Busy Night At Lernerville
SARVER, Pa. – All four divisions at Lernerville Speedway provided eventful racing Saturday night.
Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick tangled in the opening laps of the Diehl Mods feature and surrendered the lead to Bud Points leader Rex King Jr., who then ran away with his fourth win of the season.
AJ Flick led over a dozen laps on the way to what would have been his first Peoples TWP Sprint feature, only to give way to Brandon Matus and then Carl Bowser.
Matus broke, but Bowser went on to chug the Turners Premium Iced Tea after his fourth win of the season. Alex Ferree battled Jared Miley in a late race restart that saw Miley surrender the lead as he slid off the top of turn two and Ferree cruise to his fourth win of the season in the Precise Late Models.
Rob Shook sealed the deal after losing the lead in the final turn of the final lap last week to score his first Pic-A-Part Sportsman win of the season as points leaders Jim Fosnaught and Corey McPherson tangled behind him in turn three coming to the checkered flag.
The Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds started the show with Brian Swartzlander alongside Jeff Miller on the front row and Dave Murdick started right behind Miller in third. Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. rolled to green from 10th on the starting grid after winning last week.
Swartzlander took the early lead, but Murdick tried a slidejob on the lap five restart. The resulting contact sent Swartzlander sailing off turn four and Murdick was sent to the tail for rough driving. King had already made his way to fifth by the initial restart and thus third on the ensuing restart. King wasted little time as he took the lead in turns three & four and never looked back on the way to his fourth win of the season. He will carry a 23-point lead over his father and 37 points over Dave Murdick into next week.