SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – AJ Flick passed Russ Sansosti on lap 8 and never looked back to pick up the People’s Natural Gas 410 Sprint Car victory last night at Lernerville Speedway.
Zach Morrow led the field to the green but was passed by Sansosti, who led the first 7-laps. Flick got by Sansosti and the battle was over for lead, but not for the podium. Sansosti hung on for second followed by Carl Bowser, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Jimmy Morris.
In the Diehl Toyota Big Block Modified feature, Jeremiah Shingledecker picked up his second straight win at The Action Track. Dave Murdick started on pole and looked strong throughout the race but Shingledecker got by Murdick on lap 22 en route to his third win of the season. Murdick finished second followed by Garrett Krummert, Brian Swartzlander and John Mollick.
The Precise Racing Late Model feature saw Colton Flinner pick up his first victory of the season. Kelvin Kohan, who has shown speed all season, led the field to the green flag but Tommy Beck grabbed the early lead. Jared Miley took the lead on lap 6 but it was short lived as he spun on lap 7 to bring out the caution. Flinner took the lead after that and put his car in Terry Bowser Victory Lane. Miley recovered to finish second followed by points leader Ken Schaltenbrand, Mike Pegher Jr. and Tyler Dietz.
Dietz visited lane in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks division. Mike Bordt led the race early, but Dietz took the lead after a caution on lap 8 that involved Joey Zambotti and Ryan Moyer. Corey McPherson made a late charge to finish second, Bordt finished third followed by Butch Lambert and Moyer.
Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
- (2) A.J. Flick
- (23s) Russ Sansosti
- (11) Carl Bowser
- (23jr) Jack Sodeman, Jr
- (4N) Jimmy Morris
- (250) Jared McFarland
- (55) Gary Kriess Jr
- (76) Davey Jones
- (12) Darin Gallagher
- (14) Jeremy Hill
- (27) Zach Morrow
- (4k) Bill Kiley
- (6) Todd Burgard
- (91) Sadie Siegel
Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
- (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker
- (61) Dave Murdick
- (29) Garrett Krummert
- (83) Brian Swartzlander
- (4J) John Mollick
- (18) Colton Walters
- (75) Jeff Miller
- (25) Chris Rudolph
- (13) Rick Regalski
- (71) Randy Chronister
- (65) Rex King
- (45) Steve Feder
- (27R) Dave Reges
- (165) Rex King Jr
- (A51) Bill Barr
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
- (48) Colton Flinner
- (10) Jared Miley
- (29) Ken Schaltenbrand
- (1C) Mike Pegher Jr
- (77) Tyler Dietz
- (81) Mike G. Miller
- (28c) Clate Copeman
- (B1D) Brandon Groters
- (B1) Brandon Wearing
- (41) Collin Burke
- (92) Jayme Beck
- (14r) Clay Ruffo
- (55) Chris Schneider
- (9) Clayton Kennedy
- (91T) Tommy Beck
- (15*) Kelvin Kohan
Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)
- (27) Tyler Dietz
- (C33) Corey McPherson
- (26) Mike Bordt
- (10) Butch Lambert
- (13x) Ryan Moyer
- (17) Sam Eichelberger
- (66) Joe Kelley
- (28y) Terry Young
- (25) Brett McDonald
- (35b) Jake Dietz
- (22j) Chase Lambert
- (29B) Scott Byers
- (310) Dale Tuche
- (948) Joey Zambotti
The Pittsburgh Racing Now Podcast – Episode 007
PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – This week on The Pittsburgh Racing Now Podcast, we talk with W Series and Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires driver Sabré Cook, who is also an engineer. We also talk with 3-time Lernerville 410-Sprint Car division Champion A.J. Flick. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Racing Notebook – Thursday, March 19: F1 Postpones Monaco; WoO Postpones Races and more
PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Formula One and the World of Outlaws are the latest sanctioning bodies to postpone races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The RUSH Sprint Car Series gets a new points fund sponsor and “Super Tex” taking care of his employees during a difficult time.
Formula One Postpones Monaco Grand Prix:
- Formula One has postponed three additional races because of the coronavirus pandemic including the Monaco Grand Prix. Also postponed were the Dutch and Spanish GP’s. The first seven races of the F1 season have now been postponed. The next race on the calendar is in Azerbaijan on June 7. F1 has moved the mid-season break from August to March and April and has extended the break from 14 to 21 consecutive days. The F1 season is scheduled to end with the Abu Dhabi GP on Nov. 29, but could be extended to fit in some of the postponed races.
World of Outlaws Postpones Races:
- The World of Outlaws has postponed all NOS Energy Sprint Car and Morton Building Late Model races through March. The sanctioning body hopes to reschedule the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races originally planned for Friday, March 27th at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN and Saturday, March 28th at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. The World of Outlaws will continue to monitor developments across our nation and make decisions on future events when appropriate.
A.J. Foyt Racing To Pay Employees During COVID-19 Shutdown:
- A.J. Foyt Racing is continuing to pay their employees despite temporarily shutting down their race shops in Texas and Indianapolis due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Our biggest concern is for the health of our communities and our employees, so we are closing the race shops for the time being,” said Larry Foyt, president of A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Inc. “I want to thank our partners and sponsors for their support and understanding during these extraordinary times. Many people will face some difficult challenges in the coming days. A.J. and I wish everyone the best, and we look forward to going racing again when the time is right.”
The RUSH Sprint Car Series Gets A New Points Fund Sponsor:
- The RUSH Racing Series announced that Equipment Rental Options are stepping up to be the sponsor of the RUSH Sprint Car Series weekly championship points fund, replacing original points fund sponsor Bonnell’s Rod Shop. The RUSH Sprint Car Series opens their 2020 season May 2 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Read our complete story here.
Equipment Rental Options To Sponsor RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Championship Point Fund
PULASKI, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The RUSH Racing Series has announced the Equipment Rental Options has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Championship Points Fund for the RUSH Sprint Car Series.
The 2020 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship will feature 30 RUSH Sprint Car events concluding with the “Steel City Stampede” at Lernerville Speedway on October 17.
Equipment Rental Options is co-owned by current RUSH Sprint Car racer, Arnie Kent. Kent, who got his start in Micro Sprints before moving up the Sprint Car ladder, won the division’s first ever race in 2018 at Lernerville.
“We’re very thankful Arnie has stepped up with his Equipment Rental Options so we can maintain the lucrative point fund,” said Vicki Emig, RUSH Racing Series Director. “Arnie has been a longtime friend of both Mike (Leone, RUSH Director) and myself as well as many of our racers, and we’re really looking forward to being able to promote his growing business!”
Equipment Rental Options currently has two locations in western Pennsylvania; one in Hermitage and another in New Castle; Equipment Rental Options will be moving into a larger facility at 3587 Clover Lane just off Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle this summer.
Bonnell’s Rod Shop had been the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship during the first two years of the division’s inception. In fact, their sponsorship allowed the point fund to grow to more than $20,000 after the program was originally announced back in 2017.
“We have to thank Scott Bonnell for his unwavering support of the RUSH Sprint Cars,” said Emig. “Scott was behind the concept from day one, had a car in the Series, and offered financial support to grow the point fund without us even approaching him. We know he will remain a strong proponent of the Series.”
The RUSH Sprint Car Series Season Opener is scheduled for May 2 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.