Imperial, PA

The track was in great shape and the weather was even better at Dirt’s Monster Half Mile for the Modified Madness show. It was a great night of racing with 12 heat races, eight features, and four first-time feature winners.

In the RUSH Sportsman Modified 15-lap feature, Brian Schaffer (41) of Slippery Rock started on the pole. To his outside starting in second was Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) while Joshua Alan Deems (9D) of Volant started in third, Chelsie Kreigisch (10) of Ellwood City started in fourth, Kole Holden (2) of Tiona started in fifth, and Jessica Kreigisch (63) of Ellwood City rounded out the top three rows. By the second lap, third-starting Deems (9D) had fallen to fifth, allowing C. Kreigisch (10) and Holden (2) to move into fourth and fifth respectively while Schaffer (41) led the field. By the middle of the event, C. Kreigisch (10) had made her way up to second behind Schaffer (41) with Holden (2) in third, ninth-starting Chas Wolbert (C3) of Howland, Ohio was in fourth, Brian Sadler (5) of Apollo was in fifth, and tenth-starting Rocky Kugel (83) of East Liverpool, Ohio had made his way up to sixth. On lap 13, C. Kreigisch (10) would pass Schaffer (41) for the lead coming out of turn four, and she wouldn’t look back, picking up her first PPMS win of her career. Following her to the finish line was Schaffer (41) in second, Wolbert (C3) in third, Holden (2) in fourth, Kugel (83) in fifth, Sadler (5) in sixth, Tatgenhorst (63T) in seventh, Deems (9D) in eighth, Justin Shea (14S) in ninth, and May 5 winner Brandon Ritchey (17) rounded out the top ten. Heat race winners were Kugel (83) and Wolbert (C3).

In the Elite Modified 15-lap feature, Brian Toto (8B) of Kinsman, Ohio was the pole-sitter. On the outside starting in second was Ty Rhoades (12) of Pittsburgh. In the second row, starting in third was Butch Lambert (19) while Tyler Frankenberry of Painesville, Ohio started in fourth. When the green flag dropped, it didn’t take Rhoades (12) very long to take the lead. By the seventh lap, Rhoades (12) had a commanding lead over the field and was leading by an entire straightaway. Lap nine saw trouble when Frankenberry (38) blew a right rear tire and tagged the wall between turns three and four, bringing out the caution. The restart had Rhoades (12) still in first, Nate Young (42) of Painesville, Ohio in second, Jeremy Double (83) in third, Jacob Eucker (64) of Fowler, Ohio in fourth, and Henry Henry in fifth. With the checkered flag waving, Rhoades (12) would pick up his second PPMS win of the season. He was followed by, Double (83) in second, Henry (21) in third, Young (42) in fourth, Eucker (64) in fifth, Butch Lambert (19) in sixth, Brian Toto (8B) in seventh, Frankenberry (38) in eighth, Jeff Conn (511) in ninth, Mark Titus (25) in tenth, Brian Hutchko (60) in eleventh, and Bob Simmons (4RJ) rounded out the field in twelveth. Frankenberry (38) and Double (83) won the heat races.

In the Vintage Modifieds feature, David Meyers (89) of Franklin started on the pole. Starting in second was Chris Ketch (85NY) of Ransomville, New York, while Paul Bacchus (7) started in third, and Alex Morris (09) started in fourth. On lap two, Meyers (89) would lead the field with Ketch (85NY) in second, and Robert Johnson (21) in third. Lap six saw the event’s only caution. On the restart, Meyers (89) would continue to lead the field with Morris (09) in second, Ketch (85NY) in third, Hank Coles (47H) in fourth, and Paul Bacchus (7) in fifth. With the checkered flag waving, Meyers (89) would pick up his first PPMS win of the season. He was followed by Morris (09) in second, Ketch (85NY) in third, Paul Baccus (in fourth) and Johnson (21) would round out the field for the four-barrel Vintage Modifieds. Taking first place for the two-barrel Vintage Modifieds was Coles (47H). He was followed by Dale Zimmer (21W) in second, and Jake Senica (17) in third. Meyers (89) and Senica (47H) won the heat races.

The Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model 20-lap feature had Logan Zarin (1Z) starting on the pole. To his outside and starting in second was Chuck Recker (6R) while Colby Beighey (36) of Fombell started in third, Ron Hall (01) started in fourth, Josh Stoica (22J) of New Cumberland, West Virginia started in fifth, and Tommy Schirnhofer (8) of Dormont rounded out the top three rows. Beighey (36) took the lead on lap two with Hall (01) in tow while pole-sitter Zarin (1Z) fell to third. Lap three saw the event’s first caution when Hall (01) and Zarin (1Z) got together in turn four, causing them both to spin out. On the restart, Beighey (36) would lead the field, and with Hall (01) and Zarin (1Z) forced to tag the field, Justin Lamb (93X) of Findlay Township, and current points leader, would move into second place with Schirnhofer (8) in third, John Mollick (60M) of Toronto, Ohio in fourth, and Jabo Jablonski (3J) of Carnegie in fifth. On the ensuing lap, Mollick (60M) would move into third, and Stoica (22J) would follow him into fourth, while Schirnhofer (8) would fall to fifth. The event’s second caution would come on lap three when Chris Lander (18) of Burgettstown spun out in turn four. The restart would have Beighey (36) still leading, Lamb (93X) in second, Mollick (60M) in third, Stoica (22J) in fourth, and Nico Dabecco moved into fifth. When the green flag dropped, Beighey (36) would continue to lead while Lamb (93X) fell to fourth, allowing Mollick (60M) and Stoica (22J) to move into second and third respectively. The third caution in four laps happened when Zarin (1Z) and Jablonski (3J) spun out together. On the restart Beighey (36) would lead the field with Mollick (60M) in second, Schirnhofer (8) in third, Stoica (22J) in fourth, and Lamb (93X) in fifth. Beighey (36) would contend with lapped traffic by the eleventh lap with Mollick (60M) on his rear bumper. Mollick (60M) would make many attempts to take the lead but Beighey (36) held his own against the seasoned vet and would lead the field to his first Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model victory of his career at PPMS. Following him to the finish line were Mollick (60M) who was a close second, Lamb (93X) in third, Hall (01) in fourth, Stoica (22J) in fifth, Dabecco (F1) in sixth, Jablonski (3J) in seventh, Zarin (1Z) in eighth, D.J. Nakutis (31) in ninth, and Bill Kessler (09) would round out the top ten. Heat race winners were Schirnhofer (8) and Stoica (22J).  

The Pro Stock 15-lap feature had Jason Fosnaught (73) of Tarentum on the pole with Martin Spade (18) starting to his outside in second. The second row consisted of Greg Beach (33X) of Chicora starting third, and Bill Robertson (1B) of Upper Saint Clair starting in fourth. By lap three, eighth starting and last weeks winner, Jeff Broniszewski (08) of Coraopolis had made his way up to second place behind Fosnaught (73). Lap seven had Fosnaught (73) still in the lead with Broniszewski (08) in tow, while Beach (33X) was in third, Dave McManus (114) of Elizabeth in fourth, and A.J. Poljak (36) of Baldwin in fifth. Fosnaught (73) would lead the remaining eight laps, picking up his first PPMS win of the season. Following him to the finish line was Broniszewski (08) in second, Beach (33X) in third, McManus (114) in fourth, Poljak (36) in fifth, Robertson (1B) in sixth, Danny Rich (67X) in seventh, Spade (18) in eighth, Eric Piotrowski (7) in ninth, and Gary Koteles (64K) in tenth. Heat race winners were Broniszewski (08) and McManus (114).

In the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock 12-lap feature, Randy DeBerdinis (121) started on the pole. To his outside, and starting second was Karlee Kovacs (221K) of Carnegie, while Casey Grumling of Elrama started in third, Ben Anton (13) of Jefferson Hills started in fourth, Dave Sheriff (8) of Imperial started in fifth, Adam Ferree (29) of Jefferson Hills started in sixth, and Ed Shelpman (17S) of Jefferson Hills rounded out the field as he was subbing for his son, Stephen. On lap one, Grumling (77X) would take the lead from DeBerdinis (121) who fell to second while Sheriff (8) moved up to third, Kovacs (221K) up to fourth, and Ferree (29) went up to fifth. With Grumling (77X) leading at the halfway point, a three-way battle for second place was taking shape behind him in turns one and two between Kovacs (221K), DeBerdinis (121), and Ferree (29). Ferree (29) would win the second spot with Kovacs (221K) moving into third, and DeBerdinis (121) in fourth. With the checkered flag waving, Grumling (77X) would lead the field to his first career PPMS victory. He was followed to the line by Ferree (29) in second, Sheriff (8) in third, DeBerdinis (121) in fourth, Kovacs (221K) in fifth, B. Anton (13) in sixth, and E. Shlepman (17S) in seventh. Grumling (77X) also won the heat race.

In the Black Label Business Center Open 4’s 10-lap feature, Bill Tennant (2) of Colliers, West Virginia was the pole-sitter. Starting in second was April Tennant (95) of Colliers, West Virginia. The second row had Justin Clark (02) of Pittsburgh starting in third, and John Gill (19G) of Burgettstown in fourth, while Tom Anton (64) of Jefferson Hills started in fifth, and “The dominator” Andy Garlinger (R88) of Hopedale, Ohio round out the six-car field. When the green flag dropped, Garlinger (R88) shot like a rocket up to third by the first turn. B. Tennant (2) was leading the field on lap six when the event’s lone caution slowed the pace for T. Anton (64) who tagged the wall and did extensive right-side damage to his car. B. Tennant (2) chose the inside on the restart with A. Tennant (95) in second, and Garlinger (R88) in third. B. Tennant (2) was on a rail and would pick up his first PPMS win of the season. Following him to the line were A. Tennant (95) in second, Garlinger (R88) in third, Gill (19G) in fourth, Clark (02) in fifth, and T. Anton (64) in sixth. B. Tennant (2) also won the heat race.

