Congratulations to everyone honored at the 2014 PPMS Awards Banquet held on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Results for August 23, 2014
Charlier of Midway took top honors in the Jook George Classic
Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model division Saturday
night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Other
feature winners were Alex Ferree in the Diehl of Robinson
Super Late Model class, Chris Schneider (filling in for
Christian Schneider) in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman
division, Steve Pyeritz in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock
class, Devin Black in the Imperial Heights Garage Young
Guns division, and Kelvin Kohan in the ¾ Late Models.
evening started off with qualifying for the Precise Racing
Products Rush Late Models, and Waynesburg's Ben Policz earned
the fastest qualifying time. Two heats followed, and Russ
Kolesar and Daryl Charlier each finished first, both looking
like strong contenders for the feature event. As the green
flag dropped, Corey McPherson took the lead after starting
on the pole position. However, after a number of cautions
starting on lap 9, McPherson fell back and never regained
the momentum he opened up with. Meanwhile, Charlier took
over the lead on lap 10 and was able to hold on to earn
the win in the Jook George Classic. At the finish, he was
followed by Tommy Schirnhofer, Ben Policz, Kyle Lukon and
Josh Holtgraver. The 8C of Dusty Curry finished 12th in
the main event, but was penalized and moved to last place
after it was discovered that a driver change took place
(Dennis Curry was driving), and race officials were not
Mollick and Colton Flinner each took first in their heats
in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model class. Flinner
and Steve Baker started the feature event in the top two
spots. After the first lap, Ben Miley was involved in a
hard crash going into turn one. The veteran driver was done
for the evening. As the field lined up to take the green
flag again, Alex Ferree rocketed to first and held on to
take the checkered flag, his 16th career victory at PPMS.
Rounding out the top five were Mollick, Brandon Burgoon,
Baker and Flinner.
Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman heats were won by Chris Schneider,
who was driving the M5 for Christian Schneider, and Bill
Robertson. The main event displayed some great racing and
jockeying for position with Schneider taking the lead on
lap 5. At the finish, it was Schneider, Nick Kocuba, Bill
Robertson, Todd Weldon and Drew Koteles in the top positions.
leader Steve Pyeritz continued his winning ways, earning
the win in both the heat and feature in the Miley BP Car
Wash Hobby Stock division. Pyeritz started in the top spot,
and on lap 4 Dave Sheriff made a pass and took over the
lead until Pyeritz took it back on lap 11. Hannah Ramsey
finished third, followed by John Wiser and Dylan Bolind.
Devin Black took the lead on the first lap in the Imperial
Heights Garage Young Guns feature and was able to hold on
for the win and add to his points lead. Four time feature
winner Karlee Kovacs retired to the pits with a flat tire,
and Michael Jackson of South Park also experienced car trouble.
Black held off a challenge from O.B. Huff, who finished
second. Marc Simmons, Dale Tuche, and David Ostrander followed
at the finish.
Kohan earned the win in both the heat and feature in the
¾ Late Model race. Carl Kohan and Colton Flinner
both had car troubles and did not start the feature; Chris
Kohan and Jim Thompson finished second and third respectively.
26th Pittsburgher 100 is fast approaching; Dirt's Monster
Half Mile will host an open practice session on Friday,
September 12. The two day racing extravaganza will start
on Saturday, September 13 and will showcase a 50 lap $5,000
to win Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model event. A Rush
Tour Event will follow that night, along with racing in
the Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and ¾ Late
Model features. Sunday, September 13 will be the $5,000
to win Herb Scott Memorial, and features in the Rush Pro
Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and ¾
Late Model divisions. All tickets are available online at
www.showclix.com/event/pittsburgher. Camping permits must
be printed and registered; details are available on www.ppms.com.