Troy Shields continues the streak on no repeat winners in the FASTRAK Crate Lap Models.admin
Under very hot weather conditions, Latrobe Speedway got its fifth night of racing action in. Winning the night features was Troy Shields in the FASTRAK Late Models, Jonathon Taylor in the Emods, Ray Hickok Jr. won the Pro Stocks special, Anthony Monteparte in the Chargers, Paul Koeffler III in the 4 Cylinders.
Troy Shields and Brandon Lott brought the FASTRAK Late Models out for there feature event. Jumping out to the early lead was Shields with Lott and John Over in tow. Shields who has won crate races through out the state was able to keep his cool and score a career first win at the track. Shields was able to adjust to the big half mile and lead all 20 laps of the feature. Shields, driving the S&S Communications, Ingram Racing engines, Rocket chassis race car. Over would finish second, Logan third, Andrew Koenig was fourth and fifth was Brandon Lott. Rounding out the top 10 was Mike Cuthburt in sixth, seventh was Marino Angelicchio, Bob Nelson was eighth, ninth was Eric Smith and tenth was Tanner Hauger. Over and Angellicchio won the heat races.
Jonathon Taylor and Dereck Deusenberry brought the Emod field on the track. Jumping out to the early lead was Taylor, but one of the fastest cars on the track seventh starting Nalon Dalton. Taylor, having no traffic in front of him was able to jump out to an impressive lead, but by lap seven, Dalton was up to second with Evan Taylor was third. Jonathon Taylor earned the win in his to keep the Taylor family undefeated at the track. Taylor was in the BMS Chassis, S&T Bank, Mullen Racing engines car. Dalton would finish second, Evan Taylor was third, Duesenberry was fourth and Greg Hauger was fifth. Rounding out the field, sixth was Cody Quarrick, Bruce Driestad was seventh, Josh Cramer was eighth. Josh Cramer. Jonathon Taylor and Duesenberry also won the heat races.
Joey Koteles and Tommy Dembowski would lead the Pro Stock field on the track. Coming down to take the green, there was a crash taking out Steve Mitchell. Once the green was out, Dembowski, who has one win this season, would go on and lead the early laps with Joey Kotelas in tow. But all eyes where on seventh starting Ray Hickok Jr. Hickok would work his way up to third and pass Dembowski and Kotelas and go on and win the Pro Stock special. Hickok driving the Iron Horse Salvage, The Rose Inn, Animal Graphic race car. Kotelas would finish second with Brett McDonald finishing third. Fourth was Barry Farris and Bill Slade was fifth. Sixth was Drew Kotelas, seventh was Dembowski and eighth was Mitchell. Hickok Jr. won the heat race.
Brandon Doland and James Hiixson brought the Charger feature on to the track At the drop of the green, Hixson would jumped out to the lead with Doland and Monteparte in tow. Hixson would lead until lap number three, when Monteparte would make the winning pass and go on for his second win of the season. Monteparte driving the Rick Dean owned Pure Stock sponsored by Gilmore Engineering, and 66 Auto Supply Chevrolet. Point leader Steele would finish second. Brad Nesline was third, fourth was Jeremy Zufall and Hixson was fifth. Sixth was Bill Finley was sixth, Ron Ramsey was seventh, Jacob Weyer was eighth and ninth was Stephen Hazlett and John Hollis was tenth. Gary Taylor was eleventh, Doland was twelfth and Jim Zufall thirteenth. Heats where won Monteparte and Jeremy Zufall. Specail thanks to Roy Povlick Contruction for their bonus to the winner last night.
Paul Koeffler III and Jeremy Grubbs brought the 4 cylinder feature onto the track. A caution on the first lap ment that there would be a complete restart that eliminated point leader, Matt Weltz. Once the green flag was wived, Koeefler would jump out to the early lead with Grubbs and David Smail in tow. On lap number three, a crash resulted in the elimination of Grbbs and Smails. Once the green was out, Koffler III would lead ever lap and earn a career first the Latrobe Speedway. Koeffler III was driving the Carry All Products, Newt York Bar Pontiac. Larry Weltz was second, Dylan Burkett was third, Ed Leonard was fourth and Brian Noel was fifth. Jason Rittenour was sixth, Dan Leonard was seventh, Dave Gacka was eighth and Justin Clark was ninth and Ben Lehane was tenth. CJ Parrill was eleventh, Gubbs was twelfth, Justin McDowell, Matt Weltz was thirteenth and Sam Basinger was fourteenth. Matt Weltz and Jeremy Grubbs won the heart races