posted April 14, 2001 11:01 PM
JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY OPENER PARTIALLY FOLDS TO RAIN
Jennerstown, PA –April 14, 2001- The Jennerstown Speedway season opening night NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program was partially postponed, due to intermediate rain showers Saturday night, during Boswell Lumber Company race night. The Speedway was able to complete all heat races, along with two of the five feature races, before the rains came on strong enough to foil the remainder of the program.
Speedway officials have rescheduled the three uncompleted divisional feature races for other race dates within the next four weeks. They include the Wheeler Bros./AC Delco Late Model, Brown Timber and Land Street Stock, and the Pro Truck division races.
The Jennerstown Charger division was the first feature event of the 2001 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series to run at the Laurel Highlands Oval. Justin Lasky led the first portion of the race, able to hold off the early challenge from June Wyant. As Lasky attempted to put a slower car a lap down, he lost control of his racer and was collected by Mike Davis from further back in the pack. The accident forced both racers from the event. Jason Holder inherited the lead, and maintained it throughout the remainder of the race to claim his first feature win of the season. June Wyant crossed the line in second, with Greg Praysner, Jeff Petrini, and Jason Fritz rounding out the top five.
In the Cover Insurance Agency/PA Legacy Car Division it was defending champion Jayme Bolkovac picking up right where she left off last season, with a dominating performance and a race win. She started the race from the outside pole, and quickly asserted herself into the lead over Rick Boyer, and the remainder of the race field. Boyer came right back to run side-by-side with Bolkovac for a couple of laps, until the two made contact in turn four, sending Boyer into a spin towards the inside retaining wall. Will Thomas next challenged Bolkovac, then it was Ricky Anderson’s turn. Bolkovac held off all comers and took the win, Thomas finished in second, while Rick Boyer made an amazing march through the field to finish in third. Anderson and Marshall Biddington closed out the top five.
Next weeks event will be the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters ProCup Series "Naturally Fresh 200" presented by Rolling Rock ****. The Wheeler Bros./AC Delco Late Model division will also be on tap to make a great two division show for the fans.