Briggs sneaks away with victory in All Star debut
SARVER, Pa. (April 17) — Rick "Boom" Briggs battled long and hard with Lernerville Speedway hot shoe Gregg Satterlee before claiming the very first O'Reilly All Star Late Model series victory.
Briggs took the lead from Satterlee with eight laps to go with a slide job exiting turn two. According to series reports, the slide job didn't clear Satterlee cleanly, as Briggs collected the left-front quarter-panel of Satterlee's machine, sending him spinning over the turn-two banking. Briggs held on for the remainder of the 50-lap main event to collect the $5,000 top prize. | Slideshow
Jason Covert led the first 31 laps of the race, and was about to relinquish the lead to Satterlee when mechanical problems ended the night of the three-time and defending MACS series champion. Satterlee was the race leader until the incident with Briggs in turn two with eight laps to go.
O'Reilly All-Stars at Lernerville: (1) Boom Briggs, (2) Eddie Carrier Jr, (3) Alex Ferree, (4) Coleby Frye, (5) Doug Horton, (6) Ron Davies, (7) Matt Lux, (8) Jared Miley, (9) Rod Conley, (10) Duane Chamberlain, (11) John Mollick, (12) Gary Lyle, (13) Greg Satterlee, (14) Chris Farrell, (15) Michael Norris, (16) Jason Covert, (17) Mike Knight, (18) Steve Wilmoth, (19) Tim Dohm, (20) Rick Aukland, (21) Mike Blose, (22) Rob Blair, (23) Dave Hess Jr. (24) Jared Hawkins. Fast qualifier (among 46 cars): Davey Johnson, 15.165. Heat race winners: Horton, Satterlee, Covert, Frye. Consolation winners: Miley, Farrell