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Carl Bowser takes 410 Sprint Car Win At Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway



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IMPERIAL, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Carl Bowser picked up the victory in the Falconi Moon Township Automotive 410 Sprint feature Saturday night at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Bowser’s late-race pass of Dan Kuriger, who led the most laps, secured the victory.  Kuriger grabbed the early lead with Jack Sodeman in second and Bowser settling in third place.  Bowser passed Sodeman for second place on lap 8.  Lap 15 saw Bowser get by Kuriger and lead the rest of the way to the checkered flag. Kuriger finished second and Sodeman finished third.

  1. Carl Bowser (11) – Freeport
  2. Dan Kuriger (08) – New Brighton
  3. Jack Sodeman Jr (91) – North Jackson, OH
  4. Brandon Spithaler (22)
  5. Brandon Matus (13) – Wampum
  6. Darin Gallagher (12) – Butler
  7. Henry Malcuit (70)
  8. Brent Matus (33) – Wampum
  9. James Morris iii (4N) – Fowler, OH
  10. Frankie Nervo (21N) – Stow, OH
  11. Eric Williams (4W) – New Waterford, OH
  12. Steve Haefke Jr. (12X)
  13. Gerald Harrhogan (23C)
  14. Russ Sanscsti (23)

Connor King was victorious in the RUSH Modified 20-lap feature.  King started on outside of the front row and took the early lead with Kole Holden and pole-sitter Rob Kristyak giving chase.  King led wire-to-wire to pick up his first career PPMS RUSH Modified victory.  Holden finished second and Kristyak finished third.

  1. Connor King (19) – Morgantown
  2. Kole Holden (2) – Tiona
  3. Rob Kristyak (00) – Bristolville, OH
  4. Garrett Krummert (10S) – Ellwood City
  5. Chas Wolbert (C3) – Howland, OH
  6. Eric Gabany (4S) – Mercer
  7. Joshua Alan Deems (9D)
  8. Jessica Kriegisch (63) – Ellwood City
  9. Jim Bryce (44) – Harmony
  10. Cameron Nastasi (615) – Hubbard, OH
  11. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) – Columbiana, OH
  12. Jacob Jordan (28J) – Aliquippa
  13. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) – Ellwood City
  14. Clayton Deans (55)
  15. Joe Gibson (19G)
  16. Greg Porter (25) – Bristolville, OH
  17. Gage Priester (71)
  18. Nathan McDowell (11G) – Greenville
  19. DNS Teddy Williams ii (818)

John Mollick picked up his third PPMS RUSH Late Model Dirt Series victory going wire-to-wire. Mollick started on the pole with two-time defending champion Justin Lamb on the outside of the front row.  Mollick was challenged early by Ron Hall and Tommy Schirnhofer.  Midpoint found Christian Schneider and Ben Policz working their way into the top 4 but Mollick was too strong and held off all challengers to take home the checkered flag. Lamb finished second and Policz rounded out the podium.

  1. John Mollick (60M) – Toronto, OH
  2. Justin Lamb (93X) – Findlay Township
  3. Ben Policz (14B) – Rices Landing
  4. Christian Schneider (1ST) – Warren, OH
  5. Ron Hall (01) – Hookstown
  6. Bobby Springer (42S) – Clinton
  7. Josh Stoica (22J) – New Cumberland, WV
  8. Paul Jablonski (3J) – Carnegie
  9. Nico Dabecco (F1) – Verona
  10. Brandon Lott (47) – Plum
  11. Eric Hamilton (33)
  12. Tommy Schirnhofer (8S) – Dormont
  13. Bill Kessler (09) – Freedom
  14. DNS D.J. Nakutis (31) – Beallsville
  15. DNS Bryan Hoffman (15H) – Imperial

A.J. Poljack started on the pole and took home the victory in the PPMS Pro Stock feature, his first PPMS win of the season.  Josh Langer finished second and Joel Johns finished third.  The race was slowed by an early caution when Mike Harris lost control coming off turn four and collected Danny Rich.  Nobody was hurt.

  1. A.J. Poljak (36) – Baldwin
  2. Josh Langer (11) – Imperial
  3. Joel Johns (M5) – Murrysville
  4. Heath Close (77) – Shaler
  5. Mike Harris (18) – Bridgeville
  6. Danny Rich (67X) – Imperial

Next Saturday at PPMS the RUSH Sprint Cars Series takes center stage along with the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the PPMS ProStocks, 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 starts at 7 p.m.

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