Dog Hollow Speedway
Martin scores Fastrak victory at Dog Hollow
STRONGSTOWN, Pa. (July 26) – Joe Martin used a mid-week event for the Fastrak Northeast touring series for Crate Late Models as an opportunity to turn his bad luck around. The 26-year-old Mayport, Pa., driver, who had struggled on the tour with just two previous top-five finishes on the season, finally broke through for a victory Tuesday night at Dog Hollow Speedway.
Martin led all 25 laps of the feature after starting from the pole and earned $1,500 for his first series victory of the season and sixth of his career.
"We had a good car, but it helps a lot to start up front," Martin said of his victory. "We went with a hard tire and the cautions hurt us. I probably was under driving it until I saw Andrew (Satterlee). He runs the bottom and I run the top. He raced me clean and is fun to race with. I just tried to hit my marks."
Mike Pegher Jr. of Wexford, Pa., was credited with the runner-up finish in the official rundown after apparent second-place finisher Andrew Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., was disqualified for an illegal carburetor spacer following post-race inspection. Tom Snyder Jr. of Mayport Pa., was third Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., and Dan Angelicchio of Greensburg, Pa., rounding out the top five finishers.
The event was the undercard event on a night that also featured a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event won by Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky.
Fastrak @ Dog Hollow: (1) Joe Martin, (2) Mike Pegher Jr., (3) Tom Snyder Jr., (4) Max Blair, (5) Dan Angelicchio, (6) Butch Lambert, (7) Ryan Montgomery, (8) Josh Holtgraver, (9) Steve Dixon, (10) Mike Laughard, (11) Troy Shields, (12) Andrew Wylie, (13) Damian Bidwell, (14) Rob Marhefka, (15) Tim Snare, (16) Joe Petyak, (17) Shane Weaver, (18) Kyle Lukon, (19) Russell King, (20) Ryan McFarland, (21) Shawn Jett, (22) George Kowatic, (23) Ricky Meglaye, (24) Andrew Satterlee. Heat race winners: Shields, Martin, Angelicchio. Consolation race winner: Lukon. Non-qualifiers race winner: Brian Lessley.