ALLSTAR: Lernerville 98-08-04

All Star Sprint Race Results Lernerville Speedway (Pa) Fri. 9/04/98 by Scott Hall SARVER, PA - Dean Jacobs recorded a dominating victory over his brother Kenny in the All Star sprint 35-lap feature Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. The...

All Star Sprint Race Results Lernerville Speedway (Pa) Fri. 9/04/98

by Scott Hall

SARVER, PA - Dean Jacobs recorded a dominating victory over his brother Kenny in the All Star sprint 35-lap feature Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. The 12th annual Earl and Dave Bauman Memorial race, sponsored by Commercial Truck & Trailer, paid $5,000 to win to Jacobs for his fifth All Star win of the season.

"It doesn't get any better that this for the Jacobs' guys," Dean related afterward, standing beside his Jr. Holbrook-owned Eagle with Gaerte-Chevrolet power and using Goodyear tires. "We come here to Lernerville Speedway every time knowing we're going to have an awesome racetrack and it was no different tonight. It's only my second weekend running for Junior, he gave me a real nice racecar and we'll finish out the year for him."

"The last couple laps I really had my hands full, we were starting to run out of fuel, the motor started stumbling getting into the corners and we were lucky the checkered flag came when it did," He added.

"I couldn't get through three and four as good as he could," Kenny recalled of second. "I was better in one and two. He ran a good race and didn't make any mistakes. He deserved to win, he ran a good race."

"My wing sideboard broke," Jeff Shepard said after his third place run. "From the second half of the race on I was no good. I was lucky to get third."

With four cars inverted, Brian Paulus started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole position with Greg Hodnett outside him. Hodnett moved to an immediate lead running the outside groove with Paulus in second and third starting Dean third. A Brian Ellenberger spin in front of Hodnett brought out the first caution on lap four, erasing Hodnett's large margin. He pulled away again as Dean began challenging Paulus for second. In traffic on lap nine, D. Jacobs dove low under Paulus to take over the runner-up spot. Hodnett began to lose his advantage as he had to pick his way through heavy lapped traffic, allowing Dean to close in. But by lap 15, the leaders emerged from lapped traffic and Hodnett again stretched his advantage over Dean. It was a two car race, with seventh starting Kenny third, Paulus fourth and Shepard fifth, despite a loose wing sideboard.

On lap 23, Dean dove under Hodnett to take the lead just as Hodnett's Apple Motorsports machine broke and slowed on the speedway, bringing out another caution.

"I have no Idea what happened," Hodnett said. "The motor just shut off." Hodnett tried to restart, but had to be pushed pitside when his machine would not re-fire.

Dean held the lead for the restart over Kenny, Shepard, Paulus and Joey Saldana. He pulled away from his brother, running the high groove of the ultra fast half-mile. Meanwhile, Saldana and 15th starter Jimmy Hawley were putting on a fierce battle for fourth, actually colliding on lap 30 on the frontstretch, but both kept their machines straight and didn't lose any positions. As the laps wound down, Dean headed into lapped traffic, allowing Kenny to catch up, but he never got close enough to make a pass for the lead as Dean emerged from traffic on the last lap to win by half a straight for the third 1-2 finish for the Jacobs' brothers this season and the second career All Star win for the Holbrook Motorsports team.

Saldana ended up fourth, with Lernerville track champ Hawley fifth, 17th starting Kevin Huntley sixth, 20th starter Keith Kauffman seventh and Frankie Kerr recovering from a lap 27 spin for eighth. Ninth, a lap down was Bob Felmlee, followed by a fading Paulus.

The United Expressline heat fell to Keith Kauffman, the Southwest Expressline heat to Kevin Huntley, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Hodnett and the United Specialties heat went to Brian Gobrecht. K. Jacobs won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with D. Jacobs the United Expressline B Main winner. Hodnett earned a $500 bonus from Jack Lewis for leading lap 18, in memory of the late Spanky Lewis. Both Judi Bates and Sarah Fisher retired after hot laps with blown engines.

