By: Tyler Harris

Imperial, PA

Three-Time and defending RUSH Touring Series Champion Jeremy Wonderling does not typically find himself struggling to find success at most tracks. Pittsburgh’s Monster Half-Mile has evaded “Mr. Excitement” until tonight where after many attempts, Wonderling found victory lane. 30 Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Model drivers spanning six different states competed in the prestigious 30-lap event. Five additional divisions were on hand to entertain friends and family abroad as blue skies and sunshine welcomed race fans to the facility.

In the ninth running of the Herb Scott Memorial for the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series, Jeremy Wonderling wasted no time in his pursuit to the front. Starting fourth, Wonderling was able to work his way to second, passing Garrett Paugh for third on lap one and Kyle Lukon on lap three. Lukon would then contact the outside backstretch wall to allow Kyle Hardy to advance to third.
Race leader Mike Norris seemed to be the heavy favorite until momentum was lost on lap five of the 30-lap feature event. mechanical failure for the Sarver native took him out of contention as he brought out the first caution of the race. Wonderling took advantage of his inheritance on the restart and stretched out his lead. Lukon would make a quick attempt to regain the second position, battling with Hardy until a lap nine caution would place the race on hold. A four-car pile-up involving Joe Squatriglia, Travis Justice, John Boring, and Dave Goble would bring out a precautionary red flag for safety purposes. Prior to the wreck, ninth starting Joe Martin quickly worked his way to the fourth position. A strong restart from Martin would place him in a battle for second with Kyle Hardy. The two drivers danced for four laps behind leader Jeremy Wonderling until another heavy accident would bring the field to a standstill on lap thirteen. Drivers Zach Morrow and Mike Reft got tangled together on the backstretch, making a heavy impact on the inside wall. Both drivers were uninjured. Off the impending restart, more carnage ensued as a pinball-like sequence took place on the backstretch, causing Zach Kane to drive into a sideways Jake Gunn, bringing out the third and final red flag of the race. Both Kane and Gunn were unharmed. Garrett Paugh made the most of the restart, jumping from fifth to third and challenging Kyle Hardy for second. Wonderling further extended his lead as many positions through the top ten were strongly contested through the final ten laps. However, no contest was had for Jeremy Wonderling as he crossed the line over two and a half seconds ahead of second-place finisher Kyle Hardy. Joe Martin held on for third. Zach Gunn quietly worked his way to fourth and the 2020 Herb Scott Memorial race winner Garrett Paugh rounded out the top five.

1. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling, 2. (99) Kyle Hardy, 3. (10S) Joe Martin, 4. (17G) Zach Gunn, 5. (03)
Garrett Paugh, 6. (184) Kyle Lukon, 7. (114) Daryl Charlier, 8. (14B) Ben Policz, 9. (84P) Cole
Patrelle, 10. (25S) Cory Sines, 11. (60) John Waters 12. (90J) Michael Duritsky Jr., 13. (11F) Ryan
Frazee, 14. (31) Noah Brunell, 15. (71) Joe Long, 16. (14G) Jake Gunn, 17. (48F) Zach Morrow, 18.
(9R) Mike Reft, 19. (10) Zachary Kane, 20. (23J) Travis Justice, 21. (58B) John Boring, 22. (20G)
Dave Goble, 23. (15X) Joe Squatriglia 24. (51N) Michael Norris, 25. (13) J.J. Mazur

Daryl Charlier started the night off in tremendous fashion by setting a new track record with a time of 18.652. Joe Martin owned the previous record of 18.829 which was set only one month earlier on June 5th. Three heat races were held for the 30 competitors on hand with the top two cars going to the Sunoco Dash and the top six advancing to the main event. The top three
qualifiers of Daryl Charlier, Michael Norris, and Garret Paugh would win their respective heat races. Jeremy Wonderling, Kyle Lukon, and Kyle Hardy would finish second and punch their ticket to the dash. Michael Norris would go on to win the Sunoco Dash and claim the first starting position in the Herb Scott Memorial. The last chance qualifier would prove to be heartbreaking for Philip Bubeck. After leading the first nine laps, a lap nine restart would go wrong for Bubeck as he spun while trying to fend off eventual race winner Zach Morrow. Bubeck, a first-year driver in the RUSH Late Models, was poised to win his first race in RUSH competition. The top six cars would advance to the Herb Scott Memorial. Bubeck would finish seventh.

