Imperial, PA

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) came to play at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The BOSS Sprints are 410 Wingless Sprints, and they fly around Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile. PPMS would see qualifying, eight heat races, and seven feature events. Matt Westfall (33M), from Pleasant Hill, Ohio, would outpace a stellar field of BOSS Sprints to pick up the win. Chad Ruhlman (68), from Erie, would pick up where he left off last year, picking up another win for the RUSH Sprint Car Series. Two-time defending track champion, Ben Policz (14B), from Rices Landing, got the win for the Rohich RUSH Late Model Dirt Series. Nick Kocuba (10), from Burgettstown, brought home the win for the ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stocks. Cody Koteles (1K), from Stockdale, picked up his second win of the season for the Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks. Hemi Kineston (05) picked up the win for the Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinders, while Logan Koteles (5), from Stockdale, continued his winning ways in the All Ways Safe Young Gun Feature. 

 

In the BOSS 25-lap feature, there was a three-way battle for the lead but the event’s first caution would slow the pace on lap two for a car that had trouble in turn three. Carmen Perigo (21P) would lead the restart and when the green flag dropped, he would keep the lead with Issac Chapple (52) in tow. The BOSS Sprints were flying around Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile and by lap 16, Perigo (21P) was still leading with Matt Westfall (33M) in second, and Chapple (52) in third. Westfall (33M) kept trying to pass the leader but Perigo (21P) kept holding him off. On lap 20, Westfall (33M) would finally get past Perigo (21P) and take over the lead. A red flag would come out with two laps remaining in the event when a car flipped in turn two. The driver was okay and the super snuffers did a great job at getting it cleaned up. Westfall (33M) would lead the restart and keep his lead. He would lead the remaining two laps of the event to pick up his first BOSS Sprint Car Series PPMS win of the season. He was followed to the line by Perigo (21P) in second, Chapple (52) in third, Brandon Spithaler (22) in fourth, Jesse Vermillion (5V) in fifth, Parker Fredrickson (34) in sixth, Mike Miller (82) in seventh, Dallas Hewitt (18) in eighth, Darin Gallagher (12) in ninth, and Cody White (26W) would complete the top 10. The heat race winners were Fredrickson (34) and Chapple (52). 

 

The RUSH Sprint Car Dirt Series made their first appearance of the season at PPMS on Saturday night. 16 cars were signed in and they were broken into two heat races. The top four from each heat race would make the redraw. Rod George (41), from Kittanning, would redraw pill number one making him the pole-sitter for their 15-lap feature. Chad Ruhlman (68), from Erie, would start to his outside in second place. When the green flag dropped, George (41) would take the early lead. They would battle for the lead until lap six when the red light came on for a car that flipped in turn two. The driver was okay but the car was destroyed. C. Ruhlman (68), and Zach Morrow (9J) would lead the restart. When the field returned to green flag conditions, C. Ruhlman (68) would keep the lead, but another caution would come on the same lap for a car that lost a tire in turn two. Again, C. Ruhlman (68) and Morrow (9J) would lead the restart with C. Ruhlman (68) keeping the lead when the green flag waved. Despite one more caution on lap 10, C. Ruhlman (68) would continue to lead the field to the checkered flag, picking up another RUSH Sprint Car Dirt Series win and Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile. He was followed to the line by Morrow (9J) in second, Gale Ruth Jr. (24) in third, Blaze Myers (43JR), in fourth, Nolan Groves (25) in fifth, George (41) in sixth, Brian Hartzell (69) in seventh, Brian Cressley (62) in eighth, Ricky Tucker Jr. (1T), in ninth, and Tyler Newhart (57N) would round out the top 10. The heat race winners were C. Ruhlman (68) and Morrow (9J). 

 

