|Date: 11/11/2013 8:48:10 PM|
As the winds were swirling around the Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, there were two other storms brewing in the Fall Jamboree pit area.
Saturday's 600 micro winner, Billy Pauch,Jr. and the All Star Slingshot winner, Louden Reimert would show early speed in their qualifying events.
The 35 lap SpeedSTR Championship main event would see modified star Jeff Strunk lead the field to the green and it was a race to the front heading into turn one. Strunk would lead for two more laps until Kenny Brightbill would take over the top spot with a high side turn two pass. With Brightbill out in front Bill Pauch,Jr. was working the bottom side of the 1/4 mike high-banked oval and was not in the same situation as he was on Saturday, battling Brightbill for the lead.
With the SpeedSTR National Championship on the line, Freddie Rahmer was not in conservation mode as he passed Brightbill just after the halfway signal for second and was now in contention for the lead. He had taken the top spot for Pauch,Jr. but a slip coming off of turn four left the bottom open and the race to the checkers was on. A John Kovatch IV flip, bunched the field, but Rahmer could not get to the front and had to settle for strong second behind Pauch,Jr. as Brightbill took his second top 3 finish of the weekend. With his second place finish Freddie Rahmer was the 2013 SpeedSTR National Champion.
The All Star Slingshots had their title on the line and Travis Bieber took the green as the leader but a second lap tangle took Mark Sensenig, Chris Kurtz and Sam Scicchitano out of the main. Bieber held the top spot until a turn four tangle reset the field and a race ensued with Kyle Gruber and Louden Reimert. These two really were swapping the lead back and forth for 5 laps before Reimert laid claim to the lead and the win. With a fourth place finish, Oley, PA's Brett Bieber took his third straight All Star Slingshot National point crown aboard the Marlin Bieber prepared # 32.
Reimert's efforts netted him $1000 in prize money and a solid runnerup spot in national points for the twelve year old racer.
The 600 micros were wired to the fast speedway and it was Modified Hall of Fame driver Frank Cozze being the driver in charge of the start of the 25 lap main. Cozze wasted little time in showing his speed, but it took only 5 laps for Billy Pauch,Jr. to become the man in charge. Pauch had to endure challenges from Kyle Lick, Kurt Bettler, Cozze and Robert Hocker, but withstood all and won by less than a car length over Cozze with Lick getting the third spot.
The final race of the day was the Junior Slingshots and after putting on a non-stop 20 lap show on Saturday, they came back with the same talent and ability and repeated their perfromance as a non-stop thriller found Dillon Steuer get to the front and never looked back. Lapped traffic posed a few late race issues with runner up Jared LaBagh making a challenge but it was a little short as Steuer took the win over LaBagh with fellow New Yorker Ryan Quackenbush getting ght final podium spot.
1. Billy Pauch,Jr. 2. Freddie Rahmer 3. Kenny Brightbill 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Maxime Plante 6. Dale Planck 7. Mike Bednar 8. Kyle Lick 9. Wayne Weaver 10. Brad Brightbill 11. Brandon Rahmer 12. Gary Huber 13. Josianne Plante 14. Steve Yankowski 15. Al Arrisher 16. Emanuel St. Denis 17. John Kovatch IV 18. Francis Merlot 19. Fred Gamache 20. Mike Vermeulen 21. Brittany Wixon 22. Kyle Weiss 23. Mike Bednar
All Star Slingshots
1. Louden Reimert 2. Kyle Gruber 3. Demetrios Drellos 4. Brett Bieber 5. Alex Schoffstall 6. Cody Kline 7. Matt Mertz 8. Shannon Smith 9. Henry Anderson 10. Kurt Bettler 11. Danny Buccafusca 12. Joe Howey,Jr. 13. Trevor LaBagh 14. John Bockhorn 15. Carl Bittenbender 16. Jim Chisholm 17. Carl Labonte 18. Steve Yankowski 19. Travis Bieber 20. Bill Reidenbach 21. Sam Scicchitano 22. Mark Sensenig 23. Wes Hearn 24. Dale Kober 25. Chris Kurtz
1. Billy Pauch,Jr. 2. Frank Cozze 3. Kyle Lick 4. Bill Ungert 5. Simon Egan 6. Robert Hocker 7. Garrett Glassman 8. Ben Earnst 9. Tim Buckwalter 10. Ben Houtz 11. Brett Michalski 12. Scott Scholl 13. Kurt Bettler 14. Karla Stoltzfus 15. Kyle Pierce 16. Denny Wagner 17. Brenden Bright 18. Matt Vislan
1. Dillon Steuer 2. Jared LaBagh 3. Ryan
Quackenbush 4. Dakota Kohler 5. Damon Paul 6. Dylan
Hoch 7. Reese Nowotarski 8. Kassidy Kreitz 9. Amber
Britto 10. Daniel Morgiewicz 11. Alex Yankowski
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