Carl Bowser won the sprint special event at
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on June 18, 2016.
TOPS SPRINTS, FLINNER THE WINNER IN LATE MODELS AT PPMS
Imperial, PA (June 18, 2016)...Carl Bowser
from Sarver was the winner of the Sprint feature, as the
winged sprint cars joined the weekly card at Pittsburgh's
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night. John Flinner
from Zelienople took the victory in the Diehl Automotive
Super Late Models. Ben Policz from Rices Landing drove to
a dominant victory in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro
Late Models. Daryl Charlier of Midway took top honors in
the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman division. Oakdale's Joe
Podolinsky won in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks, as
the Imperial Heights Garage Young Gun winner was O.B. Huff
The visiting winged 410 sprint cars showed
up with a field of 17 cars, and ran their 20-lap feature
non-stop, without incident. Ralph Engel, Jr. and Brandon
Matus started on the front row, with Engel leading from
the start. Fourth starting Carl Bowser closed in on Engel
by lap 5, and the battle for the lead was on. On lap 8,
as the leaders closed in on race traffic, Bowser shot past
in turn two and took a lead that he would hold for the remaining
distance on lap 9. Matus took second on lap 17 and was 3.998
seconds behind at the finish. Bowser completed the 20 lap
distance in 6 minutes and 33 seconds. Sye Lynch was third,
ahead of Engel and Jack Sodeman, Jr. A.J. Flick, Darin Gallagher,
Dan Kuriger, Scott Priester, and John Garvin rounded out
the top ten. Bowser and Zach Morrow were the heat race winners,
and Bowser was the fastest qualifier at 17.943. The staff
and management of PPMS would like to thank the visiting
sprint car teams for their outstanding support and for putting
on a great show.
John Flinner and Brandon Burgoon led the
Diehl Automotive Super Late Models on the starting grid
for their 25-lap feature with Flinner immediately taking
the lead. Third starting Michael Norris moved to second
and tried to keep pace with Flinner, and gained some distance
before a pair of caution periods with 12 laps complete.
With a 1.6 second lead wiped out, Flinner took the inside
lane for what would be the final restart with Norris to
his outside. Flinner used the inside lane to perfection,
as he nosed ahead when racing resumed. Norris stayed close
for a while, but in the late laps Flinner increased his
lead on the way to winning by 3.014 seconds, and took over
the division point lead in the process. Norris was second
over Burgoon, Josh Holtgraver, and Jake Gunn. Flinner also
won the heat race.
To say that Ben Policz dominated the 20-lap
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Model feature would
be an understatement. After two caution periods forced complete
restarts, once the race did start, Policz simply drove away
from the competition. His largest lead of the race was on
lap 14, where his lead was an amazing 10.4 seconds. Justin
Lamb started outside of Policz on the front row, but was
passed for second by Daryl Charlier at the halfway mark.
Charlier made up some distance on the leader in his second
place run, finishing 7.489 seconds behind at the finish.
Policz also took over the division point lead with his victory.
Lamb was third, ahead of Michael Reft and Kyle Lukon. John
Mollick and Lamb were heat winners.
Daryl Charlier drove the Dave McManus 114
to victory lane in the non-stop 15-lap feature for the Sunoco
Race Fuels Sportsman division. Starting from the pole by
the luck of the redraw, the heat race winner quickly nosed
ahead of fellow front row starter Mark Lee and raced away
to win by 7.374 seconds. The victory gave McManus the point
lead. Ricky Stigerwald and Nick Kocuba had a great battle
for second, racing side by side for over two laps before
Stigerwald nosed ahead at the white flag to get runner-up
honors. Joel Johns was fourth, with Jeff Broniszewski fifth.
Tyler Fox and Dale Tuche led the Miley BP
Car Wash Hobby Stock feature to green with Fox nosing ahead
at the start. Joe Podolinsky started fourth and was quickly
up to challenge, passing Fox to lead lap one to take a lead
that he held the entire 12 lap distance. Fox was second,
with Eric Goldberg third. Karlee Kovacs passed new point
leader Dale Tuche on lap 7 to take fourth. Podolinsky also
won the heat.
In the 6-lap Imperial Heights Garage Young
Gun main, O.B. Huff took the win over point leader Michael
Jackson and Ben Anton.
