CARLSON SCORES CAREER FIRST WIN AT AMR SUN. MAY 7TH
MAY 7, 2006 (KANE, PA) - Week #2 of the young 2006 racing season saw one career first winner, one repeat winner and two winners from past years visit victory lane at Allegheny Mtn. Raceway on Sunday May 7th, 2006.
In the Schweikart Coatings & Services 4-Cylinder Charger division, Kane, PA's Sean Carlson grabbed the lead at the start of the caution free 15 lap feature and held off the challenges of last week's winner Ben Asel over the final 6 laps to pickup his career first feature win. Asel (Kane, PA), Justin Yohe (Bradford, PA), Mark Schweikart (Emporium, PA) and newcomer Henry Himes (Brockway, PA) rounded out the top five. Carlson and Schweikart won the qualifying heats.
The 20 lap Street Stock feature saw defending point champion Chris Austin (Knapp Creek, NY) dog early race leader Craig Rex for the first four laps before finally taking over the top spot on lap five. Once out in front, Austin showed the rest of the field why he is the champion as he cruised to his first win of the season in another caution free race. Rex (Kane, PA), past champion Joe Layfield (Bolivar, NY), Bruno Mowery (Olean, NY) and John Williams (Ischua, NY) were the rest of the top five at the finish. Layfield and Austin scored heat wins.
The 20 lap Dyne Excavating LLC Mini Stock feature saw a strong runner from several seasons ago return to the front of the pack as Lewis Run, PA's Barry Burritt motored past race leader Brad Ullman Jr. on lap 8 of the caution free race. Ullman was able to hang close over the remaining laps but had nothing for Burritt who scored his first feature win in over two years at AMR. Finishing out the top five were Ullman (Allegany, NY), Steve Dodge (Kane, PA), defending division champion Steve Mowery (Olean, NY) and Bobby Carlson (Kane, PA). Heat wins went to Burritt and Dodge.
In the final race of the night, the 20 lap Zook Motors Pure Stock feature, rookie Pat Yohe and past division champion Mike VanZandt both took turns leading early on before the night's only feature caution flew when VanZandt spun on lap 4, collecting Yohe in the process. On the restart, last week's winner Chuck Dickinson, from Cyclone, PA, had the top spot and took little time pulling away from the rest of the field as the race continued uninterrupted. At the finish Dickinson crossed a straightaway ahead of rookie Tommy Kronenwetter (St. Marys, PA) for his second win in a row. Mike VanZandt (Callensburg, PA) hardcharged his way back up to a third place finish with Josh Keith (DeYoung, PA) and Mike Stefano (St. Marys, PA) rounding out the top five. VanZandt and Jack Hepler Jr. (Weedville, PA) won the heats.
Sunday, Allegheny Mtn. Raceway hosts the first visit to Northcentral
PA in several years for the Modified Lite division. The Mod-Lites,
a 5/8 scale version of DIRT Modified style cars, are powered by 1000cc
to 1250cc motorcycle motors. Drivers from as far away as Syracuse,
NY, Ontario Canada, and Maryland have expressed an interest in the
special show. The Mod-Lites join AMR's four weekly divisions, the
Street Stocks, Dyne Excavating LLC Mini Stocks, Zook Motors Pure Stocks
and Schweikart Coatings 4-Cylinder Chargers. Gates open at 3:00pm
with racing getting underway promptly at 5:00pm. For more information
contact the track at 814-598-9077 or online at www.amraceway.com .
HOUND 97.5FM STREET STOCKS 20 LAP FEATURE:
EXCAVATING LLC MINI STOCKS 20 LAP FEATURE:
MOTORS PURE STOCKS 20 LAP FEATURE:
COATINGS & SERVICES CHARGERS 15 LAP FEATURE: