Roaring Knob News

Results August 29, 2015 Pack the Stands Night #2

August 31st, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

(Recap)

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

(Recap)

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,

(Recap)

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

(Recap)

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

Roaring Knob Results August 22

August 24th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 22, 2015) Beautiful blue skies and cooler weather was on hand for the fans at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Saturday night. With the 3/8th mile clay oval in tip top condition saw three wide racing during the preliminary heat races. Picking up heat wins were; the #100 of Joe Kelly Street Stock Division, Russell Baird #17 and Dylan Lewis #44 in the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models, Bob Gordon #31 and Billy Holbert in the Mid Atlantic Hoosier Tire Super Late Models, veteran driver Bob Miller #21 in the Charger Division and Robert Pluta in the Road Runner Division.

Three wide racing continued throughout the Street Stock 15-lap feature that saw the M & E Exuviating /Peaslees Service Center/NAPA #18 of Marty Spade returning to victory lance. “A lot of family and friends are here from out of town” “I couldn’t guarantee a win but could guarantee a good show” Spade stated in victory lane.

After a disappointing heat race, Spade started on the tail of the feature with the #98 of Mike Lewis and the #3C of Barry Faris on the front row. At the drop of flagman Billy Simons’s green flag Lewis immediately powered away from the pack, while Jim Byers #90, Jason Gibbs #89 and current points leader Greg Hauger #T2 went three wide for second.

Lewis powered off turn two on lap four going wide which permitted the group of cars including Byers, Gibbs, and Hauger to gain putting pressure on Lewis. Lewis was able to carry the speed into turn three and spun the #98 at the entrance to turn four bringing out the first caution of the night.

With Jim Byers #90 in the lead, the green flag once again flew that saw three wide racing for position on the front stretch. Byers were able to keep the lead exiting turn two holding off Joe Kelley #100 and Jason Gibbs #89.

By lap-6 Spade began to drop the hammer quickly closing the gap, and with an inside pass through turns three and four powered past Hauger and Gibbs for the third spot. Kelley surrendered the second spot to Spade on lap-7, and on the next orbit around the 3/8th mile-clay oval Spade began to pressure Byers for first.

With laps counting down, Spade was able to get under Byers exiting turn two for the lead and securing his second win in two weeks.

Second place came down to the final turn with Byers and Hauger side-by-side with Byers getting the advantage. Hauger earned the third spot followed by Jason Gibbs who made a last lap pass on Joe Kelley to complete the top five.

Stock Car Results) Marty Spade, Jim Byers, James Hauger, Jason Gibbs, Joe Kelley, Scott Bittinger, Barry Faris, Herb Karlinsey, Mike Lewis

(Heat Winner) Joe Kelley

(Recap)

Winner: Marty Spade

Lead Changes: 3

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Mike Lewis, 4-8 Jim Byers, 9-15 Marty Spade

# of Cautions: 1

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models entered the track for their 20-lap feature which saw the #44 Dylan Lewis on the pole. At the green flag Russell Baird Jr. driving his Blout Veterinary/Ford Business Machine/Blout Paving #17 took the lead and never looked back.

The first caution of the night was displayed on lap-2 for the spinning of Michael Duritsky who lost the handle on the 90J entering turn three.

On the restart Baird once again was able to pull from the field only to see the second caution when Dylan Lewis spun the #44 in turn four collecting Troy Shields/Mike Opalinski/Clinton Hersh/ Mark Wells/Bradley Ramsey and Michael Durtisky. All drivers were able to continue with the exception of the Reno’s Trailer Sales/Lee Supply/Undercuts Hair Solone #66 of Mike Opalinski who sustained damaging ending his bid for a top five finish.

The restart had a repeat performance with Baird keeping the top spot followed by Bob Gorden #99, Braeden Dillenger #14 and Troy Shields #11. Second place was contested between #14 Dillinger and #99 Gordon that saw booth drivers fighting hard for second. Gordon had the advantage using the outside of turn one & two and advantage going Dillinger who used the inside of turns three & four.

After the caution on lap-2, the remaining 18-laps went green with Baird picking up his second feature of 2015, followed by #14 Braeden Dillinger, #99 Bob Gordon, #11 Troy Shields and fifth of #03 Garrett Paugh

“The track was perfect tonight” Russell Baird stated in victory lane. With a heat win and feature win Saturday night, Baird picked up his second victory of the 2015 season and scored fourth in the over-all points standings.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Russell Baird, Braeden Dillinger, Bob Gordon, Troy Shields, Garrett Paugh, Clinton Hersh, Michael Duritsky, Mark Wells, Dylan Lewis, Bradley Ramsey, Mike Opalinski.

(Heat Winner) Russell Baird, Dylan Lewis

(Recap)

Winner: Russell Baird

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Russell Baird

# of Cautions: 2

The Charger Division continued putting on the event of the night with #21 Bob Miller sitting on the pole and leading the first 9 laps of the 12-lap feature. On Lap-7, #11 Brodey Milliken spun in turn four bringing out the caution. Bringing the field to a single file restart, Miller was able to maintain the lead despite the pressure of the #05 of Charlie McClain who had the handle on the outside.

On lap-10 Ron Ramsey #33 spun in turn four bringing out the second caution. On the restart Miller #21 in the lead, McClain continued the outside line and was able to complete the pass out of turn two for the lead. Miller made a move under McClain in turn three but lose the handle bringing out the third caution.

At the restart McClain was able to hold off the charging field and picking up his first feature win of 2015. Followed by McClain, second place went to #30 Justin Howell and third #21 Bob Miller.

(Chargers) Ralph McClain, Justin Howell, Bob Miller, Wayland King, Ron Ramsey, Brandyn Schaum, Brodey Milliken, Tanner Hauger,

(Heat Winner) Bob Miller

(Recap)

Winner: Ralph McClain

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-9 Bob Miller, 10-12 Ralph McClain

# of Cautions: 3

Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models feature saw the Ace Metal Works/Ace Signs Supply/Mountain Tech Heating #7 of Billy Holdbert use the wide side of Roaring Knob to pick up his first feature win of 2015.

