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Imperial, PA

It was a beautiful evening for racing with the 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial in town for the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stocks. Mother Nature would eventually take over, forcing track officials to postpone the remainder of the evening. Before the rain took over, PPMS would see qualifying, nine heat races, two b-mains, a six-lap dash, three feature events, and the start of the 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial a-main feature. John Mollick (60M), from Toronto, Ohio, would pick up his first win of the season in the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series 20-lap feature event. Andy Garlinger (R88), from Hopedale, Ohio, would pick up his third win of the season in the Four Cylinder feature, while Susie Rudolph (55), from Steubenville, Ohio, would bring home her second win of the season in the Young Guns six-lap feature event. The Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stocks would see a field of 43 cars with only 28 making the main event. Chris Schneider (55), from Lower Burrell, would set the fast-time with a time of 20.548. Daryl Charlier (114), from Midway, would win the six-lap dash, ensuring him the pole position for the 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial 30-lap feature event, but Mother Nature had other plans.

The 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial 30-lap feature event would see a field of 28 cars with Charlier (114) on the pole. To his outside and starting in second was Jackson Humanic (17), from Titusville. Making up the second row was Schneider(55) starting in third and Bobby Whitling (7W), from Franklin, starting in fourth. Todd Weldon (55), from Monongahela, would start in fifth and two-time winner Rusty Martz (16M), from Brookville, would start in sixth, rounding out the top three rows. When the green flag dropped, Charlier (114), Humanic (17), and Schneider (55) would go three-wide into turn one with Schneider (55) coming out on top with Charlier (114) in second and Humanic (17) in third, Martz (16M) in fourth, and Weldon (45) in fifth. The event’s first caution would come on lap three for debris in turn two. Schneider (55) would lead the restart with Charlier (114) in second, Humanic (17) in third, Martz (16M) in fourth, and Weldon (45) in fifth. Before the green flag could wave, Mother Nature flexed her muscles and track officials were forced to cancel the remainder of the evening. The makeup date for the 8th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial and Non-Qualifiers race will be Saturday, August 17, 2019. Heat race winners were Schneider (55), Whitling (7W), Charlier (114), Weldon (45), and Humanic (17). B-main winners were Noah Brunell (31), and Nick Kocuba (10). Charlier (114) also won the dash.

In the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series 20-lap feature event, Zachary Kane (10), from Washington, would start on the pole. To his outside and starting in second was Mollick (60M). The second row consisted of, Nico Dabecco (F1), from Bethel Park, in third, and Ron Hall (01), from Hookstown, in fourth. When the green flag dropped, Mollick (60M would take an early lead over the fourteen-car field. Mollick (60M) continued to lead on lap three while twelfth-starting Ben Policz (14B), from Rices Landing, had already made it up to third place. Mollick (60M) was already contending with lapped-traffic by lap eight with Policz (14B) in second, Dabecco (F1) in third, Christian Schneider (1ST), from Pittsburgh, in fourth, and thirteenth-starting Scott Gunn (14G), from McDonald, in fifth. Mollick (60M) continued to lead on lap 12 when Dabecco (F1) would pass Policz (14B) for second place but eventually, Policz (14B) would retake the second spot with Dabecco (F1) falling back to fourth. The night belonged to Mollick (60M) though as he led all 20 laps of the event, en route to his first PPMS win of the season. He was followed to the line by Policz (14B) in second, Schneider (1ST) in third, Dabecco (F1) in fourth, Gunn (14G) in fifth, Justin Lamb (93X) in sixth, Kane (10) in seventh, Bobby Springer (42S) in eighth, Josh Stoica (22J) in ninth, and Tony Musolino (3JX) would round out the top 10. Heat race winners were Mollick (60M) and Policz (14B).

In the Four Cylinder six-lap feature, John Gill (19G), from Burgettstown, would start on the pole. To his outside and starting in second was Garlinger (R88). Jason Romine (71) would start in third, while Craig Rudolph (5R), from Steubenville, Ohio would start in fourth, and rookie driver Tanya Charlier (21), from Midway, would complete the five-car field. When the green flag waved, Garlinger (R88) would take the lead on lap one. Garlinger (R88) was still leading on lap two with Gill (19G) in second, Rudolph (5R) in third, Romine (71) in fourth, and T. Charlier (21) in fifth. Garlinger (R88) would begin to lap the five-car field on lap four and he wouldn’t look back, picking up his third win of the season. Following him to the line was Rudolph (5R) in second, Gill (19G) in third, Romine (71) in fourth, and T. Charlier (21) in fifth. The Four Cylinders did not run a heat race.

