By Mike Leone


July 22, 2022               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Sarver, PA)...On a sunny, hot and steamy Friday, Lernerville Speedway hosted the third annual “RUSH Summer Showcase” featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and RUSH Sprint Cars as a total of 79 Chevrolet Performance crate engine cars filled the pit area.  Race #12 for the Flynn’s Tire Late Model Tour went to Daryl Charlier, while race #3 for the Flynn’s Tire Sportsman Modified Tour was won by Garrett Krummert, and finally race #15 for the Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series was captured by John Mollick.


Daryl Charlier passed three-time champion Jeremy Wonderling on lap two and broke away during the second half of the feature with a masterful drive through lapped traffic during the caution-free 30 lapper to become the ninth different winner in the first 12 RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series races run in 2022!  Charlier’s first Tour victory since October 7, 2018 at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway was worth $3,000.  It was the second non-stop feature in the last three events and was timed in 10:08.028.


“This feels really good- especially here as I love racing here,” expressed the 38-year-old Bulger, Pa. driver.  “We’ve been struggling with the slick setup for a while.  We tried some stuff at Sharon and came home with a third.  We ran the same thing here with some little minor adjustments and glad we were able to pull it off.  I had a lot of fun in lapped traffic.  I’m not sure how close everyone was behind me.  I was just trying to keep the car straight as possible, stay out of any potential trouble, and pick them up off as quickly as I could.  I have to thank Brad for letting me wheel this and the Super Late Model for him, the whole crew, and all of the sponsors.”


Wonderling led the opening circuit before Charlier powered by around the topside on lap two.  Sixth starting Kyle Lukon moved into fourth past Matt Latta on lap three.  David Pangrazio had also gotten by Latta and was challenging Wonderling for second.  The two raced side-by-side on lap five, while Charlier opened up some ground.  Just behind that battle, Lukon was in a war with Latta, eighth starting Joe Martin, and points leader Logan Roberson.  Martin finally worked his way by Latta to move into the top five on lap nine.


Back up front, Charlier had stretched his lead of 1.4 seconds when he caught lapped traffic on lap 12.  By the halfway point, Charlier’s lead grew even bigger in traffic.  Lukon gained another position when he used the outside in turns one and two to pass Pangrazio for third on lap 21.


Charlier had his hands full in traffic in the closing laps, but the veteran racer made the right moves and stretched his advantage to an impressive 3.326 seconds at the finish for his third career Flynn’s Tire Tour win, but first ever for the Centerline Motorsports-owned, Three Rivers Karting/Amsoil/Ken Ganley Toyota/Accu-Force Dynos/Jacobs Gable Inn/MBM Contracting/Bob Sieman Garage Doors/AQS Properties/Bud's-sponsored #3RK.  


Wonderling was able to score his first podium finish of the season with a runner-up worth $1,500.  Wonderling was fresh off a fourth place finish at Eriez Speedway at the last event, which had matched his season’s best finish. “I was hoping when we got to lapped traffic I’d be able to reel him back in but he was better in traffic than I was,” explained the 42-year-old Wellsville, NY driver.  “I knew at the beginning of the race getting out front was going to mean a lot.  Daryl (Charlier) is really good at rolling around the top at places like Pittsburgh and here.  I thought I heard him out there but didn’t see him until we made some contact on the frontstretch.  I tried to race him as clean as I could.  We are pretty happy with this the way we have been running so far this year.”


Lukon’s third place was his season’s best Flynn’s Tire Tour finish in his third start of the season.  Pangrazio continued the trend of drivers with their best finish of the season as he was fourth for his first Tour top five of 2022.  Martin was fifth for his eighth top five of the season and was the only driver in the top five that didn’t record a season best finish.


Latta was sixth for the third time in the last six events.  Roberson was a disappointing seventh for just his second finish outside the top five this season; however, still remains a perfect 12-for-12 with top 10 finishes.  Michael Norris went 19th to eighth without a caution to earn the $50 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card.  Will Thomas III was ninth after starting 12th.  Brady Wonderling was 10th for the third straight race. 


Roberson set fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying for the fourth time this season with a lap of 18.088.  Picking up $25 FK Rod Ends heat race victories were Cody Dawson, Lukon, and Jeremy Wonderling.  Jeremy Wonderling won his first Sunoco Dash of the season and earned a $100 Sunoco gift card.  Norris won the last chance B main from eighth!    


Jon Lee received the spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic in his first ever Flynn’s Tire Tour start after winning his first career RUSH Late Model feature the week before at Dog Hollow Speedway.  Tour regular Ashton Briggs had terminal issues during qualifying, which ended his night, and was chosen as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient.  R.J. Dallape was the first non-qualifier and received a $100 Performance Bodies gift card.  Tour regulars Martin and Jonathan Stockdale won the $100 Sunoco gift cards, while the $50 ones went to Michael Duritsky, Jr., Ryan Frazee, Dallape, and Norris.    


