Tim Laughard Wins RUSH Stock Car Special; Angelicchio, Weaver & Wallace Are First Time Winners in 2021; Duritsky Repeats in Rush.
STRONGSTOWN , PA ( September 3, 2021 ) – The AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Cars special was won by Tim Laughard. Laughard collected $500 for his win. Mt. Pleasant driver Dan Angelicchio came away with his first MCS Super Late Model victory of the season. His last win at the track came nearly four years ago. Masontown’s Michael Duritsky claimed his second Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model win. Ricky Weaver, Jr. made the long tow from near Harrisburg worthwhile as he won the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder feature while Andrew Wallace picked up the Pure Stock win.
The 20-lap Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model feature was all Michael Duritsky. Duritsky led all 20 laps to claim his second checker of the season. Duritsky was initially challenged by fellow front row starter Tom Snyder. The race went non-stop and Duritsky pulled away to a huge win on the super fast, and smooth surface. Snyder finished second followed by Joe Moyer, Mike Laughard, Colin Casale, Tim Snare, Kyle Smith, Jr., RJ Dallape, Jamey Swank and Rudy Bassaro. Duritsky and Snyder were the heat winners.
It was a three car battle in the 15-lap AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Car and Pure Stock feature. Brad Benton, Jake Foradori and Andrew Wallace had a clean battle royal going on. Benton took the lead at the start and was chased by Wallace and Foradori. Benton stayed out front through three different cautions. A restart with two laps to go saw Andrew Wallace power by when Benton pushed up in turn two. Wallace raced off to lead the last two laps and claim the victory subbing for an injured Rich Anderson. Benton held of for second over Jake Foradori, Mike Benton, Tim Laughard, Bob Torquato, Jeremy Zufall, Mike Ball, Anthony Fama and Dennis Collins. The heat were won by Jake Foradori and Brad Benton. Laughard’s fifth place finish was the top running RUSH Stock Car giving him the win and $500 top prize.
John Wayne Weaver grabbed the lead at the drop of the green in the 25 lap MCS Super Late Model feature. Weaver led two laps before Hersh made a power slide for the lead. Hersh was out front until lap eight when he and Dave Blazavich got together spinning both out. This handed thee lead over to Weaver but on the restart Dan Angelicchio shot by. The pair exchanged the top spot for a couple of laps before Angelicchio was able to pull away. A few cautions slowed the pace. Michael Lake took over the second spot on lap fifteen and took up the chase. Lake slide out over the turn on the final lap bringing out the final yellow. It was a two lap shootout between the Ford’s of Angelicchio and Chad McClellan. Angelicchio held on for his first Dog Hollow win since September of 2017. McClellan was second ahead of Dave Blazavich, John Wayne Weaver, Del Rougeux, Bryan Benton, Michael Lake , Brent Bingaman, Joe Petyak and Clinton Hersh. The qualifying heats were won by Hersh and Weaver.
Mike Phillipson used his front row starting spot, in the 12-lap Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder feature, to lead the first five laps. Phillipson was looking to win his third feature but the 69er suddenly slowed coming off turn two on lap six ending his hopes. His nephew Cody Young came from tenth to inherit the lead. Young led five laps in a caution filled event. Caution flew on lap nine. On the ensuing restart Young led with Ricky Weaver, Jr. glued to his rear valance. Weaver then powered by on a lap ten restart to lead the final two laps for the win. Following Weaver across the line were Cody Young, Adam Pletcher, Cody Baughman, Noah Swank, Bill Eckenrode, Michael Sinclair, Todd Davis, Dustin Gibbons and Cruz Daughenbaugh. The three heat winners wre Mike Phillipson, Ashton Daughenbaugh and Tim Baker.
MCS Super Late Models (15) – Dan Angelicchio, Chad McClellan, Dave Blazavich, John Wayne Weaver, Del Rougeux, Bryan Benton, Michael Lake, Brent Bingaman, Joe Petyak, Clinton Hersh, Kyle Knapp, Kyle Lukon, Mike Steck, DNS – Rob Marhefka, Ryan Christoff.
Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models (10) – Michael Duritsky, Tom Snyder,
Joe Moyer, Mike Laughard, Colin Casale, Tim Snare, Kyle Smith, Jr., RJ Dallape,
Jamey Swank, Rudy Bassaro
AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Cars (11) – Andrew Wallace, Brad Benton, Jake Foradori, Mike Benton, Tim Laughard, Bob Torquato, Jeremy Zufall, Mike Ball, Anthony Fama, Dennis Collins, Jeremy Fama.
Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (25) – Ricky Weaver, Jr., Cody Young, Adam Pletcher, Cody Baughman, Noah Swank, Bill Eckenrode, Michael Sinclair, Todd Davis, Dustin Gibbons, Cruz Daughenbaugh, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Christina Killinger, Jeff Pennington, Ernie Irvin, Pat Brehm, Issac Irvin, Bill Hassenplug, Mike Phillipson, Jamie Noel, Brooks Kaufman, Tim Baker, Adam Ellis, Jordan McEvoy, Jake Diehl, DNS – Dakota Craig.