Meadville Tribune


August 28, 2013

The Pit Pass: Blair wins tour stop in Marion


MARION CENTER — King Jr. wins wild one at Sharon

HARTFORD, OHIO — Rex King Jr. of Bristolville, Ohio, ran second for most of Saturday’s Big Block Modified feature at Sharon Speedway. But he wouldn’t let leader Ricky Richner gain any distance from him. Then as the two approached lapped traffic on the final lap, Richner lifted off the throttle just enough for King to make a daring pass first place, taking the checkered flag by .085 seconds for his third feature win of the year at Sharon.

In the RUSH Late Models,  Sharpsville driver and last years point champ Wil Thomas III claimed his fourth feature of the season at Sharon. Thomas is still in the hunt for this year’s points race, trailing Albion’s Denis Lunger Jr. by 29 points.

Another Bristolville driver, Joe Gabrielson, took the top spot in the 15-lap E-mod feature. Gabrielson started seventh and put his driving skills to work to overtake last week’s winner, Scott Stiffler.

In the Stock Cars, Paul Davis of Fowler, Ohio, won his third feature of the year Saturday night. Davis had to wait almost until the end of the racing season to claim it, though. He won two features in the first four weeks of the season, and finally made it back to victory lane on Saturday.

It was another win for Bristolville, Ohio, in the Econo Mods, as Jeremy Double brought the feature trophy home, after beating his season-long rival Jason Eucker across the finish line.

Finally, in the Mini Stocks, Travis Creech of Niles, Ohio, won his fifth feature of the year in the 12-lap main event.

Ferree takes Super Late title at Lernerville

SARVER — Saxonburg’s Alex Ferre claimed his fourth Super Late Model feature of the year and also laid claim to the title of 2013 Super Late Model Champion at Lernerville Speedway on Friday.

In the DIRTcar Sprints, Wayne County, Ohio driver Andrew Palker made the trip to Lernerville for the second time in his career and drove right past Jack Sodeman Jr. for his first feature there.

In the DIRTcar Modifieds, Leechburg’s Brian Swartzlander added another notch in his belt as he won his 81st career feature. He is still in the chase for the points championship.

In the Sportsman class, Joe Kelly has been the bridesmaid this year, but never the bride.

That all changed Friday night as he won his first feature win of the year at the ’Ville.

Holtgraver wins Sprint Champions event

MERCER — I have to apologize, because in last week’s article I said that Mercer was taking this past weekend off. I was wrong. The All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints competed there Saturday night. Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver has had a hot shoe as of late and he didn’t have any problems taking control late in the event, besting Lernerville’s Friday night winner Andrew Palker.

Fowler, Ohio’s Jimmy Morris took off at the start of the Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature and never looked back.

In the Open Street Stocks, Tim Bish came from out East to Mercer to get in some lap time before the last big event of the year there — the Little Guy Nationals, Sept. 20 and 21. And Bish found the going was good, winning the 15-lap feature.

Finally, Jamey Lee took the checkered flag in the Mini Stock feature.

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