Susie Rudolph (55) would start on the pole in the six-lap Young Guns feature event. Starting in second was Kyle Janus (88), from Coraopolis. Tony Magill (05), from Jefferson Hills, would start in third and Brendan Miskevics (44B) would start in fourth. When the green flag dropped, Rudolph (55) would keep the lead and she would begin to pull away from the field, while Janus (88) would follow her to second. T. Magill (05) was forced to enter the pits on lap two with an unknown issue, leaving only three cars remaining in the event. Rudolph (55) would dominate the event, leading all six laps, en route to her second Young Guns victory of the season. She was followed by Miskevics (44B) in second, Janus (88) in third, and T. Magill (05) in fourth. The Young Guns did not run a heat race.

RESULTS

Ed Laboon Memorial (30) laps *Results as of lap 3* Unofficial

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number) – hometown

1 – 3 – Chris Schneider (55) – Lower Burrell

1 – 3 – Chris Schneider (55) – Lower Burrell

2 – 1 – Daryl Charlier (114) – Midway

3 – 2 – Jackson Humanic (17) – Titusville

4 – 6 – Rusty Martz (16M) – Brookville

5 – 5 – Todd Weldon (45) – Monongahela

6 – 7 – Hunter Exley (23HJ) – Franklin

7 – 4 – Bobby Whitling (7W) – Franklin

8 – 8 – Greg Beach (33X) – Chicora

9 – 11 – Steve D’Apolito (84) – North Lima, OH

10 – 12 – Danny Rich (67X) – Imperial

11 – 16 – Curtis Bish (29) – Oil City

12 – 19 – A.J. Poljak (36) – Baldwin

13 – 15 – Rob Shook (64S) – Creighton

14 – 13 – Randy Wyant (11T) – Oil City

15 – 21 – Noah Brunell (31) – Derry

16 – 17 – Chris McGuire (63) – Erie

17 – 23 – Rusty Moore (17M) – New Castle

18 – 24 – Rod Laskey (1R) – Oil City

19 – 28 – Kyle Couchenour (299) – Jamestown, NY

20 – 25 – Josh Langer (11) – Imperial

21 – 26 – Mike Harris (18) – Bridgeville

22 – 20 – Tim Bish (11B) – Ringgold

23 – 27 – Chris Withers (21W) – Waterford

24 – 9 – Jason Fosnaught (73) – Tarentum

25 – 10 – Jeff Broniszewski (08) – Coraopolis

26 – 14 – Tyler Thompson (T2) – Streetsboro, OH

27 – 18 – Corey McPherson (C33) – Pittsburgh

28 – 22 – Nick Kocuba (10) – Burgettstown

2 – 1 –  Daryl Charlier (114) – Midway

3 – 2 –  Jackson Humanic (17) – Titusville

4 – 6 – Rusty Martz (16M) – Brookville

5 – 5 – Todd Weldon (45) – Monongahela

6 – 7 – Hunter Exley (23HJ) – Franklin

7 – 4 – Bobby Whitling (7W) – Franklin

8 – 8 – Greg Beach (33X) – Chicora

9 – 11 – Steve D’Apolito (84) – North Lima, OH

10 – 12 – Danny Rich (67X) – Imperial

11 – 16 – Curtis Bish (29) – Oil City

12 – 19 – A.J. Poljak (36) – Baldwin

13 – 15 – Rob Shook (64S) – Creighton

14 – 13 – Randy Wyant (11T) – Oil City

15 – 21 – Noah Brunell (31) – Derry

16 – 17 – Chris McGuire (63) – Erie

17 – 23 – Rusty Moore (17M) – New Castle

18 – 24 – Rod Laskey (1R) – Oil City

19 – 14 – Tyler Thompson (T2) – Streetsboro, OH

20 – 28 – Kyle Couchenour (299) – Jamestown, NY

21 – 25 – Josh Langer (11) – Imperial

22 – 20 – Tim Bish (11B) – Ringgold

23 – 27 – Chris Withers (21W) – Waterford

24 – 26 – Mike Harris (18) – Bridgeville

25 – 18 – Corey McPherson (C33) – Pittsburgh

26 – 22 – Nick Kocuba (10) – Burgettstown

27 – 9 – Jason Fosnaught (73) – Tarentum

28 – 10 – Jeff Broniszewski (08) – Coraopolis

Qualifying

1. Chris Schneider (55) – 20.548

2. Bobby Whitling (7W) – 20.645

