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posted June 10, 2001 02:15 AM UIN: 16262997
NEIL BROWN CAPTURES SECOND LATE MODEL WIN AT JENNERSTOWN

by Mike Milliron

Jennerstown, PA – June 9, 2001 – Neil Brown used a front row starting position to maximum advantage for a wire-to-wire win in the Wheeler Bros./AC Delco Late Model feature race During Black Specialty Service race night at Jennerstown Speedway. Other feature race winners during the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program were Adam Kostelnik in the Brown Timber and Land Street Stock, Jayme Bolkovac in the Cover Insurance Agency/PA Legacy Car. Todd Price won in Jennerstown Pro Truck, Jason Holder in Jennerstown Charger, and Scott Ahlborn in the Mens Enduro. In the two rain delayed feature races from last weeks action, Jayme Bolkovac won the PA Legacy Car feature, and Marion Reno Jr. took the Jennerstown Pro Truck victory.

The start of the Wheeler Bros./AC Delco Late Model division feature race was the most important time for eventual race winner Neil Brown. The veteran pilot took the hole shot advantage at the drop of the green flag over pole sitter Brad Creighton, and although he was heavily pressured by the Warminster, PA native throughout most of the race, never was dislocated from the lead for the entire event. The challenges continued through the remainder of the field, as Creighton and Mark Smith challenged each other during the final laps, with Smith taking the runner-up position and Creighton finishing in third. Barry Awtey and Mark Cottone completed the top five. Neil Brown and Mark Cottone won the heat races.

It was another front row start for eventually race winner Adam Kostelnik that helped propel the North Braddock racer into the top position in the Brown Timber and Land division feature race. Once Kostelnik took the lead, the battle was to stay in front of a hard charging Tracy “Dink” Colarusso, who quickly asserted himself as the one to watch. Then the battle began between Colarusso and Mike Bakalon, but the two drivers tangled on lap twenty-two, forcing a slow down in the racing action. When the event was resumed, Kostelnik had to fight back after Roger Onstead took over the top spot in a great outside move. The pair fought through the final laps, with Kostelnik coming out on top in the end. Finishing behind Onstead with a fine run for third was Mike Adams, while Bill Ashton and Craig Stoner rounded out the top five.

The Jennerstown Charger division displayed yet another fine example of two and three wide racing, with few wrecks to slow down their performance. Greg Praysner held the early race lead, until Jason Holder and Joe Geary decided to split the race leader, which produced the first three-way battle of the event. Then Jason Fritz and Jeff Petrini followed their lead, and Pete Walrath and June Wyant completed the third side-by-side-by-side struggle for positions, all within the length of two laps of racing. As the front runners continued their skirmish, the lead seemed comfortably in hand for Holder. That was, until Praysner rebounded from his sandwiching experience, to mount a serious charge for the lead. With three laps to go, Praysner moved into the second position but had to settle for the runner-up position. Last week’s feature winner Jason Fritz came home in third, in front of Wyant and Geary.

A familiar face, Jayme Bolkovac, won both the Cover Insurance Agency/PA Legacy Car feature races. In the make-up feature from June 2, Bolkovac wasted little time in taking command of the race, as she moved into the top spot around Todd Peck on lap four. From then on the battle was for second on back, as Thomas and Dennewitz challenged each other to the checkered flag, and finishing second and third respectively. Taylor and Peck rounded out the top five.

In the main feature event, Bolkovac paced herself behind early race leader Joey Dennewitz, while battling side by side with Will Thomas. Half way through the feature, Bolkovac made her charge for the lead, which she never surrendered for the remainder of the race. Dennewitz, captured second place after a hard fought struggle with Thomas during the final laps. Todd Peck and Brandon Taylor finished in fourth and fifth. Bolkovac and Thomas won the heat races.

The Jennerstown Pro Truck division also ran two feature races, with Marion Reno, Jr. and Todd Price taking the checkered flag wins. In the make-up feature race, Reno used the inside line to move from his third place starting position into the lead on lap six over Josh Coughenour. Once in the lead Reno could see the battle for second between Coughenour and Price throughout the remaining laps, in route to his first pro truck division win at Jennerstown Speedway. Price was able to get passed Coughenour to finish in second place, with Aaron Will coming home in fourth and George Englert in fifth.

In the main feature event, Brandon Manns appeared ready to capture his first win of the season, as he lead a three truck battle throughout most of the race. Then on lap twenty-one, a late race caution brought the field together for a double file restart. When the race restarted Manns was shuffled back to third, as Price and Reno both got by for positions. At the finish line it was Price taking the win, Reno in second with Manns finishing a respectable, but disappointing third. Fourth place went to pole-sitter Dave Brunell, with George Englert finishing in fifth. Marion Reno, Jr. and Josh Coughenour won the heat races.

Forty-five Mens Enduro cars took to the Laurel Highlands Oval in another loud and rowdy fifty-lap escapade. When the dust settled at the end of the event, veteran Enduro driver, Scott Ahlborn was once again the king of the mountain. Finishing behind Ahlborn in second through fifth place were Gregory Lohr, Jim Bopziak, Bob Johnson, and Alan Steele.

