Chub Frank Holds Off Jon Lee for Dog Hollow SLM Paycheck; Dylan Young Wins Southern Memorial in 4 Cylinder Special

STRONGSTOWN, PA (May 22, 2022) – It was a night filled with special races at Dog Hollow Speedway. Chub Frank, of Bear Lake, took home $3100 for his winning effort in the Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models. Dylan Young came home the big winner in the $700 to win Shirley Southern Memorial for the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders. The Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks saw St. Mary’s Tim Steis grab the $800 winners check while Gale Ruth Jr. made it three straight in the $600 to win RUSH Wingless Sprint Cars.


The 20-lap Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stock feature was first on the speedway. The drop of the green saw pole sitter Tim Steis take command. He was chased by Chris Hickok the first ten laps. Anthony Monteparte fell back to fourth but patiently worked his way into the second spot on lap eleven. Monteparte stayed within striking distance but couldn’t quite muster the extra power needed to get around the high-flying Steis. Monteparte followed Steis across the line for second over Hickok, Sam McAdams, Bob Torquato, Tim Laughard, John Eckenrod, Bill Schramm, and Dave Gacka. Heat races were won by Steis and Hickok. Sam McAdams won the $100 Hard Charger Award, courtesy of Contender Chassis, going from 12th to 4th.

Next up was the ground-pounding Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models for their 30-lap feature. Chub Frank wasted little time taking the lead at the start. Jon Lee took up the chase followed by Joe Petyak. Lux then took third before John Wayne Weaver got by, Frank set the pace as Lee tried to close in. Frank and Lee pulled away from the pack. Lee gave it his all trying to stay glued to Frank but could not muster the power to get around and settled for second place. Frank took home $3100 for his winning effort which included $100 for Fast Time Qualifying, presented by Bobby Lake Motorsports, Weaver was third over Michael Lake, Matt Lux, Andy Boozel, Alex Ferree, Del Rougeux, Gale Huey, and Andy Burns. Frank and Joe Petyak were heat winners. Frank set the fastest time in qualifying at 15.747. Michael Lake was the Hard Charger receiving $100 from RFR Motorsports.

Gale Ruth Jr. is dialed in at Dog Hollow Speedway. Gale won both RUSH Wingless Sprint car features in 2021 and he continued his winning streak in 2022. Ruth led all 20-laps to remain undefeated. Chad Ruhlman and John Mollick chased the cagy veteran but did not have enough to make the pass. Ruth took the $600 winner’s check over Ruhlman, Mollick, Tyler Newhart, Blaze Myers, Andy Priest, Zack Wilson, Nolan Groves, AJ MacQuarrie, and Brian Hartzell. Ruth and Ruhlman were heat winners with Andy Priest getting the $100 Hard Charger Award from Ontime Body & Graphics going from 12 to 6th.

The Inaugural Shirley Southern Memorial for the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders rounded out the night. The 20-lap race paid $700 to the winner and it was Dylan Young, winning for his grandmother. Adam Pletcher grabbed the lead as the green flag flew, Pletcher started to run away with it as Phillipson, Dylan Young, Cody Young, and Ashton Daughenbaugh staged a battle royal. Daughenbaugh appeared to be the fastest car and every time he tried for second place he drifted high before finally breaking. Meanwhile, Phillipson was holding up his nephews as they tried to get around him. A yellow flag flew on lap fourteen.
On the restart, Dylan Young took up the chase of Pletcher. Contact sent Pletcher to the pits and Dylan Young was the new leader. A three-car battle between Dylan Young, Cody Young, and Noah Swank, who came from the tail after being late to the lineup. The checkered flag waved with Dylan Young taking home the big winner’s check, in honor of his grandmother. Cody Young was second ahead of Noah Swank, Raymond Dallape, Todd Davis, Bill Eckenrode, Adam Pletcher, Matt Knight, Mike Phillipson, and Matt Keisel. Taking the qualifying heats were Pletcher, Quinten Beeman, and Phillipson. The $100 JHI Hard Charger Award went to Todd Davis who started 13th and finished 5th,

Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models (13) – Chub Frank, Jon Lee, John Wayne Weaver, Michael Lake, Matt Lux, Andy Boozel, Alex Ferree, Del Rougeux, Gale Huey, Andy Burns, Josh Whetstone, Joe Petyak, DNS – Andrew Wylie.

Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks (13) – Tim Steis, Anthony Monteparte, Chris Hickok, Sam McAdams, Bob Torquato, Tim Laughard, John Eckenrod, Bill Schramm, Dave Gacka, Sam Mazey, Joe Evans, Brad Benton, DNS – Shawn Hollis.

Shirley Southern Memorial for the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (18) – Dylan Young, Cody Young, Noah Swank, Raymond Dallape, Todd Davis, Bill Eckenrode, Adam Pletcher, Matt Knight, Mike Phillipson, Matt Keisel, Shane Seville, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Tim Baker, Rob Williams, Tyler Laughard, DNS – Quinten Beeman, Dave Dietrick, Timothy Whetstone.

RUSH Wingless Sprints (15) – Gale Ruth, Chad Ruhlman, John Mollick, Tyler Newhart, Blaze Myers, Andy Priest, Zack Wilson, Nolan Groves, AJ MacQuarrie, Brian Hartzell, Brandon Shughart, Joe Buccola, Charlie Utsinger, Ricky Tucker Jr., Rich Womeldorf.