In an exciting race that at one point produced a three-wide battle for the lead, Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown secured the front spot on lap 11 in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway and drove to his first win of the season.
Polesitter Bobby Parrow took the early in the sprint car feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Ryan Kissinger. Kissinger and second-place starter Michael Walter II dueled for the runner-up position for several laps while sixth-place starter Brock Zearfoss joined the battle at the front of the pack.
On the sixth circuit, a three-wide race for the lead between Parrow, Kissinger, and Zearfoss unfolded through turns one and two. On a lap seven restart, Kissinger made a pass underneath Parrow in turn one to take the lead. Another torrid battle for the lead developed between Kissinger and Zearfoss, while an exciting wheel-to-wheel race was taking place for the top five positions between eighth-place starter TJ Stutts, fifth-place starter Derek Locke,and 10th-place starter Mark Smith.
On the 11th lap, Zearfoss attempted a pass on the low side through turns one and two but had to wait until turn four to make the winning pass using the outside line by Kissinger. Zearfoss then opened up a lead only to have Stutts make a spectacular effort to catch him in the final laps.
At the finish, Zearfoss was victorious by just 1.5 seconds over Stutts, Smith, Locke, and seventh-place starter Pat Cannon.
April, 16 2014
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The weekend started out dismal with cloudy skies and rainy conditions forcing Williams Grove to pull the plug on the evenings program may have left some people in the dumps. Zearfoss decided to keep his optimism and carry that into saturday where he traveled to Selinsgrove Speedway, to get behind the wheel of the potent ABM Motorsports #1W for the speedways season opener for the 360 sprinters. After drawing 60 for Time Trials, the team focused on getting every ounce of speed out of the car timing 13th, just one position shy of the inversion. Zearfoss would roll off from the 5th starting position in the heat race, battling his way to a 4th place finish locking him into the feature. Being the teams first night out, a top 10 would have been acceptable, but not for Brock. When the green flag dropped, Zearfoss went to work doing battle with 24 other competitors finishing in the 5th position. After exiting the car Zearfoss would express his pleasure for the evenings run. “Not too bad for the first night out with this thing” explained Zearfoss. “I got the wing about half way towards the middle part of the race and it almost stalled the cars speed out.” The car owner was also happy with the nights run “Considering the circumstances and being the first night out with a new car, im happy with it”
Sunday, Zearfoss loaded up his Moose’s LZ 3Z and the team headed to Susquehanna Speedway Park along with John Westbrooks 1W to try there hand at tonights program. Both cars were very comfortable to Brock right from the get go. Starting 5th in the 358 heat race, Brock would quickly move into 4th off the start. Battling with Scott Fishers 21t until the last lap where a run off the cushion would carry enough speed for a slide job in turn 3, both cars would drag race to the finish with Zearfoss inching ahead by a bumper. The 410 heat race would see Zearfoss roll off 2nd. At the start Brock would drag race Ryan Wilson to turn one, again using the cushion to prevail into the lead. Zearfoss would look to be checking out on the slick Susquehanna surface, but a mid race caution would put Rick Lafferty on the rear bumper of Zearfoss. On the restart Zearfoss would again use the cushion in turn 1 and power around an attempt by Lafferty and go on to win his first heat race of the year. The 0 inversion pill was pulled lining the cars “heads up” to there heat race finishes. Zearfoss would roll off 3rd behing Blain Heimbach and Lance Dewease, when the green flag dropped Zearfoss would go to work on 4th place starter Danny Holtgraver. As the race went on Zearfoss’s car started to free up on him forcing him to make adjustments on the track. Brock would fade to 7th and pick up his first top 10 of the year in 410 sprint competition. After a short 5 minute break Zearfoss would strap into Westbrooks 1W which would start in the 6th position. Brock would quickly make his way into the 4th position where he would remain the rest of the race. When he exited his car a sigh of relief dropped off Zearfoss’s shoulders “It feels so good to finally have a great weekend with good finishes in every car.” “I cant thank everyone involved enough to give me such great cars every night”
The team looks to travel to Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedway this weekend.
Brock Zearfoss Racing would like to thank:
Central Builders Supply Company
Masters Mechanical Insulation
J.P. Donmoyer Trucking
Berkebile Oil Company
Rider Racing Engines
Farmers Wife Restraunt
Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop
Simpson Race Products
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Brock Zearfoss Racing is happy to announce that Ti64 Titanium has joined the team for the 2014 season!
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Its been a long but short off season for driver Brock Zearfoss, as he and the team prepare for there trip to East Bay Raceway Park for the King of the 360s Winternationals.
Brock has already made two starts in the 2014 racing season as he and the Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop team tried to capture two Golden Drillers in the Tulsa Shootout.
They came up a little short but Zearfoss called the trip a “learning experience”. “We had two fast cars all week out there”-Zearfoss explained. “We didnt have the finishes we wanted but to make both features with over 100 entries in both classes, is a feat in itself.” “We kinda missed the setup a little and the track changed dramatically between features but we know what we need to do for next time.” Brock also thanked Adam, and the whole SVSS team for letting him drive for them once again.
Zearfoss plans on staying busy this season, running three different cars. He will be in the family owned 3z 410 with Crew Chief Rob Peters turning the wrenches, along with teaming back up with John Westbrook and the 1w 358 Sprinter as well as teaming up with the ABM Motorsports team and Tony Markunas in there 360. Zearfoss will have 3 fresh bullets powering 3 new Mach-1 Chassis for the upcoming season.
Brock will call Williams Grove Speedway home on friday nights as he plans on running for the 410 and 358 Championships and will call Selinsgrove Speedway his saturday night home for most of the racing season in the Markunas 360 with plans on running Port Royal Speedway at select 410 shows.
The team is in the final stages of a season schedule and will be released shortly.
Brock Zearfoss Racing would like to thank all of there sponsors:
Mooses LZ, Central Builder Supply, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer, Leachs Automotive,GME Steering, Butler Built, Invisible Glass, Ti64, Berkebile Oil Company, CTB Balancing, Letter Works Sign Company, G Force, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Masters Mechanical Inc, Schaeffers Racing Oil, DMI, 2 Pug Design
Article Credit: Brock Zearfoss Racing
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Brock Zearfoss Racing is excited to announce their partnership with Berkebile Oil Company!
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Make sure you pick up some 2+2 in your local auto parts store and support BZR or check out www.BerkebileOil.com to see all of the products they have to offer!