Next weekend Jennerstown Speedway will present “Craftsman Night at the Races” in conjunction with Snavely Forest Products present the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series five division program, along with the Super Mini Cup Series and Ladies Enduro.
RANK
Car#
Driver
Hometown
Finish
Start
Change

Legacy Feature from 6-2-01
1
24
Jayme Bolkovac
Greensburg, PA
1

2
10
Will Thomas
Hermitage, PA
2

3
29
Joey Dennewitz
Akron, OH
3

4
96
Branden Taylor
McConnellsburg, PA
4

5
40
Todd Peck
Glenville, PA
5

6
37
Bill Miller
New Wilimgton, PA
6

7
13
Chris Brink
Glen Campbell, PA
7

8
0
Jack Causer
Crownsville, MD
8

Pro Truck Feature from 6-2-01
1
8
Marion Reno Jr.
Pitcairn, PA
1
3
2

2
96
Todd Price
Alum Bank, PA
2
4
2

3
20
Josh Coughenour
Somerset, PA
3
1
-2

4
12
Aaron Will
Altoona, PA
4
5
1

5
6
George Englert
Greenville, PA
5
2
-3

6
0
David Brunell
Greensburg, PA
6
6
0

7
42
R. Beau Caro
Bedford, PA
7
8
1

8
75
Jason Lasky
Johnstown, PA
8
7
-1

Legacy Feature
1
24
Jayme Bolkovac
Greensburg, PA
1

2
29
Joey Dennewitz
Akron, OH
2

3
10
Will Thomas
Hermitage, PA
3

4
40
Todd Peck
Glenville, PA
4

5
96
Branden Taylor
McConnellsburg, PA
5

6
13
Chris Brink
Glen Campbell, PA
6

7
17
David Holder
Irwin, PA
7

8
77
Art McElhinney Jr.
Murrysville, PA
8

9
37
Bill Miller
New Wilimgton, PA
9

10
0
Jack Causer
Crownsville, MD
10

Charger Feature
1
74
Jason Holder
Stoystown, PA
1
3
2

2
27
Greg Praysner
Level Green, PA
2
1
-1

3
76
Jason Fritz
Stoystown, PA
3
5
2

4
73
June Weyant
Jennerstown, PA
4
8
4

5
00
Joe Geary
Bunola, PA
5
2
-3

6
33
Jeff Petrini
Greensburg, PA
6
6
0

7
10
Wayne Nagle
E. Pittsburgh, PA
7
4
-3

8
7
Pete Walwrath
Elizabeth, PA
8
7
-1

9
60
Justin Lasky
Johnstown, PA
9
12
3

10
81
Darren Lucas
Karthaus, PA
10
10
0

11
94
Travis Smith
Meyersdale, PA
11
13
2

12
75
Phill Grubbs
Stahlstown, PA
12
9
-3

13
17
Edward Pecora
North Huntingdon, PA
13
11
-2

Late Model Feature
1
98
Neil Brown
Acme, PA
1
2
1

2
94
Mark Smith
Meyersdale, PA
2
7
5

3
38
Brad Creighton
Warminster, PA
3
1
-2

4
75
Barry Awtey
Jenners, PA
4
9
5

5
31
Mark Cottone
McKeesport, PA
5
4
-1

6
11
Bobby Henry
Connellsville, PA
6
10
4

7
7
Jeff Dunmyer
Friedens, PA
7
6
-1

8
14
Cary Todaro
Hollsopple, PA
8
3
-5

9
97
Travis Geisler
Cranberry Twp., PA
9
8
-1

10
21
Shawn Beam
Somerset, PA
10
12
2

11
92
Jayme Bolkovac
Greensburg, PA
11
11
0

12
77
Wade Champeno
Imler, PA
12
21
9

13
66
Darryl Ziemba
Feasterville, PA
13
16
3

14
4
Rick Boyer
Blairsville, PA
14
15
1

15
76
Thomas Knight Jr.
Plum, PA
15
14
-1

16
89
Lonnie McKenzie
Meyersdale, PA
16
17
1

17
19
Joseph Furjanic
Charleroi, PA
17
18
1

18
83
Joseph Moose
Derry, PA
18
20
2

19
54
Chris Angelicchio
Greensburg, PA
19
13
-6

20
6
Snooky Williams
Latrobe, PA
20
5
-15

21
27
Aaron Will
Altoona, PA
21
19
-2

Pro Truck Feature
1
96
Todd Price
Alum Bank, PA
1
3
2

2
8
Marion Reno Jr.
Pitcairn, PA
2
5
3

3
51
Brandon Manns
White Oak, PA
3
1
-2

4
0
David Brunell
Greensburg, PA
4
2
-2

5
6
George Englert
Greenville, PA
5
9
4

6
20
Josh Coughenour
Somerset, PA
6
4
-2

7
75
Jason Lasky
Johnstown, PA
7
7
0

8
12
Aaron Will
Altoona, PA
8
6
-2

9
00
Jason Hounshell
Davidsonville, MD
9
8
-1

10
15
Barry Geary
Indianhead, PA
10
10
0

11
4
Barry May
Acme, PA
11
11
0

12
42
R. Beau Caro
Bedford, PA
12
12
0

Street Stock Feature
1
14
Adam Kostelnik
Pitcairn, PA
1
1
0

2
73
Roger Onstead
Friedens, PA
2
2
0

3
43
Mike Adams
Port Vue, PA
3
3
0

4
35
Bill Ashton
Uniontown, PA
4
8
4

5
74
Craig Stoner
Latrobe, PA
5
10
5

6
70
Todd Knight
Monroeville, PA
6
5
-1

7
42
John Sturm Jr.
Penn Hills, PA
7
14
7

8
25
David Tavormina
Wilmerding, PA
8
12
4

9
72
Larry Williams
Boswell, PA
9
13
4

10
46
Jeremy Kurtz
Johnstown, PA
10
11
1

11
87
Chris Deyarmin
Johnstown, PA
11
7
-4

12
0
Dink Colausso
West Mifflin, PA
12
4
-8

13
11
Michael Bakalon
North Versailles, PA
13
6
-7

14
6
Mark Stephens
Friedens, PA
14
9
-5


Enduro

16 Scott Ahlborn
88 Gregory Lohr
93 Jim Bopziak
17 Bob Johnson
23R Alan Steele


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