Justin Shea was able to avoid apparent disaster on lap one of the fifteen lap RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Feature event to claim his second win of the season. Preston Cope tangled with Shae on the front stretch on the very first lap, causing Shae to spin in front of the field. Shae would regain control of the car without any damage. However, the same could not be said for
drivers Chas Wolbert, Kole Holden, Chelsie Kriegisch. The three would be forced to retire after making contact in their attempts to avoid the spinning Justin Shae. Preston Cope would be sent to the rear of the field and charged with the caution. Shea would be granted his second starting position. Once resumed, Tony Tatgenhorst would extend his lead over Shea only temporarily.
Third place finisher Ayden Cipriano had a front-row seat as he watched Shea chip away at Tatgenhorst’s lead and make the pass for the lead on lap eleven. Shea would lead the remaining four laps. Chelsie Kriegish and Justin Shae would win their respective heat races.

1. (14S) Justin Shea, 2. (63T) Tony Tatgenhorst, 3. (5C) Ayden Cipriano, 4. (02) Benjamin Easler,
5. (111) Dave Price, 6. (24) Preston Cope, 7. (12) J.C. Boyer, 8. (C3) Chas Wolbert, 9. (10) Chelsie
Kriegisch, 10. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg, 11. (2) Kole Holden, 12. (28J) Jacob Jordan

In the Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks, Cody Koteles would go on to win his first victory of 2021 at PPMS. Cody carried the momentum over from his heat race victory earlier in the evening. Chloie Jones would start first and take off with the early advantage. From the seventh position, Koteles forced his way into third within one lap. Stephen Shelpman, winner of heat
race two, followed Koteles to the front from his 12th position starting spot. The rivalry between both Koteles and Shelpman would be on display as they quickly caught veteran Frank Magill to make a three-car battle for second. Koteles could not be denied and advanced to the second position. Magill and Shelpman continued to do battle for the third position, with Shelpman
gaining the advantage after all. Koteles would soon catch and apply pressure to leader Chloie Jones. Unfortunately for Chloie, a mistake made room for Koteles to make the inside pass in turn four of lap seven. Strong battles for position throughout the field were evident in the remaining laps. Shelpman would get by Jones on her outside on lap eleven, though performance issues became evident on Shelpman’s car. Shelpman could not attempt to challenge for the win. Koteles led eight laps of the 15-lap race, while Ben Anton finished in the five spot after starting twentieth.

1. (1K) Cody Koteles, 2. (17S) Stephen Shelpman, 3. (76) Chloie Jones, 4. (05) Frank Magill, 5. (13) Ben Anton, 6. (06) John Cain, 7. (15) Matthew Benard, 8. (OU2) Jacob Wiser, 9. (221K) Karlee Kovacs, 10. (25) Cody Behanna, 11. (64) Tom Anton, 12. (26T) Cody Tokarski, 13. (121) John Hollister, 14. (47T) Mike Tropeck, 15. (14) Marc Corio, 16. (5) Tony Magill, 17. (69X) Joe Anthony, DNS (74) Joe Brown, DNS (2K) Jonathan Koteles, DNS (6) Jeff Cencarik

The Admar Penn Ohio Pro Stocks would compete in a 15-lap feature event with no heat race due to time constraints. Six cars were on-hand competing for Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Weekly Series points. Brian Hutchko proved to be the class of the field, winning his respective feature by nearly seven seconds. Former feature winner Mike Harris had his hands full with Nick Kochuba in a spirited battle for the runner-up spot. Kocuba threw everything but the kitchen sink at Harris to claim second, but would settle for a third-place finish.

1. (60) Brian Hutchko, 2. (18) Mike Harris, 3. (10) Nick Kocuba, 4. (4) Jacob Billyk, 5. (00) Zach
Stehle, 6. (21) Tanya Charlier

In the Crawford Auto Repair Open 4 Cylinders, April Tennant would make her 2021 debut a successful one; Piloting her husbands’ familiar blue and yellow car to victory lane. Tennant would not have it easy with a seventh-place starting spot, but she found herself leading the race after three laps. April would lead the remainder of the 8-lap feature event. A lap three caution would prove to be troublesome for husband Bill Tennant, driving an unfamiliar black car numbered 10. Bill would shuffle back to fifth but work his way back to third by the end of the 8-lap race. Notably, Lucas Weaver had an impressive second-place run. Weaver was smooth and consistent each lap as he kept pace with the eventual race winner.

1. (2) April Tennant, 2. (11W) Lucas Weaver, 3. (10) Bill Tennant, 4. (5R) Craig Rudolph, 5. (53)
Eric Reynolds, 6. (42) Travis Corbin, 7. (3) Matt Kiesel

The All Ways Safe Flagging and Traffic Control Young Guns were able to pull their biggest field of the season with an impressive eight-car field for an 8-lap feature. Logan Koteles continued his dominating ways, but not without a challenge. Cameron Lambert and Koteles would proceed to battle for the first two laps. Former feature winner Cameron Hollister would come from the
eighth and final starting spot to make it a three-car battle on lap three. Hollister would pass Lambert for second on the following lap. A flat tire would hamper Lambert’s efforts as he fell to sixth. Sadie Snatchko and Travis Clark made their competitive racing debuts with ultimately positive results. Clark would advance from seventh to finish third whereas Snatchko would
advance two positions from sixth to fourth. Drivers Emmie Laboon and Kiersten Chernik would be disqualified early in the race after making contact with one another. There is no contact allowed in the Young Guns division.

