SENECA, PA – May 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Elderton, Pennsylvania’s Greg Dobrosky was well on his way to an IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour (AST) main event victory on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway when misfortune stepped forward and intervened.
Dobrosky, a former 305 cubic inch sprint car winner during competition in Western Pennsylvania, led the AST feature field until the final corner of the final circuit. Contact with a lapped car erased Dobrosky’s advantage, as well as his position at the top of the running order. Jake Gomola inherited the top spot, eventually surviving a one lap dash to score his first IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour victory of the 2017 season.
“That’s a tough deal for Greg [Dobrosky], but we’ll take what we can get,” Jake Gomola explained, full-time competitor, as well as AST promoter. “He was pretty strong the entire race. Not sure we were ever going to have anything for him. Regardless, we’re happy to get a win. Sometimes, being the guy racing in the second position proves to be more beneficial than leading a race while in traffic. This proved to be one of those cases. We’ll work for two in a row this Friday when we return to Thunder Mountain Speedway.”
The inaugural season of the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour will continue with a Memorial Day weekend doubleheader in Western Pennsylvania, this time returning to Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville on Friday, May 26, followed by a one night visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 27. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” was scheduled to host the 305ci series during opening weekend, but was washed away by Mother Nature.
Ralph Engel and Jake Gomola will enter Memorial Day weekend as the only two feature winners during Allegheny Sprint Tour competition in 2017. Gomola has finished no worse than second; finishing in the runner-up position during the season opener at Tri-City Raceway Park.
Those who would like to learn more about the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series live on the Web at www.alleghenysprinttour.weebly.com. Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” the Series on all of the available social media outlets.
Text Results: Thunder Mountain Speedway – Allegheny Sprint Tour Racesaver 305 Sprint Finish (May 19): Jake Gomola, Will Fleming, Jeff Taylor, Randy Sterling, Kyle Colwell, Brian Wright, Jonathon Jones, Greg Dobrosky, Jeremy Hill, Zach Hawk, Mike McCool (DNS)
2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule/Winners:
Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway – RAIN
Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – RAIN
Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) – RAIN
Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park – Ralph Engel
Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway – Jake Gomola
Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Saturday, May 27th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Friday, June 2nd- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, June 16th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Friday, June 23rd- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)
Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway
Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)
Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway
Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park
Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway
Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway
About Allegheny Sprint Tour
Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.
The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners:
Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports
Source: Allegheny Sprint Tour