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The heat was on last night at Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile with the 8th Annual Herb Scott Memorial for the RUSH Late Model Touring Series. 41 RUSH Late Models were in the house and were set to do battle. The Herb Scott Memorial is the warm-up race for the Jook George Steel City Classic only a few weeks away. Not only did mother nature bring the heat, but the RUSH Late Model drivers did as well. With a stellar field of cars, only 26 would make the a-main and the rest would go to the non-qualifiers race. PPMS would see qualifying, a 6-lap dash, seven heat races, two b-mains, five-a-main feature events, and a non-qualifiers feature. 

 

Garret Paugh (03), from Elkins, West Virginia, would win the 8th Annual Herb Scott Memorial for the RUSH Late Model Touring Series, and Tony White (27T), from Hopewell, would win the RUSH Late Model Dirt Series Non-Qualifiers feature event. Chas Wolbert (C3), from Howland, Ohio, would continue his domination in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division, as he picked up his third win in a row on Saturday night. Nick Kocuba (10), from Bulger, brought home the win in the PPMS Pro Stock division, while Noah Bubeck (2), from Washington, would snag another win in the Young Guns division. 

 

John Mollick (60M), from Toronto, OH, would not only set the fast-time in his qualifying group, but he would also set the fast-time overall, with a time of 19.914. Mollick (60M) was the only driver to record a 19-second lap time as well. Paugh (03) would set the fast-time in his qualifying group, but the overall second fastest qualifier was Ben Policz (14B), from Rices Landing, with a time of 20.079, a 0.165-second difference behind Mollick (60M). 19 different drivers were less than a second off of the fast-time, which made for an exciting night of racing. 

 

After the heat races and in the 6-lap Dash, Mollick (60M) would start on the pole. Josh Ferry (33), from Cochranton, would start to his outside and in second place. The second row consisted of David Pangrazio (136), from Elba, New York, in third, and Paugh (03) in fourth. Policz (14B) and Daryl Charlier (12), from Midway, would make up the third row and start fifth and sixth respectively, while Michael Duritsky (90J), from Masontown, would round out the seven-car field, as Keith Barbara (64K) from South Park, was a DNS in the Dash. When the green flag dropped, Mollick (60M) would take off with the lead and he would lead all six laps, ensuring him the pole-position in the 30-lap A-main. Following him to the line in the Dash was Pangrazio (136) in second, Paugh (03) in third, Charlier (12) in fourth, Duritsky (90J) in fifth, Policz (14B) in sixth, and Ferry (33) in seventh. Those would be your top seven starting spots in the 8th Annual Herb Scott Memorial. 

 

After the four heat races and the six-lap Dash, it was time for some b-main action, with the top four from each b-main earning a starting spot in the a-main event, while the rest would go to the non-qualifiers race. In b-main number one, Logan Zarin (1Z), from Moon, would start on the pole and take the win, while Steve Dixon (65D), from Smethport, would earn the other transfer spot. In the second b-main, Tim Shaffer (45), from Aliquippa, would start on the pole and would also take home the win, while Zach Kane (10), from Washington, would grab the other transfer spot. 

 

