Imperial, PA (September 11, 2021) 

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway was the scene for the Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stock Invitational presented by Jones Motorsports on Saturday evening. With early fall in the air, PPMS would see qualifying, nine heat races, a six-lap dash, and six feature events. Stephen Shelpman (17S), from Pleasant Hills, would win the Hobby Stock Invitational to pick up his fourth win of the season. In Vintage Modified action, Mark Hahn (14), from Middletown, and John Marks (34), also from Middletown, would pick up the wins for the Modifieds and Sportsman respectively. Kyle Lukon (184), from Burgettstown, would get the win for the RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, while Brian Huchko (60H), from McDonald, would pick up win number four in the ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stock feature. Bill Tennant (2), from Colliers, West Virginia, would pick up another win for the Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinders, and Travis Clark (05T), from Pittsburgh, brought home the win for the All Ways Safe Young Guns. 

Cody Koteles (1K), from Stockdale, would set the fast time in qualifying for the Hobby Stock Invitational with a time of 24.290. Shelpman (17S) was only 0.165 seconds behind C. Koteles (1K) with a time of 24.455. Less than a second would separate the top 12 Hobby Stock drivers during qualifying. Their qualifying times would determine their starting spots in one of three heat races. The top two from each heat race would redraw for the six-lap dash, which would determine the top six starting spots in their 20-lap feature. 

In the Hobby Stock Invitational six-lap dash, Shelpman (17S) would start on the pole with Matt Benard (15), from Oakdale, starting to his inside in second place. Tony (5) and Frank (05) Magill, from Jefferson Hills, would start third and fourth respectively. C. Koteles (1K) would start in fifth, and Tyler Fox (39F), from Pittsburgh, would round out the six-car field. Shelpman (17S) would keep the early lead in the dash and with the event going caution-free, he would go on to win the dash, which ensured him as the pole-sitter for the 20-lap feature event. 

In the 20-lap feature event, and with Shelpman (17S) on the pole, F. Magill (05) would line up to the inside in second place. The second row consisted of Benard (15) starting third, and C. Kotles (1K) starting fourth. T. Magill (5) would start fifth, and Fox (39F) would complete the top three starting rows. When the green flag waved, Shelpman (17S) and T. Magill (05) would battle for the lead with Shelpman (17S) coming out on top by lap two and C. Kotles (1K) now in third. With Shelpman (17S) still leading the field, C. Koteles (1K) would pressure T. Magill (05) for second for several laps with T. Magill (05) holding down second place for now. Shelpman (17S) and the front-runners would enter lapped traffic on lap six, and on lap eight, C. Koteles (1k) would take over second place, knocking T. Magill (05) back to third. The event’s first caution would slow the pace on lap nine for Cody Tokarski (26T) when he spun out coming out of turn four. Shelpman (17S) would take the outside on the restart with C. Koteles (1K) to his inside, and T. Magill (05) in third, Fox (39F) in fourth, and Benard (15) in fifth. As fast as green replaced yellow, the yellow was back out for a car that spun out in turn four. Shelpman (17S) would again choose the outside on the restart with C. Koteles (1K) to his inside. Shelpman (17S) would again retain the lead with C. Koteles (1K) in tow at the halfway point of the event. The top five would remain the same through lap 15 when they would again enter lapped traffic. Benard (15) would pass Fox (39F) for fourth on lap 15 with T. Magill (05) in third, C. Koteles (1k) in second, and Shelpman (17S) leading the charge. The top five would remain the same as they took the white flag. Shelpam (17S) would lead all laps of the event to win the 2021 Hobby Stock Invitational. C. Koteles (1K) would finish second, F. Magill (05) third, Fox (39F) fourth, and then carnage would come as the rest of the field came to the line. In tight quarters, a car made contact with Benard (15) causing him to spin, which collected a few other cars. Jonathan Koteles (2K) would finish fifth, Chloie Jones (76) would finish sixth, T. Magill (5) would finish seventh, Joe Anthony (69X) would finish eighth, Ben Anton (13) would finish ninth, and Robert Betz (22) would complete the top 10. The heat race winners were Shelpman (17S), C. Koteles (1K), and F. Magill (05). The Fast Time Award Cody Koteles (1K), the “Hard Luck” award went to Matthew Miller (28), $111 to the 11th place finisher went to Cody Behanna (25), and the Hard Charger was Tom Anton (64) who started 22nd and finished 14th. 