18 Rohrich RUSH Late Model Dirt Series Cars were signed in on Saturday night. They were set for two heat races with the top five from each heat making the redraw. Ben Policz (14B) would redraw pill number one putting him on the pole for the 20-lap feature. Mike Reft (9R) would start to his outside in second, while Bryan Hoffman (15H) would start in third and Colby Beighey (36) would complete the top two starting rows. When the green flag waved, Reft (9R) and Policz (14B) would battle for the lead, and by lap two, Policz (14B) had the lead. Lap six had Policz (14B) leading the field with Reft (9R) in second, Beighey (36) in third, and Hoffman (15H) in fourth. A caution would slow the place on lap nine when a car stopped at the turn four pit entrance. When the field returned to green flag conditions, Policz (14B) would keep his lead with Reft (9R) behind him in second. With Policz (14B) and Reft (9R) leading the field on lap 12, Zach Gunn (17G) was now in third and Daryl Charlier (114) was in fourth. On the next lap, a caution would reset the field as Chris Lander (18) spun out coming out of turn four. Again, Policz (14B) and Reft (9R) would lead the restart and Policz (14B) would keep his lead. Charlier (114) was running down the leader, as he passed Reft (9R) for second with three laps to go. Despite Charlier (114) trying to catch Policz (14B), Charlier (114) would run out of time, as Policz (14B) would lead the remaining three laps to pick up the win. He was followed to the line by Charlier (114) in second, Reft (9R) in third, Zach Gunn (17G) in fourth, Zach Morrow (48) in fifth, Beighey (36) in sixth, Noah Brunell (31) in seventh, Hoffman (15H) in eighth, Philip Bubeck (2) in ninth, and Tom Klein (77) would complete the top 10. The heat race winners were Policz (14B) and Brunell (31). Notables: Daryl Charlier (114) started sixteenth and finished second.

 

The ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stocks would run a feature only with nine cars signed in. Their pill draw would determine their starting positions for their 15-lap feature. Pete Loria (11C), from Imperial, would start on the pole with Brian Huchko (60H), from McDonald to his outside. Shaler’s Heath Close (77) would start in third and Todd Weldon (45), from Monogahela, would complete the top two starring rows. When the green light turned on, Loria (11C) would take off with the early lead. Weldon (45) would challenge Loria (11C) for the lead for several laps, and Loria (11C) Kept holding him off. The event’s first caution would come on lap seven when a car hit the wall on the front stretch and into turn one. Loria (11C) and Weldon (45) would lead the restart and when the green flag dropped, Loria (11C) would keep his lead for now. Weldon (45) would make his move and take over the lead on lap nine. Another caution would come on lap 11 for. Weldon (45) would keep his lead on the restart with Huchko (60H) in second and Nick Kocuba (10) in third. Another caution would come on lap 12 when Mike Harris (18) spun out in turn two. Weldon (45) would choose the outside on the restart with Kocuba (10) in second. When the green flag waved for the final time in the event, Kocuba (10) would take the lead and lead the remaining three laps, picking up his first PPMS win of the season. He was followed to the line by Weldon (45) in second, Huchko (60H) in third, Loria (11C) in fourth, Harris (18) in fifth, Heath Close (77) in sixth, Tanya Charlier (21), in seventh, and Zach Stehle (00) completes the eight-car field. DNS – AJ Poljack (36). 

 

The Priority Equipment Rental Hobby stocks had 23 cars signed in. The top five from both heat races would make the redraw. The 15-lap feature had Kayla McManus (00K), from Elizabeth, would start on the pole. Tony Magill (5), from Jefferson Hills, would start to her outside in second place. When the green flag dropped, McManus (00k) would take off with the early lead but it didn’t take fifth place starting, Cody Koteles (1K) very long to get to McManus’s (00K) rear bumper. On lap six, C. Koteles (1K) would ride the high side and take over the lead. On lap eight, the event would see its first caution for a car that spun in turn two. C. Koteles (1K) would lead the restart with Frank Magill (05) in second, and his brother Tony Magill (5) in third. Another caution would come a few laps later for another car that spun out in turn two. Track officials warned the field that if there was another caution, the race would end due to the track’s curfew. C. Koteles (1K) would lead the restart and keep his lead with F. Magill (05) right on his bumper. Unfortunately, another caution would come and the race would end with all drivers getting the position they were in when the caution came out. C. Koteles (1K) would win his second race in a row with F. Magill (05) in second, McManus (00K) in third, Chloie Jones (76) in fourth, T. Magill (5) in fifth, Jonathan Koteles (2K) in sixth, Matt Benard (15) in seventh, Jon Cain (06) in eighth, Robert Betz (22) in ninth, and Tom Anton (64) completes the top 10. The heat race winners were McManus (00K) and F. Magill (05). 

