John Mollick Mega-Blitzes Roaring Knob field in UFo Race C hampionship!

Date: 8/2/2009 11:00:32 PM

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John Mollick Mega-Blitzes Roaring Knob field in UFo Race C hampionship!
Shane Hitt, Shawn Davis, Todd Dennis & Marty Spade Jr, also Collect Feature Wins
 MARKLEYSBURG, PA (August 1, 2009)  John Mollick from Toronto, Ohio earned the $3,000 first place money in Mega-Blitz 2009 on Saturday night in the Unified Force Race Championship event at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA.  Taking the lead on a lap 28 restart, Mollick controlled the remaining distance in the 41-lap event in his first Super Late Model start at Roaring Knob. 
"We had the engine out of the car early in the week.  We got it back together and here we are," said Mollick,=2 0who moved in to the UFo Series point lead with his victory in his L&R Racing/Ridge Machine CC Performance Ford powered Rocket.
Five qualifying heats were run for the 40-car field and wins were taken by Bob Gordon, Chuck Harper, Keith Jackson, Mollick and Butch McGill. Two B-Mains rounded out the starting field, won by Chad McClellan and Andy Anderson.
The top two drivers from each heat race drew for the top ten starting positions.  Keith Jackson and Gary Dalton drew front row starting spots, and Jackson powered to the lead at the drop of the green for the 41-lap main event.  Dalton and Gregg Satterlee battled for second in the early laps, with Butch McGill and Steve Everhart filling the top five.  The first caution appeared on lap 7.  McGill gained a spot on the restart to third, before the yellow flew again on lap 8.  McG ill advanced to second on the next restart, as the yellow appeared again on lap 10.
Jackson again set the pace when racing resumed over McGill, Dalton, Everhart, and Satterlee.  Eventual winner Mollick was sixth at this point, and 22nd starting Andy Anderson had charged through the field into the top ten, in ninth position.  Everhart and Satterlee got by Dalton by lap 13, as the yellow appeared again with 15 laps in.   Back to green, lap 16 saw Jackson leading McGill, with Satterlee, Everhart, and a charging Chuck Harper now fifth after starting tenth.  Harper moved to fourth a lap later, and at the halfway mark on lap 21 passed Satterlee for third as his car started smoking at this point.  When the next caution came out at lap 23, Harper retired from the event.

When racing resumed, it was Jackson still leading McGill, with ninth starting John Flinner now third, Satterlee fourth, and Mollick in fifth.  On lap 28, while racing for second, Flinner got into the turn four outside wall to bring out the caution for what would be an eventful restart.
On the double file restart, the two front row cars drag raced for the lead as the green flag waved.  As McGill nosed ahead, the two cars made contact with McGill spinning to set off a melee on the front stretch.  Both drivers were eventually disqualified for their actions under the caution period.  The new running order would have Satterlee the new leader over Mollick, Anderson, Dalton, and Everhart.  With this being the final restart of the event, Mollick used the outside to take the lead, one the new Series point leader would hold for the remaining distance for his first UFo Race Championship victory.  Dalton took second on lap 30, and remained there to the finish. Anderson earned third place money in his impressive run from 22nd, while Satterlee was fourth and a fine run by Everhart placed him fifth at the finish. Tim Senic, Jared Miley, Billy Holbert, defending Series champion Alex Ferree, and Chad McClellan rounded out the top ten. 
Buchannon, WV’s Shane Hitt won his second feature event at Roaring Knob in the Brooks Auto Group FASTRAK Late Models. Hitt took the lead at the start and led through many cautions before the race was checkered at 14 laps after the time limit expired.  Daniel Hill, Cody Hardesty, Jason Fosnaught and Troy Shields were the top five. Rick Meglaye, Ron Smithley, Wayne Jordan, Dusty Hamrick and Greg Tressler completed the top ten. Tressler, Hill and Shields won the three heats for the 26 cars on hand.