The PA Thunder on the Dirt Vintage Modified 15-lap feature would contain a race within a race. They have Modified and Sportsman-style cars which are separated by their carburetor type. Their feature lineup would start the Modifieds on the inside row and the Sportsman would start on the outside. Mark Hahn (14) would start on the pole with John Marks (34) to the outside. Their 15-lap feature would complete in record fashion with Hahn (14) taking the win for the Mods. Gene Wrightsman (10) would finish second, Fred Hildebrand (A) would finish third, Steve Longo (20) would finish in fourth, and Hank Coles (47H) would complete the field for the Mods. The Sportsman finish was Marks (34) in first, Dale Zimmer (21W) in second, Dave Philips (02) in third, and Tom Warburton (31) in fourth. 

The Rohrich Rush Late Models had 15 cars signed in on Saturday evening. They were broken into two heat races with the top three from each heat making it into the redraw. Zach Gunn (17G), from McDonald, would start on the pole in their 20-lap feature. Cole Petrelle (84), from Follansbee, West Virginia, would start to the outside in second place. Zach Morrow (5X), from Gibsonia, would start in third, and Nico Dabecco (42), from Pittsburgh, would complete the top two starting rows. When their green flag dropped, Gunn (17G) would take the early lead. But, as the field was completing lap one, a six-car pile-up would happen in turn four. All over the drivers were okay but some of the cars were not. Gunn (17G) and Petrelle (84) would lead the restart and Petrelle (84) would take over the lead when the field returned to green flag conditions. That lead was short-lived as Lukon (184) came from his fifth starting spot to take over second and then first on lap three. The event’s final caution would come on lap six when Ben Policz (14B) spun out, but kept going, and dumped antifreeze on the track. With the fluid cleaned up, Lukon (184) and Petrelle (84) would again lead the restart. With 14 laps to go, Lukon (184) would keep the lead. The next 14 laps would run caution-free and Lukon (184) would pick up another PPMS RUSH Late Model win. Petrelle (84) would finish second, Gunn (17G) third, Dabecco (42) fourth, Morrow (5X) fifth, Travis Justice (23) sixth, Kassidy Kamicker (72B) seventh, Tony White (27T) eighth, Policz (14B) ninth, and Dave Gobel (20G) would complete the top 10. The heat race winners were Lukon (184) and Morrow (5X). 

The ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stocks had seven cars signed in on Saturday night. They had a single heat race and the top three from the heat would redraw for the top three starting spots in their 15-lap feature. Jacob Billyk (4), from New Castle, would start on the pole with Huchko (60H) to his outside in second. Nick Kocuba (10), from Burgettstown, would start in third, Bill Robertson (1B), from Washington, would start in fourth, Jackson Billyk (5), from New Castle, would start in fifth, Dale Tuche (310), from Cheswick, would start in sixth, and Joey Anderson (71) would complete the seven-car field. When the green flag dropped for their 15 laps, Huchko (60H) would take off with the early lead. Lap three had Huchko (60H) still leading, Kocuba (10) in second, Jacob Billyk (4) in third, and Robertson (1B) in fourth. The event’s first caution would come on lap three when Anderson (71) spun out in turn four. Huchko (60H) would choose the outside on the restart with Kocuba (10) to his inside. When green replaced yellow, Huchko (60H) would keep the lead with Kocuba (10) in tow. Another caution would come on lap eight when Robertson (1B) hit the wall in turn four. Huchko (60H) would again choose the outside on the restart with Kocuba (10) to his inside with seven laps remaining in the event. Huchko (60H) would again keep the lead and lead the remaining laps of the event to pick up his fourth win of the season. Kocuba (10) finished second, Tuche (310) in third, Jacob Billyk (4) in fourth, Jackson Billyk (5) in fifth, Anderson (71) in sixth, and Robertson (1B) rounded out the field. The heat race winner was Huchko (60H). 

