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    Junghans Scores First-Career World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory On Night Two Of Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100

    World-of-Outlaws-Late-Model-SeriesSecond-Year WoO LMS Regular Tops Veterans Bloomquist & Clanton For Impressive Firecracker 100 Preliminary Night Win

    SARVER, Pa. – June 26, 2015 – With two of the sport’s top drivers behind him and a steady line of lapped traffic ahead of him, Chase Junghans expected his lead in Friday’s Firecracker 100 preliminary feature at Lernerville Speedway to be shrinking.

    Instead, signals from a crew member during the second half of the 30-lap race told the second-year World of Outlaws Late Model Series driver that he was pulling away from former WoO LMS champion Scott Bloomquist and current series points leader Shane Clanton.

    “I was just riding around out there trying to be patient and my crew guy was giving me signals saying I was pulling away,” said Junghans, the 22-year-old racer from Manhattan, Kan. “I was like ‘Are you kidding me?’ But I guess I was, and now, I just don’t know what to say. This is surreal.”

    Junghans was indeed nearly speechless after dominating Friday’s A-Main to score his first-career WoO LMS victory during the second night of Lernerville’s ninth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com. In notching his fourth top-five finish in the past six WoO LMS events, Junghans earned $6,175 at the 4/10-mile oval and picked up plenty of momentum heading into Saturday’s $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 finale.

    Junghans’ Shop Quik Racing Capital Race Car finished the caution-free race with an advantage of 2.932 seconds. Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., was second with Clanton, the Zebulon, Ga., driver who won Thursday’s Firecracker 100 opener, advancing from his seventh starting spot to finish third. Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., finished fourth with Davey Johnson of Latrobe, Pa., rounding out the race’s top five finishers.

    Junghans was fast all night at Lernerville, setting quick time in qualifying and finishing second to Clanton in his heat race to earn a spot in the Top 8 Redraw. Luck fell his way in drawing the pole for the A-Main, but he didn’t waste the opportunity. He pulled away from an early back-and-forth battle between Bloomquist and Frank and never looked back.

    “This feels great, especially having all these good guys here behind us,” said Junghans, whose previous best WoO LMS finish was a third-place effort at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway on June 18. “It definitely helped starting up front, but we made the most of it. Hopefully we can build off of this and maybe win tomorrow or if not at least have a good finish.”

    A frequent contender at Lernerville, Bloomquist took second from Frank on lap 10 and appeared to initially close slightly on Junghans. But his pace slowed around halfway and the two-time Firecracker 100 winner was forced to settle for the runner-up finish in his self-designed Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car.

    “We weren’t quite where we want to be, but we’re happy with this,” said Bloomquist, who made his first laps of the weekend on Friday after a late arrival led him to sit out Thursday’s opener. “We’ve been playing with some different stuff on the car and tonight was the first night we tried it. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly what I was hunting.”

    With his seventh consecutive top-three WoO LMS finish, Clanton kept his recent hot streak rolling. The co-founder of Capital Race Cars was happy to see a Capital car in victory lane, but he would’ve liked to have made it a one-two sweep for the chassis brand.

    “Any time a Capital car can win, we’re happy,” said Clanton, whose Capital machine is sponsored by Weldbank Energy. “I told Chase to just go on and run his race and hopefully I’d make it to second. We came close, but I was just a little too tight.”

    Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., was sixth at the finish after climbing as high as third midway through the race. Former Lernerville track champion Jared Miley of Pittsburgh, Pa., advanced from 11th to score his second top 10 of the weekend in finishing seventh. Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., was eighth with Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., and Rick Eckert of York, Pa., rounding out the top 10.

    The ninth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com concludes on Saturday with an action-packed night of racing at Lernerville Speedway. With lineups determined by drivers’ best finish over the two preliminary nights, four Firecracker 100 heat races will each transfer four drivers into the 100-lap, $30,000-to-win finale. Two Last-Chance Showdowns will each transfer three more drivers, while provisional starters will round out the field. The night will conclude with the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30 for non-qualifiers.

    For more information on the Firecracker 100 and Lernerville Speedway, visit http://www.lernerville.com/firecracker-100-presented-by-gottaracecom. For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsLateModelSeries.

    Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com Preliminary Night at Lernerville Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

    1. (1) Chase Junghans/30 $6,175
      2. (3) Scott Bloomquist/30 $3,100
      3. (7) Shane Clanton/30 $2,050
      4. (2) Chub Frank/30 $1,800
      5. (5) Davey Johnson/30 $1,500
      6. (6) Tim McCreadie/30 $1,650
      7. (11) Jared Miley/30 $1,800
      8. (10) Gregg Satterlee/30 $1,250
      9. (8) Austin Hubbard/30 $1,100
      10. (16) Rick Eckert/30 $1,250
      11. (15) Eric Wells/30 $950
      12. (18) Morgan Bagley/30 $900
      13. (4) Brandon Overton/30 $1,050
      14. (9) Russ King/30 $775
      15. (13) Josh Richards/30 $900
      16. (12) Mason Zeigler/30 $750
      17. (19) Ross Robinson/30 $660
      18. (20) Darrell Lanigan/29 $790
      19. (23) Boom Briggs/29 $670
      20. (17) Frank Heckenast Jr./29 $650
      21. (21) Kenny Pettyjohn/29 $600
      22. (14) Paul Wilmoth/29 $600
      23. (24) Jordan Yaggy/27 $600
      24. (22) Mike Norris/7 $600

    Time of Race: 9 Mins., 17 Secs.
    Margin of Victory: 2.932 Secs.
    Yellow Flags: None
    Lap Leaders: Junghans (1-30)
    Provisional Starters: Briggs, Yaggy
    WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Jared Miley ($500)
    WoO LMS ‘Rookie of the Race’ Winner: Brandon Overton ($250)

    Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

    Group A


    1. 1J-Davey Johnson, Imperial, Pa., 15.917
      2. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, Ill., 15.993
      3. 1-Josh Richards, Shinnston, W.Va., 16.042
      4. 11H-Austin Hubbard, Seaford, Del., 16.064
      5. 39-Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y., 16.111
      6. 22-Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, Pa., 16.130
      7. 56-Russ King, Bristolville, Ohio, 16.131
      8. 1*-Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.168
      9. 311-Scott Groves, Canton, Ga., 16.281
      10. 14-Dan Angelicchio, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 16.322
      11. 10-Alex Ferree, Valencia, Pa., 16.370
      12. B1-Paul Wilmoth, Clarksburg, W.Va., 16.375
      13. 7R-Ross Robinson, Georgetown, Del., 16.392
      14. 41-Derrick Casner, Mifflintown, Pa., 16.428
      15. 38-Kenny Pettyjohn, Millsboro, Del., 16.513
      16. 3-Dan Swartzlander, Freeport, Pa., 16.526
      17. 4J-John Mollick, Toronto, Ohio, 16.573
      18. 29S-Ken Schaltenbrand Jr., Sarver, Pa., 16.581
      19. 73-Devin Lewis, Weedville, Pa., 16.693
      20. C33-Chris Casner, Mifflintown, Pa., 16.716
      21. 91-Tommy Beck, Delmont, Pa., 16.756
      22. 7x-Herman Bertolini, Creighton, Pa., 17.475
      23. 32-Trevor Herr, Freeport, Pa., no time

    Group B

    1. 18c-Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., 15.861
      2. 32B-Brandon Overton, Evans, Ga., 15.967
      3. 99B-Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.072
      4. 0-Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., 16.090
      5. 25-Shane Clanton, Zebulon, Ga., 16.146
      6. 25z-Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, Pa., 16.147
      7. H1-Jared Miley, Pittsburg, Pa., 16.351
      8. 66-Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights, Pa., 16.362
      9. 29-Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky., 16.371
      10. 7v-Rick Eckert, York, Pa., 16.372
      11. 18-Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky., 16.401
      12. 72-Michael Norris, Sarver, Pa., 16.429
      13. 1C-Mike Pehger, Cranberry Township, Pa., 16.435
      14. 11-Jason Schmidt, Lewiston, Pa., 16.530
      15. 14m-Morgan Bagley, Longview, Texas, 16.546
      16. B22-Bump Hedmon, Sugar Grove, Pa., 16.648
      17. 4T8-John Flinner, Zelienople, Pa., 16.703
      18. 77-Jordan Yaggy, Rochester, Minn., 16.717
      19. 27-Michael Lake, Uniontown, Pa., 16.781
      20. 66-Justin Kann, Huntingdon, Pa., 16.938
      21. 75-Colton Flinner, Allison Park, Pa., 17.281
      22. 44-Derek Stefanick, Oakdale, Pa., 17.951

    Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Johnson, McCreadie, King, Richards, Robinson, Pettyjohn, Lewis, Groves, Herr, Mollick. DNS: Ferree, Beck.

    Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Hubbard, Frank, Satterlee, Wilmoth, Heckenast, Angellicchio, Swartzlander, C.Casner, Schaltenbrand, Berolini, D.Casner.

    Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Clanton, Junghans, Miley, Wells, Lanigan, Bagley, Briggs, J.Flinner, Lake, C.Flinner, Pegher.

    Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Bloomquist, Overton, Zeigler, Eckert, Norris, Bachman, Yaggy, Kann, Hedman, Schmidt, Stefanick.

    Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Bagley, Lanigan, Norris, Lake, Briggs, J.Flinner, Bachman, Kann, Yaggy, Pegher, Hedman, C.Flinner, Schmidt, Stefanick.

    Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Heckenast, Robinson, Pettyjohn, Schaltenbrand, Angelicchio, Groves, C.Casner, Swartzlander, Lewis, Berolini. DNS: Herr, Mollick, Ferree, D.Casner, Beck.

    World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

    Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Junghans
    Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Junghans
    MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Junghans
    Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Junghans
    Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Junghans
    Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank
    JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): McCreadie
    Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): McCreadie
    VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Satterlee
    Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Eckert
    Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Eckert
    Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Bagley
    JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Zeigler
    Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Richards
    Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Robinson
    JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Robinson
    Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Briggs
    Mobil 1 (20 percent certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Heckenst
    JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Yaggy
    MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Junghans
    QA1 ($50 to driver with fastest lap of the night): Junghans
    Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Bloomquist

    2015 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of June 26 – 21 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

    1. Shane Clanton 3002
      2. Darrell Lanigan 2818 (-184)
      3. Josh Richards 2816 (-186)
      4. Chub Frank 2778 (-224)
      5. Tim McCreadie 2716 (-286)
      6. Morgan Bagley 2694 (-308)
      7. Rick Eckert 2664 (-338)
      8. Eric Wells 2656 (-346)
      9. Chase Junghans 2618 (-384)
      10. Frank Heckenast Jr. 2614 (-388)
      11. Brandon Overton 2486 (-516)*
      12. Boom Briggs 2362 (-640)
      13. Jordan Yaggy 2216 (-786)*
      *Rookie of the Year contender

    The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Club 29 Chassis, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.

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