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Mark Tyson Ends Rookie Season with Third Place Points Finish at  Mountain Speedway
(11/10/2012)- Hazleton, Pa- Under the thirteenth season of operation with Hazleton’s Joe Callavini at the helm, Mountain Speedway held its annual awards banquet Saturday evening at Genetti’s Inn & Suites in Hazleton, PA.
  The event was dedicated to Mountain Speedway family members, Tyson Wanamaker, Bruce Miglino and Robert Sones, who had passed away since the end of last season.
  Hundreds filled the banquet hall, including crew and friends and family members of racers that competed at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval in St. Johns, PA during the 2012 racing season.  Along with the presentation of special awards, the end of the year celebration was held to recognize the top points finishers each of the track’s divisions.
  Speedway Announcers Gene Ostrowski and Larry Spencer III were the emcees for the ceremony and spoke about the competitive 2012 season and announce that everything is a go for what will hopefully be a successful 2013 run. They continued by thanking the drivers, families and crewmembers for not only supporting the speedway, but also for supporting short track racing in general.
  The evening was highlighted when Nick Pecko of Vandling, PA was crowned as the Modified champion. In a fierce points battle with Todd Baer and Dave Brigati Pecko drove to 14 top ten finishes in an equal number of starts. With 12 top five finishes and three feature wins, he headed into the final event of the season with a small margin in the standings. Pecko remained cool in the season ending King of the Mountain event and a solid third place run helped him net his first open wheel asphalt Modified championship.
  The remaining divisional champions were honored as well, including Dave Brigati of Calverton, NY, who notched his second straight Sport Modified title. Brigati thanked everyone that helped him through out the season and promised that once again he would call Mountain Speedway his home next season. In 14 starts this year, Brigati finished in the top five every single time. He also netted six feature wins along the way, which was almost half of the features that he started.
  Kyle Harvell of New York, NY scored his first championship in the Late Model division. Following his first career feature win last year, Harvell came into this season as one of the championship hopefuls. Although he made 13 starts in 14 attempts, Harvell’s 13 top tens and 12 top fives, mixed with four wins steered him to the crown.
  In a dominating season, Chip Wanamaker of Walnutport, PA grabbed his first career Street Stock title. Wanamaker thanked everyone that helped him throughout his career, including his family. In 15 starts this season, Wanamaker had just one finish outside the top five and his eight victories would not deny him of the title.
  Rich Paciotti of Kunkletown, PA clinched his first career Factory Stock title over teammates Mark Martini and Dan Pawlicki and Noah Fassman of Nescopeck, PA notched the Four Cylinder championship as a true rookie. Scott Hubler of Coplay, PA won his third career Legends championship and TJ Kapish of Mountaintop, PA claimed his third straight 6/8-Cylinder enduro championship. Tony Rispin won his second straight 4-Cylinder enduro title and Nick Harnage of Calverton, NY took top honors in the Bandolero division.
  Sponsored by Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing, mantle clocks were presented to the drivers present who ran the fastest feature lap of the season. The winners were Bobby Jones (Modified), Dave Brigati (Sport Modified), Austin Kochenash (Late Model), Chris Burge (Street Stock), (tie) Matt Schlenker and Matt Mattern, Jr. (Factory Stock) and Frank Hughes (Four Cylinder).
  Sponsored by the Green family, Rookie of the Year winners were Brandon Oltra (Modified), Cam Ayers (Sport Modified), Stone Phillips (Late Model), Charlie Castiglione (Street Stock), Stephanie Moyer (Factory Stock) and Noah Fassman (Four Cylinder).
  The Himmer Graphics Hard Chargers of the season were Nick Pecko (Modified), Jason Hearne (Sport Modified), Brad Brown (Late Model), Chip Wanamaker (Street Stock), Mark Martini (Factory Stock) and Eric Banashefski (Four Cylinder).
  Sponsored by “The Gas Man”, Jerry Brighthaupt, the Most Improved Driver awards were presented to Paul Frantz (Sport Modified), Tony Hilliard (Street Stock), Dan Pawlicki (Factory Stock) and Larry Spencer III (Four Cylinder).
  Cassagrande/Matter Racing presented a special “Fan of the Year” award to Michael Berta. Berta rarely missed an event this season at the track and enjoys keeping himself up to date with all of the racers in every single division.
