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Lernerville Speedway Racing Preview: July 19, 2019

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Zambotti PRN -- John Sitvason

SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The Championship battles are as hot as it is outside as the Fab 4 Racing revved up with Marburger’s divisions take to the dirt tonight at Lernerville Speedway.

It doesn’t get any tighter than the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds division with Brian Swartzlander and Rex King Jr. tied atop the standings.  Swartzlander has 2-wins on the season and King Jr has one.  Rex King sits in third place a mere 7-points out of the lead.  Garrett Krummert sits 23-points back and Jeremiah Shingledecker is in the hunt as well.  Shingledecker, who also has 2-wins, is 30-points out of the top spot.  The battle for this title could come down to the final weekend.

Brian Swartzlander – 230
Rex King Jr. – 230
Rex King – 223 (-7)
Garrett Krummert – 207 (-16, -23)
Jeremiah Shingledecker – 200 (-7, -30)

The Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks division is ultra-tight with just 3-points separating Joey Zambotti and second place Corey McPherson.  Tyler Dietz is also in the hunt, 7-points behind McPherson and 10-points behind Zambotti.  All three drivers have two wins on the year.  Ryan Moyer is in striking distance as well, 20-points out of first place.  This division is another one that could come down to the last race of the year.

Joey Zambotti – 255
Corey McPherson – 252 (-3)
Tyler Dietz – 245 (-7, -10)
Ryan Moyer – 235 (-10, -20)

The Peoples Natural Gas Sprints division is just as competitive as ever.  AJ Flick sits atop the standings with Jack Sodeman Jr a mere 13-points out of the top spot.  Don’t count out Carl Bowser who sits in third, 20-points behind Flick.  Sye Lynch and Ralph Spithaler are also in the hunt with Lynch 35-points out and Spithaler 40-points out of the first place.  Sodeman Jr. and Lynch each have 2-wins on the year and Bowser has one.

AJ Flick – 232
Jack Sodeman Jr – 219 (-13)
Carl Bowser – 212 (-7, -20)
Sye Lynch – 197 (-15, -35)
Ralph Spithaler – 192 (-5, -40)

The Precise Racing Late Model division is not as tight for the top spot but the battle from 2nd through 8th is very tight.  Ken Schaltenbrand is the leader going into tonight.  Schaltenbrand leads 2nd place Jared Miley by 32-points.  Right behind Miley is Kelvin Kohan, who is 10-points behind Miley.  Michael Norris sits in third place but since he is running for Clint Bowyer Racing in the Midwest, Norris will not be in the field tonight so the standings will definitely see changes.  Mike Miller and Tyler Dietz are separated by only one point and are 4 and 5-points out of Norris’ spot.  Colton Flinner is 19-points behind Miller and Dietz, with Clayton Kennedy four points behind Flinner.  Schaltenbrand and Miley have each visited Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane this season.

Ken Schaltenbrand – 220
Jared Miley – 188 (-32)
Kelvin Kohan – 178 (-10, -42)
Michael Norris – 171 (-49)
Mike Miller – 167 (-4, -53)
Tyler Dietz – 166 (-1, -54)
Colton Flinner – 148 (-18, -72)
Clayton Kennedy – 144 (-4, -76)

Pits open at 4 p.m., Grandstands open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.  Adult general admission is $15, $12 for Seniors and $10 for students ages 11-17.

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