Big Diamond 2001-05-11

Minersville, PA (May 11) - Jeff Strunk of Bethel, PA piloted his Kenworth/Cummins W9 to the $2000, 25-lap feature win at Big Diamond Raceway on Friday night in NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified action. It was Strunk's first win at the track of...

Minersville, PA (May 11) - Jeff Strunk of Bethel, PA piloted his Kenworth/Cummins W9 to the $2000, 25-lap feature win at Big Diamond Raceway on Friday night in NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified action. It was Strunk's first win at the track of the 2001 season and came as part of the card sponsored by Kreiser Fuel's Tremont Quick Stop Night.

Dave Dissinger of Mohrsville, PA captured the $600 win in the NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman 20-lap feature rain-delayed from April 20 in his Harmony Hill Assisted Living/Oak Hill Farms 88X. Dave then repeated that effort in the 20-lap feature as part of the regular program to raise his Big Diamond 2001 win total to three (3). Dave Miller of Pine Grove, PA drove his Heritage Ford-Kia/Wyler's Towing #1 to his first win of the year in the roadrunner 15-lap main event.

Strunk took the lead in the 25-lap NASCAR WRS Modified main on lap 8 from Jimmy Hauer (Lebanon, PA) after starting 6th in the 28-car field. Craig Von Dohren (Barto, PA) finished second followed by Duane Howard (Oley, PA), Hauer, Keith Hoffman (Whitehall, PA), Bob Trapper (Scranton, PA), Terry Meitzler (Kutztown, PA), Ray Swinehart (Bechtelsville, PA), Jerry Higbie, Jr. (Slate Hill, NY), and Kyle Weiss (Hamburg, PA). Johnny ray (Reading, PA) led the firsy four laps before yielding to Hauer.

Dissinger started 8th in the opening NASCAR Sportsman feature and took the lead from Mike Schane (Hamlin, PA) on lap 7. Schane was knocked out of contention later by another competitor and Luke Wagner (Hershey, PA) finished second followed by Tom Brennan (Pottsville, PA), Joe Biasi, Jr. (Tamaqua, PA) and John Heckler (Hatfield, PA).

In the 2nd Sportsman feature Dissinger came from the 14th starting spot and opertook early leader Luke Wagner on lap 11. Wagner again finished second followed by John Heckler, Mike Schane and Jimmy Reppert (Hamburg, PA) in Dissinger's back-up car.

In the Roadrunners Dave Miller chased down Buck Crossley (Leesport, PA) on lap four to win over Crossley, Bill McNeal (Williamstown, PA), Barry Schrader (Orwigsburg, PA), and John Ulsh (Summit Station, PA).

Racing resumes next Friday, May 18, on Racing with Jesus Ministries Night at Big Diamond Raceway, The NASCAR-sanctioned action gets underway at 8 PM featuring the Weekly racing Series Modifieds, the ShorTrack Sportsman and the Roadrunners.

-Big Diamond

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