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🏁🏆 Congrats to all the feature winners lastnight 5/15/2021🏆🏁 See MoreSee Less

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It’s just plain silly to have a Miss raceway or whatever in these pictures. I would love to share the pics with friends who have moved away but I get tired of answering who is the girl !!!!!!!

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McGinley motors to 1st ever big block mod win at Mercer; Preister(FASTRAK mods) and Hauck (305 sprints) also win firsts; Thompson wins again in mini stocks

By Jim Balentine
Mercer, Pa.

Michaels Mercer raceway completed their third night of their 70th anniversary season on the Don Klug memorial night with new faces in victory Lane with first time winners JR McGinley (big block modified) Derek Houck (Racesaver 305 sprints) Gage Priester (FASTRAK modifieds) then repeat winner Andy Thompson (mini stocks)along with Les Myers and Tim Natalino (PA vintage modified) who received Don Klug memorial plaques and Evan Darby and Mason McAndrew (junior sprints)

In the big block modified feature JR McGinley, whose Family owned a big block modified driven by Dick Rankin in the past, is a nine time winner in the limited modified class and he finally broke through to pick up his first career big block win as he held off challenges from Brad Rapp to take the checkered flag in the Rick Ryder #18. “It’s feels great been a long time coming!! Rick wanted a driver and he put me in one and it’s been a good start to the season” Brad Rapp would finish 2nd, Eric Gabany 3rd, Chris Haines 4th and Max Smoker 5th.

Central Pennsylvania invader Derek Hauck towed 3 1/2 hours west to score his first ever Mercer checker in the receiver 305 sprints. Hauck started on the pole of the event and withstood multiple challenges from two time winner Logan McCandless to take the victory. Hauck said “it’s nice when you make this long trip and things pan out!!!the car was good and the track was fun! I figured if I held my line we’d be ok!! It’s a really nice surface and fun to race on.. its 2 different corners you’re driving in both ends” Logan McCandless suffered his first defeat of 2021 finishing 2nd, Steve Cousins 3rd, Andy Cavanaugh 4th and Tom Jasen 5th.

In the FASTRAK modified feature 2019 track champion Brian Schaffer was on his way to pick up his first win of the season with a nine second lead however coming out of turn four with two laps to go the car suddenly lost power and Schaffer went to the infield allowing Gage Priester to assume the lead and go on for a surprise first career win at the track he grew up at. “I saw him pull off and I said no way!! and I started shaking my head and celebrating. When he took off at the start I was like “on no” I’m not catching him. My dad ran here, my whole family is from Mercer, it’s a dream come true!!! Billy Adams would get 2nd, Michael Kristyak 3rd, Brian Schaffer 4th and Don Cornelius 5th.

J & J Excavation added $100 to the 1st place Winner of the Mini Stock feature making it $400 to win!! However the mini stocks again suffered much attrition and at the end of the 15 laps feature event Andy Thompson came out the winner after a red flag and multiple yellows to pick up his second career Mercer mini stock win this time in his uncle Carl Ely‘s number zero. Jordan Reges would lead the field from the pole but would go yellow for a crash in turn 1 involving Cody Bice in the #10 and Cameron Hutchins in the #77H. On the restart Adam Aley in the #999 took the lead but it went yellow again for a skirmish in turn 4 collecting Mike Porterfield,#23 Dj McCrae #36, and Joe Campbell #40c.
When the green came back out Aley was overtaken by Tim Callahan then a hard hit by Zack Schwartz in the #325z head on into the turn 4 wall brought out the red while Aley stopped on the backchute and needed medical assistance. Both drivers were ok. Callahan led out of turn 4 but Andy Thompson took over the lead with Campbell back up front batting Callahan for 2nd. Campbell and Aley got by Callahan at the halfway mark. Thompson got into lapped traffic allowing Campbell to move closer but was to no avail as Thompson took the win.“I was scared.. I hit that guy pretty hard and it’s not my car!! I blew my car up opening night and then I sold it the next week and here I am in victory lane in my uncles car.”
Campbell would rebound from the back of the pack to finish 2nd, Will Aley 3rd, Mike Porterfield 4th and Andy Proper 5th.

Mercer will be dark until Saturday May 29 for a non sanctioned $4000 to win 410 sprint show along with the non wing crate sprints for $1000 to win, the Racesaver 305 sprints and the mini stocks.

