(By Jay Pees ) Hammett, PA, September 8, 2013: The September Sweep finale, originally set for Saturday night, was run Sunday with B-Mains filling out the feature lineups, then features for all divisions with the highest purses of the season.
The UEMS Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods ran two B-Mains, won by Steve Dixon and Carl McKinney. Steve Sornberger and Dan Sasso were the provisional starters.
Randy Hall and Justin Carlson brought the UEMS Plyler Overhead Door ULMS E-Mod feature to the green with Hall, a former series champion, immediately taking the lead. Several cautions slowed the early going. By lap two the newly crowned Eriez champion, Rich Michael, was second with Carlson third and former Eriez champion Dave Hess fourth. At five laps complete Vic Vena moved to fourth while at the front Michael was challenging Hall. The two were side by side with Dave Hess right behind from lap six through thirteen with Hall pulling back to the lead at lap fourteen. At lap sixteen Hess was alongside Michael with the lapped traffic coming into play. The lead battle was three-wide coming by the line to finish lap eighteen. The three stayed three wide till turn three when Michael turned hard into the turn three concrete wall, possibly after wheel to wheel contact with a lapped car. On the lap prior to the yellow Hess was slightly ahead at the line so restarted the event from the lead. One lap after green again flew Vena came to second but Hess was pulling away from the pack. Hess’s lead vanished at lap 24 when Steve Simon got into the turn two wall, setting up a six lap run to the checkers. The final six laps had Hall coming back to second but Hess was opening his lead again, heading to a $5000 payday. Vena and Hall ran side by side over the last lap with Hall getting the spot by inches. 2012 track champion Joel Watson was fourth and 2013 McKean County Raceway champion Steve Dixon fifth.
Plyler Overhead Door UEMS E-Mods:
B-Main1: Steve Dixon, John Boyd, John Boardman, Steve Simon, Brian Fardink, Dan Sasso, Bill Raylor, Cubby Haupt
Heat 2: Carl McKinney, Shane Crotty, John Schenker, Tom Hagberg, Steve Sornberger, Gary Murphy, Tony Marrotto
Feature: Dave Hess, Randy Hall, Vic Vena, Joel Watson, Steve Dixon, Butch Southwell, Justin Carlson, Russ Dunn, Greg Johnson, Kenny Zimmer, John Boyd, Shane Crotty, Steve Sornberger, John Schenker, Tom Hagberg, Scott Pangrazio, Carl McKinney, Steve Simon, Mike Smith, Rich Michael, Dan Sasso, Darren Tarabori, John Boardman, Chad Carlson
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