Press release by Terry Whetstone
GAULT TAKES 100-LAPPER AT CNB RACEWAY PARK
CLEARFIELD – Glenn Gault Jr. of Hubbard, OH copped the 100-lap Late Model special Saturday night at CNB Bank Raceway Park in Clearfield. Joining Gault in victory lane on WTAJ Night were: Anthony Aiello of White Oak in the Street Stocks, Ron Eiford of Scottdale in the Chargers and Jared Broughner of Scottdale in the Four Cylinders.
By virtue of his fast time Nathan Russell sat on the pole for the 100-lap Late Model event, with Glenn Gault Jr. alongside. The green flag waved with Russell shooting into the lead and setting the pace, as Gault followed in second and Sam Fullone a very close third. The first caution waved on lap seven, then went quickly to a red as Ed Dillon blew the engine in turn one, but the leaders were right there, and Russell hit the oil, causing the #75 to go out of control and making hard impact with the first turn wall. While Russell was not hurt, his car needed the assistance of a rollback to get to the pits. Once the oil was cleared from the surface, Gault inherited the lead and Fullone was still in second but the next caution waved just six laps later, when Fullone nearly got into the back of Gault exiting turn four. In an effort to keep from making contact, Fullone swerved to the left, spun out of control and into the inside guardrail. He would eventually drop out of the race. The next stop was a competition caution on lap 50, and after that Gault was able to set sail, as he was opening up a huge lead in the second half of the race. As he was in his own little world, the battle for second place back was heating up, as Bob Weber, who changed a tire at the break and had to tail the filed was heading towards the front, he passed Matt Sever, who ran third much of the race with 39 laps to go. Then Tom Fares Jr. and Jeff Brown started to run down Weber and Sever as Fares passed Weber for second on the 99th lap, as Joe Beretta spun in turn four to set up a two lap dash for the cash. This saw Gault’s lead go out the window, and as the race restarted, Fares was all over Gault’s bumper, but Gault was able to hold on for the victory. Fares, Sever, Brown and Weber completed the top five.
Lauren Butler and Paul Mollura won the Street Stock heats to sit them on the front row for the feature, with Butler leading the opening lap. She lost the lead to Anthony Aiello during lap three as AJ Poljak took second from her on lap five. The non-stop event saw Poljak try to get past Aiello, but to no avail, as Aiello went to victory lane over Poljak, Scott Aiello, Joe Mancuso and Andrew Kostclnick.
The Chargers were led to the start with Ron Eiford and Roger Bryan on the front row, as Eiford took the lead and never gave it up, as he kept Bryan in second the whole race. At the waving of Allen Luzier’s double checkered flags it was Eiford winning over Bryan, Jon Scott, Char Garritty and Lou Botte.
The Four Cylinders saw Larry Dunmyer lead the opening four laps, with Jared Broughner in second. Broughner took the lead from Dunmyer on lap five and went on to win the non-stop race over Dunmyer, Mike Lucas, Corrin Monosky and Kody Barrett.
BANK NOTES: 34 cars filled the pits, including: 12 Late Models, 11 Street Stocks, 5 Chargers and 6 Four Cylinders…Coming up on Oct. 12 is the Keystone Open. It’s dirt versus asphalt day of racing, as dirt cars can compete on asphalt tires in the Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder divisions. Then to the final event of the day which will be a dirt vs. asphalt challenge as the top so many from each type of racing surface will do battle to see which type comes out on top. Details on admission prices and race times will be posted on the CNB Bank Raceway Park website as www.cnbbankracewaypark.com
Late Models: 1. Glenn Gault Jr., Hubbard, OH; 2. Tom Fares Jr., 3. Matt Sever, 4. Jeff Brown, 5. Bob Weber, 6. Dan Lewis, 7. Joe Beretta, 8. Nick Crassi, 9. Sam Fullone, 10. Walt Timblin Jr., 11. Nathan Russell, 12. Ed Dillon.
Street Stocks: 1. Anthony Aiello, White Oak; 2. AJ Poljak, 3. Scott Aiello, 4. Joe Mancuso, 5. Andrew Kostzlnick, 6. Ryan Escott, 7. Greg Kent, 8. Jerry Alaskey, 9. Lauren Butler, 10. Paul Mollura,
Chargers: 1. Ron Eiford, Scottdale; 2. Roger Bryan, 3. Jon Scott, 4. Chad Garritty, 5. Lou Botte.
Four Cylinders: 1. Jared Broughner, Scottdale; 2. Larry Dunmyer, 3. Mike Lucas, 4. Corrin Monosky, 5. Kody Barrett.