|Date: 8/16/2009 2:58:30 AM|
Dog Hollow Speedway
3072 Route 403 Highway North
Northern Cambria, PA 15714
By Terry Whetstone
DOG HOLLOW HAS HOST OF REPEAT WINNERS
For immediate release August 14, 2009
STRONGSTOWN, PA - Nanty Glo Auto Parts night presented trophies to six repeat winners including: Clate Copeman of Greensburg in the Townsend Gas and Oil Late Models, Mike Pegher Jr. of Cranberry Township, in the Stoystown Auto Wreckers Fastrak Late Models, Jim Boyer of Indiana in the Valentiís Excavating Street Stocks, Jeremy Shaffer of Derry in the Brush Valley Tire Pure Stocks, Joey Petyak of Gallitzin in the Texas Auto Ranch Four Cylinder Sidewinders and Tom Pavelko of Cherry Tree in the Texas Auto Ranch Modified Four Cylinders.
The late model feature was led to the start with Clate Copeman and Rick Strong on the front row with Copeman taking the lead and setting the pace with Sammy Stile in second and Strong in third. The race got to the fifth lap and for reasons unknown they couldnít seem to surpass that lap, once they finally did the race went fairly smooth with Copeman and Stile still leading the way with Bobby Stokes and Strong jockeying for the third spot most of the way with Chad McClellan and, Dwayne Taneyhill and Dane Laraway still=2 0mixing it up. When Bob Sullenger waved the checkered flag it was Copeman getting his second strait win with Stile, Strong, Stokes and Laraway in the top five. Heat wins went to Rick Strong and Bobby Stokes.
The Fastrak late models hit the surface with Joe Martin and Mike Pegher Jr. leading the field off turn four at the start with Pegher taking the lead Martin sitting in second with Tommy Snyder, Mike Blose and Chris Force rounding out the top five. Pegher continued to lead as Martin and Blose fought for the second spot, then on a lap seven restart the pair tangled exiting turn four, ending Martinís night. Blose tailed the field and set his sights on getting back to the front with Snyder now in second and Force third. The race saw Snyder try to overtake Pegher, but Snyder tried too hard and looped the F1, collecting several other drivers. He was then out of contention and this put Force second who held off Joey Valenti for second as Pegher went on to get his third win of the season. The top five were: Pegher, Force, Valenti, Bernie Whiteford and Paul Michny. Heat wins were taken by Mike Pegher Jr. and Tommy Snyder.
Mike Valazek and Andy Klingensmith led the street stock field to the start with Valazek leading the opening lap with Jim Boyer in second and Josh Jacoby third. On the second lap, Boyer took the lead from Valazek and Jacoby followed into second on lap three. Boyer and Jacoby were joined by Nick Goss on lap three as well to make it a three car battle, but on lap four Goss pitted, and lost one lap in the pits while his crew got him back out on the track. He joined the field one lap down and struggled to get back on th lead lap, but Boyer and Jacoby were tough and put up a fight of their own to finish first and second. At the finish the top five were: Boyer, Jacoby, Bill Pluta, Valazek and Charlie Trice. Heat wins were split between Josh Jacoby and Nick Goss.
Bobby Noel and John Mazey led the pure stock field to the start with a wild scramble at the start and Steve Matko leading the opening lap and staying there for several laps, with Mazey in second at first, then he lost that position to Jeremy Shaffer who began to battle Matko for the lead, while that was happening the fight for third was heating up, as Matt Summers had third, but several wanted it. Tim Laughard took third and was hounding Shaffer for second, then on a lap 13 restart, setting up a two lap shoot out, Matko got too high off turn two, he fell through the field as Shaffer took the lead, Laughard was second and out of no where came Justin Queen for third at the line. Matko held on the finish fourth and Summers claimed fifth. Heat wins were split between Steve Matko and John Mazey.
