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Tyler Erb Tops Tuesday at East Bay

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(Gibsonton, FL January 26, 2021):   Tyler Erb captured the second night of action in the 45th WInternationals at East Bay Raceway Park presented by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. After squandering the opportunity to win the opener, the young driver from New Waverly, TX noted “we had a good car last night, we just didn’t get to show it.”
Fog rolled in just before the start of the A Main. That, coupled with the rising tide in the nearby bay, “made it a little greasy on the bottom,” Terbo said. “I watched (Brandon) Sheppard on the bottom and I had to be there with the win.”
There was a dramatic finish to the race, though. After passing leader Brandon Overton with just two laps left, Erb faced a stiff challenge from Sheppard on the outside. Overton was still in the mix, so the fans were ready for a three-car battle to the finish. However, as Erb came off turn four steaming toward the checkers, the yellow light flashed on because Sheppard had cut down a right rear tire and came to a stop. “I thought that would have made a great TV thing,” Erb said with a laugh. “It didn’t hurt me to do it again.”
Tanner English and Brian Shirley occupied the first row for the 30 lap feature. Other heat winners, Kyle Bronson and Sheppard, and Overton and Shane Clanton, were right behind. Blair Nothdurft and Hudson O’Neal were in row four. Tyler Erb abd Gregg Satterlee were next. Mason Zeigler and Tim McCreadie lined up in row six.
On the opening lap, Shirley burst into the lead. However, Clanton got sideways entering turn two and that made other racers scramble for openings. Four cars were collected, with the heaviest damage being sustained by McCreadie and Satterlee when their cars came together by the outer wall. Another four-car tangle happened just a couple of laps later but it did not have such dire consequences.
While there was no rhythm to the first third of the race, Shirley continued to lead. English continued in second and Overton was in third. Sheppard, Bronson and Erb were mixing it up for the fourth spot.
Overton went from third to first on a restart with eight laps complete. He survived another caution and led more than a dozen green flag laps before Erb went by. During that long run, Sheppard and Erb worked past Shirley while Bronson and Richards also advanced.
Erb took the win holding off Overton for that final lap. Shirley was third, with Richards edging out Bronson for fourth. English was sixth. Johnny Scott was seventh. O’Neal, Devin Moran, and Tyler Bruening completed the top ten.
English was fastest in Group A at 14.499. Shirley was best in Group B and overall, at 14.256. Mike Marlar, Kyle Strickler, and Mark Whiener scored the wins in their B Mains. There was no Strawberry Dash due to the third B Main. Six provisionals made up the balance of the 30 car field.
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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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