On the pole was the Leggett Motorsports/Hitt Enterprises/High Point Construction #5 driven by top shoe Shane Hitt who had a good run leading the first 8-laps of the 25-lap feature. With Hitt in the lead, Roaring Knob fans were entertained with Billy Holbert using the outside speed to battle the #37 of Scotty Rhoads and the #14 of Gary Dalton for 2nd-3rd-4th. Holbert was able to move into second gaining on race leader Hitt.

On lap-9 with Holbert using the outside got around Hitt and pulled away with a commanding lead. At the halfway cross-flag mark, Holdbert remained in the lead followed by #5 Hitt, #27 Lake, and #14 Dalton.

Further back in the field was the #2S of Tim Senic who had started seventh and showed why he was the 2014 champion, started moving through the field at the half way mark and was able to move into the top five.

With laps counting down and Holbert a straight away lead saw Hitt, Lake and Senic three wide racing for the second spot with Senic moving around Lake and Hitt for second.

“I wanted to thank everyone for coming out tonight, we’ve been struggling all year falling over each other and we needed this win” Holbert stated in victory lane. “Last week we had a good car but broke an axle” “I want to thank Rick Jones and the Knob staff for letting me run some laps last week” We were able to figure some thinks out” Holbert stated.

Holdbert was able to hold off the charging Senic for the remaining 12-laps picking up his first feature win of 2015.

(Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models) Billy Holbert, Tim Senic, Gary Dalton, Michael Lake, Shane Hitt, Scotty Rhoads, John Over, Bob Gordon, Cody Hardesty,

Dusty Hamrick, Danny Pugh, Bob Nelson

(Heat Winner) Bob Gordon, Billy Holbert

(Recap)

Winner: Billy Holbert

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-8 Shane Hitt, 9-25 Billy Holbert

# of Cautions: 0

In the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners, saw a repeat performance of Robert Pluta who picked up his sixth feature win of 2015. What made this night different was the young driver of the #95D Dustin Detrick who took the lead on lap-1 and led the first four laps. Pluta was able to get around Detrick on lap-5, but Detrick wouldn’t give up keeping his #95D on the outside taking the lead back on lap-7.

On lap-9 #67 Pluta made the cross over move under #95D Detrick taking the lead back followed by the 65D of Todd Detrick.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Robert Pluta, Dustin Dietrick, Todd Detrick, Robert Fox, Kolby Crawley

(Heat Winner) Robert Pluta

(Recap)

Winner: Robert Pluta

Lead Changes: 4

Lap Leaders: 1-4 Dustin Dietrick, 5-7 Robert Pluta, 8-9 Dustin Dietrick, 10-12 Robert Pluta,

# of Cautions 0

Coming up on (Saturday, August 29, 2015)

“PACK THE HOUSE” $5.00 Grandstand Entrance

RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Chargers ~ RoadrunnersPowder Puffs #3

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

Roaring Knob August 15 Results “Lake Win’s Sprout Cossell Memorial”

August 18th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 15, 2015) The High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model division honored the late-Robert “Sprout” Cossell with a 20-lap memorial races which seen a repeat performance of fourteen-year- old Michael Lake, of Uniontown, PA, leading flag-to-flag claiming the feature win at the Knob. Robert “Sprout” Cossell, of Connellsville, started racing at the age of 15 and was a regular at the locale race tracks. “Sprout” was self-employed having been an owner and operator of Cossell’s Auto Sales, Sprouts Place LLC and Sprouts Pick-Apart. In victory circle Lake dedicated the feature win to Sprout.

Time trials were used to determine heat line ups, with Connellsville, PA young gun driver Braeden Dillinger setting fast time with 17.292 and picking up a $100 bonus sponsored by Bobby Lake Motor Sports.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Michael Lake, Garrett Paugh, Clinton Hersh, Braeden Dillinger, Russell Baird, Michael Duritsky, Mike Opalinski. Vince Masi Jr., Mark Wells, Brian Leaderhouse, Jonathan Sines, Bradley Ramsey, Harry Shire Jr., Bob Gordon, Jennae Piper

(Heat Winner) Michael Lake, Garrett Paugh

(Fast Time) Braeden Dillinger           17.292

(Recap)

Winner: Michael Lake

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Michael Lake

# of Cautions: 4

Braeden Dillinger        17.292

Clinton Hersh              17.339

Michael Lake              17.340

Garrett Paugh              17.347

Russell Baird               17.574

Bob Gordon                17.693

Mark Wells                  17.731

Vince Masi Jr.             17.793

Jennae Piper                17.851

Mike Opalinski            18.007

Jonathan Sines            18.050

Harry Shire Jr.             18.243

Michael Duritsky        18.498

Bradley Ramsey          18.550

Brian Leaderhouse      19.970

Saturday night Charger Division was no exception to the side-by-side action that saw new comer EJ Rozak picking up the win! With the season coming to an end, race teams and drivers are focusing on results and the points standings. CJ Nicola #25 has three feature wins, 480 points with just 1 point over second place Justin Howell who has two feature wins and 479 points.

With points leader CJ Nicola starting the 12-lap feature and the green flag waving saw EJ Rozak #77 take advantage of the outside of turn two to take the lead for the first two laps. Caution waved on lap-2 for the slowing of the #8 of Scotty Herring. On the restart the #88 of Tanner Hauger carried his speed into turn one and was able to get under Rozak out of turn two. Both Hauger and Rozak were side-by-side with Rozak taking the outside of turn four to take the lead on lap-5. Rozak never looked back picking up his first feature win at the Knob for 2015, followed by CJ Nicola second and Kyle Burkholder third.

