Markleysburg, PA (September 11) Jamie Lathroum from Mechanicsville, MD was the winner of the 13th Annual King of the Knob event at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on Saturday night. He earned $5,000 for his winning drive in the event sanctioned by the UFo Race Championship.
Four qualifying heats were run for the 37 car field. Doug Horton was the winner of Heat 1 from the second starting position. Greg Fetters took the win in Heat 2, from the pole position. Heat 3 went to Jeremy Miller from sixth starting spot. From seventh on the grid, Jamie Lathroum advanced to win Heat 4. Two B-Mails were run, and were won by Matt Gaston and Tim Senic.
The draw for starting positions for the annual King of the Knob Championship race found Chuck Clise and Doug Horton getting front row positions for the Area 51-lap UFo event. Clise took the lead from the start, holding off the challenge of Horton. The first of the four caution periods in the 51-lap race came on lap 8, when Scott Rhodes rolled to a stop with suspension damage. The field was bunched for the restart, but the caution flew immediately as Keith Jackson slowed with problems.
Back to racing, Horton got a good run at Clise and made the pass to take the lead on lap 9. The next caution came with 14 laps complete, when Tim Senic spun on the front stretch. On this attempted restart, Clise and Matt Gaston tangled to trigger a multi-car incident. This caution period would be the final one of the event.
Eighth starting Jamie Lathroum had worked his way up to second at this point, and on the restart he forged past Horton to become the new leader on lap 15. Tenth starting Jared Miley settled into second, with ninth starting Jeremy Miller right behind in third. Past halfway, the leaders were battling race traffic with each other. As the laps were winding down, Lathroum's car started smoking. But he made it to the checkered flag to take the win over Miley and Miller. From 20th starting spot, Doug Dodd charged forward to finish fourth, and earned the Pass-Maximum award, presented by Bernheisel Race Components and Lazer Chassis. Jared Hawkins was fifth, after starting 12th. L.C. Powers advanced from 22nd to finish sixth, as Jack Pencil, Greg Fetters, Chad McClellan, and Horton rounded out the top ten.
Chad McClellan was able to build on his point lead in the UFo Race Championship point standings. His lead in the Series points was two points entering the night of racing. Despite having to run a backup car in the main event, he was helped by the fact that his main challengers in the points, Keith Barbara and John Mollick, both needed provisional starting spots in the main, giving them no chance to earn additional points. His lead is now 19 points over Barbara, with Mollick 12 points behind Barbara in third. Tommy Beck is fourth in points, with Danny Mitchell, Jared Miley, Doug Horton, Jared Hawkins, Chuck Harper, and Jim Kutas filling the top ten.
Two races remain in the 2010 UFo Race Championship. The next event will be on Saturday, September 18, at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, for the running of the annual Pittsburgher, with the winner of the 66-lap event set to earn $7,000. The UFo season concludes on Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9, as The Ultimate finds a new home at Roaring Knob.
The UFo Race Championship is an event marketing alliance among supertracks in the Pennova region (Western PA-Northern WV-Northeastern OH). Participating speedways present their own championship Super Late Model events under the UFo banner throughout the season using common tech and procedure rules with a year-end, group funded, point bonus for the top finishing drivers on the tour. Eligible tracks are within the three hour travel distance of the central point of Washington, PA.
The UFo Race Championship Tour is proudly sponsored by Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, PA, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic with distributors in Saxonburg, PA, Roaring Springs PA and Finksburg, MD and Townsend Gas and Oil of Homer City, PA. 100% of their points fund sponsorship will be given to the top point standing drivers in prize money and awards. More information on these sponsors may be found at http://www.hoosiermidatlantic.com, http://www.americanraceronline.com, and http://www.townsendgasoil.com. 2010 Contingency awards are provided by Bernheisel Race Components and Lazer Chassis. Information on their products may be found at http://www.bernheiselracecars.com.
Complete information on the UFo Race Championship may be found at http://www.uforacechampionship.com. Dog Hollow Speedway is located east of Indiana, PA off US 422 on PA 403 at Strongstown. The track phone is 814-948-6812 and promoter phone is 814-948-4252. The track website is http://www.dog-hollow.net.
Mercer Raceway Park is located just north of Mercer, PA off US 19 on Fairground Road. The track website is http://www.mercerracewaypark.com, race day phone 724-662-1310 and office phone 724-964-9300. Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is located just west of Pittsburgh off US 22/30 at Imperial, PA off the Noblestown exit. The track website is http://www.ppms.com, office phone 412-279-7223 and race day phone 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393.
