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Join us this Saturday, August 24, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, when the fastest cars on dirt come to Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile. Falconi’s Moon Township Automotive 410 Outlaw Winged Sprint Cars reach speeds of 150mph at the “Monster”. In the Falconi’s Moon Township Automotive 410 Outlaw Sprint Car Series points race, only five points separate first through fifth place. Carl Bowser (11), from Freeport, sits atop the leaderboard with 175 points. Brandon Matus (13), from Wampum, is only two points behind the leader with 173 points. Jack Sodeman Jr., from North Jackson, Ohio, is sitting in third place with 172 points, while last year’s champion Sye Lynch (42), from Apollo, is in fourth place with 171 points, and Dan Kuriger (08) completes the top five with 170 points. With the season beginning to wind down, and this being the second to last time the Falconi’s Moon Township Automotive 410 Outlaw Winged Sprint Car Series will be at PPMS, you don’t want to miss them.
In the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series points race, Ben Policz (14B), from Rices Landing, is on top with 989 points. Policz (14B) has one win on the season, coming on May 18. Christian Schneider (1ST), from Warren, Ohio, is only 11 points out of first place with 978 points. Nico Dabecco (F1), from Verona, is sitting in third place with 871 points. John Mollick (60M), from Toronto, Ohio, is in fourth place with 860 points and has two wins on the season. His wins came on June 1, and July 13. Two-time defending champion Justin Lamb (93X), from Findlay Township, is sitting in fifth place with 765 points. Lamb (93X) has one win on the season, coming on opening night, May 11.
The PPMS Pro Stocks are fresh off of the 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial and the 4th Annual “Wee” Willie White Memorial double-header, which was some of the best racing of the season so far. In the PPMS Pro Stocks points race, Danny Rich (67X), from Imperial, is atop the leaderboard with a 42-point lead over the division. Rich (67X) has amassed three wins on the season, coming on May 18, June 8, and on August 3. Mike Harris (18), from Bridgeville, is in second place with 948 points. Harris (18) has one win on the season, happening on July 20, which was his first career win at PPMS. A.j. Poljak (36) from Baldwin is in third place with 686 points, while Dave Mcmanus (114), from Elizabeth, is in fourth place with 663. Mcmanus (114) has one win on the season, coming on 7.27. McManus (114) also has one win in the Hobby Stock division, as he was driving his daughter’s car. Heath Close, from Shaler, is in fifth place with 611 points. Close (77) also drives a RUSH Late Model from time to time.
Two-time defending Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock champion, Stephen Shelpman (17S), from Pleasant Hills, is once again leading the division with 1025 points. Shelpman (17S) has an impressive four wins on the season with his wins coming on June 1, June 8, July 27, and August 3. Marcus Simmons (68X), from Beaver Falls, is sitting in second place with 996 points. Marcus’s dad, Jake, drove his car last week and ended up in victory lane. Casey Grumling (77X), from Elrama, is in third place with 986 points. Grumling (77X) has two wins on the season, coming on May 18 and July 20. Despite having a good season, Grumling (77X) told PPMS last week that he sold his car and is done racing for the time being. Karlee Kovacs (221K), from Carnegie, is sitting in fourth place with 952 points. Kovacs (221K) is a former track champion in the Young Guns division but she is still waiting for that elusive first Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock win. Kovacs (221K) is having her best season to date in a Hobby Stock. Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock rookie driver, Frank Magill (05), from Jefferson Hills, rounds out the top five with 949 points. Magill (05) has had an impressive season so far, finishing in the top five consistently.
“The Dominator” Andy Garlinger (R88), from Hopedale, Ohio, is living up to his nickname this season in the Four Cylinder division. Garlinger (R88) has won every single race this season for a total of 11 wins. Needless to say, Garlinger (R88) sits atop the leaderboard with 1025 points. An impressive 250 point lead over the division. Garlinger (R88) almost lost to John Gill (19G), from Burgettstown, last Saturday, when he missed a shift on the start. Garlinger (R88) was able to make a last-lap pass to keep his winning streak alive. Craig Rudolph (5R), from Steubenville, Ohio, is in second place with 775 points, but Gill (19G) isn’t far behind him in third place with 772 points, only a three-point difference. Rookie Four-Cylinder driver, Tanya Charlier (21), from Midway, is in fourth place with 624 points and Jason Romine (71) is in fifth place with 427 points.
Susie Rudolph (55), from Steubenville, Ohio, has simply dominated the Young Guns Division this season. S. Rudolph (55) picked up her seventh win of the season last Saturday, and sixth win in a row. She is atop the leaderboard with 1011 points. Her main goal for the season is to win the championship, as she stated in a pre-season interview. Kyle Janas (88), from Coraopolis, has consistently been right behind S. Rudolph (55) all season and that’s where we find him in the points race with 984 points, only 27 points behind the leader. Tony Magill (05), from Jefferson Hills, is still in the points race as well. T. Magill (05) is in third place with 979 points, only 32 points out of first place and only 5 points out of second place. T. Magill (05) has two wins on the season, coming on opening night May 11 and on June 8. Cameron Hollister (44), from McDonald, is in fourth place with 623 points and Cameron Lambert (22), from Mars, is in fifth place with 515 points.
With only seven events left, the points race will be heating up as we roll into the Fall Season at Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile. As well as the Falconi’s Moon Township Automotive 410 Outlaw Winged Sprint Car Series, On Saturday, PPMS will also be featuring, the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the PPMS Pro Stocks, the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks, the Four Cylinders and the Young Guns. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m., and the racing action will commence at 7 p.m. Visit our pricing and tickets section.