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STEVE BUCKWALTER PICKS UP HIS FIFTH WIN OF THE SEASON SUNDAY AT SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY

By Steve Williams

On a hot humid night, there was nothing hotter at Susquehanna Speedway than Steve Buckwalter, who picked up his fifth win of the season in ARDC Midget competition.

With the handicapping system used by ARDC, you know that the previous race winner and points leaders will start deep in the pack and will have to work hard for every position but on Sunday night it looked for a while, like a rookie front row starter, might pick up his first midget win. Brad Cox, who moved from Australia to race bolted from his outside front row starting spot into the lead at the drop of the green flag.

Brett Arndt, who sat on the pole, gave Cox all he could handle early on and never let the youngster open up any kind of a lead. Cox was able to stay on the point through a lap five yellow and a lap six red flag that was thrown when a seven car pileup blocked the track. Drivers involved in the pileup were Stephanie Stevens, Dusty Heistand, Steve Bull, Steve Drevicki, Jeff Halligan, Scott Zipp and Ryan Watt.

On lap 10 Arndt drifted high into the second turn and open the door for last years champ Frank Polimeda and current point leader, Steve Buckwalter to get by. This allowed Steve Lenig to close the gap and an exciting five car race for the top spot ensued for several laps.

A five car pileup in the first and second turns again brought out the yellow on lap 13. With cars and wreckers on the speedway the field had to find a way to snake through the accident scene and Cox had to bring his car to a stop. After being restarted, Cox was put back on the point because of the situation.

With four to go, Buckwalter, who had been dogging Polimeda without success took to the high side and was able to get by and used the same move to get around Cox, for the lead. Polimeda followed Buckwalter past Cox to grab the second spot.

Buckwalter had to survive one more yellow before holding off Polimeda to claim his fifth win of the season.

Finishing behind Buckwalter and Polimeda was Cox, 11th starting Drew Heistand, and Brett Arndt. Sixth through tenth went to Steve Lenig, Ryan Smith, Tim Buckwalter, Alex Bright and Dave Shirk.

Heats for the 27 midgets in attendance went to Trevor Kobylarz, Ryan Smith and Brett Arndt. No consolation was needed.

NOTES: Jeff Halligan who races 600 Micros at Kutztown and Clyde Martin Speedways was in the spare Two Dogs Racing #4 that has been driven in the past by Jeff Furlong. Brad Cox spent last week at Hickory Speedway in North Carolina testing a NASCAR Late Model for Marcus Ambrose. Cox will be returning for some more track time. Ryan Watt and Ryan Smith were busy at Bridgeport Speedway Saturday night. Both drivers registered 2nd place finishes. Watt in the Modifieds where he is also second in points and Smith in the Tri-State Racesaver Sprints. Drew Heistand had a shiny new Esslinger motor under the hood. Greg Fitzpatrick spent a busy week rebuilding his car after taking a wild ride at Lincoln last week.

ARDC MIDGET RESULTS SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY 6-13-2010

1) 0 Steve Buckwalter, 2) 44 Frank Polimeda, 3) 94 Brad Cox, 4) 12 Drew Heistand, 5) 46 Brett Arndt, 6) 9 Steve Lenig, 7) 34 Ryan Smith, 8) 52 Tim Buckwlter, 9) 77 Alex Bright, 10) 16 Dave Shirk, 11) 51 PJ Gargiulo, 12) 78 Nick Wean, 13) 83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 14) 11 Eric Heydenreich, 15) 19 Steve Drevicki, 16) 26 Stephanie Stevens, 17) 75 Ryan Watt, 18) 01 Steve Bull, 19) 6 Dusty Heistand, 20) 55 Steve Craig, 21) 4 Jeff Halligan, 22) 49 Trevor Kobylarz, 23) 99 Scott Zipp, 24) 25 Chris Zrinski, 25) 28 Greg Fitzpatrick, DNS 26) 84 Jimmy Cammock, DNQ 91 Donnie Trent

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bridgeport Speedway (1/4 mile)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Central Pennsylvania Speedway

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Georgetown Speedway

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, July 10, 2010

May 8th Makeup

PAST RESULTS

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Big Diamond Raceway

RAIN

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Susquehanna Speedway Park

Billy Pauch Jr

Candy Bowl Makeup

Steve Buckwalter

Friday, April 30, 2010

Williams Grove Speedway

Steve Buckwalter

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Big Diamond Raceway

RAIN

March 28th Makeup

RAIN

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Williams Grove Speedway

RAIN

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Grandview Speedway

Billy Pauch Jr

Friday, May 28, 2010

Penn Can Speedway

Steve Buckwalter

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Grandview Speedway

Steve Buckwalter

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Lincoln Speedway

Eric Heydenreich

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Susquehanna Speedway

Steve Buckwalter

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS

POS

CAR #

DRIVER

TOTAL POINTS

1

0

STEVE

BUCKWALTER

829

2

11

ERIC

HEYDENREICH

708

3

12

DREW

HEISTAND

703

4

34

RYAN

SMITH

632

5

44

FRANK

POLIMEDA

627

6

52

TIM

BUCKWALTER

597

7

83

BRUCE

BUCKWALTER JR

584

8

6

DUSTY

HEISTAND

568

9

9

STEVE

LENIG

564

10

51

PJ

GARGIULO

550

11

46

BRETT

ARNDT

546

12

77

ALEX

BRIGHT

544

13

78

NICK

WEAN

535

14

49

TREVOR

KOBYLARZ

495

15

54

BILLY

PAUCH JR.

491

16

2

TRACY

READINGER

486

16

75

RYAN

WATT

486

18

26

STEPHANIE

STEVENS

460

19

16

DAVE

SHIRK

446

20

94

BRAD

COX

387

21

19

STEVEN

DREVICKI

362

22

84

JIMMY