305 Sprints feature
1. 33-Derek Hauck[1]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[5]; 3. 56-Steve Cousins[4]; 4. X7-Andy Cavanagh[6]; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen[3]; 6. 72-Mike Mathieson[8]; 7. 16-Jim Morris[2]; 8. 10-John Hartman[9]; 9. 4J-Jacob Gamola[10]; 10. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[7]; 11. 34-Adam Noland[11]

Heat winners 33-Derek Hauck; 16-Jim Morris

Big Block Modifieds Feature
1. 18M-JR McGinley[2]; 2. 11R-Brad Rapp[1]; 3. 18X-eric gabany[3]; 4. 35H-Chris Haines[4]; 5. 5-Max Smoker[5]; 6. 55-Scott Kay[6]; 7. 3K-shawn kozar[7]

Heat winner: 11R-Brad Rapp

Mini stock Feature
1. 0-Andy Thompson[8]; 2. 40C-Joe Campbell[9]; 3. 9-William Aley[14]; 4. 23MP-Michael Porterfield[6]; 5. 134-Andy Proper[5]; 6. 77-Braden Bice[11]; 7. 27-Patrick Lane[12]; 8. 77X-Pete Blaczak[20]; 9. 83-Russell Boyle[13]; 10. 33-Brianna Parker[16]; 11. 16R-Jordan Reges[1]; 12. 54-Tim Callahan[3]; 13. 0R-Randy Ealy[4]; 14. 44X-Cody Blose[17]; 15. 999-Adam Aley[2]; 16. 64-Summer Pitts[23]; 17. 325Z-Zack Swartz[10]; 18. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[15]; 19. SOB33-Wally Sterns Jr[18]; 20. 79-John McCraken[19]; 21. (DQ) 10-Corey Bice[22]; 22. (DQ) 77H-Cameron Hutchins[24]; 23. (DQ) 36PACK-DJ MacRae[7]; 24. (DQ) 17S-Shane Shook[21]

Heat winners 0-Andy Thompson; 36PACK-DJ MacRae; 23MP-Michael Porterfield

FASTRAK Modifieds Feature
1. 71-Gage Priester[1]; 2. 717-Billy Adams[2]; 3. 404-MIchael Kristyak[5]; 4. 41-Brian Schaffer[3]; 5. 113-Don Cornelius[6]; 6. 7P-Caden Petry (4)

Heat winner: 71-Gage Priester

Young Gun Jr. Sprints:
Open class: 1.8 – Evan Darby 2.24 – Colten McAndrew 3. 8G – Garrett Davenport 4. 13H – Carter Himes 5. 789 – Kalen Jackson

Stock Class 1. 14-Mason McAndrew 2. 5- Grady Rinehart 3. B4- Brayden Beatty 4. 23- Adam Presnar 5. 4- David Coley 6. 3- Colton Guiher 7. 95- Logan Jackson 8. 9N -Cameron Miller

VINTAGE MODIFIEDS HEAT RACE RESULTS:
SPORTSMANS: 1-Tim Natalino (2), 2-Dale Zimmer (4) , 3-Jeff Manners (5), 4-Paul St. John (1), 5- Jeff Mitchell (5)

MODIFIED: 1-David Myers (1), 2-Les Myers (3), 3-Don Swingle (4), 5- Al Byerly (5), 5-Steve Longo (2)

FEATURE RACE RESULTS:
SPORTSMANS: 1-Tim Natalino (1), 2-Jeff Manners (3) , 3-Dale Zimmer (2), 4-Paul St. John (4), 5- Jeff Mitchell (5)

MODIFIED: 1-Les Myers (2), 2-David Myers (2), 3-Steve Longo (3), 4- Al Byerly (4)

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7 modifieds. That’s sad!!!

Media Quick Results for 5/15/2021 at Michaels Mercer Raceway – Mercer, PA
305 Sprints – Winged 11 Entries
A Feature 1 15 Laps
1. 33-Derek Hauck[1]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[5]; 3. 56-Steve Cousins[4]; 4. X7-Andy Cavanagh[6]; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen[3]; 6. 72-Mike Mathieson[8]; 7. 16-Jim Morris[2]; 8. 10-John Hartman[9]; 9. 4J-Jacob Gamola[10]; 10. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[7]; 11. 34-Adam Noland[11]

Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 33-Derek Hauck[2]; 2. 12G-Tommy Jasen[1]; 3. 56-Steve Cousins[6]; 4. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[5]; 5. 10-John Hartman[4]; 6. 34-Adam Noland[3]

Heat 2 8 Laps
1. 16-Jim Morris[1]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[4]; 3. X7-Andy Cavanagh[5]; 4. 72-Mike Mathieson[2]; 5. 4J-Jacob Gamola[3]

