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Kyle Larson scores Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup for $25,000 payday

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(Story Courtesy of the All Star Circuit of Champions)

Sarver, Pa. (July 6, 2022) Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson made it look relatively easy on Wednesday evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, taking command from row three before driving on to score a $25,000 payday in the 31st edition of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

Impressive enough, the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion was forced to outduel one of the hottest competitors on dirt, Brent Marks, in his Silver Cup quest, powering around the four-time PA Sprint Speedweek winner and PA Speedweek champion after a lap seven restart. The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory was Larson’s first of the season and the 27th of his career, officially expanding his track list to 20. In addition, Larson is now a two-time Silver Cup champion.

Brent Marks held on to finish second in the Silver Cup 30-lapper, followed by Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck, All Star Rookie of the Year contender, Chris Windom, and former Lernerville All Star winner, Hunter Schuerenberg.

“A big thanks to Paul Silva and everyone else that was here helping us tonight. There are so many people that help out Paul and this car, and it’s such a pleasure to drive,” Larson said, driver of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/FloRacing/Durst/Tarlton and Sons/No. 57. “It’s great to get back to victory lane after a few second place finishes last week. This is a special win. I like Lernerville a lot. Definitely different track conditions here tonight with a quick surface. I was able to keep a solid pace.”

Larson’s move around Marks sealed the deal, but it was his maneuver around Rico Abreu and Hunter Schuerenberg that put “Yung Money” in a position to pounce, passing each of them in the same circuit following a lap four restart.

“I knew the top was way better down in one and two,” Larson continued. “I was able to get to second then another caution came out. I was hoping Brent (Marks) wasn’t going to move up…he didn’t and I was able to get by. From that point, I was just trying to run some really hard laps out front. Our car was really good tonight.”

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway | July 6, 2022:
Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup | $25,000
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 36
Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Brent Marks | 13.486
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Brent Marks | 12.642
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Logan Wagner
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Chris Windom
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Rico Abreu
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Brent Marks
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Carson Short
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tanner Thorson
Tezos A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Tim Shaffer (+12)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Brandon Matus

Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 / Peoples Natural Gas Sprints Results:

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 1-Logan Wagner[3]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch[6]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[2]; 5. 29-Logan McCandless[1]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[5]; 7. 49X-Tanner Thorson[7]; 8. 32-Adam Kekich[9]; 9. 4K-Bill Kiley[10]; 10. 11B-Carl Bowser[8]

CSI Shocks Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 19-Chris Windom[1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[4]; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog[2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]; 6. 12-Darin Gallagher[6]; 7. 38-Leyton Wagner[7]; 8. 33M-Brent Matus[9]; 9. 23-Darren Pifer[8]; 10. 13M-Brandon Matus; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 12. 4-Cap Henry

All Pro Aluminum Heat 3: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 2. 2-AJ Flick[2]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry[5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[7]; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer[3]; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus[8]; 8. 36AU-Eddie Lumbar[9]; 9. 08-Danny Kuriger[6]

Mobil 1 Heat 4: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 13-Justin Peck[2]; 3. 10-Zeb Wise[3]; 4. 91T-Cale Thomas[5]; 5. 11-Parker Price Miller[7]; 6. 17-Carson Short[4]; 7. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny[6]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]; 9. 101-Lachlan McHugh[9]

Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 19M-Brent Marks[2]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[4]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 5. 19-Chris Windom[5]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson[7]; 7. 13-Justin Peck[8]; 8. 1-Logan Wagner[6]

B-Main: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 17-Carson Short[1]; 2. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny[2]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 13M-Brandon Matus[6]; 5. 49X-Tanner Thorson[7]; 6. 101-Lachlan McHugh[13]; 7. 32-Adam Kekich[10]; 8. 38-Leyton Wagner[8]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[9]; 10. 11B-Carl Bowser[17]; 11. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[4]; 12. (DNF) 33M-Brent Matus[12]; 13. (DNF) 4K-Bill Kiley[16]; 14. (DNF) 36AU-Eddie Lumbar[11]; 15. (DNS) 12-Darin Gallagher; 16. (DNS) 08-Danny Kuriger; 17. (DNS) 23-Darren Pifer

Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Car Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 57-Kyle Larson[6]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[1]; 3. 13-Justin Peck[7]; 4. 19-Chris Windom[5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]; 6. 10-Zeb Wise[10]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[4]; 8. 4-Cap Henry[15]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog[14]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 11. 28-Tim Shaffer[23]; 12. 2-AJ Flick[9]; 13. 11-Parker Price Miller[18]; 14. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny[22]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler[20]; 16. 17-Carson Short[21]; 17. 97-Greg Wilson[16]; 18. 12-Darin Gallagher[25]; 19. 20B-Cody Bova[11]; 20. (DNF) 29-Logan McCandless[17]; 21. (DNF) 91-Kyle Reinhardt[19]; 22. (DNF) 91T-Cale Thomas[13]; 23. (DNF) 13M-Brandon Matus[24]; 24. (DNF) 1-Logan Wagner[8]; 25. (DNF) 42-Sye Lynch[12]

Dixie Vodka Time Trials: 1. 19M-Brent Marks, 00:12.642[25]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:12.914[8]; 3. 17-Carson Short, 00:12.928[32]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 00:12.934[35]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:12.959[27]; 6. 13-Justin Peck, 00:12.982[37]; 7. 10-Zeb Wise, 00:12.988[30]; 8. 91T-Cale Thomas, 00:13.014[29]; 9. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny, 00:13.026[34]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson, 00:13.074[15]; 11. 2-AJ Flick, 00:13.082[22]; 12. 28-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.089[26]; 13. 19-Chris Windom, 00:13.117[17]; 14. 29-Logan McCandless, 00:13.138[7]; 15. 11-Parker Price Miller, 00:13.152[36]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs, 00:13.167[31]; 17. 101-Lachlan McHugh, 00:13.173[33]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:13.180[18]; 19. 4-Cap Henry, 00:13.193[23]; 20. 08-Danny Kuriger, 00:13.311[21]; 21. 20B-Cody Bova, 00:13.320[12]; 22. 97-Greg Wilson, 00:13.327[1]; 23. 1-Logan Wagner, 00:13.330[3]; 24. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:13.363[28]; 25. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr, 00:13.364[9]; 26. 42-Sye Lynch, 00:13.370[2]; 27. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 00:13.373[16]; 28. 13M-Brandon Matus, 00:13.403[20]; 29. 49X-Tanner Thorson, 00:13.409[5]; 30. 11B-Carl Bowser, 00:13.446[6]; 31. 12-Darin Gallagher, 00:13.525[14]; 32. 32-Adam Kekich, 00:13.529[4]; 33. 38-Leyton Wagner, 00:13.654[19]; 34. 23-Darren Pifer, 00:13.686[13]; 35. 36AU-Eddie Lumbar, 00:13.781[24]; 36. 33M-Brent Matus, 00:13.857[11]; 37. 4K-Bill Kiley, 00:14.799[10]

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprints Results:

RUSH Sprints Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 68-Chad Ruhlman[1]; 2. 41-Andy Priest[3]; 3. 9-Arnie Kent[7]; 4. 57N-Tyler Newhart[2]; 5. 77D-Dustin DeMattia[6]; 6. 23-Charlie Utsinger[5]; 7. 13K-Kevin Kaserman[4]; 8. 29-Brandon Shughart[8]

RUSH Sprints Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 24-Gale Ruth Jr[2]; 2. 4J-John Mollick[7]; 3. 43JR-Blaze Myers[3]; 4. 25-Nolan Groves[6]; 5. 20-Jeff Metsger[1]; 6. 69-Brian Hartzell[5]; 7. 12C-Amelia Clay[4]

RUSH Sprints Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 24-Gale Ruth Jr[1]; 2. 4J-John Mollick[2]; 3. 41-Andy Priest[4]; 4. 9-Arnie Kent[3]; 5. 25-Nolan Groves[6]; 6. 68-Chad Ruhlman[7]; 7. 43JR-Blaze Myers[8]; 8. 57N-Tyler Newhart[5]; 9. 77D-Dustin DeMattia[9]; 10. 69-Brian Hartzell[12]; 11. 29-Brandon Shughart[15]; 12. 20-Jeff Metsger[10]; 13. 13K-Kevin Kaserman[13]; 14. 12C-Amelia Clay[14]; 15. 23-Charlie Utsinger[11]

Up next at ‘The Action Track’ is First Responders Nights and will be another Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy on Friday, July 8. Joining the Precise Racing Products Late Models, Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds, and Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks, will be the 305 Sprint Cars as the Peoples Sprints will have the week off.

This Friday’s action and all Fab4 Revved Up with Marburger Farm Dairy shows will be livestreamed on Lernerville.TV. The Pre-Race Show will go live on LernervilleTV around 6:30 to preview the night’s racing and talk to some of the stars of the nights action! Single race passes are available for $20, but the better deal is the monthly subscription for just $10 more; $30 gets you a full month of Fab4 Racing Revved Up with the Marburger Farm Dairy. 

For more information on Lernerville Speedway please visit www.Lernerville.com.

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