(Chargers) E J Rozak, CJ Nicola, Kyle Burkholder, Shawn Smith, Tanner Hauger, Wayland King, Brandyn Schaum, Scotty Brown, Charlie Brittinger, Brodey Milliken, Justin Howell, Ryan Frazee, Scott Herring

(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola, Tanner Hauger

(Recap)

Winner: E J Rozak

Lead Changes: 3

Lap Leaders: 1-2 E J Rozak, 3-4 Tanner Hauger, 5-12 E J Rozak

# of Cautions: 6

In the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners, Todd Detrick continued with the points lead with 690 over second place Bob Fox with 545, and Stoystown, PA driver Robert Pluta third with 455. Saturday night Robert Pluta driving his #67 picked up his fifth feature win of the 2015 season. The #65 of David Friend led the first two laps but could not defend the top spot with Pluta powering around Friend on lap-3 taking a commanding lead and winning the non-stop 12-lap feature.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Robert Pluta, David Friend, Dustin Dietrick, Todd Detrick, Ed Detrick, Robert Fox, Anthony Monteparte

 (Heat Winner) Robert Pluta

(Recap)

Winner: Robert Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-2 David Friend, 3-12 Robert Pluta

# of Cautions 0

Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models points standing has Tim Senic leading this field with 509 points over Gary Dalton’s 433, and Bob Gordon’s 421. Saturday night saw Tim Senic race to his third win of the 2015 season in thrilling fashion. Senic took the lead on lap-4 and led John Over and Michael Lake to the checkered flag. With Senic in the lead and twelve laps to go, John Over, driving for Bobby Lake Motor Sports, progressively got faster after long green flag stretch and stormed to second around team mate Michael Lake and Gary Dalton. On lap-22 the #88 of Bob Nelson stopped on the back stretch bringing out the caution and giving the field a green-white-checker to set-up a last-ditch effort to run down Senic. On the restart Senic got the jumb and was able to hold off Over and Lake for the win. The track was excellent tonight Senic stated; you could run the inside or out.

In the preliminary heat race Mel Minnick #M1 had hard impact to the outside of turn one retaining wall; Mel was unhurt but ended his night early.

(Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models) Tim Senic, John Over, Michael Lake, Gary Dalton, Bob Gordon, Bob Nelson, Greg Gellner, Mike Steck, Billy Holbert, Cody Hardesty, DNS Mel Minnick

(Heat Winner) Bob Gordon, Gary Dalton

(Recap)

Winner: Tim Senic

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Bob Gordon, 4-25 Tim Senic

# of Cautions: 1

Greg Hauger was able to take over the Street Stock point’s night by 16 points over Saturday night’s feature winner Marty Spade. 2014 Street Stock champion Bob Nelson who started the season with his #99 street stock is now running in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Model Division with his newly purchased super late model. With the move of Nelson, the field of top running street stocks is now neared down to Hauger #T2, 607 points followed with Spade #18, 591 points and Jason #89, with 541.

Saturday night was no exception between the three drivers that saw three wide racing during the 15-lap feature. At the start Spade was able to get the lead on lap-1 and hold off the T2 of Hauger and the #90 of Jim Byers. On lap-6 caution flew for Scott Bittinger who slowed on the speedway and ended his night. On the single file restart Spade was able to get a three car lead only to see the lead evaporate on lap-10 when the #T2 Hauger and #100 of Joe Kelley put on a charge for the top spot. Spade was able to defend his position picking up his second feature win of 2015 season and moving into the second spot in points behind Hauger.

(Stock Car Results) Marty Spade, James Hauger, Joe Kelley, Jason Gibbs, Mark Peck, Jim Byers, Nick Zhorobanak, Scott Bittinger

(Heat Winner) Scott Bittinger

(Recap)

Winner: Marty Spade

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-15 Marty Spade

# of Cautions: 2

Coming up on (Saturday, August 22, 2015)

Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Chargers ~ Roadrunners

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 4:30pm, grandstand gates open at 5:00pm, hot laps begin at 6:45 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

Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex Updates

August 11th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 10, 2015) Mother nature took over Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Saturday night August 8th with a strong down pore that turned turn 3 and 4 into a temporary lake. The muddy mess forced track owner/promoter Rick Jones to cancel for the sixth time this season.

Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex Updates:

With the season at full strive, Roaring Knob is pleased to announce that starting August 15th the Chargers & Road Runners Powder Puff races will run on a every other week bases. “It was a hit” Rick Jones stated when we ran it last week. “We need to support our Chargers and Road Runners drivers who requested that Powder Puffs races” Jones stated. Check the updated schedule for dates.

Elkins Street Stocks that are running under the Charger Division are reminded that steel body car on a 8” tire is required.

Roaring Knob Concessions will be having a Saturday night special: Saturday August 15th Pulled Pork Sandwich with fries and drink for $7.50.

Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models May 30th make-up is now scheduled during the “King of the Knob” September 18th.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex has a 1/5th mile track under construction and once completed will be hosting the mini wedges/1/4 midgets/ all classes of go karts (classes TBA) and more. Racing will be on Sunday afternoons starting at 12:00 pm. Pit pass will be $20 with all drivers’ entrance free. Grandstands $5.

Need a job and have experience, Roaring Knob will need tech personnel for the Sunday race program. Send your resume to potomacrick@msn.com

Coming up on (Saturday, August 15, 2015)

KIDS – TAKE A LAP AROUND THE TRACK W/ CHARGER AND ROAD RUNNERS DRIVERS“SPROUT COSSELL MEMORIAL” RUSH Late Model special – 15 laps Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Chargers ~ Roadrunners

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:45 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Roaring Knob Charger Division Rules

August 5th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 1, 2015)

Effective immediately Roaring Knob Charger Division rules will permit Elkins Speedway legal Street Stocks to compete weekly and special events at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex.

