Riggs, Edwards, Wheeler and Pfeuffer also Win
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Mercer, PA (July 3, 2011): Mercer Raceway Park celebrated American Patriot Night, but no one celebrated with more gusto than Dan McEwen, a first-time winner in the Bog Dog R/C Center Mini Stocks, and Rod George, who was victorious at Mercer for the first time in more than a year. The Tugboat, Lonnie Riggs, docked in victory circle in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Gary Edwards was quick out of the box in the ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Terry Wheeler broke Rusty Moore’s winning streak in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and Shane Pfeuffer dashed home first in the Big Daddy’s Speed Center Modified Lites. Plus, fans young and old were awed by a Fireworks Spectacular provided by Walt’s of Mercer Plaza and Pizza Joe’s.
With the spotlight shining on the Big Dog R/C Center Mini Stocks, Dan McEwen strode to center stage. McEwen was making his first start of the year in a car owned by his brother-in-law, and he proved to be the best of a 21 car field.
McEwen jumped out to a quick lead over Mike McConnell. A caution slowed the action on lap 2. On the restart, Ed Haylett got a tremendous hole shot and he zoomed into turn one with the lead. McEwen and McConnell immediately rallied, and they were now racing three-wide through the second turn! McConnell came off the corner with the lead.