The Crawford Auto Repair Four-Cylinders had seven cars signed in to Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile on Saturday night. They had a single heat race with the top three from the heat redrawing for the top three starting spots in their 10-lap feature. Kyle Janas (81), from Coraopolis, would start on the pole. Starting to his outside in second place was Tennant (2). Lucas Weaver (11W), from California, Pennsylvania, would start in third, Derek Quigley (65Q), from Roscoe, started fourth, Hemi Kineston (05) started fifth, and Justin Pellegrini (29P), from Finleyville, rounded out the six-car field, as Craig Rudolph (5R) did not start the feature. When the green flag waved, Tennant (2) would take off with the early lead. With Tennant (2) still leading, Weaver (11W) would take over second on lap three which knocked Janas (81) back to third. On lap four and with Tennant (2) still leading, Quigley (65Q) would take third away from Janas (81). The race would run caution-free and Tennant (2) would pick up another Four-Cylinder win. Weaver (11W) finished second, Quigley (65Q) in third, Janas (81) in fourth, Pellegrini (29P) in fifth, and Kineston (05) rounds out the field. The heat race winner was Tennant (2). 

In the All Ways Safe Young Guns eight-lap feature, Cameron Hollister (44), from McDonald, would start on the pole. Travis Clark (05T) would start in second, while Gavin Kokolis (91), from Oakdale, would start in third, Sadie Snatchko (56), from Oakdale, started fourth, and Logan Koteles (5K), from Stockdale, completed the five-car field. When their green flag waved, Clark (05T) would have the lead on lap one. With Clark (05T) still leading on lap two, Hollister (44) was in second and L. Koteles (5K) was up to third. L. Koteles (5K) would take over second on lap three with Clark (05T) still leading. The race would run caution-free and Clark (05T) would lead all laps of the event to pick up his third Young Guns win of the season. L. Koteles (5K) finished second, Hollister (44) finished third, Snatchko (56) fourth, and Kokolis (91) rounded out the five-car field. The Young Guns did not run a heat race. 

Racing resumes at Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile next Saturday, September 18, 2021, when the RUSH Sprint Car Series and the RUSH Sportsman Modified Series come to the Monster. PPMS will also be featuring the RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stocks, the ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro 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 commence at 7 p.m. PPMS has a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial, PA 15126 and is located just off of the Nobelstown Exit of 22/30. Visit our schedule section for pricing and tickets. Happy Racing! 

 

RESULTS 

Priority Equipment Rental Hobby Stock Invitational (20)-Laps 

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

1 – 1- Stephen Shelpman (17S) – Pleasant Hills 

2 – 4 – Cody Koteles (1K) – Stockdale 

3 – 2 – Frank Magill (05) – Jefferson Hills

4 – 6 – Tyler Fox (39F) – Pittsburgh 

5 – 9 – Jonathan Koteles (2K) – Stockdale 

6 – 11 – Chloie Jones (76) – Bakersfield, CA

7 – 5 – Tony Magill (5) – Jefferson Hills 

8 – 13 – Joe Anthony (69X) – Pittsburgh 

9 – 14 – Ben Anton (13) – Jefferson Hills 

10 – 12 – Robert Betz (22) – South Heights 

11 – 17 – Cody Behanna (25) – Finleyville 

12 – 19 – Edward Wiser (OU2) – Mckees Rocks 

13 – 15 – Cody Tokarski (26T) – Hickory 

14 – 22 – Tom Anton (64) – Jefferson Hills 

15 – 18 – James Huff (83X) – Imperial 

16 – 3 – Matt Benard (15) – Oakdale 

17 – 8 – Kayla McManus (00K) – Elizabeth 

18 – 7 – Adam Ferree (29) – Jefferson Hills 

19 – 10 – John Cain (06) – North Versailles 

20 – 23 – Jeff Cencarik – Midway 

21 – 24 – Rick Ours (70) – East Liverpool, OH 

22 – 21 – John Hollister (121) – McDonald 

23 – 16 – Mike Tropeck (47T) – McDonald 

24 – 20 – Casey Grumling (77X) – Elizabeth 

DNS – Matt Miller (28) – Waynesburg 

DNS – Marc Corio (14) – South Fayette 

 

