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Mercer Raceway Park

Division rookie Guidace rolls to Mercer win

May 27, 2008, 2:21 pm
From track reports
Frank Guidace guides his Lazer Chassis to victory. (Todd Battin)
Frank Guidace guides his Lazer Chassis to victory. (Todd Battin)

MERCER, Pa. (May 26) — Making just his fifth Crate Late Model start, hometown driver Frank Guidace led all 25 laps of the Steel Valley Memorial Day Classic for a Fastrak Racing Series Northeast victory at Mercer Raceway Park. The 2006 Mercer modified champion used the outside to grab the lead from polesitter Tommy Snyder Jr. and never looked back for a $1,200 victory. | Slideshow

Seventh-starting Jay Watson, running the high groove, finished second and halted the charge of 12th-starting Max Blair, who entered the race with victories the previous two nights at McKean County Raceway and Tri-City Raceway. Mike Pegher Jr. was fourth and last year's Fastrak Northeast champ Alan Dellinger rallied from 14th to finish fifth.

Notes: Guidace's Lazer Chassis is sponsored by Shadow Shocks and ASI Racewear. ... Guidace's car picked up a vibration in the closing laps when mud got packed in his wheel, allowing his pursuers to close in. ... Guidace has 14 career feature victories at Mercer. ... Tommy Snyder Jr.'s run up front ended when he was put to the rear for triggering a six-car accident on a bad start. ... Jon Law ran among the leaders early but ended up 18th.

Fastrak Northeast @ Mercer: (1) Frank Guidace, (2) Jay Watson (3) Max Blair, (4) Mike Pegher Jr., (5) Alan Dellinger, (6) Rusty Moore, (7) Steve Hollabaugh, (8) Brian Booher, (9) Bobby Powell, (10) Butch Lambert, (11) Andy Buckley, (12) Mike Anderson Jr., (13) Bob Kish, (14) Tom Snyder Jr., (15) Chad Myers, (16) Steve D'Apolito, (17) Roger French, (18) Jon Law, (19) Chris Haines, (20) Bob Diver, (21) Justin Kann, (22) Dennis Lunger, (23) Dick Barton, (24) Kenny Meadows. Heat race winners (among 31 cars): Snyder, Guidace, Law, Moore. Consolation winners: Hollabaugh, Diver.

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