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Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY – WEST LEBANON, NY – Saturday night’s Heavy Hauler-sponsored Modified feature may have only been for appearance points due to the Super DIRTcar Series race in Fulton. However, that didn’t mean that there wasn’t any action.
Steve Hough led the field to green on a blustery night. He almost immediately fell into a battle with J.R. Heffner. The veteran campaigner gave Hough all he could give, but the East Greenbush owner/driver was able to hold off Heffner’s charge.
Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY – WEST LEBANON ,NY – Lebanon Valley Speedway’s opening night was chilly and moist. The schedule was sped up to avoid rain and everything got in. Attrition was the name of the game in the Modifieds, but Andy Bachetti fought through the issues.
By virtue of winning his heat race, Mike King started from pole. The action started very early when Mike Keeler spun on the first lap in turn 1. Kyle Sheldon, Paul Gilardi and Matt Pupello were all collected.
Column By: BOBBY CHALMERS / RPW – WEST LEBANON, NY – Andy Bachetti parked his Modified in victory lane on Opening Night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway. Was he fast? Sure he was. Did he make the right moves? Obviously. However, he was aided by one more thing…attrition.
Several of those who started the $3,000-to-win Modified main did not make it the entire 30 laps. In fact, it seemed like the kiss of doom was getting into the top five.
Case in point, defending Modified Champion Brett Hearn who had absolutely no place to go with Eddie Marshall had an engine expire in his #98. Hearn’s #20 made contact with Marshall, shearing off the right front shock tower on the Madsen Motorsports ride.
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