With the field set for the 8th Annual Herb Scott Memorial, it was showtime. With Mollick (60M) as the pole-sitter, Pangrazio (136) would start in second, Paugh (03) in third, Charlier (12) in fourth, Duritsky (90J) in fifth, Policz (14B) in sixth, Ferry (33) in seventh, Jeremy Wonderling (3J), from Wellsville, New York in eighth, Joe Martin (10S), from Punxsutawney, in ninth, and Ryan Frazze (11F), from Addison, would complete the top 10 starting spots for the 8th Annual 30-lap Herb Scott Memorial. When the green flag dropped, Mollick (60M) would pull away with the early lead but the pace would slow as fast as the race started as the caution was thrown for the 33 of Berry who spun out in turn four. Mollick (60M) would take the outside on the restart and retain the lead when the field returned to green flag conditions. Lap three would see another caution for the 36B of Colby Beighey who sustained a left-rear flat tire, as well as rear end damage, after tagging the wall. Again, Mollick (60M) would lead the field on the restart with Charlier (12) now in second, Duritsky (90J) now in third, Pangrazio (136) now in fourth, and Policz (14B) now in fifth. Mollick (60M) would continue to lead through lap six and on lap seven, another caution would slow the pace for Colton Flinner (4T8) who had trouble between turns three and four. Another restart would ensue with Mollick (60M) leading the charge. Lap nine had Mollick (60M) still leading, Paugh (03) now in second, Charlier (12) back to third, Duritsky (90J) now in fourth, Joe Martin (10S) now in fifth, and Policz (14B) now out of the top five. Another caution would come on the same lap for the 11F of Ryan Frazee. Once the field returned to green-flag conditions, Mollick (60M) continued to lead the field with Paugh (03) right behind him. Two more cautions would come before the halfway point and it was the same song and dance with Mollick (60M) and Paugh (03) running first and second. Paugh (03) would take the lead from Mollick (60M) on lap 15 after the restart and Paugh (03) would lead through lap 18 when the field would see yet another caution for Charlier (12) who stopped high along the wall between turns three and four. Paugh (03) would take the outside on the restart with Mollick (60M) to his inside and in second place, and Martin (10S) in third, Jeremy Wonderling (3J) in fourth, and Duritsky (90J) in fifth. With 10 laps to go, the caution-fest would continue when a car had trouble in turn four. Again, Paugh (03) wanted the outside on the restart with Mollick (60M) to his inside, Wonderling (3J) now in third, Martin (10S) in fourth, and Duritsky (90J) in fifth. After a caution-filled event, the remaining 10 laps would happen under green and on lap 26 Paugh (03) began to enter lapped-traffic and would continue to pad his lead over the field. Paugh (03) would lead the remaining four laps of the event, en route to his first RUSH Late Model Touring Series win and first PPMS win of the season. He was followed to the line by Mollick (60M) in second, Martin (10S) in third, Wonderling (3J) in fourth, Duritsky (90J) in fifth, Tim Shaffer (45) in sixth, Steve Dixon (65D) in seventh, Josh Ferry (33) in eighth, John Waters (11L) in ninth, and Policz (14B) rounds out the top 10. The heat race winners were Mollick (60M), Policz (14B), Paugh (03), and Ferry (33). Notables: Waters (11L) started 25th and finished 9th, Shaffer (45), and Dixon (65) started 21 and 22 and finished sixth and seventh respectively. 

 

In the RUSH Late Model Dirt Touring Series Non-Qualifiers eight-lap feature, Tony White (27T), from Hopewell, started on the pole. Brian Goebel (12GX), from Beaver Falls, would start to his outside in second place. The second row consisted of Jamie Wrightsman (21J), from Cortland, Ohio, who started third and Kassidy Kamicker (72B), from Aliquippa, started in fourth, and made her RUSH Late Model debut. When the green flag waved, White (27T) would keep the early lead. At the halfway point, White (27T) was still leading the field with Wrightsman (21J) in second, D.J. Nakutis (31) in third, B. Goebel (12GX) in fourth, and Josh Stoica (22J) in fifth. White (27T) was on a rail and led all eight laps of the event picking up his first PPMS victory of the season. He was followed to the line by Wrightsman (21J) in second, D. Nakutis (31) in third, B. Goebel (12GX) in fourth, Stoica (22J) in fifth, Dave Gobel (20G) in sixth, Kamicker (72B) in seventh, John Boring (58B) in eighth, and Denny Nakutis (3) rounds out the field in ninth. 