Coming up on (Saturday, August 8, 2015)

KIDS – TAKE A LAP AROUND THE TRACK W/ CHARGER DRIVER Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Chargers ~ Roadrunners

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:45 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Hersh/Pluta/Smith/Hardesty Takes Feature Win’s August 1st Results

August 3rd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 1, 2015) Clinton Hersh driving the Clearwater Construction/Fred Spangler Water Conditioning #16 won his second High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model 20-lap feature holding off hard charging Troy Shields. Twin “Pluta” brothers battled side-by-side all 12 laps of the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunnerfeature race with the #67 of Robert Pluta picking up the win. Shawn Smith driving his #23 Charger returns to the Knob and picks up his first feature win of the 2015 season over point’s leader CJ Nicola. Cody Hardesty powered his #1 Touchdown City Pre Owned Autos/Iron Horse Logging #53 over Tim Senic and Billy Holbert earning his first feature win of the 2015 season. Powder Puff #2 see’s Melissa Brinker in the 12B Charger and Angel Hill in the #29 Road Runner picking up feature win’s.

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models were first on the schedule that saw Somerset, PA driver Clinton Hersh setting the pace for the 20-lap feature. As the green flag flew veteran Troy Shields starting in second spot ran side-by-side with Hersh for the first three laps. Hersh maintained his composer holding off the veteran, taking a two car length lead on lap-4. The first caution of the night flew on lap-10 for the slowing of the #61 of Vince Masi who was being scored in the top five when he slowed on the exit of turn four. On the single file restart Hersh again maintained the lead over Shields. Bothe the #44 of Dylan Lewis and the #17 of Russell Baired was in a battle for 3rd and 4th.

The second caution of the RUSH Late Model feature flew on lap-11 when contact was made in mid pack that collected #90J Duritsky/#03 Paugh/#14J Pipper/#14 Dillinger/#66 Opalinski all cars were able to continue. On the restart Hersh powered off of turn four taking a two car lead over Shields 2nd, Lewis 3rd, Baird 4th and Lake 5th. With green laps counting down Hersh continued his lead and was able to hold off Shield picking up his second feature win of the 2015 season.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Clinton Hersh, Troy Shields, Russell Baird, Mike Lake, Dylan Lewis, Garrett Paugh, Michael Duritsky, Mark Wells, Vince Masi Jr., Braeden Dillinger, Mike Opalinski, Jennae Piper

(Heat Winner) Michael Lake, Jennae Piper

 

(Recap)

Winner: Clinton Hersh

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Clinton Hersh

# of Cautions: 3

The Pluta twins continued to demonstrate their skills taking their #67 & #88 front wheel drive 4-cylinders Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners around the Laurel Highland 3/8th mile oval. Both Robert driving the #67 and Andrew driving the #88 drove the identical lines with Robert having the advantage off of turn one carrying his speed through turn two which held off the charging #88 of Andrew Pluta. New comer Howard Williams driving the #2 was able to take the lead on lap-1 & lap-2 but could not defend the top spot as R. Pluta made the pass at the entrance of turn three.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Robert Pluta, Andrew Plutaa, Howard Williams,  Dustin Dietrick, Todd Detrick, Scott Critchfield, Jermey Hill, Steve Frzier, Ed Detrick, Robert Fox, Derek Quade, Anthony Monteparte

(Heat Winner) Robert Pluta, Scott Critchfield

(Recap)

Winner: Robert Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-2 Howard Williams, 3-12 Robert Pluta

# of Cautions 0

Confluence, PA driver Shawn Smith took his #23s Keller Cycles/Paul Bortz Luarel Ridge Realty Charger to victory lane over Charger point’s leader CJ Nicola. With Smith sitting on the pole was able to get a good start and was able to carry the much needed speed to turn one a head off the #25 of Nicola and the #36 of King. With Nicola on the back bumper of Smith, caution flew on lap-4 for the spinning of the #12B of George Brinker. With the field tighten; Smith once again took the lead only to see a second caution on lap-7 for 12-year old Ryan Frazee who spun at the exit of turn four. On the restart Smith maintained the lead for the remaining laps picking up the Charger feature win over Nicola and hard charging Justin Howell.

(Chargers) Shawn Smith, CJ Nicola, Justin Howell, Wayland King, Michael Shaw, Ryan Frazee, George Brinke

(Heat Winner) Justin Howell

(Recap)

Winner: Shawn Smith

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Shawn Smith

# of Cautions: 2

Oakland, MD, Cody Hardesty notched his first 2015 feature win Saturday night at the Knob worth $1,200 that came aboard the #1 Touchdown City Pre Owned Autos/Iron Horse Logging/Pleasant Valley Tarp #53.

It was Billy Holbert who led the first 12 laps of the 25-lap feature event ahead of Tim Senic and Bob Gordon.  By lap-10 Hardesty who had started in the fifth position worked through traffic moving past Tim Senic to take over the second spot.  With eyes on the lead; both Holbert and Hardesty where virtually side-by-side at the scoring loop. On lap-13 Hardesty was able to get the bit out of turn two to get the lead on the back stretch.

Hardesty shot out in clean air, and was able to take a commanding lead by lap-20. Both Holbert and Senic fell to second and third, that saw both drivers working hard for second. Senic was able to get around Holbert on lap-22 for second, followed by the #18 of Robbie Scott forth and the #M1 of Mel Minnick fifth.

(Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models) Cody Hardesty, Tim Senic, Billy Holbert, Robbie Scott, Mel Minnick, Bob Gordon, Gary Dalton, John Over, Danny Paugh, Bob Nelson, DNS: Bob Hershman

(Heat Winner) Robbie Scott, Cody Hardesty

(Recap)

Winner: Cody Hardesty

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Billy Holbert, 13-25 Cody Hardesty

# of Cautions: 0

(Powder Puff #2 Results)

(Chargers) Melissa Brinker

(Road Runners) Angel Hill, Jessica Beemen, Danielle Delorenzo, Katy Jones, Wanda Williams

Coming up on (Saturday, August 8, 2015)

KIDS – TAKE A LAP AROUND THE TRACK W/ CHARGER DRIVER Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Chargers ~ Roadrunners

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:45 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

RESULTS JULY 25, 2015

July 26th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (July 25, 2015) Jason Gibbs driving his The U Company/Werry’s Provisions/Lytle Construction #89 Street Stock held off a late race charge from Marty Spade to win his first feature race of the 2015 season on Saturday Night.

