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posted May 27, 2001 06:40 PM UIN: 16262997
MARK SMITH WINS BIG MONEYFOR RACE FAN AT JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


by Mike Milliron

Jennerstown, PA – May 26, 2001 – Mark Smith took home the Late Model feature win, and all of the big money Saturday night during Spring Championships presented by Pepsi at the Jennerstown Speedway. Other feature race winners during the spring championships were Josh Coughenour in Pro Truck, Tracy Colarusso in Brown Timber and Land Street Stock, Jayme Bolkovac the Cover Insurance Agency/PA Legacy Car, Jason Holder in Chargers, and Terry McCoy won the Mens Enduro race.

Not only did the Myersdale, PA native lock up the $1000 dollar "Fast Time Award", for qualifying his Hunter’s Peterbuilt Sales/R&M Trucking Ford Taurus first among twenty-two other Wheeler Bros./AC Delco Late Model competitors. He then started the seventy-five-lap feature race from the pole position, but lost the front spot to Neil Brown on the first lap. Smith stayed glues to Brown’s rear bumper throughout the first fifty laps of the race. Then on lap fifty-two Smith made the move inside of Brown to regain the lead, which he extended to a small margin over the final laps to the checkered flag, and the win. Brown maintained a tight battle and finished a close second, while Barry Awtey came home in third. Ryan Hemphill had a fine fourth place finish in his first appearance of the 2001- racing season, with Brad Creighton coming back from a spin during qualifying, to finish in fifth. Smith picked up an additional $1000 dollars for the feature win, which also made his "Spectator 500" partner, George Lensbouer of Friedens, PA. $500 dollars richer. The next "Spectator 500" will be held on July fourth, when the Speedway presents their next seventy-five lap Late Model division race.

The Jennerstown Pro Trucks were a wild and woolly bunch, as most of the top drivers were involved in some type of accident. The man on the move once again throughout the entire event was the eventual race winner Josh Coughenour. During the middle of the race it was divisional rookie Jason Lasky, who had worked his way into second and was making his move for the lead over George Englert, when he lost the handle on his Pick-up and looped it in front of the rest of the field. He was collected by last week’s winner George Nicola in a tough looking accident, but each driver was able to walk away. That opened the door for Dave Brunell and Aaron Will to make an attempt on Coughenour, but in the end the drivers had to settle for second and third respectively. Fourth place went to Barry Geary with George Englert getting collected in a two truck, final turn spin with Bryan Thomas, but limping across the line to finish in the top five. George Englert set the fast time during Pro Truck qualifying.

The Brown Timber and Land Street Stock feature race was another great two-car finish between Adam Kostelnik and Tracy "Dink" Colarusso. The race was a barnburner from the start as Todd Knight and Kostelnik had the front row through the early laps. Then the duel erupted between Colarusso and Kostelnik, with the lead changing hands for the final time when Colarusso made his pass for the lead and the win. Kostelnik held on to a close second place finish, while Chris Deyarmin, Billy Mostoller, and Todd Knight finished under a blanket to complete the top five. Mark Blohm and Matt Berkibile won the heat races.

The Cover Insurance Agency/PA Legacy Car feature race was as exciting as they come, as Jayme Bolkovac had to rally from an early race accident to work her way back through the field to capture yet another win. After her accident, Bolkovac had to have the hood of her racecar removed, but that did not deter her from the chance of winning. She patiently worked her way through the front runners to reclaim the top spot and go on for the win. Will Thomas ran a great race and maintained a solid hold on second over Brandon Taylor to the finish line. Finishing behind Taylor in fourth Joey Dennowitz, with Bill Miller rounding out the top five.

The Jennerstown Charger race was a done deal after the first few laps as Jason Holder celebrated a feature win just one week after celebrating his birthday. His closest competition was a contest between June Wyant and Jason Fritz, who had their own two-car battle brewing over the final few laps, with Wyant coming out in second and Fritz in third. Last weeks feature winner Greg Praysner rebounded from engine woes and a back of the pack start, to finish in fourth pace. Jeff Petrini drifted from a pole position start, to finish in fifth.