 

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds made their third appearance of the season at PPMS on Saturday night. Chas Wolbert (3C) would start on the pole. To his outside and starting in second was Brandon Ritchey (17), from Seneca. Ayden Cipriano (5C), from Hermitage, started in third, while Tony Tatgenhorst (63T), from Columbiana, Ohio started in fourth, Chelsie Kriegisch (10), from Ellwood City, started in fifth, Kole Holden (2), from Tiona, started in sixth, Kyle Martell (8), from Rootstown, Ohio, started in seventh, and Jessica Kriegisch (63), from Ellwood City, would round out the eight-car field. When the green flag dropped, track officials called a no-start and docked Wolbert (C3) two spots for starting early. The field would line up again and give it another try. With a good start and despite being docked two spots, Wolbert (C3) would have the lead at the line on lap one. Lap five had Wolbert (C3) still leading, Martel (8) in second, Tatgenhorst (63T) in third, and Ritchey (17) in fourth. Wolbert (C3) would have a full straightaway lead by lap eight and he would catch up to the tail of the eight-car field on the last lap. Wolbert (C3) led all laps of the event, picking up his third win in a row at PPMS. Following him to the line was Tatgenhorst (63T) in second, Martell (8) in third, Ritchey (17) in fourth, C. Kriegisch (10) in fifth, Holden (2) in sixth, Cipriano (5C) in seventh, and J.Kriegisch (63) in eighth. The heat race winner was Wolbert (C3). 

 

In the PPMS Pro Stock 15-lap feature, Jim Nicely (72X) started on the pole with Nick Kocuba (10) to his outside in second place. Dave McManus (114), from Elizabeth, started in third, and Ryan Moyer (13X), from Portersville, started in fourth. When the green flag dropped, Kocuba (10) would pull away with the early lead, and McManus (114) would follow him into second place. The event’s first caution would come on lap two, and Kocuba (10) would choose the high-side on the restart and lead the field back to green-flag conditions. Another caution would come on lap four, and again, Kocuba (10) would take the outside on the restart and he would continue to lead the field until another caution would slow the pace on lap seven. Kocuba (10) would follow suit and take the outside on the restart with McManus (114) in second, A.J. Poljak (36) in third, Joe Anthony (69X) in fourth, and Moyer (13X) in fifth. Anthony (69X) would take over the second spot on lap eight and start to reel in Kocuba (10). Lap 11 had yet another caution for the 22JR of Chase Lambert. That was his third caution of the event and he was sent to the pits. Kocuba (10), Anthony (69X), and McManus (114) would run one, two, and three on the restart with four laps to go. When the green flag waved for the final time in the event, Kocuba would keep the lead and lead the remaining laps of the event, picking up his first PPMS Pro Stock win of the season. He was followed to the line by Anthony (69X) in second, Nicely (72X) in third, McManus (114) in fourth, Moyer (13X) in fifth, Eric Piotrowski (7) in sixth, A.J. Poljak (36) in seventh, C. Lambert (22JR) in eighth, and Jamie Maxwell (6) would round out the nine-car field. The heat race winner was Moyer (13X). 

 

In the Young Guns feature, Cameron Hollister (44), from McDonald, would start on the pole with Cameron Lambert (223), from Mars to his outside in second place, and Noah Bubeck (2), from Washington, would round out the three-car field. On lap one, Hollister (44) had trouble and had to enter the pits, making it a two-car showdown. On the ensuing restart, Bubeck (2) would take the lead by turn one and would lead all six laps of the event, picking up his third Young Guns victory in a row. He was followed by Cameron Lambert (223) in second and Hollister (44) in third. The Young Guns did not run a heat race. 

 

Racing will resume next Saturday, July 25, 2020, for an Action Event with double features for the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks and the Four Cylinders. PPMS will also be featuring the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the PPMS Pro Stocks, 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 the schedule section for pricing and tickets.

