Laubach Takes Stevenson Memorial


MINERSVILLE, Pa. – Rick Laubach was the big winner Saturday night at Big Diamond Speedway as he captured the 34th running of the Georgie Stevenson Memorial for DIRTcar 358 Modifieds.

Dale Hartz and Brett Kressley led the field to the green for the 34th running of the Georgie Stevenson Memorial. Hartz would take the early lead until lap 4 when John Willman took over the top spot. His lead lasted until lap six when Frank Cozze put his No. 357 Norm Hansell modified out in front and showed the way until lap 19 when Rick Laubach took control of the lead.

The caution flew on lap 19 and Laubach and Cozze would bring the field back to the green. Laubach would quickly pull away, but the battle for second began to heat up as Cozze started to feel the pressure from Duane Howard. Howard would eventually take over the runner up spot on lap 30 and hold it until the end of the feature. Billy Pauch Jr., the current points leader, found himself running out of fuel on lap 32 and brought out the caution as he needed assistance to be pushed back into the pit area.

Laubach would once again bring the field to the green and he would be the one seeing the checkers on lap 34 and making the trip to victory lane, earning himself a $3,400 payday. Howard would finish in the runner up spot, followed by Cozze, Jared Umbenhauer and Doug Manmiller.