Gibbs sailed by Mark Peck on the start and led all 12-laps of Saturday night’s feature race. Spade who had originally started in the third had a miss handling #18 for the first several laps. With 5-laps in the books Gibbs was able to pull away from the field with a substantial lead only to see the caution on lap-5 for the spinning of Jim Byers. Now with the field set, Spade was gaining rapidly on Gibbs in the closing laps and came within inches of getting by Gibbs coming out of turn 4 for the final time; Gibbs crossed the finish line just ahead of Spade. Point’s leader Bob Nelson finished third, followed by Ryan Newman, and Barry Faris.

(Street Stocks) Jason Gibbs, Martin Spade, Bob Nelson, Ryan Newman,Barry Faris, Mark Peck, Jim Byers, Scott Bittinger

 (Heat Winner) Marty Spade

(Recap)

Winner: Jason Gibbs

Lead Changes: 1

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Jason Gibbs

# of Cautions: 4

In the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models seen RUSH Late Model standout, Mark Wells, on the pole position for the 20-lap feature event; with 2nd place starter Michael Duritsky on the outside was able to pass Wells on the opening lap before a two-car accident in turn two halted action.

When racing resumed, the next 5 laps went caution-free.  Duritsky continued out in front, while the battle was on for second, third and fourth, it was three-wide on lap four with Garrett Paugh and Troy Shileds moving into position.  Paugh began to close in on Duritsky on lap thirteen, while seventh starting Russel Baird cracked the top four getting past Bob Gordon.  Caution flew on lap-13 for the spinning Brad Ramsey in turn four which gave Paugh the opportunity to tighten the field on the restart. By lap fourteen Paugh caught Duritsky and snuck under the 90J of Duritsky off turn four for the lead.

Now in the lead Paugh quickly began to pull away, Shields passed Duritsky for second on lap 18.  Once in front, 2015 points leader Paugh wasn’t to be denied picking up the win in his Roy’s RV/ Romans Trucking/KNP Company/BB&T Trucking/Rocket Chassis – sponsored #03.  The victory was Paugh’s third High Gear Speed Shop RUSH victory of the season.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Troy Shields, Michael Duritsky, Russell Baird, Mark Wells, Clinton Hersh, Mike Opalinski, Bradley Ramsey, Braeden Dillinger, Mike Ott, DNS: Vince Masi Jr., Dylan Lewis, DQ Post Race Inspection Bob Gordon

(Heat Winner) Clinton Hersh, Braeden Dillinger

 (Recap)

Winner: Garrett Paugh

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-13 Michael Duritsky, 14-20 Garrett Paugh

# of Cautions: 6

In the ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL – 22 $1,200 to Win seen a demonstration of the diversity and strong competition in the Super Late Model ranks saw Elkins, WV Tim Senic winning the 22 lap ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL event picking up his third feature event of the 2015 season. Senic sat on the pull by winning the Dash with the driver of the #7 Billy Holbert on the outside. Holbert was able to move into the lead on the opening lap to lead the first sixteen laps.

With the laps counting down both Holbert and Senic put on a demonstration of diversity and strong competition racing side-by-side with Holbert taking the outside line and Senic the inside. Both drivers were in the lead at one point or another during the lap with Holbert having the lead at the scoring loop. On lap 17 Senic was able to find more speed at the exit of turn two which gave him the advantage into turn three to take the lead on lap 17.

“I’ve been looking forward to this race all season” Senic stated in winner circle. “Ernie was a good man and it’s an owner to win tonight in his memory”. Senic was able to hold off Holbert for the remaining four laps with Cody Hardesty finishing third and Bob Hershman forth.

(Ernie Jones Memorial Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models) Tim Senic, Billy Holbert, Cody Hardesty, Bob Hershman, Gary Dalton, Daris Deneen, Bob Gordon, DNS Michael Lake

(Time Trail Fast Time) Bob Gorden 16.287

(Dash Winner) Tim Senic

(Heat Winner) Cody Hardesty

(Recap)

Winner: Tim Senic

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-16 Billy Holbert, 17-22 Tim Senic

# of Cautions: 1

Justin Howell driving his Howell’s Collision Center #30 Chargers won his second feature of the 2015 season moving into second place in the points behind Charger point’s leader CJ Nicola.

With Ron Ramsey sitting on the pole for the 12-lap feature event, the Pretty Paws/Jacks Auto Serice/Yough Calley Chiropractic/Cresap Engines #25 driven by point’s leader CJ Nicola was able to get the lead to take the point for the first four laps. With caution on lap-4 for the spinning of #88 of Tanner Hauger, the #30 of Howell was able to get side-by-side with Nicola on the restart making slight contact with Nicola who was fighting for the preferred line to the entrance of turn one. Howell was able to continue his speed around turn one and two and made the pass on the back stretch. Howell was able to hold off Nicola for the remaining laps picking up the back-to-back feature win.