 

RESULTS

 

RUSH Late Model Dirt Series 8th Annual Herb Scott Memorial (30) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 3 – Garret Paugh (03) – Elkins, WV

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

3 – 9 – Joe Martin (10S) – Punxsutawney 

4 – 8 – Jeremy Wonderling (3J) – Wellsville, NY 

5 – 5 – Michael Duritsky (90J) – Masontown

6 – 21 – Tim Shaffer (45) – Aliquippa 

7 – 22 – Steve Dixon (65D) – Smethport 

8 – 7 – Josh Ferry (33) – Cochranton

9 – 25 – John Waters (11L) – Whitesville, NY

10 – 6 – Ben Policz (14B) – Rices Landing

11 – 12 – Christian Schneider (1ST) – Warren, OH 

12 – 2 – David Pangrazio (136) – Elba, NY 

13 – 15 – Bill Kessler (09) – Zelienople

14 – 17 – Chad Sines (15) – Orwell, OH 

15 – 18 Jake Gunn (14G) – McDonald 

16 – 19 – John Watson (14) – Conneaut, OH 

17 – 24 – Cory Sines (25S0 – Orwell, OH 

18 – 10 – Ryan Frazee (11F) – Addison 

19 – 23 – Zach Kane (10) – Washington 

20 – 11 – Zach Gunn (17) – McDonald 

21 – 16 – Mike Reft (9R) – Pittsburgh 

22 – 4 – Daryl Charlier (12) – Midway 

23 – 20 – Logan Zarin (1Z) – Moon 

24 – 14 – Colton Flinner (4T8) – Allison Park 

25 – 13 – Colby Beighey (36B) – Taylor, MI

DNS Keith Barbara (64K) – South Park 

 

RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier feature (8) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 1 – Tony White (27T) – Hopewell

2 – 3 – Jamie Wrightsman (21J) – Cortland, OH 

3 – 6 – D.J. Nakutis (31) – Pittsburgh

4 – 2 – Brian Goebel (12GX) – Beaver Falls 

5 – 8 – Josh Stoica (22J) – New Cumberland, WV

6 – 5 – Dave Goebel (20G) – Aliquippa 

7 – 4 – Kassidy Kamicker (72B) – Aliquippa

8 – 7 – Josh Boring (58B) – Valley Grove, WV 

9 – 10 – Denny Nakutis (3N) – Graysville

DNS – David Parker (2) – Jamestown, NY

DNS – John Oaks (11S) – Punxsutawney

DNS – Eric Hamilton Jr. (33X) – McDonald 

DNS – Brandon Lott (47L) – Plum

DNS – Dan Lepro (2L) – Midway 

DNS – Bud Watson (25W) 

 

RUSH Late Model Dirt Series b-main 1 (10) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 1 – Logan Zarin (1Z) 

2 – 3 – Steve Dixon (65D) 

3 – 4 – Cory SInes (25S) 

4 – 2 – John Waters (11L) 

5 – 6 – Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 

6 – 9 – Dave Gobel (20G) 

7 – 10 – D.J. Nakutis (31) 

8 – 8 – Josh Stoica (22J) 

9 – 7 – Denny Nakutis (3N) 

DNS Dan Lepro (2L) 

DNS Bud Watson (25W) 

 

RUSH Late Model Dirt Series b-main 2 (10) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 1 – Tim Shaffer (45) 

2 – 4 – Zachary Kane (10) 

3 – 2 – Tony White (27T) 

4 – 5 – Brian Goebel (12GX) 

5 – 10 – Kassidy Kamicker (72B) 

6 – 9 – Brandon Lott (47) 

7 – 6 – John Boring (58B) 

8 – 7 – Eric Hamilton (33X) 

9 – 8 – David Parker (2) 

10 – 3 – John Oaks (11S) 

 

RUSH Late Model heat 1 (8) – laps 

 

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

 

  1. John Mollick – 60M – [1];  2. Michael Duritsky – 90J – [2];  3. Jeremy Wonderling – 3J – [5];  4.  Christian Schneider – 1ST – [3];  5. Mike Reft – 9R – [6];  6. Logan Zarin – 1Z – [4];  7. Steve Dixon – 65D – [7];  8. Bud Watson – 25W – [8];  9. Denny Nakutis – 3N – [11];  10. Dave Gobel – 20G – [9];  11. D.J. Nakutis – 31 – [10];  

 

RUSH Late Model heat 2 (8) – laps 

 

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

 

