SARVER, PA – Lernerville Speedway welcomed Peluso Roofing as the nights presenting sponsor for the ‘Sprint Spectacular’ that included a fireworks display for the fans, a $4,000 to-win Peoples Natural Gas Sprints main event as well as the RUSH Sprints Weekly Series and the Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 series.
Carl Bowser and Bob Felmlee brought the Peoples Sprints to the green flag for their $4,000 to-win, 30-lap main event with Felmlee jumping out to the early lead. Fourth starting Sye Lynch took advantage of the start and slid into the second position by the end of the first circuit. By lap five, Felmlee had a slim .145 second lead as Lynch began to apply pressure. On lap seven, Lynch mad his move in turns one and two and slid Felmlee coming out of turn two to take the lead. However, the Peoples Sprint point leader, Brandon Matus spun in turn four to bring out the events first caution, negating Lynch’s pass for the lead. Felmlee brough the field back to the green flag with Lynch hot on his trails. It didn’t take long for Lynch to make another bid for the lead as he made his move on Felmlee out of turn two again on lap eight. Lynch took a commanding lead until the field was slowed on lap 15 as A.J. Flick slowed in turn four. When racing resumed, Lynch continued to lead with Carl Bowser now in tow in second. Bowser and third place running Felmlee stayed right with the leader as 12th starting, Tim Shaffer made his way into the top-five. Most of the field, including the leaders were running the high side of the speedway while Shaffer was digging on the bottom.
After climbing into the top-five on lap 17, Shaffer made his way past Felmlee for fourth on lap 20. By lap 22, Shaffer drove under Jack Sodeman Jr., for third and into second on the next circuit to move Bowser back to third. Shaffer then set his sights on Lynch for the race lead and on lap 28, Shaffer shot by Lynch for the lead. Lynch stayed right on the fuel cell of Shaffer as the two went down the backstretch. Lynch made a move to go under Shaffer heading into turns three and four and made contact with the left rear tire of Shaffer sending Shaffer spinning in the middle of the corner to bring out the events final caution. Shaffer got his car heading in the right direction but as the caution car, was sent to the tail. As racing resumed, Lynch was able to pull away from the field and claim the $4,000 victory. Following Lynch across the line was Carl Bowser in second, Jack Sodeman Jr., in third with Bob Felmlee and Brandon Spithaler rounding out the top-five.
‘That’s aggressive racing and I hate to make contact like that,’ Lynch said to many cheers and jeers from the Lernerville crowd. ‘More money on the line, that’s what brought Shaffer to town, and I look up to him as a driver, we raced hard, misjudgment there in (turn) three and I own up to it.’ Lynch continued, ‘All race I drove hard, in a perfect world I would’ve loved to have won the race with no contact. With more money on the line, I did what had to be done. I need to thank all my partners, Mosites Motorsports, ADV Depot, Fischer Body Shop, All American Framers, Blair Construction, Diesel Property Management, everyone who makes this possible, the fans, the crew, and my family.’
John Mollick and Chad Ruhlman brought the RUSH Sprints to the green flag for their 20-lap feature event with Ruhlman taking the lead from his outside front row starting spot. Ruhlman slowly extended his lead lap-by-lap and by lap ten had a 1.5 second lead over Mollick who held solid in the second spot. The battle of the race was for third as Rod George and Gale Ruth Jr., hounded each other until George took the position for good on lap 14. But up front it was Ruhlman who would lead all 20 laps enroute to his 31st career win in the RUSH Sprint division. Mollick held on for second while Rod George held off Gale Ruth Jr., for third as Arnie Kent came home fifth.
‘I love everything about these cars (RUSH Sprints), they’re so much fun, this track tonight was right in my wheelhouse, I love the cushion right on the edge, it slicks up everywhere else. Yeah, I just love this place so thanks for having us,’ Ruhlman stated in Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane. ‘Tim Engles, I couldn’t do this without the whole family, Tim and Bob, who work on the cars, they really love this. Grandma Betty, she’s the most excited person here! All the families and everyone that comes with us, it’s a family deal and I’m glad to be a part of it.’
