For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Lou Long (412-760-9755)
Mercer, PA (Ju;ly 30, 2011): Nick Wean scored the win in the ARDC Midget race at Mercer Raceway Park, while Danny Holtgraver prepared for his first-ever Knoxville assault with a dominating performance in the Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Cars. Jimmy Holden registered the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. In a bit of irony, Ed Haylett (Big Dog R/C Center Mini Stocks) dedicated his first career win to the memory of his late son, while Dennis Wagner (ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors) did likewise with his late father, Dave. Meanwhile, Trusty Rusty Moore scored yet another win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.
Before the track’s biggest crowd of the year, New Jersey’s Nick Wean held off ARDC points leader Drew Heistand. It was Wean’s first of the year and third with the club, which is the nation’s oldest sanctioning body. Wean was surprised when the pace truck picked him up as the leader following a caution for Parker Evans, who had led from the start of the race. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. was penalized for rough driving. Wean said “I didn’t think that they would make that call, but when they said it on the radio, I was prettyu happy.” Wean also explained that he was fighting engine problems lately and he gave credit to HG for helping him to get it turned around.