The King of Spring 100
Lebanon Valley Speedway | West Lebanon, NY
Monday, May 30, 2022
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Event Info

The King of Spring 100
May 30, 2022
Lebanon Valley Speedway
1746 Hwy 20
West Lebanon, NY 

Event Description
It's the first qualifier for the 50th running of the NAPA Super DIRT week in a $13,500-to-win feature at Lebanon Valley Speedway!

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$13,500.00

Feature Laps Length
100

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$13,500.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(518) 794-9606

Ticket Phone
(518) 794-9606

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

PRACTICE MAKES PAYDAYS: Lombardo Outduels Series Regulars for First Career Tour Victory

Bachetti led early before transmission issues send him to the infield, Williamson finishes fourth, narrowing Friesen’s points lead

LJ Lombardo has seen his fair share of laps around the high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway as a weekly double-duty driver at the half-mile oval. But one thing he’d yet to see was a big-time win in front of the crowd that knows him best. That was, until Monday night.

In the ultimate test of track position and conservation, Lombardo outlasted the Super DIRTcar Series regulars in the King of Spring 100 for his first career win with the tour, a $13,500 check and a coveted guaranteed starting spot in the 50th running of the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week.

“I’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been a little kid,” Lombardo said in Victory Lane. “I’m speechless.”

Lombardo fought for his place in Victory Lane every lap, as several of his contenders came with successful resumes from previous track runs. Most noteworthy was local foe Andy Bachetti, the four-time and defending Big Block Modified track champion from Sheffield, MA. Additionally, defending Series champion Matt Sheppard entered the King of Spring 100 as the defending winner and two-time “Mr. DIRT Track USA.”

Lombardo managed a fourth-place finish in Qualifying, then fought his way into third place in his Heat Race, setting him up to pull the outside pole in the redraw. Peter Britten drew the pole position, while Sheppard drew fifth and Bachetti drew eighth.

Lombardo (35) battles Britten (21A) for the lead. (Mark Brown Photo)

Lombardo showed he was ready to rumble from the start, maintaining the second position and constantly putting pressure on Britten in the lead until Lap 18.  He took over the lead for the first time, sliding past him coming into Turn 3. He stayed there for 13 laps, dropping back to his original starting position only after Bachetti flexed his weekly experience on the high banks and made the move for the lead.

Bachetti remained in the lead for the next 40 laps, only to be met by a stroke of bad luck with his transmission giving out, bringing out caution and rendering him unable to finish. As he was pushed back to the pits, his home-track fans gave him a warm applause, acknowledging his success up until that moment.

After Bachetti’s exit, there was no one standing in the way of Lombardo reaching clean air, and he did not hesitate. He raced clean for the final leg of the race, and crossed the finish line first.

“I left it all out there,” Lombardo said. “That last caution, I did not want to see.”

“Honestly, I didn’t even see [Bachetti] pull over. He was on the front-stretch and we were on the backstretch. I saw the people clapping and I’m getting into my head. I’m getting pumped trying to beat him in Turn 1 like he did with me. But you don’t really think about that stuff, you’re here to get the job done.”

After starting seventh on the grid, Marc Johnson fought his way into contention, taking over the third slot on Lap 30. He stayed there until Bachetti’s exit, leaving only Lombardo to chase down. Johnson has plenty of familiarity with the oval, recording a Big Block Feature win earlier this season in weekly competition.

“I really wasn’t sure what we had going into the Feature, but I knew on lap one the thing was on point,” Johnson said. “I had a car I could move around with, move forward. We got some breaks early and conserved the tire for the majority of the race and the pushed it when I had to. LJ was good. He deserved to win.”

St. Catharine’s, ON-driver Mat Wiliamson finished the night’s Feature race in fourth. Coming into the event, Williamson trailed only Friesen in the standings by 26 points. At the end of the night, Friesen’s lead was cut to four points, shaping up for a tight battle throughout the rest of the season. Matt Sheppard moved from fifth to fourth in points with a 14th place finish.

