It’s All Hearn At Lebanon Valley

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WEST LEBANON, N.Y. — Defending track champion Brett Hearn won the big-block modified feature that headlined the 61st season opener at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

The 30-lap feature started with a full field of 28 cars at the green. Mike King’s No. 55k was out front early, but young gun Kyle Armstrong took over by lap 3. The challenging weather and track conditions made jockeying for positions a little scary, but all the drivers seemed to adjust pretty quickly.

J.R. Heffner made it to the top spot by lap seven until the caution flew for the second time on the night for a five-car melee on the frontstretch.

With that caution, Hearn powered his No. 20h to second and challenged Heffner for the point. By lap 14, Hearn was out front, but on a restart Heffner looked to have gotten back by, but the caution flew again before completing the next lap, so Hearn was handed back the lead.

At the green flag, Hearn checked out on the field for the remaining 16 circuits capturing the win. Kenny Tremont Jr. powered his way up to second, followed by Heffner, Matt Sheppard and Brian Berger.

Rob Yetman won the pro stock feature with Jim Williams and Todd Goldstein topping the four-cylinder races.