Results August 29, 2015 Pack the Stands Night #2
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MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 29, 2015) Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex fans came out in support of the $5 Pack the Stands night and saw Elkins, WV driver Garrett Paugh pick up his fourth feature win taking his Roy’s RV Supercenter/Romans Trucking & Excavating/KNP Company #03 to victory lane. In the Street Stock division Jason Gibbs driving the “The U Company”/Werrry’s Provisions/Lytle Construction #89 won his second feature. Justin Howell driving his #30 Howell’s Collision Center Charger picked up his third feature win and in the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners Robert Pluta took his #67 Road Runner to victory lane winning his sixth race of the year.
With only a hand full of races remaining for the 2015 season, competition in the Street Stock division became even tighter which was evident Saturday night when Jason Gibbs in the #89 was able to hold off point’s leader Greg Hauger for the fifteen lap feature. At the start Gibbs was able to take advantage of the tacky track using the outside of turns-one & two was able to move to first around pole sitter Greg Hauger. “The track was perfect” Gibbs stated in victory lane. “We could go any were we wanted”. With Gibbs in the lead the only caution of the night was on lap-2 for the spinning of Herb Karlinsky #75 in turn four.
On the restart Gibbs had the run into turn one washing up at the exit of turn-two which gave Hauger the opportunity to duck under Gibbs, with two wide racing into turn-three. Gibbs was able to maintain the lead putting Hauger to second followed by Barry Faris #3c in third and the #1 of Scott Bitttinger to fourth. At the half way mark Gibbs maintained his lead followed by Hauger, Bittinger, Faris and Spade. Hauger made a late race charge for the lead on lap-14 at the entrance to turn-three but “The U Company”/Werrry’s Provisions/Lytle Construction #89 was able to hold off the charge for the win.
Stock Car Results) Jason Gibbs, Greg Hauger, Scott Bittinger, Barry Faris,Marty Spade, Jim Byers, Herb Karlinsey
(Heat Winner) Greg Hauger
Winner: Jason Gibbs
Lead Changes: 0
Lap Leaders: 1-15 Jason Gibbs
# of Cautions: 1
In the Charger Division Justin Howell driving his Howell Collision #30 took the lead on lap-1 and never looked back. However the Pretty Paws/Jack’s Auto Service/Yough Valley Chiropractic #25 driven by CJ Nicola had second thoughts. Nicola made several attempts to pass Howell once coming off of turn-four and then again at the entrance of turn-one and exit of turn-two. In each case Howell was able to hold his line and would not give up the lead. At the half way point Howell as your race leader, followed by Nicola second, Bob Miller third, Jim Crossland fourth and 12 year old driver Ryan Frazier fifth.
On lap seven Nicola once again had a good run on the #30 of Howell putting the #25 up to the door post of the Howell’s machine, but Howell, once again would not give up the lead. Howell was able to defend the top position from Nicola three additional times and in each case Howell held the top spot picking up his third feature win and maintaining his points lead of 678 of Nicola 645.
(Chargers) Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Bob Miller, Ryan Frazier, James Crossland, Brandyn Schaum, George Brinker, Brodey Milliken
(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola
Winner: Justin Howell
Lead Changes: 0
Lap Leaders: 1-12 Justin Howell
# of Cautions: 1
In the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models saw why the Roy’s RV Supercenter/Romans Trucking & Excavating/KNP Company #03 driven by Garrett Paugh is your current point’s leader with a commanding lead of 818 over second place Troy Shield 710 and Clinton Hersh 698.
At the start of the 20-lap feature saw three wide racing at the entrance of turn one with Troy Shields holding the inside, middle line was the #14 of Braeden Dillinger and outside was the #03 of Garrett Paugh. All three were able to make the move caring the three wide through turn two. Shields were able to take the lead on the back stretch followed by Dillenger and Paugh. Shields was able to hold off Dillenger and Paugh for the first 12-laps At the halfway cross flags saw Shields first followed by Dillenger second, Paugh third and new comer Alan Knepper forth.
With laps counting down Paugh was able to move under Dillenger making the pass for second and then on lap thirteen was able to pass Shields for the lead at the exit of turn four. Paugh in control was able to get a substantial lead for the remaining five laps for the win, but in those last five laps saw the #11 of Troy Shields, the #14 of Braeden Dillenger and the #20 of Alan Knepper battle for the second spot with Shields getting the advantage at the end.
(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Troy Shields, Braeden Dillinger, Alan Knepper, Gary Sission, Clinton Hersh, Michael Duritsky, Russell Baird, Dylan Lewis, Mark Wells, Mike Opalinski.
(Heat Winner) Troy Shields, Braeden Dillinger,
Winner: Garrett Paugh
Lead Changes: 2
Lap Leaders: 1-12 Troy Shields, 13-20 Garrett Paugh
# of Cautions: 0
The #67 of Robert Pluta continued in his winning ways picking up his seventh feature win in the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners division. Pluta started in the seventh spot and was able to move through traffic taking the lead within the first few laps. Twin brother Andrew Pluta driving the #88 followed by 2014 track champion David Friend #65 made every attempt to gain on the lead but with green laps counting down Pluta would deny their advancement.
(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Robert Pluta, Andrew Pluta, David Friend, Dustin Dietrick, Robert Fox, Stephanie Kent, Jeff Vasos, Kolby Crawley, Todd Detrick
(Heat Winner) Robert Pluta
Winner: Robert Pluta
Lead Changes: 0
Lap Leaders: 1-12 Robert Pluta,
# of Cautions 1
Powder Puff Results:
Charger – Melissa Banker
Roadrunners – Danielle Delorenzo, Stephanie Kent, Katie Jones, Trista Mains
Coming up on (Saturday, September 5, 2015)
Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner Special 30-Laps $300 to Win! Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers
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