The Flynn’s Tire Touring Series will be right back in action Saturday night (July 23) with the first ever appearance at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for another $3,000 to-win Marquee Event.  Pits open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:45 followed by qualifying and racing.


After struggling mightily in his heat race, Garrett Krummert charged from 11th starting and went third to first on lap 24 passing race-long leader Rob Kristyak to become the third different winner in three Flynn’s Tire Touring Series events this season for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  Krummert, who continues to lead the Tour points, earned $800 for his fourth overall win of 2022. 


“We were terrible in the heat race and I thought we were in trouble for the first 20 laps of the feature,” explained the 34-year-old West Middlesex, Pa. driver.  “We were riding around and I couldn’t make any time.  I was hoping for a caution.  I saw what Kristyak did with the 5 (Cipriano) the first time and he did it the second time and left an opening so I had to go.  We were bad.  I told my crew we were going to pack up and go home after the heat race.  We still aren’t perfect, but were better.  It was a great race.  I appreciate the fans staying, the last five laps were exciting.  I have to thank Jerry (Schaffer) for allowing us to do this along with my whole crew and wife.  We changed a lot after the heat so the crew earned their time tonight.”


Kristyak used the outside to power by Brandon Ritchey at the start of the 25-lap feature with Justin Shea in tow.  Ninth starting Ayden Cipriano was on the move as he passed Tony Tatgenhorst for fourth on lap three.  Shea raced by Ritchey for second on lap four with Cipriano following one lap later in third.  Kristyak had opened up a straightaway lead by lap seven.  Krummert entered the mix when he passed June 18 Sharon Tour winner Ben Easler and Ritchey for fourth on lap nine.  Cipriano slipped under Shea for second on lap 11 with Shea then losing third to Krummert on lap 12.


Kristyak found himself mired in heavy lapped traffic on laps 16 and 17 and his huge advantage was gone on lap 18 as Cipriano and Krummert closed in.  Cautions on lap 21 and 22 bunched up the field for double file restarts.  Krummert was able to get by the youngster Cipriano and then fellow veteran Kristyak for the winning move on lap 24.  Krummert’s sixth career Tour victory and 25th overall in RUSH Sportsman Modified competition came by 0.375 seconds in the Jerry Schaffer Racing/Turn 4 Toilets/Jerry Rents/MD Landscaping-sponsored #10s.    


Cipriano was also able to get by Kristyak to record his career best Tour finish in second.  After leading the first 23 laps in a brand new car, Kristyak was a disappointing third.  J.C. Boyer was fourth.  Shea dropped to fifth after being as high as second.  Sixth through 10th were Easler, 14th starting Todd English, Ritchey, Chas Wolbert, and Tatgenhorst. 


Mike Miller made his first ever start in Joe Gibson’s #119 and went 24th to 13th to earn the $50 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card.  Cory Riffe was selected as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient after an opening lap accident that sidelined him for the event.  Clayton Deems was chosen as the Sherwood Wheels “Man of Steel” recipient.  Jordan Ehrenberg, Kristyak, and Ritchey won the heat races over the 25-car field. 


John Mollick stole a first career win away from Brian Hartzell by taking the lead on lap 13 and led the rest of the way to win his first Hovis RUSH Sprint Car feature since his only win on July 27, 2019 at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway.  The Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series win for Mollick was worth $600 as he became the sixth different winner of the season.  Like the RUSH Late Models, the RUSH Sprint Car feature also went non-stop as the 20 lapper was timed in 6:58.698.


“Wow I can’t believe we just won on that race track,” expressed the 51-year-old Toronto, Ohio veteran.  “It’s crazy.  That’s not my style, my track, but we got the win tonight.  This class is just getting tougher and tougher every year.  Everyone is picking up their game, learning, learning.  It’s a struggle to keep up.  These young guys are coming up quick.  I have to thank my guys Scott (Clever) and Rick (Antill); Scott owns the car and Rick works on it along with my wife, sponsors, and Jet for taking care of the engine for us.”  


Hartzell was able to get by pole-sitter Zack Wilson on the start.  Mollick, who started fourth, passed Joe Buccola on lap four for third then drove around Wilson for second off turn four on lap seven.  Hartzell’s advantage was 1.127 second over Mollick by the time Mollick got to second.  The advantage quickly shrunk as Mollick closed in on lap 11.  The two raced side-by-side on lap 13 with Mollick using the outside off turn four for the winning move.