Shawn Davis from Salem WV visited Roaring Knob’s victory lane for the first time since 2007 in the South Fayette Nursing Center Modifieds.  Bruce Dreistadt took the initial lead until Be Thorn passed him on lap five. Davis then took over second and grabbed the lead on lap 12. Davis led the final three laps for the win. Thorn held on for second over Josh Cramer, Mark Dickson, Ron Parrish, Phil Jeffries, Louie Krushansky, Deanna Groves, Todd Daughenbaugh and Travis Dickson. Modified heat wins for the 18 cars went to Jeffries and Davis. 
Newell’s Todd Dennis has been shut out of victory lane since opening day in the Dick Rugh’s Auto Parts Street Stocks. Dennis changed that as he took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led all 15-laps to score his second win of the season. Joe Wrona took second with Jim Bendishaw, Jr., Tom Newman, Jim Byers, Mike Duritsky, Bob Nelson, Chris Lucy, Josh Bendishaw and Charlie McClain claiming the top ten. Duritsky, Dennis and Wrona took heat checkers for the 24 cars.
Marty Spade, Jr. wasted no time in taking the lead from his outside pole starting spot in the Fort Necessity Garage Charger main. On a rail, the “Farmington Flyer” sped off for his third feature win this season. Kenny Burkholder came home second over Shane Wheeler, Sr., Kyle Burkholder and Ryan Newman. Sixth through went to Justin Howell, Russell Baird, Jr., Bus Matthews, Roscoe Higbee and Bob Matthews. Kyle Burkholder, Spade and Wheeler took heat victories for the 21 cars. 
Roaring Knob is closed for the Fayette County Fair on Au gust 8 and will return to racing on August 15 with the rescheduled Autograph Night plus the Modifieds will take the stage for their annual special event.  The on-track autograph session will take place before the racing begins for all five divisions.  More information can be found on the web site at or call the business office during the week at 724-853-7223.

Unified Force Championship Tour Super Late Model results for Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex for Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Car count – 40
Finish, Start, Car, Driver, Hometown
1, 4, 4J, John Mollick, Toronto, OH
2, 2, 14, Gary Dalton, Morgantown, WV
3, 22, 25, Andy Anderson, Bunker Hill, WV
4, 3, 22, Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA
5, 6, 15E, Steve Everhart, Holidaysburg, PA
6, 11, S2, Tim Senic, Elkins, WV
7, 16, H1, Jared Miley, South Park, PA
8, 13, 7, Billy Holbert, Fairmont, WV
9, 14, 4, Alex Ferree, Saxonburg, PA
10, 21, 119, Chad McClellan, Stoystown, PA
11, 17, 75, Mel Minnick, Uniontown, PA
12, 8, 0, Ron Delano, Jr., Stoystown, PA
13, 12,
50, L
.C. Powers, Mount Morris, PA
14, 18, 0M, Mike Steck, South Hollsopple, PA
15, 19, 2J, Mike Johnson, Imperial, PA
16, 23, 17, Keith Barbara, South Park, PA
17, 9, 48, John Flinner, Zelienople, PA
18, 10, 00H, Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV
19, 7, 31, Bob Gordon, Keyser, WV
20, 20, 25Z, Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA
21, 15, 30, Allan Brannon, Winchester, VA
22, 24, 77, Jeff Ferguson, Uniontown, PA
DQ, 1, 88, Keith Jackson, Odenton, MD
DQ, 5, 1MC, Butch McGill, West Union, WV

