KING OF THE HILL
MONAHAN ALSO WIN AT
Ransomville, NY – Saturday,
September 14, 2013 – The 2013 season came to a
close last Saturday night with the annual King of
the Hill events sponsored by Investors Services.
Twin $1,000 to win 100 lap mains for the
Investors Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet
Street Stocks highlighted the weekend.
A total of 150 cars participated in the two
Scott George of Wilson, NY collected a cool
grand with his win in the 100 lap Investors Services
King of the Hill event. George
took the lead early on and held it through the lap
100 mark aboard his Wilson IGA sponsored #26.
George returned to weekly racing after a few
year hiatus to start his family. The
former Mr. DIRT Sportsman champion looked the best
he has all season long as he dominated the open
wheel season finale through much of the event.
A late race caution put Greg Panunte on
George’s back bumper setting up a late race
challenge. Panunte would
challenge George down low but it would be George
hanging on for the big win. “We’ve been struggling
this year,” commented George. “ I just concentrated
on hitting my marks. I didn’t
think I’d ever get here.”
Panunte came home in the second position
followed by Cody McPherson. The
Merrittville Speedway regulars made a hand full of
stops at the Big R in 2013 and once again proved
they know the track well. Kevin Wills backed up his
win from the night prior with a fourth place finish
followed by James Henry who advanced from his
sixteenth place starting position.
2012’s winner Karl Comfort came home in sixth
followed by Rob Clark, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lewis, and
Allan Wills whom rounded out the top ten. A total of
twenty-five cars took the initial green.
Lonneville of Sanborn, NY was victorious in the 100
lap King of the Hill for the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street
Stocks. Lonneville inherited the
lead on lap ninety-one when current leader Jaren
Israel suffered a right rear flat tire.
Lonneville had been challenging the Wilson,
NY driver for several circuits before lady luck
played in his favor. Lonneville
was elated trackside as he was joined by family and
crew. “That was a tough break for Jaren,” commented
Lonneville. “We were there and
hung on for the win. When you
have a good car, the yellow flags don’t matter.”
champion Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY finished in
the second position followed by 2012 King of the
Hill victor Mike Short. Invader
Bill Bleich came home in the fourth position
followed by Ricky Washburn who rounded out the top
five. A total of twenty-two cars
took the initial green.
Brian Monahan Jr. took top honors in the
Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger twelve lap non-winner
event. Monahan took the lead at
the start of the feature main aboard the Jose Torres
owned machine and maintained it for the entire
event. Monahan would celebrate trackside surrounded
by family and friends. “Jose called me on Sunday and
asked me if I wanted to drive his car,” commented
Monahan. “It’s the fastest thing I’ve ever driven.”
Butch Zimmerman of Burt, NY collected the win
in the fifteen lap Parts Plus Street Stock main
event. Zimmerman took control
from his outside front row starting position and
held it the entire distance. “We
came here to win tonight,” commented Zimmerman.
“Wish we could race here more.”
Mike Welch came home in second followed by Steve
Austin, Mike Childrose, and Marc Minutolo.
Derek Wagner won the 4/6
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SUMMARY;
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN
FEATURE FINISH – SCOTT GEORGE, Greg Panunte, Cody
McPherson, Kevin Wills, James Henry, Karl Comfort,
Rob Clark, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lewis, Allan Wills,
James Michael Friesen, Sandy Pembleton, Mike
Williams, Chris Burek, Jim Zimmerman, Rob Bussey,
Brett Martin, Andrew Jacobson, Derek Smith, Nate
Reynolds, Andy Smith, Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss,
and Derrick Borkenhagen. Heat Winners – Gary
Lindberg and Karl Comfort.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK
FEATURE FINISH – BRIAN LONNEVILLE, Pat Dell, Mike
Short, Billy Bleich, Ricky Washburn, Cliff Gregg
III, Alex Morris, Chase Mattison, Webb Nashwinter,
Jesse Johnston, Cliff Brucker, Pete Reid, Jaren
Israel, Neil Pafk, Ryan Stephenson, Marc Minutolo,
Ken Camidge, Jake Stefanski, Kyle Wendt, Sean Letts,
Price Richardson, and Dave Small. Heat Winners –
Alex Morris and Pat Dell.
PARTS PLUS STREET STOCK FEATURE
FINISH – BUTCH ZIMMERMAN, Mike Welch, Steve Austin,
Mike Childrose, George Lavare, Marc Minutolo, and
Keith Keuer. Heat Winners - Mike
Welch. DNS – Mark Loveland.
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER
FEATURE FINISH – BRIAN MONAHAN JR., Brendan OKeefe,
Chris Lammerts, Corey OKeefe, Joey Zimmerman, Paul
Plante, Mark Nicoletti, Howard Guthrie, Chris
Miller, Ruban Coffey, Eugene Washburn, Anthony
Guthrie, BobbiLynn Spillman, and John Conklin. Heat
Winners – Brian Monahan Jr. and Joey Zimmerman.