Bobby Whitling expunged the competition in the 20 lap Dingbats Restaurant pure stock main. While Whitling charted his course from his seventh place start, Tom Truxell led the first two laps. Butch Lambert was in charge laps 4-7. Whitling took control on lap eight and despite several cautions, remained supreme, capturing his career first at the Speedway. Scott Bochek was second, with Dave Harbaugh third, Truxell fourth and Dan Pflueger fifth. Randy Caldwell was sixth, followed by Chris Schneider, Dave Greenawald, Bill Agnone, Jr. and Bruce Milbert. Heats to Harbaugh, Butch Lambert and Whitling.

Time Trials: 1. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 13.388; 2. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 13.393; 3. Greg Hodnett, Stewart 12, 13.450; 4. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 13.463; 5. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 13.505; 6. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 13.564; 7. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 13.663; 8. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.666; 9. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 13.721; 10. Kevin Gobrecht, Zemaitis 1, 13.750; 11. Scott Jones, Jones 8J, 13.751; 12. Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 3, 13.785; 13. Ralph Spithaler, Spithaler 56s, 13.812; 14. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.830; 15. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 13.853; 16. Jimmy Hawley, Crawford C3, 13.874; 17. Arnie Kent, Kent 18, 13.904; 18. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 13.913; 19. Todd Kane, J&M 55, 13.933; 20. Brian Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, 13.937; 21. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 13.953; 22. Jamie Smith, Smith 5, 13.979; 23. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 14.038; 24. Ralph Engel, Engel 55x, 14.168; 25. Craig Rankin, Guzzo 77, 14.171; 26. Brad Ellenberger, Ellenberger 87, 14.296; 27. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 14.373; 28. Matt Wingard, Wingard 49, 14.402; 29. Bill Kiley, Kiley 4K, 14.409; 30. Rich Kerstetter, Kerstetter 11K, 14.506; 31. Dr. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 14.553; 32. Eric Smith, Smith 7z, 14.723; 33. Todd Bauer, Bauer 45, 14.899; 34. John Stickley, Stickley L7, 15.033; 35. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.111; 36. Scott Priester, Priester 11x, 15.212; 37. Bob Walters, Walters 42, 15.280; 38. Charlie Holben, Holben 42g, 15.330; 39. Tom Grasser, Grasser 97.3, 15.949; 40. Jerry Frew, Frew 4f, 16.374; 41. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, NT; 42. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, NT; 43. Tom Marshall, Dionise 15, NT; 44. Brian Rivers, Rivers 187, NT.

United Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Kauffman 2. Spithaler 3. Reed 4. Kerr 5. Kent 6. Rankin 7. Saldana 8. Kiley 9. Walters 10. Bauer.

Southwest Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Huntley 2. J. Smith 3. Felmlee 4. Shepard 5. K. Gobrecht 6. D. Jacobs 7. Brad Ellenberger 8. Kerstetter 9. Stickley 10. Holben.

Southwest Glass Heat (8 laps): 1. Hodnett 2. K. Jacobs 3. Brian Ellenberger 4. Kane 5. Jones 6. Allen 7. B. Smith 8. Altmeyer 9. Matus 10. Grasser 11. Marshall.

United Specialties Heat (8 laps): 1. B. Gobrecht 2. Paulus 3. Hawley 4. Lynch 5. Engle 6. Bonnell 7. Wingard 8. E. Smith 9. Priester 10. Frew 11. Rivers.

Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Shepard 3. Hodnett 4. Reed 5. Kerr 6. Lynch.

United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Saldana 3. Rankin 4. Allen 5. Bonnell 6. Brad Ellenberger 7. B. Smith 8. Kerstetter 9. Marshall 10. Wingard 11. Priester 12. E. Smith 13. Kiley 14. Stickley 15. Matus 16. Walters 17. Altmeyer 18. Frew 19. Holben 20. Rivers 21. Grasser.

A Main (35 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. K. Jacobs 3. Shepard 4. Saldana 5. Hawley 6. Huntley 7. Kauffman 8. Kerr 9. Felmlee 10. Paulus 11. Spithaler 12. Reed 13. Allen 14. Brian Ellenberger 15. Kane 16. Kent 17. B. Gobrecht 18. Jones 19. K. Gobrecht 20. Hodnett 21. J. Smith 22. Engel 23. Rankin 24. Lynch.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Jack Lewis , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana