|Barbara Blasts to First
Win of 2013 at Roaring Knob
Markleysburg, PA (April 13, 2013)
South Park, PA’s Keith Barbara took the green from the pole and
led flag-to-flag to become the season’s first Hoosier Tire
Mid-Atlantic Super Late Model winner of the season. “We finally
got a win at Rick Jones’s track,” a happy Barbara said in
victory lane. Barbara, the 2012 United Force (UFO) Super Model
Series champion, drove a
consistent line in his No. 17 Mastersbilt. In the final laps,
however, racing fans were focusing on a hard-charging Jared
Hawkins, who was storming his way to the front. “I kept seeing
him (Hawkins) pick up the cars on the lap counter….so, I knew I
was in trouble. I just stayed patient and held my line,” Barbara
Hawkins started 12th in
the event and used the high line to advance his way through the
field. The Fairmont, WV driver gained his momentum in the top
groove in his No. 37 Rocket. At times, Hawkins appeared to have
the fastest car on the track. The former World of Outlaws
feature winner ran out of time and settled for second.
Former Roaring Knob track champion, Tim Senic of
Elkins, WV, took the green from the outside pole. Senic ran a
solid race to finish third. Somerset, PA’s Scott Rhodes, who is
also a former track champion at the Knob, crossed the stripe in
fourth. Lewistown, PA’s Nick Dickson, the 2012 Hagerstown
Speedway track champion, rounded out the top five.
Super Late heat winners among the 21 entries were Dickson;
Oakland, MD’s Cody Hardesty and Hyndman, PA’s D.J. Troutman.
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|Keith Barbara Bags
$3,000 with ULMS Victory at Sharon!
October 8, 2012 (South Park, PA) Keith
Barbara and Forbes Field Motorsports captured their fifth win of
the 2012 season this past Saturday, October 6 at Sharon Speedway
in Hartford, OH in a $3,000 to-win United Late Model Series
Keith drew the pole position for the 30-lap main event and
jumped out to a half-straightaway lead after two early cautions.
By lap 13, Barbara was being pressured by Dave Hess Jr., before
another caution fell.
Keith was able to hold onto the lead as racing resumed but
started to see his temperature gauge increase as the race wore
on. During a lap 23 caution, smoke could be seen coming from
Barbara’s Forbes Field Garage, JNJ Motorsports Media, RanGroup
Racing Tours sponsored Mastersbilt by Huey #17.
Keith almost pulled off the speedway but decided to
continue with only seven laps remaining.
Barbara then led those final seven laps to pick up the
win by just over a second over World of Outlaws Late Model
Series regular Chub Frank and Jared Hawkins. MORE
|Barbara Snags Fourth Win
of 2012 at Pittsburgh
August 25, 2012 (Imperial, PA)
South Park PA’s Keith Barbara picked up his third Hoosier Tire
Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar Super Late Models. The old saying “it’s not
over until it’s over” rang true in the 25 lap main event. Point
leader Michael Norris grabbed the lead at the start over Tommy
Beck and Steve Baker. Norris had the thing well under control
with a comfortable lead over Beck and Baker, with 11th starting
Barbara now in fourth.
And for the first 19 laps it looked as if Norris was on his way
to pick up his third win of the season and second of the
on lap 20 Norris tagged the turn one and two wall flatting his
right front tire and bringing out the caution. This
put Beck in the lead, with Baker and Barbara behind. On the
restart, Barbara got around both and took over first. On lap 23
Norris brought out the yellow again, with a right rear flat and
was done for the night. On the restart Baker got by Beck, as did
Tony Musolino and Kyle Lukon so at the finish it was Barbara,
Baker, Musolino, Lukon, Beck, Daryl Charlier, Brandon Burgoon,
Alex Ferree, Kari Gasser, and Mike Johnson. Burgoon
was the K&N Performer of the race while Barbara picked up the
Awesome Hard Charger award. Kyle
Lukon and Steve Baker won the heats. The close point race will
be decided next week between Michael Norris and Alex Ferree.