RESULTS JULY 25, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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