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Rex King Takes BRP Modified Tour Win Friday Night At Lernerville’s Modified Mania



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SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The Modifieds took center stage Friday night at Lernerville Speedway on a perfect summer night for racing.

Rex King started on the pole position of the BRP Modified Tour feature and was leading when the first caution flag flew on lap 13 with Phil Vigneri in second place followed by Dave Murdick in third and Garrett Krummert in fourth.

Disaster struck for Krummert when he stopped on the track on lap 19 bringing out the caution flag with King still out front.

King dropped the hammer on the restart with Brian Swartzlander moving into second place with 15-laps to go.  King managed to hold Swartzlander off and led all 35-laps to put his car Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane.  Swartzlander finished second followed by John Mollick in third.  Rex King Jr. finished fourth followed by Dave Murdick, who rounded out the top 5.

In the UMP E-Modifieds feature, Dennis Lunder Jr. took the checkered flag followed by Chris Basich in second and Carl McKinney in third.  Jonathan Taylor brought it homme in fourth and Butch Lambert rounded out the top 5.

In the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds feature, Blaze Myers was leading when the first caution flag flew on lap 6 with Josh Deems right behind in second place.

Deems took the lead away from Myers and was out front when the second caution flag flew on lap 13 with Rob Kristyak, Myers and Krummert the top 4.

Kristyak took the lead on 14 after the restart but the caution quickly flew the next lap with Krummert now in second place.  Krummert made a charge on the restart but Kristyak was able to hold him off for the victory.

In the Elite E-Modified feature, Alan Dellinger started on the pole, but Ty Rhoades got a great start and led lap one.  Dellinger and Rhoades went at it the entire feature, but Rhoades was able to hold him off and make the trip to Victory Lane.  Chris Schneider finished third followed by Dustin Demattia in fourth and Jeremy Double rounded out the top 5.

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