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Alex Ferree takes Garin Memorial 40, Schirnhofer and Schrum take second wins of the weekend, while Hawkins, Kamicker, and Goldberg also win.

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 13, 2006) - Saxonburg PA’s Alex Ferree grabbed his first win of 2006 and took home a $4000 paycheck in the Annual Nick and Emma Garin Memorial. Ben Miley and Mark Banal brought the field down for the start. Banal (in the Bob Williams #8), grabbed the lead at the start. Banal looked strong early, while fourth starting Ferree (who was in his dad Ed’s #4), was moving up fast getting into second by lap 8. Meanwhile Ben Miley settled into third with Al Atallah in fourth and Steve Baker in fifth. Ferree reeled in Banal, while Atallah battled with Miley for third, and Baker bided his time in fifth. Ferree got by Banal on lap 11. Then Atallah got by Miley for third while Baker also got by Miley a few laps later. Ferree opened up a sizeable lead on the field, while Baker got by Atallah for third on lap 22.A yellow tightened things up on lap 25. Ferree resumed the lead while Baker got by Banal for second. Ferree maintained a lead, while Baker ran in second, and Lynn Geisler battled Banal for third. As the laps wound down, Ferree started to catch traffic and slowed his pace, allowing Baker to start to close the gap. Baker closed significantly with just a couple to go and on the last lap in turns three and four got under Ferree. Ferree was able to hold him off for the win. Geisler got by Banal for third, with Lou Bradich in fifth. Jared Miley charged from 16th to finish sixth, with Ben Miley ending up seventh. Dave Wade was 8th followed by Al Atallah and Todd Andrews. John Flinner, Lou Bradich and Lynn Geisler took the three heats.

In the Advance Auto Parts Crate Late Models, Dormont, PA’s Tom Schirnhofer grabbed his second win of the weekend. In a race that saw four different leaders in the first half of the race saw Schirnhofer start 12th and pick his way thru the field and into the lead on lap 10. Laura Lukon led the first two laps, then Jason Rider took over. Rider led until a lap 6 restart, when Larry Marks grabbed the lead. After Schirnhofer took the lead he was gone, just like Saturday night. The battle for second heated up, as Marks held second until lap 18, when he slowed a bit allowing Nick Jones into second. At the finish it was Schirnhofer, Jones, Mike Cecere, Marks, Tim Folmer, Kyle Lukon, Pete Rech, Drew Koteles, Mark Moats Jr., and Laura Lukon. Wes Wheeler grabbed his career first win in the class in the first heat, while Ray Brown won the second.

In the Lincoln Welder E-Mods, rising young star Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV made his fourth visit of the season and grabbed his second win of the year. Hawkins took the lead on lap 6 from Chris Basich and won by a straightaway at the end. Basich ran second; Wayne Tessean third, followed by hard charger and last night’s winner Kevin Miller, and Daryl Charlier. Tom Martineck was sixth with Joel Johns, Kari Gasser, Stush Sadowski, and Ray Brown (in the David Mercer #48), trailing. Wayne Tessean took the lone heat.

In the WBGN Pure Stocks, Craig Kamicker Hopewell, PA took his seventh win of the season. Kamicker took the lead off Jake Simmons, and was never challenged afterwards. Simmons finished second with Jeff Broniszewski took third. Early leader Bill Robertson was fourth, followed by Nick Kocuba, last night’s winner Daryl Robison, Ron O’Patchen, Bob Schwartzmiller, E.J. Vasko, and Mitch Wattelet. The heats saw Craig Kamicker and Ron O’Patchen take victories.

Eric Goldberg Pittsburgh, PA won his fourth Amateur Stock win of the season. Goldberg took the lead off Robby Torrens on lap two and pulled away for the win. Davy Lee had another solid run to finish second, with Adam Chytil grabbing third followed by Torrens, Travis Gatten, Rick Gorsuch, Todd Evans, Darren Ferguson, Rich Cooper, and Derek Stefanick. Travis Gatten and Adam Chytil took the heat wins.

Canfield OH’s fan favorite, Sara Schrum took her fourth win of the season and second of the weekend in the Young Guns. Schrum started last and took the lead off Dusty Curry and never looked back. Curry was second with Rich Mason in third, followed by Nick Johnson, Todd Janus, and Devin Tomei.    


Late Models
Heats – John Flinner, Lou Bradich and Lynn Geisler
Feature (40 Laps) – 1. Alex Ferree, 2. Steve Baker, 3. Lynn Geisler, 4. Mark Banal, 5. Lou Bradich, 6. Jared Miley, 7. Ben Miley, 8. Dave Wade, 9. Al Atallah, 10. Todd Andrews, 11. Michael Davis, 12. Dennis Niederriter, 13. Jim Stephans, 14. Scott Peltz, 15. Scott Gunn, 16. Keith Rodriguez, 17. Rick Heim, 18. Brandon Burgoon, 19. Jim Lepro, 20. Keith Berner, 21. Mike Johnson, 22. Rich Apolito, 23. John Flinner, 24. Tony Musolino, 25. Steve Banal

Advance Auto Parts Crate Late Models
Heats – Wes Wheeler and Ray Brown
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Tommy Schirnhofer, 2. Nick Jones, 3. Mike Cecere, 4. Larry Marks, 5. Tim Folmer, 6. Kyle Lukon, 7. Pete Rech, 8. Drew Koteles, 9. Mark Moats, 10. Laura Lukon, 11. Bruce Takach, 12. Bryan Hoffman, 13. Wes Wheeler, 14. Ray Brown, 15. Jason Rider

Lincoln Welder E-Modifieds
Heat – Wayne Tessean
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Jacob Hawkins, 2. Chris Basich, 3. Wayne Tessean, 4. Kevin Miller, 5. Daryl Charlier, 6. Tom Martineck, 7. Joel Johns, 8. Kari Gasser, 9. Stush Sadowski, 10. Ray Brown, 11. Mike Basich

WBGN-TV Pure Stocks
Heats – Craig Kamicker and Ron O’Patchen
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. Craig Kamicker, 2. Jake Simmons, 3. Jeff Broniszewski, 4. Bill Robertson, 5. Nick Kocuba, 6. Darryl Robison, 7. Ron O’Patchen, 8. Bob Schwartzmiller, 9. E. J. Vasko, 10. Mitch Wattelet, 11. Don Bauerle, 12. Bill Dietz, 13. Russ Volponi

Amateur Stocks
Heats – Travis Gatten and Adam Chytil
Feature (12 Laps) – 1. Eric Goldberg, 2. Davy Lee, 3. Adam Chytil, 4. Robbie Torrens, 5. Travis Gatten, 6. Rick Gorsuch, 7. Todd Evans, 8. Darren Ferguson, 9. Rich Cooper, 10. Derek Stefanick, 11. Terry Kerr, 12. Ray Prolenski

Young Guns
Feature (5 Laps) – 1. Sara Schrum, 2. Dusty Curry, 3. Rich Mason, 4. Nick Johnson, 5. Todd Janus, 6. Devin Tomei