There will be no racing at at Pittsburgh's
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 25, but racing
continues on Saturday night, July 2, with sprint cars once
again joining the racing program. Traditional sprint cars,
the exciting non-winged variety, join the racing program,
sanctioned by the Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint
Series. It will be "One dollar hot dog night"
presented by Berks/Nickles, as the Super Late Models, Pro
Late Models, Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, and Young Guns will
also be in competition. Gates open at 5:00, with warm-ups
at 6:00 and racing at 7:00. The track is located just south
of the Noblestown exit of U.S. Route 22, or 170 Kelso Road
in Imperial, PA, for GPS purposes. The track phone is 724-695-3363
on race days, or call 412-279-RACE. For complete information
please visit the track website at www.ppms.com .
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway results for Saturday, June 18,
Winged 410 sprints
Feature - 1, 10, Carl Bowser. 2, 13, Brandon Matus. 3, 24X,
Sye Lynch. 4, 22, Ralph Engel, Jr. 5, 23, Jack Sodeman,
Jr. 6, 2, A.J. Flick. 7, 12, Darin Gallagher. 8, 08, Dan
Kuriger. 9, 15, Scott Priester. 10, 51, John Garvin, Jr.
11, 27, Zach Morrow. 12, 33, Brent Matus. 13, 24, Alex Paden.
14, C1, Clay Riney. 15, 86, Rick Holley. 16, 5, Michael
Fischesser. 17, 76, Davey Jones.
Fastest qualifier - Carl Bowser, 17.943 seconds.
Heat 1 - 1, Carl Bowser. 2, Jack Sodeman, Jr. 3, Brandon
Matus. 4, Darin Gallagher. 5, Sye Lynch. . 6, Scott Priester.
7, A.J. Flick. 8, Ralph Engel, Jr.
Heat 2 - 1, Zach Morrow. 2, Dan Kuriger. 3, John Garvin,
Jr. 4, Brent Matus. 5, Alex Paden. 6, Clay Riney. 7, Michael
Fischesser. 8, Rick Holley. 9, Davey Jones.
Diehl Super Late Models
Feature - 1, 4T8, John Flinner. 2, 72, Michael Norris. 3,
02, Brandon Burgoon. 4, 00, Josh Holtgraver. 5, 7, Jake
Gunn. 6, 13, Bill Yohe, Jr. 7, 38, Steve Pyeritz. 8, M5,
Christian Schneider. 9, 55D, Tom Duratz. 10, 14, Butch Neubert.
Heat 1 - 1, John Flinner. 2, Josh Holtgraver. 3, Brandon
Burgoon. 4, Jake Gunn. 5, Christian Schneider. 6, Michael
Norris. 7, Tom Duratz. 8, Bill Yohe, Jr. 9, Steve Pyeritz.
10, Butch Neubert.
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models
Feature - 1, 14B, Ben Policz. 2, 12C, Daryl Charlier. 3,
93X, Justin Lamb. 4, 9R, Michael Reft. 5, 184, Kyle Lukon.
6, B4, Steve Beatty. 7, 60M, John Mollick. 8, 60B, Brandon
Burgoon. 9, 2M, Chuck Medved. 10, 27C, Russ Kolesar. 11,
11, Justin Massie. 12, 17M, Russ Matejka.
Heat 1 - 1, John Mollick. 2, Justin Massie. 3, Ben Policz.
4, Steve Beatty. 5, Russ Kolesar. 6, Chuck Medved.
Heat 2 - 1, Justin Lamb. 2, Kyle Lukon. 3, Michael Reft.
4, Daryl Charlier. 5, Brandon Burgoon. 6, Russ Matejka.
Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman
Feature - 1, 114, Daryl Charlier. 2, 4S, Ricky Steigerwald.
3, 10, Nick Kocuba. 4, M5, Joel Johns. 5, 08, Jeff Broniszewski.
6, 7, Eric Piotrowski. 7, 25L, Mark Lee. 8, 81, Robert Betz.
DNS, 18, Mike Harris.
Heat 1 - 1, Daryl Charlier. 2, Ricky Steigerwald. 3, Nick
Kocuba. 4, Joel Johns. 5, Eric Piotrowski. 6, Jeff Broniszewski.
7, Robert Betz. 8, Mark Lee. DNS, Mike Harris.
Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks
Feature - 1, 56, Joe Podolinsky. 2, 39F, Tyler Fox. 3, 08,
Eric Goldberg. 4, 221K, Karlee Kovacs. 5, 310, Dale Tuche.
6, 77X, Casey Grumling.
Heat 1 - 1, Joe Podolinsky. 2, Tyler Fox. 3, Eric Goldberg.
4, Karlee Kovacs. 5, Dale Tuche. 6, Casey Grumling.
Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns
Feature - 1, 83, O.B. Huff. 2, 89, Michael Jackson. 3, 13,