SARVER, PA – After a few weeks off to make room for Lernerville’s ‘Crown Jewel’ events, the Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy was back in action on Friday, July 8. Track preparation guru, Dan Bauman had ‘The Action Track’ in tip-top shape for the Precise Racing Products Late Models, Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds, Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks and the 305 Sprints of the Allegheny Sprint Tour, who took the place of the Peoples Natural Gas 410 Sprints as they had the night off after the ’Don Martin Memorial’ Silver Cup XXXI that was won by NASCAR superstar, Kyle Larson, on Wednesday.
The Precise Late Models were up first as Mike Miller and Andrew Wylie led the field to their 25-lap feature event. Wylie used the outside line to take command early while seventh starting, Michael Norris also took advantage of the ultra-fast high side to catapult into the third spot curing the opening lap. Wylie held the lead until the pace was slowed by a caution on lap 4 or the spinning car of Logan Zarin. When racing resumed, Jared Miley, who started fourth, took the lead as Wylie jumped the cushion in turns one and two dropping him to the sixth position. With Miley now in front, Norris and Alex Ferree ran second and third. Tyler Dietz, who has become a top-five threat in recent weeks battled with Ferree for the third spot until Zarin pulled up lame on lap 7 to bring out another caution. Miley brought the field back to green, but Norris pulled off a slide job in turns three and four to take the top spot away on lap 8. Miley continued to pressure Norris for the lead while Ferree and Dietz raced for third. Dietz solidified himself in the third position on lap 13 when Ferree slowed on the front stretch to garner another caution. Norris brought the field back to the green flag with Miley on the outside. As the duo went into turns one and two, Miley jumped the cushion and fell back to the fifth spot and giving the second spot to Dietz who set his sights on Norris for the race lead. Dietz was able to get close a few times as Norris battled the cushion in turns one and two but could never mount a serious charge as Norris would go on to his first Lernerville feature event of the season by .932 seconds over Dietz. Jared Miley would rebound to finish third with John Garvin, Jr., in fourth and Mike Miller rounding out the top-five.
‘We’ve had an up-and-down year, we’ve been fast, but I feel like I’ve been a little bit off,’ an exhausted Norris said in Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane. ‘That was a pretty demanding track there, I think we may have knocked a couple plug wires off, it was running pretty bad there at the end but thanks to Gary (Henry) and Jeff, she (motor) held together. Our car was good, I just kept getting tighter as the car was stumbling a little bit, but I’ll take it any way I can get it. I’ve wanted to be here (victory lane) all year, I feel like we gave a couple away. We were good at the Firecracker, it just wasn’t our year. I’m just happy to be here.’
Rex King, Jr., and Shawn Fleeger led the Diehl Modifieds to the green flag with King taking the lead with third starting Dave Murdick moving into the runner-up spot as Fleeger fell to seventh after getting out of shape coming out of turn two. King would go on to dominate the 25-lap caution-free feature and cross under the checkered flag by 8.4 seconds over Murdick who finished second. Jeremiah Shingledecker crossed the line third followed by Colton Walters in fourth and Garrett Krummert in fifth.
‘We’ve had a horrible season, hats off to my brother (Russ), he’s worked and worked on this thing, starting on the front row doesn’t hurt and pretty sure it was one-lane on the top but, someone has to start there, we’ll take it,’ ‘Cooter’ said in victory lane while celebrating his 30th career win at Lernerville. ‘I think this is the longest I’ve gone with out a win, locally, so we’re happy to get this one.’
Jarrett Rosencrance and Vivian Jones brought the Allegheny Sprint Tour 305’s to the green flag with Rosencrance jumping out to the early lead as Jacob Gomola and Roman Jones both got upside down in turn two to bring out the red flag. Both drivers were okay after the incident. When racing went back to green, Justin Clark blasted his way into the lead from his fourth starting position. Clark would go on to control the 20-lap feature event to capture his fifth straight 305 sprint win and ninth total win on the 2022 season. Coming home second, 1.2 seconds behind Clark was fifth starting Greg Dobrosky while fifteenth starting Jim Morris in third. Jarrett Rosencrance was fourth with Tommy Jasen in fifth.
‘I started out the year running both this car and a 410 (sprint), at one point I just realized that I needed to focus on finishing out the season in my car (305) and see what kind of opportunities come about,’ Clark said in victory lane when asked if 410 racing is in his future. ‘If not (no opportunities) then hopefully we’ll go down as a two-time national champion.’
The final feature of the night was the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks where Tyler Dietz led all 20 laps enroute to his fourth Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy win of the 2022 season. Dietz held off a hard charging Brett McDonald who finished second and tenth starting Chris Schneider who finished third. Jacob Dietz finished fourth followed by eleventh starting Todd Weldon who finished fifth.
‘I couldn’t be happier,’ Dietz exclaimed in Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane after his second-place finish with the Precise Late Models and Millerstown Pro Stock win. ‘I would love to win a Late Model race on the same night that I won one of these (Pro Stock race), I’m going to do everything I can to do that this year. It’s awesome to be able to race with guys like (Mike) Norris, (Jared) Miley, and those guys. The last couple years I’ve struggled and struggled in the Late Model but, I know I could run with them, I just couldn’t prove it. Hopefully, after these past couple weeks, we can prove that we should run with those guys too.’ Dietz continued, ‘I have to thank everyone who helped put this car together, this motor wasn’t even in this car until about 9 o’clock last night. We found out we’ve been running it hurt the past few weeks. Happy that we were able to win tonight, maybe the motor was hurting us more than I thought.’
