Shetler Wins Thriller; Norris Tames Late Models; Williamson Goes Back to Back; Rain Claims Pro Stocks

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Sarver, PA (April 28, 2017)  The Fab Four Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Tea took center stage once again on Friday night and saw three thrilling feature events come to completion before the action was halted by rain before the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stock feature completed a lap.

Dan Shetler saw his hard work rewarded with good luck as he raced his way past invading Central PA driver Jason Shultz en route to his first feature win in several years in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature.  The Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models took to the track for the first time in 2017 and at the end of 25 laps, Michael Norris was left holding the trophy for the eighth time in his career.

Mat Williamson continued his hot start to the season by going back to back in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds to visit Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane for the second straight week.  And then, Mother Nature took over as persistent showers claimed the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks.  The 20-lap feature will be made up on Friday, May 12.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

1. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown

2. (29J) Jason Shultz, Seilinsgrove

3. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo

4. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH

5. (55) Gary Kreiss, Jr., Butler

6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton

7. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora

8. (22) Ralph Engle, Harmony

9. (4X) Rod George, Kittanning

10. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg

11. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion

12. (42) Sye Lynch, Apollo

13. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars

14. (29) Darin Gallagher, Butler

15. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeannette

16. (27X) Vinny Dougherty, Fairmont City

17. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City

18. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale

19. (58) Jimmy Seger, Morrisdale

20. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsutawney

Heat Race Winners: Dan Kuriger, AJ Flick, Dan Shetler

B-Main Winner: George Hobaugh Jr.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver

2. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg

3. (5) Jon Mitchell, Texarkana, TX

4. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH

5. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin

6. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown

7. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars

8. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora

9. (75) Colton Flinner, Natrona Heights

10. (11) Josh Powell, Sarver

11. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver

DNS (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park

DNS (32) Trevor Herr, Creighton

Heat Winners: Russ King, Michael Lake

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds

1. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT

2. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg

3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH

4. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk

5. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH

6. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian

7. (66M) JR McGinley, Frogtown

8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler

9. (29) Garrett Krummert, Slippery Rock

10. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH

11. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City

12. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew

13. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver

14. (18D) Damon Doutt, Cabot

15. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock

16. (96) Mike Turner, Herman

17. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler

18.  (27R) Dave Reges, Butler

Heat Race Winners:  Rex King Sr., Mat Williamson

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks

*Feature Postponed Until Friday May 12

Heat One: 

1. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum

2. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler

3. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg

4. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg

5. (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford

6. (41) Collin Burke, Sarver

7. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton

8. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria

9. (77) Heath Close,

10. (10) John Hartman, Cabot

11. (22Jr) Chase Lambert, Mars

Heat 2: 

1. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler

2. (84) Steve D’Apolito, Sharon

3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant

4. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler

5. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery

6. (948) Joey Zambotti, Kittanning

7. (32) Mark Sanders, Lowellville, OH

8. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars

9. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights

10. (310) Dale Tuche, Pittsburgh


Total Car Count: 77

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints: 26

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models: 14

Diehl Automotive Group DIRTcar Modifeds: 17

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks: 20




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