Hartzell stayed within striking distance until lap 17 when Mollick stretched out his advantage and that continued until the finish as he took the checkered flag first by a commanding 3.946 seconds in the Scott Clever-owned, Duda Cable Construction/Prox Power Washing/RV Coleman Trucking/Rae-Lyn Enterprises-sponsored #4J.  Hartzell matched a career best finish in second.  Rookie Wilson was a career best third as he continues to impress with no full size race car experience.  Gale Ruth, Jr. was fifth. 


Buccola had a career best RUSH Sprint Car finish in sixth as Andy Priest, Brandon Blackshear, Chad Ruhlman, Blaze Myers, and Zach Morrow completed the top 10.  The 25 cars in competition set an all-time record high car count for the fifth year division beating the 24 from earlier this season at Sharon Speedway.  Heat winners were Ruth, Ruhlman, and Wilson. 


Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series Race #12 (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. DARYL CHARLIER (Centerline 3RK)  2. Jeremy Wonderling (3J)  3. Kyle Lukon (184)  4. David Pangrazio (136)  5. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s)  6. Matt Latta (21)  7. Logan Roberson (17)  8. Michael Norris (Dabecco N1)  9. Will Thomas III (9)  10. Brady Wonderling (z1)  11. Josh Ferry (33)  12. Cody Dawson (36)  13. Jon Lee (5L)  14. Logan Jaquay (Briggs 99*)  15. Breyton Santee (9)  16. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J)  17. Ryan Frazee (17)  18. Andy Michael (17x)  19. Bo Lockwood (57)  20. Tony Musolino (Dobnak 42)  21. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J)  22. Kyle Murray (21)  23. Jonathan Stockdale (31)  24. Braeden Dillinger (Zulisky 58).


DNQ for the feature: R.J. Dallape (75), Marino Angelicchio (55), Rob Coffaro (24c), Mason Jaquay (Briggs 99B), Ashton Briggs (11A).


Car Count: 29

Time of Feature: 10:08.028

Feature Margin of Victory: 3.326 seconds.
Feature Lap Leaders:
Jeremy Wonderling (1), Daryl Charlier (2-30)

Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Jon Lee

Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: R.J. Dallape

Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Michael Norris (+11)

Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: Daryl Charlier

Sunoco Fuel Card Winners: Joe Martin ($100), Jonathan Stockdale ($100), Michael Duritsky, Jr. ($50), Ryan Frazee ($50), R.J. Dallape ($50), Michael Norris ($50).

TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Ashton Briggs


FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.776 by Alex Ferree 10/18/19): 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, 00:18.088[11]; 2. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:18.240[4]; 3. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:18.242[3]; 4. 36-Cody Dawson, 00:18.374[6]; 5. N1-Michael Norris, 00:18.551[25]; 6. 3RK-Daryl Charlier, 00:18.578[16]; 7. 136-David Pangrazio, 00:18.583[5]; 8. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:18.592[1]; 9. 99*-Logan Jaquay, 00:18.664[2]; 10. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:18.712[9]; 11. 21L-Matt Latta, 00:18.722[28]; 12. 17-Ryan Frazee, 00:18.735[13]; 13. 33-Josh Ferry, 00:18.755[10]; 14. 9S-Breyton Santee, 00:18.867[18]; 15. 21-Kyle Murray, 00:18.906[8]; 16. Z1-Brady Wonderling, 00:18.912[29]; 17. 5L-Jon Lee, 00:18.918[14]; 18. 9-Will Thomas, 00:19.047[21]; 19. 58-Braeden Dillinger, 00:19.207[20]; 20. 31-Jonathan Stockdale, 00:19.245[24]; 21. 42D-Tony Musolino, 00:19.252[22]; 22. 55A-Marino Angelicchio, 00:19.383[17]; 23. 99B-Mason Jaquay, 00:19.452[12]; 24. 17X-Andy Michael, 00:19.484[27]; 25. 24C-Rob Coffaro, 00:19.619[15]; 26. 21J-Jim Rasey, 00:19.646[7]; 27. 75D-RJ Dallape, 00:19.824[23]; 28. 57L-Bo Lockwood, 00:20.230[26]; 29. 11A-Ashton Briggs, NT.


FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 36-Cody Dawson[2]; 2. 136-David Pangrazio[3]; 3. 17R-Logan Roberson[1]; 4. Z1-Brady Wonderling[6]; 5. 33-Josh Ferry[5]; 6. 58-Braeden Dillinger[7]; 7. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[4]; 8. 57L-Bo Lockwood[10]; 9. 24C-Rob Coffaro[9]; 10. 55A-Marino Angelicchio[8].


FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 184-Kyle Lukon[3]; 2. 21L-Matt Latta[4]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 4. 9S-Breyton Santee[5]; 5. 5L-Jon Lee[6]; 6. 21J-Jim Rasey[9]; 7. 31-Jonathan Stockdale[7]; 8. 99B-Mason Jaquay[8]; 9. N1-Michael Norris[2]; 10. (DNS) 11A-Ashton Briggs.


FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[1]; 2. 3RK-Daryl Charlier[2]; 3. 99*-Logan Jaquay[3]; 4. 9-Will Thomas[6]; 5. 17-Ryan Frazee[4]; 6. 21-Kyle Murray[5]; 7. 17X-Andy Michael[8]; 8. 42D-Tony Musolino[7]; 9. 75D-RJ Dallape[9].


Last Chance B Main (10 laps, Top 6 transfer to A): 1. N1-Michael Norris[8]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[1]; 3. 57L-Bo Lockwood[4]; 4. 17X-Andy Michael[3]; 5. 42D-Tony Musolino[6]; 6. 31-Jonathan Stockdale[2]; 7. 75D-RJ Dallape[9]; 8. 55A-Marino Angelicchio[10]; 9. 24C-Rob Coffaro[7]; 10. 99B-Mason Jaquay[5]; 11. (DNS) 11A-Ashton Briggs.


Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[1]; 2. 3RK-Daryl Charlier[2]; 3. 21L-Matt Latta[3]; 4. 136-David Pangrazio[6]; 5. 36-Cody Dawson[4]; 6. 184-Kyle Lukon[5].


Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Flynn's Tire Touring Series Race #3 (25 laps, $800 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (Schaffer 10s)  2. Ayden Cipriano (5c)  3. Rob Kristyak (00)  4. J.C. Boyer (12)  5. Justin Shea (14s)  6. Ben Easler (02)  7. Todd English (01T)  8. Brandon Ritchey (1R)  9. Chas Wolbert (Wolfe 7)  10. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T)  11. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57)  12. Jacob Jordan (28J)  13. Mike Miller (Gibson 119)  14. Cole Edwards (29)  15. Doug Rutana (46R)  16. Dalton Gabriel (333G)  17. Dave Price (111)  18. Clayton Deems (55)  19. Kyle Martell (8)  20. Jacob Rutana (57R)  21. Kole Holden (2)  22. Josh Ehrenberg (571)  23. Cory Riffe (21x)  24. Lucas Canon (2LC).  DNS: Josh Deems (9D).


Car Count: 25

Feature Margin of Victory: 0.375 seconds

Feature Lap Leaders: Rob Kristyak (1-23), Garrett Krummert (24-25)

Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down Hard Charger”: Mike Miller (+11)

Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel": Clayton Deems

TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night": Cory Riffe


Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. JD57-Jordan Ehrenberg[3]; 2. 12-JC Boyer[8]; 3. 2-Kole Holden[4]; 4. 57R-Jacob Rutana[2]; 5. 8-Kyle Martell[9]; 6. 571-Josh Ehrenberg[1]; 7. 29-Cole Edwards[6]; 8. 2LC-Lucas Canon[7]; 9. 119-Mike Miller[5].


Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 00-Rob Kristyak[1]; 2. 14S-Justin Shea[2]; 3. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[5]; 4. 10S-Garrett Krummert[3]; 5. 01T-Todd English[6]; 6. 111-Dave Price[4]; 7. 9D-Josh Deems[8]; 8. 46R-Doug Rutana[7].


Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. 1R-Brandon Ritchey[2]; 2. 02-Benjamin Easler[3]; 3. 63T-Tony Tatgenhorst[1]; 4. 7-Chas Wolbert[5]; 5. 333G-Dalton Gabriel[4]; 6. 28J-Jacob Jordan[6]; 7. 21X-Cory Riffe[8]; 8. 55R-Clayton Deems[7]


Hovis RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Race #15 (20 laps, $600 to-win): 1. JOHN MOLLICK (Clever 4J)  2. Brian Hartzell (69)  3. Zack Wilson (1)  4. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24)  5. Joe Buccola (5B)  6. Andy Priest (Hull 41)  7. Brandon Blackshear (19)  8. Chad Ruhlman (Engles 68)  9. Blaze Myers (43Jr)  10. Zach Morrow (Mahoney/Eckart 9)  11. Ryan Fraley (12)  12. A.J. MacQuarrie (Hartzell 69)  13. Nolan Groves (Beedle 25)  14. Brian Cressley (62)  15. Ricky Tucker, Jr. (1T)  16. Tyler Newhart (57N)  17. Jeff Metsger (20)  18. Kevin Kaserman (13)  19. Brandon Shughart (29)  20. Charlie Utsinger (23)  21. Lacey Shuttleworth (15)  22. Jordan Hamilton (35)  23. Amelia Clay (12c)  24. Don Blaney (11).  DNS: Trent Marshall (17).


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Terry Bowser Excavating, and Stop-Fyre.


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