 

The Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinders 10-lap feature had Craig Rudolph (5R) on the pole. To his outside was John Gill (19G) while Preston Cope (29P) started in third and Derek Quigley (65Q) would start in fourth. When the green flag dropped, Gill (19G) took the early lead but it was short-lived as Hemi Kineston (05) would take over the lead on lap two. Lap seven had Kineston (05) still leading, Quigley (65Q) in second, and Lucas Weaver (11W) in third. Kineston (05) would lead the remaining three laps of the event to pick up the win. He was followed to the line by Quigley (65Q) in second, Bill Tennant (10) in third, Weaver (11W) in fourth, Rudolph (5R) in fifth, Eric Reynolds (53) in sixth, Preston Cope (29P) in seventh, and Gill (19G) completed the eight-car field. DNS – Apil Tennant (2) The Four-Cylinders did not run a heat race. 

 

In the All Ways Safe Young Guns six-lap feature, Gavin Kokolis (91) would start on the pole. To his outside was Cameron Hollister (44). The second row consisted of Sadie Snatchko (56) in third and Kiersten Chernik (5X). The last two starting rows were Emmy Laboon (14) and Logan Koteles (5K). When the green flag dropped, Hollister (44) pulled away with the early lead. Lap two had Hollister (44) still leading, Laboon (14) in second, Koteles (5K) in third, and Chernik (5X) in fourth. Koteles (5K) would take over second place on lap three. Then on lap five, Koteles (5K) would take over the lead and not look back as he picked up another PPMS win. He was followed to the line by Hollister (44) in second, Laboon (14) in third, Chernik (5X) in fourth, Kokolis (91) in fifth, and Snatchko (56) would round out the six-car field. DNS – Travis Clark (05T). The Young Guns did not run a heat race. 

 

Racing resumes at Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile next Saturday, July 31, 2021, for an Action Event featuring driver autograph night. Come meet your favorite driver and see their cars up close and personal. PPMS will also be featuring the Rohrich 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 Young Guns. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m., and the racing action will begin at 7 p.m. Visit our schedule section for pricing and tickets 

RESULTS

BOSS Sprint Feature (25) – Laps

Finishing Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown 

1 – Matt Westfall (33M) – Pleasant Hill, OH

2 – Carmen Perigo (21P) 

3 – Isaac Chapple (52) – Willow Branch, IN

4 – Brandon Spithaler (22) – Evans City

5 – Jesse Vermillion (5V) – Green Castle, OH

6 – Parker Fredrickson (34) – Kokomo, IN 

7 – Mike Miller (82) – Wapakoneta, OH

8 – Dallas Hewitt (18) – Troy, OH 

9 – Darin Gallagher (12) – Butler 

10 – Cody White (26W) – Freemont, OH 

11 – Steve Little (53) – Waynesville, OH 

12 – Ricky Lewis (11) – Ventura, CA 

13 – Andre Layfield (21L) 

14 – Blake Vermillion (73) – Green Castle, IN

15 – Cody Gardner (9) – Wilmington, OH

16 – Bob McMillan (5M) – Saint Mary’s

 

BOSS Sprint Qualifying Group 1

Finishing place – Driver Name (Car Number) – Time

1 – Ricky Lewis (11) – 18.564 

2 – Brandon Spithaler (22) – 19.266

3 – Parker Fredrickson (34) – 19.512

4 – Cody Gardner (9) – 19.687

5 – Darin Gallagher (12) – 19.687

6 – Steve Little (53) – 20.368

7 – Blake Vermillion (73) – 20.668

8 – Bob McMillian (5M) – 21.136

 

BOSS Sprint Qualifying Group 2

Finishing place – Driver Name (Car Number) – Time

1 – Carmen Perigo (21P) – 19.352

2 – Isaac Chapple (52) – 19.426

3 – Dallas Hewitt (18) – 19.524

4 – Matt Westfall (33M) – 19.591

5 – Mike Miller (82) – 19.600

6 – Cody White (26W) – 20.145

7 – Jesse Vermillion (5V) – 20.241

8 – Andre Layfield (21L) – 20.578

 

BOSS Sprint Heat 1 (8) – Laps

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Parker Fredrickson  – 34 – [2];  2. Brandon Spithaler – 22 – [3];  3. Cody Gardner – 9 – [1];  4. Darin Gallagher – 12 – [5];  5. Steve Little – 53 – [6];  6. Blake Vermillion – 73 – [7];  7. Bob McMillian – 5M – [8];  8. Ricky Lewis – 11 – [4];  

 

