HOMAK PENN OHIO PRO STOCKS EVENT AT PPMS FINDS WAYNE CARBO IN VICTORY LANE FOR THE WILLIE WHITE MEMORIAL $1,000 TO-WIN A MAIN & JOE STAJNRAJH JR WINS B FEATURE!
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August 6, 2017 (Sandy Lake, PA) Another great car count for the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series had 43 cars competing for the $1,000 prize in the Willie White Memorial event at PPMS on Saturday, August 5th with a $300 to-win B Feature. Wayne Carbo of Saxonburg, PA used home track advantage to park his #54 SS Chassis in victory lane after an impressive 20 lap battle in the A Main Feature capturing the $1,000 prize, while Joe Stajnrajh Jr. of Oil City, PA was victorious in the 12-lap B Feature.
Four heat races had the 43 drivers battling for the top five spots in each heat to advance to the A Main, with the top two participating in a redraw to determine starting position in a 6 lap dash. Heat race winners included substitute driver for Rob Shooks’ #64, Chris Shneider; Todd Weldon #45; substitute driver for Dave McManus’ #114, Daryl Charlier; and Carbo #54. Weldon also secured the dash win over Carbo, Andy Buckley #965, Jason Fosnaught #73, Schneider, Nick Kocuba #10, Charlier, and Danny Rich #67X.
Two B Mains gave drivers another chance to race their way to the feature event with the top two in each B Main advancing. B Main winners were Rusty Moore #17M and Brian Rhed #69R. Advancing as provisionals to make a 26 car field were Andy Poljack #36 for the track and Rusty Martz #16M for Penn Ohio.
Dash winner Weldon was to lead the 26 car field to the green, however Weldon did not start the feature event. As a result, Carbo took the pole position with Buckley beside him and led a field of 25 cars for the 20-lap Willie White Memorial event. Carbo would lead lap one, but a quick caution flew before more than one lap could be completed. Carbo would restart on the outside with Buckley on the inside while Fosnaught and Schneider followed in the third and fourth positions.
Carbo claimed lap two and would race with Buckley door-to-door swapping the lead for several laps. Schneider battled with the leaders to make exciting three-wide racing action for the fans. On lap 9, Charlier drove past Buckley and Schneider claiming the runner-up spot with one lap later taking over the lead from Carbo. Schneider held onto third moving Buckley to fourth. Charlier wasn’t able to maintain the lead for long as mechanical issues had him bringing out the second caution of the race on lap 11 and retiring to the pits.
Before lap 12 could be completed, another caution flag would fly for spinning cars in turns 3 and 4. The field regrouped with Carbo choosing the outside line putting Schneider on the inside followed by Buckley and Danny Rich #67X. Carbo and Schneider put on a great show with a door-to-door battle and just when Schneider made the winning move over Carbo, the final caution of the 20-lap event would fly on lap 17. The battle behind the leaders was also heating up between Buckley and ninth-starter, Bobby Whitling #7W for the third spot.
Carbo again used the outside line to lead the pack for the remaining two laps. At the checkers, Carbo edged Schneider by .286 seconds. Buckley captured the third spot over Whitling, while Andrew Gordon #25 finished an impressive fifth after restarting at the tail for his involvement in a lap 11 caution. Bob Schwartzmiller #28S finished in sixth followed by Danny Rich, Nick Kocuba, Randy Wyant #11T, and Joel Johns #M5 to round out the top 10.
Fans were treated to an additional feature for those drivers who did not qualify for the A Main event. Jamie Duncan #67J and Jackson Humanic #17 led the field to the green for the 12-lap race. Duncan held the lead while Humanic, Noah Brunell #31, and Joe Stajnrajh Jr. crossed the line three-wide in a battle for second. However, racing action slowed for a caution.
Duncan restarted the race with Stajnrajh by his side. By the completion of lap 2, Stajnrajh took over the lead and would be uncontested for the remaining non-stop green laps. Stajnrajh’s #04 Farm Boys Chassis is sponsored by R&R Garage, Les Frickshun, ATS, Bish Heating & Cooling, and Blood Therapy. Duncan finished in the runner up spot followed by Brunell, Jacob Billyk #4 and Mark Lee #25L.
Contingency prizes awarded went to: Wayne Carbo #54, Hoosier Tire from Precise Racing & Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic; Bill Hurrelbrink #c8, American Racer Tire from Lias Tire; Rusty Martz #16M advancing 13 positions in the first feature, $50 Hard Charger from Shaffer’s Auto & Exhaust; Noah Brunell #31, $25 Certificate from Big Daddy’s Speed Center; Randy Wyant #11T, racing rim from SS Chassis; Andrew Gordon #25, $100 certificate Close Racing Products; Andy Buckley #965, case of oil from Les Frickshun; Rod Laskey #1R, $75 certificate Genesis Shocks; Bobby Heim, $50 certificate from Schoenfeld Headers; Bill Hurrelbrink #c8, $25 certificate from ARbodies; Daryl Charlier #114, $25 certificate from Big Daddy’s; Jacob Billyk #4, $25 certificate from Wedge Motorsports; Jeff Broniczewski #08, $25 gift card from Precise Racing Products; Bill Robertson #1B, spray cleaner from Precise Racing Products; Chris Schneider#64, hood scoop from Dirt Defender; Wayne Carbo #54, wheel cover from Dirt Defender.
The next Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series event is Sunday, August 20th at Tri City Raceway Park.
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Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series, PPMS, “Willie White Memorial”, August 5, 2017, 20 laps, A Feature finishing order: (1) *Wayne Carbo #54; (2) *Chris Schneider #64 for Rob Shook ; (3) *Andy Buckley #965 (4) *Bobby Whitling #7W; (5) *Andrew Gordon #7W; (6) *Bob Schwartzmiller #28S; (7) Danny Rich #67X; (8) *Nick Kocuba #10; (9) *Randy Wyant #11T; (10) Joel Johns #M5 ; (11) *Bill Hurrelbrink #c8; (12) *Rusty Martz #16M; (13) Steve D’Apolito #84; (14) Jason Fosnaught #73; (15) Eric Piotrowski #7; (16) Joey Koteles #33; (17) Cam Kraisinger #47; (18) *Bobby Heim #92; (19) *Brian Rhed #69R; (20) Daryl Charlier #114 for Dave McManus; (21) *Bill Robertson #1B; (22) *Jeff Broniszewski #08; (23) *Rod Laskey #1R; (24) *AJ Poljak #36; (25) *Rusty Moore #17M; DNS-Todd Weldon #45
Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series, PPMS, “Willie White Memorial”, August 5, 2017, 12 laps, B Feature finishing order: (1) *Joe Stajnrajh Jr. #04; (2) Jamie Duncan 67J; (3) Noah Brunell #31 (4) *Jacob Billyk #4; (5) Mark Lee #25L; (6) Robert Betz #81; (7) *Ryan Moyer #13X; (8) Jim Fosnaught #20J; (9) Troy Norman #19N; (10) Jarrod Westover #W1 ; (11) Jackson Humanic #17; DNS Curt Bish #00; Fuzzy Fields #28; Ricky Steigerwald #4S; Heath Close #77; DNQ-Russ Byler #06R; Leigh Wheeler #717