1. (5K) Logan Koteles, 2. (44) Cameron Hollister, 3. (05) Travis Clark, 4. (56) Sadie Snatchco, 5.
(91) Gavin Kokolis, 6. (223) Cameron Lambert, 7. (5x) Kiersten Chernik, 8. (14) Emmie Laboon

Join us next week on Saturday, July 10, 2021, for Berks $1 Hot Dog Night featuring the return of the RUSH Sportsman Modified Series. PPMS will also be featuring the Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the ADMAR Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks, the Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks, the Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinders and the All Ways Safe Flagging and Traffic Control Young Guns. Gates open at 5 P.M. with Hot Laps at 6 P.M. and the Racing action will begin at 7 P.M.

RESULTS

Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Model 9th Annual Herb Scott Memorial : (30 Laps)

  • 1. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling, 2. (99) Kyle Hardy, 3. (10S) Joe Martin, 4. (17G) Zach Gunn, 5. (03) Garrett Paugh, 6. (184) Kyle Lukon, 7. (114) Daryl Charlier, 8. (14B) Ben Policz, 9. (84P) Cole Patrelle, 10. (25S) Cory Sines, 11. (60) John Waters 12. (90J) Michael Duritsky Jr., 13. (11F) Ryan Frazee, 14. (31) Noah Brunell, 15. (71) Joe Long, 16. (14G) Jake Gunn, 17. (48F) Zach Morrow, 18. (9R) Mike Reft, 19. (10) Zachary Kane, 20. (23J) Travis Justice, 21. (58B) John Boring, 22. (20G) Dave Goble, 23. (15X) Joe Squatriglia 24. (51N) Michael Norris, 25. (13) J.J. Mazur

Admar Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks Feature: (15 Laps)

  • 1. (60) Brian Hutchko, 2. (18) Mike Harris, 3. (10) Nick Kochuba, 4. (4) Jacob Billyk, 5. (00) Zach Stehle, 6. (21) Tanya Charlier

 

RUSH Modifieds Feature: (15 Laps)

  • 1. (14S) Justin Shea, 2. (63T) Tony Tatgenhorst, 3. (5C) Ayden Cipriano, 4. (02) Benjamin Easler, 5. (111) Dave Price, 6. (24) Preston Cope, 7. (12) J.C. Boyer, 8. (C3) Chas Wolbert, 9. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch, 10. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg, 11. (2) Kole Holden, 12. (28J) Jacob Jordan

 

Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks Feature (15 Laps) 

  • 1. (1K) Cody Koteles, 2. (17S) Stephen Shelpman, 3. (76) Chloie Jones, 4. (05) Frank Magill, 5. (13) Ben Anton, 6. (06) John Cain, 7. (15) Matthew Benard, 8. (OU2) Jacob Wiser, 9. (221K) Karlee Kovacs, 10. (25) Cody Behanna, 11. (64) Tom Anton, 12. (26T) Cody Tokarski, 13. (121) John Hollister, 14. (47T) Mike Tropeck, 15. (14) Marc Corio, 16. (5) Tony Magill, 17. (69X) Joe Anthony, DNS (74) Joe Brown, DNS (2K) Jonathan Koteles, DNS (6) Jeff Cencarik

 

Crawford Auto Repair Open 4 Cylinders Feature (8 Laps) 

  • 1. (2) April Tennant, 2. (11W) Lucas Weaver, 3. (10) Bill Tennant, 4. (5R) Craig Rudolph, 5. (53) Eric Reynolds, 6. (42) Travis Corbin, 7. (3) Matt Kiesel

 

All Ways Safe Flagging and Traffic Control Young Guns Feature (8 Laps) 

  • 1. (5K) Logan Koteles, 2. (44) Cameron Hollister, 3. (05) Travis Clark, 4. (56) Sadie Snatchco, 5. (91) Gavin Kokolis, 6. (223) Cameron Lambert, 7. (5x) Kiersten Chernik, 8. (14) Emmie Laboon

 

RUSH Late Models Dash (6 Laps) 

  • 1. (51) Michael Norris, 2. (184) Kyle Lukon, 3. (03) Garret Paugh, 4. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling, 5. (99) Kyle Hardy, 6. (114) Daryl Charlier

 

RUSH Late Models B-Main (10 Laps):

