KEITH HOFFMAN JOINS BROTHER, DOUG, AS BIG DIAMOND 2-TIME MOD WINNER CRAIG WHITMOYER TOPS SPORTSMAN, HOLLAND IS RR WINNER Minersville, PA -- May 27, 2005 -- Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA, found his way to another peak of a roller coaster season...
KEITH HOFFMAN JOINS BROTHER, DOUG, AS BIG DIAMOND 2-TIME MOD WINNER
CRAIG WHITMOYER TOPS SPORTSMAN, HOLLAND IS RR WINNER
Minersville, PA -- May 27, 2005 -- Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA, found his way to another peak of a roller coaster season at Big Diamond Raceway on Friday night (9May 27) to capture his second win of the 2005 season as part of the PA State Police "Click It or Ticket" Night. Thus far this season Keith a seventh place finish and three finishes outside of the top 20, to go with his two wins.
Past Sportsman modified track champion, Craig Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA, found his way back to the Hoover Chevrolet winner's circle after a year and a half absence while Kevin Holland of Pine Grove, PA, captured his first roadrunner feature win of the year.
Josh Biever (Landingville) led one lap before he broke in turn four on lap two in front of the entire field collecting fifteen of the 28 starters. This put fifth starting Keith Hoffman into the lead and he never looked back. Modified point leader Doug Hoffman (Allentown) finished second followed by Craig Von Dohren (Oley), Meme DeSantis (Temple), Ray Swinehart (Bechtelsville), Shawn Fitzpatrick (Pottsville), Duane Howard (Oley), Rick Laubach (Quakertown), Tracy Readinger (Oley) and Jason Andrews (Parryville).
Lowell Snyder (Upper Black Eddy) led first three laps of the Sportsman Modified 20-lap main only to see Cory Renninger (Llewellyn) make a turn four, inside pass off four to lead lap four. Craig Whitmoyer, who started 10th, made that same move on Renninger to take the lead one lap later and the win. Invader Mike Lyons (Cranberry, NJ) made a late charge fell a half-car-length short to finish second followed by Ray Woodall, Jr. (Pen Argyl), Renninger, Luke Wagner (Hershey), point leader Tom Brennan (Pottsville), Gary Wagner, Jr. (Womelsdorf), Brad Brightbill (Shillington), Snyder and Greg Weiland (Pottsville).
Eric D. Pinkertown (the elder Eric in the family) was back in the 37 and he led the first seven laps of the Roadrunner 15-lap main. But Kevin Holland, who started 8th, was not to be denied as he took the lead on lap 8 and went on to win. Elvin Brennan (Forestville) finished second trailed by Jason Sherman (Williamstown), point leader Kevin Beach (Llewellyn), and Ryan Olenick (Forestville).
This Friday, June 3, at 8 pm is Craftsman Night as well as the 1980 Hall of Fame Night featuring the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Roadrunners. It is also 1980 Big Diamond Hall of Fame Night as track champions from that season, Billy Schinkel, Scott Haus and Curtis Troup, will be honored.
Then, on Tuesday, June 7, the new Race of Champions Dirt series will open their southern division tour for their big block modifieds at Big Diamond at 7:30 pm. Rules will allow the Big Diamond modifieds to rule their alcohol powered 358 modifieds against the gasoline powered big block modifieds for this event which culminates with a 75 lap championship feature.
This will be the first event for the Southern RoC Tour of 2005 but Bobby Varin of Sharon Springs, NY, who has two wins in two starts in RoC North Region action, will be part of the Big D field in the Ed Munger's PMC 93. Also the roadrunners will run a non-point 15-lap feature which will permit the Selinsgrove legal roadrunners to challenge the Big Diamond regulars.
RACE RESULT SUMMARY - DATE: May 27, 2005
NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES MODIFIEDS - 25-LAP FEATURE, $2000 TO WIN
1. 1 Keith Hoffman, Whitehall, PA (2nd Big D Win of the Year)
2. 77 Doug Hoffman, Allentown,PA
3. 70D Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA
4. 11 Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA
5. 29 Ray Swinehart, Bechtelsville, PA
6. 102 Shawn Fitzpatrick, Pottsville, PA
7. 357 Duane Howard, Oley, PA
8. 14 Rick Laubach, Quakertown, PA
9. 2T Tracy Readinger. Oley, PA
10. 21T Jason Andrews, Parryville, PA
HEAT WINNERS: 1 Keith Hoffman, Whitehall, PA; SQ1 Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA; 118 Sean Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA. CONSOLATION WINNER: 21T Jason Andrews, Parryville, PA.
NASCAR SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS - 20-LAP FEATURE, $600 TO WIN
1. 99 Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA
2. 1M Mike Lyons, Cranberry, NJ
3. 72 Ray Woodall, Jr., Pen Argyl, PA
4. KT3 Cory Renninger, Llewellyn, PA
5. 3 Luke Wagner, Hershey, PA
6. 26 Tom Brennan, Pottsville, PA
7. 47 Gary Wagner, Jr., Womelsdorf, PA
8. 19 Brad Brightbill, Shillington, PA
9. 10 Lowell Snyder, Upper Black Eddy, PA
10. 145 Greg Weiland, Pottsville, PA
HEAT WINNERS: 99 Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA; 47 Gary Wagner, Jr., Womelsdorf, PA; 72 Ray Woodall, Jr., Pen Argyl, PA. CONSOLATION WINNER: 147 Louie Mitchalk, Summit Hill, PA.
NASCAR ROADRUNNERS - 15-LAP FEATURE - $100 TO WIN
1. 66 Kevin Holland, Pine Grove, PA
2. 555 Elvin Brennan, Forestville, Pa
3. 721 Jason Sherman, Williamstown, PA
4. 17 Kevin Beach, Llewellyn, PA
5. 550 Ryan Olenick, Forestville, PA
HEAT WINNERS: 11X Joe Hendricks, Auburn, PA; 66 Kevin Holland, Pine Grove, PA.