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Story Content Provided by Dave Kittey October 8, 2010*
MARKLEYSBURG, PA (October 9, 2010) Friday was night one of The Ultimate Weekend at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. Mike Pegher, Jr. of Cranberry Township won the Brooks Automotive Group FASTRAK Northeast Touring Series feature. In the "Night Flight Scramble"
for the Jack’s Recycling Super Late Models Gettysburg’s Jeremy Miller scored his second win of the season. Jimmy Bendishaw, Jr. won his sixth Bobby Lake Motorsports Street Stock feature while Marty Spade Jr. picked up two feature win in the TC Race Car Parts Chargers.
JT Baird took the lead at the start of the 12-lap TC Race Car Parts Charger feature. Baird led the first seven laps looking for his second straight win before Marty Spade Jr. made the winning pass on lap eight.
From there Spade went on to claim his ninth feature win of the season.
Baird held on for second over Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Ross Higbee, Cody Colflesh, Jim Crossland and Donnie Walters. Baird won the lone heat.
The Brooks Automotive Group FASTRAK Late Models took center stage for there 25-lap Fall Fest Championship Northeast Touring Series feature.
Mike Pegher, Jr. started on the pole and led every lap to win his second tour win at Roaring Knob this season. Pegher was chased the whole way by second generation driver Kyle Zimmerman. Zimmerman stayed with Pegher but couldn’t quite muster enough to get by and settled for second. Josh Holtgraver, Steve Dixon and Dan Angelicchio were the top five. Sixth through tenth were Kyle Lukon, Butch Lambert, Joe Martin, Dusty Hamrick and Gary Knollinger. Taking preliminary wins were Cody Hardesty, Billy Stile III, Bud Watson and Mike Lewis. Derek Doll and Dusty Hamrick won the B-Mains. 39 cars were signed in.
Up next was the 36-lap "Night Flight Scramble" for the Jack’s Recycling Super Late Models paying $2000 to win. The start found DJ Myers the initial leader. Myers looked strong leading the first six laps before Keith Jackson led laps seven and eight. Myers came storming back to retake the lead on lap nine. Myers resumed the lead after a restart on lap nine. Jeremy Miller, who started on the pole, had dropped back to third but came flying back to take the lead on lap 12. Miller held off Myers until Booper Bare took second on lap 16. Bare then applied pressure before 14^th starting Robbie Blair quietly worked his way to second on lap 19. Following Blair into third was 20^th starting Jamie Lathroum. The battle for the lead turned into a three car fight. The final caution appeared on lap 21. On the restart Miller and Blair took off from the field until they hit lapped traffic on lap 31. Lathroum began to close in and it was once again a three car battle that had fans on their feet. Miller had a hard time getting passed Danny Mitchell and Blair and Lathroum were glued to his bumper looking for an opening.
Miller got around Mitchell with two laps to go and held off a determined Rob Blair to score his second win of the season at Roaring Knob. Behind Miller and Blair were Lathroum, Bare, Jared Hawkins (from 15^th ), Chuck Harper (from 12^th ), Russell King (from 18^th ), Jason Covert, Dave Hess, Jr. (who came from the rear after being spun on the opening lap) and Doug Horton. Heat winners for the 34 car field were Boom Briggs, Chuck Harper, Jason Covert and Keith Jackson. B-Main wins went to Mike Johnson and WoO regular Russell King.
The Bobby Lake Motorsports Street Stocks hit the track for their final 15-lap feature of the season. The A-Main saw a four and five car battle from green to checker. Ben Policz led lap one giving way to Bob Nelson.
Nelson led two laps with Todd Dennis riding his bumper. Lap four saw Jim Bendishaw, Jr. go from third into the lead passing both. Bendishaw, the 2010 track champion, and Dennis ran side by side battling for the lead.
While they were going at it Nelson, Policz and Ryan Newman all were under a blanket battling for position. Bendishaw held off Dennis to claim his sixth win of the season. Nelson, Policz, Jim Byers, Newman, Barry Faris, Charlie McClain, Lee Mansberry and Russell Baird, Sr. were the top ten. Dennis and McClain claimed the heats.
