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Pittsburgh Pa. Motor Speedway

Johnson, Davis split twin features at PPMS

June 12, 2011, 9:58 pm
From track reports
Michael Davis captured one of the twin features at PPMS. (racingweb.com)
Michael Davis captured one of the twin features at PPMS. (racingweb.com)

IMPERIAL, Pa. (June 11) – Davey Johnson of Greensburg, Pa., and Mike Davis of Rayland, Ohio, split victories Saturday night at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway when the track hosted twin 28-lap features co-sanctioned by the UFO Race Championship tour and the Northern Tier United Late Model Series. Both races paid $4,000 to win. | Slideshow

Making his first start of the season at PPMS, Johnson raced forward from his sixth starting position to take the lead by the second lap of the night’s first feature and held off a late challenge from Jared Miley of South Park, Pa., to score the victory. Behind Miley, Devon Friese of Chambersburg, Pa., finished third with Brandon Burgoon of McDonald, Pa., and Daryl Charlier of Midway, Pa., rounding out the top five finishers.

Rayland Davis led every lap of the second race to pick up his first victory of the season and fifth of his career at PPMS. Miley scored another runner-up finish after briefly challenging Davis midway through the race. Burgoon finished third with Chad McClellan of Stoysown, Pa., fourth and Friese fifth.

Notes: The doubleheader was set up by a rained out event May 14. ... Johnson started 12th in the second feature and advanced to second before getting caught in a wreck when a pair of lapped cars tangled. ... The UFO tour will be back in action with a doubleheader weekend June 17-18 with a pair of $3,000-to-win events at Elkins Raceway in Kerens, W.Va., and Thunder Valley Raceway in Central City, Pa. ... Kyle Lukon of Burgettstown, Pa., won the night’s Crate Late Model feature.

First feature: (1) Davey Johnson, (2) Jared Miley, (3) Devin Friese, (4) Brandon Burgoon, (5) Daryl Charlier, (6) Keith Barbara, (7) Matt Lux, (8) John Mollick, (9) Chad McClelland, (10) Danny Mitchell, (11) Michael Davis (12) Jim Stephans, (13) Jim Lepro, (14) Mike Norris, (15) Quintin Wyandt, (16) Lynn Geisler, (17) Tony Musolino, (18) Tom Duratz, (19) Herman Bertolini, (20) Dave Wade, (21) Dave Johnson, (22) Jon Hodgkiss, (23) Matt Dobnak, (24) John Garvin Jr., (25) Tom Bateman. Scratched: Jason Rider.

Second feature: (1) Michael Davis, (2) Jared Miley, (3) Brandon Burgoon, (4) Chad McClelland, (5) Devin Friese, (6) Matt Lux, (7) Keith Barbara, (8) Mike Norris, (9) John Garvin Jr., (10) Jim Lepro, (11) Quintin Wyandt, (12) Matt Dobnak, (13) Danny Mitchell, (14) Davey Johnson, (15) John Mollick, (16) Dave Johnson, (17) Tom Duratz, (18) Lynn Geisler, (19) Dave Wade,(20) jon Hodgkiss, (21) Jim Stephans. Scratched: Daryl Charlier, Tony Musolino, Herman Bertolini, Tom Bateman, Jason Rider.

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