Ronnie Johnson, Andy Bachetti Split Valley Modified Features

Due to lightning and heavy rains on July 20th, there were two Modified features on Saturday night. The first one was just the start of a rather expensive night at the races. Denny Soltis had won the pole for the first Modified feature last week, but pulled off during the pace laps to conserve his car for later in the evening. That gave the lead to Marc Johnson. The former Albany-Saratoga champ was able to hold the advantage over Ronnie Johnson, who quickly moved up to second from fourth on the grid. Then, things took a turn for the worse. On lap 10, Kyle Armstrong had his throttle hang entering turn 3. He ran over the front end of Steve Hough and went nearly head-on into the wall. The

Valley Mods Rained Out; Dillon Steuer Claims Small Block Victory

The weather at Lebanon Valley Speedway Saturday was wild. First, it was incredibly hot and humid. Then, thunderstorms descended on the track. A drenching rain moved in from the north and wiped out the Modified feature just as they were about to go green. That rain, plus additional torrential rains from another line of storms shortly afterwards, put an early end to the night. There will be double features for the Modifieds on July 27th to make up for the rain out. Before the rain came, the Small Block Modified class had their regularly schedule feature. It was an interesting race to be sure. Alan Houghtaling started from the pole and led early. However, the man on the move was Dillon St

Brock Zearfoss Goes Flag-to-Flag for ASCoC Victory; Frank Harper Wins Small Block Feature

Sunday night brought the Ollie’s All Star Circuit of Champions back to Lebanon Valley for their fourth appearance on the high banks. There was plenty of action to go around. By virtue of winning the Dash, Brock Zearfoss started from the pole and managed to open up a decent gap almost immediately. It did take long for trouble to break out in turn 1. Lucas Wolfe was sent into a wild series of flips in a crash also involving Tony Stewart, Paul McMahan and Darren Schott. Wolfe was ok, but his car was toast. His fuel tank was actually stuck on top of the wall briefly. Stewart and McMahan would continue after repairs, while Schott was done for the evening. Once the green came back out, Zearf

Matt Pupello Takes First Ever Victory for Experimental Engine

Saturday night saw Lebanon Valley Speedway celebrate the 75th birthday of track owner/promoter Howard Commander. Rifenburg Construction put up a $7500 check for the winner in celebration. The night ended up being a celebration for something new that Commander is championing. Matt Pupello started from the pole in his No. 42p, carrying an experimental 500 cubic inch spec motor designed to cut costs. Saturday was the first night back for the Mike Petrucci-built engine after an issue forced it to be taken out for repairs. In the feature, Pupello was able to open up a substantial gap over fellow front row starter Olden Dwyer. Andy Bachetti was on the move early on, quickly moving up to fourth

Kenny Tremont Jr. Takes 3rd Win of 2019 In Dominant Fashion

Despite a forecast of thunderstorms, there was no rain Saturday night at Lebanon Valley. However, there were fireworks. Both in the sky and on the track. Matt Pupello started from the pole (driving a borrowed car) and ran well early on. Further back, Andy Bachetti and L.J. Lombardo were racing hard for position. Bachetti was able to force the issue on Lombardo in turns 3 and 4. Shortly afterwards, contact was made, resulting in both drivers spinning and hitting the wall in turn 1. Olden Dwyer was also collected. While Lombardo was able to continue after repairs and finish ninth, both Bachetti and Dwyer were done for the night. Bachetti was none too pleased with the situation. On the r