Morris, Meadows, Moore, Furney, Pyle, and Michael also Triumph
Mercer, PA (September 20, 2013): Over 180 cars, 183 to be exact, registered to compete in night number one of the Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park, presented by American Racer Tires. Taking the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds was Eric Gabany with a dominant performance. The hometown driver was back on familiar turf, after spending most of the season racing his potent 358 Modified against the Big Blocks at a neighboring speedway.
The luck was with Jimmy Morris in the Bonnell’s Collision Center Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He used a borrowed engine, but his big break came on a lap three restart when the leaders tangled and he managed to avoid getting collected in the melee.
Kenny Meadows won the Bilstein STARS Modified Lite National event, which was shortened three laps due to the expiration of the time limit. Rusty Moore, the three-time divisional champion, scored in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks.
D.J. Furney outdistanced the competition in the Micro Sprints. Cody Pyle racked up the win in the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Rich Michael, Jr. wired the field in the E-Mods.
A few weeks ago, Eric Gabany returned to the Mercer Raceway Park for a bit of a refresher. He explained that he learned a lot racing against the more powerful cars elsewhere, but he was glad to be home for this big double-header weekend. Once again, he had the outside groove mastered, so it was like he had never been away. “I knew that the outside would be hard to beat, but I was really worried about my weight.” He continued, “with all those cautions, I ended up being about twelve pounds over, so it was pretty close.”