Events at PPMS:
23 - The Alternative Power Sources LHSS Race Saver winged
Sprints, with a Summer Sizzler for the Precise Racing
Products RUSH Pro Late Models. Plus Diehl Automotive Super
Late Models, Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman, Miley BP Car
Wash Hobby Stocks, and Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns,
plus open Four Cylinders.
30 - Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
winged 410 sprint cars in the Third Annual Falconi's Moon
Township Automotive "Sprint Monster," plus the
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models Sizzler event.
6 - The "Cruise America PENNational, $1000 to win
for the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman, sanctioned by the
Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series, plus the Diehl Automotive
Super Late Models, Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late
Models, Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks, and Imperial Heights
Garage Young Guns, Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night.
13 - Sherwin Williams Night, as the RUSH Modifieds join
an Action Event featuring the Diehl Automotive Super Late
Models, Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models,
Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman, Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks,
and Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns. Rosedale Tech
Students admitted free.
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Garrett Krummert won the 35-lap "Modasaures X" at
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on July 16, 2016.
KRUMMERT TOPS MODASAURES X AT PPMS
Imperial, PA (July 16, 2016) The Modified
Tour for Big Block Modifieds visited Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania
Motor Speedway on Saturday night with Garrett Krummert holding
off Jeremiah Shingledecker to win the 35-lap "Modasaures
X." Other winners on the program of racing were John
Mollick in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Models,
A.J. Poljak in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman, Chas Wolbert
in the visiting RUSH Modifieds, Dave Sheriff in the Miley
BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks, and Marc Simmons in the Imperial
Heights Garage Young Guns.
A strong field of 26 cars assembled for
the first visit by the Modified Tour in five years. Rex
King, Sr. and Garrett Krummert led the field to the green
flag, with Krummert taking the lead at the start of the
35-lap event. King, Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander, and
Jeremiah Shingledecker settled into the top five in the
early laps as the big field of cars raced all over the spaciously
wide racing surface. Erick Rudolph was on the move forward
from seventh starting position, and passed Shingledecker
for fifth on lap 7. Continuing on, he moved to fourth on
lap 8, and to third on lap 9. With ten green flag laps scored,
Krummert led King, Rudolph, Murdick, and Shingledecker.
Rudolph passed King for second on lap 11, with Shingledecker
continuing his charge by moving to third before the first
caution period of the race slowed the action with 13 laps
completed. Krummert, instead of the 6.607 second lead that
he had built up, would find Rudolph alongside for the restart.
But Krummert regained command once racing returned, leading
Rudolph, Shingledecker, King, and Kevin Bolland. The next
caution period would be for Rudolph who slowed off turn
two with 17 laps complete. Krummert again held control when
racing resumed over Shingledecker, Bolland, King, and Swartzlander.
King took third from Bolland, with 19th starting Randy Chrysler
entering the top five on lap 19. What would be the final
caution period of the event came on lap 21 for Dave Murdick's
slowing car. Krummert and Shingledecker would decide the
race over the remaining laps. Krummert was not as dominant
as he was in the early laps, and Shingledecker's mount was
getting better. The pair raced close through bouts with
race traffic on lap 29, and Shingledecker nearly pulled
off an inside pass with two laps remaining. He tried one
last shot on the final lap, but it was Krummert taking his
first victory at the track by .734 seconds over ninth starting
Shingledecker. Bolland was third, with Swartzlander fourth.
Chrysler was fifth as Rex King, Jr., King, Sr., Brad Rapp,
Rudolph back from the tail, and Rick Richner completed the
top ten. Bolland, Shingledecker, and Murdick were heat race
winners. The staff and management of PPMS thanks the series
and their drivers for their great support of the show.
