Kole Holden wins RUSH Modifieds!eriez
Blair, Knight, Eicher, Miller, McGuire, and Hall get feature wins!
Hammett, PA (August 6, 2017): A warm, sunny sky greeted Eriez competitors and fans for the RUSH Modified special Sunday. Although some rain was felt during the final feature all events were run in their entirety. The Rush Modifieds had their first-ever appearance at Eriez with weekly series points leader scoring the win. Veteran Max Blair captured his third Plyler Overhead Door Super Late Model feature. Mike Knight for his first Bonnell Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Model feature win of the season while Gary Eicher got his first Ran-Den Excavating E-Mod win of the year. Kyle Miller scored his first-ever feature win in the Conway & O’Malley Tires & Service Economod finale and defending champion Chris McGuire captured his second checkered flag in the Nelson Lynwood Nursery finale. The night-capper was the Kandy’s Gentlemen’s Club Challenger feature won by Roger Hall in a side by side finish with defending champion Andy Proper.
Chris McGuire and Don McGuire, both past champions, started the Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stock feature at the front of the line-up with defending champion Chris McGuire taking the lead at the end of lap one and John Boardman coming to second. On lap two Brad Church spun in turn three, slowing the event under yellow. Chris McGuire continued to lead after green again was in the air, with Don McGuire, the current points leader, heading pitside. Chris McGuire continued to stretch his lead on his way to his second win of the season. Boardman wound up second with Brandon Groters third, Jimmy Kennerknecht fourth, and Bill Applebee was fifth. With the win Chris McGuire will take over the points lead with only two nights of points racing remaining.
Kyle Miller and Bobby Vogt were the front row for the Conway & O’Malley Tires & Service Economods but Keith Felicetty got into the turn one wall on lap one, negating the start. Mitch Wright spun in turn four on the next try to get the race running. When the race resumed Vogt led Geoff Conn, Miller, Jason Brightman, and Dustin Eckman back to green. Miller came from third to the lead at the end of two. Jason Brightman spun in turn four at ten complete, slowing the race for the second time. Miller brought the field back to green with Vogt, Conn, Eckman, and Brandon Blackshear filling out the top five. Another yellow flew with three to go, setting up another restart. Yet another yellow flew when Mitch Wright and Casey Harmon spun in turn four. Miller, the 2016 Sharon Speedway Rookie of the Year, battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, went on to the win, his first-ever, over Vogt, Conn, Eckman, and Blackshear.
Mike Knight and Darrell Bossard brought the seventeen car Bonnell’s Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Models to green with Knight taking the immediate lead. Bossard ran second in the early going with Matt Latta third. Latta was alongside Bossard at the halfway point and solidly in second at eleven laps. At six to go Knight caught the tail end of the field. Brady Raynor did a “360°” spin coming out of turn two at fifteen complete and kept moving but not before yellow was shown for the first time in the event. With four to go Paul Norman spun into the infield on the front straight, again slowing the race. Knight handily led the remaining distance for his first win of the season over Latta, Bossard, John Waters, and Andy Boozel.
Kole Holden and Chas Wolbert brought the RUSH Modified feature to green but several cars tangled in turn four. Jacob Jordan wound up getting towed pitside but the others were all able to continue. Wolbert edged ahead at the completion of two laps. With five laps left Shayne Izzo and Kyle Martell got together on the front straight with Martell winding up in the wall and requiring a tow to the pits. Holden came back to challenge again for the lead with two to go. Wolbert then spun in turn four on his own setting up a two lap run to the checkers. Holden went on to the win over Shayne Izzo, Brandon Ritchey, Brian Sandler, and Anthony Gillespie.
Dave Hess Jr and Doug Eck brought the Plyler Entry Systems Super Late Models to green with Hess jumping out to the early lead in quest of his third win of the season. Eighth-starting Max Blair used the outside line to get by Eck for second at lap eight and quickly closed the distance on the leader. At halfway Hess had a two-length lead with David Scott now in third. Blair tucked his nose under Hess at sixteen laps and was even at the line then about a foot in the lead at lap seventeen. At the checkers Blair had a half-straight lead on Hess with Scott third, Jake Finnerty fourth, and Greg Oakes fifth.
The Ran-Den Excavating E-Mods were led to green by Gary Eicher and Justin Carlson. Eicher jumped into the early lead with Carlson in second. At halfway Eicher was lapping the back-markers with a near quarter lap lead over Carlson. McGee was third at thirteen laps with David Scott and Joel Watson fighting over fourth. At the white flag McGee was challenging for second but Carlson held on to the spot by half a car-length. Watson won the battle for fourth with Scott settling for fifth.
The final event of the evening was the Kandy’s Gentlemen’s Club Challenger feature with Joe Syzmanski and Charles Morris leading the way to green. At the end of lap one several cars got together with the result being Chuck Rush of Lake Mary, FL hard into the wall with Andy Proper and Zack Eller also involved. Rush was treated for minor injuries by the track safety crew. The lap was deemed not complete so a complete restart was called. The race restarted as rain began falling. Charles Morris led lap one then Aaron Cole spun in turn two but restarted but very slow on back straight so yellow was shown. At green Morris again led to turn one but it was Roger Hall showing the way at the end of two with Andy Proper coming to third from tenth on the grid. At four complete Josie Tolon and Bob Swanson got together in turn two with Tolon winding up at the edge of the track in the infield bringing yellow again over the race. Hall led back to green with Proper challenging, side by side at the halfway point. Hall and Proper stayed next to each other through lap six with Hall again holding the edge at seven laps. At the white flag Hall had a the lead but Proper fought back, coming up short by inches. Dylan Greene wound up third with Zack Eller fourth and Morris fifth.