(Chargers) Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Tanner Hauger, Ron Ramsey

(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola

(Recap)

Winner: Justin Howell

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-4 CJ Nicola, 5-12 Justin Howell

# of Cautions: 2

In the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners the #65D Kimo’s Fresh Seafood/Schaffer Oil/Sher-O-Kee Resysling/Bootz Auto Service driving by point’s leader Todd Detrick picked up his second feature win of the 2015 season and the point’s leader over the 10-4 of Bob Fox. Detrick took the lead on the opening lap and led all twelve laps of the Road Runner feature. Finishing in second was Steve Frazier, in third Dustin Dietrick.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Todd Detrick, Steve Frazier, Dustin Dietrick, Bob Fox, Anthony Monteoarte

(Heat Winner) Steve Frazier

(Recap)

Winner: Todd Detrick

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Todd Detrick

# of Cautions 0

Coming up on (Saturday, August 1, 2015)

Super Late Model Special ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers

PLUS: POWDER PUFF ROUND #2 and OLD TIMERS NIGHT

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:45 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

FIRST ANNUAL $5.00 “PACK THE HOUSE” JULY 18th RESULTS

July 20th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (July 18, 2015) Roaring Knob Raceway Park “Pack the House” night seen some of the best racing of the season with Uniontown, PA Charger driver CJ Nicola picking up the feature win for the May 30th make-up race, followed by Road Runners make-up going to the #67 Bob Pluta. The best post race interview of the night goes to the feature winners of the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model Division Russell Baird Jr. who picked up his first feature win driving the #17, Blout Veterinary, Ford Business Machine, Blout Paving to victory lane. In the Street Stock Division seen Ryan Newman driving the #12 to victory lane and in the Chargers Division Justin Howell took his #30 to victory lane and Bob Pluta in the Road Runner Division repeated his performance picking up his second win of the night.

May 30th Make-Up Charger Feature

With a pack hill side and bleachers filled for fan appreciation “Pack the House Night” saw some incredible racing with the #30 of Justin Howell bringing the field to the 12-lap May 30th Make-up feature. Howell from the start had the lap speed holding of the #25 of CJ Nicola and the #88 of Tanner Hauger. Caution flew on lap-5 for the #8 of Scotty Herring, #33 of Ron Ramsey and the #36 of Wayland King. On the restart Howell was able to hold the lead but lost the handle of the #30 at the exit of turn 4 bringing out the second caution of the night and handing off the race lead to CJ Nicola. Once the cars were lined up, green flag was once again flown with Nicola in the lead. With laps counting down battle for position between Eric Miller in the XLR8 and Justin Howell in the #30 were side-by-side trading position for 2nd & 3rd, Howell was able to get around Miller for second moving Miller to third.

(Chargers) CJ Nicola, Justin Howell, Eric Miller, Ron Ramsey, Tanner Hauger, JT Baird, Scotty Herring, Wyland King, DNS Brandyn Schaum

(Recap)

Winner: CJ Nicola

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-5 Justin Howell, 6-12 CJ Nicola

# of Cautions: 4

May30th Make-up Road Runner Feature

Bob Pluta in his #67 continued the show the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners how to get around the 3/8th mile clay oval. With green flag flying at the start the #13 of Scott Critchfield was able to take the lead on the first lap and held of the charging #67 of Pluta who was working the outside line on the speedway. On lap-4 Pluta carried his speed into turn 3 and was able to get the inside line under Critchfield who took the outside line on the exit of turn 4. Pluta took the lead on lap-4 and was able to lead the remaining laps picking up the feature win.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Bob Pluta, Scott Critchfield,David Friend, Todd Detrick, Robert Fox, DNS Paul Koffler, Steve Settle, Andrew Pluta, Derek Quade, Randell Flanigan

 (Heat Winner) Bob Pluta, Paul Koffler

(Recap)

Winner: Bob Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Scott Critchfield, 4-12 Bob Pluta

# of Cautions: 0

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models did not disappoint the fans at Roaring Knob when they witness a nearly perfect 20 lap feature win for the family owned #17 RUSH Later Model driven by Russel Baird Jr. Baird Jr. took the green on lap-1 and was able to hold off the charging field of late models. Caution flew on lap-5 when Jennae Piper lost the handle on her #14 on the exit of turn 2. With the filed tightened up, Baird continued his flawless run holding off the #16 of Clinton Hersh. The last caution of the night flew on lap-8 for the stopping of the #66 of Mike Opalinski which ended his night with mechanical failure. Hersh had one last chance to make a move around the #17 of Baird but ran out of laps and time earning Baird with his first feature win.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Russell Baird, Clinton Hersh, Troy Shields, Garrett Paugh, Michael Duritsky, Braeden Dillinger, Mark Wells, Mike Ott, Vince Masi Jr.,Bradley Ramsey, Jennae Piper, Mike Opalinski, DNS Mike Cuthbert

(Heat Winner) Jennae Piper, Garrett Paugh,

(Recap)

Winner: Russell Baird Jr.

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Russell Baird Jr.

# of Cautions: 2

 Roaring Knob Street Stock division seen 2014 points champion Bob Nelson bringing the field to green for their 15-lap feature. Nelson driving his #99 led the first 10-laps when caution flew for the #31 of David Brunell who spun at the exit of turn 4. The caution provided the field to catch-up to race leader Nelson who had a substantial lead on the field. The #18 of Martin Spade who had started in the forth position was able to work his way through traffic and on lap-11 make the pass for the lead at the exit of turn 2 getting under the #99 of Nelson. Both the #18 and #99 running side-by-side through turn 3, contact was made between the two front runners with Spade spinning. Both drivers were placed to the trail handing the lead to third place runner Ryan Newman. Newman was able to hold off the field for the remaining 4-laps picking up the feature win.

 (Street Stocks) Ryan Newman,James Hauger, Joe Wrona, Martin Spade, Barry Faris, David Brunell, Bob Nelson Jason Gibbs, DNS Herb Karlinsey

 (Heat Winner) Bob Nelson

(Recap)

Winner: Ryan Newman

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-10 Bob Nelson, 11-15 Ryan Newman

# of Cautions: 3

Charger Division continued where they left off earlier in the evening providing the fans with side-by-side action. The #88 of Tanner Hauger took the lead on lap-1 and held off the door handle to door handle racing of CJ Nicola and the XLR8 of Eric Miller. Caution flew on lap-3 for the spinning of the #120 Scotty Brown. On the restart with Hauger in the lead, the #30 of Howell had an excellent restart and was able to get a run on the #88 machine. As laps were counting down and the #30 fighting a loose condition, caution once again flew on lap-8 for the #36 Wayland King who spun exiting turn 2. Now with the field covered by a postage stamp on the restart, Howell was able to maintain the lead and picking up the feature win.

