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Kyle Lick Pockets $2000 In Lebanon Valley Classic

Catasauqua driver Kyle Lick will remain the only driver to claim a Speedstr feature win at Linda’s Speedway for another year. Lick was the winner of the inaugural running of the Speedstrs in 2013. He returned Friday night to try to reclaim that crown and did so in fine fashion holding off both Action Track USA champions Kenny Brightbill (2013) and Billy Pauch Jr (2014). Timed dashes were run to start the night for the Speedstrs and it was a family affair with both Billy Pauch Jr and Sr locking into the A Main redraw. Heat races were lined up by the times. Kyle Weiss was able to wrestle away a heat race win from a front row of Brightbill and Toby Tobias. In heat race number two it was Frank Yankowski holding off Frank Cozze and Kyle Lick. That set the redraw for the nights feature including the fastest in time and top three finishers in the heats. The Action Tracks Mandee Pauch was asked to organize the redraw that saw drivers tossing footballs for starting spots. Kyle Lick did his best Payton Manning and gained the front spot for the feature. Lick had a lot of early pressure from Tobias before Tobias was forced to retire with a fuel problem. Brightbill began to work his way up to the front from his eighth starting spot and would move into second just past the half way mark. Pauch Jr ran third for much of the event challenging for the lead as well. Lick would survive some later race restarts and go on to claim the $2000 Lebanon Valley Classic victory. Lick drives for owner John Kovatch who donates all their winnings to charity. Brightbill, Pauch Jr, Cooze, and Billy Pauch Sr were the top five finishers. Larry Solomon found the inside line to his liking in the main event going from 14th to finish in sixth. Kyle Weiss was seventh, Wayne Weaver eighth, Earl Paules ninth, and Simon Egan was tenth. 22 Speedstrs were on hand for racing action with Brandon Grosso won the B Main. Action Track USA hosts Speedstr racing on Wednesday Nights throughout the summer, more information on weekly competition for the Speedstrs can be found on their web site actiontrackusa.com.

Speedstrs :
Heat 1- Kyle Weiss, Kenny Brightbill, Richie Tobias, Wayne Weaver, John Kovatch
Heat 2- Frank Yankowski, Frank Cozze, Kyle Lick, Earl Paules, Brad Brightbill
Consi 1- Brandon Grosso, Larry Solomon, Steve Yankowski, Simon Egan

Feature :
1- 46 Kyle Lick
2- 19 Kenny Brightbill
3- 1 Billy Pauch Jr
4- 5 Frank Cozze
5- 9 Billy Pauch Sr
6- 517 Larry Solomon
7- 4 Kyle Weiss
8- 0 Wayne Weaver
9- 8 Earl Paules
10- 97 Simon Egan
11- 84y Frank Yankowski
12- 44 Jason Miller
13- 11 Gary Huber
14- 7 Bob Trapper
15- 33y Steve Yankowski
16- 93 Rick Kirkendall
17- 6 Brandon Grosso
18- 29 Richie Tobias
19- 19b Brad Brightbill
20- IV John Kovatch
21- 15 Brittany Wixon
22- 22 Mike Vermeulen

Photo’s = Amy Williams : http://amysracingphotos.smugmug.com/2014-Pictures/Speedstrs-091914