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July 9, 2006


Youth Movement Continues at PPMS While Veteran Ben Miley Makes His Return to Victory Lane


PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2006) -  Venetia PA’s Ben Miley drove a flawless non-stop 25 laps to win his first Late Model feature in a couple of years. For Miley it was career PPMS win 53. Miley used a front row starting spot to take the lead at the outset and spent most of the race holding off a persistent Lynn Geisler. Steve Baker used his  “WV Rim Rider” nickname to the fullest extent as he ran the highest line possible to earn a strong third, and was closing fast on the front two at the finish. Dave Wade dropped back in the field early, rallied in the later stages to get fourth, with Tony Musolino running a strong fifth. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Mike Davis, Mike Johnson, Keith Barbara, Keith Rodriguez, and Jared Miley. Mike Davis and Keith Barbara grabbed the heat victories.


Young Jason Rider of Clinton, PA grabbed his third Advance Auto Parts Crate Late Model feature in his rookie season. Rider drove a smooth race taking the lead from early leader Pete Rech at the halfway point and never looked back. Rech ran a strong second, followed by Mike Cecere, Larry Marks, Tom Schirnoffer Jr., Bruce Takach, Kyle Lukon, Neil Isiminger (in the Laura Lukon #04), Leo Stadelman, and John Cain. The two heats saw Tom Schirnhofer Jr., and Bruce Takach pick up wins.


In the Lincoln Welder E-Mods 16-year-old Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV, in only his second appearance, grabbed his first PPMS win. Hawkins drove a steady race holding off a mid race challenge from Kevin Miller, to take the victory. Wayne Tessean finished third with Kari Gasser in fourth followed by Mike Basich, Dennis Niederriter, J.E. Stalder, Chuck Kennedy, Tom Martineck, and Dale Charlier. Kevin Miller and Chris Basich drove to the heat victories.


Craig Kamicker of Hopewell, PA took his fourth win of 2006 in the WGBN Pure Stocks.  Kamicker took the lead on lap 6, and held off the red hot Jake Simmons for the win. Early leader Jeff Broniszewski was third followed by Joe Anthony, Charlie DiLoreto, Bill Robertson, Aaron Jones, Ron O’Patchen, Nick Kocuba, and A.J. Poljak to round out the top ten finishers. The two heats saw Joe Anthony and Aaron Jones take wins.


Pittsburgh Pa’s Eric Goldberg stormed to his second win of the season in the Amateur Stocks. Goldberg took the lead on lap 2 and was never headed. Davy Lee ran second, followed by Adam Chytil. Robby Torrens took fourth, with Todd Evans, Travis Gatten, Terry Kerr, Jason Herniak, newcomer J.J. O’Patchen, and Jeff Schell following. The heats fell to Eric Goldberg, and Adam Chytil.


Rich Mason of Kennedy Twp. PA continued his domination of  the Young Gun class, picking up his eighth win of the season. Nick Johnson was second, Devin Tomei was third and Tyler Fox fourth at the finish.




Late Models

Heats – Michael Davis and Keith Barbara

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Ben Miley, 2. Lynn Geisler, 3. Steve Baker, 4. Dave Wade, 5. Tony Musolino, 6. Michael Davis, 7. Mike Johnson, 8. Keith Barbara, 9. Keith Rodriguez, 10. Jared Miley, 11. Lou Bradich, 12. Brandon Burgoon, 13. Danny Rich, 14. Al Atallah, 15. Jimmy Stephans, 16. Scott Gunn, 17. Rich Apolito, 18. D. J. Pellen, 19. Rick Heim, 20. John Mollick


Advance Auto Parts Crate Late Models

Heats – Tommy Schirnhofer and Bruce Takach

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jason Rider, 2. Pete Rech, 3. Mike Cecere, 4. Larry Marks, 5. Tommy Schirnhofer, 6. Bruce Takach, 7. Kyle Lukon, 8. Neil Isiminger, 9. Leo Stadelman, 10. John Cain, 11. Jim Moore, 12. John Hobbs, 13. Wes Wheeler, 14. Mark Moats, 15. Tim Folmer, 16. Nick Duratz


Lincoln Welder E-Modifieds

Heats – Kevin Miller and Chris Basich

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jacob Hawkins, 2. Kevin Miller, 3. Wayne Tessean, 4. Kari Gasser, 5. Mike Basich, 6. Dennis Niederriter, 7. J. E. Stalder, 8. Chuck Kennedy, 9. Tom Martineck, 10. Dale Charlier, 11. Joel Johns, 12. Vince Laboon, 13. Herm Myers, 14. Daryl Charlier, 15. Jim Plance, 16. Mike McKee, 17. Jim Petrelle, 18. Joe Pemberton, 19. Stush Sadowski, 20. Denny Nakutis, 21. Joe Betz, 22. Chris Basich, 23. Bob Williamson


WBGN-TV Pure Stocks

Heats – Joe Anthony and Aaron Jones

Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Craig Kamicker, 2. Jake Simmons, 3. Jeff Broniszewski, 4. Joe Anthony, 5. Charlie DiLoreto, 6. Bill Robertson, 7. Aaron Jones, 8. Ron O’Patchen, 9. Nick Kocuba, 10. A. J. Poljak, 11. Vince Kamicker, 12. Mitch Wattelet, 13. Don Bauerle, 14. Russ Volponi, 15. Jim Wagner, 16. Bob Schwartzmiller, 17. Mike Harris


Amateur Stocks

Heats – Eric Goldberg and Adam Chytil

Feature (12 Laps) – 1. Eric Goldberg, 2. Davy Lee, 3. Adam Chytil, 4. Robby Torrens, 5. Todd Evans, 6. Travis Gatten, 7. Terry Kerr, 8. Jason Herniak, 9. J. J. O’Patchen, 10. Jeff Schell, 11. Rick Gorsuch, 12. Craig Koteles, 13. Rich Cooper


Young Guns

Feature (5 Laps) – 1. Rich Mason, 2. Nick Johnson, 3. Devin Torrens 4. Tyler Fox