Miley Masters Pennsylvania Dirt
Nico DaBecco took first place in the first of two heats in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Late Model division, and Corey McPherson of Tarentum passed Justin Lamb on lap five to take the checkers in the second heat of the night in the class. Starting second in the feature, McPherson charged to the front and dominated the race to claim his first victory ever in a Rush Late Model and at PPMS. While the rest of the field couldn’t catch him, they jockeyed for position throughout the feature, and in the end the remainder of the top five included Steve Beatty, Mark Moats Jr., Daryl Charlier and DaBecco.
Jake Simmons and Christian Schneider finished first in their heats in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman class, and the feature had Nick Kocuba starting in the pole position. However, in the end, it was Schneider who took the checkered flag after starting eighth. Kocuba finished second in his best race of the season after being plagued by car troubles earlier in the year. They were followed by Bill Robertson, Simmons and Vince Laboon.
The Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks had Joe Podolinsky claiming victory in both the heat race and in the feature event. This was Joe’s first appearance this season after a devastating fire earlier in the year destroyed his race car. Podolinsky was followed by Steve Pyeritz, Dave McManus, Dylan Bolind and Hannah Ramsey.
Michael Jackson of South Park started on the pole in the Imperial Heights Garage Young Gun 10-lap feature event, which showcased 10 Young Gun drivers, the most ever. Jackson, 16, was able to hold onto the top spot and earn his first victory ever in the division. He was closely followed by David Ostrander, Devin Black, OB Huff, and Dave Ostrander.
Karl Kohan continued his dominating driving style to take the checkers in the three-quarter late model event, averaging 105 mph. Jim Thompson and Chris Kohan finished second and third.