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Steel City Stampede Race Report

10.25 Swartzlander

Brian Swartzlander, Chris Schneider & Andrew Smith Defend Belt Buckles
Rod George & Russ King claim $3,000 Stampede wins
Ruhlman, Strickler, Martin & Frantz also victorious


Sarver, PA (October 26, 2014) A dream season has come to an end with the successful completion of the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede; the 27th straight scheduled night of racing and 29 of 30 during the 2014 Lernerville Speedway schedule.  In a sport so completely dependent on the weather, canceling just one event in an entire season is absolutely unheard of and to end the season with three consecutive nights of perfect fall weather for Western PA was the icing on the cake.  The great forecast and handsome purses brought in an astounding 313 cars across nine fast divisions.

The Finest Race Fans in the World are no strangers to the names of the feature winners of the Fab Four Racing divisions as Rod George, Russ King, Brian Swartzlander and Chris Schneider stood victorious in Sheetz Victory Lane holding a Stampede Belt Buckle & Steel Plate, as well as a jug of Turner’s Premium Iced Tea and a bag of Snyder’s of Berlin Potato Chips.

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2013 DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede Frequently Asked Questions



Sarver, PA (September 9, 2013) The fifth annual installment the DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede is a little over a month away!  Below you will find all the information you need to know to experience the thrilling three-day show mega-show at Lernerville Speedway that continues to bring in so many cars that the pits overflow into the infield!

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Steel City Stampede Flashback – Garvin finally cashes in!

 


Steel City Stampede Flashback – John Garvin Jr. finally cashes in!
 

Sarver, PA (April 12, 2013) John Garvin Jr. owns and operates, along with his father John Garvin Sr., a salvage yard literally in the shadows of Lernerville Speedway.  Any Tom, Dick or Harry can drop off and cash in on a load of scrap, but Garvin himself has not been able to cash in at Lernerville Speedway; that it is until last October at the Third Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede! 

 

Prior to the Steel City Stampede, Garvin had collected four top tens in 2011 and had a few cracks at his first Precise Late Model feature win, but hadn’t sealed the deal.  Maybe all Garvin needed was for the lights to be off.  Racing features in the daylight of the Sunday afternoon rain date for the second time in three years, Garvin held off fellow junkyard dog and Sarver native Michael Norris to cash in on a $3,000 payday and fulfill a lifelong dream of standing in Sheetz Victory Lane.  Norris battled Garvin for most of the race, but late race contact Garrett Krummert allowed Garvin to cruise to the popular win.  Norris and Krummert chased Garvin to the checkered flag, followed by Chad Valone and Jared Miley.

 

This Sunday’s feature could provide another Lernerville career feature win for another Sarver/Freeport area driver as Dan Swartzlander starts on the pole for the $3,000-to-win Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models A-Main and he just so happened to buy an engine from Garvin after breaking a motor at Hagerstown two weeks ago.  Dan is, of course, the son of Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee Dick Swartzlander.  Dick has 13 career Late Model wins, as well as wins in the Sprints and Modifieds, and while Dan has feature wins at Marion Center and Dog Hollow to his credit, he has yet to stand Sheetz Victory Lane at his home track.

 

Garrett Krummert is also seeking his first career Lernerville feature win, but has Late Model wins at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio and Modified wins at Mercer Raceway Park, plus some Sprint Car experience at Lernerville in the Kelsey George #43.  Garrett starts fifth in Sunday’s $3,000-to-win Stampede Finale.

 

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.

 

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Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:19

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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

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