LATE CHARGE BY DALTON NETS SEVENTH SUPER LATE WIN AT ROARING KNOB
MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 12, 2006) - Gary Dalton (Morgantown WV) demolished the competition on Jack’s Auto Crushers Night to collect his seventh Super Late Model feature win at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Saturday night. Scoring the big win in the AMRA Modified 25-lap special was current points leader, Stoystown’s Dennis Perigo, while Tom Newman of Uniontown claimed his fourth of 2006 in the Street Stocks, and Don Miller (Farmington) picked up win number five in the V8 Chargers. Uniontown’s John Over was awarded the Late Model victory when apparent winner Robbie Black was disqualified after failing to make it through the post race inspection.
The GNH Trucking Street Stocks went trackside for the first feature event of the night and Bo Karwatske took off from his front row starting position to lead the first three laps. Bob Nelson took over and led the field until the yellow waved on lap eight. Sixth starting Tom Newman then became the new leader with Nelson all over him until a lap twelve caution slowed the action again. While running second, Nelson pitted and returned at the tail, but with only two to go, his chance for a possible victory was gone. Mike Duritsky took over second, but Newman had command of the race and went on to take the checker for win number four. Runner-up Duritsky held off Sam King who had advanced from thirteenth to place King third, Karwatske rode home fourth and Pat Weldon came from tenth to claim the fifth position. Six through ten were Zach Bohan, Charlie McClain, Bill Jenkins, Stanley Spooner, and Nelson. Nelson and McClain won the heats.
Up next were the Davies Ford Super Late Models for 25 laps. After a first lap caution for a three car tangle, the field was lined up for another go. Bob Gordon took control and began to build a comfortable lead. Dusty Hamrick and Gary Dalton battled for second with Dalton finally making the pass on the seventh circuit, and Dalton started to work on reeling in leader Gordon. Gordon’s lead evaporated on the 18th lap when the caution flew putting Dalton right behind. After two more cautions on lap 18, the pair finally had clear track and Dalton stayed glued to his bumper thrilling the fans as they battled for the lead. On lap 22 Dalton made a daring inside pass work coming out of turn 4 to take over the point. On the next circuit, Neil Brown and Butch McGill battling for the third spot made contact with McGill getting the worst of it. Brown was shown the black flag and went pitside. An unhappy McGill also drove to the pits, ending good runs for both. On the restart Dalton pulled away and went on to claim the win. Gordon settled for second with Billy Holbert turning in a steady run to notch third. Jeff Ferguson came from eleventh to finish fourth and Hamrick held on to score a fifth place at the stripe. First time visitors Bobby Hill and Shawn Claar took sixth and seventh respectively. Rick Smith was eighth, Doug Hardy ninth, and Greg Gellner completed the top ten. Heats were taken by Holbert, Gordon and Doug Horton.
The Jack’s Auto Crushers 25-lap AMRA Modified special was next, and the caution-filled event saw pole sitter Be Thorn lead the first two laps before Shawn Davis took the controls. Davis stayed in front with Dennis Perigo keeping him in sight while the laps ticked off. At the halfway point of the race Davis was cruising down the front straight when something exploded under the hood, and flames erupted, but quickly went out. A dejected Davis was done for the night, and Perigo inherited the lead with Doug Glessner now second. Glessner gave it his all, but Perigo was dialed in, and in the waning laps extended his lead. Perigo took the checker with Glessner alone in second, and Phil Jeffries next in line for third. A close finish for fourth through seventh saw Jacob Hawkins claim fourth with Nick Cramer fifth followed by Matt Cosner and Jason Ammons. Kevin Putnam, Matt Alwine and Rod Lanham completed the top ten. Heat wins went to Perigo and Glessner.