  Ostrowski closed out the awards presentation by thanking the racers and the Callavini family for their continued support of short track racing in Northeast Pennsylvania Then YMI, a popular band from the Hazleton area took the stage to entertain the crowd with a variety of music.
Modified- 1. NICK PECKO 2. Todd Baer 3. Dave Brigati 4. Brandon Oltra 5. Ken Vogel, Jr. 6. Brian Sones 7. Brian DeFebo 8. Barry Callavini 9. Austin Kochenash 10. Alan Creveling
Sport Modified- 1. DAVE BRIGATI 2. Jason Hearne 3. Tommy Wanick III 4. Paul Frantz 5. Nick Pecko 6. Cam Ayers 7. Todd Baer 8. Scott Adams 9. Anthony Sesely 10. Pat Verwys
Late Model- 1. KYLE HARVELL 2. Stone Phillips 3. Mark Tyson 4. Larry Fisher 5. Austin Kochenash 6. Travis Fisher 7. Brad Brown 8. Mitch Hawk 9. Geno Steigerwalt 10. Lorin Arthofer
Street Stock- 1. CHIP WANAMAKER 2. Brian Wozniak 3. Kevin Higgins 4. Alan Schlenker 5. Chris Burge 6. Bernie Uphold 7. Tony Hilliard 8. Steve Shultz 9. Sam Danahar 10. Charlie Castiglione
Factory Stock- 1. RICH PACIOTTI 2. Mark Martini 3. Dan Pawlicki 4. Kendall Foulk 5. Keith Frankenfield 6. Stephanie Moyer 7. Trevor Ahouse 8. Paul Morgan, Jr. 9. Kenny Kleppinger 10. Matt Mattern, Jr.
Four Cylinder- 1. NOAH FASSMAN 2. Jay Skupski 3. Frank Hughes 4. John Smith 5. Larry Spencer III 6. Chris Burge, Jr. 7. Eric Banashefski 8. Cody Roth 9. Scott Adams 10. Harry O’Neill
INEX Legends- 1. SCOTT HUBLER 2. Brendon Bock 3. Raven Schrantz 4. Brad Lowmaster 5. Todd McCollum
Four Cylinder Enduro- 1. TONY RISPIN 2. Ken Harper 3. Larry Spencer III 4. Sam Ryan 5. Mike Harding
6/8-Cylinder Enduro- 1. TJ KAPISH 2. Steve Tito 3. Bill Schwenck 4. Scott Riggleman 5. Scott Sipe
Tyson Earns Top 5 in “King of the Mountain”
(10/13/2012)- Travis Fisher time trialed quickest for the 50-lap Late Model feature and Kevin Metzger drew the pole position. However, Kyle Harvell took the race lead following the drop of the green flag. He led the opening lap over Metzger, Earl Paules and Geno Steigerwalt.
Paules climbed to second on the second lap and Fisher took third on circuit later and then moved by Paules for second on lap five. From out of nowhere, Rob Ormsbee cracked the top five and Fisher took the race lead on the eights circuit.
 Ormsbee made his way by Harvell for second on lap 12 and then battled with Fisher for the top spot, which he took on lap 17. With 25 laps complete, Ormsbee led over Fisher, Paules, Harvell and Steigerwalt.
 It appeared that Ormsbee had the win in the bag but that all went by the wayside when the yellow flag waved with one lap remaining when Harvell got into Fisher in turn four. Paules lined up in second for the restart and when the green flag came back out, Ormsbee’s car began to miss, due to an ignition issue.
Paules took command and cruised to the checkers over Ormsbee, Steigerwalt, Harvell and Mark Tyson.
With his fourth place finish, Harvell sealed up his first career Late Model championship.
Late Model (50-laps) 1. EARL PAULES 2. Rob Ormsbee 3. Geno Steigerwalt 4. Kyle Harvell 5. Mark Tyson 6. Kevin Metzger 7. Travis Fisher 8. Mitch Hawk 9. Stone Phillips
Tyson Earns Top Ten Street Stock Finish
(9/30/2012)- Chris Burge started on the pole for the 25 lap Street Stock feature and led the opening circuit over Brian Wozniak, Charlie Castliglione, Kevin Higgins and Steve Shultz. Early on it looked like Burge was well on his way to winning his third race of the season.
