Bauer, Hay, Schneider, Koffler, Haefke, Michael, and Bish also Win
Mercer, PA (September 22, 2013): Randy Chrysler saw his half lap lead evaporate when the caution flag came down instead of the checkers that he anticipated at Mercer Raceway Park. That gave J.R. McGinley one last shot at the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified portion of the 14th Annual Little Guy Nationals, but Chrysler was up to the task on the green-checker finish. The event attracted 197 cars for the second night of competition, presented by American Racer Tire, Ben Bissett Chevrolet, Rock Concrete, and East Penn Carriers.
MIchael Bauer put the capper on an outstanding season in the Bonnell’s Collision Center Outlaw Sprint Warriors feature event. The victory ensured Bauer’s championship in the Cavalcade points to go along with two track titles. Mikey Hay scored the big win in the Bilstein Modified Lite STARS National Championship event, which was also presented by Big Daddy’s Speed Center and Rock Concrete. Chris Schneider made a bold last turn pass to steal the win away from Rusty Martz in the first of two Precise Racing Products Open Stock Car features. The other went to Curtis J. Bish.
Paul Koffler, Jr. grabbed the lead from Shane Smith on lap three of the Mini Stock feature offered by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Jeff Haefke celebrated his birthday in fine style, taking the checkers in the Micro Sprint feature. Rich Michael, Jr. scored his second win of the weekend in the E-Mod feature.
After reaching victory lane, Randy Chrysler let out a big whoop of joy. It was a difficult weekend for him. “We were running second on Friday night, and we started losing power, we thought it was the tranny, but it may have been the engine.” He continued, “so, my two crew guys went back to Niagara Falls to get the back-up car and they didn’t make it back until five in the morning.” With Saturday’s rain-out, however, they were able to catch up on their sleep and get the other car ready for battle.