Greg Dobrosky held off a hard charging Steve Kenawell Jr., for all 20 laps of the Allegheny Sprint Tour feature event to claim his second tour win of the season. Kenawall Jr., pressured for the lead early in the event but Dobrosky proved to be too strong in the closing laps as he went on to win by 2.159 seconds. Kenawall Jr, came home second followed by Justin Clark, Jake Gomola, and John Walp in fifth. ‘I could see him (Kenawall Jr.) poking his nose under me every restart so I figured he was pretty good, as long as I could hit my line, I could get away from him.’ Dobrosky said in Victory Lane. ‘I think we could have run wherever we wanted to, I just tried to keep my momentum up around the top, that’s what you need to do when it’s this slick here. I have to thank Peluso Roofing for giving us some extra money to run for tonight, Alternative Power Sources, Altmeyer’s Trailer Sales, and Townsend Gas & Oil.’
Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint Results:
Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Time Trials Group A: (23J) Jack Sodeman Jr. – 13.840, (46) Michael Bauer- 13.874, (22) Brandon Spithaler- 14.135, (C1) Clay Riney- 14.287, (13) Brandon Matus- 14.388, (40) George Hobaugh- 14.568, (4K) Bill Kiley- 15.184
Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Time Trials Group B: (42) Sye Lynch- 13.013, (6) Bob Felmlee- 13.503, (35) Jared Zimbardi- 13.740, (08) Dan Kuriger- 13.791, (29M) Logan McCandless- 13.939, (55*) Matt Sherlock-14.584, (11J) David Kalb Jr.
Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Time Trials Group C: (2) AJ Flick- 13.363, (12) Darin Gallagher- 13.450, (11) Carl Bowser- 13.508, (7K) Dan Shetler- 13.609, (28) Tim Shaffer- 13.791, (21) Bryan Salisbury- 13.921, (33) Brent Matus- 14.112
Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Heat 1: (46) Michael Bauer, (22) Brandon Spithaler, (C1) Clay Riney, (23J) Jack Sodeman Jr., (40) George Hobaugh, (13) Brandon Matus, (4K) Bill Kiley, (23) Darren Pifer – Did Not Start
Action Track Podcast Heat 2: (6) Bob Felmlee, (42) Sye Lynch, (35) Jared Zimbardi, (08) Dan Kuriger, (29M) Logan McCandless, (11J) David Kalb Jr., (55*) Matt Sherlock
Glassmere Fuel Service Heat 3: (11) Carl Bowser, (12) Darin Gallagher, (2) AJ Flick, (28) Tim Shaffer, (7K) Dan Shetler, (21) Bryan Salisbury, (33) Brent Matus
Peluso Roofing Dash ($300 to-win): (11) Carl Bowser, (6) Bob Felmlee, (2) AJ Flick, (42) Sye Lynch, (23J) Jack Sodeman Jr., (46) Michael Bauer
Peoples Natural Gas Feature ($4,000 to-win): (42) Sye Lynch, (11) Carl Bowser, (23J) Jack Sodeman Jr., (6) Bob Felmlee, (22) Brandon Spithaler, (35) Jared Zimbardi, (40) George Hobaugh, (12) Darin Gallagher, (46) Michael Bauer, (08) Dan Kuriger, (C1) Clay Riney, (29M) Logan McCandless, (13) Brandon Matus, (33) Brent Matus, (28) Tim Shaffer, (7K) Dan Shetler, (55*) Matt Sherlock, (11J) David Kalb Jr., (2) AJ Flick, (4K) Bill Kiley, (21) Bryan Salisbury, (23) Darren Pifer- Did Not Start
RUSH Sprint Car Results:
