Briggs breaks ULMS drought at Sharon
HARTFORD, Ohio (July 20) — Two-time series champion Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., notched his first series victory since the 2010 tour finale Saturday at Sharon Speedway, earning $3,000 on the NDRL's ULMS Racing Series at Sharon Speedway.
Briggs turned back pressure from Brent Rhebergen of Clymer, N.Y., over the second half of the 30-lapper to record his sixth career ULMS victory. Rhebergen pulled alongside at one point but Briggs received relief when the yellow flag flew.
Keith Barbara of South Park, Pa., took second from Rhebergen on the white-flag lap while fast qualifier Russ King of Bristolville, Ohio, and Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Pa., rounded out the top five.
Series points leader Mike Knight, who ran as high as third, retired in the closing laps in a feature slowed by a trio of cautions that took just under 20 minutes to complete.
Notes: Briggs drives a Rocket Chassis with sponsorship from Meridien Hardwoods, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, Asel Enterprises, and Tony L. Stec Lumber. ... Briggs last won on the circuit on Oct. 3, 2010, at Central Pennsylvania Speedway in Clearfield. ... A rain shower struck Sharon following time trials and briefly delayed the program. ... Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., bested 24 RUSH Crate Late Models for a $2,000 payday. ... ULMS action continues July 26 with a $3,000-to-win event at McKean County; it’s a makeup of a Thursday rainout.
ULMS @ Sharon:ï¿½(1) Boom Briggs, (2) Keith Barbara, (3) Brent Rhebergen, (4) Russ King, (5) Dave Hess Jr., (6) Jared Miley, (7) Jim Rasey, (8) Jason Dupont, (9) Greg Oakes, (10) Matt Urban, (11) Ryan Markham, (12) Mike Knight, (13) Hiram Bachman, (14) John Britsky, (15) Wally Fox, (16) Michael Oakes. Scratched: Matt Lux.ï¿½Fast qualifier (among 17 cars): King, 15.339 seconds. Heat race winners: King, Barbara.