Bauer, Fosnaught, McCann, Haefke, Fraley, Ritchey, and Jones Victors Too
Mercer, PA (September 27, 2014): Frankie Guidace was in the right place at the right time in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified race presented by Holden Racing on night two of the 15th Annual Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park. He was almost in the wrong place at the wrong time, though, as he avoided a first lap incident in turn one. Many laps after surviving that near disaster, Guidace acquired the lead when Randy Chrysler retired from the race just as the field was rolling away from a lap 22 stoppage. Michael Bauer was also the beneficiary of an on track incident that led to a controversial ruling that had track champion Jimmy Morris penalized for turning the leader, C.J. Jones, with just a pair of laps left in the race for the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors.
Jason Fosnaught and Bob McCann earned the victories in the pair of races for the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars. Jeff Heafke made a late race pass for the victory in the Micros. Ryan Fraley got his second of the weekend for the Econo Modifieds. Brandon Ritchey earned the laurels in the Mini Stocks, offered by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Rod Jones scored in the Baker Corp. Modified Lites.
The entire weekend of racing was courtesy of American Racer Tires.
Hobaugh, Bish, Fraley, Marcucci, McAndrew, Campisano also Prevail
Mercer, PA (September 26, 2014): Kevin Hoffman scored the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds after a thirilling battle with Lonny Riggs on night number one of the 15th Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park. George Hobaugh, Jr. grabbed his career first in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors.
In other action, Curtis J. Bish topped the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars, Ryan Fraley took the Econo Modified go, Sean McAndrew outpaced the rest of the Micro Sprints, Mark Marcucci cam back to win the Baker Corp. Modified Lite race after being involved in a wreck that took out many of the top five machines, and John Campisano wore the nightcap for the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles.
Williams, Holden, Morris, Moore, Englert and McConnell are Kings
Mercer, PA (September 6, 3024): Due to wet grounds and rain in the forecast, the racing at Mercer Raceway Park was canceled. Because there will be no make-up date for this event, the 2014 track champions are now determined. Racing will resume on September 26-27 with the fifteenth annual Little Guy Nationals. Registrations are available from the track office, 724-662-1310, as well as the track website, www.mercerracewaypark.com. Get them in now to take advantage of the early bird discount.
Taking the honors in the 410 Sprint Car class was Eric “Turkey” Williams, of Greenville. It was his second crown offered by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. Finishing second was the Kittanning Comet, Rod George. Adam Kekich edged out Brandon Matus for third. Defending champ Jack Sodeman, Jr. held on for fifth despite missing several shows due to an injury. Completing the top ten were Scott Priester, Dan Kiriger, rookie A.J. Flick, Brent Matus, and Francis Sesco.
Mercer, PA (August 24, 2014): The Steel City Outlaw, Tim Shaffer, is the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Champion. He earned the honor in the 25th running of the event at Mercer Raceway Park, which is minutes from his home in Aliquippa, PA. The four-time champ of the All Stars Circuit of Champions held off his protege, Danny Holtgraver, and The Wild Child, Jac Haudenschild. It was the second straight night that a local All Star made it to victory lane. The two-day event was presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop, and it included a party with live music, a hog roast, and other activities to entertain the fans and to raise money for the injured driver relief fund.
Tyler Denochick, of Morrisdale, PA, quickly figured out the fast way around Mercer Raceway Park. He held off Michael Bauer to claim the win in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors in just his second appearance at the track. Frankie Guidace made a three-wide pass of leader Shawn Fleeger and a lapped car to take the top spot in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The nightcap for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series belonged to Shaun Fawcett, who inherited the lead after a spectacular tangle between the leaders, Curtis J. Bish and Randy Wyant on what would have been the final lap of the contest.
Jones, McGinley, and Wyant also Win
Mercer, PA (August 23, 2014): Dale Blaney threw the monkey off his back. He won his first career Sprint Car race at Mercer Raceway Park, and it came against the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series. The win came on the first night of the 25th Annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. To get it, the nation’s winningest Sprint Car driver had to fight off the challenges of Jac Haudenschild.
C.J. Jones won his second straight race, and fourth of the season, in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. After missing several events, J.R. McGinley returned to the Park and earned his second feature win of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The silver bullet, Randy Wyant, prevailed in the finale for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, operating under the Open Stock rules.