“The Truth” be told, Gregg Satterlee rockets to $3,000 win! Jack Sodeman Jr. strikes again to win Ti22 Sprint Feature of 2010 Bolland scores 50th Career Lernerville Feature Win Joe Kelley clinches 7th Track Championship with 8th win of 2010
Sarver, PA (August 13, 2010) Another beautiful night played host to Fab Four Racing with a $3,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Model Special. “The Truth” Gregg Satterlee came from 10th in a stacked field of DIRTcar Late Models to claim the $3,000, 30-lap feature. Jack Sodeman Jr. continued his recent hot streak by winning his second Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprint Feature of the season at Lernerville and eight overall. Kevin Bolland held off longtime nemesis Brian Swartzlander for his 50th Career Victory and third of the season to stretch out his Budweiser Points lead. Joe Kelley clinched his seventh Budweiser Track Championship by winning his eighth Charapp Route 28 DIRTcar Sportsman Feature of the 2010 season.
Gregg Satterlee won last week’s DIRTcar Late Model feature, but with $3,000 on the line, he was eligible for the redraw; but still was mired in 10th on the starting grid. Despite the loaded field in front of him, including a front row of Budweiser Points Leader Dave Hess Jr. and May 7 feature winner Matt Lux, Satterlee wasted little time moving forward. Hess took the early lead as Lux battle Doug Horton. All the while, “The Truth” was flying to the front, every bit as smooth as he was fast. He was in fourth place by lap 13 when he dove below Doug Horton and Matt Lux in turns three & four to take second at the flagstand. Satterlee then set his sights on leader Dave Hess Jr. whom had stretched out a full straightaway lead. Satterlee quickly reeled in Hess and used a slingshot move driving high to low exiting turn two and underneath Hess entering turn three. He held the lead at the flagstand and cruised to his third win of the season. He claimed $3,000 in the process. From Sheetz Victory Lane, an excited Gregg Satterlee exclaimed, “That was a pretty wild race! The track was really fast!”
Hess made two last charges in both turns during the closing lap, but settled for second. Matt Lux finished third, Dave Murdick fourth and Jared Miley fifth. Alex Ferree, John Mollick and Russell King won National Guard Heat Races. Hess maintains his Budweiser Points lead as all drivers received 20 “show up” points for competing in the $3,000-to-win DIRTcar Special.
Danny Holtgraver entered the Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprint Feature trailing Ed Lynch Jr. by just three points after winning his National Guard Heat Race, while Lynch is out at the Knoxville Nationals. And after starting on the pole, Holtgraver was running away with the Ti22 Sprint Feature on the way to what appeared to be his first career Lernerville Feature win, when the curse of Friday the 13th struck on lap 10. As Holtgraver entered turn three, he checked up to miss the lapped car of Dan Kuriger. The D4 looped around in turn three then tipped over to bring out a red flag.
The cliché goes, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good!” But for Jack Sodeman Jr., it’s even better to be lucky AND good! And Jack has been as good as any sprint car driver in Western PA/Eastern OH during the 2010 season. After inheriting the lead, Sodeman powered the Rudzik #94, (sporting a taped over #23Jr to maintain Budweiser Points), to Sheetz Victory Lane for his second win this season. His second Lernerville Feature win is his eighth overall of the season! After blowing a motor last week, Sodeman stated, “I can’t say enough about Jeff & Bonnie (Rudzik) and Gary Edwards,” for supplying a car and motor.
Cole Duncan tested Sodeman in the closing laps but had to settle for second. Kevin Schaeffer tied his best finish of the season in third, followed by Carl Bowser and Scott Priester. Sodeman and Holtgraver checkered their respective National Guard Heat Races.
In addition to Lynch being in Knoxville, and Holtgraver flipping, Defending Track Champion Rod George broke in the heat race then did not start the feature, and Bob Felmlee jumped the cushion in turns three & four while battling for fifth on lap 11. Holtgraver takes over the Budweiser Points lead by seven points over Lynch, but that will be little solace for missing out on that first feature win! The rest Ti22 Top Five in Budweiser Points (Lynch 426, Felmlee 414, George 412 and Sodeman 402) are all within one night of points from Holtgraver with just two nights of Fab Four Racing left on the 2010 schedule!
Budweiser Points Leader Revin’ Kevin Bolland led the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds feature to the green flag and jumped out to a quick lead. He appeared to be on cruise control to Sheetz Victory Lane, but a last lap spin by Erik Martin brought about a Green-White-Checkered restart, just as Brian Swartzlander had taken second place. Bolland held off a hard charging Swartzlander, but another caution waved on the checkered flag lap. Once again, Bolland held strong and motored to his third win of the season and the 50th of his storied Lernerville Career!
