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Championship Night At Lernerville Speedway

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SARVER, PA – (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Three track championships on tap Friday night at Lernerville Speedway as Fab4 Racing takes to The Action Track.

The tightest points battle is in the Diehl Automotive Big Block Modified division where seven-time Champion Brian Swartzlander and two-time Champion Rex King Jr. enter the night tied in points.  Rex King is also still in the title hunt only 14-points back.  Dave Murdick sits in fourth place 23-points back.

Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds:

  1. Brian Swartzlander – 351
  2. Rex King Jr. – 351
  3. Rex King – 337
  4. Dave Murdick – 328
  5. Garrett Krummert – 312

The Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks division is also ultra-tight.  Tyler Dietz carries a five-point lead into action over second place and defending Champion Corey McPherson.  Third place Joey Zambotti still has a shot at the Championship as he is only 18-points back.

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks:

  1. Tyler Dietz – 357
  2. Corey McPherson – 352
  3. Joey Zambotti – 339
  4. Ryan Moyer – 326

Three drivers are battling for the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints division.  2016 Champion Jack Sodeman Jr comes into the fight with an 11-point lead over Carl Bowser (pictured above).  Don’t count out AJ Flick who sits 17-ponts out of the top spot.

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Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints:

  1. Jack Sodeman Jr. – 329
  2. Carl Bowser – 318
  3. AJ Flick – 312

Congratulations to Ken Schaltenbrand who won the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model Championship last Friday night.  The battle tonight is for second and third place.  Jared Miley sits in second place, five-points ahead of third place Tyler Dietz. Mike Miller sits in fourth place followed by Colton Flinner and Kelvin Kohan.  Expect a fierce battle as any of those five drivers has a mathematical shot for the runner-up spot.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

  1. Ken Schaltenbrand – 316
  2. Jared Miley – 259
  3. Tyler Dietz – 254
  4. Mike Miller – 249
  5. Colton Flinner – 241
  6. Kelvin Kohan – 237

Fans will be treated to fireworks following the racing courtesy of Butler County Tourism.

The Lernerville Kids Club will be holding a candy scramble and will also lead the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Kids Club meets at 6:30 p.m. under the turn four grandstands and is free for all children.

Pits open at 4 PM with the grandstands opening at 5 PM.  Racing starts at 7:30 PM.

Adult general admission is $15, $12 for Seniors, $10 for students ages 11-17 and children 10 and under receive free admission.

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Gravel Seizes Opportunity to Win Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway

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SARVER, PA (September 26, 2020): David Gravel capitalized upon the misfortune of Sheldon Haudenschild to win the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway. It was the Connecticut driver’s fourth World of Outlaws win at the Action Track.

“Sheldon was the class of the field, until he blew the tire we were going to run second,” Gravel observed. “I didn’t know where he was racing, he must have been setting a torrid pace around the top.” Indeed, Haudenschild was doing just that. He had amassed a lead in excess of seven seconds moments before the right rear tire let go with just over a lap and a half remaining in the contest.

“Ten years ago, I would have been running around the top until I went off the track,” Gravel noted. “But, after watching Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) win races here, I learned to race this track like they do.”

Gravel also noted that the car was not very good when they unloaded this night, but the crew kept adjusting and it was very comfortable for him come feature time.

Kerry Madsen and Sheldon Haudenschild were on the front row for the 35 lap A Main. Daryn Pittman and James McFadden held the second row, with Kraig Kinser and Gravel in row three. Carson Macedo and Brad Sweet were in row four, while row five belonged to Parker Price-Miller and Logan Schuchart. Shane Stewart and Jacob Allen had row six reserved.

Haudenschild wasted no time blasting into the lead. James McFadden followed him on the rim into the second spot, but he could not maintain the rapid pace set by the leader. Madsen settled into third, with Pittman, Kinser, Macedo and Schuchart in tow.

Haudenschild was quite comfortable riding the outside groove around the track. McFadden kept him in sight, but he was no factor to challenge for the lead.

