Sarver, PA (March 22, 2011) The pre-season is over. No more car shows, no more practice, this Friday Night, March 25 it’s straight up time to go Fab Four Racing at Lernerville Speedway! 2011 promises to be another record breaking season as Brian Swartzlander is poised to become the All Time Wins leader in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds. Ed Lynch Jr. and Joe Kelley will look to add to their All Time Wins leads in the Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprints and Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman divisions respectively. Meanwhile, Lynn Geisler looks to add to his lofty career wins total in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models.
Brian Swartzlander’s last win on August 20, 2010 tied him with Lernerville Speedway Hall of Famer, the late, great Lou Blaney with 69 wins. Swartzlander’s next win will be his 70th and move him into the All Time Wins lead in the Modifieds, but still well behind Blaney’s overall win total of 118; which includes 49 Sprint Car wins.
Swartzlander’s longtime Rival Kevin Bolland is also in the 50 wins club and is 10th at Lernerville in All Time wins with 51, just four wins behind sprint car great Johnny Beaber. He’s also fifth in the Modified division, 10 wins behind Hall of Famer Blackie Watt.
Lynch and Kelley are already the All Time Wins leaders in their respective divisions. Lynch has 105 Sprint wins plus a Modified win for a total of 106 career feature wins. Kelley has 42 career feature wins, including a remarkable 10 last season!
2011 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Lynn Geisler’s sponsor/relationship with #1 Cochran Automotive; which is nothing short of amazing! Geisler is the active leader in All Time Late Model wins with 108, seven behind Hall of Famer Bob Wearing Sr. Geisler’s last win came on July 3, 2009.
2011 also marks Rod George’s 30th Anniversary of local and regional sprint car racing. George is a three-time Lernerville Speedway Track Champion with 41 career feature wins. Both statistics would be significantly higher had it not been for tours of duty in Central PA and with the All Star Circuit of Champions. George has also won multiple track championships and dozens of wins at Tri-City Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park.
With such a rich history in all four divisions of Fab Four Racing, there is also an impressive surge of youthful exuberance. Danny Holtgraver beat three future Hall of Famers (Lynch, George and Felmlee) to become the youngest Sprint Car Track Champion in the 40+ history of Lernerville Speedway. The Ti22 Sprint division also brags rising and future stars Carl Bowser, Pete Miller III and Brandon Matus.
The Precise Late Models is chalk full of young stars headlined by the likes of Defending Track Champion Dave Hess Jr., Alex Ferree, Jared Miley, Gregg Satterlee, Matt Lux, John Garvin Jr., Michael Norris and Garrett Krummert. FASTRAK star Mike Pegher Jr. is scheduled to compete in the Lynn Geisler’s iconic #1 Cochran Super Late Model at the Action Track this season.
The Diehl Mods features young guns Shawn Fleeger, Steve Feder and the Martin Brothers (Erik & Dustin).
The Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman features a pair of supernovas in A.J. Flick and Corey McPherson, along with a core of still rising stars in Ryan Moyer, Jim Fosnaught and Brett McDonald. McPherson will be joined by his friend Brian Lockwood; whom purchased Shawn Thorn’s car.
Keeping with the tradition established by former track owner/promoter Don Martin, Opening Night will be run as a non-points race on the final Friday of March. General Admission prices remain unchanged from 2011; Adults $14, Seniors $10, Students (ages 11-17) $7, and as always children under 10 are admitted FREE.
Pits and main gates open at 5:00. Hot laps begin at approximately 7:00, with heat race action following the National Anthem at 7:30 SHARP. Pit prices are $20 for DIRTcar members and $30 for non-members.
Fab Four Racing is scheduled for first four Friday Nights in April with All Star Late Model Series rolling into Sarvertown to close out the month on Friday, April 29. UMP Pro (crate) Late Models and UMP Modifieds will share the card that night. You can see and print the entire 2011 Lernerville schedule on our website www.Lernerville.com.