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Beckley Motorsports Park

Blair tops Fastrak foes at Beckley, earns $22,000

October 7, 2012, 1:38 pm
From Fastrak reports
Max Blair's team enjoys victory lane at Beckley. (peepingdragonphotography.com)
Max Blair's team enjoys victory lane at Beckley. (peepingdragonphotography.com)

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Oct. 6) — Crate Late Model standout Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., captured the Fastrak Racing Series World Championship on Saturday at Beckley Motorsports Park.

The 22-year-old Blair, a weekly points and Fastrak Northeast regional winner with Fastrak, reached the apex of the organization with his 75-lap victory from his outside front-row starting spot that paid $22,000. The victory was his 34th overall of the season. | Slideshow | Prelims

Joe Martin of Mayport, Pa., rallied from his 10th starting spot to finish second while Billy Henry of Connersville, Pa., rallied from the 24th starting spot to finish third.

Wayne Robertson of Corning, N.Y., who started 21st, was fourth and tail-starting Chris Meadows of Crab Orchard, W.Va., rounded out the top five.

Meadows won the preliminary Fastrak Weekly World Challenge, earning $7,000 and the final starting spot in the 25-car field.

Notes: Blair’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Specialty Products, Moody & Son Welding, Rohrer Racing, Wescoat Excavating, Mark’s Water Conditional and Craiger Racing Engines. ... Fastrak’s big weekend drew 75 drivers from mine states. ... Fifty-nine battled for starting spots in the Weekly World Challenge while 52 contended for starting spots in the World Championship. ... Series officials announced that Fastrak would be part of East Bay Raceway Parks Winternationals in 2013.

Fastrak World Championship: (1) Max Blair, (2) Joe Martin, (3) Billy Henry, (4) Wayne Robertson, (5) Chris Meadows, (6) Brian Connor, (7) Mike Faykus, (8) Jordan Dill, (9) Chad Ruhlman, (10) Hot Rod Lamance, (11) Chad Wright, (12) Corey Cordon, (13) Trent Ivey, (14) Matt Long, (15) Mike Smith, (16) Brandon Umberger, (17) David Smith, (18) Eddie Hambrick, (19) Aaron Barley, (20) Ryan Montgomery, (21) Chris Ferguson, (22) Furman Parton, (23) Mike Pegher Jr., (24) Bob Rohrer, (25) Ryan Atkins.

Fastrak Weekly World Challenge: (1) Chris Meadows, (2) Chad Ruhlman, (3) Aaron Barley, (4) Josh Holtgraver, (5) Joe Martin, (6) David Smith, (7) Jensen Ford, (8) Kyle Lukon, (9) Mike Smith, (10) John Over, (11) Tate Hughes, (12) Matt Latta, (13) Eddie Hambrick, (14) Colby Cannon, (15) Dan Angelicchio, (16) Jimmie Schiltz, (17) Trent Ivey, (18) Kenny Peeples Jr., (19) Mike Faykus, (20) Frankie Beard, (21) Michael Mitchell, (22) Chris Ferguson, (23) Ryan Atkins, (24) Max Blair. Heat race winners (among 59 cars): D. Smith, Holtgraver, Peppels, M. Smith, Ford, Meadows. Consolation winner: Martin.

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