 

UP NEXT:  The Super DIRTcar Series travels back to eastern New York to Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the Super DIRTcar Series Showdown on Friday, June 24. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS: Feature (100 Laps):

Feature (100 Laps): 1. 35L-LJ Lombardo[2]; 2. 9-Marc Johnson[10]; 3. 91-Billy Decker[6]; 4. 88-Mat Williamson[12]; 5. 11A-Kyle Armstrong[7]; 6. 98M-Eddie Marshall[9]; 7. 97-Bobby Hackel IV[15]; 8. 2L-Jack Lehner[14]; 9. 4P-Anthony Perrego[11]; 10. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[18]; 11. 99-Kolby Schroder[24]; 12. 55H-Brett Haas[4]; 13. 17Z-Dillon Steuer[16]; 14. 9S-Matt Sheppard[5]; 15. 2A-Mike Gular[26]; 16. 8H-Max McLaughlin[25]; 17. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[20]; 18. 12S-Darren Smith[27]; 19. 44-Stewart Friesen[13]; 20. 4-Andy Bachetti[8]; 21. 60-Brian Berger[17]; 22. 74-JR Heffner[23]; 23. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[21]; 24. 21A-Peter Britten[1]; 25. 14-CG Morey[29]; 26. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr[19]; 27. 37-Paul St Sauveur[28]; 28. 55-Mike King[30]; 29. 42-Kyle Sheldon[3]; 30. 215P-Adam Pierson[22]

 

 

 

