SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Mother Nature may have won out last weekend but the chase for track Championships continue tonight as Fab4 Racing returns to The Action Track.
The tightest battle is in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified Division where six drivers are separated by a mere 32-points. Brian Swartzlander, an seven-time track Champion, sits in the top spot, 13-points ahead of Rex King Jr. with Rex King Sr. right behind the pair. Garrett Krummert is in fourth sport, 22-points behind Swartzlander and 9-points ahead of Dave Murdick. Jeremiah Shingledecker is right there as well, 2-points behind Murdick and 32-points out of first.
Diehl Automotive Big Block Modified Standings:
- Brian Swartzlander – 288
- Rex King Jr. – 275
- Rex King Sr. – 273
- Garrett Krummert – 266
- Dave Murdick – 257
- Jeremiah Shingledecker – 255
Equally tight is the battle in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks Division where Corey McPherson holds a seven point lead over Tyler Dietz. Joey Zambotti is in third place 14-points out of the lead and seven points behind Dietz. Ryan Moyer is in fourth place, eight points behind Zambotti and 22-points behind McPherson.
Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks Standings:
- Corey McPherson – 289
- Tyler Dietz – 282
- Joey Zambotti – 275
- Ryan Moyer – 267
The Peoples Gas DIRTcar Sprints division has three drivers who have distanced themselves from the rest of the field. AJ Flick come to The Action Track with some momentum after winning the Living Legends Dream race last weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Flick sits 16-points ahead of second-place Jack Sodeman Jr. Carl Bowser is carrying some momentum as well. Bowser is coming off a second-place finish last Saturday at Sharon Speedway. Bowser trails Sodeman by 6-points and is only 22-points out of the top spot. Sye Lynch sits in fourth followed by Jimmy Morris and Ralph Spithaler. That trio is only separated by 5-points.
Peoples Gas DIRTcar Sprints Standings:
- AJ Flick – 269
- Jack Sodeman Jr. – 253
- Carl Bowser – 247
- Sye Lynch – 197
- Jimmy Morris – 194
- Ralph Spithaler – 192
In the Precise Racing Products Late Model division Ken Schaltenbrand has a healthy 28-point lead on second place Jared Miley. Kelvin Kohan has a 1-point lead on Chuck Miller and a three-point lead on Tyler Dietz in fifth place. Colton Flinner is in sixth, 5-points out of fifth and eight points out of third.
Precise Racing Products Late Model Standings:
- Ken Schaltenbrand – 253
- Jared Miley – 225
- Kelvin Kohan – 196
- Mike Miller – 195
- Tyler Dietz – 193
- Colton Flinner – 188
Pits open at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Adult general admission is $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for students ages 11-17 and children 10 and under get in for free.
For more information visit www.lernerville.com.
All Star Circuit of Champions returning to Lernerville Speedway for 2-events including Don Martin Memorial
SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) is returning to Lernerville Speedway in 2022 for two nights of action including the Don Martin Memorial XXXI.
The All-Stars will make their first appearance at ‘The Action Track’ on Friday, April 29. The appearance will mark the series return to Lernerville for the first time since 2019 as COVID-19 cancelled their 2020 appearance and rain washed out this year’s visit.
On July 6th the All-Stars will return for the $25,000-to-win ‘Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXXI’, one of the most prestigious Sprint Car events in the history of the sport.
“We’re very excited to bring in the All-Stars and their thrilling brand of high-level Sprint Car racing” said Lernerville Speedway General Manager Mike Lysakowski said in a statement. “I have always been a fan of the All-Stars and for 2022, we had more freedom in choosing a date for this year’s Silver Cup. We believe we have chosen a date that is very conducive to bringing both national and regional Sprint Car aces to Lernerville.”
Western PA Speedweek to return in 2022
SHIPPENVILLE, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Western PA Speedweek is returning for 2022 following a successful reboot earlier this year.
The five consecutive nights of winged 410 Sprint Car action will see the best regional drivers vying for an A-Main feature purse that is increasing to $14,000 with $3,000 going to the winner each night and a $300 minimum to start!
The action takes place Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA), with the round-trip total clocking in at exactly 259 miles from beginning to end.
The group time trial format used last season was extremely popular with both drivers and fans alike, and will also be utilized again in 2022.
Ryan Smith of Fleetwood, PA is the defending Speedweek Champion after winning two features and a podium in three events in 2021.
Lernerville Speedway not on World of Outlaws schedule in 2022
SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Lernerville Speedway, a fixture on the World of Outlaws tour since their inception in 1978, is not on the Outlaws schedule for 2022. The fate of the Don Martin Silver Cup is unknown at this time.
Lernerville officials were planning for two NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car events as well as a World of Outlaws Late Model event for 2022 and were shocked and surprised when the schedule was released on Monday.
Pittsburgh Racing Now has reached out to World Racing Group, the parent company of the World of Outlaws, for comment but have not received a response as of publication.