AMA Riders Win National Honors at Path Valley Saturday Spring Run, PA_ Riders from five states won national recognition Saturday in the AMA Northeast Amateur Short Track Nationals at the Path Valley Speedway Park. While riders from eight ...
AMA Riders Win National Honors at Path Valley Saturday
Spring Run, PA_ Riders from five states won national recognition Saturday in the AMA Northeast Amateur Short Track Nationals at the Path Valley Speedway Park.
While riders from eight states competed, the majority of the winners are from Pennsylvania and AMA Region 6.
Produced by Two Wheel Promotions, the races for 28 classes of bikes and four-wheelers are recognized as official national championships by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and winners in eight premier classes are awarded travel assistance money to the 2004 AMA Progressive Insurance Dirt Track Grand Championships at the Illinois State Fairgrounds June 27 through July 4.
All of the winners are permitted and encouraged by the AMA to display a yellow on blue #1(NE) number tag on their vehicles, but while riders can enter up to three events, they are only permitted a travel assistance grant for one premier class win. The premier class winners are also seeded into guaranteed heat race starting spots at the Grand Nationals before the remainder of the field is set.
The 2004 premier classes are: 50cc Senior, 65cc Modified, 85cc 7-11 Modified, 250cc 2-Stroke Modified, 250cc 4-Stroke Modified, 450cc, 505cc Modified, and 30+ Open Singles.
Many of the riders in victory lane had won past nationals, but only one rider won in two premier events. John Lewis V of Brandamore won both the 450 Modified class and the 250 Modified 2-Stroke feature, both popular classes with large fields of riders.
The Short Track feature is part of a three-day program of AMA racing that also includes a Tourist Trophy or Scramble race through right turns and a jump at Path Valley on Sunday and a Half-Mile race Memorial Day Monday at the Williams Grove Speedway. Riders are awarded plaques, trophies and national honors for each of the three events and overall Northeast Championships for their combined finishes in all three.
AMA Northeast Amateur National Short Track Champions
4-Wheel 2-Stroke -- Brian Riley of Gardners on #25 Honda
400 Mod -- Corey Texter of Willow Street on #65 KTM
250 Mod 4-Stroke -- Austin Greenland of Spring Mills on #1NE KTM
85 DTX 9-13 -- Patrick Jacobsen of Montgomery NY on #99 Honda
450 Mod -- John Lewis V of Brandamore on #21 KTM
4-Wheel 4-Stroke -- Dane Delancey of Port Royal on #6 Yamaha
Vet 30+ Singles -- Todd Kendig of Mechanicsburg on #11 Rotax
250 Mod 2-Stroke -- John Lewis V of Brandamore on #1N Honda
4-Wheel Sportsman -- Brian Riley of Gardners on #25 Honda
50 Jr. 4-6 -- Kenneth Venarchic of New Castle DE on #4x KTM
50 Sr. 7-8 -- Tyler Stacey of Akron PA on #91 LEM
250 DTX -- Michael Radley of Coeymans Hollow NY on #141 Rotax
18+ Open Twin -- John Winsett Sr. of Bainbridge on #47A Harley-Davidson
85 Mod 12-15 -- Shayna Texter of Willow Street on #25 Honda
505 Mod -- Jonathan Reid of Kinzers on #28 Honda
50 PW Shaft -- Dylan Winsett of Bainbridge on #47 Yamaha
50 PW 4-8 -- Colton Smith of Street MD on #41 KTM
Sr. 40+ Open -- Joseph Dohm of Red Lion on #38A Rotax
65 DTX 7-11 -- Cassidy Heiser of York on #67A Suzuki
500 2-Valve -- Cory Texter of Willow Street on #65 Buell
4-Wheel ATV Youth -- Joseph Bromley of Warrington on #5 POL
85 Mod 7-11 -- Hayden Avery of Chesterfield VA on #27 Yamaha
125 Mod -- Brandon Robinson of Oxford on #44 Yamaha
600 Mod -- Joseph Bromley of Warrington on # 5B KTM
Sportsman -- Dennis Flynn of Hopewell Junction NY on #88 Honda
Pro Sport -- Mark Fillebrown of Bethlehem on #68 Yamaha
Super Senior 50+ Open -- Michael Keane of Baltimore on #1S Yamaha
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. The new phone number at the track is 717-349-7111. For information on the 2004 schedule and rules, race teams and fans can consult our website at www.pathvalley.com or they can email Two Wheel Promotions at email@example.com.