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McKean County Raceway

Flag-to-flag Blair earns $7,500 win at McKean

June 16, 2013, 7:32 pm
From series reports
Rob Blair heads to victory at McKean County. (pbase.com/cyberslash)
Rob Blair heads to victory at McKean County. (pbase.com/cyberslash)

EAST SMETHPORT, Pa. (June 15) — Rob Blair of Titusville, Pa., earned $7,500 Saturday at McKean County Raceway for his third NDRL's ULMS Racing Series victory of the season and 12th of his career. | Slideshow

Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., raced from 10th to second in finishing behind Blair with Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., in third. Mike Knight of Ripley, N.Y., whose two-race win streak was snapped, and seventh-starting Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., rounded out the top five.

Knight and Blair started on the front row with Blair taking the early lead over Knight and Ron Davies. A lap-five yellow appeared when Bob Close broke a spindle and lost his left-front wheel.

Blair went back to work with Knight and Coffey in pursuit while Stone worked his way into the top five.

Reigning ULMS champ Boom Briggs slowed in turn four to draw the next yellow, and Coffey took second from Knight on the restart while Stone dropped Fuller to fifth. Stone was up to third by lap 27 and two laps later took the second spot from Coffey while Blair held a half-straightaway lead.

Stone made up a little ground on Blair, but not enough to make a challenge in the remaining laps.

Notes: Blair’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Specialty Products and Moody & Son Welding. ... Dave Hess Jr. entered as the series points leader; he finished eighth. ... Fourth-place finisher Mike Knight won both Wednesday's ULMS stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and Friday's ULMS event at NDRL's McKean County. ... Bryce Davis won Saturday's RUSH Crate fature. ... Hess won the emod feature. ... ULMS competitors take nearly three weeks off before returning to action with a July 3-4 doubleheader at McKean County and Little Valley (N.Y.) Speedway; each event pays $3,000 to the winner.

Down and Dirty 50: (1) Rob Blair, (2) Dan Stone, (3) Vic Coffey, (4) Mike Knight, (5) Tim Fuller, (6) David Scott, (7) Jason Dupont, (8) Dave Hess Jr., (9) Chub Frank, (10) Gregg Satterlee, (11) Matt Lux, (12) Russ King, (13) Matt Urban, (14) Greg Oakes, (15) Brent Rhebergen, (16) Andrew Gordon, (17) Ron Davies, (18) Jeremy Miller, (19) Boom Briggs, (20) Bob Close, (21) Michael Oakes. Fast qualifier (among 21 cars): Fuller. Heat race winners: Knight, Blair, Coffey.

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