A good example of all of that - rules enforcement, fan excitement, and monetary reward - was found Friday at Roaring Knob, as George Kowatic won the third of five heats. Kowatic failed to weigh in after his win, and was promptly disqualified. The penalty relegated Kowatic to the tail of the second B-Main. Kowatic then zoomed his way through the B-Main in exciting fashion to claim the win, transfering him to the feature with a 22nd starting berth. He then proceded to thread his way through the feature field, finishing eighth and earning the $100 Precise Racing Products' "Pedal Down" Hard Charger Award gift card, given to the driver who most improved his position in the feature.
FASTRAK NE standout Mike Pegher, Jr. won the 25 lap feature over an impressive Justin Tatlow of Western New York. Tatlow has indicated a desire to follow the Touring Series this year, and after two races, finds himself ninth in points. Defending Champion Max Blair was third followed by Butch Lambert, Kyle Thomas, Josh Holtgraver - back in action after being sidelined in the opener due to two broken legs - and Dan Angelicchio.
|Mike Pegher, Jr. in Victory Lane at Roaring Knob's FASTRAK NE Touring race 4/20|
Touring Race, Round Three, this Friday, 4/27 at Dog Hollow Speedway.
Touring Points after two events:
1. Max Blair 68
2. Butch Lambert 59
3. George Kowatic 58
4. Mike Pegher, Jr. 54
5. Damian Bidwell 52
6. Dan Angelicchio 51
7. Chad Ruhlman 49
8. Ryan Montgomery 48
9. Justin Tatlow 45
10. John Over 42
11. Joe Martin 41
12. Will Thomas 38
|Dan Angelicchio, night pit scene at Roaring Knob|
|Pre-race calm for Pegher's #1C at the Knob|
|Dan Angelicchio, winner of the K&N Dash for FASTRAK NE Touring at Roaring Knob|
|2011 FASTRAK NE Touring Champion, Max Blair, finds himself atop the standings after two races in 2012|
|Justin Tatlow had an impressive second place FASTRAK NE finish at Roaring Knob 4/20|
|Ryan Montgomery, 2011 Future's Cup Champion, pre-race prep at Roaring Knob|