Lake, Fields, Hauck & Phillipson New Winners in Karen Condon Memorial at Dog Hollow; Duritsky Only Repeat Winner
STRONGSTOWN, PA (June 4, 2022) – The Karen Condon Memorial produced four new winners for Dog Hollow Speedway Friday night. Michael Lake (Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models), Josh Fields (Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks), Derek Hauck (Laurel Highlands Sprints) and Mike Phillipson (Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders) were all first-time winners this season. Michael Duritsky was rewarded $1000 plus $455 in lap money in winning his second straight in the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models.
Michael “Mr. Smooth” Duritsky, of Masontown, wasted no time letting the field know he was on a mission in the $1000 to win 25-lap Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model feature. Duritsky led every lap to earn his second straight victory at the DHS. Kyle Hardy chased Duritsky but seemed to be having handling issues and could never challenge. Mike Laughard was second over Hardy, Joe Moyer, and Zack Morrow. Heats were won by Duritsky and Morrow.
Allenwood’s Derek Hauck wired the field in the 20-lap Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars. Hauck was never challenged on his way to his first-ever victory at Dog Hollow. The red flag flew on the opening lap when Steve Kenawell, Jr. took a nasty flip after clipping a tire. Kenawell was shaken and taken to the ambulance for a check-up. On the restart, Hauck took off and claimed the win over Roger Irvine, Jarrett Cavalet, Greg Dobrosky, and Dylan Schatzer. Hauck added $525 in lap money to his winnings collected by the Condon family. Cavalet and Kenawell won the qualifying heats.
Uniontown’s Michael Lake made it three winners in three races in the 25-lap Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models. Lake took home over $2000 with the $725 lap money. Lake, who is on a hot streak, led every lap and held off a fast-closing Joe Petyak. Lake built a huge lead only to have it taken away with a yellow on lap 13. Lake took off on the restart and was again pulling away. As he approached lapped traffic he was held up and Petyak closed quickly. Petyak was on his bumper the final two laps but could not pull off the pass. Following Lake across the finish was Joe Petyak, Clinton Hersh, Del Rougeux, and Dave Blazavich. Lake won the lone heat.
Tim Steis was attending a graduation so he had Josh Fields filling in for the 15-lap Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stock car feature. Fields proved he was up for the task, leading every lap and winning an extra $345 for his car owner. The main battle was for second and it was Tim Laughard in a crate engine finishing second. He was also the RUSH Crate winner in the race. Ron Benton, Brady Gallaher, and Joe Kephart III completed the top five. Fields and Brad Benton won the two heats.
The 12-lap Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder feature was a four-car battle with Mike Phillipson, Dylan Young, Cody Young, and Ashton Daughenbaugh duking it out. A yellow on lap eight saw the 44D of Daughenbaugh slow and pushed to the pits. The final four laps saw Phillipson hold off Dylan Young, Cody Young, Todd Davis, and Bill Eckenrode. Phillipson won the only heat. Phillipson also picked up an extra $280 in lap money from the Condon family.
Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models (11) – Michael Duritsky, Mike Laughard, Kyle Hardy, Joe Moyer, Zack Morrow, RJ Dallape, Noah Brunell, Colin Casale, Travis Justice, Tim Snare, Jr., Rudy Bassaro.
Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars (10) – Derek Hauck, Roger Irvine, Jarrett Cavalet, Greg Dobrosky, Dylan Schatzer, Jarrett Rosencrance, Logan Jones, Joshua Lynn, Steve Kenawell, Jr., Jay Fry.
Subway of Downtown Clearfield Super Late Models (6) – Michael Lake, Joe Petyak, Clinton Hersh, Del Rougeux, Dave Blazavich.
Schaeffer’s Oil Products RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks (10) – Josh Fields, Tim Laughard, Ron Benton, Brady Gallaher, Joe Kephart III, John Eckenrod, Dennis Collins, Chris Wolfe, Brad Benton, DNS – Sam McAdams.
Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (8) – Mike Phillipson, Dylan Young, Cody Young, Todd Davis, Bill Eckenrode, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Timothy Whetstone, DNS – Ernie Irvan.