ALLSTAR: Lernerville summary 2007-06-06

Danny Smith Steals Victory and Points Lead at Lernerville SARVER, PA (6-5-07) The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions made an unusual Tuesday night appearance to take on Ed Lynch Jr. and the tough Lernerville locals as the series visited ...

Danny Smith Steals Victory and Points Lead at Lernerville

SARVER, PA (6-5-07) The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions made an unusual Tuesday night appearance to take on Ed Lynch Jr. and the tough Lernerville locals as the series visited Western PA for the first time this season. There were 36 cars and stars on hand as Greg Wilson looked to add to his series point lead, but it was Danny Smith who came out on top when the night was done. Smith trailed Wilson by just 13 points going into the event and managed to finish 11 spots ahead of Wilson as he took the checkered flag and the win.

Brian Ellenberger lead the first 30 laps of the 35 lapper, but mechanical problems sent him backward through the pack with just a handful of laps to go until he finally came to rest on the front stretch where he had hoped to be doing his victory lane interview. Ellenberger ran strong all night on what is considered to be his home track being from nearby Butler, PA. He was able to hold off several charges by Smith with Rod George, Ed Lynch Jr., and Dale Blaney making a beeline for the front of the pack.

Smith would take the lead on lap 30 as Ellenberger began to drop back and it was clear sailing from there until the final lap charge by Rod George who nearly took the victory away from Smith. George would have to settle for second. Third was Ed Lynch Jr., fourth was Dale Blaney, and Brian Paulus rounded out the Top Five.

Smith is on a 3 race win streak as he picked up the last two regular event features at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, OH. "Its always good to get a win," said Smith from victory lane. "We built up some confidence at K-C with a few wins. Tonight we just had a good car and a good night. We just do the best that we can each night and we'll count up the points at the end of the season."

Veteran Lernerville racer and Huggins Cams Fast Qualifier of the night Ed Lynch Jr. said "Smith did a great job tonight. There was a good race going on in front of me and I had Blaney coming fast behind me. I just had to hold on for third place tonight."

The Heat Races were won by Arnie Kent, Rob Eyler, Bob Felmlee, and Rob Chaney.

The All Star Dash was won by Brian Ellenberger. Craig Mintz was second followed by Brock Mayes, Dale Blaney, Danny Smith, and Brian Paulus.

*O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report - Lernerviille Speedway 6-5-07*

Qualifying - Huggins Cams
1. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.071; 2. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.077; 3. 4G-Rod George, 13.086; 4. 4-Danny Smith, 13.189; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes, 13.189; 6. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 13.250; 7. 6F-Bob Felmlee, 13.260; 8. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.265; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.272; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.316; 11. 11M-Brandon Martin, 13.336; 12. 11P-Scott Priester, 13.348; 13. 0-Gus Wasson, 13.348; 14. 6-Bill Rose, 13.355; 15. 71M-Paul May, 13.355; 16. 24H-Rob Chaney, 13.355; 17. 12-Kevin Nouse, 13.379; 18. 59-Terry Bowser, 13.386; 19. 11-Ed Neumeister, 13.398; 20. 25-Lance Dewease, 13.449; 21. 18-Arnie Kent, 13.515; 22. 5-Rob Eyler, 13.544; 23. 98-Dan Shetler, 13.545; 24. 81-Brent Covell, 13.564; 25. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.575; 26. 75-Jesse Hockett, 13.615; 27. 0M-Andy Mckisson, 13.626; 28. 76-Davey Jones, 13.817; 29. X-Cory Good, 13.842; 30. 16-Gary Rankin, 13.906; 31. 33-Brent Matus, 13.969; 32. 4K-Bill Kiley, 14.454; 33. 6R-Sheila Rankin, 14.735; 34. 3J-Joe Butera, 15.654; 35. 7-Rich Reinhart, 15.782; 36. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 99.000;

Heat 1 - Crown Battery
1. 18-Arnie Kent; 2. 12-Kevin Nouse; 3. 28-Brian Paulus; 4. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes; 6. 0-Gus Wasson; 7. 10-Carl Bowser; 8. 6R-Sheila Rankin; 9. X-Cory Good;

Heat 2 - Hoosier Racing Tire
1. W20-Greg Wilson; 2. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 3. 59-Terry Bowser; 4. 6-Bill Rose; 5. 2-Dale Blaney; 6. 75-Jesse Hockett; 7. 16-Gary Rankin; 8. 3J-Joe Butera; 9. 5-Rob Eyler;

Heat 3 - Engler Machine & Tool
1. 11-Ed Neumeister; 2. 4G-Rod George; 3. 98-Dan Shetler; 4. 11M-Brandon Martin; 5. 71M-Paul May; 6. 6F-Bob Felmlee; 7. 0M-Andy Mckisson; 8. 33-Brent Matus; 9. 7-Rich Reinhart;

Heat 4 - Taylor Wings
1. 24H-Rob Chaney; 2. 25-Lance Dewease; 3. O9-Craig Mintz; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 4K-Bill Kiley; 6. 81-Brent Covell; 7. 76-Davey Jones; 8. 11P-Scott Priester; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver;

Dash
1. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 2. O9-Craig Mintz; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 4-Danny Smith; 6. 28-Brian Paulus;

B-main - University of Northwest Ohio
1. 6F-Bob Felmlee; 2. 11P-Scott Priester; 3. 0-Gus Wasson; 4. 75-Jesse Hockett; 5. 5-Rob Eyler; 6. 10-Carl Bowser; 7. 33-Brent Matus; 8. 0M-Andy Mckisson; 9. 3J-Joe Butera; 10. 6R-Sheila Rankin; 11. 76-Davey Jones; 12. 16-Gary Rankin; 13. 81-Brent Covell; 14. 7-Rich Reinhart; 15. X-Cory Good;

A-main - MSD Ignition Starting Position [#]
1. 4-Danny Smith[3]; 2. 4G-Rod George[4]; 3. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[6]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5]; 5. 28-Brian Paulus[8]; 6. 75-Jesse Hockett[23]; 7. 6F-Bob Felmlee[11]; 8. 24H-Rob Chaney[16]; 9. 12-Kevin Nouse[17]; 10. 11B-Brock Mayes[2]; 11. 25-Lance Dewease[20]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 13. 11M-Brandon Martin[10]; 14. 18-Arnie Kent[21]; 15. 71M-Paul May[15]; 16. 59-Terry Bowser[18]; 17. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[1]; 18. 4K-Bill Kiley[24]; 19. 6-Bill Rose[14]; 20. 98-Dan Shetler[22]; 21. O9-Craig Mintz[7]; 22. 0-Gus Wasson[13]; 23. 11-Ed Neumeister[19]; 24. 11P-Scott Priester[12]

<pre> O'Reilly All Star Season Points Through 6-5-07 1 4 Danny Smith 1148 2 w20 Greg Wilson 1122 3 28 Brian Paulus 1084 4 11m Brandon Martin 1017 5 71m Paul May 1010 6 20e Brian Ellenberger 998 7 11n Ed Neumeister 980 8 O9 Craig Mintz 923 9 11b Brock Mayes 792 10 6 Bill Rose 761 11 25 Lance Dewease 712 12 8h Shane Stewart 642 13 2 Dale Blaney 568 14 51 Fred Rahmer 555 15 24h Rob Chaney 520 16 8j Kenny Jacobs 430 17 6f Bob Felmlee 430 18 6s Brad Sweet 367 19 35 Ron Blair 353 20 15h Sam Haefertepe Jr. 351

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