ST. JOHNS, PA. . Chuck Schartzer benefited from starting on the pole, staying in front of all the action and going flag-to-flag in the modified Larry Ward Memorial race at Pocono Mountain Speedway. Five cautions in the first 4 laps of the race...
ST. JOHNS, PA. . Chuck Schartzer benefited from starting on the pole, staying in front of all the action and going flag-to-flag in the modified Larry Ward Memorial race at Pocono Mountain Speedway. Five cautions in the first 4 laps of the race sent a number of cars to the pits. Due to the number of cautions and the increasing humidity moving into the area which was partly the cause of the cautions, officials made a decision to halt the modified race and bring out Pro Stock Feature to get more rubber on the track. Following the Pro Stock feature, the modified feature was resumed at lap 4. The race stayed green all the way to the checkered, with Schartzer leading Hauser Jr, Snyder, Markovic, and Eric Beers to the line. Finishing a little back from the leaders, Chris Ammon finished 5th, while Matt Hirshman moved up through the field for 6th. Adam Horwith, Tim Henry, and Jason Beers rounded out the top 10.
In the Late Model feature, Paul Koehler Jr. had a half lap lead at the only caution of the race. Unfortunately, something broke on the car, sending him to the pits for the evening. Dean Kline Jr. inherited the lead, only to hand it over to Dave Christman, who led the final 6 laps to the checkered.
Mike Higgins was the winner in the Pro Stock feature.
Jim Buzinski pulled off the 3-peat in the Street Stocks.
Shawn Burd took his first Factory Stock win of the season.
Don't miss the action next Saturday as all five regular divisions will be on the track. It is also the Modified Division's Autograph and Camera Night. This means all the modifieds will lineup along the front stretch and the fans will be permitted to come down and see the cars close up and meet their favorite driver. Don't miss the chance to get the autographs of the starting field of Modified feature. For More information call (570) 788-7544 or visit www.poconomountainspeedway.com.
MODIFIED LARRY WARD MEMORIAL (30 LAPS): CHUCK SCHARTZER, Jim Hauser Jr, Cal Snyder, John Markovic, Eric Beers, Chris Ammon, Matt Hirshman, Adam Horwith, Tim Henry, Jason Beers, Mike McManus, Mike Adams, Andy Szapacs, Mark Washko, Russ Frantz, C.J. Jones, Don Wagner, Doug Yanders.
LATE MODEL (25 LAPS): DAVE CHRISTMAN, Rick Collins, Phil DeFranco, Kevin Kromer, Dan Ballentine Jr, Mike Radocha Jr, Tom Scales, Steve Pilman, Mike Radocha Sr, Dean Kline Jr, Paul Koehler Jr, Steve Comer.
PRO STOCK (25 LAPS): MIKE HIGGINS, Alan Decker, Frank Reakes, Chris Hamilton, Skip Eccles, Jerry Brightaupt, Chris Burge, Joe Barbush, Frank Hughes, Todd Barbush, Richie Spaide, Paul Monkowski, Joe Hoffman.
STREET STOCK (20 LAPS): JIM BUZINSKI, Bob Ankner, Scott Mecces, Ron Babula, Robert Fink, Dave McCloud, John Swerdon Jr, Jennifer Kutz, Lou Mitchalk, Brian Fletcher, Mike Kowalczuk, Rich Smith III, J.R. Roth, Frank Katona.
FACTORY STOCK (15 LAPS): SHAWN BURD, Mark Corbisiero, Josh Labatch, Mike Sweeney, Joel Hilfiger, Todd Barbush, Brad Kline, Steve Distler, Sue Collins, Paul Frantz, Andrew Monkowski.