Scott Schempp and John Mollick led the 20-lap
Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro Late Model feature to the
green flag with Mollick leading from the start. The first
of two caution periods in the event came on lap 2, as Steve
Beatty moved to second on the restart, bringing Russ Kolesar
with him as they both passed Schempp. Daryl Charlier passed
Kolesar for third on lap 7, with the final caution period
coming with 8 laps scored. Mollick again controlled the
restart, with Charlier moving to second. As the laps ticked
by, Charlier slowly moved closer to Mollick in the battle
for the lead. On the final lap, Charlier made a hard charge
to the inside, but Mollick was able to use his momentum
on the outside to win his third feature of the season. Charlier
settled for a close second, and remains the division's point
leader. Beatty was third ahead of Ben Policz and Justin
Lamb. Heat race winners were Lamb and Michael Reft, as that
was the highlight of the night for Reft, as he was unable
to start the feature race due to problems that developed
with his car.
Earning his first feature win of the season, and ninth all
time in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman division was A.J.
Poljak. Poljak started fourth and wasted no time getting
to the front, zooming by front row starters Eric Piotrowski
and Joe Anthony to lead lap 1. While Poljak led, Piotrowski
and Anthony held second and third as a four car battle developed
for the runner up spot. Ricky Stigerwald advanced to second
on lap 7, before the one and only caution period of the
event waved on that lap. Poljak controlled the restart,
and went on to win by .633 seconds over Steigerwald. Third
went to Bill Robertson, over point leader Dave McManus and
Piotrowski in his best finish of the season. Heat winners
were Poljak and Stigerwald.
Sharing a spot in "Modasaures X,"
the RUSH Modifieds made their second of four visits this
season with 16 entries starting the 20-lap feature race.
Led to green by Jeremy Weaver and Kyle Martel, Weaver led
the first lap before fourth staring Brian Schaffer took
over on lap 2. Sixth starting Chas Wolbert moved to second
the next time by, with Weaver holding third until the first
caution period of the event on lap 9. On the double file
restart, Wolbert was able to pass Schaffer to take the lead,
with last week's winner Nick Ritchey moving to third. The
final restart came with 14 laps in, as Wolbert again held
command over Schaffer. Ritchey passed Schaffer to take second
on lap 17, but it was Wolbert picking up his first victory
at the track by 1.273 seconds over Ritchey and Schaffer.
Kole Holden earned his fourth place finish, advancing all
the way from 16th starting position. Fifth went to Chelsie
Kriegisch, who earlier in the week earned her first career
feature win as part of the races at the Trumbull County
Fair in Ohio. Schaffer and Wolbert took heat race wins.
The RUSH Modifieds return for their third visit on August
Dave Sheriff continued his hot streak by winning for the
third straight week in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks,
with a season high of seven entries. Sharing row 3 with
heat race winner Joe Podolinsky on the starting grid, it
was a mad dash to the front as the field went four wide
into turn three working the first lap. Sheriff was the first
one to advance through the field, and he would go on to
lead all 12 laps over Podolinsky, Jacob Wiser, point leader
Dale Tuche, and John Wiser in newly finished race car, still
awaiting a coat of paint.
In the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns,
it was a familiar car in victory lane for the third time
at the end of 6 laps, but a new face. Along with O.B. Huff's
driving his number 83 to victory, Vinnie Zymroz won in the
car two weeks ago, but tonight it was Marc Simmons accomplishing
the fete to pick up his first career feature win. Simmons
quickly advanced to the top spot on his way to his first
win over point leader Michael Jackson, Ben Anton, and Tyler
Racing continues at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania
Motor Speedway on Saturday night, July 23. The Diehl Automotive
Super Late Models will return to headline the racing program.
The Alternative Power Sources LHSS Race Saver winged Sprints
will make a special visit for the only time in 2016, their
third all-time visit. The Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro
Late Models will compete in a Summer Sizzler event. The
Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, and Young Guns will also be in
competition, and there will be an open Four Cylinder division
race. The gates open at 5:00, with warm-ups at 6:00 and
racing at 7:00. The track is located west of the city of
Pittsburgh, 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 .