|Date: 6/15/2015 12:32:36 AM|
Hearn Goes Back-to-Back on High Banks
Saturday night brought somewhat stagnant temperatures and a very smooth surface to Lebanon Valley. As a result, the speeds were up. However, even with the changes, the same chap took home the big check in the end.
Denny Soltis started on the pole, but quickly lost his advantage to Chad Jeseo. The power steering issues cured, Jeseo was able to pull out to a small advantage on the rest of the field.
Brett Hearn was not delayed by the lap 4 incident. By that point, he’d already charged up to fourth from 15th. On the restart, he got past Matt Pupello for third. With that, Jeseo, Kyle Armstrong and Hearn pulled away from the pack. A few laps later, Hearn had taken second from Armstrong and started working on Jeseo. While Jeseo was strong early, he and his team are still learning their new Teo chassis. After Jeseo slipped a little bit, Hearn was able to motor by and take the lead on lap 14.
Shortly after the restart, Brian Berger was able to get past Jeseo for second, but he simply wasn’t able to do much with Hearn. Despite a late restart, Hearn pulled away to take his second in a row.
“I was a little worried because the track conditions were significantly different than last week,” Hearn said. “Luckily, the car felt good, so we just went with it. It ended up being tight. It felt better than it did last week.”
Behind Hearn and Berger was Kyle Armstrong with a season-best third-place finish. Andy Bachetti was fourth, while Tremont was able to charge back up to fifth.
In the Small Block Modifieds, Timothy Davis led from the pole early on with Brian Sandstedt giving chase, much like a Boo Diddly in Super Mario Brothers 3. Sandstedt tried multiple times to get his Darcy Construction No. 12 past Davis, but just could not get himself past.
Back in the pack, Tremont, Brett Haas and JR Heffner were moving up from outside of the top 10. It took a while to make in-roads with everyone being so equal, but they eventually put themselves in contention. Alan Houghtaling’s spin on lap 15 while fighting for fourth with Tremont turned out to be a game changer, though.
In Pro Stock, Steven LaRochelle, benefiting from the full attention of his father, Paul, started from pole and led early on. The race was interrupted by a couple of early spins that slowed the pace, but LaRochelle was able to maintain the advantage through two restarts. Veteran Chuck Towslee, who started alongside LaRochelle was right on his tail and was eventually able to snag the lead on lap 5.
Behind the leaders, Rob Yetman was on a charge. Driving a repaired No. 7 after being involved in a couple of incidents last week, Yetman charged up from 12th to third within six laps. After a yellow came out due to Kim Duell’s spin, Yetman pounced on Towslee to take the lead on the restart. From there, Yetman pulled away from the pack and was never challenged on the way to his second win of the year, expanding his record number of Pro Stock victories to 45.
In Pure Stock, Phil Sherman, Bill Deak, Jr. and Jesse Murphy each won features. Gary O’Brien took the Street Stock win. In 4-Cylinder, Chris Vandeputte won the delayed feature from May 30th while Tim Meltz won Single-Cam. The regular feature saw Phil DeFiglio win overall and Dual-Cam while Brandon Ely won Single-Cam. Finally, 72-year old Stan Wetmore won the Midstate Vintage Modifieds feature.
Key Bank and Doherty Brothers Construction Modified Feature Results: 1) Brett Hearn, 2) Brian Berger, 3) Kyle Armstrong, 4) Andy Bachetti, 5) Kenny Tremont, Jr., 6) Kyle Sheldon, 7) Eddie Marshall, 8) Steve Hough, 9) Chad Jeseo, 10) Paul Gilardi, 11) Elmo Reckner, 12) Kyle Hoffman, 13) Jeff Watson, 14) Kolby Schroder, 15) Wayne Jelley, 16) Ken McGuire, 17) Keith Flach, 18) Denny Soltis, 19) Matt Pupello, 20) Mike King, 21) Olden Dwyer. DNS: Tyler Chartrand, JR Heffner, Dave McFeeters, Rich Salisbury
358 Small Block Modified Feature Results: 1) Kenny Tremont, Jr., 2) JR Heffner, 3) Brett Haas, 4) Wayne Jelley, 5) Jason Herrington, 6) Timothy Davis, 7) Frank Hoard, III, 8) Brian Sandstedt, 9) Alan Houghtaling, 10) David Schilling, 11) Dave Hinsch, 12) Chad Pierce, 13) Brian Peterson, 14) Demetrios Drellos, 15) Jeff Kelley, 16) Ryan Charland, 17) Olden Dwyer, 18) Peter Carlotto, 19) Ryan Darcy. DNS: Tom Faxon
Pro Stock Results: 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Chuck Towslee, 3) Jon Routhier, 4) Jay Corbin, 5) Frank Twing, 6) Nick Hilt, 7) Daniel Sanchez, 8) Rick Dempsey, 9) Chad Arsenault, 10) Sparky Reilly, 11) Hugh Page, 12) John Santolin, 13) Tom O’Connor, 14) Tom Harkins, 15) Joe LaFlamme, 16) Steven LaRochelle, 17) Milo Campbell, 18) Kim Duell, 19) Brian Keough, 20) Mark Dupuis. DNS: Rick Duzlak, Victor Hopkins, Chris Lunn, Robbie Speed
Pure Stock Feature No. 1 Results: 1) Phil Sherman, 2) Jeff Kreutziger, 3) Dylan Fachini, 4) Clifford Booth, 5) Joe Cheneil, 6) Tim Thompson, 7) Joey Morey, 8) Zach Sorrentino, 9) Wuggie Burdick, 10) James Hatch
Pure Stock Feature No. 2 Results: 1) Bill Deak, Jr., 2) Jeff Meltz, Jr., 3) Jim Groncki, 4) Harold Robitaille, 5) Gary Vandenburg, 6) Bill Deak, 7) Dennis O’Connor, Sr., 8) Dee Dee Cross, 9) Raymond Royals, 10) Aaron Fachini
May 30th 4-Cylinder Dual-Cam Results: 1) Chris Vandeputte, 2) Jared Powell, 3) Kelly Duncan, 4) Anthony Caruso, 5) Rick Hodges, 6) Kenny Stager
June 13th 4-Cylinder Dual-Cam Results: 1) Phil DeFiglio, 2) Steve Ryan, 3) Chris Vandeputte, 4) Ben Grant, 5) Jared Powell, 6) Alyssia Sanchez, 7) Kelly Duncan, 8) Todd Goldstein, 9) Kenny Stager
June 13th 4-Cylinder Single-Cam Results: 1) Brandon Ely, 2) James Street, 3) Tim Meltz, 4) Bob Ely, 5) Jethro Rossan, 6) Stephen Cameron, Jr., 7) Matt McCuin, 8) Jim Williams, 9) Gary Malloy, 10) Mike Verhagen
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