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Daily Dirt 09/23/2023 06:27:24

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August 14
Thunder Mountain Speedway,
Knox Dale, PA
Sanction: Zimmer's United Late Model Series (Connor Bobik Memorial) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated August 15, 1:24 pm)
Blair tops Frank, wins Connor Bobik Memorial
Connor Bobik Memorial
  1. Max Blair
  2. Chub Frank
  3. Michael Norris
  4. Dave Hess Jr.
  5. Wyatt Scott
  6. David Scott
  7. Dan Angelicchio
  8. Damian Bidwell
  9. Boom Briggs
  10. Joe Martin
  11. Greg Oakes
  12. Doug Eck
  13. Mike Pegher Jr.
  14. Chris Hackett
  15. Luke Hoffner
  16. John Weaver
  17. Jason Dobson
  18. Bob Dorman
  19. Jon Lee
  20. Del Rougeux
  21. Charles Powell Jr.
  22. Ryan Scott
  23. Will Thomas
  24. Andrew Wylie
  25. Gale Huey
presented by
Jim Balentine.
Kyle Scott (3) got upside down in the feature, but he wasn’t hurt.
What won the race: Max Blair of Centerville, Pa. held off Chub Frank after a restart with 10 laps remaining to capture the 10th annual Connor Bobik Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway. Blair earned $5,000 for his series-leading 28th career Zimmer's United Late Model Series victory.
Quotable: “We’re always pretty good here. I feel like we’re always up front and contending, but I’ve had some awful, awful luck here through the years,” Blair said. “We won the last one here, but before that it was a pretty rough stretch for a while. So it feels good to come here and get the win.”
Key notes: Max Blair became the first repeat winner on the ULMS circuit in 2020. ... Blair led all but the first few laps. ... The event, held at Thunder Mountain for the second consecutive year, honored Connor Bobik, who was 5 when he died from brain cancer in 2011. ... The Bobik family hosts several fundraisers in conjunction with the event, including drawings for autographed photos, door panels and donations from various tracks, businesses, and event sponsors, with proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish foundation. … Bonuses for the event include a $200 Integra Shocks Fast Time Award and $200 Hard Charger award sponsored by Ryan Thomas.
On the move: Joe Martin of Mayport, Pa., advanced from the 21st starting spot to finish 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Blair’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Specialty Products, Murphy’s Logging, R&J Poultry Electrical, Previty’s Auto Wrecking, C&J Dairy, Upstate Auto Group, Clayson Construction, Specialty Products, Niemeyer’s Garage, Moody & Son Welding, Absolute Powder Coating and MWB Custom Graphics.
Points chase: Entering Friday’s event Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., had 161 points to lead son-father duo of Wyatt Scott (147 points) and David Scott (134 points).
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 33
Fast qualifier: Michael Norris
Time: 15.721 seconds
Heat race winners: Dave Hess Jr., Charles Powell Jr., Michael Norris, Max Blair
Consolation race winners: Jon Lee, Will Thomas
Next series race: August 15, Hidden Valley Speedway (Clearfield, PA) $2,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Pegher Jr., Norris
Row 2: Blair, Powell Jr.
Row 3: Frank, Hess Jr.
Row 4: Angelicchio, W. Scott
Row 5: Eck, Bidwell 
Row 6: D. Scott, Hackett
Row 7: R. Scott, Rougeux
Row 8: Wylie, Briggs
Row 9: Mahaffey, Thomas
Row 10: Weaver, Huey
Row 11: Martin, Dorman
Row 12: Oakes, Hoffner
Row 13: Dobson 

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