It was time to shine for Susie Rudolph (55) of Stubenville, Ohio in the six-lap Three Rivers Karting Young Guns feature. With a string of bad luck the past two weeks, Rudolph (55) started on the pole. Starting in second was Frank Magill (05) of Jefferson Hills, and starting in third was Kyle Janus (88) of Coraopolis. Lap three saw trouble when Janus (88) blew a right front tire, forcing him to enter the pits. It was Rudolph’s (55) night as she picked up her first career PPMS victory. She was followed by F. Magill (05) in second, and Janus (88) in third. Young Guns did not run a heat race.

 

Results

RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature 12 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, Driver, (Car Number), Hometown

1-4 Chelsie Kreigisch (10) – Ellwood City

2-1 Brian Schaffer (41) – Slippery Rock

3-9 Chas Wolbert (C3) – Howland, OH

4-5 Kole Holden (2) – Tiona

5-10 Rocky Kugel (83) – East Liverpool, OH

6-8 Brian Sadler (5) – Apollo

7-2 Tony Tatgenhorst (63T)

8-3 Joshua Alan Deems (9D) – Volant

9-11 Justin Shea (14S) – Franklin

10-7 Brandon Ritchey (17) – Seneca

11-6 Jessica Kriegisch (63) – Ellwood City

12-14 Darrin Gallagher (29S)

13-13 Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) – New Castle

14-12 Brandon Michaud (132) – Madina, NY

15-15 Larry Couch (AR51) – Stoneboro

DNS Jeremy Weaver (35W) – Stoneboro

DNS Steve Slater (29) – Butler

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Rocky Kugel – 83 – [1]; 2. Justin Shea – 14S – [6]; 3. Brian Sadler – 5 [3]; 4. Jeremy Weaver – 35W – [4]; 5. Jessica Kriegisch – 63 – [5]; 6. Brandon Ritchey – 17 – [7]; 7. Steve Slater – 29 – [8]; 8. Jordan Ehrenberg – JD57 – [2]; 9. Larry Couch – AR51 – [9];

Heat 2

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Chas Wolbert – C3 – [5]; 2. Joshua Alan Deems – 9D – [1]; 3. Chelsie Kreigisch – 10 – [3]; 4. Kole Holden – 2 – [8]; 5. Brian Schaffer – 41 – [2]; 6. Tony Tatgenhorst – 63T – [6]; 7. Brandon Michaud – 132 – [4]; 8. Darrin Gallagher – 29S – [7];

 

Elite Modified Feature 15 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-2 Ty Rhoades (12) – Pittsburgh

2-6 Jeremy Double (83)

3-5 Henry Henry (21)

4-7 Nate Young (42) – Painesville, OH

5-12 Jacob Eucker (64) – Fowler, OH

6-3 Butch Lambert (19)

7-1 Brian Toto (8B) – Kinsman, OH

8-4 Tyler Frankenberry (38) – Painesville, OH

9-9 Jeff Conn (511)

10-10 Mark Titus (25)

11-11 Brian Huchko (60) – Coraopolis

12-8 Bob Simmons (4RJ) – Georgetown

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Tyler Frankenberry – 38 – [2]; 2. Ty Rhoades – 12R – [5]; 3. Henry Henry – 21* – [3]; 4. Nate Young – 42 – [4]; 5. Jeff Conn – 511 – [1]; 6. Jacob Eucker – 64 – [6];

Heat 2

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Jeremy Double – 83 – [1]; 2. Brian Toto – 8B – [5]; 3. Butch Lambert – 19 – [3]; 4. Bob Simmons – 4RJ – [4]; 5. Mark Titus – 25 – [6]; 6. Brian Hutchko – 60 – [2];

 

Vintage Modifieds Feature 12 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

4-Barrel

1-1 David Meyers (89) – Franklin

2-4 Alex Morris (09)

3-2 Chris Ketch (85NY) – Ransomville, NY

4-3 Paul Bacchus (7)

5-5 Robert Johnson (21)

2-Barrel

1-6 Hank Coles (47H) – North Huntington

2-8 Dale Zimmer (21W) – Waterford

3-7 Jake Senica (17) –  Irwin

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. David Meyers – 89 – [2]; 2. Chris Ketch – 85NY – [1]; 3. Hank Coles – 47H – [6]; 4. Paul Bacchus – 7 – [4]; 5. Robert Johnson – 21W – [3]; 6. Jake Senica – 17 – [7]; 7. Alex Morris – 09 – [5]; 8. Dale Zimmer – 21W – [8];

