New Egypt, N.J. — (September 14, 2013) — Brian Carber of Pipersville, PA scored his first career Rislone URC Sprint Series feature win Saturday night at the New Egypt Speedway. Carber started ninth and took the lead on lap eighteen after a restart when race leader Randy West spun, after contact with a slower car. Josh Weller brought the field down for the restart with Carber taking the lead entering turn one. Carber at age nineteen delivered an impressive victory and he earned $2,000 for his efforts.
Twenty-three sprint cars turned out for the show with heat race victories going to JR Berry, Curt Michael and Carber.
At the start of the twenty-five lap Rislone URC Sprint Series feature JR Berry and eight time URC Champion Curt Michael made-up the front starting row. At the drop of the green flag, Berry took the lead followed by Ed Aiken and Randy West. Berry held the top spot until lap four when sixth place starter Randy West took the lead driving the Fred’s Trailer Parts #56. Once on top, West was setting a blistering pace followed by Berry, Aiken, Josh Weller and Carber.
The commanding lead set by West started to wear down as he approached lapped traffic with Weller and Carber quickly closing in. At the halfway point, West, Weller and Carber were under a blanket for the lead followed by Davie Franek and Ryan Bohlke. The turning point of the came on lap seventeen when race leader Randy West tagged a slower car and spun in turn two, displaying the only yellow flag of the race. West and Prutzman were the two involved cars that had to restart at the rear of the field.
At the front of the pack, Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA was now the race leader with Brian Carber sharing the front row for the double-file restart. At the drop of the green, Carber beat the field into turn one to become the new race leader. Weller quickly fought back to challenge for the lead.
With five laps to go, Carber and Weller were at the front of the pack followed by Ryan Bolhke, Davie Franek and Curt Michael with JJ Grasso following in sixth.
Weller stayed within striking distance of Carber for the final five laps as Bohlke and Franek battled for third. With the checker flag waiving, Carber took the win followed by Weller, Bohlke, Franek and Curt Michael.
FEATURE FINISH: Brian Carber, Josh Weller, Ryan Bohlke, Davie Franek, Curt Michael, JJ Grasso, Mark Bitner, Andy Best, Joe Zuczek, Jonathan Swanson, Randy West, J.R. Berry, Troy Betts, Kyle Purks, Dan Mazy, Todd Rittenhouse, Scott Lutz, Keith Prutzman, Will Eggiman, Jeff Fithian, David Swanson, Art Liedl, Ed Aiken.
Fred’s Trailer Parts Hard Charger- – -Brian Carber advanced 8 spots
Fast Time- – -Ryan Bohlke