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+135LL.J. Lombardo 1000.00043Running150$13,500
210+89Marc Johnson 100-1.6100Running146$5,000
36+391Billy Decker 100-2.1730Running144$2,500
412+888Mat Williamson 100-3.0300Running142$1,800
57+211AKyle Armstrong 100-6.0750Running140$1,600
69+398MEddie Marshall 100-6.3790Running138$1,400
715+897Bobby Hackel IV100-7.6530Running136$1,300
814+62LJack Lehner 100-8.6970Running134$1,200
911+24PAnthony Perrego 100-9.5430Running132$1,100
1018+884YAlex Yankowski 100-9.8080Running130$1,000
1124+1399Kolby Schroder 100-10.4260Running128$800
124-855HBrett Haas 100-10.5690Running126$700
1316+317ZDillon Steuer 100-10.7310Running124$600
145-99SMatt Sheppard 100-11.2290Running122$575
1526+112AMike Gular 100-11.7380Running120$550
1625+98HMax McLaughlin 100-12.2450Running118$525
1720+398HJimmy Phelps 100-12.7431Running116$500
1827+912SDarren Smith 89-11 Laps1Running114$0
1913-644Stewart Friesen 79-21 Laps1Running112$500
208-124Andy Bachetti 71-29 Laps40Running110$500
2117-460Brian Berger 66-34 Laps0Running108$500
2223+174JR Heffner 53-47 Laps0Running106$500
2321-283XTim Sears Jr24-76 Laps0Running104$500
241-2321APeter Britten 21-79 Laps17Running102$500
2529+414CG Morey 13-87 Laps0Running102$0
2619-7115Kenny Tremont Jr9-91 Laps0Running102$500
2728+137Paul St. Sauveur 5-95 Laps0Running102$0
2830+255Mike King 4-96 Laps0Running102$0
293-2642Kyle Sheldon 3-97 Laps0Running102$500
3022-8215PAdam Pierson 2-98 Laps0Running102$500
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11083XTim Sears Jr100.00010Running0$0
22074JR Heffner 10-2.6530Running0$0
34+12AMike Gular 10-3.9550Running0$0
43-155Mike King 10-6.5530Running0$0
56+112SDarren Smith 10-7.5420Running0$0
65-191MJosh Marcus 7-3 Laps0Running90$0
78+143Keith Flach 1-9 Laps0Running90$0
89+117Marcus Dinkins 1-9 Laps0Running90$0
97-228Michael Trautschold 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
110215PAdam Pierson 100.00010Running0$0
23+199Kolby Schroder 10-2.7590Running0$0
34+114CG Morey 10-6.5480Running0$0
45+137Paul St. Sauveur 10-10.9390Running0$0
52-345Wayne Jelley 5-5 Laps0Running90$0
6608HMax McLaughlin 2-8 Laps0Running0$0
7702RJRonnie Johnson 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
88042AKenny Aanonsen Jr0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11098MEddie Marshall Pound Ridge, NY0.000
23+155HBrett Haas Pittsfield, MA-496.900
34+14PAnthony Perrego Walden, NY-497.503
42-244Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY-497.777
510+560Brian Berger Castleton, NY-497.948
65-183XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-498.948
77055Mike King Nassau, NY-499.845
88091MJosh Marcus Bethel, CT-501.479
96-328Michael Trautschold ROSCOE, NY-283.306
109-117Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-283.376
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1109Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY0.000
22088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-169.704
34+135LL.J. Lombardo Danbury, CT-171.149
45+12LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-171.770
53-284YAlex Yankowski Covington Township, PA-172.782
68+274JR Heffner Valatie, NY-173.341
76-12AMike Gular Harleysville, PA-174.863
87-112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-176.012
99043Keith Flach Ravena, NY-28.057
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11011AKyle Armstrong New Milford, CT0.000
22042Kyle Sheldon Nassau, NY-199.216
33021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-200.282
45+197Bobby Hackel IVEast Greenbush, NY-201.588
58+3115Kenny Tremont JrWest Sand Lake, NY-204.353
64-2215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT-204.913
77099Kolby Schroder Staatsburg, NY-205.454
89+137Paul St. Sauveur Saint-Hyacinthe, QC-208.549
96-32RJRonnie Johnson Duanesburg, NYDQ
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1104Andy Bachetti Sheffield, MA0.000
2209SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-169.847
33091Billy Decker Unadilla, NY-170.650
44017ZDillon Steuer Bohemia, NY-171.517
56+198HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-172.701
65-145Wayne Jelley Pittsfield, MA-173.203
78+114CG Morey Rutland, VT-175.272
87-18HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-177.186
99042AKenny Aanonsen JrEast Greenbush, NYDNS
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1498MEddie Marshall 20.2360.000
2144Stewart Friesen 20.278-0.042
3955HBrett Haas 20.353-0.117
464PAnthony Perrego 20.360-0.124
5783XTim Sears Jr20.361-0.125
61028Michael Trautschold 20.706-0.470
7855Mike King 20.726-0.490
8391MJosh Marcus 20.770-0.534
9517Marcus Dinkins 20.979-0.743
10260Brian Berger 20.979-0.743
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
139Marc Johnson 20.2600.000
2888Mat Williamson 20.389-0.129
3484YAlex Yankowski 20.435-0.175
4635LL.J. Lombardo 20.441-0.181
552LJack Lehner 20.581-0.321
622AMike Gular 20.651-0.391
7912SDarren Smith 20.651-0.391
8774JR Heffner 20.657-0.397
9143Keith Flach 21.546-1.286
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1111AKyle Armstrong 20.0950.000
2642Kyle Sheldon 20.223-0.128
3821APeter Britten 20.365-0.270
47215PAdam Pierson 20.530-0.435
5497Bobby Hackel IV20.557-0.462
622RJRonnie Johnson 20.617-0.522
7599Kolby Schroder 20.714-0.619
83115Kenny Tremont Jr20.754-0.659
9937Paul St. Sauveur 21.077-0.982
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
144Andy Bachetti 20.0760.000
219SMatt Sheppard 20.182-0.106
3691Billy Decker 20.203-0.127
4917ZDillon Steuer 20.275-0.199
5745Wayne Jelley 20.367-0.291
6298HJimmy Phelps 20.575-0.499
788HMax McLaughlin 20.729-0.653
8514CG Morey 20.790-0.714
9342AKenny Aanonsen Jr20.790-0.714