Terry McCoy captured the Mens Enduro race to finish off the night’s action.

RANK Car# Driver Hometown
Legacy
1
24
Jayme Bolkovac Greensburg, PA
2
10
Will Thomas Hermitage, PA
3
96
Branden Taylor McConnellsburg, PA
4
29
Joey Dennewitz Akron, OH
5
37
Bill Miller New Wilimgton, PA
6
77
Art McElhinney Jr. Murrysville, PA
7
2
Marshall Biddington Uniontown, PA
8
4
Ed Boyer Indiana, PA
9
70
PJ Ehrlich Oakmont, PA
10
40
Todd Peck Glenville, PA
11
17
David Holder Irwin, PA
12
0
Jack Causer Crownsville, MD
13
9
Brad Grace Pittsburgh, PA
14
13
Chris Brink Glen Campbell, PA
Chargers
1
74
Jason Holder Stoystown, PA
2
73
June Weyant Jennerstown, PA
3
76
Jason Fritz Stoystown, PA
4
27
Greg Praysner Level Green, PA
5
33
Jeff Petrini Greensburg, PA
6
60
Justin Lasky Johnstown, PA
7
10
Wayne Nagle E. Pittsburgh, PA
8
75
Wes Peterson Jennerstown, PA
9
44
Kelly Holland West Elizabeth, PA
Late Models
1
94
Mark Smith Meyersdale, PA
2
98
Neil Brown Acme, PA
3
75
Barry Awtey Jenners, PA
4
2
Ryan Hemphill Apollo, PA
5
38
Brad Creighton Warminster, PA
6
31
Mark Cottone McKeesport, PA
7
22
Richard Mitchell Bruceton Mills, WV
8
7
Jeff Dunmyer Friedens, PA
9
11
Bobby Henry Connellsville, PA
10
95
Garry Wiltrout Somerset, PA
11
6
Snooky Williams Latrobe, PA
12
4
Rick Boyer Blairsville, PA
13
14
Cary Todaro Hollsopple, PA
14
76
Thomas Knight Jr. Plum, PA
15
92
Jayme Bolkovac Greensburg, PA
16
77
Wade Champeno Imler, PA
17
89
Lonnie McKenzie Meyersdale, PA
18
19
Joseph Furjanic Charleroi, PA
19
21
Shawn Beam Somerset, PA
20
54
Chris Angelicchio Greensburg, PA
21
29
Jim McGonigle Vandergrift, PA
22
93
Dan Campbell Somerset, PA
23
81
Jonathon Jones Rockwood, PA
Pro Truck
1
20
Josh Coughenour Somerset, PA
2
0
David Brunell Greensburg, PA
3
12
Aaron Will Marysville, PA
4
15
Barry Geary Indianhead, PA
5
6
George Englert Greenville, PA
6
51
Brandon Manns White Oak, PA
7
8
Marion Reno Jr. Pitcairn, PA
8
27
Bryan Thomas Hooversville, PA
9
75
Jason Lasky Johnstown, PA
10
7
George Nicola Pittsburgh, PA
11
96
Todd Price Alum Bank, PA
12
0
Jason Hounshell Davidsonville, MD
13
11
Carl Trevarrow Hooversville, PA
Street Stock
1
0
Dink Colausso West Mifflin, PA
2
14
Adam Kostelnik Pitcrain, PA
3
87
Chris Deyarmin Johnstown, PA
4
76
Billy Mostoller Friedens, PA
5
70
Todd Knight Monroeville, PA
6
73
Roger Onstead Friedens, PA
7
16
Matt Berkebile Johnstown, PA
8
3
Kevin Park North Huntingdon, PA
9
11
John Pribanich N. Versailles, PA
10
35
Bill Ashton Uniontown, PA
11
25
David Tavormina Wilmerding, PA
12
83
Tim Phillips Jefferson, PA
13
72
Larry Williams Boswell, PA
14
4
Vince Kaider New Salem, PA
15
42
John Sturm Jr. Penn Hills, PA
16
8
Robert Young Somerset, PA
17
9
George Nicola Jr Pittsburgh, PA
18
40
Mark Blohm Pittsburgh, PA

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