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located east of Farmington, PA off US 40. Website information may be obtained at http://www.roaringknob.com, with office phone for Oval Track Promotions of 410-857-3821 and race day phone 724-329-0306. Thunder Valley Raceway is located off PA 160 and US 30 at Central City, PA on Shade Church Road. The track website is http://www..thundervalleyraceway.com, race day phone 814-754-8090 and office phone 301-733-3688.
Tyler County Speedway is located south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Tyler County Speedway is located south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. The track website is http://www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. with race day phone 304-758-2660 and phones for Circle Track Management Group of 304-483-2536, 304-758-4426, 304-758-5186 and 304-904-0021.
2010 UFo Race Championship Schedule
Subject to additions and modifications
RACEceviers required at PPMS, Roaring Knob,Lernerville, Tyler Co and Dog Hollow.
Transponders Required at PPMS. Rentals available at the tracks.
Saturday, March 27 / Mercer Raceway Park / Chiller Thriller / 41 laps / $2,500 won by Mike Knight
Saturday, April 17 / Tyler County Speedway / Topless 51 / 51 laps / $5,000 won by Paul Wilmoth, Jr
Saturday, May 15 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / F-2 Shockwave / 2-22 laps / $3,000 total won by Mark Banal and John Mollick
Saturday, June 12 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / Laurel Highlander / 38 laps / $2,500 won by Mel Minnick
Saturday, July 3 / Tyler County Speedway / Earl Hill Championship / 51 laps / $5,000 won by Jared Hawkins
Sunday, July 11 / Dog Hollow Speedway / Revolution 2010 / 44 laps/ $5,000 won by Jason Covert
Saturday, July 17 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / Supernational Road / 40 laps / $3,000 won by Jeremy Miller
Saturday, July 24 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / PENNational / 2-TBA laps / $4,000 total won by John Flinner and Mike Johnson
Sunday, August 22 / Thunder Valley Raceway / Shawn McGarvey Showdown / 38P laps / $3,008P canceled by rain.
Saturday, August 28 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / Red Miley Rumble / 44 laps / $4,053 total won by Josh Richards
Friday, September 3 / Tyler County Speedway / The Black Diamond-WV State Championship / 51 laps / $10,000 won by Brian Birkhofer
Saturday, September 4 / off for The Black Diamond 125 at Tyler County Speedway - $50,000 total
Saturday September 11 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex/ King of the Knob / 51 laps / $5,000 won by Jamie Lathroum
Saturday September 18 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / The Pittsburgher / 66 laps / $7,000
Thursday, Friday, Saturday October 7-8-9 / The Ultimate / Roaring Knob / TBA laps / TBA
UFo Race Championship race results for Saturday, September 11, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Markleysburg, PA
Car Count - 37.
1-8 Chuck Clise.
9-14 Doug Horton.
15-51 Jamie Lathroum.
Finish, Start, Car, Driver, Hometown
1, 8, 6, Jamie Lathroum, Mechanicsville, MD
2, 10, H1, Jared Miley, South Park, PA
3, 9, 1M, Jeremy Miller, Gettysburg, PA
4, 20, 12, Doug Dodd, Cambridge, OH
5, 12, 37, Jared Hawkins, Fairmont, WV
6, 22, 43E, L.C. Powers, Mt. Morris, PA
7, 5, 14, Jack Pencil, Bedford, PA
8, 4, 39, Greg Fetters, Bedford, PA
9, 23, 119, Chad McClellan, Stoystown, PA
10, 2, 46, Doug Horton, Bruceton Mills, WV
11, 18, 91, Tommy Beck, Murrysville, PA
12, 6, 0, Ron Delano, Stoystown, PA
13, 15, M1, Mel Minnick, Uniontown, PA
14, 17, S2, Tim Senic, Elkins, WV
15, 11, 28C, Clate Copeman, Greensburg, PA
16, 13, 25, Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA
17, 7, 31, Bob Gordon, Keyser, WV
18, 21, 7, Billy Holbert, Fairmont, WV
19, 19, 12, Devin Friese, Chambersburg, PA
20, 24, 4J, John Mollick, Toronto, OH
21, 1, 5, Chuck Clise, Frostburg, MD
22, 16, 93, Matt Gaston, Rochester Mills, PA
23, 3, 88, Keith Jackson, Odenton, MD
24, 14, 83R, Scott Rhodes, Somerset, PA
25, 25, 17, Keith Barbara, South Park, PA
Heat 1 - 1, 46, Doug Horton. 2, 119, Chad McClellan. 3, H1, Jared Miley. 4, 37, Jared Hawkins. 5, 93, Matt Gaston. 6, 74, Tyler Hershey. 7, 91, Tommy Beck. 8, 0, Richard Frazier. 9, 118, Quinton Wyandt. 10, 74, Shawn Poling.