RUSH Sprint Car Time Trials Group A: (24) Gale Ruth Jr.- 16.652, (14) John Mollick- 16.962, (25) Nolan Groves- 16.991, (43JR) Blaze Myers- 17.453, (20) Jeff Metsger- 17.744, (29) Brandon Shughart- 18.041, (62) Brian Cressley- 18.278, (40) Brad Church- 18.344
RUSH Sprint Car Time Trials Group B: (41) Rod George- 16.836, (68) Chad Ruhlman- 16.973, (18) Arnie Kent- 16.974, (57N) Tyler Newhart- 17.092, (12) Ryan Frayley- 17.195, (9J) Zach Morrow- 17.349, (1T) Ricky Tucker- 18.283
#1Cochran Heat 1: (24) Gale Ruth Jr., (43JR) Blaze Myers, (14) John Mollick, (25) Nolan Groves, (40) Brad Church, (29) Brandon Shughart, (62) Brian Cressley, (20) Jeff Metsger
GetPhil.com Heat 2: (18) Arnie Kent, (41) Rod George, (68) Chad Ruhlman, (9J) Zach Morrow, (57N) Tyler Newhart, (12) Ryan Frayley, (1T) Ricky Tucker
RUSH Sprint Car Feature: (68) Chad Ruhlman, (14) John Mollick, (41) Rod George, (24) Gale Ruth Jr., (18) Arnie Kent, (43JR) Blaze Myers, (12) Ryan Frayley, (57) Tyler Newhart, (9J) Zach Morrow, (25) Nolan Groves, (40) Brad Church, (29) Brandon Shughart, (1T) Ricky Tucker, (62) Brian Cressley, (20) Jeff Metsger
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Car Results:
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Time Trials Group A: (4J) Jake Gomola- 14.918, (78) Justin Clark- 15.043, (56) Steve Cousins- 15.114, (5) John Walp- 15.357, (21) Rob Felix- 15.364, (72) Mike Mathieson- 15.488, (26) Ryan Lynn- 15.646, (20M) Vivian Jones- 15.817, (4B) Walt Tutak Jr- 16.160
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Time Trials Group B: (17K) Steve Kenawell Jr.- 14.990, (X7) Andy Cavanaugh- 14.994, (88) Greg Dobrosky- 15.007, (34) DJ Cassler- 15.083, (12G) Tommy Jasen- 15.164, (80JR) Kyle Colwell- 15.334, (16) Jim Morris- 15.391, (21) Jarrett Cavalet- 15.596 (82M) Roman Jones- 15.612, (4G) Mike Hite- 16.555
McCutcheon Enterprises Heat 1: (4J) Jake Gomola, (56) Steve Cousins, (5) John Walp, (21) Rob Felix, (20M) Vivian Jones, (26) Ryan Lynn, (25) Jarrett Rosencrance, (72) Mike Mathieson, (4B) Walt Tutak Jr., (78) Justin Clark
Thermo Twin Windows Heat 2: (X7) Andy Cavanaugh, (88) Greg Dobrosky, (17K) Steve Kenawell Jr., (34) DJ Cassler, (12G) Tommy Jasen, (80JR) Kyle Colwell, (21C) Jarrett Cavalet, (4G) Mike Hite, (82M) Roman Jones, (16) Jim Morris
Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Car Feature: (88) Greg Dobrosky, (17K) Steve Kenawell Jr., (78) Justin Clark, (4J) Jake Gomola, (5) John Walp, (X7) Andy Cavanaugh, (16) Jim Morris, (21) Rob Felix, (56) Steve Cousins, (26) Ryan Lynn, (21C) Jarrett Cavalet, (20M) Vivian Jones, (25) Jarrett Rosencrance, (4G) Mike Hite, (34) D.J. Cassler, (80JR) Kyle Colwell, (12G) Tommy Jasen, (72) Mike Mathieson, (4B) Walt Tutak Jr., (82M) Roman Jones (DQ)
Next Friday, September 3 the Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy will be back in action. The Homak Penn/Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series will be in attendance as a part of the Fab4 event and will be competing for a $3,500 top prize.
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