3. Greg Beach (33X) – 21.061

4. Todd Weldon (45) – 21.093

5. Rob Shook (64S) – 21.223

6. Rusty Martz (16M) – 21.257

7. Hunter Exley (23HJ) – 21.275

8. Daryl Charlier (114) – 21.299

9. Jason Fosnaught (73) – 21.443

10. Jackson Humanic (17) – 21.566

11. Andrew Gordon (25G) – 21.603

12. Danny Rich (67X) – 21.614

13. Corey McPherson (C33) – 21.664

14. Tyler Thompson (T2) – 21.696

15. Jeff Broniszewski (08) – 21.753

16. Steve D’Apolito (84) – 21.783

17. Kyle Couchenour (299) – 21.973

18. Randy Wyant (11T) – 21.994

19. A.J. Poljak (36) – 22.097

20. Shaun Hooks (65) – 22.120

21. Curtis J Bish (29) – 22.125

22. Bryan Wagner (56) – 22.129

23. Chris Withers (21W) – 22.206

24. Nick Kocuba (10) – 22.230

25. Rod Laskey 22.235

26. Ryan Newman (12) – 22.346

27. Josh Langer (11) – 22.364

28. Jim Fosnaught (20) – 22.385

29. Jeremy Perry (15X) – 22.424

30. Brent McDonald (25M) – 22.539

31. Mike Harris (18) – 22.544

32. Chris McGuire (63) – 22.686

33. Heath Close (77) – 22.844

34. Davey Lee (96L) – 22.872

35. Tim Bish (11B) – 22.935

36. Noah Brunell (31) – 23.208

37. Gary Koteles (64K) – 23.252

38. Brad Koteles (33K) – 23.292

39. Jacob Billyk (4) – 23.476

40. Rusty Moore (17M) – 23.494

41. Robert Betz (81) – 23.496

42. Bill Slade (A22) – 23.674

43. Joshua Seippel (84S) – 23.755

Heat 1 (8) laps

Finishing spot, drivers name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Chris Schneider – 55 – [1];  2. Rusty Martz – 16M – [2]; 3. Steve D’Apolito – 84 – [4];  4. Curtis J Bish – 29 – [5]; 5. Noah Brunell – 31 – [7]; 6. Mike Harris – 18 – [6];  7. Robert Betz – 81 – [8]; 8. Andrew Gordon – 25G – [3]; DNS Ryan Newman – 12 –

Heat 2 (8) laps

Finishing spot, drivers name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Bobby Whitling – 7W – [1];  2. Hunter Exley – 23HJ – [2]; 3. Danny Rich – 67X – [3];  4. Chris McGuire – 63 – [6]; 5. Kyle Couchenour – 299 – [4];  6. Josh Langer – 11 – [5]; 7. Bill Slade – A22 – [8]; 8. Gary Koteles – 64K – [7];  

Heat 3 (8) laps

Finishing spot, drivers name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Daryl Charlier – 114 – [2];  2. Greg Beach – 33X – [1]; 3. Randy Wyant – 11T – [4];  4. Corey McPherson – C33 – [3]; 5. Chris Withers – 21W – [5];  6. Brad Koteles – 33K – [8]; 7. Jim Fosnaught – 20J – [6]; 8. Heath Close – 77 – [7];  9. Josh Seippel – 84S – [9];

Heat 4 (8) laps

Finishing spot, drivers name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Todd Weldon – 45 – [1];  2. Jason Fosnaught – 73 – [2];  3. Tyler Thompson – T2 – [3]; 4. A.J. Poljak – 36 – [4];  5. Nick Kocuba – 10 – [5]; 6. Jeremy Perry – 15X – [6]; 7. Jacob Billyk – 4 – [8];  8. Davey Lee – 96L – [9];

Heat 5 (8) laps

Finishing spot, drivers name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Jackson Humanic – 17 – [2];  2. Jeff Broniszewski – 08 – [3];  3. Rob Shook – 64S – [1]; 4. Tim Bish – 11B – [5];  5. Rusty Moore – 17M – [6]; 6. Brent McDonald – 25M – [4];  DNS Shaun Hooks – 65 – ; DNS Rod Laskey – 1R –

B-main 1 (12) laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number)  

1 – 1 – Noah Brunell (31)

2 – 3 – Rusty Moore (17M)

3 – 4 – Josh Langer (11)

4 – 7 – Jim Fosnaught (20J)

5 – 5 – Jeremy Perry (15X)

6 – 2 – Chris Withers (21W)

7 – 6 – Robert Betz (81)

DNS Shaun Hooks (64)

DNS Gary Koteles (64K)

