|Date: 7/12/2015 9:06:16 PM|
Hearn Scores a Double on Delayed Valley Fireworks Night
Saturday night was a long night at Lebanon Valley. The schedule had double features for the Modifieds and fireworks on tap due to the July 4th rainout. Despite the card taking nearly six hours, there were some happy drivers at the end of the night.
In the first Modified feature, Olden Dwyer started from pole and ran very well early on. Meanwhile, Brett Hearn moved up quickly from the 15th starting spot in the top 10. On lap 4, Brian Berger sensed a chance to get a spot back from Hearn, but succeeded only in running into the back of Hearn and disabling his car. Kenny Tremont, Jr. hit Berger, bringing out a yellow.
Behind Hearn and Heffner was Kyle Hoffman in third. Dwyer held on to take a career-best fourth, while Jeseo was fifth.
In the second feature, Denny Soltis started from the pole and led early on. However, he had an even stronger Hearn to deal with.
After the restart, Hearn continued to charge, moving up to fifth by lap 5 and third by lap 7. At the same time, Tremont was following Hearn up the order from mid-pack.
On the final restart, Hearn pulled away from Tremont and
successfully completed the double on the evening.
The big Sportsman story of the night occurred on lap 5 when John Virgilio spun and nosed into the inside wall exiting turn 4, ending his night. Virgilio entered the race as the points leader, but finished 26th and lost a bunch of ground.
The race ended up coming down to a duel between Slavin and Matt Pappa. Slavin was fighting a tight race car, but still raced Pappa hard and clean for the win. Eventually, slower traffic allowed Slavin to maintain his advantage and take the win. Pappa was second, followed by Hunt, Michael Sabia and Ricky Davis.
For the rest of the race, Hopkins fought for the lead with Chuck Towslee. Despite his damage, Hopkins was able to hold off the charge to take his first win of the year. Towslee was second, followed by Jon Routhier. Robbie Speed and Jay Corbin rounded out the top 5.
In Pure Stock, Scott Morris, Jeff Meltz, Jr. and Jeff Meltz, Sr. each claimed wins. Jason Meltz won the Crate Street Stock feature.
Freihofer’s/Anderson Equipment Company Modified Feature: 1) Brett Hearn, 2) Kenny Tremont, Jr., 3) Kyle Armstrong, 4) Denny Soltis, 5) Brian Berger, 6) Jeff Watson, 7) Keith Flach, 8) Eddie Marshall, 9) Andy Bachetti, 10) Mike King, 11) Steve Hough, 12) Elmo Reckner, 13) JR Heffner, 14) Chad Jeseo, 15) Kyle Sheldon, 16) John Ruchel, 17) John Virgilio, 18) Tyler Chartrand, 19) Rob Pitcher, 20) Kyle Hoffman, 21) Wayne Jelley, 22) Matt Pupello, 23) Kolby Schroder, 24) Paul Gilardi, 25) Dave McFeeters, DNS: D.J. Faulkner, Olden Dwyer
Small Block Modified Feature: 1) Kenny Tremont, Jr, 2) Ryan Darcy, 3) Peter Carlotto, 4) Jason Herrington, 5) Wayne Jelley, 6) Demetrios Drellos, 7) Timothy Davis, 8) Frank Hoard, III, 9) Olden Dwyer, 10) Alan Houghtaling, 11) Brett Haas, 12) Brian Sandstedt, 13) David Schilling, 14) Ryan Charland, 15) Frank Harper, 16) Bryan McGuire, 17) Buddy Hencke, 18) Chad Pierce, 19) JR Heffner, 20) Kenny Aanonsen, Jr., 21) Mike Molloy, 22) Kim LaVoy, 23) Shane Jablonka
Sportsman Results: 1) Whitey Slavin, 2) Matt Pappa, 3) Cody Hunt, 4) Michael Sabia, 5) Ricky Davis, 6) Kevin Ward, 7) Chris Curtis, 8) Jim Boardman, 9) Frank Hoard, Jr., 10) Chris Lynch, 11) Kevin Arnold, 12) Matt Burke, 13) Rob Maxon, 14) Cody Ochs, 15) Phil Wood, 16) Mike Gramolini, 17) Christopher Delfino, 18) Dan Lyle, 19) Courtney Crews, 20) Diana Huyck, 21) Greg Catlin, 22) Nikki Ouelette, 23) Jeff Lutes, 24) Alissa Cody, 25) Ryan Heath, 26) John Virgilio, 27) John Miller
Pro Stock Feature: 1) Victor Hopkins, 2) Chuck Towslee, 3) Jon Routhier, 4) Robbie Speed, 5) Jay Corbin, 6) Frank Twing, 7) Rick Dempsey, 8) Sean Corr, 9) Tom Harkins, 10) John Santolin, 11) Brian Keough, 12) Nick Hilt, 13) Sparky Reilly, 14) Joe LaFlamme, 15) Daniel Sanchez, 16) Rob Yetman, 17) Rick Spencer, 18) Rick Duzlak, 19) Jeff Kelmel, 20) Steven LaRochelle, 21) Chad Arsenault, 22) Paul LaRochelle, 23) Chris Claus
Pure Stock Results:
Pure Stock Feature No. 2: 1) Jeff Meltz, Jr., 2) Harold Robitaille, 3) Jeff Kreutziger, 4) Lou Gancarz, 5) Aaron Fachini, 6) Jim Groncki, 7) Joe Walcott, 8) Keri Vandenburg, 9) Gary Vandenburg, 10) Kevin Paul, 11) John Tisko, 12) Jay Casey, 13) Dennis O’Connor, 14) James Hatch
Crate Street Stock Results: 1) Jason Meltz, 2) Gary O’Brien, 3) John Filarecki
For more information, the 2015 schedule, and links to what's on tap for 2015, visit our website at www.LebanonValley.com, and click on “Speedway”, or call the LVAR Offices during regular business hours at (518) 794-9606 or (518) 794-9965.
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