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            This Weekend is an East Coast Double Header:
            Friday, July 19 at Clinton County Speedway (PA)
            Saturday, July 20 at Hagerstown Speedway (MD)!!!

Jeremy Ott returns to Victory Lane at BAPS Motor Speedway!

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Jeremy Ott and Miss East Coast Legend Series
Bree Kaylor in BAPS Victory Lane (Tim Basehore photo)

July 13, 2024 (York Haven, PA)-It is rather simple…never count out Jeremy Ott!

     Ott, a two-time Series champion, spent Thursday night in a local hospital after a medical emergency at his employment sent him to the emergency room. Ott was discharged on Friday: then on Saturday, just one day before his birthday, Ott would claim Victory in the East Coast Legend Series event at BAPS Motor Speedway.

     The win was Ott’s second Victory of the season. He charged from his fifth-starting position, and would challenge race-leader, Logan Carbaugh, who is beginning to be one of the best in the business in his No. 27 LCR machine.  Carbaugh, who had led every lap from the onset, lost the lead to Ott with three laps remaining. Ott would then assert himself as race leader and hold the spot to claim Victory.

     For many, this isn’t the first time that Ott has “laid in waiting” in the second spot, only to make a move late in the going. One could ask Travis Perry, who lost the lead late to Ott at Path Valley a few years back, or just ask Colton Friese, who also lost the lead late to Ott at Lincoln last season. And those are just two of many examples! “The BAPS win came down to being patient and waiting to make my move,” Ott explained. “It worked out. Everything came together. (I’m) not washed up yet,” he added with a laugh.

     This isn’t Ott’s first rodeo. He turned 42 last Sunday. A career, which has spanned 24 years (seven in Legends), is a career that has sent him to Victory Lane many times. Saturday’s win by approximating was his 263rd career win, 32 in Legends competition. In addition to the aforementioned Series’ championships, Ott has also enjoyed a National INEX Legends championship. “The Legend Series has a lot of tough competition…it is a great accomplishment when you are driving against a lot of talent,” Ott stated. “I wouldn’t be in Victory Lane without the support, belief and dedication from my teammates. Shawn Groft (car owner) and Shaun Miller put everything into these cars so that I can race,” he added.

     The aforementioned Colton Friese slipped by Carbaugh to grab second as the checkers fell. Carbaugh, who many thought was poised for Victory, settled for third. Scott Houdeshell continued his strong season with a fourth-place effort and Seth Kearchner had a strong outing to take fifth. Michael Weber, making the trip from Iowa, made it pay off with a solid sixth. Lincoln Kearchner was impressive in seventh. Logan Jones and Kelby Friese both had solid efforts, finishing eighth and ninth, respectively. Bob Stough, a Series veteran and one of the greats, rounded out the top-10.

     Heat winners were Carbaugh, Seth Kearchner, Houdeshell and Weber. Tyler Rampmeyer won the B-Main. The East Coast Series is back in action this weekend with a double-header beginning this Friday, July 19 at Clinton County Speedway. On Saturday, July 20, the Series makes its first-ever visit to Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland.

     The Series thanks David H. Martin Excavating as its title sponsor. Special thanks to Baker Door Company for the race sponsorship at BAPS. Also, the Series recognizes Fairfield Auto Service and NAPA Auto Parts (Taneytown) for its great support of Legends racing at BAPS.

 

Full field rundown: 1. Jeremy Ott, 2. Colton Friese, 3. Logan Carbaugh, 4. Scott Houdeshell, 5. Seth Kearchner, 6. Michael Weber, 7. Lincoln Kearchner, 8. Logan Jones, 9. Kelby Friese, 10. Bob Stough, 11. Mike Racine, 12. Chris Transeau, 13. Bill Diehl, 14. Scott Musselman, 15. Tyler Rampmeyer, 16. Wayne Dutterer, Jr., 17. Justin Wagaman, 18. Mike Kelley, 19. Scott Spidle, 20. Scott Montgomery, 21. Grady McGrew, 22. Chris Nicoll, 23. Cory Phillips, 24. Dustin Wiles

Drivers who did not qualify after the B-Main: Hunter McElroy, Kirk Martin, Eric Hurst, Connor Tracy, Ben Morrow, Moses Goetz, Ryan Walls, Mike Perkins, Dave Benner, Donald Stoudt, Shaun Abney, Andrew Mowen, Joe Racine, Brian Rampmeyer 

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2024 East Coast Legend Series Rules Updates

1. Feature Winners will receive an additional 10 points in 2024. Feature Winners will now receive 110 points. The difference in points between first and second is now 13 points. This does not alter how INEX points are awarded. In a case where show-up points are awarded, this point differential will not be applicable

2. In 2024, The East Coast Legend Series will reintroduce the Rookie Rule (with changes). For a Rookie's first FIVE events, he/she will be required to start at the rear of heat races ONLY. After the driver's respective heat race, the driver will then start in either the A/B Main in the qualified spot from the heat race. If the event has time trials/hot lap time trials, Rookies will start in the qualified position posted from time trials. Rookies will be required to have their rear bumpers painted or taped yellow from bumper tab to bumper tab or rear horn to rear horn, and the bumpers must remain yellow for the duration of the season. Rookie drivers are those with NO prior Legends experience or less than FIVE Legends events as a driver. After the completion of a Rookie's first FIVE events, the driver will not be required to adhere to the Rookie Rule UNLESS the Series race director feels it's warranted based on performance shown by driver.

3. In 2024, a driver will be allowed to miss/drop FOUR races. For example, if a driver does not attend four races, it will not count against him/her. If a driver attends all the races, then he/she will be allowed to drop their four worst finishes. If a driver does not attend one to three races, then those races will not count against said driver, and the driver will then be allowed to drop his/her worst finishes for other races until the race tally reaches four. This miss/drop procedure will be in effect through the Sept. 7 event at Lincoln Speedway. Following that event, drivers will have their misses/drops calculated, and the remainder of the points season will be run "heads up" points and no misses/drops will be allowed. The following tracks in 2024 will NOT BE ALLOWED to be used for a miss/drop: Natural Bridge, Roaring Knob and Hagerstown. If a driver chooses to run a Legends event outside of the East Coast Series on the same night that the East Coast Series has a race, then that driver will not be allowed to use that date as a miss/drop. If an event is canceled, the miss/drop procedure does not apply. 

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