BOSS Sprint Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Isaac Chapple – 52 – [3];  2. Matt Westfall – 33M – [1];  3. Dallas Hewitt – 18 – [2];  4. Jesse Vermillion – 5V – [7];  5. Carmen Perigo – 21P – [4];  6. Cody White – 26W – [6];  7. Andre Layfield – 21L – [8];  8. Mike Miller – 82 – [5];     

 

RUSH Sprint Car Feature (15) – Laps

Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown 

1 – 2 – Chad Ruhlman (68) – Erie 

2 – 6 – Zach Morrow (9J) – Gibsonia 

3 – 7 – Gale Ruth Jr. (24) – Pleasantville 

4 – 8 – Blaze Myers (43JR) – Franklin 

5 – 11 – Nolan Groves (25) – Sugar Grove 

6 – 1 – Rod George (41) – Kittanning 

7 – 4 – Brian Hartzell (69) – Oil City 

8 – 9 – Brian Cressley (62) – Corry 

9 – 13 – Ricky Tucker Jr. (1T) – Titusville

10 – 10 – Tyler Newhart (57N) – New Franklin, OH 

11 – 16 – Kevin Kaserman (13K) – Middlefield, OH 

12 – 14 – Jordan Hamilton (35) – Collier 

13 – 12 – Bill Watson (37X) – Conneaut, OH 

14 – 3 – Kevin Ruhlman (23) – Bemus Point, NY

15 – 5 – John Mollick (14) – Toronto, OH 

16 – 15 – Gale Ruth Sr. (1R) – Pleasantville 

 

RUSH Sprint Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Chad Ruhlman – 68 – [2];  2. Gale Ruth Jr. – 24 – [5];  3. Kevin Ruhlman – 23 – [8];  4. Brian Hartzell – 69 – [1];  5. Brian Cressley – 62 – [4];  6. Nolan Groves – 25 – [7];  7. Ricky Tucker Jr. – 1T – [3];  8. Gale Ruth Sr. – 1R – [6];  

 

RUSH Sprint Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Zach Morrow – 9J – [2];  2. John Mollick – 14 – [4];  3. Blaze Myers – 43JR – [3];  4. Rod George – 41 – [7];  5. Tyler Newhart – 57N – [8];  6. Bill Watson – 37X – [1];  7. Jordan Hamilton – 35 – [5];  8. Kevin Kaserman – 13K – [6];  

 

Rohrich RUSH Late Model Dirt Series Feature (20) – Laps 

Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown

1 – 1 – Ben Policz (14B) – Rices Landing 

2 – 16 – Daryl Charlier (114) – Midway 

3 – 2 – Mike Reft (9R) – Whitehall 

4 – 8 – Zach Gunn (17G) – McDonald 

5 – 5 – Zach Morrow (48) – Gibsonia 

6 – 4 – Colby Beighey (36) – Fombell 

7 – 7 – Noah Brunell (31) – New Alexandria 

8 – 3 – Bryan Hoffman (15) – Imperil 

9 – 11 – Philip Bubeck (2) – Colliers, WV 

10 – 10 – Tom Klein (77) 

11 – 12 – Tom Duratz (55D) – Pittsburgh 

12 – 6 – Kassidy Kamicker (72B) – Aliquippa 

13 – 13 – Chris Lander (18) – Burgettstown 

14 – 14 – DJ Nakutis (31) – Pittsburgh

15 – 9 – Jake Gunn (14G) – McDonald 

16 – 17 – Cole Petrelle (84) – Follansbee, WV

17 – 15 – Tim Shaffer (45) – Aliquippa 

DNS – Zach Crawford (C4) – McDonald

 

Rohrich RUSH Late Model Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Ben Policz – 14B – [9];  2. Zach Gunn – 17G – [7];  3. Mike Reft – 9R – [8];  4. Tom Klein – 77 – [3];  5. Kassidy Kamicker – 72B – [4];  6. Philip Bubeck – 2 – [5];  7. Chris Lander – 18 – [2];  8. Cole Petrelle – 84 – [1];  9. Tim Shaffer – 45 – [6];  10. Zach Crawford – C4 [10];  

 

Rohrich RUSH Late Model Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Noah Brunell – 31 – [2];  2. Bryan Hoffman – 15H – [1];  3. Jake Gunn – 14G – [5];  4. Colby Beighey – 36 – [3];  5. Zach Morrow – 48 – [3];  6. Tom Duratz – 55D – [6];  7. DJ Nakutis – 31N – [4];  8. Daryl Charlier – 114 – [7];   

 

ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stock Feature (15) – Laps

Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown 

1 – 6 – Nick Kocuba (10) – Burgettstown 

2 – 4 – Todd Weldon (45) – Monongahela 

3 – 2 – Brian Huchko (60H) – McDonald 

4 – 1 – Pete Loria (11C) – Imperial 

5 – 5 – Mike Harris (18) – Pittsburgh 

6 – 3 – Heath Close (77) – Shaler 

7 – 4 – Tanya Charlier (21) – Midway 

8 – 7 – Zach Stehle (00) 

DNS – AJ Poljak (36) – Baldwin

The ADMAR Pro Stocks did not run a heat race  

 

Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stock Feature (15) – Laps

Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown 

1 – 5 – Cody Koteles (1K) – Stockdale 

2 – 10 – Frank Magill (05) – Jefferson Hills 

3 – 1 – Kayla McManus (00K) – Elizabeth 

4 – 19 – Chloie Jones (76) – Bakersfield, CA 

5 – 2 – Tony Magill (5) – Jefferson Hills 

6 – 7 – Jonathan Koteles (2K) – Stockdale 

7 – 8 – Matthew Benard (15) – Oakdale 

8 – 9 – John Cain (06) – North Versailes 

9 – 10 – Robert Betz (22) – South Heights 

10 – 3 – Tom Anton (64) – Jefferson Hills 

11 – 6 – Jacob Wiser (OU2) – Mckees Rocks 

12 – 14 – Joe Anthony (69X) – Pittsburgh

13 – 13 – Cody Behanna (25) – Finleyville

14 – 11 – Karlee Kovacs (221K) – Carnegie 

15 – 17 – Rick Ours (70) – East Liverpool, OH

16 – 15 – Cody Tokarski (26T) – Hickory 

17 – 16 – Marc Corio (14) 

18 – 12 – Mike Tropek (47T) – McDonald 

19 – 22 – Adam Ferree (29) – Jefferson Hils 

20 – 4 – Ken Heasley Jr. (57) – Rochester

DNS – John Hollister (121) – McDonald 

DNS – Stephen Shelpman (17S) – Pleasant Hills

DNS – Jeff Cencarik (6) 

 

Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stock Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot] 

  1. Kayla McManus – 00K – [1];  2. Cody Koteles – 1K – [10];  3. John Cain – 06 – [9];  4. Jacob Wiser – OU2 – [11];  5. Tony Magill – 5 – [5];  6. Karlee Kovacs – 221K – [6];  7. Cody Behanna – 25 – [3];  8. Cody Tokarski – 26T – [7];  9. Marc Corio – 14 – [8];  10. Robert Betz – 22 – [4];  11. Stephen Shelpman – 17S – [2];  

 

Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stock Heat 2 (8) – Laps

Finishing Spot . Driver Name – Car Number – [Starting Spot]

  1. Frank Magill – 05 – [4];  2. Matt Benard – 15 – [5];  3. Jonathan Koteles – 2K – [6];  4. Tom Anton – 64 – [3]; 5. Ken Heasley Jr. – 57 – [2];  6. Mike Tropeck – 47T – [7];  7. Joe Anthony – 69X – [1];  8. John Hollister – 121 – [10];  9. Rick Ours – 70 – [9];  10. Chloie Jones – 76 – [8];  

 

Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinder Feature (10) – Laps

 Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown

1 – 6 – Jemi Kineston (05)

2 – 4 – Derek Quigley (65Q)

3 – 8 – Bill Tennant (10) – Colliers, WV 

4 – 5 – Lucas Weaver (11W) 

5 – 1 – Craig Rudolph (5R) – Steubenville, OH

6 – 7 – Eric Reynolds (53) 

7 – 3 – Preston Cope (29P) – Champion, OH

8 – 2 – John Gill (19G) – Burgettstown

DNS – April Tennant (2) – Colliers, WV

The Four-Cylinders did not run a heat race  

 

All Ways Safe Young Guns Feature (6) – Laps

Finishing Spot – Starting Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Hometown 

1 – 6 – Logan Koteles (5) – Stockdale 

2 – 2 – Cameron Hollister (44) – McDonald 

3 – 5 – Emmy Laboon (14) – Elizabeth 

4 – 4 – Kiersten Chernik (5X)

5 – 1 – Gavin kokolis (91) – Oakdale 

6 – 3 – Sadie Snatchko (56)

DNS – Travis Clark (05T)

The Young Guns did not run a heat race