From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley . . . . by Than Mitchell With Five-time Feature Winner, Joe Bednarski, Wyoming, chasing leader Selinsgrove's Jeff Furlong it looked like The Action Track's Micro Sprint Feature would turn into a late-laps ...
From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley . . . . by Than Mitchell
With Five-time Feature Winner, Joe Bednarski, Wyoming, chasing leader Selinsgrove's Jeff Furlong it looked like The Action Track's Micro Sprint Feature would turn into a late-laps shoot-out. When Bednarski experienced mechanical difficulties and ducked into the pits, Furlong was left with a several car length's lead. In the post race interview Furlong, who maintained his advantage and came home first, said that he had no idea that Bednarski had pitted and was racing him all of the way. Furlong's crew gave him a good car and set-up which paid off with the win. Second across the line was the hard charging Blane Heimbach, also of Selinsgrove, with David Utt, Catawissa picking off third. Brad McClelland managed a fourth place finish, Eric Perchak from Hazelton was fifth, and Steve Lenig, another Selinsgrove resident, was sixth. Nick Lannan, Montoursville, hung on for seventh, Chris Smith eighth, while Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck, and Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, filled out the top ten positions.
Winning three weeks in a row makes it seem Mike Keppler, Bechtelsville, has figured out The Action Track's clay oval. To maintain his winning ways will require he does it with the Micro Sprint regulars as he has reached the four win limit in the Rookie Micro Sprint division. Following to catch the fast Keppler across the finish line were Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY, who finished second, and Dave Williams, third. Richie Mitchell, Mortonville was fourth and Eric Eckert, Bristol was in fifth position. In the sixth slot was A.J. Bast, Tower City, while Joe Uliana, Bangor, picked up the seventh place honors. The final three spots were taken by Jason Wagner, Shannon Stahl and Bob Bogart.
Pre-registration for The Greenwood Valley Action Track's Firecracker 500 Feature, scheduled for July 3rd, is a good way for competitors to save some cash. With a purse of $800 for the event's winner, strong competition is guaranteed. In addition to the Micro Sprint Feature, extra kart activities will also be possible. For the holiday special, the gates open at noon and warm-ups start at 4:30. Join racing friends and family for great racing action every Saturday night at The Greenwood Valley Action Track, located 3 1/2 miles east of Millville.
June 19, 1999; Greenwood Valley Action Track
Lite Karts (caged) 1. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 2. Kevin Kratzer 3. Joe Hogan
Rookie Karts (caged) 1. Skippy Blyler, Klingerstown 2. Brett Gordner, Orangeville 3. Josh Gauger, Bloomsburg
Adult Kart (caged) 375
1. Chris Badger, Lewisburg 2. Joey Finan, Milton 3. John Uhrin, Freeland
Adult Kart (caged) 410 1. Amanda Zimmerman, Middleburg 2. Ross Perchak, Hazelton 3. Brian Wawroski, Bloomsburg
Junior Karts (caged) 1. Adam Zimmerman, Middleburg 2. Kevin Mull, Middleburg 3. Chris Willsey, Elmira Heights, NY
Medium Karts 1. Cliff Loss, Penns Creek 2. Matt Hummel, Northumberland 3. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer
Heavy Karts 1. Adam Dimm, Mifflintown 2. John Evancho, Freeland 3. Jim Ferry, Liverpool
Extra Heavy Karts 1. Nathan Weikel 2. Eddy Miller, Sunbury 3. Doug Landis, Liverpool
Micro Sprints 250cc 1. Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove 2. Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove 3. David Utt, Catawissa 4. Brad McClelland 5. Eric Perchak, Hazelton 6. Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove 7. Nick Lannan, Montoursville 8. Chris Smith 9. Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck 10. Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg
Rookie Micro Sprints 250cc 1. Mike Keppler, Bechtelsville 2. Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY 3. Dave Williams 4. Richie Mitchell, Mortonville 5. Eric Eckert, Bristol 6. A.J. Bast, Tower City 7. Joe Uliana, Bangor 8. Jason Wagner 9. Shannon Stahl 10. Bob Bogart