Greenwood Valley Micro Sprint 98-07-25

July 25, 1998 ON VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY By Than Mitchell It was Blaine Heimbach night at the Greenwood Valley Action Track as the 16 year old hot foot won both the Rookie and the Regular Micro Features, back-to-back, driving an RTS...

July 25, 1998 ON VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY

By Than Mitchell

It was Blaine Heimbach night at the Greenwood Valley Action Track as the 16 year old hot foot won both the Rookie and the Regular Micro Features, back-to-back, driving an RTS Chassis.

In the Rookie Micro Feature Heimbach started in the third row and pulled to the lead early in the race. When he crossed the finish line ahead of the rest of the field, it ended his Rookie career at Greenwood Valley as it was his fourth Feature win; an automatic boot to the Regular Micro ranks. Following Heimbach across the line were Scott Miller, Slatington; Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY; Ralph Ferraro; Dave Luethe; C.J. Jones, Hellertown; John Gross, Harveys Lake; Billy Graves, Port Crane, NY; Jake Park, Rome, PA and Jim Wehner.

The Main Event at The Action Track had an enhanced purse thanks to CSI 44 Motorsports and Brian Wawroski. CSI (or Commercial Stainless), makers of restaurant equipment in Bloomsburg, sponsors several regular competitors at Greenwood Valley. On Saturday night CSI backed a 44 lap feature race. Divided into two parts, the first 29 laps were run until a yellow was thrown. Five minutes and forty-four seconds were allowed for competitors to adjust their cars before returning to battle the final fifteen lap dash to the finish.

Joe Bednarski of Wyoming led the first 29 laps and was awarded $100 from CSI. To add to the challenge, the first five positions were reordered by a pill pull. Newly promoted Blaine Heimbach drew the pole position for a single-file restart. Only Bednarski was able to pass Heimbach and he led until his Micro quit running placing the young driver back in the lead for good. With the added purse from Commercial Stainless, Heimbach's take for the Feature was $500. Congratulations and thanks to the talented young driver for a fine show. This is the first time in 19 years at the Greenwood Valley Action Track for a same-night double win in the Rookies and Regulars. Across the line after Heimbach were Jason Kemp of Bloomsburg; Troy "Buster" Whitesell, Selinsgrove; Jason Rice, Easton; Eric Perchak, Hazelton; Todd Rittenhouse; Brent Boyer, Bloomsburg; A.J. Walters, Bloomsburg; Chris Smith and rounding out the top ten, Ryan Frable from Penn Argyl.

Join friends and family at the Greenwood Valley Action Track, Four miles east of Millville every Saturday night for fine dirt oval racing. Gates open at 3, warm-ups at 5:30, and racing action gets underway at 6. See you at the Action Track.

RESULTS: Greenwood Valley Action Track

July 25, 1998

LITE KARTS 1. Joe Hogan, Plymouth 2. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove 3. John Hoffman, Freeland

ROOKIE KARTS(caged) 1. Matt Miller, Sunbury 2. John Westbrook 3. Brett Gordner, Orangeville

ADULT CAGED 1. Brian Wawroski, Bloomsburg 2. Joel Thomas, Bloomsburg 3. Nate Hartzel, Lewisburg

MEDIUM KARTS 1. Nip Loss, Penns Creek 2. Cliff Loss, Penns Creek 3. Matt Hummel

JR. KARTS(caged) 1. John Uhrin, Freeland 2. Rochelle Miller, Sunbury 3. Justin Poe, Danville

HEAVY KARTS 1. Brian Snyder, Selinsgrove 2. Kirk Ritter 3. Jeff Rathfon

STAR KART(caged) 1. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer 2. Mark Howanitz 3. Jason Koch, Lewisburg

EX-HEAVY KARTS 1. Dan Kritzer, Herndon 2. Dave Hoy 3. Joe Ozelek

ROOKIE MICRO 1. Blaine Heimbach, Selinsgrove 2. Scott Miller, Slatington 3. Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY 4. Ralph Ferraro 5. Dave Leuthe 6. C.J. Jones, Hellertown 7. John Gross, Harveys Lake 8. Billy Graves, Port Crane, NY 9. Jake Park, Rome, PA 10. Jim Wehner

MICRO SPRINTS 1. Blaine Heimbach, Selinsgrove 2. Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg 3. Troy "Buster" Whitesell, Selinsgrove 4. Jason Rice, Easton 5. Eric Perchak, Hazelton 6. Todd Rittenhouse 7. Brent Boyer, Bloomsburg 8. A.J. Walters, Bloomsburg 9. Chris Smith 10. Ryan Frable, Penn Argyl =======================================================

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