Bolland takes Opening Night Win
Sarver, PA (April 16, 2011) Lernerville Speedway finally fired up its 2011 season on Friday, April 15 on a night that quickly turned chilly and breezy after the clouds consumed the sun shortly after the gates opened. The gusty winds wicked most of the moisture from the race track, but the end result was three and four wide racing during all four features as Cole Duncan, Dave Hess Jr., Kevin Bolland and Mike Miller all mastered the Action Track and bested the competition to score Opening Night wins.
In the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds, Defending Track Champion Kevin Bolland welcomed a new sponsor to the fold with a pulse-pounding feature win in the CreoRacing.com #777 to score his 52nd career Modified win at the Action Track!
A future Hall of Famer never really “comes out of nowhere”, but even right up to the green-white-checker restart, Bolland wasn’t much of a threat to win the race. Dave Murdick run away with the first ten laps of the race until a caution slowed the field on lap 11. The restart slotted Jeremiah Shingledecker right alongside Murdick and they exchanged the lead twice before that fabled green-white-checker restart.
When the green flag waved for the final time, Kevin Bolland mashed the loud pedal and pulled alongside Murdick and Shingledecker down the backstretch sending them three-wide into turn three. Bolland used that same high groove exiting turn two to take the lead down the backstretch on the final lap and held of Shingledecker at the flagstand to score the Opening Night win in the Diehl Mods.
Shingledecker finished second, while Murdick (whom led 19 of 25 laps) crossed the stripe third. NY invader Brian Weaver overcame some bad luck in the heat race to finish fourth after starting the feature on the back row. Brad Rapp scored a strong fifth place finish ahead of Brian Swartzlander, Jim Weller Jr., Mark Frankhouser, Dean Pearson and Phil Evans Jr. Swartzlander and Shingledecker were National Guard heat race victors and Shingledecker leads the Bud Points over Bolland and Murdick.
Fab Four Racing is back next Friday, April 22 on Silver Jacket Night and Easter Egg Extravaganza! Then in two weeks, on Friday, April 29, the All Star Late Models roll into Sarvertown for a $5,000-to-win Showdown. The DIRTcar Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds are also on the card that night.
The first-ever Action Track Podcast Race Recap is posted on our website www.Lernerville.com, as is the entire rundown of Budweiser points.
Contact: Lernerville Speedway
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