Heat Race Winners - Bob Gordon, Chuck Harper, Keith Jackson,  John Mollick, Butch McGill. 
B-Main #1 – Chad McClellan  
B-Main #2 -  Andy Anderson
Did not qualify –
0F, Richard Frazier, Mount Clare, WV. 0Z, Fred Zeigler, IV, Chalk Hill, PA. 01, Josh Coffman, Grafton, WV.  S1, Jim Kutas, Elizabeth, PA. K2, John Over, Uniontown, PA. J4, John Garvin, Sarver, PA. 5, Stanley Spooner, Cassville, WV. 5M, Jimmy McCloud, Elkins, WV. 18D, Danny Mitchell, Clarksburg, WV. 18P, Jim Pyles, Newburg, WV. 21G, Gary Gellner, Sherrard, WV. 29, Skip Hare, < /SPAN>Elkins, WV. 37, Brian Tavenner, Winchester, VA. 43, Danny Pugh, Morgantown, WV. 74, Shawn Poling, Elkins, WV. Did not race, 13D, Jonathan DeHaven, Winchester, VA.

Brooks Auto Group FASTRAK Late Models

Heat Race Winners - Greg Tressler, Daniel Hill, Troy Shields
Feature (20 Laps):  1) Shane Hitt, 2) Daniel Hill, 3) Cody Hardesty, 4) Jason Fosnaught, 5) Troy Shields, 6) Ricky Meglaye, 7) Randy Smithley, 8) Wayne Jordan, 9) Dusty Hamrick, 10) Greg Tressler, 11) Kyle Thomas, 12) Andy Spooner, 13) Garry Sisson, 14) Roger Laughlin, 15) Derek Rogers, 16) Jeremy Zufall, 17) Chad Green, 18) Mike Howell, 19) Jayme Beck, 20) Tom Sieger, 21) Quinton Wyandt, 22) Shawn Jett,  23) Dave Gorrell, 24) Bobby Cossell, 25) Jason Rider, 26) Derek Doll

South Fayette Nursing Center Modifieds:

Heat Race Winners - Phil Jeffries, Shawn Davis
Feature (15 Laps):  1) Shawn Davis, 2) Be Thorn, 3) Josh Cramer, 4) Mark Dickson, 5) Ron Parrish, 6) Phil Jeffries, 7) Louie Krushansky, 8) Deana Groves, 9) Todd Daughenbaugh, 10) Travis Dickson, 11) Frank Billie, 12) Jeff Hess, 13) Vic Vandergrift, 14) Bruce Dreistadt, 15) DNS Lou Ennis, 16) DNS Josh Revels, 17) DNS Nick Cramer, DNS Nolan Dalton

Dick Rugh's Auto Parts Street Stocks:

Heat Race Winners - Mike Duritsky, Todd Dennis, Joe Wrona
Feature (15 Laps):  1) Todd Dennis, 2) Joe Wrona, 3) Jimmy Bendishaw,204) Tom Newman, 5) Jim Byers, 6) Mike Duritsky, 7) Bob Nelson, 8) Chris Lucy, 9) Josh Bendishaw, 10) Charlie McClain, 11) Marshall Coleman, 12) Sam King, 13) Matt Rishel, 14) Barry Faris, 15) Chris Henry, 16) Bob Miller, 17) Fred Spiker, 18) Justin Sinnett, 19) Russell Baird, 20) Scott Herring, 21) Greg Hauger, 22) Randy Bohan, 23) DNS Kenny Francy, 24) DNS Vince Kaider

Fort Necessity Garage Chargers:

Heat Race Winners - Sam King, Marty Spade Jr., Shane Wheeler
Feature (12 Laps):  1) Marty Spade Jr., 2) Kenny Burkholder, 3) Shane Wheeler, 4) Kyle Burkholder, 5) Ryan Newman, 6) Justin Howell, 7) Russell Baird Jr., 8) Bus Matthews, 9) Roscoe Higbee, 10) Bob Matthews, 11) Preston Imler, 12) David Wallace, 13) Andy Vogel, 14) Chris Jordan, 15) CJ Nicola, 16) Jeff Baird, 17) Eric Miller, 18) Bob Marcinek, 19) Ben Policz, 20) DNS Brad Jenkins, 21) DNS Jerry Walters Jr., 22) DNS D. Dogg.

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