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ROARING KNOB RACEWAY PARK
By Judy Gower
MARKLEYSBURG, PA. . . .The driving skills of Bob Wearing Jr., Renfrew, were put
to the test as he narrowly defeated three time winner, Tom Myers, in the
thrilling Mid Season Championship late model feature Sunday at Roaring Knob
Raceway Park. Other 4th of July, Mid-season feature winners were Larry
Kugel, E. Liverpool, OH in the E-Mods, Wayne Jordan, Dilliner (Pure Stocks), and
John Cogar Sr,, Fairmont, WV (Dwarf Cars).
Current points leader Wearing and D. J. Myers led the field to the
green with Wearing jumping out into the early lead and D. J. settling in
right behind. Fifth starting Tom Myers blasted by Jeff Thomas and
VanMeter, and he quickly began to apply the pressure on son D. J. for the
second spot. As Wearing continued to lead, the duo behind him raced
other hard until Myers was finally able to complete the pass around his son
on the eleventh circuit. As if that battle wasn't exciting enough, Myers then
set his sights on Wearing, and began to close in for what turned out to be an
even more thrilling second half of the race. For the remaining laps
and Myers put on an awesome display of driving around the Markleysburg oval.
Myers tried the inside, and then the outside, pulling even with Wearing
after lap; but Wearing never faltered, and the two never touched.
held on for the close win, his first of the season at the Knob. Following
the checker, gentleman Myers gave a classy "thumbs up" to
Wearing for the
great race. Third went to D.J. Myers, with VanMeter driving a steady race
for fourth and Thomas was fifth. Sixth through ten were Chris Conner, Dave
Troutman, Andy Fries, Garry Sisson and Jim Frost. The two heat race
winners were Wearing and D. J. Myers.
Wayne Jordan increased his points lead, and upped his win total to
four, by remaining in front throughout the caution-filled Mid Season
Championship race for the Pure Stocks. Jim Bendishaw ran second
during the early stages before Jack Rosenberger was able to get by.
Rosenberger held on to take the runner-up spot over Bendishaw, Marshall Coleman
and Brian Taylor. Completing the top ten were Joe Fullerton, Steve Sickles,
Scott Herring,Mike Kepple, and Keith Regan. Heat winners were Jordan, Bob
Medved, and Bendishaw.
Larry Kugel took off with the lead, and survived
several early cautions
during the E-Mod feature, to become the third points leader to win his Mid
Season Championship race. Ron Clevenger was second with rookie Bobby Watt
third, D. J.Troutman, fourth and Charles Cochran, fifth. Newcomers Mike
Ross, Greg Wilt and Dana McIntyre were sixth, seventh and eighth while Renee
Dean finished ninth, and Buck Goodwin completed the top ten. Clevenger and
Kugel won the heats.
The pressure was on for current points leader John
Cogar to wrap up the
evening's racing with a win. Cogar showed he was up to the challenge as he
too led every lap of the Dwarf Car main giving him four wins on the year.
Second through fifth were Barclay, Greg Shingleton, Jeff Davis and Eric Hay. The
remainder of the top ten were Ron Nestor, W. L. Stile, Lynn Knepper, Tom Showman
and Dave Full. Heat winners were Jeff Barclay and Cogar.
Sunday, July 11, is Banner Day at Roaring Knob Raceway
Park along with
regular racing for the Ken Nicholson and 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 set to begin
promptly at 5pm.
For additional information call (724) 3290306 or (724) 329-8196.
ROARING KNOB RACEWAY PARK SUMMARY
Ken Nicholson and Sons Lumber Co. Late Models:
Heat Winners - Bob Wearing Jr., D. J. Myers
Feature - BOB WEARING JR., Tom Myers, D. J. Myers, Bill VanMeter, Jeff
Thomas, Chris Conner, Dave Troutman, Andy Fries, Garry Sisson, Jim Frost, Ron
Reese, Rob King
Caney Valley Marine E-Mods:
Heat Winners - Ron Clevenger, Larry Kugel
Feature - LARRY KUGEL, Ron Clevenger, Bobby Watt, D. J. Troutman, Charles
Cochran, Mike Ross, Greg Wilt, Dana McIntyre, Renee Dean, Buck Goodwin, Paul
Craft, Todd Dennis
Country Charm Pure Stocks:
Heat Winners - Wayne Jordan, Bob Medved, Jim Bendishaw
Feature - WAYNE JORDAN, Jack Rosenberger, Jim Bendishaw, Marshall Coleman,
Brian Taylor, Joe Fullerton, Steve Sickles, Scott Herring, Mike Kepple, Keith
Regan, Mick Slaubaugh, Al Jenkins, Bob Nelson, Rich Apolito, Mike Jones, Scott
Spade, Jason Gibbs, Chuck Capana, Chuck Bloom, Bob Medved
Stone House Restaurant Dwarf Cars:
Heat Winners - Jeff Barclay, John Cogar Sr.
Feature - JOHN COGAR SR., Jeff Barclay, Greg Shingleton, Jeff Davis, Eric
Hay, Ron Nestor, W. L.Stile, Lynn Knepper, Tom Showman, Dave Full