Precise Racing Products Late Models Results:
#1Cochran Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 9-Levi Yetter; 2. 1C-Alex Ferree; 3. 84-Andrew Wylie; 4. 77-Tyler Dietz; 5. J4-John Garvin Jr; 6. 14R-Clay Ruffo; 7. 29-Ken Schaltenbrand; 8. 1Z-Logan Zarin
GetPhil.com Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 10M-Jared Miley; 2. 72-Michael Norris; 3. 81-Mike Miller; 4. 48-Colton Flinner; 5. 10-Gary Lyle; 6. W3-John Weaver; 7. 14-Travis Hayes; 8. 11-Joshua Powell
Precise Racing Products Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 72-Michael Norris; 2. 77-Tyler Dietz; 3. 10M-Jared Miley; 4. J4-John Garvin Jr; 5. 81-Mike Miller; 6. 29-Ken Schaltenbrand; 7. 14R-Clay Ruffo; 8. W3-John Weaver; 9. 11-Joshua Powell; 10. 9-Levi Yetter; 11. 1C-Alex Ferree; 12. 84-Andrew Wylie; 13. 1Z-Logan Zarin; 14. 10-Gary Lyle; 15. 48-Colton Flinner; 16. (DNS) 14-Travis Hayes
Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds Results:
McCutcheon Enterprises Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker; 2. 61-Dave Murdick; 3. 165-Rex King Jr; 4. 29-Garrett Krummert; 5. 88-Shawn Fleeger; 6. 45-Steve Feder; 7. 83-Brian Swartzlander; 8. 18-Colton Walters; 9. C3-Chas Wolbert; 10. 13-Rick Regalski; 11. 22-Kevin Long
Diehl Automotive Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 165-Rex King Jr; 2. 61-Dave Murdick; 3. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker; 4. 18-Colton Walters; 5. 29-Garrett Krummert; 6. C3-Chas Wolbert; 7. 83-Brian Swartzlander; 8. 45-Steve Feder; 9. 13-Rick Regalski; 10. 88-Shawn Fleeger; 11. 22-Kevin Long
Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks Results:
Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 55S-Chris Schneider; 2. 00-Tyler Dietz; 3. 73-Brian Daugherty; 4. 25-Brett McDonald; 5. 27-Jacob Dietz; 6. 45-Todd Weldon; 7. 94M-Zachary Myers; 8. 87-Jacob Weyer
McCann & Chester Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 1K-Cody Koteles; 2. 948-Joey Zambotti III; 3. 71-Joey Anderson; 4. 26-Mike Bordt; 5. 310-Dale Tuche; 6. 05-Frank Magill; 7. 81-Mike Miller; 8. 99T-Theo Baumgartner
Millerstown Pic-A-Part Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 00-Tyler Dietz; 2. 25-Brett McDonald; 3. 55S-Chris Schneider; 4. 27-Jacob Dietz; 5. 45-Todd Weldon; 6. 73-Brian Daugherty; 7. 1K-Cody Koteles; 8. 948-Joey Zambotti III; 9. 87-Jacob Weyer; 10. 71-Joey Anderson; 11. 05-Frank Magill; 12. 310-Dale Tuche; 13. 81-Mike Miller; 14. 26-Mike Bordt; 15. 94M-Zachary Myers; 16. 99T-Theo Baumgartner
305 Sprints Results:
Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 82M-Roman Jones; 2. 48-Jeff Bacha; 3. 42-Jim Pattach; 4. 3-John Jerich; 5. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance; 6. 10J-Jay Fry; 7. 44-Pete Landram; 8. 4G-Justin Kovach; 9. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 10. (DNS) 34-DJ Cassler
Glassmere Fuel Service Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 78-Justin Clark; 2. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 3. 20M-Vivian Jones; 4. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 5. 17K-Steven Kenawell Jr; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau; 7. 16-Jim Morris; 8. 12G-Tommy Jasen; 9. 17S-Shane Heath
305 Sprint Car Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 78-Justin Clark; 2. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 3. 16-Jim Morris; 4. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen; 6. 10J-Jay Fry; 7. 48-Jeff Bacha; 8. 3-John Jerich; 9. 44-Pete Landram; 10. 17S-Shane Heath; 11. 42-Jim Pattach; 12. 17K-Steven Kenawell Jr; 13. 20M-Vivian Jones; 14. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 15. 82M-Roman Jones; 16. 4J-Jacob Gomola; 17. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau; 18. 34-DJ Cassler; 19. 4G-Justin Kovach
Penske Truck Leasing Hard Charger Award:
Joshua Powell (+7)
Ken Schaltenbrand (+7)
Tyler Dietz – Late Model (+7)
Chris Schneider (+7)
Up next at ‘The Action Track’ will be Diehl Automotive Night and ‘Christmas in July’. The PPMS Hobby Stocks will join the Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy division of the Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars, Precise Racing Products Late Models, and the Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds as we give the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks the week off.
Next Friday’s action and all Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy shows will be livestreamed on Lernerville.TV. The Pre-Race Show will go live on LernervilleTV around 6:30 to preview the night’s racing and talk to some of the stars of the nights action! Single race passes are available for $20, but the better deal is the monthly subscription for just $10 more; $30 gets you a full month of Fab4 Racing Revved Up with the Marburger Farm Dairy.
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