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Media Results for 5/15/2021 at Michaels Mercer Raceway – Mercer, PA
Dirt Big Block Modifieds 7 Entries
A Feature 1 25 Laps
1. 18M-JR McGinley[2]; 2. 11R-Brad Rapp[1]; 3. 18X-eric gabany[3]; 4. 35H-Chris Haines[4]; 5. 5-Max Smoker[5]; 6. 55-Scott Kay[6]; 7. 3K-shawn kozar[7]

Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 11R-Brad Rapp[3]; 2. 18M-JR McGinley[5]; 3. 18X-eric gabany[7]; 4. 35H-Chris Haines[1]; 5. 5-Max Smoker[4]; 6. 55-Scott Kay[2]; 7. 3K-shawn kozar[6]

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Media Results for 5/15/2021 at Michaels Mercer Raceway – Mercer, PA
Sport Compact 24 Entries
A Feature 1 15 Laps
1. 0-Andy Thompson[8]; 2. 40C-Joe Campbell[9]; 3. 9-William Aley[14]; 4. 23MP-Michael Porterfield[6]; 5. 134-Andy Proper[5]; 6. 77-Braden Bice[11]; 7. 27-Patrick Lane[12]; 8. 77X-Pete Blaczak[20]; 9. 83-Russell Boyle[13]; 10. 33-Brianna Parker[16]; 11. 16R-Jordan Reges[1]; 12. 54-Tim Callahan[3]; 13. 0R-Randy Ealy[4]; 14. 44X-Cody Blose[17]; 15. 999-Adam Aley[2]; 16. 64-Summer Pitts[23]; 17. 325Z-Zack Swartz[10]; 18. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[15]; 19. SOB33-Wally Sterns Jr[18]; 20. 79-John McCraken[19]; 21. (DQ) 10-Corey Bice[22]; 22. (DQ) 77H-Cameron Hutchins[24]; 23. (DQ) 36PACK-DJ MacRae[7]; 24. (DQ) 17S-Shane Shook[21]

Heat 1 6 Laps
1. 0-Andy Thompson[6]; 2. 134-Andy Proper[8]; 3. 999-Adam Aley[3]; 4. 325Z-Zack Swartz[4]; 5. 83-Russell Boyle[2]; 6. 33-Brianna Parker[5]; 7. 79-John McCraken[7]; 8. 10-Corey Bice[1]

Heat 2 6 Laps
1. 36PACK-DJ MacRae[4]; 2. 0R-Randy Ealy[5]; 3. 16R-Jordan Reges[3]; 4. 77-Braden Bice[2]; 5. 9-William Aley[7]; 6. 44X-Cody Blose[1]; 7. 77X-Pete Blaczak[8]; 8. 64-Summer Pitts[6]

Heat 3 6 Laps
1. 23MP-Michael Porterfield[1]; 2. 54-Tim Callahan[3]; 3. 40C-Joe Campbell[4]; 4. 27-Patrick Lane[2]; 5. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[6]; 6. SOB33-Wally Sterns Jr[7]; 7. 17S-Shane Shook[8]; 8. 77H-Cameron Hutchins[5]

MyRacePassPowered by MyRacePass5/15/2021 10:44PM CST
Media Results for 5/15/2021 at Michaels Mercer Raceway – Mercer, PA
Limited Modified 6 Entries
A Feature 1 15 Laps
1. 71-Gage Priester[1]; 2. 717-Billy Adams[2]; 3. 404-MIchael Kristyak[5]; 4. 41-Brian Schaffer[3]; 5. 113-Don Cornelius[6]; 6. 7P-Caden Petry[4]

Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 71-Gage Priester[1]; 2. 717-Billy Adams[4]; 3. 41-Brian Schaffer[5]; 4. 7P-Caden Petry[2]; 5. 404-MIchael Kristyak[3]; 6. 113-Don Cornelius[6]
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Congratulations Tommy👏🏼👏🏼

Andy Thompson wins his second Mini stock feature at Mercer good night everybody See MoreSee Less

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Awesome

Congrats Andy Thompson

Way to go congrats

Congratulation Andy

Gage Priester wins his first ever feature in the fastrak modifieds tonight See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Gage. No giving u a hard time this week. Lol. Just a great job.

Thank you everyone!

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Congratulations Gage!!!!

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Way to go Gage!

Great win! The track was the best!

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Oh yeah way to go Gage Priester 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁

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Congratulations Gage Priester

Hell yeah Gage!!!

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Congrats Gage Priester ! 🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟

Hell yeah Gage Priester. Way to go

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