Hobby Stock Quailifying 

Finishing Spot – Driver Name (Car Number) – Time

1 – Cody Koteles (1K) – 24.290

2 – Stephen Shelpman (17S) – 24.455

3 – Jonathan Koteles (2K) – 24.637

4 – Tyler Fox (39F) – 24.659

5 – Matt Benard (15) – 24.24.739

6 – Frank Magill (05) – 24.875

7 – Adam Ferree (29) – 24.893

8 – Kayla McManus (00k) – 25.095

9 – Tony Magill (5) – 25.107

10 – John Cain (06) – 25.118

11 – Chloie Jones (76) – 25.151

12 – Robert Betz (22) – 25.232

13 – Joe Anthony (69X) – 25.383

14 – Cody Behanna (25) – 25.496

15 – Cody Tokarski (26T) – 25.736

16 – Mike Tropeck (47T) – 25.956

17 – Ben Anton (13) – 26.104

18 – John Hollister (121) – 26.330

19 – Edward Wiser (OU2) – 26.706

20 – Casey Grumling (77X) – 27.078

21 – James Huff (83X) – 27.269

22 – Tom Anton (64) – 27.311

23 – Jeff Cencarik (6) – 28.163

24 – Rick Ours (70) – 28.682

DNS – Matt Miller (28)

DNS – Marc Corio (14) 

 

Hobby Stock Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Cody Koteles – 1K – [1];  2. Tyler Fox – 39F – [2];  3. Adam Ferree – 29 – [3];  4. John Cain – 06 – [4];  5. Joe Anthony – 69X – [5];  6. Mike Tropeck – 47T – [6];  7. Edward Wiser – OU2 – [7];  8. Tom Anton – 64 – [8];  

 

Hobby Stock Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Stephen Shelpman – 17S – [1];  2. Matthew Benard – 15 – [2];  3. Kayla McManus – 00K – [3];  4. Chloie Jones – 76 – [4];  5. Ben Anton – 13 – [6];  6. Cody Behanna – 25 – [5];  7. Casey Grumling – 77X – [7];  8. Jeff Cencark – 6 – [8];  9. Matthew Miller – 28 – [9];  

 

Hobby Stock Heat 3 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Frank Magill – 05 – [2];  2. Tony Magill – 5 – [3];  3. Jonathan Koteles – 2K – [1];  4. Robert Betz – 22 – [4];  5. Cody Tokarski – 26T – [5];  6. James Huff – 83X – [7];  7. John Hollister – 121 – [6];  8. Rick Ours – 70 – [8];  9. Marc Corio – 14 – [9];   

 

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

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

1 – 5 – Kyle Lukon (184) – Burgettstown 

2 – 2 – Cole Petrelle (84) – Follansbee, WV 

3 – 1 – Zach Gunn (17G) – McDonald 

4 – 4 – Nico Dabecco (42) – Pittsburgh 

5 – 3 – Zach Morrow (5X) – Gibsonia 

6 – 7 – Travis Justice (23) – Millsboro, DE 

7 – 14 – Kassidy Kamicker (72B) – Aliquippa 

8 – 6 – Tony White (27T) – Aliquippa 

9 – 9 – Ben Policz (14B) – Rices Landing 

10 – 12 – Dave Gobel (20G) – Aliquippa 

11 – 10 – Bryan Hoffman (15H) – Imperial 

12 – 8 – Philip Bubeck (2) – Colliers, WV 

13 – 11 – Zach Crawford (C4) – McDonald 

14 – 13 – Chris Lander (18) – Burgettstown 

15 – 15 – DJ Nakutis (31N) – Pittsburgh

 