   On lap seventeen things got interesting as Steve Shultz got around Wozniak and quickly reeled in Burge and the top three waged a war for the top spot and Shultz eventually put his 25 machine to the outside and made it stick taking the lead away from Burge.
   The only caution of the event fell on lap 20 when Sam Danaher and Mark Tyson got collected in turn four. Restart with only five to go gave new second place driver Wozniak a shot at Shultz. Shultz was able to pull away on the final restart and went on to win over Wozniak, Burge, Castliglione and Wannamaker.
Street Stock (30 laps) 1. STEVE SHULTZ 2. Brian Wozniak 3. Chris Burge 4. Charlie Castiglione 5. Chip Wannamaker 6. Kevin Higgins 7. Alan Schlenker 8. Bernie Uphold 9. Mark Tyson 10. Sam Danaher 11. Paul Morgan Sr.
Mark Tyson Earns Eighth Place Late Model Finish at Mountain
(9/23/2012)- Mike Sweeney started from the pole position in the 30-lap Late Model feature and was overtaken by Travis Fisher following the drop of the green flag. Sweeney tucked into second, followed by Kyle Harvell, but the caution waved with one lap complete when Harvell got into Sweeney off of turn two. The pair was forced to the rear of the field for the restart.
Fisher continued out front with Rob Ormsbee and Geno Steigerwalt in pursuit. Meanwhile, Sweeney and Harvell began to climb back towards the front, and with four laps complete, Sweeney had climbed to third. Sweeney attempted to take second from Ormsbee on lap five, but that went by the wayside when he spun in turn four.
With Five laps complete, Fisher continued to lead over Steigerwalt and Harvell.
 Fisher was unstoppable over the closing laps and went on to score his second feature win of the season over Ormsbee, Harvell, Sweeney and Steigerwalt.
Heat race victories went to Travis Fisher and Mike Sweeney.
Late Models (30-laps) 1. TRAVIS FISHER 2. Rob Ormsbee 3. Kyle Harvell 4. Mike Sweeney 5. Geno Steigerwalt 6. Frank Hughes 7. Jennifer Kutz 8. Mark Tyson 9. Stone Phillips
Great Run Nets Eighth Place Finish for Mark Tyson at Mountain Speedway
(9/16/2012)- After started from the pole position, Mark Tyson led the opening lap of the 25-lap Street Stock feature. Alan Schlenker ran second, followed by Chas Castiglione, Bernie Uphold and Sam Danaher.
  Tony Hilliard Brought out the first yellow flag when he broke an axle on the third lap. With Tyson still in command, Castiglione climbed to second and Brian Wozniak cracked the top five and then quickly worked his way to third.
  The yellow flag flew on lap five when Chris Burge and Joe D’Angelo crashed into each other hard in turn one and during the yellow flag, Wozniak’s car stalled and he was pushed into the pit area after a strong run early on.
  Following the restart, Schlenker took command of the event and Tyson fell to second. Chip Wanamaker began to advance and then moved to fifth on the eight circuit. He climbed to fourth and then overtook Uphold for second on lap 10.
  Wanamaker made his way to third and challenged Tyson for second. He got under Tyson in turn one on lap 19, but ran out of room. Tyson spun and was forced pit side after a terrific run.
  Wanamaker overtook Schlenker for the lead following the restart and never looked back, as he cruised to his eighth win of the season over Schlenker. From out of nowhere, Kevin Higgins finished the evening with a solid third place run, followed by Castiglione, who had a career-best fourth place effort. Uphold completed the top five.
Street Stock (25-laps) 1. CHIP WANAMAKER 2. Alan Schlenker 3. Kevin Higgins 4. Charlie Castiglione 5. Bernie Uphold 6. Daryn Miller 7. Sam Danaher 8. Mark Tyson 9. Brian Wozniak 10. Chris Burge 11. Joe D'Angelo 12. Tony Hilliard
Mark Tyson Earns Career-Best at Mountain Speedway
(9/9/2012)- In history-making style, Larry Fisher of Fern Glen not only took his third Late Model victory of the season, but also scored his 27th career win in the division, which moved him past Richie Jensen on the all-time win list in the class.
Larry Fisher turned the quickest lap in time trials and then redrew the pole for the start of the 30-lap Late Model feature. With ease, Fisher led the first circuit with Mike Sweeney, Kyle Harvell, Frank Hughes and Mark Simon in tow.