Swartzlander drove a brand new Bicknell Chassis to a strong second place finish, while Del Rougeux Jr., Steve Feder and Mike Turner rounded out the Diehl Top Five. Feder’s fourth place finish is his first career top five! National Guard Heat Race winners Jeremiah Shingledecker and Dave Murdick made contact on the next to last restart and causing the final caution of the race. Murdick brought out the caution and Shingledecker was sent to the tail. Murdick charged back to finish sixth, Shingledecker finished ninth.
Six-Time Track Champion and All Time Sportsman Stock Wins Leader Joe Kelley entered tonight’s Fab Four Racing program with an 84 point lead over 2008 Track Champion Bob Egley. So when Kelley brought the field down to the green flag and led 17 of 20 laps en route to his eighth Charapp Route 28 DIRTcar Sportsman feature win of the season, he sealed the 2010 Budweiser Track Championship. From Sheetz Victory Lane, Joe stated, “This is the first one (Track Championship) for my car owner, so it really means a lot!”
For the fourth straight week, third-generation, 17-year old hot shoe A.J. Flick had a say in the feature result. Charging from 11th place on the starting grid after winning last week and Bob Lipinski scratching ahead of him, Flick seized second place on lap 12. A lap 14 caution put him alongside Kelley on the restart. Kelley and Flick drag raced down the front stretch and around turns one & two. Flick took the lead at the flagstand, but Kelley fought back, changing lanes high and low before retaking the lead for good on lap 17. Flick ran another fantastic race, but spun out exiting turn four. Ryan Moyer finished second. Jason and Jim Fosnaught finished third and fourth respectively, while Wayne Carbo rounded out the Charapp Top Five. Wayne Carbo and Terry Young were National Guard Heat Race victors.
Next Friday, August 20 is the next to last Fab Four Racing program of the 2010 season, with Championship Night to follow on Friday, August 27.
Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprint Feature (25 Laps)
DNS: (4) Rod George, Kittanning
- (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson OH.
- (22C) Cole Duncan, Grove City
- (9) Kevin Schaeffer, Kittanning
- (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
- (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
- (33) Brett Matus, Wampum
- (45) Todd Bauer, Clarion
- (6F) Bob Felmlee, Seneca
- (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
- (23) Jimmy Light, Erie
- (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
- (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
- (7X) Herman Bertolini, Creighton
- (24S) Brian Steinman, Lucinda
- (70X) Mike Bertolini, Creighton
- (D4) Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh
- (O) Andy McKisson, Strattanville
DNS: (3) Pete Miller III, Port Vue
National Guard Heat Race Winners: Jack Sodeman Jr., Danny Holtgraver
$3,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Models Feature (30 Laps)
DNS: (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
- (22) Greg Satterlee, Rochester Mills
- (44) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford
- (21) Matt Lux, Franklin
- (1J) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock
- (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
- (1C) Lynn Geisler, Cranberry Twp.
- (48) John Flinner, Zelienople
- (46) Doug Horton, Bruceton Mills WV.
- (4J) John Mollick, Toronto OH.
- (03) Doug Eck, Corry
- (2J) Mike Johnson, Imperial
- (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
- (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunbury
- (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
- (0) Richard Frazier, Mt. Clair WV.
- (16*) Dereck Frank, Jamestown NY.
- (56K) Russ King, Bristolville OH.
- (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
- (4) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
- (29K) Garrett Krummert, New Castle
- (15K) Ray Kroll Sr., Renfrew
- (10D) Tyler Dietz, Sarver
National Guard Heat Race Winners: Alex Ferree, John Mollick, Russell King
Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modified Feature (25 Laps)
National Guard Heat Race Winners: Jeremiah Shingledecker, Dave Murdick
- (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton
- (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
- (20D) Del Rougeux Jr., Frenchville
- (45) Steve Feder, Butler
- (96) Mike Turner, Butler
- (61) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock
- (6) Carl Murdick, Butler
- (29E) Erik Martin, Evans City
- (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
- (8J) Dean Pearson, Harrisville
- (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
- (71B) Don Brown, Butler
Charapp Route 28 DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (20 Laps)
DNS: (55L) Bob Lipinski, Pittsburgh
- (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
- (13X) Ryan Moyer, Portersville
- (J19) Jason Fosnaught, Creighton
- (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford
- (54) Wayne Carbo, Saxonburg
- (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton
- (8C) Fred Casagni, Vandergrift
- (29B) Scott Byers, Butler
- (28Y) Terry Young, Butler
- (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights
- (2) A.J. Flick, Apollo
- (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg
- (81) Mike Miller, Chicora
- (78) John Watson, Apollo
- (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning
DNS: (74) Paul Petrovich, Gibsonia
DNS: (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum
DNS: (24) Jim Bills, Portersville
National Guard Heat Race Winners: Wayne Carbo, Terry Young
Car Count Total: 73
Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprints: 19
DIRTcar Late Models: 23
Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds: 12
Charapp Route 28 DIRTcar Sportsman: 19
Contact: Lernerville Speedway
Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director