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June 19
Tri-City Raceway Park,
Franklin, PA
Sanction: Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series (Bill Emig Memorial) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated June 20, 12:11 pm)
Davis wins Tri-City's Bill Emig Memorial
Bill Emig Memorial
  1. Bryce Davis
  2. Will Thomas
  3. Kyle Lukon
  4. John Waters
  5. Alan Dellinger
  6. Mike Pegher Jr.
  7. Eric Wilson
  8. Jason Knowles
  9. Bruce Hordusky
  10. Dave Lyon
  11. Steve Beatty
  12. Brian Knowles
  13. Daryl Charlier
  14. Jamie Wrightsman
  15. Brian Swank
  16. Tony White
  17. W.L. Stile
  18. Clinton Hersh
  19. Zach Kane
  20. Bob Mitcham
  21. Kyle Zimmerman
  22. Steve Hollabaugh
  23. Matt Latta
  24. Jake Gunn
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What won the race: Surviving a scrape with John Waters, third-starting Bryce Davis of Hornell, N.Y., won Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park for his first Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH touring victory in more than a year. Davis earned $2,000 for his Bill Emig Memorial victory over Will Thomas III of Sharpsville, Pa., who advanced five spots in the 30-lapper.
Quotable: "First I have to apologize to Johnny Waters," Davis said. "We were both racing hard in lapped traffic. I saw my shot there. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to capitalize on it and wasn't sure if I was going to get another chance so I went a little too hot into (turn) one and got into him. I feel really bad, but I'm glad I got him straightened out. We're friends and we talk on a regular basis. The last thing I want is bad blood between us. I hope he forgives me and we can move on from this."
Key notes: Sunday's event marked Tri-City's season opener (drivers practiced Wednesday). ... Davis received a natural hardwood laser-etched trophy from Steve Hendren of Hendrren Racing Engines. ... RUSH touring Late Models revisit Tri-City on Aug. 14. ... The race paid tribute to Bill Emig, a Semi-Late and six-cylinder car owner from 1969-'90. Emig's cars won more than 300 races.
On the move: Alan Dellinger of Hermitage, Pa., started 11th and finished fifth.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Mike Pegher Jr. of Wexford, Pa., had 296 points to lead John Waters (294) and Bryce Davis (286).
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: John Waters
Time: 19.855 seconds
Polesitter: Daryl Charlier
Heat race winners: Mike Pegher Jr., Bryce Davis, Kyle Lukon
Consolation race winners: Steve Hollabaugh
Next series race: July 1, Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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