  1. Ben Policz – 14B – [1];  2. David Pangrazio – 136 – [3];  3. Ryan Frazee – 11F – [4];  4. Colton Flinner – 4T8 – [2];  5. Jake Gunn – 14G – [8];  6. John Waters – 11L – [7];  7. Cory Sines – 25S – [6];  8. Jamie Wrightsman – 21J – [9];  9. Josh Stoica – 22J – [10];  10. Dan Lepro – 2L – [5];  

 

RUSH Late Model heat 3 (8) – laps 

 

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

 

  1. Garret Paugh – 03 – [1];  2. Keith Barbara – 64K – [2];  3. Joe Martin – 10S – [3];  4. Colby Beighey – 36B – [5];  5. Chad Sines – 15 – [4];  6. Tim Shaffer – 45 – [6];  7. Tony White – 27T – [7];  8. Zachary Kane – 10 – [8];  9. John Boring – 58B – [9];  10. David Parker – 2 – [10];  

 

RUSH Late Model heat 4 (8) – laps 

 

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

  1. Josh Ferry – 33 – [1];  2. Daryl Charlier – 12 – [3];  3. Zach Gunn – 17G – [6];  4. Bill Kessler – 09 – [2];  5. John Watson – 14 – [4];  6. Kassidy Kamicker – 72B – [10];  7. John Oaks – 11S – [7];  8. Brian Goebel – 12GX – [5];  9. Eric Hamilton Jr. – 33X – [8];  10. Brandon Lott – 47L – [9];  

 

RUSH Late Model Qualifying 

 

Group 1 

 

John Mollick (60M) – 19.194

Ben Policz (14B) – 20.079

Michael Duritsky (90J) – 20.303 

Colton Flinner (4T8) – 20.382

Christian Schneider (1ST) – 20.399

David Pangrazio (136) – 20.416

Logan Zarin (1Z) – 20.448

Ryan Frazee (11F) – 20.578

Jeremy Wonderling (3J) – 20.631

Dan Lepro (2L) – 20.709

Mike Reft (9R) – 20.720

Cory Sines (25S) – 20.818

Steve Dixon (65D) – 20.916

John Waters (11L) – 21.018

Bud Watson (25W) – 21.345

Jake Gunn (14G) – 21.364

Dave Goebel (20G) – 21.409

Jamie Wrightsman (21J) – 21.442

D.J. Nakutis (31) – 21.652 

Josh Stoica (22J) – 21.989

Denny Nakutis (3N) – 22.254

 

Group 2 

 

Garret Paugh (03) – 20.158 

Josh Ferry (33) – 20.193

Keith Barbara (64K) – 20.497

Bill Kessler (09) – 20.531

Joe Martin (10S) – 20.648

Daryl Charlier (12) – 20.866

Chad Sines (15) – 20.894

John Watson (14) – 20.987

Colby Beighey (36B) – 21.126

Brian Goebel (12GX) – 21.176

Tim Shaffer (45) – 21.256

Zach Gunn (17G) – 21.273

Tony White (27T) – 21.473

John Oaks (11S) – 21.479

Zachary Kane (10) – 21.608

Eric Hamilton Jr. (33X) – 21.876

John Boring (58B) – 22.345

Brandon Lott (47L) – 22.451

David Parker (2) – 22.551

Kassidy Kamicker (72B) – 24.012

 

RUSH Late Model Dash (6) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 1 – John Mollick (60M) 

2 – 3 – David Pangrazio (136) 

3 – 4 – Garret Paugh (03) 

4 – 6 – Daryl Charlier (12) 

5 – 7 – Michael Duritsky (90J) 

6 – 5 – Ben Policz (14B) 

7 – 2 – Josh Ferry (33) 

DNS Keith Barbara (64K) 

 

RUSH Sportsman Modified feature (15) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 1 – Chas Wolbert (C3) – Howland, OH 

2 – 4 – Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) – Columbiana, OH 

3 – 7 – Kyle Martel (8) – Rootstown, OH 

4 – 2 – Brandon Ritchey (17) – Seneca

5 – 5 – Chelsie Kriegisch (10) – Ellwood City

6 – 6 – Kole Holden (2) – Tiona 

7 – 3 -Ayden Cipriano (5C) – Hermitage 

8 – 2 – Jessica Kriegisch – Ellwood City 

 

