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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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Racing Notebook – Ohio Racing Gets Red Flagged; New Series from Stewart and Evernham plus Weekend Winner Recap



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PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Monday’s Pittsburgh Racing Now Notebook has details on new restrictions placed on events in Ohio plus Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham are teaming up to start a new series and we look back at the winners on track this past weekend.

New Restrictions On Events In Ohio:

  • The Ohio Department of Health has mandated activities to be limited in the state of Ohio due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. These restrictions are forcing Sharon Speedway to cancel this Saturday’s events, including the RUSH Late Model Series “Bill Forney Memorial”.  Sharon Speedway plans on resuming their 2020 schedule of events when the restrictions are lifted.

Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham Starting New Series:

  • NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham are teaming up to start a new racing series.  The Sports Business Journal first reported the deal, which includes former NASCAR executive George Pyne and sports agent Sandy Montag.  The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) will feature six races on short tracks and will include top drivers from a variety of backgrounds.  The SRX will be similar in scope the defunct IROC Series and is set to debut in 2021 and will be televised by CBS Sports.

Cole Custer Gets 1st Career Cup Win At Kentucky:

  • Stewart Haas Racing’s Cole Custer picked up his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday at Kentucky Speedway winning a thrilling battle on the last lap with saw Custer four-wide with Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr and Ryan Blaney.  Truex held on for second and Matt DiBenedetto finished third.

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Chip Ganassi Racing Sweeps Road America:

Larson and Conley Take Sharon Speedway wins:

Saturday Winners At Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:

  • Chas Wolbert picked up his second straight win taking the RUSH Sportsman Modified 15-lap main event. Keith Barbara picked up his first win of the season in the RUSH Late Model Dirt Series 20-lap feature.  Jason Fosnaught was victorious in the PPMS Pro Stock division.  Stephen Shelpman continued to dominate the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock division with another victory. Philip and Noah Bubeck were each victorious in the Four Cylinder and Young Guns divisions respectively.

Saturday Winners At Jennerstown Speedway:

  • Defending Track Champion, Teddy Gibala won for the first time this season in the Martella’s Pharmacies Late Model division of racing, becoming the fourth different winner in four events. Also celebrating in Stoney’s Beer Victory Lane were R.J. Dallape (Stoystown Auto Wreckers Modifieds), Aaron Van Fleet (Ron’s Collision Center Street Stocks), Dale Kimberly (Farmers Union Co-Op Chargers), and Evan Nibert (Somerset Trust Company Fast ‘n Furious 4-Cylinders).

Matt Kenseth’s New Colors For All-Star Race:

  • Wednesday’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway is going to feature a different style paint scheme that fans are not used to seeing on race cars.  The number and some sponsor placement is moving.  Here is a look at the McDonald’s Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 of Matt Kenseth:

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Larson Caps Ohio Sprint Speedweek With A Win At Sharon Speedway



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HARTFORD, OH (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Kyle Larson capped off Ohio Sprint Speedweek by winning the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Sharon Speedway on Sunday.

The victory was Larson’s third Ohio Speedweek victory and seventh All Star victory of 2020.

“This place is awesome,” said Larson. “Especially when it gets glass slick to the fence. I really enjoy coming to Ohio and running Ohio Speedweek. A big thanks to all of the fans for coming out and supporting your local dirt track racing.”

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Skylar Gee started on the pole and led the first nine laps before hitting the wall and ending his night, which gave Larson the lead for good.

Two time defending All Star Champion Aaron Reutzel was Larson’s biggest challenger. Reutzel chipped away at Larson’s near-two second lead as lap traffic and a tap of the wall by Larson helped Reutzel’s cause.  A last minute slider by Larson on lap 29 to put a lapped car between himself and Reutzel sealed the deal for the Paul Silva-owned No. 57.

“To watch him run that close to the wall and make contact and keep going is just crazy,” said Reutzel.  “I think I needed a caution-free run and additional traffic if I was going to get by Larson. I think I was a little better than he was in those long runs.”

Next up for the All Stars is a three race sweep through the Keystone State starting Friday night at Williams Grove.

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Cale Conley Wins Lou Blaney Memorial At Sharon Speedway



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HARTFORD, OH (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Cale Conley led wire-to-wire to win Saturday’s Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions “Lou Blaney Memorial” at Sharon Speedway.

The victory was a family affair as Conley is married to Blaney’s granddaughter Emma.  The win was also Conley’s first All Star victory.

“It took us a while, but I’m so happy to win here during the Lou Blaney Memorial,” said Conley.  “It’s such a special night for my wife’s family. Our little boy’s name is Louie, so this is really cool. To get my first All Star win in front of such an awesome crowd is cool.”

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Cory Eliason finished second followed by Rico Abreu and Aliquippa’s Tim Shaffer.  Danny Dietrich rounded out the Top 5.

Erick Rudolph picked up third straight BRP Modified Tour win.  Rudolph started 11th and held off challenges from Garrett Krummert and Brian Swartzlander.  Rex King Jr. finished fourth and Brad Rapp completed the Top 5.

Sharon will return to action tonight with Justin Snyder’s “Salute to the Troops” paying $6,000 to-win for the All Star Sprints in the finale of Ohio Speedweek. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will also be on the card racing for $600 to-win.

Gates open at 3 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying and racing at 7. General admission for those 14 and over is $25, which includes the infield fan zone. All veterans of war receive $10 off general admission. Kids 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

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