Eriez Speedway will not be in action Sunday August 13 but will host the World of Outlaws Late Models on August 20! The Eriez Kart track WILL run next Sunday, August 13.
Plyler Entry Systems Super Late Models:
Heat 1: Max Blair, Bump Hedman, Doug Eck, Steve Kania, Greg Oakes, Matt Lux, Darrell Bossard, Rich Gardner
Heat 2: David Scott, Dave Hess Jr, Breyton Santee, Jake Finnerty, Bob Dorman, Chris Hackett, Ward Schell, Bobby Rohrer
Feature: Max Blair, Dave Hess Jr, David Scott, Jake Finnerty Greg Oakes, Darrell Bossard, Breyton Santee, Steve Kania, Matt Lux, Chris Hackett, Rich Gardner, Bob Dorman, Doug Eck, Ward Schell, Bob Rohrer, Bump Hedman (DNS)
Bonnell Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Models:
Heat 1: Darrell Bossard, Breyton Santee, Kyle Zimmerman, Mike Knight, Scott Gurdak, Jason Genco, Ryan Scott, Randy Raynor, Matthew Sipes
Heat 2: Andy Boozel, Matt Latta, John Waters, Khole Wanzer, Mike Lozowski, Hunter Hulley, Paul Norman, Robert Mitchum III
Feature: Mike Knight, Matt Latta, Darrell Bossard, John Waters, Andy Boozel, Jason Genco, Breyton Santee, Kyle Zimmerman, Khole Wanzer, Scott Gurdak, Ryan Scott, Hunter Hulley, Mike Lozowski, Matthew Sipes, Robert Mitchum III, Brady Raynor, Paul Norman
Ran-Den Excavating E-Mods:
Heat 1: David Scott, Joel Watson, Gary Eicher, Steve Simon, Casey Bowers, Steve Rex, John Boyd, Jarrod Silvis, Calvin Thompson
Heat 2: Mike McGee, Mike Kinney, Justin Carlson, Alan Atkinson, Bob Page, Troy Johnson, Brian Stino, Steve Sornberger Jr
Feature: Gary Eicher, Justin Carlson, Mike McGee, Joel Watson, David Scott, Steve Simon, Bob Page, John Boyd, Troy Johnson, Alan Atkinson, Steve Rex, Casey Bowers, Steve Sornberger Jr, a Mike Kinney, Brian Stino, Jarrod Silvis, Bill Taylor, Calvin Thompson
Conway & O’Malley Tires and Service Economods:
Heat 1: Dustin Eckman, Bobby Vogt, Jason Brightman, Justin Sax, Al Brewer, Matt Alexander, Gary Murphy, Casey Harmon, Ashley Rogers
Heat 2: Geoff Conn, Mitch Wright, Brandon Blackshear, Kyle Miller, Zack Lenart, Keith Filicetty, Mike Boyd, Gary Olson
Feature: Kyle Miller, Bobby Vogt, Geoff Conn, Dustin Eckman, Brandon Blackshear, Mike Boyd, Matt Alexander, Gary Olson, Justin Sax, Ashley Rogers, Gary Murphy, Casey Harmon, Mitch Wright, Keith Felicetty, Zack Lenart, Al Brewer (DNS)
Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stocks:
Heat 1: Michael Reed, Brian Crandall, Brad Church, Don McGuire, Eric McCray, Darr Diegelman, Brent Crandall, Darrin Waldron
Heat 2: Chris McGuire, Brandon Groters, Bill Applebee, John Boardman, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Tony Marotto, Garrett Calvert, Gary Fisher
Feature: Chris McGuire, John Boardman, Brandon Groters, Jimmy Kennerknecht, Bill Applebee, Eric McCray, Darr Diegelman, Brian Crandall, Wesley McCray, Brent Crandall, Tony Marotto, Brad Church, Gary Fisher, Darrin Waldron, Mark Hopkins, Don McGuire, Michael Reed, Garrett Calvert
Kandy’s Gentlemen’s Club Super Challengers:
Heat 1: Skip Jackson, Roger Hall, Chris Horton, Charles Morris, Josie Tolon, Tim Fisher, Rick Weaver, Aaron Marcy, Jeff Nunemaker, Bob Swanson, Beau Robinson, Dalton Eggleston
Heat 2: Andy Proper, Chuck Rush, Zack Eller, MacKenzie Eggleston, Dylan Greene, Joe Syzmanski, Nick Robbie, Michael Gehlhausen, Aaron Cole, Jessica Harvey, Wes Stull
Feature: Roger Hall, Andy Proper, Dylan Greene, Zack Eller, Charles Morris, Jeff Nunemaker, Chris Horton, Joe Syzmanski, Michael Gehlhausen, Aaron Marcy, Nick Robie, Bob Swanson, Dalton Eggleston, Jessica Harvey, Beau Robinson, Rick Weaver, Tim Fisher, Josie Tolon, Aaron Cole, Mike Barr, Chuck Rush, MacKenzie Eggleston, Skip Jackson, Wes Stull (DNS)
Heat 1: Kole Holden, Jeremy Weaver, Brian Sadler, Gary Haupt, David Kalb Jr, Jacob Jordan
Heat 2: Chas Wolbert, Kyle Martell, Brandon Ritchey, Shayne Rizzo, Anthony Gillespie
Feature: Kole Holden, Shayne Izzo, Brandon Ritchey, Brian Sadler, Anthony Gillespie, Jeremy Weaver, Gary Haupt, Chas Wolbert, Kyle Martell, David Kalb Jr, Jacob Jordan