Path Valley AMA bike wins to first timers, Spring Run, PA_ No home track advantage helped Saturday night at the Path Valley Speedway Park as visiting bikers from out of state took home first time wins in American Motorcyclist Association...
Path Valley AMA bike wins to first timers,
Spring Run, PA_ No home track advantage helped Saturday night at the Path Valley Speedway Park as visiting bikers from out of state took home first time wins in American Motorcyclist Association District 6 action.
Most impressive was perhaps Jake Johnson of Deptford NJ, fresh from an upset win on the AMA pro-am circuit, who won a hotly contested Sportsman feature after several lead changes.
Dan Gedeon of Leavittsburg OH on his #22 Yamaha made his first visit to Path Valley count with a win in the 250B main event and said, "This is an awesome track and I love the steep banks. I never, ever raced on a track this smooth."
Joshua Langreck of Amelia VA, near Richmond, on the #88 Yamaha echoed those sentiments as he won his first ever in the 85cc Mod 7-11 class. "It was almost five hours to get here, but it was well worth the trip. We had a great time and to win on such a famous track is our best day ever!" he said.
"The racing was as good as we've ever seen with lots of passing and close finishes," said Jack Flowers of Two Wheel Promotions, which operates the quarter-mile clay oval.
Among the local regulars at the track, three generations of one family scored Saturday night wins. John Winsett Sr. won in the 40-plus feature. His son, John Jr., won the 600A main, and grandson Dylan Winsett won in the 50cc class.
The quads also saw one upset as Gregory Spicka of Gettysburg took the four-wheel two-stroke win, but Dan Mowers of Chambersburg continued to dominate with a win in the four-wheel sportsman class and Cory Buhrman of Upper Strasburg won again in the four-wheel four-stroke main.
Other out of state visitors who won included Steve Atkinson of Manquin VA who won the 100 Stock feature on his #4 Rotex and Brandon Atkinson who won the 50cc junior feature.
The next AMA motorcycles & quads race at Path Valley is Saturday, July 20, sponsored by M & S Honda-Suzuki of Chambersburg, with gates open at 5 p.m.
The Path Valley Speedway Park is located in Spring Run PA a mile north on PA Route 641 from the intersection with PA Route 75, halfway between Port Royal and Hagerstown. It is five miles east from the Willow Hill Exit 14 of the PA Turnpike.
For information on the 2002 schedule and track, consult the website at www.pathvalley.com.