Brenden Bright returned to the track where he recorded his first win of the 2015 season and picked up win number two as ARDC visited Path Valley for the final time this season.
It was exactly one year ago that ARDC returned to race at Path Valley after more than a twenty year absence. The track received rave reviews from officials and competitors alike during the co-sanctioned USAC/ARDC Eastern Swing events in mid-August and after picking up his second win, Brenden Bright is also a huge fan of the Path Valley facility.
Polesitter, Jason Rice and Eric Heydenreich lined up side by side for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event with Heydenreich putting his No. 11 out in front. Heydenreich led the way through lap fourteen when Bright mounted his challenge. After dropping back several positions on the start, Bright moved up the track and started to pick off positions. Bright took over the top spot on lap fifteen and never looked back, leading the final ten laps to the checkered flag.
Heydenreich finished second for his best outing of the season. Ryan Greth picked up the final podium finish after starting 8th. Brett Wanner and Bruce Buckwalter completed the top five in the running order after running in the top five for most of the race.
Some very close racing early in the event saw 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz take a wild ride in turn number two. The safety equipment did its job as the driver fared better in the damage department than the car.
Several drivers made their first ARDC starts of the season as Johnny Heydenreich traveled from his home in Indiana to compete in Saturday night’s events. Maryland driver, Randy Reid took his first green flag of the season. Bobby Seymour traveled south from Boston, MA with driver Anthony Nocella to compete in this event. Nocella had the best results as he finished eighth in the twenty-five lap main event.
Heats were won by Kobylarz and Wanner.
ARDC wraps up the 2015 season on Friday, October 2nd at Linda’s Speedway.
ARDC FEATURE (25 LAPS)
1. Brenden Bright, 2. Eric Heydenreich, 3. Ryan Greth, 4. Brett Wanner, 5. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 6. Steve Drevicki, 7. Danny Stratton, 8. Anthony Nocella, 9. Shawn Jackson, 10. Jason Rice, 11. Billy Courtwright, 12. John Heydenreich, 13. PJ Gargiulo, 14. Bryan Kobylarz, 15. Trevor Kobylarz, 16. Randy Reid