Harvell took second from Sweeney as the pair worked lapped traffic on lap 19 and at that point only Fisher, Harvell and Sweeney remained on the lead lap. However, problems struck the second and third place runners on the same lap when Hughes tangled with them in turns three and four.
With Fisher still out front, Sweeney made a great challenge to take his Ford by the race leader in the closing laps, but Fisher stayed focused. He took the checkers for his 27th career Late Model victory, which moved him to the top of the all-time win list in the division. Sweeney settled for second, followed by Harvell, Simon and Mark Tyson.
Late Models (30-laps) 1. LARRY FISHER 2. Mike Sweeney 3. Kyle Harvell 4. Mark Simon 5. Mark Tyson 6. Stone Phillips 7. Frank Hughes
Tyson Has Great Run in Heat and Ends Up Fifth in Mountain Feature
(September 1, 2012)- Time trials set the field and the drivers started heads up for the 30-lap Late Model feature. After laying down a blistering lap, Larry Fisher started from the pole.
Untouchable through the caution-free event, Fisher went on to score the victory, which was his second of the season and also his 26th career victory in the division. The feat tied Fisher with Richie Jensen on the all-time Late Model win list.
Points leader, Kyle Harvell, settled for second, followed by Roger Oxee, Stone Phillips and Mark Tyson.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. LARRY FISHER 2. Kyle Harvell 3. RJ Oxee 4. Stone Phillips 5. Mark Tyson
Mitch Hawk Takes Drives Tyson's #22 to Second Place Finish at Mountain
(8/18/2012)- Mitch Hawk started from the pole and led the first circuit of the 30-lap Late Model feature over Larry Fisher, Brad Brown, Jeff McGrath and Frank Hughes Saturday night at Mountain Speedway.
 It didn’t take long for Fisher to make a bid for the lead, and he completed the pass on Hawk on the second lap. From that point forward, Fisher stayed smooth and lapped all but one car en route to his first win of the season. Gunning to pass Richie Jensen as the all time Late Model winner at the track, Fisher needs only two more victories to reach his goal.
 Hawk finished as the runner up, followed by Brown, McGrath and Hughes. Stone Phillips tangled with Kyle Harvell in heat race action and both drivers were unable to start the feature.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. LARRY FISHER 2. Mitch Hawk 3. Bradley Brown 4. Jeff McGrath 5. Frank Hughes DNS: Stone Phillips DNS: Kyle Harvell
Solid Street Stock Run Ends with Crash for Mark Tyson
(8/11/2012)- With 40-laps and double points on the line for the Street Stock competitors, the show was expected to be a fight to the finish, and indeed it was.
  Chas Castiglione started from the pole and led the opening lap over Alan Schlenker, Tony Hilliard, Chris Burge and Bernie Uphold. With one lap in the books, Burge moved under Hilliard for third and Steve Shultz climbed to fourth two laps later.
  Shultz then moved to second behind Castiglione, but a flat tire forced him to pit under a lap nine yellow flag. Castiglione held the point for the restart with Burge, Schlenker, Hilliard and Howie Conk, Jr. in tow.
  Following the restart, Castiglione tried to hold off his competition through turns one and two, but some contact from Schlenker took him around and collected Uphold and Burge. Green flag racing resumed and Conk was scored as the leader, followed by Chip Wanamaker, Hilliard, Paul Morgan, Jr. and Mark Tyson.
  Wanamaker took control of the race after the restart and Brian Wozniak made his way into the top five. Making the outside groove work, Wozniak picked off cars one at a time and found himself in the second spot following a quick yellow on lap 15.
  With the green flag back out, Wozniak overtook Wanamaker. He continued to lead at the halfway mark over Wanamaker, Kevin Higgins, Shultz and Conk.
  With 11 laps remaining, Hilliard and Uphold made contact in turns three and four. In an attempt to avoid the spinning cars, Tyson shot up the track and made hard contact with the retaining wall. Tyson appeared to be shaken, but he climbed from his mount under his own power.
  Green flag racing resumed and Wozniak continued to hold off Wanamaker, but that all changed when Wanamaker gave Wozniak a shot to push him up the track in turn four with five laps remaining. Wozniak muscled his car to keep it from not spinning, but the lack of momentum allowed Shultz to scoot by for second.
