Brian charged up to 2nd on JC Flach’s night but a late race mishap ended his hopes for a podium finish

Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW – WEST LEBANON, NY – It’s one of the most important events on the calendar for the Modifieds at the Lebanon Valley Speedway. The JC Flach Memorial, honoring one of the more likeable drivers ever to strap into a Big Block on the high banks.

Well, the sixth annual edition of the event saw the checkers go to one of the most dominant drivers ever to sit behind the wheel of a Modified, and one of the most consistent this season, that being Brett Hearn.

Hearn started the feature event from the 15th spot and wasted no time moving towards the front. By lap three he was in ninth. By lap seven he was fourth, and on lap 13, he made the move of the race to grab the second position.

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June 2nd – Brian gets first top 5 finish of the season… Eddie Marshall wins

Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW – WEST LEBANON, NY – June 14, 2014. That was the last time veteran Eddie Marshall graced victory lane. The was, until Saturday night, when the Marshall Oil #98 took Rodney Rescott’s double checkered flags first and ended a nearly four year winless streak.

Marshall, the second generation driver from Ridgefield, CT, started in sixth spot and was on the move quickly, jumping to the third position within a matter of circuits. He then got into a fierce battle with the 34 of Steve Hough for several laps before disposing of him and setting his sights on leader Elmo Reckner.

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Week 2 – Lombardo wins, Brian finishes 11th

Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY – WEST LEBANON, NY – Teams were greeted by temperate weather and no precipitation Saturday night at Lebanon Valley. Those in attendance were treated to some excellent racing.

Denny Soltis started from the pole in his No. 1x, but quickly lost the advantage to L.J. Lombardo. From there, Lombardo opened up a decent gap over Keith Flach. Further back, drivers such as Brett Hearn and Kenny Tremont Jr. were having a fair amount of issues moving up through the pack.

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