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PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
IMPERIAL, PA.. With lightning on the horizon, B.A. Malcuit of
Strasburg, OH stormed to his third Late Model win of the season Saturday at
Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Al Atallah of Carnegie tied Ron
O'Patchin's Spectator Stock record of eight wins in one season by capturing the
Schneider Truck 20 lap Special. Wayne Tessean of Austintown, OH drove to
his fourth straight M. Stahl E-Modified main event. Emsworth's Tom
Schirnhofer found victory lane for the third time in the Limited Late Models,
and Bill Capo of Carnegie collected his first Amateur Stock win.
After a first lap caution for Rick Dawson, the Late Model feature went
25-laps non-stop. Malcuit took the lead from the pole with Doug Crawford
shadowing his every move. Further back in the pack Davey Johnson and last
week's winner, Doug Dodd, were beginning to make their presence felt.Johnson
moved by Lou Bradich for third on lap 16 as Malcuit and Crawford remained first
and second. Dodd had moved from twelfth to fifth but could advance no
further without a caution. Johnson closed quickly on Crawford over the
last five circuits, but settled for third. Malcuit made the right moves
through traffic and maintained a five car length advantage to the checkered
flag. Crawford was the runner-up for the sccond week in a row.Bradich and
Dodd completed the top five. Steve Baker, Ben Miley, Bill Knepper, Mike
Cecere and Dawson rounded out the top ten. Dodd was the Monarch Oil Hard
Charger. Dennis Curry and Baker won the heat races.
The Schneider Truck Spectator Stock 20 lived up to its billing.
Greenawald led the first lap before Rich Apolito took the upper hand.
Rich and Al Atallah soon began pressuring Apolito. Rich moved to the point
on lap eight with Atallah following him to second. Finally with five laps
go, Atallah unseated "The Danimal" for the top spot. As the
waved, Rich made one last charge and passed Atallah for the lead on the
outside exiting turn two. As the duo charged to the finish, Rich drifted high
and brushed the wall in turn four with Atallah moving back in front for his
third straight win. Rich, Apolito, Pat Weldon and Greenawald rounded out
top five. Six through ten were: Rick Armstrong, Monarch Oil Hard Charger
Doug Foster, Daryl Robinson, Neal Isiminger and A.J. Poljak. Atallah and
Rich captured the heat races, while the LJ's Video Dash went to Apolito.
After starting last in the 17-car field, Wayne Tessean took the lead on
five of the caution filled M. Stahl E-Modified feature. Once in front
Tessean pulled away for his fourth consecutive victory. Scott Stiffler,
Matejka, Jeff Haefke and D.J. Miller were second through fifth respectively.
Rich Stiffler, Jeff Broniszewski, Ralph Hysong Jr., Dale Fuller and Bobby
Watt completed the top ten. Monarch Oil Hard Charger Tessean and Rich
Stiffler were the heat race winners.
Tom Schirnhofer overhauled Rick Heim for the lead on lap eight of the
Limited Late Model feature and left no doubt in collecting the convincing
win. Heim was second, Jim Stephans third, Len Dobrosielski fourth and Pete
Loria fifth. Dave Wade was sixth, Brandon Wearing seventh, John Pavlick
eighth, Willie White ninth and Bob Damron tenth. Wade and Stephans won the
heat races, Dobrosielski came from twelfth to be the Monarch Oil Hard Charger.
Bill Capo beat Bob Schwartzmiller, Mike Mixter, Mike McKee and Cory Boyd
for his first Amateur Stock victory.
This Saturday, August 7th, is bike races for kids 12 and under.
participants must have a helmet. The Late Models, Limited Late Models, M.
Stahl E-Modifieds, Schneider Truck Spectator Stocks and Amateur Stocks will
all be in action. Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7pm. For more
information call (724) 853-RACE.
PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY SUMMARY (7/31/99)
LATE MODELS: HEAT RACE WINNERS: Dennis Curry & Steve Baker.
FEATURE: 1. B.A. Malcuit, Strasburg OH 2. Doug Crawford, Castle Shannon 3.Davey
Johnson, Greensburg 4. Lou Bradich, Chester WV 5. Doug Dodd, Cambridge OH 6.
Steve Baker 7. Ben Miley 8. Bill Knepper 9. Mike Cecere 10. Rick Dawson
11. Ricky Thomas 12. Jim Lepro 13. Andy Koteles 14. Bob Moskey 15. Ed Dunn 16.
Jim Zarin 17. Dennis Curry 18. Butch D'Antonio 19. Steve Fife 20. Joe Campbell
(DNS) Rody Exposito.
LIMITED LATE MODELS: HEAT RACE WINNERS: Dave Wade & Jim Stephans.
FEATURE (TOP TEN): 1. Tom Schirnhofer, Emsworth 2. Rick Heim, Pittsburgh 3.
Jim Stephans, Pittsburgh 4. Len Dobrosielski, Kennedy Twp. 5. Pete Loria,
Castle Shannon 6. Dave Wade 7. Brandon Wearing 8. John Pavlick 9. Willie
White 10. Bob Damron.
M. STAHL E-MODIFIEDS: HEAT RACE WINNERS: Wayne Tessean & Rich Stiffler.
FEATURE (TOP TEN): 1. Wayne Tessean, Austintown OH 2. Scott Stiffler, Niles
OH 3. Russ Matejka, Monaca 4. Jeff Haefke, Austintown OH 5. D.J. Miller,
Hookstown 6. Rich Stiffler 7. Jeff Broniszewski 8. Ralph Hysong Jr. 9. Dale
Fuller 10. Bobby Watt.
SCHNEIDER TRUCK SPECTATOR STOCKS: HEAT RACE WINNERS: Al Atallah &
Danny Rich. DASH WINNER: Rich Apolito.
FEATURE (TOP TEN): 1. Al Atallah, Carnegie 2.Danny Rich, Imperial 3. Rich
Apolito, Carnegie 4. Pat Weldon, Monongahela 5. Dave Greenawald, South
Fayette 6. Rick Armstrong 7. Doug Foster 8. Daryl Robinson 9. Neal Isiminger
10. A.J. Puljak.