Scott Kreutter Wins Bonnell’s Collision Centers Western Weekend Event at Mercer

(Mercer, PA) It has been quite the year for Scott Kreutter since teaming up with Trey Hoddick in the No. 49 as the team picked up $4,000 and their second Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season at the Mercer Raceway Park over Steve Collins and Dylan Westbrook.

Kreutter and Collins would bring the field to the initial green flag, with the two breaking away from the field until they met lap traffic. Collins would remain in second through the balance of the race as he was unable to get by Kreutter.

Westbrook, who started sixth began to make his way to the front to challenge Collins for the runner up spot but failed to complete a pass.

Kreutter would pull away in the second half of the race and take his second Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season. Steve Collins takes another podium run holding off Dylan Westbrook. Ryan Coniam and Dennis Wagner would complete the top five.

After succumbing to rain on the originally scheduled date back in July, a rare August appearance for the Patriot Sprint Tour at the Mercer County oval saw 18 360 sprints in the pits for the make-up event presented by Bonnell’s Collision Centers.

Three heat races were run, with victories going to Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, and Dylan Westbrook.

After taking the win at Ransomville the night prior, Chuck Hebing was unable to make it into the redraw but would take the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash win.

Current point leader and defending champion Jared Zimbardi would bounce back from a slow start to his night and earn the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award worth $50. Darrell Bragman took home the $50 Prestige Pool and Spa Final Finisher Award, and Mike Koehler would finish 11th earning him the Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 11th place finisher award, also worth $50.

Going into the final four point paying events of the 2017 season, Steve Collins has yet again closed the margin in the standings.  Jared Zimbardi now only leads Collins by 22 points – the closest margin since the May 14 of this season.

Up next for the Patriots is a three race challenge weekend with the United Racing Club beginning Friday, September 1 at the Williams Grove Speedway. The tour will then make a return visit to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, September 2, and finally conclude the weekend at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, September 3.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and by following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results – Mercer Raceway Park 8/26/2017

A-Main 1) 49 – Scott Kreutter 2) 67 – Steve Collins 3) 47x – Dylan Westbrook 4) 5w – Ryan Coniam 5) 38w – Dennis Wagner 6) 35 – Jared Zimbardi 7) 47 – Kyle Drum 8) 10 – Mitch Brown 9) 45 – Chuck Hebing 10) 79 – Jordan Thomas 11) 22r – Mike Koehler 12) 1-10 – Jake Brown 13) 10j – CJ Jones 14) 1j – Derrick Juliano 15) 17z – Josh Azzi 16) 81 – Derek Jonathan 17) 5t – Darrell Bragman 18) 38k – Brad Knab

Lap Leaders: Kreutter 1-25

Heat 1: 1) 47 – Kyle Drum 2) 10 – Mitch Brown 3) 38w – Dennis Wagner 4) 81 – Derek Jonathan 5) 1-10 – Jake Brown 6) 5t – Darrell Bragman
Heat 2: 1) 67 – Steve Collins 2) 22r – Mike Koehler 3) 5w – Ryan Coniam 4) 10j – CJ Jones 5) 17z – Josh Azzi 6) 1j – Derrick Juliano
Heat 3: 1) – 47x Dylan Westbrook 2) 49 – Scott Kreutter 3) 45 – Chuck Hebing 4) 35 – Jared Zimbardi 5) 79 – Jordan Thomas 6) 38k – Brad Knab

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) 45 – Chuck Hebing 2) 35 – Jared Zimbardi 3) 79 – Jordan Thomas 4) 81 – Derek Jonathan 5) 10j – CJ Jones 6) 1-10 – Jake Brown

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ ($50): 35 – Jared Zimbardi
Prestige Pools Final Finisher ($50): 5t – Darrell Bragman
Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing ‘11th Place Finisher’ ($50): 22r – Mike Koehler

PST American Series Top 10

1) 35 – Jared Zimbardi (2162), 2) 67 – Steve Collins (2140), 3) 47 – Kyle Drum (2084), 4) 79 – Jordan Thomas (1926), 5) 81 – Derek Jonathan (1757), 6) 17z – Josh Azzi (1745), 7) 48jr – Darryl Ruggles (1337), 8) 98 – Joe Trenca (1235), 9) X – Dan Bennett (1216), 10) 54j – David Just (1102)