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September 3, 2013

The Pit Pass: Raceway 7 ends season with Patriot 360 Sprint Tour

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CONNEAUT, Ohio — Ferree wins another one at Lernerville

SARVER — Alex Ferree’s name has been mentioned in this column many times this year. Friday night down at Lernerville Speedway he showed his fellow racers why he is the track champion in the Super Late Models. The 10th starting Ferree drove his No. 10 under Jared Milley on lap 20 to win his fifth feature of the year at the track.

Canadian Mat Williamson started third in the DIRTcar Big Block Modified feature and grabbed second place on lap one. On lap seven Williamson took over the lead from Dave Murdick and cruised on for the win over Brian Swartzlander, who had a strong second place finish. This is Williamson’s fifth feature win of the year and he took home the points championship trophy.  

Mike Lutz took off with the lead at the start of the 25-lap DIRTcar Sprints feature. By lap 10, Jumpin’ Jack Sodeman Jr. took over the top spot to go on for his fourth feature of the year at the ’Ville. Rod George finished second. At the end of the feature, Brandon Spithaler claimed his very first track championship of his career.   

In the DIRTcar Sportsman class, defending 2012 track champ Corey McPherson defended his title quite well this season, claiming his seventh feature of the season on Friday.

Lernerville Speedway has closed out its Fab Four Racing for the year. For the next three weeks, the track will have special Saturday night programs.

RUSH Series comes to the ’Burgh

CARNEGIE — The RUSH Late Model Touring Series held its manufacturers night at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway Saturday night. Forty cars showed up for the 24-car, $1,500-to-win, 25-lap feature. West Virginia driver Ryan Montgomery had been the driver to beat late in the racing season. Montgomery took off with the lead from the front row. On lap 16 Montgomery and Josh Holtgraver came together and as a result both drivers pitted to replace flat tires. That gave the lead to Tommy Schirnhofer Jr. of Pittsburgh. Montgomery came back out from the tire change and started charging to the front. By the end of the feature Schirnhofer crossed the finish line 2.585 seconds in front of Montgomery’s second place finish. This is Schirnhofer’s first RUSH Touring Series win.

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    Pitchers often get the most credit in shutout victories. And Emma Osborne, Katy Dunn and Emily Beddick have certainly been deserving for District 1.
    Its defense, though, has been equally deserving.

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  • Sliding into second District 1 remains unbeaten after two routs

    Becca Siple’s response to a question on Twitter may have said it all.
    “Best experience of my life,” Siple said, when asked by The Meadville Tribune via Twitter to describe her experience thus far at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament. Following her response was the hashtag #D1isfamily.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers camp Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.
    Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis — his fists full of Spence’s jersey — pulled them both to the ground.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • District 1 dominates at East Regional

    Outscoring its opponents 32-0, District 1 moved to 3-0 at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament on Monday with a pair of wins.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kissing the bricks Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
    Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roethlisberger OK with choice to wait on new deal

    There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks.
    And there are days when the Pittsburgh Steelers star sees the young faces surrounding him in the huddle and it seems like he can play forever.

    July 26, 2014

  • Teen doping Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

    Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.
    The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the past year. Turns out, what they bought was fake.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

    Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
    The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

    July 25, 2014

  • Haley Wise District 1 looking forward to bigger goals

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  • Meadville's magical season comes to an end

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