Steel City Stampede Flashback – Homan holds of King at checkers!
Sarver, PA (April 11, 2013) One of the most exciting finishes in the brief history of the Steel City Stampede came in the second year of competition during the BRP Tour/Diehl Modified A-Main. Multiple-time BRP Modified Tour and Sharon Speedway Champion Rex King Sr. had locked up the 2010 BRP Tour Championship during heat race competition, but wasn’t about to cruise around the Action Track to celebrate his title.
King joined New York invaders Chad Homan and Brian Weaver on the final lap to make it a three-car battle for the lead. King took second from Weaver in turns one & two and then jumped up on the cushion entering turn three; Homan took the low groove. Homan had the advantage coming off the bottom of turn four, while King came thundering around the top. Homan had to take King to the wall to secure the unpopular win by 0.019 seconds; resulting in heavy contact after the checkered flag. Homan received a mixed chorus of boos and cheers as he exited his car in Sheetz Victory Lane, but his $3,000 check cashed just the same! King took the finish in stride, but probably was not too pleased about having to settle for second in that manner. Weaver raced home third ahead of Del Rougeux Jr. (whom came from the tail after having to use a provisional due to failing to transfer through the heat race Friday night or the B-Main earlier Saturday Night) and Jeremiah Shingledecker rounded out the top five.
This Sunday’s BRP Modified Tour/Diehl Modified feature promises to be another barnburner as it’s also the prestigious Kodiak Graham Memorial. With the significance of the Kodiak Memorial, $3,000 on the line and some of the best Big Block Modified stars in the region, (spanning not only Western PA & Eastern OH, but also upstate New York), this race should be a slugfest! Late Model star Russell King will return to his roots and start on the outside pole of the Modified feature while his dad Rex King Sr., Brian Weaver, Kevin Hoffman, Skip Moore, Gary Smoker, Frank Guidace and two-time Track Champion Jeremiah Shingledecker will all be charging from behind for the $3,000 payday. Rising stars Brad Rapp and Steve Feder will look to join Cole Duncan and John Garvin Jr. as first-time feature winners during Stampede competition.
Even the B-Main is loaded with big names like Dave Murdick, Rex King Jr., Mike Turner and Jimmy Holden scheduled for the B-Main, while Eight-Time and Defending Track Champion Brian Swartzlander is expected to join the event by tailing the B-Main. There’s no doubt that the Graham family will enjoy watching the Kodiak Memorial at the Lernerville Speedway during the Steel City Stampede Finale on Sunday, April 14. Pit gates and tech inspection open at 11:00AM, the grandstands open at 1:00PM and racing will start at 3:00PM.
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