  • 1. (48F) Zach Morrow, 2. (10) Zachary Kane, 3. (25S) Cory Sines, 4. (58B) John Boring, 5. (23J) Travis Justice, 6. (15X) Joe Squatriglia, 7. (2P) Philip Bubeck, 8. (C4) Zach Crawford, 9. (13) J.J. Mazur, 10. (72B) Kassidy Kammicker, 11. (18L) Chris Lander, 12. (225) Bud Watson

 

Heat 1 for Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Models:

  • 1. (114) Daryl Charlier, 2. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling, 3. (14G) Jake Gunn, 4. (14B) Ben Policz, 5. (84P) Cole Patrelle, 6. (9R) Mike Reft, 7. (2P) Philip Bubeck, 8. (10) Zachary Kane, 9. (15X) Joe Squatriglia, 10. (C4) Zach Crawford

Heat 2 for Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Models:

  • 1. (51) Michael Norris, 2. (184) Kyle Lukon, 3. (17G) Zach Gunn, 4. (11F) Ryan Frazee, 5. (31) Noah Brunell, 6. (20G) Dave Goble, 7. (58B) John Boring, 8. (23J) Travis Justice, 9. (13) J.J. Mazur, 10. (225) Bud Watson

Heat 3 for Rohrich Automotive RUSH Late Models:

  • 1. (03) Garret Paugh, 2. (99) Kyle Hardy, 3. (10S) Joe Martin, 4. (90J) Michael Duritsky Jr., 5. (60) John Waters, 6. (71) Joe Long, 7. (48F) Zach Morrow, 8. (25S) Cory Sines, 9. (72B) Kassidy Kammicker, 10. (18L) Chris Lander

 

Heat 1 for Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks (8 Laps):

  • 1. (1K) Cody Koteles, 2. (76) Chloie Jones, 3. (25) Cody Behanna 4. (64) Tom Anton, 5. (69X) Joe Anthony,  6. (26T) Tony Tokarski, 7. (70) Rick Ours, 8. (14) Marc Corio 9. (05) Tony Magill (DNF) 10. (74) Joe Brown (DNF)

Heat 2 for Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks (8 Laps):

  • 1. (17S) Stephen Shelpman, 2. (5) Frank Magill, 3. (06) John Cain, 4. (15) Matthew Benard, 5. (OU2) Jacob Wiser, 6. (221K) Karlee Kovacs, 7. (47T) Mike Tropek, 8. (121) John Hollister, 9. (13) Ben Anton, 10. (2K) Jonathan Koteles

 

Heat 1 for RUSH Sportsman Modifieds

  • 1. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch, 2. (63T) Tony Tatgenhorst, 3. (C3) Chas Wolbert, 4. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg, 5. (02) Benjamin Easler, 6. (2) Kole Holden

Heat 2 for RUSH Sportsman Modifieds

  • 1. (14S) Justin Shea, 2. (24) Preston Cope, 3. (5C) Ayden Cipriano, 4. (28J) Jacob Jordan, 5. (111) Dave Price, 6. (12) J.C. Boyer

 

RUSH Late Model Qualifying:

  • 1. (114) Daryl Charlier 18.652 Track Record (Prev. Joe Martin 18.829 on 06/05/2021), 2. (51) Michael Norris 18.861, 3. (03) Garret Paugh 19.053, 4. (14B) Ben Policz 19.094 5. (184) Kyle Lukon 19.172, 6. (10S) Joe Martin 19.194, 7. (20G) Dave Goble 19.214, 8. (48F) Zach Morrow 19.216 9. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling 19.246, 10. (14G) Jake Gunn 19.266, 11. (99) Kyle Hardy 19.306, 12. (84P) Cole Petrelle 19.330, 13. (31) Noah Brunell 19.345, 14. (17G) Zach Gunn 19.404, 15. (90J) Michael Duritsky Jr. 19.438, 16. (10) Zachary Kane 19.497, 17. (11F) Ryan Frazee 19.511, 18. (71) Joe Long 19.567, 19. (9R) Mike Reft 19.588, 20. (58B) John Boring 19.642, 21. (60) John Waters 19.675, 22. (15X) Joe Squatriglia 19.694, 23. (225) Bud Watson 19.723, 24. (72B) Kassidy Kamicker 19.856, 25. (2P) Philip Bubeck 19.877, 26. (23J) Travis Justice 19.961, 27. (25S) Cory Sines 20.201, 28. (C4) Zach Crawford 20.605, 29. (13) J.J. Mazur 20.755, 30. (18L) Chris Lander 25.828

 

Car Count Total: 83

RUSH Late Models: 30

Pro Stocks: 6

Hobby Stocks: 20

RUSH Modifieds: 12

Open 4 Cylinders: 7

Young Guns: 8