With Haudenschild and McFadden racing all alone out front, the battle was for the third position between Madsen and Pittman. Pittman, recently reunited with his former car owner, Mike Heffner, claimed the third position by lap ten and he was hustling around the inside trying to make up ground on the leaders. Gravel was following him in the march toward the front.

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While they succeeded in closing in on McFadden, Haudenschild’s car was getting smaller and smaller as the laps clicked off. “I lost my rhythm in the middle part of the race,” McFadden explained. He was being pressed by Pittman and later, Gravel, for the second position.

Gravel moved into the second spot on lap 33, moments before Haudenschild’s tire exploded. He got the point for the restart, but he still had to hold off McFadden and Pittman for the remaining two laps.

“I lost some air pressure in the (right rear) tire under he caution, and the car was better after that on the restart,” McFadden commented. While he was able to maintain pace with Gravel, he could not mount a challenge for the victory.

After Gravel and McFadden came Pittman. “We’re thrilled with that,” he said. “For us, it’s like a win.

There were a couple of mistakes that I’d like to clean up,” he added. But, he did not get the opportunity to do so in the pair of laps left in the dash to the checkers.

Logan Schuchart was fourth, with Madsen crossing in fifth. Sweet was sixth, followed by Kinser, Macedo, Allen, and Schatz.

The hard charger was Cap Henry, who was plus eight on the night.

Heat winners were Daryn Pittman, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, and Kerry Madsen. Madsen was the dash winner. Carl Bowser topped the C Main. The B Main went to Cale Thomas. The evening’s fastest qualifiers were Price-Miler, who topped Group A with a lap of 12.746, and Kinser, who was best in Group B with a round of 12.961.

Justin Clark won the 20 lap A Main for the Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 feature. The midwest invader prevailed over Ryan Lynn, Dylan Shatzer, Robbie Bartchy, and Jimmy Morris. Heat wins went to Bartchy, Clark, and Shatzer. There was no B Main.

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Schneider Wins Wee Willie White Memorial as Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Crowns Champions

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Ashley Moyer

IMPERIAL, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Chris Schneider held off Daryl Charlier to win the Wee Willie White Memorial for the ADMAR Pro Stocks Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Schneider took home the checkered flag but Dave McManus and Daryl Charlier took home the Pro Stocks Championship for car owner Ben Laboon.

Chas Wolbert was victorious in the RUSH Sportsman Modified feature, beating Kole Holden and Ayden Cipriano to the checkered flag.  Tony Tatgenhorst and Chelsie Kriegisch rounded out the Top 5.

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Mike Duritsky was victorious in the RUSH Late Model feature, holding off the hard-charging Logan Zarin, who started fifth and Tommy Schirnhofer, who started sixth.  Pole-sitter Nico Dabecco finished fourth and Michigan’s Colby Beighey rounded out the Top 5.

Ben Policz took home his second straight RUSH Late Model Dirt Series Championship.

Stephen Shelpman beat Joe Anthony and Gary Koteles to win the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks feature, claiming his fourth straight track Championship in the process.

Brothers Philip Bubeck and Noah Bubeck took home feature wins in the Four Cylinders and Young Guns divisions, winning track Championships for the Washington, PA family.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars At Lernerville Speedway Tonight For The Commonwealth Clash

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Trent Gower

SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars invade Lernerville Speedway tonight for the annual “Commonwealth Clash”.

Brad Sweet won last year’s clash and enters tonight’s race with a 44-point lead in the Championship standings ahead of Logan Schuchart.  Sweet padded his points lead with a third place finish Friday night at Wayne County Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild (pictured above) took home the victory Friday night at Wayne County, the Wooster, Ohio native’s home track.  The victory was Haudenschild’s sixth of 2020 but his first Series win at home.

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“It means the world, man,” Haudenschild said. “I’m just so happy to race here, let alone win. It’s just amazing.  It’s truly a dream come true.”

Donny Schatz, the winner of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in July, comes into the race third in points, 90-points back of the top spot.

Fans interested in going to tonight’s Clash can click here for tickets.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Cars are also on tonight’s schedule. Pits Open at 4 p.m.,  Grandstands at 5 p.m.; Hot Laps followed Immediately by Time Trials 6 p.m; Racing at 7 p.m.

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