Dale Blaney three-peats in Ti22/Peoples TWP Sprints to kick start Stampede Finale
Dave Hess Jr. scores $3,000 Precise Late Model A-Main win
Chad Brachmann repeats in BRP Mods to win 20th Annual Kodiak Graham Memorial
Dellinger, Blair, Taylor, Kekich, Knepper, Mitchell and Crynock win Stampede Belt Buckles
Sarver, PA (April 14, 2013) Well over 211 cars (plus another 83 Enduros) overflowed the pits once again for the finale of the DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede. For the third straight year, 1991 Track Champion turned multiple-time All Star Champion Dale Blaney was the class of the field and scored his third straight Steel City Stampede feature win in the Ti22/Peoples TWP Sprints, but had to pass hotshoe Danny Holtgraver and hold off All Time division wins leader Ed Lynch Jr. to score the win. Dave Hess Jr. won the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models feature over a spirited Russell King and Chad Brachmann won the 20th
Annual Kodiak Graham Memorial from the tail of the A and B main; his second straight Steel City Stampede A-Main feature win.
Former Track Champions and current All Star Circuit of Champions stars Dale Blaney and Danny Holtgraver paced the front row of the $3,000-to-win, 30-lap Ti22 Performance/Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprints with Holtgraver jumping out to the early lead running around the top of turns one & two. Blaney took the lead on lap six with a slide job in turns three & four and never looked back. All Time Division wins leader Ed Lynch Jr. got past Holtgraver mid-race and was seemingly reeling in Blaney, but ended up spinning himself out trying to miss a spinning lapped car at the flagstand. Holtgraver chased Blaney home, but could never mount serious charge as Blaney scored his third straight Steel City Stampede feature and the 16th
feature win of his Lernerville career; tying him with fellow Ohio legend Rick Ferkel. Holtgraver finished second ahead of Danny Smith, Jack Sodeman Jr. and a hard-charging Dan Kuriger who started at the tail of the field due to not competing in heat race action in October.
Dave Hess Jr. won a thrilling Precise Racing Products Late Model feature over Russell King, Doug Eck and Jared Miley. King took the early lead from the outside pole, but Hess back took the lead with a slide job through turns one & two on the lap 13 restart. Hess and King traded wicked slide jobs again late in the race, with Hess scoring the final slider in turn two on lap 22 and held on to win his first Steel City Stampede feature win in the Precise Late Models; he also has a UEMS/UMP Modifieds Stampede win in 2011. King raced home second, while Doug Eck passed Jared Miley late in the race for third and Garrett Krummert rounded out the top five.
Chad Brachmann was not present for the Steel City Stampede heat races in October and thus had to tail the BRP/Diehl Mods B-Main #2 just to make the Kodiak Graham Memorial starting lineup. He started 23rd
in a stacked A-Main and raced his way to the front; taking the lead from Ricky Richner who took the lead early in the race from Russell King. Brachmann made the winning pass on lap 28 and scored the $3,000 win in the prestigious 20th
Annual Kodiak Graham Memorial; his second straight Steel City Stampede BRP/Diehl Mods feature win. Richner settled for second ahead of Rex King Sr., Russell King and Randy Chrysler.
SS Chassis guru Chris Schneider jumped out to a quick lead in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stock A-Main, but gave way to Rusty Moore after a few laps. Moore, however, spun out while leading on a mid-race restart and Alan Dellinger seized the lead in the #100 stock car that Joe Kelley runs weekly at Mercer Raceway Park. Dellinger had to hold off a late race surge by PPMS star Pat Weldon, but rolled into Sheetz Victory Lane for a $1,000 payday and a shiny Steel City Stampede belt buckle. Weldon chased Dellinger to the checkers ahead of Randy Wyant, Rusty Martz and Bob Sloss. All Time division wins leader and seven-time Lernerville Track Champion “Super Joe” Kelley finished just outside the top five in sixth.