The first make-up feature from September 11 was for the TC Race Car Parts Chargers. Donnie Walters looked to be on his way to his career first feature when Spade went blowing by on lap ten. Spade cruised to his tenth win of the year and second of the night. JT Baird was second over Walters, Bennie Dennis, Justin Howell and Jim Crossland.
Troy Shields came from fourth to take the lead on the opening lap of the 20-lap make-up feature for the Brooks Automotive Group FASTRAK Late Models. Shield lead the first 16 laps with Billy Stile III in his mirror. Stile powered by Shields on lap 17 to take the lead. Shield valiantly fought back but Stile raced home to his second career win.
Shields was second over Dan Angelicchio, Ricky Meglaye, John Over, Derek Doll, Kyle Thomas, Ron Smithley, Russell Baird, Jr. and Dusty Hamrick.
*Brooks Automotive Group FASTRAK Late Models Northeast Touring Series(39): Mike Pegher, Jr., Kyle Zimmerman, Josh Holtgraver, Steve Dixon, Dan Angelicchio, Kyle Lukon, Butch Lambert, Joe Martin, Dusty Hamrick, Gary Knollinger, Andrew Wylie, Kyle Thomas, John Over, Daniel Hill, Ron Smithley, Cody Hardesty, Mike Lewis, Rick Strickler, Troy Shields, Billy Stile III, Ricky Meglaye, Derek Doll, Bud Watson, Garry Sisson
DNQ*: Brandon McGrady, Stanley Spooner, Steve Davis, Russell Baird, Jr., Jeremy Zufall, Scott Beitzel, Mike Howell, KC Burdette, Bobby Cossell, Ken Herman, Quinton Wyandt, Jamie Brown, Shane Bambarger, Mike Blose, Mike Opalinski
*Brooks Automotive Group FASTRAK Late Models (Makeup feature from 9/11): Billy Stile III, Troy Shields, Dan Angelicchio, Ricky Meglaye, John Over, Derek Doll, Kyle Thomas, Ron Smithley, Russell Baird, Jr., Dusty Hamrick, Mike Lewis, Bobby Cossell, Jeremy Zufall, Cody Hardesty, Daniel Hill, DNS: Garry Sisson, Scott Beitzel, Rick Strickler, Joe Zulisky, Jayme Beck
*Jack’s Recycling Super Late Models (34):* Jeremy Miller, Rob Blair, Jamie Lathroum, Booper Bare, Jared Hawkins, Chuck Harper, Russell King, Jason Covert, Dave Hess, Jr., Doug Horton, Boom Briggs, Chuck Clise, Scott Rhodes, John Garvin, Danny Mitchell, Matt Lux, DJ Myers, Clate Copeman, Keith Jackson, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Johnson, Chad McClellan, Greg Fetters, Jared Miley
DNQ: Richard Frazier, Mel Minnick, Jr., Tim Senic, Tim Wilson, LC Powers, Bob Hershman, Danny Pugh, Dutch Davies, Brandon Wearing, Jon Hodgkiss
*Bobby Lake Motorsports Street Stocks*: Jim Bendishaw, Jr., Todd Dennis, Bob Nelson, Ben Policz, Jim Byers, Ryan Newman, Barry Faris, Charlie McClain, Lee Mansberry, Russell Baird, Sr., Brian McKinney, Keith Walsh, Jr., Marshall Coleman, Scott Spade, DNS: Shawn Harman
*TC Race Parts Chargers:* Marty Spade, Jr., JT Baird, Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Ross Higbee, Bennie Dennis, Cody Colflesh, Jim Crossland, Donnie Walters
*TC Race Parts Chargers (Make feature from 9/11):* Marty Spade, Jr., JT Baird, Donnie Walters, Bennie Dennis, Justin Howell, Jim Crossland, DNS: Ed Vogel, Bob Matthews, Eric Miller