ULMS: Stone Dominant at
Tri-City ULMS Stop
FRANKLIN, Pa. - July 1. The Northern Tier ULMS Late Model Series rolled into Tri City Speedway for the second
time this year and for night two of the ULMS “Firecracker Tour”. “Big Brother” Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa. made
the five hour trip pay off as he dominated the field enroute to his second ever ULMS win and his second ever
Tri-City Speedway win.
Stone and local legend, Wally Fox paced the 22 car field to Mark Matthews green flag and Stone quickly jumped
into the lead as Bump Hedman followed Stone into second. As the first lap was completed Fox had slipped back to
fourth behind Stone, Hedman and ULMS point leader Mike Knight. As David Scott left the track with motor problems,
Russ King made his presence known on lap three by entering the top five.
With the AMB transponder showing Stone with a average lap speed of over 101 mph, his Excavating Rocket
had a four-second lead, but the first yellow came out on lap six that would eliminate Stone’s big margin as the
eastern Pennsylvania star, Bud Phillips got into the back of Darrell Bossard, ending Phillips' night. Two laps
later, Denton Boyer destroyed his motor and the caution returned.
The lineup had Knight and Rob Blair sitting second and third behind Stone, but the restart saw Blair get out of
shape at the start and chaos took over as the cars of WoO Rookie of Year candidate, John Lobb, Chris Hackett, Matt
Lux and Pete Alspaugh all got together on the front stretch, ending the night for Hackett and Lux.
On the restart, Russ King was on the move as he took over third from Blair, and the yellow lights came back on
for Fox, who spun in turn two. Blair slowed dramatically and exited for the pits before returning for the
As Knight tried to shadow Stone, lap 12 saw Ron Davies charge his way to third, and Brent Rhebergen up to
fourth. The three car battle for sixth had Dupont, Barton and Lobb running tight against each other behind the top
After Brent Rhebergen broke on lap 13, Jason Dupont got a great restart and charged into fourth. With ten to go,
Stone had checked out and Knight was comfortable in second with King all alone in third. The battle was for fourth
between Hedman and Davies. With five laps remaining, Davies would get back by Hedman for fourth, but up
front, Stone had lapped up to the eighth place car of Alspaugh, and as the checkers flew, Stone put seventh
place finisher Dupont down a lap.
July 1 - ULMS at
1) Dan Stone, 2)
Mike Knight, 3) Russ King, 4) Ron Davies, 5) Bump Hedman, 6) Dick Barton, 7) John Lobb,
J8) ason Dupont, 9) Pete Alspaugh, 10) Wally Fox, 11) Darrell Bossard, 12) Rob Blair,
13) Alex Ferree, 14) Chad Valone, 15) Brent Rhebergen, 16) Chris Hackett, 17) Matt Lux,
18) Andy Boozel 19) Denton Boyer, 20) Derek Frank, 21) Bud Phillips, 22) David
Heat winners (22 entries): Fox, Stone, Blair.