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O'Reilly All Stars: Satterlee Sails to "Steel Valley 40" Win at Mercer

Jason Shank

MERCER, Pa. - July 10. Gregg Satterlee is a rising star in the world of Dirt Late Model racing and he continued to make a name for himself with a very convincing $4,000 win over Boom Briggs and Rob Blair at Mercer Raceway Park’s, O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series sanctioned ‘Steel Valley 40’.  Gregg held off early challenges from pole sitter Briggs and pulled away from the field to earn his first career All Star victory.

Briggs and Satterlee paced the field at the start with Satterlee jumping out to the early lead.  Boom stayed right with the leader as Matt Lux, Jared Miley, Jason Dupont, and Gregg Oakes all battled for the fourth behind Rob Blair in third.  The battle for fourth continued until a few lap nine cautions slowed the pace.  The first was for the spun car of Sarver, Pa.' John Garvin, Jr.  The second was when Jared Miley slowed in turn two with a flat tire.  And the third was for the spun car of Greg Oakes, Jason Morell and Rusty Cade.  When racing resumed it was Briggs putting pressure on Satterlee for the lead but another caution on lap 11 for Dan Swartzlander’s flat tire again slowed the pace.

On the restart Briggs again to pressure the race leader Satterlee, as Gregg pounded the outside of the ultra-fast 3/8th mile Mercer Raceway Park.  Boom finessed the bottom while working his way under Satterlee for the lead.  While Briggs battled with Satterlee, the red hot Robbie Blair began reeling in the race leaders.   Blair was now right on the rear deck-lid of Briggs as Satterlee started to put a little distance between him and Boom.  Briggs now had Blair to contend with as he searched for a faster line.

Briggs and Blair battled side-by-side for a handful of laps before the fourth and fifth place cars of Dupont and Lux joined the duo of Briggs and Blair in the battle for second.  Satterlee continued to stretch his lead as the race went on while Blair tried everything he could to get around the #99B of Briggs with Dupont and Lux in tow. 

The race stayed green the rest of the way as Satterlee went on to collect his first career O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series win followed by Briggs who held off everything Blair could throw at him.  Blair was third followed by Dupont in fourth and Lux in fifth. 

 

O'Reilly All Stars - Mercer (Pa.) Speedway

1) Gregg Satterlee, 2) Boom Briggs, 3) Robbie Blair, 4) Jason DuPont, 5) Matt Lux, 6) John Garvin, 7) Jared Miley, 8) Greg Oaks, 9) Garrett Krummert, 10) Brent Rhebergen, 11) Dan Swartzlander, 12) Jason Morell, 13) Rusty Cade, 14) Ben Porter, 15) Alex Ferree, 16) Jared Hawkins, 17) Jacob Hawkins

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