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September 18
Eriez Speedway,
Hammett, PA
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Bob Rohrer Memorial) - $4,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated September 19, 10:55 am)
Hess takes September Sweep opener at Eriez
Bob Rohrer Memorial
  1. Dave Hess Jr.
  2. Max Blair
  3. Bump Hedman
  4. Boom Briggs
  5. Jared Miley
  6. Alex Ferree
  7. Wyatt Scott
  8. Mike Pegher Jr.
  9. Mike Wonderling Jr.
  10. Colton Flinner
  11. Andy Boozel
  12. Matt Urban
  13. Steve Kania
  14. Greg Oakes
  15. David Scott
  16. Darrell Bossard
  17. Dutch Davies
  18. John Lobb
  19. Ryan Scott
  20. Breyton Santee
  21. Chad Wright
  22. Khole Wanzer
  23. Dave Lyon
  24. Jon Hodgkiss
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What won the race: Track champion Dave Hess Jr., of Waterford, Pa., dove under in turn three to overtake pole-starting Max Blair early and raced to a $4,000 victory Friday in the Bob Rohrer Memorial portion of the September Sweep at Eriez Speedway. Blair settled for second in the 40-lapper.
Quotable: “Max has become obviously the best talent around here. He’s just tough to beat week in and week out,” Hess said. “(With Blair starting) on the front row, I knew it was going to be tough to get by. We made the move there early and got the lead and the car was great. My guys were letting me know he was kind of closiing the gap there — which I always expect, he’s just awesome on those long runs — but that caution worked out great and we were able to hold him off."
Key notes: After losing the lead, Blair kept in touch with Hess and briefly pulled alongside with 11 laps remaining as the leaders worked through traffic. The last of three cautions gave Hess clean racetrack the rest of the way. ... Cautions appeared for a Dave Lyon spin, Jon Hodgkiss stopping just off the frontstretch and for a slowing Dutch Davies with nine laps remaining. ... Thirteen drivers completed 40 laps. ... The September Sweep concludes on Saturday, with a $6,000-to-win Super Late Model feature.
On the move: Wyatt Scott of Garland, Pa., started 12th and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Hess drives a No. 44 sponsored by Hess' Garage & Salvage, Amsoil and Genesis Shocks.
Points chase: Dave Hess Jr. won the Super Late Model championship at Eriez.
Car count: 28
Fast qualifier: Mike Pegher Jr.
Time: 15.348 seconds
Polesitter: Max Blair
Heat race winners: Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Hess Jr., Boom Briggs, Colton Flinner
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Blair, Hedman
Row 2: Wonderling, Hess Jr.
Row 3: Miley, Briggs
Row 4: Flinner, Pegher Jr.
Row 5: D. Scott, Ferree
Row 6: Davies, W. Scott
Row 7: Bossard, Boozel
Row 8: Kania, Wright
Row 9: Lyon, Wanzer
Row 10: Lobb, Oakes
Row 11: R. Scott, Urban
Row 12: Hodgkiss, Santee
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