 

Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Feature 20 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-3 Colby Beighey (36B) – Fombell

2-9 John Mollick (60M) – Toronto, OH

3-8 Justin Lamb (93X) – Findlay Township

4-4 Ron Hall (01)

5-5 Josh Stoica (22J) – New Cumberland, WV

6-13 Nico Dabecco (F1)

7-11 Jabo Jablonski (3J) – Carnegie

8-1 Logan Zarin (1Z)

9-12 D.J. Nakutis (31) –  Plum

10-7 Bill Kessler (09) – Freedom

11-10 Chris Lander (18) – Burgettstown

12-2 Chuck Recker (6R)

13-6 Tom Schirnhofer (8) – Dormont

DNS Pete Wearing (111)

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Josh Stoica – 22J – [4]; 2. Ron Hall – 01 – [5]; 3. Colby Beighey – 36B – [3]; 4. Chuck Recker – 6R – [1]; 5. Chris Lander – 18 – [7]; 6. Pete Wearing – 111 – [6]; 7. Nico Dabecco – F1 – [2];

Heat 2

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Tom Schirnhofer – 8 – [1]; 2. Justin Lamb – 93X – [5]; 3. Logan Zarin – 1Z – [3]; 4. Bill Kessler – 09 – [2]; 5. John Mollick – 60M – [7]; 6. Jabo Jablonski – 3J – [4]; 7. D.J. Nakutis – 31 – [6];

 

Pro Stocks Feature 15 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-2 Jason Fosnaught (73) – Tarentum

2-8 Jeff Broniszewski (08) – Coraopolis

3-3 Greg Beach (33X) – Chicora

4-5 Dave McManus (114) – Elizabeth

5-13 A.J. Poljak (36) – Baldwin

6-4 Bill Robertson (1B) – Upper Saint Clair

7-6 Danny Rich (67X) – Imperial

8-2 Martin Spade Jr. (18S)

9-7 Eric Piotrowski (7) – Evans City

10-12 Gary Koteles (64K)

11-11 Robert Betz (81) – South Heights

12-9 Nick Kocuba (10) – Bulger

DNS Jake Hoelle (6)

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Jeff Broniszewski – 08 – [3]; 2. Danny Rich – 67X – [2]; 3. Bill Robertson – 1B – [5]; 4. Martin Spade – 18S – [4]; 5. Nick Kocuba – 10 – [6]; 6. Robert Betz – 81 – [1]; 7. Jake Hoelle – 6 – [7];

Heat 2

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Dave McManus – 114 – [1]; 2. Greg Beach – 33X – [3]; 3. Jason Fosnaught – 73 – [4]; 4. Eric Piotrowski – 7 – [2]; DNS Gary Koteles – 64K – DNS A.J. Poljak – 36 –

 

Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stock Feature 12 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-3 Casey Grumling (77X) – Elrama

2-6 Adam Ferree (29) – Jefferson Hills

3-5 Dave Sheriff (8) – Imperial

4-1 Randy DeBerdinis (121)

5-2 Karlee Kovacs (221K) – Carnegie

6-4 Ben Anton (13) – Jefferson Hills

7-7 Ed Shelpman (17S) – Pleasant Hills

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Casey Grumling – 77X – [6]; 2. Dave Sheriff – 8 – [2]; 3. Ben Anton – 13 – [4]; 4. Adam Ferree – 29 – [5]; 5. Karlee Kovacs – 221K – [7]; 6. Ed Shelpman – 17S – [3]; 7. Randy DeBerdinis – 121 – [1];

 

Black Label Business Center Open 4’s Feature 10 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-1 Bill Tennant (2) – Colliers, WV

2-2 April Tennant (95) – Colliers, WV

3-6 Andy Garlinger (R88) – Hopedale, OH

4-4 John Gill (19G) – Burgettstown

5-3 Justin Clark (02) – Pittsburgh

6-5 Tom Anton (64) – Jefferson Hills

Heat 1

Finish, Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Bill Tennant – 2 – [6]; 2. April Tennant – 95 – [4]; 3. Justin Clark – 02 – [2]; 4. John Gill – 19G – [5]; 5. Tom Anton – 64 – [3]; 6. Andy Garlinger – R88 – [1];

 

Three Rivers Karting Young Guns Feature 6 Laps

Finishing Spot, Starting Spot, (Car Number) – Hometown

1-1 Susie Rudolph (55) – Stubenville, OH

2-2 Frank Magill (05) – Jefferson Hills

3-3 Kyle Janus (88) – Coraopolis

DNS Tony Magill (44) – Jefferson Hills

Young Guns Did Not Run A Heat Race