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Krummert, Dabecco, Charlier and Magill Take Wins at PA Motor Speedway

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IMPERIAL, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Garrett Krummert passed Rob Kristyak in the waning laps to twin the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds feature Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Krummert started fifth and worked his way through the field as Kristyak encountered lap traffic and the pair swapped the lead back and forth until Krummert was able to pull away to pick up his second win of the year at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile”. Kristyak held on for second with Chas Wolbert in third, Eric Gabany in fourth and Connor King rounded out the top 5.

In the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series feature Nico Dabecco took home the checkered flag, edging out Tommy Schirnhofer by 0.061-seconds.  Logan Zarin and Schirnhofer staged a battle for the second spot before Schirnhofer was able to get by to go after Dabecco.  The pair raced side by side with Schirnhofer getting into the wall at one point.  Zarin finished third followed by Bobby Springer in fourth and Eric Hamilton Jr. in fifth.

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Daryl Charlier captured the checkered flag in the PPMS Pro Stocks feature, outlasting Nick Kocuba, AJ Poljak and Justin Lamb and Ryan Moyer.

Frank Magill won his first career Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock feature after taking the lead on the first lap.  Magill started fifth but rocketed through turns 1 and 2 to take the lead down the backstretch.  Stephen Shelpman, who started eighth, worked his way up to the second spot followed by Marcus Simmons in third, Kayla McManus in fourth and Ben Anton rounded out the top 5.

Andy Garlinger took home the victory in the Four Cylinders feature and Susie Rudolph won again in the Young Guns feature.

Next week at PPMS is the Summer Sizzler Series event will take place with the Miley Motor Sports Rumble for the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series along with the RUSH Sprint Car Series, the RUSH Sportsman Modified Dirt Series, along with the weekly series divisions including the PPMS Pro Stocks, the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks, the Four Cylinders, and the Young Guns. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m., and the racing action will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets and information is available at www.ppms.com.

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All Star Circuit of Champions returning to Lernerville Speedway for 2-events including Don Martin Memorial

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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.

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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.”

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Western PA Speedweek to return in 2022

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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.

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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.

 

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Lernerville Speedway not on World of Outlaws schedule in 2022

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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.

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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.

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