Heat 2 - 1, 39, Greg Fetters. 2, 5, Chuck Clise. 3, 14, Jack Pencil. 4, 25, Mason Zeigler. 5, 4J, John Mollick. 6, 0, Mike Steck. 7, 20, Shawn Claar. 8, 25, Bob Hershman. 9, 12, Doug Dodd.
Heat 3 - 1, 1M, Jeremy Miller. 2, 88, Keith Jackson. 3, 0, Ron Delano. 4, 83R, Scott Rhodes. 5, 12, Devin Friese. 6, S2, Tim Senic. 7, 9, L.C. Powers. 8, 1L, Dane Laraway. Did not start, 18D, Danny Mitchell.
Heat 4 - 1, 6, Jamie Lathroum. 2, 31, Bob Gordon. 3, 28C, Clate Copeman. 4, M1, Mel Minnick. 5, 7, Billy Holbert. 6, 21, Gary Gellner. 7, 00H, Chuck Harper. 8, 43, Danny Pugh. 9, 17, Keith Barbara.
B-Main 1 - 1, 93, Matt Gaston. 2, 91, Tommy Beck. 3, 12, Doug Dodd. 4, 4J, John Mollick. 5, 74, Tyler Hershey. 6, 0, Richard Frazier. 7, 20, Shawn Claar. 8, 0, Mike Steck. 9, 118, Quinton Wyandt. Did not start, 74, Shawn Poling. DQ, 25, Bob Hershman.
B-Main 2 - 1, S2, Tim Senic. 2, 12, Devin Friese. 3, 7, Billy Holbert. 4, 00H, Chuck Harper. 5, 43, Danny Pugh. 6, 21, Gary Gellner. 7, 1L, Dane Laraway. 8, 17, Keith Barbara. Did not start, 9, L.C. Powers; 18D, Danny Mitchell.
Did not qualify - 0, Richard Frazier, Mt. Clare, WV. 0, Mike Steck, South Hollsopple, PA. 00H, Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV. 1L, Dane Laraway, Harrison City, PA. 18D, Danny Mitchell, Clarksburg, WV. 20, Shawn Claar, Claysburg, PA. 21, Gary Gellner, Sherrard, WV. 25, Bob Hershman, Swanton, MD. 43, Danny Pugh, Morgantown, WV. 74, Tyler Hershey, Mercersburg, PA. 74, Shawn Poling, Elkins, WV. 118, Quinton Wyandt, Hooversville, PA.
Updated UFo Race Championship point standings:
1, 988, 119, Chad McClellan, Stoystown, PA
2, 969, 17, Keith Barbara, South Park, PA
3, 957, 4J, John Mollick, Toronto, OH
4, 906.5, 91, Tommy Beck, Murrysville, PA
5, 808, 18D, Danny Mitchell, Clarksburg, WV
6, 610, H1, Jared Miley, South Park, PA
7, 529, 46, Doug Horton, Bruceton Mills, WV
8, 522, 37, Jared Hawkins, Fairmont, WV
9, 399, 00H, Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV
10, 396, S1, Jim Kutas, Elizabeth, PA
11, 384, 6, Jamie Lathroum, Mechanicsville, MD
12, 356, 1M, Jeremy Miller, Gettysburg, PA
13, 338, 43A, Jason Covert, York Haven, PA
14, 328, 48, John Flinner, Zelienople, PA
15, 320, T8, Mark Banal, St. Clairsville, OH
16, 311.5, 17L, Dennis Lunger, Albion, PA
17, 311, 38, Jim Stephans, Baldwin, PA
18, 308, 25, Bob Hershman, Swanton, MD
19, 306, 9, L.C. Powers, Mt. Morris, PA
20, 304.5, 16*, Dereck Frank, Jamestown, NY
21, 304, 70J, D.J. Myers, Greencastle, PA
22, 300, 0, Richard Frazier, Mt. Clare, WV
23, 296, no7, Jason DuPont, Cyclone, PA
24, 294, 43, Danny Pugh, Morgantown, WV
25, 279, 2J, Mike Johnson, Imperial, PA