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posted June 18, 2001 12:59 AM UIN: 16262997
Brent Rhebergen wins first career York Triathlon Series Modified race at Tri-City

Franklin, PA (June 17) - Brent Rhebergen from Clymer, NY posted his first career York Triathlon Series Modified event victory on Sunday night at Tri-City Speedway.

The 25-lap feature event started with Rhebergen on the pole position, after his victory in the Coy Brothers Trucking Dash. Rhebergen would take the lead at the start, leaving the battle for second. Jeff Sharp held second for two laps, before yielding to Todd Roncaglione. Jeff Taylor would join the battle, taking second on lap 7. Rhebergen continued to stretch his advantage at the point, and had begun to lap the cars at the tail of the field as green flag racing continued.

The extended period of green flag racing would come to an end, as the first yellow flag of the race would wave on lap 14. Laps 14 and 15 would see the only caution periods of the event, as lapped traffic would mix with the leaders.

Nothing would change at the front of the field over the remaining ten laps, as Rhebergen would power away from the competition to post his first career Triathlon Series victory. Taylor would race home second, with Roncaglione third, and Sharp fourth. Dale Applebee advanced from 16th starting position to finish fifth. Bob Diver, Jim Frontz, Mike Hess, Mike Samuelson, and Fred Bratchie rounded out the top ten.

With 31 York Modifieds on hand, Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat race winners were Jeff Sharp, Jeff Taylor, Brent Rhebergen, Butch Lambert, and Todd Roncaglione. The B-Main winner was Jeff Rudrick. Arlan Coy was the winner of the Hendrickson Fabrication and Performance Hard Charger Award, making the charge from 26th starting position to finish 14th.

Todd Roncaglione will remain the York Triathlon Series point leader. Bob Diver, Jim Frontz, and Bob McCann are next in the standings, with Fred Bratchie and Jeff Sharp tied for fifth. Sharp is the Coy Brothers Trucking Dash point leader, over Jeff Taylor. The Series B-Main point leader is Kari Petrosky.

The next York Triathlon Series Modified event will take place on Saturday, July 21. It will be the Sixth Annual Evergreen Classic, to be held at Challenger Raceway, near Indiana, PA. Challenger Raceway is located 6.4 miles southwest of US 422 on PA 286, then one mile north on McIntyre Road. For more information, please call 724-726-5494 for the office, or 724-726-9808 for the track, or visit their web site at For more information on the York Triathlon Series, please contact Series President Ken Wilson at 412-257-1103 days, or 724-745-3142 evenings. For the most complete source of York Triathlon Series information, visit their web site at

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York Triathlon Series Modified Results for Sunday, June 17, at Tri-City Speedway.

Car Count - 31.

Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat 1, top qualify - 1)Jeff Sharp. 2)Dale Fuller. 3)Ron Jaeger. 4)Dale Applebee. 5)Jeff Rudrick. 6)Chuck List. 7)Jim Abbott.

Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat 2, top qualify - 1)Jeff Taylor. 2)Mike Hess. 3)Bob Diver. 4)Jim Mechling. 5)Steve Artrip. 6)Holly Nelson.

Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat 3, top qualify - 1)Brent Rhebergen. 2)Bob McCann. 3)Fred Bratchie. 4)Mike Potosky. 5)R.J. Peebles. 6)Kari Petrosky.

Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat 4, top qualify - 1)Butch Lambert. 2)Mike Samuelson. 3)Carl McKinney. 4)Ron Roncaglione. 5)Bill Taylor. 6)Jim White.

Stahl Plumbing and Air Conditioning Heat 5, top qualify - 1)Todd Roncaglione. 2)Dave Ferringer. 3)Jim Frontz. 4)Scott Edwards. 5)Arlan Coy. 6)Brian Taft.

Coy Brothers Trucking Dash - 1)Brent Rhebergen. 2)Jeff Taylor. 3)Jeff Sharp. 4)Todd Roncaglione. 5)Butch Lambert.