RUSH Late Model Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Kyle Lukon – 184 – [2];  2. Nico Dabecco – 42 – [1];  3. Zach Gunn – 17G – [6];  4. Travis Justice – 23 – [4];  5. Ben Policz – 14B – [7];  6. Zach Crawford – C4 – [8];  7. Chris Lander – 18 – [3];  8. DJ Nakutis – 31N – [5];  

 

RUSH Late Model Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Zach Morrow – 5X – [1];  2. Cole Petrelle – 84 – [5];  3. Tony White – 27T – [6];  4. Philip Bubeck – 2 – [4];  5. Bryan Hoffman – 15H – [7];  6. Dave Gobel – 20G – [2];  7. Kassidy Kamicker – 72B – [3];  

 

Vintage Modified Feature (15) – Laps 

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

Modifieds 

1 – 1 – Mark Hahn (14) – Middletown 

2 – 3 – Gene Wrightsman (10) – Enola 

3 – 5 – Fred Hildebrand (A) – Ruffsdale 

4 – 7 – Steve Longo (20) – Bradford 

5 – 9 – Hank Coles (47H) – North Hunington 

Sportsman 

6 – 2 – John Marks (34) – Middletown 

7 – 8 – Dale Zimmer (21W) – Erie 

8 – 4 – Dave Philips (02) – Franklin 

9 – 6 – Tom Warburton (31) – Connellsville 

 

Vintage Mod Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Dale Zimmer – 21W – [3];  2. John Marks – 34 – [2];  3. Dale Philips – 02 – [1];  4. Tom Warburton – 31 – [4];  

 

Vintage Mod Heat 2 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Mark Hahn – 14 – [3];  2. Gene Wrightsman – 10 – [1];  3. Hank Coles – 47H – [5];  4. Fred Hildenbrand – A – [2];  5. Steve Longo – 20 – [4];  

 

ADMAR Penn Ohio Pro Stock Feature (15) – Laps 

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

1 – 2 – Brian Huchko (60H) – McDonald 

2 – 3 – Nick Kocuba (10) – Burgettstown 

3 – 6 – Dale Tuche (310) – Cheswick 

4 – 1 – Jacob Billyk (4) – New Castle 

5 – 5 – Jackson Billyk (5) – New Castle 

6 – 7 – Joey Anderson (71) 

7 – 4 – Bill Robertson (1B) – Washington 

 

Pro Stock Heat 1 (8) – Laps 

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

  1. Brian Huchko – 60H – [1];  2. Nick Kocuba – 10 – [5];  3. Jacob Billyk – 4 – [3];  4. Bill Robertson – 1B – [7];  5. Jackson Billyk – 5 – [4];  6. Dale Tuche – 310 – [6];  7. Joey Anderson – 71 – [2];  

 

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

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

1 – 2 – Bill Tennant (2) – Colliers, WV 

2 – 3 – Lucas Weaver (11W) – California, PA 

3 – 4 – Derek Quigley (65Q) – Roscoe 

4 – 1 – Kyle Janas (81) – Coraopolis 

5 – 6 – Justin Pellegrini (29P) – Finleyville 

6 – 5 – Hemi Kineston (05) – Pittsburgh 

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

 

Open Four-Cylinder Heat 1 (6) – Laps 

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

  1. Bill Tennant – 2 – [7];  2. Lucas Weaver – 11W – [1];  3. Kyle Janas – 81 – [3];  4. Derek Quigley – 65Q – [4];  5. Hemi Kineston – 05 – [5];  6. Justin Pellegrini – 29P – [6];  7. Craig Rudolph – 5R – [2];   

 

All Ways Safe Young Guns Feature (8) – Laps 

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

1 – 2 – Travis Clark (05T) – Pittsburgh 

2 – 5 – Logan Koteles (5K) – Stockdale 

3 – 1 – Cameron Hollister (44) – McDonald 

4 – 4 – Sadie Snatchko (56) – Oakdale 

5 – 3 – Gavin Kokolis (91) – Oakdale 

The Young Guns DID NOT run a heat race