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ROARING KNOB RACEWAY PARK
By Judy Gower
MARKLEYSBURG, PA...Late model rookie Bill VanMeter, of Cumberland, MD,
measured up to the competition Sunday, by notching his career first win at
Roaring Knob Raceway Park. Larry Kugel, East Liverpool, OH collected
sixth E-Mod win, while Scott Herring, Somerset won the Pure Stock feature,
and Eric Hay out of Bakersville was victorious in the Dwarf Cars.
The luck of the draw put VanMeter on the point, and he jumped out to
a commanding lead that suddenly evaporated when the caution waved on the
eighth circuit. A second yellow and subsequent restart put Winchester, VA
invader Andy Anderson right on his tail. Anderson pressured VanMeter for
several laps, but a determined VanMeter was able to muster some breathing
room in the final stages of the race, and he went on to pick up his first
ever win. Anderson was second, with Bob Wearing Jr. a close third.
week's winner Jeff Thomas wound up fourth, and Rob King completed the race in
fifth. D.J. Myers was the heat race winner.
Quint Milburn led the first three laps of the E-Mod feature, but he
slid high and newcomer Scott Gunn powered by to take over the front.
Meanwhile, current points leader Larry Kugel, had manuevered his way into
second from the rear of the field, and he shadowed Gunn's every move for the
next six circuits before attempting what turned out to be his winning pass.
He then cruised to his fourth straight win at the Knob. Gunn held on
for second with Brent Trimble third, Milburn, fourth and visiting Mark Flick,
fifth. The heat race winners were Kugel and Ron Clevenger.
Marshall Coleman was in command for the first four laps of the Pure
Stock feature before Scott Herring and Scott Spade were both able to get
The threesome, all vying for their first win at the Knob, ran nose
for the remaining laps, but at the checker it was Herring in a close one over
Spade, Coleman, Jim Bendishaw and Pat Weldon. Winners of the three heat
races were Wayne Jordan, Joe Fullerton and Jim Byers.
Eric Hay stayed in front of runnerup John Mollick the entire distance
netting him his second Dwarf Car feature of the season at Roaring Knob.
Nailing down the third spot was Greg Shingleton while Terry Hall came from
twelfth to fourth . Lynn Knepper completed the top five, and John Cogar
and Mollick were the heat race winners.
Racing continues at Roaring Knob Raceway Park on Sunday, July 25 with
a regular program of Ken Nicholson & Sons Lumber Late Models, Caney Valley
Marine E-Mods, Country Charm Pure Stocks, and Stone House Restaurant Dwarf Cars.
Gates open at 3PM with racing at 5PM. For additional information call
(724) 329-0306 or (724) 329-8196.
ROARING KNOB RACEWAY PARK SUMMARY
Ken Nicholson & Sons Lumber Late Models:
Heat Race Winner: D.J. Myers
Feature: BILL VANMETER, Andy Anderson, Bob Wearing Jr., Jeff Thomas, Rob
King, Dennis Curry, D.J. Myers
Caney Valley Marine E-Mods:
Heat Race Winners: Larry Kugel, Ron Clevenger
Feature: LARRY KUGEL, Scott Gunn, Brent Trimble, Quint Milburn, Mark
Ray Johnson, Ron Clevenger, Vince Laboon, Buck Goodwin, Chris Booher, Paul
Craft, Renee Dean
Country Charm Pure Stocks:
Heat Race Winners: Wayne Jordan, Joe Fullerton, Jim Byers
Feature: SCOTT HERRING, Scott Spade, Marshall Coleman, Jim Bendishaw, Pat
Weldon, Bart Tressler, Jim Byers, Wayne Jordan, Steve Sickles, Jack
Rosenberger, Mike Kepple, Chuck Capana, Mike Jones, Jason Gibbs, Keith Regan,Bob
Nelson, Joe Fullerton, Brian Taylor, Tom Durst, Don Groves (DNS)
Stone House Restaurant Dwarf Cars:
Heat Race Winners: John Cogar, John Mollick
Feature: ERIC HAY, John Mollick, Greg Shingleton, Terry Hall, Lynn
John Cogar, Jeff Barclay, Ron Nestor, W. L. Stiles, Bill Vargo, Bobby
Kimball, Billy Boo Bauer, Ned Greeneltch, Dave Full, K.R. Bridges (DNS)