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Gerster, Gibala, Aiello, VanFleet Among Winners At Jennerstown Speedway

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JENNERSTOWN, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Brian Gerster held off Jimmy McCune following a restart with 2-laps-to-go to win the “Must See Sprint Car Series” feature Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway.

McCune, a former series Champion, led most of the 30-lap feature but Gerster was able to get around him on a restart and then was able to hold him off when the roles were reversed. Joe Liguori came home third followed by series points leader Anthony McCune in fourth and Charlie Schultz finished fifth.

Teddy Gibala was victorious in the Late Model feature.  Gibala and points leader Albert Francis staged an epic battle racing side-by-side for six laps, swapping the lead three times in the process with Gibala coming out on top.  Francis settled for second followed by Barry Awtey in third.  Gibala trails Francis by six points in the Championship hunt with Awtey a mere nine points back with one race left in the season.

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Anthony Aiello earned his division-leading fourth victory of 2020 by holding off R.J. Dallape in the Modified feature.  Tom Golik finished third followed by Adam Henry and pole sitter Doug Glessner.

Aaron VanFleet outlasted Josh Coughenour to pick up his third win of the year in the Street Stock feature.  Casey Fleegle charged from his tenth starting spot to round out the podium.’

Steve Singo took home the checkered flag in the Chargers feature while Michael Saler was victorious in the 4-Cylinders feature.

The final night of “5 Division Racing” takes place Saturday, September 19th and will decide the Jennerstown Champions.  Racing action begins at 6pm. For more information visit www.jennerstown.org.

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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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