- July 11 - Dog Hollow Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Jason Covert - Chad McClellan - Dog Hollow

With three to go in the UFO Race Championship event at Dog Hollow Speedway, Jason Covert grabs the point as leader Chad McClellan slips on the late restart. (Cory Stivason)

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UFO Race Championship: Late-Race Covert Operations Yield Dog Hollow Win

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STRONGSTOWN, Penn. - July 11. Jason Covert from York Haven, Pa.made an outside pass of Jamie Lathroum on a restart with three laps remaining to take the win in the "Revolution 2010", highlighting the UFo Rac Championship's inaugural visit to Dog Hollow Speedway on Sunday. Covert's late race dramatics in the 44-lap main event earned him the top prize of $5,000.

After the redraw among heat winners, Chad McClellan and Jamie Lathroum led the 26-car field from the front row and McClellan led into turn one, but Lathroum swung to the inside to make the pass to lead lap one over McClellan, Gregg Satterlee, Dave Blazavich, and Jared Miley. Miley took fourth on lap three, but spun in turn two to bring out the event's first caution period.

Jared Miley spun early in the race, then returned from 26th to finish fifth at Dog Hollow.

(Cory Stivason)








Lathroum controlled the restart over McClellan, Gregg Satterlee, Dave Blazavich, and tenth starting Covert. Blazavich and Satterlee exchanged third twice before the caution waved for a stopped Ron Delano.

Lathroum again led this restart over McClellan, but Clate Copeman was on the move, using the extreme outside to blast into third on lap 11. He then passed McClellan the next time by, with Covert and 12st starting Jeremy Miller grabbing fourth and fifth.

With a lap 16 restart from caution, Copeman was now outside Lathroum for the double file restart. Running door to door for most of the lap, Lathroum nosed ahead to lead lap 17, with Covert passing McClellan for third. Copeman nosed ahead on the backstretch, but the yellow appeared for a tangle in turn two.

This set up another double file restart, with Lathroum pulling ahead on this restart. At the halfway point, Copeman and McClellan were  battling for second. McClellan regained it on lap 26. With a restart three laps later, Covert muscled his way to second, bringing Miller with him. McClellan was fourth, while Matt Lux passed the fading Copeman for fifth on lap 31. Miley, after his early spin, recovered totake sixth on lap 34.

Teammates Sam Stile (#2) and Dane Laraway (#1)duel for position during a UFO Race Championship heat race at Dog Hollow.

(Cory Stivason)









The leader had smooth sailing and a comfortable lead with the laps clicking away, but when Keith Barbara slowed on lap 41, it set up the three lap dash to the finish.

After a John Mollick spin slowed the action, Lathroum nosed ahead, but Covert stayed alongside past the waving green flag. Charging into turn one on the outside, Covert nosed ahead down the backstretch to take over the race lead in what would be the winning move of the race. Hewould lead the remaining distance, earning the win from tenth starting spot.

After leading 41 laps, Jamie Lathroum settled for second, holding off a late charge from third finishing Jeremy Miller. Chad McClellan extended his series point lead with a fourth place finish, and Miley charged from 26th position on lap three to finish fifth.

UFO Race Championship - Dog Hollow Speedway
1) Jason Covert, 2) Jamie Lathroum, 3) Jeremy Miller, 4) Chad McClellan, 5)Jared Miley, 6) Matt Lux, 7) Frankie Plessinger, 8) Tommy Beck, 9) Clate Copeman, 10) Scott Rhodes, 11) John Britsky, 12) Doug Horton, 13) Dave Blazavich, 14) Dwayne Taneyhill, 15) John Mollick, 16) Rance Garlock, 17) Keith Barbara, 18) Jim Kutas, 19) Gregg Satterlee, 20) Sam Stile, 21) Dane Laraway, 22) Tom Decker, Jr., 23) D.J. Myers, 24) Bobby Stokes, 25) Ron Delano, 26) Billy Eash. (42 entries)
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