Ryan Montgomery won the RUSH special feature at
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on July 12, 2014!
Results for July 12
at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday,
July 12, showcased some of the best drivers around in the
Tri State Championship Sweeney Chevrolet/Pace Performance
GM 604 GM Engine Giveaway RUSH Tour Sizzler, with Fairmont,
WV's Ryan Montgomery taking the win, and Robbie Marhefka
walking away with the brand new engine. Keith Barbara took
the checkered flag in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model
feature. The night also featured the 410 Winged Sprints,
with Jack Sodeman winning the race by a comfortable margin.
Bill Robertson earned his second victory of the season at
PPMS in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman division, and Joe
Podolinsky and Karlee Kovacs repeated their winning ways
in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock and Imperial Heights
Garage Young Guns features.
evening started with 37 Rush Crate Late Model drivers vying
for position in 4 separate heat races; Ryan Montgomery,
Justin Lamb, Ben Policz and Andrew Wylie each finished first
in their race. Two BMain races followed shortly thereafter,
with drivers jockeying for the final spots in the main event
later in the evening. Joe Martin of Mayport, PA took the
top spot in the first BMain and local driver Daryl Charlier
was the winner in the second BMain. A four lap dash had
drivers John Waters, Nico Dabecco, Steve Beatty and newly
married Laura (Lukon) Pastorak battling it out for position
in the feature. The Rush Crate Late Model feature showcased
26 drivers in the 25 lap main event. Seventeen year old
Ryan Montgomery started on the pole and never looked back,
earning the win - his 5th victory in his last 6 appearances
at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. He was followed
by Andrew Wylie, Russ Kolesar, Nico Dabecco and Chad McClelland.
A non-qualifier race was also held for drivers that did
not make the feature, and Eric Wilson of Cortland, OH was
Barbara of South Park had a questionable start when he advanced
a number of positions at the beginning of the Diehl of Robinson
Super Late Model feature but was able to hold on and avoid
a 2 position penalty to earn his first victory of the season
at PPMS. Alex Ferree, last week's feature winner, experienced
car trouble and took his car to the pits early in the feature,
and his dad, Ed Ferree soon followed, also plagued by car
trouble. Brandon Burgoon, John Mollick, Steve Baker and
Colton Flinner rounded out the top five. Barbara and Alex
Ferree each won in the heats.
winged 410 Sprint cars made a return appearance this night
also, with Jack Sodeman earning the win. Brandon Matus was
in pursuit the entire feature but couldn't quite catch the
leader. They were followed by Carl Bowser, Mike Lutz and
Adam Kekich. The heats were won by Brandon Spithaler and
Robertson dedicated his second victory of the season to
his mom, who passed away earlier in the week. Robertson
started 5th and worked his way through the pack to take
the lead on lap 11. Christian Schneider, who started last,
also made his way through the pack but couldn't catch the
leader and ended up finishing second. Vince Laboon, Nick
Kocuba and Jake Simmons followed. Schneider and Simmons
won the heats.
Joe Podolinsky returned to victory lane again to claim another
win in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock feature event.
Dave Sheriff, Steve Pyeritz and Hannah Ramsey followed.
Podolinsky also won the heat race.
Kovacs continues to impress each week, earning her second
career victory in as many weeks in the Imperial Heights
Garage Young Gun feature event. Karlee started at the back
of the pack in the field of eight cars and shot to the front
by lap two, passing Devin Black, who just could not catch
Karlee. The rest of the cars battled for position in some
great racing behind the leaders. David Ostrander, O.B. Huff
and Michael Jackson followed Kovacs and Black at the end,
with Marc Simmons, Jonathan Miller and Jarrett Sugar rounding
out the field.
Results for June 14, 2014
weather gave way to some great racing Saturday night at
Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Jared Miley took
the checkers in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model feature,
while Corey McPherson held on to a commanding lead to claim
his first ever victory in the Precise Racing Products Rush
Late Model division. Montour High School's 17 year old Christian
Schneider finished first in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman
feature, and making his first appearance this season, Joe
Podolinsky of Oakdale won in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby
Stocks division. The Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns
class produced another first time winner Saturday night
- Michael Jackson. Kelvin Kohan continued to dominate in
the ¾ Late Model division by adding another victory
to his total for the season.
first heat in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models had
Colton Flinner finishing first, with some hard racing for
position going on behind him. Michael Norris finished second,
followed by Steve Baker, Ed Ferree and Jim Stephens. John
Mollick started on the pole in the second heat and dominated
the entire 10 laps to finish first with an average speed
of 124.73 mph, followed by Lynn Geisler, Jared Miley, Mike
Johnson and Ben Miley. After the re-draw, the top two positions
were held by Lynn Geisler and Jared Miley. Jared took the
lead on the first lap and battled to hold onto that spot
with the veteran driver, but eventually he pulled away and
was able to take the checkered flag at the end. This was
Jared's 26th late model victory at PPMS. Meanwhile, drivers
behind the first two battled for position in some great
racing, with Michael Norris, Steve Baker, and Mike Johnson
changing spots throughout the 25 lap event. Alex Ferree,
who had car problems and did not participate in the heats,
started in the 14th spot and charged his way through the
crowd to finish 5th. In the end, it was Miley, Geisler,
Baker, Norris and Ferree in the top five. Brandon Burgoon
competed in his heat but was not able to take part in the
feature after the rear end in his car broke.
DaBecco took first place in the first of two heats in the
Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model division, and Corey
McPherson of Tarentum passed Justin Lamb on lap five to
take the checkers in the second heat of the night in the
class. Starting second in the feature, McPherson charged
to the front and dominated the race to claim his first victory
ever in a Rush Late Model and at PPMS. While the rest of
the field couldn't catch him, they jockeyed for position
throughout the feature, and in the end the remainder of
the top five included Steve Beatty, Mark Moats, Jr., Daryl
Charlier and DaBecco.
Simmons and Christian Schneider finished first in their
heats in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman class, and the
feature had Nick Kocuba of Imperial, starting in the pole
position. However, in the end, it was Schneider who took
the checkered flag after starting 8th. Kocuba finished second
in his best race of the season after being plagued by car
troubles earlier in the year. They were followed by Bill
Robertson, Simmons and Vince Laboon.
Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks had Joe Podolinsky claiming
victory in both the heat race and in the feature event.
This was Joe's first appearance this season after a devastating
fire earlier in the year destroyed his race car. Podolinsky
was followed by Steve Pyeritz, Dave McManus, Dylan Bolind,
and Hannah Ramsey.
Jackson of South Park started on the pole in the Imperial
Heights Garage Young Gun 10 lap feature event, which showcased
10 Young Gun drivers, the most ever. Jackson, 16, was able
to hold onto the top spot and earn his first victory ever
in the division. He was closely followed by David Ostrander,
Devin Black, OB Huff, and Dave Ostrander.
Kohan continued his dominating driving style to take the
checkers in the ¾ Late Model event, averaging 105
mph. Jim Thompson and Chris Kohan finished second and third.