Sanction: Trick Shot Three State Flyers Series (G&M Auto Sales Night) - $3,500
Information provided by: Kyle Symons and track reports (last updated August 31, 11:42 pm)
Lathroum's misfortune lifts Pettyjohn at Winchester
G&M Auto Sales Night
- Kenny Pettyjohn
- Allen Brannon
- Jason Covert
- J.T. Spence
- C.S. Fitzgerald
- Jason Miller
- Rance Garlock
- Tony Crim
- Kenny Moreland
- Brad Omps
- Jacob Burdette
- Chris Fletcher
- Jamie Lathroum
- Dale Hollidge
- Tommy Armel
- Mike Steck
- Frankie Helmick
- Kerry King Jr.
- Kris Holliday
Kenny Pettyjohn takes the checkers at Winchester, Va.
What won the race: Inheriting the point when race leader Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., suffered issues under the hood with just five laps remaining, Kenny Pettyjohn of Milton, Del., led the closing laps for $3,500 and his second consecutive Trick Shot Three State Flyers Series victory.
Quotable: "We race to win, but I was really pulling for Jamie tonight," said Pettyjohn's car owner Brian Donley, who would donate the $3,500 winner's purse money to Lathroum's team. "They have been through so much this season and it seems like bad luck just seems to follow them. They are all a great bunch of guys and I just want to help them get back on track as much as possible."
Key notes: Allan Brannon jumped out to an early lead. ... Lathroum overtook Pettyjohn for second and Brannon out front with a high-side move on the 14th lap and pulled away to lead by as much as a straightway. ... A lap-22 caution erased Lathroum's big lead, but he was able to hold his own out front again following the restart. ... Pettyjohn regained second just a handful of laps before Lathroum's misfortune that forced him to slow and retire while leading. ... Pettyjohn became Winchester's 12th different winner of 2014 and also won Friday in Bedford, Pa. ... He now has four series victories, three of which have come in 2014. ... Ralph Morgan Jr. won the RUSH Crate Late Model feature. ... The tour wraps up its Labor Day tripleheader at Potomac Speedway on Sunday.
On the move: Jason Miller of New Tripoli, Pa., climbed four spots to finish sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Pettyjohn's No. 38 Rocket Chassis supports the Wounded Warrior Project.
Points chase: Pettyjohn padded his points lead with a victory for the second consecutive evening; he entered the weekend 26 points ahead of Jason Covert.
Car count: 19
Polesitter: Kenny Pettyjohn
Heat race winners: Kenny Moreland, Kenny Pettyjohn
Next series race: August 31, Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, MD) $3,800
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.