ULMS: Lebarron Keeps Series Honors at Home
WOODHULL, N.Y. - Aug. 14. Scott Lebarron grew up just a few miles from the high banks of Woodhull Raceway, but
the Dover, Pa. resident comes home once every year to tackle the high banks at his “home” track for the annual
"Late Model Reunion". This year, Lebarron found victory lane in front of the hometown fans and wrote his
name in the history books for the 19th running of the ULMS Late Model Reunion.
The front row was comprised of the top two finishers in last year’s edition of the event, three-time defending
ULMS champion, Bob Close and Boom . Briggs shot out into the early lead from Tony VanPelt’s green flag as Close
slid into second, but Lebarron grabbed second from Close on lap three. Bump Hedman applied pressure on Close
before taking fourth. Lap eight saw the first yellow for Curt Tunilo, who came to a stop, ending his night in his
first ULMS event.
Briggs chose the outside lane for the double file restart and led the field as Lunger made the pass on Close for
fifth on lap nine. The very next lap, Close and Lunger made contact and both lost spots to Brent Rhebergen and
At the halfway point, Briggs was still getting pressure from Lebarron, using two different lanes, while
Hedman was sitting pretty in third. Lap 21 would see Lebarron pull even and make the pass for the lead. The caution
flew on the next lap for 2000 Reunion Winner, Ed Carley, who was running in the top five.
For the remainder, Lebarron drove a smart eight laps and showed he had a better car. In the final few laps,
the battle was for fifth between Adams, Billy Marvin and 14th starting Jason Dupont, with Marvin coming out on top
of that battle over Adams and Dupont.
Aug.14 - ULMS - Woodhull
1) Scott Lebarron, 2) Boom Briggs,
3) Bump Hedman, 4) Brent Rhebergen, 5) Billy Marvin, 6) Grant Adams, 7) Jason
Dupont, 8) Jeremy Ohl, 9) Dennis Lunger, 10) Dereck Frank, 11) Greg Oakes, 12) Ike
Fanton, 13) Nick Loffredo, 14) Paul Rooney, 15) Ed Carley, 16) Bob Close, 17) Dave
Norton Jr., 18) Curt Tunilo, 19) Ward Schell
Heat winners (19 entries):
Briggs, Lunger, Hedman.