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October 2
Pittsburgh Pa. Motor Speedway,
Imperial, PA
Sanction: Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series (Bill Hendren Memorial) - $3,100
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 3, 1:04 pm)
Lukon repeats as Bill Hendren Memorial winner
Bill Hendren Memorial
  1. Kyle Lukon
  2. Alex Ferree
  3. Logan Zarin
  4. Jeremy Wonderling
  5. Levi Spinneweber
  6. Josh Ferry
  7. Tommy Schirnhofer Jr.
  8. Grant Garrison
  9. Garret Paugh
  10. Jake Gunn
  11. Mike Reft
  12. Tim Shaffer
  13. Joe Martin
  14. Michael Duritsky Jr.
  15. Bill Kessler
  16. Levi Crowl
  17. Zach Kane
  18. Ryan Frazee
  19. Zach Gunn
  20. Colby Beighey
  21. Jim Rasey
  22. Tony White
  23. Matt Latta
  24. Justin Lamb
  25. Christian Schneider
  26. Kyle Hardy
presented by
Howie Balis
Race winner Kyle Lukon (middle) is flanked by runner-up Alex Ferree (left) and third-place finisher Logan Zarin (right).
What won the race: Leading all 30 laps from the pole, Kyle Lukon of Burgettstown, Pa., won Friday’s opening night of the Pace Performance RUSH Series-sanctioned Bill Hendren Memorial doubleheader at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Lukon finished 4.212 seconds ahead of Alex Ferree in winning $3,100.
Quotable: "The race track was awesome tonight," said Lukon. "After I came in from the dash, dad said I think you screwed up because up to that point it was a pretty top dominant race track. I got by Tommy (Schirnhofer) on the bottom, but I was a little worried he may get the jump on me on the start. The car was awesome.”
Key notes: The victory followed up Lukon’s 2019 Bill Hendren Memorial triumph. … Lukon was on cruise until two cautions erased his lead. ... No one could take lead advantage of the yellows as Lukon pulled away to a comfortable win. ... It’s the 10th annual RUSH Dirt Late Model Series-sanctioned Bill Hendren Memorial. … PPMS hosts the event for the fifth straight year, though this season’s event was split into two $3,100-to-win features, with a complete program both Friday and Saturday. … The event honors the longtime engine builder who passed away in 2011. … Lukon’s teammate, Levi Spinneweber of Butler, Pa., won the One to Remember race for drivers who have never won a RUSH Series main event. He earned $1,000.
On the move: Eighth-starting Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, Pa., finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Lukon’s winning Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Lukon’s Reb-Fab, Frankland, Tru-Form Race Products, Race1 and Goodyear.
Points chase: Jeremy Wonderling (278 points) leads Joe Martin (272), John Mollick (266), Michael Duritsky, Jr. (264) and John Waters (250).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 48°F
Car count: 41
Fast qualifier: Ben Policz
Time: 19.000 seconds
Polesitter: Kyle Lukon
Dash winner: Kyle Lukon
Heat race winners: Logan Zarin, Alex Ferree, Garret Paugh, Kyle Lukon
Consolation race winners: Zach Gunn, Levi Crowl
Next series race: October 3, Pittsburgh Pa. Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA) $3,100
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Lukon, Schirnhofer Jr.
Row 2: Spinneweber, Zarin
Row 3: Paugh, Hardy
Row 4: Shaffer, Ferree
Row 5: J. Gunn, Reft
Row 6: Schneider, Lamb
Row 7: Frazee, Garrison
Row 8: Wonderling, Martin
Row 9: White, Rasey
Row 10: Latta, Kane
Row 11: Z. Gunn, Crowl
Row 12: Ferry, Beighey
Row 13: Duritsky Jr., Kessler

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