Pocono Mountain SPeedway report 2001-09-15

ST JOHNS, PA. The Pro Log ...

ST JOHNS, PA. The Pro Log #6 Modified Driver Tim Santee lead all the laps, holding off all challengers on his way to winning Modified feature at Pocono Mountain Speedway.

Santee grabbed the lead from the outside of the front row. C.J. Jones followed from the outside of the 2nd row, with Mark Washko, Russ Frantz, and Chris Ammon in the early top 5.

The race stayed green until lap 8, where 3 cautions fell over a two-lap span. Santee held the lead, now followed by Jones, Frantz, Ammon, and John Markovic.

Three other cautions flew over the course of the race, with a couple being multi car pileups. Over the remaining laps, there was little change in the top 5. Santee lead the rest of the way to earn the victory, holding off fan favorite Frantz. Jones had a solid run to finish 3rd, followed by Markovic and Ammon. Cal Snyder, Matt Hirshman, and Tim Henry rounded out the top 10.

Two Drivers who moved up through the field were Don Wagner, who started in 11th to finish 6th and the Sunoco Race Fuels, Horwith Trucking Modified Driver, Eric Beers came off the grid in 13th to finish 7th. This was Eric's first finish out of the top five this season at Pocono Mountain Speedway.

In the Late Model feature, a number of drivers took at shot at the win. Dan Ballentine Jr. grabbed the lead with 6 to go, and pulled away for an easy win. Paul Koehler Jr. crossed the line 2nd, but was penalized back to 10th place. Dean Kline Jr., Dave Christman, Jerry Brightaupt, and Kevin Kromer rounded out the top 5.

Joe Hoffman started deep in the Pro Stock field, and worked his way to the front for the win. Jim Buzinski won his 9th Street Stock feature of the season. Josh Labatch won the makeup Factory Stock feature, while Brad Kline took the regularly scheduled event.

Pocono Mountain Speedway now switches over to Sunday afternoon for the final two points races, September 23rd and 30th. The track has several exciting points races to be decided before focusing on the King of the Mountain Weekend October 13th and 14th.

MODIFIED (30): TIM SANTEE, Russ Frantz, C.J. Jones, John Markovic, Chris Ammon, Don Wagner, Eric Beers, Cal Snyder, Matt Hirshman, Tim Henry, Paul Koehler Jr., Adam Horwith, Brain DeFebo, Steve Nederostek, Andy Szapacs, Shaun Carrig, Dave Anderson, Mark Washko, Jim Hauser Jr., Roger Heffelfinger Jr., Mike McManus.

LATE MODEL (25 LAPS): DAN BALLENTINE JR, Dean Kline Jr., Dave Christman, Jerry Brightaupt, Kevin Kromer, Phil DeFranco, Rick Collins, Mike Radocha Jr., Doug Yanders, Paul Koehler Jr., Joe Hutta, Steve Cromer, Steve Pilman, Jon Faust.

PRO STOCK (25 LAPS): JOE HOFFMAN, Mike Higgins, Tom Spencer Jr., Paul Monkoski, Joe Barbush, Alan Decker, Richie Spaide, Chris Burge, Brian Davis, Frank Hughes, Skip Eccles, Chris Hamilton. DNS - Jack Cassidy.

STREET STOCK (20) LAPS: JIM BUZINSKI, Scott Meckes, Mike Odwazny, Ron Babula, John Swerdon Jr., Mike Kowalczyk, Lou Mitchalk, Frank Katona, Brain Fletcher, Robert Fink, J.R. Roth, Dave Imler, Jennifer Kutz.

FACTORY STOCK FROM 09/01 (15 LAPS): JOSH LABATCH, Paul Frantz, Lou Cervino, Shaun Burd, Steve McCracken, Todd Barbush, Mike Sweeney, Mark Corbisiero, Sue Collins, Brad Kline, Paul Monkowski.

FACTORY STOCK (15 LAPS): BRAD KLINE, Paul Frantz, Steve McCracken, Shaun Burd, Mark Corbisiero, Lou Cervino, Todd Barbush, Val Lichtenstein, Andrew Monkowski, Dave Winslow, Sue Collins, Mike Sweeney, Josh Labatch.


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Series Stock car
Drivers Michael Sweeney , Eric Beers , Brian Davis