Max Blair had to endure a bevy of cautions, but made his way to the front of a stout FASTRAK Northeast Late Model field and passed Kyle Zimmerman late in the race to score another FASTRAK Northeast victory worth $2,000! Mike Pegher Jr. raced the #1 Cochran Late Model to a third place finish, ahead of Butch Lambert and Chad Ruhlman.
Jonathan Taylor held off Brett Rhebergen to win the UEMS/UMP Modified feature. Adam Kekich was shoot out of a cannon at the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire to win the 305 Sprint feature. Alan Knepper won a wild STARS Mod Lites A-Main and Larry Mitchell won in the 4-Cylinders. Paul Crynock III won his second straight Enduro and his Stamepe belt buckle to bring the show to a close! Ti22/Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature:
(30 Laps) 1. 2 Dale Blaney 2. D4 Danny Holtgraver 3. 4 Danny Smith 4. 94 Jack Sodeman Jr. 5. 08 Dan Kuriger 6. 8 David Smith 7. 7 Eric Williams 8. 13 Brandon Matus 9. 38 Dennis Wagner 10. 46 Stuart Williams 11. 2L Ed Lynch Jr. 12. 40X Cory Good 13. 49 Bob Howard 14. 33 Brent Matus 15. 22S Brandon Spithaler 16. 44 Pete Landram 17. 1R Gale Ruth Sr. 18. 2E Ed Lynch III 19. 27 Skip Dougherty 20. 2s Francis Sesco 21. C11 Brandon Cornelius 22. 5 Bob McMillin 23. C9 Charlie Cornelius Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Super Late Model Feature:
(30 Laps) 1. 44H Dave Hess Jr. 2. 56 Russell King 3. 03 Doug Eck 4. H1 Jared Miley 5. 29K Garrett Krummert 6. 88 Chuck Sarver 7. 29 Kenny Schaltenbrand 8. CR9 Chris Rhodes 9. 111 Brian Swartzlander 10. 72 Michael Norris 11. 55S Chris Schneider 12. 3 Dan Swartzlander 13. J4 John Garvin Jr. 14. 3D Bill Davis 15. 27X Sam Eichelberger 16. 66 Todd Bachman 17. 11 Greg Kent 18. B8 Tom Bateman 19. 82 Bobby Watt 20. 5 Mike Blose 21. 10 Alex Ferree BRP/Diehl Kodiak Graham Memorial Big Block Modified Feature:
(30 Laps) 1. 3B Chad Brachmann 2. 26 Ricky Richner 3. 65 Rex King Sr. 4. 166 Russell King 5. 21K Randy Chrysler 6. 11R Brad Rapp 7. 61 Dave Murdick 8. 19 Joe Kubiniec 9. 17M Skip Moore 10. 45 Steve Feder 11. 3E Eric Gabany 12. 35H Chris Haines 13. 83 Brian Schwartzlander 14. 37MD Jeremiah Shingledecker 15. 4S Jerry Schaffer 16. 03 Mark Frankhouser 17. 777 Ed Lynch Jr. 18. 516 Gary Smoker 19. 27R Dave Reges 20. 1G Frank Guidace 21. 6 Carl Murdick 22. 165 Rex King Jr. 23. 69 Tom Mattocks 24. 17H Kevin Hoffman 25. 66 JR McGinley Jr. 26. 19W Justin Wright Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stock Feature:
