IMPERIAL, Pa. – Great weather gave way to some great racing Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
Jared Miley took the checkers in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model feature, while Corey McPherson held on to a commanding lead to claim his first ever victory in the Precise Racing Products RUSH Late Model division. Montour High School’s 17-year-old Christian Schneider finished first in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman feature, and making his first appearance this season, Joe Podolinsky won in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks division.
The Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns class produced another first time winner Saturday night – Michael Jackson. Kelvin Kohan continued to dominate in the three-quarter late model division by adding another victory to his total for the season.
The first heat in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models had Colton Flinner finishing first, with some hard racing for position going on behind him. Michael Norris finished second, followed by Steve Baker, Ed Ferree and Jim Stephens. John Mollick started on the pole in the second heat and dominated the entire 10 laps to finish first with an average speed of 124.73 mph, followed by Lynn Geisler, Jared Miley, Mike Johnson and Ben Miley.
After the re-draw, the top two positions were held by Lynn Geisler and Jared Miley. Jared took the lead on the first lap and battled to hold onto that spot with the veteran driver, but eventually he pulled away and was able to take the checkered flag at the end. This was Jared’s 26th late model victory at PPMS. Meanwhile, drivers behind the first two battled for position in some great racing, with Michael Norris, Steve Baker, and Mike Johnson changing spots throughout the 25 lap event.
Alex Ferree, who had car problems and did not participate in the heats, started in the 14th spot and charged his way through the crowd to finish fifth. In the end, it was Miley, Geisler, Baker, Norris and Ferree in the top five. Brandon Burgoon competed in his heat but was not able to take part in the feature after the rear end in his car broke.