  Wanamaker went on to take the victory, which was his sixth of the season. Shultz finished as the runner-up, followed by Conk, Wozniak and Morgan.
Street Stock (40-laps) 1. CHIP WANAMAKER 2. Steve Shultz 3. Howie Conk Jr. 4. Brian Wozniak 5. Paul Morgan Jr 6. Kevin Higgins 7. Bernie Uphold 8. Sam Danaher 9. Tony Hilliard 10. Chris Burge 11. Alan Schlenker 12. Charlie Castiglione 13. Mark Tyson
Car Problems Sideline Tyson in First Street Stock Start
(July 28, 2012)- Alan Schlenker started from the pole position and led the opening circuit of the 25-lap Street Stock feature. Darryl Schwartz, Jr. ran second with Bernie Uphold, Chas Castiglione and Mike Garris, Sr. in tow.
  Chris Burge cracked the top five but lost fourth to Kevin Higgins on lap two. K. Higgins then powered by Uphold for third on lap eight and tenth place starter Chip Wanamaker followed through for fourth before getting by K. Higgins for third on the same circuit. Wanamaker then overtook Schwartz for second before taking the race lead from Schlenker on lap 10.
  K. Higgins battled Schlenker for second and following some racing contact, the pair spun in turn one. Several others joined the mix, including Steve Shultz, Castiglione, Schwartz, and Aaron Higgins.
  With the green flag back out, Wanamaker continued to set the pace, followed by Brian Wozniak, Justin Mooney, Tony Hilliard and Keith Frankenfield.
  With five laps remaining the worst incident of the event took place when A. Higgins battled Burge for position. Burge’s car clipped the A. Higgins machine, which shot him toward the front stretch wall. With nowhere to go, K. Higgins happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and got slammed into the turn one fence. Luckily, neither of the drivers was injured after the incident.
  Green flag racing resumed and Wozniak tried to get a look on the outside and then underneath Wanamaker in the closing laps, but was forced to settle for second as the checkers flew.
  Wanamaker collected his fifth win of the year, followed by Wozniak, Mooney, Shultz and Garris. 
Street Stock (25-laps) 1. CHIP WANAMAKER 2. Brian Wozniak 3. Justin Mooney 4. Steve Shultz 5. Mike Garris Sr 6. Charlie Castiglione 7. Alan Schlenker 8. Chris Burge 9. Joe D'Angelo 10. Bernie Uphold 11. Sam Danaher 12. Tony Hilliard 13. Darryl Schwarz Jr 14. Aaron Higgins 15. Kevin Higgins 16. Keith Frankenfield 17.Mark Tyson
Tyson Drives to Fifth Place Finish at Mountain Speedway
(July 21, 2012)- In his rookie season in the Late Model division this season, Stone Phillips of Berwick, PA held off several charges by Kyle Harvell and Geno Steigerwalt to notch his first career victory in the division .
  With double points on the line, Thirteen-year-old Stone Phillips started from the pole in the 25-lap Late Model feature and led the opening lap over Kyle Harvell, Geno Steigerwalt, Mitch Hawk and Mark Tyson.
  Harvell got up alongside Phillips to challenge for the lead on several occasions in the early going and Phillips threw the right blocks when needed.
  The first of several yellow flags waved on lap six when Tyson looped his car in turn four. Green flag racing resumed and Phillips continued to hold off Harvell and company.
  Following a quick lap 11 caution flag, Harvell tried his hand at the lead. He and Phillips battled side by side and Harvell led lap 11. Phillips regained the top spot on the following circuit.
  In only his eight career start in the division, Phillips wrote his name in the speedway record book as the youngest PA driver to win a feature in the division, as he crossed the stripe, taking the checkered flag. Steigerwalt got by Harvell to finish in second, followed by Harvell, Hawk and Tyson.    
Late Models (25-laps) 1. STONE PHILLIPS 2. Geno Steigerwalt 3. Kyle Harvell 4. Mitch Hawk 5. Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson Gaining Experience at Mountain Speedway
(July 7, 2012)- In his rookie season as a Late Model driver at Mountain Speedway, Mark Tyson is gaining valuable experience. July 7th was no different, as Tyson ran the entire event, logged all of the laps and the end result netted a 4th place finish.
