Jared Miley chases uncle Ben Miley before making the pass for the lead and
the win in Saturday's Late Model feature at PPMS. (Dan
Pittsburgh's Pa. Motor
Speedway - Imperial
May 1: Jared Miley won his second feature of the
young season in a last turn pass in the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar Super Late Models.
Tony Musolino and Ben Miley brought the field down for the green, with Musolino
leading the first lap. On lap two, Ben Miley grabbed the lead and led the next several laps, with
Musolino hot on his tail. On lap six, Mike Basich hit the second turn wall and rolled over, bringing out the
red flag. Basich was OK.
Despite a two-position penalty for jumping a restart, Jared Miley made his
way back to the lead on the final lap of the May 1st LM feature at Pittsburgh's Pa. Motor Speedway.
The race restarted with Ben Miley in the lead and Musolino in second and sixth starting Jared Miley in
third. Jared Miley moved into second on lap eight and into the lead past Uncle Ben on lap 10. At that point
the race looked to be over, as Jared seemed to be on cruise control and opened up a big lead.
However, things don’t always turn out the way they seem. On lap 18 the second yellow of the race appeared, as
Daryl Charlier spun in turn one. While lining the cars up officials informed Jared Miley that he had jumped on the
lap six restart, and was being docked two spots on this restart. That put Ben Miley back up front with Musolino
back in second. Ben Miley led the next five laps before Musolino grabbed the lead.
Musolino was looking as if he was going to grab his first ever LM win, but Jared Miley made a wild last lap
pass, getting by Ben Miley in the middle of three and then in four. slid by Musolino to pick up the win. Musolino
settled for second, followed by Ben Miley, Steve Baker, who battled tooth and nail with Jim Stephans in the last
six laps, Stephans, Lynn Geisler, John Garvin.
Daryl Charlier, Jason Rider and Mike Johnson. Steve Baker and Jared Miley grabbed the heats. ~