Ferree wins at Lernerville for his first UFO victory
SARVER, Pa. (Aug. 7) — Reigning series champion Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, Pa., overtook polesitter Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., with a high-side move on a lap-17 restart at Lernerville Speedway and raced to his first career victory on the Unified Force Racing Championship Series. Ferree, who moved into the series points lead over John Mollick of Toronto, Ohio, earned $2,000 for leading the last half of the Lunarville 33. | Slideshow
Briggs, who led the first 16 laps, crossed the stripe .639 seconds behind Ferree while ninth-starting Chub Frank of Bear Lake was third. Rob Blair of Titusville, Pa., and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., rounded out the top five.
Mollick, who won the previous UFO event at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, entered the racing leading the series points but dropped out on the 21st lap and finds himself 13 points behind Ferree in the title chase.
Notes: Ferree's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Butler Pre-owned and Frankland Racing Supply. ... The night's racing was sponsored by Good Tire Service/Pittsburgh Tire Service. ... Besides being the reigning UFO champ, Ferree is two-time and reigning champ in Lernerville's weekly Late Model division. ... Consolation race winner Dave Murdick of Slippery Rock, Pa., rallied from 17th to finish sixth. ... Russ King of Bristolville, Ohio, started outside the front row and finished eighth. ... John Garvin Jr. spun on the first lap to draw the first caution. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature lineup: Gary Lyle, Chris Schneider and Clint Hayes. ... UFO competitors complete the weekend Saturday at Elkins Speedway in Kerens, W.Va., at the $6,000-to-win R.J. Armstrong Memorial.
Lunarville 33: (1) Alex Ferree, (2) Boom Briggs, (3) Chub Frank, (4) Rob Blair, (5) Gregg Satterlee, (6) Dave Murdick, (7) Matt Lux, (8) Russ King, (9) Mike Knight, (10) Keith Barbara, (11) John Flinner, (12) Chuck Sarver, (13) Jared Miley, (14) Mike Johnson, (15) Lynn Geisler, (16) Todd Bachman, (17) Denton Boyer, (18) Tony Burke, (19) Tony Musolino, (20) Mike Basich, (21) Jim Detman, (22) John Mollick, (23) John Garvin Jr., (24) Ken Schaltenbrand. Heat race winners (among 33 cars): Satterlee, Blair, King, Flinner. Consolation winner: Murdick.