Fab 4 Stretch Run Begins Friday At Lernerville Speedway

Points Battles Tightening In Final Month Of The Season

Scott Stiller
August 02, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Corey McPherson's No. 33 Pro Stock Racing Around Lernerville Speedway

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SARVER, PA (93.7 The Fan) - One month to go in the Fab4 Season and the racing is expected to be fierce tonight at Lernerville Speedway.

Three drivers are battling it out for the Peoples Gas DIRTcar Sprints Championship with AJ Flick, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Carl Bowser all vying for the top spot.  Flick is atop the standings with Sodeman 16-points behind.  Bowser is only six points behind Sodeman and 22-points out of the top spot.  Tonight will be key to see if any of the three in this group can put some distance between himself and the other two.

In the Precise Racing Products Late Model division, Ken Schaltenbrand sits atop the standings based on a very consistent season: a feature win and five-podium finishes in 2019.  Jared Miley is in second place, 28-points behind Schaltenbrand, so don't count Miley out at this point.  Three drivers are separated by three points in the battle for third position.  Kelvin Kohan currently holds that spot but Mike Miller and Tyler Dietz are right behind him.

A familiar name sits atop the standings in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds.  Eight time Modified Champion Brian Swartzlander holds a 13-point lead over Rex King Jr. and a 15-point lead over Rex King Sr.  Garrett Krummert is in striking distance, 22-points behind Swartzlander.  Dave Murdick is still in the hunt back in fifth, 31-points out of first place.  Tonight will be key for everyone in this battle.

The Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks battle is equally competitive as 22-points separates first through fourth.  Corey McPherson (pictured above) holds a seven point advantage over Tyler Diets with Joey Zambotti a mere 14-points behind.  Ryan Moyer is right behind, only 22-points behind McPherson.  Tonight could shuffle those standings and expect this battle to come down to the last race of the year.

The Lernerville Kids Club will be making candy necklaces tonight and the kids will also lead the crowd in the reciting of our Pledge of Allegiance.  Tonight will also be the last chance for children to earn an entry for Lernerville's August 9th bike raffles.

Pits open at 4 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.  Adult general admission is $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for students ages 11-17 and children 10 and under get in for free.