9.19.18 Quick Results- Morrow Bests RUSH Sprints; Kent Wins Wednesday Night Title; Bubecht and Heasley Jr. Find Victory Lane

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Sarver, PA (September 19, 2018) The curtain came down on the RK Virgile Wednesday Night Can’t Wait for the Weekend Mayhem Series for 2018 on Wednesday night.  And, when the final checkered flag waved, an Inaugural RUSH Sprint Car Wednesday Night Lightning points champion was crowned, an up and coming driver in the area Sprint Car ranks made his second appearance in Terry Bowser Victory Lane in 2018. It was a night that saw a lengthy winning streak come to an end and saw two drivers take their first ever main event wins at The Action Track.

Zach Morrow had enjoyed some success in his first year in the RUSH Sprint Cars, and put a exclamation point on his season as he turned in a solid performance on Wednesday night, leading the field on hand from green to checkers to collect his second win at Lernerville this season. Morrow drove away from the field from the outset and looked to be the car to beat as he worked the top side of the surface for the 20 lap main event. Morrow would manage fend off a late race challenge from Arnie Kent to preserve the victory.

Speaking of Kent, the veteran pilot came into the night six markers behind Gale Ruth Jr in the Wednesday Night Lightning points standings for the RUSH Sprint Cars. And at the end of the night, he came out on top by virtue of his second place performance and a rough night for Ruth who’s car appeared to be suffering mechanical gremlins as he pulled off the speedway in both his heat and his feature. The chips fell into place for Kent and he took advantage of the opportunity as he drove a smart yet fast race to clinch the title.

In the American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders, Phillip Bubecht got to the front of the field in quick fashion and stayed there for the remainder of the 15 lap main event. Bubecht prevented Dillon Speer from sweeping the five night series with the win and will be a car to watch in the upcoming Steel City Stampede, October 11-13.  Meanwhile,  Ken Heasley Jr. swept both the heat and main event in Gellners Sales and Service UTV action.


RUSH Sprint Cars Main Event (20 Laps)

1. (27) Zach Morrow
2. (18) Arnie Kent
3. (4J) John Mollick
4. (37) Scott Hawkins
5. (19) Brad Blackshear
6. (8B) Brian Woodhall
7. (27H) Brandon Hawkins
8. (27D) Dave Hawkins
9. (56) Steve Cousins
10. (1C) Gale Ruth Jr.
11. (35T) Phillip Thornton
12. (72) Jim Kurpakus- Did Not Start
American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders Main Event (15 Laps)

1. (2) Phillip Bubecht
2. (07) Dillon Speer
3. (13J) Jay Swager
4. (16) Keegan Bell
5. (54) Tim Callahan
6. (42) Kelly Clark
7. (64) Summer Pitts
8. (98) Carl Keller
9. (14K) Karlee Longwell
10. (22) Chase Lambert
11. (8) John McCracken
12. (16K) Steve Longwell
13. (1) Ben Lehane
14. (77) Pete Blazczak- Did Not Start
15. (81s) David Smail- Did Not Start

Gellners Sales and Service UTV’s Main Event (6 Laps)

1. (57) Ken Heasley Jr.
2. (55) Matt Sherlock
3. (427 Mike Quinlan
RUSH Sprint Car Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. (4J) John Mollick
2. (8B) Brian Woodhall
3. (37) Scott Hawkins
4. (35T) Phillip Thornton
5. (72B) Jim Kurpakus
6. (1C) Gale Ruth Jr.
RUSH Sprint Car Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. (18) Arnie Kent
2. (27) Zach Morrow
3. (27H) Brandon Hawkins
4. (27D) Dave Hawkins
5. (56) Steve Cousins
6. (19) Brad Blackshear

American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. (2P) Phillip Bubecht
2. (07) Dillon Speer
3. (8) John McCracken
4. (64) Summer Pitts
5. (14K) Karlee Longwell
6. (1) Ben Lehane
7. (22) Chase Lambert
8. (16K) Steve Longwell Sr.

American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. (81s) David Smail
2. (13J) Jay Swager Jr.
3. (54) Tim Callahan
4. (98) Carl Keller
5. (16) Keegan Bell
6. (42) Kelly Clark
7. (77) Pete Blazczak- Did Not Start

Gellners Sales and Service UTV’s (3 Laps)

1. (57) Ken Heasley Jr.
2. (55) Matt Sherlock
3. (427) Mike Quinlan

RUSH Sprint Cars: 12
American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders: 15
Gellners Sales and Service UTV’s- 3


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