RUSH Sportsman Modified heat 1 (8) – laps 

 

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

 

  1. Chas Wolbert – C3 – [3];  2. Tony Tatgenhorst – 63T – [2];  3. Brandon Ritchey – 17 – [7];  4. Ayden Cipriano – 5C – [1];  5. Chelsie Kriegisch – 10 – [8];  6. Kole Holden – 2 – [6];  7. Kyle Martell – 8 – [4];  8. Jessica Kriegisch – 63 – [5];  

 

PPMS Pro Stock Feature (15) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 2 – Nick Kocuba (10) – Bulger 

2 – 8 – Joe Anthony (69X) – Pittsburgh 

3 – 1 – Jim Nicely (72X) 

4 – 3 – Dave McManus (114) – Elizabeth 

5 – 4 – Ryan Moyer (13X) – Portersville 

6 – 5 – Eric Piotrowski (7) – Evans City 

7 – 6 – A.J. Poljak (36) – Baldwin 

8 – 7 – Chase Lambert (22JR) – Mars 

9 – 9 – Jamie L Maxwell (6) – Sharpsville 

DNS Jordan Perkins (13J) – Sharpsville 

 

Pro Stock heat 1 (8) – laps 

 

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

 

  1. Ryan Moyer – 13X – [4];  2. Dave McManus – 114 – [5];  3. Nick Kocuba – 10 – [3];  4. Jordan Perkins – 13J – [9];  5. Jim Nicely – 72X – [2];  6. Eric Piotrowski – 7 – [7];  7. A.J. Poljak – 36 – [1];  8. Chase Lambert – 22JR – [8];  9. Joe Anthony – 69X – [6];  10. Jamie Maxwell – 6 – [10];  

 

Young Guns feature (6) – laps 

 

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

 

1 – 2 – Noah Bubeck (2) – Washington 

2 – 3 – Cameron Lambert (22L) – Mars 

3 – 1 – Cameron Hollister (44) – McDonald 

 

Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks heat 1 (6) – laps (double features on 7.25.20)

 

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

 

  1. Cody Koteles – 1K – [3];  2. Kayla McManus – 00K – [4];  3. Karlee Kovacs – 221K – [9];  4. Tyler Fox – 39F – [8];  5. Andrew Sutton – 16A – [6];  6. Tony Magill – 5 – [7];  7. Richard Ours – 70 – [10];  8. Frank Magill – 05 – [7];  9. Robert Betz – 22 – [5];  10. Kaleb Behanna – 79 – [2];  

 

Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks heat 2 (6) – laps (double features on 7.25.20) 

 

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

 

  1. Stephen Shelpman – 17S – [4];  2. Ben Anton – 13 – [2];  3. Adam Ferree – 29 – [3];  4. Jon Koteles – 2K – [7];  5. Tom Anton – 64 – [6];  6. John Cain – 06 – [5];  7. Ed Shelpman – 17P – [8];  8. Cam Kraisinger – 47 – [9];  9. Matt Bernard – 15B – [7];  

 

Open Four-Cylinder heat 1 (6) – laps (double features on 7.25.20) 

 

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

 

  1. Bill Tennant – 2 – [3];  2. John Gill – 19G – [4];  3. Jay Swagger Jr. – 13J – [1];  4. Eric Rudolph – 53 – [2];  5. Wyatt Mock – 88M – [5];  6. Susie Rudolph – 55 – [6];  

 

Open Four-Cylinder heat 2 (6) – laps (double features on 7.25.20) 

 

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

 

  1. Philip Bubeck – 2L – [3];  2. Andy Garlinger – R88 – [1];  3. April Tennant – 95 – [4];  4. Kyle Janus – 88 – [5];  5. Tanya Charlier – 21 – [2[;  6. Chad Brandt – 516 – [6]