Freedom Motorsports Park,
Sanction: Zimmer's United Late Model Series (Pete Loretto Memorial) - $2,500
Information provided by: Dave Sully and series reports (last updated July 16, 9:52 am)
Max Blair rallies for seventh ULMS victory
Pete Loretto Memorial
- Max Blair
- Mike Maresca
- Greg Oakes
- Bryce Davis
- Dave Hess Jr.
- Mike Wonderling Jr.
- Chris Hackett
- Nathan Hill
- Al Brewer
- Jason Dobson
What won the race: Bouncing back after being shuffled back to seventh early in the race, Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., took the lead from Mike Maresca on lap 16 and went on to claim his seventh ULMS victory of the season. Blair earned $2,500 for Friday’s win at Freedom Motorsports Park. Maresca finished second, with Greg Oakes third.
Quotable: “I got hit going into the corner (on lap three) and got shoved up the race track and then we got hit real hard coming off the corner and made me fall back, but it’s all part of racing,” said Blair. “It was a little hairy there, for awhile, but it all worked out. We got back by those guys and we’re sitting here. It’s awesome. This year has just been unbelievable”
Key notes: Polesitter Greg Oakes led the first 13 laps before slowing under a caution, giving the lead to Mike Maresca. … Dave Hess slowed with a flat tire on lap 13. … A final caution waved on lap 24 for Mike Wonderling, who had a flat tire, setting up a six-lap shootout, but Blair pulled away from Maresca. ... Blair has won five of the last six series races. … The victory was Blair's 16th career Zimmer's ULMS win; tying him on the all-time win list with his father Rob Blair. ... Blair picked up an extra $300 for fast time. ... The series returns Aug. 10 and Sept. 15.
On the move: Race winner Max Blair started sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Blair’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Specialty Products, Murphy’s Logging, C&J Dairy, Previty’s Auto Wrecking, Upstate Auto Group, Sons of the American Legion Post 1460, Moody & Son Welding, Niemeyer’s Garage and Integra Racing Shocks.
Points chase: Max Blair (373) lengthened his series lead over Mike Maresca (346) and Mike Wonderling Jr. (242).
Car count: 10
Fast qualifier: Max Blair
Polesitter: Greg Oakes
Heat race winners: Max Blair, Greg Oakes
Next series race: July 27, Dog Hollow Speedway (Strongstown, PA) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.