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posted June 10, 2001 01:24 AM UIN: 16262997

JUNE 09, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY- A very full card of racing greeted the race fans at Lebanon
Valley Saturday night. Four postponed features from last week's program were
run first with the regularly scheduled events to follow. Dickie Larkin won
the first 30-lap modified feature. Matt Quinn was able to capture the second
30-lap modified feature. The 358-modifieds made their first start of the 2001
season. Dickie Larkin picked up his second feature victory of the evening in
that 24-lap feature. Sparky Lowe was victorious in the first 20-lap sportsman
feature. Art Collins won the second sportsman feature of the evening. Danny
Sanchez won the first 20-lap pro stock main with top honors in the second
20-lap pro stock feature going to Paul LaRochelle. TREMONT LUMBER and ZAPPALA
BLOCK brought us this great night of action on the high banks.
John Alberti and Steve Devine brought the modified field down for the
start of the first modified feature. Problems for Hector Stratton early in
the race as he made hard contact with the turn four wall on lap two. Dickie
Larkin used the restart to grab the lead away from Devine. Problems for
Alberti on lap seven when contact was made with another car causing Alberti
to come to a stop on the backstretch. Rich Ricci Jr had problems all race
long. He nearly got turned around by another car on lap three, but did a
masterful job of not spinning out. Ricci used the lap seven caution to make a
trip to pit road. Ricci did return but would drop out by the halfway point
with mechanical problems.
The biggest incident of the race came on lap eight as ten cars tangled
going into turn one. Ricci, Mike King, Maynard Forrette and Matt Quinn were
some of the cars involved in the melee. J.R. Heffner rocketed to second on
the restart followed closely by Kenny Tremont Jr. in third. Eddie Marshall
and Tremont swapped the third position back and forth on lap eleven. The top
five at the halfway point was Larkin, Heffner, Tremont, Marshall and Rob
Pitcher. Things looked to be settling down just past the halfway point as the
top four cars pulled away from the rest of the pack.
Donnie Corellis and Jason Goff both saw their races end early end as they
were sent to the pits on lap 21 for the actions on the track. Tremont applied
the pressure on Heffner on a lap 21 restart and made the pass. A great
three-way battle for the fifth position in the final stages of the race
between Rob Pitcher, Ronnie Johnson and Tim Dwyer. Larkin could not be
caught and he took home his first victory of the season. Tremont finished
second, Heffner third, Marshall fourth and Dwyer won the battle for fifth
Matt Quinn dropped the hammer on the start of the second modified feature
and never lifted. Heffner won a three-wide battle for sixth on lap seven.
Heffner was on a tear as he moved up to fourth by lap nine. Ronnie Johnson
dropped from the event on lap nine and Hector Stratton followed suit the next
lap. Heffner continued his forward motion taking third on lap eleven.
Meanwhile Tremont and Ricci were making steady progress and sat eighth and
ninth just before halfway. Guy Sheldon saw a top ten finish disappear as he
went pitside on lap 13. Tremont moved from eight to fifth on lap 13. Quinn,
Benson, Heffner, Devine and Tremont held the top five positions at the
halfway point.
Lapped traffic started to come into play by lap 17, but did little to
slow Quinn. Heffner and Benson raced side by side for second with ten laps to
go. Heffner began to slowly make ground up on Quinn in the final laps. The
only caution flag of the race came out on lap 25. This allowed Heffner to get
right on the back bumper of the Overbaugh entry of Quinn. Quinn was able to
get a good restart and held on to first. Heffner tried to hold off Tremont in
the final two laps but Tremont made the pass for second on lap 29. Heffner
settled for third with Dwyer fourth and Ricci fifth.
Dickie Larkin led the first lap of the 358-modified feature. Bud Christmann
was able to grab the lead after a lap one restart. Christmann was able to
hold the lead until Larkin took it back on lap nine. Christmann was battling
a loose car and Rich Ricci Jr. was able to get around Christmann as well. At
the halfway point it was Larkin, Ricci, Christmann, Todd Wilkinson and Mike
Benson. The race for third heated up on lap 15 when Wilkinson and Chris Moore
