The Challenger Raceway, Indiana,Pa.
June 26,1999
By Chris Schaeffer

For Immediate Release:

On a hot and steamy night at the Jacksonville oval, the action was
equally hot. For the second time this season
the M.A.C.S.Late Models made a stop for a $3,000 to win 35 lap feature.
Cranberry Twp.'s Lynn Geisler
took home the big bucks.

It was a full Regular Show for all other divisions. Ralph Engel Jr.
nabbed the win in the Winged Super
Sprints. Ken Herman scored a career first feature win in the Coca-Cola
Mid-Eastern Modifieds. The Stewart
Bus Line Pure Stock winner was Joe Kelley, with Mark Olechovski scoring
the Strictly Stock win.

Jeff Weaver and Chris Strait brought the Super Winged Sprints
trackside for their 20 lap feature. On
the drop of the green, Weaver went a little hot into turn one, and
brought out the first of three cautions. With the field
realigned, Ralph Engel Jr. used his new start on the point to vault into
the lead. Engel was never seriously challenged
as he cruised to the win. Rod George in the Weikart #29 car had a good
run for second, with Mike Wagner( up from 13th),
Chris Strait, andSteve Kennawell rounding out the top five.
The sixth through tenth spots were filled by: Kevin Schaeffer (up from
11th), Daryl Stimeling, Charlie Holben,
Jim Kennedy, and Matt Wingard. The prelims were won by: The two #55's
Engel and Wagner.

Ken Herman scored a career first feature win in the Coca-Cola
Mid-Eastern Modifieds. Rich Logan grabbed the
lead at the drop of the green and maintained it through lap five. Jeff
Taylor took charge of the point for the next six
revolutions with Chuck Kennedy(up from 12th) slotting into second .
This left Herman and Logan to battle it out for
third. Kennedy overtook Taylor on lap 12 and began to pull away from the
field, but on the white flag lap Kennedy's
motor left go. As the field approached the checkers Herman slid by
Taylor to score his first ever win. He was followed to
the line by Taylor, Logan, Kenny Hall and Jim Fry. The bottom tier of
five included Jim Bertges, Paul Dominick, Carl McKinney, Rich
Womeldorf and Ryan Beyers. The Heat race winners were:Taylor and
Bob Rougeaux.
Joe Kelley continued his dominance of the Stewart Bus Line Pure
Stocks taking home another feature win. Kelley was followed
to the checkers by Chris Schneider in second, having his career best
finish to date. John Ponikvar nipped Rob Kosecki at the line for third
fourth respectively. Bill Lyons filled the fifth spot. Six through ten
went to: Randy Caldwell, Brian Jakosh, Rusty Martz, Greg Hauger,
and Rob Shook. The Heats went to: Kelley and Martz.
The Strictly Stock feature was captured by Mark Olechovski. He
was followed by John Mazey, Jason Fausnaught, Mike Hilla, and
Ray Mazzefero.

Sprint Feature: Ralph Engel, Rod George, Mike Wagner, Chris Strait,
Steve Kennawell, Kevin Schaeffer, Daryl Stimeling, Charlie Holben,
Jim Kennedy, Matt Wingard, Mary Ann Williams, Sheila Rankin, Jeff
Weaver, Scott Priester, Chuck Kirk, Mark Simpson.

July 3rd will be a Full Five Division Show plus P.C.T.C. Senior
Series and a Mechanics Race for Late Models.

Thank you for your cooperation and support:
Jack and Donna Lentz owners/promoters 1-724-726-5494
Chris Schaeffer press release

