After Scoring Second Straight Victory At Lernerville, Chub Frank Heads Off On Busy World of Outlaws Late Model Series Swing


BEAR LAKE, PA – May 24, 2012 – Chub Frank enjoyed his two-week break from World of Outlaws Late Model Series action.

The 50-year-old standout from Bear Lake, Pa., reached Victory Lane for the second straight week last Friday night, capturing the 25-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model feature at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

“We had two good trips to Lernerville,” said Frank, who registered his first win of 2012 the previous week at the four-tenths-mile oval. “Now hopefully we can carry this over to the Outlaw deal and get a win there.”

With a Memorial Day WoO LMS tripleheader looming, Frank’s only competitive appearance last weekend was at Lernerville’s weekly show. He had his one-month-old, Roush-Yates-powered Corry Rubber/Hino Toyota/Horton Equipment Rocket No. 1* firing on all cylinders, charging forward from the 10th starting spot to take the lead for good just four laps into the main event.

“I just hammered the outside for a couple laps and got to the front,” said Frank, who earned $1,400 for his 16th career win at Lernerville. “There was a caution on the second lap and I was fourth, and then there was a caution on lap four and I was in the lead. The car was pretty good.”

Frank’s run to the checkered flag wasn’t without incident. Late in the race he ran over a driveshaft that was on the track, damaging his car but not enough to stop his run.

“We got a little lucky at the end,” said Frank. “When I hit the driveshaft it tore the skid plate, hit the rack and pinched the power steering line – it was pretty bad. Good thing that skid plate was there, because it would have tore up a lot of stuff without it.

“The car started pushing after that. It was bottoming out because the skid plate was pushed down about six inches…when you’d go in the corner, it would hit the ground and pick up a push. We got a little slow at the end, but we held on.”

Frank was very high on the track surface that Lernerville boasted last Friday night. He’s hoping similar conditions prevail for the WoO LMS Firecracker 100 on June 28-30.

“It had a cushion and the bottom was good,” said Frank. “The cushion was gonna be gone in another eight or 10 laps, so the racetrack was gonna change like three times in the span of 50 laps. That would’ve been awesome for a 100-lapper. You could’ve been real fast at the beginning, and then after the track changed you’d slow down and other guys would come on. I’d love to see the track like that for the 100-lapper.”

Frank will be on the road with the WoO LMS this weekend, running on Friday night (May 25) at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Saturday night (May 26) at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va. ($25,000-to-win ‘Jackpot 100’); and Sunday night (May 27) at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W.Va. He enters the swing ranked third in the tour’s points standings.

For more information on Chub Frank, visit his Web site at www.chubfrank.com.

Chub Frank Racing receives support from many valued sponsors, including Corry Rubber, Lake Shore Paving, Hino Toyota, Sorbera Family Chiropractic, Horton Equipment, All-Star Performance, Slavic Corporation, GW Performance, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire and Roush-Yates Racing Engines.


 

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