Sept. 12, 1998 IN VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY by Than Mitchell Joe Bednarski chalked up his seventh Micro Sprint Feature win of the season, driving through traffic like a New York taxi driver. The Wyoming, PA, native used long runs ...
Sept. 12, 1998 IN VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY by Than Mitchell
Joe Bednarski chalked up his seventh Micro Sprint Feature win of the season, driving through traffic like a New York taxi driver. The Wyoming, PA, native used long runs punctuated by several yellow flags for spins and flips to his advantage. In Victory Lane, Bednarski dedicated his win to Buck Creveling, race fan and father of Action Track owner Gerry Creveling. Buck passed away last weekend after a lengthy illness.
Trying to catch Bednarski's #8 was Troy "Buster" Whitesell of Selinsgrove, followed by Eric Perchak, Hazelton; Brent Boyer, Bloomsburg; Colby Womer, Mt. Pleasant Mills; Chris Smith; Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove; Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg; Nick Lannan, Montoursville and Blaine Heimbach, Selinsgrove.
Ralph Utter's weekly drive from New Jersey to participate in the Rookie Micro Sprint action at the Greenwood Valley Action Track resulted in his third feature for the 1998 season Saturday night. In his Victory Lane interview, Utter thanked his wife for letting him race, travelling to the races with him and then he thanked his one man pit crew, Butch. Another win will move Utter into the Regular Micro ranks. Chasing Utter and finishing second was the #9L of Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY, then Jake Park, Rome; Jerry Mack, Selinsgrove; Chad Thomas, New Berlin; Mike Kepler, Bechtelsville; Geoff Hogan, Plymouth; Josh Philpott, Waverly, NY; Pat Behler, Northampton and Bree Boyer, Bloomsburg.
Pennsylvania's oval track racing fraternity suffered another premature loss. Ronnie Tobias, competitor and innovator, was 43 and will be sorely missed by his wife Diane, his family, and his friends in racing.
There are only a couple more weeks to earn points and gain places in each of the divisions at the Greenwood Valley Action Track. Racing at the end of the season is fast and highly competitive, and well worth the trip to the track. Every driver has a long season of practice, and a desire to earn more points, so bring the family and join other racing fans at the one-fifth mile oval dirt racing circuit. Gates open at 3:00, heat races at 6:00 at the Greenwood Valley Action Track located three and one-half miles east of Millville.
Lite Karts 1. Joe Hogan, Plymouth 2. Tom Tice 3. Rob Burns, Sunbury
Rookie Karts 1st Feature 1. Brett Gordner, Orangeville 2. Matt Miller, Sunbury 3. John Westbrook
2nd Feature 1.James Insingna, Bloomsburg 2.Lenny Krautheim, Penns Creek 3.Mike Bultman
Adult Caged 1. Ross Perchak, Hazelton 2. Brian Wawroski, Bloomsburg 3. Joey Finan, Milton
Medium Karts 1. Cliff Loss, Penns Creek 2. Matt Hummel, Northumberland 3. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer
Jr. Karts (caged) 1. Chris Willsey 2. Mike Burns, Sunbury 3. Kevin Mull, Middleburg
Heavy Karts 1. Brian Kurtz, Sunbury 2. Brock Lyttle, Sunbury 3. Brian Snyder, Selinsgrove
Star Karts (caged) 1. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 2. Mark Howanitz, Orangeville 3. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer
Ex-heavy Karts 1. Eddy Miller, Milton 2. Dan Kritzer, Herndon 3. Dave Hoy
Limited Modifieds 1. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer 2. Jim Sayre 3. Richard Nichols
MICRO-SPRINTS 1. Joe Bednarski, Plymouth 2. Troy "Buster" Whitesell, Selinsgrove 3. Eric Perchak, Hazelton 4. Brent Boyer, Bloomsburg 5. Colby Womer, Mt. Pleasant Mills 6. Chris Smith 7. Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove 8. Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg 9. Nick Lannan, Montoursville 10. Blain Heimbach, Selinsgrove
ROOKIE MICRO-SPRINT 1. Ralph Utter Jr. NJ 2. Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY 3. Jake Park, Rome 4. Jerry Mack, Selinsgrove 5. Chad Thomas, New Berlin 6. Mike Kepler, Bechtelsville 7. Geoff Hogan, Plymouth 8. Josh Philpott, Waverly, NY 9. Pat Behler, Northampton 10. Bree Boyer, Bloomsburg