ANDREW GORDON PICKS UP HIS FIFTH HOMAK PENN OHIO SERIES WIN IN 2018 – SWEEPS MCKEAN COUNTY FAMILY RACEWAY FALL INVITATIONAL FRIDAY & SATURDAY!
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2018 (Sandy Lake, PA) McKean County Family Raceway’s Fall Invitational found 23 stocks participating in Friday’s portion of the event and 30 stocks racing in Saturday’s Penn Ohio Series event. Finding victory lane both nights to sweep the Fall Invitational was Penn Ohio standout Andrew Gordon in his #25 Ford. Saturday’s win marked Gordon’s fifth visit to the Homak Penn Ohio victory lane in 2018.
Leigh Wheeler #717 and 2017 Homak Penn Ohio Point Champion, Bobby Whitling #7W, led the 26 car field to the green for the 25 lap feature event. Wheeler and Whitling entered turn 1 and 2 with Whitling sliding high, allowing Wheeler to get the edge and lead lap 1. Whitling found the middle groove on lap 2 and made the pass off turn 2 to capture the lead. Whitling maintained the top spot through lap traffic with Wheeler in tow followed by Paul Davis #3 and Luke RutSky #22R. The first of four caution flags would fly on lap 14 for a single car spin in turn 1.
The Delaware restart found Whitling in the front with Wheeler and Davis in row 2, Gordon and Rutsky in row 3. A second caution would quickly fly before completing lap 15, resulting in a single file restart. Lap 15 found Whitling leading over Wheeler, Davis, Gordon, and Rutsky. A third caution on lap 15 for a three car pileup in turn 1 and 2 had Rod Laskey #1R exiting to the pits. The restart found Gordon making the pass on Davis and Wheeler to take the runner up spot on lap 16. Whitling was pulling away with a sizable lead but found himself dealing with lap traffic around lap 20, allowing Gordon to close the gap. On lap 23, Gordon used lap traffic to his advantage making the winning pass, and despite one last caution held on for his fifth Homak Penn Ohio Series victory in the 2018 season. Whitling was second over Davis, John Boardman #777 in fourth, and Wheeler in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Chris Schneider #55, Rustky, Chris McGuire #63, Jason Fosnaught #73, and Rob Shook #64. Heat race winners were Whitling, Schneider, Boardman and Rutsky. B Main winner was Ted Mascho #88.
Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series, McKean County Family Raceway, 25 laps, September 29, 2018 Finishing order: 1- *Andrew Gordon (25); 2- *Bobby Whitling (7W); 3- *Paul Davis (3); 4- John Boardman (777), 5- *Leigh Wheeler (717); 6- *Chris Schneider (55); 7- *Luke Rutsky (22R); 8- *Chris McGuire (63); 9- *Jason Fosnaught (73); 10- *Rob Shook (64); 11- *Jeff Broniszewski (08); 12- *Tyler Thompson (T2); 13- Dennis Asel (0); 14- *Jamie Duncan (67J); 15- Richard Wojtowicz Jr. (22W); 16- *Jesse Brock (22B); 17- *Gary Fisher (99F); 18- Jason Dobson (75); 19- Zack Gustafson (93); 20- *Kyle Couchenour (299); 21- *Rod Laskey (1R); 22- *Terry Wheeler (2W); 23- Ted Mascho (88); 24- Brad Curran Jr (17C); 25- *Scott Freer (38); 26- *Pat Fielding (17M) DNQ – Randy Taylor (10T); Justin Pratt (11P); Tim Schram (1s); Jacob Billyk (4)
Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series contingency prizes were awarded to the following drivers:
Hoosier Tire presented by Precise Racing Products –Andrew Gordon #25A
American Racer Tire presented by Lias Tire –Chris McGuire #63
Homak Hand Carry Tool Box – Chris Schneider #55
Close Racing $100 Certificate – Pat Fielding #17M
Genesis Shocks $75 certificate – Rod Laskey #1R
ARbodies $25 certificate – Jesse Brock #22B
Big Daddy’s $25 certificate – Andrew Gordon #25
Big Daddy’s $25 Certificate – Scott Freer #38
Wedge Motorsports $25 certificate – Paul Davis #3
Wedge Motorsports $25 Certificate – Terry Wheeler #2W
Wedge Motorsports $25 Certificate – Chris McGuire #63
Wedge Motorsports $25 Certificate – Jamie Duncan #67J
Precise Racing $25 gift card – Jason Fosnaught #73
Dirt Defender Product – Jacob Billyk #4
Precise Racing products – Tyler Thompson #T2
Admax Certificate – Leigh Wheeler #717 and Kyle Couchenour #299
The Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series will be back in action on Friday, October 5th at Mercer Raceway Park for the Little Guy Nationals and Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th at PPMS for the Pittsburgher 100. Drivers have the option of which event to participate.
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