Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Results - 7th Annual Silver Cup Pick 'Em Contest
A varied field of cars comprised of the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse, western PA regulars, and a few independent travelers filled the pits at Lernerville Speedway for the 26th running of the Don Martin Memorial “Silver Cup”.
True to form, we were there to provide another one of our free special event contests to the fans as we hosted our 7th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Pick ‘Em contest. Our contestant count was down, as was the car count in the pits, but in both instances the heavy hitters still came to play.
Stefan Bleakney took the checkers as the winner of this year’s Pick ‘Em contest by a narrow four-point margin over second place despite only having 5/6 drivers enter the event. His winning total of 239 points is the closest anyone has ever come to a perfect night. The highest possible point combination this year would have resulted in 253 points. Stefan’s roster of drivers was composed of Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemenah, Brandon Spithaler and Logan Wagner. A $75 VISA gift card will be in the mail shortly to our newly-crowned 2017 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Pick ‘Em champion.
Finishing in the runner-up spot was Justin Ainsley, one of our regular players when it comes to special event Pick ‘Em contests. Justin experienced a similar fate as our winner as only 5/6 drivers showed. His driver roster included Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Carl Bowser. Jack Sodeman, Jr was his M.I.A. pick. For his efforts, Justin will receive a Silver Cup event tee shirt.
Coming home third and rounding out the podium was John Zeigler. Unlike the Top 2, John had all six of his driver picks enter the event, but it was not enough to garner the top spot at the end of the night. His picks consisted of David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, A.J. Flick and James McFadden. John will be the recipient of our 3rd place prize, a $15 Subway gift card.
Thanks to all players for entering this year’s edition of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Pick ‘Em. Please take a moment to recognize all of our sponsors as without them none of this would be possible. Be on the lookout for our Knoxville Nationals contest in less than a month. It is arguably our most prestigious Pick ‘Em event, and has boasted a large turnout each year.