Rick’s Racing Roundup: Brookville’s Fleming Returns to Victory Lane at Lernerville


Plenty of special shows highlighted the action this past weekend as the local racing season starts to wind down.

(Photo: Will Fleming of Brookville returned to victory lane over the weekend at Lernerville. Photo by Rick Rarer)

The ULMS Late Model Series was back in town and were part of a strong super late model field at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Friday evening. Mike Pegher kept his recent hot streak alive by holding off local favorite Max Blair to win the Mark O’Donnell Memorial worth over three thousand dollars.

There will be no racing at Thunder Mountain Speedway this weekend but the Brookville oval will be back in full force the following week with the two-day Thunderfest featuring two big super late model shows on Friday and Saturday. The Ultimate Late Model Series will invade both nights with $4,000 going to the winner on Friday. Then on Saturday, the winner of the Stephanie Eckl Memorial will take home $7,000.

It was another action-packed Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway where the Penn-Ohio Stock Car Series headlined the show. Chris Schneider defended his home turf scoring the $1,500 win in the Penn-Ohio feature event over a field of more than 50 cars. In the RaceSaver 305 sprint car feature, it was Will Fleming of Brookville who made his return to victory lane by scoring his second win of the 2019 campaign.

There will be no racing at Lernerville Speedway this weekend as the Kenny Wallace dirt racing experience will be at the track. You can get more info on that at Kenny’s website dirtracewithkenny.com Racing will resume at Lernerville the following week when the World of Outlaws make their second and final appearance of the season at the track for the annual Commonwealth Clash. The RaceSaver 305 sprints will also be in action for this event.

The 410 sprint cars made their final appearance of the season at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and Carl Bowser continued his dominance of the monster half mile with another convincing win.

The RUSH wingless sprints will be in action the next two Saturdays at Pittsburgh before the track’s biggest race of the season, the 31st annual Pittsburgher gets underway on October 4 and 5. This year’s edition will feature the Lucas Oil Super Late Model Series with 20,000 dollars on the line.

The super late models made a popular return to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, Saturday night where Max Blair of Titusville took home the $5,000 top prize. On October 4, the late models will be back when the Lucas Late Model Series visits to close out the season with a big $12,000 to win show.

It was a good weekend for Titusville's Max Blair who scored a win and runner up finish over the weekend. Photo by Rick Rarer

It was a good weekend for Titusville’s Max Blair who scored a win and runner up finish over the weekend. Photo by Rick Rarer

Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions spent the weekend in southern Ohio at Atomic Speedway for three nights of action.

James McFadden of Australia scored wins on Thursday and Friday driving for former NASCAR star Kasey Kahne. Defending champion Aaron Reutzel would return to victory lane on Saturday night where he took home over$ 13,000 for winning the Dean Knittel Memorial. It was announced next year’s event will pay over $15,000 to the winner.

This weekend the All-Stars will invade Central Pennsylvania one last time as they venture back to Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and then back to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. On Sunday the series will invade Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland for the first time since 1983. After this weekend just one All-Star race will remain and that will be at Eldora Speedway. Following Saturday’s action the 2019 champion will be crowned.

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About Rick

Rick Rarer, a Franklin resident, is the owner of Racestud.com and SprintCarNews.com. He has been covering racing for 19 years, taking racing photos for 14 years, and has covered races at over 100 tracks in 15 states. Most recently, Rick won the Bill Steinbach Media Award at the Lernerville Speedway Annual Awards Banquet


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