(20 Laps) 1. 100 Alan Dellinger 2. 45 Pat Weldon 3. 11T Randy Wyant 4. 16M Rusty Martz 5. 44S Bob Sloss 6. 66 Joe Kelley 7. 80 Nick Goss 8. 55 Chris Schneider 9. 36W Bobby Whitling 10. 21W Chris Withers 11. 17M Rusty Moore 12. 28S Bob Schwartzmiller 13. 30 Bob Egley 14. 13X Ryan Moyer 15. 99 Bob Nelson 16. 18X AJ Flick 17. 20J Jim Fosnaught 18. 54 Wayne Carbo 19. 948 Joey Zambotti 20. 12 John McCann 21. 68X Jake Simmons 22. 25 Brett McDonald 23. 81 Mike Miller FASTRAK NE Late Models Feature:
(30 Laps) 1. 111 Max Blair 2. Z17 Kyle Zimmerman 3. 1C Mike Pegher Jr. 4. 27 Butch Lambert 5. 4s Chad Ruhlman 6. 7S Colton Flinner 7. B1D Matt Latta 8. 9 Will Thomas 9. 6 Chad Wright 10. 71L Dennis Lunger 11. 81 Justin Tatlow 12. K2 John Over 13. J4 John Garvin Jr. 14. 5M Ricky Meglaye 15. 12 Ryan Montgomery 16. 84C Kyle Lukon 17. 2M Chuck Medved 18. 325X Shane Weaver 19. 55 Joe Martin 20. 38L Mike Laughard 21. 21KRT Rocky Kugel 22. 11 Bobby Rohrer Jr. 23. 888 Jason Reagle 24. 11T Randy Wyant UEMS/UMP Modified Heat Winners:
(25 Laps) 1. 5 Jonathan Taylor 2. RD1 Brent Rhebergen 3. 92 Joel Watson 4. 6M Carl McKinney 5. 7 Evan Taylor 6. 01 Vic Vena 7. 3 Mike Kinney 8. 1 Johnny Boyd 9. 9 Clayton Kennedy 10. 114 Denny Perigo 11. 10 Randy Hall 12. 44K Kyle Bedell 13. 4M Kevin Miller 14. ‘00 Larry Kugel 15. 65 Tom Martineck 16. 54s Shawn Shingledecker 17. 117 Jim Turley 18. 32 Trevor Herr 19. 68 Steve Dixon 20. 67 Jack Young 21. 44H Dave Hess Jr. 22. 1J Jim Dellinger 23. 47s Gary Sullivan 305 Sprints Heat Winners:
(15 Laps) 1. 5 Adam Kekich 2. 88 Greg Dobrosky 3. 16M Jim Morris 4. 38 Dennis Wagner 5. 5K Tod Kephart 6. 5M Jim McMillin 7. 10J CJ Jones 8. 41 Matt Gardenia 9. 14 Tom Sanders 10. ’08 Andy Feil 11. 4J Jacob Gomola 12. 44 Joe McEwen 13. 72 Jacob Lagestee 14. 26 Jason Scoville Mod-Lites Heat Winner:
(15 Laps) 1. 20 Alan Knepper 2. 21K Kelvin Kehan 3. 8M Mark Marcucci 4. 12 Darin Gallagher 5. 21 Lynn Knepper 6. 14 Braeden Dellinger 7. 40 Glenn Teeter 8. 10T Kenny Meadows 9. 28J Jacob Bova 10. 11 Tony Pasquerella 11. 41 Anthony Cavicchia 12. 27H Rob Hilliard Jr 13. 20B Cody Bova 14. 27 Rick Ament 15. 84 Cole Petrelle 16. 74 Anthony Kaszubski 17. 28M Mylan Markovich 18. 23TT Taylor Smith 4 Cylinder Heat Winners:
(15 Laps) 1. 516 Larry Mitchell 2. 11 Daniel Jackson 3. 9X Chris Paar 4. 10 Bill Fuchs 5. 14D William Bloom 6. 18R Mark Rozum 7. C04 David Seibert 8. 21J Jamie Wrightsman 9. 7 Bob Lipinski 10. 77 Pete Blazczak 11. 7K Kenny White 12. 09 Tyler Fulton 13. 54 Timothy Callahan 14. 8 Kevin Lannigan Car Count Total
Ti22 Performance DIRTcar 410 Sprints: 23
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models: 21
BRP/Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds: 35
Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman: 30
FASTRAK Northeast Late Models: 26
UEMS/UMP Modifieds: 29
305 Sprints: 14
4 Cylinder: 14
Mod Lites: 19
Contact: Lernerville Speedway
Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director