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Lukon, Dietz, Wolbert and Weaver Take Wins at Lernerville

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SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Kyle Lukon picked up his first Lernerville victory taking home the RUSH Late Model Main event Friday night.

Lukon and John Mollick traded slide jobs lap after lap midway through the event to the delight of the Lernerville crowd.  Lukon eventually prevailed with Mollick coming home in second place.  Joe Martin rounded out the podium and Logan Zarin came home fourth.

Tyler Dietz picked up his second Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Pro Stocks victory passing Mike Miller on a late restart following a caution for Noah Brunell, whose car slowed after leading much of the race.

Corey McPherson, Joey Zambotti and Joe Kelly rounded out the top 5 with Brunell falling back to seventh.

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Chas Wolbert couldn’t be touched in the RUSH Sportsman Modified feature.  Wolbert led all 20-laps so the real battle was for the rest of the podium.

Tony Tatgenhorst and Rob Kristyak battled it out for the second spot with Tatgenhorst prevailing.

In the RUSH Sprint Car feature Jeremy Weaver used lap traffic to get by leader Brian Woodhall to take the victory.  Woodhall finished second and Kevin Ruhlman finished third.

Prior to the race the track and drivers honored the late Brandon Hawkins with a missing man formation and four wide salute.  Drivers also went into the stands and collected $4,200 for Hawkins family.

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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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