(Chargers) Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Eric Miller, Wyland King, Kyle Burkholder, Scotty Herring, Scotty Brown, Tanner Haugor, JT Baird, Ron Samsey

(Heat Winner) Justin Howell, Tanner Haugor

(Recap)

Winner: Justin Howell

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Tanner Hauger, 4-12 Justin Howell

# of Cautions: 4

Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners seen the field run 12 laps without a caution and seen Bob Pulta pick up his second feature of the noght.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Bob Pluta, Nicholas Zborovancik, Scott, Critchfield, Steve Frazier, Dustin Detrick, Bob Fox, Anthony Monteparte, David Friend, DNS Todd Detrick

 (Heat Winner) Nicholas Zborovancik

(Recap)

Winner: Bob Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-4 Nicholas Zborovancik, 5-12 Bob Pluta

# of Cautions: 02

Coming up on (Saturday, July 25, 2015) ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL” Super Late Model Special – 22 Laps ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:30 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Mother Nature Win’s Friday Night’s Appalachian Mountain Speedweek – First Time Feature Winners on Saturday

June 7th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (June 6, 2015) Saturday nights racing provided the Roaring Knob fans with some of the best racing of the season, first up was the Street Stock make-up feature from May 30th that seen Roaring Knob Hall of Fame driver Jim Byers picking up his first feature win of the 2015 season. In the Charger division, Uniontown, PA CJ Nicola picked up his first victory of the year along with David Friend in the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners, Michael Lake in High Gear Speedshop RUSH Late Models and Cody Colflesh for the Knob’s Street Stock Division.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex promoter Rick Jones along with the Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Series made the decision to cancel Friday nights much anticipated Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek. “We worked hard all week getting the track ready for the Series” Jones stated. When talking with the Series officials, 2015 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will be known as the dampest. Roaring Knob was scheduled to be stop number four of the five race series. This week both Bedford and Path Valley Speedways were canceled because of weather. “Currently we are working with the Appalachian officials to bring the program back to the Knob on July 5th, paying the advertised $4,000 to win” Jones stated. We’ll still working out the details.

Despite the hard rain Roaring Knob received Friday night, Jones and staff worked hard all day Saturday preparing the race surface for race number 12 of the season. The track received several inches of rain Friday night forcing the cancelation of Friday night’s race. Turns three and four were several feet underwater making the 3/8th speedway a Pennsylvania farmers pond.

First on the Saturday night schedule was the Street Stock makeup feature from May 30th. With all the cars returning, had the 32 of Jim Byers next to the #89 of Jason Gibbs bringing the field to the green flag for the 15-lap feature. Gibbs driving his “The U Company, Werry’s Provisions, Lytle Construction #89 used the outside line to get around the #32 of Byers to lead the first lap. With the track in ideal condition allowed Gibbs to keep the lead through lap-14 when caution flew for the slowing #99 of Bob Nelson. With a green-white-checker restart, Gibbs went high off of turn 4 on the restart allowing Byers to get the #32 under the #89. With a drag race to turn one with Byers on the inside and Gibbs on the outside, Byers was able to move into the one spot at the exit of turn 2 holding off the pressure of Gibbs and picking up his first feature win of the 2015. In second was Jason Gibbs, 3rd Marty Spade, 4th points lease Greg Hauger, 5th Mark Peck.

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(Street Stocks) Jim Byers, Jason Gibbs, Martin Spade, James Hauger, Mark Peck, Barry Faris, Bob Nelson, Herb Karlinsey, Cody Colflesh

(Heat Winner) Jim Byers

(Recap)

Winner: Jim Byers

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-14 Jason Gibbs, 14-15 Jim Byers

# of Cautions: 1

In the very competitive Charger Division seen Uniontown, PA driver CJ Nicola pick up his first feature win of the 2015 season. Nicola 2014 Roaring Knob Champion drove his Pretty Paws, Jacks Auto Service, and Yough Valley Chiropractic #25 to victory lane Saturday night after a fierce battle with the #30 of Justin Howell and the #95 of JT Baird. Howell had the lead for the first 3-laps when he went high off of turn 2 giving room for the #25 of Nicola. Nicola maintained the lead with the top three running side-by-side, lap after lap. At one point all three front runners could be covered with a blanket. Late into the race with Baird and Haugor racing for second, provided Nicola the opportunity to pull away with a four car lead at the checker.

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(Chargers) CJ Nicola, JT Baird, Tanner Haugor, Eric Miller, Justin Howell, Scotty Herring, Brandym Shaum, Wyland King

(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola

(Recap)

Winner: CJ Nicola

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-3 Justin Howell, 4-12 CJ Nicola

# of Cautions: 1

Red flag flies as the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners as the field enter turn one at  the start of the feature  race. When the Newt’s York Bar & Grill, Cossell Automotive, Coffman Racing  #14 of Dustin Nutter made heavy contact with the inside barrier wall of turn one. The hit got the attention of chief official flagman Billy Simons. “Nutter hit the wall with a tone” Simons said over the tracks radio. Nutter exited the car uninjured but ended his night with a DNF.

On the complete restart Paul Koffler driving his #48 was able to hold off the field for the first 12-laps. Caution flew on lap-7 for the #24 Ed Derick who lost a wheel at the entrance of turn four.  The late race caution tightened the field and allowed the #65 of David Friend to take advantage of Koffler who got loose off of turn four on lap-11. Friend was able to get under Koffler on the final lap picking up his first feature win of the 2015 season.

