Knaub Slows Christine At Susquehanna


NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. – Gene Knaub stopped Randy Christine Jr. three race win streak at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday night, by winning the 25-lap Late Model feature.

Doug Bennett won his second race in a row in the 20-lap Street Stock feature race. Travis Horan claimed his third Xtreme Stock victory of the 2013 season. Daryl Sipe won his 8th Road Warrior feature of the season. Aaron Brommer led from start-to-finish winning the PENNMAR Vintage Car 12-lap feature. Donny Groff claimed his sixth Mini Van feature of the season. Vince Gagliaro took the win in the 10 lap Blast From the Past Vintage Cars. John Drummer won the Figure 8 race.

In Late Model action, Matt Murphy grabbed the early lead for the first six circuits until Billy Wampler took over the top spot on lap seven. With a wild scramble behind him for the runner-up spot, Randy Christine Jr. took command of the runner-up spot and took the top spot from Wampler on lap 12. Meanwhile, Gene Knaub made his way from 8th to challenge Wampler. After passing Wampler, Knaub set his sights on Christine Jr. From lap 17 to 21, the pair ran side-by-side, swapping the lead on each lap.

On lap 21, Christine slid high in the turn, giving Knaub the advantage he needed to take full command of the lead. Knaub continued on to win his fourth SSP feature win of the season, followed by Christine Jr. in second. Wampler settled for third, with Justin Ehrhart and Murphy rounding out the top five. Carl Leach was the JR’s Paving Hard Charger coming from 20th to finish 11th. Heat race wins went to Cam Zeigler, Chris Knopp and Wampler.

The 20-lap Street Stock feature had Michelle Walls leading lap one with Doug Bennett taking the lead on lap two. Randy Zechman trailed Bennett for the remainder of the race, but could not make the pass for the lead. Bennett took the win over Zechman and Scott Thunberg in third. Jasen Geesaman and Chris Derr finished fourth and fifth respectively. Gary Potts and Dustin Hollinger were the heat race winners.

In the 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car, Travis Horan took the early lead and never looked back, holding off heavy pressure from a multitude of drivers. At the end, Horan picked up the feature win over Donnie Broderick and Chad Stine. Coming across the line in fourth was Rich Lomman, followed by Cameron Benyou. Benyou also was the Madison House Recovery Home Hard Charger after picking up six spots from his 11th place starting spot. Horan and Stine won their heat races earlier in the night.

Road Warrior action saw Cory Phillips taking the lead at the start of the 15 lapper. Ricky Weaver took the lead on lap 3 and led until a caution bunched up the field on lap nine. On the restart, Daryl Sipe challenged and finally made the winning pass on lap 11 and never looked back. Weaver finished second followed by Curt McDade. Travis Brown and Thomas Thompson rounded out the top five.

The 10-lap Mini Van feature event saw Donny Groft leading from start-to-finish to take victory over Zachari Kitner. Jeremy Haines finished third followed by Joey Sterner in fourth. Kitner won the heat race.

Aaron Brommer took the win of the 12-lap PENNMAR Vintage Car feature over Vince Gagliardo. Scott Rickrode finished third, followed by Paul Bacchus and Rick Pastor. Bacchus won the heat race earlier in the night.

Vince Gagliardo wired the field to win the 10-lap Blast From the Past Vintage Car feature. Brian Fucilli finished second followed by Kevin Kuser. Cory Phillips and Jack Reifsnyder finished fourth and fifth respectively. Gagliardo also won the heat race.

In Figure 8 Racing, John Drummer took the victory over highly contested battle with Dennis Dorosz who settled for second. Thomas Thompson finished third with Roy Denike and Kelly Seal finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Brian Rehbein won the small car demolition derby that capped off the night.