Hardy Sweeps Roaring Knob “King of the Knob” & “Big Kahuna” Weekend
September 22nd, 2015
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MARKLEYSBURG, PA (September 20, 2015) With the King of the Knob preliminary feature behind, drivers and race teams put their focus on the Big Kahuna 50 paying the winner $5,000. 30 super late models in the pits, time trails were used to set the field for their heat races and saw MPH Chassie #99V Kyle Hardy demonstrating why he is the “King of the Knob” when he set quick time on the 3/8th mile oval with 16.014.
With heats and dash completed which saw Kyle Hardy, Greg Satterlee, Jason Covert, Dan Stone
winning their heats and the Dash going to Jason Covert, Mother Nature decided to rain on the Markleysburg, PA and after a lengthily delay forced race track promoter/owner Rick Jones to postpone the features until Sunday, September 20th.
With fans and most of the drivers returning Sunday to beautiful skies, saw Hardy return to the speedway focusing on sweeping the weekend and winning both the King of the Knob and the Big Kahuna. Jason Covert driving the Mann Automotive #72C brought the field to the start of the Big Kahuna 50. At the green Kyle Hardy and his #99v took the lead and never looked back. “The track was in pretty good condition for a Sunday afternoon” Hardy stated in winning circle. Hardy was able to maintain the lead despite a caution on lap-8 for the spinning of the 22D of Darras Deneen.
On the restart with Hardy as your race leader followed by the #72c Jason Covert, third #94 Jason Miller, fourth #22 Greg Satterlee; Hardy maintained the advantage working through lap traffic with little or no effort for the next 10-laps when Deneen lost the handle bringing out the second caution of the afternoon on lap-17.
With the field once again in a single file restart, Hardy maintained his superior performance and was able to hold off the charging Covert, followed by Miller, Senic, Stone who were running in the top five. Mechanical issues brought out the third caution for Bob Nelson #88 ending a good run for the Dunbar, PA driver. During the same caution period the #6 of Jamie Lathroum who was running in the top 10 reported to the work area with a flat tire, and with quick response from his crew was able to remain on the lead lap when he returned to the speedway.
With 35 laps in the books, Hardy continued the lead followed by second Covert, third Miller, fourth Satterlee, fifth Delano. Racing slowed on lap-48 for the spin of Matt Sponaugle #8 who sustained a flat tire. Now with a two lap shoot out, Covert had one last chance to take the lead only to see Hardy pull away and getting the sweep winning both the 2015 King of the Knob and the 2015 Big Kahuna 50.
(Big Kanuna – Super Late Models) Kyle Hardy, Jason Covert, Jason Miller, Greg Satterlee, Dale Hollidge, Michael Lake, Ron Delano, Jamie Lathroum, Andy Fries, Matt Sponaugle, Tim Senic, Jayme Beck, Darras Deneen, Shane Hitt, Dan Stone, Bob Nelson, Tommy Beck, Jacob Hawkins DNS: Amanda Whaley, Ross Robinson, Devin Freise, Dan Angelicchio, Keith Barbara, Andrew Wylie, Jared Miley, DNQ: Richard Frazier, Alex Ferree, Tyler Hurst, Bob Gordon, Travis Brown
(Heat Winner) Kyle Hardy, Greg Satterlee, Jason Covert, Dan Stone
(Dash) Jason Covert
(Fast Time) Kyle Hardy 16.014
Winner: Kyle Hardy
Lead Changes: 0
Lap Leaders: 1-50 Kyle Hardy
# of Cautions: 5
High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models had Somerset, PA, Knepper Repair #20 of Alan Knepper bring the field to green next to the #RJ1 of Mike Peghar. Knepper was able to get the start and lead the first two laps. Veteran driver Peghar driving for Jerry Haseleu was able to get track position on Knepper at the exit of turn 4 when Knepper went high. Peghar took the inside line moving the RJ1 to the number one position.
Caution flew on lap-3 when several cars were involved in an incident exiting turn 4. Tangled in the accident were the #0 of Troy Frazier, #21 of Michael Ott, #52 of Bryan Benton, #14 of Patrick Waugh, #90J of Michael Duritsky, and #17 of Logan Roberson all of which were able to continue.
On the restart Peghar continued the lead but was hampered by several cautions that continued to tighten the field, and gave the opportunity of Braeden Dillinger #14 and Garrett Paugh #03 to work the cautions to their advantage and were able to move into the second and third spot.
On lap-18 the 21 of Michael Ott spun in turn 2 bringing out the seventh caution of the afternoon. As track officials were getting the field lined up and Peghar as your race leader, smoke started to develop under the hood of the RJ1 ending Peghar bid for the victory. Garrett Paugh was then scored as your race leader and was able to hold off Dillinger and third place finisher Brent Trimble picking up his fifth feature win of 2015.
(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Braeden Dillinger, Brent Trimble, Alan Knepper, Kris Eaton, Mark Wells, Patrick Waugh, Michael Duritsky, Mike Opalinski, Troy Frazier, Jamie Czerneski, Brian Leaderhouse, Mike Paghar, DJ Nakutis, Clinton Hersh, Michael Ott, Bryan Benton, Russell Baird, Fred Spangler, DNS: Logan Roberson, Lindsay Barton, Dylan Lewis, Andy Spooner
(Heat Winner) Alan Knepper, Mike Pagher, Brent Trimble
Winner: Garrett Paugh
Lead Changes: 3
Lap Leaders: 1-2 Alan Knepper, 3-18 Mike Pagher, 19-20 Garrett Paugh
# of Cautions: 7
Street Stock fifteen lap feature saw points leader Greg Hauger take a commanding lead driving the Garry’s Auto Sale/Pro 1 Chassis/ Elite Motors #T2 over the #28T of Cody Colflesh and #90 Jim Byers for a none stop high speed fifteen lap shoot out.
Stock Car Results) Greg Hauger, Cody Colflesh, Jim Byers, Barry Faris, DNS: Joe Wrona, Scott Bittinger
(Heat Winner) Cody Colflesh
Winner: Greg Hauger
Lead Changes: 0
Lap Leaders: 1-15 Greg Hauger
# of Cautions: 0
Coming up on (Saturday, September 26, 2015)
Regular Saturday Night Racing! Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers
PLUS: Chargers/Road Runners Powder Puffs
Come out early to get your favorite seats for these exciting events! Roaring Knob Motorsports has ample areas inside the facility for lawn chair viewing, or you can sit in our grandstands, or come early to reserve a drive-in parking spot and view from your car.
Drive-in parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Regular Action Events: Pit gates open at 4:30 pm, grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm, hot laps begin at 6:45 pm and racing starts at 7:15pm. Check schedule for possible different starting times for special events.
Parking: Plenty of free parking in our main parking area. Designated handicapped parking area is located right at the main general admission gate.
About Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex is a 3/8-mile dirt track located 380 Fearer Rd. Markleysburg PA 15459 just west of the Yough Lake and only miles from the Nemacolin Woodland Resort and Casino. Our central location not only brings local fans but also many from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, giving you a very broad audience. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late April through late October. For more information, Raceday phone: 724-329-0306check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob