Flach claims Modified win, but Hearn repeats as champion at Lebanon Valley Speedway
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. — On the final night of the Big Block Modified season at Lebanon Valley Speedway, Keith Flach raced to a win in the 30-lap feature, but it was Brett Hearn who walked away with the 2016 championship after finishing in fourth and holding off Kenny Tremont Jr., who finished in fifth, in the points total. It was Hearn's second straight year winning the title.
Flach took control of Saturday's race on lap 23 and pulled away from the pack for the win. Denny Soltis started on the pole, but finished in 17th.
There was one yellow in the race. Andy Bachetti finished second and Elmo Reckner finished fourth.
"The car was very good all night. Gotta thank the team, its a team effort," Flach said in a release. "They've built me a good car all year. We've had a very fortunate, blessed season."
In the Small Block Modifieds, Chad Jeseo took the win while Tremont took the season championship. Jeseo took the lead for good on lap 10.
Demetrios Drellos finished second, followed by Ryan Darcy — who started on the pole — Tremont and Frank Hoard III. Tremont's finish helped him clinch his second straight Small Block Modified title.
In Sportsman, John Virgilo used the race's lone caution to speed away for the win. Michael Sabia finished second, with Timothy Davis, Rob Maxon and Whitey Slavin rounding out the top five.
In the Pro Stock race, Jay Corbin beat out Jon Routhier for the win, with Nick Hilt Jr., Chuck Towslee and Ed Bishop rounding out the five fastest finishers.
In Pure Stock, Phil Sherman, Dom Denue and Gary O'Brien each won features.
Pepsi Modified Feature Results (30 laps) — 1) Keith Flach, 2) Andy Bachetti, 3) Elmo Reckner, 4) Brett Hearn, 5) Kenny Tremont, Jr., 6) J.R. Heffner, 7) Eddie Marshall, 8) Kyle Sheldon, 9) Matt Pupello, 10) Mike King, 11) Steve Hough, 12) Kolby Schroder, 13) Wayne Jelley, 14) Brian Berger, 15) Kyle Armstrong, 16) John Ruchel, 17) Denny Soltis, 18) Mike Keeler, 19) Jeff Sukup, 20) Rob Pitcher, 21) Paul Gilardi, 22) Chad Jeseo, 23) Olden Dwyer. DNS: Dave McFeeters
Small Block Modified Feature Results (24 laps) — 1) Chad Jeseo, 2) Demetrios Drellos, 3) Ryan Darcy, 4) Kenny Tremont, Jr., 5) Frank Hoard, Jr., 6) Alan Houghtaling, 7) Brett Haas, 8) Ryan Charland, 9) J.R. Heffner, 10) Olden Dwyer, 11) Frank Harper, 12) Jason Herrington, 13) Brian Sandstedt, 14) Brian Peterson, 15) Bryan McGuire, 16) Ray Hall, Jr., 17) Ricky Davis, 18) Chad Pierce, 19) Jason Tompkins, 20) Peter Carlotto, 21) Kenny Aanonsen, Jr., 22) Kim LaVoy, 23) Frank Hoard, Jr. DNS: Steve Hough
Sportsman Feature Results (20 laps, held over from 8/6) — 1) John Virgilio, 2) Michael Sabia, 3) Timothy Davis, 4) Rob Maxon, 5) Whitey Slavin, 6) Chris Lynch, 7) Kevin Ward, 8) Frank Hoard, Jr., 9) Cody Ochs, 10) Carmen Carnibucci, 11) Jeff Watson, 12) Dan Lyle, 13) Mike Block, 14) Nikki Ouellette
Pro Stock Feature Results (20 laps) — 1) Jay Corbin, 2) Jon Routhier, 3) Nick Hilt, Jr., 4) Chuck Towslee, 5) Ed Bishop, 6) Rob Yetman, 7) Ray Hall, Jr., 8) Victor Hopkins, 9) Rick Duzlak, 10) Rick Dempsey, 11) Steven LaRochelle, 12) Paul LaRochelle, 13) Hugh Page, 14) Tom O'Connor, 15) Frank Twing, 16) Joe LaFlamme, 17) Brian Keough, 18) Tim McCarthy, 19) Scott Govertsen, 20) Richard Puff, 21) Tom Dean, 22) Jeff Kelmel, 23) Chad Arsenault, 24) Jason Meltz
Pure Stock Feature No. 1 Results (8 laps) — 1) Phil Sherman, 2) Bob Palmer, 3) Doug Olds, 4) Mike Arnold, 5) Tim Thompson, 6) Kevin Paul, 7) Joe Walcott, 8) J.J. Hatch, 9) John Devine, 10) Karen Verhagen, 11) Zach Sorrentino, 12) Lou Gancarz. Note: Paul Harding's entry was not scored.
Pure Stock Feature No. 2 Results (8 laps) — 1) Dom Denue, 2) Dennis O'Connor, Jr., 3) Ed Hatch, 4) Bill Deak, Jr., 5) Scott Morris, 6) Brian Walsh, 7) Mark Dwyer, 8) Nick Reilly, 9) Dan Olds, 10) Wuggie Burdick, 11) Martina Martin.
Pure Stock Feature No. 3 Results (12 laps) — 1) Gary O'Brien, 2) Jay Casey, 3) Jeff Meltz, Sr., 4) Jason Meltz, 5) Ray Hall, Sr., 6) Jeff Kreutziger, 7) Al Relyea, 8) Jeff Meltz, Jr., 9) Clifford Booth, 10) Zach Seyerlein, 11) Harold Robitaille, 12) Chris Murphy, 13) Shawn Perez, 14) Larry Perez, 15) Dan Cote
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