Mike Knight is Dave Lundgren Memorial Winner at McKean Country Raceway!
Davis wins RUSH Touring event. Rhebergen, Ashcroft, and Mitchell also in Winner's Circle.
By Jay Pees
The Dave Lundgren Memorial for the NDRL ULMS Late Models took to the track with a twenty-two car starting field for $5000 to win in a thirty lap event. Boom Briggs and Mike Knight led the field with fast qualifier Robbie Blair and Ron Davies in row two. Knight charged into the lead with Blair coming to second on lap two. Three laps in saw the first caution appearing when Gregg Satterlee slowed on the front chute and pulled off turn one, done for the night. Blair battled Knight for the lead getting a bumper ahead at lap six but falling back behind Knight a lap later. Knight and Blair then distanced themselves from third place Briggs, who was having his hands full with fifth starting David Scott. Scott assumed the spot at lap twelve and began closing the gap on Blair, now two car lengths behind Knight. With nineteen in, Knight caught lapped traffic with Blair now right behind. Blair caught Knight at lap 23 in heavy traffic but caution appeared as Dutch Davies slowed on turn two just as Blair pulled alongside. For the Delaware restart it was Knight followed by Blair and Scott with Knight again leading Blair after a lap of green with clear track ahead of him. Knight went on to the win by a comfortable margin over Blair with Scott third, Tim Fuller was fourth with Dick Barton fifth.
Mike Peghar assumed fourth from Blair at lap seven while Martin opened a quarter lap lead by lap eight. At lap nine Martin was lapping the backmarkers while Davis and Singleton fought over second. At 21 laps into the event Martin slapped the front straight wall and then drove straight off the first turn, handing the lead back to Davis for the restart. Davis led the final laps, taking the win over Singleton, Blair, Peghar, and Chad Ruhlman.
The battle for fourth at this point was with Dave Hess and Ron Davies with Hess prevailing by the halfway point. At lap thirteen Bradley got back to second as Dixon spun with a flat right rear tire in turn three. Dixon changed the tire and rejoined the field. Hess and Davies raced side by side again for third until Mike Eschrich spun at lap seventeen, again slowing the field. In turn three on the first lap back under green Bradley got sideways, allowing both Hess and Davies to get by for second and third. With four to go, Bradley suddenly slid to a stop at the end of the back stretch, causing cars behind him to scatter but all got by ok. Bradley was pushed on into the infield. The sixth caution was for the Dan Sasso, spinning on turn four with three to go. The final yellow was for a spin in turn two by Bruce Powell who was then collected by Sasso. Rhebergen won the event followed by Davies. Vic Vena got by Hess on the final run to the checkers with Joel Watson filling out the top five. In Victory Lane Rhebergen noted this was his first McKean County Raceway win since 1992. With his third place finish Vic Vena took over the UEMS point lead.
NDRL Super Late Models Dave Lundgren Memorial:
Heat 1: Boom Briggs, Ron Davies, Vic Coffey, Gregg Satterlee, Dan Stone, Matt Lux, Greg Oakes, Mike Oakes
Heat 2: Mike Knight, David Scott, Chub Frank, Dutch Davies, Jason DuPont, Matt Urban, Chris Hackett, Brent Rhebergen
Heat 3: Rob Blair, Dick Barton, Tim Fuller, Russ King, Dave Hess, Bob Close, Rich Gardner
Feature: Mike Knight, Rob Blair, David Scott, Tim Fuller, Dick Barton, Ron Davies, Boom Briggs, Dan Stone, Vic Coffey, Chu Frank, Dave Hess, Russ King, Matt Lux, Jason DuPont, Matt Urban, Chris Hackett, Brent Rhebergen, Dutch Davies, Bob Close, Greg Oakes, Rich Gardner, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Oakes
RUSH Late Models:
Heat 1: Max Blair, John Lichy, Bryce Davis, Glenn Elliott, Cody Dawson, Justin Smith, Josh Jacoby, Rich Hemphill, Bill Mesler, Cody Mason
Heat 2: Matt Latta, Rick Singleton, Craig Dean, Doug Ricotta, Bob Kish, Bruno Mowrey, Zach Carley, Jorden Peters, Garrett Mott, John Haggerty
Heat 3: Butch Lambert, Dusty Waters, Mike Pegher, Chad Silleman, Lauren Longbrake, John Over, Brad Mesler, Scott Fitch, Paul Grigbsy
Heat 4: Joe Martin, Ed Carley, Chad Ruhlman, Adam Sixt, Ward Schell, Ryan Montgomery, Jamie Brown, Matt Harvey, Justin Tatlow
B-Main 1: Bruno Mowrey, Jorden Peters, Justin Smith, Josh Jacoby, Zach Carley, Rich Hemphill, Chad Silleman, Bill Mesler, John Haggerty, Cody Mason (DNS)
B-Main 2: Ryan Montgomery, John Over, Matt Harvey, Jamie Brown, Scott Fitch, Brad Mesler
Non-qualifier's race: Matt Harvey, Justin Smith, Rich Hemphill, Zach Carley, Justin Tatlow, Bill Mesler, Scott Fitch
Feature: Bryce Davis, Rick Singleton, Max Blair, Mike Pegher, Chad Ruhlman, Matt Latta, Ed Carley, Ryan Montgomery, Doug Ricotta, Jorden Peters, Butch Lambert, Glenn Elliott, Chad Silleman, Lauren Longbrake, Adam Sixt, Bob Kish Ward Schell, Craig Dean, Bruno Mowrey, Joe Martin, Cody Dawson, John Lichy
Heat 1: Kirk Bradley, Dave Hess, Steve Dixon, Carl McKinney, Ken Zimmer, Dan Sasso, Bruce Powell
Heat 2: Brent Rhebergen, Greg Johnson, John Woodward, Darren Tarabori, Scooter Pangrazio, Nathan Hill, Mike Eschrich
Heat 3: Randy Hall, Ron Davies, Al Brewer, Shane Crotty, Vic Vena, Joel Watson, Carl Ballinger
Feature: Brent Rhebergen, Ron Davies, Vic Vena, Dave Hess, Joel Watson, Scooter Pangrazio, Nathan Hill, Steve Dixon, Shane Crotty, Greg Johnson, Dan Sasso, Ken Zimmer, Carl Ballinger, Darren Tarabori, Kirk Bradley, Carl McKinney, John Woodward, Mike Eschrich, Randy Hall, Al Brewer
Close Racing Supply Street Stocks:
Heat 1: Josh Wilcox, Joe Chamberlain, Brad Ulman, Ted Mascho, #31,
Heat 2: Adam Ashcroft, Dennis Asel, Andy Michael, Randy Taylor, #00
Feature: Adam Ashcroft, Dennis Asel, Andy Michael, Brad Ulman, Josh Wilcox, Joe Chamberlain, Ted Mascho, Randy Taylor, #00, #31
Heat 1: Mitch Boylan, Larry Mitchell, Holden Heinemann, Michael Oakes, Denny Babcock, Richard Kline, Cody Egnar
Heat 2: Joe Boylan, Eric Canfield, Kurt Babcock, Chris Parr, #36, Aaron Bartas
Feature: Larry Mitchell, Eric Canfield, Chris Parr, Kurt Babcock, Mitch Boylan, Holden Heinemann, Aaron Bartas, Cody Egnar, Joe Boylan, Richard Kline, #36, Denny Babcock
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