tried to pressure Christmann. Disaster for Christmann on lap 15 as he and
Wilkinson came together on the frontstretch. Both cars would be done for the
Larkin was able to pull away on the restart and grab his second checkered
flag of the night. It is the fourth time in his career that his has won both
a modified and 358-modified feature in the same night. Ricci finished second,
Moore third, J.R. Heffner fourth and Mike Benson fifth.
John Hotchkiss was the early race leader in the first 20-lap sportsman main.
The caution flew on lap three as Danny Watson made contact with the turn two
wall and could not get off the racing surface. Sparky Lowe started the race
seventh, but took the lead on the ensuing restart. Art Collins was looking
strong early and was up to third by lap four. Hawley Smith took over second
on a lap five restart. Collins and Roy Bridge waged war for third during the
middle of the race. Bridge finally made the pass on lap 17 leaving Collins to
try and hold off a hard-charging Jeff Cassidy. Bridge was able to get around
Smith on the last lap, but it was too late to try and run down race leader
Lowe. Smith would finish third, Collins fourth and Cassidy rounding out the
top five.
Ed Harkins held the lead for the first five laps in the sportsman nightcap.
There was quite a bit of shuffling back through the pack but everyone kept
going forward. Art Collins took the lead on lap five with Jeff Cassidy taking
third. Hawley Smith grabbed second on a lap six restart. Bobby Knipe and
Frank Harper made contact just before halfway and both drivers lost several
positions. Collins, Smith, Cassidy, Bridge and Harkins were the top five at
Lowe cracked the top five for the first time on lap 11. Collins and Smith had
pulled away from the rest of the field, but that lead evaporated with a
caution on lap 15. K.C. Goewey had some problems early in the event, but
rebounded to run in the top five by the end of the race. No one could catch
Collins, but the race for second back to fifth was intense in the last two
laps. It was the first win of the season for Collins. Smith, Bridge, Goewey
and Lowe followed him across the line.
The first pro stock feature of the night started were it left off last week
with four laps on the scoreboard. Danny Sanchez and Al Blackburn led the
field down for the restart. Sanchez took the lead and never looked back. The
caution flag flew three times on lap seven. Bob Duzlak tried to pressure
Sanchez for the lead as early as lap 13. Sanchez was able to pull away a
little, but lapped traffic allowed Duzlak to get right back on his bumper.
Duzlak got one final restart with two laps remaining but Sanchez held off
ever advance for the victory. Duzlak had to settle for second, Robbie Speed
third, Al Blackburn fourth and Jim Langenback fifth.
The second pro stock feature paid four hundred dollars to win compliments of
**** Belly Bobs. Paul LaRochelle took the lead at the beginning of the race
and never relinquished that position. Danny Sanchez was looking for another
great run after a win in the first feature. He started tenth and was up to
fifth by lap three. Problems for Robbie Speed caused him to drop from the
race on lap three. Another driver on the move early was Bob Duzlak. He
started the race 17th and was up to sixth by lap seven. Sanchez and Lagenback
made contact in turn two on lap just before the halfway point. Both drivers
continued without losing any positions.
Rob Yetman was running third at the halfway point. Problems began to arise
and he quickly faded to the back of the field. Ricky Duzlak dropped from the
event on lap 13. Only one caution came out on lap 14. This set up a six-lap
shootout between LaRochelle, Lagenback and Bob Duzlak. They were three-wide
for the lead at one point. With two laps to go Duzlak tried the high side
around LaRochelle. The two made con tact and Duzlak dropped back to fourth.
LaRochelle was able to hang on for the victory and the **** Belly Bob bonus.
Lagenback came in second, Sanchez third, Bob Duzlak fourth and George Stalker
Jr. fifth.
The winner of the held over Pure Stock "D" race was Chris Streeter. Ron
Hapeman won the Pure Stock "A" and Mark Forrest was also credited with the
win due to a malfunctioning caution light. Bruce Pecorella won the Pure Stock
"B" feature. Jay Martin was victorious in the Pure Stock "C" feature and Jeff
Douglas won this week's Pure Stock "D" feature. The winner of the Rookie
feature was Henry Warner.

MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS) - 1) Dickie Larkin, 2) Kenny Tremont Jr, 3) J.R.
Heffner, 4) Eddie Marshall, 5) Tim Dwyer, 6) Ronnie Johnson, 7) Rob Pitcher,
8) John Hewitt, 9) Chris Moore, 10) Guy Sheldon, 11) Steve Devine, 12) David
Sanchez, 13) Maynard Forrette, 14) Mike Benson, 15) Wes Powell, 16) Denny
Soltis, 17) Mike King, 18) Craig Simmons, 19) Donnie Corellis, 20) Jason
Goff, 21) Rich Ricci Jr, 22) Matt Quinn, 23) Dave Mosher, 24) Jackie Brown
Jr, 25) Todd Morey, 26) Dave Leckonby, 27) John Alberti, 28) Hector Stratton

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS) - 1) Sparky Lowe, 2) Roy Bridge, 3) Hawley Smith,
4) Art Collins, 5) Jeff Cassidy, 6) Bobby Knipe, 7) K.C. Goewey, 8) Jeff
Carr, 9) John Scarborough, 10) John Hotchkiss, 11) Jeff Watson, 12) Joe
Bennett, 13) Ed Harkin, 14) Jason Tompkins, 15) Walt McKay, 16) Mark Flach
Jr, 17) Mike Mason, 18) Lorne Browe, 19) Ted Teal, 20) Mike Molloy, 21) Jay
Casey, 22) Ernie Palmer Jr, 23) Darral Hulbert, 24) Paul Gilardi, 25) Carmon
Carnibucci, 26) Frank Harper, 27) Charlie Humes, 28) Danny Watson

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS) - 1) Danny Sanchez, 2) Bob Duzlak Jr, 3) Robbie
Speed, 4) Al Blackburn, 5) Jim Langenback, 6) Rob Yetman, 7) Paul LaRochelle,
8) Ricky Duzlak, 9) Buddy Hencke, 10) Ed Bachand, 11) Howard Madsen, 12) Dan
Burl, 13) Tom Brandt, 14) Steve Brownell, 15) Geo. Stalker Jr, 16) Phil
Sherman, 17) Jeff Kelmel

PURE STOCK "D" (8 LAPS) - 1) Chris Streeter, 2) Art Lafferty, 3) Peter
Wiegand, 4) Steve Hatch, 5) Larry Megan, 6) Bob Burl, 7) Earl Soulier Jr, 8)
Jeff Douglass, 9) Ronald Johnson, 10) Rich Douglass, 11) Kory Sandstadt, 12)
Dave Atwater, 13) D.T. Pickard, 14) Mark Houston, 15) Kevin Dolan, 16) Phil
Decker Jr, 17) Mike Witherell

Quinn, 2) Kenny Tremont Jr, 3) J.R. Heffner, 4) Tim Dwyer, 5) Rich Ricci Jr,
6) Mike Benson, 7) Eddie Marshall, 8) Steve Devine, 9) Chris Moore, 10) John
Hewitt, 11) Dickie Larkin, 12) Jason Goff, 13) Donnie Corellis, 14) Maynard
Forrette, 15) Rob Pitcher, 16) David Sanchez, 17) Mike King, 18) Denny
Soltis, 19) Jackie Brown Jr, 20) Dave Mosher, 21) Wes Powell, 22) Steve
Nowakowski, 23) Chip Mitchell, 24) Dave Leckonby, 25) Guy Sheldon, 26) Hector
Stratton, 27) Ronnie Johnson

358 MODIFIED RESULTS (24 LAPS) - 1) Dickie Larkin, 2) Rich Ricci Jr, 3) Chris
Moore, 4) J.R. Heffner, 5) Mike Benson, 6) Ronnie Johnson, 7) Wayne Jelley,
8) Brian Madsen, 9) Donnie Corellis, 10) Lee Gagliardi, 11) Guy Sheldon, 12)
Donnie Ackner, 13) Craig Simmons, 14) John Finley, 15) Stan Jablonka, 16) Tom
Sanchez Jr, 17) Ron Constintino, 18) Denny Young, 19) Lucas Baker, 20) John
Lutes Jr, 21) Bud Christmann, 22) Todd Wilkinson, 23) Hector Stratton, 24)
Tim Hindley, 25) Lance Harting

