Brady Smith collects All Stars victory Lernerville
SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 4) — Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., made the most of a Friday off from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a victory at Lernerville Speedway. Smith earned $5,000 for an O'Reilly All Star-sanctioned victory in the Late Model portion of the Dual in the Dirt, his first win of 2009 on any series. | Slideshow
Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., another WoO regular, made a last-lap pass on Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., to grab the second spot while Rob Blair of Titusville, Pa., and Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., rounded out the top five. Series points leader Boom Briggs of Bear Lake finished 10th.
Smith officially led every lap, but the sixth-starting Satterlee got ahead of him on the backstretch on the 42nd lap to briefly go ahead. Smith edged aback ahead at the start-finish line and built a cushion of a few lapped cars, holding on the rest of the way.
“We had to work for that one,” a relieved Smith said in victory lane. "We drew the pole and it’s always nice to start there, but it doesn’t mean anything at a place like this where you can start in the back and make your way to the front. I saw Chub (Frank) a few times and I knew he was a little different on tires than we were. I actually had to slow down a little bit to maintain the lead.”
Notes: Smith's Bloomquist Race Car has a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsorship from Big Red Motorsports, Mid-America Equipment Inc. Hydraulics and Willow River Saloon. ... Smith and other WoO regulars were in between races in Brewerton, N.Y., and Franklin, Pa. ... Denton Boyer of Punxsutawney, Pa., started outside the front row but ended up 18th. ... Jason Covert and Jeremy Miller tangled on the backstrech on the first lap, and Miller ended up spinning and collecting Bump Hedman. ... Coleby Frye spun early in the second turn. ... Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, Pa., who wrapped up his third straight Late Model championship at Lernerville a week earlier, was 11th in the feature. ... Randy Hannagan won the accompanying All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car feature. ... The O'Reilly All Star Late Models have two more races in 2009, both at K-C Raceway, first on Sept. 19 and then on Oct. 1-3 for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Track World Cup.
Dual in the Dirt: (1) Brady Smith, (2) Chub Frank, (3) Gregg Satterlee, (4) Rob Blair, (5) Clint Smith, (6) Doug Horton, (7) Keith Berner, (8) Tim McCreadie, (9) Jason Covert, (10) Boom Briggs, (11) Alex Ferree, (12) Jordan Bland, (13) Austin Hubbard, (14) Jared Hawkins, (15) Rod Conley, (16) Jared Miley, (17) Dave Hess Jr., (18) Denton Boyer, (19) John Mollick, (20) John Flinner, (21) Coleby Frye, (22) Bob Close, (23) Matt Lux, (24) Jeremy Miller, (25) Bump Hedman. Fast qualifier: Satterlee, 15.446 seconds. Heat race winners: Satterlee, Miller, Horton, Frank. Consolation winners: McCreadie, Briggs.