DNS Davey Lee (96L)

DNS Ryan Newman (12)

B-main 2 (12) laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number)

1 – 2 – Nick Kocuba (10)

2 – 8 – Rod Laskey (1R)

3 – 3 – Mike Harris (18)

4 – 1 – Kyle Couchenour (299)

5 – 5 – Brent McDonald (25M)

6 – 7 – Heath Close (77)

7 – 6 – Bill Slade (A22)

8 – 9 – Joshua Seippel (84S)

9 – 4 – Brad Koteles (33K)

DNS Jacob Billyk (4)

DNS Andrew Gordon (25G)

Dash (6) laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name, (car number)

1 – 2 – Daryl Charlier (114)

2 – 1 – Jackson Humanic (17)

3 – 3 – Chris Schneider (55)

4 – 5 – Bobby Whitling (7W)

5 – 4 – Todd Weldon (45)

RUSH Late Model Feature (20) – laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number) – hometown

1 – 2 – John Mollick (60M) – Toronto, OH

2 – 12 – Ben Policz (14B) – Rices Landing

3 – 5 – Christian Schneider (1ST) – Pittsburgh

4 – 3 – Nico Dabecco (F1) – Bethel Park

5 – 13 – Scott Gunn (14G) – McDonald

6 – 8 – Justin Lamb (93X) – Findlay Township

7 – 1 – Zachary Kane (10) – Washington

8 – 9 – Bobby Springer (42) – Clinton

9 – 11 – Josh Stoica (22J) – New Cumberland, WV

10 – 6 – Tony Musolino (3JX) – Carnegie

11 – 10 – Tom Duratz (55D) – Carnegie

12 – 7 – Matt Dobnak (42D) – West Mifflin

13 – 4 – Ron Hall (01) – Hookstown

14 – 14 – John Boring (58) – Valley Grove, WV

DNS Chuck Recker (06) – West View

DNS Zach Gunn (17G) – McDonald

DNS Mike Reft (9R) – Whitehall

DNS Tony White (27T) – Hopewell

Heat 1 (8) laps

Finishing spot, driver name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Ben Policz – 14B – [8];  Nico Dabecco – F1 – [2]; 3. Tony Musolino – 3JX – [7];  4. Josh Stoica – 22J – [1]; 5. Zachary Kane – 10 – [5]; 6. Tom Duratz – 55 – [3];  7. Scott Gunn – 14G – [6]; 8. Chuck Recker – 6R – [4]; 9. Mike Reft – 9R – [9];

Heat 2 (8) laps

Finishing spot, driver name – car number – [starting spot]

1. John Mollick – 60M – [2];  2. Christian Schneider – 1ST – [6];  3. Justin Lamb – 93X – [3]; 4. Ron Hall – 01 – [1];  5. Bobby Springer – 42S – [5]; 6. Matt Dobnak – 42D – [5];  7. John Boring – 58 – [7]; DNS Zach Gunn – 17G – ; DNS Tony White – 27T –

Four Cylinder Feature (6) laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number) – hometown

1 – 2 – Andy Garlinger (R88) – Hopedale, OH

2 – 4 – Craig Rudolph (5R) – Steubenville, OH

3 – 1 – John Gill (19G) – Burgettstown

4 – 3 – Jason Romine (71)  

5 – 5 – Tanya Charlier (21) – Midway

Young Guns Feature (6) laps

Finishing spot, starting spot, driver name (car number) – hometown

1 – 1 – Susie Rudolph (55) – Steubenville, OH

2 – 4 – Brendan Miskevics (44B)

3 – 2 – Kyle Janus (88) – Coraopolis

4 – 3 – Tony Magill (05) – Jefferson Hills

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Heat 1 (8) laps

Finishing spot, driver name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Casey Grumling – 77X – [5];  2. Ed Shelpman – 17P – [2]; 3. Andrew Sutton 16A – [4];  4. Marcus Simmons – 68X – [6]; 5. Kayla McManus – 171 – [7];  6. John Hollister – 11 – [1]; Ben Anton – 13 – [3]; 7. Ben Anton – 13 – [3];  DNS Randy “Tank” Deberardinis – 121 –

Heat 2 (8) laps

Finishing spot, driver name – car number – [starting spot]

1. Stephen Shelpman – 17S – [3];  2. Eric Goldberg – X – [7]; 3. Matt Bernard – 15B – [6];  4. Frank Magill – 05 – [2]; 5. Tom Anton – 313 – [1]; 6. Jason Garchak – 46 – [5];  7. Karlee Kovacs – 221K – [4];