SPORTSMAN RESULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Art Collins, 2) Hawley Smith, 3) Roy Bridge,
4) K.C. Goewey, 5) Sparky Lowe, 6) Bobby Knipe, 7) Jeff Cassidy, 8) Frank
Harper, 9) Ed Harkin, 10) Mike Mason, 11) Jeff Carr, 12) Don Miller, 13) Jeff
Watson, 14) John Scarborough, 15) Joe Bennett, 16) Tony Ferriero, 17) Darral
Hulbert, 18) Walt McKay, 19) Mike Molloy, 20) Neal Erickson, 21) John
Hotchkiss, 22) Charlie Humes, 23) Ernie Palmer Jr, 24) Jason Tompkins, 25)
Jay Casey, 26) Carmon Carnibucci

PRO STOCK REAULTS (20 LAPS) - 1) Paul LaRochelle, 2) Jim Langenback, 3) Danny
Sanchez, 4) Bob Duzlak Jr, 5) Geo. Stalker Jr, 6) Steve Brownell, 7) Ed
Bachand, 8) Dan Burl, 9) Frank Twing, 10) Buddy Hencke, 11) Adam Haas, 12)
Tom Faxon, 13) Jeff Kelmel, 14) Al Blackburn, 15) Rob Yetman, 16) Ricky
Duzlak, 17) Howard Madsen, 18) Robbie Speed, 19) Chris Crews

ROOKIE PRO STOCK RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Henry Warner, 2) Scott Kilmer, 3)
Charlie Woodard, 4) Dave Colwell, 5) Wayne Keyes, 6) J. Schmidheini, 7) Dan
Blackburn, 8) Phil Moffit, 9) John Santolin, 10) Lawrence Ball, 11) E. J.
Legeyt, 12) Mike Fachini, 13) Don Belanger, 14) Jason DiBello, 15) Joe Mabb
Jr, 16) Chris DeCiel

PURE STOCK "A" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Ron Hapeman, 1) Mark Forrest, 2) Fran
Marchand Jr, 3) Robert Brown, 4) Ronny Jacobsen, 5) Joshua Brandt, 6) Gene
Cushman, 7) Michael Davis, 8) Doug Moore, 9) John O'Connor Jr, 10) Marcus
Tifft, 11) Bill Lobdell, 12) Ryan Larkin, 13) Todd Pelkey, 14) Rich.
Handlowich Jr

PURE STOCK "B" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Bruce Pecorella, 2) Mike Garcia, 3)
Chrissy Hilt, 4) Kyle Carr, 5) Bruce Moffit, 6) Jason Casey, 7) Jamie
Reutenauer, 8) Dwayne Dauski, 9) Ron Tritschler, 10) Ryan Coon, 11) Randy
Brink, 12) Jim Fachini, 13) Don Coon, 14) Keith Barlow, 15) Bob Copeland Jr

PURE STOCK "C" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Jay Martin, 2) Bob Palmer, 3) Ray Hall
Jr, 4) George Miles Jr, 5) Brian Sandstadt, 6) Jim Dellea, 7) Randy Myers, 8)
Ramon Perry, 9) Robert Gibson, 10) Jim Hankey, 11) Wally Engel, 12) Jim
O'Neil, 13) Joe DiStefano, 14) Eric Sbrega

PURE STOCK "D" RESULTS (8 LAPS) - 1) Jeff Douglass, 2) Bob Burl, 3) Steve
Hatch, 4) Rich Douglass, 5) Kory Sandstadt, 6) Mike Witherell, 7) Dave
Atwater, 8) Earl Soulier Jr, 9) Phil Decker Jr, 10) Larry Megan, 11) Kevin
Dolan, 12) Ronald Johnson, 13) Chris Streeter, 14) Peter Wiegand, 15) D.T.
Pickard, 16) Mark Houston, 17) Art Lafferty

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