Aaron Reutzel Banks $10,000 in Commonwealth Clash, Cipriano Wins RUSH Modifieds!

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Sarver, PA (September 17, 2022) Lernerville Speedway welcomed the Ti22 Performance FAST Sprint Cars for the $10,000 to-win ‘Commonwealth Clash’ and the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modifieds on Saturday, September 17. Fans were entertained by the 41 FAST Sprint Cars that were signed in for the $1,000 to-start ‘Commonwealth Clash’ and a solid field of 19 RUSH Modifieds.

As the Ti22 Performance FAST Sprint Cars rolled out on to ‘The Action Track’ for the 35-lap, $10,000 to-win ‘Commonwealth Clash’, it was Scotty Thiel and Aaron Reutzel who led the star-studded field to the green flag with Reutzel taking the lead on the opening lap. Reutzel set a torrid pace around Lernerville Speedway, but Theil was able to stay close as the two entered lapped traffic on lap 7. While the two methodically maneuvered through lapped traffic, Reutzel was able to keep a safe distance from the second-place car of Thiel. The pace was slowed on lap 11 for the spun car of Ryan Smith who came to a stop in turn four while running in the fifth position. When racing resumed it was still Reutzel at the helm with Thiel, Cale Thomas, Sye Lynch, and Travis Philo in the top-five while Reutzel pulled away from the field. By lap 15 the leader had a 1.9 second lead as they entered lapped traffic which allowed the #73 car of Thiel to close the gap to about one second on lap 18. Reutzel worked lapped traffic masterfully while blasting the Lernerville cushion and again pulled away to close to a four second lead over the second-place car of Cale Thomas who got by Thiel on lap 25. Reutzel was well on his way to victory until a caution on lap 34 for the slowed car of Devon Borden brought out the caution to set up a one lap dash to the checkers. Reutzel torched the field off the restart and powered his way across the finish line, 1.8 seconds ahead of Thiel who found his way around Thomas to regain the runner-up spot. Thomas came home third with Lynch in fourth and Zach Hampton rounding out the top-five finishers. Brandon Spithaler came home sixth and the last car on the lead lap with Travis Philo in seventh, A.J. Flick in eighth, ninth was Dan Shetler while Skylar Gee rounded out the top-ten.

‘Man, that first group of lapped traffic was pretty hairy,’ Reutzel said in Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane, ‘guys were changing lanes, didn’t know I was there but, it was pretty treacherous if you got up over the cushion and one guy forced me up there and I biked up and about put it in the fence. I figured I needed to quit being conservative and go, I didn’t know if he (second place) was running the bottom or top so I went as hard as I could, and it actually made the car better. I got through lapped traffic a lot better, some (lapped cars) were just, not in my way and I was able to get by others quick. All-in-all it was a great night, things are going great with our new Toyota engine, I couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved with the Toyota engine. It’s a big team effort and I couldn’t be more proud to be in the drivers seat.’

Bill Cunningham and Cole Edwards lead the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modifieds to the green flag for their 20-lap feature with third starting Garrett Krummert making his way past the two front row starters to lead the event’s first lap. By lap 5, the top-two of Krummert and fifth place starter Ayden Cipriano pulled away from the field by over 2 seconds. Cipriano began to apply pressure on Krummert on lap 7 and stayed right on the leader’s rear bumper throughout most of the event. After cautions on laps 9 and 15 slowed the field, Krummert still led but with Cipriano no more than three car-lengths back at any given moment. On lap 18, Cipriano dashed to the bottom of turns three and four and slid up in front of Krummert to take the lead. Cipriano led the remaining two laps to capture his first career Lernerville Speedway win.  

‘I just knew I had to throw it in there and give it all I got in those final few laps,’ Cipriano said in Terry Bowser Excavating Victory Lane. ‘He (Krummert) had a really good car and ran a really good race, I think we ran super clean throughout the whole race, I’m just glad I was able to pull through in this one. This feels awesome, that’s all I got to say.’

Ti22 Performance FAST/Peoples Natural Gas Sprints ‘Commonwealth Clash’ $10,000 to-win Results:

Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 49X-Cale Thomas[2]; 2. 42-Sye Lynch[4]; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[1]; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich[3]; 5. 29-Logan McCandless[5]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer[7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh Jr[8]; 9. 5-Jeremy Weaver[10]; 10. 14-Sean Rayhall[9]

Glassmere Fuel Service Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1]; 2. 2-AJ Flick[3]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[2]; 4. 35-Zach Hampton[4]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[6]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7]; 8. 55T-McKenna Haase[8]; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[9]; 10. 4K-William Kiley[10]

Steighner Crane Services Heat 3: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 73-Scotty Thiel[2]; 2. 29S-Dan Shetler[1]; 3. 8R-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[5]; 5. 08-Danny Kuriger[6]; 6. 24-Danny Smith[7]; 7. 32-Dale Blaney[8]; 8. 11J-David Kalb[9]; 9. 10-Justin Adams[10]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[4]; 11. (DNS) H20-Mike Miller