John Over took the top spot from John Redshaw on the third lap of the Garry’s Auto Sales Late Model feature and appeared to be well on his way to winning his first of the 2006 season at Roaring Knob. Meanwhile seventh starting Robbie Black was weaving his way to the front and by the sixteenth lap was hounding Over for the point. Over held him off until two to go, when he made one slight slip, allowing Black to get by. Once in front, Black went on to take the apparent win, and a dejected Over was left to watch the victory lane celebration. Shortly afterwards, the post race inspection negated Black’s win, and Over was declared the winner of the race. The new alignment moved LC Powers to second with Garry Sisson third, Stanley Spooner fourth, and Chuck Bloom fifth. Six through ten were Redshaw, Jim Byers, JW Tush, Bobby Neratka and Bobby Marietta. Heats winners were Powers and Black.
The always entertaining Fort Necessity Garage V8 Chargers were last up on the race card, and Don Miller was looking for his fifth win right from the drop of the green. Miller increased his lead as the laps wound down, and at the conclusion it was indeed five for Miller, with a close finish at the line for Brad Jenkins who claimed second over Mark Peck. Right behind them was Shawn Smith for fourth, and Shawn Nicholson was able to capture the fifth spot. Joe Wrona was sixth with Bob Miller, Fred Spiker, Tyler Murray and John Matthews rounding out the top ten. The Charger heats went to Frank Spade and Mark Peck.
Saturday, August 19 will be a regular five division night of racing featuring the Super Lates, Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and V8 Chargers at Roaring Knob. The action gets underway at 6:15 when hot laps begin. Race time is at 7:00pm. For more information about upcoming events at Roaring Knob, visit the web site at www.roaringknob.com , or call the business office during the week at 724-329-0306.
ROARING KNOB MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX AUGUST 12 RACE SUMMARY
DAVIES FORD SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat Race Winners: Billy Holbert, Bob Gordon, Doug Horton
GARRY’S AUTO SALES LATE MODELS
Heat Race Winners: LC Powers, Robbie Black
Feature (20 Laps): 1) John Over, 2) LC Powers, 3) Garry Sisson, 4) Stanley Spooner, 5) Chuck Bloom, 6) John Redshaw, 7) Jim Byers, 8) Fred Ziegler, 9) Bobby Neratka, 10) Bobby Marietta, 11) JW Tush, 12) Curt Hager DNS, 13) Robbie Black DQ
JACK’S AUTO CRUSHING AMRA MODIFIEDS
Heat Race Winners: Doug Glessner
Feature (25 Laps) 1) Dennis Perigo, 2) Doug Glessner, 3) Phil Jeffries, 4) Jacob Hawkins, 5) Nick Cramer, 6) Matt Cosner, 7) Jason Ammons, 8) Kevin Putnam, 9) Matt Alwine, 10) Rod Lanham, 11) Shawn Davis, 12) Vic Vandergrift, 13) Doug Stine, 14) Be Thorn, 15) Jason Definbaugh
GNH TRUCKING STREET STOCKS
Heat Race Winners: Bob Nelson, Charlie McClain
Feature (15 Laps): 1) Tom Newman, 2) Mike Duritsky, 3) Sam King, 4) Bo Karwatske, 5) Pat Weldon, 6) Zach Bohan, 7) Charlie McClain, 8) Bill Jenkins, 9) Chris Matthews, 10) Bob Nelson, 11) George Kelley, 12) Rick Beissel, 13) Tom Humberson, 14) Jim Smith, 15) Grady Palmer, 16) Josh Bendishaw, 17) Dewey Wakefield DNS, 18) Todd Dennis DNS, 19) Matt Franks DNS, 20) Marshall Coleman DNS, 21) JR Platter DNS
FORT NECESSITY GARAGE V8 CHARGERS
Heat Race Winners: Frank Spade, Mark Peck
Feature (12 Laps): 1) Don Miller, 2) Brad Jenkins, 3) Mark Peck, 4) Shawn
Smith, 5) Shawn Nicholson, 6) Joe Wrona, 7) Bob Miller, 8) Fred Spiker, 9) Tyler
Murray, 10) John Matthews, 11) Frank Spade., 12) Ed Fogle Sr. DNS, 13) Marty
Spade Jr. DNS, 14) Robert Matthews DNS
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