Satterlee Sweeps ULMS Kickoff Weekend
Port Royal, PA — March 21, 2021
The 2021 #ULMSmilliondollartour season kicked off a day later than originally planned as the opener at Williams Grove was postponed a week due to cold temperatures but Gregg Satterlee heated up the weekend with a $7000 sweep at Port Royal Speedway to open the all new ULMS South Region with a pair of convincing wins.
Satterlee started second due to his second place time in the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Scramble to determine the top 8 starting spots. Mike Norris captured the $100 two lap scramble to earn the Pole Position for the 30 lap Zimmer’s Service Center ULMS season opener.
Gregg Satterlee picked right up where he left off last season, when ULMS was at Port Royal by picking up the $3000 win during the Zimmer’s Service Center ULMS Racing Series feature event. The win moved
Satterlee bested Michael Norris, three time defending series champion, Max Blair, Rick Eckert and Tyler Bare by 3.526 seconds to earn the victory.
“I just love coming to this place so much and it doesn’t matter how many divisions are here the track is just perfect,” said Satterlee. “It’s easy to be happy when you’re in victory lane and our car was just so good tonight.”
Norris and Satterlee led the field to the green flag and it was Norris getting the early jump. Third starter Blair moved into second initially while Satterlee settled into third.
Norris opened up an early lead and he hit happed traffic on lap eight. One lap later Satterlee slid under Blair for the runner up spot and he set his sights on the leader. Three laps later Satterlee was all over Norris and he tried unsuccessfully to take the lead for two laps.
Finally on lap 14 Satterlee used a head of steam entering turn three to slide up in front of Norris to lead heading to the flag stand. The caution flew the following lap for a slowing Mason Zeigler, but with clean air ahead of him Satterlee cruised ahead at the return to green flag action.
Norris and Blair battled side by side for most of the remaining laps, but neither had anything for Satterlee as he checked out to score the victory. Dylan Yoder, Ross Robinson, Jared Miley, Colton Flinner and Gary Stuhler made up the rest of the top ten.
“It just seems this track really suits our program here lately and we’ve been good just about everytime out,” said Satterlee. “With how much they’re paying and the fields and track conditions, it’s safe to say we’ll be visiting Port Royal a time or two this season.”
For Norris, he knew that once Satterlee got by him it was going to be tough to track him back down.
“I knew we needed to get out front early and go if we wanted a chance,” said Norris. “Gregg is so good here and once I saw him get by I think we were pretty much racing for second. It was a lot of fun out there and I hope the fans enjoyed it.”
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