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(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner)  David Friend, Paul Koffler, Todd Detrick, Robert Fox, Ed Detrick, Dustin Nuttier

 (Heat Winner) Paul Koffler

(Recap)

Winner: David Friend

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-11 Paul Koffler, 12 David Friend

# of Cautions: 2

With a full field of High Gear Speedshop RUSH Late Models on hand, Uniontown, PA driver Michael Lake sat on the pole position. With the green flag displayed, saw many of the Knob top  drivers competing for the front running position. Driving his High Gear Speedshop, Bobby Lake Motorsports #27, Michael Lake was able to hold off the S & S Communications, Davis Ford, Rodney’s Corner Café #11 of Troy Shields. With Shields in second, followed by third place runner #17 Russel Baird Jr, followed by #16 Clinton Hersh, and points leader Garrett Paugh went three wide at times. On lap-8 caution flew for the spinning of #15 of Jonathan Sines. With a single file restart Lake was able to pull away from Shields by a three car length lead. Caution flew for a second time for the stopping of the #61 Vince Masi. Lake was able to maintain his lead on the restart picking up his first feature win for the 2015 season. A flat tire ended the Reno’s Trailer Sales, Lee Supply Co. #66 of Mike Opalinski on lap-13, and mechanical issues ended the night of Roy’s RV Supercenter, Romans Trucking #03 of Garrett Paugh on lap-17. Shout out for the race team of the Iron Horse Logging, New England Trees #44 of Dylan Lewis. Lewis flipped his #44 during his heat race. The team was able to make repairs and have the #44 ready for the feature event.

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(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Michael Lake, Troy Shields, Russell Baird, Clinton Hersh, Noland Dalton, Michael Duritsky, Braeden Dillinger, Mark Wells, Mike Ott,  Chris Angelicchio, Jennae Piper, Garrett Paugh, Vince Masi Jr., Mike Opalinski,

Jonathan Sines, Dylan Lewis, DNS: Ryan Montgomery, Jason Skipper, Jeffrey Haynes

(Heat Winner) Russell Baird Jr., Michael Lake

(Recap)

Winner: Michael Lake

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Michael Lake

#  of Cautions: 2

You can describe the Roaring Knob Street Stock division as a very competitive division, with 2-3 wide racing and multiple winners continued Saturday night with the driver of the Thurby’s Riverside Ford, Sherman’s Old Ice Cream Parlor #28t driven by Cody Colflesh went to victory lane after a 15-lap feature event. Colflesh started on the outside of  the T2 of points leader Greg Hauger who took the lead on lap-1. With Colflesh in second, and side beside action with Hauger. On lap-2 contact was made between the two drivers at the exit of turn four with Hauger sustain damage to the T2 and ending his night. “I need to apologies to Greg” Coflesh stated in winner lane. “I didn’t mean to hit him”.  Colflesh lead up to lap-10 when 2014 champion Bob Nelson of the #99 was able to get around Coflesh for the lead only to have bad luck for the #99 when on lap-13 had a drive line issue ending Nelson night. Coldlesh inherent the lead and was able to hold of the charging #18 of Marty Spead and the #100 of Joe Kelly.

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(Street Stocks) Cody Colflesh, Marty Spade, Joe Kelly, Mark Peck, Jim Byers, Barry Faris, Craig Koteles, Herb Karlinsey, Bob Nelson, Jason Gibbs, Greg Hauger, Scott Bittinger

(Heat Winner) Bob Nelson, Cody Colflesh

(Recap)

Winner: Cody Colflesh

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-10 Cody Colflesh, 11-13 Bob Nelson, 14-15 Cody Colflesh

# of Cautions: 4

Coming up on (Saturday, June 13, 2015) Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Roadrunners, Chargers. May 30 make-up double features for Road Runners and Charger.s

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:00 – Racing 6:30 pm.  Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek set for 3 days of Super Late Model racing as the series visits Path Valley Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and Hagerstown Speedway this coming Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

June 3rd, 2015

Knob Flyer Appl Speed Week

The Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek heads for three great days of racing to close out the 2015 campaign. $60,000 plus point money will be on the line as the tour heads west to compete in 3 consecutive shows June 4th, 5th & 6th.

First up on Thursday evening the series will make it’s inaugural stop at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run Pennsylvania. The Super Late Models will battle for the first time on the high banked 1/4 mile bull ring. $4,000 of the $20,000 purse will go to the winner. The 40 lap feature will pay $400 to start. Also on tap will be the Mini Stocks battling for $600 to win.
All Gates open at 5:00 with Warn-ups at 7:30. For more information check out http://www.pathvalley.com

Then on Friday the tour will head to Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, the home of Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex to do battle for another $20,000 purse that will see the winner take home $4,000 for 40 laps worth of work. A part of the tour since its start in 2009 Roaring Knob will also open the gates at 5:00 with warm-ups at 7:30. The Street Stocks & Chargers are also on the card. ATTENTION TEAMS: PIT GATES WILL BE OPEN LATE THURSDAY NIGHT IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL RIGHT FROM PATH VALLEY AND SPEND THE NIGHT For more information check out http://www.roaringknob.com

The Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will wrap up its 7th campaign on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway. Like Roaring Knob, Hagerstown has been a part of Speedweek since its inception in 2009. A 3rd $20,000 purse is up for grabs as the Super Late Models are joined by the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks & Hobby Stocks. Racing is set to begin at 7:00. For additional information check out http://www.dirtcapitol.com

Cash awards for Fast Time (Ernie D’s Enterprises), Hard Charger (Dirt on Dirt.com) & Hard Luck awards (MBH Race Cars) will be given away at all 3 events as well as product from Booze Brothers Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing & Berheisel Race Cars.

Following the completion of the racing action Saturday, stick around as Loco-Motives presents its top 5 point drivers with Championship hardware and cash awards. The Paul “Huey” Wilcoxon Memorial Championship trophy will be presented to the champion in memory of the founder of MBH Race Cars.