  Stone Phillips started first in the 20-lap Late Model feature, but Jim Lamoreaux led the first lap over Phillips, Kyle Harvell and Mark Tyson.
  Following a quick yellow for a solo spin on the first lap, Harvell grabbed second from Phillips and ran down Lamoreaux.
  Harvell ducked under the leader entering turn one on the fourth circuit and took the top spot. Uncontested, Harvell cruised away to his third straight victory. Lamoreaux settled for second, followed by Phillips and Tyson.
Late Models (20-laps) 1. KYLE HARVELL 2. Jim Lamoreaux 3. Stone Phillips 4. Mark Tyson
Mitch Hawk Pilots the 22 Car to Top 5 at Mountain
(June 23, 2012)- Since he was away on vacation with his family, Mark Tyson gave the controls of his Late Model to Mitch Hawk. Hawked steered clear of trouble and ended up with a top five finish.
  Mark Tyson Travis Fisher started from the pole position and led the beginning of the 3-lap Late Model feature over Austin Kochenash, Rob Ormsbee, Kyle Harvell and Jim Lamoreaux.
 Ormsbee climbed to second on the second lap and tried to chase down the leader. With no yellows to that point and with a used up right rear tire, Ormsbee lost the second spot on lap 16 and then lost third to Harvell on lap 18.
The yellow flag waved with seven laps remaining and the top two drivers headed to the pits, which moved Harvell to the race lead. Without any serious challenges, Harvell earned his second win of the season, followed by Ormsbee, Lamoreaux, Mitch Hawk and Stone Phillips.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. KYLE HARVELL 2. Rob Ormsbee 3. Jim Lamoreaux 4. Mitch Hawk 5. Stone Phillips 6. Travis Fisher 7. Austin Kochenash
Mark Tyson Tunes in New Car in Late Model Action at Mountain Speedway
(June 9, 2012)- With a new ride for the remainder of the season, Mark Tyson and his team headed out to Mountain Speedway on Saturday night. While logging laps to get a feel for the new car, Tyson was involved in a caution, which was none of his doing. With more seat time in his new ride, Tyson hopes to net his first career top five feature finish!
  Following Formula One type qualifying for the Late Models, Austin Kochenash turned the quickest lap and started from the pole position in the 30-lap feature. He led the first circuit over Kyle Harvell and Travis Fisher. Randell Burnett, who is the car chief for Jamie McMurray in the Sprint Cup Series held fourth, followed by Stone Phillips.
  Burnett overtook Fisher for third following the first lap and then tried to chase down Harvell. Meanwhile, Kochenash began to open up a gap over the rest of the field.
  As Kochenash tried to put a lap on Mark Tyson in turn one, Barnett’s car slid up the track got into Harvell. Kochenash continued to extend his lead. On Lap 22 the caution waived when Barnett spun in turn one. A slew of caution laps ensued with Fisher spinning twice and Barnett spinning on his own.
  On the restart Kochenash and Fisher were on the front row.  Fisher turned Kochenash in turn one which caused a flat for a Kochenash.  Kochenash pitted and rejoined the field with 22 laps to go.  . Despite some pressure from Burnett in the early going, Harvell drove off to take his first victory of the season over Burnett, Fisher, Kochenash and Phillips.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. KYLE HARVELL 2. Randell Burnett 3. Travis Fisher 4. Austin Kochenash 5. Stone Phillips 6. Mark Tyson
Tyson Finishes 7th at Mountain Speedway
(May 27, 2012)- Stone Phillips started form the pole position and led the opening circuit of the 30-lap Late Model feature over Kyle Harvell, Austin Kochenash, Larry Fisher and Lorin Arthofer, but Phillips lead ended early when he slowed in turn two and was spun from contention.
  Green flag racing resumed with Kochenash (Danielsville, PA) as the leader over Harvell. Fisher climbed to second following a lap four restart and Harvell dropped to third.
The final yellow flag of the event flew when Arthofer and Rick Smith raced hard before Smith spun in turns one and two.
 With the green flag back out for the remaining 25 laps, Kochenash distanced himself from the field to win his third feature in four starts. Fisher was forced to settle for second, followed by Harvell, Smith and Phillips.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. AUSTIN KOCHENASH 2. Larry Fisher 3. Kyle Harvell 4. Rick Smith 5. Stone Phillips 6. Lorin Arthofer 7. Mark Tyson
Engine Troubles Sideline Tyson for Event at Mountain
(May 13, 2012)- Following practice sessions on Saturday, Mark Tyson experienced engine problems on his #22 Late Model. The team worked through the night and replaced the engine, but it wasn't quite ready for the race on Sunday.
