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Steel City Stampede Flashback – Homan holds off King at checkers!



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. 

 

For more details about Sunday’s DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede Finale, log on to www.Lernerville.com and click the Steel City Stampede link.

 

 

Contact: Lernerville Speedway                 

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

(724) 664-1075 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 02:29

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Stampede Flashback – Second go ‘round made Lernerville History!

 


Steel City Stampede Flashback – Second go ‘round made Lernerville History!
 

Sarver, PA (April 10, 2013) Building on the success of the Inaugural DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede in 2009, the second running of the event in 2010 made Action Track history; the pits overflowed with over 220 cars in competition, forcing cars to pit in the infield for the very first time in the 40+ year history of Lernerville Speedway!  Highlighted by a door-to-door finish in the BRP Tour/Diehl Mods feature, the Second Annual Steel City Stampede wasn’t just about quantity; the quality of racing was fantastic!  Former Track Champion and multiple-time All Star Sprint Champion Dale Blaney blistered the Ti22 Sprint feature, while Jared Miley capped off his red hot end to the season with his third win in the final four races.  But the best races were contested in the Diehl Mods and Pic-A-Part Sportsman, but more about those scintillating finishes later in the week.

 

In the past few seasons, the huge Stampede car counts have resulted in two expansions of the pit area, but cars are still forced to pit in the infield.  The Steel City Stampede has become the perfect end to a racing season, featuring 10 divisions of racing over three nights with drivers come from all over Western and Central Pennsylvania, as well as New York, Ohio, Michigan and other states throughout the Midwest.  This year, however, the Steel City Stampede will kick off an action packed 2013 schedule with B-Mains and A-Mains followed by a 100-lap Enduro.  The Ti22/Peoples TWP Sprints, Precise Late Models and Diehl/BRP Modifieds will all be racing for $3,000-to-win and the Modified portion of the Stampede will be run under the prestigious banner of the “Kodiak Graham Memorial!”  The FASTRAK Northeast Late Models will duke it out with $2,000 on the line to the feature winner.  The UMP/UEMS Modifieds and Pic-A-Part Sportsman will race for $1,000-to-win and the 305 Sprints, 4-Cylinders and STARS Mod Lites will race for $500-to-win; all on Sunday, April 14 starting at 3:00PM.  Pit gates and tech inspection open at 11:00AM, the grandstands open at 1:00PM.

 

For more details about Sunday’s DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede Finale, log on to www.Lernerville.com and click the Steel City Stampede link.

 

 

Contact: Lernerville Speedway                 

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

(724) 664-1075 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 01:45

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Steel City Stampede Flashback – Cole Duncan Steals the Show!



Steel City Stampede Flashback – Cole Duncan pulls off major upset of Ed Lynch Jr.
 

Sarver, PA (Tuesday, April 9, 2013) On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in October, 2009, Cole Duncan stole the show at the Inaugural DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede by stealing a win away from All Time Sprint Car feature winner Ed Lynch Jr. on a green-white-checkers restart.  Lynch started on the outside pole and appeared to be on his way to a wire-to-wire victory until a late race caution opened the door for Duncan who found a patch of moisture through the middle of turns three & four and the traction allowed him to drive past Lynch on the restart as a stunned crowd rose to its feet.  Duncan then slid through turns one & two and took away Lynch’s line exiting turn two.  With the super slick track conditions of the breezy Sunday afternoon, Lynch could not regain the lead and had to follow the second generation driver, (Cole being the son of Ohio star Rodney Duncan), to the checkered flag.

 

This Sunday’s DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede Sprint feature is scheduled to have a starting front row of former Track Champions and current All Stars Dale Blaney and Danny Holtgraver.  Blaney has won the past two Steel City Stampede Sprint features, as well as the final Sprint Car race at Lernerville in 2012 against the World of Outlaws at September’s Commonwealth Clash.  Holtgraver won the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint feature earlier in September of 2012.

 

The Ti22 Sprints will be under Peoples TWP sponsorship in 2013 and will be back on Hoosier Racing Tires after a three year stint Goodyear.  The Lernerville Speedway would like to thank Ti22 Performance and Goodyear Racing Tires for their support of the DIRTcar Sprints the past few seasons and greatly looks forward to new beginnings with the fine folks from Peoples TWP and Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic!

 

Contact: Lernerville Speedway                 

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

(724) 664-1075 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 02:26

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More Steel City Stampede Finale Frequently Asked Questions




The Action Track is back . . . just one week away!

More Steel City Stampede Finale Frequently Asked Questions answered!

Race scheduled for Sunday, April 14 at 3:00PM.

 

Sarver, PA (April  7, 2013) After a long and seemingly unrelenting winter, spring finally appears to be upon us and the Action Track is just a week away from getting back to green flag racing!  The first round of Frequently Asked Questions about the DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede Finale has raised even more questions about the rescheduled event for Sunday, April 14.  Pit gates & tech inspection will open at 11:00AM, grandstands will open at 1:00PM and Racing is scheduled to start at 3:00 with B-Mains, followed by A-Mains and the 100-lap Enduro.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 02:18

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FASTRAK Northeast sanctioning in place for Steel City Stampede Finale



FASTRAK Northeast sanctioning in place for Steel City Stampede Finale 

 


Sarver, PA (April 3, 2013) On Sunday, April 14 Lernerville Speedway will run the remaining events of the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model “Steel City Stampede” event that was rained out after the conclusion of heat races and the dash on October 26, 2012. 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 22:37

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