On another beautiful Friday evening at the Lernerville Speedway, Brian Swartzlander and Joe Kelley each padded their career leading win totals in their respective divisions, while Carl Bowser cruised to his fifth victory of the season in the Sprint Cars. A new winner emerged in the Super Late Models, as Matt Lux held off all challengers in the Jim Detman #111.
Krummert grabbed the early lead with Regalski taking 2nd. 3rd starting Steve Feder found misfortune on lap 3 as he slid high off turns 1 and 2 while pressuring Regalski for 2nd, and would eventually fall to back of the field.
The first caution flew on lap 5 for Rodney Beltz stopping on the backstretch. Krummert once again showed the way on the restart. Brian Swartzlander proved strong on the outside as he made his way into 2nd around Regalski, and then began putting heat on Krummert for the lead in the following laps. On lap 9, Swartzlander used the momentum off the top side to overtake Krummert down the backstretch.
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Last week's winner Mat Willamson was on the move as he challenged Reglaski for 3rd, but was unable to make the pass for several laps. By lap 12, 9th starting Rex King Jr entered the battle for 3rd and quickly dispatched both Regalski and Wiliamson for the position.
Up front, Swartzlander continued to ride the cushion to hold the advantage over Krummert, while King Jr began to close on both. Jeff Miller went up in smoke on lap 15 to bring out the second caution of the feature. During this caution, 4th running Williamson went pitside with ignition issues, ending his string of impressive finishes this season.
Swartzlander's victory snapped a streak of mechanical failures for the Leechburg driver, as it was his first win since June 5th.