  "I just wanted to thank all of the guys that helped us out with this", noted Tyson. "Sure, it's frustrating, but now we have a great motor, built by Rick Wallace. I also have to thank Jerry Brightaupt for all of his help over the weekend."
  Brad Brown led the opening circuit of the 30-lap Late Model feature before Travis Fisher overtook him. Over the next few laps, Austin Kochenash battled Joe Burns for second and then the yellow flag waved when Kyle Harvell touched Lorin Arthofer on lap six.
  Fisher continued to lead over Burns, Kochenash, Brown and Arthofer for the restart, but Kochenash moved by Burns and solely into the second position on lap nine.
  Following a yellow on laps 23, Fisher did his best and kept Kochenash in his rearview mirror. However, the caution waved once more, this time on lap 26 when Arthofer made contact with Harvell, who spun in turns one and two. Burns, who had nowhere to go, piled into the mix, as did Stone Phillips. With significant damage, Burns and Harvell were unable to continue. With a nearly flat right rear tire, Kochenash was forced to surrender the second spot to pit under the caution.
  Green flag racing resumed and Fisher went on to take the victory over Arthofer and Kochenash. With his best career Late Model finish, Phillips ended up fourth, followed by Brown.
Austin Kochenash and Travis Fisher were heat race winners.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. TRAVIS FISHER 2. Lorin Arthofer 3. Austin Kochenash 4. Stone Phillips 5. Bradley Brown 6. Kyle Harvell DNS: Mark Tyson DQ: Joe Burns
Tyson Suffers DNF at Mountain Speedway
(April 29, 2012)- Lorin Arthofer started from the pole position and led the first circuit of the 30-lap Late Model feature over Larry Fisher, Kyle Harvell, Austin Kochenash and Brad Brown.
  Harvell worked into the race lead on the second lap and on Fisher worked into the third spot on the next go-around. One lap later, Kochenash grabbed third from Arthofer.
  With five laps complete, Harvell led over Fisher, Kochenash, Arthofer and Brown, but that began to change when Kochenash took second from Fisher on lap eight.
  Kochenash lined up second following a lap nine yellow when Mark Tyson pulled off track. Kochenash powered by the leader on the restart and took the race lead.
  Kochenash was uncatchable over the remaining laps and took his second victory in as many starts this season. Fisher settled for second, followed by Harvell, Arthofer and Brown.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. AUSTIN KOCHENASH 2. Larry Fisher 3. Kyle Harvell 4. Lorin Arthofer 5. Bradley Brown 6. Joe Burns 7. Stone Phillips 8. Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson Ends up Ninth at  Mountain Opener
(April 15, 2012)- Austin Kochenash of Danielstown time trialed as the quickest Late Model, but following the redraw, Joe Burns led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap feature. Burns led the first circuit over Kochenash, Kyle Harvell, Larry Fisher and Brad Brown. Fisher battled with and then overtook Harvell on the next circuit for third.   
   Kochenash grabbed the top spot from Burns on the second lap and six laps later, Fisher moved by Burns and into second.
   The yellow flag waved on lap 13 when Harvell and Burns ran side by side for third. The pair began to work under the lapped car of Mark Tyson on the backstretch, making it a hairy three-wide situation. Burns and Tyson touched and the end result was a hard hit into the wall by Burns.
   Green flag racing resumed and Fisher appeared to have something for the leader. As the duo ran side by side off turn two, Kochenash’s car pushed up the track and rubbed Fisher, who then slapped the backstretch wall. The change of events moved Harvell to second, followed by Lorin Arthofer, Brown and Stone Phillips.
   Kochenash was untouchable over the closing laps and went on to score the opening day victory and also his second career Late Model victory at the track over Harvell, Brown, Arthofer and Fisher.
Late Model (30-laps) 1. AUSTIN KOCHENASH 2. Kyle Harvell 3. Bradley Brown 4. Lorin Arthofer 5. Larry Fisher 6. Stone Phillips 7. Rick Smith 8. Joe Burns 9. Mark Tyson 10. Jennifer Kutz


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