By Mike Leone


July 3, 2015            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Sarver, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series headed to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the first of two Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series events.  Despite rain in the forecast, a great field of 38 cars from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York turned out. 


With sprinkles falling throughout much of the early evening and some light showers throughout the race program, all of the preliminary action was completed before a steady rain set in that ultimately washed out the remainder of the program.  Both the 25-lap feature and the non-qualifier event lineups were set and those events will be finished on Friday, July 24.  Daryl Charlier and John Waters will lead the feature field to green.  Rain checks will be accepted.


Heat race winners were Bobby Whitling, Waters, Corey McPherson, and point leader Max Blair.  Michael Lake and Steve Beatty won the two last chance B mains.  Alan Dellinger won his first K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash and received a $100 certificate.  Josh Holtgraver was second to earn a $50 K&N certificate, while the third and fourth place finishers of Steve Lowery and Jeremy Shaffer, who made his first ever RUSH start, received an extra $25 cash.


Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series Race #6 LINE-UP (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. Daryl Charlier  2. John Waters  3. Bobby Whitling  4. Corey McPherson  5. Eric Wilson  6. Max Blair  7. Kyle Lukon  8. Jamie Wrightsman  9. Russ Byler  10. Andrew Wylie  11. Ryan Montgomery  12. Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr.  13. Alan Dellinger  14. Josh Holtgraver  15. Steve Lowery  16. Jeremy Shaffer  17. Clay Ruffo  18. Chris Frank  19. Brian Knowles  20. Chuck Recker  21. Michael Lake  22. Steve Beatty  23. W.L. Stile  24. Matt Latta  25. Jason Knowles (Tour provisional)


Non-Qualifier LINE-UP: 1. Eric Andrus  2. Tony White  3. Jennae Piper  4. Zach Kane  5. Michael Duritsky, Jr.  6. Mark Moats, Jr.  7. Joe Sylvester  8. Lon Emerick  9. Russell Baird, Jr.  10. Bryan Hoffman  11. Rob Marhefka  12. Michael Reft  13. Mike Anderson.


RUSH Late Model Heat 1 (10 laps, Top 5 transfer to A): 1. Whitling  2. Wrightsman  3. Wilson  4. Dellinger  5. Ruffo  6. Sylvester  7. Baird  8. J. Knowles  9. Reft  10. Piper.


RUSH Late Model Heat 2 (10 laps, Top 5 transfer to A): 1. Waters  2. Wylie  3. Montgomery  4. Holtgraver  5. Frank  6. Anderson  7. Stile  8. Andrus  9. Duritsky  10. Lake.


RUSH Late Model Heat 3 10 laps, Top 5 transfer to A): 1. McPherson  2. Charlier  3. Byler  4. Shaffer  5. B. Knowles  6. Latta  7. Beatty  8. Kane  9. White.


RUSH Late Model Heat 4 (10 laps, Top 5 transfer to A): 1. Blair  2. Lukon  3. Schirnhofer  4. Lowery  5. Recker  6. Emerick  7. Marhefka  8. Moats  9. Hoffman.


RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 1 (10 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Lake  2. Stile  3. Andrus  4. Piper  5. Duritsky  6. Sylvester  7. Baird  8. J. Knowles  9. Reft  10. Anderson-DSQ (no scales)


RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Beatty  2. Latta  3. White  4. Kane  5. Moats  6. Emerick  7. Hoffman  8. Marhefka.

RUSH Late Model K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash
(4 laps): 1. Alan Dellinger  2. Josh Holtgraver  3. Steve Lowery  4. Jeremy Shaffer.


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