SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Rex King Jr put on a dominant performance winning the Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds feature in Saturday’s Steel City Stampede at Lernerville. Jeremiah Shingledecker finished second followed by Garrett Krummert and Lernerville track champion Brian Swartzlander. Chad Kemenah held off a hard-charging Carl Bowser to win the Peoples Gas DIRT Car Sprints feature with John Garvin coming home third. Russ King overcame a hard charging Max Blair to take the honors in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models while Chris Schneider stayed on top of the Open Pro Stocks for 20 laps, collecting his second $1,000 feature win at Lernerville this season.
In RUSH action, Blair bested a strong and deep field of Late Models to collect the $2,000 feature win while Zach Morrow overcame a strong performance from Kevin Ruhlman to collect the victory in the RUSH Sprint Car main event. In RUSH Sportsman Modified action, Eric Gabany found Terry Bowser Victory Lane for his first career Stampede victory.
In UMP Modified racing, Brian Ruhlman ruled the field en route to victory in the 20 lap, $1,000 to win main event. Meanwhile, Ty Rhoades dominated the field of Elite Modifieds on hand. Greg Doborosky managed to take yet another victory in 305 RaceSaver Sprint Car action and in the 4 Cylinder main event, Philip Bubeck pulled of a major upset when he defeated four time winner Eric Boozel with a late race pass to collect his first Stampede victory.
324 cars had participated and 14 belt buckle trophies were awarded as the area racing season came to a close at The Action Track.