B-Main 1, top qualify - 1)Jeff Rudrick. 2)Bill Taylor. 3)R.J. Peebles. 4)Kari Petrosky. 5)Jim White. 6)Steve Artrip. 7)Arlan Coy. 8)Jim Abbott. 9)Chuck List. 10)Brian Taft. 11)Holly Nelson.

Provisional Starters, for York, Jim Abbott, Arlan Coy, for Tri-City, Holly Nelson.

Feature - 1)Brent Rhebergen. 2)Jeff Taylor. 3)Todd Roncaglione. 4)Jeff Sharp. 5)Dale Applebee. 6)Bob Diver. 7)Jim Frontz. 8)Mike Hess. 9)Mike Samuelson. 10)Fred Bratchie. 11)Butch Lambert. 12)Ron Roncaglione. 13)Dale Fuller. 14)Arlan Coy. 15)Holly Nelson. 16)Scott Edwards. 17)Jim Abbott. 18)Kari Petrosky. 19)Jim Mechling. 20)Carl McKinney. 21)Mike Potosky. 22)Jeff Rudrick. 23)Dave Ferringer. 24)Bill Taylor. 25)Bob McCann. 26)Ron Jaeger. 27)R.J. Peebles.

Official Point Standings - 1) 477, 00, Todd Roncaglione. 2) 465, 23, Bob Diver. 3) 463, 94.3, Jim Frontz. 4) 453, 94, Bob McCann. 5) tie 452, V2, Fred Bratchie and 54, Jeff Sharp. 7) 447, 80, Mike Samuelson. 8) 444, 3, Jeff Taylor. 9) 443, 0K, Kari Petrosky. 10) 442, 0, Ron Roncaglione.

Coy Brothers Trucking Dash Point Standings - 1) 57, 54, Jeff Sharp. 2) 43, 3, Jeff Taylor. 3) 36, 14, Scott Stiffler. 4) 33, 94, Bob McCann. 5) 30, 00, Todd Roncaglione. 6) 27, 0K, Kari Petrosky. 7) 24, 0, Ron Roncaglione. 8) 23, 80, Mike Samuelson. 9) 22, 23, Bob Diver. 10) tie 21, V2, Fred Bratchie and 53, Jim White.

B-Main Standings - 1) 134, 0K, Kari Petrosky. 2) 133, 57, Arlan Coy. 3) 128, 4A, Jim Abbott. 4) 127, 83C, Brian Taft. 5) 124, 37, Chuck List. 6) tie 70, 27, Jeff Johnson, 55, Jeff Rudrick, and 71, Scott Jones. 9) tie 69, 34R, Rick Robinson and 41, Bill Taylor.

* * * 2001 York Triathlon Series Schedule - Stahl Modifieds * * *

Friday, May 11 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - Second Annual "Spring Fling 35" by Applebee Motorsports. Event was canceled on June 1 again by rain.
Saturday, June 9 - Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV - First Annual "Mountaineer Challenge." Event was won by Carl McKinney.
Friday, June 15 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH - Fourth Annual "Coy Brothers Classic." Event was won by Jeff Taylor.
Sunday, June 17 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA. Event was won by Brent Rhebergen.
Saturday, July 21 - Challenger Raceway, Indiana, PA - Sixth Annual "Evergreen Classic."
Sunday, August 5 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA.
Friday, August 10 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - Third Annual "Buckeye Challenge," by General Aluminum.
Sunday, August 12 - Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA.
Friday, August 24 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
Friday, September 7 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - "THE 100."
Sunday, September 9 - Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA - Third Annual "Keystone Challenge."
Saturday, September 22 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA - Fourth Annual "Myrgo All Star 50" with Modified Madness.
Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6 - Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA - Second Annual Little Guys Nationals.
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 - Challenger Raceway, Indiana, PA - Fall Fest VII.

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