Joey Petyak and Ryan Claycomb sat on the front row at the start of the four cylinder sidewinder feature, with Petyak taking the lead and hold off all challengers for his second victory of the season. Claycomb tried20to steal the win first, then it was Brent Sholtis who tried for the lead, but Petyak held them off for the win. At the line the top five were: Petyak, Sholtis, Chris Yoder, Paul Little and Wes McKeel. Heat wins went to Joey Petyak, Brent Sholtis and Marc Kepple.
The modified four cylinder feature saw seven cars answer the call for the event with Mark Maglett leading Jason Bialowas off the line and leading for three laps before Tom Pavelko took the lead with an outside pass off the fourth turn. Once in the lead Pavelko never looked back taking his sixth win of the season. Pavelko also won the heat.
DOG TRAX: 114 cars filled the pits, including: 26 late models, 20 Fastrak late models, 13 street stocks, 20 pure stocks, 28 four cylinders and 7 modified four cylindersÖComing up this week is a regular show for the super late models, Fastrak late models, street stocks, pure stocks, four cylinders and modified four cylinders along with autograph night. Texas Auto Ranch will be sponsoring the evening. There are more details at www.dog-hollow.com.
Townsend Gas and Oil Late Models: 1. Clate Copeman, Greensburg; 2. Sammy Stile, 3. Rick Strong, 4. Bobby Stokes, 5. Dane Laraway, 6. Dwayne Taneyhill, 7. Chad McClellan, 8. Chris Rhodes, 9. Randy Smithley, 10. Doug Glessner, 11. Paul Dominick, 12. Chad Helman, 13. John Myer s, 14. Jeff Weakland, 15. Ron Marsh, 16. Sam Gindlesperger, 17. Billy Eash, 18. Rick Davis, 19. Mike Ziner, 20. Billy Dickson, 21. John Britsky, 22. Rodney Phillips, 23. Dan Swartzlander, 24. Bill Krause, 25. Mike Steck.
Ron Delano did not start.
Stoystown Auto Wreckers Fastrak Late Models: 1. Mike Pegher, Jr., Cranberry Township; 2. Chris Force, 3. Joey Valenti, 4. Bernie Whiteford, 5. Paul Michny, 6. Mike Blose, 7. Tyler Deitz, 8. Quinton Wyandt, 9. John Eckenrod, 10. Ron Smithley, 11. Matt Bassaro, 12. Shawn Shaltenbrand, 13. Andrew Wyle, 14. Kirby Tucker, 15. Tommy Snyder, 16. Bryan Force, 17. Joe Zulisky, 18. Steve Huey, 19. Joe Martin.
Mike Cuthbert did not start.
Valentiís Excavating Street Stocks: 1. Jim Boyer, Indiana; 2. Josh Jacoby, 3. Bill Pluta, 4. Mike Valazek, 5. Charlie Trice, 6. Adam Fulton, 7. Matt Hugill, 8. Andy Klingensmith, 9. Scott Good, 10. Nick Goss.
Brush Valley Tire Pure Stocks: 1. Jeremy Shaffer, Derry, 2. Tim Laughard, 3. Justin Queen, 4. Steve Matko, 5. Matt Summers, 6. Jeremy Buck, 7. Rich Powell, 8. Bernie Whetstone, 9. Bobby Noel, 10. Nathan Howell.
Texas Auto Ranch Four Cylinder Sidewinders: 1. Joey Petyak, Gallitzin; 2. Brent Sholtis, 3. Chris Yoder, 4. Paul Little, 5. Wes McKeel, 6. Marc Kepple, 7. Jayson Newlin, 8. Jessie Short, 9. Ryan Claycomb, 10. Donny Lechak.
Texas Auto Ranch Modified Four Cylinders: 1. Tom Pavel ko, Cherry Tree; 2. Mark Maglet, 3. Merle Bollette, 4. Shane Weaver, 5. Jay Schetini, 6. Tina Weaver, 7. Jason Bialowas.
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