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Roaring Knob Mtsprts Complex

Miley crowned King of the Knob, earns $5,000

September 11, 2011, 1:10 pm
From track and series reports
Runner-up Jared Hawkins (37) chases winner Jared Miley (H1). (Tommy Michaels)
Runner-up Jared Hawkins (37) chases winner Jared Miley (H1). (Tommy Michaels)

MARKLEYSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 10) — Fighting back to regain the lead on the 16th lap, Jared Miley of South Park, Pa., led the rest of the 14th annual King of the Knob on Saturday at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in a 51-lap race co-sanctioned by the UFO Race Championship Series and Three State Flyers. | Slideshow

Miley took the checkers ahead of seventh-starting Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., for his second UFO victory of the season and the first of his career on the Three State Flyers circuit.

Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa., who wrapped up his third Three State Flyers championship, was third while UFO points leader Devin Friese of Chambersburg, Pa., was fourth. Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, Pa., rounded out the top five, recovering from a lap-12 spin and rallying from the tail.

D.J. Cline took the lead at the drop of the green, but Miley went ahead on the second lap to take command. Friese took second from Cline on the ninth lap and set his sights on the lead, making his move on a lap-12 restart.

But Friese's lead was short-lived as Miley fought back out front on the 16th lap and stayed in command the rest of the distance.

Friese, Hawkins and the 11th-starting Covert diced it out for the second spot much of the rest of the way, with Covert taking the second spot at the halfway point. He moved up to challenge Miley while Hawkins and Friese chased the frontrunners.

A final caution appeared on the 48th lap, and Hawkins took advantage of a rare Covert mistake on the restart, taking second and taking aim at Miley, but his charge fell short as Miley wrapped up his first career victory at Roaring Knob.

Notes: Miley's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Colussy Chevrolet and Forcey Coal. ... Miley has four career UFO victories. ... Sixth-finishing Corey Conley of Wellsburg, Pa., rallied from 20th. ... Polesitter Jared Hawkins won a 25-lap feature for weekly Late Models, a makeup from an Aug. 27 rainout. Hawkins lapped all but five competitors. ... Rick Strickler won the Fastrak Crate Late Model feature. ... Roaring Knob also crowned its track champs with Scott Rhodes taking the Super Late Model title and John Over winning his second straight Fastrak Crate crown. ... Among drivers failing to make the King of the Knob feature: Chuck Clise, Billy Holbert, L.C. Powers, Matt Dobnak and Gary Gellner. ... The event wrapped up the Three State Flyers season (Friday's event at Bedford Speedway was cancelled). ... Next up for UFO competitors is the Sept. 16-17 Pittsburgher at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, a $7,000-to-win event.

King of the Knob: (1) Jared Miley, (2) Jared Hawkins, (3) Jason Covert, (4) Devin Friese, (5) Jeremy Miller, (6) Corey Conley, (7) Butch McGill, (8) Mason Zeigler, (9) Danny Mitchell, (10) Jerry Bard, (11) Chad McClellan, (12) Scott Rhodes, (13) Doug Eck, (14) Tim Senic, (15) Quintin Wyandt, (16) Keith Barbara, (17) Ron Delano Jr., (18) Chris Meadows, (19) Jamie Lathrom, (20) D.J. Cline, (21) Bob Gordon, (22) Scott LeBarron, (23) K.C. Burdette, (24) Mark Booth, (25) Greg Fetters. Heat race winners (among 33 cars): Miley, McGill, Lathroum, Senic. Consolation winners: Fetters, Delano.

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