Lernerville.TV Heat 4: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 19-Brandon Spithaler[1]; 2. 23-Devon Borden[3]; 3. 11-Carl Bowser[2]; 4. 6R-Ryan Smith[4]; 5. 6-Bob Felmlee[6]; 6. 15-Mitch Harble[5]; 7. 31C-Chase Metheney[8]; 8. 33-Brent Matus[7]; 9. 55*-Matt Sherlock[9]; 10. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[10]

Tomson Scrap Metal B-Main: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 29-Logan McCandless[1]; 2. 49H-Bradley Howard[2]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 5. 55T-McKenna Haase[8]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer[5]; 7. 14-Sean Rayhall[11]; 8. (DNF) 13-Brandon Matus[3]; 9. (DNF) 5-Jeremy Weaver[9]; 10. (DNS) 40-George Hobaugh Jr; 11. (DNS) 5K-Adam Kekich; 12. (DNS) 4K-William Kiley

#1 Cochran B-Main: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 6-Bob Felmlee[2]; 2. 08-Danny Kuriger[1]; 3. 15-Mitch Harble[4]; 4. 31C-Chase Metheney[6]; 5. 24-Danny Smith[3]; 6. 32-Dale Blaney[5]; 7. 11J-David Kalb[7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]; 9. 55*-Matt Sherlock[10]; 10. 10-Justin Adams[9]; 11. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[12]; 12. H20-Mike Miller[13]; 13. (DNS) 1-Nate Dussel

‘Commonwealth Clash’ 35-lap Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 8R-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 73-Scotty Thiel[1]; 3. 49X-Cale Thomas[4]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch[3]; 5. 35-Zach Hampton[7]; 6. 19-Brandon Spithaler[6]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 8. 2-AJ Flick[9]; 9. 29S-Dan Shetler[10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee[16]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[23]; 12. 29-Logan McCandless[17]; 13. 23-Devon Borden[11]; 14. 6-Bob Felmlee[18]; 15. 6R-Ryan Smith[8]; 16. 31C-Chase Metheney[24]; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[19]; 18. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[13]; 19. 22-Cole Duncan[21]; 20. 11-Carl Bowser[14]; 21. 15-Mitch Harble[22]; 22. 08-Danny Kuriger[20]; 23. 20B-Cody Bova[12]; 24. 8-Billy Dietrich[15]

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modifieds Results:

McCutcheon Enterprises Heat 1: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[2]; 2. 29-Cole Edwards[1]; 3. 57R-Jacob Rutana[4]; 4. 9D-Josh Deems[6]; 5. 59-Bill Cunningham[7]; 6. 21X-Ryan Riffe[3]; 7. 10-Chelsie Kriegisch[8]; 8. 28J-Jacob Jordan[9]; 9. 2LC-Lucas Canon[10]; 10. (DNF) 333G-Dalton Gabriel[5]

Thermo Twin Windows Heat 2: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 10S-Garrett Krummert[2]; 2. 00-Rob Kristyak[1]; 3. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[3]; 4. JD57-Jordan Ehrenberg[4]; 5. 14S-Justin Shea[8]; 6. 46R-Doug Rutana[6]; 7. 02-Benjamin Easler[10]; 8. 2-Kole Holden[7]; 9. 8-Kyle Martell[9]; 10. (DNF) 63T-Tony Tatgenhorst[5]

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply/Diehl Automotive Feature: (Finish-Name-[Start]) 1. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[5]; 2. 10S-Garrett Krummert[3]; 3. 29-Cole Edwards[2]; 4. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[4]; 5. 46R-Doug Rutana[12]; 6. 57R-Jacob Rutana[10]; 7. 333G-Dalton Gabriel[19]; 8. 10-Chelsie Kriegisch[13]; 9. 9D-Josh Deems[9]; 10. 8-Kyle Martell[18]; 11. 28J-Jacob Jordan[15]; 12. 2-Kole Holden[16]; 13. 00-Rob Kristyak[8]; 14. JD57-Jordan Ehrenberg[6]; 15. 21X-Ryan Riffe[11]; 16. 2LC-Lucas Canon[17]; 17. 14S-Justin Shea[7]; 18. 02-Benjamin Easler[14]; 19. 59-Bill Cunningham[1]; 20. (DNS) 63T-Tony Tatgenhorst

Next up at ‘The Action Track’ will be the ‘Steel City Stampede presented by LernervilleTV’ beginning on Thursday, October 13 with rotating hot laps for all divisions with preliminary events going off on Friday, October 14, and the feature events for all divisions on Saturday, October 15.

The ‘Steel City Stampede presented by LernervilleTV’ 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 including schedule, ticket prices, and FAQ’s, please visit www.Lernerville.com.

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