot
(11R) Brad Rapp
(13) Rick Reglski
(1X) Ryan Riffe
(71) Randy Chronister
(15B) Dillon Barr
(22) Kevin Long- Did Not Start
Steighner Crane Services Heat 3 for Diehl Auto Modifieds
(37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker
(83) Brian Swartzlander
(61) Dave Murdick
(18W) Colton Walters
(26) Ricky Richner
(83T) Tom Glenn
(03) Mark Frankhouser
(74) Kevin Green
Lernerville.TV Heat 4 for Diehl Auto Modifieds
(4J) John Mollick
(165) Rex King Jr.
(45) Steve Feder
(32) Jim Rasey
(3) Chad Brachmann
(96) Mike turner
(32R) Chris Rudolph
(27R) Dave Reges
BRP Modified Tour BMain
(83T) Tom Glenn
(25B) Steve Barr
(96) Mike Turner
(22) Kevin Long
(35) Steve Slater
(3K) Shawn Kozar
(32R) Chris Rudolph
(74) Kevin Green
(03) Mark Frankhouser
(71) Randy Chronister
(15B) Dillon Barr
(27R) Dave Reges
Amrick Associates Heat 1 for Peoples Natural Gas Sprints:
(4J) John Garvin
(55) Gary Kreiss Jr.
(7K) Dan Shetler
(22) Brandon Spithaler
(33) Brent Matus
(44) Pete Landrum
(27) Zach Morrow
(70) Henry Malcuit- Did Not Start
Glassmere Fuel Service Heat 2 for Peoples Natural Gas Sprints:
(11) Carl Bowser
(08) Dan Kuriger
(18J) R.J. Jacobs
(23) Darren Pifer
(38) Leyon Wagner
(C1) Clay Riney
(G1) Mike Miller
(14) Jeremy Hill
Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Heat 3 for Peoples Natural Gas Sprints:
(13) Brandon Matus
(12) Darrin Gallagher
(46) Michael Bauer
(2) AJ Flick
(23jr) Jack Sodeman Jr.
(12) Corbin Gurley
(76) Davey Jones
(250) Jared McFarland
Peoples Natural Gas Sprints BMain
(12) Corbin Gurley
(C1) Clay Riney
(76) Davey Jones
(44) Pete Landrum
(250) Jared McFarland
(14) Jeremy Hill
(G1) Mike Miller
(27) Zach Morrow
Thoma Meat Market Heat 1 for Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks:
(5B) Jason Black
(C33) Corey McPherson
(25) Brett McDonald
(4*) Douglas Eck
(310) Dale Tuche
(615) Cameron Nstasi
(12M) Trevor McCann
(19M) Ryan Maglione
Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Heat 2 for Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks:
(81) Mike Miller
(27) Tyler Dietz
(45) Todd Weldon
(114) Daryl Charlier
(26) Mike Bordt
(30) Bob Egley
(2) Cregen Brady
(5) Gary Churchfield
Ithaca Gun Company Heat Race 3 for Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks
(73) Jason Fosnaught
(948) Joey Zambotti
(10) Nick Kocuba
(66) Joe Kelley
(35b) Jake Dietz
(72A) Mike Anderson
(22jr) Chase Lambert
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Heat 1
(88) Greg Dobrosky
(16) Jim Morris
(2) Derek Hauck
(27H) Brandon Hawkins
(31c) Chase Metheny
(80jr) Kyle Colwell
(110) Ed Snyder
(97) J.R. Jameson
(34) Adam Noland
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Heat 2
(4J) Jacob Gomola
(29) Logan McCandless
(19) Taylor Cochran
(x7) Andy Cavanaugh
(56) Stephen Cousins
(347) Nevan O’Donnell
(22) George Frederick
(00s) Randy Sterling
Car Count Total: 98
Peoples Natural Gas Sprints: 24
BRP Modified Tour Big Block Modifieds: 32
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305’s : 19
Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks: 23