M.A.C.S. Late Models

A Main 35 Laps $3,000 to win

1. 1C Lynn Geisler Cranberry Twp., PA 2. 79 Dave Satterlee Rochester, PA
3. 42 Todd Andrews Eldred, PA
4. V2 Ron Davis Warren, PA 5. 83R Scott Rhodes Somerset, PA 6. 3 Dave
Scott Garland, PA
7. 5 Mike Blose New Bethleham, PA 8. 1K Gene Kain Johnstown, PA 9. W11
Rob Blair Centerville, PA
10. 11L Jeff Ferguson Brownfield, PA 11. 42B Scott Brodes Keyser, WV 12.
28 Ed Carley Freedom, NY
13. 31 Denny Chamberlin Lost Creek, WV 14. 33V Carl Billet York Haven,
PA 15. 15 Jason Carnahan Indiana, PA
16. 34B Bobby Bergtes Pittsburgh, PA 17. 13F Floyd Kline Marion Center,
PA 18. 01S Ron Slavic Lemont Furnace, PA
19. T3 Keith Zimmerman Titusville, PA 20. 14W Corey Conley Wellsburg, WV
21. M1 Mickey Wright Albion, PA
22. 1King Rob King Connellsville, PA 23. 55 Bob Wearing Jr. Renfrew, PA
24. 21B Bob Cessna Cherry Tree, PA

Started 24 cars
Lap Leaders:

Super Winged Sprints
1. #55 Ralph Engel Jr., Sewickley 2. #29Rod George,Kittanning 3. #55w
Mike Wagner, Harrisonville
4. #46 Chris Strait, Harrisonville 5. #66z Steve Kennawell,Hollidaysburg
6. #9 Kevin Schaeffer, Kittanning
7. #30 Daryl Stimeling, Lewistown 8. #42 Charlie Holben, Cabot 9. #7c
Jim Kennedy, Everett
10. #49 Matt Wingard, Johnstown

Started: 16 cars 20 laps 2 cautions
Lap Leaders: 1-20 Engel
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1- Engel; Heat 2- Wagner

Coca-Cola Mid-Eastern Modifieds Started: 21 cars
1. #12 Ken Herman, Connellsville 2. #3 Jeff Taylor, Saltsburg 3. #33
Rich Logan,Latrobe
4. #F7 Kenny Hall, Derry 5. #2J Jim Fry, Vienna,Ohio 6. #50 Jim Bertges,
7. #81 Paul Dominick, Hannastown 8. #6m Carl McKinney,Cranberry Twp. 9.
#2R Rich Womeldorf, Apollo
10. #19 Ryan Beyers, N.Apollo

Started: 21 cars
20 laps 6 cautions
Lap Leaders: 1-5 Logan; 6-11 Taylor 12-19 Kennedy; Lap 20 Herman
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1- Jeff Taylor Heat 2- Bob Rougeaux

Stewart Bus Line Pure Stocks
1. #66 Joe Kelley, Mt.Pleasant 2. #55 Chris Schneider, Tarentum 3. #16
John Ponikvar, Canonsburg
4. #36d Rob Kosecki, Leechburg 5. #03 Bill Lyons, Shelocta 6. #12 Randy
Caldwell, Sarver
7. #8 Brian Jakosh, Clarksburg 8. #16m Rusty Martz, Brookville 9. #1
Greg Hauger, Uniontown
10. #64 Rob Shook, Cheswick

Started: 21 cars
15 laps 1 caution
Lap Leaders: 1-12 Martz; 13-15 Kelley
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1- Kelley; Heat 2- Martz

Strictly Stocks and 4 Cylinders
1. #77 Mark Olechovski, Blairsville 2. #55 John Mazey, Boliver 3. #19
Jason Fausnaught, Bedford
4. #00 Mike Hilla Jr.,Bairdford 5. #73 Ray Mazzefero, Blairsville

Started: 21 cars
15 laps 3 cautions
Lap Leaders: 1-11 Fausnaught; 12-15 Olechovski

Pictures of the feature winners:
1. MACS Late model feature winner: 1C Lynn Geisler Cranberry Twp., PA
2. Coca-Cola Mid-Eastern Modified feature winner: 12 Ken Herman,
Connellsville, PA
3. Super Winged Sprints feature winner: 55 Ralph Engel Jr., Sewickley,
4. Stewart Bus Line Pure Stocks feature winner: 66 Joe Kelley,
Mt.Pleasant, PA
5. Strictly Stocks and 4 Cylinders feature winner: 77 Mark Olechovski,
Blairsville, PA