Brian Swartzlander scores $2100 Pitkavish Memorial victory!
Jim Fosnaught wins an emotional career first Fab Four feature.
Jack Sodeman Jr. and Lynn Geisler also victorious
Cowboy Benefit a major success!
Sarver, PA (August 3, 2012) Future Hall of Famers Brian Swartzlander and Lynn Geisler won Pitkavish Memorial features tonight, holding off furious last lap charges by Jeremiah Shingledecker and Jared Miley respectively. Jack Sodeman Jr. took the lead from polesitter Brent Matus and drove away with a dominant feature win in the Ti22 Sprints. But the story of the night, on the track anyway, was the emotional career first feature win for Jim Fosnaught in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman. Despite starting fourth, Fosnaught joined a four-wide battle for the lean down the back stretch on the opening lap. After taking the lead entering turn three, Fosnaught led all 20 laps on his way to a family and friend filled Sheetz Victory Lane. Off the track, the finest race fans in the world donated almost $10,000 to the Brian Steinman Benefit Fund in the form of a Chinese and blind auction; proving once again that race fans are some of the most generous, caring, supportive and loyal people in the world! Special thanks to Jackie & Liz Matus, Kayla Duncan and everyone else that played a part from donating car parts, t-shirts, baskets, gift certificates and collectibles, to working the auction of course the fans who came out in droves with money hand over fist to help out a local driver in a time of need!
8.3.2012 Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprint Feature (25 Laps) 1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 2. (9) Kevin Schaeffer, Kittanning 3. (7) Eric Williams, Greenville 4. (3) Pete Miller, Port Vue 5. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 6. (CIII) Rod George, Kittanning 7. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 8. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 9. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 10. (5) Bob McMillin, Wampum 11. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot 12. (22B) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 13. (10J) CJ Jones, Austintown OH 14. (25) Jimmy Segar, Morrisdale 15. (38W) Dennis Wagner, Pulaski 16. (5X) Gale Ruth Sr., Pleasantville 17. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum Heat Race Winners:
Jack Sodeman Jr., Dan Swartzlander Joe Pitkavish Memorial Diehl/DIRTcar Modified Feature: (30 Laps) 1. (1C) Lynn Geisler, Cranberry Twp. 2. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park 3. (99B) Boom Briggs, Bear Lake 4. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 5. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 6. (03) Doug Eck, Corry 7. (56) Denton Boyer, Punxsy 8. (111) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 9. (2J) Mike Johnson, Imperial 10. (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 11. (31) Bryan Force, Indiana 12. (27) Jeff Jones, Zelienople 13. (76) Jason Rider, Imperial 14. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights 15. (29K) Garrett Krummert, New Castle 16. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 17. (12) Daryl Charlier, Midway 18. (23) Tony Burke, Sarver 19. (4J) John Mollick, Toronto, OH 20. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport Heat Race Winners:
Lynn Geisler, Brian Swartzlander, Mike Johnson Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature (25 Laps) 1. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 2. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 3. (11R) Brad Rapp, Shippenville 4. (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer 5. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 6. (8J) Dean Pearson, Harrisville 7. (17M) Skip Moore, Jackson Center 8. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 9. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Altoona 10. (6) Carl Murdick, Butler 11. (4S) Jerry Schaffer, Ellwood City 12. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler 13. (71B) Don Brown, Butler 14. (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock 15. (61) Dave Murdick, Slippery Rock 16. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristol, OH 17. (17H) Kevin Hoffman, Franklin
DNS (65) Rex King Sr., Bristol, OH
DNS (96) Mike Turner, Herman Heat Race Winners:
Jeremiah Shingledecker, Brian Swartzlander Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (20 Laps) 1. (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford 2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 3. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 4. (74) Chris Schneider, Gibsonia 5. (54) Wayne Carbo Saxonburg 6. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 7. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville 8. (38) Brian Duffy, Bedford 9. (13X) Ryan Moyer, Portersville 10. (32) Mark Sanders, Lowellville, OH 11. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler 12. (15K) Matt Keith, Franklin 13. (57) Troy Jeuther, Valencia 14. (22D) Derick Wissinger, Saxonburg 15. (53) Rob Shook, Creighton 16. (67) David Sugar, Petersburg, OH 17. (78) John Watson, Apollo 18. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 19. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 20. (89L) Brian Lockhart, Tarentum 21. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 22. (19) Scott Bowman, Murrysville 23. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
DNS (1) Randy Hanovick, Mars Heat Race Winners:
Jim Fosnaught, AJ Flick, Brett McDonald Car Count Total:
Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprints: 17
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models: 23
Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds: 19
Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman: 30 Upcoming Events:
8/7 – “Summer Vacation” School Bus & Kids Bike Races & Enduro 100
8/10 – Fab Four Racing
8/17 – Fab Four Racing
Contact: Lernerville Speedway
Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director